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Functional Food What is That, Ask First

...esterol (LDL). * Probiotic yoghurts - laced with cultures of bacteria that promote healthy digestion. * Omega3-enriched muffins, bread and dairy products - for cardiovascular and mental health benefits. * A2 milk - contains naturally produced a2 beta-casein to help avoid health problems linked with plai...

Buddhist Food Festival in Ludhiana

...sitors fascinated. "It's good to bring different cultures to our society. We should know about different cultures which prevail in our country, which is very diverse and a mix of religions, ethnic groups, different...

Americans Grow Shorter, Blame It on Weak Healthcare

...he Europeans, but some differences between the two cultures -- and their political economies -- stand out. Healthcare is one. It's not just that Europeans are universally covered while one out of seven Americans is uninsured; it's also the difference in approach. Specifically, public-sector healthcare pu...

Diaphragms offer no extra protection Against HIV

...n there run twice the risk of infection as men. In cultures where women are traditionally subservient to men, they have less of a say about matters of sex - when to have it, whom to have it with, and whether condoms or other safer sexual practices will be used. Padian said one of the more surprising and dis...

TB Traveler Underwent Surgery to Remove Infected Lung Tissue

...bed by his doctors to fight the tuberculosis until cultures taken from him are negative for tuberculosis bacteria for eight weeks. The diseased part of the lung is now off to microbiology and pathology, where it will be cut up for examination....

Insilico Studies on Chlorine Eating Bacteria

...des needs vitamin B-12, so the vitamin is added to cultures that are injected into cleanup sites. The bacterium also grows better in a mixed community with other kinds of bacteria. "There are some factors it needs from other organisms, and we don't know yet what they are," she said. Her laboratory will te...

Taking Animals Out of Laboratory Research

...er with validated alternative methods such as cell cultures and computer modelling. The charity is seeking reliable, scientifically proven ways forward which take account of the welfare of both humans and animals, without jeopardising the ground-breaking work on the major healthcare challenges of the 21st c...

Obesity is Related to Lower Tuberculosis Risk

..., 326 (68.3 percent) of which were confirmed using cultures of the bacteria involved. The average time between enrollment and notification of tuberculosis was 881 days. There were 395 new cases (82.8 percent) and 82 retreatment cases (17.2 percent). Pulmonary [lung] involvement was found in 426 cases (89.3 ...

Interview With a Surgeon Hidden Hero of the NHS

...onal and fatalistic. The point is that different cultures in different parts of the world have a bearing in the style of patient education and nature of counseling though the differences are narrowing due to evolving common channels of information delivery. 6. With medical information available at the c...

Report Examines Medical Students' Perceived Readiness To Treat Diverse Patients

... a general sense to care for patients from diverse cultures or who were racial or ethnic minorities. Many residents also said they were not prepared to deal with specific characteristics of diverse patients, including those who mistrust the U.S. health system or who have cultural or religious beliefs at odd...

Depleted Uranium Weapons can Cause Lung Cancer

...e University of Southern Maine in Portland exposed cultures of human bronchial fibroblasts to elements of uranium oxide typically found in DU dust, reports New Scientist. The exposure changed the chromosomes in the cells, which died due to genotoxic effects that amplified with the particle concentration. Th...

Gene Thought to Help Kill Cancer Cells may Actually Help Them Thrive

...to test their theory by conducting studies in cell cultures and mice. If it bears out, then disabling the gene in tumors, through medications or new genetic techniques during chemotherapy may help patients survive. The study appears in the May 16 edition of the open access journal PloS....

Essential Tones of Music Rooted in Human Speech

...se of 12 tone intervals in the music of many human cultures is rooted in the physics of how our vocal anatomy produces speech, according to researchers at the Duke University Center for Cognitive Neuroscience. The particular notes used in music sound right to our ears because of the way our vocal apparatus...

New Probiotic Supplement, Promotes Digestive Health and Boosts Immune System

...ogurt and other dairy foods containing live active cultures that are fragile and need to be refrigerated to stay alive, the probiotic bacteria in Sustenex does not require refrigeration and has a long and stable shelf-life. Even yogurts infused with more stable probiotics have a hard time surviving the stomac...

South African AIDS Delegates Issue Contraception Call

... "So I dream that our eyes will be opened and our cultures will be transformed. Women will freely be able to negotiate safe sex and fathers will not blame mothers for their HIV infections," said the archbishop. Female condoms which have been shown to prevent HIV and also put the onus of protection onto wom...

Primary Urinary Tract Infection in Infants

...TI's. They also found they colony count from urine cultures in kidney ultrasonography was not efficacious in terms of predicting the occurrence of pyelonephritis. They found that intravenous antibiotic for one week followed by 3 weeks of the same oral antibiotic provided good prophylaxis for uncomplicated pye...

Johns Hopkins Begins Aggressive Screening for 'superbugs' in Children

... pain. Weekly swab testing and bacterial growth cultures were done on nearly 330 patients in the hospital's... four months. Results were compared to findings of cultures obtained from patients showing possible signs or symptoms of infection. All patients were under age ...

Hospital Infection Deaths Continue in UK

...e normal diarrhea. Subsequent tests on bacteria cultures showed that the hospital was contending with the dangerous 027 strain of the bug, only identified four years ago in North America. Following stories in national papers alleging dirty wards at the JPH, new chief executive Adrian Pennington has move...

Different Approach Needed to Protect Brains of Premature Babies

...t makes the brain uniquely vulnerable, and in cell cultures the neurons aren't really in their proper environment," he says. "For our model, we use mouse brain slices that we can keep alive for 12 hours. That keeps all the connections, structures and cell types intact and in their proper relationship. Our abi...

Brain Structured to Make Human Beings Religious, Claims a US Scientist

...e we're not hardwired for boats, but humans in all cultures make boats in pretty much the same way, Atran expl...dentally formed by eons of evolution and survival, cultures around the world try to find meaning in them through different forms of palm reading, Atran notes. ...

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