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Just One Cigarette can Cause Nicotine Addiction

...a month. The findings are contrary to the common belief that only people who normally smoke at least five cigarettes a day experience nicotine withdrawal symptoms-such as cravings, restlessness, irritability, and difficulty in concentrating. During the study, 1,246 sixth-grade students in six Massachuse...

Completely Neutral Evolutionary Changes Helped Shape Our Genome

...veral hundred times. "For a long time, the basic belief of evolution was that all random genetic changes that manage to stick around have some selective advantage. But our work adds to the case that frequently, we are what we are largely due to random changes that are completely neutral," said Nicholas Ka...

New Book Gives Gruesome Account of India Girl Killings

...dea, Aravamudan said, because it would encourage a belief that girls were unwanted. "And most girls are killed before, and not after, they are born."...

Male Circumcision can Cut HIV Infection, Studies Show

Scientific studies have confirmed a long-standing belief that male circumcision can reduce HIV infection rates in men by 60 percent, an international AIDS conference will be told next week . David Cooper, the co-chairman of an International AIDS Society (IAS) conference to be held in Sydney from July 22-...

Diana Could Have Been Saved Had She Been Rushed to Hospital

...ently after the fatal crash in Paris in 1997. "My belief is that had Diana been moved more quickly, the surgeons may have had a better chance," the Daily Express quoted him, as saying. "Her injuries of course were very serious, but there were delays in addressing those injuries that, to my mind, could have...

Autism Case Hearing Still to Produce Clinching Evidence on Vaccine Linkage

...s reliable models for human effects. This is not a belief to which most toxicologists would subscribe. Also under cross-examination, Aposhian said that he was not an immunologist and that he had composed his theory of thimerosal-induced immunological damage "three or four weeks ago." When government attor...

Kate Moss Has "worryingly" Thin Legs

.... "Images like this add to 'thinspiration' and a belief that to be successful you must be worryingly thin. People like Kate don't take responsibility," Jade said....

Hitler's Holocaust may Have Stemmed from Syphilis from Jewish Prostitute

...ews." According to Dr. Habeeb, "Hitler's bizarre belief that syphilis was a hereditary disease that was originated and propagated by the Jews and resulted in insanity and mental retardation" could be the reason he attempted to eliminate the mentally retarded. He said well-documented aspects of Hitler's ...

Social Dealings at Three can Predict Future Academic Performance

...rning. These findings have boosted the long-held belief that early childhood intervention is key to helping children who are at risk of behaviour problems, poor developmental health outcomes, decreased school readiness and higher dropout rates. The findings of the study were presented at the 2007 meetin...

Poor Health Practices Plague Rajasthan Tribal Women

...st milk to newly born infants. Their traditional belief is that first breast milk or colostrum causes indigestion problems in infants. Instead, the tribal people prefer to give goat's milk to newborn infants for three to five days....

Concern in Mizoram Over Growing Tobacco-related Diseases

... With most of the families engaged in farming, the belief that consumption of tobacco cures the field-workers of insect bites has led to the current situation. According to authorities, every year over 1,000 men and women reach hospitals in fading condition, mostly suffering with lung and tongue cancer. ...

Smoke-free Workplace, Non-smoking Spouse Help Quitters Stay Off the Butt

...n four areas: smoking-related beliefs, such as the belief that smoking helps people relax or an understanding of personal health consequences of smoking; smoking-related behaviours, such as the number of quit attempts or age when one began smoking; acquisition of adult roles, such as having children; and sm...

War Spreading AIDS a Myth-UNHCR

...not worry about HIV in conflicts. It is a common belief that violence and rape fuel the HIV epidemic in countries affected by conflict, and consequently refugees fleeing humanitarian emergencies have a high prevalence of HIV infection. But the study team could find no clear evidence to support the view. ...

New Survey List Out Cities That Take Sun Protection Seriously

...ll respondents who did not agree with this popular belief and 13 percentage points higher than the 32 percent average for all adults. "District of Columbia (DC) residents also werent fooled by the statement It is smarter to tan indoors using a tanning bed where ultraviolet rays can be controlled," stated...

Clinton Foundation Eases Over-Pricing Of AIDS Drugs Once More

...rmer US president states that while he upholds the belief in intellectual property and understands that manufacturers need to earn profits to keep the discovery and supply of AIDS drugs sustainable, that creed should not prevent essential life-saving medicines reaching those who need them in low and middle-...

Practicing Spirituality may Help Smokers to Quit

...were more likely to report a spiritual practice or belief compared with men, but smokers of both sexes who s...king patients if they have a spiritual practice or belief may be important to their care," Gonzales explained. Patient spirituality is becoming more mainstr...

Like Regular Cigarettes, Low Nicotine Ones also Not Good for Heart

...e study authors claim that their results rebut the belief that low tar, low nicotine cigarettes reduce some of the hazardous effects of smoking....

Gene Thought to Help Kill Cancer Cells may Actually Help Them Thrive

...t in the chemotherapy-treated tumors. A standard belief in cancer research is that a working p53 is essential in helping chemo patients because it turns on the killing mechanism for the cells that were damaged by chemo. But McDonald points out that p53 can also help repair damaged cells. If p53 is repairi...

Out of Reach may Not Always Save You from Catching Cold

...e speak, cough, sneeze and breathe. "The current belief is that if you are an arm's length away from someone you are protected from any viruses they might be carrying," she said. "When we talk about infection spread we are talking about droplets emitted from humans being dispersed in the air, she added....

Myths About Melanoma Could Lead to Delayed Diagnosis and Treatment

...eloped the condition in these areas. The common belief that melanoma and other skin cancers dont affect people of color goes hand-in-hand with the myth that skin cancers only develop in sun-exposed areas, explained Dr. Baker. In fact, these hidden melanomas are extremely dangerous, because they dont alwa...

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