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Cognitive Test Takers and Score Variation

... in the first place. Where scores fall relative to standardized cutoffs affects treatment, insurance, education plans and more. Yet the apparent fuzziness of one-time assessments could make it hard to tell whether someone is truly impaired, or truly improving or worsening, instead of showing normal short-term ...

Autism Children can Be Diagnosed Within One Year of Age

...onths. Through repeated observation and the use of standardized tests of development, researchers identified, for the first time, disruptions in social, communication and play development that were indicative of ASD in 14-month olds. Multiple signs indicating these developmental disruptions appear simultaneousl...

A Balanced Diet can Keep Asthma, Wheezing at Bay in Teens

...iod of one school year, 2,112 students completed a standardized respiratory questionnaire and a dietary questionnaire. They also answered questions about medication use, smoking habits, and recent exercise, before participating in lung function testing. Dr. Burns explained that the researchers focused on teens...

Now, 'virtual' Mouse Brains Available on the Net

...ls to Duke, where the 3-D images are acquired in a standardized fashion and made available via high speed web connections. "The specimen is still actually in the skull. It hasn't been cut by a knife. It has not been dehydrated and distorted as it would be in conventional histological techniques," Johnson said....

Americas Best Hospital Reduced Heart Attack Rates

...03. The researchers also compared the hospitals standardized mortality ratios, where a ratio of greater than on...nt) and 28 non-ranked hospitals (0.73 percent) had standardized mortality ratios significantly less than one, meaning that although ranked hospitals were more likel...

Apple a Day Keeps Asthma Away

...iod of one school year, 2,112 students completed a standardized respiratory questionnaire and a dietary questionnaire. They also answered questions about medication use, smoking habits, and recent exercise, before participating in lung function testing. Dr. Burns explained that the researchers focused on teens...

Surgical Repair of Athletic Hernia Speeds Return to Play

...r of athletic hernia using tension-free mesh and a standardized rehabilitation protocol are successful in returnin...dergoing tension-free mesh surgical repair using a standardized rehabilitation protocol. The investigators found a high rate of successful return to athletic comp...

Artificial Trans Fat Banned in Chain Restaurant in King County

... restaurants with 10 or more outlets and that have standardized menu items. Starting in August 2008, those restaurants will be required to list calories on menu boards, and calories, carbohydrates, saturated fat, and sodium on printed menus. With the vote, King County joins a handful of jurisdictions in the cou...

Emergency Department Guidelines to Improve Quality Patient Care

...tment is critical to developing easily accessible, standardized guidelines and protocols, allowing us to provide care that is high quality and uniform at all three hospitals. The committee began developing and implementing guidelines with a disease that has been well studiedasthma. They took existing guideline...

Travelers Beware: Is Your Medicine Really What the Doctor Ordered?

...d generic drug names, brand names of drugs are not standardized internationally. Therefore, consumers should not assume that a branded product in one country is the same as a product with the same or similar brand name in other counties. A new study by regulatory officers of the Food & Drugs Control Administrat...

Russian Health Care Marred by Corruption

...y Russia." The state covers all Russians under a standardized medical insurance package, while well-heeled citizens can buy extra insurance and be treated privately. In the Soviet era, patients occasionally rewarded doctors with money or gifts, but were largely guaranteed free treatment. The Soviet Union's pu...

Rheumatologists Underestimate the Patients Ability to Work

...said. The study points to the need for a formal, standardized evaluation, such as the HAQ-DI. It needs to be reimbursable and include input from physical and occupational therapists who could add valuable insight to the process of evaluating disability, he added. Rheumatoid arthritis affects about 2.1 million...

New York Bans Trans Fats in Restaurants

...so takes effect Sunday, concerns restaurants using standardized food, for which calorie information is already available, especially in fast-food restaurants. On June 15, the NYSRA went to court, supported by big chains such as McDonald's. The president of the NYSRA, Rick Sampson, believes the industry has be...

Low Test Scores Of Children Linked To Their Date Of Conception

...r peers in examinations. The researchers linked standardized test scores of 1,667,391 Indiana students in grades 3 through 10 with the month in which each student had been conceived. The report presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies' annual meeting, showed that regardless of race, gender, and grade le...

VA Should Revise Its Methods for Evaluating PTSD in Ex-military Personnel

...er a traumatic event PTSD can manifest and whether standardized tests could detect dissembling if someone tried to make a fraudulent claim. The committee found abundant evidence that PTSD can develop at any time after exposure to trauma. It also can manifest as a relapsing condition or flare up after being supp...

Trauma Exposure can Affect Brain Function Several Years After Event

...t. Since these effects were observable using mild, standardized emotional stimuli (not specific trauma reminders), they may extend further into everyday life than previously thought, said Dr. Ganzel. We have known for a long time that trauma exposure can lead to subsequent vulnerability to mental health disorders...

Electronic Nose to Diagnose the Severity of Asthma

...eath of a sick patient with those of patients with standardized readings. It is also being studied as a diagnostic tool for lung cancer. The researchers presented a preliminary study of the device at the American Thoracic Society 2007 International Conference, on Monday, May 21....

Smart Pill for Non-invasive Diagnoses of Stomach Problems

...ith a non-invasive safe & well tolerated test with standardized results for better patient outcomes," he adds. The researchers warn that the capsule should not be confused with the pill cams, which take pictures of the GI tract, but do not measure pH or pressure. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has al...

Researchers Have Found Reason Why Boys are Better at Maths Than Girls

...ay mean that if a girl takes a verbal portion of a standardized test after taking the mathematics portion, she may not do as well on the verbal portion as she might do if she had not been recently struggling with math-related worries and anxiety," Beilock said. "Likewise, our work suggests that if a girl has ...

Brain Activity Reflects Variation in Types of Anxiety

...sal, or neither. Other psychological assessments standardized the group of participants by eliminating those with mood disorders or other complicating factors. The researchers used functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) to plot the brain areas with sharp neural activity during a range of psychological i...

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