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Health informatics

Using Google Street View to analyze food retail in the Bronx

Cities like New York have implemented varied supermarket incentive programs, from low-cost financing to zoning bonuses, to increase access to healthy food and reduce diet-related chronic diseases in underserved communities. ...

Pediatrics

Assessing efforts to lower maternal and child mortality in Togo

Over the past decade, rates of maternal and child morbidity and mortality in Togo have remained high despite global progress. Child mortality among children under five years old in the West African nation is attributed to ...

Health

Designing a diet app with a human-centered approach

Mobile health apps for managing chronic diseases and for overall health and wellness are increasing in popularity. These apps have the potential to guide behavior change through education, diet and activity tracking, and ...

Cardiology

Exploring the role of insulin in heart disease among men

Men have shorter life expectancy than women, in part due to the higher rates of heart disease among men. To address this disparity, heart disease is now being considered with the well-established evolutionary biology theory ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Exploring the dietary drivers of asthma

Asthma is a relatively common condition which is not completely understood and remains difficult to comprehensively prevent and treat.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

What is the ideal age to have a child?

Despite increases in age at first birth over the past several decades in the United States, there is little research into how individuals conceptualize the ideal age to have a child.

Health

Study suggests many perceive pregnancy as predetermined

In the attempt to gauge need for contraception or reproductive health services, researchers and clinicians often query women about pregnancy intentions, to determine if a pregnancy is wanted (or, in retrospect, was wanted ...

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