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Shock it to Heal!!

...would be a new device that delivers a high voltage electric current to the skin. //Such an electrical stimulat...tients, who received high-voltage, pulsed galvanic electric stimulation every night for 8 hours as well as removal dead tissue weekly, topical treatment and res...

Need to use defibrillators

...al defibrillator (AED), a device which delivers an electric shock to the heart muscle. There are moves to put more AED's in public places, like shopping malls, and to train staff to use them. But most cardiac arrests occur in the home. Researchers in the Public Health services in Seattle, Washington, have s...

Microchip gives blind a chance of sight

...toreceptors.// These receptors convert images into electric impulses. Researchers reported that tests show faces can be recognised and words in large type can be read. Human tests started recently.Dr. Mark Humayun, formerly of the Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, is ...

FDA approves first pocket-sized EKG machine

... the electrodes that stick to the chest and record electric currents during each heartbeat, plug into a wire that in turn plugs into the top of the device. A doctor could view the readings right on the PDA screen. Or, if ambulance workers were recording the measurements, the PocketView ECG can transmit the ...

Microchip gives blind a chance of sight

...hotoreceptors. These receptors convert images into electric impulses. Researchers reported that tests show faces can be recognised and words in large type can be read. Human tests started recently. Dr. Mark Humayun, formerly of the Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, ...

Hope for tinnitus sufferers

...identify the position and frequency of non-painful electric shocks applied to their amputated stumps. The corresponding brain areas were stimulated by the treatment, which led to growth of these areas and resulted in a 70% reported drop in patients’ pain. After training for two hours a day over four weeks th...

Needle free future for diabetics

...tively new method which uses the application of an electric field// to draw molecules into and out of the skin's barrier without the need for an injection. It could mean taking blood samples without a syringe, and administering drugs without an injection. Researchers at the University of Texas, tried to sh...

Defebrillators in use

...al defibrillator (AED), a device which delivers an electric shock to the heart muscle. There are moves to put more AED's in public places, like shopping malls, and to train staff to use them. But most cardiac arrests occur in the home. Researchers in the Public Health services in Seattle, Washington, have s...

Skipped heartbeats should not be ignored

...rise in a healthy person - unless they have had an electric shock or use illicit drugs. Heart disease and heart deformities, on the other hand, can lead to sustained arrhythmia, and these can even be fatal. They may lead to shortness of breath, lightheadedness, chest pain or fainting. If you develop any such ...

Hazards of anger in heart patients

...he normal rhythm of the heart by the release of an electric shock.The device can be used as a monitor to keep track of their emotional and physical states before an attack.While regular exercise is essential to maintain good health, physical over-activity can also be responsible for adding strain to an alread...

Painkilling Patch As Effective As Intravenous Delivery Systems

...esembles the size of a credit card and uses a tiny electric current to deliver pain medication through the ski...n reliever through the skin with a very, very tiny electric current at the demand of the patient. For the study 636 patients following major surgery were ass...

Your Wheezing Could be Due To Your Bed

...ent wheezing and synthetic quilts and pillows, and electric blankets. For the study, synthetic pillows were those reported as foam, sponge, tontine, polyester or Dacron. Quilts of Dacron, polyester or other synthetic composition were classified as synthetic. The study also shows that there might be a link be...

Risks Of An Enlarged Heart

...fibrillator, a tool that automatically delivers an electric shock when an abnormal heart rhythm develops. At present with the latest technology identification of disease causing genes and the ability to identify at risk patients and prevent sudden death has greatly improved. Thus researchers say with a bett...

Freedom From Nagging Pricks For Diabetic Kids ?

...r the skin -- drawn out by a transdermal low-level electric current -- and then sounding an alarm when levels are abnormal is safe and effective even in children under age 7. Studies were conducted on the effectiveness of the device and it was found out that it might be an effective replacement for frequent...

Acupuncture May Well Be The Next Cure For High Blood Pressure

...eedles, as well as some variants like moxibustion, electric acupuncture or electro-puncture, laser acupuncture etc. Researchers of the new study reported that the rats that were artificially stimulated to have high blood pressure had about 44% lessening of their blood pressure when electro-puncture was appl...

Scientists have found effective brain regions for deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s

...the chest. The generator produces a high frequency electric current that is conducted by the electrode to the brain. This blocks the tremors. Researchers are of the opinion that stimulation in either of regions specified helps the patients suffering from Parkinson’s when medications do not have much effect. ...

Strong emotions can cause heart problems

...ct abnormalities in the heartbeats and can deliver electric shocks to get the heart back into the right rhythm...a scale of 1 to 5, immediately before they felt an electric shock from the implanted device. Out of the 56 shocks recorded during the study, the arrhythmias th...

Researchers developed world’s smallest toothbrus

...f the three pronged brush is attached with a small electric motor that can clean the contaminants off the walls for a better brushing effect. The researchers hope to use the brush for a number of biomedical aspects as well. Their research was published in the new edition of the journal Nature Materials. R...

Common drugs to treat essential tremor

...remors. In the deep brain stimulation procedure an electric probe is placed inside the thalamus which helps block the impulse that cause the tremors. Reference: Neurology, June 2005...

Acupuncture May Be An Effective Treatment Against Tension-Headaches

...eedles, as well as some variants like moxibustion, electric acupuncture or electro-puncture, laser acupuncture etc. Tension-headaches: People describe tension headaches as dull ache on both sides of the head, sometimes accompanied by a tight feeling in the head and neck muscles. Usually they begin slowly ...

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