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More exhaust inhaled by kids inside school buses than by others in the area, says new UC study
...ble now online. "Diesel is the last big source of air
pollution that has yet to be reigned in," said Mar...s noted that children are especially vulnerable to air
pollution because, compared with adults, their immune systems are less mature and they inhale more a...
A probe, not an echo
...nly -- from the flood of electronic signals on the air
at any given time. When the transducer captures the signal, it is processed with advanced signal processing algorithms, specially developed by Marmarelis' group, to form the multi-band images. Different kinds of tissue allow slightly more, or slight...
Nanotechnology's miniature answers to developing world's biggest problems
... including nanotech-based innovations that destroy air
pollutants with light; make catalytic converters more efficient, cheaper and better controlled; detect toxic materials and leaks; reduce fossil fuel emissions; and separate gases. 8. Construction: including nano-molecular structures to make asphalt a...
Probable cause sequences for WTC collapses finalized
...for the most part by the building contents and the air
supply resulting from breached walls and fire-induced window breakage. These fires, in combination with the dislodged fireproofing, were responsible for a chain of events in which the building core weakened and began losing its ability to carry loa...
No strong evidence linking mercury levels with worse neurobehavioral performance in older adults
...e found throughout the environment, and enters the air
during fossil-fuel combustion, mining, smelting, and solid-waste incineration, according to background information in the article. It is converted to methylmercury by microorganisms, enters the food chain, and accumulates in predatory fish. Consumpti...
Study shows antibiotic treatment does not reduce risk of secondary cardiac events
...xposed to C. pneumoniae, which spreads through the air
and causes pneumonia or mild repiratory disease, at some point in their lives. This study, called the Azithromycin coronary events study, or ACES, found no benefit from treating the C. pneumoniae bacteria with an antibiotic in order to reduce the ris...
New study shows antibiotic treatment does not reduce risk of secondary cardiac events
... some point in their lives. It spreads through the air
and can cause pneumonia. "This study found no benefit from treating the C. pneumoniae bacteria with antibiotic in order to reduce the risk of heart attack or improve overall cardiac outcomes," said NHLBI Director Elizabeth G. Nabel, M.D. "We must c...
Environmental factors, particularly air pollution, increases risk of myocardial infarction
Exposure to air
pollutants increases the risk of fatal myocardial ...ught to compound the risk include passive smoking, air
pollution, noise pollution and the chemical composition of drinking water. Even if such environmenta...
54 per cent of air passengers experience significant reduction in oxygen levels
More than half of air
travellers find that their oxygen saturation drops...d to be carried out with respect to the effects of air
travel on health, as there is little information on the physiological effects of flying on passenger...
CPR instructions should focus on continuous chest compressions, UT Southwestern physicians recommend
...uth resuscitation. Moreover, they passively inhale air
as the chest wall recoils after each compression. Patients also take gasping breaths during the initial phases of heart attack. To some degree, these breaths are more effective than normal breaths because they can generate a larger and more powerful ...
Procedure setting, technique and cost are key for effective colorectal cancer screening
...es, including colonoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy, air
contrast barium enema and fecal occult blood testi...r colorectal cancer, evaluating the sensitivity of air
contrast barium enema (ACBE), CTC and colonoscopy. For this study, the team evaluated the cost effe...
Words influence smells
...tivity when the subjects were presented with clean air
labeled either "cheddar cheese" or "body odor." Th...region that processes olfactory information. Clean air
labeled as "cheddar cheese" activated the same area, but to a lesser extent. The "body odor" label, ...
Don't skip chest CT in the ER just because x-ray checks out okay, warns study
...ns, lung lacerations, rib and spine fractures and air
or blood trapped in the space between the lung and chest wall. "The average multiple trauma patient, say from a fall or motor vehicle accident, will get a head CT, cervical spine CT, chest CT, abdomen CT and pelvic CT, basically from head to thighs,"...
Asthma drug fluticasone works as well as other drugs at half the dose
...een used to diagnose asthma, such as the amount of air
that can be forcibly expelled from the lungs in on...thasone or budesonide dose increased the amount of air
exhaled in one second by an average of .14 liters, the researchers found. In the studies that compar...
Study shows adherence to pulmicort respules, results in fewer ER visits in asthmatic children
... cold air, many household and industrial products, air
pollutants, scents or simple stress. 6 About AstraZeneca AstraZeneca is a major international healthcare business engaged in the research, development, manufacture and marketing of prescription pharmaceuticals and the supply of healthcare services...
Penn study documents access to trauma centers in the United States
...nother. "A concerted effort between hospitals, the air
medical industry, and state policymakers is needed if we're going to expand rapid access to life-saving trauma care for Americans who have none," says Branas. The study was funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the American Trauma...
People with diabetes more sensitive to cardiovascular effects from air pollution
...be at higher risk for cardiovascular problems when air
pollution levels are higher, according to a new st...ted several kinds of fine particles found in urban air
pollution. These included sulfate particles, which come mainly from coal-burning power plants, as we...
Mayo Clinic Proceedings studies risk factors for blood clots
...d immobility of flight passengers during long-haul air
travel increases the risk of developing blood clot... the risks of blood clots forming during long-haul air
travel, but additional measures may be needed for those who travel to have the surgery. He says seve...
Fungal contamination in breast implant surgery: A rare, preventable complication
...ist. The investigators isolated Curvularia from an air
sample taken from the supply room. They also discovered that air
was flowing into the operating room associated with the contamination, rather than out of it as infe...
JAMA study finds whooping cough vaccine effective, safe for teens and adults
...or months in infants as mucous clogs their smaller air
passages. A coughing spell may last so long that the child gasps for breath, making a whooping sound. In 1934, more than 265,000 cases were reported in the United States with nearly 8,000 deaths, mostly in children. In 2003, the number of deaths was ...
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