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Doctors at risk- the ugly side of the noble profession

...it is a matter of communication skills, leadership qualities and crisis management. If the doctor and the patient with his folks can talk it out and iron out the differences, such ugly incidents can be prevented from happening in future.In India, in the city of Lucknow, doctors went on a days strike on the iss...

Estrogen lowers cancer risk

...w treatments that take advantage of the anticancer qualities of the pill". Over the last 20 years, death rates from bowel cancer have dropped more in women than in men. Some scientists believe this could be partly due to estrogen found in oral contraceptives and hormone replacement therapy. Regular scree...

Contraceptives have dual effects

... treatments that take advantage of the anti-cancer qualities of the Pill." The results also indicated that protection was stronger for women who had stopped using oral contraceptives within the last 10 years of the research period, compared to those who had stopped taking the Pill for longer. The Cancer Resea...

Ultrasound may mean end to classic stethoscope

... "The stethoscope is based on sound, and the sound qualities //don't always allow you to distinguish between a heart that is beating well, and one that isn't," say some doctors. "Sometimes the heart muscle is very weakened, but unless that weakening leads to extra sounds, you may not be able to pick it up." ...

Time to look into the SPF of your sunscreen

... progress has to be made before standardization of qualities for an ideal skin protectant rather an immunoprotectant will be arrived at....

Dark chocolate can help ease symptoms of diarrhea

...ntil now, very little has been known regarding the qualities of the cocoa bean or more specifically why it has been used in the treatment of diarrhea. It is believed that cocoa beans contain a large amount of chemicals called flavonoids that can be used to create natural supplements to ease diarrhea symptoms...

Protein Secreted By Worm Eggs Holds Key To Anti-inflammatory Therapy

...gs secrete a protein with strong anti-inflammatory qualities into the host tissues, that binds certain chemokines and inhibits their interaction with host chemokine receptors and their biological activity, and thus may be effective in battling against acute inflammations. The purified recombinant Schistosoma ...

Bio-engineered rice fortified with iron boost women health

...va, by selectively breeding to enhance nutritional qualities has merit for reducing micronutrient deficiencies in the developing world," said Haas. The biofortified rice was developed by the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in the Philippines. "Now that researchers know that the biofortified ric...

Like a particular taste and hate the other: Well, Blame it on the Brain!

...such that there is functional segregation of taste qualities in the periphery and at the first relay in the brain. Moreover, we show that activation of these different taste neurons is sufficient to elicit different taste behaviors. Thus, activity of the sensory neuron, rather than the receptor, is the arbi...

Glycaemic Index as an index of diet and tool questioned

...ributed to low-GI foods may actually reflect other qualities of those foods - like high fibre content, according to the researcher. Fibre-rich foods like whole grains are often lower on the GI scale. Dr Mayer-Davis said that in her view, health-conscious consumers should not bother with seeking out the GI of ...

New Research Reveals How We Process Brands And Products

...he brain are activated when we think about certain qualities of brands and products. The study, forthcoming in the Journal of Consumer Research, is the first to use fMRI to assess consumer perceptions and has important implications for the use of metaphorical human-like traits in branding. "[fMRI] allows on...

Teenagers Get Hooked To Ecstasy

...ently, allows users to stay awake all night. These qualities make it appealing for teenagers and young professionals. The main reason being that it helps them to stay awake for longer and working later which they assume would boost their careers. But on the other hand they are jeopardizing their health and emp...

Sound Of Sneezing Could Speak About Ones Personality Traits

...omes when one sneezes could reveal a lot about the qualities of a person.// Patti A. Wood, an Atlanta-based consultant who created the Achoo IQ Study for Benadryl, said a sneeze could offer a revealing look at someone's personality, reported the online edition of ABC News. Wood categorised sneezers into fou...

Doctors Too Need Rest

...an in Ann Arbor and his team are saying// that the qualities of service provided by resident doctors who have few hours of rest are compromised. The study was mainly conducted to support new restrictions on U.S. medical residents' work hours implemented since 2003. The findings were presented this week at the ...

Novel Anti-HIV Drug Being Trailed In Sydney

... remarkably over the past decade, but the curative qualities of the tested drugs are not there, so that means HIV therapy for life at the moment." He added that he was fairly confident of the drug's safety, "We have reasonably good data now that the vaccine is safe and that it produces the desired immune resp...

Marijuana may be Helpful in Lowering Blood Pressure

...s produced an anti-inflammatory response. These qualities have the potential for development of a valuable new clinical drug with a major market potential, especially for patients suffering from inflammation of the blood vessels as a result of hypertension, and others with metabolic irregularities, Maor bel...

Pomegranate Juice Remedy for Prostate Cancer

...2 %. On the whole pomegranate juice has other good qualities such as anti-inflammatory effects and high levels of antioxidants. Dr Hiley added that further research would give us an idea about the uses and the wider applications of pomegranate juice....

Study Being Conducted On Treatment Of Cancer patients With Honey in UK

...s shown that honey has been used for its medicinal qualities from the time of ancient Egyptians, who had regarded it as a cure for all. Dr Nick Slevin, the specialist leading the programme, said, 'Manuka honey has special anti-inflammatory and anti-infection properties and is believed to reduce the likelihood ...

Researchers have Developed Anti-wrinkle Cream From Camel's Milk

..."In our research we found that camel milk contains qualities that can be tapped for developing anti-wrinkle cream. We have not found any side effects of the cream so far, though the final phase of the trials is still to be conducted". The cream has been tested on a number of people and researchers have foun...

Novel Approach Assists in Locating Leads for Drug Discovery

...s discovered new chemical compounds with medicinal qualities through a labor-intensive, time-consuming process that involved manually testing the compounds on tissue samples or laboratory animals. About 15 years ago, researchers in the pharmaceutical industry developed high-throughput screening systems that te...

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