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2008-09-07 03:00:06

By Calhoun, Judith G Ramiah, Kalpana; Weist, Elizabeth McGean; Shortell, Stephen M Core competencies have been used to redefine curricula across the major health professions in recent decades.

2008-09-04 03:00:07

By Rid, Annette Just health: meeting health needs fairlyAuthor: Norman DanielsPublisher: Cambridge University Press, New York, 2008ISBN- 13: 978-0-521-69998-3; paperback; 408 pages; price US$ 29.99 What does justice require with regard to population health? This is the question addressed by distinguished American philosopher Norman Daniels in his new book on justice and health.

2008-09-02 03:00:10

By Treadwell, Henrie M Ro, Marguerite Improving access to primary health care by the poor, the underserved, and those living at the economic and social margins of this nation's social construct has been work that the W. K. Kellogg Foundation has pursued rigorously and with deep commitment.

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.


Word of the Day
dapifer
  • One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
The word 'dapifer' comes from Latin roots meaning 'feast' and 'bearer'.