Tag: "zone" at medical news
West Africa: meningitis epidemics driven by the wind
...ropical Front which corresponds to the convergence zone
between the northern winds, called the Harmattan, and the monsoon winds coming from the South. In winter, Sahelo-Sudanian Africa receives the influence of the Harmattan winds. These warm, dry winds, are dust-loaded and cause damage to the mucous memb...
NIST fire analysis tools featured in online training
...es such as physical testing, hand calculations and zone
models, as well as "virtual reality" reconstructions of fire incidents with the NIST Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS) and Smokeview software programs. (FDS calculates the movement of the smoke and heat from a fire. Smokeview translates the calculations ...
'Binge drinkers': Folk devils of the binge economy
...recognise the night-time economy as a criminogenic zone
that was having a negative impact on their own crime and social order targets, official discussion has focused on the problematic consumer in the 'tired and emotional' shape of the binge drinker. Meanwhile, the Labour Party's infamous text message ha...
Could exercise protect older people from hip fracture?
...lerate before becoming unstable. The thin cortical zone
of the upper femoral neck became substantially thinner with age. In women, cortical thickness fell by 64% per decade, and critical stress by 132% per decade in the region most compressed by a sideways fall. Similar, but significantly smaller results ...
Estrogen, estrogen-like drugs' ability to protect brain after stroke under study
...is the word we use, going on in the subventricular zone
of the brain four days after stroke." Low and higher estrogen doses seem to work equally well; the jury is still out on whether tamoxifen and raloxifen can do the same. Dr. Brann is still looking at their impact and looking further at estrogen, too...
Tsunami raises questions about disaster mental health, Science reports
...al Staff Writer Greg Miller toured the destruction zone
in Sri Lanka and India. While experts have predict... Lanka that was badly affected by the tsunami. The zone
near the beach was once heavily populated, but now it's devastated. There's nothing left but toppled...
New class of drug reduces post-operative vomiting
...block signals in the gut and chemoreceptor trigger zone
(CTZ), which is located in the brainstem. Typically, a nausea impulse begins in the CTZ, travels to the vomiting center within the brain, and then on to the stomach, Gan explained. "However, not only are there NK-1 receptors in the CTZ, they are also...
MIT researcher presents new view of how the cortex forms
...sk-specific regions of the cortex are spawned by a zone
of "originator" cells; or that long nerve fibers from the thalamus, a large ovoid mass that relays information to the cortex from other brain regions, are activated by external stimuli to impose identity on the homogeneous blob. New evidence indicate...
Resolved to lose weight? Social cues encourage overeating: University of Toronto study
...uently, eating occurs within what we have termed a zone
of biological indifference, in which the individual is neither genuinely hungry nor genuinely sated. Without any particular biological reason to start, continue or stop eating, we are particularly vulnerable to socially based influences." "Norms of ...
MSG-2 in position for tonight's launch
...ite has been successfully rolled-out to its launch zone
atop its Ariane 5. The latest Meteosat Second Generation satellite, MSG-2, is due to launch from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana at 11:33 CET tonight. Preparations for the mission entered their last phase on 10:30 local time (15:30 CET) on 20 Dec...
Practice makes deadly perfection, FSU suicide researcher says
...relatively few people in the dangerous convergence zone
of desire and capacity for suicide, according to Joiner, and these are the people who are at greatest risk for serious suicidal behavior. But knowing the risk factors makes prevention possible, Joiner said, noting that maintaining good interpersonal ...
Excisional treatments for pre-cancerous cervical cells could lead to problems in pregnancy
...tion,and large loop excision of the transformation zone
(LLETZ) are allconservative methods of treatment u...early indicates that excision ofthe transformation zone
is associated with a small but real increase in riskof pregnancy-related morbidity. This information...
Johns Hopkins scientists map brain area that may aid hunt for human brain stem cells
...mplete map of the lateral wall of the subventricle zone
or SVZ, including the unexpected existence of epen...ative diseases and brain damage." The subventricle zone
refers to tissue and cells that lie next to the ventricles or tubes located in the center of the bra...
What constitutes acceptable earthquake risk in the Central United States?
... people rarely think of the large New Madrid fault zone
underneath their feet. According to seismologists,... how do small towns that line the New Madrid fault zone
improve earthquake preparedness when immediate risk and awareness are low and town budgets are stret...
New uses for endoscopy
...ve communicating part of the stomach with a distal zone
of the small intestine, resulting in less absorption of nutrients....
New insights into the impact of injury on cartilage cells
... to test the hypothesis that leukocytes extend the zone
of damage and cell death in cartilage after an acu...ytes allows leukocytes to adhere and to extend the zone
of injury beyond the impact site. Thus, the data in this study suggest that therapies to reduce acu...
Hospital inputs Shipman death rates to see how fast audit system would raise the alarm
...eath rates would have fallen outside the tolerance zone
for predicted death rates. Papworth is England's main heart and lung transplant centre and its 1,300 staff treat more than 20,000 inpatients and day surgery cases each year, together with 20,000 outpatients. Both the surgeon and anaesthetist chosen...
Reconstructing a healthcare system in Iraq
...radic violence because of creation of the "no-fly" zone
in 1991. "However, a functioning economy does not mean that the reconstruction is complete," said Allison Squires, R.N., doctoral candidate and lead author of the study in Advances in Nursing Science. "It will be an ongoing process. Including input f...
A car's middle back seat may be least desirable, but it's the safest
... passengers in near-side impact crashes. The crush zone
is an area of the car designed to collapse in an effort to absorb some of the impact from a collision. "In addition, in rollover crashes there is potentially less rotational force exerted on the middle seat passenger than on those in the window sea...
New fruit fly protein illuminates circadian response to light
...changes brought on by travel, namely from one time zone
to another. A mutant fruit fly that possesses jetlag-like behaviors enabled senior author Amita Sehgal, PhD, Professor of Neuroscience at Penn and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Investigator, and colleagues to identify the gene and subse...