Computer Professional’s Pain and the Remedy →
In the world of information madness, computer professionals have to sit glued to their chairs for longer time. They usually get pain in neck, back and wrist.
New Software for Implantable Cardioverter... →
The Lead Integrity Alert (LIA) software checks the device for suspicious electrical signals six times a day, and if problems are detected, alerts the patient with an audible beep every four hours, according to the study, which was published in the Sept. 27 issue of Circulation. Many electrophysiologists have started using the software soon after the FDA approved it in August 2008.
Oral Contraceptives with Added Folate
FDA has approved addition of folate to oral contraceptives with an intent to decrease some birth defects in their babies. This is levomefolate calcium.Amplify’d from www.medscape.comFDA Approves Oral Contraceptive Containing FolateSeptember 24, 2010 — The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved an oral contraceptive — the first of its kind — that is intended both to prevent pregnancy...
Non Medical Treatment of First Time Diagnosed... →
Simple touch of a doctor, attempting to measure blood pressure may increase the blood pressure of patients.That is why, a patent needs rest for sometime after his arrival in a hospital, before being evaluated for hypertension. If one recording is found to be high, another recording is to be taken after some time; when anxiety of the patient settles down.
How to Prevent Bed Wetting in Children →
It is common in younger children up to to 3 to 4 years of age to wet bed at night. Sometimes older children also do the same. Commonly this is seen as there is no bladder control that is acquired as the central nervous system matures.
Consumer Rights in Health Insurance in America:...
Below is the gist of health insurance reforms and consumer rights declared in America. It seems to be more consumer friendly and eases the treatment. Perhaps, India should look in this line.Amplify’d from www.healthcare.gov A New Day for American Consumers September 23, 2010 represents a new day for American consumers in our health care system. This is...
Offline Message While Dailling to Connect... →
A message, “Offline” received after dialing DSL over PPPOE while trying to connect to BSNL service of Internet is noticed.
Malaria and HIV Followed Same Path to Reach Human?
The scientists say that malaria might have followed the same path to human being as AIDS did; from gorillas. Future plan to eradicate malaria need to safe guard its return from gorillas.Amplify’d from www.reuters.comMalaria comes courtesy of gorillas, DNA study shows WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Malaria appears to have jumped to humans from gorillas, and the parasite may have spread globally from a...
Horn like Projection from Skin and its management →
A horn like projection seen arising from skin; mostly in sun exposed areas, but may also be seen over other parts is termed as cutaneous horn.
Pot Belly Not Good for Health of Blood Vessels
Pot belly due to accumulation of intra-abdominal fat causes endothelial dysfunction. Long standing weight gain from visceral fat may lead to dysfunction of coronary blood vessels predisposing the person to heart diseases.Amplify’d from www.mayoclinic.orgEven Modest Weight Gain Can Harm Blood Vessels, Mayo Researchers FindROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic researchers found that healthy young people...
Butterfly Rash in Face Points to SLE
Butterfly rash in the face is an important diagnostic feature of systemic lupus erythematous (SLE). But, it may not be always present in SLE.Amplify’d from www.aolhealth.comSkin can reveal far more than acne and wrinkles — it can actually signal serious health conditions like diabetes and cancer. “The skin reflects everything that is going on inside,” says Dr. Jeffrey Dover,...
Approved Fractional Laser Therapy for Actinic... →
Recently, indications cleared by the FDA for the fractional laser system, a 1550-nm Erbium laser; include skin resurfacing procedures such as wrinkles, acne scars, surgical scars; and pigmented lesions, such as age spots, sun spots, actinic keratosis, and melasma.
Recall of Dietary Products
FDA has warned against use of some diet product those seen to contain aromatase inhibitors. Some companies have voluntarily withdrawn their productsAmplify’d from mail.google.comAromatase Inhibitors in Products Marketed as Dietary Supplements: Recall ISSUE: Products marketed as dietary supplements contain aromatase inhibitors, commonly known as “ATD.” Adverse events associated with the use of...
Genetically Modified Salmon in Offing
Genetically modified salmon, appears to be safe. Let us wait for the FDA’s announcement.Amplify’d from www.cbsnews.comModified Salmon: Miracle Food or “Frankenfish”?The Food and Drug Administration hears both arguments Monday when it begins a two-day meeting on whether to approve the marketing of the genetically engineered fish, which would be the first such animal approved for...
