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Neurotransmitter That can Yield New Insights in the Fight Against Diabetes Identified

...chemical that can carry the electrical signal that alerts the brain to low blood sugar levels . The key to the new finding, which is expected to yield new insights in the fight against diabetes, is the neurotransmitter norepinephrine. According to the researchers, the chemical travels from the hindbrai...

Female Heart Attack Victims Show Signs of Lasting Depression

...undergoing treatment for heart events, and it also alerts medical professionals to the fact that depression is more common in women than men, and must be addressed, Norris said. The study recommends that patients be screened for depression as part of a general health assessment when they are admitted to hos...

Women With Heart Disease Suffers from Depression

...undergoing treatment for heart events, and it also alerts medical professionals to the fact that depression is more common in women than men, and must be addressed, Norris said. The study recommends that patients be screened for depression as part of a general health assessment when they are admitted to h...

Probable Health Monitor Sends SMS of Emergency Alerts and ECG

...are detect, such as any arrhythmia, the cell phone alerts the patient and transmits a sample of the ECG signal to the nearest medical care centre, via the SMS text service, together with patient details. The device could give patients who have already had one heart attack a much greater chance of receivin...

Tinnitus Patients can Lead a Normal Life

...t gives the tinnitus a magnified role. This fact alerts the patient and turn triggers the perception of auditory discomfort, according to Ms Heitzmann. The limbic system, responsible for emotions and learning, is then activated and the autonomous nervous system, which causes the discomfort. It is at these...

Women Urged to Be Wary of Ads Promoting Unwanted Drugs

...herbal supplements, and vitamins, including safety alerts about the latest recalls and warnings for specific drugs. The international nonprofit group Healthy Skepticism counters misleading drug promotion and maintains a regular "AdWatch" section on its website. Consumers should be cautious when looking fo...

Pharmacists' Workload Contributes To Errors

...The study also found that computerized interaction alerts and telephone, Internet, and fax systems—which are intended to decrease pharmacist workload and increase the efficiency of prescription receipt and filling—also were associated with an increase in the number of prescriptions dispensed for medications...

Heat Wave Claims Three Lives in Orissa

... temperatures at least 48 hours in advance so that alerts could be issued. A heat wave in the state in May 1998 killed over 2,000 people. Titilagarh recorded the state's highest temperature of 50.1 degrees Celsius in June 2003. Both private and government educational institutions have been conducting c...

Incidence of Fatty Liver Disease High Among Obese Children

...t to determine if liver enzyme levels are elevated alerts pediatricians that the child needs to be evaluated for Fatty Liver Disease. Approximately a third of children and teens in the United States are overweight and 15% of children and teens are obese. Fatty Liver Disease may exist in 15% or more of obe...

Early Psychosis Is Dangerous

...heir rarity and complexity. “However this study alerts us to be concerned about the risks of homicide or serious violence in the context of early psychosis, especially where certain symptoms and circumstances are present,” says Dr Kalucy. “Whilst assertive intervention may help to reduce homicide rate...

New Pediatric Continuous Glucose Monitors Approved

...ity of high and low glucose levels. The technology alerts patients if their glucose levels fall below--or rise above--preset values. Values are not intended to be used directly for making therapy adjustments, but rather to provide an indication of when a meter blood glucose measurement may be required. All ...

Busting the Exam Blues

...enalin cruising through us keeps us vigilant, and alerts us to threatening situations. However it is important to maintain stress at optimum levels to maximize our performance. Controlling panic and maintaining a 'level' head will take a person a very long way. Here are certain tips to 'catch the b...

Potential Threats of Bioterrorism

...n. He adds, “Public health programs, which these alerts fall under, and other health interventions are typically evaluated by weighing efficacy and safety. If a public health program can induce stress and anxiety in the population, these should be considered potentially adverse effects that need evaluatio...

Toys With Tiny Magnets Recalled

...n the Polly Pocket sets. They have also circulated alerts urging the shoppers to avoid buying toy sets with small magnets as gifts for children under six. The toy company advises the buyers to read the toy labels and select appropriate toys suitable to the age of the child and also to avoid playthings wit...

Prime Minister Calls For Early Warning System On Epidemic Outbreaks

...y has also been instructed to issue regular health alerts and bulletins to create public awareness for pre-emptive action at the level of community and households. Manmohan Singh instructed that funds under the National Rural Employment Guarantee Programme (NREGP) and National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) s...

Mammoth Goof ups by NHS cost dear to one million victims!

...more teeth given to existing guidelines and safety alerts - it should be compulsory for NHS providers to imp.... It will come as a shock to many that some safety alerts are more or less ignored by NHS trusts, and there is patchy compliance with guidance on reporting in...

Tuberculosis Alarm At Brisbane Childcare Center

At Brisbane childcare center, a tuberculosis case alerts the health authorities //. Tuberculosis has been diagnosed in a childcare worker, who works at the Centenary Childcare and Early Education Centre at Mount Ommaney in west Brisbane. Dr Michael Whitby, a spokesman of Australian Medical Association ...

Counterfeiter Packs Health Problems: Study

...astern Burma last year. Thus needs more security alerts and changes on legislation and laws dealing with drug manufacturers - says researchers. <br...

Electronic Device to the Rescue of Women Using Contraceptive Pill

...od of one month. It has four different choice of alerts modes an alarm, a vibrate mode, a light, or a dual alarm/vibrate mode. Lai Chiu, from Dartford, said that her main aim to design the device was to encouraging people to take the pill correctly and regularly so they're continually protected against pr...

A Device To Alert Women To Take Pill

...1.A Briton has developed an electronic device that alerts women whether or not they have taken their daily c... it is time to take her pill with a choice of four alerts - an alarm, a vibrate mode, a light, or a dual alarm vibrate mode, reported online edition of BBC Ne...

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