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Nasal Spray Could Take Drugs Direct to Brain.

..Based on early studies in rats, researchers from the Stroke Lab and Alzheimer's Research Center in St. Paul, Minnesota, reported that “a direct path from the nose to the brain” could breach the blood-brain barrier, which protects the brain from foreign substances, including drugs. Senior investigator Dr. William H. Frey II said that his team used a nasal spray to deliver insulin-like growth fa...

Nasal Spray Could Take Drugs Directly to Brain

Delivering drugs via nasal spray might overcome a major obstacle to treating brain ailments such as strokes according to researchers.Based on early studies in rats, researchers from the Stroke Lab and Alzheimer's Research Center in St. Paul, Minnesota, reported that “a direct path from the nose to the brain” could breach the blood-brain barrier, which protects the brain from foreign substances, i...

Nasal Spray Beats Antihistamine

Using a steroid nasal spray to quash allergy symptoms may work better than antihistamine pills. Researchers say that when used on an "as-needed'', rather than daily basis, the nasal spray fluticasone (Flonase) relieves// allergy symptoms such as runny nose, sneezing and congestion more effectively than the antihistamine loratadine (Claritin). ....Fluticasone is a corticosteroid preparation that...

Nasal sprays used for other ailments!

Nasal sprays are being used for safe and effective delivery of drugs for a number of conditions. According to researchers// at the Mayo clinic say that familiarity should be present with the use of nasal sprays to treat allergies such as hay fever. ....A nasal spray is a good way of delivering a drug, because it gets into the bloodstream fast through mucous membranes in the nasal area. The drug...

Chronic Sinusitis May Be Related To Nasal Mucus

Researchers of Mayo Clinic have found the cause of chronic sinus infections is the direct// result of the nasal mucus getting infected and not the nasal and sinus tissue. The findings will be published in the August issue of Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. ....Researchers fro the study report that the age old belief that chronic sinus infection strikes the diseased airway tissue is no...

NASA Analysis Say 2005 Was The Warmest Year

The century’s warmest year was 2005, according to a NASA analysis. The other warmest years are 1998, 2002, 2003 and 2004, respectively. Even in the Artic region, the year 2005 was reportedly unusually warm. For the purposes of their analysis, the scientists used temperature data from weather // stations on land, satellite measurements of sea surface temperature since 1982, and data from ships for...

Astronauts Spacewalk On The International Space Station – NASA Report

The first spacewalk was successfully by two crewmen in the early April. Followed by them two astronauts finished up their maintenance jobs on the international space station within 6.5 hours on Thursday. // ....In 2001, a spacewalk was scheduled by 8 hours and 56 minutes. Except for a video camera to be fixed for another was left undone which is placed on a transport platform. ....After Russians...

Stress – Buster : Hormonal Nasal Spra

The word 'stress', as it is commonly known, is generally referred to any factor that affects the physical, physiological and emotional well being of an individual. // Stress, as we all know, has ramified into various sections of our society, affecting the young and the old alike. ....Although it has been argued that normal levels of stress may be beneficial, its implications, especially on healt...

CDC To Conduct Pre-clinical Trails Of BioDiem's Intranasal Bird Flu Vaccine

The US-based Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has signed a two-year cooperative deal with Melbourne-based pharmaceutical development company//, BioDiem, to conduct pre-clinical trials on a candidate vaccine developed by BioDiem and its Dutch partner Akzo Nobels Nobilon. ....The CDC in Atlanta, the US government's leading site for research into the prevention and monitoring of high-...

Cluster Headaches Can Be Treated By Nasal Spray

A nasal spray used to treat migraine headaches can be effective in cluster headaches as well, researchers said. The nasal spray zolmitriptan targets nerves that carry pain signals, Dr. Peter Goadsby, professor of clinical neurology at University College London said.// ....Cluster headaches are not as common as migraines and affect one in 1,000 people. Researchers tested 92 patients with cluster h...

Nasal Plastic Surgery Improves Airway Function

Nasal plastic surgery appears to improve nasal airway function in patients with severe nasal obstructions//, according to a report in the September/October issue of Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. ....Obstruction of the nasal passages is one of the most common conditions treated by otolaryngologists and facial plastic surgeons, according to background inform...

