Destroying Taboos to Improve Patient Care
Sexuality is a critical issue in quality of life for patients with chronic rheumatic diseases. Amye Leong, a motivational speaker, advocate and rheumatology patient, is// out to improve the way rheumatology health professionals address this aspect of care. During an hour-long audioconference on Apr...
MTV'S GYT Campaign Spurs Nationwide Movement to 'Get Yourself Tested'
... and getting tested for STDs. GYT aims to help young people internalize the risk of STDs -- as individuals and as a generation -- seeking to eliminate taboos
and stigmas surrounding STDs and STD testing. GYT will continue throughout 2009 as an extension of MTV and Kaiser's Emmy and Peabody-winning " It's Y...
Inbreeding May Have Doomed Spain's Habsburg Dynasty
...y at San Diego State University.
Possibly as a result, "there are social taboos
against inbreeding in most human societies," he said. "One of the few places you see these taboos
avoided is in some of the royal families of old."
What would have happen...
Stem Cells Repair Damaged Corneas in Mice
... not been a shortage of corneas for transplantation in the United States, although there have been shortages in countries where religious and cultural taboos
discourage donating or using body parts from the dead.
However, the LASIK corrective eye surgery renders corneas unsuitable for transplantation, w...
MTV Unwraps GYT: Get Yourself Tested
...ealth and getting tested for STDs. GYT will help young people internalize the risk of STDs, as individuals and as a generation, seeking to eliminate taboos
and stigmas surrounding STDs and STD testing.
GYT will also be woven throughout MTV programming, making appearances in popular shows, music vid...
AAO-SOE Joint Meeting Nov. 9 glaucoma research highlights
Could Religious Beliefs Affect Compliance with Ocular Treatment?
For people of strong faith, religious beliefs and related cultural taboos
can have a powerful impact on how they care for their health, including the medical treatments they choose to accept. Increasingly, ophthalmologists (...
50,000 Young People Dance to Celebrate Achievements in Pushing Back HIV and AIDS
...media, icons, music and dance to connect with them.
Dance4Life empowers young people to take action themselves and to
around sex, HIV and AIDS. Inspired and informed during the
schools projects, young people initiate their own prevention, awareness
raising and fundrai...
Chrigu Wins Grand Prize at First Ever International Documentary Film Festival on Cancer
...eld in parallel with the World Cancer Congress in Geneva. The
festival aims to raise awareness of the complex realities of cancer
globally, to shatter taboos
and myths surrounding the disease, and to
challenge stigma. Reel Lives pays tribute to those whose lives have been
impacted by cancer, and provides th...
Too Hot for Wigs: Bald Women Go Natural in Nevada
...cool advice, Bald Girl events are gaining momentum
nationwide. In 28 cities and 14 states, women have gotten together for
support by breaking down the taboos
surrounding female baldness. Meeting in
public helps counter the belief that every bald woman has cancer, Chassin
believes. Unable to grow or sustain ...
Older Smokers More Likely to Deny Habit
...ong older Mexican-American women, and remained stable over age for Mexican-American men and non-Hispanic black men and women.
In some cases, social taboos
may cause older people to deny that they smoke, Fisher said.
She and her colleagues said the findings challenge the validity of utilizing self-repo...
Study says 'middle class' coral reef fish feel the economic squeeze
... communities. In poor communities, many of which rely heavily on marine resources, fishing levels are kept in check by local cultural institutions and taboos
and a reliance on traditional, low-tech fishing methods. Increases in wealth often reduce a community's dependence on fishing, but it can also increas...
Progress on HIV/AIDS significant but insufficient
...es was still low. Globally, fewer than one person in five had access to services to prevent AIDS, owing to the hesitation of leaders and to persistent taboos
relating to sexuality and high-risk behaviour. The main recommendations included targeting prevention efforts in countries where the epidemic was conc...