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

...y be the most difficult and nuanced for doctors to pick up on with a 'single' clinical assessment. The patient may need to be assessed more than once over a period of time. Inconsistency over repeated assessments is an important measure of impairment." The inspiration for this frontal lobe study came abou...

High blood pressure is a factor in some 'senior moments'

... up a phone number then walking to another room to pick up the phone and dial the number. This type of "running memory" function often begins to fail as people age, said Jennings. While the volunteers participated in the computer exercises such as remembering the location of flashing squares while tappi...

New blood test could detect lung cancer in its earliest stages

...s of cancer, possibly before a PET scan or CT scan pick up the image of a tumor on the lungs. Moreover, researchers can develop new drugs designed to block a protein's unique role in causing cancer. "The biology of lung cancer may have been played out by the time we detect a tumor using imaging studies li...

Another US airport travel hazard dirty hands

...e that fail to wash after using restrooms go on to pick up children, handle food, greet family and use the other public facilities. Hand washing can be instrumental in controlling the spread of common and more serious infections," says Daly, Director of the Microbiology Laboratories, Primary Children's M...

New Mayo Clinic approach to kidney transplants means more patients can be successfully transplanted

... weak, in fact, that the cross-match test couldn't pick it up. When they reached this point, the cross-match test would then be negative -- and a kidney transplant could safely proceed. The Technology To dilute a patient's antibody profile, doctors used a well-known and easily obtainable technology in a...

Children with sickle cell anemia often don't receive antibiotics to prevent deadly infections

...ating factors is that in both states, you can only pick up enough antibiotics to cover about 30 days at a time. Providing enough medication to protect a child from infections for a year requires repeated requests for refills and visits to a pharmacy. "Many insurance groups, including Medicaid, place limit...

Appreciation of humor doesn't change with age

... and seven neutral written statements and asked to pick out the humorous ones. Examples of humor statements included: (i) Sign in a tailor shop -- "Please have a fit upstairs"; and (ii) Sign in a hotel -- "Guests are invited to take advantage of the chambermaid". An example of a neutral statement included...

Scientists shed new light on speed of infant learning

...hat's truly amazing is how rapidly they're able to pick up these concepts." To conduct their experiments, the researchers employed a unique eye-tracking experiment with four- and six-month-old infants, who were shown a 32-inch computer screen depicting a ball rolling horizontally back and forth. After ...

UIC project may reduce drug name confusion

...xplained. "It will allow them to screen a name and pick a different one if it's going to be too confusing." Lambert is conducting the project in collaboration with researchers from UIC's departments of computer science and psychiatry and with the University of Buffalo's psychology department....

What's in your child's lunchbox?

...eals Matter: 1. Take kids shopping and have them pick out foods they like. 2. Teach kids how to read food labels and make healthier decisions about what they eat. 3. Have kids help pack their lunch. Teach them how to pack a well-balanced and portion-appropriate lunch. 4. Choose healthier sna...

Many low income Medicare beneficiaries will still face high drug bills under proposals in Congress

...e to Medicaid beneficiaries, leaving the states to pick up those costs. In 2006, a couple at 130 percent of poverty ($17,017 projected for 2006) with no drug coverage is estimated to spend one-fifth of their income on drugs. This couple would see their out-of-pocket drug costs reduced to 4.1 percent of in...

College students get better grades when they take psychological principals courses

... student," he said. "Most students pick up these skills, if they ever do, by accident, by being in the right place at the right time. But we can teach them these skills and help them succeed in college."...

Amnesia, confusion may signal concussion

.... "Following concussion the brain slows and we can pick that up by measuring response time to various stimuli." For this study, Dr. Collins, Dr. Lovell, and Freddie H. Fu, M.D., compared ImPACT results from 231 concussed high school and college athletes with that of 50 non-concussed age- and gender-matche...

Taking control: Lab testing you order for yourself

... choose to have reports mailed to them or they may pick them up at the Service Center. (Web-based test ordering and reporting is in final development.) Results Direct will not send a customer's results to the physician. Results are guaranteed in two to five days, but are usually available the ne...

Single protein is key in response to bacterial, viral infections

...tive screening mechanism allows the researchers to pick out any mice that, by chance, show interesting characteristics, such as weakened responses to infection. In the latest research, Dr. Beutler and his colleagues identified a mouse whose immune system did not react to a substance called endotoxin, a co...

Improved molecular beacons show promise for cancer detection, rapid viral diagnosis

...ust develop a detection system sensitive enough to pick up very faint signals. A definitive cancer diagnosis requires recognizing several markers, so they will also have to use several beacons systems together, each targeting different markers and producing different signals. For in-vivo use, researchers...

Engineering researchers are designing the ultimate fabrics, for casual or military wear

...n be woven with sensors that can detect chemicals, pick up satellite signals, and perform other feats. Jones and his colleagues also foresee numerous industrial uses. Jones and Martin also have received a $400,000 National Science Foundation Information Technology Research (ITR) grant to design wearable ...

Study finds more satisfaction in same-race doctor-patient relationships

...r own physician, patients were also more likely to pick doctors of their same race. In addition, white respondents were more likely to be race concordant with their physician when compared to African-American, Hispanic, and Asian American respondents. "Is Doctor-Patient Race Concordance Associated with Gr...

Delay in diagnosis for AS patients can lead to permanent spinal damage

...simple things most people take for granted such as pick up my daughter," said Tish Pollack, 42. "I worry that my daughter has inherited AS from me, and I hope more treatments and even a cure can be found within my lifetime." Approximately 60 percent of respondents said having the disease limits their abil...

Lung cancer screening trial compares CT and standard x-ray

.... Through past data, we now know that CT scans can pick up smaller nodules than X-rays, some of which will...le stage, it is very hard to detect. CT scans can pick up tumors under one centimeter in size, while chest X-rays can detect most tumors larger than one ce...

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