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Cut down TV and video games and you have less aggressive children.

Have you ever wondered why your kids are so aggressive and almost impossible to handle at times? Then read on. ..World over there is increasing concern over the way the children of today are growing up. Even the West is getting desperate and looking for help. Things are no better in India. With the TV boom and the IT revolution, the kids seem to know all at a very young age and many parents compl...

Hormone treatment helps obese people slim down

Treatment with leptin, a natural hormone that helps control body weight, could help many overweight people slim down. Discovered in 1994, leptin is normally produced by fat cells and is believed to provide a signal about the amount of body fat to the body's energy-regulation system. // ....Leptin treatment has already helped people who completely lack the hormone because of a genetic mutation. B...

Early Clue to Down Syndrome

Down syndrome, also known as trisomy 21, is a chromosomal disorder occurring in roughly one in every 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 fac...

Cut down on fries

A research suggests, that starting the day with a heavy breakfast and a steaming cup of tea may increase a woman's risk of throat cancer.Scientists found that women who eat fried food each morning are at twice the risk of the most common form of throat, or oesophageal, cancer.The best way to reduce the incidence of cancer is to begin the day with a light breakfast such as cereal or fruit. ....C...

Down syndrome life anticipation doubles

According to a new study, people with Down syndrome live twice as long today as they did in the early 1980s'. These patients have a lower than average risk of developing many forms of cancer. ....The study by Quanhe Yang and colleagues published in this week's Lancet was based on data collected from death certificates between 1980 and 1995 in the US.// The researchers found that the average age a...

Blocking Pain Found To Slow Down The Healing Process

Researchers say standard post-operative pain medications widely prescribed for rotator cuff surgery may actually delay healing .// ..The rotator cuff is composed of the muscles and tendons that surround the top of the upper arm bone and hold it to the shoulder joint. The research involved 180 rats that received acute rotator cuff repair surgery. One-third of the rats were treated with indomethac...

Carbon monoxide passes down

Legislation pointed at reducing carbon monoxide emissions has resulted in a drop in poisoning deaths. Carbon monoxide can be fatal if inhaled and is involved in a number of accidental deaths and suicides each year. //The main sources of carbon monoxide are vehicle emissions and malfunctioning domestic heating equipment. In 1980, the Clean Air Act was passed in the US to reduce carbon monoxide. Th...

Probable cases of SARS- A Countrywise breakdown

The number of cases of a new form of deadly pneumonia is on the rise especially in China, Hong Kong and Canada, The SARS virus was first detected in South China Asia and is now spreading across the world. As per reports from the World Health Organization the follwing cases of SARS that have led to fatality.These are the most up-to-date details as of May 23:// .. ..Total number of probable cases:...

The Downside of Asthma Medication

Could a common class of drugs used for acute asthma attacks be causing the very thing it aims to treat?// ..Perhaps, find researchers from Harvard School of Public Health and Brigham and Women’s Hospital who studied the use of bronchodilators known as beta-agonists in asthmatics... ....Beta-agonists are the primary treatment used to relieve acute asthma attacks. The drugs come in many forms -- th...

Downside of Diets in Children

A new study finds dieting is not the answer when it comes to children losing weight. The study finds dieting is not only ineffective at weight loss but may actually promote weight gain...// ..Obesity is a serious public health problem for both children and adults in the United States. During the past two decades, the prevalence of overweight adolescents in the United States has increased by 100 p...

Dementia and Down Syndrome

Researchers comparing brain changes leading to dementia in people with Down syndrome with those seen in Alzheimer's disease report initial results in a recent issue of Neurology...// ..Studies indicate 50 percent to 75 percent of all people with Down syndrome will eventually develop signs of dementia, and autopsies show nearly all people with Down syndrome show signs of the brain tangles and pla...

Eyes,The Window To The Future

A new study reports the vessels in the eyes may be the window to detecting future hypertension as the retina appears to narrow before blood // pressure exceeds normal range. ..For this study, researchers used special cameras to photograph the retinas of more than 3,500 people. Most of the participants were 49 years or older. Researchers also measured the blood pressure of the patients and categor...

Drug Used To Improve Lung Function In Infants Could Slow Down Motor Coordination

A therapy routinely given to newborns to prevent or treat chronic lung disease may result in slower neuromotor and cognitive // functioning by school age say researchers based on findings of a recent study . ..Studies in the past have shown that dexamethasone, a drug known as glucocorticoid, often improves lung function in the short-term and allows for early weaning from mechanical ventilation. A...

Cutting down on alcohol may reduce cigarette craving

In a study published in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental, researchers of University// of Chicago have found out that smoking is related to alcohol consumption, and reduction to alcohol intake may help the smokers to smoke less. ....Scientists for the study think that people who want to quit smoking needs to abstain from drinking in order to experience the lesser effects of a with...

