Tag: "process" at medical news
Parents comfortable with vaccination for sexually transmitted infections for adolescent children
...e decision making; (2) how parents and adolescents process
information both about the diseases and the vaccines; (3) characteristics of parents and adolescents associated with vaccine acceptance, and (4) barriers to vaccination. The findings from such research will facilitate the development of educational p...
Mother's depression associated with increased risk of child's antisocial behavior
...tly likely to have conduct problems through a risk process
that operates environmentally over any contributions of their parents' antisocial personality." (Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2005; 62: 173 181. Available post-embargo at www.archgenpsychiatry.com ) Editor's Note: This study was supported by a grant from ...
Why North America is not a rhythm nation
...oronto, found that Bulgarian and Macedonian adults process
complex musical rhythms better than North American... significance of culture influences our ability to process
musical patterns, the researchers also conducted experiments with North American infants and found t...
Dedicated hospital stroke centers improve quality of acute care
...with our standards, which really assures a quality process
of care delivery; use of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines; and accountability through performance measurement for quality improvement," said Potter, who is executive director for international accreditation at the Joint Commission on Accre...
Rehabilitation can restore some vision after stroke
...ision. Through repetitive use of damaged areas, a process
known as neuroplasticity is induced. During neuroplasticity, the nerve activity related to vision is strengthened to help restore some of a person's visual functions. Sabel and his colleagues presented findings from six and 12 months of VRT. Fift...
Older people get the big picture faster, and they are less inhibited
...rom McMaster University discovered that the ageing process
actually improves certain abilities: Older people ...archers monitored how much time subjects needed to process
information about the direction in which a set of bars moved. When the bars were small, or when the ...
Full-body MRI shows promise for screening, but should stay in research area for now, study says
...olon, as well as the surrounding tissue. The whole process
takes about an hour, with breaks scattered throughout for patient comfort, equipment set-up and dialogue with the doctor. "Theoretically, screening with such proven MRI techniques could be of value to certain patients. There are some studies proving ...
Binghamton University launches microelectronics research center
...rs, or on plates of specialized glass in a 'batch' process
that has been the backbone of the integrated circu...) and flat panel display (FPD) industries. The R2R process
means that components can be produced more efficiently, at higher yields and at a lower cost. The ex...
Cell phone users drive like old folks
...eliminary tests showed older people were slower to process
information, as was expected. Then the psychologists had the young and older study participants "drive" in a high-tech driving simulator. Participants in the simulator used dashboard instruments, steering wheel and brake and gas pedals from a Ford ...
Promise of 'bladder pacemaker' for people with spinal cord injury
...lating a specific nerve in the pelvis triggers the process
that causes urine to begin flowing out from the bladder, refuting conventional thinking that "bladder emptying" requires signals from the brain. Their research, carried out with animals, could lead to a "bladder pacemaker" to restore bladder control ...
Nanoscale diagnostic sets sights on Alzheimer's
...ces. Because of the extreme sensitivity of the BCA process
that Mirkin's team developed, the researchers were... in the earliest stages of Alzheimer's. If the BCA process
can identify the markers before symptoms develop, doctors may be able to combat the illness in its n...
New test is first step in early detection of Alzheimer's disease
...Alzheimer's disease and block memory function by a process
predicted to be reversible. William L. Klein, professor of neurobiology and physiology in Northwestern's Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, and two colleagues reported the discovery of ADDLs in 1998. "Detection of plaques in patients may be too ...
Controversial Atkins Diet may be beneficial for people with epilepsy
...ates, the body is forced to burn fat for energy, a process
called ketosis. The review explains that this shift in energy results in an anticonvulsant effect, though the exact mechanisms are still not fully understood. Another treatment, still in preliminary stages, is a diet high in polyunsaturated fatty ...
Views from space help oil prospectors see deep underground
...y, and source and receiver coupling. The process
begins with a digital elevation model, available from many sources including space shuttle mapping and ESA's ERS-tandem mission. This provides topographic and gradient information for logistics and safety planning. Next comes radar imagery from spac...
Good medicine, good economics: African-Americans need equal treatment for pain, SLU study finds
...e relationship between their satisfaction with the process
and their self-reported disability nearly two year...also less satisfied with the Workers' Compensation process
and reported higher levels of post-settlement disability." Higher disability carries a cost, he not...
Monkey 'pay-per-view' study could aid understanding of autism
... experimental demonstrations that monkeys actually process
this information and use it in decision-making. "More broadly, it's important to understand how the brain processes social information and uses it to make decisions," said Platt. "Historically, the problem of understanding social cognition, social ev...
How the stories of ordinary people could give them more say over planning decisions
...language, are an essential ingredient in the whole process
of drawing up plans and making important environmental decisions." Professor Pidgeon argues that people's experience of environmental risk and their response to it is bound up with their own identity and sense of place. And this can only be captured ...
Mayo Clinic researchers identify new form of muscular dystrophy in adults
...he understanding of the muscular dystrophy disease process
and the role genes play in it. They say their research is a crucial first step toward discovering treatments, because genes offer a promising target at which aim new therapies. The report on the discovery will appear in the Jan. 26 online version of ...
Supermarket bakery workers risk developing asthma
...work-related asthma symptoms. Sensitisation is the process
by which repeated exposure to certain allergens causes hypersensitivity, inducing or exacerbating asthma symptoms. Dr Paul Cullinan, from Imperial College London and Royal Brompton Hospital, and one of the researchers adds: "While bakers' asthma is...
Case definition for polyneuropathy developed to standardize research
...extensive literature review and a formal consensus process
to develop an approach ranked by the likelihood of disease. According to the definition, the combination of neuropathic symptoms, signs, and abnormal electrodiagnostic studies provides the most accurate diagnosis of distal symmetrical polyneuropathy....
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