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A reason to smile: New immigrants respond best to oral hygiene campaign

Tapping into the desire to have an attractive smile is the best motivator for improving oral hygiene, and new immigrants are the most receptive to oral health messages, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research . Authors Shuili Du (Simmons College), Sankar Sen (City Univers...

Neighborhood ethnic density associated with risk of psychosis among immigrants in the Netherlands

February 4, 2008 -- In a study on neighborhood ethnic density, collaborating researchers from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and The Hague, Netherlands, report that immigrants who live in neighborhoods where their own ethnic group comprise a small proportion of the population ...

Emergency departments should offer immigrants translation, according to a study

This release is also available in Spanish . The study, carried out in the Department of Medicine at the University of Granada , consisted of an analysis of health services provided to immigrants in accident and emergency departments in Spanish hospitals. The researchers concluded that, i...

Tufts receives NIH grant to study obesity prevention in new immigrants

BOSTON ─ (January 15, 2009) Tufts University has received a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to design an obesity prevention program for new immigrants. Led by Principal Investigator Christina D. Economos, PhD, the clinical trial will randomize more than 400 mothers and the...

Illegal Immigrants Allowed To Stay A Year More To Care For Their Child

A 17-month old girl who underwent a heart operation for a rare birth defect has more than one share of good news. Not only has she fully recovered, her parents, illegal immigrants in the U.S, have also been granted a year more to stay there and care for their U.S citizen daughter. Hazelle Roa...

Immigration Department Failed To Check On Immigrants With TB, Report Says

A report released on Wednesday by the Australian National Audit Office found that the Department of Immigration and Citizenship knowingly allowed more than 100,000 people with tuberculosis to enter Australia but frequently failed to check up on whether they sought medical treatment, The Australian...

British Doctors Want Indian Immigrants Screened for TB

Amidst rising incidence of tuberculosis in Britain, senior doctors here want all immigrants from the Indian sub-continent to be screened for the disease. The doctors want the screening to also include immigrants from Africa. The Observer reported Sunday that two new outbreaks, in L...

Health Care Benefits for Immigrants Favored by MD Court

According to the ruling by Maryland's highest court a group of immigrant children were unfairly dropped from the state's medical// assistance program by Republican Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s administration. The Court of Appeals voted unanimously that Ehrlich violated civil rights protections...

Surveys Find Outright Hunger among Latino Immigrants in North Carolina

Wake Forest University School of Medicine researchers have found high rates of hunger in surveys of immigrant Latino families in eastern and western North Carolina,// southwestern Virginia and Forsyth County. “Although the United States enjoys a relative lack of hunger, there are segments of ...

East Asian Immigrants Bring Hepatitis to New York

According to a recent study conducted by the researchers at New York University School of medicine it was found that one in seven East Asian immigrants are carriers// of the hepatitis B virus. These predispose them to conditions such as liver cancer and cirrhosis. But it is surprising to know that ...

Devil in The Dock: Fraud Doctor Swindles Immigrants with Fake tests gets freaked out!

A San Francisco fraud doctor without license has been impersonating as a licensed medical practitioner and conducting fake medical tests on immigrants, providing them with false certificates and medical records. // He was slapped 106 felonies after his guilt was established, according o the prosec...

Health Expenditure on Illegal Immigrants

Washington- A study conducted by U.S. researchers in North Carolina sought to tabulate expenditures related to health care on illegal immigrants//. The analysis revealed that most of the medical expenditure was related to childbirth and pregnancy related complications. The study published in ...

Study Finds ER Not Overburdened By Uninsured & Immigrants

A new survey of 60 communities has gone against the general notion and has shown that uninsured Hispanics and immigrants are not overstrain the emergency rooms// in hospitals in the US. It was reported that previous reports had stated that most of the Hispanics were uninsured and because of t...

New Initiative to Improve Mental Health Among Chicago Latinos

... reports that fewer than 1 in 11 Latinos with mental disorders contact mental health care specialists -- a statistic that becomes 1 in 20 among Latino immigrants with mental disorders. To meet this challenge, experts estimate that there are approximately only 29 Latino mental health providers per 100,000 Latino...

