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Look out for sepsis

...s include fever and shaking chills, reduced mental alertness might be with confusion nausea and vomiting. Be concerned if an infection does not clear up within a few days, or seems to be getting worse. Sepsis can take hold very rapidly, so prompt medical attention is essential....

Report on the Safety and Effectiveness of Melatonin supplements

...hormone in the bloodstream rises sharply, reducing alertness and inviting sleep, and in the morning it falls back, encouraging waking. Among those problems for which melatonin supplements appear to provide little benefit are jet lag, a problem that often nags coast-to-coast travelers and those who fly through...

Peppermint or cinnamon smell can make drivers more alert

...amon and peppermint smell increases the ratings of alertness in comparison to the control situation. Researcher...ic administration of these odors will increase the alertness of the drivers and help them stay energized for long drives. While peppermint remained the more effe...

New drug for mental alertness

... had developed a new// drug that will boost mental alertness without any over stimulations. The new drug is made of a compound called CX717, and it is a member of a new class of drugs called ampakines. This drug had showed effectiveness in increasing memeory, alertness, increasing the reaction time and problm...

Dementia and memory linked to IQ of the teens

... extra curricular activities in schools and mental alertness leading to higher IQs as a teenager seems to have ...tors alone or in combination may affect the mental alertness and its loss in later life. Reference: The Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, July 2005...

Self-Applied Acupressure May Reduce Sleepiness And Increase Alertness During Class Hours

...eine or high-sugar snacks. Students can increase alertness by applying acupressure at stimulation points to keep themselves active. Students in a class who were taught to self-administer acupressure treatments to stimulation points on their legs, feet, hands and heads were more alert and less fatigued. The s...

Children With ADHD May Just Be Sleepy

...heir problem. ADHD is considered an issue of over alertness and nervousness, with affected children being fidg...y this could explain why stimulants – which induce alertness by increasing activity in the central nervous system – are effective for treating children with ADHD...

Aromatherapy: Ambient odors of orange and lavender reduce anxiety

...tial oils of orange and lavender on anxiety, mood, alertness and calmness in dental patients. A second goal of the study was to investigate whether stimuli from other modalities, music for example, have the same effect. The researchers tested this hypothesis in a controlled experimental study taking advantage...

Tiagabine Enhances Sleep Maintenance In Insomnia Patients

...tor, has positive effect on sleep and next-morning alertness and performance in adult patients with primary ins...at doses from 4 to 16 mg on sleep and next-morning alertness and psychomotor performance in adult patients with primary insomnia. Fifty-eight middle-aged patie...

Sleeping Is No Mean Art … It Is A Privilege Denied To Many

...Sleep, which is very essential for an individual’s alertness and productivity, can dangerous as well. Unbelievable ? True! Say medical professionals who cite sleep apnoea as an example. Sleep apnoea in simple terms is the cessation of breath during sleep, which in rare cases can even be fatal Logically speaki...

Blue Light Keeps A Person Alert

... shifts, according to latest research reports. The alertness levels of human // beings can be altered with the color of the light they are working under, according to neuroscientist Steven Lockley belonging to the Brigham & Women's Hospital. Light contributes towards the wakefulness of a person. The eye’s l...

The Scent of a Safe Driver

...wn that peppermint and cinnamon odors can increase alertness and decrease fatigue for long-distance drivers//. ...vealed that both cinnamon and peppermint increased alertness and decreased frustration during the course of driving. Cinnamon proved to better than it’s counterp...

Blend Of Sleep And Wake States To Explain Near Death Sensation

...ations. This brain arousal system also regulates alertness and attention during waking hours, in addition to sensitizing an individual to dangerous situations. Although the study has yielded certain important clues about near-death experience as a physiological phenomenon, the authors have concluded that it ...

Meth Addiction On The Rise, US Health Authorities Concerned

... Although short-term use of the drug can enhance alertness and physical activity, long-term methamphetamine use can lead to unfavorable side effects such as aggressive or violent behavior (manifested at decreasing drug effect) and depression. This eventually leads to addiction, characterized by compulsive dr...

Milk Chocolate, Cinnamon, And Peppermint Scores Good For Brain

...mint and cinnamon odors reduces fatigue and boosts alertness for long-run drivers’. Thus correlating with the study ‘Milk chocolates makes the mind alert’, Ergro’s study also proved, stimulants in the spices like cinnamon and peppermint, stimulates the central nervous system. Nutrients, stimulants and oth...

WB Asks Centre To Continue Supply Of Anti-Rabies Vaccine

...ata Municipal Corporation (KMC) to beef up general alertness and surveillance in affected areas. Source:PTI News...

BPO Companies are Blamed for Spoiling the Health of Asian Youth

...nce, they are sleep-deprived, their efficiency and alertness is less compared to those who sleep sufficiently. Their concentration is hindered due to lack of sleep'. Frequent headaches, fatigue and sleepiness are caused. Their reflexes diminish affecting work efficiency, she adds. Though, they have become t...

Sleep Deprived BPO Employees Could Suffer From Premature Ageing

...nce, they are sleep-deprived, their efficiency and alertness are less compared to those who sleep sufficiently. Their concentration is hindered due to lack of sleep." She further added that such people also faced the problem of frequent headaches, fatigue, and sleepiness with diminished reflexes. She stated ...

Sleepy After A Heavy Lunch? Here's Why

... hunger is sated, the body's chemistry stops these alertness signals. The study, published in Neuron, could hel...eresting. But he said, "We naturally have a dip in alertness around 2pm to 4pm that happens whether we eat lunch or not. We also do not get tired after eating br...

Can Ayurveda provide a treatment for Alzheimer's?

... According to researchers, Ayurveda boosts mental alertness in the same manner as the conventional drugs. An improvement in memory and concentration was noted in Alzheimer’s patients with the help of plants used in Ayurveda. 5 plants frequently used in ayurvedic medicine were studied by scientists from Kin...

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