Tuesday, December 29, 2015


This 2016 May you get a clean health bill from your dentist, your cardiologist, your gastro-entomologist, your urologist, your proctologist, your podiatrist, your psychiatrist, your plumber and the I.R.S.

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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Merry Christmas! 2015

The Christmas season is the season of Peace and love
I wish you a happy Christmas
Filled with fun and celebration
Merry Christmas!

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Monday, December 14, 2015

Antidepressants During Pregnancy Increase the Risk of Autism

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According to a new study, women who take a certain class of widely used antidepressants during their 2nd and 3rd trimesters of pregnancy may face almost twice the risk of having a child with autism spectrum disorder.

The new research was published last Monday December 14, 2015 in JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) Pediatrics. They studied 145,456 kids in Quebec that were born between 1998 and 2009, to determine if children of mothers who took antidepressants while pregnant were at an increased risk of developing an autism disorder. This is among the strongest findings linking antidepressant use in pregnancy to poor outcomes in the children born of those pregnancies.

Researchers found that the children of mothers who took antidepressants later in pregnancy were at an 87% higher risk to develop autism than those without exposure. Of the 2,532 children who fell into this category, 31 were diagnosed with autism (1.2%). Second and third trimester are a crucial time for brain development in the fetus.

The risk was even higher for children of mothers who are taking the most common form of antidepressants, called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). They had a 117% greater chance of developing an autism disorder. Outh of the 1,583 children in this category, 22 were diagnosed with autism (about 1.4%).

"Our study has established that taking antidepressants during the second or third trimester of pregnancy almost doubles the risk that the child will be diagnosed with autism by age seven, especially if the mother takes selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors, often known by its acronym SSRIs," according to the lead researcher Anick Berard, an expert on pharmaceutical safety during pregnancy at the University of Montreal.

SSRIs are the most commonly prescribed anti-depressants, and include brand names such as Prozac, Paxil and Zoloft.

As many as one in 45 children are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder in the United States, according to a recent study by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Scientists still do not fully understand what causes autism, though both genetics and environment are believed to play a role.

Researchers said their findings are significant because as many as 10% of pregnant women are currently being treated with antidepressants. However, experts also stressed that no pregnant woman currently on antidepressants should stop treatment without talking to her physician first. They also said that pregnant women who are untreated for depression faced other risk factors in their pregnancy.

Dr. Max Wiznitzer, a pediatric neurologist at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, said pregnant women on SSRIs should not stop taking their medication without more study and information.

"The absolute risk is still low and the odds are overwhelmingly in their favor that it’s low," Wiznitzer said of the chance of a child developing autism after his or her mother took an SSRI.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

How to Relieve Sciatica and Low Back Pain?

A lot of people suffers from back pain or sciatic nerve pain specially once you get older. And about 10% of the population suffers from lower back pain. Popping pain relievers is not good since it can be addictive.

In most cases, people blamed lifting of a heavy load have caused their back pains. Sports, accidents, poor posture, obesity, stress, and living a sedentary lifestyle can also cause back pains.

If you experience back pains experts believes that 80% of the time it will resolve on its own within 2 to 4 weeks, even without treatment. But you can always speed up your recovery.

You can try natural stuff that are anti-inflammatory:

Ginger - it has anti-inflammatory properties. Use fresh ginger, steeped in boiling water as a tea or grated into vegetable juice.
Curcumin - use by osteoarthritis patients as treatment to reduce pain and increased mobility.
Boswellia - boswellin or "Indian frankincense," contains anti-inflammatory properties.
Bromelain - found in pineapples, it has anti-inflammatory properties.
Evening primrose, black currant, and borage oils - contain the essential fatty acid gamma linolenic acid (GLA), which is useful for treating arthritic pain.
Cayenne cream - it comes from dried hot peppers.

To relieve Sciatic Nerve Pain:

Sciatic Nerve Pain - is a very painful kind of back pain that results when your sciatic nerve gets pinched in your lower back. The pain is typically felt as originating in your buttock, radiating down your thigh. Try this exercise below to relieve  Sciatic Nerve Pain:

Sciatic Pain Exercise
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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Fast-food wars: McDonald's, Burger King and Wendy's Value Meals

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There's a war simmering in the fast-food world and McDonald's is getting the upper-hand against Wendy's and Burger King. McDonald's is gearing up to transform their "value platform", meaning they will offer new promotions.

They have already introduce "McPick 2" to replace Dollar Menu, this is a limited-time offer that will let customers choose two of the following items for $2: a McDouble, a McChicken, small fries, and mozzarella sticks.

The offering has gained the necessary votes from franchisees to make it onto the national menu, and will be available in U.S. restaurants for a 5-week run starting January 4, 2016. After that, McDonald's said it may change the details of the offering, but that it plans to stick with the "McPick" concept and name.

They have also made breakfast items like Egg McMuffins available throughout the day.

In response to McDonald's offer, Burger King and Wendy's unleash more promotions, and both chains saw increase in sales.

