Tag: "risky" at medical news
The Condom Conundrum--How Are We Going To Teach Safe Behavior If Parents Are Afraid To Talk To Their Children About Sex?
...udies public health issues and the consequences of risky
behavior. It is especially hard, she notes, for a parent to talk to a child of the opposite sex. She believes that if Americans want their children to learn safe and positive sexual behavior, parents have to teach these things just as they should tel...
Combination Of Interventions Are Found To Be Most Effective In Improving Driving Behavior Among Teenagers
...e is obtained) also was found effective inreducing risky
driving behavior," said Mattox. Those interventions that actively involved young drivers inlearning, according to the review, were better at influencing somechanges in knowledge, attitudes and sometimes behavior than theinterventions that just p...
New Ultrasound Technique Is Alternative To Cerebral Angiography
...he arteries serving the brain without usingcurrent risky
techniques that can provoke a stroke. Researchers from Brazil and Canada will report that acombination of two forms of ultrasound -- transcranial Doppler ultrasound andduplex carotid ultrasound -- can accurately measure the degree of blockag...
Hospitals Discourage Consumer Questioning Of Bills, Study Suggests
...lporganizations avoid the need for more public and risky
forms of impressionmanagement; (2) negative images, in some cases, may actually be beneficial toorganizations; and (3) organizations sometimes use anticipatory impressionmanagement to avoid accountability and responsibility for their actions. The fin...
Unhealthy Lifestyles Not Primary Cause Of High Mortality Rates
... rates primarily because they more often engage in risky
health behaviors. However, this study shows that ...n were significantly more likely both to engage in risky
health behaviors and to die. For example, compared with people with annual family incomes over $30,...
Abstinence Reduces HIV For High-Risk Women - Even Those Who Relapse - Study
...en when there's a relapse, atemporary reduction in risky
behavior can still lead to diminishing the spreado...g and testingresult in an initial 15% reduction in risky
behavior. The authors usedoperations research techniques in their analysis, including a dynamic mode...
Intervention can help reduce risky sexual behavior, according to results published in Science
...l Research andAIDS. Even a one-year improvement in risky
behaviors can have a profound publichealth impact, according to the authors. Adds Stover, "Our study is a good startin terms of identifying an intervention that reduces risk, but we areencouraging new investigators to extend the follow-up period in f...
UCSF Researchers Seeing Increased Rates Of Unprotected Sex Among San Francisco
...ex is an unacceptably high number. It isextremely risky
and will eventually lead to increased infections." Study co-investigators from UCSF CAPS are Ron Stall, PhD, MPH, associateprofessor of epidemiology and biostatistics; Jay Paul, PhD, researchpsychologist in epidemiology and biostatistics; Kim Shafer...
HIV Patients Treated With Protease Inhibitors Are More Likely To Engage In Risky Sex, Emory Researchers Report
...tely two and a half times more likely to engage in risky
sex (usecondoms less than half the time while havi...rs hope to undercover the motives for engaging in risky
sexamong protease inhibitor users as well as to facilitate education and counselingof clinical provi...
Differences In Brain Function Found For Attention Deficit Disorder
... well as an increased risk fordrug abuse and other risky
behaviors. The study was funded by a grant from the El Camino Hospital District Board inMountain View, Calif....
First Clinical Trial In Bay Area To Test Effect Of HIV Vaccine; SF Department Of Public Health And UCSF Recruiting Study Volunteers
...ation is to use the vaccine as areason to increase risky
exposures by counting on the vaccine to act asprotection against HIV. "Participating in this trial is one way to make an importantcontribution to HIV vaccine research. But enrolling in this trial is not areplacement for safe sex," Buchbinder stress...
Improved Fitness Lowers Mortality Risk Of Male Heart-Attack Survivors
...ribing exercise after a heart attack wasconsidered risky
because the prevailing wisdom called for rest. The NEHDP wasdesigned to answer the exercise-or-no-exercise question. Dorn completed thefollow-up analysis in 1998. "If you just compare the men who were assigned to an exercise programwith me...
Marijuana Not A Factor In Driving Accidents
...jects who received alcohol tend to drive in a more risky
manner." Smiley, who has studied transportation safety for over 25 years, drew herresults from a "metanalysis" of existing research into the effects of marijuanaon driving ability, combined with traffic accident statistics in the UnitedStates and Aus...
Adolescents And Risk-Taking: A 'Very Likely' Danger May Not Mean The Same To A Teen As To An Adult
...at adults say about the probability of harm from a risky
behaviorcan have different - even opposite - meani... we don't know the precisepercentage chance that a risky
action will lead to trouble. But our data showthat children, adolescents and even adults don't under...
Testosterone Is Mixed Blessing To Men's Health
... to smoke,drink alcohol excessively and indulge in risky
behavior that leads to injury.The biggest detriment to health by far is the tendency for high testosterone mento smoke. Booth; Dr. Douglas A. Granger, assistant professor of biobehavioralhealth and director of Penn State's Behavioral Endocrin...
UI Study Yields Encouraging Results For New Breast Cancer Treatment
...presented four studies that showed women with very risky
or advancedbreast cancer statistically did no better with the high-dose chemotherapy andbone marrow transplant treatment than those who received only low-dosechemotherapy. A fifth, relatively small study indicated that the high-dosechemotherapy/bone ...
Robotic technology to help Ohio State University heart surgeons
... considered too complex or risky
for this approach, explained Pascal Goldschmidt, professor ofcardiology and director of Ohio State's Heart and LungInstitute. "Physicians were reluctant to use this ...
New, less invasive repair of major artery defect
...are between two and four percent and may prove too risky
forpeople with cardiac, pulmonary, or other disorders." In the less invasive endovascular repair, an incision of about twoinches is made in the groin, through which a thin artery graft supported by ametal framework, or stent, is threaded via ...
Dieters need intensive support during holidays
... that counselors canhelp clients come through this risky
period by contacting them daily. "Consistency of self-monitoring should become a routine focus in weight controltreatment," says Kerri Boutelle, Ph.D., head of the study. "Methods of improvingconsistency of self-monitoring include increasing therapis...
One in seven adolescents still doesn't have health insurance
...r to talk with them about sexual choices and other risky
behaviorssuch as drugs or violence. Physicians who work with teens often can head offproblems by offering appropriate screening, intervention or counseling. There is little data to show a direct link between absence of health insuranceand an increa...
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