News tagged with public health system
The higher the percentage of people in a city, town or neighborhood with Facebook interests suggesting a healthy, active lifestyle, the lower that area's obesity rate. At the same time, areas with a large percentage of Facebook ...
Overweight and Obesity Apr 24, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
"Aiden, look!" piped NAO, a two-foot tall humanoid robot, as it pointed to a flat-panel display on a far wall. As the cartoon dog Scooby Doo flashed on the screen, Aiden, a young boy with an unruly thatch ...
Autism spectrum disorders Mar 20, 2013 | 3.7 / 5 (3) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Hypnosis has begun to attract renewed interest from neuroscientists interested in using hypnotic suggestion to test predictions about normal cognitive functioning.
Neuroscience Feb 21, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 1 |
(HealthDay)—The standard vaccine schedule for young children in the United States is safe and effective, a new review says.
Medications Jan 16, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
When it comes to stopping illness, social media posts and tweets may be just what the doctor ordered.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Nov 27, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
A study estimating the death rate from heart and circulatory disease in each electoral ward in England has found that despite considerable improvements since the 1980s, the difference between the wealthiest and poorest communities ...
Cardiology Nov 04, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Smoking, the leading preventable cause of mortality in the United States, continues to disproportionately impact lower income members of racial and ethnic minority groups.
Health Mar 15, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Scientists have developed a global media surveillance system that enables them to look for, and systematically monitor, up-to-the-minute public concerns and rumors about vaccines originating from 144 countries.
Medications May 12, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—In the wake of the Dec. 14 tragic shooting in Newtown, Conn., the American College of Physicians (ACP) has pledged to play a part in ending recurring firearm-related deaths and injuries, according ...
Health Dec 21, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1
(Medical Xpress)—A new study out of Washington University in St. Louis is one of the first to use technology to effectively measure the use of built environments—parks, greenways, trails and other man-made ...
Health Dec 18, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—An outbreak of fungal meningitis recently resulted in one of the worst public health disasters in recent U.S. history. Thirty-two people died and more than 400 became ill after the New ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Dec 11, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
People with private health insurance are nine times more likely than those without to have bariatric weight-loss surgery, a new study has found.
Overweight and Obesity Dec 10, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
The legacy of the 9/11 attacks in 2001 goes beyond the resultant war on terror and continued fighting in Afghanistan to include lies about public health threats at the time, ongoing health problems today, ...
Health Sep 11, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Despite nearly three decades of conflict, Sri Lanka has succeeded in reducing malaria cases by 99.9 percent since 1999 and is on track to eliminate the disease entirely by 2014.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Aug 30, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Despite the increasing awareness of the problem of obesity in the United States, most Americans don't know whether they are gaining or losing weight, according to new research from the Institute for Health ...
Overweight and Obesity Aug 01, 2012 | not rated yet | 0