Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Only smoking!

A decade smoking, which equals 43.554 cigarettes, at 12 per day, with a variable two years without smoking, telling the teenage rage curve adorned endless outlets and nerves to face the world.

I have over 48 hours without inhaling and exhaling the smoke. I have several copies on hand about the benefits of quitting. Two days after prevent nicotine, it is assumed that my blood pressure has decreased, my pulse is lower and the temperature of the blood in my hands and feet increased.

My oxygen levels are at even that of a nonsmoker.

Ok, I told the doctor. Here you go, my bag and pulled out two packs of cigarettes and two lighters. He convinced me to quit. To me it means that when you get to a meeting to be alone, I can not talk to my friend the Marlboro cowboy. I will miss him, he so handsome ... not tell with advice when you are about to enter a customer visit. I'll send it to fly out of airports, as a jealous boyfriend, where fume gray beings as if they were about to end the world. I will not have to run out of bars, meals or "smoke-free buildings," which now are all so platicarle of my troubles.

Today I learned to glory divorced eggs I had for breakfast. My palate has come to life. Coming soon are expected to climb stairs bofee not, that nicotine disappears, breathe better because almost almost hoarse cremitas I can use my hands tangerine flavor without stink to snuff.

My teeth are like Jaime Camil, my skin and my hair shiny and I predict will be eternal happiness and so on. Oh, and I will not have wrinkles around the eyes. This is wonderful. What creams, my ass! Even lungs I have dark gray, but strangely I have no anxiety. If I was half the disastrous first day, but that's it. I'm not fat, no need.

To not die trying, I suggest, if you are willing, the following tips. I know there are thousands in Google, but they serve me:

  1. Buy straws, cut strips of celery or carrot for the time being in front of the computer.
  2. Have handy packages or pallets gum candy.
  3. Prepare several bottles of water with chlorophyll and / or extract jamaica.
  4. No going out to bars and not drink alcohol. Not a beer gentlemen, at least the first few weeks.
  5. Drinking coffee to be tested. This is to feel that you are the king or queen of the world survives because not smoking.
  6. Placing 40 pesos each day in an envelope and spend it on the weekend of your choice otherwise.
  7. Believe it. Ya. You do not smoke.
  8. An emergency number in case you feel absolute anxiety. I have not used but I want to see what it is that 1-800 have at our disposal the different levels of health of our beautiful and beloved Mexico.
  9. Some reserves cranberries, walnuts, cucumbers, jicama, sunflower seeds, fruit.
  10. Walking 30 minutes a day. If you go to your grocery store, buy water, Gatorade and look down on cigarettes. Watch them as enemy number one in his life.

Smile to life. No more having to buy those awful packs showing us stillbirths, gangrene in the foot, tumors in the mouth. They got tough, the marketing of my friends good cowboy. The truth is that I bought a couple of cigarette to avoid them.

Is that for real! A smokers have us cornered. Parents and doctors are the first. And did you know that you can blah blah blah? It's the worst. Yes, we know. And we smoked. Or as a friend said when asked Paul Auster: Why do you smoke?, Well because I like coughing. Missing more, I say.

We are a despicable group, with special places, like having a contagious and incurable. We smell awful the next day. The stark worsens, becomes more intense. Our home traps odors, like our clothes and reproach us for that.

We are in the sights of millions of campaigns.

And in the end, the truth is that the glamor of Maria Felix with his cigar not have the majority. It is very clear that at least I do not.

Mariana Gallardo

U.S. government expands list of diseases resulting from the 9/11

New York (AP). - As part of the commemorations of the attacks of September 11, 2001, the U.S. government added 50 types of cancer in the list of diseases related to the collapse of the World Trade Center, contained in Zadroga Act.

The authorities added 14 types of cancer to reach a list of 50, including respiratory and digestive system, as a result of substances and conditions to which people were exposed after the collapse of the Twin Towers.

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health accepted the recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Science and Technology to add certain types of cancer to the list of conditions covered for Health Program of the World Trade Center.

With the measure, rescuers and area residents suffering from lung cancer, leukemia and dozens of types of cancer can now receive federal aid.

The Zadroga Act, passed in December 2010, established a fund of four thousand 300 million dollars for the medical care of rescuers who responded to the emergency and care to residents of the city.

Experts in diseases related to September 11 indicated that at that time there was insufficient evidence linking the toxic smoke from the World Trade Center with the development of different types of cancer.

"Include these cancers reinforce what you already know, our heroes are sick and some are dying of cancer that developed from inhaling toxins from ground zero," said Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, linked to the bill.

Let's talk about sex: Should teens have sex?

If you ask me that question directly, I would say no. Maybe I would understand better if I were to ask the following: Should a person do something if you can not responsibly accept the consequences? Do you have the right to bring a child into the world, without providing the necessary conditions for their development?

A teenager is not ready to have children. Not have the financial means to maintain it. It has the necessary maturity to be a father. Even her body is ready for this. However, most of our mothers are teenagers. What to do, how to face this fact so disturbing?

Prohibit, punish and threaten, is what many well-meaning parents have done for years. Would you have done some good? I think not. The rate remains very high, not only in our country. If you take that attitude, not only will fail in its purpose, but also will close the possibility of good communication with your daughter or son (though many still think that the children of teenage pregnancy are just women, of mothers).

What to do?

1.) Start by sexually educate yourself so we can do the same with their children. Read books, go to workshops, read this column, and so on.

2.)Talk about sex with their children naturally before. Insist that the school provide sex education. Not a little talk from time to time with a doctor or counselor, which are often very confused their own sexuality, or are full of taboos. Require a sexologist, review the objectives, the teaching method, etc.. Very expensive are some schools in this country, not to cover this important part of education, Especially in times of AIDS! I think this is irresponsible, we are playing with fire.

3.) Maintain excellent communication with them. Listen to them, respect them. Give them lots of love. Many teenagers go behind affection, not sex, to bed.

4.) The hardest part is what I recommend now: If nevertheless, your daughter or son says he wants to have sex, find a good method of contraception for both the female and for the male. In times of AIDS condoms is essential, but not enough to prevent pregnancy.
I know many people think I'm promoting sex. Not true. Also do not need quite so ago television, film, etc. What happens is that I worked for over ten years with teenagers, and I know that when they have sex on nothing and no one stops them, or AIDS has been unsuccessful. What to do, deny reality (what they have done for years parents, the Church, etc..)? Me of being childish, not facing such a problem?

Me of leaving our children alone and bewildered, in this very important aspect of their lives? To continue to act well, we would be so irresponsible (although I think more) as pregnant teens, and they get pregnant. They have the excuse of inexperience, confusion and lack of control. HAVE YOU SEEK TO EXCUSE FOR CONSCIOUSNESS?. I do not judge anyone, no parent wants something bad for their children ... Ultimately they are the ones who suffer the consequences of all this!

Dr. Nancy Alvarez
PhD in clinical psychology, with expertise in couples and family therapy sexology

Kids eat as much salt as adults and double their risk of hypertension

CHICAGO (AP) - American children eat the same amount of salt as adults, 1,000 milligrams in excess, ie the same amount that exists in only one Big Mac Extra salt is associated with increased blood pressure, even in children, but a government investigation in the United States points out that those who are overweight and obese may be most vulnerable to its effects.

The new findings by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, for its acronym in English) were published Monday in the online version of the journal Pediatrics (Pediatrics). Previous studies have shown similar results in adults, but studies on salt, weight and blood pressure are rare in children.

The CDC researchers analyzed data on 6,200 children aged 8 to 18 who participated in national health surveys 2003-2008. Minors detailing asked twice for several days the foods they ate yesterday. The researchers estimated salt intake from their responses.

In total, 15% had high blood pressure called prehypertension or slightly elevated.

Those who ate more salt faced twice the risk of having high blood pressure, compared to those who ate less salty food. But among children obese or overweight, the risk tripled.

The recommended daily intake of salt or sodium for adults and children is no more than a tablespoon a day, or about 2,300 milligrams. On average, children in the study ate 3300 milligrams daily.

Quanhe Yang, a researcher at the CDC, said it is not clear why more weight children are more sensitive to salt, but may be due to hormonal changes related to obesity. The results raise concern because other studies have shown that elevated blood pressure in childhood, and even pre-hypertension, can lead to hypertension as adults and potentially premature heart disease.

Prehypertension and high blood pressure in people under 17 depend on the age, weight and gender.

In those over 18 years, levels between 120 over 80 and 140 over 90 is prehypertension, whereas 140 over 90 or higher is high blood pressure.

