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Russian Meteorite Recalls 1934 Farmville, North Carolina Fireball
Although I'm trained as a pharmacologist, my current science communications position at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences demands that I learn about all manner of sciences. The job gives me no choice but to regain my childlike enthusiasm for the natural world.
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 17, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: David Kroll Source Type: news
Brantford Pet Dentistry Services Play Critical Role in Animal Health
BRANTFORD, Ontario, Feb. 17, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The veterinary team at Beattie Animal Hospital in Brantford is urging pet owners to celebrate Pet Dental Health Month by taking steps to ensure their pets' teeth are healthy. Each Brantford veterinarian at the hospital is skilled in pet dentistry, and they say that about 80 percent of the adult pets they see are suffering from some degree of dental disease. In some cases, they have seen pets that have lost a number of teeth, or that are suffering from life-threatening bacterial infections as a result of poor dental hygiene. They recommend all pet owners learn the basics of pet dental care.
Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - February 17, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
Johns Creek Veterinarian Helps Pet Owners Learn About Vet Care With New Website
JOHNS CREEK, Ga., Feb. 17, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ValueCare Pet Wellness Clinic Abbotts Bridge in Johns Creek, GA announced the launch of a new website, http://vcpet-abbottsbridgevet.com/. The new website is designed to make it easier for pet owners to learn about the vet clinic's affordable wellness care services, including annual pet checkups, vaccinations, spay & neuter, and pet dental care. Website features include a 'Veterinary Topics' article library, blog, and e-newsletter.
Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - February 17, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
Ambuja Neotia plans 400-bed hospital at Rajarhat
Starting from real estate, the Rs 1000-crore group has three new verticals at present -- healthcare, hospitality and education.
Source: The Economic Times - February 17, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Expression of Toll‐like receptor 2 and 4, and the OPG‐RANKL‐RANK system in inflammatory external root resorption and external cervical resorption
ConclusionThe immunohistopathology patterns of ECR samples were consistent with the bacteria driven ER specimens, suggesting bacteria‐induced inflammation may be involved in ECR.© 2013 International Endodontic Journal. Published by Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Source: International Endodontic Journal - February 17, 2013 Category: Dentistry Authors: Y.P. Lin, R.M. Love, L.T. Friedlander, H.F. Shang, M.H. Pai Tags: Original Scientific Article Source Type: research
The stalking cure: how to rehabilitate a stalker
A forensic psychiatrist has opened a clinic where stalkers confront their dangerous delusions. Elizabeth Day meets Frank Farnham, and speaks to some of the many victimsWhen forensic psychiatrist Frank Farnham first meets a stalker, he doesn't judge. Some of his clients have done awful things. They have intimidated, pursued and terrified their victims. They have sent harassing emails to ex-partners or followed work colleagues home from the office. They have developed harmful fixations on people who have no intention of returning their attentions. All of them will have run the risk of being sent to jail.But Dr Farnham sees t...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 17, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Elizabeth Day Tags: Psychology Mental health UK criminal justice Society Law Features The Observer Source Type: news
Can Preoccupation With Alcohol Override the Protective Properties of Mindful Awareness on Problematic Drinking?
Conclusions: Results replicate previous findings documenting a negative association between mindfulness and alcohol consumption and problems. Statistical mediation models suggest that preoccupation with drinking may be a risk factor that over-rides the health-promoting effects of mindfulness.
Source: Addictive Disorders and Their Treatment - February 17, 2013 Category: Addiction Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
Genes Activated For Human Speech Similar To Ones Used By Singing Songbirds
The genes activated for human speech are similar to the ones used by singing songbirds, new experiments suggest. These results, which are not yet published, show that gene products produced for speech in the cortical and basal ganglia regions of the human brain correspond to similar molecules in the vocal communication areas of the brains of zebra finches and budgerigars. But these molecules aren't found in the brains of doves and quails - vocal birds that do not learn their sounds...
