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Nasal Spray Could Take Drugs Direct to Brain.

..., 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 factor-1, a natura...

Distraction therapy found very effective in postoperative patients

...oscopy, which involves inserting the tube into the nose or the throat to see the lungs. Pain control was improved by around 43% in those who listened to the gurgle of a brook and looked at a colourful panorama during and after the process. Encouraged by these results the doctors are suggesting that thes...

Increase in sugar...decrease in brain function!!!

...oms which included, being sleepy; having dry eyes, nose or mouth, having a sweet taste in their mouth and needing to urinate, which were the symptoms of high blood sugar, were studied by the researchers from the Center for Behavioral Medicine Research at the University of Virginia. When tested for mental ...

Prevention is better than cure

... disease that occurs when viruses invade the human nose and throat. The viruses reach cells in the human nose and throat after travelling from the outer part of the nose or from the moist membranes of the eye v...

Voice may be improved by surgery

...haryngoplasty (UPPP) - the shape of the throat and nose cavity is altered. Since the way your voice sounds depends on the way vibrations from the larynx resonate in this cavity, you might expect UPPP to affect the voice. Researchers at a number of centres in the US looked at the voice characteristics of...

A rare complication of bowel disease

...er the trachea, which is the tube leading from the nose to the lungs. Such inflammation leads to painful swallowing, hoarseness, shortness of breath. When examined, the airway looks red, swollen and maybe even ulcerated. The first person in this study needed steroids while the other needed an emergency t...

No allergy at all !

...fect the nasal cavity and sinuses, such as a runny nose and eyes. Almost anything can cause allergy-type symptoms - perfumes, sinus infections, exercise, dust, cold air - whether it's an allergy or not. Allergy tests come in many shapes and forms. One of the better-known methods is the skin prick test. ...

The phenomenon of sexual attraction

...ces. The pheromones, which can be perceived by the nose even though they are odourless, were then replaced by water and the men's reactions were studied. In each case, the men were asked to grade the women's attractiveness. They were more likely to think the women were attractive when they were exposed to...

Early Clue to Down Syndrome

...a range of physical deformities, including a small nose and thick neck, which are detectable more or less ...ndrome early in pregnancy could be as plain as the nose on the baby's face. // British scientists say failure to detect a nose bone on ultrasound tests pe...

Nasal Spray Could Take Drugs Directly to Brain

..., 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 factor-1, a natura...

New Drug, Pleconaril speeds recovery from common cold

...eases cold symptoms within a day and makes a runny nose completely clear up a day sooner than usual. Unlike many over-the-counter remedies, which ease cold symptoms by drying up plugged noses and soothing aches, pleconaril attacks a large group of viruses known as the picornaviruses. Among these is the r...

Nasal Spray Beats Antihistamine

...ms by reducing the inflammation that occurs in the nose when a person is exposed to an allergy trigger suc...the nasal sprays sometimes cause nasal dryness and nose bleeds, while in children there is the potential for the corticosteroids to hinder bone growth over ...

Women's strong sense of smell

...hich increases sensitivity.// The structure of the nose is the same in women as men. Theories have also shown smells activate a greater region in the brain in women than men." "A new study showed that although sex differences in olfactory superiority are not found in middle age and beyond (50-87 years), ...

Risk Of Decongestants In Hypertensive Patients

Having a stuffy nose can be unpleasant, but doctors say that discomfort is minor compared to the risk of taking over-the-counter decongestants if you have high blood pressure. Though they are generally safe, many popular cold and flu medicines contain decongestants such ...

Herbal treatment not to be sneezed at

...s. It is characterised by sneezing, itching in the nose and sinuses, and a blocked nose, and is caused by allergens, often pollen, that get into the nose and cause a hypersensitive reaction. Antihistamines are the standard treatment for seasonal allergic...

Smoking during pregnancy increases risk of cleft palate

... are marked by obvious gaps in either the lips and nose or the roof of the mouth, due to improper fusion. Besides affecting a child's appearance, cleft lip and palate impede the ability to breathe, eat, hear and speak. Correcting the defects involves many successive operations and years of therapy, but ca...

Surgery-Rigged pulley helps patients

...ous birth defect that left Alyssa Parente a sunken nose and hugely bulging eyes, sliced apart all the bones of her face but didn't re-join them before sewing her up.// Instead, 10-year-old Alyssa got a promising alternative to grueling bone grafts: Poll attached a pulley-like contraption to her facial bon...

How to determine allergies?

...on-allergic rhinitis. Here the inner lining of the nose is just extra-sensitive to certain substances such as perfume, smoke or even rapid changes in temperature. But the immune system is not involved, so there is no allergy. Once exposed, the nasal membranes swell in response, leading to the too-familiar...

The essence of cosmetic surgery

...ift, brow-lift, eyelid surgery(blepharoplasty) and nose remodelling (rhinoplasty). They found a direct relationship between increasing surgeons' fees and increasing demand for these procedures. This suggests, say the researchers, that cosmetic surgery is seen as a luxury item, with consumers willing to pa...

Herbal treatment should be estimated

...s. It is characterised by sneezing, itching in the nose and sinuses, and a blocked nose, and is caused by allergens, often pollen, that get into the nose and cause a hypersensitive reaction. According to the author, antihistamines are the standard treat...

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