Burger King offers a 10-nugget deal for $1.49. It's also offering coupons for other food items on its mobile app. While, Wendy's promo is "4 for $4" meal that includes a junior bacon cheeseburger, 4 chicken nuggets, small fries, and a drink for only $4.

McDonald's says that 25% of their customers are looking for value meals.

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Monday, November 16, 2015

Burnt Toast and Crispy potatoes increase risk of cancer

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A new study by the British government's Food Standards Agency (FSA) reported that burnt toast and other highly crispy food contains high amounts of cancer-causing toxin called acrylamide. Acrylamide are chemicals that are produced naturally as a result of cooking starch-rich food at high temperatures like frying or baking. It is also likely to be produced by grilling and roasting food.

"Some foods are rich in acrylamide due to the way they are produced. Further cooking of carbohydrate rich foods, for example the grilling of bread to make toast, causes more acrylamide to be produced. This browning process is indicative of acrylamide production, levels are higher in well cooked dark brown chips compared to lighter brown cooked chips," quoting the report.

The amount of acrylamide produced depends on how long and how high is the temperature in cooking the food. Long duration and high temperatures form more acrylamide than short duration and lower temperatures.

The study is performed using 50 households. They took food samples from each household and measured their acrylamide levels in a lab. They found that 9 micrograms per kilogram of acrylamide in the palest piece of toast, while the darkest piece had 167. Fries contained more than 1,000 micrograms per kilogram of acrylamide.

The study said that regular eating of food that contains the cancer-causing natural by-product of cooking process can increase the risk of cancer.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

WHO: Cancer Causing Food Includes Bacon, hotdog, ham, red meat, sausage, cold cuts, and other processed meat

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World Health Organization warn the public about eating too much cancer causing food, included on their list are Bacon, hotdog, ham, sausage, cold cuts, and other processed meat (corned beef, luncheon meat, beef jerky, beefloaf). Also included on the list are read meat (beef, pork, veal, mutton, horse and goat), specially if they are cooked in high temperatures or pan-fried since it releases higher amounts of chemicals that can cause colon and stomach cancers.

WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in Lyon, France, placed processed meat in the same category as smoking or asbestos that has a confirmed link in causing cancer.

When a meat are cooked in direct contact with a flame or at high temperatures the meat produces carcinogens. The study also suggest that daily consumption of 1.75 ounces (50 gram) of processed meat can increase the risk of developing a colorectal cancer by 18%

However, according to Cancer.gov other food like fish and poultry that are cooked using high-temperature methods (pan-fried or grilling) especially above 300ºF can also form Heterocyclic amines (HCAs) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). Through experiments it has been found that, HCAs and PAHs are mutagenic that is, they cause changes in DNA that may increase the risk of cancer.

WHO statement about the link between processed meat and colorectal cancer

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween

Halloween is my favorite time of year because it’s the only time that I don’t mind hearing you say  “boo” all the time…even when your boyfriend is around…Happy Halloween friends!

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Sleep Deprivation Linked to Risk Factors for Stroke, Diabetes and Heart Disease

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According to a recent study, those who are getting less than 6 hours of sleep are more likely to increase their chances to develop diabetes, heart disease and strokes.

The clustering of risk factors that includes high cholesterol, high blood sugar, high serum triglycerides, abdominal (central) obesity, and high blood pressure is known as metabolic syndrome.

Dr. Jang Young Kim of Yonsei University in South Korea  said that the people who lacks sleep should be aware of the risks of developing metabolic syndrome, which could lead them to suffer from life threatening and chronic diseases."

Their research is composed of 2,600 adults they were studied for more than 2 years and found that participants who didn’t get at least 6 hours of sleep a night were 41% more likely to develop metabolic syndrome than individuals who got 6 to 8 hours of sleep. The subjects underwent medical exams and shared their medical history.

The team followed up on the subjects after 2 and half years and 560 (22%) of them developed metabolic syndrome. Sleep deprivation was linked to about 30% increased risk of high blood sugar and excess belly fat, as well as 56% higher odds of hypertension, compared to those who have ample sleep.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Fruits That Helps you Lose Weight Fast

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Losing weight is a lifestyle change and there are no magic pill it's hard work and sacrifice. Eating fruits instead of junk foods is a great way to lose weight. Fruits have low calories and are full of vitamins and nutrients. Fruit also keep you full longer. Fruits can be taken for breakfast, lunch or dinner, or snacks in between meals.

A new research shows that eating certain fruits can help you burn fat and speed up weight-loss. If you want to know which fruits then keep on reading.

Avocado - it may contain high amount of fat but those fats are good for you. It has high amounts of omega 9 fatty acids, they are monosaturated fats that have high health benefits for your body. It also elevate the rate of fat conversion to energy that improves your metabolism. Avocados are also appetite suppressant it can help you stop craving for more food.

Apple - this fruit contains high amount of fibre and low in calories. It also a delicious substitute for potato chips as snack in between meals. Apple contains vitamins B and C, antioxidants and minerals that are good for your body.

