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Antifever drug betters stroke outcome

...ment began, body temperature was an average of 0.4 degrees Celsius lower in patients taking a high dose of ac...s of recovery. Eventhough the a difference of 0.4 degrees celcius may not seem impressive it is noted that the risk of stroke patients dying doubles for every...

Helping stroke patients to recover balance

...th postural problems. These made objects appear 10 degrees farther to the right or the left than they were. As expected, when the patients were asked to point to objects they pointed too far to the left or right, depending on the lens. But when they took the spectacles off, the researchers found that pati...

Stress response increases suicide risk

...hiatric Institute now reveal that there are lesser degrees of PTSD, which may be overlooked. And these are linked with significant psychological disability. Those affected have some - but not all - of the PTSD symptoms. The presence of these symptoms is serious, for it's linked with a higher than average in...

Early Clue to Down Syndrome

...ry 800 live births. The condition produces varying degrees of mental retardation and a range of physical deformities, including a small nose and thick neck, which are detectable more or less in early pregnancy. Detecting Down syndrome early in pregnancy could be as plain as the nose on the baby's face. // ...

Women recognise faces better

...ted faces, different facial expression and varying degrees of picture quality.// At this stage, it’s difficult to explain the results. The guess is that’s a combination of a training and genetic predisposition. It is speculated that one reason women are better at studying and remembering faces is that they ...

Cooling treatment for newborn asphyxia

...her lowering a newborn baby's temperature by a few degrees can prevent the complications caused by asphyxia. Asphyxia can be caused by a number of factors, including an obstruction to the baby's blood supply or detachment of the placenta, however, in many cases the cause cannot be identified. On the strengt...

Cooling decreases heart attack effects

Reducing body temperature by just a few degrees minimises brain damage resulting from a cardiac ar...oup had their body temperature reduced to 34 to 32 degrees - hypothermia - over 24 hours, while the other group received normal care. After six months, 50 pe...

FDA Approves New surgery Treatment for Farsightedness

...patients has been 58. LASIK is approved for higher degrees of farsightedness and astigmatism, which is blurry vision usually caused by an uneven curvature of the cornea. Conductive keratoplasty could also be safer for patients with glaucoma, because keratoplasty does not require the temporary elevation of pr...

How trees affect sun exposure

...itude you're at. At a latitude between 30 and 60 degrees - Hawaii to Juneau, Alaska - you can have double the exposure to sunlight if the canopy shows 40 per cent of the sky. So if you can stay in the sun for 20 minutes without burning without tree cover, it would be 30 minutes under this kind of foliage. ...

Assisting stroke patients to recover balance

...th postural problems. These made objects appear 10 degrees farther to the right or the left than they were. As expected, when the patients were asked to point to objects they pointed too far to the left or right, depending on the lens. But when they took the spectacles off, the researchers found that pati...

Nurses save more lives

...tical nurses, and nursing aides. RNs have college degrees in nursing and are often allowed to develop nursing plans and coordinate care by therapists and other specialists. Licensed practical nurses (LPN) generally have a year of formal training but no degree. Nursing aides often have minimal training. In ...

Study on obesity and heart failure

... failure.// However, it has been unclear if lesser degrees of obesity also pose a risk. Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine investigated the relationship between body mass index and heart failure. They used information collected on more than 4,200 participants in the Heart Study. About 50 ...

Hyperflexible joints connected to chronic fatigue

...atient could bend the pinkie finger back beyond 95 degrees and hyperextend the knee beyond 180 degrees among several other feats. Of the participants with CFS, 75 percent showed joint hypermobility compa...

A new infection- 'hot tub lung'

...ium avium complex (MAC) . At temperatures above 84 degrees Fahrenheit, where many tubs operate, chlorine loses its disinfectant properties, and MAC can flourish. The bubbles and steam arising from the tub create an aerosol through which MAC readily enters the lung by inhalation. The problem is most likely ...

Indian Nationals with Foreign Medical Degrees can now practice in India

... will now enable Indians who have acquired medical degrees from abroad, to practice in India, through a screening test that will be conducted by the National Board of Examinations (An Autonomous Body of The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare). The purpose of the registration is only to qualify for registr...

Untreated Scoliosis patients found to lead productive and active lives

...k pain. Patients with a Cobb angle greater than 80 degrees showed an increased risk of shortness of breath. R... with Cobb angles or spinal angles greater than 40 degrees needed to correct the curvature with braces or surgery to prevent deformity, pain and disability. R...

Some more sensitive to pain

...ed, the device heated a small patch of skin to 120 degrees Fahrenheit, which most people find painful. Those who reported higher levels of pain showed increased activity in the primary somatosensory cortex, which tells the brain where a painful stimulus is located in the body and how intense it is, and in ...

Father of CPR dies at 79

... Safar was studying if cooling the body just a few degrees can prevent brain damage in people who survive cardiac arrest but are left unconscious. "This is a huge loss. Can you imagine what he would have come up with in the future?" said James E. Cottrell, president of the American Society of Anesthesiologi...

Valium hits 40 years old, anxiety-free

...ts include 241 patents, 122 publications, honorary degrees and other awards. His other breakthroughs include the sleeping pills Dalmane and Mogadon, Klonopin for epileptic seizures and Arfonad, for limiting bleeding during brain surgery. "He's an inventor's inventor," "Within every company, there is a perso...

Animals Can give us a second chance at life

... cells to treat various diseases, all with varying degrees of success. Here’s a look at the controversy surrounding cross-species transplant -- also known as xenotransplantation. Dick Beyer has Parkinson’s. “I move in slow motion,” he says. Betsy Ray has diabetes. “I’ve got retinopathy in my eyes,” she sa...

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