Green Tea Fights Bone Decay
The researchers in Hong Kong have rendered an important bit of news on the efficiency of Green Tea to combat the ailments affecting the bone health. According to the researchers, Ping Chung Leung and his colleagues, there are certain chemical elements in Green Tea that can stimulate the formation of the bone and interrupt the breakdown to a great scale.
The studies have revealed some other significant vertices on the utility of green tea. It has pointed out that green tea acts beneficial in preventing heart diseases, cancer and many other serious health issues.
The scientists have taken an initiative to have an exposure of the osteoblasts or the cultured bone-forming cells two three types of major green tea components for a long period of time. The components being, epigallocatechin (EGC), gallocatechin (GC), and gallocatechin gallate (GCG). After this experiment, they have found that the activity of the key enzyme promoting growth of bone gets boosted up to 79 percent by the action of EGC. It has also been inferred that EGC give rise to an increased mineralization in the bone cells and hence make the bone strong.
It has been noted by the scientists, that EGC in concentrated form blocks the activity of osteoclast, a cell that weakens bones and add momentum to the breakdown. The researchers could not find any toxic activity led by green tea over the bone cells.
Keeping Flu Away Naturally
This is the time when swine flu is playing havoc throughout the world. Therefore masses are getting immensely afraid of flu as a whole. Although this is the time of season change and different kind of viruses are steadily working on their mission of spreading flu but the moment an individual is getting a flu, he or she is getting alarmed by taking the consequences as that of Swine Flu. Here is a brief to offer you a sigh of relief and let you know that most of the flu we are getting affected nowadays is far simple in nature in comparison to the malicious Swine Flu. Most of this flu can be cured by soughing to natural remedies. Here is a little discussion on it.
The traditional remedies using natural elements, such as, ginger, basil and black pepper act as great preventive measures for getting over the flu of varied forms. The views have been put forward by the experts of Indian Medicine. The experts constitute AYUSH, the department of Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy set up by the government of Jammu and Kashmir. Therefore, the advices provided by the band of experts belonging to the esteemed organization are no doubt valuable and will reap great benefit in fighting the flu.
Several Ayurvedic experts, private practitioners, physicians took part in a work shop organized by the research council and according to them, the growing flu epidemic comes under the "Vaata Kaphaja Jwara" discipline of the Indian Medicine. They have also said that the preventive measures are essential for building immunity and protect ones health from the different diseases occurring during spring and autumn. Due to change in season and climate. The additional measures to keep you safe from the attack of the diseases is by avoiding cold food and drinks, fruit juices during these seasons. Pepper, basil and ginger should be a must in diet. This applies both for individuals with sound health and for those who are prone to cough and cold.
Less Salt for Healthy Living
New studies have attributed a new insight to the intake of sodium that is salt which is absolutely essential in our daily life. It is been discovered that a reduction in the sodium content in our diet can be helpful to great extent in improving the health of the mass. Therefore it has been pointed out that the government and the non government organizations should take measures to create awareness among people to give up the intake of salt as much as possible.
The research has revealed that over intake of salt lead to high blood pressure, cardio vascular diseases, stomach cancer, osteoporosis and other disorders. Hypertension is prevailing as a major evil throughout the world. It is been seen that about 17-30 percent of the cases are due to consuming sodium.
According to Dr. Kevin Willis, a researcher from Canadian Stroke Network, it is only the regulation in the food industry led by the government can bring effective changes and apart from that an immediate action needs to be taken.
The research has suggested that if consumption of sodium will be reduced on mass scale then it will reduce the cardio vascular ailments to great scale. The element of hyper tension will also reduce by this. An example has been set by them as if the sodium intake will be reduced by 2mm, then HG diastolic blood pressure would be estimated to lower the risk of hypertension by 17%, coronary artery disease by 6%and stroke by 15% and there will be still many more advantages.
