Tag: "incidents" at medical news
New study reports hotel guests at risk from carbon monoxide poisoning
...nd online news databanks, the researchers found 68 incidents
of CO poisoning occurring at hotels, motels, and r...of Utah School of Medicine, The number of reported incidents
of poisoning per year has not decreased over this 15-year intervalWhile the risk of CO poisoning fro...
Explaining a link between strokes and Alzheimer's
...rm conditions like emphysema and angina, to sudden incidents
such as a heart attack, stroke or even head trauma...rch centred on the damage done by these low-oxygen incidents
to a group of brain cells called astrocytes. When the brain is functioning normally, it makes connec...
Leading prevention researchers meeting in Washington, D.C., May 30-June 1, 2007
...s, families and students can do to prevent similar incidents
in the future. Some answers may lie in research on preventing violence among youth in general. Researchers from one of the largest tests of violence prevention efforts to date will present some of the early results of their work. One of the key qu...
Bali bomb lessons helped shape Australia's mental health response to terrorism and trauma
...part of the hospital establishment between the two incidents
meant that staff worked together in a much more co-ordinated way to help the victims of the second bombing" he says. "They also recognised that the mental health nurses could provide them with the support they needed to handle the trauma." ...
Employee health program improves blood pressure, diabetes control
...ccidents also dropped by nearly 70 percent from 83 incidents
in 2003 to 25 incidents
in 2006. In all, 20 of the 83 incidents
in 2003 resulted in lost time away from work, compared to o...
Children from low income families more likely to have sleep problems
...ldren from low income families had 25 percent more incidents
of sleeping problems than children from middle class families. "While these results aren't surprising, they need to be followed up with a study involving a larger number of children since sleeping problems can have a negative impact on a childs hea...
Hospital errors rise 3 percent -- HealthGrades patient-safety study
GOLDEN, Colo. (April 2, 2007) -- Patient safety incidents
at the nations hospitals rose three percent over t...e years 2003 to 2005 also found: Patient-safety incidents
continue to rise in American hospitals, with 1.16 million preventable patient-safety incidents
International study finds ways to maximize effective responses after terrorism incidents
...e some distance away. Another complication is that incidents
in resort towns typically involve foreign nationals. This creates a situation where governmental agencies need to be involved in the response and arrangements need to be made to move patients back to their home countries. This may require specialty t...
Hospitals miss most patient safety incidents
...ng from patient safety incidents. Patient safety incidents
are common in hospitals, and many of them lead to ...ndom sample of 1006 admissions, 324 patient safety incidents
were identified. Case note review identified 303 (93%) of incidents, while the reporting system iden...
Predictors of undergoing joint replacement surgery among patients with severe osteoarthritis
... the follow-up period, scores of disease severity, incidents
of doctor visits, and willingness to consider TJA as a treatment option increased. By the culmination, nearly 24 percent of the study population underwent at least one TJA procedure. The rate of joint replacement surgery was almost equal in the two...
Alcoholics Anonymous membership may decrease alcohol-related homicides
...fer some beneficial reduction in aggregate violent incidents
in this case, mortality." Researchers used Statistics Canada data to gather Ontario-specific information on per capita total alcohol consumption breaking out consumption of beer, spirits and wine separately as well as deaths due to homicide for ...
Cartoons help measure hostile assumptions, risk of aggression in urban girls
...ulturally sensitive drawings of problematic social incidents
to help measure which children are likely to take offense and react aggressively. "The girls preferred the cartoons over traditional written descriptions of provocative social situations," said study leader Stephen S. Leff, Ph.D., a pediatric psyc...
'Environmental Forensics' could cut the cost of brownfield development
...ence to help guide investigation and evaluation of incidents
of environmental pollution. A major research programme at Queen's University Belfast, funded by the EPSRC, is currently working to promote the application of forensic science in the field of environmental science and to achieve this by focusing on ...
Thirty percent of nurses report both verbal and physical abuse in the last four working weeks
...ed in Tasmania, reported an average of four verbal incidents
and between two to three physical incidents. ...ysical abuse, may have captured a greater range of incidents
than previous studies. "Our research shows that many nurses are working in environments in which...
One in 10 teenage girls have self-harmed, study shows
...rd has found that only 13 per cent of self-harming incidents
reported by the pupils had resulted in a hospital visit. Although self-poisoning is the most common form of self-harm reported in hospitals, the study revealed that self-cutting was the more prevalent form of self-harm (64.5 per cent), followed by ...
UK hospitals poorly prepared for a 'major incident,' say researchers
...liness of dry runs of responses to potential major incidents
varied widely. Most of the hospitals (82%) had c... hospitals will face an increasing number of major incidents
in the future." "Preparedness for major incidents
in the UK remains poor 10 years after [the orig...
The influence of money on medical science
...fluence of money in science and in light of recent incidents
involving authors failure to disclose all of their potential conflicts of interest to JAMA, Dr. DeAngelis has written an editorial on the subject which will be posted online at www.JAMA.com Monday, August 7, 2006. " we have made no attempt to co...
Researcher studies sleep deprivation's effect on decisions
...gs, which can add up to big things." Because of incidents
like Drummond's the DoD's Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program funds research like Drummond's. Congress created the program in 1999 to promote research in health issues the military faces. Since its inception through 2005, the program has spent alm...
Animation can be outlet for victimized children, a tool for research
...chers often don't deal with the problem when these incidents
occur, the assumption having been that they don't know how, she said. In the study to be published in CEP, each of the 178 subjects (142 women and 36 men), were shown a short animated vignette, based on a story collected by Tettegah in earlier rese...
Bars and restaurants with regular staff meetings are less likely to sell alcohol to drunk patrons
...gest that up to 50 percent of drinking and driving incidents
begin in alcohol retail establishments," she said,... for crime and violence 10 percent of all violent incidents
occur on these premises." For these reasons, she said, curtailing sales to intoxicated persons can ...
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