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Groundwater Levels Depleting Alarmingly in India

...d, in coastal areas of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu deep drilling of tubewells has led to saline water ingress from the sea destroying prime agricultural land and sometime endangering the only available source of drinking water. In large parts of Delhi, saline water has crept close to the surface. Federal Wate...

School-Employed Voyeur Jailed Over Making Pornography

...oin areas of girls and female members of staff, by drilling holes in the walls of the school bathrooms. He also drilled a large hole in the kindergarten floor to take pictures "upwards from the legs of female teachers". Mayne superimposed the snaps on to photographs of adults engaging in sexual activity ...

Heartbeats on IPods - Being ‘cool’ can Help Doctors to

...skill and therefore best learned through intensive drilling and repetition and not by traditional methods, usually a classroom lecture or demonstration in medical school and then on the job. Since the release of Barrett's first study with medical students, the demand for recordings of heart sounds has been ...

Forsyth Scientists Wiping Out Tooth Decay Through School-based Cavities Prevention Program

...A simplified and modified filling that requires no drilling Analysis of collected data showed that a reduction in new decay in primary teeth of 51% was achieved after a single preventative treatment. A second treatment reduced new decay to almost zero. There were also significant reductions in decay for per...

Dental Researchers Test No-Needle Anesthesia, No-Drilling Cavity Care

...ving a decayed tooth repaired, painlessly, without drilling or shots of anesthesia to numb the area.// Wishful thinking? Not if two studies being conducted at the University at Buffalo's School of Dental Medicine show positive results. In one study, funded by a $100,000 grant by Apollonia, LLC, researche...

History of Brain Surgery Now in a 'Grey' Area Following Archeologists Finding

...historic ages. A crude form of surgery involving drilling a hole in the skull is mentioned in the annals of medical history called 'trepanation', which medical experts observe could have been practiced based on primitive notions regarding immaterial to material reasons....

Dentistry Practiced 9,000 Years Ago In Western Pakistan

...id W. Frayer, 'This is certainly the first case of drilling a person's teeth. But even more significant, this practice lasted some 1,500 years and was a tradition at this site. It wasn't just a sporadic event.' All nine of the Mehrgarh patients were adults, ranging in age from about 20 to over 40 - four men...

How Did Early Man Treat Tooth Decay?

... lack of sufficient evidence. It is estimated that drilling with the flint heads must have continued for a goo...to produce beads must have found additional use in drilling teeth. ...

New Device Developed For Treating Cervical Spondylitis

...tre incision and is also much less invasive as the drilling of a tunnel along the disk is done with greater pr...e of a microscope," he points out. "Earlier, the drilling was followed by the hammering of nails into the vertebra and that too with the naked eye, thereby le...

Arsenic in drinking water

...ladesh Background In recent years, extensive well drilling programme has contributed to a significant decrease in the incidence of diarrhoeal diseases. It has been suggested that there are between 8-12 million shallow tube-wells in Bangladesh. Up to 90% of the Bangladesh population of 130 million prefer to d...

New robotic drill to do dental implants

...ata thus collected with a CT scan to configure the drilling guidelines. The guidelines are then adjusted with the frame and at the press of a button, the robotic drill will do the fixing of the dental implant. The organization had finished testing the new drill on animals and has the approval of FDA of USA t...

Laser dental treatment

...f the teeth. Researchers said vibrations caused by drilling for ordinary fillings could damage the nerve and cause root canal work later in life. If needed, antibiotic paste can be inserted into the tooth through a hole made by a more powerful laser and then the tooth can be sealed....

Nasal Spray Could Take Drugs Directly to Brain

.... “The only way to get it to the brain would be by drilling a hole in the skull and putting the drug in that way. Not a very practical approach.”The nasal spray allows the drug to travel to the brain along “neural pathways directly to the brain,” he said. For example, the olfactory system--the sense of smell-...

Noise tampers hearing

...osure to loud noises like music, power generators, drilling machines and firecrackers, according to a new national survey. The survery says that 5 million children have noise-induced hearing loss in one or both ears. If the loss is only in one ear, the child's overall hearing is usually not affected, says La...

Nasal Spray Could Take Drugs Direct to Brain.

.... “The only way to get it to the brain would be by drilling a hole in the skull and putting the drug in that way. Not a very practical approach.” The nasal spray allows the drug to travel to the brain along “neural pathways directly to the brain,” he said. For example, the olfactory system--the sense of smel...

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