The objectives for Healthy People 2020 are now available for review and comment. HHS encourages participation in review and comment at the 2020 Objectives Site. The site is easy to navigate, commenting is simple. I find many of the objectives grammatically convoluted and confusing. I hope the readers of this blog will visit and comment.
Archive | November, 2009
November 24, 2009
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November 16, 2009
Comments Off on Health center links food-borne illnesses with long-term health problems:
A new study has found that “survivors of severe cases of food-borne illnesses can suffer lifelong health problems.” Tanya Roberts, a board chairwoman of the Center for Foodborne Illness Research and Prevention tracked five major pathogens which “can cause paralysis, kidney failure, heart infections, neurological problems, and, in children, mental retardation, according to a white […]
November 10, 2009
Comments Off on Governments look to community-level solutions for obesity.
The Wall Street Journal (11/10, Dalton) reports that some countries’ governments have stopped focusing on individual discipline to combat obesity, and instead are working to make entire communities more healthy by reducing the opportunities to live unhealthily. Laura Kettel Khan, an obesity expert at the CDC, says that “people are finally acknowledging that the obesity […]
November 10, 2009
Comments Off on HO finds HIV/AIDS leading cause of death among women worldwide.
The World Health Organization has discovered that the “AIDS virus is the leading cause of death and disease among women between the ages of 15 and 44.” Indeed, “women enjoy a biological advantage because they tend to live six to eight years longer than men,” WHO chief Dr. Margaret Chan pointed out. “But in many […]