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Human Pheromones: What's Purported, What's Supported - A White Paper Published by The Sense of Smell Institute

NEW YORK, July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Human pheromones are over-stated, or are they? There has been an on-going debate in the scientific community as to whether or not human pheromones exist, and, if they do, exactly what effect they have on us. For most of us in the lay commu...

Drug Might Restore Sense of Smell

Study found more than half of patients reported improvement FRIDAY, July 10 (HealthDay News) -- A drug once used to treat asthma and other respiratory conditions shows promise in restoring a sense of smell to those who have lost that precious ability. "More work needs to be done but...

The US Drug Watchdog Expands its Zicam Investigation and Wants to Hear From All Users Who Lost Their Sense of Smell

According to the US Drug Watchdog, "we want to hear from any Zicam Nasal Gel or Zicam Nasal Swab user who has lost their sense of smell." The group says, "on June 16, 2009, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration advised consumers to stop using products marketed over-the-counter as c...

WeissComm Group Acquires Common Sense Media Group, Appoints Founder Bob Pearson Chief Technology and Media Officer to Help Clients Evaluate and Optimize Social Media

AUSTIN, Texas and SAN FRANCISCO, May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- WeissComm Group today announced the acquisition of Common Sense Media Group , a social media consulting company founded by Bob Pearson , who will become WeissComm's Chief Technology and Media Officer. WeissComm also announced that ...

'Common Sense Pediatrics': Combining Alternative and Traditional Medicine in Everyday Practice

ORLANDO, Fla., May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Ever since she was 6 years old, Dr. Cornelia Franz dreamed of being a physician. After years of hard work and education she has her own private pediatric practice and enjoys dealing with young patients and their parents every day who want better health and mor...

Decrease in sense of smell seen in lupus patients

The sense of smell is a complex process of the central nervous system that involves specific areas of the brain. In fact, olfactory dysfunction is seen in various central nervous system disorders that involve immune-mediated mechanisms, such as Parkinson's disease, schizophrenia, Alzheimer's disea...

Less Than a Year After CDC Announced the U.S. HIV Epidemic Is Much Larger Than Previously Thought, Public's Sense of Urgency Is Down, Even Among Some Higher Risk Groups

Sense of Personal Risk Falls for Young Adults, Testing Rates Are Stagnant Amidst Call for Stepped Up Focus on Domestic HIV/AIDS, There Is Public Support for More Spending and the Public Believes Greater Efforts on Prevention Will Make a Difference WASHINGTON, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewsw...

Researchers studying hearing loss find auditory regions of the brain convert to the sense of touch

RICHMOND, Va. (March 24, 2009) Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine researchers have discovered that adult animals with hearing loss actually re-route the sense of touch into the hearing parts of the brain. In the study, published online in the Early Edition of the Proceedings ...

With Spring Here, Use Sun Sense to Enjoy It

Experts offer advice on keeping skin safe from harmful rays SATURDAY, March 21 (HealthDay News) -- Spring brings warmer weather and more outdoor time for most Americans, and along with that comes the need to protect the skin from the sun. Before heading out, suggests the American So...

Pre-verbal number sense common to monkeys, babies, college kids

CHICAGO -- Basic arithmetic and "number sense" appear to be part of the shared evolutionary past of many primates; it's the use of language to explain abstractions that apparently takes human math to a higher level. Elizabeth Brannon, an assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience at D...

One Man's Determined Journey to Remission and a Renewed Sense of Faith

'Wally has been one of the most amazing recovery cases I have ever witnessed during my medical career.' - Michael Kronenberger, MD, Otolaryngology, Dallas, TX DALLAS, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- In the span of four years, Wally Hogland suffered a stroke, was laid off at Christmas and diagnosed...

Strikeithealthyfamily.com Provides Parents With Sense of Relief

Website is part of national award-winning program GALLOWAY, N.J., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- With childhood obesity rates in the United States rising at an alarming pace, a national health website is helping parents improve their children's health and productivity. Strikeithealthyfam...