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 17, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news
The effect of gender and age on kidney cancer survival: Younger age is an independent prognostic factor in women with renal cell carcinoma.
CONCLUSIONS: As a group, women present with less advanced tumors, leading to a 19% reduced risk of RCC-specific death compared with men. This survival difference is present only in patients aged<59 years. Because this gender-based survival difference is not related to pathologic features, the role of hormonal effects on the development and progression of RCC needs to be investigated. PMID: 23422777 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Urologic Oncology - February 17, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Rampersaud EN, Klatte T, Bass G, Patard JJ, Bensaleh K, Böhm M, Allhoff EP, Cindolo L, De La Taille A, Mejean A, Soulie M, Bellec L, Christophe Bernhard J, Pfister C, Colombel M, Belldegrun AS, Pantuck AJ, George D Tags: Urol Oncol Source Type: research
[Simultaneous antegrade-retrograde bladder stone therapy.]
Abstract The current guidelines recommend percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) as the first choice procedure for large stone masses. Complex stone situations, such as formed stones or large peripheral stone masses, however, often necessitate several access points and multiple stage procedures. In such cases open surgical stone removal is often used. An alternative is simultaneous antegrade-retrograde stone therapy in which PCNL is combined with flexible ureterorenoscopy (fURS). Both procedures complement each other in that fURS allows access to narrow calyces and PCNL the simple removal of buried concretions via the...
Source: Der Urologe. Ausg. A - February 17, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Knoll T Tags: Urologe A Source Type: research
Eagle River School Serious About Fitness
Students at Ravenwood Elementary are fighting America's obesity epidemic one activity at a time. The Eagle River elementary school was recently honored by the State of Alaska for winning the 2012 Healthy Futures Challenge, a state-sponsored program designed to get kids moving.
Source: RWJF News Digest - Childhood Obesity - February 17, 2013 Category: Eating Disorders and Weight Management Source Type: news
Bringing Breakfast to Our Students: A Program to Increase School Breakfast Participation.
Abstract The relationship between breakfast consumption and academic success has been extensively studied over the past 30 years. Despite the wide availability of school breakfast programs and the preponderance of evidence that breakfast consumption has positive effects on a student's ability to learn and function in the school setting, many students do not eat breakfast. A survey of students at a large Midwestern high school identified the main barriers to breakfast consumption as not having enough time in the morning to eat and not feeling hungry before school. A program that included extending breakfast cafeteri...
Source: The Journal of School Nursing - February 17, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Olsta J Tags: J Sch Nurs Source Type: research
Hyperammonemia alters the modulation by different neurosteroids of the glutamate–nitric oxide–cyclic GMP pathway through NMDA‐ GABAA‐ or sigma receptors in cerebellum in vivo
Abstract Several neurosteroids modulate the glutamate–nitric oxide (NO)–cGMP pathway in cerebellum through modulation of NMDA‐ GABAA‐ or sigma receptors. Hyperammonemia alters the concentration of several neurosteroids and impairs the glutamate–NO–cGMP pathway, leading to impaired learning ability. This work aimed to assess whether chronic hyperammonemia alters the modulation by different neurosteroids of GABAA, NMDA, and/or sigma receptors and of the glutamate–NO–cGMP pathway in cerebellum. Neurosteroids were administered through microdialysis probes, and extracellular cGMP and citrulline were measured. Th...
Source: Journal of Neurochemistry - February 17, 2013 Category: Neurology Authors: Alba González‐Usano, Omar Cauli, Ana Agustí, Vicente Felipo Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Quality of life before reconstructive breast surgery: FA preoperative comparison of patients with immediate, delayed, and major revision reconstruction
Conclusion: These data suggest that women presenting for breast reconstruction at different stages of reconstruction have different baseline QoL. Such data may help us better understand patient selection, education, and expectations, and may lead to improved patient–surgeon communication. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Microsurgery, 2013.
