Archives for the month of: August, 2013

The American Academy of Pediatrics states, “Eye examination and vision assessment are vital for the detection of conditions that result in blindness … problems with school performance, or at worst, threaten the child’s life[2].” “Children’s eye exams are critical. Vision problems don’t always manifest as squinting,” said Dr. Stephanie Lyons, head of Lyons Family Eye Care in Chicago. “Kids with vision issues may act out or avoid reading.
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Smartphone-based kit makes eye tests cheap and portable

Peek is capable of several eye tests such as visual field, acuity (clearness of vision), c...

The Peek team says that 285 million people in the world are visually impaired, with 39 million of these people actually blind. The good news is that 80 percent of blindness is avoidable, although 90 percent of those people live in low-income countries where treatment is not always available. Once a patient is visited by a Peek-using health worker, who can move more freely without bulky gear, data from the eye exam is recorded on the phone and can be shared with experts anywhere in the world, such as Moorfields Eye Hospital in London. Google Maps helps in locating the patients, as the phone guides health workers to them. Once the patient is diagnosed, treatment can then be arranged. The system is also being tested by members of the Coldest Journey expedition in Antarctica, led by Sir Ranulph Fiennes, which set sail in March.
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Eye Study Results May Offer New Therapy for Some Vision Loss

Findings shed light on how people with macular

15 in the journal Current Biology. “The system that controls how the eyes move is far more malleable than the literature has suggested,” Bosco Tjan, of the University of Southern California, said in a journal news release. “We showed that people with normal vision can quickly adjust to a temporary occlusion [blockage] of their foveal vision by adapting a consistent point in their peripheral vision as their new point of gaze.” Tjan and colleagues simulated the loss of foveal vision in six young adults with normal vision. The researchers did this by blocking part of a visual scene with a gray disc that followed the participants’ eye gaze. The participants were then asked to do object-following and visual-search tasks. Within three hours, the participants had adjusted their eye movements to cope with the challenge. They retained this ability for a few weeks and were able to use it whenever their foveal vision was blocked.
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However, it is advisable that you also consult your doctor before you consume these Vitamins as too much of Vitamins could be harmful to the child growing inside your womb. The reason why a pregnant woman should consume Vitamin A is because it helps the bones and teeth to grow and form proportionately. Vitamin C is good for pregnant women because it helps build healthy immune systems. Vitamin D is important during pregnancy as it helps the body use calcium and phosphorus through the foods you consume. Vitamin E helps the body form and use red blood cells and muscles and Vitamin K is good for pregnant women in small portions as it prevents anemia, low birth weight and premature delivery.
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Megadoses of vitamins may be bad for your health, doctors say

Continue reading In his new book, “Do You Believe in Magic?,” Dr. Paul Offit says that megadoses of certain vitamins can increase a person’s risk for heart disease and cancer. Offit describes these “megadoses” as vitamins that provide anywhere from 5 to 20 times more than the recommended daily intake of certain nutrients. “By challenging mother nature in taking these vitamins and concentrating them to these exceptionally large quantities that you would never normally eat, you’ve got to be careful,” Offit says. The Consumer Healthcare Products Association, the group that lobbies on behalf of the supplement industry, says that there’s plenty of research that highlight the benefits of multivitamins. However, in a statement, they told CNN that consumers should “always use caution” when considering large doses of any supplements.
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The best vitamins that aid in weight loss

Vitamin B2 aids in weight loss by releasing the unused energy in the body and preventing unused energy from turning into fat. Some of the best sources of vitamin B are bananas, potatoes, whole grains, beans, lentils, and chili peppers. Choline Choline is another B vitamin that aids in weight loss . This nutrient is a fat emulsifier that works with the nutrient inositol. Choline and inositol use the cholesterol and fats in the body to prevent weight gain and promote weight loss. Without choline, the excess fats that are digested get trapped in the liver and block fat metabolism which leads to weight gain. Some of the foods that contain choline are peanuts, cucumber, cauliflower, wheat germ, egg yolks, beef heart, and beef liver.
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Human Barbie Doll holds the record for most money spent on cosmetic surgery

