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Exercising Significantly Enhances Quality of Life Among Elders

...lect not just health states, but also how patients perceive and value the health- and non-health-related aspects of their conditions before and after receiving an intervention," said Dr. Mau-Roung Lin, co-author of the study. These measures may therefore be beneficial for selecting interventions that are of o...

Snacking While Driving Doubles Accident Rates

...n driving safety. Since drivers do not necessarily perceive the risk, they choose not to modify their eating behaviour, and rather rely on adapting their driving. Thus snacking at the wheel appears to have little effect on 'normal' driving which may reinforce the driver's risk perceptions. "This strategy ma...

Genes Play Major Role in Determining Individual's Sour Taste Perception

...ury) taste, suggest that people differ in how they perceive the taste of foods, and that these differences are determined in part by their taste genes. So someone who inherited a high sensitivity to sour taste may find foods containing lemons or vinegar off-putting, whereas the same foods may be better accept...

US FDA may Be Asked to Monitor Toxic Levels of Cigarettes

...onstituents. The problem is the public is going to perceive the product is safe because the FDA has assumed jurisdiction," points out Dr. Michael Siegel, a Boston University School of Public Health professor. But at the very least the bill would keep tobacco companies from tinkering with their products in ...

Tinnitus Patients can Lead a Normal Life

...d Bergman in 1953 had already shown that all of us perceive tinnitus in specific situations with no obvious illness involved and, so, in principle, it is a symptom that is frequent and irrelevant. Therapeutic Advice and Sound Therapy In working on TRT, Jastreboff showed that the central nervous system (CNS)...

Cartoons to Dispel Science Phobia for Students

...cating creativity and initiative is possible if we perceive and treat children as participants in learning and not as receivers of a fixed body of knowledge. "Hence, many photographs and illustrations have been included along with the cartoon characters to make the book more attractive," Singh added....

Soy Products a Double-edged Sword for Breast Cancer

...otes that midlife women who consume these products perceive them as natural and safe. But women aged 50 and older are also most at risk of developing breast cancer. Helferich is evaluating the biological activity of some of these products, which are available in many forms, do not require a prescription, a...

Psychological Bullying Hits Just as Hard

...ts exposed to high levels of relational aggression perceive their school to be less safe, and are less pleased with the general social atmosphere of the school. Adolescent boys who are exposed to relational aggression are also more likely to carry a weapon to school. This is not the case for girls. A total ...

Aggressive Treatment for Whiplash Does Not Promote Faster Recovery

...and recovery because it may influence how patients perceive their medical needs, the pressure they put on clinicians to be referred, and how insurers require them to legitimize their injury. The authors conclude that further trials 'are essential to understand the influence of health care provision in prevent...

You are What You Buy

...themselves with positive outcomes, they are led to perceive the surrounding environment as safe and benign, write Rui Zhu (University of British Columbia) and Joan Meyers-Levy (University of Minnesota). In contrast, individuals who adopt a prevention focus concentrate on negative outcomes, which may alert t...

Researchers Have Found Clue to How Fear Changes into Phobia

...y have identified a neural circuit that makes mice perceive situations that could be potentially dangerous but not necessarily so, as threatening. The researchers found that mice, in which a particular receptor for the neurotransmitter serotonin, called 5-Htr1a, was removed, found perceived potentially dang...

Molecular Basis of Obesity-Revealing the Unknown Facts

... molecule show less spontaneous physical activity, perceive hunger signals differently and have a lower concentration of feeding hormones in their brain than normal mice. Being conserved across species, Bsx might be a promising target for controlling diet-induced obesity in humans. Spontaneous physical acti...

Own Up and Pay Up, Nigerian Party Tells Pfizer

...ointer to how Western drug manufacturing companies perceive Nigeria in particular and Africa in general as one huge laboratory for anything-goes drug trials," the party said. It criticised the Kano state government for its shoddy handling of the matter and wondered why it took the state and federal government...

Electronic Tagging - for the Elderly Now!

...older people," she said. But there are those who perceive it as contrary to human dignity and freedom, with its connotations of criminal surveillance. There is also the risk of withdrawal of staff and financial resources from the care of people with complex needs. Shami Chakrabarti, director of civil righ...

Software System to Improve the Function of Retinal Implants

...a output signal so that the respective patient can perceive the image." Currently, tests of the learning dialo...o recognize the 'Gestalt' of larger objects and to perceive contours; a higher vision quality can not be expected in the near future. However, for a blind subje...

Family Members Most Often Source of Whooping Cough in Infants

...e milder cases of the disease and physicians still perceive pertussis as a childhood disease. Source-Newswis SRM...

Researchers Investigate Gene Linked With Circadian Liver Clock

... natural cycle of light and dark we’re used to. We perceive light cues through retinal photoreceptors that relay signals to the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) in the brain. "Phase adjustments" in peripheral tissues ensure that each clock follows the same schedule. These can be set indirectly through SCN-de...

Activation of a Particular Brain Region Predicts Altruism: Study

... they act in it. "We believe that the ability to perceive other people's actions as meaningful is critical for altruism," Tankersley said. The scientists suggest that studying the brain systems that allow people to see the world as a series of meaningful interactions may ultimately help further understan...

Role Of Faith In Healing Process

...ol group - 67% of the treatment group continued to perceive the heat as less painful. Alison said: "The expectation of pain relief leads to a release of endorphins, the brain's natural pain killers, which is likely to contribute to a sensation of reward and well-being. "Interestingly, there was an exa...

Clinical Factors of Tinnitus Influence Perceived Loudness and Annoyance

... and other factors influence the way// individuals perceive loudness and annoyance associated with the condition, according to a report. Tinnitus, a ringing, buzzing or whistling sound in one or both ears occurring without outside stimulus, can be acute or chronic, constant or intermittent. Tinnitus can be d...

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