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Researchers Show That Stroke Awareness Programs Are Effective; Also Find That Women Are More Likely To Get The Message

... age 50. The analysis revealed that a significant gender differencein knowledge of warning signs in that only 19 percent of females did not knowany warning signs (compared to 33.1 percent in the first study). There was onlya slight change in the males surveyed. The American Heart Association has d...

HIV Patients' Mental Health Affects How Seriously They Take Treatment

... 39 years old.The study found that neither age nor gender are factors in whether people tooktheir medication or followed providers' instructions. Drug use isn't a factoreither, the study found. Those findings, Holzemer said, are key to eliminating biases among health careworkers who believe that particular ...

A Concentration Killer: Study Shows Brain Chemistry Defect Is Key To Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder In Adults

... The researchers also plan to examine the role of gender since thedisease affects more males than females. In addition, they also hope todetermine the exact mechanisms that underlie the abnormality revealed in thestudy. Ernst is a member of the Society for Neuroscience, an organization ofmore than...

Heart Valve Abnormalities Examined In Relation To Duration Of Diet Drug Use

...d, prospective clinical trial, and that there were gender and racialdifferences between the group that used drugs and the group that didn't. Forexample, there were more white women in the treated group compared to thecontrol group. "It's the best study that can be done given the nature of theissue," he sai...

Health And Wealth: Women Are DifferentOr Are They?

...2 to 1991, focusing on the death-riskinfluences of gender differences in the workplace and household, in inc...ventional view fails to consider the ways in which gender is afundamental element of socioeconomic status, the scientists say. It doesn'ttake into account th...

News Tips Friday, March 26, 1999

...rol to change with age and differ significantly by gender and race. What is normal for a three-year-old black female may be significantly lower orhigher than what is normal for a 12-year-old white male. The scientists callfor using age, race and gender-specific percentile values of "normal"cholesterol leve...

USC Historian Sifts World's Oldest Printed Medical Books For Clues To Riddle Of Gender

...as already interested in the then-emerging fieldof gender studies, as well as being deeply involved in the h...roject of exploring ideasabout the body and bodily gender in such an unfamiliar culture as China's. "Iwanted to see how far I could push the arguments that th...

Study Reveals Gender Affects Lung-Cancer Development

...l of exposureto cigarette smoke. Furthermore, this gender difference cannot be explained bydifferences in ba...cancer screening inhigh risk populations must take gender into consideration, and perhaps,different screening procedures and criteria will have to be used for...

ALA/ATS Meeting Explores Gender Differences In Smoking And Lung Transplant Outcomes And Heart Attack Risk From Asthma Medication

...t in men. These findings suggests possible gender differences in the effect ofnicotine on the centra...e to respiratory failure)with this donor-recipient gender combination has not been identified for kidneyor liver transplantation, said Dr. Keith C. Meyer. "Th...

Women May React To General Anesthesia Differently Than Men

...menwake up after anesthesia is withdrawn, and that gender effect is both unexpectedand strong," said Duke an...to keepthem asleep." "No one ever thought gender would be a variable in deliveringanesthetics to patients, but we now need to consider adding a patie...

Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, Oregon receives $6.5 million to fund studies on health of adolescents and firefighters

...escent female athletes. "Research is showing that gender is an important consideration in designingprograms to prevent drug abuse and to treat addiction," said Alan I. Leshner,Ph.D., director of the NIDA. "It's hoped that the ATHENA study will help usdevelop effective programs for teenage girls." "We think...

Cocaine triggers heart attacks within one hour

... "We'd like to learn moreabout the difference that gender and frequency of use may make incocaine-associated risk." The researchers plan a similar study to examine the relationship between strokeand cocaine. "Studying the mechanisms by which cocaine triggers heart attack may provideinsights into how other f...

Showing pictures of admired blacks or elderly can lower levels of unconscious prejudice

...or equal treatment on the basis ofrace, ethnicity, gender and age. In the new experiments, Dasgupta and Greenwald measured unconsciousattitudes with the IAT after exposing college students to pictures anddescriptions of famous and infamous Americans. All participants in the testswere white or A...

Brain region used in face recognition is active in new object recognition

...sional objectsorganized into two categories: gender and family. They were designed in Tarr's laboratoryfirst at Yale and then at the Brown University Department of Cognitive and Linguistic Studies. In thisstudy, the process of training test subjects to be greeble recognition experts tookap...

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

...s. The relation of the younger child's gender to parental knowledgesurprised the researchers. In...out what's goingon." In any event, the gender association is disconcerting, the researchersagree, especially considering research evidence that su...

College men nearly as likely as women to report they are victims of unwanted sexual coercion

... study, "so we revised the questionnaire tomake it gender neutral." The revised survey asked the students - 165 men and 131 women - abouttheir sexual experiences over the previous year. The students were primarilyfreshmen and sophomores and were largely white (82 percent) or Asian (13percent). ...

More than half of homeless children have symptoms of depression

...ther questionnaire.However, gender was linked to the presence of depression andother mental health disorders. When the researchers comparedthe homeless children's CDI and CBCL scores to the scores ofa group of normal...

Many Virginians would increase taxes for K-12 education, study finds

...lderly. "Age was also a factor, butnot as great as gender and area of residence," says Willis-Walton. "As thepopulation ages, it appears that women and residents of rural areas feel theywill bear the greatest responsibility in caring for the elderly." About one-third of respondents think spending is...

Mayo Clinic study reports that centenarians do well following surgery

...heir survival rates with people of thesame age and gender who hadn't undergone surgery. They found that the survivalrate for centenarians undergoing surgery and anesthesia was comparable to thatof the general population. Note: This study was published in the August, 1998 issue of the Journal of theAmerican...

Parents serve as models for adolescents' health behavior

...sk lifestyles onadolescents seemed to follow along gender lines. "Boys' health lifestyles moreclosely resem... mothers' behavior," said Wickrama. Although this gender effectdetermined lifestyle choices, the individual health-risk behaviors did notnecessarily fall alo...

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