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Students with symptoms of mental illness often don't seek help
...rvey of 2,785 college students indicates that more than
half of students with significant symptoms of anxiety or depression do not seek help. This is despite the fact that resources are available at no cost on campus, said Daniel Eisenberg, assistant professor at the University of Michigan School of Pub...
Experts predict Tamiflu could halve the pandemic influenza death toll versus no intervention
... limited and are targeted at treatment only rather than
treatment and prevention.2 However, some governmen...ative approach is likely to be more cost-effective than
treating symptomatic patients alone and may be an effective and cost-saving measure for reducing the...
Taking animals out of laboratory research
...husband of the late Julia Girling, who raised more than
12,000 for FRAME during her life and left a 100,000 legacy to the charity when she died last year. Their daughter Sarah will also attend. This legacy forms part of FRAMEs contribution to the remodelled laboratory. The overall cost of expanding and re...
Parents of chronically ill kids are helped by better access to federal and employer leave
... journal Pediatrics. Researchers found that less than
half of the parents interviewed qualified for bene...t back to work before their child was better, more than
60 percent said they returned because they needed the pay. Almost half of adults reported that at...
Smoking rate has plummeted in New York City
... Report (MMWR). The 2006 rate was nearly 20% lower than
the 2002 rate -- a decline that represents 240,000...or 2006 is the lowest on record (17.5%), and lower than
all but five U.S. states (California, Washington, Idaho, Utah and Connecticut). Over the past year, ...
Millennium development goals: Are we on track?
...ve: reduce the proportion of people living on less than
a dollar a day, and reduce the proportion of people suffering hunger by half. In order to meet these goals, Webb highlighted recent successes that can guide future efforts. There are three priority issues to be tackled in seeking to address the s...
STAMP system can help professionals to identify potentially violent individuals
...sment framework could have much wider applications than
just hospitals. STAMP - which stands for Staring and eye contact, Tone and volume of voice, Anxiety, Mumbling and Pacing could be used by any professionals in potentially violent situations, such as law enforcement and social services. The...
A new direction: Integrating best-practices to improve food responses
...gram planning to an analysis-driven process rather than
a resource-driven process, notes Maxwell, who is also an associate professor at the Friedman School. Analyzing food security in a more holistic way will allow us to broaden responses beyond just food, he says. An integrated information system that in...
HSPH's Lin wins prestigious MERIT Award from NIH
...from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Less than
5 percent of NIH-funded investigators are selected to receive MERIT Awards. The award will help support Lin's development of advanced statistical methods for analyzing correlated and high-dimensional data in cancer research -- especially for analyzin...
Predicting danger of flu pandemic rests on differences in affected population, says O.R. Forum
... social distancing is telecommuting to work rather than
riding public transportation. Two key findings are (1) early exponential growth of the disease may be dominated by susceptible people who have a great deal of contact with others and may not be indicative of the general populations risk of infection ...
Damon Runyon renews its $2.25 million investment to support young clinical cancer investigators
...nyon Cancer Research Foundation has committed more than
$30 million to support the careers of 39 physician-scientists across the United States since 2000. The 2007 awardees are Colleen Delaney, MD, from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the University of Washington; Douglas K. Graham, MD, P...
New survey uncovers how insomnia affects job performance and safety
...afety. The survey of 2,082 nurses found that more than
one quarter of nurses (27.23%) suffered from insom...rized by nighttime awakenings, (29.67%, p<.01) than
those who were good sleepers (18.75%). Charting deviations from standard practice were more frequ...
Columbia dentists to improve oral health in sub-Saharan Africa
...n the village of Koraro, Ethiopia, found that more than
half of the population complained of oral pain. Th...sites in 10 sub-Saharan countries. It reaches more than
400,000 people with plans to increase its reach over time. The project empowers the local health car...
Reduced greenhouse gas emissions required to avoid dangerous increases in heat stress
...re is more warming and drying in the Mediterranean than
in other regions of the world, which makes the Med...est days of the year, or the 'hot tail,' warm more than
the typical summer days warm," Diffenbaugh said. "One might expect that an average warming of four d...
Paying taxes, according to the brain, can bring satisfaction
...se brains light up more when money goes to charity than
to themselves altruists, Mayr said. The others are egoists. Based on what we saw in the experiments, we can use this classification to predict how much people are willing to give when the choice is theirs. There remain a lot of unanswered questions...
New nutritional research: College students face obesity, high blood pressure, metabolic syndrome
...unique to UNH. The UNH data, collected from more than
800 undergraduates enrolled in a general-education...0 percent of men had high blood pressure, and more than
two-thirds of women are not meeting their nutritional needs for iron, calcium or folate. Theyre no...
How to market diet pills: Prescription and over-the-counter pills may increase unhealthy behavior
...ose supplements almost as a matter of faith rather than
science, Bolton says. They perceive these products... hear, but is promising because it is so different than
the typical approach used to market these kinds of products. Usually, they are positioned as effecti...
Sleep-related breathing disorder common among aggressive, bullying schoolchildren
...ldren who bully may be more likely to have an SRBD than
their peers. "Treatment of an SRBD has been sh..." said O'Brien. An SRBD may be a problem in more than
10 percent of children. It occurs when the airway is partially blocked during sleep. The most comm...
Late weekend sleep among teens may lead to poor academic performance
...ekends, they are waking up at a time that is later than
their internal body clock expects. The fact that ...n. If you need to lie down, do not do so for more than
an hour. Keep a regular schedule. Don't read, write, eat, watch TV, talk on the phone or play ...
Extended duration work shifts risky to the safety, well-being of medical interns, patients
...e number of extended duration work shifts (greater than
or equal to 24 hours in length), reported medical ...t resulted in an adverse patient outcome were more than
three times as likely to report high stress in that month. "These results suggest that extended du...
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