News tagged with bed
A Queen's University infectious disease expert has collaborated in the development of a disinfection system that may change the way hospital rooms all over the world are cleaned as well as stop bed bug outbreaks in hotels ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Dec 09, 2011 | 5 / 5 (7) | 4
Scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have isolated a previously unknown protein in muscles that spurs their growth and increased power following resistance exercise. They suggest that artificially raising the protein's ...
Medical research Dec 06, 2012 | 5 / 5 (7) | 0 |
A sedentary lifestyle is a common cause of obesity, and excessive body weight and fat in turn are considered catalysts for diabetes, high blood pressure, joint damage and other serious health problems. But what if lack of ...
Health Aug 13, 2012 | 3.3 / 5 (7) | 0 |
(AP) -- Bill Gates pledged $750 million on Thursday to fight three killer diseases and rescue a beleaguered health fund whose financial losses have cost it donor support.
Other Jan 26, 2012 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- A new study published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology has found that, despite previous information, the UVA radiation used in tanning beds may cause more damage to the skin that was origin ...
Cancer Oct 10, 2011 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Even as the rates of some cancers are falling, Mayo Clinic is seeing an alarming trend: the dramatic rise of skin cancer, especially among people under 40. According to a study by Mayo Clinic researchers published in the ...
Cancer Apr 02, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
(HealthDay) -- Despite public education efforts, many young adults still don't understand the dangers of sun exposure and tanning, a new U.S. survey finds.
Health May 28, 2012 | 3.3 / 5 (4) | 0 |
For more than 100 years, medical literature has contained reports of a debilitating illness that causes prolonged fatigue, memory loss, headaches, cognitive problems and issues with digestion and sleep. Teddy Roosevelt, John ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Oct 03, 2011 | 4 / 5 (3) | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- Dont let winters lack of sunshine lure you into a tanning bed.
Cancer Dec 30, 2011 | 3.7 / 5 (3) | 6
In the United States, one person dies of melanoma every hour. More than 60,000 new cases of this potentially fatal form of skin cancer will be diagnosed this year, and this number is growing at an alarming rate.
Cancer May 28, 2012 | 3.7 / 5 (3) | 0
The number of patients compulsorily detained in hospitals for mental illness in England has risen sharply as the numbers of beds have been cut back.
Psychology & Psychiatry Jul 07, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
People who frequently use tanning beds may be spurred by an addictive neurological reward-and-reinforcement trigger, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found in a pilot study.
Psychology & Psychiatry Aug 10, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Indoor tanning beds can cause non-melanoma skin cancer – and the risk is greater the earlier one starts tanning, according to a new analysis led by UCSF.
Cancer Oct 02, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 1 |
Ryan was just four years old when he went to sleep on his bunk bed one night and never woke up. His mother found him strangled to death the next morning with his neck caught between the vertical post of his side ladder and ...
Health Apr 14, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 2
Grand Challenges Canada announces a grant today to support further development of a new innovative device to attract and kill mosquitoes that can transmit malaria.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jul 13, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
A bed ( listen (help·info)) is a large piece of furniture (or a location) used as a place to sleep, relax, or engage in sexual relations.
Most modern beds consist of a mattress on a bed frame, with the mattress resting either on a solid base, often wooden slats, or a sprung base. In North America many beds include a box spring inner-sprung base, a large mattress-sized box containing wood and springs that provide additional support and suspension for the mattress.
Most beds have a headboard for resting against, with others also having side rails and footboards (or "footers").
"Headboard only" beds often incorporate a dust ruffle, bed skirt, or valance sheet to hide the bed frame.
For greater head support, most people use a pillow, placed at the top of a mattress. Also used is some form of covering blanket to insulate the sleeper, often bed sheets, a quilt, or a duvet, collectively referred to as bedding. Bedding is the removable non-furniture portion of a sleeping environment. A bed can be thought of as a body, and the bedding its clothing.
Also, some people prefer to dispense with the box spring and bed frame, and replace it with a platform bed style. This is more common in Europe, Australia and Japan.
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