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In Reply: Dr Chaput and colleagues argue that it is premature to conclude that sedentary time is not associated with cardiometabolic health outcomes in children. Our study concluded that “higher levels of time in MVPA appear to be associated with better cardiometabolic risk factors regardless of...
A new report from US researchers outlines key actions to address maternal morbidity in the developing world (Hardee K et al. Global Public Health. doi:10.1080/17441692.2012.668919 [published online March 16, 2012]). (Photo credit: Mark Garten/UN Photo) A new report offers recommendations for...
Recognizing and addressing the impact of dementia should be a public health priority around the world, according to a new report published by the World Health Organization and Alzheimer's Disease International (http://tinyurl.com/cwu7syc). The report, “Dementia: A Public Health Priority,” points...
Now that more than 5 billion people worldwide have a cell phone, mobile technology sits poised to revolutionize the way medical care and health information are delivered, particularly in the developing world. A number of efforts are under way to leverage mobile technology's tools to align with...
By Sridhar Venkatapuram 270 pp, $24.95 Cambridge, United Kingdom, Polity Press, 2011 ISBN-13: 978-0-7456-5035-7 Several years ago I read an essay about personal responsibility and health care that described efforts to improve adherence among West Virginia's Medicaid population.1 West Virginia's...
To the Editor: Dr Ekelund and colleagues1 reported that time spent sedentary is unrelated to established cardiometabolic risk factors after adjusting for time spent in moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity (MVPA). Although the authors studied 20 871 children and adolescents and...
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