News tagged with milestone
Anemia increases operative mortality and morbidity in non-cardiac and cardiac surgical procedures. Anemic surgical patients may require more blood transfusions, raising the risk of transfusion-related complications and increasing ...
Surgery May 06, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
(HealthDay)—Many babies spend almost three hours in front of the TV each day, a new study finds, especially if their mothers are obese and TV addicts themselves, or if the babies are fussy or active.
Pediatrics Jan 07, 2013 | 2 / 5 (1) | 1 |
(Medical Xpress)—Children who learn how to swim at a young age are reaching many developmental milestones earlier than the norm.
Health Nov 16, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—With adolescents seemingly glued to cell phones and social networking websites, experts are investigating whether the near-constant digital activity changes youths' development.
Psychology & Psychiatry Oct 22, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Scientists at the University of Reading have demonstrated for the first time that a previously unstudied chemical in cannabis could lead to more effective treatments for people with epilepsy.
Neuroscience Sep 13, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 1 |
(Medical Xpress)—Hispanic children often have undiagnosed developmental delays and large numbers of both Hispanic and non-Hispanic children who first were thought to have developmental delay actually had autism, researchers ...
Autism spectrum disorders Aug 28, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
A new gene therapy approach can reverse hearing loss caused by a genetic defect in a mouse model of congenital deafness, according to a preclinical study published by Cell Press in the July 26 issue of the journal Neuron. The fi ...
Neuroscience Jul 25, 2012 | 4 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Drugs used to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) do not appear to have long-term effects on the brain, according to new animal research from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
Autism spectrum disorders Jul 18, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 8 |
(Phys.org) -- Researchers studying mortality rates on over two million people over a forty year time span have found that statistically speaking, people are more likely to die on their birthday, than any other ...
Health Jun 12, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (8) | 4 |
Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and Boston Medical Center (BMC) have derived a population of pure lung and thyroid progenitor cells in vitro that successfully mimic the developmental milestones ...
Medical research Apr 05, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Life gets off to a rough start for babies born to drug-dependent women, even when their mothers' addiction is clinically managed during pregnancy with methadone or other therapeutic replacement drugs. ...
Addiction Mar 19, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Infants and toddlers who have been treated for cancer tend to reach certain developmental milestones later than do their healthy peers, say researchers at the National Institutes of Health and in Italy.
Psychology & Psychiatry Mar 09, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
The first and only preventative HIV vaccine based on a genetically modified killed whole virus has received approval by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to start human clinical trials.
HIV & AIDS Dec 20, 2011 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0
Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, in collaboration with Seaside Therapeutics in Cambridge, Mass., have achieved a milestone in the development of a potential new treatment for fragile X ...
Medical research Sep 16, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) may provide an early and objective indicator of autism, according to researchers at Columbia University in New York City, who used the technique to document language impairment ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes May 31, 2011 | 5 / 5 (3) | 3 |
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A milestone is one of a series of numbered markers placed along a road or boundary at intervals of one mile or occasionally, parts of a mile. They are typically located at the side of the road or in a median. They are alternatively known as mile markers, mileposts or mile posts (sometimes abbreviated MPs). Mileage is the distance along the road from a fixed commencement point.
Milestones are constructed to provide reference points along the road. This can be used to reassure travellers that the proper path is being followed, and to indicate either distance travelled or the remaining distance to a destination. Such references are also used to by maintenance engineers and emergency services to direct them to specific points where their presence is required. This term is sometimes used to denote a location on a road even if no physical sign is present. This is useful for accident reporting and other record keeping (e.g., "an accident occurred at the 13 mile mark" even if the road is only marked with a stone once every 10 miles).
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