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Brains of elderly can compensate to remain sharp, study indicates

...ed memory decline," said Cabeza. Such methods will depend on the origin of the compensation, he said. "One possibility is that this bilateral recruitment reflects the use of alternative cognitive strategies," said Cabeza. "In that case, the goal would be to understand those strategies and try to use them to...

Pre-term infants slower than full-terms at processing information

...al Association (APA). Many of the tasks thought to depend on processing speed are the same ones in which many pre-term infants perform poorly when older, including measures of intelligence, language and academic achievement, such as reading, arithmetic and spelling. Among pre-terms, slower processing speed...

UIC research suggests new way to stop growth of cancer cells

...stop Ras and, ultimately, we can stop cancers that depend on it for survival," Miele says. Miele is one of several scientists who have been finding Notch gene alterations in various cancers. "But all that had been found so far was that the expression of these genes seemed increased in various tumors for un...

Shedding some light on teeth whiteners

...h-blue tint that's hard to remove. All toothpastes depend on abrasives to scrub stains from the tooth surface. The first "toothpowder," invented in England in the late 1700s, like the first whiteners, was a bit harsh. It contained brick dust and ground-up cuttlefish as abrasives. Today toothpastes contain m...

Women vets get less on-site specialty care at VA facilities

...g women veterans who use the VA system, 42 percent depend on it as their sole source of health care....

Can we halt the deadly SARS?

...ther the disease can be contained. The answer will depend on how the virus spreads and evolves, which is still uncertain, and on whether healthcare systems, particularly in developing countries, can spot SARS and respond effectively. So far, more than 1900 people in 22 countries have contracted SARS, of who...

Storm-related deaths occur more in men, involve sports or vehicles, says Pittsburgh study

...nderstorms, the proper course of action appears to depend upon what weather conditions one is facing, and where one is at the time. Lightning seeks the highest point in an area, which puts sports and recreation enthusiasts at risk during activities that involve a wide-open playing field, golf course or lake...

Brain imaging study reveals interplay of thought and emotion in economic decisions

...one neurological explanation: people's choices can depend in part on what region of their brain emerges victorious from a battle between centers of emotional impulse and rational thinking. In a paper to be reported in the June 13 issue of Science, Princeton psychologists used brain-imaging technology to stu...

Many low income Medicare beneficiaries will still face high drug bills under proposals in Congress

...93 to 1999. More so than other income groups, they depend on private Medicare+Choice plans for their drug coverage--a highly unstable source of coverage in recent years due to plan withdrawals, rising cost-sharing, and shrinking benefits....

High cost of life-saving childrens vaccine may be keeping some doctors from giving it

.... Where those children get their Prevnar doses may depend largely on the overall insurance patterns among patients seen at their pediatrician's or family practitioner's office, Davis notes. The new study finds that, overall, 87 percent of the physicians surveyed were recommending Prevnar for children under ...

School PE lessons don't reflect kids' activity levels

... activity done by primary school children does not depend on how much physical education is timetabled at school because children compensate out of school, finds a study in this week's BMJ. Over seven days, researchers measured the physical activity of 215 children from three schools with different sporting...

Pain is America's number-one public health problem

...rces for pain research. Its passage, however, will depend largely on improving public awareness and understanding of the plight of those who deal with unrelenting pain everyday pain and their need for accessible and effective pain management. WHO: Rep Mike Rogers (R. Mich.), sponsor of HR 1863 the...

Male injecting-drug users at greater risk of drug-related death

...itisation of clients by drug treatment centres may depend on which rate is correct. Our analyses underline the call by the UK's Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs for international research on drug-related deaths and injecting drug users' risk factors for drug-related death. Particular attention should...

A milestone in colorectal cancer unveiled Avastin(TM) confers unprecedented survival advantage

...ny years of research into the concept that tumours depend on a good blood supply for both growth and spread. Vascular endothelial growth factor, a protein that is inhibited by Avastin, plays a critical role in tumour angiogenesis (the formation of new blood vessels to tumours). Avastin is also under inves...

Successful prostate surgery: It's quality of surgery not quantity that matters most

... oncological or urological results. It really does depend on the skill of individual surgeons." Although many patients in eastern Europe and the former USSR are still not diagnosed until the cancer had spread, in western Europe 80% are diagnosed at a point where the disease is still potentially curable. ...

2003 HBP news tips

... that sodium's effects on blood pressure appear to depend on other mineral intake. Where sodium intake was associated with high blood pressure, mineral intake was poor. NHANES data is compiled from people who were asked to recall their daily or weekly eating habits in a national survey, and is subject to ...

Study confirms benefits of hemispherectomy surgery

...said. "In almost all cases, the children no longer depend on multiple medications, and post-operatively, most of the children are walking and running and living normal lives." All hemispherectomy patients have partial paralysis on the side of the body opposite the removed portion. However, "except for a fe...

Investigational drug may protect cancer and AIDS patients from side effects of pain relief therapy

...nd more than 500,000 patients with advanced cancer depend on drugs like morphine for pain relief. One side effect of these pain relievers is severe constipation, which can be so distressing that many patients discontinue their pain medication. Methylnaltrexone was invented to solve this problem by the late...

Repeated alcohol detoxifications can impair cognitive function

...response in order to receive a reward, appeared to depend solely on the number of detoxifications." What should be emphasized about these findings, added Malcolm, is that they pertain to "mild to moderate alcoholics, not severe alcoholics. These were generally functioning people who, if they were seen in a...

Intergenerational program has benefits for children, older adults

...pating range from preschoolers to adolescents, and depend on the community. Fees is looking at how the program affects the children and adults, particularly how sites maintain their programs, program reach and the effects of interaction, particularly what the children and older adults are learning about on...

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