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How do countries keep the whole community healthy? I don't mean providing doctors and hospitals but making sure people eat properly, exercise enough, get immunised and look after themselves well. Let's look at how different countries cope.
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Blueberries And Strawberries Reduce Heart Attack Risk

Blueberries And Strawberries Reduce Heart Attack Risk | Keeping people healthy | Scoop.it
Eating three or more servings of blueberries and strawberries per week may help women reduce their risk of a heart attack by as much as one-third, report researchers.

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Berries are awesome- all that blissful flavour and they're preventing me having a heart attack! I have a serve at least 5 times/week with a little Greek yoghurt. :P
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Is 'Slow And Steady' Exercise Better For Health?

Is 'Slow And Steady' Exercise Better For Health? | Keeping people healthy | Scoop.it
By Annie Hauser (Is 'Slow And Steady' Exercise Better For Health? http://t.co/Fdph9EknMx #health #exercise #workout #slowandsteady)
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It's always wise to consider your current fitness and level of wellness re chronic conditions before you embark on ANY exercise program.

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7 Most Common Eye Injuries and How To Treat Them

7 Most Common Eye Injuries and How To Treat Them | Keeping people healthy | Scoop.it
A comprehensive guide to handling common eye injuries, including scratches, bleeding, swelling and more. (Do you know how to handle common eye injuries?
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Eyes are precious, quite delicate and easily injured. You wouldn't want to put something dangerous into an eye because you thought it might help!  Learn the right things to do!

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‘Let’s Talk’ campaign a boost for mental health and Bell

‘Let’s Talk’ campaign a boost for mental health and Bell | Keeping people healthy | Scoop.it
Not only did it raise $4.8-million in donations but the telecom company reaped a marketing bonanza from the charitable effort (As the ROB's #1 competitor, and CAMH fan, I'd stand by this: http://t.co/tIwhZkZEYy...
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Gun Violence Is Public Health Crisis in Chicago | PBS NewsHour | Feb. 22, 2013

Gun Violence Is Public Health Crisis in Chicago | PBS NewsHour | Feb. 22, 2013 | Keeping people healthy | Scoop.it
So far in the first two months of this year, gun deaths in Chicago have already outpaced last year's explosive rate.
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How many times have you heard of someone successfully using a gun to prevent a criminal from attacking a family member or stealing from them? Put this against the number of innocents killed in random attacks and drive-by shootings. Why would you let people have guns in their homes?

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Belly Fat May Raise Odds of Early Death for Thin Heart Patients

Belly Fat May Raise Odds of Early Death for Thin Heart Patients | Keeping people healthy | Scoop.it
Larger waist size dangerous even when weight is normal, study says (RT @AHAOregon: Belly Fat May Raise Odds of Early Death for Thin Heart Patients: http://t.co/MnQ4FBXEBw)...
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My waist says I am one of these people - but fat doesn't come off in one spot, only all over! What should we do or eat in order to cut down our fat compartments without destroying good muscles?

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Prevention of Breast Cancer: An Urgent Priority - Huffington Post (blog)

Prevention of Breast Cancer: An Urgent Priority - Huffington Post (blog) | Keeping people healthy | Scoop.it
Prevention of Breast Cancer: An Urgent Priority
Huffington Post (blog)
12 that calls for strategies aimed at prevention of this disease.
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How Exactly Does Alcohol Protect Your Heart? - High Cholesterol Center - Everyday Health

How Exactly Does Alcohol Protect Your Heart? - High Cholesterol Center - Everyday Health | Keeping people healthy | Scoop.it
Much of alcohols benefit to heart health has to do with how it increases HDL good cholesterol levels. It does so at a level thats comparable to an aerobic workout. Find out what and how much to sip on.
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White House moves to make federally funded research open to the public

Agency leaders are told to develop rules for releasing research after it is published in journals.
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Social Media Will Study Emotional Distress | HealthWorks Collective

Social Media Will Study Emotional Distress | HealthWorks Collective | Keeping people healthy | Scoop.it
Facebook has joined forces with Save.org, a nonprofit devoted to suicide prevention, to study the activity of users on Facebook who committed suicide.

Via Marie Ennis-O'Connor
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Anything that might prevent a few suicides is worth trying. It depends if people are trying to reach out at the time or are keeping their ideas to themselves.

