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Too often Manicure Could Trigger Skin Cancer

Manicure often used as a solution for those who do not want a broken nails and unkempt. But it turns out gel manicure process is used too often can lead to skin cancer.
Manicure“Dose length UV light to dry gel is known to damage skin cells, which is the trigger for the onset of skin cancer,” said a doctor at NYU School of Medicine, Dr. Chris Adigun from Ronald O Perelman Department of Dermatology, as quoted by Fox News, Thursday (7/3/2013)
No one knows the right dose for UV light is used, because the UV light can not be regulated. “LED lights are used in ordinary drying nail polish does not pose a health risk because they do not emit ultraviolet radiation. However, some skin cancers are caused by exposure to certain ultraviolet light,” he wrote in an article in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.
Gel that is used when the manicure is a mediator. If you frequently use, you should be aware of the consequences that occur. Gel manicure makes nails 2 times more durable than just regular nail polish. This gel can also disguise the fragility of the nails and make your nails stronger.
It is recommended to use sunscreen on hand to reduce chemical trauma. “In general manicure will make your nails beautiful in some time, but no one knows what goes on under your nails,” said Dr. Chris.

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10 Things You Should Know About Stretching

Before fitness training, one must give importance to doing warm-up or stretching exercises to prevent accidents or to enhance the output during the training. There are also a number of precautionary measures and tips to serve as guidelines when doing fitness exercises. Here are some of them.
1. To increase your flexibility and to avoid injuries, stretch before and after workout. Almost everyone knows that stretching before workout prevents injuries during the exercises, but only few people know that stretching after workout, when muscles are still warm, can increase flexibility.
2. Hold your stretching position for more than 60 seconds to increase flexibility. While holding your position for 20 seconds is enough for warm ups, holding each position for at least 60 seconds will develop the body’s flexibility.
3. Do not go into a stretching position then immediately return to the relaxed position, and do it repeatedly. This is more appropriately termed as bouncing while in a position. When stretching, hold that position for several seconds, and then slowly relax. You may do this exercise repeatedly this way. Bouncing or forcing yourself into a position during stretching can strain or damage some joints or muscles.
4. Work slowly in increments instead of immediately proceeding to doing the hardest exercise or position.
5. Make sure that you have stretched or warmed up all muscle groups. For some people, even if they have strong bodies, they tend to neglect the neck when working out of stretching. Stretching the neck muscles can be as simple as placing the palm of one’s hand against the front of the head and pushing it. Then, do the same to the sides and the back of the head.
6. Stretch regularly to continually increase your range of movements and your level of flexibility and strength.
7. Workout considering only your capabilities and not of others. Do not force yourself to do exercises that you are not yet capable of just because there are people who can do it. Increase your limits slowly. Listen to your body. There are days when your body may be too tired that you may have to consider reducing your range of motion.
8. Learn to rest. Rest in between sets and stations to make sure that the body has enough time to recover its energy. Also, it is advisable that you don’t work the same muscle groups consecutively for two days. The muscles grow during the period when you rest and not when you are working out.
9. Do aerobic exercises to strengthen your heart. Aerobic exercises are those physical activities that much oxygen for fuel. This includes cardiovascular exercises such as skipping rope, running or swimming.
10. Music may help you when you want to train for longer periods or to increase your intensity. You can use mp3 players, CD players or lightweight am radio receivers for this. Just make sure that you brought your headset with you so you wouldn’t disturb people who don’t prefer music while exercising.
Apart from preventing injuries and increasing one’s limit, it is also said that stretching is good for a tired body and also for a stressed mind and spirit.

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Psychology

Dr. Loren Borud Develops a New Horizon for Women

 
Many women are unhappy with the shape and size of their breasts. They are not able to lead fulfilled lives because of such reasons. In the recent years, implants such as silicone and saline have been steadily used to augment breasts. It is mainly done so that the breasts increase in size. But Dr. Loren Borud has opened up a safer and better path for women. He has introduced SIEF, a modern technology to modify breasts.
SIEF stands for Simultaneous Implant Exchange with Fat and is quickly becoming popular with plastic surgeons and their patients. It is a technique involving recipient site pre expansion followed by autologous fat transplantation. It is effective for women who suffer from recipient soft tissue problems. It can prove beneficial to people who suffer from upper pole thickness, implant malposition, parenchymal thinning and capsular contracture. This procedure is ideal for women who want to remove existing implants.
What are the things that need to be taken care of in SIEF?

