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Miracle cure for Alzheimer’s around the corner

...be useful in prevention as well. Time to keep the fingers crosse!...

Lengthy Fingers could predict heart attacks

... The research shows that boys with shorter ring fingers tend to be at greatest risk. This is because these boys tend to have lower levels of the male sex hormone testosterone, which is known to protect against heart attack. The genes that are indirectly responsible for the production of testosterone and t...

Thumb Sucking in children Lead to Overbite

...lted to the teeth. Kids who continue to suck their fingers or use a pacifier after the age of 2 may be more l...ound that kids who used a pacifier or sucked their fingers or thumb by the age of 4 to 5 were more likely to develop protruding front teeth and an irregular bi...

Testing for blood sugar levels made easier

...le blood samples to be taken by puncturing// their fingers or forearm. However, researchers from University of Texas have discovered a new non-invasive test, using optical coherence tomography, which will end the pain of pricking for diabetes patients. Optical Coherence Tomography uses advanced photonics an...

Gene connected to Multi-System disorder discovered

...ody structures including the eyes, face, teeth and fingers and can also cause hearing loss, heart trouble// and neurological problems. A Hopkins-led research team, which studied the genetic samples and medical histories from 17 families with the syndrome, has discovered that changes in a gene called connexin...

Mutant sperm beat out healthy brethren in study

... older fathers. Apert syndrome is marked by webbed fingers and early fusion of the skull bones, which must be surgically corrected. Researchers were looking for two mutations that cause virtually all cases of Apert syndrome."For some reason, a sperm with one of these mutations is more likely to be used to m...

Is Man’s Aggression Linked To His Finger

...es of man. But can it be linked to the size of the fingers in a man’s hand?A recent study in the current issue of Biological Psychology says just 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 mascul...

When A Prince Chose To Help Indian Couple

...ts from the US and Singapore. But everyone has his fingers crossed. --IANS...

Olive Oil Found To Preserve Cardiovascular Health by Improving Function

... to respond to sudden changes in blood flow in the fingers was measured by inflating and then deflating a blood pressure cuff. A poor response to the above mentioned test was regarded as an early warning sign of cardiovascular disease as the same effect can be precipitated immediately after eating a very h...

Finger And Toe abnormalities Related to Maternal Smoking

...r feet) to webbed (syndactyly) or missing toes and fingers (adactyly). The researchers studied data related to more than 6.8 million live births (2001-2002) 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 di...

Height Loss Determines Risk Of Vertebral Fractures And Bone Disease

...arly detection of osteoporosis. One is placing two fingers between the lowest rib and the pelvis. If there is difficulty in doing this, there is a 60% chance of vertebral fractures. Alternatively, the patient can be made to stand naturally (heels paced against the wall). The distance between the head and the...

Life Or Death: Parents Await High Court Judgment

...aralysis. The boy can only move his eyebrows and fingers and feet very slightly. He is dependent on medical instruments for assistance in breathing, chewing and swallowing. The boy is currently being kept alive through a respirator (ventilator). The patient is however mentally alert and able to recognize a...

Cholesterol Plays An Important Role In Finger and Toe Development

...ete set of 20 digits after counting your newborn's fingers and toes, cholesterol might be all that you need t...lesterol plays a very vital role in development of fingers and toes. The attachment of this pivotal chemical to a specific development protein is the key to pr...

Beauty Pageants Need Transparency

While moralists have for long raised fingers at beauty pageants, a former Miss India contestant now calls for bringing more legitimacy to the contest// and making the whole show more organised and transparent. In the time and age of reality TV shows, as new and more interesting, novel paths t...

New Research May Be Useful for Developing Drugs for HIV and Cancer

... day be applied to the selective targeting of zinc fingers involved in the biological processes responsible for the spread of cancer. By applying the concept to development of anticancer drugs, the researchers hope to design more specific clinical agents with reduced side effects compared to the very useful,...

Lawn Mower injuries - children needs precaution

...wn mower injuries often include deep cuts, loss of fingers and toes, limb amputations, broken and dislocated bones, burns, and eye injuries. Most of these injuries can be prevented by following a few simple safety tips.’ The ASRM, ASPS, AAP and AAOS offer the following tips to help prevent lawn mower-rela...

'Elephant Man' Returns Home

... the hospital within a few weeks to remove all his fingers and toes, which have been going black with dry gangrene after his organs failed. London's Northwick Park Hospital had conducted a trial on six people with an experimental arthritis drug. Moments after their injections the six men were left writhing...

Indian Doctor in Britain Jailed for Molesting Patients

...ms told the Sheffield Crown Court that he let "his fingers do the walking". He presented perfume to another patient and kissed her. Commenting on the figure of a patient and examining her intimately, he asked her: "Did you enjoy that?" In all six women accused Deodhar of indecency. His behaviour finally st...

Messy Diapers May be Sign of Severe Intestinal Infection

...oap to work up a good lather, washing between your fingers and the backs of your hands, rinsing with warm water, and thoroughly drying your hands.” Treatment With no antibiotics or anti-viral drugs to treat diarrhea caused by rotavirus, keeping children hydrated becomes vital to their care. “Children qui...

Bionic Women –No longer the Stuff of Science Fictio

...nd is covered with a flesh-colored sheath, and the fingers move awkwardly. The interface between the body and machine makes the new arm unique. Gregory Dumanian, a plastic surgeon, at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago assisted Kuiken to move the five nerves that once controlled her arm. The ends o...

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