Make Children Eat Veggies

Make Children Eat Veggies

Is it possible to cajole children into eating vegetables without getting your hackles rise first? Serious job, that, but boffins reveal it can be made much easier if feeding kids with greens begins at the earliest stages of pregnancy.

Philadelphian scientists from Monell Chemical Senses Center came up with the discovery that babies form their food preferences while they are in the womb. The study that was published in the Pediatrics journal shows that flavors are transferred from the mother to the fetus in the amniotic fluid.

Lead researcher Julie Mennella explained to NPR News that a number of flavors were proven to find their way to the baby via the amniotic fluid or breast milk, among them garlic, mint, vanilla, anise and carrot.

Experiments were conducted in which women were given garlic capsules and sugar capsules before they had their amniotic fluid sampled routinely. Then researchers gave the samples to people to smell – and the flavor of garlic proved to be easily recognizable. So these smells are carried to the babies in the womb who certainly taste them since small accounts for 90% of taste.

The next stage was to establish whether the children retain memories of the tastes they were exposed to. For this three groups of pregnant women were made up, one group drinking carrot juice daily while they were pregnant, members of the second group taking juice while they were breastfeeding, and the third group took no carrot at all.

As soon as their children could eat solid food, researchers offered them portions of cereal made with and without carrot juice. Those babies who had already been acquainted with carrot flavor via breast milk or the amniotic fluid showed definite preference for carroty cereal.

Therefore it’s highly natural that children begin to get accustomed to foods and tastes they are likely to get when eating together with their parents later from the earliest time possible.

Linda Bartoshuk, taste researcher at the University of Florida, is one of those scientists who are deeply interested in Dr. Mennella and her team’s findings.

In her interview to NPR News she said these results go a long way towards the possibility of building up children’s health from the very beginning. Exposing a baby to healthy flavors – carrots, broccoli, lima beans and the like – while in the womb may be a sure way to set most salubrious food priorities for the whole life, she said.

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Pregnant Woman Was Told by Doctors She Had Miscarried

Pregnant Woman Miscarried

Chelsea Muff will never forget how she was bearing her third baby. Nobody would, if they were first told they had miscarried and booked for the operation and in two weeks learned they were still with a baby. And Chelsea Muff has only herself to thank for saving the life of the fetus. She is now in her third month and feeling dizzy and stunned after what she had gone through.

When the 32-year-old mother of two children was scanned at Bradford Royal Infirmary she was told that she had had a miscarriage, upon which doctors gave her tablets that were to stimulate immediate labor. She was also booked for an operation in two weeks’ time.

Miss Muff felt so carried off her feet by the announcement that she found it hard to take it in. While she was coming to terms with her alleged miscarriage she decided not to take the tablets.

When the time for the operation came she was still numbed and realized she wouldn’t be able to face it. Instead of turning up for the operation she called the Infirmary and made arrangements for another scan, not telling them that she hadn’t been operated on.

What’s more, she was still displaying many symptoms of being pregnant and kept on gaining weight; so she thought she might as well take another chance of clearing up the situation.

Meanwhile Miss Muff read up on the subject and discovered that all the women who miscarried had internal scans, whereas she hadn’t. She made up her mind to have a second scan made and an internal one afterwards. But there was no need for it – her second scan revealed that her baby was alive and well!

The unfortunate mother says she is very happy to have kept the child, but she can’t shake off misgivings – “If they made a mistake the first time they could make another one and maybe got the second scan wrong,” she shares. “I am quite disgusted by the way the hospital have dealt with it.” She had no calls from the hospital to ensure of her well-being and see her through the ordeal.

Now Miss Muff takes it very carefully and spares herself any strain, but she is overwrought.

According to a spokesman for Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Miss Muff’s case is being investigated by the hospital. The Foundation Trust voiced its sympathy for the confused woman and is going to check up on the progress of her pregnancy and discuss the hurtful issues she had encountered.

Miss Muff’s two previous children are Corey, 14, and Destiny, 11.

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Cow Milk to Infants

Cow Milk to Infants

Nutritionists warn that one should not give cow milk to infants because it is too salty for them. Cow milk contains 4 times more salt than breast milk.