Masturbation in young people: A sure way to enjoy sex

Surrounded by guilt and rejection of many religions, masturbation remains the most popular among young people, and people without partners. Recommended at any age and in either sex, in spite of the bad reputation increasingly overcome, now more than ever we are recommending masturbation as a safe way to satisfy the sexual needs, and better sexual response in the future.

For many years we were told that this practice was associated with health problems, sexual dysfunction ... Today we know that the opposite is true.

In August 1999 in Hong Kong, held the World Congress of Sexology, called "Sexuality in the new millennium." In the final plenary WAS president, World Association of Sexologists, we asked all the world sexologists promocionáramos masturbation, as it saw it, and I think all who were there, that masturbation is the best option have in a world full of sexually transmitted infections, a world full of unwanted pregnancies and teenage pregnancies.

To be exposed to one of these tragedies, is undoubtedly safer to use our ten fingers efficiently.

But there are still good reasons to masturbate, I mean: Studies show that women anorgasmic, which formerly was called frigidity or frigid woman, in a high percentage NEVER masturbated. I think that has a lot of logic. Can you imagine a great major league pitcher out to the field to play without heating the arm? Can one think that a child who can not crawl can run?

Masturbation prepares men and women to have a good sexual response, keeps sexually active, but safe and secure with dire consequences. Humans who remain sexually active have a better response and longer, which means that, to masturbate more!

We respect the values ​​and beliefs of human beings who think differently from us, we encourage you to review only what science knows, reading about sexuality and question everything. Fanaticism is responsible for much suffering and death in the world, bigotry is based on ignorance. Do not go for absolute truths, locate, investigate, probe, be curious and especially not close to what is new or what is not in accordance with what he believes.

All great sexologists and sex therapists include masturbation within steps to overcome sexual dysfunctions. Believe me you will not leave hair on hands, will not weaken, not going to become addicted, it's all a lie. All that has been shown to produce fault masturbation who think it's a bad thing.


Dr. Nancy Alvarez

Monday, September 17, 2012

We must continue to protect yourself against sunburn after the summer

After the summer we recommend moisturize, exfoliate and do a clinical review of the skin and hair


Although, as of September, the sun begins to lose intensity, you should continue to apply sunscreen and avoid exposure throughout the year and especially between 11 and 16 hours, as noted by the oncologist Raul Marquez's MD Anderson Cancer Center.

This expert Europa Press highlights the importance that the prevention of skin cancer, especially in its most aggressive: melanoma. For this reason, "we should avoid intense exposure than large", ie if this "whitey" must avoid the intense sun and, thus, skin burns, he argues.

Thus, advocates the use of sunscreens with high levels, especially in young children, and do so continuously. In general, you have to apply it half an hour before exposure and after bathing in the sea or pool.

This expert believes should check your moles every year, taking into account the ABCD rule. This standard sets out the principles of asymmetry, border, color and diameter. Thus, "if the injury is plump is more benign than if you have spiculated margins" and if the edges are "ill-defined" may be malignant, explains the oncologist.

Also, generally, moles usually have a uniformly brown, but in the case of having "different shades", may be indicative of a break in the skin, he says. Finally, the person has to check the diameter of your moles and, in case you have more than 5 or 6 millimeters, you have to go to the dermatologist.

Also, if the mole experiencing a major change in shape and size, stings more than usual or bleed, the individual has to be ruled a malignant lesion.

Usually detected each year in Spain about 3,600 cases of melanoma, "a figure that is increasing every year," warns the expert, who clarifies that this reflects the fact that people are becoming more aware and often come consultation to the early detection of skin lesions.

Moisturize, exfoliate and analyze clinically SKIN

Moreover, it is imperative that after the summer to prepare the skin for the rest of the year. For this, the dermatologist Sergio Vañó stressed the importance of skin and exfoliate, then moisturize deeply to prevent dryness and repair the damage that has occurred during the summer.

Also Vañó recommended to see a specialist to analyze the possible injuries that may have been appearing as a result of continuous radiation from the sun, and begin appropriate treatment.

In this sense, the expert stressed the need to perform a medical evaluation of any mole or spot that has appeared new during the summer months since, she added, an early diagnosis can "save lives."

"Skin cancer is a tumor that was later diagnosed cure but early few are cured more than 95 percent. It is therefore important to be noted that any skin lesion, especially in any mole, is go to a dermatologist to diagnose" Vañó stressed told Europa Press.

Similarly, the specialist has rejected the possibility of centers attend beauty for UVA sessions in order to preserve the tan and recommended use self-tanning creams that oxidize the surface layers of the skin and produce a brown coloration.

But he warned that Vañó to undergo a cosmetic procedure - for example a laser - is "very important" that first skin has lost "the dark" to avoid the appearance of "spots".


Hair is one of the body parts that are damaged more during the summer because of the sun, sea salt and chlorine pools. In addition, during these months often cause significant seasonal hair fall.

To alleviate these problems, the specialist has recommended reviewing what type of hair loss is occurring and, in the case where the accused is a loss, do a blood test to check that there are no iron deficiency, or any alteration hormonal associated.

"During the summer the hair has undergone various types of attacks and we recommend treating with a suitable shampoo and conditioner to go returning to normal," has settled vain.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Broken heart ... more than a song

These quotes from novel sighs from time to time after a break loving years, swearing that we have broken the heart, may not be as exaggerated as they seem. A "heart partí'o" not only is the work of genius Alejandro Sanz or romantic cards, but something much more serious, especially for women. Scientists have confirmed that Broken Heart Syndrome has nothing to do with sentimentality, but with heart disease more common than we think.

When Juanita, one of my patients at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, he entered the emergency unit, it appeared that he was the victim of a heart attack. The chest pain and shortness of breath made him think. After all the tests there were no results for test it, because his arteries were perfect. However, an echocardiogram or ultrasound showed that his heart was contracting only a third of normal, as if asleep. At that time, I remembered that Juanita had lost the man who accompanied her for 50 years. Then I found the answer to what was happening.

In the United States is known as Broken Heart Syndrome while in reality his name is apical ballooning syndrome or as it is called in Japan, Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy. Symptoms such as chest pain and shortness of breath, are very similar to those of a heart attack, but affects only the heart muscle and the coronary arteries.

Has nothing to do with risk factors for common cardiac conditions, but with stress, emotions and loss. According to studies, the condition is due to an increase of some hormones like adrenaline in times of stress. Not clog arteries like a heart attack, but the muscle suffers and is weakened too much.

It's so easy to confuse it with a heart attack, estimated that between 1 and 2 percent of those who are diagnosed as victims of one, actually they have is Broken Heart Syndrome.

Lack of awareness of this clinical phenomenon, but it is known that particularly affects post-menopausal women as love blossoms in spring, apparently, also the breaks, because between this season and summer, most often occur cases this disorder.

It pays to be clear that:

  • In general, it is not a fatal condition.
  • With medication and intensive care often heal.
  • No sequelae.

To avoid misdiagnosis, it is vital to tell your doctor if you are going through a stressful emotional situation as a loss. Not so easy to rebuild a broken heart, but in these cases, with time, treatment and a new hope, always returns to beat.

Dr. Juan Jose Rivera
Renowned Cardiologist, Medical Adviser to Telemundo

The ABCDE of melanoma, five letters that could save your life

In these days of intense sun looks fresh, fresh, fashionable, sexy and showing lots of skin to give honor to summer. However, beware of ultraviolet (UV) because they can be deadly and damaging your health begin with the appearance of "mere specks" on your skin and thus cause the dreaded melanoma.

Melanoma is a cancer that originates in the skin by malignant transformation of cells called melanocytes. And the melanocytes are the cells that are responsible for the production of melanin, the substance that gives color to skin and hair and protects against UV radiation from the sun.

Melanoma is a type of aggressive skin cancer, which tends to spread very quickly and has a prognosis of less than eight months, however if melanoma is detected early can be curable.

It is therefore important to periodically check your body and your skin for any changes or abnormalities in moles and see a doctor if you have any doubt in the appearance of a mole. This way you could save your life with early diagnosis, preventing the disease continues to advance.

At a press conference, Dr. John W. Zinser Sierra, Coordinator of the Oncology Committee of the Faculty of Medicine, Autonomous University of Mexico, said that in America there are 3 million 500 thousand people with skin cancer each year. The survivors of skin cancer, melanoma is caused by about 800 thousand people."

The incidence of melanoma in women aged 18-39 has increased eight times in the past four decades, according to a study by the Mayo Clinic.

