Friday, May 29, 2015
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 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
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
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
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%.