Blueberries - it has huge amounts of antioxidants and fat burning properties. Like avocados, it also helps you increase your metabolism that helps yous burn more calories. This fruit has also low glycaemic index that can lessen your sugar intake, really beneficial for diabetics.

Grapefruit - this fruit has high water content that helps you keep your stomach full. It also helps cleanse your body from toxins, and keeps you hydrated. The fruit also contain enzymes that burn calories.

Coconut - this helps you increase your metabolism by 30%. With less calories this fruit will keep you full, and less calories means more weight loss.

Pomegranates - this fruit contains polyphenols antioxidant that boost your body's metabolism. It also cleanse your body of toxins.

Lemons - this fruit is a very effective toxins cleanser it helps detoxify your liver. Your liver plays an important role in digesting food and burning fat. Lemons helps your body prevent fat accumulation.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

GMO’s in Meat

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Despite concerns and red flags about genetically modified foods and crops, the use of GMOs in farming has been on an upsurge yearly since the GMO was commercially introduction in 1996. According to the ISAAA, an international organization that supports crop biotechnology, biotech crops have increased 100-fold, from 1.7 million hectares (4.2 million acres) in 1996, to 170 million hectares (420 million acres) in 2012. These 170 million hectares mean that GMO crops now occupy over 10% of the world’s arable land.

The United States is the world’s top GMO producer and consumer. Most of the GMO crop are fed to livestock. Top  6 GMO crops are soy, cotton, corn, canola, sugar beet, and alfalfa. They are heavily utilized by the US and global animal feed market.

Feeding cattle genetically modified (GMO) crops is unhealthy for the animals and results in unsafe beef.

GMOs are not yet proven safe for human consumption. Many studies claiming the safety of GE-foods are industry-funded and only last for 90 days.

There are also reports that scientists in China have created genetically modified cattle designed to produce tastier beef.


Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Saturated Fats are Good in Moderation

Saturated Fats, food, health

There are a lot of products that say low or zero fat and people think in an instant that they are healthy because it keep them fit and keep their heart healthy. However, that is not entirely true. The
McMaster University in Canada did not find any link between the amount of saturated fat people ate and their risk of death from heart disease, stroke or Type 2 diabetes. Also there are dietitians that advice people to take in more good fats in our diet.

Food products don't differentiate between good fats and bad fats, so buying food that are zero or low fat is not wise and can harm your health.

Dr. John Briffa of The Cholesterol Truth  said that the mainstream focusing on the dangers of saturated fat are absurdly exaggerated. These means you should not follow the advice of some health advocate or fad diet to cut down on saturated fats just eat in moderation. Eating butter is not bad if taken in moderately since it is rich in saturated fats, vitamins, cholesterol that is important for brain and nervous system development and various natural compounds with anti-fungal, antioxidant and even anti-cancer properties.

If you remove saturated fats from your diet, you will be missing the health benefits that it can give you like vitamins D, E, K, and A. People should know the differences between good and bad dietary fats.

Fats that are bad for you are Trans-fats (Hydrogenated fats) since they are dense and can block your coronary arteries. These fats are made through "hydrogenation" which is a food manufacturing process in which oils are turned from liquid to solid at high temperatures. They add hydrogen atom to the oil molecule which will turn the oil solid.

This fat also increase the level of LDL which are bad cholesterol in our blood, it also lower the HDL which are good cholesterol.

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Saturday, August 15, 2015

Low-fat diet is Better than Low carb Diet

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It is often debated among health enthusiast which is better Low-fat diet or Low carb diet both offers a good lifestyle and better health however a new study shows that restricting dietary fat can lead to greater weight loss loss than carbohydrate restriction, even though a low-carb diet reduces insulin and increases fat burning.

The study was published at Cell Metabolism journal. According to one of the researchers Kevin Hall from National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases"A lot of people have very strong opinions about what matters for weight loss, and the physiological data upon which those beliefs are based are sometimes lacking. I wanted to rigorously test the theory that carbohydrate restriction is particularly effective for losing body fat since this idea has been influencing many people's decisions about their diets."

For the research, they use 19 adults that suffers from obesity they confine them to a metabolic ward for two dieting periods of two weeks each. After two dieting periods, they have found that body fat lost under the Low-fat diet was better than with Low carb Diet even though more fat was burned with the low-carb diet.

Body fat loss was calculated using the difference between daily fat intake and net fat oxidation while participants were inside a metabolic chamber.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Hundreds Infected in the U.S. caused by Contaminated Cilantro

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More than 380 people in the United States have gotten sick with a stomach illness tied to Mexican cilantro contaminated by human waste, according to US Food and Drug Administration.

This is the 4th straight summer in which the intestinal infection cyclosporiasis has been reported in the US. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are investigating the cause of the latest outbreak, which believe to have started after May 1.

According to FDA, they believe that the contaminated cilantro has parasite shed from the intestinal tract of humans in the growing fields, contaminated water or harvesting, processing and packing activities. It causes diarrhea, nausea and fatigue which can last several weeks to a month or more if untreated.

