A survey conducted by The Commonwealth Fund, a nonprofit advocate group for healthcare reform, has found that among 11 industrialised nations, adults in the US are the most likely to abstain from healthcare or skip medication because of costs.
The survey involved more than 19,000 interviewees in the 11 countries, among which there are wide variations in health insurance systems. The countries were: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK and the US.
Hope for Guernsey is looking for more male volunteers for their blood samples that are required in a medical research into prostate cancer.
For the research to be carried out there is a requirement of samples of at least 200 volunteers and till now, 90 men have contacted the Medical Specialist Group (MSG). These men either have had increased Prostate Specific Antigen or are suffering or suffered from prostate cancer.
A recent research has been able to unravel a molecular pathway that has been able to demonstrate how eating less can result in providing an anti-ageing effect. The anti-ageing effect is such that a person's life can be extended by consuming lower amounts of food.
While talking about the discovery, Tomas A. Prolla, University of Wisconsin stated that they were slowly discovering the functioning calorie control. He added that the working of calorie control was the best way to present, how life can be elongated by eating less.
A study conducted at the Center for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto has found that gambling can be especially risky for teenagers, and can easily escalate into problematic and risky behaviour.
Dr. Robert Mann and colleagues surveyed 9,000 middle- and highschool students across Ontario in 2009 and found that almost 50% were involved in some form of gambling in the last year. They noted that betting on card games and buying lottery tickets were the most common form of gambling, while gambling on the Internet and in casinos were the least common.
A new survey conducted by Sugar, a teen magazine, has found that among most teenage girls in the UK, the chance of going on a diet is twice as high if their mothers are constant dieters.
The survey was completed by 2,500 girls aged 13-19. 15% of the respondents reported dieting regularly because of comments made by parents, pictures of very slim celebrities and the attitudes of their friends. The number was
35% for girls who had seen their mothers constantly trying new diets.
A new survey conducted by comparison site Top10. com has revealed Britain's sub-2Mb/s blackspots.
The village of Farningham in Kent has earned the dubious honour of having the slowest average download speed of 1.3Mb/s. According to the 2001 census, Farningham has a population of 1,289.
The slow download speed in the village means that it would take 45 minutes to download merely one album, while 12 hours to download a movie.
A new study published in the journal Cell on Thursday revealed the causes associated with eating less and enjoying longer life.
The study that was carried out by scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison examined the association between calorie intake and life expectancy and described its causes.
Researchers at the Alberta Children's Hospital are studying the impact of mother's stress during pregnancy, both before and after the birth of baby.
The three-year study enrolls 300 Calgary women and their newborns. It is being sponsored by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Alberta Centre for Child, Family and Community Research by an amount worth $510,000.
Dr. Brian Rodrigues, a medic, researcher and scientist in the field of diabetes based in Vancouver, took the opportunity to travel and speak to victims and fellow experts of the disease.
The medic is specialized on diabetic heart disease as he explains: "Because nowadays they classify diabetes as a cardiovascular complication. So when they say you have diabetes it actually means that you have a heart disease".
Researchers at the Erasmus Medical Centre in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, have found that doctors can gauge breast cancer victims' response to a vital drug by giving them cough syrup. The body deals with dextromethorphan-the active ingredient in cough syrup-in the same way that it deals with tamoxifen.
A new research published in the journal Science Translational Medicine reports that laser treatment could serve as a safer option for a number of aged people, who undergo cataract surgery.
The researchers from Stanford University and the Dominican Republic conducted the study and it was sponsored in part by OptiMedica Corp., the Company which made the precision laser system employed in the study.
Researchers in Naples have found evidence of Facebook triggering asthma attacks. Doctor Gennaro D’Amato and colleagues reported on the case of a depressed 18-year old who, having just gone through a breakup, suffered asthma attacks each time he logged onto the social networking site and accessed his ex-girlfriend’s profile.
The patient had suffered from chronic asthma, which he kept under control with a medicated inhaler. His symptoms were exacerbated by his use of Facebook, deteriorating to the point where he hyperventilated every time he viewed her personal profile.
Though, teenage boys do happen to be a little reckless and brash in their hay days, yet a recent study has overlooked all those aspects to state that ADHD is responsible for increasing the risk of car crashes involving boys. The research has been conducted by a group of teenage researchers, who have looked into the relationship between teenage boys and car crashes and mental disorders.