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Autism May Hinder Ability to Read Body Language

Trouble seems to lie in visual processing, researchers say WEDNESDAY, Aug. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Autism may hinder a person's ability to see and read body language, making it difficult to gauge other people's feelings, a British study finds. Dr. Anthony Atkinson, of the Durham Unive...

FDA's Current Ability to Regulate Genetic Testing is Problematic, FDLI-AAAS Colloquium Attendees Say

Personalized Medicine Meeting Elicits Varying Perspectives WASHINGTON, June 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) ability to regulate genetic testing is problematic, according to a recent polling of personalized medicine stakeholders. Three-q...

'Life force' linked to body's ability to withstand stress

Our ability to withstand stress-related, inflammatory diseases may be associated, not just with our race and sex, but with our personality as well, according to a study published in the July issue of the journal Brain, Behavior and Immunity . Especially in aging women, low levels of the personali...

Exercise improves functional and psycological ability and reduces steroid need in rheumatoid arthritis

Copenhagen, Denmark, Thursday 11 June 2009: Undertaking a supervised exercise programme can have beneficial effects on functional status and physical function, reduce the need for daily corticosteroid and anti-inflammatory intake and improve levels of depression and anxiety in people with rheumato...

Video: Economic Downturn Is Driving Many Osteoporotic Women to Retire Later - but Their Ability to Work May Be Undermined by Sub-Optimal Management of Their Disease

Survey Respondents' Lives Significantly Impacted After Breaking a Bone Special Council of Health and Women's Groups Formed to Encourage Women to Make Bone Health a Priority Before They Break a Bone WASHINGTON, May 14 /PRNewswire/ --- The Know My Bones Council today announced results fr...

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Plans to Offer Customer Groups Ability to Purchase Coverage of Autism Treatment Programs that Provide Intensive Early Intervention

DETROIT, May 11 /PRNewswire/ --Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan today announced it plans to offer its customer groups the ability to purchase coverage for autism treatment programs that provide intensive early intervention. The new benefit option covers children aged two to five years old who ...

Sanuvox UV Air Sterilization Systems Ability to Destroy Airborne Type A Influenza including Swine Flu (H1N1)

Sanuvox UV Air Sterilization Systems are designed to destroy airborne biological contaminants including swine influenza (H1N1 virus). Montreal, Canada (PRWEB) April 30, 2009 -- Sanuvox Technologies has been receiving inquiries following the recent swine influenza (H1N...

College of American Pathologists Is Confident in U.S. Laboratories' Ability to Respond to Influenza Outbreak

NORTHFIELD, Ill., April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Long regarded as the gold standard in monitoring medical laboratory performance, the College of American Pathologists (CAP) believes that the nation's laboratories will be able to adequately process and handle influenza cases and adapt to evolv...

Improved Ability to Predict Who is at Risk for Falling in SNFs and ALFs

Project launched among 6 skilled nursing facilities and 1 assisted living facility CHICAGO, March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- A multi-state project to help operators of skilled nursing facilities and assisted living facilities improve their ability to better predict which residents are at risk for fal...

Frost & Sullivan Lauds OVATION Pharmaceuticals for Its Business Model and Ability to Sustain Growth

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the pharmaceuticals and biotechnology market, Frost & Sullivan presents OVATION Pharmaceuticals, Inc. with the 2009 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Entrepreneurial Company of the Year in recognition of...

State Budget Proposal Hurts Ability to Care for Most Vulnerable Ohioans

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Ohio's coalition representing skilled nursing facilities today expressed deep concern about the impact of Governor Strickland's budget proposal to cut Medicaid reimbursement rates at a time when patient needs are increasing. Alan Melamed, spokesman for th...

Economic Downturn Impacting Women's Ability to Plan for Long-Term Care Costs, New Survey Finds

WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The current economic downturn has affected women's ability to plan and prepare for expensive long-term care costs, such as nursing home stays, according to a new survey released today by America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP). The survey, conducted b...

Risk-Takers May Lack Ability to Limit Brain Chemical

Finding might lead to new treatments for a variety of addictions, researchers say TUESDAY, Dec. 30 (HealthDay News) -- Just in time for New Year's Eve comes research suggesting that "thrill-seeking" behaviors may be hard-wired into the brain. Specifically, the study suggests that r...

