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Digital Speech Analysis Tests Sobriety
...archers have to compare their results againstother factors
that alter the way a person speaks, such as speechimpediments, injuries, diseases or even common colds. Ataxic dysarthria,for example, is a neurological condition that causes a person to soundintoxicated. With more than a year's worth of work behind...
Use Of Surfectant Therapy Widens Gap In Death Rate Of Black And White Newborns
...combination ofbiological, social and environmental factors
such as infection, adolescentpregnancy or access to prenatal care. Overall, the researchers said trying to prevent premature births isthe most effective way to save babies. Hamvas suggested that understandingthe causes of pre-term labor, preventing t...
Discovery Hints At Multitude Of New Targets For Drugs
...aid. "So, a receptormight interact with one set of factors
in one cell, giving rise to one response.And it might interact with another set in another cell, giving rise to awhole different set of responses." McDonnell said the discovery with the progesterone receptor could leadto improved hormone rep...
Raising The Retirement Age In The United States Could Save Billions In Social Security Payments
...xample, we've had a period of downsizing and other factors
to reduce theemployment rate and to get workers who aren't currently trained for thecurrent positions out of the labor force. "Certainly, I think the incentives would change if you raise not justthe normal retirement age but also the age at which yo...
KUMC Researchers Announce Breakthrough Method For Predicting Epileptic Seizures
...e is about to occur. Epilepsy is caused by factors
such as head trauma, brain tumors, strokes, infection, poisoning, oxygen deprivation or other events that cause scarring in the brain. This scarring acts as an irritant to the nerve cells which can trigger an abnormal electrical discharge, causing a ...
Routine Dental X-ray May Be A Valuable Tool In Stroke Prevention
...ic attacks, or mini-strokes, many had several risk factors
for atherosclerosis. Interviews with patients who had carotid calcifications determined that 35 percent were obese; 34 percent had high blood pressure; 20 percent were taking blood thinners; 8 percent had diabetes, and 11 percent were smokers. Seve...
Laser Offers Hope For Heart Patients With No Alternatives
...ood reaches heart musclestarved for oxygen, growth factors
are released that encourage the ingrowthof capilla.... "It could be that the addition of certaingrowth factors
could improve outcomes. Once we figure out how it works,we can then make it work better." ...
Kids Near Airports Don't Read As Well
... link." Evans and Maxwell also suspect that other factors
may be at work in noisy schools and neighborhoods, such as teacher and parent irritability and their reluctance to talk as much, use as many complete sentences and read aloud as often as other teachers and parents. Both researchers stress the need t...
Milk Extract May Heal Wounds And Smooth Wrinkles
...t "growth factors", purifiedfrom the whey. Growth factors
are naturally occurring chemicals which promote cell growthand skin repair, he says. The purified whey powder also contains other substanceswhich boost the growth factor's healing powers. Dr Belford says the world market potential for such a healing...
Mother's Milk: Nutrition And Nurture For Infants -- And The Best Defense Against Disease
...lose bondbetween mother and child. Together, these factors
promote the physical andemotional growth and devel...t defend against infection and hormones and growth factors
thatdirect the infant's immune system to develop fully and appropriately." For example, Clev...
Planning Researcher Finds Best Neighborhoods Aren't Always Best At Preventing Infant Mortality
...979 to 1994 in order to point to those areas where factors
likerace, low-income and low-education rates mean more infant deaths. The focus, however, is not so much on these neighborhoods, nor onthose where higher incomes and higher education rates mean lowinfant mortality, but on those neighborhoods beating ...
Cattle: Latest Weapon In The War On Cancer?
...atory in Rockhamptonis working to identify special factors
in cattle cartilage shown by internationalresearch...ever Dr Harper's work has established that similar factors
occur inbovine cartilage æ and Australia produces thousands of tonnes of thisfrom the 7 millio...
Society Of Actuaries Surveys Experts On Longer Life Spans And Forecasting Mortality For Social Security
... survey covered three areas: forecast methodology, factors
affectingmortality improvement, and quantitative a...at, according tothe experts' responses on specific factors
affecting mortality improvement, thehuman life span in the NAFTA countries can be expected to increa...
Stress: It's Not Just All In Your Head; Scientists Map The Wear And Tear Of Daily Life
...won't help everyonewithout also dealing with other factors
in their lives. "Numerousstudies show that the lower down you are on the socioeconomic scale, thepoorer your health. This is largely independent of access to health careor lack of health insurance." According to McEwen, the stress of livingin poverty...
American Heart Association Comment: Lancet (Jan. 24, 1998) Report
...sk score." The score was derived bycombining risk factors
such as smoking history, body mass index, blood pressure,cholesterol, fibrinogen (a protein that helps form clots) and factor VIIcoagulation activity (an indication of the viscosity of the blood). The study found that compared to placebo, warfarin re...
Cardiovascular Disease Epidemic Threatens Developing Countries, Global Economy
...ra years provide alonger time period for such risk factors
as smoking, high-fat diet, andsedentary lifestyle ...moking, high-fat diets and other adverse lifestyle factors
--which tend to accompany industrialization and urbanization -- could makecardiovascular disease dea...
Duke Researchers Identify New Pulmonary Syndrome Associated With Bone Marrow Transplantation For Breast Cancer
... said. "Lung toxicity is one of the majorlimiting factors
in choosing options for future therapy for these women." For example, many women who receive chemotherapy and BMT also receiveradiation treatment as soon as six weeks later, Folz said. However, radiationis often delayed or canceled in wom...
Radon, Especially In Combination With Smoking, Contributes To Lung Cancer Deaths
...f smoking and radon are more powerful when the two factors
are combined, says a new report by a committee of ...ficult to separate the effects of radon from other factors
that may influence lung cancer rates. Moreover, the miner population studied was all male. ...
Setting Prescribing Budgets In General Practice
...dical advisers should use their knowledge of local factors
when setting budgets. They also underline that GP...escribing costs between practices, even when local factors
are accounted for. She concludes that it is theoretically possible for health authorities to identi...
Cost, Use Of Health Services Is Not Affected By Physician Compensation: A StudyOf Washington State Medical Groups/Managed Care Organizations
...sician compensation, researchers identifiedseveral factors
that did appear to affect cost and use of health services. These included patient's age and gender, health plan benefit level and physicianage. Most notable of these findings were a 78 percent increase in yearly healthcosts and 19 percent increase i...
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