Tag: "heat" at medical news
First major study of mammalian 'disorderly' proteins
...t. Jude Children's Research Hospital turned up the heat
on "disorderly" proteins and confirmed that most o... The St. Jude team developed a technique that uses heat
to isolate IUPs in large, purified quantities from extracts of a standard type of cultured mouse cel...
Global warming and your health
...o hurt your health than simply threaten summertime heat
stroke, says a public health physician. Although heat
related illnesses and deaths will increase with the temperatures, climate change is expected to also...
Soot from wood stoves in developing world impacts global warming more than expected
...arming effect because they absorb solar energy and heat
the atmosphere, according to Roden. In earlier work, Bond estimated that burning firewood -- the principal fuel for cook stoves in the developing world -- produces 800,000 metric tons of soot worldwide each year. In comparison, diesel cars and truc...
UGA professor finds that confusion about Calories is nothing new
...e is a measure of the amount of energy required to heat
one kilogram of water one degree Celsius. It was f...her or not a calorie was defined as the amount of heat
required to raise one kilogram of water one degree Celsius or one gram of water one degree Celsius. ...
New tool being tested at Penn to halt recurrence of atrial fibrillation
...logists use ablation procedures (involving intense heat
on the area of the heart causing the rhythmic pumping problems) to turn pulmonary vein tissue into scar tissue so that it can no longer conduct electricity. When this is done in several locations, it can effectively stop the symptoms of atrial fibril...
Pain relief effectiveness down to mind-set?
...volunteers initially received a moderately painful heat
stimulus to both arms. The placebo cream was then ...the application of the cream, the intensity of the heat
stimulus was turned down on one arm without informing the volunteer. Subsequently the intensity was ...
Many people with MS report financial strain related to health care
...ir lives. Some 21% reported spending less on food, heat
and other necessities to pay for health care needs, and 22% did not fill prescriptions or skipped doses of medicine. Over a third reported worrying "a lot" about losing or not having health insurance, about the cost of health insurance, and about whe...
AHA statement recommends doctors change approach
...rcise, weight loss to reduce stress on joints, and heat
or cold therapy. If the non-pharmacologic approach does not provide enough pain relief or control of symptoms, we recommend a stepped-care approach when it comes to prescribing drugs," he added. "Take into account the patient's health history and ...
Hot tubs hurt fertility, UCSF study shows
....br . "It has been believed for decades that wet heat
exposure is bad for fertility, as an old wives tal...things to avoid as men attempt to conceive." Dry heat
exposure, for instance, as presented with fevers or through applied external heat, is a well-documen...
Texas A&M study proves pollution from China And India affecting world's weather
... carbon, can collect on ice packs and attract more heat
from the sun, meaning a potential acceleration of melting of the polar ice caps, he believes. "It possibly means the polar ice caps could melt quicker than we had believed, which of course, results in rising sea level rates," he adds. The polluti...
Fiber-based light source promises improvements in food inspection
...g the rectangle; and a "cool" source that does not heat
up the objects to be imaged. Currently employed light sources such as tungsten halogen lamps or arrays of light-emitting diodes lack at least one of these features. According to the researchers, this fiber-based device can be customized for a speci...
First greenhouse gas animations produced using Envisat SCIAMACHY data
...t important greenhouse gas, methane molecules trap heat
with an efficiency that is 20 times larger than that of a molecule of carbon dioxide. Also, emissions from methane the second most important greenhouse gas may significantly rise in the future due to global warming if methane is released from curre...
Radiofrequency ablation effective treatment for inoperable lung cancer
..., which uses high-frequency electrical currents to heat
and destroy abnormal cells, is performed in a single day as an outpatient procedure, is minimally invasive and has few side effects. In his study, Dr. Dupuy and a research team evaluated the outcomes of 153 patients who underwent computed tomograph...
Latest IPCC report highlights need for integrated climate/human behavior models
...mate change. But as hurricane Katrina and the 2003 heat
wave in Europe have showed us, that does not mean ...sen the health risks. Recent evidence from extreme heat
waves, cyclones and droughts has shown how widely the health impacts vary between old and young, ric...
Higher gas prices leave many workers running on empty
... gas has necessitated going without basics such as heat
or air conditioning, or even cutting back on food purchases, over the past few months. Further, Hochwarter found that those most affected by gas prices were prone to experience stress both on and off the job. Specifically, negative views of work an...
Mailman School of Public Health researchers analyze air quality and weather changes by 2050
...ntial impacts of climate change on air quality and heat
across the metropolitan area, as well as potential effects on summertime ozone-relateddeaths. For example, ozone-related deaths in a typical summer could increase by 55 deaths across the 31 counties of the New York City Metro area due to climate chan...
Hotter is better for removing allergens in laundry
... 2007, SAN FRANCISCO -- A new study finds that the heat
setting you choose when doing laundry makes all the difference when it comes to killing dust mites. The researchers found that washing laundry in hot water--140 degrees Fahrenheit (60 C) or higher--kills all house dust mites, compared with just 6.5% ...
System to pinpoint airline passengers who contaminate cabins
...hree sensors and recreates the exhalation and body heat
of passengers and an airliner's "linear diffuser" ...s to simulate passengers exhaling. Recreating body heat
is important because it affects airflow inside airliners, Chen said. Future work will concentrate ...
Detecting cold, feeling pain: Study reveals why menthol feels fresh
...pain signals when they are exposed to high ambient heat
or the fiery properties of peppery food. (Science,... The study demonstrated that capsaicin and noxious heat
elicit the sensation of burning pain through activation of the same receptor on sensory neurons. ...
New study could bring relief to sweltering city slickers
...in future years, thanks to a new study probing the heat
contributed by buildings, roads and traffic. Res...recasts to produce a detailed picture of how urban heat
islands push up the temperature during the hottest months. One of the aims of the three-year study...
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