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Risk of Death Greater With Low Literacy Levels

...tions designed to probe comprehension. "If they missed any of the seven questions, we'd go back to the fo... misunderstood, then go back to the questions they missed and ask a second time," recounts Sudore. "We did this until they got all the questions right, or unt...

Incorrect Recording Of Response Time By Six Ambulance Trusts

...S ambulance trusts showed that the trusts narrowly missed this target set by the government by 1%, but this could actually increase due to the misreporting of data by six of these trusts. Following this, government pledged to change ambulance control room systems. All trusts had now corrected their proc...

Study Shows Domestic Violence Would Directly Affect The Work Output

...howed that women who suffered recent violence also missed 143 hours of work to lateness or absenteeism, which was around 26% more than non-victims. Last year a survey that was conducted in an effort to determine as to just how many companies in the US have programs to deal with the issue by the Corporate Al...

Insurance Data Show High Costs of Persistent Asthma

...owed high indirect costs—costs from disability and missed work days. On average, annual indirect costs were $924 higher for workers with persistent asthma. The differences in direct and indirect costs remained significant after statistical adjustment for other factors. Further analysis compared costs for ...

Breakthrough In Prostate Cancer Detection And Treatment

... cancer-free, while others have cancers but it was missed as the readings were very low. PSA is a protein that is released into the blood by prostate cells. It was reported that the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions in Baltimore, Maryland, US, have developed the new test. It was explained that the test ...

Patients Miss Appointments...Regularly

...t while 5 million practice nurse appointments were missed in UK last year. The problem is more prevalent in ...re expensive services through the GP, the issue of missed appointments is an increasing problem for practices." Nurses are increasingly getting frustrated w...

Weight Loss and Intimacy -- A Search for Self

... touch, eye contact and compliments—all things she missed out on until now. (Source: Newswis)...

Lost Opportunities for Organ Donation

Many opportunities for organ donation are being missed in Australian hospitals, contributing to organ donation rates that are among the lowest in the Western world//, according to research published in the latest edition of the Medical Journal of Australia (MJA). Dr Helen Opdam and Dr William Silvester,...

Deadly Lung Disease Sends Patients on ‘Quest for Breath

... very hard to diagnose, and the diagnosis is often missed for months and sometimes years before it is recognized,” says Flaherty, noting that early diagnosis is very important in the management of IPF. Patients typically experience shortness of breath, and they are tested for other conditions before it is d...

Greater g factor in men responsible for sex differences in general mental ability

...ren, this might explain why the sex difference was missed for so long. For decades, however, psychologists have accepted that men and women differ in their test "profiles," with males averaging higher on tests of "spatial ability" and females higher on tests of "verbal ability." These differences were ass...

Few Medicaid Kids with Asthma Get Recommended Flu Shot

...e available doses. Prior studies have found that missed opportunities – medical visits where a vaccine-eli...it was important to understand the degree to which missed opportunities for flu vaccination occur among these children. The CHEAR study analyzed 4,358 child...

MRI And Breast Cancer

...uchi, of Tohoku University. "The lesions that were missed by both examinations were the ductal extension type, i.e. the tumor included a dominant mass with an outward extension of cancer cells, with a relatively small ductal component." MRI was able to detect even minute spread in certain cases, she added...

Doctors to give complete information on prescriptions to patients

...y revealed that at least one of the key points was missed by most of the patients. Doctors gave the name of the medication in 74% of new prescriptions; the purpose of it was elaborated in 87% of cases and the undesirable effects of it were discussed in 35% of the cases. The duration of medication was discus...

Nobel Prize – a ‘near miss’ for Indian Scientist coule

...e, Dr Utpal Bhadra and Monika Pal Bhadra, narrowly missed the 2006 Nobel Prize for Medicine. Their work was comparable to the final winners-Andrew Z. Fire and Craig C. Mello. // The finding of the role of RNAi (Ribonucleic acid interference) in gene silencing got the two American scientists the prestigious...

‘Evil’ Gene causing ‘glue ear’ in ids

...tackle this disease. "Five million school days are missed every year due to otitis media." Dr Mark Downs of The Royal National Institute for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People said: "This is a very exciting development. "Further studies would need to be carried out to ascertain whether the gene is a common c...

Standards of Home Care for Elderly Needs Change

...eople really need, and respond to this, results in missed opportunities to promote independence and to help people live full and rewarding lives. At worst, it can also result in services that do not respect people's rights and dignity." Laws in England require that anyone with assets over £20,500 pay for ...

Increasing awareness of sexually transmitted infection chlamydia

...rtment has indeed paid off as many could have been missed but for the Government’s interest and faithfulness in constantly siphoning lots of funds for tackling sexual health problems.Also the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence has put together a book to help raise awareness of all long ac...

Tonsillectomy reduces risk of strep throat

...t of children and therefore diminish the number of missed school days and hopefully improve overall quality of life." Dr. Orvidas and colleagues conducted a population-based retrospective cohort study of children between ages 4 and 16 who received three or more diagnoses of strep-related tonsillitis or pha...

Shoaib Akhtar files appeal against ban

...conducted by the PCB in September and both players missed the Champions Trophy in India following the test results. According to the newspaper's sources, Shoaib has hired the services of renowned lawyer Abid Hasan Manto while Asif has former Test cricketer Aftab Gul defending him. Board official said Shoa...

As these women box on, do they risk becoming mothers?

...en't seen them facing any problem and they haven't missed a single camp since then," he said. Source-IANS...

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