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Strategies to Rein in Epidemics Need to be Retooled for Rural Populations, Say K-State Engineers Using Computers to Model Disease Outbreaks in Rural Areas

MANHATTAN, Kan., June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An infectious disease striking a large city may seem like a disastrous scenario -- millions of people sharing apartment buildings, crammed on buses and trains and brushing past one another on crowded sidewalks. A group of Kansas State Unive...

Top Hospital Switches To Cybernet Compact Computers To Save More Lives

After a series of tests that scanned and evaluated different computer systems, the IT staff of the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine (SIUMed) revealed that Cybernet iOne GX31 was by far the most reliable computer model for the university's hospital exam rooms. ...

Compromised US and Chinese Computers Launch Greatest Number of Cyber Attacks, According to SecureWorks' Data

Organizations and Individuals Need to Enhance Computer Security ATLANTA, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- SecureWorks(R), one of the market's leading Security-as-a-Service (SaaS) providers, has published the locations of the computers, from which the greatest number of cyber attacks were attempted...

Heritage Victor Valley Medical Group to Donate Computers to Victorville Senior Citizen Club

VICTORVILLE, Calif., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Heritage Victor Valley Medical Group announced today the donation of computers to the Victorville Senior Citizen Club. The Victorville Senior Citizen Club sponsors educational, social and recreational programs for seniors in the Victorville area. Th...

Idle computers offer hope to solve cancer's mysteries through grid computing project

AUSTIN, Texas A biomedical engineering professor at The University of Texas at Austin is using a concept called "grid computing" to allow the average person to donate idle computer time in a global effort to fight cancer. Muhammad Zaman, assistant professor in biomedical engineering, recently ...

General Dynamics Itronix Donates Computers to Humanitarian Expedition Fighting Malaria in Africa

Leading Maker of Rugged Computers Donates GoBook(R) XR-1 Notebooks to Support Zambezi Expedition 2008 SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash., April 2, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics Itronix, an industry leading maker of rugged notebook computers, has donated several rugged GoBook XR-...

Two Laptop Computers Missing From Lifeblood's Main Office

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Feb. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two laptop computers are missing from Lifeblood's possession and presumed to be stolen. The dual-password protected laptops were used on mobile blood collection drives, and each included information about Lifeblood's blood donors, includin...

Hand-held computers prod older adults to exercise more, Stanford study shows

STANFORD, Calif. - Today's younger generation may reckon that "ne'er the twain shall meet" where technology and their elders are concerned. However, ongoing research by Abby King, PhD, professor of health research and policy and of medicine at the Stanford Prevention Research Center, appears to be...

Tongue Drive system lets persons with disabilities operate powered wheelchairs, computers

A new assistive technology developed by engineers at the Georgia Institute of Technology could help individuals with severe disabilities lead more independent lives. The novel system allows individuals with disabilities to operate a computer, control a powered wheelchair and interact with thei...

U.S. Army Selects Cogon Systems to Develop Advanced Clinical Decision Support Tools for Hand Held Computers

PENSACOLA, Fla., Oct. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Cogon Systems, Inc. has been awarded a Research, Development, Test and Evaluation contract by the U.S. Army's Telemedicine & Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC) to develop advanced clinical decision support tools for hand held computer use. The...

Sleeping Computers Yield Clues About Genetic Disorders

Researchers can now perform gene mapping, ten times faster than the conventional programs, using the spare time of linked computers// and unwind the mysteries associated with genetic disorders. The results of the study, conducted by researchers from Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, have bee...

From Computers to Vaccines

Bill Gates who was on a visit to India met our Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss on Tuesday and discussed about the development of vaccines against various fatal disease//. Gates informed the press meet that they had discussed about many issues regarding the vaccine program and his contribution...

Elderly People Can Take Up Computers To Fight Depression

In a research paper presented at the 113th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, researchers had said that it is possible to regulate the incidence of depression in senior citizens by helping // them use the computer to stay connected with people. The data regarding comput...

