Dawn Machine Beats Wintertime Blues
Scientists from Columbia University, NY have found a solution for people suffering from winter depression, which is largely triggered by reduced sunlight. Their findings// were published in the American Journal of Psychiatry.
They have found a Simulator, named as Dawn Simulator that mimics t...
1976 Swine Flu Outbreak Offers Echoes, Lessons Today
...r of the National Center for Emergency Medical Preparedness and Responses. "What a change in the way we do business."
The 1976 outbreak occurred in wintertime
among troops stationed at Fort Dix, N.J. In the end, about 240 people fell ill, and the original infected soldier died. But the illness never spread b...
UV Foundation Announces: February is Vitamin D Deficiency Month
...on to increasing the risk of heart disease, Parkinson's disease, rickets, and many types of cancer, Vitamin D deficiency is also linked to many common wintertime
complaints such as fatigue, depression and aches and pains.
A Harvard Medical School study published in the New England Journal of Medicine has...
With Age Comes Greater Risk of Hypothermia
...her temperatures when inside and more layers when outside are advised
SATURDAY, Jan. 31 (HealthDay News) -- Older people often focus their wintertime
worries on fears of slipping on the ice, but they ought to be equally concerned about the risks of being too cold, advises the U.S. National Institute...
Oh-So-Cold Temperatures Plague Older People
... Metabolism and other body changes exacerbate wintertime
SUNDAY, Jan. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Hypothermia, frostbite, and falls are among the winter-related dangers faced by older adults, w...
Skate Through Winter Sports Injury-Free
... A few tips can keep you safe during these cold, snowy months
ROSEMONT, Ill., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For some, wintertime
offers an opportunity to stay inside with a blanket and a good book -- but for others, the season brings with it a whole new excitement of sports and ...
Lingering Cold Symptoms May Mean Sinusitis
... Common wintertime
problem stems from blocked sinus cavities
SATURDAY, Jan. 3 (HealthDay News) -- If a stuffy nose and headache persist for more than a week,...
Toxic Poinsettias? Hangover Cures? It May Be All Fiction
... Researchers debunk common holiday and wintertime
THURSDAY, Dec. 18 (HealthDay News) -- It's tha...e willing to suspend critical thinking and buy into some common holiday and wintertime
health myths, according to researchers from Indiana University School of Me...
Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Leg Artery Blockages
...t in the last two or three years, many endocrinologists have been recommending at least 800 units a day. I have seen many students in Wisconsin in the wintertime
with low vitamin D levels."
It's best to consult a doctor about taking large amounts of a vitamin D supplement, Teves said.
Vitamin D Supplement in Teenage Girls essential in Winter months
... were measured at the beginning and end of the study with dual x-ray absorptiometry.
For study participants who received 10 micrograms/day, no wintertime
decrease in vitamin D status was found . Interestingly they found that the bone mineral accumulation in the femur increased in study participants who ...
New simulation shows consequences of a world without Earth's natural sunscreen
...one depleting substances can reside for several decades in the stratosphere before breaking down.
In the 1980s, ozone-depleting substances opened a wintertime
"hole" over Antarctica and opened the eyes of the world to the effects of human activity on the atmosphere. By 1987, the World Meteorological Organiza...
Dust in West up 500 percent in past 2 centuries, says CU-Boulder study
...ownwind of several major U.S. deserts like the Colorado Plateau and the Mojave. The site was chosen in part because the San Juans experience frequent wintertime
dust deposition events -- usually between four to seven episodes annually, Neff said.
A study published in Geophysical Research Letters in 2007 inv...
NOAA science story tips -- AAAS 2008 edition
These same aerosols indirectly affect Arctic climate by changing cloud properties, especially the amount of infrared heat given off by wintertime
and springtime clouds.
Soot, or black carbon, deposited on snow accelerates springtime snowmelt by absorbing light and heat.
Ozone in the lowe...
Protein offers way to stop microscopic parasites in their tracks
...el -- needs traction, or the ability to grip onto something and push against that grip. Car wheels, for example, are sometimes given added traction in wintertime
via the addition of chains.
The parasite supplies its moving belt with traction by putting spots of an adhesive protein on it. The adhesive protein...