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People who believe that stress is having an adverse impact on their health are probably right, because they have an increased risk of suffering a heart attack, according to new research published online in the European Heart Journal.
Death rates from heart disease continue to decline in most of the EU, but some countries are ‘cause for concern’
Death rates from heart disease in the European Union have more than halved in many countries since the early 1980s, according to new research published online today in the European Heart Journal. In the majority of countries, there have been ongoing steady reductions in heart disease death rates in both sexes and most age groups, including among younger people, despite increases in obesity and diabetes during this time. However, heart disease remains a leading cause of death in Europe.
In a new initiative the British Journal of Anaesthesia (BJA) has collaborated with the British Pain Society (BPS) to publish two of the new BPS Pain Patient Pathways.
Cross-country skiers who take part in one of the world’s most challenging ski races, the 90 km Vasaloppet in Sweden, are at increased risk of developing arrhythmia – problems with the rate or rhythm of their heart beat – according to a study of nearly 53,000 race participants published online today (Wednesday) in the European Heart Journal .
Drugs that are used for treating Alzheimer’s disease in its early stages are linked to a reduced risk of heart attacks and death, according to a large study of over 7,000 people with Alzheimer’s disease in Sweden.
For the past 25 years, the World Health Organisation and its partners have marked World No Tobacco Day. This day provides an opportunity to assess the impact of the world’s leading cause of preventable death — responsible for one in ten deaths globally — and to advocate for effective action to end tobacco smoking. This year, the WHO has selected the theme of banning tobacco advertising, promotion, and sponsorship.
Calorie information in fast food restaurants used by 40 percent of 9-18 year olds when making food choices
A new study published online in the Journal of Public Health has found that of young people who visited fast food or chain restaurants in the U.S. in 2010, girls and youth who were obese were more likely to use calorie information given in the restaurants to inform their food choices. It also found that young people eating at fast food or chain restaurants twice a week or more were half as likely to use calorie information as those eating there once a week or less.
Historically, law was not generally considered an important part of gerontological science. The law was, at best, considered part of gerontology in that it played a part in the shaping of public policy towards the older population, or was incidental to ethical discussions connected with old age. At worst, gerontology has simply ignored those aspects of the law connected with the old, and kept lawyers out of its province.
Women with a lean body shape have a greater risk of developing endometriosis than women who are morbidly obese, according to the largest prospective study to investigate the link.
What is the relationship between atherosclerosis and acute myocardial infarction? How do aldosterone blockers reduce mortality? What steps are doctors taking toward personalized cardiac medicine? What are the new drugs and devices to treat hypertension? What is salt’s role in the human diet? The international cardiology community examined these questions and more at the Cardiology Update 2013 in Davos, Switzerland earlier this year.
Is living alone in later life bad for your health? As we get older, the likelihood that we will be living on our own increases. We live in an ageing population and data from the Office for National Statistics show that in 2010, nearly half of people aged 75 and over were living on their own. On OUPblog, Juliet Stone discusses how some people 'bounce back' after bereavement.
Fame and achievement in performance-related careers may be earned at the cost of a shorter life, according to a study published online today in QJM: An International Journal of Medicine.
Oxford University Press (OUP) is pleased to announce that from 1 April 2013 our journals will be compliant with the Research Councils UK (RCUK) and Wellcome Trust policies on open access (OA). OUP is mission-driven to facilitate the widest possible dissemination of high-quality research. We embrace both ‘gold’ and ‘green’ open access publishing to support this mission. We are committed to working with our society partners to support sustainable OA for each community, and have consulted with each of our partners to decide on the best route to compliance for each journal.
Fertility after ectopic pregnancy: first randomised trial finds reassuring evidence on the effect of different treatments
The first randomised trial to compare treatments for ectopic pregnancies has found no significant differences in subsequent fertility between medical treatment and conservative surgery on one hand, and conservative or radical surgery on the other.
The mortality rate for men in same-sex marriages has dropped markedly since the 1990s, according to a Danish study published online today in the International Journal of Epidemiology. However, same-sex married women have emerged as the group of women with the highest, and in recent years, even further increasing mortality.
New nationwide survey of UK anaesthetists suggests low rate of patient awareness during general anaesthesia
The Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) and the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (AAGBI) today publish initial findings from a major study which looked at how many patients experienced accidental awareness during general anaesthesia.
