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2012-02-01 20:55:23

Article is published in the American Journal of Physiology–Renal Physiology Nighttime visits to the bathroom are generally associated with being pregnant or having an enlarged prostate, but the problem can affect youngsters, too. A new study sheds light on why some children may need to urinate more often during the rest cycle. Danish researchers have found that sleep deprivation causes healthy children, between the ages of eight and twelve, to urinate significantly more frequently,...

2012-01-25 04:52:02

A new method for identifying bacteria that cause urinary tract infections (UTIs) will lead to much faster, more effective treatment as well as a reduction in costs. The procedure, described in the Journal of Medical Microbiology, could eventually be used for the identification of micro-organisms in other bodily fluids, including blood and spinal fluid. Scientists at the University Hospital Essen in Germany tested urine samples from in-house patients and were able to effectively separate...

2012-01-11 15:22:54

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has developed two new Standard Reference Materials (SRMs) for measurements of human exposure to environmental toxins. Used as a sort of chemical ruler to check the accuracy of tests and analytic procedures, the new reference materials replace and improve older versions, adding measures for emerging environmental contaminants such as perchlorate, a chemical...

BPA Levels Increase With Canned Soup Consumption
2011-11-23 10:52:09

The chemical bisphenol A (BPA) - used in soup cans to prevent them from rusting - could increase your risk of heart disease and diabetes, scientists warn. Consuming canned soup every day for just five days has now been shown to cause a 1,000 percent increase in levels of BPA in the body, reports Claire Bates of the Daily Mail. BPA is an endocrine disruptor that has been shown to interfere with reproductive development in animal studies at levels of 50 micrograms per kilogram of body...

Cat Urine To Power Space Travel?
2011-10-04 08:36:19

Will our next generation of space travel be powered by cat urine? Researchers from Radboud University Nijmegen in the Netherlands released a study which details the work of a particular bacterium that turns the smelly contents of your cat box (or any other type of urine) into space fuel, AFP is reporting. The results of the scientists´ work show that the bacterium anammox, first identified in the 1990´s, thrives in the absence of oxygen and transforms ammonium, the...

2011-09-15 12:48:33

A study by researchers from the schools of science and medicine at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis examines the effects of carbon nanoparticles (CNPs) on living cells. This work is among the first to study concentrations of these tiny particles that are low enough to mimic the actual exposure of an ordinary individual. The effects on the human body of exposure to CNPs -- minute chemicals with rapidly growing applications in electronics, medicine, and many other fields --...

2011-09-07 14:09:11

The kidneys play an important role in the regulation of blood pressure by adjusting the production of urine after eating or drinking. This process begins already in the upper digestive tract, which could explain why gastric bypass surgery for obesity also markedly reduce blood pressure, reveals a thesis from the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg. The kidneys can quickly adjust the production of urine after consumption of food or drink, which is important so that the...

2011-09-02 11:31:40

With citizens' groups seeking government regulation of foul-smelling ammonia emissions from large dairy farms, scientists today reported that adding natural plant extracts to cow feed can reduce levels of the gas by one-third while reducing the need to fortify cow feed with expensive protein supplements. They reported here at the 242nd National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS). J. Mark Powell, Ph.D., described the results of three studies undertaken to...

2011-08-03 14:38:11

Scientists are reporting an advance toward a fast, inexpensive urine test to detect and monitor the effectiveness of treatment for tuberculosis (TB), which is on a rampage in the developing world. Their study appears in the ACS' journal Analytical Chemistry. A team led by Virander Singh Chauhan and Ranjan Kumar Nanda notes that TB strikes an estimated 10 million people and kills 3 million each year, mostly in developing countries. Health care workers diagnose the disease by identifying the TB...

2011-07-28 15:37:00

WASHINGTON, July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As hot temperatures continue to soar throughout much of the country, the nation's emergency physicians are treating more people with heat-related illnesses with a focus on staying cool and keeping hydrated. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100616/DC22034LOGO-d) "Dehydration is very dangerous. It can lead to an emergency visit, and it can do significant damage to your body if left untreated," said Dr. Sandra Schneider,...


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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
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