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El Ni?o cycles linked to cholera outbreaks

...te variables including humidity in the troposphere layer of the Earth's atmosphere, cloud cover and the amount of absorbed solar radiation -- suggested that the 11-month lag results from a six-month lag between an ENSO and increases in sea-surface temperatures off the coast of Bangladesh, plus a five-month...

Eye Saver

...1,317 patients with cancer of the choroid,the thin layer of vessels beneath the retina, which contains most of the eye's melanocytes .All the patients had medium sized tumours (2.5- 10mm in height and within 16mm in diameter) ranging from the size of a small pea to a bean.Half of the patients(657) underwe...

How to avoid a bad hair day

...aelos of Forest University explains that the outer layer of the hair - the cuticle - is readily damaged and that's what makes the hair look lifeless, dry and faded.// Hair damage occurs from a range of causes - from dyeing and blow drying to environmental pollution and sun exposure. Ideally, you'd pay as m...

New hope for eye cancer

...1,317 patients with cancer of the choroid,the thin layer of vessels beneath the retina, which contains most of the eye's melanocytes .All the patients had medium sized tumours (2.5- 10mm in height and within 16mm in diameter) ranging from the size of a small pea to a bean.Half of the patients(657) underwe...

Nightlights could ward diabetic blindness

...hy. This results from damage to the retina //- the layer of tissue at the back of the eye which responds to light.In diabetes, the blood supply to the eye is impaired and this has an impact on the rods (the cells responsible for night vision) which have a high demand for oxygen. Researchers at the Univer...

Quicker healing with active bandages

...ce, the dressings accelerated healing in the outer layer of the skin by 33 per cent. Deeper wounds healed in an impressive five to seven days. It's hoped that human trials of the hydrogel dressings will start early next year....

Better skin with lasers

...skin. They emit a beam that's absorbed by the skin layer beneath the surface, promoting new collagen production. Dr Kauvar's research on non-ablative laser treatment shows that it can be used to treat fine lines, acne scars and overall skin tone. Three to six treatments at two to four week intervals prod...

Maintaining warmth during cold

...er than in one thick layer, he says. The innermost layer should be of a material that draws moisture from t...kin - ideally, cotton. Then wear a warmth-trapping layer next to that, such as a woollen jersey. The third, outermost, layer needs to be made of a material t...

Blindness can be stopped with drug for acne treatment

...supported by retinal-pigmented epithelium (RPE), a layer of cells near the retina. The accumulation of toxic pigments, or lipofuscin// results in the deterioration of the RPE leading to loss of rods and cones and subsequent central vision loss. Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles, h...

Guangdong health official says SARS can be prevented and treated

...pitals, requiring nurses and doctors to wear 12-14 layer gauze protective masks and disinfecting patient rooms three to four times a day. Hospitals that were well ventilated had fewer infections than others, he said. Treatments that have proven to be effective include early use of hormones, which caused p...

Hope for First New Melanoma Treatment in Decades

...elanoma begins when a cell growing in the top-most layer of the skin is damaged, such as through severe sunburn. The damaged cells act as a melanoma trigger and, at first, the body's natural defense system is often able to fight them. But as they multiply, the melanoma cells develop new strategies to evade...

Skin Cancer “Reflection” Detectin

...e being deformed or cancelled out. So, we expect a layer here and we don't see that layer. Well, we know there's cancer being formed there," they say. Researchers says it will be at least five years before the technique is perfected and tested in clinical trials....

Obesity Increases Risk of Cervical Cancer

...e from the squamous cell, which comprise the upper layer of skin. The researchers theorized hormonal factors, such as obesity, would affect adenocarcinomas more than squamous cell carcinomas. They put the women through testing for the human papillomavirus, calculated body mass index, and took waist-to-hip...

Circumcision More Effective In Reducing The Risk Of HIV Protection

...ls easily accessible to the virus through the thin layer of keratin on the foreskin. Investigators found no protective effect of circumcision against other sexually transmitted diseases such as herpes, syphilis or gonorrhea. However, uncircumcised men were more likely to have a genital ulcer at the beginni...

A Rise In Eye Complications In Diabetics

...d vessels in the retina and the light-sensitive // layer of cells at the back of the eye. Retinopathy occurs in most people with long-standing diabetes but its incidence can be reduced with aggressive control of blood glucose and blood pressure. New research shows approximately 4.1 million Americans, age 4...

Early Screening Required for Glaucoma

...of doctors just looking at the retinal nerve fiber layer and visual functioning when making a diagnosis of glaucoma they can also use new imaging and psychophysical tests to improve detection and monitoring of the disease .Finding the glaucoma in its earliest stages is important because the condition can b...

Identifying Heart Disease Early

...d specifically at how the functioning of the inner layer of blood vessels in the arteries, called endotheli...ctioning. Thus researchers say assessing the inner layer of blood vessels could serve as an early way to identify people at risk for heart disease....

Eleutherobin From Coral Fights Cancer Cells

...ers. Majority of the oral cancers affect the outer layer of mucous membrane covering the oral cavity. For more information read: http://www.medindia.net/patients/ patientinfo/oralcancer.asp Information about Prostate cancer: When a person is affected by prostate cancer, the cancer cells may spread...

Britney Spears Donates $50 000 To Support Cancer Patients

...ers. Majority of the oral cancers affect the outer layer of mucous membrane covering the oral cavity. For more information read: http://www.medindia.net/patients/ patientinfo/oralcancer.asp Information about Prostate cancer: When a person is affected by prostate cancer, the cancer cells may spread...

Its Possible To Grow Bone To Replace The Damaged Bone

...up to their highest expectations. A thin outer layer called the periosteum covers long bones in the body. The layer is a little like scotch tape: The outside is tough and fibrous but the inside is covered with a laye...

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