People who suffer from insomnia appear to have an increased risk of developing heart failure, according to the largest study to investigate the link.
Muscle, skin and gastrointestinal problems cause a quarter of patients with heart disease and strokes to stop treatment in HPS2-THRIVE trial
The largest randomised study of the vitamin niacin in patients with occlusive arterial disease (narrowing of the arteries) has shown a significant increase in adverse side-effects when it is combined with statin treatment. Results from the HPS2-THRIVE study (Heart Protection Study 2 – Treatment of HDL to Reduce the Incidence of Vascular Events), including the reasons patients stopped the study treatment, are published in the European Heart Journal.
Air pollution contributes to an increased number of deaths among patients who have been admitted to hospital with heart attacks, according to a study published in the European Heart Journal.
The citrus disease Huanglongbing (HLB), meaning "yellow shoot disease" in Chinese and also called citrus greening in English-speaking countries, is the most destructive disease threatening the citrus industry worldwide. Powerful diagnostic tools and management strategies are desired to control it. A new study, published online in the journal Molecular Plant, profiled small Ribonucleic Acids (sRNAs) from both diseased and healthy plants and found that some of these tiny molecules could potentially be developed into early diagnosis markers for HLB. More importantly, the study demonstrates that the diseased trees suffered from severe phosphorus (P) deficiency and that application of phosphorus solutions to the diseased trees significantly alleviated HLB symptoms and thus improved fruit yield in a three-year field trial in southwest Florida.
Results from a new study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases suggest a link between untreated depression in older adults and decreased effectiveness of the herpes zoster, or shingles, vaccine. Older adults are known to be at risk for shingles, a painful condition caused by the reactivation of the varicella-zoster virus, and more than a million new cases occur each year in the U.S. The vaccine boosts cell-mediated immunity to the virus and can decrease the incidence and severity of the condition.
Oxford University Press is pleased to announce its new partnership with the Institute for Laboratory Animal Research (ILAR). Beginning in 2013, OUP and ILAR will be working together to publish ILAR Journal, a peer-reviewed, theme-oriented publication that provides timely information for all who use, care for, and oversee the use of animals in research. A top 10 journal in its field with a 2.33 2011 Impact Factor, ILAR Journal publishes selective original articles written by leading experts in the field that review research to promote the high-quality, humane care and use of animals and the appropriate consideration and use of alternatives.
Lung cancer is likely to overtake breast cancer as the main cause of cancer death among European women by the middle of this decade, according to new research published in the cancer journal Annals of Oncology today. In the UK and Poland it has already overtaken breast cancer as the main cause of cancer deaths in women.
In an acquisition that builds on the publisher’s already strong relationship with BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, Oxford University Press (OUP) has announced the addition of Interacting with Computers (IwC) to its journal collection.
Patients Can Emit Small, Influenza-Containing Particles Into the Air During Routine Care, Study Finds
A new study suggests that patients with influenza can emit small virus-containing particles into the surrounding air during routine patient care, potentially exposing health care providers to influenza. Published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases, the findings raise the possibility that current influenza infection control recommendations may not always be adequate to protect providers from influenza during routine patient care in hospitals.
Oxford University Press (OUP) is pleased to announce the launch of Conservation Physiology, an open access journal, edited by a prestigious team of experts headed up by Steven Cooke, from Carleton University, Canada. Conservation Physiology is published on behalf of the Society for Experimental Biology(SEB) which is committed to promote and increase the influence of Experimental Biology within the scientific community. Both OUP and the SEB recognised the expanding reader demand for research in the developing area of conservation physiology and hope this journal will serve as a home and rallying point for this rapidly emerging discipline. Publication fees will be waived for the launch period.
Spin and bias exist in a high proportion of published studies of the outcomes and adverse side-effects of phase III clinical trials of breast cancer treatments, according to new research published in the cancer journal Annals of Oncology today.
Patients with non-small-cell lung cancer survive longer if they are taking beta-blockers while receiving radiotherapy, according to a study of 722 patients published in the cancer journal Annals of Oncology today.
A new study suggests that human papillomavirus (HPV) infection in women at or after menopause may represent an infection acquired years ago, and that HPV infections may exist below limits of detection after one to two years, similar to other viruses, such as varicella zoster, which can cause shingles. The study, published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases, highlights the need for additional research to better understand HPV infections and the role of HPV persistence and reactivation, particularly in women of the baby boomer generation.