Updated CDC Travel Health Book Released

...tion. These topics include jet lag, cruise ship travel, traveling with disabilities, traveling with infants and children, international adoptions, and immigrants returning to visit their native countries. The Yellow Book is published in hard copy by Elsevier Inc., and is available at bookstores, through ...

GI JOE: Biography Chronicles the Life of Renowned Gastroenterologist

... "GI Joe," is the biography of Dr. Joseph Kirsner, a 100-year old practicing gastroenterologist who rose from a family of Russian immigrants to become an internationally recognized physician and medical educator. An active faculty member at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medic...

Blue Cross Foundation Grants Focus on Improving Immigrant Health

...anizations, and fosters civic engagement involving immigrants and the broader community. "These grants d...rove relationships between law enforcement and new immigrants in the Brooklyn Park and Brooklyn Center area of t...o create opportunities for cultural exchange among immigrants and the broader community in Austin, Minn., in par...

Beth Israel Medical Center Receives Major American Cancer Society Grant Toward Improving Pain Management in Chinese Cancer Patients

...n people, have a high rate of cancer, particularly nasopharyngeal, liver, and stomach. Chinese Americans are represented by a growing number of recent immigrants (50 percent) who are economically disadvantaged and medically underserved. Patients commonly present with advanced illness and have a higher risk for ...

Hartford grants increase support for geriatric social work training

...hD SUNY at Binghamton Research Topic: Disparities in Out-of-Pocket Financial Burden and Total Health Care Expenditures Among Recently-Arrived Older immigrants Nancy Giunta, PhD Hunter College Research Topic: Case Management Collaboration: A Pilot Study of a Consortium Model of Service Delivery in New ...

Two Ways to Tackle Tuberculosis

... in the June 4 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine are important -- one describes an international effort to detect tuberculosis (TB) among immigrants and refugees coming to the United States, the other reports on highly promising results of a new drug to treat the disease. According to the World ...

Dominion Helps Communities by Donating $1 Million to Health Clinics

...g their services is growing rapidly during the current economic crisis. The clinics typically serve large numbers of low-income working families, immigrants and others who cannot afford medical care. Recently, the clinics have been serving significant numbers of laid-off workers who lost the health insura...

Nearly 1 million Californians seek medical care in Mexico annually

...to the research paper, "Heading South: Why Mexican immigrants in California Seek Health Services in Mexico." ...search, which conducts CHIS. "We already know that immigrants use less health care overall than people born in t... across the border. Both "long-stay" Mexican immigrants (those in the U.S. for more than 15 years) and "sh...

Newborns of South Asian and East Asian descent misclassified as underweight at birth: Study

...ese conventional values have been updated, they do not account for the country's ever growing variation in ethnicity. With 60 per cent of all Canadian immigrants originating from South and East Asia, much needed curves are now available so that, for the first time, physicians have better tools to assess birth w...

March of Dimes Announces Nursing Scholarship Recipients

...ught herself the language, attended nursing school, and graduated summa cum laude. Because of her personal experience, she understands the challenges immigrants face in maternal-child health settings. When she completes her degree, she plans to work with underserved populations, especially immigrants. L...

More Dire Warnings for Social Security

...Prohibit Totalization. The Social Security Administration has signed a totalization treaty with Mexico. The agreement would allow millions of illegal immigrants to collect Social Security benefits. This is a slap in the face to older Americans who worked hard their whole lives yet continue to struggle on their...

American Psychiatric Foundation Names 2009 Recipients of Awards for Advancing Minority Mental Health

... care to low-income, uninsured people in Middle Tennessee. The integration of behavioral health services into the primary clinic setting has provided immigrants and refugees access to affordable, culturally sensitive mental health services as well as opportunities for ongoing mental health treatment. This hel...

US releases updated clinical guidelines for HIV-associated opportunistic infections

...used to treat opportunistic infections A new section on malaria and other tropical diseases that may become opportunistic infections in HIV-infected immigrants to the United States and in HIV-infected American travelers HIV-associated opportunistic infections in the United States often occur in people w...

