Tag: "socially" at medical news
Chronically Ill Teens Turn To Internet For Peer Support, Researchers Report
...ch chronic diseases as cystic fibrosis (CF) become socially
isolated becauseof their symptoms or treatments, making it difficult to arrange traditional,in-person support groups to address emotional and social needs. According to Kevin Johnson, M.D., assistant professor of pediatrics atthe Children's ...
Scientific Trials Of So-Called 'Wonder' Hormone Treatment For Autism Will Be Conducted In Seattle, Denver
...s with a child's ability to communicate or relate socially
with other people. Afflicted individuals also have a restricted range of activities and interests. Autism is far more common than once believed, and as many as 550,000 Americans are estimated to have the disorder. Approximately 75 percent of c...
Emory University researchers say cholinergic agents may offer relief from tics in adults with Tourette syndrome
...tte syndrome, this is in fact arelatively rare but socially
disabling symptom. Coprolalia is considered acomplex vocal tic and consists of involuntary swearing in public. However, manychildren with Tourette also exhibit symptoms of ADHD such as short attentionspan, poor concentration, impulsivity and hyperac...
Senior volunteering indicates well-being
...The reason: Volunteering probably connectsretirees socially
and provides routines, rituals and additional role...eand a strong sense of being connected. And being socially
connected is apowerful predictor for high levels of well-being in older life," she says. To examine...
High-achieving children off to a good Head Start academically and socially, but study shows some are not 'turned on' by school
...d the high-achieving children assignificantly more socially
competent, more motivated to succeed academicallyand showing more positive overall classroom behavior than other students.Teachers also viewed the parents of high achievers as more supportive inencouraging their children to succeed in school than oth...
Study: moms' depression hurts kids' development
... Most of the children, who are from racially and socially
diversefamilies, now are in the third grade and will be followed at least through thesixth grade. For the new study, they were assessed at ages 1, 6, 15, 24 and 36months. "We found that depressed mothers in general were less sensitive to thei...
Suicide is higher among socially fragmented rather than deprived populations
...ple. Whitley et al found that nine of the ten most socially
fragmented areas of Great Britain are London boroughs. The authors say that living in a socially
fragmented area was more strongly associated with suicide risk than poverty in men and women of all ...
Male unemployment levels affect birthweight
...birthweight rates. "The health effects of being socially
or economically connected with persons who become unemployed are, with few exceptions, largely ignored," said Catalano. "Ignoring these effects may lead to erroneously low estimates of the human cost of unemployment." Programs that teach stress m...
Parenting, stress and your child's risk for alcoholism
... they could even fight, they could do all sorts of socially
appropriate and inappropriate things - but what was lacking in their environment was an adult," explained Higley. "These monkeys showed emotional instability, they were more fearful, they were much more reactive to the stimuli around them, and they ...
Impulsiveness, aggression, alcohol and adolescents
... the study," are temperamental traits that lead to socially
disinhibited behavior, also called 'behavior undercontrol.' Kids with behavior undercontrol are more likely to develop alcohol use disorders than non-impulsive-aggressive kids." One type of adult alcoholism, referred to as Type II, is defined by...
Breast cancer risk reduced by 50 percent by breastfeeding for two or more years
...he Chinese culture. "In Chinese society, it is socially
acceptable to breastfeed for a long time," said Zheng. "And it is considered good for the child." His research, published recently in the American Journal of Epidemiology, followed three studies conducted in the early 1980s in Shanghai, Beijing a...
Personality influences psychological adjustment and recovery from stroke
...e became more self-conscious, moody, withdrawn and socially
isolated, says Grattan. Their subsequent depression made it very difficult for them to participate in and benefit from rehabilitation as they lacked the energy or interest to succeed. In contrast, people described as more energetic, outgoing, f...
Teenagers, drinking and driving: a quick trip to the grave
...oup to try to educate, especially in ways that are socially
responsible, when a lot of these kids are looking for ways to be socially
irresponsible. So it's good news that this study gives us some indication that education about soci...
Study: Children with more hours of child care act more aggressively
...problems. Most subjects, who are from racially and socially
diverse families, now are in the third and fourth grades and will be followed at least through the sixth. Analyses have now been completed and reported for ages 6, 15, 24, 36 and 54 months. Investigators consider their sample reasonably but not perfe...
Gender differences apparent in psychological factors that predict later hypertension
Women who were depressed and felt socially
alienated and men who felt inadequate in their job... relation to psychological factors such as feeling socially
alienated, depression and low-status work. In men, job insecurity was associated with a 50 per...
Low income smokers support smuggling to maintain habit
...ume 323, pp 203-207 Low income smokers living in socially
deprived areas view cigarette and tobacco smugglin...female smokers, aged 25-40 years and living in two socially
deprived areas, about their smoking behaviour. They found that most smokers wanted to quit but perce...
Health service in "political denial" about need for rationing, claims leading economist
...ce in 'political denial' stunts the development of socially
agreed rationing principles that are openly discussed and accountably applied," contends Professor Maynard. And it promotes an irresolvable tug of war between the providers who advocate "more" and parsimonious politicians who want more for less, he s...
HIV patients more likely to accept a drug regimen if they trust in the physician, Yale researchers find
...ercent less likely to take ART, and those who were socially
isolated and mistrusted peers were 89 percent less likely to take ART. "This study shows that by building trust and promoting acceptance, we can successfully demystify ART for members of marginalized populations, in this case prisoners who were inje...
Chronically ill kids put up defenses to hide depression
...ed on measures of behaviors and attitudes that are socially
desirable but improbable, characterized by statements such as I am always polite, even to people who are not nice to me. The study included 130 children who were recently diagnosed with cancer, 121 children who had juvenile diabetes, cystic fibrosis ...
More students choosing health profession sciences as major due to unstable job atmosphere
... "They are being drawn to professions that make a socially
just contribution to society," he said. Amid all the layoffs, hiring freezes, and declared bankruptcies plaguing the economy, the health professions industry seems to be unscathed, and even growing. Students at Northeastern and elsewhere are increasi...
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