Archive: 09/03/2009

Helium helps lung patients breathe easier

New research published in the international journal Chest, by Neil Eves, PhD, finds that people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who breathed a mix of 60% helium and 40% oxygen during a rehabilitation program ...

dateMar 09, 2009 in Medical research
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Patients being discharged against medical advice

When patients choose to leave the hospital before the treating physician recommends discharge, the consequences may involve risk of inadequately treated medical conditions and the need for readmission, according to a review ...

dateMar 09, 2009 in Other
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Inserting Catheters Without X-rays

X-rays penetrate the patient's body, helping the doctor guide the catheter through the artery. In future, it will be possible to monitor the position of the catheter without exposing the patient to X-ray radiation, and without ...

dateMar 09, 2009 in Engineering
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Novel electric signals in plants

Using ion-selective micro-electrodes electrical signals in plants moving from leaf to leaf could be measured. The speed of the signals spreading as voltage changes over cell membranes ranged from 5 to 10 cm per minute. The ...

dateMar 09, 2009 in Biochemistry
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Study prompts new mandate for N.C. high schools

A new study at Wake Forest University School of Medicine reveals that many N.C. high schools are not adequately prepared to handle the immediate medical needs of a student or employee who suffers a sudden cardiac arrest on ...

dateMar 09, 2009 in Health
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