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Some substances contained in green tea, called catechins, are effective against some serious ailments. In laboratory experiments on rodents, the catechins in green tea proved to be effective against colesterol. En excessive increase in Japan, where tea is drunk several times a day, statistics show that cancer mortality is considerably lower (both men and women) than in the rest of the world. 254mg of catechins only enough to produce effective results in the bloodstream. A cup of green tea contains from 100 to 150 mg of catechin.
In 1998, Chinese scientists presented a detailed report of studies conducted over six months, indicating that drinking green tea reduced the size of pre-cancerous oral lesions in patients who were treated with the investigation carried infusión.Una out by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed that green tea consumption can help you lose weight by stimulating the body to burn calories and reduce fat Dutch corporal. Científicos found that women who drink more than five cups of green tea a day are less risk of severe arteriosclerosis. In April 1999 a group of experts from the University of Case Western Reserve, Cleveland, USA published a report showing that drinking four or more cups of green tea a day may prevent rheumatoid arthritis and decrease in patients who already suffer. Read the rest of this entry »
Warm water enema
In the case of acute rheumatism, the bowels should be cleaned daily with warm water enema during the first three or four days of juice fasting
Apply heat and warm cloths to the affected parts
Other methods helpful in the treatment of rheumatism are application of heat and hot packs to the affected parts, a hot bath, steam bath, dry friction and a sponge bath
Hot bath of epsom salts
A hot bath of Epsom salts are also beneficial and should be taken twice a week for three months in case of chronic rheumatism and once weekly thereafter. The affected parts should also be bathed twice daily in warm water containing Epsom salts, after which a little olive oil should be applied
Exposure of fresh air and light outdoor exercises
The fresh air, deep breathing and light outdoor exercises are also beneficial
Avoid moisture and cold
The damp and cold should be avoided
In further increasing cancer classification and discovering the molecular characteristics of different sub-classes of tumors, it is possible to develop therapeutic strategies become more specific and therefore more effective.
It is precisely for this purpose as many teams of researchers decided to sequence the genome of a large number of tumors. Some of them began work on a case of glioblastoma, the brain cancer with poor prognosis. Their efforts led to a significant discovery: it is not a homogeneous form of glioblastoma, but four subtypes – molecularly distinct – of the disease.
Moreover, it is apparent that these different forms of the disease do not respond equally to available treatments (radiotherapy and chemotherapy). The discovery could therefore not only lead to the development of new treatments specifically targeted each of the four sub-categories of glioblastoma, but it could also change the current management of patients.
Alcohol Abuse is also using alcohol in a manner prejudicial to the drinker. Such adverse effects may include:
* In a state of helplessness reach (eg can not self home)
* Such stunning way that harms oneself or others (traffic accidents, street violence)
* The development of an addiction (see alcoholism)
A place where common people or too much alcohol is called a binge. From the 19th century, various social initiatives to combat alcohol abuse. These initiatives were a response to the major social problems which were common in those days alcohol abuse. From the various religious groups (see, eg Catholic temperance movement) but also from political groups for their own grassroots initiatives were established. Even today there are many organizations that combat alcoholism.
The discovery of the first AIDS vaccine was discovered 25 years ago. This vaccine is not healed the virus but prevent infection, although their effectiveness was not 100%. In the second analysis of this vaccine, which was made on 24 September this year in Thailand, confirmed that it is still less effective than was said.
The results of this analysis were: RV144 vaccine prevented only 31.2% of cases. The test was 125 people, but only 86 were able to serve because of that some people were injecting less than the doses needed (6) or who were injected when the number is not touched. These people were not all injected doses also participated in the ITT (intent to treat population). In this test the efficacy of the vaccine dropped to 26%.
This news has been very problematic because the information is still lacking to explain experiment. Researchers have promised that by the end of this month they say. However, the explanations are not convincing at all. At Wall Street Journal there have been several complaints about the way to inform the population.
I picked this story because AIDS is a chronic disease that affects many people and there are currently only preventive that this vaccine is ineffective.
Allergy to cow’s milk has considerable negative effects on the family unit, according to findings from an international survey. In addition to addressing the disturbing physical effects of the disease in children (who are vomiting, diarrhea, poor growth and eczema), 70% of parents of children with CMA said that makes them feel guilty and worried and 82% they said has led lack of sleep.
Cow’s milk is the most common cause of food allergy in infants and children, affecting approximately between 2 and 3% of babies internationally. The main symptoms of allergy to cow’s milk are rash , wheezing, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, poor growth (weight gain) and fatigue.
