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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 .

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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• Wednesday, March 05th, 2014

Almost every computer that comes with Windows comes with an option to reinstall the operating system.

Usually, this involves placing the restoration tool as a separate partition on the hard drive itself. Others opt for sending consumers an OEM Windows DVD, especially those who are smaller manufacturers.

But what must one do if the hard drive has crashed or due to user error? Worse still, what will you do if you can’t find the DVD itself?

The first thing that you can try to do is contact the vendor you bought the PC from, especially they’re a major one like Dell, Lenovo or even HP. They should be able to send you a replacement DVD or even a flash drive. There might be a charge that comes with such a request, amounting to $90 if it is Dell.

Another option includes borrowing a Windows DVD from a friend or family member. The only thing is it will work only if it is matches the version that you are using for your PC and not just an upgrade disc. In other words, it should be a complete disc.

If you are able to carry out the installation using either of these methods, you’ll have to enter the activation number so as to activate your copy of Windows. It’s always available, and will be on a plate, at the back of your PC or at the bottom of your laptop.

Remember not to use the activation code on the package that your replacement disc came in but your own. It will either fail or will cause your friend a lot of trouble in the process.

That said, and if all else fails, you can switch to Linux if you do not want to buy another retail or OEM copy of Windows.

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• Wednesday, March 05th, 2014

With controversy being reported in the media about the ills of e-cigarettes, researchers aren’t sure either as to whether there exists a link between reduced cigarette consumption and e-cigarette use.

Despite the marketing of e-cigarettes as a smoking cessation tool, research published in the JAMA Medicine Journal revealed, “Statistics provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed slight decrease in smoking prevalence among US adults between 2008 and 2011. We do not know whether it can be attributed to increasing popularity of e-cigarettes. We need to closely monitor this trend over the next few years to understand effects of e-cigarettes on population level.”

In fact, another study conducted by JAMA pediatrics found a link between the use of e-cigarettes and conventional cigarettes and concluded that these e-cigarettes might lead to an increase in consumption of conventional cigarettes themselves.

In this study, which studied the habits of 949 smokers, it was also found that a number of these smokers were not likely to quit smoking despite the use of e-cigarettes. And although 13.5% of the smokers did quit, very few of these successful quitters used e-cigarettes.

What the study also found that younger women, people with less education as well as younger adults also used e-cigarettes regularly. Yet most of all, it was found that their desire to quit smoking wasn’t any better than that of non-smokers.

These participants were asked 4 questions:

  • How many cigarettes are smoked each day
  • How long is it until the person’s first cigarette of the day
  • If and when they intend to quit smoking
  • If they had used e-cigarettes over the past 30 days
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• Wednesday, February 05th, 2014

There’s a clear difference between people who can sleep at night and those who cannot – those with chronic insomnia tend to show more plasticity, more activity in motor cortex and the ability to change too.

In an interview, Rachel E. Salas, an assistant professor of neurology at the John Hopkins University School of Medicine, said, “Insomnia is the most common disorder seen in clinics. It’s like a car that’s always running or a light switch that’s always on. With each person, there may be different factors causing and perpetuating it, so that makes it very difficult to treat. There’s a big need for research in this area.”

In her study of 28 individuals, 10 good sleepers and 18 struggling with insomnia, reached the aforementioned conclusions yet also being able to work better with simple as opposed to complex tasks.

This was done by administering transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), which is a treatment used for depression and transmits electromagnetic currents to specific locations of the brain.

What they also found was that the excitability of neurons in the same brain region that was tested was much higher in insomnia patients.

In fact, she went on to say that even though sleep loss is considered to be hyperarousal, it is, according to her, a dis-regulation of arousal. This stems from the fact that insomnia patients tend to struggle with higher cortisol levels as well as faster EEGs apart from problems with concentration and memory.

One quarter of the population of the United States suffers from insomnia at some point of time or the other.

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• Friday, January 24th, 2014

It’s hard to imagine what we would do without our water heaters, but the truth is most of us take the technology for granted. They’ve always been there, after all, so imagining a world without them can be hard. That’s why when your water heater does break down, you waste no time in finding someone to fix it. But before you do that, you should consider the below tips.

When you need someone to fix your water heater, a plumber will often fit the bill, so be sure to contact them, especially if you know one personally and have a good relationship.

Be sure whomever you let handle your water heater repair is certified and licensed to practice. Otherwise you’re potentially breaking the law by hiring them and they could lack necessary skills. As a result, they might end up making things worse.

You also want to make sure they’re insured and bonded. By being insured, they can’t sue you if they get hurt on your property. Being bonded just reinforces that they must do whatever the contract says for the price they quoted you.

Lastly, not all water heaters are made the same, so it’s important you get a repairman who is experienced with your make and model. Tankless water heaters are fairly new, so it will be especially important that you find a professional who knows about them.

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Article submitted by Payless Water Heaters. They are proud to sell some of the best Los Angeles water heater models on the market.

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• Sunday, January 05th, 2014

The reason for the onset of Alzheimer’s disease can be attributed to a number of genetic, environmental and lifestyle-based factors.

However, a recent study reveals that the compound DDE, which remains after DDT is broken down, is present in higher levels in those patients with Alzheimer’s compared to those who don’t.

In a press release, Richardson and the team of researchers concluded, “This study demonstrates that there are additional contributors to Alzheimer’s disease that must be examined and that may help identify those at risk of developing Alzheimer’s. It is important because when it comes to diagnosing and treating this and other neurodegenerative diseases, the earlier someone is diagnosed, the more options there may be available.”

The study found that 74 out of 86 patients had almost four times more DDE in their blood levels compared to the others.

What this study also reveals is that despite DDT’s worldwide ban in agriculture, 75 to 80 percent of the compound is still found in blood samples collected from people by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The reason for this is because the chemical takes a long time to break down in the environment after all these years.

Unfortunately, if people continue to eat fruits, vegetables and grains that are exported from countries which still use DDT as well as consume fish from contaminated waterways.

So, if one wants to minimize their chances of getting this disease, they will have to be careful in selecting only locally grown foods as well as the seafood they consume.

India remains DDT’s largest producer and its consumer as well.

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