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I swam with my contact lenses in – now I’m blind in one eye : Even Tap Water

Relevance: 100%      Posted on: August 21, 2012

By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED:17:05 EST, 20  August 2012| UPDATED:17:05 EST, 20 August 2012 As a contact lens wearer, Jennie Hurst knew  the importance of good hygiene to prevent eye infections. ‘I was meticulous about removing my lenses  before bed and making sure I did so with clean hands,’ says the 28-year-old from  Southampton. ‘I wore monthlies — where the lenses are  removed each night and replaced once a month — but I was so conscious of getting  an infection that I replaced them every two weeks. And I always cleaned them with  contact lens  cleaning solution, unlike some of my…

Contact allergies may trigger immune system defences to ward off cancer

Relevance: 96%      Posted on: April 7, 2014

Public release date: 11-Jul-2011 Association between cancer and contact allergy: A linkage study 2011 Contact allergies (reactions caused by direct contact with substances like common metals and chemicals) may help prime the immune system to ward off certain types of cancer, suggests research published today in the online only title BMJ Open. Previous research has indicated that people with type 1 allergies, which include pollen and house dust mites, may be more or less likely to develop cancer. But it is not known if those with contact allergies to common metals such as nickel, and chemicals, might also be afforded…

Social contact can ease pain related to nerve damage, animal study suggests

Relevance: 92%      Posted on: October 15, 2012

Contact: Adam Hinzey Adam.Hinzey@osumc.edu Ohio State University COLUMBUS, Ohio – Companionship has the potential to reduce pain linked to nerve damage, according to a new study. Mice that were paired with a cage-mate showed lower pain responses and fewer signs of inflammation in their nervous system after undergoing surgery that affected their nerves than did isolated mice, suggesting that the social contact had both behavioral and physiological influences. The social contact lowered the pain response and signs of inflammation even in animals that had experienced stress prior to the nerve injury. These mice experienced a specific kind of nerve-related pain…

Eye contact with your baby helps synchronize your brainwaves

Relevance: 91%      Posted on: November 30, 2017

Public Release: 29-Nov-2017   University of Cambridge   IMAGE: This is Lucy Kivlin and her baby Ginny. Credit: University of Cambridge When a parent and infant interact, various aspects of their behaviour can synchronise, including their gaze, emotions and heartrate, but little is known about whether their brain activity also synchronises - and what the consequences of this might be. Brainwaves reflect the group-level activity of millions of neurons and are involved in information transfer between brain regions. Previous studies have shown that when two adults are talking to each other, communication is more successful if their brainwaves are in…

‘The pecking dead’: Panicked Russians contact authorities to report eerie behaviour of ‘zombie pigeons’

Relevance: 91%      Posted on: August 21, 2013

Birds seem extremely lethargic and seemingly fearless John Hall Wednesday, 21 August 2013 A number of panicked Russians have contacted the authorities to report concerns over the bizarre behaviour of pigeons in Moscow. Locals have dubbed the birds “zombie pigeons” after a strange change in their behaviour swept the city – leaving the birds extremely lethargic and seemingly fearless. Speaking to Europe Radio Liberty, a Moscow resident named Umid said: “When I walk to work I usually see pigeons running and jumping around. But recently they haven’t been reacting to anything at all”. He added: “When a person walks past…

Russia Loses Contact With Satellites, Space Station

Relevance: 90%      Posted on: November 15, 2012

Published: Thursday, 15 Nov 2012 | 2:32 AM ET . By: Reuters . Russia's space agency scrambled to refigure communications with civilian satellites and the International Space Station on Wednesday after a cable broke outside Moscow, but said the satellites and the station were operating normally. The space agency, Roskosmos, offered assurances after state-run news agency RIA cited an unnamed source as saying Russia lost the ability to control most of its civilian satellites and send commands to its segment of the space station. "The cable break...is not affecting the functioning of Russian satellites and the International Space Station," Roskosmos…

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Relevance: 90%      Posted on: December 2, 2013

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Healthy mood spreads through social contact, depression doesn’t

