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Evans County Heart Study

The Evans County Heart Study was a long-term cardiovascular study on residents of Evans County, Georgia. The study, which was funded by the National Institute of Health, began in July, 1958, and was last updated as recent as May 2016. It resulted in more than 560 published papers that ultimately showed the importance of HDL cholesterol. The study was conducted by Dr. Curtis Gordon Hames, a family doctor from Claxton, Georgia. The study took place in Evans Country because the area had a high death count due to heart complications, such as heart disease and other cardiovascular diseases. The ...

Evidence Aid

Evidence Aid is an international platform that was formed out of the need to deliver time sensitive access to systematic reviews for use in the event of disasters and other humanitarian emergencies. The method of using systematic reviews is to provide evidence for use by policy makers, clinicians, regulators, and even the general public who benefit when these materials are easy to understand and are accessible. The vision of Evidence Aid is to create and satisfy an increasing demand for evidence to improve the impact of humanitarian aid by stimulating the use of an evidence-based approach. ...

Framingham Heart Study

The Framingham Heart Study is a long-term, ongoing cardiovascular cohort study of residents of the city of Framingham, Massachusetts. The study began in 1948 with 5.209 adult subjects from Framingham, and is now on its fourth generation of participants. Prior to the study almost nothing was known about the epidemiology of hypertensive or arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease. Much of the now-common knowledge concerning heart disease, such as the effects of diet, exercise, and common medications such as aspirin, is based on this longitudinal study. It is a project of the National Heart, L ...

Global Forum for Health Research

The Global Forum for Health Research is an international foundation headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland established in 1997 to increase the amount of research into global health issues. It coined the phrase 10/90 gap to identify the observation that only 10% of the worlds health research spending is targeted at 90% of present health problems. The Global Forum is a partner to the World Health Organization. In her keynote address to the Forum in 1999 Gro Harlem Brundtland, then Director–General of WHO, declared that the Global Forum was key in the involvement of all the various levels, sect ...

Great Smoky Mountains Study

The Great Smoky Mountains Study is a longitudinal study led by William Copeland from Duke University Medical Center that started in 1993 and ended in 2003. It followed 1.420 children from western North Carolina. Participants were interviewed at up to nine points in time - first aged 9 to 16, and again at ages 19–21. Four years into the study, about one quarter of the families saw a dramatic and unexpected increase in income. They were members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, and a casino had just been built on the reservation. From that point on every tribal citizen earned a share ...

Information Services Division

The Information Services Division is the part of NHS Scotland that provides health information, health intelligence, statistical information and analysis. ISD is part of the Public Health and Intelligence Strategic Business Unit of NHS National Services Scotland. From January 2015 ISD will publish health statistics weekly, spreading the publications out more evenly across the year. ISD is headed by Philip Couser Director, Information Services In 2011 there were 3 main groups attending to core work: Healthcare Information Group - directed by Joan Forrest - analyses hospital, general practic ...

IPP-SHR

International Program of Psycho-Social Health Research is an Australian research program based in Queensland which explores the psycho-social dimension of health through examining and reporting on the human experience of serious physical and mental illnesses.

Jesse's Journey

Jesses Journey is a Canadian charity focused on funding research into Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Founded in 1994 and named for Jesse Davidson, Jesses Journey is based out of London, Ontario with a satellite office in Montreal, Quebec. Jesses Journey is the only Canadian charity that solely exists to fund research into Duchenne.

Malawi Diffusion and Ideational Change Project

The Malawi Diffusion and Ideational Change Project was originally developed as a sister project of the Kenya Diffusion and Ideational Change Project, but with a larger sample and greater geographical dispersion. Both the KDICP and the MDICP aimed to examine the role of social interactions in changing demographic attitudes and behavior. The first two waves of the MDICP focused on two key empirical questions: the roles of social interactions in the acceptance of modern contraceptive methods and of smaller ideal family size and the diffusion of knowledge of AIDS symptoms and transmission mech ...

National Obesity Observatory

The National Obesity Observatory was a publicly funded body that is part of a network of Public Health Observatories across Britain and Ireland. It published data, information, and intelligence related to obesity, overweight, and their underlying causes. NOO is now part of who now carry out their work. NOO worked closely with a wide range of organisations to assist policy makers and practitioners who were involved in understanding and tackling obesity at population level. It did this through analysing and interpreting research and data to produce reports and briefings. To support these act ...