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New Drug, Pleconaril speeds recovery from common cold

...-the-counter remedies, which ease cold symptoms by drying up plugged noses and soothing aches, pleconaril attacks a large group of viruses known as the picornaviruses. Among these is the rhinovirus, the bug that causes about half of all colds.// Since the medicine doesn't make the sniffles disappear immed...

How to avoid a bad hair day

...curs from a range of causes - from dyeing and blow drying to environmental pollution and sun exposure. Ideally, you'd pay as much attention to your hair as you do to your skin - even though it's dead tissue and cannot, for instance, develop cancer like your skin can. The best way to treat damaged cuticle ...

Cure for common cold

...Other cold remedies merely suppress symptoms, like drying runny noses or coughs. In clinical trials, Picovir shortened the length of the cold to roughly six days from seven. Patients took the pills three times a day for five days. First treatment, however, has to start within 24 hours of onset of symptoms, ...

The hazards of using disinfectant hand gel

...cks soap and water is time consuming, the rubs are drying to the skin. That's why disinfectant gels might be initiated. But although they might be easier on the hands, the anti-microbial action of the gels isn't necessarily so good. Researchers at the University of Geneva, and colleagues in Germany, compa...

Machines take over the battle against hospital bugs

...is found naturally in the environment and survives drying and thrives in dust and on inanimate surfaces for long periods. This bacterium which is not harmful to healthy humans can pose serious threat to patients in the ICU who are critically ill and whose body defences are weakened. Acinetobacter can cause ...

Risk of Breast Cancer Overestimated with Hormone Replacement Therapy(HRT) Treatment

... undesirable symptoms of menopause such as vaginal drying and preventing osteoporosis after menopause. Side effects of estrogen replacement therapy are: Vaginal bleeding. Breast tenderness. Nausea. Vomiting. Abdominal bloating. Uterine cramps. To reduce these risks of estrogen replacement the...

Facts about Common Cold and Flu

...l help keep the lining of the nose and throat from drying out, so that mucus remains moist and easy to clear from the nose. Smoke will irritate the throat and will result in worsening of the cough. On the other hand flu medications are mainly to minimize the discomfort but these medications do not treat t...

Petting Zoos Can Lead To Bacterial Infection And Illness

...oat, having manure on shoes or stepping in manure, drying hands on clothes after washing them at the zoo were found to result in increased risk of infection and illness. On the other hand, washing of hands and feet wit soap and lather following a visit to the zoo has a protective effect. Similar results w...

Three-Dimensional Image Of AIDS Virus – BY FSU Researcher

...used by the more typical imaging methods involving drying and staining of specimens. As a result, the researchers were able to hone in on the envelope –- the lipid membrane covering the virus itself. They imaged the spikes protruding from the envelope, which contain the only viral protein molecules on th...

Experiments In Outer Space To Determine single Cell Survival

...es that make up cell membranes.) Ordinarily, the drying of lipid-silica solutions produces an ordered porous nanostructure by a process known as molecular self-assembly. This can be visualized as a kind of tract housing. In the current experiments, however, the construction process is altered by the liv...

Corneal infections Linked to External Contamination

...heir hygiene practices, especially the washing and drying of hands before handling lenses and adding new lens solution into the storage case after each use. Contact lens wearers have also been told to pay close attention to product directions for contact lenses and lens solutions....

Messy Diapers May be Sign of Severe Intestinal Infection

...our hands, rinsing with warm water, and thoroughly drying your hands.” Treatment With no antibiotics or anti-viral drugs to treat diarrhea caused by rotavirus, keeping children hydrated becomes vital to their care. “Children quickly lose fluids and electrolytes during bouts of diarrhea and vomiting, and...

Enbrelr Enters Safer Zone After Recent Research

...lerable itching and redness of skin apart from the drying and scaling away of skin. It is probable that an abnormal response from the immune system of the body cause the skin cells to grow and multiply excessively. In the 48 week Open Label study that was conducted it was clear that ENBREL produced no un...

Lice now dried to death by novel dryer

...d douches claim researchers. The dryer capable of drying up lice and their eggs blows air at a slightly lower temperature than that of a regular hair dryer has been christened Louse Buster by the masterminds behind this invention who are optimistic about launching their product in the market in a span of t...

Blocking Glucocorticoid Prevents Stress-Induced Skin Abnormalities

...iding a permeability barrier that prevents us from drying out. We are approximately 65 percent water and we are able to survive and function in dry environments because the skin forms a permeability barrier that prevents the loss of water. The permeability barrier is located in the outermost layer of the ...

Scientists Partner to Develop and Distribute New Tuberculosis Vaccine

...ine and current treatment strategies. The spray drying process Edwards developed for the BCG vaccine is s...lk. In fact, Edwards's first exposure to the spray drying process occurred when he was working with a spray dryer to produce highly respirable drug aerosols i...

Australian City Fights Global Warming in a Unique Way

...fires, drought, more frequent cyclones and storms, drying rivers, melting glaciers, each piece of bad news strikes home like a new entry on a casualty list in a long war, the newspaper noted and called for concerted action to fight the looming danger. GPL...

Thalassaemic Child's Parents Campaign for Awareness

...r the treatment of their thalassaemic daughter are drying up. But a couple in West Bengal is braving the odds to spread awareness about the disease.// Meet Samir Ghosh and his wife Pampa of Hooghly district. Before tying the knot, they didn't know how thalassaemia could affect their conjugal life. But now...

Dinos may Have Died in Agonizing Death Throes of Asphyxiation

... bones into that position, or that rigor mortis or drying muscles, tendons and ligaments contorted the limbs. The two scientists, Padian and Cynthia Marshall Faux of the Museum of the Rockies, however, believe that dinosaurs died in this posture as a result of damage to the central nervous system. The p...

Global Warming Disaster Closer Than Thought, Says NASA

...s already observed in thawing tundra, sea beds and drying forests. Hansen also points out that dark and therefore heat-absorbing forests are now expanding toward the Arctic, replacing lighter-colored areas such as tundra and snow cover. The NASA research also reasserts the importance of the disappeari...

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