PTSD prevalence among OEF-OIF Veterans
A meta-analysis on PTSD prevalence among Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan suggests that, on average, 23 percent of these Veterans have been diagnosed with the condition. The figure is based on combined data from 33 studies, most of which used VA health care statistics.
Waging war against hospital infections
New practices in how urinary catheters are used, and special catheters coated with antibacterial silver, could combine to help dramatically lower the rates of catheter-associated urinary tract infections, a major problem for hospitals nationwide.
Hand gestures and memory
In experiments involving people with Parkinson's disease and a puzzle called the Tower of Hanoi, researchers in Iowa have revealed new clues about the role of hand gestures in memory and learning.
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