Tag: "environments" at medical news

Study, meta-analysis examine factors associated with death from heatstroke

...ness. Working home air-conditioning, visiting cool environments and increasing social contact were strongly associated with better outcomes. Taking extra showers or baths and using fans were associated with a trend toward lower risk of death. Although further studies are needed to provide specific guidance on e...

World's largest respiratory health study launches next phase

...ul way to tease out whether it is our genes, orour environments which are the most important factors in developing diseases such as asthma. We can look at siblings who both had asthma as children but only one continues to have asthmaas an adult. We can then determine what are the differences, during either childh...

UQ researchers discover some of the oldest forms of life

...ures to primitive microbes found today in seafloor environments similar to those existing 3.5 billion years ago. The microbiologists on the team, led by Dr Sly, cultured currently existing primitive microbes under simulated conditions to those of the ancient forms of life, Dr Glikson said. A remarkable rese...

Mapping mountains from space with GOCE

...ther side of the world. Given the harsh and remote environments of many of the Earth's large mountain ranges such as the Himalayas or the Andes, an accurate map of the gravity field acquired from space will contribute significantly to geodesy and surveying. "Measuring our planet's peaks using a standardised ref...

Predicting the quality of life for older adults

...ving space and physical surroundings, and physical environments with few barriers to activity. "Replication studies are rarely undertaken to further validate models of quality of life, yet the results are so important," said Dr. Gail Low, University of Alberta researcher. "To fully understand what predicts a pe...

Parents and schools, major factors in China obesity boom

... stronger focus on community, school and household environments is vital to reduce the growing obesity epidemic. This is particularly important for a society that is undergoing such a massive nutritional transition," she noted. The published research recommends that obesity intervention programs should include...

High-quality child care for poor children found to offset the risk of later depression

...rom the adverse effects of less optimal early home environments on depressive symptoms. Evidence indicating that good early childhood experiences can make a positive difference in the mental health of individuals born into poverty underscores the importance of investing in high quality early childhood experiences...

US soldiers in Iraq fighting drug-resistant bacteria after injuries

...e is in an environment representative of all Iraqi environments with desert, irrigated farmland and an urban area nearby. Several previous reports have described skin carriage of Acinetobacter species in healthy people. The carriage rates have been found to vary with climate and geography. These reports m...

Scientists equip bacteria with custom chemo-navigational system

... targets. Chemotactic bacteria navigate chemical environments by coupling their information-processing capabilities to powerful, tiny molecular motors that propel the cells forward. Researchers have long envisioned reprogramming bacteria so that microbes capable of synthesizing an anti-cancer drug, for instan...

Swedish snus much safer than smoking but linked to pancreatic cancer

...r exaggerated opposition to snus in cigarette-rife environments is not sound public health policy."...

Study reports changing to a low-fat diet can induce stress

...ce would overcome their natural aversion to bright environments to obtain the HF foods, even when standard food was available. The authors continue, "These results strongly support the hypothesis that an elevated emotional state produced after preferred-diet reduction provides sufficient drive to obtain a more pr...

Craniofacial Biology Award presented to Vargervik

...changes in mode of respiration; (3) characterizing environments favorable and unfavorable for maintenance of bone size and morphology; and (4) new bone formation in controlled experimental sites. Dr. Vargerviks studies on etiological factors in the development of malocclusions, airway changes, mandibular posture,...

Bullying can be reduced but many common approaches ineffective

...et schools to effectively intervene to improve the environments where children study," she said....

Race impacts professional lives of physicians of African descent

...d professional consequences for physicians. Work environments that successfully foster and sustain a diverse physician workforce are unlikely to be created unless sufficient attention is paid to the specific ways in which race shapes physicians' work experiences, according to Nunez-Smith and her co-authors. "I...

New dyslexia theory blames 'noise'

...ger compensate. "What is important is that noisy environments are the ruleand not the exception," he added, citing a study from SouthBank University in the U.K. that found average noise levelsin primary classrooms to be as high as near a busyintersection. "What Sperling and Lu's data suggest is that themecha...

ResearchChannel reveals the research environment of the future

... demonstrate the utility of these ultra-resolution environments for analyzing large and visually complex data sets, such as co-authorship, citation and time-series social networks. "The technologies we are demonstrating this year, such as interactive high-definition video conferencing and the OptIPortal, repre...

Iowa's Maas wins GSA's 2006 Doris Schwartz Gerontological Nursing Award

...ly influenced the development of resident-centered environments for persons with cognitive impairment. Maas joined the academic world after an established career in nursing administration and practice in long-term care. After she began publishing in 1962, she has authored or co-authored 11 books, 47 chapters, an...

Georgetown establishes leading institute for global and national health law

...hat would allow more nutritious choices and better environments for exercise and active lifestyles to prevent and lessen obesity that leads to chronic disease. Collaborating with the World Health Organization (WHO) to draft its model public health law and guidelines on pandemic influenza. Gostin is currently...

Significant amount of binge eating occurs in restaurants

...ght gain over time. Restaurants are high-risk food environments that may exacerbate uncontrolled eating and excessive intake."...

Simulation in a virtual combat environment puts surgical skills to the test

...ills under unique or dangerous conditions. Virtual environments have proven to be effective in training dismounted soldiers and military checkpoint guards, for example. In this study, 15 medical students had to perform an emergency chest tube thoracostomy incision and insertion of a tube in the chest to permit ...

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