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Brisk Walking lowers memory loss in women

According to a research presented during the American Academy of Neurology in Philadelphia, brisk walking may help women keep their brains young. Women who walk regularly are less likely to experience the memory loss and other cognitive declines in mental function that can come with aging.// ..In the study, they concluded that the least active women walked an average of about a half mile per wee...

Sleepwalking has genetic roots

Adults who sleepwalk are more likely to have a specific genetic variant of part of their immune system than those who do not. Sleepwalking in adults is quite different from childhood sleepwalking.// It's more likely to lead to injury or violent behaviour, and those affected often have other health problems, like sleep apnoea. A study of 60 adult sleepwalkers in Bern, Switzerland, shows an interes...

New operation for swallowing problems

An ingenuous technique which reshape the throat area helps people who cannot swallow because of paralysis. Swallowing is a very complex operation, involving the co-ordinated action of various of the cranial nerves. One of these, the vagal nerve, controls the swallowing at the upper end of the digestive tract// - that is, above the esophagus, but below the mouth. When this nerve is paralysed, aspi...

Upgrade Health Benefits: Wal-Mart in a Tight Spot

Olympia: With an imminent deadline, labor unions are pushing Wal-Mart against a Wall, to cough up more on Healthcare for its staff. // ..Although it appears that the unions are doing this for the cause of the workers, and improve their lot, there appears more to it than what meets the eye. The scene is on the brink of a major tussle between the vehemently anti-union companies and the unions them...

Change in walking might indicate Dementia

According to new research from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, they have observed that doctors have a new tool that may help them predict who will develop a form of dementia later in life.// The research from Albert Einstein College of Medicine finds the presence of an abnormal gait in elderly people without dementia predicts the risk of developing dementia. The form of dementia is non-Alzh...

Sleepwalking linked to a gene

A new study published in the journal, Molecular Psychiatry suggested that scientists have discovered a genetic marker which may make people susceptible to sleepwalking. Sleepwalking is a complex disorder and affects around half of young children and up to 3 per cent of adults. Though the condition is harmless, it may sometimes cause injuries to the person with the disorder or to others. Scientist...

Spinal Cord Patients Walk Again

Paralysis clearly means learning to give up many of the activities to which you are accustomed to doing. In many cases, that can mean not being able to go places that aren’t wheelchair accessible or even standing to get something off a shelf. Now, new research in Philadelphia brings paralyzed people a little closer to a normal life. ....With the push of a button, something amazing happens to Les...

Swallowing Magnets Found To Be Dangerous for Kids

Swallowing foreign objects is a common occurrence among children between 6 months and 3 years old. About 80 percent of objects // that reach the stomach will pass through the gastrointestinal tract on their own. However, up to 20 percent will need to be surgically removed. ..Children who swallow more than one magnet need immediate medical attention. Researchers say if magnets are allowed to pass...

Walnuts Could Aid Patients With Diabetes

A new study shows that low low-density lipoprotein, also known as LDL or "bad" cholesterol, could be reduced by 10 percent // thereby improving the relative amounts of “good" cholesterol. Researchers say a diet that includes between eight and 10 walnuts a day could deliver the right kind of fats and fatty acids that might also help combat insulin resistance, which is associated with early stage t...

Leisure walks with low cardiovascular exercises work best for weight loss

Walking at a leisurely pace for a good distance along with some cardiovascular exercises work best// for losing weight in obese people. ....Researchers of Colorado University had found that slow paced walks can help obese people burn more calories than past faced walks they do to get into shape and lose some weight. The amounts of calories that get burned per pound of body weights remain same for...

Cobblestone Walking May Be The Key For Healthy Living.

A recent pilot study showed that walking on a cobblestone mat surface resulted in significant reduction in blood // pressure, improves balance and physical performance among the age groups of 60 and adults. ....John Fisher,Ph.D., from the Oregan Research Institute said that Compared to conventional walking, the experience of walking on the river rock-like surface of manufactured cobblestone mat...

Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals Inc awarded the prestigious outstanding supplier award received from Wal-Mart

In a statement released by Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals Inc (RPI), they have stated that have received the prestigious Supplier Award // from Wal-Mart, the largest chain store in the US, for outstanding performance in the first quarter of 2005. Wal-Mart Stores is a global company with more than 1.3 million associates worldwide and nearly 5,000 stores and wholesale clubs across 10 countries. .. ....RP...

Withdrawal Notice Issued For Older Pacemakers Due To Malfunctioning of the Device

Health professionals have been recently notified that some older pacemakers manufactured by Guidant Corporation may malfunction due to a build-up of moisture //in the device. The products include early generation designs that have not been sold or implanted in the past 4 years, some of the names of the affected models include the Pulsar Max, Pulsar, Discovery, Meridian, Pulsar Max II, Discovery I...

Adolescents Who Walk To School Are Fitter, More Active

Adolescent school-going children who regularly walk to school are more physically fit than their counterparts who travel to school in buses, cars or trains. // .. ..The study, published online by the BMJ today, suggests that how children travel to and from school seems to affect overall physical activity. Understanding these findings is important for promoting healthy school and transport strateg...

