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False beliefs could cost cancer patients their lives

...on they are."We have been encountering a number of misconceptions about lung cancer in general," he said. For instance, many patients do not believe that smoking causes lung cancer but instead maintain that exposure to some environmental chemical must be the cause. "Another one we hear is 'I smoke and therefore if...

Poll Finds Many Americans Misinformed About Cancer

...ed misconceptions. Participants were asked if five misconceptions were true or false. And this is what they found - - 50% Americans mistakenly believe surgery can spread cancer, - 25% think a cure for cancer already exists but is being held back by a profit-driven industry. - 19% believed that pain medications ...

Poll Finds Many Americans Misinformed About Cancer

...ed misconceptions. Participants were asked if five misconceptions were true or false. And this is what they found - - 50% Americans mistakenly believe surgery can spread cancer, - 25% think a cure for cancer already exists but is being held back by a profit-driven industry. - 19% believed that pain medication...

Couple infected with HIV marry in Kerala

..."They have got married to remove any confusion and misconceptions that is held in society about AIDS. They have also decided not to have any children. Their whole family and the entire village is with them and more than 1,500 people attended the wedding," says Sunil Das, chairman of the Muthalamada Sneham Charitabl...

Electroconvulsive Therapy Is The Treatment For Depression

...is considered as a gold standard of treatment. The misconceptions about the treatment has o be expelled which would help in the better understanding about the treatment. It is very humane and can sometimes be life saving. ...

Music Helps in Spreading AIDS Awareness

...n in Aizawl and 93 percent women in Kanpur harbour misconceptions on how AIDS spreads,' said Denis Broun, country coordinator UNAIDS. 'The need of the hour is to reach out to young women living in extremely difficult and marginal circumstances.' CHARCA is planning similar activities in Udaipur, Rajasthan, and i...

Misconceptions Put AIDS Patients In Tight-Spot

...ealisation and independence. "There are a lot of misconceptions about the disease and disseminating information about it can do wonders in a closed society like India. Ignorance is the biggest enemy of any AIDS patient. "Even now there are thousands of women who have been suffering from discrimination and all d...

Attitudes About Aging Different from Reality

... has shown that reality was different from several misconceptions 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 f...

Misconception on Treatment Options among Prostate Cancer Patients

...ng on clinical trial evidences. Research showed misconceptions on the disease management options and comparing th...zed the patients' decisions: fear and uncertainty; misconceptions about treatment efficacy and risks; and anecdotal information about other's experiences with prostat...

Misconceptions About Eating Eggs Busted

Several misconceptions have prevented many people especially those worried about heart disease, from eating eggs//. The July issue of the Harvard Heart Letter unscrambles the dietary facts and myths about the egg. Fact: Eggs are a good source of nutrients. One egg contai...

HIV/AIDS Policy Needed at Workplace: Experts

...icies and control programmes in place to allay the misconceptions and fears of employees. "The awareness of HIV/AIDS is the first step in combatting the pandemic. Effective workplace policies should be devised to allay the fears of the employees," Dr Peeyush Jain, former Joint Director of Delhi State AIDS Control ...

Are children living as well as they are meant to be?

...he sole purpose of this study is to 'challenge the misconceptions surrounding children and encourage fresh thinking about childhood. The Good Childhood Inquiry will have a far reaching impact on children's lives this century.' Prof Layard, emphasizing the apparent difference in childhood between generations said...

Church to Have an Active Role in the Prevention of AIDS

...lightenment, and for the healing of prejudices and misconceptions about AIDS. An important step towards healing would be by affirming a divine love for that person rather than seeing someone's sickness as godly punishment. Presently a large amount of work is needed to erase misconceptions. Afflicted members are ...

Cell Operators Claim that Mobile Towers Pose no Health Hazards

...ervices// in the country would be affected if such misconceptions were not cleared. The myths about mobile towers were coming in the way of installing more towers, especially in residential areas, to provide better services to subscribers, Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) director general T.V. Ramach...

16 Common Myths About Breast Cancer

...y of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center say that misconceptions often cause women more anxiety than necessary. And in some cases the fear paralyzes women and prevents them from seeking the care that could lead to successful treatment. Here, experts debunk some of the most common myths about breast cancer: 1. ...

Mental Health: Mind at Peace or in Pieces?

...can buck the trend, by using its power to undo the misconceptions created, in an all out effort to remove prejudices from people’s mind. Finally ‘Mental Illness’ is not a bad word and like any other form of illness, can be successfully treated. As they say, it’s all in the mind! SRM...

Impact of Mental Illness on Suicide

...orward to seek assistance and to throw light about misconceptions regarding mental illnesses. Efforts are on to show that most suicides attempted can be thwarted with timely interventions. Various ongoing research are trying to unravel the possible genetic make-up of those susceptible to suicidal tendencies and...

Surge of HIV Cases in Taiwan Prompts Doubling in Expenditure for HIV Prevention

...e injecting-heroin users in Taiwan found many held misconceptions regarding the modes of HIV transmission and those who didn't perceive themselves susceptible to AIDS rarely used condoms and occasionally shared needles. Hsieh said that discrimination, even from some health-care workers, is driving the problem un...

Muslim Clerics to Join Hands to Eradicate Polio

...esisting the anti-polio drive as they have certain misconceptions and suspicions about polio drops. "It is, therefore, the duty of the ulemas to visit the areas and allay doubts through awareness programmes." Maulana Saidur Rehman Azmi, the principal of Lucknow-based Islamic University, said people feared that ...

Madhya Pradesh Imbibes Family Planning Lessons from Pakistan

...planning and population control, will help correct misconceptions about the family planning programme among the Muslim community", Vishnoi said. Expressing concern over the increasing population in the country and why the Muslim community's increasing population is 'dangerous', the book highlights the support fa...

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