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2011-04-14 20:53:33

Gasping for breath during a workout may be more than just a sign that you're out of shape. It could also indicate a condition called exercise-induced asthma, according to an expert at Baylor College of Medicine. "Exercise-induced asthma occurs when someone has shortness of breath, gets winded easily, has wheezing and sometimes even a cough shortly after exercise begins," said Dr. John Rogers, professor of family and community medicine at BCM. Asthma occurs when there are spasms of the smooth...

2011-04-12 09:07:00

ALLEN, Texas, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- COHERENCE LLC, Allen, Texas is awarded US Patent #7922664, describing the detection and measurement of a blood wave that rises and falls when we breathe with depth and regularity - what COHERENCE refers to as "Coherent Breathing." Author and inventor Stephen Elliott and colleagues call this the "Valsalva Wave," named after 15th century physiologist Antonio Valsalva, one of the first Western scientists to observe and document the relationship...

2011-02-28 15:58:17

Results from a study published in Blood, the Journal of the American Society of Hematology reveal a close relationship between pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH)"”exceedingly high blood pressure in the arteries carrying blood from the heart to the lungs"”and abnormalities of the blood-forming cells in the bone marrow (known as myeloid abnormalities). The study, which was conducted by a team of researchers at the Cleveland Clinic, showed that blood progenitor cells (cells that...

2011-02-01 22:00:27

From sound science to sound sleep New research from the University of Toronto could provide some restful nights for the 18 million North Americans who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea. In a recent study that appeared in the Journal of Neuroscience, scientists from the University demonstrated that repeated obstruction of the airways requires release of the brain chemical noradrenaline. The release of this chemical helps the brain learn to breathe more effectively and purposefully. "What we...

2011-01-10 15:09:14

A team of scientists has created particles that closely mirror some of the key properties of red blood cells, potentially helping pave the way for the development of synthetic blood. The new discovery "“ outlined in a study appearing in the online Early Edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences during the week of Jan. 10, 2011 "“ also could lead to more effective treatments for life threatening medical conditions such as cancer. University of North Carolina at...

2010-12-23 01:59:04

New Concordia study published in The Physician and Sportsmedicine examines link Obese people are more likely to report exercise as a trigger for asthma. Of 673 people evaluated in a new study whose results are published in the journal The Physician and Sportsmedicine, 71 percent of participants reported exercise-induced asthma (ETA). The findings are important, since 2.3 million Canadians are affected by asthma according to Statistics Canada. ETA affects up to 90 percent of asthma sufferers,...

2010-12-17 00:00:42

Dahn Yoga introduces entertaining tips for managing holiday stress and healthy living. Gilbert, AZ (PRWEB) December 16, 2010 Dahn Yoga is currently hosting a series of videos through Dahn TV which can help you maintain your health and manage holiday stress. Dahn Yoga applies Traditional Eastern healing wisdom with simple, but effective exercises. This unique practice emphasizes stimulating the circulation of "ki (chi, qi)" through a system of energy channels in the body, known as...

2010-08-02 16:11:24

Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have uncovered a key step in the creation of new red blood cells in an animal study. They found that a tiny fragment of ribonucleic acid (RNA), a chemical cousin of DNA, prompts stem cells to mature into red blood cells. The researchers also created an artificial RNA inhibitor to block this process. Such interventions, if fruitful in humans, might be useful against some cancers and other diseases, such as polycythemia vera, in which the body...

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2010-06-25 05:25:00

Yale University researchers have reported an important first step in regenerating fully functional lung tissue that can exchange gas "“ the most critical function of the lungs. Lung tissue is difficult to regenerate because it does not generally repair or regenerate beyond the microscopic level.   Currently, the only way to replace damaged adult lung tissue is through lung transplantation, a procedure highly vulnerable to organ rejection and infection, and one in which the...

2010-06-03 14:17:23

Indiana U. research at the American College of Sports Medicine annual meeting An Indiana University study found that strengthening inspiratory muscles by performing daily breathing exercises for six weeks significantly reduced the amount of oxygen these same breathing muscles required during exercise, possibly making more oxygen available for other muscles. Louise Turner, a researcher in the Department of Kinesiology, said just the act of breathing during an endurance activity, such as...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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