This high recurrence warn us to use the chart below as a reference when making your skin periodic review. As a way to detect skin cancer melanoma is taking into account the following aspects of a mole.

By Lourdes Gonzalez

How to lose weight if you have gastritis

Dr. Salomon Jakubowicz

I care for a patient with gastritis who wanted to lose weight. When I said I acidity taking Omeprazole controlled knew it was an easy patient. Only asked if he felt tired and I measured the magnesium.

Slow metabolism because of Omeprazole

By eliminating stomach acid decreases magnesium. Thus the sugar from food can not enter muscle and fat is stored in the abdomen.

How to cure gastritis without taking Omeprazole

Before performing expensive tests, it is faster to address the four most common causes of heartburn, stomach pain and gas.

Most patients with gastritis not even know your diagnosis. While taking omeprazole, walk with her swollen stomach among physicians who have made all kinds of diagnoses: IBS, reflux, fatty liver, ulcer, uric acid and triglycerides, gallbladder problems and have even tell who invent these symptoms.

First it was stress, then discovered the bacteria H. pylori, but recently there are five common causes. Gastritis improvement to solve all these causes together.

Foods that cause gastritis

Although good diet, sugar-free sweets are often the cause of gastritis and few doctors know.

The sugarless candy (gum, chocolate, ice cream) produce the same effect of foods rich in fiber integral.

As with fiber, sweeteners isomalt, sorbitol and maltitol are not absorbed by the body, to occupy space in the stomach, causing a feeling of fullness that reduces appetite.

Diseases that cause gastritis

They also often suffer from gastritis when the door is not closed stomach after eating. The insulin resistance decreases nitric oxide allowing food to be returned (GERD). A stomach so elastic or fullness leads to weight gain.

Intolerance to foods that cause gastritis

Symptoms of gastritis do not begin immediately after eating sandwich, cookie, cereals, chocolate, coffee, or yogurt, but after the next meal. So it is difficult to recognize the cause. As the symptoms develop so long after, no one thinks at breakfast if symptoms associated with food lunch.

What these foods have in common? Lactose. Skim milk is good for weight loss, but at age 25 begin to lose the enzyme to digest it and over time symptoms appear lactose intolerant. Ask any pharmacy a lactase supplement with 9,000 IU and take every time you eat a food with milk.

Those with gastritis should take lactosérica protein with water or lactose-free milk instead of skim milk but even better is to take it along with the supplement of lactase.

Other common causes of gastritis

All patients to start taking Metformin for weight loss or prevent diabetes, feel sick to your stomach. It is best to start with a low dose (500 mg). Giardia is also very often the cause of the discomfort and with a single dose of Tinidazole is enough to heal.

Medical recommendations

By suspending the omeprazole, the acid in the stomach comes back worse than before. It is best to cure the cause.

Doctors gun violence qualify as a new social disease

MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin, USA (AP) - After several recent public shootings in the U.S., public health experts believe it is time to give a new approach to the problem of gun violence: a social disease.

They say it takes a public health approach to address the problem, such as road safety measures, changes in products and traffic laws that reduced the number of deaths in crashes for decades, even as the number of cars on the streets increased.

An example: metal railings highway safety are now curves in relation to the ground instead of straight edges that pose a threat outstanding at the time of a crash.

"People used to be skewered and We blamed the drivers for it," said Garen Wintemute physician, professor of emergency care who directs the Research Program on Violence Prevention at the University of California, Davis campus.

To reduce the number of deaths at the time, not enough to try to improve the driving skills of people, and today is not enough to address gun violence simply focusing on people who commit the shootings, according to Wintemute and other physicians.

What these experts suggest is a pragmatic, science-based, grounded in the reality of a society saturated with weapons to seek better ways to prevent the damage they cause.

The need for a new approach crystallized on Sunday for one of the nation's leading experts on gun violence, the doctor Stephen Hargarten. The doctor treated several victims of the shooting at a Sikh temple in the emergency department he runs in Milwaukee. Seven people were killed, including the assailant, and three were seriously injured.

The incident occurred two weeks after the shooting that killed 12 people and wounded 58 others in a theater in Colorado, and two days before a man pleaded guilty to killing six people and wounding 13 others, among them the then Representative Gabrielle Giffords, Tucson, Arizona, last year.

"What distresses me is: Is this a new social norm? Is it with this with what we have to live if we have more personal access to firearms?" Said Hargarten, chief of emergency medicine at the hospital Froedtert and Director of Trauma Research Center of Wisconsin Medical School.

"We have a problem of public health care," he said. "Are we going to wait for the next outbreak or something we can do about it?".

Between 260 and 300 million firearms are in civilian hands in the U.S., where nearly a third of households have one. Firearms are used in two thirds of the homicides, according to FBI figures.

In about 9% of violent crime using a firearm, or about 338,000 cases each year.

More than 73,000 patients were treated in emergency rooms in 2010 due to firearm injuries, according to estimates by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, United States (CDC, for its acronym in English).

Love affects 12 brain areas

Forget about butterflies in the stomach. To feel nervous as a schoolboy and nail-biting waiting call. A study shows that the process of falling in love is much more than those typical reactions and triggers chemical activity involving intellectual areas of the brain 12.

The work was done by Stephanie Nettles, Department of Psychology at Syracuse University in New York, who has long been investigating the relationship between human sentiments like love or passion, and his counterpart at the level of brain activity.

It aims to develop clinical models that explain-and demonstrate-that the body reacts in specific ways to different feelings. To do this, reviewed thousands of studies of imaging techniques, EEG, CT, among others, and reviewed the medical records of patients, to identify areas of the brain associated with different types of love: from a mother feels by his son to the love between people with disabilities.

At the conclusion of the study, published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, Nettles says that in addition to substances such as dopamine and oxytocin-known long-have to do with love, this meta-analysis shows that different types of love involve to different parts of the brain. And up to 12 brain areas react in a particular way to this feeling, including those related to intellectual ability.

"Falling in love, an individual puts into action a dozen brain areas. These areas work in coordination and release neurotransmitter molecules such as dopamine and adrenaline, which generates different emotional responses, "said Nettles.

These complex emotional responses ranging from the beloved metaphors and ideas about body image to see traditional cardiac acceleration to reach the loved one. "Love is so complex that works in general on the body and metabolism," says Nettles.

Given this evidence, the expert says it would have to reconsider all the iconography that wins the romantic heart of the central role in the process of love ... and may be replaced by an image of the brain.

Nettles analyzed different types of love as unconditional love often feel a mother for her child, which seems to affect different parts of the brain that are impacted by the occasional love, which exists between people with disabilities or stable love partner.

In its findings, the researcher explains that the infatuation, the feeling of love, triggers this cascade of reactions that are often accompanied, at least in the early days, a feeling of great euphoria. It also states that although the process of falling in love takes time, when love is found, this mechanism is triggered in just a second.

And returns, this wonderful impact on brain activity is what can be measured with modern technology.

Can you live without sex?

Asexuality, which many consider a new sexual orientation, is gaining ground in the world. They are the people who choose to live without having sex. A 26 year old woman tells how to live without the pleasures of sex.

According to a British study on the subject, it is estimated that between 1% and 5% of people worldwide not having sex. They are sick, or do so on moral or religious reasons: they are defined as asexual and say that they feel no sexual attraction to other individuals or the same sex or to the opposite gender.

Asexual people, when they partner, create a different emotional tie to the other and this does not mean having sex. The asexual romantically involved with others through romantic relationships that do not differ much from the friendship, because the physical component is absent.

According to a British study on the subject, it is estimated that between 1% and 5% of people worldwide not having sex. They are sick, or do so on moral or religious reasons: they are defined as asexual and say that they feel no sexual attraction to other individuals or the same sex or to the opposite gender.

Asexual people, when they partner, create a different emotional tie to the other and this does not mean having sex. The asexual romantically involved with others through romantic relationships that do not differ much from the friendship, because the physical component is absent.

Johanna Villamil is a young Colombian woman who works as an artist and cultural manager. Declared asexual and says: "I think the options relate to the time are very limited, can only be friends or have a romantic relationship, which is not the same as a link with sex," he told the newspaper El Mundo.

He says that this feeling of asexuality originated in it at age 20, "When I was reading the book 'The Philosophy of Andy Warhol" for an art class. I identified with the reflections that was about sex and love , I realized there was someone who thought and felt as I do, and this prompted me to look for more people. So I came to asexuality "he said.
The official site of the asexual
The asexual want to be heard and defend their rights, so have created a website: Asexual Visibility and Education Network (AVEN) a virtual community that is expanding worldwide.

