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Cinnamon May Help Diabetics

People with type 2 diabetes may improve their ability to regulate ..their blood sugar by adding a little spice to their life.In preliminary findings, cinnamon helped fat cells recognize and respond to insulin, the hormone that removes excess glucose from the blood and deposits it into cells. In a test tube and in animal studies, the spice appeared to increase glucose metabolism by about 20 times....

Skinny people need to exercise too

Every one knows that exercising reduces the risk of heart disease. But almost everyone feels that exercising is only for obese and fat people. But recent study shows that skinny people are also prone to developing heart diseases because fitness and fatness are both important factors in the genesis of various heart ailments. ..Dr. Peter T. Katzmarzyk of York University in North York, Canada, who h...

Cinnamon combats Diabetes

Scientists report that an extract of cinnamon could offer some protection against adult-onset diabetes...An expert behind the trials has even issued the recommendation that people could benefit now by adding the spice to their food.// ....Adult-onset, or type II diabetes is far more prevalent than insulin-dependent diabetes, which normally begins earlier in life and requires a regimen of blood t...

Hope for tinnitus sufferers

People with tinnitus could be suffering from a similar brain distortion to that of amputees who experience phantom limb pain. For 5% of the population, the condition characterised by ringing in the ears, is chronic and debilitating.// Researchers have launched a full-scale trial of a promising study suggesting that differentiating between computer-generated tones could help relieve the problem. ....

Genetic innovation

Over 4cm of men's height is due to the combination of just two genes, according to a new study undertaken at the University of Melbourne.The research, published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism this week,// identifies one gene on chromosome 15 and one on the Y chromosome as contributors to height in men. These genes may also help explain why men are taller than women. ...."...

Innovative device aids in advanced heart failure

A mesh jacket positioned around the heart improves function in patients with advanced heart failure. Researchers at the University of New York felt that in heart failure, the heart enlarges and is unable to effectively pump blood around the body.// Commonly, the heart valves are damaged too. Heart failure is a progressive condition, with no cure other than a transplant - although it can be manage...

Mixing Ginseng and Blood Thinners Might Be Dangerous

New research shows mixing warfarin with ginseng, one of the best-selling herbal supplements, could have significant consequences. Researches say // anyone who takes both ginseng and warfarin, also known as Coumadin, should tell his or her doctor. They also urge doctors prescribing the anti-clotting drug to ask their patients if they regularly take ginseng. ..Specialists say warfarin has a narrow...

Blood Thinning Medication Could Prevent Strokes

Anticoagulation therapy is used to treat deep vein thrombosis, which is a blood clot in veins of the legs, pelvis or arms. Researchers say several new studies show the medication ximelagatran (Exanta), could simplify anticoagulation therapy.// ..In the first study, researchers studied DVT( Deep vein thrombosis) patients and compared the effectiveness and safety of ximelagatran compared to standa...

Peppermint or cinnamon smell can make drivers more alert

A new study had said that the scents of peppermint or cinnamon could make the drivers of motor vehicles more //alert and refreshed. ....Driving for long stretches of time makes the drivers of the vehicle angry, fatigued and physically exhausted. The study had monitored drivers who participated in the study under the conditions of three different types of odors of peppermint, cinnamon and non-odor...

Innovative footwear may prevent fall in elderly

A new device may be able to stop the geriatric population from falling and hurting themselves from being //unable to maintain their balance... ..The device is called Yaktrax Walker. This is plastic netting like structure that conforms to the footwear and helps the people wearing them in maintaining a stable walk that will prevent falls. ....Researchers for the device had asked the participants t...

Innovative yeast genome may handle Cancer Clues

According to scientists mapping of have mapped all the genes in a second type of yeast that they hope will provide new insights into basic cell biology and the development of cancer.A team of international scientists led by Nobel medicine laureate Sir Paul Nurse of the charity Cancer Research UK has sequenced the genome of fission yeast, a cousin of the brewer's yeast whose genome// was mapped. ....

New Blood Thinner Pill - First Potential Alternative to Warfarin in 50 years

Warfarin, originally developed as a rat poison, was first used as a blood thinner in the 1950s. It is still the only oral blood thinner available to protect against clots that can block blood vessels. It is widely prescribed after //strokes, heart attacks and orthopedic surgery and is also given to prevent recurring clots in the legs or lungs...But warfarin, which takes time to kick in, interacts...

High Hopes Pinned At Hungarian Bird Flu Vaccine

High hopes are being pinned at a bird flu vaccine being manufactured by the Hungarian government and a private company- Omninvest. Human trials in Hungary have shown the vaccine to work against the H5N1 type of avian influenza,// which has killed more than 60 people in Asia... Even while the vaccine, which produced an immune reaction to the H5N1 strain of the virus when tested on people is at a v...

