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Children suffer the most when parents divorce

A recent study conducted in the United States of America, says that children suffer the most when parents divorce. Further more when parents prolong an unhappy marriage and avoid a divorce for the sake of children, instead of doing the children good, it will only do more damage to the kids, the authors of the study say...Dr. Allan Booth and Dr. Paul R. Arnato of Pennsylvania State University in U...

Teens listen to parents about smoking

Contrary to the notion of the rebellious teenager who spurns parental guidance in favor of peer influence, new study findings suggest that adolescents who think their parents disapprove of smoking are less likely to pick up the habit. Teens are much less likely to smoke if they think their parents disapprove of the habit. Parental disapproval works even if the parents are smokers. ....Parents o...

Right side of the brain helps in awareness

The right side of the brain helps people recognise themselves in a picture, say US researchers. A team from the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston report their findings in the current issue of Nature.// ....The study joins a growing body of evidence that demonstrates the right hemisphere plays an important role in self-awareness. Studies of self-awareness may provide unique insights i...

Time for A.R.Rahman to rock the Tuberculosis Awareness Programme

Music director and composer A.R. Rahman Saturday launched 'TB Sangharsh', the first Indian tuberculosis patients' network, as part of a nationwide effort to create awareness about the disease here. // ....Inaugurating the network, Rahman, who is a global ambassador for the International Stop TB Partnership, met patients in west Delhi's Mongolpuri area. He also interacted with them about the treat...

Medical Journals should create awareness on Child survival

Lancet has urged the medical journals and news media to increase the awareness about child mortality rates and increase international funds// to increase child survival. The Lancet reports that the goals of the two millennium projects are achievable, Millennium Development Goal – 4 (MDG) asks for a reduction in mortality rates in children below the age of 5 and MDG-5 wants a reduction in maternal...

Love is blind and Seeing is not Believing – Parents Don’t Believe Their Children Are Overweight!!

Britain: Parents are blind to their children’s obesity, say some researchers from the Peninsula Medical School in Plymouth. Obesity rates have gone up in recent times, and nearly half of Britons come under the overweight category.// ..Apart from alarming obesity rates, perhaps what is even more disturbing is the parents’ apathy to obesity amongst their children, which is akin to sitting on a tick...

Awareness of oral cancer is low

Researchers in a new survey observe that many people are still not very much aware of oral cancer and its risk factors. Oral and throat cancers account for about 4% of all malignancies. //The warning signs can be investigated by a dentist and early diagnosis often leads to a cure. But, as a survey by dental experts at New York University shows, not everyone is aware of the risk. ....The survey w...

Smoking may be influenced by Parents

According to a new study it is observed by researchers that children who light their parents' cigarette or clean out the ashtray are likely to become smokers themselves. In addition, asking children to bring the cigarettes,// buy them at the store or light a cigarette for the parent are all behaviors that encourage children to smoke. ....Rafael Laniado-Laborin, M.D., from San Diego State Universi...

Awareness increase Prostate cancer detection

Occurrence of prostate cancer is common among older men. Being the second most frequently diagnosed cancer in men, after skin cancer, it is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in men, after lung cancer. Because of better detection there has been a increase in number of detected cases. Most men are uncomfortable as the screening consists of digital rectal exam and a prostate-specific antigen...

Few Parents Help Kids Fight Acne

Even though most parents realize acne affects their teenagers' self-esteem, few take their children to a doctor to have the condition treated.....So says a survey done for the American Counseling Association (ACA).// ....The online survey of 514 parents of children aged 13 to 19 found that only 35 percent of the parents had taken their teenager to a dermatologist for acne treatment. ......The sur...

Parents Should Look For Signs Of Children Becoming Overweight

In a most recent survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 30 percent of children have a body mass index above the 85th percentile,// and 15 percent of children have a BMI above the 95th percentile, which has doubled over the last 20 years and the National Institutes of Health report that overweight adolescents have a 70-percent chance of becoming overweight adults, which keep...

Creating A Greater Awareness Among Smokers

According to findings of a recent study , 70 percent of all cigarettes consumed are smoked by psychiatrically ill individuals.// Researchers studied nearly 43,000 psychiatric patients living in and out of group homes to explore the correlation between patients' mental disorders and their nicotine and drug use. ..Results showed 28 percent of patients used any tobacco product, 25 percent smoked cig...

HIV-positive Parents Require More Counseling

In a study done to evaluate the effect of diseases on contact with children it was seen that children of parents with HIV // were less likely to get the kind of affection other kids received. ..Results also showed about a quarter of HIV-positive parents report avoided certain types of physical contact with their kids out of fear they might transmit the disease to their children or pick up infecti...

Parent’s mental state may affect the childhood asthm

Researcher from Columbian University has been able to link the parental mental health with the childhood atopic //disorders like asthma. ....Atopic disorders are those disorders that are caused by inherited health reasons. These lead to the children being more inclined to develop certain allergic reactions like hay fever, asthma, or chronic urticaria if they are exposed to the allergens that can...

