Tag: "family" at medical news
Leading prevention researchers meeting in Washington, D.C., May 30-June 1, 2007
...esity, but researchers are learning more about how family
involvement can also affect obesity rates. Prevention research shows that kids who have difficulty paying attention and who have negative attitudes in earlier grades maybe at higher risks for arrests later. Data on more than 8,000 students shows ...
Talking sex on the factory floor in China
...t more information, but need private and anonymous family
planning because of judgemental attitudes surround...ory's doctors, who received extra training. The family
planning information leaflets proved popular, but very few women (5%) used the factory's free family...
Risk of Parkinson's disease increases with pesticide exposure and head trauma
...acco use, ever having been knocked unconscious and family
history of Parkinson's disease....
Policy changes have direct effect on nursing home care
...s in the nursing homes that care for their elderly family
members, but very few studies have assessed how to change that on a broad level," Harrington said. "This study shows that the simple step of raising the state minimum staffing ratio has a direct impact on the quality of care our seniors receive." H...
Inactive kids storing up illness for the future
... researchers found that children of parents with a family
history of diabetes or heart disease were just as ...ly to have sedentary behaviours as those without a family
history. Professor Khunti said: People of South Asian origin comprise significant-sized minority ...
Personality changes may help detect form of dementia
...s. During annual interviews, participants or their family
members were asked about changes in personality, i...tions are developed. It also gives the patient and family
members more time to plan for the progressive decline." Galvin said more detailed personality test...
New insights into chronic inflammation and atherosclerosis
...myalgia and other diseases. Age, body mass index, family
history of heart disease, and other traditional cardiovascular risk factors were similar in both groups. All specimens were evaluated, by light microscope, for evidence of chronic inflammatory cell infiltration in the aortic wall. This was achieved...
Both alcohol and neighborhood characteristics can affect intimate partner violence
... years ago," said Fals-Stewart, "IPV was a private family
matter. However, with increased awareness of IPV ...ude some form of intervention at the individual or family
level, but perhaps also at the neighborhood and community level. We need to understand what makes a...
New reforms could cut the number of unexplained infant deaths
...ys Jonathan Gornall, have been devastating for her family
and far reaching for the medical and other professions involved. Protocols introduced as a direct result of the case will be obligatory by April 2008 the statutory process allowing this to happen has been astoundingly fast says the writer. Peter...
Disadvantaged TB patients urgently need social support to make medical treatment more effective
...o income. 16 per cent werent registered with a family
doctor, 13 per cent were seeking asylum and 16 per cent did not speak English as their first language. More than a third anticipated problems taking their medicine and 30 per cent had no-one to remind them, suggesting a lack of social support. ...
Emory University researchers find persistent and severe asthma associated with obesity
...tatus, education level, income, employment status, family
history of asthma and residence in a metropolitan ...cant differences with regard to smoking status and family
history of asthma. Other outcomes also found to be more common in obese patients with asthma inclu...
Dyson Foundation gives $5 Million for ophthalmology research at Weill Cornell Medical College
...etina. A lifelong friendship developed between our family
and Dr. Coleman, and my mother became especially i...erests." "I am especially grateful to the Dyson family
for this important gift, as it honors the memory of my beloved friend Margaret Dyson -- supporting e...
Improving communication with families of dying patients reduces stress, anxiety and depression
... a simple strategy of enhancing communication with family
members of patients dying in the intensive care un... Monday, May 21. The multicenter trial found that family
members who engaged in an average of 30 minutes of a family
conference with the patients physician a...
Genetic marker linked to aggressive prostate cancer
...lled 8q24 -- are much more likely to have a close family
member with the disease. They have a 40 percent chance of having a close family
member with prostate cancer. In contrast, prostate cancer patients who do not carry the marker have ...
Veterans exposed to Agent Orange have higher rates of prostate cancer recurrence
... at age 50 and at age 40 for blacks and men with a family
history. Black men have been shown by Dr. Terris and others to have more aggressive disease earlier in life. To account for known racial differences, researchers also compared recurrence rates in exposed and non-exposed blacks and whites and the re...
Parents and schools, major factors in China obesity boom
...se behaviours can be shaped and cultivated by good family
habits based on the parents' knowledge and practice....
NIH study tracks brain development in some 500 children across US
...seen in other studies; for example, they show that family
income has an impact on a child's IQ and social be...d the demographics of the study group in terms of family
income and ethnicity to resemble the demographics of the U.S. population, based on census data from...
Hair straightening chemicals not linked to breast cancer risk in African-Americans
... explained by known risk factors, such as race and family
history. At all ages, African-American women are more likely to die of breast cancer than are Caucasian women. To shed light on these findings and to study potential causes of breast cancer and other serious illnesses that affect black women, the Bla...
How will responders respond?
... be low Being less worried about exposing ones family
to the illness Anticipating family
support to working during the event Feeling confident that protective equipment will be availabl...
Will the healthcare workers go to work during disasters?
...ould be unlikely, were less worried about exposing family
members to an illness, and felt supported by their family
in their decision to work. Since support staff and administrators provide essential services during ...
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