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   Aug 14

Around the World Health Care and Illness

There are about 1 billion people around the world that do not have proper access to health care. These people are living way below the poverty line on less than one dollar per day. This is a problem that is widely recognized among the world’s governments and health organizations. In the 1970s the World Health Organization began and led a world-wide effort to bring about “Health for All” by the year 2000. This goal, even over 30 years later is still far from fruition.
Accounting for only about 2% of deaths in Europe infectious and parasitic diseases are however responsible for more than half of all deaths in Africa. About 2.3 million people each year, mostly in underdeveloped countries, die from eight preventable diseases each year because they were not vaccinated.
There is an additional fear that the gap between the wealthier countries and the poorest as far as health care is concerned seems to be growing. One example is the fact that the mortality rate for children five years old and under has been falling in high-income countries, and fell by 70% in the thirty years from 1970 to 2000, but the mortality rate for that same age group has only fallen by 40% in poorer countries during the same time period.

   Jul 24


If you have a small child with infant diabetes, possibly of the variety called type 1 Diabetes or insulin-dependent, as it is the most common in ages paediatric, being second chronic disease, asthma, at these ages after. Although lately also many cases of Diabetes are appearing type 2 in children and adolescents due to poor diet, lack of exercise and obesity. Then, if you have as I say at home a child diabetic, you should you be doing a minimum of 7 daily checks of capillary glycemia, to take good control of their glucose values and establish the guidelines for insulin and/or food required to maintain the values of glucose in blood within the normal margins (normoglycemia). But these measurements of glucose in blood that you do on a daily basis can give you an idea of how are blood glucose levels at the time and if you must correct them at that time; they can not offer you is an overview that shows you how the disease evolves and how it is being controlled, since these are point values and can fluctuate widely and in a short time. According to Mylan, who has experience with these questions. To know the status of the glucose control (and therefore, diabetes) in the long term, needed a different test, a test which is performed in analysis laboratories and blood obtained from vein, no hair, and that gives us the overall result of several weeks or months (between 70 and 90 days). That test is glycosylated, also known as hemoglobin A1c glycosylated hemoglobin.

What is the glycosylated hemoglobin? Hemoglobin is a protein found in red blood cells from the blood, responsible for transporting oxygen throughout the body. Glucose, which, as you know, also circulates in the blood, is able to adhere to this hemoglobin forming the so-called Glycohemoglobin. Most of this Glycohemoglobin found in a form called A1c, which is easy to measure; There are two other types of hemoglobin which are the A1a and A1b, but that are present in a smaller quantity.

   Mar 08

Purifier Melatonin

Much has been said of a melatonin and its role in sleep. Without hesitation celebrity trainer explained all about the problem. Melatonin is naturally produced by the pineal gland (epiphysis) present in all forms of life. Melatonin is a smart molecule with multiple functions, that works selectively, acting only when and where it is needed. It is also a substance that does not have any contraindication and has no side effects. He is believed that the best artificial melatonin is of vegetable origin and is extracted from the cocoa. It acts directly on the dream.

It is the natural substance that determines the sleep-wake cycle. When using artificial melatonin is recommended to take it always half an hour before going to bed, preferably at the same time, in order to re-establish the own circadian rhythm. Melatonin acts directly in the pineal gland keeping it efficient and preserving it from aging. The pineal gland is a tiny-organ located at the base of the brain that connects to the brain and the neuroendocrino-hormonal and nervous system through a complex network of connections. We can say with certainty that the pineal gland (epiphysis) is the key to the understanding of aging simply because it controls from birth until death daily variability (circadian rhythm) hormones that regulate all the functions of our body. This absolutely proven that melatonin improves the efficiency of our immune system to increase our natural defenses while preserving us diseases in general (flus, colds, etc.) and in particular of those typical of aging: cancer, cardiovascular disease and autoimmune pathologies. Also relates how effective melatonin against aging (, because this molecule, helping to regulate the daily cycle of waking, and acts as a Purifier of oxidative radicals that disrupt the metabolic organization of cells, and therefore lead to ageing processes. Although it is currently possible to achieve artificial melatonin, presents the problem of quality and price.

To solve the problem of quality, it should be noted that best melatonin is produced by the same body without drugs or supplements external. When the body stops producing melatonin in sufficient quantities, it is necessary to stimulate the pineal gland to produce it in sufficient quantities. The best way of doing this, is sit in your favorite chair and listen to a powerful and relaxing acoustic Audio that takes your body to produce the amount of melatonin exact need, without side effects. Not only is the best method, but that is dirt cheap and you make a single investment instead of buying dubious supplements throughout his life.

