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Most People Cant Identify Stroke Symptoms

...ially on one side of the body; sudden confusion or trouble talking or understanding speech; sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes; sudden trouble walking or loss of balance or coordination; and sudden se...

Study Shows Child Health Plus Eases Access, But Some Barriers Remain

...anicswere twice as likely as non-Hispanics to have trouble getting toor reaching their physician's office by phone. All groupsreported high satisfaction with Child Health Plus and theirphysicians. Shone and her colleagues theorize that even though Child HealthPlus has effectively eliminated the financial bar...

Athletes, Fraternity Men Are Top Drinkers

... and 14 percent of female athletes reported having trouble with the law. Universities need to study the numbers as carefully as they do their teams' win-loss records, the researchers say. "Maybe the pressures on athletes are greater than anybody realized," says Leichliter. "We need to do a b...

Extreme Prematurity Brings Two-Fold Increase In Risk Of Repeating A Grade, Needing Special Education

...n from pre-surfactant days. Many children do have trouble in school, but the level of special education needs has remained fairly stable from the pre-surfactant to post-surfactant era. If these children escape disabling brain injury at birth, they are not necessarily at risk for extensive special needs." ...

Low "Health Literacy" Increases Hospitalizations

People who have trouble reading and understanding health-relatedmaterials are more than twice as likely to wind up in a hospital as those whohave adequate health literacy, according to a study at a large inner-cityAtlanta hospital. A two-year study of 979 persons wh...

Program Developed At UF Enables Computer To "Emote" In Speech

...the angryand fearful voice, but the volunteers had trouble differentiating the happyvoice from the neutral voice, Truluck said. That's partly because angry and sad voices have distinctive qualities.Angry voices, for example, are characterized by dramatic, rapid, decreases inpitch, Truluck said. ...

In Battle For Attention, Left Side Of Brain Wins Over The Right, UF Researchers Find

...al advertising. Most drivers appear to have little trouble adjusting to this attentionalbias, said Barrett, who presented her findings last month in Boston at theannual U.S. meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society. But itmay pose difficulties for those who have suffered a brain injury or who ...

New U-M Analysis Of Brain At Work

...s common in accident victims," he says. "Theyhave trouble concentrating on some things while ignoring others, or switchingfrom one task to another. These are the kinds of activities involved in theexecutive functions that we're studying." In accident or stroke victims with damage to specific regions of the...

T-Cell Memory Finding May Provide Key To Cancer, AIDS Vaccines

...genumbers of "memory" T cells that can recognize a trouble maker they have seenbefore and attack when they see it again requires prolonged continuous exposureto high levels of the intruder. "This finding suggests that the typical approach to vaccines for treatment ofcancer or AIDS is not often likely to prod...

Study Of Women And Hearing Reveals Need For Routine Hearing Tests

... noise; and letting others know when youare having trouble understanding them. The Northwestern audiologists also stress the need for testing in order todetermine what treatment is best suited for an individual experiencing hearingloss....

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Physicians Perform First Known Pediatric Laser Surgery For Farsightedness

...d have this done," said Dr. Salz. "Someadults have trouble but Kiley did an outstanding job." The doctors said Kiley'svision in the eye is now corrected to 20/60 without glasses, and his"stereoscopic vision" -- the ability of his eyes to work together -- hasactually improved. "This eye was not correctable to...

Wake Up To Stroke -- Night Strokes Linked To Long Delays In Care

...onfusion,trouble speaking or understanding, sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss ofbalance or coordination, and sudden severe headache with no known cause. "This study underscores the importance of seeking help when symptoms firststart," he says. "We need to educate people to recognize the symptoms ofstr...

People With Brain Injury To Frontal Lobe Don't Get Punch Lines -- Prefer Slapstick Humor!

... damage to the right frontal lobe of thebrain have trouble getting punch lines and show a preference for slapstickhumor. The findings are reported in a Rotman Research Institute/University of Torontostudy to be published in the April issue of the international journal Brain. TheRotman is part of Baycrest Cen...

Nonintrusive Imaging Technique Useful For Identifying Language Regions In Kids' Brains

...ho understand what the hour-long test entails have trouble undergoingthe procedure. Children and adults with epilepsy, who often have mentalretardation, can become uncontrollable. "Anything that can eventually replace that test should be done," Lee said. Because fMRI requires no injections or loss of mental...

How Little Is Too Little For A Baby's Safety? UT Southwestern Researchers Shed New Light On Size And Morbidity/Mortality In Newborns

...ndards for the two groups. Among theindications of trouble in the term babies were a need for a mechanicalventilator, low Apgar scores, infection and seizures. Pre-term infants, who face special difficulties because of delivery beforedevelopment is complete, were monitored for respiratory failure, intracran...

Students Show Restraint Could Cut School Bus Injuries

...mple manual-releaselever, so children wouldhave no trouble leaving their seats at a bus stop or during an emergency. Itsinventors say thedevice could easily be installed in existing school buses. The school bus safety system was one of 12 Johns Hopkins projects completed thisyear byundergraduate teams in the...

Men at highest risk least likely to comply with post-heart-attack exercise program, UB study finds

...nes whoattended least. Not only were these men in trouble already because of theircardiac risk factors, they compounded the risk by not participating regularly inthe exercise program." The research involved 308 of the 651 participants in the NationalExercise and Heart Disease Project (NEHDP), a thre...

Older, disabled women have trouble managing pain

...women. Atthe start of the study, participants had trouble in at least 2 out of 4functional 'domains,' including mobility and basic self-care tasks. For thisanalysis, researchers looked at the severity of pain reported by the women, whohad been asked to rate the pain in their lower back, hips, knees or feet...

University of Iowa reading test effective at identifying reading problems due to brain injury

...at many patients with brain injuries said they had trouble reading even afterthey passed the other tests," said Daniel Tranel, Ph.D., UI professor ofneurology. "We decided one of the problems had to be the tests. Maybe the testsweren't doing the job." To overcome some of the limitations of existing reading a...

Primary care highly valued, but difficulty accessing specialists undermines patient trust, UCSF study finds

...their desire to see a specialist. Patients who had trouble getting referred were twice as likely to report lowconfidence and nearly three times more likely to report low trust with theirprimary care physicians than patients who did not experience barriers toreferrals. In addition to Grumbach, co-authors inc...

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