They have traced the cilantro which comes from Puebla, Mexico.

source CDC

Friday, July 17, 2015

Frozen Chicken Recall after 11 Fall to Salmonella Illnesses

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If you have frozen chicken in your freezer you need to check now as Aspen Foods orders a massive recall
recall of nearly 2 million pounds of frozen chicken after three people became ill in Minnesota, according to a USDA announcement Wednesday.

Aspen, a Koch Poultry Company division, has ordered a recall of 1,978,680 pounds of frozen, raw, stuffed and breaded chicken, which was produced between April 15 and July 10 with "best if used by" dates between July 14, 2016 and October 10, 2016.

The affected products have the establishment number "P-1358" inside the USDA inspection mark and were shipped across the country.

This follows another recently massive chicken recall by Barber Foods of Portland, Maine, this week which is recalling 1.7 million pounds of frozen chicken because of reports of 8 people became ill with salmonella in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Eating food that is contaminated with Salmonella can give you a bacterial foodborne illnesses with the following symptoms diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after exposure. While most recover without treatment, people with weakened immune systems are more likely to develop a severe illness from it.

Last Wednesday, Murry's recalled about 20,000 pounds of Bell & Evans gluten-free breaded chicken breast nuggets due to Staphylococcal enterotoxin contamination.

To check more information about the recall visit USDA's website.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Sniffing Test That Detects Autism

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A new study has found that it may be possible to detect autism in children by measuring their reaction to odors.

According to the National Autistic Society smell test can become another tool to detect autism. Liron Rozenkrantz a researcher said children normally altered the depth of their sniffing to the odors, he added that children with autism didn't show this modulation at all, they took the same sniff for the smell of fragrance as they did for rotten food. Autistic children do not make the distinction of the odor.

The study is published in the journal Current Biology. Researchers timed the reaction of children to pleasant and unpleasant odor, using a device called an olfactometer that gave the subjects different scents through a small tube that fit into nostrils. Another tube measures how much air the children were breathing in as they were exposed to each odor.

The study used a small sample group, that is composed of 36 children, with 18 diagnosed with autism. The children were exposed to smells that includes sour milk, rotten fish, soap and roses. Typically developing children adjusted their sniffing very quickly about 305 milliseconds while children diagnosed with autism reacted much slower.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

How to Make A Creamy Scrambled Eggs

Cooking scrambled eggs is simple and easy however if you overcooked it, it becomes rubbery and dry. What you want is a buttery, creamy, smooth scrambled eggs. Here's how it is made:
3 large eggs
1½ tablespoon of whole milk (½ tablespoon for each egg)
1¾ teaspoons cornstarch or potato starch (½ + 1/8 teaspoon for each egg)
3 tablespoons unsalted butter (1 tablespoon for each egg)

1. Crack the eggs and put it in a bowl.
2. Use another bowl and pour the  milk and cornstarch and then whisk it together until it is free from lumps.
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3. Pour the milk and cornstarch mixture to your eggs and beat it.
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4. Season it with salt.
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5. Use a non-stick skillet, pre-heat it on high heat until hot. Then add butter.
6. After the butter is melted, add the beaten eggs.
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7. Allow 3 seconds to pass, the edges of the eggs should have started to bubble then remove the skillet from the heat to stop the cooking process. Start stirring the eggs. Mix it up to 13 seconds when the eggs have absorbed all the butter, but remain partially undercooked. Then transfer it to a plate.
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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

McDonald's McLobster

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Do you want lobster but can't afford it? Try McDonald's McLobster, they will be offering their version of lobster roll named McLobster from June 17 up to June 30 or while supplies last. McLobster is made with 100%, real Atlantic lobster according to the fastfood company and it is priced at just $7.49 +tax. Unfortunately, it's only available in Canada.

The limited-time McLobster is part of their “Great Canadian Taste Adventure” campaign to promote Canadian inspired flavors. The other other added menu included in the summer promotion are, maple and bacon poutine, a chocolate nanaimo sundae, cottage country chicken and the Western BBQ burger.

source: http://www.mcdonalds.ca/ca/en/promotions/flavourpassport.html

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Health Benefits in Quitting Diet Soda

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Experts said that giving up diet soda will improve your overall health.

- It will help you think clearly since artificial sweetener aspartame disrupts brain chemicals, nerve signals that can lead to headaches, anxiety, and insomnia, in a study done by the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

- You'll taste your food better since drinking diet soda with artificial sweeteners overwhelmed your taste buds with sweets and alters sweet receptors in your brain that prolongs sugar cravings rather than satisfies them.

Heather Bainbridge, RD, from Columbia University Medical Center Weight Control Center said:

“We often see patients change snack choices when they give up diet soda. Rather than needing sugary treats or something really salty like pretzels and chips, they reach for an apple and a piece of cheese. And, when they try diet soda again, they find it intolerably sweet."

