Although kids can typically adjust their energy intake by regulating their food, Temple University public health professor Jennifer Fisher says, their surroundings and options may change that equation for kids in the same way that it does in adult
As rising incomes in developing countries lead to more cars, traffic congestion, and air and noise pollution, perhaps it is time to learn about the wisdom of promoting walking and cycling as part of urban development and transport infrastructure initiatives, as well as of health promotion and disease prevention programs. Supporting pedestrian-and bike-friendly policies, programs, and investments in cities of developed and developing countries alike would not only reduce traffic congestion and pollution, but also improve the health of the population at different age groups. These approaches would bring together different sectors and disciplines, involve local communities, and help improve access to services, jobs, and education for disadvantaged groups. The net result would be a more pleasant and healthy life for all citizens.
The National Prevention and Health Promotion Strategy is a comprehensive plan that will help increase the number of Americans who are healthy at every stage of life. Created by the National Prevention, Health Promotion, and Public Health Council in consultation with the public and an Advisory Group of outside experts, the Strategy recognizes that good health comes not just from receiving quality medical care but from stopping disease before it starts. Good health also comes from clean air and water, safe outdoor spaces for physical activity, safe worksites, healthy foods, violence-free environments and healthy homes. Prevention should be woven into all aspects of our lives, including where and how we live, learn, work and play. Everyone—businesses, educators, health care institutions, government, communities and every single American—has a role in creating a healthier nation.
Does your general practitioner know whether you’re a runner or a Zumba junkie? If your answer is no, your doc’s probably sedentary, according to a new study. Healthcare providers who are physically active are more likely to talk to their patients about exercising, finds recent research presented at a conference hosted by the American Heart Association a couple of weeks ago.
In January 2013, PatientView published ‘The Corporate Reputation of Pharma—the Patient Perspective', based on the opinions of 600 patient groups worldwide. PatientView is now releasing four reports on the performance of major pharma companies in Germany, Italy, UK and USA.
Surprisingly, the corporate reputation of pharma, and the rankings of each of the pharma companies, varies significantly between the four countries.
In 2012, 40% of 600 respondent patient groups believed that the corporate reputation of pharma had declined worldwide. However, patient groups' attitude to pharma varies significantly across the four countries analysed.
Pharma in the USA stands out as worst among the four countries:
63% of respondent US patient groups believe that the corporate reputation of the pharma industry declined in 201240% of respondent UK patient groups believe that the corporate reputation of the pharma industry declined in 201237% of respondent Italian patient groups believe that the corporate reputation of the pharma industry declined in 201233% of respondent German patient groups believe that the corporate reputation of the pharma industry declined in 2012
Top pharma performers for 2012
Companies ranking top for corporate reputation in the different countries: Germany: JanssenItaly: PfizerUK: PfizerUSA: Bayer
The government may have hoped new health service regulations on competition could be quietly ushered in, but healthcare professionals and more than 250,000 patients have called for their withdrawal, says Bob Hudson...
Let’s focus on an example, if I pay 64 cents for a cigarette, and believe the pleasure I get from smoking it outweighs the price, then I might choose to smoke it, ignoring other factors such as advertising or addiction. But there are more than non-financial costs at play here such as the health costs that may occur as a result of smoking. However, cigarette manufacturers don’t pay for any of the non-financial costs, so there is no need for them to raise prices to cover a financial (a.k.a. health) burden. The smoker, or the health system, will pick up these health and other non-financial costs.
AbstractObjective To assess the effect of second generation, home based telehealth on health related quality of life, anxiety, and depressive symptoms over 12 months in patients with long term conditions.
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