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When the brain, not the ears, goes hard of hearing
...slower than usual will help," says Frisina, "as if you
were talking to someone who speaks a foreign langu...ially sensitive to loud sounds, so the worst thing you
can do is raise your voice. What you
need to do is look at the person and speak slowly and clearly. ...
Study: Young adults can be motivated to eat fruits, veggies
...least five servings, Nitzke says. However, even if you
count French fries and pizza sauce, many people fall short of the more modest goal, let alone the new standards. And with obesity quickly becoming one of the biggest health problems in America and elsewhere in the world, the question of how to change...
How often should women get mammograms?
...warrant them. "It's clear that the more mammograms you
give, the more able you
are to locate disease that a person didn't know about," Zelen says. But, testing with increasing fre...
Miniaturized lab permits saliva screening on the go
...and identify things, such as DNA or bacteria, that you
would otherwise need a laboratory to do." Researc...nce in the doctor's office or emergency room, when you
would need to know whether or not to administer antibiotics." In addition to Penn's School of Denta...
Viagra used in stroke recovery study
...ys Dr. Chopp. "If a tree falls on your house, what you
want most is to fix the damage to restore your daily quality of life. Remodeling the brain, like remodeling a house, may require new plumbing, such as new blood vessels; new electrical connections or new synapses; and new rooms or new brain cells in ...
Medication helps alcoholics control drinking
...the notion that while one drink is not great, what you
really want to stop is excessive drinking." While few professionals advise people with alcoholism to abandon the ultimate goal of total abstinence, Volpicelli argues that about 20 million Americans suffer from alcohol abuse disorders, yet only about ...
Young blood revives aging muscles, Stanford researchers find
...o small task. "It's as big a fishing expedition as you
can possibly imagine," he said. With thousands of proteins, lipids, sugars and other small molecules in the blood serum, deciding where to look first would be tantamount to a roll of the dice. What's more, there's no evidence that the same blood comp...
Changing chemistry helps explain estrogen threat to the heart
... we were finding is that estrogen seems to be what you
might call a natural nitroglycerin; nitroglycerin ...hase, makes nitric oxide," says Dr. White. "But if you
block the production of nitric oxide, this nitric oxide synthase now has a secondary product that no...
Another look finds promising proteomics test is not biologically plausible
...plausible. "We view this as a cautionary tale. If you
are not careful with this new technology, whose quirks we don't fully understand, you
can find results that may be due to something other than biology," says the study's lead author, Kei...
Alcohol's damaging effects on adolescent brain function
... science' is very hot right now; it refers to when you
bring together experts from across different fields to sort of push the science further." Some of the findings presented were: The neurochemical, cellular, synaptic, and structural organization of the adolescent brain makes it more vulnerable than...
Murder, eyewitness identification and the limits of human vision
... the journal Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. "When you
see anything at a distance the human visual system...s. The greater the distance the coarser the detail you
lose, " Loftus said. "At 10 feet you
might not be able to see individual eyelashes on a person's f...
Age should not be a factor in determining heart transplantation eligibility, researchers say
...contraindication," Wang said. "I wouldn't say that you
can't be too old [to receive a heart transplantati..., but, based on these results, I would say that if you
meet all the criteria [to go on a waiting list], age shouldn't prevent you
from a getting a new hear...
Falling in love in three minutes or less
...urzban said. "Somewhat surprisingly, factors that you
might think would be really important to people, like religion, education and income, played very little role in their choices." Psychology has often viewed relationships as transactions where people select mates based on substantial qualities a mat...
Penn joins major NCI research initiative to advance breast cancer therapies
...hether to change medication or not. "With imaging you
can look at metabolism, blood flow, and numerous other physiological indicators important in tumor biology," says Chodosh. "And, due to the widespread clinical use of non-invasive imaging, much of what we learn how to do in a mouse should be translat...
Women successfully treated to prevent preterm labor at low risk for recurrent episode
...r will deliver at or near term. "We found that if you
stopped labor once, only one out of nine women would come back with a repeat episode, which is about a baseline risk for preterm delivery," says Brian Brost, M.D., Mayo Clinic high-risk pregnancy specialist and study co-author. "Most babies will do j...
Study finds happiness persists, despite illness
...ratings. "The big advantage of using PDAs is that you
can get representative snapshots of a person's experience, rather than just relying on their overall impressions of their lives," says Riis, adding that several studies have shown such overall impressions to be biased in a variety of ways. "Our snaps...
Newly identified gene cluster on mouse X chromosome provides insights into fertility
...boring germ cells to survive," Wilkinson says. "If you
knock out Rhox5, many more germ cells die than would normally." The researchers do not know why the Rhox genes are on the X chromosome but they find it intriguing, as the X chromosome is one of the "sex chromosomes." Female mammals have two X chromos...
Teaching a less obvious medical skill -- Ethical decision-making
...have to made one way or another. In clinical care, you
can't just sit back and have a discussion with no follow-up action," Kaldjian said. Instruction focuses on teaching students a way of reasoning that acknowledges there are different ways to judge what is a right answer. The students also are taught h...
New study finds link between self-mutilation and risky sexual behavior
...not being able to manage your feelings which leads you
to cut yourself and also make it likely that you'll take sexual risks," Brown explained. Brown believes that the two behaviors self-cutting and sexual risk - are probably due to a single underlying psychological problem. "Lack of self-restraint, or ...
Routine HIV screening should be expanded, study finds
...ted life-year threshold," Sanders continued. "When you
then include the costs and benefits to partners, the prevalence can go as low as 0.05 percent before reaching the $50,000 threshold. "These findings suggest that routine screening is likely to be cost-effective at a substantially lower prevalence tha...
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