October 25, 2016

October 25, 2016T11:06 AM

Research: Calcium Supplements Heart Damage

The latest study shows calcium may have negative effects for the heart. However, calcium is not derived from food but calcium in supplement form.

The study, published in the Journal of the American Heart Association suggests someone who is consuming calcium pills have risk of incidence of dangerous plaque in arteries larger 22 per cent. However, people who get plenty of calcium from foods does not indicate the same thing.

Calcium Supplements Heart Damage

Therefore, the head researcher at once heart disease prevention expert Erin Michos of the Johns Hopkins University assess patients with heart disease should not worry to consume calcium-rich foods are healthy. However, patients need to discuss to the doctors if he was planning on taking a calcium supplement.

"To set the appropriate dose or decide whether these patients need calcium supplements or not," said Erin as reported by Today.

To reach such conclusions, the research team conducted a survey of the great against 2,700 people. They fill out questionnaires in 2000 and underwent a CT scan in the same year and also in 2010.

Scan results showed research participants who consumed more than 1,400 mg calcium per day from food risk 27 percent lower over the formation of plaque. While the participants taking calcium supplements have bigger chances over the formation of plaque in the arteries.

Other research also suggests calcium supplements do not effectively strengthen the bone. In contrast, calcium supplements have a tendency of calcium sends directly to the blood vessels.

From these findings, a nutritionist at the University of North Carolina, John Anderson says the human body shows different response against calcium from food and calcium in supplement form. This difference, go John, making the consumption of calcium supplements to be more risky.

"It could be because the supplements contain calcium salts, or it could be because too many doses of calcium at a time so your body can't process it," said John.

US Preventive Services Task Force in 2012 and then says not yet much evidence that suggests calcium supplements or vitamin D has a beneficial impact. Therefore, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force does not recommend the use of this supplement in some cases.

Natural calcium can be obtained through a calcium-rich food such as green leafy vegetables, soy milk and cereals healthier. Women over 50 years of advisable consumes 1,200 mg of calcium per day and women below 50 years recommended eating 1,000 mg per day. While the men under 70 years of advisable consume 1,000 mg per day and men over 70 years of advisable consumes 1,200 mg per day.

October 22, 2016

October 22, 2016T11:41 PM

Causes of Cancer

Cancer is the growth of abnormal cells. Cancer is divided into two categories. The first included into the group of malignant tumors, i.e,. unusual cell growth to spread and even attack to other body parts. The other inserted into the group of benign tumors, namely cancer cells that did not invade other parts of the body.

Causes of Cancer

Causes of cancer usually cannot be known for sure because the cause of the cancer can be is a combination of a set of factors, genetic and environmental. However there are several factors that are thought to increase the risk of cancer occurrence, as follows:
  • Hereditary factors.
  • Factors of foods containing chemicals.
  • Environmental factors.
  • Virus.
  • Infections.
  • Hormonal balance disorders.
  • Free radicals.

Brain Cancer
Brain cancer is a malignant brain tumor that can spread quickly to other parts of the brain and spine. Please note, not all brain tumors are malignant and can be categorized as cancer. There is also a brain tumor is benign. Benign brain tumors are a set of brain cells that grow slowly and do not spread to other parts.
    The causes of brain cancer
    The majority of brain cancer is the result of the spread of cancer derived from other organs of the body through the bloodstream. While the causes of brain cancer that comes straight from the brain is still unknown. 
    Primary brain cancer risk could be higher in the presence of genetic diseases: 
    • Tuberose Sclerosis. 
    • Gorilin Syndrome.
    • Li-Fraumeni cancer Syndrome. 
    • Turcot Syndrome. 
    • Von Hippel-Lindau Syndrome.

    The following are factors that could potentially increase the risk of contracting a brain cancer:
    • Hereditary factors: Have a family member with an diagnosed brain tumor.
    • Radiotherapy: The brain is exposed to radiation while undergoing radiotherapy action.
    • Exposure to chemicals, such as formaldehyde.
    • Infection with the HIV virus.
    • Smoking.
    • Exposure to toxins from the environment.

Cervical Cancer
Cervical cancer is a cancer that arises in the woman's cervix. The cervix itself serves as the entrance to the uterus from the vagina. All women of all ages are at risk of suffering from cervical cancer. But, the disease tends to affect women who are sexually active.
    The causes of cervical cancer   
  • There are several risk factors that cause women affected by cervical cancer. But the research found even 99.7 percent of cervical cancer caused by HPV. HPV is the virus, one in which there are more than 100 types of HPV.  
  • The HPV virus is generally spread through sexual intercourse, where going direct contact of the skin, the mucous membranes of the genital, or the exchange of bodily fluids, and through oral sex. After starting sexual relations, there are an estimated 33 percent of the women will be infected with HPV. Some types of HPV because no symptoms are apparent, and infections can be lost without medical handling.

Ovarian Cancer
Ovarian cancer is a cancer that grows in the ovary. The disease is the seventh positions among the types of cancer most commonly strikes women. In 2012, it is estimated there are about new case of ovarian cancer 239,000 appearing around the world.
    Causes and risk factors of ovarian cancer
    Just like cancer in most cases, the cause of ovarian cancer is also not yet known for sure. But experts suspect there are several factors that can increase a woman's risk for developing cancer. These risk factors include:
    • Age: Ovarian cancer tends to occur in women aged 50 years and over.
    • Heredity and genetics.
    • Estrogen hormone replacement therapy.
    • Severe endometriosis.
    • Never pregnant.
    • Experience a menstrual cycle before age 12 and menopause after age 50 years.
    • Through the process of fertility treatment.
    • Smoking.
    • Using contraceptives IUD.

