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Family and friends set the speedo

...e with motorists about their driving behaviour and examining the range of factors that influence their decision to speed."...

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

...autism spectrum disorders." The authors are now examining how we might develop this sensitivity to the subtle cues that define gender, ethnicity and identity. Children and adults generally aren't explicitly taught how to make these judgments; it seems to be an automatic process. "Adults show large varia...

TV viewing and physical inactivity independently associated with metabolic risk in children

...n ongoing study, the European Youth Heart Study is examining the nature, strength, and interactions between personal, environmental, and lifestyle influences on later risk of these diseases. As part of this study, European researchers questioned 1,921 children from three regions in Portugal, Estonia and Denmar...

MGH study examines impact of infection with both HIV and hepatitis C virus

... nationwide trial is recruiting people for a study examining whether earlier treatment of HIV will improve hepatitis C treatment outcomes," Kim says. "Part of this study will investigate how earlier treatment may affect immune responses. It also will be important to follow the impact of loss of HCV control o...

Nonprofit hospitals, more nurses and greater availability of technology equal better patient care

... measures. This analysis suggests that rather than examining quality by disease (e.g., AMI, CHF, or pneumonia), it might be more useful from a quality improvement perspective to examine quality measures according to functional roles in the hospital. They created composite measures in the areas of treatment and...

Brain images show hysteria not an imaginary disorder

...thy controls," said Ghaffar. "In addition, a study examining the role of distraction in conversion disorder is underway."...

Analysis: Older men treated for early prostate cancer live longer than those not treated

...ily complex puzzle, and many other researchers are examining different aspects of prostate cancer biology and treatment. Patients should consider enrolling in clinical trials and other research protocols to help us better understand how prostate cancer grows and which patients most likely to benefit." Wong co...

Study explains how NSAIDs halt cancer growth

... clinical and epidemiological researchers to begin examining whether routine use of anti-inflammatory agents had any effect on a persons risk of developing several types of cancer, including colorectal cancer, breast cancer and ovarian cancer. "Since then, studies have indeed shown that at clinically releva...

Racial differences seen in steatosis in patients with hepatitis C

...ely half as likely to have hepatic steatosis.After examining patient characteristics and their responsiveness to treatment, the authors report, "insulin resistance and fibrosis are important and obesity and steatosis may be less or not as important." The results may have been confounded by patients taking o...

Men with no sons more at risk for prostate cancer, according to Mailman School of PH Study

...lowing individuals from an early point in life and examining their risks for disease. Life course studies are particularly well positioned to examine the interplay of genetic and environmental risk factors - the key to understanding many complex diseases....

MU researcher placing eye implants in cats to help humans see

...o further develop surgical techniques. We also are examining the protection the implants might provide to the retinal cells that are dying due to disease progression with the hope that natural sight can be maintained much longer than would be possible in an untreated patient." Narfstrom, the Ruth M. Kraeuch...

Canadian study shows bilingualism has protective effect in delaying onset of dementia by four years

...en much interest and growing scientific literature examining how lifestyle factors such as physical activity, e...dy, researchers set out to answer that question by examining the diagnostic records of 184 patients who came to Baycrest's Sam and Ida Ross Memory Clinic between...

Treatment for homeless youth pays off in long run, study finds

COLUMBUS , Ohio -- One of the few studies examining methods to help homeless youth found that a comprehensive intervention program can indeed dramatically improve their life situation. The six-month study of homeless youth in Albuquerque found that teens who completed the program significantly redu...

RAND study of Los Angeles County neighborhoods and their impact on children enters second phase

...e latest phase of a RAND Corporation study that is examining the impact neighborhoods have on children and fami...blood pressure, cholesterol levels, breathing, and examining levels of stress hormones. The L.A. FANS study was designed to update and expand past research abou...

10 outstanding scientists chosen as First Environmental Health Science Fellows

... between human exposures and health, most recently examining the potential metabolic effects of phthalate exposure in men. ...

RAND study finds higher quality outpatient care greatly benefits chronically ill patients

...verity of a patient's primary disease, but by also examining the number and severity of patients' other diseases. In studying how care influences outcomes, researchers accounted for the unique ways in which doctors and other clinicians tailor individual patient care to the patients' dynamic medical needs. ...

Study tests oral insulin to prevent type 1 diabetes

... through TrialNets natural history study, which is examining the immune and metabolic events that precede diabetes symptoms. Screening involves a simple blood test for the autoantibodies that signify diabetes risk. Individuals enrolled in the natural history study are closely monitored for diabetes developme...

Exercise has no effect on risk of knee osteoarthritis

...s thought to indicate cartilage loss, and also by examining symptoms. The authors conclude: "Physical activity can be done safely without concerns that persons will develop OA as a consequence." In another study in the same issue, researchers led by J.N. Belo of Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam, Netherla...

3-D ultrasound identifies women at risk for impending preterm birth

...ys of the measurement. "Our results suggest that examining the fetal adrenal gland at the time a woman is evaluated for symptoms of preterm labor, may have major beneficial clinical implications," said first author Ozhan Turan, postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sc...

Wartime raises stress, blood pressure rates in military offspring

...merits attention. "We are not aware of any studies examining the impact of the onset of the war on both stress levels and blood pressure of military offspring," Dr. Barnes says. There is evidence of the impact of environmental stress on blood pressure and heart rate, important indicators of cardiovascular he...

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(Date:10/31/2014)... Geologists are letting the air out of a nagging mystery ... have long speculated as to why animal species didn,t flourish ... to prosper at the end of the Proterozoic period, about ... stretch before that, when most researchers think there also was ... so great then, after all. , In a study published ...
(Date:10/31/2014)... University of Adelaide-led project has developed a new test ... against the H5N1 strain of avian influenza virus or ... , This is a significant step in the fight ... is widespread in the poultry populations of South East ... concern because of its possible transmission to humans and ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... Mich. – When most animals begin life, cells immediately ... a vital organ. However, mammals, including humans, are special. ... different first choice – to become the protective placenta ... during this critical first step that research from Michigan ... in the current issue of PLOS Genetics ...
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