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El Ni?o cycles linked to cholera outbreaks

...thousands of miles away in Bangladesh can expect a surge of cholera cases, according to the first mathematical model to link climatic cycles with subsequent cholera outbreaks. Details of the climate-disease model are reported in the latest issue of the journal Science by ecologists at Cornell University...

The alarm clock in you

...to// Professor Jan Born, one of the researchers, a surge of hormones is our body's way of saying "wake up!" - but only when we are expecting to wake up. The researchers measured the levels of two stress hormones - adrenocorticotropin (ACTH) and cortisol - in the blood of two sets of people as they slept....

Women's strong sense of smell

...tudies have shown that during ovulation, there's a surge of oestrogen which increases sensitivity.// The structure of the nose is the same in women as men. Theories have also shown smells activate a greater region in the brain in women than men." "A new study showed that although sex differences in olfact...

Chewing gum found to increase brainpower

...ibuted to an increase in heart rate coupled with a surge in insulin to the brain. The experiments involved ...e other possibility was that chewing gum induced a surge of insulin due to the mouth watering in anticipation of a meal....

Hepatitis shots is promising

...inst the virus at a time experts are forecasting a surge in cases of Hepatitis- C liver damage over the next few years.The experimental treatment includes weekly injections of Pegasys,a long acting form of interferon called pegylated interferon.It could be approved for U.S sale next month.A similar drug w...

Swimming in Chlorinated Pools Raises Asthma Risk

...germs in swimming pools may be responsible for the surge of childhood asthma in developed countries, according to Alfred Bernard of the toxicology unit at the Catholic University of Louvain in Brussels. // Disinfectants contain compounds that generated potentially harmful gases when they come into contact ...

Common Plant Triggers Asthma

... with the biology of allergens. They also say this surge of respiratory problems was not associated with the amount of air pollutants. Study authors conclude there is a marked relationship with two popular plant pollens and their implication in the high levels of asthma emergencies during their release in...

Good carb, bad carb? Experts debate.

...nleashes metabolic havoc: The body responds with a surge of insulin, which prompts it to quickly store the sugar in muscle and fat cells. The high sugar also inhibits another hormone, glucagon, which ordinarily tells the body to burn its stored fuel. Blood sugar plunges. So much is stored so fast that wit...

Accuracy of Some Natural Family Planning Methods Questioned .

...revealed by ultrasound scans, the detection of the surge of luteinizing hormone -- a hormone that controls the length and sequence of the menstrual cycle -- and basic daily conception probabilities. Researchers found systems using a mini-microscope, which rely on the user recognizing “ferning” patterns fr...

Sudden Stress Found To Mimic Heart Attack Symptoms

...esearchers, patients have actually suffered from a surge in adrenalin and other stress hormones that temporarily “stun” the heart , causing them to experience symptoms similar to a typical heart attack including chest pain, fluid in the lungs, shortness of breath, and heart failure. However according to re...

FDA To Set New Guidelines To Revise Drug Companies Marketing Tactics

... led to revised guidelines in 1997 that "set off a surge in ads say reports. The agency says that it will hold a public meeting to gather information and opinions about DTC drug ads, according to people with information on the issue. Such sessions typically serve as the first formal step in setting new r...

Malnutrition And Obesity Goes Hand In Hand

... of more high-fat and sugar-laden foods there is a surge of nutrition-related chronic diseases around the world. At the same time that diets have changed, physical activity has decreased. The highest rates of overweight and obesity are now often found in low-income groups. Many populations have been left i...

Diagnosis of Alzheimer's years before clinical signs emerge

...n the future, predicts Jagust, so there has been a surge of interest in diagnosis. Neither predictive test is ready to deploy, however. Myers wants first to replicate her results using a group two or three times bigger than the one she has been working with. Jagust plans to repeat his tests while using a ...

Medical Tourism To India Hurts US Hospitals

...ent to India last year. This number is expected to surge by 15 percent this year and by 2012 it could net $2.3 billion annually for India. Richard Merli, managing editor, Health Care Insider, KPMG notes that consumers in the low to middle income brackets may be dismissed by American hospitals since they la...

CMHA Calls For Better Trained Police For Dealing With The Mentally Ill

...an. Tasers are capable of delivering a 50,000 volt surge of electricity. The political leadership of the city maintains that the taser is a fairly safe weapon to use to stun suspects, and far less dangerous than a service pistol....

Job Or Emotional Stress Can Increase Risk Of Heart Attack

...ack induced by emotion or stress is triggered by a surge of hormones, which causes only the top part of the heart to contract, reducing blood flow. This phenomenon was first discovered by Japanese researchers in 2001. When an angiogram reveals the cause, a balloon pump helps the heart push blood to the re...

Glycaemic Index as an index of diet and tool questioned

... white bread and potatoes, tend to produce a quick surge in blood sugar, and some studies have suggested that diets heavy in such foods can contribute to weight gain, diabetes and heart disease. Still, a direct relation and associations between high-GI foods and elevated blood sugar and diabetes have not ...

Vegetarianism: An Antidote To Obesity

In the recent years there seems to be a surge of obese people in the US and researchers say that sticking to vegetarianism not only keeps one slimmer but also healthy. The vegetarian diet as also reduces the risk of heart disease, diabetes, //high blood pressure and other life-threatening cond...

Pain Can Be Felt By Premature Babies

...ed blood tests They said that the results showed a surge of blood and oxygen in the sensory area of their brains, which meant that the pain was processed in the higher levels of the brain. The team further stated that this finding clearly shows that there was a chance that pain experience could influence...

Women Are One-upping Men in the Longevity Game!

...r-sex. //In 2006 especially, there appears to be a surge in the life expectancy rates of women the world over, so much so that they seem to have beaten men to it! This change is particularly evident in developed nations and the gap seems to be narrowing in most Western European countries, with lifestyles...

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