NextAdvisor.com Launches "Lose the Weight this Year: A Common Sense Dieter's Guide"

NextAdvisor.com has created a free guide, emphasizing a long-term, common sense approach to dieting. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) December 3, 2008 -- NextAdvisor.com , the trusted, independent source for comparing the most valuable Internet services, is launching "L...

Computers make sense of experiments on human disease

Increased use of computers to create predictive models of human disease is likely following a workshop organised by the European Science Foundation (ESF), which urged for a collaborative effort between specialists in the field. Human disease research produces an enormous amount of data from differ...

New Tests Assess Kids' Sense of Smell, Taste

Previous measures aimed at adults, but Australian team says these 3 gauges work better THURSDAY, July 3 (HealthDay News) -- A series of tests that are the first to accurately assess children's ability to taste and smell have been developed by Australian researchers. Using these thr...

Brain's Olfactory Bulb Grows With Sense of Smell

Finding could lead to better treatment when problems occur THURSDAY, June 19 (HealthDay News) -- The olfactory bulb in the brain -- the brain's "smell center" -- may change in size as a person's sense of smell changes, a German study reports. In this study, researchers at the Unive...

Serotonin Levels Determine Sense of Fairness

Less of brain chemical makes people more likely to reject unfair offer, study shows THURSDAY, June 5 (HealthDay News) -- Levels of a brain chemical known as serotonin govern the way people react to unfair offers when they play the game of life, a new study indicates. Serotonin, whic...

With age comes a sense of peace and calm

AUSTIN, TexasAging brings a sense of peace and calm, according to a new study from the Population Research Center at The University of Texas at Austin. Starting at about age 60, participants reported more feelings of ease and contentment than their younger counterparts. Catherine Ross and John ...

With age comes a sense of peace and calm, population research center study shows

AUSTIN, TexasAging brings a sense of peace and calm, according to a new study from the Population Research Center at The University of Texas at Austin. Starting at about age 60, participants reported more feelings of ease and contentment than their younger counterparts. Catherine Ross and John ...

Kidney Care Community Applauds National Taxpayers Union's Endorsement of Medicare Reforms to Extend Patient Private Health Insurance Coverage; Calls Proposal 'Common Sense Coverage Reform'

In Letter to Senate Finance Committee, Taxpayers Union Says Extending Private Coverage for Dialysis Patients from 30 to 60 Months is Key to Improving Care and Generating Taxpayer Savings WASHINGTON, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kidney Care Partners (KCP) - an alliance of patient adv...

Mice Can Sense Oxygen Through Their Skin

Finding hints of new treatments for anemia, other diseases that affect red blood cells THURSDAY, April 17 (HealthDay News) -- Mice can sense oxygen through their skin, says a new study that showed the skin plays a major role in sensing oxygen levels in the environment and in stimulatin...

Poor Sense of Smell May Be Early Sign of Parkinson's

Those with lowest odor identification scores had 5 times greater risk, study finds FRIDAY, March 28 (HealthDay News) -- An impaired sense of smell could be an early indicator of Parkinson's disease, occurring up to four years before motor skill problems appear, recent research shows. ...

Impaired sense of smell may be early indicator of Parkinson's disease

Impaired sense of smell occurs in the earliest stages of Parkinsons disease (PD) and there is mounting evidence that it may precede motor symptoms by several years, although no large-scale studies had confirmed this. In the first study involving the general population, researchers found that smell...

New Scenic Relaxation Videos Help Reduce Stress, Promote Sense of Calm and Tranquility

High-quality DVD images create peaceful visual environment, ease anxiety of patients in doctor's offices, hospitals or hospice care facilities WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, N.J., Feb. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Life is moving at breakneck speed. Deadlines seem shorter. Stress, tension and anxiety too often are...

How do we make sense of what we see?

M.C. Eschers ambiguous drawings transfix us: Are those black birds flying against a white sky or white birds soaring out of a black sky? Which side is up on those crazy staircases? Lines in Escher's drawings can seem to be part of either of two different shapes. How does our brain decide which...

