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Patients Find Healthy Vein in Old Austrian Mine

...more than 800 kilos (1,760 pounds) of the precious metal each year during its 16th-century heyday. These days it attracts those hunting for a different type of good fortune, some longed-for relief from rheumatism, arthritis, asthma and skin conditions. "The secret of its medical success comes from the id...

New Device to Treat Snoring and Sleep Apnea

...n in the side of the neck and then implant a small metal anchor-shaped device, about one millimetre long, in the base of the tongue in the throat. Another metal anchor is implanted into the lower jawbone, reported the online edition of the Daily Mail. A thin ...

Hydrogen Fuel Is It a New Fuel for the Future?

...models of fuel cell cars are the V-1, which uses a metal hydride fuel tank, and the V-2, which runs on methanol using a reforming device to convert the methanol to hydrogen. The systems on these cars are so big, particularly the reformer on the methanol car, that both versions are only able to have two sea...

An Offbeat Suit With Electronic Monitor

...e has a touch screen on the outside and conductive metal bands spanning the hanging rail inside, with wires...ace electronic hangers, each with their own ID and metal connection, on the rail, it detects the hangers and smart garments incorporating the conductive mate...

Traffic Control Boxes to Help Road Monitoring

...re loops buried in the pavement effectively act as metal detectors. When a car passes over a loop, the detector sends a signal to a computer in a control box at the side of the road. The controller may simply count the number of cars that pass by and calculate average speed, or it may actively control tr...

Novel Light Weight Polymers Made Up of Carbon Nanotubes

...ally conductive. After experimenting with adding metal powder to plastics without impacting the weight of the material significantly, Gupta turned to carbon nanotubes. With their ultra-small diameter, high aspect ratio, high mechanical strength, good electrical and thermal conductivity and light weight, ...

An Electronic Shirt That Monitors Your Hearts Health

...e has a touch screen on the outside and conductive metal bands spanning the hanging rail inside, with wires...ace electronic hangers, each with their own ID and metal connection, on the rail, it detects the hangers and smart garments incorporating the conductive mate...

Online Counterfeit Pills Kills Woman

A 58-year-old Quadra Island woman died from metal poisoning last year after ingesting contaminated counterfeit pills purchased online, the B.C. Coroners Service confirmed Thursday A coroner is warning the public about the danger of buying drugs over the Internet after the death of the woman. Toxico...

FDA Approve S Robotic Device to Help Stroke Patients

...ce, in October 2006, her arm was positioned in the metal and plastic brace and electrodes were placed on her biceps and triceps to sense electrical activity. Initially, her arm was locked at a 90-degree angle; when she tried to extend it, the brace stepped in and her arm stretched out in front of her. At...

Psychiatric Patients Ill-treated in Emergency Rooms, US Officials Say

...nd instead be frisked and scanned with a hand-held metal detector. Paul Dreyer, director of the state Division of Health Care Quality, said "a culture change" is needed; he is organizing an educational summit for ER staff in the fall, hoping hospitals will improve on their own, making legislation unneces...

War Stimulates Research Blitz in Prosthetics Industry

...out flies with his mangled left hand and the shiny metal hook that serves as his right called Utah Arm - which the Army gave him. The myoelectric Utah Arm, made by Motion Control Inc., of Salt Lake City, has circuitry that reads muscle twitches as electric signals to open and close a hook or hand attachm...

British Government Has Funded to Develop green Car Made from Hemp

...ate new materials based on plant fibres to replace metal and oil-based plastic components. According to the Sun, developers Qinetiq have already designed hemp replacements for the accelerator, brake and clutch pedals. They have said with improvement in technology, it might also be used for larger car p...

Gardasil Could Be Effective, but Aggressive Marketing Raises Ethical Concerns

...ng the test, the doctor or nurse uses a plastic or metal instrument, called a speculum, to widen the vagina. This helps the doctor or nurse examine the vagina and the cervix, and collect a few cells and mucus from the cervix and the area around it. These cells are placed on a slide and sent to a laboratory...

Virginity Rules-Meant To Be Broken?

...nd the floor; they trapped dirt, lint, and a small metal bolt. Now when it comes time for them to get married, the marriage pulls apart so easily, he said, trying to unite the grimy strips. Why? Because they gave the stickiness away. It was Mr. Robert Rector, fellow at the Heritage Foundation, that wro...

Hip and Knee Replacements Becoming More Patient-friendly

...orn or diseased parts of the joint with artificial metal and plastic surfaces so as to allow joint movement. Traditionally, this is done by way of a large incision in the joint. Minimally invasive surgeries on the other hand, result in a smaller scar and have the further benefits of less blood loss, shorte...

Scientists Have Invented New Device to Reap Fresh Water from the Air

... Made of elastic canvas, recycled polycarbonate, metal or glass, WatAir can reap dozens of litres of water a day from the air, according to its designers. "The design has minimal special demands. It is low-tech and low-cost, and in fact can be even produced with local means," said Joseph Cory, a PhD ca...

Europe's Last Dancing Bears Sheltered After Years of Abuse

...were captured as cubs and forced to 'dance' on hot metal plates while their gypsy masters played music on their rebecs. Once fully trained, they were led around town on a chain fixed to their nose-ring and made to jig about to the sound of music. The three furry performers earned the living of the four-gen...

Autism Case Hearing Still to Produce Clinching Evidence on Vaccine Linkage

...shian, who has more than 100 publications on heavy metal poisoning to his name, is hard of hearing and was obstreperous at times during his cross-examination on Monday. For example, he insisted that in vitro studies were nearly always reproducible in animals, and that animal studies were nearly always reli...

EU Move Against Mercury Should Be Adopted in India: NGO

...tudents to waste pickers, come in contact with the metal in some way or the other. Mercury is a neurotoxi...nt was aware of the health hazards that the liquid metal causes, yet there was no proposal to curb its current free import and trade. Agarwal hoped the Ind...

Two MSU Professors Spearhead International Water Project

...Development of high-flux membranes to remove heavy metal contaminants will include the group in Kiev, which is heavily involved in this work due to local environmental contamination, along with a group from MSU which is developing high-flux membranes that reject large molecules. This project also interna...

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