Tag: "immigrant" at medical news
Hispanic drug use rises in US culture
...f new cultural information and social skills by an immigrant
group, which often replaces traditional cultural b...sis on family in traditional cultures, as Hispanic immigrant
populations will naturally acculturate over time. ...
UK and other European countries should introduce universal childhood hepatitis B vaccination
... the highest risk of contracting the disease, e.g. immigrant
communities, are vaccinated. The authors add: A...actors such as increased travel and integration of immigrant
communities are increasing the number of at-risk individuals in these countries. Under-reporting o...
Better health twice as likely for nonsmokers who live and work with smoking restrictions
...Act of 2003, second-hand smoke exposure among this immigrant
Chinese population at home and work was high, note the researchers. "Particular attention must be paid to influencing smokers who are most likely to benefit from these policies but who are less likely to have smoke-free homes and whose families are ...
Smoking, growing private hospital care for poor and US flu vaccine policies
...oor Air Act, second-hand smoke exposure among this immigrant
Chinese population at home and work was high, note the researchers. More private apartment buildings are enforcing smoking bans and public housing is considering adopting them. Although these policies raise difficult ethical issues, this study provi...
SCHIP has been successful overall, should be expanded says new health care opinion leaders survey
...ents think SCHIP should be made available to legal immigrant
children whose families meet income requirements. ...% were in favor of making SCHIP available to legal immigrant
children. Majorities also favor (strongly favor or favor) covering additional groups and oppose...
Emergency Medicaid for immigrants goes to childbirth
...ccountability Office. Many states with established immigrant
communities extend full Medicaid benefits to legal...or recent immigrants, DuBard said. As a result, an immigrant
who has suffered a disabling stroke may endure lengthy and expensive hospital stays because hospital...
Chronic disease management quality improvement efforts yield better care delivery
...om are uninsured or underinsured or are members of immigrant
or minority groups. This study indicates that focused quality improvement interventions can enhance how we deliver care and we need to do more to improve clinical outcomes, said Carolyn M. Clancy, M.D., AHRQ director. These findings will guide o...
Change in guidelines could help eliminate TB in US
...ction. The following countries of origin of U.S. immigrant
residents had the largest number of TB cases in 20...omprehensive strategy, with varying approaches for immigrant
populations from high-risk countries....
RAND study finds adolescent Asian immigrants improve their good health habits over time
...he study found. While the nutritional habits of immigrant
Latino teens were better than those of whites, tho..., one in five children in the United States was an immigrant
or born to immigrants, yet relatively little is know about the preventive health behaviors of this g...
RAND study shows little public money spent on health care to undocumented immigrants
...during 2000 and 2001. Los Angeles has the largest immigrant
community in the United States. Participants in ...n-born, per-person health costs were highest among immigrant
citizens. Per- person medical spending for undocumented men and women was 39 percent and 54 percent ...
Sperm banks unpopular with patients MUHC researchers investigate why
...ls that Quebecers are less likely than patients of immigrant
descent to choose sperm banking as an option to fa...ed that Quebecers are less likely than patients of immigrant
descent to choose sperm banking as an option to father children in the future....
Surveys find outright hunger among Latino immigrants in North Carolina
...hers have found high rates of hunger in surveys of immigrant
Latino families in eastern and western North Carolina, southwestern Virginia and Forsyth County. "Although the United States enjoys a relative lack of hunger, there are segments of the N.C. population Latino immigrants with hunger more severe than ...
Terrorism and mental health focus of NIMH-funded study
...ation, prior psychiatric history, minority status, immigrant
status, poverty) increasingly exacerbate the impact of ongoing terrorism (whether they act in an increasingly more negative fashion as threat and loss mount) To identify and study the role of defensive coping responses, such that those exposed to t...
Virtual communities may foster mental health in severely ill kids
...." Bers plans to expand her research to include immigrant
youth, who also face issues of isolation. Bers came to the U.S. in 1994 to attend Boston University, from which she earned her M.ED., and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she earned her M.S. and Ph.D. In 2001, she joined Tufts Un...
Research documents children's exposure to pesticides, suggests need for family education
Winston-Salem, N.C. - Two studies of immigrant
farmworker families in North Carolina and Virginia found evidence of pesticide exposure in young children, and prompted researchers to call for pesticide safety training for workers' spouses. In the American Journal of Industrial Medicine, research...
Inadequate housing may contribute to poor health in immigrant farmworker families
...d on describing the specific housing conditions of immigrant
farmworker families in North Carolina and identifying housing features that place these families at risk for environmental exposures. It is based on data from 234 households. The researchers analyzed information from multiple interviews conducted by ...
Many new immigrants to US change diet -- and not for the better
...thor of a new analysis of dietary assimilation and immigrant
health. In her study, Akresh considered the change...n important precursor to a fuller understanding of immigrant
health." In her research, Akresh focuses on several aspects of immigrant
acculturation and assimilat...
Tufts University receives federal grant to address occupational risks among immigrants
... but vulnerable segment in the American workforce: immigrant
workers. The grant will fund intervention efforts...s human cost, there is also a cost to society when immigrant
occupational health and environmental health issues are not addressed. Human suffering is multiplied...
Asian immigrants in NYC not receiving HIV education at religious institutions
...f Health Policy. "Religious institutions in Asian immigrant
communities are very influential and in a unique p...vices. This is the first systematic study of Asian immigrant
religious institutions' willingness to take a role in HIV prevention or care in the United States. ...
Scrapping BCG vaccination in British schools is justified
...icted to segments of the population, in particular immigrant
communities. The number of cases in people born in...nd it is clear that the risk of tuberculosis among immigrant
communities declines over time once they have settled in the United Kingdom, and that the imported d...