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Children Who Concentrate Are More Likely to Cross Streets Safely

American Psychological Association (APA)

How can we help kids cross streets more safely? Improving their abilities to concentrate and switch their attention may be part of the answer. British psychologists studied these two central attentional skills in children ages four to 10 in relation to how safely they crossed the street. The results suggest that children who can concentrate and switch their attention better may cross more safely.

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Statistics Training That Helps Doctors Figure the Odds of Illness Better

American Psychological Association (APA)

Two German psychologists have found a better way to teach basic statistical concepts, based on the way people naturally weigh the odds. This approach can help patients, and the doctors who advise them, more accurately assess the meaning of test results.

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Article ID: 26022

41st ICAAC Postponed Until December 2001

American Society for Microbiology (ASM)

The 41st Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, originally scheduled for September 22-25, 2001 in Chicago has been postponed due to the tragic events on September 11. The tentative dates for the new meeting are December 16-19, 2001.

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Faculty Share Expertise on Attack on America

University at Albany, State University of New York

The following is a list of University at Albany faculty from various areas on campus who are available to comment on the Sept. 11 terrorist attack. This list will be updated regularly.

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War Powers Act, Rebuilding Airlines and Military, and Impact on Families and Children

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The following additional University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill professors are available to the media for analysis and commentary on Tuesday's (Sept. 11) tragic events and the aftermath.

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Research Debunks Suggested Link Between Chiropractic and Stroke

World Chiropractic Alliance (WCA)

A study found serious flaws in research literature often used to support accusations about a supposed link between cervical adjustments and strokes. The Journal editor notes that strong political and economic factors frequently provoke a rash of medical articles on the so-called "dangers" of chiropractic.

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Alternatives to Weightlifting

Mayo Clinic

Resistance training -- strength building exercises like weightlifting -- has been the darling of the exercise set in recent years. Resistance training builds muscle and prevents bone loss, injury and weight gain. But some people avoid resistance training because an injury or health condition makes weightlifting impossible. For these people, there are several effective alternatives.

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Bone Density Scanning: Who Needs It?

Mayo Clinic

Did you know that if you're over the age of 50, you have a 50 percent chance of having an osteoporosis-related bone fracture? That's surprising news for many women.

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Taming Herpes

Mayo Clinic

If you don't have a herpes virus somewhere in your body, consider yourself lucky. You're one of few Americans to escape this pesky bug.

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Improved Snoring Treatment: Less Pain, More Gain

University of North Carolina Health Care System

A new study at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine offers new hope for habitual snorers and those who must endure their nighttime cacophonies.

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