Tag: "zip" at medical news
Black children more likely to die from traumatic injury than white children
...ed the cause of the injury and, in most cases, the zip
code where the injury occurred. All of the children were younger than 16 at the time of their injuries. Information was included only for patients who came to an emergency department and were subsequently admitted to the hospital or died after treatm...
Study shows non-children's hospitals serve majority of US children
...- to 17-year-old females, patients from low-income zip
codes, and uninsured patients. "This study is the first detailed look at this set of issues, providing a picture of different institutional burdens," said Wasserman, the study's lead investigator. "While our results do not assess quality of care, we ...
Air pollution found to pose greater danger to health than earlier thought
...determined air pollution exposure in 267 different zip
codes where participants lived. The vast number of...on is that scientists could only use participants' zip
codes, rather than their home addresses, to determine their home neighborhood. Researchers will con...
Penn study finds physically abused boys may be more likely to commit domestic violence as adults
...e of 197 men aged 18 to 49, living in Philadelphia zip
code areas with high incidence of domestic violence against women and girls. Utilizing a scale that is also used to identify domestic violence among girls and women, the researchers found that 51% of the men experienced at least one form of abuse th...
Weight-loss surgery increasing, except for the poor
...ercent of patients came from households located in zip
codes with an average income greater than $45,000 a year (from 1990 census data, the highest available category). By 2002, that had nearly doubled to 60 percent. "This income bracket has driven the increase," said Santry. In 1998, there were 4,26...
Primary biliary cirrhosis more prevalent around toxic waste sites in NYC
...e state-designated SFS. The researchers collected zip
code data on 172 patients in New York City in need...ing cholangitis (PSC). They compared the patients' zip
codes to zip
codes of known SFS in the city. Of the city's 174 zip
codes, 89 included or bordered SF...
The greater the number of bars in a neighborhood, the higher the rates of assault
...mplified when spatially lagged effects on adjacent zip
codes are considered." What this means is that the effects of alcohol outlets are found not only in the immediate vicinity, but also in the surrounding neighborhoods. "These findings are significant from a prevention standpoint because alcohol out...
Rutgers-Newark researcher discovers new motor protein mechanism linked to heart disease and strokes
...as identified to the United State Postal Service's zip
code system used to process mail and direct it to ... as a large as New York City has several different zip
codes and a central post office must be present to scan and read these zip
codes so the letters can ...
People living in highly black concentrated neighborhoods more likely to report their health as poor
..."We used proportion of Black residents living in a zip
code as a measure of residential segregation. Residential segregation is the damaging form of racial discrimination in this country and one that affects everyone regardless of their race or ethnicity." said Luisa N. Borrell, DDS, PhD, assistant profe...
A stunning new look at dj vu
...n relate how mundane experiences undoing a jacket zip
while hearing a particular piece of music; hearing a snatch of conversation while holding a plate in the school dining hall were examples of how deja experiences were triggered in the blind subject. "It is the first time this has been reported in ...
Renegade RNA -- Clues to cancer and normal growth
... hopes to take advantage of the built-in "cellular zip
code" discovered in miR-29b as an experimental tool. For example, he plans to force other microRNAs and siRNAs into the nucleus to turn off specific sets of genes. Mendell's team is actively hunting for additional hidden microRNA elements that con...
McMaster University researchers discover zip codes for protein
...professor Ray Truants lab has discovered molecular zip
codes or protein sequences in the huntingtin protein that dictate where it goes to within a brain cell. "We have shown that the mutant huntingtin protein is mis-localized in brain cells in Huntingtons Disease, because it is being improperly signal...
Kavli Institute's Journalist Workshop, June 13, at Cornell
Cover your shoes, put on your goggles and zip
up your clean-room suit. Youre going to make a nano device. You are invited to the Journalist Workshop in Nanotechnology, June 13, 2007, hosted by the Kavli Institute at Cornell for Nanoscale Science. (Space is limited and the deadline for registrati...
Scientists train nano-'building blocks' to take on new shapes, as reported in Science
...th all the rules--all the information it needs--to zip
up into the desired shape and size that you want. Then you throw them in the water and see what you get--hopefully the desired, complex nanostructure. Ironically, Pochan thought he was done working with block copolymers when he was in graduate scho...