News tagged with plastic

Training the brain to improve on new tasks

A brain-training task that increases the number of items an individual can remember over a short period of time may boost performance in other problem-solving tasks by enhancing communication between different brain areas. ...

Apr 15, 2013
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Plastic chemical may expose foetuses to cancer (Update)

France said Tuesday it would call for Europe-wide controls on a paper product containing bisphenol A after a watchdog agency said the widely-used chemical may expose unborn children to breast cancer later in life.

Apr 09, 2013
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Gynecomastia has psychological impact on adolescent boys

Persistent breast enlargement (gynecomastia) negatively affects self-esteem and other areas of mental and emotional health in in adolescent males, reports the April issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the offici ...

Apr 02, 2013
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Study examines combo chin, nose plastic surgery

(HealthDay)—For patients considering plastic surgery to correct their facial profile, changing the nose and chin simultaneously may provide the most satisfying results, Italian researchers say.

Mar 15, 2013
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Alcohol kills brain cells: Addressing a medical myth

Do you ever wake up with a raging hangover and picture the row of brain cells that you suspect have have started to decay? Or wonder whether that final glass of wine was too much for those tiny cells, and ...

Mar 12, 2013
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BPA raises risk for childhood asthma

Researchers at the Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health at the Mailman School of Public Health are the first to report an association between early childhood exposure to the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) and an ...

Mar 01, 2013
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