Tag: "noise" at medical news
Safer visual and auditory cues for elderly drivers is research goal
...h other forms of hearing loss, such as that due to noise
exposure, the person is particularly compromised when trying to hear warning or other signals above about 2,000 cycles per second, or Hertz. Drivers suffering from presbycusis can find it difficult to detect and interpret auditory warning signals, s...
Trouble sleeping in the hospital? Maybe it's that jackhammer
...ospital after surgery found surprisingly high peak noise
levels, rivaling those produced by a jackhammer. T..." In response to patient reports of poor sleep and noise
while trying to sleep, the nursing team started its study by placing noise
dosimeters in three empty...
Carnegie Mellon statistics student honored for technique to aid in brain imaging
...esses such as changes in blood pressure can create noise
that obscures the brain image. Myers is exploring ... blood pressure, for example, Myers can remove the noise
from the images, giving scientists a clearer picture of the effect of the stimulus. "Improving the ...
UF research adds to evidence that unborn children hear 'melody' of speech
...es that today limit the duration of extremely loud noise
exposure for pregnant women. In their recently r... In part, that was unexpected because much of the noise
that reaches a fetus comes from its mother's own voice, movement, breathing and digestive processes....
UB, military collaborate on design, testing of first drug to prevent noise-induced hearing loss
...m had shown that exposing animals to low levels of noise
for one to 10 days made their ears significantly m...esistant to damage from toxic noise: The low-level noise
doses appeared to "inoculate" the animals against hearing loss. Kopke and Henderson then set out...
New ultrafast MRI benefits stroke patients
...h deficit," Dr. Gillard said. "Despite the machine noise
and possible claustrophobia, agitated patients are more likely to remain still during a quick procedure than a lengthy one." Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States, killing nearly 160,000 Americans annually, according to the ...
Gardens have the potential to improve health, research shows
...axing to people's senses because of high levels of noise
and visual complexity. Nature settings are not as arousing and therefore less stressful. Proponents of an evolutionary theory believe that humans may have a genetic readiness to respond positively to nature such as vegetation and water because these...
Hearing problems may be programmed at birth
...ring of 479 men aged 20 to 64, who were exposed to noise
in their jobs, and 500 randomly selected male cons... a positive heredity for hearing loss but not with noise
exposure. Short workers had worse hearing than expected by age, three times more often than taller w...
Hearing aid research gets federal boost
...ds, enhancing their ability to filter out unwanted noise
and producing microphones that create less self-noise will mean major enhancements to speech intelligibility in noisy environments, Miles said. Miles said these improvements would be accomplished by means of three interrelated areas of technology dev...
Nicotine metabolite shows promise for improving memory, protecting brain cells
...be startled by a loud noise. But if a less intense noise
precedes it, over time, the rodents will be less startled by the second, louder noise. Antipsychotic medications have a similar effect in reducing the startle response. "Our drug cotinine was nearly as effective as a standard clinically used anti-sch...
Nicotine metabolite may improve memory, protect against disease
... -- are startled by loud noises. If a less intense noise
consistently precedes the loud one, however, the startle response tends to weaken -- but not in people with schizophrenia or in laboratory animals given schizophrenic-producing drugs. "Cotinine was nearly as effective as a standard clinically used a...
Damage to the frontal lobes can affect a person's ability to 'stay on the job'
...rmance in an individual are not simply statistical noise
but an important measure of impairment; (3) Different types of variablity are affected by damage in different brain regions; (4) Task factors have important effects on demonstration of variability. These results provide a means for investigating why ...
Vibrating insoles could improve balance for elderly people
...mance than do young people with the application of noise
to the feet.Noise-based devices, such as randomly vibrating shoe insoles, might beeffective in enhancing the performance of dynamic balance activities (eg,walking), and could enable older adults to overcome postural instabilitycaused by age-related s...
Life-saving imaging techniques developed at Oxford University
...linician attempting to make a diagnosis. The high noise
levels of medical images present many difficulties... difficult because of the inherently high level of noise
in such images and because of the variation in cardiac motion during the cardiac cycle. Several mean...
Nation's two largest medical specialty groups issue migraine treatment guidelines
...nclude nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light, noise
and odors. The first line NSAIDs proven to work are the familiar, inexpensive, over-the-counter, medications aspirin and ibuprofen as well as naproxen sodium and a combination of acetaminophen plus aspirin and caffeine. Acetaminophen alone has been p...
Airport noise impairs long-term memory and reading
...osed. It nails down that it is almost certain that noise
is causing the differences in children's ability t...her studies have suggested that loud environmental noise
interferes with children's ability to learn, but these studies primarily have been cross-sectional -...
Researchers devise ways to reduce noise, improve sleep in nursing homes
Even modest increases in noise
above the background level disturb the sleep of se... related to noise. But sleep disruption related to noise
is enough of a problem that we want to find ways to relieve it." Researchers have determined that nu...
Sense of control eases physical toll of stressful situation
...d, they received short blasts of a mildly annoying noise
through headphones. About half the players were to...n reality, all players received the same number of noise
blasts, timed to follow unsuccessful catches. Yet pre- and post-game testing revealed that students'...
Physics tip sheet #11 - May 1, 2002
...ysnews/2002/split/587-2.html 4) Entanglement from noise
M. Plenio and S. Huelga Physical Review Letters (P...essing usually takes great pains to avoid external noise
destroying sought-after effects. This study shows how random white noise
can actually create entangl...
More evidence of possible link between hearing loss and CVD
...(CVD). Researchers controlled for age, gender and noise
exposure on the job and during leisure activities. They found that participants with a history of CVD were on average 54 percent more likely to have impaired cochlear function than adults without CVD. People who exercised at least once per week we...
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