Tag: "cultural" at medical news
Hispanic drug use rises in US culture
...panic immigrants as they replace their traditional cultural
beliefs with those of white Americans, according t...panics. Acculturation involves the adoption of new cultural
information and social skills by an immigrant group, which often replaces traditional cultural
Fat is the new normal, FSU researcher says
...ities are everywhere -- there is a gap between the cultural
imagery and the weights that most people consider acceptable for themselves and others, according to Heiland. Biological forces also play a role in the rise of obesity. An additional pound of body weight is more likely to be fat, which does not met...
Home health care devices focus of FDA Conference at UH
...backgrounds who may have communication problems or cultural
blocks to understanding device technology; and the chronically ill from rural areas, low-income families or foster care with few outreach services and transportation options. Attendees will be able to talk directly with government officials, affo...
STAMP system can help professionals to identify potentially violent individuals
...esistance. However, it was noted that there can be cultural
reasons for avoiding eye contact and it was important to differentiate these from other cases. Tone and volume of voice was associated with 13 of the 16 violent episodes. Most of the cases involved raised voices and yelling but two involved sarca...
Diabetes professionals join forces to identify gaps in diabetes care and better self care
...evaluate medical, lifestyle, family, psychosocial, cultural
and economic issues. Assessment and monitoring of diabetes through surveillance data collected at the national, state and county levels are all necessary steps in defining and ultimately reducing the burden of this major health problem." ...
Researchers call for investigation into links between khat use and psychiatric disorders
...iopian communities. Whilst it is reported to have cultural
functions, it is also increasingly reported to be ...t conflict settings. This will take account of the cultural
context, and the socio-economic and psychological implications of khat use. This would allow the for...
Getting the word out: Babies are born to be breastfed
...heir first initiative, and it seeks to improve the cultural
acceptance of breastfeeding as not only helping women shed pounds after childbirth, says Olson, but also helping reduce the risk of obesity in infants' later life. Although researchers do not completely understood why breastfed infants have a lower r...
African-Americans perceive people with extreme health problems as less productive and valuable
...lts could also have been influenced by personal or cultural
beliefs about health, which in turn, could have been influenced by personal experience with illness. "A potential explanation is that the time preference for African Americans regarding health states may vary compared to other races," said Dr. Joh...
New book provides unprecedented look at role of religion over a lifetime
...yday experiences over time as well as with broader cultural
changes, aging, and transitions in the life course. Most longitudinal studies compare the responses of different groups people interviewed at different times about the same topics. The two studies used by Dillon and co-author Paul Wink of Wellesley...
Food and drink, and what it says about us
...ustrate the many similarities particularly in our cultural
behaviour, agriculture, trade patterns, architectu...ow the consumption of food was an integral part of cultural
and individual identity. Sera Baker, a PhD student in Archaeology, is one of the organisers of th...
Martin F. Shapiro wins Herbert W. Nickens Award
...rt W. Nickens Award, recognizing his commitment to cultural
diversity in medicine. Shapiro received the award April 28 at the Society of General Internal Medicine's 30th annual meeting in Toronto. "I am honored to receive this award, but it really is a recognition of the contributions of a remarkable gro...
Healthy country, healthy people
...eople compared to their involvement in natural and cultural
resource management. This exploratory study inve...sease. "In addition, participants in natural and cultural
resource management practices report a more nutritious diet and a greater degree of physical activit...
Rutgers presents Susman award to College of Nursing faculty member Marlene Rankin
...e on May 2. The award is named after a prominent cultural
historian and popular faculty member who served Rutgers for more than 25 years until his death in 1985. "Marlene is an outstanding teacher and it was an honor to nominate her for this award," said Felissa R. Lashley, dean and professor at the Colle...
Culture sculpts neural response to visual stimuli, new research indicates
...Singapore have found that the aging brain reflects cultural
differences in the way that it processes visual in...and 38 young and old Westerners, found significant cultural
differences in how the older adults brains responded to visual stimuli. "These are the first studi...
USC study identifies factors attributed to later stage cancer diagnosis
...correlate to later detection. Socio-ecological and cultural
factors, including unsafe neighborhoods, lower level of education, language barriers and lack of transportation, were associated with a higher risk. Also, patients who gave medical care low priority because of busy work or family lives demonstrated a...
Professors named Fulbright scholars
...ity to observe each others political, economic and cultural
institutions. Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports in Patiala, Punjab, Asias largest sports institute, will host Kalinski, who has enjoyed collaborative research with scientists in Ukraine, Poland, Russia and Spain for more than a decade. He...
Patient adherence for successful tuberculosis treatment
...s the taking into account of the local, social and cultural
context of communities, clearly appear to be essential factors for the sound running of the therapy and the long-term efficacy of actions geared to tuberculosis control. This action strategy, by improving adherence to treatment and the rate of succes...
A remedy for what ails medicine
...adership in Medicine, (also known as "CChange" for cultural
change) is supported by a $1.4 million grant from the Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation of New York. "There is an urgent national need to realize the full potential of women physicians and researchers in the biomedical sciences. Everyone knows there is a...
Nevada scientist authors influential AIDS/HIV paper
...be used, for example, in countries where societal, cultural
or religious norms say that men shouldn't wear condoms. It could also be used for technicians working laboratories where blood is handled from potentially infected patients." And, having a rarified ranking in the 99th percentile of published articles...
Mercury contamination of fish warrants worldwide public warning
...rum for debate on scientific, social, economic and cultural
issues affecting the human environment. Wiener said the Madison Declaration summarizes a year-long effort by many of the world's leading mercury scientists, assembled into four expert panels, to review and synthesize the major mercury science findin...
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