Tag: "neighborhoods" at medical news
Adverse housing conditions contribute to diabetes risk
...(apartment or house) and environs in two St. Louis neighborhoods
one a poor, inner-city area and the other a less ...e was no direct association with conditions in the neighborhoods
immediately outside their homes. We found a strong link between housing and diabetes risk but its ...
Adverse housing conditions contribute to diabetes risk
...d housing more than doubled diabetes risk. The two neighborhoods
studied included a poor, inner-city area and a les...ey also were trained to look for certain things in neighborhoods
and houses. They rated neighborhoods
based on noise, air quality and the conditions of houses, st...
Both alcohol and neighborhood characteristics can affect intimate partner violence
...here it occurs. The way the authors described the neighborhoods
in terms of social disorder and how these characte... measuring the density of alcohol outlets in their neighborhoods
as well as other neighborhood characteristics. "Up until about 25 years ago," said Fals-Stewart, "...
Hurricane Katrina evacuees had deep distrust of public health authorities
...berately broken "so they can flood out those black neighborhoods
because every time they have a hurricane, it always be that way. You know?" Authorities' display of competency, fairness, empathy, honesty and openness prior to a disaster like Hurricane Katrina would help in heading off some of these negative pe...
RAND study finds school playgrounds can help fight childhood obesity
...ived near locked schools tended to be heavier, and neighborhoods
with locked schools were disproportionately poor and had larger minority populations," said Molly M. Scott, lead author of the study and research analyst with RAND, a nonprofit research organization. "These neighborhoods, where risk of obesity is hi...
RAND study finds walking more likely in neighborhoods with more 4-way intersections
People are more likely to walk when they live in neighborhoods
where there are more four-way intersections and a ...compared the results to the characteristics of the neighborhoods
where those people lived. Published in the February edition of the American Journal of Preventiv...
Less television and more gathering around the dinner table prevents
...f the persistently overweight groups also lived in neighborhoods
that parents perceived as less safe for outdoor play. "These results suggest that some overweight children have fewer options for active play when they are at home," Gable said....
RAND study of Los Angeles County neighborhoods and their impact on children enters second phase
...AND Corporation study that is examining the impact neighborhoods
have on children and families. The effort is part...ization, and already is yielding insights into how neighborhoods
influence children. Published results have examined whether Los Angeles youngsters are ready for sc...
Launch of Queens Library Healthlink initiative
...ips that the Queens Library has within the diverse neighborhoods
it serves. Include 20 Queens Library community ...onduct surveys within the 20 participating library neighborhoods
throughout the five-year project in order to measure the impact of Queens Library HealthLink pro...
Adolescent girls more active if neighborhoods have parks
..."The study suggests that having access to parks in neighborhoods
and communities can make a significant difference in the level of physical activity girls get," Catellier said. "More research may show that the trend is also true for boys and others in a neighborhood. We believe neighborhood parks are particularly ...
People living in highly black concentrated neighborhoods more likely to report their health as poor
... of Public Health found that individuals living in neighborhoods
with a high concentration of Blacks were twice as ...alth when compared to their counterparts living in neighborhoods
with a lower concentration of Blacks. Based on data from more than 2,800 people who self-identified...
Childhood lead exposure linked to increased injuries as teens
...he Cincinnati Lead Study, a group of children from neighborhoods
with high lead concentrations who were exposed to the substance at various levels. Participants with varying childhood blood-lead levels were surveyed to determine the relationship between lead exposure and injuries during adolescence. These inclu...
New study links higher income with lower disability rates
...erage, and healthier environments, including safer neighborhoods
that encourage walking and have less pollution, even when compared with those living comfortable middle class lives, according to the researchers. "We know that Americans 55 and above today are relatively health conscious compared to prior generati...
Heat waves kill in areas without businesses to draw older citizens
...us , Ohio -- Severe heat waves kill more people in neighborhoods
where there are few inviting businesses to draw ol...tudies had shown that elderly people in low-income neighborhoods
were most at risk of dying in a heat wave, this research shows what it is about some disadvantaged a...
Neighborhood safety may play role in obesity
...e more likely to be obese when they perceive their neighborhoods
as unsafe, according to a new study in the journal...n to the mother's obesity. "The characteristics of neighborhoods
can influence how and where people spend their time, and unsafe neighborhoods
are often thought to c...
Multiracial youth more likely to engage in violent behavior, substance abuse
...ceived racial discrimination in school and in home neighborhoods
puts adolescents at risk for these problems. However, the study suggests that a strong, positive ethnic identity can shield some multiracial youth from behavior problems. The study was published in the American Journal of Orthopsychiatry. Among the...
In utero exposure to urban air pollutants can increase risk
...rican-American and Dominican women residing in the neighborhoods
of Washington Heights, Central Harlem, and the South Bronx. They found that exposure during pregnancy to combustion-related urban air pollutants known as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) were linked to significantly lower scores on mental deve...
SAGE partners with NCCHC to publish the Journal of Correctional Health Care
...r Disease Control and Prevention, "their families, neighborhoods
and even the corrections staff also benefit. The Journal provides the forum to discuss collaborations between corrections and public health programs at all levels and to disseminate research findings to correctional, public health and community care ...
Racial disparities in access to medicines increase after implementation of prescription surveillance
... among nearly 125,000 Medicaid enrollees living in neighborhoods
of different racial composition. Benzodiazepines are widely prescribed and effective treatments when used appropriately for anxiety, panic, sleep, and seizure disorders. They are also adjunct therapies for people with chronic mental illness, such as ...
Poor neighborhood conditions triple risk for disabilities
...ed and older African-Americans who live in rundown neighborhoods
with poor air and street quality are three times m... suggests that the effort to revitalize inner-city neighborhoods
can have the added benefit of improving the health of individuals living there." The study is an out...
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