The Lancet: Public smoking bans linked with rapid fall in preterm births and child hospital visits for asthma

abr 15, 2014 | Un Comentario

The introduction of laws banning smoking in public places and workplaces in North America and Europe has been quickly followed by large drops in rates of preterm births and children attending hospital for asthma, according to the first systematic review and meta-analysis examining the effect of smoke-free legislation on child health, published in The Lancet.

Factores asociados con el índice de masa corporal materno en un grupo de gestantes adolescentes, Medellín, Colombia

abr 15, 2014 | 2 Comentarios

Cadernos de Saúde Pública, 2013 Natalia Zapata-López, Sandra Lucía Restrepo-Mesa Resumen El estudio tuvo como objetivo evaluar la influencia de factores socioeconómicos, de seguridad alimentaria, de salud, y algunas medidas antropométricas, en la clasificación del índice de masa corporal (IMC) en un grupo de gestantes adolescentes de la ciudad de Medellín, Colombia, durante el tercer […]

Intersectoral action for health equity: a rapid systematic review

abr 14, 2014 | No Hay Comentarios

BMC Public Health, 2013 Sume Ndumbe-Eyoh and Hannah Moffatt Abstract Background: Action on the social determinants of health is considered a necessary approach to improving health equity. Most of the social determinants of health lie outside the sphere of the health sector and thus collaboration with governmental and non-governmental sectors outside of health are required […]

Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Health and Health Care of Children

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Pediatrics, 2010 Glenn Flores and The Committee on Pediatric Research Abstract Objective: This technical report reviews and synthesizes the published literature on racial/ethnic disparities in children’s health and health care.

Webinar: La Carga de Morbilidad de la Contaminación del Aire: Nuevos Desafíos para la Región de las Américas

mar 24, 2014 | No Hay Comentarios

English below El Programa Especial en Desarrollo Sostenible y Equidad en Salud (SDE-OPS/OMS) y el Programa Ambiental de las Naciones Unidas (PNUMA) los invita a un Webinar:

Quality of Early Childhood Development Programs in Global Contexts

mar 19, 2014 | Un Comentario

Rationale for Investment, Conceptual Framework and Implications for Equity Social Policy Report, Society for Research in Child Development, 2011 Britto PR, Yoshikawa H, Boller K Abstract Across nations, Early Childhood Development (ECD) programs are of great interest to policymakers, service providers, and families.

Use of Family Care Indicators and Their Relationship with Child Development in Bangladesh

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Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition, 2010 Hamadani JD, Tofail F, Hilaly A, Huda SN, Engle P, Grantham-McGregor SM Abstract Poor stimulation in the home is one of the main factors affecting the development of children living in poverty.

The Lifelong Effects of Early Childhood Adversity and Toxic Stress

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American Academy of Pediatrics, 2012 Shonkoff JP, Garner AS Abstract Advances in fields of inquiry as diverse as neuroscience, molecular biology, genomics, developmental psychology, epidemiology, sociology, and economics are catalyzing an important paradigm shift in our understanding of health and disease across the lifespan.

The Influence of Parental Income on Children’s Outcomes

The Influence of Parental Income on Children’s Outcomes

feb 20, 2014 | No Hay Comentarios

Ministry of Social Development of New Zealand, Te Manatu¯ Whakahiato Ora, 2002 Susan E. Mayer Overview It is well established that parental income is positively associated with virtually every dimension of child well-being that social scientists measure.

Support for Physical Activity Policies and Perceptions of Work and Neighborhood Environments

feb 19, 2014 | No Hay Comentarios

Variance by BMI and Activity Status at the County and Individual Levels American Journal of Health Promotion, January 2014 Gustat J, O’Malley K, Hu T, Tabak RG, Goins KV, et al. Abstract Purpose. To examine support for local policies encouraging physical activity and perceived neighborhood environment characteristics by physical activity and weight status of respondents […]

Cómo aumentar la actividad física de los niños durante el período del recreo en las escuelas

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Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública, 2013 Chin JJ, Ludwig D Resumen Objetivos. Analizamos si la participación de las escuelas en el Programa de Mejoramiento del Recreo (PMR) en la primavera del año 2011 estuvo asociada a tasas más altas de actividad física intensa en los niños.

The Neighborhood Energy Balance Equation: Does Neighborhood Food Retail Environment + Physical Activity Environment = Obesity? The CARDIA Study

feb 19, 2014 | No Hay Comentarios

PLoS One, December 2013 Boone-Heinonen J, Diez-Roux AV, Goff DC, Loria CM, Kiefe CI, et al. Abstract Background Recent obesity prevention initiatives focus on healthy neighborhood design, but most research examines neighborhood food retail and physical activity (PA) environments in isolation.