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Eating disorder... a survey

A research suggests that one in four teenage girls may suffer from the symptoms of an eating disorder.In many girls, the problems appear to set in from a very early age. ....Scientists from Canada surveyed 2,85739 girls aged 12 to 18 about their eating habits.They found that 27% had significant symptoms of eating disorders such as binge eating or purging.The girls who took part in the study were...

Over Six Million HIV Infected People In South Africa- Finds A Survey

Johannesburg: In South Africa over six million people were infected with HIV by 2004.// This puts the prevalence of AIDS in the country at a high of 14 percent. South Africa 's total population is 46.9 million. .. ..The latest figure announced by South African Health Department is far higher than the estimate of 4.5 million given by the official state statistics agency, Statistics SA, reports X...

Americans Not Interested In Choosing Sex Of Child: Survey

A nationwide survey conducted among Americans has revealed that most of them prefer leaving determination of their child's sex to a mere chance. The results of the study may not be applicable to other countries, // where concerns about sex selection may be prevalent, leading to imbalance of the sex ratio. ....'We found that only eight percent of people would use pre-implantation sex selection fo...

Happiness Survey

The survey is a worldwide investigation of sociocultural and political change //conducted about every four years by an international network of social scientists. It includes questions about how happy people are and how satisfied they are with their lives. ..It showed that average happiness has remained virtually the same in industrialized countries since World War II, although incomes have risen...

Survey shows how bipolar disorder affects the quality of life for patients

A global survey on bipolar disorder conducted by the World Federation for Mental Health reveals that patients of the // disease feel that their quality of life suffers because of their disease. ....Bipolar disorder is a psychotic disorder characterized by successive feelings of elation and depression. Also known as manic-depressive illness that affects 3 to 4 5 of the global adult population. Thi...

Rural India shows apathy towards dental problems: Survey

A new national survey conducted by Synovate India and sponsored by Colgate-Palmolive (India) Ltd says that even though Indians use high quality toothbrush and the latest toothpaste available in the market, //the level of oral hygiene awareness was surprisingly low. Almost 60 percent of those surveyed admitted that they have never been to a dentist in their life. ..The survey notes that poor oral...

Generic Drugs Usage In US Can Save $20 Billion – Express Script Surve

Though there is lot of controversies over the usage of Generic drugs in India and other countries.// Now US based company Express Script has done a survey to find out that usage of generic drugs in US could have saved $20 billion in 2004 which would be more in the future. Though it is well known that US policies are also governed by big companies which include pharmaceutical industries, who would...

Survey finds that discussion with family very crucial in organ donation decision

The novel idea of organ transplantation continues to entice the imagination of successive generations with significant advancements being achieved every day. The worldwide demand for human organs has prompted researchers to look into the concept of organ donation at a closer level.// ....The findings of a national survey conducted among Blacks show that many often overlook a family discussion ab...

Insomnia Hits Many Canadians: Survey

Trouble getting enough shut-eye? You're not alone. ..Statistics Canada says more than three million Canadians have insomnia. On an average, they get 6-1/2 hours of sleep a night compared with 7-1/2 hours // for those without the problem. ..And 18 per cent of the insomniacs averaged less than five hours of Zs a night. ..There's a substantial number of Canadians -- 13 per cent -- that have insomn...

Survival of colorectal cancer patients increases by intensive surveillance and follow up

Providing a more intensive and a closely monitored surveillance for patients with colon and rectal cancers are proved to reduce the occurrence of cancer recurrence // compared to less aggressive strategy which is now followed by most of the hospitals. Researchers have found that an intensified follow up of patients in disease free survival state increased the chances of early diagnosis of cancer...

Scotland Ranked As Sickest Area Of UK: Survey

A health survey that probed into analysis of the nation's well being has revealed Scotland to be the top scorer with respect to an unhealthy neighborhood. // Scotland infact deserves the credit of harboring 22 of the UK's 25 unhealthiest neighbourhoods. ....Scotland residents were found to be overweight, indulge more on tobacco and alcohol compared to those who lived in England and Wales. They w...

Ignorance about AIDS rampart in Third of College Students: Chinese survey

The Ministry of Health in China has revealed that just over 67 per cent of Chinese college students have accurate knowledge of HIV/AIDS//. ..This survey was conducted recently by a research institute at the request of the ministry. They collected answers from 1,919 respondents in 24 colleges of 19 cities...The results said that 76.3 per cent of the college students are aware of how HIV/AIDS is tr...

A National Survey Revealed That Mental Disorders Are Common In Lebanon

Even though mental disorders are said to account for a large portion of disease burden worldwide, no national studies have been undertaken to assess// this assumption in the Arab world. ..To overcome this and as part of the WHO World Mental Health (WMH) Survey Initiative, a nationally representative psychiatric epidemiological survey of 2857 adults was done in Lebanon between September, 2002, an...

