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Studies Find Public Policies For Children And Teenagers Not Very Effective
... (CTA) was supposed to forcenetworks to make their television
programs more educational andinformative, yet it clearly has not achieved that goal," saidpsychologist Dale Kunkel, Ph.D., and Ursula Goette. In their presentation that examined children's programmingreports that came from 48 stations who sub...
Unique Interactive Health Kiosks Distributed In Michigan
... in the next year. "This type of program with its television
format," he says, "allows us to easily generate new channels, new risk factors, add them in a seamless way, then each year, add on and refine the channels we already have." The kiosks are hooked into a central computer server at U-M, allowing for in...
Affordable, Hand-Held Biosensor For Diagnostics
...ing a patient's ailments. "In the original television
show, Dr. McCoy would point the device at apatient and it would take a sample and read out all his problems," Sailorexplained. "Our device was inspired by that image--a small, sensitive diagnosticunit that is very easy to use." Also collabora...
Hollywood Increases Film Portrayals Of People With Disabilities
...said. Onestudy found that 78 percent of prime time television
characters with psychiatricdisorders were portrayed as violent, while in reality, the great majority ofindividuals with mental health problems are not violent. For example, "Silence of the Lambs," won Best Picture, Best Actor andBest Actress ...
Remembering Your Medications: Older Are Wiser
...e, such as reading the paper, watching aparticular television
show, or talking with family members. After these initial assessments, participants received the prescriptions theywere taking in new containers, special bottles with caps containing tinyelectronic monitoring chips that recorded exactly when the bott...
Nerve Agent Sensor A Million Times More Sensitive
...ium, ametallic element used in the manufacturer of television
screens. The fiber ishooked to a spectrometer and a light source. Light is directed to the end ofthefiber in the solution being examined and the light that returns from the tip isanalyzed by the spectrometer. ...
Young Patients Get State-Of-The-Art "TLC" In Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's New Pediatric Emergency Facility
...d" for "tea" at ahand-painted table and chairs. A television
fitted in a "castle tower" providesdistraction as visitors settle into heart-backed chairs and other comfortableseating. There are no disturbing overhead "pages" or announcements, thanks to aspecial cellular telephone system for physicians. "We tried...
Showing pictures of admired blacks or elderly can lower levels of unconscious prejudice
...rmation about well-regarded elderly, suchas former television
anchorman Walter Cronkite and humanitarian Mother Teresa,and disliked younger people, including figure skater Tonya Harding and serialkiller Jeffrey Dahmer. The other subjects were exposed to disliked olderpeople, such as hotel owner Leona Helmsley ...
Women, men view and judge childhood sexual abuses cases differently
...e male and female attorneysdepicted on the popular television
"dramedy" often want to try cases quitedifferently. While some of the legal arguments employed on the show arefar-fetched, the idea that men and women can view cases from opposite viewpointsisn't. A new study by University of Washington rese...
Sound of silence: "Quiet Curtains" combine audio privacy and aesthetics for
nursing homes, hospitals, hotels and offices
..., such as a roommate snoringor listening to a loud television
program, and (2) sound generated from theoutside, ...d with a viewing window, allowing patientsto watch television
or have visual contact with nurses -- without letting noisein. This is done by adding a transparent ...
OHSU Researcher studies possible negative impacts of long-term soccer play
... adults alike. This pastJuly, more than 40 million television
viewers watched as the U.S. team beatChina to win the 1999 Women's World Cup. While the study's conclusion suggests the impact of heading and othersoccer-related head injuries may be linked to decreased mental performance, theresearch indicates t...
Research finds U.S. adolescents inactive; blacks, Hispanics, Asians at biggest risk
...ise too little and spendfar too much time watching television
and videos and playing computer games, amajor new ...th physical activity andbehaviors such as watching television
and videos and playing computer games thatwere combined into what they termed "inactivity," Larsen s...
Media coverage of new drugs is often misleading
...es of cited experts go undisclosed Newspaper and television
reports on new medications tend to exaggerate thei...s and a 24-hour news station was included. Ninety television
stories were identified and reviewed, of which 27 met study inclusion criteria. The drugs used in th...
Study: crime, lack of PE, recreation programs lead U.S. adolescents to couch-potato lifestyles
...uts the likelihood of vigorous activity and boosts television
and video watching and video- and computer-game pl...h physical activity and behaviors such as watching television
and videos and electronic game playing that were combined into what they termed "inactivity," Gordon...
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory wins three R&D 100 awards
...ssible plastic display panels for electronics - If television
screens and laptop computer or cell phone displays were made out of plastic, they would weigh less, be more rugged and one day may even be flexible enough to roll up like a projector screen. However, plastics are not used for these display panels be...
Minimally invasive surgery for morbid obesity has favorable outcomes, according to University of Pittsburgh study
...the incisions and surgeons view the operation on a television
monitor. The Roux-en-Y gastric bypass procedure involves constructing a small stomach pouch of approximately 15 millimeters (about the size of a plastic medicine cup), and bypassing a small segment of intestines by constructing a Y-shaped limb of sma...
Depression turns generation gap into a chasm
...ree. When opinions differ over fashion, music and television
programs, there is no real cause for concern, but you cant say that about disease. Clinical depression in adolescents is an alarming illness, made much more so by the finding that adolescents and their parents often disagree about the extent of the...
Study: Children with more hours of child care act more aggressively
... participating children. Children who watched more television
scored lower on tests of mathematical reasoning and vocabulary and displayed more behavior problems. Most subjects, who are from racially and socially diverse families, now are in the third and fourth grades and will be followed at least through the ...
Restricting R-movies linked to decreased teen smoking, drinking
...tried it. As videos, DVDs and cable and satellite television
become more and more accessible, its much easier for children to watch R-rated movies. The researchers surveyed about 4,500 students in grades five through eight in New Hampshire and Vermont. Although 90 percent of the students surveyed were younger ...
Maya children in U.S. more likely to be overweight and obese than whites or blacks
...States. Children in our study who report watching television
or playing computer games as favorite leisure acti... the United States have shown a connection between television
viewing and weight problems, so our study is not unusual, but we do show this lifestyle affects the ...
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