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Debate Rages over firing of HIV infected health care workers

... treatment. In the U.S.A. a curious case is being played out in the courts where a HIV infected health care worker is contesting his firing from work due to his HIV positive sero status. In 1997, dental hygienist Spencer Waddell's physician informed his employer of his seropositive HIV status. The employer...

South Africa dilly-dallying on AIDS situation

...e scientists and said the AIDS epidemic was overly played up. Now the opposition has joined the worldwide condemnation of the South African government’s way of handling such an explosive situation. However the government remains unruffled. On March 13th it refused to declare AIDS a national emergency.Whil...

Decision making made easier

...deodisc was liked by both patients and doctors and played an important part in helping the patient to come to a decision they were happy with. The new technology opens the door to better-informed patients, and more rational treatment decisions. If the tool were available over the Internet, costs would be ...

Snake venom a treatment for digestive disease

...teries or lungs, indicating that the prokineticins played an exclusive role in regulating intestinal muscles. The researchers found two prokineticins that are chemically similar. In addition, the researchers found a site that may be a receptor on the surface of intestinal muscle cells. This site had a che...

The phenomenon of sexual attraction

...n showed them a series of photographs of women and played tapes of their voices. 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 wer...

Music aids in curing dementia

...om Music for Life and one of the musicians who has played for dementia patients, said the therapy helps patients to communicate. There is a childlike quality that people suffering from dementia have, so they are reacting in an instinctive way often and sometimes their emotion is very raw and very close to t...

Music in link with epilepsy

...o negotiate a maze faster than those that had been played minimalist music or left in silence.// In other tests, children who were taught a keyboard instrument for six months, learning simple melodies, including Mozart, did better on tests than children who had spent their time working with computers. The...

No link between bad weather and rheumatism

...illusory mental image. The team found that weather played no role in levels of patients’ pain – neither causing the condition, nor worsening symptoms. The researchers found that women with fibromyalgia for less than 10 years were more sensitive to weather changes than women who had suffered from the conditi...

Heart patients should play Golf

...st to determine their exercise capacity. Then they played nine holes, pulling their own golf cart and wearing portable devices to assess their oxygen uptake. On average, those with heart disease worked at 57 per cent of the capacity, while healthy men worked at only 40 per cent (and needed to supplement the...

Jumping genes eliminate sections of DNA

...y a role in several diseases and are known to have played a major effect in modifying our DNA as we evolved.Altogether, L1 elements "may be responsible for creating about 27 percent of our DNA and perhaps more," Moran said. "So these have been significant players in evolution and shaping the human genome."...

Antibiotics help heart patients

...antibodies for C. pneumoniae. Researchers say this played no role in who had a beneficial effect from the antibiotics. Researchers conclude the study shows inflammation plays a major role in coronary heart disease. However, they write, "Our study design does not allow us to draw conclusions about the benef...

Unborn babies respond to light

...ch as 'hothousing',// where the baby is read to or played music while still in the womb. However, the effectiveness of inventions like this has been questionable in the past because there has been little proof that unborn children can respond to things outside the womb. Now, researchers from Bethesda, Mar...

Self control makes stress response easy

...educes the stress response. A group of 30 students played a game of video 'catch' - which simulates a stress situation. The game was accompanied by bursts of annoying noise. Half the students were told that they could reduce the frequency of the bursts by doing better at the game. The rest were told that ...

Decision making made easier

...deodisc was liked by both patients and doctors and played an important part in helping the patient to come to a decision they were happy with. The new technology opens the door to better-informed patients, and more rational treatment decisions. If the tool were available over the Internet, costs would be ...

Televisions ruling baby's world!

...to play with. They observed that the 12 month olds played happily with the objects if the actor had acted neutrally or positively to an object, while the infants would avoid the objects if the actor has seemed afraid or disgusted. However this behaviour was not exhibited by ten month-olds. Donna Mumme conc...

Risk of DVT for those spending long hours in front of computers

...nd it attained significance with the dominant role played by computers in modern day living....

Sleepwalking linked to a gene

...e without the condition to see if these genes also played a role in sleepwalking. Researchers found that those who had the sleepwalking disorder were 3.5 times more likely to have a sub-type, called HLA-DQB1 and they believed that this variation in their genetic make-up leaves them more susceptible to slee...

Music Makes you Smarter

...eers who did not play. However, those children who played for five years were the best at verbal memory tests. The theory behind the findings is that musical training stimulates an area of the brain that is also responsible for recall. Researchers say, "Such diverse evidence strongly implies that music tra...

Few Parents Help Kids Fight Acne

... celebrity spokesperson is Christopher Knight, who played middle son Peter Brady on "The Brady Bunch."The ACA campaign includes information on the cause and prevalence of acne, as well as treatment options. Acne is the most commonly diagnosed skin disorder in the United States. More than 40 percent of adol...

West Nile and Blood Transfusions

A new study shows blood transfusions may have played a role in the spread of the West Nile virus during the 2002 epidemic in the United States. Researchers interviewed individuals who donated their blood to patients infected with the West Nile virus. //They asked the participants whether they had sympt...

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