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Listening to MP3s During Lightning Could Be Disastrous to Your Brains

...ilage graft from elsewhere in his body was used to patch up the eardrums, but the patient was still suffering from 50 percent hearing loss, and would require hearing aids. The fractures and burns have healed. However, the iPod was destroyed irreparably. He would require hearing aids, New Scientist quoted...

Canada Daycare Looks After Elderly Parents While Children Work

...s. Even so, white collar workers in Canada's oil patch headquarters, for the moment, do not seem convinced of the need for this peculiar service. During a recent visit by AFP, there were no pensioners on site. Sopik conceded: "We haven't had as many people using it as we thought we would. We mostly had...

Strategies for the Summer

...size or surface; any sore that doesnt heal; or any patch of skin that bleeds, oozes, swells, itches or becomes red and bumpy. If detected early skin cancer can be cured. The government has also made access information regarding most up-to-date information about the water quality for some of the areas pop...

Scientists Demonstrate Heart Cell Replication in Mice

...of Cardiology in March, as saying. Using a small patch fashioned from a sponge-like material called Gelfo...ts with induced heart attacks. In half the rats, a patch that had been incubated with periostin was placed over the infarct site, while the rest received Gel...

Researchers To Test Whether ADHD Medication Helps Young Adults While Driving

...nk that the drivers will perform better on the MPH patch than without the medication, even in light of real world situations," Cox said. "This information will help young ADHD drivers decide what approach may be best."...

First Ever Patch Drug To Treat Parkinsons Symptoms Approved

...disease . Known by the name Neupro, the once-daily patch is manufactured by Schwarz Pharma AG. The patch contains a drug called rotigotine, which has not been sold before in the United States. Parkinsons...

Army Training Regimen Brutal in US, Needs Overhauling

...l, described in medical literature as an analgesic patch 80 times more potent than morphine. The Army said an overdose had killed him, and then, although his injured comrades said that dispensing drugs was as strictly controlled as every other aspect of life in PTRP, it essentially blamed the dead man as a...

Novel Catheter Technique Successfully Patches Holes in the Heart

...nterventions, May 912, 2007, in Orlando, FL. The patch successfully closed ventricular septal defects(VSD...edical records of 10 patients treated with the VSD patch between 1995 and 2005. Of these, 5 patients experienced rupture of the ventricular wall, or septum, ...

Dentists Need More Training in Oral Cancer Detection

...ails to heal or that bleeds easily; a white or red patch in the mouth that may not be painful but will not go away; a lump, thickening or soreness in the mouth, throat or tongue; and difficulty chewing or swallowing food. "Illinois dentists face many barriers to providing early detection and risk counsel...

Titan may Produce Glucose Watches Soon

...ll be equipped with a laser pointer illuminating a patch of skin over the sensor to read the glucose level while an infrared light detector monitors the response at the same time. Nanotechnology, from the Greek word nanos, meaning `dwarf' is now a bustling enterprise that spans the sciences, from physic...

Scientists Developing 'intelligent Clothes' to Monitor Wearer's Health

... textile patches. We will soon have a multi-sensor patch which will allow us to sense several elements in parallel." According to Luprano, fibres in the material collect moisture and bring it to the sensors, adding that the first version will be able to monitor sweat by measuring acidity, salinity and p...

Most Heart Patients Do Not Need Antibiotics Before Dental Procedures

...ardiac valve problems, recipients of an artificial patch to repair a congenital heart defect within the past six months and patients with a history of IE. For decades, the AHA recommended that patients with certain heart conditions take antibiotics shortly before dental treatment. This was done with the ...

Early Estrogen Therapy May Reduce Cardiovascular Risks

...rogen, estradiol, delivered through the skin via a patch is equally effective as, and potentially safer than, oral estrogen. Researchers have speculated that this method may be safer since transdermal estrogen does not go to the liver in high concentrations and has been shown to have little or no effect on...

Diet May Play Vital Role to Help Smokers Quit

...nicotine replacement therapy, such as the nicotine patch and nicotine gum, to help with withdrawal. Source-Eurekalert/B...

Patch To Increase Libido In Women

Intrinsa, a patch that is reported to increase libido in women will ...a licence by the European Medicines Agency. This patch could be placed on the stomach or bottom and it works by releasing the male hormone testosterone int...

$1.5 Million Grant to Yale for Narcolepsy-Neurotransmitter Study

...s. They came to this finding by using whole cell patch clamp recording, in which an ultra-thin glass pipette, like a very small straw, is used to record the electrical activity caused by movement of ions through channels in single nerve cells. Van den Pol said that these neurotransmitters had different...

Time Dependent Medical Devices in Danger –hospitals and Individuals Warne

...d to contact the device's manufacturer to see if a patch is needed to update the software. ANN...

Inner-ear Volume Study Leads to Higher Surgery Success Rates

... guidelines as to when kids should have surgery to patch the holes,” Hassan Ramadan, M.D., principal investigator on the study, said. Dr. Ramadan is the vice-chair of the Department of Otolaryngology at WVU and director of the Sinus Center. He and his co-investigators, Daniel Merenda, M.D.; Kazunari Koik...

Researchers Discover Key to Body’s Ability to Detect Subtle Temperature Change

...n confirmed their results using a technique called patch clamping that allowed them to record the electrical current flowing through individual open channels. “Using these single-molecule recordings, we see many different channel types,” Zheng said. The next question we are trying to address is whether t...

Allergy to Hair Dye Increasing

...that the frequency of positive reactions to PPD on patch testing is increasing. This was confirmed in a recent survey in London, which found a doubling in frequency over six years to 7.1% in a clinic for adults with contact dermatitis. This trend has also been observed in other countries. Market research...

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