Tag: "sunny" at medical news
Sunshine mapping from space means brighter solar energy future
is it outside right now not just locally but all across Europe and Africa? Answering this question is at the heart of many weather-related business activities: solar power and the wider energy sector, architecture and construction, tourism, even hea...
Parked cars get dangerously hot, even on cool days, Stanford study finds
...easure the temperature rise inside a parked car on sunny
days with highs ranging from 72 to 96 degrees F. T...ient temperature doesn't matter; it's whether it's sunny
out." Much like the sun can warm a greenhouse in winter, it can also warm a parked car on cool days....
Breath of the dragon: ERS-2 and Envisat reveal impact of economic growth on China's air quality
...ide persists longer in the atmosphere at that less sunny
time of year lasting around a day rather than hours, as in the summer. "Meteorology also plays a role. There is a peak before Christmas: this is not because industrial activity, domestic heating or transportation is suddenly reduced after the holid...
World-first test of sun-damaged skin launched
... which means that more people are enjoying hot and sunny
holidays abroad all year round. But the rise in the number of skin cancer cases in the UK shows that people are not taking the advice on protecting their bodies from the sun's harmful rays. "The key issue with handing out general advice on sun safe...
Counseling children about skin cancer important, but rarely done
...han UVA. The composition of natural sunlight on a sunny
day is about 90 percent to 95 percent UVA and 5 percent to 10 percent UVB. Newer sunlamps and tanning beds (manufactured after 1970) typically emit 0.5 percent to 5 percent UVB radiation. Older units can produce 22 percent to 44 percent UVB. Studies ...
Researchers reveal possibility of separating anticancer properties of vitamin D
...loping colon cancer is lower in people who live in sunny
climates. Epidemiology studies have indicated that vitamin D is responsible for the protective effect of sunlight exposure on the incidence of several other cancers besides colon, including breast and prostate. Byers and the research team suspected t...
There's more than meets the eye to catching a fly ball in the outfield
...er time catching fly balls than those playing on a sunny
day, since there are fewer, if any, shadows, and less glare. "The worst time of day, as any ball player will tell you, is twilight," Fuld says. For batters, the four-seam fastball is the easiest pitch to hit. Even though fastballs reach speeds of 100...
Travelers need to know more about diarrhea
Most people heading off to a sunny
winter vacation in a foreign country know something about how to avoid a nasty case of travellers' diarrhea, but they don't know everything they should, according to a University of Alberta study. A survey of 104 vacationers boarding flights for Me...
Sunny days pose risk of 'flicker illness' for a few airlifted patients
... no history of seizures especially in aircraft on sunny
days. The team found several photosensitive epilep...eport. Baltimore and Rochester see some 105 and 61 sunny
days per year on average, respectively, compared to aptly named Phoenixs 211....
Good news on heart attack and chest pain
...But, the authors caution, there are clouds in this sunny
sky. Many patients who could benefit from all of the proven treatments aren't getting them. Previous data have shown that the U.S. actually lags behind some other countries in several aspects of acute coronary care. The study is from the Global Re...
Vitamin D supplements may offer cheap and effective immune system boost against TB
...tibiotic era, when special sanatoria were built in sunny
locations, such as the Swiss Alps. But until now, no study has evaluated the effect of vitamin D supplementation on immunity to mycobacteria, the family of bacteria that cause TB. The researchers performed a randomised control trial on a group of ...