Therefore the national food policy should be created putting a stress on reformulation of processed food, consumers education, proper food labeling. A timeline should be maintained for meeting the target. The nongovernmental organization should partner with the government and undertake public awareness and education campaign. The health care professionals should also take initiative in offering counsel to the patients about the harms caused by intake of sodium. Training curriculums should be prepared on this context. .
Wednesday is Worst
So far, Monday has been considered as the most miserable day of the week, but lately it is been proved that Wednesday is the worst of the lot. Two American mathematicians have made a detailed analysis of the words of millions of internet blogs , Twitter being one of the major resources. They have put a score out of nine to clarify the positivism found in them.
They were Christopher Danforth and Peter Dodds, the professors in Vermount University. They have given high scores on words, such as, free, fun, rainbow and sex. They have scored 8+ and negative words, like, betray, cruel, hatred and suffocate got a score even lower than 2.
Presumably, Saturday and Sunday scored great but to the shock of many, Monday turned out to be the second happiest day in the week. The main reason behind this is that, people keep on remembering the fun filled weekend, which remains fresh in their mind still. Hence Monday in most of the case starts with an energetic and happy kick.
As people journey through Wednesday, the feeling of contentment subsides and people grow bore and energy level falls to great extent. According to Prof. Danforth, the daily experiences of people are greatly represented in the communication over the day. Thus the idea came in their mind to keep a tab on the Twitter messages and they started doing it since last one year. Hence the fascinating fact is been found, that weekends are happy indeed and Wednesday is the saddest of all. This effort can also be considered as a try to measure happiness in a collective form, which is little similar to measuring the outside temperature.
Antibiotics at a Glance
Antibiotics constitutes the wonder drug that heal a wide range of ailments and is frequently prescribed by doctors to cure different health complains. Recent researches have given rise to a new insight to the function of antibiotics. The studies pin point many new facts, such as, antibiotics are not generally given to patients who are suffering from infection of the respiratory tract and others. The diseases, for which antibiotics are mostly prescribed are, sinusitis, ear infection, bronchitis and common cold and flu.
The researchers mainly followed the trend of prescriptions ranging from the year 1995 to 2006 and inferred these unknown facts on the action of antibiotics.
The medical experts have also highlighted the facts on effectiveness of antibiotics. They have said that, antibiotics should always be used judiciously in order to have fruitful results. It has also been said that antibiotics that combat diseases are more toxic and yet more expensive. As these kind of antibiotics are mainly meant for killing bacteria, so in course of doing so, they often tend to kill the good bacteria along with the evil ones. One of the major misconceptions about antibiotics happens to be that, although they are believed to be effective to kill any germ, but in reality they are only effective to kill bacteria and only few viruses.
Another important point on applying antibiotic for treating diseases is that, if one keeps on taking them regularly, then it might give rise to allergic reactions or might hamper the effectiveness of other medicines. The time period for which the intake of the antibiotic is been advised should be maintained, as if you stop it early, then the bacteria which is not yet dead can initiate the infection again.
Fighting the Inevitable
Its a well known fact now that the top model and actress Lisa Ray is suffering from Multiple Myeloma. It is one of the rarest forms of cancer that acts violently on the plasma cells in the bone marrow multiplying them and squeezing away the red blood cells from them. The disease was detected on June 23 and the first cycle of treatment started from July 2.
It can be said that Myloma is rather an incurable disease. It is been seen that it affects about 6000 Canadians. Every year about 2100 cases on an average are diagnosed. The average age for getting detected with Myloma is 65 years. Therefore Lisa Ray is one of the junior victims of this deadly disease, as she is just 37 years old.
The actress is facing the bitter reality bravely. According to her, "I sat there with Bobcat my life partner and reservoir of Yellow and got the news I didnt react and I didnt cry. Im an actress, believe me, I can be dramatic. Not just then though."
