Tag: "car" at medical news
US life expectancy about to decline, researchers say
...gative effect of all accidental mortality, such as car
accidents, suicides and homicides combined," said Olshansky, who is professor of epidemiology in the UIC School of Public Health. The researchers also predict that the rapid rise in obesity among children and teenagers in the past 30 years will have ...
A safer route to school makes children more likely to walk and bike, study shows
... were already in the habit of getting to school by car
or bus, behavior changes were less marked. Although projects funded by the Safe Routes to Schools program produced measurable increases in the walking and bicycling habits of affected children, the researchers found that overall, fewer students were ...
OHSU scientists develop MRI approach to improve breast cancer detection
...a camera, a fast shutter speed can make a speeding car
look as if it is standing still. A slower shutter speed may result in a photo showing the car
blurring past the camera. This principle, when correctly applied to MRI imaging, can provide more ac...
Dialogue & personal example work best for parents in drug talks with teens
.... Penalties can include loss of allowance, loss of car
privileges, strict curfews, and drug and alcohol counseling sessions with a professional, the researchers say. The strategy for drug talks changes once teen children move out of the house or go to college, Miller-Day says. At that point, parents wou...
'Broken heart' syndrome: Real, potentially deadly but recovery quick
... speaking, armed robbery, a court appearance and a car
accident. Eighteen of the stressed patients were female, between the age of 27 and 87, with a median age of 63. The results were then compared to seven other patients, all of whom had suffered classic, severe cases of heart attack, called a Killip ...
Highest average rate of US road deaths on Independence Day
... identify any trends in the timing and severity of car
crashes. They compared days with relatively high numbers of car
crash deaths with the two days exactly one week before and week afterwards, in a bid to rule out any...
Cell phone users drive like old folks
...ellular phone, they reacted to brake lights from a car
in front of them as slowly as 65- to 74-year-olds ... participants in the new study rear-ended the pace car
while driving the simulator. Four accidents (one older adult and three younger adults) happened whil...
Steroids increase death risk from traumatic head injury
...eroids for traumatic head injuries like those from car
crashes may actually increase the risk of death, according to a new review of studies about the treatment.1 A previous review found there was not enough evidence to recommend that routine use of steroids be stopped. This newer analysis published by t...
Study of CPR quality reveals frequent deviation from guidelines
...," Becker said. "Performing CPR was like driving a car
without a speedometer, based more on feel than on feedback. Now, with a device that tells us how fast we are going, we think we can rein in the speeders and speed up those who fall behind." The key to this study was an investigational monitor/defibr...
Good parent-doctor relationships may improve the advice parents receive
...f smoke alarms in the home, use of baby walker and car
seats, safe hot water heater temperatures (120F or...discussed by the doctor. In particular, the use of car
seats was the advice most often followed among parents. Researchers say that overall, while pediatr...
Research in yeast yields missing link in DNA maintenance machinery
... akin to discovering pages missing from an antique car
repair manual, researchers from The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center have linked for the first time two biological processes crucial to cell survival. The finding, reported in the Dec. 17, 2004, issue of the journal Cell , provides ...
Requip tablets treat symptoms of primary RLS
...hat require prolonged 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 failu...
Urban hospitals bear the brunt of motorcycle injuries
...ly to be injured in a traffic crash than passenger car
occupants. "On average, for each day in 2001, there were approximately 25 new lower extremity fractures, 10 new intracranial injuries, and one new spinal cord injury resulting from motorcycle crashes," Coben says. He notes that motorcycle-related inj...
Study helps define headaches of whiplash
...f you happen to be looking left or right when your car
is rear-ended, you could be lucky enough to avoid the headache of whiplash. A new study at the University of Alberta shows that whiplash injuries in low-speed accidents are much less likely if the victim's head happens to be turned to either side ins...
Data suggest ADDERALL XR significantly improved simulated driving in young adults with ADHD
...o show that people with ADHD were at fault in more car
crashes and were involved in more severe car
accidents than people without ADHD. This study provides us with important data demonstrating that A...
Alcoholics can have deficits in visuoperception and frontal executive function despite sobriety
...al discriminations is fundamental to negotiating a car
down a crowded street, a cart through a grocery store, and identifying your child from among a host of similarly clad children on a playground." For this study, researchers examined visuoperception and perceptual learning with a picture-fragment iden...
Heart arrhythmias easily treated, yet few know risks
...frightening wake-up call. While driving in the car
with her 9-year-old daughter, Sandra felt her hear...ng to pull over," but the next thing she knew, her car
was up on the curb. Sandra had briefly blacked out. After that, she knew she could no longer live ...
Dopamine key to learning likes and dislikes, says Colorado U. team
...ood," O'Reilly said. "It's kind of like when your car
makes a funny noise and you discover how the fan belt works. In this case we looked at a disease that has showed us more about dopamine's role in the learning system of the brain." Dopamine also plays a critical role in many other neurological con...
Gender and sex hormones affect the brain's pain response and more, according to new studies
...is stable over time. "When you remember where your car
is in a shopping center parking lot on any given day, you're using working memory," explains Galea. "When you find the shopping center parking lot day after day, you're using reference memory." In their study, Galea and her colleagues removed the ov...
When looking isn't seeing: Is cockpit design flawed?
...formation-rich environments, for example driving a car
or landing an aircraft, where we need to monitor a...f display technologies including cockpit displays, car
dashboards and virtual environment situations." Two paths to perception Dr. Davis suggests that th...
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