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Good sleep enhances task performance

Sleep deprivations has been used to test the importance of sleep for memory and learning. It is difficult to interpret because of side effects, such as fatigue and reduced alertness. ..A study conducted on sleep-deprived patients by circumventing these complications by allowing recovery sleep by Harvard Medical school researches. Subjects who were sleep deprived on the first day showed no improv...

Watching TV in the bedroom can lower children’s school performanc

Children who have television in their bedroom may score less in school performance// evaluations than their peers who do not have TV in their rooms. In a new study by the researchers from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Stanford University researchers have reported that the home environment, especially that related to the media, is of utmost important in their ability to affec...

Journal Recommends How To Improve The Performance Of Health Workers

The widely read medical journal The Lancet had published a research report on recommendations to improve the performance of health workers... ..Poor health-worker performance is a widespread problem for // low and middle-income countries. In the current issue of The Lancet researchers had reviewed the existing performances and made recommendations for how high-quality health-worker performance ca...

New Drug Found To Improve Driving Performance In Young Adults With ADHD

A new drug, ADDERALL XR? has been found to improve driving performance, cognitive function and attention in young adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).// ....The result has been presented at the 18th Annual U.S. Psychiatric & Mental Health Congress in Las Vegas, NV and establishes that the drug helps young adults improve their ability to drive over a 12-hour period. ....A...

Dealing With Stress Results In Better Academic Performance

Schools in the US have increasingly been paying lesser attention to programs with regard to the students' stress behavior, commitment to the school, and social development. The Social Development Research Group of the University // of Washington conducted a study of almost 600 students which revealed that tackling anti-social tendencies like violence, delinquency, and substance use among student...

Newer Generation Sleeping Pills Lack Superior Performance

The increasing number of people resorting to sleeping pills for treatment of insomnia has no doubt prompted for invention of more effective medications. However, they may not have the best clinical// benefits according to a new review study conducted recently. ....The importance of sleep can be inferred form the statement ‘Early to bed, early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise’. For t...

Drug Combo Improves Performance Of Multiple Sclerosis Drug

The performance of the currently used multiple sclerosis drugs can be enhanced by statin therapy, report a group of researchers //. Previously, the same group of researchers had established that stain drugs used for lowering of cholesterol could lower the development of full-blown form of multiple sclerosis. ....Although the following results have only been documented in animal models of the dis...

Motivation Yardstick: Rewards or Punishment? Discover the Superior Performance Trigger

Avidly observing participants at a simulated investment game, a study, intending to investigate the triggers for effective and sustained motivation while working //collectively in a team, revealed stark observations amongst its participants. ....The study conducted by the University of Erfurt team, found improved productivity and achievement of targets among teams, when ‘punishments’ became a f...

COPD Patients portray improved exercise performance after breathing a Special Gas

Here is a breather for those who suffer from severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). A new finding has revealed that breathing a special gas mixture may help in drastic improvement// of exercise performance in such individuals. Patients revealed that after breathing the gas, their endurance walking test improved nearly 64% with less shortness of breath. These findings have been publi...

Students to Evaluate the Performance of Teachers

Students of Delhi University will soon be evaluating the performance of their teachers as part of academic reform measures being introduced. // ....According to a notification issued by the vice chancellor earlier this year, the academic reform committee of the university is busy preparing draft guidelines to make the teachers more accountable. ....'The teachers evaluation reform is among the t...

Physical Activity Determines Academic Performance

According to a study published on August 3, 2006, by researchers from Michigan State University and Grand Valley State University, Middle school students// who are physically more active show better academic performance than those who are less active. ..The American College of Sports Medicine has published the findings of this research in the August issue of their official journal; Medicine & Sc...

Common Sleep Disorder Hinders School Performance

A good night’s sleep is critical to doing well in school because your child will be rested and can pay more attention in class and while doing homework.// While this is common sense, the reasons for not getting a good night’s sleep can be complex; and the rewards for treatment can extend beyond better grades. ....“One reason your child may not be getting a good night’s sleep is that he or she is...

Hospital Performance Measures May Not Make Much Difference When It Comes to Mortality

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Medicine have found that hospitals with high and low performance on Medicare quality measures// had little difference in the rate of death for three common conditions at the hospitals, indicating that the performance measures may not accurately reflect patient outcomes. Senior author Rachel M. Werner, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medici...

Dartmouth researchers zero-in on a gene that heightens muscle performance

A group of researchers, led by scientists at Dartmouth Medical School and Dartmouth College, have discovered and examined a gene that is capable of changing muscle metabolism and performance. // The researchers are optimistic that this discovery could assist in the management of muscle diseases. .. ..The researchers have found that the enzyme called AMP-activated protein kinase (or AMPK) is res...

Vitamin B deficiency may lead to poor athletic performance

A recent research has correlated the effect of nutrient rich diet and athletic performance. //According to the study highly energetic athletes may fail to excel in rigorous and demanding exercise simply because of a lack in Vitamin B complex in their diet. Studies prove that its Vitamin B complex in the diet that enhances the growth and repair of muscles. ..The study was conducted at Oregon State...

Most Hospital Performance Measures for Heart Failure Not Linked to Improved Patient Outcomes

Chicago: Four of five hospital performance measures for heart failure do not appear to accurately reflect the quality of care provided, according to a study.// ....Heart failure continues to be a serious public health concern in the United States: the overall prevalence of heart failure was 5 million individuals in 2003, with 550,000 new cases being reported each year. Heart failure is the leadi...

