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1 in 14 Young Adults Cant Solve Simple Math Sums

Simple mathematical calculations are a knotty affair for most young adults in the UK who have recently left school, for 1 in 14 of them cannot solve basic maths questions meant for 8-year-olds, according to a survey . The survey was conducted to mark the release of the ITV DVD Number...

Now the Blind can hear What They Cant See or Read

A group of IT students here have developed a device that can enable the blind to hear what they cannot see or read . Called 'E-Netra', it costs Rs.2,000-3,000 and it reads texts through an embedded system and converts them into voice that can be heard through earphones. Right now it...

Foetuses Cant Feel Pain Says A Leading Psychologist

Dr Stuart Derbyshire, of the University of Birmingham, a leading psychologist said yesterday that foetuses couldn’t experience pain. He said that by telling women, who are considering abortions that their unborn child // can feel pain was not right and exposed them to inappropriate and possibly dan...

MEDNET(TM) Launches Low-Cost LABboards(TM) to Healthcare Industry

...hat there is demand for our product helps, too." LABboards(TM) got its start when pathologists and other healthcare professionals started calling cant and his business partner, Gary Wilson, about Cut & Toss(R), a disposable cutting board for kitchens that the two had developed in the 1980s. Cut &...

Salutary pizza spice

...n up to 70 per cent of cases the swelling subsequently subsided". Pizza cant make you high Consequently, E-BCP could possibly form the basis for new...l agent which binds specifically to CB2 and not CB1 which explains why you cant get high on pizza. Both receptors are part of the so-called endocannabi...

Normal sleep linked to successful aging

...or a few minutes of reading. Dont take your worries to bed. Bedtime is a time to relax, not to hash out the stresses of the day. If you cant fall asleep, leave your bedroom and engage in a quiet activity. Return to bed only when you are tired. Keep your bedroom dark, quiet and a lit...

Disturbed sleep is prevalent in widowed seniors

...or a few minutes of reading. Dont take your worries to bed. Bedtime is a time to relax, not to hash out the stresses of the day. If you cant fall asleep, leave your bedroom and engage in a quiet activity. Return to bed only when you are tired. Keep your bedroom dark, quiet and a lit...

Mom's behavior key to dad's involvement in child care

...Sullivan cautioned that the format of this study means that the researchers cant prove what actions were the cause and which were the effect. In other words, they cant prove that encouragement by mothers always causes more father involvement, ...

Sugar-coated antibiotics

...king out how the carbohydrates are made, it may be possible to make unnatural sugars, with different properties. This is a bit of biochemistry we cant do with chemistry. We need to go back to the fundamentals of how these sugars are put together in nature, said Professor Rob Field. We want to see wh...

Combining exercise with hormone could prevent weight gain

...se combination in humans. They also are working on additional studies to better understand leptins effects and its signaling pathway. Scientists still cant pinpoint exactly why overweight people develop resistance to leptin and what role the hormone really plays in obesity. Leptin may be the cause of...

Increased screening may better predict those at higher risk for heart disease, researchers report

... is currently recommended. Whether increased imaging of patients will be cost effective in the long term remains to be seen, Dr. de Lemos said. We cant say what would happen in terms of clinical outcomes, but in terms of risk assessment we can provide a model of how these guidelines would impact treat...

More intensive dialysis does not improve outcomes among patients with acute kidney injury

...to support patients whose kidneys do not function properly. Hemodialysis uses a machine to clean waste and extra fluid from the blood when the kidneys cant do the job. In this study, doctors provided renal-replacement therapy to both patient groups. Patients who did not require medications to maintain ...

2 Rutgers College of Nursing Ph.D students to receive FNSNA Fellowships

...rogram at Rutgers University. The program was developed to attract doctoral candidates who are interested in enrolling in the nursing Ph.D program but cant attend a traditional classroom setting because of family and work demands. ...

