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NEW ROBOTIC SURGERY ARM APPROVED BY FDA

... safety and effectiveness. Because of the expected learning curve with the new system, Intuitive Surgical is developing a training program for surgeons in collaboration with FDA....

PRIMARY PULMONARY HYPERTENSION GENE DISCOVERED

...ng young children. Because its incidence is low, learning about the disease has been difficult. Although there may be more than one cause of PPH, the identification of a gene that is associated with the inherited form of the disease takes us one step closer to understanding its causes and provides essential...

Researchers urge caution in using ear tube surgery

...cal development. "Two and 3-year-old children are learning sounds and words and we wonder if some children are going around hearing muffled sounds," said Dr. James Perrin, with MassGeneral Hospital for Children and author of an editorial accompanying the study in the New England Journal of Medicine. "It's ha...

Lose stomach for Life....Preventive removal of stomach saves the risk of cancer

...ative than preventive. "Nevertheless, what we are learning about gastric cancer in these rare families might provide clues about how gastric cancer starts and therefore might help in the future, for example in screening and early treatment of gastric cancers in general," Caldas said. "What should be emphasiz...

Alzheimer cure

...rons produce, is lost and, since it is involved in learning and memory, results in cognitive decline. In London and California, researchers now reveal that it is the lack of a signalling molecule called nerve growth// factor (NGF) which underlies this neuronal loss. In mice with experimental forms of these ...

Stress can make you overweight

... to avoid the hazards of weight gain in midlife by learning when the body is vulnerable to stress and choosing the right sort of snacks. Dr. Pamela Peeke, a professor of medicine at the University of Maryland, says that the slowing metabolism of people over 45 makes them more vulnerable to stress, which relea...

Memory problem? solve a crossword

...he mind functioning, say experts, include lifelong learning and memory training, physical activity, meaningful work and social activities. Seeking help for sleep disorders and sticking to a nutritious diet are also recommended. Older adults who remain physically active have a better blood supply to the brai...

Babies of the deaf communicate

... that babbling serves as an important precursor to learning a language. Dr. Laura-Ann Petitto, a professor in the departments of Psychological & Brain Sciences and Education at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire believes, that this must be the key that lets them unlock the secret of their language....

Toddlers stressed out

Pushing young children into learning too much too soon is more likely to produce stress...abilities of children entering the formal years of learning at primary school, the National Association of Primary Education has cautioned that "a lowering of t...

Music in link with epilepsy

... were taught a keyboard instrument for six months, learning simple melodies, including Mozart, did better on tests than children who had spent their time working with computers. The left side of the brain tends to process rhythm and pitch and the right looks after timbre and melody. Andrew Potter, chair of ...

Coffee enhances memory

... about 60-70 participants aged over 64 do a verbal learning test in the morning and and again in the evening. One group received a 10 ounce cup of regular coffee during the tests, while the other got the decaffeinated kind. The participants were unable to tell the difference between the two. Those drinking d...

Hypothyroidism can affect babies

... born with an underactive thyroid gland can suffer learning difficulties. Pregnant women with the condition are more prone to a potentially life-threatening condition called pre-eclampsia and to have their babies prematurely. Because foetuses' thyroid glands do not kick into action until the middle trimester ...

Hobbies prevent dementia

...ctivity reported. Intellectual activity - reading, learning a language, taking classes - were linked to the biggest risk reduction, but socialising and sport were good too....

Memory loss associated with microbes

...ifficulties with concentration, attention span and learning abilities. People suffer a stinging or burning sensation to the skin on contact with water containing the organism. Headaches and stomach problems follow. The severity of the symptoms appears to be proportional to the amount of exposure to the toxi...

Dyslexia due to cerebellum abnormality

Dyslexia a most common learning disorder, affects nearly one in 24 people. People with dyslexia often have great difficulty learning to read, write and spell. Dyslexia was found to have been linked to reduced activity in the cerebell...

Moderate alcohol consumption protects against dementia

...ylcholine, a brain chemical believed to facilitate learning and memory....

Focused Treatment For Childhood Cancer

...age can lead to hearing loss, cataracts and severe learning disabilities that can leave children unable to live independently in later life. Led by Dr. Scott Pomeroy, an associate professor of neurology at Children's Hospital in Boston, the researchers found that increased activity of Sonic Hedgehog (SHH), ...

The brain wave

...f empathy have now found brain regions involved in learning by imitation.// They have also identified a netwo...naturally occurs in a variety of settings, such as learning to play music and sports, or when a mother teaches her daughter how to tie her shoelaces. The monthe...

AIDS drugs linked to heart attack risk

...ousands of AIDS deaths. However, doctors are still learning about possible long-term effects. Some of these side effects quickly became apparent, including odd rearrangements of body fat and a variety of metabolic abnormalities, such as changes in cholesterol levels. But it was uncertain whether these would e...

Stem Cells Have Few Mutations

...on embryonic stem cell mutations, a key problem in learning how to use the cells for therapy. ``Our study defines one of the problems that can be screened for in embryonic stem cells,'' said Tischfield. The mutation found in the cells ``does not present an insurmountable problem'' in developing ways to use st...

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