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Greater Language Skills in 20s May Guard Against Alzheimer's

Small study found women who wrote more articulate essays were protected from symptoms WEDNESDAY, July 8 (HealthDay News) -- Women with greater language abilities in early adulthood were less likely to have Alzheimer's disease later in life, even when autopsies revealed the clear brain ...

Study to see if video games can boost thinking skills in elderly

Researchers at North Carolina State University and the Georgia Institute of Technology have received a $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to study whether and how video games can boost memory and thinking skills in the elderly - and then to use their findings to develop a prot...

Barchester Healthcare Gains Skills for Life With ThirdForce

LONDON, June 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ThirdForce, the UK's leading e-learning provider, now acts as the preferred supplier of U-skills to one of the most respected care home companies in the UK, Barchester Healthcare. ThirdForce will support the 15,000 strong workforce with Skills for Life...

Blood tests and better communication skills could cut over-prescribing of antibiotics

Improving communications skills and the use of a simple blood test could help cut the growing number of inappropriate prescriptions of antibiotics, a joint Cardiff University trial has discovered. In a major new clinical trial, published in the British Medical Journal , a team of researchers ...

'Transplant Surgery and Identity': A Discussion Among Pioneers with Unusual Combinations of Interests, Skills and Talents

MEADVILLE, Pa., May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Using recent advances in transplant surgeries as a focal point, distinguished professionals involved in this quickly changing field will explore how we communicate about identity -- through medicine, books, art, films and journalism -- in a public ...

Simulation training improves skills for catheter insertion

New technology allows student doctors to practice operations and other procedures on simulators before trying them out on real patients, just as pilots practice for emergencies on aircraft simulators. Medical educators feel that this will increase patient safety, by avoiding first-time mistakes be...

Palliative care skills training needed for health-care staff in sub-Saharan Africa

A new study, led by Lucy Selman and colleagues from King's College London, has found that patients with incurable, progressive diseases and their family carers in sub-Saharan Africa often do not receive enough information about the patient's disease and its management, which impacts negatively on ...

Young People Want 'Happily Ever After,' but Lack Skills to Make Marriage Work

WASHINGTON, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- A groundbreaking new survey sponsored by the National Healthy Marriage Resource Center (NHMRC) finds that 82% of young adults aged 18-30 plan to get married and stay married for life. However, an estimated 40% of first marriages end in divorce. Why? "There ...

Wounded Warrior Project's Project Odyssey Aims to Teach Coping Skills for Combating Post-Traumatic Stress in Wounded Warriors

-Together with the Wildcatter Ranch, warriors to utilize natural surroundings to find peace, rediscover trust and start their personal journey to heal- JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Wounded Warrior Project and the Wildcatter Ranch announced today that they will host 16 wounded w...

Phyllis Shelton's LTCI Sales Skills Seminar a Must-Attend Event for Insurance Professionals

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- LTC Consultants announced today that its annual long-term care insurance training event will be held on May 20-21, 2009 in Nashville, TN. "This is THE long-term care insurance training event of 2009 because it is 100% sales training from the nat...

Strategic video game improves critical cognitive skills in older adults

A desire to rule the world may be a good thing if you're over 60 and worried about losing your mental faculties. A new study found that adults in their 60s and 70s can improve a number of cognitive functions by playing a strategic video game that rewards nation-building and territorial expansion. ...

Psychologists report that a gender gap in spatial skills starts in infancy

Men tend to perform better than women at tasks that require rotating an object mentally, studies have indicated. Now, developmental psychologists at Pitzer College and UCLA have discovered that this type of spatial skill is present in infancy and can be found in boys as young as 5 months old. ...

TSOD's Frank Whyte Provides Negotiation Skills Training to NIH Scientists

FREDERICK, Md., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Training Services On Demand, Inc. (TSOD: http://www.tsod.com ) recently provided negotiation skills training for Ph.D.-level professionals in the Scientific Review Program at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Institute of Aller...

