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Introduction

This is a collection of notes and statistics on health with an emphasis on Asian Americans who are frequently left out of news accounts even if they are in the studies. More information is at ahealth.htm under Asian American statistics

@@alchohol
asian/health/alchohol doc934:asyouth9.txt 20% of SF alchohol vs. 50% pop
doc941\washdrug.xls drug use among Washington State teenagers






@@Asbestos

@@Mesothelioma

The
Mesothelioma and Asbestos Awareness Center at http://www.maacenter.org is recognized by DisabilityInfo.gov as a reliable source of information for veterans and members of the military community. The MAA Center is accredited by the Health On The Net Foundation.

What is Mesothelioma?

Mesothelioma is a rare type of cancer that occurs in the lining of the body's internal organs, a thin layer of cells known as the mesothelium. While very thin, this layer of cells is vitally important to organ function and the health of the inner body structures. There are three recognized types of mesothelioma. Pleural mesothelioma occurs in the pleural lining of the lungs and is the most common form of the disease. Peritoneal mesothelioma occurs within the peritoneum, which lines the abdominal cavity and is the second most common form of the disease. Pericardial mesothelioma is the rarest variety of the disease and occurs in the pericardial lining of the heart. The primary cause of mesothelioma is exposure to asbestos, though other factors, such as smoking may increase the likeliness of the disease in certain individuals.


@@bicycle

About 730 deaths result from bicycle riders per year.
\doc\94\14\skate.txt 7 skaters, 730 bicycle deaths per year overall

@@Dog Bites

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr0530.htm
Fatal Dog Attacks -- United States, 1995-1996 Children and the
elderly are the main victims of fatal dog attacks. 

From 1979-1996, dog attacks claimed 306 lives in the United States.
The main victims of fatal dog attacks were children and the elderly.
In 1994, an estimated 1.8% of the U.S. population was nonfatally
bitten by a dog and 0.3% of the U.S. population sought medical care
for a dog bite. Of the more than 4.7 million bites, 800,000 bites
resulted in medical attention. In 1994, three of every 1000 persons
in the United States sought medical attention for a dog bite. The
current incidence of fatal and nonfatal bites and the large dog
population (i.e., over 53 million dogs) underscores the need for a
more aggressive approach to the prevention of dog bites.  The dog
bite problem is a preventable epidemic. Responsible dog ownership,
public education, animal control, and bite reporting are the key
elements for preventing dog bites. National Dog Prevention Week is
June 9-13, 1997.

@@Gulf War Syndrome

Fumento on Gulf "Lore" Syndrome -
no difference in birth defect rates.

@@Happiness

%%Religion

SPIRITUALITY IS A MAJOR CONTRIBUTOR TO CHILDHOOD HAPPINESS
Brainwashing or simple parenting?
March 24th, 2008  |
http://blogs.faithandmedia.org/csillag/2008/03/24/brainwashing-or-simple-parenting/

Children being raised in a religious environment is a volatile issue,
at least to anti-theists. Are we cranking out soldiers in God’s army,
to the horror of Dawkins, Hitchens, et al, or are we ensuring that our
children are equipped for life in the modern world, which is
overwhelmingly religious and/or spiritual? Are we warping them, giving
them touchstones to live by, or tools they can ultimately reject, if
they wish?

Mark Holder, associate professor of psychology at UBC Okanagan, and
graduate student Judi Wallace recently tested 315 children aged nine
to 12, measuring spirituality and other factors such as temperament
and social relations that can affect an individual’s sense of
happiness.  

The goal, said Holder, “was to see whether there’s a relation between
spirituality and happiness.” He knew going in that there was such a
relation in adults, so he took multiple measures of spirituality and
happiness in children.  The results were surprising: 6.5 to 16.5 per
cent of children’s happiness can be accounted for by spirituality.
Compare that to the four or five percent of adults for whom
spirituality accounts for happiness.  

“From our perspective, it’s a whopping big effect,” said Holder. “I
expected it to be much less – I thought [children’s] spirituality
would be too immature to account for their well-being.” 

The study is sure to contribute to the age-old debate over exposing
children to religion. If you must, advise the atheists, do it in the
home.


@@insurance 

%%canada 

\priv\95\17\clinplan.txt No Exit The New Republic Feb 7, 1994 p. 21
Canada has dangerous rationing. US has 3.26 open heart surgery units
per million, Canada 1.23. Canadian cardiac patient is ten times as
likely to die waiting in line for surgery as in the US.

doc91:hins
%%city

Washington DC
"Endangering Public Health" Washington Post (06/19/95) P. A18 nearly
half of DC residents are on Medidaid or have no health insurance.

%%spending

\priv\95\15\wagesal.txt - NYTimes 11/1/95 The amount spent on health
benefits fell by 0.1 percent, the first decline since the government
began tracking these costs in 1981. As recently as 1988, health
spending was going up by 14 percent a year

@@lawsuits
\priv\95\06\LITIG.TXT Cost of lawsuits in the US



@@men

\priv\96\19\menheal.txt Wed, 5 Jun 1996 From: NewsHound@sjmercury.com
(NewsHound) BODY CHECK WHY REAL MEN DON'T GO TO THE DOCTOR - AND WHY
THEY SHOULD By Kathleen DonnellyMen should check their cholesterol
every 3 to 5 years at least, but they should see the doctor at
regular intervals.

@@survival

health.survival
\priv\96\17\SCISURV.HTM Seattle Times May 28, 1996 Science: When
going gets tough, women survive by Susan Gilmore Donald Grayson of
the University of Washington found that the mortality rate of the
Willie Handcart Mormon disaster was 3 times higher for men than
women. Among the infamous Donner party, women were twice as likely to
survive cold and hunger. Women have 27% body fat compared with only
14% for men.


@@penis

See 

@@smoke - see asian.health.smoking @@sweeteners doc941\kidsweet.txt @@ultrasound doc936:usound.txt ultrasound not neccesary Home | Main