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When Celebrities Die

...at puts some pause between initial impulse and the action is a good idea. If you feel you are in real danger of harming yourself, go to a hospital emergency room." That should be good news for those emotionally fragile people. But are they listening?...

Contraceptives via Internet

...s are worried about the dampening effect any harsh action may have on genuine family planners if they have any punitive action in mind for this not so healthy trend of buying contraceptives on the net....

Exclusive breast-feeding advised for six months in infants recommends World Health Organization

...aker of infant formula that has been the target of action by breast-feeding groups, has accepted the resolution with question. The resolution urges member states of the World Health Organization to support exclusive breast-feeding for 6 months as a global public health recommendation and to provide safe an...

Half of world's children are passive smokers - damning disclosure from WHO

...hing in their power to delay and defeat meaningful action on second-hand smoke". Another startling and worrying statistic is that figures predict that nearly 20% of the women in the world, that is one in five women the world over, will be smokers by 2025 if current trends continue. Now 48% of the men in th...

Eat greens to have a ever green heart

...dietary intervension are not limited solely to its action on fat levels but also they influence other machanisms, opening up new perpectives for its protective effect on atherosclerosis," Dr. Francisco Fuentes of Hospital Universitario Reina Sofa in Cordoba, Spain and colleagues conclude....

Protective effects of tomatoes in prostate cancer

...cially prostate cancer, but the reason for such an action is yet to be found. Clinical trials have suggested that lycopene, which is found in tomato products and other natural plant nutrients may be effective in preventing prostate cancer and treating the disease in its earliest stages.// Dr. Frederick K...

Antioxidants found in chocolates

...han apples or orange juice. Antioxidants block the action of harmful free radicals, which are produced when oxygen burns glucose in cells to release energy. Unchecked, free radicals damage cell components like DNA and proteins, setting the scene for heart disease, cancer and other health problems. Antioxid...

Need to use defibrillators

...ited States.// Many lives could be saved if prompt action is taken to restart the heart, using an automated ...l would also be needed, they say, to ensure prompt action in the case of cardiac arrest. It could be that the AED may one day soon be as common a feature of t...

'Prozac miracle' could end in disaster

... name-Paroxetine. There are 35 people in the class action at the moment - from a website designer to a bank fraud investigator and a senior airforce officer - but many more are expected to join it. All were prescribed Paxil/Seroxat for mild depression or anxiety and none was told they might become hooked. W...

Blood Pressure Drug may slow wasting in burn victims

...ass known as beta blockers, checks the stimulating action of the hormone adrenaline and helps keep heart rates down in cardiac patients. // In the Texas experiment, the drug eased the children's heart rates an average of 20 percent. More significantly, the youngsters lost just 1 percent of muscle and bon...

Poisonous Parkinson's molecule discovered

... diagnostic test for Parkinson's. And blocking its action could turn out to be a useful new form of therapy....

Quit coffee and help your heart

...steine levels in check, possibly by inhibiting the action of the vitamins folate or B6....

Garlic fights malaria and cancer

...ncer cells.Candrall believes that the mechanism of action may be on the glutathione system within the cell. In this system, the glutathione is reduced (the opposite of oxidation) and stored in the cell like energy in a battery. This reduced glutathione can then be brought out to absorb damage caused by oxy...

Caffeine can induce epilepsy in newborns

...cules bind to receptors in the cells, blocking the action of a chemical called adenosine which plays an important role in handling stress. During stressful episodes such as oxygen starvation, adenosine protects the nerve circuits from uncontrolled activity. ...

Hypothyroidism can affect babies

... Because foetuses' thyroid glands do not kick into action until the middle trimester of pregnancy, they are reliant on their mother in the early stages. The researchers from the Foundation for Blood Research in Scarborough, Maine, say even when pregnant women have a mildly underactive thyroid gland and sh...

New drug may stop alopecia

...at divide quickly. The gel works by inhibiting the action of an enzyme involved in cell division. By applying GW8510 directly to the scalp, the drug does not enter the bloodstream and affects only the hair cells and not the cancer cells....

Defence against free radicals

...s in the body that can protect against the harmful action of free radicals.With further research, the research could potentially lead to the prevention of certain degenerative diseases.// Oxidative damage has been linked with ailments such as cardiovascular disease, strokes, autoimmune diseases like arthrit...

Risk for Pregnant Women

...th chlorine." EWG and US PIRG called for immediate action to clean up the lakes and rivers that provide tap water to reduce the use of chlorination. Kalinowski felt that in the meantime, the groups suggested that pregnant women reduce exposure to CBPs by using carbon filters. "Pregnant women also might wa...

Combination therapy to treat breast cancer

... were found to work synergistically to inhibit the action of two different growth factors receptors, HER2 an...ndings suggest that simultaneous inhibition of the action of both growth factor receptors exerts a greater anti-tumour effect. The approach could be expanded ...

The brain wave

... play a key role in whether a person attributes an action to the self or to another person. By imitation we may feel what another person felt, which is the very definition of human empathy. Imitation also is nature’s way of conveying culture. It naturally occurs in a variety of settings, such as learning t...

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