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Smoking and Weight Change After New Health Diagnoses in Older Adults

Archives of Internal Medicine Research on smoking cessation Smoking and patterns of diet and activity are the 2 leading underlying causes of death in the United States, yet the factors that prompt individuals to adopt healthier habits are not well underst ...

Should Equity in Health be Target Number 1?

Stonks, K. and Gunning-Schepers, L. Research article on Equity in healthcare Policy measures to reduce socioeconomic health differences (SEHD) must be preceded by an analysis of the possibilities and desirability of a reduction. This paper argues that it ...

Modulation of Blood Pressure by Central Melanocortinergic Pathways

Geenfield, J. R. et al Research article on genetic and pharmacologic studies Weight gain and weight loss are associated with changes in blood pressure through unknown mechanisms. Central melanocortinergic signaling is implicated in the control of energy b ...

Genome-wide association yields new sequence variants at seven loci that associate with measures of obesity

Thorleifsson, G. et al Study on genome-wide association (GWA) of the heritable factors of obesity Obesity results from the interaction of genetic and environmental factors. To search for sequence variants that affect variation in two common measures of ob ...

Obesity-Blocking Neurons in Drosophila

Al-Anzi, B. et al Study on Obesity-Blocking Neurons in Fruit Flies In mammals, fat store levels are communicated by leptin and insulin signaling to brain centers that regulate food intake and metabolism. By using transgenic manipulation of neural activity ...

National Alzheimer's Coordinating Center Database (MDS)

The Minimum Data Set (MDS) is a compilation of about 45 data elements (established in 1996). These data briefly describe approximately 40,000 subjects who have been evaluated since 1984 at the Alzheimer's Disease Centers and Alzheimer's Disease ...

International Clearinghouse for Birth Defects Surveillance and Research (ICBDSR)

International Clearinghouse for Birth Defects Surveillance and Research (ICBDSR) CHILDBIRTH, PREGNANCY AND CHILDBIRTH DISORDER, PREVENTION, BIRTH DEFECT The International Clearinghouse for Birth Defects Surveillance and Research (ICBDSR- or Clearinghouse ...

Health in All Policies: The South Australian Approach

Government of South Australia Health policies Health in All Policies (HiAP) is about promoting healthy public policy. It is a way of working across government to encourage all sectors to consider the health impacts of their policies and practices, and at ...

International Society for Equity in Health

International Society for Equity in Health Health equality Health equity is an ethical value, inherently normative, based on the principle of distributive justice and in line with the principles of human rights. However, it is necessary to banish the illu ...

Orphanet

Orphanet Portal for rare diseases and orphan drugs Orphanet is the reference portal for information on rare diseases and orphan drugs, for all audiences. Orphanet’s aim is to help improve the diagnosis, care and treatment of patients with rare diseases. O ...

Rare Disease Day

Rare Disease Day Partners Rare diseases Rare Disease Day is an annual awareness-raising event co-ordinated by EURORDIS at the international level and the National Alliances of Patient Organisations at the national level.   Chronic Conditions Conditions Ra ...

Canadian Best Practices Portal

Public Health Agency of Canada Social determinants of health The resources in this portal provide Canadian and international information to help you plan approaches to address the social determinants of health. The social determinants of health influence ...

International Obesity Taskforce

The IOTF is part of the International Association for the Study of Obesity (IASO) and works with partners in the Global Prevention Alliance to support new strategies to improve diet and activity and prevent obesity and related chronic diseases with a spec ...

Better Evaluation

Better Evaluation Evaluation An international collaboration to improve evaluation practice and theory by sharing and generating information about options (methods or processes) and approaches. Obesity Obesity http://betterevaluation.org/ Better Evaluation ...

Network of Collaboration Between Europe & Latin American Countries (NECOBELAC)

NECOBELAC Partners Open Access Publication NECOBELAC stands for NEtwork of COllaboration Between Europe and Latin American Caribbean (LAC) countries. This network is intended to spread know-how in:  • scientific writing • open access publishing among all ...

Directry of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

Directry of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) Open Access Publication The aim of the Directory of Open Access Journals is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals thereby promoting their increased usage and imp ...

Human Development Index (HDI)

Human Development Report Office (HDRO), United Nations ECONOMIC FACTOR, EDUCATION, INCOME, LIFE EXPECTANCY, SOCIAL FACTOR The first Human Development Report introduced a new way of measuring development by combining indicators of life expectancy, educatio ...

Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI)

Oxford University and the Human Development Report Office of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Identifying deprivation The Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) of Oxford University and the Human Development Report Office of ...

Gender Inequality Index (GII)

United Nations Gender discrimination The disadvantages facing women and girls are a major source of inequality. All too often, women and girls are discriminated against in health, education and the labour market — with negative repercussions for their fre ...

Inequality-adjusted Human Development Index (IHDI)

United Nations HEALTH INEQUALITY, INEQUALITY Reflecting inequality in each dimension of the HDI addresses an objective first stated in the Human Development Report 1990. The 2010 Report introduced the Inequality-adjusted HDI (IHDI), a measure of the level ...