Latest Social determinants of health Stories

2008-09-02 03:00:10

By Satcher, David Higginbotham, Eve J Reducing and eliminating disparities in health is a matter of life and death. Each year in the United States, thousands of individuals die unnecessarily from easily preventable diseases and conditions.

2008-09-02 03:00:10

By Braithwaite, Kisha The constitution of the World Health Organization states that "The enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health is one of the fundamental rights of every human being."1(p1) Although this perspective is notable and has proven to be significant in promoting the quality of life among individuals worldwide, it is unfortunate that this resounding message is often not heard-and too often overlooked- by many parts of American society.

2008-09-01 18:00:25

By PETER ELSON IT ALWAYS astonishes me that in this tiny fogbound island built on a rocky outcrop of coal, there should be such a range of accents. Commuting eastwards by train from Liverpool the change in voices and, indeed, attitudes they embody always comes as a surprise.

2008-09-01 15:00:21

By TODD, Rebecca Ancient Maori eating habits are coming under the spotlight in a bid to improve modern diets and wellbeing.

2008-08-30 09:00:22

By Maty, Siobhan C Lynch, John W; Raghunathan, Trivellore E; Kaplan, George A Objectives. We examined the association between childhood socioeconomic position and incidence of type 2 diabetes and the effects of gender and adult body mass index (BMI). Methods.

2008-08-29 18:00:39

ALMOST half of unskilled workers in Northern Ireland suffer from long-standing illness, a report warned yesterday. And in the Republic those at risk of poverty were significantly more likely to harbour a chronic condition, the crossborder dossier added.

2008-08-29 15:00:18

Social environment key factor for health inequities: WHO GENEVA, Aug. 28 (Xinhua) -- A lot of people in the world can not enjoy good health because of the social environment where they are born, live, grow, work and age, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a report on Thursday.

2008-08-29 00:00:36

By James Macintyre People are dying "on a grand scale" around the world because of social injustice brought about by a "toxic" combination of bad policies, politics and economics, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said yesterday.

2008-08-28 15:01:07

Social injustice is killing people on a grand scale, said the World Health Organization's Commission on the Social Determinants of Health in Switzerland. A three-year investigation by the WHO's Commission on the Social Determinants of Health was presented Thursday to WHO Director General Dr.

2008-08-27 03:00:24

By Anonymous Access Annual Meeting online program now and plan ahead SIR Michael Marmot, an internationally recognized leader on health inequalities, will be the keynote speaker at APHA's 136th Annual Meeting in San Diego, the Association announced in June.

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