Clampdown On Fake Drugs Manufacturers In India – New Bill Enacte

The Central Government of India is planning to incorporate penal provisions under the Drugs and Cosmetics// (Amendment) Bill 2005 to make licensed drug manufacturers who are in the habit of designing or packing their products in such a look-alike manner a criminal act. Officials say the Bill attempts to bring in imitations or substitutes (look-alike) cases where a drug resembles another drug in s...

Slowing Down The Progression Of Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer's disease is a progressive, neurodegenerative and ultimately fatal disease// that slowly destroys the brain. At an advanced stage, Alzheimer's disease sufferers lose the ability to take care of themselves and require help in every aspect of their everyday living. ....Based on findings of a recent study researchers say that a mixture of peptides derived from colostrum could help slow the...

Turmeric Found To Slow Down Melanoma Growth

A new study shows that Curcumin- the yellow pigment found in the curry spice turmeric, inhibits melanoma// cell growth and kills tumor cells. It has already been demonstrated that the spice has an anti-cancer effect. .. ..Incidence of melanoma, or skin cancer, is increasing rapidly in many with more than 70,000 cases of melanoma and non-melanoma reported each year. In the present study, three mel...

Slowing Down The Progression Of Tumour Cells With Omega-6 Fatty Acids

According to a recent study researchers say that they found that Omega-6 fatty acids promote the growth of prostate tumour cells in laboratory settings. .. ..Scientists say that the sudden rise in the incidence of prostate cancer // could be due to a rapid increase in the amount of omega-6 fatty acids in the western diet in recent years. Omega-6 fats have also been linked to the development of br...

Blood Goes Down the Drain in Bihar Hospital

Did you know that blood is the most common fluid connective tissue being transplanted everyday from one person to the other? The demand for blood and its derived products only keeps increasing day by day. ....Even though in high demand, donor blood literally went down the drain in a hospital after it was found unusable due to malfunction// in the refrigeration system. About 45 units of blood (on...

Going Down The Social Ladder Increases The Chances Of Male Depression.

Research presented in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health shows that downward social mobility hits men harder than women and increases their chances // of being depressive much more... ....The findings are based on survey responses from 503 men and women taking part in the Newcastle Thousand Families Study, all of whom were born in May and June 1947 to mothers living in Newcastle upo...

Active Lifestyle Helps To Slowdown Illness In Alzheimer's Patients

A cure for Alzheimer's disease which afflicts hundreds of elderly people may be a long way off, but continuing social interaction and activity can keep patients mentally agile and slow the crippling illness, say experts.//.. .."Not many know that Alzheimer's is a disease and not a normal process of ageing with phases of forgetfulness and slowing down of activities. Once the early stage is past, t...

Down syndrome simulated in animal model after successful chromosome transplantation

The field of genetics has been undergoing a revolution with increasing importance being given to genetic mechanisms underlying common disorders and a huge amount of resources allocated to research in specific genetic disorders. // .. ..This has not only added motivation to scientists working in the field of genetics but also helped us replace the existing knowledge with those acquired new. One su...

Indian Doctor Wants March 21st To Be Celebrated As World Down Syndrome Day

Balbir Singh, president of Down Syndrome International (DSI), is an Indian origin Singapore doctor who got involved in the Down Syndrome fraternity after the birth of his daughter Jaspreet 25 years ago who had Down’s syndrome. Down Syndrome Association (DSI) Singapore, founded by Singh// some 25 years ago, on talking in the Southern African Conference on Down Syndrome and Intellectual Disability...

Attention Breakdown Is The Harbinger Of Alzheimer's Disease

A new study has found that breakdown in attention plays an important role in the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. .. ..People in early stages of Alzheimer's disease find it more difficult to shift attention back// and forth between different sources of information. .. ..The study, published in the recent issue of the journal Neuropsychology, suggests that routine tasks that require the shifting of a...

Regular light exercise slows down aging of the brain

New York:Regular light exercise with a doctor's permission is good at any time of life, and it also keeps the brain young, says a new study. // ..Thomas Foster and other scientists from the McKnight Brain Institute of the University of Florida looked at groups of rats that had lived to old age. Some were more sedentary, while others had access to an exercise wheel. .. ..Scientists examined chemic...

Skimmed Milk Scales Down Hypertension Risk

Hypertension can be reduced by as much as 50% through the consumption of non-fat milk products like skimmed milk, according to University of Navarra researchers. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition // published the results of the research. The study evaluated the connection between developing arterial hypertension and consuming milk products. The research covered 6,000 people over a perio...

Government May Downgrade Cannabis

An inquest is being conducted into the death of Rene Anderson who took part in a trial with regard to a cannabis-based drug. The Sativex drug is derived from the plant, and it has been authorized by the UK Government.// The drug was administered to Rene Anderson for relieving her of painful symptoms of diabetic neuropathy. ....Rene Anderson is reported to have developed psychosis after the admin...