Survey: preventive mastectomy is not a regret for most women

According to a new study, most women who have a breast removed to prevent a second bout of cancer don't regret their decision.// .. .. 519 women who'd had cancer in one breast but decided to have both breasts removed in order to avoid a recurrence were surveyed. Overall, researchers found, 87 percent said they were still satisfied with their decision, as long as 23 years after the fact. .. ..The...

Health Survey To Curb Childhood Obesity In Australia

Concerns have been raised about the alarming rate of increase in childhood obesity among school children in Victoria. According to official estimates, about 6% of Australian children are obese and 17% are overweight. // ....VicHealth, one of the important health promotion bodies of the State has highlighted the need for appropriate measures to curb childhood obesity. Additionally, it has pointed...

Survey Reveals Alarming Prevalence Rates of Diabetes among US Adolescents

A national survey conducted in the US estimates that the type 2 diabetes may be prevalent among nearly 39, 000 adolescents. //More than 2.5 million have been projected to have impaired blood glucose levels (fasting blood sugar) placing them at increased risk of diabetes and other serious health problems. The findings of the study are presented in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine,...

Survey Finds That Autism Is Becoming More Widespread

In the first ever-national survey of autism in the US it was found that the condition has fast become widespread. The incidence confirms the wide spreading of the disorder that is afflicting an estimated 300,000 U.S. schoolchildren, or about 1 in every 175. // ....The new estimate contraindicates with the estimate of 1 in every 2,000 children commonly used only two decades ago, This has bought a...

Girls In MP Want Sex Education In Schools: Health Survey

A recent health survey conducted in Madhya Pradesh has stated that more than 70 percent of the girls want sex education to be made a part of curriculum in schools//. ....The Madhya Pradesh Voluntary Health Association (MPVHA) spoke to 250 girls in the age group 10 to 19 years in 12 districts of the state. The girls indicated their desire to receive sex education, saying the awareness would help t...

Survey Finds Knives Being Used As Floss

A survey by the British Dental Health Foundation has found that more than 60 percent of people are using whatever comes into their hand to clean off food debris// struck in between their teeth. Items like screwdrivers, scissors, earrings, needles and knives are in common use, the survey said. ....More disturbingly, the survey said that 23 percent leave food stuck in between their teeth giving ri...

Global Stroke Survey Launched

AstraZeneca and the Stroke Alliance for Europe (SAFE) today announced the ..launch of the world's most comprehensive Global Stroke Survey//. The research ..project, revealed at the European Stroke Conference (ESC) meeting, will assess ..the true burden of stroke for patients and caregivers, with the first results ..expected in late 2006. ....Arne Hagen, President of the Stroke Alliance for Europ...

Tobacco and use by teen’s common worldwide: Surve

A new survey has shown some alarming world statistics regarding the use of tobacco amongst teenagers, which has indicated// that almost one in five 13-15 year olds consume tobacco and its products. .. ..These figures were made available in the run up to the World Health Organization's World No Tobacco Day; on May 31st. This years theme will revolve around the topic, 'tobacco: deadly in any form o...

Many teens resort to Tobacco,worldwide: Survey

A new survey has shown some alarming world statistics regarding the use of tobacco amongst teenagers, which has indicated// that almost one in five 13-15 year olds consume tobacco and its products. .. ..These figures were made available in the run up to the World Health Organization's World No Tobacco Day; on May 31st. This years theme will revolve around the topic, ''tobacco: deadly in any form...

Men More Likely Prefer Marriage Than Women – Survey Report

Compared to women, men are more interested in getting married and more involvements in serious family relationships as women, according to a study, which looks into the male psychology. // ..About 12,000 men and women, who aged between 15 to 44, were surveyed with questions regarding sex, living together, marriage, divorce and parenting by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and it i...

Over 10,000 Drug Addicts In Meerut: Survey

Meerut, June 5. There are over 10,000 drug addicts in the age group of 13 and 35 in Meerut, a survey by a local NGO running de-addiction clinics says.// ....These youths spend over Rs 1,500 in a single day on brown sugar and other drugs like morphine, Avil and Phenergan, according to the NGO 'Jagriti Nasha Mukti Kendra'. ....Young children are addicted to cough syrups that are available over th...

Work –Related Stress:A Survey On British Male

A survey carried out on British men has found that 96 perc ent of them experience work-related stress, out of whom, 37 percent resort to alcoholism as a means to distress //. ..The survey done on 2,233 men above the age of 18, was done on behalf of vitamin supplement manufacturer, Vitabiotics ,and found that 22 percent of the subjects were depressed as a result of work-related stress. ..T...

Australian Drug Regulators Call for Revamp On The Pharmaceutical Surveillance

The drug regulators of Australia want the country's pharmaceutical surveillance overhauled, they argue that such a step could help to reduce deaths and disease that might be caused by faulty drug use // . ....The newspapers reported that the authority on prescribed drug subsidies, Lloyd Sansom, have said that Australia had already lost a chance of getting an early warning about the potentially l...

Integrated Disease Surveillance Project Soon In The Country

The Centre will soon launch a Rs 350 crore Integrated Disease Surveillance Project to bring 11 disease parameters under strict vigilance throughout the country. // ....Union Health minister Ambumani Ramadoss told reporters here today that the World Bank-funded project would be able to create a veritable data base for 11 incidences like HIV/AIDS, polio, cholera, cardio-vascular diseases and even...

