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October 2011 - Posts

Regular Coffee Drinking Has Been Linked To Many Health Benefits.

Caffeine is the most widely used psychoactive drug used worldwide [1]. Regular Coffee Drinking has been recently in the NEWS several times and has been linked with the following Health Benefits: 1) Regular Coffee Drinkers are less likely to have
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IBM's Dr. Watson (Watson Supercomputer) to bring Automation to Healthcare. Are you Ready?

Star Trek’s unnamed computer capabilities are coming to Healthcare. IBM's Supercomputer Watson (Dr. Watson) has been under development since 2006. It is an Artificial Intelligence (AI) computer system capable of answering questions posed in natural
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What Is Picosecond LASER And What Is Its Latest Role In The World Of Medicine?

A brief overview of Picosecond Laser:   Pico- (p) is a prefix used in metric system of measurement to denote the size which is one-trillionth of a meter. This size is a thousand times smaller than nano- which is a billionth of a meter.  
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Women Infected With Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) May Have Increased (2-3 times) Heart Attack, Stroke Risk.

According to a report published in the Journal of the American College of cardiology "Women infected with human papillomavirus or HPV, are two to three times as likely as uninfected women to have had a heart attack or stroke".   Wall Street journal

Increased Morbidity (complications) And Mortality (deaths) On Weekends And In July In U.S. Hospitals.

Lots of data is accumulating that shows avoidable deaths, injuries and medication errors occur at teaching hospitals in U.S. in the month of July every year when fresh and inexperienced PGY-1 Resident doctors start their residencies and are eager to use
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Why do I need to be relaxed in order to achieve and maintain an erection?

Thank you for asking me such a personal question. For understanding this you need to understand the basics of the human nervous system, particularly the functioning of the parasympathetic nervous system (PNS), a branch of the autonomic nervous system
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Vitamin E Supplementation Does Not Protect Men Against Prostate Cancer But Might Increase Risk.

Selenium and Vitamin E Cancer Prevention Trial (SELECT) found that neither selenium nor vitamin E supplements reduced the risk for prostate cancer in men. An updated version in JAMA went on to further state that Vitamin E supplementation can
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Synthetic Life Becomes Reality!

Syntheric life became a reality last year (2010) when a team of 40 researchers led by Dr. J. Craig Venter, a geneticist and scientist at his not for profit research institute located in Rockville, Maryland were able to create a synthetic cell whose 1.08
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RNA (Ribonucleic acid) more important than DNA (Deoxyribonucleic acid) in encoding and decoding of information and origin of life.

The Central Dogma of Biology where DNA makes RNA which further makes Proteins has been much revered in the past by Biologists. It has plagued many evolutionary and origin of life scientists for almost 40 years as to which among these three came first
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Boys With Autism May Grow Faster as Babies.

According to a study published in Archives of General Psychiatry "Overgrowth" in length, weight and head circumference may signal a problem in male babies. The boy babies with Autism grow faster than their non-autistic counterparts.   Prior
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Learn While You Sleep. Good Sleep Habbits Improves Memory And Potentially Academic Performance.

According to a study done by Michigan State University researchers, and published in Journal of Experimental Psychology: General People may be learning while they are asleep. The team of researchers who studied 250 people is speculating that this
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Genes, Not Healthy Living, Get Most to Age 100! FOXO 3A gene varient associated with longevity!

FOXO 3A gene belongs to a forkhead family of so called "superintendent genes" which are critical for the surveillance and maintenance of cellular functions. Having this right variant has been shown in several studies across different species including
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Does wearing a bra increase my chances of developing Breast Cancer?

Wearing a bra does not increse your chances of developing Breast Cancer but it does decrease the chances of early detection of Breast Cancer using the usual Mammogram screening. Its speculated that because of the support provided by using a bra, the breasts
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Can staying healthy become an obsession?

I am here to talk about how sometimes staying healthy can become an obsession for some people. Our brain is a very powerful organ and controls our every action and is motivated by either reward or punishment or a combination of both. What staying healthy
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Blood and its components explained for you.

Blood (about 8% of total body weight) is a specialized type of connective tissue which has the liquid portion called the plasma (roughly about 55% of the whole blood) and the solid portion (about 45%) known as formed elements. The formed elements
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Intelligence largely rooted in GENES!

Journal Molecular Psychiatry reports that there's no one 'smart' gene, but many genes that play a role in high IQs. References: Source: Ian Deary, Ph.D., MBChB, professor, differential psychology, University of Edinburgh, Scotland; Peter Visscher,
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Taller people at greater risk of cancer!

A study done in UK and published in the journal Lancet Oncology found that for every 10 cm increase in height over 5 feet in women raises their risk of  developing cancer by 16%. Somehow, smoking was inversely related to height. taller women who were
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Maternal Blood Test Can Determine Sex of Fetus at 7 Weeks

Noninvasive Fetal Sex Determination Using Cell-Free Fetal DNA. The study concluded that "Despite interstudy variability, performance was high using maternal blood. Sensitivity and specificity for detection of Y chromosome sequences was greatest using
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What is our Immune System and how does it work?

Immune System in our bodies serves the defense mechanism and can be divided into first, second and third line of defense. It is a complicated body system and shares an analogy to a nation (country), the Border Patrol, the Immigration system,
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How does Cranberry juice help in preventing and treating Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)?

It has been now known since the mid 1990's that the presence of specific compounds called condensed tannins (esp. proanthocyanidins or PAC) in the Vaccinium fruit species like the Cranberries, Blueberries, Red huckleberries, and lingonberries prevents
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Is stress always bad for us?

No, stress is not always bad. Infact stress can be good at times called Eustress (good stress). Eustress can lead us to out-perform in certain situations like exams, games etc. Infact the human body's response to stress is designed to save us in extreme
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What is nanotechnology and how is it changing the medical field?

Nano- refers to a billionth of a meter. To understand how small is a nanometer click here. It's a size somewhere between atoms and molecules. The matter behaves very differntly at nano scale, like gold which is solid and inert becomes a liquid and
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3D Organ Printer printing a Human Kidney and more - Dr. Anthony Atala, Head of Regenerative Medicine at Wake Forest University, NC.

In the video in the link attached below you will see Dr. Anthony Atala, head of Regenerative Medicine at Wake Forest University, NC at TED conference in Mar. 2011 printing a human kidney on stage using a 3D organ printer. The Kidney is not ready to be
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Glycated Hemoglobin (HbA1c) levels fail to diagnose Diabetes and Prediabetes in Arab population.

According to the Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes 2011, ADA had recently approved the use of HbA1c levels in diagnosing Diabetes (HbA1c ≥ 6.5%) and Prediabetes (HbA1c levels between 5.7-6.4%). But more and more evidence is accumulating
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Diabetes found to be an independent risk fact for colon and rectal cancers.

According to a study reported in American Journal of Gastroenterology, the researchers from University of California, Berkeley diabetes is an independent risk fact for colon and rectal cancers. A person with diabetes has a 38% higher risk of developing
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