Genetically who is Susceptible for Bowel Cancer? →
They found out that if people inherit an ‘A’ in their DNA code in place of a ‘G’ at a genetic variant called rs16888589, produce more protein from a gene called EIFH3. Importantly, the team showed that high levels of the eifh3 protein lead to the development of bowel cancer.
Chlorine in water produces hypochlorous acid and sodium hypochlorite which act against pathogens in water. They also point out that these chemicals react with urine, sweat, cells from body and cosmetics to produce harmful substances; which may cause DNA damage. That may increase the risk of cancer.
Indoor Tanning Devices can be Dangerous
Indoor tanning devices can contribute to melanoma and other skin cancers.Amplify’d from www.hhs.govHHS HealthBeat (September 20, 2010)Tanning after summer From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, I’m Ira Dreyfuss with HHS HealthBeat. Damaging your skin can be a year-round activity. As summer sun fades and we head toward fall, people might head toward tanning salons as a way to keep...
Newer drugs to Control Alzheimer's Disease... →
It has been reported by Reuters that US researchers found; people with certain genetic variation are more prone to develop Alzheimer’s disease. They say that a mutation in a gene that regulates a protein called tau that links to the disease is responsible for the rate of development of dementia.
A New Gout Drug Pegloticase Approved by FDA Read... →
Gout, as many know, is a very painful arthritic condition involving, in majority of cases, the joint that joins great toe to the foot, called first metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint.
Computer Activity and Moderate Exercise Keeps Away... →
Combined computer and physical activity lessens the chance of getting mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Moderate physical activity includes brisk walking or biking.
Aspirin Intake is Associated with Lower Incidence... →
A Scottish case-control study concludes that regular use of low dose aspirin (75 mgs/day) is associated with one third risk reduction in cancer colon and rectum.
Risks from By-Products of Swimming Pool...
Swimming pool disinfectants like chlorine react with urine and cosmetics to produce harmful substances that may have health risk; the researchers say. At the same time swimming is not discouraged. Adequate precaution in this aspect is advised to follow in order to protect pool hygiene.Amplify’d from www.medscape.comSwimming Pool Chemicals May Carry Cancer RiskSeptember 15, 2010 — Swimming in...
What is High Blood Pressure? →
Blood pressure has two components; one is systolic, the pressure during pumping state or systole phase of heart and the other is diastolic; the pressure during resting or diastolic phase of heart.
Dietary Approach to Stop Hypertensiom (DASH)
DASH, acronym for dietary approach to stop hypertension is being supported by many.Amplify’d from www.hhs.govHHS HealthBeat (September 15, 2010)DASH to lower heart risk Listen to Tip Interested? Take the Next Step From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, I’m Ira Dreyfuss with HHS HealthBeat. Changing the way you eat may lower your risk of heart attack, and the DASH diet could do...
Attractive Shaping of Body by Laser Treatment →
Thin waist line is an obsession of both women and men. Women desire it to look attractive, whereas men look it in female to get attracted. In the past women used many garments like waist corset to have a narrow waist line. Later on many liked to look skinny, but it has been seen that men are most attracted towards hourglass figures irrespective of other curves in women.
Factors Those Influence Gut Micro-flora →
It is now established that good microbes those inhabit in our gastrointestinal tract are essential part of our life. Those take part in influencing how healthy we can remain and from which diseases we are likely to suffer.
Diseases Those Point to GI Cancer Susceptibility →
There are certain diseases which are treated as alerts for physicians to go deep in search of gastrointestinal cancers, those may exist or likely to develop in future. These can be a group of diseases or conglomerate of symptoms, called as syndromes in a sufferers who are mostly genetically susceptible.
Essentials About Mammography →
Mammogram is a low dose X-Rays imaging to know about the health of breast in female. These are of two types, screening and diagnostic. Screening mammography is employed when the person is apparently healthy and diagnostic, when performed over a patient having breast related complains.
Creating Touch Sensation in Robot
They have come up with technology touch sensation for artificial skin. It can sense sitting of a butterfly. It may actually be helpful for people with artificial limb. But, technology to connect to the human nervous system is yet to develop.Amplify’d from www.reuters.comArtificial “skin” materials can sense pressure CHICAGO (Reuters) - New artificial “skin” fashioned out...
Clinician On Net: Protective Effect of Grape Seed... →
Now, it has been seen that it also protects cartilage destruction in arthritis, particularly osteoarthrosis (OA).
