News tagged with population health

Taxing unhealthy food spurs people to buy less

Labeling foods and beverages as less-healthy and taxing them motivates people to make healthier choices, finds a recent study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. When faced with a 30 percent tax on ...

Jun 19, 2013
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BPA linked to obesity risk in puberty-age girls

Girls between 9 and 12 years of age with higher-than-average levels of bisphenol-A (BPA) in their urine had double the risk of being obese than girls with lower levels of BPA, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published ...

Jun 12, 2013
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Nurses help fight child poverty in Scotland

A project in Scotland to tackle child poverty led to more than £2.2 million in financial gains over 15 months and other positive outcomes for families, including improved child care and housing.

Jun 12, 2013
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Cost-effective: Universal HIV testing in India

In India most people who are HIV positive don't know it, yet testing and treatment are relatively cheap and available. It would therefore meet international standards of cost-effectiveness—and save millions of lives for ...

Jun 10, 2013
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Few physicians meeting meaningful use in early 2012

(HealthDay)—In early 2012, few physicians met meaningful use criteria, and using electronic health records (EHRs) for patient panel management was difficult, according to research published in the June ...

Jun 06, 2013
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Gender disparity in China

Researchers from USC, Peking University, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and a team of international partner institutions released on May 30 the first major report from a massive survey of Chinese adults ...

Jun 03, 2013
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