Attention, young mothers! It is better not to give cow milk to babies till the age of 12 months! In comparison, the content of salt in breast milk is 15 mg per 100 ml, while cow milk has 55 mg per 100 ml. If your infant drinks about 750 ml of cow milk a day, it will receive 385 mg of salt, and that is almost half the maximum daily salt intake recommended for the infants under one year.

Accordingly, the researchers advise to reduce the amount of salt in other foods for the infants that drink cow milk instead of breastfeeding.

In general, the nutritionists from Bristol University, who have discovered how salty cow milk formula is, claim that consuming too much salt can lead to health problems in children. A large amount of salt in the diet increases blood pressure and causes kidney disorders.

The scientists advise mothers to give their children breast milk or special mixtures, but not cow milk!

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Prince William and Kate Middleton as Dolls

Kate Middleton as Dolls

Princess Catherine and Prince William have entered the world of dolls via the efforts of British toy company Arklu which created the toy images of the royal couple commemorating their wedding in April. The dolls were exhibited to the world Thursday at London’s Hamleys toy store.

The Princess Catherine doll, described as “a sweet and lovely child-like version,” is wearing the famous Sarah Burton and Alexander McQueen wedding dress made with a signature care for details. The outfit is completed with a tiara, a lace-trimmed veil and shoes. She has earrings, rings, and is holding a bouquet. Her blue knickers carry the designer’s ribbons.

Prince William, with a cap under his arm, is notable for somewhat striking pink socks and W-stamped shoes in accordance with reports to the effect that he marks his shoes so that he won’t mix them up with his brother’s.

The boxed wedding set is priced at $165, you can get a single Catherine doll for $83 but you can’t get a single William. Arklu intends to give $1.65 from every doll bought to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.

Leaving aside the fact that Middleton is officially known as Duchess of Cambridge and not Princess Catherine (the latter sure sounds better in the doll world!), the dolls’ heads look definitely larger than they ought to be, and their fixed smiles may be found by some not very appealing. Arklu insists, though, that the dolls are recognizable and may be referred to as “delightfully kitsch.”

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Coco Chanel Collaborated with Nazis

Coco Chanel Collaborated with Nazis

There has always been evidence of the iconic French designer Coco Chanel’s collaboration with the Nazis during the World War II, and now it all came together in a book that came on sale on Tuesday.

The book, written by Hal Vaughan and entitled “Sleeping with the Enemy: Coco Chanel’s Secret War,” lays down the designer’s heretofore hidden part of life at the time when France was occupied by the Germans.

Not only was Chanel sharing a bed with a Nazi spy Baron Hans Gunther von Dincklage, but also was engaged in spying. Her wartime lover was in Paris with the task of supervising a spy ring in France and in the Mediterranean area and was in constant touch with propaganda minister Goebbels, Germany’s second man after Hitler.

Vaughan’s book traces Chanel’s life from becoming a spy for the German intelligence organization Abwehr through her various missions to the end of the war when she managed to escape being arrested. Like many other high-standing Frenchmen who were unmasked as German collaborators, Chanel is revealed as a fervent anti-Semitist.

When the war was over, Chanel, an orphan since the time she was 12 and a pioneering designer, went to Switzerland and returned to Paris 9 years later to continue her designer career. No charges were ever brought against her.

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Women Are More Prone to Excess Weight

Women Are More Prone to Excess Weight

American scientists from New York University have found out why women from Europe are 97% more likely to be overweight than the women of Asian descent. The group leader, Professor Mark Morrison, says that the body of European women needs high-calorie food and alcohol at the genetic level.During the experiment, the scientists asked the representatives of the fair sex to enlist their food preferences for a week, so that the list would not be changed within two months.

It turned out that the menu of the women of European descent consisted of fatty foods and alcohol. The authors of the study are confident that the traditional way of choosing dishes can be attributed to climate which has a great influence on the body. The fact is that European citizens are aware of the harsh climate at the genetic level, and get ready to bear it easier with the help of fatty foods and alcohol. In the course of research, the experts have identified a group of genes in the body of Europeans which practically does not occur among people from Asia.

These genes are responsible for choosing the taste of any food. The results of the research explain eating habits. For example, European cuisine is dominated by the food which is much more caloric than Asian dishes. In addition, the researchers have noted that culinary preferences of European ladies of the younger age are significantly different in terms of caloric content and ingredients from the choice of the representatives of the older generation. Their list was dominated by the products with the lower amount of calories: fish, fruit and vegetables.

