Tag: "mud" at medical news
Fossilized Midges can Predict Climate Change: Study
...w to read the past climate record from the ancient mud
in the lake. Isotope analysis helped us identify t...-biting midges can indicate the temperature of the mud
at the time of its deposit. Scientists believe that this new data will provided a unique test for ...
New Book Gives Gruesome Account of India Girl Killings
... have been drowned in milk, burned alive in sealed mud
pots or fed milk laced with poisonous seeds, but these days it is much easier to kill them in the womb . These are some of the chilling anecdotes in a new book on how a traditional preference for sons in India has resulted in the extermination of g...
Canadian Mountain Bikers Hit by Bacterial Infection
...f rumours circulating, he said. One suspect? The mud
mixed with animal waste. "It [the waste] gets wet. It gets washed into a puddle. It gets churned up with dirt, which turns into mud, which covers everybody," said Miller. Suspect No. 2? The ground- water, he said. "There's been a couple of repo...
Climate Change Threatens Sundarbans and World Heritage Sites
...an otters, spotted deer, wild boar, fiddler crabs, mud
crabs, three marine lizard species and five marine turtle species. They also host threatened species such as the estuarine crocodile, Indian python and the iconic Bengal tiger. For these reasons, the Sundarbans National Park in India and the Bangla...
Whirling Disease Causes Culling of Thousands of Trout
..., it might have been spread to the hatcheries from mud
on the feet of birds or bears, which are plenty in this region. The microscopic protozoan was first detected in Maryland 12 years ago, in a state trout-raising facility in the North Branch of the Potomac. The fish being held in nets until large eno...
Germany's Therapeutic Mud Baths Have Healing Qualities
...icult to believe anyone would willingly get into a mud
bath. But thousands of Germans bathe in them every...ure. Patients have sought out the brownish-black mud
in Bad Wilsnack in Brandenburg for more than a century, originally to ease back pain or arthritis. T...
IRS Helps Curb Malaria in the Tropics
...secticidal sprays lasts longer in homes built with mud
thatch and ordinary bricks while those with painted surfaces, normally associated with richer people, do not last as long. Lluberas says treatment is provided to all people in a malaria-prone area, regardless of their incomes. Source: Bio-Bio Tech...
Melioidosis Disease Warning After Heavy Desert Rain
...sis, caused by bacteria found in surface water and mud
after heavy rain. It can also become airborne during heavy showers. Symptoms include fever, shortness of breathe, boils and abdominal pain. The department's Dr Rosalie Schultz said that the bacterium causing the disease usually enters the body thro...
Dangerous Natural Phenomena Hits Russia in 2006
... Ossetia, burying 116 people under tonnes of rock, mud
and ice, including a film crew led by one of the country's most popular actors and directors, Sergei Bodrov Jr. Source-IANS SRM...
Russians face the death trap laid by alcoholism
...olize the liquor industry as well in the milieu of mud
flinging that has ensued since this issue has been placed in the lime light....
A Worm Turns: Banking on Blood From a Little Lugworm
...iversity, UK, said: “It (the lugworm) lives in the mud
where it has to get oxygen and so its hemoglobin has a very particular structure that makes it very effective at binding oxygen. It’s nearly an ideal structure for carrying oxygen.” Teaming up with the French scientists, they extracted the protein,...
Aqua-Fire Treatment Burns Away Fat
...s used as body wraps or applied in the form of hot mud
and even chocolate. But never before has the source of the heat actually been fire - one of the five natural elements on which traditional Chinese medicine is based. The treatment, which lasts for about 90 minutes, begins with a body scrub and a sp...