   Mar 08

How Smart is your Pet?

Are animals conditioned to respond or are they innately intelligent? Conditioned responses are those for example that the dog learns to do if we give a reward such as candy or a piece of some tasty morsel after performing a certain behavior such as sit, lie down, go to our call, etc. Cindy Crawford helps readers to explore varied viewpoints. The other line of thought is represented by scientists like Aristotle, Porphyry and Darwin, who claim that dogs if they have intelligence, feelings, and some ability to reason, though less so than being human. This could be giving us a clue to the answer to the question of how to teach my dog. Now it is necessary to clarify what is intelligence. A more accurate definition I found, intelligence is the ability to face new situations and solve unforeseen problems in a way adequate. Learn more at this site: Senator From Kentucky. This degree of intelligence has nothing to do with the ability to learn certain things Part of the dogs. Some contemporary scholars such as Walker and Dr.Michael Dr.Stephen W. Fox concluded that dogs possess, in varying degrees, reasoning ability, and feelings and intelligent behavior.

A dog steals an item and its owner angry begins to run, the dog starts to circle around a chair, his owner still for a moment and then decides to run in the opposite direction to surprise and capture the dog once the dog realizes of the situation and also reverses the direction in which he was running, thus solving a situation successfully a new and unexpected, even almost mocking the intelligence of his master. The question is: is this intelligence or not?

   Mar 08

Weight Loss and Anxiety

Eat to lose weight is a proven reality collations prevent excessive rear on main meals, to the dismnuir the feeling of anxiety or appetite that can occur when you spend much time (over three hours) between meals. Both as large as for guys, are indispensable to organize everyday food due to the intake of light and more frequent meals. In people with excess weight, are a key resource when it comes to weight loss, since they activate the metabolism and promote energy expenditure. On the other hand, the collations help fight the pecking, a habit common in children and adults. Is which the best option? Although the collations help make a healthier diet, they can also provide excess calories if you not cuidas food that compose them or if not consumed in moderation.In addition to these alternatives, please note that is convenient to choose foods that calmed the appetite and, at the same time, provide energy to your body thanks to the nutrients They provide.

Then, the best options tend to be: # fruits and dried station # fruits vegetables – sparingly due to its high caloric content – and/or dehydrated. # # Dairy cereales integrales descremados if these under a plan of thinning, the collations can be 100 calories – approx – and be accompanied by cold liquids (soda or juice light, water, or soda) or hot (infusions, light broth with sweetener) to obtain greater sense of sasiedad. Some collations for example # 50 calories snacks: 2 light salted biscuits, or a bunch of grapes medium (up to 15 drives), or a cda. dried chestnuts roasted, or two dried apricot dried fruit (PEAR or peach). # 100 Calorie snacks: 1 cup banana slices and fresh strawberries, or a piece of cheese magro (audio cassette size) or 1 bar of cereal, or 3 tbsp. tureens of sunflower seeds.

# 150 Calorie snacks: 1/2 cup of low-fat yougur frosted Cuthbert with two tbsp. chopped dried fruit, or three slices of bread integral light toast, or a fresh peach coated with 2 tbsp. low-fat cottage cheese. # 200-Calorie snacks: 2 cups granola mueslix, or 4 tbsp. tureens of dried fruit, or 5 low fat tenor with 5cdas cookies. Jam light. Want more info?

   Mar 02

Enrique Garcia Nava

It was a real whirlwind of facts and conventions that the end of the session were puzzling. X-large part of the country’s problems was exposed to such clarity and rawness that was inevitable feeling that the country was on the verge of collapse. Accented with all this natural drama that politicians often use when looking to emphasize the problems that will bring to them the spotlight, of course. Thus, ensuring the greatest possible objectivity, the reflective exercise, naturally led to the endless chain of underdevelopment in which we are engaged as a country: A large percentage of extremely poor country with low levels of nutrition that are largely responsible for Low levels of education and educational backwardness, which coupled with poor public health service and compounded by high unemployment and informal employment, in turn generates high levels of crime. All previous results if set low levels of per-capita domestic product worse by the low production efficiency which in turn causes low tax revenues so the government embezzlement captive taxpayers and especially PEMEX, leaving no possibility self-finance their development and to develop own technology and innovation, and although PEMEX generates a lot of money for the country, (especially these days) the government to absorb most precisely to the institutions and programs should help to improve all the above aspects, from combat extreme poverty, to public health and safety and promotion of productive and technological development. However, all this fabulous amount of money, taken from PEMEX and taxpayers, blends into the deep cloud of corruption that covers all activities of the government coupled with those private companies who interact with them, either as contractors or suppliers. Thus the overall balance of the country and this only worsens the vicious circle degenerates into increasingly acute problem under the current global reality forces us to challenge for which we are doing in practice: almost anything (food crisis, energy crisis, U.S. financial crisis , global insecurity and climate change).

