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Reason Behind Trouble Remembering in ADHD Kids Revealed

...s necessary for such operations. "Clearly, they're distracted because they're not getting the right information in the brain," said Keage.While presenting the finding at the World Congress of Neuroscience in Melbourne, she also spoke about the tests she conducted to check the ability of ADHD kids to cope with d...

Differences in Brain Functions Results in non-contact Knee Injuries

...non-contact knee injuries occur when a person gets distracted or is 'caught off guard, Charles Buz Swanik, the U...cognitive characteristics of people who are easily distracted or have awkward landings. This would allow us to search for injury-prone or perhaps accident-resista...

Suicide Among Returning US Soldiers on the Rise

...eep. He had lost weight. He had nightmares. He was distracted and withdrawn from his two young sons. One night, he promised his wife, Kim, that he would get help. The next morning, he was dead. The 40-year-old Cobra helicopter pilot, based at Camp Pendleton, Calif., had hanged himself. There are others. Pen...

Individuals Distraction can Be Measured by a Computer Based Test

... "Relying on questionnaires to assess how easily distracted potential employees might be obviously has its dow...thinking they've done really well and haven't been distracted at all when in fact their response times increase and they tend to make more mistakes; showing that ...

Hysteria Has Palpable Underlying Causes: Says Canadian Researchers

...ected limb is stimulated. The patient seems to get distracted when both limbs are stimulated said lead researcher and author of the study Dr. Omar Ghaffar, in Toronto. Yet another study is being planned to focus on the effect of distraction to overcome conversion disorder,announced the researchers. MST...

Parkinson's Disease Affects Driving

...ose who did not have Parkinson's disease. During distracted driving, those with Parkinson's disease drove at slower speeds and had less control over speed and steering. They also performed poorly on tests of memory, balance, vision and cognitive flexibility (the ability to switch attention between competing t...

Review Opens Bag of Tricks for Reducing Pain from Children’s Shot

...g the shot. For example, a very young child can be distracted by blowing soap bubbles, Uman said. Distraction could also include having a television for the child to watch or a video game handy, said Lynne Gerson Maxwell, M.D., associate professor of anesthesiology at the University of Pennsylvania. It can al...

Immune Response Linked to “Ghost” Parasites and Severely Congested Sinuss

...of the immune system,” he says. “But when they are distracted fighting non-existent parasites, they cannot deal well with the very real microbes continuously coming into the nose.” This, Lane notes, may promote growth of bacteria and fungi in the nose, which is a common finding in those with chronic sinusitis...

Gazing Away During Conversation Would Increase Concentration

...hinking properly, Doherty-Sneddon said, “We are so distracted by the barrage of emotional information transmitted in faces that it stops us from thinking clearly.” She further added that this probably would be a good method for adaptation in school so as to enhance the average students performance. IK...

TV Cartoons More Effective in Alleviating Pain In Children

... pain most and gave a rating of 23.04, while those distracted by mother gave a rating of 17.39. Children watching cartoons gave the lowest pain rating of 8.91. Mothers also agreed that television cartoons were the most effective giving a pain rating of 12.17, while they gave a rating of 21.30 if they had no ...

Scientist Study New Treatment Modality for Psychiatric Disorders Using Mice

...certain mice focused their attention despite being distracted using sweet and crunchy cereal. ‘Without a measure of cognitive deficit in mice that is relevant to such disorders in humans, research into new diagnostic methods, treatments and cures is severely hindered,’ said Joseph Garner, a Purdue assistant ...

New Technique Developed To Help Fight The Problem Of Alcohol Abuse

...TP works by helping excessive drinkers become less distracted by the alcohol stimuli they see around them - stimuli which range from pictures of alcoholic beverages to bottles of alcohol in the local off-license window or on the shelves of a supermarket. "Excessive drinkers unconsciously pay too much attentio...

Ritalin Could Help In Focussing The Mind

...o work by tweaking the brain so it isn't as easily distracted by any stimuli from the outside world. The scientists have however cautioned that the findings aren't definitive and may have nothing to do with how the drug works in children and adults with ADHD. Barry Waterhouse, a professor of neurobiology and an...

Sexy Images and Lingerie Challenge A Man’s Decision Making Skill

...archers involved in the study. 'The fact men are distracted by sexual cues fits in to evolutionary experience. It's what they are expected to do. They are looking for opportunities to pass on their genes. If a man is being asked to choose between something being presented by an attractive woman and an ugly me...

US To Look In To Improving the Elder Care

...ery often to take care of their parents. Also this distracted them from their schedule of work and increased their stress level. The after effects are that they suffer from a wide rage of medical problems. The news paper said that the companies are taking necessary measures regarding this issue but analysts ...

Older Adults Get Distracted More Easily

...hose who have crossed the age of 65 years, who get distracted more easily. Another study has revealed that memory related problems of women who have attained the menopause age are mostly due to mood-related problems. The frontal lobe activity may also be altered with neurochemical and structural changes which t...

Schizophrenia Gets A New Diagnostic Tool

...17 patients of the disease while the patients were distracted visually and heard the sound through earphones. They were matched with healthy volunteers having the same background. Researchers had then looked into what happened about 100milliseconds later ion the brain waves of the patients. They had also tested...

A boon to epileptics

...t the person affected will merely appear vacant or distracted for a short period. Partial seizures often originate in the temporal lobe, which is associated with memory, and patients often report experiencing a familiar smell, sound or mental image shortly before, or during the seizure.The other, more serious...

Distraction therapy found very effective in postoperative patients

... Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions in the US have distracted patients with images and sounds from nature and have successfully controlled pain in patients following a painful procedure called bronchoscopy, which involves inserting the tube into the nose or the throat to see the lungs. Pain control was improve...

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