Tag: "skills" at medical news
First mouse model for multiple system atrophy points to new treatment targets for brain diseases
...howed slowly progressive problems with their motor skills
associated with the nerve-cell damage. Neurons are important in transmitting signals and in maintaining learning and memory. "The uniqueness of this disease is that, unlike most of the neurodegenerative diseases, which affect neurons primarily and ol...
Cardiologists underestimate racial and ethnic disparities in care
...ent felt that increasing patients' self-management skills
would be effective and 53 percent felt that expanding health insurance would help. In contrast, fewer than 30 percent of cardiologists felt increasing physician awareness or improving cultural competence of either the health provider or the institut...
New trials for counseling caregivers and patients with Alzheimer's begin
...er. Caregivers will learn about the typical needs, skills
and limitations of people at this stage of the disease and how to relate to their parents in a way that enhances their experience, and makes the most of their parent's remaining strengths. A third trial will provide couples counseling for people wit...
NYU Child Study Center receives grant from the American Red Cross September 11 recovery program
...s active, responsive parents and to develop coping skills
that allow them to manage their own grief and distress. The 8-week Life Enrichment Program is designed to help decrease distress, increase energy and confidence, improve parent-child relationships and decrease child distress. In addition, the prog...
Viagra used in stroke recovery study
...elp individuals regain or improve motor and speech skills
as well as cognitive thinking. Viagra, or sildenafil, is a commonly prescribed drug for erectile dysfunction. "We realized that we need to look at what we can do to help people who have had a stroke get their lives back," says Brian Silver, M.D., pri...
Alcohol's damaging effects on adolescent brain function
...o make the brain less able to learn important life skills
that can help one avoid trouble as an adult." Monti added that another important aspect of the symposium was its intent to "bridge the gap" between two quickly evolving but generally disparate areas of research, animal and human. "This is the first ...
Dialogue & personal example work best for parents in drug talks with teens
...is critical to hone both listening and observation skills
in discussions with their children about drugs or other issues faced by young people, the researchers note. Parents can significantly boost their credibility in drug talks with teens by offering personal examples, their own testimonials being the bes...
Gladstone Institutes rank high in the scientist survey of best places for postdocs
...ique mentoring and management needs and leadership skills
needed within a scientific environment. Training w...help fellows acquire the leadership and management skills
they will need for a successful scientific career-skills that are not formally taught during graduat...
Teaching a less obvious medical skill -- Ethical decision-making
... often isn't one. Doctors routinely learn specific skills
from textbooks, multimedia tools and hands-on training -- from diagnosing rare disorders to honing surgical techniques using state-of-the-art instruments. Ethical decision-making can be unsettling to medical students, who are accustomed to seeking ou...
Services for children: Training needed to tackle complexity of new labour's joined-up approach
...ty was a positive thing and that the knowledge and skills
of all members should be given equal value, was crucial in confronting and resolving conflicts. "Emphasis on new ways of working can be exciting and enriching, but it requires funded time to work through the challenges of sharing knowledge, expertise...
Listening to fear: Helping kids cope, from nightmares to the nightly news
... to support and help kids develop effective coping skills
they'll have for life....
The research assessment exercise is damaging UK medicine
...e. In every other industrialised country, clinical skills
are highly prized. It is therefore disturbing that some schools, to save money, have failed to appoint professors when chair-holders retire or have redistributed funding to appoint non-medical scientists." He adds: "There is currently corporate insan...
NHS Trusts meeting government target on stroke units 'in name only'
..., or senior doctors. Staffing levels and available skills
also varied widely within the units, and the quality of care provided in some specialist stroke units often failed to meet basic standards. A "significant number" had no dietician or social worker, and nearly one in five had no speech and language t...
Cell phone users drive like old folks
...od news for elderly drivers was that their driving skills
did not become as bad as had been predicted by earlier research showing that older people performing multiple tasks suffer additional impairment due to aging. The study found that drivers who talked on cell phones regardless of whether they were y...
Computer memory, MRI technology benefit from student research at UH
...nity for TcSAM students to hone their presentation skills
and highlight their hard work and research results to an audience of their peers and mentors," said Alex Ignatiev, director of TcSAM and professor of physics, chemistry and electrical and computer engineering. "Successfully communicating your resear...
Future of clinical medicine research is at risk, warns professor
... Andrew Greening fears that the ability to develop skills
in research will be lost to many young doctors, wh...bility to treat many diseases have relied upon the skills
of both basic scientists and clinicians." Professor Greening, an expert in lung diseases such as ast...
Baby talk: Infants have much to say if adults will only listen
...ow infants and toddlers develop life-long language skills
that researchers at the Indiana University School ...n in children over the age of two. Measuring these skills
in infants too young to follow instruction requires the development of innovative testing techniques...
Macular degeneration patients benefit from self-management training
... designed to educate patients and assist them with skills
to successfully live with the vision loss caused b...iority to help patients develop the confidence and skills
to continue leading fulfilling lives despite their impaired vision." Because of the increasing numb...
New programme will train the next generation of health leaders
...y focusing on developing the teaching and learning skills
of participants and applying these to critical public health management areas, such as mental health and infectious diseases. A key aim of the course is to enable participants to begin using their new knowledge as soon as they return home and one-to-...
New 'ITN Scholars Program' provides junior faculty opportunity to develop clinical trials expertise
...une-based therapies requires a rare combination of skills
that are difficult to acquire in one academic inst...m, the fellow will have acquired the knowledge and skills
necessary to develop and prepare documentation for clinical trial protocols, navigate various regula...
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