Risk takers, drug abusers driven by decreased ability to process dopamine

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--For risk-takers and impulsive people, New Year's resolutions often include being more careful, spending more frugally and cutting back on dangerous behavior, such as drug use. But new research from Vanderbilt finds that these individuals--labeled as novelty seekers by psychologis...

Dual-head gamma camera increases ability to detect breast tumors not seen on mammography

A dual-headed dedicated gamma camera used during molecular breast imaging (MBI) can accurately detect small breast tumors less than 2 cm in size, according to a study performed at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. One-hundred fifty patients who had suspicious lesions smaller than 2 cm in size ...

Data Published in Nature Medicine Highlights Ability of Peregrine Pharmaceuticals' Bavituximab to Cure Lethal Virus Infections

--PS-Targeting AntibodiesMay Represent a Completely New Class of Drugs with Broad Potential to Treat Life-Threatening Viral Infections-- --Peregrine's Clinical-Stage Anti-PS Agent Bavituximab and Equivalent Antibodies Cured Lethal Viral Infections in Preclinical Models-- --Data C...

Smokers see decline in ability to smell, rise in laryngitis, and upper airway issues

Alexandria, VA - As Americans prepare for a day without cigarettes and tobacco products as part of the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout (R) (November 21), new research gives them more reasons to extend that break to a lifetime, according to the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Hea...

Leading Neurosurgical Center in Moscow Purchases CyberKnife System to Expand Ability to Treat Brain and Spinal Tumors

Installation at Burdenko Institute of Neurosurgery will be Accuray's Second in Russia SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY ), a global leader in the field of radiosurgery, announced today that the Burdenko Institute...

New combination of tests measures child's ability to taste and smell

Alexandria, VA Researchers have developed a series of tests that for the first time accurately measure the normality of taste (gustatory function) and smell (olfactory function) in young children, according to a new study published in the July 2008 edition of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surger...

Because of Its Ability to Generate Higher Total Sales in the United States and Europe, Lucentis Will Earn Clinical Gold Standard Status by 2011 for the Treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy

A Drug with Superior Efficacy to Avastin at Improving Visual Acuity When Used with Laser Photocoagulation Would Earn a 20 Percent Patient Share, According to a New Report from Decision Resources WALTHAM, Mass., June 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading ...

The HealthCentral Network Acquires MedTrackAlert, Extending its Ability to Reach Highly Engaged Online Health Consumers

In First Acquisition Since Investment from IAC/InterActive Corp, Leading Health Network Moves to Enhance Suite of Patient Engagement Capabilities ARLINGTON, Va., June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The HealthCentral Network, Inc. (http://www.HealthCentral.com ) announced today the acquisition of consum...

Treatment improves walking ability of Parkinson's patients

Salisbury, England June 02, 2008 - The use of electrical impulses to stimulate weak or paralyzed muscles, called Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES), is often used to help stroke or multiple sclerosis patients to walk. In a pilot study published in Neuromodulation, Geraldine E. Mann of Salis...

Long-term bouts with hay fever worsen ability to breathe through your nose

Alexandria, VA New evidence for the first time suggests that people suffering from hay fever (allergic rhinitis) will over time experience a progressive worsening of their nasal passage functioning, depending on how long they have the disorder, according to a new study published in the June 2008 ...

Vaseline(R) Cocoa Butter Campaign Uncovers Skin's Ability to Speak Volumes

Documentary Narrated by Actress Sanaa Lathan Celebrates Inspirational Stories of how People of Color Feel About and Relate to Their Skin ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., May 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Skin is amazing: it covers our body, and reveals our soul. For many, skin is a symbol of pride, f...

Having Less Power Impairs the Mind and Ability to Get Ahead, Study Shows

EVANSTON, Ill., May 15 /PRNewswire/ -- New research appearing in the May issue of Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, suggests that being put in a low-power role may impair a person's basic cognitive functioning and thus, their ability to get ahead. ...

New CMS Medicare Rule Undercuts Ability of SNFs to Care for Higher Acuity Patients, as Intended by Law

AHCA, Alliance Warn $5 Billion, Five-Year Regulatory Funding Cut Ignores Changing SNF Patient Profile WASHINGTON, May 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nation's two leading long term care organizations warned that a key component of a newly-issued rule from the Centers for Medicare and Med...

