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Although the detrimental effects of being drunk while driving are well known, a recent report from Sweden's National Road and Traffic Research Institute indicates that a hangover—that dizzy, queasy, next-morning feeling—may also diminish driving ability by as much as 20% even when the blood...
Indium 111 continues to appear useful in the detection of inflammatory processes, according to reports presented at the recent annual meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine in St Louis. The radioactive compound indium 111 chloride (111InCl3) may be especially effective in the diagnosis of...
Canadian scientists have developed a new procedure for rapidly measuring alcohol concentrations in body fluids that may be useful in emergency situations.
Bhushan Kapur, CChem, director of laboratories, and Yedy Israel, PhD, head of biochemical research at the Clinical Institute of Ontario's...
Human memory is not a single phenomenon but, rather, is made up of several distinct components, according to scientists who have been studying this function of the brain.
At a recent National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) science writers' seminar, speakers explained that particular memory...
Preliminary results from a three-pronged study now under way at the University of Utah Medical Center, Salt Lake City, indicate that probably half of all early heart attacks (before age 55 in men and age 60 in women) occur on the basis of a strong genetic predisposition clustered in only 5% of...
A cartoon on the bulletin board of our medical school classroom showed a well-dressed physician sitting behind an enormous desk in front of a diploma-filled wall. He was on the telephone, and with a somewhat puzzled expression said: "I'm sorry... could you put that into the form of a...
To the Editor.—
Dr Scheckler is to be commended for his recent EDITORIAL (1983;248:1328) in which he stresses the importance of "both scientifically rational and cost-effective data on which to base decisions about surgical antimicrobial prophylaxis." I would like to go a step further and...
To the Editor.—
Ditto! (1983;249:2090) Capitol Hill Hospital, a 250-bed community hospital, realized the importance of employer-sponsored day care and proudly opened our child care center in October 1982. The center is located within the hospital and serves approximately 36 children from ages 3...
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