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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Critics Apprehensive Over Latest Fat-Burning Lip Balm
August 31, 2009 – 10:30 am | 5 Comments
Critics Apprehensive Over Latest Fat-Burning Lip Balm
The latest fat reduction means is slated to go on sale during this week in UK, dubbed as the fat-melting lip balm, has faced a lot of flak from critics who deem it to be yet another selling gambit that sadistically feeds on women’s insecurities regarding weight gain. The lip balm that was unveiled in the United States in the former part of the year as a progression in the area of fat reduction is believed to assist women in controlling their food cravings and also bolstering energy levels. The founders of this lip balm product priced at close to five pounds assert that its contents have appetite suppressing and metabolism boosting properties that are simply a lick away. Britain critics have denounced the tall claims of the lip balm stating that it would scarcely contribute in any significant way to substantial weight reduction. The detractors have claimed that there is no replacement to lesser consumption and working out more. The U.S. doctor, Allan Kurtz, involved in the  [...]


Enhanced Testing To Detect Asbestos Cancer
August 30, 2009 – 10:15 am | 5 Comments
Enhanced Testing To Detect Asbestos Cancer
A prudent team of researchers at the Oxford University have asserted that they have discovered a highly responsive test for the mesothelioma cancer that proliferates over protracted periods of time, though the affected patients normally have a shorter life span. Mesothelioma cancer is a deadly tumour that develops on the lung surface due to asbestos exposure and takes several decades to manifest itself. Though the disease has been detected in individuals with no past contact with asbestos, however inhalation of the dust expelled by asbestos during its disintegration is believed to be a crucial risk factor. The disease is predominantly found in those involved in professions like joining, plumbing and electrical fitting. Though Mesothelioma cancer is comparatively rare, it is not easy to treat due to its location and unfavourable response to chemotherapy. Experts have estimated that by the year 2013, the United Kingdom itself is expected to have a sharp increase of cited cases being  [...]


Sting, Madonna And The Power Plate Workout
August 29, 2009 – 11:30 am | 11 Comments
Sting, Madonna And The Power Plate Workout
Vouched by none other than Sting and the Police, the Power Plate is their companion even during tours, as they believe it aids in maintaining top physical form to endure gruelling performances and travelling. The faddish health gadget is also among the key reasons for the aging Madonna’s fabulous curves. With just ten minute spared for three times in a week on the vibrating platform of the Power Plate will aid in toning, weight loss and raise stamina. The gadget benefits the body by including vibration to the workout by contracting the muscles 25-50 times more every second that tremendously enhances the efficacy of the workout with negligible impact on joints and ligaments. By just standing on the power plate with knees bent will accelerate the burnout of calories. A proper warming up and cooling down session is of utmost importance in any workout. The vibrations of the power plate can be used to massage the quads and hamstrings while resting the remaining part of the body on  [...]


Petrol Inhalation Abuse- A Perilous Trend
August 28, 2009 – 10:40 am | One Comment
Petrol Inhalation Abuse- A Perilous Trend
Inhalant abuse referred to as intentional inhalation of several volatile chemicals and gases to experience a desired sense of intoxication, is on the rise particularly in youngsters. A form of drug abuse, presently, inhalant abuse is the highly insidious yet least recognised drug problems. In some studies undertaken, the problem was noticed mostly in adolescents and has been found to have an adverse effect on pregnant women and her offspring. Many lining up at petrol pumps for a refill, are quite often drawn to its smell. Some even go to the extent of inhaling petrol directly from the petrol tank, with eventually the inhalation episode becoming more frequent to obtain the same level of euphoria and a sense of well-being. Such petrol sniffers would go to any extent to fuel their addictive behaviour, even taking to smelling petrol soaked rags. Within 10-12hours of cessation of petrol sniffing such individuals experienced withdrawal symptoms like irritability, edginess, sleeplessness  [...]


Penile Cancer - Beware Of HPV Virus
August 27, 2009 – 9:30 am | 5 Comments
Penile Cancer – Beware Of HPV Virus
A global reassessment of research undertaken has uncovered a disturbing fact that the widely prevalent human papilloma virus or HPV is strongly related to nearly half of the all-encompassing penile cancer cases. Studies have revealed that penile cancer, a rare form of cancer may be linked to the sexually transmitted infection, HPV. In order for men to reduce their chances of contracting cancer of the penis, they must take adequate steps to avert sexually-spread HPV infections. HPV comprises of a cluster of hundred and more varying forms of virus, few of them being transmitted through sexual contact. Several forms are deemed as the higher risk bracket as they make the affected individual more prone to contracting other ailments like cancer. For instance, nearly seventy percent women with cervical cancer show the presence of the HPV-16 and HPV-18 virus in their system. Lately, scientists state that the HPV-16 virus is the foremost form of HPV infection that has been linked to penile  [...]


Weight Loss – The Feng Shui Way
August 26, 2009 – 10:00 am | 15 Comments
Weight Loss – The Feng Shui Way
The concept of Feng Shui and weight loss working in unison is a potent dual combo, that when incorporated into daily existence will add that extra edge to one’s weight loss and its effective management. The inculcation of Feng Shui beliefs could essentially aid in combating the cravings of binge eating. The foremost focal area of attention when incorporating Feng Shui are the serving dishes being utilised in the kitchen. The attributes of the tableware that are being used for meal times inclusive of colour, size and shape are associated to Feng Shui and weight reduction. In accordance with Feng Shui beliefs, circles are linked to mental activities. So, one would not want to promote mental activities that are associated with eating. The optimal choice for the kitchen in accordance with Feng Shui would be square shaped serving dishes in preferably oranges in all its hues. According to Feng Shui, orange colour is related to the notion of unification, thus inculcating orange serving dishes  [...]


WHO Cautions Against Homeopathic Practices
August 25, 2009 – 11:30 am | 3 Comments
WHO Cautions Against Homeopathic Practices
The World Health Organisation has disregarded the effectuality of homeopathy and has issued a caution stating that those ailing with life ominous diseases like HIV, tuberculosis, influenza, child diarrhoea and malaria must not depend on homeopathy for effectual cure. This was a rejoinder to appeals made by scientists belonging to the Young Science Network who are apprehensive that the endorsement of homeopathy in the third world countries could place the lives of many ailing individuals in jeopardy. Dr.Robert Hagen, a bio-molecular science scientist from the University of St. Andrews and a part of Voice of Young Science Network has stated that globally, governance must identify the perils of supporting homeopathy in case of life-menacing ailments. He further added that by increasing vigilance of WHO’s stance on homeopathy, they would be helping individuals desist the use of these highly ruinous practices. Dr. Mario Raviglione, Director of the Stop TB wing, WHO, has declared that  [...]


Getting Plucky About HIV Testing- Part II
August 23, 2009 – 10:30 am | 6 Comments
Getting Plucky About HIV Testing- Part II
It is always a prudent policy to be safe than sorry. One can get checked for possible infection at several places like the doctor’s clinics, offices, designed parenting centres, hospitals and laboratory testing centres. In most places, one would need to book an appointment prior to getting tested while others permit walking straight in for the tests. In these testing centres, a detailed questionnaire regarding the sexual or drug past among other factors are delved into. Though the testing process is quite generalised, but it could differ is certain crucial means. Blood testing or oral swab testing: One need not get a needle piercing  for testing of HIV as simply a puncture on the finger is good enough to draw blood. In other tests, a saliva sample is drawn with the aid of wad brushed in the interiors of the mouth. In some centres, the results are given after many days while others give the outcome of the result within half an hour. In certain prompt testing methods, the results  [...]