Dr Martin Brueton, advisory member of the advisory committee of “acting against allergy,” retired pediatrician and gastroenterologist at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London, UK, commented: “Having a child with an allergy to cow’s milk can be stressful for parents. Babies with allergy to cow’s milk may experience a range of symptoms, from skin rashes to gastric problems, frequent crying and weight gain problems. Parents feel unprotected and that instinct to give the baby more milk, usually the only source of food for the baby-aggravated, rather than solve the problem. Until the child is properly diagnosed and is provided with a suitable substitute for milk, the effect on parents and the whole family is significant. ” Read the rest of this entry »
Coughing in children is a major concern of parents is one of the most frequent reasons for pediatric emergency consultation, no less that 85% of visits.
It is normal that when our son has a cough go to a doctor, but it is important to recognize the type of cough, whether irritant or phlegm, how and when coughing, if it does so only at night or all day. The information you give the pediatrician is vital for any matching diagnosis.
According to the Spanish Society of Pediatric Pulmonology (SENP), between 6 and 10% of children have chronic cough throughout his childhood. The cough may be due to various causes. In general, it is often a symptom of little significance to which special attention is being paid only in certain cases.
Specialists advise seeing your doctor or pulmonologist when coughing exceeds the average of 10 fits of coughing per day if the cough usually occurs at night, accompanied by the practice of exercise, emotional changes or special sounds, what we know as “whistles”. Read the rest of this entry »
According to the Ministry of Education and Science this year is expected to more than half a million school children can be affected by lice, or what we commonly call “catch lice.” This type of infection, contrary to what one thinks, is not related to the lack of personal hygiene but on the contrary, these insects prefer clean hair and especially those of girls and women. Although there may be itchy if Pediculus humans because they only produce itching in 50% of cases
Improved implementation according to the World Health Organization is permethrin, using wire brush to remove the nits and eggs by passing the hair strand by strand for 20 minutes.
Once the lice are gone should prevent its recurrence, boiling hats and headbands for at least 10 minutes, wash clothes where they could be accommodated and even stuffed animals or objects to keep the same texture in bags up to two weeks after his disappearance.
It is very important to stress the need not manage to prevent louse products they do not have this preventive effect and only increase the resistance, the best preventive measure is thorough and frequent inspection of children’s hair when they are in school term so we can start treatment as there is an infestation. You have to brush your hair with the nit. The drugs are more effective against adult forms of eggs for none (or permethrin 1% to 2% or 1% malathion or lindane to 0.5% are common biocides) has 100% ovicidal activity. To remove any nits fertilized treatment must be repeated at 7-10 days. Read the rest of this entry »
Pharmaceutical Courier this week has brought a special winter diseases, so that not only talk about that infamous Flu. I say famous because their numbers are always monitored by epidemiologists to alert us when there are over 500 incidents per 100,000 populations, which has already passed in some regions.
The passing an influenza not forget your general malaise caused by fever, headache, muscle pain, back pain.. but there are people who mistaken for chill cold or that is identified by sneezing, eye irritation , cough, runny nose, symptoms very similar to cold allergies, mites, fungi and certain pollens of plants that pollinate in the winter.
Another practical explanation I’ve found is that children with bronchiolitis (with recurrences between November and April) unresponsive to drug therapy of asthma is a disease with no cure and where an outbreak takes a week to resolve it causes 25 000 consultations in the emergency, half of which result in revenue.
What is almost an epidemic in December, January and February are the otitis, earache that annoying sometimes accompanied by fever and drainage in addition to the inconvenience of not hearing from that ear for a few days .. I’ve fallen again this year. Finally, the low temperatures make this time made his presence causing gastroenteritis, viral diarrhea called winter and before that, hydration and diet astringent to reduce the frequency of bowel movements. Who has not stuck in the fridge the list of foods that make up the famous soft diet, rice, apples, yogurt, and banana). Read the rest of this entry »
Urbanization and health. These are the two main axes which has turned this year’s World Health Day held Thursday April 7
The reason is to commemorate this date because on that day in 1948 came into force the Constitution of the World Health Assembly, which was signed by 61 countries and thus was formed the World Health Organization (WHO). The aim was to remember how important it is to support people from all over the world in the care and health protection.
“1,000 cities, 1,000 lives” is the slogan that the World Health Organization has chosen for this edition, which recalls that urbanization does not have to be at odds with healthy living. This year, for the first time in history is achieved by the fact that 50% of the population lives in urban areas.
Global objectives of the campaign
The main objectives this year WHO has set the pass to open public spaces to health. Activities in parks, town meetings, campaigns cleaning of the streets closed to traffic are some of the proposals to be developed along these days in different cities around the world.
The personal part will also fit into this initiative, “A thousand lives” will bring together a thousand stories of urban health promoters that developed through their work have made considerable impact on the health of cities.
The development is presented as a public health challenge
Urbanization is an emerging phenomenon, according to recent studies it is expected that population growth over the next 30 years will occur in urban areas, affecting issues such as water, environment, violence and injuries and non communicable diseases communicable diseases and their risk factors such as snuff consumption, unhealthy diet, physical inactivity … and so much more. Read the rest of this entry »