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Sexual lifestyles vary among ethnic groups in Britain

... groups. However, the overall pattern that emerges indicates that the expectations about the sexual behaviour of men and women might also transcend group differences."...

Study shows soy is well accepted in school lunches

...sumed was at least 75 percent for both types. This indicates that soy-based nuggets could be served and achieve acceptance." She points out that reformulation and testing with children could also result in development of more satisfactory products for both nuggets and ravioli. "From a nutritional standpoint, t...

Consumers with disabilities empowered by American Disabilities Act

...ace, the more satisfied with life they are. "This indicates the value behind efforts designed to empower consumers with disabilities by offering services that assist them and by creating environments that enable them to experience full participation in society," the authors Carol Kaufman-Scarborough and Stace...

Professionalism and professional ethics in medicine

... prescription costs, even though previous research indicates that out-of pocket costs may lead to cost-related failure to use prescribed medication and threaten quality of care and that physicians and patients value such discussions. The researchers found that the most common barriers to physician-patient com...

Organizational traits associated with quality patient care are essential to home care nursing

...n late March 2005. Almost two decades of research indicates that organizational traits such as professional autonomy, collaborative relationships with physicians, and access to resources needed to provide quality care, are associated with higher nurse retention and lower in-patient mortality in hospitals. How...

Corrected metabolism leads to health benefits and weight loss

...on-vegetarian source. If a person's blood work indicates abnormalities, such as elevated cholesterol or blood sugar readings, follow-up tests are administered six to twelve weeks after the client begins the diet. "I am continually astounded at the dramatic improvement in the results of the follow-up ...

Child care may affect entire community's risks of infection

...they created a theoretical mathematical model that indicates that child care seems to affect pneumococcal carriage in individuals as well as in communities. Individually, the model predicts the risk of pneumococcal carriage is two to three times higher for a child who attends child care than for a non-attendee...

Extreme exertion, emotion can spark repeat heart attacks

Compelling evidence indicates that in people with a history of heart disease, physical exertion and emotional stress can trigger heart attacks, some of them fatal. Authors Philip Strike and Andrew Steptoe of University College London point out that the triggers for heart attacks...

Traffic fumes damage DNA

...sure the levels of circulating nitric oxide, which indicates harmful oxidation associated with traffic fumes. The operators worked in eight hour shifts, for four consecutive days, before taking a day off. During their shift, they took breaks of between 30 and 45 minutes every couple of hours. They regularly c...

Community-based care beats standard clinic in lowering heart

...ived care with their usual physician. Global risk indicates the predicted chance of having a heart disease event within the next 10 years based on all of a person's risk factors. Becker said that no patient with enhanced primary care attended the smoking cessation program or used the YMCA exercise facilities...

Most hospital executives have substantial concerns about mandatory error reporting systems

A survey of hospital leaders indicates that many have serious reservations about a mandatory error reporting system, including that it would discourage event reporting and increase the risk of lawsuits, according to a study in the March 16 issue of JAMA. Since the early 1990s, much has be...

Prostate cancer screening practices examined

...ves and false positives. In addition, neither test indicates how aggressive a man's cancer is. Furthermore, because prostate cancers grow slowly in many cases and treatments can have unpleasant side effects, treating the cancer may be less desirable than leaving it alone, especially in older men. "But the main...

New study shows how very low-carb diets take off the pounds

...d weight when we reduced their carbohydrates. This indicates to me that it was the carbohydrates that stimulated the excessive appetite," Boden said. Throughout the three-week study, researchers weighed all food, monitored exercise, measured participants' calorie energy intake, expenditure and body water compo...

Stroke warning signs often occur hours or days before attack

...he most effective preventive treatment. This study indicates that the timing of a TIA is critical, and the most effective treatments should be initiated within hours of a TIA in order to prevent a major attack." Rothwell also noted that clinical guidelines should be amended accordingly. The study included two ...

Jefferson Lab medical imager spots breast cancer

...mager we built is a functional imager. That is, it indicates something about physiology, which can be different from anatomy," he says. To fuel rapid growth, cancer cells use more glucose (sugar) than surrounding cells. In this imaging procedure, a small dose of radioactive molecules that look like sugar, call...

MRI proves useful in assessment of suspected breast cancer patients

...sion is bright then washes out quickly, it usually indicates cancer," he said. "By analyzing MRI using these and other factors, as well as carefully reviewing the mammograms and sonograms, we were able to more accurately answer the vital questions: does the patient have breast cancer and how extensive is the ...

'Smart' immune cells kill more cancer

...munotherapy. Evidence from other research groups indicates that breast cancer patients have T-cells in their bone marrow that are specific to their tumor. Myeloma strikes close to 16,000 Americans annually and kills 11,300. Other participants of this research include William Matsui, Paolo Serafini, Rebecca C...

Inpatient smoking cessation counseling is associated with early differences in mortality

... current issue of The American Journal of Medicine indicates in-hospital cessation counseling following heart attacks is associated with better short-term survival. Counseling smokers to quit reduced their chances of dying in the first 30 days, 60 days and up to 1 year after their attacks. The study, conducted...

Major review of subway systems suggests potential for significant health and safety hazards

...f Urban Health in a special issue on mass transit, indicates that while subways in general, and the New York City subway system in particular, are relatively safe, especially in comparison to automobile use, a number of concerns remain. According to lead author, Robyn Gershon, DrPH, associate professor of S...

Study examines harm reduction among injection drug users

...gy at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. "This indicates the importance of syringe exchange programs targeting newly initiated injectors, as syringe exchange programs are an important and often times the only health prevention resource for injection drug users. More research is needed to determine if our f...

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