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Fasting Makes Women Talk Less

...he study the researchers acoustically analyzed the voices of the women and inspected their larynxes by video-endostroboscopy. The women were then asked to describe how easy or difficult it was to speak. Of the 28 women, 23 reported that it harder to speak while fasting. About half of volunteers said th...

Potentially Violent Individuals can Be Identified by STAMP System

...iolent episodes. Most of the cases involved raised voices and yelling but two involved sarcastic and caustic replies. Many of the people who attended the emergency department were anxious and nurses were acutely aware of how stressful a visit to casualty could be. They normally intervened before anxiety r...

Invasion of Cicada Hordes Feared in US Midwest

... visit from the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. "With 350 voices on stage, they can hold their own against the bugs," Kauffman said. At the Chicago Botanic Garden, spokeswoman Gloria Ciaccio joked that her advice for brides holding outdoor weddings there will be to put the tent flaps down and turn the music up. ...

The Global Health Council Announces Launch of Global Health TV

...cies, highlights of international conferences, and voices from people working on health issues at the community level. Links to additional information on specific topics will accompany video segments and access to breaking global health news will be available on the site. By supporting the development o...

Researchers Have Developed Computerized Garment to Diagnose Mental Illness

...often experience hallucinations, paranoia and hear voices in their head. Getting an accurate diagnosis is crucial to reducing the risk of patients harming themselves or others. Psychiatrists normally identify which condition patients have by studying their behaviour patterns over a period of time. But...

Mentally Ill Patients - Victims Of Assault By Their Caregivers

... the Capital and District Health Board. Meanwhile, voices call out for police involvement in the second incident. Says human rights lawyer Michael Bott: “ I think that it's offensive to justice and it's treating these people as second rate citizens.” The unit houses up to a dozen intellectually disable...

Hotdogs And Co.-The Long And Short Of It

...the risk of COPD.” At the same time, dissenting voices exist.Says Dr. Neil Schachter, professor of pulmonary medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City: "They (the study authors) are not the first to say that diet may impact lung disease, and certainly there have been many hypotheses...

Africa Challenged To Produce Its Own Generic Drugs

...w nation South Africa, has resulted in a chorus of voices calling for Africa to produce// its own versions of low-cost generic drugs for the treatment of HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis. Mamadou Diallo, chief pharmacist in the A.U. commission's medical services directorate, who insists that Africa has ...

Law Emerging in US for Generic Versions of Biotech Medicine

...a capitalist-friendly land. But there too strident voices are being raised in favor of consumers. As a result legislators are now moving// to ensure availability of lower-cost copies of biotechnology drugs that now cost tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars a year. Generics are now allowed only for tra...

‘Smart House’ Developed to Monitor People With Dementa

...esearchers found patients responded much better to voices they knew rather than a stranger. If the sensors get no response or the patient does not react to the messages, the system is programmed to call the emergency services or a neighbour for help. The 'smart house' project by Roger Orpwood and colleag...

Tips to Prevent and Treat Winter Laryngitis

...ditions such as laryngitis. Most people take their voices for granted until they have a problem, he notes. “It’s important for you to take care of your voice all of the time,” he says. “It is your natural instrument.” He recommends staying well hydrated, not screaming or yelling, using microphones and o...

New Jersey Decides to Support $500 M Stem Cell Research

...eoning debt levels that exist in New Jersey. Other voices of dissent comes from people like John Tomicki who is the executive director of the League of American Families who opposes the embryonic research project on morality grounds and for the sheer risk it involves even while supporting the adult stem cel...

Let Us All Join Government To Ban Child Labour

...s. ''I appeal to the citizens, forums representing voices of all sections in the society, employees of government and other public institutions to join the Government's endeavour in ensuring that the law is implemented,'' Government also has launched a toll-free helpline (1098) in October, operational in ...

Music therapy for Schizophrenics

...ymptoms include hallucinations, delusions, hearing voices and behavioral changes. Atypical antipsychotic drugs are the standard therapy for reduction of symptoms. However, these medicines have side effects like weight gain, higher risk of diabetes and sexual dysfunction. In this study, the patients were...

Gene Variant associated with Schizophrenia identified

...evelop psychotic symptoms like paranoia or hearing voices linked with schizophrenia, than those with out the variant. This was confirmed by brain scans that showed that abnormal brain activity in the frontal and temporal regions were more likely to occur in people with the gene variant. These changes are ...

Problem-Based Learning Curriculum a Success for Medical School

... was a success. "At that time there were national voices calling for accountability and looking for skills beyond the medical licensing exam," said Kimberly Hoffman, assistant dean for education evaluation and improvement for the medical school. MU's medical school was among the first to turn to an educa...

‘Schizophrenia’ term ought to be abolishd

...ham.He added, "Symptoms such as delusions, hearing voices and hallucinations are not the results of the illness but may be reactions to traumatic and troubling events in life. " Speaking at a news conference, Richard Bentall, a professor of clinical psychology at the University of Manchester, said, "The c...

Mummy’s Voice More Effective than Smoke Alarm

...n deep sleep awoke to recordings of their mothers' voices //- calling them by name and ordering them out of ...hey were responding to their names, their mothers' voices or the frequency at which the sound was delivered, which was lower than the frequency of a beeping a...

Hearing voices may be normal

...g to researchers at Manchester University, hearing voices may not be a sign of mental illness, which opposes...ly hear voices. In fact, several people who hear voices do not seek medical help as they feel that the voice has a positive effect on them by calming or ins...

Voices of HIV-positive missing at AIDS conference

The voices of people living with HIV/AIDS were muted or often missing this week at the world's largest ever AIDS conference in Toronto, meant to address their rights and unique needs.// Over five days, through hundreds of back-to-back sessions attended by 24,0...

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