Tag: "readers" at medical news
Short-term dyslexia treatment strengthens key brain regions
...g tests. The dyslexic children and a group of good readers
of the same age underwent functional magnetic reso...reading process. Both dyslexic children and normal readers
used the same specific parts of their brains to perform these tasks, says lead study author Elizabet...
Yale researchers identify two types of childhood reading disability
... inherent type with higher cognitive ability (poor readers
who compensate for disability), and a more environ... Biological Psychiatry, show that compensated poor readers
were able to overcome some of the disability, improving their ability to read words accurately and t...
Rutgers researcher: Brains in dyslexic children can be 'rewired' to improve reading skills
...sk contrasted sharply with those of the 12 normal readers
in the experiment's control group. The dyslexics' scans showed a lack of activity in the language-critical temporal regions of the brain. The training program, which included dyslexic children aged 8 to 12 years, was designed to help them learn to ...
Lancet readers to join WHO election debate
... of the World Health Organisation (WHO)-and Lancet readers
are being invited to join the debate about who sho...ion on WHO and international health and will allow readers
to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org where their comments will be posted on the website....
Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association moves to Web-based rapid access weekly publication
...delighted to offer the articles to authors and our readers
as soon as they are ready for publication in the identical form that will be printed four or five weeks later," he says. "Subscribers to Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association will be getting their news on a weekly basis, instead of mont...
Public strong on opinions weaker on knowledge
...ct (5.85). Likewise, although broadsheet newspaper readers
scored higher (5.78) than tabloid readers
(4.13), the difference was less marked than might be thought. - Those who watch television news ver...
Researchers support early intervention for all children with reading difficulties
...ding to the researchers, "The overlap between poor readers
identified as learning disabled and those not so identified is substantial, and little external validity exists for the differentiation of reading disability on the basis of IQ- discrepancy." When discrepancy is used in federal regulations as a crit...
Journal of Nuclear Medicine honors top articles for 2001
...ar medicine community. Journal of Nuclear Medicine readers
include nuclear medicine physicians, technologists, physicists, scientists and researchers....
Methods used in reporting results of new treatments may be misleading
...on a new treatment. Without more comparative data, readers
may be basing their decisions to use a new treatment on incomplete information." Nuovo and family physician Joy Melnikow, who are both faculty in UC Davis School of Medicines Department of Family and Community Medicine, reviewed 359 articles involvin...
Cigarette ads target youth, violating $250 billion 1998 settlement
...s that enabled the industry to reach as many young readers
as ever, the researchers found. They propose that...g Administration as those with more than 2 million readers
under 18 (such as Sports Illustrated or People) or with greater than 15-percent young readers
UCSF study shows breast cancer screening programs that interpret the most mammograms
...to detect cancer, was higher among the high volume readers
than medium and low volume readers. Furthermore, the U.K. high volume readers
were as accurate or more accurate than the high volume U.S. readers
were. The high accuracy achieved...
Individual neurons reveal complexity of memory within the brain
...and learning. He has co-authored two books for lay readers
on the higher functions of the brain: Inside the Brain and Conversations with Neil's Brain. This research involves patients with epilepsy who were awake during surgery and agreed to respond to requests to recall words, names of pictures and sounds. ...
US direct-to-consumer advertising ambiguous in communication of drug benefits
...otional appeal. This strategy probably leaves many readers
with the perception that the drug's benefit is large and that everyone who uses the drug will enjoy the benefit. The provision of complete information about benefit would serve the interests of physicians and the public." The researchers examined sev...
Treatment helps dyslexics significantly improve reading, shows brain changes as children learn
...n reading skills. The controls were above average readers
for their age and learned to read very easily. The dyslexics had delayed reading skills and were reading well below average for their age group. They also had a family history of multi-generational dyslexia. Both groups underwent spectroscopic imag...
American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology update guidelines for treatment of heart attack
...possibilities." The version on the Internet allows readers
to quickly find changes in theguidelines. Text that has been changed is identified by strikeout (strikeout)and new text by shading (shading). Some of the most significant highlights ofthe new guidelines are: The previous guidelines recognized that...
Are the signs of dyslexia in a newborn baby?
... until the ageof 8, when normal, poor and dyslexic readers
were identified. Comparing the newborn br... However, several babies who grew up to be normal readers
would also have beentargeted for intervention. For comparison, Molfese chose 24 children from thenor...
New book on osteoporosis covers preventing and treating 'The Aging Disease' in consumer language
...each chapter, profiles of typical patients to help readers
identifythemselves, steps to reduce risks, and sources for additional information,including newsletters and cookbooks. "My goal was to present user-friendly information that will help the currentgeneration of men and women, and the next generation, ...
Baby Talk: Parents Do Make A Difference, By Promoting Childhood Chatter, From Birth To Age 3
...nts" between caregivers and children. "We want our readers
to benefit from what we've learned about languageacquisition because that makes parenting more fun," Golinkoff adds. "Over thepast three decades, we've learned so much about how babies talk that acompletely different picture of them has emerged. Toda...
Decline In Vaccination Could Lead To Resurgence Of Rubella
...sease could be seen in the UK. The authors remind readers
of the potentially devastating effects of rubella infection and warn pregnant women that an immune' result after a routine antenatal test, does not necessarily preclude any recent or current infection. They say that any symptoms or suspected exposur...
New Book (And Web Site) Use 'Currency' Of Aging To Guide And Motivate Healthy Choices
...prevention and longevity not only suggestsways for readers
to become "younger" but tells them exactly how much differenceeach health decision, or combination of decisions, will make. "RealAge: Are You as Young as You Can Be?" by Dr. Michael Roizen, chairmanof anesthesiology and critical care at the Universit...
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