- It will help you lose weight. Despite being diet soda with no sugar in it, drinking daily will increase your chance of becoming obese in the next decade by 65% according to Diabetes Care since it is connected to an increase in metabolic syndrome—obesity, high blood-pressure, high triglycerides—which leads to heart disease and diabetes.

- Improve your kidney function. When you get rid of unhealthy ingredients in diet soda, your kidneys will be clearing toxins, stabilizing blood pressure, and absorbing minerals.

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Friday, June 5, 2015

Herpes Virus Causes Disgusting Blister Finger Infection

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Blister Finger Infection, herpes

Live Science reports a 23 years old man consulted his doctors for his finger that has blisters, doctors diagnosed that the cause is not bacteria but herpes virus which usually affects the genitals or causes cold sores around the mouth. Sometimes this virus can infect the fingertip, the condition is called herpetic whitlow.

Experts said that herpetic whitlow infections poses a serious risk if not treated immediately or if improperly treated since it can lead to complications such as herpetic encephalitis, which is a herpes infection that attacks brain. Expert said that bacterial and herpetic whitlow requires a different treatment.

The symptoms of a herpes virus infection usually subside on their own, but the virus hibernates within the body's nerve cells. If the person with herpes virus experience some triggers, like stress it become active again, that results to outbreaks.

Whitlow propagate in warm, moist environments. People who suspect they have whitlow should have it checked by a doctor immediately, since the infection can spread to the whole hand, and sometimes even to the tendon, which is very hard to treat and will generally require surgery of the hand.

Friday, May 29, 2015

How Many Cups of Coffee is safe to take per day?

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Coffee has been a daily ritual for most of us, we can't function without having a cup of coffee in the morning. It has also a lot of health benefits like decreasing the risk of stroke and prostate cancer, it also known to fight depression in women. However, too much of anything is always bad.

According to the FDA, 400 mg per day of caffeine (approximately 4 cups of coffee) is a safe amount of caffeine for healthy adults. Taking too much caffeine (500mg above) can cause tremors, restlessness, irritability, insomnia and stomach upset.

Also a Mayo Clinic research found out that healthy young men who drinks over 28 cup of coffee weekly(above 4 cups of coffee a day) increase the risk of death from different causes of about 56%. As for healthy younger woman the increase is 100%.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Ticks in Toronto tested for Lyme disease

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Ticks are nasty and it can be nastier if it carries lyme disease. Blacklegged ticks ussually hang around in tall grass and wooded areas and they often latch on to campers and hikers. Health officials in Toronto said that they are testing ticks that are found in Morningside Park and on Algonquin Island for Lyme disease. They have also tested ticks in the Rouge Valley which tested positive to Lyme disease.

Health officials said that people with Lyme Disease has shoot up from 128 cases in 2009 in Canada to 682 by 2013.

Officials said people who are in outdoor a lot should check for ticks after outdoor activities like walking the dog, hiking, or mowing the lawn. They also suggest wearing long sleeves and pants and clothes that are ligth colored.

Symptoms of Lyme disease include a red bull’s-eye rash, headaches, fever, fatigue, and muscle pain.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Restaurant Serving Human Flesh

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A hotel restaurant in Anambra, Nigeria has been raided by cops last year when authorities discovered they were serving  human flesh. Police discovered 2 human heads that were still bleeding, they were draining the blood into a plastic bag. Other items found were 2 AK-47 rifles, 2 army caps, 40 rounds of live ammunition, and a lot of cell phones.

A pastor in the area who frequented the place said, he didn't know that it was human meat that he ate at such [an] expensive price. Authorities have arrested 11 people connected with the restaurant and it has since been shut down.

Cannibalism still exist even though it's 2015, another one is Australian chef Marcus Volke who killed and cooked his girlfriend before killing himself. In Brazil, a couple were arrested for killing potential nanny candidates and then cooking their flesh into meaty empanadas.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Girl Doesn't Age Like a Vampire

Girl Doesn't Age, forever young, Layla Qualls, Syndrome X

A girl from Oklahoma has a syndrome that slows her aging process. If you look at Layla Qualls, she looks like a 10 month old baby girl but in reality she is now 3 years old. She has was diagnosed with Syndrome X, a sickness that slows down the aging process.

University of California Los Angeles has done an extensive study on the girl, there are only 7 children in the world that has Syndrome X which is an extremely rare condition.

Researches want to find out the genetic blueprint of this syndrome, how the genes are slowing down the aging process. The study found out that the blood of children with Syndrome X does not look younger than that of a normal child. They want to know the footprint of the mechanism that could explain that condition.

Layla is a 2nd child of Felicia and Jesse Qualls, her parents said that she would not eat when she was born and was not able to gain weight. When she turned 3 years old last May 3, she just weigh 19 pounds.

The researchers will be doing genetic study on the Syndrome X children, maybe they hope to replicate it some way and invent a medicine that slow the aging process. Think of the money they can make with all the vain people in Hollywood.

