News tagged with airports
An airport is a location where aircraft such as fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters, and blimps take off and land. Aircraft may be stored or maintained at an airport. An airport consists of at least one surface such as a runway for a plane to take off and land, a helipad, or water for takeoffs and landings, and often includes buildings such as control towers, hangars and terminal buildings.
Larger airports may have fixed base operator services, seaplane docks and ramps, air traffic control, passenger facilities such as restaurants and lounges, and emergency services. A military airport is known as an airbase or air station.
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Taiwan heightened surveillance of travelers from China on Thursday after authorities confirmed the island's first case of a new deadly strain of bird flu.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 25, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—Full body X-ray scanners and luggage X-rays may damage some insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors, both used by many people with diabetes to manage their conditions.
Diabetes Nov 21, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—Levels of secondhand smoke outside smoking rooms and other designated smoking areas in airports are five times higher than in smoke-free airports, a new U.S. study finds.
Health Nov 20, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Full-body or X-ray scanners used for airport security screening may affect the function of insulin pump or continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) devices. People with diabetes can present a travel letter obtained from their ...
Diabetes Oct 24, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
An expanded Heathrow Airport would lead to 100 more pollution-related early deaths annually in the U.K. by 2030
According to the U.K.'s Department for Transport, demand for air travel in the country will more than double by 2030, from 127 million to 300 million passengers per year. A debate over how to accommodate ...
Health Oct 19, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
The Philippines has stepped up screening of airport arrivals to prevent the entry of a mysterious disease that has killed 60 children in Cambodia, the health secretary said Saturday. ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jul 07, 2012 | not rated yet | 1
Beijing's public toilets must not exceed two flies, according to new standards handed down by zealous officials striving to clean up China's notoriously filthy loos.
Other May 23, 2012 | 3 / 5 (1) | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- A first of its kind study conducted by researchers at Boston Medical Center (BMC)’s Injury Prevention Center (IPC) found that one fall requiring first responder emergency medical services response ...
Health Apr 12, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(AP) -- Stressed out by flying?
Health Feb 03, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A person scanning baggage or X-rays stands a better chance of seeing everything they're searching for if they aren't feeling anxious, according to a new laboratory experiment.
Psychology & Psychiatry Jun 15, 2011 | not rated yet | 0 |