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New Device to Treat Snoring and Sleep Apnea

...ted the online edition of the Daily Mail. A thin wire connects the two anchors and a spool is turned to tighten the wire until the tongue base is moved far enough forward to make the airway bigger. The wire is then sec...

Traffic Control Boxes to Help Road Monitoring

...ectrical and computer engineering. The car-sized wire loops buried in the pavement effectively act as metal detectors. When a car passes over a loop, the detector sends a signal to a computer in a control box at the side of the road. The controller may simply count the number of cars that pass by and ...

Organic Farms Provide a Clue for India's Struggling Farms

...t placidly on the ground in a large enclosure with wire fencing. Elsewhere turkeys and even a small number of quail and pheasants strutted and pecked at the ground. 'People said 'you are crazy, no one will buy your ducks',' said Langbour, who started the three-acre (1.2-hectare) farm 14 years ago after ...

Giant Microwave That Recycles Plastic Back into Diesel, Gas

...gas, it also makes it easier to extract the copper wire for recycling, he said. Similarly, running 9.1 kilograms of ground-up tyres through the Hawk-10 produces 4.54 litres of diesel oil, 1.42 cubic metres of combustible gas, 1 kg of steel and 3.40 kg of carbon black, he added....

Defective Defibrillators

...that the wires that connect are at default. The wire or the lead sometimes shocked the heart unnecessary or sometimes failed to work when heart is beating abnormally or completely stopped. Many a times it causes more anxiety to the patient or there is an increased cost to repair or remove the device ...

First Ultrasound Thrombolysis in U.S. Performed at Emory University Hospital

...s use of a tiny catheter that houses an ultrasound wire and medications which slowly dissolve the clots. ...mbolysis uses a catheter that houses an ultrasound wire which causes fragmentation of the clot, while dripping clot busting medications are then delivered,"...

Brain Swelling Halts Conjoined Twin Surgery

... procedures began last month when doctors inserted wire coils into brains' blood vessels to create independent circulation for each child. The girls share the same circulatory system, so that any medication administered to one affects the other. Doctors feared that as the girls grew, the risk of one getti...

Defective Defibrillators

...that the wires that connect are at default. The wire or the lead sometimes shocked the heart unnecessary or sometimes failed to work when heart is beating abnormally or completely stopped. Many a times it causes more anxiety to the patient or there is an increased cost to repair or remove the device ...

World's Oldest High-wire Artiste Hums Along at 98

... German city of Kassel, he did a few pull-ups to a wire to demonstrate. 'I feel as fit as ever,' he said... they are supposed to do.' Shuffling over to the wire stretched between two walls, he pulls himself up, by his wrists at first, then by his hands and fina...

Drugs More Effective Than Angioplasty in the Case of Heart-patients

...e to open a blocked artery, usually by inserting a wire mesh tube called a stent. Physicians thread a catheter with a deflated balloon on its tip through a blood vessel in the arm or leg and into a blocked artery in the heart. When the blockage is reached, the balloon is inflated. This pushes plaque to...

Hookah Could Be as Harmful as Cigarettes

...feel that harmful agents are removed, the UPI news wire reported. "Links have been found between water-pipe (hookah) usage and oral, lung and bladder cancer, in addition to heart disease and clogged arteries," it said quoting a report of the American Lung Association (ALA). "There are a lot of misperc...

Bionic Eye may Restore Sight to the Blind

... is implanted under the skin behind the ear with a wire connection to the eye implant, but the improved version will fit under the skin around the eye. More significantly, it now has 60 pixels instead of 16 and because it is smaller the operation to implant it is much less traumatic, taking just 90 min...

Gene Behind Lincoln’s Diseas

...ere the action is," he says. "But if you break the wire or axon, the neuron doesn't work anymore. It's sort of the weakest link in the process." Source-Eurekalert PRI...

People With Low Blood Pressure may Face Depression

...ed from anxiety issues or depression, reported UPI wire quoting Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten. The study's findings expanded on a previous study that found a link between mental problems and blood pressure when dealing with the elderly, research fellow Bjorn Hildrum at Namsos Hospital said. "The dis...

Drinking Plenty of Water may Prevent Kidney Stones

...common condition among children, reported Newswise wire quoting paediatricians at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center. "The trend is growing and disturbing," they said. Too much salt and too little drinking water in children's diets are probably the main culprits. A good way for a child to tell if h...

Keep Kids Away from Magnetic Toys

... life-threatening infection of the blood, UPI news wire quoted a report by the Centre for Disease Control in Atlanta. Radiological examinations cannot help doctors verify whether objects in the bowel are magnets or are trapped tissue, it said. The CDC has suggested that physicians pass a compass near...

Deep-Brain Stimulation for Dystonia patients

...echnique, a brain-implant device comprising a thin wire carrying electric current is placed inside the brain.Dr. Guenther Deuschl, a professor of neurology at Christian-Albrechts University, said, 'It is a reasonable treatment for people who have failed other therapies.' Deuschl and his colleagues condu...

Epilepsy Treated with Implanted Devices

...th Parkinson's Disease. In DBS, surgeons implant a wire in a deep part of the brain that sends signals to the part of the brain-the thalmus-- that produces most epileptic seizures. "We are confident that DBS is safe for people with epilepsy since it is now being used on older people with Parkinson's. The...

Does Life Saving Stents Actually Carry The Risk Of Blood Clots?

...ave received a drug-eluting stent, which is a tiny wire mesh tube that is covered with a drug, which reduces scar formation and keeps vessels from reclosing. Recently there is a growing body of evidence that seemingly suggest that this newer generation of stents, compared with the bare metal variety, mi...

Research Reveal A New Angle On Neural Circuits.

...ds of visual deprivation. “Getting our brains to wire up properly requires experience during an early critical period of development, and understanding the mechanisms of this experience-dependent plasticity is critical for understanding human development, its disorders, and for designing strategies that...

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