Tag: "water" at medical news
Nature provides inspiration for important new adhesive
...ther type of adhesive that could work this well in water
and withstand so much force." Li decided to look m...f the new adhesives is their superior strength and water
resistance. "The plywood we make with this adhesive can be boiled for several hours and the adhesive...
Nanotechnology's miniature answers to developing world's biggest problems
...xth of the world's population lacks access to safe water
supplies," says Dr. Salamanca-Buentello. "More tha...istosomiasis, which result from a lack of adequate water
sources and sanitation." Nano-membranes and nano-clays are inexpensive, portable and easily cleaned ...
Too much water may be as dangerous as too little during long-distance athletic events
DALLAS April 13, 2005 Drinking water
during a long-distance race may do serious harm ra...s or any long-distance athletes who drink too much water
during a race could put themselves at jeopardy for developing hyponatremia, a condition marked by a ...
Being too clean could be hazardous to your health and the environment
...l soap containing triclosan mixes with chlorinated water
could be absorbed through your skin or inhaled. Vikesland's research is funded by the American Water Works Association Research Foundation (AWWARF) and by a National Science Foundation (NSF) graduate research fellowship to Krista Rule, the lead stude...
Hormone aids recovery in rats with hemorrhagic stroke
...er the stroke, and improvements were seen in brain water
content and decreases in damaged cells. The erythropoietin-treated rats also showed greater recovery in behavioral and functional tests. "Our result suggests that erythropoietin could be a novel drug for treatment of hemorrhagic stroke. It not only r...
American Society of Travel Agents urges healthy travel for consumers
...hich can be contracted in countries where food and water
hygiene and blood screening are not as stringent as in North America. There is a combination vaccine, called Twinrix, which can provide protection against both forms of vaccine-preventable hepatitis." Common Preventable Diseases in TravelersMalaria...
UT Southwestern sports medicine doctor pedals advice on gearing up for safe cycling season
...s, including warm-ups, lasting less than one hour, water
is sufficient. If the activity lasts longer than an hour, carbohydrate supplements in the formof sports drinks, carbohydrate bars or gels would be beneficial." Cramping also can be avoided by drinking plenty of fluids during exercise. Sports drinks a...
Environmental factors, particularly air pollution, increases risk of myocardial infarction
...ors like aircraft noise, passive smoking, drinking water
quality, and air pollution. The study of the relat...ter, there is no evidence that the hardness of the water
or its magnesium or calcium content has any effect on the risk of MI. The thesis also included previ...
Breast cancer detector that uses electricity instead of X-rays under study
... says. "Apparently, cell permeability increases so water
flows through the cells more than in normal tissue. The electrical signature of that tissue is different." Electrocardiograms, which have been used for years to assess heart muscle, also are based on the theory that normal and diseased tissue conduct...
Exercise slows development of Alzheimer's-like brain changes in mice, new study finds
...ase, the researchers placed each mouse in a Morris water
maze to examine how fast it could learn the locati...m and how long it retained this information. (This water
maze task involves a small pool of water
with a submerged platform that the mouse must learn how to ...
Exclusive breastfeeding reduces risk of mother-to-child HIV transmission
...lly high risk, but that even non-milk liquids like water
or juice are likely to increase the risk of HIV transmission," said Ellen Piwoz, ScD, a senior author of the paper, director of the Center for Nutrition at the Academy for Educational Development and adjunct assistant professor in the Department of I...
Guava and AHF Global Immunity bring low cost AIDS diagnosis to resource-limited countries
...em also does not require large amounts of buffered water
as sheath fluid that are required by conventional flow cytometers. The elimination of the use of sheath fluid also results in less bio-hazardous waste and significantly further reduces the running costs of using the system. Daily maintenance is minim...
Patients swallow 'camera-in-a-pill' to help doctors check for diseases of esophagus, GERD
...lastic capsule is easily swallowed with a glass of water
while the patient lies on his back. The patient is raised by a 30-degree angle every two minutes over a six-minute period until he is sitting upright. The capsule makes its way thought the esophagus in about three minutes. It then glides down the eso...
Mayo Clinic researchers discover genetic glitch in the heart's electrical system
... failed to surface immediately after diving in the water
at a lake. Efforts to resuscitate him also were unsuccessful. Akin to the investigators on the television show Crime Scene Investigation, senior research technologist David Tester is one of Dr. Ackerman's lead sudden death investigators who cracked t...
Diabetes and pizza: Slow and steady insulin delivery wins the race
...owing eight hours. Volunteers ingested nothing but water
in the evenings after the pizza meal and maintained their normal diets throughout the rest of the day. Mean glucose levels after eating the pizza were 133 mg/dl for the day one single dose of insulin, 145 mg/dl for the two-stage, four-hour administr...
Exercise in cold water may increase appetite, UF study finds
GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Exercise in cold water
instead of warm water
may increase people's appetites, making it harder for them to lose extra pounds, a University of Flo...
New treatments for common vaginal infection being studied
...ice via a tube is filled with body temperature tap water
and placed at an elevated level so the natural force of gravity gently washes out the vagina for a few minutes. I didnt believe this until they sent me a stainless steel chefs bar to try, says Dr. Ferris. If you get garlic or onion on your fingers, ...
New research raises questions about buckyballs and the environment
... scientists have found that buckyballs dissolve in water
and could have a negative impact on soil bacteria....yballs might behave when they come in contact with water
in nature. Scientists have generally assumed that buckyballs will not dissolve in water, and therefo...
Sensor warns of gastrointestinal problems
...e sensor. The polymer contains a large quantity of water
and shrinks or swells in response to the changing pH-value. It is sandwiched between the micro pressure sensor and a porous, silicon cover. The cover contains a reservoir with bicarbonate electrolyte, covered by a gas-permeable membrane. Carbon diox...
New NHLBI-sponsored study shows programs can teach children to eat healthier
...o thanks' to a sugar-sweetened soda and to request water
or skim milk instead, but those foods have to be available to them." The six DISC clinical center sites were Kaiser Foundation Research Institute, Johns Hopkins University, Louisiana State University, New Jersey Medical College, Northwestern Universi...
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