Better Communication Ensured Between Humans and Computers

Computers still are considered to be a high tech machine and are not user friendly by some even today. Hence manufacturers are working hard to make it otherwise//. There is a big generation gap which leaves some in a state of despair and confusion. Dr J?rg Voskamp, from Germany's Fraunhofer Institu...

Dispensing Drug Dosage To Children Through Computers

It is a generally accepted fact that the doses given to children differ greatly from that of adults, but it is not always clear, how much is enough for children//. A pair of studies from Johns Hopkins Children’s Center shows that making the dosage a computerized affair could greatly help children a...

Risk of DVT for those spending long hours in front of computers

e-thrombosis is the new e-jargon associated with computers. But it is no term to be happy about, because this term refers to the condition called Deep Vein Thrombosis(DVT), which could affect those individuals whose work or lifestyle demands them to spend long hours in front of a computer. Sitting ...

Portable Health Care Records Now Available for Consumers

...ight or blood pressure readings. Because it uses the paper organizer paradigm - familiar to almost everyone - it is "elder friendly," and requires no computers or complicated software, which can be so hard to learn for many of the elderly. "If you can mark up your calendar, you can keep an excellent, ...

New Kodak Training Facility Showcases the Latest in Dental Technology, Solutions from Advanced Automation: Networking Solutions, Dental Practice Management and Dental X-Ray Integration

...ne system is used to make training conferences a fully interactive experience. Advanced Automation also provided streamlined space management in which computers remain in a central location; this design is becoming popular among dental practices looking for ways to clear up space in treatment areas. "This...

Young Kids' Screen Time May Raise Blood Pressure

...ame. The children were sedentary an average of five hours a day and had an average of 1.5 hours of screen time each day. Boys spent more time using computers than girls, but they spent about the same amount of time on other sedentary behaviors. "Sedentary activity was not significantly related to systoli...

CVS/pharmacy Enhancing Accessibility for the Visually Impaired To Its Web Site and Store Point of Sales Devices

...s accessible to persons with a wide range of disabilities, including blind computer users who use a screen reader or magnification technology on their computers and those who rely on a keyboard instead of a mouse. CVS.com will implement these enhancements by the end of 2009. "An accessible web site i...

Court Slaps Former Officials of SEIU-UHW with Preliminary Injunction After Finding They 'Filched' and 'Sabotaged' Union Property in Effort to Create a New Union

...] and abett[ed] others in doing so." The court also found that, in addition to this scheme, Rosselli and his agents "deleted files on their UHW computers on a massive scale," and that Rosselli -- in direct contradiction to his sworn testimony at a previous court hearing -- himself deleted more than 12,0...

Internet May Be Newest Venue for Teen Tobacco Exposure

...ds of parents who openly express disapproval and have rules against smoking are less likely to smoke," she said. Moss also advised parents to keep computers in public places, and to let your teens know that you might periodically review the pages they've visited. More information The American Acad...

Indoor Lightning Injuries On the Rise

...o, said in a news release. Once inside, don't use landline phones, wired computers or video games. "We are seeing an increasing proportion of people injure...ons and other hard-wired video games, even though they knew to unplug their computers to prevent lightning damage," Cooper said. Wireless devices such as cell...

Technology Collaborative Launches Online Game to Exercise Brain Power of People with Multiple Sclerosis

...rvey of How Technology Affects People Living with MS." Results from this survey indicated that people living with MS were not only highly reliant upon computers and the internet, but also frequent gamers, with 36% of respondents reporting the use of online games. In response to the survey results, th...

OH2 Medical Spa Achieves the First U.S. LEED(R) Certification for a Medical Commercial Interior

... features at OH2 include: Uses low VOC paints and finishes for pure indoor air quality All eligible appliances in the space, from computers to flatscreen televisions, carry the Energy Star label, meeting strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the EPA and US Department of Energy A...

meridianEMR Completes Surescripts(R) Certification

...liminating many of the faxes and phone calls associated with the traditional refill process. New prescriptions can also be routed directly to pharmacy computers before a patient ever leaves their physician's office. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) has reported that more than 1.5 million Americans are ...

