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Digital Speech Analysis Tests Sobriety

...speech, which I think I can do, it's actually nota hard task," she said. "There are some really simple distance measuresthat involve very few calculations." The analysis would be done by computer, based on a mathematicalformula that would yield a percentage probability as to whether thespeaker was intoxi...

Raising The Retirement Age In The United States Could Save Billions In Social Security Payments

...alk of raisingit to 72. He acknowledged that it's hard to predict how such changes would be receivedby the American public. "The trend actually has been in recent years that the proportion ofpeople retiring not just at age 65, but at 62 and 59, has increased. Butpart of the reason why this has occurred ...

Drug And Radiation Treatment May Shrink Pancreatic And Gastric Tumors

... cancers. Most pancreatic and stomach tumors are hard to detect at an early stage.When they are found, the tumors have often spread locally into lymph nodes andsurrounding blood vessels. These malignancies may be too extensive to remove bysurgery, particularly in frail patients. According to study lea...

Cattle: Latest Weapon In The War On Cancer?

...i Qui from Beijing's Tiantan Hospitalin China, are hard at work trying to identify and characterise the particularGAGs in bovine cartilage that do the best job of inhibiting cancer spread. "The reason we believe cattle are such an important source is that,so far, nobody has succeeded in synthesising thes...

Heart Attack Survivors Can Lower Stroke Risk By Taking Cholesterol-Lowering Drug, Study Says

... special committee. "Strokes are sometimes hard to diagnose," Plehn says. "We looked athundreds of reported events to verify that they had indeed been strokes and notmigraine headaches or something else that might appear to be strokes." This work revealed that 128 CARE participants (52 ta...

"Powerful New Tool" For AIDS Is Reported In Science

...know - how fast are the rain clouds moving and how hard does the pitcher throw? - snapshots of T cell counts, blood cholesterol concentrations, or the BRCA-1 polymorphism, for example, do not tell physicians what they really need to know - how many T cells are being destroyed and regenerated each day, wha...

X-ray Microscope Designed To Study Jet Engine Components Now Probes Tooth Dentin

... of dentin, the porousmaterial that lies under the hard enamel of teeth. An x-ray tomographic ...aceenamel of teeth because about 97 percent of the hard surface material ismineral. But because tooth decay eats through the enamel and into theunderlying ...

Acceptability Of Alternative Health Care Growing In U.S.

...er city minority populations." Equity is a hard question to assess, Gordon > Transfer interrupted! le on thegeography of the availability, accessibility and utilization of alternative therapies. Even less isknown about underground alternative practitioners who are difficult to study because...

UF Psychiatrists Use Antidepressants To Treat Smoking Addiction

...ton, an addiction medicine specialist. "This is as hard an addiction to crack as heroin or cocaine -- right up there with the biggies." Up to now, many physicians have relied solely on the nicotine patch, which helps smokers cope with acute withdrawal symptoms. "Social prohibitions, the st...

Health Workers May Experience Costly Dislocation As Health Spending Growth Slows

...te, major portions of our cities will be extremely hard hit. Fein reminds us that we will make less beneficial progress if those who feel their jobs threatened worked to block change. "It is in our self-interest to reduce those frictions. We need to prepare for tomorrow." CONTACT: Rashi Fein, PhD, Depar...

National Office Of Drug Safety Is Needed, Experts Say In JAMA

...ith the disease being treated. For example, it was hard to detect thatflecainide -- a drug given for life-threatening ventricular tachycardia orfibrillation -- itself caused cardiac arrest. Monitor the effectiveness of previous safety alerts: The FDA has noorganized program to be sure that impo...

One-Time Needles Don't Reduce HIV Among Addicts, Study Shows

...s that would provide addictswith syringes that are hard to reuse will find HIV rates not dropping butincreasing, according to an article in this month's special edition of a journalpublished by the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences(INFORMS). "You'd think that distributing syrin...

Only Eight Percent Of San Francisco HIV-Positive Urban Poor Receive Protease Inhibitors

...es can't be done with the homelessbecause they are hard to keep track of. We found that to be untrue. Of 153people in the study, we know where 151 of them are now, after more than a year."The UCSF team identified participants for the research project in free foodlines, homeless shelters and low-income h...

Three INEEL Inventions Win International Recognition

... us a chanceto recognize their creative spirit and hard work. These projects are threeexamples of the INEE...echnology makes it possible to create tooling from hard tool steelsat the rate of 2,000 pounds an hour or more, suitable for the largest autoindustry requir...

Epilepsy Drug Found To Stop Cocaine's Effects In Animals

...ot thebest scientific minds in the country working hard to halt the destruction oflives and communities caused by drug addiction. Today's announcement offers thethrilling prospect that we may be closing in on a major science-based victory." "These exciting preclinical data point to a major new a...

University Of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) Study: Parents' Wishes, Uncertainty Determine Resuscitation Of Premature Infants

...is a lot of pain involved in these extraordinarily hard decisions- personal pain for the family and staff, varying amounts suffering for thebabies and sometimes great expense," Doron said. "Some babies do fine, butothers die within days, weeks or months or have chronic breathing orneurological handicaps s...

Better Survival For Women With Breast Cancer -New Evidence On Chemotherapy

...e UK. The Imperial Cancer Research Fund is working hard to find new answers to breastcancer and currently spends more than 5 million a year on research into thedisease. Along with other organisations concerned with the breast cancer,Imperial Cancer is dedicating October to raising awareness of, and furthe...

New Short-Acting Anesthetics Cut Recovery Time

... already being performed in office settings. "It's hard to predict where the trend will stop," he said. "It took years forpatients and third-party payers to accept ambulatory surgery, yet today, 70percent of surgery is performed on an outpatient basis." He suspects that specialty areas such as pediatrics ...

Microwaves May Provide Early Detection Of Breast Cancer

..." Taflove said. "It will be captureddigitally on a hard disk and could be sent to a radiologist over the Internet." Interstitial was awarded two U.S. patents this year on the new breast tumorradar technology. Several additional patents are pending. The computational feasibility study was funded by a Pha...

Duke Physicians: Clinicians Have Ethical Obligation To Consider Alternative Medicine

...nalternative medicine. "We have taken a hard look at the current role of the clinician -- thedoctor practicing conventional medicine -- in relation to alternative medicine.That is, what do we know from the perspective of good medical care ... and whatrole, if any, do clinicians have regarding a...

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