Tag: "ignorance" at medical news
Screening for genital herpes should be targeted
...not experience any symptoms. In this case, though, ignorance
is not bliss--a person infected with HSV-2 can unknowingly pass the virus to sexual partners and has a doubled risk of contracting HIV from unprotected sex. Screening for HSV-2 has become possible with the advent of a blood test that can detect an...
Misconceptions about sexual violence common among South African youth
...our of these had not even had sex, an indicator of ignorance
of the mechanism of HIV infection, say the authors. This failure of education comes at an important cost: youth who believed they were HIV positive had misconceptions similar to those who had forced someone else to have sex. The views of South Africa...
Epilepsy guidelines will improve treatment and access
...n to humankind, it is still surrounded by mystery, ignorance
and fear," Mr. Hargis said. "For example, in a survey of 20,000 U.S. teens, 50 percent thought it was contagious, 50 percent thought it was a mental illness and two thirds stated they would not date a person with epilepsy." Defining the efficacy of t...
Rabies: Canine infection in Africa and Asia still the greatest threat
...idemic] in Asia and Africa. Control is hindered by ignorance
of the varied ecology of the disease. A current WHO initiative in Asia may yield data to direct implementation of potentially highly efficient methods to control dog rabies and also ensure safer, more appropriate human prophylaxis". She adds: "In Eur...
Stigma of breast cancer in developing countries costs lives
...hysical abandonment is a common end result. Gross ignorance
also leads to breast cancer being considered conta...ne quarter (22%) in the lower group. Literacy or ignorance
plays an important part in how people manage their illness. There is less stigma attached to women ...
Public strong on opinions weaker on knowledge
...it this technology but also displayed considerable ignorance
about the actions government has actually taken. For example, even though the UK Government's decision at end of February to allow further testing of human embryos was well publicised, 46 per cent did not know about it. Only 25 per cent knew that ge...
Breaking down the walls of immunological ignorance
... signaling through CD137 can lead to immunological ignorance
and allow tumor growth to proceed unchecked. Providing one or both of these signals might therefore heighten the efficiency of tumor surveillance in animals with spontaneous tumors as well....
Tobacco Control Is Global Challenge, WHO Director Says
...edto "counter fiction with fact, we have to dispel ignorance
with scientificevidence and we have to tackle inertia with the simple message that tobaccokills," she added. Governments may face a backlash from decisive anti-tobacco action, but thepolitical leadership "must be united and committed to take the bat...