  • If you want to undergo a SIEF procedure then you have to follow some pre-requisites. You need to do a baseline three dimensional breast imaging by an expert doctor. This will help him to analyze your breast volume. He will be able to set a target for the size of it. The pre-expansion process is quite simple. The breast is fitted with an external expansion device so that the “target” can be gauged. It takes approximately three weeks to decide on the ideal volume for your breast.
  • Liposuction is a method to suck out fats from your body. This same method is used to squeeze out fat from the abdomen, thighs and flanks. This autologous fat is used as implant exchange against artificial implants like silicone and saline.
  • The next step involves two phases. In the first phase the fat is injected over existing implants. In the second phase the implants are first removed and then the implants are injected. Generally syringes are employed for the injections. The procedure requires vigilance and expertise of doctors like Loren Borud.

 
 

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Personal Safety Around the World

Many people are concerned with personal safety when travelling around the world. Being away from the security of your home or home country it’s natural to feel vulnerable at first, so to a degree it’s understandable. Regardless of what country you will visit, it will soon become clear to you that people are very friendly and they are mostly willing to help in exchange for nothing. It is rare to find hostile locals. The best thing you can do is to use common sense. The thing is that common sense is not common at all!
I have a nice and true tale to tell here. Back in the ’90s my father was travelling in Western China with a group of friends. They all had an argument with the Chinese van driver, who insisted in showing them what he wanted them to see, totally ignoring their wishes… typical of the Chinese regime. So one day they ventured on foot on their own in the middle of nowhere, just admiring the natural beauty of a particular corner of the desert.
Suddenly at a distance and braking the surreal silence that usually surrounds deserts, my father saw a group of about 20 people on horses wearing robes and guns, manically galloping towards them. They looked as if they just came out of a “Lawrence of Arabia” movie scene. Once they reached them, they surrounded them and kept trotting around them in a circle for a few seconds until they stopped. Their personal safety was more than at risk here. They looked intimidating to say the least and they probably didn’t have the best intentions. They sat on their horses staring at the group of defenceless tourists and the two groups stared at each other without saying a word and just waiting for someone in charge to make a decision on what to do.
All of a sudden, before the group leader ordered to slit the tourists’ throats, my father took out of his chest pocket a packet Marlboro cigarettes (the most appreciated cigarettes in any third world country) and offered them a smoke. Suddenly as for magic, the atmosphere changed dramatically and everyone turned friendly and welcoming. That was a situation that could have turned very nasty, given the battle-like attitude with which they arrived, but with a positive attitude everything ended with a nice shake of hands and personal safety was no longer an issue.
Does it matter what passport you carry? Yes, unfortunately it does. As a rule of thumb, keep your documents out of sight, unless asked to produce them and always use a passport wallet; it will hide your nationality to the curious who don’t necessarily need to know where you are from… even though your appearance and body language might give it away. I have been to certain places (not necessarily war zones) where local inhabitants told me – without being asked – that they wouldn’t have been please if I was from a certain country. Unfortunately citizens of certain countries have a harder time around the world, due to their country’s international attitude, but this should not make people stay at home. The important thing is to always show a positive attitude and a big smile; chances are you will get the same back. Positive attitude (just like negative attitude) is very contagious and mostly you will find that whatever you give you will get back. I am lucky enough to have two passports, as I have dual nationality (Italian and British). So depending on the country I am visiting, I can choose which passport to use. For instance when visiting India, because of historical reasons, I will not use my British passport, if anything not to be charged for a visa, which as an Italian I would not need. This is perfectly legal and unless asked, I will not say that I am a British citizen at all.
In every country in the world, regardless how small and insignificant it is, people feel they are the most important around and that their ways are the best. They mostly think that your country is wrong and your culture needs some fixing up. Let them, this is only human nature. You are just about the same, if you haven’t traveled enough.
Should you carry a weapon? The answer is and will always be NO! I’ve met a few people in the past that travelled with a concealed gun. Many countries around the world made it illegal to carry a firearm and by all means, you as a traveller should respect local rules; if anything else, to stay out of trouble. Your rules do not apply in a foreign country. A gun is hardly useful anyway. When you carry a gun you better be prepared to use it, or you might get shot when pulling it out. My advice is simply “don’t”. A person (regardless if they are tourists) discovered with a gun, is in for some serious trouble in most countries. For example in the United Kingdom there is a 5 years prison sentence, regardless if you used it or not. Just the act of carrying a gun is illegal. Actually in the UK it is illegal to carry even a stunt gun or a pepper spray, because they could be used as offensive weapons. The reason behind this is that if everyone is prohibited to carry weapons, then there is a lesser chance of anyone using them. In the UK even the Police do not usually carry firearms, that’s why they are so serious about any other people carrying them. This is the way they like it and you as a tourist MUST respect this.
This has nothing to do with freedom, I feel very safe knowing that most people out there do not have a gun, while when travelling in countries like the USA I feel extremely vulnerable knowing that anyone around me could be carrying a lethal weapon, including not so exemplary citizens. When I lived in the USA as a student, twice I had witnessed young students pulling out a gun in a student’s environment. This doesn’t make me feel safe at all. In the city of Kennesaw, Georgia, United States it is illegal to go around without a gun. The law states that every citizen must own a gun… if you are found without one, you will get a fine. This peculiar attitude is unusual pretty much anywhere else in the world. When visiting a foreign country you must remember first of all that you are visiting somebody else’s home and like it or not you must respect their rules, religion, habits and culture. You will find that by doing so life will be much more pleasant. Remember that YOU are going to their home, they didn’t come to you… and if they did, you would expect them to respect your culture, so do the same.

