Stay Health during Menopause

HealthNFitness Tips: As your body adjusts to the many changes of menopause, it's important to take action and maintain good health.

Tips to help you stay healthy during menopause:

  • Eat a balanced, nutritious diet that's low in calories.
  • Get a minimum of two-and-a-half hours per week of moderate aerobic exercise.
  • If you're a smoker, quit.
  • Visit your gynecologist for an annual checkup and any recommended screening tests.
  • Talk to your doctor about any immunizations you may need.

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Weight Loss and Female Friendship

Weight Loss and Female Friendship
Psychologists believe that weight loss leads to a less close female conversation.
Do not rush to lose weight, if you do not want to lose pleasant chatting. According to the results of the survey, involving 10,000 female residents of the UK and commissioned by the manufacturers of weight loss products, rapid correction of the waist is dangerous for female friendship.
One-third of the interviewed women have sincerely admitted that they secretly envy their friends, who are losing weight. One in six respondents wants her friends to have extra weight. 20% of the survey participants feel happy when their best friends have more extra pounds than they do.
No matter how much we praise friendship and how often we talk about wishing only the best to our friends, human jealousy is often stronger than the relationship.
10% of the respondents tell their friends that they have lost weight. But it does not happen in reality. Do you think this is done in order to encourage the friends? No, these words are uttered to make them stop dieting. A significant amount of women aged 16-17 years mark their friends only in those general photographs on social networking sites where they look ugly.

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Depression Linked to Excessive Work


Depression Linked to Excessive Work

A new British study has established that those working more than 11 hours a day face a 2-fold increase in the likelihood of a major depressive episode as compared to those working 7-8 hours a day.
The study is published in the January 25 issue of the online journal PLoS ONE.
The authors, led by Marianna Virtanen of the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health and University College London, followed about 2000 middle aged British civil servants and found a robust association between overtime work and depression. This correlation was not affected when the analysis was adjusted for various possible confounders, including socio-demographics, lifestyle, and work-related factors.
There have been a number of previous studies on the subject, with varying results, but the researchers emphasize that it is hard to compare results across these studies because the cut-off for "overtime" work has not been standardized.
"Although occasionally working overtime may have benefits for the individual and society, it is important to recognize that working excessive hours is also associated with an increased risk of major depression", says Dr Virtanen.

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Peacocks Files for Bankruptcy

Peacocks Files for Bankruptcy
More than six hundred stores of the Peacocks brand across the UK can forever shut their doors for customers. The company and the eponymous Peacocks brand, which had been working in the high street fashion niche, turned out to be on the verge of bankruptcy.
The company has recently made an official statement saying that the managers have failed to solve the financial problems. More than 9,600 employees of the large network of stores may soon be left without their jobs.
When it became clear that the company could not solve the financial difficulties by itself, an active though (unfortunately!) fruitless search for new investors began. The debt of 240 million pounds has remained on the company’s bank account. The negotiations with Barclays and Royal Bank of Scotland had no result, so it made the company announce a state of emergency.
According to Richard Kirk, the chief executive officer of the brand, Peacocks is a company with great heritage. The brand is deeply sad to announce that they have no other way out, but to declare bankruptcy. Peacocks worked tirelessly over the past year to negotiate their new financial policy in order to survive in the current harsh conditions of retail marketing. In particular, the representatives of the company were looking for new investments for business development.

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Children Eat Veggies

Children Eat Veggies
Why don’t our children like to eat vegetables? One of the reasons may be sensitivity to bitterness.
This phenomenon is quite common among children. For example, 70% of the kids, who participated in the study conducted by American scientists in the laboratory for the study of obesity, said that they would rather be drawn to an apple or a banana than eat lettuce or even less desirable Broccoli.
Dr. Jennifer Orlet Fisher, who led the study, says that the gene TAS2R38, which is responsible for the way we perceive the bitter taste, should be blamed for it.
What does the doctor recommend to the parents, whose children fail to eat useful vegetables? One should just reduce their taste with low-fat yogurt or buttermilk and add applesauce or hummus to the salad.
Cook delicious dishes – from the point of view of your children, – and then your kids will eat broccoli, lettuce, and other vegetables.

