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Survey Finds Many Women Misinformed About Cancer

Deaths rates could be cut with more testing and early detection,,,, FRIDAY, Oct. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Sixty-three percent of American women think that if there's no family history of cancer, you're not likely to develop the disease, a new survey found. In fact, most people who dev...

Poll Finds Many Americans Misinformed About Cancer

American Cancer Society researchers conducted in interesting national survey that was led by Ted Gansler, M.D., M.B.A to // look at the prevailing myths about cancer in the minds of the public. They did a phone survey of 957 adults with no history of cancer to assess their understanding of the ...

Poll Finds Many Americans Misinformed About Cancer

American Cancer Society researchers conducted in interesting national survey that was led by Ted Gansler, M.D., M.B.A to look at the prevailing myths about cancer //in the minds of the public. They did a phone survey of 957 adults with no history of cancer to assess their understanding of the d...

NHPCO Comments on Misleading Quote in Associated Press Article and Provides Helpful Information

...limiting illness. A recent article carried by the Associated Press ("Assisted Suicide Presents Legal Quandary," by Greg Bluestein, 03/02/09) carries a misinformed quote from an attorney who incorrectly compared hospice to suicide. This remark was incorrect and demonstrates a lack of understanding about the hospi...

Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals (SPCP) Hosts 18th Annual Convention in Las Vegas

...n to say 'no', whether it is a first time client or a correction procedure. Elizabeth Finch-Howell CPCP, President of the SPCP will discuss the often misinformed mystery of what is in our pigment bottles. Gary Radelat CPA will address IRS issues and offer advice on the best direction to take when setting up a ...

Consumer Reports Survey: Nearly Half of Adults Won't Get Flu Vaccine, Citing Poor Excuses Like 'I Don't Get Sick'

...at high risk for serious flu complications. "Despite the prevalence and potential seriousness of the flu, we found that many adults are surprisingly misinformed about both the flu and flu vaccination," said Dr. Santa. "People need to know that getting a flu vaccination every year is the best way to prevent the...

A Young Life Lost to Prescription Drug Abuse

... out a prescription drug, the survey found. Staying awake, coping with pain and anxiety, and getting more schoolwork done were other reasons cited. misinformed or misguided parental attitudes can further exacerbate the problem, the survey found. A little more than a quarter of the parents surveyed said they f...

'Quitting Isn't That Easy'

...eless tobacco products are 98 percent safer than smoking. While no tobacco product is completely safe, the majority of cigarette smokers are routinely misinformed -- by government agencies and by anti-tobacco extremists -- about the relative safety of smokeless products. Unlike cigarettes, smokeless does not cau...

New Survey Shows 90 Percent of Women Do Not Fully Understand the Calories They Eat

...e we're getting all the nutrients the body needs to keep it well-fueled; that doesn't have to mean compromising on taste," Dr. Garcia says. Many are misinformed about the loss of essential nutrients as they manage their weight. According to the survey, 63 percent of women believe they get enough calcium and 73...

The trouble with hybrids

...e rapidly integrating hybrid electric vehicles into their technology portfolio, despite the absence of significant profitability. They add that the misinformed craze for hybrid vehicles especially in the USA, and increasingly in Japan and Europe, and potentially in China, could represent a red light for more ...
Misinformed in Biological News

What really prompts the dog's 'guilty look'

...to a broken vase or other valuable items and a guilty-looking dog slouching around the house? By ingeniously setting up conditions where the owner was misinformed as to whether their dog had really committed an offense, Alexandra Horowitz, Assistant Professor from Barnard College in New York, uncovered the origi...

Food for thought: delivering the promise of food processing

...t helps people get what they want from their food. While increased interest over food can deliver more choice for consumers, it has also led to some misinformed debates. And Europeans have resisted many potentially useful technologies over unsubstantiated fears that they are not safe. Nowadays, the public are...

Penicillin, amoxicillin: Step aside for strep throat treatment

... the mistake of discontinuing antibiotic medication for their children prematurely, or giving them leftover medication later on. Sometimes it's just a misinformed attempt to give children less medication, but more often parents believe the drugs are no longer needed since the children are feeling better, despite...
Misinformed in Biological Technology

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

... Research presented to the 2009 Congressional Black Caucus Spring Health Braintrust finds African American and Hispanic adults are misinformed about Alzheimer's but support a screening test WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- African American and Hispanic adults are more concerne...

Publication Addresses Misconceptions About Emergency Contraception

...r access for individuals aged 18 years and older provides another option for preventing unintended pregnancy. However, many patients are uninformed or misinformed about how emergency contraception works and when they may need it. Clinicians should to be able to address these questions and proactively counsel pat...
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