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Yawning Actually Helps You Keep Awake

...g and recorded the number of contagious yawns each volunteer made. While watching the films, students were told to inhale and exhale in one of four ways: strictly orally; strictly nasally; orally while wearing a nose plug; or just breathe normally. The results showed that 50 per cent of people told to breath...

Hundreds of Cyclists to Ride for Alzheimer's Cause

...till time to register for Memory Ride, as a rider, volunteer or crew member....

US Dentists Help Victims of Domestic Violence Smile Again

...tic violence survivors in touch with dentists who volunteer their services. To date, 500 applicants have been treated in the United States. They are carefully screened and a counselor or social worker must confirm that the injuries were caused by domestic violence. That's sometimes done through checking pol...

Sex Offender Honored Twice by Texan Lawmakers

...emy said, it would strengthen its screening of the volunteer doctors. Lolly Lockhart, a nurse consultant of T...s medicine part time on a fill-in basis and enjoys volunteer work, including the Capitol duty, Lockhart said. In January, Rep. Leo Berman, a Tyler Republican, ...

Charity Slot Machines a Thing of the Past in Norway

...machines and has given humanitarian organisations, volunteer groups and sporting clubs until July 1 to remove t...vernment officials. In return, the charities and volunteer groups will share a portion of the revenues generated by the state's machines. But they can't expe...

American Cancer Society Launches Major New Study

...in the 1950s and involved hundreds of thousands of volunteer participants. The Hammond-Horn study and the first... research department with a unique community-based volunteer structure like Relay For Life; we can reach diverse populations nationwide who have a shared commitm...

Study to Investigate Gene's Effect on Bone Loss in Breast Cancer Patients

...or blood markers that indicate bone turnover. Each volunteer will be genotyped for CYP19 variants to investigate any link between genetic profile and bone loss....

'Muscle Noise' may Diagnose Neuromuscular Disease Sans Radiation Exposure

...ntimetres apart, along the thigh of a healthy male volunteer while attaching increasing loads to his ankle. This enabled them to measure the vibrations produced by his vastus lateralis thigh muscle under different stresses. With the help of this sensor array, the researchers measured the velocity of vibratio...

Operation Smile, may Need to Smile Without Jessica Simpson

...t 10 years. Operation Smile is a not-for-profit volunteer medical private organization that provides complex reconstructive surgery and related health care to children and young adults in developing countries and the United States who may have been born with birth defects like cleft- lip or palate. Oper...

Climate Change Signal Detected in the Indian Ocean

...e, combined access to ocean observations using the volunteer ships of opportunity program and a set of models used by scientists in developing the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fourth Assessment. Thanks to the operators and crew of commercial ships, Australian scientists have access to a reg...

Diabetes Management in Schools Act Will Help Ensure Oklahoma Students With Diabetes Are Safe at School

...lated care at school, school personnel who wish to volunteer as "volunteer diabetes care assistants" will also be trained to provide supplemental diabetes care, particularly when the school nurse is unavailable. Additionally, the bill ensures that schools are open toward blood glucose monitoring, offering st...

Toolkit to Assess Reproductive Health Needs of Displaced Women

...oolkit will help support efforts of government and volunteer organizations, as well as United Nations agencies that provide reproductive health services to conflict-affected women. For example, in two refugee camps in Ethiopia, findings showed that the majority of women had experienced physical or sexual viole...

Cord Blood Transplant Benefits Blood Cancer Patients

...nd racial minorities currently underrepresented in volunteer marrow registries worldwide. While the study showed that umbilical cord blood took longer to rebuild the blood-making cells in the body, it was associated with a lower risk of graft versus host disease, a potentially lethal complication, especially...

World Blood Donor Day

... dedicated to celebrate and thank each and every volunteer who donates blood without gratification, save the knowledge that their action has saved lives. The purpose of the day is not to ensure that there is a steady flow of donors, but rather to emphasize the fact that voluntary non-remunerated blood donors...

American Cancer Society Launches Major New Study

...in the 1950s and involved hundreds of thousands of volunteer participants. The Hammond-Horn study and the first... research department with a unique community-based volunteer structure like Relay For Life; we can reach diverse populations nationwide who have a shared commitm...

World’s First Attempt To Restore Sight Using Gene Therap

...proaches have helped patients. But one 18-year-old volunteer died in a gene therapy experiment in 1999 and two French boys cured of rare immune disease later developed leukemia.Over 70 percent of gene therapy trials to date have been for cancer, where the process is complicated by the need to reach multiple si...

Software System to Improve the Function of Retinal Implants

...rge, which are more or less similar to a ring. The volunteer sees these variations on a small screen that is integrated in a frame of glasses. By means of head movements, the person selects those variations that appear most similar to a ring. From these choices, the learning software draws conclusions how to i...

Yoga Helping Fight Autism Down Under

...l and say, 'Is there any way that you could send a volunteer teacher here? We haven't got any money, but we've got these people who we think could really benefit from yoga', and we were like, 'We'll find someone'," the founders of this centre were quoted as saying. Source-IANS...

Panic may Lead to Serious Mental Health Problems in Adolescents

...t a panic-type experience, researchers guided each volunteer through a three-minute breathing challenge, a laboratory procedure that has proven safe with adolescents. This was done with 123 adolescent participants, and the adolescents or their parents had the option to withdraw at any time. None did. The res...

Pigs Arrive at Bio-secure Center

...t as seen by the comments of W. Michael Gretschel, volunteer president of the Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation: "We will provide the world new hope for transplants that will relieve patients from the day-to-day burdens of insulin administration and threats of high and low blood sugars that cause deadly ...

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