Tag: "street" at medical news
Rx pain medicines hard to find in pharmacies serving minority neighborhoods
...l painkilling properties, many of the drugs have a street
value. The new results echo findings from New York City that were published by a Columbia University team several years ago. But the U-M authors note that their survey covered an entire state, and looked at more drugs: a total of 15, in three categor...
Spinal disc repair start-up orthonics receives funding from Viscogliosi Brothers, LLC
...tronics Research Center which is right across the street
from the ATDC Biosciences Center. This project couldn't have happened at very many other places." Pre-clinical animal trials of the disc material could begin later this year, followed by clinical trials in humans by 2006. Like other medical devices...
Community screenings uncover hidden diabetes risk
... in churches, community centers, shelters and busy street
corners of the Bronx reveal that nearly a quarter ...litates contact with large groups in such areas as street
corners," Nordin explains. "Ultimately one can hope that such interactions will bring more people in...
Alcohol use and victimization among college women
...s that if a fabulous-looking woman walked down the street
stark naked, that is not justification for someone to attack her, it really is the choice of the perpetrator." Both Parks and Collins acknowledged that the environment also plays a role in risk for victimization. "Assault is a violent crime of...
OHSU researchers, collaborators make recommendations to self-treating physicians
... authors also describe self-doctoring as a two-way street
where many physicians don't know how to approach physician-patients. One example is a physician who recently explained the difficulties she has had in getting her doctors to treat her like a patient--the treating physicians keep telling her to order ...
Tiny molecular motors shed light on cell function, say Stanford researchers
...mprised of molecular highways, construction crews, street
signs, cars, fuel and exhaust. Maintenance of this highly organized structure is fundamental to the development and function of all cells, Spudich says, and much of it can be understood by figuring out how the molecular motors do the work to keep cel...
Wind tunnel tests could lead to healthier towns and cities
... understanding of how pollution and heat behave at street
level so that more effective ventilation methods c...t (e.g. from cars and buildings) can be trapped at street
level until ventilated to the air above. This can cause pollution "hotspots" which affect sufferers ...
Comfort-food cravings may be body's attempt to put brake on chronic stress
...seeking the same solution and finding it at every street
corner, says Pecoraro. "If, after the near-miss on the freeway, you get into work and almost lose your job during an argument with your boss, and have a fight at home that night - and these types of events are relentless -- you're going to have chron...
Doctors focus on pupil size for safety of laser vision correction
...has found that conditions change markedly from one street
to the next information that perhaps wont surprise drivers but which hasnt been tapped by ophthalmologists whose patients report night driving as one of their biggest concerns. There is tremendous variation, depending on where your eye is lookin...
Assoc. of American Medical Colleges honors University of Washington medical school
... patients, school children, the urban homeless and street
youth, the chronically mentally ill, low-income or frail elderly, and many other groups. The Association of American Medical Colleges is a non-profit organization founded in 1876. The AAMC represents the nation's 125 accredited medical schools, nearl...
Marked crosswalks may pose risk to older pedestrians
...ned to guide pedestrians to a safe path across the street
and to alert motorists to areas where pedestrians ...edestrian deaths involve older adults crossing the street
at urban intersections. Could the presence of a marked crosswalk actually increase an older pedestri...
Obesity study focuses on after-school hours
...outside or pay to enroll in a program or walk on a street
that is not safe or go home and sit in front of the television and eat unhealthy food," Dr. Yin said. "We provide this environment for you and we hope you will stay here every day. That is the environmental approach." And environmental approaches to ...
Children in deprived areas three times more likely to be hit by a car
...dens to play in and are more likely to play on the street
unsupervised. Therefore we want to see the governm... questions of traffic speed, pedestrian safety and street
liveability. Making streets safe and liveable for children is not just the right thing to do. It is ...
OSU faculty design drug education web program for NCAA
...ones, over-the-counter drugs, and recreational and street
drugs. A large portion of the site, however, has less to do with drugs and more to do with psychology. It is based on a formula Tricker has developed over the years that is designed to help student-athletes get the most out of their abilities by look...
University of Washington developing AI caretakers for Alzheimer's sufferers
...ample, Kautz said, imagine you're walking down the street
on a weekday afternoon. The Activity Compass senses your location, direction of travel and can tell by your velocity and pattern of movement that you're walking. It also knows that you usually catch a bus that time of day at a nearby bus stop. In ...
This old house may put its occupants on path to good health
...they said, because it is "associated with density, street
design and building characteristics." Berrigan notes, "Understanding associations between urban form and transportation choices influencing physical activity levels is important for public health because of the possibility that planning decisions cou...
Homeless sexual minorities at greater risk for physical and sexual violence, mental illness
... of people believe homeless adolescents are on the street
by their own choice. That usually isn't the case,...However, Cochran said, the important factor is who street
youth are having sex with and sexual minorities may be more likely to be having sex with partners wh...
A small number of homeless people keep the ER busy
...out 5,000 literally homeless persons living on the street
or in homeless shelters in San Francisco and between 6,000 and 8,000 people staying in low-rent hotels. High users of the ED tended to be younger, female, homeless versus marginally housed, and Medicaid or Medicare insured (as opposed to uninsured). ...
Lunch on the street feeds the poor residents of Nairobi
...nent employment are particularly dependent on this street
food. On average residents of the slum areas eat a street
meal three to four times per week. From interviews with more than 60 vendors, the nutrition research...
Study: N.C. educates only a quarter of physicians practicing in the state
(Embargoed) CHAPEL HILL -- Ask people on the street
what percentage of North Carolina doctors attended medical school in the state and, researchers say, most would guess half or more. But they would be far wrong, a new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study shows. The real figure is about a...