Category Archives: Health

On SAGE Insight: Research to Policy Gap in 2013 and Recommendations for the Future

From INQUIRY: The Journal of Health Care Organization, Provision, and Financing The year 2017 has ushered in a political climate in the United States where questions about the relevance of scientific research within a highly politicized policy environment loom large. … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Self-monitoring for health and wellness

The use of persuasive technologies (PT) aimed at encouraging desirable change by shaping and reinforcing behavior, attitude, or both, is growing in virtually all areas of health and wellness. Self-monitoring, through various tools including smartphone apps and other devices, is … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Why are African Americans more susceptible to acute respiratory distress syndrome?

Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a vexing critical care illness in patients with respiratory failure. A fundamental pathobiological feature of ARDS is an increase in blood vessel permeability, and the permeability of its lining, resulting in excessive fluid leakage … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Pharmacotherapy of type 1 diabetes in children and adolescents: more than insulin?

For pediatric patients with type 1 diabetes, intensified insulin therapy, with either multiple daily injections or insulin pump therapy, is currently the only method of treatment. To optimize this therapy, insulin analogues are fixed parts of all therapy regimens. Analogue … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Prospective Associations Between Play Environments and Pediatric Obesity

From American Journal of Health Promotion Active play has recently caught the attention of public health scholars as a promising strategy for promoting children’s well-being. Children engage in far less active play today than in previous decades. This trend is likely … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: 4 free must-read journal articles to mark World Stroke Day 2018

Some great free reads on Stroke issues covering prevention programs, food management, disability, infection risk and more…  Journal articles: Cut stroke in half: Polypill for primary prevention in stroke International Journal of Stroke, DOI: 10.1177/1747493018761190, First Published February 20, 2018 … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Audio Description in the UK: What works, what doesn’t, and understanding the need for personalising access

From British Journal of Visual Impairment Audio Description for film and television is a pre-recorded track that uses verbal descriptions to provide information on visual aspects of a film or TV programme. In the UK, it is currently the only … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: “Listen to your body”: Participants’ alternative to science in online health discussions

From Health: An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine This paper presents a discursive psychological analysis of how the idiomatic expression “Listen to Your Body” is deployed in online forum discussions about ADHD medication and … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: New research proposes using local data in exposing problem areas and resolving malnutrition

Article title: Lost in Aggregation: The Geographic Distribution of Kwashiorkor From Food and Nutrition Bulletin Kwashiorkor, one of the most extreme forms of malnutrition, is estimated to affect more than a hundred thousand children annually. The condition can make a … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Keep calm, there is an app to help you control your smartphone use

Are you spending too much time on your smartphone? Do you ever feel like you’re missing out if you have not checked your phone in a while? If that is the case, you are not the only one. But do … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Tackling the childhood obesity problem with the EatSmart School Accreditation Scheme

Article title: School accreditation scheme reduces childhood obesity in Hong Kong From Global Health Promotion Childhood obesity is an increasing threat to the health of primary school students in Hong Kong. The EatSmart School Accreditation Scheme (ESAS) aiming at combating … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Powerful substances in tiny amounts: An interview study of psychedelic microdosing

To microdose a psychedelic drug means to take a dose small enough to provide no intoxication or significant alteration of consciousness. Microdosing has been growing in popularity and visibility in recent years, and has received substantial media coverage. However, it … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Digitization of the health sector in Pakistan: challenges and opportunities to online health communication

Article title: Digitization of the health sector in Pakistan: challenges and opportunities to online health communication: A case study of MARHAM social and mobile media From DIGITAL HEALTH The role of social and new media in the health sector has … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: How do we make substance abuse treatment for young people more equal?

In a recent study that I published with my colleague Mikael Dahlberg in Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, we found that girls with substance abuse problems appear to have more difficult childhoods and family environments than boys. In addition, … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Does race play a role in pulmonary hypertension?

Pulmonary hypertension, or high blood pressure of the arteries in the lungs, is a common condition that affects hundreds of thousands of people. Pulmonary hypertension can be inherited, develop spontaneously, or be associated with another disease such as heart failure. … Continue reading

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