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Positive Sporting Experiences Key For Children's Development

from MNTpsych - 22 Jul 11

A cohesive team environment, assessing one's own performance rather than comparing with others, and involvement in enjoyably challenging practices are the main conditions needed for children to have a positive developmental experience playing team sports...


Quitting Smoking Enhances Personality Change

from MNTpsych - 14 Sep 11

University of Missouri researchers have found evidence that shows those who quit smoking show improvements in their overall personality. "The data indicate that for some young adults smoking is impulsive," said Andrew Littlefield, a doctoral student in the Department of Psychology in the College of Arts and Science...


Dr. Adam Rose Receives Award For Quality Of Care Research

from MNThaem - 24 Mar 11

Adam Rose, MD, MSc, an assistant professor of medicine at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), has accepted the Society of General Internal Medicine's (SGIM) New England Region 2011 Clinician Investigator Award for his contributions to quality of care research. The award was presented to Rose at the Society's New England Regional Meeting on March 4, 2011...


General Practice Must Embrace Change To Improve Quality Of Patient Care, UK

from MNTgp - 24 Mar 11

A major inquiry commissioned by The King's Fund has concluded that, while the majority of care provided is good, there are widespread variations in performance and gaps in the quality of care delivered by general practice. The inquiry's report strongly endorses the principle that GPs should be generalists rather than specialists...


Brain Chemical That Causes Injured Muscles To Mistakenly Grow Bones

from MNTbone - 22 Jul 11

For hundreds of thousands of people, injuring a muscle through an accident like falling off a bike or having surgery can result in a strange and serious complication. Their muscles start growing bones. No one understood what caused the abnormal bone growth, so there was no treatment...


A New Era for Anticoagulation in Atrial Fibrillation

from NEJM - 28 Aug 11

New England Journal of Medicine, Volume 0, Issue 0, Ahead of Print.


An Advance For A Newborn Vaccine Approach

from MNTpaeds - 14 Apr 11

Infectious disease is a huge cause of death globally, and is a particular threat to newborns whose immune systems respond poorly to most vaccines. A new approach developed at Children's Hospital Boston, using an adjuvant (an agent to stimulate the immune system) along with the vaccine, shows promise in a study of blood from Gambian infants...


Collaboration Encourages Equal Sharing In Children But Not In Chimpanzees

from MNTpsych - 22 Jul 11

Children as young as three years of age share toy rewards equally with a peer, but only when both collaborated in order to gain them...


Getting A Jump-Start On Division Means T Cells Can Outpace Virus

from MNTneuro - 05 Apr 11

Killer T cells begin to divide en route to virus-infected tissue, allowing them to hit the ground running when they arrive, according to a study published online on April 4 in the Journal of Experimental Medicine. Cytotoxic ("killer") T cells (CTL) defend the body against viruses by attacking infected cells...


Study Offers Insight For Returning Troops And Their Relationships

from MNTdepress - 02 Sep 11

Troops overseas often want nothing more than to get back home to loved ones - but the reunion period often can be more emotionally taxing than the deployment. Returning service members are at a greater risk of both depressive symptoms and relationship distress, and research shows the two often go together, says University of Illinois researcher Leanne Knobloch (pronounced kuh-NO-block)...


Women's Memory Is Sensitive To Male Voice Pitch

from MNTpsych - 14 Sep 11

Men take note: If you want women to remember, speak to them in a low pitch voice. Then, depending on what they remember about you, they may or may not rate you as a potential mate. That's according to a new study by David Smith and colleagues from the University of Aberdeen in the UK...


St. Jude Medical Receives FDA Approval For New Bi-Directional Ablation Catheters

from MNTcvs - 05 Apr 11

St. Jude Medical, Inc. (NYSE:STJ), a global medical device company, announced today that it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of two new irrigated ablation catheters - the Safire BLU(TM) Bi-directional Irrigated Ablation Catheter and the Therapy(TM) Cool Path(TM) bi-directional ablation catheter...


Most nurses don't use recommended intramuscular injection

from Anaesthesia UK - 10 May 11

A new Canadian study has shown that most nurses do not use the recommended intramuscular injection site, despite potential risks.


Preference For Junk Food Acquired By Offspring During Pregnancy

from MNTpaeds - 24 Mar 11

A new research report published online in The FASEB Journal suggests that pregnant mothers who eat high sugar and high fat diets have babies who are likely to become junk food junkies themselves. According to the report, which used rats, this happens because the high fat and high sugar diet leads to changes in the fetal brain's reward pathway, altering food preferences...


Advance In Obtaining More Effective Treatment Against Chronic Illnesses

from MNTdementia - 22 Jul 11

Chronic illnesses such as Alzheimer's or Parkinson's could be treated more effectively in the future, by means of the transplant of microencapsulated cells. The researcher from the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) Dr Ainhoa Murua has presented a number of proposals for optimising this technique...


Why pharmaceutical companies need to promote Information Therapy !

from Dr and Patient - 14 Sep 11

In the past, pharmaceutical companies were held in high regard because the drugs they helped to discover saved lives and helped fight diseases. Today, on the other hand, they get lots of bad press. They are seen to be greedy because they overcharge for their drugs; they waste a lot of money on advertising; they develop drugs which ‘treat’ unimportant lifestyle issues; and are thought to be unethical because they indulge in underhand practices to encourage doctors to prescribe their medications.T


Blood Analysis By New Biochip Could Lead To Disease Diagnosis In Minutes

from MNThaem - 21 Mar 11

A major milestone in microfluidics could soon lead to stand-alone, self-powered chips that can diagnose diseases within minutes...


Gene-therapy enzymes make unpredicted errors

from Nature: Medicine - 07 Aug 11

Techniques show mistakes of 'highly specific' molecular tools.


Like Mama Bears, Nursing Mothers Defend Babies With A Vengeance

from MNTpsych - 02 Sep 11

Women who breast-feed are far more likely to demonstrate a "mama bear" effect - aggressively protecting their infants and themselves - than women who bottle-feed their babies or non-mothers, according to a new study in the September issue of Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science...


Link Between Out-Of-Body Experiences, Neural Instability And Biases In Body Representation

from MNTpsych - 12 Jul 11

Although out-of-body experiences (OBEs) are typically associated with migraine, epilepsy and psychopathology, they are quite common in healthy and psychologically normal individuals as well. However, they are poorly understood...


Time-Lapse Imaging Charts The Change Taking Place In Brain Circuitry During Development

from MNTschiz - 22 Jul 11

Dr. Ed Ruthazer is a mapmaker but, his landscape is the developing brain - specifically the neuronal circuitry, which is the network of connections between nerve cells...


Toshiba's Infinix-i Vascular Systems Help Memorial Hermann To Improve Care Through Transradial Intervention

from MNTcvs - 05 Apr 11

As one of the world's largest providers of cardiovascular care, Memorial Hermann is a leader in cardiac and vascular intervention, performing thousands of interventional procedures annually in the cath lab. With the installation of five InfinixTM-i vascular X-ray systems from Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc...


Predicting Risk Of Atrial Fibrillation By Measuring Oxidative Stress

from MNTcvs - 05 Apr 11

Measuring oxidative stress may help doctors predict the risk of developing atrial fibrillation, the most common heart beat irregularity. Research from Emory University School of Medicine has identified a connection between oxidative stress and enlargement of the heart's left atrium, which leads to atrial fibrillation...


Care Services Minister encourages joint working across health and social care

from Anaesthesia UK - 14 Apr 11

The Care Services Minister is to send out a strong message to councils aimed at encouraging joint working across health and social care and making personalised care a reality.


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