Tag: journal

Am I safe here?: How people with HIV/AIDS perceive hidden prejudices...

People in marginalized groups, such as the disabled or racial minorities, feel stigmatized -- condemned, feared, or excluded -- when other people stigmatize them. That's obvious. But they can also feel stigma when nobody blatantly discriminates agai...

Decline in CP diagnoses in premature infants suggests improvements in perinatal...

Cincinnati, OH, March 3, 2011 -- Cerebral palsy is a neurodevelopmental condition that affects motor function, more often in children born prematurely. Because cerebral palsy is a result of brain injury received shortly before, during, or soon afte...

An appeal to the caregiving values of rural women for breast...

KNOXVILLE, TN -- March 2, 2011 -- In an effort to develop strategies for breast health awareness in rural populations researchers asked the question, "What message strategies will motivate Appalachian women to attend to breast health issues and...

For alcoholics, new help in abstaining — without thinking about it

Alcoholism is a tough addiction to kick. Eventually, most people return to drinking. But some Dutch and German psychological scientists have tested a short-term regime that promises to help alcoholics stay sober. Their study is published in Psycholo...

Spontaneous smoking cessation may be an early symptom of lung cancer,...

Many longtime smokers quit spontaneously with little effort shortly before their lung cancer is diagnosed, leading some researchers to speculate that sudden cessation may be a symptom of lung cancer. Most patients who quit did so before noticing a...

Gut bacteria can control organ functions

Bacteria in the human gut may not just be helping digest food but also could be exerting some level of control over the metabolic functions of other organs, like the liver, according to research published this week in the online journal mBio®. Thes...

Human stem cells from fat tissue fuse with rat heart cells...

If Dr. Doolittle is famous for talking to animals, then here's a story that might make him hold his tongue: According to new research published online in The FASEB Journal (http://www.fasebj.org), scientists have successfully fused human stem cells ...

Drug to fight tumors also fights the flu and possibly other...

Ever get a flu shot and still get the flu? If so, there's new hope for flu-free winters in the years to come thanks to a new discovery by researchers who found that a drug called DMXAA, originally developed as anti-tumor agent, enhances the ability ...

Experts call for greater pain assessment in hospitals as 65 percent...

Nearly two-thirds of the hospital in-patients who took part in a survey had experienced pain in the last 24 hours and 42% of those rated their pain as more than seven out of ten, where ten was the worst pain imaginable, according to the March issue ...

Free radicals may be good for you

Fear of free radicals may be exaggerated, according to scientists from the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet. A new study, published in the Journal of Physiology, shows that free radicals act as signal substances that cause the heart ...

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