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Blocked viens block eye sight

...t just 50 micrometres across. Inside the needle, a fine wire electrode surronded by a metal sheath is filled in with electrically conductive solution containing a drug. Palanker found that when 1,000 volts were applied between the electrode and metal sheath, an ultra hot plasma formed at the tip of the e...

Pollution could be a risk

...d PM2.5s in the two hours before the attack. These fine particles are mainly produced by car engines, power plants, refineries and other industries.// Professor Douglas Dockery, from the Harvard School of Public Health, believes the PM2.5s are dangerous because they can get into the tissues of the lungs...

Surgery a safety in senility

...rred them for an angioplasty - a treatment where a fine tube with a small inflatable balloon attached is inserted and the balloon inflated to widen the artery.Results indicated that those who were put on medication were twice as likely to have a major adverse cardiac event - death, non-fatal heart attack ...

Activated charcoal for poisoning treatment

...prevent a trip to the hospital. The substance is a fine powder form of processed charcoal that binds to many types of poisons and can keep them from being absorbed into the bloodstream. Stocked by some pharmacies, it can be mixed at home with water, juice or soft drinks, and also comes pre-mixed with wate...

Creams may not reverse aging

...sive vitamins in skin creams that promise to erase fine lines and prevent wrinkles will get you little more than an empty wallet.//Antioxidants are known to prevent agents called free radicals from damaging cells in the body and the skin.Free radicals are a result of normal body processes, but they can al...

Air pollution may raise risk of lung cancer

...d to demonstrate a direct correlation between this fine particulate air pollution and the risk of death from heart and lung disease," says George D. Thurston. The efforts to clean up city air stir up a political debate that revolves, around huge power plants that continue to burn coal, and sometimes die...

Acupuncture to bring relief to patients with dry mouth

...than 2,000 years ago, acupuncture involves placing fine needles in specific points on the body's surface. Traditional theory holds that these points connect with energy pathways that run through the body, and acupuncture helps keep this natural energy flow running smoothly. Modern science as well has sug...

No explanation on schizophrenia gene

...problems with attention and reading, problems with fine motor co-ordination, obstetric complications, and older fathers, he said. The risk factor approach is already common in research on cancer, heart disease and diabetes, but schizophrenia researchers do not yet have the large database of evidence gathe...

Liver key to extending life

...of wisdom and resilience," he said. "It would be fine if it wasn't for dementia, arthritis, heart disease, cancer, and pneumonia. This is why we are actively investigating new ways to prevent age-related disease." Professor Le Couteur said that many age-related illnesses were caused by toxins and fats a...

Surgery a safety in senility

...rred them for an angioplasty - a treatment where a fine tube with a small inflatable balloon attached is inserted and the balloon inflated to widen the artery.Results indicated that those who were put on medication were twice as likely to have a major adverse cardiac event - death, non-fatal heart attack ...

Air pollution hits heart patients during exercise

...onitored on an electrocardiogram. Exposure to both fine (diameter less than 2.5 micrometers) and ultra-fine (diameter less than 1 micrometer) particles reduced the oxygen supply to the heart muscle during exercise by a factor of about three. Such pollution is linked with the exhaust coming out of factory ...

Better skin with lasers

...laser treatment shows that it can be used to treat fine lines, acne scars and overall skin tone. Three to six treatments at two to four week intervals produce a significant improvement in the overall appearance of the skin, she says. The technique can be used on almost any type of skin and may also be a...

Surgery a safety in senility

...rred them for an angioplasty - a treatment where a fine tube with a small inflatable balloon attached is inserted and the balloon inflated to widen the artery.Results indicated that those who were put on medication were twice as likely to have a major adverse cardiac event - death, non-fatal heart attack ...

Sun burns treated with creams

...udy of tazarotene cream, has successfully reduced fine wrinkling and mottled skin in more than 55 percent// of those tested, and it continued to show additional benefit as the length of use increased. Ultraviolet radiation from the sun is known to have numerous ill effects on the skin, leading not only ...

Bioengineering production strains - Microbia develops new methods

...ial cells for biomanufacturing pharmaceuticals and fine chemicals. This new technology enables the illumination of the best route to optimize a cell's metabolic potential to increase productivity and yield of drugs and chemicals manufactured at industrial scale. Microbia's Senior Director for Biomanufact...

Mentally Demanding Jobs Found To Reduce The Risk Of Alzheimer’

...ures to determine the mental, physical, social and fine motor skills for the different jobs. The study found, on average, people with Alzheimer’s disease held jobs with lower mental demands than those without the disease. When researchers broke it down by decade, they found the two groups had the same le...

Dangers Of Cigarette Smoke

Environmental tobacco smoke produces fine particulate matter, the most dangerous element of air pollution. According to the new study, levels indoors // can far exceed those outdoors because new engine models and lead-free fuels have cut the levels of particulate matter emissions from car ex...

Survival rate not improved by invasive procedures

.... A catheterization procedure involves inserting a fine tube into the heart via a blood vessel in order to determine the condition of the heart. Patients admitted to hospitals with specialized facilities were more likely to undergo invasive procedures as expected. However at the end of six months, it wa...

ADHD improvement with sensory intervention

...with the exercise ball. The techniques, which were fine tuned to the need of each child, have made the children be at ease and attend to classroom and family activities. The sensory interventions can cause the brain to be more adaptable to sensory inputs, says the researchers. The researchers from Temple...

New dosage of medicine gets more results in neuroblastoma

...US, feel that the cancer drug topotecancan must be fine tuned to suit each child patient of neuroblastoma as not all doses are effective on everybody. Only less than half the children treated for neuroblastoma with the drug topotecancan are able to survive in the long run. That is why it is important to m...

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