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(9 days ago) WHAT: June 12-18 is National Men’s Health Week and experts from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) are available to discuss research findings related to some of the more serious medical challenges that disproportionately affect men—sleep apnea, excess
Health Literacy National Institutes of Health (NIH)
(7 days ago) Health Literacy "Personal health literacy is the degree to which individuals have the ability to find, understand, and use information and services to inform health-related decisions and actions for themselves and others. Organizational health literacy is the degree to which organizations equitably enable individuals to find, understand, and use information and services to inform health
Concepts and definitions of health and health-related
(3 days ago) Health is an aspect interwoven with all other aspects of life, everyday life, working life, family life, and community life. Health is viewed a resource and a total, personal, situation-specific phenomenon. Absence of disease is not enough – the life situation as …
The Meanings of Health and its Promotion
(3 days ago) The Constitution of the World Health Organization, which came into force on April 7, 1948, defined health “as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being.” The writers of the Constitution were clearly aware of the tendency of seeing health as a …
Public Health's Perspective on the Role of BioWatch in the
(5 days ago) Local and state public health agencies sit on the front lines of the BioWatch system. Any autonomous detection system will have to meet the needs of those agencies in order to instill confidence in the results from such a system and to enable public health officials to make the appropriate decisions following declaration of a BioWatch Actionable Result (BAR).
Thyroid hormones are associated with exposure to
(4 days ago) 1. Int J Hyg Environ Health. 2014 Apr-May;217(4-5):473-82. doi: 10.1016/j.ijheh.2013.09.003. Epub 2013 Sep 25. Thyroid hormones are associated with exposure to persistent organic pollutants in aging residents of upper Hudson River communities.
Utilization of PCB-contaminated Hudson River sediment by
(1 days ago) Affiliations 1 Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health, Empire State Plaza, P.O. Box 509, Albany, NY 12201-0509, USA; UNESCO Chair of Ecohydrology and Applied Ecology, Faculty of Biology and Environmental Protection, University of Lodz, Banacha 12/16, 90-237 Lodz, Poland. Electronic address: [email protected]
Antibodies to glutamic acid decarboxylase and P2-C
(Just Now) The possible role of amino acid sequence and epitope homologies between a protein P2-C of Coxsackie virus B4 and human GAD in the development of host-specific immune response in insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) (molecular mimicry) was investigated. Peptide antibodies to the P2-C protein, G …
Clear Health from NIH National Institutes of Health (NIH)
(8 days ago) Clear Health from NIH. Easy, accessible information and more. If you or someone close to you has received a recent diagnosis, or if you are curious because you heard about a disease, disorder, or condition on the news or from friends and want a good place to find the basic information you are looking for, this is a good place to get started.
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Health Databases and Health Database Organizations: Uses
(5 days ago) No one engaged in any part of health care delivery or planning today can fail to sense the immense changes on the horizon, even if the silhouettes of those changes, let alone the details, are in dispute. 11The Clinton administration's proposed Health Security Act (HSA, 1993) gives appreciable attention to information systems and related matters.
Investigating Health Disparities National Institutes of
(7 days ago) Health disparities are preventable differences in health status and outcomes that adversely affect certain populations. Research on health disparities examines the influence of environment, social determinants, and other underlying mechanisms leading to differences in health outcomes.
Health and wellness
(3 days ago) Health and wellness are terms that are often interchanged, but their origins and meanings are different . As established by the World Health Organization (WHO) in the 1940s, health is referred to as, “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity .”
Indoor Air Quality and Health
(3 days ago) For many people, the health risks from exposure to indoor air pollution may be greater than those related to outdoor pollution. In particular, poor indoor air quality can be harmful to vulnerable groups such as children, young adults, the elderly, or those suffering chronic respiratory and/or cardiovascular diseases.
