Tag: "emergency" at biology news
Voice from the grave
... "The goal is to have a diagnostic device for emergency
rooms or that could be linked up to helplines," he says. "It could help volunteers on those phones answer the question: is this person in danger of committing suicide?" Emma Charvet from The Samaritans, which runs helplines for suicida...
Giant jellies invade Gulf of Mexico threatening shrimp fishery
...abama Sea Grant Consortium is providing $10,000 in emergency
research funding to learn more about these invaders and their potential threat. Graham and Harriet Perry, Director of the Center for Fisheries Research & Development at the Gulf Coast Research Lab in Ocean Springs, MS are heading up the research team...
Putting medical research on-line to give patients the information they need
...lped prepare the fetus for premature delivery (via emergency
cesarean section) at 32 weeks. Jean used Medline, the US Government's National Institutes for Health (NIH) abstract archive, to locate the research articles that were relevant to her disorders. The research articles then had to be obtained through l...
USGS reports increase of sea otters in recent survey
...an to decline. Following the state of California's emergency
restrictions on set-net fishing, the population increased again until 1995, but has since declined. In 1977 the California sea otter was listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. Disease, contaminants, starvation, and entanglement or en...
Novel resuscitative fluid developed at University of Pittsburgh shows promise in animal studies
...re hemorrhage, such as that seen in the trauma and emergency
medicine setting. The findings were presented July 1 at the 46th Annual Conference and Exposition of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs in New York City. HemoMax is a plant-derived preparation that is intended to achieve maximal ox...
Cocaine use while pregnant may cause ADHD
... infants seeking medical care primarily through an emergency
service might be as high as 1 in 3 to 6 infants in a predominantly inner-city population. Yet, researchers find it difficult to isolate the specific effects of prenatal exposure to the drug in children because of confounding factors such as prenatal...
Northwestern scientists shed new light on neurodegenerative diseases
...rative diseases there is a race between the body's emergency
crew of heat shock proteins and the protein misfolding that drives the formation of dangerous aggregates in the cell," said Morimoto, who was first to clone a human heat shock gene in 1985. "When a more critical distress call arises in another part o...
Clot-busting drugs don't benefit older heart attack patients
...elief among doctors, clot-busting drugs-- the main emergency
treatment for heart attack victims --fail to benefit patients more than 75 years old and may actually increase their risk of death, according to results of a Johns Hopkins-led study. Older heart attack patients who received intravenous thrombolytic...
'Real world' offers data to enhance safety of ambulance transport of children
...nificant injury risk to individual children during emergency
transport. "It is known that ambulance transport h...percent were transported on the lap of a parent or emergency
medical technician. In addition, researchers observed that 13 different types of EMS equipment were ...
UCSF study finds danger in marathon runners drinking too much water
... The brain responds to the pressure by sending an emergency
distress call to release water into the lungs. Th.... In preparation for this year's marathon season, emergency
room physicians should be educated about hyponatremia, and how to treat it, Arieff said. Most colla...
Time important in transporting critically injured to trauma centers
In the continuing debate among emergency
medical services (EMS) personnel regarding the bes...injury, the quicker patients got themselves to the emergency
department, almost as if they recognized the severity of their own injuries." For the current study...
Isolated Barbados population helps researchers zero in on asthma and allergic disease genes
...cation, and patients had approximately 1.2 million emergency
room visits and 445,000 hospitalization days. For more information about asthma and allergy research at Johns Hopkins, visit http://www.hopkins-allergy.org ....
NIEHS urges safety workers to prepare for Y2K false alarms and malfunctions
...he chemical workers athazardous facilities and the emergency
responders who will be on duty, for ourprotection,... industry, hazardous materials related fields, and emergency
responseactivities. The Y2k awareness materials include a handbook with an overview ofwho and what t...
Virtual reality training tool pits emergency rescue teams against computerized terrorist attack
...ictims of a terrorist attack can't save lives.Soon emergency
medical technicians (EMTs) and firefighters may be...e found throughout the airport. BioSimMER can help emergency
personnel make better decisions if ever they arecalled on to respond in a real chem-bio attack, says...
As Hurricane Floyd moves up the Atlantic Coast . . . .
... . This real-time information isindispensable for emergency
preparedness and the rapid communication of floodinformation to National Weather Service river forecast centers, the U.S. ArmyCorps of Engineers, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Although many USGS offices along Floyd's path were closed ...
USGS responds to Hurricane Floyd in Virginia
...ts are needed by floodforecasters in order to warn emergency
management officials and the public ofrising water levels. Water-quality sampling is important during and after storms because storm runoffcan wash large amounts of nutrients, sediment, pesticides, and othercontaminants into rivers, streams, and Che...
Statewide evacuation plan for animals developed by Clemson University
...l veterinarian, is statewide directorof the animal emergency
preparedness program. She has united a number of animalsupport groups throughout South Carolina and neighboring states, including thestate Department of Agriculture, Department of Health and Environmental Control,Department of Natural Resources, Ass...
Agency awards $8.2 million to study how air pollution affects us
...h outcomes can be eithermortality or visits to the emergency
room," Koenig says. Investigators are also interested in what kinds of particles people areexposed to in their homes and in everyday living, and how this compares withregion-wide pollution measurements that now appear in newspapers or ontelev...
USGS scientists tracking Hurricane Bret's effects
...al-time flood data in the wake ofHurricane Bret to emergency
managers and others who then use the data to makedecisions on evacuations and water management. As Bret struck the Texas coast Sunday evening, real-time streamflow gagestracked storm runoff from 15 sites in south Texas including two newly installeds...
Even in the Amazon jungles, treatment for heat exhaustion is the same as it is right here at home
... and Dr. Hardy added oralrehydration salt from her emergency
kit. "We made a salty drink and gave hersmall sips because if you give too much, the sufferer will throw it right backup. We moistened a bandana with water, added a little bit of lavender/peppermintoil to make it even a little bit more cooling, and p...
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