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Education Levels Found To Predict Stress

...ronic and daily -- and their role in socioeconomic inequalities in health....

Research shows that death may occur differently depending on the income level

Income inequalities make dying also different by nature. Surprising, but true.// Researchers from University of Michigan had found a link exits between the near death conditions and the financial health of the family. Geriatric population over the age of 70 yrs may be ...

Education And Income Level May Not Guarantee Health

...sults are an important reminder that socioeconomic inequalities are dynamic and vary over time and between countries, they conclude. In an accompanying commentary, researchers question whether consumption of Western style "junk" food is creating the pattern of high insulin resistance among children of highly ed...

PM Launches Healthcare Foundation For India

...sionals. // This announcement seeks to address the inequalities in healthcare between the rich and the poorer sections of the society. The new venture named the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), also aims to impart multi-disciplinary knowledge through a network of public health schools in order to boost...

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Flags Off Public Health Foundation of India

... a public-private initiative that will redress the inequalities in financial management of resources and help in the efficient distribution of specializations in health care services. The Public Health Foundation of India will endeavor to institute five world-class public health institutions in different parts o...

Soaring Rates Of HIV Infection In Swaziland

...nd gender issues that need to be addressed. Gender inequalities prevent girls from refusing high-risk sex-related matters needs to be overcome, so information is shared more widely and effectively. Additionally, men and young boys also need to be educated about safe sex practices and high-risk behavior that incre...

New Web- Based Calculator to Assess Heart Disease Risk

...should help doctors to address some of the current inequalities in the provision of preventive medicine to ensure that those at highest risk, regardless of their background, are identified and treated before they develop heart disease." The data on which the recalibration has been calculated included 3,778 men ...

Lung Disease Care Needs Urgent Improvement: Healthcare Commission

...port improvements in standards, tackle the current inequalities in COPD care and ensure that patients are able to access the services they need, where and when they want them." The main disease condition that is threatening is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, which is thought to affect one in 20 Britons an...

Study finds Smoking Mortality Higher Among Lower Economy Class

...ing would do more than anything else to narrow the inequalities in health between rich and poor," says Jha. (Eurekalert)...

Health Watchdog Advises a Rethink on NHS Cancer Services

...nd supply of cancer services, on reducing regional inequalities as well as on moving towards treatment of cancer more in the community than in hospital....

Mental Health Units Should not be Exempt from Smoking Ban

...an on smoking in public places would worsen health inequalities for people with mental health problems, warn doctors in this week’s BMJ.// Smoking is the largest single cause of preventable illness and premature death in the United Kingdom, with 106,000 people dying of smoking related diseases in 2002, and more ...

Scots expected to be around longer

...d improving everyone's health while tackling these inequalities is the main aim of our health improvement policies." Glasgow Conservative MSP Bill Aitkin not happy with the lackadaisical attitude of the executive said "There is a real general health crisis in Glasgow and it is the consequence of a mixture of e...

Accessibility of cancer-treatment is Variable throughout EU

...nized that Europe is characterized by unacceptable inequalities in cancer control and has therefore for this reason launched several projects to create comparable indicators to monitor cancer. NLA...

Developing Countries- Still The Least Likely To Use Contraception

...ghest in South and Southeast Asia, and the largest inequalities in use were found in Latin America. In a commentary published in the same issue of PLoS Medicine, Professor Duff Gillespie of the Bill and Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health says the new findings are important. He asks w...

US Health System Getting Worse, Says Expert

...rly 47 million in 2005. Gaps in coverage lead to inequalities in access to care, poor quality care, lost economic productivity, and avoidable deaths. The Institute of Medicine estimates that 18,000 lives are lost annually as a consequence of gaps in coverage. It calculates the annual cost of achieving full co...

Allocation for Health, Education Not Enough: UN Official

... cause of concern for the UN." He also said that inequalities in economic wealth have been growing in India in t... I don't see this budget addressing the problem of inequalities in economic wealth," Pimple, who operates out of the UN office in Bangkok, said. Source-IANS...

‘Gypsies' and Travellers' Health Much Worse Than Other Vulnerable Group

... among their children. Policies to tackle health inequalities have clearly not been meeting the needs of Gypsies and Travellers, conclude the authors. A companion paper in the journal, which looked at Gypsies' and Travellers' health beliefs and experiences, found that ill health is seen as 'normal' and someth...

Poorer Women Discriminated Against in Health Issues: Survey

...he charity Breast Cancer Care: "The persistence of inequalities in treatment and outcomes highlights that key messages about breast health and screening are still not reaching those in deprived communities who need them." ANN...

Circumcision May Lift HIV Risk for Women

...-Saharan Africa are women. The social and economic inequalities between men and women are thought to be responsible for the elevated rates of infection in women, with many women trapped in relationships with unfaithful men. The preliminary results do not call into question the utility of circumcision as a way t...

Family Turmoil and Violence Results in Stress-induced Physical Problems in Young, Cornell Psychologist Finds

... explain, at least in part, "why income and racial inequalities are so pervasive and persistent in our society. Low-income kids and especially low-income kids who are nonwhite bear a disproportionate burden of cumulative risk exposure." The researchers also found that when stressed by a mental arithmetic proble...

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