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iBrain, which was designed for sleep monitoring, may also be able to help people to convey messages merely by thinking them

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...tical applications. Swiss drugmaker Hoffmann La Roche is working with NeuroVigil to develop software that will allow the device to monitor how drugs on working in the brain. Dr. Philip Low says it’s a key step toward creating highly-effective personalized medication. It can also be used to simply and quickly diagnose autism, sleep apnea, depression and other disorders that affect the brain....

Over time, bad posture due to the effects of heavy bags on our deportment leads to distorted fat distribution

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...y of my female patients carry more fat down one side of their body and their fat stores were uneven. The only thing these women had in common was their ridiculously big handbags.” Postural expert Ivana Daniell says that Dr. Michael Prager’s observations are due to the effects of heavy bags on our deportment. Over time, bad posture leads to distorted fat distribution. “Our posture affects where we...

Researchers say men will soon live longer than women for the first time since records began after abandoning their unhealthy, macho lifestyles

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...thy, macho lifestyles. Once boys born in 2000 reach the age of 30, they can expect to match girls of the same age by living to 87.1. Researchers predict younger males will then go on to surpass the life spans of their female counterparts. In 1970, a man aged 30 was expected to die 5.7 years before a woman of the same age – the widest gap since records began in 1841. The common view has been...

Weight loss could be a potential factor in regaining erectile function by losing 5 to 10 percent of the body weight

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...of their weight and had continued to show improvement in erectile and urologic function. On average, their scores on a scale used to measure erectile function had improved from the “severe erectile dysfunction” category to the “mild erectile dysfunction” score. The blood tests done throughout the year showed that dieting lowered the levels of inflammation in the men’s...

Although Domnica Cemortan says Francesco Schettino barely noticed her at first, it is clear from a photograph taken of them in a restaurant on the Cote d’Azur on December 13, which was published in Italian magazine Chi, that she was already smitten

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...ves with her mother and 2-year-old daughter, Domnica Cemortan finally revealed her true feelings for the discredited Captain Francesco Schettino. The Costa Concordia captain is currently under house arrest on suspicion of multiple manslaughter, abandoning ship and causing shipwreck. If convicted, Francesco Schattino faces 15 years in jail. Domnica Cemortan admits that not only had she been alone w...

John Kelly could be ruined after his friends and family exposed his racist Facebook rant against Whiney Houston

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...y appalled that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie lowered flags to half-staff at state buildings on the day of Whitney Houston’s funeral. John Kelly said that as a known drug addict Whitney Houston should not be promoted as a role model for kids. “I do stand behind everything I said except the n-word. I regret using that adjective,” explained John Kelly. “Does that make me a racist? Are you kiddi...

Israeli scientists warn that sitting down for too long may give you a big bottom

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Israeli scientists warn that sitting down for too long may give you a big bottom. Not just eating junk food put your bottom at risk – sitting all day in the office is just as likely to broaden your rear. The warning comes from a scientist who usually researches bed sores which can affect those bedridden or in a wheelchair due to paralysis. Israeli scientists warn that sitting down for too long m...

As well as verbal abuse, Darrell Hammond says he was regularly stabbed, beaten and subjected to electric shocks as a young boy

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...even medications at one time”. He also said he was urged to reach out to his mother as a part of his therapy. He writes that when he finally did call, his mother said: “Don’t ever call us again.” Darrell Hammond did not see his mother again until just before her death. His father died soon after. Despite his problems, Darrell Hammond was the longest-running performer on the show until his re...

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...ing because of distrust based on past experiences, discuss this openly,” she said. Snooping can also affect your ability to get to sleep. Obsessing about information keeps your ticking, making it that harder to wind down and get a good night’s sleep. Lisa Brateman, a Manhattan-based psychotherapist, told msnbc.com: “Knowing the real reason or anxiety about the need to snoop can certainly hel...

Kameron Asgari was in the fifth grade at Helen Jydstrup Elementary School in Las Vegas

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...fth grade at Helen Jydstrup Elementary School in Las Vegas School officials wrote to parents asking them to keep a close eye on their children’s behavior. In a letter, Principal David Fydman said: “Please monitor any signs of grief or behavioral changes in your child/children as this loss may affect them in unexpected ways. “It is important to be honest with him or her and to allow them to...

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...as serious health implications and can actually cause result in future weight gain because it lowers the rate of metabolism. Dr. George Bray, who led the study, explained in the Journal of the American Medical Association: “The hypothesis was that the low-protein and high-protein diets might affect fat gain, but they didn’t. “Fat gain isn’t modulated to any significant degree by protein inta...

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...ts have begun talking much more about what is known as abdominal obesity – basically fat round the stomach • It is recommended that men are no larger than 94cm (37in) and women 80cm (31.5in) • Fat around the waist is related to the release of proteins and hormones which affect how the body breaks down sugars and fats Related search articles:baloney barb christina aguilera blood sugar dolche...

Pfizer says Janet Rodriguez cashed a severance check priced over $400K more than she was owed

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...money back. Pfizer insists the check for $517,140.24 was an honest mistake with only $105,851.75 of the check meant to be paid. Thecompany plans to take it every which way in court. Pfizer says Janet Rodriguez cashed a severance check priced over $400K more than she was owed   An attorney for Janet Rodriguez told the New York Post that Pfizer waited far too long to spot their error and coll...

