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Study by Children's Hospital and Carnegie Mellon explains crucial deficit in children with autism

...er research of preschool-age children, which could aid us in the development of possible diagnostic tools and therapies," Johnson said. "Children with autism have the best outcomes when they are diagnosed and begin treatment at an early age." In this study, 11 children with autism, ranging in age from ...

Europe's first polar-orbiting weather satellite ready for launch

...e weather in space as well as a tracking system to aid search-and-rescue operations. At just over 4000 kg, MetOp is the second largest Earth-observation satellite built in Europe. Its launch tomorrow will mark a new era in the field of meteorology by improving medium- to long-term weather forecasting an...

The dietary history locked up in strands of hair can help diagnose eating disorders

...e measures, such as low weight for age and height, aid in diagnosis of eating disorders, up until now doctors and researchers have had to rely heavily on self-reported information and qualitative interviews with patients. Data collected this way is often highly subjective and demands honesty from the pat...

AACE/AIUM join forces to enhance quality and safety in thyroid/parathyroid ultrasound procedures

...ions (UGFNA). AACE offers this course in order to aid physicians in achieving the highest level of expertise, clinical skills, and capabilities in the performance of US and UGFNA for optimal patient care. Dr. Petak noted that AACE is also pleased to collaborate with AIUM in offering its members the opp...

CHEST 2006 abstract briefs

...training therapy is an effective smoking cessation aid without side effects. The new study examined wheth... with nicotine replacement therapy is feasible and aid smoking cessation. Stressful Events Should Not Prohibit Smoking Cessation (Tuesday, October 24, ...

NC State receives $3.5 million to design new treatment strategies for HIV patients

...elop mathematical and statistical models that will aid in designing new treatment strategies for HIV patients. The researchers hope that the grant will help them devise a mathematical model that can predict the best course of treatment for "acutely" infected HIV patients, or patients who have recently ...

Louisiana Tech receives award for hurricane-relief efforts

...ast colleges and distributed $310,796 in financial aid to many of them. "Our entire faculty made the students feel welcome," Reneau said. When Hurricane Rita devastated McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Tech helped by providing critical space and Internet facilities for the university's admin...

Individualized strategies needed for prevention of malaria in long-term travelers

...tegies, and a number of resources are available to aid in this process. Data on safety of chemoprophylaxis drugs show reasonable clinical support for long-term use, particularly for mefloquine." "All travelers should be advised to carry or arrange adequate supplies of antimalarial agents, because count...

Nonminority medical students more satisfied than minority students, study finds

...force. Further study is warranted to assess how to aid minority students during their education to prevent attrition, says Liselotte Dyrbye, M.D., the study's lead author. "Further research exploring medical school experience of minority students is needed to help understand the barriers to development...

A medical micropump

...sive, portable and easy-to-manufacture pump should aid development of a lab-on-a-chip, in which "we take all the components that would fill a room in a medical lab and put them all down on a chip the size of a credit card." Eddings and Gale outlined development of the new micropump in the November 200...

Fosrenol data show evidence of trends towards improved bone formation in CKD stage 5 patients

...act, before it can be absorbed into the blood, and aid patients in maintaining acceptable levels of mean serum phosphorus. Despite the availability of phosphorus-binding agents, it remains a challenge for some CKD Stage 5 patients to maintain target ranges. According to the K/DOQI Clinical Practice G...

Shorter post-operative recovery stay following outpatient tonsillectomy is safe, cost-efficient

...atic tissue located at the back of the throat that aid the body in fighting infections. However, they may become enlarged to the point of causing childhood breathing trouble, manifested most commonly as snoring, sleep problems and obstructive sleep apnea. Approximately 500,000 tonsillectomies are perf...

Recovering alcoholics with poor sleep perceptions will likely relapse

...in the night. Escalated consumption of alcohol to aid sleep can lead to alcoholism. Inaccurate sleep perceptions among alcoholics in early recovery may predict relapse to drinking. Alcohol can initially have sleep-inducing effects among non-alcoholics, but once drinking becomes chronic, alcohol's effec...

AASM position statement: Treating insomnia with over-the-counter sleep aids, herbal supplements

...percent of adults said that they used an OTC sleep aid in the past year.(1) Another survey of 3,447 adul...mnia. 2. The information accompanying an OTC sleep aid should be read carefully. 3. OTC sleep aids are designed only for bedtime use. 4. OTC sleep aids sho...

Law professor finds home health-care workers have few legal protections

... care workers typically work alone and without the aid of patient transfer devices or equipment like adjustable beds." Because judges and policy makers are reluctant to apply labor standards to private homes that serve as workplaces, Smith said there is little effort to think seriously about how to imp...

Defibrillators should be available in ski resorts

...were unable to locate a defibrillator in the first aid room. "We were on the top of the mountain, a cable-car journey from either of the two local towns. The patient remained lying in the snow, as we were unable to move him," she explains. After eight minutes the emergency helicopter arrived with a d...

Olive oil emulsion helps with problem heart arteries

...that this emulsion is a safe, simple and effective aid for stent delivery in the rare cases where stents could not previously be inserted," Dr. Savage said. "It would be a worthwhile addition to the interventionalists' bag of tricks."...

Ethnic disparities in alcohol services: financial and logistical barriers are key

... treatment, we examined episodes of care in mutual aid groups, such as Alcoholics Anonymous, and help offered for drinking problems through medical settings such as hospitals, ERs and clinics, and from psychologists, counselors, psychiatrists and social-service providers. It turns out that the majority ...

High level of cardiac biomarker may help predict risk of CVD events in patients with heart disease

...t that a simple blood test for NT-proBNP level may aid in the risk stratification of high-risk patients, such as those with CHD, and may guide further testing and treatment strategies aimed at reducing future cardiovascular morbidity and mortality," the researchers conclude....

Research ethics committees in Africa report inadequate funding, staffing and training

...s more likely to occur when international funders, aid agencies, and journals require it. "Research ethics committees are expensive, so some countries will not create them until they are told to do so," said Nancy Kass. "Until that happens, this report should help researchers working in Africa better ...

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(Date:4/17/2014)... April 17, 2014The development of stem cell therapies to ... to characterize stem cell populations based on cell surface ... a new marker that is highly expressed in a ... blood, which they describe in an article in ... Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. The article is available free ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... in about one per eight hundred births, Down syndrome ... genetic cause of intellectual disability. It results from a ... third copy of chromosome 21 (1% of the human ... team in the Department of Genetic Medicine and Development ... published in Nature , shed light on how ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... The White House honored Clemson professor Rajendra Singh ... efforts to promote and expand solar deployment in ... the D. Houser Banks Professor of Electrical and ... Silicon Nanoelectronics, is considered a local hero leading ... and economic opportunity in solar power and driving ...
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