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UPenn receives 2005 Templeton Research Lectures Grant

...hree-year $270,000 grant promotes the constructive engagement of science and religion through interdisciplinary study groups and an annual distinguished lectureship. The other two 2005 recipients announced earlier this month are Frankfurt University in Germany and Vanderbilt University in Tennessee. Made possib...

Exercise variety - not intensity - appears to reduce some Alzheimer's disease risk

...brain active, or that this variety reflects better engagement in both physical and social activities. Confirmation of this association in future studies may provide an additional impetus for people to remain or become engaged in several physical and other leisure activities later in life," says Constantine G. L...

Early failure to pay attention to faces, speech may influence later development in autism

...his very early intervention that focuses on social engagement alters the course of development," she said. "As part of our outcomes, we will be examining the child's brain responses to social stimuli. We hope to find that our intervention not only affects behavior but also alters the trajectory of early brain...

Resettling the 'Lost Boys of Sudan' in the United States

...gests that relative levels of family and community engagement after arriving in the United States may mediate the ultimate impact of early trauma on later psychosocial functioning," the authors write. "The Sudanese minors seemed to function well in school and activities outside the home," the authors conclude. ...

Resettling the 'Lost Boys of Sudan' in the United States

...pproach that includes greater family and community engagement augmented by innovative social service and health-...gests that relative levels of family and community engagement after arriving in the United States may mediate the ultimate impact of early trauma on later psychos...

'I'm a Kid Too' project completes first phase

...so hopes to collectively develop communication and engagement strategies that the workers can use during treatment sessions to ensure the children are treated and viewed as people, not just a diagnosis....

Americans think commitment to health research should be stronger

... believe it will. "The understanding, support and engagement of the public are essential if the research enterprise is to continue to succeed. To ensure that success, stakeholders in research must commit to listening to the public and being responsive to their concerns. The concerns expressed by the public ar...

Evacuation of elders during disasters to be addressed at GSA's upcoming annual meeting

...s was a series of forums and focus groups on civic engagement held in four cities across the country earlier thi...gagement project, representatives from other civic engagement initiatives, a former director of a national service program, and a WHCoA Policy Committee member. S...

New survey reveals older Americans' attitudes toward sleep and healthy aging

... be as important as nutrition, exercise and social engagement to the health of older adults." The Gallup survey also showed that 77 percent of older adults expressed concerns about the long-term effects of prescription sleep aids and nearly seven in ten (68 percent) are concerned about becoming addicted to th...

Exercise adds years to life and improves quality, researchers say

... after baseline responses were recorded -- through engagement in leisure, occupational or home activities, such as house-cleaning or gardening -- were "fitter, had higher levels of self-efficacy and physical self-esteem, expressed more positive affect and reported, in turn, a better quality of life." Increased ...

New pain research: Routine Tylenol for nursing home residents with dementia increases activity

...em somewhat, which was manifested in more positive engagement with their environment," Chibnall said. He said th...re appears safe and effective in increasing active engagement with the environment."...

Families can alleviate 'time crunch' by working with, not for, professionals

...enge, the authors outline a new model of community engagement where citizens (both lay and family professionals) work together to create community-wide changes. In this model, called the Families and Democracy Model, "professionals serve as resources whose knowledge and expertise is 'on tap,' not 'on top,'" the...

Congo conflict 'The world's deadliest humanitarian crisis'

...impact is almost universal, and that international engagement remains completely out of proportion to humanitari...sential to lower the death toll; greater political engagement is urgently required; the parties to the conflict must be held to account; and the level of humanita...

GlaxoSmithKline funds $1.65 million effort for UNC-Duke public health care partnership

...nent of area two health disparities is community engagement to identify needs and develop solutions. Both Duke and UNC currently have major community-based initiatives at sites in the state. Building on these with the aim of reaching underserved African-Americans and the growing Latino population, efforts wil...

Higher optimism levels associated with lower risk of cardiovascular death in elderly men

...ptimism, defined as having generally positive life engagement and expectancies for one's future. Erik J. Giltay, Ph.D., M.D., of GGZ Delfland, Institute of Mental Health, Deft, the Netherlands, and colleagues studied elderly men living in the Netherlands to determine optimism's effect on cardiovascular death. T...

Mother's depressive symptoms contribute unfavorably to parenting practices

... practices, particularly those that involve active engagement with the child. Our results highlight the importance of screening new mothers for depressive symptoms." Results from the study showed that 43.8 percent of mothers with depressive symptoms were likely to be breastfeeding at two to four months post par...

Postpartum depressive symptoms in mothers associated with some unfavorable parenting practices

...hat mainly parenting practices that involve active engagement with children are affected by mothers' symptoms of depression, the authors write. "The findings from this study offer important implications for pediatric health care professionals and practice," the authors conclude. "The first is the need to scree...

Quality of life can improve in old age, claim researchers

... improves as they get older. In particular, social engagement such as volunteering can significantly improve quality of life, even in very old age." The researchers found that factors such as a long standing illness, difficulties in moving about and carrying on with every day activities, depression or financial...

Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine theme issue on children and the media

...ispose adolescents and young adults toward greater engagement in general health risk behaviors and toward tension and conflict in social interactions with others," the authors conclude. "Adolescents and their parents may benefit from media education campaigns." (Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2006;160:341-347.) Ch...

New council promotes partnerships between UCSF and community

... tremendously excited to see this program in civic engagement taking shape at UCSF," Grumbach said. "Already, fr... final report in August 2005. "Excelling at civic engagement the collaboration between the University and the community for the purpose of improving community h...

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