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No Proven Programs to Help Teens Quit Smoking

...spect that teenage smokers are anything but mirror images of their adult counterparts. “They may be addicted, but perhaps not as addicted, pharmacologically, (as adults),” said Jonathan Winickoff, M.D., an assistant professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. Genetic factors also play a role, he sa...

Hormone Therapy May Improve the Trip Down Memory Lane

...ng image from a choice of two, with the new set of images presented after varying time periods (one to four seconds). During the time that the two images were shown, participants were asked to choose the one that matched the initial grid by pressing one ...

Joslin Diabetes Center Launches Veraxa Health

...ter at Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston. There the images are evaluated by an expert team of ophthalmologists, optometrists and clinical staff. Utilizing the latest imaging technology, Joslin’s expert team interprets images, identifies specific levels of diabetic retinopathy and provides appropriate clinica...

MRI Detects Early Heart Damages In Patients

...chnology is very good at obtaining high-resolution images of heart muscle and distinguishing normally functioning heart cells from those that are damaged or destroyed." The Duke Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Center supported the study. According to Patel, conventional methods identify cardiac damage...

Picture Book Reading Helps Toddlers Grasp Complex Actions

...d relatively poorly when given the black and white images compared to the first group of toddlers who were given color photographs, proving that children are more influenced by iconic images. 'The results expand our understanding of the development of pictorial competence in the second year of life and poin...

Naked truths and Basic Instincts

...e. This intense focus stimulated by nude or erotic images showed itself in women as well reports the study c...reating a situation were the eye is baffled by two images which then creates an abstract image called 'Gabor patch', as a result of the competition created by...

Eye could reveal serious health disorder

...na is the light-sensitive part of the eye on which images are produced. Along with the optic nerve, it is linked to the brain and is therefore part of the central nervous system. So any changes in the retina can reflect problems elsewhere in the body, the researcher said. Source-IANS...

Cereal Bars Slammed for More Sugar Than Sweet Snacks

...ut although the packs are plastered with wholesome images and claims, the 20 bars we scrutinised were all high in sugar and more than half were also high in saturated fat. "These findings are worrying given the recent Government report which showed obesity in the UK is more prevalent than in many other Eur...

Graphic warnings on cigarette packets might just do the trick!

...er the Government gave the go ahead for the use of images on cigarette packets. The type of graphics planned will be pictures of diseased lungs, decaying teeth, gangrenous toes that will pack the punch to warn smokers against the habit. Associate Health Minister Damien O'Connor is hopeful that the warning...

Allergy Drugs More Harmful Than Helpful for Chronic Ear Inflammation

...it is a classic example of the way in which mental images can trump the best research. "Parents will say, 'My doctor gave me these medications to dry up the fluid,' or, 'If I use this, it's going to open the Eustachian tube.’ Apparently that mental image is so powerful that it completely overwhelms common...

Virtual Colonoscopy in Colorectal Cancer Prevention and Screening

...nd produces precise and detailed 3-D "fly-through" images of the entire colon's interior without having to insert a scope. With virtual colonoscopy screening, there is essentially no risk of bleeding or of perforating the colon. There is no need for intravenous sedation, and the procedure is less costly tha...

NHS De-addiction, Rehabilitation waiting time ticking into months

...tion .Many a time a warped picture and exaggerated images are conjured up by reported information which may be loaded with anomalies that creep in during data collection, pointed out the spokesperson for NHS.." <...

Perception Stabilized – Thanks to Your Brains

Whenever one has to watch shaky images recorded by an unsteadily held camera, one can feel nauseous. Does one ever consider how the brain //restores an almost continuous shaky video stream from our eyes which is for ever darting back and forth taking also into consideration our bodies wh...

Chemotherapy's Effects on the Brain

...isk of cancer recurrence. The team compared PET images evaluating the chemotherapy patients' brain function to PET scans from five breast-cancer patients who underwent surgery only, and 13 control subjects who did not have breast cancer or chemotherapy. As the women performed a series of short-term me...

Forest Fire Affects Singapore's Air Quality

...ea and headaches. Singapore is sending satellite images of the hot-spot locations to Indonesian authorities to assist them in battling the fires. Source-IANS...

All in the Name of ‘Breast Cancer Awareness

... disembodied breasts on a dedicated website. These images accessible to any and all for a sundry sum of $50 fee is supposed to have its proceeds going to a breast cancer charity. The question that comes to mind is anything acceptable so long as it is for charity? Certainly Boobie-Thon is not the only one....

New foetal scans are misleading

...ion has again become a political issue since these images were first published 2 years back. Stuart Campbell... in London, developed this scanning method. The images showed 12-week foetuses to be bouncing and kicking in the womb before the mother is aware of such mo...

Thermal Imaging Shatters Arousal Gender Gap Myth

...lly arousing to specific genders. They watched the images through special video goggles to minimize distractions. As the subjects responded, the Binik team monitored body-temperature changes to within a 100th of a degree from a computer in another room. Both the men and the women began showing arousal wit...

Understanding Reasons for Tone deafness

...a group of tone deaf people were compared with the images of people with normal musical ability to find out what area of the brain was responsible for this condition and what possible anatomical anomaly could correlate with this "music disorder." "The results were consistent across samples in highlighting ...

Teen Smoking Cessation Programs Improve Quit Rates

..., which counter tobacco industry promotions, media images and peer pressure, also significantly increased the quit rate. Programs conducted in classrooms or school clinics seemed to be more effective than programs conducted in other settings, such as medical clinics. According to Sussman, the school-based...

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