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Abstain from sex- the latest mantra of American teens

The latest fad in the United States of America is surprisingly abstinence!!!!! Shockingly enough the teen crowd, particularly below 18 years, is taking the buzzword seriously...Last year there were many public abstinence pledges with many millionaire celebrities joining the jing bang. This pledge has been taken seriously, alteast for a certain period of time, according to some analysts who have s...

Clinton's new problem - Is the outgoing American president suffering from skin cancer?

The outgoing U.S. president Bill Clinton will be remembered as one of the most controversial presidents ever. He created history by becoming the first American president in history to be impeached by the House of Representatives. Only because he managed to win at the senate did he save himself and his country further damage. ..He has been the center of many burning controversies throughout his te...

FDA attacks American Red Cross for blood violations

The Food and Drug Administrations asked a federal judge to hold the American Red Cross in contempt of court for repeated safety violations in its blood collection program. FDA is acting today to ensure that the Red Cross takes much more seriously its role as guardian of the safety of the nation's blood supply, which is essential to the public health. // ....Despite a promise made by the Red Cros...

Bird Flu Threat Prompts Stockpiling Of Food And Medicine In America

It has been urged by the Federal Government to stockpile medicines and food owing to the possibility of potential bird flu pandemic in America.// A pandemic is said to occur when a new strain of the influenza virus gets transmitted from one person to the other, thereby causing serious human illness. ....Warning has already been issued regarding the mutation of the H5N1 virus into a more potent f...

Americans Not Interested In Choosing Sex Of Child: Survey

A nationwide survey conducted among Americans has revealed that most of them prefer leaving determination of their child's sex to a mere chance. The results of the study may not be applicable to other countries, // where concerns about sex selection may be prevalent, leading to imbalance of the sex ratio. ....'We found that only eight percent of people would use pre-implantation sex selection fo...

Poll Finds Many Americans Misinformed About Cancer

American Cancer Society researchers conducted in interesting national survey that was led by Ted Gansler, M.D., M.B.A to look at the prevailing myths about cancer //in the minds of the public. They did a phone survey of 957 adults with no history of cancer to assess their understanding of the disease and its management, and also identify any associated misconceptions. Participants were asked...

Poll Finds Many Americans Misinformed About Cancer

American Cancer Society researchers conducted in interesting national survey that was led by Ted Gansler, M.D., M.B.A to // look at the prevailing myths about cancer in the minds of the public. They did a phone survey of 957 adults with no history of cancer to assess their understanding of the disease and its management, and also identify any associated misconceptions. Participants were asked...

Hypertension Drug of Choice for African Americans

A beta-blocker called Nebivolol, may be the best drug to control high blood pressure, especially// among black Americans of African origin according to a new study. ....At The International Society on Hypertension in Blacks (ISHIB2005), Nebivolol was shown to be statistically significantly better than placebo in reducing systolic and diastolic blood pressure among African-American hypertensive pa...

American scientists alter gene makeup of babies

The BBC and the British Scientific journal Human Reproduction on Friday last, announced that a group of US scientists has successfully altered the genetic make up of babies. .... But Jacques Cohen, one of the scientists who developed the technique in the United States, denied that the children had been born with altered genes...However the journal reported on Friday that the first huma...

Indian doctors in America help Katrina victims

The Indian doctors of American Origin are helping out the victims from Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans. ..Hundreds of members of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin// (AAPI) - the umbrella organisation of Indian doctors in the US who number over 25,000 - have volunteered their services to help victims of the trauma and devastation in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alaba...

38 million Americans including 14 million children left to combat hunger

A recent study done by Household Food Security in the United States has established that more than 38 million Americans// go hungry, including nearly 14 million children. This accounts for a 43 % increase over the last five years. ..'This is an unexpected and even stunning outcome,' noted center director Dr. J. Larry Brown, a leading scholarly authority on domestic hunger. 'This chronic level of...

Americans Consume Far Too Much Salt and Sodium

Americans consume far too much sodium, putting them at risk for high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke, according to a new study published in the current issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. // .. ..Although people who already have high blood pressure, or hypertension, generally consume less sodium than others, their average daily intake is still far higher than recommende...

Americans Growing Out Of Shape

As many as 7.5 million adolescents and 8.5 million American adults are becoming overweight, says a study... ..Previous studies have found that Americans have been // getting less and less exercise in recent years and are becoming increasingly overweight... ..However the new nationwide study of over 5,300 Americans by Mercedes R. Carnethon of Northwestern University and other researchers found a s...

Rise in Stress among Americans

A survey conducted in US revealed shocking results about the stress levels among the Americans. ..Many of the people were feeling miserable and depressed // . They were hopeful that the New Year would bring happiness and joy. ..The survey was conducted among 1000 people belonging to various fields above 18 years of age. The levels of depression and stress were highest from 1990s. The main reason...

