Tag: "social" at medical news
The trust game: Measuring social interaction
...ll kinds of negotiations, from the economic to the social
to the political even go across geographical boundaries. The study was made possible by hyperscanning or hyperscan-fMRI, a breakthrough that allowed Montague and his colleagues to synchronize the scanning of two interacting brains. Without this, ...
UCSF study offers insight into human circadian rhythms
...checked, it would continue to speed up. Due to the social
demands and needs of those with the disorder, it is kept in check to a relative degree. The creation of the transgenic mouse model provides a tool for exploring how the CK1 delta-T44A enzyme causes FASPS. It also offers a model for testing promising ...
Hausman to give keynote address at 'Breastfeeding, Motherhood and Feminism' symposium
...llingness to breastfeed is strongly related to the social
and labor structures of which she is a part. If it... "Social controversies around breastfeeding reveal social
tensions concerning the meaning of women's bodies, the authority of science, and the value of matern...
HIV testing should be routine part of primary health care for sexually active
... of HIV infection in individual patients. Smaller social
networks with a high prevalence of infection also can be part of a larger community where prevalence is low, making accurate risk assessment more difficult. "Many people who engage in risky behaviors are reluctant to tell their healthcare providers ...
Cultural and social factors influence prostate cancer treatment
Researchers say social
and cultural factors play a significant role in patients' prostate cancer treatment decisions. A new study published in the May 1, 2005 issue of CANCER ( http://www.interscience.wiley.com/cancer-newsroom ), a peer-reviewed journal of the American Can...
Bullying among sixth graders a daily occurrence, UCLA study finds
...ir classes; they don't show signs of depression or social
anxiety, and do not suffer from low self-esteem....
Hepatitis C and health-related quality of life
...ients had a diminished HRQOL, most dramatically in social
and physical function, general health, and vitalit...ighly clinically significant and affects physical, social
and mental health domains."...
New evaluation tool reliably predicts recovery from coma
...eekly, for up to six weeks. Investigators measured social
knowledge, taste and swallowing, olfactory, proprioceptive (perception of one's body in space) and vestibular (balance), auditory, visual, tactile, and testing-readiness. Investigators found that DOCS is a sensitive, reliable, and valid measure of c...
Child care may affect entire community's risks of infection
...ny group play situation has real developmental and social
benefits," said lead author Susan Huang, MD, MPH, of Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital. "The take-home message really relates to key preventive steps" that can keep children from becoming infected, such as vaccination against pn...
The Gerontological Society of America announces Hartford Fellowship recipients
Four outstanding social
work students have been chosen as the newest recip... Initiative, which seeks to expand the training of social
workers in order to improve the health and well being of older persons and their families. It was cr...
Opponents of needle-exchange programs should think about their message to drug users
...we are not going to do what we know works. You are social
lepers and, as upright, moral, sincerely religious people, we prefer that you and others in your social
orbit die." Martin cites a number of alarming statistics to show the size of the drug problem. The n...
Extreme exertion, emotion can spark repeat heart attacks
... cigarette smoking, lack of exercise, work stress, social
isolation, anxiety and depression. The review note...y elevated risk for heart patients. Because strong social
support and marital relationships promote physical well-being, "My view is that it is much more impo...
Chronic fatigue patients show lower response to placebos
...gical. Current evidence suggests that emotional or social
stresses such as bereavement or problems at work, combined with other triggers such as common viral infections, contribute to the disorder. Additional factors, such as avoidance of physical activity, may cause the symptoms to become chronic, says Cho...
New self-help technology set to combat eating disorders
...and disabling condition with significant personal, social
and relationship costs. University of Glasgow psychiatrist Dr Chris Williams and colleagues from the Institute of Psychiatry, London have now been awarded 191,000 from the Medical Research Council to launch an on-line version of the innovation, whi...
Public policy should address the social factors behind ill health
...ic policy needs to change to take into account the social
factors behind ill health and reduce the health in...ontrolling infectious diseases must not ignore the social
determinants. The circumstance in which people live and work are as important. As a response to this...
New thrust needed to tackle health inequalities globally says UCL scientist
...licy-makers to help reverse the negative impact of social
policy on ill-health. Writing in the Lancet pap...stems and relief of poverty: to take action on the social
determinants of health. Such action will include relief of poverty but it will have thebroader aim o...
Explosion of child obesity predicted to shorten us life expectancy
...," he says. "This means a fundamental shift in the social
environment that will support healthful eating and an active lifestyle. While the campaign must be led by government, it will require the active participation of primary care physicians, nutritionists, schools, and parents." Founded in 1869 as a 20-b...
Community-based care beats standard clinic in lowering heart
...e American Heart Association. "Attending to unique social
and cultural needs of the African-American community means making a major change in the way you deliver care. But in exchange, you can markedly reduce risk," said lead author Diane Becker, Sc.D., a health researcher in the division of general intern...
Cardiologists underestimate racial and ethnic disparities in care
...ill likely contribute to addressing this important social
issue." Co-authors are Allen Fremont, M.D., Ph.D.; Arvind K. Jain, M.S.; Stephanie L. Taylor, Ph.D.; Rebecca McLaughlin, B.A.; Eric Peterson, M.D., Ph.D.; B. Waine Kong, Ph.D., J.D.; and T. Bruce Ferguson, Jr., M.D....
Cardiovascular health disparities must be eradicated
...d cardiovascular health care disparities, but also social
issues that could impede access to care, knowledge and research." For example, the group cited evidence for disparities in cardiovascular disease from a Kaiser Family Foundation/American College of Cardiology Foundation report that showed thrombolyti...
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