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Use of Cellular Phones associated with Increased risk of Brain Tumors

...eased risk of brain cancer in the areas of highest exposure in patients using digital telephones (Case Control... “An increased risk was only found for ipsilateral exposure in the anatomic area with the highest microwave dose. In a multivariate analysis including other exp...

Asthma may actually be prevented by Dust and Dirt

... metropolitan areas-researchers believe that early exposure to environmental endotoxin may provide protection ...es and asthma are uncommon, may be early childhood exposure to environmental endotoxin. This may be an important clue in the development of effective and safe a...

New hope on the Horizon for People Wishing to Quit Smoking

...t that can help smokers substantially reduce their exposure to tobacco smoke while they overcome the addiction to nicotine that makes it so hard to quit."...

El Ni?o cycles linked to cholera outbreaks

...an interactions with water resources and therefore exposure to the pathogen, but also sanitary conditions and disease susceptibility. The discovery of a remote link between El Ni?o events and cholera outbreaks comes at a time when some ecologists, are predicting major increases in disease and death as globa...

Cough Syrup Ingredient Linked to Stroke

...chool of Medicine, says, "Case reports have linked exposure to PPA to the occurrence of hemorrhagic stroke." A hemorrhagic stroke results when an artery wall ruptures and prevents blood flow to the heart and brain and causes paralysis....

Kissing can cause Kaposi’s Sarcoma in AID

...e of Columbia University in New York, he felt that exposure to saliva may explain the high rate of infection in parts of Africa, where more than 70 percent of people may carry herpes virus 8. Since there is not enough data yet to support the new findings no new recommendation have been made that people with ...

Want skin cancer? Please have a cigarette

...r incidence will come down not only through lesser exposure to sun light but also by avoiding smoking....

Half of world's children are passive smokers - damning disclosure from WHO

...from being a mere annoyance or a minor discomfort, exposure to second-hand smoke causes cancer and contributes to various lung and heart diseases," said Brundtland, adding that it can cause "asthma and other respiratory illnesses in children" and also has been implicated with sudden infant death syndrome and ...

Noise tampers hearing

...n are likely to suffer hearing loss from continued exposure to loud noises like music, power generators, drilling machines and firecrackers, according to a new national survey. The survery says that 5 million children have noise-induced hearing loss in one or both ears. If the loss is only in one ear, the ch...

Cats to protect children from asthma

...ss" hypothesis. According to this, a lack of early exposure to bacteria or allergens keeps one branch of our i...Supporters of cleanliness hypothesis reasoned that exposure to cats might be protecting from asthma by strengthening the Th1 system. To prove this Thomas Platt...

New Laser Techniques cure degeneration of the eye

...wo-step process, a combination of a drug and brief exposure to a laser. This therapy is not a total cure, but it halts the progression of the disease. This treatment is quite expensive, since it requires trained skills. Doctors feel, the key to successful treatment is early self-diagnosis. This is effective,...

A sunscreen from the sea

...eveloped natural sunscreens to cope with long-term exposure to the high-intensity ultraviolet radiation penetrating shallow reef waters and, in the 1980s, AIMS discovered a natural ultra-violet (UV) blocking compound in reef corals.// "We believe that within a very few years the coral sunscreen could displac...

Prevention is better than cure

...he virus preys on people in the vicinity. Avoid exposure to coughs and sneezes; avoid touching eyes and nose; wash hands after using the toilet and after touching objects that might carry cold viruses; stay in good general health (diet, rest and exercise); and maintain a social support system - seeing frie...

Maternal alcohol consumption linked to behavioral problems in children

...his proves the adverse effects of prenatal alcohol exposure on childhood behaviour. In their study which included 506 women, who were receiving prenatal care were made to answer questions about their alcohol consumption during their pregnancy.These women were contacted again when their children were between ...

Osteoporosis in men

... undiagnosed low levels of testosterone, prolonged exposure to certain medications and unhealthy lifestyle habits such as smoking, excessive drinking and lack of exercise. A final factor, say scientists, is age. The older you are, regardless of gender, the greater your risk of developing osteoporosis. The g...

Right drugs drastically cut stroke risk

...nts can be benefited, people can greatly cut their exposure to strokes and heart attacks by taking these simple medicines as preventive. The drugs identified can begin to work with a single dose within 24 hours and now there is a 50 % chance that such secondary strokes can be prevented....

Hazards of sunlight

...e Medicale (INSERM), said: "It seems that sunlight exposure throughout a lifetime may be important to cataract formation."// The greater the dose of solar radiation, the higher the chance of developing a cataract. Mr Jonathan Dowler, a consultant ophthalmic surgeon at Moorfields Eye Hospital, said previous ...

Link between Constipation and Parkinson's Disease

...rs. But we can't conclude or yet know that whether exposure to something early in life left the men vulnerable to both conditions or perhaps constipation in men is an early sign of a predisposition to Parkinson's, maybe through a neurological connection. This will surely set a direction for future research. ...

Passive smoking affects respiratory system

...e poor lung function.// The authors conclude that exposure to environmental smoke is an important and preventable cause of illness among children....

Painter's problem

...w sperm counts and low sperm activity was repeated exposure to organic solvents. The most common organic solvent is ethanol or alcohol.// "We know that solvents, whether inhaled or through the skin, can invade that part of the male reproductive system where the sperms are developed," lead researcher Dr. Nic...

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