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Smoking Speeds Up Muscle Loss

...smoking impairs the day to day upkeep of muscle by speeding up a condition known as sarcopenia - the loss of muscle mass with ageing which is linked to poor balance, gait speed, falls, and fractures. As a part of their study the researchers analysed 16 people in their mid sixties who were selected because o...

Al Gore's Son Charged With Possession of Controlled Substance

...a prescription and possession of marijuana, and a speeding infraction in connection with the pull over of his vehicle on July 4. A law enforcement source revealed on Friday that 140 Vicodin pills and "dozens" of other prescription drugs had been recovered from Albert Gore Thirds car. If convicted on al...

New Oz Road Safety Campaign Hits Speeding Youngsters Below the Belt

...ne thinks big of you. It will cause people who are speeding to think twice about the image they are creating,"... " Television advertisements that warned against speeding by showing graphic images of car crashes and injuries were no longer effective for young people who ...

New Health DrinkCoffee

...le acid and natural sterol secretion in the colon, speeding up the passage of stool through the colon (and thus cutting exposure of the lining of the intestine to potential carcinogens in food), and via other mechanisms as well. People who drank four to six cups of coffee a day had a 28 percent reduced ris...

Quality Versus Quantity: Transforming Kidney Transplant Policy

...ntitative benefit of a transplant lies, as well as speeding up the organ placement program. An approach of this sort would not prevent low risk grafts from being given to patients with short life expectancies, or vice-versa, but it would ensure that the decision rests with the patient, in contrast to a system...

Policeman in Trouble for Seeking Oral Sex in Return for a Favour

Caught for speeding or for being under drugs? Women willing to perform...encounter sent to her by the trooper, as well as a speeding ticket, to back up her story. The blog had been taken down by Tuesday afternoon, with a note sayin...

Global Warming Spurring Ocean Waves Speed

Global warming is speeding up ocean waves, a new study by Canadian researchers from the University of Victoria in British Columbia, has found. Geophysicists predict that as the ocean surface warms, these so-called planetary waves should speed up. To test this theory, John...

New Health Drink—Coffe

...le acid and natural sterol secretion in the colon, speeding up the passage of stool through the colon (and thus cutting exposure of the lining of the intestine to potential carcinogens in food), and via other mechanisms as well. People who drank four to six cups of coffee a day had a 28 percent reduced ris...

Age, Gender Major Factors in Severity of Auto-Accident Injuries

...sing the probability of not wearing a safety belt, speeding and the likelihood of certain types of collisions, but once you know these factors, the direct effect of alcohol on injury severity may not be statistically significant," he said. "For the most part, if you are drunk and hit a utility pole at 70 mph,...

Not All ADHD Drugs Are Equal

...s hyperactive or impulsive driving errors, such as speeding and inappropriate braking, compared with Adderall XR and placebo. “This was the first study of its kind to demonstrate that OROS methylphenidate has therapeutic benefits among teens for up to 15 hours,” said Cox. “We hope these results encourage te...

Fines Paid By Speeding Motorists Used in Funding Spinal Cord Injury Research

... State Department of Health is using fines paid by speeding motorist to fund research on spinal cord injury, whose number-one cause nationwide is motor vehicle// accidents. The Spinal Cord Injury Research Program created in 1998 uses these fines to fund research, and three research projects at the University...

Molecular Therapy Holds Promise in the Treatment of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

... are also damaged, they hurt instead of help, thus speeding disease progression. When the UCSD researchers isolated and shut off mutant SOD1genes in the motor neuron cells only, the disease onset slowed, but the course of the disease eventually caught up to the control rodents. When mutant genes in only the ...

Novel Approach Assists in Locating Leads for Drug Discovery

...activity," Dr. Austin said. "To achieve our aim of speeding the discovery of biological probes and drug targets, we needed a method that offered far greater precision coupled with the capacity to identify chemicals with a wide spectrum of biological activities."In their study published in PNAS, researchers fr...

Research Finds That Nicotine Hastens The Growth Of Lung Cancer

...a has reported that nicotine would directly act by speeding the growth of lung cancer.// They explained in the August issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, that tobacco smoke contains many agents that cause cancer, and that nicotine itself isn't one of them but they stated that nicotine promotes t...

Induced Labor A Danger to both Mother and Baby

...en who are tired of being pregnant and thinking of speeding things along by asking their doctors to induce labor is to let nature take its course. ‘Induction is not a benign process and is associated with risk factors, one of them being an infection inside the uterus. Women who are tired of being pregnant and...

Freak Incident Kills College Kid

...d to his death in Danvers by a car thief //who was speeding after stealing Koster’s car. Koster had beseeched the car thief, Roy C. Dowds Jr., 31, of Lawrence, to not rob his car, as per police reports. Apparently the car was stolen from the parking lot of a Danvers tuxedo shop. Witnesses informed the p...

Watch Out! Sideswipe Elbow Injuries On The Rise

... are particularly at risk of being swiped by a car speeding from the opposite direction. Additionally, loss of control during driving followed by a collision with a wall or post was found to account for elbow injuries. In some cases, the damage may be limited, such as soft tissue damage. In more severe case...

Facts about Common Cold and Flu

...ave also been found to be useful in preventing and speeding up recovery time. Eight glasses of water and/or juice per day is recommended. This will help keep the lining of the nose and throat from drying out, so that mucus remains moist and easy to clear from the nose. Smoke will irritate the throat and wi...

U.S. launching cancer gene-mapping pilot

...vel the genetic makeup of cancer, with the idea of speeding the discovery of gene culprits and treatments that...dependently will be able to share data in hopes of speeding such discoveries -- not just of specific gene mutations, but of chromosome rearrangements, faulty on...

New Drug Found To Improve Driving Performance In Young Adults With ADHD

... ADHD patients were five times more likely to have speeding tickets (5 or more) and three times more likely to...cebo. Safety-related driving parameters, including speeding tickets, traffic tickets, crashes, crash avoidance rating, time to collision and excess speed were s...

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