Source: Microsurgery - February 17, 2013 Category: Surgery Authors: Gedge D. Rosson, Sachin M. Shridharani, Michael Magarakis, Michele A. Manahan, Basak Basdag, Marta M. Gilson, Andrea L. Pusic Tags: Research Article Source Type: research
Global Education Awards in honor of Coleman Jacobson
Source: International Journal of Dermatology - February 17, 2013 Category: Dermatology Tags: Education Awards Source Type: research
A functional magnetic resonance imaging study of visuomotor processing in a virtual reality‐based paradigm: Rehabilitation Gaming System
Abstract The Rehabilitation Gaming System (RGS) has been designed as a flexible, virtual‐reality (VR)‐based device for rehabilitation of neurological patients. Recently, training of visuomotor processing with the RGS was shown to effectively improve arm function in acute and chronic stroke patients. It is assumed that the VR‐based training protocol related to RGS creates conditions that aid recovery by virtue of the human mirror neuron system. Here, we provide evidence for this assumption by identifying the brain areas involved in controlling the catching of approaching colored balls in the virtual environment of the...
Source: European Journal of Neuroscience - February 17, 2013 Category: Neuroscience Authors: D. Prochnow, S. Bermúdez i Badia, J. Schmidt, A. Duff, S. Brunheim, R. Kleiser, R. J. Seitz, P. F. M. J. Verschure Tags: Research Report Source Type: research
Walking again after spinal injury
(Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) In the lab, rats with severe spinal cord injury are learning to walk -- and run -- again.
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 17, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news
Determining Code Status: Mini CEX (Jaqueline Raetz MD)
This is a Mini-CEX. The Mini-CEX is an evaluation card which is used to evaluate a learner during a clinical encounter. In this case, to observe a learner while they discuss code status with a patient. The evaluation card is accompanied by a faculty guide which includes background, learning objectives, and instructions.
Source: Family Medicine Digital Resources Library (FMDRL) Recently Uploaded - February 17, 2013 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news
Factors influencing place of delivery for women in Kenya: an analysis of the Kenya demographic and health survey, 2008/2009
Conclusion: Physical access to health facilities through distance and/or lack of transport, and economic considerations are important barriers for women to delivering in a health facility in Kenya. Some women do not perceive a need to deliver in a health facility and may value health facility delivery less with subsequent deliveries. Access to appropriate transport for mothers in labour and improving the experiences and outcomes for mothers using health facilities at childbirth augmented by health education may increase uptake of health facility delivery in Kenya.
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - Latest articles - February 17, 2013 Category: OBGYN Authors: John KituiSarah LewisGail Davey Source Type: research
Depression- and anxiety-related sick leave and the risk of permanent disability and mortality in the working population in Germany: a cohort study
Conclusions: Depression/anxiety diagnoses increase the risk of early retirement; comorbidity and severity further increase that risk, depression more strikingly than anxiety. Sickness-absence diagnoses of anxiety/depression identified a population at high risk of retiring early due to ill health, suggesting a target group for the development of interventions.
