Health Tips for Shin Splints

HealthNFitness Tips: Shin splints are a common overuse injury that causes pain and soreness in the large bone in the lower leg.

The Orthopaedic Surgeons says risk factors for developing Shin Splints :
  • Jogging or running.
  • Having rigid arches or flat feet.
  • Being a dancer.
  • Suddenly exercising much more frequently or vigorously than usual.
  • Training for the military.
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Pole Dancing Helps Lose Weight

Pole Dancing Helps Lose Weight
Pole dancing men in the commercial must not only prevent breast cancer, but help women lose weight. Contrex bottled water is positioned as women’s indispensable assistant in losing weight. The logic is clear: while working out and getting rid of the calories, women get thirsty, and a bottle of water should always come in handy.
The Contrex company has decided to complement this process with some nice motivation so that women would find it not only useful, but interesting as well, to do fitness exercises. Exercise bikes have turned into a pedal generators, producing energy for the light strip show displayed on the walls of the building.
The slogan is Slimming Doesn’t Have to Be Boring.

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Coconut Milk Best Anti-Aging

Coconut Milk Best Anti-Aging
Indian scientists have discovered that the juice of young coconuts rejuvenates and helps to lose weight. One cup of coconut water contains about 46 calories. For comparison, coconut milk contains as much as 550 calories.
Coconut water makes up for the lack of fluid in the body. This is due to its special composition of the electrolytes. Coconut liquid is like plasma according to its composition, and during several wars it was even used as a saline solution.
The scientists believe that coconut water can help lose weight. Sweet water can help us forget about desserts and cope with an overwhelming desire to eat.
The coconut water contains no fat, but a lot of natural sugars and minerals instead. It is rich in magnesium, potassium, and fiber.

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Cement Injections For Butt Enhancement

Cement injection for butt enhancing
Cement Injections For Butt Enhancement

CBSNews has reported a wacky case of malpractice in which an unqualified man-turned-to-woman gave women butt enhancing injectio¬¬¬ns consisting of an unbelievable mixture that caused them grave bodily harm.

 The offender is one Oneal Ron Morris of Miami, Florida, 30. According to RadarOnline, the self-appointed doctor was born a man but opted to live a woman’s life. For a fee of $700 the transgender cheat undertook to make a woman whose identity is not revealed a series of injections supposed to play up her nether curves. What he injected was found to comprise cement mixed with fix-a-flat and some mineral oil!
She was arrested last Friday, found to possess no license and charged with causing grievous bodily harm after it was confirmed that her “patient,” whom he handled in May 2010, was suffering from painful aftereffects.
Miami Gardens police report say that when the woman began to complain of pains in her bottom and sides, Morris calmed her down promising that it was a temporary effect of the stuff she had been pumping into her and the pain would wear off soon. When it didn’t happen, the suffering lady went to a hospital for treatment again and again, but concealed the real reason behind her afflictions.
It is believed that Morris – who sports an impressive behind – had first tried out the mixture on herself and then proceeded to dish it out to other women, who are now too embarrassed to admit they had fallen victims to the bottom offender.

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Facts About Smoking Before And During Pregnancy

Smoking Before And During Pregnancy
Smoking during pregnancy means diabetes and obesity for the future baby. In honor of the recent World No Tobacco Day, which was observed on November 17, Geniuspregnancy wants to remind you of the consequences of smoking during pregnancy.
Both mother’s and father’s smoking are dangerous for the unborn child. And if you still do not believe, Geniuspregnancy offers you the top 10 scientific facts about smoking before and during pregnancy.
  1. Smoking reduces fertility in both men and women. After smoking for 5 years, a woman’s ability to conceive decreases by 14%, and that of a man reduces by 11%.
  2. A male body removes nicotine faster, than that of a woman – in about 3 months. If you are planning to get pregnant, you and your man should stop smoking much earlier before that.
  3. The women, who smoke, have a more difficult pregnancy, than those, who have never smoked or dropped before conception. Early toxemia, preeclampsia, varicose veins, constipation, and dizziness are consequences of smoking before and during pregnancy.
  4. Vitamin C destroys much faster in the body of a smoking woman, which leads to its deficit. As a result, one suffers from metabolic diseases, low immunity, depression, and fatigue.
  5. The women, who are smoking in the periconceptional period, face the 8 to10 times higher risk of miscarriage.
  6. In the families, where one or both parents smoke, the children are twice more likely to suffer from pneumonia, bronchitis and asthma, and 6 times more likely to have gastro-intestinal diseases.
  7. Smoking constricts blood vessels and violates the process of oxygen saturation in the blood. This is especially dangerous during pregnancy, because there must be a sufficient amount of oxygen in the blood of the mother for the proper development of the fetus.
  8. The girls, whose mother was smoking during pregnancy, are more likely to suffer from infertility in the future.
  9. The children of the mothers, who were smoking during pregnancy, are born with low birth weight and weak lungs.
  10. As a result of the study, which had been lasting for 33 years, the scientists from the Karolinska Institute (Stockholm, Sweden) found that those children, whose mothers had been smoking more than 10 cigarettes per day before the birth of the child, had the risk of diabetes increased by 4.5 times. And the risk of obesity was 34-38% higher than among those children, whose mothers had not smoked. These diseases were found in adolescence. The doctors say that smoking produces a toxic influence on the fetus and causes fetal malnutrition. Therefore, the child develops a tendency to accumulate fat.
So, lighting another cigarette, remember that parental smoking during pregnancy not only affects the baby here and now, but reveals itself in the child’s adult life, causing entirely unwanted health problems.

