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Reducing TB With Ultraviolet Light

TB is a potentially fatal disease caused by bacteria. It can attack any part of the body but usually targets the lungs.// Researchers say beginning in the 1940s with the discovery of antiviral drugs, the disease slowly started to disappear in the United States. However, it began to reappear in the 1980s when the HIV epidemic surfaced. Researchers say TB is a co-infection of HIV.However, the inci...

Sugar Cravings

Waking up late at night, when hunger strikes may seem a familiar story for many. Researchers say sugar cravings occur because people do // not eat enough throughout the day. People tend to get too hungry, and when this happens they tend to crave carbs and sweets . ..Studies show when people starve themselves or diet, they become depressed, irritable and angry. When these same people resume norma...

Cutting down on alcohol may reduce cigarette craving

In a study published in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental, researchers of University// of Chicago have found out that smoking is related to alcohol consumption, and reduction to alcohol intake may help the smokers to smoke less. ....Scientists for the study think that people who want to quit smoking needs to abstain from drinking in order to experience the lesser effects of a with...

Smokers may differ in their cravings for smoking

A brain scan study of the smokers reveals that the smokers may differ in their cravings// for a smoke depending on their brain’s sensitivity to smoking. ....Researchers have found that the urge to smoke after a period of abstinence will vary in smokers according to the brain responses to the smoking habit. Researchers from the Duke University Medical Center had looked into the brain images of smo...

Neurobiology Provides Answers To Block Memory-Related Drug Cravings

Drug addiction can be better handled following discovery of a novel chemical compound that blocks memory-related drug cravings. The finding has all the potential to be the basis of new therapies to aid drug-addiction recovery efforts // according to neurobiologists. ....Because exposure to people, places and objects previously associated with a drug habit can trigger overwhelming memory-based cr...

Catherine Zeta wants to give up nicotine cravings

London:: Hollywood actress Catherine Zeta Jones has made a New Year's resolution to get rid of her nicotine cravings, because she is afraid of the impact her deadly habit will have on her growing kids. // ....The 36-year-old beauty, is concerned because her two children, Dylan-five and two-year-old Cary are approaching an impressionable age, when kids become curious to know ..about every little t...

Skin Cancer Risk Increases With Ultraviolet-B Radiation Exposure

A new study published in the December 21 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute says that exposure to ultraviolet B (UV-B) radiation reduces the ability // to repair the chromosomal damage caused to the skin and hence increases the risk of developing basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. ..UV radiation is the commonest cause of skin cancer and is responsible for breaki...

Genes May Determine Craving For Cigarettes

Certain genes in a person can make him more predisposed where smoking is concerned, according to a new research. This research may result in better cures for the addictive habit. A gene which is called CYP2A6 serves to regulate the// body’s nicotine metabolism. Nicotine is the primary chemical responsible for smoking addiction. ....People carry different forms of the CYP2A6 gene, and this is mo...

Vayalar Ravi Wants Health Education In Schools

Union Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs Vayalar Ravi today said that he wanted health education to be made compulsory in primary school classes to help the coming generations to lead a healthy life.//.. ..Inaugurating a two-day 'inter-faith interface' on AIDS awareness in Thiruvananthapuram he said: "My personal view is that at least one hour a week should be devoted for health education by...

Single Women with Baby Cravings Can Actually Cradle their Own, Courtesy NHS

Single Women who wish to have children of their own are growing in number, and this has led to a novel scheme whereby single women in their 30’s and 40’s desirous of having a child are going to be given free fertility treatment on the National Health Service.// ....Hospital administration is re-working the policy to help women have children without their partners. Camden primary care trust in L...

Adult And Children Cravings: Sleep and More Sleep is a dream!

Adults and Children dream of wanting to sleep more and more and just can’t seem to get enough of it. According to a research conducted by the University of Athens//, one among four adults and one in three schoolchildren complain that they are not getting enough of snooze time every night. ....Psychiatry professor and head of the Greek Association of Sleep Research Costas Soldatos said, “We spend...

Yoga Can Keep Youths Away From Drugs: Ravi Shankar

Spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravishankar has said practising yoga, pranayam and meditation will help youths to keep away from drug and alcohol abuse. // ....'Youths crave for something different and it is our duty to introduce yoga, pranayam and dhyan (meditation) to them,' he said while interacting with reporters last evening at Tapobhoomi, a ashram of Brahmeshanand Swamiji at Kundaim, 15 km from h...

Ultraviolet B (UVB) Radiation Reduces Risk of 16 Types of Cancer in U.S.

A study published this week in Anticancer Research confirms that solar UVB irradiance is associated with reduced risk of 16 sites of cancer, apparently through production// of vitamin D. These cancers include 6 sites of gastrointestinal cancers, 3 cancers of female sites, 3 urogenital cancers, 2 types of lymphomas, and 2 upper aerodigestive tract cancers. ....The analysis examined age-adjusted m...

