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Smashing Times for Stressed Spaniards

...bathroom and the television and cupboards for good measure to "get rid of some daily stress." Throwing a chair against the walls accelerated the job. "I never thought it would feel so good," Jorge beams after he and the others set to work having donned white overalls, a helmet, mask and safety goggles. ...

Nutrition Education Has Proved to Be Futile

...supermarkets into poor neighborhoods, studies that measure the weight of children who exercise more at school and meetings of advocates who seek to restrict junk food ads....

Cat Exposure Increases Bronchial Responsiveness

...imothy grass. The researchers used the objective measure of choice in epidemiological studies on asthmaBR in response to a methacholine challenge to analyze the interaction between exposure to house dust mite and cat allergen and prior allergic sensitization. Because the study included complete data on nea...

New York, the City That Roars 24/7, is Forced to Quiet Down

...n some cases will have devices with which they can measure the vibrating noise typical of a techno music blowout. Discos, dancehalls and restaurants will be given a chance to produce a plan to curb their noise output; and if they don't deliver, fines of up to 8,000 dollars could be imposed. New Yorkers w...

Nanospectrometer Aids in Identifying Nutrient Cycle

...wrence Livermore National Laboratory can image and measure minute amounts of chemical elements. Douglas Capone and Kenneth Nealson, USC Wrigley Professors of Environmental Biology and Geology, respectively, used NanoSIMS to track the flow of carbon and nitrogen inside two types of cells in the freshwater o...

New Heart Disease Risk Score Will Help Minimise Health Inequalities

...ng the risk of heart disease gives a more accurate measure of how many UK adults are at risk of developing th... score used in Scotland (ASSIGN), which includes a measure of social deprivation. The research has been conducted using data from a general practice research...

Exercise Reduces Inflammation

...ty and body fat). Blood samples also were drawn to measure CRP levels. The major criterion we were looking at was their fitness level, Vieira said. A strength of our study is that we have very good data on their fitness levels. And while other studies have explored the relationship between exercise and i...

Brain Pathway for Depression Revealed

... "What surprised me most was how specifically the measure tracked the depression-related behavior," said Air...in the next few years, researchers will be able to measure these same quantitative measures in people as well. "That will be a wonderful thing when that happen...

An Accurate Score to Measure Heart Risk

...ng the risk of heart disease gives a more accurate measure of how many UK adults are at risk of developing th...e used in Scotland called ASSIGN, which includes a measure of social deprivation. The research has been conducted using data from a general practice research d...

MedAir AB Announces the Launch of Fingertip Pulse Oximeter

...alth care providers need the ability to accurately measure blood oxygen saturation to determine precisely when and how to deliver care. It is equally critical that patients on supplemental oxygen receive accurate readings in order make the proper adjustments to their oxygen flow. While the cost of oximetry i...

Hormone Replacement Therapy Liberation at a Cost

...ns. These checkups may also include blood tests to measure cholesterol levels, especially if there are risk factors for heart disease. In addition, Menopausal women are advised to have a mammogram every year. In an era where clones are generated with ease, women should be empowered to combat menopausal sym...

Snacking While Driving Doubles Accident Rates

...in front of their car, allowing the researchers to measure the drivers' reactions. The results showed that while drivers can cope while eating during normal driving, the problem arises when there is a sudden increase in the demand for their attention. "The evidence suggests that the physical demands of e...

Smoking Speeds Up Muscle Loss

... day for at least 20 years: and non-smokers. To measure the synthesis of muscle protein they were given an intravenous infusion of blood with a tagged amino acid (one of the building blocks of protein). Samples of muscle were taken from their thighs before and after the infusion to follow how much had "st...

Parkinson's Targets Two Distinct Brain Networks, Finds Study

... diagnose the two brain networks, could be used to measure the degenerative disease process and the person's response to treatments. The study also shows that the standard drugs used to treat Parkinson's modify the areas that are involved in movement but not those that regulate cognition. The network that ...

Britains Free Fruit -And -Vegetable -Scheme Falls Flat

...hools in the north of England. A specially devised measure for children was used to assess dietary and nutrient intake. It was seen that though the scheme initially boosted intake by half a portion and slightly increased levels of beta carotene and vitamin, these increases waned seven months later and ha...

Fat Tax Could Avoid Considerable Amount of Heart Attack and Stroke Deaths Annually

...n SSCg3d score of more than 9. This is a validated measure of the healthiness of a food. For example, spinach scores -12, while chocolate digestive biscuits score +29. In the third approach they widened the range of foodstuffs taxed to cut fat, salt, and sugar intake for maximum health. The calculations ...

Researchers Develop First Mouse Model of Lung Transplantation

...oved to be a real technical challenge. Mouse lungs measure less than an inch in length and the pulmonary vein and artery, which carry blood to and from the heart, are as thin as human hair. Mikio Okazaki, M.D., a postdoctoral fellow, adapted the lung transplantation technique used in rats to the mice. He ...

Navigating Healthcare

... from orthopedic work to major heart surgery. One measure of the trend is the growing number of overseas hospitals accredited by the Joint Commission International, a branch of the organization that accredits U.S. hospitals. International medical centers can charge less, because of dramatically lower costs ...

Air Pollution Stats Filtered in Ontario

...a new plan to control air pollution. A new tool to measure air quality, costing around $30-million over four years, was unveiled. The critic describes the situation much more badly than the official numbers shown. If the figure were true, it would equate to nearly five smog deaths a day; if stretch out ov...

Researchers Develop Tool to Gauge Quality of Life of Hepatitis B Patients

...patient questionnaire that clinicians could use to measure patients quality of life. We were shocked to fin...aire could also be used in clinical trials to help measure outcomes and also to equip patients with knowledge to help them better select between competing dise...

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