0 Have your say About two-thirds of the population have had at least one ‘adverse childhood experience’. Those with four or more are most at risk of serious and lasting effects on their health, writes Scotland’s Medical Officer Catherine Calderwood. Many people will have spent time together with their families over the festive break – which has both positives and negatives. Estate agencies tell me that big decisions are made – engagements, divorces, new families created – and their work is increased as these life events occur.Close contact also brings with it the spread of winter viruses and many have been unwell. We await the statistics of how NHS Scotland has coped over the holiday. This year the weather was kind and the circulating flu virus low – the vaccine this year is a good match and I would encourage you to get it if you are eligible. There are some positives too. Our labour wards are always busiest in September … [Read more...] about Is this the biggest unaddressed public health issue of our time? – Catherine Calderwood
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HEALTH 12/08/2018 01:00 pm ET With a new myth-busting report, experts hope real health concerns can become part of a “more human” immigration debate. By Carolina Moreno As the United States and other global powers discuss immigrants, asylum-seekers and refugees through a purely political lens ― implementing policies, physical structures, and restrictions to deter migrants from coming into their countries ― global experts are urging policymakers to rethink restrictions placed on immigrants’ access to health care. That’s the purpose of a report released this week by the University College London-Lancet Commission on Migration and Health ― a group of 20 experts from 13 countries, including the U.S., who have spent the last two years analyzing past evidence and gathering new data on the subject. “[It’s] about positioning health within the migration debate ― to make the migration agenda more human and … [Read more...] about Immigration Is A Public Health Issue, But Not For The Reasons Some Politicians Claim
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Upshot Supported by The New Health Care Funding for health campaigns is surprisingly low when you consider they’re often so valuable that they pay for themselves. ByAaron E. Carroll and Austin Frakt May 28, 2018 Not only have many public health interventions in the United States been hugely successful, but they’ve also saved more money than they’ve cost. And yet Americans spend relatively little money in that domain and far more on medical care that returns less value for its costs. Instead of continually complaining about how much is being spent on health care with little to show for it, maybe we should direct more of that money to public health. What Do We Mean by Public Health? It encompasses efforts made to improve the health of a broad population with investments not ordinarily considered “health … [Read more...] about It Saves Lives. It Can Save Money. So Why Aren’t We Spending More on Public Health?
1. Background The health sector has often been considered an entry point for overall development of the country. Nepal is one of the 189 countries committed to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), universal health coverage and more recently Social Development Goal (SDG). In order to fulfill the goals of SDGs, the impetus created by the Nepal Health Sector Strategy 2015-2020. More importantly, constitution of Nepal has enshrined health as fundamental rights of Nepali people and mandated the provision free basic health care services. This has rightly acknowledged the importance of health sector which demands the production and deployment of quality health service providers in the country. Progress in the health sector over the last decade has been impressive with most key health (and nutrition) indicators showing improvements. Life expectancy at birth in Nepal is rising and is now higher than most other neighboring countries at 67 (Asia-Pacific HDR, 2012), infant mortality has … [Read more...] about Syllabus for Public Health Licensing Examination 2073 – Nepal Health Professional Council
Split View Views Article contents Figures & tables Video Audio Supplementary Data PDF Cite Citation P.J. Saunders, J.D. Middleton, G. Rudge; Environmental Public Health Tracking: a cost-effective system for characterizing the sources, distribution and public health impacts of environmental hazards, Journal of Public Health, Volume 39, Issue 3, 1 September 2017, Pages 506–513, https://doi.org/10.1093/pubmed/fdw130 Download citation file: RIS (Zotero) EndNote BibTex Medlars ProCite RefWorks Reference Manager © 2018 Oxford University Press Close Permissions Share Email Twitter Facebook Navbar Search Filter All All Journals Mobile Microsite Search Term Sign In Register Close search filter All All Journals search input Advanced Search Abstract BackgroundThe contemporary environment is a complex of … [Read more...] about Environmental Public Health Tracking: a cost-effective system for characterizing the sources, distribution and public health impacts of environmental hazards