News tagged with literature
Creative arts therapies (CATs) can improve anxiety, depression, pain symptoms and quality of life among cancer patients, although the effect was reduced during follow-up in a study by Timothy W. Puetz, Ph.D., M.P.H., of the ...
Cancer May 13, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
A study by Jeffrey P. Brosco, M.D., Ph.D., of the University of Miami, Florida, and colleagues examines the relationship between medical interventions in early childhood and the increasing prevalence of later intellectual ...
Pediatrics Apr 29, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
For women with abdominal pain or vaginal bleeding during early pregnancy, patient history and clinical examination alone are insufficient to indicate or eliminate the possibility of ectopic pregnancy, while transvaginal sonography ...
Obstetrics & gynaecology Apr 23, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
The spleen is rarely noticed, until it is missing. In children born without this organ, that doesn't happen until they become sick with life-threatening bacterial infections. An international team of researchers led by scientists ...
Genetics Apr 11, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
New research has questioned the reliability of neuroscience studies, saying that conclusions could be misleading due to small sample sizes.
Neuroscience Apr 10, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
The decision to perform an invasive procedure to open clogged arteries in the heart instead of first trying medication and lifestyle changes may not reduce a patient's risk of death or of a major cardiac ...
Cardiology Apr 09, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
A paper by a group of Italian investigators in the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics provides new data on the role of illness behavior in determining the illness impact.
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 04, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—Parent behavior training is an effective and well-studied intervention for preschoolers at risk of developing attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a new review shows.
Attention deficit disorders Apr 01, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
In an examination of a type of treatment for allergic rhinitis and asthma that is used in Europe but not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, researchers found moderate strength in the evidence from previous ...
Immunology Mar 26, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
A review of the available medical literature suggests that data on experience-related outcomes in children's surgery are limited and vary widely in methodologic quality, according to a report published Online First by JAMA Pe ...
Pediatrics Mar 25, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
The belief among medical professionals in the 1950s that the mortality rate for type A acute aortic dissection during the initial 24 hours was one to two percent per hour appears to hold true in the contemporary era of treatment, ...
Cardiology Mar 10, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—It's common knowledge that a child who misses a meal can't concentrate in school. But what happens years down the road? Does that missed meal have any bearing on health in adulthood?
Psychology & Psychiatry Feb 27, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
The belief that nervous shock can cause you to go grey overnight (medically termed canities subita) is one of those tales which could nearly be true. There are certainly cases in medical literature of ra ...
Health Feb 27, 2013 | not rated yet | 4
Dialysis patients using catheters to access the blood have the highest risks for death, infections, and cardiovascular events compared with patients using other types of vascular access, according to an analysis appearing ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Feb 21, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Medical literature long has touted the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids for the heart. But until now, researchers have not studied the potential benefit for people on hemodialysis, who are among the highest-risk patients for ...
Cardiology Feb 06, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Literature (from Latin litterae (plural); letter) is the art of written works, and is not bound to published sources (although, under circumstances unpublished sources can be exempt). The word literature literally means "acquaintance with letters" and the pars pro toto term "letters" is sometimes used to signify "literature," as in the figures of speech "arts and letters" and "man of letters." The two major classifications of literature are poetry and prose.
"Literature" is differentiated from popular and ephemeral classes of writing. Terms such as "literary fiction" and "literary merit" are used to distinguish individual works as art-literature rather than vernacular writing, and some critics exclude works from being "literary", for example, on grounds of weak or faulty style, use of slang, poor characterization and shallow or contrived construction. Others exclude all genres such as romance, crime and mystery, science fiction, horror and fantasy. Pop lyrics, which are not technically a written medium at all, have also been drawn into this controversy.
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