Reported symptoms include: loss of libido, erectile dysfunction, Peyronies disease, penile shrinkage, gynecomastia, muscle atrophy, cognitive impairment, severely dry skin and depression. The condition has effected thousands of men worldwide and has had life-altering impact on victims, and their families, such as job loss and the breakup of marriages and romantic relationships, while also being linked to suicides. On July 1, the PFS Foundation announced the funding of its first clinical PFS study, at Brigham and Womens Hospital BWH in Boston, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School. The studys aim is to identify causes of the condition at the molecular level.
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Hair Loss in Women

Forty percent of women have visible hair loss by the time they are age 40, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. Hair loss in women can be absolutely devastating for self image and emotional well-being. Unfortunately, society has forced women to suffer in silence. It is considered far more acceptable for men to go through the same hair loss process.
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Flood damage forces YWCA to close fitness centre

While Philly has tons of Zumba classes to offer, Zumba isnt the only way to dance away those unwanted pounds. Philly Dance Fitness offers extreme ballet classes, hip-hop, jazz and even striptease aerobics if youre feeling frisky, while House Party Fitness incorporates resistance training in their dance routines. Lastly, Cohen touted her own fitness class, Pound as a hot new fitness trend. The class is described as a fusion of cardio, pilates, plyometrics, isometric movements and poses into a full-body 45 minute class that can burn 600-900 calories per hour. Cohen uses weighted drumsticks (called Ripstix) and rhythm to lead a full body cardio jam session. Lets just say if this comes to Philly, well be signing up to try it!
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The Newton Mentoring Alliance is launching a new fitness mentoring program. We are looking for health/wellness mentors who want to empower youth to try new fitness activities or learn about healthy eating habits through monthly activities. Each month The Newton Mentoring Alliance will host one/two activities for mentors and mentees focused on health/fitness such as kayaking, yoga, cooking classes, and more. The goal is to help youth develop a healthy lifestyle by pairing them with a caring adult who can help guide them in making positive choices.
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New Fitness Mentoring Program!

Flood damage was pegged at about $1 million. Twelve staff members have been laid off. Mehrer said the YWCA will have to ramp up its fundraising efforts and re-examine its longer-term revenue model to make up for the lost $600,000 in annual revenue the fitness facility generated, money needed to assist the 8,500 women and children fleeing from family violence and homelessness. The 50,000-square-foot facility included a large gymnasium that hosted floor hockey and roller derby tournaments, a number of studios for yoga and fitness classes, a fitness area with exercise machines, squash courts, and a pool that had been non-operational for a number of years. Mehrer said itas too early to say what will become of the Fitness on 5th building.
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The best skin care devices

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Its always Merlot Skin Cares goal to help women get the most out of their skin care products, explained Michele Beckley, VP operations for Merlot Skin Care. We packaged the My Daily Beauty kit for everyone looking to develop an easy-to-follow daily routine with anti-aging-focused solutions. Merlots My Daily Beauty kit features a three-step skin care routine: cleanse, tone and moisturize. Merlot Grape Seed Cleanser, Hydrating Toner and Merlot Moisturizer with SPF are packaged in a recyclable box, available at MerlotSkinCare.com for a limited time. Merlot also is releasing a series of video tutorials from international beauty training consultant Rebecca Herrera, CEO of Speaking Of Beauty, in both English and Spanish. The My Daily Beauty campaign also features regular blog posts ( MerlotSkinCare.com/Blog ) from Merlot Skin Care users and staff members, showcasing daily routines and highlighting tips to get the most out of every product.
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Everybody’s skin is different, so the solutions to skin issues vary, which is why it’s so fun and challenging to be part of the beauty business!” Simplify your routine Looking to cut out some of the fat from your skin care routine? Start by using only the essentials. For starters, no matter what your age, everyone needs a good cleanser. “A good cleanser is the basic beginning to any good anti-aging skin care routine and is truly the foundation for good skin,” Harper says.
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The only skin care products you’ll ever need to use

Suki Moisture Rich Cleansing Lotion, Neutrogena Pink Grapefruit Facial Cleanser

While in search of some great hydrating topical skin care products, one way to jumpstart any skin care regimen is to introduce it to skin care technology. Home-based devices have come a long way, and for many, its like having a spa in the privacy of their own home. Quality manufacturers are making it possible for people of all ages to have healthier and more beautiful skin, said a spokesperson from Skin Care Heaven , an e-commerce store and skin research center based in San Diego. Skin Care Heaven checked off its own list of their favorite technology which includes: NuFACE Trinity : This anti-aging device has revolutionized what micro-current technology can do to promote youthful skin, she said.
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Intensity Nutrition Introduces New Enhanced Formulas for Intense Workout Support

