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Health News Archive - November 20, 2005

By Gunderson, Anne; Tomkowiak, John Situation: M.J. is a 32-year-old female currently in an inpatient rehabilitation program. She was admitted 5 weeks ago S/P Motor Vehicle Accident, with a diagnosis of traumatic brain injury (TBI).

By Nosalova, G; Sutovska, M; Mokry, J; Kardosova, A; Et al Aim. The aim of our experiments was to prove the influence of herbal polysaccharide constituents on the cough reflex. Methods.

By Alverzo, Joan P Predictors of temporal disorientation among brain injury and stroke patients undergoing rehabilitation were explored in this descriptive study.

By Peta Bee 6pm ONE UNIT It's been a long day... BRAIN: From the first sip, alcohol is absorbed into the bloodstream and reaches the brain. Although you won't be aware of it, there is an impairment of brain function, which deteriorates further the more you drink.

By Nita Bhalla NAIROBI (Reuters) - Countries that ban the import of wild birds to stave off deadly avian flu may drive the trade underground and make it more difficult to detect the spread of the virus, a senior UN scientist warned on Sunday.

In New Orleans, a city still lacking power, water and most of its former inhabitants, many are tracking a more hopeful gauge of recovery measured in sales of po' boy sandwiches and gumbo. About 320 restaurants have reopened for business in New Orleans, down from the 2,200.

Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.