Meat firm 'won't go down without a fight'

The family-owned Small goods company at the centre of a deadly listeria outbreak in Adelaide, Australia, is selling stock to stay afloat and is poised to divest // its real estate holdings. ..Conroy's Small goods joint managing director Pat Conroy said the company had lost about $10,000 a day since its forced shutdown in mid-December, with total losses expected to reach $2million. ..Conroy's -...

Punjab Government To Clamp Down On Sex Determination Tests

The authorities in India’s Punjab state are using decoy customers to trap doctors who conduct sex determination tests for unborn babies which // has been outlawed. The State’s sex ratio is less than 800 females for every 1,000 males. ....Officials said the decoy customers would be paid up to Rs.5,000 to help nab diagnostic centers indulging in illegal sex determination tests. Punjab's Health...

UK public misled over downgrading cannabis: Govt

THE PUBLIC was misled about the dangers of taking cannabis when the Government unwittingly // decided to downgrade the drug less than a year ago, the British Home Secretary admits today. ..In a highly critical assessment of the decision taken by his predecessor, David Blunkett, Charles Clarke said he is “very worried” about recent evidence suggesting a strong link between cannabis and mental i...

Alzheimer's Can Be Slowed Down By Gold Nanoparticles

A combination of radiation and gold nanoparticles can help in slowing down the progress of Alzheimer's disease, according to a research conducted by scientists from Spain and Chile. The healthy brain // cells will not be affected by this. According to their study, to be published in the American Chemical Society's Nano Letters, the technique, a type of molecular surgery, has the potential to d...

Gujarat Seeks To Scale Down Infant Mortality Rate

The Gujarat Government seeks to bring down infant and mortality rates through the launch of its new health program. As many as 5,000 // mothers and 72,000 babies die every year during delivery in the State. ....Through this new program named Chiranjeevi, the government aims to bring the maternal mortality rates down from the present 3.89 to one. Similarly, the Health Department expects the inf...

Down’s Syndrome Is The Leading Birth Defect In the U

The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that facial abnormalities and Down's syndrome are the leading birth defects in the country.// .."It helps to understand the scope of these conditions so we can understand the import they have on families around the country," said Joann Petrini, director of the perinatal data center at t...

Government To Clamp Down On Crystal Meth

Allergy and cold medicines will no longer be available to Canadians from supermarkets and corner stores as a result of new rules which are aimed at preventing addicts from making crystal meth. //The supermarkets and drug stores which have pharmacies will however not be affected by the ban which will come into force from 10 April 2006. Only pharmacists will be able to sell about 15 medicines which...

Booby Trap: Instant Remedies for that Well endowed look

Women are rushing off at lunch breaks, coughing up £4,500 for Jiffy breast implant operations. A clinic in Cheshire is gaining popularity for such breast implant operations//, and is getting into the News scheme of things! ..Cheshire student Jessica Kirkham was one of the first to be on their operation table that gave her the desired chest-lift, funded partly by her mom and a student loan. She...

Valentine's Day Theme Overshadows Cricket in Pakistan

For once, cricket took a backseat as youngsters in Pakistan celebrated Valentine's Day with chocolates, flowers and gifts and the media too joined in by hosting special programmes for the day.// ....Even as the Indian and Pakistani cricket teams arrived here for the fourth one-day international to be played on thursday, the focus was on the Valentine's Day celebrations. India lead the five-match...

Dirtiest City: New York Wins Hands Down

Washington :If you need to comprehend the meaning of ‘dirty’, then, visit New York. It would indeed be a costly visit, as New York is getting well known// for its cancer causing air, according to data from the Environmental Protection Agency. ....New York had some stiff competition from California, Oregon, Washington, D.C., and New Jersey, in the order of competition, for having the worst air,...

A breather for worried parents: rules laid down for junk food child ads

Ofcom has made some rules to govern child ads for junk foods. This media regulator has ruled out a total TV advertising ban, but is launching// a 10-week consultation on guidelines restricting the adverts. ..This follows government’s White Paper on public health which said children should not be encouraged to eat too many foods high in fat, salt and sugar. ..Ofcom research indicates TV adverts...

HIV incidence in India on the downward trend

According to the joint study conducted by India and Canada which was carried out by the University of Toronto and an Indian research institute reported// a decrease in the HIV prevalence. The data revealed that women aged 15 to 24 years suffering from HIV in the states of Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh had fallen from 1.7% to 1.1 % in a four-year period. This tread is main...

New Method Developed To Cut Down Chemotherapy Deaths

Chemotherapy deaths can now be prevented in cancer patients, as a new method of delivering chemotherapy has been found to be effective//, without causing any side effects such as hair loss and vomiting to the patients. ..The method, produced at the University of Bath, England, involves using tiny fibres and beads soaked in the chemotherapy drug, which are then implanted into the cancerous area i...
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