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TV drug commercials prompt prescriptions

...ce an asthma inhaler. The study was conducted by interviewing 1,872 people who watched a series of commercials for prescription drugs and 639 other people. The margin of error was plus or minus 2.6 percentage points. Some consumer groups have complained that the ads encourage viewers to believe they kn...

Alcoholism Influenced By Both Genetics & Family Environment

...sm -- not by studying the twins themselves, but by interviewing the twins’ children (ages 12 to 26) and the mothers of those children. Although there is little question in the medical community of hereditary transmission of alcoholism risk, there have been very few studies from this offspring-of-twins perspecti...

Skin infections are becoming drug resistant

...established risk factors for the condition. After interviewing patients with MRSA infections, and reviewing their medical records, scientists are of the opinion that these infections are acquired from the community. The rate of being affected by the disease is significantly higher for children below two years ol...

Kidney Donors Health Can Cause Anxiety Among Kidney Recipients

...ipients from a regional transplant centre. After interviewing them about their experiences of the process, which is often associated with potential physical and psychological risks, he found that all donors made instant, voluntary decisions to donate and did not regret doing so. "However, recipients originall...

Trained Counselors Counseling Pregnant Smokers To Quit May Not Work

...omized controlled trial of home based motivational interviewing by midwives to help pregnant smokers quit or cut d... intensive support to help them quit. Motivational interviewing - a one to one counseling style designed for treating addictions - is widely taught on smoking cessa...

Papua New Guinea MP To Face Trial For Spreading HIV

... to prosecute after looking at medical records and interviewing the man's two partners before they died of AIDS. The police investigation began after a complaint was made by relatives of one of the MP's partners. She died two weeks after being interviewed. A second partner of the MP was also interviewed by poli...

Ovary removal to lead to Dementia

...determined whether the women developed dementia by interviewing a family member or by giving the women a test over the phone. "If before age 46 you remove two ovaries, you get a 70 percent increased risk of dementia. And we discovered that women who have only one ovary removed before age 38 -- this is a surgery...

Legionnaires' Disease Reported In Sydney: victim seriously ill

...t there were no risks there for the community. On interviewing the patients’ families, the health officials discovered that they had a "common exposure" after visiting the Northbridge area. Dr Lewis said the patients were probably exposed to the bacteria about a couple of weeks ago, and there was a chance ...

Significant role of genetics in drug abuse, Norwegian study

...Kendler and his team came to this conclusion after interviewing 1,300 Norwegian pairs of adult twins regarding the manner of drug use till date. The findings suggest a strong link between genetic factors and the risk of drug abuse....

Alcohol Drinkers Prone to Physical Injuries

...k-taking behaviour. Dr Watt's results came from interviewing about 500 people who were admitted into the Gold Coast Hospital Emergency Department between October 2000 and October 2001. Patients, aged 16 years and above, were asked about their injuries which varied from head injuries, falls, assaults, cuts, ...

Only Half of Addicts in American Families Seek Help

...o often gives positive results to 82% of them. On interviewing about 902 U.S. adults in a recent Gallup poll, the USA Today/HBO Family Drug Addiction poll revealed that a member of their immediate family is or was addicted to drugs or alcohol. The findings of the poll were that 51% said their addicted family me...

Aging Families Continue Struggle in Katrina Aftermath

... grant from the NSF, the team is in the process of interviewing 100 aging families who have been displaced because of Hurricane Katrina, and 100 elderly long-term residents of Baton Rouge, who are coping with the overnight transformation of their community. The families are comprised of persons 60 years of age or...

Prison inmates plagued by mental problems

...ania, depression and psychotic disorders. While interviewing more than 25000 inmates, the researchers found that more than 75% of the state inmates suffered substance abuse problems, and 25% of them were physically and sexually abused. The female inmates portrayed the highest rate of mental illness among all, ...

Effective Cure for Alcoholism – A single dose of LS

...uite an amazing therapy regimen," Dyck said. "Even interviewing the patients 40 years after their experience, I was surprised at how loyal they were to the doctors who treated them, and how powerful they said the experience was for them--some even felt the experience saved their lives." In spite of the promise ...

NHS Food Slowing Patient Recovery

...rnment to represent the interests of NHS users. On interviewing a sample of 2,240 patients in hospitals across England they discovered widespread dissatisfaction. Among long-term patients, 37% said menus were changed on a daily basis and 22% said they were changed weekly, but 13% said they were changed less oft...

Counseling Helps Young Women Cut Drinking, Improve Contraception Use

...The study tested the effectiveness of motivational interviewing — a kind of supportive yet goal-oriented therapy —...rch team assessed the women after the motivational interviewing sessions ended. Overall, significantly more women in the intervention group had reduced risky drinki...

Extra Cortisol Protects Women’s Mood Under Stres

...asked to give five-minute oral presentations as if interviewing for their dream job, focusing on their personal strengths and weaknesses. For the next five minutes, they had to count backwards by 17s from a very high number; every time they made a mistake, they had to start over. During both tasks, participants f...

Yearning -the Most Intense Emotion in Bereavement

...ool of Medicine came about their conclusions while interviewing what they call the ‘typical bereaved American’- white, elderly-above 60 years, and who has lost a spouse due to a non- traumatic natural cause. The researchers, who published their findings in the Journal of the American Medical Association, reco...

The Myth Called Health Insurance

...al debt. The group had listed its findings after interviewing 45 people in seven states. The people who had been interviewed had accumulated a huge debt despite having health insurance. The finding sought for clearer rules and standards of accountability for health insurers. The increase of insurance premi...

Motivational Interviewing Could Reduce Excessive Drinking by Students

A counseling style, called motivational interviewing (MI), can be used to reduce alcohol abuse by colle... Vol. 37) in the article “Group-based motivational interviewing for alcohol use among college students: An exploratory study” co-authored by Kurt Michael, Lisa Curt...

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