Tag: "sound" at medical news

St. Jude finds clues to hearing loss from chemotherapy

...rout extremely fine hairs that move in response to sound waves and set up the electrical impulse that goes into the brain. These are the same cells damaged in adults by prolonged exposure to loud noise. "In the future we'd like to be able to prevent the loss of these hair cells or trigger their re-growth w...

Foodborne pathogens hard to remove from produce, research is ongoing

... time. If his reassuring tone makes the scientist sound less than aggressive toward E. coli 0157:H7 and other foodborne pathogens, you're mistaken. Martin and fellow U of I professor Hao Feng are dedicated to discovering ways to keep these microorganisms out of the food supply. Martin's research is focus...

Bypass surgery tops angioplasty for sickest heart patients

... walls of the artery, thereby opening it. "It may sound very appealing to patients with severe coronary artery disease to get a treatment that is less expensive or less invasive, but they may not be getting the same survival benefit as those patients receiving bypass surgery," said Peter Smith, M.D., chie...

Drug prevents postpartum hemorrhage in resource poor settings

...ldren's Health Research supports research based on sound scientific evidence. The Network supports research seeking to improve medical treatments, procedures and preventive measures that will reduce death and disability in women, infants, and children in resource poor-countries. Only interventions which ...

Sensory feedback during speech: The brain attunes to more than just sound

...o study whether the production of certain types of sound was especially sensitive to somatosensory cues. Th...erence was applied during both vowel and consonant sound production. The findings support the idea that accurate acoustic quality is not the brain's only g...

Study of NYC transit system noise levels finds daily rides can result in hearing loss

...mum noise measurements were made using a precision sound level meter on subway platforms located in the fou...als a 10 fold increase in intensity. Thus a 90 dBA sound is 10 times as intense as an 80 dBA sound. "Several factors have the potential to contribute to ...

Large subset of learning disabled children can be quickly identified by new diagnostic device

...t of the subset of learning disabled children with sound encoding problems, these children receive auditory training that boosts their ability to better distinguish sounds. When researchers use BioMAP to re-evaluate the children after training, they find that the children show improved auditory processing ...

Most US adults in favor of more balanced approach to sex education in schools

...n to enact public policy that is supported by both sound scientific evidence as well as public opinion."...

Heart failure: Mayo Clinic reveals abnormality in filling of the heart is frequent culprit

...ultrasound based on the Doppler shift variation in sound wave frequency to determine normal and abnormal blood flow status in the heart. Results showed that of the 556 heart patients, 44 percent had filling abnormalities that had never before been detected. This means that a significant number of patients'...

Ultrasound mammography, volcano monitoring for aircraft safety

What happens when sound is aimed at clogged arteries? How can inaudible n... in Honolulu, Hawaii. Acoustics is the science of sound and its applications. Over 1600 papers will be presented. WORLD WIDE PRESS ROOM We encourage yo...

'Deserving Poor' or 'Greedy Geezers'? New book debunks aging crisis

...erable cause for concern. But they argue that with sound policies and programs in place and smart individual choices, the elderly can prosper -- averting a future characterized by poor health, poor finances, and employer age discrimination. "Many reform proposals today unwisely call for individuals to tak...

Noise-immune stethoscope helps medics hear vital signs in loud environments

...ed. Traditional stethoscopes transmit and amplify sound that is within the range of human hearing, from ab...rtz to 200 hertz. The ultrasound models transmit a sound signal at 2.3 megahertz into the patient's body, according to USAARL stethoscope project team leader...

UCSF pharmacy school receives major grant from Amgen Foundation for Medicare Part D outreach

...lity of care and access for patients, and creating sound communities," said Jean Lim, president of the Amgen Foundation. "We support this program because it clearly takes full advantage of a diverse student body and encourages a spirit of collaboration." "This grant aligns perfectly with the UCSF Depar...

Decline in breast cancer cases likely linked to reduced use of hormone replacement

...n the reasons why incidence declined. "We have to sound a cautionary note because epidemiology can never prove causation," he says. They considered whether other effects may be involved (such as decreased use of screening mammography and changes in the use of anti-inflammatory agents, SERMs or statins) bu...

Study finds gender differences related to eating and body image

...ay can do the opposite, which she conceded, doesnt sound that significant. However, if people are viewing "ideal-body media" regularly, their body-weight and health could be significantly affected, she said. For example, "If a woman is a regular user of ideal-body media such as fitness and fashion magaz...

Epidemic of multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis may be larger than previously thought

...l Project emphasise the importance of implementing sound tuberculosis control activities to prevent further creation of MDR tuberculosis and the necessity of mainstreaming high-quality treatment for MDR tuberculosis into routine tuberculosis control programmes. Otherwise XDR-TB is bound to keep emerging a...

Commodity promotion programs -- What's the beef?

...elt their impact in recent years. Does "Got Milk?" sound familiar? How about "Pork. The other white meat?" These advertising campaigns are the result of government-sanctioned promotion programs, known as checkoff programs. The campaigns aim to increase consumption of commodities such as dairy, beef, and po...

Cough and phlegm cause fourfold increase in COPD incidence

... to do properly sized studies in young adults with sound methodology and state-of-the-art analysis. With COPD epidemiology growing in the European Community Respiratory Health Survey and other cohorts of young adults, we may get a better picture of early events in COPD---although our colleagues in pediatri...

Health providers could save billions without compromising health care says drug study

...mportance of carefully selecting patients based on sound clinical criteria and making sure that patients are happy with the switch and understand the reasons behind it. "Indiscriminate switching policies in patients previously well controlled may have inherent risks to those patients, either as a direct ...

Model language unveiled to help clinical researchers disclose financial conflicts

...ct is about providing a framework for establishing sound policy and practices for the disclosure of conflicts of interest in clinical research," said Kevin Weinfurt. "Toward that end, we have developed something practical: working disclosure language. We hope that others will want to use the new language a...

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