Home Remedies More Used By Blacks And Native Americans

Researchers from Wake Forest University School of Medicine have found out that an inclination to use home remedies for treatment of common diseases are based more on ethnic background rather than accessibility to health care.// Blacks and Native Americans tend to opt for home remedies when compared to whites. ..Surprisingly, the inclination is found to be independent of the economic and health s...

Indian Incense Invades American Senses

Washington: Walk into Lake Forest Mall, White Flint Mall or any other mall in America and the aroma that wafts into your senses is indelibly Indian//. ....This is Indian incense at its zenith, and there is no mistaking the aroma of sandalwood, jasmine or the heady champa. ...."We are importing agarbattis (incense sticks) from India on a large scale," says Martha Rodman at the Next store. "I think...

Baltimore is America's Fittest City; Chicago the Fattest

Baltimore has been named America's fittest city by Men's Fitness magazine, and Chicago America's fattest. ..According to the ranking accorded by the Men's Fitness magazine,// the top fittest cities behind Baltimore were Honolulu, Virginia Beach, Va., Tucson, and Milwaukee. The top fattest cities behind Chicago were Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Dallas and Houston, the magazine said. ..Last year, Balti...

90 Million Americans Harbor Drug Resistant Bacteria Inside Their Nose

A study published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases has projected alarming reports of a 32% prevalence of Staphylococcus aureus in nasal samples, // among Americans. The organism is implicated as a causative factor in a majority of the hospital acquired infections. This report, prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is consistent with the increase in hospital-acquired inf...

Aspirin, Not Used By African Americans And Diabetics To Prevent Heat Problems

It is recently seen that the usage of aspirin to prevent heart problem have increased tremendously//. ..The researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH) and others conducted the study and published in the American Journal of Medicine. It said that African Americans and diabetics do not opt for aspirin therapy. ....The researchers from the medical centers...

African American smokers are more prone to developing Lung cancer

Researches have found that African American smokers are more prone to developing lung cancer than White American smokers who smoked the same quantity of cigarette. // The researchers found that lung cancer was increased in these African American people who are exposed to nicotine than the White American due to presence of genetic predisposing factors which would have been triggered by smoking. ....

African American Children More Pone to Develop Diabetes

Levels of insulin in African American children deteriorate as they progress through puberty, reveals a new study conducted by researchers at University of Alberta//. The levels of insulin, however, remain unchanged in their Caucasian counterparts. The study highlights this specific phase of growth plays a crucial role in determining the individual risk of developing diabetes. ....The 7-year, Ala...

Americans Avoiding Risky Foods

According to research surveys its being noted that fewer Americans are eating 'risky' foods that could carry infections//. The foods Americans consume each day are becoming far safer now than ever before, researchers report... ..The survey on food borne illness, released at the International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases in Atlanta, led researchers to conclude that media reporting an...

African-American Women Need To Seek Advice On depression

According to Kumea Shorter-Gooden, a clinical psychologist and author, a lot of woman particularly the Blacks in America, are emotional overeater’s who try to mask their depression with food. // Shorter-Gooden said African-American women generally do not seek treatment for their depression, either because their friends, religious community and family members don't recognize depression as a legiti...

Americans Dissatisfied with their Health Care

Americans are extremely dissatisfied with their health care despite the fact that health care expenditure surpasses that of most other industrialized nations//. These were the results of a multi-national survey that was concluded on Tuesday. ..In 2004 the survey revealed that United States had spent $6,280 per capital on medical care almost twice as much as other industrialized countries. ..US...

Majority Of Americans Deny That They Are Overweight

Majority of the Americans refuse to accept that they are overweight. According to a study published on Tuesday, 90% of the Americans know that most of their fellow men are overweight// , but just 40% believe themselves to be too fat. ....The statistics show that more that 60 percent of the U.S. population is overweight, and half is obese, meaning they are at serious risk of health effects from th...

Health Insurance Numbers Declining In American Families

With health insurance becoming almost a byword in recent times, a new survey has tracked the number of uninsured people in low income and moderate-income American families.// The report from The Commonwealth Fund, Gaps in Health Insurance: An All-American Problem found that 41 percent of Americans with annual incomes of $20,000 and $40,000 were not insured. These numbers have shown a massive jump...

Americans Unaware On The Signs Of Mental Illness

A new survey conducted by the American Psychiatric Association shows 44% of the People in US have absolutely no idea about mental illness, its symptoms, causes or the methods of treatment//. ....The association’s survey also showed that one-third of the Americans believed wrongly that an emotional or personal weakness is a major cause for mental illness. But the survey also showed that almost abo...