Source: BMC Public Health - Latest articles - February 17, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Felix WedegaertnerSonja Arnhold-KerriNicola-Alexander SittaroStefan BleichSiegfried GeyerWilliam Lee Source Type: research
The race to create 'insect cyborgs'
Why make tiny flying drones when you can fly real insects by remote-control? It could lead to a neuroscience revolution, explains Emily Anthes in an excerpt from her new book Frankenstein's CatIn 2006 the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) asked America's scientists to submit "innovative proposals to develop technology to create insect-cyborgs" .It was not your everyday government request, but it was an utterly serious one. For years, the US military has been hoping to develop "micro air vehicles" – ultra-small flying robots capable of performing surveillance in dangerous territory. Building these machi...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 16, 2013 Category: Science Tags: Drones Biology Neuroscience Extracts Features Animals Surveillance Insects The Observer Environment Wildlife Source Type: news
Uta Frith: 'The brain is not a pudding; it is an engine'
The autism expert discusses the bad old days when mother was to blame, and the frontiers of our new understandingUta Frith sits in her beautiful, book-lined sitting-room in Harrow, north London, looking out towards the Chilterns. She is emeritus professor in cognitive development at UCL – and last year was made a dame. She is warm, smiling, bespectacled, dressed in brown linen and a fine gold necklace.Towards the end of our meeting, she describes a conversation she once had with an autistic person who was obsessed with light fittings in railway carriages and was trying to interest her in the minute differences between on...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 16, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Kate Kellaway Tags: Autism Neuroscience Features The Observer Interviews Source Type: news
Saturday Safety Roundup
In this week's Saturday Safety Roundup, stories of: a 3-year-old in Queens, New York who died after she fell from the 5th floor bathroom window after getting locked in with her 2-year-old sister. a 12-year-old in Woodbury, New Jersey who required 100 stitches on his elbow after he was bitten by a Rottweiler that had jumped over the fence of his backyard to get to the child. a 11-year-old in Albany, Georgia who had part of his scalp ripped off by a pit bull after being attacked by a neighbor's pit bull. He had entered his neighbor's fenced backyard with his 15-year-old brother to help rake leaves. a 16-year-old in Au...
Source: About.com Pediatrics - February 16, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news
India's rice revolution
In a village in India's poorest state, Bihar, farmers are growing world record amounts of rice – with no GM, and no herbicide. Is this one solution to world food shortages?Sumant Kumar was overjoyed when he harvested his rice last year. There had been good rains in his village of Darveshpura in north-east India and he knew he could improve on the four or five tonnes per hectare that he usually managed. But every stalk he cut on his paddy field near the bank of the Sakri river seemed to weigh heavier than usual, every grain of rice was bigger and when his crop was weighed on the old village scales, even Kumar was shocked....
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 16, 2013 Category: Science Authors: John Vidal Tags: India Food security World news & drink Environmental sustainability Features Life and style The Observer Food science Sustainable development Global development Agriculture Source Type: news
A Statistical Method without Training Step for the Classification of Coding Frame in Transcriptome Sequences.
In this study, we investigated the modalities of coding open reading frame (cORF) classification of expressed sequence tags (EST) by using the universal feature method (UFM). The UFM algorithm is based on the scoring of purine bias (Rrr) and stop codon frequencies. UFM classifies ORFs as coding or non-coding through a score based on 5 factors: (i) stop codon frequency; (ii) the product of the probabilities of purines occurring in the three positions of nucleotide triplets; (iii) the product of the probabilities of Cytosine (C), Guanine (G), and Adenine (A) occurring in the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd positions of triplets, respectiv...
Source: Bioinformatics and Biology Insights - February 16, 2013 Category: Bioinformatics Authors: Carels N, Frías D Tags: Bioinform Biol Insights Source Type: research
Bhutanese Midwife Learns from Thailand’s Experience - 21 January 2013
LOEI, Thailand — After four days of trekking from his village by foot, a two-day bus ride across Bhutan, an international flight to Bangkok and a long van ride, Sonam finally arrived at this mountainous province in northeastern Thailand. The midwife from Gelephu, a small village in eastern Bhutan, was one of more than 20 Bhutanese health professionals selected to participate in a technical training on reproductive health care services.
Source: UNFPA News - February 16, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news
Getting More Health for the Money: Burkina Faso Tries Outsourcing - 24 January 2013
SABLOGO, Burkina Faso — Although Solange Lamoussa Sawadogo has no medical training, the 28-year-old mother of two is fondly called 'loctoré' – doctor in English – in her village 200 kilometres east of Ouagadougou, the capital. With the nearest health centre in Moaga, eight kilometres away, Solange, a volunteer Community Health Worker, promotes reproductive health, encourages couples to get family planning counselling – something rather new in this traditional community – and dispenses condoms and some contraceptives.
