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Fish Consumption May Offer Critical Protection Against Alzheimer’s
2011-11-30 15:15:06

According to a recent study presented Wednesday at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), scientists have uncovered yet another salubrious effect of consuming fish. This time, American researchers say that a recent study indicates that people who consume baked or grilled fish at least once a week are at a significantly lower risk of developing Alzheimer´s disease in old age. Not surprisingly, scientists say the explanation for fish´s protective...

2011-11-18 03:46:07

Fatigue and poor sleep quality, which affect many emergency medical services (EMS) workers, are linked to higher reported rates of injuries, medical errors and safety-compromising behaviors, according to a study by University of Pittsburgh researchers that is now available online in Prehospital Emergency Care and appearing in the January-March 2012 print edition. "Emergency medical technicians and paramedics work long hours in a demanding occupation with an unpredictable workload, which...

2011-11-17 10:53:35

Poor perceptions about workplace safety culture among emergency medical services (EMS) workers is associated with negative patient and provider safety outcomes -- the first time such a link has been shown in the pre-hospital setting, according to a study by University of Pittsburgh researchers that now appears online in Prehospital Emergency Care and is scheduled to be published in the January-March print edition. "There are sometimes drastic differences in how workers perceive their...

Image 1 - eButton Monitors Food Intake, Exercise, And Lifestyle
2011-11-10 04:58:17

eButton combines the powers of cameras, GPS, and other sensors to combat obesity People attempting to lose weight won´t need to track their daily food intake anymore, thanks to a wearable, picture-taking device created at the University of Pittsburgh. eButton–a device worn on the chest (like a pin) that contains a miniature camera, accelerometer, GPS, and other sensors–captures data and information of health activities, eliminating the need for daily self-reporting. The...

2011-10-21 13:47:10

Exceptional cognitive and physical function in old age leaves a tell-tale immunologic fingerprint, say researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. Likewise, older adults who have mild impairments bear a distinct immunologic pattern, too, according to findings published today in the Public Library of Science: One. Old age is not synonymous with impairment and disability, noted lead investigator Abbe N. de Vallejo, Ph.D., associate professor of...

2011-10-07 14:00:00

The Pittsburgh Conference and its sponsoring societies, the Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh (SSP) and the Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh (SACP), are now accepting proposals for the 2012 Pittsburgh Conference Memorial National College Grants (PCMNCG) Award Program. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) October 07, 2011 The Pittsburgh Conference and its sponsoring societies, the Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh (SSP) and the Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh (SACP), are now...


Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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