Tag: "reading" at medical news
fMRI depicts multisensory dysfunction in people with dyslexia
...f American elementary school children may have the reading
disorder, according to the National Institute of M...t distinguish the sounds in spoken words. However, reading
is a complex mental task, requiring a series of interactions among areas of the brain that control a...
2nd opinion from major center leads to better breast cancer detection, treatment changes
...n, their interpretation differed from the original reading
in 45 percent (67) of the patients. That change in interpretation made a difference in recommendations for 43 patients, representing 30 percent of the entire group. The U-M physicians advised additional or different biopsy procedures, additional fol...
National study seeks cause of baffling, fatal disorder called multiple system atrophy
... positive. Because her atrophied eye muscles make reading
impossible, Suzanne now listens to books on tape and watches TV. For fun together, the couple has taken several cruises since her diagnosis and has another one planned to sail around the tip of South America. The 12-Site Study Si...
Distress-prone people more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease
...ey did cognitively stimulating activities, such as reading
a book. To see whether cognitive activity could account for the relationship between distress proneness and Alzheimer's, the researchers analyzed the data while controlling for cognitive activity, but the results were not changed. To investigate whet...
Emergency cardiac monitoring strategy tested in ambulances
..., ambulance medics push a button to send the first reading
to an emergency department computer. An audible alert accompanies the transmission. If the software detects changes in subsequent ECGs, it automatically transmits them, as well. Drew chose Santa Cruz County as a testing ground for the new system b...
Using fMRI technology to understand hyperlexia
...some degree of autism display extremely precocious reading
skills. Appearing in Neuron, the case study uncov...uggest that hyperlexia is the true opposite of the reading
disability dyslexia. Hyperlexia is found in very rare cases in children who are on the "autism sp...
Study shows how well heartburn sufferers follow directions for over-the-counter Prilosec OTC
...s decided to purchase Prilosec OTC based solely on reading
the box label, which listed contraindications and dosing regimen as well as information on the kinds of symptoms Prilosec OTC can ease. Participants were given diaries to record their experience during and after the time they took the drug. They wer...
Virtual reality helps breast cancer patients cope with chemotherapy
...that distraction intervention might be knitting or reading
a book, but our study examined the effectiveness virtual reality, specifically in breast cancer patients." Schneider and researchers at Case Western Reserve enrolled 20 breast cancer patients, between the ages of 18 and 55, who were scheduled to rece...
Intervention program helps reduce television viewing in preschool children
...cipated in an intervention program that encouraged reading
and eating dinner together as a family, watched le...alth promotion curriculum. The program emphasized reading
and other alternatives to watching television, and stressed the importance of eating meals together ...
The physics of films, butterflies, banknotes and rainbows
... 10) Detecting the colours of darkness (p. 20) A reading
and writing revolution (p. 18) Maxwell's equations and earthquakes (p. 21) Lord Kelvin, science and religion (p. 56)...
Orange juice fortified with plant sterols found to lower 'bad' cholesterol in healthy volunteers
...erol levels, defined as having a total cholesterol reading
of more than 200 mg/dL. The inclusion of sterols in orange juice offers an important treatment option without increasing saturated fat and at the same time providing vitamin C, flavonoids and other essential nutrients." The American Heart Associatio...
Home blood pressure monitoring helps patients manage hypertensive drug treatments
... pressure of 140/80, the diastolic pressure is 80) reading
of 95 mm Hg (millimeters of mercury) or more as measured at physicians' offices and then randomized them to receive antihypertensive drug treatment based on office blood pressure readings (n=197) or home blood pressure readings (n=203). The study to...
Teens present research findings at major international meeting
...ogy Department for the last two years. And I enjoy reading
books by Kurt Vonnegut." Tina plans to attend Boston University and hopes to become an orthodontist. "I will most likely open a clinic in Los Angeles and possibly an additional one in Shanghai, China," she adds. "I enjoy listening to alternative, ind...
Pioneering treatments for irritable bowel syndrome, post traumatic stress disorder
...he patient undertaking much of the therapy through reading
material, structured homework, and diagnostic tools. "It's the wave of the future," says doctoral research supervisor Edward B. Blanchard, director of the UAlbany Center for Stress and Anxiety Disorders. "The treatment is very accessible to people w...
More older women are retaining 'young' breasts causing potential screening problems
... to unnecessary biopsies because of uncertainty in reading
the results, a meeting of screening specialists will hear on Tuesday (16 March). Mammogram samples from a screening programme in the Netherlands showed that a quarter of women aged 50 to 69 had the 'dense' mammographic breast patterns more normal...
Blood pressure may predict recurrent cardiovascular events in women
...heart beats. The lower number in a blood pressure reading
is called the diastolic blood pressure (DBP) and is the pressure between beats. Normal blood pressure is defined as SBP below 120 mm Hg and DBP below 80 mm Hg. High blood pressure is defined as blood pressure of 140/90 mm Hg or greater. "Our pros...
Prototype system developed by Wright State computer engineer allows blind to 'see'
...dividuals efficiently conduct daily tasks, such as reading
a book or newspaper and efficiently accessing the ... users tremendously in recognizing faces, objects, reading
books, surfing the Web and safely navigating in dynamic environments." He said the applications of ...
Mount Sinai to offer NearVision CK
...n in emmetropic presbyopes (those who require only reading
glasses) and hyperopic presbyopes (those who require reading
and distance glasses). Generally, CK is performed on one eye to restore near vision without comprom...
Nanotech imaging, molecular fingerprints and signatures hold promise for cancer
... conventional histological measures. By reading
the metabolic portrait from prostate samples, the Harvard/MGH research team was able to determine the tumor aggressiveness. Magnetic resonance spectroscopy analysis of the tissue metabolic fingerprint correlated with the patient clinical status, such...
Caregivers, remember this: Patients' medications ease your distress too
...ot enjoying previously pleasurable activities like reading
or visiting with one's grandchildren such behaviors were reduced markedly in the group on galantamine, but not in the group taking a placebo medication. "These are a major reason that people go into nursing homes," says Tariot. "Such behaviors are ...
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