Eye Cancer
Eye cancer is a rare type of cancer and can strike the outside of the eye (e.g., eyelids) or the inside of the eye (intraocular cancer). In addition, this cancer can also occur due to the spread of cancer in other organs.
    Causes and risk factors for eye cancer
    Like other cancer-cancer, eye cancer is also caused by the uncontrolled growth of cells that undergo mutations. However, the causes behind the process of mutations is not yet known for sure.
    Experts estimate that there are some things that may trigger the occurrence of cancer of the eye. Some of these are:
    • Exposure to sunlight and ultraviolet.
    • Age factor: Eye cancer risk will increase as you get older.
    • Eye color: People who have eye color light (programs, blue, green, or gray) had eye cancer risk is higher.
Blood Cancer
Blood cancer or leukemia is a cancer that attacks the cells that form the blood cells in the bone marrow. In normal conditions, the white blood cells will be developed on a regular basis at the time of the body need it to eradicate an infection that appears.

    Causes and risk factors of blood cancer
    The basic cause of the blood cancer is not yet known for sure. But there are a number of factors which can increase the risk of someone to cancer. Trigger factors include: blood cancer.
    • Hereditary factors.
    • Genetic disorder; such as Down syndrome.
    • Ever undergoing cancer treatment. Certain chemotherapy or radiotherapy is suspected can trigger cancer of the blood.
    • The influence of blood disorder suffered, such as myelodysplastic syndrome.
    • Never experienced exposure to high levels of radiation or certain chemical substances.
    • Smoking.
T7:18 AM

Brain Infections: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

Symptoms of a brain infection are an indication that the network has experienced brain disorders that cause quality loss function on the brain gradually. What causes brain infection, symptoms, and treatment?

Brain infections or chronic meningitis tend to strike at those people who have immune decline significantly which not only can invade the age of adults but also children.

Brain infections: symptoms, causes, and treatment

Types of brain infection, symptoms and causes
Infections of the brain can cause several types of abnormalities in the brain and proved to be a type of the disease that attacks the brain.

1. The appearance of inflammation of the membranes of the brain (damage to meningitis)
Inflammation of the brain infection that attacks the membranes of the brain most widely experienced by adults but does not cover the possibility of attacking the child through the transmission of a virus disease of adults or even can be caused due to consume certain foods.

Brain infection symptoms due to inflammation of the brain membranes:
  • Mild fever.
  • Back pain.
  • Severe headache.
  • Facial numbness and paralysis occurs.
  • Some numbness in limbs.
  • Hands and feet even faces can suffer tingling.

Inflammation of the brain membranes has occurred due to nerve damage and brain artery and then experience the inflammation and swelling that usually followed a sleepy sense that eventually became the comma or the loss of self-awareness.

Inflammation of the membranes of the brain caused due to regular Attack bacteria and viruses such as the fungus Cryptococcus, sitomegalo Virus, HIV, tuberculosis, syphilis Bacteria Virus, Lyme disease and others.

Inflammation of the brain membranes can also be caused due to lead poisoning that accumulate on the black water and soil as well as the use of drugs such as drug usage of post-transplant heart, anti-cancer drugs, drug type of non-steroidal inflammatory drugs sulfametoksa, trimethoprim type Azathioprine carbamazepine.

2. The Emergence of Encephalitis
The advent of brain inflammation encephalitis can occur because someone has a level of immunity of the body that is not normal or very low caused severe illness.

Symptom of an infection of the brain due to Encephalitis:
  • Fever and body is limp.
  • Recurring headaches.
  • Nausea and vomiting.
  • Stiff neck and strained.
  • Seizures.
  • Personality changes and Daze.
  • Drowsiness and comma.

Rubella virus, measles virus infected German HIV or because the virus is transmitted from insect bites such as malaria mosquitoes. Inflammation of the brain can also be caused by other infections consists of riketsiosis, Amebiasis, Kriptokekosis, Toxoplasmosis, Trikinosis and koksidoidomikosis.

3. The emergence of an abscess of the brain (the presence of pus in the brain tissue)
Immediately check the nearest to the doctor if you are experiencing a crunch due to accidents or because of the experience of illness related ENT.

Symptoms of a brain abscess due to infection:
  • Nausea and vomiting.
  • Emotional changes.
  • Experiencing seizures.
  • Head dizziness.
  • Sleepy.
  • Memory decline.

A person suffering from inflammation in other parts of the body such as the organ at the ears, teeth and gums, nasal cavity and so forth where the spread of infection toward towards the brain tissue and cause a buildup of pus in the brain. Can also be caused by the collision of hard on the head penetrates the brain tissue so that the brain is experiencing inflammation that produces pus and if left will experience a buildup in the brain.

4. Parasitic infections and the medulla spinals of the brain
Brain infection symptoms can be caused by foods and drinks that have been terkontiminasi with micro-organism E.g. food terkontiminasi worm eggs with cysticercus found on stale food, foods not previously washed with clean, because the cooking was less mature, food and beverages that have been exposed to the dust of the streets including vehicle smoke and others. The influx of free radicals results in food and beverages that are dangerous to the brain being the easiest problems attacking the child.

Brain infection symptoms due to egg cistycercus
  • Suffer from tremendous headaches.
  • Body muscle spasm suffered the spasms.
  • Decreased sense of self.
  • Nausea and vomiting.