"The web has several objectives. On the one hand, we have a meeting place for us where we can meet more people and grow as a community. The second is to have an education area for us and for those interested. Currently in Hispanic version we have 2,000 people and have affiliated with 300 hits a day, "said Villamil, one of the promoters of the site.

"We are in a society where love, sex and intimacy are inseparable from each other. If you have sex is hard to imagine how to access and love, let alone be intimate with someone. In our community, indicates , we believe that privacy is an important factor in a relationship, and fortunately, there are more ways to create intimacy than sex. "

The asexual community believes that in a world increasingly sexualized, the number of people who enjoy more than a non-sexual intimacy is increasing.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

6 reasons why you ignore the advice of Dr.

According to a recent study on health care, one in five women report having difficulty staying healthy, mostly because women are more focused on others than themselves. Women tend to care for their families and often assume the role of "nurse" when someone in your circle suffer from poor health. They are also more prone to end a busy day with more work at home, making them neglect their health. Several experts shared their views on why women often ignore doctor's orders, such as sleeping eight hours, leaving the smoking and healthy eating, among others.

Reason # 1: We do not like what we hear that cigarette You know, soak up the tanning bed and eat that extra piece of chocolate cake you get hurt, but many women have indicated that they leave their bad habits just because they feel good. So when someone tells you to stop doing something you enjoy, it is more difficult to access. Many experts suggest that another reason why women ignore is because doctors are not honest with them, because they are ashamed of their behavior or their perceived lack of willpower. Lying about their habits or health problems is often easier to query time, but runs the risk of aggravating the problem if not given proper treatment.

Reason 2: We think we know more than doctors today everyone has a remedy or solution to every ill. Many people prefer online consult or listen to the advice of a neighbor, who is not a doctor, before going to a doctor's office. A lot has to do with these tips and tricks from someone they trust. But it is very important to consult a doctor and, if not satisfied, seek a second opinion from a physician, not the gossip.

Reason # 3: We have given up if a woman does not value their health and welfare, doctor's advice will fall on deaf ears. Sometimes when a woman is depressed becomes self-destructive and decide you do not follow the doctor's advice. Women are twice as likely to suffer clinical depression than men, so there is increased risk of anxiety disorders. Some signs of mental or emotional problems is the lack of care and exercise, unhealthy relationships and chronic stress. The body and brain are connected, a depression that goes untreated can cause heart disease.

Reason # 4: You're too busy All are trying to be superwomen, so no time to take care of your health. But it is counterproductive, if not take care of your health, you can not fulfill all the tasks and goals you've set. >> health Errors committed by women working.

Reason # 5: It is a sign of weakness Many women have been bred to put the needs of others before their own and when they are put first, they feel guilty. Some women confuse care with selfishness, but this can only aggravate the situation causing stress and resentment.

Reason # 6: Fear of a serious diagnosis Diagnosing a disease like cancer , diabetes or heart problems in its early stages, increases the odds of a good result. Many women experience symptoms that choose to ignore, perhaps hoping that the problem will go away. Experts say this attitude is not only limited to health problems, too bad relationships and image problems. Ignoring the problem seems the best solution, but all I get is worse. On the other hand, some women feel that a doctor's visit is the same as a death sentence. But the doctor can answer questions and offer alternatives. Many conditions such as skin cancer, breast and colon cancer can be treated successfully if detected early. It is important that women get annual exams, mammogram screening, breast self-exams of breasts, colonoscopies and use sunscreen.

Why you should be careful about dietary supplements

Continue to hear stories of athletes who test positive on tests of 'doping' prohibited substances, in addition to HGG and steroids. In some cases, positive results are not only great sporting community in which the athlete participates, but he surprised himself! As an athlete who advocate and practice non-use of drugs, usually I find it hard to believe that. How do elite veteran athletes who train and religiously for years and demonstrate against drugs, many of them on top of their careers, are at risk of using banned substances when they know for sure that at some point will undergo a medical examination?

Dietary supplements misleading and mislabeled! At first glance this sounds like the typical excuse of "I was not" the athlete who abused drugs. However, after a thorough investigation I found a good number of athletes who have been punished by governing bodies because they used products that were labeled incorrectly. While that sounds impossible and illegal in the strictly regulated pharmaceutical market, it happens. And you might even be surprised at how the billionaire market dietary supplements are regulated and provides protection to consumers.

In short, the dietary supplement market is governed by the rule of "harmless, labeled, sold and consumed until proven otherwise " . Although dietary supplements are regulated by the FDA, are regulated differently from other drugs and food. For example, a manufacturer of dietary supplements do not have to prove the product safety and effectiveness before launching your product to market . In addition, unlike drugs, there is no provision in law for the FDA to "approve" supplements food for their safety or effectiveness before they reach the consumer.

Once a supplement has been marketed, the FDA must prove that the product is unsafe to prohibit its use or withdraw it . If you are thinking about using a supplement food, first get information about him from reliable sources. Keep in mind that nutritional supplements can interact with other medications or supplements that may contain ingredients not listed on the label . Do not assume anything about these products. Please note that I am not saying that all supplements are dangerous and their manufacturers can not be trusted, because that's not the case. There are some excellent products on the market that work and provide value to consumers . However, there must be an active competitor to realize you need to know what you're giving your body and how it will react with other medications or other supplements. My last words of warning are, be careful with the supplements you consume!

The anti-smoking measures have saved millions of lives

25 years ago began fighting snuff for the benefit of health. The three pillars of this initiative have been the ban on smoking in public places, the tax increase on cigarettes and conducting awareness compañas. During this quarter century in the United States almost 800 000 lives saved , considering only deaths averted because of lung cancer . The results of a study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute (JNCI) show that the efforts in this country between 1975 and 2000 towards tobacco control, gave excellent results. At first, the smoking ban ruled only for indoors, until in 2010 it began to consider the possibility that also govern for sites open. Thus, in 2011, New York could not be established that smoking in any public park or square. This provision of course includes the famous Central Park.

The study in detail the research team led by Dr. Suresh Moolgavkar, a member of the program of Biostatistics and Biomathematics Research Center Fred Hutchinson Cancer Seattle, U.S., developed a sophisticated model to estimate changes in smoking patterns that North American country. From this analysis, we extracted between 1975 and 2000 were 2.1 million lung cancer deaths among men and about 1.05 million between women. With that number in hand, considering what happened earlier, researchers argued that because of the actions averted 552 000 deaths among 243 000 men and women. "

Quitting for reducing deaths from lung cancer. The problem is that despite the spread, even many people who smoke . But this should not make us throw up their hands because we know that the most effective way to reduce the burden of lung cancer is to get smokers to quit but especially prevent non-smokers begin to do it, "explained the team members Moolgavkar in the online edition of JNCI. "And we must not forget that beyond the lung cancer, smoking cessation also reduces heart attack rates, stroke and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), "they concluded.

The dangers (fatal) of energy drinks

A relatively new issue has become very common today. It is the market's fastest growing beverage in the country. They are especially popular among athletes, students or anyone who is looking to pay a little more in the gym, on the playground or classroom. Sold in cans and bottles of colors, available in stores and centers 'fitness' are highly publicized and often are backed by athletes. Sporting events and concerts receive their sponsorship. The product is marketed as something that provides health benefits. And they should have safety warnings on their use.

The energy drinks . As Red Bull, Monster, 5-Hour Enerty, Go Girl and Rockstar. People are taken to improve performance and speed recovery after exercise. The problem is, that may cause sudden cardiac death if consumed in excess . Is the root of the problem? Caffeine. Most of these drinks contain caffeine, which can raise your heart rate and blood pressure . In fact, they can raise your heart rate and blood pressure much more than physical activity. This can lead to arrhythmias and sudden death . If you're prone to heart disease (which might not know yet), these beverages may hasten the onset of these conditions. Athletes often struggle to the point that your heart rate reaches almost its maximum level. If you have eaten something to raise those rates even more, are in danger. It may be somewhat rare, but it is certainly possible.

Beyond the grave dangers, energy drinks dehydrates you n-that is not what they want in a drink when you're dehydrated from exercise. Most of these drinks are very high in sugar, although some offer versions of diet or sugar free. Many of them also contain taurine , ginseng and guarana . Taurine increases heart rate and blood pressure in a manner similar to caffeine. Guarana contains about twice the caffeine than coffee beans. All this is of great concern, to the extent that in 2008 the National Federation of State School Associations recommended that energy drinks should not be used for hydration purposes, not be consumed by athletes dehydrated. These suggest that only water and sports drinks can be used to rehydrate.