Aussie Nobel Prize Winners Receive Their Awards

Professor Barry Marshall and Doctor Robin Warren, the Australian Nobel Prize winners for medicine received their awards from the King of Sweden in a glitzy ceremony at Stockholm yesterday. // ..The Nobel Committe was unequivocal in praising the team for their belief in their concept. Professor Marshall and Dr Warren were of the opinion that stomach ulcers are caused by bacteria and not by stres...

Being Active In Winter Despite That Inner Urge

Winter is a time when there is lot of relaxation in weight reduction programs. This however cannot be allowed to happen. One good way to get this going is to listen to one’s inner voice and constantly work towards realizing health and fitness goals. // ....Usually the little inner voice starts piping up as you lie on the couch. "Go ahead, have another piece of candy," or "Take a handful of those...

Thinner Women Are More Healthy

Women may be able to protect themselves from heart diseases by maintaining a small waistline. This has been revealed by a research conducted by the New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Women with waistlines of 35 inches or more are at greater risk of heart disease //than thinner women, according to the study. ....Of more than 6,000 women without known heart disease whose waistlines were measured on...

Blood Thinners Linked To Osteoporotic Fractures

A new study conducted by researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis says that elderly individuals who take the blood thinner// warfarin are at increased risk of suffering osteoporosis-linked bone fractures. .."We did a retrospective study of Medicare records for about 15,000 patients hospitalized with atrial fibrillation, and we identified fractures related to osteo...

Blue Cross Signs Up 110,000 Minnesotans For Part D Medicare Plans

The Blue Cross health plan announced today that more than 110,000 Minnesotans have availed Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage through Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota and the Blue // Cross Blue Shield Northern Plains Alliance. ..The company said that it was processing 10,000 Part D applications each day and that as far as they were concerned there was no problem with the plan. "The...

Tinnitus: a problem which is still ambiguous

Tinnitus is a problem where people are plagued all round their life from hearing noise in their head, ears. Jan Dawson suffered from it since she was three. She describes it as the noise similar to the // soldiers marching up and down a metal spiral staircase. After 25 years later she says that the noises still persist and it never goes away. She being an exhibition designer tells that it drives...

Oscar Winners Live Longer Than Co-Competitors

A new study has found that awards and accomplishments could have a profound impact on the survival rate of an individual. Oscar winners have been on an average found to live for four years longer // than nominees who had lost the race and went home and empty-handed. ....The interesting study conducted on actors and actresses can be found in the latest issue of the Harvard Health Letter. Hold on!...

Fair-Skinned People Need Minimal Sun Exposure To Produce Vitamin D

People with fair skin need just two to four minutes of midday summer sun exposure to generate enough vitamin D in their body to keep the bones healthy, according to researchers from the Australian National University.// In a first national survey conducted in the country, they also found that just about 22 minutes of exposure to the sun even in the middle of winter generated adequate quantities o...

Inner Ear Implants: Cure for Stammerers

Heidi King who is 24-years-old is one among the first British patients to volunteer for the treatment in New York//. In this treatment a special device is placed to help her overcome stammering. ..The British Stammering Association (BSA) chief executive Norbert Lieckfeldt said the device would be fitted in her inner ear. It mimics the user's voice. It is proved by research that stammerers are he...

Innovative solution to help reduce the waiting times for kidney transplants

An innovative solution was found at the St. Michael's and Toronto General Hospital when the first Canadian kidney transplant paired exchange occurred. The scenario was that of two Toronto couples, both with one spouse dying //of kidney disease and the other unable to donate one of their own healthy kidneys because they weren't a compatible blood type. .. Tom McCabe in his early 60s, gave one of...

Make-Up Tips For Beginners

Wiesbaden: Few make up tips are enough for young girls to stand out in a crowd, however most of them are unaware of how to use the make-up. ..Young women just beginning to wear make-up often reach too deeply into the color palette and also spray on too much perfume. //It is better to hold back when it comes to selecting and applying make-up, especially at a young age, say experts. ...."Girls ha...

Personalized Medicine and Innovative Pharmaceuticals

Personalized medicine is creating quite a revolution of sorts. A clue into what might be the norm, years from now, personalized medicines will aim at reducing// or totally obliterating the side-effects by evolving medicines that are tailor –made to a person’s genetic information. Indeed this will be a whole new story in the development of drugs. ..Amalia M. Issa, a pharmacologist and clinical e...

Over 100 Persons Taken Ill After Feasting At A Marriage Dinner

Over 100 people in Ratlam in Madhya Pradesh fell ill after feasting at a marriage dinner, the second such incident in five days in the district, police said Thursday. // ....While 65 affected people were admitted to Ratlam district hospital, the rest were discharged after first aid, a hospital spokesman said. ....Earlier, 35 people had fallen ill after eating at a marriage feast. ....While man...

Biocon To Shift Focus On Innovation To Accelerate Growth

Biocon Ltd, India's largest biotechnology firm, has made a paradigm shift from being a generic drug manufacturer to innovation to drive its future growth aggressively. // .."We are rapidly transforming from a generics API (active pharmaceutical ingredients) manufacturer into an innovator for developing a robust pipeline of new molecules. .."We believe this strategy will deliver strong and susta...

