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A new century of Alzheimer's disease research

... if the probability is high, and if the therapy is risky or expensive, this information may help us determine how to intervene.”  Source: Mayo Clinic...

Womens Mood Plays a Key Role in Infertility Treatment

...t negative moods lead women to knowingly make more risky choices. In a follow up study, Dr. Newton and his team plan to determine whether providing women with accurate risk information will influence their decisions about how many embryos to transfer. If infertility patients were to gain a better under...

Meth Users Involved in Violence, Sexual Risk-Taking: Study

...ationships between crystal methamphetamine use and risky and antisocial behaviors. The National Institute on Drug Abuse or NIDA funded the research. "Interestingly, we also found that men who reported using meth were more likely to have a father who had ever been incarcerated," Iritani said. "Crystal met...

Efficacy of Lyme Disease Vaccination Examined

...only partial protection can backfire by increasing risky behaviour , as a false sense of security could make recipients less careful than they otherwise would be. While the study looks at the response to Lyme disease vaccination, its authors suggest the research also sheds light on the controversy over ...

TB Traveler Underwent Surgery to Remove Infected Lung Tissue

...ugh another incision. The operation was a highly risky one not only for the patient but for everyone in the room. There was a risk of infecting the surgeons, nurses and observers. The medical team especially the observers had to wear special air-tight masks and head put in a hood. Special procedures we...

HIV Cases Increasing In Australia

...the past seven years is likely to be mainly due to risky sexual behaviour in men having sex with men, and s... was infrequent. Prof Kaldor says an increase in risky sexual behaviour due to changing perceptions of the seriousness of HIV may have contributed to the h...

Chennai Hospital Conducts Bone Marrow Transplantation Successfully

...ng - was absent in India. "On that count it was risky to go ahead with a stem cell transplant from an unrelated donor on the basis of a low-resolution HLA typing report. It was a gamble because we knew that there was only a 30 percent chance of locating a compatible family donor whose stem cells could b...

Drink and Drugs 'fuel British Sexual Health Crisis'

Strong links between alcohol, drugs and risky sexual behaviour are providing fuel for a "sexual health crisis" in Britain, a government advisory body report said Friday . Sexual health among the young has deteriorated seriously in the last 12 years, and media coverage of celebrities' hard-part...

Desalination of Sea is Not a Solution to Tackle Global Water Scarcity: WWF

...d complementary ways to supply water that are less risky to the environment, said Jamie Pittock, director of WWF's global freshwater programme. According to Pittock, since a growth in the energy intensive technology would increase emissions and damage coastal and river habitats, greater emphasis on manag...

US Observers Concerned Over Increasingly Permissive Atmosphere

...,000 people. "That is an area of concern because risky sexual behaviors can result in sexually transmitted diseases and unintended pregnancies," she said in a telephone interview. Ninety-six percent of U.S. adults aged between 20 and 59 have engaged in some kind of sex, including oral and anal sex, acc...

US Lawmakers Considering Legislation to Restrict Payments by Drug Companies to Doctors

... up, like never before, when such drugs considered risky for children and not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The term antipsychotic is applied to a group of drugs used to treat psychosis. Common conditions with which antipsychotics might be used include schizophrenia, mania and delus...

Sleep Deprivation can Affect Competent Decision-making

...f gains and making light of ones losses following risky decisions. To understand the neural underpinnings of risky decision making under conditions of sleep deprivation, Vinod Venkatraman and colleagues of Duke Univ...

Unprotected Sex Among the Gays on the Rise

...e protection to prevent catching the disease. The risky behavior of unprotected sex is a sure way of trans...viors of gay men with committed partners were less risky than (those with) partners they were not committed to. The study also noted a growing trend among ...

Sex Education In Schools

...o help them acquire life skills so that they avoid risky situations like HIV infection and drug abuse and develop healthy and responsible behaviour. This information was given by the Minister of State for Human Resource Development Shri M.A.A. Fatmi in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha....

Swallowing The Bitter Pill-Oral Sex Linked To Oral Cancer

...dates . American scientists say that oral sex is a risky sexual act that passes on the human papillomavirus... adults too, say they engage in oral sex as a less risky type of sex," says Mark A. Schuster of Rand Corp. and UCLA. He notes that herpes, syphilis, gonorrhe...

Drug Risks Must Be Balanced Against Benefits, Researchers

... Health Affairs, researchers compared half a dozen risky drugs to various occupational, recreational and tr...kers (about 11 per 100,000 person-years). The most risky occupation -- tree fallers -- was much higher than any drug, at 360 per 100,000 person-years. * Ro...

Curb the Pocket Money, Curb the Problem Drinking

...s and adults outside shops were also predictors of risky drinking, according to the study published today in Online Open Access journal Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy. Teenagers who were members of youth groups or who had alcohol bought for them by parents were more likely to drink sen...

High-risk Sexual Behavior Adolescents Attract Peers With Similar Attitudes

...ne how adolescents come to resemble their peers in risky attitudes and behaviors, attempting to learn whether they are encouraged by peers to adopt certain behaviors or gravitate toward others with similar attitudes and behaviors. They also examined the role of peer attitudes in the development of high-ris...

Floida to Electronically Track Alzheimers Patients

...being enrolled in what she considers a potentially risky study without their consent. When the FDA approved VeriChip's product, it mentioned potential problems, including electromagnetic interference, failure of the chip to function properly and adverse bodily reactions. The FDA approval letter did not...

FDA Refuses to Lift Ban on Blood Donation by Gays

...sponse is to exclude anyone who has engaged in any risky sexual or drug behavior for, say, a month prior to donating blood not those who had sex with a man 30 years ago!Currently the odds of getting HIV from a blood transfusion are about 1 per 2-million people in the United States. The FDA has acknowledge...

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