Tag: "temperature" at medical news
Asthma patients' immune systems respond differently with allergies
...al upper respiratory infections, exercise, extreme temperature
condition, and chemical irritants and also by the same allergens that cause seasonal allergies to pollen or mold spore or perennial allergies to dust mites, cockroaches, feathers, animal fur and other allergens. In fact, the vast majority of patient...
Smart plastics change shape with light
...ape-memory" that can change shape in response to a temperature
increase are well known. In 2001 Langer and Lendlein were the first to report biodegradable versions of these materials in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. A year later the researchers introduced thermoplastic, biodegradable shap...
Study finds moderate hypothermia a safe treatment for traumatic brain injury in kids
...ned for 48 hours is safe compared with normal body temperature
(36.537.5 degrees Celsius). By inducing hypothermi...op other more effective treatments." Lowering body temperature
can help control brain swelling and intracranial pressure, which can also exacerbate secondary injur...
Watching metals melt, nanometer-scale views inside cells
...e of what happens during rapid melting.Raising the temperature
of solid aluminum to approximately 1000degrees in less than 1 picosecond (a heating rate of more than amillion billion degrees per second), the researchers found that thealuminum atoms, initially arranged like oranges in a grocerydisplay, are vigorou...
Exercise in cold water may increase appetite, UF study finds
...er exercise, she added. White suggested that body temperature
might have some influence over post-exercise appet...ague Dr. Rudolph Dressendorfer indicated that body temperature
at the end of exercise can affect post-exercise appetite. "Aquatic exercise is widely used in weig...
New treatments for common vaginal infection being studied
...ached to the device via a tube is filled with body temperature
tap water and placed at an elevated level so the natural force of gravity gently washes out the vagina for a few minutes. I didnt believe this until they sent me a stainless steel chefs bar to try, says Dr. Ferris. If you get garlic or onion on your...
Low back pain relief, causes, measurement & prosthetic fit, production, comfort
...w cost prosthetic production; and increase of skin temperature
after a prosthetic limb is donned. Head, body mo... or limb loss. Donning prosthesis increases skin temperature
of residual limb This study quantifies skin temperature
of the residual limb in lower-limb amputee...
Going to extremes to improve human health
... of simulating altitude up to 18,000 feet, holding temperature
constant at a set point between 14 and 122 degrees Fahrenheit, and controlling humidity anywhere from 10 to 95 percent. The chamber is so finely tuned that it can swing from the coldest to hottest setting in 30 minutes. "The presence of the environme...
'Apollo Program' for hydrogen energy needed, Stanford researcher says
...ains hydrogen and sulfur. Exposed to water at high temperature
andhigh pressure, it chemically reacts to yield carbon monoxide and hydrogen.Oxygen from additional water vapor turns carbon monoxide into carbon dioxide. So the end products are primarily carbon dioxide and hydrogen gas. Since coal contains more car...
ORNL wins three R&D 100s
...tioner that can independently control humidity and temperature
while delivering any specified percentage of outdo...uction path. The wafer can return a contour map of temperature
data to show hot or cold spots on bake plates, analyze trends in temperature
and create an animated ...
Parked cars get dangerously hot, even on cool days, Stanford study finds
...NFORD, Calif. - Even on a relatively cool day, the temperature
inside a parked car can quickly spike to life-thre... medicine. Though past research has documented the temperature
spike inside a car on extremely hot days, this is the first time anyone has looked at cooler days, s...
Mood lighting: Penn researchers determine role of serotonin in modulating circadian rhythm
...thm of other physiological functions, such as body temperature
and blood pressure. Although the body functions on roughly a 24-hour schedule, this cycle is capable of being reset by environmental disturbances. In Sehgal's lab, fruit flies provide the model system for examining entrainment, the synchronization of...
South Polar ozone hole makes big comeback
...t were concentrated into a single slab at standard temperature
and atmospheric pressure 400 DUs is equivalent to a thickness of four millimetres, for example. Developing out of the successful precursor Tropospheric Emission Monitoring Information Service (TEMIS), PROMOTE is a portfolio of information services ...
FDA approves room temperature storage of ZLB Behring's Helixate FS
...ate FS has received approval to be stored at room temperature
(up to 25 degrees C, 77 degrees F) for three mont...rough the expiration date of the product. The room temperature
storage option is expected to be a significant convenience for Helixate FS users. "This is great n...
Heart failure patients have impaired cooling response, UT Southwestern researchers find
...esting, all were put into tube-lines suits and the temperature
of the water perfusing the suits was elevated, res..., the two main mechanisms for the body to maintain temperature
control. Increased blood flow to skin works as a kind of radiator for the body. When your heart pum...
Heat dangers forgotten in the battle against air pollution
...ter. They also found that mortality rose more with temperature
rises in early summer than in late summer when people had adjusted to heat. High levels of ozone and particulates tended to be associated with sunshine, and high particulates and sulphur dioxide with low wind, both of which can increase heat stress....
Cool therapy reduces brain injury and death from oxygen loss in newborns
...n innovative therapy that lowers their entire body temperature
by four degrees within the first six hours of life... "We speculate that this therapy lowers the brain temperature
as well as body temperature
and slows down the injury process caused by birth asphyxia, which result...
Cold treatment protects against infant disability and death from oxygen loss
Lowering infants' body temperature
to about 92 degrees Fahrenheit within the first 6 ...ket through which water circulates. The blanket's temperature
is regulated by computer. For the study, the blankets were set at 5 degrees Celsius (41 degrees Fah...
Mirrors can trick the brain into recovering from persistent pain, research suggests
...s included numbness, pins and needles, a change in temperature
and moderate aching, despite receiving no neural damage to that limb. "Some people felt pain in their arm after as little as twenty seconds but not all of our volunteers experienced these disturbances," said Dr McCabe. "It would appear that innate s...
Can cooling affect exercise capacity of those with MS?
...pill-sized sensor developed by NASA that transmits temperature
readings to an external monitor as it travels through the body. During the 12-week second phase, participants will be assigned randomly to one of three groups: an exercise program with cooling, an exercise program without cooling, or no exercise, w...
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