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The effect of cane height on walking and balance for stroke patients - Seo TH, Doo YT, Jung DI.
This study investigates the effects of using customized walking aids individualized for stroke patients by measuring the effects of different cane lengths to determine the ideal length of walking aids for stroke patients. METHODS: Cane leng...
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news
Cause-specific mortality in the Kombewa health and demographic surveillance systems site, rural Western Kenya from 2011-2015.
CONCLUSIONS: The analysis established the main CODs among people of all ages within the area served by the Kombewa HDSS. We hope that information generated from this study will help better address preventable deaths in the surveyed community as well as help mitigate negative health impacts in other rural communities throughout the Western Kenya region. PMID: 29502491 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Global Health Action - March 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Glob Health Action Source Type: research
10 Global Health Issues to Watch in 2018
January 19, 2018It ’s notallbad news.When we set out to compile our annual list of global health issues to watch this year, it seemed like all bad news. And true, that ’s often what we deal with in global health—the problems that need tackling, the suffering we can help alleviate.But then stories and columns likethis one cheer us up. They remind us that no matter how complicated and frustrating our work may get, fighting back against poverty and inequality works.There are and always will be global health challenges to face. But there ’s boundless hope, too. And a field full of determined health workers and other hu...
Source: IntraHealth International - January 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news
Mortality Among Black Men in the USA
Conclusions and RelevanceTotal mortality significantly declined for black men from 2000 to 2014, and the overall B to W disparity narrowed to RR = 1.21 (95% CI 1.20 to 1.23) in 2014. However, significant black disadvantages relative to white men persisted for 10 leading causes of death.
Source: Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities - February 23, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: research
How physical exercise aids in stroke recovery
(Frontiers) Study shoes that mice that had free-access to a running wheel were able to maintain ocular dominance plasticity after suffering a stroke, compared to those that didn't. These exciting observations have the potential to provide a simple but effective method to protect and rehabilitate patients that are prone to, or have already suffered, a stroke.
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 12, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news
Delivery of health care for cardiovascular and metabolic diseases among people living with HIV/AIDS in African countries: a systematic review protocol
We present a systematic review protocol to synthesize studies of healthcare delivery for an important subset of NCDs, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases (CMDs), among African PLHIV. Methods/design We plan to search electronic databases and reference lists of relevant studies published in African settings from January 2003 to the present. Studies will be considered if they address one or both of our major objectives and focus on health care for one or more of six interrelated CMDs (ischemic heart disease, stroke, heart failure, hypertension, diabetes, and hyperlipidemia) in PLH...
Source: Systematic Reviews - April 15, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: research
Use of aspirin and statins for the primary prevention of myocardial infarction and stroke in patients with human immunodeficiency virus infection
This retrospective, cross-sectional study evaluated whether HIV-infected patients received aspirin and statins for the primary prevention of myocardial infarction and stroke. Among the 258 patients included, 50.4% (n = 130/258) of the patients had a high risk of myocardial infarction and 14% (n = 36/258) of stroke. Overall, 43.1% (n = 56/130) and 50% (n = 18/36) of the patients were prescribed aspirin for the primary prevention of myocardial infarction and stroke, respectively. Among the patients who required statin therapy, 42.5% (n = 34/80) and 37.1% (n = 13/35) of patients received it for the primary prevention of myoca...
Source: International Journal of STD and AIDS - April 6, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Park, T. E., Yusuff, J., Sharma, R. Tags: Original research articles Source Type: research
Identifying and Describing the Impact of Cyclone, Storm and Flood Related Disasters on Treatment Management, Care and Exacerbations of Non-communicable Diseases and the Implications for Public Health
Conclusion Cyclone, flood and storm related disasters impact on treatment management and overall care for people with NCDs. This results in an increased risk of exacerbation of illness or even death. The interruption may be caused by a range of factors, such as damaged transport routes, reduced health services, loss of power and evacuations. The health impact varies according to the NCD. For people with chronic respiratory diseases, a disaster increases the risk of acute exacerbation. Meanwhile, for people with cancer, cardiovascular diseases and diabetes there is an increased risk of their illness exacerbating, which can ...
Source: PLOS Currents Disasters - September 28, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: jc164421 Source Type: research
SIC UK Rows The English Channel
Cross Channel Rowing Challenge 2013 in aid of SIC UK Earlier this year, a team of rowers took on the challenge of rowing across the English Channel, all 21 miles of it, in a one tonne adventure rowing boat. After several months of some pretty gruelling training sessions (including a 4 hour session in howling wind and rain on the Solent – character building apparently), we were ready and prepared to take on The Channel. Team members included SIC UK’s newly appointed Extreme Sports Captain, Sophie Robinson, who was raising money for SIC, alongside 7 rowers from Stratford-Upon-Avon Rowing Club. 5:4...
Source: Support for International Change : HIV AIDS - August 21, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Authors: sam Tags: Events UK Activities adventure awareness fundraising HIV Awareness Source Type: news