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Saturday, May 2, 2015

Replacing 1 Sugary drink with water, tea or coffee a day decrease diabetes risk

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If you want to decrease the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by 25% swap one sugary drink with a glass of water, tea or coffee each day. That's according to a study done by Cambridge University. It is published last Thursday in European journal Diabetologia.

The research use a sample size of more than 25,000 men and women ages 40-79 from the United Kingdom. They recorded their food intake for 7 consecutive days, taking notes of the type, amount and frequency of portions, and whether sugar was added.  The study found that during 11 years of follow-up, 847 participants were diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.

By swapping 1 glass of soft drinks with water or unsweetened tea or coffee, the risk of developing type 2 diabetes was decreased by 14%, by replacing sweetened milk drink with water or unsweetened tea or coffee led to a further decrease in risk about 20-25%.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Beech-Nut Recalls Baby Food After Pieces of Glass Found in Jar

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), announced on Tuesday April 14 the recall of about 1,920 lbs. of baby food products that are suspected to be contaminated with small pieces of glass. A consumer of the baby product complained after finding a small piece of glass in one of their products.

The particular product involve are 4-ounce glass jars of “Stage 2 Beech-Nut CLASSICS sweet potato & chicken” that were produced on December 12, 2014. The 4oz glass jar marked “DEC 2016” and have the product numbers “12395750815” up to “12395750821” on the cap. It also has the establishment number “P-68A” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

There are no other reports about injury or illness from consumption of these products. If you are concerned that your child have consume this product please contact a healthcare provider.

On Beech-Nut website they said that they issue the “voluntary recall” after receiving a single report of a small glass found in one of their product to ensure the safety of their consumer. If you have purchased this product you can return it to the store where it was purchased for a full refund or exchange.

If you have further questions about the recall you can contact the Beech-Nut Consumer Hotline at 866-674-4446.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Indiana Pizzeria Closes Due to Gay-Nazi Bullying

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Indiana Pizzeria,  Memories Pizza,  Memories Pizza Indiana
Owner Crystal O’Connor

Memories Pizza a mom-and-pop family restaurant in Indiana has been subject to bullying by the Gay-ISIS people who can't accept the rights of other people. For these assholes, only them have rights.

It all started on a news report (local affiliate ABC 57) which shows owner Crystal O’Connor saying that she  would refuse to cater a same-sex wedding in her Pizzeria since it is a “Christian establishment.” Then the bullying started on social media, Yelp, and she even received threatening phone calls.

“If a gay couple came in and wanted us to provide pizzas for their wedding, we would have to say no, we are a Christian establishment.” “We definitely agree with the bill.”

She believes that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, don't targets gays or discriminates them but instead protects businesses like hers who have a religious belief.

Her father said, “That’s a lifestyle that you choose, I choose to be heterosexual, they choose to be homosexual. why should I be beat over the head because they choose that lifestyle?”

Co-owner Kevin O’Connor said that the Pizzeria will be closed temporarily until things cools down.

Just visit their Yelp page here, you'll see the Gay-ISIS attacking the owner. I'm not anti-gay but sorry I can't accept people bullying just because they have different beliefs.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

California Wines Sued for Containing Dangerous Levels of Arsenic

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LOS ANGELES — If you are trying to save money on wines you may end up paying more in hospital bills. A lawsuit was against winemakers for having dangerous levels of arsenic in their products. Included are those California wines like Korbel, Sutter Home, Fetzer, Two-Buck Chuck, Beringer, Franzia, Mogen David and Almaden. There are 83 wines were listed in the lawsuit. According to the lawsuit the wine contained dangerous levels of arsenic compared to drinking water standards. It was filed by 4 California residents.

In response to the lawsuit, Wine Institute said that it is "irresponsible", they also said that they have not called for any recall. "We believe this allegation is false and misleading and that all wines being sold in the U.S. marketplace are safe," they said.

Here are the 83 bottles of wine cited in a lawsuit for cointaining dangerously high levels of arsenic, all are from 28 California wineries and were bottled under 31 different brand labels:

