Eurekalert Press Releases for Q4 2009

by David Bradley

Public Release: 21-Dec-2009
International Journal of Healthcare Technology and Management
Best go digital in a pandemic
The use of a digital checklist for patients being administered emergency drugs during a pandemic or following a biological terrorist attack reduces the fatigue factor, according to a report in the International Journal of Healthcare Technology and Management, and could save lives.

Public Release: 9-Dec-2009
International Journal of Web and Grid Services
Ubiquitous health
A ubiquitous health monitoring system that automatically alerted the patient's family or physician to problematic changes in the person's vital signs could cut hospital visits and save lives, according to Japanese researchers writing in the International Journal of Web and Grid Services.

Public Release: 23-Nov-2009
International Journal of Food Safety, Nutrition and Public Health
Flaxseed oil and osteoporosis
Animal studies suggest that adding flaxseed oil to the diet could reduce the risk of osteoporosis in post-menopausal women and women with diabetes, according to a report to be published in the International Journal of Food Safety, Nutrition and Public Health.

Public Release: 19-Nov-2009
International Journal of Food Safety, Nutrition and Public Health
Let them eat snail
A nutritionist in Nigeria says that malnutrition and iron deficiency in schoolchildren could be reduced in her country by baking up snail pie. In a research paper to be published in the International Journal of Food Safety, Nutrition and Public Health, she explains snail is not only cheaper and more readily available than beef but contains more protein.

Public Release: 19-Nov-2009
International Journal of Internet Protocol Technology
Building the smart home wirelessly
Like the paperless office, the smart home has been a long time coming, but a report published in the International Journal of Internet Protocol Technology, suggests that radio tags coupled with mobile communications devices could soon provide seamless multimedia services to the home.

Public Release: 19-Nov-2009
International Journal of Electronic Healthcare
ICT fails to accelerate drug approvals
Drug approvals are taking just as long as they ever did despite increased expenditure on new information technology at the Food and drug Administration. So says a statistical analysis of approval intervals from 1997 to 2006, published in the International Journal of Electronic Healthcare.

Public Release: 9-Nov-2009
International Journal of Medical Engineering and Informatics
Yoga boosts heart health
Heart rate variability, a sign of a healthy heart, has been shown to be higher in yoga practitioners than in nonpractitioners, according to research to be published in a forthcoming issue of the International Journal of Medical Engineering and Informatics.

Public Release: 2-Nov-2009
International Journal of Medical Engineering and Informatics
Modified Bluetooth speeds up telemedicine
A telemedicine system based on a modified version of the Bluetooth wireless protocol can transfer patient data, such as medical images from patient to the health-care provider's mobile device for patient assessment almost four times as fast as conventional Bluetooth and without the intermittent connectivity problems, according to a paper in the forthcoming issue of the International Journal of Medical Engineering and Informatics.

Public Release: 19-Oct-2009
International Journal of Low Radiation
Herbal tonic for radiotherapy
Antioxidant extracts of the leaves of the Gingko biloba tree may protect cells from radiation damage, according to a study published in the International Journal of Low Radiation. The discovery may one day be used to help reduce side effects in cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy.

Public Release: 14-Oct-2009
International Journal of Business Governance and Ethics
Identifying ID theft and fraud
If the wife of FBI boss Robert Mueller has warned him not to use internet banking because of the threat of online fraud, then what hope is there for the average Joe? The results of research published in a forthcoming issue of the International Journal of Business Governance and Ethics suggests that more of us are no longer entrusting our finances to virtual accounts.

Public Release: 13-Oct-2009
International Journal of Nanotechnology
Nanotech protection
Writing in a forthcoming issue of the International Journal of Nanotechnology, Canadian engineers suggest that research is needed into the risks associated with the growing field of nanotechnology manufacture so that appropriate protective equipment can be developed urgently.

Public Release: 13-Oct-2009
International Journal of Business Governance and Ethics
The 12-step path to white-collar crime
Adelphia Communications, Barings Bank, Enron, HealthSouth, HIH Insurance, Hollinger International, Tyco International, WorldCom/MCI, Xerox ... the white collar crime list goes on. But, did the executives at these companies start out as criminals or did they head down the slippery slope to criminality one misplaced step at a time? According to research to be published in the International Journal of Business Governance and Ethics, there are 12 steps to white-collar crime.

Public Release: 12-Oct-2009
International Journal of Sustainable Design
Setting sail in an ecological 'Earthship'
Could sustainable architecture address pollution, climate change and resource depletion by helping us build self-sufficient, off-grid, housing from "waste," including vehicle tires and metal drinks containers? That's the question researchers at the University of South Australia hope to answer in the International Journal of Sustainable Design.


Public Release: 7-Oct-2009
International Journal of Operational Research
Banking on outlier detection
Recent bank failures point to the continuing need for vigilance by regulators and investors. Now, a report in the International Journal of Operational Research, discusses the possibility of an early-warning system that spots the outliers before they fail.

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