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Womens Mood Plays a Key Role in Infertility Treatment

...epression, anger and fatigue, and provides a total score of overall distress. The women also completed a Fertility Problem Inventory (FPI), that assesses and measures infertility-specific social, sexual, and relationship stress. Finally, the women were asked to rate the desirability of having a twin or ...

New Heart Disease Risk Score Will Help Minimise Health Inequalities

A new score for predicting the risk of heart disease gives a m...smoking, blood pressure and cholesterol. This risk score is typically based on equations derived from the US Framingham cohort study. But the Framingham eq...

An Accurate Score to Measure Heart Risk

...K and will help minimise health inequalities.A new score for predicting the risk of heart disease gives a m...smoking, blood pressure and cholesterol. This risk score is typically based on equations derived from the US Framingham cohort study.But the Framingham equat...

Fat Horses Face Health Problems

...to each animal. The scores range from 1 to 9 and a score of 8 or 9 signifies obesity. Morphometric measurements were also taken to allow the research team to calculate body weight and body mass index (BMI). These measurements include girth circumference, neck circumference, body length, and height. Eac...

Americas Best Hospital Reduced Heart Attack Rates

...hich accounts for one-third of the overall ranking score and is based on cardiologists opinions of hospitals that provide the best treatment, the authors speculate. Citations by cardiologists likely favor tertiary centers with strong subspecialty care for the most critically ill patients while not neces...

Fat Tax Could Avoid Considerable Amount of Heart Attack and Stroke Deaths Annually

...they applied the tax to foods attracting an SSCg3d score of more than 9. This is a validated measure of the...ach scores -12, while chocolate digestive biscuits score +29. In the third approach they widened the range of foodstuffs taxed to cut fat, salt, and sugar ...

Extrovert People Drink More Alcohol

.... Friendly young people in particular, people who score high on the personality dimension friendliness, are sensitive to the influence of others on their alcohol use. Besides genetic disposition, drinking behaviour is affected by culture, upbringing and the immediate social environment. Among young peop...

Lower Mortality Rates in Hospitals With Good Quality Care

...3,720 hospitals in 2004-2005. For each hospital, a score was calculated for how it performed treating patients with AMI, CHF and pneumonia. Examples of performance indicators included whether hospitals gave aspirin and beta-blockers at arrival and discharge for AMI and, for pneumonia, how quickly antibio...

Patients Undergoing Tonsillectomy Shows No Change of Taste

...e and smell decreased following surgerythe average score was 62.3 before surgery and 51.1 after surgery. However, there were no significant changes in gustatory test scores following surgery. In addition, none of the patients reported ongoing dysfunction in their sense of taste or smell at the follow-up ...

Papworth Breathing Technique Cuts Asthma Symptoms by a Third

...21.8 on the questionnaire compared with an average score of 32.8 for patients who had not received the treatment. And this improvement in symptoms was still maintained one year later. At 12 months patients who had been treated using the Papworth method scored 24.9, while patients who had not scored 33.5....

Pride, Even the Hubristic Kind, Allows Us to Survive

...es authentic pride, he or she was more expected to score high on extraversion, agreeableness, genuine self-esteem and conscientiousness. On the other hand Hubristic pride was most often linked with narcissism and disgrace. "It's this self-aggrandizing self-esteem rather than genuinely feeling really go...

Living With Stress

... better. Some children perform better in exams and score excellent grades when they are under academic stress; brilliant solutions to the toughest problems have arisen under the most stressful condition; spectacular works of art and literature have been produced when individuals have been emotionally stres...

Experts in Istanbul Seek Nature and Measure of Happiness

...t of 10. The least happy people are Tanzanians who score 3.2 while the United States occupies 17th position and Russia 84th. "The happy countries are rich, they have a competitive economy, they are democratic, they are well governed -- irrespective of the regime they have good bureaucrats, open, responsi...

Doctors Warned Against Encouraging Elective Caesareans

... cesarean sometimes have low Apgar scores. The low score can be an effect of the anesthesia and cesarean birth, or the baby may have been in distress to begin with. Or perhaps the baby was not stimulated as he or she would have been by vaginal birth. Fetal injury. Although rare, the surgeon can acciden...

New Survey List Out Cities That Take Sun Protection Seriously

... sun protection, 35 percent of the national public score above average, with grades of A or B," said dermat... we have 45 percent or even 50 percent starting to score in the A or B range." Of the 32 cities and states ranked on their percentage of A and B grades, Wa...

Exposure to Epilepsy Drug During Pregnancy Can Increase Risk of Mental Defects in Newborns

...thers who had taken other seizure medications. A score of 100 on the IQ test is average and below 70 is considered mentally retarded, according to researchers. Twenty-four percent of children whose mothers took Depakote had IQs below 70, compared with 13% for Tegretol, 11% for Lamictal and 12% for Dilant...

Brooding Could Kill, Warn Psychologists

... called neuroticism affected survival. Those who score high in the neurotic trait are "worrywarts" who cope poorly with stress and tend to be highly anxious or depressed, says study leader Daniel Mroczek of Purdue University. "They don't let things roll off their backs." Among men who were high in this...

Thin People may Be Internally Fat

...heart disease. Even normal Body Mass Index (BMI) score is no indicator for acceptable levels of internal fat deposits .The findings of Dr. Bells team are rather disturbing. Nearly 45 % of women with normal BMI scores had unacceptably high levels of fat. Among men the percentage was still more alarming at...

Its the Face and Not the Body That Grips the Attention of the Opposite Sex

... the fairer sex, 52 per cent of the attractiveness score was made up by the face rating, while for bodies it was 24 per cent. And, the tendency was similar when it came to men, as 47 percent rated a womans overall attractiveness by her looks, while 32 percent rated her on her body. As for why women te...

Heart Attack Risk Increased by Unfair Treatment

...itehall Study II, the civil servants were asked to score their responses to the statement: "I often have the feeling that I am being treated unfairly" on a scale of 1 to 6, where 1 equals "strongly disagree" and 6 equals "strongly agree." Unfair treatment applied to all aspects of their lives, including ...

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