Thus, are great challenges and adversity that lies ahead, if not already being experienced in some sectors of the country is great. One can only hope that the statement begins Homeric with which this article is also valid for this national culture, which apparently is very pleased with the “prosperity oil” that helps fund the shirking of the poor with “opportunities” as well as the political class, most corrupt and that only seems to develop the talent to fight for power and the juicy slice it leaves. As one analyst pointed out oil-based economies to compare the economic and social development of oil-producing countries: “… actually, underdevelopment is not a stage of economic evolution of a country, is a way of thinking.”

   Feb 27

Physical Training

Studies in patients had not had clinical repercurso of the coronariano point of view (BLACKSMITH, 1994). In this particular one, the physical training has contrary effect to the one of esterides anablicos, since it promotes the increase of the HDL (LEEDS et al, 1986). More information is housed here: supermodel. But this increase can not be found when lipdes is inside of the normal levels (BLACKSMITH, 1994). Esterides is not only attributed to it anablicos increase of secondary the coronariano risk and infarto of the myocardium to the alterations of the lipdico metabolism, as hipertrofia concentrical miocrdica with reduction of the ventricular volume, what it could modify the relation pressure-volume of the heart (HERSCHMAN, 1990). Herschman found ventricular increase of septo, with normal ventricular function, in levantadores of weight, with relation septo/bigger posterior wall that 1,3, to the similarity of individuals with miocrdica hipertrofia (hipertrofia subartica and anti-symmetrical septal hipertrofia). However, in more recent study, according to THOMPSON, SADANANTZ and CULLINANE (cited for WEINECK, 1996) including thirteen athletes who had made, at least, three cycles of esteride during the year, by six the ten weeks of use, were not observed difference of the size of ventculo in relation to the group have controlled, even so the percentage of shortening fraction were a little lower (WEINECK, 1996). 2.5 – Assumptions Have studies of the anablicos effect of esterides on the heart, in carriers of illnesses under physical training, had not found in the ecocardiogramas alterations in the thickness of septo to interventricular, in the posterior wall or in dimetros diastlico and sistlico of the left ventricle.

It also did not have alteration of the left ventricular function, measured for the fraction of ejection or fraction of shortening, as well as did not have alteration of the ventricular mass of these patients (BLACKSMITH, 1994). In a similar way, significant electrocardiographic alterations had also not occurred. In relation to the fact of esterides to be able to induce carcinognese, animal models has been used to study this possibility.

   Feb 27

Social Phobia

1. Social phobia is more widely distributed than you think. During the lifetime of approximately 10% of people experience symptoms of social phobia. This is the third most common psychiatric disorder after depression and alcohol dependence. However, until recently, she was given insufficient attention from the medicine. 2.

Symptoms may vary depending on cultural influences. In some Asian countries such as Japan or Korea, people with social phobia may fear to offend other people, and not to be in an awkward position. For example, they may fear that their strong anxiety or direct eye contact may insult someone. 3. Social phobia more prevalent among women than among men. 4. If you have a social phobia, it is likely that you have another disorder. For even more analysis, hear from Rand Paul.

