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Vibrating computer games should carry health warnings
... may be associated with prolonged use of vibrating computer
games BMJ Volume 324, p 301 Prolonged use of vibrating computer
games by children may be linked to a condition known as hand-arm vibration syndrome and should carry...
Computerized tool predicts sarcoma outcome and improves ability to make better treatment decisions
...-use softwareprogram that can be downloaded onto a computer
or ahand-held device, "doctors could literally have thisinformation right on their desks," said lead author MichaelKattan, PhD, who has developed five other nomograms,including four for patients with prostate cancer and one forthose with renal cell c...
Spiral waves break hearts: Importance of communication between cardiac cells is demonstrated
...eased or damaged heart tissue. Developing a simple computer
model to explain their experimental findings, the researchers showed that electrical activity in cardiac tissue can spread like a fire in a forest. Like trees, cells "light up," or become electrically active, if enough neighboring cells display a su...
Tackling the threat of nuclear terrorism
...ar bomb in an urban area, write the authors. Using computer
technology, they have calculated the potential impact of a major nuclear explosion at ground level in New York City. The blast and thermal effects of such an explosion would kill 52,000 people instantly, and direct radiation would cause 44,000 cases ...
Stroke news tips for Friday, Feb. 8, 2002
...ns to dramatically improve their ability to read a computer
tomography (CT) scan and correctly diagnose differ...roke can reliably and accurately read acute stroke computer
tomography (CT) scans of the head via teleradiology to determine if a patient is a candidate for thr...
Bridging the language barrier
...lop, implement and evaluate an interactive computer
program that can bridge the language barrier. The touch-screen computer
program will be able to translate basic health questions and answers from English to Spanish...
Sky-is-the-limit challenges have strongest effect on the heart
...nge group were instructed to press the button on a computer
mouse every 10 seconds, while those in the unfixed challenge group were instructed to press the button as many times as possible. Blood pressure and heart rate rose significantly more for those given the unfixed task compared with those who were only...
Maya children in U.S. more likely to be overweight and obese than whites or blacks
...ur study who report watching television or playing computer
games as favorite leisure activities face of higher chance of overweight, he said. Other studies in the United States have shown a connection between television viewing and weight problems, so our study is not unusual, but we do show this lifestyle a...
UM researchers use 'artificial intelligence' for first time to diagnose colon tumors
Using highly sophisticated computer
programs that mimic human intelligence, researcher...t effectively," says Dr. Selaru, who developed the computer
algorithm used in the study. The researchers were also able to reduce the number of genes ...
Researchers demonstrate direct, real-time brain control of cursor
...ted that thoughts alone can move a cursor across a computer
screen to hit a target. The research was conducted...rld Wide Web, or perform other functions through a computer
interface. Eventually, the technology may help individuals who have a spinal cord injury, Lou Gehrig...
Attitude about exercise
...M School of Nursing, are developing an interactive computer
program aimed at building exercise confidence in adolescent girls. The program, funded by an $84,000 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant, aims to find activities a girl likes and thinks she can do, then build upon those tasks to boost confidence, i...
3D ultrasound telehealth system first commercial test at Indian reservations
...over Award in 1997 for technological innovation in computer
hardware and electronics....
Screening the controversy continues
...various new techniques such as digital imaging and computer
aided detection (CAD) and these methods would be likely to contribute to effectiveness, they had not as yet, lived up to early expectations. Spain pushes ahead with countrywide screening plans The ongoing controversy has not deterred Spain from push...
2 is orange but 'two' is blue
...mirror images, the researchers made up two sets of computer
displays. One set had single white 2s hidden among varying numbers of white 5s. The other set had single white 8 hidden among varying numbers of white 6s. Non-synesthetes who took these tests found the 2-among-5 search slightly harder than the 8-amo...
Detecting breast cancer spread by white light - groundbreaking technology
... came back from the laboratory after a few days. A computer
was used to learn the cancer signatures from most of these comparisons chosen at random, and then the accuracy of the technique was tested on the rest of the samples. "The number of patients is still relatively low, but the preliminary results indica...
Teaching computers to replace lost sounds
...er or some other loud noise. Almost instantly, the computer
would reconstruct the words to ensure safe communi...t with bits missing, and they knew the author, the computer
could reconstruct the text in the same way that it would reconstruct speech. Savic is working with ...
Keeping patients in touch with their lives and their treatments
A Welsh hospital is developing the use of a computer
touch screen to record and assess details about patients, the side-effects of their treatments and their quality of life, the 3rd European Breast Cancer Conference in Barcelona hear on Friday 21 March. Professor Robert Leonard, of the South West Wal...
Study finds direct link between computer use and vision problems in children
...o use computers at home or school may need special computer
eyewear to reduce their risk of premature vision p...relation between children who work many hours at a computer
and premature myopia (nearsightedness), the ability to see close objects more clearly than distant o...
Parenting News: More than one hour of TV a day may lead to violence, Science study suggests
... When the rates were different, the authors used a computer
statistics program to sort out how much of the aggressive behavior could be attributed to television watching alone. Once other factors were accounted for, 5.7 percent of the adolescents who watched less than one hour then committed aggressive acts a...
Chip design has potential as artificial retina
...anned. The cellular nonlinear network (CNN) analog computer
chip is integrated with a camera to produce an image processor. The innovation is the 1 cm-square CNN chip that can increase processing speed while reducing the power requirements over standard digital chips by two to three orders of magnitude. The ...
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