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Study Says Machine Sensors Applicable To Human Ills
...rque, N.M. during April 21-24. "We recognize that people
are not machines and that this is not aneasy problem," Hansen says. Nevertheless, he adds, "it appearsfrom our experience and study that a lot of the techniques developed forthe military battlefield and conditioned-based maintenance of machines canbe...
Digital Speech Analysis Tests Sobriety
...mmings used digitized speech collected fromseveral people
speaking in 11 of the most common non-normal styles ofspeech. She then spent several years analyzing the signals produced bythe sounds, looking specifically at the glottal excitation waveform. During speech production, air passes from the lungs thro...
Emory Doctors Discuss "Killing Heat" In This Week's NEJM
... "Relatives, friends and neighbors can harbor more people
than the largest public shelter." "Churches, synagogues and mosques can help by reinforcing key safety messages. They should also open their facilities during the hottest hours of the day." "Utility companies often suspend shut-of...
Hopkins Researchers Develop Under-The-Skin Implant For Pain Treatment
...abuse-resistant way of offering pain management to people
in developing nations, where cancer rates are high...raving and withdrawal symptoms. "In essence, these people
become addicted to the clinic. They cannot travel or seek employment that would require them to be ...
Alzheimer's disease center seeks patients for new drug studies
...rting to get more interest in these new studies as people
realize that one drug doesn't work for everybody." The cause of Alzheimer's is still a mystery although researchers have made progress in understanding the role played by genes. The new generation of medications target various sections of the brain ...
Study Demonstrates Safety & Effectiveness Of Asthma Drug
...ta must be kept separate," said Drazen. "Allof the people
involved in the study must remain uninformed of the preliminaryresults, so as not to bias the collection of the data. And when the hugemound of data is collected, the statisticians must distill out the resultsvery quickly. The DCC at Hershey did an o...
Scientists Produce New Anti-Malarial Compound
...in fighting malaria, a disease thatkills 2 million people
a year. Chemists were able to synthesize the new compounds after learninghow another, more expensive and difficult-to-produce malaria drugworks at the molecular level. The new compounds use the samemechanism to kill the parasite that causes malaria, ...
Study Shows Major Savings In Supervising TB Care
...called directly observed therapy (DOT), cures more people
sooner and decreases the risk of developing TB ger... that not using DOT is even more expensive because people
taking medicine without supervision are more likely to fail therapy," says Chaisson. The findings a...
Raising The Retirement Age In The United States Could Save Billions In Social Security Payments
...0 could save 95 cents of every dollar now spent on people
65 to 69 yearsold who have retired with full Socia...h implementingan older retirement age is that many people
in the United States feel entitledto a Social Security benefit when they reach age 65. Those people
KUMC Researchers Announce Breakthrough Method For Predicting Epileptic Seizures
... Alliance, a new, grass-roots organization to give people
with epilepsy a voice. "It's very exciting to me, as someone with epilepsy, to see a whole different direction in the type of treatment for epilepsy," she said....
UW, Siemens Unveil New Panoramic Ultrasound Imaging Application Using Programmable Technology
...ted States, thecompany employs approximately 5,000 people
and has annual sales of $1.4billion....
Benefits Of New Diet Drug Don't Outweigh Risks
...d that for weight reduction drugs to be effective, people
must take them chronically, perhaps for a lifetime. To determine just how much weight people
could expect to lose if they took Redux or a similar drug for a long time, Levitsky analyzed the stu...
ACTG 315 Preliminary Results: Drug Cocktail Restores Partial Immune Function
In-depthstudies of immune function in people
with moderately advancedHIV disease who were treat...actor alpha, a protein that is usuallyvery high in people
with HIV) dropped, as the median plasma HIVRNA burden fell by more than 700-fold. The investigators ...
Childhood Sex Abuse Impacts Adult Relationships
... In our sample, most of the abuse was committed by people
known to the child, rather than strangers, usually distant male relatives and male acquaintances." Specifically, the researchers found that on measures of how safe and secure women feel in an intimate relationship, sexually abused women scored about ...
NIAID Stops AIDS Study Prematurely Because Drug 'Cocktail' Boosts Survival
...CTG) 320, the study was being conducted with 1,156 people
at 40 sites across the nation. An independent Nati...ndinavir has been approved for about a year. "The people
who should be thanked and congratulated for this study and others like it are the people
Routine Dental X-ray May Be A Valuable Tool In Stroke Prevention
...re at risk but don't know it." Of the 550,000 people
who suffer a stroke annually, most have no symptoms, Carter noted. "If there is anything we can do to protect these people, we have to do it. That is the aim of this study." Carter decided to investigate the potential of using a type of dental...
Common Carbohydrates May Prove To Be Substitute For Dietary Fiber
... For years, oligosaccharides were thought to give people
flatulence ordiarrhea. A 1968 study of men who ate beans and other legumes found thatthe bad side effects were caused by stachyose and raffinose, which now areknown to be undesirable oligosaccharrides. They're also found in soybeans.But other oligosa...
UNC-CH Study Shows State Protects HMO Clients Poorly
...eople, Silberman said. By the end of 1996, 954,967 people
were enrolled in full-service HMOs or point-of-service plans across the state. In general, we found that the North Carolina Department of Insurance does a relatively good job enforcing current state HMO laws, she said. However, No...
Researchers Gain Insights Into Drugs Used For Manic-Depression
who suffer from bipolar disorder, ormanic-depressi...ease, but because of undesirable side effects many people
discontinueits use. In the past few years, an anticonvulsant drug prescribed forepilepsy, called val...
Substance from Grapefruit Juice May Make Medications Safer
...uld be equally effective in everyone. What should people
who regularly take drugs that are metabolized by CYP3A4 do? "Consistency is the key," Dr. Lown says. "If you regularly drink grapefruit juice, don't change. If you are on these drugs and don't normally take them with grapefruit juice, you may need...
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