• 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.
• 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 .
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.
• 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.
• 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.
• Tuesday, March 10th, 2015
Written by MovinCool
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.
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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.
• 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.
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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.