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Alzheimer’s Continues to Ris
...n. Researchers used a community of three adjacent neighborhoods
in Chicago and applied that to the United States population. It was a biracial group and all residents were over 65 years. The study authors say, in 2000, there were 4.5 million people in the United States with AD. The majority, 53 percent, was betwe...
Dengue fever in Delhi after the Monsoon
... places where mosquitoes are breeding in homes and neighborhoods
across the city and they have identified 10,326 houses as mosquito breeders, compared to some 7,000 last year. "We are also constantly in touch with the Resident Welfare Associations (RWA) to spread awareness in colonies. Posters and pamphlets are al...
Safe Neighborhood Means Less TV For Preschool Children
Research suggests that if mothers feel that their neighborhoods
are safe then their preschool children tend to wat...an two hours of television daily, with children in neighborhoods
thought unsafe watching approximately 10 percent more TV (about 20 minutes a day) than children in n...
Study Finds Low Socio-Economic Status Linked to Poor Dental Health
...evel were adjusted. People living in disadvantaged neighborhoods
were found to have twice the level of dental problems as compared to their well-off counterparts. The authors say that more research is needed to look into the influence of economic status on the dental health of an individual. Source: “Socioeconom...
Poor more prone to severe Periodontal Disease
...s that low-income Whites residing in disadvantaged neighborhoods
had almost twice the odds of experiencing severe periodontitis than high-income Whites living in high-socioeconomic status neighborhoods. This is the first study of its kind to investigate neighborhood effects on periodontal disease, although it ha...
Urban Built Environment May Play a Vital Role in Influencing the Body Size
...y levels. Dr. Rundle found that people living in neighborhoods
that have a mixture of residential and commercial ...ve lower levels of obesity than people who live in neighborhoods
that are closer to being 100 % residential. The data also indicates that as the density of bus and s...
High Risk Sexual Behavior among Men Who Use Meth
...archers interviewed 968 men residing in low-income neighborhoods
of five northern California counties. The findings were that 58 men reported Meth use during the previous 6 months, 93 reported past Meth use but not during the preceding 6 months. Recent Meth users are at a higher risk than previous Meth users in...
Hurricane Hangover: Katrina Still Haunts
...le, submerged almost 80% of New Orleans, flattened neighborhoods
and forced friends and relatives apart. But the devastating effect it has left on the mental health of people is only now emerging. With almost six months after the worst many expected their lives to be back to almost normal, but their lives are stil...
Death by Smog in California
...ic amounts of soot and number of deaths in several neighborhoods
rather than annual citywide averages. Mortality from heart attacks and other serious chronic illnesses like lung cancer have been found to be two to three times higher than previous studies Air pollution in the form of soot comes from vehicles, fa...
East Asian Immigrants Bring Hepatitis to New York
...born adults last year at 12 sites in heavily Asian neighborhoods
in Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan. Over all, 24 % of the people screened were found to carry the virus....
Source of obesity linked to eating pattern!
...besity.' As per the study, people living in poor neighborhoods
and shopping in even poorer neighborhoods
were more overweight than those who shopped in grocery stores in wealthier areas. The reason for t...
Staying Indoors Responsible for 1995 Heat Wave Killings
...tudies had shown that elderly people in low-income neighborhoods
were most at risk of dying in a heat wave, this re...sor of sociology at Ohio State University. "The neighborhoods
with the highest mortality rates were less likely to have stores or other businesses where older peo...
Aging Families Continue Struggle in Katrina Aftermath
...have visited their gutted homes and describe their neighborhoods
as “desolate and depressing.” Some were exploring their housing options in New Orleans, the Baton Rouge area, and elsewhere while others noted that they are “in limbo” and do not know for sure what they will do. The researchers have found that the ...
Residents Of Former Industrial Towns In UK Most likely To Become Obese
...delivery of preventative care to social groups and neighborhoods
most at risk of obesity.' VK...
Slow Fight Against Childhood Obesity
...for families on limited household budgets. Certain neighborhoods
don't offer safe places for children to play," he added. In addition, public and private spending is not enough to deal with the extent of the problem. "There is need for collective responsibility and actions among all who have a stake in reversing...
Adolescent Girls More Active If Neighborhoods Have Parks
...'The study suggests that having access to parks in neighborhoods
and communities can make a significant difference in the level of physical activity girls get,' Catellier said. 'More research may show that the trend is also true for boys and others in a neighborhood. We believe neighborhood parks are particularly ...
Teen Marijuana Use Does Not Predict Drug, Alcohol Abuse
... environments, had more exposure to drugs in their neighborhoods
and had less parental involvement as young childre...dance to parents – particularly those in high-risk neighborhoods
– on how to boost their caregiving skills and foster bonding with their children, could have a measu...
Workplace Pressures, Hazards Raise Risk of Job Injuries in Youths
... differences in training or supervision, safety of neighborhoods
and risk of assault at work,” she said. Runyan suggested that for some Hispanic workers, there may also be language barriers between workers and supervisors that could impinge on the success of training and supervision practices associated with mai...
Flood Toll Rises, and Indonesia Braces for Disease
...d as much of the city came to a standstill. Entire neighborhoods
were accessible only by boat. For a time, the city...er from overflowing rivers in this city where some neighborhoods
lie below sea level. Responding to sharp criticism in the press for lack or preparation, Jakarta’s...
Colorado Smoking Cessation Program Targets Hispanics
...ves door-to-door counseling in low-income Hispanic neighborhoods
has cost hundreds// of thousands of dollars and "i...pany -- a team goes to low-income Spanish-speaking neighborhoods
to visit homes randomly, determine if a smoker lives in the household and then offer counseling if n...