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Simulation training in obstetric clerkship improves medical students’ examination scores

Simulation training in obstetric clerkship improves medical students’ examination scores

ScienceDaily (Sep. 2, 2011) — Medical students who practiced on a patient simulator before assisting in real-life vaginal deliveries scored significantly higher on their final examinations than did students receiving a lecture only at the start of an obstetric clerkship. Results of the University of South Florida randomized, controlled trial appear in the September 2011 issue of the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology Continue reading

Training approach appears to improve surgical residents’ patient communication skills for specific cases

Training approach appears to improve surgical residents’ patient communication skills for specific cases

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Odds of detecting HIV varies by method, new study finds

Odds of detecting HIV varies by method, new study finds

ScienceDaily (Aug. 10, 2011) — The odds of effectively detecting HIV in African-American men vary by method, researchers have found. Continue reading

Antibiotic useful for localized treatment of bone wear

Antibiotic useful for localized treatment of bone wear

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Virginia Tech shootings: Professors publish research on post-traumatic stress

Virginia Tech shootings: Professors publish research on post-traumatic stress

ScienceDaily (Aug. 3, 2011) — In the months after the April 16, 2007, shootings at Virginia Tech, two professors administered a survey to assess posttraumatic stress among students. Continue reading

Virginia Tech shootings: Professors publish research on post-traumatic stress

Virginia Tech shootings: Professors publish research on post-traumatic stress

ScienceDaily (Aug. 3, 2011) — In the months after the April 16, 2007, shootings at Virginia Tech, two professors administered a survey to assess posttraumatic stress among students. Continue reading

DVT linked to video gamer’s death

DVT linked to video gamer’s death

30 July 2011 Last updated at 11:44 ET A man whose son died after playing video games for long periods is campaigning for greater awareness of the risk posed by their excessive use. Continue reading

DVT linked to video gamer’s death

DVT linked to video gamer’s death

30 July 2011 Last updated at 11:44 ET A man whose son died after playing video games for long periods is campaigning for greater awareness of the risk posed by their excessive use. Chris Staniforth, 20, who would play his console for up to 12 hours, died in May from deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Continue reading

New data-based strategies and treatment models can improve diabetes care for older African-Americans

New data-based strategies and treatment models can improve diabetes care for older African-Americans

ScienceDaily (July 25, 2011) — Better data are needed to evaluate access to care by minority groups at increased risk for diabetes, such as older African Americans, and to assess the benefits of new community-based treatment strategies, including greater use of health information technology and access to multilevel diabetes education teams, according to a report in Population Health Management , a peer-reviewed journal published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. Older adults of racial or ethnic minority descent tend to have a higher incidence of diabetes than whites, and these populations often have less access to quality health care. Continue reading

One in four gay or lesbian high school students is homeless, Massachusetts study finds

One in four gay or lesbian high school students is homeless, Massachusetts study finds

ScienceDaily (July 21, 2011) — Roughly 1 in 4 lesbian or gay teens and 15 percent of bisexual teens are homeless, versus 3 percent of exclusively heterosexual teens, finds a Children’s Hospital Boston study of more than 6,300 Massachusetts public high school students. Moreover, among teens who were homeless, those who were gay, lesbian or bisexual (GLB) were consistently more likely than heterosexuals to be on their own, unaccompanied by a parent or guardian. The study, published online July 21 by the American Journal of Public Health , is the first to quantify the risk of homelessness among teens of different sexual orientations with population-based data. Continue reading