Parents understand better the hearing loss problem in children if counseled

Equipping parents with sound advice may help them identify hearing loss problems in children//, which otherwise may remain undiagnosed and therefore untreated. ....Hearing loss in children often remain undiagnosed and can cause problems in their academic performances and lead to deficiency in attending, difficulty in attending and problems of low self esteem. ....According to the researcher Judi...

Railway Station Contributes to Create Awareness on AIDS

In a unique initiative a railway station – Ongole town in Andhra Pradesh has started using its public address// and announcement system to not only broadcast arrival and departures of trains but also messages about how to prevent AIDS and the need for safe sex. Andhra Pradesh in India has high incidence of prostitution and AIDS. ....Says Janaiah, a 50-year-old porter "The current generation is ra...

Teaching parents to deal with behavior problems in children

Children with serious behavior problems may be helped immensely// if their parents are taught effective parenting skills for these children. ....Researchers for the study said that in dealing with delinquency, or severe conduct disorder, it helps if parents can be involved in the training sessions and they are taught the interventions to use than correcting the children themselves. ....Researcher...

WHO Steps Up To Create A Public Awareness About The Consequences Of Exposure To Radon

Radon is a chemically inert, naturally occurring radioactive gas// without odour, colour or taste. Radon is a natural radioactive gas that emanates from the ground into the air. Radon gas in the air is present worldwide, its concentration depending on the highly variable uranium content of the soil. Radon gas escapes easily from the ground into the air and emits heavily ionizing radiation called...

Kylie generates awareness about mammography

Kylie minogue, the famous pop star knowing or unknowingly has generated awareness about breast cancer. Her may breast cancer ordeal resulted in 40% increase in women vouching for mammogram bookings.// ....In the two weeks following the singer's announcement that she was to undergo surgery to have a lump removed, there were double the usual number of bookings from women aged 40-69 who had not prev...

Influence of Celebrities on Breast Cancer Awareness

Cancer screening is a complex decision and early detection of cancer will help in effective treatment of cancer, but it can create problems for others leading to unnecessary testing and treatment. Celebrities have powerful impact on the public and that their influence can be used for early detection of cancer// .. ..More than 40% of adults surveyed in a study published in the Journal of the Natio...

Parents Should Beware of Violent Video Games

Children who playing video games and use violent moves such as karate kicks can make them aggressive, says a US study... ..The study by Kevin Kieffer and Jessica Nicoll of Saint Leo University, Florida, shows there's a strong link between 'shoot 'em up' video games // and how children and adolescents behave - at least in the short term, reports the online edition of science journal Nature. ....S...

Pepsi, Coke Join Hands To Spread AIDS Awareness

Multinational soft drinks giants Coke and Pepsi may soon become part of the Indian government's efforts to reach out to people in far-flung areas to spread awareness about HIV/AIDS and promote the use of condoms.// ..Where social marketing efforts have failed in reaching supplies of condoms, the idea is to reach out through the soft drinks firms that have managed to set up a marketing network es...

Early Awareness About Weight Management Needed To Tackle Lifelong Obesity

The problem of child obesity is severe like never before. The problem seems to be worse now that scientists now believe as a study from Tufts University this month proves, when it comes to being overweight, past is most definitely prologue. // ..''It's quite astounding -- this shows that we can't afford to wait," said Vivien Morris, a Boston Medical Center nutrition specialist involved with the...

Parental Behavior And Movies Can Alter Perceptions About Smoking

According to the latest issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, research reports say that the perception of children in the age group of two to six years old were different about cigarettes and alcohol if they are exposed to the same in movies or if parents smoked as well. // ....When pretending to shop for a social evening, children two to six years old were nearly four times as l...

Successful creation of human embryos from a single parent for the first time

Parthenogenesis refers to reproduction by the development of an unfertilized egg or development of eggs from females without fertilization by spermatozoa. Sounds interesting right? Hang// On! This is not all. ..Parthenogenesis occurs naturally in a number...

Risk Of Pre-eclampsia May Be In The Genes Of The Parents.

The risk of pre-eclampsia in pregnant women may be genetical and both the parents’ genes of the pregnant lady may have the gene expressions that can trigger this // condition in her. The report is published in the online edition of BMJ... ....Pre-eclampsia is a serious condition where abnormally high blood pressure and other disturbances develop in the second half of pregnancy. It occurs in 3-5%...

Pediatricians Need To Talk To Parents Of Overweight Kids

Researchers from Saint Louis University reported in the journal Pediatrics that pediatricians often miss the opportunity to talk to the parents of obese children and help them identify the problem and treat // it to bring the body weight of children back to normal. ....Researchers feel that it’s really important that pediatricians identify overweight children during well-child visits and use tha...

