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Lost That Lovin' Feeling? Don't Blame the Pill

... Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy. The issue has roots in the early forms of the pill, developed in the 1960s, which often contained high levels of estrogens and progestins – many times as much as 80 to 150 micrograms in single doses. The makeup of birth control pills caused many women to become bloated,...

Breastfeeding Mothers Need Calcium to Guard Against Periodontal Diseases

...fects alveolar bone loss, the bone surrounding the roots of teeth. They found lactating mothers could put the bone structures around their teeth at risk, especially when they were on a diet with insufficient Calcium. "Our research emphasized the importance of having a high-Calcium diet while breast-feedi...

Come Apart and Rest Awhile – It’s Christma!

..., happiness and love in their lives. Tracing the roots of the Christmas tree, it is said that one day when Martin Luther, a well known German monk was crossing the woods, he was simply awed by the breathtaking sight of dew drops twinkling on fir trees. Taken up by the divine beauty of the tree, it is sai...

Celebrating Christmas With Wine – The Elixir of the God

...cheers to a copious flow of health benefits. The roots of wine are entrenched in Christianity, where wine is considered sacrosanct, alluding to the blood of Christ, which the Christians believe, is the means to salvation. The Bible has references of wine for health and enjoyment. During the ‘holy communi...

Doctors in Scotland Prescribe Homeopathic or Herbal Remedies

...s, as it shows what is actually happening at grass roots in Scottish general practice” adds Dr Jeffrey Aronson, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal and Reader in Clinical Pharmacology at Oxford University. “In September 2006 the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) introduced new rules ...

Women in the throes of depression portray differences in brain chemistry

...tudy adds further evidence that depression has its roots in specific alterations within the brain -- specifically in the endogenous opioid system that is a central part of the brain's natural pain and stress-reduction system. The findings also show significant variation between individuals with depression ...

Anorexia Nervosa – Uproot the Disease by Understanding Key Triggers and Motive

...al of importance to self-starvation, which has its roots in a deep seated need or emotion. In his estimate, treatment measures that do not take cognizance of the significance the illness holds in the patients’ lives, may not realize an absolute cure of the eating disorder, leading to a recurrence of the p...

Unwind with Yoga

...ew of yoga and its health benefits. Yoga has its roots in in ancient India and is today broadly understood as a system of relaxation, postures and breathing. Several forms of yoga have evolved over the centuries. While some focus more on spirituality, some focus on mediation and mastering the conscious m...

Is Binge Eating Addictive?

...r cause of obesity- overeating, which may have its roots in emotions, also suggesting that it could be addictive.// Researchers used an instrument capable of recording signals from the stomach to the brain to understand the exact road to obesity – the accelerators, the brakes and the tough ride ahead for...

Insight Into Tanning Process Suggests Novel Way to Prevent Skin Cancer

...mice whose fair skin stemmed from the same genetic roots as fair-skinned people. The researchers succeeded in generating red-haired mice whose light skin contained melanocytes, but when the mice were subjected to low levels of UV radiation, they did not tan. Nor did they tan when the UV levels were raised ...

Closing in on Lethal Heart Rhythm in Young Athletes

...onsible for ARVD. And now that we know the genetic roots of this disease, we can also create better blood t...s that further analysis of the condition’s genetic roots will help researchers to calculate the precise increased risk from each mutation for developing symp...

Chubbiness In Babies Might Not Be A Cute Sign

...he future weight problems could possibly owe their roots during the early days of life. They have cautioned and advised that the baby should be monitored regularly in a more practical manner. The health experts have in particular started discussing the growth charts that are currently being used world ov...

Maimed Conscience and Maimed Beggars (Medical Ethics in India) – Part

...censes of doctors may also be revoked; however the roots of commerce and corruption in the Indian Healthcare system are too deep rooted. The well knit system allows doctors to get kick-backs for referring the patient to a specialist or a diagnostic centres or surgeries. Even bigger tragedy that haunts this...

Genetic Mutation in Mice Suggests Extinct Mammoth Had Light and Dark Fur

...go who headed the team that discovered the genetic roots of the color differences in Florida’s mice. The coat pattern and color differences among populations of mice on the mainland and the barrier islands off the Florida Gulf and Atlantic coasts have been studied extensively since the 1920s, first by Fr...

Teeth Reformation could be Possible with Ultrasound Technology

...PUS power is reaching the target area of the teeth roots within the bone. TEC Edmonton, the U of A's exclusive tech transfer service provider, filed the first patent recently in the U.S. Currently, the research team is finishing the system-on-a-chip and hopes to complete the miniaturized device by next yea...

Australian beauty with roots in India open to acting in Bollywood

Australian beauty with roots in India open to acting in B'wood Sydney, Sabrina Houssami, the beauty queen with roots in India// who will represent Australia in the Miss World contest, says she is open to acting in Bol...

Growth Of Maple Trees Affected By Acid Rain

...il fungi that help provide more nutrients to plant roots -- were substantially greater around the roots of both seedlings and mature sugar maples in the treated plot. Future research will explore the rela...

Banana in grave danger of extinction!

... of a single variety - the Cavendish - the genetic roots of which lie in India. The problem lies in the fact that the Cavendish crop has been threatened by pandemics of diseases such as that caused by the black sigatoka fungus, the New Scientist reported in its latest issue. The main hope for surviva...

Sensory Input Necessary During "Critical Periods" Of Brain Development

...understood. A new study focusing on the molecular roots of plasticity has found that visual stimulus turns up the expression of some genes and turns down the expression of others, somewhat like a conductor cueing the members of an orchestra. The study also found that during different stages of life in rod...

Mumps Outbreak In The US

...ng that the speculation of the outbreak having its roots from England, where an outbreak of more than 100,000 cases of mumps has been reported, is possible, but they are yet to obtain any proof at this time, she said. Dr Gerberding noted that, as is the nature of mumps and the continued progression of the...

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