News tagged with demographics

Marriage associated with better cancer outcomes, study finds

People who are married when diagnosed with cancer live longer than those who are not, report researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women's Hospital. Married patients also tended to have cancers diagnosed ...

Sep 23, 2013
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US faces crisis in cancer care, says new IOM report

Delivery of cancer care in the U.S. is facing a crisis stemming from a combination of factors—a growing demand for such care, a shrinking oncology work force, rising costs of cancer care, and the complexity of the disease ...

Sep 10, 2013
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Involved patients have better health care experiences

(HealthDay)—Health care providers and patients shape the care experience, and strategies to improve care interactions should also help patients ensure that their needs are met, according to research published ...

Aug 15, 2013
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How well-designed cities keep us healthy

(Medical Xpress)—Ten years ago, the American Journal of Public Health published a special issue, "Built Environment and Health," that launched a new movement exploring how the physical design of our neighborhoods influe ...

Jul 19, 2013
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Economic crisis lowers birth rates, research shows

The economic crisis has put measurable pressure on birthrates in Europe over the last decade. On average, the more the unemployment rose, the greater the decrease in fertility compared to the number of children ...

Jul 10, 2013
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