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The relationship between violence in Northern Mexico and potentially avoidable hospitalizations…

Background Substantial proportions of US residents in the USA–Mexico border region cross into Mexico for health care; increases in violence in northern Mexico may have affected this access.

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NPR’s Goats And Soda Blog Cosponsors Contest For Untold Stories In Global Health : Goats and Soda : NPR

As a cosponsor of the contest, we’re asking you to propose stories that the media has overlooked. We’ll cover the winning entry in this blog. Read More

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What gravestones can tell us about global men’s health

I’ve been working as an advocate in the men’s health field for over 20 years but there are still moments when the significance of what Read More

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News Outlets Examine Global Health, R&D Aspects Of President’s FY17 Budget Request

The Atlantic: What Is the Point of Joe Biden’s Cancer ‘Moonshot’? “No one doubts the sincerity of Vice President Joe Biden’s ‘cancer moonshot’ initiative. But is the plan even really a ‘moonshot’? … Whether Biden can really do as much to break down the barriers between academic disciplines, between different drug companies, between drug companies…More


Health System Consolidation and Diabetes Care Performance at Ambulatory Clinics

Objective We addressed two questions regarding health system consolidation through the acquisition of ambulatory clinics: (1) Was increasing health system size associated with improved diabetes care performance and (2) Did the diabetes care performance of acquired clinics improve postacquisition?


Perceived discrimination and poor health: Accounting for self-blame complicates a…

Publication date: March 2016 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 153 Author(s): Alison Blodorn, Brenda Major, Cheryl Kaiser Past research has reliably demonstrated that both perceiving oneself as a target of discrimination and a tendency to blame negative events on oneself undermine psychological and physical health.


Friday Think: Nollywood brings a challenging topic to the big screen

Until she reached university, Nigerian filmmaker Stephanie Linus had never heard of the condition obstetric fistula and was shocked to learn that more than 2 million women are estimated to live with it in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Linus set out to produce a film of raw emotion about the little-known […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesLifesaving cancer care: real tools for women who urgently need themFriday Think: can companies make money and do good?7 photos that show how the CDC makes the world a healthier place ;


The relationship between violence in Northern Mexico and potentially avoidable hospitalizations…

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Background Substantial proportions of US residents in the USA–Mexico border region cross into Mexico for health care; increases in violence in northern Mexico may have affected this access.


African Nations Take Longer Than Other Countries To Remove Potentially Harmful Drugs From…

SciDev.Net: African nations poor at withdrawing unsafe drugs “Regulators worldwide take several years to withdraw medicines after adverse effects are spotted, and African countries are more likely than those in other regions to keep harmful drugs on the market, a study reveals…” (Owings, 2/10).


Life course SES and cardiovascular risk: Heterogeneity across race/ethnicity and gender

Publication date: March 2016 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 152 Author(s): Katrina M.


African nations poor at withdrawing unsafe drugs

Rate of withdrawal in Africa once adverse effects are spotted is lower than on other continents, finds study.


Bianca in the neighborhood: moving beyond the ‘reach paradigm’ in public mental health

10.1080/09581596.2016.1142067<br/>Mare Knibbe


Re: To screen or not to screen for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis? A review of the literature

In a recently published article in Public Health 129 (2015) 1262–1272 entitled: ‘To screen or not to screen for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis?


The role of social support in protecting mental health when employed and unemployed: A…

Publication date: March 2016 Source:Social Science &amp; Medicine, Volume 153 Author(s): Allison Milner, Lauren Krnjacki, Peter Butterworth, Anthony D.


The Impact of Medicare Part D on Emergency Department Visits

Abstract The Medicare Part D program introduced prescription drug coverage for seniors in 2006.


How does dementia onset in parents influence unmarried adult children’s wealth

Publication date: March 2016 Source:Social Science &amp; Medicine, Volume 152 Author(s): Kanika Arora There is a growing concern that long-term care (LTC) needs of older adults lead to negative financial consequences for their family members.


Many West African Ebola Workers Now Facing Mental Health, Addiction Issues

Wall Street Journal: Ebola Still Takes Mental Toll on West Africa’s ‘Burial Boys’ “As Ebola fades, a mental health crisis is coming in its wake. At the height of the outbreak, West African countries that had no more than a roomful of doctors and too few nurses threw thousands of ordinary people — taxi drivers,…More


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