Tag: "strengthening" at medical news
Strengthening exercises may slow progression of ALS
ST. PAUL, MN -- Moderate strengthening
exercises may help people with early stage ALS mai...therapists assigned 13 participants to do moderate strengthening
exercises using weights three times a week. Therapists based the weight amounts on individual abilit...
Society for Prevention Research meeting May 30-June 1, Washington, D.C.
...arents help" An ongoing population trial aimed at strengthening
parenting and reducing risk for child maltreatment involving 18 counties each between 50,000 and 175,000 in population has seen promising results relative to reported child maltreatment rates and out-of-home placements.All stories from the SPR annual...
Steps needed to reduce smoking in the US
...n the United States. The first element focuses on strengthening
existing tobacco control measures to preserve and enhance the gains already made. The committee's recommendations include: Increasing the federal excise tax on cigarettes substantially, and boosting taxes in states with lower rates to achieve ...
Diagnostic tests for malaria underused in Zambia
...inin-based combination therapy, which will require strengthening
the availability of malaria diagnostics and enhancing quality control measures so that health care providers will have confidence in the test results." "The RDT training program in Zambia needs to be restructured such that trainees are provided wit...
Scientific breakthrough for naprapathy
...ed advice and support from doctors with the aim of strengthening
their belief in their own ability to deal with the complaint. The advice encouraged the patients to move, despite any pain, and to live as normal a life as possible. Twelve weeks after study start, 57% in the naprapathy group stated that were very...
MIT reports key pathway in synaptic plasticity
...an important factor that is necessary for synaptic strengthening
during development and learning. In the current ... larger regions of a neuron for long-term synaptic strengthening
in response to subsequent stimulation. "A mechanism like the BDNF/PSD-95 pathway could account for...
Largest ever grant for University of Copenhagenhagen
...nditions for conducting world-class research while strengthening
our degree programmes at the same time," says prof... Almind, CEO of the Novo Nordisk Foundation. The strengthening
of Danish research and education in proteins is not only crucial for researchers at the university, ...
Exercise science principles strengthen swallowing rehabilitation
...rkhead. "I can't put weights on throat muscles for strengthening
and I can't get at those muscles to help patients ...oke patient to get up and walk; they first work on strengthening
muscles of interest and discrete movements until patients can stand and take a few steps. They start...
Livestock interventions can protect lives, livelihoods
...uggle with this approach. We also need to continue strengthening
the local services which pastoralists need and, in particular, support far greater private sector involvement in livestock marketing and veterinary services. More timely and large-scale livelihoods-based drought interventions make sense both for the ...
Global Fund must fund salaries of health workers to deliver HIV, TB and malaria treatments
...focus more on the three diseases, and to leave the strengthening
of health systems and the support to the health workforce to others. This might create "Medicines Without Doctors" situations: situations in which the medicines to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria are available, but not the doctors or the nurses ...
U of M study identifies factors associated with successful weight loss in teens
... more likely to participate in weight training and strengthening
exercises. Teens who lost weight spent significantly less time in front of the television compared to those who gained weight. "Today, nearly 31 percent of adolescents in the United States are considered overweight," said Kerri Boutelle, Ph.D., ...
Congressional proposals would cover all uninsured, reduce US health spending by up to $61B
...the State Children's Health Insurance Program, and strengthening
employer-based health insurance. The researchers f...xpansions of existing public health insurance, and strengthening
employer-based health insurance. Specifically, researchers looked at each proposal's potential to im...
National experts and nonprofit organizations call to end FDA user fees and to improve drug safety
...s Congress to make public health goals a priority, strengthening
safeguards that have been weakened under PDUFA. The signers of both letters agree, The FDAs mission is to protect and advance the publics health. As it currently exists, and would exist in its proposed form, PDUFA stands in the way of this objective...
Drug treatment improves learning in mice with Down syndrome symptoms, Stanford/Packard study shows
...at allows learning to occur, but that were instead strengthening
synapses through some type of long-lasting neuronal adaptation," said Garner. A key component of enduring neural change associated with memory is known as long-term potentiation. In general terms, once a threshold of activating signals has been ach...
Panel presents Agricultural Biosecurity & Sustainability Strategies at 2007 AAAS Meeting
...e value-added chain. It will discuss approaches to strengthening
incentives to take efficient actions. Particular attention will be paid to what can be learned from food safety studies and recent problems with the U.S. National Animal Identification System. ...
Asia-European collaboration addresses water management in Indonesia
...ve the quality of their teaching and learning; and strengthening
Indonesia's institutional capacity to implement efficient water resources management in a framework of environmental sustainability and social and economic equity. Dr Susan Page commented: "One of the ways in which we hope to help local research s...
Emory and Finland Public Health Institute to build global health network with $20M Gates grant
...the IANPHI approach is a peer-assistance model for strengthening
and enhancing national public health institutes, with an emphasis on low-resource countries without a national public health focus or with NPHIs in their early stages of development. Expertise and support from IANPHI will help fledgling organizations...
Researchers devise safer way to dose life-saving heart drug
... an injured or weakened heart to work efficiently, strengthening
the force of the heart muscle's contractions and helping to restore a normal, steady heart rhythm. Digoxin can be difficult to dose, and there is a small cushion between a beneficial and a deadly level of the drug, said Jerry Bauman, interim dean o...
Low impact aerobic exercise reduces fatigue in auto-immune conditions says multi-study review
...including warm up, low impact aerobic activity and strengthening
or stretching exercises before cool down. Home-based programmes made use of exercise bicycles, walking, cycling, jogging or swimming. There is good evidence that people experiencing fatigue from chronic auto-immune conditions can benefit from a r...
Hospital costs for children with flu may be higher than thought
...Our findings support the ACIP's recommendations by strengthening
the economic case for vaccinating children against influenza. This economic case is even more compelling for children with high-risk conditions."...
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