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A person or entity with a formal role in a clinical study, especially as a patient/subject (study participant); it may be more broadly used for any of the study personnel.
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Q. i am diagnosed as bipolar ii and my doctor told me that i will not be able to participate in any activities. I am a son of a single parent. My father left my mom when I was 14. My mom worked hard and brought up me and my younger sister. For the past one year I forced my mom to stop going for job then I became the bread winner of my family. But recently I am diagnosed as bipolar II and my doctor told me that I will not be able to participate in any activities to prepare for work for more than six months, am I eligible for social security to take care of my family who is depending on me. I don’t want my mom to go for job again after she is used to be at home. Kindly be in my shoes and guide me please.

A. It is very refreshing to see a person so concerned with their family. It is however a big responsibility, you have to be careful not to put too much pressure on yourself. Look into the social security and I agree with Smith talk to a lawyer and see if they can help you. You have to be sure with all of your responsibility that you are taking care of yourself and taking time for yourself. You are very lucky to have a great family, if they want to help out and get jobs to help financially let them. Think of it in terms of the long run. They may have to work for 6 months or a year but in that time you are going to be working on you and your health. You will be more help to them in the future if you take the time to help yourself now! In six months or a year you will have learned the tools to manage your illness and you will be able to offer your family some stability. There are options here make sure you talk to your family and educate them along the way about your illness. I bel

Q. Regular participation in aerobic exercise lowers an individual's risk of developing cancer? I am a regular participant of aerobic, so the regular participation in aerobic exercise lowers an individual's risk of developing cancer?

A. You have some reason to be happy. Research suggests that exercise often modifies some of the risk factors associated with certain kinds of cancer. Obesity has been linked to cancer of the breast and the female reproductive system. Regular exercise has been shown to help promote weight loss. Several studies have also found that men who worked at sedentary jobs for most of their lives had a greater incidence of colon cancer than those in more active jobs. Exercise will not compensate the effects of a high-fat diet or smoking. Still it can contribute, even indirectly, to a reduced risk of cancer. As such, exercising regularly is recommended by the ACS [American Cancer Society] as an integral part of its cancer prevention program.

Q. when i do sport i feel kind of a weakness all over my knees and i get really tired moving forward .. is there any medical explanation for this ?

A. It is hard for me to understand if the weakness you're describing is originally from your legs, or it is general weakness / shortness of breath like symptoms. Also, not knowing your age it is hard for me to think about several arthritic conditions that occur mainly to adult over 50. In any case, if this tiredness bothers you, you should see your doctor or an orthopedist, to see if they can examine you more extensively and try and help with this problem.

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Type of participants: String instrumentalists, pianists, composers and ensembles.
A computer-based program (SIDD, or Simulation in Developmental Disabilities, see Desrochers, House, and Seth, 2001) that teaches a functional assessment approach to treatment was used to present participants with 10 computer-based clinical cases.
Following the case discussion, participants are asked, "Where is your program in a system of systems?" They are asked to draw a diagram of the program they work on (or one with which they are most familiar) within a system of systems framework and explain it to their fellow participants.
Despite significant disruptions in many of their own family lives, most participants maintained hope for stable, satisfying future families.
At the start of the study, each volunteer met several times with a psychologist or social worker, who later sat with participants during drug sessions and offered support if needed.
Once the interviews were coded, short, informal memos were written on each of the code families that provided information relevant to the research questions for each group of participants. These code families included personal background (priorities and plans, and family and friend dynamics), relationship values (ideal sex or romantic partner and perceptions of monogamy), description of most recent main and casual sex partner, and concerns about HIV and other STDs.
In order to select the participants for this study, the researcher obtained the free and reduced lunch status of the entire second-grade class.
Organizers and participants expect to be able to access and display data when and where they need it, in multiple formats and using a variety of platforms.
Thus, in many cases, this change should facilitate a more timely correction and better ensure the benefits of plan participants and beneficiaries.
While we worked hard to collect informed consent from all child and adult participants before both storytime sessions began, the very nature of the program made this difficult.
The data do not suggest that participants have completely abandoned orthodox masculinity or have redefined the ideal male and his role in society, including the role of men who are marginalised by being of relatively low socioeconomic status.
Opening your training session with a joke not only relaxes you but also enlivens your participants, reduces their stress, and improves their creativity (Feigelson 1998).

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