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One-year health-related quality of life outcomes in weight loss trial particpants: comparisons of three measures

Kolotkin, R. L., Norquist, J. M. Crosby, R. D., Suryawanshi, S., Teixeira, P. J., Heymsfield, S. B., Erondu, N. and Nguyen, A. M. Study of the impact of weight change to health-related quality of life Background: The literature on changes in health-relate ...

Randomized, Controlled Trial of a Best-Practice Individualized Behavioral Program for Treatment of Childhood Overweight: Scottish Childhood Overweight Treatment Trial (SCOTT)

Hughes, A.R et al. A quantitative research paper examining whether an individualized behavioral intervention reduced BMI among overweight children. The design of this study consisted of an assessor-blinded, randomized, controlled trial involving 134 overw ...

Regulation of body mass and management of childhood overweight

Daniels, S.R. A research paper discussing the management of childhood obesity. Obesity has become an increasingly important public health problem. Recent evidence suggests that obesity has become a close second to tobacco use as a preventable cause of dea ...

Successes and barriers for a youth weight-management program

Jeffrey Rice, David Thombs, Rick Leach and Richard Rehm A qualitative research paper assessing a youth weight-management programme. A patient recruiting process was developed for a youth weight-management program in a metropolitan area, and the clinical e ...

The complexities of measuring access to parks and physical activity sites in New York City: a quantitative and qualitative approach

Maroko, A. R., Maantay, J. A., Sohler, N. L., Grady, K. L. and Arno, P. S. Study of the built environment on health outcomes Background: Proximity to parks and physical activity sites has been linked to an increase in active behaviors, and positive impact ...

ABC of Diabetes: Cardiovascular Disease, Hypertension, and Lipids

Watkins, P. Factors that increase the risk of developing cardiovascular heart disease (CHD) in diabetic patients. This report looks at Factors that increase the risk of developing cardiovascular heart disease (CHD) in diabetic patients. Diabetic patients, ...

Impact of Energy Intake, Physical Activity, and Population-wide Weight Loss on Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes Mortality in Cuba, 1980-2005

Franco, M., et al Possible association of reduced energy intake, increased physical activity, and sustained population-wide weight loss, following Cuba?s economic crisis of 1989?2000, with mortality trends Cuba's economic crisis of 1989?2000 resulted ...

Obesity and the Economy: From Crisis to Opportunity

Ludwig D.S., and Pollack, H.A. Article on obesity and the economy The onset of a major recession places the economic correlates of obesity into sharp relief. Even in good economic times, obesity imposes great financial burden on society in the form of hig ...

Psychological, social and biological determinants of ill health (pSoBid): study protocol of a population-based study

Nathan, Yoga; Packard, Chris J; Batty, David G; Bezlyak, Vladimir; Burns, Harry; Cavanagh, Jonathan; Deans, Kevin A; Ford, Ian; McGinty, Agnes; Millar, Keith; Sattar, Naveed; Shiels, Paul G; Tannahill, Carol; socioeconomic; physical/mental ill health; Bac ...

Making Chronic Conditions Count: Hypertension, Stroke, Coronary Heart Disease, Diabetes. A systematic approach to estimating and forecasting population prevalence amongst adults on the island of Ireland. Executive Summary

10.14655/749069-7467 Institute of Public Health in Ireland Hypertension, Stroke, Coronary Heart Disease, Diabetes Chronic conditions are responsible for a significant proportion of early deaths. They reduce quality of life in many of the adults living wit ...

Carotid Sinus Hypersensitivity in Asymptomatic Older Persons

Carotid sinus hypersensitivity is the most commonly reported cause of falls and syncope in older persons. Recent guidelines recommend 5 to 10 seconds of carotid sinus massage in supine and upright positions with beat-to-beat monitoring. The aim of this st ...

24-hour ambulatory electrocardiographic monitoring is unhelpful in the investigation of older persons with recurrent falls

John Davison, Steven Brady and Rose Anne KennyBackground: although frequently used in the assessment of patients with falls, it is unclear whether 24-hour ambulatory electrocardiography contributes to their assessment in older persons.Objective: to identi ...

Autonomic Function Is Impaired in Elderly Stroke Survivors

From the Institute for Ageing and Health (A.M., S.K., L.A., R.A.K.), Newcastle General Hospital, Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne; the Centre for Health Services Research (I.N.S.), School of Population and Health Sciences (Epidemiology and Public Health ...

Executive Summary: Healthy Diet v Dietary Supplementation: improving physical fitness and quality of life in older people

General Poster: LifestyleScientific PosterOlder people have the greatest barriers (mostly in terms of ability/opportunity) to participating in exercise, and thus have the highest incidence of decreased ease in carrying out tasks of daily living. In an age ...

Acute coronary syndrome in the elderly

This editorial refers to ‘Management and 6-month outcomes in elderly and very elderly patients with high-risk non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndromes: The Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events’, by G. Devlin et al., on page 1275.In the well developed ...

Age does not hamper the response to pulmonary rehabilitation of COPD patients

Background: pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) improves health status and exercise tolerance, but not respiratory function in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Our objective was to identify predictors of improvement in the 6-min walke ...

Changes in the NI life expectancy gap 1999/01 to 2004/06

The key findings presented in the report are outlined below.Changes in life expectancy over timeIn Northern Ireland as a whole, between 1999-01 and 2004-06, male life expectancy at birth increased from 74.8 to 76.2 years (an increase of 1.4 years) and fem ...

Deaths in Northern Ireland, 2008

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Age Related Outcome in Acute Subdural Haematoma Following Traumatic Head Injury

1Department of Neurosurgery, Beaumont Hospital, Beaumont, Dublin 92Department of General Surgery, Wexford General Hospital, WexfordAbstractAcute subdural haematoma (ASDH) is one of the conditions most strongly associated with severe brain injury.1 Reports ...

An Integrated Work Force Planning Strategy For The Health Services 2009- 2012

Workforce planning identifies the composition of the workforce required to deliver health service goals. It encompasses a range of human resource activities aimed at the short, medium and long-term. Workforce planning that is integrated with service and f ...

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