Tag: "heat" at medical news
Heat dangers forgotten in the battle against air pollution
... dioxide with low wind, both of which can increase heat
stress. The UCL study revealed that most analyse...tants, unless allowance was made for adjustment to heat
in late summer, and for sunshine and wind. Most conventional studies have not allowed for these eff...
Nanoscale study gives new insight into heat transfer in biological systems
...we learn in chemistry class is that solids conduct heat
better than liquids. But a new study suggests that...t Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have found that heat
may actually move better across interfaces between liquids than it does between solids. The findings...
Simple tests may help predict patients' pain after surgery
...were having during pregnancy. In addition, a small heat
element was applied to their arms and backs and th...rtly before surgery and patients' responses to the heat
element that was performed before surgery. The model was also useful in identifying patients in the ...
Study shows escalating climate change impacts
...disease and asthma; extreme weather events such as heat
waves and floods; and ecosystems such as forests, agriculture, marine habitat and water. Economic implications as well as possible near-future impacts are projected for each case. The study shows that warming and extreme weather affect the breeding ...
Food for thought for winter, holidays
...t drinks will not only warm you up, but could also heat
up your immune system and possibly help prevent certain ailments. Chemists have found that coffee is the number one source of antioxidants in the U.S. diet; hot cocoa contains more antioxidants per cup than tea or red wine, which provide substantial ...
Can cooling affect exercise capacity of those with MS?
... disease. Yet MS also appears to cause the body to heat
up more quickly, compromising the ability to exerc...program on fitness, core and skin temperature, and heat
flux in MS patients. The study is funded by a $449,999 grant from the National Institute on Disabi...
Duke engineers developing ultrasound devices combining 3-D imaging with therapeutic heating
...ons and then selectively destroy heart tissue with heat
to correct arrhythmias. "No one else has developed... crafted probes using stronger ultrasound waves to heat
internal tissues for ablation rather than for imaging. But combining ablation with 3-D imaging in on...
Growing health effects of global warming outlined on regional scale
...ses to boosting the likelihood of illness-inducing heat
waves and floods. Now, in a synthesis report feat...e end of the century. Extreme floods, droughts and heat
waves, such as Europe's 2003 heat
wave, are likely to strike with increasing frequency. Other factor...
Scientists use new techniques to narrow down impact of global warming on specific regions
...ther patterns to predict the occurrence of floods, heat
waves and drought on even smaller regions across t...nter, spring and autumn with resulting increase in heat
waves and drought periods especially in autumn. The number of frost days is projected to decrease. G...
Noninvasive ultrasound treatment shrinks fibroids
...procedure using high-intensity ultrasound waves to heat
and destroy uterine fibroid tissue significantly r...diologists then used focused ultrasound to deliver heat
to the targeted fibroid volume. Temperature-sensitive MR guidance allowed the team to monitor the lo...
JCI table of contents: December 1, 2005
...e-jci.org/article.php?id=25977 EDITOR'S PICK The heat
is on: why some cholesterol-lowering drugs cause hot flashes In a study appearing in the December 1 issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Stefan Offermanns and colleagues from the University of Heidelberg use various mouse models to show ...
As Montreal Conference considers deforestation issues, ESA presents space solution
... identify fire outbreaks, measure increases in the heat
content of the oceans, changes in ocean current circulation and a steady rise in average global sea surface levels. In the atmosphere, satellites are also able to quantify aerosol types and concentrations which play an important part in regional cl...
Magnet lab researcher exploring science behind commercial applications of liquid helium
...d Van Sciver. "Because of its unique viscosity and heat
conductivity, its flow can be controlled to a degree you can't get with other fluids. It has lots of potential for commercial applications." In a letter published in a recent issue of Nature Physics, Van Sciver wrote that when superfluid helium flows...
Envisat sees smoke from Europe's worst peacetime fire
...e to avoid breathing in the acrid black smoke. The heat
of the fire has driven smoke particles high into the sky, with aircraft reporting pollution reaching above 2750 metres, and the cloud stretching from East Anglia to Salisbury Plain....
Brandeis researchers propose model of neural circuit underlying working memory
...perature of the room rises, increasing the rate of heat
production from the boiler. Once the temperature of the room is sufficiently high, the thermostat switches off the boiler. This is feedback inhibition a sufficiently high temperature switches off the boiler, the same way in our neuronal circuit that...
MSG-2 will advance long-term monitoring of Earth's energy balance
...s short-wavelength light or else longer-wavelength heat
energy. It is the subtle variability of this balan...bs this sunlight becomes heated up by it, and this heat
is eventually emitted back into space at longer, thermal wavelengths invisible to the human eye but...
Researchers develop portable 'vein finder' for faster, more accurate injections
...the market that try to locate veins with lights or heat
strips, the GTRI-developed system will be faster and more reliable, says Connell Reynolds, founder of Reynolds Medical Inc., a medical device manufacturer in Fairburn, Ga., that is sponsoring the project. A former paramedic, Reynolds says the vein ...
Low-level heat wrap therapy safely reduces low back pain and improves mobility in the workplace
The use of continuous low-level heat
wrap therapy (CLHT) significantly reduces acute lo...ht hours continuously (ThermaCare HeatWraps). The heat
wrap is a wrap worn over the lower back, under the clothing. It uses an exothermic chemical reaction...
Penn to test new thermal energy procedure to reduce asthmatic symptoms
...led radio frequency energy for about 10 seconds to heat
the airway smooth muscle. Once the treatment sessi...e and the bronchoscope are removed. The controlled heat
is designed to reduce the amount of airway smooth muscle in the airway wall, thus reducing the abili...
Study finds nerve damage in previously mysterious chronic pain syndrome
... the same areas found that a light touch or slight heat
was more likely to be perceived as painful in the affected areas of CRPS-I patients than in the unaffected areas, also indicating abnormal neural function. "The fact that CRPS-I now has an identified cause takes it out of the realm of so-called 'psyc...
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