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Amorous African Fish Exchange Electric Pulses While Mating

...eason conditions. Using recording equipment and custom software, both observed the electrical signaling and physical behavior of the fish. Wong, who described the whole sequence as "electrical duetting", said both males and females seemed to make specific "sounds" before, during, and after mating. ...

FICCI Proposes Models To Solve Indias Healthcare Crisis

...ft loans from public sector banks and reduction in custom duty on identified medical equipment. In addition, FICCI has also called for income tax relief of 15 percent subject to review after a five-year period and enforcement of quality in government hospitals, laboratories and blood banks. The chamber...

The Custom of Circumcision Decline in the US

...celebrating their sons birth in Jewish customs.The custom of removing the foreskin from the penis. There was no crying, no scalpel, no blood, no ``mohel'' - the person who traditionally performs ritual circumcisions in the Jewish faith.``I knew before I was even pregnant that I would not circumcise,'' said...

Risk of SIDS Reduced by the Use of Baby Dummies: Research

... based mainly on cultural and family tradition and custom rather than on scientific evidence," FSID?s scientific advisor Professor George Haycock said. The study conducted by the American academy had found that cot death risk "was halved" and the association "now recommends that a dummy should be offered...

Soft Contacts Designed for Cone-Shaped Cornea

.... University of Rochester researchers describe the custom design techniques and results of visual acuity tes...lenses. The scientists tested several designs of custom lenses on the subjects' eyes for both high-contrast and low-contrast visual acuity. They compared vi...

Hormones- The Same Regardless Of Packaging

... federal oversight. At issue are hormones that are custom mixed or compounded by specialized pharmacies according to a doctor's prescription. 'The FDA needs to step it up and so does the FTC,' Smith told reporters. The FDA has also warned some websites that are selling hormone products, according to Dr....

Discovery in Male Mice Gives Hope in Providing Clues to Find Infertility in Men

...rtility stem from analyses of mice that have had a custom gene "knockout," this is the first to reveal a dominant mutation that leads specifically to infertility in a mammal. The researchers believe this kind of dominant effect is closer to how real-life infertility occurs in humans. "People have been seq...

A New Inexpensive Technology for Multiplexed Detection

...y "read" the particles, the researchers designed a custom "flow cytometer" using a microfluidic device and standard microscope. In this flow-through system, the oblong, disk-like shape of the particles ensures that they are precisely aligned for accurate scanning. Each time a particle flows past a detector,...

Foot Pain Ruining Your Golf Swing?

... other patients, treatments are simple and involve custom orthotic devices (shoe inserts), stretching exercises, changes to your shoes, medications, braces or steroid injections and physical therapy, depending on the condition and its severity. However, if these conservative measures fail to provide adequat...

Low Pitch Therapy for ‘ringing in the Ears

...an who treats hearing disorders, points out that a custom sound can be created for the patients, who then can download it into their personal MP3 player and use it when they need relief. “The treatment, though, does not represent a cure,” Zeng said. “This low-pitch therapeutic approach is only effective w...

Good Oral Health Practices Should Begin in Infancy

... in stores and a better-fitting variety, which are custom fitted by your dentist. Ask your dentist about using a mouth protector. Source-Newswise...

Childhood Obesity Linked to Foot Pain

...ankle surgeons treat many overweight children with custom orthotic devices (shoe inserts), physical therapy and other conservative measures to reduce or eliminate pain. But treating painful feet and ankles is only part of the childhood weight loss equation, says Samuel Nava, DPM, FACFAS. The suburban Dallas...

Come Apart and Rest Awhile – It’s Christma!

...has become an inseparable part of Christmas. The custom of using a star to light up homes has an interesti...e beautiful sight, and over the years, it became a custom to decorate a tree during Christmas. Christmas essentially spreads the message of love. It is a va...

Men are from Mars and Women from Venus, but why on Earth are Women so Woefully Wronged?

'Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale her infinite variety', wrote the famous Dramatist and Poet, William Shakespeare in his magnum opus 'Antony and Cleopatra' // A woman is quite an enigma and undoubtedly, there is more to her than what meets the eye. Popularly called the 'weaker...

Female Circumcision Rampant in Africa

Female circumcision is common among Africans as a custom rather than as a matter of choice. It is often seen as a way of curbing sexual waywardness //in the females while some clans even consider it as a symbol of maturity or as a method of initiating teenage girls into adulthood. As tradition goes the c...

Assam’s Malaria Death Toll Rises To 75, More People Affecte

... black magic and demonology are integral to tribal custom in parts of Assam, Tripura and other northeast states. "Our health workers are now working overtime in spreading awareness in rural areas not to be wooed by quacks or sorcerers, and instead approach a doctor or come to the hospital when someone is si...

Sati Raises its Ugly Head in Madhya Pradesh

...xplained astrologer S.P. Shukla. "Initially, the custom of sati was believed to be a voluntary Hindu act in which the woman decided to end her life with her husband after his death. But there were many incidences in which the women were forced to commit sati, sometimes even dragged against her wish to the...

Bird Flu Threat Prompts Tightened Security Across Hong Kong Border

...N1 was probably endemic to the region. Hong Kong custom officials had seized chicken and poultry meat, weighing approximately 250,000 kg in 2005. In addition, illegal transport of live chicken and other birds have been recorded in the same year. With effective implementation of increased surveillance me...

Valley's Winters - Time For Nostalgia And Salt Tea

...also renewed family bonds. It was more of a social custom in which the grandma served as a pivot around which the entire family revolved,' he recalls. This is not the only traditional recipe the locals are now trying to revive. The nostalgia is for bringing back to life a cohesive social past that was esse...

Controversy over spread of Mad Cow disease from India

...isposed in Indian rivers as part of their cultural custom and these corpses would have washed ashore where bone collectors would have collected their bones for preparing animal feed. These locally prepared animal feed would have been exported to UK. Many countries are importing locally prepared animal feed ...

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