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Spider’s Used in Medicine

Spider’s Used in Medicine

The scientists decided to use the new material based on spider silk as the basis for growing skin cells. The innovation will be used in plastic surgery – for the treatment of burns in particular.

The material was developed by the engineers of plastic and reconstructive surgery at the Medical School of Hannover in Germany. The new material based on silk is five times stronger than collagen and has a network structure, which can grow skin cells.

Hana Wendt, one of the authors of the study, claims that “spider silk has amazing mechanical peculiarities which cannot be invented by a human being.”

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Still Continuing problem with Diabetes

Health & Fitness Tips: Diabetes is a Chronic Disease characterized by elevated levels of blood sugar
Complications of uncontrolled diabetes:
  • Hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis).

  • Damage to the kidneys, nerves and eyes.

  • Erectile dysfunction.

  • High Cholesterol.

  • High Blood Pressure.

  • Infections of the urinary tract or skin.

  • Stroke.

  • Peripheral vascular disease.

However, good blood glucose control can help prevent these complications.

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Bridget Jones 3 to Cast Renee Zellweger



Bridget Jones is all right, going strong, and getting primed up for the next installment of her story. Yes, Working Title Films and the producer of both 2001 Bridget Jones’s Diary and 2004 The Edge of Reason flicks have officially announced that Bridget Jones’s Diary 3 is on the schedule with Renee Zellweger starring.

Zellweger, who ten years ago got her nomination for the Academy Award for best Actress for her portrayal of the protagonist, will have to put on some flesh again and hone her British accent, whereas there is no word yet whether Hugh Grant and Colin Firth will also be on the cast.

The original film was an adaptation of Helen Fielding’s eponymous novel that The Guardian named as one of the books best defining the 20th century.

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Pig Skin Made Breast Restoration Possible



The doctors have restored the breast of the 23-year-old patient, having transplanted pig skin. Jade Ryan survived breast cancer, which caused a series of radiation therapy, chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, and eventually the surgery aimed at removing her left breast.

Most often, doctors perform breast restoration using implants, as well as skin and fat tissue, taken from the abdomen, buttocks, and back. Despite the effectiveness of traditional methods, the patients are often dissatisfied with the result – the new breast is very different from their own.

In addition, the use of implants requires tissue and skin to fix and conceal the implants. But the skin was removed with mastectomy, and it was decided upon transplanting pig skin that would be able to act like the internal bra.

This transplanting was called “Strattice graft”. For it to be conducted, the scientists must first of all remove animal cells from the pig skin to avoid rejection. Secondly, the lower part of the pectoral muscle is separated from the ribs, and the pig skin (which looks like thick rice-paper) is attached to the bottom of the muscle. The next step is inserting the implant and stretching the muscle and the pigskin to completely cover the implant.

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Baby’s Gender at 7th Week



There exists a relatively simple and astonishingly accurate gender-detecting blood test for those expectant parents who are eager to know if they are going to have a boy or a girl, a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association reveals.

The test has been around for several years, easily purchased online, although doctors mostly refrain from offering it. A recent research has shown that the test, to be taken at about the seventh week of pregnancy, is really highly reliable.

Starting from the seventh week the presence of tiny male sex chromosome particles in the mother’s blood is detected which indicates that the mother is pregnant with a baby boy. The method is known as cell-free fetal DNA and costs in the vicinity of £250. In Europe it is available in many hospitals, but not in the United States for the time being, so Americans can only order it online.

In a series of researches, Dr. Diana Bianchi and her colleagues from the Tufts University School of Medicine went through over 6,500 cases and compiled the results of more than 50 previous studies. Their statistics show that the test is 98.8 per cent trustworthy when it is a boy and 94.8 per cent trustworthy in case of a girl. It is far more accurate than the current non-invasive ultrasound test for which parents have to wait for three months into the pregnancy.

The researchers pointed out that the cell-free fetal DNA can be particularly useful to establish the sex of the child for families in which hemophilia and other sex-linked genetic disorders run. Boys being especially vulnerable to such diseases, should the mother know in good time that she is bearing a girl, she could do away with some diagnostic procedures like amniocentesis that might interfere with the natural processes of pregnancy.

Dr. Bianchi stated in the article that the use of the test could render unnecessary some gender-stipulated invasive procedures in which doctors take samples of the fluid around the fetus; these procedures carry a small risk of miscarriage. ‘What they are finding in England is that many women are not going on to have the invasive tests,’ Dr. Bianchi writes.

