Tag: "behaviour" at medical news
Aussie blokes dying for a health policy, say UWS men's health experts
...luence over their circumstances. "Saying men's own behaviour
is the reason why they are more likely to die earlier from illnesses such as heart disease and lung cancer, and commit suicide and self-harm in great numbers, is just the tip of the iceberg.We need to examine the state of men's health much more close...
Australian Cancer Research Foundation announces biggest ever private grant
... now have the ability to observe and influence the behaviour
of cancer cells, the blood cells of the immune system, proteins and bio-markers. "We will be looking to attract outstanding projects in Australia that may not have been previously embraced by Australian researchers perhaps projects that have been co...
Liverpool psychology helps bring peace to European football
...sence, and dealing with fans on the basis of their behaviour
not their reputation. The study, led by Dr Cliff... to quickly and appropriately, and clear limits of behaviour
were established which ensured that situations quickly calmed. "In most of the rare cases where some...
New study reveals attempted suicide often a snap decision fuelled by drugs and alcohol
... Dr Wyder found the impulsiveness of this suicidal behaviour
was often fuelled by drugs and alcohol, with men t...eeling known as 'psychache'. To many, the suicidal behaviour
was not a longing for death, but a desire to be free from the mental anguish, to have time out, or t...
Interactive websites can help manage chronic diseases
...may also seek advice and support to help them make behaviour
changes necessary to manage and live with the disease, such as changes in diet or exercise. Computer-based programs which combine health information with, for example, online peer support may be one way of meeting these needs and of helping people to...
The Cochrane Library newsletter, 2005, Issue 4
...ne in five children and adolescents, but cognitive behaviour
therapy (CBT) can help more than one half of these...s a number of groups have started to use cognitive behaviour
therapy (CBT) to help children and adolescents with anxiety disorders. CBT aims to help the child id...
More than 50% of surveyed Norwegian doctors self-prescribe
...rway. They assessed the students' self-prescribing behaviour
by asking them to fill in a questionnaire, one year, four years and nine years after graduation from medical school. In total, 252 students responded to all three questionnaires. Hem et al.'s results show that 69% of doctors had self-prescribed once...
Situation-specific policies can reduce antibiotic resistance in hospital and community care
... may not provide the tools required to change that behaviour
if it is ingrained or multi-factorial," says lead Cochrane Review Author Sandra Arnold, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Tennessee, Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center, Memphis, USA. In one trial, information given in an on-lin...
Autism problems explained in new research
...pairments in social interaction, communication and behaviour
(restricted interests and repetitive behaviours). The majority of people with autism also have an intellectual disability. Those with Asperger's disorder are typically of average or above average intelligence and may have relatively good communicatio...
Avoiding the 'Desperate Housewive's' syndrome
...self-blame; where ideas of 'normal' and 'abnormal' behaviour
are internalised and used to judge worth and value. Any deviations from so-called 'normal' behaviour
are seen as failure, and something to be avoided," says Professor Ussher. "One theme that emerged in...
Malaria risk it's not all in the genes
...r mosquitoes to breed and survive as well as human behaviour
are likely to play major roles. "We need to determine what makes the difference between low-risk and high-risk households", Mackinnon says, "but whatever it is, it seems likely to be an easy target using tools such as education and the low-cost, low...
World-first test of sun-damaged skin launched
...and they tend not to make any adjustments to their behaviour
until they are threatened with the real possibilit...e on how to apply it. We also tell patients about behaviour
changes they should make to increase their sun protection that would allow them to enjoy the sun but...
Internet may aid in treating panic sufferers
...three types of treatment internet-based cognitive behaviour
therapy sessions, face-to-face sessions, and the use of medication (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor) monitored by a psychiatrist. Preliminary results, based on more than two years of research, showed that internet therapy was comparable with f...
Prisoners should have access to proven HIV prevention methods
...characteristics undoubtedly contribute to HIV-risk behaviour
in these environments, state Evan Wood (British Columbia Center for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, Vancouver, Canada) and colleagues. This problem is made worse because successful prevention methods are rarely available in prison, despite international guid...
Ethics in a pandemic
...t in stewardship are the notions of trust, ethical behaviour
and good decision-making. This implies that decisions regarding resources are intended to achieve the best patient health and public health outcomes given the unique circumstances of the influenza crisis. Five procedural values to guide ethical decis...
Resolved to lose weight? Social cues encourage overeating: University of Toronto study
...look to the activity of others, their own previous behaviour
or other social cues to guide them and thereby consume more than they need. Frequently, eating occurs within what we have termed a zone of biological indifference, in which the individual is neither genuinely hungry nor genuinely sated. Without any p...
Faults in newly discovered breast stem cells may lead to tumours
... cells that are dividing rapidly, which is typical behaviour
of cancer cells. But an errant stem-like cell may be more resistant to chemotherapy because it divides more slowly. So while chemotherapy can eliminate the bulk of cancer cells, the tumour factory itself a breast cancer stem cell may survive months...
Siblings' bad habits brush off
...se by older siblings increases the odds of similar behaviour
from younger siblings by three to five times. University of Washington Sociologist Dr Abby Fagan studied the contributions and influence of parents, siblings and peers on teen drug use. Dr Fagan used data from 1370 Brisbane teenagers, who've been p...
One million people in medical gamble
...as of research, such as the genetics of antisocial behaviour
or intelligence, despite each volunteer not being aware in advance that this may happen. Some critics claim that these projects can never achieve their stated aims. "The Biobank project is based on the flawed idea that you have a single gene combinin...
Nursing professor calls for steps to close the reality gap between education and practice
...rsing Council for England and Wales, looked at the behaviour
of 321 student and pupil nurses from 19 hospitals....on many occasions, nurses did not follow the ideal behaviour
they have been taught when they were faced with the real situations they encountered on hospital war...
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