How To Treat Bunions
March 29, 2013 – 12:00 am | No Comment
A bunion is a deformity that is mainly made up of a lateral deviation of the great toe which enlarges due to a tissue or a bone. It is a serious foot problem. These are formed within the foot and not on the surface of the foot. An arthritic condition and  a result of bone degeneration it is found as  a lump on the outside portion of the big toe. Bunions are seen near the joint of the toe and sometimes  [...]

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Can Electrodes Drilled Into The Brain Assist In Weight Loss?
August 7, 2009 – 10:30 am | No Comment
How far can you go in an attempt to lose flab, fraught enough to have your brain drilled with electrodes? Well, that the newest advancement to combating obesity now under testing. With the experts cautioning about the obesity wave riding high, many pharmaceutical companies and medics are constantly evolving novel ways and means to deal with overweight issues. Prescription medicines have been the latest line of treatment with tablets like Alli been administered that work by decreasing the quantity of fat absorption in the body. There are lot more people opting for gastric banding operation that re-structures the stomach so that people eat lesser. But the radical advancement in US to inhibit obesity called Deep Brain Stimulation or DBS literally takes the cake. In this treatment, electrodes are inserted into the brain to convey tiny spurts of electricity that modify the eating behaviour of the person. Though DBS is currently the treatment given for disorders related to movement like  [...]

FDA Cautions About Weight Loss Products
August 7, 2009 – 10:30 am | No Comment
In a news relay, FDA has warned end users that sibutramine that is a component of the weight loss products that are vended online and by Young You Corp. have considerable health risks. The products in question are sold by Young You’s Weight Loss and Rejuvenation Centre located in Tarzana, California. A total of four products including the thirty pill packets of Slimbionic, One Weight Loss Pill, Botanical Weight Loss and SlimDemand have been voluntarily recalled following FDA’s disapproval to the presence of the non-affirmed drug called sibutramine whose safety and efficiency is under the scanner. Sibutramine is known to be an active component in Meridia that is a treatment given alongside a low calorie diet to assist obese individuals to hasten the weight loss process. Sibutramine functions essentially as an appetite repressor by influencing a part of the brain that controls hunger pangs, thus giving a feeling of a full stomach and gratification. FDA has pinpointed out to the  [...]

Opioids Addiction – A risky teen habit
August 7, 2009 – 6:03 am | No Comment
Many teenagers especially in the U.S. are totally into the use of prescription medicines, opioids like Vicodin, OxyContin, Percocet and codeine with no doctor’s instructions. This risqué behaviour is catching significant momentum with nearly twelve percent of high school going senior students going full throttle in their consumption just for the purpose of alleviating stress and getting a high rather than for the actual purpose of pain relief that these medications are actually meant for. The abuse of these narcotics is widely used by teenagers just to get a sense of well-being. Opiates are innate derivatives of the opium poppy. Opiates comprise the set of drugs called as opioids or narcotics that are largely prescribed by doctors to mitigate pain in chronic ailments like cancer, kidney stones, bone fractures, eye grazes and other severe medical conditions in dosages just enough to decrease the consciousness of the pain. Most teens cited varied reasons for consuming opioids. Some  [...]

Facial Yoga- For Youthful Skin
August 6, 2009 – 11:00 pm | No Comment
Those eager to put a halt to the ticking ageing clock, fruitful assistance is available in the form of the vastly popular treatment called the yoga facial. Basically, it is a set of exercises intended for toning up the facial muscles and guiding one how to steer clear from frowning that when followed religiously helps iron out fine lines on the face. Routinely adhered facial gymnastics concentrate on the areas of the eyes, cheeks, saggy gut and overall skin invigorating exercises guaranteed to arrest the ageing process significantly. To reduce crow’s feet, one can start with the eye area by moving the muscles around the eye area without creasing the forehead. Then, the palms of the hands need to be vigorously rubbed till they warm up and then place them on the bridge of the nose and then softly circulate them around the eye area. Alternately, the warmed palms need to be placed on the face with repeated hastened breathing till ten seconds count followed by rotating the fingers in  [...]

