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Study Shows Major Savings In Supervising TB Care

...ave money in the short term ultimately may be both inferior toand more expensive than a more comprehensive app...ave money in the short term ultimately may be both inferior to and more expensive than a more comprehensive approach like DOT," says Chaisson. Other authors of ...

Why Do We Make It Difficult For Students To Hear In Class?

...sary difficulties hearing their teachers becauseof inferior classroom acoustics. An alarmingly large proportion of classroomssuffers from high amounts of reverberation and background noise, making itdifficult even for those students with healthy hearing to perceive speech. Although many school officials are...

Americans Skip Dialysis; Swedes And Japanese Don't, Wake Forest Study Shows

...likely toaffect patient survival and could explain inferior U.S. dialysis patientsurvival compared to other countries." In the first half of 1996, Bleyer and colleagues in Sweden and Japancompared a total of 415 patients at four southeastern United States dialysiscenters with 84 patients at one Swedis...

NICHD-Funded Researchers Show Estrogen Effects On Brain After Menopause

...n demonstratedsignificantly more activation in the inferior parietal lobule, a brain regionknown to be associated with storing verbal information in a speech-based or phonetic code. Such phonetic codes arebelieved to be critical for reading and for holding information in memory forbrief periods of time (e.g....

Major new study finds long-acting calcium channel blockers inferior to other antihypertensive drugs

...0 patients, showed that the longer-acting CCBs are inferior to other proven and less expensive drugs in preventing the cardiovascular complications of hypertension. The study was conducted at Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, the University of Washington-Seattle, and Albert Einstein...

Researchers image language recovery after stroke

...of damage to a well-defined region called the left inferior frontal gyrus located on the left side, towards the front of the brain known to be critical for language performance. Steven E. Petersen, Ph.D., and his colleagues at the School of Medicine have previously found that this region is very active in h...

Uninsured, medicaid patients more likely to die from heart attack

...n more affluent neighborhoods. "Patients with inferior insurance status may have other illnesses or more ...s of hospital stay, greater charges, as well as inferior outcomes. An increased focus on improving treatment of heart attack patients bearing multiple low...

Neuroscientists searching for roots of empathy find brain regions involved in learning by imitation

...rential activity in the two hemispheres within the inferior parietal cortex when imitation was involved. The left inferior parietal cortex showed increased activity when the subjects were imitating another person. When the...

Biomedical engineers team with pediatric cardiologists and surgeons to improve Fontan treatment

...rt is stopped and emptied, the blood flow from the inferior vena cava (the dark, unoxygenated blood returning from below the diaphragm) is diverted towards the pulmonary artery. After The Procedure After surgery the child usually takes a number of days to recover from the anesthesia, the use of th...

Purdue researchers design fishes' diets to make you healthier

... perception that farm-raised fish or shellfish are inferior products and don't have the healthy fatty acids people need. "If they want more omega-3 in their fish, we can put it in. If they want fish that don't taste fishy, we can produce fish that don't taste fishy. The public just needs to say what it wants....

No evidence that walk-in clinics offer inferior care, study says

...e been criticized as "fast-food medicine" offering inferior care and opportunities for overuse by patients. However, Williams and his fellow researchers found little evidence to support these claims. "The negative perceptions of walk-in clinics do not appear to be confirmed by the practicing physicians we sur...

Alcohol may compound its damaging effects through frontocerebellar circuitry

...s of the cortex, including the parietal lobes, and inferior posterior vermian lobule, which itself correlated with parietal, prefrontal and frontal cortex volumes. These patterns of correlations were consistent with the separation of thalamic and pontine subcircuitry of the greater frontocerebellar circuit."...

Damage to the frontal lobes can affect a person's ability to 'stay on the job'

... dorsolateral frontal, right dorsolateral frontal, inferior medial, and superior medial. The five patient grou...ons, all of the frontal patient groups (except the inferior medial) had some degree of inconsistency of performance. Those with frontal lesions in the dorsolate...

The statin wars: Why AstraZeneca must retreat

...compared with its competitors, rosuvastatin has an inferior evidence base supporting its safe use. AstraZeneca has pushed its marketing machine too hard and too fast. It is time for McKillop to desist from this unprincipled campaign.'...

Brain-imaging study sheds more light on underlying cause of attention-deficit hyperactivity syndrome

...ed in large portions of the posterior temporal and inferior parietal cortices in children with ADHD. Elizabeth...ances in prefrontal cortices are localised to more inferior aspects of prefrontal regions than was previously appreciated. Our findings also indicate that prefr...

Patients recovering from depression with talk therapy show a 'distinct' pattern of brain changes

...lateral, ventrolateral and medial orbital frontal; inferior temporal and parietal). Furthermore, each treatment showed changes in unique brain regions supporting the top-down, bottom-up theories. What explains this reverse pattern? As CBT patients learn to turn off the thinking paradigm that leads them to dwe...

Environmental inequities cluster to harm poor children

...uted and crowded environments that are noisier and inferior in more dangerous neighborhoods with poorer services, more crime and traffic, and fewer elements of nature. These children also are more likely to attend schools and day-care facilities that are inadequate; they tend to read less, have fewer books at...

Call for randomised criminal-justice trials

...l decisions. Basing the management of offenders on inferior study designs that are non-randomised and underpowered denies them and us evidence about the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of new criminal-justice interventions. For example, punitive random mandatory drugs testing of prisoners has not been demonst...

Northwestern researchers pinpoint how false memories are formed

... Three brain areas (precuneus, right inferior parietal cortex and anterior cingulate) showed greater responses in the study phase to words that would later be falsely remembered as having been presented with photos, compared to words that were not later misremembered as having been presented wit...

Promise for helping adults with dyslexia

... brain known to be involved in reading -- the left inferior parietal cortex. In the task, both groups of subjects were asked to listen to words, then delete the initial phoneme -- for example, hear the word "cat" and repeat "at." As a control task, the subjects were asked only to repeat the words they heard, ...

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