Tag: "occupants" at medical news
Probable cause sequences for WTC collapses finalized
...efforts of emergency responders and the ability of occupants
to escape prior to the collapses. In turn, NIST has identified a number of future practices and technologies that potentially could have enhanced building performance and life safety capabilities on 9-11 had they been available for implementation. Al...
Airbags associated with increased automobile accident deaths, according to new UGA study
...rence in car-crash deaths, except for unseatbelted occupants
at low speeds, where the odds of death are estimated to be more than four times higher with an airbag than without. It has been known for some time that airbags pose special risks to children and small women. Auto manuals routinely say young childre...
NSF grant to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia bridges academic research, child safety innovation
...s, more than 1.5 million children under age 16 are occupants
in motor vehicle crashes, resulting in more than 1,700 fatalities and 240,000 non-fatal injuries. Furthermore, crashes occur disproportionately among new young adult drivers, with one in four crash fatalities in the United States involving 16- to 24-...
Children in car crashes should be monitored for acute stress symptoms, whether injured or not
...states and Washington, D.C., involving 1,483 child occupants
between the ages of five and 15, as part of Partners for Child Passenger Safety, an ongoing research collaboration between the Children's Hospital and State Farm. While traumatic stress symptoms were seen in children and their parents regardless of i...
SUVs no safer than passenger cars for children, new study finds
...ashes reported to State Farm involving 3,933 child occupants
between the ages of 0 and 15 years who were in eit... SUVs do not provide superior protection for child occupants
and that age- and size -appropriate restraints and rear seating for children under 13 years are crit...
Darkness more than triples EMS helicopter crash fatality risk
...ril 30, 2005. During the 22-year study period, 184 occupants
died in 182 EMS helicopter crashes. A majority (77 percent) of crashes occurred when weather conditions required pilots to fly primarily by referencing their instruments rather than using outside visual cues. In darkness, 56 percent of crashes were f...
Inadequate housing may contribute to poor health in immigrant farmworker families
...mary contacts were female, and the majority of the occupants
of the households were from Mexico. The researchers looked at three aspects of housing that could affect family health: dwelling characteristics, household characteristics and household behavior. They found that many of the aspects of housing qualit...
Statewide study reveals new data on risks and consequences of seatbelt non-use
...atbelts. The researchers found that unbelted crash occupants
who make it to an emergency department alive are m...ue of Academic Emergency Medicine. "Unbelted crash occupants
represented 68 percent of the patients dying in the ED's," says lead author Shane Allen, a third yea...
More than just genetics: Lifestyle choices impact GI health
...diseases, including breast-feeding, number of home occupants
early in life, and the presence of a home vegetable garden. Researchers distributed a questionnaire to 668 UC patients, 715 Crohn's disease patients and 599 control patients, receiving 95.2 percent, 94.4 percent and 84 percent response rates, respe...
Promoting seat belt use among black motorists
...t seatbelt use among 11,574 black and 73,639 white occupants
of passenger cars or light trucks who were aged 16 years and older and fatally injured in crashes between January 1, 1999 and December 31, 2003. In the 33 U.S. states with accurate reporting of decedent race, 7 states had primary seat belt laws, 22 s...
A car's middle back seat may be least desirable, but it's the safest
...e occupied the rear middle-seat. They found that occupants
of the back seat are 59 percent to 86 percent safe...udy of fatal crashes in which there were rear-seat occupants
and at least one fatality in the vehicle. CenTIR is headquartered in the Erie County Medical Center ...
Sandia work launched on space shuttle shows live cells influence growth of nanostructures
...ingle cells can create more secure homes for their occupants
- even in the vacuum and radiation of outer space - than those created by more standard chemical procedures. Sandia is a National Nuclear Security Administration laboratory. "Cheap, tiny, and very lightweight sensors of chemical or biological age...
Transmission of antibiotic-resistant bacteria linked to previous intensive care unit room occupants
...gh the number of cases attributed to previous room occupants
was small, this type of transmission could become more common as the prevalence of treatment-resistant bacteria continues to rise. "Additional data are needed to determine whether more intensive cleaning practices can reduce the risk further and, if...
ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- April 4, 2007
... Jeroen T. M. Buters and colleagues point out that occupants
of cars inhale VOCs emitted from plastics, synthetic fabrics, upholstery, carpets, adhesives, paints, cleaning materials and other sources. Some regard that scent, as part of VOCs especially noticeable in a new vehicle as pleasant and seductive, wh...
Female auto crash rates increase alarmingly; airbags can be dangerous for tall and small people
...ty, analyzed crash data for over 65,000 front-seat occupants
and found that airbags, while effective for people...is 11-year sample of drivers and front passengers, occupants
of small and large stature appeared to be at risk of serious injury from an air bag. These findings ...
From UF and IBM, a blueprint for 'smart' health care
...ion that can tell absent caregivers how active its occupants
are. But these and other devices currently have a major shortcoming: They require a team of engineers to install them, Helal said. In a world where consumers are accustomed to electronics that require no more than a power outlet, that dramatically ...