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Impaired Odour Identification Predicts Cognitive Decline for the Elderly

...ification was also associated with lower cognitive scores at the beginning of the study, and with a more rapid decline in the memory of past experiences, memory of words and symbols, and perceptual speed. "Among older persons without manifest cognitive impairment, difficulty in identifying odours predicts...

Cognitive Test Takers and Score Variation

...d. In both studies, the variation between someones scores on the same test given three times over two weeks was as big as the variation between the scores of people in different age groups. Its as if on the same test, someone acted like a 20-year-old o...

New Heart Disease Risk Score Will Help Minimise Health Inequalities

...eloping heart disease. This is lower than previous scores have suggested, but the researchers believe that it is a more appropriate estimate for the UK and will help minimise health inequalities. The study comes as the governments drugs watchdog, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, ...

An Accurate Score to Measure Heart Risk

...eloping heart disease. This is lower than previous scores have suggested, but the researchers believe that it is a more appropriate estimate for the UK and will help minimise health inequalities.A new score for predicting the risk of heart disease gives a more accurate measure of how many UK adults are at r...

Fat Horses Face Health Problems

...nsulin levels. Two independent body-conditioning scores (BCS), which assess the amount of fat cover of the horses, were assigned to each animal. The scores range from 1 to 9 and a score of 8 or 9 signifies obesity. Morphometric measurements were also tak...

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

...of the healthiness of a food. For example, spinach scores -12, while chocolate digestive biscuits score +29. In the third approach they widened the range of foodstuffs taxed to cut fat, salt, and sugar intake for maximum health. The calculations showed that applying VAT to foodstuffs high in saturated f...

Arthroscopic Treatment of Tennis Elbow is Successful

...died the long-term (130 month) pain and functional scores of 30 patients who underwent arthroscopic release for tennis elbow. The short-term results from this patient group were published in The Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery in 2000 (9:475-82). The researchers found that arthroscopic treatment prov...

C -reactive Protein is the Marker for Cardiovascular Disease

...s. They had no evidence of OSA and their cognitive scores were all normal. Among the 102 children with OSA, 57 had GCA scores less than 85 percent. The mean level of hsCRP in children with OSA and abnormal scores was approxima...

Lower Mortality Rates in Hospitals With Good Quality Care

...lized.) The researchers looked at HQA performance scores from 3,720 hospitals in 2004-2005. For each hospital, a score was calculated for how it performed treating patients with AMI, CHF and pneumonia. Examples of performance indicators included whether hospitals gave aspirin and beta-blockers at arrival...

Patients Undergoing Tonsillectomy Shows No Change of Taste

...here were no significant changes in gustatory test scores following surgery. In addition, none of the patients reported ongoing dysfunction in their sense of taste or smell at the follow-up questioning. This raises the question of whether taste ratings also depend on attentional factors, the authors wri...

Pregnant Women's Contest to Curb Infant Mortality

... Shiv Nagar shantytown. Shiv Nagar is one of the scores of slums in Indore - the commercial capital of Madhya Pradesh - that houses over 485 families mostly comprising daily wagers. "A couple of years back, six to seven out of 10 newborns in our slums used to die during childbirth or within a few months...

Volunteers Remove Garbage from Kashmir's Dal Lake

...from which fertilizers seep into the waters. The scores of hotels situated on the banks of the lake also contribute towards the lake's degradation as the affluents discharged from them finally find their way into its waters. Alarmed by the Dal Lake's degradation, the state high court has taken suo motu ...

Etanercept Reduces Psoriasis

...original etanercept group.' Improvements in PASI scores peaked at week 48, and at the end of the study, 51.6 percent of the original placebo group and 51.1 percent of the original etanercept group improved by at least 75 percent. A total of 18.3 percent of patients developed antibodies to etanercept durin...

IIT-Kharagpur the Leading Technology College in India: Survey

...country. The ranks were awarded based on composite scores arrived on the basis of parameters like placements, infrastructure, academic environment, industry interface and HR perception. The survey found that over one-third of the engineering students from the top 100 engineering colleges were recruited by...

Dozens of Panamanians Gravely Ill from Toxic Substance from China

... The group believes at least 110 people died and scores more are seriously ill. "There are many people who died but whose relatives did not report the case," said Herrera. The latest fatality was Blasina de Saavedra who died two weeks ago, eight months after consuming a contaminated cough syrup. The direc...

First-borns Have Higher IQs Than Their Younger Siblings

... as first-born, their IQ shot up to match the peak scores of 103. Similarly if both of two elder siblings had expired, these third-born children had IQs matching that of first-borns. In a separate analysis, the researchers have suggested that it isn't just that big families have less smart kids, and small...

Replidyne Announces Positive Phase I Results for Topical Antibiotic REP8839

... 2% and 4%), on intact and abraded skin. Irritancy scores comparable to placebo were recorded for all REP8839 exposed test subjects. In the second study, in addition to safety, tolerability and dermal irritancy, systemic exposure was examined following repeated daily application of REP8839 on a larger sur...

Rheumatologists Underestimate the Patients Ability to Work

...mediately following the visit and their respective scores were not shared. The rheumatologists overestimated the degree of functional disability in 154, or 69 percent, of the 223 the patients. However, they were significantly more accurate at determining the degree of physical limitations in patients with...

Low Test Scores Of Children Linked To Their Date Of Conception

...tions. The researchers linked standardized test scores of 1,667,391 Indiana students in grades 3 through ...he year. According to the scientists, lower test scores were found to correlate with higher levels of pesticides and nitrates in the surface water (nearby s...

Nature Unleashes Terror Across America

...tment plant, and the federal government bought out scores of homes on the north shore of the river, but the airport and businesses are still vulnerable. On the West Coast, in view of many Los Angeles residents, a blaze had covered more than 800 acres in the city's sprawling Griffith Park behind the iconi...

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