Source: UNFPA News - February 16, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news
Assessment of sexual violence against female students in Wolaita Sodo University, Southern Ethiopia - Tora A.
This study aimed to determine the prevalence of sexual violence against female students in Wolaita Sodo University; 374 female st...
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - February 16, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
Annual RAG procession kick-starts fundraising extravaganza
An eye-catching parade of floats, performers and unusual vehicles will take to the streets of Bristol tomorrow [16 February] as students from the University of Bristol get their annual fundraising week underway in style.
Source: University of Bristol news - February 16, 2013 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: news_text Tags: Press releases Source Type: news
Give Me Everything You Have: On Being Stalked by James Lasdun – review
The true story of a writer hounded online by his former protege is strange, unsettling… and rivetingIn 2003, English writer James Lasdun taught a fiction workshop at a college in New York City. The star of the workshop was a woman in her 30s he calls "Nasreen", who was working on a novel based on her family's experiences in pre-revolutionary Iran. "There are seldom more than a couple of students in any workshop who seem natural writers, and they aren't hard to spot," Lasdun writes in the early pages of his memoir, Give Me Everything You Have: On Being Stalked. "It was evident to me, after a few paragraphs, that Nasreen w...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 16, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Mark O'Connell Tags: Jorge Luis Borges Psychology Culture Society Reviews Books Autobiography and memoir Internet The Observer Source Type: news
Fracking is the only way to achieve Obama climate change goals, says senior scientist
Boosting natural gas production could provide a 'bridge fuel' and cut carbon emissionsAmerica will only achieve the ambitious climate change goals outlined by President Barack Obama last week by encouraging wide-scale fracking for natural gas over the next few years. That is the advice of one of the nation's senior scientists, Professor William Press, a member of the president's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.Fracking – known officially as hydraulic fracturing – involves pumping high-pressure water through underground rocks to release natural gas trapped deep underground. It is believed that there are va...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 16, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Robin McKie Tags: Energy Fossil fuels United States Barack Obama World news Boston Climate change Energy research Shale gas and fracking The Observer Environment Carbon emissions Science Source Type: news
Liver Fibrosis Staging through a Stepwise Analysis of Non‐invasive Markers (FibroSteps) in Patients with Chronic Hepatitis C Infection
ConclusionsFibroSteps, a freely available, non‐invasive liver fibrosis classification, is accurate and can assist clinicians in making prognostic and therapeutic decisions. The statistical code for FibroSteps using R software is provided in the supplementary materials.© 2013 John Wiley & Sons A/S
Source: Liver International - February 16, 2013 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Samer S. El‐Kamary, Mona M. Mohamed, Maissa El‐Raziky, Michelle D. Shardell, Olfat G. Shaker, Wafaa A. ElAkel, Gamal Esmat Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Advance In Mouse Model Of Angelman Syndrome
In the journal PLoS Biology, a team of scientists reports experiments showing how the gene defect of Angelman syndrome disrupts neurological processes that may be needed for memory and learning. In tests in mice, the team showed that a novel compound could restore the healthy processes. In a new study in mice, a scientific collaboration centered at Brown University lays out in unprecedented detail a neurological signaling breakdown in Angelman syndrome, a disorder that affects thousands of children each year, characterized by developmental delay, seizures, and other problems...
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 16, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news
Neurophysiological Review Shows Benefits Of Meditation
Mindfulness meditation training in awareness of present moment experience, such as body and breath sensations, prevents depression and reduces distress in chronic pain. In a new paper, Brown University scientists propose a neurophysiological framework to explain these clinical benefits...
