Dr. Andrés Peña Arrebola Head of Section, Hospital Ramon y Cajal Director of Rehabilitation Journal
The goal of rehabilitation is to improve the quality of life of people with disabilities.
With advances in medicine, currently it saves more lives but in many cases these people left with functional deficits, they can survive for many years. This raises the demand to improve their level of independence, while the current welfare societies before the obligation to meet these requirements if possible. These arise in the merely physical but also the emotional, family, social, employment and economic.
Research in Rehabilitation, therefore, has to be raised to meet the demands in each of these areas: biological, behavioral and social. The primary objective of the clinical investigator is to produce scientifically valid evidence, clinically relevant and statistically accurate. The rehabilitation physician serves and continually monitors patients in the recovery phase. This situation leads to identify problems without satisfactory solution so far, raising and seeking new alternatives.
Also studying creative act can occur otherwise. Occasionally comes by inspiration, causing what is called phenomenon "aha" (yuxtaponible the famous Archimedes eureka: I found it). Sometimes the research process culminates with imagination, conceiving a new idea and great that shattered the previous known that explained a phenomenon or an entire doctrine, being the prototype bizarre genius, in the etymological sense of the word. However, in many spheres of human activity, only he who seeks finds and inspiration rather than perspiration or account first arrive in the second, as referred to by some famous writers, enhancing the methodical work. We must also consider how organized and methodical worker without being brilliant and revolutionary systems may discover new, you can get interesting contributions on a previous idea more relevant.
We have said before that in the process of rehabilitation of the disabled concur many factors, from the biological to the social. Hence, an important feature of research in this field is that of a team made. This must be included the patient, or at least should be reflected faithfully what their needs, failing to be working on abstractions that have no practical relevance. The rehabilitation physician, physiotherapist, occupational and speech therapists, orthopedic technicians, engineers, biostatisticians, epidemiologists, apart from other professionals, can produce results more complete and satisfactory than any professional work isolated individual known only one facet the process.
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WHY U.S. MEDIA DISMISSED THE LANCET STUDY OF 100,000 IRAQI CIVILIAN DEAD
The Chronicle of Higher Education today has a top-drawer article about the researchers from Johns Hopkins and Columbia Universities who published the study in the British medical journal The Lancet suggesting there were 100,000 Iraqi civilian dead from the war and the occupation. Lila Guterman, the article's author, notes that, "On the eve of a contentious presidential election -- fought in part over U.S. policy on Iraq -- many American newspapers and television news programs ignored the study or buried reports about it far from the top headlines
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In a study published in the Christmas 2008 issue of the British Medical Journal (and not one of their prank articles), Aaron Carroll, M.D., M.S., and Rachel Vreeman, M.D., M.S., of the Indiana University School of Medicine, explore the science behind six myths commonly associated with the holidays yet relevant year-round.
Sugar makes kids hyperactive.
Suicides increase over the holidays.
Poinsettias are toxic.
You lose most of your body heat through your head.
Eating at night makes you fat
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Lots of research on the topic:
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Leigh, J. and T. Driscoll (2003). "Malignant mesothelioma in Australia, 1945-2002." Int J Occup Environ Health 9(3): 206-17.
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New laws banning abortion after 20 weeks are2013-08-07 16:10:31 by GodAlmighty
Based on pseudoscience
- and real research proves it conclusively. The fetus at 20 weeks cant actually feel anything at all. Which is to say, the fundamental justification for these laws is a really big, really popular lie...
Probably because there really isnt any. The limited research used to support such claims has been refuted as pseudoscience by both the Journal of the American Medical Association and the British Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. (Not to mention smaller studies from researchers at Harvard University, University College London and elsewhere
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