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From UF and IBM, a blueprint for 'smart' health care
...rywhere. What people have come to expect in cell phones
and personal communicators may soon become common in health-care devices and products at home and in medical offices, thanks to new technology announced today by the University of Florida and IBM. The technology creates the first-ever roadmap for w...
Urgent need for guidance on mobile phone use in clinical care
... and international guidelines on the use of mobile phones
in the provision of clinical care are urgently nee...r public environment) and the potential for mobile phones
to be lost or stolen, need to be addressed. Available advice concentrates on concerns and barrier...
Study reveals Aussies' social obsession with mobile phones
...ficant element who have severe problems with their phones
and that's expressed in their psychological relationship with their phone and their financial relationship." Ms James said 2500 people aged 16 to 84 had logged on to do the survey from every state and territory in Australia, with 64% being women an...
Drivers ignore the risk of mobile phone use
... Institute. Although the use of hand-held mobile phones
while driving is illegal, almost 40% of drivers continue to use a hand-held phone while driving. Seventy percent of drivers felt that they were unlikely to be caught by police for using a hand-held phone while driving. Drivers are aware of the l...
Cell phone use not linked to cancer risk
...nal Cancer Institute . The widespread use of cell phones
has raised concerns about health risks among users. Cell phone antennas emit electromagnetic fields that can penetrate into the human brain, and scientists have wondered if this might cause tumors in the head or neck. Joachim Schz, Ph.D., of the Dan...
Satellites help ensure safe sunning
..., the UV Index can be delivered directly to mobile phones
via SMS or can be accessed on the Internet. HappySun calculates the UV Index throughout the day by using ESA satellite data on radiation, ozone and cloud coverage. The service has just completed its two-year-long test phase and has received positive ...
Wiley expands partnership with Skyscape
...ncluding personal digital assistants (PDAs), smart phones
and cell phones, as well as desktop personal computers. Wiley acquired InfoPOEM, Inc., a provider of evidence-based medical content and web-based search tools, in October 2005. The flagship services of InfoPOEMs Daily POEMs and InfoRetriever fo...
Don't rely on cold reason - trust your intuition as well
...g and bird flu, to the dangers to health of mobile phones
and GM foods, have been blamed for making people more fearful of technological innovations and less trusting of scientists and government. Researchers Jenny Kitzinger and Emma Hughes, University of Cardiff, have analysed British media coverage of "ri...
Levels of serious mental illness in Katrina survivors doubled compared to earlier survey
...rs reached participants by random-digit dialing of phones
working in the eligible counties and parishes prior to the hurricane (if survivors relocated, calls were forwarded to their new locations), and from telephone numbers provided by the American Red Cross from individuals requesting assistance. The p...
SWAN system to help blind and firefighters navigate environment
... called bone phones. The researchers selected bone phones
because they send auditory signals via vibrations ...ravel route, then sends 3-D audio cues to the bone phones
to guide the traveler along a path to the destination. The 3-D cues sound like they are coming fr...
Drivers on cell phones are as bad as drunks
...orists who talk on handheld or hands-free cellular phones
are as impaired as drunken drivers. "We found tha... by Strayer and Drews showing that hands-free cell phones
are just as distracting as handheld cell phones
because the conversation itself not just manipulati...
Cell phone emissions excite the brain cortex
Electromagnetic fields from cell phones
excite the brain cortex adjacent to it, with poten...More than 500 million people in the world use cell phones
which emit electromagnetic fields (EMFs). Though many studies have looked at the effects of EMFs on ...
4x4 drivers more likely to flout mobile phone and seat belt laws
...les are more likely to flout laws regarding mobile phones
and seat belts than drivers of other cars, finds a...iance with laws on seat belts and hand held mobile phones
by drivers in London, and almost no effect of the end of the grace period on the use of a mobile pho...
Don't use mobile phone during storms, warn doctors
...n this week's BMJ warn of the risk of using mobile phones
outdoors during stormy weather. They describe the ...is necessary to highlight the risk of using mobile phones
outdoors during stormy weather to prevent future fatal consequences from lightning strike injuries r...
Easy to use emergency mobile device for people at risk
... for emergency calls in places where normal mobile phones
were unable to establish a connection. The system was tested last year with around a hundred elderly users in the United Kingdom, Spain and Germany who were each given the device for at least three months. "The general response was very positive, the...
JRRD special issue on hearing and hearing loss
...g 145 The usability of commercially available cell phones
by hearing aid wearers is evaluated in this article. Results suggest that certain transmission technologies create more interference than others and hearing aid wearers' use of microphone or telecoil coupling may influence their susceptibility to exp...
Ames Laboratory innovation key to a 'lead-free' Europe
...ead and other chemicals leach from computers, cell phones
and other electronic devices being buried in landfills. Beginning July 1, the European Union will strictly limit the amount of lead and other hazardous materials lurking within the circuitry of any electronic appliance sold.1 Given the global nature...
Using mobile phones reduces error rate in hospital care
...to be the first to investigate whether use of cell phones
by medical personnel has a beneficial impact on sa...ment and analog cell phones. "The new digital cell phones
used much higher power and operate at a different frequency," Ruskin said. "The small risks of elect...
Mobile phone use not linked to increased risk of glioma brain tumours
are not associated with an increased risk of the m...opposite side of the head, say the authors. Mobile phones
have been available in the UK since 1985, but widespread use did not begin until the late 1990s maki...
Gold nanoparticles, radiation combo may slow Alzheimer's
...e six times smaller than that of conventional cell phones
and unlikely to harm healthy cells, the researchers say. The fibrils subsequently dissolved and remained dissolved for at least one week after being irradiated, indicating that the treatment was not only effective at breaking up the fibrils but also ...