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NYU Child Study Center raises $4 million at eighth annual child advocacy award dinner

...e to others and to their world. Some do move into productive lives in rewarding ways, but they still struggle. Fortunately, the range of potential outcomes is much broader than was true in the past. But for the majority of these children their lives are limited socially, professionally and intellectually. ...

'Doctor Franklin's Medicine' explores founding father's vast medical legacy

...hers and the tenacity to move these ideas toward a productive end." Franklin used his printing presses and social connections to advance good causes, such as building the first major charity hospital in the colonies and the first American medical school. He also informed people about dangerous epidemics, worthy...

Physicians: Simple 'instrument' allows medical staff to check patients' literacy

...end plain English and act on health information in productive ways. It is the only rapid assessment tool developed both in Spanish and English. "We believe this offers a way for providers to identify patients at risk for literacy-related communication problems," he said. "Here at UNC, we are also developing int...

Treating glaucoma early lowers economic burden

...ain more of their vision and therefore remain more productive with a presumably higher quality of life." ...

Patients now surviving once-fatal immune disease

...ertheless appear to be moderately healthy and lead productive lives, according to results of a study by investig...owed that they can function as relatively healthy, productive individuals, even though they remain vulnerable to chronic, low-grade infections. These individuals ...

Computer systems assisting orthopaedic surgeons

... these tools in a prospective approach can be more productive in their research, and draw conclusions for a given patient."...

Guidelines for Yale physician interactions with pharmaceutical industry

...faculty and trainees on how to develop and sustain productive and ethical relationships with commercial entities. "The Yale guidelines are offered as an example of how one medical school has attempted to meet the challenge of maintaining professionalism, integrity and public service," said Coleman. "We will n...

Public support for science and innovation: Productivity Commission report

...or more funding. "We will be pointing out how more productive Australia has become and how healthier its citizens are through advances in medicines and the industry's strong presence in Australia," Mr Schneemann said. "For example, for every $1 invested in medicines, there is a $4.50 saving in more expensive an...

Vol. 42, No. 5 JRRD tipsheet: Focus on spinal cord injury and prosthetics

... helped veterans with schizophrenia engage in more productive work activity over a 6-month period. Fifty veterans with schizophrenia received either standard support services or CBT and were offered 6-month work placements. Veterans who received CBT worked more weeks and had better work performance than veteran...

Nobel Laureate Eric Kandel condemns 'censorship' of scientists

...agic since biomedical research is at a wonderfully productive point right now and in a position to have a profound impact on the treatment of disease. Moreover, the country is training the next generation of scientists and unless more funding is forthcoming, we cannot assure their future or the American leader...

Epilepsy surgery successful for alleviating seizures over the long term

...lepsy and find employment, often drive, and lead a productive life." Risk with epilepsy surgery is relatively low: 4 percent of patients studied had medical problems due to anesthesia or other neurological complications during surgery. Risk varies by seizure type, where the seizure focal region is located, and...

Chronic pain hurts both workers and employers, says FSU professor

...n double or triple the amount. "An inability to be productive also affects customer retention and increases bottlenecks caused by not keeping up with others, not to mention the costs associated with absenteeism, tardiness and ongoing medical treatment," he said. Hochwarter suggested that a proactive approach by...

Scientists discover new genetic subtypes of common blood cancer

...the differences in outcomes, providing a clear and productive path for further research. This narrowing down of potential genes and proteins within the subgroups "is a huge advance," comments DePinho. "If you know that a certain gene is driving the disease and influences the clinical behavior of the disease in ...

Conference calls for global approach to risk management in medicines, food, environment

...academia, creating a thoroughly balanced forum for productive discussion. Topics will include legal risks, use of risk tools, human factors, enterprise risk management, total life cycle, environmental risk management, research & development, and risk communication. Meeting size will be limited for this exclusi...

Hormone found to decrease appetite and increase activity

...dequate energy supply and that it can afford to do productive things rather than concentrate solely on food seeking or conserving energy. It signals to the brain that it can increase exercise by letting it know that the energy is available to do more things. "If used as a therapy for obesity, oxyntomodulin prov...

FAO workshop highlights sharing of satellite data

...aid: "Whereas FAO has a record of longstanding and productive cooperation with both the European Space Agency as well as the EU-Joint Research Centre, this is the first time the three agencies meet in one room for a full day to review and discuss common experiences and ways forward to use standardized approache...

MSKCC received record gift of $100 million from Mortimer B. Zuckerman for cancer research facility

...s will encourage interactions that are critical to productive collaborations among basic scientists and clinical investigators. We are fortunate to have someone like Mort who recognizes the essential connection between scientific discoveries and advances in patient care." The new building, which includes 16 la...

New analysis showed UC patients in clinical remission had higher rates of employment

...verall health as well as their ability to maintain productive lives." The analysis of the ACT 1 and ACT 2 clinical data revealed that, at baseline, 35 percent of the 727 patients (n=257) in the studies were not employed and 7.0 percent (n=51) were receiving disability compensation. Among patients not employed ...

New survey reveals top summer health concerns

...dicated to ensuring that children stay healthy and productive not only in school but also over summer break," said Anna Weselak, president, National PTA. "It's clear from the survey results that parents are aware that certain health and lifestyle risks may pose a threat to their young teens. We encourage pare...

Health researchers working to improve the lives of the most vulnerable Canadians

...vulnerable people lead longer, healthier, and more productive lives; it will also help build stronger communities and a better society," said Minister Clement. "The better we understand the social, cultural, economic and environmental determinants of health, the better equipped we will be to engage in more effe...

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(Date:7/24/2014)... decreased by 45% on average over a 35 year ... study on the impact of humans on declining animal ... invertebrates such as insects, spiders, crustaceans, slugs and worms ... control for crops, decomposition for nutrient cycling, water filtration ... Science and led by UCL, Stanford and UCSB, ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... sticky research out of York University shows a surprisingly ... toxic grass fungus: moose saliva (yes moose saliva). ... "Ungulate saliva inhibits a grassendophyte mutualism" shows that moose ... (which hosts a fungus called epichlo festucae that produces ... less toxicity. , "Plants have evolved defense mechanisms to ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... counterparts in humans, affect the connections between nerve cells ... hippocampus, an area of the brain that plays a ... memories. The results of the study have been published ... depends on the active communication between nerve cells, known ... into a dense network where they constantly relay signals ...
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