Conclusions:E-mentalhealth research is increasing globally. Australia continues to be an international leader in this field. Depression, anxiety and panic disorder remain the disorders most targeted. Whilst the scientific evidence supporting e-mental health programs is growing, a substantial lack of high-quality empirical support was evident across the field, particularly for mobile applications and bipolar and social anxiety
We fully understand where this skepticism is coming from because we’ve encountered it so many times in the past four decades. That’s how long social marketing has been around when it was first introduced by Professor Philip Kotler of Northwestern University in 1971.
This article summarizes the phenomenon of cancer overdiagnosis—the diagnosis of a “cancer” that would otherwise not go on to cause symptoms or death. We describe the two prerequisites for cancer overdiagnosis to occur: the existence of a silent disease reservoir and activities leading to its detection (particularly cancer screening). We estimated the magnitude of overdiagnosis from randomized trials: about 25% of mammographically detected breast cancers, 50% of chest x-ray and/or sputum-detected lung cancers, and 60% of prostate-specific antigen–detected prostate cancers.
Last year 19 US states adopted new legislation restricting access to abortion services, finds an analysis by the Guttmacher Institute, an independent non-profit organization that focuses on sexual and reproductive health policy.1
All told, in 2012 states passed 43 provisions restricting access to abortion. The number was second only to the record breaking total of 92 passed in 2011.
Most of the provisions sought to limit the gestational age at which abortions are allowed, to block coverage of abortion services through the state health insurance exchanges established …
We report the social marketing strategies used for the design, recruitment and retention of participants in a community-based physical activity (PA) intervention, Madres para la Salud (Mothers for Health). The study example used to illustrate the use of social marketing is a 48-week prescribed walking program, Madres para la Salud (Mothers for Health), which tests a social support intervention to explore the effectiveness of a culturally specific program using ‘bouts’ of PA to effect the changes in body fat, fat tissue inflammation and postpartum depression symptoms in sedentary Hispanic women.
The "fiscal cliff" could mean cutbacks and layoffs in fields like medical research. One professor is already suffering a 10 percent cut as the National Institute of Health prepares for the possibility of "fiscal cliff" budget cuts.
The beneficial effect of physical activity for the prevention of a range of chronic diseases is widely acknowledged. These conditions are most prevalent in low-income groups where physical activity levels are consistently lower.
EU Tobacco Control 2.0 European Voice The preparation of the proposal – as epitomised by the enforced resignation of John Dalli as European commissioner for health and consumer policy – has been highly convoluted, lobbying-intensive and, at times,...
Evidence for Health: From Patient Choice to Global Policy is a practical guide to evidence-informed decision-making. It provides health practitioners and policy-makers with a broad overview of how to improve health and reduce health inequities, as well as the tools needed to make informed decisions that will have a positive influence on health. Chapters address questions such as: What are the major threats to health? What are the causes of poor health? What works to improve health? How do we know that it works? What are the barriers to implementation?
Being sedentary is a way of life for many health professionals who have been in practice, as is true for those in many other professions. Meetings, grand rounds, charting, dictation, outpatient interaction, classroom teaching, and medical conferences result in hours with little movement and much less moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) at the level recommended by the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans.
The systematic review by Katharine Herbert and colleagues (May 26, p 1975)1 draws important attention to how female inmates in the American prison system are significantly more likely to be overweight and obese than are their peers in the general population. Prisons have provided opportunities for improving health care for some of the most vulnerable citizens in the USA (eg, free HIV screening and treatment); however, the increase in obesity and the harms associated with it are ignored.