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Drinking Problem Plagues 30% Americans

...from face to face interviews with a representative cross section of the American population.The survey results published in the current issue of the Archives of general Psychiatry indicate many of those persons never received treatment. People aged 30 to 44 showed the highest rate of abuse, and men were...

Traffic Control Boxes to Help Road Monitoring

...e interchange between Interstates 70 and 71, which cross near the middle of downtown. Given the signals captured by loop detectors during four known traffic incidents that occurred in 2005, the software accurately identified when -- and approximately where -- each incident occurred. Whenever a detector...

Insulin Sensitizer- Energy Conserving Signal to Brain

...tectable in human cerebrospinal fluid and does not cross the blood-brain barrier, leaving some doubt about its physiological role in the central nervous system, he added. The researchers now report evidence in mice that adiponectin receptors are present in the hypothalamic region of the brain and that so...

Twin Brother may Reduce Sister's Fertility by 25 Percent

... testosterone and the female hormone oestrogen can cross the womb, due to which the twin brother and sister are exposed to each other's hormones. Since male and female foetuses have similar oestrogen levels, the female child is more likely to be affected, she says. With a view to determine the effects of...

Annual Cancer Run Draws Huge Response in US

...eath by the end. "I was one of the first people to cross the finish line," Taylor said proudly. "I was really near the front." The children were there with their great-auntie Teek, Auntie Carol and Grandma Terry. Grandma Terry Amble said her own grandmother died from breast cancer and her mother from lymph...

Bush Again Vetoes Embryonic Stem Cell Research Bill

...merican people that I will not allow our nation to cross this moral line." Embryonic stem cells are primitive cells from early stage embryos capable of developing into almost every tissue of the body. Scientists believe they could be crucial to finding a cure for a number of serious diseases, including Par...

Wear Protective Sunglasses, Not Just for Style

...rely on the basis of their price and style without cross checking their safety standards. A survey by the College of Optometrists in Britain showed that 63 percent of those questioned were more influenced by how sunglasses looked and how much they cost than by the protection they offered, said the onlin...

US Observers Concerned Over Increasingly Permissive Atmosphere

...e to protect the youth. How far? Where does one cross the line? These are always problematic questions, especially when it comes to sexual mores. Unrestrained hedonism could pose serious public health threats, observers in US warn. As per a recent survey just 4 percent of U.S. adults are virgins and a...

EU Move Against Mercury Should Be Adopted in India: NGO

...ercury: Poison in Neighbourhood', had shown that a cross section of the society, ranging from students to w...ans that it can affect the nervous system, and can cross blood and placental barriers and cause developmental disorder. Commenting on the EU resolution, Ra...

Public Places in England Go Smoke Free

...oducts to help prospective quitters will this year cross the 100-million-pound level, a 40 percent increase since 2002, according to the market research firm Mintel, and will grow to 140 million pounds in 2011. Along with the traditional smoking patches and chewing gum, other anti-smoking products on off...

Some High Blood Pressure Drugs may Help Reduce Dementia Risk

...ors are known as centrally acting because they can cross the blood brain barrier, a specialized system of t...t participants were exposed to ACE inhibitors that cross the blood brain barrier, the decline in test results was 50 percent lower than the decline in people...

Red Cross renders emergency relief efficiently

...Cross Day is observed on May 8 every year. The red cross you see across every healthcare unit in the city, ...ity, child and family welfare, nursing, junior red cross activities, preparedness and prevention of communicable and infectious diseases, relief operations i...

New Strategy Identified for Preventing Acute and Chronic Brain Disease

...apeutic implications. "We still have hurdles to cross before this discovery is translated into something that is ready for patients," said Dr. Mucke. "But there is an urgent need for better treatments in this field, so it is really exciting to have identified such a promising approach."...

Scientists Develop Method to Track Immune System Enzyme in Live Animals

... that activity, says Casellas. Scientists can also cross these new mouse strains with mice predisposed to B-cell tumors or autoimmunity to see differences in enzyme expression in health and disease. NIAMS Director Stephen I. Katz. M.D., Ph.D., believes these new tools have great potential to help solve s...

Ulcerative Colitis Disrupts Many Aspects of Daily Life: Survey

...eral public. According to UC: NORMAL's survey of a cross section of the general public, 74 percent of Americans have either never heard of UC or have heard of it but know little about it, even though UC's prevalence approaches the numbers for HIV/AIDS and Parkinson's in the United States. More than two-t...

Study Finds the Spread of Rabies in North American Raccoons

... especially at higher elevations, raccoons did not cross the Appalachian mountain chain during the first part of the outbreak, which clearly limited the virus's westward expansion. The Allegheny Mountains appear to have slowed the virus's expansion to the north. The study area ranged from North Carolina ...

Nanomedicine Gives the Way for Nerve Cell Regeneration

...tograft then serves as a guide for nerve fibers to cross the injury gap. Although successful, this autograft procedure has major drawbacks including loss of function at the donor site, multiple surgeries and, quite often, it's just not possible to find a suitable nerve to use as a graft. Various synthetic ...

AIDS Victims, Supporters Gather in Bond of Hope

...te Sunday saw more than 500 people gathered at the cross roads of the Jantar Mantar, wearing white T-shirts and holding a candles. The third Sunday of May is observed all over the world as a day to pay respect to all those who have lost their lives to AIDS. One of those present was 27-year-old Bhagwati o...

Better Working Conditions for Nurses Might Decrease Patient Infections

...ilability of highly-qualified float nurses through cross training. This would allow hospitals to more appropriately staff their ICUs and further develop the skills of nursing staff based on other units. The sample comprised 15,846 patients in 51 adult intensive care units in 31 hospitals; 1095 nurses wer...

Ayurveda Resorts in Kerala Gear Up for the Monsoon Season

...he monsoons but in most resorts, it is expected to cross 70 percent occupancy this season. Almost all resorts, whether big or small, now boast of an ayurveda spa. And they all have separate vegetarian kitchens, as vegetarian food is considered a must during the treatment period. The tariffs for a treat...

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