Later, he said that energy drinks should not be used by athletes who were taking prescription or nonprescription, without prior approval of a physician. While taking one of these drinks occasionally is fine, many people consume them very often. Most athletes do not consume large caffeine drinks before an event. However, they are unaware of caffeine levels in these "energy drinks." My suggestion to all this? Be on the safe, just avoid these energy drinks, especially when not regulated.

An aspirin a day keeps cancer at bay

Taking aspirin regularly may have a protective effect against cancer , according to a new study published in the medical journal The Lancet . During his final analysis, Professor Peter Rothwell of Oxford University, found that the protective effect of aspirin becomes evident after three to five years of taking the medication daily . Other medical studies have previously shown that exercise, smoking cessation and healthy eating can significantly reduce the risk of cancer, but the team said Rothwell, aspirin reduces this risk even more. The findings show that a small dose (75-300 mg) a day is enough to reduce cancer risk by 25 percent in a period of three years of consumption. Consumed after five years, aspirin reduces the risk of death from cancer by 15 percent. And although the study recognizes aspirin can help prevent cancer, the authors also suggest that before taking any decision or add aspirin to a daily diet, everyone should consult their doctor.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Sexual problems in women

What are sexual problems?

Having a sexual problem means that sex does not meet or are not positive for you. In women, common sexual problems include feeling little or nor any interest in sex, have trouble becoming aroused or having problems with orgasm. For some women, pain during sex is a problem.

Most women have a sexual problem at some time or another. For some women, the problem is continuous. But your symptoms are a sexual problem only if you experience discomfort or problems in their relationship.

There is no "normal" sexual response, because it is different for every woman. You may also notice that what is normal in a stage of your life changes at another stage or another age. For example, it is common for a baby's exhausted mother has little interest in sex. And it is common for both women and men have less intense sex drives as they age. This is partly related to hormonal changes the body.

What are some causes of sexual problems in women?

Female sexuality is complex. In essence, there is a need for closeness and intimacy. Women also have physical needs. When a problem arises in the emotional or physical life, you can have sexual problems.

Some common causes include:

Emotional causes such as stress , relationship problems, depression or anxiety, memories of sexual trauma and dissatisfaction with their bodies.
Physical causes such as hormonal problems, pain caused by injury or other problem, and certain conditions such as diabetes or arthritis.

Aging, which can cause changes in the vagina such as dryness and stiffness.
Certain medications can cause sexual problems. These include medicines for depression, blood pressure and diabetes.

What are the symptoms?

Sexual problems may include:

  • Feel less desire for sex.
  • Having trouble getting aroused.
  • Unable to have an orgasm.
  • Have pain during sex.
  • How are they diagnosed sexual problems in women?

Often, women recognize a sexual problem when they notice a change in desire or sexual satisfaction. When this happens, it is useful to assess what is working and what is not working in the body and life. For example:

  • Are you sick or taking a drug that can reduce sexual desire or response?
  • Are you stressed or often very tired?
  • Do you have a loving and respectful relationship with a partner?
  • Do you and your partner the time and privacy needed to relax together?
  • Do you have painful memories about sex or intimacy?
  • Your doctor can help decide what to do. Will ask questions, do a physical exam and will discuss possible causes.

For some women, it is difficult to talk to your doctor about sexual problems at first. Sometimes it is helpful to write down what you want to say beforehand. For example, you might say something like: "In recent months, I have not enjoyed sex as much as I used to." Or you could say: "Since I started taking the drug, I did not feel like having sex."

How are they treated?

Treatment for sexual problems depends on what is causing the problem. Could be one or more factors that are causing the problems. Many sexual problems can be solved after identifying the cause or causes.

Sexual activity carries emotional issues, physical and link. Successful treatment requires a high level of comfort between you and your doctor. Ideally, you and your partner to talk openly about sexuality-related concerns. Treatment may include treating health problems, receive counseling on communication and learn new techniques to practice at home. For example, you could take a warm bath to relax, have a lot of foreplay before intercourse or try different positions during sex.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Slimming without anxiety (with chocolate)

Chocolate is the gift of God for creating the broccoli. All chocolates are rich but just some help to lose weight. My choco-addiction will be useful to learn to choose. Cocoa is the main ingredient of chocolate. Although the good part of cocoa has no sugar or fat, it is best that produces happiness.

WHEN EATING CHOCOLATE WEIGHT LOSS Circadian Diet created by Dr. Daniela Jakubowicz. 20 years ago, was the first to discover the importance of eating chocolate for breakfast. His anxious patients were able to control the appetite, began to lose weight quickly and my mother made ​​her famous. At dawn, the serotonin is high and therefore we do not want a plate of pasta or ice cream. But as the day progresses, Serotonin decreases and 4:26 PM shows a sharp decline. At that time anxiety attacks occur for sweets. Eating dark chocolate after breakfast proteins is crucial to not feel anxiety in the afternoon.

CHOOSE WHAT CHOCOLATE WEIGHT LOSS cocoa butter is used to make white chocolate. Although not sweet and tasty and fattening profits. L a good part of the cocoa is bitter and should be the main ingredient for chocolate helps you lose weight . A dark chocolate bar requires 80 cocoa beans and is therefore more expensive than the white chocolate has no cocoa butter but only and sugar. Milk chocolate only has a bit of cocoa (20%) and the rest is sugar and milk fat. Although there with 99% cocoa chocolates are inedible, bitter taste needs to be tempered with a little sugar, vanilla and lecithin . Right now I'm enjoying my chocolate 85% cocoa, but 70% is more readily available and good enough.


• Eat chocolate for breakfast (but not make you feel)
• You can eat chocolate 70% cocoa at any time, even if you have sugar
• If you suffer from insomnia is best avoided (not sleeping fat)
• Milk chocolate and white chocolate are junk food and a disrespect to the generosity of nature.

COCOA HOW YOUR BRAIN When the pleasurable effects of cannabis (marijuana) are blocked, the pleasure of eating chocolate also goes by stimulating the same place in the brain. Although antidepressants raise serotonin, chocolate achieves more intensively through the tryptophan. Chocolate is perfect for a first date, even their Phenylethylamine is called the chocolate amphetamine or love drug. It also has stimulant similar to caffeine, theobromine content.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Foods that help you quit smoking

Habits are hard to break, but they may break, you can. Studies show that breaking a habit is to eat junk food, alcohol or smoking cigarettes, it takes 21 days. This is the time required for a new habit is formed and the old habit is gone. Twenty days can seem like an eternity to be focused on only break a bad habit, but trying to change more than one habit at a time can make you feel overwhelmed and result in failure.

So for now let us to focus on breaking the smoking habit. You may be wondering why I'm not giving advice on food, but you will notice that the food is key to breaking the smoking habit. If you tried to quit smoking at some Once you know how difficult this is. This is because nicotine is an addictive drug, but what many do not realize is how nicotine affects the body's sugars. Nicotine releases the sugars that we have in our bodies. So after a cigarette we feel energized, relaxed and like new. It is not the cigarette itself, but how our bodies cause this reaction both enjoy smoking. While those who smoke know that smoking causes a number of conditions, harms nearly every organ in the body and reducing the life of the smoker, the chemical reaction that occurs in the body by nicotine is one that many fail to win.

But ... Did you know that there are foods that can help you stop smoking?

1. Foods high and vitamin C such as broccoli, strawberries, narajnas and grapefruit because they help with temptations.

2. pineapple juice or grape juice help balance the sugars in the body of nicotine.

3. Milk, cheese, yogurt make cigarettes know bitter.

4. not drink coffee or alcohol, or eat red meat because these types of foods do know that smoking sweet.

5. Other types of foods that help combartir anxiety one has when you want to quit are:

  • A. Celery 
  • B. Cinnamon
  • C. Water 
  • D. Spinach 
  • E. Raisins 
  • F. Almond 
  • G. Potatoes 
  • H. Corn 
  • I. Vanilla 
  • J. Brown Rice

6. Foods that make you want to smoke more,

  • A. Chicken 
  • B. Eggs 
  • C. Milk 
  • D. Blueberries 
  • E. Coffee 
  • F. Lentils 
  • G. Mani 
  • H. Nuts 
  • I. Red Wine

The benefits of coffee

Do not feel guilty of serving another cup of coffee. Research has shown that coffee may reduce the risk of several conditions, including stroke and diabetes . We have also found other benefits in a new strain of study.

