Tag: "urban" at medical news
Injury prevention for indigenous children
... The study will be focussing on injury in selected urban
Indigenous communities in New South Wales." Recent reports have documented the negative impact on families and communities, however no studies to date offer sustainable and culturally acceptable solutions to the problem. There is a need for innovati...
Heart attack death rates found higher in hospitals treating larger share of African Americans
...nual AMI patient volume, region of the country, or urban
status. "We suspected that these differences coul...ny African-American Medicare beneficiaries live in urban
areas with more than one hospital, disparities might be reduced by directing patients toward hospita...
Satellite survey of Elbe flood helps Swiss Re insure for disaster
...ross parts of Central and Eastern Europe. Numerous urban
centres including Dresden and Prague were inundate... of the flood, not only within the heavily-insured urban
centres like Dresden but we can also zoom out across 400 kilometres of river to see all the affected...
Childhood asthma affecting more than just breathing
...sion, and several aspects of social functioning in urban
children. Findings suggest that among children with and without asthma from urban
environments, social functioning is related to both depression and anxiety. Specifically, children ...
Urban Britain is a recipe for heart disease
...rates. "Our findings suggest that time-pressured, urban
lifestyles in the UK involve a greater fat and cal...d lifestyle in the cities means that 8 -10% of the urban
population succumb to the disease - compared with just 3 - 4% of rural people. "People migrating fro...
Postmenopausal women with heart disease should take aspirin
...pated came from across the country, from rural and urban
settings, and from all socioeconomic groups. While the beneficial effect of aspirin for men is well-documented, the case is different for women. "All the major clinical trials studying the potential of aspirin either excluded women altogether or were...
Wide racial disparities found in heart device implantation
...k, he said. "Many African-Americans live in either urban
or rural areas, where it is difficult to find cardiologists, much less those with special electrophysiology training," Thomas said. "Also, we know that many African-Americans with cardiovascular disease are not being cared for by cardiologists so the...
Jessie F. Richardson Foundation's Brown Wilson to receive GSA's 2005 Pollack Award
...African Americans, the deaf, the mentally ill, and urban
low-income individuals. Individuals who are mid-career and actively engaged in the conception and development of innovative programs that demonstrate excellence in translating research into practical application or policy are eligible for this prize....
Growing health effects of global warming outlined on regional scale
...Saharan Africa. Large sprawling cities, with their urban
"heat island" effect, are also prone to temperature-related health problems. Africa has some of the lowest per capita emissions of greenhouse gases. Yet, regions of the continent are gravely at risk for warming-related disease. "Many of the most imp...
Mailman School of Public Health receives grant for homelessness prevention studies
...ic health, psychiatry, social work, economics, and urban
planning, will be brought together with service providers, consumers, and city and state policy makers to collaborate on the development of new and more effective approaches to enable people at risk of chronic homelessness to retain safe, adequate, a...
Over one third of cancer deaths worldwide are caused by nine modifiable risk factors
...physical inactivity, smoking, alcohol, unsafe sex, urban
air pollution, indoor smoke from household use of coal, and contaminated injections in health-care settings accounted for over a third of cancer deaths worldwide. Smoking, alcohol use, and low fruit and vegetable intake were the leading risk factors ...
Research findings contradict longstanding bias against morphine
...owever that line of thinking seems to be a medical urban
legend. In fact, this age-old advice should likely be reversed for some patients. By slowing down breathing with morphine and controlling panic, patients become fatigued less quickly. They are breathing at a slower pace, but they also require less ox...
Large-scale study proves volunteer operated defibrillators are life-savers
...with CA. Brescia in Italy a large mixed rural and urban
county with an area of more than 4,800 square kilo...e was an increase in survival for patients in both urban
and rural areas, although it was significantly larger in the city than the countryside due to the sh...
Prepregnancy weight is increasing, bringing greater risk
...h for 39 percent of the women, 64 percent lived in urban
areas and 80 percent were non-smokers. While half of the total number of women had a body mass index in the normal range, more than a quarter were obese when they became pregnant. Over five years the percentage of women with a normal BMI dropped f...
Toward the future of cancer prevention
...randomized, controlled trial in 16 Texas rural and urban
communities, which aims to design and test an intervention protocol for training physicians and pharmacists to effectively counsel their patients for smoking cessation; A project which tests a motivational intervention protocol for smoking cessation...
Monumental measurement of mortality
...veyors to monitor selected households in rural and urban
areas across India. To better document the causes of death within the SRS framework, the study has trained 800 full-time government staff to use a simple and validated method called verbal autopsy. Family or close associates of the deceased discuss ...
Researchers show how air pollution can cause heart disease
...annual EPA limits and equivalent to air quality in urban
areas such as New York City. The researchers then conducted an array of tests to measure whether the PM2.5 exposure had any impact on the mice's cardiovascular health. Overall, mice who breathed polluted air fared worse than those inhaling filtered ...
Air pollution, high-fat diet cause atherosclerosis in laboratory mice
...long-term impact of fine particle air pollution on urban
populations." Fine particle pollution consists of ...ich is typical of the particle concentrations that urban
area residents would be exposed to, and well below the federal air quality standard of 65 micrograms...
Free care by Florida emergency physicians climbs faster as uninsured patient visits increase
... highest levels of free care tended to practice in urban
hospitals serving large populations of Medicaid and uninsured patients. By law, all patients who come through a hospital's emergency room must be examined regardless of their ability or willingness to pay or whether the medical complaint is an emerge...
Teen daughters of parents with HIV have higher childbearing rate
..., namely those of low-income background from large urban
area who are ethnic minorities. "Families in a given neighborhood with higher HIV risk may also be families with higher early-pregnancy risk, because of characteristics associated with both kinds of risk," said Stephen Crystal, Ph.D., of Rutgers Uni...
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