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Colonoscopy to Diagnose Colon and Bowel Disease Shown Accurate

Colonoscopy to Diagnose Colon and Bowel Disease Shown Accurate A study on Virtual colonoscopy was published in Wednesday’s issue of New England Journal of Medicine. It’s the largest study to estimate the accuracy of the technology; the research was sponsored by the National Cancer Institute and had 2,600 men and women tested at 15 medical centers. Dr. Daniel Johnson of the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona and colleagues are the ones who initiated and took...

Baby (Fetus) Movement / Rolling During Pregnancy

Image of Baby (Fetus) Movement / Rolling During Pregnancy Childbirth usually occurs about 38 weeks from fertilization, i.e. approximately 40 weeks from the start of the last menstruation. Thus, pregnancy lasts about nine months, although the exact definition of the English word “pregnancy” is a subject of controversy.A pregnancy is divided into trimesters: the first trimester is from week 1 to the end of week 12, the second trimester is from week 13 to...

Measure Your Children Physical and Mental Development Stages

Measure Your Children Physical and Mental Development Stages In developmental screening time has to be spent in gaining friendship of the child and time can be profitably utilized by offering, for example, a 10 month old baby- a small toy to see how the child grasps it and reacts to it. Much more is learnt by simply watching a child play and his or her reactions to the surroundings. Developmental screening is usually carried out by questionnaire by a...

Criteria for Rational Prescribing

Criteria for Rational Prescribing Rational prescribing should meet the certain criteria such as appropriate diagnosis, indication, drug, patient, dosage, duration, route of administration, information and monitoring : Appropriate diagnosis: To achieve correct diagnosis one has to depend on the clinical features and laboratory investigations Clinical feature is the most important criterion. For example, we can easily diagnose a...

Signs and Symptoms of Infant Autism and Its Care

Signs and Symptoms of Infant Autism and Its Care Infantile autism is characterized by general and profound failure to develop social relationships, language retardation and ritualistic and compulsive behavior. Approximate incidence is 4:10,000. More boys than girls are affected and clinical finding manifest before the age of 30 months. Etiology : Although the cause of autism remains unknown CNS dysfunction is suggested by the increased...

Daily Recommended Sleep for Children and Adolescents Ages 5 to 19

Daily Recommended Sleep for Children and Adolescents Ages 5 to 19 ;Sleep Depriva How do you know if your child's weight gain is normal and when it's leading to childhood obesity? Children, unlike adults, need extra nutrients and calories to fuel their growth and development. So if they consume about the number of calories they need for daily activities, growth and metabolism, they add pounds in proportion to their added inches. But children who eat more calories than they...

What is asthma?

What is asthma? Asthma one of the leading caused of visits to the doctor's office. It is responsible for more absences from work and school than any other chronic illness. What's more, it's on the rise. Asthma is a chronic disease of the lungs in which the airways overreact to certain factors, called asthma triggers, by becoming inflamed or obstructed, making it difficult to breathe comfortably. Experts refer to...

Common Childhood Asthma and Its Management

Common Childhood Asthma and Its Management To most persons, asthma means wheezing regardless of its cause. As per American thoracic society definition, Asthma is defined as "a disease characterized by an increased responsiveness of the trachea and bronchi to various stimuli and manifested by narrowing of the air ways that changes in severity either spontaneously or as a result of treatment". Essentially, asthma is a reversible airways...

Ketogenic Diet to Reduce Hunger, Diabetes and Obesity

Ketogenic Diet to Reduce Hunger, Diabetes and Obesity It is known that intake of monounsaturated fat increases the concentration of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol and reduces the glucose concentration1 and the degree of insulin resistance, at least in patients with diabetes mellitus. Replacing dietary carbohydrate with polyunsaturated or monounsaturated fat decreases the risk of coronary heart disease, as predicted by favorable changes...

