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Darkness more than triples EMS helicopter crash fatality risk

...rn for patients, as well as pilots, paramedics and flight nurses," said Susan P. Baker, MPH, a professor in ...during 15 years of service. The death rate for EMS flight crew members is 20 times the rate of all U.S. workers. The researchers also found that 76 percent of...

Role of nervous system in fatal heart rhythm under study

...our heart rate based on what we need the fight or flight reflex," she says. Researchers already know that ventricular fibrillation occurs when the heart's electrical system malfunctions, the electrical signals that control the pumping of the heart become rapid and chaotic causing the lower chambers of the...

Poor health of female flight attendants linked to sexual harassment

Female flight attendants who have been sexually harassed by pass...00 women who had previously or currently worked as flight attendants for a national European airline between 1965 and 1995. Compared with former employees, mo...

Ninety-six percent of minimally invasive knee replacement patients leave same day, no complication

... chair, walk 100 feet, and walk up and down a full flight of stairs. Patients are then asked if they feel comfortable and would like to go home and are released with pain medication. Patients receive home physical therapy until they can drive; then, outpatient physical therapy is started. Patients were eval...

Jefferson scientists show protein in heart and adrenal gland plays critical role in heart failure

...m, which kicks into gear in the so-called fight or flight response, goes to work, releasing catecholamines hormones such as epinephrine and norepinephrine in an ill-conceived attempt to stimulate the heart. Catecholamines are released from two sources nerve terminals and from the adrenal gland, from which...

CryoSat launch will be blast from the Cold War past

CryoSat's 8 October flight atop its Rockot launcher will be of historical sig...ass into low-Earth orbit, successfully bid for the flight contract. After CryoSat, Eurockot will also be launching ESA's follow-up Earth Explorer missions GO...

Airport screening unlikely to prevent spread of SARS or influenza

...nt infection who would develop symptoms during any flight to the UK. For SARS, they found that the incubatio... infected individuals to develop symptoms during a flight to the UK (0-3% for European flights and a maximum of 21% for the longest flights from East Asia). A...

Breath of the dragon: ERS-2 and Envisat reveal impact of economic growth on China's air quality

... as well as 'limb-sounding' along the direction of flight and with a larger spectral range than its predecessor. The increase in nitrogen dioxide levels seen is an unfortunate side effect of economic success. China's industrial boom has seen it become the world's largest consumer of copper, aluminium an...

New arrival at UC Davis Medical Center

..."Our new 'baby' is the health-care equivalent of a flight simulator for pilots," said Judith Hwang, associate professor of anesthesiology and pain medicine and one of the physician trainers in the UC Davis Center for Virtual Care. "This is a tool that gives our medical staff and other participants the most...

Resettling the 'Lost Boys of Sudan' in the United States

... years ago, escaping the war, violence, and forced flight from their homeland, around 300 young Sudanese boys found new homes in America. Bereft of family, these "Lost Boys of Sudan" were placed with U.S. families, where, in large part, they thrived. Their resettlement, however, has not been without a ne...

Mayo Clinic Proceedings studies risk factors for blood clots

ROCHESTER, Minn. -- The prolonged immobility of flight passengers during long-haul air travel increases t...ra preventive measures with the patient during the flight and during and after the surgery. The risk of blood clots prior to surgery and after surgery is expl...

New haptics systems challenge stroke patients to grasp, pinch, squeeze their way to recovery

... fields as medical and surgical training programs, flight school, teleoperations and scientific visualization. In 2004, NIH saw a need for the technology among stroke survivors, said principal investigator Thomas McNeill, professor of cell and neurobiology, neurology and neurogerontology at the Keck School...

Hyperhidrosis and its treatment becoming better understood

...thetic nervous system, also known as the "fight or flight response." For more information for patients, the authors of the paper recommend that physicians refer patients to the International Hyperhidrosis Society ( www.sweathelp.org ), a nonprofit global organization that provides education, advocacy, acces...

Lack of vigorous activity linked to functional decline in older adults with arthritis

...is makes simple, everyday tasks, from walking up a flight of stairs to bathing and dressing, extremely difficult. By 2010, arthritis is projected to affect almost 40 million Americans over age 65, potentially increasing the ranks of senior citizens with disabilities that can limit independent living. To av...

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