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Global AIDS Alliance Sounds Alarm on Potential Budget Cuts

AIDS Leaders Call on President Obama to Support Effective, Life-saving Programs WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Amid initial indications that the administration's first budget will flat-line funding for global health, the Global AIDS Alliance is calling on President Obama, Vice...

A good ear: Rats identify specific sounds in noisy environments

A study conducted on hundreds of rats could help us understand how the brain identifies specific sounds in a noisy environment. The investigation, soon to be published in the journal Brain, was conducted by Alex Martin of the Universit de Montral Department of Psychology. "Our ears have thousan...

Stem-cell sentry sounds the alarm to maintain balance between cancer and aging, U-M researchers find

ANN ARBOR, Mich.---Like a sentry guarding the castle walls, a molecular messenger inside adult stem cells sounds the alarm when it senses hazards that could allow the invasion of an insidious enemy: Cancer. The alarm bell halts the process of cell division in its tracks, preventing an error tha...

World No Tobacco Day Sounds Urgent Call for Nations to Fight Tobacco Use, Save Lives

WASHINGTON, May 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: The World Health Organization's World No Tobacco Day, to be celebrated May 31, is an important reminder of the devastating toll of the global tobacco epi...

Amateur Singers, Teachers Seldom Hear Sounds of Trouble

Study finds pros more likely to take measures improving vocal health WEDNESDAY, April 2 (HealthDay News) -- Trying to be the next American Idol could harm your vocal health. Amateur singers and singing instructors are less sensitive than their professional peers to the subtle change...

MultiVu Video Feed: Parents of Kids With Infectious Diseases Sounds Alarm About the Dangers of Pertussis With "Silence the Sounds of Pertussis" Campaign

Parents of Kids with Infectious Diseases (PKIDs) today announced the launch of a national educational campaign, "Silence the Sounds of Pertussis" to sound the alarm about the dangers of pertussis and help parents learn how to best protect their children from this deadly disease. Commonly know...

Brain Area Recognizes Familiar Sounds

Region activates when a friend's voice calls, scientists say WEDNESDAY, Nov. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists say they've spotted a brain region that selectively emphasizes certain sounds, such as the sound of a familiar voice calling a person's name. Researchers from the University of Was...

India Sounds Bird Flu Alert in Border States

India continues to be free from the dreaded avian influenza but alert has been sounded in the states bordering// Myanmar, Pakistan and Bangladesh, the health ministry said Friday. "The country continues to be free from the avian influenza virus as on date. As a precautionary measure, states b...

India sounds bird flu alert as migration season begins

India Wednesday sounded a bird flu alert in all states as the season of migratory birds begins with the onset of winter.// "We have given clear instruction to all our states to be on vigil. The alert will be in place till February next year," said Upma Chawdhry, joint secretary, department of...

UN Sounds Alarm Over Rising Cocaine Consumption In Europe

The United Nations has sounded alarm over rising cocaine consumption in Western Europe and warned that opium production could rise again in Afghanistan this year reversing the decline witnessed last year. // Releasing a new report, the world body urged European Union governments not to ignore...

Cure For Deafness Leads Scientist To Find How Fishes Can Hear And Hum Sounds At Same Time

Researchers at Cornell University have discovered how a fish found along the West Coast can hum and hear outside // sounds at the same time!!. In an endeavor to find difficult cures for diseases can sometimes lead scientist to look the way animals of different kingdom function and in this c...

Lipo-Flavonoid Launches New Video Testimonial

...9-- Imagine jumping out of a deep-sleep to a high pitch ringing sound in your ear, or constantly hearing the rushing sound of water or birds chirping. sounds awful, right? Unfortunately, this is a reality for millions of men and women who suffer from the medical condition tinnitus, often referred to as ring...

Anti-growth factor drugs raise hope and concern for treatment of children's eye diseases

...oses used in eye diseases, the two antibodies appear to be safe. However, in discussing the growing use of anti-VEGF antibodies in children, Dr. Avery sounds a cautious note. One study, also published in the August Journal of AAPOS , found that bevacizumab treatment in one eye of a child with eye disease ...

Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games Bid salutes Caribana

...ister of Health Promotion. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090801/CBSA01 ) "Toronto comes alive with the sights and sounds of Caribbean Carnival this weekend," says Ontario Minister of Health Promotion, Margarett Best. "We look forward to seeing Toronto come alive with Pan...