Study finds ADHD affects motor skills of boys more than girls

November 3, 2008 (Baltimore, MD)New research published in the November 4, 2008 issue of Neurology , the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology, found that ADHD affects the motor skills of boys more than girls. By examining age-related improvement of motor skills in children with and...

Mental Skills Can Decline Years Before Dying

Study of seniors found it's not all part of normal aging process WEDNESDAY, Aug. 27 (HealthDay News) -- In their golden years, men and women who remain free of dementia will nonetheless undergo an accelerated drop in key mental skills as much as 15 years before their death, a new study...

California Drug Rehab Program Launches New Life Skills Classes to Young Adults as Substance Abuse Treatment

Sober College, an addiction treatment center in Woodland Hills, CA, provides a comprehensive drug rehab program for young adults ages 17-26 in search of substance abuse treatment and a supportive, sober environment. The college is launching new life skills classes as substance abuse treatment fo...

Poor spellers with good phonetic skills are more often right-handed

Milan, Italy, May 29th, 2008 - Children who can read and have good phonetic skills - the ability to recognize the individual sounds within words may still be poor spellers. In a paper published in the May 2008 issue of Cortex, Elizabeth Eglinton and Marian Annett, at the School of Psychology of L...

American Heart Association Survey Reveals Americans Lack Confidence in Lifesaving Skills for Common Cardiac Emergency

DALLAS, May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Most Americans don't believe they could perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and use an automated external defibrillator (AED) to help save a life in a cardiac emergency, according to a recent American Heart Association survey. In an online su...

Professional Products, Inc. Integrates Clinical Skills and Simulation Center at the Johns Hopkins Hospital

GAITHERSBURG, Md., Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Professional Products, Inc. (PPI) has been commissioned to provide The Johns Hopkins Hospital located in Baltimore, Maryland with a Clinical Skills and Simulation Center called the OC-8 Simulation Center. This center is on the eighth floor of the outp...

Increase in IT Skills Amongst the Elderly Will Boost Telecare Market

CAMBRIDGE, England, January 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The next generation of elderly people will have a better working knowledge of IT and different expectations regarding healthcare than their predecessors. This, according to a report published this week by Cambridge, UK-based Wireless Healthcare, w...

Driving Skills Decline Among People With Early Alzheimer's

Those with mild dementia had more crashes, almost 4 times more likely to fail road tests THURSDAY, Jan. 24 (HealthDay News) -- People with early Alzheimer's disease were involved in more traffic crashes and performed worse on road tests than drivers without cognitive impairment, a new ...

Songbirds offer clues to highly practiced motor skills in humans

The melodious sound of a songbird may appear effortless, but his elocutions are actually the result of rigorous training undergone in youth and maintained throughout adulthood. His tune has virtually crystallized by maturity. The same control is seen in the motor performance of top athletes and mu...

'Mock' drills boost child resuscitation skills in 'failing' adult emergency rooms

Following up on a study that found widespread failures in simulated child resuscitation among emergency room staff, a research team from the Johns Hopkins Childrens Center and Duke University Medical Center reports that it doesnt take much more than a mock trauma drill to diagnose the shortcomings...

MetLife Foundation Begins New Phase of Award-Winning Parenting Skills Campaign in Collaboration with the Partnership for a Drug-Free America(R)

NEW YORK, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- MetLife Foundation will begin the next phase of its award-winning parenting skills campaign, airing education messages created in cooperation with the nonprofit Partnership for a Drug-Free America(R) on radio stations in 11 markets nationwide throu...

Study finds students with Experience Corps tutors make 60 percent more progress in critical reading skills

Tutoring children in and after school isn't new, but how much does it really help in critical areas like reading? Rigorous new research from Washington University in St. Louis shows significant gains from a national service program that trains experienced Americans to help low-income children one-...

TV Watching Doesn't Fast-Track Baby's Skills

Study finds no value -- but also no harm -- from TV viewing by young children,, MONDAY, March 2 (HealthDay News) -- The next time you pass by a shelf full of videos claiming to be educationally stimulating for babies, you might want to think twice before pulling out your wallet. A ...

