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Factors affecting woman’s hair loss from younger to middle aged

Image of Factors affecting woman’s hair loss There is no question that, at least for women, hair is often a defining point in personal style. That's one reason why so many women panic at even the thought of losing a few hairs down the drain with each shampoo. Most women want their hair silky and shiny. No matter what the type of hair they have, be it straight, curly, long, short, oily, dry, thin or thick all want their hair to look good and...

Body Arts or Piercings May Lead to Even Heart Infection

Body Arts or Piercings May Lead to Even Heart Infection In today's society, body art, the most popular form being piercings and tattoos. Evidence of body art has shown up on a 2,000-year-old Russian mummy with tattoos on her biceps. Even Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, of the extremely conservative Victorian fame supposedly sported tattoos (Victoria) and piercings (Albert, the famed penile piercing that is now named after him). Body art and piercing...

Urine Infection During Pregnancy may Cause Infants Heart Abnormality

Urine Infection During Pregnancy may Cause Infants Heart Abnormality Congenital heart defects, often the result of mutated or missing genes, remain the leading cause of death for infants in the Western World during the first year of life. Researchers have now identified a gene that likely contributes to the congenital heart defects associated with DiGeorge syndrome, a common disorder marked by heart and face defects. The cause of some human congenital heart valve...

Lying or Sleep Position Affects Baby's Head Shape; Prevention and Advice

Lying or Sleep Position Affects Baby's Head Shape; Prevention and Advice Your baby's head may appear too large for its body. The head makes up one-quarter of your baby's total body size. It is an average of 13 - 14 inches around at birth. Your newborn baby will probably spend a lot of time sleeping or eating. All babies are alike in some ways, such as needing sleep, feedings, and love. In most other ways, your baby is not like any other baby. But if you've noticed...

Preventing Adenomas / Colorectal Cancer: Folic Acid Wouldn’t Help to Patients with History of Polyps

Preventing Adenomas /Colorectal Cancer: Folic Acid Wouldn’t Help to Patients wit Cancer of the colon or rectum is the third most common cancer. It causes thousands of deaths each year. If the disease is found early, it is much easier to cure. Screening tests are very important. Roughly 57,000 people die annually from colorectal cancer, the second leading cause of cancer death in America, but the American Cancer Society estimates that with colon screenings as many as half of...

Inflammatory Response Mediated Genetic Variation is Also Important to Detect Atherosclerosis, Heart Disease and Stroke

Inflammatory Response Mediated Genetic Variation is Also Important to Detect Ath Heart disease and strokes are common cardiovascular diseases. They are the third and first top cause of death for both genders Cancer is in-between the two. Forty percent of all deaths, in America, are related to a cardiovascular disease mainly a Heart attack or stroke. About 910,00 people die of cardiovascular diseases each year in America. That is about one death every 35 seconds. It used to be...

Older Adults with Elevated Levels of Uric Acid

Older Adults with Elevated Levels of Uric Acid are more Likely to have Below-Ave Uric acid is the end product of purine metabolism (purines are building blocks of RNA and DNA). Most uric acid produced in the body is excreted by the kidneys. An overproduction of uric acid occurs when there is excessive breakdown of cells, which contain purines, or an inability of the kidneys to excrete uric acid. Humans produce only small quantities of uric acid. In human blood, uric acid...

Infection During Pre / Post-Pregnancy Stage Like Influenza, Pneumonia, Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Have Stronger Effect on Babies Health Even Leukemia

Infection During Pre / Post-Pregnancy Stage Like Influenza, Pneumonia, Sexually No doubt about it, pregnancy is often one of the most thrilling and most worrisome times in a woman's life. Of course, when you're pregnant, what you don't put into your body (or expose it to) can be almost as important as what you do. The official, scary-sounding word for something that may cause birth defects or harm to a fetus is teratogen, and can include drugs, medications, infections,...

Asparagus: its high food value and storage technique for retaining nutrition

Image of Asparagus: its high food value and storage technique for retaining nutrition Asparagus, which is a Greek word meaning stalk or shoot, grows best in sandy, well-drained soils. Asparagus spears grow from a crown -- the root system of an asparagus plant that is grown from seed. The crown is planted about a foot deep in sandy soils. Spears grow from buds in the crown, and, if not harvested, branch out to form the "fern" which is the feathery green leaves and stems of the...

Alzheimer essentially not follow Seizures

Alzheimer essentially not follow Seizures Although seizures are more likely in people with Alzheimer disease (AD) than in the general population, they are not a common feature of AD, new research indicates. In a study, researchers found that only about 1.5% of patients with AD developed seizures over an average of 3.7 years. "The observed incidence corresponds to less than 1 patient with a seizure for every 200 patients with AD followed...

