Reflect disparities

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  • Second, within the wider pattern of concurrent care, we identified a more complex relationship between the two broader provider groups – for high users of GPs, consultation with some CAM practitioners (eg. acupuncturists) is associated with less frequent visits with a GP. It is possible that this finding reflects a change in women’s health-seeking behaviour as a result of what they perceive as a discouraging response by their GPs to their concerns or preferences [26,27].

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  • “However, the Rockefeller Foundation argues that these traditional approaches to communication are generally insufficient in addressing the reality of the development problems that exist, as they do not always reflect the complex changes in the communications environments taking place in many developing country societies: “Communication can play a much greater role in enabling people to take control over their own lives, in enabling people and societies to set their own agendas in relation to political, economic and social development; and in enabling, in particular, the voices of the ...

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  • We therefore come from widely differing backgrounds: foreign ministers, finance and planning officials, policymakers in agriculture, science, and technology. Many of the Commissioners are cabinet ministers and senior economists in their own nations, concerned largely with the affairs of those countries. As Commissioners, however, we were acting not in our national roles but as individuals; and as we worked, nationalism and the artificial divides between "industrialized" and "developing", between East and West, receded.

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  • The B2B Marketing community has been humbled by the recent recession. This economic crisis has forced marketers to operate with limited resources, while facing a need to produce a higher level of quality leads than ever before. Through budget cuts and increased expectations, the organizations that persevered were the ones who effectively applied the most efficient marketing tactics for every stage of the sales funnel, from lead generation to sales conversion, and then closed the loop with sound marketing analytics for continual improvement.

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  • Today, many marketers use specific images that are meaningful to this audience: celebrities such as entertainers, rap singers and athletes; models in fashionable dress; models using specific cultural associations expressed in language and mannerisms; youth representing peer approval; and popular music unique to a specific group of children of color. Other marketing strategies lure young consumers with routine “low” and special discounted prices for over-sized amounts of foods and beverages, such as McDonald’s Meal Deals and 7–11’s Big Gulp oversized beverages....

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  • Though it is widely recognized that the population of the United States is aging, much of our current understanding in the field of individual decision making is based on data from student populations. While this could be a consequence of subject availability, it may reflect a common though largely unsubstantiated belief that decision making ability declines with aging (Peters 2000). Many older individuals are productive and intellectually viable throughout their lives. Still, others are vulnerable to dementia and neurodegenerative illnesses, such as Alzheimer's disease.

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  • Indoor exposure to air pollutants causes very significant damage to health glo- bally – especially in developing countries. The chemicals reviewed in this volume are common indoor air pollutants in all regions of the world. Despite this, public health awareness on indoor air pollution has lagged behind that on outdoor air pollution. The current series of indoor air quality guidelines, focuses specifically on this problem.

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  • Key elements of successful programmes Key elements of successful WHP programmes include: establishing clear goals and objectives, linking programmes to business objectives; strong management support; effective communication with, and involvement of, employees at all levels of development and implementation of the WHP programme; creating supportive environments; adapting the programme to social norms and building social support; considering incentives to foster adherence to the programmes and improving self-efficacy of the participants. ...

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  • Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window is an extended exercise in the use of Point of View camera and editing. The entire film takes place in one location as the main character is confined to a wheel chair and observes the world through his window. Throughout the film, we see events through the viewpoint of the main character as he spies on his neighbours. In this scene, a series of point of view shots allow us to see a murder mystery unfold.

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  • A processing department is an organizational unit where work is performed on a prod- uct and where materials, labor, or overhead costs are added to the product. For example, a Nalley’s potato chip factory might have three processing departments—one for preparing potatoes, one for cooking, and one for inspecting and packaging. A brick factory might have two processing departments—one for mixing and molding clay into brick form and one for firing the molded brick. Some products and services may go through a number of processing departments, while others may...

