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Benefit of colonoscopy

...e screen under Medicare arrangements - a telephone poll revealed that 16 per cent did not know if the FOBT was covered, and a further 10 per cent thought it was not covered....

Prostate cancer patients not happy with health providers

...with prostate cancer was not very encouraging. The poll also found that 26% of men were not given the opportunity to decide which treatment was best for them, while 24% did not think the hospital specialist or nurse had given them enough information about the choice of treatment available to them. The P...

Vitamin Abuse Syndrome In the UK

... risk of overdosing them selves on vitamin pill. A poll conducted by a team of researchers randomly on 250 GP’s found that 41% of them believe that some of their // patients were overdosing on vitamins and remained unaware of the risks they were placing upon their body. A large number of patients were i...

Eat 'The' Color and be healthy

...has been dampened due to the results of an earlier poll which stressed that lower socio economic and ethnic minority groups were unable to successfully use this system to identify nutrient content of the food. This would be 31% of the 2,600 consumers who were polled. The road ahead for the UK government...

UK children getting high on binge drinking

...compared with 42 per cent of boys. In October a poll of 2,000 indicated that a quarter of adults, 11 million people, were binge drinking regularly. More than 20,000 people a year die from alcohol-related causes. And alcohol-related deaths have soared by 20 per cent in the past five years. Alcohol...

More Britons Take To Alcohol Because Of Stress

... Patient Partnerships (DPP). The DPP conducted a poll of 1,000 people last year. One third of them said IT-related problems were a major source of stress and 27% of the men and 23% of the women said they would light up a cigarette in such situations, it reported. And, while the DPP said it was importa...

Monday Morning 'Blues' Hit 'Sick' British Workers

...researcher of the study. The study was a part of a poll conducted by digital channel Sky Travel and had over 4,000 participants. It showed that 78 percent of the participants were apprehensive of using up their holidays so early in the year and were prepared to wait until spring to take off. It was also f...

HIV-Positive Woman To Be Congress Candidate In Assam

...aid. "I shall harp on health-related issues in my poll campaign to make pre-marital AIDS tests mandatory." Goswami is one of the few women in India fighting to raise awareness of the disease and one of an even smaller number to have publicly declared that she is HIV-positive. In 1994 Goswami married a...

Sleep Aids Are Not The Best Option For Insomniacs

...leep Awareness Week is March 27 through April 2. A poll by the organization last year found that about hal...mptom every night or almost every night. Another poll released last year by a managed-care company found that the use of prescription sleeping medications...

Gay Marriages May See The Light Of Day

A Pew Research Center poll has shown extremely optimistic trends in the reaction to same-sex marriages, portraying a significant decline// in the opposition to such marriages across the country. Gay rights activists have expressed positivism over the decline in opposition to s...

New York- A haven For the Distressed or a Source of Distress?

...ly disturbed. The findings were inferred after a poll of 10,000 randomly selected adults, initiated annually since 2002. The results lent credence to the fear uppermost in many minds, that living in a crowded, demanding city can be mentally exhausting, though the reasons for the delicate emotional state...

Majority Of Americans Deny That They Are Overweight

...hey have dieted at some point in their lives. In a poll taken 15 years ago, the percentage of adults who r...ed was slightly higher 57 % the report reads. The poll was done on adults, on how tall they are and how much they weigh. Doctors and researchers around the...

Dead End: Aged, Ailing and Alone In Death

...arly 50% of the 800 odd health workers, who took a poll on the existence of policies for care of the aged, expressed the absence of concrete end-of life policies and practices that can accord a dignified death to the aged. Nearly 57% felt they were ill equipped to handle dying patients and can do better w...

Nationwide Strike on May 2nd by Medicos on Reservation Issue

...he matter will be considered by after the assembly poll in five states was not enough for the students. The strike on May 2 will be a ‘‘show of strength’’ and send the message that the agitation will not loose momentum and can go on for an indefinite period. AIIMS students’ union spokesperson Sasmit S...

Celebrities Promote Healthy Lunch

...ating later in the day." A new ACNeilsen Omnibus poll of 1400 Australians shows that while most people think that eating a substantial, healthy lunch is important, one in three skip this vital meal of the day at least once a week and one in 10 rarely or never have lunch. Nearly half (43%) of responden...

Video Games, The Latest Craze Of American Adults

...enting themselves to video games, highlights a new poll conducted by Iposs, a leading international polling firm//. According to the poll conducted on 3, 024 American adults, nearly 40% of the respondents admitted that they enjoyed video ...

High Death Rate In UK Due To Melanoma Skin Cancer

... them admitted they had suffered from sunburn. The poll also showed that men under 24 years old and over 65 were the least likely to visit a doctor if they discovered changes or a new mole. Dermatologist Rona MacKie, who recently researched melanoma in men, said, that in men melanoma often occurs on the...

Increase In The Number Of Doctors Reporting About Their Colleagues Abilities

...ncerned about a colleague's abilities.// A first poll of 411 doctors found that 93% of those with worrie...t know who to report their concerns to. A second poll of over 900 members of the public found they had more faith in the regulatory system than doctors. A...

Quality Of NHS Hospitals Getting Dirtier Despite Promises

...re were enough or nearly enough nurses around. The poll also showed that while the condition in other area... Another area of growing concern reported in the poll was that, with the current trend of patients spending lesser time recovering in hospital after surge...

Britons Believe In The Paranormal Phenomena

...a study conducted by Readers Digest Magazine for a poll it was astonishing that Britons were hard core believers of supernatural and psychic powers. // About 50% of them said that they believe in possessing mind-reading and premonition ability. The study surveyed about 1,006 adults and 43% said that they ...

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