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Baby DVDs, videos may hinder, not help, infants' language development

...rcent. For both papers, the researchers conducted random telephone interviews with more than 1,000 families in Minnesota and Washington with a child born in the previous two years. Television, DVD and video viewing were divided into four categories: baby DVDs and videos; educational TV programs, DVDs and...

Children and young people show elevated leukaemia rates near nuclear facilities

...ate analyses were performed including unadjusted, random and fixed effect models and the figures they produced showed considerable consistency. But the authors point out that dose-response studies they looked at - which describe how an organism is affected by different levels of exposure - did not sho...

Research probes seniors' plans for end-of-life care

...from Wisconsin high schools in 1957. In 2003-04, a random subsample of more than 7,000 WLS participants completed phone interviews and mail questionnaires that probed their plans for end-of-life care. Slightly more than half, or 53 percent, had named a health care proxy, the researchers found. People who ...

TV ads may spur more stroke victims to get help sooner

... they experienced any symptoms. Researchers took a random telephone poll of 1,000 Ontarians age 45 and older to monitor awareness of the ad campaigns. The phone surveys included open-ended questions about stroke warning signs until five responses were received. Researchers conducted the surveys just befor...

Soy nuts may improve blood pressure in postmenopausal women

...sal women to eat two diets for eight weeks each in random order. The first diet, the Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes (TLC) diet, consisted of 30 percent of calories from fat (with 7 percent or less from saturated fat), 15 percent from protein and 55 percent from carbohydrates; 1,200 milligrams of calcium per ...

Predicting the quality of life for older adults

...quality of life generated in an earlier study on a random sample of older adults. The replicated study indicated that financial resources, health and meaning in life directly and positively influenced a persons quality of life and health, while emotional support and the physical environment indirectly affec...

Erectile dysfunction -- the canary in the mineshaft?

... whether the association could be age-related. A random sample of men from the Olmsted County population was evaluated by questionnaire, and community medical records of the subjects were examined. Logistical regression models examined the associations between ED and CVD. Men with CVD were 4.2 times more ...

Scientists develop method to track immune system enzyme in live animals

...tensively and express the AID enzyme, which causes random mutations and recombination in the cells immunoglobulin (antibody) genes. For the most part, these genetic changes are beneficial because they enable B lymphocytes to attack and stop the invader. In some cases, however, AID-dependent alterations in t...

Ruling out pulmonary embolism with a simple bedside protocol

...evaluation. The study looked at an 8,138 patient random sample from 13 hospitals. By using a Web-based real-time data collection method and an extremely rigorous study design, it was able to capture the doctors beliefs at the time of treatment, prior to the time that results were available. Importantly, t...

Decorated professor adds Farfel Award to his long list of honors

...that the organized motion underlying the seemingly random motion of turbulence is the key to understanding and controlling it for technological benefits. A colleague from another university wrote in a letter of support that Hussain is "one of the top five experimental turbulence researchers in the world...

Drinking farm milk reduces childhood asthma and allergies but raw consumption remains unsafe

... and the questionnaire results were validated with random telephone interviews with 493 respondents The researchers discovered that children who drank farm milk were much less likely to suffer from hayfever and asthma. Lower levels of diagnosed asthma were also observed for all farm-produced dairy pr...

Fragile X, Down syndromes linked to faulty brain communication

...isordered, with connections between neurons making random paths like hairline cracks racing across a breaking sheet of ice. But as the person or animal begins to learn and remember, the more well-trodden paths, or cracks, connect in purposeful, yet unique ways. "No two nerve cells will always be connected...

Healthy schools project gets an 'A'

...cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, and random glucose. Prior to the intervention, 32 percent ...full cholesterol test (known as a lipid panel) and random (non-fasting) glucose test are offered with parental consent. Over the next few months, students ...

A new, nanoporous ceramic filter offers hope to kidney-dialysis patients

...size and, when viewed with a microscope, appear in random arrangements of ovals, circles, slits and other shapes. "Our goal is to double the amount of toxins removed during dialysis and to double GFR," says Van Geertruyden. "We base our confidence on the superior porosity of our medium. "If we can impro...

Patient adherence for successful tuberculosis treatment

...h centres and 1522 patients, who were separated at random into two groups. The first group was treated according to the action procedure proposed by the researchers, the second according to the usual strategy of the National Tuberculosis Control Programme (control group). After one year, a distinct improvem...

Phone-based therapy eases depression long term

...ican Medical Association (JAMA) report on the same random sample of Group Health patients. With close to 400 patients, this is the largest study yet of psychotherapy delivered over the telephone, said Evette J. Ludman, PhD, senior research associate, Group Health Center for Health Studies, the papers lea...

Aga Khan University team discover which patients keep on taking their medicine

... A cross-sectional study was conducted on a simple random sample of 460 patients at Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) and National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, Karachi, from September 2005 till May 2006. Adherence was assessed using the Morisky Medication Adherence Scale (MMAS), with scores rangi...

Holographic images use shimmer to show cellular response to anticancer drug

...er speckle." To the eye, this speckle appears as a random pattern of blotches of bright and dark, but the pattern changes if there is motion within the object. "All living matter is in constant motion, and the laser speckle from a living object is constantly changing with that motion," Nolte said. "This w...

U of M discovers protein linked to elevated BMI in people of American Indian and Mexican ancestry

...h looks for abnormal proteins in what seems like a random process. "This type of research is often dismissed as a fishing expedition by funding agencies," Nelsestuen said. "But our finding shows the value of discovery research and of having unrestricted funds to pursue it." Nelsestuens interest in edu...

Germany & Portugal come near bottom of new blood pressure based happiness league

...uture economic policies. The researchers drew a random sample of 15,000 people from across the European countries. These people were interviewed about all aspects of their lives, including their levels of satisfaction with life, their mental health, and whether they had had problems of hypertension (hig...

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