Asked about her mode of treatment, she said that, she is on steroids and was under the vigilance of Dr. Ahmed Galal, the Hematologist at Princess Margaret Hospital. For every cycle of medication, she will be on Dexamethasone for days and then it will be four days off. She has also been advised not to indulge in sweets and food of different variety. This is a rather bad piece of information for her, as she had been a great foodie for all these years.
Lisa is a stern realist and she hopes earnestly that the disease will get healed and she will have the full remission. Therefore along with Dr, Galal, her partner Bob and the revolutionary means of treatments, like, Velcade and Revlimid, she has taken on the mission and believes that she will indeed be victorious in fighting the battle with the inevitable destiny.
Lower IQ Level Hike up Heart Diseases
A fascinating fact defining the link between heart and brain has been discovered. A research has been conducted and the outcome of it had been interesting indeed. Over 4000 people were been studied and it pointed out that it is the IQ itself that explains more than 20 percent difference between the higher and lower income groups in the society. The research was undertaken by Dr. David Batty, a well known scientist and his colleagues at University of Glasgow and University of Edinburgh. The research was conducted by Dr. Batty on behalf of the Wellcome Trust and the Medical Research Council.
The differences that could be seen are mainly due to the various exposures to the environment, the different health behavior, such as, diet, smoking, physical activities and others. Still they do not make many differences as the researchers have taken most of the risk factors in heart ailments and the consequences never varied much. A group of 4, 289 US soldiers were been studied and it had been found out that people with low income and low level of education were more prone to cardiovascular diseases. This once again proved the reality that people standing at the zone with social and economic disadvantages die more by factors, such as, heart diseases, cancer or accidents.
The intelligence and cognitive function of the brain is referred as the IQ of a human being in common terms. The level of the IQ is strongly been taken into account in the research and surprisingly, it has proved that the IQ itself explains about 23 percent of the differences between the rate of mortality of people from the high and low socio economic groups. The explanations have been put forwarded like this, the lower level of IQ marks poor health condition, whereas, the high range of IQ leads to possessing ample knowledge on healthy well being. Thus, the research also made way to conclusions that, hence after, the level of IQ of general public should be taken into consideration whenever a health promotion campaign will be undertaken.
Older Mothers prove to be more efficient in tackling pregnancy
It had been a notion since long time, that older mothers face more risk during their pregnancy for the first time but researches have proved the belief to be totally wrong. It has proved that it is the old moms who cope with the hazards of pregnancy more efficiently than the younger moms. At the same time, it is also proved that they are very much anxious to ensure welfare to the child yet to be born. This inference has been successfully drawn by Catherine McMahon, a practicing psychologist at Macquarie University.
The principal aim behind conducting the research was that, the researchers wanted to find out the impact drawn by the age of the parents the IVF conception on physical health; they also wanted to find out the psychological adaptations likely to occur during the first time parenthood. The study took place on the basis of an analysis on women of age group of 20s, 30s and 40s. The analysis was conducted during the trimester starting from the third month till four months after the baby is born. Both the age of the mother and the infertility factor were taken into account. There was very less differences in the physical health, the comfort level, the mood, the exercises and physical activities of both young and old mothers.
The most interesting fact observed is that the older mothers were really eager about the well-being of the unborn child. The reason must be that, as old mothers are more prone to different critical obstetric complications and hence come up the fear factor. At present the researchers are more concerned about the physical and psychological experiences held by the older mothers and how they coped up the transition along with their baby. It is been thought that this will certainly recognize the aspects the older mothers seek support for.
Low level of Vitamin D Makes You Prone to Heart Ailments
It happens to be a well known fact that Vitamin D is a great health enhancer. It is very important to include in ones diet as an essential nutrient, as deficiency of Vitamin D leads to various diseases. A recent study on the benefits of Vitamin D has pointed to a far more significant role played by the nutrient. The study depicts that Vitamin D comprise immense goodness in taking care of our lifeline, the very precious heart.
