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Hollywood Increases Film Portrayals Of People With Disabilities

...derance of psychiatric disorders portrayed in film stems from the "imageryof madness," being consistent with violence, suspense and drama, all theelements that titillate moviegoers at the expense of reality, Safran said. Onestudy found that 78 percent of prime time television characters with psychiatricdis...

Higher Doses Of Methadone May Do The Trick, New Study Says

...ge dose jumps to 60 mg,Strain says. "Thisprobably stems from uncertainty brought about by clinical trials' long historyof controversial orconflicting results." To avoid the earlier problems, the Hopkins researchers conducted the studyat a singlelocation and randomly assigned a large number of patie...

Palm-Sized Ultrasound Scanner

... and theDefense Advanced Research Programs Agency, stems from the design of ApplicationsSpecific Integrated Circuits that pack into a few silicon chips thefunctionality of several large boards of electronics....

Margin Width The Key To Control Of Ductal Carcinoma In Situ Of The Breast

...n. Part of the controversy over treatment for DCIS stems from the fact that to dateonly one prospective randomized study has been published. This is protocol B-17,conducted by the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast & Bowel Project (NSABP),which strongly advocates excision plus radiation therapy for all pati...

Sound of silence: "Quiet Curtains" combine audio privacy and aesthetics for nursing homes, hospitals, hotels and offices

... invention, appropriately dubbed "Quiet Curtains," stems from an effortto battle nocturnal noise in nursing homes. Typically, two types of noisedisrupt patients: (1) sound from inside their rooms, such as a roommate snoringor listening to a loud television program, and (2) sound generated from theoutside, ...

UI study shows classification system for evaluating childhood hip disease may be unreliable

...the Stulberg IV class," Weinstein explained. "This stems from the lack of objective, standardized language for evaluating the structures we're looking at on x-ray. This leads to problems in the clinic and in evaluating the literature." Based on Weinstein's observation and the discovery that there was lit...

Sushi condiment may prevent cavities

...hich includes broccoli and cabbage. Wasabi's thick stems are ground into a pale-green paste that is served as a condiment, typically with sushi and sashimi (raw fish). More than 8,000 research papers will be presented during this year's International Chemical Congress, whic...

Noni plant may yield new drugs to fight tuberculosis

... in other parts of the plant, including the fruit, stems and roots. Studies on the fruit are ongoing, he says. The noni plant has been used for hundreds of years to treat a variety of other illnesses, including heart disease, diabetes and cancer. The plant's popularity has recently surged in the United...

Study: Ripped aortas kill often, but new knowledge may aid survival

...e surgery. The significance of the IRAD study stems both from the fact that it provides more data than ever on an uncommon, deadly phenomenon, and from the awful truths and glimmers of hope that the data show. The researchers, from 17 large institutions in six countries, hope their findings will help ...

Three-month antibiotic treatment reduces risk of future heart attack

...gh the apparent advantage of clarithromycin likely stems from its antibacterial power, the drug may do double duty in coronary heart disease patients. Clarithromycin also has an anti-inflammatory action that is independent of its effect on bacteria, he says. There are only two ways to prove the connection...

UM outreach programs increase kidney transplants among African-Americans

...ing time for transplant in half. Their achievement stems from a comprehensive program that includes patient education and efforts to increase living donation and improve overall kidney graft survival. Results of their decade-long strategy are being presented today (April 25) at the American Surgical Associ...

Stanford study shows now-familiar medications at core of better outlook for depressed patients

...nts," he said. "The perceived superiority probably stems from the drugs' fewer side effects, their promotion by manufacturers and greater public acceptance of these medications." The study also shows that the number of physician visits by patients for depression increased from 14.4 million in 1987 to 24.5 ...

A 'first' for Parkinson's disease sufferers

... healthcare professionals. Impetus for the service stems from the fact that no cure currently exists for Parkinson's Disease and medical treatment is solely directed towards alleviating the symptoms. "Patients are likely to be receiving multiple drug therapy and may experience a number of complications. ...

A quick-change artist: Tiny protein folds faster than any other

...nswers. Enter the Gila monster. Trp-cage stems from a protein another group of researchers removed from the lizard's saliva in an effort to understand why its bite makes some people ill but not others, said Adrian Roitberg, a UF assistant professor of chemistry. The researchers modified the prote...

Newly approved psoriasis drug invented and tested at Univ. of Michigan

...esting of the alefacept product. Psoriasis, which stems from a runaway immune response in the skin, causes skin itching, redness, flaking, pain, and cracking in about 2 percent of the population, or 5.5 million people, each year. The availability of alefacept may improve treatment of the disease, which cu...

Appreciation of humor doesn't change with age

...g tests: selecting the correct punch lines to joke stems AND selecting the correct funny cartoon from an array of cartoons. A series of neuropsychological tests were also administered to assess cognitive abilities in abstract reasoning, mental flexibility and working memory. Researchers compared these test...

Finding of heart drug interaction suggests path to more effective treatment

...usly, said the researchers. The drugs' dual action stems from the fact that beta receptors and angiotensin receptors physically interact, forming linked receptor pairs in heart cells. "It appears that the success of these drugs in treating heart failure is owed to the fact that they target not just one rec...

Genes can individualize treatment for high blood pressure

...ibitor therapy. "This response variation probably stems from differences in underlying mechanisms that control blood pressure in individuals," Kardia said. "One person might have high blood pressure due to their kidneys reabsorbing too much sodium. That patient, as a result, would probably respond best ...

NYC firefighters and EMS workers go tobacco-free

...th-care professionals. The program's success also stems from the participants' determination to quit using tobacco and become healthier individuals, especially after their exposure to World Trade Center dust." In a survey conducted in the months after September 11th, Dr. Prezant found that approximately ...

Antidepressants decrease chronic pain by inhibiting TNF production in brain, UB researchers find

...ssant drugs such as amitryptyline in treating pain stems from their ability to inhibit the production of the inflammatory protein tumor necrosis factor (TNF) in the brain. This study, conducted in rats as an animal model, builds on their earlier published research showing a direct link between an increase...

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(Date:4/18/2014)... (April 21, 2014) -- A group of scientists ... and the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging has found ... and neuropsychological function in Parkinson,s disease (PD). ... , the study, which assessed cognitive function in ... the dopamine replacement therapy commonly used to treat ...
(Date:4/18/2014)... memories? How did it make you feel? According to ... experience, such as how sad you were or how ... when you can,t stop thinking about it. , ... context of the memories, rather than how you felt, ... the negative effects of these memories, a new study ...
(Date:4/18/2014)... scientists could lead to potential new treatments for breaking ... , Fibrosis, or scarring, is a hallmark of ... lungs can lead to serious organ damage and, in ... options centers on findings made by Swati Bhattacharyya, PhD, ... that a specific protein plays in promoting fibrosis. ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... One of the most popular vaccine brands for children ... may be overlooking some cost factors when choosing vaccines, ... expensive option, according to a new study by University ... administer can be driven by numerous factors," says Sheldon ... professor of computer science and of mathematics at the ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... In a review published in the April issue of ... The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, says it,s time ... approach to treating sepsis, which kills millions ... Sepsis occurs when molecules released into the bloodstream to ... body. Inflammation is necessary for maintaining good health ...
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