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Survey Finds Wide HIV Ignorance in the UK

...volved in the poll 28 percent admitted about their misconception related to condoms. Twelve percent of the people believed that HIV can be transmitted by sharing cutlery while ten percent thought that sweat can also spread the disease. Only one in three people who were surveyed were assured about receiving goo...

Study Shows That Indigenous People are Not Genetically Prone to Diabetes

...us people", says Dr Paradies. "There is a common misconception that diabetes is 'in the genes' for Indigenous people. This idea stems from the 'thrifty gene hypothesis' which proposes that cycles of feast and famine in indigenous societies created a gene that was very efficient at using nutrients. According to t...

Rajasthan Launches Programs to Overcome Misconceptions About Childbirth

... promote her family. We also intend to address the misconception that a single act of intercourse may not lead to unwanted pregnancy. The project primarily aims at encouraging the use of the contraception, by providing easy access to such products and services." Akshay, who was enthusiastic to attend the occasio...

Mothers in African Study Undereducated on Diarrhea

...junior from Kalamazoo, Mich. “Mothers may have the misconception that providing fluids to their children can exacerbate the condition. However, rehydrating children is the most effective treatment for children with diarrhea and should be the first treatment administered.” Mediratta’s research, focusing on how be...

All Forms of Ill Treatment Cause Post Traumatic Stress Disorder-PTSD

...s, "such a distinction nevertheless reinforces the misconception that cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment causes lesser harm and might therefore be permissible under exceptional circumstances. These findings point to a need for a broader definition of torture based on scientific formulations of traumatic stress...

Enzyme Critical for Early Growth of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

...and aneuryms did not grow in these mice. 'It's a misconception for people to think there is one event that activates an abdominal aortic aneurysm and that its progression is inevitable,' Thompson explains. 'Our studies suggest there is ongoing inflammation that waxes and wanes over many years, and that the 'trig...

Awareness about Women's Cancers- A National Concern

...ever most women do not go in for them. A popular misconception about breast cancer is that it can be caused by breast feeding, which is not the case. "In fact, not only does breastfeeding a child not cause breast cancer, some studies suggest that breastfeeding may slightly reduce a woman's risk factor of devel...

Special Section of JCS Addresses Vascular Anomalies

...t if untreated. For many patients, this widespread misconception has led to delays in treatment, cosmetic and psychological issues for the child, and problems with scarring when surgery eventually is performed—not to mention a "windfall for litigation," according to Dr. Habal. Confusion over diagnosis leads to ina...

Ignorance - the main reason behind deaths on Mount Everest

...nd's observations.According to him, it is a common misconception that only inexperienced climbers, who pay $60,000 or more to be guided up the mountain, die. 'Of all the people I knew who died, most had 8,000-meter climbing experience before. It has more to do with people exceeding their altitude ability,' he said...

Health, My cup of tea!

...is study on the benefits of tea also disproves the misconception that tea has a dehydrating effect....

United Kingdom: Making the most of sunshine without the cream

... Research, said: "The research highlights a common misconception that the Sun in the UK is not dangerous and you do not need to protect yourself. Whilst the UV rays may not be as strong in the UK as they are in some countries they still damage skin and can cause skin cancer." There is a message in this for all U...

Beware of Cannabis - Not at all a mild drug

There is a whole lot of misconception about Cannabis and its effects. It is widely thought to be a mild medicine, not causing much harm. // Such misrepresentations of the drug have resulted in making it a Class C drug. However scientists from Karolinska Institute in Sweden have unearth...

Misconception on Treatment Options among Prostate Cancer Patients

...h prostate cancer are more influenced by anecdote, misconception and emotional changes, which prevents them //from trusting on clinical trial evidences. Research showed misconceptions on the disease management options and comparing the anecdotal experiences of others with prostate cancer to their own condition...

Attitudes About Aging Different from Reality

...conceptions that people had about aging. A popular misconception among both the young// and the old is that the happiest days of people's lives occur when they're young in spite of research having shown the opposite While old age was equated with unhappiness for other people, individuals tend to think they'll be...

Stress At Workplace Does Not Raise Blood Pressure

...help them avoid hypertension, it's clear that this misconception can have life-altering effects," Mann points out. In his review, Mann analysed data from 48 studies on job stress and blood pressure, all published in English-language journals from 1982 to 2004. Overall, more than 100,000 people were included in...

Most People With Arthritis Do Little Or No Exercise At All

...hours. The authors say that fear of pain and the misconception that exercise can harm joints is obstacles to getting people with arthritis to exercise. Other risk factors for inactivity among people with arthritis included frequent anxiety or depression, especially among women, and severe joint pain among men....

Watching TV Blamed for Weight Gain

...esult of this. This study has corrected a common misconception that children gain weight watching television only because it is often combined with sitting and snacking in front of the screen. While this study showed that the increase in calories was mostly explained by them eating more of the snack foods they ...

Obese Chinese Teens Low On Self-Esteem

...e due to an inclination to Western culture and the misconception that 'thin is beautiful'. The researchers surveyed more than 7000 middle- and high-school students, across seven different Chinese studies. Teenage girls who said that they were obese, reported a grade point average of 3.06 Vs other girls who score...

Rare Sexual Syndrome In Women Calls For More Research

...eier, St Mary's Hospital, London. It is a common misconception that it would pave way for a pleasant sensation in women. The truth is however that the condition can lead to embarrassment and extremely distressing for someone who suffers from the condition. It can even lead to suicidal tendencies in some women, a...

Loneliness Peaks In 40-year-olds

...rsity of Stirling in Scotland found that:* It is a misconception that people get lonely with age. With the exception of 18-19 year-olds, it was found that people aged over 50 were least likely to be lonely. * Strong belief in religion was found to be a remedy for loneliness. * Women were found to have stronger rel...

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