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Cognitive Test Takers and Score Variation

...e, but for those who have high internal variation, classification based on one assessment could be way off the mark. Salthouse says it may be time to view cognitive abilities as a distribution of many potential levels of performance instead of as one stable short-term level. He proposes the use of a measurement b...

Autism Children can Be Diagnosed Within One Year of Age

...each participant was then given a final diagnostic classification of ASD, non-ASD impairment, or no impairment. The ASD group was further divided into an Early ASD diagnosis group and a Later ASD diagnosis group based on whether they were given a diagnosis of ASD at 14 or 24 months. For more information on Ken...

Pennsylvania Government's Partial Shutdown Ends

...e unions contend that the Rendell administration's classification of state employees into "critical" and "noncritical" groups violated collective bargaining laws and that it did not provide lists of noncritical employees until recent days....

Male Wallflowers-Watch Your Heart

...ons of the personalities of the subjects and their classification into four types-A, B, C and D. At the beginning of the study, all volunteers were asked to fill in psychological questionnaires. By the end of the study period, 60 percent of the original study subjects had died. The researchers then matched the dea...

Researchers Identify Five Distinct Subtypes of Alcoholism

...tions and psychotherapies while others do not. The classification system described in this study will have broad application in both clinical and research settings, Dr. Li says. The researchers say that the five alcoholism subtypes identified were Young Adult subtype (31.5 per cent of U.S. alcoholics), Young Anti...

Sleepwalking to sex during sleep, a new disorder detected

... dating to 1986 that provide the basis for the new classification system. They include: 31 cases resulting from parasomnias, which is especially unstable delta sleep, a period of the slowest brain wave activity. Usually associated with sleepwalking, it has resulted in sexual talking, masturbation, fondling, se...

Understanding and Treating Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia

... that widespread use of a standard approach to CDH classification will improve the quality of information in the medical literature, and ultimately will be used to develop genotype-phenotype correlations, they state. In the womb, fetal lung growth and maturation are strongly affected by the extent to which develop...

Insomnia-related Symptoms High Among ‘Night Owls

...eating this subgroup of insomniacs.” Insomnia, a classification of sleep disorders defined by difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, waking up too early, or poor quality sleep, is the most common sleep complaint at any age. About 30 percent of adults have symptoms of insomnia.The amount of sleep a person ge...

Smoking And Drinking Are More Dangerous Than LSD

... The specialists who conducted this study urged a classification system which accurately represents the drugs and i...essor David Nutt avers that the defect of existing classification was that isolated cases of unpleasant responses to drugs were allowed to dictate policies. He urged ...

A New Treatment Discovered For Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

...e to be a success, one consequence may be that the classification of patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia can be carried out on the basis of the state of activation of the WNT pathway, as this is considered to be a risk factor in the worsening of the disease and in its possible cure. Source-Bio-Bio Technolo...

World Leprosy Day – Easing Pain and Giving Hop

...d on the presence of deformities. Several types of classification exist, like Madrid classification, Ridley & Jopling classification Indian Classification, WHO classification, Field Worker's Classification etc. The type of the diseas...

Risk Of Soft Tissue Sarcomas In Hereditary Retinoblastoma Survivors

...d on few cases of these rare cancers. In addition, classification schemes for some sarcomas changed over the study period, so some cancer subtypes may have been classified differently depending on the year they were diagnosed. "Given the excellent survival of retinoblastoma patients, it is important that survivor...

US calls 'interrogation techniques' national security secrets

... said the government was "attempting to misuse its classification authority" by claiming that all of the detainees' experiences were top-secret and could not be discussed.In documents filed in a US court last week, the government expressed concern that allowing prisoners who had been held at CIA prisons to have con...

First Major Study of Mammalian “Disorderly” Proteis

...he first large-scale collection, investigation and classification of these so-called intrinsically unstructured proteins (IUPs), a large group of molecules that play vital roles in the daily activities of cells. The new technique for collecting and identifying IUPs is important because although scientists have bee...

Complex Apnea May Explain Sleepless Nights

...ed States, Asia and Australia recently recommended classification of sleep-related breathing disorders into three cl...ed States, Asia and Australia recently recommended classification of sleep-related breathing disorders into three clinical entities which are obstructive sleep apnea ...

Rich Countries Need to Curb Genital Surgery Before Criticizing Traditional Practices

...actually appear in the World Health Organisation’s classification system. The literature on female genital mutilation is long on polemic and short on data, he writes. European and American writers often assume that female genital mutilation is forced on unwilling young girls, but this is at odds with the high soc...

Prehypertension in the Young Leads to Hypertensive Adults

...e young make it less clear how well blood pressure classification at any particular point in time predicts subsequent blood pressure classification in an otherwise healthy adolescent population.’ The researchers identified different factors in boys...

Rare Cancer- Subject of Study

...ee groups are subjected to the same treatment. The classification is mainly to indicate the type of response generated by the patient. Patients from 1993 to 2005 were treated and found one-year, three-year and five-year survival rates were not significantly different for patients in the low-grade cancer and benign...

Dermoscopy An Able Tool For The Fight Against Skin Cancer

...ons. The study showed that three simple dermoscopy classification criteria would help PCPs make decisions. The team said that previous research works emphasized the benefits of dermoscopy, but its real usefulness had never been demonstrated in the framework of a real health system until now. The results will be pub...

Pakistan experiences an increase in Aids cases : WHO

...risk country for the spread of HIV infection. This classification no longer holds good because of the notification of concentrated epidemic among IDUs in 2004. Recently conducted National RTI/STIs prevalence survey indicates that 38.2 per cent of Motivated Sex Workers in Karachi are positive for syphilis, while t...

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