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Doctors operate upon patients in candlelight- latest from the quake scene

... break. At times they work in candlelight when the power fails, but the work goes on. Many caesarean sections to deliver babies were conducted in open verandahs. On Jan 27th nearly 1500 patients were operated upon without a break. Many fractures were fixed without x- rays. The worst quake in Indian histo...

India to benefit from pharma companies' move

... a legal revolution against drug apartheid. Street power is giving way to Internet power to make opposition known. Close to a million signed an Internet petition in support of the South Afr...

Half of world's children are passive smokers - damning disclosure from WHO

...authorities in court, and done everything in their power to delay and defeat meaningful action on second-hand smoke". Another startling and worrying statistic is that figures predict that nearly 20% of the women in the world, that is one in five women the world over, will be smokers by 2025 if current tre...

Noise tampers hearing

...from continued exposure to loud noises like music, power generators, drilling machines and firecrackers, according to a new national survey. The survery says that 5 million children have noise-induced hearing loss in one or both ears. If the loss is only in one ear, the child's overall hearing is usually ...

Prevention is better than cure

...er (for example, in school). Also, the resistance power of a child is low as compared to an adult. Cigarette smokers tend to have more severe colds than non-smokers and are more likely to suffer serious complications such as bronchitis and pneumonia. Though colds are generally contracted from other peopl...

How to diagnose heart failure?

...nct signs that signal heart failure. Generally the power of the simple physical examination is forgotten by many. But doctors at the Heart Failure Research Unit at the University of Texas now reveal that two signs in a physical exam are highly relevant to heart failure.// In a healthy adult, only two hea...

Antioxidants found in chocolates

... of antioxidants called catechins. The antioxidant power of a 50 gram bar of chocolate is equivalent to two glasses of red wine, four cups of tea, six apples or 15 glasses of orange juice. She also found that the chocolate antioxidants are well absorbed by the body, and remain active. So one can willingl...

Pollution could be a risk

...fine particles are mainly produced by car engines, power plants, refineries and other industries.// Professor Douglas Dockery, from the Harvard School of Public Health, believes the PM2.5s are dangerous because they can get into the tissues of the lungs more easily.He said: "They can get past the normal ...

Common contraception

...urbocharge at the last instant, when it needs more power to penetrate the zona pellucida," Dr Chapman speculated.A contraceptive designed to prevent fertilisation would not interfere with the gene but simply inhibit the ion channel protein, so that calcium could not pass through. "If a drug could be design...

Chlamydia toxin- a secret killer

...ping an anti-toxin vaccine. The research shows the power of the genomic approach. As the pathogens generate genetic secrets in increasing numbers, researchers would find new measures to fight against them....

The alarm clock in you

...Their work has also revealed the importance of the power of thought when it comes to controlling our sleep patterns. Professor Jan Born: It is a conscious mechanism to anticipate waking up According to// Professor Jan Born, one of the researchers, a surge of hormones is our body's way of saying "wake up!" ...

FDA attacks American Red Cross for blood violations

... controls. The FDA wants the court to grant it the power to levy fines of $10,000 a day as well as for each future safety violation inspectors discover....

Exposure to EMF may cause leukemia

...Peter Fews, at the University of Bristol, suggests power lines produce electrically charged particles called "corona ions". According to their controversial theory, these attach themselves to airborne pollutants such as exhaust fumes, giving them an electrical charge and making them more likely to be dep...

Air pollution may raise risk of lung cancer

...evidence suggests that an air pollutant emitted by power plants and vehicles raises the risk of lung cancer...r up a political debate that revolves, around huge power plants that continue to burn coal, and sometimes diesel fuel, to provide low-cost electricity for ma...

Ultrasound helps stroke treatment

...rasound devices, del Zoppo said he doubts such low power devices actually improve the recanalization rate of clot-busting drugs. The temptation, he said, will be to use more powerful devices "and that's where safety becomes an issue." He noted researchers in Germany and in Oregon tried putting ultrasound ...

A question on study of Adult Stem Cell

... any of the cell types in the body. This morphing power has inspired visions of stem cells one day being used to grow new heart, liver or brain tissue for people whose own organs are damaged, allowing the body to repair itself. Realization of such potential is many years down the road, if ever, scientists...

Antioxidants found in chocolates

... of antioxidants called catechins. The antioxidant power of a 50 gram bar of chocolate is equivalent to two glasses of red wine, four cups of tea, six apples or 15 glasses of orange juice. She also found that the chocolate antioxidants are well absorbed by the body, and remain active. So one can willingl...

Outcome of common medications

Despite the fact that doctors know the power of a common heart medication in reducing the risk of heart attacks and heart failure, many patients do not take the medications. Research shows the use of beta-blocker medication after a heart attack// can reduce the risk of early death by 20 percent...

Sweet corn releases antioxidants on cooking

...t produce but, you may well gain more antioxidant power than you lose on cooking. For vitamin C is not the only antioxidant in fruit and vegetables. Some antioxidants actually require heat to release them from plant cells so they can be absorbed into the body. Researchers at Cornell University in the US...

Protein can change worn muscle fibres

...ity of Texas, they reveal that the protein has the power to transform muscle fibres. There are two types of muscle fibre. Type II is the easily-fatigued type, which is predominant among those who don't or can't exercise. Type I is the energy-producing type of fibre which is found more in those of exercis...

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