Swallowing Exercises Helps With Cancer Treatment Recovery

Chemo-and-radiation therapies make head-and-neck cancer patients feel as if they have been drinking scalding coffee for weeks. Anticipating that the treatment may later cause difficulty swallowing, doctors usually order a temporary // feeding tube through the stomach wall. This however sometimes can cause more difficulty with swaloowing... ..But UAB head-and-neck surgeon William R. Carroll, M.D.,...

Walnuts a source of the Anti –oxidant Hormone Melatoni

New research has shown that consumption of walnuts can boost blood levels of melatonin and antioxidants in rats. Melatonin is a hormone that is naturally produced in humans by the pineal gland. It is most commonly associated with // inducing and regulating sleep, since it is produced during the hours of darkness. ..Researchers investigated whether melatonin is present in walnuts, and whether ea...

Morphine Withdrawal Complicates Hepatitis C Infection in Drug Abusers

Hepatitis C, a condition that leads to inflammation of the liver is common among intravenous drug users. There are nearly 70-80 % of abusers are suffering from // the disease in the United States. .. ..This high association has generated interest in determining the effects of drug abuse, specifically opiates, on progression of the disease. The discovery of such an association would impact treatm...

Doctors take part in walk: a step towards creating diabetes awareness

The World Diabetes Day is observed on November 14 in order to create awareness related to Diabetes, which is a group of diseases with one thing in common - a problem with insulin, and has reached epidemic proportions. // .... As a part of the World Diabetes Day, a walk is being organized in Madurai on November 14. The walk will begin at 7.30 am from IMA hall, Panagal road and end at th...

Miss Universe Walks The Ramp For AIDS Awareness

The evening chill was just starting to set in when the world's most beautiful women, headed by Miss Universe Natalie Glebova, sashayed down a ramp under a starry sky at a show of fashion, colour and some skin, all aimed at AIDS awareness.// ..Glebova was also joined by Miss Afghanistan 2005 Veda Samadzai and six other international models at the show here Wednesday night to promote awareness ab...

Crisis Time In Wales NHS Dentistry

Dentists in Wales are warning that many more practioners could start private practices if there is no solution forthcoming from the NHS. //The problem is to do with heavy workloads and dentists are threatening to take action by going private if their loads are not lightened. ....The UK as a whole in the grip of a dental crisis that threatens to go out of control, thus affecting thousands of poor...

Paralyzed Patients Can Be Trained To Walk With Robotic Treadmill

Researchers at the UT Southwestern Medical Center have found that brain activity of paralyzed patients can be improved by providing them training using robotic treadmill. This is believed to benefit // a majority of patients who exhibit partial paralysis following spinal cord injury. ..In the future, rehabilitation strategies could be individualized based on whether injured persons are capable o...

New device to help spinal cord injury cases walk

A new device developed at the University of Toronto stimulates the muscles of patients with spinal cord injuries, helping to increase the walking function in those with no hope of walking.// ..The university researchers have found that functional electrical stimulation (FES), a process that sends controlled bursts of electricity through the skin and into muscles, can help patients enhance their...

New Device To Help Patients Walk

A device called Compex Motion has been developed by University of Toronto scientists with the object of helping people with spinal cord injuries walk again. The device makes the muscles// work again by sending bursts of electricity through the skin. ..The bursts, called functional electrical stimulation or FES, is unlike similar therapies tried in the last 20 years as the patient's movement is n...

Increase in the Number of Cases of Animal Diseases in New South Wales.

In New South Wales there is an increase in the number of cases reported with respect to diseases like bird flu and foot and mouth disease // . .. The Department of Primary Industry in last week tested the dead poultry food on the property in Wentworth and found that the cause of death was due to the deadly avian influenza virus. ..Then the property was immediately cleaned and cordoned off. Br...

Woman swallows mobile phone - assault by boyfriend?

Police are not sure whether the reasons for swallowing the mobile phone by a 24 year women was an assault by her boyfriend or she purposely swallowed the mobile phone. // The Blue Spring Police are investigated the incident in which it is said that the young lady purposely swallowed the mobile phone during an argument with her boy friend in which she did not want to give the mobile phone to her b...

Peripheral Artery Disease Can Be Delayed By Walking

Peripheral artery disease can be delayed to a great extent by taking walks thrice a week. The disease is responsible for impaired blood flow // and leg pain, according to a recent research. The walking ability of a person can also be improved through the exercise. As a part of the study, researchers tested the physical ability of 417 men and women by measuring the distance they could walk in 6...

Gardening, Walking and moderate drinking reduce risk of dementia

Professor Leon Simons and colleagues from University of New South Wales have found that daily gardening, walking and moderate drink reduced the risk// of developing dementia. ..Dementia is a progressive brain disease which leads to gradual loss of memory and daily activities leading to loss of reasoning, memory and learning due to presence of irregular knots in brain cells, though dementia is mo...

