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Some Common Human Injuries Also Common in Dogs

...e air, come down and land on one leg with a little twist and a pop. That would be similar to the way a football player or a basketball player would get a cruciate rupture," Roush said. There are certain factors that may contribute to a cruciate ligament tear. These factors also mirror risk factors for pe...

Parents Boycott India School After HIV Kids Allowed Back

... officials said Monday. The move was the latest twist in a six-month battle that has highlighted the stigma suffered in India by those living with HIV and AIDS -- in this case one boy and four girls aged between five and 11. The children appeared to have won a victory last week when the Christian scho...

Myelin Associated With Early Evolution of Huntington's Disease

...hat a breakdown of myelin is the cause, but with a twist - it is the myelin that develops early in the formation of the brain that breaks down ahead of time and ultimately leads to the disease's symptoms. Huntington's disease (HD) is an uncommon, inherited neurological disorder that eventually deprives i...

Massive Recall of Magnetic Toys in US

...se. The magnets become trapped in the body and can twist or pinch the intestine, causing holes, blockage and infection in the intestine or blood poisoning. All of which can lead to death. The CPSC says it is working with manufacturers, the toy industry and other stakeholders to protect children from the ...

Master Switches Found for Adult Blood Stem Cells

...ir up with matching full-length RNA, then fold and twist it, rendering the larger RNA useless. But the RNA pairings are not perfect, and one microRNA can latch on to several hundred RNA strands. "They act like a single circuit breaker to efficiently control hundreds of RNAs," says Civin, the Herman and Wal...

Organic Food Fever Catches Up In Delhi

...ng out another marketing strategy. Adding another twist in favour of organic food, Shiva said it was because of the lack of money for pesticides that farmers in several states had been committing suicides. "If farmers start growing only organic food then they will not have to borrow any money for pestici...

When Type 1 and Type 2 Are Mouthed By Babes ...

... now. Most people have the answers to this sad twist in the saga, attributed to sedentary lifestyles of children, convenient smart homes, fat laden food , which is common to most households. Parents will need to be cautious and watchful of early symptoms which could show up as excessive thirst, or fat...

Brave Aidan Fraser Heading Home After Lifesaving Surgery

...y parts of the tumor, which had caused a grotesque twist in his upper spine, overstretching his spinal cord. They removed the deformed bones in the boy’s neck that had been crushed by the tumor and replaced them with healthy bones that were taken from the ribs. The doctors said that without an operation...

Brain's pleasure chemical doubles up for pain as well

...w study from the University of Michigan adds a new twist to dopamine's fun-loving reputation: pain. Using sophisticated brain-scanning and a carefully controlled way of inducing muscle pain, the researchers show that the brain's dopamine system is highly active while someone experiences pain – and that t...

Malayali Nurses - Lifeline of Keralites Abroad

... content to play// house-husband. One could just twist the adage 'Behind every successful man, there is a woman' - to read - 'There is a nurse behind the success and prosperity of each family' to suit the European Malayalis. A seven-day trip to Europe - during which I met around 200 people from Kerala ...

Limb Transplantation with a Difference

...mbs to mice from unrelated donors - but here's the twist - without giving the mice immunosuppressive drugs. At this time, Tung is the only researcher in the United States investigating limb transplantation with this protocol, which uses proteins called costimulation-blocking antibodies. With current treat...

Colas Are A Health Risk: Ramadoss

... Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss has added a new twist to the cola row by claiming that colas are equally dangerous even without the added pesticides.// "All carbonated drinks like Pepsi and Coca Cola have high-risk factors as much as tobacco and a comprehensive policy on such drinks are needed," he sa...

Gates Foundation Adopts Fight against Encephalitis

...xciting," said Jacobson, "For many years, at every twist and turn, it looked impossible. But now it's happening." Credit for this goes in part to the $27 million grant which the Gates Foundation gave to PATH in 2003 to support a vaccination campaign in Asia. But the real reason behind its recent success...

Solitons Could Power Molecular Electronics, Artificial Muscles

...lecules. Because polymer chains tend to bend and twist as solitons pass through them, scientists have wondered whether solitons could be used to power artificial muscles for high-tech robots and devices to aid human mobility. Such muscles would be made of organic polymers, and flex in response to light o...

Depleting stock of antiretroviral drugs in Uganda raises concern

...er the next couple of months. This is surely a sad twist to Uganda’s AIDS campaign, and activists are extremely apprehensive of its fallout and the dire implication to lives. ...

Confusing advice on child obesity

...extent of physical exertion has taken a perplexing twist according to a recent study based on Scottish children. //The bottom line of the study scoffs at the underlying connection between the extent of physical exercise in children and child-obesity rates. The finding hovered around the importance of genet...

Pepsi company in a lawsuit(soup)!

... off-the-shelf testing. So this could be another twist in the pepsi saga!...

Nitiol Stents A Better Alternative for the Conventional Stents

...advantages of these stents are that they can bend, twist and even regain their shape after being crushed. Martin Schillinger and his co-researchers at the Medical University of Vienna found that patients with the nitinol stents could walk further on a treadmill and had less of a chance of having the tubes ...

Rare Bone Disease Traced To Faulty FOP Gene

...use of FOP. 'We've reached the summit. The genetic twist that leads to FOP, is relevant to every condition that affects the formation of bone and every condition that affects the formation of the skeleton,' said Dr. Frederick Kaplan, in a telephonic interview, commenting about the discovery. The results ...

How Healthy Is A Regular Dose Of Cod Liver Oil?

... legendary benefits, are now shocked by the sudden twist in the tale. The body requires Omega –3s, since it is not capable of producing it on its own, the supply has to be from external sources. The most important source of these acids is from fish. It helps in tissue repair, for skin repair, the nerve...

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