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Detecting anomalies in heart rythm

...nterval between successive heartbeats is the first variable to be calculated.// When the programme has completed its analysis, it outputs atleast three characteristic values describing the heart rythm to cardiologists. Regular checkups and ECG tests help doctors to decide whether patients require treatment ...

Protein and fat improve memory

...ts involving attention and non-verbal tasks showed variable effects, he says, suggesting that specific types of food energy enhance specific aspects of brian function.Further research is necessary to unravel the unique connections between each nutrient and brain region involved in memory, according to researc...

Artificial lenses- Boon to cataract patients

...nd cause the lens capsule to stiffen, he says. For variable focus lenses, this could be a problem. If such trails are successful, they add, however, some patients might not need to wear glasses at all - unlike most elderly people, who gradually lose the ability to focus at different distances as the natural ...

Rumbling stomach

...of the contractions and on what is in the tract, a variable mix of solids, liquids and gas, both swallowed air and the waste products of intestinal bacteria. When the stomach is normally full of food and liquid, the noises tend to be muted, but when the contractions are strong, especially when a bubble of gas...

Spray on contraceptive clears Phase I trial

...e to changes in pH that occur with oral dosing and variable transit times in the gut resulting in rapid fluctuations in plasma concentrations....

The Use of Radio Frequency Identification ( RFID) to tackle the growing menace of counterfeit drugs

... should make use of technologies such as optically variable pigments, magnetic inks, UV inks, fusion screens, encryption, 2 D barcode, water marks, security thread and laser printing. However they also say that instead of relying on RFID alone perhaps using a combination of various technologies would be ideal...

Causes of drug induced liver disease

...rule, but researchers feel that the rule is highly variable based on the drug that causes the damage to the liver. The researchers also found that AST and bilirubin levels can be taken as predictors of death from liver damage or the need for the liver transplant much more creditably. Reference: Hepatology, a...

Scientists Develop New Technology To Find About Human Ancestors’ Teet

...led wear patterns suggesting that both species had variable diets. This new information implies that early humans evolved and altered their diet according to seasonal and other changes in order to survive said the researchers. The new approach to studying dental microwear, the microscopic pits and scratches ...

WHO Steps Up To Create A Public Awareness About The Consequences Of Exposure To Radon

...rldwide, its concentration depending on the highly variable uranium content of the soil. Radon gas escapes easily from the ground into the air and emits heavily ionizing radiation called alpha particles. These particles are electrically charged and attach to aerosols, dust and other particles in the air we br...

Will anxiety regarding fertility treatment affect the chances of conception?

...those who conceived and those who didn't. The only variable that was significantly associated with pregnancy was the number of good quality embryos transferred. However, the fact that it was impossible to establish a link in a prospective study between stress and the chances of conceiving via IVF was encour...

Time to look into the SPF of your sunscreen

...ssment. A number of sunscreens were tested using variable methods on human volunteers from different countries to establish a standard method for determining IPF. The results of the study have proved to be inconclusive. The relationship between a sunscreen's SPF and its ability to protect against immunosu...

Scientists Awarded Appropriately For Contribution Towards Medical Research

... sequence that makes up the genetic code exhibited variable numbers of repeats. This meant that a DNA sample could be linked to the person it came from and ever since its introduction, the technique called as DNA fingerprinting has been used in solving criminal cases, settlement of paternity issues and ident...

A Novel Method Of Detection Of High Nuclear Grade Localized Renal Cell Carcinoma

...r RCC, immunosuppressive acidic protein (IAP) is a variable predictor of lymph node and distant metastasis in patients with RCC. At present it is impossible to determine the nuclear grade of RCC without removing the kidney. Researchers from the Department of Urology, Nihon University School of Medicine, Tok...

Diabetic Type II Women Have Elevated Bone Density Mass

...d with the presence of osteoporosis as a dependent variable and each lipid level, age, sex, and BMI as independent variables, only age and BMI were found to be associated with the presence of osteoporosis. This study provides evidence for an association between non-insulin-dependent diabetes and elevated...

Mathematical Model Can Now Help Predict Asthma Risk

...has been found that the asthma attacks were highly variable and random in patients with severe asthma. One probable reason behind this observation could be hypersensitivity of the airways even to minor environmental stimulus such as pollutants or allergens. Surprisingly, lung function instability has been n...

Self-Prescribed Vitamins And Herbal Remedies Can Do More Harm Than Good

...such as contamination, adulteration, substitution, variable dosage, dubious quality control and inappropriate labelling. Doctors need to directly ask about the use of CAMs in a non-judgmental manner to better ascertain the risks of drug interactions and potential side effects," the researchers wrote in the Me...

Sex Determination Gene Blamed For High Incidence Of Parkinson’s In Me

...e out of seven Parkinson's sufferers and is highly variable in terms of symptoms and disease progression. There is no proper available cure or treatment for this disease. Surgery and medication may be of limited help. A region of the brain called substantia nigra, has been found to secrete small amount of t...

Hospitals In India Opt For High-tech Scanners

...ne within five heartbeats after which there can be variable in results. "After five seconds, the heart rate starts to increase due to hypoxia (breath hold), which is why the five beat technology is so vital. It provides fast and accurate diagnosis while avoiding systematic recourse to invasive procedures," ...

Be well informed and better advice the key to better living

...tist in me makes it my preference that you try one variable or supplement at a time for each medical problem," said Neary. "The exception is taking a multiple vitamin-mineral supplement. That's always a good idea."...

Carotid Stenting Can Help Patients With Silent Disease

...ng a broader group of interventionalists with more variable levels of experience. At 5.7 percent, the CAPTURE trial had an even lower combined rate of death, stroke and heart attack than the ARCHeR trial, which had an 8.3 percent rate. The current study also looked for complications that might have gone undet...

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