The latest researches have revealed the utility of Vitamin D in combating the different ailments including the critical cardio vascular diseases. It is been clearly proved that lack of Vitamin D accelerates the rate of heart ailments. The deficiency of Vitamin D creates high risk of increased blood pressure, which tends to originate several maladies such as, strokes, heart failure and hence causing sudden death. These are the consequences concluded by the eminent researchers Suzanne Judd, University of Alabama, Birmingham and Vin Tangpricha of Emory University.
According to the researchers, the deficiency of Vitamin D acts as a link between Osteoporosis and heart failure. They are the common ailments taking place among the older crowd. Still researches are going on at a large scale to find out the additional know-how on the relation.
Migraine Acting As Boon to Breast Cancer Patients
A research by Christopher I. Li, a breast-cancer epidemiologist and associate member of the Hutchinson Centers Public Health Sciences Division has given rise to a surprising consequence. The study has revealed that Migraine, one of the most painful ailments in women can play a great role in reducing the risk of Breast Cancer to a great extent. Li has published his report on the initial researches on the same matter last November.
There had been some significant differences between the previous and the present research. This time the researchers have confirmed that the reduction in the risk of breast cancer remains same irrespective of the factors such as, diagnosis of the migraine, the menopausal status of the women, the medication offered, the level of alcohol consumption and the replacement of hormones. Another major difference between the studies happens to be that, this time the scale of research was far larger than the initial one. The scope has is about 5 times larger. The first study was done on the basis of 1000 case studies but this time, around 4,500 cases were been taken on account. The women involved in the analysis were also been drawn from five metros instead of one. The first research dealt with women within the age group of 55- 74 but this time it has been extended from 34 to 64. Therefore consequences could be seen both in case of women passing through pre and post menopausal stage.
The research has put special stress on the lifestyle behavior of the women, such as smoking and drinking habits, hormone replacement tendency and others. It has marked that even for women who dont have the habit of drinking or smoking had shown the same results. Migraine and reduced risk of breast cancer stand as an individual factor of protection, independent of all factors. The thing which is still yet to be discovered is that what is the exact way, migraine offers protection against breast cancer. It is only been discovered that it is related to hormones, though the biological mechanism is still unknown.
Vinegar Enhancing Health
Vinegar, which is an essential ingredient to flavor up different recipes with a tickling taste and is one of the most important components for salad dressing and garnishing food item, has also proved itself to a great extent as a necessary element in promoting health and controlling fat.
Tomoo Kondo, a scientist from Japan along with his fellow researchers has recently found out the fascinating fact about vinegar. The main reason behind their study was that, vinegar had been a significant constituent for the different folk medicines since ancient times and had been used effectively in curing the different ailments for a long time.
The recent findings have provided great exposure to the utility of vinegar and have revealed that it can be very well used as a medication for controlling the level of the blood sugar, blood pressure, on the other hand, the greatest use of it has also been discovered. Researches evidenced that Vinegar does wonder in preventing accumulation of fat.
The research is primarily been conducted over a group of mice, who were given a dirt rich in fat and then they were given dosage of acetic acid. Its been seen that they have developed less body fat than the other mice. The recent research has also projected that acetic acid constituting the principal component in vinegar combat fat formation by transforming the genes that oxidize the fatty acid enzyme. The genes in turn agitate the proteins essential in breaking down the fats and therefore curbing down the extent of fat accumulation in the body. Hope, this research will turn out effective for human beings to a greater scope and vinegar will take the position of one of the most efficient solution in controlling fat.
Coffee spells cure to Alzheimer`s
The researches conducted during recent times have given rise to an enchanting fact and it is indeed fascinating to the coffee lovers round the globe. Coffee happens to be one of the most favorite beverages to almost everyone. The importance got enhanced to far higher level as; studies have proved that coffee can essentially be used as a preventive measure against the dreadful disease called Alzheimer`s.