Egg cysticercus can enter into the blood stream and settles and then proliferate in brain tissue. Egg cysticercus initially can settle on gastric fluid as the larva then slowly land will form into cysts that later these cysts can spread to the blood vessels of the brain and when the larvae are no longer active because of the experience of regeneration will then occur on the neurological disorders and inflammation.

5. A large base of the brain vessels clogged (Cavernous sinus)
Take care if you have minor illnesses such as a cold or runny nose that lasts a long time, if left without getting medical handling simple as the use of antibiotics or other type of non-steroidal medications it will be developed into a sinus problem that interferes with breathing, Constriction of blood vessels and cause brain damage.

Symptoms of an infection on the brain due to a Sinus Cavernous
  • Flush and puffy eyes appear to stand out.
  • Paralysis on certain organs of the body such as hands, feet, face and others.
  • An incredible headache.
  • Sleepy and ended with the offensive comma.
  • Experiencing a high fever.
  • Body limp

The great vessels of the brain can experience the blockage if there is a large scale bacterium spread comes from infection in the nasal cavity, eyes, and ears. The third of these organs is very close to the head and brain infection symptoms will not be avoided because large amounts of bacteria are easily spread through the blood vessels and nerves around the head.

The Treatment of Infections of the Brain
People who are suspected of having an infection of the brain need to be taken to hospital immediately. This is a serious condition and emergency. Responses depend on the type of meningitis.
  • Meningitis Bacteria
  • Care in a hospital is required for the patient as soon as possible meningitis bacterial. For patients with meningitis are already severe, treatment may be done in the intensive care room or ICU. 
    Bacterial infections are treated with antibiotics. The drug is administered through a drip into a vein in the hand. Handling will also include administering oxygen and intravenousfluids, steroids, or other drugs. Steroids given to reduce inflammation in the brain. And keep in mind that diseases of Neisseria meningitides (meningitis and septicemia combination) can lead to long-term complications.
  • Meningitis Due to Fungus
  • Meningitis the usual mushroom treated with antifungal medicines granting high doses. The antifungal medication is usually given to sufferers through an infusion. Duration of treatment is usually dependent upon the condition of the sufferer's immune system and the type of fungus that causes infection.
  • Meningitis Due to Parasites
  • Several types of drugs look to effectively eradicate the Amoeba Naegleria fowleri on testing in the laboratory. But the effectiveness is still unclear, since almost all infections meningitis parasites ended fatally, even for sufferers who have been getting medical treatment.
  • Non-Infectious Meningitis
  • To cure non-bacterial meningitis infections, doctors usually must determine first medical condition that caused appears meningitis. Then the new steps are taken to cure the cause of non-bacterial meningitis infection.

October 20, 2016

October 20, 2016T5:38 AM

The Benefits of Swimming for Pregnant Women

Basically, any type of aerobic exercise can provide health benefits for pregnant women and the fetus in the womb. This is because a light aerobic exercise starting from walking, running, jogging, aerobic gymnastics to swim potentially strengthen the heart and makes the heart work more efficient in pumping blood.

Swimming has benefits for pregnant women. In addition to a small risk to experience injury, swim potentially strengthens the heart and makes the heart work more efficient in pumping blood.

The Benefits of Swimming for Pregnant Women

As one good exercise and safest for pregnant women, here are some of the health benefits of swimming.
  • Loosen the tension of the back muscles.
  • Helping pregnant women maintain a fixed ideal weight.
  • Relieve swelling in arms and legs.
  • Swim workout is not the physical burden of you and makes you exhausted.
  • Make a dip as the first event in the morning can prevent nausea and fill the energy.

Swimming Safety Tips for Pregnant Women

For women who love to swim earlier, this hobby is suitable for continued during contains, on the other hand, for those unfamiliar, it doesn't hurt to try this sport starting from now. But before that, make sure that women choose a pool that the level of hygiene and safety is assured. More expensive doesn't matter when compared to the benefits that can be obtained for women and babies in the womb, right? Let's follow some safety guidelines to swim here.

If a pregnant Mother is off before working out, do not directly exercise in heavy portion. Start three sessions a week with each session quite 15 minutes only. Gradually, the exercise can be upgraded into four sessions a week, each 30 minutes. If not for that, regardless of how old it is better than nothing. Exercise doesn't have to be strenuous to be beneficial.

Do warm up before exercising and cooling down afterwards.

When swimming, doing the movement feels comfortable and does not create a tense area in the neck, shoulders, or back muscles. Breaststroke is a good option because it does not involve rotation of the torso or abdomen.

Be careful when entering the water, holding on to a fence or poolside for balance and prevent slipping. Avoid plunging head first or jump into the water. Avoid hot water pool and sauna.

Fill your water needs. Drink a glass before taking a dip, a glass after a swim, and one glass every 20 minutes of exercise. Please feel free to correspond with the needs of each because when weather is hot, strive to drink more water to ensure the body remain hydrated optimally.

Use the bathing suit pregnant women so that the stomach feels good.

After trying to swim, the mother might like it because the water will support the increased weight. However, don't do scuba diving, because the baby has no protection against gas embolism and decompression conditions (gas bubbles in the bloodstream).

October 16, 2016

October 16, 2016T7:31 AM

Research: Lack of Sleep to Trigger Depression

A number of studies in recent years reveals, insomnia is not going after someone experiencing depression. Instead, the insomnia is precisely going at the start, up to then trigger depression.
Alice Gregory, a Professor of Psychology at the University of London says, lack of sleep at night can make a person unable to control his emotions. He reveals how lack of sleep can eventually trigger a depression.

