Tag: "aluminum" at medical news
Boeing Unveils 'green' Dreamliner Passenger Jet
...e-piece fuselage section, we are eliminating 1,500 aluminum
sheets and 40,000 - 50,000 fasteners," Boeing said in a statement. The composites used in the Dreamliner are also stronger and lighter than traditional materials, allowing the plane greater fuel efficiency. "In addition to bringing big-jet ranges...
500 Pound Man Rescued After 12 Hour Ordeal From Wisconsin River
...hallow water. Rescuers tried loading him into an aluminum
boat, hoping to carry him over the rocky ground. But he was so heavy that they could move the makeshift stretcher only several feet downstream per hoist. Finally, rescuers created a floating platform by lashing three canoes together and placing fou...
US Concerned About Mental Health of Diplomats in Iraq, Afghanistan
...ing fire in the Green Zone and sleep in vulnerable aluminum
trailers," Kashkett said, while diplomats working in other parts of Iraq often live with the US military "in combat areas and work entirely in a 'red zone' environment. "Not surprisingly, some of our members who have returned from these postings h...
Risk of Traumatic Workplace Injury Increased by Obesity
... on hourly workers employed in eight plants of one aluminum
manufacturer to determine whether increased BMI was a risk factor for workplace injury. The plants were scattered across the United States. Employees were grouped into five categories: underweight, normal, overweight, obesity levels I and II and o...
Climate Change can Raise Incidence of Disease: Expert
.... She was also critical of the growing number of aluminum
smelting plants and its consequences. The intensity and frequency of droughts, storms, floods and erratic weather will grow with serious economic consequences, particularly for the poorest who are generally unable to insure themselves or build dwel...
Acid Test - Glaxo's Cervarix, and Merck's Gardasil, Compete
...djuvants. Merck's Gardasil utilizes a conventional aluminum
adjuvant, while Glaxo's Cervarix, uses a proprietary adjuvant named as AS04. Glaxo is confident of AS04’s effectiveness and that’s why the trial. Brian Lortie, Glaxo's vice president of operations for the vaccine, said, ``we as a company think tha...
Exposure To High Aluminum Levels In Tap Water Lead To Rare Form Of Alzheimers
...er’s disease after being exposed to high levels of aluminum
courtesy the tap water. // Carole Cross was 58 wh...ident has been directly linked to the 20 tonnes of aluminum
sulphate, which was accidentally dumped into the water supply at Camelford, in north Cornwall, in 19...
Bamboo Shoots Causes Botulism Outbreak
... processed bamboo shoots, which had been stored in aluminum
cans. It is probably the largest such incident, and might even be the worst incidence of botulism in the world. The Thai ministry of Public Health (MOPH), along with WHO and Disease control and prevention of the US, are investigating the outbreak, wi...
Aluminum Salts In Underarm Deodorants Increase Risk Of Breast Cancer
...w raised the possibility of an association between aluminum
salts contained in deodorants and increased risk o... breast cancer//. Salts of metals like cadmium and aluminum
are believed to exert estrogen-like efforts on breast cancer cells, leading to malignant transformat...
Aluminum in Deodorants Could Increase Breast Cancer Risk
...t strongly to breast cancer," Darbre said. "If the aluminum
salts in antiperspirants enter the body and mimic ...etal. Darbre stresses that her research shows that aluminum
acts as a trigger for increased estrogen activity, a major risk for breast cancer. "If a product is ...
Sri Lanka Gets The Help Of Healthcare Professionals
... are more comfortable and durable than the heavier aluminum
variety commonly in use. The new prostheses can also be fabricated with a bending joint, permitting unprecedented flexibility for above-the-knee amputees. Disability is a growing social and medical concern in Sri Lanka. The disabled population gre...
Pandemic Will Affect Business Houses
... plans in place will go out of business. Alcan, an aluminum
manufacturer is preparing itself for a pandemic, according to reports. The company employs over 70,000 workers across the world....