• 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 .



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, November 09th, 2014

Written by Carlo Badalamenti

Latex mattresses are not all the same. The foam materials used to manufacture your beds can either come from natural raw materials or synthesized ones. Natural Latex is a better choice for those looking for environmental friendly materials in their home. These are biodegradable yet highly durable foam materials that can be used on mattresses and on furniture. Latex mattress toppers can last about a decade longer than their synthetic types.

Carlo Badalamenti from Foam Factory explains that the natural latex is a better choice for bed mattresses. First, it’s hypoallergenic, and unlike its chemically manufactured version, the raw materials are harvested from rubber plantations and are certified that no harmful toxins from adhesives and petroleum are present in the end product. Most home interior materials produce volatile organic compounds or VOCs in the air which can cause asthma and allergic reactions. This also makes the material anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and dust mite resistant. Natural Latex mattress topper is can help prevent skin allergies to those who are sensitive to VOCs. Because there are no VOCs, no chemical smells can be detected on your bed.

Apart from that, natural latex mattress Canada companies like Canada Foam by Mail can customize thickness and mattress sizes based on your interior needs. You can use it not just on your bed, but also on sofa seats and surfaces that require soft panels. Some companies can also create super plush natural latex foam, up to firm foam mattresses based on the rating prescribed by your doctor for orthopedic prescriptions.

Canada Foam by Mail offers custom latex mattress thickness and cuts for your home interior needs. Check out their product list online for different options on firmness and mattress material types.

• Wednesday, November 05th, 2014

In a study conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health, a clear relationship exists between the consumption of yoghurt as well as the risk of Type 2 diabetes.

The senior researcher, Dr. Frank Hu, said, “We found that higher intake of yogurt is associated with a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes, whereas other dairy foods and consumption of total dairy did not show this association. The consistent findings for yogurt suggest that it can be incorporated into a healthy dietary pattern.”

This study was published in the BMC Medicine, and that was funded by the National Institutes of Health initially conducted this study to find association between types of dairy as well as type 2 diabetes amongst adults.

In this study, 194,519 participants filled out a health and lifestyle questionnaire, with most if not all of them, were health professionals be it dentists, vets, pharmacists, nurses and physicians.

During the follow-up period, 15,156 of these cases were found to have type 2 diabetes. However, no relationship was found between Type 2 Diabetes and overall dairy consumption. Yet, when analyzing data between high yogurt intake and this type of diabetes, the risk of this chronic disease occurring was found.

In fact, consuming of 28 g of yogurt every day was linked with an 18% lower risk of type 2 diabetes. Not quite differently, probiotic yogurt will protect both children and pregnant women from heavy metal poisoning.

Diabetes, by nature, causes high blood sugar levels where 90% of its patients suffer from Type 2 Diabetes. In this type, either the person’s body suffers from insulin resistance or does not produce sufficient insulin.

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• Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

Written by Foam Factory, Inc.

After a couple of seasons spent on your patio, your outdoor furniture may start to wear off with mildew or stains. Foam cushions in outdoor furniture are subject to elements such as rain and sun. While the sun is beneficial to help dry down the foam and eliminate dust mites and certain microbes. In rainy weather, the cushions might absorb water, without having the possibility of evacuating it. Humid cushions could give rise to allergies and can favor the proliferation of mildew.

You could adopt a regular cleaning and maintenance time table to make sure that your furniture lasts longer. You could clean your foam cushions using a mixture of mild soap and water. The cushion should be allowed to dry completely before storing to prevent mildew. Mildew usually thrives in damp areas and give an unpleasant smell to your cushions.

To avoid the discomforts brought about by the formation of mildew on your outdoor cushions, you can opt for a change in your foam seat. You can carry out the foam replacement project yourself and this time around you can opt for a dry fast foam to avoid the hassles of cushions that take long to dry.

Carlo Badalamenti has risen to VP of his company, the Foam Factory. This company has been operating since 1980 and provides various solutions for your foam replacement projects. They sell a unique product, the Dry-fast foam which is durable and anti-microbial, ideal for outdoor applications.

• Sunday, October 05th, 2014

Based on figures by the WHO, the number of Ebola cases in West Africa stands at roughly 9000 with countries such as Liberia, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Nigeria, the United States and Spain being where this disease has made its presence felt.

Apart from this, the death toll on healthcare workers have been substantial too with about 236 dead and 427 of them infected.

Yet interestingly, there are a number of people who have come into contact with Ebola but never succumb to it nor do they spread the infection to others either, and this can be the key to dealing with the outbreak itself.

Speaking how these unaffected individuals can help curtain the outbreak, Dr. Steve Bellan at the University of Texas says, “Recruitment of such individuals might be preferable to enlistment of survivors of symptomatic Ebola disease because survivors might experience psychological trauma or stigmatisation and be fewer in number – in view of the asymptomatic proportions suggested in previous studies and the low survival rate of symptomatic cases.”

Despite reaching such a conclusion, the authors of a study reveal that they’re not sure whether this resistance to Ebola shown by certain people might be due to their being immune to the virus.

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• Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Bed bugs are coming, or they may already be here! Still, they aren’t the only insect to invade the home. Roaches, ants and others can find their way into your home, but all are preventable! After you read these tips, you’ll be able to spot any infestation before it starts, and you’ll catch infestations as they happen so they don’t become bigger problems for your apartment.

Clean Bedding

Bed bugs usually come from hotels, or from discarded pieces of furniture. Those who live in apartments within city limits may come into contact with them, especially if they live near alleyways. You’ll notice bits on the skin, or you may see dead bed bugs in your comforter sets. If you notice any of these signs, call an exterminator immediately! Bed bugs spread quickly, so act fast. If you’re worried about bed bugs, order a mattress bag for your bed. This special material prevents bed bugs from clinging to your mattress and from infesting the internals.

Regular Chores

Chores around the house are your best defense from infestation. Cleaning your dishes is an especially effective method of stopping ants and roaches from invading. Standing water also attracts flies, which may lay eggs and make more visitors. Keeping your space as clean as possible, and disinfecting it, will ensure your apartment stays fresh and free of bugs.

Bug Barriers

Most home improvement stores sell a bug barrier you can use to coat your home. This special kind of poison kills bugs that are already in your space, while preventing others from following the same routes into your home. Go around the borders of your apartment, and coat beneath the counters and inside the sink. Also coat windows, especially those near trees. Bug barriers are very affordable, and they can be effective at stopping infestations before they happen.

Other Tips

Modern bedding made of vinyl will stop bed bugs from spreading, so it might be worth it to you to consider changing the materials you sleep on. You should also consider moving your bed away from walls and windows. Also, the more metal incorporated into your frame, the harder it is for bed bugs to climb onto your mattress.

As for the rest of the apartment, roach spray will be a necessity. There are non-lethal ways of dealing with roaches, but you have to be careful that they don’t leave eggs in your apartment. An infestation can break out in a matter of days, so stay vigilant.
Stephanie Lichtenstein Ramos writes on behalf of BeddingStyle, an online retailer for luxury and designer bedding.