United States: Health System Review

This analysis of the US health system reviews the developments in organization and governance, health financing, healthcare provision, health reforms and health system performance. The US health system has both considerable strengths and notable weaknesses. It has a large and well-trained health wor …

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Health and safety (consultation with employees

The Health and Safety Commission (HSC) introduced the Health and Safety (Consultation with Employees) Regulations 1996 (HSCER) on 1st October, 1996. The HSCER 'top up' the existing Safety Representatives and Safety Committees Regulations 1997 (SRSCR). The HSCER require employers to consult with all …

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Models of health and disease

This paper describes and analyses six models of health and disease. These are: religious, biomedical, psychosomatic, humanistic, existential and transpersonal. Of these six models, only one was unequivocally reductionist: the biomedical. The others were all holistic. The religious, humanistic and tr …

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Health economics in public health

Background: Economic analysis is an important tool in deciding how to allocate scarce public health resources; however, there is currently a dearth of such analysis by public health researchers. Methods: Public health researchers and practitioners were surveyed to determine their current use of health economics and to identify barriers to use as well as potential strategies to decrease those

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Health information systems: the foundations of public …

Public health decision-making is critically dependent on the timely availability of sound data. The role of health information systems is to generate, analyse and disseminate such data. In practice, health information systems rarely function systematically. The products of historical, social and eco …

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Adverse health effects of 5G mobile networking …

Affiliations. 1 Research Affiliate, School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia, United States. Electronic address: [email protected] 2 Toxicology and Health Effects of Electromagnetism, McGill University, Canada. 3 Molecular Pharmacology, Einstein Center of Toxicology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, United States.

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The impact of the COVID-19 epidemic on mental health …

Objective: The COVID-19 pandemic has been a period of upheaval for college students. The objective of this study was to assess the factors associated with the increased levels of mental health burden among a sample of undergraduate college students in Northern New Jersey, the region of the U.S. severely impacted by the outbreak of COVID-19.

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Racial Disparities in Health Care Utilization at the End

Purpose: Racial and ethnic disparities in cancer care near the end of life (EOL) have been recognized, but EOL care experienced by Medicaid beneficiaries is not well understood. We assessed the prevalence of aggressive EOL care and hospice enrollment for Medicaid beneficiaries and determined whether racial and ethnic disparities exist.

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Concussion Symptom Underreporting Among Incoming …

Affiliations 1 Center of Alcohol Studies, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, New Jersey.; 2 Department of Cardiology - Critical Care, New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY.; 3 Atlantic Sports Health, Morristown, NJ.; 4 Real Prevention, LLC, Clifton, New Jersey; and.; 5 Department of Kinesiology and Health, Rutgers, The State University of New

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HPV Vaccine Intent among Adult Women Receiving Care …

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a disease that exacts substantial costs in human life and public health expenditures. Fortunately, a vaccine exists that can mitigate these costs. This study reports the development and evaluation of the intervention designed to overcome these barriers by using cultural …

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Health, Health-Related Quality of Life, and Quality of

The terms health, health-related quality of life (HRQoL), and quality of life (QoL) are used interchangeably. Given that these are three key terms in the literature, their appropriate and clear use is important. This paper reviews the history and definitions of the terms and considers how they have …

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Health promotion and health education: advancing the

Background: Health education and health promotion activities are a fundamental requirement for all health professionals. These two paradigms are closely related but are not inter-dependent. Despite this, it is known that many nurses confuse the terms and use them interchangeably.

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The health equity measurement framework: a comprehensive

Background: Despite the wealth of frameworks on social determinants of health (SDOH), two current limitations include the relative superficial description of factors affecting health and a lack of focus on measuring health equity. The Health Equity Measurement Framework (HEMF) addresses these gaps by providing a more encompassing view of the multitude of SDOH and drivers of health service

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Health policy and public health implications of obesity in

Affiliations 1 Global Health Institute, School of Public Health, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, China. Electronic address: [email protected] 2 Department of Health Policy and Management, West China School of Public Health and West China Fourth Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China.; 3 Global Health Institute, School of Public Health, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, China.

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The social determinants of health and health outcomes

Objective: To synthesize the best available evidence on the relationship between the social determinants of health and health outcomes among adults during the COVID-19 pandemic. Introduction: COVID-19 has created widespread global transmission. Rapid increase in individuals infected with COVID-19 prompted significant public health responses from governments globally.

