Could community pharmacies help to improve youth health?

Young people are usually perceived as healthy and resilient. They do, however, face health-related issues, such as drug and alcohol (ab)use, mental health problems, sexually transmitted infections, pregnancies etc. Due to factors such as concerns about confidentiality, costs and lack of awareness many young people might not get access to healthcare. Community pharmacies , by […]

Adoption to smoking bans does not guarantee compliance: global data

  News in the smoking ban front seem to have been steadily good: As of today, 179 countries have signed the WHO’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), which compels the signatories to enact comprehensive smoking bans. In addition, there are always news items popping up ranging from ban plans moving way beyond the restaurant […]

Ideal cardiovascular health: who has it?

  Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is one of the leading causes of death worldwide. According to the World Health Organisation, more than 80% of those deaths occur in low and middle income countries. In such a country, namely the Republic of Srpska in Bosnia and Herzegovina, CVD¬† was responsible for 53% of all causes of death […]

Malnutrition in children under 5 in Serbia: great differences between Roma and non Roma

According to the World Health Organisation “children represent the future and ensuring their healthy growth and development ought to be a prime concern of all societies”. However, regional, ethnic and social factors might present specific challenges when trying to ensure health of all children. Roma populations in particular have been found to live in substandard […]

Should I go to the doctor? Functional health literacy across migrant populations

  There are people who go to the doctor as soon as they sneeze. And there are others who refuse to make an appointment even when they are obviously really unwell. But even for the ones in the middle of this spectrum the question of when to see the doctor is not always easily answered. […]

How to improve health of the Roma? Workshop at the upcoming European Public Health conference!

    Who is attending the European Public Health Conference in Glasgow this coming November? In case you do, we have a recommendation for you! Our Editor in Chief, Andrea Madarasova Geckova is chairing, together with Professor S.A. Reijneveld, a workshop entitled “How to improve health of the Roma? Challenges and interdisciplinary promises”. This workshop […]

Can web queries predict incident diagnosis rates of STDs?

  The number of newly diagnosed HIV cases in Russia has increased explosively since the first recorded case in 1987. Syphilis notification rates, on the other hand, has declined significantly. Nevertheless, it remains among the highest in Europe. For both HIV and syphilis there is a heterogeneous regional prevalence, reaching up to 45-fold difference among […]

Salt reduction policies in Syria before the crisis. What about after?

  Whenever I hear about salt reduction policies, I cannot help thinking about this paper looking into the salt content in staff canteens of salt policy makers, that we talked about (together with other fun studies) in a previous blog post. (this study showed that the salt content 18 staff canteens of salt policy makers […]

Big differences between diagnosed and undiagnosed hypertension in USA and Ireland

  According to the World Health Organisation, 1 billion people are affected by hypertension, which makes it a global health issue. There are not a lot of studies comparing hypertension prevalence rates between the United States and Europe, especially in older adults. In a study we recently published, Irene Mosca and Rose Anne Kenny ¬†compared […]

Differences in self-rated congitive disability between first and second generation immigrant children

  Although there is some international ambiguity, studies in the US show more frequently a self-reported health advantage among immigrants. In study we just published, Emma KT Benn uses a method that aims to reduce selection bias when studying immigrant populations: children who were born outside the US and immigrated with their foreign-born parents were […]

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