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Society of Hospital Medicine to launch new medical journal

... and patient care. "The journal will also inform readers about non-clinical aspects of hospital medicine and public health, including the political, philosophic, ethical, legal, environmental, economic, historical, and cultural issues surrounding healthcare," said Dr. Wellikson. "Hospitalists are rapidly c...

Scientific evidence for diets: don't believe everything you read

...the number of subjects who were lost to follow-up, readers are unable to judge the effectiveness of a clinical treatment or ascertain whether or not a research finding has practical significance" explain the authors. Their results show that medication use was the least indicated of the characteristics, as 92...

Encryption, data hiding and watermarking: Subject of new book by NJIT expert

...ta hiding techniques within a framework that tells readers how to calculate the payloads the allowable hidden bits of information and crack the code of data hiding. It details, for instance, a Hollywood company whose films were illegally copied onto pirated videos and sold on the street. Using techniques p...

2004 Science-in-Society Award winners announced

... kind of book that creates an enduring interest in readers while also giving them the background to pursue the subject on their own," according to the judges. Newspaper -Alexandra Witze and Tom Siegfried of The Dallas Morning News for "Science's Big Unknown," a three-part series on nanotechnology that exp...

Is the '3 by 5' initiative the best approach to tackling the HIV pandemic?

...ution endorsing "3 by 5." Linked to the debate, readers of PLoS Medicine are being asked their views in a poll on whether the "3 by 5" initiative offers the best hope for tackling the HIV catastrophe....

Adults with dyslexia can improve with phonics-based instruction

...ch involved 19 adults with dyslexia and 19 typical readers without dyslexia. The mean age of participants, who were mostly from the Winston-Salem area, was 42.5. Dyslexia is the most common learning disability and affects about 10 percent of the population. "A huge number of adults have this problem, so...

LA BioMed research briefs

...ls of allergic reaction. In addition to providing readers with specific nut allergy resources throughout, Oh and Kennedy also discuss such concerns as: Who may be at risk for nut and peanut allergies How to identify the symptoms of a nut or peanut allergy Who to go to for testing and treatment and wha...

Experts debate benefits, dangers of chlorine in C&EN point-counterpoint

...line exclusives and is updated regularly to inform readers about the latest developments in the chemical world....

Childbirth and disasters discussed in July/Aug issue of Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health

...se-Midwives (ACNM). In JMWH's July/August issue, readers will find several other items of interest related to international health: The ACNM Home-Based Lifesaving Skills (HBLSS) program helps families and home birth attendants recognize and respond to maternal and newborn life-threatening complications...

New study shows phonics is critical for skilled reading

...lled reader, ultimately showing that phonics gives readers an edge, especially early on. This finding, descri...lings are written representations for sounds young readers already know. Once the model learns more words and spellings, including ones like "plain" and "pl...

Northwestern Memorial named one of nation's top 12 hospital-affiliated infertility clinics

...ry to write an article about infertility and offer readers a list of the top infertility centers in the count...lity' is particularly relevant because many of our readers are in their late thirties and forties, when fertility declines markedly. Our mission was to acknow...

CAD acts as 'intelligent colleague' in detecting polyps in the colon

...or of radiology at the University of Chicago. Four readers (two attending radiologists, a radiology resident ... of the polyps missed by the readers; however, the readers "disagreed" with the computer's assessment. Dr. Yoshida noted that the low 42% figure for human obse...

UCLA study shows Medicaid costs can shrink

...urses Gloria Mayer and Ann Kuklierus. Designed for readers with low health literacy, the guide offers easy-to-understand information on more than 50 common childhood medical issues, from fevers and minor scrapes to chicken pox and head lice. Head Start parents were surveyed about their family's health-care h...

Top medical and scientific societies commit to providing free access to research

...4. content for indexing by major search engines so readers worldwide can locate information. Continued development of long-term preservation solutions for online journals to ensure the ongoing availability of the scientific literature. Dedication to work with authors, peer-reviewers, and editors for the...

JCO to offer free online access to archived content

...cing oncologists, and the general public." Online readers will be able to access JCO research that is more than 12 months old without a subscription; this includes articles published from January 1999 to the present, all ASCO Clinical Practice Guidelines and Special Articles, the "Art of Oncology" series, a...

Postnatal depression: A personal view

...nes how these occasional essays will aim to remind readers what medicine means to the patient and will usually be commissioned to accompany a Seminar or Review article in the journal. The first account links to a Seminar on postpartum psychoses (p 303) by Ian Brockington (University of Birmingham, UK), who ...

fMRI depicts multisensory dysfunction in people with dyslexia

...rocessing in people with the disorder. "Dyslexic readers appear to process auditory and visual sensory cues... colleagues administered fMRI exams to 30 dyslexic readers and 30 normal readers as they performed three matching tasks--an auditory task, a visual task and a ...

Helping teachers use keys to vocabulary building

... bridge that gap. However, the textbooks and basal readers Bromley has examined mainly teach vocabulary through word lists, which teachers cover through study and drills. Her research indicates that successful vocabulary building requires teachers to help students actively use their current knowledge to lear...

Open-access publishing: The debate continues

...ld on the entirety of what has gone before and for readers to check whether they have done soresearchers and clinicians will sometimes make do with the abstract of an article they cannot obtain in full, which in many cases will give them inadequate, if not misleading, information.' A different model is propo...

North American mammographers prone to more false positives, study finds

...as age of women screened and number of mammography readers for each examination (single vs. double). North American programs also reported a higher percentage of DCIS. However, a higher percentage of abnormal mammograms did not appear to be associated with a higher rate of breast cancers being diagnosed. T...

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