Tag archive for Child health

Evacuating hospitals in Australia: What lessons can we learn from the world literature

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There is a need for more structured and detailed reporting of hospital responses to disaster. All hospitals must have a practised, detailed hospital evacuation plan existing before an impending threat.
This systematic review aimed …

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Differing community responses to similar public health threats

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There are significant differences in how communities respond to similar public health threats. More work is needed to develop theoretical models that apply to the community level and do not assume that a community’s …

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Respiratory health outcomes and air pollution in the Eastern Mediterranean Region

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Increased risk of adult asthma was associated with dust storms. More research is needed to assess the impact of air pollution, including making reliable, nation-level standardized assessments for different pollutants.
Thirty-six studies were …

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The health and health care system impacts of earthquakes, windstorms and floods

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Floods and windstorms were found to have significant impacts on different aspects of health such as mortality (e.g.,  higher death rates in flash floods), injury (e.g., collapse of shelter, vehicle accidents), infectious diseases (e.g., cholera, salmonella, typhoid and others), chronic diseases …

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Power outages, extreme events and health: a systematic review of the literature from 2011-2012

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Power outages were found to impact health on different levels, with recurring themes being that following a power outages healthcare services and frontlines services become difficult to access. Current evidence and knowledge on the topic was assessed to be of overall …

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Secondary stressors and extreme events and disasters: a systematic review of primary research from 2010-2011

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This is the first review to develop a typology of secondary stressors following extreme events. Some secondary stressors are entities in themselves, whereas others are primary stressors whose immediate effects have not been mitigated. Future research should focus on defining secondary …

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La eficacia de la capacitación en nutrición del personal de salud para mejorar las prácticas de alimentación de los cuidadores deniños de seis meses a dos años de edad

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La capacitación en nutrición para el personal de salud puede mejorar la frecuencia de alimentación, ingesta energética, y la variedad de la dieta de niños de seis meses a dos años de edad. El aumento de la capacitación para el personal …

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El efecto de la suplementación equilibrada con proteicocalóricos a mujeres embarazadas con desnutrición y el crecimiento físico del niño en países con bajos y medianos ingresos

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No se observaron beneficios significativos de la administración de PES en la talla o el perímetro cefálico al nacer. No se pudo determinar el impacto de la intervención en el crecimiento físico a largo plazo debido a la evidencia limitada. Se …

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Los efectos de la suplementación prenatal con multimicronutrientes sobre los resultados del embarazo

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La suplementación prenatal con multimicronutrientes fue asociada con una reducción significativa del riesgo de neonatos con bajo peso al nacer y con un aumento del peso al nacer en comparación con la suplementación con hierro-ácido fólico. No se encontró efecto de la …

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El efecto de los suplementos de micronutrientes múltiples en el embarazo y los resultados infantiles

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Ninguno de los estudios evaluó la morbilidad materna. Al ser compararada con la suplementación solo con hierro más ácido fólico, la suplementación prenatal materna con MM derivó en una reducción en la incidencia de bajo peso al nacer y SGA, pero …

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