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Cognitive Test Takers and Score Variation

...sts would have to develop new test norms and truly equivalent versions of the same test. Finally, Salthouse believes that measures of within-person variability could be a useful diagnostic marker in their own right. For example, he and other cognitive psychologists are discussing whether wilder fluctuations w...

Common Environmental Chemicals Hamper Ovary Development in Foetus

...ies from the foetuses at day 110 of gestation, the equivalent of week 27 in a human pregnancy, and found that the ovaries from the foetuses where the mother was grazing the sewage sludge fields contained fewer eggs and also a number of protein abnormalities. These differences could have implications for problem...

For Bangladeshis, a Nutritious Diet Would Cost 1,700 Pounds Per Week

...n also looked at Ethiopia, where families need the equivalent of 677 pounds a week to feed themselves; Tanzania where it's 593 pounds and Burma where people need 584 pounds. Researchers found that in Bangladesh, almost eight in 10 of the poorest families in the village under study could not afford the lowest ...

Pre-packed Sandwiches Saltier Than Crisps

...5g of salt, so the saltiest sandwiches contain the equivalent of seven bags of crisps. The sandwiches with the least salt were Co-op's Healthy Living Tuna and Cucumber and Tesco's Healthy Living Chicken Salad. CASH said its research would help consumers make a healthy choice. 'Many of us buy a sandwich for o...

Diabetic Skip Jabs to Stay Slim

...lly reduce the dose so they can stay thin. This is equivalent to almost 3,000 teenage girls. Sufferers of Type 1 diabetes, which often develops in childhood or adolescence, need daily injections to manage their condition as the pancreas does not produce any insulin. The substance helps the body process blood ...

Trade Unionists Join Polish Nurses' Protest

...mer communist bloc. Polish nurses earn the local equivalent of 290-340 euros (390-450 dollars) a month, and their union has been pushing the government to grant a 50-percent wage hike. "We hope that the next round of negotiations with the authorities, set for Tuesday, will yield a result," Antoni Duda, depu...

European Commission Seeks To Dispel The Darkness Out Of Sunscreens

... the recommended minimum amount is 2mg per cm the equivalent of six full teaspoons. Says Nina Goad, of the British Association of Dermatologists: Removing terms like 100 per cent protection will help dispel the myth that using sunscreen means you can lie out in the sun for hours without having to worry abou...

Talks to End Poland's Medical Strike Fail

...he former communist bloc. Polish nurses earn the equivalent of 290-340 euros (390-450 dollars) a month, while the average pay packet for hospital doctors is 395 euros. The government has said that Poland lacks the budget to grant health workers major pay hikes. Hundreds of nurses have camped outside the g...

Two In One Drug For Smokers And Drinkers

...ect of varenicline once the animals became the lab equivalent of heavy drinkers. They found the drug curbed their drinking. Even when stopped, the rats resumed drinking but did not binge. The study is outlined in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The drug varenicline is said to wor...

Fat Tax Could Avoid Considerable Amount of Heart Attack and Stroke Deaths Annually

...0 deaths from heart disease and stroke every year, equivalent to a drop of 1.7% across the nation. The authors conclude that food taxes would change dietary habits and cut deaths from cardiovascular disease, but would need to be carefully targeted to prevent unhealthy compensatory behaviour in food choices....

Dotted All Over? - Count Yourself Lucky

...25 moles.The difference between the two groups was equivalent to six to seven years of normal ageing, and this was estimated by looking at the average rate of telomere length loss per year. It was concluded that people with a lot of moles appeared to have longer telomeres and to keep their moles for longer. ...

Scientists Identified Obesity Control Switch

... July issue of Cell Metabolism that turning up the equivalent switch in people might be a new strategy for treating overweight and obesity. The investigators said their next step is to rev up the control in mice and overfeed them to see if they are resistant to becoming obese. "Brown fat is present in mice and...

Scientists Identify "master Switch" for Brown Fat in Mice

...rber Cancer Institute believes that turning up the equivalent switch in humans may be a new strategy for treating obesity. The researchers are now planning to rev up the control in mice and overfeed them to see if they are resistant to becoming obese. "Brown fat is present in mice and in human infants, whe...

Smokers may Develop Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

...had smoked 20 or more pack-years. One pack-year is equivalent to smoking one pack a day for a year. Participants underwent genetic testing and a pulmonary function test known as Forced Expiratory Volume, which is the volume of air that can be forced out in one second after taking a deep breath. Jill Ohar, M.D...

Human Pain-controlling Molecule's Structure Identified

...chers found that the human P2X and the slime mould equivalent was 10 percent similar and suggest on the basis of evolutionary theory that these similar parts of the molecule probably regulated pain in humans. "By looking at slime mould we were effectively able to turn the evolutionary clock back a billion yea...

Polish Nurses to End Street Camp Protest

... the OZZL doctors' union. Polish nurses earn the equivalent of 290-340 euros (390-450 dollars) a month, while the average pay packet for hospital doctors is 395 euros, not including overtime. The average salary across professions in Poland is around 660 euros....

Move To Ban Asbestos Welcomed

...rysotile Institute, which is nothing more than the equivalent of the Tobacco Council that denied for years that there was any direct link between smoking and cancer, are willing to break that silence,'' states Sass, who has been lobbying the provincial government to ban the use of asbestos products in Saskatche...

Consuming Grape Fruit Increases Breast Cancer Risk: Study

...a 30 per cent increase among women who consume the equivalent of one quarter of a grapefruit or more per day. "There is evidence that grapefruit increases plasma oestrogen concentrations. "Since it is well established that oestrogen is associated with breast cancer risk, it is plausible that regular intak...

Men Under Knife to Reduce Bulging Waistline in Britian

...cked out can range from 50mls to three liters the equivalent of more than six pints and a typical procedure costs around 3,700. Liposuction should be carried out only on stubborn fat and is not a quick cure for weight gain, warned Mrs. Dale. Earlier this year, the Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons sa...

Flavonoids In Orange Juice Make It A Healthy Drink, Despite The Sugar

...ly and evenly into fourgroups, who would drink the equivalent of 300 calories-worth ofglucose, fructose, orange juice or saccharin-sweetened water. Fasting blood samples were taken before the test and at 1, 2 and 3hours after a 10-minute period to consume the drinks. Results showed a significant increase in R...

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