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The Music to your Cancer

One of the worst diseases of the modern era is cancer. It is a painful illness and its treatment is equally dire. The modern day presents us with many problems but science and researchers tend to find out methods to rectify the diseases. One of the latest researches observed positive response when experimented with music therapy.

The type of music therapy examined in this study – called Therapeutic Music Video – is designed to help patients reflect on their experiences. This research was carried out with a control group from the ages of eleven to twenty-four, by Indiana University. This research on music therapy confirms that adolescents and young cancer patients who participated in the music therapy program increased their ability to cope with the disease as music boosted their resilience. Music therapy involves song lyric writing, sound recordings, producing videos, storyboarding, collecting images for the video etc.
The role of a music therapist was to offer support and structure, by asking them to reflect on their life’s experiences and tap into their priorities including; family, relationships and spirituality.
Therapeutic music video group reported to have comparatively better ‘Courageous coping’ skills, better socializing abilities and family-environment, even after 100 days of stem cell transplant treatment.
Cancer patients of this age go through a tough time and a high risk treatment, so whatever soothes their mind should not only be encouraged by the doctors; but should also be adopted by the patients. But even when a life ends too early, music therapy can be invaluable to a parent or family members.

Bentham Science Publishers is highly reputable within the publication industry. Bentham Science Publishers publishes quality research and scholarly articles with a stringent peer- reviewing process. It has journals and eBooks pertaining to topics from science, medicine, technology and the like.

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Recent advances in Nanotechnology:

Nanotechnology is the understanding, management and control of matter with dimensions measuring from 1 to 100 nanometers. It can sometimes be written as “Nanotech”.

Nanotechnology encompasses engineering, science and technology with the amalgamation of measuring, modeling, imaging and manipulation matter at nanoscale.

On the basis of classification by size, nanotechnology is very extensive in nature, comprising of various other fields of science such as molecular biology, organic chemistry, semi-conductor physics, surface science, micro fabrication etc.

The name of Bentham Science is highly remarkable within the STM Publication industry. They have a lot of journals based on nanotechnology. To view all these Bentham Journals visit:

http://www.benthamscience.com/Titlesbydiscipline.htm

The advancement of distinctive nanoscale structures has the prospective of revolutionizing industry including medicine, electronics and consumer products.

“Every industry that involves manufactured items will be impacted by nanotechnology research. Everything can be made in some way better-stronger, lighter, cheaper, easier to recycle-if it`s engineered and manufactured at the nanometer scale.”

(Stan Williams, Director of Quantum Science Research, HP Labs)

The progress of nanotechnology is still in the research stage but some engineered nanomaterials have been fabricated which are used in commercial applications now-a-days.

Some of the examples of products which are developed using nanotechnology include cosmetics, stain-free mattresses and clothes, bumpers and catalytic converters on cars, polymer films used for the display of digital cameras, cell phones, laptops etc.

The Effects of Tea on Human Health

The latest studies have suggested that green tea plays an essential role in putting off various types of cancer. The possible health consequences of consumption of tea have been supported and recommended by a number of studies. The green tea contains element that are anti-oxidants such as polyphenol. It improves stamina during work out through improvised fat metabolism. Individuals should always consult a doctor before utilizing excess tea as unnecessary intake can lead to other health issues because of the strong binding activities of polyphenols and caffeine.

Black tea contains oxalate which can cause kidney stones, if it is consumed in excessive amount. A study in 2012 have suggested that individuals who consume excessive amount of black tea have increased chances of getting prostate cancer by 50%. Moreover, the excess consumption of hot beverages can lead to esophageal cancer.

Bentham Science Publishers is a remarkable name in the STM Publishing Industry. It has 130 plus Online and Print Journals, 200 plus Open Access Journals and around 300 e-books. Some of their leading publications include Current Gene Therapy, Current Drug Metabolism, Current Molecular Medicine and Current Medicinal Chemistry. They have also journals based on “Current Alzheimer Research” and “Clinical Cancer Drugs.” These journals are an essential reading for all the clinicians and researchers working in these fields.

Brain Covers Both The Side Of The Brain, Helpful In Treating Head Injuries

A new study suggests that brain, stroke, head injuries, speech and communication disorders could be treated, as brain covers both the sides of the brain. This study debunk the belief that only one side o the brain is used for this task.

The findings improve understanding of the process of speech generation in the brain which could lead to new techniques to treat speech related disorders.

Previous researches on speech relied on studies that were measuring brain activities indirectly. This new study however examined the relation between speech and brain activity directly. Participants of this study had a direct and specialized electrodes implanted inside and on the surface of the brain.

