Tag: "sound" at medical news
British hospitals need clinical ethicists
...researcher in medical ethics in this week's BMJ. A sound
knowledge of medical ethics is essential to the good practice of medicine, yet conclusive evidence exists that doctors need help with ethical problems, writes Daniel Sokol of Imperial College London. About a fifth of NHS acute trusts currently have a...
Hepatotoxicity and statins
... thoroughly, Dr. Chalasani concludes, "There is no sound
rationale why statins should not be used in patients with chronic liver disease who otherwise need statin therapy."...
Yale technology translates to sonic golf training tool
...olfer and instructor, allowing them to explore the sound
and data together and to make swing changes by altering the soundscape. "This is a great example of the joy in practical application of basic science and engineering." said Paul Fleury , Dean of the Engineering Faculty and Frederick W. Beinecke Pr...
Use of inhaled corticosteroid led to fewer hospitalizations for young children with asthma
... constant or intermittent; wheezing or a whistling sound
audible when your child exhales; shortness of breath or rapid breathing, which may or may not be associated with exercise; and chest tightness. Asthma triggers range from smoke, airborne molds, pollens, dust, animal dander, exercise, cold air, many...
HIV and ID doctors oppose ideologically driven STI prevention policies
...ced with STI prevention policies that are based on sound
science, not ideology. Federal funding for programs teaching abstinence until marriage as the only way to avoid STIs has been increasing since the late 1990s, to nearly $170 million this year. An increase of $39 million is included in President Geor...
US life expectancy about to decline, researchers say
... to nine months. "The magnitude of that effect may sound
trivial to some, but in fact it's greater than the...r-funding obesity prevention and treatment, is not sound
economic or public health policy. "Some may view this as pessimistic," Olshansky said. "But in fact,...
Orchestra pit no danger to hearing
...a small cigarette-sized instrument used to measure sound
during 18 sessions of an activity that was either a rehearsal, a dress rehearsal or an actual performance, all of them in the pit. The duration of each activity was roughly three hours and included two operas with average-sized orchestras. The resea...
'Speaker's cramp', a new type of involuntary mouth-, lip-muscle movement
...), manifesting only during speech as grimacing and sound
distortion, has been diagnosed by a research team in Copenhagen, Denmark, and termed "Speaker's Cramp". Symptoms were reduced when the affected muscles were treated with Botox injections. Patients rated their speech difficulties on visual analogue sc...
When the brain, not the ears, goes hard of hearing
... gaps in speech. While the average person can hear sound
gaps of about 2 milliseconds apart, someone with a...on, professor of brain and cognitive science. "One sound
leads into the next, smearing words together." For instance, most people know that in the English al...
High-intensity ultrasound creates hollow nanospheres and nanocrystals
...time of a lightning strike. Ultrasound consists of sound
waves above 18,000 cycles per second, toohigh-pitched to be audible to human ears....
Natural selection as we speak
...of extensive research. Documentation of sounds and sound
patterns, and their evolution over the past 7000-8...ated languages across the world often show similar sound
patterns, without invoking innate mechanisms specific to grammar. Languages as far apart as Native A...
Striking a chord with concertgoers to reduce hearing loss
...on at concert entrances and the reduction of music sound
levels to minimize the risk of hearing loss for rock concert attendees. The conclusions are part of a study published in the January/February issue of the Canadian Journal of Public Health, which looked at whether concert goers perceive there is a ri...
Cell phone users drive like old folks
...ellular phone, a new University of Utah study will sound
familiar: When young motorists talk on cell phones, they drive like elderly people, moving and reacting more slowly and increasing their risk of accidents. "If you put a 20-year-old driver behind the wheel with a cell phone, their reaction times ar...
Clinicians report missing patient information is common
... poor communication of data that are essential for sound
medical decision making? Part of the reason lies in the disjointed nature of health care in the United States. Most family physicians practice in small, independent groups of 10 or fewer physicians. To complicate matters, in 2001, 75 percent of prima...
Views from space help oil prospectors see deep underground
...g for oil and gas have used varied methods to send sound
energy into the ground and to record the waves reflected by the geological features beneath the surface. Modern methods include large vibrator trucks and many thousands of surface sensors called geophones, all precisely located to obtain the most use...
Hearing aid signal not clear? Then switch frequency to FM, finds UCI study
...aring aids or cochlear implants. But limitation on sound
quality and overamplification of background sound
can hinder their uses. "Many hearing-aid particularly cochlear-implant users have trouble enjoyin...
Get ready for next generation surround sound
Ultra-realistic surround sound
is a step closer for everyone thanks to a new meth...hear things. Currently, creating accurate 'virtual sound
fields' through headphones is almost exclusively the domain of high-budget military technologies and...
Mental health crisis looming for tsunami survivors, warns psychologist just back from Indonesia
...n large airplanes are flying overhead because they sound
like rushing water," said Randall Kyes, a research associate professor of psychology and head of the division of international programs at the UW's National Primate Research Center. Kyes said some children had begun to stop talking and adults were b...
Authors warn of inaccuracies concerning use of race in health & social science research
...ental and genetic factors, as well as conceptually sound
and methodologically rigorous measures of race at ...s can be made in a more nuanced and scientifically sound
way, particularly in the light of advances in knowledge due to the Human Genome Project. The questi...
MGH researchers find way of regenerating cells key to hearing
...ation of the inner ear's hair cells, which convert sound
vibrations into nerve impulses. The discovery by a research team based at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) runs counter to current beliefs about these cells and could eventually lead to ways of preventing or treating hearing loss. The report wi...
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