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Overdose of Paracetamol was Dropped

...ade to 2004 , without a change to the smaller pack sizes that were credited with overdose reductions in the UK. young women, Aboriginals and those on social security remain at greatest risk. A University of Calgary, Canada team led by Dr. Robert Myers used administrative data to review over 1500 patient...

Canadian Children Prefer to Eat More Snacks

... showed nearly 5,000 children a variety of portion sizes of french fries, meat, cooked vegetables and potat...children; for vegetables, 52 percent chose portion sizes smaller than or equal to dietary guidelines. The study found kids who ate at fast-food restaurants...

MedAir AB Announces the Launch of Fingertip Pulse Oximeter

...; durability, the ability to fit a range of finger sizes from pediatric to adult, and use of standard AAA batteries. The device also passes IPX2 testing against water ingress. Today's medical community knows MedAir for its accurate and easy-to-operate capnography and pulse oximetry monitors. The LifeSens...

Size and Position of Floral Anther Plays a Vital Role in Pollination

...ork, Dr. Endress and his colleagues found that the sizes and positioning of the anthers facilitates pollen collection by buzz-pollinating bees . The male floral structures, anthers, release the pollen gradually, like tiny gumball dispensers. Unlike moths and butterflies that are often brilliantly colore...

Singapore's Dr. Love Brings Good Sex to Indonesia

... he says. Sex surveys, he complains, have sample sizes that are too small and answers that are unreliable as "talking about sex is pretty much taboo still in Asia." Indonesia already has mainstream relationship advice readily available in the media, as well as commercial public seminars offering advice...

People Living Near Nuke Facilities at Higher Risk of Leukemia

...only found in rural areas, which means that sample sizes tend to be small. The advantage of carrying out a meta-analysis is that it enables us to draw together a number of studies that have employed common methods and draw wider conclusions, said lead author Dr. Peter J Baker. Eight separate analyses in...

Scottish Engineer Devises Versatile Hand

...d has already won the approval of patients on both sizes of the Atlantic, including Iraq war veterans. Father-of-two Juan Arrendondo, was a sergeant in the US army when he lost his hand to a roadside bomb in 2004. He tried several other artificial hands before settlingon the i-LIMB. The 27-year-old-from...

Obese Infant Kacey Causes Concern

...e parents no longer understand the correct portion sizes for very young children or select the wrong types of food - crisps, fizzy drinks and other sugary or high fat snacks - for their child.Some health professionals think it is unhelpful to see childhood obesity as potential neglect. Babies who gain weig...

Using Portion-control Dishes can Help Obese Diabetics Lose Weight

...nce of obesity is paralleled by increasing portion sizes in the marketplace. Portion sizes are an important determinant of energy intake; the number of calories ingested by subjects at a meal...

Weight Control for Obese Diabetics

...te and cereal bowl with markers for proper portion sizes appear to help obese patients with diabetes lose ...nce of obesity is paralleled by increasing portion sizes in the marketplace, the authors write. Portion sizes are an important determinant of energy intake; ...

British Scientists Develop Artificial Skin

... "We envisage that it could be made in different sizes allowing it to be fitted together like a jigsaw, Richard Moulson, of Intercytex, said. "A surgeon would go to the fridge, retrieve the right size and place it on the wound. "It would then be bandaged up and off you'd go." Previous attempts by ot...

Using Drugs as Weapons can Never Be 'non Lethal', Say Doctors

... are likely to comprise people of varying weights, sizes and ages; some may be pregnant or have pre-existing medical conditions. It is virtually impossible to control the amount of a drug delivered or to ensure it acts without producing toxic effects or causing death. It is disingenuous of governments to...

New Guidelines for HIV/AIDS Prevention, Treatment Program in African Workplace

...his blueprint provides modules for business of all sizes with clear, crisp and concise action points on HIV...pport of Merck for use by African companies of all sizes - small, medium and large. Available in French and English, the tool shows how prevention and treatm...

A Pratical Tool to Detect Bone Mass Deficiencies in Children With Chronic Diseases

...r evaluating the status of children because sample sizes were too small and standardized protocols were not used for including and measuring patients, Dr. Kalkwarf noted. As well, the collection and analysis of previous data were inconsistent and did not factor in variables for age, sex and race -- all imp...

Pramlintide-A Boon to Restrain Fast Food Consumption

... treatment reduces 24-hour caloric intake and meal sizes and improves control of eating in obese subjects appears in the online edition of the American Journal of Physiology-Endocrinology and Metabolism. The findings of our clinical study further suggest that satiety hormones such as amylin can exert multi...

Popular Herbal Supplement Hinders the Growth of Pancreatic Cancer Cells

...ted with apoptosis and significantly smaller tumor sizes when compared to the control group. Triphala-treated tumors were half the size of tumors in untreated mice. Further testing revealed that triphala activated tumor-suppressor genes, resulting in the generation of proteins that support apoptosis, but d...

FDA Urgently Warns Consumers About Health Risks of Potentially Contaminated Olives

... letter "G" and are followed by 3 or 4 digits. All sizes of cans, glass jars and pouches of Cerignola, Nocerella and Castelvetrano type olives are affected. Symptoms of botulism include general weakness, dizziness, double vision, trouble with speaking or swallowing, difficulty in breathing, weakness of ...

Spain Launches Movement Against Skinny Fashion Models

...f the study is to unify the wildly varying clothes sizes in such a way that the same size number will always correspond to the same measurements. The size 46 will also become a normal instead of a special category, and plastic models in shop windows will be more full-bodied. The measures are to be laun...

Osteopathic Medical Education Will Help With Shortages

...planning to open in 2008), and the growth in class sizes at the existing colleges all will help strengthen the osteopathic medical field’s ability to provide high-quality health care to patients nationwide. And with osteopathic medicine’s special focus on primary care, especially in rural and urban underse...

New Microchip for Protein Sorting

...roperty) in the sieve causes proteins of different sizes to follow distinct migration trajectories, leading...ent sieving characters. When proteins of different sizes are injected into the sieve under applied electric fields, they will separate into different streams...

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