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Organize for Better Thinking and Memory
We all think with ideas and information that we hold in working memory . Working memory is like a scratch pad with a succession of content on the pad that is streamed into the brain s thinking apparatus. What is held on the working memory scratch pad is either retrieved from memory or inserted from real-time experience like what you are reading or hearing .
Psychology Today - Sat. Apr 16
Public health concern as data reveals high prevalence of hepatitis B among ref...
April 16, 2016, Barcelona, Spain A new study presented today demonstrates the potential challenge posed to public health systems across Europe as a result of the prevalence of Hepatitis B among new refugee populations. The study was presented at The International Liver Congress trade 2016 in Barcelona, Spain. With nearly one million asylum applications lodged in Germany alone last year,1 the European Union EU is experiencing an unprecedented wave of immigr ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Apr 16
Low-cost generic direct-acting antiviral treatment for hep C is equivalent to ...
April 16, 2016, Barcelona, Spain Data presented today demonstrates that generic direct-acting antivirals DAAs are as effective and safe as branded treatments to cure Hepatitis C. The summary results presented today at The International Liver Congress trade 2016 in Barcelona, Spain, showed high sustained virologic response SVR after treatment with generic sofosbuvir, ledipasvir, daclatasvir and ribavirin, confirming clinical efficacy equivalent to outcomes ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Apr 16
New study demonstrates efficacy of all-oral treatment regimens in adolescents ...
April 16, 2016, Barcelona, Spain Adolescents with Hepatitis C HCV could benefit from a combination of direct-acting antivirals, according to new data presented today at The International Liver Congress trade 2016 in Barcelona, Spain. The study demonstrated that adolescent patients with HCV genotype 1 aged 12 to 18 years who were treated for 12 weeks with a fixed dose combination of ledipasvir and sofosbuvir attained high sustained virologic response SVR ra ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Apr 16
Waist not weight -- the key to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
April 16, 2016, Barcelona, Spain A new study presented today demonstrates that a build-up of fat around the waist can cause more serious complications than obesity in the development of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease NAFLD . The study was presented at The International Liver CongressTM 2016 in Barcelona, Spain. NAFLD is a condition in which fat builds up in the liver. In some cases this accumulation of fat can cause inflammation of the liver and eventua ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Apr 16
Standardizing care improves outcomes for infants born with neonatal abstinence...
Standardizing hospital care policies across institutions for infants diagnosed with drug withdrawal symptoms at birth reduces their length of treatment and hospitalization, according to new collaborative research led by Vermont Oxford Network, Vanderbilt and the University of Michigan Health System. Neonatal abstinence syndrome NAS is a drug withdrawal syndrome experienced by infants exposed to opioids, or narcotic drugs like oxycodone, while in utero. NAS ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Apr 16
Study Links Green Spaces to Longer Lives for Women
Women living in homes surrounded by lots of trees and vegetation may have a lower risk of death than those in areas with less greenery, a new study suggests. Researchers sifted through data on more than 108,000 women across the United States. The information was collected between 2000 and 2008. The researchers found that women living in the greenest surroundings had a 12 percent lower risk of death than those in the least green locations. The study also fo ...
Healthday - Fri. Apr 15
5 Life Hacks for Mindfulness in the Workplace
Almost every blogger in the self-improvement space has written about mindfulness recently us included. You ve likely tried it. Some of you have stuck with it. But you, too, might be experiencing what we did a year or two after beginning down the road of meditation and mindfulness Life was better, but big, harry, pivotal life moments could spin us like whirling dervishes . For most people, this whirl happens at work where such a mode is often glorified.
Psychology Today - Fri. Apr 15
The Case Against Viktor Frankl
This year marks the 70th anniversary of Viktor Frankl s landmark Holocaust testimony Man s Search for Meaning . The book inspired millions with its nevertheless-say-yes-to-life attitude as Frankl, who was interned at Auschwitz in the fall of 1944, urged stoic suffering in the years following the Holocaust. His tragic optimism is also the lynchpin of his own brand of existential meaning therapy called logotherapy, which has been trailed by controversy in th ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Apr 15
Young Adults in the 21st Century: 6 New Ways They Are Living
In 1956, there was not much mystery in the question of how young adults were living their lives. The median age at which men got married was 22.5. That means by that by age 22.5, half of all men who would get married had already done so. For women, the age at which they first married was even younger 20.1. Now, half of all men who will eventually marry for the first time still have not done so by the time they reach 29.2. The age of first marriage for wome ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Apr 15
Plasma genotyping to predict treatment benefit in patients with NSCLC
GENEVA, Switzerland, 15 April 2016 - The benefit of plasma genotyping to predict treatment benefit in patients with non-small-cell lung cancer NSCLC is confirmed in three studies presented today at the European Lung Cancer Conference ELCC 2016 in Geneva, Switzerland.1 Researchers however warned that plasma tests are unlikely to fully replace tissue biopsies. Patients with NSCLC are tested for epidermal growth factor receptor EGFR mutations which indicate t ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Apr 15
Patients with EGFR expressing NSCLC benefit most from necitumumab added to che...
GENEVA, Switzerland, 15 April 2016 - Patients with epidermal growth factor receptor EGFR expressing advanced squamous non-small-cell lung cancer benefit most from necitumumab added to gemcitabine and cisplatin chemotherapy, according to a subgroup analysis from the SQUIRE trial presented today at the European Lung Cancer Conference ELCC 2016 in Geneva, Switzerland.1 The randomised phase III SQUIRE trial demonstrated that the addition of necitumumab to gemc ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Apr 15
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