A team of researchers from the University of Florida has conducted extensive research on the context of finding out effective elements in coffee for curing the Alzheimer`s disease. Analysis has inferred that caffeine has the ability to decrease the protein level rising abnormally in case of Alzheimer`s. They have undertaken the research on mice, the brain and blood of which displayed evidences of Alzheimer`s. Therefore, this finding has given rise to a feasible way to treat Alzheimer`s. The researchers have said that drinking 5 cups of coffee a day not just help as a protective initiative against Alzheimer`s but can very well be turned into a strategic treatment for it. The view has been put forward by Dr. Gary Arendash, who is a USF neuroscientist with the Florida ADRC.
The research work progressed like this, some mice were given a diet of caffeine, and half of them got it mixed with their drinking water while the rest got it as a dilution in the plain water. The study was conducted for two months and at the end, a test of memory and thinking skill was conducted over them. The mice getting the dose of caffeine did much better than the normal ones. The ones which were already suffering from the disease also showed great improvement, as the amyloid protein in their brain decreased by 50 percent on account of the research. This experimentation can be called as the best ever experiment on mice for detecting the usefulness of caffeine as a solution to Alzheimer`s disease. The fact has been acknowledged by Dr Huntington Potter, the director of the Florida Alzheimer`s Disease Research Centre in Tampa and Neil Hunt, the chief executive of the Alzheimer`s Society.
So, keep on drinking coffee and now do it for a far better cause.
Vegetarian Diet Lowers Bone Density
Living on vegetarian diet is in true terms a good thing to do. There are very few substitutes to a diet comprising green leafy vegetables. Still, as exceptions exist in every fact, the same way disadvantages of vegetarian diet have also been found out. There lies the news for the day. The information will be immensely important for the individuals, who religiously follow a strict vegetarian diet. The researchers from Australia have discovered that vegetarian diet lowers bone density.
There has been a comparative study between the meat eaters and the vegetarians. The inference revealed that the bones of the individuals sustaining on vegetarian diet is weaker than that of the meat eating individuals. More than 2,700 people were been involved into the study and it proved that the bone density of the vegetarians is about five percent lesser than that of the meat eaters. The people living on vegan diet are more susceptible to the problem, as they exclude all form of food derived from animal, even dairy products and egg. The findings have confirmed that the bone density of the people living on vegan diet is yet 6 % lesser than meat-eaters.
Researches are going on and no significant difference could be discovered between the bones of the ovolactovegetarians or the eggetarians, that is, who eat egg and dairy products along with vegetables and leave out meat and sea food and the meat eaters. The consequences of the researches have been published in American Journal of Clinical Nutrition and it has pointed out the lower range of mineral density in the bone. Although, it is not yet clear that whether lower bone density increases the risk of fracture or not. Still the growing trend of transforming to vegetarianism is no more a perfect choice as it can really add up momentum to the widely spread ailment to bones known as osteoporosis. So turn vegetarians, no problem but give a thought on the crucial aspects of the consequence. The best policy can be turning vegetarians but not vegans.
Secrets Revealed For a Healthy and Long Lasting Life
Recent reports say that the essentials to a healthy life are constituted by few healthy habits and some careful practices. It is just about eating the correct type of food in proper proportion, indulging in yoga exercises and your health is ensured for life. Taking the right food and balancing it with all the essential nutrients help in protecting the eyes, the brain, the bones, the heart and different other body parts and physical functions to a great extent in the long run. An analysis on this have been published in The British Nutrition Foundation`s Healthy Ageing report
The Report points out towards the usefulness of food containing vitamin B12, such as eggs, milk fish and various cereals for enhancing the strength of the body. The report has also stated that Omega 3 which is mostly available in oil of fish is very effective in increasing the power of brain.
Apart from this, light has been thrown on the effectiveness of other nutritious diet. Bones grow strong and healthy by means of attributing Calcium to the diet and they are found in food, like, yoghurt, milk and cheese. Including these foods in the diet diminishes the risk of the disease, called, osteoporosis.
