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Supplementary Scans Recommended for Unborn Twins and Triplets

Twins in the womb (32 weeks)Pregnant women expecting twins or triplets should be closely monitored, including extra scans. Specialists say that a minimum of six scans should be given to them. It should be carried out at between eleven and fourteen weeks to evaluate whether the twins share a placenta, which can augment the risk of complications.

Experts believe that recommendations address will give mothers assurance that they are receiving the optimum standards of care that are suitable to their individual needs.

Back Pain and Disc Health Associated to Lack of Nutrients

back pain and disc healthA study says that twisting, bending, and heavy lifting can damage the discs in the back by lessening the flow of nutrients to the disc cells.

The onset of degenerative disease can disturb the balance of nutrients in the discs which causes the episodes of lower back pain.

The experts say that findings could open up new areas of research in the branch of disc regenerative medicine.

Inventor of Pacemaker, Wilson Greatbatch dies at 92

Wilson GreatbatchOne of society’s ten most important engineering contributions, Wilson Greatbatch, has died in Buffalo, New York. The first pacemaker implanted in humans was in the 1960s.

Today, hundreds of people receive pacemakers every year.

His later years, he worked on possible cures for AIDS.

Coffee May Thwart Depression

coffee may thwart depressionResearch suggests that women who slurp two or more cups of coffee a day are least expected to get depressed.

Authors believe caffeine in coffee may modify the brain’s chemistry compared to decaffeinated coffee which did not have the same effect.

The experts are now advocating more efforts to improve understanding on the link.

Scientists in Edinburgh and Cambridge Scientists Make Virus Finding

scientist in edinburgh and cambridgeResearchers have achieved new information into how viruses leap between species such as flu and HIV. They wanted to know how these viruses infect outlying species like humans.

The research suggested that when diseases make a big jig, they may spread easily in genus closely related to the new prey, regardless of how closely related these are to the unique object group.

One scientist said that understanding how diseases perform is necessary if we want to foresee the emergence of new diseases in the future.