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Extreme Prematurity Brings Two-Fold Increase In Risk Of Repeating A Grade, Needing Special Education

...f lung surfactant, are twice as likely to repeat a grade and need special education compared with children ... be at more than two times the risk of repeating a grade than the full-term children. Buck noted, however, that in some cases, the parents, not the school,...

New Elementary School Program Lowers Cardiovascular Risks In Children

... designed educational program for third and fourth grade children significantly lowers cholesterol levels i...in 1,200 rural, ethnically diverse 6th through 8th grade students. The NINR supports and conducts scientific research and research training to reduce the ...

New Drug For Recurrent Brain Tumors In Tests At UNC

...01against anaplastic astrocytoma, a slightly lower grade malignancy than GBM. "The dose has been established and this is an open trial. All enrolled will getthe drug, so we can look for evidence of a positive effect against the tumor,"Ewend says. According to the neurosurgeon, anaplastic astrocytoma is ...

BioNumerik Reports Data On Two Novel Supercomputer Engineered Anticancer Agents At 90th Annual Meeting Of The AACR

...xicity. No patient in ourstudy has had worse than grade 2 neuropathy despite high cumulative doses ofcisplatin and paclitaxel. It is also encouraging that tumor responses have beenobserved in this trial." Karenitecin Data In a separate presentation titled "Karenitecins: New Preclinical Developmentswith...

Abgenix Reports Positive Survival Data From A Phase II Trial Of ABX-CBL In Graft Versus Host Disease

...three higher dose cohorts,73% (11 of 15) had a two grade or better improvement in the IBMTR GVHD SeverityScale. This compared favorably to a 25% (2 of 8) response rate in the low dosecohort. GHVD is a life threatening complication that frequently occurs following anallogeneic BMT. BMTs are used in the...

New outpatient surgery is helping women with stress incontinence

... date. Before the procedure, 12percent of them had grade I symptoms (leakage with heavy exertion), 41 percenthad grade II symptoms (leakage with moderate exertion), and 47 percent had gradeIII symptoms (leakage at rest)...

ILEX Oncology & LeukoSite report results from pivotal Phase II CAMPATH (R) trial; Results suggest new hope for refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia

...and4) thrombocytopenia and neutropenia improved to grade 2 or better within two monthspost-therapy: thrombocytopenia -- 7 of 19 (37%) patients improved,neutropenia -- 11 of 17 (65%) patients improved. No unexpected serious adverse events were reported. The incidence of serious infections was reported to...

Vaccine against Hepatitis A protects kids and families now; Hepatitis B vaccine protects kids as they become adults

...Beginning July 1, students headed into the seventh grade in LosAngeles County will first have to stop by the doctor's office to be vaccinatedagainst hepatitis type B. The vaccination is already required for entry intokindergarten and day-care centers but the new law will ensure that all childrenare immuniz...

University of Iowa reading test effective at identifying reading problems due to brain injury

...determine silent reading speed andcomprehension in grade school children. The researchers were hoping to avoid theceiling effect found in most reading tests. The other tests were so easy and thetest takers had so much time to finish the exercise that almost everyone passed.In contrast, patients must comple...

Bullying is not limited to unpopular loners, say researchers; many childrenbully each other especially in middle school

...ed with the initial transition from fifth to sixth grade andthen declined. Bullying was also used as a stra...s."This finding was discovered by asking 154 fifth grade students (87 males and 67females) to rate their own and each other's popularity, friendships and fee...

Study: moms' depression hurts kids' development

...and socially diversefamilies, now are in the third grade and will be followed at least through thesixth grade. For the new study, they were assessed at ages 1, 6, 15, 24 and 36months. "We found that depressed mothers in general were less sensitive to theirchildren, that their children displayed poo...

You have to break a few (hundred) eggs to make a good crystal

... Sept. 20, 1999: Did you ever ask the teacher to grade a tough test "on thecurve"? What you were asking was that the grades be adjusted so that a "C" fellunder the part of the curve where most of your classmates had scored. A few wereto the left and got a D or F; and few were to the right and got a B or ...

Emotional support during conflict situations elevates blood pressure in African-American boys

...u could ask the teacher what to do to improve your grade next time," or an emotionally reassuring one such as, "This is really hard but you can do it." Blood pressure readings were taken during the role playing and several times during the recovery period. Results obtained from female subjects in the st...

Cigarette smoking among American teens

...ncrease in the proportion of students at all three grade levels who see pack-a-day smoking as carrying a "g...e students were added, beginning in 1991. At each grade level students are drawn to be representative of all students in public and private schools in the c...

Drug trends among American teens

...sing steroids." Among the 12th-graders---the only grade level asked about the safety of using steroids---t...Heroin use has remained fairly stable at all three grade levels for the last three years, after the rates had roughly doubled between 1991 and 1995. The stu...

Treatment helps dyslexics significantly improve reading, shows brain changes as children learn

...er the workshop all but one of the boys could read grade appropriate passages. "This research offers a message of hope. We can see improvement in children's reading levels with this intervention even if there are preexisting brain differences that make learning difficult. "Parents of the boys in the stud...

Weekly Taxol (paclitaxel) plus Paraplatin (carboplatin) is safe and effective in patients with advanced lung cancer

...receiving weekly TAXOL plus Paraplatin experienced grade 3-4 neuropathy. Reducing the interval between doses of weekly TAXOL from the standard three-week regimen to a weekly regimen increases the dose intensity of treatment. "Increasing the dose intensity may limit the emergence of malignant cell popula...

Maret Pharmaceuticals presents promising Phase I/II clinical MARstem™ results at international symposium on new drugs in cancer therapy

...results show that MARstem reduced the frequency of grade 2-4 thrombocytopenia (decrease in the number of blood platelets), grade 2-4 anemia (deficiency in red blood cells), and grade 3-4 lymphopenia (reduction in the number of ly...

Common hearing test for newborns may be wrong up to a third of the time

...test seems to give normal-hearing babies a passing grade nearly all the time. The new finding, published in the December issue of the American Journal of Audiology, may help hospitals choose which test to use as they try to meet some states' requirements that all newborns be screened for hearing loss befor...

Landmark school-based 'social influences' smoking-prevention program found not to work

...ng between the two groups. For example, among 12th grade girls, 24.4 percent in the experimental group smok... from 24.7 percent in the control group. For 12th grade boys, the percentages for daily smoking were 26.3 percent experimental and 26.7 percent control. The...

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