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  • The Janus kinase–signal transducer and activator of transcription (JAK–STAT) pathway is utilized by a range of cytokines (interferons, IL-2 and IL-6 amongst others) that control survival, proliferation and differentiation responses in diverse cell types. The realisation that unregulated activation of this pathway is a key driver of not only chronic inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, colitis and psoriasis, but also many cancers has identified its components as targets for therapeutic intervention by small molecule inhibitors and biologicals.

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  • Cattle and buffalo are an integral part of the mixed crop-livestock smallholder farming systems in the developing countries of the Asia-Pacific region. Apart from being a crucial source of high quality food (meat and milk), dairy farming provides employment, sustainable income and social security to millions of smallholder farmers within the region. Also, attaining food security and self-sufficiency in livestock products is a high priority development goal of most countries in this region.

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  • Potential negative consequences of early identification of cognitive impairment clearly exist. Labelling an individual as demented may affect his or her ability to obtain life or health insurance, and may influence attitudes towards the individual by health care professionals and others. The label of Alzheimer’s disease may cause prejudice and difficulty in gaining admission to some long-term facilities.

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  • For investments to provide local benefits, mechanisms need to be in place ensuring technical and economic viability, consistency with local land use plans and taxation regimes, and transfers of assets from nonviable projects. This should also include the scope for investment and associated land governance issues in countries’ broader development strategies that identify areas or crops where investment can provide the highest benefits based on agro-ecological endowments and existing land use intensity.

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  • Skylines, and other directly related problems such as multiobjective opti- mization [Steuer 1986], maximum vectors [Kung et al. 1975; Matousek 1991], and the contour problem [McLain 1974], have been extensively studied and nu- merous algorithms have been proposed formain-memory processing. To the best of our knowledge, however, the first work addressing skylines in the context of databaseswasBorzsonyi et al. [2001],which develops algorithms based on block nested loops, divide-and-conquer, and index scanning. An improved version of block nested loops is presented in Chomicki et al.

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  • And what effect do these industrial shifts have on the employability of city residents? The transformation has favored a more educated labor force over blue-collar or entry- level workers, and it has been most pronounced in the Northeast and Midwest, which house the greatest concentration of minority groups (Moss and Tilly, 1991; Kasarda, 1985, 1989, 1990).

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  • The ownership of insurers and the scope of their activities may also pose market challenges. While competition is arguably limited by the presence of few players, such as in the Irish insurance system, the existence of several players is not the only measure of market competitiveness. Mobility across insurers is low in many OECD countries. It is also sometimes challenging to establish incentives for “healthy” and equitable competition among PHI insurers, as they face incentives to concentrate on good risks, thereby failing to cover more vulnerable individuals.

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  • General Practitioners are usually the first medical point of contact for elderly people, but some doctors may fail to diagnose alcohol misuse in a population where there are other urgent medical matters and some believe that it may be better for the individual to continue in their established pattern of drinking as altering it could be harmful. Elderly patients may show reluctance at disclosing their alcohol intake and relatives may wish to hide the evidence of the misuse of alcohol and deny the existence of the problem.

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  • Banks in Italy and Spain made bids for a large proportion of the funds allocated at the first three-year LTRO (Graph 3, centre panel), while the funding situation of banks in other regions improved indirectly. 2 Banks in Germany, Luxembourg and Finland, for example, did not take much additional funding at the first LTRO. However, some of the allotted funds, perhaps after a number of transactions, ended up as deposits with these banks, boosting the liquidity of their balance sheets.

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  • Hydraulic fracturing, like any deep drilling operation, is subject to the risk of leaks and spills that can cause areas to be contaminated by hazardous waste. In 1980, the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) provided for the clean-up of abandoned hazardous waste and established liability to those who released the wastes to pay for clean-up [18]. Yet oil and gas exploration is exempt from clean-up of accidental spills, leaks, and problems from underground injection via the Energy Policy Act of 2005 [19].

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