Tag: "skills" at medical news
Traditional Chinese exercises may increase efficacy of flu vaccine
...iji, which included movements emphasizing mobility skills
such as weight shifting, range of motion and coordination, and sitting and standing meditation. Although the study had certain limitations including its small subject sample and the fact that it was not a purely randomized controlled trial Yang i...
Hispanic drug use rises in US culture
...he adoption of new cultural information and social skills
by an immigrant group, which often replaces traditional cultural beliefs, practices and social patterns. In general, recent Hispanic immigrants are more family-oriented and have less tolerant views of drug and alcohol use, Akins said. Although acc...
It's time to look at health risks in a new light, authors say
... years, and the two decided to train their science skills
on data from medical studies. I can read scientific articles, and Ive had experience handling epidemiological data, Bouwer said. You can look at the data in medical studies the same way you look at environmental data. We did, and we found that the th...
The matrix of autism
...ly retarded, especially if they have poor speaking skills
as many do. Yet when autistics do show exceptional...cation for this view is that prototypical autistic skills
are not true intelligence at all, but really just low-level perceptual abilities. Indeed, in this vi...
AASM to school-bound: Sleep is the right ingredient for academic success
...sruptions in cognitive and linguistic functioning skills
necessary for reading and language development and comprehension. Teenagers who stay up late on school nights and make up for it by sleeping late on weekends are more likely to perform poorly in the classroom. This is because, on weekends, the...
Nottingham center to help UK to meet its carbon targets
... trained with a broad and interdisciplinary set of skills
suitable for their future careers in industry, research or government. One of the technologies that the Centre will work on uses a natural process in conjunction with silicate-based rocks such as serpentine, which is found in large enough quantiti...
Device helps physically disabled turn on computer
...oked for a device for someone who lacks fine motor skills
for months but couldnt find anything, says Dr. Joseph Drew, Kent State associate professor of political science. Thus, Drew, his graduate assistant Ron Franklin, who has quadriplegia, and Kenneth McElravy, a manufacturing lab technician at Kent St...
Program announced to improve care in developing areas for patients with blood disorders
...ases and health conditions, and the procedures and skills
taught are relevant, realistic, and sustainable, with the goal that the indigenous population will continue to benefit from the experience long after the volunteer has departed. In addition to teaching, volunteers may also shape curriculum design, in...
LSUHSC awarded designation resulting in improved patient safety and outcomes
...kills. Space requirements include the capacity for skills
simulators and the accommodation of teleconferenci...he teaching, learning, and assessment of technical skills
using state-of-the-art educational methods and cutting-edge technology. All phases of learning (prio...
Sleep restriction affects children's speech
...sruptions in cognitive and linguistic functioning skills
necessary for reading and language development and comprehension, according to a research abstract that will be presented Tuesday at SLEEP 2007, the 21st Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies (APSS). Rachel Waford, of the Un...
Binge drinking leads to neurocognitive deficits among college students
...sity of Missouri. "Executive functioning involves skills
such as planning for the future, abstract reasoning, inhibiting or delaying responses, initiating behavior, doing two things at once, and shifting between two activities in a flexible way," she said. "There are not a lot of studies that focus on t...
ICU nurse working conditions linked to increase in patient infections
...opriately staff their ICUs and further develop the skills
of nursing staff based on other units. The sample comprised 15,846 patients in 51 adult intensive care units in 31 hospitals; 1095 nurses were surveyed. Severity of patient illness was controlled for in this study. The results measuring the eff...
MIT reports key pathway in synaptic plasticity
...elopment of particular neurological connections or skills
does not occur gradually over time. Instead such changes tend to occur suddenly, appearing in short intervals after robust stimulation. It is as if there is a single important trigger and then a functional circuit rapidly comes online."...
NIH study tracks brain development in some 500 children across US
...s of performance on many basic cognitive and motor skills
by age 11 or 12, according to a new study coordina...motor dexterity, language, computation, and social skills
collected from children ages 6 to 18. The study "will provide researchers with a reference point ...
A first glimpse at healthy brain and behavioral development
...children are considered. And while basic cognitive skills
steadily improve in middle childhood, they then seem to level off questioning the idea of a burst of brain development in adolescence. These findings, published online on May 18 in the Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, are the...
$2.6M grant awarded to New York University College of Nursing
...all. If the nurse does not have the knowledge and skills
to evaluate older adults, the infection can go untreated and may even result in death." Diana J. Mason, PhD, RN, FAAN, co-principal investigator for the project and editor-in-chief of AJN, added, "While nurses are taught to generally assess older ad...
Counseling, coping skills could reduce arthritis disability
...ers who undergo psychological counseling and learn skills
for coping with pain have less disability and bett...nd psychodynamic therapy. Counseling and coping skills
made the greatest difference in quality of life measures: patients who received the interventions re...
Fine motor skills, social acceptance lower in children with 'lazy eye'
...le, Fla. A recent study evaluating the fine motor skills
and perceived self esteem of children with amblyop...ofile for Children. Results shows that fine motor skills
were significantly worse and perception of social acceptance was lower in amblyopic children. Perfo...
A frown or a smile? Children with autism can't discern
...ave varying degrees of impairment in communication skills
and social interactions and display restricted, repetitive and stereotyped patterns of behavior. They dont pick up whats going on they miss the nuances, the body language and facial expressions and sometimes miss the big picture and instead focus...
Green tea extract protects against brain damage in new mouse model of HIV-related dementia
...and high concentration become difficult, and motor skills
gradually deteriorate over time. The highly active antiretroviral therapies used in developed nations appear to slow the development of brain damage in patients with HIV-related dementia, making it a protracted disorder rather than an acute one. U...
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