Tag: "verbal" at medical news
First of its kind report on how children with brain tumors perform at school
...red to 38 percent of healthy children. It appears verbal
performance is the area most seriously affected for brain tumor survivors. said Lhteenmki. This may be a reflection of a diminished ability to learn new information. Lhteenmki says girls may be more sensitive to the adverse effects of radiation t...
Anti-gay hate crimes widespread
... also reported the highest rates of harassment and verbal
abuse. And gay men and lesbians reported two to four times more housing and job discrimination than bisexuals. The disparities persisted after Herek controlled statistically for age, race, ethnicity and education. Men are generally more likely than...
Low doses of ecstasy associated with decline in verbal memory
...sessed various types of memoryincluding attention, verbal
memory for words and language, and visual memory f... follow-up, change scores on immediate and delayed verbal
recall and verbal
recognition were significantly lower in the group of incident Ecstasy users compar...
Antipsychotic drugs increase risk of death in older people with dementia
...ehavioral symptoms of dementia, such as agitation, verbal
or physical aggression and delusions, hallucinations or paranoia. Our study adds to mounting concerns about the use of antipsychotic drugs in dementia, said Sudeep Gill, MD, MSc, a geriatric medicine specialist and the studys lead author. The FD...
NIH study tracks brain development in some 500 children across US
...ts of intelligence, such as the ability to explain verbal
concepts or solve visual puzzles. Children from ...ures of basic cognitive functions, like memory and verbal
fluency, or on most measures of social adjustment. A relatively larger percentage of low income chi...
A first glimpse at healthy brain and behavioral development
...and cognitive tests to ascertain their overall IQ, verbal
ability, mental processing speed, spatial ability,...dexterity. Girls also showed a slight advantage on verbal
learning, but by adolescence, this advantage had disappeared. Income predicted IQ and academic...
Bali bomb lessons helped shape Australia's mental health response to terrorism and trauma
...a short period many changed from providing limited verbal
responses to starting to communicate more confidently. The mental health nurses also provided vital, confidential support for other hospital healthcare staff while they were waiting for the victims to arrive and ongoing support while they treat...
Hebrew University research shows developmental problems for siblings of autistic children
...ormal development, except for some small delays in verbal
abilities. The results of this research have bee...w children who persisted with some difficulties in verbal
expression. Prof. Yirmiya said that follow-up work should be undertaken into the elemental school...
Child and adolescent psychiatrists could improve their screening for dating violence
... Interpersonal Violence. Dating violence includes verbal
and physical violence and forced sex, but studies suggest that spontaneous disclosure of details about romantic relationships are infrequent, so clinicians need to take the lead in initiating this discussion. Screening for teen dating violence is eve...
Research has shed light on the computer frustrations that plague older adults
...izes to accommodate vision problems, ensuring that verbal
instructions are delivered at an appropriate volume with minimal noise distractions and giving demonstrations of the tasks ahead of time to reduce anxiety....
Online book helps children understand the effects of stroke
...es stroke; why stroke can lead to changes in mood, verbal
and physical ability and behavior; and what can be done to reduce the risk of stroke. As Janie watches her grandfather and her parents struggle with new limitations imposed by the stroke, she moves beyond her initial resentment of those changes and...
Making sense of the world through a cochlear implant
... gyrus, the area of the brain also responsible for verbal
working memory but only when the sentence is predictable. "In a noisy environment, when we hear speech that appears to be predictable, it seems that more regions of the brain are engaged," explains Dr Jonas Obleser, who did the research whilst bas...
Regular acupressure can significantly reduce agitated behavior in dementia
...ded considerable benefits, including reductions in verbal
and physical attacks and wandering. But once the four-week treatment period ended, agitation levels started to rise again, suggesting that acupressure needs to be provided on an ongoing basis. 20 patients were studied over six weeks, including on...
High-normal uric acid linked with mild cognitive impairment in the elderly
...lowest scores on tests of mental processing speed, verbal
memory and working memory. The findings appear i...cess information slowly and experience failures of verbal
and working memory, as measured by the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale and other well-established ...
Numbers, sequences pose problems for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome children
...riginal children had stronger visual memories than verbal
memories, while non-aboriginal children showed just the opposite. This distinction offers the opportunity to adjust for subtle cultural or sociological differences in treatment and education programs, and it also gives a valuable heads-up to parent...
Memory improves after sleep apnea therapy
... patients underwent cognitive evaluation involving verbal
memory testing prior to initiation of CPAP and at ...eline, all patients were found equally impaired in verbal
memory, with the average verbal
memory score being approximately 2 SD below the mean for all partici...
Newsbriefs from the journal Chest, December 2006
...hological testing, including a mental examination, verbal
memory assessment, and simple and complex drawing tests. Of the 29 patients who died during the observation period, 58.6 percent had abnormal scores on complex drawing tests compared with 35.2 percent of survivors. Overall, abnormal score on the comp...
Black tea soothes away stress
...nt in a nursing home), where they had to prepare a verbal
response and argue their case in front of a camera. The tasks triggered substantial increases in blood pressure, heart rate and subjective stress ratings in both of the groups. In other words, similar stress levels were induced in both groups. How...
Science of Learning Center comes to UC San Diego
...pts to communicate using gestures, expressions and verbal
language also depends on timing. Gary Cottrell, a Computer Science and Engineering professor from UCSD's Jacobs School of Engineering, is the driving force behind the founding of the center as well as a participating researcher. Cottrell recruited...
First evidence that musical training affects brain development in young children
...with general intelligence skills such as literacy, verbal
memory, visiospatial processing, mathematics and I...lated with non-musical abilities such as literacy, verbal
memory, visiospatial processing, mathematics and IQ than did the children not taking lessons. The f...
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