Adderall Misuse May Be Hidden Part of Teen Amphetamine Abuse

American teens underestimate their use of amphetamines, likely because many don’t know that the attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) drug Adderall is an amphetamine, a new study suggests. High school and college students sometimes use Adderall, a type of stimulant medication, without a doctor’s order because they believe it will boost their mental function and school performance. […]
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Does smell sensitivity change everyday?

It has always been apparent that some individuals have a better sense of smell than others, but a new study of 37 teens provides the first direct evidence that within each person, smell sensitivity varies over the course of each day. The pattern, according to the data, tracks with the body’s internal day-night cycle, or […]
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Lucid dreaming could be real

In the 2010 film “Inception,” Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) describes his wife Mal’s trick for discerning reality from the fantastic dreamscape in which most of the film takes place: He uses what he calls a totem, a spinning top that will never fall over while he’s dreaming. But a totem, known to psychologists who study lucid […]
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Multifunctional Nanoparticle Enables New Type Of Biological Imaging

Spotting a single cancerous cell that has broken free from a tumor and is traveling through the bloodstream to colonize a new organ might seem like finding a needle in a haystack. But a new imaging technique from the University of Washington is a first step toward making this possible. UW researchers have developed a […]
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What Are Side Effects? What Causes Side Effects?

A side effect, also known as an adverse effect, adverse event, or undesirable secondary effect is when a treatment goes beyond the desired effect and causes a problem; the treatment, which may be a medication, surgical procedure or some kind of therapy has an undesirable secondary effect which occurs in addition to the desired therapeutic […]
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Health care can pay other dividends – UAE Newspaper

Health care is one of the economy’s bright spots, a recession-proof industry for which demand is forecast only to increase. To that end, governments and companies across the globe, including in the UAE, are developing plans and spending billions to build hospitals and clinics to cater for the needs of a population increasingly afflicted by […]
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Role of social science in HIV Prevention Research termed Critical

(CNS): It is well understood that both the efficacy and effectiveness of HIV Prevention research trial products (such as microbicides) depends upon their actual use by the clinical trial participants. “Use is a function of human behaviour and action that is affected by an individual, interpersonal, social, and cultural factors that operate interactively in complex, […]
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Evolution of Biomedical Test Equipment

Biomedical test equipment lies at the foundation of every hospital and GP surgery. From the simple thermometer to the CT scanner, biomedical equipment is used in every medical diagnosis and, in many cases, is also used for selecting the appropriate treatment option. Before the widespread availability of biomedical test equipment, the art of medical diagnosis […]
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New Patient Monitoring and Robotics Technology make life more easier

Article by By Carolyn Whelan courtesy http://www.scientificamerican.com/ A new generation of medical devices using wireless communications, sophisticated software and data center-driven “cloud” computing promises to deliver health care in ways previously limited to the confines of fancy hospital rooms. These advances, ranging from edible sensors to cordless heart monitors to robotic arms that mirror a […]
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Syntatic antibodies hold biomedical promise – new cures for cancer obesity

Antibodies are the immune system’s warriors. Their role is to pinpoint disease pathogens, attaching to them and neutralizing their effects. Though antibodies are of great value for biomedical research, the process of creating them has been time-consuming and tedious. Researchers at the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University have developed a much faster and simpler […]
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Siemens introduces stereoscopic ultrasonic imaging

Siemens Healthcare has developed a new software program that will give obstetricians and gynecologists the possibility to produce 3D stereoscopic views of a patient’s ultrasound scan. The new image management software dubbed syngo.fourSight Workplace operates with 3D vision technology and high-end professional graphics solutions provided by visual computing company NVIDA. Conventional 3D ultrasound technologies use […]
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Central Nervous System Capacity and Cardiovascular Evolution

Article osted by Trudy Sutherland There is something hapanning that you can understand. The Alpha Omega of of all (having numerous other names applied by human nervous systems) is understanding to humans the way that thoughts are generated originating from the cardiovascular system. When you udnerstand lower elements that exist inthe human body into the […]
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Businessweek Remote Health Care

If Telefónica (TEF) has its way, your knee will one day call your doctor. In partnership with Barcelona’s Hospital de la Esperanza, Telefónica has developed a knee brace embedded with motion sensors that enable physicians to monitor patients’ rehabilitation remotely after they’ve been discharged from the hospital. As they exercise, patients—and there are 200 testing […]
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