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TB Traveler Underwent Surgery to Remove Infected Lung Tissue

...cially the observers had to wear special air-tight masks and head put in a hood. Special procedures were under taken to check whether the hoods were indeed working. When the operation began speakers diseased part of the lung was immediately noticeable. It was not a healthy glistening reddish one with sm...

Germany, Greece Hold Gay Rights Marches

...swathed in eccentric clothing or wearing elaborate masks and wigs, as the march wound its way from the Kurfuerstendamm shopping avenue to the historic Brandenburg Gate. "Unfortunately, gay people must still fear for their jobs," Berlin's homosexual mayor Klaus Wowereit said in a closing speech. In senior...

Study on Bioactive Paper That can Detect Life Threatening Bacteria and Viruses

...cting E. coli and salmonella in food, and hospital masks for detecting and deactivating harmful air-borne viruses such as SARS. The paper can also be used to manufacture dipsticks for detecting and purifying unsafe drinking water, and paper strips for checking for banned pesticides in crop produce. Rob...

Pakistan Takes Steps to Contain Bird Flu Outbreak

...the spread of bird flu, including using gloves and masks while working in the farms....

EU Pushes Asian Nations on Climate Change Goals

...er, hundreds of far-left demonstrators wearing ski masks built a barricade and set it ablaze in a counterculture section of Hamburg. Police extinguished the fire, shoved barricade aside and arrested 24 demonstrators on suspicion of violence including attacks on security officers and making firebombs, a p...

American Who Set Off TB Scare Doing Well in Hospital

...ish Medical and Research Center will wear surgical masks when treating him. The patient, Andrew Speaker, arrived there following an early-morning flight on an air ambulance. It is still not clear how he got the disease, but he has traveled extensively around the world over the last six years. In a phone...

Hunt for Sea Delicacy Taking a Toll in California

...ulders at Fort Ross State Historic Park. Most used masks to search the shallows for easy pickings. Some groped the rocks for the large ear-shaped shells. The more adventurous swam out farther, where they bobbed up and down between breaths of air. Some divers awoke as early as 4 a.m. to make the winding 9...

Johns Hopkins Begins Aggressive Screening for 'superbugs' in Children

...trong disinfectants and wearing disposable gloves, masks and gowns. "Children are more vulnerable to the problem of antibiotic resistance because their bodies are not fully developed to fight off illness and because fewer drugs are FDA approved for use in children," says Aaron Milstone, M.D., a pediatri...

Study Identifies Risk Factors for Spread of Respiratory Infections in Hospitals

...y, including both the use of high flow rate oxygen masks and bi-level positive airway pressure ventilation,...tious air from these patients farther than without masks or ventilation. Alternatively, they may generate more infectious aerosols. “There is a gap in the ...

Scent of a Rose may Give More Than Pleasure

...ts were continued in timed bursts, via fitted face masks during sleep. Several tests later the next day, it was seen that in almost all the subjects, their powers of memory were increased to 97 percent, an increase of 15 percent. According to scientists, the hippocampus region of the brain is like a no...

U.S. Issues Guidelines in Case of Flu Pandemic

...ockpiling vaccines and antiviral drugs, as well as masks and some other supplies. Today’s guidelines are partly based on a recent study of how 44 cities fared in the 1918 epidemic conducted jointly by the C.D.C. and the University of Michigan’s medical school. Historians and epidemiologists pored over ho...

Simple Steps to Safe Guard Patients from Bloodstream Infections in ICU

...rtery in the groin, proper use of separate gloves, masks and gowns for each procedure; cleaning’ skin of patients with chlorhexidine; and removing catheters at the earliest, were stressed upon. The results were quite dramatic after the simple techniques were implemented and catheter related blood stream i...

Simple Steps to Safe Guard Patients from Bloodstream Infections in ICU

...tery in the groin, proper use of separate gloves, masks and gowns for each procedure; cleaning’ skin of patients with chlorhexidine; and removing catheters at the earliest, were stressed upon. The results were quite dramatic after the simple techniques were implemented and catheter related blood stream ...

Safer ICU’s: Cheap, Simple, “Low-Tech” Steps Wrk

...keep sterile; using and changing gloves, gowns and masks for each procedure; cleaning patients’ skin with chlorhexidine; and removing catheters as soon as possible, even if there’s a chance they might be needed again at some point. The safety plan also requires immediate “stop now” orders by any member ...

Southern California Wildfires Pose Health Risks to Children

... likely to take preventive action, such as wearing masks or staying indoors during the fire," says Künzli. ...of potentially protective measures such as wearing masks or staying indoors in such a study as this, the data do imply that simple protective measures as pro...

GPs Vital in a Flu Pandemic

... as replacing waiting room magazines and toys with masks and gowns. 'Training, protection, remuneration and indemnity are important areas of concern for all groups,' Dr Collins said. 'GPs are old hands at dealing with uncertainty in clinical practice. However, when this uncertainty is coupled with an...

Australian Businesses Prepare for Outbreak of Bird Flu

...oma Resort on Moreton Island, have stockpiled 1000 masks and have evacuation plans in place if a pandemic s... millions if they decided to stockpile enough face masks and other protective gear to protect staff for three months....

Viagra Beneficial to High-Altitude Athletes

...riding stationary bicycles while breathing through masks to simulate the high altitude low-oxygen conditions at 12,700 feet was found to have improved its six kilometers timing by an average of 39% following consumption of Viagra. The erectile dysfunction drug is now being considered by military researcher...

Sleep Apnea Patients Benefit from Breathing Mask

...ding to a recent study it was found that breathing masks are very helpful// in giving them an uninterrupted sleep at the same time reduce their blood pressure significantly. The study results were presented at the American Thoracic Society International Conference ‘Sleep apnea can have significant consequ...

Nurses Required to Wear Masks or Get Their Flu Shots

...at only a few staff members had been asked to wear masks because 98 percent have had flu shots....

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