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Researchers Say Brain Region Responsible for Pain's Ability to Seek Attention

...MRI) which uses harmless magnetic fields and radio waves to scan the brain to determine blood flow across regions, which reflects brain activity. Researchers identified a brain region called the lateral occipital complex (LOC) as the cognitive-related area affected by both 'working memory load' and pain....

Mayo Clinic Physicians Have Adapted Real-time 3-D Ultrasound Imaging Devices

...wing fetus and an adults beating adult heart using waves that penetrate deep within body tissue and reflect... surface of the skin and too shallow for the sound waves generated to form an image. Dr. Feinglass, who specializes in cardiac anesthesiology, and Dr. Clen...

Boffins Find Evidence for Novel Brain Cell Communication

...ow gap junctions contribute to the very fast brain waves that can presage a seizure. And finally, it needs ...if attenuating or preventing these very fast brain waves can prevent seizures. However, authors say that that these findings give a whole new direction to ...

New Book Gives Gruesome Account of India Girl Killings

...silent and smoothly executed crime which leaves no waves in its wake," Aravamudan writes. The author said it was not an easy subject to tackle. "Some of the communities had very militant people. There was a lot of hostility. They thought an outsider like me didn't have any right to question what for th...

Boffin Identifies Gene Causing Otosclerosis

...rowing bone in the middle ear interrupts the sound waves passing to the inner ear. While the causative factors remain unknown, now one of the genetic components has been identified. "The gene in which the variant is located points to a pathway that contributes to the disease. This may be a lead for bette...

Vietnam Bird Flu Death a Call for Action, Say Experts

...e country worst affected by H5N1, was hit by three waves of avian influenza in 2004 and 2005, when 42 people were killed and authorities culled more than 50 million head of poultry. No new outbreaks were reported for 12 months, until fresh infections last December led authorities to cull 45,000 poultry. ...

Four Organ Transplants Dont Help, Canadian Teenager Dies

He had made waves last year for apparently recovering from a quadruple transplant, done all at once. But the 19-year-old Gairett MacIver died on Sunday at Vancouver General Hospital after about of pneumonia . It was in August 2006 that MacIver, hailing from the Brit...

WTC Neighborhood Residents Misled on Extent of Contamination

...sequence in Michael Moores Sicko, currently making waves in US - he stands at the front of a boat, surrounded by some of the men and women who volunteered at ground zero after 9/11 and have suffered physical and mental health problems ever since, and asks through a bullhorn that they receive the same medic...

Violent Videogames Attract Criticism Again

...nd Sony Corp.'s PlayStation 2, Manhunt 2 is making waves across the world. Countries ban the game one after another, but it only seems to the hysteria. The game depicts the escape of an amnesiac scientist and a psychotic killer from an asylum and their subsequent epic killing spree. As more violent gam...

Underage Youth Get Alcohol from Social Sources

...ch had been conducted. Researchers conducted two waves of shoulder-tap requests outside of 219 randomly selected convenience or liquor stores in both urban and suburban areas. Requesters were young adults (4 females, 1 male) aged 21 years or older who appeared to be 18 to 20 years old. Requesters explain...

Same Sex Pair Get Relief in Pakistan

A 'same sex' pair is making waves in Pakistan, evoking mixed reactions. <brTheir courage to declare themselves so in public was something extraordinary. Then the Lahore High Court sent them to jail, predictable that. But what comes as a pleasant surprise is the decision of ...

Australian Girls Took Instructions to Commit Suicide from Internet Site

...re found. The apparent suicide pact had sent shock waves across the country. They had taken instructions from an internet site, Rob Gater, father of Jodie Gater, said in a TV interview. It was 'just wrong, absolutely wrong' that his daughter and her friend had consulted a website showing 'which particu...

New Approach to Treating Precancerous Esophagus Condition

The use of concentrated radio waves appears to be a safe and effective way to "burn" a...al Center found that delivering concentrated radio waves through a catheter inserted down the esophagus can effectively treat the dysplasia with fewer side e...

Research may Yield Improved Treatment for Diseased Lungs

...cur to large vessels that alter the way that pulse waves travel in the circulation and can end up overloading the left ventricle - not by increasing the mean pressure, but by altering the wave patterns," says Chesler. "So a goal of this project is to investigate whether that occurs also on the right side. ...

Hospitals in Older Cities Close Down, Blacks Worst Affected

...ty, Philadelphia and parts of New Jersey have seen waves of hospital closings in inner-city neighborhoods, said Siegel, who directed a 2004 report examining the phenomenon for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. But few cities have been hit as hard as Detroit. The number of hospitals in the city has dw...

Indo-American Develops Model Linking Human Activity to Climate Change

...ion between two extreme weather events - like heat waves and droughts. "We may then be able to determine whether there will be more intense storms, hurricanes or floods, and this information could perhaps be used as an early warning tool or to help develop policies, he said. He believes the methodolog...

Global Warming Spurring Ocean Waves Speed

...the ocean surface warms, these so-called planetary waves should speed up. To test this theory, John Fyfe...er showed that by the end of the 21st century, the waves would be a further 20 to 40 per cent faster compared with pre-industrial speeds. "We knew we'd se...

Sleep Disruption Linked to Increased Cardiovascular Risk

...raphy, a sleep study that involves recording brain waves and airflow at the nose and mouth, was performed in 135 men and women, average age 36, who had no history of sleep disorders. Through these measurements, a parallel correlation was found between higher levels of spontaneous sleep disruption and highe...

Performance Of Physicians To Be Honed

...is reported to be the latest trend which is making waves in the health care sector.// Physicians are very keen to learn and develop their skills to make sure the evaluation of the insurer is done in the best interest of patients. More than 170 physician performance measures have been developed for asthm...

Use Daylight-saving Change to Practice Healthy Sleep Habits

...jives with our circadian rhythms, those biological waves that regulate our sleep? It’s bad enough for adults, who understand the concept. What about kids, who will want to squeeze out every last drop of sunshine? The sun’s still up, how can it be bedtime? Dr. Maha Alattar, assistant professor of neurol...

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