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Worldwide Gap Between Vision Care Attitudes & Behavior

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Across cultures and national boundaries, sight is valued as the most important of the five senses. Yet, new research reveals that across the world, nearly half (44%) share the misguided belief that seeing well translates to good eye he...

How Do Our Attitudes About Beauty Change As We Age?

New Survey from the Two Leading Plastic Surgery Societies Reveals Surprising Answers New York, NY and Arlington Heights, IL (Vocus) August 3, 2009 -- What people find beautiful about themselves may be different than what they find appealing in another person. That's jus...

Doctors' Attitudes Play Part in Early Alzheimer's Diagnosis

Positive attitude critical to spotting disease, study finds MONDAY, July 13 (HealthDay News) - A physician's positive attitude towards Alzheimer's is an important factor in early diagnosis of the disease, Australian researchers report. Because there is no cure for Alzheimer's diseas...

Stanford Center on Longevity Releases New Findings About Voter Attitudes on Health Care Reform

Voters willing to engage in discussion about trade-offs STANFORD, Calif., May 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Americans want answers to tough questions about the trade-offs involved in health care reform, according to new data released today by the Stanford Center on Longevity (SCL). The f...

Employers Want National Approach to Health Care—Still Believe Employer-Based System Works Best: New Survey Looks At Attitudes toward Health Care Reform and Major Health Care Issues.

While the majority of employers believe the best way to fix the broken health care system is a complete overhaul, they are confident that the U.S. should not move away from an employment based insurance system. Brookfield, Wisconsin (PRWEB) November 13, 2008 -- While th...

Educational materials can alter young women's attitudes about tanning, may reduce skin cancer

A new study indicates that educational literature can influence young women's use of indoor tanning, not by raising their fear of skin cancer but by changing their attitudes about indoor tanning and promoting healthier alternatives for changing appearance. The study is published in the December 1,...

Surrogacy still stigmatized, though attitudes changing among younger women

Barcelona, Spain: Although younger people are becoming more positive towards surrogate mothers, current day attitudes to surrogacy are still broadly negative, a scientist will tell the 24th annual conference of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology tomorrow (Monday 7 July). Pro...

Partnership Releases 20th Annual Survey of Parental Attitudes Toward Drug Use

Study Shows Teens Need Help When Parents Feel Least Prepared to Provide It ~ Parent or a Pal? Parents Are Conflicted ~ NEW YORK, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The early teen years are not only a turbulent time for kids themselves, but also usher in a period of increased insecurity and ne...

Society's attitudes have little impact on choice of sexual partner

[PRESS RELEASE, 16 June 2008] A unique new study from the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institute (KI) suggests that the attitude of families and the public have little impact on if adults decide to have sex with persons of the same or the opposite sex. Instead, hereditary factors and the ...

AARP Represents the Pulse of Delawareans 50+: Survey Reveals Attitudes about Health Care in Delaware

WILMINGTON, Del., May 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- There appears to be overwhelming support for health care reform in the First State. Given that many Delawareans lack adequate health care coverage, AARP commissioned a survey to explore the views of Boomers age 50 to 64 in Delaware on the cur...
Attitudes in Medical Technology

PEAK Surgical Announces Completion of First PRECISE Clinical Study, Receipt of Medical Design Excellence Award for PEAK(R) Surgery System and Achievement of Over 1,000 Surgeries Using PEAK PlasmaBlade(TM)

...nd engineering features, including innovative use of materials, user-related functions that improve healthcare delivery and change traditional medical attitudes or practices, and features that provide enhanced patient benefits. Use of the PlasmaBlade by U.S. surgeons on more than 1,000 patients, includ...

Surveyed Oncologists Say That the Most Promising Targeted Therapy in Adjuvant Clinical Trials is Avastin for the Treatment of Early-Stage Colorectal Cancer

...or Nexavar and one quarter fails to cover Avastin." Targeted Cancer Therapies: The Shift from Metastatic to Early-Stage Disease. Clinician and Payer attitudes is based on a U.S. survey of 100 oncologists and 20 MCO pharmacy directors. Their responses were compared to assess similarities and differences of op...