Asthma is more common among children born after infertility treatment than among children who have been planned and conceived naturally, according to findings from the UK Millennium Cohort Study published online in Europe's leading reproductive medicine journal Human Reproduction.
New research shows that the concentration of sperm in men's semen has been in steady decline between 1989 and 2005 in France. In addition, there has been a decrease in the number of normally formed sperm. The study is published in Europe's leading reproductive medicine journal Human Reproduction. The study is important because, with over 26,600 men involved, it is probably the largest studied sample in the world.
A new study of the safety of the tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine supports the recommendation that people aged 65 and older get the vaccine to protect themselves and others, particularly young babies, from pertussis. Published online in Clinical Infectious Diseases, the findings come as reported US cases of the bacterial infection, also known as whooping cough, are at the highest level since the 1950s.
Digoxin, a drug that has been used worldwide for centuries to treat heart disease, is associated with a significant increase in deaths in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), according to results from a study in the European Heart Journal.
According to official statistics, a significant minority of people living with dementia are prescribed antipsychotic drugs for behavioural and psychological symptoms. What many perhaps don’t know is that only one antipsychotic (Risperidone) has actually been licensed for use in elderly people with dementia. The rest of these drugs are prescribed “off-label”. Dr Rosie Harding and Dr Elizabeth Peel make the argument for regulatory controls on the off-label prescription of pharmaceutical products in Medical Law Review and OUPblog.
Dogs that had suffered damage to their spinal cords resulting in paralysis of their hind legs are able to walk again after the transplantation of olfactory ensheathing cells from the lining of the nose to the spinal cord. This means that humans suffering paralysis after spinal injuries could be treated with the same technique, according to research published in the journal Brain.
While the giant pumpkin looks like a wonder of nature, it is just as much a product of history and culture, that is, as much an idea as a plant type. In Environmental History Cindy Ott provides an object analysis of the giant pumpkin, which she also discusses on OUPblog.
Marine fisheries around the world are in a state of decline. Each decade the UN Food and Agriculture Organization reports that a larger fraction of the world’s fisheries are overexploited or depleted. Historical trends in individual fisheries have led some scientists to predict all major fisheries will be collapsed by mid-century. In the Review of Environmental Economics and Policy Robert Deacon outlines how fishing communities and private fishermen's organizations can enhance fisheries management. He discusses his findings on OUPblog.
Relatives of people who die suddenly from heart problems have greatly increased risk of cardiovascular disease
Relatives of young people who have died suddenly from a heart-related problem are at greatly increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease according to a study published online today in the European Heart Journal.
In March 2012 an online video campaigning for the arrest of Joseph Kony, alleged Commander-in-Chief of the Lord’s Resistance Army, was launched by Invisible Children Inc. Within six days the video had been watched by over 100 million people. A few months on, the Journal of Human Rights Practice has released a collection of four reviews on the Kony 2012 video and campaign. On the OUPblog, Lucy Harding reflects on the Kony 2012 campaign.
A mother’s age at menopause may predict her daughter’s fertility in terms of the numbers of eggs remaining in her ovaries, according to the new research published online in Europe’s leading reproductive medicine journal Human Reproduction.
Patients who have received radiotherapy for head and neck cancer often suffer from the unpleasant and distressing side-effect of a dry mouth, caused by damage to their salivary glands from the radiation. A new study published in the journal Annals of Oncology has shown that acupuncture can relieve the symptoms of dry mouth (known as xerostomia).
In 2004, the Executive Editors of Nucleic Acids Research (NAR) made the momentous decision to convert the journal from a traditional subscription based journal to one in which the content was freely available to everyone, with the costs of publication paid by the authors. On the OUPblog, Richard Roberts discusses the transition of Nucleic Acids Reasearch (NAR) to open access and some of the issues faced.
Firefighters are expected to maintain high levels of physical fitness in order to safely perform their required duties. However, many firefighters struggle to maintain fitness levels and have problems with being overweight or obese. New research from the journal Occupational Medicine examines the prevalence of obesity in firefighters and discusses the implications of their findings on the OUPBlog.
