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Want To Eat Less Fat? Resolve To Read Food Labels
...er-fat foods?Or does reading the "Nutrition Facts" box
while devouring a bag of potato chipsmerely add to...ely in fatcontent from one brand to the next. "One box
of crackers will have 5 grams offat per serving while a similar type on the next shelf might have on...
...tning burns are exceptionally lifethreatening (see box
at the end of this story). Gourbière says that 70 percent of lightning survivors experience residualeffects, most commonly affecting the brain (neuropsychiatric, vision andhearing). These effects can develop slowly, only becoming apparent much...
New research on Tourette's syndrome
...he sensorsmeasured how BF modified his grip on the box
when asked to move his arm. If the tics were spasmodic reflex actions, BF would not have time toadjust his grip during a tic. But the researchers found that he anticipated eachtic and increased his grip, just as he and four subjects who did n...
Duke study: The heavier the mom at delivery, the more likely baby will be delivered by cesarian section
...ia, physicians must insert a tubethrough the voice box
into the windpipe which will maintain an open breathingpassage for the patient while she is unconscious. To accomplish this,physicians must first administer drugs which in effect "paralyze" patients sothey will accept the tube without gagging. ...
90 high schools will participate in UNC-CH head injury study
...e standing onone foot on a device called a balance box
that moves beneath them. During testing, the goal is to keeptheir bodies and the box
as motionless as possible." All athletes on three of each school's teams will be tested before thei...
NIDA clinical toolbox provides the latest information about drug treatment strategies
...unselors. The toolbox, packaged in a bright gray box
with a large "TX" on the front, will be available later this month from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). <P"One of NIDA's mandates is to disseminate state-of-the-art research information about drug addiction and its treatment," expla...
Study describes brain changes during learning
... taught rats to reach into a hole in a box
to grasp food pellets, a new motor skill for the animals. After five days, the rats were tested. The researchers found that not only had the animals behavior changed, through the learning of a new skill, but that ...
Science, engineering and technology newstips
...ese mirrors form the core of an all-optical switch box
for use in optical communications systems. The switch box
would use arrays of these moving micromirrors to control light pulses from fiber-optic cables. This ...
New software helps design multi-task, jaw-like, surgical mini-tools
...ects to begin testing it in a laparoscopic trainer box
very soon and to conduct animal tests within six months. The tool consists of tiny stainless steel jaws that can function as miniature scissors, with blades the size of rice grains, at the end of a long insertion rod. The jaws can also function as ...
Implantable device pumps up ailing heart
...l behind the ear. The pump has a small controller box
that can be use to adjust for high and low activity levels. One patient, the second to get the device, developed a brain hemorrhage under the electrical pedestal. Although the hemorrhage was successfully treated, he remained on a ventilator, suffere...
Students invent voice-activated grasping tool for disabled man
...se and stop. The device is hard-wired to a control box
that contains a miniature computer and two program...ote-control model boats and airplanes. The control box
fits inside a small pack the man can carry on his waist, making the grasping the device fully portab...
Food irradiation is focus of two-day symposium, Aug. 19-20
...harmed and allow them to mature inside your cereal box
or flour canister. (The paper on this research, AGFD 62, will be presented at 2:10 p.m., Monday, Aug. 19, at Marriott Copley Place, Salon C.) Xuetong Fan, Ph.D., of the USDA's Eastern Regional Research Center in Wyndmoor, Penn., will report on a...
Wake Forest pediatric heart surgeon to repair heart defect on live Webcast
... . Click the "Live Webcast of Medical Procedures," box
located in the top left corner of the Web page. You must have "Real Player" to view the Webcast. ...
Study finds that children are exposed to too many violent movies
...ny of 50 randomly selected movies from the top 600 box
office draws released from 1988 to 1999. From this sample of 600 movies, the researchers identified the 50 that contained the most violence. These movies, all R-rated and not meant to be seen by children, contained scenes depicting such things as sad...
Two new studies showed Alzheimer's disease treatment beneficial in other memory-related conditions
...d a global Clinical Dementia Rating of 0.5 (memory box
score of 0.5 or 1.0) and Mini-Mental State Examination score of no less than 24. The primary outcome measures for this study were the Clinician's Global Impression of Change-MCI (CGIC-MCI) and New York University (NYU) Paragraph test. Secondary endp...
'Shifty-eyed' monkeys offer window into brain's social reflexes
...ion, then you should shift your gaze faster if the box
appears in the direction in which that monkey face was looking and slower in the other direction. Which is exactly what we found with both humans and monkeys." Thus, he said, the subjects were "covertly" shifting their attention before obviously shif...
A picture perfect test of well-being: Graphic assessment tool tunes into life satisfaction
...escribes how they feel. For scoring purposes each box
on each of the 10 sets of scales is assigned a number from 1 to 7, with 1 being the lowest and 7 being the highest. The numbers are not used on the tool as presented to participants to avoid biasing their responses. Possible scores on completed tests...
Device measures force used to deliver a baby
...ched to the forearm and connected to a small metal box
that rests in the doctor's pocket. The box
collects information from the electrodes and transmits it to a receiver up to 50 feet away. The rece...
College students may be drinking more alcohol than even they realize
...ind of beverage labeling. "When someone picks up a box
of cookies or a bag of potato chips," he said, "one of the first things they often do is look for information about serving sizes, calories, etc. Doesn't it make sense that these labels, or at least a rudimentary form of them, should be placed on dr...
A new technique detects earliest signs of Alzheimer's in healthy people
...entorhinal cortex, the other structures within his box
were inconsequential. "His technique is like fishing with a net," says Dr. de Leon. "The position of the fish in the net doesn't matter. All that matters is that you are using a big enough net to catch a particular fish." The new study followed a gr...