Nationwide Survey Shows Infertility Patients Prefer ENDOMETRIN(R) Compared With Other Progesterone Supplements

...a Knapp, IVF patient. "After all those cycles of treatment I went through, it was a relief to find one that was so simple to use." The Evaluation of attitudes and Satisfaction with Endometrin Survey of 212 patients was commissioned by Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc. to compare patient satisfaction with ENDOMETR...

MTV and SpinVox Partner to Launch First Ever Integrated Voice Powered Cause-Related Social Networking Campaign 'Stand By What You Say'

... is only by speaking out openly about sex, sexual health and HIV/AIDS, that attitudes can be changed, barriers broken and stigma reduced. 'STAND BY WHAT YOU SAY'...involve and educate others, harnessing the power that we all have to change attitudes and so the progression of this disease." For more information about the S...

Schering-Plough Announces Imperfect Contraceptive Use Impacts Women's Emotional Well-Being

...e combined pill, the skin patch and NUVARING(R) (etonogestrel/ethinyl estradiol vaginal ring), the vaginal ring. "The study included questions about attitudes and psychological impact of inconsistent use of the contraceptive method when confronted with noncompliant behavior, an issue that has been poorly cha...

New Survey Suggests Cultural Ambivalence to Allergies Leaves Many Suffering Needlessly

...ching of the palate, eyes and nose.(8) About the attitudes About Allergies Steering Committee Guidance to t...llergy & Asthma Foundation of America. About the attitudes About Allergies: Omnibus Survey This survey was ...ts at the 95 percent confidence level. About the attitudes About Allergies: Allergy Sufferer Survey This su...

amfAR Announces Funding for HIV Services and Research Aimed at Men Who Have Sex With Men in Developing Countries

...ished support systems," Frost said. "Through the MSM Initiative, we hope to foster collaboration among organizations, promote advocacy that transforms attitudes and discriminatory policies, and increase HIV/AIDS funding worldwide for MSM." A second RFP will be issued on February 22. It will target groups w...

Physicians Reconsider Implications of Enhance Trial

...rable speculation about the potential shifts in prescriptions of Vytorin and Zetia as a result of the ENHANCE trial results. But ultimately, it is the attitudes and treatment intentions of practicing physicians that determine how significantly prescriptions for these products will continue to be affected by th...

ImpactRx Tracks Decline in Zetia and Vytorin Prescribing

...hose changes from Vytorin. Yet patient requests have increased only moderately. We'll be conducting research among physicians to explore their current attitudes towards Zetia and Vytorin and to understand their concerns regarding the latest clinical data." About ImpactRx Founded in October 2000, the physic...

'Second Thoughts about Fluoride,' Reports Scientific American

...raise the risks of disorders affecting teeth, bones, the brain and the thyroid gland," reports Scientific American editors (January 2008). "Scientific attitudes toward fluoridation may be starting to shift," writes author Dan Fagin. "Fluoride, the most consumed drug in the USA, is deliberately added to 2/3...
Attitudes in Medical Definition

Medicine

...ities from the past such as Galen , Hippocrates , and Avicenna / Ibn Sina , all of whose theories were in time almost totally discredited. Such new attitudes were also only made possible by the weakening of the Roman Catholic church's power in society, especially in the Republic of Venice . Evidence-bas...
Attitudes in Medical Dictionary

Sexual Problems

...S ... INTRODUCTION For years, men believed that sexual problems were a normal part of growing older. Fortunately, modern medicine and changing attitudes have debunked this ... Sexual problems are defined as difficulty during any stage (desire, arousal, ... Physical factors contributing to sexu...

Respect

...beliefs. ... He is an intellectual giant, and I have great respect for him. ... However, the use of the word respect seems to have shifted our attitudes towards ... MySpace profile for RESPECT with pictures, videos, personal blog, interests, information about me and more ... Then came Respect b...

Lung Cancer

...row uncontrollably and form tumors ... the leading cause of lung cancer . ... Lung Cancer Research Foundation - Dedicated to Discovery. ... attitudes toward lung cancer are shifting as the world slowly grasps the immense ... Provides an overview of lung cancer and its causes, symptoms, a...

Inoculation

...by social psychologist William J. McGuire in 1961 to explain more about how attitudes and beliefs change, and more importantly, how to keep original attitudes and beliefs consistent in the face of persuasion attempts. Inoculation Th...

Hypnosis

... Hypnosis is a mental state (state theory) or set of attitudes usually induced by a procedure known as a hypnotic induction, which is commonly composed of a series of repetitive instructions of relaxation and sl...

