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In India it will 99%.
<!--emo&:cool--><img src='style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/specool.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='specool.gif' /><!--endemo--> The plastic surgery claim relates to Susruta, who lived 150 years before Greece's "father of medicine," Hippocrates, and who lends his name to a number of modern Indian clinics.

Iyer, citing official records, said the surgeon pioneered nose reconstruction in northern India, which entailed removing skin from the forehead of a person to re-build the facial feature.
Criminals were often punished by having their noses cut off during his time.

He is credited with authoring the Susruta Samhita, a medical text which details 650 types of drugs, 300 operations, 42 surgical procedures and 121 types of instruments, according to available records.
<!--emo&:omg--><img src='style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/omg.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='omg.gif' /><!--endemo--> The "snoreplasty" involves injecting a chemical called sodium tetradecyl into the roof of the mouth -- the two-minute treatment eases snoring by stopping the soft tissue at back of the mouth from vibrating, the 'Daily Mail' reported.

In fact, the scientists led by Dr Hadi Al-Jassim, have treated 400 patients in Liverpool with the new injection as an alternative to painful surgery.
<!--emo&:omg--><img src='style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/omg.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='omg.gif' /><!--endemo--> “We therefore hypothesize that musical training (but not necessarily passive listening to music) affects attention and memory, which provides a mechanism whereby musical training might lead to better learning across a number of domains," Trainor said.

Trainor suggested that the reason for this is that the motor and listening skills needed to play an instrument in concert with other people appears to heavily involve attention, memory and the ability to inhibit actions. Merely listening passively to music to Mozart -- or any other composer -- does not produce the same changes in attention and memory.
No wonder, Japanese are doing better than many as music is a compulsory subject in Japanese education.
<!--emo&:thumbsup--><img src='style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbup.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='thumbup.gif' /><!--endemo--> Goud said that “Only 20 per cent of chronic disease deaths occur in high income countries, while 80 per cent occur in mid-to-low income countries, which, unfortunately, are where most of the world‘s population lives.” To ameliorate these statistics, the LifeClinic Automated Health Stations will be placed in areas accessible to the masses, such as airports, bus terminals, railway stations and metro railways.
Colour-changing contact lenses to alert diabetics

IANS 19 December 2009, 01:03am ISTText Size:|Topics:change

TORONTO: There is great news for diabetics. A revolutionary technology is on its way to help them measure blood sugar levels without drawing blood

The diabetes patients may soon be able to wear contact lenses that will continuously alert them to changes in their blood sugar level by changing their colours.

Developed by biochemical engineering professor Jin Zhang at the University of Western Ontario in Hamilton near Toronto, the non-invasive technology uses extremely small nano-particles embedded into the hydrogel contact lenses.

"For decades, scientists have known about the weight-loss potential of red-hot peppers. The problem has been the ability to consume such a highly concentrated amount, but we have overcome this by putting a protective coating on the ingredients which stops any gastric irritation," a spokesman for Capsiplex said.

"At last we have a safe and healthy supplement to help weight loss," the spokesman added.

Trials of the pill conducted at University of Oklahoma in US showed adults taking Capsiplex burned off 278 more calories before, during and after a bout of exercise than those on placebos.

The pill is already in use in the US. Hollywood stars like Jennifer Lopez, Brad Pitt and Britney Spears are known to have used the pill.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/...387750.cms <img src='http://www.india-forum.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/rolleyes.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Rolleyes' />
<img src='http://www.india-forum.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Smile' /> In a 12-week trial in the Netherlands, patients fitted with the EndoBarrier lost an average of 16kg compared with a control group of patients who dieted and lost just 5kg.

According to its developers, the treatment, which costs £2,000, is about half the cost of the cheapest obesity operation.

“The patients who used it have continued to lose weight. It gave them the incentive to diet and eat sensibly,” said Gersin.

The EndoBarrier device is fitted to the first two feet of the small intestine where most food is absorbed.

During trials the sleeve was able to reverse Type 2 diabetes within weeks by reducing patients’ blood sugar levels so they no longer needed to take drugs. Nadey Hakim, a leading UK consultant in weight loss surgery, said: “I would love to be able to cure a patient’s obesity with a 15-minute procedure. It’s a very clever idea”.

<img src='http://www.india-forum.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/ohmy.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':o' /> Ghee is in fact a form of clarified butter. If you’ve eaten lobster or crab before, you may be more familiar with the term “drawn butter”, which is essentially the same thing, although often many people will simply melt some butter and call it drawn butter. The process of clarifying butter is a bit more complex.Chefs often use clarified butter because it will not burn during frying, and possesses a more buttery flavor. The longer the melted butter cooks, the more intense the resulting flavor of the clarified butter will be.Ghee lacks hydrogenated oils and is a popular choice for health conscious cooks as well.

<img src='http://www.india-forum.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Smile' /> Use public transport

Some cities in India now have excellent public transport. Taking the metro or the bus is not only good for the environment, but also helps take the pressure off vehicular traffic and keeps you active and calm (you don't have to worry about making that next green light!)

