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Understanding Food Preferences in Kids

...d adults. Age and culture also contribute to taste preferences and sometimes have a greater impact. For the stud... to be the strongest determinants in adults' sweet preferences , thus they say that the forces of experience and culture appear to have overridden the genetic effe...

Stanford Medical Center Implements The First Virtual Cardiac Ultrasound

...fy cardiac functions that can lead to more precise preferences to cardiac surgeons even before they decide on the course of treatment. The technology, made available in the market by Philips, is called iE33. It can reproduce visually the exact condition of the patient’s heart, which can be seen from multiple a...

Case for dietary pattern and pancreatic cancer

...ncer. The new study had tried to establish dietary preferences that may cause higher risk for pancreatic cancer in an attempt to isolate the main reasons for the disease. The dietary patterns were taken as three types: Western dietary pattern that consists of high intake of processed meats, refined grains and ...

Physicians Lack Clinical Guidelines For Treating Elderly With Multiple Illnesses

...dence, nor give guidance for incorporating patient preferences into treatment plans. If the relevant CPGs were followed, the hypothetical patient would be prescribed 12 medications (costing her $406 per month) and a complicated non-pharmacological regimen. Adverse interactions between drugs and diseases could re...

Taking Music Lesson To Reduce Stress

...ect occurred, irrespective of the musical style or preferences of the listener, but was stronger among the musicians, who are trained to synchronize their breathing with musical phrases. Passive listening to music initially induces varying levels of arousal, proportional to the tempo, say the authors, while ca...

Conditioning preferences in children

...dhood is undoubtedly a prime period for developing preferences (if only because as age increases the proportion o...alluded before. Although little is known about how preferences develop in childhood, work in adults suggests that evaluative responses to stimuli can be acquired t...

Caesareans In U.S. At All-Time High

...ts in the event of a vaginal delivery going wrong, preferences of mothers and physicians, and the risks of attempting vaginal births after Caesareans. A C-section is major surgery which involves cutting open a women's abdomen to retrieve the baby. The risks include infection and, in rare cases, death. The recov...

Birth Weight of Babies Important Predictor for Salt Preference

...is regarded to a critical age for the formation of preferences for flavor and food. That is why most grandmothers feed children variably so that they will get adapted to the new taste without any difficulty. The researchers further intend to explore the individual differences in liking for salty taste, and hop...

Visually impaired prefer specially enhanced TV

...tter than the un-enhanced video. However, personal preferences were only slightly higher for those individual settings than for the arbitrarily enhanced images. According to Peli, these results mean that most acceptable enhancement levels could be selected, simplifying the type of device needed. Peli envisions...

Sweet pain releiver!

...and also to weight status." In the study, sucrose preferences were determined for 198 children, ranging in age from 5 to 10 years, and their mothers. Children as a group preferred higher levels of sweetness than the adults, selecting a favorite sweetness concentration equivalent to adding 11 teaspoons of sugar ...

Americans Not Interested In Choosing Sex Of Child: Survey

... In the study, the first to examine the demand and preferences for sex selection among the US population, 77 percent who wanted more than one child indicated they either preferred an equal number of boys and girls or had no preference as to the sex of their children. Pre-conception sex selection using sperm-se...

Adventure Enthusiasts, Risk Takers and Those Living on the Edge, Good News Coming Your Way

...eir personality traits and behavior also including preferences on beverage and habits. The findings of the study revealed that patients with Parkinson’s had low scores in risk taking behavior parameter and in those associated with sensation and feelings. Anxiety and depression had very many high scorers amongst...

Voice Choice: Woo Men, Strike a Deep Chord

... be stronger when conception risk is high. Women's preferences for masculine voices change over the menstrual cycle: women prefer masculine voices more when fertile." The latest issue of science Journal Hormones and Behavior has published this research. ...

Terminally Ill: End Of Life Choices

...lly ill patient care, examine satisfaction levels, preferences in place of death, knowledge about the disease treatment measures, and recovery rates. In Dr. Heyland’s words, Our research focus is to describe, understand, evaluate, and ultimately, improve communication and decision-making at the end of life. We...

Distinct Brain Sections Are Activated While Making Risky Decisions

... brain activity differed depending on the person's preferences or aversions to risk and ambiguity. People who pre...f specific brain regions depended on participants' preferences for risk or for ambiguity. By this experiment one can tell whether a person by nature is impulsive b...

Big Brands Ensure Lasting Influences In Dietary Choices.

...ers, so supermarkets must have them to sell. Brand preferences are often passed from grandparents to parents to children and are deeply ingrained in our eating culture." Tilloston recommends the institution of healthier brands that can build health conscious eating. According to him dietary guidelines are oft...

Fat People Claim That They Would Give Their Limb Or Life Rather Than Being Fat

...t bias was assessed by asking people to rate their preferences for thin and fat people, and the degree to which they believe that fat people are lazier than thin people. The researchers found that people of all weight categories exhibited a significant implicit anti-fat bias. Thinner people held stronger impli...

Excessive Alcohol Consumption May Cause Ill health Of The GI System

..."Today, more and more people are shifting personal preferences by choosing 'diet' drinks as a healthier alternative," said Chris Rayner, M.D., of Royal Adelaide Hospital and lead author of the study. "What people do not understand is the potential side effects that diet mixed alcoholic drinks may have on their b...

Learning the Value of Prevention and Treatment in Oral Clefting

...fe (HRQL) values related to oral clefting based on preferences of health professionals who serve on cleft palate and craniofacial teams in the United States. HRQL is the term used to describe the impact of health status on the quality of human life. It reflects a perception of the undesirability of health or dis...

Gap Exists between Medical School Teaching and Physician’s Practic

...ppropriate contraceptive method is to consider her preferences as well as medical eligibility criteria,’ she said. The existence of new highly reliable, easily taught natural family planning methods developed by Georgetown University's Institute for Reproductive Health may encourage physicians to present natur...

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