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When the brain, not the ears, goes hard of hearing

...lking to a hearing-impaired person, but that won't help when talking to someone with age-related hearing loss. "Speaking slightly slower than usual will help," says Frisina, "as if you were talking to someone who speaks a foreign language. "Many older people are actually especially sensitive to loud soun...

UIC offers new weight loss surgery for obese teens

...able silicone band is placed around the stomach to help the patient lose weight. The band separates the stomach into a small upper pouch and a larger lower pouch. When patients eat, the small upper pouch fills quickly, leaving the patient feeling full. The band is connected to an access port just under th...

Exercise therapy builds strength, mobility in MS patients

...o co-author Dr. Gert Kwakkel. He says exercise may help "patients learn to compensate (for) their existing deficits. Systematic physical training may reduce disuse, in particular for those who suffer from fatigue." The average of age of patients in the reviewed studies ranged from 34 to 51 years old, with...

NYU Child Study Center receives grant from the American Red Cross September 11 recovery program

...r Relief Fund will allow the Child Study Center to help promote the mental health of the mothers which is ... The 8-week Life Enrichment Program is designed to help decrease distress, increase energy and confidence, improve parent-child relationships and decrease c...

Researcher explores ways to make hypnosis a more effective therapeutic technique

...he research indicates that instruction does indeed help people respond better to hypnotic suggestions. By ...reater benefit from hypnosis, this knowledge could help therapists put hypnosis to better use for clients who want to manage anxiety, lose weight or make ot...

Press advisory: White House Conference on Aging Forum

...gement in an Older America project and designed to help shape the policy recommendations of the WHCoA, which will take place in late 2005. When: Friday, February 25, 2005 9:00 a.m. 12:30 p.m. (Registration and continental breakfast at 8:00 a.m.) Where: Pulliam Auditorium, Burto...

UCLA neuroscientists pinpoint new function for mirror neurons

...ce suggests for the first time that mirror neurons help people understand the intentions of others -- a ke... in patients with autism and similar disorders may help stimulate the function of these neurons, helping these patients improve their ability to understand ...

Failing to aid Africa will lead to more terrorism

...e and rural infrastructure to benefit the poor and help them escape poverty, the world will become a much more dangerous place, says economist Per Pinstrup-Andersen. Investment in productivity-increasing agricultural research is particularly important. At present, he notes, agricultural science and invest...

Migraine linked to risky heart health

...cardiovascular disease in migraine sufferers might help to understand why people with migraine with aura are at increased risk for early-onset stroke." The study indicates that those with migraine were considered 43 percent more likely to be smokers, though less likely to consume alcohol. People with migr...

Resistance to chemotherapy

...imilarly, the results by Pao and colleagues should help researchers develop second generation drugs for lung cancer....

Jefferson scientists uncover potential trigger of diabetic kidney disease

...the damaging effects of TGF-beta. "This trial will help us is to see if an antifibrotic approach will add to the armamentarium of arresting diabetic nephropathy."...

Computer model being developed at Stanford may help surgeons better predict patient outcomes

...m the basis of computer modeling programs that can help foresee the results of medical interventions. On Feb. 21 at the annual meeting for the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington, D.C., Taylor will present his latest accomplishment: factoring in the flexibility of veins and a...

Air pollution thickens the blood

...Occupational and Environmental Medicine . This may help to explain why air pollution is associated with an increased risk of heart attacks, stroke, and worsening respiratory problems. The research team tested the inflammatory and blood clotting responses of human immune cell (macrophages) and umbilical co...

Hard choices: Pitt researcher presents findings on when to accept organ transplants

...resent findings on how his mathematical models can help patients make the right decision. Andrew Schaefer, an assistant professor and the Wellington C. Carl Faculty Fellow in Pitt's Department of Industrial Engineering, uses engineering techniques to examine the decision-making process facing potential r...

Brain-scanning technologies need standards, according to Stanford researcher

...ter clinical care. These unpublished results could help guide doctors considering the use of such technolo...dying when follow-up MRIs are most beneficial will help narrow down which women should be offered the scans. Illes will also discuss her ongoing work examin...

How often should women get mammograms?

...makers the kind of information they can draw on to help them make decisions." Lee will describe the development of the mathematical model, which made use of data from several past clinical trials of mammography screening and from cancer databases, in a presentation at the annual meeting of the American As...

Many postmenopausal women with cardiovascular disease don't use lifesaving aspirin therapy

...e taking aspirin, as well as other medications, to help ward off secondary heart attacks and strokes. Less than 5 percent of women with CVD might not be eligible for aspirin therapy because of side effects, such as bleeding, Berger said. The researchers found that 4,101 (46 percent) of the women with CVD...

USC dental researchers develop first test for predicting cavities in children

...not afford routine dental exams. "This is going to help people who are not dental professionals," said Mahvash Navazesh, associate professor in the USC School of Dentistry and co-inventor of the CARE test with USC research scientist Patricia Denny. School nurses could administer the test, Navazesh said, ...

Americans support most uses of reproductive genetic testing, report on US attitudes reveals

...e if they will be a good match to provide cells to help a sick sibling, a new report of the Genetics and Public Policy Center reveals. However, most Americans believe it would be wrong to use genetic testing to select the sex or other non-health related, genetic characteristics of a child. "Public debate...

Vaccine may complement conventional treatment for chronic leukaemia

...ein derived from the Philadelphia chromosome could help to eradicate the disease in patients. The investigators enrolled 16 individuals (10 patients on imatinib and 6 on interferon) with stable, but detectable disease into the trial. Patients were given one dose (six injections) of the protein vaccine ev...

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(Date:10/30/2014)... new standard of care for children facing acute myeloid ... published in the latest edition of the New ... by John Wagner, Jr., M.D., director of the Pediatric ... Minnesota and a researcher in the Masonic Cancer Center, ... leukemia and myelodysplastic syndrome who received transplants of either ...
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