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Transmission of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Linked to Previous ICU Room Occupants

Staying in a room in the intensive care unit previously occupied by a patient with treatment-resistant bacteria may increase the odds of acquiring such bacteria.// Two particular microorganisms cause significant illness and death in hospitals: methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)...

Deaths, Injuries Increase With Higher Speed Limits

...senger injury during a vehicle crash, the kinetic energy transferred to the occupants is the causal agent of injury, Friedman said. "Speed kills. When travel speeds increase, the energy transferred to the occupants of a vehicle during a crash increases, which increases the risk and severit...

Health Physics Society 54th Annual Meeting

...g radionuclides in drinking water (MPM) Upgrading the transuranium and uranium registries' pathology database (MPM) Risks to armored combat vehicles occupants from depleted uranium (MPM) Hollywood's impact on radiation perceptions (MPM) Exposure of the U.S. population from medical sources (TAM) New study ...

No Matter the Vehicle, Sending Text Messages While Driving Increases Risk of Accidents, Warns New York Auto Accident Lawyer

...s while driving, also calls into question the understanding of drivers and whether they know that their actions are jeopardizing the safety of vehicle occupants and pedestrians. Surveys indicate that nearly every driver -- an impressive 98 percent - considers him or herself a safe driver, but auto accident law...

Northeast Ohio Kicks Off the 2009 Click It or Ticket Campaign

.... Why: In Ohio, 107,229 people were injured in motor vehicle crashes during 2007; 916 of them did not make it. More than 17,000 motor vehicle occupants and drivers aged 16 to 20 were injured and 131 were killed--more than any other age group. Wearing seat belts is the single most effective means of r...

More Faces Being Spared in Motor Vehicle Accidents

...different sizes collided. The greatest risk for fractures was when a vehicle collided with trees, telephone poles and other stationary objects. And occupants in larger vans or sports utility vehicles were not less likely to be hurt when colliding with regular passenger cars (although those in the smaller ...

Riley Hospital-IU study finds booster car seats not being used appropriately

...od restaurants and discount stores appears in the May 2009 issue of the journal Accident Analysis and Prevention . Booster seats raise their young occupants so that an adult seat belt fits correctly, decreasing risk of serious injury in a crash. Forty-four states now require that children who have outgrown...

Sanuvox UV Air Sterilization Systems Ability to Destroy Airborne Type A Influenza including Swine Flu (H1N1)

... high-intensity ultraviolet germicidal systems can control the transmission of the airborne influenza virus preventing cross-contamination of building occupants and co-workers." Dr. Brais goes onto say, "Sanuvox UV systems are specifically designed to maximize exposure time between the UV energy and ...

Most Fatalities in Teen Crashes Are Not the Drivers

...eport shows. The other two-thirds of victims are passengers, drivers and occupants of other vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists, according to the AAA Foundatio...(63.1 percent) victims included 8,829 passengers of the teen drivers, 6,858 occupants of other vehicles, and 2,063 non-motorists. "Young drivers face an array...

FEMA Extends Formaldehyde Testing Contract with Bureau Veritas

...respiratory and other symptoms that the residents felt resulted from exposure to formaldehyde or other respiratory irritants. FEMA continues to inform occupants about the levels of formaldehyde being found in those units that have been sampled. The FEMA program is voluntary and the sampling is performed in re...
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Parasite

... Directed by Andrew Prendergast. With Gary Condes, Saskia Gould, Conrad Whitaker. ... spawn a big ass eel-like parasite with intentions to have all occupants for ... ...
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Opening a new window on daylight

...instead. In Tropical regions, however, daylighting leads to a significant rise in temperature, which has to be countered by air-conditioning if the occupants are to remain cool and comfortable. This in turn consumes about 80% of the total electricity consumption for the building. Earlier studies on dayli...

American Chemical Society's Weekly Presspac -- June 17, 2009

...ency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) collected samples with surface wipes from U.S. kitchen floors. Additionally, occupants were surveyed regarding pesticide use and housing factors. The most frequently detected pesticides, after permethrin (89 percent), were chlorpyrifos (...

SNPs affect folate metabolism in study of Puerto-Rican adults

... Boston Puerto Rican Health Study (BPRHS). Puerto Rican adults between the ages of 45 and 75 were identified in blocks containing at least 10 Hispanic occupants in the 2000 census, and one per household (randomly selected) interviewed in his or her home. In addition to answering health-related and anthropomet...

Tropical rainforest and mountain species may be threatened by global warming

...e. Meanwhile, tropical lowland rainforests, the warmest forests on Earth, face a challenge that has no parallel at higher latitudes. If the current occupants of the lowlands shift uphill, tracking their accustomed climate, there are few replacements waiting in the wings, currently living in even warmer plac...

Shrinking carbon footprints

...e highest environmental impact per occupant. These were higher floor area per occupant, than average, multiple vehicle ownership, greater mileage, and occupants being 40-something adults with no children living at home. "These lifestyle factors appeared to have more impact than the environmental features we th...

Rwanda conservation effort to link isolated chimps to distant forest

... Develop socioeconomic study of the human population living in and around Gishwati. Begin negotiations to establish sustainable livelihoods for occupants of land within area of core forest expansion. Once the second-largest indigenous forest in Rwanda, Gishwati extended 1,0002 km (100,000 hectares ...

Increased allergen levels in homes linked to asthma

...) to examine factors that contribute to high allergen levels in homes and to determine whether elevated household allergen levels were associated with occupants asthma status. The NSLAH, which was the first study to characterize how allergen exposures vary in homes at the national level, surveyed the homes of ...

Predicting the radiation risk to ESA's astronauts

...termines the extent of the trapped particles and how well Earth is shielded from incoming GCRs. Beyond Earths magnetic field, spacecraft and their occupants will be exposed to the full force of the GCRs and the solar eruptions. Missions to the Moon and Mars will venture into this harsher and unpredictable ...

Transmission of antibiotic-resistant bacteria linked to previous intensive care unit room occupants

...ve cleaning of 94 rooms vacated by MRSA carriers and of 59 rooms vacated by VRE carriers." Though the number of cases attributed to previous room occupants was small, this type of transmission could become more common as the prevalence of treatment-resistant bacteria continues to rise. "Additional data a...

Sandia work launched on space shuttle shows live cells influence growth of nanostructures

...and US Air Force) to test whether nanostructures whose formations were directed by yeast and other single cells can create more secure homes for their occupants - even in the vacuum and radiation of outer space - than those created by more standard chemical procedures. Sandia is a National Nuclear Security...
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Lesson for Wisconsin: Carolina tech industry took time to build

...the University of North Carolina , and Durham , home to Duke University , has grown to over 100 companies with nearly 40,000 employees. Its largest occupants are IBM , GlaxoSmithKline , and Cisco, but it also features names like Bayer and Nortel . Twenty years ago, North Carolina had no resident ven...
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