'Living With Radiation' Conference Commemorating Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster Held at United Nations, Sponsored by New York Eye & Ear Infirmary

...ary (NYEEI) is working in partnership with Project Chernobyl, a community-led effort to diagnose and treat thyroid cancer, a risk among some 200,000 immigrants from the former Soviet Union who now live the New York area. Thyroid cancer from radiation exposure can take decades to develop. The conference i...

New Routes' Immigrant Project 'Egal Shidad' Aims to Solve Somali Mental Health Problems through New Media

...to Community Health , which improves the health of immigrants in the U.S. using media created by immigrants. ...ts include: Atlanta, GA - HEARMe. East African immigrants and their Atlanta neighbors collaborating to creat...is project is creating telenovelas to help Haitian immigrants recognize and respond to symptoms of stress, depre...

Dr. Huda Zoghbi to receive 2009 Vilcek Prize in biomedical research

... wanted to honor and publicize the contributions of a younger generation of immigrants working in the arts and sciences, to help them maximize their potential. Ja...in meeting its primary purpose, to call attention to the accomplishments of immigrants currently working in United States, also serves to remind the public of the...

Building trust, increasing awareness among minorities

...n. #B77. Cancer screening in older South Asian immigrants in United States New data among South Asian immigrants confirms that cancer screening rates are low large...ied group. More than 40 percent of the South Asian immigrants in our study did not have health insurance and lit...

Gambia takes on as National Program UAB project to abolish FGM

...ding to data from the Observatory's past survey, out of the 185 sub-Saharan immigrants belonging to the Primary Care Centre of the city of Matar (CAP del Maresme)...iding here) will make it possible to use the synergies created with Gambian immigrants in their role as opinion generators and models in their home country. Due t...

American Dietetic Association Commends Congress and President for Passage of State Children's Health Insurance Legislation

... President Martin M. Yadrick. It is estimated the expansion of SCHIP will cover 11 million children, 4 million more than in 2008, including legal immigrants for the first time. The bill extends funding to the SCHIP program that was set to expire at the end of March for another 4 1/2 years and is being...

Seven Washington Organizations Receive Almost $126,000 Through March of Dimes Awards and Grants

... Alliance Refugee Women's Alliance will provide assistance for prenatal education and support to Southeast Asian and East African refugees and immigrants in order to improve maternal and infant health in the greater Puget Sound Area. Through its VitalEd Program, the group focuses on increasing folic a...

AMA Foundation Honors Compassionate Physicians With Excellence in Medicine Awards

...a, which she has rebuilt three times due to Hurricanes George and Katrina, as well as a fire. One third of this small fishing village is comprised of immigrants from Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos and more than 1 in 5 families live below the poverty level. David Muller, M.D. 's entire clinical practice rev...

Providence Service Corporation Provides Update on Potential Medicaid

...6.7 million children and an estimated 4.1 million additional children are estimated to gain coverage under the House bill, including children of legal immigrants as well as pregnant immigrants. The estimated cost is $32.3 billion over the next 4 1/2 years. The Senate is expected to take up a similar bill next...

National Children's Study Begins Recruiting Volunteers

...l areas of the U.S.," Dr. Entwisle said. The study location in Queens, New York, has a population of 2.23 million and is home to thousands of immigrants from more than 100 nations, said Dr. Philip Landrigan, Principal Investigator, Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. Like many urban countie...

National Children's Study Begins Recruiting Volunteers

...rural areas of the U.S.," Dr. Entwisle said. The study location in Queens, New York, has a population of 2.23 million and is home to thousands of immigrants from more than 100 nations, said Dr. Philip Landrigan, Principal Investigator, Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. Like many urban counti...

Report Finds That Raids Are Not an Effective Tool Against Human Trafficking

...to trafficking, such as domestic work, agricultural labor, and service sectors, people who have experienced trafficking, social service providers, and immigrants rights advocates," said Andrea Ritchie, Director of the Sex Workers Project. "This kind of approach would not only be more effective, but would build ...

UJC and Jewish Federations of North America Commit $10 Million for Needs in Southern Israel

...computers for children so they can continue school work, providing supplies and provisions for bomb shelters, and providing counseling and therapy for immigrants housed in absorption centers. The funding is one thrust of a series of initiatives across North America to underscore solidarity with Israelis du...
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