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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

African Americans Have Increased Risk Of Emphysema

A study by Temple University researchers has found that African Americans are more likely to develop emphysema even though they smoke less cigarettes than Caucasians. The study is published in the journal Chest//. ....The study, which confirms findings from a smaller preliminary study published last year, also offers evidence of biological differences in the distribution of emphysema and the seve...

Soda and Sugary Drinks make Americans Obese

Drinking excessive amounts of soda and sugary drinks is making the average American obese, says a scientific review.// ....Frank Hu and his colleagues at the Harvard School of Public Health reviewed the most credible scientific nutrition studies conducted over the last 40 years. ....They found that one-third of all carbohydrate calories in the American diet come from added sweeteners. And sweete...

African-Americans Pose Less Questions To Treating Doctors

A new study published in the September 15, 2006 issue of CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, says that African-Americans are least likely to// ask questions regarding their illness to their doctors. The study says that the level of interest displayed by Caucasian patients in their health is lacking in African Americans. This fact may lead to the African-Americans makin...

African-Americans Have A Reduced Response To Hepatitis C Treatment

According to a new study by Duke University Medical Center researchers, African-Americans have a notably lower response in the rate of treatment //for chronic hepatitis C than non-Hispanic whites. ......The researchers had reported in the August issue of Gastroenterology, which is the journal for the members of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), that the African American patien...

Americans Have The Dirtiest hands!

A new survey finds that two-thirds of the people in the US do not wash their hands properly.// ....The Lysol Hygiene Council that had been newly formed had conducted the survey of 8,000 people in eight countries. It was reported that the participants had been chosen from around U.S., U.K., Italy, Germany, United Arab Emirates, India, Malaysia, and South Africa. ....Lysol is the manufacturer of...

Americans Deficient In Dietary Intake Of Choline Needed for Fetal Brain Development

Women in US are not getting ample amounts of a nutrient that is essential for the promotion of normal fetal brain development.// ....A new study sponsored by the National Institute of Health, that has been conducted by three of the top universities in America has suggested that the women in US aren’t getting sufficient amounts of a nutrient, which is required to promote normal fetal brain develo...

Hypertension and diabetes are risk factors for recurrent stroke in African Americans, study

Those who have already suffered a stroke could run a further risk of further strokes if they suffer high blood pressure, according to findings of a new study. Recurrent// strokes could also disable nearly 50% of the patients. .. ..Dr. Sean Ruland, of the University at Chicago said” Stroke incidence and mortality are generally disproportionately higher among African Americans than among whites. P...

Survey Finds Americans Not Averse To Cosmetic Surgery

The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS) 2006 Consumer Perspective Survey has found that while less than 10 percent of US citizens have had cosmetic surgery//, a great number are planning one at some point of time in the future. ....Jeff Knezovich, executive vice president of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS), said that times have changed a lot since the 1970s when such surge...

Researchers Locate Genetic Link for Nicotine Dependence Among African Americans

Scientists at the University of Virginia Health System have identified, for the first time ever, several genetic regions that are likely to carry the genes for nicotine// dependence (ND) in an African American population. This is the first genome-wide study of such linkage and included the largest group of African Americans to participate in this type of linkage study. Until this study, participa...

Understanding Stress Triggers for African Americans

To understand the influence of economic, social and health factors affecting African Americans, Penn State researchers have designed an index labeled ‘Living While Black’//. .. ..Dr. Shaun Gabbidon, associate professor of criminal justice, and Dr. Steven Peterson, professor of politics and public policy, both at Penn State's Harrisburg campus, made these findings available in the September issue...

Two Americans Share 2006 Nobel Medicine Prize

Andrew Z. Fire and Craig C. Mello of the US have won this year's Nobel Prize for Medicine in recognition of their discovery //of gene silencing by double-stranded RNA, it was announced here Monday. ....The Karolinska Institute cited their discovery of RNA interference in awarding them the 10-million-kronor ($1.37-million) prize. ....The award winners have discovered "a fundamental mechanism for...

Fears of Pandemic Flu makes Americans Ready for Change

Most Americans are ready to make major changes in their lives and cooperate with public health officials' recommendations when faced with serious outbreak of pandemic flu according to the latest national survey // conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) Project on the Public and Biological Security. ....However, the survey also finds that a substantial share of Americans would hav...

Risks of Suicide among Black Americans

The myth that Blacks are less inclined to commit suicide as compared to Whites was dispelled by a novel study that built statistics //about suicide among black Americans. Scientists from the University of Michigan said that 4.1% of Black Americans do attempt suicide, and taking ones own life happens to be the 11th leading cause of death in the United States. ....Researchers discovered that nearl...

Chronic Pain- A Daily Struggle for Most Americans

Recent government statistics have shown that about one in 10 U.S. adults suffer chronic pain that lasts a year or more.// ..However, life spans of Americans have increased to a record average of just short of 80 years, according to the annual report on the nation's health from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ..The CDC said, 'At birth, life expectancy for females is just over 80...

Good English Gives Better Mental Health To Asian Americans

Indian and other Asian men with good or excellent English skills are less likely to have mental health problems than those with poorer English //proficiency, according to a new study of immigrants to the US. ....Asian Americans in general have lower rates of psychiatric disorders than American-born Asians and other native-born Americans with English-language proficiency the main variable among m...

African-Americans With Prostate Cancer More Likely to Have Family History

African-American men with prostate cancer were more likely to report a family history of prostate cancer and breast cancer among siblings than men who did not have prostate// cancer, according to researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. ....The data were part of the Flint Men’s Health Study, a population-based study of African-American men ages 40-79 who live in Flin...

Disability Factor Among Older Americans Shows Improvement

Severe disability among older Americans has fallen drastically, and the rate of decline has improved considerably in the past twenty years, according to a new analysis of data// from the National Long-Term Care Survey (NLTCS). The study, published in this week’s Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, has revealed that the severe disability among the older lot, 65 and above declined from...

Americans’ Concern for Skin Infections, Flu, Spreads Across the Countr

Type “schools and staph infections” into a leading Internet search engine, and you’ll find over 360,000 results. And for good reason// . ....The latest National Cleaning Survey from The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA) finds Americans are concerned about reports of skin infections, like Staphylococcus aureus, in their children’s schools. ....If this bacterium becomes resistant to methicill...

More Americans Affected by Sleeplessness

If visions of dancing sugarplums are keeping you awake nights, you’re not alone.// According to the National Sleep Foundation some 40 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders that can affect their physical and mental health. Add the stress of the holidays and the lists of things you have to do, and you can count on at least a few sleepless nights during this otherwise joyous time of year. Th...

Study Reveals That Americans are Keeping Better Tabs on Their Blood Pressure

A new study has found that more Americans, especially the senior citizens have become sensitive to health issues, and to begin with have managed// to bring their blood pressure under control. ....Study author, Bernard M.Y. Cheung, said,"It is hard to attribute the improvement to any particular factor. We have tried to see if the explanation lies in better awareness, detection or treatment. There...
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