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Multivitamins Intake Helps Get Pregnant

Multivitamins Intake Helps Get Pregnant
According to the researchers from University College London, multivitamins make the chance of pregnancy twice bigger.
According to them, 60% of the women, who are taking the appropriate supplements during the course of IVF, get pregnant.
Dr. Rina Agrawal claims that the pills contain substances such as vitamins A, C, E, zinc, selenium, and folic acid that can increase fertility and that our diet usually lacks.
The scientists have tested this theory on 56 women aged 18-40 years. All of them were unsuccessfully trying to conceive a baby during the last year, using the IVF technology.
One half of the women, who participated in the experiment, received miltivitamins daily, and the other half had only pills with folic acid (which is believed to help get pregnant). As a result, it turned out that 60% of the women from the first group successfully conceived a child in the first three months. In the second group, only 25% of the women got pregnant after three months.

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Health Tips about Affect of Blood Glucose

HealthNFitness Tips: People with diabetes should monitor the amount of glucose (sugar) in their blood. Insulin and certain drugs often are keys, but so is understanding what causes blood sugar levels to fluctuate.

The Diabetes Association mentions these factors:

  • The foods you eat.
  • How much you exercise, and when.
  • Where in the body you inject insulin.
  • The time of day that you inject yourself.
  • Being sick.
  • Being under stress.

Related Sites: Pharmacyproductinfo, Pharmacy News.

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Eat to Get Rid of Fat

Eat to Get Rid of Fat
The people, who constantly consume more calories, than are burnt in their body, and eat little protein, lose muscle mass each day and accumulate fat faster.
The study, whose results have been recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, involved 25 people. They were placed in a carefully guarded (for the security of the experiment) research center for three months. During this time, men and women consumed 1,000 calories more than required to maintain a stable weight, but at the same time their diets contained different amounts of protein.
The representatives of the first group, whose extra ration by 90% consisted of fat, lost an average of 700 grams of muscle mass, whereas the participants of the second and third groups, whose diets contained normal and high amounts of protein, increased their muscle mass for the average 2.7 or 3.1 kilos respectively.
The results of this study refute the old myth about protein diets. It has been believed that increasing or decreasing the amount of protein, you can gain and lose fat. The truth is that you will lose muscle mass, rather than fat, which is especially bad for older people.
The daily recommended rate of protein is 46 grams for women and 56 grams for men. However, the experts say this amount is very approximate and is capable of maintaining muscle mass in some people, but not everyone. It is necessary that one should use up to 78 grams of protein a day, to provide the complete “nourishment for the muscles,” and control the appetite. You can rely on low-fat foods – white meat, cheese, yogurt, and ocean fish – since they are high in protein.

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Woman Gets Pregnant Again and Again Despite Birth Control Techniques

Woman Gets Pregnant Again
When it became clear that a young Englishwoman had got pregnant again despite taking the contraceptive pill, the doctors decided that she simply had not followed the instructions as for taking it. But she became pregnant again and again, though she had referred to a more reliable method of intrauterine spiral.
Gemma Potter, the resident of the English city of Plymouth, is only 23 years old now. In 2006, when she met her future husband, she was a very young girl. Their love was passionate and mutual, but soon Gemma noticed a strange thing: all the contraceptives, which she resorted to, were completely ineffective.
As a result, she has given birth to three children during 5 years, and two pregnancies ended in miscarriages.
But the most piquant is the fact that the woman with three children and a young mother – judging by modern standards – is pregnant for the sixth time, although she took every precaution to prevent pregnancy.
Gemma and her husband Glenn made love no more than three times from the beginning of September until early December – once a month, as it turns out. The woman was very worried that she would get pregnant once again. But there was no way to escape her fate. Neither pills, nor intrauterine devices and hormone injections could help her. During the fall, she and Glenn used condoms, but Gemma still got pregnant.
At first, the doctors, whom she spoke with, only smiled and advised her to comply with the prescribed rules for the use of various contraceptive methods more carefully. But now they look at the woman as a kind of a medical phenomenon.
Gemma complains she has forgotten what a party with friends is like. She has forgotten the taste of champagne, whiskey, and wine. She will never be able to find a good job again, and all of that is because she is constantly pregnant. Gemma loves her children and her husband, but she is terribly afraid to once again discover that she is pregnant.
The woman decided that in future she would take advantage of this feature of her organism. After giving birth to their fourth child, Gemma is going to become a surrogate mother.