Hypnotic

...is class generally produce dose-dependent effects, ranging from anxiolysis to production of... Hypnosis is a mental state (state theory) or set of attitudes usually induced by a procedure known as a hypnotic induction, which is commonly composed of a series of repetitive instructions of relaxation and sl...

Fetal

... fetus with certain life-threatening ... Open fetal surgery: A hysterotomy (Cesarean section) is performed and the fetus ... Abnormal fetal attitudes may include a head that is extended back or other body ... Preferably the fetal head is flexed down to the chest resulting in a "vertex" ... Ori...

Fetal

... fetus with certain life-threatening ... Open fetal surgery: A hysterotomy (Cesarean section) is performed and the fetus ... Abnormal fetal attitudes may include a head that is extended back or other body ... Preferably the fetal head is flexed down to the chest resulting in a "vertex" ... Ori...

Discipline

...y training intended to ... discipline " ... The aim of school discipline is, ostensibly, to create a safe and happy learning ... 1 Historical attitudes to School Discipline . 2 Current Theory and Practice ... ...

Alcohol use

... use has health and social consequences for those who ... Alcohol use Information ... A person's alcohol use is primarily influenced by attitudes ... concerned about your personal alcohol use or that of a family ... ... stories, diagnostic guides, medical books excerpts online about Alc...
Attitudes in Biological News

BBVA Foundation international study on attitudes to stem cell research

Madrid, May 13, 2008.-Unlike most scientific and technological advances, which tend to take their place silently in society, biotechnology often finds itself the center of public debate and regulatory attention, due partly to the moral issues posed by many of its applications. In this second BB...

Survey Uncovers Surprising Attitudes Towards HIV Vaccine Research

A survey of U.S. adults has found that a majority believe that HIV vaccines are the best hope for controlling the global AIDS epidemic and are confident such vaccines can be made. But while most of those surveyed felt it personally important to help support HIV vaccine research, a majority expresse...

Growing evidence of marijuana smoke's potential dangers

...thly journal. Rebecca Maertens and colleagues note that people often view marijuana as a "natural" product and less harmful than tobacco. As public attitudes toward marijuana change and legal restrictions ease in some countries, use of marijuana is increasing. Scientists know that marijuana smoke has advers...

1 in 6 health workers won't report in flu pandemic -- study by Ben-Gurion U. researchers

...be willing to respond. This finding may allow public health agencies to design, implement and evaluate training programs focused on emergency response attitudes in health departments. "Employee response is a critical component of preparedness planning, yet it is often overlooked," said Daniel Barnett, M.D.,...

Study suggests obese women should not gain weight

...ds Dr. Thornton. "Pregnancy has become a license to eat. We talk about 'eating for two,' but it's really more like eating for 1 and 1/20th." These attitudes have contributed to the obesity epidemic in the U.S., where 35 percent of women are considered obese, says the researcher. The situation is even worse...

Students least informed about environmental science are most optimistic

...ldly optimistic that things will improve. These attitudes are among the results presented in Green at 15?, a...hievement, or "scientific literacy," and students' attitudes about the environment. In the area of achievement,... the environment, the portion of PISA dealing with attitudes about the environment assessed students' familiari...

K-State using Second Life island to help high school students learn earth science

... a $700,000 grant from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation to study the impact that TerraWorld and the coming WaterWorld have on student learning and attitudes about science. The programs are being piloted at Tolbert and Brookside charter high schools in Kansas City, Mo. In the fall, about 400 ninth-grade stu...

The sunlight solution for better health

...chael F. Holick, of the Boston University School of Medicine says, "The reader will be enlightened by the historical perspective and how our sunphobic attitudes have resulted in this insidious vitamin D deficiency." The production of Vitamin D from sun exposure is crucial to maintaining the body's calcium ...

Children who are dissatisfied with their appearance often have problems with their peer group

... can therefore be said to bear a double burden, which means that they are in the risk zone in terms of developing a negative body image. As negative attitudes towards overweight people are formed when children are young, Carolina Lunde feels that it is important to try to counteract these prejudices at an ea...

