Category Archives: Health

Archived Webinar: Marijuana on the Mind – A Primer for Policymakers

Originally published on Social Science Space March 27, 2017. “Policy has clearly outpaced science” in the United States on the issue of legalizing marijuana for either medical or recreational use, say two researchers from Harvard University and McLean Hospital, a psychiatric … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: The Meaning of Ending Life in Prison

Special Section: End of Life in Correctional Settings in France, Switzerland, UK, and the United States From Journal of Correctional Health Care The ending of life in custody should be controversial. Deaths in prison raise issues of accountability, legitimacy, and … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Psychological Distress Among Older Prisoners

Article title: Psychological Distress Among Older Prisoners: Associations With Health, Health Care Utilization, and the Prison Environment From Journal of Correctional Health Care Physical and functional health issues among older prisoners may be difficult to address in an environment designed for … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Does the alcohol industry influence the policy debate on alcohol to favor its own interests over public interests?

Article title: Drink wisely Australians, but keep drinking: does the alcohol industry in Australia frame the discourse on alcohol to maintain hegemony? From Media International Australia DrinkWise Australia is an independent, not-for-profit organisation established in 2005 by the alcohol industry. According … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: HIV Screening and the Affordable Care Act

From American Journal of Men’s Health Men continue to bear disproportionate accounts of HIV diagnoses. Provider-initiated HIV screening continues to be a barrier in the United States, as HIV screening practices among care providers fail to meet federal guidelines and … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Implication of alcohol consumption on aggregate wellbeing

From Perspectives in Public Health The recognition that alcohol consumption has implications that go beyond the individual to adversely affect his or her families and society is gaining momentum. For example in 2006, 83,180 individuals (46,825 from acute and 36,355 … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Reviewing the Assumptions About Men’s Mental Health – An Exploration of the Gender Binary

From American Journal of Men’s Health Extensive research examines gender differences in mental health. Many researchers take for granted that men’s mental health can be explained in the same terms as women’s or can be gauged using the same measures. … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight:  Informing Health Policy

Article title:  Informing Health Policy Decision Makers: A Nebraska Scope of Practice Case Study From Policy, Politics, & Nursing Practice The national shortage of primary care providers in the US is an ongoing challenge to health-care access and quality. It … Continue reading

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Explore our water themed article collections for World Water Week 2016

World Water Week, organised by the Stockholm International Water Institute, is the annual focal point for the globe’s water issues. With 1.8 billion people without safe drinking water and 2.5 billion people lacking adequate sanitation the topic of this year’s … Continue reading

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A new type of journal article from the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery

The Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery (JFMS) is pioneering a new article type in order to promote key research and, ultimately, improve the health and welfare of cats worldwide. The articles, JFMS Premier Reviews, are pivotal, state-of-the-art review papers. … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Casting the lean spell: The promotion, dilution and erosion of lean management in the NHS

From Human Relations Lean manufacturing (or ‘lean’) is one of the world’s most influential management ideas. Champions such as high-profile gurus argue that lean principles are appropriate to all kinds of organization in both the public and private sectors. This is … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: #ec: Findings and implications from a quantitative content analysis of tweets about emergency contraception

From DIGITAL HEALTH The purpose of this study, which analyzed tweets from March 2011, was to explore the ways in which Emergency Contraception EC is presented on Twitter and provide insight to public health practitioners and other professionals interested in … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Men over 60 who pay for sex use less protection and purchase more sex as they age

Article title: Condom use, sexual risk, and self-reported STI in a sample of older male clients of heterosexual prostitution in the United States From American Journal of Men’s Health This study surveyed American men between the ages of 60 and 84 … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: NICE special issue – guidance on Menopause

From Post Reproductive Health  In November 2015, the eagerly awaited NICE guidance on Menopause care was published. This special issue of Post Reproductive Health is dedicated to reviewing the guideline and looking at the implications it has for healthcare professionals. Publication of … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Thoroughly modern hygiene: Development of microbiome science

From Perspectives in Public Health Rapid development of microbiome science since the early 2000s shows that humans are ecosystems, where the microbes that live on and within us constitute an essential organ. One of the things we now see is … Continue reading

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