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Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on mental health: An

The highest level of mental health difficulties were found in approximately 10% of the population. Findings suggest that public health initiatives should target people without social support and those whose finances worsen as a result of the lockdown. Interventions that promote psychological flexibility may mitigate the impact of the pandemic.

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Updating Health Literacy for Healthy People 2030: Defining

The updated definition is intended to advance Healthy People 2030's health literacy goals particularly as more organizations in public health and other sectors acknowledge their role in the delivery of quality health information and services.

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Migrants, health, and happiness: Evidence that health

Health assessments correlate with health outcomes and subjective well-being. Immigrants offer an opportunity to study persistent social influences on health where the social conditions are not endogenous to individual outcomes. This approach provides a clear direction of …

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Prevalence of Health Misinformation on Social Media

The prevalence of health misinformation was the highest on Twitter and on issues related to smoking products and drugs. However, misinformation on major public health issues, such as vaccines and diseases, was also high. Our study offers a comprehensive characterization of …

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The triple aim: care, health, and cost

Improving the U.S. health care system requires simultaneous pursuit of three aims: improving the experience of care, improving the health of populations, and reducing per capita costs of health care. Preconditions for this include the enrollment of an identified population, a commitment to universal …

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Mental health care of health workers during Covid-19

The promotion and protection activities in mental health to face the health emergency generated by COVID-19 worldwide can include coordinated actions between workers, health teams and health institutions as part of a comprehensive, community care, co-responsible and sustained over time.

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The role of social relations in health promotion

The pathways that lead from such socioenvironmental exposures to poor health outcomes are likely to be multiple and include behavioral mechanisms and more direct physiologic pathways related to neuroendocrine or immunologic function. For social support to be health promoting, it must provide both a sense of belonging and intimacy and must help

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A public health model of the social determinants of health

As we move forward in the new century, epidemiologists and public health practitioners are faced with the challenge of reviewing the current direction of epidemiology and its links with public health. While the history of epidemiology has been a successful and productive one, there is a danger that …

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Understanding and Responding to Health Literacy as a

Health literacy is a midstream determinant of health but not a panacea for addressing health inequities created by the maldistribution of opportunity and resources. It is possible to optimize the contribution health literacy makes in mediating the causes and effects of established social determinants of health.

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Living in poverty and its effects on health

Poverty has been identified as the greatest threat to health. Generally speaking, poor people are sick more often than wealthier people, and poor people die younger due to poorer economic, social, political and physical conditions. The article explains the difference between relative poverty and abs …

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Tracking development assistance for health and for COVID

Background: The rapid spread of COVID-19 renewed the focus on how health systems across the globe are financed, especially during public health emergencies. Development assistance is an important source of health financing in many low-income countries, yet little is known about how much of this funding was disbursed for COVID-19.

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HIV Risk, Health, and Social Characteristics of Sexual

HIV Risk, Health, and Social Characteristics of Sexual Minority Female Injection Drug Users in Baltimore AIDS Behav . 2015 Jul;19(7):1361-5. doi: 10.1007/s10461-014-0972-z.

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Oral diseases: a global public health challenge

Oral diseases are among the most prevalent diseases globally and have serious health and economic burdens, greatly reducing quality of life for those affected. The most prevalent and consequential oral diseases globally are dental caries (tooth …

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Health capability: conceptualization and operationalization

Conceptually, health capability illuminates the conditions that affect health and one's ability to make health choices. By respecting the health consequences individuals face and their health agency, health capability offers promise for finding a balance between paternalism and autonomy. I offer a conceptual model of health capability and

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Health inequalities among minority populations

There are several challenges facing scholars studying health inequalities among minority populations. Primary among these challenges are developing adequate measures of social inequality and introducing appropriate strategies for eliminating health disparities. More research is sorely needed on both …

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Germany: Health system review

A key feature of the health care delivery system in Germany is the clear institutional separation between public health services, ambulatory care and hospital (inpatient) care. This has increasingly been perceived as a barrier to change and so provisions for integrated care are being introduced with the aim of improving cooperation between

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United States of America: health system review

This analysis of the United States health system reviews the developments in organization and governance, health financing, health-care provision, health reforms and health system performance. The US health system has both considerable strengths and notable weaknesses. It …

