Latest Social determinants of health Stories
A community-based nursing program delivered in collaboration with existing health care services is more effective in reducing the number of older people dying from chronic illnesses, such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes, than usual care.
The study –conducted at the University of Granada– has also demonstrated that having a high level of education and a job are also protective against diseases.
One in three older people who have difficulty reading and understanding basic health related information may be at increased risk of death.
The Canadian Journal of Cardiology has published a paper on the effect of socioeconomic factors on myocardial infarction outcomes.
Teen school drop-outs are almost three times as likely to be on benefits in later life as their peers who complete their schooling.
Improving health is too multifaceted to be left solely in the hands of those working in the health sector alone.
Piroska Östlin of the WHO, Copenhagen, Denmark and colleagues argue in this week's PLoS Medicine that a paradigm shift is needed to keep the focus on health equity within the social determinants of health research agenda.
European women live longer than men, because of both biological and behavioural advantages, but women's longer lives are not necessarily healthy lives.
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