Study of neighborhoods points to modifiable factors, not race, in cancer disparities
While cities have shown considerable racial disparities in cancer survival, those racial disparities virtually disappear among smaller populations, such as neighborhoods
within that city. The finding comes from a new analysis published in the May 15, 2009 issue of CANCER , a peer-reviewed journal...
More Fast-Food Joints in Neighborhoods Mean More Strokes
Analysis is interesting, but doesn't prove cause and effect, researcher says
THURSDAY, Feb. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Living in neighborhoods
packed with fast-food joints could increase your risk for stroke by 13 percent, compared to residing in places where such restaurants are less plen...
Study: Most young violent offenders in two NYC neighborhoods have seen someone killed
COLUMBUS, Ohio More than three-quarters of young violent offenders interviewed in two poverty-stricken New York City neighborhoods
had seen someone die in a violent incident, a new study reveals.
About half of them (51 percent) had been shot themselves and 78 percent said they had a close frie...
Greener Neighborhoods Mean Slimmer Children
Trees, parks get inner city kids moving, study finds
FRIDAY, Nov. 14 (HealthDay News) - Greener neighborhoods, with lots of trees, help inner city kids keep excess pounds at bay, according to a U.S. study.
"Previous work, including our own, has provided snapshots in time, and shown ...
Families, friends, schools and neighborhoods contribute to adolescent alcohol misuse
Characteristics present in the four social environments in which young people livefamilies, peers, schools, and neighborhoodscontribute both positively and negatively to whether teens misuse alcohol, with risk from one area possibly being magnified or decreased by attributes of another.
Green neighborhoods may reduce childhood obesity
San Diego, October 28, 2008 Childhood obesity can lead to type 2 diabetes, asthma, hypertension, sleep apnea and emotional distress. Obese children and youth are likely to be obese as adults, experience more cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure and stroke and incur higher healthcare costs....
Troubled girls from poor neighborhoods more likely to have sex in early adolescence
This release is available in French . Montreal, September 16, 2008 Young girls from poor neighbourhoods need to review more than the birds and bees with their parents they need to hear about contraception and potential dangers of hanging out with older boys. A new study by researchers fro...
Mothers from affluent neighborhoods near highways increase odds of low weight babies by 81 percent
Montreal, July 30, 2008 Living near city expressways is associated with adverse birth effects on expectant mothers and their newborns, according to a novel study with global implications. In the August edition of the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health , scientists from the Universit de...
Walkable Neighborhoods Keep the Pounds Off
Older, densely populated areas get people moving, study finds
TUESDAY, July 29 (HealthDay News) -- Older, more feet-friendly neighborhoods
can help keep waistlines trim, U.S. researchers report.
"We were excited to find that two easily available census measures of diverse destinatio...
Lower-income neighborhoods associated with higher obesity rates
New York, N.Y. February 7, 2008 Obesity prevalence has increased significantly among adults and children in the U.S. over the last two decades. A new study appearing in the journal Nutrition Reviews reveals that characteristics of neighborhoods, including the areas income level, the built enviro...
Neighborhoods in Medical Technology
Neighborhoods in Biological News
IUPUI study finds living near fast food outlet not a weighty problem for kids
...as details of both sick and well doctor visits, changes in a child's address, annual food service establishment inspection data, aerial photographs of neighborhoods
and crime statistics over time. And other studies have not taken into account, as we did, families self-selecting their locations for example familie...
City rats loyal to their 'hoods, scientists discover
Although inner city rodents appear to roam freely, most form distinct neighborhoods
where they spend the majority of their lives.
Like any major city, Balti...communities of about 11 city blocks. Each community is further divided into neighborhoods
that span little more than the length of an average alley. To a city rat, t...
Children's National experts present at Pediatric Academic Societies' Annual Meeting
...he correlations between forearm fractures, vitamin D insufficiency, lower bone mineral density, and the health disparities between low and high income neighborhoods
in metropolitan Washington, DC.
Linda Fu, MD , Mark Weissman, MD, and Denice Cora-Bramble, MD , present the Goldberg Center for Community Pediatri...
Differences in neighborhood food environment may contribute to disparities in obesity
...he Mailman School of Public Health, and first author of the study. "I see a role for follow-up studies to examine changes in diet and obesity rates in neighborhoods
where new supermarkets or produce stores open."
"Among studies examining the relationship between food environment and body size, this work is amo...
Healthy food availability could depend on where you live -- so does the quality of your diet
...ith quality of diet and 46 percent of lower-income neighborhoods
had a low availability of healthy foods. The resu.... "Our findings show that participants who live in neighborhoods
with low healthy food availability are at an incre...that 24 percent of the black participants lived in neighborhoods
with a low availability of healthy food compared w...
'Revolutionary' CO2 maps zoom in on greenhouse gas sources
...sults from the burning of fossil fuels such as coal and gasoline. It also tracks the hourly outputs at the level of factories, power plants, roadways, neighborhoods
and commercial districts.
A preliminary analysis of the Vulcan data suggests that previous maps of U.S. fossil fuel emissions were inadequate for c...