Relevance: 90%      Posted on: August 18, 2015

Public Release: 18-Aug-2015 University of Manchester But crucially having depressed friends does not make you more likely to become depressed yourself. In other words the results indicate that healthy mood spreads through social networks but depression does not. This is important as there is stigma attached to being depressed. The results indicate that being friends with someone who is depressed does not put you at risk of becoming depressed yourself and it is likely to help the depressed person recover. Academics from the Universities of Manchester and Warwick collaborated on the study, which is published today in the journal Proceedings…

Russia loses space contact

Relevance: 90%      Posted on: November 15, 2012

Thu, 15 Nov 2012 8:27 AM Russia on Wednesday lost the ability to send basic commands to most of its satellites and segment of the International Space Station following a vital cable failure near Moscow. The Roscosmos space agency attributed the embarrassing malfunction to basic road repair work near the the sprawling Korolyov mission control centre that sits within sight of one of Russia's most heavily-used highways. Industry sources said the problem may take at least 48 hours to fix and could therefore delay the November 19 return of three ISS members who are completing their four-month mission on board…

108 Health Research Report 18 JUL 2011

Relevance: 8%      Posted on: April 6, 2014

#108 Health Technology Research Synopsis 108th Issue Date 18JUL2011 Compiled By Ralph Turchiano www.vit.bz www.youtube.com/vhfilm Editors Top Five: 1. Mobile phone derived electromagnetic fields can disturb learning 2. BPA-exposed male deer mice are demasculinized and undesirable to females, new MU study finds 3. Clinical study of epilepsy drug may have been purely promotional 4. Chemical produced in pancreas prevented and reversed diabetes in mice 5. Your mother was right: Study shows good posture makes you tougher In This issue: 1. BPA-exposed male deer mice are demasculinized and undesirable to females, new MU study finds 2. Calcium plus vitamin D may…

Common fragrance ingredients in shampoos and conditioners are frequent causes of eczema

Relevance: 8%      Posted on: October 13, 2012

Contact: Elin Lindstroem Claessen elin.lindstrom@sahlgrenska.gu.se 46-317-863-869 University of Gothenburg Considerably more people than previously believed are allergic to the most common fragrance ingredient used in shampoos, conditioners and soap. A thesis presented at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden found that over 5% of those who underwent patch testing were allergic to the air oxidized form of the fragrance ingredient linalool. "I would suspect that about 2% of the complete population of Sweden are allergic to air oxidized linalool. That may not sound very much, but it is serious since linalool is so widely used as a fragrance ingredient.…

Eyes in the Aisles: Why is Cap’n Crunch Looking Down at My Child?

Relevance: 6%      Posted on: April 4, 2014

  Silly rabbit, Trix are for kids!  In a study of 65 cereals in 10 different grocery stores, Cornell researchers found that cereals marketed to kids are placed half as high on supermarket shelves as adult cereals—the average height for children’s cereal boxes is 23 inches verses 48 inches for adult cereal. A second key finding from the same study is that the average angle of the gaze of cereal spokes-characters on cereal boxes marketed to kids is downward at a 9.6 degree angle whereas spokes-characters on adult cereal look almost straight ahead. To examine the influence of cereal box…

Wild parrots name their babies | video | : Rival Human Language

Relevance: 5%      Posted on: September 23, 2012

Wild green-rumped parrotlet parents give their babies their own individual names Wild pair of green-rumped parrotlets, Forpus passerinus, photographed in Venezuela. Male (left) and female (right). Image: screengrab. . People who live with parrots know that they can mimic their human care-givers as well as many of the common sounds in their environment. Although such mimicry is delightful, it does raise the question of what purpose does vocal mimicry serve for wild parrots?One proposed hypothesis for parrots' remarkable ability to mimic sounds in their environment is to develop and maintain social cohesion. For example, several species of wild parrots studied…

Holding infants — or not — can leave traces on their genes

Relevance: 4%      Posted on: November 28, 2017

Public Release: 27-Nov-2017   Amount of close and comforting contact from caregivers changes children's molecular profile University of British Columbia IMAGE: This is Michael Kobor, Professor of Medical Genetics at University of British Columbia and Investigator, BC Children's Hospital Research Institute Credit: UBC Faculty of Medicine The amount of close and comforting contact between infants and their caregivers can affect children at the molecular level, an effect detectable four years later, according to new research from the University of British Columbia and BC Children's Hospital Research Institute. The study showed that children who had been more distressed as infants and…

