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Backache sufferers who fear pain change movements

...aggravating the backache and another that was less afraid of reinjury. The researchers next asked the participants to perform a series of three reaching tasks designed to simulate everyday activities, such as bending to open a mailbox or leaning to ring a doorbell. Sensors attached to the study subjects ...

Threats to hope -- Desperation affects reasoning about product information

...n" Trying to get pregnant" Want a bigger house but afraid you cant afford it" A new study by researchers from University of Southern California argues that in situations like these, consumers are susceptible to motivated reasoning. We believe what we want to believe about products that promise to help even...

New mothers often not asked about depression, UNC survey finds

...And perhaps even more important, women shouldnt be afraid or embarrassed to raise this issue with their doctor. Were expected by society to be happy when we have a child so sometimes its hard to talk about the fact that women feel sad, or that its hard being a new mother, Sleath said. The Patient Health Q...

Fatalistic beliefs about cancer cause many to ignore cancer prevention advice

...education efforts. "Many Americans seem to feel afraid and helpless in regards to cancer, which may be exacerbated by conflicting news reports and a general lack of education on the causes and prevention of cancer," said Jeff Niederdeppe, Ph.D., professor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. "They sa...

Most young women don't recognize heart attack warning signs

... those who waited more than an hour said they were afraid their symptoms weren't real; about 42 percent attributed their symptoms to something else; about 17 percent said they were embarrassed by their symptoms; and 8 percent admitted that they feared the symptoms or experienced denial that it could be hear...

Health insurance fails to protect Americans from financial risk

...f-pocket medical bills that leave them in debt and afraid to go to the doctor and face even more bills," noted Kathleen Stoll, Health Policy Director from Families USA. "Insured people with medical debt exhibit care-seeking behavior more like the uninsured than the well-insured." From Massachusetts to Ca...

Northwestern surgeon invents teaching technology for scary patient exams

...of Medicine. "The anatomy is complex, students are afraid they are going to hurt the patient, and there is a lot of embarrassment." The first prostate exam isnt far behind for provoking student jitters. How do medical students know if they are being gentle enough? How can they figure out where all the ...

Violence in the home leads to higher rates of childhood bullying

...tricians to talk about. "Physicians may have been afraid of the answers they might get and may not know of community resources that are available. In the not so recent past, intimate partner violence was something physicians typically did not ask about. Today, it is recognized that family violence is com...

Jefferson team designs program that helps elderly perform daily living tasks and live longer

...eive the help. Intervention participants were less afraid of falling, had more confidence in their abilities to manage everyday activities and used more effective coping strategies. In a 14-month followup study, Dr. Gitlin, who is professor of occupational therapy at the College of Health Professions of T...

New UF tool measures heart implant patients' anxiety

... least seven deaths. Patients with an ICD may be afraid that if the device fires they may harm themselves ...d the frequency of anxious thoughts, such as "I am afraid of being alone when the ICD fires and I will need help" and "I am afraid to touch others for fear th...

Forget the label. Portion size is all in your mind

...ble gluttony. "It is more than just people being afraid of appearing greedy," state the authors. "We have a culturally enforced 'consumption norm,' which promotes both the tendency to complete eating a unit and the idea that a single unit is the proper amount to eat." The concept of unit bias helps explai...

Outcomes of patients in trials; Better blood pressure treatment; Snake bites, and more

...latives. However, at the same time many people are afraid of what the effect of many dead bodies might be on the living; one belief is that dead bodies are a source of disease. Such a belief can lead to the inappropriately rapid burial of bodies before identification has taken place. Researchers from the U...

Chronic pain hurts both workers and employers, says FSU professor

...in the workplace simply because most employees are afraid of the consequences if employers find out," he concluded. Hochwarter's research indicates that chronic pain at work has a significant effect on both the worker and the organization. For example, higher levels of chronic pain are associated with: M...

Declines in exercise capacity may be due to lack of training, not just age

...cance of this is that elderly people should not be afraid to exercise, which is good for them. If they are otherwise in good health, they should remain physically active and not "slow down" just because of age. If they have medical problems, exercise can still be of considerable value, but this should be un...

Not every stutterer is a problem case

...areness of an abnormality they become increasingly afraid of speaking. For this reason Professor Schade warns against panicking: 'Parents should allow their children to speak in their own good time and not put pressure on them. It is important that children do not get the feeling that they have a problem.' ...

Memory problems at menopause: Nothing to forget about

...with forgetfulness. "We see a lot of women who are afraid they are losing their minds," said Weber, a senior instructor of Neurology, who presented the results. "A lot of women complain that their thinking or their memory isn't what it used to be. Their big fear is that it's early Alzheimer's disease." The ...

Anxious fathers make caesarean ops more painful for mothers

...operative pain. It also showed that women are most afraid during the application of the nerve block used to numb the lower part of the body, rather than the initial incision as the researchers expected. "Maternal fear fluctuates during a caesarean section but it can be influenced by the psychosocial factors...

Massage for childbirth prep may reduce episiotomy rate

... of women who are fearful about cuts and tears and afraid of an episiotomy," said Sally Avenson, a certified nurse midwife in western Washington state. As more women demand greater control and involvement in their childbirth plan, Avenson said, preventing an episiotomy -- or the spontaneous tears that can o...

Heartfelt wake-up call sounded for heart attack survivors

...ho have suffered a heart attack are very aware and afraid of their increased risk of having another one, they are not doing everything they can to live a heart-healthy life," said Dr. William Abraham, director of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at The Ohio State University Medical Center. "I counse...

Penn psychologists believe 'unit bias' determines the acceptable amount to eat

... to be in the bowl. "It is more than just people afraid of appearing greedy. They didn't know they were being observed," Geier said. "We have a culturally enforced 'consumption norm,' which promotes both the tendency to complete eating a unit and the idea that a single unit is the proper amount to eat."...

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