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New Heart Disease Risk Score Will Help Minimise Health Inequalities

A new score for predicting the risk of heart disease gives a more accurate measure of how many UK adults are at risk of developing the disease and which adults are most likely to benefit from treatment . The study published on bmj.com today, estimates that in the general population without ...

Local Councils Should Be Responsible for Tackling Health Inequalities

The responsibility and resources for public health and tackling health inequalities should lie// with local councils rather than with the NHS, argues an expert in this week’s BMJ. Professor Tim Blackman of Durham University says that partnerships between local government and the NHS would the...

New study shows people with mental health problems receive inadequate medical care

... a mental health or substance abuse diagnosis is of inferior quality to the usual standard of care. This important systematic review showed widespread inequalities of care in those with mental health problems. Dr Mitchell said: "We wished to investigate whether the quality of medical care received by people wi...

Money May Matter, Health-Wise, in Old Age

...ofessor in the University of Manchester's sociology department, said in a news release from the council. "Among these is the need to respond to marked inequalities in economic position and life expectancy at older ages." The researchers also found the retiring early was generally good for one's health -- unl...

22-year study finds adults aren't active enough

... that can encourage more vulnerable groups to keep moving. What's more, the scientists stressed that health promotion programs must ensure that health inequalities experienced by socially disadvantaged groups do not worsen. "There is a need for continued and targeted health promotion efforts, ideally during c...

Health and well-being in old age: It's still money that counts

...s high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity. The inequalities in health and life expectancy arising from socioeconomic inequalities persist into the oldest ages, although they are la...licy. Among these is the need to respond to marked inequalities in economic position and life expectancy at older ...

South Africa not Gaining the Full Benefit of PPPs in the Healthcare Sector, Says Frost & Sullivan

... CAPE TOWN, South Africa, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The healthcare industry in South Africa faces substantial challenges, including vast inequalities in access to care. The public sector is responsible for serving approximately 85.0% of the population, yet accounts for around only 49.0% of healthcar...

Blacks Less Likely to Get Optimal Lung Cancer Treatment

...isparities in lung cancer treatments were as large in 2002 as they were back in the early 1990s, even though there have been efforts to decrease those inequalities in treatment, the study said. "This study shows what most of the previous research has shown -- that disparities in treatment patterns [still exist...

Racial disparities persist in the treatment of lung cancer

... The study indicates that lung cancer treatment disparities were just as large in 2002 as they were in the early 1990s, despite efforts to address inequalities in medical treatment. This study adds to a large and growing body of research indicating that significant steps are needed to ensure equal cancer-rela...

Hispanics appear to face poorer quality nursing home care

...uggests blacks are more likely than whites to live in poor-quality nursing homes. That study found that the problem was worst in the Midwest, and that inequalities in care are closely correlated to racial segregation. Mor was lead author for that study. For the study of Hispanics in nursing homes, the research...
Inequalities in Biological News

Healing wounds with lasers, vehicles that drive themselves, other cutting-edge optics

... broadly impacting sensing, spectroscopy, and sub-wavelength photonics. Alain Aspect of the Institut d'Optique in France will present "From Bell's inequalities to Entangled Qubits: A New Quantum Age?" on Wednesday, June 3, about Bell's Theorem and the new field of quantum information, where one uses entanglem...

Study says 'middle class' coral reef fish feel the economic squeeze

... to socioeconomic levels approximates what is known as an environmental "Kuznet curve," which is adapted from a graphical model that measures economic inequalities in developing countries driven by the extent of a countries economic influence. Predictably, the research also found that fish levels were always ...

IOF calls on European citizens to stand tall and speak out for their bones

...complex and challenging. Among the Commission's key priorities in improving healthcare are to foster good health in an ageing Europe; to reduce health inequalities inside the Union; and to support dynamic health systems by encouraging cross-border cooperation and the creation of centres of excellence. Today's mee...

New studies predict record land grab as demand soars for new sources of food, energy and wood fiber

...ce decision makers in the powerful worlds of conservation, industry and politics "There has been important progress, though many of the fundamental inequalities still exist," said Stewart Maginnis, Head of IUCN's Forest Programme. "More and more governments are recognising that some of the fundamental obstacle...

Queen's University launches UK's first Center of Excellence for Public Health

...ctors which cause chronic diseases as well as looking at the main causes of inequalities in health experiences. The Queen's-based Centre was awarded funding foll...al to our mission. "It boosts our capacity to research the cause of health inequalities and increases our ability to ensure this research meets the needs of policy...

Double the death rate from cirrhosis for 'blue collar' men

..." Professor Najman said. "In Australia, alcohol has become relatively cheaper and more available. "It is already known that socio-economic inequalities in alcohol-related diseases are among the largest of any cause of death. For example, in Britain, between 1991 and 1993, liver cirrhosis rates among u...

World faces challenge as life expectancies lengthen, scientist says

...bal scale. While science may be on the brink of unlocking the mysteries of the aging process, Tuljapurkar worried that the world is unprepared for the inequalities that this new knowledge may generate between the world's rich and poor. "Are some people going to be left behind? Are we going to make society far ...
Inequalities in Biological Technology

Global Psychiatrists Unite to Improve Services in Mental Health

...as published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, together with leading physicians, confirmed that compared to the general public there were serious inequalities in the physical health of patients with severe mental illness and a shorter life expectancy, due primarily to cardiovascular disease. Professor Flei...

The misguided talent war

...nts getting involved, and that there has been a general shift from a talent buyers market to a talent sellers market. Lastly, the survey discusses the inequalities of how talented people, particularly top managers, are rewarded compared to the rest of the workforce and how well the concept of meritocracy is worki...
Inequalities in Biological Definition

Culture

... people today use a conception of "culture" that developed in Europe during the 18th and early 19th centuries. This conception of culture reflected inequalities within European societies, and between European powers and their colonies around the world. It identifies "culture" with " civilization " and contras...
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