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Randy 'Duke' Cunningham, Miss America 2005 Deidre Downs and Dan Haney receive public service awards

...te of Alabama to offer a "Curing Childhood Cancer" automobile license plate, the purchase of which helps to fund cancer research. Dan Haney was a medical editor for the Associated Press (AP) until he retired late last year after 34 years with the world's oldest and largest news service. After two decades as a ...

Rush University Medical Center studies advanced 3D imaging system for radiation therapy

...dvanced 3D display system initially developed with automobile design in mind may be beneficial in the treatment of cancer patients. Rush University Medical Center in Chicago is the only test site in the world exploring the use of the Perspecta Spatial 3D system to improve evaluation and planning of radiation t...

Students who get drunk weekly have higher risk of injuries

...ce weekly were three times more likely to be in an automobile accident caused by someone else's drinking and twice as likely to be taken advantage of sexually by someone who was drinking. O'Brien's goal was to identify a one-question screening tool that could be used in busy hospital emergency departments. She...

Changes advocated in license renewals for elderly drivers

...dence and sense of dignity." Legislation requiring automobile insurers to offer discounts to elderly drivers who complete a driver's safety course, for example, is a step in the right direction. An alternative solution posed by some experts -- designing automobiles with systems designed specifically to aid seni...

Aging eye more susceptible to serious damage, scientists report

... to reduce the risk that a deploying air bag in an automobile will contact the eye. People who wear glasses "should be sure that they are fitted with impact-resistant polycarbonate lenses," he said. "Those in sports or work environments requiring protective lenses should wear them." Stitzel and his colleagues h...

Implantable chips bear promise, but privacy standards needed

...isting chips used to purchase gasoline and provide automobile security. And the technology is not cheap: each chips costs $200 and a reader costs $650, raising the question of whether it is a practical investment for caregivers. While Halamka reports the chip has resulted in no discomfort, even as he has mainta...

Wake up, doc: Lack of sleep affects young doctors just like alcohol does

...dents (called interns) were more likely to have an automobile crash or near-miss while driving after an extended work shift. Arnedt and his colleagues found that skills on a driving simulator deteriorated in residents who were tested after an overnight shift in the hospital and at the end of a month of heavy ni...

Hospitals that follow guidelines save lives

...unity stakeholders and coalitions, including major automobile companies and unions. Previous reports from the project showed that a systems approach and tools such as standardized admission and discharge documents and "contracts" between physicians and patients could boost adherence to recommended therapies, in...

NFL players show more rapid recovery from concussions than high school players

... also is used throughout numerous sports including automobile racing, ice hockey, soccer, rugby, skiing and snow boarding. It can precisely measure even the subtle effects of a concussion, such as decline in memory, information processing speed and reaction time, as well as symptom levels. Athletes can take an ...

Air ambulance research identifies best intubation method

...s were being transported by air ambulance after an automobile accident or other trauma. "We found that using the sedative alone resulted in lower intubation success and a more difficult intubation," said Bozeman, who is an emergency medicine and pre-hospital emergency medical services (EMS) specialist. The lik...

MIT thinks small to find safer metals

...coat industrial parts and decorative items such as automobile bumpers, the coating process uses a form of chromium called hexavalent chromium that has been linked to cancer and other adverse health effects if workers inhale it. A steel ring, for example, is coated using a bath of hexavalent chromium that gives ...

Mailman school researchers studying link between obesity and the urban environment

...that public transit allows residents to be private automobile independent and promotes walking. With Americans in the grip of an obesity epidemic since 1975, Dr. Rundle hopes his research findings will bring a discussion of health to urban planning decisions in New York City -- and across North America, at the ...

Combining alcohol and Red Bull reduces the 'perception' of impairment

...s may be at even greater risk for problems such as automobile accidents because they believe they are unimpair...actually at an increased risk for problems such as automobile accidents." "Alcohol affects not only the motor coordination but also the capacity of decision, be...

IAMP expresses support for Disease Control Priorities Project

...V/AIDS and avian influenza to the rising number of automobile accidents taking place in cities across the developing world. DCPP is a collaborative effort of the Fogarty International Center of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, the World Bank, the World Health Organization and the Population Reference Bur...

UCI scientists find chlorine may contribute to ozone formation

...rapidly with hydrocarbons and nitrogen oxides from automobile and power plant emissions, contributing to the complex chain of reactions that leads to ozone formation. The primary cause of urban ozone is the reaction of hydroxyl radical (OH) with hydrocarbons and nitrogen oxides. OH is a highly reactive molecule...

Study links lead exposure to brain cancer in adults

...y and intensity of lead exposure were painters and automobile mechanics. But firefighters, engineers, automobile assemblers, truck drivers, plumbers, welders, and printers or typesetters were all among those indiv...

Study of NYC transit system noise levels finds daily rides can result in hearing loss

..., are relatively safe, especially in comparison to automobile use, they may be associated with a wide range of potential health hazards. The New York City subway system is the largest and the second oldest system in the U.S., with over 450 subway stations, 500 subway trains, and over 2,000 miles of track. Op...

Authors of obesity/gas consumption study to speak at Pittsburgh meeting of operations researchers

...economic implication of obesity is that it reduces automobile fuel economy. This research quantifies the amount of additional fuel consumed annually in the United States by automobiles that is attributable to higher average passenger weights, during the period from 1960 to 2002. The results indicate that approx...

Consumers neutral on risks, benefits of nano

...ic, nano-containing products: a drug, skin lotion, automobile tires and refrigerator gas coolant. This is the first large-scale study to experimentally gauge the public's reaction to specific, nano-containing products, and Currall said the use of scenarios about plausible, specific products yielded results that...

Safety experts ill-equipped to handle nanotechnology in workplace

...ucts on the market--ranging from computer chips to automobile parts and from clothing to cosmetics and dietary supplements (see: www.nanotechproject.org/consumerproducts ). By 2015, the National Science Foundation estimates that the nanotechnology sector will employ more than 2 million workers. But little ...

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