Health law creates challenges for various parts of the system
News outlets report on a variety of implementation issues, including the question of how to provide treatment for the millions of people with addiction and alcohol dependencies who will have insurance for the first time and the difficulties faced by safety-net hospitals.
U.N. nutrition report calls for increased action to address stunting in children
"A United Nations nutrition report [.pdf] released [Monday] shows that progress has been made in recent years in addressing stunting in children, and calls for increased efforts to accelerate a response to a condition that affects some 165 million children across the world," the U.N. News Centre reports.
Focus on early childhood critical to new development framework
"UNICEF's latest report [.pdf] on child nutrition, launched at the Dublin Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, Climate Justice hosted by the Mary Robinson Foundation and Irish Government, revealed that every year 2.3 million children under the age of five still die of malnutrition and 165 million children are stunted as a result of not receiving enough nutritious food within the first 1,000 days of life," British Member of Parliament Ivan Lewis, the shadow secretary of state for international development, writes in a Huffington Post U.K. "Politics" opinion piece.
Investigating effectiveness of clinical interventions needed for maltreated children
In 2011, 6.2 million children in the United States were referred to child welfare agencies for suspected physical abuse, sexual abuse or neglect. Children who have experienced maltreatment are at serious risk for a host of mental health and other problems that can persist throughout childhood and adulthood.
Mathematical Model For HIV Prevention
South Africa is home to the largest HIV epidemic in the world with a total of 5.6 million people living with HIV. Large-scale clinical trials evaluating combination methods of prevention and treatment are often prohibitively expensive and take years to complete. In the absence of such trials, mathematical models can help assess the effectiveness of different HIV intervention combinations, as demonstrated in a new studyÂ¹ by Elisa Long and Robert Stavert from Yale University in the US. Their findings appear in the Journal of General Internal MedicineÂ², published by Springer...