Osteoporosis occurs when bone mineral density is lower. The bones are fragile and break (fracture) easily.

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...ested alcohol might have a protective effect, heavy drinking is known as a major factor that weakens the bones, and leads to osteoporosis.   It is not the first time when researchers focus on the linkage between osteoporosis and wine.   Katherine Tucker, professor of nutrition and epidemiology at the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center at Tufts University in Boston, said in 2004 that be...

In other studies aspirin appeared to protect against cataract or neovascularization in macular degenaration, thus protecting against vision loss.

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...lar degenaration, thus protecting against vision loss.     Wet and dry macular degeneration are the leading causes of vision loss in persons over age 60. These conditions affect millions of Americans.   The seniors often take aspirin to prevent or to slow the progression of cardiovascular diseases. It could be the cardiovascular diseases that are linked with macular degeneration, some me...

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...ntralized architecture for the service means that additional encryption and security can be added to the messages that traverse the network. And for many corporate customers, this added security is the main reason they use the service. But the architecture also means there are single points of failure throughout the network. This means that when there is a major infrastructure disruption, it can a...

BC-819, used to treat pancreatic cancer, is a double stranded DNA plasmid construct that incorporates the gene for diphtheria toxin (DTA) under the regulation of the promoter sequence for H19 gene.

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...uitment of the first 18 patients in order to determine the appropriate dose of BC-819 to utilize for the remainder of the trial. Tikcro (Tel Aviv, Israel) has holdings in BioCancell Therapeutics, Inc. (Jerusalem, Israel), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company operating in the area of cancer treatment.   BC-819, used to treat pancreatic cancer, is a double stranded DNA plasmid construct...

Neurons in the hippocampus exposed to large amounts of alcohol produce steroids, which inhibit the formation of memory (left), vs. normal neurons (right)

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...professor of psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, said: “We’ve found that exposure to alcohol inhibits some receptors and later activates others, causing neurons to manufacture steroids that inhibit memory formation.” The brain cells affected by alcohol are found in the hippocampus and other brain structures involved in advanced cognitive functions. Yukitoshi Izumi...

Liliane Bettencourt, 88, the France's richest woman who inherited the L'Oreal cosmetics fortune, was told that she had dementia and Alzheimer's and is no longer mentally fit to run her business affairs

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...day’s ruling was “contrary to good sense” and there would be an appeal. Liliane Bettencourt is the daughter of Eugene Schueller, the founder of L’Oreal. Bettencourt family owns a 31% stake in the company, worth over $20 billion. Francoise Bettencourt-Meyers reassured investors that the decision to put Liliane Bettencourt under guardianship would not affect the company in any way. Rela...

Cataracts

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...yet to be tested on humans.   This medicine could delay cataracts progression in such a manner that surgery might never be needed, said Abell. “Optometrists can tell very early on whether you have signs of cataracts, well before they affect vision. By using the drug early, you could slow their development so much it would not actually develop,” Professor Abell told The Advertiser...

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...non-invasive session.” Trials are now being held in Germany and Australia, and Oliver Buck believes the treatment could be licensed in the UK within two years. He says it will “certainly” be cheaper than current therapies. Oliver Buck said: “The radiation does not affect surrounding tissue and also seems to activate the body’s healing mechanisms.” He stressed that surgery remains the “gold standa...

IBM researchers have successfully stored a single data bit in only 12 atoms

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...ad author Sebastian Loth said. “The obvious question to ask is how long can we keep going. And the fundamental physical limit is the world of atoms. “The approach that we used is to jump to the very end, check if we can store information in one atom, and if not one atom, how many do we need?” IBM researchers have successfully stored a single data bit in only 12 atoms Below 12...

In one of the more gruesome images released by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game a dead sea lion can be seen pinned by her flippers in a windsock, which led to her drowning

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...n Steller sea lions, which are threatened by extinction, was carried out between 2000 and 2007 along the coast of Alaska and northern British Columbia. The study revealed that 386 animals had picked up debris. Plastic packing bands – used to secure boxes – and rubber bands were found to be the most common items which ended up around the necks of the animals. Metal flasher lures, which...

Amsterdam's Schiphol airport has been evacuated after Dutch police has arrested a man who locked himself in a toilet and claimed to have a bomb

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...to have a bomb. Schiphol’s two main international terminals were evacuated at about 11:30, as the bomb squad and scores of police arrived at the scene. The terminals reopened about four hours later, after officers said the man posed no threat to the public. However, delays continued to affect the airport – one of Europe’s busiest. Dutch border police were investigating whether t...

Apple was granted the sliding patent in March 2010

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...dispute against Motorola Mobility regarding a “slide-to-unlock” feature on smartphones. The judgement marks Apple’s first patent victory over Motorola in any part of the world. Patent consultant Florian Mueller said the ruling could affect patent disputes involving Android device makers worldwide. Motorola said it planned to appeal and the judgement would have “no impact&#...