Women whose first pregnancy was ectopic have fewer children and a high risk of another ectopic pregnancy
New research published in the journal of Human Reproduction, has found that women whose first pregnancy is ectopic are likely to have fewer children in the following 20-30 years than women whose first pregnancy ends in a delivery, miscarriage or abortion, according to results from a study of nearly 3,000 women in Denmark. In addition, these women have a five-fold increased risk of a subsequent ectopic pregnancy.
Oxford University Press partners with the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law
Oxford University Press (OUP) is pleased to announce its partnership with the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT), for the publication of the Uniform Law Review.
Great apes, small numbers: Genetic study reveals recent decline in endangered orangutan population, but offers hope for the future
New research published via the Journal of Heredity, via Advanced Access, has found that Sumatran orangutans have undergone a substantial recent population decline, but the same research revealed the existence of critical corridors for dispersal migrations that, if protected, can help maintain genetic diversity and aid in the species’ conservation.
Oxford University Press has announced its 2013 launch of a new journal, London Review of International Law, for critical, innovative, and cutting-edge scholarship on international law.
Improved treatment options, a multi-pronged treatment model, and federal funding from the Ryan White Program have helped an inner city Baltimore clinic improve outcomes for HIV patients across all groups, including those most often hardest hit by the disease. Published in Clinical Infectious Diseases, the results from the 15-year analysis of patients at a clinic serving a primarily poor, African-American patient population with high rates of injection drug use demonstrate what state-of-the-art HIV care can achieve, given appropriate support.
Children living in low-income urban areas appear especially prone to developing asthma, possibly related to infections they acquire early in life. In a new study in The Journal of Infectious Diseases, available online, researchers from the University of Wisconsin in Madison investigated viral respiratory illnesses and their possible role in the development of asthma in urban versus suburban babies. The differences in viral illness patterns they found provide insights that could help guide the development of new asthma treatments in children.
Researchers studying the origins of sudden cardiac death have found that in both men and women a thin placenta at birth was associated with sudden cardiac death. A thin placenta may result in a reduced flow of nutrients from the mother to the foetus. The authors suggest that sudden cardiac death may be initiated by impaired development of the autonomic nervous system in the womb, as a result of foetal malnutrition. The research was published in the International Journal of Epidemiology.
Oxford University Press (OUP) has announced the launch of a new 2013 title: Journal of Antitrust Enforcement (JAE).
Joseph C. McMurray discusses the interesting, if somewhat uncommon, mathematical lens through which to view politics on the OUPblog.
Oxford University Press (OUP) is pleased to announce that Progress of Theoretical and Experimental Physics (PTEP) has been identified for participation in SCOAP3 (Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics), a new collaborative initiative for open access (OA) publishing in high-energy physics, which aims to convert the literature of the field to open access by redirecting subscriptions fees to directly pay for the publishing services, in a way transparent to authors.
Results from world’s first registry of pregnancy and heart disease reveals important differences between countries and heart conditions
Results from the world’s first registry of pregnancy and heart disease have shown that most women with heart disease can go through pregnancy and delivery safely, so long as they are adequately evaluated, counselled and receive high quality care. The findings are published online today in the European Heart Journal
Oxford University Press (OUP) is pleased to announce a publishing partnership with the Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States to publish their quarterly journal, MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States.
Oxford University Press and the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property announce new publication partnership
Oxford University Press (OUP) and the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR) are very pleased to announce a new partnership between the Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice (JIPLP) and Gewerblicher Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht, Internationaler Teil (GRUR Int.), a publication of the GRUR.
People can be obese but metabolically healthy and fit, with no greater risk of developing or dying from cardiovascular disease or cancer than normal weight people, according to the largest study ever to have investigated this, which is published online in the European Heart Journal.
Study finds increased risk of prematurity and low birth weight in babies born after three or more abortions
One of the largest studies to look at the effect of induced abortions on a subsequent first birth has found that women who have had three or more abortions have a higher risk of some adverse birth outcomes, such as delivering a baby prematurely and with a low birth weight. The new study is published today in the journal Human Reproduction.
Oxford University Press (OUP) today announced that the esteemed American Journal of Hypertension will be joining the publisher’s journal collection.
The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene’s two prestigious journals will join the Oxford University Press (OUP) collection in a new partnership announced between the organizations.
Spouses of people who suffer a sudden heart attack have an increased risk of depression, anxiety, or suicide after the event, even if their partner survives, according to new research in the European Heart Journal.