Cancer of the skin. The sunscreen is still necessary, but women who take more than three eight-ounce cups a day were 20% less likely to develop basal cell carcinoma - the most common cause of cancer in the skin-that those who have less than one cup per month, according to a study presented at the conference of the American Association for Cancer Research. The cafe is full of antioxidants that fight inflammation.

Depression. Caffeine is a central nervous system stimulant, which usually helps people feel better and more energized. That could be the reason why women who drank four cups of regular coffee daily were 20% less likely to become depressed over a period of 10 years than those taking a cup or less per week average, according to research published by Archives of Internal Medicine.

AD. Many studies have found an association between coffee and a lower rate between Alzheimer and other dementias. In a Finnish trial, those taking between three to five cups daily in their 40 and 50 years were 65% less likely to develop Alzheimer's in its 60 and 70 than those who drank two cups or less daily. The magic ingredient seems to be a compound that works together with caffeine to produce new brain cells and strengthen the connections between them.

How are you affected by Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

If you have noticed the appearance of acne and hair, or weight gain for no apparent reason, the following notes. The polycystic ovary syndrome can cause the above, but also causes infertility. This condition is often hidden behind hormonal imbalances , and therefore sometimes not easy to catch it early. While its cause is unknown, is known to have a lot to do with genetics, but that habits influence both its development and in its course and severity.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is an endocrinopathy that is part of called "metabolic disorders". " Between 6 and 8 percent of women affected by PCOS , which will generate significant hormonal imbalances, which in some cases can lead to complex conditions. While there are severe cases, so affected women generally have intermediate frames that can be controlled and reversed, provided they are treated in time , "said Dr. Fernando Beltramone, specialist in Gynecology and Obstetrics, team member of the Society for Reproductive Medicine Reproductive Medicine Argentina (SAMER ).

Symptoms and detection "is curious that despite significant progress in the field of medical research, and even more so in one of the most common disorders among women, the causes of PCOS is still not completely known. But , we know that there is a genetic pattern of inheritance, which is combined with certain environmental factors that influence the development of the disease, "explained the expert. detection then usually done usually when the patients come to the clinic because external manifestations that present among which include the hirsutism (growth of male beard hair style), acne, difficulty losing weight and getting pregnant complications , mainly due to the lack of menstrual periods and, hence of ovulation. "The natural history of patients with this condition shows that over time those who did not receive adequate treatment or monitoring may develop disorders that compromise their health, as type II diabetes, obesity or cardiovascular disease after menopause (increased risk of atherosclerosis and heart attack), "noted Dr. Beltramone.

"It is therefore very important that women who think they have any symptoms or family history has quickly seek medical attention, not only because the SOP is a chronic condition with no cure but can be treated favorable, but also because without medical advice can lead to various complications, "added the specialist, who also said that" treatment should be interdisciplinary. " What we can do in terms of habits, it is known that a decrease of only five percent of body weight, generates a change in metabolism enough to resume a normal menstrual rhythm. On the other hand, it is important not to smoke as well as physical activity and eating healthy. Source: Health News Pro

Foods that fight allergies

A healthy, balanced diet can control allergies and other conditions . Recent research suggests that some foods can help fight allergies by controlling inflammation, dilated airways and provide relief . A study points to the components of the Mediterranean diet, including nuts, grapes, oranges, apples and tomatoes, to provide relief to allergies. Researchers found that children who follow this diet Greeks in particular are less likely to show symptoms of nasal allergies or asthma.

These foods may help you: Probiotics have been proven probiotics have anti-inflammatory properties and anti-allergic, especially when consumed during pregnancy and lactation. A study published in the British Journal of Dermatology showed that mothers who consumed milk supplemented with probiotic during and after pregnancy halved the odds that their children will develop eczema, a condition related to allergies. In addition, an Italian study found that children between 2 to 5 with allergic rhinitis who took probiotic fermented milk for 12 months experienced fewer episodes allergic children in the control group.

Spices Spices can clear the sinuses. The anise , fennel , radish and mustard spicy act as natural decongestants, to relieve allergies by stimulating the nasal cilia and disrupt congestion. Include these spices in recipes will help you improve your allergies.

Fruits rich in Vitamin C. The itching, hives and other discomforts of allergies is a response to histamine. Vitamin C will help because it indirectly inhibits inflammatory cells to release histamine. Studies have shown that high levels of vitamin C reduces histamine and helps dissolve more quickly, which provides relief of allergy symptoms. Foods high in vitamin C also help reduce inflammation. Foods such as oranges , strawberries , apples and watermelon counteract allergic inflammatory responses.

Bioflavonoids Some studies suggest bioflavonoids as providing relief from allergies act as mast cell stabilizers, which decreases the number of cells that react to allergens. Mast cells are responsible for releasing histamine. A specific bioflavonoid called quercetin, has proved particularly powerful when it comes to reducing inflammation. Good sources of quercetin found in apples, onions, tea and red wine, among others.

magnesium rich foods magnesium rich foods such as almonds , cashews , bran and brown seaweed relieve allergies because magnesium acts as a bronchodilator and antihistamine. Magnesium also has a calming effect on the muscles of the bronchial tubes and body. A study from Brigham Young University showed that magnesium-deficient animals had higher levels of histamine in the blood when exposed to allergens, animals with adequate levels of magnesium.

Foods rich in Vitamin E Gamma tocopherol in vitamin E appears to decrease inflammation associated with allergies. In a study by the University of Michigan, animals that received high doses of gamma tocopherol before breathing heavily polluted air experienced less inflammation in their nasal passages animals were given gamma tocopherol. The dose of this form of vitamin E in the study was extremely high, a person would have to consume gallons of soybean oil to get relief. But using this oil instead of other more acids can help.

Cold Water Fish Cold water fish like salmon, which are rich in omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to have anti-inflammatory that can relieve allergies. Other foods rich in omega-3 to help with inflammation, including nuts and flax seed. Fruits and vegetables all benefit from a healthy dose of fruits and vegetables. Its natural anti-inflammatory effects may help relieve allergies. An Italian study supports this theory. The researchers examined the diets of more than four thousand children for 12 months and found that children who consumed many cooked vegetables , tomatoes and citrus fruit s, experienced less wheezing, shortness of breath and other symptoms of allergic rhinitis. Children who ate more bread and margarine, were more likely to wheeze.

Potassium: Increases sexual desire and helps us to reduce

Potassium helps to increase the production of sex hormone. It is also an element and an electrolyte essential for growth and maintenance of the body necessary to maintain a normal water balance between cells and body fluids. Potassium also plays an essential role in the response of nerves to stimulation and muscle contraction. In fact, it is crucial that the human body always maintain regular levels of potassium because potassium changes if too high or too low can cause cardiac arrhythmias that can lead to organ malfunction or death. Now some foods high in potassium are also high in calories, but if they are consumed in moderation, can help you lose weight.

How? Potassium is a dietary mineral essential because it helps build muscle, regulates blood pressure and helps your heart work properly . Eating potassium-rich foods will not only increase the sexual desire of a person but that can help us to achieve weight loss since potassium helps to convert the food we eat into energy. It is particularly important for those of us who have objectives for weight loss. Why? Larger muscles burn more calories, so the potassium that helps build muscle bigger and stronger, has a direct impact in helping us turn our bodies into a calorie burning machine. In addition to helping our muscles become more powerful also helps us to exercise daily, which is extremely important for anyone who wants to get rid of some unwanted pounds.


Bananas                 Oranges
Mere                 Strawberries or strawberries
Tuna                         Potato
Damascus                 Avocados
Tomatoes                Cucumber
Pumpkin                Cabbage
Spinach                Pepper
Parsley                Broccoli
Mushrooms or mushrooms       Eggplant

Approve new silicone implants filled with gel

Recently the Food and Drug Administration of the U.S. approved silicone breast implants manufactured by gel Sientra, Inc . to increase breast size and to reconstruct the breast tissue. As a condition of approval, the agency required that the production company continue to evaluate the long-term safety and product efficacy and risks of the results of rare diseases that may arise in patients.

Silicone breast implants are gel filled medical devices implanted in the breast tissue or beneath the chest muscle to increase or reconstruct the breast. These implants have an outer smooth or textured silicone gel-filled and comes in different sizes. Breast reconstruction replaces the breast tissue has been removed due to cancer or trauma or that has failed to develop properly due to a severe breast abnormality.