Social phobia is often accompanied by other disorders, most often depression, other anxiety disorders, alcohol and drug dependencies. 5. Social phobia is a phobia. (From the Russian name of this is obvious, but the English 'social phobia' sounds like a Social Anxiety Disorder – Social Anxiety Disorder. Ca. Trans.) Maybe you did not believe that social phobia – a phobia is the same as fear of heights and snakes, but that's how it is classified. For people suffering from this phobia is the fear of being in social situations. 6. Social phobia can be generalized and specific. If you cause problems only in public speeches, your diagnosis – specific social phobia. On the other hand, if there are many different social situations that cause you fear, will use the term 'generalized social phobia. " 7. Causes of social phobia in the genes and your environment. Social phobia – the result of biological factors and those around you. If you have a genetic predisposition to social phobia, however, it can not develop when you have a rather favorable environmental factors. In contrast, traumatic social incidents do not lead to social phobia in the absence of genetic predisposition. 8. Social phobia – more than shyness. Perhaps you are interested in what is the difference between them. The difference is that while people are shy and uncomfortable and awkward in social situations, but they do not experience intense fear in anticipation of these events and not try to avoid these situations. In addition, people with social phobia are not necessarily looking confused in some situations they may look ease. 9. Social phobia tends to be undiagnosed and untreated. Less than 25% of people with social phobia are treated. This is due to the fact that social phobia tend reluctant to seek treatment, but also because the doctors social phobia often blamed on the usual shyness. 10. Social phobia is treatable! If you're in for a long time alone trying to cope with social phobia, you may feel that nothing can help. However, medication, psychotherapy or a combination can lead to significant improvement in symptoms. Links: Original article (in English. Lang.): The Top Ten Things You Should Know About Social Anxiety Disorder, By Arlin Cuncic. Original translation is located in – Forum social phobia.

   Feb 19

Italian Marco Simoncelli

The Spanish rider still does not forget the incident that took with the Italian at Le Mans. He believes that forgiveness is not sufficient and considered that it called too late. Jorge Lorenzo also attacked Simoncelli and said he does not believe that he will change. Spanish Dani Pedrosa (Honda) said in Mugello, where this Sunday will be the Grand Prix of Italy, and in relation to the controversy that keeps with Italian Marco Simoncelli (Honda): you can not put the horns to your wife and then say sorry. Frequently Gunnar Peterson has said that publicly. The dispute between the two extends from the past May 15 the transalpine provoke in Le Mans, in the Grand Prix de France, the fall of the Spanish and this broke the collarbone.

After a month and a half and two operations, the pilot of Barcelona returned this week to the world of MotoGP and denied that Simoncelli had asked apologies through a message. This Saturday, the As newspaper published the text of a message from the transalpine to the Swiss telephone in Spanish on 20 may, which Dani denied having received. Asked at a Conference of Press, Pedrosa said: can not act in the way that you act and then, with a message, pretend that the people will understand. While he was at home, I was in the hospital giving me morphine chutes. You can not put the horns to your wife and then say sorry, exemplified the triple world champion, added: if I had called Sunday or Monday the thing had stayed there. On the message said: I’m not saying that not has commanded it, I say that I have not seen any message. I just know that I have not received anything.

Lorenzo also attacks the the world champion of MotoGP, the Spanish Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha), considers, after speaking Friday with Italian Marco Simoncelli (Honda) in Mugello, that it has no intention to change his way of piloting. Simoncelli keeps a polemic with Spaniards Dani Pedrosa (Honda) and Lorenzo, who has sent to the ground in race in the last month and a half. Yesterday, Friday, Lorenzo and Simoncelli kept one conversation after the meeting of the Security Committee of the Championship. In a press conference at Mugello, where held the Grand Prix of Italy, the pilot of Palma de Mallorca said: at first he offered me his hand, I di it is and I accepted his apology, and told me that he felt much of Holland (where threw a week ago in the first round). What I wanted to hear what I said I unto you: that he acknowledge that he was doing something wrong and that it was wrong in most of his actions throughout this year, year past and years of 250 cc., clarified. Lorenzo added: I saw it very dnsiva, always dndiendo your posture. For him, less action from Le Mans with Dani, he didn’t blame. He believes that in Valencia (last year) I had guilt because he went forward and going forward is right but also says that in the action with the Baptist here, in 2009, is Bautista who is to blame when it is Baptist which was going forward, said. It puts a wall dnsivo and says that you don’t need any teacher who teach him to fly. It gave me the feeling that has no intention to change his way of piloting. I speak Italian and Spanish, told me uncle, but we understand the races differently, he said. Source of the news: Pedrosa on Simoncelli: “you can not put the horns to your wife and then say sorry”

   Feb 17

Eating Well

If you have discovered that you are overweight and want to lose the pounds in a short time, do not rush to do so in the gym immediately. While exercise can be beneficial for weight loss, you need to adjust your diet in the first place. If you do not keep a good diet, then the entire exercise in the world won’t help you lose weight and keep it. Below we have compiled a number of tips and tricks to help you get your diet on track. Avoid overeating. It is very common that people, especially women, eat more emotional way. If you are sad or angry, it is easy to eat junk food extra that your body does not really need. It is also common for people to think that you hungry when instead is really just thirsty.

