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Children and young people show elevated leukaemia rates near nuclear facilities

...y between five and 24 per cent, depending on their proximity to nuclear facilities, and by two to 18 per cent in children and young people up to the age of 25. Incidence rates were increased by 14 to 21 per cent in zero to nine year olds and seven to ten percent in zero to 25 year-olds. Childhood leukae...

Medicaid patients with lupus travel farther to see specialists

...ers on obtaining comprehensive medical services in proximity to their residences," the authors state. They acknowledge that the number of Medicaid patients in the study (58) may have been lower than what would normally be found in the general population of patients with SLE and that these patients were more ...

Revolutionizing prosthetics 2009 team delivers first DARPA limb prototype

...tated limb to unused muscle regions in appropriate proximity to the injury. In this case, the nerves were transferred to the pectoral area of the patients chest. This procedure provides for a more intuitive use of a prosthetic arm and allows for the natural sensation of grip strength and touch. During clini...

Where should I have my outpatient surgery?

...specially from a patient comfort standpoint. Close proximity to the surrounding community, more patient friendly services, such as parking and in some cases a more procedure specific focus are all plusses of the outpatient setting. However, ambulatory settings don't have nearly the variety and expertise offere...

RAND study finds vaccination of nursing home staff, residents, key to reducing flu outbreak

...za-like symptoms reported within 72 hours in close proximity within the nursing home. "Simply immunizing nursing home residents against influenza is not going to ensure they're protected from getting the flu," said Lisa R. Shugarman, a RAND researcher and lead author of the study. "It's only the combination o...

Asthma linked to soot from diesel trucks in Bronx

...fic days, as large numbers attend schools in close proximity to busy truck routes because of past land-use deci...use decisions have placed school children in close proximity to highways, truck routes, industrial land-use areas and other environmental hazards. Modeled concen...

Global view shows strong link between kidney cancer, sunlight exposure

...ancer incidence to map cancer rates in relation to proximity to the equator, researchers at the Moores Cancer Center at University of California, San Diego (UCSD) have shown a clear association between deficiency in exposure to sunlight, specifically ultraviolet B (UVB), and kidney cancer. UVB exposure trig...

Terrorism and mental health focus of NIMH-funded study

... perceived as severe To examine how geographical proximity and social proximity (being part of the same social group as the victims) impact people's reactions to terrorism. "I l...

New GI technologies improve internal organ visualization

... accuracy of the interventions. The heart's close proximity to the wall of the esophagus has led researchers t... on the results of this study as well as the close proximity of the intestinal wall to vasculature, an EUS-guided approach to perform selective angiography is fe...

MSKCC received record gift of $100 million from Mortimer B. Zuckerman for cancer research facility

...an, across the street from Memorial Hospital. The proximity to the hospital will promote interdisciplinary efforts as scientists and physicians work together to achieve a better understanding of cancer and develop new, more effective ways of controlling the disease. "Memorial Sloan-Kettering and all those who...

M. D. Anderson: Setting the benchmark in brain tumor treatment

...nsequence of traditional therapies and the tumor's proximity to vital functions controlled by that part of the brain. While the removal of a tumor may result in some impairment, chemotherapy and radiation treatments also play a role in hindering a person's ability to think and perform daily activities. ...

The $6 billion (hu)man is becoming reality, as bionics restores or expands humans' abilities

...h the subretinal implant and thus provide intimate proximity between the stimulation sites and the neural cells, which is essential for high resolution stimulation. First generation of the system is designed for visual acuity of 20/400, the second for 20/200, and the ultimate target is 20/80 vision. For huma...

New 'litmus test' could aid discovery of anti-cancer drugs

...rt, and the gold nanoparticles, no longer in close proximity to each other, are now bright red. When a triplex binder binds to DNA it creates a stronger bond that requires a higher temperature to break apart the DNA strands. By adding different triplex binders to a solution with a specific DNA sequence betwe...

Going the extra mile for specialized heart attack care

... involved in regionalizing heart attack care, with proximity to specialized hospitals being necessary, but not sufficient, for making such a system feasible," said lead author Brahmajee K. Nallamothu, M.D., of the University of Michigan Medical School. In addition to Krumholz and Nallamothu, other authors on t...

Should heart attack care be more like trauma care? Study suggests regional system could be feasible

... involved in regionalizing heart attack care, with proximity to specialized hospitals being necessary, but not sufficient, for making such a system feasible," says lead author Brahmajee Nallamothu, M.D., MPH. an assistant professor of internal medicine at the U-M Medical School, researcher at the VA Ann Arbor ...

Primary biliary cirrhosis more prevalent around toxic waste sites in NYC

...l toxins and one of relatively few studies linking proximity to SFS to a specific disease," the authors write. Though the exact mechanism by which proximity to toxins may increase PBC patient exposure is not clear, the authors suggest inhalation is the like...

HIV/AIDS rates in Tijuana, Mexico increasing at alarming rate

... linked to a number of factors including Tijuana's proximity to the United States, which creates economic opportunities that attract migrants from elsewhere Mexico. Such migration is linked to lower socio-economic status, social and political alienation, lower awareness of HIV/AIDS and, for some, the need to ...

Climate change may affect length of respiratory infection season

...result in a higher infection rate due to our close proximity to other people. Cold air might enhance viruses' survival or affect our bodies' ability to fight off infection. "It is known that as the temperature gets colder, a lot of respiratory infections increase... There must be some link with the temperature...

Neighborhoods may affect asthma, UCSF study finds

...t researchers believe water-damaged housing stock, proximity to high traffic flow, industrial pollution, and social environmental stress are key contributors to health problems in poorer neighborhoods. The study raises the possibility that more frequent household pet ownership may be one factor in lower lung f...

Getting close to nature is good for you

...e people to reconnect with nature and benefit from proximity to wildlife. Partnerships between healthcare providers and nature organisations to share and exchange expertise could create new policies that recognise the interdependence between healthy people and healthy ecosystems, they conclude....

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