Tag: "learning" at medical news
Few lessons are learnt from NHS inquiries
...un an inquiry, and few arrangements exist to carry learning
about the inquiry process over from one inquiry to another. Inquiry reports are often long, and many produce similar findings despite addressing failures in the quality of care which on the face of it have little in common, add the authors. Often the...
Memory training may help some Alzheimer's patients in the early stages of the disease
...ies, such as the hippocampus. "This suggests that learning
or relearning can take place without involving the hippocampus," says Clare, "albeit perhaps a little slower or less efficient. Although at this point we can only speculate, if other brain areas can take over some of the functions of damaged areas, ...
Schizophrenia has different sub-types linked to problems in different parts of the brain
...erbal Learning Test to assess different aspects of learning
and memory, including overall recall ability, rate of learning
over repeated trials, ability to retain learned material over time, and subsequent item recognition....
Exercise, talk therapy may help relieve some symptoms of Gulf War veterans' illnesses
...regions, and symptoms involving their thinking and learning
abilities. All had served in the Gulf War between August 1990 and August 1991, and all had started experiencing symptoms after deployment to the Persian Gulf. They could not have a clearly defined disease that accounted for their symptoms, or physic...
Rutgers study shows learning ability under stress still strong in Prozac-treated females
...CATAWAY, N.J. The drug Prozac protects a female's learning
abilities after a stressful or traumatic event, ac...reatment. They found that after a stressful event, learning
was impaired in the control group but not in the group treated with Prozac. The researchers also fou...
Obesity study focuses on after-school hours
...ll have a period of warm-up and skill instruction, learning
or sharpening age-appropriate fundamentals such as dribbling a basketball, Dr.Yin said. Next the children will move into 30 to 40 minutes of aerobic activity using game formats that keep them moving, followed by strength-training using calisthenics a...
Internal medicine organizations agree on principles of recertification program
...he agreement reinforces our commitment to lifelong learning
and the commitment of our organizations to work together to foster excellence in the practice of medicine for our patients and for the profession," said Bernard M. Rosof, MD, co-chair of the joint ABIM/ACP-ASIM committee that discussed recertificatio...
The eyes have it: Study shows infants more tuned into wider world than previously believed
...wing another person's line of sight is crucial for learning
about language and understanding the emotions of o...between your eyes and objects. "Eyes are a key to learning
about the physical world and profiting from other people's experience. By taking cues from others, b...
Animal studies prove hormone replacement therapy improves memory, report Pitt researchers
PITTSBURGH, Nov. 5 For estrogen to enhance learning
and memory, nerve cells in the brain called cholinergic neurons are essential to the process, suggest animal studies performed by researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy and reported in the November issue of Hormones and Beha...
Cholesterol drug could lead to new therapy for multiple sclerosis
...people." Another next step, says Youseff, will be learning
even more precisely how atorvastin acts in the immune system. "We want to see what happens to really get to the bottom of this." Co-authors of the study were Juan C. Patarroyo and Manuel Bravo of the University of California, San Francisco Departmen...
Depletion of body chemical can cause memory, mood changes
...tryptophan, and hence serotonin, appears to impair learning
and memory and can cause depressed mood, especially in people who have a family history of depression, Riedel says." The experiments involved 27 volunteers, 16 of whom had an immediate relative with major depression. Researchers lowered the level of ...
Robotic heart surgery: making repairs without lifting the hood
...l technique, but that might be attributable to the learning
curve necessary to use the new approach. The heart was stopped for 34 minutes on average, versus about 20 for traditional surgery. The time needed on a cardiopulmonary bypass machine was also slightly longer. Patients in the study had no major ...
$15 million grant spurs cancer collaboration; M. D. Anderson, University of Puerto Rico
...e advanced therapies for patients with cancer. "By learning
from physicians already treating patients in Hispanic populations, we will increase our own sensitivity to minority needs," continues Gibbs. "It is our hope that this collaboration not only will improve our level of patient care, but will be the begi...
Videotaping message helps black teens eat more fruits, veggies
...and a third method that combined behavioral skills learning
with a motivational technique called strategic sel...p that combined videotaping with behavioral skills learning
and those in the behavioral skills-only group both increased their fruit and vegetable intake, compa...
Symphony of memory formation revealed
...mpus making distinct but changing contributions as learning
takes place," said lead author Michael M. Zeineh, a Brain Mapping Center researcher and student in the David Geffen School of Medicine's Medical Scientist Training Program. "Brain activity increases as information is introduced, then diminishes as th...
Family friendly work policies may need to be refocused
...gs people are starting to think about are creating learning
opportunities at work that can be applied at home," Grzywacz said. "For example, an employer might offer parenting classes. The idea behind 'Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work' also fits this model - it's an opportunity to build bridges between work...
Brief exposure to Mandarin can help American infants learn Chinese
...s the first experimental demonstration of phonetic learning
from natural exposure to language under controlled...six months of life infants begin to concentrate on learning
the sounds of their native language and lose their ability to distinguish the sounds important to fo...
Dont ask, dont tell: Medical students shifting attitudes about permission to examine
...ven their consent. Students will still have a good learning
experience, and they'll also learn important lessons about medical professionalism and ethics," Ubel concludes....
Schools culture of testing and targets squeezes support for 'at risk' youngsters
... and support children with the greatest social and learning
needs, according to new research funded by the ESRC. And Government initiatives to avoid children being excluded from primary schools will have limited success unless changes are made in how support agencies work together, warns Dr Sheila Macrae, of ...
Ann Arbor chemist wins national award for drug discovery
...oth noted. The trick to Roth's structure was first learning
what parts of statins were necessary to work and in what fashion. Then he studied which he could replace with simpler components. The part of Lipitor that anchors the drug in place, for example, went from a highly complicated structure to one that us...
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