— Acronym (GR8RW Red Blend).
— Almaden (Heritage White Zinfandel, Heritage Moscato, Heritage Chardonnay, Mountain Burgundy, Mountain Rhine, Mountain Chablis).
— Arrow Creek (Coastal Series Cabernet Sauvignon).
— Bandit (Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon).
— Bay Bridge (Chardonnay).
— Beringer (White Merlot, White Zinfandel, Red Moscato, Refreshingly Sweet Moscato).
— Charles Shaw (White Zinfandel).
— Colores Del Sol (Malbec).
— Glen Ellen by Concannon (Glen Ellen Reserve Pinot Grigio, Glen Ellen Reserve Merlot).
— Concannon (Selected Vineyards Pinot Noir).
— Cook's (Spumante).
— Corbett Canyon (Pinot Grigio, Cabernet Sauvignon).
— Cupcake (Malbec).
— Fetzer (Moscato, Pinot Grigio).
— Fisheye (Pinot Grigio).
— Flipflop (Pinot Grigio, Moscato, Cabernet Sauvignon).
— Foxhorn (White Zinfandel).
— Franzia (Vintner Select White Grenache, Vintner Select White Zinfandel, Vintner Select White Merlot, Vintner Select Burgundy).
— Hawkstone (Cabernet Sauvignon).
— HRM Rex Goliath (Moscato).
— Korbel (Sweet Rose Sparkling Wine, Extra Dry Sparkling Wine).
— Menage A Trois (Pinot Grigo, Moscato, White Blend, Chardonnay, Rose, Cabernet Sauvignon, California Red Wine).
— Mogen David (Concord, Blackberry Wine).
— Oak Leaf (White Zinfandel).
— Pomelo (Sauvignon Blanc).
— R Collection By Raymond (Chardonnay).
— Richards Wild Irish Rose (Red Wine).
— Seaglass (Sauvignon Blanc).
— Simply Naked (Moscato).
— Smoking Loon (Viognier).
— Sutter Home (Sauvignon Blanc, Gerwurztraminer, Pink Moscato, Pinot Grigio, Moscato, Chenin Blanc, Sweet Red, Riesling, White Merlot, Merlot, White Zinfandel).

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Caramel Color in Soda can Cause Cancer

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There is a new discovery that link the soda's caramel color to cancer. Many experts believe that some ingredients in soda can cause fatal disease but there are no direct link, however this time researchers found a direct link between caramel color and cancer.

A study from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health that was published in PLOS ONE journal with a title "Caramel Color in Soft Drinks and Exposure to 4-Methylimidazole: A Quantitative Risk Assessment." The research team use a sample from 110 brands of different sodas with caramel coloring and they have found different levels of 4-Methylimidazole (4-MEI). 4-Methylimidazole (4-MEI) gives the dark brown color for soda drinks like Coke and Pepsi. What they have found out is that most of the sodas contained dangerous levels of 4-MEI, which could ultimately lead to a high caramel color cancer risk.

Based on a data research about 57% of people drink a can of soda per day, which heighten the danger of over-consumption of the carcinogen.

PhD Keeve Nachman, the lead researcher of the study, said "Soft drink consumers are being exposed to an avoidable and unnecessary cancer risk from an ingredient that is being added to these beverages simply for aesthetic purposes. This unnecessary exposure poses a threat to public health and raises questions about the continued use of caramel coloring in soda."

Friday, February 27, 2015

Coffee Lessen the Risk of Multiple Sclerosis

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Here's another reason to enjoy your cup of coffee, researchers at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine conduct a study about coffee consumption effects to MS risk. According to the study, consuming four or more cups of coffee per day may reduce your risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS).

They conducted the study since caffeine in coffee has been linked with a reduced risk of Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s, they speculate that it may also be true for other neurological disorders like MS.

They will be presenting the their study at the 67th annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology in Washington, D.C., that will be held on April 18 to 25, 2015.

Dr. Ellen Mowry, assistant professor of neurology at Johns Hopkins University let the team which examine two studies, from Sweden and another from the United States. Included in both study are people with MS and people without MS.

The study from Sweden is composed of 1,629 people with MS and 2,807 those without MS. While the U.S. counterpart is composed of 1,159 people with MS and 1,172 without.

The results of the study from Sweden, the people who didn't consume coffee had 1 and a half times increased risk of developing MS compared to people who regularly drinks coffee of at least 6 cups a day during the year before symptoms appeared. Drinking large amounts of coffee 5 or 10 years before symptoms started was similarly protective.

while in the US study, those who don't drink coffee were also about 1 and a half times more likely to develop MS compared to those who drink four or more cups of coffee a day in the year before symptoms started to develop MS.

You can view the study here

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Plant Flavored H2O

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For me drinking plain water is still the best way to quench your thirst but if you want some flavor and spice up your water there choices now.

They say there are health benefits in drinking plant based water like vitamins, antioxidant, and minerals.

Coconut water - water that you can find inside young green coconuts. It is a natural energy/sports drink since it has high potassium and mineral content. It is also good for your figure since it has low levels of fat, carbohydrates, and calories. It has cytokinins, L-arginine, ascorbic acid and magnesium.

Artichoke Water - it contain antioxidants and agents that restrain cholesterol synthesis and raise bile production that reduce the overall blood cholesterol. It also contain fiber, folate, potassium, manganese, copper, and iron.

Maple Water - yep, it's not just for pancakes anymore. Maple syrup is popular to athletes since it has no additives, preservatives, and bleaching agents. It is also not fructose. Maple Water contains antioxidants, manganese, and zinc that enhance your immune system.

Prickly Pear Cactus Water - water that comes from a cacti fruit. It has high amount of fiber called pectin. It also contains high amount of antioxidants, calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus. Expert say that cactus water promotes healthy skin and act as a hangover remedy.

Aloe Vera Water - aloe vera contains a lot of nutrients, minerals, vitamins, amino acids, and enzymes that are good for you. It also has antioxidant.

Aloe vera is also used traditionally as a multipurpose skin treatment. In Ayurvedic medicine it is called kathalai, as are extracts from agave.

