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It is normal to shed some hair each day as part of the hair cycle. However, some people may experience excessive (more than normal) hair loss. Hair loss of this type can affect men, women and children. Depending on your type of hair loss, treatments are available. If a medicine is causing your hair loss, your doctor may be able to prescribe a different medicine. Recognizing and treating an infection may help stop the hair loss. Correcting a hormone imbalance may prevent further hair loss. Here we evaluate the top products that can help with thinning hair.Continue Reading...
Oct 2009 5
Seasons are changing. Don't wait, prepare yourself now. Our health is constantly under attack. Fortunately our bodies are naturally programmed to protect us. However, without proper nutrition and healthy lifestyle, our immune system can struggle. Lucky for us, simple day to day things can help boost our immunity to give us the extra protection we need for seasonal defence.
Eat balanced diet: If you're not sure you are getting all your vitamins and minerals, consider a daily multivitamin.
Avoid Stress: There is a connection between stress and a weakened immune system. Pinpoint the stress inhibitor and find ways to manage it.
Get more sleep: During sleep, your body repairs and restores itself, including the immune system.
Wash your hands: Once your hands are contaminated with germs, it's easy to pass along to your eyes, nose or mouth.
Exercise regularly: Short duration, low intensity exercise can increase the number and activity of immune system cells.
Oct 2009 4
Countless medical studies have concluded that playing too many video games can be harmful to one's health. Now, however, it turns out that one of the more popular video-game consoles on the market, the Xbox 360, could be used to save lives. A computer scientist at the University of Warwick in England has devised a way to use an Xbox 360 to detect heart defects and help prevent heart attacks. The new tool has the potential to revolutionize the medical industry because it is both faster and cheaper than the computer systems that are currently used by scientists to perform complex heart research.
The "parallel processing" function could allow scientists to use spare computing power even as the gamers take turns on Call Of Duty or The Beatles: Rock Band. Dr Simon Scarle, a researcher on the Warwick team, used a single Xbox 360 Graphical Processing Unit (GPU) to model how electrical signals were transmitted through damaged heart cells. The chip is able to perform parallel processing at a fraction of the cost of a dedicated "cluster" system or a network of PCs. Dr Scarle said: “You don't quite get the full whammy of a cluster, but it’s close. "Instead of pumping out stunning graphics, it's reworked; in the case of my research, rather than calculating the position of a structure and texture it's now working out the different chemical levels in a cell."
The idea came from a "little shooter game" he put together while at the studio in which players fight inside an arena designed to resemble a heart. To turn the console to its new purpose, Scarle modified the CPU inside the Xbox 360 so it would "deliver data tracking how electrical signals in the heart move around damaged cardiac cells," creating a model that can help doctors detect heart defects and conditions such as arrhythmia. His molded console can deliver results five times faster and ten times cheaper than the existing system, which relies on "supercomputers" or networks of PCs Where the XBox 360 comes in is using its processors to replace supercomputers or a network of PCs to calculate millions of mathematical equations relating to the proteins, cells, and tissues of the heart. This time-consuming and costly process is sidestepped by the 360's processor power delivering the same results 5 times faster and 10 times cheaper.
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