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Inability to Recognize Familiar Smells Could Signal Alzheimers

...rchives of General Psychiatry. "Those who scored below average on the odor identification test were 50 percent more likely to develop the condition than those who scored above average," the authors of the study wrote. "The findings suggest that olfactory dysfunction can be an early manifestation of Alz...

Impaired Odour Identification Predicts Cognitive Decline for the Elderly

...ed. According to them, participants who had scored below average on the odour identification test were 50 per cent more likely to develop the condition than those who scored above average. Dr. Wilson says that the association between cognitive impairment and reduction in odour identification did not cha...

Chilean Lake Disappears, Thanks to Global Warming

...assa said that the GLOF broke open a tunnel of ice below the lake, which drained the water to the ocean. 'In this zone in particular... we have evidence that, in general, the lakes are filling up as the glaciers melt,' Casassa added. Global warming is most likely responsible for this process, as well as fo...

Patients Find Healthy Vein in Old Austrian Mine

...0 times more exposure than patients, but we remain below official exposure levels," said Rieser. Depending on the gravity of the illness, doctors recommend up to 12 trips of one hour each to the mine over a four-week period, a course which could cost up to 600 euros (800 dollars). Patients come from al...

New "second-line" AIDS Drug Shows Promise in Trials

...unodeficiency virus (HIV) which causes AIDS) -- to below 50 viruses per millilitre of blood. At the 24-week point in the two trials, 56 and 62 percent of patients in the etravirine group had achieved this goal, The Lancet paper says. Among the "placebo" group, the rate was 39 and 44 percent. Side effec...

Nanospectrometer Aids in Identifying Nutrient Cycle

...ell halfway between two existing heterocysts falls below a threshold. Its basically allowing us to image elements at very high resolution. The drop in nitrogen starts a process that turns the cell into a heterocyst.Nealson described the study as a technology demonstration in one of the toughest systems t...

Genaera Discontinues Lomucin in Cystic Fibrosis Studies

...hase 2 program in asthma. This is an asset that is below the radar screen of many, and we believe has greater present and future value than is currently recognized by the market. Separately, our trodusquemine Phase 1 study in obesity is progressing nicely through the initial cohorts in Study 101 to test sa...

Spicy Cuisine Originated in Mexico 1,500 Years Ago

...s evidently extended to the slopes of the piedmont below Guila Naquitz and Silvia's Cave. "In the cave deposits, we can see excellent documentation for the sophistication of the agriculture and the cuisine at this point in time. You don't grow seven different kinds of chillies unless you're cooking some...

FDAs Gesture for Firm Manufacturing Drug for Cushings Syndrome

...made in the pituitary gland, which is located just below the brain. When too much cortisol is produced in the adrenal glands, or an excess is taken in treating other diseases, significant changes occur in all of the tissues and organs of the body. All of these effects together are called Cushing's Syndro...

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

...hat at least one third of the students' diets were below the recommended levels of fruit, vegetable, vitamins A and E, beta-carotene, and omega-3 fatty acid intake. "Vitamin supplements can help teens meet their daily recommended levels and surprisingly, even relatively low levels of omega-3 fatty acids...

Medical Science Strides-No Guarantee For Pre-Mature Babies

... they weigh less than 1000 grams, they fall well below the lower limit for extremely tiny babies. Doctors who care for these low-weight babies caution that surviving long enough to go home, after months in a neonatal intensive care unit, is not usually the end of their struggle. Though advances in...

MEN as Partners to MEND Maternal Health A World Population Day Initiative

...is clearly absent, especially in families that are below the poverty line. Today is World Population Day and this day is in recognition of Men as Partners in Maternal Health. The World population today is no lean figure It stands unbelievably at 6,604,123,988. China tops the heap with a populatio...

Apple a Day Keeps Asthma Away

...that at least one third of the students diets were below the recommended levels of fruit, vegetable, vitamins A and E, beta-carotene, and omega-3 fatty acid intake. Vitamin supplements can help teens meet their daily recommended levels, said Dr. Burns, and surprisingly, even relatively low levels of ome...

New Data Reinforces Correlation Between Carbohydrate Quality and Loss of Vision

...ividuals had consumed a diet with a glycemic index below the average for their age and gender," notes Taylor. AMD typically occurs after middle age, although the events which cause it may begin earlier. A leading cause of irreversible blindness, AMD results from the gradual breakdown of light-sensitive ce...

Senior Church Leaders in Lesotho Pledge to Fight AIDS

...0,000, of which more than 16,000 are children aged below 14 years. More than 55 percent of 180,000 children have been orphaned by AIDS, the statement said. The NAC and the UN have been collaborating closely with religious leaders and faith-based organisations to respond to the HIV epidemic, it said....

Dental Lasers can Help Eliminate Bacteria in Root Canals

... coli at the lower power setting and reduced it to below the detection level at the higher setting. They also found that it was effective in eliminating E. faecalis as well. Researchers found, too, that the laser removed the smear layer and debris from the root canal walls and that the temperature rise d...

Laser to Fight Root Canal Bacteria

... coli at the lower power setting and reduced it to below the detection level at the higher setting. It also was effective in eliminating E. faecalis. Researchers found, too, that the laser removed the smear layer and debris from the root canal walls and that the temperature rise during irradiation was wi...

Too Much White Rice, Pasta and Bread may Increase Chances of AMD

...ividuals had consumed a diet with a glycemic index below the average for their age and gender," notes Taylor. AMD typically occurs after middle age, although the events which cause it may begin earlier. A leading cause of irreversible blindness, AMD results from the gradual breakdown of light-sensitive c...

Spain Announces Cash-for-kid Payments to Boost Birth Rate

... the measure if legally resident. But it remains below the 2.06 children per woman the country needs to maintain its population. Spain's 2006 birth rate was 10.92 births for 1,000 inhabitants. The new measure is set to cost the state some 1.2 billion euros a year based on the 2006 figure for live bir...

Cosmetic Eye Enhancer may Lead to Disfigurement

... to smooth wrinkles, but needs to be placed deeply below the muscles to be a safer and more effective agent. The technique is still so comparatively new and unproven, however, that Goodman cautions against its use around the eyes unless completed by a doctor who is experienced in its use. According to...

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