On the OUPblog, Nick Hayes writes on the public opinion of the National Health Service before it was created.
The exceptional standards of Oxford University Press (OUP) journals has been confirmed with the release of the 2011 Journal Citation Reports© by Thomson Reuters. Over two-thirds of the titles in the publisher’s list have increased their impact factor since last year, attesting to OUP’s continued commitment to improving the quality of its journals.
Oxford University Press (OUP) is pleased to announce its recent acquisition of The American Journal of Jurisprudence (AJJ), which was previously self-published by the University of Notre Dame Law School.
On the OUPBlog, Nicholas Mahnan discusses why small farmers in developing countries are not adopting no-till agriculture in farming.
Oxford University Press (OUP) is pleased to announce the launch of The Chinese Journal of Comparative Law(CJCL), under the auspices of the International Academy of Comparative Law (IACL) and in association with the Silk Road Institute for International and Comparative Law (SRIICL) at Xi’an Jiaotong University, China.
Research published in the journal Age and Ageing, which studied nursing homes in the Munster region of Ireland, has found that a significant proportion of older patients have either been prescribed a potentially inappropriate medicine or they are not prescribed a medicine that would normally be beneficial.
A new long-term study of people infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV), published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases, has found increased deaths from both liver-related and non-liver related diseases in patients with active infections who had not cleared their infection.
Oxford University Press (OUP) has just announced a major new acquisition that will see the publisher take joint ownership of the Journal of Surgical Case Reports.
More children are surviving cancer in Britain than ever before according to new research published in the cancer journal Annals of Oncology. The improvement in survival has been driven by the increasing numbers taking part in clinical trials since 1977 when the UK Children’s Cancer Study Group (UKCCSG)  was established.
On the OUPblog, author Reem Abou-El-Fadl discusses why Eygpt needs to look beyond the traditional conventions of transitional justice when looking at reform.
On the Pacific coast of Costa Rica a major predator in the community of animals living on sandy beaches is a snail, a species of Olive Shell (Agaronia propatula). In a recent study published in the Journal of Molluscan Studies, Dr Winifred Peters and his team reveal that these predatory snails are quite indiscriminate in their attacking behaviour.
Authors Benjamin Stevens and Brett M. Rogers discuss how the new Ridley Scott film Prometheus vividly exemplifies how modern science fiction is a rich site of classical reception on the OUPblog.
Oxford University Press (OUP) and the Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health Foundation are pleased to announce the launch of the open access journal Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health (EMPH).
A new study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases and available online shows how seasonal changes in outpatient antibiotic use – retail sales of antibiotics typically get a boost during the winter – can significantly alter seasonal patterns of drug resistance. The findings suggest that hospital campaigns to reduce inappropriate antibiotic use should be coordinated with efforts in the broader community if they are to be most effective.
Oxford University Press (OUP) and the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) announced a new publishing partnership today for the Society’s highly cited and internationally prestigious journals.
Oxford University Press (OUP) is pleased to announce its partnership with the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). OUP and NASW are working together to publish the organization’s four academic journals: Social Work, Social Work Research, Children & Schools, and Health & Social Work.
Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice: How not to infringe Olympic intellectual property rights
The ability to cross a road in time is one that most of us take for granted. A new study published in the journal Age and Ageing, entitled ‘Most Older Pedestrians are unable to cross the road in time: a cross-sectional study’, has compared the walking speed of the older population in the UK (aged 65 and over) with the speed required to use a pedestrian crossing. Currently, to use a pedestrian crossing a person must cross at a speed above 1.2 meters per second.
Oxford University Press (OUP) is pleased to announce that users of its mobile-optimized journals service can now authorize their mobile devices for offsite access to institutional subscriptions.
A new article on OUPblog, by Mark W. Moffett, looks at the different methods and types of societies created by various organisms. He reflects on his recent research published in the journal Behavioural Ecology that looks at the two methods used by different organisms to define a society.
Scientists turn patients’ skin cells into heart muscle cells to repair their damaged hearts: first report
For the first time scientists have succeeded in taking skin cells from heart failure patients and reprogramming them to transform into healthy, new heart muscle cells that are capable of integrating with existing heart tissue. The research, which is published online today in the European Heart Journal, opens up the prospect of treating heart failure patients with their own, human-induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) to repair their damaged hearts.
