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Digital Speech Analysis Tests Sobriety
...uch as emotion and style. She discovered distinct differences
between normal speech and thatproduced under emotional stress, with an accuracy rate of over 90percent. For her current research, Cummings said, "the idea is, can we do thesame thing with sober versus intoxicated speech? If we have a sample ofsomebo...
Use Of Surfectant Therapy Widens Gap In Death Rate Of Black And White Newborns
...their own. In the study, the researchers found the differences
in death ratescould not be explained by black babi...rtality," Hamvassaid. "But, actually, we found the differences
in surfactant administrationand the changes in the death rate were purely due to the differences
What Makes Tics Tick? Clues Found In Tourette Twins' Caudates
...nstitute of Mental Health have traced such symptom differences
to "supersensitivity" of certain neurotransmitter ...date D-2 binding predicted almost absolutely their differences
in tic severity," said Weinberger. "This also likely explains the ebb and flow of tics experienced ...
Study Demonstrates Safety & Effectiveness Of Asthma Drug
...n in the as-needed group, therewere no significant differences
between the two groups in measures of lungfunction...ould be attributed tothe treatment. Although a few differences
between the two groups could beattributed to the treatment, the effects were small and deemed to be ...
Means To Predict Which HIV+ Infants Will Rapidly Develop AIDS Outlined By Emory University Researchers
...sion in pediatric AIDS may largely be explained by differences
in the potential of (certain) HIV strains (with particular affinity to the thymus and which can cross the placenta during gestation) to cause early thymic disruption... "In addition to their pathogenetic importance, our findings have clinical implica...
Stents Work Well, But Are Costly: Will Hospitals Continue To Use Them?
...lity of hospitals and other providers to absorbthe differences
in reimbursements will become more and more of an issue."These are growing problems that are going to concern hospitals inthe future when their economic motivations are increasingly placed in directconflict with their desire to do the best for patien...
It Matters Where, In America, You Suffer A Heart Attack
... United States to paint a picture of what regional differences
exist in the treatment of heart attacks. They look...ontrasts were quite striking, including some large differences
in efficiency that we did not expect, as well as some we anticipated," said Eric Eisenstein, who spe...
NIAID Stops AIDS Study Prematurely Because Drug 'Cocktail' Boosts Survival
...hs in the triple- therapy arm," he said. "No major differences
were found in either safety or toxicity between the two treatments, and study medications were well-tolerated." Indinavir, a protease inhibitor, works by preventing protease enzymes from cutting up proteins needed to form viruses, Eron explained. Th...
Duke Study Uses Tiny Temperature Changes To Probe Water-Exclusion At Protein Binding Sites
...ke University bioorganic chemist is exploiting the differences
betweentwo forms of water to probe how proteins' s...e andhis students were able to measure temperature differences
as small as amillionth of a degree as protein binding sites bound ligands in normal andheavy water. ...
Substance from Grapefruit Juice May Make Medications Safer
...is is important because, normally, there are large differences
in CYP3A4 levels between individuals, which, in turn, affect their metabolism of drugs. Thus, a dose of a drug that may be effective for one individual can be toxic to another. Addition of the active substance in grapefruit juice to a medication co...
Study Finds Incidence Of Stroke Over 40 Percent Higher Than Previously Stated Figures
... in the United States during 1996. "These differences
between blacks and whites with respect to strokeincidence rates mirrors the differences
in stroke mortality rates between blacksand whites in the US population," the scientists write in th...
Duke Researchers Identify New Pulmonary Syndrome Associated With Bone Marrow Transplantation For Breast Cancer
...allogeneic transplants. There are other differences
between the Duke patients and previousstudies describing IPS. In addition to receiving autologous transplants, theDuke patients were treated using the same chemotherapy protocol and werefollowed very closely for signs and symptoms of lung toxicity. ...
Most Comprehensive Study Of Its Kind Shows Common Asthma Medications Don't Cause Behavioral Problems In Children, According To The Journal Pediatrics
...d learning skills. No significant side effects or differences
betweenbeclomethasone and theophylline were found in the study. Although theophylline has a reputation among doctors and parents forcausing behavioral problems in children, this research shows this isn't true inthe age group examined. "No on...
Personality, Thought To Be Stable Over Time, Changes In Healthy People Who Take A Widely Used Anti-Depressant
... characteristics. Personality researchers measure differences
in human personality by looking at ahandful of components, including shyness or gregariousness, patterns ofthinking, measures of negative emotionality and measures of positiveemotionality. Previous research has led personality researchers to conside...
Could Cardiovascular Drugs Be Linked To Suicide?
...cidence of suicide (that remained significant when differences
in cardiovascular morbidity were considered). Furthermore, in a five year study of drugs for high blood pressure the authors found a fivefold increase in the incidence of suicide, in users of calcium channel blockers compared with users of other an...
Cost, Use Of Health Services Is Not Affected By Physician Compensation: A StudyOf Washington State Medical Groups/Managed Care Organizations
...ehavior. "We were surprised to find no significant differences
between compensationtypes," said Dr. Douglas Conra...an/patient level -- to be resulting in substantial differences
inthe level of services provided per patient. For example, we see no evidencethat such physicians a...
Clinical Pharmacists Improve Outcomes Of Heart Failure Patients
...orted fivedeaths and 11 rehospitalizations. While differences
in deaths were notstatistically significant, there was a significant reduction in the number ofre-admissions to the hospital, the researchers concluded. Patients in the intervention group were more likely to be on a higherdose of ACE-inhibito...
Disagreements Between Clinical Trial Oversight Committees And Physicians Can Affect Drug Trial Results
...y MedicalCenter researchers have found significant differences
in heart attack ratesreported by physicians who ac...of the drug in theother three trials. While these differences
of opinion had no effect on patientcare, the researchers believe that the results should help them r...
Keeping Score On Doctors: Report Says Flaws In Counting Must Be Addressed To
... crucial for agenciesrating doctors to account for differences
among patients. "Medicine, particularly with heart disease patients, is a highlyinteractive enterprise, with many physicians involved in a single case," Jollissaid. "A heart attack patient may be treated by an emergency room physician, andtr...
Higher Prices Won't Stop Teenage Smokers
...o analyze how youth smoking rates were affected by differences
in cigarette taxes from state to state. "The problem with this cross-sectional approach, however, is that each state has different antismoking sentiments which could be influencing the onset of smoking among youth," says Kenkel. "For example, the to...
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