Lack of Sleep to Trigger Depression

He said a study focusing on the amygdala, a brain area that is playing an important role associated emotions and anxiety level of a person.

In the study, they showed that lack of sleep when the amygdala response given the description of negative emotions than those who get enough sleep.

Parts of the brain that regulates the amygdala also looks weak. It means that when lack of sleep, they are less able to control his emotions. Alice is also doing research to see the genetic relationship between depression and insomnia.

People are insomnia will also be more susceptible to depression. In addition, insomnia and depression are also equally lowers the immune system and cause inflammation in the body.

In doing so, improve the quality of sleep is believed to be able to prevent, or perhaps even treat depression. Researchers found, when insomnia can be overcome, anxiety and depression symptoms ever reduced.

Current research is still continued to see if fix the problem less sleep also help treat other mental health problems.

Then, start the one regulating the hours of sleep and wake up with regular. Make a habit of sleep as a healthy lifestyle.

October 10, 2016

October 10, 2016T8:06 AM

Drug Rehabilitation

Drug addicts need rehabilitation on drug addicts who decide to stop using drugs. This is because when stop taking drugs, there will be symptoms of withdrawal depends on the drugs having been consumed.

To do rehabilitation towards drugs required special measures by a specialist soul who assisted in the rehabilitation facilities. Typically, there are three steps to do rehabilitation on patient's drugs, namely:
  • The use of drugs.
  • Use of therapeutic communities.
  • Conduct activities in accordance with the interest and the talent Indeed should drug rehabilitation was carried out in the rehab so that fellow drug users who want to quit can corroborate and get the right intervenes.

Why is cussing drugs?
Drug abuse is largely begins with the efforts try in a social environment. The longer usage, then the risk of addiction is getting high. If continued, then the drug doses used also will be even greater to achieve desired conditions (stoned).

Drug Rehabilitation

Some of the symptoms that indicate someone already in the stage of addiction among others the desire to consume drugs daily or several times a day, the dose required the longer the better, wants using drugs could not be arrested. The user also ensures the supply of drugs continues to be available and willing to spend money just to buy drugs, even willing to steal for it.

Stages of Drug Rehabilitation
Key drug rehabilitation is to do it as quickly as possible. For that, takes a specialist drug dependency with the help of a psychiatrist or counselor specialized in this field.

Drug addicts are often denied his condition and asked to perform difficult rehabilitation. Usually it takes the intervention of family or friends to motivate or make drug users want to run the rehabilitation.

  • Medical Treatment
  • Handling through drugs will be conducted through the supervision of a doctor, depending on the type of drug used. Drug users the type of heroin or morphine, will be given the drug therapies such as methadone and buprenorphine. This medication will help reduce the desire to wear the expected drugs, can prevent diseases such as hepatitis C and HIV until dead.
    Another type of drug that can be used for drug rehabilitation is naltrexone. It's just that these drugs have few side effects and are only given on an outpatient basis, after detoxification treatment is done at the rehabilitation site. Naltrexone blocks the effects of the drug will be euphoria (feeling of pleasure which is excessive in this case because of the effects of drugs) and was hooked.
  • Counseling
  • One of the processes that must be performed first counselor that is convincing the abusers of drugs that he had an addiction. This is because a drug abusers are still in the stage of denial will be invited to join in the rehabilitation was difficult to improve the quality of their lives. 
    Counseling done by counselors against drug users in rehabilitation will help the users identify problems or behaviors that trigger such dependence. Counseling is usually done individually. However, there was a possibility to do counseling in groups. 
    Counseling program aims to help the recovery, such as restart behavior healthy living strategy or deal with situations that are at risk of drug use again repeated. The Counselor is responsible for recognizing how addictive drugs on the person as a whole, as well as understand the social environment that exists around it to prevent the recurrence of drug abuse.

October 6, 2016

October 6, 2016T8:41 AM

Health Benefits of Lemons

Lemon has many health benefits because it contain a lot of vitamin C, magnesium, calcium, potassium, some minerals and antioxidant that can help the health of the skin, hair, and nails.

Lemons are rich in vitamin C and have an antibacterial and anti-fungal components. In one study mentioned that the consumption of fruit (including the lemons) and vegetables are associated with a decreased risk of developing various diseases.

Health Benefits of Lemons

All definitely know the function of the lemons in the kitchen for food, cake and a few types of food. But did you know, its presence is not merely a variation of taste. It turns out the lemon this has tremendous health benefits.

Nutrient content on Lime
In 1 lime, there is vitamin C by as much as 22%. In 1 teaspoon lemon extract (approximately 1 gram), save 1 calories and 4% vitamin C which is very good for the body.

The benefits of Lime juice for health
Much research suggests that increased consumption of lime juice can lower the risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and death. In addition, lime can remedy hair quality, increase energy, and helps lose weight. The following is the complete explanation:

Preventing coronary heart disease
Lemon juice can lower the fat content of evil that is lurking in the blood vessels of the heart. Fat content, if not controlled, have a role in the occurrence of coronary heart disease.

Reduce the risk of Stroke
According to the American Heart Association, lime consumption can lower the risk of stroke of 19%.

Lowers the growth of bacteria
Lemon juice has antibacterial and anti fungal effects. A research shows that lemon juice can reduce cholera bacteria growth in the body.

Lowers the recurrence of asthma
Consumption of lemon juice can also lower recurrence of asthma in some people.

Avoid the onset of anemia
Iron deficiency is a disease that is found in some developing countries, including Indonesia. It can cause several diseases, one of which was anemia. By consuming foods that contain vitamin C, then this will trigger the body to absorb iron to the maximum.

