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DHS S&T Releases Safety Resources For Ambulances

The first of the two resources released, the Ambulance Patient Compartment Human Factors Design Guidebook, recommends improved physical design standards. The second resource, the Research Study of Ambulance Operations and Best Practice Considerations for Emergency Medical Services Personnel, addresses operational procedures and practices while operating an ambulance.

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Children with ADHD at Risk for Binge Eating, Study Shows

Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, are significantly more likely to have an eating disorder — a loss of control eating syndrome (LOC-ES) — akin to binge eating, a condition more generally diagnosed only in adults, according to results of a new Johns Hopkins Children’s Center study.

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How a Special Cardiac Procedure Gave a Young Boxer a New Lease on Life - Featured at June 4 Animal Survivor Event 2015 ACVIM Forum

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How a cardiac ablation procedure ultimately saved the life of Gus, a young boxer dog

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As Circumcision Wounds Heal, HIV-Positive Men May Spread Virus To Female Partners, Study Shows

Scientists report that a new study of HIV-infected men in Uganda has identified a temporary, but potentially troublesome unintended consequence of the procedure: a possible increased risk of infecting female sexual partners while circumcision wounds heal.

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Study Allays Concerns that Cardiothoracic Physicians-In-Training Provide Suboptimal Care

When educating medical students or residents to perform highly technical procedures, there is always a challenge to balance the educational mission with maintaining quality results and optimal patient care. This report compared outcomes of cardiac surgery residents to those of attending physicians in performing coronary artery bypass grafting. It found no differences in patient outcomes or graft patency between the residents and attending surgeons.

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Counting All Costs, Berkeley Lab Researchers Find that Saving Energy Is Still Cheap

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Researchers at Berkeley Lab have conducted the most comprehensive study yet of the full cost of saving electricity by U.S. utility efficiency programs and now have an answer: 4.6 cents. That’s the average total cost of saving a kilowatt-hour in 20 states from 2009 to 2013.

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Landslides, Mudslides Likely to Remain a Significant Threat in Nepal for Months

The threat of landslides and mudslides remains high across much of Nepal's high country, and the risk is likely to increase when the monsoon rains arrive this summer, according to a University of Michigan researcher.

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