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Social marketing in public health

Social marketing, the use of marketing to design and implement programs to promote socially beneficial behavior change, has grown in popularity and usage within the public health community. Despite this growth, many public health professionals have an incomplete understanding of the field. To advanc …

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Impact of COVID-19 on Mental Health in Adolescents: A

Due to lack of sufficient data on the psychological toll of the COVID-19 pandemic on adolescent mental health, this systematic analysis aims to evaluate the impact of the pandemic on adolescent mental health. This study follows the PRISMA guidelines for systematic reviews of 16 quantitative studies …

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Health benefits of Moringa oleifera

Phytomedicines are believed to have benefits over conventional drugs and are regaining interest in current research. Moringa oleifera is a multi-purpose herbal plant used as human food and an alternative for medicinal purposes worldwide. It has been identified by researchers as a plant with numerous …

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Culture, Race, and Health: Implications for Racial

Building a culture of health and achieving health equity requires that we assess cultural racism in a more meaningful way. Cultural processes are commonly referenced in health inequity scholarship, but the empirical literature generally lags behind the conceptual emphasis. A rich literature across d …

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Identifying the health conscious consumer

Individuals who lead a "wellness-oriented" lifestyle are concerned with nutrition, fitness, stress, and their environment. They accept responsibility for their health and are excellent customers for health-related products and services. Those who lack a wellness orientation are identified as higher …

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Stigma and discrimination of mental health problems

Stigma and discrimination of mental health problems: workplace implications Occup Med (Lond). 2010 Sep;60(6):414-5. doi: 10.1093/occmed/kqq048.

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Tannins and human health: a review

Tannins (commonly referred to as tannic acid) are water-soluble polyphenols that are present in many plant foods. They have been reported to be responsible for decreases in feed intake, growth rate, feed efficiency, net metabolizable energy, and protein digestibility in experimental animals. Therefo …

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Policy, politics and public health

If public health is the field that diagnoses and strives to cure social ills, then understanding political causes and cures for health problems should be an intrinsic part of the field. In this article, we argue that there is no support for the simple and common, implicit model of politics in which …

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Hunger: its impact on children's health and mental health

This study goes beyond previous research and highlights the independent relationship between severe child hunger and adverse physical health and mental health outcomes among low-income children. Study findings underscore the importance of clinical recognition of child hunger and its outcomes, allowi …

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Mental health aspects of pandemics with special reference

Mental health aspects of pandemics with special reference to COVID-19 Ind Psychiatry J. Jan-Jun 2020;29(1):1-8. doi: 10.4103/ipj.ipj_64_20. Epub 2020 Nov 7. Authors Kalpana Srivastava 1 , Suprakash Chaudhry 2 , A V Sowmya 2 , Jyoti Prakash 1 Affiliations 1 Department of Psychiatry, AFMC

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Powerlessness, empowerment, and health: implications for

PURPOSE AND SCOPE. This article reviews the health and social science research relevant to both the role of powerlessness as a risk factor for disease, and the role of empowerment as a health-enhancing strategy. The research literature surveyed includes studies that address these key concepts from t …

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Effectiveness of mRNA Covid-19 Vaccine among U.S. Health

Background: The prioritization of U.S. health care personnel for early receipt of messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccines against severe acute respiratory disease coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), allowed for the evaluation of the effectiveness of these new vaccines in a real-world setting. Methods: We conducted a test-negative case-control study

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Sleep disorders, health, and safety in police officers

Context: Sleep disorders often remain undiagnosed. Untreated sleep disorders among police officers may adversely affect their health and safety and pose a risk to the public. Objective: To quantify associations between sleep disorder risk and self-reported health, safety, and performance outcomes in police officers. Design, setting, and participants: Cross-sectional and prospective cohort

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Increased Inequalities in Health Resource and Access to

Health professionals and hospital beds per 1000 population were used for measuring health resources, and the hospitalization rate was used for access. Descriptive analysis and the fixed effect model were used in this study. Health resources and access increased by about 50% between 2008 and 2014 in …

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Association Between Health Insurance Literacy and

Importance: Navigating health insurance and health care choices requires considerable health insurance literacy. Although recommended preventive services are exempt from out-of-pocket costs under the Affordable Care Act, many people may remain unaware of this provision and its effect on their required payment.

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