Friday, 28 March 2014

Finding A Cure and Raising Awareness for Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a condition, not a disease, that affects an estimated 2.5 million Americans. 

About 125,000 new cases of epilepsy are diagnosed each year. Anyone can develop epilepsy at any age, but 70 percent of all cases are in adults over the age of 18.

 The causes of epilepsy can't be identified in 70 percent of all cases — the remaining 30 percent are most frequently caused by head injuries, strokes, brain tumors, infections such as meningitis, lead poisoning or injury during childbirth.

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Sunday, 23 March 2014

Wearing A Scarf Can Get you Kicked Out in Planet Fitness

A Planet Fitness branch in Albuquerque denied Tarainia McDaniel, a Muslim convert to wear an informal head scarf while working out. The gym claims that the headscarf is a violation of their dress code.

Doctors Help Severe Obese Texas girl

Alexis Shapiro's liver was to large and doctors were forced to operate using sleeve gastrectomy. This will hopefully help 200-pound 12-year-old to lose weight. The Texas teen has  a rare  hypothalamic obesity that results for her to gain weight and makes her hungry every time.

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Avoid Flu by doing Vigorous Exercise

By doing a minimum of two and a half  hours of vigorous exercise a week can help you prevent from having a flu.

A total of 4800 participants took the survey online conducted by  the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

A moderate exercise will  not help prevent the flu and flu rates have been down this year's winter.

There health status are monitored weekly and  are then required to log in each week and note how they are feeling, and whether or not they have any flu-like signs.

The study shows that 100 cases of flu per 1,000 people can be avoided just  by doing vigorous exercise. 

This data is also the lowest for the past five years the survey was conducted. During the winter season only 4.7 percent catch flu for this year compared to 6 percent last year and 5 percent of the children reported flu symptoms compared to a 7.9 percent last year.

According to Dr Alma Adler, of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine that results should be taken with cautions but results prove the benefits of exercising. A fine weather is a chance to exercise and increase your immunity during spring time.
Flu Survey helps government in their health programs, and can be access into Public Health England's national flu surveillance programmes and is released at the beginning of National Science & Engineering Week.

Saturday, 8 March 2014

Spending A Lot of Time in Facebook can Lead to Eating Problems

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A new study shows that young women who invest a lot of time on Facebook are more conscious on how they look and their body image looks like which  can help   raise the risk of eating problems.

This study  was conducted on 960 college students and how much time they spent on social media sites, how relevant are the "LIKES"  to them and if they have "UNTAGGED" pictures of themselves.

The study also reveals that above 95% of the subjects spends almost 20 minutes on the site per visit and an hour each day. Women who spends time on Facebook are more likely stressed about their weight and body shape that can lead to eating disorders. These women  give value on received  comments and likes on Facebook, and constantly UNTAGGED themselves from photos and observe their photos with pictures of friends.

 Its not all bad for Facebook according to researchers.

 Facebook can also help women about the ethical ways to maximize social media sites that can lead to better self image and prevent eating problems.

 According to study author Pamela Keel, of the Department of Psychology at Florida State University "Facebook merges powerful peer influences with broader societal messages that focus on the importance of women's appearance into a single platform that women carry with them throughout the day," 

 "As researchers and clinicians attempt to understand and address risk factors for eating disorders, greater attention is needed to the emerging role of social media in young people's lives," Keel said. The study was published online recently in the International Journal of Eating Disorders.