Boost the immune system
Foods rich in vitamin C and other antioxidants can help our immune systems fight off the germs of disease. By continuing to consume healthy foods such as fruit and vegetable, then our health will also be more awake.

Add to flexibility of the skin
Vitamin C can prevent skin damage caused by exposure to sunlight, lowering the occurrence of facial wrinkles, and increased the flexibility of the skin. This is due to the consumption of lime juice on a regular basis can increase the levels of collagen in the skin.

If you suffer from ulcers and want to drink lemon water, preferably after meal consumption. Lemons have sour taste and can cause indigestion due to channel complaints increase stomach acid.

October 3, 2016

October 3, 2016T6:09 AM

Research: Fatty Foods Increase Risk of Bowel Cancer

Many are consuming foods high in fat, such as coconut oil or ice cream, it can increase the risk of tumor formation in colon cancer, a new study finds.

Fatty foods increases the risk of bowel cancer. Because the high-fat diet, triggering inflammation that causes colon cancer. It's not even related to the problem of overweight or obese, said the study.

Fatty Foods Increase Risk of Bowel Cancer

"We found that certain types of high-fat diet is associated with increased tumor formation in mice with colon cancer," said John Lambris, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania.

The study, published in the journal Molecular Cancer Research, these observations led us to do research that concluded that the high-fat diet habits can lead to bowel cancer, also says Reis Edimara, researcher at the University of Pennsylvania.

This model is very interesting because it resembles human familial adenomatous family, a condition that carries a risk of 80 per cent develop colorectal cancer in individuals with mutations in the tumor suppressor suppressor gene called APC, the research suggested.

Researchers use mice and found that the increase in tumor formation is associated with diet-fat corn or fat coconut. While the rats who were given olive oil as a source of fat do not develop Colon Polyps, although the mice obese.

The team concluded that a diet high in fat (not metabolic status) and the chemical composition of the diet is the most important factor to determine the risk of cancer, quoted from Zeenews.

According to the researchers, the results clearly showed that eating a diet high in fat enough to increase the risk of cancer, regardless of obesity. Inflammation and intestinal tumors in mice even occurred three days after a high fat diet fed.

October 2, 2016

October 2, 2016T6:58 AM

Research: Antiperspirant Can Trigger Cancer

Deodorant becomes part and parcel for many people. The fragrances, the base of the arm is used after a bath, before her daily activities.

Antiperspirant research results could trigger cancer. Since long, circulating rumors about the side effects of wearing deodorant. But the research team Switzerland claimed to find scientific evidence for the mineral content of aluminum in deodorants can cause cancer.

Antiperspirant Can Trigger Cancer

The research team from the University of Geneva fined that the content of aluminum in deodorant and antiperspirant increases the risk of the formation of a network of cancer, especially breast. Deodorants and antiperspirant the same scent. Only difference, antiperspirant also hold sweat.

Researchers who joined in such research, Andre-Pascal Sappino, aluminum compounds found in antiperspirant is indeed functioning shut sweat. But if exposed for a long time, the compound building new networks in other parts of the body and produces effects similar to estrogen.

Andree-Pascal and the team conducting research by taking human breast cells and isolate in mice. Then they give exposure to aluminum is ordinary there is in antiperspirant in the experimental material.

The result obtained, the granting of such aluminum in mice tumors are aggressive.

Although there is no direct relation between aluminum compounds with cancer in humans, over these findings Andree-Pascal suggested to women as well as men not to use antiperspirants containing aluminum salt.

Yet he realizes there is a skeptical view about this. He realizes, it's similar to what happened at asbestos compounds in industry and could potentially cause cancer.

"Asbestos was inexpensive, and very exciting for the industry and it took 50 years to prohibit such use. We hope it doesn't take long to prohibit the use of aluminum compounds, "said Andree Pascal Sappino.

The discovery of Andree contrary to some previous findings that found no risk for the use of aluminum compounds, so that its use is considered safe.

Some experts consider any findings Andree has not fully be considered conclusions and should be reviewed carefully.

"This study looked at specifically on mouse cells grown in the lab and on the body of the mouse itself. And we need to put these findings as a step toward further cancer research in humans, "said Baroness Delyth Morgan, Chief Executive of Breast Cancer Now.

"A lot of research that examines the use of antiperspirant or deodorant on women consistently show no evidence of anything associated with breast cancer. Then there is no reason for anything alarming."

October 1, 2016

October 1, 2016T8:32 AM

Research: Painkillers boost risk of heart failure

A research mentioned that taking Painkiller certain types associated with increased risk of heart failure.

Painkillers boost risk of heart failure. Medication anti-non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) such as ibuprofen, naproxen, and diklofenak, commonly used to treat pain and inflammation.

Painkillers boost risk of heart failure

Institutions of the British Medical Journal do research on 10 million people, with an average age of 77 years, consuming the drugs. Experts in the United Kingdom say the study is a warning to consider the risks and benefits of the drug.

This study analyzed data from 10 million users originating from the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Italy and Germany and then compare it with people who do not consume drugs pain relievers.

The researchers, from the University of Milano-Bicocca in Italy, found that the use of drug-drug anti-inflammatory NSAIDS could increase the risk of heart failure of 19%.

Because people who become targets of research already elderly and generally their health worse, then the experts in the United Kingdom says this finding has little relevance for most among the under-65 years, but might be a concern for elderly patients.

British Heart Foundation (BHF) said patients should be taking drugs-painkillers with doses as low as possible and in the shortest time possible.

