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ESA satellite guides polar explorers across disintegrating sea ice

...cal decisions about the best way to proceed, it is comforting to note that Alain and Dixie could rely on logistical support based on data from ESA's Envisat satellite. A combination of all-weather ASAR (Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar) sensor and optical MERIS (Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer) image da...

Study finds some faithful less likely to pass the plate

...s likely to be obese if they sought counseling and comforting through religious sources, Ferraro says. "This means that men may rely more on religion, instead of food, as a source of comfort during stressful times," says Ferraro, who also is director of Purdue's Center on Aging and the Life Course. To count...

Terminally ill patients continue to receive aggressive treatment at end of life

...the growth of the hospice movement that emphasizes comforting personal bonds and controlling pain and discomfort, say researchers at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. A new report, which will be presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology in Atlanta (Monday, June 5, 3...

Commonly used blood pressure medication prevents aortic aneurysm in mice with Marfan syndrome

...ron grafts and artificial valves. "However, it is comforting to witness the time when medication could prevent this disease, making surgery unnecessary." Gott has surgically repaired the aortas in more than 100 Marfan patients. The National Marfan Foundation estimates that more than 30,000 Americans have the ...

Comforting behavior mistaken for movement disorder

The comforting behavior of thumb-sucking wouldn't land a 1-year-o...ice, but the twisting and unusual movements of the comforting act of infantile masturbation can lead parents and physicians to believe a child is suffering from a...

Exercise improves cardiopulmonary fitness in asthma

...xtent that it does for people without asthma. It's comforting that physical training doesn't have an adverse effect on lung function or wheezing in asthmatic subjects." Ram added that it would be advisable for patients to receive counseling on ways to prevent and treat exercise-induced asthma....

Leading pediatricians group recommends infants sleep in cribs, not parents' beds

.... "Infants may be brought into bed for nursing or comforting but should be returned to their own crib or bassinet when the parent is ready to return to sleep," the policy statement said. "The task force recommends that the infant's crib or bassinet be placed in the parent's bedroom, which, when placed close to...

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(Date:10/29/2014)... who lose their hair as a consequence of chemotherapy ... improve the scalp cooling technology that prevents hair loss. ... being pioneered by global scalp cooling manufacturing company, Paxman ... biology department of the University of Huddersfield. , The ... who has a background in the pharmacology of cancer ...
(Date:10/29/2014)... factors, both genetic and environmental, have been blamed ... schizophrenia. Some, such as a family history of ... with Toxoplasma gondii , a parasite transmitted ... still viewed with skepticism. , A new study ... epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania,s School of ...
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