Navigation Links
Poor Health of Homeless in New York

Unimaginable health deterioration among the homeless in New York has surprised even the doctors, according to the outcome of a widespread health examination conducted for the Homeless in the city. //

According to the latest study, the deaths of the Homeless occur with more frequency than other New Yorkers- with AIDS and substance abuse accounting for one-third of the deaths. The report substantiates evidence of mental health problems and addiction, as the most common ailment of the homeless. More than 100, 000 homeless adults were part of the survey, the results of which would be the basis of prospective health campaigns.

A city epidemiologist, Dr. Bonnie Kerker, who spearheaded the study for the health department has expressed the importance of this multi dimensional study that looks at several health conditions, necessitating relevant focus on deficient areas. The plans for the homeless would primarily cater to treatment programs for drug and alcohol addicts inside homeless shelters, since the study revealed that nearly 69% of hospitalizations among the homeless were due to alcohol consumption, substance abuse and mental illness.

This would mean increased recruitment of workers for conducting the treatment programs that will be funded by the state, proposed to be meted out to three shelters initially and further extended to others shelters.

AIDS is another major concern, as a homeless person was more likely to die from AIDS with women topping the list for AIDS susceptibility. To combat the spread of AIDS, the city has enhanced its checks while also introducing rapid result tests in all homeless shelters. Tuberculosis, the next killer, spreads unchecked amongst the homeless with the incidence of the Tuberculosis infection being 11 times more pronounced among the homeless.

According to Dr Thomas R Frieden, the health commissioner, along with the imminent changes proposed for Aids, Tuberculosis and other health ailme nts, the city would parallely work out plans to bring down rates of heart disease and cancer by launching more smoking cessation campaigns.
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Startling Expose – Physicians Often Have No Regular Source Of Health Car
2. Want a Healthy brew? Have some Tea!
3. Healthcare sector is now a multi billion-dollar industry in India
4. Exclusive breast-feeding advised for six months in infants recommends World Health Organization
5. Health at heights
6. Health Officials Recommend Flu Vaccine
7. Slightly High BP Poses Health Risk
8. Unsatisfactory Grade On Womens Health Issues
9. Iodex goes to SmithKline Beecham consumer Healthcare
10. Healthy Medicine Or Harmful Intoxicant?
11. Healthy snacks improve nutrition of kids
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:4/26/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... April 26, 2017 , ... ... human performance, is proud to announce that it has received 510(k) clearance from ... the MyoCycle Home and the MyoCycle Pro. , Both devices are stationary cycling ...
(Date:4/25/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... April 25, ... ... based in Newport Beach, California, committed to raising awareness for Duchenne muscular ... results from its randomized CAP-1002 (cardiosphere-derived cells) Phase I/II HOPE clinical trial ...
(Date:4/25/2017)... BC (PRWEB) , ... April 25, 2017 , ... The ... from Richmond, BC, who live with dental fear and require sedation to receive dental ... at ease during various procedures, from hygienic cleanings to oral surgery, at their ...
(Date:4/25/2017)... ... April 25, 2017 , ... ... unveiling cutting-edge birth defects research related to Zika virus during pregnancy, as well ... society for this important science. , The Teratology Society is ...
(Date:4/25/2017)... Clara, CA (PRWEB) , ... April 25, 2017 ... ... announces the addition of predictive analytics to its patient care management module. Using ... compliance even before a patient has been initiated on continuous positive airway pressure ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/19/2017)... VIEW, Calif. , April 19, 2017  IRIDEX ... it will release financial results for the first quarter ... 3, 2017.  The Company,s management team will host a ... 5:30 p.m. ET. Investors interested in listening ... (844) 707-0665 for domestic callers or (703) 326-3030 for ...
(Date:4/19/2017)... SAN DIEGO , April 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... ("Sorrento"), an antibody-centric, clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing new ... today announced the closing of its previously announced ... common stock at a public offering price of ... commissions and estimated offering expenses payable by Sorrento.  ...
(Date:4/18/2017)... -- Cardinal Health (NYSE: CAH ) today is ... share (EPS) guidance and providing a preliminary view on ... this morning,s announcement of the planned acquisition of Medtronic,s ... Cardinal Health now believes that fiscal 2017 ... bottom of its previous guidance range of $5.35 to ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: