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Friday, November 21, 2014

Dunking your bread in olive oil could cut your heart attack risk in just six WEEKS

Dunking your bread in olive oil could cut your heart attack risk in just six weeks, say scientists.

Sophisticated new tests found regular consumption of olive oil dramatically improved chemical signals in the body linked to coronary artery disease.

A study led by Glasgow University confirms the health benefits of a cornerstone of the Mediterranean diet, especially for those who don’t normally eat olive oil.

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Sophisticated new tests found regular consumption of olive oil dramatically improved chemical signals in the body linked to coronary artery disease
Sophisticated new tests found regular consumption of olive oil dramatically improved chemical signals in the body linked to coronary artery disease


The study added just 20mls a day – about four teaspoons - to the diet of healthy adults, which is the amount used in a salad dressing or mopped up by bread during a meal. But a range of signals for heart disease measured in the urine improved in only six weeks, says a report published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2843469/Dunking-bread-olive-oil-cut-heart-attack-risk-six-weeks.html#ixzz3JjbtCdB7 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Brazil nuts can boost a woman's fertility:

Natural antioxidant found in nuts, red meat and seafood improves chances of conceiving
An element found in nuts, red meat and seafood could increase a woman's chance of conceiving.

Scientists found that selenium, a natural antioxidant, plays a crucial role in the early stages of conception - and of all foods, Brazil nuts have the highest level. 

Selenium is crucial in the development of healthy ovarian follicles, which are responsible for the production of eggs in women.
Further research could be carried out to better understand how selenium levels could be optimized to improve women's chances of conceiving, researchers said
Selenium - found in nuts, red meat and seafood - could be crucial in the development of healthy ovarian follicles, which are responsible for the production of eggs in women, research found


Melanie Ceko, from the University of Adelaide, who carried out the research, said: 'Selenium is an essential trace element found in protein-rich foods like red meat, seafood and nuts.'

'It is important for many biological functions, such as immune response, thyroid hormone production, and acts as an antioxidant, helping to detoxify damaging chemicals in the body.

'We've known for some time that selenium is important to men's fertility, but until now no one has researched how this element could be involved in healthy reproduction in women.'


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2839367/How-Brazil-nuts-boost-woman-s-fertility-Natural-antioxidant-nuts-red-meat-seafood-improves-chances-conceiving.html#ixzz3JToxADAB 


Sunday, November 16, 2014

Vision problems. Joint pain. Dementia... Is there anything fish oils can't beat?

They've already been shown to ease arthritic joints and be beneficial to the developing brains of children. 

Now research has shown that fish oils can also help smokers kick the habit. Fish oils contain omega-3 fatty acids. 

Current medical advice is to eat two portions of fish a week, including one portion of oily fish such as tuna or mackerel. Omega-3s are also found in leafy vegetables, wholewheat bread and walnuts. So what can they do for you – and is a supplement sometimes better? EVE McGOWAN spoke to the experts to find out… 

Current medical advice is to eat two portions of fish a week, including one portion of oily fish such as tuna or mackerel
Current medical advice is to eat two portions of fish a week, including one portion of oily fish such as tuna or mackerel
A boost for brain power

THE CLAIM
Omega-3 supplements for children – the modern-day alternative to cod liver oil – help their developing brains.

THE PROOF
Numerous trials have shown that they can improve the behaviour and learning of children with ADHD and learning disabilities. More recently, Dr Alex Richardson, at Oxford’s Centre for Evidence-Based Intervention, studied underperforming children aged seven to nine. After taking daily supplements for 16 weeks, their behaviour and reading improved.

SUPPLEMENT OR DIET?
Dr Richardson says: ‘Almost all the children failed to eat enough fish so supplements are a reasonable option.’
Preventing a heart attack
THE CLAIM


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2835873/Vision-problems-Joint-pain-Dementia-fish-oils-t-beat.html#ixzz3JFKl0bQ8 


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The rise of the 'Botox boob job': New treatment promises to boost your bust by a cup size...but it will cost you

Bust-boosting surgery has never been more popular, with more than 11,000 boob job operations taking place in the UK alone each year.

But not everyone wants to go under the knife, including some of the A-list clients who visit Harley Street medic Dr Neetu Nirdosh.

Instead of scalpels and implants, they are opting for a new treatment which has been dubbed 'the Botox boob job' and uses injectables to plump up the cleavage.

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New look: The 'Botox boob job' is said to boost the breasts by up to a cup size but only lasts for six months
New look: The 'Botox boob job' is said to boost the breasts by up to a cup size but only lasts for six months
'The Breastox- Botox is fast becoming the must have pre-red carpet procedure for my celebrity clients,' explains Dr Nirdosh. 


'It is a knifeless instantaneous breast lift. This form of breast augmentation works best for those who are between a cup size A and C and is safer and quicker than regular surgery.'

The £1,000 treatment involves injecting Botox into the pectoral muscles which temporarily relaxes them, leaving the shoulder and surrounding chest muscles to take the strain.

As a result, breasts are lifted and look higher and firmer, although given Botox wears off, the effect lasts for a maximum of six months.

'There's no downtime, no reported side effects, no scars and it is virtually painless,' adds Dr Nirdosh. 

'It takes less than 30 minutes and is the ideal treatment for women suffering from post-pregnancy droopy boobs, ageing, sagging breasts or a wrinkly bust line as a result of sun damage. 
Popular: Botox is the most popular injectable in use in the UK and accounts for 45,464 treatments a year
Popular: Botox is the most popular injectable in use in the UK and accounts for 45,464 treatments a year
Risky: Breast enhancement isn't without its risks as the recent PIP implant scandal demonstrated
Risky: Breast enhancement isn't without its risks as the recent PIP implant scandal demonstrated



'It is also good if you want a bit of extra support so you can go braless as many of my red carpet clients do.'
Traditional breast enhancement involves having a cut made either beneath the breasts or in the armpits and inserting a silicone implant between the breast tissue and the chest muscle.

Operations cost between £3,500 and £5,000 and, according to the NHS, complications can include infection, scarring and loss of sensation in the nipple.
  


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2830353/The-rise-Botox-boob-job-New-treatment-promises-boost-bust-cup-size-cost-1-000.html#ixzz3ItkH5FkE

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

24-HOUR BREAST IMPLANTS USE SALINE INJECTIONS TO TEMPORARILY BOOST YOUR BUST

For the girl who has too much $$$ to spend, and too few brains

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Poor diet 'causes lifetime damage': Foods full of fat, sugar and salt change the way genes work, say scientists

The damage caused by unhealthy eating can last a lifetime – even after going on a diet, according to research.

Scientists suggest that foods full of fat, sugar and salt change the way genes work and even swapping them for fish, fruit and vegetables cannot turn back the clock.

Tests on mice found that those fed a junk food diet were still more prone to hardening of the arteries even after treatment because the function of genes, including those vital to the immune system, had been altered in a process known as ‘epigenetics’. 

Bad diet: Foods full of fat, sugar and salt change the way genes work, scientists say
Bad diet: Foods full of fat, sugar and salt change the way genes work, scientists say

Researcher Erik van Kampen, of Leiden University, Holland, said: 'I hope this study demonstrates the importance of diet induced changes in the epigenome and encourages further research into the interaction between dietary patterns, DNA methylation and disease.'


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2821279/Poor-diet-causes-lifetime-damage-Foods-fat-sugar-salt-change-way-genes-work-say-scientists.html#ixzz3ICBHa45G
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Friday, October 24, 2014

Can Broccoli Chemical Cure Autism?

Brussels Sprouts
Brussels Sprouts (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
A chemical found in broccoli may point the way to a cure for autism. Scientists at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine found that sulforaphane, a chemical found in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables, such as cabbage and Brussels sprouts, improved the classic symptoms of autism in teens and young men.
 
"We believe that this may be preliminary evidence for the first treatment of autism that improves symptoms by apparently correcting some of the underlying cellular problems," said Paul Talalay, M.D., professor of pharmacology and molecular sciences.
 


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Friday, October 17, 2014

How to get more shaves from your razor blades

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You have to hand it to the men's grooming industry. Faced with shrinking razor blade market share because more men sport beards, it has had to come up with inventive ways to sell more of its products.
It continues to re-invent the razor, with more and more cutting edges. One of the most innovative developments has been the subscription razor blade service. For a flat fee a consumer receives a package of blades each week or month.
The selling point is that you'll never be caught one morning with a dull blade and no replacement. The downside is that you will buy more razor blades than you could ever use. That is, if you properly care for your razor.
The truth is that commercial razor blades – both cartridges and disposable razors – can last weeks or months with proper care. Though we haven't tested them all, we've gathered some methods from a variety of sources who swear by the results.

http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news/how-to-get-more-shaves-from-your-razor-blades-101714.html

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Are pills containing frozen POO the key to beating hospital superbug?

A deadly hospital superbug could be treated using capsules of frozen faeces from healthy people, a new study has found.

The gut infection Clostridium difficule (C. difficile) can be life-threatening, especially in the elderly.

But scientists in the US found introducing 'normal' gut bacteria from a healthy donor's excrement, rebalanced a C. difficile patient's system, curing their illness.

They successfully cured 18 of 20 patients who took part in the study at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston of their diarrhea, improving their condition.

A new study has found capsules of frozen facecal matter from healthy donors can cure C. difficile patients of their severe diarrhoea. Doctors in the US cured 18 of the 20 patients taking part in their research. (File picture)
A new study has found capsules of frozen facecal matter from healthy donors can cure C. difficile patients of their severe diarrhoea. Doctors in the US cured 18 of the 20 patients taking part in their research. (File picture)


In healthy people the bacteria C. difficile lies harmlessly in the gut.  But the feared infection is caused when antibiotics upset the balance of the intestines.  While natural bacteria that protect against infection are decimated by the drugs, C. difficile multiply.  The result is severe diarrhoea, which can cause fatal complications, including swelling of the bowel from a build-up of gas.

The new research builds on a UK study published in 2012 where 'stool transplants' were used to restore the balance of the gut in mice suffering C. difficile.

But the methods used were invasive and presented problems for human patients.
The researchers developed a method whereby they could freeze healthy stool samples, enclosing them in capsules for patients to swallow. 


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2792108/are-pills-containing-frozen-faeces-key-beating-hospital-superbug-stool-samples-healthy-donors-restores-balance-gut-bacteria.html#ixzz3G7mJYe5S
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Monday, October 13, 2014

Could symptoms of autism be improved by eating broccoli?

Suforaphane - which gives broccoli its bitter taste - could help treat autism, a study found
Suforaphane - which gives broccoli its bitter taste - could help treat autism, a study found
Broccoli could hold the key to treating autism, research suggests.The chemical that gives broccoli its distinctive bitter taste made teenagers and young men with autism calmer and more sociable, a study found.

‘Remarkable’ improvements were seen in as little as four weeks and by the end of the study, some of those given a capsule a day felt able to look the researchers in the eye and shake their hand.

The finding suggests it may be possible to create a pill that gets to the root of autism for the first time.Existing drugs simply control symptoms such as aggression, hyperactivity or sleep problems, but do not address the underlying cause of the condition.  

Researcher Dr Paul Talalay, a professor of pharmacology in the US who has spent the last 25 years researching nature’s medicine cabinet, said: ‘It was a small study but the effects were very, very large.

‘We believe that this may be preliminary evidence for the first treatment for autism that improves symptoms by apparently correcting some underlying cellular mechanisms.’
British experts described the research as ‘intriguing’ but said it is simply too early to say if broccoli is beneficial in autism.

The research, from the respected MassGen Hospital for Children and Johns Hopkins University, both in Boston, comes amid concern about rising rates of autism.
More than one in 100 British children has autism or a related condition such as Asperger's Syndrome - a 10-fold increase on 30 years ago.


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2791237/could-symptoms-autism-improved-eating-broccoli-chemical-gives-veg-bitter-taste-helps-autistic-teens-calmer-sociable.html#ixzz3G4KdaWvh
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