Tag: "behavior" at medical news
Dads miss opportunity to learn about their kids
...rtunities for fathers to learn about their child's behavior
and development." Dr. Moore said her findings have changed the way she practices pediatrics. "If I see a father at a visit who is sitting quietly in the corner, I try to draw him out and elicit the input of the father. Fathers appreciate that, but I...
Activism prompts teen smokers to cut back on cigarettes, Stanford study finds
...ificant decrease in their usage and sustained that behavior
for another six months is very encouraging." ... own behavior. It's an indirect way to bring about behavior
change by making students aware of the social context of smoking behavior." Students learned abou...
Bar characteristics, women's behavior in bars tied to their risk for bar-related aggression
...mental characteristics of bars, as well as women's behavior
in bars, influence their risk for bar-related aggr...rtain kinds of bars and engage in certain kinds of behavior
while at these bars are more likely to experience bar-related aggression." A former postdoctoral fel...
Common epilepsy treatment to be used for bulimia nervosa
...t the early stages of the disorder. Later on, this behavior
becomes involuntary as a result of changes in the activity level of the vagus nerve" says Patricia Faris, Ph.D., associate professor in the University of Minnesota Medical School's Department of Psychiatry and principal investigator of the VNS Therap...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for February 2004 (second issue)
...o have taken up smoking; and that maternal smoking behavior
appeared to synergize with their offspring's personal smoking to increase airflow limitation and the likelihood of developing Chronic Obstruction Pulmonary Disease (COPD). British researchers looked at 2,000 adult offspring, ages 30 to 59, from 1,47...
Food-borne pathogen traced to lettuce
...tbreaks of this kind might begin with studying the behavior
of Y. pseudotuberculosis in lettuce plants and attempting to define whether deer or other animals are the specific reservoir of the pathogen. Such investigations may lead to better methods of prevention--from fenced-in fields to vaccinations of impli...
More patients protect themselves from the sun after skin cancer surgery
...hers also studied whether patients' sun-protective behavior
(wearing hats and sunscreen, avoiding the sun) and other risky behavior
like smoking, changed after surgery. The researchers assessed the quality of life and smoking habits...
Sun exposure behaviors matched to dose of UV radiation received
...and 3 p.m. "High UVR doses are connected with risk behavior
[going to the beach, exposing shoulders], except for outdoor workers," the authors write....
Religion guides views of fertility treatment in Middle East
...he world. Inhorn, an associate professor of health behavior
and health education and of anthropology, presents a talk titled "Finding 'Culture' in Science and Biotechnology: Perspectives From Medical Anthropology" at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science Feb. 14. In qua...
Significant disparities still exist in screening mammography rates; minorities underestimated
...ned that the national surveys that estimate health behavior
in the United States -- The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey (BRFSS) and the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) -- under sample ethnic minorities, particularly those at risk for under-screening. The BRFSS study is primarily a telephon...
Link between sleep, cancer progression explored by Stanford researcher
...Cancer Control?" "Psychosocial factors affect your behavior
patterns, such as exercise, what you eat and drink, and your sleep," Spiegel said. Of these factors, how well you sleep can seriously alter the balance of hormones in your body. This makes the sleep/wake cycle, also called the circadian rhythm, a goo...
Pitt receives $14.5 million from NIH to improve pediatric heart transplantation outcomes
... project, which will track EBV viral loads and the behavior
of the virus leading to PTLD. Diana Metes, M.D., research assistant professor of surgery and immunology, School of Medicine and Starzl Transplantation Institute, will study how the immune system allows the development of tumors to occur. Such studies...
UC San Diego scientists unveil pilot project for automated monitoring of animal behavior
...g of a continuous stream of measurements on animal behavior
-- rather than periodic observations by a lab tech...ble, vivarium-wide collection of continuous animal behavior
measurements, this technology could yield major breakthroughs in drug design and medical research, n...
Study examines inappropriate medication prescribing for elderly patients
...es, and antidepressants to elderly patients. Such behavior
could eliminate a large portion of inappropriate prescribing for elderly patients and reduce its higher risk for women." ...
Lifetime stroke risk higher for women, those with high blood pressure
... "We hope it will motivate people to modify their behavior
and lifestyles, reducing their blood pressure to optimal levels recommended by JNC 7." Stroke is the No. 3 cause of death among Americans. Every year 700,000 Americans are diagnosed with stroke, which is also a leading cause of severe, long-term di...
Behavior patterns of some nursing home residents may provoke other residents, resulting in injuries
... residents who are injured by other residents have behavior
patterns that may provoke injury-causing physical ...nts in the United States have exhibited aggressive behavior
in the week prior to their assessment with the Minimum Data Set (MDS). The MDS is a comprehensive a...
U of MN research indicates why radiation therapy reduces bone cancer pain
...localized, single radiation dose decreased painful behavior
and increased limb use, which was associated with a decrease in bone destruction and tumor burden. Treated mice demonstrated greater pain relief and had significantly less bone destruction and tumor burden than untreated mice. Recent studies have d...
Intervention program helps reduce television viewing in preschool children
...everal adverse effects on children, including poor behavior
and school performance, and higher rates of violence and childhood obesity. The Committee on Public Education of the American Academy of Pediatrics suggests limiting children's television viewing time to a maximum of two hours per day, and discourag...
Young men with conduct disorders are more likely to carry guns
...defined as "a repetitive and persistent pattern of behavior
in which the basic rights of others and major age-appropriate societal norms or rules are violated," according to the article. Using weapons is also a symptom of CD, but little is known about how many boys with CD illegally carry concealed guns befo...
Most men over 40 take steps to try to prevent prostate cancer, Jefferson survey shows
...how the role of the physician interfaces with this behavior
in terms of what suggestions physicians make that influence decision-making." Future studies should examine larger, more geographically diverse populations of men, she notes....
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