The problems envisaged in connection with the test are that its results could induce some parents to terminate a pregnancy upon knowing they are going to have a baby of the wrong sex. “Gender is not a disease,” reminds Dr. Mary Rosser from the Montefiore Medical Center, NYC, commenting on possible repercussions. She said the very accuracy of the cell-free fetal DNA may increase the cases when parents will be using it unethically – to determine gender with a possible termination of the pregnancy in mind in attempts to have a child of a certain sex.

Dr. Bianchi admitted to owning stock in Verinata Health, a private company that is engaged in Down syndrome targeted use of cell-free fetal DNA tests.

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Muscular Dystrophy Can Be Treated



That is the way the doctors have called a new invention that helps to cure muscular dystrophy. This is a hereditary disease which leads to muscle atrophy. People with this disorder also suffer from cardiovascular, osteo-articular, and mental illnesses. Patients with Duchenne dystrophy have their dystrophin protein damaged.

The drug, called “scalpel“, has already been tested by 19 children. The study has shown that the medication helps to remove the damage and restore the production of dystrophin.

Duchenne dystrophy affects one in 3,500 babies. When the baby starts to grow up, its muscles do not get strengthened, but are exhausted instead. And by the age of 10 years, the child is forced to use a wheelchair.

Professor Francesco Muntoni, the leader of the experiment, confirms the success of the operation saying that the production of dystrophin has been restored in seven out of 19 children. However, they all received the largest dose. The best result the doctors have achieved was 20% of the normal rate of dystrophin. However, there is a problem. The researchers have developed “scalpel” relying on a certain mutation, so it will help not all, but only 13% of patients.

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Tooth Health Helps Get Pregnant



The Australian scientists have found that the girls, who are planning to get pregnant, must be especially careful maintaining oral hygiene in order to increase the likelihood of successful conception.

According to the results of a series of recent studies, problems with teeth and gums can have a negative impact on female fertility. Thus, the women who had gum diseases required on average two more months to get pregnant than the girls who did not have such problems.

The experiment conducted by the scientists from the University of Western Australia, in Perth, shows that it took the ladies, who were brushing their teeth and using dental floss regularly, approximately five months for the conception, while those women who were not so careful in following the rules of oral hygiene needed about seven months to get pregnant. According to Professor Roger Hart, the leading author of the study, it proves that the women who want to become mothers, should necessarily consult their dentist.

The doctors explain the connection between women’s tooth health and their fertility by the fact that periodontal disease leads to the accumulation of a huge number of different pathogens in the mouth. These pathogens cause bad breath and may spread all over the body due to bleeding gums. As a result, other inflammatory reactions may start, and that will have a negative impact on the process of implantation of the embryo in the uterus.

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Chewing Promotes Weight Loss



The scientists from Harbin Medical University have found that chewing is better than talking. It has been proved by an experiment involving volunteers who were supposed to chew each bite 40 times. It turned out that it allowed to absorb 12% less calories.

The theory that the longer you chew, the less likely you are to overeat is not new. Many scholars have claimed that a leisurely lunch gives the brain more time to get the signal that the stomach is already full. It also reduces the level of ghrelin, the hunger hormone.

The doctors from Harbin have tested their theory on 16 slender people and 14 obese volunteers. It turns out there is a difference in how obese and slender people chew. Despite the fact that overweight people were chewing at the same speed as those who were slender, they swallowed the food faster.

The next experiment involved the volunteers who were again given portions of pie: they were asked to chew well, first 15 times, and then 40 times. When the people were chewing longer, they consumed 12% less calories, regardless of their weight.

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Health Tips to Assess Back Pain in Children

Health & Fitness Tips: If your child has back pain, it is more likely than in adults to signal an underlying health problem.

Tips to avoid Back pain in Children:
  • Losing weight or running a fever.

  • Complaining of numbness or weakness.

  • Having difficulty walking.

  • Having pain that extends from the back down one or both of the legs.

  • Having bladder- or bowel-control issues.

  • Having pain that prevents the child from sleeping.


Related Health Sites: Pharmacyproductinfo, Pharmacy News.
 

