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Antibiotics losing their power against acne

Acne has always been a major problem with teenagers. Pimples have been described by teens as an embarrassing and nagging problem. With beauty business becoming a multi billion-dollar industry, every one wants a blemish less skin and a spotless complexion. Every year a new Indian girl wins an international beauty pageant and the focus now is on looking your best. ....Pimples (acne) spoil the be...

Chewing gum found to increase brainpower

According to a new research, conducted by the University of Texas, and the Cognitive Research Unit, chewing gum has a positive effect on thinking, memory and other important tasks. ...."The results were extremely clear and specifically we found that chewing gum// targeted memory," Andrew Scholey of the university's Human Cognitive Neuroscience Unit said. "People recalled more words and performe...

Warning Signs On Powered Baby Milk

WHO has passed a resolution that from now on all powdered baby milk formulas will carry warning //signs against the pathogen, Enterobacter sakazakii. ....These strong warning signs will now appear next to nutritional information and label proclaiming mother’s milk as the best for infants. .. ..The alarm is due to the death reported by consumption of contaminated baby formula. A French hospital h...

Does Magnet Therapy Posses Healing Powers?

Leonard Finegold said that the magnets that are sold in the market does not provide any help in reliving the pain and treat health problems//. Magnet that are advertised over the net and sold without any restriction does not posses any theoretical and experimental value. ..Magnets are sought after by the successful athletes mainly to relive pain but the researchers prove that it is all bogus. T...

New genital gel could empower women against the AIDS epidemic

John Moore of Cornell University in New York and his colleagues are enthused by their finding of a new viral blocker that prevents the virus from burying into human cells. This blocker, in its initial testing in monkeys was found to curb sexual transmission of HIV between monkeys. The new study has backed the belief that microbicides - chemicals that hobble viruses - could act as shields against...

Some languages require more brain power

Mandarin speakers use more areas of their brains than people who speak English, scientists said on Monday, in a finding that provides new insight into how the brain processes language. ....Unlike English speakers, who use one side of their brain to understand the language, scientists at the Wellcome Trust research charity in Britain discovered that both sides of the brain are used to interpret va...

Exercising To Music Found To Boost Brain Power

Evidence suggests that exercise improves the cognitive performance of people with coronary artery disease say researchers // based on findings from their recent study. ..Researchers studied 33 men and women taking part in a cardiac rehabilitation program after having bypass surgery, angioplasty or other procedures to treat clogged arteries. The volunteers said they felt better emotionally and me...

Stretching May Not Decrease Risk Of Injury In Power Sports

A recent study in the journal The Physician And Sports medicine says that doing stretching exercises before any form // of power sports may not decrease the risk of injury, as thought so till date. ....Since early 1980s doing stretching exercises before sports is considered to prevent injuries and improve athletic abilities. Researchers had decided to conduct a study to see if stretching did at a...

Zinc increases thinking power of children

Researchers of a study on dietary minerals and their effects on children have found out that adding zinc to// the diets of children may help them in increasing their capability of remembering. ....Study was carried on the diets of Chinese children of age between 6 to 9 years where one group received a supplement of 20mg of zinc alone and the other group was given 20 mg of zinc plus micronutrients...

Childhood leukemia linked to residence close to high voltage power lines

In a research done by researchers of University of Oxford, UK, incidence// of childhood leukemia had been linked to proximity of residence to high voltage power lines. ....Researchers had looked into the cases of 29081 children with cancer, of which 9700 children had leukemia. These medical records were matched for age, sex and place of residence for controls. ....The results of the study indicat...

Testing Your Health & Charging Your Mobile At One Go - Check Out The Urine Powered Batteries

Imagine a credit card-sized, urine-powered paper battery that could make healthcare tests cheaper and even charge mobile phones! ..Current biochips need an external reader such as a laser scanner or an external source of power // , such as conventional batteries, to perform diagnostic tests. ....The technology developed by Ki Bang Lee at the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology in Singa...

Implantable devices to be powered by organosilicon compounds in the future

Medical technology has advanced so much to the extent of replacing lost organs or improving function of existing ones using artificial implants. These implantable devices are becoming commonplace today by serving as a good // alternative to the conventional treatment... ..Such effective utilization would not have been possible without the availability of lithium batteries that supply power, there...

Mushroom found to contain powerful antibiotic

Scientists at the Danish biotechnology company have now isolated a compound from a class of small black mushroom found in the woods of northern Europe. The newly discovered compound has been derived from a class of fungi called Pseudoplectania// nigrella and is believed to be as effective as penicillin. ..Plectasin, a peptide derived from the fungus, is found to be as effective as penicillin and...

Microbicides could serve to materialise women empowerment in the years to come

Microbicides are a broad range of user-controlled products that would help women protect themselves from sexually transmitted diseases including AIDS.// It can be developed in any form that is convenient to use such as a gel, cream, film or suppository. ..These microbicides will enable women to negotiate condom use or to abandon partners who put them at risk and would also help avoid unwanted pr...