Professor Peter Weissberg, medical director at the BHF, said, "This large observational Studies reinforce previous research which shows that some anti-inflammatory medication, is a group of drugs that are commonly consumed by patients who are having problems with joints, can increase the risk of the development of heart failure.

It has been known for several years, currently the drugs should be used carefully on a number of patients with, or at high risk of heart disease-affected.

This applies especially to those who are consuming every day rather than among the only use it occasionally.

Due to heart problems and joints often occur together, especially in the elderly, this study serves as a reminder to physicians to consider carefully how they prescribe medicines and anti-inflammation, and for the patients are required to consume with the lowest effective dose for the shortest possible time.

"They should discuss treatment with their physicians if they have concerns."

Stephen Evans, Professor of Psychopharmacology or fields that study the effects of the drug at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, said, "due to the drug posed very little relevance to younger aged under 65 years, but for the elderly say, above the age of 80 years, the effects of pain medication is more relevant."

September 21, 2016

September 21, 2016T8:01 AM

Dehydrated Skin

Not just the body, it can also be dehydrated skin. The good news, there is a way to keep the humidity of the skin from within.

Dehydrated skin or dry skin is a skin condition a lack of fluids on a layer of the epidermis causing loss of Natural Moisturizing Factor or factors of natural skin Moisturizer which resulted to a reduction of the level of humidity.

Dehydrated Skin

Be wary if you are experiencing symptoms of dehydration of skin below:
  • Skin feels tight and itchy, especially after being washed, shower, or swim.
  • The skin looks dull and feels rough.
  • There are the lines or peeling of the skin of certain body parts.

Behind a Dehydrated Skin
The outermost layer of the skin is called the epidermis. In this layer, there are 4 types of layers of cells of the skin, the stratum corneum one. Stratum corneum (SC) is the lipid-protein membrane the most plays when the skin is dehydrated. The liquid in the epidermis layer acts keep elasticity and prevents the skin becomes dry.

On the stratum corneum is this, there is a critical component, such as a natural moisturizing factor (NMF) or natural moisturizing factor is in charge of keeping the skin moisturized liquid levels. NMF is a mix of molecules are hygroscopic (attracts and retain water) which helps maintain hydration of the stratum corneum on. Most content of NMF is salt (including electrolytes), urea, and lactic. Hardness, amino acids stored in it.

Production of NMF is highly dependent upon the humidity of the surrounding environment. When the level of the liquid is less than 10 percent, then the surface of the skin will be dry. Dry skin may well be a sign that the shortage of body fluids

You can prevent the condition of skin dehydration by drinking an electrolyte regularly at any time, including before bedtime so that the skin humidity is maintained from within. This is because the liquid electrolyte is able to replace a component of sodium, potassium, and magnesium body is lost through sweat.

Beautiful skin can be owned by anyone. But keep it avoid dehydration is also very important. Drink plenty of electrolytes will help keep your skin's natural moisture. At the same time, maintain the skin stay healthy even through you're busy activity.

September 18, 2016

September 18, 2016T10:17 AM

Health Benefits of Honey

Honey is known to have many benefits that are good for health and beauty. Sweet liquid produced by bees is widely used as a traditional medicine that is believed to be able to cope with a variety of conditions.

Health benefits of honey, the assumption is that true if deemed medically? Honey consists of some content, such as water, carbohydrates, vitamins such as vitamin B and C, minerals such as calcium, iron, and sodium.

Health Benefits of Honey

Societies often make use of honey as a remedy to relieve coughs, allergies, diarrhea, and asthma. Not only that, there are also some people who use it for a variety of problems, such as skin cope with acne, relive itchy skin, and heal wounds.

If you are interested in using honey as a traditional medicine, it's good you know the benefits of honey which is actually from the medical domain. The following is an explanation of the benefits of honey for health in terms of medical.
  • Cough
  • Some studies mention that sweet honey can trigger the production of saliva and mucus. It can wet the throat so relieve cough. Eat honey before bed may be able to reduce cough in adults and children aged two years and over. The benefits of the honey seem to be equated with cough medicine containing dextromethorphan.
  • Wound Healing
  • You could try applying honey processed or cream containing honey on skin that is injured. It looks like nutrients and other chemicals in honey can accelerate wound healing by means of reducing pain, reduce infection, pus, and reduce odor in the wound. The types of injuries that could potentially be cured are Burns, postoperative wounds, blisters, ulcers chronic feet, and ulcers.
  • Diabetes
  • Several studies found that consuming honey every day might be able to lower your blood sugar levels in diabetics. Not only that, cholesterol levels and weight loss diabetics may also be decreased. However the decline belongs to small. Further research is still needed.
  • Mouth ulcers due to radiotherapy
  • Consumes approximately 20 ml of honey may be able to reduce the severity of canker sores, weight loss and pain when swallowing due to radiation in the treatment of cancer in the head and neck. The results of the clinical study also States that honey may be able to lower the risk of developing thrush related radiotherapy.

The fourth condition above still a "possibly effective". Despite the positive results, further research is still required to certify their validity.

On some of the other benefits, honey proved to be efficacious. Nevertheless the results were obtained from only one study or research at an early stage only. Further research is needed to know the truth in terms of medical benefits of honey. The intended benefits are:
  • Increase stamina.
  • Overcoming high cholesterol.
  • Threat diarrhea.
  • Relive the condition after eye surgery.
  • Increase fertility.
  • Skin itching.
  • Treat skin irritation due the burning sun.
  • Relive asthma.
  • Address the problem of malnutrition.

The way the honey consumption is securely
If consumed with the right dosage, most likely the honey safely. Children over the age of one year are also generally can consume honey.