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    Woman Loses 150 lbs Not to Embarrass Her Daughter



    Children can change our lives in more ways than one, and NHS manager Sue Thompson from Chester-le-Street, Durham, knows it better than anybody – she dropped 150 lbs in over a year because her daughter was approaching an age when she might care about her mother’s looks.Jess Thompson was turning 14 when her 38-year-old mother grew acutely aware of her 27-stone weight and her 32-size clothes. Jess never voiced her displeasure, but Sue was burning with shame notwithstanding. Besides, she was having problems known to every obese person – she couldn’t walk upstairs without getting winded so badly that she was sure she wouldn’t make it to an old age.

    But most of all the NHS manager was afraid that her slim daughter might pick up her eating habits. Mrs. Thompson went for Chinese takeaways heavily, used to put down some crisp sandwiches while she was waiting for dinner and could easily empty a family size bag of chocolates as a dessert treat for the evening.

    Her obesity had made her extremely self-conscious; “in my head everyone was staring at me and judging me for being so fat,” Mrs. Thompson confessed. Picking up her daughter after school became a torture, because she kept thinking that other parents pitied Jess for having such an outsized mom who was certain to be bad to her.

    She had stopped going out for entertainment long ago – “I would have never dared go anywhere” – though she used to love places with music and horse-riding. She admitted she wouldn’t have taken a fairground ride for fear of being unable to squeeze her bulk onto a seat.

    Finally, making up her mind not to be an embarrassment for her daughter and husband Shaun, a 42-year-old engineer for EDF, any longer, she took a plunge and joined the Slimming World in March 2010 without telling anybody.

    Now, 16 months later, Mrs. Thompson is 150 lbs and 7 dress sizes less, and her family is immensely proud of her! “I’ve never seen her so happy,” said her daughter when they were photographed both standing in her mother’s old trousers that once had been a tight fit.

    The happy mother, who had been overweight since her school days, is often out and about the town with her family and thinks of going abroad for her vacation. She enjoys the fun time with her daughter with whom she has grown much closer than before.

    Her other plans include opening a Slimming World group of her own to help other people see just how much they can change their lives by losing excessive weight.

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    Gender Equality Provided in Childhood



    The representatives of preschool education sphere in Sweden concluded that addressing children with pronouns he or she, that emphasize gender differences, can be viewed as gender discrimination and should be abolished.

    According to the supporters of the initiative, similar changes in the education system will help to instil into children the respect to the opposite sex, and ensure gender equality in future.

    Lotta Rajalin, the director of a preschool educational establishment in Stockholm and a participant of the program, which had already started, said that her colleagues and she use gender-neutral language when speaking to children. For example, it concerns talking about doctors, teachers, police officers, electricians etc. As professionals see it, it helps children to think more broadly and do not imagine, for example, a police officer only as a man.

    One of the main reasons for starting this program was that, as the experts noted, modern society often imposes misconceptions on girls and boys about their roles and behavior. Thus, it is assumed that young ladies should be gentle and modest, while boys are allowed to be not only courageous, but even rude. According to one of the teachers, Jenny Johnson, a change in the pre-school education will help children not only to choose freely what they really want to be, but will also lead to a more tolerant attitude in society to the representatives of a non-traditional sexual orientation.

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    Elite Sperm Bank Helps Find a Stylish Donor



    The women wishing to get pregnant with the help of a donor can choose a candidate based not only on his physical abilities. Now, the questionnaires of some clinics indicate the descriction of a person’s style, such as “the image of a rock star,” or “a fan of the English style,” “introspective, relaxed, and having a clear style.”

    The idea of such a database belongs to London Sperm Clinic. In addition to a detailed description of the appearance of the donor, the questionnaires contain the information about one’s personal qualities and hobbies. When delivering their biomaterial to the Bank, the donors fill out a questionnaire and write a brief curriculum vitae explaining the reason that forced them to donate the material to the bank. By the way, most men viewed the donation as the act of philanthropy.

    The staff of the clinic, in their turn, describe their impressions of the donor, and their opinion can also be seen in the questionnaire.

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    7-Billionth Person Expected in October



    Futurologists have been sharing their misgivings about the intensive growth of the world population and its ramifications for a long while, and a recent report in the Science journal gives the latest figures, telling us that we can expect the population exceed 7 billion within the next three months. The seventh-billion person is predicted to appear in India on October 31.