Soft Drinks Can Strengthen Memory Power

The memory of a person can be improved through the consumption of fizzy soft drinks, according to a new research study. The neuroscientists belonging to the Glasgow Caledonian University have revealed that drinking the equivalent //of two cans of soft drink can boost memory retention by a fifth and combat dementia in older people. ....Psychology lecturer Dr Leigh Riby, who led the research, sai...

Killing Power Of Bleach Enhanced By Addition Of Vinegar

It is often simple answers that provide effective solutions to major problems. This is especially true in the case of disinfection as it has now been found that addition of white vinegar to common household bleach (diluted form) can effectively destroy bacterial spores. // ....Researchers from MicroChem Lab, Texas have found out this simple yet significant solution to bacterial contamination. So...

Direct To Home: Television Provides Powerful Fillip to Smoking Cessation Campaigns.

American Journal of Preventive Medicine has weighed the impact of advertisements that carry an anti-smoking message, with other types of cessation help -nicotine // replacement therapy (NRT), prescribed medications, professional help or advice, self-help materials, cessation programs, telephone quit line, or web-based cessation sites. ..The study has revealed that television advertisements were...

Anorexia - Overcoming Hunger Pangs Isn’t Just About Will Powe

Anorexia, an eating disorder has now been linked to lack of a neurotransmitter that is responsible for stimulation of appetite//. The study has for the first time proved that overcoming those hunger pangs and avoiding food isn’t just about extraordinary will power alone. ....The neurotransmitter is known to be neuropeptide Y (NPY). The oversupply of NPY makes it hard for obese people to lose wei...

Mind Training Can Unravel The Power Of The Subconscious Mind

A leading Indian mind trainer and motivator has been helping South Africans to improve their lives by unlocking the power of the subconscious mind. ..Jeetendra Adhia's workshops in various cities seek to teach// people how to use the subconscious activated state of the mind which he says lies between the conscious state and sleep. ...."Even the most successful people have never utilised more tha...

Europe: Empowering Society with Knowledge

European Science Foundation (ESF) is taking a big leap forward to launch Europe into Quality Higher Education mode//. Knowledge and education are significant contributors to the economic and social development in European countries, and despite this knowledge, very little research has been initiated that seeks to understand the processes that produce knowledge. .. ..The need of the hour is to ev...

Power Cuts Cost Patient His Eyesight

A man who lost sight in one eye because of a city hospital's inability to activate emergency power supply during two successive black-outs in the middle of a cataract surgery was awarded over Rs one lakh in compensation by a consumer court here//. ...."It had taken about 15-20 minutes of crucial and precious time for the restoration of power supply, which clearly reflected the lack of basic infra...

Solitons Could Power Molecular Electronics, Artificial Muscles

Scientists have discovered something new about exotic particles called solitons.Since the 1980s, scientists have known that solitons can carry an electrical charge when traveling through certain //organic polymers. A new study now suggests that solitons have intricate internal structures. ....Scientists may one day use this information to put the particles to work in molecular electronics and art...

Bionic muscles developed by scientists powered by alcohol and hydrogen

In the direction of development of prosthetic limbs researchers at University of Texas have developed artificial, super-strength muscles which are powered by alcohol and hydrogen. // ..As it appears in Science, these artificial muscles are 100 times more powerful than the body's own. ..Two types of muscle are being investigated by US researchers at the Nanotech Institute at the University of T...

3-D Imaging For Monitoring Reactor Systems, Power Plants

The researchers of Ohio State University have invented a technique that will scan the gases and solids, in three-dimensional images, inside the boilers and other industrial processing reactors. // ....Scientists can use the patented technique, called electrical capacitance volume tomography (ECVT), to observe how the density of materials varies inside a reactor. The end result could be better mo...

Mind is stronger than the muscle: power of brain over brawn

A new research suggests that thinking that you are strong and muscles are workings would actually make you so..This was revealed by a Hull University research team which asked 30 subjects to do biceps //curls and found their muscles worked more when they focused on what the muscles were doing. ..The method was to wire the subjects up to weight machines which monitored levels of electrical activi...

Figment of Imagination? A Powerful US Economy Gives Rise to Fatal Heart Attacks

Have you ever heard of a well-fed economy as a potential heart attack risk? According to a recent study, the risk of dying// of a heart attack gets elevated with the strengthening of the US economy... ..Christopher Ruhm, an economics professor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro wrote in his study that there is a pronounced increase in death rate due to heart attacks, when the econo...

India Need To Pay More Attention to Manpower in Healthcare

Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr Khandker Mosharraf Hossain said that an asymmetrical ratio exists between the manpower in the health sector for the present population. //He said an adequate manpower is necessary to ensure proper healthcare to the people. ..Statistics show that about 38,206 physicians and 20,034 nurses are working in the country of 140 millions people. The number of nurses...