On the 14th May 1496, the British doctor Edward Jenner administered the first smallpox vaccination to James Phipps, an eight-year-old boy. To mark the anniversary, the OUP Blog speaks with Martin S. Hirsch, MD, FIDSA. Dr. Hirsch is editor-in-chief of The Journal of Infectious Diseases, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, professor of infectious diseases and immunology at the Harvard School of Public Health, and a physician at Massachusetts General Hospital.
A new study by economists Christian Dustmann, Tommaso Frattini and Ian Preston, entitled “The Effect of Immigration along the Distribution of Wages” and published in the journal Review of Economic Studies, has analysed the effect of immigration on the wages of UK-born workers along the entire distribution of wages. The evidence suggest that immigration in the UK has contributed positively to average wage growth of UK-born workers but that, while benefiting workers in the middle and upper part of the wage distribution, it put downward pressure on wages of workers at the bottom of the wage distribution. While beneficial to the average UK-born worker it may have widened wage gaps at the lower end
On the OUPblog, Callum Brown talks about the threat to the ‘Christian Nation’ that occurred in 1955 when Margaret Knight became the first female atheist to be allowed to broadcast her views in Britain.
Oregon investigators recently mapped the trail of an outbreak of a nasty stomach bug among participants in a girls’ soccer tournament to a reusable open top grocery bag stored in a hotel bathroom. Their findings, which illustrate the role that inanimate objects can play in spreading norovirus infection, appear in The Journal of Infectious Diseases and are now available online.
Intrauterine devices (IUDs) should be used routinely to provide emergency contraception, according to the authors of the first systematic review of all available data from the past 35 years. They found that IUDs had a failure rate of less than one per thousand and were a more effective form of emergency contraception than the “morning after pill”. In addition, IUDs continued to protect women from unwanted pregnancy for many more years if they were left in place.
We already know there are long-term health problems associated with pre-term birth, but what about babies born post-term? New research published in the International Journal of Epidemiology has found that post-term birth, defined as a birth after a pregnancy of 42 weeks, is associated with more behavioural and emotional problems in early childhood, especially Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) problems.
There has been an explosion in demand for migration research over the past 30 years, driven by intense interest amongst policy makers, academics, students, and the media. Journalists, academics, students, and policy makers at all levels are striving to stay updated on the latest data and thinking about migration.
New study finds that older age and receiving free school meals is associated with an increased likelihood of substance use among schoolchildren
A new study, published today in the Journal of Public Health, explores the relationship between substance use, subjective wellbeing and socioeconomic status in 10-15 year olds attending schools in two local authorities in the North West of England. The authors, Siobhan Farmer and Dr. Barbara Hanratty from the University of Liverpool, have found that receiving free school meals and a feeling of wellbeing are associated with substance use in children and young people. Young people who report being happy or are able to communicate with their family rather than friends are less likely to use substances. But older age and receiving free school meals are associated with an increased likelihood of substance use.
On the OUP blog, Mark McCann discusses the why women are admitted to residential and nursing homes at a greater rate than men of the same age and health, and suggests that the assumption that older men are less willing to care for their partners is wrong. McCann bases his blog on his recent paper 'Gender differences in care home admission risk' published in the journal Age and Ageing
New study shows that cervical screening attendance is too low in younger aged women, non-Caucasian women, and those living in socio-economic deprivation
New research published today in the Journal of Public Health has found that cervical screening participation is significantly lower in general practices that look after a high percentage of younger-aged women, non-Caucasian women and those living in areas of socioeconomic deprivation. The authors, Ji Young Bang, Ghasem Yadegarfar, Michael Soljak and Azeem Majeed, suggest that this disparity needs to be addressed by developing and implementing strategies to improve cervical screening attendance in these women.
New research published today in the journal Age and Ageing has investigated why women are 40% more likely to be admitted in to a care home than men. The study found that women were often married to older partners who cannot provide care for them due to their age-related frailty. The study, entitled ‘Gender differences in care home admission risk: Partner’s age explains the higher risk for women’, used data from the Northern Ireland Longitudinal Study (NILS) derived from the Northern Ireland Health Card registration system, to which the 2001 Census return is linked. The research focused on NILS members aged 65 or over at the time, and living in a household with two people as a couple