Apart from that, keep in mind that not all honey is safe. There is a type of honey that might not be safe if consumed, i.e. honey derived from the nectar of Rhododendrons. This type of honey is at risk of causing low blood pressure, chest pain, and heart problems on the type of honey because they contain toxins.

For those of you that have pollen allergies, it is better to avoid consuming honey because the sweet liquid is made from pollen that can cause allergic reactions

This is the Secret of why the Benefits of Superior Black Honey
Black honey benefits might be even better than honey-colored light considering this type of honey contains a higher phenolic component. Due to the higher content of phenols, antioxidant capacity then in this type of honey is automatically higher.

Of the following compounds is the key
As mentioned above, one of the factors that make the benefits of superior black honey is the fenolat compounds. The compound fenolat is one of the group’s most important compounds in plants and its kind is very diverse. So far, based on their chemical structure alone there are thousands of the different types.

According to research, the goodness of fenolat compound indicated on some profitable activities, such as:
  • Anticancer.
  • Anti-inflammatory.
  • Antiaterogenik (an inhibitor of arterial constriction).

In addition, this compound also reportedly has antithrombotic activity that activity is an inhibitor of platelet aggregation (merging) is widely used by patients who are high risk of acute coronary attack.

Other black honey benefits that might be obtained thanks to the presence of the compound fenolat is capable of strengthening the immune system. Other benefit that may be present is analgesic. The main effects of analgesics are eliminating the pain. Another important role of fenolat compounds in honey black is as an antioxidant which inhibits the activity of free radicals in the body.

September 14, 2016

September 14, 2016T10:19 AM

Brain Food Nutrition

The Human body will experience aging along with the increase of age, including the effect of the decrease in brain function and memory abilities. Several groups of foodstuffs thought to be vitamin a brain that helps improve brain memory.

You need food for the nutrition of the brain to keep it functioning properly. Doctors and researchers continue to develop research supports the benefits of some of the content of certain foodstuffs and against brain health.

Brain Food Nutrition

Three of following nutrients is often touted as a major component of brain vitamins:

Vitamin B12
Consuming enough vitamin B12 is believed can help improve memory. But unfortunately the lack of vitamin B12 is often experienced by elderly people, vegetarians, and people who suffered from indigestion. Vegetarians can get this vitamin B12 fortified on cereals, while people generally get the vitamins in red meat, poultry, and fish.

Although there has been no research that proves the relationship between memories with omega-3, but a study being developed revealed that people who consume fish oil supplements have less brain atrophy than is not routine. Other studies have found that reaction time against short-term memory in people who consume 1.16 grams DHA every day quicker than not. Salmon and offal turns naturally contains one of the omega-3 fatty acids, namely DHA and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid).

Vitamin E
The study found that high levels of vitamin E can help relieve symptoms in people with Alzheimer's intermediate level. Some other evidence found that vitamin E brings the benefits of developing memory and think people are elderly. However, a Professor of Neurology States that consuming vitamin E over 1000 IU per day can be dangerous for people with cardiovascular disease and taking blood thinning drugs. These actions also potentially increase the risk of prostate cancer.
  • Prioritizing their consumption of legumes, green leafy vegetables (spinach), dark skinned fruits (avocado, blueberry, and blackberry), and grains to get enough vitamin E nutrition.
  • To facilitate the selection of vitamin consumption by the brain, below is a list of some foods that are believed to contain goodness for health brain.
  • An expert on nutrition revealed that research on blueberry committed against animals discovered that this fruit may protect the brain from oxidation due to stress. In addition, the consumption of this fruit can reduce the occurrence of the condition is due to the effects of aging, such as dementia or Alzheimer's. This fruit can also increase the capacity to learn and the ability of motion in animals tested. A general practitioner recommends to consuming a cup of blueberries every day in the daily menu as brain vitamins.
  • Whole wheat contained on whole wheat bread, brown rice, and oatmeal are rich in omega-3 and vitamin e. the consumption of a loaf of bread wheat 2-3 times a day or half a cup of whole grain cereal a day to meet this demand.

If consumed 3-4 servings a week, omega-3 fatty acids contained in salmon, sardines, or fish it can be a great vitamin for the brain.

Avocados contain monounsaturated fat plays an important role in lowering blood pressure as a factor supporting the working of the brain. Strive to consume a quarter to a half avocados as a snack every day to avoid excess calories.
  • Pomegranates are touted as the fruits contain vitamins brain because it contains antioxidants that protect the brain from damage caused by free radicals.
  • In the right portions, tea can enhance the ability of the brain to focus and remember, and improve mood. Thiamine in tea that is brewed is believed to help activate parts of the brain that plays a role focusing attention.
  • Nuts help stabilize blood sugar levels as fuel for the brain. Peanuts, almonds, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, or which have been processed into peanut butter or almond jam still contain high nutrients. It would be better if these nuts are consumed without salt.

Meanwhile, other materials are also widely used as medicinal herbs is apparently not yet supported by medical evidence. For example, it turns out that ginkgo biloba supplements have not been proven to be able to reduce the memory capabilities of a decline or prevent the risk of Alzheimer's.

In addition to the passing of fresh foods, vitamins brain could indeed be obtained from supplements, but consumption remains need to be consulted carefully to the doctor. In addition, regular exercise and eating healthy foods is the best way to maintain health and memory.

September 11, 2016

September 11, 2016T6:53 AM

Exercise during Pregnancy

In addition to maintaining the health, exercise is also good for protecting the health of the fetus and streamline the process of childbirth.