Noxious Effect of Smoking on Environment Results... →
There is a new concept; third hand smokers; they are, those who come in contact with the adsorbed smoke of tobacco in the household materials.
Computer Vulnerability from Adobe Reader
Adobe, famous for PDF reader warns of computer vulnerability. They are finding solutions to it. We do not know, the status of other open source PDF readers such as Foxit and Evince.Amplify’d from news.cnet.comAdobe warns of zero-day hole in Reader, Acrobat Adobe on Wednesday warned of a zero-day hole in Reader and Acrobat that is reportedly being exploited in the wild. The critical...
Repeated Hand Washing for Preventing Flu
Repeated hand washing and sanitizing with alcohol based solution is a good practice to prevent flu especially in College/University hostels.Amplify’d from www.nlm.nih.govCollege Students Reminded to Wash Their HandsMaking good hygiene a habit can help stop spread of flu at school, expert saysKathryn Hutchinson, executive director of health and wellness at St. John’s University, pointed out...
Aluminum in Formula Milk may be Dangerous for... →
Aluminum content more than 200 micrograms/Liter of water is not permissible according to the European law. Chronic ingestion of contaminated food and water results in aluminum toxicity in form of various neurological and bone disorder.
Clocks in Body and Initiation of Cancer →
Humans sleep at night and remain awake at day time. This is something that happens automatically. Many times, it is so particular that, that goes ahead of a machine clock, in matching the time. It is due to a mechanism in brain, called central biological clock, located in suprachiasmatic nucleus.
Shoes Help to Burn Calorie
The type of shoes help to burn calorie, tone up and shape up the wearer; it is claimed. Somebody may try it.Amplify’d from timesofindia.indiatimes.comShoes to shape your butt? No extra benefit from toners NEW YORK: Call them toners, shapers, or rocker bottoms, those exercise shoes with the distinctive thick, rounded soles are flying off the shelves and onto the feet of even the most...
Medicated Intrauterine Devices for Heavy Menstrual...
Heavy menstrual bleeding is defined as menstrual bleeding more that 80 ml/cycle. More than that may have many adverse events on health of woman. Menstrual bleedings without nay organic cause may be treated with Levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system.Amplify’d from www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govLevonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system or medroxyprogesterone for heavy menstrual bleeding: a...
Possible Beneficial Effects of Vitamin B6 in... →
Vitamin B6 or pyridoxine is a water soluble vitamin, available from most of the foods. Though, meat and poultry are the richest source of this vitamin, it is also available from plant sources in good amount. It is heat labile and a good amount is lost in cooking. It has many functions as regards protein metabolism. Its daily requirement is 2 mgms/day in male and 1.6 mgms/day in ladies. Its active...
Future Hope for SLE
The new research showing promise, but again long term use of drug may be required to suppress flare ups in systemic lupus erythematous. It is only has been successful in animal models. We have to still wait for the cure of the disease.Amplify’d from www.medscape.comLupus Study Suggests Antiplatelet Drugs May HelpLONDON (Reuters) Sep 01 - Scientists studying systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) have...
Obesity is Linked to Sleep Deprivation
Late in the night and less sleep can bring host of diseases and worst outcome for teens.Amplify’d from www.nlm.nih.govSleep-Deprived Teens Eat More Fat, Study FindsWEDNESDAY, Sept. 1 (HealthDay News) — Teens who sleep less than eight hours a night are more likely to eat a high-fat diet that puts them at risk for obesity and the many health problems connected with it, new research shows.The...
Still Smaller Computer Chips
Still smaller computer chips are now possible.Amplify’d from timesofindia.indiatimes.comTech barrier goes, PC chips to shrink further Scientists at Rice University and Hewlett-Packard say that they can overcome a fundamental barrier to the continued rapid miniaturization of computer memory that has been the basis for the consumer electronics revolution. More important, the advance is based on...
Four Important Ways to Quickly Bookmark an Article →
Everybody writing a blog or article know the importance of bookmarking it in different sites to draw traffic to his own site. These are a few services from my experience.
Better to Quit Smoking Late than Never →
[smoking-skeleton.jpg] Myocardial infarction, heart attack is due to atherosclerotic changes following dysfunction of the inner cell layer of the coronary arteries, those supply blood to the heart. The most common cause of the dysfunction is due to direct effect of smoking.