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Community-based care beats standard clinic in lowering heart

...erstand their medications," Becker said. "My next task is to figure out if adding a community health worker to a regular care system has the same impact and lowers costs. I suspect it will." Becker said that the results should encourage others to consider alternative systems, or at least more flexible s...

Teen tooth trauma prevalent in Ontario

...lso tended to have tooth injuries. The team's next task is to determine the causes of the teen tooth trauma, including such potential culprits as hockey injuries and family violence, and where the injuries take place. "We want to determine how many of these injuries are preventable and how we can prevent ...

Binge drinking can impair both mood and cognitive performance

...ory to use it for accurate response, and also in a task that measures how well an individual can withhold a response, which under the circumstances is inappropriate. These two latter effects were more pronounced in the female binge drinkers." "What is particularly novel about this report is the finding t...

Chemicals in tattoo inks need closer scrutiny

... has not traditionally regulated them, letting the task fall to local jurisdictions, according to a fact sheet issued by the FDA Office of Cosmetics and Colors http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/cos-204.html . This effectively gives a tattoo artist license to inject whatever he or she deems appropriate under ...

Forensic dentistry key in identifying victims of tsunamis, other disasters

...identification (DVI) is an intensive and demanding task involving experts from various disciplines. DVI interventions can be brought to a successful conclusion only if properly planned, involving well-trained key experts and selection of the appropriate forensic diagnostic tools. Today, during the 83rd Ge...

Protein that promotes survival of stem cells might be key to poor leukemia prognosis

...ue to thrive and multiply so they can complete the task of making huge numbers of blood cells. This process is extremely important during the initial development of the blood system before birth. Expression of Mc1-1 is also crucial for maintaining blood cells throughout life as red and white cells and pla...

Researchers track program's success in curbing aggressive behavior

...ed aggressive behavior and helped children stay on task in the classroom, particularly boys who had begun first grade as highly aggressive. In the "Good Behavior Game" students motivate their teammates to follow class rules and are rewarded with incentives like a little extra time at recess or verbal pra...

Study finds new designer drug is potent treatment for chronic myelogenous leukemia

...nd other sites. If the drug is effective, the next task will be to determine the optimal way of using it whether alone or in combination with Gleevec or as a follow-up to Gleevec. Studies are also under way to learn whether AMN107 is effective against other diseases, such as gastrointestinal stromal tumo...

Researchers offer emergency workers a lifeline

...r or firefighter loses the ability to focus on the task at hand, a skill that is a lifeline in a job where...portant in doing that kind of work to focus on the task itself, not on the meaning of the task," says Regehr. "The trouble is it's not always possible to fo...

Teaching a less obvious medical skill -- Ethical decision-making

...ind some way to provide care. "It is a challenging task for a doctor to sustain a professional life that is consistent with his or her deepest beliefs," Kaldjian said....

NYU psychology researchers show how attention enhances visual perception

...sure brain activity while observers performed this task inside the MR scanner housed at the NYU Center for Brain Imaging. This technology allows scientists to map activity in the visual cortex [see diagram of brain]. This experiment revealed that when a cue preceded the target, the target evoked a larger ...

Older people get the big picture faster, and they are less inhibited

...ne out the bars, and they can actually perform the task better. "As we get older, it becomes harder to concentrate on one thing and ignore everything else," says Bennett. "It takes more effort to tune out distractions. We've seen it in cognition and speech studies, and now we see it in vision. Although w...

New study finds kelp can reduce level of hormone related to breast cancer risk

...by people in Japan. Skibola and Curry took on the task of taking daily vaginal swabs to monitor the rats' menstrual cycles. The researchers found that the rats' estrous cycles increased from an average of 4.3 to 5.4 days for the low dose kelp group, and to 5.9 days for the high dose kelp group. Overall, ...

Hands-on or hands-free, using a cell phone while driving is not safe, researchers find

... an address into a navigation system, can make the task easier, but it can still disrupt driving, particularly the driver's ability to control the vehicle's speed. Drivers slow down when entering information manually or by voice (see the paper by Tsimhoni, Smith, and Green). Information (such as telepho...

National Academies News: William H. Foege to receive Public Welfare Medal, Academy's highest honor

...d immunization rates around the world. Today, the task force also works to improve other aspects of child health and development, stop the spread of infectious diseases, teach injury and violence prevention, and assist public health organizations in developing and disseminating educational materials and ...

Older people with the 'Alzheimer's gene' find it harder to 'remember to remember' even if healthy

...eople with and people without the e-4 allele. On a task in which participants were asked to remember to write a certain word when they saw a target word, the carriers showed significantly worse prospective memories. Far more often than non-carriers, they failed to remember to write down the desired word...

Diet, exercise, stimulating environment helps old dogs learn

...reasingly difficult learning problems, including a task in which the animals needed to learn whether a tre... the opposite block so the dogs had to relearn the task (reversal learning). Overall, older dogs in the combined intervention group did the best on these le...

Women In Government report on eliminating cervical cancer

...f women age 30 and older. They have created state task forces to implement the most recent knowledge, expertise and technologies in fighting the disease. "The key to defeating cervical cancer is to detect and treat the early cell changes before they become cancer. Most state-funded programs rely on the...

Some US soldiers returning from Afghanistan should be screened for malaria

...stdeployment survey of 72 percent (521/725) of the task force, the self-reported compliance rate was 52 percent for weekly chemoprophylaxis, 41 percent for terminal (postdeployment) chemoprophylaxis, 31 percent for both weekly and terminal chemoprophylaxis, 82 percent for treating uniforms with permethrin...

The Lancet calls for creation of Int'l Commission on Global Responses to Complex Emergencies

...n difficulties facing relief efforts, the critical task of effectively distributing and co-ordinating aid remains unfulfilled. The Lancet makes two proposals to address this issue. The first is to create an inter-governmental panel - under the umbrella of, but structurally separate from, the UN--to coor...

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