One way to ensure that you always fit while pregnant is by exercising. Proven, exercising while pregnant can provide benefits to labor. Everything was done so that the pregnancy is always healthy and uneventful.  Exercise in pregnancy important to do on a regular basis.

Exercise during Pregnancy

Exercise routine while pregnant can help prevent low back pain, reduces fatigue, prevent diabetes while pregnant, improve posture, as well as maintain stamina during pregnancy and labor. In addition can also help streamline delivery and help restore your body weight to the original weight after birth.

So many benefits do exercise while pregnant on a regular basis, among other things:
Relieve aches and pain perceived in the pregnancies.
Muscle toning.
Strengthens the heart and lungs.
Make sleep more soundly.
Helps avoid excessive weight added.
Relieve the pain due to the increase of the load on the spine.
Strengthen the joints.

Psychologically, exercising makes you think more positively because it feels more ready to face a delivery. In addition, after the baby is born pregnant, gymnastics also helps you can immediately return to the body shape and stamina.

Guide to Exercise
Here are some things to note while exercising in conditions of pregnant:
  • If healthiest pregnancy and are not problematic, you may work out – even highly recommended. But in some conditions such as bleeding, flecks, placenta location of low, abort a threatening, a history of premature birth, it is advisable to consult in advance with the doctor before starting to exercise.
  • If you have a medical history such as asthma, diabetes and heart disease, should consult in advance with the doctor before exercising.
  • Relaxing while exercising. As a general guide, when exercising you should still be able to speak. If wheezing breath until it cannot speak, means your sport is already excessive.
  • If before conceiving you rarely exercising, we recommend that you start with a light aerobic sports such as swimming, walking, yoga, cycling, or jogging.
  • Always do heating and cooling while exercising.
  • Avoid heavy exercise especially when the weather is hot.
  • Drinking enough water.

Things that need to be controlled
Extra care is needed if it is to work out while pregnant. Therefore, avoid this sports while pregnant:
Diving activities should not be done. This is because the baby has no protection against emboli and decompression (due to the high pressure under the sea).
Sports that involve jumping or sprinting movements are excessive.
Sports involving physical contact with others, such as basketball, volleyball, and soccer.
Sports or activities susceptible drop, like horseback riding or surfing.

By keeping her diet and exercise regularly, the pregnancy will also be easier to be lived, as well as with labor.

September 9, 2016

September 9, 2016T11:08 AM

5 Ways to lose weight without dieting

In addition to diet, there are other ways that are also effective for weight loss. What are these ways?

There are many ways to lose weight without dieting. Diet is not the only way of getting the body ideal. The five following ways is also effective to help you lose weight.

how to lose weight without diet

Use a plate with a small size
Research shows that when you use the plates and cutlery are large, someone will tend to eat more servings. Use a small plate so that the portion that you take are not excessive. In addition, choose a color with contrast colored plates of food in it. Using the colored plates were turned out with food can make you eat more.

Longer meal
Use a timer and set time your meal for at least 20 minutes. A longer time turns out to be able to lower your calorie intake by up to 300 calories per day.

Drink water before meal
The intake of water before a meal will fill up most of the room in your stomach, thus limiting the amount of food that comes in.

A regular sleep schedule
Bad sleep habits will trigger the brain to eat at night, and unfortunately for the selected type of food usually unhealthy snacks. In addition, the lack of beds serving can inhibit the production of lepton, the hormone that makes you feel full.

Physical activity
Physical activity doesn't have to be strenuous or performed solely in the fitness center. Did you know, with the position of standalone you can burn more calories compared to sit? Standing position when working on the activity of the Office for 8 hours was able to burn 500 calories more than the same activity undertaken by a sitting position.

Whatever way you do to lose weight, the most important is to choose a healthy way and do it consistently. How to lose weight healthily will only benefit temporarily, it can even en danger health.

The Danger to lose weight too Fast
Lose weight or maintaining ideal body weight are certainly very good for health in a prolonged period of time. However, it is certainly in the right way, healthy, and the appropriate time.

The recommended weight loss is about 0.5 – 1 kg/week. To be able to achieve the target, you must reduce the 500 calories each day accompanied sports 3 x/week. Very low-calorie diet or with medication is not recommended, especially without any indication of a doctor.

What are the dangers of losing weight too fast?
  • Malnutrition
  • Excessive dieting can cause the body's lack of protein, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals that are essential for the metabolism of the body. This condition can cause the body to become limp, it's hard to concentrate, susceptible to diseases, disorders of the nervous system, and so on.
  • Gallstones
  • Happened on 12 – 25% of people who lose weight too quickly. Gallstones can cause great pain in stomach complaints.
  • Muscle loss
  • This is caused by the intake of protein is lacking. The body needs protein about 0.68 g/kg weight each day. Excessive dieting to lose weight fast will not only reduce body fat but will also erode the muscles of the body.
  • The effects of yo-yo
  • It is associated with less protein intake and loss of muscular body that would cause the body's metabolism slows down. While diet, body metabolism will adjust with food intake and activity of the body. The less intake of calories packed body metabolism will slow down. If this condition continues, and at some point you stop doing sports diet or the body is not able to pursue the abilities metabolizes quickly. As a result the yo-yo effect appears, the weight can go back as it was before the diet or even more heavily than before.

It is important to keep in mind, lose weight with a diet to the extreme such as very low calorie diets require physician supervision. Everyone has a different way of diet depends on weight, body condition, or there is not a specific disease. Better get down gradually and remain healthier than fast down but new cause problems for health.