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2013-06-12 16:03:16

People in India who walk or cycle to work are less likely to be overweight or obese, according to a study led by Christopher Millett from Imperial College London and the Public Health Foundation of India and colleagues. Their paper reporting the study, published in this week's PLOS Medicine, reveals that cyclists are also less likely to have diabetes or high blood pressure compared to people who take public or private transport to work. These findings are important as they suggest that...

2013-06-06 23:29:25

The University of New England has announced the award of a two-year, $200,000 grant by the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations in recognition of the University´s efforts to cultivate a caring interprofessional health work force. Portland, Maine (PRWEB) June 05, 2013 The University of New England has announced the award of a two-year, $200,000 grant by the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations in recognition of the University´s efforts to cultivate a caring interprofessional health work...

2013-05-29 10:12:28

Today, the International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) published a paper titled "Global Burden of Oral Conditions in 1990-2010: A Systemic Analysis." The paper, written by lead author Wagner Marcenes, Queen Mary University, London, is published in the IADR/AADR Journal of Dental Research. The "Global Burden of Disease Study 2010 (GBD 2010)" produced comparable estimates of the burden of 291 diseases and injuries in 1990, 2005 and 2010. This article reports on...

2013-05-19 23:00:38

Pacific Island representatives of The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors published a new assessment of extreme health dangers in the region. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) May 19, 2013 At a May 6th, 2013 meeting organized by the National Council of Asian Pacific Physicians (NCAPIP), the Pacific Chronic Disease Coalition (PCDC), a council of the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD), presented a newly published assessment on the status of health systems, diabetes,...

2013-05-17 23:15:34

A new 5-year guarantee through Pledge Guarantee for Health (PGH) has the potential to unlock immense private sector financing, accelerating efforts to achieve MDGs. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 17, 2013 Today, leading global health and development experts from the public and private sectors are joining forces at the 2013 GBCHealth Conference to announce a new partnership that will leverage private sector funding to speed up delivery and access to life-saving health supplies such as...

2013-05-15 13:09:32

Non-communicable diseases (NCD) and mental disorders each constitute a huge portion of the worldwide health care burden, and often occur together, so they should be addressed together. These are the conclusions of the third article in a series published in PLOS Medicine that provides a global perspective on integrating mental health. Victoria Ngo from the RAND Corporation in California and international colleagues say that collaborative care models, where NCD care and mental health care...

2013-05-15 13:02:05

While global attention has for decades been focused on reducing maternal mortality, population-based data on other causes of death among women of reproductive age has been virtually non-existent. A study conducted by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that non-communicable diseases accounted for 48 percent of 1,107 investigated female deaths in rural Bangladesh between 2002 and 2007. The findings lend urgency to review global health priorities to address...


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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