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Carnegie Mellon researchers open window into the ability of humans to recognize faces

...to recognize faces is impaired from birth--are not just deficient at recognizing individuals they know, but they are also poor at simply discriminating between two faces when presented side by side. The researchers also have discovered through functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) scans that, contr...

Pediatricians must confront community-based threats to health

...xpand their roles to include that of advocate, not just for the individual but for the population of children as a whole."...

Cognitive therapy works as well as antidepressants, but with lasting effect after therapy ends

...erapy to treat moderate to severe depression works just as well as antidepressants, according to an authoritative report appearing today in the Archives of General Psychiatry. The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and Vanderbilt University, challenges the American Psychiat...

Endangered species: Who will teach anatomy in 2010?

Are there too many, too few, or just enough future anatomists in the training pipeline ...rtment chairs and medical school deans. An article just published in the journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) warns that, at a tim...

Education program reduces incidents of shaken baby syndrome

...arents with this information at that special time, just after the birth of their children, appeared to provide a critical reminder that resulted in fewer cases of abuse." The statewide incidence of abusive head injuries in Pennsylvania did not change significantly from 1996 to 2002, suggesting that the re...

Metabolic side effects of antipsychotics are known, but rarely monitored

...ewer drugs are definitely more effective, they are just not without their own side effects," Dr. Buckley s...still have a way to go," says Dr. Buckley, who had just met with a young woman with schizophrenia already struggling with her weight. "I was telling her she...

West Africa: meningitis epidemics driven by the wind

...chers from the IRD and partner institutes (2) have just for the first time quantified this link between the epidemics cycle and climate variations. Statistical methods brought out evidence of a coincidence between the seasonal variability of the number of cases of meningitis recorded in Mali and the clima...

Insomnia, falls in elderly linked

...nning into or tripping over objects in the dark or just becoming confused about their surroundings. Insomnia is known to cause daytime sleepiness and clumsiness, as well as cognitive deficits. It slows down a person's reaction time, which could reduce the likelihood of quick corrective maneuvers that migh...

Study reveals drinking alcohol reduces breast milk supply in women

...ie Mennella, PhD. "If a mother is drinking alcohol just to improve the quality or quantity of her milk, she needs to know that there is no evidence to support this claim. In fact, the hormones underlying lactation and her milk production will be altered in the short term."...

Vigorously active adolescents are leaner, fitter

...used to determine body fat. Adolescents averaged just five minutes per day of vigorous physical activity... do their schoolwork when they get home; they will just not be able to watch as much television." Dr. Gutin noted that the findings regarding the need for ...

Dr. Gutin selected as Fulbright Senior Specialist

...at the MCG Georgia Prevention Institute work to do just that. He has been principal investigator on a half-dozen National Institutes of Health grants in the last 10 years examining the impact of fitness on fatness and vice versa. He and his colleagues are in the middle of the MCG FitKid Project, funded b...

ISHLT updates guidelines for heart and lung transplants

...ere are many issues to consider. A lot has changed just in the past few years," Mehra says. A primary example is that of the growing older population, and with it, a greater number of patients who would benefit from a transplant. "There are now a lot of patients who are viable transplant candidates who pr...

The right to live gives us a right to die

... in this week's BMJ. The right to life does not just mean the right to exist, but implies the right to a minimum level of life, says Professor of Philosophy Anthony Grayling. That minimum includes the right to be "as free as reasonably possible from distress and pain." If an individual feels t...

Neurology Now magazine launches at AAN meeting

...nd champagne will take place starting at 5:00 p.m. just outside the exhibit hall in the Miami Beach Convention Center. About Neurology Now In focus groups sponsored by the AAN, neurologists said they needed more time and effort spent on patient education and public awareness. Neurology Now was developed i...

Fifteen-year hunt uncovers gene behind 'pseudothalidomide' syndrome

...berts gene, called ESCO2, by studying samples from just 15 Roberts syndrome families from Colombia, Turkey...would be really important to find the gene, but it just wasn't practical at that time." A few years later, in 1995, two Colombian geneticists started their ...

Nature provides inspiration for important new adhesive

...ite wave forces," Li said. "It's quite remarkable, just an incredibly unique natural feature." The mussel protein is a superior adhesive, but not readily available. In trying to identify a protein that could be adapted for this purpose, Li had another inspiration at lunch - while eating tofu. "Soy beans, ...

Location of body fat associated with cardiovascular risk even at normal body weight

...r tissues and around the body's organs rather than just under the skin) was associated with metabolic syndrome in older men and women whether they were normal weight, overweight or obese. Subcutaneous (under the skin) abdominal fat was associated with metabolic syndrome only in normal weight men. Intermus...

Technology helps Stanford shed new light on coronary bypass surgery

...wly created vessels. "The new technology now is just fantastic," Dyels said. He went home five days after his surgery, which was performed by Robert Robbins, MD, professor and chair of cardiothoracic surgery at the Stanford University School of Medicine. "Anything I can do to help advance the technolog...

Columbia research suggests need to rethink causes of heart failure

...e measurement of heart shape. The other studies just measured heart width, but Dr. King's 3-D echocardiography system also measured heart length, proving that these patients did not have smaller hearts, as previously believed. Prior to this study researcher had also compared the cardiac failure patient...

To boost efficiency, hospitals borrow principles from factory floor

...under four hours," said Lin. "The system is just not set up right," he said. "No one is actively seeking to get patients through efficiently. It has to be built into the process."...

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