Indian American Doctor Wants Healthcare Reforms

Chicago: An Indian American physician, who is president-elect of the Chicago Medical Society, has said that doctors should take the lead and work with lawmakers in the US on healthcare reforms that should include a reduction in fines to be paid in cases of medical negligence. // ..Shastri Swaminathan, a psychiatrist who has served as president of the Illinois Psychiatric Society, will take over...

Indian American Doctor Wants Healthcare Reforms

An Indian American physician, who is president-elect of the Chicago Medical Society, has said that doctors should take the lead and work with lawmakers in the US on healthcare// reforms that should include a reduction in fines to be paid in cases of medical negligence. ..Shastri Swaminathan, a psychiatrist who has served as president of the Illinois Psychiatric Society, will take over as Chicago...

Americans-Not So Healthy After All

Recent research has revealed that middle-aged to older U.S. residents appeared to have higher rates of chronic diseases than their English counterparts. // The results of the study have been published in the May 3 issue of JAMA. ..The United States spends considerably more money on medical care per capita ($5,274) than the United Kingdom ($2,164). However, whether greater financial expenditures...

Video Games, The Latest Craze Of American Adults

Americans are increasingly orienting themselves to video games, highlights a new poll conducted by Iposs, a leading international polling firm//. ..According to the poll conducted on 3, 024 American adults, nearly 40% of the respondents admitted that they enjoyed video games. This approximates to a total of 1,046 gamers, taking into consideration the sampling error as well. ..Most adults either...

Asian American Community Prone To Hepatitis B infection

New York -- According to a new study by New York University School of Medicine researchers, an estimated 15% of Asians living in New York City are severely infected// with hepatitis B virus. Chronic hepatitis B infection is associated with a condition where the liver gets inflamed and can ultimately lead to cirrhosis and liver cancer. ..The new study appears in the May 12 issue of Morbidity and M...

Preventive Services Not Offered To Most Americans

According to a study it was found that a number of Americans do not receive preventive medical care. //Preventive measures, like a daily dose of aspirin, colon cancer screening, childhood vaccinations, blood pressure screening, Chlamydia screening for young women, immunizing adults against the flu and pneumonia and smoking-cessation therapy are all effective ways to live longer and healthier live...

Plans Of Recruiting Pas From America Causes Displeasure In Scotland

A delegation comprising of senior doctors, members of the Scottish Executive and cash-strapped NHS health boards are in San Francisco for up to a fortnight// at cost of taxpayers to try to hire 20 physicians' assistants. They are trying to recruit staff under a controversial new plan to combat the shortage of physicians. ....With hundreds of junior doctors from overseas who trained and worked in...

American Study Shows the Association between MMR and Autism

According to the American study conducted by Arthur Krigsman, of New York University School of Medicine found that MMR vaccine has links to autism//. MMR inoculation is given to young children to protect themselves against measles, mump and rubella. But recently there have been claims that the vaccine is linked to autism. After this there was sharp fall in the MMR vaccine uptake rate which has in...

More Number Of Younger Americans Lack Health Insurance

According to a recent survey the young adults between the ages of 19 - 29 are the fastest-growing age group among the uninsured. The report by the Commonwealth Fund, a private research foundation// that focuses on health and social issues claim that in 2004, nearly 14 million Americans between 19 and 29 years old were uninsured, which was an increase of 2.5 million since the year 2000. ......The...

Drinking water in America not all that safe: says report

Contrary to the general belief that every thing in the US of A is the best might get a severe blow.//According to a report by an independent environmental organisation Sierra Club to the tune of more than 111 million Americans get unsafe drinking water. They attribute it to the Environmental Protection Agency's policy to withhold Clean Water Act protections from headwater and seasonal streams. ....

Indian Americans Compete for the Prestigious Spelling Bee Contest

More than 10 million American children get 'spellbound' in local contests every year with 275 of the best spellers, including many an Indian American, making it// to the finals of the prestigious Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington. ....The two-day finals began Wednesday. ....With the bee's soaring popularity, the championship round will be broadcast in prime time on network TV for the f...

AMA Supports Tax Penalty for Uninsured Americans

The American Medical Association has backed a tax penalty for uninsured Americans who earn enough to buy medical insurance but choose not to//. This number has been estimated to be about five million Americans. ....State and federal lawmakers have already been considering legislation towards this issue in Congress and state houses in America and the AMA's House of Delegates voting in favor of in...

Afro American Women at a High Risk of HPV and Hence Should Be Vaccinated

According to the infectious disease expert the afro American women should be first vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV). This vaccine was recently approved by the FDA //. This was publicly announced in the Lancet Infectious Disease by researchers at The Miriam Hospital and Brown Medical School. .. They said that the best ay for distributing the vaccine is through school-based vaccinati...
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