Instant messaging, blogs, Facebook, MySpace — there are limitless ways your child communicates online with the offline world. And the risks and opportunities are only increasing.
A new Tel Aviv University research study has found that, despite what parents might believe, there is an enormous gap between what they think their children are doing online and what is really happening.
As perhaps confirmed by their ubiquity on nature cable channels, crocodiles are among natures most fearsome predators. When the opportunity arises, crocodilians will gorge, voluntarily consuming meals weighing 23% of their own body weight. This is analogous to a 130 -pound woman eating, at one sitting, a hamburger weighing 30 pounds. But what to do with all of that food" If they do not digest their meal quickly, crocodilians risk death from within, or if they are young, by predators.
ST. PAUL, Minn. A new guideline developed by the American Academy of Neurology finds certain neurology patients are at a high risk of accidental falls and should be regularly screened to help prevent the high number of fall-related injuries and deaths in the United States each year. The guideline is published in the February 5, 2008, issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
The Presidents proposed budget for fiscal year 2009, if enacted, would spell disaster for the nations health, and by extension, our national effort to respond to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the United States.
February 4, 2008 Newark, N.J. A new study in the journal Perspectives in Psychiatric Care reveals that when an outside professional consultation team worked closely with the staff, providing better staff training and teaching specific interventions to be used with patients diagnosed with both a mental illness and a developmental disability, the use of restraints was eliminated for these patients over a two-year period.
CINCINNATI A multi-institutional study led by researchers at Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center has led to new insights and a model to help unravel the cause of fibrous, non-cancerous nerve tumors called neurofibromas, which can lead to disfigurement and in rare cases death by compressing vital organs. Writing for the February Cancer Cell, researchers said their findings also provide a means for testing therapies that could eventually help patients who now have limited options for treating the disease, called Neurofibromatosis type 1.
COLLEGE STATION, Feb. 4, 2008 Theres new hope for breast cancer research, and its coming from a very unlikely place. Researchers at the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences recently published articles in the journals Molecular and Cellular Biology and Carcinogenesis indicating that a protein long suspected to play a role in Down Syndrome may also contribute to treating this devastating disease.
Washington, DC—In an election season characterized by the maneuvering for early primary dates among states, a new study conducted by political scientists examines how early caucuses and primaries have become crucial in the race for the White House. The study takes a look at how states use the two strategies known as front-loading and proposed regional primaries in an effort to boost influence in the presidential nomination process.
STANFORD, Calif. - Allan Reiss, MD, and his colleagues have a pretty good idea why your husband or boyfriend can't put down the Halo 3. In a first-of-its-kind imaging study, the Stanford University School of Medicine researchers have shown that the part of the brain that generates rewarding feelings is more activated in men than women during video-game play.
St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital investigators and collaborators have shown how to predict if a child who is infected with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) while being treated for cancer or another catastrophic disease is at high risk for developing severe infection. The finding will help clinicians improve guidelines for managing these infected children.