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Training improves cognitive abilities of older adults

...oved the memory, concentration and problem solving skills of healthy independent adults 65 years and older w...ning experience less decline in their daily living skills over time," Ball said....

Self-management program proves beneficial for macular degeneration patients

...to the structure of the program while they learned skills to cope and improve their health and quality of li...niques for communication and transportation, basic skills for self-sufficiency that become a tremendous challenge for those with limited vision." A seemingly ...

Cholesterol drug could lead to new therapy for multiple sclerosis

...destruction causes fatigue, disrupts various motor skills and, more subtly, diminishes some cognitive abilities. In later phases of the more progressive forms of the disease, non-inflammatory toxic molecules damage some of the brain's glial tissue and kill nerve cells. In 1995, scientists unexpectedly recog...

NIH supports expansive, multimillion-dollar drug abuse prevention research effort at USC

...er able to reject drugs if he learns assertiveness skills in a group filled with and directed by his peers-the same environment where he is likely to receive drug offers-than if he is placed in a group with randomly selected students under the direction of an adult teacher? The study will assign 800 student...

Surgeons perform nation's first Zeus robotics system-assisted gastric bypass surgery

... This allows trained staff to better utilize their skills in the operating room setting. "The surgeon is at the command post, like a pilot," explained Achilles Demetriou, M.D., Ph.D., Director of Cedars-Sinai's Department of Surgery. "Some of the controls are voice activated to dim lights, change positions...

HHS awards University of Wisconsin $55.8 million to fight asthma in inner-city children

... Fauci, NIAID director. "This program combines the skills of investigators experienced in working with inner-city children with asthma, the availability of a pediatric population that may benefit greatly from improved therapy, and the talents of many basic immunologists and clinical researchers." An additi...

Trauma surgeon seeks change in law that discourages counseling of problem drinkers

...ng to take time from their practice to learn these skills if the provision of counseling was shown to be feasible. The surgeons repeatedly asserted, however, that documentation of alcohol or drug use in patients' charts was not feasible because it would lead to insurance claim denials. In fact, even patient...

Supportive mothers ease harm of prenatal alcohol exposure

...ortiveness led to her child developing good coping skills -- better than those of children with mothers who ...atterns after pregnancy were not related to coping skills or attachment behavior, despite previous research that has shown the children of alcoholics tend not...

Tired medical professionals working long hours may put patients at risk

...ports show fatigue affects concentration and motor skills similarly to alcohol, and the danger is too risky to ignore. According to Gaba, who directs VA's Patient Safety Center of Inquiry in Palo Alto, fatigue among health care workers probably presents a danger well outside the bounds of what is accepted...

New compound holds promise for lupus and related diseases

... willing to venture beyond the lab and apply their skills to significant problems in human health," says John M. Schwab, a program director at the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, which supported the research. "At the same time, it shows that clinicians and patients can benefit by including a...

UNC study uncovers increasing shortage of pharmacists with growing population

...-party billing issues and less time using clinical skills learned in Pharm. D. programs. "The result is overworked, stressed out retail pharmacists who are worried about making drug errors and the lack of time they have for patient counseling -- counseling that might help prevent adverse drug interactions,"...

Study shows promising long-term results for children of divorce

...rs, where the mother attended an 11-week parenting skills class which focused on listening and communication...n, which included the parenting class and a coping skills class for the children. Six months after the study the researchers found the children whose mothers...

Preventive sessions after divorce protect children into teens

...inment, socioeconomic and family well-being. "The skills training program's breadth of effect cut across multiple mental health, substance use and sexual behavior problems," said Sandler. "It reduced the 1-year prevalence of mental disorder in these teens by 50 percent, boosting their chances of avoiding s...

Landmark study shows coenzyme Q10 slows progressive decline in Parkinsons disease

...n of PD. The greatest benefits were seen in motor skills and activities of daily living, such as walking, dressing, feeding and bathing. The results of this study will be published in the Oct. 15 issue of the American Medical Association's Archives of Neurology and will be discussed at the annual meeting o...

Mayo Clinic hosting national conference to help women fight their #1 killer

...lor. The participants will receive information and skills needed to educate other women in their home communities about heart disease. They were chosen from more than 120 heart-disease patients who had submitted in-depth applications and letters of recommendation. The women will hear presentations on the sc...

UCSD study shows smokers' quitlines work

...ere obtained. The counselors may not have the same skills or enthusiasm as the ones who worked on the clinical trials. And quality control measures, a critical element in behavioral interventions, may suffer under the pressure to meet clients' expressed needs in a large public health setting. Zhu and colle...

NIDA and SAMHSA agreement expedites transfer of research findings to clinical practice

...l office charged with increasing the knowledge and skills of addiction treatment practitioners and fostering alliances to support and implement best treatment practices. The purpose of the agreement is to enhance efforts to disseminate and apply findings from NIDA's National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical T...

Duke and federal government partner to create innovative health care model

... and self care, nutrition, movement, communication skills and relationships)," said Tracy Gaudet, M.D., dire...ing patients on the continued use of newly-learned skills to maintain their lifestyle changes. The intervention patients will begin with an interview designe...

Fogarty International Center announces first awards for international tobacco and health program

...cate program to develop tobacco-control leadership skills in health professionals. Research will monitor tobacco-use prevalence and attitudes toward prevention counseling, estimate prevalence of tobacco use, and assist health professionals in designing a 5-year national research plan. Dr. Teh-wei Hu of th...

Vision loss and driving performance, stroke and physical impairment

...ay be important in indicating the level of driving skills for individuals with glaucoma who have normal or near-normal visual acuity and mild to moderate visual field loss. Influence of stroke-related impairments on performance in 6-minute walk test Assessed which stroke-related physical impairments i...

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