Bayer Awards Making Science Make Sense Grant to Girl Scouts

Company Brings Global U.N. Environment Initiative to Northern New Jersey, Planting Trees and Providing Free Environmental Education Activities MORRISTOWN, N.J., Nov. 18, 2007 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Reaffirming its commitment to sustainability and social responsibility, today Bayer emplo...

Penn study suggests professional welders at risk for loss of sense of smell

PHILADELPHIA Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have found that professional welders who work in enclosed spaces with poor ventilation may be at risk for loss of sense of smell. The study appears in Neurology. This is the first study to clearly demonstrate that ...

Being Heart Smart Just Makes Sense

Knowing the early warning signs of an attack can greatly increase survival, group says SUNDAY, Feb. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Knowing all the warning signs of a heart attack greatly increases the chances of surviving one, says the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). "Eve...

Brain Boosting Drugs vs. Walking: Treadmill Desk Manufacturer Promotes Common Sense

The use of "brain enhancing" drugs is increasing at an alarming rate yet a superior, simpler, natural solution exists: a treadmill desk. (Vocus) December 8, 2008 -- Purported "brain enhancement" drugs such as Ritalin, Modafinil, and Cephalon have see...

Balancing Dollars and Health Sense

New Center for Excellence Report: A Framework for Decision Making on Funding State Retiree Health Care Benefits WASHINGTON, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- A new report from the Center for State and Local Government Excellence looks at the complexities surrounding the funding of state ...

'Compromise' SCHIP Deal Substitutes Ideology for Common Sense

WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by the Office of Republican Whip Roy Blunt: Later tonight, the House of Representatives is expected to vote on a "compromise" SCHIP bill that weakens citizenship verification standards for illegal immigrants and...

Countering Colds With Common Sense

With Flurry of News About Dangers of Medicating Children, Fleming Pharmaceuticals Offers Cold Prevention Strategies ST. LOUIS, Sept. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- With over-the-counter cold and flu medications currently under scrutiny by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use with you...

Chickens also Use Earth's Magnetic Field to Sense Direction

A new research by a Frankfurt University team has successfully demonstrated that domestic fowl, like many other animals and birds, also use the Earth's magnetic field to sense direction . As part of their experiment, the team of Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Wiltschko and Roswitha Wiltschko placed new...

Why We Feel a Sense of Dj Vu

A recent research has identified a neuronal mechanism that our brains may use to rapidly distinguish similar, yet separate places and experiences. The study, conducted by University of Bristol neuroscientists working with colleagues at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), could...

Making Sense of the World Through a Cochlear Implant

Scientists at University College London and Imperial College London have shown how the brain makes sense of speech in a noisy environment, such as a pub or in a crowd. // The research suggests that various regions of the brain work together to make sense of what it hears, but that when the speech i...

Women’s Fashion Sense Linked to Her Ovulatio

A woman’s dress sense may be governed by her ovaries according to a new report.The study conducted by UCLA and the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire// showed that women put more time and effort into their appearance when they're ovulating. Not only does a woman’s clothes and makeup affected ...

Autistic Children Need Sense of Equality: A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

New Delhi: Noting that "any disorder in human faculties" increases dependence on others and reduces the individual's self esteem, President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Wednesday urged researchers to "direct their efforts in bringing about a sense of equality among children affected by autism".// Equal...

False Sense Of Security

The new low nicotine Quest? cigarettes seems to have lulled smokers into a false sense of security according to a study conducted by researchers// at the Transdisciplinary Tobacco Use Research Center of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.Results of the study have been published in th...

Link between position and sense of smell revealed

Researchers have found that one can smell better when one is upright than when he is reclining. Humans tend to pick up better sense of smell when they are sitting or standing. // Johan Lundstrom, a post-doctoral researcher at the Montreal Neurological Institute said that there is a signi...

Dogs Can Sense Bladder Cancer

A recent British study says that Man's best friend might be able to detect bladder cancer . With their exceptionally sensitive noses, // dogs can smell odors from malignant tumors in urine samples. Six dogs of varying breeds and ages were trained over seven months to discriminate between urine ...
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