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About Weight Loss Daily

About Weight Loss Daily
The scientists decided to find out whether people are satisfied with their weight. The surveys have shown that most people are unhappy with their figure, but take no action for its improvement. It was found that every fifth person daily dreamt of losing weight and about two-thirds of the respondents (63%) said they thought about dieting every time they looked in the mirror.
Every third respondent believed it possible to get rid of extra pounds without going to a gym. 39% of the respondents confessed that they had no free time for physical exercises.
The experts warn that this opinion is erroneous. The problems with excess weight may be more serious and, for example, may lead to obesity, which, in turn, will cause serious diseases. The people with overweight often suffer from heart diseases and blood vessels illnesses, which increase the risk of developing hypertension, diabetes and cancer.
The British researchers have also found that almost half of all the respondents had the habit of eating everything because of the greed and openly admitted this fact. 22% of the people did not think of their figure because of having more important issues.
Psychologists are very surprised by the results of the study. Approximately a half of men and women consider size 42 to be ideal, and to approach this ideal, women on average lose weight 15 times during their lifetime. When buying clothes, 58% of people think about the imperfections of their figure, and 45% of women want to lose weight before the holidays.

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Pollution Harms Baby’s Development in the Womb

Pollution Harms Baby’s Development in the Womb
The U.S. researchers have warned that environmental pollution caused by exhaust fumes from transport can affect the fetus in the womb.
The experts have conducted a study demonstrating that the more a woman is exposed to exhaust fumes during the initial and the later stages of pregnancy, the greater the future deviation in child development might be. The study was published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.
During the study, the researchers have examined the health of 336,000 babies born in New Jersey between 1999 and 2003. Ethnicity, marital status, education, and the mothers’ addiction to smoking were taken into account. Also, the experts studied the daily information about the environment in New Jersey received during this period.
Taking into account all the factors, it turned out that the proximity of the road was a strong factor in the development of the embryo. The children, whose mothers lived near the roads with heavy traffic, were often born with low birth weight, which led to the problems of child health in the future. According to the experts, the air, that a woman breathes during pregnancy, plays an important role in the development of the fetus and the child in the future.

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Expect Before Labor

Expect Before Labor
You have surely heard about quite significant changes in the mother’s body that take place just a few weeks before the baby is born. So how can you recognize what they mean?
Some of the changes can remain unnoticed by the future mom, and others, on the contrary, will be too clearly seen to stay unrecognized.

Labor and Woman’s Brain

Of course, the woman’s brain is the first to get ready for the upcoming event, and the inhibitory processes get enhanced in the cortex. On the contrary, those subcortical systems, which are responsible for the regulation of labor, are activated.

Hormonal Changes before Giving Birth

Also, the female body faces the change of hormonal levels during this period. The ratio of hormones is changing, which means that the amount of progesterone, which is responsible for the preservation of pregnancy throughout its overall period, will start to decline, but the levels of oxytocin and estrogen will increase.
And this is due to the fact that both of these hormones contribute to the natural course of labor, preparing the cervix for delivery and contracting it in the process of childbirth.
But that is not all, since a woman can not observe these changes. She still has to face a more visible and tangible signals that indicate the coming of the “first meeting” with the child.

Breathing Becomes Easier

About a couple of weeks before giving birth, the future mom feels that breathing becomes easier, as the pressure on her pulmonary system is weakened due to the fetal head descending to the entrance of the pelvis.

Walking Problem

But, unfortunately, we are not exposed to positive changes only. There are some difficulties while walking and trying to draw the hips together, and it certainly causes the appearance of an uncomfortable sensation.