Vitamin B12, Folic acid, fiber and Omega 3 are good for retaining a healthy heart. Oily fish, fresh fruits, nuts and green leafy vegetables can be considered as great sources of theses elements. They are also some of the necessary components to ensure good health of your eyes. Some of the best constituents for retaining good health for your eyes are grapes, Kiwi fruit, spinach, broccoli and red peppers. Exercising and different activities, such as, as walking, dancing and even gardening reduces the risk of the heart ailments to a great extent, promote blood circulation and in many cases spell wonder to diseases like diabetes or cancer.
So, follow these simple key to well-being and have a great health.
Eat Chocolates to Lose Weight
Good news for all the Chocolate lovers. If you are trying to lose weight and think that you have to quit eating chocolates then its not. Instead of stopping chocolates from your diet plan; start having chocolates in your breakfast.
Chocolates can help you shed those extra pounds. Its because eating chocolate is a part of a new `Big Breakfast" weight-loss plan that involves 700-calories worth of carbohydrates into your body when you wake up.
Along with 30g of chocolate, you will also have to dig into a glass of milk, two slices of cheese, 85g of lean meat and two slices of buttered whole-grain toast every morning.
Doctor Daniela Jakubowicz, who has the diet on her patients for 15 years, told the Daily Express that the breakfast works as it helps curb hunger cravings later in the day.
She said: "Very low carbohydrate diets are not a good method to reduce weight. They exacerbate the craving for carbohydrates."
Tata Motors launches Jaguar, Land Rover in India
Tata Motors has launched Land Rover, Jaguar in India. The Multi Utility vehicle (MUV) entry level cost will be Rs 63 lakh. The showroom of both Jaguar and Land Rover will be co-owned in Mumbai. Tata acquired the car the Ford automobile.
At the launch of cars, Tata Motors chief Ratan Tata told reporters, "It`s quite a memorable day in the history and heritage of Tata Motors. JLR has been well received and well established in India (in the past), but over the years this brand has been disconnected from India."
"I think the cars will exhibit the levels of technology and levels of performance here," he said, adding the two brands would give Indian public an opportunity to experience the "pleasure of driving the superior technology.
"Now, we have decided to extend the penetration of the two brands in India," Tata said.
King of Pop
Michael Jackson, the king of Pop is no more. The legendary musician who created the stir worldwide with his singing, style and famous dance move like moonwalk and anti gravity lean will be remembered forever. Since the news of his sudden demise broke out, fans from all over the world has paid their homage to the pop legend.
Michael Jackson (1958-2009) gave record-breaking music albums in his career that stunned the world and music lovers. Michaels album Thriller (1982) went on to sell up to 109 million copies, making it the best-selling album of all time. Seven singles from Thriller including "Beat It" and "Billie Jean" hit the Billboard Hot 100 top 10. Thriller was followed by other highly successful music albums like Bad, Dangerous, History and Invincible. Michael Jackson was not just a good singer but a great performer.
He made the audience go crazy with his dance moved during onstage live performances. Its estimated that Michael Jacksons total lifetime earnings from music videos, revenue from concerts, royalties on his solo recordings and endorsements is close to $500 million. With the sudden death of Michael Jackson, the Music lost its M. Michael Jackson is no more with us but his music will live forever.
In 1985, singers from the world over got together to sing We Are the World written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie as an ode to Africa. On January 26, 2009, singers will get together for Republic Day to pay tribute to the victims of the Mumbai terror attack. International singer Rihanna with violinist L Subramaniam and singer Kavita Krishnamoorthy will perform before the President.
The songs are to motivate those who have lived through the tragedy. It is a tribute to those who laid down their lives for a cause; it is also a tribute to those who lost their lives merely because they were present on the scene. Artists and singers hope that it will awaken people to the situation of terrorists in India and will encourage people not to take things lying down but to work towards the removal of terrorist activities in the country.
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