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Jan/Feb Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet

...rtant difference between personal accounts and the facts outlined in the medical log. Narratives, the author asserts, capture some of the intangible sights, sounds and emotions that are so much a part of family medicine and that might provide meaningful insights into disease, illness, suffering and the na...

Better communication between families, health care providers can reduce cost, length of stay in ICU

...even days. Discussions are centered around medical facts (prognosis, treatment options); explicit reviews of the prognosis and the range of possible outcomes; the beginning of a discussion of the goals of the family; and a review of the communication plan. The advance practice nurse would then act as the c...

What is the sound of one person talking? New speech collection tells all, syllable by syllable

...Ohio State researchers to uncover some interesting facts about how people speak in conversation. For instance, the speakers spoke a total of 306,652 words, but only 9,600 different words. Almost 80 percent of the total words spoken were one-syllable words. One and two-syllable words made up more than 90 p...

Five surprising facts about starvation that could change the international agenda

...ience and Policy at Tufts University, discuss five facts about world hunger, children and wasting, a condit...t of the data, the authors present five surprising facts about severe children malnutrition and argue that such conditions must be resolved in non-emergency ...

Trans fat leads to weight gain even on same total calories, animal study shows

... amount of trans fat to be listed in the nutrition facts panel on all foods. But the restaurant industry is exempt....

4th International Conference on Memory

...ng age. These include memory for well-known words, facts and ideas, and even memory for information held in the mind for a short time, such as telephone numbers. As we age, all of us are going to make more use of lists, reminders and prompts, says Professor Craik. Forming childhood memories through storyt...

Going where no unhydrogenated soybean oil has gone before

...rers to show the amount of trans fats on nutrition facts labels. The new oil is the product of research conducted in the university's agronomy department by a soybean breeding team led by Walter Fehr, Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor in Agriculture. Fehr obtained from scientists at Saga Universi...

UK record heatwave and rising pollution observed by eyes in the sky: Images reveal hotspots

...ly 19th reached a record maximum for July. These facts are dramatically demonstrated by the latest images from two sensors, the Advanced Along Track Scanning Radiometer (AATSR) on ESA's ENVISAT satellite and the Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) on NASA's Aura Satellite. The AATSR data show clearly how ...

Multi-tasking adversely affects brain's learning, UCLA psychologists report

...oldrack said. "Our results suggest that learning facts and concepts will be worse if you learn them while...nt set of brain areas than those used for learning facts and concepts, which rely on the declarative memory system. The beeps in the study disrupted declarat...

Treating medically unexplained symptoms

...y deficit or an inability to commit health-related facts to memory. The results also indicate that these patients react emotionally to medical situations, so they may find it hard to cope when a doctor fails to explain all their symptoms. Some of these characteristics could, of course, reflect the patients...

HIV Science and Responsible Journalism Satellite Meeting

...er. From San Francisco to South Africa, scientific facts and fringe theories compete for reporters'--and the public's--attention. Reporters strive for balance, but is balance always appropriate when the evidence backs one side? And how does a reporter know when an idea has scientific merit, and when it doe...

Same mortality but higher suicide rate among women with breast implants

...lead to implant replacement. Women must take those facts into consideration when determining whether or not they want to receive breast implants," concludes the researcher....

LSD treatment for alcoholism gets new look

...Dr. Erika Dyck has been unearthing some intriguing facts related to a group of pioneering psychiatrists who worked in Saskatchewan, Canada in the '50s and '60s. Among other things, the University of Alberta history of medicine professor has found records of the psychiatrists' research that indicate a si...

New family health history projects focus on Alaska Native, Appalachian communities

...s for a prize. Minnesota has developed a number of facts sheets about chronic diseases in which family history plays a major role. These fact sheets will be used this month in family history campaigns in hospitals across Minnesota and at the state health department. Additionally, Minnesota and Michigan h...

WHO and UN need to change the way they work to address Africa's problems

... Editorial. The report suffers from being light on facts and heavy on well-rehearsed rhetoric. Much is lifted from past WHO World Health Reports and supplemented by data from other institutions. There are some useful anecdotes, for example one on Rwandas success in reducing road traffic accidents, but thes...

New info on eating disorders in two Stanford/Packard children's studies

...NOS. Other surprises of the research include the facts that younger patients were more likely to be male than those older than 13, and that one in five patients younger than 13 had experimented with vomiting as a weight-loss technique. "Pediatricians and parents shouldn't think of weight loss, or even ...

Morphine kills pain -- not patients

...e those in the medical community to understand the facts about morphine and other opioids its time to set the record straight. Doctors should feel free to manage pain with doses adjusted to individual patients so that the patients can be comfortable and be able to live with dignity until they die. The a...

Key science Web sites buried in information avalanche

...anger of becoming buried in the sheer avalanche of facts now available online. Key science sites are failing to register in the top 30 Google search results. New research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) clearly shows that anyone using the Web to make their information available...

Healthy schools project gets an 'A'

...o a healthy diet, how to interpret foods nutrition facts panel and why limiting fat in the diet is important. Students also learn about resting heart rates and the link between aerobic exercise and heart health. They learn how to calculate their target heart rate and the different activities they can do...

Penn study on lung-infecting bacterial enzyme suggests new approach to cystic fibrosis treatment

...er inflammation and cell death. Together, these facts compellingly suggest that SMase plays a critical role in the heretofore mysterious pathogenesis of lung injury in CF patients. They also present a new paradigm for treating CF. Specific inhibitors against the enzyme, in conjunction with current antib...

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