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Tobacco Industry Promotes Antismoking Campaigns

...rofitable, and kills people featuring an alligator labeled big tobacco with a smirk saying Two out of threes not bad. However, these messages arent always getting out there because of the money spent by the tobacco industry to eliminate them, said Ibrahim, an assistant professor of public health. State he...

Mentally Ill Patients are Affected by Their Own Negative Perceptions

Individuals often are culturally labeled as a mentally ill person, which can affect negatively their social and psychological well-being. This may result in a higher rate of unemployment, lower earnings and greater feelings of demoralization. Each year, one in four U.S. adults suffers ...

New York Bans Trans Fats in Restaurants

...uired all food to have the nutritional information labeled on the back of products. "If that listing was working, why do we still have obesity today?," Sampson asked. But the New York health commissioner disagreed. "It is unfortunate that some restaurants are so ashamed of what they are serving that th...

Novel Technology to Locate and Treat Tumors

...late in tumors. Within 20 hours after injection of labeled pHLIP, the molecules had passed through the bloodstream and accumulated in mouse breast tumors grown to different stages on the leg of a mouse. The researchers demonstrated that by attaching fluorescent probes to a pHLIP peptide, tumors could be de...

Web-based Asthma Program Improves Disease Management for Black Students

...who comprised 63 percent of the cohort, said being labeled asthmatic concerned them less than it did the male students. More students participated at the three high schools with school-based clinics, than did at the three that did not feature such services (35 versus 23 percent). The investigators noted...

US Drugmaker Slapped Huge Fine for Misleading Doctors Over Addictive Painkiller

... active ingredient, from the OxyContin tablet, and labeled the drug as providing fewer peaks and valleys than with immediate-release oxycodone, the OCI said. U.S. Attorney John Brownlee said, "With its OxyContin, Purdue unleashed a highly abusable, addictive, and potentially dangerous drug on an unsuspect...

Nanocomposite Labeled Cancer Cells Targeted and Destroyed by Using Lasers

...nanodevices are present. Irradiation of the mix of labeled and unlabeled cells by laser light, causes tiny bubbles to form that disrupt and damage the labeled cells, but leave unlabeled cells unaffected. This technology holds promise as an alternative therapy...

‘Don’t Beat Around the Bush’ With Information on ‘sex Education’, Bush AdministrationTold

...e is far removed from the truth. Condoms have been labeled an ineffective way of avoiding pregnancy. The same has been said about the protective function of the condom for HIV infection. The information in the program claims the failure of the condom to avoid pregnancy in one among six cases. Further, condom...

Diagnosing Bipolar Symptoms in Children is Difficult

...olar disorder have a different condition, recently labeled “severe mood dysregulation.” Although both conditions involve periodic irritability and hyperactivity, electrical signals in the brains of children thought to have severe mood dysregulation are different from brain signals in children with bipolar di...

MEND - Child Obesity Programme Records Success

...ortune, considering that 30% of children in UK are labeled as overweight or obese. MEND - for Mind, Exercise, Nutrition, and Do-it took charge of more than 1000 children. The programme focused on inculcating healthy habits in the whole family. Mother of Mathew Williams who lost a good amount of weight thro...

Insomnia-related Symptoms High Among ‘Night Owls

Those who are labeled a “night owl” complains more symptoms related to insomnia, despite many having the opportunity to compensate //for their nocturnal sleeplessness, according to a study. The study, authored by Jason C. Ong, PhD, and colleagues at Stanford University, ...

Study Challenges Conventional Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury

...biology at the University of California, Berkeley, labeled lactate with C13, a non-radioactive and stable isotope, then added it to the patient’s standard intravenous solution. The isotope served as a marker they could follow to see if the lactate molecule had produced carbon dioxide, the natural byproduct o...

Role of Lifestyle Choices in Heart Risks

...s found in fruits and vegetables, is not generally labeled as essential nutrients, but play an important role in maintaining one's health. In fact, studies indicate that there is a strong inverse correlation between the consumption of foods rich in flavonoids – such as wine, green tea, fruits and vegetables ...

Researchers Discover Proteins That Protect Against Skin Cancer

... present in the cell. Building blocks for DNA were labeled with fluorescent molecules so that tracks of newly synthesized DNA could be observed under the microscope and their lengths measured. Though the study specifically examined only the Timless/Tipin response to ultraviolet radiation, Kaufmann specula...

Same Areas of the Brain Prepare for and Respond to a Stimulus, Say Experts

...e subjects had two different tasks to perform, one labeled easy, and one hard. During the easy task, subjects were asked to push a button using the fingers of their left hand if the disk appeared on the left of the screen and their right hand if the disk appeared on the right. The hard task was manually inco...

Women - Do You Consider the Condom, a ‘must-have’ in Your Hand Bag, on a Night Ou?

...interviewed, about 47% of them felt, they might be labeled ‘ promiscuous’, if they are habituated to carrying a condom in their bag. Chris Davis, global campaigns manager for The Body Shop, said: 'It's worrying that so many young women don't think they are at risk from HIV and think it is somebody else's ...

Simple Test Detects Genetic Signs of Lung Cancer in a Patient’s Sputu

...tion (FISH). The FISH technique uses fluorescently labeled single-strand DNA probes to bind to the complementary strand of a specific gene. The presence, or absence, of a fluorescent signal produced when the strands bind can be detected and scored with use of a special microscope. “As a diagnostic tool to ...

Human Pheromones: Fact and Fiction

...ay also affect a recipient’s mood; these have been labeled modulator pheromones. To be classified as a pheromone, a chemical or small set of chemicals must be obtained from one member of a species, structurally characterized, and then be shown to produce a reliable involuntary response in other members of...

Clones On the Menu

...till exists whether these foods if sold, should be labeled specially. According to FDA scientists, by the time clones reached 6 to 18 months of age, they are virtually indistinguishable from conventionally bred animals. Hence, labels should only be used if the health characteristics of a food are significa...

Pig Stem Cells Show Promise in Repairing Animals’ Heart Attack Damag

...n’s team was able to confirm this because they had labeled the stem cells with a gene that codes for an enzyme producing a blue dye, which could be seen under a microscope. Months later, when researchers examined the hearts to see if any damaged tissue had been repaired, they found blue spots indicating wh...

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