Tag: "travel" at medical news
Some brain cells 'change channels' to fine-tune the message
...ed synapses, that molecules released from one cell travel
immediately to the next. These molecules dock at specific places, or receptors, on the cell and trigger "channels" in the cell's membrane to open. Depending on the receptor and the channel, in will flow sodium, calcium, chloride or other charged ato...
Hopkins begins human trials with donor adult stem cells to repair muscle damaged from heart attack
...attack. Eligible candidates must be able to safely travel
to Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md., be referred by a physician, be between 21 and 85 years old, and have no pre-existing heart condition that has been treated or requires treatment during the study period. Physicians interested in referring patie...
NYU College of Dentistry study equates poor oral health with preterm birth risk
...izes that oral bacteria associated with caries can travel
to the uterus as transient bacteria. Once in the uterus, the bacteria and the molecules the body produces in response to them (known as proinflammatory mediators) can lead to uterine contractions and cervical dilation. When the cervix becomes dilate...
Aircraft cabin ventilation influences the transmission of diseases in-flight
...the general public on health issues related to air travel
and infection. They write that good hand hygiene h...air travellers should make it part of their normal travel
routine. Dr Gendreau comments: "Because of the increasing ease and affordability of air travel
Awards & fellowships at the International & American Association for Dental Research General Session
... Award in 1976. The award consists of a plaque and travel
expenses to the IADR General Session in Baltimore....research in the area of oral disease prevention to travel
to the IADR General Session, this award is presented to: Olalekan Ayo-Yusuf (Africa/Middle East), Ra...
Guide to releases
...Pfizer Hatton Awards Competition will also receive travel
assistance in the form of an IADR/Unilever Division Travel Award. IADR/GlaxoSmithKline Innovation in Oral Care Awards - John Featherstone and co-workers, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA; Peter Holbrook and co-workers, University of ...
'Artery clearing' system does not provide benefit for patients undergoing PCI
...llowing a heart attack is common. This debris may travel
to more distal smaller vessels (beyond the site of arterial blockage) and may result in microcirculatory dysfunction. Prevention of this "distal embolization" may improve reperfusion success, reduce the damage caused by a blocked artery, and enhance...
Cellular porthole connects odors to brain
...cell. Such differences allow electrical signals to travel
to the brain, telling you that home-made cookies are nearby. Bradley and co-author Johannes Reisert, Ph.D., suspected NKCC1 might be involved in this process precisely because of the transporter's known importance in regulating chloride in many...
A safer route to school makes children more likely to walk and bike, study shows
...s to the built environment can increase pedestrian travel
to school. The study looks at elementary schools located near improvements funded by the Safe Routes to School program, such as additional traffic lights, new crosswalks and improved sidewalks. Parent surveys show that children who pass by these impr...
UT Southwestern doctors track Oklahoma Alzheimer's patients via telemedicine
...rom dementia or other memory disorders, shortening travel
time for checkups is another positive outcome of t...icine, Dr. Weiner said. Because of the three-hour travel
time to the Choctaw Nation Health Care Center in Talihina, Okla., it had not been possible for UT So...
New stroke-prevention drug unlikely to be cost-effective except in patients at high risk of bleeding
...chambers. The blood clots tend to be large and can travel
to the brain causing massive strokes. AstraZeneca, the company that developed Exanta, had submitted a New Drug Application to the Food and Drug Administration for approval of the drug as an agent to prevent strokes in patients with atrial fibrillati...
UCI study uncovers how plaque in neck artery leads to stroke-inducing blood clots
...which can either block the artery or break off and travel
into the brain. The findings suggest an increased need for early identification and treatment of this plaque growth for people who are at risk for stroke. Strokes are the leading reason for disability and the third leading cause of death in the Unit...
A Family's Guide to Living with HIV
...s, including nutrition, school activities, sports, travel
and sexuality. "We wrote the book so that our patients and their families could have the information written in a way they could understand," Dr. Cox says. "This is a very complicated illness and makes for a complicated lifestyle." Every family with ...
Treatment for brain tumor does not always follow recommendations
...real risk of going nowhere by simply continuing to travel
the same path," they conclude. (JAMA. 2005;293:615-617. Available post-embargo at JAMA.com )...
New way to diagnose sciatica may point to a different cause
...tic nerve is pinched or irritated, causing pain to travel
from the buttocks and down the back of the thigh and calf, sometimes extending into the foot. Today, when a patient experiences painful and persistent sciatica, physicians typically perform a physical exam and ultimately rely on MRI scans to show th...
CT venography increases detection of dangerous blood clots
...in the legs that have the potential to break free, travel
to the lung and block an artery--a life-threatening condition known as pulmonary embolism. Pulmonary emboli and blood clots in the legs, also called deep vein thrombosis, are both manifestations of thromboembolic disease. CT pulmonary angiography (C...
Climate change and the future of air travel
...he atmosphere and exacerbating global warming. Air travel
is currently growing at between 3 and 5% per year ...r altitude flying does, however, slightly increase travel
time. *Radiative forcing is any change in the balance between radiation coming into the atmosphere a...
Spinal repair pioneer to speak in NY on 20th Jan
...f the pathway along which the nerve fibres need to travel
in order to reach their original destinations. This realisation has led to a completely new approach to repairing spinal cord injury. "It is as if part of a roadway has been washed away by a flooding river. The cars are still able to travel, the dr...
How to avoid the health risks of Hajj
...thors. The need for vaccination means that a "Hajj travel
consultation" is now mandatory, and is an ideal opportunity for health professionals to offer general health advice. In patients who have returned from Hajj, doctors should be vigilant for signs of diseases such as meningitis, tuberculosis, malaria, ...
'Temp doctors' choose career for flexibility, easier lifestyle
... LT work was to increase income (15.5 percent), to travel
(9.5 percent) and to experience a different practice setting (9 percent). About 3 percent said their main reason was to be free from administrative responsibilities. "It wasn't a dominant focus, but some physicians don't want to deal with insurance c...
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