Frequent WC Use Before Delivery

Some future moms have to use WC often, because the baby’s head adds some pressure onto the mother’s bladder.

False Labor Pains

You can also expect the appearance of irregular contractions, and since they do not end with the opening of the cervix, they are called false and can last from several days to several hours.

Vesical Cervix Opening in Labor

But about six hours before the beginning of labor, there comes the time for the so-called preliminary period, when cervix is opening, accompanied by the pulling and cramping pain in the lower abdomen. In the normal course of pregnancy, one can wait for this phase to end at home, and not rush to the maternity hospital until the moment, when the contractions become regular, and their frequency is fairly intense, with the intervals of not more than ten or fifteen minutes.
Around the same time, maybe a little earlier, a mucus clot with streaks of blood comes out of the vagina. This process is quite natural, and therefore there is no need to panic. The formation of this mucus is influenced by estrogen, and the cervix goes out because of its expansion.

Baby’s Activity

The less time remains until birth, the less active the baby is, as there is not enough space for it in the womb, and it is not so comfortable for the baby to swim in the amniotic fluid, to toss and turn on its own. The baby is restrained to staying in the same position, occasionally straightening a hand or a leg.

Weight Loss during Pregnancy

In some situations, an expectant mom can lose a few pounds of weight.

Edgebone Pains

At about the thirtieth week of pregnancy, the expectant mother may have slack periodic pain in the sacrum. The reason for this is that the head of the fetus causes pressure on the nerve endings located in the area.
But, in spite of that, the woman is so pleased by the approaching encounter with her baby!

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50 Year Old Got Pregnant

50 Year Old Got Pregnant
John Travolta was excited when his 47-year-old wife, Kelly Preston, got pregnant again last year. But it turns out that the actress is not the only one, who decided to challenge nature.
In fact, she can even be considered young in comparison with the new generation of parents, who prefer using reproduction methods and have their first-born babies in the age, when their peers are already nursing their grandchildren.

Getting Pregnant Despite Menopause

60-year-old Ann Maloney, the mother of two children (her elder daughter Isabella is 10 years old, and her younger daughter Lily is 7), gave an open-hearted interview to the New York Magazine telling about how her girls had been born. She met her second husband, John Ross, when she was 47, and a year later the spouses decided to have a child (a donor ovule was used for the conception). To have her second baby, Ann resorted to hormonal drugs and addressed the doctors, who managed to draw her out of the menopause. Today, the couple is happy, despite their age. The elderly parents say that they have enough strength and energy to raise both daughters.

Getting Pregnant at 53

A similar thing happened to a 53-year-old Kate Garros, who had lost her chance to become a mother at an early age. This story also involved a second marriage. Kate’s husband had been dreaming of having twins. The couple also used donor ovules for the IVF. Now, Alexandra and John have been making their mom and dad happy for seven years. However, the mother is now 61 years old, and she suffers from arthritis, which constantly reminds her of her age. From her personal experience, Kate says that people are baffled if you do not look like a typical mom, whom they expect to see.

Parents or Grandparents?

Fiona Palin from Los Angeles is 48 years old. Five months ago, she gave birth to a baby, Katherine. By that time, Fiona and her husband Nick had almost lost hope of ever becoming parents. It took them 10 years and 6 IVF attempts; three cases of pregnancy ended tragically. During the last attempt a frozen embryo was used. Fiona confessed of her thoughts that nothing would happen again, and they did not have any hopes left. But after nine months of an ‘ideal’ pregnancy, Catherine was born, and everyone would call her Kiki with affection. The baby is nearly six months old, and her mother still cannot quite believe that a miracle has happened.
Her husband is well aware of the fact that he could have been the grandfather of his daughter. He was not kidding when he said with irony that he did not have any grandchildren, so he decided to have his own child. He realizes the bitter truth that he can not be there when his daughter turns 30. His wife plans to send their daughter to a boarding school when she becomes a teenager, so that Kiki could have at least some “sisters”.
Here is how the psychologist Julianne Zweifel commented on the emerging tendency: “Children have the right for at least one parent alive and well.”
Elderly parents

Why Are Pregnant Women “Getting Older”?