GSSI Sports Science Exchange, 106, 20(3). van Loon, L. (2013). “Is there a need for protein ingestion during exercise?”GSSI Sports Science Exchange, 26(109).
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We have focused exclusively on providing the right ingredients, in the right amounts, to give you everything you need and absolutely nothing that you dont need. Intensity Nutrition, founded in 2007, has a reputation in the marketplace for delivering precisely formulated nutritional products with no fillers or pixie dust. The company is proud to deliver these types of precise formulations in todays sports nutrition marketplace, ensuring customers that precise formulations of the Intensity Nutrition product line will always fall within the realm of the utmost safety and integrity. Manufactured in an audited facility and conforming to the guidelines of the WADA, NCAA, US Military, USDA, Certified GMP and being Informed Choice Certified, you can feel confident about Training With Intensity Nutritions Nutritional Sports Supplements. For more information about Intensity Nutrition and its no pixie dust product line, please visit http://www.IntensityNutrition.com for detailed information about all the products as well as full disclosure of the supplemental facts associated with each product.
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In U.S., Less Than Half Look at Restaurant Nutrition Facts

Americans Who Pay a "Great Deal"/"Fair Amount" of Attention to Nutritional Information, by Key Subgroups, July 2013

Men, Young Adults Less Likely to Pay Attention to Nutritional Information There are some differences in the attention Americans pay to nutritional information among key demographic groups: Women are more likely than men to pay a great deal or fair amount of attention to nutrition information on food packages, 73% to 61%, and on restaurant menus, 49% to 36%. Young adults aged 18 to 29 are the age group least likely to say they pay attention to nutrition information. College graduates (81%) are the group most likely to say they pay attention to nutrition labels on food packages, exceeding those with some college (67%) and those with a high school diploma or less (58%). And the pattern is the same for nutrition information in restaurants.
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Exercise Could Slow Memory Loss Among People At Risk For Alzheimer’s

Health News Wires has published an educational article and video detailing the benefits of Probiotics and Exercise for Anxiety and Stress Reduction. Findings released by Princeton University demonstrates that exercise produces new brain cells in the hippocampus, the area of the brain associated with cognitive functions like stress and anxiety. During exercise the brain also produces neurons that release GABA, a neurotransmitter that reduces the effects of anxiety in the brain; this includes significantly shorter periods of observed stress in the brains of people regularly participating in exercise. Probiotics, or healthy bacteria , found in the digestive tract and in several foods and high-quality supplements have also demonstrated the ability to alter the activity of the brain most closely associated with emotion, stress, and anxiety, especially when responding to stress or other environmental stimuli.
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Daily Exercise Helps Prevent Flare-ups of Low Back Pain, from the August 2013 Harvard Men’s Health Watch

If the pain traces to a problem in the spine, however, don’t start a new exercise plan without talking to a doctor. Warning signs of a spinal problem are pain that radiates from the back down into the leg and a tingling “pins and needles” sensation. So far, no specific type or level of exercise has been identified that works better than others for preventing low back pain. However, people who exercise regularly, compared with those who do not, tend to have fewer recurrences of back pain over time. The Harvard Men’s Health Watch also has some advice for those interested in trying alternative medicine for back pain, such as tai chi and yoga.
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And another study, conducted on women with mild cognitive impairment, showed that endurance and strength training boost memory , while toning exercises — like stretching — don’t seem to have any effect, The New York Times reported. Related on HuffPost: Loading Slideshow It Sharpens Thinking Earlier this year, Dartmouth researchers added support to mounting evidence about the way that exercise affects learning and mental acuity: it boosts the production of brain derived neurotrophic factor” — or BDNF a protein that is thought to help with mental acuity, learning and memory. It May Alleviate Childhood ADHD Symptoms In the same Dartmouth study, the researchers discovered that, thanks to the BDNF boost, exercise also helped to alleviate ADHD-like symptoms in juvenile rats. Since BDNF is involved in the brain’s development and growth of new cells, the effect was more profound on the younger rats, with their still-developing brains and more rapid cell turnover, compared to adult rats.
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