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Chubby Babies Are Born To Vitamin D Deficient Mothers

Decreased vitamin D status is common among young women in the UK, and although women are recommended to take an additional 10g/day of vitamin D in pregnancy, supplementation is currently not routine. Insufficient levels of vitamin D have been associated to obesity in children and adults, but not much is known regarding how a mother’s status affects her child. In the context of current concerns about low vitamin D status [...]

Proper Treatment Can Reduce Diabetic Foot Infections

Foot infections are the most common problems in persons with diabetes. These individuals are predisposed to foot infections because of a compromised vascular supply secondary to diabetes. Local trauma and/or pressure, in addition to micro vascular disease, may result in various diabetic foot infections that run the spectrum from simple, superficial cellulites to chronic osteomyelitis. The mortality rate for diabetics due to poor treatments of infected foot wounds that can [...]

C-Section Delivery Increases The Chance Of Childhood Obesity

Childhood obesity is one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century. Childhood obesity is a condition where excess body fat negatively affects a child’s health or wellbeing. Overweight and obese children are likely to stay obese into adulthood and childhood obesity can lead to life-threatening conditions including diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, sleep problems, cancer, and other disorders. Some of the other disorders would include [...]

Dirtiest Spots In The Office

Life at the office isn’t always as clean as we’d like it to be, and we’re not just talking about the occasional foul language. If you share an office with a bunch of people, germs may be lurking in mega proportions here. If you think the restroom is the place you are most likely to pick up germs at the office, perhaps you should think again, because it’s the break [...]

Physical Activity Lowers Psoriasis Risk

Psoriasis is a common skin condition that causes skin redness and irritation. Most people with psoriasis have thick, red skin with flaky, silver-white patches called scales. Psoriasis is very common. Anyone can get it, but it most commonly begins between ages 15 and 35. It is not contagious. You cannot spread it to others. Psoriasis seems to be passed down through families. Doctors think it probably occurs when the body’s [...]

Bacterial Communication: The Process Of ‘Quorum Sensing’

Many bacteria are able to sense their own population density, communicate with each other by way of secreted chemical factors, and behave as a population rather than as individual bacteria. This is referred to as cell-to-cell signaling or quorum sensing and plays an important role in pathogenicity and survival for many bacteria. Quorum sensing involves the production, release, and community-wide sensing of molecules called auto inducers that modulate gene expression [...]

Healthy Eating: Not Just ‘What’, Rather ‘When’ You Eat Matters Too

Healthy eating is not about strict nutrition philosophies, staying unrealistically thin, or depriving yourself of the foods you love. Rather, it’s about feeling great, having more energy, stabilizing your mood, and keeping yourself as healthy as possible. When it comes to weight gain, when you eat might be at least as important as what you eat. Every organ has a clock. That means there are times that our livers, intestines, [...]

Blood Pressure Can Be Lowered By Renal Denervation in CKD Patients

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a common disorder where blood pressure remains abnormally elevated for a sustained period of time. Although an asymptomatic condition, when left untreated, chronic hypertension can significantly increase the risk of heart attack, stroke, heart failure, kidney disease and death, posing serious health risks to those suffering from the disease. Hypertension is the single most common contributor to death worldwide, being a root cause of [...]

Want To Live Longer? Keep Your Waist Less Than Half Of Height

A couple of pounds of extra body fat are not a health risk for most people. But when people keep up a pattern of eating more calories than they burn, more and more fat builds up in their bodies. Overweight and obesity are both labels for ranges of weight that are greater than what is generally considered healthy for a given height. Overweight and obesity are the fifth leading risk [...]

Obese Adolescents Respond Poorly To Behavioral Treatments As Against Obese Children

Although rare in the past, obesity is now among the most widespread medical problems affecting children and adolescents living in the developed countries. About 15% of adolescents (12-19 years of age) and children (6-11 years of age) are obese in the United States. Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have an adverse effect on health, leading to reduced [...]

Drop Out Of Diet Programs Like ‘Itrim’ Is Higher For Younger People

Itrim is a network of conveniently located centers that offer a one-stop solution for one of the world’s biggest challenges. Founded in Sweden in 2003, Itrim has helped thousands of people lose weight and keep it off. The combination of well designed and personalized weight loss plans, coaching and a combined approach of eating and exercise routines, makes the Itrim program truly unique. Members join for 1-2 years. The first [...]

Avastin And Lucentis Are Equally Effective For Wet AMD

Age-related macular degeneration, often called AMD or ARMD, is the leading cause of vision loss and blindness among Americans who are age 65 and older. AMD is degeneration of the macula, which is the part of the retina responsible for the sharp, central vision needed to read or drive. Because the macula primarily is affected in AMD, central vision loss may occur. Macular degeneration is diagnosed as either dry (non-neovascular) [...]

PSA Screening To Detect Prostate Cancer Can Benefit Younger And At-Risk Men

Prostate cancer screening is an attempt to identify individuals with prostate cancer in a broad segment of the population—those for whom there is no reason to suspect prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is a disease which only affects men. Cancer begins to grow in the prostate – a gland in the male reproductive system. Prostate cancer is mostly a very slow progressing disease. In fact, many men die of old age, [...]