Tag: "right" at medical news
Men with chronic schizophrenia lose brain volume faster
...decline in gray matter volume was also seen in the right
frontal lobe. In addition, the study found faster ...the cerebrospinal fluid volume in the sulci of the right
frontal cortex and bilateral prefrontal and posterior temporal cortex, as well as in the left latera...
Many children improperly measured in doctors offices
... wall-mounted device with a headplate with a fixed right
angle. Children should stand without shoes, back, buttocks and heels flat against a hard surface with heels pressed together and eyes looking straight ahead. Toddlers and infants (those two years old and younger) should be measured on a length board....
Medical system pays little attention to behavior counseling
...h care services over time, more likely to take the right
medicines the right
way and better able to engage in work and play," the report concludes. "Systematically increasing co...
Finding sobriety, and saving money, through spirituality
...think of going to a meeting. Whether or not he is right
about [the effects of fellowship] is an area for future research. His study has set up a lot of important questions to pursue next." "We as a society are fortunate to have a developed system of self-help organizations that do not cost the taxpaye...
Scientists analyze stroke studies from the past 50 years; Success rate of experimental drugs described as 'remarkably dismal'
...ast 50 years to determine where those studies went right
and where they went wrong. Their research will appear in the June issue of Stroke, a publication of the American Heart Association. The study's lead author, UCLA neurologist Dr. Chelsea Kidwell, describes the rise of controlled clinical trials over t...
Poor reading skills have both physical, environmental causes
...of reading skills. "One possibility is that larger right
hemisphere structures might interfere with left hemisphere dominance of language processing," suggests Linda Lombardino, Ph.D., another co-author at the Institute. The researchers note that the correlation between reading ability and brain asymmetry...
Providing a bigger view: New imaging device offers better conditions for cancer treatment planning
...a breast cancer patient must lift an arm at almost right
angles to her back, so that the x-ray camera can target the breast region and avoid other sensitive areas which do not contain the cancer. A patient with Hodgkin's lymphoma must often lift both arms for imaging of the lymph nodes. The larger bore d...
Patent rights stimulate R&D, but fall short in helping poor countries obtain lifesaving drugs
...idge the gap between drug makers, who defend their right
to patent protection, and activists, who argue that patents unfairly drive up prices of pharmaceutical products," said Carol Medlin, PhD, project director at the UCSF Institute for Global Health. "Forum participants were trying to shoot down the midd...
Researchers closer to delivering new insulin pill for diabetics
... to improve them. "We've got something that works right
now, but I think we might be able to find something that has more responsiveness to be able to deliver even more insulin than this particular one," Foss said. "So we are changing some parameters, looking at different ratios, looking at different comp...
Material could lead to self-healing cavities
...releases calcium and phosphate ions, which "in the right
proportions, can form the natural mineral [hydroxy...application. "We are designing a specific material right
now, which the American Dental Association believes can be used as an orthodontic adhesive," said An...
Study suggests mechanical forces drive early heart development
...orming in two different regions to create left and right
ventricles on one side, and right
and left atria on the other. Taber and his colleagues are stumped so far on the bending component o...
European survey exposes poor patient awareness of new breast cancer treatments
...ng process. Susan Knox continues, "Women have the right
to play an active role in making their treatment decisions. Since breast cancer treatments are diverse and constantly changing, the more a woman knows, the more confident and calm she will be during treatment, having arrived at a decision in collabo...
Tourettes, other tic disorders far more common than once thought
...her in total amazement. We knew we had come to the right
place, Kurlan says. Through interviews and exams of the mans relatives, the team ultimately found about 200 members of the extended family of 2,500 people with the disorder. Kurlan thinks that the rate of Tourettes has been underestimated because th...
Tissue engineering could become new coronary bypass
...d a combination of growth factors delivered in the right
sequence at the proper time and in the right
place. Just injecting a large amount of it with a needle doesn't work." Coronary artery disease oc...
High-dose radiation treatment effective at fighting some cancers in children
...ne-time high dose of radiation right
at the site of the tumor reduces the dose of radiation to healthy tissues. Conventional external beam radiation therapy, while necessary for treating most pediatric tumors, can cause unwante...
New medical school model sets out to create more competent, caring doctors
...aught and assessed, Epstein found that not all the right
questions were being asked. There were lots of studies of the reliability of assessment instruments, but very little on whether what we assess is really what matters in medical care, says Epstein. More troubling was that few people had even identifie...
Rensselaer researchers seeing farther and faster with terahertz (Thz) imaging
...uld one day lead to computerized medical diagnoses right
in the physician's office. Zhang and his colleagues combined T-rays--those that are within the far-infrared region of the electromagnetic spectrum--with a new technique that delivers single-picosecond-long "blasts" or "chirped pulses" of light. Using...
Neuroscientists searching for roots of empathy find brain regions involved in learning by imitation
... images of their brains, but they could move their right
hands and watch a demonstrators hands reflected in...e being imitated by the other person, however, the right
inferior parietal cortex was more activated. Decety and Meltzoff believe the inferior parietal cor...
College freshmen more politically liberal than in the past, UCLA survey reveals
...hmen believe that same-sex couples should have the right
to legal marital status (compared to 56 percent last year and 50.9 percent in 1997). Only one-fourth (24.9 percent) of entering students advocate laws prohibiting homosexual relationships, compared to 27.2 percent last year. This is a significant dec...
Road skills hint at 'motion blindness' of Alzheimer's
...ccount an individuals driving ability. Losing the right
to drive is a tremendous burden; it inflicts further hardship on people who are already having a very difficult time, says Duffy. If we can understand who is really at risk for having difficulty driving, and for getting lost if the disease didnt mea...
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