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Hysterectomy type makes little difference in later sexual function

... a new review has found. This finding contradicts perceptions among some women and physicians that retaining the cervix is preferable or even necessary to pelvic function. Total hysterectomy is a slightly more complex and lengthy operation, but the likelihood of ongoing menstrual bleeding after surgery is incr...

Students feel safer in ethnically diverse schools, UCLA psychologists report

...d. Students filled out written surveys about their perceptions of bullying and school safety. In earlier research in the school bullying project, Graham, Juvonen and Nishina reported that school bullying is pervasive, that middle school students who are bullied in school are likely to feel depressed and lonely, ...

Women attracted to men when they see interest in children refected in their faces

...nity for children, even after accounting for their perceptions of men's general kindness. "The research suggests that men's interest in children may be a relatively underappreciated influence on men's long-term mate attractiveness." Roney said....

World Hypertension League calls for urgent action to get more hypertensive patients to goal

...ysicians across 17 countries, compared physicians' perceptions against the reality of current hypertension management. Encouragingly, the findings confirmed that most physicians are aware of the recommended blood pressure goal for hypertension patients (140/90mmHg), and that the vast majority (96%) know treatin...

The Gerontological Society of America chooses 2006 Hartford Faculty Scholars

...D Adelphi University Research Topic: Providers' perceptions of barriers to geriatric mental health care Institutional Sponsor: Roni Berger National Research Mentor: David Biegel Cheryl Waites, PhD North Carolina State University Research Topic: Promising health promotion strategies and interventions: SW p...

Residents report less fatigue, better care under 80-hour work week mandate

... residents at Hopkins, asking them to report their perceptions of the effect of fatigue on clinical care, educati...uture studies should measure whether this shift in perceptions carries on over time....

Perfectionist fathers can reinforce tendencies

... self- and parentally-prescribed perfectionism and perceptions of personal control and maladaptive eating behavior. Their data revealed that 17 percent of the overall sample participated in maladaptive eating patterns including such behaviors as vomiting because of feeling uncomfortably full. The Penn State stu...

Mothers often have inaccurate perceptions of their children's body weight, study shows

...preschool-aged children frequently have inaccurate perceptions of their children's body mass index and believe they are healthy when they are overweight, according to a new study from the University of California, San Francisco. "A significant number of women believed that their children were normal weight when...

Skin disease common among Hispanic farmworkers in North Carolina, research shows

...te, was designed to determine workers' beliefs and perceptions about occupational skin disease. Results are reported in the April issue of the American Journal of Industrial Medicine. "Farmworkers are particularly vulnerable to diseases of the skin and have the highest incidence of skin disorders of any industry...

African-Americans report less trust in health care providers than whites

...s contribute to a patient's trust level, including perceptions of the provider's medical and interpersonal skills. Patients with low trust in their providers may be less likely to comply with treatment, receive recommended screening exams or develop long-term, quality relationships with their physicians. Chanit...

Survey: Perceptions of male culture may deter women from a career in surgery

...ion of surgery as an "old boys' club" and negative perceptions of the surgical personality may deter women from choosing the field, according to results of a small survey published in the April issue of Archives of Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Recent analyses have suggested that more general surge...

March/April 2006 Annals of Family Medicine Tip Sheet

...ns between physicians and patients; 2) relational perceptions of physicians and patients about the EHR and how those perceptions affected its use; 3) educational issues of developing physicians' proficiency with and improving pat...

Prostate treatment decisions based on perception more than fact

...out the outcomes that are important to them." "The perceptions of treatment efficacy related to cancer control far outweigh available supporting evidence, and most patients appear to select a prostate cancer treatment primarily based on its perceived ability to control the tumor," conclude the authors....

Combining alcohol and Red Bull reduces the 'perception' of impairment

...s show a considerable disconnect between subjects' perceptions and objective measures of their abilities: although combined use reduces the sensation of tiredness and sleepiness, actual capabilities are significantly impaired. "In Brazil, as in other countries, young people believe that Red Bull and other energy...

Brain-scanning technology reveals how we process brands and products

...earch, is the first to use fMRI to assess consumer perceptions and has important implications for the use of metaphorical human-like traits in branding. "[fMRI] allows one to gauge, for the first time, the degree to which the underlying thought processes are similar," write the researchers. Subjects were given...

NDRI researchers evaluate prison Hepatitis program

...es the services offered, assesses client and staff perceptions of the advantages, benefits, and barriers to delivering services, and made recommendations for the future. "This approach presents a tremendous opportunity to limit the spread of HCV," noted Dr. Shiela Strauss, one of the authors. Yet such program...

Principals' and foodservice directors' perceptions differ on food policy

...high school principals' and foodservice directors' perceptions of "competitive food" policies that highlight the need for communication among key stakeholders addressing new wellness policy development mandated by the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004. Elaine McDonnell, project coordinator who...

Experts to address use of patient-reported outcomes in clinical trials at joint Mayo-FDA forum

...derstand the challenges of measuring the patient's perceptions in clinical trials. This forum allows an open discussion that will be documented so the FDA can use the feedback to improve and finalize policy in this area." The importance of identifying appropriate methods for developing, validating and using PR...

New study examines scope of online breast cancer support groups

...hip, fewer concerns about breast cancer and higher perceptions of support from one's family. The study is published in the January/February 2006 issue of the journal CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing. According to the lead author of the study, Bret Shaw, the researchers expected that that free access and trai...

Stressed-out moms think their children are more difficult

...tal delays, including maternal stress and maternal perceptions of difficult infant temperament. "Therefore, an important goal for research is to identify factors that may either magnify or lessen risk in cocaine-exposed infants," the authors say. In this study, children in the cocaine-exposed group had lower so...

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