Tag: "language" at medical news
Children's inability to automatically retrieve building blocks of language, math leads to learning disabilities in reading, writing, arithmetic
...ically retrieve and identify thebuilding blocks of language
and math forces children to use more cognitiveresources to recall basic material. This, in turn, means their attention is notfocused on higher thinking processes such as comprehension and problem solving,according to Berninger and Busse. They...
Study: moms' depression hurts kids' development
... showing schoolreadiness, verbal comprehension and language
skills than children of mothers whoare never depre...ted youngsters with various sophisticated tests of language
and mentaldevelopment and interviewed mothers about their levels of depression and theirtoddlers' be...
Peering into the amazing mind behind those baby blue eyes
...ience, isone of the world's leading authorities on language
and speech acquisition.Gopnik is a UC psychology professor and authority on child learning, psychologyand philosophy. "The new science shows that babies are thinking, solving problems andactively learning long before kindergarten," said Meltz...
Dyslexic children use nearly five times the brain area to perform an ordinary language task as normal children
...n area as normalchildren while performing a simple language
task, according to a new study by aninterdisciplin...ch is known to beone of the centers for expressive language
function. "The dyslexics were using 4.6 times as much area of the brain to do thesame langua...
Sub-saharan African music, visibly stressed E. coli, and the sounds of Mars at
National Acoustics meeting
... contains a large archive ofpress releases and lay language
papers describing numerous acoustics topics fromprevious meetings. PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS Here are some highlights from among the many papers being given at the Columbusmeeting. Full abstracts of the papers mentioned below can be viewed by typingin ...
Improving burn diagnosis and insights into perfect pitch at acoustics press conference
...with meaningful words very early in life. (See lay language
paper at http://www.acoustics.org/138th/deutsch.htm ) SOUNDING OUT THE CONTENTS OF DANGEROUS CHEMICALDRUMS Dan Costley University of Mississippi (601-324-2479, email@example.com ) Inside the 55-gallon sealed drum...
UI study shows classification system for evaluating childhood hip disease may be unreliable
...his stems from the lack of objective, standardized language
for evaluating the structures we're looking at on x-ray. This leads to problems in the clinic and in evaluating the literature." Based on Weinstein's observation and the discovery that there was little published work concerning the reliability of t...
Chemotherapy plus radiation therapy for head and neck cancer increases survival rates of some patients
...adiation oncologists, nutritionists and speech and language
pathologists. ASTRO is the largest radiation oncology society in the world, with more than 5,000 members....
Personal story aims to improve 'connections' between hard of hearing and the hearing world
...more attention in scholarly literature to the sign language
community and members of the deaf culture than to the much larger number of people with varying degrees of hearing loss - from mild to severe or profound," says Stenross, assistant dean of academic advising programs in UNC-CH's General College and Co...
More research needed to gauge estrogen's effects on Alzheimer's disease, Yale scientists say
... showed no improvement in mood, memory, attention, language
and motor skills. The study was conducted over a longer period and enrolled more women than past studies. Using a methodology similar to the one used in the UC Irvine study, Shaywitz said, future work should focus on whether estrogen can prevent t...
Promising new research on schizophrenia causes
...egion responsible for higher mental functions like language
and problem solving. In a postmortem study of the brains of schizophrenics, obtained from brain banks, Costa and his colleagues found that the level of reelin was half that in normal human brains. To confirm that finding, the UIC scientists conducte...
Health phone lines hampered by public's poor understanding of the term 'unconscious'
...ne of the questions incorrectly. Those whose first language
was not English were more likely to give the wrong answers, but understanding of the term among native English speakers was still poor, say the authors. The ability to understand what is meant by the term unconscious is important, say the authors, es...
Parents want more communication when infants are being treated in hospital intensive care nursery
..., treatment interventions, and potential outcomes; language
interpreters if necessary; and availability of written information on diagnoses and outcomes. Other study findings include: After participating in physician-counseling, the majority of parents said they expected some type of complication to occur, ...
Treatment helps dyslexics significantly improve reading, shows brain changes as children learn
...lmarks of the disorder are subtle deficits in oral language
processing of the sounds of the language, not reversal of letters. "We want to make it very clear that we didn't cure dyslexia, but we think we effectively treated it," said Berninger. "Because of differences in their brains, the boys in our study w...
Parents' language barrier may prevent eligible children from receiving government-sponsored health insurance, says study
...gests that parents' unfamiliarity with the English language
could be a major factor. The results of the study...lled, we found the most significant difference was language
related," said Chyongchiou J. Lin, Ph.D., assistant professor of Health Services Administration at t...
New Alzheimer's treatment Reminyl(galantamine) completes EU mutual recognition procedure
...ntamine) can improve patient's cognition including language
and memory and preserves the ability to perform daily tasks. These improvements are crucial to physicians, patients and caregivers alike. We are hopeful that this approval will make this new option treatment option accessible to many more patients in...
Clinical trial results show single-dose Zithromax® as effective as 10 days of Augmentin® in treating children's ear infections
...e temporary hearing loss and may impair speech and language
skills, parents should understand the importance of seeking proper treatment. Physicians will often prescribe an antibiotic since bacteria are a frequent cause of ear infections. Most antibiotics require 10 days of multi-dose treatment. Children m...
Hartford Institute/AACN award honors nursing schools for innovative gerontology education
...meetings with Hispanic elders as part of a Spanish language
course for health professionals. Winston-Salem State University, School of Health Sciences, Department of Nursing - Since first initiating a gerontological nursing course in 1992 as a requirement for all baccalaureate nursing students, the university...
Common hearing test for newborns may be wrong up to a third of the time
...looked for years have a much harder time acquiring language
and speech skills. But those who get hearing aids or cochlear implants early because of an in-hospital test or an alert pediatrician can often progress normally. As a result, a 1993 National Institutes of Health report and a 1995 joint commission end...
Researchers image language recovery after stroke
...ersity School of Medicine in St. Louis have imaged language
areas of the brain during recovery from stroke. Th...ern could lead to a better understanding of normal language
processes and help optimize stroke therapy. The study is reported in the Dec. 26 issue of the journa...
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