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Indian and Pakistani-origin Scots More Likely to Suffer Heart Attacks

...c groups from the 2001 Census to Scottish hospital discharge and mortality data. Researchers used a one-way encryption technique known as 'hashing', on the data, to preserve anonymity. The study found that South Asian men had a 45 percent higher incidence of heart attack, and South Asian women an 80 perc...

Olive-pomace Oil Compound Inhibits HIV Spread

...inhibits serin-protease, the enzyme used by HIV to discharge itself from the infected cell into the extra cellular environment and, subsequently, to spread the infection into the whole body. These scientists, headed by Prof. Andres Garcia-Granados, senior lecturer in Organic Chemistry are firm that the use ...

Amorous African Fish Exchange Electric Pulses While Mating

... the new study, the researchers found that certain discharge patterns were associated with certain types of behavior. Males produced more "rasp" and "medium burst" patterns when they were near females and during courtship, suggesting that the signals "advertise" the males' quality as mates. Females were fou...

Listening to MP3s During Lightning Could Be Disastrous to Your Brains

...directly, but get a "side flash" when the electric discharge jumps from the object that was hit. In 2006, the 37-year-old Vancouver man was out jogging when he received such a side flash from a tree that had been struck. Listening to an iPod while jogging, he was struck by lightning. The earphones conduct...

Bed Side Robot Gets You Home Back Faster

...he group assessed by robotic telerounding. Early discharge in the robotic telerounding group created capacity for an additional 71 patient/days, representing a total financial gain of 219,578 dollars for 54 occupied beds. In addition, a total room and board savings of 14,378 dollars was realized due to early...

Textile City Tirupur in Tamil Nadu Tops in Pollution Generation

...ver to nearby areas as well,' says Kalidass. The discharge of untreated effluent has already damaged over 80,...f crops like turmeric and bananas. Moreover, the discharge of effluents has contaminated groundwater along the river. The Tamil Nadu farmers have incurred hu...

Lower Mortality Rates in Hospitals With Good Quality Care

...tals gave aspirin and beta-blockers at arrival and discharge for AMI and, for pneumonia, how quickly antibiotics were administered. The results showed that, when compared with hospitals in the lowest quartile, hospitals in the top quartile of performance had nearly 1 percent lower mortality among patients wi...

Diabetes may Lead to More Complications

... more likely to require skilled nursing care after discharge compared with patients who did not have diabetes mellitus, the authors write. This may have accounted for the similarity in overall hospital length of stay between the diabetes mellitus and nondiabetes mellitus groups. In addition, improved dia...

Colitis More Common in Hospitalized Patients

...Clinic, Burlington. Mass., and colleagues analyzed discharge data from a database of U.S. hospitals between 199...dmission profiles, hospital profiles, state codes, discharge diagnoses, procedure codes, total charges and vital status at hospital discharge. In the 78,091,119...

Smokers may Be Motivated to Quit During Interventions in Hospital Stays

...tive to efforts to help them to quit smoking after discharge and more likely succeed in the long run. Smokers... studies gave participants follow-up support after discharge from the hospital, usually by telephone calls. The interventions that the review considered intens...

Hospital Provides an Oppurtunity to Quit Smoking

...ude at least one month of supportive contact after discharge promote smoking cessation among hospitalised patients, says lead researcher Nancy Rigotti, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Director of Tobacco Research and Treatment at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA. ...

Buckyball Has the Ability to Fight Against Allergy: Research

...ck a crucial process in the cell that leads to the discharge of an allergic mediator. Fundamentally, the buckyballs are able to prevent mast cells from releasing histamine. Mast cells are responsible for causing allergic response and are packed with granules containing histamine. They are present in nearly a...

Emergency Department Guidelines to Improve Quality Patient Care

... disease, have been added. Nearly 40 instructional discharge sheets for patients are on the site, as well as common medical forms and procedure guidelines. Guidelines can be very helpful for all physiciansfrom new residents to those with years of experience, says Wright. Anyone can overlook a step in treati...

SARS Patients Experience Mental Health Decline

...ing remained below the normal range one year after discharge from the hospital. Many patients returned to work part-time, increasing their workload over the first two months while 23 patients returned to work full-time with no need for a modified schedule. At one year, 17 percent of patients had not returned t...

Novagali Pharma Presents Phase III Clinical Trial of Vekacia(R) for Vernal Keratoconjunctivitis

...ain, sticky eyelids, foreign body sensation, mucus discharge and photophobia) was superior to the vehicle for both concentrations of Vekacia(R). For objective signs (conjunctival erythema/hyperhemia, conjunctival chemosis and discharge, papillae, limbal infiltrates and corneal epithelial disease), there was ...

Migraine and Pregnancy Is the Combo Pregnant to Trigger Strokes?

...same breath, she also felt that data from hospital discharge databases cannot form the basis of determining the exact cause and effect relationship. There could be other inherent problems like a cardiovascular disease which could have triggered the migraine and the stroke. Reiterating that these are only pr...

Feeding Premature Babies by Cup may Not Be of Much Help

...nefit in maintaining breastfeeding beyond hospital discharge and carries the unacceptable consequence of a longer stay in the hospital". For Flint, strategies aimed at prolonging breastfeeding should focus on regular "skin-to-skin contact, rooming-in and non-separation of mother and baby," as well as "non-in...

Sewage Flows into Hudson River in a Torrent

...zed steel pipes to get the line reconnected. The discharge was stopped about 10 a.m. Sunday. Now county officials must determine how stable the hillside is and what will be needed to bolster it enough to insert new concrete pipe. "There's going to be a lot of work just getting the site prepared," Mike Face...

Treatment of Premature Babies, Opossums Could Help

...ver recognizes a problem. Chlamydia also can cause discharge from the penis of an infected man....

Army Training Regimen Brutal in US, Needs Overhauling

...d to fail one more time, before officials moved to discharge him. He didn't die, though. The Washington Post's expose of the Walter Reed scam included the story of Cpl. Jeremy Harper, 19, who had seen three of his buddies die in Iraq and was a victim of severe post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). He ref...

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