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Alien Hand Syndrome Causes Random Hand Movement

...r control or abnormal awareness of action, such as utilization behavior, phantom limb, anosognosia [in which a person suffers a disability due to a brain injury but is unaware of it], or delusions of control in schizophrenia....

Take a Break Inbetween Exercise

...ise may cause enhancements of fat mobilization and utilization during and after the exercise. These findings will be informative about the design of [future] exercise regimens, said lead researcher Kazushige Goto, Ph.D. Most people are reluctant to perform a single bout of prolonged exercise. The repeated exer...

Storing Medical Info Under Your Skin

...gs. The report concluded that it is "likely that utilization of RFID devices for medical purposes will expand." The US Food and Drug Administration has so far only approved "passive" tags for human implantation which cannot be altered once inserted and have a limited capacity and transmission range. The de...

Early Detection of Disease Outbreaks

...o not hold up when there are shifts in health care utilization such as caused by public-health crises and major public events, such as the Olympic Games. In this modeling paper Ben Reis and colleagues, from Harvard Medical School, developed models, known as network models, that were able to detect localized ou...

Million Mentally Ill in India

...f the country under DMHP. For proper and effective utilization of funds, a robust monitoring mechanism under NMHP is also being planned. Acute shortage of manpower in the field of mental health could be met by having more training institutes on the lines of NIMHANS. This would require a large investment for crea...

Mammogram Rates On The Decline In America

...ctor of cancer screening: A decline in mammography utilization is going to result in a higher rate of cancers diagnosed at an advanced stage. And that will mean more aggressive treatment, and in some instances, it may mean that women who would have survived if their cancer had been found earlier will not survi...

Spending on Diabetes Drugs Soars in US

...is of likely future prescription drug spending and utilization found. There are going to be a lot more drugs coming out and more and more people with type 2 diabetes will catapult diabetes to the number one class in driving year over year spending growth, Dr. Lon Castle, director of medical policy for Medco, s...

Obesity Might Lead to Severe Persistent Asthma Attacks: Study

...ures of severity: respiratory symptoms, healthcare utilization (emergency room visits or other unscheduled doctor visits for asthma), medication usage, missed days at work and the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) severity classification. GINA is an international society aimed at standardizing asthma care. ...

CIGNA HealthCare Teams With HopeLab to Help Blast Teen Cancer

...chemotherapy and showed higher rates of antibiotic utilization than those in the control group, indicating that Re-Mission helps patients adhere to cancer therapy regimens. Re-Mission was developed by HopeLab through a collaborative process that included video game developers and animators, cancer experts, cel...

National Cancer Database Reveals Disparities in Access to Thyroid Cancer Surgery

...of care in general and, in particular, appropriate utilization of procedures," David Winchester, MD, FACS, Medical Director, ACS Cancer Programs, observed. "A procedure can be overused and underused in the same hospital setting. However, our studies show that it is possible to develop criteria for appropriate us...

New York Legislature Highlights for Awareness of Alzheimer's Disease

...d not hide from warning signs. Early diagnosis and utilization of community support services can ultimately improve quality of life in the face of this heartbreaking disease," Hall said. He added that the declaration of November 13 as Memory Screening Day is especially significant, noting: "It will hopefully o...

Breast-feeding may Protect Against Childhood Sleep-related Breathing Disorder

...nitive development, behavior, quality of life, and utilization of healthcare resources," said Dr Montgomery-Downs. "The benefits of breast feeding in our study may be due to the protection against early viral infection that breast feeding provides, or they may be due to the healthful jaw formation that is a re...

Cricket Science and Medicine Congress in Barbados

...ups can be attributed to an extent, to the maximum utilization of science, medicine and technology to improve their performance. In Australia, like in India, cricket is a very popular sport. In organized cricket programmes a total of 410,919 people participated in 2003-2004 and of these 70% were under 18 years...

Social Factors Not Genetics Drive Racial Disparities in Colorectal Cancer Survival

...ated that when socioeconomic factors and treatment utilization were controlled for or equalized, racial dispariti...ans. Research indicates that factors such as lower utilization of screening tests, lower rates of surgery and adjuvant chemotherapy, more aggressive tumors, and po...

Stress on Storage and Conservation of Rain Water by Govt of India

... minor schemes (both surface and ground water) for utilization of water resources. Source-PIB Dr. SS/V...

Study Challenges Conventional Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury

... unexpected finding of both lactate uptake and its utilization as fuel in traumatic brain injury,” Glenn said. “These results have led us to challenge the current conventional wisdom concerning the type of fuel the brain uses after injury to generate the energy for recovery." They suspect that following injury...

More Aggressive Breast Cancer in Hispanics Independent of Health Care Utilization

...researchers found that even in the situation where utilization of healthcare services such as mammography and regular primary care physician visits was similar, Hispanic women presented with more aggressive disease and at younger ages than did non-Hispanic women. These differences persisted even with adjustments...

Many Women Undertreated for Ovarian Cancer

... However, the few studies investigating healthcare utilization of ovarian cancer patients suggest that few women receive such care. In one state, only 39 percent of women were treated by a gynecologic oncologist and 91 percent of the treating surgeons in another state performed an average one ovarian cancer case...

Breast Cancer Patients Unaware of Reconstructive Surgery

...uggest that healthcare providers have an impact on utilization through their referral and information sharing practices. Dr. Amy Alderman from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and co-investigators surveyed 456 general surgeons in Detroit and Los Angeles who treat breast cancer patients. Their objective ...

Natural Milk Protein Could Lead to Super Nutritious Foods

...which plays a major role in calcium absorption and utilization in the body) in the micelles. The findings are published online in Food Hydrocolloids. Dr. Livney and graduate student Efrat Semo first formed a solution that did not contain micelles by using soluble casein. When vitamin D was added to the solutio...

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