Tag: "language" at medical news
Autistic children's abnormal metabolic profile findings
...ized by impairment in social interactions, limited language
acquisition, repetitive behaviors, and restricted interests. Usually diagnosed before the age of three, the disorder appears to have increased tenfold over the last 15 years, now affecting more than 30 of every 10,000 children in the United States. A...
New health information resource from Tufts for Asian-language speakers
...ed health resource for Asian Americans whose first language
is not English. Dubbed SPIRAL for "Selected Patien...is for both physicians and patients. Segmented by language
and by subject, a user either a patient, doctor or other caregiver -- can search for documents in a...
2005 Wistar Institute Science Journalism award winner announced
...erceptive journalism written in broadly accessible language
plays a primary role in communicating progress in biomedicine to the public, which both supports and is the beneficiary of basic biomedical research. For these reasons, journalistic excellence in this area is of the highest importance and deserves to...
NCI's Patient Navigator Research Program: Questions and answers
...; communication and information problems including language
barriers; problems with an inferior healthcare system within their communities; travel and distance challenges that can lead to missed doctor appointments; and emotional barriers where irrational fears lead to cancellation or delay of medical service...
Learning software developed by Rutgers-Newark scientist helps 450,000 students with reading
...ity have demonstrated that developmental skills in language
and reading can be dramatically improved through t...ere are various Fast ForWord products that address language
and reading from pre-school though high school. Additional studies in the PALS program (Program in ...
Brain imaging study explains Williams syndrome language gifts
...pact: The isolated, thickened cortical region in language
areas is remarkable because patients with Williams syndrome show marked strengths in language
and related abilities. The ability to map these abnormalities in living patients demonstrates how ge...
Specific behaviors seen in infants can predict autism, new research shows
... these same children also showed difficulties with language
and communication they used fewer gestures, understood fewer phrases and had lower scores for both expressive and receptive language. It is not known whether these risk markers constitute an early manifestation of the disorder, or are behaviors that...
Perceived discrimination linked to coronary artery calcification
..."It's rare that someone would use blatantly racist language
in public, but that doesn't mean that discrimination is no longer a problem." Coronary artery calcification was present in 59.6 percent of the women. The more discrimination they reported, the more likely they were to have any calcification, she sa...
Health-care ethics practical, smart: U of T study
... co-author. "Whatever we can do to give people the language
and the skills to talk about these issues, the easier it will become to deal with them." MacRae says the hub and spokes model also makes good business sense and believes it can be used in the corporate world. "It has been adopted because it's good p...
Autism conference reports advances in early diagnosis, role of immune system and more
...ndophenotypes and their related genes, such as for language
delay, we will be homing in on genes for autism," ... such brain defects would almost certainly disturb language
development in ways typical of autism, the researchers said. The study suggests that environmental f...
Early failure to pay attention to faces, speech may influence later development in autism
...elp explain the profound impairments in social and language
development shown by most children with the disord...lers with autism that not only has a dual focus on language
and cognitive development but also promotes the emotional relationship between a child and other peo...
Younger is better when implanting cochlear implants, IU study finds
...n who receive cochlear implants do better learning language
and speech the younger they receive the implants, ...ory that there is a "sensitive period" for optimal language
development during the early years of life. In the study, the speed at which language
was learned w...
Umbilical cord-blood transplants save lives of babies with rare genetic disorder
...opmental skills and had age-appropriate mental and language
skills. "Time is of the essence in treating the children before symptoms progress and become irreversible," said Kurtzberg. "The diseases may be uncommon, but the cost to the child, their family and to society at large is enormous when one considers...
Empathetic voice improves doctor-patient communication
...sh-speaking Chile, the findings could apply to any language
and culture. "Looking into the future, both doctors and patients would benefit greatly if doctors were better trained in developing a fellow human voice in dealing with patients,'' she said. "If patients are satisfied, they are more likely to comply ...
The anatomy of sarcasm: Researchers reveal how the brain handles this complex communication
...y. The prefrontal cortex is involved in pragmatic language
processes and complex social cognition, thus it fo...ssing sarcastic utterances: 1-The left hemisphere language
cortices interpret the literal meaning of the utterance; 2-The frontal lobes and right hemisphere p...
Researchers largely at fault for health risk studies that influence and confuse the public
...clinical studies as well as be more mindful of the language
they use to describe their findings in the scientific literature or in writing reviews of other research, asserted Dr. Kupfer in a session devoted to discussion about risk factors in medicine and psychiatry. Dr. Kupfer is co-author of the recently pu...
A 'mind-reading' mum - rich or poor - is key to baby's progress
...but it is not the best means of anticipating later language
and play skills, says a study of more than 200 mot...om poorer backgrounds scored less well in tests of language
and play. And those in the lowest 10 per cent were more likely to have mothers in the lowest of the ...
Medical privacy vs. health care quality?
...hers to help them improve too. But HIPAA's current language
requires that even quality-improvement research us...al pages long and complicated. And HIPAA's current language
leaves large amounts of room for interpretation, meaning that some hospitals might take a conservati...
Study shows even limited training improves communication with patients from other cultures
...im tradition of fasting during Ramadan, or Spanish language
lessons focused on common medical terms really wor... bigger problem than the ability to speak the same language
and extends into perceptions of cultural differences, where the patient can feel underappreciated or...
Dartmouth professor finds prescription drug advertising 'walks a communications tightrope'
... Glinert's second study concerned the basic use of language
in five different prescription drug ads. Using principles of discourse analysis, he looked at what the ads were trying to communicate, and what the viewer was likely to derive from them. For example, he took into consideration the overall architectur...
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