French Surgeons Take Off for First 'Gravity-free' Surgery

A team of French surgeons took off on a specially equipped aircraft early Wednesday from Merignac Airport in Bordeaux to attempt the first-ever operation // carried out in weightless conditions, the Bordeaux University Hospital Centre (CHU) said. ....The Airbus A300 is equipped with a special surgical module, which could serve as a prototype for equipment used in future surgery carried out in t...

Is the urge to binge as strong a craving as sex and recreational drugs to addicts?

A recent study conducted by Yale School of Medicine has revealed that the urge to eat can become addictive just like recreational drugs and sex to individuals who crave for yet another go. // ..The same hormone associated with your hunger pangs has now been identified as the one to be responsible for influencing the pleasure inducing area of the brain which can chain a person to getting addicted...

Anti-Craving Drug, Naltrexone Helps Women Quit Smoking

A new study finds that the anti-craving drug, Naltrexone may lessen cessation-related weight gain and negative moods and women who are trying to quit smoking appear //to benefit more than men. As a first step towards individualized medicine, scientists are focusing on gender differences in nicotine addiction and in treatment. ..Researchers Andrea King and her colleagues of the University of Chi...

Pfizer Awaits FDA Approval for New AIDS Drug, Maraviroc

Washington –According to the recent communiqué from US drug reviewers, the experimental AIDS drug from Pfizer Inc. promises to contain the HIV virus when used in combination with popular drugs.// ....The drug, in question named as maraviroc may find a prominent place amongst drugs meant for AIDS with its power to impede the CCR5 co-receptor, the main route for the entry of the virus into the c...

Reduction in Nicotine Craving Predicts Ability to Quit

The stronger the reduction in nicotine craving after smoking the first cigarette in the morning, the more difficult it will be to quit smoking//, according to a Yale School of Medicine study in Drug and Alcohol Dependence. ....In a study of 207 smokers, the researchers found significant reductions in craving, withdrawal and mood after smoking the first cigarette of the day. The greater the cravi...

Appetite-regulating Peptides Influence Alcohol Cravings

A new study has confirmed that appetite-regulating peptides leptin and ghrelin influence alcohol cravings for some alcoholics. ......Craving, a powerful urge to drink, is an important contributor to the development and maintenance of alcoholism. ......Professor Otto Lesch of the University of Vienna has divided patients of alcohol dependence into four groups Type 1 that refers to people with...

Compound Present in Plant may Help to Curb Craving for Cannabis

An experiment on mice conducted by US scientists has shown that a compound extracted from a plant from the buttercup family has the ability to reduce craving for marihuana, and block its effect on the brain. ......Steven Goldberg of the Maryland based National Institute on Drug Abuse found that upon administration of the plant extract, the rodents lose their hankering for a synthetic version o...

Reduction in Nicotine Craving Predicts Ability to Quit

The stronger the reduction in nicotine craving after smoking the first cigarette in the morning, the more difficult it will be to quit smoking , according to a Yale School of Medicine study in Drug and Alcohol Dependence. ......In a study of 207 smokers, the researchers found significant reductions in craving, withdrawal and mood after smoking the first cigarette of the day. The greater the crav...

Weight Management Achieved by Controlling and Not Suppressing Food Cravings

According to a new calorie-restriction study, accepting food cravings and keeping them in check may be an important component of weight management. ......The first six-month phase of the study provides new insights into food cravings, specific types of foods craved, and their role in weight control. ......Cravings are really normal; almost everyone has them, says corresponding author Susan Robe...

Food Cravings are Linked to Weight Managenemt

Findings from the first six-month phase of a calorie-restriction study conducted at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (USDA HNRCA) at Tufts University suggest that...accepting food cravings and keeping them in check may be an important component of weight management. ...Supplemental results from the Comprehensive Assessment of the Long-term Effects of Restricting Inta...

Suntan Helps to Prevent the Cancerous Effects of Ultraviolet Rays

A recent research has found that a suntan is the bodys best effort to deflect the known cancerous effects of ultraviolet (UV) light .......Researchers at the Harvard-affiliated Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston have conducted a series of experiments and found that a suntan helps prevent the body from the cancerous effects of ultraviolet rays.......However, they maintain that this finding sho...

A Drug That Helps Cut Alcohol Craving

A Finnish study of heavy drinkers has shown that a craving-curbing drug has the potential to counter problem drinking. ......During the study, published in Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, 403 participants were administered either a placebo or the drug nalmefene on an as needed basis. ......It was observed that people who received the drug whenever they felt the desire to imbibe r...
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