News: November 2005

Baby-talk in Cantonese

Baby talk is sometimes called infant-directed speech, parentese or even motherese. It is used by caregivers worldwide. In this research Cantonese-speaking mothers are being recorded interacting wi...

02 Nov '05 | Child Development | Australia

Two thirds of physiotherapy staff suffer from work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs)

According to a recent report more than two thirds of UK physiotherapy staff suffer from work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) wants the UK Nati...

03 Nov '05 | Physiotherapy | UK

Vitamin D + Taxotere extends lives of men with advanced prostate cancer

Men with advanced prostate cancer who take an experimental, high-dose vitamin D pill with chemotherapy live about eight months longer than those receiving chemotherapy and placebo, according to a n...

05 Nov '05 | Prostate Cancer | Oregon, USA

Reflecting on personal values offers protection from effects of stress

Reflecting on meaningful values provides biological and psychological protection from the adverse effects of stress, according to UCLA psychologists writing in the November issue of the journal Psy...

05 Nov '05 | Mental Health | CA, USA

NZ study finds babies fed goat milk formula have same growth rates as babies fed cow milk formula

Goat milk infant formula is a suitable alternative to cow milk formula according to a new study by experts in Auckland, New Zealand. The trial involved 72 infants in Auckland who were enrolled in t...

08 Nov '05 | Milk | New Zealand

NHS Confederation comment on Herceptin

10 Nov '05 | Herceptin | UK

Massive international effort stops polio epidemic across 10 west and central African countries

Public health experts have confirmed that a polio epidemic in ten countries in west and central Africa - Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea,...

11 Nov '05 | Polio | Africa

Paternity Secrets: Why Women Don't Tell

Research conducted in Australia suggests that mothers caught up in situations where paternity is misattributed are ordinary women caught in a real-life nightmare not women deliberately setting out ...

12 Nov '05 | Paternity | Australia

Maryland Researchers investigate benefit of acupuncture for in vitro fertilization

Infertility specialists at the University of Maryland, MD (USA), are researching the possible effects of acupuncture on pregnancy rates for couples undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF), a proces...

19 Nov '05 | Fertility | Maryland, USA

Carry your own Personal Health Record (PHR)? Some Americans do.

A personal health record (PHR) is usually a paper-based personal health diary that patients can take with them when they visit a health care provider. The diary contains everything from medications...

20 Nov '05 | Health Records | USA

Preparing worriers for psychotherapy before it starts might help

Preparing worriers for psychotherapy before it starts might help them to continue with the treatment and learn how to manage their anxiety according to a recent Canadian study.

20 Nov '05 | CBT | Canada

Breastfeeding benefits mothers by reducing risk of Type 2 Diabetes

A study of over 157,000 mothers in the United States has found that breastfeeding could reduce their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes for up to 15 years.Details from Diabetes UK Press Office.

23 Nov '05 | Breastfeeding

Government of Canada to establish a Canadian Mental Health Commission

Canadian Health Minister Ujjal Dosanjh has announced that the government of Canada will establish a Canadian Mental Health Commission, in consultation with the provinces and territories and stakeho...

24 Nov '05 | Mental Health | Canada

Queensland scientists break new ground in fight against infection & chronic disease

Scientists from Queensland University in Australia are developing new treatments for acute infections, chronic inflammatory diseases and cancer. Their research could revolutionise treatments for c...

25 Nov '05 | Australia

Charities launch new guide to improve health and social care services for deaf people with mental health needs

Service Provider's Guide aims to raise awareness of the basic rights of deaf people when accessing mental health services. It will help providers implement the additional measures called for in the...

26 Nov '05 | Mental Health | UK

ADHD Medication might also treat the symptoms of hyperactivity in autism

Methylphenidate, a medication used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), may be effective in treating hyperactivity symptoms in children with autism and related pervasive develo...

27 Nov '05 | ADHD & Autism | CT, USA

Non-surgical lung volume reduction treatment for emphysema

27 Nov '05 | Emphysema | Maryland, USA

Studying brain activity could aid diagnosis of social phobia

Recent research suggests that people suffering generalised social phobia experience increased brain activity when confronted with threatening faces or frightening social situations.

28 Nov '05 | Mental Health | Australia

Edinburgh University's new MRI scanner opens to horses from Scotland and North of England

New equipment has been designed so the horse only has to be sedated and walked up to the scanner. Traditional MRI systems require the horse to be anaesthetised which carries some risk to the patien...

29 Nov '05 | MRI Technology | Scotland

New UK guide will improve life chances for children with complex disabilities

The inequalities challenging disabled children will be addressed by a new guide by the UK Department of Health. It will help to ensure that children with complex disabilities receive better, more c...

30 Nov '05 | Disabled Children | UK

Angels encourage us to develop mental, spiritual and emotional clarity.

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