Mothers are getting older with every year. Over the past 10 years, the number of the women giving birth after 45 has increased more than twice in the USA. The number of those who gave birth after the age of 50 has increased by 375%. The reason for this rapid growth is the improvement of medical technologies, such as freezing of embryos, which allows women to postpone motherhood for the time being. Obstetricians and gynecologists claim that the biological age of many 50-year-old women is 10-15 years less than the real age, so they are fully capable to bear children. The studies have shown that those, who decide between pregnancy and career and prefer to pursue a career, postponing their pregnancy “for later times”, are wealthy, educated, and, consequently, physically healthier than their average statistical peers. Richard Paulson, fertility expert at the University of Southern California, says that these 50-year-olds are very young.
Women look and feel younger to have babies
According to La Liberte Angel, who runs a California website for older mothers, women are too much under pressure which is often quite unreasonable. Women are expected to be responsible for the household duties, to earn money and to give birth within a certain period of time. However, the risks remain significant. Mothers aged 35 or more are 20% more likely to experience preterm labor, which leads to an increase in health problems for the child (the risk involves the lungs, the gastrointestinal tract and neurology, and the chances that the baby will be autistic also increase). However, the mothers themselves are having difficult times. Pregnant women, who are over 40, face the risk of preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, and hypertension. That is why many clinics, specializing in IVF, set strict age limitations.

What Makes Older Women Decide to Get Pregnant?

There is no doubt that getting pregnant is a balanced and deliberate decision. The children, who are born with “older” mothers, could hardly be more desired and loved. Sometimes their appearance can save a marriage that has been crumbling on the eyes, as if it were a house of cards. That is what happened with the relationship of John Travolta and Kelly Preston. After the death of the elder son, 16-year-old Jett (he had died of epilepsy in the Bahamas), the star couple was about to divorce. Fortunately, Ella Blue now has a younger brother Benjamin. The happy father says his son is so smart, cute, healthy, and wonderful. He is simply delighted with the kid, who “makes every day of his life better.”
John Travolta and Kelly Preston with kids 
The new meaning of life, no more and no less – that is what babies give their “adult” mothers.

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Health Tips for Lactose in Foods

HealthNFitness Tips: Lactose intolerant people may be primed to avoid milk, sparing themselves uncomfortable symptoms of bloating, gas or stomach cramps. But lactose may be an ingredient in many foods, in addition to milk.
 List of possible instance:
  • Ice cream, sherbet, cream, butter, some cheeses and yogurt.
  • Baked goods, such as breads and cereals.
  • Cake, cookie, pancake and biscuit mixes.
  • Prepared soups, breakfast drinks and instant mashed potatoes.
  • Margarine.
  • Salad dressings.
  • Lunch meats and prepared and frozen meals.

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Psychologists Makes a Music Hit

According to American psychologists, 92% of the popular songs contain hidden reproductive messages.
Psychologists Dawn Hobbs and Gordon Gallup from the State University of New York have analyzed the texts of 174 songs from the top ten charts of the Billboard magazine published in 2009.
The scientists believe that the more hidden reproductive messages the lyrics contains, the more popular it becomes. The researchers understood the term of the reproductive messages as a rather wide notion ranging from the actual sexual intercourse and the birth of a child to love, separation, and describing the beauty of the body.
Does it mean that music is almost of no importance? What do you think makes the song a hit?

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Protein Helps Stop Snacking

Protein Helps Stop Snacking
A group of the scientists, who had been working under the guidance of Alison Grosby, came to the conclusion that the people, who suffer from bouts of hunger, might lack protein in their diet.
Eating more meat, fish, eggs, and nuts you can control your weight and cope with the habit of snacking more easily.
The researchers from Cambridge University and the University of Sydney examined 22 volunteers. All the people had normal weight. They were offered to eat seemingly the same products. Meanwhile, the products had different levels of protein. In particular, the volunteers were given a muffin for breakfast, grilled tuna with salad for lunch, and pasta or spaghetti with a dessert – for dinner. The people, whose diet included 10% of proteins, consumed 260 calories a day more than the people, who received 15% of the protein from their diet. So, the people from the first group not only ate more, but obtained 70% of the extra calories from snacks. However, increasing the percentage of protein up to 25% did not help to cope with overeating.
At the same time, the volunteers had to answer the questions aimed at evaluating the level of their hunger. The people, who consumed more protein, did not have such an acute feeling of hunger two hours after a meal.

