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Wolfowitz is the wrong choice for the World Bank

...nal and non-governmental organisations. This is an abuse of power. Wolfowitz has some merits, but not enough to justify his appointment, he argues. "He may well be skilled at managing a large organisation, but his is an inflammatory nomination to head the world's most influential multilateral development o...

UMaine study looks at infants and chronic nighttime crying

...xhausted due to sleep deprivation. Sometimes child abuse occurs because of babies non-stop crying." Pediatricians have insufficient knowledge about SRNC and medical schools in Japan also have little knowledge about sleep, developmental behavioral pediatrics and child psychiatry. It is a new field for resea...

HIV testing should be routine part of primary health care for sexually active

...nely in emergency departments, jails and substance abuse centers, the researchers say. The proposal for routine testing, which was published electronically February 28 and will appear in the April 1 issue of the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases , is based on a review of surveillance reports from the C...

Understanding how vulnerabilities may keep women in abusive relationships

...ck and twenty-one White women who suffered chronic abuse by male dating partners. "Rather than victim-blam... socialization to violence 3) socialization to the abuse of power 4) a caretaker identity that led to problematic, needy partners, and 5) cultural factors. ...

UW research shows risk factors for relapse among health care professionals who abuse drugs

...ms may want to consider ways of treating substance abuse among professionals who have one or more of these ...dy does not mean that professionals with substance abuse disorders cannot adhere to plans to abstain from using drugs, including alcohol or medications that ...

Abuse and HIV status linked to suicide risk

...w these outcomes differed based on women's HIV and abuse experiences. The women were all living in low-inco...thoughts and suicide attempts, indicating that the abuse is associated with the negative outcomes. "Health care and service providers who interact with women...

Chemists identify immune system mechanism for methamphetamine binges

... vaccines, he explains. But ironically, people who abuse methamphetamine may build up antibodies to the drug itself, so they require increasing amounts to get high, resulting in binging behavior, he says. "Without knowing it, they're essentially vaccinating themselves against the drug, and that's not a goo...

Does the college experience damage your brain?

...nking, poor diet, sleep deprivation, and substance abuse are facts of life at most colleges and universities. Recent brain research documents how this college experience can take a terrible toll on a student's brainand what can be done to reverse the damage and develop the total potential of the brain. I...

Drug abuse treatment slashes HIV-related sex behaviors in urban meth addicts

...valuated the effectiveness of four behavioral drug abuse treatments in reducing methamphetamine use and HIV...over a yearlong observation period. IMPACT: Drug abuse treatment merits consideration as a primary HIV prevention strategy for urban gay and bisexual metha...

End AIDS drug waiting lists, HIV care providers tell policymakers

...ents also have health needs ranging from substance abuse and mental health conditions to HIV treatment complications and additional conditions like hepatitis C infection. This complexity is the reality of treating HIV infection today, and it's what Ryan White needs to address." HIVMA and AAHIVM are callin...

Violence exposure and traumatic stress reactions can lead to poor health in children

...known. The research also indicated that substance abuse and the overall health of the mother were factors in predicting children's health problems. While preventing family and community violence may be beyond the control of health care providers, the authors suggest that clinical interventions to increa...

Depression predicts heart rhythm abnormalities in heart attack patients

...ion, obesity, increased cigarette smoking, alcohol abuse and physical inactivity. The current study is an analysis of a subgroup of patients enrolled in an ongoing investigation led by Watkins that could provide insights into the effects of depression and stress on heart rate variability. Patients whose h...

Natural mentors help mold lives of teens, study says

...ing -- an important factor in preventing substance abuse -- when they have only periodic contact with teens. Mentors may also inadvertently model negative behaviors such as smoking or drinking. The study concluded that the benefits of having a mentor generally were not enough to outweigh the negative effec...

Don't let your spouse become your caregiver

...n be an early warning sign of even greater elderly abuse or neglect. Surprisingly, previous research has shown that abusive caregivers are quite willing to admit to their behavior in interviews....

Medication helps alcoholics control drinking

...hat about 20 million Americans suffer from alcohol abuse disorders, yet only about 2 million are in any kin... of recognizing a new standard of care for alcohol abuse disorders: allowing patients to choose from a variety of treatments, which may or many not focus on ...

Alcohol's damaging effects on adolescent brain function

...asses both of the diagnostic categories of alcohol abuse and alcohol dependence," said Monti. "These findings with kids really raise the possibility that as heavy drinking continues, the likelihood of neuronal damage increases, because the brain is no longer is able to compensate for the disruption caused...

Dialogue & personal example work best for parents in drug talks with teens

...ve's alcohol-related death, liver failure, or drug abuse and recovery support claims of the harmful effects of drugs." With younger teens and teens still at home, parents can exercise greater power in monitoring and sanctioning their children's choices about drugs. Often this means a no-tolerance policy, ...

New study finds link between self-mutilation and risky sexual behavior

...scovered that even when researchers controlled for abuse factors, self-cutting is strongly associated with ...e students to be around 14%. In short, teens with abuse history take sexual risks and teens who self-cut take sexual risks. But teens that have been abused ...

Elderly people cared for by spouse are at greater risk for abuse, Pitt researchers find

... the phone. The researchers found that the risk of abuse increased when caregivers were married to the care recipients, especially when the caregivers were at risk for clinical depression, were cognitively impaired, had reported physical symptoms in the previous week, or were taking care of more needy reci...

Methamphtetamine's ruinous effects on children documented in Midwest study

...rug also makes it easier to hide evidence of child abuse and neglect, the researchers noted. They heard stories of 10-year-old children becoming surrogate parents to younger siblings, as their parents went through days-long highs, often accompanied by psychotic symptoms, followed by crashes and days of sle...

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