American Association for Homecare Sets the Record Straight About Recent Home Medical Equipment Issues in the News

...The competitive bidding program for durable medical equipment is a good model. REALITY: The "competitive" bidding program in Medicare sounds good, but as designed, the program eliminates most of the providers through selective contracting (even if providers agree to lower bid prices), and t...

Carboxytherapy and Mesotherapy Unproven, Warns The Physicians Coalition for Injectable Safety

...n's supervision. Whether an injection or treatment is to treat aging conditions, to treat cellulite or a similar body contouring condition, whether it sounds reasonable or too good to be true, you should always be aware of false claims," says Coalition leader Jeffrey Kenkel, MD of Dallas, TX. "Ver...

Mayor Julian 'Jolly' Reseueollo Dialysis Center Officially Opens Doors With Support From Bridge of Life - DaVita Medical Missions

...to developing countries, officially opened its doors to the city of San Carlos community on July 21 to a crowd of 200 area residents. With the colors, sounds and dances of the Pangasinan province surrounding the event, onlookers watched as Governor Amado T. Espino cut the ribbon on the new facility and than...

Babies Can Comprehend 'Canine' Language

...gressive and non-aggressive dogs, and watched what they did when they heard sounds of barking. The study results appear in the July issue of Developmental...al-looking dog is a better prospect for playtime than one that looks -- and sounds -- like it wants to take a bite out of the nearest leg. Still, it's "rem...

realbuzz.com Top 10 Diets

...ht. Many make claims such as 'will burn fat', 'boost your metabolism' or 'help curb your appetite'. Always treat any radical claim with caution, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is! Overall verdict 0 stars out of 10. Rosemary Conley's Hip and Thigh Diet http://www.realbuzz.com/articles/...

Max Muscle Sports Nutrition Answers Call For Safe Science-Based Weight Loss

...rials with the product, the overwhelming response from consumers was the taste of Max De-Lite. Like a treat, a glass of fruit punch, De-Lite not only sounds like it is good for you, it tastes that way. And, because of the effective thermogenic, metabolic, fat oxidation and performance enhancing ingredient...

Cochlear Americas Announces FDA Clearance of the Cochlear(TM) Baha(R) BP100 Sound Processor, the Industry's First Programmable Bone Conduction Hearing Solution

...conductive hearing loss, mixed hearing loss, and single-sided sensorineural deafness meeting the candidacy criteria. The Baha(R) system sends external sounds to the inner ear through the bone by passing the outer and middle ear. Bone-anchored hearing solutions are designed to provide audibility and to impro...

Local Heart Doctors First in Nation to Announce Active Investigation of Red Wine (Resveratrol) Pills, Issue Consumer Precautions

... Dr. Rothman says the idea of providing the heart healthy molecules found in red wine in a pill without the accompanying alcohol, sugars or calories, sounds appropriate, but that only further testing will reveal their effectiveness. For their many patients who now inquire about these pills, the Advanc...

Video: What Are Those Little Red Bumps?

... MINNEAPOLIS, July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- "Keratosis Pilaris," "Keratosis Pilaris." Hmm, sounds weird, doesn't it? Besides sounding weird, it's a common skin condition that according to the American Academy of Dermatology nags 40 percent of the w...

Humans Can Develop Bat-Like Echolocation

...the researchers analyzed the properties of various sounds and identified what they believe is the most effec...ez said. Palate clicks "are very similar to the sounds made by dolphins, although on a different scale, a...ns how to emit, receive and interpret echolocation sounds is being developed. The first step is for a person...

Skinovative(R) Announces a Safe Non-Surgical Liposuction Alternative With the Launch of Zerona(TM) Laser.

...een featured on CBS's "The Doctors" and several regional news channels. Dr. Drew Ordon, lead physician on "The Doctors" recently said, "When something sounds too good to be true, it usually is. But you cannot argue with the results. Inches are inches, and the Zerona(TM) removes inches, more than seven inche...

Brain section multitasks, handling phonetics and decision-making

...e same speech sound such as a 'd' or two different sounds such as a 'd' sound and a 't' sound," said Emily M...syllables in a row as they lay in the scanner. The sounds were derived from recorded, synthesized speech. In...ially subjects would hear identical "dah" or "tah" sounds four in a row which would reduce brain activity ...

