Tag: "language" at medical news
Kids Near Airports Don't Read As Well
...d. Only children for whom English was their first language
were included in the study. Each child was first ...ound perception" says Maxwell. "This implies that language
acquisition is an underlying, intervening mechanism that accounts for some of the noise-reading defi...
Bringing Clinicians Up To Speed On Stats And Business Is Goal Of Nih Grant To Emory University Center For Clinical Evaluation Sciences
...shed alongwith the reach of managed care. But the language
of population-based science isforeign and even int...y's medical students are learning to speak the new language
ofhealth care, but many doctors and nurses practicing out in the communityreceived little exposure t...
Wired By Words
...n required tocomprehend the sounds of their native language
by the time they are a year old,even if they canno...ther how the infant brain wires itself to incoming language
information,Patricia Kuhl of the University of Washington (206-543-7974) will present newnon-invasiv...
Health Promotion: Can Scare Tactics Work?
...received a brochure onHPV with vivid, personalized language
describing the consequences of infection.They also completed questionnaires designed to assess their fear of HPV, if theybelieved condoms could reduce their risk, and the extent to which theydiscounted the HPV threat. Overall, Witte and her c...
Prenatal Cocaine Exposure Leads To Lower Child IQ Scores, Language Skills
Prenatal cocaine exposure lowers IQ and language
performance scores and results in thousands of chi... measures of intelligence were used: IQ, receptive language
and expressive language. Receptive language
tests measure speaking abilityand involve as...
Why Do We Make It Difficult For Students To Hear In Class?
...icians in the practice of audiology and speechand language
pathology. WORKSHOP INFORMATION ON THE WEB:Soon to be posted on the ASA Web Page ( http://asa.aip.org ); for specific URLcontact Elaine Moran of ASA at For further information, please contactJohn Erdreich, Ostergaard Acoustical Associates973-...
New Surgery At Cedars-Sinai Provides Hope For Epilepsy Patient Who Has Had A Lifetime Of Seizures
...nai, while the patient wasawake, to disconnect the language
cortex without affecting speech," explainedDr. Lev...successfully operate on a seizure arising from the language
area of the brainthrough multiple subpial transections, a procedure performed usingmicroinstruments ...
Study Of Women And Hearing Reveals Need For Routine Hearing Tests
...g face-to-face communication;learning to read body language
and facial expression; avoiding darkly lit placesor places that have excessive background noise; and letting others know when youare having trouble understanding them. The Northwestern audiologists also stress the need for testing in order todetermin...
The Whole Truth From Five-Year-Olds
...usedby actual attorneys. Despite serious delays in language
development,most of the 5-year-olds in the study, correctlyidentified truthful statements and lies as suchand recognized that lying is bad and would makeauthority figures mad. "It's not unusual for defense attorneys to demandcompetency tests for chi...
Nonintrusive Imaging Technique Useful For Identifying Language Regions In Kids' Brains
...ile for repeated five-minuteperiods -- and to take language
and number tests at the same time. That's whatrese...ages from 17 children and teen-agersto learn about language
development. All but two kids passed the squirm test, suggesting that an advanced imagingtechnique c...
Baby Talk: Parents Do Make A Difference, By Promoting Childhood Chatter, From Birth To Age 3
...adults murmur around infants--seems to help foster language
learning, saysHirsh-Pasek, a member of the Nationa...ears of Life , guides parents througheach stage of language
development, "turning parents into explorers, by givingthem a sense of wonder about this amazing pro...
Carnegie Mellon, Pitt Team Show That Adult Brains Compensate For Damage To Language Systems After Stroke Occurs
...) scans showing that brain functionassociated with language
shifted away from the stroke-damaged area of the a... the same time as the patients' ability to process language
was comingback to them. In healthy brains, language
functions are carried out by a network of mirror...
USC Historian Sifts World's Oldest Printed Medical Books For Clues To Riddle Of Gender
...unds, yin and yang are the foundation on which the language
of gender rests." That foundation, Furth argues, was based on cosmology that linked humanreproduction and the creative powers of the universe at large. By appealing tocosmology as the source of bodily truth, Chinese medicine challenges ourmodernist b...
Cochlear Implant Increases Access To Mainstream Education
...dthe implant plus one year of intense auditory and language
development trainingwere fullymainstreamed faster,... "Our first priority is the development of verbal language
regardless of thetype ofintervention," he says. "It appears that the cochlear implant enhances thea...
Scientific Trials Of So-Called 'Wonder' Hormone Treatment For Autism Will Be Conducted In Seattle, Denver
...c evaluation that includes behavioral observation, language
testing and a review of records and observations made by parents and teachers. A month following injection, the same evaluation will be repeated to note any changes in the children, according to Unis and Dawson. Scientists have known for a long time...
Mother's depression impedes baby's development
...nsequently hamper theirchildren's ability to learn language
and other skills. Researchers have found a signifi... two and three-year-old children do betterlearning language
when it is presented with the pitch changes and simplifiedgrammar of baby talk rather than typical a...
Major study finds effects of child care quality linger into the second grade
...58 percent had the higher. Among childrenwith good language
skills, 53 percent attended better centers,while 47 percent attended lower-quality facilities. A major recommendation from the investigators is that thequality of early childhood care and education programs should be boostedsignificantly thro...
Universal antenatal HIV screening needed in areas of high prevalence
... in London, where there are more complex issues of language
and different cultures. But, they conclude, so long as safeguards are in place to ensure that women can make a fully informed choice, their routine voluntary approach is in keeping with recent guidelines....
Well-adjusted moms have healthy births
...ntrol events in theirlives. This may be caused by language
barriers, financial problems, separationfrom loved ones, racial discrimination, and possibly a cultural tendency towardsfatalistic explanations for events." The research was supported by the National Institute of Child Health and HumanDevelopment and...
Study shows benefit of pioneering U-M program for newborns at risk of hearing impairment
... 3, long after the child shouldhave begun learning language
and speech. Children diagnosed that late must playcatch-up with others their age, through special educational and therapeuticefforts. Still, the incidence of hearing problems in most children is extremely rare, asshown by studies stretching back to t...
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