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“Don’t fear long haul flights!” Vascular surgeon tells travelrs

... on board an airliner, while she was flying a long distance flight, has sparked off this sudden debate that lo... need not occur only in passengers who travel long distance flights according to Dr. Scurr. “This is really about a change in our habits. There has been a gene...

Noise tampers hearing

.... If children are near a firework display or some distance away, the sound is still loud enough to create atleast a temporary threshold shift, which will cause muffled hearing and ringing in one's years. So it's always better to wear a pair of throw-away ear plugs in such situations....

Support for patients with Leg Pain

...s with PAD, glutathione prolongs pain-free walking distance and shows other improvements in the legs....

Exercise with music aids with lung disorders

...op severe lung disease. The aim is to increase the distance they can walk in a fixed time and this helps them maintain their everyday abilities and independence. Researchers at Ohio State University now report on the beneficial effect of music when walking for such patients. They studied two groups of twelv...

Pain of Denial Compared to Physical Pain

...vival in mammals. "Going back 50,000 years, social distance from a group could lead to death, and it still does for most infant mammals," say researchers. "We may have evolved a sensitivity to anything that would indicate that we're being excluded. This automatic alarm may be a signal for us to re-establish s...

“ Economy Class Syndrome

... potentially important health problem to many long distance air travelers, including those without recognized risk factors....

New Drug Shows Significant Improvement In HIV-related Heart Condition

...indicators of the disease, such as six-minute walk distance and cardiac index, following bosetan treatment. However all patients suffered at least one adverse side effect of the drug including peripheral edema, headache, abnormal liver function, muscle cramps, fluid retention, and vomiting....

Drinking too much water during racing may be harmful

Athletes who drink water during long distance running events may be putting their health in jeop...to avoid the condition of hyponatremia during long distance racing. Reference: New England Journal of Medicine, April issue....

Air travel reduces oxygen level in the blood

...aturation in all passengers traveling in both long distance and short distance flights. The mean level of oxygen saturation was 97% at the ground level and 93% at the cruising alt...

Risk of deep vein thrombosis less in people who were flight stockings when flying

...udies of nearly 2500 passengers who had flown long distance in airlines. The researchers had carried out the research where they had advised all the participants of the study to walk or exercise regularly, drink water, avoid salty food and do not stop leg movements in spite of carrying bulky baggage in order ...

Leisure walks with low cardiovascular exercises work best for weight loss

Walking at a leisurely pace for a good distance along with some cardiovascular exercises work best// for losing weight in obese people. Researchers of Colorado University had found that slow paced walks can help obese people burn more calories than past faced walks they do to get into shape and l...

Treating Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension In Children With Viagra

...uld breathe easier after 12 months and the average distance they could walk in six minutes also increased by 154 meters. Researchers also say that there were minimal side effects and that the drug was easy to consume. Thus with the positive findings of the above study researchers suggest the need for further...

Intense Fight Against Polio In India Gets Results

... parents not only kept polio vaccinators at a safe distance but even intimidated them at times. It took some time before realization dawned that all the talk about impotency was wrong and the polio vaccine was actually good for children. Evidently, none of the celebrity based advertisements worked as much a...

An Eye Opener for the blind

... sub-miniature television camera and an ultrasonic distance sensor, both of which are mounted on a pair of eye... is worn on a belt. After processing the video and distance signals,// the computer uses sophisticated computer-imaging technology, including edge-detection alg...

Electronic Skin (E-Skin) To Robots

...et, and laminated to form the finished e-skin. The distance between each sensor in the matrices is roughly four centimetres and sensitivity to temperature and pressure has yet to be tested thoroughly. Dr. Someya said that he wanted to develop a new technology which makes it possible to entirely cover the surf...

Genetic Cause For Farsightedness Discovered

...ye adjusts its focus by growing, which changes the distance between the lens and the retina, the light-detecting layer of cells at the back of the eye. Due to natural genetic mutations, some eyes stop growing too soon, causing farsightedness. In the case of nanophthalmos, a mutation in MFRP completely wipes...

Nanotechnologists Specify Limitation For Devising Small Machines

...oving atom shortens and lengthens depending on its distance from a surface, an idea first proposed by pioneering quantum physicists in the late 1920s. The measurement tells nanotechnologists how small they can make extremely tiny devices before a microscopic force between atoms and surfaces, called van der W...

Bird Flu Survivor Recounts her ‘hell

...er sister had died in her province which was a far distance from Bangkok and suffered in quite agony and awaited her own death 'By that time I was so weak I could not get up,' she said. 'I felt like my heart was going to stop beating. I felt so exhausted I did not have the energy to speak or pay attention t...

Remote Robotic Surgery Using Miniature Robots

...ormed in space. The communication delay due to the distance of space from earth would mean surgeons would have tell astronauts what commands to give the robots. The surgeons on earth would be able to control the Robots themselves. Other applications would be on battlefields, the robots would allow surgeons...

Early Lung cancer detected by studying Cheek Cells

... the cell nuclear changes can extend a significant distance from the site of a malignancy and we have already conducted a successful clinical trial for our sputum test for lung cancer. Mr. W. Michael Alberts, , President of the American College of Chest Physicians said, “Each year, great strides are made in...

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