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Harry Potter Final Book - Prediction and Expectations

...to Dorothy Sayers, and even to the Greek and Roman myths Rowling read in college, she has been able to take elements from all of those influences and create something unique that is in itself a work of art." "Another thing that makes the series successful is the mystery component of the book," Westman sa...

Drug Patent Compulsory Licensing

...e controlled. In his paper, Cahoy identifies three myths that have typically obscured workable remuneration...he patentee has done nothing wrong. Taking these myths into account, Cahoy's proposed licensing regime keeps innovation incentives intact, but also ensures...

Poor Health Practices Plague Rajasthan Tribal Women

...availability of modern contraceptives, traditional myths and misconception, fear of side effects and opposition by husband and other family members, especially mother in laws. The study said that almost all the mothers interviewed had either lost or mishandled the immunisation cards of their children. Th...

AMSA Launches General Practice Student Network

...eral Practice, and those keen to dispel the common myths associated with the profession. AMSA National President Mr. Rob Mitchell said, The launch of the GPSN is vital in the attempt to shake up the perceptions of General Practice. For too long, this specialty has been under-recognized and misunderst...

7 Common Myths About Osteoporosis

...prevent and treat it, Douyon clears up some common myths about osteoporosis. 1. MYTH: Only women get osteoporosis FACT: Although there are many more women who may develop this condition, theres also a very significant portion of men who have this disease, Douyon says. In fact, roughly 2 million men s...

Americans Get Least Value For Money In Healthcare

... as well as diabetes. This study blows a lot of myths about the US health system, Davis warns. We spend three times what the average country spends on a day of hospital care and we also spend twice what the average country spends on prescription medication. Healthcare is likely to be a prominent is...

Myths About Melanoma Could Lead to Delayed Diagnosis and Treatment

... . Dermatologists hope that dispelling some common myths about melanoma could help more people understand t...e American Academy of Dermatology (Academy). These myths could cause some people to think they are not at risk for melanoma because of their skin type or to ...

Vegetarian Diet Could Reduce Risk of Colon Cancer

...rther studies with similar outcomes may curb those myths and that people will think about what certain foods often thought to be off-limits may be able to achieve for their overall health and weight." "Many factors come into play when managing a healthy lifestyle. While some factors may be difficult for...

WHO Condemns Tobacco Industry for Misleading Public

...ence, the tobacco industry continues to perpetuate myths that ventilation systems can protect non-smokers from second-hand smoke exposure, that smoke-free policies hurt business or that smoking bans infringe on a smoker's rights and freedom of choice," the WHO said. It noted that not a single study has p...

AMSA Launches General Practice Student Network

...eral Practice, and those keen to dispel the common myths associated with the profession. AMSA National President Mr. Rob Mitchell said, “The launch of the GPSN is vital in the attempt to shake up the perceptions of General Practice. “For too long, this specialty has been under-recognized and misunder...

Diabetes The Leveler-Sweeping Across Nations

... Medical records at many city hospitals show how myths about the sugar disease have been broken down in the last few years. ``It's no more the disease of the rich or the obese. We have gone much beyond that,'' says endocrinologist Dr Mala Dharmalingam, of Bangalore’s M S Ramaiah Memorial Hospital. `...

Gay Men Put Themselves and Others at Risk by Inconsistent Condom Use

...men with the greatest numbers of partners. Some myths about the causes of sexual risk taking were also dispelled by the survey. There has long been an assumption that gay men have low self-esteem, partly related to feelings about their attractiveness, leading to risky sex. However, few men in the survey...

Program Helps Reduce Binge Drinking

...nt of its students are Hispanic. In discussing the myths of how to sober up, for example, program administrators remind students that their blood alcohol levels will not decline if they have a bowl of hot menudo, a Mexican tripe stew seasoned with chili peppers. “Many of the behaviors and perceptions as...

'Families' - Doesn’t Cause Anorexia Nervos

...and so meaningful to our families, wiping away the myths and emphasizing the need for even more research to help the next generation." Source-Eurekalert SRI...

Karnataka CM Gets Praise from Hollywood Superstar

...aturday, which was on HIV and AIDS, dealt with the myths and actions to be taken on the subject, and also on what's needed to take the AIDS awareness movement forward. Parmeshwar Godrej, who works closely with Gere on AIDS awareness, was on the table with him, along with Kannada stars Ramesh Aravind and Ra...

Internet Health Advice Causing More Harm than Good

...f these sites are simply inaccurate, repeating the myths often associated with the conditions. 'Others, ho...ing high quality information we can knock down the myths and misinformation peddled by these sites. 'We want to make sure that every healthcare professional...

Holiday Season Could Ring in “Heartburn Season

... It also further weakens that leaky valve.” Food myths Eating or drinking certain types of foods, such as milk, in an attempt to reduce stomach acid generally doesn’t work, said Dr. Spechler, who is a member of the American Gastroenterological Association’s Committee on GI Research. “We used to use m...

India To Launch Sex Education And Drug Awareness In Schools Soon

...al with a plethora of topics which include common myths and old wives tales that surround sexuality, sexual development, conception and childbirth, forthright explanations of sexually transmitted diseases,HIV Infection/AIDS, drug abuse, sexual abuse and the like. . Partnering in this vision to free the ...

Exercise to be Prescribed for Robust Health in Elderly

...ncourage appropriate physical activity, and dispel myths that persist as barriers to exercise in the elderly." Among the useful resources McDermott and Mernitz reference is a book created by colleagues at the John Hancock Center for Physical Activity and Nutrition at the Friedman School of Nutrition Scie...

Identifying Bottlenecks to Breastfeeding

...deterrent to breast feeding. "This results in many myths developing which become sustained because only a minority are engaged in breastfeeding and can pass on that valuable 'how to' knowledge from mother to daughter, sister to sister, friend to friend and so on", Ms Murphy added. Breast feeding is mutual...

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