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Helping stroke patients to recover balance

Researchers in France say that the distorting spectacles can help stroke patients with posture problems to recover their balance. They think that the spectacles reset the patient's mental makeup and hope that the effect will lead to a long-lasitng cure for some postural problems. .... People who have a stroke affecting the brain's right hemisphere may suffer paralysis down their left side a...

Assisting stroke patients to recover balance

Researchers in France say that the distorting spectacles can help stroke patients with posture problems to recover their balance. They think that the spectacles reset the patient's mental makeup and hope that the effect will lead to a long-lasting cure for some postural problems.// .... People who have a stroke affecting the brain's right hemisphere may suffer paralysis down their left side and c...

Balanced diet important in cancer prevention

Researchers say that diet is second only to tobacco in causing cancer. Dietary influences are thought to account for 40 per cent of cancers in the developed world, and 25 per cent in the developing world.// Ongoing studies may provide detailed information on what to eat and what to avoid. Dr Tim Key, a scientist with Cancer Research you should concentrate on eating fruits, vegetables and cereals...

Hormone Imbalance may lead to prolonged fatigue

According to a new study researchers observe that stress hormones may be disregulated in people with chronic fatigue. The HPA (hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal) axis is a hormonal system that helps the body deal with physical and psychological stress.// The end result is the production of the stress hormone cortisol by the adrenal glands. ....Chronic fatigue is characterized by aches, pains and ov...

Vibrating Insoles could Help Balance

Researchers say vibrating insoles can jumpstart the nervous system into action. A new study looked at the use of the //insoles to help people maintain better balance. They proved most effective in elderly people -- a group who can benefit most from better balance and reduce the number of falls and bone fractures. ..Researchers tested the insoles on 15 young people and 12 older people. The theory...

New back support device can improve balance for older people

Women at the age of 60 and above can have less back pain from osteoporosis related// curving of the spine by wearing a back supporting device and doing some special exercises. ....In a study presented by the researchers from Mayo Clinic had said that the new specially weighed back support device can not only decrease the back pain but can also cause extensive improvements in strength for the wome...

New study reveals how to strike a balance between heart-healthy fats

Food that is good for health, especially the role of fats, had been debated for a long// time. The researchers from Penn State University had found out that the between the various kinds of fats that are heart healthy, it is not possible to have the healthy meal by banishing one kind of fat totally and taking only one particular kind of fats. The right combination of both can help achieve the bes...

Mentally Imbalanced AIDS patient Chained

An AIDS patient in West Bengal was first refused treatment by government hospitals and then// chained to a hospital bed till a human rights group intervened to unshackle him, reports said Thursday. ..A complaint against the Barasat hospital superintendent by the Association for the Protection of Democratic Rights (APDR) Wednesday finally saw Arjun Debnath of Bagda in North 24 Parganas district fr...

How balanced are you? Need Help!!!

Time and over again, it is only tiny gadgets that have changed the lives of millions of people around the world. Researchers have developed a small device resembling a MP3 player that has been designed to help people with balance // disorder, by giving the wearer's brain more balance input... ..It could perhaps some day be even used to improve the performance of athletes. Loss of balance or vesti...

Imbalance In Gender Ratio Addressed By Religious Leaders

Several religious luminaries have expressed concern for the launch of a movement against sex selection that has resulted in a sharp decline in girl population in many parts of the country. The movement is believed to put an end to the practice of gender discrimination//. ..The brainchild of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the all-religious party meet was organized in the capital by t...

Intake of a healthy and balanced diet: miracle for old people.

There has been a Dutch study which links diets rich in four antioxidants beta carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E, and zinc to lower odds of developing age-related macular// degeneration. ..The mention and text of the study can be seen in The Journal of the American Medical Association. It was performed by Redmer van Leeuwen, MD, PhD, and colleagues...Age-related macular degeneration or AMD is the mo...

Can Women strike a balance between work and domestic life?

Professor Rosemary Crompton conducted a survey in 5 European countries on how women lead a balanced life between work life and domestic life // to find out whether women enjoyed the present life situation or would like to have a traditional life style, the work was funded by Economic and Social Research Council. The study was conducted to find whether women who work have problems with their fami...

