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Children With Ear Deformity May Need Help To Improve School Performance
2013-07-19 09:01:32

Washington University School of Medicine Children born with a complete absence of the external ear canal, even if only one ear is affected, are more likely than their peers to struggle in school, according to new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Hearing amplification and corrective surgery are available for the condition, called aural atresia. But many children with single ear atresia (unilateral atresia) often are not treated, even though they have...

Distinguishing Bacterial From Viral Infections In Children With Fever
2013-07-16 09:17:31

Washington University School of Medicine In children with fever but no other symptoms of illness, it is difficult to know whether a child has a viral infection that will resolve on its own or a potentially serious bacterial infection that requires antibiotics. Now, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis report that they can distinguish between viral and bacterial infections in children with fever by profiling the activity of genes in a blood sample. In a...

2013-07-10 19:25:06

Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and George Washington University (GWU) have developed a method to rapidly identify pathogenic species and strains causing illnesses, such as pneumonia, that could help lead to earlier detection of disease outbreaks and pinpoint effective treatments more quickly. The findings are featured online in the journal Genome Research. Emerging sequencing technologies have revolutionized the collection of genomic data for bioforensics,...

2013-07-09 14:57:19

Many Americans will not have preventive coverage for cancer screenings, diabetes tests, heart disease counseling and other important services Existing Medicaid beneficiaries have largely been left out of the health reform movement when it comes to preventive services that can ward off cancer, heart disease and other potentially deadly diseases, according to a new study by researchers at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services (SPHHS). The study,...

2013-06-20 23:16:18

Abraham Lincoln University School of Law, a member of California Alliance of Paralegal Association, announces their upcoming attendance at the Educational Conference on June 22, 2013. (PRWEB) June 20, 2013 Abraham Lincoln University School of Law will be attending the California Alliance of Paralegal Association (CAPA) Educational Conference on June 22, 2013 at the Crowne Plaza International Hotel-LAX. ALU is a Sustaining Member of CAPA, and will be showcased in the Exhibit Hall at the...

2013-06-14 13:54:55

States that want to reduce rates of adult smoking may consider implementing stringent tobacco restrictions on teens, suggests a new study by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The researchers discovered that states with more restrictive limits on teens purchasing tobacco also have lower adult smoking rates, especially among women. And compared with states with less restrictive limits, they also tend to have fewer adult heavy smokers. The study is...

2013-05-21 23:22:53

The NRMP announces new leadership for its Board of Directors. Western Michigan University School of Medicine´s founding dean, Hal B. Jenson, MD, MBA will lead the organization´s mission and continued growth. Washington, D.C (PRWEB) May 21, 2013 The National Resident Matching Program NRMP® (NRMP®) is pleased to announce four transitions for its Board of Directors. Hal B. Jenson, M.D., M.B.A, Founding Dean of the Western Michigan University School of Medicine, has been...

2013-05-21 14:57:52

A new diagnostic test for a worm infection that can lead to severe enlargement and deformities of the legs and genitals is far more sensitive than the currently used test, according to results of a field study in Liberia, in West Africa, where the infection is endemic. The new test found evidence of the infection — lymphatic filariasis — in many more people that the standard test had missed. The study, the first to independently evaluate the new test, was led by researchers...

2013-05-07 10:55:12

First use of pumpless paracorporeal assist device in the very young, presentation at 93rd AATS Annual Meeting Adults with end-stage respiratory failure and pulmonary hypertension requiring ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) have been "bridged" toward lung transplantation with novel lung assist devices such as the Novalung. This and related devices work based on pumpless application of oxygenators. A presentation by David M. Hoganson, MD, and colleagues from Washington University...


Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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