Breast reconstruction also includes revision surgery to correct or improve the result of a primary breast reconstruction surgery. Breast augmentation includes primary breast extension to enlarge the size of the breasts and the surgery review to correct or improve the result of a primary breast augmentation surgery. With this new approval, include three gel silicone implants approved by FDA in the U.S. manufactured by Allergan , Mentor and Sientra . "Research on these and other silicone breast implants filled with gel approved continue to demonstrate reasonable assurance of safety and efficacy," said William Maisel, MD, MPH, deputy director for science at the Center the FDA for Devices and Radiological Health. "It is important to remember that breast implants are not lifetime devices.

Women should fully understand the risks associated with breast implants before considering the increase or reconstructive surgery, and recognize that the long-term monitoring is essential. "said Maisel. The FDA based its approval to Sientra three years of data in clinical trials among 1.788 participants. The complications and the results reflect those found in previous studies of breast implants and others include hardening of the area around the implant (capsular contracture), reoperation, implant removal, uneven appearance (asymmetry), and infection. Source:

New screening for colorectal cancer

Month of March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness, a disease that affects 1 in every 17 people and is the second leading cause of death from cancer in the United States. Timely detection of this disease is paramount, and for this there is a new noninvasive test that has shown greater accuracy.
The new test is "highly accurate, noninvasive, requires no bowel preparation, or restrictions on drugs, or dietary changes and can be performed with samples sent by mail, obviating the need, expense and inconvenience of going to the doctor , "she says Dr. David Ahlquist of the Mayo Clinic . Researchers at Mayo Clinic and Exact Sciences Inc . developed in this test set detection is now under investigation. According to experts, the results of two recent studies reveal that this test is highly accurate and significantly more sensitive than other noninvasive tests to detect pre-cancerous growths (adenomas) and early cancer. "This test, with its high accuracy, can improve participation rates, thanks to the benevolent features it offers to patients, "says Dr. Ahlquist.

What is the new screening examination of stool DNA genetic markers specific search in the stool samples flanked by patients. If the result is positive, the next step is a colonoscopy to remove polyps to prevent the subsequent formation of a cancer, says Dr. Ahlquist. on its accuracy: - In the nearly 400 cases, the stool DNA test detected 87 percent of the curable stage colorectal cancer. It is noteworthy that neither the location nor the stage of the tumor affected the sensitivity of detection. - The review identified most large precancerous polyps who are at high risk of progressing to cancer. - The sensitivity was 64 percent for polyps more than 1 centimeter (cm), 77 percent for those over 2 cm, and 92 percent for those above 4 cm. "It seems important to mention that this test provides a means unique, noninvasive and accuracy of large polyps, offering the hope of actually prevent cancer development, "said researcher Dr. Stephen Thibodeau, Mayo Clinic geneticist

Although that recommends a colorectal cancer screening to everyone after 50 years, 60 percent of patients are diagnosed when the disease is in advanced stage, mainly due to failure to follow . The examination is critical because survival rates increase dramatically when colorectal cancer is detected early. Source: Mayo Clinic

Friday, March 9, 2012

15 reasons to have sex for the health

If you enjoy having sex, you will like to know who is also a healthy way to prevent disease. Improve your fitness, your blood pressure, your heart, you relieve pain, lengthen your life and to look better. Need more reasons to put aside the excuses and dedicating yourself to love?

Reason # 1: It's like going to the gym

Sex is a form of Exercise, like walking or running. The pulsations DURING intercourse Increased from 70 to 150 beats per minute, would happen to the Same DURING an athlete training. Having sex three times a week burns up to 600 calories and stay fit THROUGHOUT the

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Addition to the cardiovascular benefit, produced muscle contractions in HAVING Different body areas like the pelvis, thighs, buttocks, arms, neck and chest. Sexual activity Also Increases the production of the hormone testosterone That Helps Strengthen bones and muscles.

Reason # 2: Improving your heart

Sex stimulates the activity of various organs, including your heart. According to a Queens University study have sex two or more times per week reduces the risk of heart attack by half, compared with those who have sex once a month.

Reason # 3: Decrease the pain
Serves no longer the famous excuse of headache to not have sex. Several studies Indicate That keeping the sex you reduce headaches and pains, as Before orgasm, increase Levels of the hormone oxytocin, Which in turn releases endorphins, relieves pain and headaches Which corporles.

Oxytocin is a natural sedative

If You have a headache, bone or premenstrual discomfort is nothing better than a sexual advance. A study published in the Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine 48 Volunteers Reported That They steam did inhale oxytocin and Then suffered pain in Their fingers, They Reported That the hormone Reduced pain by half.

Reason # 4: Prevents Prostate Cancer

It is known that prostate disorders are the result of secretions from the gland and regular sexual activity to clear secretions. According to recent studies, ejaculate frequently may reduce the risk for prostate cancer.

More sex of young, lower Risk

Australian Researchers Found That this does not OCCUR prevention at Any Time of Life, But Especially In Men Than When They Were About 20 years HAD frequent intercourse. A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found That Men Who Had frequent ejaculations, 21 or more a month, Have a lower prostate cancer of Risk Compared With Men who ejaculated Between 4 and 7 times per month.

Reason # 5: Reduce stress

A Scottish research journal Biological Piscología Studied 24 women and 22 men who Kept a record of your sexual activity and stress Were Exposed Situations Such As typical speaking in research público.La Found That Those Who Had more sex more responsive to stress.

Reason # 6: Low blood pressure

Another study aimed to test the relationship between stress and blood pressure, managed to associate the reduction in diastolic pressure with the frequency of sex and even the number of hugs I get a woman might be related to a lower blood pressure.

Reason # 7: Improve the relationship

Love and affection can increase the level of oxytocin, a hormone That Increases sexual desire and feelings of affection the other you, especially after climax. Do not you feel after an orgasm you love your partner or more than life smiles at you? That is oxytocin.

Reason # 8: Increases in life expectancy

lengthens sex life. An investigation by the Queens University in Ireland, 1000 Compared people of like age and health condition and found people who Had the Highest frequency of orgasm, a death rate half Showed That Those Who had sex sporadically.

Reason # 9: Improve your defenses

Having sex regularly, that is two or three times a week benefits your immune system. According to a study of Wilkes University in Pennsylvania, having sex once or twice a week increases the presence of an antibody called immunoglobulin A, which protects us from infections and colds.

Reason # 10: less urinary incontinence

Many women after childbirth or With Age Noticed That Sometimes When you sneeze, cough or laugh When They Have Difficulty controlling the urine due to a weakening of Their pelvic muscles. Kegel exercises are recommended That your physician will use Them When you have sex.

Reason # 11: Improve your sleep

The release of the hormone oxytocin Also Helps Improve and induces sleep naturally. Moreover, sleep is associated Improving With A healthier lifestyle and Improving physical Various Symptoms Such As blood pressure. No longer a secret why Many fall asleep after making love.

Reason # 12: Your skin will look beautiful

Women after having sex twice produced amounts of estrogen and a hormone that promotes youth known by its acronym in English DHEA, providing the skin softness and shine. On the other hand, produces perspiration that is the natural mechanism of skin to remove impurities and unclog pores.

Reason # 13: Your posture Improves

DURING intercourse using your abs and glutes (buttocks). These muscles support your lower back. If These muscles are strong and in good condition, Improve Your back and your posture in general. You'll look best in front and back.

Reason # 14: Fighting Depression

DURING orgasms or Just Before ejaculation, the level of the hormone DHEA in the blood is 5 times what Greater than normal. This steroid is present in women and men too. High Levels of DHEA are Associated with longevity, Increased desire, Improve mood in a significant overall improvement and to of depressive state.

Reason # 15: Improve your self-esteem

The University of Texas has published a manual with 237 reasons to have sex which includes an elevated self-esteem. Having sex makes us feel better about ourselves, we are most beautiful, desirable, reassures us and gives us happiness without side effects.

Jane Fonda: Sex at 70

One of the secrets to staying young Jane Fonda and radiant despite her 73 years, is nothing less than sex. In His new book "Prime Time" Reveals That At This age women, need to Encourage Their Husbands to have sex pleasurable and healthy.

14 celebrity sex addicts

  • Tiger Woods, the collector

The sex addict is defined as sexual compulsive behaviors HAVING. The last of These scandals Was That of Tiger Woods. From erupted in November 2009 That I've met more than a dozen romances. They say it's a compulsion typical of powerful men.