Just to warn you, Aloe vera has potential toxicity with side effects occurring at some dose levels both when ingested or applied topically.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Tobacco is the Deadliest Substance in the US

It might surprise you but according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data Tobacco is the deadliest substance in the United States followed by Alcohol, opioid-based prescription painkillers, cocaine, and heroin. Both tobacco and alcohol are easily available which makes them deadly, while Heroin-linked deaths though illegal is shooting up topping 8,200 in 2013.
According to CDC tobacco is linked to one in five (5) deaths in the US each year, about 42,000 of the 480,000 deaths are caused by secondhand smoke. Even though data shows that tobacco use has declined over the years because of information campaigns, mandatory warning labels, public and workplace smoking bans, and higher taxes on tobacco products.

Alcohol related deaths which is at over 26,000 deaths in 2011 are mostly caused by liver failure and other health problems. However, if you include deaths due to drunk driving it will shoot up to 88,000 per year.

Excessive drinking also accounts to other problems like alcohol-induced aggression and erratic behavior. 40% of violent crimes are done by people who are in the influence of alcohol, according to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence. Experts says that to lessen this, alcohol should be regulated and taxed higher to reduce consumption.

Opioid-based prescription painkillers is directly linked to overdose deaths, CDC said that 31% of prescription painkiller-linked overdose deaths in 2011 are due to benzodiazepines, which is an anti-anxiety drug.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Very Generous Parents donate baby's organs

Parents of a 6-day old baby who died agreed to donate her organs for transplantation, a first in British medical Hospital. Doctors said that this will give hope to hundreds of other newborn babies and older children.

The transplant was done by a medical team at Hammersmith Hospital in London from a tiny newborn baby, that involves her kidneys and liver cells. The donor was a baby girl born at term after an emergency caesarean section. The baby was very sick since her brain had been starved of oxygen for a long period during the pregnancy that damaged her brain and was not able to respond to any stimuli. She weighed almost 3.2kg.

The doctor who attended to the baby, Gaurav Atreja, said, "It's extremely hard to put into words, the nature of my job". He said he was "very factual with the parents" and that "they showed their keenness and came back very quickly" to agree to the transplant.

Her parents gave consent to the hospital for organ donation, and 6 days after she was born when the death had been confirmed, the organs were retrieved with the help of an experienced surgeon from the National Organ Retrieval Service.

The baby's kidneys, only 3.8cm long, were about a third the size of an adult's, doctors said, but such organs are normally fully functioning after only about 37 weeks of pregnancy.

The researchers hope that this will help revolutionize a new way of thinking about neonatal organ donation.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Pope Francis Visit to Haiyan Victim Tacloban cut short because of Typhoon

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Pope Francis visited the typhoon-ravage central Philippine city of Tacloban early Saturday January 17, 2015 but it was cut short due to an impending typhoon that is threatening the province.

In the main cathedral in Palo, Leyte he told the people, that he has a sad news and he will be leaving at 1 p.m. instead of 5 p.m. "I am sad about this, truly saddened, because I had something prepared especially for you."

Pope Francis received a gift from the church which is an image of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception made from the debris from the church which was torn by Haiyan.

The incoming Tropical Storm named Mekkhala has 100 kilometers (62 miles) per hour winds, the storm suspended ferry services to Leyte and stranded thousands of travelers including some who wanted to see the pope.

Government officials estimated the crowd at 150,000 before the pope's arrival and said there were thousands more outside the airport.
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After the mass according to a local news report a scaffolding near the stage collapsed killing a woman and a plane with government officials inside overshot the runway at Tacloban airport shortly after the Pope left.

The Pope will held a Sunday Mass at Manila's Rizal Park which is expected to draw 6 million worshipers.

In the U.S. an unknown host rips the pope saying “I was starting to really like this Pope." “He’s dead to me now. Oh yeah, f*ck the Pope. Look, George Bush said it: you’re either with us or against us. Apparently the Pope is not with us.” He was reacting to the Pope statements on criticism of religion.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Massachusetts Woman Gave Birth Didn't Know She was Pregnant

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Katherine Kropas 23, of Weymouth, Massachusetts gave birth to a healthy 10-pound baby girl at South Shore Hospital in South Weymouth. She didn't know that she was pregnant, she delivered the baby Tuesday evening an hour after her doctors told her that she was pregnant.

She went to South Shore Hospital to have doctors look at her worsening back pain. Doctors could not trace the source of the pain, until they had her undergo an ultrasound test and found out she was carrying a baby in her womb.

The unprepared and clearly surprised mother was immediately rushed to the delivery room and gave birth at 11:06 pm Tuesday. She learned that she was pregnant at 10:15 PM. Kropas said that she didn't had any signs of pregnancy like morning sickness, but she had a swollen feet over the past nine months which she thought was the result of standing too much since she works as a caterer. She also said that she and her boyfriend always use birth control and her cycle didn't change.

She named her 10 lbs. baby girl Ellie.