Tag: "immigrants" at medical news
Hispanic drug use rises in US culture
.... Substance abuse increases among recent Hispanic immigrants
as they replace their traditional cultural beliefs...and social patterns. In general, recent Hispanic immigrants
are more family-oriented and have less tolerant views of drug and alcohol use, Akins said. Although...
Researchers call for investigation into links between khat use and psychiatric disorders
...properties has also become popular in the UK among immigrants
of the Somali, Yemeni and Ethiopian communities. Whilst it is reported to have cultural functions, it is also increasingly reported to be associated with social and medical problems including anti-social behaviour, unemployment, psychoses, depressio...
Emergency Medicaid for immigrants goes to childbirth
...ecause federal law excludes undocumented and legal immigrants
who have been in the U.S. less than five years. Th...aid requirements most adults without children and immigrants
with employer-sponsored insurance. "Theres a misconception that a lot of the Medicaid budget is go...
RAND study of Los Angeles County neighborhoods and their impact on children enters second phase
...st concrete estimate of the number of undocumented immigrants
who have health insurance. About 3,000 families ... how the nation has changed, with large numbers of immigrants
and a mobile population. It's important to see if lessons from the past and from other parts of the...
Law professor finds home health-care workers have few legal protections
...gle mothers. In addition, many workers are illegal immigrants
who work off the books and get paid under the table. The annual turnover rate is about 50 percent. Smith said that because home health care workers work in private residences, they are often forced to work in unsafe conditions. "We tend to think o...
RAND study finds adolescent Asian immigrants improve their good health habits over time
The good health habits of adolescent Asian immigrants
improve with each generation born in the United States, but health habits among adolescent Latino immigrants
generally remain poor or become worse in succeeding generations, according to a RAND Corporation stu...
RAND study shows little public money spent on health care to undocumented immigrants
... a RAND Corporation study issued today. Overall, immigrants
to the United States use relatively few health ser...are spent annually on health care for undocumented immigrants
aged 18 to 64. That amounts to an average of $11 in taxes for each U.S. household. In contrast, ...
Surveys find outright hunger among Latino immigrants in North Carolina
... there are segments of the N.C. population Latino immigrants
with hunger more severe than areas of persistent ...st surveys found that rates of hunger among Latino immigrants
ranged from almost twice the national rate (8 percent) to more than eight times the national rate (3...
Virtual communities may foster mental health in severely ill kids
...s also recognition of the fact that Latin-American immigrants
to this country can make a career and contribute to their own discipline and to society--even if our accent never goes away." Bers plans to expand her research to include immigrant youth, who also face issues of isolation. Bers came to the U.S...
Health-care needs of trafficked women are being neglected
... and deportation, where they are viewed as illegal immigrants
who have committed a crime. The Lancet comments: "To improve the lives of women already damaged by abuse, it is crucial that authorities recognise trafficking as a health issue. Legal instruments are of course necessary to bring to justice the perpet...
High hepatitis B infection rate found among NYC's Asian American community
... Pollack. In the 1990s there was a large influx of immigrants
from China to the United States. So now the U.S. faces a somewhat under-recognized public health challenge, he says, because the disease has been considered controlled. About one in five persons screened in the new study who were born in China were i...
'Can you hear me now?'
...ients were Spanish speaking and several are recent immigrants
the to U.S., the ability for them to speak with someone who could communicate across cultural boundaries and help navigate the system was especially important," noted Dietrich, who is also associate director for population sciences at Norris Cotton C...
Daughters of Indian immigrants continue trend of giving birth to small babies
...s in pregnancy outcomes between Indian and Mexican immigrants
the "dual paradox." That's because Mexican women giving birth in the United States are more likely than women from India to have healthy-sized newborns, even though they are less likely to have completed high school or to have initiated prenatal care...
Time for Britain to adopt universal hepatitis B immunisation
... However, they warn that targeting vaccination at immigrants
could be seen as stigmatising and divisive. Instead, they suggest that, as population movements increase, control of infectious diseases must be supported by regional and global strategies. Several European countries now include hepatitis B vaccine ...
UCI researchers examine political participation and health issues facing Hispanics in coming decades
...merica. The analysis finds that, although Hispanic immigrants
tend to be healthier than the average American, ov... U.S. prosperity. The children of Spanish-speaking immigrants
are among the keys to America's future success. By 2030, they will number about 26 million and most ...
Many new immigrants to US change diet -- and not for the better
...s a consequence of their acquired tastes, many new immigrants
are not only bulking up, but also becoming less he...gible and directly experienced." The changes that immigrants
make may have short- and long-term health consequences, the professor said. "Understanding these cha...
Broccoli sprouts, cabbage, ginkgo biloba and garlic: A grocery list for cancer prevention
...te of Warsaw, Poland, evaluated the diet of Polish immigrants
to the United States, living in Chicago and surrounding Cook County, Ill., and the Detroit, Mich., metropolitan area. Women with higher rates of raw- or short-cooked cabbage and sauerkraut consumption, three or more servings per week, compared to tho...
Asian immigrants in NYC not receiving HIV education at religious institutions
...ligious institutions serving New York City's Asian immigrants
are not educating their congregations about HIV pr...are missing a vital opportunity to reach masses of immigrants
for whom a temple or mosque is the only connection with a formal support system and therefore a pote...
Survey of poultry workers shows high rate of injuries
...tion in the United States. Many of the workers are immigrants
from Mexico and Guatemala, according to the authors. Face-to-face interviews with 200 poultry workers found that 119 workers (60 percent) reported having one or more of these occupational injuries or illnesses in the past month: respiratory, skin, le...
Immigrants, Aboriginals needed to help educate about TB
Aboriginal people and immigrants
must be given an active role in helping educate th...for prevention and treatment in the populations of immigrants
and Aboriginal peoples, which are experiencing the highest rate of tuberculosis in Canada. The findi...