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Sleepwalking Disorder - Info

15 Nov 2015

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Sleepwalking – a sleep disorder that can spook you out or bring concern upon hearing from your companions a story of you suddenly getting up from bed and then walking while still asleep.

Yale Team reversed Type 2 diabetes and related fatty liver diseases in rodent models

1 Mar 2015

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Yale researchers were able to demonstrate in their study wherein type 2 diabetes and fatty liver disease were reversed in rats through a controlled-release oral therapy.

Potential Molecular Therapy for Certain Childhood Cancers

20 Sep 2014

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A hypothesis that blocking the development of Lin28 in children might help decrease the cancer’s growth.

The Importance of Medicinal Plants

3 Sep 2011

Rating: 3.46

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.

Older dental fillings contain form of mercury unlikely to be toxic

15 Dec 2009

Rating: 3.50

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.

Biomedicine and international human rights law: in search of a global consensus

21 Jul 2009

Rating: 5.00

Global challenges raised by biomedical advances require global responses.

Stronger material for filling dental cavities has ingredients from human body

26 May 2009

Rating: 5.00

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.

Injections of licorice ingredient show promise as treatment for cocaine addiction

24 Feb 2009

Rating: 3.00

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

Huge proportion of maternal deaths worldwide are preventable

19 Feb 2008

Rating: 4.00

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.

As Many As 30 Percent Of Travelers Don't Wash Hands After Using Public Restrooms At Airports

10 Aug 2007

Rating: 4.73

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

Read My Lips: Not All Fillers Are Safe For Lip Augmentation, Rejuvenation

16 Oct 2006

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Lip augmentation is not just for women who want larger, sexier lips. As people age, their lips lose fullness which makes them appear older.

Stimulation of the semicircular canals can artificially control human walking and balance

8 Aug 2006

Rating: 4.00

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

Sleep deprivation doubles risks of obesity in both children and adults

13 Jul 2006

Rating: 4.43

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.

Tongue Scrapers Only Slightly Reduce Bad Breath

9 Oct 2006

Rating: 4.00

Bad breath is a common problem for many people, given the wide variety of substances traveling through our mouths daily.

Role of Various Carotenoids in Lung Cancer Prevention

12 Jul 2006

Rating: 4.60

Consistent evidence suggests that high intake of fruits and vegetables is associated with a reduced risk of lung cancer.

Music Thought To Enhance Intelligence, Mental Health And Immune System

10 Jul 2006

Rating: 5.21

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.

Scientists Focusing On How Exercise Raises Immunity

10 Jul 2006

Rating: 1.00

An increasing number of doctors and other health experts have been encouraging older adults to rise from their recliners and go for a walk...

Fatty diet does not increase risk of skin cancer

14 Aug 2007

Rating: 3.00

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

Stress May Make You Itch

6 Aug 2009

Rating: 2.00

Current research suggests that stress may activate immune cells in your skin, resulting in inflammatory skin disease.

Topical retinol helps reduce wrinkles associated with natural skin aging

14 Aug 2007

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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