Climate change poses serious threats to human health and well-being. It exacerbates existing health inequities, impacts on the social determinants of health and disproportionately affects vulnerable populations.
Asian clinical medical students may be more likely than white students to be perceived stereotypically and negatively, which may reduce their learning by jeopardising their relationships with teachers. The existence of a negative stereotype about their group also raises the possibility that underperformance of medical students from ethnic minorities may be partly due to stereotype threat.
L’omogeneizzazione del gusto e dei consumi su scala globale si è estesa a interessare aree del Mediterraneo che hanno potuto godere a lungo di una particolare protezione nei confronti dell’eccesso ponderale e delle malattie croniche-degenerative derivante da stili di vita selezionati nell’arco dei secoli.
Low-income communities have increased risks for many adverse health conditions because of environmental factors and existing social determinants of health. These social determinants often lead to unhealthy life circumstances and ineffective coping behaviors.
AbstractObjective To compare the prognosis in women with interval breast cancer (cancer detected after a normal screening mammogram and before the next scheduled mammogram) with breast cancer detected among women not yet invited to mammography...
It all comes down to numbers right? I was told something very early on in my career “You can’t manage what you don’t measure”. When it comes to social selling, sales executives want to see the benefits of leveraging social intelligence during the sales cycle.
Irish TimesCharity no substitute for action on inequalityIrish TimesWhy do we respond so often (and so generously at the individual level, at times) to economic inequalities by offering charity even though it is ineffectual?
This paper provides an overview of five key internationally recognized health promotion frameworks and assesses their consideration of gender. This analysis was conducted as part of the Promoting Health in Women project, a Canadian initiative focused on generating a framework for effective health promotion for women.
Participating in mammography screening may contribute to a postponed reaction to breast cancer symptoms, although most women acted rapidly when detecting a palpable breast lesion. Furthermore, screening participation does not necessarily increase awareness of breast cancer symptoms.
Research utilizing mobile devices is gaining in popularity, and this study suggests that this platform is an effective means for influencing physical activity behavior. Our focus must be on the best possible use of these tools to measure and understand behavior. Therefore, theoretically grounded behavior change interventions that recognize and act on the potential of smartphone technology could provide investigators with an effective tool for increasing physical activity.
There has long been debate around the definition of the field of education, research and practice known as global health. In this article we step back from attempts at definition and instead ask what current definitions tell us about the evolution of the field, identifying gaps and points of debate and using these to inform discussions of how global health might be taught.
The World Health Organization estimates that 50% of the 30 million HIV infections worldwide occurred in young people between the ages of 15 and 24 years. In the United States, national statistics estimate that almost 40% of new HIV cases occur in youth ages 13-29 (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2011).
I tempi stringono. Entro martedì 27 novembre il Governo dovrà decidere se ricorrere o meno contro la sentenza di primo grado della Corte europea dei diritti dell’uomo che lo scorso agosto aveva bocciato la legge 40 perché lesiva del diritto al rispetto della vita privata e familiare laddove vieta a una coppia fertile, ma portatrice di una malattia genetica, in questo caso di fibrosi cistica, di accedere alla diagnosi preimpianto degli embrioni.
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