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Uric Acid Levels (High-Normal) Associated With Cognitive Impairment in the Elderly

...lowest scores on tests of mental processing speed, verbal memory and working memory. High-normal uric aci...cess information slowly and experience failures of verbal and working memory, as measured by the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale and other well-established ...

Uric Acid -Biomarker for Dementia

...lowest scores on tests of mental processing speed, verbal memory and working memory, regardless of age, sex,...cess information slowly and experience failures of verbal and working memory, as measured by the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale and other well-established ...

Connections Program Offers Hope to Children With Asperger's Disorder

...f autism, those with Asperger’s Disorder have good verbal skills (although poor pragmatic language skills), average or above average intelligence and appear to develop normally in early childhood. Indications of the disorder emerge in first and second grade, generally at the same time more complex play emer...

Regular Acupressure May Reduce Agitated Behavior in Dementia

...ded considerable benefits, including reductions in verbal and physical attacks and wandering. But once the four-week treatment period ended, agitation levels started to rise again, suggesting that acupressure needs to be provided on an ongoing basis. 20 patients were studied over six weeks, including on...

AIIMS Official Files Complaint Against Venugopal

... wrongful restraint from entering office, assault, verbal abuse, fabricating and forging of documents. Dash, who retired Jan 31, was reappointed as a consultant, protocol and public relations by Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss, who in his capacity as the AIIMS president, was authorised to take a decis...

Youngsters- Beware of Marijuana!

...who smoked pot once a day got poor scores in their verbal IQ tests. Recent research on chronic marijuana smokers and alcoholics performed in 2006 by psychiatry professor, Ronald Kadden, who runs the Health Center's Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Center, showed that marijuana was more addictive that orig...

Pregnant Women Must Eat Fish-experts Warn

... causing harm in a specific developmental domain - verbal development - where protection was originlly intended. "We recorded no evidence to lend support to the warnings of the US advisory that pregnant women should limit their seafood consumption. "In contrast, we noted that children of mothers who ate...

Fish Intake Linked to Higher IQ in Offspring

...r week during pregnancy was associated with higher verbal intelligence quotient (IQ) scores// in the childre...onfounders, Hibbeln and his colleagues report that verbal intelligence quotient (IQ) scores for children from mothers with no seafood intake were 50 per cent ...

Uric Acid Levels Tied to Impaired Thinking in the Elderly

...scores on tests measuring mental processing speed, verbal memory and working memory. The study included among 96 persons between the ages of 60 and 92. “These findings suggest that high normal concentrations of serum uric acid should be added to the growing list of cardiovascular and metabolic biomarkers ...

Study Finds Many Older Women Also Victims of Partner Violence

...mi said. About 70 percent of women who experienced verbal threats by an intimate partner said these threats were severe. Additionally, women who reported controlling behavior had experienced this abuse for an average of 10 years. In spite of the breadth and depth of violence in this group of women, only 3...

All Forms of Ill Treatment Cause Post Traumatic Stress Disorder-PTSD

...hers; humiliating treatment, including mockery and verbal abuse; exposure to forced stress positions, such as bondage with rope or other restrictions of movement; loud music, cold showers and other sensory discomforts; and deprivation of food, water or other basic needs. Participants who had undergone phy...

Zolpidem Might Assist Patients With Akinetic Mutism

...al circuits in the brain that control movement and verbal expression, but that the lesions that occurred due to oxygen deprivation may have been too severe to allow spontaneous speech. They conclude that single patient trials can be a logical approach to identifying potentially beneficial drugs, especially ...

Online Book Helps Children Understand the Effects of Stroke

...es stroke; why stroke can lead to changes in mood, verbal and physical ability and behavior; and what can be done to reduce the risk of stroke. As Janie watches her grandfather and her parents struggle with new limitations imposed by the stroke, she moves beyond her initial resentment of those changes and...

Making Sense of the World Through a Cochlear Implant

... gyrus, the area of the brain also responsible for verbal working memory – but only when the sentence is predictable. 'In a noisy environment, when we hear speech that appears to be predictable, it seems that more regions of the brain are engaged,' explains Dr Jonas Obleser, who did the research whilst bas...

Biofeedback Treats One Type Of Chronic Constipation

...s are performing. This data, as well as visual and verbal feedback techniques, help individuals relearn the normal process of having a bowel movement. The study included 79 adults, with an average age of 43, who had dyssynergic defecation. The 69 female and eight male participants were randomly assigned t...

Fish Oil - Foils Cognitive Decline

...ega-3 fatty acids did protect against reduction in verbal abilities. This link was more pronounced in men with high blood pressure and dyslipidemia, but in those suffering acute depression, the link was not obvious. The research is published in the current issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrit...

Alarming Rise of Methamphetamine Use Among Australian Youth

...tions, leading to reduced motor speed and impaired verbal learning. Taking even small amounts of methamphetamine can result in increased wakefulness, increased physical activity, decreased appetite, increased respiration, rapid heart rate, irregular heartbeat, increased blood pressure, and hyperthermia. O...

Graphics- Helps Bridge Gaps in Patients’ Understanding of Medical Condition

... understanding, where pictures can support text or verbal information. Researchers are now testing the efficacy of pictures, squares, colored dots and simple charts on patient decision regarding treatment options. It is not uncommon to hear families of patients, complain that their concerns about treatmen...

Low Dose Aspirin Does Not Protect Women Against Cognitive Decline

...t two year intervals to measure general cognition, verbal memory, and category fluency. At the initial assessment (after 5.6 years of treatment) cognitive performance in the aspirin group was similar to that of the placebo group. Average performance across all tests from the first to the final assessment ...

Many NYC Pharmacies Fail to Translate Prescription Labels for Patients Who Don't Understand English

...s more personal. However, study authors found that verbal information may be provided by someone without adequate language skills or not qualified to do so. For example, although 75 percent of the pharmacies had Spanish-speaking staff, less than a quarter (22 percent) of pharmacies had Spanish-speaking phar...

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