Tag: "abilities" at medical news

Early stage breast-cancer rates are rising as incidence of invasive cases are leveling

...d States, clinically useful tools that improve our abilities to stratify these patients based on their risk of invasive cancer are needed," Li and colleagues wrote. According to the American Cancer Society, more than 58,400 new cases of in situ breast cancer are expected to occur among women this year. Of thes...

Breakthrough for kids with epilepsy

... able to develop better and may actually gain some abilities that they did not have before surgery. "The questions answered in our study have a significant every day value for counseling parents whether their child should undergo epilepsy surgery," states corresponding author, Ingrid Tuxhorn, MD. Twelve months...

Nation's leading researchers, scientists reveal findings at occupational therapy conference

...py can address the fears, the environment, and the abilities of an individual to perform activities safely. Public and private organizations, such as the Archstone Foundation, are supporting a state-wide fall-prevention program to increase therapeutic capacity in California. The Elderly and Driving Wellness ...

Study evaluates Alzheimer's patients' ability to make decisions about treatment

... severe Alzheimer's. The patients' decision-making abilities were measured by giving them information about the benefits and risks of a hypothetical treatment for Alzheimer's and asking them to make a choice whether they would take the treatment. Then experts assessed whether they were competent to make the de...

Go to the tape: Video replay improves radiology residents' performance

...ia, the case-based knowledge and the communication abilities of the residents improved after they were shown the videotaped feedback of themselves. "It is particularly useful to view oneself perform during rounds and during examination situations. For example, the radiology resident can be taped from the back ...

A 'mind-reading' mum - rich or poor - is key to baby's progress

...'mind-mindedness' and children's language and play abilities were strong. "This suggests that, regardless of background, social support or maternal depression, if a mother really understands her baby at eight months, it's an important indication of development by the age of two."...

Changes advocated in license renewals for elderly drivers

...evaluation, cognitive capacity and decision-making abilities often decrease with age, which, along with motor ability problems and encroaching dementia, can impair driving performance. To counteract these physical and mental ailments, many elderly persons take medication. "In many instances, these medications ...

New study showed ramelteon helped adults with chronic insomnia fall asleep, sleep longer

...mnia often complain of impairments in intellectual abilities like attention, memory or concentration, impairments in their mood, feeling depressed or irritable or anxious, and impairment in their ability to function in the workplace, at home or even at school," said Gary Zammit, PhD, director of the Sleep Diso...

Study links adolescent IQ/activity levels with risk of dementia

...s a teenager may forecast your memory and thinking abilities decades later. A new study by researchers at the ...nditions that cause decline in memory and thinking abilities (cognition) and the ability to perform activities of daily living. Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the m...

Speed and endurance are doled out by the pound

...istance runners and studies of the limited running abilities of elephants and big dinosaurs. However, Weyand and Davis found the trade-offs involved in specialization for speed versus endurance conform to precise body-mass rules. Their research provides a new twist on an old metric: the body mass index, or BM...

Study: Nose doesn't smell like the eyes see

...lved in detecting odors have similar amplification abilities and that, as a result, a single stinky molecule would produce a signal in odor-detecting cells as large as a single unit of light does in rods. Trouble is, that conclusion has turned out to be wrong. "We found that most of the time, a single molecule...

Experts discuss use of human stem cells in ape and monkey brains

...ins of non-human primates would alter the animals' abilities in morally relevant ways, they also felt strongly ... gaps in our knowledge of normal non-human primate abilities make it difficult to detect changes. And there's no philosophical consensus on the moral significanc...

New anti-blood-thinning drug not as safe as protamine

...al trial coordinators felt more confident in their abilities and thus had a much shorter "learning curve" at the beginning of trial. "Because of this advanced training, the trial coordinators are more at ease and less likely to make mistakes," Newman continued. "As a result, patients participating in the trial...

High blood pressure has stronger effect on mental function in blacks

...d control hypertension may help preserve cognitive abilities as well as cardiovascular health. "Even small reductions in blood pressure resulting from detection and treatment may preserve cognitive function for many Americans," he said. The investigators analyzed data from the Maine-Syracuse Longitudinal Study...

Lead exposure plus high blood pressure may impair mental ability

...rking age adults may lead to diminishing cognitive abilities in later life. "These findings suggest a possible...igit symbol substitution, a complex test of mental abilities that considers time and accuracy in completing the task. Using data from NHANES III, researchers lo...

New blood transplant method stops fatal side effect, Stanford study finds

... harness the elusive cells' immune system-soothing abilities in mice. Using a combination of irradiation and antibodies, he was able to preferentially boost the mice's regulatory T cells from about 1 percent of the total T cells to more than 90 percent. The treated mice had a dramatic reduction in acute graft-...

Acting to prevent mild cognitive deficit after 60 may hinge on knowing levels of blood factor

...levels on cognitive tests that measured a range of abilities that included abstract reasoning, visual and verbal memory, organization, attention, executive ability, tracking, and global ability. Research has shown that high levels of homocysteine may, over time, adversely affect cognitive performance, but, u...

Nursing Resource Teams can recruit and retain nurses

...anization in a manner that recognizes their unique abilities and employment needs. Dr. Andrea Baumann, Principle Co-Investigator and Co-director of NHSRU, says the NRT proved to be a more efficient means of providing appropriate staff coverage and has facilitated the discontinuation of agency use. "The NRT...

'Big picture' of brain changes may be crucial to recovery from stroke injury

...lly have looked to changes in patient behavior and abilities as indicators of the functions normally performed ... attention to visual targets, one of the cognitive abilities most severely impaired by spatial neglect. Researchers scanned patients' brains during these tasks o...

Study reveals surprising attitudes about research involving adults with Alzheimer's

...eceived federal funding for a new study of consent abilities in Alzheimer's patients. In recent years, researchers have brought out some heavy new weapons to test in the fight against Alzheimer's disease, including new medications, gene transfer interventions that inject genes into the brain, and "vaccines" de...

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