So replace those cravings with water instead of a cookie. Avoid eating out as much as possible. Not only is it expensive, most of the foods you will receive in a restaurant are not very healthy. They can be filled with unnecessary calories that are simply going to add pounds to your waistline. So eat at home with more frequency allows you to know exactly what is happening in your body. Make sure that you are not eating a lot of fats and sugars.

While your body needs to function properly these, not needed much. If your diet contains more fats and sugars that the body can use, the rest going to end being stored as fat for more later. Your body is designed to retain the excess of energy sources for the moments in which food is scarce. Since we are not in a time in which food is scarce, be careful not to let our bodies store too. Be sure of not be eating well into the night. Our bodies go into a kind of hibernation while we are sleeping and most of the functions of our body are slower, which means fewer calories burned. So if you eat late at night, those calories are stored as FAT instead of burning them. Also, make sure that you don’t is this skipping breakfast. It is important to make breakfast your largest day meal, because it’s the first meal. Everything that you eat at breakfast will burn during the day. Therefore, provided you’re not a television addict, you won’t worry about food that it consumes just sitting. Cut as many unhealthy beverages as possible. Sodas and juices can be loaded with sugar that your body does not need. Although a small jolt of energy can give you, received power does not last long and will lead to accidents, so it will feel more tired than it was at the beginning. So that in place you need to drink much water. Your body depends on water to function properly so you need to be sure to drink lots of water if you want to weight loss in the shortest possible time. These steps are just the beginning. If you’re serious about losing kilos in a short time, you should consider consulting with a nutritionist to help you design a healthy diet that works for you. Will also need to add a little exercise in the mix, to have the best results. Now that you have at least a starting point, good luck with your goals of loss of pounds! Gives a twist to your life knows the real method to lose weight in a short time! Click: Secrets for weight loss.

   Feb 13

Gastric Bypass

There is already a new scoring system to predict, so successful, that patient is at increased risk of death to be a bariatric surgery such as gastric bypass. This system is based on five medical factors, and was proposed last year by the Medical Center surgeons at Duke University. To do this, we take into account the patient’s weight, gender, age, blood pressure and the risk of developing a blood clot in the lungs. Doctors who use this system can easily determine if the patient presents risk of dying is low, medium or high. It has been found that patients in high-risk group were six times more likely to die than those in the low risk group and patients in the medium risk group were three times more likely to die. The surgeon Eric DeMaria, Duke Hospital, said that this system is the first to determine the risk of patients who are considering as an option. This system, he said, allows surgeons have specific data can be used in making the decision whether or not the surgery and during the discussion with patients. Also, the system provides standardization of surgical outcomes, making comparisons more meaningful averages.

In a new study, we examined data from patients who had a 4.433 at the University of South Florida, Medical University of South Carolina and a private hospital in Scottsdale, Arizona. In this scoring system, patients with none or one of five medical factors are considered low risk, those with two or three factors are of medium risk and those with four or five of them are considered at greatest risk. Of the 2.166 patients classified in the scoring system as low-risk group, eight died. 2.142 Twenty-six of the patients in the medium-risk group died, and three of the 125 patients in the high risk group. Although patients in the high-risk group represented less than 3% of the total, representing 8% of deaths.

Factors to consider include:? A body mass index greater than 50. On this scale, the measure of body fat based on weight and height of the person and above 30 is considered obese. Male. Men are more likely than women to suffer hypertension, diabetes and metabolic disorders, in addition to the risk of surgery itself. Older age. Patients over 45 years are at high risk of death after bariatric surgery. Hypertension. Patients with hypertension or high blood pressure, regularly have heart problems or chronic inflammation of blood vessels, increasing the risk of surgery. Risk of pulmonary embolism. Patients with pulmonary embolism, a blood clot in the lungs, or are at risk for a stroke are at greater risk of death with surgery. ‘When we talk to patients about bariatric surgery, we can cite national averages in terms of risks, but not very useful when a patient specific sits in front of me, “says DeMaria. “Many doctors and patients see bariatric surgery as an option only when other means to lose weight have failed. However, our system shows that this strategy may need to be reconsidered. ” For patients with high risk, DeMaria said that the best method is to lose some weight before surgery. Alternatively, surgeons can make a series of smaller procedures, and therefore less risky, during that time. In obesity goodbye we have a electronic reference tool that considers the above and can help you decide which weight loss surgery is your best option. This electronic consultation is free and confidential.