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Operating Room Noise Could Hamper Surgical Team Communications
2013-05-11 08:50:09

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online Having noisy surgical equipment, background music or even chatty co-workers in the operating room could impair a surgical team´s ability to communicate, which in turn could have a disruptive effect on a doctor´s ability to receive and/or process instructions, according to a new study. Research led by University of Kentucky Medical Center assistant professor Matthew Bush and published in the May edition of the...

2011-11-24 11:30:37

Dyslexia affects up to 17.5% of the population, but its cause remains somewhat unknown. A report published in the Nov. 23 issue of the online journal PLoS ONE supports the hypothesis that the symptoms of dyslexia, including difficulties in reading, are at least partly due to difficulty excluding excess background information like noise. In the study of 37 undergraduate students, the researchers, led by Rachel Beattie of the University of Southern California, found that the poor readers...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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