Children With Facial Anomalies Are Affected By Parental Tensions

Stress suffered by parents of newborns with craniofacial anomalies like cleft palate, etc; often affect the psychosocial development of their children... ..A new study suggests that the stress of parenting an // infant with a craniofacial anomaly (CFA) leads to adverse outcomes as children develop. The study appears in the latest issue of The Cleft Palate–Craniofacial Journal... ..Parental stress...

Quality Awareness In Hospitals Can Reduce Mortality Rate Of Patients

Research shows that getting hospitals conscious about quality of services offered can reduce the number of patients dying in that hospital... ..26 percent fewer patients died in the first year after their heart attack when hospitals used quality-improvement // tactics to prevent crucial heart-care steps in much the same way a car company ensures that a car is made well before it leaves the facto...

Improved parent-physician communication to prevent hospitalizations for childhood asthma

Asthma is one of the most common breathing problems encountered by many in day-to-day life. In the recent years, there has been a considerable increase in the incidence of the disease, particularly among children. //.. ..It has been estimated that nearly 196,000 children are hospitalized in the United States every year with asthma attacks. A considerable amount is being spent on the health issue...

Need For Awareness Of Allergenic Foods

Till date, avoidance is the only way to prevent food allergy, with no cure on the anvil for such allergic reactions. Although an individual could be allergic to any food, such as fruits, vegetables, and meats, the following // eight foods i.e. cow’s milk, egg, peanut, tree nut (walnut, cashew, etc.), fish, shellfish, legumes (peanut and soy), cereals (wheat, barley and rye) are responsible for th...

Increased Monitoring By Parents May Result In Lower BMI In Children

Excess weight in childhood is associated with many adverse health consequences. The rapid rise in childhood overweight in a stable genetic population emphasizes the importance of environmental factors on this issue//. ..Family influences, particularly parental influences, make up one environmental component that has been evaluated in relation to children’s weight. Parents influence the eating beh...

Indian Olympic Association And UNICEF To Collaborate On HIV/AIDS Awareness

Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and UNICEF would collaborate on spreading awareness regarding the transmission and protection of HIV virus. The collaboration would help spreading awareness to young people the dangers of HIV infection//. The program would enhance national awareness through sports as children’s and young people are more attracted towards sports meet and events. ..A Memorandum of...

India’s smallest premature baby brings immense joy to Indian parent

The quality of health care in India has greatly improved over the few years and continues to do so. Adding proof to the above statement is the achievement where a premature baby of less than 26 weeks //has been saved due to appropriate medical care. This will be the third case of saving such babies. ..A full term pregnancy means the foetus completes nine months and a week. If the baby is delivere...

Indian Minister wanted Media to Propaganda HIV/AIDS awareness

Mr. S. Jaipal Reddy Union Minister of Information, Broadcasting and Culture, India has asked the Indian Media to increase awareness to public regarding the prevention and treatment of HIV infections. // He said that the awareness should have intense social relevance. The media could play an important role in spreading the message of AIDS awareness by using the different broadcasting tools such as...

Doctors take part in walk: a step towards creating diabetes awareness

The World Diabetes Day is observed on November 14 in order to create awareness related to Diabetes, which is a group of diseases with one thing in common - a problem with insulin, and has reached epidemic proportions. // .... As a part of the World Diabetes Day, a walk is being organized in Madurai on November 14. The walk will begin at 7.30 am from IMA hall, Panagal road and end at th...

Teenage Girls May Not Need Parents Consent For Abortion

Mr Justice Silber is to give his verdict over the right of teenage under-16s girl to have abortion without their parents consent or knowledge. The case which has been brought by Ms Axon as one of her daughter is 5 months pregnant. // ..The family planning association told the court that parents are mostly out dated and their views about contraception use and abortion does not match the views of...

AIDS awareness education for school children’

HIV/AIDS awareness education will be soon part of the school curriculum from Class IX in all schools as 35% of HIV patients in India are below the age of 25. The new curriculum would be made compulsory and this program is // an initiative taken by the Human Resource Department of Government of India and National AIDS Control Organization. .. ..The report developed by the ministry has also made it...

Miss Universe Walks The Ramp For AIDS Awareness

The evening chill was just starting to set in when the world's most beautiful women, headed by Miss Universe Natalie Glebova, sashayed down a ramp under a starry sky at a show of fashion, colour and some skin, all aimed at AIDS awareness.// ..Glebova was also joined by Miss Afghanistan 2005 Veda Samadzai and six other international models at the show here Wednesday night to promote awareness ab...

Indonesia to increase AIDS awareness

Peter Pilot of UNAIDS expressed concerns over the alarming increase of spread of HIV infection in Asia and in particularly Indonesia.// He said that Indonesia has to face the AIDS effectively to prevent it from becoming an epidemic. The spread of HIV in Asis has become very high as one in five new HIV infections are from the Asian subcontinent. ..Inodenisa, which is a muslim country with confli...
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