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British Psychology Student To Do Research On Dogs' Barks

A British postgraduate student of psychology is planning to record the barks and growls of hundreds of dogs as part of a project into how canines communicate//. ..Anna Taylor, 23, of Brighton in southern England, is looking for about 300 noisy canine volunteers of all shapes and sizes to take part in the study, it was reported Thursday. .."We use all type of techniques to get the dogs to bark an...

DIA-B: Barking up the Right Vine

The bark of a vine is thought to possess properties very close to insulin, bringing hope to the thousands of diabetics and the obese // . This discovery has been made by DIA-B, a biotech company whose chairman is the former federal health minister Michael Wooldridge. ....The company is yet to apply for a patent, so your guess is as good as mine regarding the name of the bark. ....To quote Dr Wo...

Humid Air is Little Help for Croup's Barking Cough

For decades, parents and pediatricians have relied on humid air to relieve the barking cough and noisy breathing of croup, a common childhood condition that sometimes// sends worried families to the emergency room. Now a new review of evidence suggests that the long relied-on remedy has little medical benefit. ....“Typically you get people to run a hot bath or shower in the bathroom. Or you get...

China Embarks On 'One Dog' Policy

In an effort to implement China's 'one dog' policy and check rising cases of rabies, the police will embark on a special drive to crack down on illegal pet dogs from Nov 16. // ....The campaign aims to check illegal pet businesses in Beijing and ensure that citizens have licence for their dogs, local police said. ....In the first three quarters of this year, China recorded 2,254 rabies cases, a...

Tree Bark Compound Could Prevent Malaria

A compound derived from the bark of a tree could help prevent malaria at the early stage of its infection, says a new study.// ....The new molecule tazopsine was isolated by scientists from bark collected in Madagascar's eastern rain forest, reported science portal SciDev Net. ....Madagascar is an island nation in the Indian Ocean, off the southeastern coast of Africa. It is the fourth larges...

New Study: Pine Bark Significantly Reduces Endometriosis

There's promising hope for women who suffer from endometriosis, one of the most common causes of infertility and pelvic pain//. A new study to be published in an upcoming edition of the Journal of Reproductive Medicine reveals that Pycnogenol (pic-noj-en-all), an antioxidant plant extract from the bark of the French maritime pine tree, significantly reduces symptoms of endometriosis by 33 percent...

Barking Up the Right Tree to Cure Retinoblastoma

Chicago – U.S researchers seem to have tapped nature, in the form of an extract from the bark of a South American tree, as a possible cure for a notorious type of childhood// eye cancer, called retinoblastoma. Retinoblastoma accounts for nearly 3% of all cancers in children, affecting about one in 15000 children. ..Usually the cancer affects children below 6 years of age, and if left untreated c...

Natural Pine Bark Extract Reduces Heart Failure Risk

A new study by has found that Pycnogenol -natural pine bark extract from the French maritime pine tree - helps prevent damage that high blood pressure causes to the heart. ......The study was conducted at the University of Arizona, Tucson. Elderly female mice (18 months old) were randomly divided into four groups: control mice, mice receiving Pycnogenol only, mice receiving L-NAME only (a subst...

Tree Bark Substance may Hold New Lung-cancer Treatment

A recent study has found that a substance derived from the bark of the South American lapacho tree kills certain kinds of cancer cells. ......The study, conducted at UT Southwestern Medical Center, has also suggested that this substance could lead to a novel treatment for the most common type of lung cancer. ......The compound, called beta-lapachone, has shown promising anti-cancer properties...

Barkin Didn't Correct Son for Smoking Drugs

London, Actress Ellen Barkin who recently starred in 'Ocean's 13' did not scold her 18-year-old son, Jack, when he came home smelling of marijuana because she used to smoke it with her family. ......The 53-year-old actress chose to ignore the incident even though she knew he was indulging in the bad habit, reports contactmusic.com. ......She says: 'I used to smoke with my family. On Passover w...
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