/Tag: health

Children eligible for healthy eating schemes falls 20%

The number of children eligible for a government healthy eating initiative has fallen by 20 per cent over three years, despite child poverty rising across the UK and a mounting child obesity crisis, official figures show. This comes as budgets for providing fruit and vegetables and healthy eating initiatives to poorer families have been slashed by a quarter in three years under Conservative-led

2019-07-03T05:55:39-05:00Tags: |

‘Well’ Explores The Social And Political Underpinnings Of Health

The typical American conversation about health focuses on personal choice as a key driver — the foods we choose to eat, the number of steps we log each day, the doctors we visit and the medicines we take. But epidemiologist Sandro Galea says that way of thinking is the wrong way. In his new book,

2019-07-03T05:49:49-05:00Tags: |

Transforming Care Delivery to Improve Rural Health

Sixty million Americans—roughly 20% of the population—live in rural areas, according to U.S. census data, but only 11% of physicians and 16% of nurses practice in rural areas. Mortality rates are higher in rural America, too. Delays in emergency care due to transportation time to remote hospital emergency departments can often mean the difference between

2019-06-30T12:50:51-05:00Tags: |

A New Platform to Improve Health Care in Senegal

Beginning in June, Senegal’s Agency for Universal Health launched (SunuCMU), a website that the agency hopes will streamline health care in the country. The website is a part of the Minister of State Mohammad Abdallah Dionne’s plan for digitalization. He aims to make Senegal’s health care system effective and sustainable. Using SunuCMU, Senegal hopes

2019-06-29T07:27:57-05:00Tags: |

Lifting Haiti’s Poor One Nutritional Shaved Iced Cone at a Time

The World Poverty Clock records more than 597 million of the world’s population living in extreme poverty. The UN’s top Sustainable Development Goal, SDG1 is “Ending Extreme Poverty”. And one social enterprise is shifting the paradigm of poverty reduction, offering the poor a self-help business model. The Portsmouth, NH based nonprofit organization Social Ventures Foundation

2019-06-23T07:49:01-05:00Tags: |

Does Medicine Really Expire?

Ever since 1979, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has required that pharmaceutical companies put expiration dates on prescription and over-the-counter medicines. That doesn't mean your bottle of ibuprofen will go bad in the same way as, say, an expired carton of milk. The date that you see printed on a pill bottle is

2019-06-18T02:51:48-05:00Tags: |

Researchers uncover indoor pollution hazards

When most people think about air pollution, they think of summertime haze, traffic or smokestack exhaust, wintertime inversions, or wildfire smoke. They rarely think of the air that they breathe inside their own homes. In a new study of indoor air quality, a team of WSU researchers has found surprisingly high levels of pollutants, including

Some supplements are linked to severe health events

Consumption of dietary supplements sold for weight loss, muscle building, and energy was associated with increased risk for severe medical events in children and young adults compared with consumption of vitamins, according to new research led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The study, published today in the Journal of Adolescent Health, found

2019-06-10T19:04:57-05:00Tags: |

Early-life challenges affect how children focus, face the day

Adversity early in life tends to affect a child's executive function skills -- their ability to focus, for example, or organize tasks. Experiences such as poverty, residential instability, or parental divorce or substance abuse, also can lead to changes in a child's brain chemistry, muting the effects of stress hormones. These hormones rise to help

2019-06-05T20:01:47-05:00Tags: |

Health Care Benefits of Combining Wearables and AI

In southeast England, patients discharged from a group of hospitals serving 500,000 people are being fitted with a Wi-Fi-enabled armband that remotely monitors vital signs such as respiratory rate, oxygen levels, pulse, blood pressure, and body temperature. Under a National Health Service pilot program that now incorporates artificial intelligence to analyze all that patient data

2019-06-05T02:32:03-05:00Tags: |