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Researchers map the sexual network of an entire high school

...rison, many adult sexual networks are more like an airline hub system where many points are connected to a small number of hubs. "We went into this study believing we would find a core model, with a small group of people who are sexually active," Moody said. "We were surprised to find a very different kind o...

Requip tablets treat symptoms of primary RLS

...rolonged sitting such as movies, long car rides or airline flights. When evaluating patients' symptoms of RLS, it is important for healthcare providers to rule out other underlying conditions that are associated with secondary RLS symptoms, such as iron deficiency, pregnancy and renal failure. Significant...

GSK'S Requip(R) (ropinirole HCl) significantly reduces periodic leg movements in patients with RLS

...avoid activities such as movies, long car rides or airline flights. Requip Shown to Improve Sleep and Reduce PLMS In this study, 65 patients with at least moderately severe RLS and PLMS who met the International RLS Study Group criteria for RLS and had 5 PLMS per hour on a screening polysomnogram were inc...

First national sleep conference March 29-30 explores sleep's role in public health

...ed crashes) and public transit incidents including airline crashes, to medical errors. Dr. David Dinges of the University of Pennsylvania will describe ways to prevent, detect, and treat various contributing factors to sleepiness and fatigue, such as disorders and sedating medications, work hours and shift w...

Sepsis drug also protects brain cells

...nto a state of hyper-signaling, much as a panicked airline crew might react as their plane plunges toward the ocean. In the brain, the process results in high levels of chemicals that kill cells and are responsible for a great deal of brain damage from stroke, brain injury, and Alzheimer's and Huntington's d...

NHS set for 'airline style' transformation

...hor. Will it work? Only time will tell. But if the airline business is anything to go by, things will certainly be different, and the cosy duopoly of the NHS and mainstream private providers will be a thing of the past, she concludes....

Stanford researchers weigh risks vs. benefits of self-referred body scanning

...larly, scanning technology could be used to screen airline passengers for security risks. A scan can show increased blood flow in parts of the brain linked to violent behavior, for example, but no one knows why that part of the brain might be more active on any given day. "There's a great risk of misusing th...

Can we halt the deadly SARS?

...gnosed cases, he says, as it only started checking airline passengers for SARS on 31 March. "Any country where the healthcare infrastructure is not good and there are crowded living environments may be an area where SARS could establish and maintain itself- and that would be a problem for the world." For the...

Is there a neurologist on this flight?

...edical air-to-ground consultations of a major U.S. airline that flies 50 million, or 10 percent, of all U.S. passengers per year. Mayo routinely provides real-time, in-flight consultation to this airline. From 1995 to 2000, there were 2,042 medical incidents, with 312 emergency landings (diversions). Neu...

Development of blood clots following long-haul flights prevented with single dose of enoxaparin sodium

...primarily in the legs, were prevented in long-haul airline travelers with a history of heart disease through a single dose of the widely prescribed antithrombotic agent enoxaparin sodium (Clexane(R)/Lovenox(R)), according to a new study. The San Valentino Screening Project (the Italian equivalent of the well...

UT Southwestern researchers find automated external defibrilators are safe and effective aboard airplanes

...llas have found that a device which can be used by airline flight crews can save the lives of sudden cardiac ... all but 15 cases. The devices were approved for airline use in 1996 by the Food and Drug Administration. In 1998, the Aviation Medical Assistance Act was pa...

Psychologist finds low-cost methods to prevent pharmacy mistakes

...rking pharmacists could come and work the same way airline pilots use flight simulators....

Colorado State receives $6.25 million from National Institutes of Health to discover and test new drugs against tuberculosis

...everal anti-TB drugs. Easily spread through modern airline travel worldwide, Orme describes them as "a global disaster." Brennan and colleagues are looking at older drugs, natural products and synthesized compounds that show some anti-TB mechanism. Those that do are sent to the postdoctoral researchers at ...

The Visible Humans: Coming Of Age

...nts--just as flight simulators have revolutionized airline safety," said Ackerman. Recyclable Cadaver. One of the most promising outcomes of the Visible Human database is the ability to allow for repeated dissection. While anatomical dissection normally destroys the specimen, the Visible Human allows for...

Cardiac Arrests Outside Hospital - Survival Could Be Improved By Better Public Awareness Of Symptoms

...her lay first responders, such as security guards, airline cabin attendants and voluntary first aiders. Contact: Dr David Lipkin, Consultant Cardiologist, Royal Free Hospital, London t: 0171 830 2963 f: 0171 830 2961...

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