News tagged with public health interventions
Researchers have identified the dose of dengue virus in human blood that is required to infect mosquitoes when they bite. Mosquitoes are essential for transmitting the virus between people so the findings have important implications ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes May 13, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
A team of scientists from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) has developed a novel method to accurately predict dengue fever outbreaks several weeks before they occur.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Mar 22, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
Seventy-five percent of the world's population consumes nearly twice the daily recommended amount of sodium (salt), according to research presented at the American Heart Association's Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism ...
Cardiology Mar 21, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1 |
A study by researchers at King's College London highlights a link between lifelong exercise and improved brain function in later life.
Health Mar 13, 2013 | 5 / 5 (7) | 4 |
(Medical Xpress)—Low back pain is the highest contributor to disability in the world, according to a pivotal international study released today.
Health Dec 14, 2012 | 5 / 5 (4) | 1 |
(Phys.org)—Mexican-Americans with an ancestral link to Amerindian tribes were found to have higher insulin resistance levels, which is an indication of several chronic conditions such as type 2 diabetes, according to research ...
Health Aug 24, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- A simple, inexpensive method for preventing type 2 diabetes that relies on calling people and educating them on the sort of lifestyle changes they could make to avoid developing the disease ...
Diabetes Jun 18, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Will people eat healthier foods if fresh fruits and vegetables are available in stores near their homes? Will they eat less fast food if restaurants are not in their neighborhoods?
Health Jul 14, 2011 | not rated yet | 0 |
(HealthDay)—Reviews that are funded by industry tend to find the evidence weak for a causal link between sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) and the increasing prevalence of obesity, while other reviews consider ...
Overweight and Obesity May 14, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Emergency admissions for asthma among adults fell by just under five percent in each of the first three years after the ban on smoking in public places was introduced in England, reveals the largest study of its kind, published ...
Health Apr 15, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
The American Heart Association has released new recommendations for policy makers and public health providers to combat heart disease and stroke on a local level.
Cardiology Mar 21, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Homeless people and their health care providers need to know more about traumatic brain injuries to help prevent and treat such injuries, a new study has found.
Health Mar 21, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
New York City's limit of a maximum 16-ounce size of sugar-sweetened drinks for sale in eating establishments is a positive public health move and should be replicated in Canada, argues an editorial in CMAJ (Canadian Medical A ...
Health Dec 17, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
One in six people in England aged over 50 are socially isolated. They have few socially orientated hobbies, little civic or cultural engagement with society, and may have very limited social networks. This was a key finding ...
Health Oct 15, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Government policies that make healthy foods more affordable, improved sidewalk, street and land-use design to encourage physical activity, and bans on public, workplace or residence smoking are among 43 effective public health ...
Cardiology Aug 20, 2012 | not rated yet | 0