Nutrigenomics -- developing personalized diets for disease prevention -- part 2 just published in OMICS

...emical and metabolic changes during weight loss, maintenance and regain Qualitative research in the form of focus groups reports on the knowledge and attitudes of consumers and health care professionals regarding nutritional genomics Risk assessment and communication frameworks and socio-ethical standards on...
Attitudes in Biological Technology

UW study examines public attitudes on nanotechnology

Madison, Wis. -- Scientists have a rare opportunity to define public discourse over nanotechnology, if they provide citizens with easily digestible information about the emerging technology, a University of Wisconsin-Madison journalism professor says. "The message to scientists is: The public ...

In public attitudes about taxes and spending, Wisconsin is Jekyll and Hyde

For all the talk-show chatter about cutting government spending and holding the line on taxes in Wisconsin, do state policymakers or the people they represent really want to bite the bullet? Based on what happened last week in the Wisconsin Assembly, and what is likely to happen this week in the...

Hill-Rom Innovative Envision(R) E700 Wound Surface Receives Gold Medical Device Excellence Award

...d engineering features, including innovative use of materials, user-related functions that improve health care delivery and change traditional medical attitudes or practices, features that provide enhanced benefits to the patient, and the ability of the product development team to overcome design and engineeri...

New Survey Reveals That More Than Half of Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients in Europe and Canada Feel Their Disease Controls Their Lives

...n patient/physician consultation and support, the survey sought to determine how biologic therapies may help meet an unmet need and understand patient attitudes about currently available treatments. Additional Key Findings Biologic Treatments - The surveyed patients were either on biologic therapy...

Synthetic Biology on the Rise

...'s Science Advisor. But he added that, "the path forward toward successful, safe and accepted applications of synthetic biology is not clear. Consumer attitudes and oversight will play important roles in defining market outcomes, especially internationally." The analysis also looked across the Atlantic, w...

Genomas and Institute of Living Among Organizers of Pharmacogenetics Symposium at 2009 Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association

...s at the Mayo Clinic Mood Disorders Unit Simon Kung, M.D. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN Pharmacogenetic Testing in Psychiatry: Early Adopters' attitudes and Practices Jinger G. Hoop, M.D., M.F.A. Medical College of Wisconsin , Milwaukee, WI The Serotonin Transporter Gene ( SLC 6A4): Unde...

New Survey Reveals Gap in Understanding of Alzheimer's Disease Risk and Prevention Among Most Vulnerable Populations

...isks for and prevention of Alzheimer's disease. Funding for the survey was provided by Eisai. The national telephone survey assessed the opinions and attitudes of 601 African American adults and 602 Hispanic adults across the United States from March 26-April 7, 2009. The margin of error for this survey is p...

Health Strategies Group Expands Focus of Pharma Sales Force Effectiveness Service Under New Vision and Name

...onable against a specific challenge is good, but today's selling environment requires information that helps pharmaceutical companies assess physician attitudes and prescribing behavior over time," he noted. "Strategically, it's critical to get ahead of emerging trends and uncover unmet needs and gaps in know...

Nearly 70 Percent of Health Professionals Support Biotechnology's Use in Food Products

... encourages the availability of these products in the marketplace. Consumers have long recognized soyfoods as healthy, as well. USB's Consumer attitudes about Nutrition study has tracked an impressive 26 point climb in awareness of soy as healthy from 1997 to 2008, reaching 85 percent last year. In f...

Forward-Thinking Patient Recruitment Company Poised to Create Bridges Between Japanese Clinical R&D Industry and Global Clinical Trial Marketplace

... throughout the world. Inefficient patient accrual, contracting with sites, attitudes of patients or referring physicians, and insufficient or inaccurate enrollm...y comes from understanding a country's or region's culture, traditions, and attitudes about health and healthcare. It's a process we found to be invaluable after...
Attitudes in Biological Definition

Eugenics

...York: Cambridge University Press, 1992). Stephen J. Gould, The mismeasure of man (New York: Norton, 1981). Mark Haller, Eugenics: Hereditarian attitudes in American thought (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1963). Daniel Kevles, In the name of eugenics: Genetics and the uses of human he...

Extinction

... 3 Effects 4 Mass extinctions 5 Human extinction 6 Human attitudes on extinction 6.1 Scientists 6.2 Environmental movement 6.3 Co...llow a natural extinction event to occur through negligence. Human attitudes on extinction Scientists Environmental movement Commercial and ...
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