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Gun violence

David Young replied

This just out from the Urban Institute: Exploring the effects of gun violence<http://click.icptrack.com/icp/relay.php?r=50917770&msgid=446708&act=15EX&c=887481&destination=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.urban.org%2Furban-wire%2Fwhat-we-know-about-gun-violence-united-states-whos-affected%3Futm_source%3DiContact%26utm_medium%3Demail%26utm_campaign%3DJustice%20Policy%20Update%26utm_content%3DJustice%2BPolicy%2BUpdate%2B-%2B10%252F5%252F2016> A two-part blog series being published this week on Urban Wire looks at the complex factors behind who is most affected by gun violence and what it's doing to our communities. read more

Updated: 05 Oct, 2016
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World Health Organization - Health inequities findings

A/Prof. Terry HANNAN replied

Tom, this does not open as a file. Is there a PDF ? read more

Updated: 24 Sep, 2016
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Scientists aim to fight malaria with genetically engineered mosquitoes

by Thomas Bauer

Moderator Sungano Mharakurwa of the Malaria Prevention Community posted the following that I thought would a wonderful conversation in our community Fighting malaria using genetically engineered super-mosquitoes In their post Sungano Mharakurwa states “As efforts are scaled up to eliminate malaria, scientists have come up with genetically modified mosquitoes that ... read more

Updated: 19 Sep, 2016
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University of Florida Global Health-Hospital Medicine Fellowship

by Vince DeGennaro

http://id.medicine.ufl.edu/fellowship/global-health-hospitalist-fellowship/ The University of Florida and Innovating Health International have begun recruitment for the 2017-2018 class of the Global Health-Hospital Medicine Fellowship. Innovating Health International is a medical service delivery and public health non-profit organization in Haiti. We are looking for internal or family medicine doctors interested in spending 1-2 ... read more

Updated: 19 Sep, 2016
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Examining health literacy disparities in the USA, a third look at the National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL)

A/Prof. Terry HANNAN replied

Tom, since set of simple and I suspect unexpected literacy parameters. I also suspect easy data capture. Terry read more

Updated: 17 Sep, 2016
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Poor health deliveries in rural areas

A/Prof. Terry HANNAN replied

Thanks Elizabeth, I have full text access to the NEJM but am unsure about copyright if I upload the document. Terry read more

Updated: 14 Sep, 2016
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Physical mobility interventions in LMICs

by Andrey Zheluk

On a recent visit to rural areas in an xUSSR country I was acutely aware of the burden of mobility loss in rural areas among middle aged and older people. Maintaining mobility is literally a matter of life and death where people live a semi-subsistence life in a harsh climate. ... read more

Updated: 11 Sep, 2016
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NIH to address Health Disparities

by Thomas Bauer

This community has long discussed the disparity of health outcomes. The attached AAFP article states "Diabetes, arthritis, heart disease and cancer are among the numerous chronic diseases and conditions that afflict many Americans -- but disproportionately affect certain disadvantaged people across the country" Specifically, the National Institute on Minority Health ... read more

Updated: 11 Sep, 2016
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Add the Zika Virus to the list ?

by Thomas Bauer

After recent flooding in Baton Rouge Louisiana the governor has asked for help to control the mosquito population for fear of an outbreak of the zika virus. Is this an unnecessary concern or prudence in this flood stricken area? The World Health Organization states floods can potentially increase the transmission ... read more

Updated: 09 Sep, 2016
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Early brain development "core story" survey

paul johnson replied

great initiative -urgently needed to rationalize the burgeoning knowledge in this critical area. read more

Updated: 09 Sep, 2016
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