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Athletes, Fraternity Men Are Top Drinkers

...need to do a better job of helping them manage the demands they face."...

How Ritalin Enhances Memory: Clues Provided By Brain Scans of ADHD Patients Using The Drug

... incompeting regions that are unnecessary for task demands and by recruiting newcompensatory regions." Dr. Schweitzer showed in a previous PET and regional cerebral blood flow(rCBF) study (Schweitzer et al., 1997) a dysfunction in the same right frontalmedial region in patients with ADHD when asked to perfor...

Despite Progress, More Action Needed To Protect Medical Students From Exposure To Disease Through Accidental Needlesticks, UCSF Study Finds

...turn, in the study of medicine. Medical education demands that studentsparticipate actively and importantly in the care of patients and, as a result,incur some of the risks of experienced physicians, Federman writes. The editorial praises UCSF's leadership in developing programs to preventneedlestick exposu...

Millions Of Americans With Glaucoma Could Save Sight With Early Detection, Treatment

...omiting. Though rare, this seriousform of glaucoma demands immediate evaluation and treatment to avoid visionloss. Vesta's glaucoma, which produced sudden, rapid vision loss, had been diagnosedwhen she was just 32, and she had experienced years of "many, many eye drops andmany, many lasers" before coming und...

Office Stress, Large Family Responsibilities Put Women At Risk

...naire on job strain(exposure to high psychological demands and little latitude in making decisions)and large family responsibilities (having children and performing a high volumeand proportion of housework.) The researchers found that two or more children significantly contributed toincreased blood pressure,...

Sex And Survival: In Some Matters Of The Heart Women Have The Edge

...hich the heartcannot pump enough blood to meet the demands of the body. An estimated 4.6million Americans have CHF. "Our analysis also suggests that the trend for increased survival isstrongest among a subset of patients --- those with CHF that is not due toischemia, or lack of blood supply to th...

NHTSA/NIH combat problem of drowsy driving among fast growing populations of shift workers and teenagers

... service occupations reflecting increasingsocietal demands for services such as 24-hour computer support lines and mailorder catalogues. In addition, according to the Census Bureau, the number ofteens aged 15-19 is expected to increase from 18.5 million in 1996 to 26.5million by 2050. "People with insuffi...

Health professions accreditation system "obsolete" and needs to be changed,according to task force report

...-- caught between the 'old way' of doingthings and demands for a 'new way' of doing business," said Edward O' Neil, PhD,director of the Center for the Health Professions, executive director of the PewHealth Commission, and a member of the task force. "Students have a right toknow that the programs they ente...

Research links fathers' job stress, other risk factors to parents' knowledge about children's daily experiences

...wareness. "We found that fathers' work demands were related to lower levels ofparental knowledge,...rprised the researchers. In families with high job demands on fathers,parental knowledge about bothchildren was higher if the younger siblings were female. The...

Job complexity, simplicity linked to substance use

.... "When individuals' cognitive abilities match the demands or requirements oftheir jobs, they use relatively ...tuations where theircognitive abilities exceed the demands of their jobs as they are when they failto meet the jobs' demands." To reduce employee substance use...

Depression, anxiety and stress can hinder diabetic's ability to control blood sugar

...ssion and frequent daily hassles may have foundthe demands of the treatment plan too hard and may have not adhered torecommendations for home practice of relaxation," said Angele McGrady, PhD,co-author of the study. McGrady, along with James Horner, MD, studied 18 adults with insulin dependentdiabetes. Half...

Elderly less likely than other adults to have economic problems

...ydoesn't keep up with the demands of children. Children make much greater economic strains on people than the government statistics suggest," Mirowsky said. "This means a huge financial advantage of being olde...

Mothers of chronically ill children often face depression

...toms of depression, newresearch reveals. "The time demands that result from caring for a child with a health conditioncan limit a mother's opportunities to work or participate in intellectual,cultural or recreational activities," said Ellen Johnson Silver, PhD, head ofthe study at Albert Einstein College of ...

Sleep debt affects metabolic functions

... The change has been made to accommodate increased demands of work, witharound-the-clock production, shift work, etc, as well as more leisureactivities. The consensus is that sleep is beneficial for the brain but not forthe rest of the body. There have been reports that the number of hours asleepeach night...

Housework questionnaire may more accurately reflect activity limitations related to heart disease in women

...o the heart. Exercise causes the body to put more demands on the heart, increasing the possibility that chest pain will occur.Patients anxious that exertion might worsen their chest pain tend to limit their activities. Over time, self-limiting behavior can lead to deconditioning, a vicious cycle in which l...

Male unemployment levels affect birthweight

... with the unemployed person by both increasing the demands upon them and decreasing their coping resources," ...ich is also described as a mismatch between life's demands and available resources. Rising unemployment in the community at large can also induce stress, even...

Chronic disease: the overlooked & understudied epidemic

...week's special issue of BMJ addresses the unique demands that chronic illness makes on patients, families, and healthcare systems, and the effectiveness of interventions to meet these demands. Failure to meet these demands, most of them low-technology in nature, helps to explain why advances in the develo...

California labor market is strong, but workers in poor health don't benefit, UCSF study reports

...poor health are more likely to have jobs with high demands and low autonomy and work in environments with high levels of crime or noise, Yelin added. In addition, they are more likely to earn poverty level wages and to lack pension plans or health insurance. Among people employed in 1999, those in fair or p...

New medical research shows protein jump signals who suffers arthritis before X-rays show damage

...is are to avoid activities that put heavy physical demands on joints and especially to lose any excess weight," Jordan said. "Also, evidence suggests it's important to keep thigh and other leg muscles strong through non-stressful exercise."...

Black men more likely to suffer some osteoarthritis, differences in women weight-related, research shows

...worse. It might have something to do with physical demands of what they did at work, but none of the things we looked at seemed to explain the differences." Black women were about twice as likely as white women to develop the condition, to get it in both knees and to experience greater severity, the study ...

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