Compellis Pharmaceuticals Gets Patent for Obesity-Fighting Nasal Spray CP404

An U.S based Drug manufacturer, Compellis Pharmaceuticals, has been granted the PATENT for CP404, a nasal spray that combats obesity //entitled "Inhibition of olfactory neurosensory function to treat obesity and related disorders." Compellis Pharmaceuticals is a biopharmaceutical company focusing more on developing novel mechanism-based therapeutics for treating obesity. ..The company describes...

Patients Dissatisfied Following Closed Reduction Of Nasal Fractures

A report in the January/February issue of Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals, finds that nearly one-third of the patients who underwent closed reduction of nasal fractures //reported dissatisfaction with the outcome and said they would consider further surgery to correct their nasal deformities. ....Closed reduction, the standard procedure to repair a broken no...

NASA Technology Helps Detect and Treat Heart Disease and Strokes

PASADENA, Calif., June 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA space technology is helping doctors diagnose and monitor treatments for hardening of the arteries in its early stages, before it causes heart attacks and strokes. ......Hospitals and doctors around the country are using ArterioVision software initially developed at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Pasadena, Calif., along with a sta...

Robotic Surgeon to Team Up With Doctors, Astronauts on NASA Mission

This week Raven, the mobile surgical robot developed by the University of Washington, leaves for the depths of the Atlantic Ocean. The UW will participate// in NASA's mission to submerge a surgeon and robotic gear in a simulated spaceship. For 12 days the surgical robotic system will be put through its paces in an underwater capsule that mimics conditions in a space shuttle. Surgeons back in Seat...

NASA Gets Ready To Address Tough Questions

As NASA plans to launch its first manned mission to Mars, it has taken its first shaky steps on addressing// taboo issues. ..How do you get rid of the body of a dead astronaut on a three-year mission to Mars and back? When should the plug be pulled on a critically ill astronaut who is using up precious oxygen and endangering the rest of the crew? Should NASA employ DNA testing to weed out astro...

Global Warming Disaster Closer Than Thought, Says NASA

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has joined other agencies in warning of the global warming disasters....In fact it goes further than others and warns that even "moderate additional" greenhouse emissions are likely to push Earth past "critical tipping points" with "dangerous consequences for the planet." ......The study conducted by NASA and the Columbia University Eart...

Surgeons Perform Nasal Reconstruction for War Veteran Using His Own Body Parts

Fletcher remembers little of the disfiguring accident that nearly killed him, but he likes to recall shopping in January 2007 near his home on Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland. ......Nobody stared at his torn face, he says. Not anymore, that is, because of his brand-new nose. ......In a series of six operations over a year-long period that ended with removal of the last sutures on May 2 - a...

NASA Gets Ready To Address Tough Questions

As NASA plans to launch its first manned mission to Mars, it has taken its first shaky steps on addressing taboo issues. ...How do you get rid of the body of a dead astronaut on a three-year mission to Mars and back? When should the plug be pulled on a critically ill astronaut who is using up precious oxygen and endangering the rest of the crew? Should NASA employ DNA testing to weed out astro...

Spraying Saline Water into Nose may Reduce Nasal Passage Infections

A Cochrane Systematic Review has concluded,Spraying salty water (saline) into your nose can help reduce the symptoms of pain and congestion that accompany long-term infections of the nasal passages. ... ...Between 5% and 15% of people experience persistent infection of the nasal passages (chronic rhinosinusitis). Many homoeopathic and yogic forms of healthcare recommend spraying saline into the...

Nasal Cannula Treatment for Sleep Apnea Patients

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have found that symptoms in patients with obstructive sleep apnea and hypopnea can be significantly reduced through treatment with nasal insufflation (TNI), using a nasal cannula to deliver warm, humidified air at a high flow rate. ...Our findings provide evidence that TNI may offer a viable treatment alternative to patients with obstructive hypopneas and...

Shed Off Your Shyness With a Nasal Spray!

University of Zurich researchers have created a spray that can relieve people of shyness, and help them socialise with others. ......The spray is very easy to use, and an individual can boost self-confidence just by squirting it up the nose. ......The researchers say that the spray harnesses the powers of a feel-good hormone called oxytocin, a neurotransmitter in the brain that is involved in...
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