Tag: "neighborhood" at medical news
Adverse housing conditions contribute to diabetes risk
... noise lowered a neighborhoods rating. Housing and neighborhood
conditions were classified as fair, poor, good or excellent This study is part of a larger health research project involving African-Americans. In the original project, researchers looked at several factors responsible for the higher incidence of h...
Adverse housing conditions contribute to diabetes risk
...ve expected that if stress was playing a role, the neighborhood
conditions also would be involved." The research...that although there was no direct association with neighborhood
conditions, sub-standard housing more than doubled diabetes risk. The two neighborhoods studied incl...
UD scientists invent novel hydrogels for repairing, regenerating human tissue
...nd Schneider also found out they lived in the same neighborhood
in Philadelphia, although at different times (Schneider during postgraduate research at the University of Pennsylvania, and Pochan during his first years at UD), and even had some of the same mutual friends there. What are the odds" Schneider said....
Environmental inequality study finds no direct links to segregation, income
...cy to calculate the air pollution "burden" of each neighborhood
in each metropolitan area, Downey compared levels of inequality between blacks and whites, Hispanics and whites, and Hispanics and blacks. He then examined whether metropolitan areas with high levels of residential segregation and racial income inequ...
Both alcohol and neighborhood characteristics can affect intimate partner violence
...indings indicate that drinking patterns as well as neighborhood
characteristics can influence IPV. While specific ...ew study has found that both drinking patterns and neighborhood
characteristics can contribute in different ways to mutual IPV among married/cohabiting adults in th...
RAND study finds school playgrounds can help fight childhood obesity
...he 407 schools represented 44 percent of potential neighborhood
sites for physical activity. Researchers found ...rls live in a more stressful, high-crime area or a neighborhood
with less access to stores that sell healthy food. The study is titled "Weekend Schoolyard Accessi...
USC study identifies factors attributed to later stage cancer diagnosis
...ause of a combination of personal risk factors and neighborhood
conditions. "In this study, we looked at three t...ection of cancer, including personal risk factors, neighborhood
factors and the combination of both, " says lead author Ann Hamilton, Ph.D., assistant professor of ...
Embargoed March/April Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
...between sobriety and site of care, drug of choice, neighborhood
poverty level or dose of buprenorphine-naloxone. Sobriety was linked to those with private health insurance, older age, length of treatment and attending self-help meetings. The authors suggest that these findings lend support to recent efforts to ...
Study links attempted suicide with genetic evidence identified in previous suicide research
...sponsible for attempted suicide, it does suggest a neighborhood
in which the gene might be found. She adds that the next step is to further narrow the search and find the address. Once we have located the specific gene, she says, we can better identify people who might be at risk of suicide and offer drug compani...
RAND study of Los Angeles County neighborhoods and their impact on children enters second phase
...os Angeles youngsters are ready for school, probed neighborhood
factors that may contribute to obesity, and provid...d to complete an interview covering topics such as neighborhood
life, children's friends and activities, work and health insurance, child care, and residential mobi...
Launch of Queens Library Healthlink initiative
...y organizing (HealthLink Specialists) to work with neighborhood
residents to identify community health priorities and needs. Conduct surveys within the 20 participating library neighborhoods throughout the five-year project in order to measure the impact of Queens Library HealthLink programs....
Adolescent girls more active if neighborhoods have parks
... for boys and others in a neighborhood. We believe neighborhood
parks are particularly important for adolescents who are too young to drive." To examine the relationship between parks and physical activity, the researchers used baseline data from the Trial of Activity for Adolescent Girls. The trial is a nationa...
Park your car and walk to store, school, work
...esity rates, not having schools located within the neighborhood
is a major problem."...
Soot from wood stoves in developing world impacts global warming more than expected
...th of users -- especially of women and children -- neighborhood
air quality, and global climate. Reducing these emissions, through the use of cleaner burning stoves and fuels, should have far-reaching benefits," Bond said. In the past, scientists have relied on laboratory measures of pollutants from cooking fir...
People living in highly black concentrated neighborhoods more likely to report their health as poor
...y examining the relationship between racial/ethnic neighborhood
concentration and self-reported health, researcher...irst study to examine the effects of racial/ethnic neighborhood
concentration and self-reported health in New York City. People living in highly Black concentra...
Identifying risk for obesity in early childhood
...afe active places for physical activity, including neighborhood
parks and quality physical education in schools," said Nader....
Sister, can you spare a million?
...ion can expect her condition to take a toll in the neighborhood
of $800,000, according to a report in the Aug. 29 issue of Circulation. C. Noel Bairey Merz, M.D., medical director of the Preventive and Rehabilitative Cardiac Center at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, medical director of Women's Health, and one of th...
Parental cigarette use is 'double whammy' for children
...le social factors as marital status, education and neighborhood
conditions. However, they noted the popular notion that the children of substance users are fated to grow up using drugs is wrong. "Many people think that drug-using parents will have drug-using kids, but the effect is only modest and far from be...
NHLBI offers complete guide to physical activity for a healthy heart
...g that extra snack, take a brisk stroll around the neighborhood
or your office building. Do housework, gardening, or yard work at a more vigorous pace. When you travel, walk around the train station, bus station, or airport rather than sitting and waiting. In addition to providing information on protect...
Study demonstrates successful HIV-prevention program for Latino youth
...east Philadelphia high schools and community-based neighborhood
organizations. More than 85 percent of the participants were Puerto Rican, with nearly half born outside the mainland United States. Participants averaged 14.9 years of age and 87 percent were students in grades 8 through 11. More than 40 percent rep...
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