Rice University team's award-winning device could benefit treatment of hand injuries
...In a five-minute test, a doctor uses pegs to isolate a patient's individual fingers. "You wouldn't think it works as well as it does, but once you are pegged
in, you can't move anything but the finger we want you to," Miller said.
A loop is fitted around the finger, and when the patient moves it, the amo...
'Access Hollywood' Co-Host Billy Bush and 'My Name is Earl' Star Nadine Velazquez to Host the 2009 Miss USA(R) Pageant Live From Las Vegas on April 19th
...Awards and the Golden Globes.
The talented Nadine Velazquez stars as 'Catalina,' on NBC's hit series "My Name is Earl." "Daily Variety" recently pegged
Velazquez as one of the 'Ten Actors to Watch' and "USA Today" named her 'One of the Five Rising Stars to Watch Closely.' In 2006 and 2007, Velazquez r...
Medicare Drug Plan 'Doughnut Hole' Could Impact Seniors' Health
...eniors, the team suggested.
The doughnut hole in Medicare Part D begins when a person's annual individual drug expenditures reach a certain amount, pegged
at $2,250 in 2006. Coverage begins again when those expenses reach the "catastrophic" phase of coverage, which was $5,100 in 2006.
The University o...
Spices, Herbs Boost Health for Diabetics
...n linked to inflammation and tissue damage in diabetics.
The spices that seemed most likely to help diabetics included cloves, cinnamon (previously pegged
as a possible blood-sugar reducer), allspice, apple pie spice and pumpkin pie spice, Hargrove said. Top herbs included marjoram, sage and thyme.
Knee Implant Market Booming in China
...larly in the country's urban areas, will drive this market
throughout the next five years.
The Chinese reconstructive knee implant market, currently pegged
nearly $100 million, will almost triple to reach just under $300 million by
2012. Because China's strong economic growth has spurred the rise of a
New Study Reveals MRSA Bacteria Common Among Pigs and Farm Workers
... and nearly 19,000 deaths in the United States. In
comparison, HIV/AIDS killed 17,000 people that year.
Until recently, conventional wisdom had MRSA pegged
as an opportunistic
infection occurring mainly in hospitals. The JAMA study found that even
healthy people are developing MRSA infections. The Veterin...
Lose Weight, Conquer World Hunger with www.DonateYourCalories.com
...r, mostly from heart disease,
cancer, diabetes and stroke. That's four times the number killed in auto
accidents. Meanwhile, the Rand Corporation has pegged
the annual medical and
social costs of overweight and obesity at a whopping $950 per U.S.
household. "Donating your calories is a quadruple-win propo...
Normal role for schizophrenia risk gene identified
... How the gene that has been pegged
as a major risk factor for schizophrenia and other mood disorders that affect millions of Americans contributes to these diseases remains unclear. How...
Manmohan Singh to Meet UN Chief, Discuss Climate Change
On the other hand, India's GDP has exceeded eight per cent a year in the last three years, but the rate of increase in primary energy consumption is pegged
at just 2.76 per cent.
What Manmohan Singh may seek from the developed world is freer access to patent protected energy-saving technology when...
Unsafe Sex, HIV Infected Transfusion Spreading AIDS in Madhya Pradesh
While states having less than one percent population inflicted with HIV/AIDS are said to be 'low prevalence', the moderate category is pegged
at 23 percent.
The rise in the number of AIDS patients in the state is attributed to low awareness and an acute lack of infrastructure to tackl...
Impact of research park firms pegged at $680M
Madison, Wis. - Almost everybody knows the University of Wisconsin-Madison stimulates the local economy by generating high-tech spin-off companies. But a new study has produced figures to back that assertion.
Many of the 114 companies housed in the University Research Park , located three m...
Organizations finding ways to overcome barriers to electronic health records implementation
"There's too much public knowledge about healthcare costs out there now," said Prekop, citing information on costs of healthcare benefits pegged
to each automobile manufactured by American automakers.
"When you get organizations placing blame for costs on health care, the incentives to get s...
Embattled state CIO stands his ground
...long the way.
But given the expensive snags that some large-scale IT projects have encountered, some believe promised savings - a moving target now pegged
at $9 million annually - will never materialize and that taxpayers are being taken for a ride.
The latest shoe to drop is the University of Wiscons...
State IT failures are not inevitable
...s along the way. But given the expensive snags that some large-scale IT projects have encountered, some believe promised savings - a moving target now pegged
at $9 million annually - will never materialize.
The latest shoe to drop is the University of Wisconsin System's likely jettisoning of new payroll ...
State alters schedule for server consolidation
... that some savings would be delayed but noted that as the project progressed, the eventual number of end-state servers got lower and lower, and now is pegged
at 1,300. As time goes on, that number will continue to get lower and lower, he predicted.
As for the projected savings, Miszewski said a lower num...
Re-engineering our economy to be sustainable and profitable
... Madison, Wis. - If you dropped the word sustainability in a crowd of business executives five years ago, most of them would have pegged
you as an aging hippie, then scrambled away to avoid any lectures about riding their bikes to work.
Today, sustainability still carries some lingui...