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Mild Depression may guard aged women

...ods is more the norm," he said. Blazer said it's unrealistic to expect individuals to always feel happy, "like you should be popping out of bed with a big smile on your face." Dolores Gallagher-Thompson, a research psychologist at Stanford University School of Medicine in Stanford, Calif., and a member of the ...

Breastfeeding may decrease Breast Cancer Risk

.... However, authors of the study acknowledge it is unrealistic to expect women of today to return to the childbearing and breastfeeding patterns that existed a century or so ago. Yet they do point out "...Even if women were to breastfeed each of their children for an additional six months, this could prevent abo...

Vitamin Abuse Syndrome In the UK

...tion's Welsh Council said 'The general public have unrealistic beliefs in the vitamin's benefits. If you have normal levels of vitamins in your body, the benefits are that you don't get certain known diseases. But the converse is not true - if you have excessive amounts you do not become super fit and strong'. ...

Smoking Related Scenes in Movies Increase Teenage Susceptibility To Smoke

...hat also link it to higher status characters in an unrealistic way. For teen audiences, anti-tobacco spots shown before movies with on-screen smoking countered much of the promotional effect of smoking in the movies. A direct relationship between watching smoking related scenes and actual smoking exists, with ...

Soap Opera Coma Patients Have Far Better Prognosis Than In Real Life

...ion, say the authors in a report in the BMJ. Such unrealistic outcomes in soap operas have implications for view...d shrouded in uncertainty, say the authors. Having unrealistic expectations of a patient's survival does not help, leading to disagreements between doctors and fam...

Television soaps showing unrealistic coma survival and recovery

...he disease which does not occur in real life. Such unrealistic outcomes have implications for viewers’ expectatio...omas themselves. The television soaps increase the unrealistic expectations of the family members of coma patients regarding their survival and recovery which lead...

Women's Self-Esteem Not Lowered By Seeing Ultra Thin Models

Thin models, believed to set unrealistic standards of beauty are most commonly blamed for lowering self-esteem of women who watch the advertisement. Based on this trend, // a lot of marketing companies (including Dove) have started looking out for realistic-looking models to convey messages...

Parents of Junior Athletes do More Harm than Good

...mmon problems involved excessive focus on winning, unrealistic expectations, coaching their own child, criticising their child, and excessive pampering, all of which scored around 3.5 out of a maximum of 5 points. When asked to rate the level of seriousness of these problems, the coaches scored overemphasis on...

Transparency in Probable Outcomes of Cosmetic Surgeries Necessary

...mmunicate better amongst each other and thrash out unrealistic expectations. Christine Tomkins, of MDU said 'On...We know from this analysis that some patients have unrealistic expectations of what can be achieved by cosmetic procedures and what risks are involved in the proce...

Only Modest Benefit of Flu Shots Among Older Adults

...her than just flu illnesses “are likely to lead to unrealistic estimates of the effects of the vaccines,” Rivetti and colleagues say. However, studies that compare the effects of flu vaccinations against placebo “are no longer possible on ethical grounds,” because of current flu vaccine recommendations, they a...

Experts Call For Ban On Junk Foods To Reduce Obesity and Diabetes

...y Abott, the Federal Health Minister, said, "it is unrealistic to expect Government to supervise every meal time. In the end, individuals are responsible for what goes into their mouths," and said the government would not consider taxing processed foods....

Sports Doctors too few for 2012 Olympics

...s. However PCT leaders say that the proposal was unrealistic given other demands. The Royal College is planning to launch a new faculty of sports and exercise medicine. Currently only three sports and exercise doctors are present on the register in London, Belfast and Nottingham although the specialty was ...

Getting More Out of Guidelines

...s challenging and that treatment targets are often unrealistic and difficult to meet. “For many patients, individualised recommendations may be more appropriate,” says Professor Campbell. “There is significant discord between the evidence-based guideline targets formulated and advocated by physicians, and cu...

Kids in Sport—Great for Fitness, but Concern About Injurie

...ted problems related to// over-competitiveness and unrealistic expectations, while sport medicine physicians have seen alarming increases in sport-related injuries in young athletes. The November/December issue of the Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine is a special Thematic Issue providing expert viewpoints on i...

Folic Acid Supplementation in Bread: Boon to Neonates and Curse to Pensioners

...ncy and take a folic acid supplement in advance is unrealistic in many cases." But this can cause problem to pensioners. Hence Dr John Parker-Williams working at St George's Hospital, London said, "People should get their folates from a balanced diet - the best sources are leafy green vegetables, citrus fruits,...

Mental Health Expert Offers Tips for a Happier Holiday Season

...Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. According to IsHak, unrealistic expectations of family gatherings and parties often lead to disappointment and depression around the holidays. Financial stress, overbooked schedules and memories of “perfect” holidays past or lost loved ones can also all contribute to feelings of te...

Royal College Issues Revised Guidelines for Face Transplantation

...ace transplant recipients must confront, including unrealistic expectations, the risk of devastating transplant failure, and the reactions of others to their altered appearance. Face transplantation also entails a host of social issues—including "invasive press interest and publicity," as demonstrated by the Fre...

Mental Health Needs Greater for Foster Children

...for welfare services,” says Prof Sawyer. “It is unrealistic to expect volunteer caregivers to provide 24-hour care and support for these young people unless they receive high-quality professional support and adequate respite. “There is a great need to develop and evaluate new interventions to address the m...

AMA Wants Government Action To Make Models ‘Models Of Good Health

...and poor health among people who are influenced by unrealistic body images portrayed by fashion models in the media. Dr Haikerwal said there are serious physical and mental health issues in the community around people aspiring to look like skinny models and the portrayal of young girls in fashion promotions. ...

Early Psychosis Is Dangerous

...r said than done. Dr Kalucy says it is obviously unrealistic to expect mental health services to predict and prevent all homicides in the context of psychosis because of their rarity and complexity. “However this study alerts us to be concerned about the risks of homicide or serious violence in the context ...

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