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 16, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news
South Africa: Denosa Response to Sona - Education in Nursing Ought to Be Priority Too
[COSATU]Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (DENOSA) welcomes the president’s announcement in his State of The Nation Address last night that government will still emphasize improvement on education and his plan to establish the Presidential Remuneration Commission which will look at the appropriateness of salaries for all government employees.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 16, 2013 Category: African Health Source Type: news
Basic Techniques in Pediatric Surgery
An Operative ManualThis unique manual is a “surgical cookbook” designed to provide clear and concise guidance for trainees in pediatric surgery. With the aid of simple line drawings depicting each operative step, more than one hundred frequently performed procedures are explained and demonstrated. The reader will learn how to perform each procedure effectively and safely, avoiding potential complications. The ...
Source: Springer Medicine titles - February 16, 2013 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: Pediatric Surgery Source Type: news
Are you under the spell of media hypnosis? Take this simple test and find out
Here's a valuable self-test to find out whether you've been hypnotized (and controlled) by the mainstream media and its engineered false reality. After you take this test, watch the stage hypnosis videos I've selected for you, below, and you'll be astonished to learn...
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 16, 2013 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news
Relationship between sex hormones and cognitive performance in men with substance use
Conclusions: In this cross-sectional study of men with a high prevalence of SU and hypogonadism, endogenous levels of TT, FT or E2 were not related to cognitive performance. Other factors need to be identified which may contribute to poor cognitive function in the setting of SU.
Source: Drug and Alcohol Dependence - February 16, 2013 Category: Addiction Authors: Mihail F. Zilbermint, Amy B. Wisniewski, Xiaoqiang Xu, Ola A. Selnes, Adrian S. Dobs Tags: Short Communications Source Type: research
Dramatic impact of using protective equipment on the level of hurling-related head injuries: an ultimately successful 27-year programme.
CONCLUSION: The GAA responded in three stages to the accumulating evidence: (1) they introduced a mandatory regulation for those aged less than 18 years in 2005; (2) this ruling was extended to all players under 21 years in 2007 and (3) finally extended to all players irrespective of age, gender or grade from January 2010. The latter ruling applied to both games and organised training sessions. PMID: 23418270 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: British Journal of Sports Medicine - February 16, 2013 Category: Sports Medicine Authors: Crowley PJ, Crowley MJ Tags: Br J Sports Med Source Type: research
A Qualitative Analysis of Faculty Motivation to Participate in Otolaryngology Simulation Boot Camps
ConclusionEnjoyment of teaching; benefits to all participants; and opportunities for self‐improvement emerged as themes of faculty motivation to participate in SBBC. SBBC have unique characteristics which provide an opportunity to facilitate teaching experiences that motivate faculty. Level of Evidence5. Laryngoscope, 2012
Source: The Laryngoscope - February 16, 2013 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Ellen S. Deutsch, Alberto Orioles, Kathryn Kreicher, Kelly M. Malloy, David L. Rodgers Tags: General Otolaryngology Source Type: research
Every one of us has suffered diarrhea at some point in our lives. This uncomfortable symptom of watery, frequent stools is commonly the result of viral, bacterial or parasitic disease, but can also occur due to chronic bowel diseases like Crohn's. Learn when to call your doctor and when to treat this symptom at home.
Source: About.com Colon Cancer - February 16, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: coloncancer.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news
ARIX: A randomised trial of acupuncture v oral care sessions in patients with chronic xerostomia following treatment of head and neck cancer
Conclusion Eight sessions of weekly group acupuncture compared with group oral care education provide significantly better relief of symptoms in patients suffering from chronic radiation-induced xerostomia.
Source: Annals of Oncology - February 16, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Simcock, R., Fallowfield, L., Monson, K., Solis-Trapala, I., Parlour, L., Langridge, C., Jenkins, V., on behalf of the ARIX Steering Committee Tags: head and neck cancer Source Type: research
Valentine's Day Chocolates Can Be Good for Heart Health
Yerem Yeghiazarians, MD Chocolate has become a decadent expression of one's love, especially on Valentine's Day, and giving someone a box of candies can be good for the heart — literally.