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Alcoholism Disease and Alcoholism Physical Symptoms

Alcoholism disease and alcoholism physical symptoms should be understood if there’s a concern about alcohol abuse. Alcoholism disease can be defined as a drug addiction where alcohol consumption is at a level that interferes with the person’s physical and mental health and negatively impacts family, social or work responsibilities.
Because alcohol consumption can involve many organs in the body, long-term heavy drinking puts a person at risk for developing serious health conditions and illnesses. While each of the health conditions listed below can exist for reasons unrelated to alcoholism disease, certain conditions and alcoholism physical symptoms may be indications that alcohol abuse exists and is affecting the health of the person.
Here are examples of health conditions and related alcoholism physical symptoms that may indicate alcoholism disease:
o Liver Inflammation – alcoholism physical symptoms for liver inflammation include abnormal yellowing of the skin, eyeballs and urine, fever and abdominal pain. Since alcohol destroys liver cells and the ability of the liver to regenerate new cells, long term abuse of alcohol can lead to cirrhosis of the liver.
o Cirrhosis of the Liver – symptoms of cirrhosis or scarring of the liver tissue can be tiredness or even exhaustion, nausea, loss of sex drive and appetite loss leading to weight loss.
o Malnutrition – a common alcoholism physical symptom is malnutrition. While the symptoms will vary with the specific malnutrition-related disorder, general symptoms include dizziness, tireness, unexplained weight loss and reduced immune system function.
o High Blood Pressure – high blood pressure symptoms include dizziness, headache, blurred vision and nausea. And the American Heart Association advises that excessive alcohol consumption can raise levels of triglycerides in the blood and related increased risk of heart attacks and strokes.
o Pancreaitis – long term heavy drinking can result in the development of inflammation of the pancreas which is called ‘pancreatitis’. The pancreas are needed for food digestion, and pancreaitis symptoms include severe abdominal pain and weight loss.
o Erectile Dysfunction – alcoholism disease will likely affect a man in the bedroom. Heavy drinking can cause sexual dysfunction, meaning the man may have difficulty getting an erection. And the likelihood of alcohol-related erectile dysfunction occurring increases as a man gets older.
o Insomnia – the connection between sleep problems and disturbances and alcohol abuse has been proven by numerous studies. Alcohol in the body can interfere with getting to sleep and with enjoying deep, restful sleep. In fact, insomnia may continue for weeks or months after alcohol abstinance.
Additional long term alcoholism disease health effects include damage to the brain, nerve damage, bleeding in the esophagus and depression. Alcohol consumption can increase the breast cancer risk in women undergoing hormone replacement therapy, according to the National Cancer Institute. Alcoholic beverages are considered cancer-causing by the US Department of Health and Human Services.
Important note — all of the conditions listed above may be due to reasons other than alcoholism disease and must not be considered conditions that should be self-diagnosed. Most of these conditions can become life-threatening and should only be diagnosed by qualified health care professionals.

