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Sharing injection equipment spreads Hepatitis C

...tion is then drawn into a syringe through a cotton filter to strain out 'impurities. Thorpe's team followed 600 injection drug users from 1995 to 1998. All of the young adults in the study provided blood samples and those who did not already have HCV were retested 6 months and 1 year later. About one quar...

Bridge to liver transplant looks encouraging

...igan are now having success with a device that can filter toxins out of the blood, mimicking the liver's cleansing action. The liver machine consists of a column of the protein albumin. Blood is circulated from the patient's body, through the column, and returned to the body. The albumin molecules attract t...

Caffeine is not the only culprit in coffee!

...paper of a coffee filter, others - like caffeine - filter through to the brewed coffee. The authors suggest that the metabolism of one of these substances may slow down the body's ability to clear homocysteine from the bloodstream. The researchers concluded that though this finding may make caffeine less v...

Flying with caution, with SARS

... air run through a high efficiency particulate air filter which removes extremely small particles, such as viruses and dust. Passengers should remember that virus particles coughed or sneezed onto surfaces, like armrests and tray tables could be vulnerable carriers of SARS. Airlines follow guidelines issued...

New Test for HIV Patients

...2 HIV infected patients. Blood spots were dried on filter paper and CD4 cell counts were measured. Researche...ay, based on this study, the dried blood stored on filter paper may be a field-friendly alternative for CD4 cell count assessment. Study author Alimuddin Zuml...

Dangers Of Cigarette Smoke

...s. The car was fueled with low sulphur fuel. Three filter cigarettes were also lit up sequentially, and left smoldering for another 30 minutes. Results of the experiment show the diesel engine exhaust doubled the particulate matter levels found outdoors at its peak. The environmental tobacco smoke particul...

New ways developed to understand dyslexia

...erception in dyslexic children. They are unable to filter the sound and the sight from the ‘noise’ that seems to affect their ability to perceive correctly. Using a new approach, researchers had tried to find out if the two types of visual sensations of dyslexic children are indeed affected, as claimed by...

Research finds new explanations for dyslexia

... may lead to the dyslexics finding it difficult to filter out visual disturbances that may obscure the pattern of letters in front of them. The research by the scientists from University of Southern California, US, brings out a new dimension in the nature of the workings of a dyslexic brain. Dyslexia is ...

Hypertension can be caused by Inhalation of Salt

...cken the blood vessels of the kidneys. The kidneys filter less fluid, and waste builds up in the blood. The kidneys may fail altogether. Heart Attack: High blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart attack. The arteries bring oxygen-carrying blood to the heart muscle. If the heart cannot get enough ...

Testing Your Health & Charging Your Mobile At One Go - Check Out The Urine Powered Batteries

...rine or blood." The battery is made of a layer of filter paper steeped in copper chloride, sandwiched betwe...of urine is added and soaks through the sandwiched filter paper. The chemicals dissolve and react to produce electricity. The magnesium layer acts as the anod...

More About The Coffee Bean Than Just A Heavenly Taste and Smell

...outh India wake up to the lovely smell of homemade filter coffee. There is more reason to celebrate for these coffee lovers now, with firm evidence from recent research. // Coffee provides more than just a morning jolt and has been found to contain substances called as anti-oxidants, which are beneficial ...

Toxic chemicals found in domestic products poisoning newborn babies

...y communicate directly, although the placenta does filter out some toxic substances without knowing that the substances are in some way harmful, it is difficult to gauge the potential seriousness of this finding." But he added: "It's not something to be alarmed about. These substances have probably been aro...

The Science of Solar Eclipse

... red rays. The fact that the Sun appears dark in a filter or that you feel no discomfort does not guarantee that your eyes are safe. It is generally said that pregnant women should relax in a bed if possible during an eclipse. It is wise, to ensure proper care of a pregnant women during an eclipse as sci...

People seek reassurance in facemasks following threats of bird flu epidemic

...sk in the world to utilize nanotechnology enhanced filter media to effectively isolate and destroy viral and bacterial contaminants. Nanoparticles enhance the intrinsic filtration efficiency of the media by acting as a destructive absorbent to kill virus and bacteria that come in contact with the filtration...

New Straw To Help Children Take Medicine

...edicine a neutral taste. The straw also contains a filter which indicates when the whole dose of the medication has been taken. The tasteless cover of the granulated medication - clarithromycin - is developed to dissolve in the stomach. If the child does not swallow the liquid immediately and the cover dis...

Saliva Can Now Be Used For Hepatitis C Test

...ns whose blood must be passed through a machine to filter out waste products, reported science portal SciDev Net. Such patients have a high incidence of Hepatitis C. The researchers reported 100 percent success at detecting Hepatitis C in the saliva of patients who had symptoms of the disease. This is com...

Brain Filters Sensory Information

...mation it receives. The people who are not able to filter sensory information sufficiently may end up attributing it to other external causes. The Riken Brain Science Institute, Human Frontier Science Program, the Wellcome Trust, and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada provided t...

LG To Market Air Conditioner Capable of Fighting Bird Flu

...oll out an air conditioner that is equipped with a filter made from using an enzyme contained in the "the pu...st the dreaded bird flu virus. "We developed the filter with the aim of protecting people against bird flu," LG spokeswoman Park Se-won said. The filter was...

Cholesterol Drug Has a Favorable Effect on the Chronic Kidney Disease

...such cases the patient’s kidney cannot effectively filter toxins from the blood which is the main cause for kidney failure. Patients who took the 10 mg lowest dose of Lipitor had a 5.6 % improvement in kidney function. Those who took 80 mg experienced an 8.5 % increase in kidney function. Hence further ...

Global Seagrass Decline Affects Shallow-water Ecosystems

... weather-related erosion. Seagrass is an effective filter of nutrients and particulates, and it is the basis of a detrital food chain that feeds fish and shellfish. When seagrass beds disappear, Short says, the impact is major. A disease outbreak in the 1930s wiped out 90 percent of eelgrass in the North ...

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