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Ban on Hookah Smoking Should Stay, Argue Doctors

...ookah daily worldwide. Reports suggest that family attitudes towards children smoking tobacco in waterpipes are far more permissive than attitudes to cigarette smoking. There has been little research into the health effects of waterpipe smoking,...

World Epilepsy Week - 2007

...ld, misunderstanding, fear and ill-informed public attitudes toward this common medical condition contribute to widespread discrimination, isolation and social rejection of people with epilepsy. Treatment : According to health specialists, it is always advisable to begin treatment for epilepsy as soon as ...

Twin Brother may Reduce Sister's Fertility by 25 Percent

...sed to a male twin had developed masculine traits, attitudes and behaviours that affected their decision to get married. She says that exposure to high levels of testosterone in the womb increases the risk of diseases that compromise fertility, such as reproductive cancers. "As a consequence of a male twin's...

The Custom of Circumcision Decline in the US

... ward off masturbation or disease, and those funny attitudes have really changed. Now people are saying, Why do it? Many parents fear their boys would feel awkward in the locker room if they were not circumcised. Many doctors still recommend circumcision because of some evidence that it reduces the risk of pe...

Two MSU Professors Spearhead International Water Project

... learning competencies that reflect the knowledge, attitudes and skills essential to living and working as global citizens when they graduate. One premise of our partnership is that students are powerful catalysts for research collaboration, Tarabara said. Our research will be organized in international team...

Link Between Teenage Violence and Domestic Violence Found

...was unemployed. Disorganized neighborhoods where attitudes toward drug sales and violence were favorable also increased a persons likelihood of committing domestic violence. Individuals who have a history of anti-social behavior may be more likely to find a partner with a similar history and re-create what...

Children With Chronic Illness Die in Hospitals

...hildren to live at home. In addition, shifts in attitudes about palliative and end-of-life care may also be affecting both how these children live and whether they may die at home. Palliative care focuses on relieving symptoms, improving comfort and enhancing quality of life when a cure is not possible. F...

Outdoor Alcohol Ads Boost Urge to Drink in Young Teens

...esearch has shown that adolescents' intentions and attitudes about alcohol generally predict their later behaviour. To gauge students' thoughts on drinking, the researchers asked them a series of questions, such as whether they planned on drinking in high school or if they thought drinking made teens popular...

Sexual Fantasies Play an Important Role in Boosting Desire

...sexual stimulation and response as well as healthy attitudes towards sexuality is extremely important. In this way, sexual intercourse for those people will be more pleasurable and with less probability of having sexual dysfunctions. Furthermore, this study highlights the importance of sexual fantasies in s...

Interview With a Surgeon Hidden Hero of the NHS

... the rural areas where old fashioned paternalistic attitudes persist. The Indian patient is still very trusting, emotional and fatalistic. The point is that different cultures in different parts of the world have a bearing in the style of patient education and nature of counseling though the differences are ...

Hate Crimes Against Gays and Lesbians Rising in US

Reputation of liberal attitudes notwithstanding, violent hate crimes on the rise against those with unconventional sexual orientation. Nearly four in 10 gay men and about one in eight lesbians and bisexuals in the United States have been the target of violence or a property crim...

Major Change Needed to Achieve Dignified Care for Older People

...tors, and more of the same seems unlikely to alter attitudes and prejudices. There is a current vogue to appoint champions and commissioners for older people, but what is needed, they say, are not just individual advocates but rather a long overdue and major change in culture and practice to reflect the centra...

New Survey List Out Cities That Take Sun Protection Seriously

...tan regions spanning 29 states on their knowledge, attitudes and behaviors toward tanning and sun protection. C... Bs on their tanning and sun protection knowledge, attitudes and behaviors. In examining how the respondents in the top- and bottom-ranked cities fared in ans...

Higher Gas Prices Leave Many Workers Running on Empty

...College of Business, documents that Americans work attitudes have been affected as the cost to fill a tank of gas has nearly doubled over the past few years. In his research, approximately 1,000 full-time employees were asked to note how gas prices have affected their disposable spending patterns. They also we...

A School Teachers Crusade to Promote Sex Education

...erts have stressed upon the need to change prudish attitudes so that it could help in fighting HIV/AIDS. Many children find the classes interesting and quite beneficial. "It is very beneficial because children normally don't know about these things. It creates awareness among children which is really impo...

Workplace Stress Leads to Rising Suicide Rate in Japan

...res are also seen as reflecting a change in social attitudes toward mental illness. Though once seen as shameful, more Japanese are willing to acknowledge they suffer from depression or stress-related illnesses now than in the past, and the government has begun easing its compensation restrictions to allow m...

Minorities Prefer Counseling and Prayer to Drugs for Treating Depression

...dy documents that, overall, ethnic minorities hold attitudes toward depression and depression treatment that are distinct from those of white participants, Givens said. The findings are important because studies show that while minority and white populations suffer from similar rates of depression, diagnosis...

High-risk Sexual Behavior Adolescents Attract Peers With Similar Attitudes

...adolescents appears to be influenced by the sexual attitudes of peers, and young people select friends whose attitudes about sex are consistent with their own attitudes. The study addressed issues of peer influence. ...

Workplace Drinking Culture Influences Alcohol Intake Elsewhere

...their findings on a detailed analysis of workplace attitudes towards drinking and drinking behaviors in over 5,...they did so. And they were asked to reveal their attitudes to social drinking, including whether they thought alcohol boosted workplace morale, was good for bu...

Cultural Bias Against Women Hampering Fight Against AIDS in Africa

.... Researchers conducted random surveys on gender attitudes and sexual behaviour and concluded that greater social and economic inequality between the sexes directly correlated to the HIV risk faced by African women. "Despite the differences in the two countries, the women in the samples have very similar d...

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