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Disability payments may spur drug abuse

...ccurs in the first five days of any given month is driven largely by the arrival of Supplemental Security In...s and deaths. Most of the increase, they state, is driven by SSI and DI recipients. Our results suggest that full wallets can exacerbate impulse control prob...

Hormone regulates fondness for food

...he finding that the liking of food is biologically driven should encourage a more sympathetic attitude to people with weight problems....

Surgery by satellite -- New possibilities at medicine's cutting edge

... to your town. Robots that perform surgery can be driven by surgeons who no longer stand by the patient, but direct the operation from a computer console. In most cases the surgeon is seated at a console within the theatre, only a few metres away from the patient. Now a team of surgeons and scientists have...

Aluminum foil lamps outshine incandescent lights

...t certain diseases such as psoriasis that can be driven into remission by narrow-spectrum ultraviolet light, Eden said....

SCAI'S Hildner Lecture traces progress through 30 years of interventional cardiology

...oston Scientific. The changes he has observedand driven forwardare nothing short of remarkable. In the early days of interventional cardiology, for example, catheters were bulky and difficult to maneuver. As a result, only 510 percent of patients were candidates for balloon angioplasty, the procedure was ...

'Marked departure' in Medicare practice of paying physicians in Geriatric Care Improvement Act

...tcomes that are defined by a care planning process driven by a compassionate, robust partnership between physicians, patients, and the patient's family. Evidence-based medicine and clinical decision-support tools guide decision making Physicians in the practice accept accountability for continuous q...

JCI table of contents: May 1, 2007

...I in cells that would normally produce lung tumors driven by the oncogene K-RAS, resulted in delayed onset and decreased severity of lung cancer in these animals. The findings suggest that, if these results hold true in humans, then inhibiting GGTase-I may be a useful strategy to treat K-RASinduced malignan...

Resident work hour restrictions may be costly for teaching hospitals

...ocations," they conclude. "This consensus must be driven more by their institutions education mission and less by its service needs from a staffing perspective, hospitals may have to view interns and residents as students rather than as an economical source of labor in a difficult reimbursement environme...

PneuStep -- MRI-safe motor makes robotic biopsies possible

...entirely out of plastics, ceramics and rubber, and driven by light and air, was published in the February issue of the IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechanotronics. The challenge for his engineering team was to overcome MRIs dependence on strong magnetic interference. Metals are unsafe in MRIs because the ma...

Therapy is not one size fits all

...ination. "Traditionally, psychotherapy has been driven by specific theoretical orientations and their corresponding techniques. However, these specific orientations rarely coincide well with the needs of clients," said Glenn Good, associate professor of educational, school and counseling psychology in th...

Study questions 'cancer stem cell' hypothesis in breast cancer

...covered that the proposed "cancer stem cells" were driven by an activated molecular pathway that makes them ...rnative explanation that tumors are initiated and driven by a single, abnormal type of adult stem cell found in, for example, breast tissue, resulting in a p...

Hot tubs hurt fertility, UCSF study shows

...ter three to six months. This increase was largely driven by a statistically significant increase in sperm motility among responders, from a mean of 12 percent at the start of the study to 34 percent post-intervention. Of the six patients who did not see an increase in sperm count or motility, tobacco us...

Better designed roadway intersections can boost older drivers' performance

... was a 2004 Buick Century, typical of the vehicles driven by older adults. During the road course, instruments collected data on the cars stability and speed and cameras recorded the drivers head movements. In addition, evaluators who sat in the passenger seat recorded data on the participants driving behav...

States with higher levels of gun ownership have higher homicide rates

...iation between firearm prevalence and homicide was driven by gun-related homicide rates; non-gun-related homicide rates were not significantly associated with rates of firearm ownership. These results suggest that it is easier for potential homicide perpetrators to obtain a gun in states where guns are m...

Benefits of testosterone treatment unknown, research shows

...erone's efficacy, drug companies have successfully driven its sale, Dr. Montori says. Currently, physicians may be prescribing testosterone to otherwise healthy men who report poor quality of life, limited sex drive and fatigue and may have somewhat low testosterone levels. These clinicians and their pati...

Youth are receiving shorter inpatient stays for mental health treatment

...yment. "Most troubling is the possibility that, driven by financial and other pressures, mental health providers are discharging severely ill youth too early in treatment. However, it may be that mental health providers are using hospital resources more efficiently and that children are increasingly bein...

Study finds limitations in publicly reported quality-of-care indicators for heart-failure patients

...alization after discharge for heart failure may be driven by a different set of care processes and better methods for identifying and validating new performance measures are needed. Researchers utilized data on 5,791 patients seen at 91 hospitals, taken from a large heart failure patient registry and perfo...

Brains can recover from alcoholic damage but patients should stop drinking as soon as possible

...rease in choline, indicating that volume regain is driven primarily by rising choline levels, while the more the NAA recovered, the better the patients performed on the d2-test." There were no significant changes in the controls. Dr Bartsch and his colleagues were confident that the increase in brain vo...

Novel brain areas associated with the recognition of gender, ethnicity and the identity of faces

...digm. This allowed them to isolate brain responses driven by very selective neurons tuned for both ethnicity and gender. As expected, they found brain responses to the female Asian and male Caucasian face images within regions in the fusiform gyrus, a brain area previously associated with face processing. M...

Consumer-driven health plans slow to catch on, 2nd annual survey finds

...mer-driven plans. Two-thirds of people in consumer driven plans with annual household incomes of under $50,000 are spending 5 percent or more of their income on medical expenses and premiums and 2 in 5 are spending 10 percent or more. Consumer-driven plans remain largely unknown to most Americans, the su...

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(Date:7/28/2014)... Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard ... will be commercialized by a newly formed private ... and personalized medicine products. The announcement ... of Technology Development (OTD) and the start-up Emulate ... automated human Organs-on-Chips platform. , "This is ...
(Date:7/27/2014)... that nicotine and cotinine, a metabolite of nicotine, can ... in smoke. , The carcinogen 4-(methylnitrosamino)-1-(3-pyridyl)-1-butanone or NNK is ... ends up in the tobacco smoke. Once inhaled, it ... is activated by a variety of enzymes called Cytochrome ... nicotine can partially interfere with the activation of NNK, ...
(Date:7/27/2014)... of mayfly in the southern Western Ghats, a mountain range ... the first time that any mayfly belonging to the genus ... The new species, called Labiobaetis soldani , "is named ... to the understanding of the Ephemeroptera of Palaearctic and Oriental ... the new mayfly in the Journal of Insect Science ...
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