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Appropriate Sanitation Gives Confidence for the Schoolgirls

... "This has also been done since many parents are hesitant about teaching their daughters about this very important aspect of their lives," said Devaraj....

'Walk of Shame' Triggers Toilet Consciousness

...areas . But a majority of villagers were initially hesitant to use them. Each of the 33 families of Dabena in Bilaspur district were provided with latrines constructed near their houses under the Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC) launched in November 2005 covering five districts. But most the 180-strong popula...

AIDS Victims, Supporters Gather in Bond of Hope

...print of the symbolic red ribbon, Bhagwati was not hesitant to say that she has been HIV positive for the past one year and so is her husband. Nor was she any less confident in saying that the couple has never been more zealous in living life to the fullest as they are now. Sahil, another HIV affected was a...

Researchers Identify the Gene Mutation That Raises Breast Cancer Risk

...ons," says Easton. The researchers, however, are hesitant to advocate testing women for the FGFR2 gene. "It is premature to recommend screening women for these variants" until scientists know more about other genetic risk factors, says Hunter....

Are Physicians Hesitant to Diagnose Depression?

...alf of survey respondents felt that physicians are hesitant to diagnose depression, primarily due to resistance from patients and lack of societal acceptance. Clinicians also reported uncertainty about diagnosing depression, as patients may present symptoms differently based on gender and ethnicity, or may be...

Brain Swelling Halts Conjoined Twin Surgery

... begin separating their skulls. But doctors were hesitant to go further until they determined the cause of the swelling in the dominant twin, Anastasia, which was discovered after neurosurgeons took out a section of skull to expose the brain tissue. "After removing the bone, it became apparent that the br...

AIDS Incidence in India Far Lower Than Previously Estimated New Study

...idemic as an approaching Armageddon that they were hesitant to make revisions. Indias survey was finished last year, but Avahan, an AIDS group here financed by the Gates Foundation, refused to discuss the figures before their formal release, which has not been scheduled. If the total number of cases in the ...

Where Children Lead the Sanitation Drive

... among the children. At first they were scared and hesitant to use toilets but we encouraged them. At the same time we taught them the importance of wearing clean clothes which would keep flies away," he said. As mid-day meals are provided free for primary level children, they were taught to wash their hand...

Vanishing Honey Bees

...n the new phenomenon it is seen that new bees are hesitant to enter the abandoned hives. There are also no dead bees to be seen around. The occasional ones that are around seem to be destroyed by some disease. Many beekeepers who moved their hive frequently were the ones that were most likely to be badly aff...

Campaign To Combat Medical Errors

...c arrests, 80% of deaths occur due to nurses being hesitant to call for help. To overcome this, the help group has set up early-response teams in some ICUs to support the nurses in handling such cases. Ventilator pneumonia is another supportive area that this group is working on. Mechanical ventilation can ...

Minorities Likely to Keep Fighting Death to the End

...tionable immigration status may also make families hesitant about taking the legal steps necessary to enroll loved ones in hospice programs. Leslie J. Blackhall who studies such issues at the University of Virginia echoes the study findings, “We don't want to stereotype people, but overall many, many studie...

Optimum Period is Five Years to Treat Osteoporosis: Study

...tion published the study. Doctors have often been hesitant to categorically state how long a person should be put on these drugs. It was the regulatory body National Institute for health and Clinical Excellence, NICE that insisted that a consensus regarding an optimum time period for treatment of osteoporosi...

Inaccurate reporting of child physical abuse by healthcare staff

...id one of the Dentists who took part. "I would be hesitant to get involved in child protection work for fear that this would trigger a formal complaint, a disciplinary hearing or even litigation" added one of the Doctors. Respondents cited lack of clear guidelines and protocols as a barrier to reporting abu...

A New Approach to Heart Bypass Surgery Provides Patients with 'One-stop Shopping'

...alth care attorney from Franklin. Metry was not hesitant to become a pioneer. His triple bypass surgery was done in the new operating suite. “The first thing that interested me was the pure science of having the image done in real time,” he said. “They knew that everything was OK when they closed me up. ...

For Super-Obese Patients, Duodenal Switch Beats Gastric Bypass

...bypass in these patients. But surgeons have been hesitant to adopt the duodenal switch for several reasons, he said: "greater technical complexity of the operation, particularly when performed laparoscopically; greater potential for nutritional deficiencies; and need for life-long medical follow-up." "Gi...

Anti-cancer drug may treat muscular dystrophy

...ion, which helped finance the research, said "I am hesitant to call the finding a breakthrough, because that could raise expectations unfairly, but it's certainly an important finding." Puri said, "Extensive investigation is now required to determine if these animal findings also apply to humans with muscul...

Kashmir Grapples with Growing AIDS

...e deadly virus. Religious leaders are no longer hesitant to talk about safe sex now despite being part of a conservative society. Initially, the programme was implemented in six districts of Kashmir, and nearly 400 imams have been trained so far. The JKSAPCS is also holding talks with Sikh and Christian...

Pre-Clinical Study Suggests How Steroid Can Reverse Post-Traumatic Stress

... scare you, makes you react briskly, and makes you hesitant to touch the door handle again.” The mice were returned to the box two days later, and their fear, gauged by how long they “froze” in place, remained high. A few minutes later, they were injected with the stress hormone corticosterone. The day a...

Conjoined twins doing well after separation

...separation, while Maliyah was quieter, seemed more hesitant about separation and has always looked to her sister to make things OK," he said."Kendra has said she misses (being conjoined)," Jake Herrin said. "But we talk about it and tell them that when they go home, they can put their old shirts on and preten...

HIV/AIDS on Rise in Jammu and Kashmir

.... Interestingly, religious leaders are no longer hesitant to talk about HIV/AIDS and safe sex now. Initially, the programme was implemented in six districts of Kashmir division, and nearly 600 imams (Muslim priests) have been sensitised so far. Religious leaders feel that awareness about HIV/AIDS can be...

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