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The hazards of using disinfectant hand gel

... are drying to the skin. That's why disinfectant gels might be initiated. But although they might be eas...ier on the hands, the anti-microbial action of the gels isn't necessarily so good. Researchers at the University of Geneva, and colleagues in Germany, compa...

Ways to whiter teeth!

... dentists have been developing peroxide-containing gels which can tackle the stains that penetrate the tooth enamel. The peroxide forms free radicals that can destroy the part of the molecule that gives the stain its color. Tooth veneer, a non-stain covering, made of porcelain, which the dentist bonds to ...

New Treatment for Rosacea

...sponds well to topical antimicrobials -- creams or gels that kill microorganisms like bacteria even though doctors have not been able to identify a microbiologic cause of rosacea. There is no cure for rosacea and if left untreated, it worsens. Researchers say their study shows azelaic acid gel is consist...

Hand sanitizers may reduce respiratory and gastrointestinal infections at home

...e during the day. The study results show that the gels or hand sanitizers act as a protective agent against respiratory illness that gets transmitted amongst members of the family. As the homes where there is at least one day care or school going child, respiratory illness is quite common and gets spread...

Cancer patients can now take once daily medication for infections

...ent treatment for these patients is application of gels that need to be applied four times daily and may cause disruption in patients’ lives and cause them to miss their radiation appointments. Also this treatment takes a long time in healing the candidiasis. In the new treatment procedure, patients only...

Alcohol based sanitizer found to reduce illness in families

...ory illness among families who used hand sanitizer gels at their own initiative. Although hand washing with soap and water is effective in reducing the spread of most infections, it requires access to a sink. The alcohol-based gels, widely available in stores, do not require water and rapidly kill most ...

Less Stomach Infections If Hand Sanitizer Gel Is Used

...ediatrics that use of alcohol based hand sanitizer gels are effective in reducing stomach problems from ga...ory illness among families who used hand sanitizer gels at their own initiative. The alcohol-based gels, widely available in stores, do not require water a...

Many young women affected by HIV

...hich researchers suggest women could apply through gels or creams to prevent sexually transmitted diseases. Still in the research phase, it will be another five or 10 years before microbicide products are available on the market. "They're not going to be as effective as condoms but they are looking very...

Vaginal Gel That Protects Against HIV To Hit The Markets By 2010

...ets by 2010. Currently, microbe-killing vaginal gels are being tested in a number of clinical trials in...rding to foodconsumer.org, if the trials prove the gels are effective and if governments fast-track their approval, they could be on the market as early as ...

Promise for Soya Allergy Sufferers

...nd screening using stronger antibodies and protein gels was done to confirm the absence of P34 in the two domestic lines, Joseph said. After the two lines were isolated, seeds were sent to the Danforth Center for additional molecular analysis to determine why P34 was absent. Six identical genetic mutat...

XVI International AIDS Conference To Be Held In Toronto In August

... the results of the clinical trials of microbicide gels (for use by women to prevent HIV transmission during sex) to the emerging drug-resistance to first-line anti-retroviral drugs that are keeping millions of people infected with HIV alive. It was reported that the conference would try and find ways t...

Two AIDS Vaccine Trials Hold Hope Against Epidemic

...easing promise is the field of topical microbicide gels that could kill the HIV virus in the vagina and protect women from infection. The wealthy Rockefeller and Bill and Melinda Gates foundations poured start up money into the Maryland-based International Partnership for Microbicides (IPM) several year...

Scientists Develop Non-Toxic, Food Safe Paint

...erent concentrations of the gelling agent produced gels with different physical properties as noted in the American Chemical Society’s journal Biomacromolecules. This was demonstrated by a low concentration of calcium chloride of 0.1 moles per liter that was brittle and easily removable but the higher con...

America’s Clean Hands Report Card - Can’t Rise Above ‘C’ Lvel

... clean towel or air dryer. 6. Hand sanitizers or gels or wipes are useful alternatives if soap and water are not available (for example, when traveling in the car or taxi on the way to a business meeting, before eating an in-flight meal or snack, outdoor work settings, etc.) While routine hand washing...

Computer Tool Predicts Effectiveness Of Microbicides

...le for the "delivery vehicle," the various polymer gels or creams that carry the active antimicrobial ingr...researchers on developing high-performance polymer gels that might provide a more substantial physical barrier to HIV. Source-Eurekalert RAS...

Automated Technique Accurately Measures Platelet Counts in "Platelet Gel" Products

...ging from tennis elbow to spinal surgery. Platelet gels may be especially helpful in patients recovering from certain types of plastic and reconstructive surgery, improving healing while reducing the risk of complications. However, studies of PRP have yielded varying results, likely reflecting differing p...

Sports-Formulated Jelly Beans Just as Effective as Sports Drinks

...ere just as effective as popular sports drinks and gels in maintaining blood sugar //levels and improving ...udy has previously assessed the benefits of sports gels or sports-formulated jelly beans. The UC Davis researchers compared the effects of three different f...

Soap And Water - Still Better For Cleaning Hands

...ersity suggested that the so-called anti-bacterial gels might be used as a supplement but not as a substit...vard Health Letter said: “The latest alcohol-based gels sold as hand sanitizers could only be used as an alternative to soap and water.” The convenience of ...

Meningitis Scare Keeps Children At Home In Rhode Island

...icative diseases among students. Hand-sanitizing gels and dispensers will be supplied to all schools in the state. The Governor was optimistic that schools would reopen next week. State health officials expect to have more information when the test results of the child from Coventry are received this ...

Breast Growth in Boys and Herb Based Products-probable Link, Say Scientists

...ty; they all used soaps, shampoos, lotions or hair gels that contained lavender as well as tea tree oil. Further investigations using human breast cells exposed to compounds derived from lavender and tea tree oil were carried out at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Lead author...

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