Warning over ‘epidemic’ of skin allergies from chemical in cosmetics and household products

Relevance: 4%      Posted on: July 7, 2013

A chemical found in everyday cosmetics and household cleaning products may be responsible for an “epidemic” of painful skin allergies, doctors have warned. Some well-known products that contain MI   By Claire Duffin 7:00AM BST 07 Jul 2013 The preservative – known as MI – is used in a wide range of shampoos, moisturisers and shower gels as well as make-up and baby wipes. But dermatologists warn people are being exposed to much higher doses than before, leading to a steep rise in allergies known as contact dermatitis where the skin becomes red and itchy and can sting and blister.…

Study finds eyeliner application may cause eye problems

Relevance: 4%      Posted on: April 1, 2015

Public Release: 1-Apr-2015 University of Waterloo People who apply eyeliner on the inner eyelid run the risk of contaminating the eye and causing vision trouble, according to research by a scientist at the University of Waterloo. This is the first study to prove that particles from pencil eyeliner move into the eye. Dr. Alison Ng, at the Centre for Contact Lens Research at Waterloo, directed the study when she was at Cardiff University in Wales. The team's findings appear in Eye and Contact Lens Science and Clinical Practice, the official peer-reviewed journal of the Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists. Dr.…

204 CNO Report 10 APR 2015

Relevance: 4%      Posted on: April 10, 2015

204CNO08APR2015 CNO Report 204 Release Date 10 APR 2015 Draft Report Compiled by Ralph Turchiano www.clinicalnews.org   In this issue: 1. UF study finds vitamin D can affect pain, movement in obese osteoarthritis patients 2. Study: Increased dietary magnesium intake associated with improved diabetes-related health outcomes 3. 1,000-year-old onion and garlic remedy kills antibiotic-resistant bugs 4. Folic acid may help elderly weather heat waves 5. Scientists reveal unique mechanism of natural product with powerful antimicrobial action 6. Study finds eyeliner application may cause eye problems 7. Common antidepressant increased coronary atherosclerosis in animal model 8. New report links frequency of…

205 CNO Report 24 APR 2015

Relevance: 4%      Posted on: April 24, 2015

205CNO19APR2015 CNO Report 205 Release Date 24 APR 2015 Draft Report Compiled by Ralph Turchiano www.clinicalnews.org In this issue: 1. Enzyme in cosmetic products can act as allergen via the skin 2. Mechanism outlined by which inadequate vitamin E can cause brain damage 3. New evidence for how green tea and apples could protect health 4. Your pain reliever may also be diminishing your joy 5. New research sheds light on how popular probiotic benefits the gut 6. Ancient herbal therapy can prevent -- and reverse -- cardiac hypertrophy in mice 7. Brain development suffers from lack of fish oil…

A possible answer for protection against chemical/biological agents, fuel leaks, and coffee stains

Relevance: 3%      Posted on: January 31, 2013

Contact: Robert White robert.white@afosr.af.mil Air Force Office of Scientific Research A recent discovery funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research may very well lead to a process that not only benefits every uniformed service member of the Department of Defense, but everyone else as well A recent discovery funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) may very well lead to a process that not only benefits every uniformed service member of the Department of Defense, but everyone else as well: protection from Chemical/Biological agents, to self-cleaning apparel, to effortless thermal management, to fuel purification as…

053 Health Research Report 31 MAR 2009

Relevance: 3%      Posted on: March 31, 2009

Health Research Report 53rd Issue Date 31 MAR 2009 Compiled By Ralph Turchiano www.healthresearchreport.me www.vit.bz www.youtube.com/vhfilm www.facebook.com/engineeringevil www.engineeringevil.com   Editors Top Five: 1. Common fragrance ingredients in shampoos and conditioners are frequent causes of eczema 2. Frankincense oil -- a wise man's remedy for bladder cancer 3. Review of probiotic trial research finds only Bifantis able to claim efficacy for IBS symptoms 4. Long-term L-carnitine supplementation prevents development of liver cancer 5. Exposure to insecticide may play role in obesity epidemic among some women In This Issue: 1. Frankincense oil -- a wise man's remedy for bladder cancer 2. Studies show that…

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