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Poor Ventilation may Cause Lung Disorders Inn Inuit Children

Inadequate ventilation and overcrowding may contribute to the high incide...s not clear whether crowded housing and inadequate ventilation are risk markers (reflecting an association with other risks, for example poverty) or risk factors (...

Smokers Blow Their Infants Health into Thin Air

...luence exposure to passive smoking, such as poorer ventilation or a greater tendency for parents to smoke indoors in winter.' The researchers also noted that sleeping with a parent is a known risk factor for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). They suggest that one reason for this could be an infant's proximi...

Patients With Alcohol Problem Need Mechanical Ventilation

...me. More than 300,000 patients receive mechanical ventilation during intensive care per year in the United State...ted patients can approach 50 percent. Mechanical ventilation is associated with a high economic burden, costing a median 32,000 dollars to 56,000 dollars per pat...

Out of Reach may Not Always Save You from Catching Cold

...iration means we can look to better design spaces, ventilation systems and filters," she said. Professor Morawska said the next stage of the research would investigate the global effect of dried droplets in health care facilities to see how viruses were spread around the world....

Toddler Infected With Rare Side Effect Of Smallpox Vaccination Recovering

...nserted a breathing tube and put him on mechanical ventilation to counter the breathing problems that can come with heavy doses of narcotics. Doctors worked with the disease control centers to get shipments of Vaccinia Immune Globulin Intravenous. They also used an antiviral drug, Cidofovir. That drug, which h...

Low Weight Newborns at Greater Risk in Community Hospitals

...week-gestation newborn who doesn't need mechanical ventilation doesn't need to be in a big tertiary center. The extremely premature kids, however, do need that extra level of care." Phibbs and his co-workers linked birth certificates and hospital discharge records of more than 48,000 very-low-birth-weight infa...

WHO Condemns Tobacco Industry for Misleading Public

...obacco industry continues to perpetuate myths that ventilation systems can protect non-smokers from second-hand smoke exposure, that smoke-free policies hurt business or that smoking bans infringe on a smoker's rights and freedom of choice," the WHO said. It noted that not a single study has proved that smokin...

Canadians Urged to Renovate Houses to Check Radon Gas Radiation

... sealing openings in the basement and installing a ventilation fan, and is now retesting with fingers crossed. "I...ins, covering over exposed soils, and installing a ventilation system to move the radon outdoors. A National Research Council report for the Environmental Protec...

13 Million Die Worldwide Due to Unhealthy Environment: New WHO Report

...icity, using better cooking devices, improving the ventilation or modifying people's behaviour (such as keeping children away from smoke) could have a major impact on respiratory infections and diseases among women and children....

Environmental Problems Take Huge Toll of Lives Across the Globe

...at using gas or electricity for cooking, improving ventilation or keeping children away from smoke could reduce the number of deaths. In 53 countries in Europe an estimated 1.8 million deaths could be prevented each year if more efforts were made to create a healthier environment. In Netherlands alone abo...

Ireland’s Smoke Ban Seems To Do The Tric

...ration of particles is usually very small. "A good ventilation system can reduce it even further. A lot of people may find a smoky environment unpleasant but that doesn't justify a ban on smoking in every pub, club and bar in the country. "This feeble report won't change our opinion”, he was quoted. ANN/...

Obesity may Be Linked to Middle Ear Effusions in Children

...7 (85 boys and 70 girls) who were treated with ear ventilation tubes for otitis media with effusion between 2004 and 2006. The children’s body mass index (BMI), total cholesterol and triglyceride (a type of fat in the blood) levels were compared with those of 118 children (76 boys and 42 girls) who underwent ope...

Campaign To Combat Medical Errors

...ive area that this group is working on. Mechanical ventilation can be an important way to support patients in the ICU but there is a risk of causing pneumonia in bed-ridden patients. To overcome this difficulty the SHN raised the head of patient’s bed by thirty degrees which prevented fluid from collecting up to...

Kerala Youth Die of Carbon Monoxide Inhalation

...tion. Inefficient combustion and lack of proper ventilation caused lethal levels of CO to accumulate in the garage. The air-conditioning system sucked much of the deadly gas back into car's closed cabin space, causing the deaths of the occupants, the experts said. The incident is in some ways similar to th...

Study Identifies Risk Factors for Spread of Respiratory Infections in Hospitals

...“There is a gap in the knowledge of how oxygen and ventilation therapy may promote the spread of infection. Futur...igh flow rate oxygen therapy and positive pressure ventilation in medical facilities and effective ways of ventilating hospitals and clinics to avoid spreading of ...

Toddler Infected With Rare Side Effect of Smallpox Vaccine

...is reported to be critical and he is on artificial ventilation and life saving drugs. It's unclear why the father was allowed to have contact with his son, who had a history of eczema, shortly after the vaccination. The skin condition is a well-known risk factor for eczema vaccinatum, and official guidelines...

How to Keep Away from Dust Allergy?

...d avoid touching the used filters. Fresh air and ventilation can help dilute indoor concentrations of the PBDEs, and hence one should keep windows open as much as possible. Since air conditioners mean fresh air is blocked from blowing in, use of A.C. filters is advised. While the chemical is present in any f...

Multiple Course of Steroids Protects Preterm Baby’s Lung

... received more were less likely to need mechanical ventilation the day they were born. Source-EurekalertBR>PRI...

Airborne Infection Less in Naturally Ventilated Rooms

...opening windows and doors provides maximum natural ventilation and this lowers the risk of airborne contagion//. ...e authors said, opening windows and doors provides ventilation more than double that of mechanically ventilated negative-pressure rooms and 18 times that of rooms ...

XDR-TB: the Latest Global Terror

...tudy of guinea pigs whose cages were placed in the ventilation stream from rooms housing XDR-TB patients has created fears of the bacteria being airborne. Eighty percent of the animals tested positive. 'These outbreaks of this scary form of tuberculosis and its spread underscore that the healthcare infrastruct...

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