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Cognitive Test Takers and Score Variation

...ocabulary, word recall, spatial relations, pattern comparison and the like to understand normal function and diagnose impairment. Experts use the scores to differentiate between diagnoses, detect changes in level of functioning or to give a diagnosis in the first place. Where scores fall relative to standardize...

Great Lakes Fish in Canada Heavily Polluted

...fish at unsafe levels. The report was based on a comparison of Ministry of Environment recommendation on the safety of various types of fish issued in 2005, and another released earlier this year. About five million kilograms of industrial pollutants are being released directly into the lakes, according to ...

Scientists Destroy Cancer Cells Using Electric Pulses

...said that the new process was more advantageous in comparison with the currently available methods for destroying tumours using heat or freezing, as these techniques may damage healthy tissue or leave malignant cells. The researchers said that IRE allowed them to adjust the electrical current and reliable ki...

Indian and Pakistani-origin Scots More Likely to Suffer Heart Attacks

...hat they are more likely to survive this trauma in comparison to their non-Asian countrymen. As part of the study, the researchers linked information on individual ethnic groups from the 2001 Census to Scottish hospital discharge and mortality data. Researchers used a one-way encryption technique known as ...

Hyperthermia With Chemotherapy Improves Sarcoma Healing

...ity of the combined-therapy methods are proven, in comparison with results from chemotherapy alone. The study of 341 high-risk patients with deep, local sarcomas shows a significant improvement in the response of the tumour and in the survival of those patients who were treated by means of a combination of ch...

Breast Cancer Risk is not Reduced by a Diet Rich in Fruit and Vegetables

...nt to 20 percent of energy intake from fat. The comparison group (n = 1,551) was provided with print material...wing statistically significant differences vs. the comparison group through four years: servings of vegetables, +65 percent; fruit, +25 percent; fiber, +30 percen...

Genetic Variation may Increase Premenstrual Depression Risk

...sorders related to the menstrual cycle served as a comparison group. All the women provided blood samples for genetic analysis. The team discovered four specific genetic variants, called single nucleotide polymorphisms, in one of the two genes that encode the estrogen receptor. The variants, which are differe...

Humanized Antibody Therapy Found Highly Effective in Easing RA Symptoms

...ab had achieved a good/moderate EULAR response, in comparison with placebo subjects. A reduction in Disease Activity Score was also observed from two weeks onwards in both tocilizumab groups, say the researchers. The study involved 623 patients with sustained moderate to severe RA despite long standing trea...

Gene Study Throws Up New Targets for Leishmaniasis

...ts some 12 million people around the world . Their comparison of three species of protozoa that cause most cases of leishmaniasis could be a boon for drug engineers, whose budgets for tackling this neglected disease are already slender. British-led scientists compared the genetic code of Leishmania major, whi...

New Tumor Markers for Pancreatic Cancer

... with those sent by healthy pancreatic cells. This comparison would indicate which orders (messages) are the ones that make the cancer grow and invade and which weapons (proteins) it uses to do so. In order to carry out this work we used microarrays or DNA-chips, a technique used for multiple analyses. It all...

New York Records Decline in Smoking Rate

...ort shows a decline in the smoking rate by 20%, in comparison to 2002 figures. Over the past year, smoking decreased among men (from 22.5% to 19.9%) and among Hispanics (from 20.2% to 17.1%). These large declines followed a year-long ad campaign aimed at prompting more smokers to quit. The new report is availa...

More Women Medical Graduates Than Men

...eir career. The figure for men was one in 25. In comparison to 15%men, almost half (48%) women doctors said that they wanted to train less than full time at some point.Some two-third doctors believe they wanted to take a career break at some time. The poll shows the need for more flexible working hours for t...

New Technique to Measure Xanthone in Mangosteen

...ingle lab validation to quantify xanthones through comparison measurement of detector response factors of individual xanthones. Walker said the research team chose the whole mangosteen fruit rind as the starting point because it holds the highest concentration of xanthones in their natural, unaltered state. A...

Meditation Increases Attention - A Brain Scan Report

... the emotional reaction." As Davidson notes, any comparison of average middle-aged Americans to people who have meditated daily for decades must try to associate the differences with meditation, and not lifestyle factors such as isolation or religious faith. "This was a highly unusual group of people. Two-t...

Radio-frequency Ablation Offers Hope for People With Inoperable Kidney Tumours

...that line the small tubes within the kidney. In comparison with the surgical removal of kidney tumours that results in hospital admissions of 7 to 10 days and postoperative recovery time of 6 to 8 weeks, RFA is minimally invasive with a short recovery time, allows for the kidney to be preserved, and also avo...

New Study That Small Amount of Teenagers Drinks on a Regular Basis

...study binge drinking and so no figures existed for comparison but specialists say there is no proof to indicate the problem is getting worse. This years survey also uncover that nearly 50% who drank alcohol declared they drank at home when parents were in or at functions with family and friends. Prior this ye...

Surgery- Very Effective for Common Back Pain

.... Surgery is widely used, but its effectiveness in comparison with nonsurgical treatment had not been demonstrat...re the results of the two groups. Unfortunately, a comparison of the two groups wasnt as easy as hoped. The researchers found that 40 percent of patients crosse...

Sexual Fantasies Play an Important Role in Boosting Desire

...xual desire. "Besides this complexity, there is no comparison model, as occurs in the men's excitation stage, where it is possible to determine the degree of excitation depending on the erection". Juan Carlos Sierra points out that education on sexual stimulation and response as well as healthy attitudes towa...

Adopting Healthy Lifestyle in Middle Age Lowers Heart Disease Risk

...ns with three or fewer healthy habits, not just in comparison to people with none or one habit. People adopting only three healthy habits experienced lower mortality but not fewer CVD events over the same period. The authors found that only 8.5 percent of middle-aged adults practice these four behaviours and...

Healthy Lifestyle can Reduce Cardiovascular Risk

...ns with three or fewer healthy habits, not just in comparison to people with none or one habit. People adopting only three healthy habits experienced lower mortality but not fewer CVD events over the same period. The authors found that only 8.5% of middle-aged adults practice these four behaviors and only 8.4...

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