Paving the Way for Peace in the Middle East with Mind-Body Skills

Truce talks are gridlocked, but this mission to provide trauma relief to both sides of the conflict goes forward. Dr. James S. Gordon and his international team plans a training of health and mental health professionals in both Israel and Gaza--the only program of its kind working in both Israel...

For Breast Augmentation, Atlanta's Swan Center for Plastic Surgery Offers Exceptional Surgeons' Skills

As cosmetic procedures increase in popularity and industry technology continues to advance, The Swan Center for Plastic Surgery concentrates on the aesthetic side of cosmetic surgery. For breast augmentation, Atlanta GA women look to The Swan Center surgeons for outstanding surgical skills, exp...

New training method helps surgeons evaluate their own minimally invasive surgery skills

Recent years have seen the rapid emergence of minimally invasive surgery procedures in operating theatres. However, the training of surgeons in this field still leaves much to be desired. Researcher Magdalena Chmarra has changed this state of affairs by developing a realistic training system which...

Women who are perceived as confident in job interviews also seen as lacking social skills

Piscataway, N.J. December 9, 2008 A new study in Psychology of Women Quarterly finds that women who present themselves as confident and ambitious in job interviews are viewed as highly competent but also lacking social skills. Women who present themselves as modest and cooperative, while well...

Coronary Disease Dulls Cognitive Skills

Large study found the longer person had heart trouble, the worse their performance WEDNESDAY, July 23 (HealthDay News) -- Men and women suffering from coronary heart disease seem to fare worse on measures of cognitive function. And the longer the person had had heart disease, the wo...

Multiple Sclerosis Affects Children's Cognitive Skills

Low IQ more likely the younger a child is at diagnosis, study finds,,,, MONDAY, May 12 (HealthDay News) -- Only about 5 percent of people with multiple sclerosis are diagnosed when they're children, but like adults with MS, the disease can affect cognitive function, causing memory an...

Study by Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Confirms Training With Vision Software Enhances Hitting Skills

Safe Choice to Performance-Enhancing Drugs Study Examines Vizual Edge Performance Trainer(TM) VERNON HILLS, Ill. and CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent study conducted by a research team of professors from Texas A&M-Corpus Christi's Kinesiology Depar...

Men More Likely to Have Problems with Memory and Thinking Skills

CHICAGO, April 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When it comes to remembering things, new research shows men are more likely than women to have mild cognitive impairment, the transition stage before dementia. The research will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology 60th Anniversary Annu...

Cejka Search Experts Present Latest Developments in Physician Retention and CEO Leadership Skills

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Cejka Search, a nationally recognized physician and healthcare executive search firm, recently announced that several of its leaders will deliver two featured industry presentations: Top Physician Retention Strategies Audio Conference and the American College ...

Specific Brain Region Governs Problem-Solving Skills

Monkey research pinpoints reward center, which can go awry WEDNESDAY, Jan. 23 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that a specific part of the brain handles what might be called the "I've got it!" moments. The research could lead scientists closer to more effective treatments f...

Two-pronged intervention boosts senior driving skills

Older drivers who couple classroom courses with behind-the-wheel training can significantly improve their driving performance, according to a report published in the latest issue of The Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences (Vol. 62A, No. 10). A recent study spearheaded by Yale University'...

Toy Blocks Might Boost Toddlers' Language Skills

'Imaginative learning' play may help, study suggests TUESDAY, Oct. 2 (HealthDay News) -- An age-old children's pastime -- playing with toy blocks -- may help boost the language development of middle- and low-income children, a U.S. study finds. The pilot study of 175 children ages 1.5 to 2.5 ...

Service-to-Sales Transformation at Contact Centers Hinges on Soft Skills

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Contact centers have been transformed into sales centers as part of the Service-to-Sales movement that has reps selling while conducting ongoing customer service. Across industries, companies are in agreement that soft skills are critical for convert...

Patients with head and neck cancer may have impairment of some driving skills

A preliminary study suggests that patients with cancer in the head and neck region may have inferior performance in some driving skills compared with individuals without the disease, according to a report in the September issue of Archives of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, one of the JAMA/Arc...
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