Tag: "reading" at medical news
Routine Dental X-ray May Be A Valuable Tool In Stroke Prevention
...c radiograph to detect carotid calcification after reading
a journal article from 1981 that reported such a possibility. A panoramic radiograph is a wide-angle frontal X-ray taken during a patient's first visit to establish the initial condition of the teeth and surrounding bone and at periodic intervals th...
Kids Near Airports Don't Read As Well
...ers showed that the link between chronic noise and reading
scores is the chronic noise exposure -- not noisy ...lplessness, and impaired cognitive development and reading
achievement. "These effects have all been well documented," says Evans. "Unfortunately, we're exper...
Cardiovascular Costs, Deaths Projected To Rise In 1998
... 200 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) andhigher. A reading
of 200-239 mg/dL is considered borderline high. Of this group,37.7 million American adults (about 20 percent) have levels of 240 mg/dL.Readings of 240 and above are considered high. "The important point is that for adults, cholesterol levels...
Researchers Study 'Natural' Screen For Cancer
... for example. A highly sensitive camera capable of reading
only the light produced by the hypericin transmits an imageback to a computer screen for closer scrutiny. "Hypericin gives us a very natural way of screening for various types ofcancer," says Rawicz, whose lab produces much of its own hyperic...
Study Finds St. John's Wort Can Cut Alcohol Consumption
...entist said he became curious about the herb after reading
andhearing reports last year on its anti-depressive properties. "I thought that since depression and alcoholism have a strong biologicallink, if it worked for depression, then it might just have a beneficial effecton alcoholism as well," he s...
Remembering Your Medications: Older Are Wiser
...or engaging in regular activities at home, such as reading
the paper, watching aparticular television show, or talking with family members. After these initial assessments, participants received the prescriptions theywere taking in new containers, special bottles with caps containing tinyelectronic monitorin...
UCSF Recruting Breast Cancer Patients For Herbal Therapy Study
...dying past clinicaltrials of herbal therapies, and reading
text books on the subject, UCSFresearchers developed a formula consisting of a range of herbs that they hopewill alleviate multiple side effects of chemotherapy. The formula contains 21herbs and has received an Investigational New Drug (IND) license...
How Ritalin Enhances Memory: Clues Provided By Brain Scans of ADHD Patients Using The Drug
...ls with ADHD encounter, from coping with laborious reading
to neverremembering to complete one of multiple unfinished tasks, Dr. Schweitzer says."These findings expand upon earlier data on AD/HD that suggested there wasunderactivity in AD/HD and show us that there are also areas that areoveractive," saysDr. ...
A Trip To The Dentist Could Cause Symptoms In Asthmatic Kids
...g or after treatment. The spirometer reading
showed a significant decrease in lung function in about 15 percent of the patients, Casamassimo said. A 10 to 20 percent decrease in lung function -- depending on the spirometer test used -- is considered significant. Most of the ...
Low "Health Literacy" Increases Hospitalizations
People who have trouble reading
and understanding health-relatedmaterials are more...nreasonably well by compensating for their lack of reading
skills." They call for "patient centered interviewing skills (that) can helptranscend the so...
Want To Eat Less Fat? Resolve To Read Food Labels
...p people choose healthier, lower-fat foods?Or does reading
the "Nutrition Facts" box while devouring a bag of...sociation. "We found a strong relationship between reading
nutrition labels and eating lessfat," says lead author Marian Neuhouser, Ph.D., R.D. "People who don...
Infrared Thermometers A Good Alternative For Use On Newborns
... researchers took one axillary reading
three hours aftera feeding. They found that axillary and rectaltemperatures were in close agreement, much like the full-term babies incribs. It's also common practice to take an in...
Member Of The "Coasters" Making A Real-Life Comeback After Experiencing An
Aneurysm Two Years Ago
... therapists andespecially his own family. Although reading
comprehension has been an ongoingchallenge, Richards is again able to participate in life. His once-weakenedright hand, for example, has regained strength, allowing him to play pool, golf-- even racquetball. Richards began his professional singing ca...
UF Researchers Cite Possible Link Between Autism, Schizophrenia And Diet
...l voices notheard by others, or believe others are reading
their minds, controllingtheir thoughts or plotting to harm them. In addition, their speech andbehavior can be so disorganized that they may be incomprehensible orfrightening to others. In the UF studies, researchers injected rats with the pr...
NICHD-Funded Researchers Show Estrogen Effects On Brain After Menopause
...uter-generatedimages of the brain during thinking, reading
or remembering. Briefly, thetechnology measures t...Such phonetic codes arebelieved to be critical for reading
and for holding information in memory forbrief periods of time (e.g., remembering a telephone number...
USC Historian Sifts World's Oldest Printed Medical Books For Clues To Riddle Of Gender
...h Furth retells in compelling,annotated detail. In reading
Furth's work, one finds that beneath the vast differences in theoryand the great differences between the development of European and Chinesecivilizations, there was a surprising similarity in the social practice ofmedicine on opposite sides of Eurasi...
Cochlear Implant Increases Access To Mainstream Education
...studies will compare the type of intervention (lip reading
vs. sign language)used. "Our first priority is the development of verbal language regardless of thetype ofintervention," he says. "It appears that the cochlear implant enhances theachievement of thisgoal." Francis cautions that their resul...
Multitasking Behaviors Mapped To The Prefrontal Cortex
...e, people who are interrupted by aphone call while reading
must be able to keep in mind the memory of what theywere reading
just before talking on the phone. Once the phone call is over,they should be able to return to the ...
Near-Sightedness In Children Linked To Light Exposure During Sleep Before Age Two
...estigators have theorized that so-callednearwork - reading
and other close-at-hand occupations - is responsible for theincrease. While not bearing directly on the nearwork hypothesis, the currentfindings suggest that the greater ambient nighttime light levels associated withindustrialization may be a leading...
National Survey: Leg Crossing Is Taboo But Women Indulge Anyway
...s most often during socialsituations (51 percent), reading
(35 percent) and watching TV (32 percent), thesurv...TV (41 percent), relaxing at home (39 percent) and reading
(37percent). Finally, younger women are more likely than their mothers or grandmothers tohave grown ...
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