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Cloud of smoke over Zyban

...sful smoking cessation drug, Zyban received a high decibel launch in India in June 2001. The cause for concern, however, was a safety update on the site of British regulatory body, Medicines Control Agency (MCA). The update, suggesting an unproven association between the tobacco-cessation drug and 57 deaths ...

Hospital Noise Raises The Risk Of Medical Error: Study

High decibel levels in hospitals disturbs both patients and doctors, and increases medical error risks, according to a study.// Noise made by speakers, electronic devices, heating and cooling systems and by loud voices of employees and visitors can result in la...

Irritating Noise Increases Risk Of Heart Attacks

...Journal // , the researchers stress that increased decibel levels could mean an increased risk of heart attack. Researchers from Charité University Medical Centre in Berlin, Germany conducted their study between 1998 and 2001 in 32 hospitals in Berlin. They compared 2,000 patients who suffered heart attack...

High Decibel Noise May Lead To Tumor

... development of tumor. Five years of constant high decibel noise increased the propensity to develop the tumor. According to the findings, wearing ear-protective aids, to a great extent, helped in reducing the development of tumor. It is possible to surgically remove the tumor, if it is diagnosed in the ...

MP3s And iPods Can Damage Hearing

...tted with lights or some other notice of excessive decibel measures. Representatives at Apple and Sony, two of the biggest manufacturers of these appliances, did not respond to questions. But one industry association agreed with Kileny's advice. Jennifer Boone, spokeswoman for the Consumer Electronics Asso...

Apple Accused Of Causing Hearing Impairment

... include a meter to alert users with regard to the decibel level. Edited (IANS)...

Turn the volume down to save your ears!!

...or the musicians on stage, who are exposed to high decibel levels night after night,// the effects are worse. Action is being taken by the upcoming rock band; Chapter XIII, to protect their hearing.The 5 members of the band wear personally fitted earplugs when they perform to decrease the noise level. Each...

Kids Help Other Kids to Protect Their Hearing from Personal Music Devices

...In their research, the Michigan Seven measured the decibel output of students' personal music players. Then, ...tion in the owner's manual, which covers potential decibel output. They continue to contact officials regarding their suggestions for policy change. As a res...

Are call centers turning a deaf ear to potential acoustic shocks?

... aspect; as the present laws only ensure that high decibel noise levels are not present at the work place. Acoustic shock can occur at relatively low noise levels, much lower than the permissible noise level at the workplaces. The employers therefore should be tuned in to the damage that acoustic shocks co...

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