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Artificial lenses- Boon to cataract patients

...act, pulling on the rim of the implant, the lenses spring back out again to allow focusing on more distant objects. Shen has calculated accurately that these changes in the shape of the lens capsule should produce a focal range of 10 dioptres - as good as a healthy lens in a young person.“In principle it c...

Leukemia pill shows promise against stomach cancer

...nd causing severe side effects. // Approved last spring for a common type of adult leukemia, Gleevec can now be used to treat gastrointestinal stromal tumors, or GIST, which affect as many as 5,000 people in the US each year. Studies have shown it to be as effective in treating chronic cases of GIST as it...

Herbal treatment not to be sneezed at

Pollen pains spring can be a nightmare for hay fever sufferers. According to a new study in Arizona hay fever sufferers should be pointing to their garden for help and not trying to avoid it.// The study has found that a herbal treatment called butterbur is as effective...

Smart Plastic As Surigical Thread

...nserted as a small thread or string and would then spring to a designed shape and size one it is warmed by the body, said Langer....

How to determine allergies?

... due to allergy. If you start to sneeze during the spring months, you may well assume it's a pollen allergy starting up.If all the allergy tests shows negative, the only solution or diagnosis might be pollen allergy.// Doctors at the Mayo Clinic remind us there's such a condition as non-allergic rhinitis. ...

Top Ten Super Food Items That Can Help In Avoiding Cancer

... that, once inside the body, fruits and vegetables spring into the role of superheroes, fighting cancer and other diseases in at least eight simultaneous ways. And, like the Super friends, they seem to work better as a team....

Top Ten Super Food Items That Can Help In Avoiding Cancer

... that, once inside the body, fruits and vegetables spring into the role of superheroes, fighting cancer and other diseases in at least eight simultaneous ways. And, like the Super friends, they seem to work better as a team....

Early Awareness About Weight Management Needed To Tackle Lifelong Obesity

... in something called Fantastic Kids. It started in spring 2004 as a pilot program for girls heavier than 85 percent of their peers -- sometimes weighing as much as an adult. There are games in the pool, weights to be lifted at the gym. ''And in the classroom, we have them tell us what they eat and measure t...

Childhood Asthma Can Be Kept Under Control By Cost-Effective Home Based Interventions

...en-impermeable covers on the child's mattress, box spring and pillows; air purifiers with high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters; vacuum cleaners equipped with HEPA filters; and professional pest control. The home-based interventions resulted in significant improvement in health status and reducti...

Feast Of The East a gastronomic tour-de-force

...vours of Zhua Chao Dou Fu, pan fired beancurd with spring onion and soy sauce and unravel the mysteries of a He Ye Nuo Mi Ji dim sum - a stuffed lotus leaf parcel filled with sticky rice and mushrooms. Translated literally, dim sum means "to touch your heart" - and it actually does. Now for the main cours...

You Can Be Emotional And Logical

The emotional areas of the brain spring into action when one if faced with a tricky decision, according to a new study//. Ming Hsu of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena and his colleagues compared brain activity of study participants in two betting games. As they played, t...

Lead levels in disturbed soil post-Katrina unsafe

...mitting mosquito populations might increase in the spring and summer. The researchers are planning to expand their sampling study to include additional cross-sections of the city, Presley says. The Institute of Environmental and Human Health at Texas Tech University and the Patent & Trademark Institute of...

Seasonal Variation In Exercise And Eating Habits Identified

... also seen with carbohydrate intake maximal during spring while the intake of total fat and saturated fat wa...al activity levels were found to be maximal during spring season. In addition, this seasonal variation was more prominent among middle age men, nonwhites and ...

Surroundings Have An Effect On Weight

...ere four-and-a half years old and again during the spring of the first-grade year in school, when their average age was seven. Body mass index (BMI) was calculated by dividing their weight in kilograms by the square of their height in meters. The researchers found that 17% of the children living in the ...

Russia warns against travel to Turkey, Iran closes border

...gratory birds could bring it back to Russia in the spring of 2006. Hundreds of thousands of birds were culled but no human cases were reported. Meanwhile, Iran closed its Turkish border crossing on Sunday, and statements from a senior Russian health official were made on Sunday advising holiday-makers ...

State-of-the-art Heart and lung unit at Scotland by 2007

... the proposals for the site, which will be open by spring next year. Plans to create a centre of excellence at the former private hospital were suggested by doctors and fast-tracked by Greater Glasgow Health Board. The site will utilize empty space at the Golden Jubilee to bring together expertise and eq...

UN Fears Melting Of Ice Would Concentrate Toxins in the Chinese Water Supply

...eck the increase in the levels of chemicals during spring while the ice melts. It said that the pollutants which are frozen would become liquid and then move on to the gaseous stage and mix with the water. Otherwise the denser liquid which was in the lower layers will become light and rise to the surface ...

Methyl-DNA binding Proteins To Fight Cancer

...of a molecule. Special methyl-DNA binding proteins spring into action, bond with a section of the methylated DNA and suppress gene activity. One such protein that the researchers are interested in is Kaiso. They assume that this protein plays an important role in the intestine cancer development, and knowle...

Ontario Unprepared To Deal With Flu Pandemic

...he outbreak of rubella in Oxford County during the spring of 2005 has served to awaken the authorities that the health facilities need to be improved. A flu pandemic in Ontario may result in as many as 65,000 hospitalizations and 19,700 deaths. This will result in stretching the existing medical facilities ...

Face Transplant Patient Jeopardizing Chances of Recovery By Smoking

...'s face had been badly mauled by her Labrador last spring and she decided to undergo a face transplant. Her doctors, who are currently lecturing at a conference in Tucson, Arizona, feel that the operation was a success despite the risk of rejection due to this renewal of smoking by the patient. Initially he...

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