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New approach to eye training may significantly improve performance

...f training for people who must pinpoint targets in busy images," Dosher said. The researchers tested six volunteers with normal vision. Half of the volunteers trained first on clear, or low-clutter, displays, identifying targets or patterns ranging from dim to strong using the "amplification" or focusing...

Bad outcomes related to, but not caused by, misdosing of clotbusters in heart attack patients

.... "These findings should be somewhat reassuring to busy physicians in emergency rooms who can assume that as long as the drugs are given carefully to the right patients, small misdosings should not lead to bad outcomes. These are a class of drugs that can save lives, but tend to be underused." For their s...

Simple questions may determine children's exposure to smoke

...'s risk is needed to facilitate that assessment in busy pediatric practices, the authors suggest. Judith A. Groner, M.D., of The Ohio State University College of Medicine & Public Health, Columbus, and colleagues, compared answers to a series of easily administered screening questions about home secondha...

3 questions may provide good clues to smoke exposure

COLUMBUS, Ohio Every day, in thousands of busy pediatric medical offices, doctors and nurses routinely use a variety of questions to determine which of their young patients are at risk for exposure to second-hand smoke in their homes. But these don't always provide a clear enough picture of a yo...

Women rising to the challenge of weightlessness

...at how the 60 days have flown by. "We were far to busy to ever get bored", jokes Marjo. In reality, between examinations, physical exercise and psychological monitoring sessions, the days go by very quickly. As Laurence and Nadine point out, "that is also because we are not able to move from our beds an...

Children living near major roads at higher asthma risk

...ing any new school within 500 feet of a freeway or busy highway. "If we establish that children's asthma is linked with heavy traffic, then it's likely to be a long-term and expensive proposition to begin to design cities to separate transportation corridors from where children live, go to school, and eng...

Students who get drunk weekly have higher risk of injuries

... one-question screening tool that could be used in busy hospital emergency departments. She said the Wake Forest "single question" was designed specifically for college students. "The emergency department presents a teachable moment," she said. "Research has shown that a brief intervention, such as simpl...

Children living near major roads at increased risk of asthma

...ing any new school within 500 feet of a freeway or busy highway. "If we establish that children's asthma is linked with heavy traffic, then it's likely to be a long-term and expensive proposition to begin to design cities to separate transportation corridors from where children live, go to school, and eng...

Nutritious frozen foods can play role in weight-loss programs

...the right direction of portion control. Because of busy lifestyles, many people eat at restaurants rather than take the time to cook at home. Research in other laboratories has shown that people tend to eat the amount of food that they are served, including large restaurant portions. "Many of our subjects...

Study shows how sleep improves memory

...ing this trend as "sleep bulimia" he explains that busy individuals often shortchange their sleep during the week purging, if you will only to try to catch up by "binging" on sleep on the weekends. "This is especially troubling considering it is happening not just among adults, but also among teenagers...

Postpartum treatment key for depression: U of T study

...eak, but it's because compliance is low women are busy and don't attend the classes." After sifting through hundreds of studies, Dennis conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of 15 randomized control trials focusing on prevention of postpartum depression. The trials involved 7,697 women. Her st...

July/August 2005 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet

...finding time to write. As the author examines how busy people find the time to write, three types of writers are identified: deck clearers, wedgers and schedulers. Making Time to Write? By Lucy M. Candib, M.D. ON THIS DAY OF MOTHERS AND SONS A physician reflects on a difficult day when she was faced ...

Hey doc, do I still need this catheter?

...cordswith a written reminder can jog the memory of busy doctors, prompt themto consider removing the catheter, and lead to a much shorter time witha catheter for many patients. The study is published in the August issueof the Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. The written-reminder sys...

Healthcare workers who don't have flu injections could be risking patients' lives

...nificant impact on ward staffing issues during the busy winter months when the incidence of flu is greatest."...

'Healthy weight, healthy shape' key in preventing heart disease

...uidelines on CVD prevention2 by nurse-led teams in busy general hospitals in eight countries. So far, EuroAction patients and their partners have achieved improvements in lifestyle, other cardiovascular risk factors and in the use of cardio-protective medication. Patients have stopped smoking, reduced the...

CHEST 2005 hosts world experts in pulmonary, sleep, and critical care medicine

...s. The educational program has something for every busy practitioner, from contemporary reviews, to world-renowned speakers from more than 18 countries," said CHEST 2005 Program Co-Chair Stephanie Levine, MD, FCCP, Professor of Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX. "M...

Computers can teach patients about screening for cancer

...puters to educate patients. It can save time for a busy medical practice and allow patients to learn at their own pace." The research involved 194 patients over age 50 whose doctors recommended a fecal occult blood test, which is completed at home. Participants were randomly assigned to learn about the t...

New technology could improve clinical trial recruitment

...nic medical record. "It's often difficult during a busy office visit to remember what clinical trials are available for your patient, much less find the time to determine whether your patient is actually eligible, discuss the trial and then refer the patient on for possible enrollment," said Dr. Embi. "By...

What makes the brain tick, tick, tick. . .

...val timing machine, in which individual structures busy with their own neural tasks, generate resonances that integrate to become ticks of the neural clock. Meck, Buhusi and their clockwork colleagues are using an array of experimental techniques to try to identify this "baton" timing signal and to refine...

Eating out often may add to kids' cardiovascular risk

...enience and convenience foods because we have such busy schedules," said study author Karen Olson, R.N., e... include active living and healthy eating in their busy lives," Olson said.Researchers said that there may be other factors besides eating out that may have...

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