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Diabetic testing gets easier

... The worst part according to many diabetics is the finger stick. There are unfortunate patients who use the ...eveloping new ways to minimize the pain from those finger pricks with a growing arsenal of glucose monitors, lasers and lancets. One of the newest monitors o...

Dyslexia due to cerebellum abnormality

...hey performed a pre-learned sequence of right hand finger movements, and as they learned a new sequence of finger movements, also with their right hand. During the tasks, activation of the cerebellum in the dysle...

Lengthy Fingers could predict heart attacks

...related a link between the length of a young boy's finger and their chances of having a heart attack at a later age.// They believe the link could provide doctors with a simple way to to spot potential heart disease victims at a very early age. The research shows that boys with shorter ring fingers ten...

Acupuncture to bring relief to patients with dry mouth

...tion, showed that acupuncture to the ear and index finger recuperated dry mouth in most of the patients. An ancient therapy introduced in China more 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 w...

Toxin injections support stroke associated spasticity

... group of 120 stroke patients affected by hand and finger spasticity had either a one-off botox injection or placebo. Significant improvements were reported in the botox group during the 10 weeks of follow up. They were better able to take care of personal hygiene and dressing and had fewer problems with pa...

Hyperflexible joints connected to chronic fatigue

...he degree to which a patient could bend the pinkie finger back beyond 95 degrees and hyperextend the knee beyond 180 degrees among several other feats. Of the participants with CFS, 75 percent showed joint hypermobility compared with 20 percent of the healthy children. Lead researcher Peter C. Rowe, M.D., ...

Space research leads to needle-free blood tests

... there is in the blood, by placing a sensor on the finger or ear. It's a standard piece of equipment in the intensive care unit. But we could do far more with near infrared. The researchers are currently looking at how to take account of different skin colours and levels of body fat in interpreting the resu...

Awareness increase Prostate cancer detection

...l exam the doctor will insert a gloved, lubricated finger into the rectum to examine the size and characteristics of the prostate.// The prostate should be symmetrical, about the size of a walnut, and absent of any nodules or polyps. There have been questions from men about post-operated sexual experience a...

Is Man’s Aggression Linked To His Finger

...that. Finger length ratio is the ratio of second finger or index finger to the fourth or ring finger. The study says lower finger ratios are thought to be masculine and ass...

Freedom From Nagging Pricks For Diabetic Kids ?

... months. In parallel, they also underwent periodic finger prick monitoring using their home blood glucose mo...ted by the GW2B, 33 were confirmed by the standard finger prick test. However, about 35 percent of the children dropped out of the study after six weeks due t...

Sleep more to improve your memory

...the help of fMRI scans after they were taught some finger movements. In the twelve-hour span after the learning the subjects were allowed to stay awake or sleep, when their brain scans were also taken. The results showed that the changes brought in the brain by sleep helped the participants in consolidating...

Studying brain anatomy without surgery

...ortex during a periodic sequence of stimulation by finger motion and rest. The researchers demonstrated spat... and the MRI signal in the motor cortex related to finger movement. They also demonstrated collocation between haemoglobin oxygen levels and changes in scatte...

Womb may have impact upon Blood Pressure

...linked to birth weight itself. And it's pointing a finger very clearly that in the fetal growth process there's an interaction between the (genes) and the environment,'' he said. Rat studies have previously indicated the womb environment, influenced by the mother's nutrition, is important for later disease....

Doctor demonstrates `psychic surgery'

...ies on persons with pot bellies. He sank his index finger into the stomach of the volunteer from the audienc...person admitted feeling some sensation within. The finger immersed into a half inflated balloon will create a feeling of being cut open, Nayak demonstrated. ...

New ultralight hand with better functionality and flexibility developed

...mb out to one side and grip objects with the index finger in the way like opening a lock with a key. Moreover, one can even have a feel of the power grip – like the one while using a hammer or a microphone. Every year 200 people in the UK lose their hands. Common causes include motorbike accidents and in...

Viagra Drug for improving blood circulation

...eks of Viagra. Six patients who had chronic toe or finger ulcerations, the sores healed significantly during active treatment, disappearing completely in two patients. But ulcerations reappeared or progressed again after Viagra treatment was stopped. SOURCE: Circulatio....

Selenium linked to osteoarthritis

...on-weight bearing joints like the shoulder, elbow, finger and ankle may get affected. Study was conducted by Dr. Joanne Jordan and his colleagues in 4,400 volunteers involving both blacks and whites and the study results were reported in the Annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology. The resea...

Miss Universe Walks The Ramp For AIDS Awareness

...d with 10,000 diamonds that twined around the ring finger and went all the way up the arm, around the shoulder and ended at the heart. Not surprisingly, all the shutterbugs went into overdrive. The fashion show was part of a campaign to create awareness across India. The organisers plan to raise funds for ...

Finger And Toe abnormalities Related to Maternal Smoking

...al smoking is associated with an increased risk of finger and toe abnormalities. // The birth defects could ...02) in the United States. The incidence of toe and finger abnormality in this group was as high as 5,171 even when other factors such as cardiovascular diseas...

Link between Astrocytes and Alzheimer's Discovered

... Brain cells, until, New York researchers placed a finger on the participation// of Astrocytes in regulating blood flow in the brain- a direct link between Astrocytes and Alzheimer’s. According to Neuroscientist, Dr. Maiken Nedergaard, of the University of Rochester Medical Center, this path-breaking rese...

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