    The previous ten years saw the increase of one billion, and further estimates show that it will come up to nine billion in the next forty years. By 2100 we will be well into the eleventh billion, according to UN demography expert Professor David Bloom of Harvard University.

    It emerges from the estimations up to the year 2050 that 97% of the 2.3 billion expected growth will be registered in regions with lower levels of development, 49% of them in Africa.

    China, suffering an almost 50 million decrease, will have its population drop to 1.3 billion and lose the status of the highest-populated country to India whose 1.24 billion will become 1.69 billion by 2050. Africa by this time may easily have double the number of its inhabitants as of now, Nigeria nearing the level of the United States.

    The average life expectancy is another factor that is expected to go up by seven years reaching the age of 76 by mid-century.

    Therefore Professor Bloom forebodes a worldwide demographic upheaval that will be very difficult for many countries to tackle. The provision of food, water, energy and accommodation may become a problematic issue taxing the capabilities of developing countries to an unprecedented scope. Bloom warns us that the perils of the world situation will affect everybody everywhere.

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    Women Night Club Fitness



    Sports parties for women only have become popular in the clubs of New York, Chicago, Toronto, Austin, Vancouver and London. Everything happens like in conventional clubs – electronic music, dim lights, and dancing.

    But here the differences begin. The dancers should not drink, talk, and men are not permitted into the club. Women must be relaxed and move to the music in an active way, jump, show their best, intensively burning calories. The training lasts 90 minutes.

    One of the representatives of the University of Cambridge, Dr Anas Al-Turabi, says that dance is an excellent form of aerobic exercise. Moreover, it is difficult to drive many people to a racetrack for jogging, but dancing brings much more joy. Then, dancing has a positive influence on mental health by improving mood and relieving tension.

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    Tips to Keep Air Healthy at Home

    Health & Fitness Tips: To live in the world we need Fresh Air. To swallow good air in home keep away from Irritants, pollutants and allergens can infiltrate your home and affect the indoor air quality.



    Tips to help keep the air in your home clean:

    • Don't allow people to smoke inside.
    • Keep humid air, groundwater and rain out of your home.
    • Take action to prevent Radon gas in the home.
    • Ensure that any gas-burning appliances are vented to the outside.

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    Traveling Makes People Younger


    Tourist trips help people become savvier and more sexually attractive. They also have a rejuvenating effect and increase working efficiency.

    The scientist David Eagleman, who is involved in the research of time perception in Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, USA, says that traveling helps to feel younger.

    The time seems more “compressed” to adults than to children. According to David Eagleman, tours to undiscovered places – and the more exotic the better – trigger the brain to perceive the world as a child would do. Whether the journey is long must not be that important. Even a week or two spent in an unusual place, will help “rejuvenate”, as the Fox News reports.

    Besides the fact that traveling abroad enriches our outlook, it also helps become smarter and develop creative abilities. This is facilitated by travel planning and deliberation of possible situations that may occur in unfamiliar surroundings.

    The American social psychologist William Maddux claims that those who live abroad, often develop the ability to be creative. By the way, he says this is the reason why he works in France. However, not everyone may develop creative qualities. Much depends on the tourists: if they stay in their room and watch TV when in another country, they are unlikely to become more talented.

    After traveling people become more sexually attractive. Travelers return from their vacation not only with a sun tan, but with exciting stories as well. According to the research of the ItsJustLunch portal, traveling is one of the main topics for discussion at the first date, together with hobbies.

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    Plastic Surgery Makes Women Insane


    An extraordinary thing has happened to a 47-year-old representative of the fair sex in South Korea. Xin Zhou made her first plastic surgery at the age of 28 years, and thereafter she regularly turned to plastic surgeons with some new ideas as to changing her appearance. After several surgeries, the Korean woman remained dissatisfied with her appearance and came to see the doctor again.

    Zhou was sure that her face could be made more attractive, but the patient was denied a surgery. In fact, the doctors found the lady was addicted to plastic surgery. In addition, the psychologists said that the woman was suffering from dysmorphophobia (painfully negative assessment of one’s weight or body shape), which is also a valid reason for refusing the surgery. However, the doctors’ recommendations did not stop the lady. She learned how to make the silicone injections and bought the syringes and silicone gel. Within a short period of time, the gel was over. The lady had no money to get the licensed silicone gel for injections, but she could not stop either.

