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The Danger in Candy Cigarettes

...tence of these products helps promote smoking as a culturally or socially acceptable activity. While countries including the UK, Australia, and Canada currently restrict candy cigarette sales, US federal and all but one state legislative efforts at banning candy cigarettes have been unsuccessful (the one exce...

Mentally Ill Patients are Affected by Their Own Negative Perceptions

Individuals often are culturally labeled as a mentally ill person, which can affect negatively their social and psychological well-being. This may result in a higher rate of unemployment, lower earnings and greater feelings of demoralization. Each year, one in four U.S. adults ...

Report Examines Medical Students' Perceived Readiness To Treat Diverse Patients

...aid they believe it is "very important" to deliver culturally sensitive care, many said they did not feel prepared to care for patients with specific cultural characteristics, according to the report, by Joseph Betancourt, director of the Disparities Solutions Center at Massachusetts General Hospital; Joel Weis...

Washington Post Examines Increase in Minorities Seeking Cosmetic Surgery

...rowth in minority plastic surgeons who can provide culturally sensitive care, the Post reports. Harris said, 'Half the world's going to be brown-skinned by 2050. We're not going to close our eyes to all those patients'....

British Doctors Eye for Private Hospitals in India

...nting to employ Britons is medical tourism - it is culturally convenient to have a British doctor treat a British patient in India, where treatment costs are far lower than those in the west. One junior doctor from the Oxford Deanery, who was not shortlisted for any post, sent his curriculum vitae to agencies...

Beauticians and Barbers can Do More Than Their Services

...s :a pillar of the community, a business leader, a culturally credible communicator- and he is the best person to quiz persons on how regular they are with their cancer screenings. Simons’ project has reached more than 10,000 men in its first year and now includes more than 800 barbers around the country. ...

Nurses Ease the Wounded Heart

...g with their illness. The study also suggests that culturally competent nurses can recognize the coping strategies used by women from diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds undergoing cancer treatment and work with them to incorporate spiritual well-being and religious coping strategies as part of comprehensive ...

Race Affects African-American Survival of Breast Cancer

...l self-reported racial groups, are genetically and culturally diverse," Woodward says. "Not all African-American women will have worse survival prospects for breast cancer, but there are probably subsets of patients for whom we could be doing something better. "The tools and technology are emerging that will ...

College Launches Palliative Care Nursing Program

...Our program's goal is to prepare nurses to provide culturally sensitive care to seriously ill minority patients and their families." Graduates of the advanced practice program in palliative care nursing will be eligible to take the certification exam offered by the National Board of Certification of Hospice a...

Hooked on the Hookah, a’int no good

...the water pipe at age 12, and young women, who are culturally discouraged from smoking cigarettes, are flocking to it," said Loffredo, who has been studying tobacco use in that country since 1997. The trend has now hit European and American cities, especially college towns. "This is frightening because it is...

Cartoons to Indicate Aggressiveness in Urban School Girls

...erican inner city schoolgirls have been developing culturally sensitive drawings of problematic social incidents... girls how to adapt the cartoons to make them more culturally sensitive and engaging. The girls suggested dressing the characters in more feminine clothes, giv...

Aging Families Continue Struggle in Katrina Aftermath

...s under unusual duress, which has implications for culturally competent practices. This information will be used to augment or construct disaster prevention and intervention programs for aging families. (Source: Newwise)...

HIV tests At San Francisco Made Simple

...ows poverty. This population needs testing that is culturally competent, that builds their trust, and of which they have been informed in writing,' said Diana Bruce of the Washington-based AIDS Alliance for Children, Youth & Families....

The Australian Medical Association To Focus On Health Of Aborigines

... provision of specialist health services that were culturally sensitive and responsive to the needs of Aboriginal people. His comments came as the Ministerial Council on Drug Strategy meeting called for tougher cannabis laws. The council has also endorsed a national strategy on alcohol abuse and has announced...

Women Read Men’s Faces Quite Accuratel

...omen's assessment of masculine appearance is still culturally governed with good career prospects and six figure incomes conveniently overriding most negative parts of ale appeal....

Distinct Support Services Needed, To Resurrect Ethnic Groups from Alcohol Abuse

...of the minority ethnic groups. What is needed is a culturally tuned approach, built upon the edifice of high quality research within distinct population groups. Source:Eureka...

Specialist Services Can Help Ethnic Groups To Tackle Alcohol Misuse

... tackled using a broad population approach without culturally appropriate services to meet the needs of minority...ions. Some progress has been made in developing culturally appropriate services over the past 10 years. But at present, such knowledge remains patchy, he concl...

Masking A Flu? – Wearing Masks, Only Way to Contain It’s Spred

...ntries like Japan and parts of Asia it's much more culturally acceptable. It was used in Australia in 1919 when they had the pandemic after World War I and there is some evidence that after the outbreak of SARS in Hong Kong that they worked in reducing the disease." Immunization still remains the number one s...

Nutrigenomics here comes a team to better your future!

... goals of the consortium is to promote ethical and culturally sensitive recruitment of study participants from diverse cultures. There should be no national or international boundaries for disseminating such kind of information and it should be a free pass for it to reach to interiors where it is needed the mos...

Increased Risk Of HIV Transmission Following Vaginal Washing

...essed on the need for a balance between the use of culturally acceptable practices such as these with respect to the clinical arena. "The vaginal lining is sensitive and easily damaged and the body's natural protection to some infections may be washed away. This means there's a greater chance that HIV or othe...

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