Alcohol and malt liquor availability and promotion higher in African American inner cities
The study found that poor neighborhoods
with high concentrations of African Americans had ... which the alcohol environment in African American neighborhoods
high concentration of alcohol outlets and high av...l and Prevention.
The study targeted low-income neighborhoods
in 10 cities (Oakland, San Francisco, Santa Ana, S...
From the backyard to the ocean: New study shows streams act as key nitrogen filters
...that make water unfit for swimming and pose risks to humans and sea life.
What they may not realize is that the small streams running through their neighborhoods
play a critical role in filtering out the nitrogen that feeds the algae blooms.
A new study published in this week's edition of the journal Nature ...
'Brains R Us': Neuroscience and education town hall
...rk will hold a public discussion of the possibilities.
Brains R Us a town hall on the science of educating, from synapse to schoolroom, neurons to neighborhoods
takes place in the Frederic de Hoffmann Auditorium, at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. The meeting begins at 8 a.m. and runs through 5 p.m...
Unveiling the underwater ways of the white shark
...is that all the sharks that summer along the California coast show remarkable fidelity; when they return to the mainland, they head for the same local neighborhoods
that they favor every summer.
"These animals appear again and again at very specific areas," Jorgensen said. Despite the sharks' ability to move th...
Neighborhoods in Biological Technology
Harborview Medical Center in Seattle Receives Prestigious $100,000 Foster G. McGaw Prize for Excellence in Community Service
...Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Seattle: Protecting Children in their neighborhoods
-- Committed to preventing injuries to children, Harborview has teamed ...igrant communities, created "walking school bus" programs in inner city neighborhoods
and distributed bike helmets at no or low cost. "Harborview is an irre...
Elbit Medical Imaging Ltd. Announces Definitive Agreements for a Large Scale Luxury Mixed Use Project in Bangalore, India
...acres (by way of direct ownership) and additional areas through joint
development rights. The Project is planned to include (i) high class
with amenities such as a golf course, club
houses, swimming pools, tennis courts, sports facilities and other
recreation areas; (ii) office complexes ...
Consortium publishes Phase II map of human genetic variation
...ifferences in susceptibility to disease, response to drugs or reaction to environmental factors. Variation in the human genome is organized into local neighborhoods
called haplotypes, which usually are inherited as intact blocks of information. Consequently, researchers refer to the map of human genetic variation ...
Using Technology to Professionally Network in the Midwest
...rmation, freelancers and business information.
These lists can even be used for personal reasons such as sharing information about items for sale, neighborhoods
to live in and contractors for your home.
In order to use a list serv, you need to subscribe to the group, post announcements and respond to annou...
Minority and inner-city entrepreneurs face challenges
...cated in big cities like Milwaukee. Nettles said a $40 to $50 million dollar venture capital fund that would encourage minority businesses in minority neighborhoods
is being considered. It is not exclusive to minorities, rather, geographical location. In addition, Nettles said there are plans to create a one-stop ...
Screen-door security: most wireless networks left wide open
...etstumbler", a free wireless network sniffing tool, and a cheap GPS unit (79 bucks) that plugs right into the USB port. I didn't drive around specific neighborhoods
I simply left work, drove to my daughter's school to pick her up, and went home. About a 20 minute drive, and much of it on the freeway.
The GPS w...
Inner-city entrepreneurship isn't 'Easy Street,' but some are walking the walk
...City, a Boston non-profit group that dedicates itself to restoring old-fashioned capitalism, profit-driven businesses and non-government jobs to urban neighborhoods
across the country. The Initiative for a Competitive Milwaukee has been launched to adapt those strategies to Wisconsin's largest city.
In the stat...
Green Bay area businesses ramp up wireless access
...open question whether communities such as Green Bay will follow Madison and Milwaukee in making contracts for large-scale wireless networks that cover neighborhoods
or entire sections of the city, rather than individual shops or hotels. And whether those networks will be compatible, as state officials are hoping. ...
Job hunting the Air Google way
Giving consumers the tools for aerial scanning and three-dimensional mapping of the world allowing them to fly by their neighborhoods
or make a detailed inspection of far away places is radical. That's what Google Local and similar services which I'm referring to collectively as "A...
Chicago's Wi-Fi inertia harms business
...zations in order to make them globally competitive. How many buildings in downtown Chicago can support the need for broadband connectivity? What about neighborhoods
and other centers of interest?
At one time, some property management firms were really on top of this while the vast majority just sat and collect...
Neighborhoods in Biological Dictionary
...ty . ... context in which similarity is discussed. ... To exploit the similarity information hidden in the hyper ... similarity of multi-step neighborhoods
of. vertices are numerically evaluated by similarity ... similarity reasoning over null values by denoting the semantics of different ... compr...
... expansion and ... Consortium Publishes Phase II Map of Human Genetic Variation ... Variation in the human genome is organized into local neighborhoods
called ... ... efficiently, you can measure the phase noise in your signal ... e(t)= amplitude variation of signal and. Δj(t)= phase variati...