Remind yourself to get more active

Do your own chores, fetch your own water, stretch from time to time, dance while getting ready for work and walk even when you can avoid it. If you make your lifestyle more active, you'll find that you're more energetic and fitter in general.

This is one of the more extreme ways of weight loss and although completely safe, it doesn't have many takers because of its somewhat unorthodox take on weight loss. What it involves is injecting a completely safe but very hungry parasite into your blood stream. This parasite lives off only fat and so it eats all the fat that enters your body and lets you get all the nutrients. http://lifestyle.in.msn.com/gallery.aspx...787&page=6
Sapir and his colleagues tested the utility of the acoustic analysis method.

The results showed that the analysis system was sensitive to changes that occurred in those patients who had undergone therapy for speech.

The researchers indicated that the method not only enables early diagnosis of PD but also makes it possible to track changes in Parkinson Disease patients that may occur in response to treatment or as the disease progresses.

The results have been published in the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research.

[url="http://sg.biz.yahoo.com/100426/1/4tdgx.html"]Charity slams EU-India trade talks over generic drugs access[/url]
Quote:Negotiations on a free-trade deal between the European Union and India should not conclude this week without a deal to ensure access to generic medicines, an aid charity said on Monday. Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) said in a statement that the talks are "the last chance to remove provisions that will block access to life-saving medicines for people living in the developing world." MSF official Michelle Childs said that neither the Indian trade minister Anand Sharma nor the EU trade commissioner Karel de Gucht have given "a public commitment that the provisions that affect generic competition and access to medicines are off the table." The EU and India have been negotiating a trade deal since 2007, which Brussels hopes to wrap up by October. MSF insisted that the draft agreement "contains several alarming provisions on intellectual property and enforcement, much stricter than anything required under the international trade rules, that threaten the supply of essential medicines from India." However, a European Commission spokesman said it was "100 percent" committed to ensuring access to life-saving medicines and said there was "nothing in this deal that limits India's flexibility" to provide such care. Campaigners say the introduction of "data exclusivity" would mean that "generic (drugs) companies wishing to register a medicine will be obliged to repeat clinical studies," creating "huge financial barriers."
<img src='http://www.india-forum.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/ohmy.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':o' /> A 15-day ‘observational study' conducted by the Defence Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences (DIPAS) under the Defence Research and Development Organisation on Prahlad Jani, better known as “Mataji,” concluded on Thursday.

DIPAS Director G. Ilavezhagen told journalists here that the study was to understand how a person could survive without food and water and without passing urine or stools for a long time. http://beta.thehindu.com/news/national/a...425184.ece
<img src='http://www.india-forum.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/ohmy.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':o' /> We are not quite at that stage yet,but its where were heading.Natural human reproduction is at best a fairly inefficient process.Within the next five to 10 years,couples approaching 40 will access the IVF industry first when they want to have a baby, the London Times quoted John Yovich,a co-author of the report,as saying. http://news.in.msn.com/international/art...id=3917187
NAGPUR: An anti-cancer drug extracted from cow urine and developed by an affiliate of the RSS has got a US patent for the third time for its anti-genotoxicity properties, a senior official has said.

The drug developed by RSS-backed Go Vigyan Anusandhan Kendra had earlier got the US patent as a bio-enhancer with antibiotics and anti-cancer drugs. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india...058657.cms
"People have found that its regular use helps in reactivating the insulin secreting cells in the pancreas," he said quoting clinical studies.

Stevia, a bush type plant, flourishes most in temperatures ranging between 10 and 35 degree Celsius. It grows well in red soil and sandy loam soil with water available in abundance. The shrub can be grown using seeds, cuttings, and tissue cultured stems. Tissue cultured stevia stems give the highest yield in better quality. http://www.dnaindia.com/health/report_a-...ar_1408459
Take a look at this racist picture and comment in an article about dementia:


Note the picture and the sarcastic mocking comment attached to it? Does this author think we can't see through his pathetic attempt at mocking.
Brain scans could be used to complement the aptitude tests to give a more reliable idea of a person's ideal career.

"Nobody is suggesting brain scans would predict this so well you wouldn't need to talk to anybody, although this is a science-fiction possibility – but whether society would accept this is dubious," Haier said.

The link between brains and jobs makes sense, in the Earthly realm. "It's not a giant leap to believe the brain has something to do with mental strengths and weaknesses," which have to do with a person's vocation. http://www.livescience.com/culture/brain...00721.html
"Today, if you have a heart attack there's nothing that doctors can do to repair the damage," said lead author Buddy Ratner, a professor of bioengineering at the university.

"You are, in essence, sentenced to a downhill slide, developing congestive heart failure that greatly shortens your lifespan."

"Your body can't make new heart cells, but what if we can deliver vital new cells in that damaged portion of the heart?"

Read more: Scientists devise strategy to fix broken heart - Science - Home - The Times of India http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/...z0wHxaxZFr

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