Drinking Dampens Ability to Feel Fear

Brain scans illustrate biological reason why alcohol can lead to aggression WEDNESDAY, April 30 (HealthDay News) -- Alcohol can make people frisky, chatty and, as any bouncer knows, feisty. Now, a new brain scan study shows drinking actually dampens the biological ability to feel fe...

Study: Casual Video Games Demonstrate Ability to Relieve Stress, Improve Mood: Potential Clinical Significance Highlighted

First-of-Its-Kind 6-month Research Project Establishes Effects of Puzzle and Word Games on the Human Body and Mind GREENVILLE, N.C. and SEATTLE, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- East Carolina University's Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies today revealed the results of a six-mo...

UCF technique promises to aid doctor's ability to identify, treat bacterial infections

A new technique developed by a University of Central Florida chemist will help physicians more quickly identify the bacterial infections patients have so they can be treated in hours instead of days. As more bacterial strains resistant to many drugs emerge, it becomes more critical to quickly ...

Breakdown of kidney's ability to clean its own filters likely causes disease

Jan. 29, 2008 -- The kidney actively cleans its most selective filter to keep it from clogging with blood proteins, scientists from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis reveal in a new study. Researchers showed that breakdown of this self-cleaning feature can make kidneys more...

Molecules can block breast cancer's ability to spread

Researchers have identified a specific group of microRNA molecules that are responsible for controlling genes that cause breast cancer metastasis. The study, led by scientists at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC), appears in the January 10, 2008, issue of Nature. MicroRNAs are known ...

Rhode Island Hospital to study driving ability of cognitively impaired elders

Rhode Island Hospital has received a renewal of a $1.5 million grant from the National Institute on Aging to continue to examine the driving abilities of elderly drivers. The study is the first of its kind to directly examine cognitively impaired elders in their natural driving environments. U...

Got sugar? Glucose affects our ability to resist temptation

New research from a lab at Florida State University reveals that self-control takes fuel literally. When we exercise it, resisting temptations to misbehave, our fuel tank is depleted, making subsequent efforts at self-control more difficult. Florida State psychologist Roy F. Baumeister and hi...

Mayo Clinic researchers: Insulin-boosting medication does not impair ability to survive heart attack

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Mayo Clinic researchers helped clarify a growing concern about the link between diabetes mellitus treatments and heart attack with the first large, population-based study showing that a group of common medications does not reduce diabetic patients heart attack survival rates. Thes...

New Study Shows Arthritis Significantly Limits Millions of Americans' Ability to Work

The Arthritis Foundation Provides Information and Programs to Mitigate Impact of Arthritis on U.S. Workforce ATLANTA, Oct. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report released today shows arthritis limits millions of working Americans' productivity...

Drug has ability to cure type of leukemia

Irvine, Calif. In people with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), the drug Imatinib has been shown to drive cancer into remission, but the disease often returns when treatment is stopped. New research by UC Irvine scientists indicates that Imatinib could cure CML under certain circumstances if it is ...

MicroRNAs may be key to HIV's ability to hide, evade drugs, Jefferson scientists find

(PHILADELPHIA) Tiny pieces of genetic material called microRNA (miRNA), better known for its roles in cancer, could be a key to unlocking the secrets of how HIV, the AIDS virus, evades detection, hiding in the immune system. Researchers at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia have shown that ...

Girls and Math: Blame the Culture, Not Ability

Raise the bar and watch females succeed, researcher says THURSDAY, June 4 (HealthDay News) -- Culture, not biology, might explain why females in some parts of the world don't perform as well as males in math. That's the conclusion of an analysis of math performance in the United ...

Study looks at mitochondrial variation in sperm traits and sperm competitive ability

RENO, Nev. -- University of Nevada, Reno researchers Jeanne and David Zeh of the Department of Biology have received a five-year, $650,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to investigate the effects of natural mitochondrial variation on sperm traits and sperm competitive ability. Rese...

Allsup Answers Common Questions People Have About Social Security Disability

More people making first applications can benefit from choosing representation early in the process. Belleville, IL (Vocus) July 31, 2009 -- A growing number of people are applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits this year and experiencing diffi...
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