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2009-08-05 10:40:00

A study released on Wednesday warned that one of the world's most common insect repellents acts on the central nervous system in the same way as some insecticides and nerve gases, AFP reported. Researchers say moderate use of the chemical compound deet is most likely safe, but experiments on insects, as well as on enzymes extracted from mice and human neurons, showed for the first time that it can interfere with the proper functioning of the nervous system. Many experts are urgently calling...

2009-08-04 19:11:53

DEET, the active ingredient in many insect repellents, has been found to be neurotoxic in insects and mammals, French researchers reported Tuesday. Because of their finding, researchers are saying more investigations are needed quickly to either confirm or dismiss potential neurotoxicity to humans, the researchers said in a news release. We've found that DEET is not simply a behavior-modifying chemical but also inhibits the activity of a key central nervous system enzyme, acetycholinesterase,...

2009-07-27 15:06:00

ARLINGTON, Va., July 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Chemistry Council (ACC) today responded to the article in Pediatrics: H. von Rettberg, T. Hannman, U. Subotic, J. Brade, T. Schaible, K. L. Waag, S. Loff, Use of Di(2-Ethylhexyl)Phthalate-Containing Infusion Systems Increases the Risk for Cholestasis, Pediatrics 124(2): 710-716 (August 2009). Total parenteral nutrition - delivery of nutrition intravenously via plastic tubing - is a life-saving treatment used with newborns...

2009-07-21 11:15:04

Trout are better models for cancer research than mice or rats, a leading researcher at Oregon State University said. George Bailey helped found the university's world-class trout research center, which recently completed a study of the effects on tissue of carcinogenic Dibutyl phthalate, used in adhesives, plastics and ink, The (Portland) Oregonian reported Tuesday. Three decades of aquatic study convinced Bailey, 68, that trout are cheaper to raise and care for than rodents, and have...

2009-07-06 14:38:44

A new study of expectant mothers suggests that a group of common environmental contaminants called phthalates, which are present in many industrial and consumer products including everyday personal care items, may contribute to the country's alarming rise in premature births.Researchers at the University of Michigan School of Public Health found that women who deliver prematurely have, on average, up to three times the phthalate level in their urine compared to women who carry to...

2009-06-29 06:43:23

Exposure to phthalates, chemical compounds used as plasticizers in personal care products, children's toys, and some medical devices, may put infants at risk of low birth weight, a new study shows. Phthalate exposure can begin in the womb and has been associated with negative changes in endocrine function. The study examines the possibility that in utero phthalate exposure may also contribute to low birth weight. Low birth weight is the leading cause of death in children under 5 years of age...

2009-06-25 07:50:32

 Many parents worry about their child's exposure to phthalates, the chemical compounds used as plasticizers in a wide variety of personal care products, children's toys, and medical devices. Phthalate exposure can begin in the womb and has been associated with negative changes in endocrine function. A new study soon to be published in the Journal of Pediatrics examines the possibility that in utero phthalate exposure contributes to low birth weight in infants. Low birth weight is the...

2009-05-14 08:14:00

Dimensional graphics from a "green" perspective INVER GROVE HEIGHTS, Minn., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- IGH Solutions announced today the introduction of the world's first PVC-free lenticular gift card constructed from APET, a plastic usually used in the manufacturing of water and soft drink bottles. The new card construction provides exceptionally deep 3-D and lenticular effects yet utilizes no PVC in its construction. Several large retailers and card-issuers have committed to reducing or...

2009-03-06 06:00:00

Mangosteen category-creator XanGo continues its leadership in product innovation with green skincare application Next phase of performance research shows XanGo(R) Juice reduces inflammation in obese subjects Statement by Robert Conlee, CEO of XanGo, LLC LEHI, Utah, March 6 /PRNewswire/ -- XanGo, LLC, the first company to market a premium mangosteen beverage, continues to lead the superfruit movement. As a global nutrition company, XanGo now reaches 23 countries and is expanding the...

2009-02-09 21:48:50

A compound of the Tauroniro tree in South America has been found to be effective in deterring mosquitoes from biting and to repel ticks, researchers said. The study, published in the Journal of Medical Entomology found that isolongifolenone deters the biting of the mosquitoes -- known spreaders of diseases such as malaria, West Nile virus and Lyme disease -- more effectively than the widely used synthetic chemical repellent N,N-diethyl-3-methyl benzamide, known as DEET. It also repelled...


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Thyroid And Parathyroid Glands
2013-03-04 13:34:45

The thyroid gland is an endocrine gland located anterior to the trachea and inferior to the thyroid cartilage. It is butterfly shaped with three lobes that make it the largest endocrine organ in the body. Its primary function is to control the body’s metabolism by regulating how quickly the body uses energy, proteins, and hormones. The two lateral lobes are connected by the middle lobe called the isthmus, which lies directly on top of the trachea. The entire gland is enclosed in a...

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Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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