Training Breathing Muscles Improves Swimmer's Performance

A study conducted by researchers in University at Buffalo Center for Research and Education in Special// Environments (CRESE), shows that swimmers and scuba divers can improve their swimming endurance and breathing capacity through targeted training of the respiratory muscles. ..In this pioneering work, subjects who followed a resistance-breathing training protocol (breathing load) improved the...

Sleep Disturbances Could Affect Performances in School

Insufficient sleep at night could have an adverse effect on your performances in school, according to a study that shows// how important the evening slumber is for students. ....Dr. James F. Pagel of the University Of Colorado School Of Medicine and other researchers examined the results of 238 school district-approved questionnaires, filled out by students attending middle school or high school...

Hearing Impaired Student Captures International Performance Award

Yew Choong Cheong, a West Virginia University student who plays and studies classical piano despite a loss of hearing, recently won the 2007 International Young Soloists//Award given by VSA arts. ....The international, nonprofit organization was founded in 1974 by Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith to create a society where all people with disabilities learn through, participate in and enjoy the arts...

Using Growth Hormone for Boosting Performances is Hazardous

A 36-year-old professional body-builder who used growth hormone to boost his performance landed up with inflamed liver and enlarged// kidneys according to a report. ..He was admitted with chest pain for emergency treatment. He had lost 40 kg in 12 months, during which he had also experienced excessive urination, thirst, and appetite. ..He admitted using anabolic steroids for 15 years and artifi...

Fingers of Kids can Predict Their Performance in Exams

A new research has found that parents can foresee their children's exam performance simply by looking at their hands. ......The University of Bath study suggests that English and maths tests results are related to the length of fingers. ... ...Students with longer ring fingers are more likely to do extremely well in numeracy while those with shorter ring fingers are said to be more proficient...

One in a Hundred Eleven-year Olds Use Drugs to Enhance Performance in Sport

More than one per cent of eleven year olds admit using performance enhancing drugs to do better in sports reports a study published online ahead of print in the British Journal of Sports Medicine . ......By the age of 15, the proportion taking them had increased from 1.2 to 3% and users said they were taking them much more regularly. While 62% of eleven years olds used doping agents less than on...

Performance Of Physicians To Be Honed

Pay for performance is reported to be the latest trend which is making waves in the health care sector.// Physicians are very keen to learn and develop their skills to make sure the evaluation of the insurer is done in the best interest of patients. ..More than 170 physician performance measures have been developed for asthma, heart failure and emergency care through the Physician Consortium fo...

Extra Sleep can Boost Athletic Performance

A new study suggests that getting some extra sleep before a big game could improve energy and boost athletic performance. ......Researcher Cheri Mah and colleagues at Stanford University observed six healthy male college basketball players. ......They were told to maintain their usual sleeping habits for two weeks and in the following two weeks they were instructed to get as much extra sleep...

Insomnia Affects Job Performance A New Survey

Alertness Solutions presented results of a new survey this week at the annual SLEEP meeting showing the significant impact of our 24/7 culture is having on healthcare professionals job performance and patient safety. The survey of 2,082 nurses found that more than one quarter of nurses (27.23%) suffered from insomnia; 32.10% had difficulty staying asleep, 12.52% had trouble falling asleep, and 5...

Older Motorists Improve Driving Performance With Physical Conditioning

New Haven, Conn. Older people who performed a physical conditioning program developed by researchers at Yale School of Medicine were able to maintain or enhance their driving performance, potentially leading to a safer and more independent quality of life. ......As the number of older drivers increases, concern about the safety implications have been raised and was a motivator for the study. F...

Performance of Mental Tasks Affected by Sexual Orientation

Researchers at the University of Warwick have found that sexual orientation has a real effect on how we perform mental tasks such as navigating with a map in a car but that old age does not discriminate on grounds of sexual orientation and withers all mens minds alike just ahead of womens. ......The University of Warwick researchers worked with the BBC to collect data from over 198,000 people a...

Tony Abbott Confident Of Australias Vote For Performance Not Promise

Australians will recognize performance over promise and reward the federal government with their vote at the next election, Health and Ageing Minister Tony Abbott avers. At the same time he concedes that two bad post-budget polls for the government recently, were "a bit discouraging". ..."I'm confident that come Election Day, people will reward the good performance that they have had from this...

Too Much TV Watching Linked With Poor Academic Performance in Teens

Teenagers who watch television several hours a day may perform worse in their study, suggests a new study that claims to be the first one to link increased TV viewing to academic failure. ......Previous studies have also connected television to poor academic performance. However, in the new study, Jeffrey Johnson of the New York State Psychiatric Institute, the US, and colleagues studied the TV...

Social Dealings at Three can Predict Future Academic Performance

How a child interacts with other people at the age of three might predict his or her future social and academic performance, a new study found. ......Important social skills in early childhood include emerging abilities to manage feelings and behaviours, recognize social cues from others and engage in positive interactions with peers. ......The study was conducted by a team of researchers led by...

Nutritious Diet Help Improve Childrens Academic Performance

Eating nutritional foods can help children be at their best academically, experts say. ......A nutritionist at Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center says that lunches served in school cafeterias are not always the best option, adding that a lunch from home may be more nutritious. ......Lunches served in school cafeterias are not always the best choice and I recommend that sometimes lunc...

Brain Tumor Children Poor Performance in Schools

According to a study published Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology, children who have had brain tumors perform worse in school than healthy kids , grades in foreign language are the most affected and girls have a harder time than boys in getting good grades. ... Researchers say this is the first time the actual grades and subjects of brain tumor survivors have bee...
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