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Particulate matter causing air pollution
...maturedeath, and increased hospital admissions and emergency
room visits; increasedrespiratory symptoms and disease; decreased lung function; and alterations inlung tissue and structure and in respiratory tract defense mechanisms....
Drought worsens, spreads
...ons in place. Maryland declareda statewide drought emergency
last week and implemented mandatory water-userestrictions this week. In many estuaries, encroachment of the salt front is one of the most seriousimpacts of the drought. In the Delaware and Hudson rivers, the line wheresaltwater ends and freshwater b...
DNA: A sloppier copier
...lf-inflicted wounds, caused by a highlyerror-prone emergency
DNA copying system of a novel kind. The discovery ...nfound that these organism have a highly developed emergency
defense mechanism torepair damage caused by radiation. Within an hour after exposure, enzymes begin...
Groundwater impacted by fire-fighting foams
... to the environment at fire-trainingfacilities and emergency
response sites was unknown, says Jennifer A. Field,Ph.D., of Oregon State University. Commercial AFFF mixtures are proprietary innature, Field says, but they are known to contain fluorocarbon- andhydrocarbon-based surfactants. Field developed an ana...
USGS reports continued decline of California sea otters
...rnia halibut. The State of California imposed emergency
restrictions on set-net fishing, and soon thereafter the California sea otter population increased. The spring 1999 survey was conducted following a survey protocol that USGS sea otter researchers developed in 1982. Each spr...
Genetic testing of pregnant women with liver illness could save infant lives
...ptoms of the deficiency. She died on the way tothe emergency
room. "The autopsy said she had a fatty liver, but... and later had to be rushed to the hospital for an emergency
Cesareansection. Six months after Sarah died, the Carrolls decided to have another child.Je...
U.S. In The Midst Of A Heroin Epidemic, But Many Overdose Deaths Can Be Prevented
...ould reduce the number of deaths. A specialist in emergency
medicine who treats patients at the UCSF-affiliate... on the drug, he adds. In the U.S., heroin-related emergency
department visits have doubled from 33,900in 1990 to 70,500 in 1996. Of persons who inject heroin, ...
Controlling Problem Snakes: Saipan Benefits From USGS Research
... tree snakebites. One in every 1200 visits to the emergency
rooms on Guam, a formerlysnake-free island, is for snake bite; many are children bitten in their homes. Brown tree snakes also add a significant economic burden to the community bycausing power outages and damaging electrical lines. Since 1978, more ...
Largest Acoustics Meeting In History Expected
...Suicide Risk. After many years of experience in emergency
rooms and office consultations with suicidal patients, clinical professionals can often successfully detect at-risk patients. While such professionals typically listen very closely to the content of a patient's words, they often detect warning signs...
Baby Dolphin "Little Orphan Annie" Loses Battle For Her Life
...ke "Annie" andwhales such as "Mulder" who received emergency
care at Harbor Branch just lastweek. We are very grateful for Representative Minton's continued support. Conceptual plans for the facility have already been drawn up. "It will be a muchneeded marine mammal care facility especially crucial for Florid...
Hopkins Center For Civilian Biodefense Studies Co-Sponsors Symposium On Medical/Public Health Response To Bioterrorism
...n ofattack is likely to be people sick or dying in emergency
rooms or clinics. Further, some of themost serious...iologicalagent must focus on primary care doctors, emergency
room physicians and nurses,infectiousdisease specialists, infection control professionals, hospital ...
Alien Species Cost U.S. $123 Billion A Year
...n people each year, sending 800,000 patientsto the emergency
room, resulting in loss of life and approximately $30 millionin medical costs. Wild dogs running in packs in Florida, Texas and other statescause an estimated $10 million a year in livestock losses, rivaling or exceedingthe damage from wolves and ot...
American Heart Association Announces Top 10 Research Advances For 1998 -- Gene Therapy Among The List
...mmunity education campaigns get more people to the emergency
room At the American Heart Association's Scientif...rm goal is to reduce the time people delay seeking emergency
care for heart attack because the quicker that people seek treatment, the greater their chances of s...
Children, Pets Who Swallow Post-1982 Pennies At Risk For Stomach Upset, EvenUlcers
...ission, more than 21,000children made trips to the emergency
room after swallowing coins in 1997. "We w...ing stomach pain or vomiting, bring the child toan emergency
room and report that a penny was swallowed....
Environmental Factors Contribute To High Blood Pressure In African-American Males
...falmost 50 percent and a decrease of 75 percent in emergency
room visits. Results of the study will be pr.... In addition,the number ofvisits the men made to emergency
departments decreased from 145 to 35 during thetime theintervention team was in place. The men ...
Weird Creatures Have Some Lessons For Organ Transplants
...d lead to planned, elective operations rather than emergency
surgery." Sheadds that recipients could have a greater choice of donor organs, improvingtheir chances of a good match. But she cautions that the quality of transplantorgans must be maintained during long-term storage. "The condition of organs iscruci...
Zinc In Sludge From Spanish Reservoir Break Equals Mine's Annual Output, Researchers Find
...ntaminated with zinc, Dr. van Geenreported. While emergency
dikes successfully diverted the contaminated sludgeaway from Doana National Park, a nearby wildlife reserve, vegetation andwildlife in other areas were exposed to the pollution, he said. Dr. van Geen plans to compare the nearby Tinto-Odiel w...
Multi Drug Resistant-TB: Russian Economic Collapse Will Lead To Global Spread Of
"Ebola With Wings"
...nder control. The minimum estimate for anationwide emergency
program is $100 million. This cost is small in comparisonto the loss of life and potential global economic damage that can be anticipatedin the near future if the problem of MDR-TB in Russia is not addressed today....
Debilitating Pancreatic Disorder Linked To Cystic Fibrosis Gene
...,especially when patients in extreme pain go to an emergency
room and areexamined by physicians unfamiliar with their condition. "When patients with severe abdominal pain are examined, the specificfindings in pancreatitis can lead physicians to underestimate the severity oftheir inflammation and pain,"...
Secrets Of The S.O.S Repair Service
... off than you were before the problem occurred. An emergency
repair "service" that fixes DNA, the genetic mater...se enzymes fail to do their job. Time to call the emergency
repairmen. For more than 20 years, scientists have known that apart from the regular repair enzymes,...
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