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Sunscreen Ingredients

FDA Finds High Systemic Absorption of Sunscreen Ingredients

Every patient in a small, randomized clinical trial testing over the counter (OTC) sunscreens quickly developed systemic levels of active ingredients that exceed the 0.5 ng/mL concentration the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidance says should trigger systemic safety testing, FDA researchers report today in JAMA. While the study authors and the authors of…

Hypoxia

Hypoxia Saves Cells And Organisms Lacking Movement Disorder Protein

Friedreich’s ataxia (FRDA) is a rare, inherited disorder that causes progressive damage to the nervous system. This damage leads to ataxia—problems with movement and coordination—that worsens with time. Other symptoms, such as loss of strength and sensation in the arms and legs; muscle stiffness, and impaired speech, hearing, and vision, can also result. New research…

Sleep Better

Sleep Apnea: Oral Appliance Could Help You Sleep Better

Obstructive sleep apnea is a condition that causes throat muscles to relax and narrows the airways of those affected while they are asleep. Snorting, choking or gasping while sleeping are the indicators of the condition. Usually the sufferers’ partner notices before they do People with mild to moderate sleep apnea experience daily fatigue and a…

Physiological Reactions

Rats Have Similar Physiological Reactions As Humans

Rats have similar physiological reactions to humans when it comes to sex, and perhaps also to orgasm. In fact, a good deal of what we know about what happens; in our brains during orgasm comes from the laboratory rat. While much of what happens in the brain during human orgasm remains a mystery; decades of…

General surgery

Physician Procedure Linked to Outcomes After Surgical Abortion

Surgically induced abortion is a low-risk procedure, women whose physician infrequently performs it have almost twice the risk of severe complications, found new research publish in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). Because “A physician who performs more procedures, regularly, most likely gains proficiency; as well as the ability to recognize and troubleshoot potential problems;” say…

Epidemic of chronic kidney

Chronic Kidney Disease: May Be Result Of High Heat Toxins

The epidemic of chronic kidney disease among agricultural workers and manual laborers in recent years; chronic kidney disease has emerged as a major illness among workers in hot climates. It was first identified in the 1990s by clinicians treating sugar cane workers in Central America. In 2012, it claimed roughly 20,000 lives and has now…

Devices For Children

PPDC Announces Seed Grants To Develop Medical Devices For Children

The Pennsylvania Pediatric Medical Device Consortium (PPDC) has announced its latest round of seed grants to companies developing medical devices for children. The Consortium chose four companies from 11 finalists in a competition to receive seed grants of $50,000 each. The devices are a rapid platelet monitoring system for newborns, a tracheostomy tube dislodgement alarm,…

Mother-Child Interactions

Effects Of Mother-Child Interactions As Children Become Adults

Interactions between a mother and her child have to cognitive outcomes in childhood, but little work has looked at farther-reaching effects. In a Journal of Marriage & Family study that examined data from the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study; more positive mother-child interactions during the first 16 years of life predicted higher education in adulthood; which predicted…

Blood Serum

Methods For The Detection Of Thyroid Hormones In Blood Serum

Thyroid compounds are a group of hormones responsible for the regulation of a variety of biological functions, including basal metabolic rate, lipid, glucose and carbohydrate metabolism. This group of compounds contains tyrosine base compounds including the physiologically active form triiodothyronine (T3). The majority of triiodothyronine is form enzymatically by the deiodination of thyroxine (T4). T4…

Sport

Doctors Cleared Him To Return To The Sport They Love

Nikolaus Dean suffer a debilitating concussion playing varsity lacrosse during his first year of university. His post-concussion symptoms persisted for a year before doctors cleared him to return to the sport they love. After his first practice back, they decided the risk wasn’t worth it and walked away. Since then, the UBC kinesiology Ph.D. student…

Women's Heart

A Better Way To Classify Young Women's Heart Attacks

Women age 55 and younger are less likely to exhibit the classic symptoms and underlying mechanisms of a heart attack commonly observed in men. This can leave women undiagnosed and at great risk. But a new study, sponsor by Women’s Health Research at Yale; so shows how a sex-specific classification system can define and group…

Pregnancy Complications

Migraines May Increase Risk Of Pregnancy Complications

Migraine is a common recurrent headache disorder causing by increased excitability of the central nervous system and by neurological, gastrointestinal, and autonomic changes, individually or in combination. The prevalence of migraine is highest during the reproductive years; with up to 25% of women of reproductive age affected by the disease.2,3 In pregnancy, migraine is often…