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Financial burden of healthcare for cancer patients with social medical insurance: a…

Cancer accounts for one-fifth of the total deaths in China and brings heavy financial burden to patients and their families.

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Assessment of spatial variation in breast cancer-specific mortality using Louisiana SEER data

Publication date: November 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 193 Author(s): Rachel Carroll, Andrew B.

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Aging and Health [DataGraphic]

As the US population ages, researchers have been testing various policies and models of care aimed at improving the quality of care for elderly patients, including those living at home and in nursing centers.

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Impact of HPV vaccination: health gains in the Italian female population

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the leading cause of cervical cancer and other malignant and benign neoplastic lesions.

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Social support, flexible resources, and health care navigation

Publication date: October 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 190 Author(s): Elizabeth A.

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The ABCs of cervical cancer prevention in remote locations

In 2014, DB Peru launched The Amazon Community-Based Participatory Cervical Cancer Prevention Programme as a collaborative approach to screening and treatment of cervical cancer in Lower Napo River (LNR) communities in the Peruvian Amazon. In the remote LNR, shaping a programme that addressed community needs, such as health literacy and improving access to healthcare, as well as ensuring a high level of clinical gynaecological care, was a challenge. In preparation, we collated a range of diverse resources from around the world. We gathered knowledge at international conferences, spoke to professionals at the coal-face of cancer prevention in low-resource settings, sourced donations from a range of companies, and collaborated with local government services. Most importantly, we worked beside communities to understand their needs, and shape local solutions to education, screening and treatment of cervical cancer.

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Does gender matter? An analysis of men’s and women’s accounts of responding to symptoms of lung…

Publication date: Available online 8 September 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Alice MacLean, Kate Hunt, Sarah Smith, Sally Wyke Men are often portrayed – in research studies, ‘common-sense’ accounts and popular media – as reluctant users of health services.

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Do Mothers Have a Say?

A recent breakthrough in genetic engineering suggests new options in treating genetic diseases while raises ethical concerns. By Yvaine Ye Her phone rang. It was Read More

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Environmental injustice and sexual minority health disparities: A national study of…

Publication date: October 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 191 Author(s): Timothy W.

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Widening Disparities In Infant Mortality And Life Expectancy Between Appalachia And The Rest Of…

Appalachia—a region that stretches from Mississippi to New York—has historically been recognized as a socially and economically disadvantaged part of the United States, and growing evidence suggests that health disparities between it and the rest of the country are widening.

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Transforming geographic scale: a comparison of combined population and areal weighting to other…

Transforming spatial data from one scale to another is a challenge in geographic analysis.

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Socio-cognitive correlates of intention to use Toombak: a cross-sectional study among students…

Toombak is a form of smokeless tobacco, locally made and consumed in Sudan.

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Medicare Spending for Breast, Prostate, Lung, and Colorectal Cancer Patients in the Year of…

Objective To characterize spending patterns for Medicare patients with incident breast, prostate, lung, and colorectal cancer.

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Austerity and its implications for immigrant health in France

Publication date: August 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 187 Author(s): Carolyn Sargent, Laurence Kotobi The ongoing economic crisis in France increasingly has affected immigrant rights, including access to health care.

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