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H2O - a cure for low blood pressure

...osmoreceptors (which sense salt concentrations) or stretch receptors in the stomach or liver," added Jordan, the director of the Clinical Research Center at the Franz University in Germany....

Science of swooning

... men and one woman, with an average age of 28, who stretch out in a metal cylinder while a vacuum was applied to it to lower the pressure on their bodies. This assumed the gravitational stress of standing up. Blood flow in their forearms was measured at four different gravitational levels after having a non-...

Good treatment for leg ulcers

...d 60 or over. Standard treatment is by compression stretch bandages, but up to a third of people still have unhealed ulcers after a year of this treatment.// Doctors at the University of New Zealand, have imparted out a review of evidence for pentoxifylline, a drug that improves blood circulation, as a tre...

Stretching the muscles doesn't make them more resilient

...ity of Wilsconsin, Madison. “We think that when we stretch we’re changing the tissues in some way that’ll prevent injury,” he says. “But in an animal model, stretching doesn’t seem to affect muscle damage. “Stretching may be good for some groups, says Best, including the elderly. All the reviewed studies we...

Risk Of Schizophrenia due to Gene Variation

...rchers found strong evidence that one version of a stretch of DNA that includes the two genes was associated with bipolar disorder. This consistency adds strength to the finding. These two reports are the first consistent demonstration of a gene complex associated with both bipolar illness and schizophrenia....

Obesity Can Increase The Chances Of Injuries

...erson can take, this may cause the obese people to stretch themselves and fall. Reference: American Journal of Preventive Medicine, July 2005...

Possibility Of Treatment For Permanent Hearing Loss

...ne differed by only two nucleotides over the short stretch of gene targeted by the RNAi, the mutant human gene was silenced while the normal mouse gene was unaffected. With a view to someday moving this therapy to humans, the researchers also developed a non-invasive strategy to deliver the RNAi. A small pi...

Bone tough

...e experiments again. The collagen became harder to stretch after it has been soaked in divalent calcium ions than when it had been soaked in monovalent sodium ions. +...

Mystery of nacrolepsy uncovered

...fall asleep. The defects both appeared in the same stretch of DNA. Among the Dobermans, the defect is an extra piece of DNA that throws the rest of the gene out of alignment. Among the retrievers, a chunk of the DNA is missing. In both instances, the body's cells can no longer use the DNA to build the protei...

Laboratory grown vegetarian meat

...tched or the beads would have to be expandable, to stretch the cells for the cells to develop. Once the cells have grown enough, they could be scraped off and packaged. If edible sheets or beads are used, all of it could be eaten. “The technology to produce something like a streak or chicken breast is stil...

New Pills To Keep You Awake!

... able to put off their sleep for several days at a stretch with the development of new pills that may hit the markets very soon. // The ‘24-hour lifestyle’ pills currently under development may allow people to get by on only two hours' sleep each night. The pill promises to deliver sleep that is deeper an...

Peelings And Scrubbings Can Prevent Post Pregnancy Marks

...agazine said. The same is true of massages. When stretch marks are already visible on the skin, the use of certain substances can help. Peptide and silicon derivatives are effective as well as plant extracts from ivy, lady's mantle, mimosa and holy thistle, the report said. Though they cannot remov...

Poor Quality of Cabin Air in the Plane Can Cause DVT, After A Long Flight

...ree, the group watched movies for eight hours at a stretch that saw them sedentary for eight long hours. Regular activity on a normal day for eight hours was also monitored for the group. After the flight, the levels of TAT complex shot up by an average of 30%, but dropped by about 2% after the cinema, and...

Distressed Couple Assists Parents Of Mentally Challenged Kids

... now pretends to swim like a fish, which makes her stretch her limbs and palms. The results are positive, he said. The Trivedi family also runs an awareness campaign on mental retardation of children. --Edited IANS...

A New Marker For Type-2 Diabetes ?

...es three to four times a week, for 60 minutes at a stretch , lowered RBP4, a protocol, says Kahn, many people could follow.She says her team is interested in doing a study to see if lowering RBP4 levels can help diabetics, but as RBP4 is required for vitamin A metabolism, it cannot be completely eliminated,...

Survivors of SARS Aid in Bird Flu Vaccine Development

...e to produce antibodies by the addition of a short stretch of synthetic DNA similar to that in viruses. The Wellcome Trust is funding the research. The Trust has mentioned that the team now planned to use the antibodies to H5N1 virus, developed from these patients, to neutralise strains of the H5N1 vir...

Jogging on Beach Could Cause Injury

...ded: "Replace shoes about every nine to 12 months, stretch and warm up before you start to run, and don't over-exert yourself if you aren't used to running long distances." Ciccotti also said that one should pay attention to the running surface and watch out for changes in the terrain that may cause a stum...

Prion Disease Agent Causes Heart Damage

...r"-specifically the glycophosphoinositol anchor, a stretch of amino acids at the COOH end of the protein-between the membrane of cells and the prion protein. By taking off this anchor, the researchers showed that the prion protein still folded but was no longer able to attach in normal amounts onto the surfa...

Atherosclerosis and its Mechanics

...ise and fall of blood pressure results in uniaxial stretch of arteries. However, the more complex geometry of artery branches promotes an unhealthy stretching of the blood vessel along more than one axis. A second mechanical force, the so-called shear force of blood flowing through vessels, also influences...

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

...ses for a few coins. As an afterthought we may now stretch our imagination just a little and wonder which doctor or hospital helped these beggars to their current fate. Having said all this, it is unlikely that the kingpins who run the ‘Beggar mafia’ will be nabbed. In all sincerity the Police is ...

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