Australia In Search Of A Better Way to Handle Critically Ill Patients and Balance Elective Surgery

A review of deaths at four public hospitals found patients forced to wait more than eight hours for treatment were 30 % more likely to die than those admitted when the hospital was not overcrowded. //Peter Sprivulis, associate professor of emergency medicine at the University of Western Australia said that overcrowding is very common in large tertiary hospitals in Australia. Due to this more than...

Soap Opera: Advertisement Throws ‘Head & Shoulders’ Off Balane

The ASA has demanded that the television commercials for ‘Head and Shoulders’ Shampoo, that claims cent percent dandruff free efficacy of their products, is required to be// modified. Adverts for ocean spa and cool menthol varieties of the shampoo are the ones working up more soap than required. ....Procter & Gamble, the maker of Head & Shoulders, has clarified its stance, insisting that the ad...

The Government’s Balancing Act on Reservatio

Increasing the reservations on one side and on the other side increasing the number of seats so that general category does not suffer is the UPA Government’s please-all formula//. ....The Congress-led alliance and its Left supporters announced that 27 per cent of the seats in Central educational institutions would be available to Other Backward Classes (OBCs) from June 2007. Simultaneously, it...

Healing is best when there is absolute balance between mind and body

Those who are regular with their intake of medications, even if they are placebos, do better with their health rather than those //who don’t adhere to any pattern, according to Canadian researchers. ....Often to gauge the efficacy of drugs, researchers observe its effects on groups of participants, who are administered the drug as well as placebo. The drug gets into the fray if it scores better...

A Balancing Act: Hormones and the Skin

Throughout her life, a woman may blame many things on her hormones: unpredictable emotions, weight gain and even changes in her skin, hair and nails.// .. These changes occur as the levels of hormones in the body increase and decrease, or if any abnormalities in hormone levels occur. A dermatologist can provide treatment options which can address the changes that occur during a woman’s lifetime....

Balanced Diet is Better than Vitamin Pills

Many people use vitamin supplements for good health despite the fact that few actually need it, says a leading Britain nutritionist// who argues that the best way to stay healthy is a balanced diet. ....People are often seduced into buying pills because they're worried that food has fewer nutrients than it used to, said Jane Clarke. The best source of vitamins and minerals is freshly picked produ...

Government Strikes Right Balance with PBS Reform

AMA President, Dr Mukesh Haikerwal, today congratulated the Government on a PBS reform package that is evidence of close consultation // with the AMA, and which delivers for patients. ....Dr Haikerwal said the AMA is especially pleased that the draconian conditions and red tape associated with the authority prescription system have been eased. ....'The Government has agreed that the expertise in...

Balance Training Better Than Tai Chi at Improving Mobility in Older Adults

Physicians and physical therapists in recent years have explored whether tai chi, balance programs and fitness routines can help decrease the likelihood that older adults// will fall and injure themselves. Many of these programs have shown promise, but their relative value is still open to debate. ....Now, a study from researchers at the University of Michigan Health System and the Veterans Affa...

Specific Imbalance Between Two Peptides may Cause Alzheimer's

Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have challenged the current theory on the causes and prevention of Alzheimers disease , suggesting that a specific imbalance between two peptides may be responsible for preventing this form of dementia. ......"We have found that two peptides, AB42 and AB40, must be in balance for normal function," said Chunyu Wang, lead researcher and assistant pro...

Drug Risks Must Be Balanced Against Benefits, Researchers

Concern over side effects of various drugs could be increasing, especially so in the wake of some high profile recalls like Vioxx, the osteoarthritis drug. ...But dont throw the baby with bathwater, advise Boston researchers at the Tufts-New England Medical Center. ...In an analysis appearing in the May/June issue of Health Affairs, researchers compared half a dozen risky drugs to various occu...

A Balanced Diet can Keep Asthma, Wheezing at Bay in Teens

Teens, especially those who smoke, may be at an increased risk of respiratory symptoms such as asthma it they forego a healthy and balanced diet . ......The finding comes from a study by a group of researchers from Harvard School of Public Health, Health Canada, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) led by Jane Burns, ScD, Harvard School of Public Health who...
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