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Ear infection- a new treatment

... this type of ear infection.Dr Henley Harrison who heads the Ear, Nose and Throat Department at Sydney Children's Hospital said it was a novel approach with impressive results. ...

Shapely sperm-a valuable indicator of fertility

...val head and whippy tail. Circular heads, enlarged heads and tails that are scrunched up are some of the common problems. Thet feel that although the 3 percent difference between the number of shapely sperm in fertile and infertile men's semen seems small, it was the most reliable indicator. This is will ...

Diet, Sunlight connected to Breast Cancer Risk

...dence of breast cancer, said Dr. Michael Thun, who heads epidemiology research at the ACS. According to Grant, this association between fat intake and breast cancer may reflect the effect of diets high in animal-based foods and alcohol, and low in plant products and fish.However, Thun pointed out, studies...

Medications linked to xerostomia and caries

... and Cleft Palate Team at the MUSC dental school, heads a program to bring dental care to individuals with special health care needs.“In a follow-up study, we examined data from 65 more patients and found similar results,” Dr. Salinas says. “We need to continue to look at this. The patients we studied ori...

Backpacks cause more than just back injuries

...nd that heavy backpacks cause more injuries to the heads and faces of children than they do to the back. T...-related injuries, 22% of the injuries occurred to heads and faces, 14% to hands, 13% to wrists and elbows, 12% to shoulders, 12% to feet and ankles, and onl...

Babies Brains Are more Fragile

...ntal falls and injuries suffered by children whose heads are intentionally struck against a hard surface. But Margulies says more research is needed before such distinctions are clear....

Few Simple Steps to Lower The Incidence Of SIDS

...ly to succumb to SIDS if bedding had covered their heads or if they slept with a mother who smoked or drank alcohol, especially in the first two weeks of life. However, among mothers who did not smoke during pregnancy, the risk associated with bed-sharing was significant only in infants younger than 8 week...

Simple Exercises Might Help Vertigo

...sea or a feeling of spinning when they moved their heads a certain way. Their vertigo symptoms lasted an average of eight weeks. Patients were instructed to perform exercises at home three times a day. Half of the participants performed an exercise called the modified Epley’s procedure, while the other ha...

A Mirror Miracle!

...es of the reflected light are taken. The team heads Roger and Leigh say," getting the optical properties of mirror rights is crucial, light only passes easily through the skin over a tight range of infrared wavelengths but slicon surfaces dont reflect well at these wavelengths. And if the mirror was h...

Head Size Risks for Alzheimer's

...edisposing them to Alzheimer's who also have small heads were 14 times as likely to develop the disease tha...researchers measured the circumference of people's heads around the eyebrows and across the widest part of the skull. According to a study, participants wi...

Red haired withstand to pain more than blond headed

...ed by the researchers, but it does appear that red heads have a significantly decreased pain threshold and require fewer anesthetics to block out certain pains. The main aim of the study is to find the biochemical pathways that can be used to develop better ways of combating pain. “People would be interest...

Lady Doctor from Nepal to Help Katrina victims

...caught in avalanches and slipped in crevasses. She heads the Everest Base Camp Medical Clinic in Nepal, has now offered to cope with a new emergency// - the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in the US. Freer left for Louisiana on Thursday, one of the worst-affected American coastal towns with about one milli...

When A Prince Chose To Help Indian Couple

...re born 10 years ago at a hospital here with their heads stuck together. The 38-year-old Khatoon was a worried mother till she heard one day that doctors could indeed manage to separate them. But the couple could only pray. Khatoon's husband Mohammad Shakeel Ahmad runs a small shop near the Patna railway...

Self-Applied Acupressure May Reduce Sleepiness And Increase Alertness During Class Hours

... stimulation points on their legs, feet, hands and heads were more alert and less fatigued. The study showed that a stimulation acupressure regimen leads to a statistically significant reduction in sleepiness compared to an acupressure treatment that focuses on relaxation. The 39 students who participate...

Active Lifestyle Helps To Slowdown Illness In Alzheimer's Patients

...satisfaction for neurologists like K.S. Anand, who heads the neurology department at Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital here, is that there is greater awareness about Alzheimer's among medical practitioners and the public. "An active lifestyle, healthy diet with plenty of greens and higher education are among thi...

Herceptin Not A ‘Wonder’ Drug, Says The Lanct

...n to women with early breast cancer demands cooler heads than have so far prevailed, in politics, in public, and even in medical journals," The Lancet editorial concluded....

Doctors attacked for complacency against pandemic threat

...d together 30 public health leaders, including the heads of the royal colleges, to emphasize that the disease could kill between 50,000 and 750,000 people and should not be treated as a joke. He is planning to issue a “protect and survive” leaflet to every household in England and Wales and has instruct...

Scientists Seek New Ways To Grow Hair On Bald Pates

...example, how can men lose hair on the top of their heads while their beards and even eyelashes keep going strong? Black men are far less susceptible, but about a third of 30-year-old white men have signs of what doctors call male-pattern baldness. By the time they're 50, about half of them do. The conditi...

Youth Becoming Sexually Active At A Younger Age

...oductive Health and HIV/AIDS, for the teachers and heads of high and senior secondary schools on November 26....

Bird flu In Indonesia: Government To Launch ‘Village Preparedness’ Schee

...m the entire nation as well as the tenacity of all heads of the regions for the scheme to succeed. Meanwhile, the World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed seven human deaths from the H5N1 strain of avian influenza in Indonesia....

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