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Women find difficulty in calling it 'Quits'

...nducted the review offers several reasons for this disparity in a paper published in the May 2001 issue of CNS Drugs.// Dr. Perkins says that one of the intriguing observations that emerged from his review is that some forms of nicotine replacement therapy may not be as effective in women as in men. In s...

Stop smoking and reduce weight

...be harder for women than for men, and part of this disparity is attributable to women's greater fear of gaining a lot of weight if they quit, " says NIDA Director Dr. Alan I. Leshner. "It would be an important clinical advance if we find a way to successfully address those concerns, making it easier for more w...

No connection between epidurals and backache

...ers in Staffordshire, England found no significant disparity in long-term backache, measurements of mobility or responses to questions about everyday tasks that may be more difficult in the presence of lower back pain. Researchers studied 135 women randomized to receive epidural and 140 randomized to receive ...

Does disparity exists between women and men victims of stroke?

...of great strides// in medical care, there exists a disparity when it comes to providing healthcare to women patients of stroke. There are four kinds of tests done for patients with stroke due to ischemia. These are echocardiography of the heart, brain MRI, ultrasound of the carotid artery, and EKG. The report...

Start early to develop a healthy mind and body

...lso reported as being as healthy as ever, with the disparity in the family incomes not being able to create any difference in the health conditions of these children. Reference: Pediatrics, July 2005...

Sitagliptin, Under Investigation For Type 2 Diabetes

...ent diabetes // and is characterized by a relative disparity between endogenous insulin production and insulin requirements, leading to an elevated glucose. In contrast to Type I diabetes, there is always some endogenous insulin production, and many patients have normal or even elevated blood insulin levels. T...

Disparity In Survival Rates In US and Canadian heart Patients

...tment in US as compared to that in Canada, but the disparity disappeared in a year, perhaps because Canada's system provides better access to follow-up care and prescription drugs for the elderly. The authors suggest further studies to explore the reasons underlying this difference in outcomes and to gain ad...

Surgeons Not Happy With Treatment Offered To Their Patients

...much below 20%. In addition, there is widespread disparity in the allocation of health care services to different categories of patients. The quality of care was found to vary over specific geographic locations across the country, with West Lothian scoring highest and the Borders scoring lowest. Some patie...

Religious sensitivity of medicos gender-dependent

...le and female medical students. 'Is this gender disparity related to cultural norms, the same norms that look down upon a male who cries in public? Or are women better communicators? Also, since both the communications trainer and the simulated patient were female, could the gender of these professionals ha...

Peripheral Artery Disease Can Be Delayed By Walking

...ed one to two times per week. They also noted a disparity in the amount of exercise between people of different races. The researchers realized that only a small proportion of African-American study participants walked for exercise three or more times per week. Previous studies have shown that African-Ameri...

Breast Cancer Treatment Influenced By Family

...rrelate with other studies that have highlighted a disparity in the breast cancer treatment based on race and ethnicity. White women with breast cancer tend to live longer compared to either Hispanic or African American women as they are more likely to opt for breast conserving surgery. It is also probable t...

Shortage of NHS funds: Many Couples Denied Infertility Treatment

... cycle to patients by the end of last April. A 15% disparity was found in the treatment offered, as revealed by a Nice survey. The presence of children to either of the partner from a previous relationship or private payment for the IVF treatment has to a large extent limited the provision of such free service...

Youth is a blunder; manhood a struggle; old age a regret.

...dent has for the first time proved that there is a disparity in the health care access even in the so-called developed countries. If you are still under the impression that something like this does not happen very frequently, you are probably mistaken. “We don’t know what led to this woman’s tragic death, b...

Premature Babies Give It Their Best Shot To Overcome Difficulty

...e found to enjoy a permanent employment status. No disparity was evident in terms of independent living, marriage, co-habitation or parenthood. This observation was valid even when age related comparisons were measured. The researchers conclude that low birth weight infants give it their best shot to make th...

Afro American Women at a High Risk of HPV and Hence Should Be Vaccinated

...n Caucasian women. ‘Although the reason for the disparity of HPV in African American women is not well understood – simply knowing that this group is disproportionately affected should lead to targeted vaccination efforts that administer the safe, effective, three-dose prevention tool to them,’ says Loida E...

Perception of depth in movement by cue

...showed that while the established cues of changing disparity (CD) and interocular velocity difference (IOVD) are involved in the percept of motion in depth for features visible in both eyes, a new cue, dynamic half-occlusion, is used when unmatched features are observed....

Response to Diseases Vary at Gene Level

...erent diseases”. "Our study discovered a genetic disparity that may explain why males and females diverge in terms of disease risk, rate and severity." As study co-author Jake Lusis, a professor of human genetics at UCLA said although genes worked similarly in both sexes, there were striking and unexpected...

Same Genes Act Differently in Males and Females

... Medicine at UCLA. "Our study discovered a genetic disparity that may explain why males and females diverge in terms of disease risk, rate and severity." "This research holds important implications for understanding disorders such as diabetes, heart disease and obesity, and identifies targets for the develop...

African-Americans Pose Less Questions To Treating Doctors

...en doctors and patients were of the same race, any disparity in physician information provided disappeared. "These findings are notable," conclude the researchers, "while not directly negating the possibility that racial disparities in care are due to doctor bias or patient preferences, they suggest that dis...

Fuel Price Hike Triggers Violent Protests In Nepal

...n losing millions of rupees every month due to the disparity between domestic and global oil prices. "No government likes to impose hardships on people," Mahat said. "But there was no other way." The state-owned Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) announced Friday that fuel prices would go up from midnight after th...

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