IIT Delhi To Display Its Technological Innovations In 'Open House'

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi will showcase over 200 innovations ranging from an easy Braille reading device to a leaves collector in its annual //technological festival "Open House I2Tech" Saturday. .."IIT Delhi is just not an engineering college providing degrees to students. It's a centre of research and subsequent technological innovations as well," said Kushal Sen, the coord...

Former IMO President Shows Interest In Winning General Election

Dr James Reilly, former president of the Irish Medical Organization (IMO) has expressed his interest to contest in the next General Election for Fine Gael// . Previously, Nora Owen, the party’s former Justice Minister held the seat. ....The ambitious contestant is seeking the nomination in the Dublin North constituency and is positive about the success in the political party’s selection conventi...

Innocent Expression of Compassion, Children Draw For HIV kids

A function was held at Al Bustan Palace Hotel to place on record the exemplary work of art by students from grades V to XII // , as part of the effort by Oman in the ‘Unite for children Unite against Aids’ campaign initiated world-wide by the Unicef and UNAids. .... ‘Unite for Children Unite Against Aids’ campaign encompasses four major goals spread over five years. The goals are, to bring down...

Winning Formula For Mother and baby - Breast Feeding!

Breast-feeding is accompanied with a host of benefits both for the mother and the baby, and yet there seems to be no improvement in the number of women who choose to breast feed their babies. // ....As part of the Breastfeeding Awareness Week, the Scottish Executive figures, recently made available for public consumption, has revealed that the percentage of mothers breast-feeding their babies in...

Finnish research: Cysteine Chewing Gum as a cure for cancers of the mouth

According to a Finnish research it was found that amino acid, l-cysteine can prevent oral cancers. In the developed countries about 80 % of the cancers occur// in the mouth, pharynx and oesophagus. The main causative agent is smoking and alcohol drinking. This results in a strong exposure of the upper digestive tract to acetaldehyde which causes cancer. The research group of Professor Mikko Salas...

Milk Chocolate, Cinnamon, And Peppermint Scores Good For Brain

In Wheeling Jesuit University some researchers found that milk chocolate containing caffeine has been good for keeping brain alert, controls impulses// and having better reaction times. ....Hence, chocolate lovers were found to have better cognitive abilities than others. ....Adding value to the above study, an under graduate student, with the guidance of his Professer, Dr. Bryan Raudenbush, W...

An After-Dinner Nap Is A Natural Thing, Scientists Proved

The importance of a nap, which follows after eating (traditionally called European siesta) has been confirmed by scientists as a physiologic happening due to changes in glucose levels//. ..Brain cells responsible for mind and body activity in humans and as well as in animals become switched off after eating, and thus we are in need of a small nap - researchers at Manchester University finds. .....

Researchers Beginning to Identify Genetic Culprits of Arthritis

Researchers hope to identify arthritis as early as possible in an effort to reverse its progression.Arthritis affects one in three Americans and is the leading// cause of disability in people over the age of 15, according to the Arthritis Foundation. While doctors have been able to treat the disease and offer tips to avoid it, University of Missouri-Columbia researchers have identified telltale,...

Patent for Seminal RNAi innovation Cleared in Australia

Opposition in Australia to the grant of patent application to the Carnegie Institution of Washington in relation to the discovery of RNAi has been withdrawn.// This was announced by the Carnegie Institution of Washington and the University of Massachusetts Medical School. The opposition was originally filed by Benitec, an Australian biotechnogy company, in November 2004. Announcement of the withd...

Groundbreaking Asthma Intervention Lessons Help Inner-City Children

The Inner-City Asthma Intervention (ICAI), a four-year project at 25 health care institutions around the country funded by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention// (CDC), implemented findings from successful clinical trials to help inner-city children with chronic asthma and their families. ....The purpose of the ICAI project – published this month in Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology...

Skin Cancer More Fatal In Dark-Skinned People

A research conducted by University of Cincinnati on skin cancers has revealed that people with darker skin are also at risk for skin cancer, and when they do get //it they are associated with higher mortality rates than fair-skinned people as the diagnosis is usually done at an advanced stage. ..In a report presented to the American Academy of Dermatology by Dr. Hugh Gloster, Dermatologist at U...

Innovation Needed In The Field Of Diagnostics: Nair

G. Madhavan Nair, the chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has said that there is a need to strengthen the area of diagnostics// and make it easier for detecting sensitive diseases. Mr Nair was speaking on the occasion of the launch of the 64-slice CT scanner at Narayana Hrudayalaya at Bangalore. ...."Almost all problems begin with the heart and it is in this context that ear...

Creation of Cytomegalovirus Vaccine by an Innovative Method

Human cytomegalovirus, or CMV infects about 40,000 children before birth and about 8,000 of these children suffer permanent disabilities due to the virus – almost one an hour.// .. Such disabilities can include vision loss, hearing loss, mental disability, a lack of coordination, and seizures. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CMV is as common a cause of serious disabil...
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