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[28 Feb 2010 | 4 Comments | 22,868 views]
New technology may help people quit smoking more easily

A new technology developed by researchers from Duke University Medical Center may soon help people quit smoking more easily. The new technology, which delivers more efficiently nicotine to the blood stream, provides immediate relief to withdrawal symptoms.
“We wanted to replicate the experience of smoking without incurring the dangers associated with cigarettes, and we wanted to do so more effectively than the nicotine replacement therapies currently on the market,” said Jed Rose, Ph.D., director of the Duke Center for Nicotine and Smoking Cessation Research.
Unlike other nicotine vapor delivery systems like Nicotrol …

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[27 Feb 2010 | No Comment | 4,528 views]
Stopping blood flow in the arm prevents damage to the heart in case of attack

Danish researchers discovered that if people having a heart attack temporarily stop the blood flow in the arm it prevents damage and strengthens the heart in the event of future attacks.
The conclusion emerged from a study that involved 150 patients who were treated like this in the ambulance when the heart attack occurred. The procedure, which cut off the blood supply in a patient’s arm for five minutes using a standard blood pressure cuff, was repeated four times with a 5 minute break on the way to hospital and it …

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[26 Feb 2010 | No Comment | 6,237 views]
Healthy food to avoid cardiovascular diseases

Cardiovascular diseases occur as a result of risk factors like high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, obesity or smoking.  Bellow you will find a range of foods and drinks which will help your heart function normally and help you avoid cardiovascular diseases.
Morning tea is very important for your heart’s health. Sage, rosemary and thyme have lots of antioxidant proprieties and protect you from the risk of developing diabetes, stroke or hypertension.
Cherries and blueberries are recommended for your heart because of their magnesium content and antioxidant proprieties which maintain normal cholesterol …

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[25 Feb 2010 | No Comment | 3,246 views]
Healthy food for strong bones

Our bone structure hardens during the first years of life until adolescence, but after that, as the years go by, it gets weaker and problems occur.  A rich diet in calcium and magnesium is very important to avoid problems later in life.
Your daily diet shouldn’t lack dairy products. Milk, cheese and yogurt consumed every day do wonders for bones and will help you avoid problems later in life and also keep you away from joint problems. Nutritionists recommend a glass of milk every day but you can also opt for …

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[24 Feb 2010 | No Comment | 1,841 views]
Antibody acting against haemorrhage

A specific antibody could limit or stop internal bleeding cased by shot wounds or the ones appeared after a car crash. Specifically, when there is a trauma the body releases into the blood a  protein called histone which starts destroying blood vessels.
Scientists from Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation discovered an antibody which blocks the protein’s capacity of causing damage in the wounded area. This breakthrough will serve for creating new ways of treating severe trauma.
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