A revolutionary new smart chip, the size of a match head implanted in the spinal cord, blocks pain signals and prevents them from reaching the brain.
The tiny device works by monitoring the nerves carrying pain signals and firing electrical pulses of up to 10 volts that block the undesirable signals from reaching the brain.
The Implantable Neuro Sensing and Stimulation or INS2 was developed between 2008 and 2010 by National ICT Australia (NICTA) … full story
The best way to improve your looks is to get some sound sleep, rather than spend a small fortune on lotions, potions or dresses.
Those who manage eight hours a night look far more attractive than those who are sleep deprived, say scientists from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden.
A group of healthy young adults were photographed after a good night’s sleep, and again after much less, reports the British Medical Journal.
Each picture … full story
Scientists claim that a natural sweetener like honey is a great way to deal with the toxic effects of a hangover.
The Royal Society of Chemistry claims that the fructose in the honey – which is also found in golden syrup – is essential to help the body break down alcohol into harmless by-products.
The reason why hangovers are painful is that alcohol is first broken down into acetaldehyde, a substance which is toxic for the body, says John Emsley … full story
For decades doctors and pregnant women have relied on amniocentesis – taking a sample of DNA from the amniotic fluid – to diagnose certain disorders in unborn babies, despite the risk of triggering a miscarriage.
Now scientists in Hong Kong have made a groundbreaking discovery which will make it possible for doctors to detect a whole range of genetic abnormalities in foetuses by simply testing the mother’s blood.
The team at the Chinese University … full story
Eating almonds can prevent diabetes and heart disease.
Researchers have found that eating nuts regularly may help treat type 2 diabetes, accounting for 90-95 percent of all cases.
It could also tackle cardiovascular disease, the Journal of the American College of Nutrition reports.
Diabetics have a shortage of insulin or a decreased ability to use the hormone that allows glucose to enter cells and convert to energy, according to the Daily Mail. … full story
Types of Dental Braces
Dental braces are used in cases of crooked teeth or a misaligned bite. In some cases, all you may need would be retainers. Sometimes, those with an extreme overbite, or under bite, may require surgery. But most people just need braces to gradually correct their teeth alignment. Usually your dentist will direct you to an orthodontist, a dentist specializing in correcting tooth irregularities: the orthodontist. After studying … full story
Most backaches come from strained muscles in the lower back. Other causes include back injuries such as a slipped or herniated disc, arthritis, osteoporosis and urinary tract infection. The goals of treatment are to treat the cause of the backache, relieve the pain, promote healing and avoid re-injury.
How to Avoid Back Pain:
Lifting causes a lot of backaches. Here are some lifting Do's and Don'ts to help you avoid straining your back.
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Here is list of fat burning foods...
Fruits rich in vitamin C like limes, lemons, oranges, guava, grapefruit and tangerines have fat burning properties . Vitamin C dilutes the fat and makes it less effective and helps in releasing the fat from the body.
Nuts and milk are also considered effective fat burners..
Breakfast foods like Oatmeal, skimmed milk and whole grain cereal and even spicy foods containing peppers are considered as foods that … full story
I found this in the 12/04 issue of Fitness magazine and thought it was interesting. It takes into account a persons age, height, and activity level. By using your goal weight (10 pounds lighter) in the equation, you automatically eat fewer calories. Im not sure how accurate it is but at least it gives us an idea of what might be appropriate. Of course, losing 10 pounds in 6 weeks might be a little drastic for some people.
1. Subtract 10 pounds from … full story
It is a well-known fact that indulging in aerobic sports activity like badminton gives multiple health benefits and promotes longevity.
In fact it has been found that playing badminton till you get an increase in heart rate or mild breathlessness regularly in middle age lowers the risk of death by about 23% in the subsequent 20 years and improves longevity by at least 2 years. The optimal health benefits are achieved by playing badminton for at … full story
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