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Children with high blood lead levels often do not receive follow-up tests
...ention is to require screening of high-risk, older housing
units to identify lead hazards before a child is p...t, not the focus. Unfortunately, public health and housing
agencies lack the resources they need to protect children from lead poisoning, and even when they do...
In less dense neighborhoods
...lity, commuting time to work, neighborhood safety, housing
price and others no longer seemed important. Jus...cant to homeowners. "After 9/11, nothing else but housing
density and parks mattered to people when they considered moving," said Hazel Morrow-Jones, co-autho...
Housing subsidies may help prevent children's undernutrition
...children of low-income families who receive public housing
rent subsidies had greater weight for age, an indi...s health and well-being. Poor families who receive housing
subsidies may be protected from excessive pressure on their food budget compared to comparable poor ...
Is rural Canada a good place to grow old?
...erved in the areas of health care, transportation, housing
and other services. VAC has been providing a home care program to war veterans throughout Canada through the Veterans Independence Program for several decades and believes its expertise, experience, and support of research such as that carried out a...
MGH named by NHLBI as Specialized Center for Cell-Based Therapy for Heart, Lung and Blood Diseases
... for example the particular section of bone marrow housing
blood stem cells. Scadden explains that components of these environments can determine whether or not stem cells remain quiescent or become activated to produce mature cells and tissues. Once these critical components have been identified, techniqu...
Adolescents' HIV risk reduced with community intervention
...were 12- to 17-year-olds residing in 15 low-income housing
developments throughout the United States. Each housing
development was randomly assigned to either the full community-level intervention, a skills-training...
Aussie blokes dying for a health policy, say UWS men's health experts
...cial causes like education, socio-economic status, housing
stress and work and family issues. Speaking in Melbourne today at the 6th National Men's Health Conference, Professor Macdonald and Mr Woods urge federal and state governments to develop a long-overdue national men's health policy, which addresses th...
Researchers looking at how neighborhoods contribute to healthy lifestyles
...ions as how walking trails might be built close to housing
in town planning," said Kathy Hosig, associate pro... built into the area. There are different types of housing
from apartments to condominiums to residences with large lots. There are trails, parks, and housing
Medical debt undermines housing security for working families, new national study shows
... that medical debt is threatening homeownership or housing
stability for many American working families, incl...health insurance did little to protect people from housing
difficulties -- one fifth of those with insurance reported housing
problems." Brandeis University r...
OHSU study reveals each persons' activity level appears intrinsic, possibly tied to genetics
...gher activity levels than monkeys living in larger housing
areas. The monkeys in the single cages were further studied for a six-month period and they showed consistent levels of activity through out this time. Sedentary monkeys remained sedentary, and active animals remained active. A follow-up study was...
Mailman School of Public Health receives grant for homelessness prevention studies
...illness." Successful efforts to create supportive housing
for people with severe and persistent mental illne...fit the mentally ill at greatest risk of long-term housing
instability," observes Ezra Susser, MD, DrPH, Anna Cheskis Gelman and Murray Charles Gelman Professo...
Household cleaners effectively remove lead-laden dust
... lead removal. Of the approximately 100 million housing
units in the United States, about 24 million have significant levels of lead in dust, soil and paint, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). New HUD guidelines, to be released in 2006, will incorporate the findings f...
Toward the future of cancer prevention
...the new Cancer Prevention Building. In addition to housing
faculty offices, the building's Cancer Prevention Center and new Behavioral Research and Treatment Center provide advanced early detection and risk-reduction services and state-of-the-art biobehavioral and psychosocial research venues. These t...
Neighborhoods may affect asthma, UCSF study finds
Educational level, housing
status and other socioeconomic factors are thought...ffects, but most researchers believe water-damaged housing
stock, proximity to high traffic flow, industrial pollution, and social environmental stress are key...
Hispanic asthma rates highest among Puerto Ricans
...d that broadening access to health care, improving housing
conditions and reducing exposure to environmental tobacco smoke along with a reduction in other indoor allergens would have a significant positive impact on asthma rates in poor Hispanics....
Asthmatic children in multi-family housing hit by indoor nitrogen dioxide
Children with asthma living in multi-family housing
who are exposed to certain levels of indoor nitrog...25.9 parts per billion. Among the 242 multi-family housing
units studied, 111 (45.9 percent) had nitrogen dioxide concentrations greater than 20 parts per bill...
Farmworkers' paradox: Stanford study shows field laborers not eating what they grow
...bor camps are primarily single, poor; they live in housing
without cooking facilities." Dropping off leaflets about the health effects of a poor diet, isn't enough to affect change - policy and health professionals must work toward enhancing the environments in which people live and work....
Former smoker-led intervention program helps women quit
...e the best combination for helping women in public housing
stop smoking, researchers have found. This strateg...y 50 percent of women smokers in an Augusta public housing
unit quit smoking by the end of a six-week program while less than 8 percent of women in a compariso...
Poor, ethnic children at greater risk for exposure to toxic pollutants
... children from families that don't receive federal housing
subsidies, she and her co-author, Colleen F. Moore, Ph.D., a professor of psychology, explain. Compliance with federal rules for blood lead screening of Medicaid-eligible toddlers also varies widely by state. Existing efforts to get tenants to contro...
Inadequate housing may contribute to poor health in immigrant farmworker families
...rker families in North Carolina live in inadequate housing
that puts them at higher risk of exposure to disea...here has been very little research to document the housing
in which farmworker families live," said Arcury, professor of family and community medicine. "This s...
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