The first Environmental Health Criteria (EHC) monograph, on mercury,
was published in 1976 and since that time an ever-increasing number of
assessments of chemical and of physical agents have been produced. In addition,
many EHC monographs have been devoted to evaluating toxicological
methodology, e.g. for genetic, neurotoxic, teratogenic and nephrotoxic
agents. Other publications have been concerned with epidemiological guidelines,
evaluation of short-term tests for carcinogens, biomarkers, effects on
the elderly and so forth....
On June 5–7, 2005, sixty leaders from around the world gathered at Wye
River, Maryland for a path breaking meeting entitled “Innovations in Supporting
Local Health Systems for Global Women’s Health: A Leader’s Symposium.” This diverse
group of participants, ranging from cabinet ministers to advocates, academics
to local practitioners, shared a common goal: to shine a bright spotlight on
urgent challenges in global women’s health and the critical need to pioneer
innovations in strengthening local health systems to address those challenges.
Rising health premiums are exacerbating income
inequality and making coverage too costly for
many Americans. The Kaiser Family Foundation
found that employer-sponsored health
insurance premiums have more than doubled in
the last nine years, a rate four times faster than
wage increases.38 A study by McKinsey Global
Institute of widening income gaps among U.S.
Overall Health: Early pregnancy and childbear-
ing negatively affect the overall health of young
women and their children. In poor countries, ado-
lescent mothers are twice as likely to die from preg-
nancy- or childbirth-related causes as older moth-
ers. Data from 15 developing countries reveal that
adolescents under the age of 17 are far less likely
to receive skilled prenatal and delivery care than
women between the ages of 19 and 23 (Reynolds
et al., 2003).
The Clinical Practice Guidelines for Midwifery & Women’s Health provided here represent
a compilation of current practices that includes evidence-based, traditional, and
empiric care from a wide variety of sources. The Clinical Practice Guidelines for Midwifery
& Women’s Health are used voluntarily and assume that the practicing women’s
health professional will temper them with sound clinical judgment, knowledge of
patient or client preferences, national and local standards, and attention to sound risk
Expanding nursing education programs at all levels is essential to ensuring access to quality
health care for the world’s population. The easing of the nursing shortage in some nations is a
direct result of the global financial crisis and should not be used as justification to cut funding for
entry-level and advanced programs that prepare professional nurses.
Why buy a book about psychopharmacology if you don’t prescribe medications?
Ask yourself, how many of your clients tell you about the medications they are
taking or wonder if they should be taking, for whatever disorder they are receiving
treatment for from you. Or, do they tell you that they appreciate having more time
with you than they get with the person who prescribes their medications so they can
ask their questions in a less hurried environment? This is the feedback from many
mental health professionals, psychologists, social workers, therapists, and nurses,
that we have received....
Guidelines for the Development and Application of Health, Safety and Environmental Management Systems includes Organisation, resources and documentation, Evaluation and risk management, Implementation and monitoring, Auditing and reviewing,...
Last year, applications to nursing degree programs increased by 73.7% in the United Kingdom
(UK), making nursing the top subject area in terms of the highest number of applications
received. Despite the strong student interest, the Department of Health in England recently
announced the need to cut funding to nursing programs by up to 15% over the next 3 years.
Universities in England have confirmed that the number of commissions is likely to decrease by
approximately 10-15%, which would curtail future growth in nursing programs. ...
A recent report
5 by Dr. K. Kellie Leitch to the Minister of Health highlighted three major areas of focus to improve child health.
Genomics will play a critical role in addressing two of these areas: obesity and healthy lifestyles, and mental health and
Improving child health through genomics directly aligns with the goals of the National Science and Technology strategy,
focusing our S&T investment in the high priority area of health and related life sciences and technologies, which is identified
as one of four areas of focus for investment.
The study has a clear social marketing function – the findings can be used to
build an understanding of pressing issues and build political commitment
through climate-setting and awareness-raising. It could, for example, encourage
the participation of young people through youth councils, peer education, schools
etc., in analysing data and designing responses.
The study could also be used as a reference base for policy-making in countries:
for example, by supporting country interministerial groups set up to address
young people’s health....
The Men’s Questionnaire was administered to all men age 15-59 living in every other household in the CDHS sample. The Men’s Questionnaire collected much of the same information found in the Women’s Questionnaire but was shorter because it did not contain a detailed reproductive history or questions on maternal and child health or nutrition.
An instruction manual was also developed to support standardized data collection. All data collection instruments were pre-tested in June-July, 2010.
Preparation of this report and related maintenance and updating of the GISAH was a
collaborative effort between the WHO Department of Mental Health and Substance
Abuse, Management of Substance Abuse, and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
(CAMH), Toronto, Canada. Contributions from Louis Gliksman, Jürgen Rehm and Marg
Rylett of CAMH as well as from Gerhard Gmel of the Swiss Institute for the Prevention
of Alcohol and Drug Problems, Lausanne, Switzerland, were essential to the development
of this report.
Use of ABHPs is surging but must be part
of a broader strategy to be effective
Account-based health plans can be an important
element in an organization’s health benei t
management if the right incentives and employee
education are attached. Today, 59% of companies
have an ABHP in place, with another 11% expectin
to add one by 2013. But ABHPs will not necessaril
result in lower costs without signii cant enrollment
Our results show that employers that take a
comprehensive approach to ABHPs (e.g.
The second edition of the Basic Guide to System Safety contains all of the content
of the first edition, updated (where applicable) to reflect current industry practice.
The first edition of the Basic Guide to System Safety was the first volume issued
in a series of Basic Guide books that focused on the topics of interest to the practicing
occupational safety and/or health professional.
We now turn to presenting results. After examining the demographic characteristics of Cambodian
elders, we explore a number of social, economic and health issues in that order. When presenting the
results in tabular form, we limit examination of differentials to gender, location (Phnom Penh versus the
remainder of the provinces) and age (60-69 versus 70+). Each of these dimensions are typically of
interest for both academics and policy-makers.
Dissociative amnesia could be differentiated according to the degree and timeframe of
impairment (global versus selective, anterograde versus retrograde) of autobiographical-
episodic memory and the co-existence of deficits in autobiographical-semantic memory and
general semantic knowledge. The most frequent types of dissociative amnesias are
retrograde, a fact that is in fact captured by the diagnostic criteria of DSM-IV-TR (2000). The
latter distinguishes between localized amnesia, selective amnesia, generalized amnesia,
continuous amnesia and systematized amnesia. ...
To discuss embryological thought in seventeenth-century England is to discuss the main currents in
embryological thought at a time when those currents were both numerous and shifting. Like every other
period, the seventeenth century was one of transition. It was an era of explosive growth in scientific ideas and
techniques, suffused with a creative urge engendered by new philosophical insights and the excitement of