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Fat is the new normal, FSU researcher says

...opulation increases and people slowly adjust their perceptions of appropriate body weight. Given that these changes in perception may come about gradually, Heiland and Burke suggest the nations battle of the bulge may extend into the future. Heiland and Burke studied body weights among American women in the 30...

USC law professor battles schizophrenia

...a psychotic episode range from unusual thoughts or perceptions and inability to form coherent thoughts to delusions and hallucinations. However ironic, the life of Saks mind has been her salvation. Even as her brain attacks her with fear and hallucinations, it also provides the source of her greatest pride and...

How to market diet pills: Prescription and over-the-counter pills may increase unhealthy behavior

...how effective the supplement actually is, consumer perceptions of supplements are that they require supplementary behavior in order to work. People appear to choose supplements almost as a matter of faith rather than science, Bolton says. They perceive these products as natural and figure they cant hurt. And ...

Decision aid tool could cut the number of Caesarean sections by 4000 a year

...s attached to potential outcomes challenges womens perceptions of the optimal decision and this may influence their resolve to achieve a vaginal birth. They conclude: Although the content was carefully designed to not favour one mode of delivery over another, even a small absolute change in decisions could h...

JRRD releases single-topic issue on pain and pain management

... Moving to new settings: Pilot study of families' perceptions of professional caregivers' pain management in persons with dementia, pg. 295 Pain in persons with severe dementia is often not recognized or treated because these persons cannot communicate their needs. Family caregivers are in the best position ...

Early education for the health care team -- Bringing nursing and medical students together

...cements. By learning together we can breakdown the perceptions and stereotypes aboutother health professions and enhance the health care teams of the future." While the pilot study involves nursing and medical students, the model will also be adaptable toother health students....

Psychological bullying hits just as hard

...ggression at school is associated with adolescents perceptions of, and participation in, a hostile school environment. Respondents were asked about their direct experience of being victims of both relational aggression (e.g. How often in the last month have students told stories about you that were untrue" How...

How will responders respond?

...sted the hypothesis that healthcare workers (HCWs) perceptions and expectations about their role in disaster resp...ecommend that hospital disaster plans address HCWs perceptions and expectations about their role in disaster response. This study is the first to specifically inv...

Higher gas prices leave many workers running on empty

...Jaguar. "The price of gas has contributed to the perceptions of many that they are simply never going to get ahead," Hochwarter said.Hochwarters research is being prepared for presentation and publication....

New study probes how religion can help HIV/AIDS patients

...eligion play an important role in shaping patients perceptions of living with HIV/AIDS. In a report on the study, Sian Cotton, PhD, assistant professor of family medicine, said the team found that patients with HIV/AIDS, particularly black patients, claimed to have become more spiritual after diagnosis. Ho...

Older, lower income patients least likely to see a specialist for lupus

...ferral patterns for men with SLE and male patients perceptions of disease warrant further study in this predominantly female disease," they state. The authors point out that although elderly patients and those with lower incomes traditionally have access to health care through Medicare and Medicaid, the presen...

Study of US restaurants shows no healthier foods without healthier profits

...t to increase healthy food choices on menus due to perceptions of low consumer demand, inconsistent quality and availability of produce, high spoilage, increased storage needs, and complexity of preparation. Underlying all of these is a general belief that such products have not generated profits for their busin...

Reactions to 'false-positive' prostate cancer screenings assessed

...warrants further investigation," he said. "Men's perceptions following a false-positive prostate screening test are parallel to those of women who have an abnormal mammography exam but whose follow-up biopsy shows no breast cancer," Katz said. "It's understandable that false-positive prostate exams could affec...

Medicalize me: Experts look at how our perceptions of illness are shaped

Medicalize me:Experts look at how our perceptions of illness are shaped by drug ads, patient empower... with the drug industrys role in changing societal perceptions of disease, normalcy and wellness. But the authors also warn against painting this phenomenon wit...

Feb. 16 event explores pills, politics and the public trust

...rception of a "big, bad" industry. What are these perceptions based on? Are they realistic or unfair? And what are the consequences for the pharmaceutical industry and for health care in general when there is an erosion of public confidence in drug companies, or a lack of trust that they will behave ethically...

Study finds gender differences related to eating and body image

...olarly research on issues of nutrition and eating, perceptions of ideal-body weight and the impact of media on them, randomly assigned the male and female subjects to be tested in same-gender groups of three to nine people. The subjects participated in one of four scenarios: Some were randomly chosen to view s...

Contact lenses a good choice for children 12 and younger

...feelings toward their own appearance, nor did peer perceptions seem to change dramatically once a child or teen began wearing contact lenses. "Vanity doesn't seem to be a factor in children's or teens' satisfaction with switching to contact lenses," Walline said. Children wore their lenses almost as long as ...

'Stranger danger' threat and lack of green spaces put kids off walking

...n the child had walked in the previous week, their perceptions of the local environment, and their individual pre...elling by bus or car. "Our findings suggest that perceptions of the local environment are related to walking levels in children," conclude the authors, adding th...

Sleep problems -- real and perceived -- get in the way of alcoholism recovery

...t for far less time than they actually were. These perceptions about how they slept were actually more accurate in predicting their potential for relapse to alcohol use than were the actual sleep measurements. "Our study suggests that in early recovery from alcoholism, people perceived that it took them a lon...

November/December 2006 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet

...NTS THINK SUPPORTIVE TALK HELPS Hispanic patients perceptions of the efficacy of depression treatment do not match current treatment guidelines that emphasize diagnosis and technical care. This study of 121 depressed Hispanic patients finds that most think their primary care physician could be helpful in treat...

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