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2010-09-07 15:48:05

Inflammation is associated with lower intelligence and premature death, according to Swedish scientists from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. "Those with low-grade inflammation performed more poorly on standardised intelligence tests, even after excluding those with signs of current illness. Inflammation also predicted an increased risk of premature death," said lead researcher Dr Hakan Karlsson. The research, recently published in External link Brain, Behavior and Immunity...

2010-09-07 08:35:42

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Many bone fractures don't heal completely or properly, but this new model shows why fractures aren't healing properly and how they can be treated to restart the healing process and produce a strong healthy bone. About 5 to 10 percent of bone fractures the healing process doesn't succeed in fully repairing the bone, which leads to non-unions- failure of a fracture to unite and heal. Using an animal model mimicking a clinical non-union situation and a mathematical...

2010-08-06 17:11:15

In 2003, a massive heat wave struck and killed some 30,000 people in Europe in an area where heat was not considered a major threat. Similar mass die-offs occur in wild birds and some mammals during heat waves, but unlike humans, birds may not be able to take shelter or find fresh water in order to survive devastating heat. What is the outlook for desert bird communities in light of expected global temperature increases on Earth? Blair Wolf, an associate professor of biology at the University...

2010-07-21 12:53:04

A long-standing question in bone biology has been answered: It is the spindly extensions of bone cells that sense mechanical stimulation and signal the release of bone-growth factors, according to research from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. The study, reported this week in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, offers an important clue for developing therapies to treat the bone-thinning disease osteoporosis and bone...

2010-07-06 13:29:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With extremely hot temperatures expected to linger over Pennsylvania for much of this week, Health Secretary Everette James today urged Pennsylvanians to take steps to recognize and prevent heat-related illness. "Those at greatest risk for developing heat-related illness are infants and young children, people over age 65, and those with heart disease, high blood pressure, breathing problems, or chronic conditions," James said....

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2010-05-24 15:03:55

Could help scientists track paleoclimate, determine whether dinosaurs and other species were warm- or cold-blooded Was Tyrannosaurus rex cold-blooded? Did birds regulate their body temperatures before or after they began to grow feathers? Why would evolution favor warm-bloodedness when it has such a high energy cost? Questions like these"”about when, why, and how vertebrates stopped relying on external factors to regulate their body temperatures and began heating themselves...

2010-05-11 04:00:00

ATLANTA, May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Hothead Technologies has executed an agreement with Shafer Medical Devices, a Division of Shafer Enterprises, LLC to develop and distribute a medical application of the H.O.T.(TM) System that supports the Shafer Medical Devices Hypo/Hyperthermic Pad in managing normothermia in patients, during pre-op, surgery, and post op. The H.O.T.(TM) System, created by Hothead Technologies, wirelessly monitors body temperature, sending warning signals if the individual's...

2010-04-13 10:48:00

SALZBURG, Germany, April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Many people suffer from underarm wetness. Special pads from COSMEA now offer an effective protection. These adhesive pads ensure hygienically dry skin, protect clothing from those unwanted sweat stains, and work against perspiration odor without losing that safe feeling. Conventional inserts are usually sewn or glued onto clothing. Purax Pure Pads however, are directly placed onto your skin and meet the highest medical quality standards....

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2010-03-25 09:23:41

That bracing morning shower and soothing bedtime soak in the tub are potentially important but until now unrecognized sources of the hormones, antibiotics, and other pharmaceuticals that pollute the environment, scientists reported yesterday at the 239th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society. The first-ever evaluation, they said, could lead to new ways to control environmental pollution from active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), which has been the source of growing concern....

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2010-03-10 14:14:36

People in seven European countries have positive attitudes toward a new eco-friendly toilet that could substantially reduce pollution problems and conserve water and nutrients, scientists in Switzerland are reporting. Their article, which calls on authorities to give wider support for the innovative toilet technology, is in ACS' Environmental Science & Technology, a semi-monthly journal. Judit Lienert and Tove Larsen note in the article that the so-called NoMix toilet collects urine...