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Traditional Chinese exercises may increase efficacy of flu vaccine

...udy. Other co-authors are former U. of I. graduate students Rachel A. Mariani and Jay Verkuilen, and Scott A. Grubisich and Michael Reed of the Center for Taiji Studies, Champaign. According to Yang, one problem with the flu vaccine is that older adults often do not reach what are considered to be protectiv...

Childhood obesity indicates greater risk of school absenteeism, Penn study reveals

...to control for the socioeconomic differences among students by selecting inner-city schools that were homogene... among the citys poorest. More than 80 percent of students at these schools were eligible for free and reduced-cost meal plans....

Some women benefit more from exercise when emphasis is on health, not appearance

...mphasizes physique during a workout may deter such students from coming back, said Brian Focht, a study co-author and an assistant professor of health behavior and health promotion at Ohio State University. Women in the study reported that they enjoyed a step-aerobics class more when the instructor focused ...

Miniature implanted devices could treat epilepsy, glaucoma

...nted on Aug. 24. The paper was written by doctoral students Travis J. Hassell and Sabrina S. Jedlicka, Rickus and Irazoqui. Another biomedical engineering project to be discussed during the conference involves the development of a sensor to be implanted in the eye to monitor glaucoma by measuring pressure i...

WPI wins $1M to develop system to locate and monitor emergency workers in buildings

...y developed by a large team of faculty members and students in WPI's Electrical and Computer Engineering Department is one of the most promising. The system is designed to be reliable, low-cost and require no set-up at the fire scene. Firefighters or other emergency workers will wear transmitters on their tur...

New research finds high prevalence of smoking among physicians in China

...oking campaign that targets physicians and medical students and promotes smoke-free hospitals. ...

Fine as North Dakota wine

...rm this, a similar study was conducted with 49 MBA students at a wine and cheese reception. Again, those given wine labeled from California rated the wine as 85% higher and the cheese as 50% higher. Small cues such as origin or a wine or whether the label or name catches your eye often trick even serious ...

Happier hospitals means healthier patients

...ionship is productive or obstructive. Medical students should be taught about management earlier in their education, with the curriculum embedding the notion that management is core business for doctors. ...

Scientists train nano-'building blocks' to take on new shapes, as reported in Science

...ut noticed under some solution conditions that her students could produce different shapes. Although their labs are located some 900 miles apart, the scientists say their research has been a great and synergistic collaboration. In the world of self-assembly for nanotechnology, it's challenging to make som...

To be or not to be a scientist

...ay Areas brightest high school and college science students will gather at Childrens Hospital Oakland Research... year, the program matches high school and college students with scientists to conduct real life lab experiments. All 45 students designed and tested their own...

AASM to school-bound: Sleep is the right ingredient for academic success

...ty sleep, depending on the age of the student. A students performance in the classroom is dictated by the amount of sleep he or she gets the night before, says Dr. Kohler. A child or teen who regularly gets enough sleep will have improved academic performance, a positive attitude towards their education, a...

Why do people have sex?

...he researchers asked more than 1,500 undergraduate students about their experiences and attitudes. The Texas psychologists identified four major factors and 13 sub-factors for why people have sex: Physical reasons such as to reduce stress (It seemed like good exercise), feel pleasure (Its exciting), im...

The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation invests in gastroenterology's future

...e Broad Foundation, which will benefit high school students who demonstrate high potential for careers in dige...n interest in the field at the earliest point in a students academic career. The Eli and Edythe Broad Student Research Fellowships will provide five students ...

From UF and IBM, a blueprint for 'smart' health care

...Gator Tech Smart Home in Gainesville. He and his students pioneered the Smart Wave microwave oven that can automatically determine how much time to cook a frozen meal or keep track of how much salt it contains. Among other devices, they also created an instrument that records how many steps a person takes, ...

Brief motivational interviews work best long term for college students sent to alcohol counseling

... "Here at Rutgers University, all colleges require students who have violated university rules regarding alcoh...ose a large fine such as $300 which often forces students to tell their parents, and some actually contact the parents. "The Rutgers ADAPS program was alrea...

Medical students respond positively to simulated patient experience

...ond-year Wake Forest University School of Medicine students about the brain and nervous system, Michael T. Fit...pts was presented four times to large groups of 50 students for highly interactive 90-minute simulations. The project used SimMan, a reproduction of an average...

UGA study explains why anti-smoking ads backfire or succeed

... ads can be effective. The researchers surveyed students in four middle schools about their exposure to ant...s to smoke. They found that, overall, the more the students were exposed to anti-smoking messages, the more inclined they were to smoke. The exception where ex...

New book guides boomers through retirement maze

... them. Hegland has spent his career teaching law students how to use the law to solve lifes perplexing quest... them. Hegland has spent his career teaching law students how to use the law to solve lifes perplexing questions. He has taught law for more than 30 years at ...

UD scientists invent novel hydrogels for repairing, regenerating human tissue

...oration, Schneider added. A whole host of terrific students and other people on- and off-campus have helped this come to fruition, he noted. Without these students and collaborators, this work would be impossible....

Threats to hope -- Desperation affects reasoning about product information

...conducted by the Office of Student Affairs, asking students to report on a variety of things, including how co...fident they felt about getting good grades. The students were then asked to participate in an unrelated study that asked them to evaluate a new product a me...

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