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Crooked Teeth

Crooked Teeth
What do you imagine when you hear the phrase “a beautiful smile”? White, straight teeth, you might say… But wait! The standards of beautiful teeth might be changing.
It is we, who value the snow-white smile, which has more than a dozen thousand dollars invested in it, but the Japanese do not think so. Crooked teeth, as those of a teenager, are now fashionable among them. And the local cosmetic industry is ready to assist Japanese women in having the smile of a little girl.
In the dental office, you will get the temporary mini canine teeth at your request, and they will look like deciduos (milk) teeth. These canine teeth are called Yaeba, which is translated as “a double tooth”, and the procedure costs $390.
Canine teeth
In fact, this might be a desire to look younger, as the experts say. Why not be younger in everything: not only making the skin cleaner and the hair thicker, but giving the teeth some youthful appearance as well.
Moreover, the Japanese people consider crooked teeth sexy. And the actress Kirsten Dunst agrees to it. She refused to radically change her teeth and said in an interview to the Elle magazine that her malocclusion contributed to her sexuality.
Crooked teeth are beautiful

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Artificial Blood Is Being Created

Artificial Blood Is Being Created

Over the next two years, the scientists intend to test the blood created in laboratory from human stem cells. If the experiment is successful, the artificial blood will be widely used in transfusions.
The experts from the University of Bristol and the University of Edinburgh are going to create universal blood – 0-group with a negative Rh. It fits 98% of the people.

Artificial blood, in contrast to donor blood, will always be free of infection. The industrial production of blood will help save thousands of lives. The scientists estimate that this will happen in the next decade.

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Re-affirms 'Mediterranean Diet' Heart Health Benefits


Heart Health Benefits

A new study presents more evidence that a balanced diet that replaces white bread and pasta carbohydrates with unsaturated fat from avocados, olive oil and nuts, typical of a Mediterranean diet, can improve heart health.
The study by a team of Johns Hopkins researchers features in a report prepared for the American Heart Association's scientific sessions in Orlando next week.
The researchers say swapping out certain foods can improve heart health in those at risk for cardiovascular disease, even if the dietary changes aren't coupled with weight loss.
"The introduction of the right kind of fat into a healthy diet is another tool to reduce the risk of future heart disease," says Meghana Gadgil, M.D., M.P.H., a postdoctoral fellow in the Division of General Internal Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine who will be presenting the research.
The researchers compared the body's ability to regulate blood sugar and maintain healthy insulin levels while on a carbohydrate-rich diet, a protein-rich diet and a diet rich in unsaturated fats. People whose bodies fail to effectively use insulin usually develop type 2 diabetes, which is a major risk factor for heart disease.
The researchers found that a generally balanced diet higher in unsaturated fats such as those in avocados, olive oil and nuts improves insulin use significantly more than a diet high in carbohydrates, particularly such refined carbs as white bread and pasta.
The preferred diet is very similar to the Mediterranean diet, which is based on lifestyle patterns typical of Greece and southern Italy in the early 1960s. People in the region tended to be physically active and consumed a diet rich in olive oil, legumes, unrefined cereals, fruits and vegetable. They consumed moderate amounts of dairy products (mostly as cheese and yogurt), fish and wine; they seldom ate meat and meat products.
A past study established that dominant components of the Mediterranean diet that lower mortality are moderate consumption of alcohol, low consumption of meat and meat products, and high consumption of vegetables, fruits and nuts, olive oil, and legumes.

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10-Year-Old Girl Gives Birth

10-Year-Old Girl Gives Birth
10-year-old mother gave birth to a baby weighing 1.5 kg after 31 weeks of pregnancy. The girl had taken to hospital with contractions and potential life-threatening complications. The girl gave birth to the baby via a cesarean section.
Preterm delivery in a Mexican hospital was the result of the pregnancy of the 10-year-old girl. The premature baby is in a rehabilitation ward, and its condition is considered good. The mother is also recovering, she is allowed to visit the baby and to feed him with the breast.
The case attracted the attention of Attorney General of the country, and the law enforcement agencies are now trying to find out whether there was the fact of raping, or the girl had a sexual contact voluntarily.
According to the outdated laws of the country, a girl voluntarily can have sex at the age of 12. The girls, who become pregnant before the age of 12, must prove they have been raped in order to appeal for the right to have an abortion. It means that, according to the laws of Mexico, young pregnant women have no right to make an abortion, if they cannot prove being a victim of a sexual offense. If a girl is not 12 years old and she will make an abortion illegally, she may be sentenced to imprisonment or a fine. At present, the laws of the country are being revised because of the numerous demands of human rights organizations.

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Healthy Tips for Gestational Diabetes

HealthNFitness Tips: Gestational diabetes occurs when blood sugar levels become abnormally high during pregnancy

The Gestational diabetes increases the risk of these complications:
  • Having a premature delivery.
  • Developing preeclampsia, which causes high blood pressure during pregnancy.
  • Requiring a Cesarean delivery.
  • Having a very large baby, this can make delivery difficult.
  • Development in the baby of jaundice, breathing problems or low blood sugar.
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