  • Lindsay Lohan, the nympho

He said a former boyfriend, Riley Giles, who said the actress had replaced drugs with sex. Sex addiction is an issue that is usually treated with flippancy. However, the World Health Organization plans to include it as a disease in its list of mental disorders.

  • Michael Douglas, the insatiable

Before He Was battling cancer, Michael Douglas Had to Confront sex addiction, I've Spent in the rehabilitation in 1993. The player ADMITTED HAVING one of the typical Symptoms of This disorder: uncontrollable sexual Suffering Urges.

Scientific definition: hypersexuality
The definition hypersexuality have Replaced the terms nymphomaniac for women, and satyriasis for man (Referring the mythological satyrs). It is an insatiable quest for Both sexual pleasure, Followed by a feeling of uneasiness and guilt.

  • Charlie Sheen, the man of the motels

This year, after a 911 call, police found the actor in the motel room doing drugs with a prostitute. Brothels, pornography, hot lines, casual sex, are common words in the dictionary of sex addicts.

  • Sharon Stone, the femme fatale

He never said it openly, but Sharon Stone suggested in dozens of interviews was spirited to the disease. According to the book "Sexual addiction and compulsivity: Handbook of Treatment and Prevention" 6 percent of the population suffers from this addiction. And the 2 percent are women.

An addiction solitary
Psychologists say it is one of the lesser-known addictions. The reason is simple: Those Who Suffer the disorder REMAIN hidden. At least ordinary people can do it, Because celebrities are prone to more scandal.

  • David Duchovny, the cyber addict

The compulsion to look at Internet pornography is a modern form of sexual addiction. This is what happened to the star of "Californication," Who was in rehab in 2008. An Estimated 70 million people visit Each year XXX websites. And 5 percent Clot are addicted.

  • Hugh Grant, street sex

In 1995, the English actor was arrested in Los Angeles for soliciting sex from a prostitute on the street, amid a sting operation. The sex worker Divine Brown to give details of the things that Grant asked.

A disorder That destroys lives
After the scandal, Grant finished historical 13-year relationship with model Elizabeth Hurley. Sex addiction can destroy careers and Families. Experts say it is very apologetic for a couple of the patient Understand That this is a disease.

  • George Michael, sex in the park

in 2006, singer George Michael WAS Involved in a sex scandal when to He Was caught leaving a London park WHERE I HAD HAD casual sex with another man. Sex addiction leads to Participate in high-risk situations.

  • Bill Clinton, sex in the White House

For many, the only explanation for a president is involved in a sex scandal is addiction. The affair with intern Monica Lewinsky, which met bizarre details, exploded in 1998.

The other faces of the scandals
Usually the sex addict is the victim of historical Often addiction ... And Also Occasionally with someone who practices it. Such Was The case of Monica Lewinsky (Clinton case), Divine Brown (Grant case) or Capri Anderson (case Sheen) who profited from the scandal.

  • Rob Lowe, bar after sex

actor Rob Lowe WAS Strongly damaged after it Became His public career to video Which was all having sex With Two women, one of Which was lower. In his "mea culpa" actor named the word addiction.

  • Pedro Almodóvar, oral sex

Sometimes you need not be the famous scandal followed him to catalog addict. Director Pedro Almodovar confessed during a press conference in Cannes that he had engaged in oral sex to stimulate an actress in a scene...

  • Kanye West, four times per night

The singer confessed That must be at least four per night ... Sexual Relationships no matter with Whom. One of the Characteristics of the sex addict sex Is That Should Be added trophies as one sum. The problem is That satisfaction never comes.

  • David Carradine, extreme sex

The famous star of "Kung Fu" was found in a hotel room in Bangkok, died of what is Called "autoerotic asphyxiation" an extreme form of sex is Considered a Serious version of sexual addiction.

  • Kim Cattrall, the man-eating

No doubt the character of Samantha Jones in "Sex and the City", who can not stop having sex, reflected in part the addictive cravings of the actress. Cattrall confessed that his two marriages failed because there was not enough sex.

Treatable and preventable an addiction
sexual desire from person to person changes file. What is too much for Some is overkill for Others. But crossing the line addicts, healthy desire Becomes Pathological Behavior to an addiction, a disorder to be Treated.

New course on a map of female pleasure

For the first time science has documented something that women all over the world came close in his talks saying: that there are other parts of the body can produce the same kind of pleasure that stimulation of the clitoris. Doctors have failed to demonstrate these findings in brain imaging, which can help many women with difficulties in obtaining pleasure.

A group of scientists from Rutgers University in New Jersey, has made significant progress in discovering the path of female pleasure, indeed, are changing the focus of the investigation.

To discover the secrets of achieving female orgasm, the researchers decided to look beyond the clitoris and vagina and went to find the answers to the brain, ie the flow of electrical impulses responses and sexual stimulation sends and receives to and from the system nervous.

 The study was published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine and presented at the Annual Conference of Neurology in Washington recently.

The Rutgers scientists assembled a group of women and underwent a magnetic resonance imaging while they experienced an orgasm through masturbation and brain imaging were able to obtain exact time of each cycle of sexual arousal.

As expected, the researchers showed that in addition to the vagina and the clitoris, the stimulation of the cervix and breasts also send pleasure signals to the cerebral cortex and activate brain areas involved with pleasure.

What was a surprise is that "stimulation of the breasts causing the reaction in the same area of ​​the brain that genital stimulation, which may explain why some women can reach orgasm through breast stimulation," explains expert.

By stimulating these three regions: the breasts, clitoris and cervix, in regard to sensory cortex, the research showed that there were variations similar to the stimulation of male genitals.

"What caught the attention," he explained in his report, Barry Komisaruk one of the researchers who conducted the study, is that by stimulating the nipples, we found activation not only in the region of the cerebral cortex than we expected but also an awakening of those brain regions that are generally activated by stimulation of the genital area.

While the clitoris is still an area of ​​privileged pleasure, the researcher adds that "We found that when stimulated cervix or vagina also is a strong sensory activation," the researcher who is also co-author of "The Science of Orgasm. "

This conclusion may be very significant if we consider a study published in the Journal of Sex Research and distributed in the American Psychological Association that no less that 67% of heterosexual women have faked orgasms admitted on several occasions.

The discovery marks a milestone in the history of research, as it occurs 60 years after researchers had succeeded in mapping the brain of male pleasure.

Create stem cell eggs

A new study claims to have found that older women are stem cells that can produce new eggs. Thus, fall one of the main myths of biology: that women are born with a fixed number of eggs.

The possibility of one day with unlimited quantities of human eggs for use in fertility treatments is real, according to research published in Nature by Jonathan Tilly of the Vincent Center for Reproductive Biology at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Tilly's team identified and isolated stem cells responsible for production of eggs in the ovaries during the reproductive years of women: it is DDX4 protein unique to the surface of stem cells.

Scientists identify cells grown in laboratory-generated spontaneously, immature eggs (oocytes) similar to those present in the human body, and also behave like them.

They also observed that the cells matured when they were between the tissues of a living human ovary grafted into mice. And they showed that they can be fertilized with sperm to produce embryos.

New horizons in fertility

In the U.S., approximately 10% of women (6.1 million) between 15 and 44 years of age have difficulty conceiving or maintaining pregnancy, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) .

For Tilly, head of research, "the primary objective of the study was to prove that stem cells exist and oocytes in ovaries of women during their reproductive lives. This opens the door to development of techniques to overcome unprecedented the infertility in women, "he said.

The researcher explains that "outside the body, these cells are more likely to multiply its generating function." He added: "If we can guide the process, I think given the possibility that in the future we will have an unlimited supply of eggs."

What number of eggs produced by a woman?

As early fetal life, are owned by 6 to 7 million eggs. From that moment, no longer produced. The vast majority of eggs that are within the ovaries steadily die, until they are exhausted at menopause.

The Cleveland Clinic reports that at birth, there are approximately 1 million eggs and at the time of puberty, only be 300,000. Of these, only between 300 and 400 will be ovulated during the reproductive life course of women.

In the phase of the study of human samples, cultured stem cells in vitro and found that they differed from others that showed genetic patterns such as oocytes and had half the genetic load (23 chromosomes instead of 46) , exactly as gametes.

Furthermore, some marked stem cells implanted under the skin of rodents and these gave rise to immature human follicles.

According to Tilly, these results constitute the "proof of concept that stem cells ovocíticas, reintroduced in the adult human ovarian tissue, play the role expected to generate new oocytes are surrounded by host cells to form new hair follicles."

Could potentially lead to eggs and these form viable embryos, which have many applications in the field of assisted reproduction .

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