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New haptics systems challenge stroke patients to grasp, pinch, squeeze their way to recovery

...at USC's Institute for Creative Technologies. "But now we've created simulations that can assess and rehabilitate a stroke patient under a range of stimulus conditions. These are conditions that aren't easily deliverable or controllable in the real world." The haptics interfaces have descriptive names, ...

Home care patients suffering high rate of pneumonia, complications

... of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry. "We now need to do more defined studies to pinpoint the reasons for this increased rate of pneumonia. It may be because frail patients can't fight infection as well as those who are totally healthy," he added. "It is apparent that home care patients need to ...

K-State researcher discovers compliments go a long way to improve body self-image in women

...t women got depressed and women had body shame but now they're really trying to figure out how to stop this." Fea acknowledges that there is a fine line between a compliment and harassment, with that dividing line being determined by the recipient of the compliment. She emphasized that the compliments, d...

Teenage depression can be enduring, but is more often short-lived

...er the last 10 years of 800 families with children now in their 20s, along with Patricia Brennan from Emory University in Atlanta. The subjects are among 7,000 families in Australia who have been studied since the children were five years old by researchers from the University of Queensland. About half ...

Swedish researchers first in the world to gain access to BIMS

...ation Management System (BIMS) Owing to the system now being developed at Karolinska Institutet in Stockh...ference on biobanks, the university's biobank will now be based on informatics as well as tissue and blood samples. The system will enable researchers to s...

Medical whistleblowers speak out

...ountability Project. In comments that echoed his now infamous testimony to the US Senate Finance Committee, Graham said that, "Nearly 60,000 people probably died from that drug. That's as many of our soldiers that were killed in the Vietnam war [who] died as a result of Vioxx use. And FDA had the opp...

Fluorescence device to diagnose atherosclerosis and tumors described at optics conference

...ug the blood vessel. A variety of technologies are now being investigated for their potential to detect v...e of sensitivity and specificity. Experiments are now being conducted on plaque that exists in patients' blood vessels, both before and after it is remove...

Large survey suggests schizophrenia less prevalent than textbooks say

...d the most comprehensive analysis on the topic and now report their findings in the May issue of the international open-access journal PLoS Medicine . The researchers have done what is called a systematic review of the medical literature, which turned out a few surprises. And knowing about prevalence--d...

Statins underprescribed to patients at higher risk of heart disease, Stanford study says

..., a former postdoctoral scholar at Stanford who is now an assistant clinical professor of medicine at UC-San Francisco, and John Ayanian, MD, associate professor of health-care policy and of medicine at Harvard Medical School....

African HIV subtypes identified in Minnesota population

...ne 15 issue of The Journal of Infectious Diseases, now available online. Viral subtype identification may be important because subtypes may differ in terms of the efficacy of potential vaccines, diagnostic testing for HIV infection, and monitoring of the health of HIV-infected patients. The report, by Tr...

Psychosocial aspects of genetic testing for hereditary cancers meeting at Jefferson June 9-10

...r hereditary cancer in the mid-1990s (doctors can now test for other cancers, such as two types of hereditary colorectal cancer HNPCC and FAP), the accompanying psychological and social issues have taken on new importance as well. Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelph...

New complicated grief treatment holds promise for millions, Pitt researchers report

... this may very well be complicated grief, which we now know is treatable," she said. While complicated grief is not yet included in the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual due to it being a newly characterized condition, its symptoms are identifiable and most often occur ...

People with diabetes more sensitive to cardiovascular effects from air pollution

...her," said Marie O'Neill, Ph.D., an epidemiologist now with the Robert Wood Johnson Health & Society Scholars program at University of Michigan and lead author on the study. "Impaired vascular reactivity has been associated with an increased risk of heart attack, stroke and other heart problems." "Previo...

Stress may increase long-term success of vaccinations

... case of wounds and infection. The researchers are now working on ways to harness the seemingly beneficial effects of acute stress. "It would be extremely helpful if we could somehow capture the body's natural, health-promoting defense mechanisms to fight disease and restore health," Dhabhar said. "These...

Drug to block mother-to-child HIV transmission induces resistance more often than previously thought

...uly 1 issue of The Journal of Infectious Diseases, now available online. A single dose of nevirapine given to an HIV-infected pregnant woman during delivery, and another given to her newborn, can cut the rate of mother-to-child HIV transmission in half. The relative simplicity and affordability of single...

June 2005 Ophthalmology journal

...rnal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, are now available. These include: Noncompliance with Ocular Hypotensive Treatment in Patients with Glaucoma or Ocular Hypertension: An Evidence-Based Review Clinical Results with the Trabectome for Treatment of Open-Angle Glaucoma Developing a Model Sys...

New NIAID grants strengthen national biodefense and emerging infectious diseases research network

...r bioterrorism and emerging infectious diseases is now complete," says Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., director of NIAID. "Our network is working diligently to uncover new knowledge and create preventive, therapeutic and diagnostic tools that will leave us far less vulnerable." NIAID established the RCE network...

Research into the role of friendship among gay and lesbians

... lot to be learned from their examples, especially now when there are more people who choose not to have children and may not be able to rely on family for their care giving," he says. De Vries has written several books on the subject of friendship....

Fungal contamination in breast implant surgery: A rare, preventable complication

...uly 1 issue of The Journal of Infectious Diseases, now available online. The key steps are to use closed systems for filling the devices and to adhere to the strict moisture control and operating room ventilation standards in force at major hospitals. The potential benefits of these precautions could be ...

JAMA study finds whooping cough vaccine effective, safe for teens and adults

...have reduced the threat, but the infection rate is now climbing rapidly among teens and adults. While the...ne and two million U.S. adults and adolescents may now become infected annually. "The arrival of a new combination vaccine for diphtheria, tetanus and ...

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