Source: UCSF Medical Center - February 16, 2013 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: webservices at ucsfhealth.org Source Type: news
Teaching the brain to speak again
(Northwestern University) "Use it or lose it," says stroke and brain damage researcher Cynthia Thompson, who has played a key role in demonstrating the brain's plasticity. On Feb. 16, she presents her groundbreaking research that offers hope to chronic sufferers of aphasia (a disorder affecting one million Americans). "Language training focused on principles of normal language processing stimulates the recovery of neural networks that support language even 10 or more years post-stroke," she says.
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 16, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news
A Formative Evaluation of Two Evidence‐Based Psychotherapies for PTSD in VA Residential Treatment Programs
Between July 2008 and March 2011, 38 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) residential treatment programs for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) participated in a formative evaluation of their programmatic services, including evidenced‐based treatments (EBTs). Face‐to‐face qualitative interviews were conducted with over 250 staff by an independent psychologist along with onsite participant observations. This evaluation coincided with a national VA dissemination initiative to train providers in two EBTs for PTSD: prolonged exposure (PE) and cognitive processing therapy (CPT). A substantial proportion of eligible ...
Source: Journal of Traumatic Stress - February 16, 2013 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Joan M. Cook, Casey O'Donnell, Stephanie Dinnen, Nancy Bernardy, Robert Rosenheck, Rani Hoff Tags: Research Article Source Type: research
Poster Review, Rating and Recognition Tools: 2013 MSE Conference (Jeffrey Morzinski PhD, MSW)
Poster displays can be a powerful dissemination format in family and community medicine, often used by junior scholars reporting pilot project results. This resource of six tools was developed because 1) conference feedback indicated that poster authors were receiving insufficient review, and 2) conference planners wanted to raise overall poster quality. With input from the Group on Medical Student Education (MSE) and monitoring by our 2013 STFM MSE Conference Steering Committee, we implemented a host of procedural and quality improvement steps - represented by this cluster of tools. At the MSE 2013 Conference in San Anton...
Source: Family Medicine Digital Resources Library (FMDRL) Recently Uploaded - February 16, 2013 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news
Learning from Bristol - National database for congenital heart disease in India?
Thomas E Witter, Rhian R Brimmell, Shakeel A QureshiAnnals of Pediatric Cardiology 2013 6(1):3-5
Source: Annals of Pediatric Cardiology - February 16, 2013 Category: Cardiology Authors: Thomas E WitterRhian R BrimmellShakeel A Qureshi Source Type: research
The eCALM Trial-eTherapy for Cancer AppLying Mindfulness: online mindfulness-based cancer recovery program for underserved individuals living with cancer in Alberta: protocol development for a randomized wait-list controlled clinical trial
Discussion47 have completed/completing the intervention. Data suggest it is possible to conduct a randomized waitlist controlled trial of online MBCR to reach underserved cancer survivors.Trial registration: Clinical Trials.gov Identifier: NCT01476891
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - February 16, 2013 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Kristin ZernickeTavis CampbellMichael SpecaKelley McCabe-RuffSteven FlowersDale DirkseLinda Carlson Source Type: research
Pre-Dementia Linked to Ill Health
A large new study is highlighting a link between mild cognitive impairment, physical disability and psychological symptoms such as anxiety. As populations in low and middle-income countries are aging, rates of dementia are rising, say Dr. Robert Stewart of King’s College London, UK, and colleagues in the journal PLoS Medicine. Currently, more than 35 million people worldwide have dementia, the majority of which is Alzheimer’s disease. More than 115 million people may have dementia by the year 2050, with much of this rise occurring in low- and middle-income countries. “Mild cognitive impairment is a constr...
Source: Psych Central - February 15, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jane Collingwood Tags: Aging Alzheimer's Disorders General Memory and Perception Seniors Cognitive Deficit College London Dementia Future Health Care Ill Health Intermediate State Irritability Living In Cuba Middle Income Countries Mild Cognitive I Source Type: news