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The Importance of Medicinal Plants
Medicinal Plants are the main source of natural remedies nowadays. Today most people prefer to use natural medicine. According to WHO(Mesfin,2009) more than 3.5 billion people in developing world rely on medicinal plants as components of their healthcare.

Date: 3 Sep 2011, Rating: 3.33

Older dental fillings contain form of mercury unlikely to be toxic
A new study on the surface chemistry of silver-colored, mercury-based dental fillings suggests that the surface forms of mercury may be less toxic than previously thought.

Date: 15 Dec 2009, Rating: 3.50

Biomedicine and international human rights law: in search of a global consensus
Global challenges raised by biomedical advances require global responses.

Date: 21 Jul 2009, Rating: 5.00, 6 pages

Stronger material for filling dental cavities has ingredients from human body
Scientists in Canada and China are reporting development of a new dental filling material that substitutes natural ingredients from the human body for controversial ingredients in existing “composite,” or plastic, fillings.

Date: 26 May 2009, Rating: 5.00

Injections of licorice ingredient show promise as treatment for cocaine addiction
An ingredient in licorice shows promise as an antidote for the toxic effects of cocaine abuse, including deadly overdoses of the highly addictive drug

Date: 24 Feb 2009, Rating: 3.00

Huge proportion of maternal deaths worldwide are preventable
A study published in PLoS Medicine this week suggests that of women who die during pregnancy and childbirth in sub-Saharan Africa, more may die from treatable infectious diseases than from conditions directly linked to pregnancy.

Date: 19 Feb 2008, Rating: not rated

As Many As 30 Percent Of Travelers Don't Wash Hands After Using Public Restrooms At Airports
Does it take an outbreak of a frightening, potentially fatal infectious disease like severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) or a gastrointestinal illness on a cruise ship to get people to follow Mom's advice to "wash your hands after using the bath

Date: 10 Aug 2007, Rating: 4.73

Read My Lips: Not All Fillers Are Safe For Lip Augmentation, Rejuvenation
Lip augmentation is not just for women who want larger, sexier lips. As people age, their lips lose fullness which makes them appear older.

Date: 16 Oct 2006, Rating: not rated

Stimulation of the semicircular canals can artificially control human walking and balance
By applying electrical currents across the heads of people while they walk, researchers have improved our understanding of how our vestibular system helps us maintain upright posture; at the same time, the researchers found that the stimulus could be appl

Date: 8 Aug 2006, Rating: 5.00

Sleep deprivation doubles risks of obesity in both children and adults
Research by Warwick Medical School at the University of Warwick has found that sleep deprivation is associated with an almost a two-fold increased risk of being obese for both children and adults.

Date: 13 Jul 2006, Rating: 4.43

Tongue Scrapers Only Slightly Reduce Bad Breath
Bad breath is a common problem for many people, given the wide variety of substances traveling through our mouths daily.

Date: 9 Oct 2006, Rating: 4.00

Role of Various Carotenoids in Lung Cancer Prevention
Consistent evidence suggests that high intake of fruits and vegetables is associated with a reduced risk of lung cancer.

Date: 12 Jul 2006, Rating: 4.60, 2 pages

Music Thought To Enhance Intelligence, Mental Health And Immune System
A recent volume of the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences takes a closer look at how music evolved and how we respond to it.

Date: 10 Jul 2006, Rating: 5.31

Scientists Focusing On How Exercise Raises Immunity
An increasing number of doctors and other health experts have been encouraging older adults to rise from their recliners and go for a walk...

Date: 10 Jul 2006, Rating: 1.00

Fatty diet does not increase risk of skin cancer
Eating fatty food does not appear to increase the risk of skin cancer.

Date: 14 Aug 2007, Rating: 3.00

Stress May Make You Itch
Current research suggests that stress may activate immune cells in your skin, resulting in inflammatory skin disease.

Date: 6 Aug 2009, Rating: 2.00

Topical retinol helps reduce wrinkles associated with natural skin aging
Applying vitamin A to the skin appears to improve the wrinkles associated with natural aging and may help to promote the production of skin-building compounds

Date: 14 Aug 2007, Rating: not rated

Skin Creams Can Make Skin Drier
Many people have noticed that as soon as you start using a skin cream, you have to continue with it; if you stop lubricating, your skin becomes drier than when you started.

Date: 6 Aug 2009, Rating: 4.00

Concern that research sponsored by drug companies is biased
Research funded by drug companies is more likely to produce results that favour the sponsor???s product than research funded by other sources

Date: 14 Aug 2007, Rating: 4.50

Substantial caries-inhibiting effect of fluoride varnish suggested
In this study, it has been found out that monthly fluoride varnish application was the most effective preventive regime in this school-based programme. Six-monthly fluoride varnish application was the most cost-effective method, however, for high- and med

Date: 12 Jun 2006, Rating: 5.00