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Most Canned Food Consumption Risk Kidney risking

The food is packed in cans, as canned soups are a quick and easy option to tackle hunger in the middle of the night. However, too many canned foods has been linked to kidney problems.
According to a new study published in the journal Kidney International, the chemicals used to produce the layers of canned food can harm the kidneys. It also can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease at the same time.
The study was conducted by analyzing urine samples from 667 children between the ages of 6 to 19 years. Researchers wanted to compare the levels of bisphenol A (BPA), which is used to make epoxy coatings on food cans with high levels of a protein called albumin.
Too much albumin in the urine indicate a kidney problem is a precursor to chronic kidney disease and heart disease.
Researchers found that children who had the highest levels of BPA in the body, it also has high levels of albumin in the urine. This condition is most commonly found in children who are overweight and fond of eating canned food.
Actually, if a person is healthy kidney, albumin will not leak into the urine. But animal studies have shown that BPA can cause oxidative stress in kidney tissue and the abnormal increase levels of albumin in the urine.
“Unfortunately, the damage to the kidneys can affect other organs such as the heart, since renal function is crucial,” said Howard Trachtman, MD, lead author of the study who is a clinical professor of pediatrics at New York University School of Medicine, as reported by prevention, Wednesday (01/30/2013).
Albumin is also a biomarker for endothelial dysfunction, a condition in which the lining of the blood vessels can not be widened to the optimum. This can increase your risk of stroke, diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease.
Although the study was conducted on children and adolescents, previous studies have shown that BPA has a similar effect on the level of albumin adults. Avoid canned foods to prevent high-level exposure to BPA. Choose fresh food products and buy products in cartons or glass jars instead.

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The Cheapest Kind of Health Insurance

“Cheap Health Insurance” Is there really such a thing? Yes there is! When compared to all other types of health insurance, there is one type that really does cost less than all the rest. This type of health insurance is a high deductible health insurance plan. And this is what a high deductible insurance plan basically is:
High Deductible
Individual and Family Health Insurance
Plans
HDHPs or High Deductible Health Plans have become increasing popular as Americans look for ways to cut their health insurance costs. The always increasing cost of health care has prompted major insurance companies to offer alternative types of health insurance. One such plan that has hit it’s mark is the (HDHP) High Deductible Health Plan.
The main idea behind this type of health insurance plan is to place more financial responsibility on the person insured. For instance, a person with a $2000 deductible plan, would be responsible for the first $2000 in medical costs per calendar year. After a person has reached their deductible amount, the insurance company pays for all remaining medical costs up to the policy maximum.
With this type plan, you can reduce your monthly premiums dramatically. Some people get rates as low as 20%, 30% even 50% less than conventional types of health insurance. Depending on your current health situation, this may, or may not be the plan for you. When researching health insurance options, be sure to look at a high deductible health plan, and the savings it can offer.
High Deductible Health Insurance Quotes
Because almost all major insurance companies have made their medical plans available online, you can go shopping for health insurance any time, night or day, and find high deductible individual and family health insurance quotes in a matter of minutes.

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Efficacy chili Very Helpful

As long as we think it might be the most important source of vitamin C found in citrus fruits. The content of vitamin C in fact most populous in the chili. Even vitamin C in a chili sauce more than one citrus fruit.
Benefit chili efficacy:
Chili is one of the types of foods that are rich in nutrients. Cayenne pepper has many levels of vitamin C and beta-carotene, higher than fruits like orange, pineapple, mango, and watermelon. Even the mineral content in the chili, particularly calcium and phosphorus, beat fresh fish. But the vitamin C of green peppers richer than cayenne pepper.

