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Aircraft cabin ventilation influences the transmission of diseases in-flight

...ngers within the aircraft cabin is associated with sitting within two rows of a contagious passenger for a flight time of more than 8 hours. This is believed to be relevant to other airborne infectious diseases. However, in one outbreak of SARS, passengers as far as seven rows away from the source passenger...

Orthodontists must brace against back pain

...ts. The body stress was induced by long periods of sitting (about 70 per cent of their workday), with 90 per cent of the strain coming from the tasks of applying, removing or adjusting braces. The research also showed that males bore heavier loads than their female counterparts because of their heavier body...

Murder, eyewitness identification and the limits of human vision

...fying a person from 450 feet was the equivalent of sitting in the centerfield bleachers at New York's Yankee Stadium and being able to recognize someone in the box seats behind home plate. The jury convicted the four men at end of a 1999 trial. But the story didn't end there. Loftus began his research,...

Women need less morphine after hysterectomies with new treatment

...d to rate their pain while at rest (lying in bed), sitting up and coughing. There was also one measure of lung function, which assessed air flow after patients took a deep breath and blew out as hard as they could. The results showed that patients receiving both gabapentin and rofecoxib, compared to those wh...

Infants, children prefer sounds over pictures and only slowly become visually oriented, studies find

...ng 8-month-olds, the infants were videotaped while sitting on a parent's lap in front of a large projection screen. They were then repeatedly presented a certain combination of a picture and sound to familiarize them with that combination. Previous work had shown that when infants become familiar with a pict...

Requip tablets treat symptoms of primary RLS

... difficulty with activities that 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, ...

Regular family meals promote healthy eating habits

...PAUL (Nov. 9, 2004)-- It's not only the routine of sitting down to dinner as a family, but the importance, structure, and atmosphere of family meals that may help steer adolescent girls from eating disorders. University of Minnesota researchers found that girls who ate regular family meals in a structured a...

Molecular clock genes influence metabolism of sugar and dietary fats

...time humans have moved from eating our fill at one sitting after the hunt to continuous availability of fast food. Nutritionists have long speculated that it might matter whether we "nibble" or "gorge" our calories, and that this makes a difference in how our bodies handle a high-fat diet. "These results sug...

American Journal of Nursing partners with GSA to improve care of older adults

...N and GSA aim to: Increase the number of nurses sitting for certification in geriatrics Stimulate institutional changes in nursing care of older adults Increase the number of certified and non-certified nurses in all specialties who are fulfilling their continuing education requirements through self-stu...

Medical residents report sleep loss and fatigue take toll on learning, work and personal lives

...ight situations encountered in daily life, such as sitting and reading, or riding as a passenger in a car for an hour, as measured on a scale called the Epworth Sleepiness Scale. Other findings: A total of 133 (89 percent) disagree with the statement "My thinking is unaffected by sleep loss or fatigue." ...

Physicians, patients must work together on new electronic relationships

...e future will likely involve patient and physician sitting in front of cameras mounted atop computer terminals, the doctor examining a rash or monitoring a symptom diary while the two converse verbally or electronically, two Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) primary care physicians write in the Ne...

Carnegie Mellon interactive-video DVD helps teens avoid sexually transmitted diseases

... Downs said girls can watch the DVD while they are sitting in a doctor's waiting room--on average, teenagers wait 40 minutes to receive medical care, she said. "We now have this DVD that can be incorporated into clinical care very easily. This is a way of getting information to patients very cheaply," Downs...

Sitting in nonsmoking sections a powerful tactic for preventing teen smoking

...moking in their homes, 35 percent reported usually sitting in nonsmoking sections and 24 percent reported ask...n do, such as not allowing smoking in the house or sitting in nonsmoking sections. These actions help you back up your words when you tell your kids you don't ...

Video games, not TV, linked to obesity in kids

...vity. She suggests that while they spend more time sitting down, heavier kids may also become more active at other times in an attempt to lose weight. That would equalize activity levels in high and low BMI groups. Vandewater cautions that the study reflects an association of factors, not causes. For instanc...

Dads miss opportunity to learn about their kids

... pediatrics. "If I see a father at a visit who is sitting quietly in the corner, I try to draw him out and elicit the input of the father. Fathers appreciate that, but I don't think they expect it," she says....

Arm position matters in blood pressure readings according to UCSD medical researchers

...at elbow) and parallel arm positions while laying, sitting and standing. The proportion of seated patients classified with hypertension (high blood pressure) was 22 percent with the arm perpendicular and 41 percent with the arm parallel to the body. "In every body position, the systolic and diastolic bloo...

Keeping grandma safe and healthy with biosensors

...xample, the lab has a chair that can sense someone sitting on it and a bed that monitors a person's movements and sleeping positions -- information that may eventually provide clues to a senior's safety and well-being. Motion detectors are positioned throughout the "living area" of Pavel's lab to track senio...

Lose weight fast the ESA way!

...ticipating the experience. Second time around I am sitting in a lotus position and a single tap of my finger sends me into the air. An 'orange angel' flight attendant named for the colour of their suits sets me gently spinning around. Workout time Whether the gravity is normal, high or non-existent th...

Study finds factors impeding bystander CPR

...tation or the victim's location or position (e.g., sitting in a chair), according to the study. Contrary to other investigations, this study found it uncommon for CPR to be impeded because bystanders were emotionally distressed, or were afraid of disease transmission, or potential liability....

Treatment options expand for patients with neuropathic pain

...k, hold a job, or see family and friends if you're sitting home unable to wear a shirt or a blouse. It can truly be disabling," says Dworkin. Such patients are among the 4 to 6 million people in the United States that Dworkin estimates have neuropathic pain. The group also includes many people with diabetes...

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