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Advancement in Gene Associated With Colon Cancer

...ld suggests that this one genetic marker is highly influential across ethnic groups. The new Cancer Biology and Therapy paper is by an international group of scientists from the University of Michigan Medical School and U-M School of Public Health, the Catalan Institute of Oncology in Spain, the CHS National I...

Smokers may Be Motivated to Quit During Interventions in Hospital Stays

...uch as illness or loss of a loved one, can be very influential in motivating them to make a quit attempt, [but] for others, the stress of an illness can also make it more difficult, she said. Rigotti said that the hospital environment a nonsmoking environment adds to the success of cessation counseling.The s...

Consume Less, Experts Advise as Malthusian Nightmare Returns to Haunt West

.... But bio-fuels are not a green panacea, as the influential economist Lester Brown from the Earth Policy Institute explained in a briefing to the US Senate last week. He said: "The stage is now set for direct competition for grain between the 800 million people who own automobiles, and the world's 2 billion p...

Violent Videogames Attract Criticism Again

...to market analyst NPD Group. A committee of the influential physicians' group has proposed video game addiction be listed as a mental disorder in the American Diagnostic and Statistic Manual of Mental Disorders, a guide used by the American Psychiatric Association in diagnosing mental illness. Such a move ...

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

...who also found that environmental factors are more influential than individual behaviours and beliefs when it comes to kicking the butt. Lead researcher Jon Macy, said that though smoking cessation attempts often are thought of as solitary endeavours, the study showed that there were benefits in cessation prog...

Nexus Between Psychiatrists and Drug Firms Dangerous, Say Critics

...rograms led by a Dr. Allan Collins. He is a most influential kidney specialist and president of the National Kidney Foundation and director of a government-financed research center on kidney disease. In 2005, Amgen paid Dr. Collins at least $25,800, mostly in consulting and speaking fees, the records show. ...

Sex Advice to Teens by Parents Focuses More on the Negative Aspects

... being cool. The media appeared to be likewise influential and was strongest in promoting gendered sexual stereotypes and in giving messages promoting sexual freedom. However, the authors indicate that there was a great variation between the subjects in what had been covered by which source. For example...

Mediterranean Diet Could Help to Prevent COPD

...o develop COPD, even after taking account of other influential factors. The higher the conformity with a Mediterranean diet, the lower was the risk of developing COPD over the 12-year period. Conversely, the higher the compliance with the Western diet, the higher was the risk of developing COPD. The study...

Watch Out for Signs of Autism in Babies!

...ttention deficit disorder and other problems. An influential Institute of Medicine report in 2000 helped energize this idea. The report emphasized the plasticity of babies' brains. It also explained how interacting with babies can change their brain wiring. "We used to say 'nature versus nurture,' but now pe...

Workplace Drinking Culture Influences Alcohol Intake Elsewhere

...most tolerated it. After taking account of other influential factors, workers in organisations that most discouraged social drinking were 45% less likely to be heavy drinkers than those in workplaces with the most relaxed attitudes to drinking. They were also 54% less likely to be frequent drinkers and 69% l...

Study Finds Reason About Brains Refusal to Change Brands

...ntified a mechanism called cognitive lock-in as an influential determinant of peoples choices. We find that consumers typically are not aware that this mechanism is a powerful determinant of the choices they make, write Kyle B. Murray (University of Western Ontario) and Gerald Hubl (University of Alberta). M...

Mozambique Set to Liberalise Abortion Law

...il war that claimed up to one million lives. The influential Catholic Church is firmly against decriminalisation, with the Archbishop of Maputo, Francisco Chimoio, even declaring last month that women who terminate pregnancy can expect to "live their lives in fear of divine punishment." The admonition has not ...

Tritium Risks at New Heights

...nts on a regular basis. Greenpeace is the second influential entity to raise concerns about Canada's tritium standards recently. Last September, the Toronto Board of Health said it considered the drinking water standard out of date and it urged that it be tightened. Tritium, and the risk it poses, is among t...

Smoking on Television is Harmful to the Health of the Nation's Youth: BMA

...typically portrayed as attractive, successful, and influential and in a positive social context, often with sexually suggestive content. Rarely is smoking portrayed in an unattractive manner or associated with negative consequences. Television serves as an indirect method of smoking advertising.” With the ban...

Role of Lifestyle Choices in Heart Risks

...clude diet//, exercise and environment, do play an influential role too. The 56th annual scientific session of the American College of Cardiology looked at many studies detailing the influence of health related behaviors on a person’s chances of being diagnosed with heart disease. "Because scientific advance...

Stigma, Lack of Education, Prevent the Spread of HIV in Afghanistan

... educate religious leaders, who often are the most influential people in villages, to promote HIV/AIDS education and reduce stigma surrounding the disease, the Times reports. Source-Kaiser Family Foundation...

Women Will Be Paid to Donate Eggs for Science

... shortage of eggs for scientific use. The HFEA's influential Ethics and Law Committee has already privately recommended the controversial switch, and the authority is expected to follow this recommendation. The committee based its opinion on a 64-page report, seen by The Observer, summarising the arguments. 'T...

Fashion Industry Takes Its Toll on Young Models

... Designers of America (CFDA), which represents 280 influential designers and is headed by Diane von Fuerstenberg, published a set of guidelines. There has been long discussion ahead of this "health initiative" on whether there should be a ban on underweight models with a Body Mass Index of under 18. The BMI i...

Research on Human Metabolic Disorders

... and operations research to identify a cell's most influential metabolic components in key metabolic states. "This approach confirmed in a mathematically rigorous way what cell biologists already understand to be true: cells use compartmentalization to coordinate their metabolism," Jamshidi said. "Our technique ...

Nepal's Most Influential Woman 'Critically' Ill

...ja Prasad Koirala's sister-in-law and Nepal's most influential woman, is "critically" ill, //battling jaundice, kidney problems and other infections in hospital, media reports said. Nona, 75, has been admitted to Shahid Gangalal National Heart Centre, the same hospital where the octogenarian premier himself had...

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