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Heavy Drinking Raises Risk of Liver Cancer

According to Italian researchers, drinking high volumes of alcohol each day is associated with a greater risk of developing liver cancer. According to Dr.Francesco Donato,a professor of epidemiology and public health, at the University of Texas, the quantity of alcohol consumed is the most important dete...

Smoking and its Effects

...ory functions were diminished in the smokers. Lung volumes were nearly the same in smokers and nonsmokers. The greatest difference was observed in the reduction of airflow. Lung growth was also negatively affected in those exposed to cigarettes. Another reported finding is that significantly more smokers ha...

Does Radiation Cause Lung Cancer?

...e researchers believe the higher doses and greater volumes of the lung exposed to radiation in the first study may have led to the higher incidence of lung cancer seen in the group of women who underwent radiation. As more and more research suggests benefits for radiation after breast cancer surgery, an inc...

Patients Fare Better With Doctors Who Do More Angioplasty Procedures

...cedures safer. The relationship between physician volumes and patient outcomes is not as strong as it used to be, but it’s still present, said the researchers. While a cutoff number may not be enough by itself to predict how well a patient will do, it’s still a useful tool. In fact, the new study suggests ...

Changes In Brain Structure From Methamphetamine Abuse And HIV Infection

...amine abusers who are also HIV-positive, decreased volumes are correlated with increased cognitive impairment in one brain region, the hippocampus. The changes seen in brain structures could be the result of inflammation in the brain and/or compensatory changes associated with methamphetamine toxicity. Sou...

Iron deficiency found in children with prolonged bottle feeding

...ldren. "Toddlers who are bottle-fed consume large volumes of non-iron-fortified milk. This results in gastro...are that prolonged bottle-feeding and giving large volumes of milk to children older than 12 months can lead to problems with learning and development. Pediatr...

Brain Enlargement May Be Characteristic of Autism

...e enlargements were found in the cerebral cortical volumes of people with autism, but not where cerebellar volumes are concerned. The enlargement may commence towards the end of the first year after birth. The enl...

New Technique Enables Better Nursing Of Robin Sequence Infants

...ml. At the end of the study, much higher ingestion volumes of 63.46 ml and 55 ml was achieved in group 1 and 2 respectively. The feeding time was also much shorter when compared to the previously set target of 30 minutes. Group 1 and 2 had a mean time of 21.54 and 20.38 minutes respectively. ...

Work Permit Required For Indian Doctors in Britain

...ound concerns about this unjust shift which speaks volumes about the unfair way in which the immigration system operates in the UK and the high personal cost this has for individuals". (Source:IANS)...

The Multi-Faceted Chemical Benzene

...nce should be ensured. These recommendations speak volumes about total lack of concern on public health by the Government and absence of safety standards. Where there is lacuna, it is exploited for making profits and even where law exists, it is not implemented which creates chaotic situation and corruption ...

Conditions for a Happy, Satisfied Retirement

... to the report. Perhaps the difference that spoke volumes between the satisfied retirees and the dissatisfied ones, were the obvious answers from the former group that seemed to quote examples of "watching grandchildren" or "playing piano" when queried about their sense of purpose post retirement. The dissa...

Asthma Risk Pronounced In Children Living Close to Traffic Ridden Roads

... 300 meters (about 328 yards) away. Higher traffic volumes on the different roads were also related to increased rates of asthma. “These findings are consistent with an emerging body of evidence that local traffic around homes and schools may be causing an increase in asthma,” says lead author Rob McConne...

Loss and damage to the brain cells possible with lead exposure in years ahead

...s and used MRI scans to measure the workers' brain volumes and to look for white matter lesions, or small are...e, the more likely they were to have smaller brain volumes and greater amounts of brain damage. A total of 36 percent of the participants had white matter lesi...

Immunization Programme In Bangladesh A Success

...s-Georges Arsenault said "These special NIDs speak volumes on how a well-timed, well-orchestrated and well-designed response mechanism can contain the spread and resurgence of a serious health hazard like polio"....

Immunization Programme In Bangladesh A Success

...s-Georges Arsenault said "These special NIDs speak volumes on how a well-timed, well-orchestrated and well-designed response mechanism can contain the spread and resurgence of a serious health hazard like polio"....

Fewer Neurons in Amygdala of Autistic Males

...ification. It was found that although the amygdala volumes in all the brains was about the same, the autistic males as a group had almost 1.5 million fewer neurons than their peers. Earlier brain imaging studies have shown that autistic boys develop adult-size amygdala by they were eight years old, compare...

Too Much of Air in the Lungs Results in VILI

...dal volume) to protect against VILI. But low tidal volumes can lead to progressive closure of the lungs' air cells, called alveoli, reducing the lung's ability to exchange gases. One way to reverse closure of the alveoli is to periodically give a more robust puff of air, known as deep inflation.A new study i...

Current Cooling Devices Ineffective in Preventing Brain Injury

...netration of cold. But they thought the tremendous volumes of blood flowing through the brain would prove much more resistant. While the brain only accounts for about 2 percent of the body's mass, it uses 20 percent of the total oxygen intake, all of which is delivered by blood flow. The chemical reactions ...

Existing Brain Cooling Not Beneficial To Trauma Patients

...netration of cold. But they thought the tremendous volumes of blood flowing through the brain would prove much more resistant. While the brain only accounts for about 2 percent of the body's mass, it uses 20 percent of the total oxygen intake, all of which is delivered by blood flow. The chemical reactions...

Abdomen Can Help In Gas Exchange In Lung Failure

...that a nontoxic liquid capable of dissolving large volumes of gas would be needed. Friedberg felt perfluorocarbons were well suited for this purpose. "These were short-term proof of principle experiments performed on otherwise healthy pigs. What we found, however, was that the circuit was able to increase ...

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