GPs In Wales Support Minister on Prescribing Issue

The Welsh GPs have come out in support of the Health Minister on the prescription issue. Under this nurses and pharmacists are// eligible to prescribe in Wales. The move has been widely criticized, but the BMA's GP committee endorsed this suggestion. .."GPC Wales welcomes the statement of the Health Minister on the introduction of nurse and pharmacist prescribing in Wales. Doctors are highly t...

Walk-In Health Centers Launched By The NHS For Commuters

Patients can now get treated on their way to office or back home, with the launch of unique walk-in-service centers at London Liverpool Street and Manchester Piccadilly train stations//. This patient friendly system eliminates the need for a prior appointment and can be availed from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. ......Such a specialized NHS service would not have been possible if not for the request of the...

Prince Of Wales Is Alarmed By The Obesity Wave In Britain

The Prince of Wales said that there is an increase in the number of oversized people in Britain. He asked people to balance their lifestyle and exercise regularly. ..He said in a speech at St James's Palace that we are// following the close behind the United States in the health problem stakes. ..Prince Charles said that the infrastructure of the city discourages pedestrians and physical activi...

Suffering From Depression? Walk It Out

A study conducted by researchers from University of Texas has revealed that moderate physical activity such as a brisk 30-minute walk can work wonders in easing depression. // Other measures adopted by depressed individuals such as consumption of alcohol, caffeine or smoking are associated with adverse health effects. ....The study has been conducted amongst a group of 40 individuals, diagnosed...

Doctors Object To Elective Surgery Cuts In New South Wales

Doctors in New South Wales are angry at a proposal to cut back on surgery so budget overruns can be saved. Gerard Carroll, spokesman for the medical staff council at Wagga // Base Hospital, says that the suggestion has officially been made to halt elective surgery every fourth Friday. .."So it'd create a long weekend every four weekends. This would be to save a relatively small amount of money b...

Middle-Aged Women with Headaches, Often Walk Out With Prescriptions

As if Headache Prescriptions have the prerogative of choice. They seem to be partial to middle aged women. Research in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry suggests that // Family doctors are twice likely to write-out prescriptions to middle aged women with headache as compared to men of the same age. ....Headaches normally spur the patients to a doctor and account for nearly 20%...

Wal-Mart under Pressure from Health Care Officials

Wal-Mart is under pressure as it is asked to improve its labor and health care policies. Democrat Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton who has had deep// ties with the company has her share of the political heat. Clinton served on Wal-Mart's board of directors for six years. Hillary Clinton said that her time on the board of Wal-Mart was a memorable one. ..But in recent months, as the company has become...

Blind Girl Students to Catwalk in Guwahati Fashion Show

Some of India's top models will sashay down the catwalk alongside eight blind girl students at a unique fashion show in this Assam city// . ....Preparations are on for the show 'Light Up the World' slated for July 17 at the ornate Pragjyoti cultural centre in Guwahati. Young fashion designer Himangshu Bora is busy training the eight excited models of the Guwahati Blind School who will have superm...

Chicken takes a walk round the country side !

Chicken has always danced to the taste buds of many a watering mouth. Yet, by a quirk of fate, the lives of chicken have turned somber//. Cast away from star hotels and foreign trips, to land only at Cul de Sacs, their lives have been cathartic, to say the least! ....Taking a trip down memory lane, chicken has now found loyalty at the roots, from the very own sons of the soil-amongst people in s...

Life-Saving Cancer Drug, Herceptin Will be Available Free for Breast Cancer Patients in Wales

Royal Shrewsbury hospital, which enables care for people in North Shropshire and Wales and funded by the local health board, will now offer the cancer// drug Herceptin, free to the Welsh breast cancer patients. .. ..The costs for this medicine estimated at £47,000, will have to be borne by the other cancer sufferers who are not from Wales. With effect from February, all Welsh local Health boards...

Hi-tech Walking Stick Developed For Visually Impaired

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi has developed a high-tech stick to make walking and commuting easier for the country's nine million blind population. // ..Called "smart cane", the stick will help the visually impaired to easily commute in city buses, walk inside a room without knocking into things and take a safe passage in case of an emergency. ..The technology has been develope...

A new medicine source: wallaby milk

A novel discovery has been done by an Australian team of scientists who have found that the milk of the female tammar wallabies contains a molecule //that is 100 times more effective against bacteria such a E.coli than the most potent form of penicillin. This could be the answer for super drugs with antibiotic properties. ..The study is published in latest issue of New Scientist...Research direc...

Doctors In Victoria Plan A Hour long Walkout For Pay Rise

Hundreds of doctors are expected to join the hour-long walkout next Thursday to attend a mass meeting to discuss their concerns on wages//, as talks with the state government has yielded no results. The doctors are also concerned that many are leaving to work interstate for higher rates. ....The Australian Medical Association (AMA) said that it would hold a stop work meeting on Thursday to discus...
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