News tagged with social medicine
As health services strive to improve quality and reduce costs, researchers study the benefits – and the pitfalls – of 'pay for performance' in hospitals.
Health May 23, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—New research from the Children of the 90s study at the University of Bristol shows that girls whose fathers were absent during the first five years of life were more likely to develop depressive ...
Psychology & Psychiatry May 15, 2013 | 2 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) have found that the race and sex of study personnel can influence a patient's decision on whether or not to participate in clinical research.
Health May 17, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) have found that incorporating a peer-referral program for HIV testing into emergency departments can reach new groups of high-risk patients and brings more patients into the ...
HIV & AIDS May 17, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
For young women in high school, the risk of childbearing may depend on the prevalence of obesity in their schools, according to sociologists, who found that as the prevalence of obesity rises in a school, so do the odds of ...
Overweight and Obesity May 09, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
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 |
A Loyola study of high school students provides new evidence that a person's circle of friends may influence his or her weight.
Health Jul 09, 2012 | 4.3 / 5 (4) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Using Twitter can help you achieve a healthy weight. A study by researchers at the University of South Carolina's Arnold School of Public Health has found that using Twitter, the popular information network ...
Health Jan 14, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
It is widely accepted that medical insurance helps older adults with chronic health problems to receive better care. But what about young adults between the ages of 18 and 25, a demographic that also tends to have the lowest ...
Pediatrics Apr 22, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
Sexually transmitted infection (STI) prevention messages delivered by Facebook can be effective in promoting condom use among young adults in the short term, a new study has found. Few students and young adults receive comprehensive ...
Health Oct 09, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Children and adolescents who watch a lot of television are more likely to manifest antisocial and criminal behaviour when they become adults, according to a new University of Otago, New Zealand, study published online in ...
Pediatrics Feb 18, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
A new study provides the best evidence to date that higher levels of income inequality in the United States actually lead to more deaths in the country over a period of years.
Health May 08, 2012 | 1 / 5 (1) | 1
(Medical Xpress) -- Survivors of Hurricane Katrina have struggled with poor mental health for years after the storm, according to a new study of low-income mothers in the New Orleans area.
Psychology & Psychiatry Jan 25, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
In low-income, minority communities, tight-knit social connections -- with family members, friends, and neighbors -- can lead people to eat healthy and be physically active, but in some cases it may actually be an obstacle ...
Health Apr 11, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
As the use of Twitter and other social media by physicians and patients rises, more and more physicians seem to forget to do what many consider crucial for building doctor-patient trust: disclose potential conflicts of interest. ...
Other Nov 12, 2012 | 3 / 5 (1) | 0