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Rockefeller University researchers are changing the face of drug addiction treatment

...ement treatment method in which patients are given rewards for constructive actions taken towards their recov...Kellogg says. "They were thinking of giving people rewards when they reached significant treatment benchmarks, such as holding a job for six months. Using the ...

2005 Potamkin Prize goes to neurologists for research in early detection of Alzheimer's disease

...Prize of Neurology," the Potamkin Prize honors and rewards researchers for their work in helping advance the understanding of Alzheimer's disease and related disorders. Morris is the Friedman Distinguished Professor of Neurology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Mo., and director of t...

Investigating 'brain shrinkage' in alcoholics

...es abnormalities of the brain systems that process rewards and punishments," said George Fein, president of a...e impairments in decision making and evaluation of rewards and punishments to achieve multi-year sobriety." Harper praised the symposium's multi-disciplinary a...

Survey shows that physicians are more religious than expected

...ility to care for those who are suffering, and the rewards of helping those in need, resonate throughout most religious traditions." Although physicians are nearly as religious as the general population, their specific beliefs often differ from those of their patients. While more than 80 percent of patient...

Preschoolers who take responsibility do better later on

...te research focused on the motivational effects of rewards and praise. He has published over 80 scientific articles in the areas of human motivation and personality. Dr. Koestner is available for questions and interviews....

UCI neurobiologists find treatment to block memory-related drug cravings

... compound called U0126 -- into a brain region that rewards learning. Most importantly, this inhibitory effect was long lasting, with the memory blocked for at least two weeks after the single infusion. Continuing research by Marshall and his colleagues investigates how this ERK inactivation affects the brai...

Intervention program fails to increase managed care colorectal cancer screening

...ial incentives for managed care practices perhaps rewards for higher screening rates of eligible patients also could boost screening. Patients also must schedule regular physical examinations, instead of just seeing their doctors when they're ill. The study found that patients who scheduled regular physic...

Physician pay-for-performance programs may produce little gain in quality

... to yield a greater response is that the financial rewards for quality were too low to motivate substantial departures from the underlying trend in quality improvement. Per enrollee, the maximum annual bonus was a relatively modest $27, or about 5 percent of the professional capitation amount. Moreover, Pac...

Insurance company rewards to doctors and hospitals may not improve care

...ance. In this approach, insurers offer financial rewards for better or more efficient care and sometimes cr... pay-for-performance on the grounds that financial rewards work in other industries. He notes that offering bonuses to car salespeople for selling a certain nu...

UK's first professor of teenage and young adult cancer appointed in Manchester

...reatment outcomes. The challenges are huge but the rewards will be immense." Myrna Whiteson MBE, Chairman of Teenage Cancer Trust said: "The appointment of a TCT Teenage and Young Adult Cancer Chair highlights the growing importance of this field of medicine. It provides a focus to extend the parameters of k...

Researchers use brain scans to predict behavior

...n a spike in brain activity partially found in the rewards system in the frontal lobes. "The rewards system is involved in regulating behavior based on previous experiences of rewards and punishments,"...

Food practices and using food incentives in middle schools associated with overweight students

...ost prevalent was the use of food as incentive and rewards (69 percent) and in classroom fundraising (56 percent). Thirty-one percent of schools allowed food in the classroom, while 38 percent allowed beverages in the classroom. Nineteen percent of schools allowed beverages in hallways, while 31 percent allo...

Failure to resolve budget reconciliation leaves patients and doctors uncertain

...ional Medicare payment policies with a system that rewards and recognizes the value of high quality, patient-centered care by a personal physician." Just last week, ACP released a sweeping set of recommendations on tying physician payments to quality. This paper, which is available at http://www.acponlin...

Can dogs smell cancer?

...ard, humane methods of dog training employing food rewards and a clicker, as well as assessment of the dog's behavior by observers blinded to the identity of the cancer patient and control samples, were used in the experiment. The results of the study showed that dogs can detect breast and lung cancer with s...

Public support for science and innovation: Productivity Commission report

...es where spending on innovation provides long-term rewards to the nation's economy and well-being. The chief executive officer of Medicines Australia, Kieran Schneemann, said the study announced by the Treasurer and the Minister for Education, Science and Training today was timely and should support the case...

'Executive' monkeys influenced by other executives, not subordinates

...e opposite direction. The monkeys were given juice rewards for their participation in each trial. After a large number of trials, the researchers statistically analyzed whether status played a role in the monkeys' tendency to follow the gaze on the screen. They found that the high-status monkeys were signifi...

Survey: Perceptions of male culture may deter women from a career in surgery

... percent of women were deterred by the diminishing rewards of surgery 49 percent of men and 28.0 percent of women cited workload considerations 66.7 percent of men vs. 47.8 percent of women chose family concerns 83.3 percent of women and 76.5 percent of men worried about lifestyle during residency 40 per...

Individuals with a family history of alcoholism: Will they too become alcoholics?

...te rewards, a tendency to prefer immediate smaller rewards as opposed to larger long-term rewards, and a fail...d Finn. "The FH+ males also pay more attention to rewards when making decisions, as evidenced by results on the Iowa gambling task. This study suggests a pot...

Unsung heroes recognised in 2006 Australian Nursing Awards

... aventis Student Achievement Award. This category rewards achievement in the academic arena, as well as providing encouragement to student nurses to continue their commitment to their career in nursing. The three finalists in the sanofi - aventis Student Achievement Award were nominated by their universitie...

Mount Sinai School of Medicine receives prestigious AAMC Grant for Chronic Illness Care education

...ents and resident physicians on the challenges and rewards of caring for patients with chronic illnesses. Dr. Erica Friedman, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education, Dr. Mark Babyatsky, Residency Program Director and Dr. David Thomas, Medical Director, Division of General Internal Medicine are c...

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