Tag: "exposed" at medical news
What happens when Asthmatics consume Aspirin?
...syndrome called aspirin induced asthma (AIA). When exposed
to the offending drug, asthmatics develop a triad of symptoms- rhinitis, sinusitis, and asthma. But apart from being one of the most prescribed drugs in the world, aspirin is also extensively used in the prophylaxis of ischemic heart diseases and str...
Doctors at risk- the ugly side of the noble profession
...t shopping malls, and police officers, doctors are exposed
to the ugly world of workplace crime. At least one physician is killed every year the report says adding that health care workers have to walk a tight rope most of the times.The most common form of threat was verbal threat but even life threats were ...
New antibiotic already developing resistance
...te ability to mutate, and when they are repeatedly exposed
to an antibiotic, they learn to change themselves in order to evade the drug. Bacteria that cause diseases such as pneumonia, tuberculosis and meningitis have learned to outsmart standard treatments. Without new drugs, experts fear some bacterial inf...
Pesticide impairs male reproductive function
...samples from 24 men aged 16 to 28 who had not been exposed
to DDT in their work. In these men the high DDE levels correlated to low levels of testosterone, low semen volume and low sperm count. However some health experts argue that the benefits of using DDT outweigh the potential health risks involved. Ma...
Half of world's children are passive smokers - damning disclosure from WHO
...o Harlem Brundtland said 700 million children were exposed
to the health hazard because most governments still allowed smoking in public places. She added that scientists around the world agreed that there were no safe permissible levels of second hand smoke. "Far from being a mere annoyance or a minor disc...
Dark skin protects
...orts, some parts of the body which are hardly ever exposed
to sunlight, such as genitalia, throats and nasal passages, are packed with melanin cells.In mammals, melanin is contained inside vesicles called melanosomes. Larger, more numerous melanosomes make for darker skin. Mackintosh suggests melanosomes mig...
Air pollution affects the heart
... This group of men with an average age of 38 were exposed
to levels of pollution similar to that in the general environment. During the study they wore an air sampler -to check PM2.5 level - and a heart rate monitor. There was a 2.6 per cent decrease in heart rate variability for every milligram per cubic m...
Hazards of sunlight
...ess world-wide. Researchers found people who were exposed
to high levels of sunlight, or solar radiation, were up to four times more likely to develop cataracts.The researchers, led by Dr Cecile Delcourt, from the Institut National de la Sante et de la Recherche Medicale (INSERM), said: "It seems that sunli...
Starving leads to obesity
...rdiovascular disease.// Women whose mothers were exposed
to the famine early in their pregnancies were especially prone to later obesity. Researchers believe the increased levels of obesity are likely to be due to a change in the way the body deals with accumulated fat, probably triggered by nutritional de...
Passive smoking affects respiratory system
...sk of asthma and wheezing. However, older children exposed
to tobacco smoke were more likely to have poor lung function.// The authors conclude that exposure to environmental smoke is an important and preventable cause of illness among children....
Babies of the deaf communicate
Healthy, hearing babies born to deaf parents and exposed
mainly to sign language use their hands to silentl... sensitive to linguistic patterns, then the babies exposed
to sign language should produce significantly different kinds of hand motions. Indeed, he found tha...
Male infertility in relation to pesticide
... men seeking infertility treatment, those who were exposed
to pesticides were most likely to have a very low ...ignificantly worse in men who were more frequently exposed
to the chemicals. Changes in the level of reproductive hormones in the blood were also seen. "Our ...
Love the sun
...o wear clothing that covers all their skin are not exposed
to the sun. Of the 82 women screened, 66 (80 per cent) recorded vitamin D levels below the ideal level. Women who were both dark-skinned and consistently covered (including head, arms and neck at all times) were at particularly high risk, with 91 ...
Poor diet among smokers
...24 per cent of lung cancer cases. Where people are exposed
to passive smoking - usually because they live with a smoker or work in a smoky environment - a healthy diet might offset some of the negative effects.// Researchers at California State University, showed in their new survey, that many people livin...
Men who are regularly exposed
to moderate to high levels of organic solvents dou...n painting and in printing." The author said men exposed
to high levels of organic solvents should take care to minimize their exposure, not only because of ...
UV Radiation induces Melanoma
...he National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland exposed
mice, whose skin had been genetically engineered to mimic human skin, to high doses of ultraviolet (UV) rays. The results showed that young mice went on to develop melanoma - the most serious form of skin cancer - in adulthood. A single dose of UV ...
Health at heights
...ative effects on health. If the human body is left exposed
at high altitude without acclimatisation, the effects can be devastating. Sometimes the combination of high altitude and lower atmospheric pressure causes fluid to leak from the capillaries. From take off to touch down the crew spend all their tim...
Iron is a two sided sword
A new study shows that cells exposed
to high doses of iron are more responsive to infec...le, say researchers at Ohio State University. They exposed
human intestinal cells, in test tubes, to iron concentrations resembling those in food supplements. ...
Pregnant smokers could harm their child
...the womb. Earlier studies have shown that children exposed
to smoke before birth suffer development problems,...7 children who said they had smoked, most had been exposed
to tobacco in the womb. Research in animals suggests that damage to the brain during pregnancy could...
The phenomenon of sexual attraction
...ltered by the chemical signals she sends out. They exposed
76 men to synthetic vaginal pheromones without the... to think the women were attractive when they were exposed
to the pheromones and the testosterone in their saliva increased. There were also fewer difference...
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