Five Crucial Diet Pointers To Stay Healthy And Sound
August 6, 2009 – 10:30 am | No Comment
Five Crucial Diet Pointers To Stay Healthy And Sound
One is essentially what one eats. So, watching out one’s diet is crucial as opting for the right foods can not only provide instant succour but go a long way in maintaining a healthy body. One is perennially faced with several nerve-wrecking situations, and gorging down on what one might consider as comfort food can in fact worsen the situation. If feeling on nerve’s edge, jittery or excited, a good option would be to go in for a serving of barley based porridge, lentils, white beans, rye, wheat and green leafy salads. Green salads help generate vigour, vitality and give a sense of lightness and ease. Whole grain foods enrich our bodies with concentrated energy and aid as natural soothers. Sugar majorly causes surge in insulin levels causing a temporary sense of high that is transitory and hence best avoided. Those undertaking long journeys and with tendencies of motion sickness should go in for foods that have an alkalising effect on the body. An upset stomach is the lead cause  [...]

Stem Cells Are Used To Grow New Teeth
August 5, 2009 – 10:05 pm | One Comment
Stem Cells Are Used To Grow New Teeth
With the wonders of stem cells back in focus, one would not need dentures anymore when there is a new-fangled technique to grow new teeth. In a revolutionary finding, Japanese scientists have successfully been able to cultivate teeth derived from stem cells. This advancement could make the need for dentures redundant. The scientists from the University of Tokyo have successfully accomplished producing a tooth germ that is a seed similar part of a tissue that comprises of the cell structure and instructions needed to grow into a tooth. The researchers then transplanted the tooth germ in the jowl bone of a mouse. It was observed that the hormones present in the animal’s body responded positively to the transplant and assisted the growth of the teeth. This latest research unravels a multifarious procedure that possibly will lead the way to expansion in the area of bioengineered organ replacements.  During the journal proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Takashi Tsuji who  [...]

Load On Some Squalane For An Innate Facelift
August 4, 2009 – 12:30 am | No Comment
Squalane, present in human bodies comprises of ten percent sebum which is a lubricant present in the sebaceous glands that aids in guarding the skin from the vagaries of nature and helps retain it suppleness. As ageing progresses, the production of squalane in the body also keeps depleting accordingly, thus leading to the appearance of wrinkly, sallow and dry skin. It is also found in shark liver oil extract and was used by Japanese fishing folks for several years due to its remedial properties and health advantages like fighting colds, flu, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia and several deadly viruses. The shark’s noticeable resistance to cancer and other ailments is an area that has been constantly probed by researchers to unravel the profound advantages of squalane. Squalane is derived from olive oil by the process of steam distillation and has no color or odour. Thus, one could consider squalane to be best for the skin as it is the finest part derived from olive oil. Squalane  [...]

Warning Signs Your Feet Can Divulge
August 3, 2009 – 11:01 am | No Comment
Feet are indicators of one’s health and well being and many times display telltale signs that must not be ignored. One can gauge several health ailments by apt analysis of one’s feet. If the nails on the feet are showing serrated, curved in, brittle and aberrant growths then the underlying causes are due to inadequate iron intake occurring mostly in women due to factors like heavy menstrual or internal bleeding that causes anaemia which many times is accompanied by fatigue, cold feet, giddiness and headaches. Sudden feet cramps are a sign of dehydration, inappropriate exercise or diet that is deficient of calcium, magnesium or potassium with expectant women most susceptible to this. A persistent wound many times foul smelling is a sign of elevated glucose levels that is accompanied by symptoms like continual thirst, hunger and urination, weariness, weight loss. Uncontrolled diabetes or binge alcohol drinking many times leads to nerve cells damage leading to numbness in the feet  [...]