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It's winning, not losing, that triggers violence at sports events

...yses suggest that assault may not be the result of negative factors associated with a national team losing, but the result of a positive event (winning)," say the researchers. A win may also boost levels of self confidence, assertiveness or patriotism, all of which might lead to violence, they add. Other rese...

Unexpected benefit seen in treating HER-2 breast cancer with new preoperative drug combo

...atients' tumors were estrogen-receptor positive or negative - a distinction that usually demarcates which patients will respond to hormonal therapy. And, to date, no cases of congestive heart failure or other such serious heart problems have yet been observed in the patients, Buzdar says. Within several month...

Professionalism and professional ethics in medicine

...cted patients and their physicians to determine if negative attitudes toward HIV-infected injection drug users...rcent of HIV-infected patients had physicians with negative attitudes toward injection drug users. Injection drug users who were cared for by physicians with ne...

Hepatitis C and health-related quality of life

...QOL), although treatment success can mitigate this negative effect. These are among the findings of a systematic review of relevant literature published in the April 2005 issue of Hepatology, the official journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD). Published by John Wiley & So...

Benefits of lung cancer screening with CT questioned

...n, the Mayo researchers looked more closely at the negative impact of CT screening, including over-diagnosis, expense, changes to quality of life, unnecessary surgical procedures and mortality. The study, funded in part by the National Cancer Institute, represents the most complete follow-up of the same group...

Three-year cervical cancer screening recommendations may be applicable for certain women with HIV

... have normal cervical cancer screening results and negative tests for human papillomavirus (HPV), a sexually t... have normal cytology (cells) results and who test negative for oncogenic (cancer-associated) human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA. The recommended interval is 6 to ...

Abuse and HIV status linked to suicide risk

..., indicating that the abuse is associated with the negative outcomes. "Health care and service providers who interact with women who may be HIV-positive or are in an abusive relationship should routinely look for mental health issues, such as suicidal thoughts. It may be the case that crisis intervention is n...

New thrust needed to tackle health inequalities globally says UCL scientist

...r scientists and policy-makers to help reverse the negative impact of social policy on ill-health. Writing in the Lancet paper, Professor Marmot said: "To reduce inequalities in health across the world there is need for a third major thrust that is complementary to development of health systems and relief ...

Red wine protects the heart

...ny more than that and the alcohol begins to have a negative health effect. Studies comparing spirits, beer and wine show some benefit from spirits and beer, but an overwhelming benefit from drinking red wine. His laboratory found polyphenols, minus the alcohol, are powerful anti-oxidants. Polyphenols also a...

Yale authors raise concerns regarding regionalized heart attack care

...listic some of these benefits are or the potential negative implications of such a policy, " notes Harlan M. Krumholz, M.D., professor of internal medicine (cardiology) and Epidemiology and Public Health (Health Policy and Administration). Calls for the regionalization of acute coronary syndromes (heart attac...

Single mothers at higher risk for depression

...rted a high level of depressive symptoms including negative thinking and chronic stressors. The resulting dep...intervention for depressive symptoms particularly negative thinking the rate at which these at-risk women develop depression could be decreased. Depression i...

US life expectancy about to decline, researchers say

...trivial to some, but in fact it's greater than the negative effect of all accidental mortality, such as car accidents, suicides and homicides combined," said Olshansky, who is professor of epidemiology in the UIC School of Public Health. The researchers also predict that the rapid rise in obesity among childr...

Most hospital executives have substantial concerns about mandatory error reporting systems

... lawsuits (79 percent) while having no effect or a negative effect on patient safety (73 percent). More than 8...t. However, if hospital leaders continue to harbor negative views of reporting, it is unlikely that state mandatory reporting systems will be highly successful ...

Malt liquor beers, and the people who drink them, are different

...re alcohol consumed the greater the probability of negative alcohol-related consequences for an individual and their community." "MLBs can be sold in containers as large as 40-ounce bottles, or 'forties' as they are referred to," said Rhonda Jones-Webb, associate professor in the School of Public Health at th...

Obesity among African-American stroke survivors increases risk factors for recurrent stroke

...he article. Obesity is associated with a number of negative health consequences, including insulin resistance,... DM, HTN and DL. Furthermore, increasing BMI had a negative association with blood pressure and glycemic [blood sugar] control." "Our data support the associati...

Neurobehavioral function during coma, stroke rehabilitation effective for elderly

... help people with schizophrenia disorders overcome negative beliefs and hold paid employment. The program, the Indianapolis Vocational Intervention Program (IVIP), requires participants to work up to 20 hours per week at a paid work placement while attending weekly group and individual CBT sessions. The IVIP ...

Binge drinking can impair both mood and cognitive performance

...indings demonstrate that binge drinking itself has negative behavioral consequences, affecting mood and cognit...Research has found that binge drinking itself has negative behavioral consequences, affecting mood and cognitive performance. "There is evidence that repeate...

Common anesthetics appear safe for developing fetal brain

...ing surgery on pregnant mothers appears to have no negative effects on the developing brain of the fetus, according to a new study on sheep conducted by Duke University Medical Center researchers. Furthermore, the researchers found, the use of this regimen to produce general anesthesia appears to improve the ...

Studies underscore genetic involvement in nicotine addiction & aggressive hostility

...olerate higher nicotine levels before experiencing negative nervous-system side effects. Chrna4 (Cholinergic Receptor Nicotinic Alpha4) contains the instructions to build a protein that is part of a receptor that recognizes acetylcholine, a major neurotransmitter that plays a role in the brain's pleasure sys...

Study: Eye contact triggers threat signals in autistic children's brains

...a - an emotion center in the brain associated with negative feelings - lights up to an abnormal extent during a direct gaze upon a non-threatening face. Writing in the March 6 issue of the journal Nature Neuroscience, the scientists also report that because autistic children avert eye contact, the brain's fus...

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