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Differential heart-attack risks among blacks, whites remain mystery

...lcium levels had been determined via electron beam computer tomography and whose Lp(a) levels were determined via blood tests. The study was designed to test one of the leading theories that aim to explain why increased levels of Lp(a) in the bloodstream lead to different risk factors for whites and African-A...

OHSU develops instant, computerized notification system to communicate patients' end-of-life wishes

...This means that a reminder will pop up on the OHSU computer screen to alert any future health professional who cares for them of the existence of these important documents." The POLST program was originated in Oregon. It allows chronically ill patients to direct their end-of-life care by discussing a detailed...

Fifteen-year hunt uncovers gene behind 'pseudothalidomide' syndrome

...esearchers. Because of advances in technology and computer analysis, the researchers were able to find the Ro...netic techniques, the genomic information, and the computer analysis become powerful enough to find the genetic mutations behind a disease as rare as Roberts." ...

Probable cause sequences for WTC collapses finalized

...ensued. The sequences are supported by extensive computer modeling and the evidence held by NIST, including photographs and videos, recovered steel, eyewitness accounts and emergency communication records. Additionally, this information was used to document a variety of factors affecting the performance of ...

To boost efficiency, hospitals borrow principles from factory floor

...iency." Lin and his colleagues use animated computer simulations that are based on statistical analyses...l have in common?" he asks. "They all move. We use computer simulations to analyze how patients flow through hospitals, while ensuring that the drive for effici...

Paramedics need help to revive marriages: U of T study

...onnel affect their family members. She then used a computer program to analyze the results for themes. Regehr notes that paramedics operate in a stressful work environment, coping daily with health dangers and changing shift schedules. Add a traumatic event, such as a death, to the mix and paramedics' emotion...

'Virtual colonoscopy' effective in finding most polyps but may miss small ones

...d to comparing the traditional procedure to use of computer tomography as a method -- also finds that despite seeming advantage for the person being screened, there is no evidence that availability of the CT scan results in more screenings being done. CT scanning uses computers and software to display images...

Breast cancer detector that uses electricity instead of X-rays under study

...t of electricity is sent through the breasts and a computer immediately calculates and presents findings based...waiting for a radiologist to look at an X-ray, the computer immediately notes whether the image is HEDA negative, meaning no cancer detected, or positive. "For ...

New portable device developed by Georgia Tech and Emory checks for concussions on the sidelines

...em that includes software applications, a portable computer and an LCD display in the headgear. While a typical mTBI test requires a quiet room and 1-2 hours of testing, DETECT performs neuropsychological tests in an immersive environment in about 7 minutes, regardless of surrounding noise and movement. So, ...

Attention full-time workers: Get off the computer and out to exercise in your free time!

... surf TV channels, play video games or boot up the computer in what little free time you have? If so, there's... watching TV, playing video games and leisure-time computer use. "The 1999-2000 survey was one of the first to ask about computer use and video games so that g...

Three NYU faculty named to the National Academy of Sciences

...ular Medicine; and Margaret Wright, chair of NYU's computer science department. There are now 25 NYU faculty w...ned her B.S. in mathematics, and M.S. and Ph.D. in computer science, from Stanford University....

NIST fire analysis tools featured in online training

...nslates the calculations into moving images on the computer screen.) Several case studies based on actual fire...that must be collected at the fire site to improve computer simulation results, an overview of the uncertainties in the models, and methods for evaluating model...

Doctor voices concerns over new NHS IT system

...m to users. "We were shown screens of a third rate computer program lifted from the existing system of US hospital administrators," while further meetings produced "lame presentations by various strategic health authority IT leaders." He goes on to describe problems with the "choose and book" system, in which...

Saving virtual lives with nanobots goal of UH-led project

...ed terminally ill patient, a University of Houston computer science student and his teammate have advanced to ...in their environment." To put it very simply, a computer program written by Team ContAInment tells the nanobots to move up, down, left or right or to follow ...

PENN researchers use robotic surgery

... mechanical robot with three multi-jointed arms; a computer command center several feet from the patient, where the doctor sits, and a 3-D computer monitor similar to a "viewfinder" that affords a magnified view of the surgical site inside the pati...

Majority of parents don't actively limit children's media time

...ng in their home. Media was defined as TV, videos, computer games, and electronic hand-held devices. The majority (59 percent) of parents, with children aged 2 to 11, used a combination of all approaches. The remaining parents indicated that they preferred to use one specific approach, according to the surve...

Cutting-edge technologies signify a new era for colorectal cancer screening

...epth and position of the tip, and uses proprietary computer algorithms to build a real-time, three-dimensional map of the patient's colon. The System then directs each of the segments to follow the shape of the colon, as identified by the physician. Because the System is designed to follow the natural shape...

Nature as important as nurture in developing ability for flexible self-control

... control their behavior in novel situations, a new computer model suggests, providing insight into how nature ...ituations develop," Noelle, assistant professor of computer science and psychology, said. "Our model provides an account of how the special properties of certai...

Low back pain relief, causes, measurement & prosthetic fit, production, comfort

...sical models directly from three-dimensional (3-D) computer data. Study participants reported that the sockets were as comfortable as those made with traditional methods. Investigators urge the use of 3-D printing to produce prosthetic sockets because of low capital and running costs and no special facilities...

Medication errors continue even in highly computerized hospital

...s an appropriate setting for testing the impact of computer systems on adverse drug events. Pharmacists used s...0 percent transcription. The authors note that the computer system was successful in eliminating problems reading physicians' orders (transcription), but did no...

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