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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...

Barriers Hinder EMS Workers From Using Best Resuscitation Practices

American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report: Study highlights: Cardiac arrest patients may not be getting the best care by EMS personnel due to a number of external factors. EMS should have adequate time in the field to give high-quality CPR and other resuscitation effort...

Hypertension Might Hinder Thinking

Brainpower slowed on days when blood pressure shot up, study found MONDAY, Dec. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Sudden surges in blood pressure could make seniors with chronic hypertension a little less smart, new research suggests. "If you have high blood pressure, on days when your blood ...

Formula Samples Hinder Breast-Feeding Efforts

Despite recommendations from various groups, many hospitals still giving them to new moms TUESDAY, Sept. 9 (HealthDay News) -- According to a new study, the majority of East Coast hospitals report giving formula sample packs to new moms, even though most major medical organizations opp...

Immune Response May Hinder Stem Cell Treatments

This unexpected reaction must be overcome to ensure therapeutic success, experts say MONDAY, Aug. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Human embryonic stem cells trigger an immune response in mice, a new study finds. If the same thing happens in humans, it could prove a big roadblock to stem cell-ba...

Lack of time on tummy shown to hinder achievement

ALEXANDRIA, VA, August 6, 2008---The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is urging parents and caregivers to ensure that babies get enough "tummy time" throughout the day while they are awake and supervised, in light of a recent survey of therapists who say they've noticed an increase in ...

Lack of Time on Tummy Shown to Hinder Achievement of Developmental Milestones, Say Physical Therapists

American Physical Therapy Association Recommendations In Line with National Survey Findings ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is urging parents and caregivers to ensure that babies get enough "tummy time" throughout the day wh...

Researchers Find Lubricant Doesn't Hinder Fertility

Doctor who helped develop product said it could aid couples trying to conceive TUESDAY, May 6 (HealthDay News) -- Couples trying to conceive should choose the lubricant they use wisely because some lubricants can affect sperm motility, a new study finds. "Most commercial lubricants ...

Eating Less May Hinder Immune System

Study with deer mice found reducing food intake 30% decreased infection-fighting cells THURSDAY, April 3 (HealthDay News) -- You may no longer need to remember whether it's "starve a cold, feed a fever" or vice versa. New research suggests you should just eat. A study of deer mice ...

Research says doctor's gender may hinder early diagnosis of heart disease in women

There is a serious disparity in the early detection of coronary heart disease (CHD) between men and women. Twice as many women as men aged 45-64 have undetected or silent myocardial infarctions, suggesting a general diagnosis problem. New research by Warwick Medical School shows that a doctors gen...

Swelling After Knee Injury May Hinder Healing

Pig study shows blocking 2 proteins could mean less invasive treatment of meniscus damage FRIDAY, Aug. 31 (HealthDay News) -- The swelling that normally occurs when a joint is injured may interfere with healing after knee injuries, researchers say. Publishing in the September issue of Arthri...

Doctor Protests may Hinder Portugal's New Abortion Law

A large number of doctors in Portugal were refusing to carry out a law that took effect Sunday permitting abortions up to the 10th week of pregnancy . The law allows doctors to be "conscientious objectors" and press reports indicated at least nine public hospitals out of a total of 50 could...

Fear of Possible Harm Hinder Nanotech Development

A lack of clear information about the risks of nanotechnology in society, has led to a danger of society squandering this powerful potential according //to 14 top international scientists in a major paper published in the November 16th issue of the journal Nature. The paper, 'Safe Handling of Nanot...

Air travel restriction could hinder flu

The U.S. scientists have found the first actual proof that limiting air travel can postpone the spread of flu. It has been assumed for long that air travel has a role// in the slow spread of flu across the globe every year. However, the Boston researchers have at last documented it: “The drop in ...

How to Hinder Gene Amplification? - Researchers Revealed

Scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology have discovered a process by which gene amplification could be stopped in fatal-disease conditions //like tumour growth and cancer. Using yeast as a model organism, researchers have found that the location of a hairpin-capped break relative to t...

