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Briton Set for Pacific Solo Odyssey to Highlight Warming

...tic Ocean in her lightweight 24-foot (seven meter) silver rowing boat and is now attempting a far greater challenge, a 6,700-mile (10,800 kilometer) trek across the vast expanse of the Pacific. Savage, who is due to depart from under the Golden Gate Bridge, will stop off in Hawaii and the South Pacific is...

Mercury in Antiques can Pose a Hazard - Study

... a cleaner moved it. An attempt to vacuum the tiny silver balls off the carpet only made things worse, requiring a hazardous materials team to be dispatched to Parker House Gifts and Accessories last summer. "I didn't really think it was the hazard that it became," Smith said. "I grew up in the days when ...

Maggots Rid Patients of MRSA

...m will compare larval treatment with antibacterial silver dressings and the biogun treatment, which uses ionized air to create superoxide radicals and eradicate bacteria. Professor Boulton said: "This is very exciting. We have demonstrated for the first time the potential of larval therapy to eliminate MR...

Nanocomposite Labeled Cancer Cells Targeted and Destroyed by Using Lasers

... a dendrimer nanocomposite (DNC) matrix containing silver clusters that can be used to target and destroy melanoma cancer cells. Composite NanoDevices (CNDs), are an emerging class of hybrid nanoparticulate materials. CNDs are made from dendrimer-based polymers, for example from poly(amidoamine) [(PAMAMs)...

New Strains of TB Can Be Used as a Powerful Bioterror Weapon

...yrocketing. In this kind of environment, rare gold silver and platinum coins will go BERSERK,' said DiGeorgia....

Maggots Rid Patients of MRSA

...m will compare larval treatment with antibacterial silver dressings and the biogun treatment, which uses ionized air to create superoxide radicals and eradicate bacteria. Professor Boulton said: "This is very exciting. We have demonstrated for the first time the potential of larval therapy to eliminate MR...

Diet May Play Vital Role to Help Smokers Quit

...w looking at the possibility of using the chemical silver acetate, which is known to alter the taste of cigarettes, to help smokers quit. The additive could be given in the form of a gum or a lozenge as part of smoking cessation treatment. "Every deterrent treatment requires willpower," Rose said. "This ...

Haryana Government Proposes to Set Up Medical University

...ter healthcare to its people. // Addressing the silver jubilee celebrations of the Government Dental College at Rohtak town in Haryana, Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said that setting up a medical university would help in providing better healthcare facilities for people of the state. Hooda sai...

Art of Living's - 'Stress Free America'

Washington: To celebrate the silver jubilee of The Art of Living in the US, a special programme – 'violence free, stress free' America initiative;// is being launched by Indian spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. The programme is likely to be attended by over 2,500 people along wit...

Present Teenagers Are Unhealthier Than Their Parents

...inking, smoking, obesity, drug abuse etc. The only silver lining to this issue is that these conditions can be treated. Obesity in adolescents has increased fourfold between 1970 and 2000 while there is a three fold increase of sexually transmitted diseases. Drinking, teenage pregnancy and suicides have...

Chemicals Used To Make Synthetic Color Can Cause Cancer And Permanent Blindness

...colour - Mercury sulphite ? Gulal - Silic While silver - Aluminum bromide, which is carcinogenic (a chemical that is believed to cause cancer.) It is believed that using Oils, creams and covering up will help to protect the body from these toxins. But in fact these chemicals can enter the body through ...

Common Ingredient in Big Macs and Sodas Can Stabilize Gold Nanoparticles for Medical Use

...ating on the development of biocompatible gold and silver nanoparticles for medical applications. "We found that gum arabic can effectively 'lock' gold nanoparticles to produce nontoxic, nanoparticulate constructs that can be used for potential applications in nanomedicine," Katti said. "We have developed a...

Mercury can Kill

...when people play with it, thinking it to be just a silver ball. It is absorbed into the skin and the blood," said Agarwal, whose organisation will join a large number of NGOs at the 24th United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Governing Council meeting Feb 5-9 in Nairobi to urge governments across the g...

World Leprosy Day – Easing Pain and Giving Hop

...ransmitted in a manner similar to ‘cold’; the only silver lining, that it is not as contagious as cold. People living many years in leprosy endemic areas, especially where fresh cases of leprosy are detected, carry a greater risk of catching the infection. Leprosy is classified into several types based o...

A 'Damaged' Brain May Ease Urge To Smoke

Damage to a silver dollar-sized region deep in the brain called the insula may completely erase the body's urge to smoke, according to new research//. Obviously brain damage is not a treatment option for nicotine addiction, but the new results may offer leads for th...

Chinese Herb Shows Promise In Reducing Hypertension

...and a retroperitoneal approach was used to place a silver clip to constrict the right renal artery. Sham-operated hamsters and mice underwent the same procedure, except for the placement of a clip. Both sets of hamsters received 50 |ìg of tanshinone IIA/100g of body weight once a day for two weeks. After...

Beware of Fatty Liver Disease

...ich were thought to be the lot of adults. But the silver lining is that it is not a permanent condition, if it is detected in time and appropriate measures are taken. But researchers stress that prevention is the key. If the liver is impaired beyond repair, the condition may be serious and irreversible....

Lead Laden Metal Necklaces Turn Noose on Children’s Neck

...ngs and a petite silver-colored metal chain with a silver colored flower with the word "Best" engraved on the metal bar beneath the flower. If your children have chewed or sucked on the necklaces or key chains, it is advisable to meet with the doctor and have the blood lead levels ascertained without dela...

'Gender-Benders': Sports and Sex Determination

...an, the Indian middle-distance runner who bagged a silver medal in the 800 m event at the 2006 Asian Games in Doha, was stripped of her medal when she failed the sex-determination test. We are now living in an era when sports can be equated to exorbitance, with global banners and the government vying with...

Tsunami-Hit Coastal Regions Needs More Relief

...ge is exuding life now. Along the innocent-looking silver beaches about 80 km south of Chennai, India, new casurina saplings are knee high and men are back to weaving nets. 'Udavum Karangal' (Helping Hand), one of Chennai's largest rescue and rehabilitation institutions has built 72 houses in the village...

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