MR imaging accurately determines prostate cancer treatment failure

...nutes, can overcome that challenge, he said. HIFU is becoming more common as a prostate cancer treatment option, particularly for those persons who cant or dont want to undergo a radical prostatectomy, said Dr. Kim. ...

Study shows that prostate cancer increases the risk of bone fracture

...evaluation for osteoporosis, particularly if they are being treated with ADT. More and more we are seeing ways in which diseases are connected. You cant isolate osteoporosis from cancer from diabetes and so on. In treating one disease, we must be careful not to increase the risk of another. As we under...

Treating safety research like other clinical studies slows progress

...search could slow to a crawl unless regulators work out a host of ethical issues, Johns Hopkins researchers assert in an upcoming opinion piece. We cant apply a clinical paradigm to patient safety research. It just isnt the right fit, says Nancy Kass, Sc.D., deputy director for public health at the Joh...

NIH awards LIAI major grant to test safety of new smallpox treatment

...ere. Dr. Crotty said further testing of the human antibody for safety and efficacy will be conducted using highly sophisticated animal models. We cant actually do these experiments in humans because it would be extremely dangerous and absurd to purposefully expose people to the smallpox virus, he sai...

Women and heart attack: Study finds failure to recognize symptoms, failure to treat appropriately

...ructions, on the angiograms of many women heart attack patients has led experts to suspect that women may have blockages in smaller blood vessels that cant be seen on conventional angiograms. Or, their blockages may have been fleeting, disappearing before the images can be made. Either way, these wome...

Preference for alcohol in adolescence may lead to heavy drinking

...she added. One reason that rats are particularly useful in studies like these is that we can control the opportunity for exposure to alcohol, which we cant do with human adolescents. Controlling for environment and opportunities to drink is impossible and unethical to do in studies with teenagers, she ...

Gene sequence that can make half of us fatter is discovered

... disease means that we will be in a good position to identify people whose genetic inheritance makes them most susceptible, added Professor Kooner. We cant change their genetic inheritance. But we can focus on preventative measures, including life-style factors such as diet and exercise, and identifying n...

Fixing up 'this old house' may increase young

... vacuum to all power tools and use a HEPA vacuum to clean up the area Use heavy plastic to cover doorways, windows, floors, and any furniture that cant be removed from the renovated area and to dispose of all trash and debris Block off and shut off air conditioning or heating vents in the work are...

Blood pressure killing the world's workers while banks and drug firms stand idle

...alling on the major players to rethink their policies and strategies. The evidence is clear, and they have the power to bring about major change. They cant ignore it for any longer, added Professor MacMahon. ...

Family history places women at risk of pelvic organ prolapse, SLU research finds

...without a relative who had a hernia or prolapse, about 29 percent had prolapse, significantly fewer than those with a direct family connection. You cant change your family history, McLennan says, But there are a number of things you can change to minimize your risk of developing prolapse. Women wit...

Scientists discover a mechanism that can send cells on the road to cancer

...hem as you would use a flashlight, to illuminate important processes inside the cell that help us understand what goes awry in oncogenesis. Viruses cant reproduce on their own. A DNA virus like adenovirus is little more than a tiny, double-stranded segment of DNA enclosed within a protein shell. It m...

Mix of 2 pain-relief procedures can end chronic back and leg pain without drugs

...ving back pain. This is what led us to combine these two technologies. Patients can have the best of both worlds: relief from leg and back pain they cant get even with the strongest pain medications. Narcotics, such as codeine and morphine, dont work well on nerve pain, which tends to be opiate-resis...

Health risks, benefits come with delayed umbilical cord clamping

...ce at birth because the liver is immature and cannot process bilirubin, a yellow byproduct of the breakdown of old red blood cells. When the liver cant process all the bilirubin it tends to get pushed out to the tissue and the baby looks a little bit yellow, McDonald said. Most newborn jaundice sub...

