BACKGROUND Knowledge of the number of deaths caused by risk factors is needed for health policy and priority setting. Our aim was to estimate the mortality effects of the following 12 modifiable dietary, lifestyle, and metabolic risk factors in the United States (US) using consistent and comparable methods: high blood glucose, low-density lipoprotein (LDL)… (More)
1. Abstract. This paper covers a very simple, low cost absolute attitude stabilisation system based on thermal horizon detection. This stabilisation system is very fast and is ready for operation from a cold start within 20 milliseconds (mS). It consumes very low power and occupies a total code space of less than 6000 words. The system works reliably, day… (More)
— The demand for high performance information dissemination is increasing in many applications, such as e-commerce and security alerting systems. These applications usually require that the desired information be matched between sources and sinks based on established subscriptions in a timely manner while a maximal system throughput be achieved to find more… (More)
PURPOSE Changes in tumour 3'-deoxy-3'-[(18)F]fluorothymidine (FLT) uptake during concurrent chemo-radiotherapy in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) have been reported, at variable time points, in two pilot positron emission tomography (PET) studies. The aim of this study was to assess whether FLT changes occur early in response to… (More)
—The radiation monitors on board the Galileo Giove-A satellite, CEDEX and Merlin, and their data are presented. The instruments include energetic proton and ion detectors, an internal charging monitor, RADFETs and experimental dose-rate photodi-odes. A comparison of the data with existing monitors and models is presented.
An extensive literature examines how distributive (i.e., " pork barrel ") spending is allocated among congressional districts. Much of this research finds evidence that intra-chamber factors like ideology, party, and committee membership are the primary determinants of various forms of distributive spending. However, we know much less about how… (More)