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Liver key to extending life

... many wonderful things about getting older, with a background in clinical pharmacology and toxicology.//Your mortgage is paid off, your children have moved out, you're not embarrassed about who you are, and you have the benefit of wisdom and resilience," he said. "It would be fine if it wasn't for dementia, a...

Voice has to be looked after with care

... or yell. If you have to make yourself heard above background noise, it is best to use a microphone. It is also important to hydrate your vocal cords, and for this you should really be aiming for a dozen eight ounce glasses of water a day. Caffeine in coffee tends to dehydrate the vocal cords so, if you have a ...

Specialist surgeon not imperative in melanoma

According to a new study it is observed that the background of the surgeon does not affect the outcome in mela...to be similar, whether the operating surgeon had a background in dermatology, cosmetic work, or general surgery. This is in contrast to breast cancer surgery, whe...

Adult COPD or asthma could be effectively treated with Xopenex

...ison of the treatment of 231 patients with similar background and disease conditions over two separate six-month periods. The first group had been treated with the previous standard treatment, the second group with Xopenex. It was found that the subjects showed significant symptom improvement and a change in th...

Black tea said to lower cholesterol

...em with their daily meals.Researchers had the same background diet for every subject throughout the whole study because these active ingredients [that lower cholesterol] occur in a lot of other foods. Scientists at the USDA's research division also are studying the bioactivity of tea compounds for use in trea...

Low dose Radiation Exposure May Cause Cancer

... dose is a little more than the dose from natural background levels and about 1,000 times the dose one receives from a single chest X-ray, However CT scan of the whole body is about 10 milliseiverts, hence this is area of some concern especially if someone has repeated scans. This study helps to put to r...

Exposure to Pesticides in Schools Produces Illnesses Among Employees, Students

...health risk facing children and school employees,” background information in the article states. Pesticides continue to be used both on and around school property, with some schools at risk of pesticide exposure from neighboring farms. Currently, no specific federal requirements on limiting pesticide exposures ...

Hearing Problems Of Middle Age Are Affecting The Younger Generation

..., listeners play music too loudly to drown out the background noise in these environments. A healthier alternative is to find a truly quiet place to study and minimize the use of headphones coupled directly to the ear." Novak says adults should ask themselves the following questions to determine if they should...

Malignant Mesothelioma – A New Genetic Revelatio

...he mortality rate is expected to fall rapidly to a background level, depending on what residual exposure to asbestos. Professor Peto who conducted this study says: "The peak in mesothelioma deaths will be earlier and at a lower number than formerly thought. The abrupt reduction in asbestos exposure in 1980 ha...

Malignant Mesothelioma – A New Genetic Revelation

...he mortality rate is expected to fall rapidly to a background level, depending on what residual exposure to asbestos. Professor Peto who conducted this study says: "The peak in mesothelioma deaths will be earlier and at a lower number than formerly thought. The abrupt reduction in asbestos exposure in 1980 ha...

Size Of The Waist In Children Linked To Diabetes

...ovascular disease (CVD) consequences, according to background information in the article. Some studies suggest that in adults, measurement of waist circumference (WC), an indicator of intra-abdominal fat, is a better indication of CVD risk than body mass index (BMI), a measure of overall obesity. Waist circumfe...

Combing Hair More Effective Than OTC Medicine For Head Lice

...ance and satisfaction with treatment and to obtain background information were also completed. The Bug Buster kit was four times more effective than chemical products for eliminating head lice (57% cure rate versus 13%), suggesting that the kit is a viable alternative to over the counter insecticide treatments...

An Eye Opener for the blind

...the sky'. These white phosphenes appear on a black background 'map' which is roughly 20 cms by 5 cms at arms length. After six generations of improvement over the last 21 years, the external electronics package has now been miniaturized so it is about the size of a dictionary and weighs approximately 4.5 kilo...

New Vaccine Found To Be Effective In Reducing Childhood Pneumonia

...ncouraged to get a vaccination regardless of their background ....

Airlines Pilot At Heightened Risk Of Having Cataracts

...o cosmic radiation have been limited, according to background information in the article. Previous studies have shown that cataracts can be caused by exposure to radiation, including a recent study of astronauts showing an association of incidence of cataracts with space radiation at exposure levels comparable ...

Myth Of Childhood Vaccinations Linked To Increased Hospitalization Busted

...// have become increasingly complex, according to background information in the article. This has led to concern among some that multiple antigen vaccines, such as the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine, or aggregated vaccine exposure could lead to immune dysfunction, resulting in infectious diseases not targeted b...

Gene Variation Associated With Better Mobility For Older Individuals

...ent process amenable to intervention, according to background information in the article. The people reporting such difficulty in walking are at nearly 4 times the risk of nursing home placement and 3 times the risk of death over 2 years compared with those reporting no difficulty. In older adults, more physi...

Sunscreen Lotions Offering High Protection May Be Better Than Usual Sunscreens

...volved in the development of skin cancer, says the background information in the article. Although daily sunscreen use has been shown to prevent squamous cell skin carcinoma, some believe that higher protection by stronger sunscreens may encourage more time in the sun by delaying warning signs such as sunburn, ...

Intensive Care Patients More At Risk From Kidney Failure

... world have not been well understood, according to background information in the article. Researchers from Austin Hospital, Melbourne, Australia, had conducted a study to determine the prevalence of ARF in intensive care unit (ICU) patients at 54 hospitals in 23 countries. The ICU patients were either treated...

Elderly People Can Take Up Computers To Fight Depression

... was determined, after controlling for a number of background characteristics, that seniors who were computer users reported significantly fewer depressive symptoms than their counterparts who do not use the computer.Researchers also found that computer users tended to be among the younger members of the study ...

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