HIV is spread by risky sexual behaviors. But since most people know that, why do they do it? An ongoing study of black men who have sex with men in the Southern US blames racial slights for changing these men's self-esteem and fostering this self-destructive behavior.
In Finland, subarachnoid hemorrhage prevalence decreased by 45 percent and 38 percent among women and men under age 50 years, respectively. Additionally, in women and men over 50, SAH prevalence decreased by 16 percent and 26 percent, respectively. During the same period, smoking among the population aged 15-64 years decreased by about a third.
Patients with Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) may pass along the bacteria infection to either pets or children they share a house with, according to a study published in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America.
Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be more sensitive to the cumulative effects of punishment than typically developing children, according to according to findings published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.
Researchers in New York have used transcriptional profiling of platelets to identify genetic factors that appear to put some people at higher risk of cardiovascular events.
The issue of physician assisted suicide can cause people to fervently pick one side or another. For some, their belief is so strong that they are moved to do things they may not have done in their career beforehand.
For many psychiatrists one of their biggest challenges in their daily practice is working to show patients that suicide is not the solution to their problems. Changes in the criteria for physician assisted suicide in Europe which include allowing mental illness as a criteria can fly in the face of that mission.
The issue of physician assisted suicide is one that has been debated both in the medical community and in the general population. Recent law changes by some European countries have brought the issue to the forefront perhaps more than ever before.
A disease that was much-feared but now so rare it is often mistaken for atopic dermatitis, leprosy has been confirmed in a California elementary school pupil. Armadillos are known to harbor and spread the bacteria that cause it.