The chemicals once seemed near magical, able to repel water, oil and stains. By the 1970s, DuPont and 3M had used them to develop Teflon and Scotchgard, and they slipped into an array of everyday products, from gum wrappers to sofas to frying pans to carpets. Known as perfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, they were a boon to the military, too, which used them in foam that snuffed out explosive oil and fuel fires. It’s long been known that, in certain concentrations, the compounds could be dangerous if they got into water or if people breathed dust or ate food that contained them. Tests showed they accumulated in the blood of chemical factory workers and residents living nearby, and studies linked some of the chemicals to cancers and birth defects. Now two new analyses of drinking water data and the science used to analyze it make clear the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Defense have downplayed the public threat posed by these chemicals. Far more people have … [Read more...] about How the EPA and the Pentagon downplayed a growing toxic threat
Testicular ultrasound protocol
BLACKSBURG -- When Tamara and Guru Ghosh were blessed with a baby boy in 1999, the young couple considered many names for their newborn son.Ultimately, they reached deep into the Old Testament to select a name that would convey the desirable qualities the youngster would display as he grew into a man.Wise.Powerful.Solomon.Well, they got that right.Blacksburg High School senior Solomon Ghosh is the No. 1-ranked discus thrower in Virginia.Ghosh's combination of strength and technique enabled him to propel the 3-pound, 9-ounce, Frisbee-shaped metal implement 180 feet, 6 1/2 inches during an April 14 track and field meet at Amherst County High School.Relatively small in stature for a discus thrower at 5 feet, 11 inches and 185 pounds, Ghosh has summoned other attributes to stand above all competitors from the state's nearly 400 public and private schools."He's a self-driven kind of personality," Blacksburg assistant track coach Becky Young said. "This is a sport that lends itself to that. … [Read more...] about Blacksburg High discus thrower lives up to his name
The goal of the National Safe Motherhood Programme is to reduce maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality and improve maternal and neonatal health through preventive and promotive activities and by addressing avoidable factors that cause death during pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period. Evidence suggests that three delays are important factors for maternal and newborn morbidity and mortality in Nepal (delays in seeking care, reaching care and receiving care). The following strategies have been adopted to reduce risks during pregnancy and childbirth and address factors associated with mortality and morbidity: Promoting birth preparedness and complication readiness including awareness raising and improving availability of funds, transport and blood supplies. The Safe Motherhood Programme (Aama Suraksha Programme) promotes antenatal checkups and institutional delivery. The expansion of 24-hour emergency obstetric care services (basic and comprehensive) at … [Read more...] about Safe Motherhood and Newborn Health in Nepal
Split View Views Article contents Figures & tables Video Audio Supplementary Data PDF Cite Citation Dhruv S. Kazi, P. Gregg Greenough, Rishi Madhok, Aaron Heerboth, Ahmed Shaikh, Jennifer Leaning, Satchit Balsari; Using mobile technology to optimize disease surveillance and healthcare delivery at mass gatherings: a case study from India's Kumbh Mela, Journal of Public Health, Volume 39, Issue 3, 1 September 2017, Pages 616–624, https://doi.org/10.1093/pubmed/fdw091 Download citation file: RIS (Zotero) EndNote BibTex Medlars ProCite RefWorks Reference Manager © 2018 Oxford University Press Close Permissions Share Email Twitter Facebook Navbar Search Filter All All Journals Mobile Microsite Search Term Sign In Register Close search filter All All Journals search input Advanced Search Abstract … [Read more...] about Using mobile technology to optimize disease surveillance and healthcare delivery at mass gatherings: a case study from India’s Kumbh Mela
A testicular ultrasound is a low-risk procedure that is used to diagnose a range of medical issues, such as testicular torsion, testicular cancer, and epididymitis. This article will look at the uses of testicular ultrasound, what to expect during the procedure, and how to prepare for a scan. An ultrasound is a medical procedure that uses sound waves to create a picture of the inside of the body. The images can help a doctor to diagnose an illness or injury. A testicular ultrasound, also called ultrasound imaging of the scrotum, looks specifically at the testicles. The testicles are part of the male reproductive system. Their primary purpose is to create sperm and hormones. Testicles are contained within a sac called the scrotum. The ultrasound procedure is safe, very low-risk, and non-invasive. The examination takes place entirely outside the body. A testicular ultrasound is used to investigate a range of problems with the scrotum, testicles, or epididymis. A doctor may recommend a … [Read more...] about What happens during a testicular ultrasound?