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Effect Alcohol On The Blood

Dr. Richardson, in his lectures on alcohol, given both in England and America, speaking of the action of this substance on the blood after passing from the stomach, says:
“Suppose, then, a certain measure of alcohol be taken into the stomach, it will be absorbed there, but, previous to absorption, it will have to undergo a proper degree of dilution with water, for there is this peculiarity respecting alcohol when it is separated by an animal membrane from a watery fluid like the blood, that it will not pass through the membrane until it has become charged, to a given point of dilution, with water. It is itself, in fact, so greedy for water, it will pick it up from watery textures, and deprive them of it until, by its saturation, its power of reception is exhausted , after which it will diffuse into the current of circulating fluid.”
It is this power of absorbing water from every texture with which alcoholic spirits comes in contact, that creates the burning thirst of those who freely indulge in its use. Its effect, when it reaches the circulation, is thus described by Dr. Richardson:
“As it passes through the circulation of the lungs it is exposed to the air, and some little of it, raised into vapor by the natural heat, is thrown off in expiration. If the quantity of it be large, this loss may be considerable, and the odor of the spirit may be detected in the expired breath. If the quantity be small, the loss will be comparatively little, as the spirit will be held in solution by the water in the blood. After it has passed through the lungs, and has been driven by the left heart over the arterial circuit, it passes into what is called the minute circulation, or the structural circulation of the organism. The arteries here extend into very small vessels, which are called arterioles, and from these infinitely small vessels spring the equally minute radicals or roots of the veins, which are ultimately to become the great rivers bearing the blood back to the heart. In its passage through this minute circulation the alcohol finds its way to every organ. To this brain, to these muscles, to these secreting or excreting organs, nay, even into this bony structure itself, it moves with the blood. In some of these parts which are not excreting, it remains for a time diffused, and in those parts where there is a large percentage of water, it remains longer than in other parts. From some organs which have an open tube for conveying fluids away, as the liver and kidneys, it is thrown out or eliminated, and in this way a portion of it is ultimately removed from the body. The rest passing round and round with the circulation, is probably decomposed and carried off in new forms of matter.
“When we know the course which the alcohol takes in its passage through the body, from the period of its absorption to that of its elimination, we are the better able to judge what physical changes it induces in the different organs and structures with which it comes in contact. It first reaches the blood; but, as a rule, the quantity of it that enters is insufficient to produce any material effect on that fluid. If, however, the dose taken be poisonous or semi-poisonous, then even the blood, rich as it is in water and it contains seven hundred and ninety parts in a thousand is affected. The alcohol is diffused through this water, and there it comes in contact with the other constituent parts, with the fibrine, that plastic substance which, when blood is drawn, clots and coagulates, and which is present in the proportion of from two to three parts in a thousand; with the albumen which exists in the proportion of seventy parts; with the salts which yield about ten parts; with the fatty matters; and lastly, with those minute, round bodies which float in myriads in the blood (which were discovered by the Dutch philosopher, Leuwenhock, as one of the first results of microscopical observation, about the middle of the seventeenth century), and which are called the blood globules or corpuscles. These last-named bodies are, in fact, cells; their discs, when natural, have a smooth outline, they are depressed in the centre, and they are red in color; the color of the blood being derived from them. We have discovered that there exist other corpuscles or cells in the blood in much smaller quantity, which are called white cells, and these different cells float in the blood-stream within the vessels. The red take the centre of the stream; the white lie externally near the sides of the vessels, moving less quickly. Our business is mainly with the red corpuscles. They perform the most important functions in the economy; they absorb, in great part, the oxygen which we inhale in breathing, and carry it to the extreme tissues of the body; they absorb, in great part, the carbonic acid gas which is produced in the combustion of the body in the extreme tissues, and bring that gas back to the lungs to be exchanged for oxygen there; in short, they are the vital instruments of the circulation.
“With all these parts of the blood, with the water, fibrine, albumen, salts, fatty matter and corpuscles, the alcohol comes in contact when it enters the blood, and, if it be in sufficient quantity, it produces disturbing action. I have watched this disturbance very carefully on the blood corpuscles; for, in some animals we can see these floating along during life, and we can also observe them from men who are under the effects of alcohol, by removing a speck of blood, and examining it with the microscope. The action of the alcohol, when it is observable, is varied. It may cause the corpuscles to run too closely together, and to adhere in rolls; it may modify their outline, making the clear-defined, smooth, outer edge irregular or crenate, or even starlike; it may change the round corpuscle into the oval form, or, in very extreme cases, it may produce what I may call a truncated form of corpuscles, in which the change is so great that if we did not trace it through all its stages, we should be puzzled to know whether the object looked at were indeed a blood-cell. All these changes are due to the action of the spirit upon the water contained in the corpuscles; upon the capacity of the spirit to extract water from them. During every stage of modification of corpuscles thus described, their function to absorb and fix gases is impaired, and when the aggregation of the cells, in masses, is great, other difficulties arise, for the cells, united together, pass less easily than they should through the minute vessels of the lungs and of the general circulation, and impede the current, by which local injury is produced.
“A further action upon the blood, instituted by alcohol in excess, is upon the fibrine or the plastic colloidal matter. On this the spirit may act in two different ways, according to the degree in which it affects the water that holds the fibrine in solution. It may fix the water with the fibrine, and thus destroy the power of coagulation; or it may extract the water so determinately as to produce coagulation.”
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Boomer Health and Well-Being

Baby Boomers have a reputation of “pushing the envelope.” As they age and the oldest of the Boomers are now in their 60s, they’re pushing the healthcare system to put a more serious focus on getting better care, as well as wellness and prevention. In fact, by 2029, the 65 and older population will nearly triple. Additionally, projections are that six out of ten Boomers will have more than one chronic health condition that requires medical intervention.