Baumgartner feat boosts hopes for imperilled astronauts
Daredevil Felix Baumgartner's record-breaking jump raises hopes that pilots and even astronauts can be saved from accidents in the stratosphere, experts said on Monday.
Japan carrier unveils smartphone radiation gauge
Japan's top mobile phone operator NTT DoCoMo is to unveil a smartphone with changeable "jackets" that measure bad breath, body fat and even radiation levels.
Hospitals warned that wet breathing system filters transmit harmful bacteria and yeast
Doctors have highlighted potential problems with the breathing system filters used in anaesthesia, including intensive care units, after demonstrating that they don't provide protection from harmful bacteria and yeast when ...
Will giving coffee to babies keep them awake as adults?
An F1000 evaluation looks at a Canadian study on how giving caffeine to newborn rats has a long-lasting and detrimental effect on sleep and breathing in adulthood.
Holding breath for several minutes elevates marker for brain damage
Divers who held their breath for several minutes had elevated levels of a protein that can signal brain damage, according to a new study from the Journal of Applied Physiology. However, the appearance of the protein, S100B, ...
Older men with breathing problems during sleep more likely to have irregular heartbeats
Increasingly severe sleep-related breathing disorders in older men appear to be associated with a greater risk of abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias), according to a report in the June 22 issue of Archives of Internal Me ...
NYC woman in 50s becomes US' 11th swine flu death
(AP) -- A woman died over the weekend of swine flu, becoming the city's second victim and the nation's 11th.