Tag: "social" at medical news
Study, meta-analysis examine factors associated with death from heatstroke
...tioning, visiting cool environments and increasing social
contact were strongly associated with better outcomes. Taking extra showers or baths and using fans were associated with a trend toward lower risk of death. Although further studies are needed to provide specific guidance on each intervention, such...
Hispanic drug use rises in US culture
...olves the adoption of new cultural information and social
skills by an immigrant group, which often replaces traditional cultural beliefs, practices and social
patterns. In general, recent Hispanic immigrants are more family-oriented and have less tolerant v...
Some women benefit more from exercise when emphasis is on health, not appearance
...hers studied nearly 100 college-aged women who had social
physique anxiety a disorder in which someone chro...body image. A woman's answers indicated if she had social
physique anxiety. Only those women with the disorder were asked to participate in the study. The a...
Researchers suggest TB screening for all international adoptees
...d lead author of the study. Because of the many social
and demographic circumstances in North America, the option for domestic adoption is limited so the number of people seeking to adopt children from other parts of the world has increased, says Long. Specifically, Long reminds that all international ...
Baby DVDs, videos may hinder, not help, infants' language development
...ey instinctively adjust their speech, eye gaze and social
signals to support language acquisition. Watching...tting DVDs and TV may not be an even swap for warm social
human interaction at this very young age. Old kids may be different, but the youngest babies seem t...
Parents' depression can weigh on children
...th, emotional well-being, academic performance and social
status. Children whose parents were struggling or who reported more problems with peers tended to have a lower overall score for quality of life. Both bullying and parent distress were linked to more depressive symptoms in children, and these sympt...
Study suggests nonpharmaceutical interventions may be helpful in severe influenza outbreaks
...dividuals adopt what they perceive to be effective social
distancing measures or nonpharmaceutical intervent...lic health benefit while minimizing the disruptive social
consequences of the pandemic as well as those accompanying public health response measures" the auth...
Michigan-CDC study supports value of social restrictions during influenza pandemics
...enters for Disease Control and Prevention say that social
restrictions allowed 43 U.S. cities to save thousands of lives during the Spanish influenza pandemic of 1918-1919. Although these urban communities had neither effective vaccines nor antiviral medicines, they were able to organize and execute a su...
Fat is the new normal, FSU researcher says
...ed a normal body size has changed. This is a social
force that we are trying to document because the r...al model of the impact of economic, biological and social
factors on aggregate body weight distribution. It also is one of the first studies to suggest that w...
European heat waves double in length since 1880
...l experience some of the highest environmental and social
impacts of climate change and continue to experience devastating hot summers like the summer of 2003 more frequently in the future," Della-Marta said. The authors note that temperature records were likely overestimated in the past, when thermometer...
Medical residents score poorly in diagnosing and managing tuberculosis
...tan areas are prone to more cases of TB because of social
factors, including high rates of homelessness, drug use, incarceration and immigration, as well as HIV infection. He points out that the survey results were not all bad, with most medical residents understanding the main facts about how Mycobacteri...
Why do people have sex?
...ractical considerations (I wanted to have a baby), social
status (I wanted to be popular) and revenge (I wanted to give someone else a sexually transmitted disease). Emotional reasons such as love and commitment (I wanted to feel connected) and expression (I wanted to say thank you). Insecurity-...
Obese girls less likely to attend college
... is more important to girls' self-concept and that social
norms have greater effects on the education of girls than boys," Crosnoe noted....
Investigating the causes of Parkinson's disease
...se basic and applied science as well as health and social
care projects to investigate the causes, treatment, prevention and cure for Parkinsons....
UGA study explains why anti-smoking ads backfire or succeed
...to avoid tobacco, but rather by helping change the social
norms surrounding smoking. With that in mind, she said, campaigns should be designed for a sustained, multi-year effort. The way the message is designed is critically important, too. Rather than using an authoritarian approach along the lines of ju...
SMS your ECG to ER
... regain their independence and return to an active social
life or work schedule," explains Bai, "thereby improving their psychological well-being and quality of life." The researchers are now working on how to enable global-positioning system, GPS, in the modified cell phone, so that the medical centre ca...
Polish journalist scoops first prize in prestigious European award
...nd said I think that journalists have an important social
responsibility, even more so when talking about health and illnessI feel that we should show the human courage of all those who live and survive a tumour that's why I try to use a simple language, a human tone, far from unrealistic expectations and f...
New heart disease risk score will help minimize health inequalities
...cotland called ASSIGN, which includes a measure of social
deprivation. The research has been conducted usi... cardiovascular disease risk based on age, sex and social
deprivation, write the authors. It is therefore likely to be a more equitable tool to inform managem...
SAGE to publish British Journal of Infection Control
...established reputation as the market leader in the social
sciences. SAGE publishes over 460 journals, over 150 of which are in the science, technical and medical fields, including influential publications such as The American Journal of Sports Medicine, the Journal of Psychopharmacology, and the Journal of ...
Anti-gay hate crimes widespread
...hat will help to alleviate the physical, economic, social
and psychological consequences of such crimes, Herek said. The study found significantly different rates of victimization among gay men, lesbians and bisexuals. More than a third of the gay men said they had experienced violence or property crime b...
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