Tag: "workers" at medical news
Lack of research hampering efforts to provide health services to homeless people
...ages just 42 years. While commending health-care workers
who have adapted to the needs of the homeless by bringing mobile services to the kerbside and clinics to hostels, The Lancet comments: "The paucity of validated research involving homeless people hampers efforts to expand services and improve uptake....
Sydney researchers explain how stress can make you sick
...rkplace or at home. Employment surveys show many workers
feel there is more job-related stress today than even a couple of years ago". Absenteeism, around 30% of which can be attributed to own ill health or physical disability , costs well over $10 billion Australian dollars a year , so now more than eve...
Percentage of North Carolinians lacking health insurance rises, UNC study shows
...th lower average income and a higher proportion of workers
employed by small business tend to have lower rates of health insurance coverage." The full report, including the uninsured rates for children and adults for all 100 North Carolina counties, is available on the internet at http://www.shepscenter.unc...
Grids to aid breast cancer diagnosis and research
...computing, the system allows hospitals, healthcare workers
and researchers to share data and resources. It supports effective co-working, such as obtaining second opinions that reduce the risk of misdiagnosis, and opens the door to powerful statistical analysis of the incidence and forms of breast cancer to ...
Progress conference on child survival as called for in 2003 Lancet series to take place next week
...l provide politicians, financiers, and health-care workers
with clear opportunities to save one newborn life for every $2100 invested. Perhaps the only thing more devastating than the loss of a newborn child is the fact that that two-thirds of such deaths could have been avoided in a world that had the resou...
Physicians: Simple 'instrument' allows medical staff to check patients' literacy
...m nutrition label, Pignone said. It enables health workers
to gauge individuals' ability to read, comprehend plain English and act on health information in productive ways. It is the only rapid assessment tool developed both in Spanish and English. "We believe this offers a way for providers to identify pati...
Toward the future of cancer prevention
...sure in Mexican-American migrant and seasonal farm workers
women and their children. Another aspect of the center is to look at the town of Fresno, Texas, and its almost 7,000 residents, of which 50 percent are Latino and 27 percent African-American. Fresno is located near two Superfund clean-up sites and a...
Artificial light at night stimulates breast cancer growth in laboratory mice
...study results might explain why female night shift workers
have a higher rate of breast cancer. It also offer...t melatonin levels and internal timekeeping." "Day workers
who spend their time indoors would benefit from lighting that better mimics sunlight," added Blask. ...
Guidelines needed to help care for children during emergencies
... single package for the different levels of health workers
caring for children in complex emergencies," said ...multiple organizations and a broad range of health workers
with different levels of training and experience. The guidelines should be brought together from exi...
15 percent of US employees work under influence of alcohol
...estigator on the study, estimates that 2.3 million workers
(1.8 percent of the workforce) have consumed alcoh...t least once before coming to work and 8.9 million workers
(7.1 percent of the workforce) have drank alcohol at least once during the workday. Most workers
Morning grogginess more debilitating than sleep deprivation, according to CU-Boulder study
...mplications for medical, safety and transportation workers
who are often called upon to perform critical tasks immediately after waking, since cognitive deficiencies following 24 hours of sleep deprivation have previously been shown to be comparable to the effects of alcohol intoxication, he said. The study ...
Flu not the only germ threat this time of year
...ns were less frequent among residents cared for by workers
equipped with packs containing germ-killing hand g...was spread to residents mainly through health care workers
who had young children at home. While investigators like Falsey and Walsh search for a vaccine again...
Low-level heat wrap therapy safely reduces low back pain and improves mobility in the workplace
...ipal investigator. "The dramatic relief we see in workers
using CLHT shows that this therapy has clear benefits for low back pain and that it plays an important role in pain management. Physicians and other health care providers in an occupational environment can tell patients that CLHT is a safe and effect...
Pay cuts lead to worker insomnia, but supervisor training helps
take a pay cut, money is not the only thing that is lost they may also lose sleep, according to new research. A study at four hospitals found that nurses who took an unexpected pay cut reported higher levels of insomnia than their colleagues whose ...
Tufts University receives federal grant to address occupational risks among immigrants
... and an epidemiologist. "While many foreign-born workers
have impressive skill sets, most arrive in this co...t for advanced and chronic illnesses." "Immigrant workers
in the Somerville and greater Boston area are frequently working in small groups, particularly in se...
Less than half of US healthcare workers get flu shots
...ol and Prevention recommend vaccinating healthcare workers
with direct patient contact as a priority in preve...te was 38 percent. Rates were particularly low in workers
who were health aides, African American or under 50. IMPACT: The low flu vaccination rate among...
Online ear and hearing diagnosis to break sound barrier
... particularly for general practitioners and health workers
located anywhere, as well as trainee ear and hearing specialists," Professor Atlas said. Professor Atlas said the computer-aided tool would also play an important role supporting the Lions Ear and Hearing Institute's ear tele-health system, which use...
UK plans to cut street prostitution will threaten sex workers' health
...This could have profound consequences both for sex workers
and the wider population. Furthermore, collaborati...healthcare professionals, social services, and sex workers
will be disrupted if red light areas are phased out, as the strategists intend, they add. Collaborat...
Tobacco industry promoted 'ineffective' ventilation systems
...duce the risk of lung cancer among employees. All workers
deserve to work in smoke-free environments. The United Kingdom should follow the lead of countries such as Bhutan, Cuba, Ireland, Italy, Malta, New Zealand, and Norway in legislating for a total ban on smoking in public places, they conclude....
Bank of America grant to expand community-based childhood immunization program in northern Manhattan
...am teams parents, physicians, and community health workers
in a concerted effort to provide vaccinations to c... healthcare system, ensuring that community health workers
routinely learn the skills they need to promote immunizations, the community's healthcare providers ...
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