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2011-04-27 06:22:23

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- 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. Health literacy is understanding, obtaining, and processing basic health information and services needed to make adequate health decisions. Many U.S....

2011-03-22 08:15:10

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ We'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 U.S. These findings oppose the belief that the rising life expectancy trend in high income countries may be coming to an end in the face of health problems arising from obesity. Epidemiologist and population health expert Professor...

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2011-03-18 07:55:00

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. According to BBC News, epidemiologist and population health expert David Leon studied trends over the past four decades, and discovered that a decline in deaths related to cardiovascular disease were mainly to credit for the increase. Furthermore, Leon, who published his findings in the International Journal of...

2011-02-16 12:49:59

Research: Trends in mortality from 1965 to 2008 across the English north-south divide: Comparative observational study 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. An accompanying editorial says the north-south health divide is now at its widest for 40 years and warns that "the north is being decimated at the rate of a major city every decade." The north-south health divide in England is...

2011-01-11 07:00:00

COLUMBIA, Md., Jan. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH) has been awarded $750,000 over the next three years from The Kresge Foundation to continue its work to tackle key social determinants of health for families across the country. "NCHH is grateful to The Kresge Foundation for its continued support, which has helped us raise awareness of the importance of healthy housing and elevate healthy housing on the political and policy agendas," said Rebecca...

2011-01-10 13:35:22

Individuals from certain areas of the United States are more likely to get screened for colorectal cancer than those from other areas, particularly when comparing non-whites living in different parts of the country. That is the conclusion of a new study published early online in Cancer, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. Additional research is needed to better understand how colorectal cancer screening disparities develop in some regions and not in others. Racial and...

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2010-11-24 05:35:00

School lunch programs could help reverse the negative effects of food scarcity on the academic performance of teens, according to a new study published Monday. The researchers said the government food-assistance programs could help break the cycle of poverty in which poor children go hungry, receive poor grades, don't advance to college and fail to escape their socioeconomic status, which results in their children repeating the cycle. "Food insecurity is more problematic in the long term if...

2010-11-16 00:00:54

Keynote Speakers, Presenters and Panelists at the Fourth Annual Conference on Health Disparities See the Affordable Healthcare Act and Private Investment Partnerships as First Steps to Ending Health Disparities Philadelphia, PA (Vocus) November 15, 2010 Focusing on the disparities in the quality of health care across demographic groups, the Fourth Annual National Conference on Health Disparities brought together White House officials and national and local healthcare executives to address a...

2010-11-02 09:00:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente, one of the country's largest not-for-profit health care organizations, funded 792 grants nationwide, totaling approximately $16 million in the third quarter of 2010. Grants awarded to organizations this quarter included funding basic human services in California in a tight economy, offering dental care to women and children in the Mid-Atlantic States, and providing college scholarships to high school students in the...

2010-10-24 00:13:38

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Minority Health (OMH) announced $16.2 million in grants and cooperative agreements for demonstration projects aimed at eliminating health disparities among racial and ethnic minorities. Rockville, MD (Vocus) October 22, 2010 The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Minority Health (OMH) announced $16.2 million in grants and cooperative agreements for demonstration projects aimed at eliminating health disparities...


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