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Friends don't influence the prejudices and stereotypes of adolescents
... that when it comes to prejudices and stereotypes, friends
do not have much influence. The study by psycholo...found no significant effects from the attitudes of friends
on an adolescent's prejudices or stereotypes. Their findings will be presented at the 107th Annual ...
Bullying is not limited to unpopular loners, say researchers; many childrenbully each other especially in middle school
...ance is established and their place with their new friends
issecure," said the researchers, "the aggression s...o a new school and making new friends. And, having friends
in sixthgrade did not necessarily protect a student from a bully's target. However,having friends
Stress common in AIDS victims who respond well to drug therapy
...ith again, and feeling guilt for livinglonger than friends
and loved ones); and changes in quality of life (having tocope with impediments to a normal life, whichderive from side effects of medications, unforeseen illnesses, living with achronic disease and the financial drain of takingexpensive medications)...
Religious attendance linked to lower mortality in elderly
...e the likelihood that illnesses will bedetected by friends
and family and thus treated more rapidly, he said. Moreover, better mental health may confer protection against a wide range ofphysical illnesses, from heart disease to stroke, that have been linked topeople with depression. "In dozens of stu...
Age, ethnicity, income impact exercise habits of elderly
... who received encouragement to exercise by family, friends
anddoctors had greater confidence in their ability to engage in physical activity. Participants who expressed a fear of crime had greater confidence that theywould be able to engage in physical activity than individuals who did not. "Itmay be that ...
Quality Parenting Helps Kids Cope With Inner-City Stress
... a betterview of themselves, and more support from friends
and family members. Interestingly, parents of resilient children in the study did not reportmore positive relationships with their own parents. In fact, many hadhistories of neglect, abuse, or parental substance abuse. "The present findings suggest t...
Research Shows Religion Plays A Major Role In Health, Longevity
...e, social ties(including marital status and having friends
and relatives to count on), andhealth status and behavior, including such things as smoking and alcohol use. For example, educated and better off people, who have lower mortality, were morelikely to attend church, while churchgoers generally were les...
Chronically Ill Teens Turn To Internet For Peer Support, Researchers Report
...the perceptions of thegroup when asked if they had friends
with CF they could relate to, leading themto conclude that an Internet-based program can increase important peer supportfor children with chronic diseases. The site also helped the teenagers bond withone another in a close support network that will g...
NIAID Renews Funding For Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study
... lost many friendsto AIDS. "But I know that other friends
of mine are benefiting from thisresearch," he adds. The MACS has played a crucial role in HIV/AIDS research over the past 15 years. One of the first major MACS breakthroughs came in 1988, when John P. Phair,M.D., and colleagues at Northwestern Univer...
Tip Sheet: Think About Your Health In April
...cise more. Also, those who had little contact with friends
and relatives and did not belongto a church, had an approximately 30 percent increased risk of death. Thechapter in the book is titled, "Behavioral, Social and Socioenvironmental Factors; Adding Years to Life and Life to Years." The causes of frail...
Debilitating Body Image Disorder Often Begins In Teens; Likely To Be Missed
... was all they thought about. Many avoided making friends
and dating.Eighty-five percent reported the disorder interfered with academic performance, with those at the extremeend - 18 percent - having dropped out of school. One middle school student had missed more than 100days of the previous sc...
Study Of Women And Hearing Reveals Need For Routine Hearing Tests
...o fail to gain the appropriate support fromfamily, friends
and professionals not only are likely to be at a disadvantagefor successfully coping with their hearing problem but also at greater risk fordepression and other emotional problems," said Dean Garstecki, professor ofcommunication sciences and disorder...
Member Of The "Coasters" Making A Real-Life Comeback After Experiencing An
Aneurysm Two Years Ago
...ain. He already hasperformed impromptu numbers for friends
and fans, and he continues to practicehis music during voice therapy. "It's been a long road for me," Richards says."I think I'm back now."...
Halmstad Prize Honors 3 Actuarial Researchers For Annuity Study; Biomedical Mathematical Function Used
...earch. Funds for the prize were contributed by his friends
JAMA Study Shows Jefferson Medical College Program Brings Family Physicians To Small Town America
... return there to practice medicine, caring for the friends
and familyhe had known for a lifetime. "The PSAP allowed me to complete training during my years of medicalschool in rural areas and also conduct some interesting academic research," saysDr. Turner. "In addition to the training, I was abl...
Safe Water, Medicines, Insecticides Greatest Needs After Mitch
... in crowded shelters or in the homes of family and friends
can generateproblems such as diarrheal diseases because of unsafe water or food, as well asskin rashes, conjunctivitis, and other problems related to crowding. Leptospirosis, a disease transmitted by the urine or feces of rodents, can be aproblem in ...
Many Gay Men Infected With HIV Are Opting To Delay Treatment, Despite
Availability Of Drugs
... looking at these recommendations,talking to their friends
and doctors, and making informed choices," he said. "They're also aware that once they start drug therapy, they can never stop.Someone not prepared to make that commitment is better off delaying therapy thanfollowing it inconsistently, possibly creat...
Cardiac Arrests Outside Hospital - Survival Could Be Improved By Better Public Awareness Of Symptoms
... training should be targeted at close relative and friends
of patients with known coronary artery disease. The author also draws attention to the proposed use of "intelligent" defibrillators by policeman, fireman and other lay first responders, such as security guards, airline cabin attendants and volunta...
Women Say Overwhelming Yes To Ultrasound In New Study
... not important included the opinions of family and friends
as well as the cost of an ultrasound. The greatest influence for seeking an ultrasound was the patient's doctor or nurse, despite the fact that many had never before seen their health care provider. Kazerooni says the survey results are intere...
A Helping Hand Could Save An Ailing Heart
...they have adequate help whenneeded from family and friends
in performing daily tasks such as bathing ortaking medications. Researchers Steven Woloshin, MD, and colleagues at the White RiverJunction (VT) Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the University of Manitoba,Winnipeg, found that "inadequate ta...
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