Vietnam is the world's first managed to curb SARS

Vietnam is the world's first managed to curb SARSThe head of the Department of infectious diseases who David Heymann Heymann said on Monday that the peak incidence of "severe acute respiratory syndrome (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome - SARS) in Vietnam, Singapore, Canada and Hong Kong passed, reports CNN. According to Heyman, the number of new cases of infection with the SARS virus in these countries is falling constantly. The first state, in which the epidemic is brought under control, was Vietnam. As reported by the who representative Pascal Brydon (Pascale Brudon), this result was possible due to many factors, primarily the rapid and adequate response and transparency. In Vietnam the number of people infected by the SARS virus has not increased since April 12, and is 63 persons, the number of deaths has reached five. At the same time, the situation in China remains difficult. Читать полностью -->

American irradiated times to check the x-ray machine

American irradiated  times to check the x-ray machineFather and son, worked in the company, which produces x-ray machines, are accused of irradiation of 11 people, which they checked their equipment, according to The New York Times. Among the "patient" Timothy (Timothy Telymonde) and Andrew Telemond (Andrew Telymonde) were two children. More other was irradiated 19-year-old girl, which Telemond made 50 radiographs. Under U.S. law, Telemond threatens both administrative and criminal responsibility, namely to 18 months imprisonment and a fine of just under a million dollars. 37-year-old Timothy Telemond, who previously headed the company, already found guilty on all charges, and the sentence will be announced him on 2 April. Читать полностью -->

"Chinese pneumonia" may be two of the pathogen

 The staff of the Center for disease control Atlanta (Centers for Disease Control) and the University of Hong Kong (University of Hong Kong) independently of each announced the discovery of a second virus, presumably associated with the notorious "Chinese pneumonia". It is possible that the causative agents of this disease, which killed 17 people all over the world, are two viruses simultaneously working on the same team.". . . . . Читать полностью -->

for the First time with the help of genetic engineering grown a fragment of the optic nerve

for the First time with the help of genetic engineering grown a fragment of the optic nerveAn important step in the development of technologies for vision restoration made by American scientists from Harvard medical school. They were able to grow a fragment of the optic nerve. However, to return when this vision is not yet managed. According to published Monday in the scientific press reports about the research, experts have found ways to control the mechanism of regeneration of the optic nerve. The effectiveness of the methodology to three times higher than similar developments in the area of solving the problem of returning the view. The experiments were conducted on rats. Читать полностью -->

dental X-rays leads to miscarriage

dental X-rays leads to miscarriageRegular x-ray examination, including frequent x-rays of the teeth, can cause an early abortion or the birth of children with low weight. This was reported by experts from the University of Washington. As shown by their research in women during pregnancy 3-4 times receiving 0.4 mGy of x-ray irradiation (namely, such a dose a person receives when radiography of the teeth), children with low weight are born in 3.5 times more likely than the average population. In addition, similar effects on 5-6% increase the likelihood of early termination of pregnancy, i.e. miscarriage. "According to our calculations, a complete rejection of x-rays (of course, except in those cases where they are essential during pregnancy will reduce the number of children with low weight at 5-6%," said Dr Philip Hall, head of the research group. Читать полностью -->

Diet spoil eyes

Diet spoil eyesScientists from two of the leading medical institutions in the USA found that unbalanced diet or diets are the cause of the syndrome of "dry eye" in women. In particular, the key role in causing this unpleasant disease play a wrong proportions of different fatty acids in the diet. In the study, 37 of thousands of women doctors watched what has changed habits in eating with the possible risk to the eye. It was found that the abundance in the diet of fatty acids of the omega-3, which is rich in fish and nuts, forms a good protection for the eyes. And fatty acids of the omega-6 contained in confectionery and vegetable fats and meat, on the contrary, increase the risk of syndrome of "dry eye". Women whose diet levels of fatty acids of the omega-3 was high, the risk of the disease syndrome of "dry eye" decreased by 20 percent, compared with those who ate small amounts of these acids. Читать полностью -->

1 2   > > > >