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Postmature Infants Not As Easily Calmed As Other Newborns
...ents, such as trembling of the lowerlip, the arms, hands
and legs and a nervous mouthing behavior.But the sugar solution did not calm such movements in thepostmature babies. The scientists studied the reactions of 31 new-born infants atSinai Hospital in Baltimore. The infants were given only a 1-ccdrop of ...
Research Trial To Test New Drug For Diabetic Neuropathy
... lower extremities, and to a lesser degree in the hands
and arms. Simmons, as well as other physicians involved in the trial, are looking for patients to enroll in the study. To be considered for the trial, patients should have had diabetes for at least five years. The diabetes must be fairly well c...
Compound In Meat Prevents Diabetes, Study Suggests
...o-heal infections, blurred vision, tingling in the hands
or feet, or dry, itchy skin.) Type II diabetes is caused by the body's inability to use insulin well, which causes a buildup of sugar in the blood. If left untreated, Type II diabetes can result in kidney problems, amputation of limbs, blindness, cor...
Synthetic Detergent Found To Fight Multi-Drug Resistance
...to the body through skin when it contacts people's hands
or it can beingested when people eat from dishes that have been washed with the compound. "The effect of long-term exposure to the detergent needs to be studied,"explained Charuk, who also notes further research is needed to show how thebiod...
University Of Texas Southwestern One-Of-A-Kind Video-Laparoscopic Lab May Change The Way Surgery Is Taught
...es to keep his eyes on the video screenand off his hands
while suturing a foam sponge; finally, all of thoseyouthful hours spent clutching the Nintendo joystick are paying off. UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas is making a revolutionary change inits surgery-education technical-skills curriculum with...
Beyond Pharmaceuticals: Business And Academic Leaders Forecast The Future Of "Combinatorial Chemistry"
...torial chemistry has proven a powerful tool in the hands
of researchers,Turner says, enabling them to develop compounds to meet specific needs, despitethe lack of initial clues as to what types of chemicals would do the job. Not only have combinatorial methods yielded powerful catalysts for polymerproducti...
Elderly Patients May Be Undertreated For High Cholesterol, Wake Forest Doctor Says
...corded, but diagnosis and treatment is left in the hands
ofpersonal physicians. The investigators said they did not know why the participants wereundertreated with drugs. "Older patients and their physicians may have preferred dietary therapyover pharmacological treatment and dietary therapy ...
Comprehensive Effort Needed To Prevent And Treat Traumatic Injuries
... reduce injuries -- such as keepingguns out of the hands
of children and adolescents -- rather than on firearmownership issues, the report says. Officials at all levels should focus onreducing the number of locations where children have access to guns; restrictingtheir ability to gain access to guns and a...
Ultrasound Measurement Of Neck Arteries May Help Doctors Identify Older Adults
At Increased Risk For Heart Attack And Stroke
...corded, but diagnosis and treatment is left in the hands
ofpersonal physicians. It is the largest National Heart, Lung and Blood Instituteproject to study cardiovascular disease in an elderly population. Besides ultrasound of the carotid arteries of the neck, CHS uses othernon-invasive, objective m...
MIT Touch Lab Research Explores The Hand
...the lab areused to apply controlled stimuli to the hands
of human subjects in experimentsto study perceptio...n haptics (thelatter term describes all aspects of hands
and how they work), machine haptics(robotic devices), and computer haptics (the generation of virtua...
Students Show Restraint Could Cut School Bus Injuries
...veloped a "safer" handgun that does not firein the hands
of anunauthorized user; an infra-red mouth-held device that allows a paraplegic tooperate a computerfrom a bed; an automatic wheelchair brake; a bicycle helmet that offers moreprotection thancommercial headgear; and a wheelchair lift powered by a van...
Ordinary Touches Multiply Into Severe Pain For Fibromyalgia Patients
...ts involvedrepeatedly placing warm plates on their hands
and arms. The healthyparticipants felt the sensation but did not report it as pain. For those with fibromyalgia, however, the sensation would magnify with eachrepetition into an experience of crippling and unbearable pain. "When a sensation signal re...
'Glitches' discovered and fixed in animal study make surgery for human pituitary tumors quicker, safer and less painful
...ilableto lock the telescope in place, freeing both hands
for manipulation of surgicalinstruments, and an irrigation system is used to keep the lens clear. Performing the procedure on the pigs, which were anesthetized during the surgeryand later humanely euthanized by the veterinary staff, allowed Dr. Shah...
Vaccine against Hepatitis A protects kids and families now; Hepatitis B vaccine
protects kids as they become adults
...passed. This is why food preparers must wash their hands
after using therestroom, and why an outbreak of he...ittle kids aren't very careful about washing their hands
afterthey use the bathroom," says Dr. Lehman. "And, of course, kids put things intheir mouths all th...
New study shows abuse homicides more common than records reveal
...anchildren at three times the risk of dying at the hands
of caregivers than whitechildren should be distinguished from the effects of social class andsocioeconomic status." The need is urgent to collect accurate data on child abuse homicides andto devise strategies for preventing them, she said. ...
Hartford Institute sponsors SNAPP initiative to bring best practices to
...ng care skills to where it is needed most-- in the hands
ofnon-geriatric nurses who care for the older population. According to a recent study by the Council of State Boards of Nursing,approximately 69% of all registered nurses in their first year of practicepredominately care for older adults-- patients...
OSU Medical Center uses robotic heart surgery technique
... actual movement of the surgeon's hands
on the joysticks. Using the robotic technology, only three holes - each about the diameter of a pencil - are needed to complete the surgery. "The vi...
Housework questionnaire may more accurately reflect activity limitations related to heart disease in women
...energy to make a bed or to scrub the floor on your hands
and knees." The scale lists 14 common household tasks such as moving furniture, vacuuming, scrubbing the floor, doing laundry and unpacking groceries. The women were asked whether they could perform each task without difficulty, with modifications, ...
Computer-based decision support systems improve diagnostic reasoning of clinicians, finds University of Pittsburgh-led study
...ould generate correct diagnoses when placed in the hands
of expert users. This study differs because it focuses on a more typical group of clinicians who have been trained to use a DSS but are relatively inexperienced with it. We focus on whether the system is helpful as opposed to whether the system is ...
BioMed Central -- freedom of information for the science community
...l research 'This is about putting tools into the hands
of scientists which will enablethem to publish their research,' comments Dr Matt Cockerill, BMC TechnologyDirector. 'With the technology now available, we can speed up the process ofpublication and make it much more efficient. What we want to do now ...
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