Don’t Take Excessive Salt, it May Induce Gastric and Duodenal Ulcers Bacteria

Don’t Take Excessive Salt, it May Induce Gastric and Duodenal Ulcers Bacteria A pinch and a dash of salt can quickly add up to unhealthy levels of sodium, especially when many foods already contain more than enough sodium. About 11 percent of the sodium in the average U.S. diet comes from adding salt or other sodium-containing condiments to foods while cooking or eating. But the majority of the sodium — 77 percent — comes from eating prepared or processed foods that...

Food for The Prevention of Cancer; Researchers Suggest

Food for The Prevention of Cancer; Researchers Suggest A substantial number of American adults hold fatalistic beliefs about cancer and are correspondingly less likely to take basic steps to lower their cancer risk, such as exercising, quitting smoking and eating a healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables. To date the greatest success in this field has come from the use of drugs with shown effect in advanced malignancy. But increasingly research is...

Keep Food Record What You Eat for Better Weight Loss

Keep Food Record What You Eat for Better Weight Loss There's a reason so many doctors and nutritionists recommend keeping a food diary when you're trying to lose weight: It actually appears to work. The case for food diaries (or food records or journals) got a little stronger today, when weight-loss researchers reported that a large, multicenter study suggests that tracking what goes in your mouth can double the amount of weight lost. The findings...

UV Index Fact Sheet: National UV Index and Health Effects of Excessive UV Exposure

Health Effects of Excessive UV Exposure Background Increasing concern is being expressed by healthcare professionals, public health leaders and voluntary health organizations worldwide about the rapid increase in skin cancers and potential eye and immune system damage as a result of excessive ultraviolet (UV) exposure from the sun and other sources. The ozone layer shields the Earth from harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Ozone...

Tips for Overcoming Insomnia

Sleep is vital to health and well-being. Despite this, millions of people suffer from sleep problems. Insomnia, the repeated difficulty of falling or staying asleep, is experienced by nearly everyone at some point in his or her life, although it becomes more common as we grow older. If you're experiencing sleep problems, it's time to make some changes in your routine to ensure that you get a good...

Insomnia: When Counting Sheep Doesn’t Work

Occasional periods of sleeplessness affect us all at some time or another, and it can be very frustrating to deal with. But what if you are constantly faced with this problem every night as you lie in bed? Or do you fall asleep only to wake up shortly and are unable to go back to sleep? Do you go many nights -- sometimes even weeks -- with little or no sleep? If so, you are facing a serious...

Five Tips for Selecting the Perfect Spa Vacation

Did you know that, according to research conducted by Pricewaterhouse Coopers for the International SPA Association, spa visits in the U.S. have increased almost 60 percent from 1997 to 1999, and that the number of spas in the U.S. has grown at an annual rate of 19 percent in the last five years? Both day spas and destination spas are becoming increasingly popular. Going to a destination spa (one...

10 Tips for Making the Most of a Spa Vacation

You've been planning a spa vacation for months, and you're about to leave. Your vacation will surely fly by, as do most fun things in life, so maximize your time to make your experience all it can be. Read the Spa Literature Before You Go Read or re-read any information you have on the spa the week before you leave -- or on the plane trip to the spa. Circle any activities that sound especially...

Homemade Spa Treatments: Recipes to Soothe the Skin and the Soul

Wouldn't it be great to escape to a hidden retreat, where you would be pampered and primped? Now you can relax at home with these luxurious beauty and bathing tips. By using simple, natural ingredients, you can freshen your face, while pleasing your senses. The fruity aromas and floral perfumes will have your senses reeling. The following masks are both beneficial and luxurious, leaving skin...

Success is a Decision

If you want more out of life, you cannot make important decisions on autopilot. You have to put careful thought into decisions that might affect the rest of your life; decisions on what career to choose, opportunities to pursue, and whom you want to spend your life with. These are key decisions that can have a major impact of whether or not you practice Power Living! Here are the deciding factors...

Those Mid Winter Blues

Mid-winter depression or Seasonal Affect Disorder can strike many people, especially those in colder climates. However, there are many ways, both natural and pharmaceutical, to combat the winter blahs. For those of you living in the northern climates, you might experience a bit of the blues this time of the year. For those of you in the sunnier states, you might have a bit of the blues as well. I...