Portable, Noninvasive Trauma Monitors

Portable, Noninvasive Trauma Monitors 

A portable, noninvasive monitor developed by researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. 

Patients with severe injuries or serious infections run the risk of circulatory shock–a life-threatening condition in which the blood can’t supply tissues with enough oxygen and nutrients. If shock is recognized in time, the patient can be resuscitated with oxygen, intravenous fluids, and medications. But catching shock early is no simple matter. A small infrared sensor currently under development at the University of Massachusetts Medical School promises to detect impending shock earlier than any other noninvasive test.

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Is The TV Crash Of 2009 Coming?

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TV Crash?

Next year could be a very bad time for television. And I’m not talking about the people who make Heroes or CSI. No, I’m referring to the manufacturers.

No doubt the various TV makers have been eagerly awaiting the transition from analog to digital broadcasting, due to happen on Feb. 18, 2009, which many were hoping would boost sales. I don’t think it will, for a couple of reasons: 1) The rollout to HDTV has been so drawn out over the past few years that the February 2009 switchover probably won’t be much of a big deal. And 2) The current financial crisis.

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Scientists Warn Of Caffeine Intoxication By Drinking Energy Drinks

Scientists Warn Of Caffeine Intoxication By Drinking Energy Drinks 

 

I see many people every day and most of them choose to have an energy drink for their breakfast or as part of their breakfast. Energy drinks are quite popular these days, but scientists at the John Hopkins Medical Institutions warn that energy drinks could lead to caffeine intoxication and other health problems. The scientists argue that warning labels should be placed on all beverages that contain caffeine.

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