Public health impact of plastics: An overview
(3 days ago) Research based on plastics proves their injurious nature towards human health in many direct or indirect ways. Phthalates or phthalate esters are esters of phthalic acid mainly used as plasticizers (substances added to plastics to increase their flexibility) in Poly Vinyl Chloride (PVC). PVC is a widely used material, including extensive use in
Health Benefits of Probiotics: A Review
(3 days ago) These health properties are strain specific and are impacted by the various mechanisms mentioned above. While some of the health benefits are well documented others require additional studies in order to be established. In fact, there is substantial evidence to support probiotic use in the treatment of acute diarrhoeal diseases, prevention of
Soy and Health Update: Evaluation of the Clinical and
(3 days ago) The health effects of soyfoods have been rigorously investigated for more than 25 years. More than 2000 soy-related peer-reviewed articles are published annually. Much of this research has been conducted because independent of its nutrient content there is evidence that soy exerts a variety of health benefits, especially related to the
Health, Health Care, and Quality of Care
(5 days ago) Health Care Expenditures. The dominant health policy issue of the past 15 years has been the upward spiral of health care expenditures, both in the nation as a whole and in the Medicare program. In 1965, national health care expenditures were $41.9 billion, or 5.9 percent of the U.S. Gross National Product (GNP).
Obesity, Health at Every Size, and Public Health Policy
(3 days ago) Furthermore, a public health approach in which obese individuals are viewed as unhealthy burdens on the health care system and individually responsible for their weight may promote weight stigma.26 This stigma may produce ill health through direct stress-induced neuroendocrine pathways or adverse coping mechanisms.26 Weight bias is highly
Summary of the Public Health System in the United States
(5 days ago) This section summarizes the organization of health agencies, the range of activities carried out by them, and their use and allocation of resources at the federal, state, and local levels. When possible, the range of activities of health agencies are categorized by the functions of public health as outlined in Chapter 2: assessment, policy development and leadership, and …
Health risks from radiofrequency radiation, including 5G
(3 days ago) Evaluation of health risks in Switzerland. Several Swiss citizens have brought to our attention that Associate Professor Martin Röösli is the chair of two important government expert groups in Switzerland (directeur), despite possible COIs and a history of misrepresentation of science (22,23).These groups are Beratende Expertengruppe NIS (BERENIS; the Swiss …
The Health Care Delivery System
(5 days ago) This chapter addresses the issues of access, managing chronic disease, neglected health care services (i.e., clinical preventive services, oral, and mental health care and substance abuse services), and the capacity of the health care delivery system to better serve the population in terms of cultural competence, quality, the workforce, financing, information technology, and …
Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
(3 days ago) A number of integrative health organizations encourage members to model healthy lifestyle behaviors, including the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine 40 and the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. 41 Among some integrative health educational institutions, a culture of wellness exists, where healthy food choices are readily
Mindfulness for Your Health NIH News in Health
(Just Now) Health Benefits of Mindfulness. Studies suggest that focusing on the present can have a positive impact on health and well-being. Mindfulness-based treatments have been shown to reduce anxiety and depression. There’s also evidence that mindfulness can lower blood pressure and improve sleep. It may even help people cope with pain.
New, highly innovative NIH research awards to address
(6 days ago) A health disparity is a negative health outcome that affects disadvantaged populations like racial and ethnic minority populations, socioeconomic disadvantaged groups, underserved rural populations, and sexual and gender minorities.
Chocolate Health Claims NIH News in Health
(Just Now) This sparked interest in the health properties of cocoa beans. Today, researchers are studying whether concentrated doses of cocoa flavanols can improve health. Thousands of participants are involved in studies of how cocoa supplements affect everything from eye disease to heart health, cancer risk, and cognitive Related to the ability to think
Health, health promotion, and homelessness
(3 days ago) Health and housing. At one level, the health condition of homeless people is a product of housing policy. 3 Over the past two decades in Britain, the shift from subsidised public renting to subsidised owner occupation has reduced the social role of housing and has pushed health issues down the housing agenda. Furthermore, evidence suggests that people with health …
Social Media and Health Care Professionals: Benefits
(3 days ago) Health care organizations, including hospitals, health systems, professional societies, pharmaceutical companies, patient advocacy groups, and pharmacy benefit companies, are using social media for many purposes. 6, 7 Uses include communicating with the community and patients; enhancing organizational visibility; marketing products and services
Types of intervention and their development
(5 days ago) This book is about the evaluation of the effectiveness of health-related interventions. We use the term ‘intervention’ to apply to any activity undertaken with the objective of improving human health by preventing disease, by curing or reducing the severity or duration of an existing disease, or by restoring function lost through disease or injury.