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Women Need to Feel Labor Pain

Women Need to Feel Labor Pain
It might seem that if there is no pain, there is no problem. However, doctors insist that pain is necessary: it forces a woman to complete the process of birth – to strive to end it with the birth of a baby. If there is no pain, there is no desire to make an effort.
According to Doctor of obstetrics Dennis Walsh from the University of Nottingham, England, the pain during childbirth has its own advantages for both mother and baby. He emphasizes that painkillers, such as epidural, violate the natural process of psychological connection between the mother and the child.
Dr. Walsh says that labor pain often helps to regulate the time of delivery, reinforces psychological connection between the mother and the baby, and prepares the woman for motherhood responsibilities.
Over the past 20 years, the use of epidural anesthesia has doubled. In fact, it is used only on demand of women in labor, even despite the fact that the medicine increases medical risks during childbirth and despite the availability of alternative and less invasive ways to control pain symptoms.
Meanwhile, according to Dr. Walsh, the pain has positive physiological effects, allowing to set the rhythm for the contractions and activate the production of endorphins, the hormones that help to adapt to the feeling of pain.
The doctors have noted that the use of epidural anesthesia facilitates side effects, such as the need for hormone replacement therapy during labor and the use of forceps for the child to be born safely.
According to the research by Swedish doctors, one should not overuse these painkillers at least because of the fact that the risk of drug addiction among the adolescents, whose mothers received morphine drugs during labor, is five times higher.
The nervous system of the baby “remembers” the narcotic analgesic. And then, if one day the teenager gives it a try, there will develop a fast and strong addiction.
Dr. Walsh says that alternative methods of reducing pain are safer for both the mother and the newborn baby. For instance, he suggests using the technique of hypnosis, massage, yoga, and birthing pools.
It is believed that the woman, who is psychologically ready to deliver a baby, who is able to breathe properly, is well aware of all the phases of labor, who is able to control herself and is aimed at the result, can cope well without painkillers.

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Pros and Cons of Liposuction After Childbirth

Pros and Cons of Liposuction After Childbirth
Pregnancy puts on extra pounds on a woman. Some women put on just a few that they lose right after the baby is born, and some unlucky women even put on hundreds. It all depends on the woman and her nutrition, body type, and other uncontrollable factors. After having a baby, of course most women want to get rid of the extra pounds. One idea is to have liposuction to get rid of the excess fat.
There are a few pros and a few cons to this procedure. Technically after giving birth to a child and waiting about 6-8 months, there is nothing wrong with having liposuction, especially if it is going to help you feel better as a woman and therefore as a mom. It is advised however to wait at least that amount of time to give your body time to heal from the damage done by the arduous process of childbirth and to get back to a somewhat normal health level. The issues with liposuction is that it removes the fat, but fat can grow back. If you don’t learn how to maintain your weight and follow the doctor’s orders during the liposuction recovery stage then it will be pointless. In a matter of weeks, you’ll be back to square one. It can also be dangerous if too much fat is removed. If you are opting for liposuction do not opt for more than 6-8 pounds in one session. Even this is usually divided into two sessions.
Another alternative to liposuction might be a tummy tuck or tummy liposuction. A tummy tuck can get rid of the excess skin and might give you a more permanent, lasting result as opposed to liposuction after the birth of a child. However, moms planning to have this procedure must be done with having more children as it involves having the skin on the tummy area permanently improved. So mothers, the choice is yours.

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Girl Has No Fear of Lions

Girl Has No Fear of Lions
While a visit to the wildest section of a zoo can be frightening for some kids, a New Zealand kid has proved to the Internet that “little” doesn’t necessarily mean “easily scared.” The video of her confronting a lion at the Wellington Zoo earned her the title of “the world’s littlest lion tamer.”
Naturally, there was a safety glass wall between Sofia Walker, 3, and the lion Malik, but that did nothing to diminish the ferocity with which the animal tried to get at the girl with his paws. It paused and then continued to strike at the glass making his anger manifest – yet failing to get the undaunted girl to cringe away from the sight.
The Wellington Zoo’s Paul Hatton explained that the threatening pawing was intended to show that Malik wasn’t going to share his breakfast with the girl.

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Healthy Tips: Mold Causes Sick

HealthNFitness Tips: Molds thrive in damp places, such as around doors and windows, and on wet carpeting. Some people can become sick from exposure to mold, while others show little or no reaction.

The common symptoms of mold exposure:

  • Nasal stuffiness and congestion.
  • Irritated throat.
  • Irritated eyes.
  • Wheezing or coughing.
  • Skin irritation.
  • Serious lung infections among some people with chronic lung diseases
Related Sites: Pharmacyproductinfo, Pharmacy News.

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