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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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• Sunday, June 07th, 2015

For a while, cancer research for cure, has focused on the various genetic mutations behind a number of cancers.

Now, a new study published in the journal, Cancer Cell, has taken a different approach. This new approach targets the pathways that the cells use the curb their never-ending appetite for energy.

In explaining the attention that this approach has receive, Thomas Burris, senior author of this study, said, “They need tools to grow fast and that means they need to have all of the parts for new cells and they need new energy.”

These two pathways, known as the Warburg Effect and lipogenesis, ramps up the use of glucose apart from cells making their fats for a quick growth.

at-rxThis study paper also explains how a small molecule that targets these pathways has stopped cancer cell growth. In particular, the researchers used in both cultured tumor cells and human tumor cells grown in animals.

This small molecule, called SR9243, began as an anti-cholesterol drug candidate and which targets fat synthesis in cells so that they can produce their own fat. If that’s not enough, there are certain cancers that are more sensitive to this molecule than others.

In fact, the team found that this molecule worked with glioblastoma – a brain cancer type that is difficult to treat. Yet the limitation is that the drug cannot cross the blood barrier, so the next challenge is to help the drug become more effective in doing this.

Apart from this, it has been found that using SR9243 along with chemotherapy drug increases the effectiveness of the latter.

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• Thursday, May 07th, 2015

A new study with mice suggests that a low protein, high carbohydrate diet offers the same benefits as a 40% caloric restriction diet and which, in turn, improves metabolic health and delays the onset of aging – only safely.

In comparing these dieting approaches, the Academic Director of the University of Sydney’s Charles Perkins Centre in Australia and senior author of the study, Prof. Stephen Simpson says, “We’ve shown that when compared head-to-head, mice got the same benefits from a low protein, high carbohydrate diet as a 40% caloric restriction diet. Except for the fanatical few, no one can maintain a 40% caloric reduction in the long term and doing so can risk loss of bone mass, libido, and fertility.”

at-rxIn other words, even if a reduction of calories by 30-50% does increase health span, maintaining this level is difficult for most if not all humans.

So, what this study points to is the need for a low protein, high carbohydrate diet rather than one where calorie restriction is the focus and and usually leads to an increase in food intake.

In the study, the mice who followed the low-protein, high carbohydrate diet recorded improvements in insulin levels, cholesterol and blood sugar even though there was an increase in food consumption. However, no extra benefits were derived from following the low protein high carbohydrate.

Having said that, since this study, which was published in Cell Reports, has been purely an observational one, more research will be necessary to find the quality and type of protein and carbohydrates necessary that can impact metabolic health and long-term survival positively.

In addition, researchers aren’t sure whether these benefits work in humans just as they have in mice.

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• Tuesday, April 07th, 2015

For the most part, getting a canine usually is because they feel the need for a companion at home.

And just it isn’t obvious by now, spending time with them doesn’t fulfil that need for companionship but also improves one’s health greatly too.

Having said that, here are 3 health benefits to owning a dog:

#1: Reduces the Risk for Allergy

While there are people who are allergic in the presence of dogs, there are certain situations in which they can reduce allergies for growing kids. In fact, this effect is so pronounced that pregnant women can reduce the likelihood of their unborn child getting an allergy. In fact, a study published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology showed that exposure to dogs at the time of birth can greatly increase a child’s immune development as well as reduce the probability of certain allergic diseases.

#2: Reduces Stress Levels at Work

Dogs not only bring comfort to your home but they can prove to be a boon at the workplace as well since it will make you more productive. In a study published in the International Journal of Workplace Health Management, it was found that dogs in the workplace can reduce stress and make work more satisfying compared to non-dog owners. This was particularly true when the dogs were physically present with the owners at work.

#3: Prevent or Eliminate Depression

Studies, and in particular, one from the University of Portsmouth, have shown that those who own a pet can prevent or eliminate depression or loneliness. Given that they had to walk their dogs every day, this got them in touch other dog walkers and it made them feel instantly happier. In fact, when they were feeling low, going for a walk with their dog made them feel much better.

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• Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

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Humid environments tend to be quite uncomfortable. These type of weather give rise to musty and stuffy environments whether in the house or at the office. Constant exposure to such an environment can give rise to various non-negligible health issues such as allergies and even lung infections. Humidity can also attack the house in other ways such as bringing deteriorations to cushions, mattresses and furniture. Such an environment might also lead to mold infestations, which is quite tricky to definitely get rid of. Going for an air dehumidification could prove to be a good solution to prevent infections. A good spot cooling system can also prove to be effective in preventing infections and allergies.

Moreover, high temperature tends to be responsible for giving rise to and aggravating health issues. For people with existing health issues or for elderly citizens, it is particularly important to be mindful of temperature surges. People who are prone to allergies also need to focus on eliminating allergens as well as preventing the formation of mildew and mold in the house. Portable AC units are particularly effective for this as they can be moved anywhere around the house, even outside. For instance, humid places such as the bathroom or kitchen might be needing some extra help for dehumidification. These types of cooling systems can also be used in the bedroom of elderly persons.

MovinCool is a specialist in AC units and portable air conditioners. They also provide rental portable air conditioner services for various indoors and outdoors use.

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• Saturday, March 07th, 2015

A number of studies have analyzed medical illness, relationships dissatisfaction as well as psychological disorders as reasons why women have problems with sex. However, until a study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, sleep problems have been largely ignored as a factor of risk for sexual dysfunction.

Based on this study’s findings, researchers have concluded, “Future research may benefit from taking a more comprehensive approach to examining sleep parameters by using both subjective and objective measures. Additionally, the relationship between insomnia and sexual dysfunction may prove to be an overlooked and important area of interest for clinical research. Clinicians may consider assessing patients’ sleep habits and insomnia symptoms as potential factors influencing sexual difficulties.”

For this study, 171 healthy women were tracked and where almost half of them had at least one partner at the beginning. In order to avoid confusion with the results, the study did not use participants who had taken antidepressants recently.

The study itself consisted of questions that were asked everyday for about two weeks and involved eliciting information about their sexual activity as well as sleep quality.

In conclusion, the researchers found that good sleep is imperative to healthy sexual functioning. In fact, genital response, levels of desire and the likelihood of sexual activity are all predictable by nightly and habitual sleep duration.

Alternatively, the study found that acute sleep disturbance could contribute to sexual complaints as well as reduced sexual activity.

That said, in 2013, the journal Sleep attributed a night of sleep deprivation to changing men’s perceptions of women’s sexual interest and their intentions to have sex.

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