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WTC Neighborhood Residents Misled on Extent of Contamination

...ts that officials had misled people living in the neighborhood of the devastated site on the extent of contaminat...e lurch. Even more insidious, residents of the WTC neighborhood have been lied to consistently. The Government Accountability Office says that the federal officia...

Link Between Teenage Violence and Domestic Violence Found

...sonal characteristics, partner characteristics and neighborhood conditions that increased an individuals chances of being involved in domestic violence as a young adult. Being diagnosed with a major episode of depression or receiving welfare were significantly related to committing domestic violence, as were h...

The American Dream Comes True for 105-year-old Cuban

...ami, where he likes to spend his time cruising his neighborhood in his motorized wheelchair, chatting with neighbors and, since his wife died three years ago, flirting with the ladies. Married since the age of 17, he says he has found it difficult to live on his own. "I'm looking for a woman to be with. I fee...

Spouse may "drive You to Drink" but also can Protect You from Alcohol

...es who are similar to them, not only from the same neighborhood or socio-economic background but also alike in per...ducational attainment and income, fewer social and neighborhood support networks, higher rates of divorce and single parenthood and exposure to other psychiatric pr...

Both Alcohol and Neighborhood Characteristics can Affect Intimate Partner Violence

...indings indicate that drinking patterns as well as neighborhood characteristics can influence IPV. * While speci...ew study has found that both drinking patterns and neighborhood characteristics can contribute in different ways to mutual IPV among married/cohabiting adults in th...

Cuba is Exporting Healthcare Now

...ing some complaints. If someone doesn't like their neighborhood doctor, they can choose another one. House calls...on. For health issues beyond the capacity of the neighborhood doctor, polyclinics provide specialists, outpatient operations, physical therapy, rehabilitation, an...

Hospitals in Older Cities Close Down, Blacks Worst Affected

...ed senior citizens. The 54-year resident of the neighborhood said she doesn't know where she'll go once the clinic closes. There are hundreds like her, but nobody seems to heed their desperate pleas for keeping the hospital open....

Antibiotic Use in Infants may Lead to Asthma.

... noted, including gender, urban or rural location, neighborhood income, number of siblings at age 7, maternal history of asthma, and pets reported living in the home. Within the study group, 6 percent of children had current asthma at age 7, while 65 percent of children had received at least one antibiotic pre...

Spouse may "drive You to Drink" but also can Protect You from Alcohol

...es who are similar to them, not only from the same neighborhood or socio-economic background but also alike in per...ducational attainment and income, fewer social and neighborhood support networks, higher rates of divorce and single parenthood and exposure to other psychiatric pr...

Eyes Wide Shut-To The Dangers Of Kajal

...cosmetic products, they still end up on shelves in neighborhood stores, particularly those specializing in imported goods. Consumers cannot distinguish safe brands from dangerous ones because lead is never listed as an ingredient, says the health department. Health officials say they're working with distributo...

School Playgrounds and Athletic Facilities Helps To Fight Childhood Obesity

...he 407 schools represented 44 percent of potential neighborhood sites for physical activity. Researchers found ...rls live in a more stressful, high-crime area or a neighborhood with less access to stores that sell healthy food. Researchers measured the girls' physical activi...

Child Abuse - When God’s Gifts Land in Devils’ Clutchs

...s and angels, while her mom eked out a living in a neighborhood household. A knock on the door jolted her out of her joyous reverie. She hastened to answer the door bell. The man, her uncle, was a devil in disguise. He locked the door and raped her repeatedly. It was yet another day in Suresh’s life. As he dres...

Computer Program Helps Hospitals Prepare For Mass Casualties

...ill give a good estimate of impact in a particular neighborhood or city," says James Scheulen, administrator of Johns Hopkins’ Department of Emergency Medicine and executive director of CEPAR. "The program gives us numbers and types of injuries that are likely to help plan responses to catastrophe with somethin...

Busy Intersections Invite People to Walk More

...ontribution to understand the effect of particular neighborhood design features.” Gordon was not involved with the study. Boer acknowledged that he didn’t know why four-way intersections had such a positive impact on walking but suggested “there may be more connectivity” within a neighborhood. “But the number...

Living in Poor Neighborhoods Raises Risks for Heart Disease and Stroke

...ey to heart disease prevention. But what about the neighborhood you live in? // According to a new study from th...ds. Census data was used to determine the level of neighborhood 'deprivation,' which was measured by an index of education, income, unemployment and welfare assista...

Walker Friendly Neighborhood Keeps Senior Citizen Active

When there is a neighborhood which renders immense potential to walk around, the elders in the community are quite active. This was revealed in a survey conducted by// Ethan Berke of Dartmouth Medical School. The details of this study are ready for publication in the March issu...

Teen Marijuana Use Does Not Predict Drug, Alcohol Abuse

...rs were more likely to have lived in poor physical neighborhood environments, had more exposure to drugs in their ...hat shape the child’s behavior as well as peer and neighborhood environments.” Indeed, according to the study, interventions focusing on behavior modification ma...

Fear Factor in Toronto: health officials fight Hepatitis A outbreak

...epatitis A, a viral infection, was reported from a neighborhood in Toronto, Canada. Almost 20 cases have been// identified for treatment, so far. Most of the causalities that have been diagnosed with this sickening illness happen to be students from the Elmbank Middle school. Following the alert from health offi...

Adolescent Girls More Active If Neighborhoods Have Parks

... for boys and others in a neighborhood. We believe neighborhood parks are particularly important for adolescents who are too young to drive.' To examine the relationship between parks and physical activity, the researchers used baseline data from the Trial of Activity for Adolescent Girls. The trial is a nation...

Blood Markers Predict Risk for Recurrent Stroke and Mortality

...ive study among people from the Washington Heights neighborhood in Northern Manhattan and the surrounding area. The ongoing study, which began in 1990, is run by the Neurological Institute of New York at Columbia University Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian, located in Washington Heights. Source-Newswise ...

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