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Survey Finds Wide HIV Ignorance in the UK

...n 20 percent people aged 18 to 24 in the UK are so ignorant about HIV, that they believe that the virus has a ...ucation means many young people are leaving school ignorant about HIV and safer sex, the BBC quoted Partridge, as saying....

Sylvester Stallone Regrets Smuggling Banned Substances to Australia

... was attempting to deceive anyone but I was simply ignorant to your official rules," and claimed that the drugs had been prescribed to him for an unspecified medical condition. The website of Australias Sydney Morning Herald carries the full text of Stallones apology. In it he says. I feel terrible that m...

Resistance to Scientific Explanations By Children and Adults

...rtant social implications because a scientifically ignorant public is unprepared to evaluate policies about global warming, vaccination, genetically modified organisms, stem cell research, and cloning, said Paul Bloom, psychology professor and lead author of the review article. Also, science is not special he...

Chemo Brain- Nothing Forgettable About It

... that not mentioning it as a possibility is either ignorant or an evasion of professional duty.” Almost all persons exposed to life saving measures like chemotherapy report short-term memory loss, difficulty concentrating etc., but the majority of them improve after a while. Yet 15 percent of these persons ...

Earth Day Celebrated With Hopes of a Greener Tomorrow

...sra told IANS. 'We feel that not only people are ignorant of the problem that the Yamuna is facing today but are also indifferent. Why else, despite knowing that it is one of the most polluted rivers, will they keep on building up various constructions on its floodplains and contribute non- biodegradable wa...

Tobacco Companies Obstructed Science

...to the 1940s to show that in fact some people were ignorant of the risks. "Millions of people in the '60s, '70s and '80s didn't know that tobacco caused lung cancer or heart disease," Proctor said. "An increasing number knew, but not everyone knew. And not everyone knew because the industry was manufacturing ...

On the 'Fast Buck' Trail: Kidneys on Sale

...major role in highlighting the exploitation of the ignorant masses under dubious circumstances. The Indian Government banned kidney trafficking and passed an Act in 1994 whereby an unrelated individual may donate, provided there is no commercial angle to the donation. Sub Clause (3) under Clause 9, Chapter ...

Gene-Altered Foods -Still Not Sure

...tivated in the continent//, Americans still remain ignorant and disinclined towards them. According to a survey sponsored by The Pew Initiative for Food and Biotechnology, the last five years have seen little change in the depth of knowledge on the subject. Says executive director of the survey’s sponsor, M...

Gene-Altered Foods ? Still Not Sure

...tivated in the continent//, Americans still remain ignorant and disinclined towards them. According to a survey sponsored by The Pew Initiative for Food and Biotechnology, the last five years have seen little change in the depth of knowledge on the subject. Says executive director of the survey’s sponsor, M...

Positive Strokes & Life-Saving Information Eludes Stroke Patients

...t alterations in the diet and nearly one third are ignorant about the ideal physical exercise. The information to stroke patients makes a lot of sense as there is a one third chance of a repeat stroke in five years, after the first one. Joe Korner, director of communications at the SA said,” It is scandal...

'Autopsies' dissected

..., the survey has revealed. Since the public are ignorant of such glaring lacunas in routine autopsies done day to day it is not surprising that they have not yet raised a hue and cry over this issue. The data collected by NCEPOD was collected during seven days in May 2005 from England, Wales, Northern ...

Imperative to Extend Reach of Federal Health Insurance Schemes for children

...he form of an application. Many parents are simply ignorant of the government sponsored insurance schemes, while some choose to ignore it because they find the enrollment process time-consuming. Mark McClellan, in charge of the federally subsidized health insurance programs at the Medicare and Medicaid outf...

Many American senior citizens fall into the “Doughnut Hole”!

... the threshold next month. When this happens, many ignorant seniors will find it as troublesome as it was unexpected. "I've never known insurance that has this hole in the middle," said Liz Mercer, a Part D expert with the Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) program at the state Insurance C...

Individual Affected With Bird Flu Refuses Hospitalization

...vian influenza in the country where many are still ignorant about the disease and efforts to control the virus often meets with stiff resistance. The country has been criticized for not doing enough to stamp out H5N1 as the virus is rampant among Indonesia's billions of backyard chickens, and the experts fe...

COPD A Little Known Killer Disease

... that about three-quarters of the people in UK are ignorant about the existence// of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The general public said that they have never heard of the disease. COPD is UK’s fifth-biggest killer disease as it affects 3 million people in the UK and causes around 30,000 d...

Depression Could Quickly Grow Into UK’s Biggest Proble

... cancer then they would be quickly be condemned as ignorant and cold-hearted, the professor explained. The research also indicated that up to 70% of men in prison have usually some forms of psychiatric disorder, as are the many who were homeless, which could only be due discrimination and neglect. The profe...

Administering Polio No Mean Task In U P

...health department staff who had to face the ire of ignorant villagers. // The health department staff who went door-to-door to administer polio on May 21 were either thrown out or had cow dung applied on their faces. Chief Medical Officer Vijay Shanker Singh said a woman employee of health department was p...

Monitor blood pressure to ward off risks to the heart

...rvey that established, one out of two persons were ignorant about normal blood pressure and its readings. Professor Garry Jennings, from the High Blood Pressure Research Council of Australia, said: "The problem with high blood pressure is that people tend to take it less seriously than other conditions beca...

Health Experts Shocked As 11-year-old Girl To Be UK's Youngest Mother

...ght out, get drunk, get pregnant, yet seemingly be ignorant about the risks and consequences," said Nanette Milne MSP....

Love is blind and Seeing is not Believing – Parents Don’t Believe Their Children Are Overweight!!

...e clear tendencies of obesity. Parents were also ignorant about their own weight problems, with nearly 45% of them acknowledging that the over weight was just about right for them. The researchers, led by Alison Jeffery, thus drew a conclusion that parents were not adept in noticing weight problems in thems...

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