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Cognitive Test Takers and Score Variation

...t-term level. He proposes the use of a measurement burst procedure that bases understanding on several parallel assessments within a relatively short period. Results gained in this manner are likely to be more stable, offering a better basis for calibrating individual change. Before any procedural update...

When CIAs Poisoned Capsule for Castro Stuck to the Freezer!

... a box of cigars tainted with LSD so that he would burst into fits of laughter during a television interview, said Escalante, author of a book that documents 167 plots against Castro. But it was the CIA's plans to poison Castro with botulinum toxins in the early 1960s that came closest to succeeding. T...

Japanese Firm Develops Glove That 'feels' 3D Images

..."tangible 3D" system creates graphics that seem to burst out of a screen and has a glove that allows users to "feel" them, according to NTT Comware, the software development unit of telecom giant Nippon Telegraph and Telephone. Without any need for awkward 3D glasses, users could feel a far-away object a...

New Laser Offers Alternative to Surgery in Treating Voice Disorders

...Massachusetts General Hospital when a blood vessel burst on his vocal cord in the middle of his band's North American tour. Specialists were able to seal the rock star's broken blood vessel within seconds using the laser. "This new laser is our best line of treatment for those with broken blood vessels f...

Massive Wildfire Forces Evacuation of Hundreds of Home in Florida

... is increasingly expensive." One reason for the burst of wildfires: a persistent drought this spring. To mitigate the risks posed by wildfires, residents should clear property of brush, dead trees, and especially unkempt foliage growing close to their homes, says Jim Harrell, spokesman for the Florida...

Workplace Stress Leads to Rising Suicide Rate in Japan

...rgest economy stagnated in the early 1990s after a burst of high growth, leading to bankruptcies, layoffs and an increased focus on jobs with fewer benefits and long-term security. The economic has been growing again, but more slowly, and Japanese workers often face long overtime hours with little or no ...

Invasion of Cicada Hordes Feared in US Midwest

...ee roots. Almost all members of a group, or brood, burst from the ground within a couple days of each other. They quickly climb the nearest vertical surface to molt and unroll their wings. In some heavily wooded areas, as many as 1.5 million cicadas per acre will crowd onto trees, expert say. "It's one...

US Psychiatrist Suspended from Practicing Medicine for Involvement in Doping Scam

Four years after a huge doping scam burst into the open in Paris, Dr. Brian Halevie-Goldman, a San Francisco psychiatrist has been suspended for three months by the// Californian state authorities. Dr.Goldman was then the medical director of the Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative that allege...

Screening for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms Saves Men's Lives

...eaker, increasing the chance that it will burst. A burst aorta is often fatal —almost 80 percent of people who reach a hospital after the aorta ruptures will die. Screening could help save many of these lives, since surgeons can repair an aneurysm before it bursts, usually before it grows larger than two...

Glucose Causes Death of Brain Cells in Rodents Following Hypoglycemic Coma

...upply to the brain is diminished and there’s a big burst of oxidative stress when the blood returns. That burst has always been blamed on oxygen, but it may be that glucose is the culprit. And it may depend on ho...

Bolivian Glacier Melts, Dangerously Fast

...s have created lakes in the mountains, which could burst and cause widespread flooding. Of 150 glaciers that once stood in Glacier National Park in the northern US, only 27 remain. The US Environmental Protection Agency says the biggest are a third the size they were in 1850. Continued warming could melt t...

Guinea Worm Disease Will Be Wiped Out Soon

...ould be as big as a tennis ball. When these ulcers burst out, it spews out parasitic worms which can be 0.8 meters long. During this stage, the patients experience severe pain as though their leg is on fire. To bring temporary relief to the pain, they put their leg in water resulting in the release of thou...

Car Airbags Will Cause Permanent Hearing Loss in 17 Percent

...yday “impulse” noises. An impulse noise is a brief burst of sound like a shotgun blast, as opposed to a continuous noise like the droning of a washing machine. Price said in addition to the well-known dangers of impulse noises like gunfire, minor events like a hammer hitting a nail or even the sound of a b...

Flood Toll Rises, and Indonesia Braces for Disease

... days ahead, along with renewed flooding if rivers burst over their banks again. Across lower-lying parts of Jakarta that are populated mostly by the poor, water that had risen as high as 12 feet still engulfed entire houses. Officials estimated that 40 percent to 70 percent of this city of 12 million ...

Humble Cold to Combat Cancer

...n cancer cell. This in turn will cause the cell to burst and release these copies, which then, infect other tumor cells. Though successive trials on cancerous tumors of mice have been carried out, use of virotherapy as the third arm of cancer treatment, along with radiation and chemotherapy is still seve...

Noise In Neurons Is good

...cessed for you. Similarly, intuition may be less a burst of insight than a rough consensus among your neurons. 'The way you learn language must be essentially the same as the way a doctor reasons out a diagnosis, and right now our lab is pushing hard to find out exactly how that noise makes all these di...

Eye could reveal serious health disorder

...nd high blood pressure will cause blood vessels to burst and haemorrhages to form in the retina. Professor Rosen's patients have included a woman whose breast cancer was diagnosed after he had examined her eyes. The test revealed swollen areas at the back of the eye, a sign of secondary cancer tumors. Th...

Stroke Linked to High Pollution Levels

...with an increase in the risk of stroke following a burst blood vessel in the brain by over two times. These findings were consistent irrespective of the average daily level of air pollutants. However similar results were not seen in ischaemic stroke where the arteries of the brain become thickened an...

Government Failed to Prevent Rising Teen Pregnancies

...e a woman who has had unprotected sex because of a burst condom then of course it is worth it. But not as an intervention that will reduce abortion rates." According to Dr Trevor Stammers, London GP and spokesman for the Family Education Trust, "Making the morning-after pill easier to get has had no effe...

An All Important Breakthrough Reached In Understanding T cell response For Parasitic Diseases

...iseases. In the 1980s, the phrase 'T cell count' burst into the world’s medical vocabulary as thousands and then millions of patients died of AIDS. The public began to understand the crucial importance of T cells—cellular Pac-Men that roam the bloodstream gobbling up infection and guarding against future...

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