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Risk of HIV transmission highest in early stage of infection

...sk of transmission was highest early in infection, then dropped, then rose again late in infection. Wawer and colleagues followed a cohort of over 15,000 adults living in...

People can learn motor skills by watching

...vice to guide an on-screen cursor to targets. They then divided the subjects into groups who watched videos of a person learning to operate the device when the handle was subject to either a clockwise or counterclockwise force field. A third group was simply asked to rest and watch nothing. The subjects w...

New health information resource from Tufts for Asian-language speakers

...to the main web site, select his/her language, and then search for the information that was needed. Material is also provided in English so that an English-speaking physician or caregiver can see what patients are reading. "By providing these resources, selected from respected health sites, the Health Sc...

Money doesn't buy happiness - - except when disability strikes

...eating and dressing without help. The researchers then divided the participants into two income groups: t...ants had assets below that level. The researchers then looked at how the participants had rated their overall psychological well-being on a standardized su...

Women with heart attacks benefit from stenting

...ed catheter is inserted into a blocked artery, and then the balloon is inflated to open the artery. Stenting is performed in conjunction with angioplasty, wherein a mesh tube called a stent is positioned to help keep the unblocked artery open. "Angioplasty is known to save lives in the setting of a h...

Vigorously active adolescents are leaner, fitter

...h moderate physical activity and an improved diet, then progress to more vigorous activity as they become leaner and fitter. Researchers noted that children who inherit a predisposition to be unfit or obese may be less likely to engage in vigorous physical activity. However, studies show that cycle can b...

Depression overtakes back pain for incapacity benefit claims

...ckling the consequences of common mental disorders then innovative policies, including a major expansion in occupational health and psychological therapy services in primary care, will be required alongside research into the most effective and cost effective methods of delivering service, say the authors....

OHSU develops instant, computerized notification system to communicate patients' end-of-life wishes

...ords are obtained. The end-of-life documents could then be sent to the treating hospital electronically....

OHSU scientist helping explain basis of psychotic behavior

...urotransmitter system. "But to say you're going to then reverse supersensitivity by changing the D2-high s... put themselves into this high-affinity state, and then signal this event in the brain, the closer we'll be to better treating and maybe even preventing the...

Breakthrough in national diseases

...ariant was first identified in an animal model and then studied in a number of patient groups to ascertain if there was a link to human diseases. The researchers discovered that people with the variant ran a 2040 per cent greater risk of developing rheumatism, MS or a myocardial infarction. The gene varia...

Fifteen-year hunt uncovers gene behind 'pseudothalidomide' syndrome

... an 18th-century ancestor, he and Miriam Gordillo, then an undergraduate, discovered. "The families have r...why. If the underlying biology is related somehow, then thalidomide might affect chromosomes and cell division like ESCO2 in Roberts syndrome, Jabs speculat...

Painless test using teardrops may speed diagnosis of Sjgren's syndrome

...ce using special filter papers. The teardrop would then be analyzed in the laboratory for newly discovered protein biomarkers and results can be obtained in as little as one hour, Tomosugi says. The test, which is being refined, could be available to consumers in two to three years, he estimates. The deve...

Aboriginal Canadians at high risk for severe trauma

...aken first begin to understand such statistics and then to address them. From the outset, however, she warns that "each step in this vital process cannot be done for Canada's Aboriginal population; it can only be done with us."...

Older children may benefit from treatment for lazy eye

...dy had glasses were given new ones). Children were then randomly assigned to receive treatment for amblyopia or to receive optical correction alone. Children aged seven to 12 in the treatment group were treated with two to six hours a day of patching over the sound eye combined with near visual activities...

News briefs from the journal CHEST, April 2005

...se 21 percent, to $51 per procedure. The hospital then implemented an educational program to enhance the skills of physicians and the technical staff handling the equipment. The program included a one-day course in bronchoscopic and IP equipment, including half day of lectures and questions-and-answers ...

Nanotechnology's miniature answers to developing world's biggest problems

...countries to move towards energy self-sufficiency, then the benefits of economic growth will become that m...al of the contaminating substances retrieved could then be easily recycled. Disease diagnosis and screening was ranked fourth. Here technologies include the...

Grandmothers' smoking linked to grandchildren's asthma decades later

...d increases her susceptibility to asthma, which is then passed down to her children." Researchers suggest that when a pregnant woman smokes, chemicals from the tobacco may biologically damage her fetus. They hypothesize that smoke can affect the child in two ways: First, if the child is a girl, her eggs ...

Chemical library aids in developing drug system for nerve damage

... through a column with the drug bound to it. She then made the playing field more difficult for the bact..."We started with a model I'd previously developed, then added in some features that allow us to model degradation of the delivery system by enzymes," Sakiya...

Probable cause sequences for WTC collapses finalized

...read across the faces of the buildings. Collapse then ensued. The sequences are supported by extensive computer modeling and the evidence held by NIST, including photographs and videos, recovered steel, eyewitness accounts and emergency communication records. Additionally, this information was used to...

Charter activation brings space dimension to European emergency exercise

...aster zone. It begins with a train derailment, and then the situation gets worse. Train wagons of fuel begin to burn, the fire spreading to pressurised tanks of liquefied gas until one of them explodes violently, even as a passenger train is stopped nearby. Secondary fires reach wagons of hazardous chemic...

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(Date:10/30/2014)... developed a suite of technologies that can be used ... applications in everything from search and rescue to service ... platform for computer-mediated communication between humans and dogs that ... behavioral signals and sending them clear and unambiguous cues ... of computer science at NC State and co-lead author ...
(Date:10/29/2014)... In the largest study of its kind to date, ... genes that heighten the risk for autism. Joseph Buxbaum, ... York City, Mark Daly, Ph.D., Broad Institute of Harvard ... DNA samples from affected children, parents and unrelated people. ... to contribute to the risk for autism spectrum disorder ...
(Date:10/29/2014)... number of chemicals from household and industrial products are ... bodies. But for most of them, scientists have yet ... taken the first step toward doing that by estimating ... new method is published in the ACS journal ... and colleagues note that the risks to human health ...
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