Tag: "behaviour" at medical news

Adolescent health ill-catered for in the NHS

...gaging the population in health" says Dr Viner, as behaviour and attitudes towards health are maintained into adulthood. Yet current strategies do not target young people appropriately, and do not engage them with their own healthcare. Existing policies also ignore health inequalities - which have a considerab...

The Cochrane Library newsletter, 2005, issue 2

...and exercise strategies, behavioural and cognitive behaviour therapy can help a person lose weight. "This work should encourage people to look more seriously at these techniques, and perform some research that studies long-term outcome," says lead author Dr Kelly Shaw who works in the Department of Health and ...

Canadian youth 4th highest in international obesity study

... of Community Health & Epidemiology. And sedentary behaviour like watching television was strongly correlated with being overweight, he adds. Along with this alarming finding is one that runs contrary to what the research team expected. Surprisingly, as consumption of candy and chocolate increased, the likel...

Fatal brain disease holds clues to dementia

...and relate that to changes in learning, memory and behaviour in Huntington's disease." "By better understanding the disease mechanism, we can work towards developing drugs to treat dementia in people with Huntington's disease," he added. Dr Hannan's team trained normal and Huntington's disease-susceptible mice...

How medical research is taking care of your heart

...ion of the vessel wall; indeed, alterations in its behaviour are some of the initial disturbances leading to vessel wall pathology in conditions such as hypertension, atherosclerosis (hardening of arteries) and thrombosis. Professor Eddy Liew, Director of the Glasgow Biomedical Research Centre, University of...

Those at high-risk for skin cancer burnt by own behaviour

...al of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery, examined the behaviour of melanoma patients in order to assess the efficacy of sun-awareness and protection campaigns. "Patients with a personal or family history of melanoma, or that burn easily in the sun, are considered high-risk for melanoma, and should take extra car...

ESC emphasizes underestimated effects of tobacco use

... are being called upon to help people change their behaviour and to advise, guide and answer questions related to the consequences of tobacco use, so that they can help patients stop smoking. It is estimated that 1.3 billion people around the world use tobacco, and 4.9 million people die from tobacco use every...

New information on reproductive health in St Petersburg

...hange is especially evident from the active sexual behaviour among young men. The Reproductive Health and Ferti...ial change seems to have particularly affected the behaviour of young men. The surveys are part of the research conducted by the REFER research consortium (Repro...

Changing sexual behaviour in the UK

... sexual behaviour, particularly towards the sexual behaviour of the young. Attitudes towards homosexual behaviour, non-exclusive sexual relationships and sex outside of marriage have all softened over recent decades. The exception is monogamy. Whatever our practices and for all our interest in the peccadill...

Seven deadly sins: A new look at society through an old lens

...ntemporaries with partners. LUST Changing sexual behaviour in the UK Professor Kaye Wellings analyses eviden...xual activity. This reveals that changes in sexual behaviour have been considerably more marked among women than men. For example, the proportion of women with o...

Pregnant women at risk for injury in summer

... trauma rates is not caused by alcohol or reckless behaviour alone, as pregnant women generally stay away from these activities," said Redelmeier, who is also a Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto. "Everyday lifestyle has a larger impact on the individual's safety." The study looked at all pregn...

Children in chronic pain need better support, say researchers

...intensive interdisciplinary programme of cognitive behaviour therapy developed by the Pain Management Unit for adolescents with chronic pain showed that it was effective at improving physical, psychological and social scores - and resulted in 40 per cent of the children returning to full time school. The emoti...

The building blocks of schizophrenia and drug addiction

... abuse and stress may have long-lasting effects on behaviour according to researcher Cecilia Flores PhD, of the Douglas Hospital Research Centre. She is using a variety of techniques to better understand how these changes occur in the brain and is particularly interested in how exposure to environmental str...

The Cochrane Library newsletter, 2005, issue 3

...ing environments that enable and support long-term behaviour change are likely to make more of a positive impact than the interventions that people have studied so far," Waters adds. "This review made a central contribution to the WHO Expert Consultation on childhood obesity at Kobe, Japan, in June 2005, and t...

Minister Dosanjh announces over $2.8 million for childhood obesity health research projects

...e of mentorship on enhancing the physical activity behaviour and health of overweight and obese youth through a program called "Mentors-in-Motion of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Montreal"....

Breath of the dragon: ERS-2 and Envisat reveal impact of economic growth on China's air quality

...vels have risen by around 50% since 1996, and this behaviour is continuing." Space-based sensors are the only way to carry out effective global and regional monitoring of the atmosphere. While GOME demonstrated the first satellite sensitivity to tropospheric nitrogen dioxide, SCIAMACHY possesses superior perf...

Scientific breakthrough will help protect astronauts and spacecraft

...opportunity to test conflicting theories about the behaviour of high energy particles in the Van Allen radiation belts* - a volatile region 12000 miles (19,000 km) above the Earth. Lead author, Dr Richard Horne of the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) says"Solar storms can increase radiation in the Van Allen belt...

Conference: A long and healthy life: The contribution of medical research to AU community health

... being set, even before conception, by the smoking behaviour of the father. For any man who intends to become a father, the message is simple, obvious and emphatic: if you smoke, you profoundly threaten the health of your future children. It's tragic enough that smoking is likely to kill one billion smokers wo...

Prevalence of 'risky' sex among gay men doubled in Scotland over six years

...ities. The men were questioned about their sexual behaviour as well as their attitudes to HIV infection and it...lts showed that there was no significant change in behaviour between 1996 and 1999, but between 1999 and 2002, rates of unprotected anal sex rose 10%, as did lev...

Women in Uganda have a higher risk of HIV infection during pregnancy

...nd this trend; suggesting that biology rather than behaviour is responsible. They believe that hormonal changes during pregnancy could make women more susceptible to HIV infection. An observational study in Malawi found that HIV acquisition is substantially higher during pregnancy than after giving birth. Anot...

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