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Researcher Studying Disease That Cripples Newborns

...y like rag dolls. Typically, they suffer from poor sucking and swallowing responses, respiratory ailments and impaired motor development. Twenty-five percent of them die within a month. The outlook for those who survive is bleak they become increasingly weak and disabled and suffer from mental retardation. ...

IDRI and Chembio to Develop Tests for Leishmaniasis and Leprosy

...rasites are transmitted by the bite of small blood sucking insects (sand flies), which are difficult to control, as they inhabit vast areas of the planet. It is estimated that about 500,000 new cases of the visceral form (kala-azar or 'the killing disease') occur each year. Most of the deaths occur in childr...

Ancient Healing Technique Gains New Popularity in Iraq

... used, with the vacuum caused either by the healer sucking out air or burning bits of cotton or paper to eliminate the oxygen. Hajam's tools have progressed with the times, however, and are equipped with tiny pumps to remove the air and grip the skin. In addition to just aches and pains, the technique has...

Novel Airway Bypass Treatment Assists Emphysema Sufferers

...ient is in a permanent state of "breathlessness" – sucking in rapid, shallow breaths. Even the most nominal physical activities become difficult for emphysema patients and many become dependent on oxygen therapy. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine are now studying an investiga...

Pilates-new Age Gimmick or More?

...ectly by people mistakenly holding their breath or sucking in so far that they round their back." As a result, the correct muscles are not targeted and, over time, the back becomes more vulnerable than before. Claire Small, a spokesperson for the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, echoes her concerns. ...

Liposuction, Quick Fixes for the Obese

...e iceberg," it states. Liposuction refers to the sucking or vacuuming of fat from regions like the abdomen, thighs, chin and breast regions. Doctors are now worried as people who are overweight are trying out liposuction as a quick and easy means to get into shape. Says Rajiv Grover, a consultant plas...

Pacifier Use Reduces Incidence of SIDS: Study

..., there are some positive effects that result from sucking on pacifiers," says Jane Soxman, DDS, author of th...ly as those who sleep without a pacifier. Pacifier sucking makes it possible for the infant to be aroused from a deep sleep that could result in the stopping o...

Antacids also control oral bacteria

...air – or at least, it should be – but our constant sucking on hard candy and guzzling sodas with high fructose syrups leaves little time for repair," said Robert Marquis, Ph.D., of the University of Rochester Medical Center. Marquis, an internationally recognized expert on the bacteria that inhabit our mouth...

New foetal scans are misleading

...hi-tech ultrasound scans that show 12-week fetuses sucking their thumbs// and walking in the womb are dangero...After 16 weeks of gestation, activities like thumb sucking and yawning are seen and at 18 weeks, the foetuses seem to open their eyes. According to Professor...

Peek Before Birth

...ch produces moving pictures of a baby in the womb, sucking its thumb, yawning or even smiling. The images are then copied on to a DVD for the mum-to-be. Terry says: "It's basically a nice scan for women to bond with their babies, to see the a real view of the arms, the face, the legs. It's the chance to se...

Diseases Due To Ticks On the Rise In UK

... louping-ill, a virus that is transmitted by blood sucking parasites in the farm animas.// The main areas that are affected have been reported to be around the Devon and Lancashire. Reports have indicated that up to 2,000 people are affected in the recent times with Lyme disease in the UK each year, which i...

Humid Air is Little Help for Croup's Barking Cough

...is: they are a little bit drowsy, lethargic, pale, sucking in very hard with each breath, or the oxygen level is not good, or the sound is very marked. So for those kids we do have much more effective, known proven effective treatments.” For moderately severe croup, physicians use nebulized (given by mist)...

Galloping Horse Disease

...s and fortunately not transmitted to humans. Blood sucking insects or blood contaminated instruments or needles are the main reasons for spreading the disease. ...

Dummies, Bad For Breastfed Babies – Study Challenge

...nd that rather than giving dummy, which diminishes sucking reflex and reduce milk ejection it is better to provide a bottle of milk for sucking.Some says it poses infection, teeth damage, and become habitual. But contradicting the above, some dentists, Penny Gibson, consultant community paediatrician, a sp...

Dummies Serve To Reduce Chances Of SIDS

...he baby is also stimulated through the practice of sucking the dummy, which also enhances alertness. The functions of a pacifier are more mechanical than biological. The risk of SIDS is heightened when a dummy is regularly used and stopped suddenly...

Leeches Provide Clues Regarding The Prevention Of Heart Disease

...ning of different types of leeches and other blood sucking animals for their anti-coagulant potential. Medindia on chest pain: Some causes of chest pain require prompt medical attention, such as angina, heart attack, or tearing of the aorta. Other causes of chest pain can be evaluated electively, such ...

Combing Hair More Effective Than OTC Medicine For Head Lice

...nsects that live on people’s scalps. It thrives by sucking the blood from the scalp. Their eggs known as nits can be found glued to the base of the hairs. It hatches after 7 to 10 days. The lice are found only in human beings. Although harmless, they can make your head feel itchy. It is commonly found in sch...

Thumb Sucking in children Lead to Overbite

Thumb sucking in children should be stopped in order to prevent ...the current report suggests that even shorter-term sucking can have a notable impact. According to researchers, some dental organizations recommend that kids s...

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