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HIV-1 spread through six transmission lines in the UK

...re have been important changes in Britain's social attitudes and awareness of HIV-1 and AIDS. Despite a very recent increase in high-risk behaviour among men having sex with men, a significant increase in condom use has been reported since 1990, which could explain the equilibrium reached for the number of inf...

Marburg haemorrhagic fever in Angola update

...e have today reported further signs that community attitudes are improving, though hostility towards the mobile teams remains of concern in one area known to have recent cases and deaths. Efforts to sensitize affected communities are continuing, with local volunteers supported by Portuguese-speaking experts fr...

15 generations of untrained jocks, couch potatoes show big physiological adaptations

...kton noted. Next steps and implications for human attitudes and therapies Having demonstrated the genetic rol...erlying processes could provide insight into human attitudes toward exercise and lead to therapies to improve oxygen delivery in patients with muscular, cardiova...

Why are coyotes getting more aggressive?

...at Cornell, will work with Curtis to survey public attitudes and behaviors relating to coyotes. The researchers also will develop and test ways to try to induce coyotes to fear humans without harming them. "We need to determine what people are doing, for example, to encourage coyotes into their yards, such as...

Survey Uncovers Surprising Attitudes Towards HIV Vaccine Research

...ex with men. The survey uncovered some unexpected attitudes and beliefs: * 47 percent of African Americans, 26 percent of Hispanics, 13 percent of men who have sex with men, and 18 percent of the general population believe that an HIV vaccine already exists but is being kept a secret. * Most subpopul...

Asian immigrants in NYC not receiving HIV education at religious institutions

...Urdu assessed each person's knowledge of HIV/AIDS, attitudes toward the disease, and willingness to be involved.... Still other leaders hold their own stigmatizing attitudes about HIV and did not want to get involved for that reason. Some respondents surveyed said they fea...

Center releases new public survey on stem cells

...not destroyed. The survey looked beyond overall attitudes toward ESC research to explore the competing value...urvey revealed a subtle topography of the public's attitudes with only a small fraction (6 percent at each pole) of the public occupying the extreme positions th...

New study shows patients more willing to consider self-injectable HIV therapy than many physicians anticipate

...er diseases. The study was conceived to look at attitudes to FUZEON (enfuvirtide), the first approved HIV fu...dy also shows that physicians' own experiences and attitudes towards self-injection are a significant motivator for its use. Physicians with considerable FUZEON ...

UK sperm donor crisis

... profile of the applicants, perhaps reflecting the attitudes of different groups to anonymity. There was a significant increase in the number of men who had partners and, after the Department of Health announcement that anonymity would be removed, there was a substantial fall in the numbers of students." The ...

Bringing the zoos to the zebras

...al communities are leading to important changes in attitudes toward Grevy's zebra conservation. "Because members of the community collect the data, they 'own' the findings," said Rubenstein. In collaboration with Lewa Wildlife Conservancy and Northern Rangeland Trust, WildCare Institute employed local scouts ...

Patients and their doctors have different perceptions about HIV and its treatment

...e article explores the research findings about the attitudes of more than 500 HIV-positive patients and HIV-treating physicians regarding satisfaction with current treatment options, treatment side effects, patient-physician relationships, the importance of looking healthy, and other aspects related to HIV tre...

Some people would give life or limb not to be fat

...d explicit, or unconscious and conscious, negative attitudes about obesity. The data was collected from a web s...ese and 14 percent were extremely obese. Implicit attitudes were measured with a timed word categorization task that measured how quickly the respondents associ...

Hopkins scientists show hallucinogen in mushrooms creates universal 'mystical' experience

...the same test session. A majority said their mood, attitudes and behaviors had changed for the better. Structured interviews with family members, friends and co-workers generally confirmed the subjects' remarks. Results of a year-long followup are being readied for publication. Psychological tests and subj...

Hope I die before I get old?

...e experience that comes with advancing age affects attitudes and predictions about aging. The study was done ...e, Lacey says. This bias may combine with negative attitudes about aging to help explain the study's findings, she notes. Further analysis of the study data wi...

Coffee makes us more likely to say 'yes'

...nts. The experiments involved asking people their attitudes about voluntary euthanasia before and after reading persuasive arguments against their initial beliefs. Prior to reading the arguments, the participants consumed orange juice with either caffeine (equivalent to two cups of coffee) or no caffeine (pl...

Americans support free access to research

In an online survey of public attitudes conducted recently and released today by Harris Interactive®, 8 out of 10 (82%) adults polled said they believe that "if tax dollars pay for scientific research, people should have free access to the results of the research on the Internet." In addi...

What does the public really know about HPV?

...sessed how its portrayal in the media would affect attitudes toward vaccination among women. The study was a part of the Annenberg National Health Communication Survey, a monthly barometer of the public's health communication practices and needs. The survey is jointly funded by the National Cancer Instit...

End-of-life care can be improved

...life issues, including palliative care in the ICU, attitudes toward withholding and withdrawing life support, ethical and legal issues, quality indicators, communications between physicians and nurses, interventions for children at the end of life, and promising future directions. "We believe this supplem...

US control strategies may make flu epidemics worse, UCLA study shows

...n behavior." Blower and her group used people's attitudes toward the seasonal flu to construct their model. With seasonal flu, protective immunity ?a flu shot ?lasts only one year. Thus, individuals must decide each year whether or not to participate in a vaccination program. The model Blower's team dev...

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