    Woman addicted to cosmetic surgeries

    She decided that ordinary vegetable oil should be very similar to silicone gel and could replace a professional medicine. But such an injection led to grave consequences and urgent hospitalization. According to the experts, modern women have developed an entirely new disorder which is called “plastic surgery addiction“. As soon as the medical course is over, the Korean woman will be treated for this illness, but in a psychiatric institution.

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    Baby Born in 5th Month Survived


    In one of the British hospitals, there has been recently born a premature baby. Its mother rejected the doctors’ advice to have an abortion and decided to give birth to the baby, but the delivery began four months earlier. The scientists claim that a woman was incredibly lucky to have her baby alive.

    Now the baby is healthy and may be discharged from hospital. The boy was named Jacob. The doctors had been repeatedly appealing to the woman with the request to consider an abortion because the baby had abnormalities, and the risk of various pathologies of the fetus was growing. However, the expectant mother did not hesitate to give birth to the child.

    The experts say it is a very rare case for a child born in 5th month to survive. For a few months, the baby had been receiving a special oxygen therapy, because it was too small to breathe independently, and the lungs of the baby had not opened enough. During the four months, the doctors had been doing their best to save the infant, establishing close monitoring of the baby. At the moment, it is in a stable condition, and its health is back to the norm, so the parents have nothing to be afraid of.

    The doctors are going to discharge the baby from hospital in the near future, because it is all right at the moment. Now the parents recall that they could not believe it when the doctors advised an abortion. They said that the infant had very little chance to survive. At that time, the now happy parents had 24 hours to make the final decision. Of course, they did not want to have an abortion. The consultant, Sam Oddie, who had been providing the woman with active prenatal care, said they had never had a baby, which would have survived after being born during the 23rd week.

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    Radical Obesity Treatment Method


    The scientists from the Harvard School of Public Health are alarmed that with each year passing by the number of obese children in the world is growing.

    Obesity Stats

    The problem of obesity cannot be called purely American. “The epidemic of overweight” has embraced not only the USA, but Europe and Asia as well. 38% of European children aged 5 to 18 are overweight, and in China 20% of children suffer from excess pounds.

    The saddest statistics still comes from the homeland of fast food: every other American child has a problem with overweight. If previously 50% of the population suffered from excess weight, the figure has now risen to 68%. The doctors are especially frightened by the fact that 17% of children older than 2 years suffer from obesity.

    In China, the problem of excess weight has become especially acute after the introduction of the “one family – one child” policy. Together with the increasing income of the population, the number of children with the “little emperor” syndrome is also growing. They lead a sedentary life, spending all their time at the computer with a delicious meal.

    How to Treat Obesity in Children?

    Different countries have different methods of fighting against excess weight. In the UK, all children of pre-school age are prescribed physical education classes. China has created “diet” camps for children who are overweight. Guides and former military people force the children to be engaged in intensive physical training.

    How to Treat Obesity the Radical Way?

    But the staff at the Harvard School of Public Health believe that only stress will lead to the desirable result. The scientists have called termination of parental rights the most effective way of struggling with childhood obesity. School activists believe that temporary withdrawal of children from families would benefit all. On the one hand, the child will probably try to lose weight and get back home, and on the other hand, this will make the parents seriously change their lifestyle.

    The experts support their opinion with evidence. Their theory has been tested on a girl suffering from obesity. The parents could not provide her with a balanced diet, and the child was sent to a foster family. A year later, she lost 52 kilos and was able to return to her parents.

    It is quite clear that this initiative has ardent opponents. Art Caplan, the biologist of the University of Pennsylvania, contradicts the scientists from the Harvard School and believes that one just needs to change the culture of food consumption. Separating the child and the parents can be justified only in one case – if the child is in mortal danger.

    What Causes Obesity?

    Previously it was thought that excess weight is only present in the countries with high incomes. However, now there is a sharply increasing number of overweight people in the countries with low living standards.

    • food intake exceeds energy expenditure;
    • disturbances in the systems of the pancreas, liver, small and large intestines;
    • genetic disorders.

    What Contributes to Obesity?

    • sedentary lifestyle;
    • consuming simple (easily digestible) carbohydrates, such as sugar, pastries, and cakes;
    • endocrine disorders (hypogonadism, hypothyroidism, insulinoma);
    • being prone to stress;
    • lack of sleep.

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