Tag: "tasks" at medical news
Computer system makes 'chain' of health care stronger, safer
...e serves many purposes. There are 12 categories of tasks
that can be filled in and completed by anyone cari...rge day. The system reduces the number of clerical tasks
that nurses have to perform, potentially freeing them up for more time with patients. And when it's ...
Autistic children show outstanding musical skills
...IQ and level of musical background, on a series of tasks
into tone memory and discrimination. Using a touch-screen laptop computer, they were asked to identify musical notes by moving the image of a boy up and down a flight of stairs. Although the children with autism had the communication difficulties as...
We weren't made to multitask
...icated mechanisms that allow people to perform two tasks
at once. Instead, we have to perform the next task only after the last one is finished....
Study says widely reported side effect of chemotherapy may be overestimated
...tention, non-verbal memory, naming, complex visual tasks
and hand fine motor dexterity also trended toward significant impairment compared to the controls. "Given the current documentation of objective cognitive impairment prior to adjuvant systemic therapy," conclude the authors, the conclusions of studie...
Highlights of Washington University Alzheimer's Research at National Conference
...kly and performed worse on certain types of memory tasks
than mice allowed to live in the same cage as other mice. Changes in volume and shape of a brain region called the hippocampus, known to be involved in memory, helped predict whether healthy older adults developed clinical symptoms of Alzheimer's d...
Teenage smoking still 'worryingly high': Girls twice as likely as boys to puff away
...se who attended each session and completed various tasks
set by the research team. However, having returned more than two years on, researchers argue that efforts such as this need to be repeated at more regular intervals if they are to have any long-term effect.For the latest study, 1134 young people age...
Under the surface, the brain seethes with undiscovered activity
...ent of our cognitive power may be cranking away on tasks
completely unknown to us. Curiously, this clandestine activity does not exist in the youngest brains, leading scientists to believe that the mysterious goings-on that absorb the majority of our minds are dedicated to subconsciously reprocessing our ...
National Institute on Aging Neuroimaging Initiative for Alzheimer's disease
...ch as changes in memory and the ability to perform tasks
of daily living. "Because there is such a huge variability in these measures among individuals, we require lengthy trials with large numbers of people," Dr. Weiner said. "Finding biomarkers should be able to tell us with more sensitivity and specific...
Long-term study demonstrated ADDERALL XR is an effective option to treat adolescents with ADHA
...ymptoms. Sample rating categories include "avoids tasks
that require sustained mental effort" and "talks excessively." The initial 4-week study was divided into primary and secondary cohorts. The primary cohort was comprised of adolescents weighing over or equal to 165 lb who met DSM-IV- TRTM ADH...
Estrogen or stimulating environment boost memory
...estrogen or a control substance and were tested in tasks
measuring spatial memory and memory for objects. "Animals raised in standard conditions showed significant spatial and object memory improvement when treated with a high dose of estrogen, whereas memory in animals in the enriched environment were una...
Growing epidemic of wet AMD ushers in new era in treatment of the disease
...f central vision. As the disease advances, simple tasks
such as reading, writing NEW ORLEANS, LA, October 25, 2004 As more Americans age, the threat of blindness is increasing, and the search for new ways to prevent and treat diseases such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD) has become a high prior...
Promise for helping adults with dyslexia
...yslexic group intensive training in "phonological" tasks
of recognizing and processing word sounds, while the other half received no such training. When Eden and her colleagues retested both dyslexic groups, they found that the trained group showed significant improvement in visual and auditory word recogn...
Development of working memory, allowing voluntary control of behavior, defined
...g memory a function that allows people to perform tasks
as diverse as making toast to solving complex math problems develops and changes from childhood to adulthood. "This study gives us a good picture of how our ability to have voluntary control over our behavior using working memory changes and impr...
Enzyme linked to mania and schizophrenia impairs higher brain functions
.... No changes in performance were seen on cognitive tasks
that did not rely on the prefrontal cortex....
Embark on a 'journey to better vision' at UH
... from reading, driving and other taken-for-granted tasks
at an open house with free screenings for the publ... of aids and the latest technology that make daily tasks
easier. For more than 30 years, the Houston Delta Gamma Foundation has supported programs for the b...
Alcoholics can have deficits in visuoperception and frontal executive function despite sobriety
...high-level, frontal executive functions to perform tasks
that individuals without a history of alcoholism do not need to use to perform the same tasks
at normal levels. Detoxified alcoholics often have visuospatial and visuoperceptual deficits, char...
Top 10 toys for children with ADHD
...Children with ADHD have trouble completing lengthy tasks
because they often become frustrated and discouraged. While bringing home an elaborate and complicated puzzle or construction set might seem like a great treat, it may be too intimidating for a child with ADHD. Instead, start out simpler and give y...
Location of body fat may be important in disability risk
...d having the most difficulty performing such daily tasks
as cooking, getting dressed and walking across a r...yed participants on their ability to perform daily tasks
to determine whether overall body fat or abdominal fat may lead to disability. Body mass index (BMI)...
Study examines nature and prevalence of errors in patient care
... pride themselves on being able to juggle multiple tasks
at once, too many distractions from multiple sources make errors inevitable," Rogers said. "Other reports have shown that a nurse may be interrupted, on average, at least 19 times during a three-hour period by at least 13 different types of sources....
Brains of people with autism recall letters of the alphabet in brain areas dealing with shapes
...ations that while many people with autism excel at tasks
involving details, they have difficulty with more ...apies emphasizing problem solving skills and other tasks
that activate multiple brain areas at the same time might benefit people with autism." Peo...
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