Survey Revels Trans Fats Content on the Higher Side In Fast Food Chains

According to a research commissioned by The Globe and Mail and CTV News it is said that foods sold in Canada contain levels of Trans fats that are among the highest in the world//. These fats result in the clogging of arteries. When surveyed the different outlets of fast foods such as KFC, McDonald's, Burger King and Wendy's it was found that the amount of trans fat in these outlet varied drastic...

Surveillance Program for Haemodialysis Reduces Infection

A recent study has revealed that a surveillance programme designed to monitor blood stream infections in dialysis units could cut the number of infections among patients//. ..The research was conducted by researchers from Imperial College London and Hammersmith Hospitals NHS Trust...The study, in the British Medical Journal, shows how the implementation of the surveillance scheme for patients un...

Over 400 CRPF Men Addicted to Drugs and Alcohol: Survey

Over 400 personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), India's premier paramilitary force, have been found to be addicted to drugs and alcohol// , according to an internal survey. ...."We had conducted the survey to find out the number of men who have become drug dependent and found 426 alcohol and drug addicts," said a senior CRPF official. ....He said the survey was started in February...

Alarming Rise of Diabetes in Rural India - Survey Reports

A large-scale survey of rural India by the George Institute for International Health revealed that most of the people in rural //India were at a higher risk of developing lifestyle diseases like diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. ..In a developing area of Andhra Pradesh, about 13 per cent of adults aged 30 or above were found to have diabetes and another 16 per cent with symptoms of pre-diabe...

Australian Government Announces Survey To Tackle Childhood Obesity

Around 4,000 Australian children are to be weighed, measured and interviewed regarding their diet in a national survey designed to tackle //the growing menace of childhood obesity. The Australian Health department said that about 25 percent of the children aged between 7 and 15, are either overweight or obese. ....This problem is increasing the incidence of heart disease and diabetes. Federal He...

Survey Shows That Nurses In Scotland Are A Bullied Lot

The survey poll that was conducted by the nursing union of the Royal College of Nursing, RCN in Scotland has found bullying and harassment a continuing problem in// healthcare. ....Stating that their findings were shocking, they said 21% of nurses have suffered abuse from fellow staff and managers over the past year. They further said that almost a quarter of those bullied had wanted changes in...

47 Percent Children Suffer from Malnutrition: Survey

Forty-seven percent of children under three years of age are underweight or malnourished in India, with Madhya Pradesh topping the tally followed closely by Bihar and Orissa.// ....Minister of State for Women and Child Development Renuka Chowdhury said in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha Monday that the national average of children below three suffering from malnutrition had fallen from 52 perc...

Healthcare in Canada, a true test of patience , says survey

A survey conducted among many Canadian households has revealed that nearly 40 per cent of the respondents were unable to realize timely medical guidance and facilities,// especially during the bygone three months. .. ..The Decima poll conducted amongst 3,000 Canadians has shown that 81 per cent of households required medical care during the previous three months and felt the waiting times were...

Mummy’s place is at home, reveals surve

Wellington: Ask a child under five, if he prefers a yummy mummy at home or a working mother, the reply is out without a bat of the eyelid; Younger kids// below five years of age find moms yummier if they are at home, a survey reveals. ....A survey conducted in New Zealand had shown that a measly two percent are okay with mothers getting back to work full time, despite having young children to t...

Survey Finds Americans Not Averse To Cosmetic Surgery

The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS) 2006 Consumer Perspective Survey has found that while less than 10 percent of US citizens have had cosmetic surgery//, a great number are planning one at some point of time in the future. ....Jeff Knezovich, executive vice president of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS), said that times have changed a lot since the 1970s when such surge...

Surveys Find Outright Hunger among Latino Immigrants in North Carolina

Wake Forest University School of Medicine researchers have found high rates of hunger in surveys of immigrant Latino families in eastern and western North Carolina,// southwestern Virginia and Forsyth County. ....“Although the United States enjoys a relative lack of hunger, there are segments of the N.C. population – Latino immigrants – with hunger more severe than areas of persistent poverty li...

National Survey Shows Patients are Unaware of Serious Heart Risks of Triglycerides

Results of a national survey from the National Lipid Association (NLA) demonstrate that patients—including those at greatest risk—are woefully// unaware of the cardiovascular risks associated with unhealthy levels of triglycerides, a fat found in the blood. The Moving Beyond Cholesterol survey, which included 2,089 patients and 510 doctors, revealed that the overwhelming majority of physicians fe...

Sexual Behavior is inclined towards monogamy, reveals survey

A world-wide survey which has sought to understand sexual behaviors has revealed, the abiding worries about the rise in pre-marital sex //in the present day are baseless and monogamy is still very popular and sacrosanct. The results of this survey are published in The Lancet. ....The research has collated information from 59 countries, which showed that many had just a single recent sexual partn...
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