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• Thursday, May 24th, 2012

Scientists from UC Berkeley has found and isolated a dormant stem cell in blood vessel walls that causes heart disease in old age. This finding, published in the journal Nature Communications, is considered a breakthrough as it contradicts all previous theories that explained why arterial hardening occurs.

Dr. Deepak Srivastava, director of the Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease at UCSF, explains the significance of these findings by saying, “These findings shift the paradigm … If the new data holds up, the target for treating vascular disease may be very different than what we’ve been aiming at … Maybe the reason we’ve met with limited success in treating heart disease is because we’ve been going after the wrong target.”

In other words, once this theory is tested to be true by other research organizations, a fresh approach will be taken by drug companies to find ways to shut down these negative stem cells even before it gets to the stage where someone has to face the threat of a heart attack.

The conventional approach, as mentioned above, has been to treat the heart disease when it forms, and with this discovery, once accepted, heart disease as we know it, will become a thing of the past.

Although Li conducted most of his research on mice, and awaits confirmation of this discovery by other research teams, what this does is cause medical professionals to question whether some theories that have been discarded or even those that are accepted as fact in today’s world.

But no matter what, the truth still is that there is much that we don’t know about the human body and our existence as a whole.

 

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• Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Articles Submit by Daniel at The Diet Solution Program Scam.

Detoxifying diets are designed to cleanse and purify just about any part of your body . Cleansing diet is programmed to be undertaken in just a short time . They may have over the counter herbal supplement, or natural detoxifying recipes .

Because of the cravings of food that abrupt change of food plan causes after cleansing diet, healthy cleansing diet recipe is given . Healthy cleansing diet recipe has also the same goal as other cleansing diets . They have the same objective that is in line with medical fulfillment . Bringing out toxins and improve the body’s systems .

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Power smoothies are also part of the cleansing diet which makes it easy to lose weight aside from juice fasting. Smoothies reduce your urge to eat . Unlike an ordinary juice, smoothies are packed with ingredients proven to keep you full for hours . Whole fruits provide fiber for this healthy cleansing diet recipe together with the essential fats, soy or whey protein with the inclusion of wholesome yogurt . With juice fasting from healthy cleansing diet recipe, organs are revitalized, mental clarity is improved and others .

From the diet plan of healthy cleansing diet recipe, apple cider vinegar has been practiced for a long time. Aside from its cleansing purposes, it designed to facilitate weight reduction and proper circulation of health . This healthy cleansing diet recipe has a lot of minerals, vitamins and other substances which will be utilized by your body. You can also find amino acids, enzymes and apple pectin. The dietary fiber is produced by apple pectin which is necessary for a healthy diet.

A well-structured diet program is recommendable typically . An individual may find it hard to deal with the first few days of diet changes. There could be instances of cravings and headaches. People who passed the earlier stages make it easier all throughout the process . Generally, it takes 10 days for the cleansing diet to be effective and make them clean and revitalized in the end .

Low-fat foods should be listed from the diet structure of healthy cleansing recipes and no alcohol included. This diet allows the body, digestive system, colon and liver to rest . The completion of the diet program may bring the organs back to their normal function.

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• Saturday, July 02nd, 2011

Article by Ara Zakari of Latest Health News

There are some medical advisories that people usually ignore because the think that it is not that serious to worry about. When it comes to a person’s health, nothing should be overlooked or ignored, whether it is a simple cold or a cough because sometimes, these little things can be a symptom to a more serious medical condition. Take sharing stuff with your family for example, towels, brushes, even shoes. These things are usually ignored but once a viral infection somehow makes it through your system, it can make you sick for days. Most everyday household items could be vessels for viruses and bacteria.

Having hair lice or Pediculosis is one medical condition that people don’t take seriously. Hair louse is common in children and is very contagious. You can get lice by just sharing a hair crush or a comb. Contrary to popular belief, lice prefer clean heads because it is a better place for them to settle and breed. These pests can breed fast so it is important that you use a medicated shampoo to get rid of them.

Almost everyone in this world catches the common cold but if left untreated it can progress to a cough. Coughing can be very uncomfortable, especially if it is accompanied by phlegm. Once you are exposed to the cough virus, anyone in your household can catch it as well because cough and colds are airborne.

It is not advisable to self medicate, although most people do this, self medicating can be dangerous and can have serious side effects, so it is better to consult a doctor or physician when you feel like you are under the weather.

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• Monday, February 09th, 2015

Written by MovinCool

Living in a humid environment can be quite uncomfortable. The atmosphere is normally stuffy and musty in such environments whether it is at home on in the office. Living in such an environment can trigger several non-negligible health issues such as infections of the lung and various forms of allergies. The humidity can also attack other elements of the house such furniture, cushions and mattresses. This can lead to mold infestations, which is quite tricky to clean up and to get rid of definitely. Dehumidifying the air can be a good solution to prevent infections. An effective cooling system would also be beneficial to the prevention of infections and allergies.

Moreover, in high temperature zones, the elevated temperature can be responsible for triggering or aggravating existing health issues. This is especially the case if a person has already been diagnosed with a particular health issue or for elderly citizens. People prone to allergies also need to focus on getting rid of allergens and preventing the formation of mold and mildew in the house. Portable air conditioners are ideal for the spot cooling of certain particularly hot areas of the house. Portable AC units can be moved around the house whenever needed. For instance, you might need to cool down your bathroom area or to dry it down. Sometimes the kitchen might be needing additional cooling. This type of cooling system can also be used for the bedroom of elderly people.

MovinCool is a specialist in AC units for various applications including portable air conditioners. The company proposes rental portable air conditioner.

