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2014-09-01 03:00:57

Kelly Connelly, Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Systematic review of 73 published studies yields promising evidence and a call for new research to investigate if volunteering reduces dementia risk Older adults who stay active by volunteering are getting more out of it than just an altruistic feeling – they are receiving a health boost! A new study, led by the Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest Health Sciences and published online in Psychological Bulletin, is the first to...

2014-06-25 20:22:01

YELLOWKNIFE, June 25, 2014 /CNW/ - The Mental Health Commission of Canada is proud to announce the launch of Mental Health First Aid Canada's new training course designed for Canada's northern communities. Similar to the basic Mental Health First Aid Canada training course, Mental Health First Aid for Northern Peoples is a three-day training program designed to improve mental health literacy and provide skills and knowledge to help people better manage potential or developing mental...

2014-05-29 10:34:04

BMJ-British Medical Journal Dropping this policy may widen inequalities, warn researchers A policy of higher NHS spending in deprived areas compared with affluent areas is associated with a reduction in absolute health inequalities from causes amenable to healthcare in England, suggests a study published on bmj.com today. In 1999, the government introduced a new 'health inequalities' objective for the allocation of NHS resources in England, which resulted in greater NHS spending in...

2014-05-14 23:11:43

Healthify raises seed round to improve care for vulnerable and low-income patients by addressing their social determinants of health. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 14, 2014 Healthify, a healthcare technology startup founded to help insurers better address patients’ costly social health needs, today announced that it has closed a $500,000 seed round. Healthify is part of the Blueprint Health network and was founded by a team of Johns Hopkins alumni. The round closing, which coincides with...

2014-03-21 23:04:19

The Colorado Health Foundation awarded national nonprofit Earth Force $300,000 over the next three years to support healthy eating and active living in the counties of Garfield, Lake, and Huerfano, Colorado. Denver, CO (PRWEB) March 21, 2014 The Colorado Health Foundation graciously awarded national nonprofit Earth Force $300,000 over the next three years to support healthy eating and active living in the counties of Garfield, Lake, and Huerfano, Colorado. The Engaging Youth in Healthy...

2014-03-05 08:30:37

The de Beaumont Foundation, Duke Community and Family Medicine, and the CDC Launch "Practical Playbook" Initiative to Integrate Public Health and Primary Care WASHINGTON, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For decades, the medical and public health communities have struggled to stem the rise of illnesses that have led to a dramatic decline in population health. Today, chronic diseases such as asthma, obesity, heart disease, and diabetes have replaced acute diseases like polio and smallpox...

2014-01-16 10:08:28

Torontonians living in neighborhoods that aren't conducive to walking have a 33 per cent greater risk of developing diabetes or being obese, according to new research. The design of Toronto's neighborhoods such as Bridle Path-Sunnybrook-York Mills, Edenbridge- Humber Valley, and Morningside encourage dependency on cars and discourage walking – risk factors that can lead to obesity and diabetes. "Although diabetes can be prevented through physical activity, healthy eating and weight...

2014-01-13 00:22:30

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Commission Calls for Shift in Funding Priorities to Ensure All Children have Access to Early Childhood Development Programs by 2025 WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Social factors have as much or even more impact on health as the medical care system. In light of this reality, the nonpartisan Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Commission to Build a Healthier America today urged leaders across the U.S. to shift funding priorities to...

2013-11-19 12:39:07

Although health behaviors such as smoking are directly linked to the majority of early deaths in the UK, tackling these individual factors fails to address the underlying cause. To get to the root of the problem, childhood deprivation must be addressed because it promotes damaging health behaviors in adult life. So say researchers from UCL (University College London) in a study published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. The study aimed to quantify the effects of early...

2013-10-16 23:28:44

The IMPACT summit connects influential business leaders in various sectors with an opportunity to expand their view on cutting edge technologies through the eyes of emerging early stage companies. Mr. Lenihan will present Healthper’s distinctive and robust platform approach for complete wellness and how it addresses poor adoption rates and weak sustainability. Princeton, NJ (PRWEB) October 16, 2013 Health and Wellness are no longer just buzz words. To design a program that has staying...


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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'