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The brain loves a surprise

...dy, Berns and his colleagues gave the participants drops of water and fruit juice. Part of the time, the sequence of water and juice drops was predictable, while at other points the sequence varied. It was at this time of unpredictabilit...

Kidney cancer on the rise

...d, the chance of treating the disease successfully drops considerably. Research says the rise in incidence of kidney cancer is concerning, but can be countered if people adopt lifestyle changes....

Eyedrops for amblyopia

...sually develops in infancy or early childhood. Eye drops are just as effective as eye patches for treating ...tudy found children and parents preferred atropine drops and were more likely to use them than patches. "This may well become a new standard treatment for s...

Glaucoma may be delayed by eye drops

...is the first to assess the long-term effect of eye drops that lower the eyeball (intraocular) pressure on t... half on a regime of daily eye drop treatment. The drops contain a medication known to lower the pressure. The rest were closely monitored by eye specialists...

A new herbal therapy to quit smoking

...omfort, anger, boredom, and depression. The herbal drops and non-nicotine cigarettes that will be provided ...e imported non-nicotine cigarettes, and the herbal drops used as a method support during the period of therapy....

Some pets found to be SARS carriers

...us cultured from a person who died of SARS, adding drops that contained the virus into their trachea, eyes and nose. The cats and ferrets began to show their infection two days later in excretions from the throat, and researchers found they produced antibodies within 28 days. When the animals were later ...

Vision Loss Due To Diabetic Retinopathy a Major Cause Of Concern

... activity.When the visual acuity in the better eye drops below 20/40, many patients begin to experience ill effects. A recent study compared lifestyle restrictions for 45 patients with diabetic retinopathy with an average age of about 67. Nearly 70 percent had worse than 20/60 vision in the better eye an...

The Effectiveness Of Chickenpox Vaccine Questioned

...accine in its first year to be 97 percent. It then drops to 84 percent after two to eight years. However, the overall effectiveness of the vaccine was 87 percent.Research points to age as a potential factor in the difference. The effectiveness of the vaccine was lower in children 15 months old or younger...

Understanding The Mystery Behind Sleepless Nights

... their core body temperature starts to drop and it drops naturally as the individual dozes off. Passive body heat is found to leads to better and deeper sleep. Finally researchers suggest making the bedroom a haven for sleep by keeping it dark and removing televisions and computers....

PET Scanner detects more Vaginal cancer than CT scans

...ent of patients will survive. The rate of survival drops to 70 percent if the cancer has spread to lymph nodes in the pelvis and even further to 30 to 40 percent if it has gone beyond the pelvic nodes. "It is very important to know at the time of diagnosis, for both cervical and vaginal cancer, not only wh...

Drugs Banned worldwide still available in India

... also available in more than 30 other drugs and as drops for children aged under1 year. All are unapproved by the drugs controller and therefore illegal. The drugs controller general of India, Ashwini Kumar, has said that the government was appointing a committee to look into the issue of adverse reaction...

Plant sterols found to be effective in Type 2 diabetic patients

...heir morning toast. Follow up blood tests showed drops in "bad" LDL cholesterol with the sterol mix. The diabetes patients had a greater reduction, but significant improvements were also seen in non-diabetic participants. LDL cholesterol fell by more than a quarter (27%) for diabetic people who receive...

Intense Fight Against Polio In India Gets Results

...ease, ignorance in the minority community that the drops might cause impotence later on in life and distrus...n round. A lot of people here believed that polio drops would eventually lead people to impotency, so parents not only kept polio vaccinators at a safe dist...

Elderly People Needs To Tackle The Heat Effectively

...t, and lack of salt in the body can lead to sudden drops in blood pressure. 4. Listen to your bodyMuscle cramps, fatigue, weakness, impaired concentration, confusion, lightheadedness, nausea, labored breathing, chest discomfort, and a rapid or erratic pulse can all be signs of trouble. If you feel il...

Insight for Hot Flashes In Postmenopausal Women

...r threshold of this zone, sweating occurs; when it drops below the lower threshold, shivering results. Women who have hot flashes have a thermoneutral zone that’s so narrow, even the tiniest changes in core body temperature can trigger sweating (or chills). These symptoms are generally absent in women wi...

Soy, Omega 3s convalesce artery health

...rence between the sexes was greater blood pressure drops among the men after the high-soy isoflavone diet. Jenkins said it might be the whole soy protein and not just the isoflavones that are having this cholesterol-fighting benefit. According to Jenkins the effects of Isoflavones are relatively mild. We b...

Lasik surgery effective in correcting vision

...ome. Your eyes will be numbed with anesthetic eye drops so that you will not feel any pain during the proc...bing while you are sleeping. You will be given eye drops to take with you, which will aid your eyes in normal heating and prevent infection. Many patients r...

A Drop a day Can Keep Glaucoma At Bay

... the eye. A new study shows pressure-lowering eye drops may delay or possibly prevent // the onset of gla...8.4 percent of black participants who received eye drops developed glaucoma. In comparison, 16.1 percent of the black participants who did not receive the da...

Dengue fever in Delhi after the Monsoon

...blood decreases due to leakage, the blood pressure drops and the platelet count reduces. Bleeding occurs in patients with severe shock syndrome. "The fever lasts about seven days and the patient has severe body ache. It's in fact known as a bone-breaking fever. But dengue hemorrhagic fever is a far more se...

Enzyme Linked To Spread Of Skin Cancer

...difficult to treat and the five-year survival rate drops considerably," Hess said. The details of the study are available in the November issue of the journal Cancer Research....

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