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Low Income Family Adolescents Suffer Migraine

...eurology, suggest that factors associated with low socioeconomic statusstress, poor diet and limited access to medi...an other teens to get migraine regardless of their socioeconomic status, since they are predisposed. But for teens without a strong predisposition, reflected by t...

Americans Grow Shorter, Blame It on Weak Healthcare

...hors, believe it's a result of "differences in the socioeconomic institutions of Europe and the United States". We conjecture that the U.S. health-care system, as well as the relatively weak welfare safety net, might be why human growth in the United States has not performed as well in relative terms. Scientist...

Delay in Cancer Diagnosis for Children

...o associated with longer delays, suggesting either socioeconomic or health care access barriers. Fourth, non-specific clinical presentations depending on the cancer group also delay diagnosis. However, the associations between symptoms and stage of disease may be actually a function of the type of cancer. The a...

Water Hyacinth is Used for Health Improvements in Africa

...uction, it can also cause severe environmental and socioeconomic damage. Dr. James Ogwang, a biocontrol entomologist with the Uganda National Agricultural Research Organization, and his colleagues, implemented a successful program that rid Lake Victoria of the weed. The control strategy integrated mechanical r...

U.S Shows Increased Obesity Rate

...r the past three decades. Some minority and low socioeconomic status groupssuch as non-Hispanic black women and ...children, Mexican-American women and children, low socioeconomic status black men and white women and children, Native Americans and Pacific Islandersare disproporti...

Genetics is Not the Reason for Family Break-ups

...aken into consideration, such as genetic risks and socioeconomic factors, the real divorce still accounts for around 66 percent of the increased risk of divorce faced by children of divorced parents. "This means the transmission is not due to psychological or substance abuse problems that are passed from parents...

Colitis More Common in Hospitalized Patients

... It provides information on patient demographics, socioeconomic factors, admission profiles, hospital profiles, st.... It provides information on patient demographics, socioeconomic factors, admission profiles, hospital profiles, state codes, discharge diagnoses, procedure codes, t...

Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma Shows Steady Increase

...with high physician density and several indexes of socioeconomic status such as median family income, percentage of the population with a bachelors degree or higher and median home value, the authors write. These geographic differences in incidence may be related, to some degree, by differences in access to medi...

A New Survey -Anxiety Students Dont Seek Help

...st predictors of whether a student sought help was socioeconomic background---students who reported growing up in poor families were almost twice as likely not to seek help. Poor students were also much more prone to symptoms of depression and anxiety disorders. Other factors associated with not seeking treatmen...

Repeated Brain Stimulation in Old Age can Keep Alzheimer's at Bay

... controlling for past cognitive activity, lifetime socioeconomic status, and current social and physical activity. "Alzheimer's disease is among the most feared consequences of old age. The enormous public health problems posed by the disease are expected to increase during the coming decades as the proportion o...

Poor and Chronically Ill in Korea Pay More for Healthcare

...cket spending burden ratio, and health care use by socioeconomic status, insurance type, health care facility type, and chronic condition. They found the lowest income health care users spent 12.5 percent of their total income out-of-pocket on medical expenditures, which was six times that of the highest income in...

Risk of Lymphoma Increases With Hepatitis C Virus Infection

...to this higher prevalence, including demographics, socioeconomic status, and particularly a history of injection drug use or blood transfusions received before 1990, when screening for hepatitis C virus was started....

Heart Attack Risk Increased by Unfair Treatment

...itional risk factors for heart disease, as well as socioeconomic status, gender, age, chronic job stress unfair treatment at work, and personality traits, such as hostility. But the results still showed that the higher the sense of injustice, the greater was the risk of a heart attack or angina. Researchers no...

Women With Heart Disease and Diabetes Less Likely to Receive Proper Care: Study

...ties also remained after researchers accounted for socioeconomic factors that may influence care. "These were all insured people. They all had access to medical care and they were all diagnosed with these diseases," Bird said. "The disparities cannot be explained by a lack of patient reporting or not recognizin...

Feelings Of Injustice At Work Can Lead To A Heart Attack

...account for factors like hostile behavior or lower socioeconomic status. Says Ellen Mason, a cardiac nurse at the British Heart Foundation: ``Bosses should take heed. Staff who feel unfairly treated at work may develop low self-esteem, which can contribute to stress, depression and anxiety. This can make us mu...

NIH Study Normal Brain Development in Children Across US

...stigators sought children from diverse geographic, socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds. They recruited children from six sites across the U.S.: Children's Hospital in Boston; Children's Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati; Children's Hospital in Philadelphia; University of California at Los Angeles; University ...

Teenage Self Confidence Can Translate Later into Material Wealth

...t is surprising to see what little positive impact socioeconomic status has in the absence of self-esteem, Judge said. Research has shown that positive people who believe in themselves have more ambitious goals, so that even when they encounter adversity, theyre not as likely to internalize it, he added. The s...

Rise in Cigarette Use may Elucidate Asthma Epidemic in Children

...cent higher rates of cigarette smoking among lower socioeconomic status segments of the population within the United States are consistent with our theory, since these are the most vulnerable segments of the population among whom rates of childhood asthma are currently the most concentrated, Dr. Goodwin said. Al...

Minority Women in LA County Have Higher Rates of Chronic Disease Than Whites

...erty, lack of health care and insurance, and other socioeconomic factors to poor health among minority women in the county, according to the Times. "These findings are unacceptable and, as a community, we clearly need to do more to address the underlying yet complex issues that contribute to these disparate health...

Tobacco Menace and What can Be Done About It

...ong rural and urban residents, and among different socioeconomic classes was similar to the distribution tobacco related health diseases among these groups. Types and burden of tobacco consumption: There are two types of tobacco species that are commonly used. N. tabacum- commonly used for the cigarettes, c...

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