Alternative treatments for arthritic conditions
September 30, 2013 – 4:31 am | No Comment
Alternative therapies for arthritic conditions are inclusive of treatments like acupuncture or magnets, chondrotin or glucosamine. People having arthritis usually suffer with conditions like stress, stiffness, pain, and depression. So it is imperative that there are alternative treatments for arthritis, which will help patients cope with this in a better way and in a healthier manner. If you do not  [...]

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Tips To Make An Aesthetic Children-Paly Garden
July 31, 2009 – 7:11 pm | No Comment
Tips To Make An Aesthetic Children-Paly Garden
Gardening can be justly therapeutic not only for you but also for the children. One can create a space for the child to play and nurture plants in. If the children like to hang out in the garden, one can opt for sand pits, tyre-made swings, outdoors children’s toys depending on the age bracket of the child. Providing a toddler sized watering can and tools can be a very explorative and enlightening process for the child. Most definitely, the delight lies in the process and not in making something perfect. One can keep the child engrossed by helping them sow plants that germinate quickly like beans, marigold or lettuce. Plant varieties that have varied colors and shapes namely yellow, green and red capsicum, broccoli and cabbage are also viable options, with the fresh produce being used in daily meals. Fruits that can be grown in pots are lemon, guava and pomegranate. Children must be kept away from trees like apple, cherry, Horse Chestnut, Laburnum, Oak and Peach that cause poisoning  [...]


Innocuous Children Sunscreens
July 31, 2009 – 7:02 am | No Comment
Innocuous Children Sunscreens
On many occasions one does wind up buying one of those numerous sunscreens in the markets for children with their attractive casing and branding, feeling content that we made the right choice. But there are several pointers that one needs to be vigilant about before dabbing on that innocent looking sunblock on. There have several concerns been raised regarding the chemical component Oxybenzone , the commonly used ingredient in hundreds of sunscreen and other cosmetic products. It assists in ready absorption of the product into the skin. About 97% Americans have been diagnosed with high Oxybenzone levels in their body that has shown to have a strong link to allergic reactions, hormone level imbalance and cell damage. The skin of infants has a surface area that in comparison to their body weight is much greater than in adults which results in their skin exposure being 1.4 times more than in adults. Also, the child’s body is more responsive to low doses of hormonally active components.  [...]


Tanning Beds - A High Risk Category Causing Cancer
July 30, 2009 – 11:52 pm | No Comment
Tanning Beds – A High Risk Category Causing Cancer
Global cancer experts have enlisted tanning beds and other ultra-violet radiation sources among the top listing for cancer risk alongside known potent causes like tobacco, hepatitis B virus, chimney sweeping and considering sun beds as lethal as arsenic and mustard gas. Though, for many years, researchers have depicted tanning beds and UV radiation as likely carcinogens. A latest study on twenty cases revealed that those under 30 individuals who start off using tanning beds increase their chances of getting skin cancer by 75%. Researchers have also uncovered that all forms of ultraviolet radiation lead to disturbing mutations among mice, that points directly to the carcinogenic nature of this radiation. Earlier just one form of ultraviolet radiation was believed to be harmful. The experts at the International Agency for Research on Cancer, the cancer wing of the World Health Organization (WHO) have illustrated in their latest medical publication, Lancet Oncology, that the lights mainly  [...]


The Wondrous DASH Diet Guidelines
July 29, 2009 – 6:52 pm | One Comment
The Wondrous DASH Diet Guidelines
The ellipsis DASH Diet is a potent diet strategy with limitless health benefits. The expanded version known as the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension has been long endorsed for curbing damaging high levels of blood pressure which also helps sustain good heart health. But, the dietary methodology employed by the DASH diet aids in even reducing cholesterol levels. The diet was created by the National Institutes of Health, outlines the increased consumption of lower fat dairy produce, fruits and vegetable within dietary restriction of the amount of calories consumed in a day. Blood Pressure levels reduced twice when milk products were combined along with the routine fruit and vegetable combo diet, which is the characteristic of the DASH diet. Though lower-fat milk produce does prevail in the DASH diet, about 1oz a day of high fat cheese is also included in the daily milk produce intake of three servings a day. The basic outline of the diet includes 4-5 serves of fruit and vegetables  [...]


