57 posts tagged health
Make Your Health Last
The Canadian Stroke and Heart Foundation draws attention how a healthy lifestyle can affect our quality-of-life on the long term. The split screen makes two different scenarios visible how last 10 years might look like.
Racism Makes Me Sick Campaign
This new anti-racism campaign from Australia, which was launched yesterday, isn’t the common fight against racism. It is about the threat to public health racism can be. A range of health problems including high blood pressure and heart disease, depression, anxiety, low birth rate and premature birth can all be caused directly by people’s personal experiences of racism.
What a great way to bridge the gap between a social determinant of health and health outcomes!
Despite their greater life expectancy, the adults of today are less “metabolically” healthy than their counterparts of previous generations. That’s the conclusion of a large cohort study which compared generational shifts in a range of well established metabolic risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Assessing the trends, the investigators concluded that “the more recently born generations are doing worse”, and warn “that the prevalence of metabolic risk factors and the lifelong exposure to them have increased and probably will continue to increase.”
Lift your Skirt for a Pap Smear
The Singapore Cancer Society raises awareness for cervical cancer and invites Singapore women to free pap smear screenings in May 2013. Each year, 200 women are newly diagnosed with the preventable disease and 70 die from it.
Likes are not enough…
I like the surprising fundraising approach by UNICEF to support polio vaccination.
A Candle with Health Message
This special candle comes in form of a man that holds a cigarette, which is functioning as candlewick. The candle man was placed by the Singapore Cancer Society in cafes and bars. Guests could watch how the candle man melted away and was literally killed by smoking.
Facing Mental Illness…
an infographic by the USC School of Social Work
The Three Amigos
Last weekend I attended the Global Health & Innovation Conference in Yale and listened to a talk by Firdaus Kharas. He refers to himself as animated activist and produces animated films in order to tackle major health and social issues. Following video shows the Three Amigos, a series focusing on HIV/AIDS prevention.
Follow the Frog
I love the positive and humorous approach of the little film that demonstrates what differences we can all make in our day-by-day life in order to protect the rainforest without feeling to overwhelmed by the task. The educational messages are embedded in an entertaining story that features a character I can completely relate to.
Thank you Brenda for bringing the video to my attention.
The release of the first issue of Global Health: Science and Practice - Dedicated to what works in global health programs is an important moment in Public Health.
I am convinced the online, open-access and peer-reviewed journal can help to bridge the gap between research and practice in global health and provide valuable support for health program planners, implementers, and evaluators. The journal focuses -different than other health journals- on practical program implementation issues, detailed information on program components and implementation processes.
Key topics are related to health issues (e.g. child health, HIV/AIDS), programming models (e.g. community-based services, private-sector approaches), and cross-cutting issues (e.g. mHealth/eHealth, monitoring and evaluation). The website offers also instructions for interested authors, global health job listings, and comprehensive alert services.
Making learning fun is great, especially when talking about viruses and pandemics, but I had sometimes a hard time to follow the video. It sounded like the recording was played in a fast-forward mode.
Watched this in class today. I love it when learning is fun :)
… they just need a positive, can-do attitude.
The blog Thumbs and Ammo is a collection of images featuring famous movie scenes. As you may notice, the images are slightly adapted and the movie characters transfer from holding a gun into a thumbs-up position.
Washing hands with soap can have a major impact on public health in any country and significantly reduce the two leading causes of childhood mortality – diarrheal disease and acute respiratory infection as described in the Global Handwashing Handbook.
Thank you Dimmy for bringing this video to my attention :-)
HIV Infection Tends To Be Concentrated Where Sex Education Is Lacking
Based on a recent CDC HIV Surveillance Report
- available in PDF
Researchers from the CDC [have mapped] the incidence of HIV around the country, and have discovered a disturbing trend.
Among the states with the highest rates of new HIV diagnoses were nearly all of the states in the deep south, many of which don’t require school districts to teach ‘medically accurate’ sex education, and some of which don’t require any sex education at all.
Stop the Denial - If you fart socially you are a farter and if you smoke socially you are a smoker
… is the key message of the amusing PSA by Canada’s Ministry of Health.