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New Device to Treat Snoring and Sleep Apnea

...the jawbone anchor. Once in place, the anchors are invisible and according to the researchers, patients are unable to feel the device in their mouth. "Results with the first patients treated are very encouraging," said Evert Hamans, a doctor who is leading a trial of the technique at the University of Antwe...

Invisible Gases Form Most Organic Haze in Urban, Rural Areas: Study

...sity of Colorado at Boulder study has claimed that invisible and reactive gases hovering over the Earth's surface , form the bulk of organic haze in both urban and rural areas. Till now, the scientists and health professionals had believed that sources that spew soot and other tiny particles directly into th...

Southeast Missouri State Provides High-tech Protection Against Staph Infections

...n 30 years. Registered with the EPA, it imparts an invisible layer of antimicrobial protection that will not leach any chemicals or heavy metals into the environment and will not rub off onto a player's skin. SportCoatings is the first and only to bring this unique antimicrobial to the athletic industry....

Textile City Tirupur in Tamil Nadu Tops in Pollution Generation

...uspension and continues to carry a large amount of invisible dissolved materials. According to A Thangapandian, TNPCB Divisional Engineer: 'All the units have installed a system, which is called pre-treatment system. All dyeing and bleaching units remove only colour and uncoloured treated water is let out. B...

Inflamed Intestines Cost Australians Heavily

..."People with inflammatory bowel disease often feel invisible and vulnerable - it's a 'silent' disease," Ms Manglaviti said. "One of the main problems is the lack of knowledge in the community about Crohn's and colitis and this leads to feelings of isolation and discrimination in the workplace." Researchers f...

Hib Vaccination can Prevent Pneumonia

...monia and meningitis in children, often called the invisible cause of forgotten child killers in Asia, said Dr. Kent R. Hill, Assistant Administrator, Global Health. Immunization programs, including Hib, are an essential component of USAIDs strategy to prevent life-threatening childhood infections. These dat...

Denim, Not Cotton, Apt Wear for Summer

...d after swimming. 'Some believe sunscreen is an invisible shield that will give them carte blanche to lie out in the sun all day.' Cancer Research UK advise staying in the shade when the sun is hottest - between 11am and 3pm - plus covering up with a T-shirt, hat, and sunglasses and using a factor 15 plu...

Women Urged to Be Wary of Ads Promoting Unwanted Drugs

...s message: "See how beautiful 60 can look? See how invisible osteoporosis can be?" and recommended that women ask their doctors about bone density screening. As a result, many women started taking Merck's drug Fosamax. But this very drug, (generic name alendronate) turned out to have serious side effects. ...

Scientists Predict Bleak Future For Life

...yond the speed of light, meaning that they will be invisible to future observers. Some objects once visible at ...urrent age of about 13.7 billion years are already invisible from the farthest vantage points, and in about 10 trillion years, only the local cluster of galaxies...

MRI Robotic Biopsies Simplified by PneuStep

...y performed blind because the tumors are typically invisible to the imaging tools commonly used," says Dan Stoianovici, Ph.D., an associate professor of urology at Johns Hopkins and director of the robotics lab. "Our new MRI-safe motor and robot can target the tumors. This should increase accuracy in locating ...

MRI-safe Motor Makes Robotic Biopsies Possible

...y performed blind because the tumors are typically invisible to the imaging tools commonly used," says Dan Stoianovici, Ph.D., an associate professor of urology at Johns Hopkins and director of the robotics lab. "Our new MRI-safe motor and robot can target the tumors. This should increase accuracy in locating ...

A New Gamma Camera Technique for the Detection of Small Breast Tumors

... detect small cancers that may be inconspicuous or invisible on a mammogram for high-risk women with dense breasts,” says Dr. O’Connor. The investigators also say their device will likely be only slightly more expensive to use than mammography, and will be much more comfortable for women because much less p...

Naked truths and Basic Instincts

...as shown again in the slot occupied formerly by an invisible nude image. Surprisingly this focus was not sustained if the volunteers were shown the nude photos consciously according to the researcher's report published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA. It could be probably because ro...

16 Common Myths About Breast Cancer

...ly one screening tool. One in five breast lumps is invisible on a mammogram. Women should also have a breast exam done by their health care provider each year. If you feel a lump, always get it checked out, even if your last mammogram was clear. Also, it’s important to get a mammogram every year. “The power of...

Transplant Cures Rats’ Type 2 Diabetes without Need for Immune Suppression Drug

...If pig pancreatic primordia prove to be comparably invisible to the human immune system, they could represent a virtually unlimited source of donor organs to treat human diabetes without the need for host immune suppression.” Source-Newswise SRM...

AIDS: Why the pandemic outpaces us

...drug users, sex workers and gay men have been made invisible in this document. Even the mention of the word "condom' - essential in the prevention of the spread of HIV infection - has disappeared from the UN lexicon. NGOs are also outraged that critical women's rights issues that are central to the goal of hal...

Growth Factors Help Neurons to Reach Their Correct Destination

...until now, scientists could only speculate how the invisible bond was formed. ‘The question was how these motor neurons know where to go,’ says Pfaff. ‘It would be a disaster if you wanted to move your arm and instead bent your back.’ Earlier studies suggested that muscles lining the spine sent out chemical cu...

Teachers not comfortable in giving sex education: PU Study

...e and revolt for simple things and therefore, face invisible crisis in their tender age,' says Renu Gandhi, programme coordinator from CACEE. Gandhi says most of the teachers they interviewed said they were not comfortable talking on HIV/AIDS and related things to students while some chose to give vague answe...

New Biosensor Developed To Detect E. Coli Bacteria

...nner so that laser light reflected off the chip is invisible unless the target bacteria are present. A protein from the bacteria, Translocated Intimin Receptor or Tir, is placed on the chip. The Tir can be seen as a "molecular harpoon", Miller said. The E. Coli sends out the harpoon into a cell. Once it is...

WHO acts to reduce the maternal death toll

...unted, then it seems they do not count. We have an invisible epidemic," said Joy Phumaphi, World Health Organization's Assistant Director-General on Family and Community Health, at a gathering of health ministers, maternal health specialists, African Parliamentarians, leaders of non-governmental organizations ...

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