Researchers focused on parts of the brain during speech. The participants were asked to repeat non-words like ‘kig’ and ‘pob’. Using non-words trigger brain activities enabled by the researchers to segregate speech from language.

The results indicated activity in both the sides of the brain for speech. With this great insight between the connection between brain and speech, we can work for the development of new and advanced ways to support those trying to regain the ability to speak after a stroke or head injury.

Bentham Science Publishers is a recognized name in the STM industry, having journals and eBooks on various genres including; natural science, information technology, medicine etc. Bentham Science Publishers has an impact factor journal named “Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering” which can help researchers for further investigation on the subject.

Bentham e-Books: Methods to Determine Enzymatic Activity:

Bentham Science offers the best eBooks that covers all disciplines of natural science, technology, humanities, social sciences and medicine. These electronic books are rapidly published using state-of-the-art internet technology. Bentham e-book offers authors flexible publication solutions.

Here is one of the latest reviews from the shelves of Bentham open eBooks, “Methods to Determine Enzymatic Activity”- is a textbook about industrial enzymes. The book features definitions, classifications and applications of selected enzymes important in industry and in biotechnological processes. Analytical methods for these enzymes are also included in the text. The main objective of this textbook is to provide readers information focused on the current analysis methods of enzymatic activity at qualitative and quantitative levels. Each chapter is about one specific enzyme and contains information about its substrate and some biochemical properties. The methodologies are presented as an experimental protocol allowing interested readers to reproduce the experimental methods detailed within the textbook. These protocols contain the principle of the technique, materials, methods, and all steps necessary for the determination of enzyme activity and interpretation of results. Each methodology is illustrated with photos and schemes for a better and clear understanding. This book, therefore, uniquely brings modern analysis techniques of industrial enzymes in a single easy to understand volume. This textbook is suitable for undergraduate enzymology courses and advanced industrial biotechnology and microbiology courses.

To read more about this eBook, you can visit- http://www.benthamscience.com/ebooks/9781608053001/index.htm

The New Addictive: Sugar

Obesity and other health issues are arising with every passing day. Scientists are researching for ways to reduce the health problems. Many researches have proven that ingestion of cheap sugar is the main factor for increase in weight and various health related issues.

Sugar is available in a number of forms, other than easily available, white powdery form. Corn syrup, honey and maple syrup are some of the other forms that affect our body in a strong way. The highest intake of sugar, by a human being, is through the proliferated use of fizzy drinks.

The era of ‘junk food’ is blamed for the abnormal health of individuals. The manufacturers of high-fat foods were held accountable; they came up with low-fat products but increased the amount of sugar in their merchandise for additional taste. Even though sugar has no protein, no healthy fats, and no enzymes; but constant access to sugary foods is not helpful as its effect changes when combined with other products.

Researchers and health experts have reached out to the food and drink manufacturing giants for limiting the amount of sugar in their products. They are a part of a new anti-sugar campaign that calls the food rich in sugar, ‘the new tobacco.’

Bentham Science Publishers publishes quality research and scholarly articles with a stringent peer- reviewing process. There are more than 116 online and print journals, 150 plus open access journals and more than 300  eBooks.

Headache: A Harmless Condition Or A Warning Sign

Headache is the most common condition of pain in the head, sometimes the pain moves to the neck and upper back. Medically headaches are called cephalalgia. They are self-limiting and benign in nature. The most common reason for headaches is migraine, eye-strain, dehydration, low blood sugar, and sinusitis.

Headaches are also a symptom of many life-threatening diseases such as meningitis, encephalitis, brain tumors, extremely high BP and cerebral aneurysms. It also occurs in conjunction with a head injury. Females usually suffer from headaches caused by unstable estrogen during menstrual years.  This can occur prior to or before midcyle menstruation.

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It won’t be wrong to mention that recurrent headaches may be triggered by other conditions like stress or particular foods, which could then be avoided. Statistically, they are harmless, but headache syndromes may require specific treatment as they might be warning signals of more serious disorders.

Treating uncomplicated headache is usually treated with painkillers such as; aspirin, paracitamol, ibuprofen or more suitable treatment. In serious cases of headaches, doctors recommend Computed Tomography (CT/CAT) scans of the brain or sinuses and MRI in some cases. Blood tests also help in the differential diagnosis.

Bentham Science Publishers is a prominent name in the publishing industry. It consists of more than 100 subscription-based journals and eBooks including topics on drug discovery science, medicine and technology amongst others. CNS & Neurological Disorders – Drug Target which has an article named “Central Sensitisation Phenomena in Primary Headaches: Overview of a Preventive Therapeutic Approach”  by M. Ranieri. The article aims to review the factors concurrent with an increase in central sensitization, in view of the choice of preventive agents for primary headaches.