Learn whether airport screening procedures, which now cost over $5 billion globally, are both effective and cost-effective in this medical report.
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This is Insider Medicine in 60 from Liverpool. In evaluation of calorie loss associated with active video games available for Nintendo’s Wii and Microsoft Xbox 360 significantly less calories were burnt when to compared to playing a real sport. For instance, only half the calories were burnt playing virtual tennis and a third boxing in a virtual ring. From Boston, in a theoretical application of evidence-based medicine to aviation security, researchers evaluated whether airport screening procedures which now cost over 5 billion globally are both cost effective and effective. Unfortunately, the researchers found no comprehensive studies evaluating the effectiveness of commonly used procedures such as passenger or hand luggage x-ray screening and metal detectors. While the American TSA sites the confiscation of 13 million prohibited items annually, the researchers would prefer to see formal accuracy testing performed. And finally from Alberta, obesity rates maybe linked to the density of fastfood restaurants in the city. In an announced of 25 Canadian cities, Vancouver with two restaurants per 10,000 people have the lowest rate of obesity at 11 percent. And Saint John’s with four fastfood restaurants for 10,000 people had the highest rate at 35 percent. For Insider Medicine in 60, I’m Dr. Susan Sherman.