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Tougher Tobacco Rules Urged at Global Anti-smoking Talks

...om 145 countries met in Bangkok to discuss ways of boosting global efforts to stop smoking. The week-long meeting organised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) aims to find ways of harmonising national laws to tighten tobacco controls, particularly limits on advertising and protection from second-hand s...

New Diagnostic Test for Mad Cow Disease Developed

... Cyclic Amplification', the new technique works by boosting the replication of prions, so that they can be easily detected in test samples of the brain tissues. For the diagnosis, a test sample is exposed to repeated rounds of ultrasound, as a result of which the prions break up into more numerous, smaller...

Gadrasil Could Prove Effective in Men too

...disease, it is pointed out. The vaccine works by boosting the immune system so that it effectively fights off two of the most common strains of human papilloma virus, the most prevalent STD in modern society. In North America, HPV is said to infect half of all sexually active women between 18 and 22. In m...

Imaginary Friends are Good for Kids

...nionship is a big part of it. They can be a way of boosting self-confidence," the Daily Mail quoted her, as saying. She added that parents should not be worried that their kid's behaviour is not normal, for it is. "Parents sometimes think, 'Is this healthy and how long should it go on for?' But it is a no...

Viagra Improves Heart Function, Finds Study

Viagra doesn't only help in boosting a man's performance in the bedroom, but as researchers have also found, it can also help improve heart function . This finding means that the popular drug prescribed for erectile dysfunction can potentially save the lives of people with specific he...

New Treatment Boosts Survival Chances for Child Leukaemia

...ter than fludarabine alone or chorambucil alone in boosting a patient's chance of survival five years after treatment. However, the combination more than tripled the chance that the disease had not progressed by the time of the five-year checkup....

Experts Identify Vaccine Target for HIV

...d the search for an HIV vaccine that would work by boosting the protective effects of one or more of these genes, and help the bodys own immune system overcome an infection. One of the genes looks particularly attractive as a vaccine target. These findings represent only the first of what investigators said...

Blackcurrants can Protect from Heart Disease, Cancer

Blackcurrants contain the highest level of health boosting antioxidants which could protect from a range of illnesses -- from heart disease to cancer -- shows latest research. Blackcurrant is a type of berry native to central and northern Europe and northern Asia. Scientists have found that the common or ...

Outdoor Alcohol Ads Boost Urge to Drink in Young Teens

...s, but they're also having an impact on teens, and boosting their urge to drink. The finding is based on a study conducted by researchers at the University of Florida and University of Florida who found that adolescents attending schools in neighbourhoods where alcohol ads litter the landscape tend to want ...

Art in Hospitals to Enhance Patient Care

... of a number to increase the role the arts play in boosting peoples health. Peter Tyndall, chief executive of the Arts Council of Wales said art can have a beneficial impact on patients. He said, For a relatively small proportion of the overall cost, it can make a huge difference to the quality of environmen...

British Scientists Discover New Protein to Treat Epilepsy and Schizophrenia

...ount of information transmitted to cells. And so boosting the level of the protein in the brain could the key to tackling diseases such as epilepsy and schizophrenia, the Bristol scientists think. There are 100 million nerve cells in the brain, which each have 10,000 connections, called synapses, which li...

Alzheimer's Drug may Help to Restore Speech in Stroke Patients

...ntre in Malaga, Spain, says that the drug works by boosting neurons ability to communicate. The researchers wanted to find out whether Donepezil might benefit people with aphasia, a condition characterised by an inability to pronounce or comprehend speech, of which stroke is the most common cause. They co...

Now a Green Agenda for Mental Health

... getting active in a green environment as a way of boosting mental wellbeing. Whether it's taking regular walks in the park, flying a kite or participating in a gardening therapy project, green exercise is proven to have huge benefits for mental health. The prescription of care farms as a treatment for ment...

Stand Up And Get Back To Work!

...ertical workstation a couple of hours per day (and boosting energy expenditure by 100 kilocalories an hour) an obese employee could shed 45 to 65 pounds over the course of a year. Commenting on the study, obesity expert Dr. Arya Sharma of McMaster University says the vertical workstation is one idea for in...

Sylvester Stallone Admits He Tried to Smuggle Banned Growth Hormone to Australia

...atropin, which is advertised as reducing body fat, boosting muscle mass, improving sexual prowess and regenerating major organs. Human growth hormone (HGH) is made naturally in the pituitary gland of humans, deep inside the brain just behind the eyes. It is a microscopic protein substance that is secreted...

New Probiotic Supplement, Promotes Digestive Health and Boosts Immune System

...tinal health by regulating the digestive tract and boosting the immune system. Sustenex(TM), a new daily pro...or beneficial bacteria in the intestinal tract and boosting the immune system. Sustenex contains GanedenBC30, a safe and powerful strain of the bacteria Bacillu...

Milk Nutrients may Keep Cancer at Bay.

...hed in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, boosting key milk nutrients may protect against cancer. Ke...s. This is the first clinical trial to show that boosting vitamin D status can affect the overall risk for cancer a proposition that has tremendous public he...

High Intake of Milk may Reduce Cancer Risks by 60 Percent

...s. This is the first clinical trial to show that boosting vitamin D status can affect the overall risk for cancer a proposition that has tremendous public health potential, said lead author Dr Joan Lappe, a nutrition researcher from Creighton University in Omaha. By choosing vitamin-D rich foods like mil...

Scientists Develop Liquid Body Armour

...te the fluid, increasing its overall stiffness and boosting the protective strength of the body armour. According to New Scientist, switching the transducers off again would return the fluid to its normal state, making the armour soft and easy to remove. The team has said the same technique could also be...

Some Indonesian Fowl Not Showing Usual Bird Flu Symptoms

...by reinforcing vaccination programmes for fowl and boosting public awareness of the virus. Bird flu first appeared in humans in Indonesia just over two years ago. Since then, 99 human infections have been recorded and the virus has become widespread among fowl across all but two of Indonesia's 33 provinces....

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