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HIV Experts Criticize Australian PM's Suggestion for Ban on Entry of HIV-infected

... a hysterical overreaction, it mixes racism with a phobia about infectious disease," he said. 'To not allow people to come on the basis of any health condition is immoral, it's unethical and it's impractical to enforce.' Yusef Azard of the UK's National Aids Trust, said tighter controls on immigration wo...

HIV Experts Criticize Australian PM's Suggestion for Ban on Entry of HIV-infected

... a hysterical overreaction, it mixes racism with a phobia about infectious disease," he said. "To not allow people to come on the basis of any health condition is immoral, it's unethical and it's impractical to enforce." Yusef Azard of the UK's National Aids Trust, said tighter controls on immigration wou...

Extra Cortisol Protects Women’s Mood Under Stres

...ess disorder. In addition, in patients with social phobia exposed to a social stress situation, pre-treatment with cortisol has reduced anxiety. This new study in healthy participants adds to the growing body of evidence that cortisol may be a useful clinical tool. Says Wolf, “Our study suggests that when i...

A ‘Good Samaritan’ to the Aid of Lepes

...g with the village hospital but also dispelled the phobia felt by healthy residents from nearby villages toward the leper colony. Conditions at Tanshan Leper Rehab Village are improving. Houses have been built with government subsidies. Construction has started on a cement road linking the village to the ...

Women More Prone to Anxiety Disorders than Men

... as likely to suffer from panic disorder or social phobia compared with men, and they are three times as lik...They also face a slightly higher risk for specific phobia (fear of a particular object or situation). About 10%–14% of women will have post-traumatic stress d...

Novel Way to Overcome Needle Phobia

Needle phobia or fear of needles can be overcome by decorating them with flowers, butterflies, and smiley faces according to researchers at the University of New Mexico's// (UNM) Health Sciences Center. The researchers say that fear of needles can impact the care ...

Fear of Condom but Love of Risk

... The evidence described Neal as suffering condom phobia and yet displayed a love for risk taking behavior. A few more rounds of hearing is yet to take place before the verdict is announced....

NICE Setback Rules for Pfizer's Inhaled Insulin

Diabetics with needle phobia and patients with severe problems in injection sites get benefited from Pfizer’s Exubera, an inhaled insulin product (short-acting, powder form of insulin) //– said The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), Britain's watchdog....

Phobia Attack: Courting Fear with Cortisol, the Stress Hormone

...o fight fearful situations. Arachnophobia, or any phobia for that matter could be alleviated with a dose of...ne, before being exposed to the fear. Basically, phobia treatments involve exposing the person concerned to doses of fear or phobic triggers, while graduall...

Human Hormone Cortisol Could Be Used For Treating Phobias

...their anxiety. They tested 40 people with social phobia and 20 with a fear of spiders. They gave half of them cortisol and then, an hour later, forced the volunteers to give a presentation and undergo an impromptu maths test, or to view a picture of a large spider. Participants who took cortisol report...

Poultry Farms face Ruin in Greece

...irmed cases that were reported in wild swans. The phobia of the avian influenza or bird flu among consumers has been seen not only in Greece but other countries too. The poultry sales are estimated to have dropped by as much as 80 percent in recent weeks in Greece and are much higher in comparison to othe...

Oxytocin Boosts Trust and Reduces Fear.

...e in the treatment of various disorders which have phobia towards the society as one of its central symptoms. Previously according to research conducted by a Swiss scientist who reported that oxytocin increased trust in humans. A British research also reported that increased amygdale activity led to decre...

Shy Bladder Syndrome: A Social Phobia Or Functional Disorder Of Micturition?

...g primarily from paruresis, non-generalized social phobia and generalized social phobia. The paruretic group...oth the non-generalized and the generalized social phobia groups. Regression analysis separated by groups showed that the interference with everyday life ca...

Genes responsible for social behavior of us

...who suffer from this disease often feel anxiety or phobia about some non-social issue that may cause them to worry unnecessarily. Researchers in their study had reported the existence of a network between the dorsolateral, the medial, and the orbitofrontal cortex are of the brain that together modulate the...

Understanding The Link Between Phobias And Fatal Heart Disease

Having a phobia may increase ones likelihood of developing fatal h...nswers. The relationship between the score on the phobia index and the subsequent risk of having a heart disease event was analyzed and it was found that wom...

Just standing next to a large person can be bad for one's image

... to 5 on 50 negative adjectives -- called the "fat phobia scale" -- that people often use to describe obese people. The man with the big woman was rated 22 percent more negatively than the same man with the thin companion. When seen with the large woman, he was more likely to be described as miserable, sel...

Valium hits 40 years old, anxiety-free

...ctivity. They also are used for treating panic and phobia disorders and insomnia, calming patients before surgery and relaxing muscles.Sternbach officially retired in 1973, but worked most days until recently. He mentored young scientists, corresponded and consulted with others, and worked on his biography,...

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