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AIDS Disaster in India is Imminent

...spin out of control."There's been an extraordinary degree of denial about the nature of the problem, and it requires the most extraordinary public health education effort to prevent this from becoming a very major problem," said Dr. Roy Anderson, an epidemiologist at the University of Oxford in Great Britai...

Frozen Canadian baby stages miraculous recovery

... on to know more. The temperature outside was –24 degree Celsius and the baby was frozen stiff when she was brought to the hospital that doctors had difficulties opening her mouth. The girl heart had stopped and she was pulse less when she was brought to the hospital. Doctors at Edmonton’s Stollery Childr...

Protein in urine foresees heart disease

...rotect them," says Dr. Banga. Thereby reducing the degree of microalbuminuria reduces the risk of heart disease....

Antifever drug betters stroke outcome

...oke patients dying doubles for every increase of 1 degree celcius. "Though its effects may be modest in size," Dippel added, "it is cheap and has almost no harmful effects."...

Gene therapy restores sight

... impressive that the researchers have shown such a degree of improvement in sight - a several fold increase." However, Dr Stone told ABC Science Online that applying this work to humans would not be immediate nor straightforward."In the dog, LCA shows a slow progression and so the researchers were able to ...

Snoring could be a warning

... pre-eclampsia were snorers.Women with the highest degree of airway obstruction during sleep also had the highest blood pressures. The Australian researchers found that they could prevent both the snoring and the high blood pressure by giving women breathing masks attached to a machine that kept their air...

Allergy Risk Increased by Kerosene Use

...eating, particularly from kerosene and to a lesser degree gas. The exposure to these pollutants could play a major role in the emergence of allergic diseases in both developing and developed countries....

Low-radiation treatment for brain tumours

...st five years, this method still causes patients a degree of neurological impairment. The US trial is designed to test whether 1,800 cGy, combined with one extra round of chemotherapy, will successfully eradicate the tumour without damaging the surrounding brain tissue. The researchers believe that this n...

Weight-Loss Drinks Can Make You Gassy

...% of the Americans who diet each year rely to some degree on low-fat meal replacement supplements. Many such food substitutes contain milk-based powders that users mix with fat-free milk, before drinking as a replacement for a meal. The researchers found that those who consumed the high-lactose preparatio...

Hobbies prevent dementia

...ntia over the next seven years. Those with a high degree of leisure activity were 20 per cent less likely to develop dementia. There was an additional eight per cent risk reduction for each leisure activity reported. Intellectual activity - reading, learning a language, taking classes - were linked to the ...

Artists prone to cubital tunnel syndrome

...s available to performing artists result in a high degree of success and recovery. Some helpful steps to avoid injury include stretching before practices and recitals. Adequate rest periods are needed. The difference between normal discomfort and detrimental pain should be understood. And last but not the l...

Artificial lenses- Boon to cataract patients

...evice is squeezed by the relaxing eye muscles, the degree of overlap between the lenses increases, allowing the eye to focus on closer objects.When the muscles contract, pulling on the rim of the implant, the lenses spring back out again to allow focusing on more distant objects. Shen has calculated accura...

Sniff to compatibility

...ce are called pheromones. They are influenced to a degree by a cluster of genes related to the immune system called the Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC) . 50 unmarried women were tested by asking them to smell T-shirts worn by men for two consecutive nights. The US researchers, led by Dr Shirley Bean...

Stem Cell Transplants May Be Effective For MS Patients

...r amount of disability. Seven patients showed some degree of mild improvement in some measures. At one year after the transplant, only 3 patients had new brain lesions, which are a result of MS disease activity. Only 2 of the patients have needed to take MS disease-modifying drugs since the transplant, Kra...

Gene therapy restores sight

... impressive that the researchers have shown such a degree of improvement in sight - a several fold increase." However, Dr Stone told ABC Science Online that applying this work to humans would not be immediate nor straightforward."In the dog, LCA shows a slow progression and so the researchers were able to ...

Stop and think before you eat

...esearchers at the University in Boston, a person's degree of inhibition when it comes to munching down on sn... The researchers found that the higher a person's degree of disinhibition, the higher their weight. Roberts said that the main finding of the study is that d...

Hyperflexible joints connected to chronic fatigue

... children. Joint hypermobility was graded on the degree to which a patient could bend the pinkie finger ba...the development of CFS symptoms because a person's degree of joint mobility is apparent in early childhood, long before the onset of CFS symptoms. The findin...

Nurses competing with junior doctors in some assessments

...ut pre-surgery assessments of patients to the same degree of competence.There's a shortage of junior doctors in the UK// and it's been suggested that appropriately trained nurses might be able to take over some of their roles. Researchers in Ireland, UK, have compared the way in which junior doctors and nur...

Platinum for the Eye: A new facial palsy implant

...le platinum chain implantations. They measured the degree of eyelid closure, corneal abnormalities, gain of visual acuity, bulging, migration of implant, and the extrusion of implants of patients in both groups. Authors reported that 89 per cent of all patients who received the platinum chain implant graded...

Old theory of adaptation confirmed by new study

...ent for each individual and this depended upon the degree to which they react to the initial event. The stronger the reaction to the initial event, the longer it takes to get back to normal....

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