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Gentleness Of Surgeon Can Now Be Gauged Using New Device

A new device that can determine the gentleness of a surgeon while performing a operative procedure has been developed by an Indian American doctor and colleague//. The invention of Dr Vijay Maker, a surgeon at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago, and Dr Joseph Talarico, a surg...

Kansas City Patients Rate Their Doctors in Most Reliable Survey of Its Kind

...help drive better health care. It helps consumers make informed choices and lets health care providers see where they can improve. The survey gauged opinions about primary-care doctors who care for adults ? family practitioners, internists, geriatricians and general practitioners. Many Pa...

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

...ve. Activity level may reflect a fundamental, biologically-based energy reserve, although no one has explained the biochemistry behind it. The team gauged the magnitude of IL-6 associations for gender, race/ethnicity and personality by examining the degree to which each factor was associated with differe...

Wrong type of help from parents could worsen child's OCD

... sessions, therapists teach parents how they should deal with their child's OCD, too. Prior to the start of the 14-session therapy, the researchers gauged how severe each child's condition was and compared it to how many accommodating behaviors parents reported. They found that the more severe the child'...

Personality May Not Predict Parkinson's

...tual, conventional." In their study, Rocca and his colleagues looked at the medical records of 6,842 people who took a test in the early 1960s that gauged their personalities. They then were followed for 40 years to see what happened to them. Of the participants, 156 developed Parkinson's disease. Bu...

Sensitivity to Alcohol May Predict Alcoholism

...erson started drinking, family history of alcohol abuse, and body mass index, according to the researchers. The long-term study of nearly 300 men gauged their reaction to alcohol between ages 18 and 25, then again 10 years later and in five-year intervals afterward. Having a low level of response to al...

Swine Flu Outbreak Not a Pandemic at This Point

... 226 cases in 30 states, according to statistics released Sunday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Currently, the outbreak is gauged a Level 5, meaning the disease is spreading throughout communities in at least two countries in one of WHO's six regions, in this case the United Stat...

Swine Flu Outbreak Not a Pandemic, Yet

... countries. Mexico has reported 506 cases, with 19 deaths, while the United States has confirmed 160 cases in 21 states. Currently, the outbreak is gauged a Level 5, meaning the disease is spreading throughout communities in at least two countries in one of WHO's six regions, in this case the United Stat...

Children with inflammatory bowel disease have surprisingly high folate levels, study finds

...rcent lower in the controls. The researchers also compared the dietary intake of folate between the two groups by administering questionnaires that gauged the amount of folate each subject ingested through food and vitamin supplements. It was interesting, they noted, that dietary folate intake was 18.8 p...

Children with Inflammatory Bowel Disease Have Surprisingly High Folate Levels, Study Finds

...cent lower in the controls. The researchers also compared the dietary intake of folate between the two groups by administering questionnaires that gauged the amount of folate each subject ingested through food and vitamin supplements. It was interesting, they noted, that dietary folate intake was 18.8 p...
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BRAVE-3 Questions Value of Abciximab in PCI for Heart Attack

...ing the procedure. The study was designed primarily to compare how the two treatment strategies affected the final amount of heart attack damage, as gauged by blood flow in the heart muscle on a nuclear scan five to 10 days later. The researchers found no difference between the two groups: The damage invo...
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Drinking milk in the morning may help stave off lunchtime hunger

...ruit drink (both beverages contributed about 250 calories to the breakfast meal). During the four hours between breakfast and lunch, the men and women gauged their feelings of fullness and were allowed to eat until comfortably full at lunch. The researchers found that the milk-drinking adults reported feeli...

A natural approach for HIV vaccine

...in the chink in HIV's protean armor. He cloned the antibodies and produced them in bulk, mapped which part of the envelope protein each targeted, and gauged how effective each was in neutralizing the virus. In the process, he identified a new structure within the envelope protein called the gp120 core th...

Stress disrupts human thinking, but the brain can bounce back

...o take their boards fared much worse on attention-shifting tasks than similar healthy adults who claimed to be taking it easy. The high stress levels, gauged by an established measure called the perceived stress scale, were also tightly associated with diminished activity in the prefrontal cortex. But their...

Consumers desire more genetic testing, but not designer babies

... detect certain conditions and traits prenatally," said Dr. Harry Ostrer, Director of Human Genetics Program at NYU Langone Medical Center. "Our study gauged the consumers' opinion towards reproductive testing for diseases and enhancements. Our research has found that a majority of respondents would elect t...

Bamboo instant houses will soon shelter Sichuan quake victims

... possession, and is more durable," Xiao said. "It is also inexpensive compared with temporary houses using other traditional materials, such as light gauged steel. Finally, bamboo is a green and sustainable construction material, widely available in China and other Asian countries." The Chinese governm...

Prenatal Stress Keeps Infants, Toddlers up at Night, Study Says

...were due to give birth in a 21-month window. More than 14,000 women an estimated 85 to 90 percent of those eligible responded to questionnaires that gauged how depressed or anxious they were at multiple points early on in, late in, and after their pregnancy. Later on, the women were then asked to report o...

Percutaneous aortic valve replacement safe, successful in high-risk patients

...verage aortic valve area more than doubled, on average, following the procedure. In addition, the severity of heart failure significantly improved, as gauged by both B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-BNP), a protein produced by the ventricles of the heart during heart failure, and New York Heart Association (N...

For crickets, parasitic flies can stop the music

...wild crickets native to North Florida, they devised two sets of experiments to test this hypothesis. In experiments involving male crickets, they gauged differences in male singing in part by capturing males, placing them in containers in the field, then recording them during spring and fall. They also...
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Off-Label Stent Use: How Important Are FDA Approvals to Physicians?

...manufacturers can only promote the device for the specific indication(s) for which FDA approval has been granted. Millennium Research Group's survey gauged the importance of FDA pre-market approval in physician decisions to use a particular stent brand, and also questioned physicians on whether or not the...

Four Wisconsin companies are among Best Places to Work in IT

...yers. The top 100 IT employers were determined by analyzing the results of a survey sent out to 17,000 employees at qualified companies. The survey gauged satisfaction in various areas of the IT workplace including training and development programs, base salary, benefits and morale. This is the 11th a...
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B cell

... Humoral immunity (the creation of antibodies that circulate in blood plasma and lymph ) involves B cell activation . Cell activation can be gauged using the ELISPOT technique, which can determine the percentage of B cells that secrete any particular antibody. B cells are characterised immunoh...
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