Music Had Charms to Soothe Prehistoric Man

...flute made of bone and fragments of three ivory flutes. Just like modern flutes, the ancient ones have holes that humans could cover to make different sounds when blowing through them. The flutes show that the human society of the time was becoming modern, Laitman said. They were not simply devoting t...

Top 10 Most Unusual Dog and Cat Names of 2009

... Nation's Leading Pet Health Insurance Company Reveals Wackiest Pet Names BREA, Calif., June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- For many a pet owner, Max sounds mundane and Bailey is simply boring. In order to pay homage to those who take pride in their pets' unconventional names, Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. ...

Scientific Study Makes it Possible to Measure Connection Between People

...initiator Salem Samhoud, 'We need a better future, and connection between people is the starting point for this. I would advise anyone who thinks this sounds vague to read the study results at http://www.intoconnection.com . It has been proven that connected people are happier and more successful.' ...

Acoustiblok, Inc. Combines Sound Abatement and Insulation Materials at Broward County Waste to Energy Plant to Reduce Industrial Noise Pollution

..., which channels 900 psi of compressed steam through a 14-inch line and into a 7-foot diameter pipe at a noise level of 126 dB - somewhere between the sounds of an adjacent pneumatic riveter and a jet engine launch. The noise was so deafening that even with earplugs, employees and visiting contractors ...

Apes Love a Good Laugh, Too

...han 800 acoustic recordings, compared the laughter sounds of all four great ape species -- chimpanzees, bono...the scientists said. The team then examined the sounds "phylogenetically" -- that is, how they correspond... also in the details of the breathing patterns and sounds of the display." The study did not examine what...

Stranger's Cell Phone Ring May Thwart Your Thinking

...off. The finding shows that "there are real-world implications for these sounds in our environment," said study lead author Jill Shelton. "They are distrac...lly relevant to them." In all cases, though, Shelton said, "while these sounds were indeed disruptive, they were brief and people could recover, at least ...

People who wear rose-colored glasses see more, University of Toronto study shows

...Images from the experiment are at http://aclab.ca "Under positive moods, people may process a greater number of objects in their environment, which sounds like a good thing, but it also can result in distraction," says Taylor Schmitz, a graduate student of Anderson's and lead author of the study. "Good ...

Aurora St. Luke's Dedicates Rooftop Healing Garden and Conservatory

... lush greenery and a calming fountain greet visitors to the rooftop healing garden at Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center. These are among the sights and sounds awaiting guests at the newly opened Vince Lombardi Charitable Funds Healing Garden and the Agnes and Morland Hamilton Healing Conservatory. (Logo...

5th International Scientific Symposium on Tourette Syndrome to Focus on Latest Research and Treatment

...ationally renowned scientists and medical experts on Tourette Syndrome (TS) -- the complex neurological disorder that causes involuntary movements and sounds -- convene to disseminate and share the latest advances and findings about this baffling condition. As part of its basic mission to identify curr...

It's How You Listen That Counts

...Disorders). Damage is caused by an overexposure to sounds in a sudden spurt or through long and/or repeated exposure to sounds over 85 decibels (dB). "An average concert ca...NIHL is 100% preventable by being conscious of the sounds around you and limiting dB exposure with the use o...

New Hope for Walking Normally, Living Better With Cerebral Palsy

... consists of a cell-phone-size, lightweight control unit and a set of comfortable high-tech goggles that provide sensory feedback of visual images and sounds in response to the patient's movements. Worn for practice-walking just 20-30 minutes a day, GaitAid improves walking (sometimes from the first st...

Brain Scans Show How Humans 'Hear' Emotion

... inflection. Now, Swiss scientists report that they can detect a person's sense of the emotion behind a word by "reading" the brain as it processes sounds from the world around it. The findings could lead to better understanding of mental illnesses that affect how people interpret the emotions of othe...

Acoustics world wide press room now open

... that they pose a danger to visually-impaired pedestrians who depend on car sounds to navigate parking lots and intersections." (With Sound Clips). See: http...r environment, search for food, and communicate. To better understand these sounds and how they are used, we developed a general purpose underwater sound reco...

The Red Cross is Helping to Build More Than 100,000 Houses One Year After the Sichuan Earthquake

...de earthquake killed more than 69,000 people and destroyed an estimated 5 million houses in southwest China, communities are filled with the signs and sounds of recovery. The focus has shifted from putting up prefabricated, transitional shelters and distributing relief items to constructing more permanent, ...
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