Quantcast
Last updated on April 24, 2014 at 17:35 EDT

Latest Reflexes Stories

2010-06-09 08:13:00

NATICK, Mass., June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- That's the message of Drs. Roya Sayadi and Joel Herskowitz. They are a wife-husband team from Natick, Massachusetts, who are spreading the word that swallowing problems are everywhere - and they can be deadly! "Many people these days know about the dangers of falling in the elderly," said Dr. Sayadi, a speech-language pathologist with the Natick Visiting Nurse Association. "Caregivers are on the alert and do many things to prevent falls. But not many...

2010-04-27 08:20:52

A new tool may help neurologists predict which coma patients may be candidates for organ donation, according to a study published in the April 27, 2010, print issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Organ donations must take place within 60 minutes of when the heart stops beating. Coma patients and other people with irreversible brain injuries are often potential organ donors because their other organs are usually healthy. "Neurologists...

2009-12-01 06:00:00

TORONTO, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ - Achoo Media, a division of Mango Moose Inc., launched their newest product today; Tissue Pack Advertising. The units come in a 4.5" x 3.5" slim and convenient design. The custom printed units are typically used for handouts by street teams or as direct mailing pieces. "The cost and usefulness of this product makes it a great replacement for the mundane flyer," says Ray Wali, President & Managing Director of Mango Moose Inc. Custom printed tissue pack...

2009-11-23 15:24:50

Scientists have revealed how environmental irritants such as air pollution and cigarette smoke cause people to cough, in research published today in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. The authors of the study, from Imperial College London and the University of Hull, have identified the reaction inside the lungs that can trigger coughing when a person is exposed to particular irritants in the air. They suggest that their findings may ultimately lead to the...

80dcd595dcb760e926d54391c94f6b09
2009-11-10 07:25:00

American and Australian scientists say they are working on a new breed of software which could turn your cell phone into a Star Trek-like device capable of diagnosing what ails you simply by coughing into the microphone. Researchers at the research firm STAR Analytical Services say that if medical experts are able to tell whether a patient has pneumonia or just a cold, or whether an infection is viral or bacterial just by the sound of a cough, then there's no reason why a computer program...

2009-09-17 17:10:52

A sneeze is just a sneeze except when it's done in front of the U.S. health and human services secretary -- then it's a learning moment. Kathleen Sebelius called out an errant sneezer during a White House news briefing Thursday while she was reviewing several department initiatives. Bless you, she said, then realized the reporter didn't use the preferred method of sneezing into the crook of his elbow. I mean, what is that about? One reporter noted his 2-year-old child did it the correct way...

2009-07-08 09:39:29

Scientists investigating the cough reflex have discovered a new group of molecules on the surface of nerve cells that make us cough when irritated.The findings, to be presented at the British Pharmacological Society's Summer Meeting in Edinburgh this week, could lead to new drugs to treat  cough, which when chronic affects about 10% of the UK population."Cough is the commonest symptom for which medical advice is sought and accounts for over half of new patient consultations to a GP,"...

2009-05-21 08:00:00

Videotape The Silliest Sneeze You've Ever Seen For the Chance to WIN BIG From Chloraseptic(R) and Little Allergies(R) Allergen Block! Contest Entry Deadline is August 30, 2009 IRVINGTON, N.Y., May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Do your friends, family, or coworkers chuckle every time you sneeze? Or do you think their "Achoo" is the funniest in America? Chloraseptic(R) Allergen Block and Little Allergies(R) Allergen Block, announce the launch of the first ever "Side-Splitting Sneeze Contest." With...

2009-05-13 17:21:34

A refrigerator stench at a California AT&T call center caused the building to be evacuated and seven people to be hospitalized with nausea, authorities said. The San Jose Fire Department said a hazmat team was sent to the office complex just before lunchtime Tuesday and determined the odor was coming from an office mini-fridge, the San Jose Mercury News reported Wednesday. The stink caused seven people to be hospitalized with vomiting or nausea and 21 others were treated at the scene by...

2009-03-19 12:56:58

A former police officer must pay a fine for speeding on his motorcycle despite claiming his actions were caused by a sneeze, a British magistrate says. Magistrate Margaret Oechsle fined Donald Johnstone, 62, $223 for going 10 miles above the speed limit in a 30-mph zone in the county of Norfolk last May, The Mirror said Thursday. You accept your speed increased and with any speed over 31 mph our sentencing guidelines come into play, said Oechsle, who also hit Johnstone with $167 in court...