Battery power from viruses in the pipeline

MIT scientists have developed a technology that uses the construction abilities of tiny viruses to build "nanowire" structures which function as in very thin lithium-ion batteries.// .... MIT Professors Angela Belcher, Paula Hammond and Yet-Ming Chiang have by simply manipulating a few genes within common laboratory virus strains were able to make the viruses grow and self-assemble into a functi...

Health Sector Manpower Asymmetrical to Population

According to Health and Family Welfare Minister of Bangladesh, Dr Khandker Mosharraf Hossain the manpower in the health sector is asymmetrical// to the present population of the country. ..Addressing a discussion as the chief guest at the Osmani Memorial Auditorium on the occasion of the World Health Day he said that about 38,206 physicians were working in the country for a population of 140 mi...

The Power of External Influence on Our Lives

What others think of us and to what extent their perception influences our behavior has often intrigued researchers. A write-up about this//, in the latest issue of Current Directions in Psychological Science reveals that that we are pretty much bound by what people do and the manner in which their feelings are expressed towards us. This is often infectious and exerts a strong pull on an individu...

Bicycle-Powered Portable Water Filter System For Disaster Zones

Researchers have developed a portable water filtration system, powered by bicycle that can be used in disaster zones//. ....The Nanyang Technological University's (NTU) institute of environmental science and engineering unveiled the unit, consisting of a bicycle coupled with a mechanical pump and a membrane module to filter the water. ....Believed to be the world's first, NTU experts said it is...

Naomi Watts, adds power to UN Aids Campaign

A champion in her own right, Naomi Watts is all set to champion a cause that is close to her heart. She has been appointed as U.N’s special representative to increase// the awareness of AIDS/HIV worldwide. She will strive to highlight the needs of the 40 m HIV patients. ....Watts, who has films like Mulholland Drive, The Ring and I Heart Huckabees in her repertoire, will be directly involved wit...

UV Rays Affects the Power of Vision

According to the recent survey which was conducted in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad and Kolkata it was shocking to realize that many people are not aware of the harmful effects of ultra-violet (UV) rays. // The results are that about 85% of the people in Mumbai are unaware that UV rays affect the eyes. About 73% of the people do not go in for a regular eye check-up. It is also found that peop...

Fish Oil Capsules Could Enhance Brainpower in Children

Regular doses of Omega-3 fish oil capsules could boost the brainpower of youngsters and improve their concentration levels, says a study//. ....The Newhall Park Primary School in Bradford, Britain, gave a daily dose of omega-3 oils to 34 of its pupils aged between eight and nine for about nine months and found improvement in their brainpower and concentration levels, reported online edition of Da...

AIDS – A Powerful Mankille

Aids (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) was first suspected to be a problem with immune system since it made 5 gay men in Los Angeles to suffer from a new infection//. ..Later, it was detected as AIDS due to a powerful HIV virus that have circulated all over the world and more than 22 million people died and about 38 million were supposed to be living with it – 25 years ago it was published...

Increased Childhood Leukemia Risk If House Is Near Power Lines

A charity called Children with Leukemia has urged MSPs to intervene to stop new housing developments near areas where there are power lines//. The charity said that health concerns were forcing people to reconsider buying houses in such areas. ...."It's a very clear message for the policy makers in Scotland - even those Scottish people not affected want a moratorium on new building where it puts...

Patients Empowered to Force for Better Services

Patients are to be granted power to petition for better local health services under proposals put forward by ministers. The petition must be signed// by 1% of the population to initiate a formal response from primary care trusts that commission local services. ....This is mainly seen as an attempt to give the public a "more powerful voice". Ministers have also said firms were being invited to ru...

Madhya Pradesh Hospital to Probe Power Failure Deaths

A Madhya Pradesh hospital Sunday ordered an inquiry into four deaths allegedly due to power failure.// ...."We have ordered an inquiry into the circumstances leading to the deaths that occurred Saturday evening during power failure," Hamidia Hospital superintendent S.C. Tiwari told IANS. ....Earlier, the superintendent had denied the deaths were due to power cut, stating the patients were in a...

Childhood vaccines may lose their power of long-term protection with exposure to chemical pollutants.

A report has indicated that the efficacy of childhood vaccines may be diminished in the event of exposure to chemicals //popularly used in the industry- example pollutant polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) ....This became clear after Grandjean and colleagues investigated the response to vaccination in two companions from the Faroe Islands, known for its high level of PCB. This was measured by exa...

Fabio Adds Star Power to Myositis Advocates

On Sept. 21, Fabio and patients with a chronic disease – myositis -- will speak to congressional staff members about this rare muscle disease. Most likely none of the staff// hearing them on this day – designated 'Myositis Awareness Day' in many states -- has any experience with this little-known and poorly understood disease. Internationally-known male model and actor Fabio does, and he will spe...
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