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Fireworks can spell death for asthmatic children

...fortunately the victims themselves give history of lighting fireworks and inhaling a lot of smoke in the process. The death rate is appalling during these festive times going up nearly thrice in some belts. Breathlessness was the common feature in all cases. Some presented with status asthmaticus, severe ...

Shrinking Birthmark’s

...ly // invasive surgical procedure, where literally lighting up the problem can ensure a more complete correction. Birthmarks basically consist of enlarged veins. Most people with the birthmarks do not experience problems, but in some cases, the birthmarks get worse, resulting in disfigurement, functional im...

Improving Lighting Could Bring About A Change In Alzheimer's Patients

A new experiment shows the effect lighting has on Alzheimer's patients. Based on their findin...s anxious.// Studies in the past have shown that lighting improves mood and nature of Alzheimer’s patients hence researchers used this knowledge to make a dr...

Cooking with unflued stove can cause cataract

... age, educational status, type of housing, type of lighting and the occupation showed that use of an unflued solid-fuel stove was a risk factor for the development of cataract. Also the adjusted odds ratio (OR) for using a flued solid-fuel stove was 1.23 as compared to the use of clean-burning-fuel stove such...

Artificial Light Stimulates Breast Cancer Growth In Mice: Study

...ompanies that employ shift workers could introduce lighting that allows the workers to see without disrupting their circadian and melatonin rhythms."Contact: John Petersonpeterso4@niehs.nih.gov919-541-7860NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences...

Residential Locality, A New Determinant Factor For Weight Gain

...ompromised quality of the footpaths, parks, street lighting and the eating habits of people in such areas could be other probable reasons. The research is belived to be conducted in other parts of Australia as well. The next phase of the study would be focussed towards the identification of factors for the ...

Finger And Toe abnormalities Related to Maternal Smoking

...tudy will show expectant mothers another danger of lighting up", concluded Dr. Chang....

'Winter Blues' Treated by Breakthrough Lighting Technology

... people find that they too are deprived of correct lighting and are experiencing many of the same conditions a... Products' complete line of Daylight full spectrum lighting products, visit http://www.sunwaveusa.com or call 800.339.9572 / 303.527.1500. Media Contact: Cha...

Exposure To Artificial Light Could Be Cancerous

...e could be a definite onus on the manufacturers of lighting systems to develop products that would be more natural and similar to normal daytime....

Students Light Up Despite School Anti-Smoking Programs

...assroom to keep school-age children and teens from lighting up, according to a recent review of studies.// There is little strong evidence that school-based programs are effective in the long term in preventing kids from taking up smoking, said Dr. Roger Thomas, lead reviewer and a professor in the family me...

Artificial Light May Damage Biological Clock In Premature Babies

...Pediatric Research. The researchers found that the lighting in the hospital interferes with the master biological clock in the babies. Earlier research had found that the babies slept through the night more quickly and gained weight faster. The master biological clock is mainly responsible for regulating th...

Awake or not?

...ommands, the patient’s brain flared with activity, lighting the same language and planning regions that are active when healthy people hear the commands. Although previous studies had found similar activity in partly conscious patients, who occasionally respond to commands, it has never been found in someone ...

Food addiction similar to Drug addiction!!

...related to memory and the reward system. The areas lighting up were areas activated in drug addicts. It’s very similar to what triggers the craving for cocaine,” said Wang. “So despite receiving the “full” signal, they still have the craving for more. The findings help explain why it is so difficult to retrea...

West Bengal Performs 'Yagna' to Ward off Dengue, Malaria

... on their heads, the ritual was performed with the lighting of a large number of kundas (pyres) at the premise...taken the matter to the court, saying the proposed lighting of 1,008 kundas would create major pollution. The court asked the WBPCB to take necessary steps if p...

Are The Short And Dark Days Of Winter Making You SAD?

...erers find relief in frequent, regular exposure to lighting devices supplying full-spectrum fluorescent light. 'Patients are advised to sit in front of a specially designed light box that emits about 10,000 lux from a fluorescent bulb, most often in the morning for at least 45 minutes. Then later, they can ...

'Smart' Sunglasses With Chameleon Powers

...mmending sunglasses that darken in response to the lighting conditions, known as photochromic lenses. These use incoming UV rays to trigger a chemical reaction that darkens the lens, but users can't adjust the shade. Also, the lenses may stay bright under strong midday light or get too dark in low-level eveni...

Multiple Regions of the Brain Locate Pain

...ghill agreed. “A whole network of brain areas were lighting up while subjects were evaluating the spatial location of the stimulus,” he said. “We’re showing something very new and different: areas thought historically to be involved in processing the emotional aspects of pain were involved in determining pain...

Asian Business Executives Urged to Be Eco-friendly

...mong the companies with an eco-friendly product is lighting maker Osram, a wholly owned subsidiary of German g..., many are still hesistant to replace incandescent lighting systems with energy-saving ones. This is due to the lower purchase price of incandescent lamps des...

Life Functions Governed by Circadian Rhythms-new Research

...llation can become chaotic in states of consistent lighting or lack of lighting, but it never stops. Comparing the complex system in which the genes function to an AC power grid, Ptitsyn made the discovery by plotting the expression of 20,000 genes on a scale of frequency, or intensity, over a two day perio...

Surge in Cancer Incidence in Asia Feared

... the rise in Asia, where it's common to see people lighting up in airports, restaurants and even hospitals. Lung cancer makes up the bulk of all cases regionwide, followed by stomach and liver cancers. It also remains the biggest cancer killer worldwide. "Lung cancer is the big one because of cigarette smok...

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