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Rapid flu testing is associated with decreased antibiotic use in hospitalized adults

...nate with their therapy but rather responding to a perceived increased risk of bacterial infection in an older and frailer group." No significant differences were found between the two groups in the number of days taking antibiotics, the length of hospital stay or complications arising from antibiotics. Anti...

Novel Ames Lab composite may replace depleted uranium

...d eliminate health worries related to toxicity and perceived radiation concerns regarding depleted uranium." Depleted-uranium-based alloys have traditionally been used in the production of solid metal, armor-piercing projectiles known as kinetic energy penetrators, or KEPs. The combination of high density (~...

Spirituality plays role in breast cancer information processing for African-American women

...en. "African-American women in our sample likely perceived both God and themselves as important factors in their own health. This perception seems to encourage African-American women to seek more information and talk about breast cancer to get emotional support and helpful advice," Leshner said....

Less television and more gathering around the dinner table prevents

...ht groups also lived in neighborhoods that parents perceived as less safe for outdoor play. "These results suggest that some overweight children have fewer options for active play when they are at home," Gable said....

Drug safety recommendations lack scientific evidence

During the past several years, there has been a perceived drug safety crisis in the United States. The Institute of Medicine (IOM), recently released it final recommendations for reforming the U.S. drug safety system, but an editorial published today in Health Economics by Tomas Philipson and colleagues at ...

Women need expanded musculoskeletal care during pregnancy, study finds

...culoskeletal pain, and of the small percentage who perceived that their back complaints were addressed, less than 10 percent were satisfied with the symptom relief they obtained. "Based on the findings of this study, doctors of chiropractic and other health care professionals need to expand the musculoskelet...

Educational video increases knowledge but not behavior

...ach that instills adaptive beliefs such as greater perceived control, greater confidence in one's abilities, and more realistic assessment of failures prior to attempting changes in actual behavior. This approach has been used successfully in intervention trials for exercise, fear of falling, and doctor/patien...

Morphine kills pain -- not patients

...hine is a killer, Dr George continued. It could be perceived that not to give it is an act of brutality. We urge those in the medical community to understand the facts about morphine and other opioids its time to set the record straight. Doctors should feel free to manage pain with doses adjusted to individua...

Gender and age can be determined from face silhouettes

...o the lack of hair on the silhouettes which may be perceived as baldness, a possible cue to maleness. Over 68 percent of respondents selected the correct age-range for the silhouettes, compared to a chance level of 38.8 percent. Most research on face perception focuses on the role of features such as the ey...

Community-based measures fail to reduce HIV levels, new study shows

...be reduced throughtargeting men and women who were perceived to have the riskiest sexualbehaviour and reducing the incidence of HIV amongst them. They believedthat this would reduce HIV incidence in the wider sexual networks wherethese people were thought to be key. The programme aimed to reduce transmissio...

Groundbreaking principles on sexual orientation and human rights released

...targeted toward persons because of their actual or perceived sexual orientation and gender identity. Worldwide, human rights defenders point to violations including extrajudicial executions, violence and torture, repression of free speech and assembly, and discrimination in work, health, education, access t...

Drug company sales visits influenced doctors, study finds

...use. Neither the duration of visit nor the visit's perceived educational value made any detectable difference in intention to prescribe, he says. "We can't rule out small differences in effectiveness. That said, even short visits of mediocre educational value were about as effective as longer visits of high ed...

'No' doesn't always mean 'no'

... about the nature and purpose of the research, and perceived difficulties in participating because of other commitments. Only 28% indicated they were "not interested in research." The results query the meaningfulness of expressions of 'non-consent' - a term that can encompass a variety of hidden personal de...

Extended family ties influenced evacuation decisions during Hurricane Katrina

...ortation decisions, access to shelter and how they perceived evacuation messages. These ties both facilitated and hindered their evacuation. IMPACT: Disaster plans should take into account the influence that extended family ties and social networks have in decision-making among vulnerable and minority commun...

Who receives a kidney transplant first?

...ir, and any modification to the system that may be perceived as unfair runs the risk of undermining patient confidence. "Transplantation is the only technologically advanced field of medicine that is totally dependent on public understanding and support, for without donors and recipients, transplantation would...

Hurricane Katrina evacuees had deep distrust of public health authorities

...mpetency of authorities in handling the emergency; perceived equity that is, whether authorities treated the hurricane victims the same regardless of class, race and gender; fiduciary issues, in which people trust others to act in their best interests; and issues of honesty and dishonesty, with some evacuees ...

Web-based asthma program dramatically improves disease management for low-income black students

...er at having the disease, denial and fear of being perceived as weak or different. The average age of participants was about 15. Female students, who comprised 63 percent of the cohort, said being labeled asthmatic concerned them less than it did the male students. More students participated at the three ...

Fine motor skills, social acceptance lower in children with 'lazy eye'

... recent study evaluating the fine motor skills and perceived self esteem of children with amblyopia (or "lazy e...otor Proficiency to measure fine motor skills, and perceived self esteem was assessed using the Harter Self Perception Profile for Children. Results shows that ...

Neglected epidemic of chronic lung disease; childhood conditions affect adult progesterone levels

...ecause the underlying disease process is generally perceived to be irreversible. Smoking is not the only cause of COPD, he says, and yet there has been little research funding aimed at investigating other contributing factors, including genes and environmental toxins. "More research is needed into the un...

New book provides unprecedented look at role of religion over a lifetime

...signed a lower priority to church involvement. The perceived need for church may also have dimmed because midlife is a time in the life course when individuals tend to see their mortality as still far off," Dillon and Wink said. Throughout their lives, women consistently were more religious than men. And con...

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