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Nearly all asthma deaths preventable

...effective preventive treatment. But with worsening air quality and increasing levels of pollution, the symptoms are worsening and number of asthmatics needing hospitalization is increasing. The doctors who assisted the survey say that underestimation of the severity of asthma can lead to dangerous and l...

TB coupled with AIDS soars in Africa

...erate to severe cough. The disease spreads through air as droplets when a person coughs or sneezes and the sputum carries the bacteria, which spread the disease. Nearly 2 billion people are currently infected with the TB germ and this figure is one-third the world population!!!!! Africa is the worst hi...

Just spice it up!!!!! Anti bacterial effects of spices unraveled in the West

... study opine that cinnamon, apart from filling the air with its spicy aroma can also double up as an anti bacterial agent. Adding a dash of cinnamon to apple juice proved this and the spice actually retarded the growth of common food pathogens. For their study, the investigators added cinnamon to commer...

Air pollution affects the heart

...general environment. During the study they wore an air sampler -to check PM2.5 level - and a heart rate m...and the heart's electrical activity. The fact that air pollution appears to be linked with a decrease in heart rate variability shows that it has an advers...

Blood clots likely in long travel

...ulmonary embolism - increased with the duration of air travel.Like deep vein thrombosis (DVT), pulmonary embolisms are blood clots that are believed to be associated with long-distance travel. Frederic Lapostolle and colleagues, from Avicenne Hospital in Bobigny near Paris, studied all cases of pulmona...

Pollution could be a risk

...hanisms in the lungs and penetrate deeply into the air exchange regions. Prof Dockery said the best way to avoid was outdoor activity on hot, hazy days."If a person exercises outside, the increased respiratory activity also increases the dose of PM2.5," he said....

No allergy at all !

...- perfumes, sinus infections, exercise, dust, cold air - whether it's an allergy or not. Allergy tests come in many shapes and forms. One of the better-known methods is the skin prick test. It's imperative that doctors have the right kinds of tools to diagnose allergies, Szeinbach says, and not all com...

Emphysema surgery - unbeneficial

..., according to the latest report.In emphysema, the air sacs of the lungs - the alveoli - are progressively destroyed, leaving the patient so short of breath that they cannot do everyday activities like climbing stairs or carrying their shopping. In the mid-1990s, studies seemed to suggest that lung reduc...

Supply of Radiopharmaceuticals Hampered by Attacks

...r 11 terrorist acts in New York and Washington DC, air transportation in the United States was put on hol...ticals. Most radiopharmaceuticals are shipped via air due to their specific nature. These products are either radioactive themselves or they are pharmaceu...

Dampness related to asthma

...me dampness. Moulds release tiny spores into the air that can trigger asthma symptoms. Mould spores can be found in damp places in the home like kitchens and bathrooms. "Keep kitchen and bathroom doors closed to prevent dampness spreading to other parts of the house and keep rooms well aired and try to...

Magnetic resonance angiography in clinical medicine

...low, suffers from significant attenuation in bone, air and bowel gas, thereby limiting the regions in which it can be successfully applied. With the invention of non-invasie magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technique, imaging of flow has blossomed into a powerful technique to visualise blood flow in vess...

Pregnancy should not be confined

...the absence of medical or obstetric complications, air travel is safe up to 36 weeks. Women who are at ri...bnormalities, however, are advised to refrain from air travel while pregnant. Some women, particularly those with heart problems, may experience discomfo...

Particulate matter affects lung development

...other communities in the West.Resulting changes in air pollution exposure, on average, affected annual ra...“This study confirms our earlier work showing that air pollution can have long-term effects on lung health in children. It also shows that cleaning up the ...

Postpone intercourse after childbirth

...very. Researchers said they were ill fated due to air embolisms, traveling to the heart and brain.The bl...earchers said it was more likely for women to have air embolisms if they had deep penetrative sex with their knees against their chest. The study from th...

Air pollution may raise risk of lung cancer

Strong new evidence suggests that an air pollutant emitted by power plants and vehicles rai...heart disease//, and the culprits are particles of air pollution. The study authors contend that simply living in a major urban area exposes you to "fine p...

Reducing Lung Cancer Risk

...t also with assessing the lesser effects of indoor air pollution of some houses. Because there had been wide-spread cessation of smoking, the 1990 study was able to assess the long-term effects of giving up the habit at various ages. Former smokers, on the other hand, had only a small number of lung can...

Take care of skin in winter

...ry using it on damp, rather than dry, skin. If the air in your home is dry, do try using a humidifier to add moisture. If, after following these tips, your skin is still dry, cracked or painful, do see a doctor. It may be that you have dermatitis or eczema - both of which require medical attention....

A unique factor in breathing disorder

...the throat during sleep, impeding the free flow of air into and out of the lungs. Often, it is accompanied by snoring and the person actually stops breathing many times in the night. Lack of oxygen to tissues raises the risk of heart disease and stroke in the long term. Now Japanese investigators have ...

Heart bypass-mental decline link

...om diseased arteries, or cause tiny blood clots or air bubbles to flow to the brain and cause strokes or other brain damage. Researchers said one possible explanation is that the off-pump device might also contribute to mental decline. But they also theorized that anesthesia, used in both procedures, or ...

Lack of solar radiation causes cancer

...h supplements. Meanwhile, a daily walk in the open air might be a good way of ensuring you're not completely cut off from solar radiation, especially if you live in a northern latitude....

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