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

...improved academic performance, a positive attitude towards their education, and be able to better interact socially with their peers and teachers. Students can also remember better what they learned if they get a good nights sleep after learning the task. Sleep deprivation, on the other hand, increases th...

Africa: International volunteer impact small, but significant

...Saharan Africa. Development work has shifted focus towards long-term partnerships and local recruitment, and many western countries have cut budgets for sending development workers overseas. ...

New study examines effectiveness of tailored health messages

..., strong messages created more favorable attitudes towards flossing than weak messages, and were more effective in changing behavior. When messages were relatively weak or contained anecdotal evidence, tailoring the message seemed to have little effect. That tells us when someone reads a message that is c...

New heart disease risk score will help minimize health inequalities

... decisions and help ensure treatments are directed towards those most likely to benefit. In people under 75 years without pre-existing cardiovascular disease or diabetes, QRISK identifies 3.2 million patients at high risk in 2005, compared with 4.7 million from Framingham and 5.1 million from ASSIGN. The...

Cancer on the agenda of the Portuguese EU Council Presidency

... fight against cancer in Europe and the first step towards the hoped for recognition by the national and European authorities of the recommendations agreed upon by the experts gathered together for this meeting. ...

Shoulder tapping -- Young males are most willing to purchase alcohol for underage youth

...der tapping should probably target their resources towards young males rather than the general adult population. Another approach is through the use of a reward and reminder protocol, which is not an enforcement action, said Grube. Rather, the stranger is given a congratulatory letter if they refuse to pu...

Millennium development goals: Are we on track?

...e United Nations convened to discuss progress made towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Patrick W...age more seriously in measuring their own progress towards agreed goals. Solutions to hunger are known, and novel approaches to the treatment and prevention of...

STAMP system can help professionals to identify potentially violent individuals

...ealthcare staff trying to treat them. Violence towards healthcare staff and other professionals such as police officers and social security staff are an increasing part of daily life says Luck. We feel that the STAMP system provides an easy to remember checklist that can be used in a wide range of pot...

Fluorescence diffuse optical tomography provides high contrast, 3-D look at breast cancer

... Successful FDOT represents a critical first step towards application of molecular imaging probes such as dyes and molecular beacons that bind to tumor-specific receptors in deep tissue, a current direction for biomedical optics research. Penn researchers accomplished fluorescence excitation and detection...

Oxygen trick could see organic costs tumble

...store organic produce for longer and go a long way towards reducing the price of organic fruit and vegetables, reports Lisa Richards in Chemistry & Industry, the magazine of the SCI. Currently UK shoppers have to pay twice as much for some organic products. Organic apples, for example, are around double th...

How to lose weight and not go hungry: HU researcher develops drug that mimics feeling of 'fullness'

...hnology transfer company, and is currently working towards creating a commercial anti-obesity drug. ...

Researchers call for investigation into links between khat use and psychiatric disorders

...rosperity. Whilst anecdotal evidence does point towards there being a consequence of mental illness via excessive use of khat, particularly where there is a pre-existing mental illness or vulnerability to psychological distress, Dr Warfa and his team argue that there are many other alternative hypotheses ...

New Orleans levee report finished by panel including University of Texas at Austin engineer

...aking them taller, he said. Spending federal money towards developing a way to evacuate people effectively is crucial, and very little emphasis has been put on this or on determining how to rebuild the city in a way that will keep people and property safe. Relying only on levees isnt the answer, Gilbert sa...

Transformation for people with AIDS on the horizon

...us, says an editorial in the journal, which points towards highly promising results from trials of three new drugs. HIV patients in deep salvage meaning those people who have developed multidrug resistant HIV that does not respond to drug combination therapy could benefit the most. This year, we may wi...

Dr. Eli Peli of Schepens Eye Research Institute elected SPIE fellow

...li has done significant basic and applied research towards enhancing imagery for the visually impaired. His work has led to significant pioneering work in digital image processing of retinal images in the 1980s. He was one of the first researchers to apply digital image processing to analysis of nerve fiber ...

Poorer countries could struggle to implement new International Health Regulations

...that granting Taiwan WHO membership will be a step towards recognition of Taiwan as an independent state. But the greater fear should be the possibility that a public health emergency in Taiwan could rapidly spread throughout Asia and the around the world. For the IHR to work, no territory, whether Taiwan or...

Follow-up care for breast cancer patients is 'devalued and deregulated'

...uld make large financial savings that could be put towards giving patients better access to new and expensive adjuvant drugs (such as aromatase inhibitors), as well as enabling them to see relevant hospital specialists more quickly. Cancer specialists would gain more time to concentrate on patients with more...

Dyson Foundation gives $5 Million for ophthalmology research at Weill Cornell Medical College

... given $5 million to Weill Cornell Medical College towards the Dyson Family Ophthalmology Floor in the Weill Greenberg Center, the new ambulatory care and medical education building. The new floor is expected to open in the spring of 2008. "This new gift honors the memory of Margaret and Charlie Dyson, who...

GI screening: Racing time or wasting time?

... rate of progression to cancer. There was a trend towards females having more advanced neoplastic lesions. However, this was not statistically significant. "These results direct doctors to perform colonoscopies rather than other methods, such as the flexible sigmoidoscopy, as they detect more colon tum...

'Star Trek'-type scanning may reveal genetic activity of tumors, Stanford study shows

...iology - while making great technological advances towards capturing more and more information - seemed to be...rgely oblivious to a fundamental shift in medicine towards genomic, personalized medicine that was beginning to take place," said Kuo, who is also the director...

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