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August 25, 2008 | Devon Schuyler
Kegel exercises involve contracting the pelvic floor up and in toward the small of the back, holding for several seconds and releasing. Carolyn Sampselle, a professor of nursing and incontinence researcher at the University of Michigan, said that a good routine for women who want to prevent incontinence is five a day, several times a week. Women who have incontinence symptoms should do 30 a day. To test whether they're using the right muscle, women can try to interrupt the stream of urine while they're sitting on a toilet (but shouldn't get in the habit of urinating this way, because of a theoretical risk of kidney problems from urine flowing backward from the bladder)
April 9, 1986 | Associated Press
A chemist who testifies frequently in court cases on drug abuse said Tuesday that pigments in dark-skinned people break down into chemical fragments similar to the active ingredient in marijuana, leading to wrongful accusations of marijuana use based on inaccurate urine tests.
May 2, 2012 | By Karin Klein
At least the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency knows what it has to do right now. Apologize. Promise an investigation. Probably pay a tidy settlement. And another apology might be good. After all, it didn't know there was a young man in there, reportedly drinking his urine to survive. The agency somehow forgot about the UC San Diego student it had detained in a drug sweep along with several others. The others were either sent to a county detention facility or released. With only five cells, the DEA apparently couldn't keep tabs on what was happening in all of them.
January 22, 2013 | By Betty Hallock
We love a steaming hot bowl of soup -- ramen, pho, beef noodle soup, whatever. But scientists say that if the bowl is made with melamine, the melamine might be seeping into our bodies. Melamine is a flame-retardant chemical used to make adhesives, industrial coatings and some types of tableware and other utensils. A recent study of a group of soup eaters -- 12 men and women who ate noodle soup in either a bowl made of ceramic or melamine -- showed measurable levels of the chemical additive in the urine of those who slurped out of the melamine bowl.
September 2, 2010
Aggressively lowering blood pressure does not prevent further kidney damage in African Americans unless they already have protein in their urine, a sign of more advanced kidney disease. In that case, aggressive treatment reduces end-stage kidney disease and death by about 25%, researchers said Wednesday. Data from the same study had earlier shown that the aggressive treatment does not prevent kidney-disease progression over a four-year period, but the new results reported in the New England Journal of Medicine extend the findings out to 12 years.
October 11, 1994
The sidewalks on Ventura's Main Street near the bus-provided benches and public telephones are like open sewers. The walks reflect the nightly episodes of conflict, leaving their stains of blood and urine. There are suggestions about beautifying old Ventura. Why spend the money where there is so little civic pride? The kids on skateboards whiz and whirl upon pedestrians, frightening timid old people like me. When I talked to a local merchant, he said that he feared reporting them.
State medical authorities have moved to revoke the license of a Canoga Park doctor who treated as many as 6,000 allergy patients--including about 2,000 at a clinic in Anaheim--by injecting them with their own urine. The practice represents an "extreme departure from the standard of care in California," authorities said. But Dr. Jorge R. Borrell has appealed the revocation order, and a Los Angeles Superior Court judge last month temporarily blocked it.
December 11, 1988
The director of drug-testing at the Olympic Games in Seoul said he was angered when he learned that International Olympic Committee officials planted drug-filled urine samples in his lab to see if he was doing his job. "I was mad," Park Jong Sei told the Washington Post. "When you are tested, you are not too happy." Park said he learned he had been monitored when he asked IOC officials why no action had been taken against the athletes the samples supposedly had come from.
March 4, 1997 | From Associated Press
Prosecutors vowed to retry a self-described medical revolutionary who treats cancer patients with a compound found in human urine after a jury deadlocked Monday. Jurors split 6-6 on all 75 counts against Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski, who was accused of charging desperate patients thousands of dollars for unproven cancer treatments. They deliberated for seven days before U.S. District Judge Sim Lake declared a mistrial.
August 16, 1987
Beckman Instruments Inc. in Fullerton said it has won $1 million in damages from a Swedish company following a two-year court fight over infringement on a patented research technology. The company said a U.S. District Court jury in Baltimore ruled against Swedish-based LKB Produkter and its U.S. subsidiary, LKB Instruments Inc., which is located in Baltimore. LKB was bought earlier this year by Pharmacia Inc. of Piscataway, N.J..
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