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New approach to eye training may significantly improve performance

...ng from dim to strong using the "amplification" or focusing in process. Then they trained on "noisy," or high-clutter, displays, exercising their filtering mechanism. The other three volunteers started with the noisy displays and then switched to clear. Over five days, the volunteers made nearly 4,000 practic...

Money doesn't buy happiness - - except when disability strikes

...psychological well-being on a standardized survey, focusing on happiness, enjoyment of life, sadness and loneliness. They looked at how that self-reported well-being changed over time, from pre-disability to post-disability. The analysis showed that those whose financial assets had been above the median befo...

Post-traumatic stress disorder common among refugees in western countries

...s disorder. However, the authors note that despite focusing on the larger and more rigorous surveys available there was substantial variability in the results of the studies. Dr Fazel states: "Our overall estimates will need to be used judiciously, in view of the fact that it is difficult to know whether the ...

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...hereditary breast cancer. Today, his laboratory is focusing on the characterization of tumor suppressor genes and the identification of novel genes that confer predisposition to malignancy. His talk will be "Mutations in the epidermal growth factor receptor as predictors of response to tyrosine kinase inhibit...

Delay in Alzheimer's disease onset seen for first time

...hese findings and what they represent. Rather than focusing on the effects of the particular drugs tested, Dr. Petersen indicates he is enthusiastic about the underlying concept -- causing any amount of postponement in the heretofore unstoppable progression of Alzheimer's disease. "This study may be the front...

Study shows symptom-driven therapy may be ok for some adults with mild persistent asthma

...he NHLBI Division of Lung Diseases, commented, "By focusing exclusively on mild persistent asthma, the IMPACT study has added to our understanding of possible treatment options for different levels of asthma severity." NAEPP is expected to release updated guidelines in 2006. An expert panel will consider the ...

Cleveland physician to receive Benjamin Spock Award

...approach the problems of cancer and heart disease, focusing on diagnosis and treatment and often losing sight of prevention. He began a groundbreaking research study in which he virtually eliminated heart disease among his patients by encouraging them to change to a low-fat vegetarian diet, adding medication...

The Neurosciences and Music in Leipzig: Registration boom and over 140 posters

...in music. Also of great interest are the sessions focusing on the impact of music on education processes, and development, also in presence of neurological disorders, for example in the area of speech and language. Furthermore, the topics and lectures dedicated to "music-therapy" which had been intentional...

Newborn's first week may be critical period for developing obesity in adulthood

...ious studies by Dr. Stettler and his collaborators focusing on rapid weight gain in infancy. They found that rapid weight gain during the first four months increased the risk of being overweight at age seven. They also found a higher rate of obesity at age 20 among African Americans who gained weight rapidly ...

ANNA awards Nurse Researcher of the Year to Rutgers College of Nursing faculty member

...ctice," she said. Thomas-Hawkins is currently focusing her research on the study of illness perceptions and interpretations of elderly individuals with chronic kidney failure. The Burlington, N.J. resident is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Nephrology Nursing Journal research ma...

Canadian youth 4th highest in international obesity study

...e dietary results only underline the importance of focusing on physical activity rather than food intake as the primary way to combat overweight and obesity, the researcher emphasizes. "The adolescent obesity epidemic is a global issue," concludes the paper, which appears in the May issue of Obesity Reviews, ...

Emory holds national conference on HIV vaccine and drug research

...s, and HIV management: options and opportunities, focusing on Africa. Confirmed faculty include Joep Lange, Center for Poverty-related Communicable Diseases, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam; Douglas Richman, University of California, San Diego/VAMC; Jean-Marie Andrieu, University of Paris; ...

White House/VA conference on emerging technologies for disabilities

...s attended panel discussions and breakout sessions focusing on technology and physical impairments, neuroprosthetics, retinal prostheses, assistive technology, limb loss, transportation, technology delivery, workforce education, and research and technology development....

Nestler elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

...earch on drug addiction and psychiatric disorders, focusing on providing new insight into the genetic, molecular and biochemical factors associated with both mental illnesses and drug addiction. Under his leadership, UT Southwestern researchers hope to unlock some of the complicated questions surrounding ment...

New Medicare policy allows seniors access to Crystalens

...alens is the first and only FDA-approved naturally focusing (accommodating) vision-correction lens replacement...iffen, lose flexibility and cloud, diminishing its focusing ability. Crystalens corrects vision at all distances and in most cases eliminates the need for gl...

Blocking the Odc gene is effective in preventing cancers

...s develop new strategies for preventing cancers by focusing efforts on Odc. Normally, Myc accelerates cell division by suppressing two proteins, called p27Kip1 and p21Cip1, which act as brakes on this process. In the absence of these proteins, the biochemical engine that drives the division of a single cell ...

Relationships improve quality of life for prostate cancer patients

...cted by a patient's quality of life. Some studies, focusing on the impact of support groups, have even suggested improved quality of life might translate into improved survival, although that is uncertain. Meanwhile, only 13 percent of men with prostate cancer attend and utilize support groups, and these men ...

Emory study finds health care use, work productivity linked to health levels

...workplace productivity. The reduction of demand by focusing on true health should be a central part of this nation's debate about fixing the healthcare system and insurance coverage. To date, we have focused on the supply-side of the healthcare problems," Keyes says. Keyes conducted the study with Wake Fores...

UK demand for overseas doctors severely affecting sub-Saharan Africa

...ecial opportunities for the UK to take the lead in focusing the attention of the G8 on the wider problems of health professional migration from poor to rich countries. We suggest that one basic measure would be an agreement in consultation with WHO to establish a basis, in developed countries, for minimum an...

Newly developed treatment for severe grief shown more effective than standard therapy

.... IPT included identifying and reviewing symptoms, focusing on grief. The IPT therapist helped patients arrive at a more realistic assessment of the relationship with the deceased, addressing both its positive and negative aspects, and encouraged the pursuit of satisfying relationships and activities. Treat...

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