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WORM! WORM! all the way

...tringent standards of public hygiene. Overzealous cleaning of the environment prevents the human immune system from interacting with worms, bacteria and other pathogens necessary for it to develop properly...Yes! Doctors at the University of Iowa are testing whether a treatment regimen of worms may help pati...

Shock it to Heal!!

... conventional way to treat such ulcers would be by cleaning and daily dressing with appropriate aseptic measures, keeping the wound moist and resting the affected limb. According to the recent study which involved 35 diabetic patients, who received high-voltage, pulsed galvanic electric stimulation every nig...

Fright could be more harmful

...hrax scare a liquid, which turned out to be window cleaning fluid, was sprayed at a Maryland subway station. As many as 35 people reported nausea, headache and sore throat.// The experts, including Professor Simon Wessely, from Guy's, King's and St Thomas' Hospital in London, conclude that a series of hoaxes...

Risk for Pregnant Women

...ch director, said in a statement. "The solution is cleaning up our lakes, rivers, and streams, not just bombarding our water supply with chlorine." EWG and US PIRG called for immediate action to clean up the lakes and rivers that provide tap water to reduce the use of chlorination. Kalinowski felt that in t...

Particulate matter affects lung development

...cts on lung health in children. It also shows that cleaning up the air actually has a measurable effect on chindren’s health,” says Edward L. Avol, associate professor of research in preventive medicine at Keck School and the study’s lead author.“On average, children who moved away to areas with lower levels ...

Heart and dental care

...enerally advised to take antibiotics before dental cleaning to reduce the risk of serious infection. But many ... number of medical procedures, most commonly teeth cleaning but also colonoscopies. Without antibiotics, bacteria introduced into the body in those procedures c...

Flying with caution, with SARS

... Newer flights are equipped with sophisticated air cleaning systems that has stringent filters to screen out spores, bacteria and viruses. Air flow patterns are designed in such a way that there exists a minimal flow between the front and back //parts of the plane. Passengers get a mix of outside and recycle...

Dental Procedure Reduces Preterm Births

...d root planing is a common treatment that involves cleaning the tooth and root surfaces to remove plaque, tarter, and bacterial toxins. Marjorie Jeffcoat, D.M.D., author of the study, told that the procedure is only performed on patients with periodontitis. She says it works because it reduces the inflammatio...

The Effectiveness Of Antibacterial Products In Reducing Infection

...living in the house. One group was given household cleaning and personal hygiene products that contained antibacterial ingredients and the second group was given identical-looking products that did not have antibacterial ingredients. Researchers asked about infectious disease symptoms such as runny nose, feve...

How Effective Is Your Hand Wash Solution ?

...ergic to peanuts. Participants washed with various cleaning agents, plain water, and an antibacterial hand san...but just spread it around. Researchers also tested cleaning products in removing peanut butter from a clean table. Lysol sanitizing wipes, Target brand cleaner ...

Counting Calories Might Be The Ideal Way To Stay Healthy

...s at four miles-per-hour burns 150 calories. Heavy cleaning for 45 minutes burns 250 calories, and an hour of singles tennis burns 300 calories. The report explains that intensity makes a difference. The authors say for an activity to benefit your cardiovascular system, the intensity must be enough to increa...

Household Pollutants Found To Increase Asthma Risk

Exposure to the fumes emitted from solvents and cleaning products at home may increase the risk of childhoo...ds are found in solvents, paints, floor adhesives, cleaning products, polishes, room fresheners, fitted carpets, and cigarette smoke. Three-quarters of the chi...

Childhood asthma may be triggered by cockroach allergens

...ing the house clean, mopping the floors regularly, cleaning out garbage on a daily basis can keep the cockroach allergens under control at home. Other measures to control allergens from the roaches can be eating only in the dining or kitchen areas, keeping all the food items covered in airtight containers, re...

Environmental estrogens can cause breast cancer

...s an estrogen like chemical which is released from cleaning agents, from industrial wastes of textiles, paper, plastic, cosmetic and agricultural chemical industries. The study was carried out in mice experiments by inducing the chemical 4-nonylphenol into mice and all the 5 mice induced with 4-nonylphenol ...

New Eye Surgery Gives Hope To Short-Sighted

...500 annually. The ICLs are invisible, require no cleaning and do not need to be removed every day, unlike their conventional predecessors. Unlike Lasik or laser eye surgery, the ICL procedure is reversible. ICLs are implanted behind the iris through a 3-mm-long incision in a procedure requiring no stitc...

Influence of Celebrities on Breast Cancer Awareness

...ll known for his "I Love Mumbai" programs aimed at cleaning and greening this great metropolis is supporter of cancer awareness programs. Designer Shaina NC, in a unique show orchestrated by Hemant Trivedi, Shaina brought together 35 women achievers from various walks of life to showcase her beautiful creatio...

Household Activities Can Reduce Blood Pressure

...ity had found that doing household activities like cleaning the house and the backyards, washing the car etc could prevent hypertension and conditions of prehypertension in people. // The study found that regardless of intensity, four hours of accumulated daily lifestyle physical activity had the effect of ...

Toxic chemicals found in domestic products poisoning newborn babies

...maged by chemicals found in perfumes and household cleaning products. It was also found that these chemicals reach the baby from// the mother through the umbilical cord. The study was conducted in 27 newborn babies and 42 new mothers. The samples were tested for 8 groups of chemicals. All the tested samples w...

Skin cancer linked to usage of Drug Azathioprine in organ transplants

...f the blade/ knife under sterile conditions, after cleaning the surface of the skin.</font...

Hate flossing? No problem, Waterpik? Dental Water Jet will do the needful

... Dental Water Jet was 93 percent more efficient in cleaning plaque and debris and thus reducing bleeding gums that are a sure indicator of underlying gum disease. The device also massages and stimulates gums thereby ensuring a better blood supply to the area. Commenting on the findings, Deborah Lyle, RDH, M...

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