‘Family Honour’ Hinder Pakistani Girls In Getting Educatin

Many girls in Pakistan, especially in rural areas, cannot go to school because their parents fear that sending them outside their neighborhoods// would go against their 'family honour', states a World Bank report. "The net primary enrolment rate for girls in Pakistan is only about 42 to 45 per...

Economic and Ethical disparities hinder cervical cancer screening

Professor Geetanjali Dabral Datta and her research team from Harvard School of Public Health, Boston has found social disparities occur in cervical cancer screening for women.// Cervical cancer can be detected early by Pap smear test, which proves to be a very useful and sensitive test for early de...

High development costs hinder entry of cancer super drugs into the market

Cancer patients in the future could benefit from pharmacogenomics or the field of personalized medicine where therapies could be tailored to suit individual patients. Few drugs which target specific protein receptors in cancer are already in the market and the decoding of the human genome// offers...

Eliminating polio requires global, coordinated effort -- Health Affairs article highlights risks, rewards of eradication

...following: Stopping the transmission of the wild polioviruses in countries such as Afghanistan and Pakistan, where war and the resulting upheaval hinder efforts to control the virus, and regions such as the northern Indian states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, where the presence of other health conditions...

Gold's Gym Debunks America's Most Common Fitness Myths

...er muscles can begin to atrophy (reduce in size) after eliminating weight training from a fitness routine. In addition, metabolism will slow down and hinder the ability to burn as many calories, which results in an increase in body fat. Dispelling myths and providing accurate information is all p...

Knowing Yourself Can Improve Your Health and Happiness

...rnationally renowned personality test. The resulting personality profile allows viewers to determine how their character and temperament both help and hinder their well-being. Part 2: Understanding Thought examines the three steps of thought. Understanding these steps and potential traps in thinking...

Statins May Cause Muscle Damage in Some Patients

...Draeger of the University of Bern, Switzerland. A study presented in September at the American Physiological Society meeting found that statins may hinder the body's ability to repair muscles. Muscle cells exposed to increasing doses of simvastatin (Zocor) showed less ability to multiply and, therefore, ...

Better access to info and dialogue with HCPs on sexual issues for rheumatology patients

...ssing sexual health with their rheumatology patients as an integral part of their care, the nurses' own embarrassment in having such conversations can hinder them in proactively raising the issue. The sexual relationships of people with rheumatic diseases can be impaired not only by physical symptoms, suc...

Kessler Foundation Research Center Study Provides Insight into One of the Most Challenging Symptoms Following a Traumatic Brain Injury

...even five years post-injury. "Cognitive fatigue has been shown to be one of the most debilitating symptoms after a traumatic brain injury. It can hinder every aspect of a person's life," stated John DeLuca, Ph.D., Vice President of Research at Kessler Foundation Research Center. "The study could potent...

Kessler Foundation Research Center Study Provides Insight into One of the Most Challenging Symptoms Following a Traumatic Brain Injury

... five years post-injury. "Cognitive fatigue has been shown to be one of the most debilitating symptoms after a traumatic brain injury. It can hinder every aspect of a person's life," stated John DeLuca, Ph.D., Vice President of Research at Kessler Foundation Research Center. "The study co...

Moving Beyond the Mysteries of Disruption Reporting

...Incumbent health plans, knowing they are "up for bid," deliver network provider data grudgingly, slowly, and in as cumbersome a format as possible, to hinder the analysis efforts of competing plans. "Disruption analysis without transparency is of little value by itself," says Brett Apgood, Senior Assoc...

U.S. Could Save 100,000 Lives a Year with Five Basic Preventive Services

...n a day or getting a flu shot," said Robert Gould, Ph.D., president of Partnership for Prevention. "It's time for Congress to remove the barriers that hinder people from getting such services. In many cases, their lives may depend upon it." A number of obstacles - including lack of coverage as well as ...

Foamtec International Takes the Strain Out of Cleanroom Mopping

...n Pharmaceutical manufacturers have requested a light-weight ergonomic solution," said Linda Vereycken, CEO of CCSbe. "Existing mops, being so heavy, hinder operators in properly implementing cleaning SOP's. The PharmaMOP(TM) system will be a benefit to our customers." For further information contact Bri...