Air Pollution: Losing Lives Even More than All Motor Vehicle Fatalities

Air Pollution: Losing Lives Even More than All Motor Vehicle Fatalities Breathing is something we do unconsciously, regularly and non-stop. When something interferes with that process, our bodies react. When you have a slight cold or an allergy, having a stuffy nose is annoying and makes it difficult to sleep and smell. Imagine having to face that challenge daily. The Lung Association of New Brunswick deals with breathing and air quality issues on every level, from...

Influenza Vaccine During Pregnancy may Protect Both Mother and Offspring

Influenza Vaccine During Pregnancy may Protect Both Mother and Offspringa A flu shot provided to a woman during her pregnancy can help shield her newborn against the potentially deadly infection, researchers report. The study, conducted in Bangladesh, bolsters longstanding U.S. recommendations that pregnant women get vaccinated against influenza -- especially since it is also recommended that infants under 6 months of age not receive the shot. "Our data show that a...

Man's Fertility may be Lowered by Heated Car Seat

Man's Fertility may be Lowered by Heated Car Seat Scientists warn that the seats could damage sperm production by raising men's temperature to unhealthy levels. The study follows warnings that keeping a mobile phone in a trouser pocket for too long or extensive use of a laptop computer can also affect fertility. An optimal temperature of between 35 and 36 °C is needed to produce healthy sperm. Even small temperature changes can significantly...

Irradiated Spinach and Iceberg Lettuce may Kill Certain Bacteria: FDA

Irradiated Spinach and Iceberg Lettuce may Kill Certain Bacteria: FDA After two years of nearly constant food-borne illness outbreaks and recalls of everything from tainted peanut butter to tons of hamburger meat, the Food and Drug Administration's decision last week to allow the irradiation of lettuce and spinach to kill dangerous bacteria didn't surprise anyone in the food industry. Nor did it solve a long-simmering debate over whether the agency's penchant for...

Some Skin Care Cream may have Risk of Cancer

Some Skin Care Cream may have Risk of Cancer According to a new study by researchers at Rutgers University in New Jersey, several commonly used skin creams may cause skin tumors – at least in mice, Reuters reported. Dr. Allan Conney, professor of cancer and leukemia research at Rutgers, discovered the risk while testing a theory that caffeine could prevent skin cancer, according to the report. "We sort of got into this by accident,"...

Cocoa Butter No Help for Stretch Marks During Pregnancy

Cocoa Butter no Help for Stretch Marks During Pregnancy Applying cocoa butter lotion during pregnancy does not help prevent the stretch marks that many women develop, according to a new study. Stretch marks, or striae gravidarum as doctors refer to them, typically occur on the abdomen and breasts, but can also appear on the hips, thighs, and buttocks. The cause of the problem is unknown, but many women believe that rubbing cocoa butter on the skin can...

Indian Herbal Frankincense Helps Reduce Pain of Arthritis

Indian Herbal Frankincense Helps Reduce Pain of Arthritis Frankincense may help reduce the symptoms of osteoarthritis, according to a study of 70 patients. Osteoarthritis -- the most common form of arthritis -- commonly affects weight-bearing joints such as the knees and hips, along with the hands, wrists, feet and spine. Symptoms include pain, stiffness and limited movement. An enriched extract of the "Indian Frankincense" herbBoswellia serratawas used...

Measuring Blood Protein is Better Indicator than Cholesterol

Measuring Blood Protein is Better Indicator than Cholesterol Measuring proteins that carry cholesterol in the blood may give a better estimate of heart attack risk than measuring cholesterol, a major study finds. The study focused on the ratio of two of the proteins, called apolipoprotein B100 (ApoB) and apolipoprotein A1 (ApoA1). The international team of researchers studied data on more than 27,000 people and found that the ratio of apolipoprotein B100 (...

Intel's Personal Health Management Device: Approved by FDA

Intel's Personal Health Management Device: Approved by FDA Chip manufacturer Intel Corporation has gained FDA approval for its Health Guide PHS6000 electronic device that allows patients with chronic conditions to be monitored remotely and relevant information to pass between patients and their health professionals without the patient having to visit the hospital or talk to them on the phone. This device allows patients to stay in touch with their...

Man's Age Might be a Cause of Infertility

Man's age Might be a Cause of Infertility When it comes to age and fertility, women fear a “biological clock” and are urged to have children early. But men are rarely given the same advice and often don’t worry about fertility when postponing marriage and children. But a growing body of research now shows the age of the potential father matters too. French researchers have collected data from more than 21,000 artificial inseminations...