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Cognitive Test Takers and Score Variation

... Psychologists frequently use tests of vocabulary, word recall, spatial relations, pattern comparison and the like to understand normal function and diagnose impairment. Experts use the scores to differentiate between diagnoses, detect changes in level of functioning or to give a diagnosis in the first pl...

Boyfriend Bites Off Lip and Ear of 3-year-old Daughter of His Girlfriend

...or child, but she would not betray her lover. The word gets around though and the two are arrested. New Bedford police in Massachusetts announced Wednesday the arrests and said Bryan James, 34, put up a brief struggle after they stopped his vehicle to arrest him and the child's mother, Jessica Silveri...

777 Couples Married on 7.07.07

...ized including the ceremony of seven wonder of the word at Lisbon and the Live Earth concert with famous artist performing to save the earth from Global warming. In India some maternity hospitals are over-booked for caesarean surgery operation to be done on the day so that children haven auspicious bir...

Genes Play Major Role in Determining Individual's Sour Taste Perception

...ated by acids in foods and beverages. In fact, the word acid is derived from the Latin 'acidus,' meaning sour. However, we still do not completely understand how the taste system is able to detect and translate acidic molecules on the tongue into a neural signal that the brain perceives as 'sour.' "Demo...

Many Sceptical of Healing Hand Treatment Practiced in Europe

...g controversy along with it. "Reiki is a Japanese word for life energy," said Reiki instructor Wolfgang Niedermeyer of Bielefeld. When someone undergoes a Reiki treatment, energy from the practitioner is transferred to his patient. This is how, according to the theory, people depleted of energy can fill ...

Genes Influence the Ability to Listen Two Things at a Time

...nt one-syllable words or nonsense syllables (short word fragments such as ba, da, and ka) were played into their right and left ears simultaneously, and then tried to name both words or syllables. In two other tests, volunteers listened to digitally altered one-syllable words played into the right ear ...

Britisher Enraged for Court's Action Against Him for Smoking

...st Government Suppression or FAGS (a British slang word for cigarettes). "Having a pint and a cigarette in a pub is one of the last great enjoyments left for the working classes," he said. He has pledged to take the matter to the European Court of Human Rights. Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland a...

Purdue Pharma Agrees to Pay $600 Million Fine for Misbranding Oxycontin

...of Palm Coast, Fla. "The first time I heard the word OxyContin was when I was told my 18-year-old son died of an overdose," said Bisch. Bisch, who has a Web site called www.oxyabusekills.com, drove to the hearing with two other parents, including Lee Nuss, who held up an urn slightly larger than a p...

Breathalyzer Tests for Cops Involved in Shootings

... and another group of men. After overhearing the word "gun", the officer challenged Bell and his friends and opened fire when the car they were traveling in lurched forward and struck the officer and an unmarked police van. The other officers, none of whom had fired their weapons in the line of duty bef...

Two, Not One Networks Rule Brain's Voluntary Chain-of-command

...udes an immense range of activities from reading a word to searching for a star to singing a song, but likely does not include uncontrolled behaviors such as control of the pulse rate or digestion. "This was a big surprise. We knew several brain regions contribute to top-down control, but most of us tho...

Male Circumcision Overstated as Deterrent to Global AIDS Pandemic

... four times as many prostitutes as the rest of the word and they are more than four times as infected. Some southern Africa countries have as many as 7 percent of their adult females infected and working as prostitutes while in the developed world typically this percentage of infected prostitutes is les...

IMA Accuses US Companies for Selling Recycled Prosthesis in India

...em for less?" he asked. The US companies use the word "reprocessed" instead of "recycled" to sell them in India. He said after an outcry in the US against selling recycled prosthesis there, the companies turned to India and other Asian countries. "After protests and lawsuits were filed against the com...

Indian Yoga Expert Teaches Fitness Mantras to Lahoris

...d understanding of the nature of existence. The word yoga is derived from the Sanskirt root Yuj, which means to control, yoke or unite. During yoga, a high level of energy is released and circulated to the brain. This energy helps remove mental dissipation and steadies the mind so that even after a few...

Sioux Herb Confirmed as Shield Against Colds

...p of other constituents. And the authors sound a word of caution, saying more work needs to be done on the plant's safety before doctors can recommend echinacea as a standard option for preventing or treating the common cold....

Talking About Your Feelings Really Does Help

... changes our brain response. "When you attach the word 'angry,' you see a decreased response in the amygdala," said Lieberman, lead author of the study, which appears in the current issue of the journal Psychological Science. The study was conducted on thirty people, 18 women and 12 men between ages of ...

Headache Complaint Leads to Removal of Bullet

...ulge and the wall is weakened and may rupture. The word "aneurysm" comes from the Greek "aneurysma" meaning "a widening." "Doctors confirmed that he, in fact, had a bullet in his head," he said. As doctors tended to him, deputies say April Moylan left to return to the couple's home at 7219 Mystic Way,...

'Metro' - a Witty Look at Insensitivities of City Life

...ant to be therapeutic and we'll take Anurag Basu's word for it. "Metro" falters only in parts. Some of the narrative's punctuation marks are overemphasized. And the spiral of human relationships often seems to replicate Mike Nichols' "Closer". And yes, Billy Wilder's romantic comedy "The Apartment" serv...

Doubling Plavix Dose Recommended Before Angioplasty

...mal potential downside," he added. But the final word is not in yet, said Dr. Marc S. Sabatine, associate professor in the cardiovascular division of Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. That will come from a major international study, to include up to 14,000 angioplasty patients, which is still enro...

Toddlers to Be Trained to Improve Their Communication Skills

...ear-olds she was examining could say more than one word at a time. "The parents think, 'Oh it will be all right when they get to school - the school will bring them up to the right level'. But if a child is not talking before they go to school, they won't be able to springboard into academic learning,"...

Bali Bombings Helped Improve Trauma Care

...nvolved in the trauma planning sessions as soon as word of the bombings reached the hospital. The experienced mental health nurses who had previously worked with people affected by the Eyre Peninsula bushfires provided a high profile presence in the emergency department, for patients and staff alike, fr...

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