Hearing loss can happen to anyone. The loss could occur, so gradually that an individual may not be even aware of what he or she is missing. However, with the current digital revolution, technology has managed to find its way in the health care management sector. For people with hearing loss, the days of large and cumbersome hearing aids, which required regular adjustments in different environments, could now be in the past.
Are you tired of puffing down tobacco smoke? Do your family and friends always complain that you smell like an ashtray? You do not have to quit smoking – just be creative! And this is where e-cigarettes could be a good way to go. But considering this technology is so new with countless new brands determining what products to buy requires hours of research, asking tons of questions on different forums, and looking through reviews – and even then you might be confused.
This brief guide can help you understand the difference between disposable and rechargeable models and how to choose the best e-cigarettes.
Disposable e-cigarettes are the most popular choice for novices, because you can buy them everywhere from gas stations to pharmacies without extra costs. Full Post…
By Emma Innes
A mother who ballooned to 20 stone was shamed into shedding the pounds after she derailed a miniature train because she was so fat.
Kerry Hill, 30, gorged on pizza and greasy takeaways which saw her pile on the pounds as a teenager.
At her heaviest, she tipped the scales at 20 stone and was a hefty size 24.
Kerry Hill, 30, dropped from 20st to 12st 5lbs after her weight brought a miniature railway to a standstill
The 999 call handler was too embarrassed to go shopping with friends or to celebrate her birthday with a party because she could barely walk. <
Ive had a great run as of late in that Ive had a string of wonderful books that Ive read, studying some of the most impressive men Ive come across. It started with , a wonderful read about one of the greatest success stories in the history of man kind. To follow that up I read, Robert E. Lee on Leadership, a book that opened my eyes to a man that has never been held in such high regard by other strong men, regardless theyre his friends, or his enemies. A man whos been called the greatest general the western world has ever produced . A legend that I will study more, and aim to emulate. Most recently Ive gone back to one of my favorite historical figures and an example of true manliness, Theodore Roosevelt, in the Rise of Theodore Roosevelt.
Theres a longing to bring things back to the way they were. Impossible on the whole, of course, but I understand the sentiment. An
The word prescription has become synonymous with medications that can only be prescribed by a licensed physician In 2014, Im going to do my part to reinvent the use of this word Beginning today and continuing onward for each month of 2014, Im going to prescribe a natural practice that may very well transform your current state of health for the better The more prescriptions you adopt, the more your wellness is likely to improve
The latest volume of Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition describes the potential of the common strawberry to modify risk factors relating to diabetes, heart disease and more The publication explains that strawberries are a rich source of antioxidant phyto- or plant- chemicals, such as anthocyanins, catechins, ellagic acid and quercetin, which affect various biomarkers or pathways related to chronic disease The review primarily cites population studies that draw an inverse association between strawberry consumption and elevated blood sugar, hypertension and systemic inflammation The closing comment in the review makes a plea for further research to define the optimal dose and duration of strawberry intake needed to afford such health benefits Thankfully, a few recently published papers address this very issue
In December, a one month study presented in The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry revealed that eating 500 grams of strawberries about 2 cups daily lowered LDL bad cholesterol by 1372%, triglycerides by 208% and significantly decreased markers of oxidative stress isoprostanes -2790%, serum malondialdehyde -3140% and urinary 8-OHdG -2967% In addition, a reduction in the number of activated platelets was noted and suggests a circulatory benefit Whats also of interest about this particular study is that it was carried out in a group of already healthy volunteers In real world terms this indicates that frequent strawberry use may be useful as a preventive measure against heart disease A separate study involving type 2 diabetics, which utilized a freeze-dried strawberry extract 50 grams/day, equivalent to 500 grams of fresh strawberries, was also published at the end of 2013 The 6 week trial determined that the freeze-dried strawberry powder effectively lowered a long term measure of blood sugar HbA1c, C-reactive protein an inflammatory marker and oxidized LDL cholesterol a risk factor for atherosclerosis This is of particular interest for anyone concerned about fruit, even low glycemic fruits like berries, causing unwelcome elevations in blood sugar
Before adopting my strawberry prescription, please be aware that conventionally grown strawberries often harbor a wide array of pesticide residues This is why I suggest buying organic An added bonus is that organically grown strawberries tend to be higher in antioxidants Finally, if you need one more reason to include more strawberries in your daily diet, consider this: Breaking research from the US Department of Agriculture and the University of California, Davis has found that regularly eating strawberries can support immune function in overweight individuals who are at a higher risk for infection Specifically, dietary strawberries increase the immunological response of T-lymphocytes and monocytes This is all the more reason to keep these delicious, red berries stocked in your refrigerator year round
TUESDAY, Dec. 24 (HealthDay News) — Fortunata Kasege was just 22 years old and several months pregnant when she and her husband came to the United States from Tanzania in 1997. She was hoping to earn a college degree in journalism before returning home.
Because she’d been in the process of moving from Africa to the United States, Kasege had not yet had a prenatal checkup, so she went to a clinic soon after she arrived.
“I was very excited to be in the U.S., but after that long flight, I wanted to know that everything was OK,” she said. “I went to the clinic with mixed emotions — excited about the baby, but worried, too,” but she left the appointment feeling better about the baby and without worries.
That was the last time she’d have such a carefree feeling during her pregnancy.
Soon after her appointment, the clinic asked her to come back in: Her blood test had come back positive for HIV.
You can now read the full transcript of yesterday’s Q&A session on a variety of brain health and fitness topics, from memory improvement to heart rate monitors, exercise, meditation, “Grain Brain,” brain training, and more. A couple of good exchanges: