Tag: "wrongly" at medical news

Travelers need to know more about diarrhea

...off the sickness and 25 per cent of those surveyed wrongly identified fungi as sources of the diarrhea. "The study showed that while these respondents are aware of the condition, they may not be aware of some important factors in avoiding and treating travellers' diarrhea," said Julie Johnson, lead author ...

Do low-fat foods make us fat?

...re an average of 11% lower in calories, but people wrongly believe they are around 40% lower. In one study, two groups of people attending a holiday open-house were given identical regular chocolates that were labeled as either "Regular" or as "Low-fat." People served themselves an average of a third mo...

Consensus reached on new guidelines for ventricular arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death

...eath. The term "massive heart attack" is often wrongly used outside the physician community to describe sudden death. The term "heart attack" refers to death of heart muscle tissue due to the loss of blood supply and therefore oxygen, not necessarily resulting in a cardiac arrest or the death of the hea...

Our grip on reality is slim, says UCL scientist

... College London). In over a fifth of cases, people wrongly remembered whether they actually witnessed an event or just imagined it, according to a paper published in NeuroImage this week. Dr Jon Simons and Dr Paul Burgess led the study at the UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience. Dr Burgess said: "In our ...

New way to assess risk of heart disease in ethnic groups

...and minority ethnic groups. These groups are often wrongly assessed. ETHRISK is for everyday use in the doctor's surgery and other primary care settings. It has been developed by researchers at the University of Bristol to improve prediction of the heart disease risks of seven British black and minority ethn...

Millions squandered in unnecessary tests ordered in routine doctor visits

...cur when a test is false positive − that is, wrongly shows evidence of a health problem. For example, studies show that 20-30 percent of EKG tests result in false positive results, and patients with these results usually have follow-up exams that are much more expensive, Merenstein says. "We estimate ...

'Sick building syndrome' hallmark of job stress and lack of support, not unhealthy surroundings

...adding that the term sick building syndrome may be wrongly named. Higher levels of symptom reporting seem to be "due less to poor physical conditions than to a working environment characterised by poor psychosocial conditions," they say. When sick building syndrome symptoms come to light, managers should "c...

The Alzheimer patient who sang 'Oh, what a beautiful morning!'

...o her, and twisted her face when tunes were played wrongly sometimes exclaiming 'oh dear'! The researchers concluded that musical abilities seem to be located in brain regions unaffected by Alzheimer's disease and that demented patients might enjoy living in a more musical environment. The researchers have ...

Short glasses more likely to lead to over-indulgence

...nto tall, narrow ones of the same volume, but they wrongly believe that tall glasses hold more, finds a study in this week's BMJ. Even professional bartenders pour more into short, wide "tumblers" than into "highball" glasses, suggesting that experience of pouring alcohol has little effect. The study invol...

People eat more stale popcorn if served in a big bucket

...tainer size may influence other people, they often wrongly believe they themselves are unaffected, Wansink found in a 2004 study. "This suggests that portion and package size may insidiously influence people at a basic level of which they are not aware or do not monitor," Wansink warned....

Heat dangers forgotten in the battle against air pollution

Ozone is being wrongly blamed for many of the deaths during hot weather spells, finds a new UCL (University College London) study. UCL scientists warn that amidst all the concerns over air pollution, the more basic health message of 'staying cool when the weather is hot' m...

Child sex abuse policy recommendations published in Science magazine

...aid. "Myths about the nature of child sexual abuse wrongly cloud the credibility of abuse victims in the eyes of the media and the public." Freyd and her former students, Anne DePrince and Kathy Becker-Blease, have investigated the cognitive mechanisms involved in the forgetting of abuse. Terry Keane, associ...

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