Cancer Survivors Can Still Be Fit, Study Asserts

...ardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, said in a news release from the university. "That isn't to say there aren't side effects of some treatments that may hinder physical activity, but when it comes to actual cardiovascular fitness as measured in our clinic, many of the standard treatments didn't have a role." ...

Cardiovascular fitness not affected by cancer treatment

...cancer treatment, type, duration or time since treatment," LeMoine explains. "That isn't to say there aren't side-effects of some treatments that may hinder physical activity, but when it comes to actual cardiovascular fitness as measured in our clinic, many of the standard treatments didn't have a role." ...

HIV prevention program gets a boost from NIMH recovery act funds

...and power do so Developing positive attitudes, skills and self-confidence toward safer sex practices Identifying social factors that can help or hinder safer sex practices. The researchers will deliver the group-format intervention over five weekly three-hour sessions. The main goals of the inte...

Frost & Sullivan: SMBG Within Asia Pacific

... the importance of SMBG system in most developing APAC countries and the inability of patients to detect diabetic symptoms effectively may potentially hinder the adoption rates of SMBG systems. Furthermore, the increasing entries of new market players had gradually intensified the market competition," accor...

Video: NSF Enlists Renowned Women's Health Expert to 'School' America on Sleeping Smart

...ps and information to help them sleep smart. In one video, Dr. Donnica encourages visitors to click around a bedroom to pinpoint common items that can hinder sleep. Additionally, the site provides facts about insomnia, additional tips for getting a good night's sleep and a discussion guide to help facilitat...

Transatlantic Regulatory Integration of Drug Approval Process Vital for the Global Pharmaceutical Industry, Notes Frost & Sullivan

...nufacturers to do business in Europe. "The unfavourable regulatory environment, varying price controls across member states, and parallel trading hinder the growth of the pharmaceutical industry in Europe," explains Findlay. "Due to the varied price regulations across EU, research intensive firms under...

Global Warming Biggest Health Threat of 21st Century, Experts Say

...trition, among other health problems. Extreme climactic events such as flash flooding due to changing rainfall patterns and melting ice sheets will hinder the world's sewage systems, leading to diarrhea and other problems, said Dr. Hugh Montgomery, director of UCL's Institute for Human Health and Perform...

Immune Deficiency Foundation Honors Cerda Family and Volunteers From ABC's 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition'

...a has not been able to receive her bimonthly infusions of IVIG for over five months, leaving her to constantly live in fear of an infection that could hinder her ability to care for her daughters. "Much like the Cerda family's home makeover, we need an extreme makeover of policies in Washington that ar...

ABC's 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' Helps Family Coping with Primary Immunodeficiency Disease

...a has not been able to receive her bimonthly infusions of IVIG for over five months, leaving her to constantly live in fear of an infection that could hinder her ability to care for her daughters "Much like the Cerda family's home makeover, we need an extreme makeover of policies in Washington that are...

Higher Outlays and Improved Regulatory Enforcement Create Opportunities in the Kenyan Healthcare Industry, Reveals Frost & Sullivan

... of poor quality and counterfeit products on the market. These products are usually lower priced than legitimate and higher quality products, and thus hinder the growth of the formal market. Furthermore, the government remains the major purchaser of medical devices and pharmaceuticals. Government tende...

AHCA/Alliance: New Medicare Regulation Will Hurt Seniors, Cost Jobs, Perpetuate Inefficiency

...letely at odds with the intent of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) in terms of creating jobs and spurring economic growth, and will hinder ongoing efforts to modernize Medicare for the benefit of seniors and taxpayers, according to two national long term care leaders. Last summer, f...

Insulet Applauds Employee for Bronze Medal Performance in World Blind Sailing Championships

...l challenges. "I have been sailing all my life. There was no reason why having Type 1 diabetes and becoming visually impaired later in life would hinder my desire to excel in the sport and compete," said Wallenstein. "I am truly honored to be recognized today by Senator Creem and Representative Balser....
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