Category Archives: Health

On SAGE Insight: Why are there ethnic differences in cardio-metabolic risk factors and cardiovascular diseases?

The population of Europe has become increasingly more ethnically diverse with an estimated 55% of residents in urban London originating from non-White British backgrounds. Studies investigating populations of various ethnic backgrounds have found the risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Building Healthy Community Environments: A Public Health Approach

From Public Health Reports Environmental quality has a profound effect on health and the burden of disease. In the United States, the environment-related burden of disease is increasingly dominated by chronic diseases. These days the broad environmental and public health effects of … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Mobile phone messaging to promote uptake of HIV testing among migrant African communities in the UK

Special Issue: Health, Education and Migration – Guest Editor: Felicity Thomas, Elaine Chase and Peter Aggleton  From Health Education Journal African communities are a focus of public health efforts to increase uptake of HIV testing. Low levels of HIV testing … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Health Dynamics in the Built Environment: An Urban Intensity Perspective

Article title: Health Dynamics in the Built Environment: An Urban Intensity Perspective – An Exploratory Study in Trinidad and Tobago From Environmental Health Insights The built environment is inextricably linked to the health and well-being of its inhabitants, shaping patterns … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Behavioral and Environmental Strategies to Improve Vigilance and Alertness in Healthcare Settings

Article title: Alert Workplace From Healthcare Workers’ Perspective: Behavioral and Environmental Strategies to Improve Vigilance and Alertness in Healthcare Settings From HERD: Health Environments Research & Design Journal Sleepiness, and loss of alertness, is a common problem for healthcare workers … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Analysis of community-led collaboration to reduce health inequity in a deprived neighbourhood

Article title: A stakeholder analysis of community-led collaboration to reduce health inequity in a deprived neighbourhood in South Korea From Global Health Promotion Health inequity has no simple causes or solutions. People experience health inequity in their lives under systemic … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: The performance of the Canadian and Australian health systems

From Healthcare Management Forum Canada and Australia share similarities in political culture, values, and institutional arrangements. Both are federations with a large land area, low population density, and many remote areas. One point of difference is that Canada has a … Continue reading

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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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