Mayo-led study finds smoking related to subset of colorectal cancers

...t of the cancer. Our findings suggest that tumors may form because cells cant repair themselves from damage induced by smoking, Dr. Limburg says. Tobacco... also occur in male smokers and in younger people, but that the researchers cant make such associations because this study used data only from older women. ...

MRI changes breast cancer treatment choice; increases time to treatment

...on MRI but before additional cancer was confirmed by a biopsy; it turned out that none had cancer in the contralateral breast Dr. Lee noted. While we cant show definitively that these women made the choice to have a mastectomy due to concerns generated by findings on the MR images, this remains a possibi...

The good and bad side of anti-cancer compounds

... we found was kind of surprising, he said. In the April 11 issue of Molecular Cell, Hiebert and colleagues report that these cells die because they cant repair the DNA damage that occurs naturally when the cells copy their DNA during cell division. HDAC3 inhibition only killed cells that were in the pr...

Wine may protect against dementia

...cautious when we interpret these results, since we cant see in this type of population study what is cause... with protection against dementia, factors that we cant measure. But the correlation found is a strong one and cant be explained by other factors that we can measure,...

Iowa State University researcher looks to use nanoparticles for food safety

...project will allow him to study the potential of using silver nanoparticles to improve the safety of the worlds food supply. Although the particles cant be added directly to foods, the ultimate goal of this project is to develop food-related applications such as microbe-resistant fabrics or non-biofoul...

How fast you'll age is written in the bones, TAU research finds

... Perhaps the aging process cant be stopped. But it can be predicted, and new research from Tel Aviv University indicates that people may live longer and lead healthier lives as a res...

Study: Health 'shocks' diminish wealth more later in life

...act that Americans are living longer, and the cost of healthcare keeps increasing. Even if seniors can recover physically from a health shock, they cant recover financially. If we have some kind of health shock during our working years, maybe we are lucky and we have good health insurance from our j...

Cells on path to becoming mature T-cells more flexible than commonly thought

...ch container received only one cell. We really wanted to examine single cells, says Bell. Otherwise, even if you do see T cells and myeloid cells, you cant be certain that they all came from the same progenitor cell. After growing and dividing for several days, the cells from each container were examined,...

Psychologist develops post-operative care for heart patients in Bermuda

...chological effects of the implant on the patient can be wide-ranging in both symptom and severity. Initial fears of the surgery, what patients can and cant do following the operation, and fears about the physical effects of the implant delivering a shock - which can result in unconsciousness and cause inc...

Omega-3 intake during last months of pregnancy boosts an infant’s cognitive and motor development

...h team, there is no doubt that all pregnant women should be encouraged to get sufficient amounts of omega-3s. A diet rich in omega-3s during pregnancy cant be expected to solve everything, but our results show that such a diet has positive effects on a childs sensory, cognitive, and motor development. Ben...

Dietary oil may need help in avoiding any side effects of weight loss

...ere if it is not burned away by metabolism. When CLA is driving fat out of fat tissue, the fat tends to end up in the liver or in muscles. If that fat cant be used, insulin resistance results. So Belury and colleagues are trying to find out precisely how CLA works to reduce body fat and how to prevent any...

Study: Treating post-traumatic stress first helps children overcome grief

...ssed individually. The researchers add that attending such camps with other children that have experienced a loss has benefits that individual therapy cant provide. They see that other kids are having the same kinds of thoughts and feelings, Vonk said, and that in and of itself is healing. The study...

Business of drug development on verge of great change

...try to conduct this early stage research, and that is why the academic centers are so vital to the future of drug discovery for diseases that industry cant address on its own. Dr. Austin and Dr. Glicksman will speak at a session on this topic at the 14th Annual Conference & Exhibition of the Society ...

iPods and similar devices found not to affect pacemaker function

...erence with pacemaker sensing. Berul and colleagues are reassured by their own findings, but acknowledge that their testing was only short-term. We cant conclude that its completely safe to have an iPod right on top of the device for hours at a time, Berul says. Thats why we suggest the precaution of k...
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