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The Cancer Rumour mill working over time

... floor cleaners, cell-phones, microwave ovens, and electrical blankets when they read stories attributed to phony medical journals listing these products as potential cancer causers. However, medical experts are concerned that people believe such myths yet ignore research that clearly shows that some substance...

Shock it to Heal!!

...gh voltage electric current to the skin. //Such an electrical stimulation would help in the healing of foot ulcers. People with diabetes may develop foot ulcers as a result of poor circulation and a reduced ability to fight infection. The conventional way to treat such ulcers would be by cleaning and daily dre...

Silicon eye implants

...00 microscopic solar cells that convert light into electrical impulses and works by replacing damaged photoreceptors,the light-sensing cells of the eye.The chip cannot help people with blindness caused by severe glaucoma or diabetes....

Air pollution affects the heart

... the blood vessels, blood pressure and the heart's electrical activity. The fact that air pollution appears to be linked with a decrease in heart rate variability shows that it has an adverse impact on the heart....

Need to use defibrillators

... is taken to restart the heart, using an automated electrical 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 ...

Acupuncture can ease cancer

...g needles, but then passing different strengths of electrical current through them.The latest study to back the technique was carried out at the National Institutes of Health in Maryland, US, and reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Thirtyeight patients were given electroacupuncture th...

Depression disturbs heart rate

...t attack. HRV measures the nervous functioning - electrical wiring, if you like - of the heart. It influences blood vessel size, blood pressure and the heart's ability to contract. A healthy heart is one with a high HRV. The fact that depression lowers HRV points to an important mind-body mechanism. Clearly, ...

New treatment for depression

...octors on an anti-depression 'pacemaker' found the electrical device can significantly improve the mental health of patients.// The pacemaker, which is implanted in a person's chest, sends intermittent signals to the left vagus nerve in the brain. The device was originally used to treat patients with epilepsy...

Exposure to EMF may cause leukemia

...e pollutants such as exhaust fumes, giving them an electrical charge and making them more likely to be deposited in the lungs when inhaled. ICNIRP sets international guidelines for protection against the electromagnetic fields associated with the transmission, generation and use of electricity.The new study is ...

Microchip gives blind a chance of sight

...s frame captures the image and converts it into an electrical signal that is electronically transmitted to the flexible silicon biochip surgically attached near the retina.The chip electronically stimulates the healthy cells of the retina, which sends the signals conveying he image to the brain. ...

FDA approves first pocket-sized EKG machine

...called EKGs or ECGs, are recordings of the heart's electrical signals, used to diagnose heart attacks, irregular heartbeats and other cardiac problems.// The new PocketView ECG works just as well as full-size electrocardiograph machines, the Food and Drug Administration determined - but is the size of a handhel...

Nose plug-switch that stops smelling

...mells and send that information to the brain as an electrical signal.The ‘nose’ is really a channel in the neurons’ membrane that opens when an odour is presented and closes as the neuron becomes desensitised to that smell. By measuring the signals from these odour receptors cells in genitically engineered mic...

Microchip gives blind a chance of sight

...s frame captures the image and converts it into an electrical signal that is electronically transmitted to the flexible silicon biochip surgically attached near the retina.The chip electronically stimulates the healthy cells of the retina, which sends the signals conveying he image to the brain. ...

Nose plug: switch that stops smelling

...mells and send that information to the brain as an electrical signal. The ‘nose’ is really a channel in the neurons’ membrane that opens when an odour is presented and closes as the neuron becomes desensitised to that smell.By measuring the signals from these odour receptors cells in genitically engineered mi...

New pacemaker reduces risk of heart failure

...wing in prevalence. The new pacemakers deliver an electrical impulse that synchronizes the ventricles so their walls pump in unison. Installing the pacemaker, which requires attaching three wires, can be tricky. On their first attempt, doctors often take 2 to 4 hours to cope up with them. But after they get mo...

Epilepsy can be predicted

...out an electroencephalogram (EEG). An ECG records electrical activity from different parts of the brain and con... is a tell-tale transition phase in the pattern of electrical signals emitted by the brain prior to a seizure that lasts for several minutes. In 25 of 26 recordin...

Epilepsy Drugs Can Enhance Risk of Birth Defects

...a chronic neurological disorder in which misfiring electrical impulses in the brain lead to seizures. About 2.3 million Americans have epilepsy, and more than a million are female. //Pregnant women who take anti-epileptic medications face a significant risk that their children will have problems ranging from co...

Attacking therapy with electricity

...es in the cell membranes which is being punched by electrical pulses could give better delivery of drugs. The ef...lves punching tiny holes into cell membranes using electrical pulses. Each pulse lasts only millionths of a second, but when applied it opens up microscopic por...

Treadmill test displays hidden heart disease

...ll while their heart rate, blood pressure, and the electrical activity of the heart are measured. In other words, the heart's functioning when challenged is assessed. They found that those who had abnormal results on the test were about twice as likely to die of heart disease compared to those with normal res...

Artificial silicon retina

...00 microscopic solar cells that convert light into electrical impulses and works by replacing damaged photoreceptors,the light-sensing cells of the eye.The chip cannot help people with blindness caused by severe glaucoma or diabetes....

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