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• Saturday, February 07th, 2015

In a new six-part series published in The Lancet, a study concludes that progress to counter the ongoing obesity epidemic, especially affecting children, is very slow and which demands a new approach.

Dr.Lobstein sums up this demand for a new approach, in saying, “Fat children are an investment in future sales. Undernutrition and overnutrition have many common drivers and solutions, so we need to see an integrated nutrition policy that tackles both these issues together to promote healthy growth for children.”

Children in the United States weigh 5 kilos on an average more than they used to 30 years ago, and there is clear evidence to suggest that they are consuming almost 200 kcal more per day than was consumed in the 1970s.

Globally, only 1 in 4 countries have actually taken this issue seriously in implementing a policy of healthy eating up until 2010.

What makes matters worse is that although the rates of obesity have levelled off in a number of cities, this hasn’t been seen across the country so as to suggest that there is a clear decline in obesity at the population-wide level.

Given how children are targeted from a young age, governments are not taking any steps to protect them from obesity. Health officials believe that this can only be done by making smart food policies apart from cooperating with civil society and industry to break this vicious cycle.

What is also recommended, in order to counter this growing obesity trend, is the improvement of the training of healthcare professionals. Important elements of training should be to deal with biases about patient dealing with obesity as well as improving delivery strategies for care as well.

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• Wednesday, February 04th, 2015

In a new six-part series published in The Lancet, a study concludes that progress to counter the ongoing obesity epidemic, especially affecting children, is very slow and which demands a new approach.

Dr.Lobstein sums up this demand for a new approach, in saying, “Fat children are an investment in future sales. Undernutrition and overnutrition have many common drivers and solutions, so we need to see an integrated nutrition policy that tackles both these issues together to promote healthy growth for children.”

Children in the United States weigh 5 kilos on an average more than they used to 30 years ago, and there is clear evidence to suggest that they are consuming almost 200 kcal more per day than was consumed in the 1970s.

Globally, only 1 in 4 countries have actually taken this issue seriously in implementing a policy of healthy eating up until 2010.

What makes matters worse is that although the rates of obesity have levelled off in a number of cities, this hasn’t been seen across the country so as to suggest that there is a clear decline in obesity at the population-wide level.

Given how children are targeted from a young age, governments are not taking any steps to protect them from obesity. Health officials believe that this can only be done by making smart food policies apart from cooperating with civil society and industry to break this vicious cycle.

What is also recommended, in order to counter this growing obesity trend, is the improvement of the training of healthcare professionals. Important elements of training should be to deal with biases about patient dealing with obesity as well as improving delivery strategies for care as well.

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• Friday, January 16th, 2015

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Written by: Foam Factory Inc.

Kids require a lot of attention and love, and they can get into a lot of trouble if they are let loose for even a second. If you have a newborn in the house, it’s not too late to work on child-proofing your home to cut down on potential dangers. You’ll want to make sure that anything walking height is padded with polyurethane foam sheets, and there are several precautions you’ll need to take before you can let your child truly run loose without fear. Here are some tips on where to start.

Storage

One aspect of child-proofing that is often overlooked is storage. Shoddy can stacking can cause an avalanche for your baby, but you can use child locks on cabinets to prevent that sort of thing from happening. Make sure that you separate your storage as well, so medicine is not stored alongside food or beverages. Take special care to keep poisons locked away as well.

Using the Stove

When you need to get cooking down, opt for the back burners if you can. Most of us aren’t running four different pots and pans, so you can easily make the room on the stove. Remember to turn the handles of the pots and pans away from your baby, so they don’t accidentally reach up and tip over the pan. Don’t forget to keep kitchen ware, knives especially, from baby’s reach.

Bumper-Proofing the Home

High density foam sheets are excellent ideas to keep your furniture free from sharp or blunt edges. Babies are explorers by nature, and they will want to run everywhere their little legs can take them. They just don’t have a concept of height yet, and often don’t realize their own size. Unfortunately, their developing bodies are susceptible to serious injury from blunt force trauma, so adding some padding to your furniture is a great idea during those first few months of walking.

Flexible polyurethane foam is available with an adhesive backing, which makes the strips easy to apply and remove if you ever need to.

Final Thoughts

The living room isn’t the only place that needs attention. Your child’s bedroom, and the bathroom will also benefit from some attention. The toilet can be a hazard for drowning, and hair dressing tools left plugged in present shock hazards too. Walk the home with your spouse, and take note of various trouble spots that look perfect for little fingers and bodies.

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• Wednesday, January 07th, 2015

In a survey conducted recently, 4 out of 10 Americans are working more than 50 hours a week and are as likely to engage in risky alcohol consumption which could lead to liver and heart disease as well as mental disorders.

In admitting that these findings are also dependent on individual characteristics and the work environment, Marianna Virtanen said, “One view is that alcohol use alleviates stress that is caused by work pressure and working conditions. Working overtime and characteristics such as high demands and lack of control might contribute to stress at work.”

Of course, this is not the first time that a study such as this one has been conducted to validate the links between health problems and long working hours.

This study, in particular, carried out a cross-sectional analysis of studies that included 333,693 adults from almost 14 countries. When assessing the number of hours worked to the number of drinks, it was found that men consumed more than 21 drinks per week while women had more than 14 drinks.

It was also found that those who worked between 49-54 hours were 13% more likely to engage in alcohol abuse as opposed to those who worked for 35-40 hours a week. Those who worked for more than 55 hours a week were 12% more likely to consume alcohol at risky levels.

Researchers recommend that workplace strategies be put into place to assist employees who work long hours so to restrict their alcohol consumption.

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