The Path Breaking Anti Cancer Vaccine
July 29, 2009 – 11:05 am | One Comment
The Path Breaking Anti Cancer Vaccine
Promising news seems to be trickling in from many areas in the Europe about the revolutionary new vaccine proficient in arresting cancer. Such reports have borne origin in Prague, Czech Republic, where this effective tool has been produced in the Prague Motor Hospital laboratories for a year, where requests for clinical tests are being drafted. With no evident side-effects that treatments like chemotherapy pose, this vaccine is effectual in combating a wide array of tumours. Through ten long years of trials and research carried out by Czechs, have finally evolved a distinctive method to develop this vaccine that can be used to treat several ailments like blood cancer, bowel cancer, skin cancer, ovarian cancer and reappearing tumours. The treatment comes up to 5000 U.S. dollars per person with the effect of the vaccine lastly through the year. The initial prime hitch in using the vaccine being the significant amounts of time required and high-end equipment in super-specialty laboratories  [...]


Novel Brain Tumour Research Unravels Potentially Curative Genes
July 29, 2009 – 12:05 am | One Comment
Novel Brain Tumour Research Unravels Potentially Curative Genes
The most widespread and malevolent form of brain tumours, Gliomas, are pesky trouble mongers characteristically resistant to treatments. The gliomas dispatch tentacles that make the surgical removal of these tumours extremely difficult. Though there might not be any detectable tumour, infinitesimal glioma cells habitually linger, ultimately reproducing, by taking advantage of the immune cells of the brain, the microglial cells for their growth. The Microglial cells take the aid of sensors like Toll-like receptors to spot any discrepancies in their surroundings owing to brain injury or infectivity. But the point to be noted is these microglial cells instead of launching an assault on the invading glioma cells, they assist in the expansion of the tumour, thus further deteriorating the situation. Researchers have discovered a group of close to 31 genes that are known to be correlated to glioma brain tumours, inclusive of a crucial one that would be targeted for latest treatments. These  [...]


Revolutionary Stem Cell Transplant Amongst Non-Blood Donors
July 28, 2009 – 10:45 am | No Comment
Revolutionary Stem Cell Transplant Amongst Non-Blood Donors
Ideally stem cell transplants have been undertaken between blood relations. Factors like blood group and the human leukocyte antigen(HLA) need to be matched. The immune system takes the aid of the human leukocyte antigen to make a distinction between host cells in the body and the alien cells. This revolutionary technique was first pioneered by the Japanese who have effectively broken the barrier. In the past years, there have been close to thirty experiments been carried out with an effectiveness rate of 80%. This was the premier instance that it was been implemented in India, wherein the stem cells taken from the cord blood of a new born child was infused into an unrelated donor, an elderly patient who was ailing from aplastic anaemia. It was a path breaking approach employed by the doctors of the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Cancer Research Institute in Kolkata who have successfully undertaken the approach after being motivated by a Japanese research that proved it was indeed  [...]


Cacao Beans – The Miraculous Divine Food
July 28, 2009 – 1:05 am | No Comment
Cacao Beans – The Miraculous Divine Food
The perennially highly esteemed Cacao beans that enjoyed pivotal place from the times of the Mayans, the Aztecs to the primeval Toltecs for its wide spanning benefits ranging from maintaining healthy cholesterol levels to lowering blood pressure. No wonder, the Kuna Indians in Panama who consumed them on regular basis were the least at risk of high blood pressure. The cacao beans have a component that assists the body to process nitric oxide that plays a crucial role in maintaining optimal heart health. The seed, seed covering and the cocoa butter all possess medicinal properties. The cocoa butter finds its mention in many cosmetic brands and pharmacy products like suppositories. The high levels of tannin in the cocoa seeds are quite effectual to treat diarrhoea by decreasing the discharge from the intestines. Cacao has higher antioxidants than even red wine, blueberries, having four times more antioxidant content than green tea. The cacao beans from which chocolate is made, used  [...]