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Current status and future prospects of epidemiology and public health training and research in the WHO African region

Current status and future prospects of epidemiology and public health training and research in the WHO African region http://t.co/DDdHR0iI
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Lettre de Chine - Dernières informations

Lettre de Chine - Dernières informations | Keeping people healthy | Scoop.it
RT @Chinanewsletter: New public #health standards in #China http://t.co/GZfgXdy5
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Farming versus public heath; food and farming interests ‘more important’ than public health during 1996 Scotland E. coli outbreak

Farming versus public heath; food and farming interests ‘more important’ than public health during 1996 Scotland E. coli outbreak | Keeping people healthy | Scoop.it
In November 1996, over 400 fell ill and 21 were killed in Scotland by E. coli O157:H7 found in deli meats produced by family butchers John Barr & Son.
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to investigate Los Angeles ... - 89.3 KPCC

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to investigate Los Angeles ... - 89.3 KPCC | Keeping people healthy | Scoop.it
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to investigate Los Angeles tuberculosis outbreak. AP | February 22nd, 2013, 7:32am.
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It's vital to detect new TB and make sure all diagnosed take their full course of medication. TB is not a "dead" disease.

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Benefits Of Kids Exercise Rock

Benefits Of Kids Exercise Rock | Keeping people healthy | Scoop.it
Benefits of kids exercise rock! http://t.co/5M5Yx0URP5 #kids #exercise
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Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us | TIME.com

Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us | TIME.com | Keeping people healthy | Scoop.it
How outrageous pricing and egregious profits are destroying our health care ("When we debate health care policy, we seem to jump right to the issue of who should pay the bills, blowing past ...
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Let's lobby for health dollars to be used for the most needy people and the most threatening problems before those dollars are diverted to orthodontic work on rich 70-year-olds! They don't need it, but millions of others do!

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Climate Change Impacts Will Threaten Economy, Public Health | Sustainable Products and Practices

Climate Change Impacts Will Threaten Economy, Public Health | Sustainable Products and Practices | Keeping people healthy | Scoop.it
[caption id=attachment_7228 align=alignleft width=400] View looking west along the New Jersey shore.
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Climate change is not just an abstract concept for scientists to argue over; it may affect your health in major ways. What if corn would no longer grow in Mexico? Fir trees in Canada? 

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What kills college students?Preventive Medicine - New York Journal of Style and Medicine

What kills #college students? http://t.co/z8GEnQ1dXV Undergraduate Lecture Project #Prevention
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Not a penny for tobacco prevention

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Not a penny for tobacco prevention
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When Oregon's share of TMSA dollars reached Oregon in 2003, polls showed that 85 percent of Oregonians supported spending those funds on tobacco prevention and cessation.
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Not good- what happened here?

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Health IT Use Lags in Infection Prevention Efforts - Medscape

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The lack of awareness and engagement could amount to "missed opportunities" to improve infectious disease reporting efficiency and promote disease prevention, according to Brian E.
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Reviewing the Utilization of New Media in Sexual Health Promotion

Reviewing the Utilization of New Media in Sexual Health Promotion | Keeping people healthy | Scoop.it
Google Hangouts are increasingly becoming a communications channel for groups to present conversations with people in disparate locations to a wide audience. So it was exciting to be sitting front ...
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Scientists strive to make global disease data more useful - SciDev.Net

Scientists strive to make global disease data more useful - SciDev.Net | Keeping people healthy | Scoop.it
Methodological issues are plaguing efforts to make the Global Burden of Disease study more meaningful and useful for developing countries. (RT @bencapistrant: Can the Global Burden of Disease data be more user friendly, easier to employ?
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Could Our Attitude Prevent Heart Disease? | Care2 Healthy Living

Could Our Attitude Prevent Heart Disease? | Care2 Healthy Living | Keeping people healthy | Scoop.it
The adage, “Don't worry, be happy,” suddenly has a lot more weight behind it, thanks to the latest medical research. In the first-ever systematic review of.
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Hourly Wage Linked With Hypertension Risk: Study

Hourly Wage Linked With Hypertension Risk: Study | Keeping people healthy | Scoop.it
The amount you make per hour could play a role in your heart health, a new study suggests. Researchers from the University of California, Davis, found an association between earning low hourly wages and an increased ...
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Delivering the promise of public health genomics | Development studies and int'l cooperation

Delivering the promise of public health genomics | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Keeping people healthy | Scoop.it
Jane Parry investigates whether genomics can help developing countries face their growing burden of disease Even though genomics could be of a great help, for instances in order to identify risk factors for multiple diseases, developing countries...
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