Latest Social determinants of health Stories
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.
With just one year to go before the start of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in London, the focus should be on obtaining evidence on how the Games will affect public health, claim a group of public health experts in a Viewpoint published Online First in The Lancet.
The latest survey of Ontario adults from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) shows increasing rates of daily drinking and cannabis use and high levels of psychological distress.
Despite billions of dollars spent on health care each year, the United States ranks 27th out of 33 developed countries for life expectancy at birth.
An examination of health literacy (such as understanding basic health information) among managed care patients with heart failure, a condition that requires self-management, found that nearly one in five have low health literacy, which was associated with a higher all-cause risk of death, according to a new study.
Weâ€™ve heard again and again about the obesity epidemic, but according to this analysis of trends over the last 40 years, life expectancy in Europe is on the rise, with people in Britain reaching an older age than those living in the US.
Despite what has been dubbed an obesity epidemic, life expectancy throughout Europe is on the rise, according to researchers at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Since 1965, the chances of dying early (under 75) are a fifth higher in the north of England than the south, finds a study published on bmj.com today.
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