State privacy rules reduce electronic medical sharing by 24 percent, warns Management Insights

...pt the technology. The authors investigate these trade-offs for EMRs, which allow medical providers to store and exchange patient information using computers rather than paper records, which are still a strong presence among healthcare providers. Hospitals may not adopt EMRs if patients withhold health i...

Matter over mind

...ng NSF Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation study to understand how to achieve dexterous, near-optimal control of a hand by having humans and computers perform familiar, challenging tasks. In that effort, researchers will use the same algorithms both to model human motor control and to go beyond the p...

IBM Award for Innovative Solution to Tackling World's Most Critical Social and Environmental Problems

...a break for even a few seconds, World Community Grid harnesses the spare capacity. The accumulation of the idle time in short spurts from millions of computers is the equivalent of one of the world's top 10 supercomputers. World Community Grid is operated by IBM and provided for free to support not-for-...

Virginia Bioinformatics Institute to develop petascale computer modeling capabilities

...ng environments that model billions of individuals in extremely large social and information networks. The anticipated arrival of high-performance computers that routinely perform one quadrillion (one million billion) operations per second means that complex studies of global populations at the level of th...

Research output in developing countries reveals 194 percent increase in five years

... the global science community," stated Henrietta Otokunefor, Automation Librarian at the University of Port Harcourt Library in Nigeria. "The library computers and those at the ICTC for faculty are often occupied and I've seen a growth in published research from our students as well. It is great to see that N...

Obesity Rates Continue to Climb in U.S.

...ith healthy foods, make healthy foods more affordable, support more physical activities at schools, get kids to watch less TV and spend less time with computers and video games, and encourage companies to offer workplace wellness programs. More information For more on the health risks of obesity, vis...

Hospital Improves Patient Experience by Adding Email and Web Access in Patient Rooms With Virtual Linux Desktops

...desktops, and the hospital sees this service as a way to attend to the patients' emotional needs and stand out from competitors. Some patients use the computers to blog about their hospital stay or update CarePages, popular patient Web sites that connect patients with chronic illnesses to their friends and fam...

Cyber Bullying Affects One in 10 Students

...id not affect their involvement in electronic bullying. However, affluence seems to increase the risk, possibly because of the greater availability of computers and cell phones in wealthier families. "There's been a lot of recent emphasis on cyber bullying, but the fact is that there is a lot less of it tha...

Blankenburg Launches New Mobile Computing Startup

... "Increasingly capable mobile devices as well as the anticipated rollout of fourth generation wireless networks is causing a major shift in how we use computers and access information," said Eric Blankenburg, CEO of idaptix. "The resulting impacts to how organizations conduct their operations will be broad and...

Swine Flu Outbreak at Miami Immigration Center to be Discussed on AFGE Radio Show

...rtisement prior to the start of the program. The program also is available via iTunes podcast by clicking here . Users must install iTunes on their computers before accessing "Inside Government" via podcast. For instructions on how to listen to "Inside Government," click here . The program also...

Anime's fan girls

...ngham will discuss her research during a 4:30-5:35 p.m. session on Friday, June 19, in room 6 of Wellman Hall at UC Davis. Her presentation is part of computers & Writing 2009, a four-day conference of about 250 writing researchers and instructors from around the world. The conference is sponsored by the Unive...

Windows 7 Compatible Remote Desktop Software Released (Beta 4)

...UltraVNC, PC Anywhere, or RealVNC, Remote Control 4.0 makes it easy to find computers With its unique search engine. It can find the computer you are looking for...and remotely control Windows machines. Controlling hundreds or thousands of computers is easy with its unique computer search engine. Administrators no longer ne...

Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services Standardizes on Autonomy's Meaning-Based Technologies

...by IDC as the clear leader in enterprise search revenues, with market share nearly double that of its nearest competitor. Autonomy's technology allows computers to harness the full richness of human information, forming a conceptual and contextual understanding of any piece of electronic data, including unstru...

IUPUI chemists develop Distributed Drug Discovery: Finding drugs for neglected diseases

...g individuals around the world to leave their home computers on overnight. While normally idle, each one of these computers looks for patterns in a small subset of the incred...izing the computational power of multiple personal computers around the world to scan the almost infinite numbe...
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