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Better Working Conditions for Nurses Might Decrease Patient Infections

...ta. They also looked at hospital profitability and magnet accreditation (a national recognition program for nursing excellence in hospitals). Patient outcome data came from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Nosocomial Infection Surveillance system and Medicare files. After care...

Ban Smoking Indoor Workplaces and China Cause for Concern WHO

...ng market of about 320 million dollars making it a magnet for multinationals. Chinese cigarettes are also among the cheapest in the world and a packet can cost as little as $0.08. 'The death toll from diseases associated with tobacco is around one million Chinese annually, a figure that is expected to inc...

Massive Recall of Magnetic Toys in US

...ith magnets. If two or more magnets, two or more magnet components, or a magnet and another metal object are swallowed separately, they can attract to one another through intestina...

Climate Change can Raise Incidence of Disease: Expert

...sham charged the World Bank of creating a powerful magnet for chronically polluting and energy-intensive industries in Orissa and cautioned about the impact of the coal-fired power sector. She was also critical of the growing number of aluminum smelting plants and its consequences. The intensity and fre...

Indian American's Research Could Lead to Improved MRI

...gy that uncovered unique properties in a molecular magnet - properties that could significantly increase the...heir paper on the "Efficacy of the single-molecule magnet Fe8 for magnetic resonance imaging contrast agent over a broad range of concentration" was published...

Study to Explore Using Magnets to Correct 'sunken Chest'

... UCSF team developed the new procedure, in which a magnet attached to the child's breastbone is coupled with...a steady, controlled, outward pull on the internal magnet to reshape the bone, cartilage and chest wall. The procedure marks one of the first times magnets...

A New Technology for Safe Tumor Surgery

... predict surgical// outcomes. A Tesla is a unit of magnet strength. A 3-Tesla is one of the strongest commer...onance imaging (MRI) system performed on a 3-Tesla magnet to help identify suitable candidates for a difficult tumor-removal surgery. Four had neurofibromat...

Keep Kids Away from Magnetic Toys

...ep children away from magnetic toys because if the magnet is accidentally swallowed//, it could lead to numerous health complications. Magnets could get attached to different sections of the bowel resulting in obstructions, perforations and sepsis - a life-threatening infection of the blood, UPI news wire ...

ABCB6 Is Key to Production of Heme in Hemoglobin

...ld have been repulsed—like two negative poles of a magnet pushing each other apart. Our work showed that ABCB6 overcomes that problem by simply grabbing porphyrin molecules and pulling them in. 'We showed that there is a dynamic relationship between ABCB6 and the levels of heme and porphyrin that helps to...

High -tech Mitochondrial DNA Sequencing Tool Updated

... chip. By crude analogy, each bit is like a unique magnet that sticks to its mirror image. But if the extracted DNA contains mutations or other variations from the standard consensus sequence annealed to the chip, the bits with those changes would appear abnormal to the specially designed computer softwa...

MitoChip v2.0 – the new Mitochondrial DNA sequencing too

... chip. By crude analogy, each bit is like a unique magnet that sticks to its mirror image. But if the extracted DNA contains mutations or other variations from the standard consensus sequence annealed to the chip, the bits with those changes would appear abnormal to the specially designed computer softwar...

Scientists Claim Encouraging Progress On Hereditary Diseases

...tigators just entering the field. The meeting is a magnet for all the key players. Collaborations are formed which catalyse the research of the future. Researchers from universities and government organizations from around the world attended, including large delegations from Harvard Medical School and Mas...

Alternative Therapies May Not Ease Menopause Symptoms

...ked at the energy-based treatments reflexology and magnet therapy; and 10 assessed whole medical systems, such as traditional Chinese medicine or ayurvedic medicine (a traditional therapy from India that includes yoga and dietary modifications). Although some of the individual studies suggested benefits f...

Repetitive Magnetic Stimulation of the Brain Gives the Stroke Patients a Reprieve

... move the arms and legs. Hence in this technique a magnet is used to reduce the nerve activity on the side of the brain not affected by the stroke. The study results are published in the journal Stroke. It also reports that the benefits from this therapy can be increased by increasing the magnitude and du...

Does Magnet Therapy Posses Healing Powers?

...cure, as the patients are aware of the presence of magnet and tend to alter the outcome. But Dr Michael I....hat the result they offer after treatment with the magnet is much better than few of the drugs. He has worked with magnets in case of diabetic peripheral ne...

Swallowing Magnets Found To Be Dangerous for Kids

...cally removed. Children who swallow more than one magnet need immediate medical attention. Researchers say ...there have been several reported cases of multiple magnet ingestion over the past five years thus they stress on the need for parents and physicians to be mor...

New Treatment for Some Cancers

...own or destroy tumors. Bone metastases act like a magnet to this kind of radioactive phosphorous compound, which collects near the cancer cells and damages or destroys them. There were particularly promising results in the second group, where levels of the tumor marker PSA declined by more than half in 39 ...

Lancing tumours into the body

... long and less than a millimetre in diameter, each magnet is made of a neodymium-iron-boron alloy.Ishiyama m...ned to swim and burrow into tissue, used a similar magnet but instead has a pointed, threaded brass tip at one end.This time, Ishiyama tested the device in li...

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