Tag: "size" at medical news
RAND study finds vaccination of nursing home staff, residents, key to reducing flu outbreak
...ates. Ninety percent responded, for a final sample size
of 301 nursing homes. The facilities ranged in size
from 34 beds to 355. Vaccination status was self-reported and not verified by medical abstraction or...
A medical micropump
... a medical lab and put them all down on a chip the size
of a credit card." Eddings and Gale outlined de...yered piece of silicone polymer material about the size
of a deck of playing cards. The polymer is named polydimethylsiloxane, or PDMS. "It's made out of...
Fast test for low blood flow in dogs detects early heart trouble
...izes in so-called perfusion imaging, says the tiny size
of blood vessels, many no bigger than 0.5 millimeters in diameter, often makes it difficult for physicians to pick up the subtle clues that signal the presence of arterial disease. He notes that blood vessels begin to narrow long before mild chest p...
T-ray breakthrough could make detecting disease far easier
...rrors to focus the radiation. This limits the spot size
of focused T-rays to a substantial fraction of a millimetre and this has made studies of small objects such as biological cells with high resolution are virtually impossible. But in their work the researchers found that although ordinary metal wir...
Chemists make tiny molecular rings with big potential
...ts report constructing polymer rings of a specific size
and binding them to charged sodium atoms -- a firs...roduce a compound that specifically binds with one size
ring in particular, and removes it from the mix. Then all the other rings assume the size
and shape ...
Federal government needs to take closer look at assisted living facilities
...lthough this figure varies widely depending on the size
of the unit, services provided and location. By 2020, the number of elderly Americans needing long-term residential care is expected to double from 7 million to 14 million....
Bone research that grows on you
...he microspheres, which are highly porous, range in size
from 50 to 500 microns and have calcium phosphate abundantly deposited throughout the pores, can be used in a variety of ways. "They could be used to fill bone defects or cavities, to coat load bearing implants, and to make scaffolds for the regen...
CHEST 2006 abstract briefs
...30 PM EST) A new study shows that smaller arterial size
in women may account for the reduced likelihood of...s were measured, and the association between their size
and patient characteristics was assessed. Researchers concluded that, even after adjusted for age an...
Alarming revelation: Women over 50 live in fear
...ngs of exposure to danger because of their smaller size
and lesser strength," she said. "But they could also feel vulnerable because of their limited finances and lack of knowledge which might force them to depend on people they don't necessarily trust. She said some ideas to alleviate women's perceptio...
Dragon training in China focuses on atmosphere
...untry in the world, because of the country's sheer size
and various types of terrain, which range from Himalayan peaks to tropical lowlands....
Three-dimensional, miniature endoscope opens new diagnostic possibilities
...ptical fiber introduced through a probe about the size
of a human hair is broken into its component colo...nimize tissue damage," Tearney adds. "The device's size
and flexibility should allow safer navigation through such delicate structures as the salivary ducts...
New study shows the benefits of eating fish greatly outweigh the risks
...ch greater both the amount of the evidence and the size
of the health effect are for health benefits, compared with health risks. Seafood is likely the single most important food one can consume for good health," said Mozaffarian....
Campaigns on young people's weight miss point, says research
...said there was a big difference between their body size
and that of the smaller size
they wanted to be. But these children were no more motivated to change by dieting and exercise t...
DNA computing targets West Nile Virus, other deadly diseases
...re than 100 DNA circuits, MAYA-II is quadruple the size
of its predecessor, MAYA-I, a similar DNA-based computer developed by the research team three-years ago. With limited moves, the first MAYA could only play an incomplete game of tic-tac-toe, the researcher says. The experimental device looks nothing...
Study by Children's Hospital and Carnegie Mellon explains crucial deficit in children with autism
...ased on so-called surface characteristics, such as size
and shape. They have a diminished ability, however, to group objects into more abstract categories (e.g., birds, trees, cars and furniture). A key characteristic that differentiates living and nonliving things is the ability of the former to move on ...
Insurance companies deny medically necessary breast reductions based on random, unproven criteria
...ugh most patients have a one-and-a-half to two cup size
reduction, the amount of tissue removed, body weight, level of obesity, or bra cup size
do not affect the benefits that patients receive from breast reduction. Many insurance companies ...
Breast asymmetry surgery improves quality of life, self-esteem
.... "Even if breasts differ by less than a half-cup size
it can be very noticeable. The condition is talke... asymmetry occurs when a woman's breasts differ in size
or shape. For example, a woman's left breast may be a B-cup and the right, a D-cup. On the other ha...
Pine tree bark reduces diabetic microangiopathy
...sults revealed almost 75 percent decrease in ulcer size
in patients who supplemented with both oral and local Pycnogenol. Previous research supports Pycnogenol treatment to be highly effective for prevention of diabetic retinopathy and to be effective in lowering glucose levels and increasing the health ...
Williams Syndrome, the brain and music
...called the Sylvian fissure, pointed to an increase size
of the right planum temporale. But size
alone might not explain the unusual auditory strengths of people with Williams syndrome. A more gene...
Optics tests for early Alzheimer's diagnosis make significant advances
...reds of nanometers in size. Small increases in the size
or number of these nanometer-scale particles create large effects in light scattering that are detected and analyzed by the technology, he says. Recently, Goldstein and his colleagues have shown in animal trials that this test can detect the partic...
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