What is e-health
(3 days ago) e-health is an emerging field in the intersection of medical informatics, public health and business, referring to health services and information delivered or enhanced through the Internet and related technologies. In a broader sense, the term characterizes not only a technical development, but also a state-of-mind, a way of thinking, an
Public Health and Medical Care Systems
(5 days ago) One explanation for the health disadvantage of the United States relative to other high-income countries might be deficiencies in health services. Although the United States is renowned for its leadership in biomedical research, its cutting-edge medical technology, and its hospitals and specialists, problems with ensuring Americans’ access to the system and providing quality …
The State of Health Disparities in the United States
(5 days ago) HEALTH DISPARITIES. For the purposes of this report, health disparities are differences that exist among specific population groups in the United States in the attainment of full health potential that can be measured by differences in incidence, prevalence, mortality, burden of disease, and other adverse health conditions ().While the term disparities is often …
Today’s Health Problems and Health Education
(3 days ago) Health education and health educators will be expected to contribute to the reduction of the negative impact of such major health problems as heart disease, cancer, dental disease, mental illness and other neurological disturbances, obesity, accidents, and the adjustments necessary to a productive old age.
Brain activity patterns after trauma may predict long-term
(8 days ago) About the National Institutes of Health (NIH): NIH, the nation's medical research agency, includes 27 Institutes and Centers and is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NIH is the primary federal agency conducting and supporting basic, clinical, and translational medical research, and is investigating the causes
Air Pollution and Your Health
(Just Now) Air pollution is a familiar environmental health hazard. We know what we’re looking at when brown haze settles over a city, exhaust billows across a busy highway, or a plume rises from a smokestack. Some air pollution is not seen, but its pungent smell alerts you.
Health care-associated infections – an overview
(3 days ago) Background. Health care-associated infections (HCAIs) are those infections that patients acquire while receiving health care. 1 The term HCAIs initially referred to those infections linked with admission to an acute-care hospital (earlier called nosocomial infections), but the term now includes infections developed in various settings where patients obtain health care (eg, …
Mental Health: Molding a Link to Depression
(3 days ago) The heightened depression risk also correlated to respondents’ perceptions that a damp, moldy environment cannot be controlled, as well as to documented physical health problems linked to mold exposure. “If you are sick from mold and feel you can’t get rid of it, it may affect your mental health,” says Shenassa, who is undertaking
Health Promotion: An Effective Tool for Global Health
(3 days ago) Health promotion is very relevant today. There is a global acceptance that health and social wellbeing are determined by many factors outside the health system which include socioeconomic conditions, patterns of consumption associated with food and communication, demographic patterns, learning environments, family patterns, the cultural and social fabric of …
Health Problems of Homeless People
(5 days ago) Health Problems That Result from Being Homeless. Homelessness increases the risk of developing health problems such as diseases of the extremities and skin disorders; it increases the possibility of trauma, especially as a result of physical assault or rape (Kelly, 1985). 2 It can also turn a relatively minor health problem into a serious illness, as can be seen by the case …
The Governmental Public Health Infrastructure
(5 days ago) Responding to Disarray. The Future of Public Health provided the public health community with a common language and a focus for reform, and progress has been made. In Washington, Illinois, and Michigan, for example, revisions of the state public health codes resulted in the inclusion of mandatory provisions for funding and the distribution of services to all communities “no matter …
Health Care Services for Homeless People
(5 days ago) To the extent that homeless people have been able to obtain needed health care services, they have relied on emergency rooms, clinics, hospitals, and other facilities that serve the poor. Indigent people (with or without a home) experience many obstacles in obtaining health care. For homeless people there are additional barriers. Recognition of the special health care needs of …
Education Improves Public Health and Promotes Health Equity
(3 days ago) First, health is a prerequisite for education: hungry children or children who cannot hear well, or who have chronic toothaches, eg, are hindered in their learning. 5 Second, education about health (ie, health education) occurs within schools and in many public health interventions; it is a central tool of public health. 6 Third, physical
United States Health Care Reform Progress to Date and Next
(3 days ago) Health care costs affect the economy, the federal budget, and virtually every American family’s financial well-being. Health insurance enables children to excel at school, adults to work more productively, and Americans of all ages to live longer, healthier lives.