A new study by researchers in the US and Sweden suggests that using a mobile phone could interfere with your quality of sleep.Use of mobile phones interferes with the quality of sleep. A recent research conducted in the US and Sweden confirmed this finding. Researchers at the ‘Wayne State University’ in US and the ‘Karolinska Institutet’ in Sweden published the findings of this study in a peer reviewed online journal “PIERS Online”.
A group of 71 people, 36 women and 35 men took part in this study. Out of these 22 men and 16 women reported strong symptoms attributing to the disturbances in sleep with the use of mobile phones. Researchers collected data for symptoms of headache, mood, cognitive function, and electro-encephalographic recordings.
Participants were exposed to the mobile signals on an 884 MHz GSM wireless communications band and were directed to the left hemisphere of the brain, giving an average exposure of 1.4 Watts/kg including periods of DTX and Non-DTX.
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What is the difference Between AIDS and HIV?
It is surprising that even though HIV/AIDS happens to be one of the most alarming causes for untimely death, only a select few are appropriately enlightened about it. To begin with, HIV (the abbreviated version of human immunodeficiency virus) is the infection or the virus, to say it more correctly, that is regarded as the root cause or the source of the fatal life-taking disease called the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, popularly known as AIDS. In fact, the people between 25 to 45 years of age are the ones who are most susceptible to the HIV virus attack, which targets the immune structure and finally destroys it, thereby causing AIDS. To put it simply, AIDS is the ultimate phase of the HIV virus.
What are the Symptoms of HIV?
One must be very careful because the initial symptoms of HIV are almost similar to those of regular cold and flu. They could even resemble the symptoms of infections like hepatitis or may be some of the diseases transmitted through sexual contact. What is more, the symptoms of HIV may be pronounced in some and dormant in others. Whatever may be the case, the most common symptoms of HIV are fever and tiredness. Headache, skin irritations and rashes, throat pain as well as bloated lymph nodes are also considered to be some of the regular HIV symptoms.
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“Bionic Eyes” may not be limited to the imaginative reflections in some movies only. Creating virtual visions and displays is very soon going to be a reality. The day is not far off when visual aids will be available to help vision -impaired people. Future lies with the holographic driving control panels and surfing the web midair with no visibility to others.
Scientists have now been successful in developing a microscopic technology for creating an artificial virtual display system or the “bionic Eyes”, as popularly known.
For the first time ever the manufacturing technique was brought to the microscopic level by the engineers of the University of Washington. It was applied for making a combination of a flexible and biologically safe contact lens with an imprinted electronic circuit and lights. The contact lenses produced by the application of this technology create a display that generates superimposed images.
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Life is not over because you have diabetes. Make the most of what you have, be grateful. – Dale Evans
Diabetes is a chronic syndrome that is characterized by disordered metabolism and inappropriately high blood sugar. Diabetes is caused by inherited and/or acquired deficiency in production of insulin by the pancreas, or by the ineffectiveness of the insulin produced. Such a deficiency results in increased concentrations of glucose in the blood. The characteristic symptoms of diabetes are excessive urine production, excessive thirst and increased fluid intake and sometimes even blurred vision.
Type I or Juvenile diabetes is a type of diabetes that begins during childhood or adolescence. In this type of diabetes, the pancreas produces little or no insulin. Taking daily injections of insulin treats this condition. For this reason, this type of diabetes is also called insulin-dependent diabetes.
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Cancer in general is a disease in which cells begin to grow rapidly and without of any control. Cancer cells can travel through the body by the way of blood or lymph nodes. When it comes to the specific case of Breast Cancer, every woman could be at risk for breast cancer. The risk of breast cancer varies with age, typically for women below the age of 25 this risk is about 1 in 20,000 whereas at the age of 45, it is 1 percent and at age 85, it is more than 1 in 10.
Researchers are yet to find out why and how normal cells suddenly can become cancerous. Thus, the fundamental cause or causes of such type of cancer is still unknown but scientists have found out that certain risk elements are associated to the development of breast cancer. These elements include family breast cancer history of occurring in mother or sister and early beginning of menstruation and also late menopause. In other cases women do not breast-feed or Women who have no children or have children late in life have more risk.
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“Driving is a spectacular form of amnesia. Everything is to be discovered, everything to be obliterated.” – Jean Baudrillard
Amnesia is a disease related to memory. It can be loss of large block of interrelated memories or a block out of a particular portion of incidents. The people suffering from amnesia finds difficult in learning and understanding newer things in life. It is a great barrier to information sharing and badly affects an individual. This condition can be temporary but it might also lead to a long term syndrome. We are mostly familiar with it in a romantic portrayal of characters in movies and television. However in reality it is quite frightening. Amnesia can occur in both the genders and also at any age.
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