Archive for July, 2010

Detect and prevent heat stroke

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

Heat stroke can cause death. As simple and clear cut it should be when talking about heat stroke, and it appears that we are not aware of all the dangers of sudden temperature changes in our body, specifically, rising temperatures may be real headaches and highly dangerous.

heat stroke

Moreover, one of its dangers is that we can be confused with heat stroke, and although they have similar effects, we must go much account, because it is much more dangerous than heat stroke, in fact, it is even possible to suffer a soon after suffering heat stroke, or push too hard the machine. (more…)

What are dissociative disorders?

Friday, July 30th, 2010

Dissociative disorders are Characterized by a disruption Affecting Normally integrated functions. There are five types of dissociative disorders Hand described in DSM- IV(1):

Dissociative Amnesia is characterized by an inability to recall important personal memories, usually of a traumatic or stressful, not explaining this inability by a bad memory.

The Dissociative fugue is characterized by sudden and unexpected departure has from usual living environment Loved, with Inability to remember past Loved and confusion about personal identity or a new identity adopter.

The dissociative identity disorder (formerly Multiple Personality) Characterized by the presence of IS of Two or more distinct identities or “personality states” separate take-turns controlling the behavior of the subject, with Inability To Evoke personal memories. This is too extensive to be explained by a bad memory.

Here Are the Diagnostic Criteria for this disorder:

  • Presence of Two or more distinct identities or “personality states” separate (each with ITS Particular conditions and constant perception, Thought and environment and the relationship).
  • At least Two of contention identities or “personality states” take turns controlling the behavior of the subject.
  • Inability to recall important personal memories, too strong to Be Explained by ordinary forgetfulness.
  • The disruption caused to is Not the Effects of a substance gold general medical condition. NB In children, the symptoms can not be attributed to the play of imagination or the evocation of imaginary companions.


Bird Flu

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

Flu is a disease of birds caused by influenza virus type A, which may be low or high pathogenicity. Spread throughout the world, avian influenza can infect virtually all species of birds, albeit with very different manifestations, from the lightest to the highly pathogenic forms that produce epidemics and contagious acute. If caused by a highly pathogenic form, the disease appears suddenly, followed by rapid death in almost 100% of cases. The fear of a new pandemic, arising from a passage of avian viruses to humans, has sparked a series of extraordinary measures of prevention throughout the world.

A virus unstable
Nature reserves of different subtypes of avian influenza viruses are wild ducks, identified as a source of infection for poultry farming (chickens and turkeys), are particularly susceptible to the disease. In Asian countries, a prominent role in the spread of the virus been identified in the sale of live poultry markets. Moreover, viruses can be transmitted from farm to farm by mechanical means, tools and contaminated instruments, machinery, feed, cages, clothing or even operators.

Viruses of low pathogenicity can, after circulation for short periods in a poultry population, mutate into highly pathogenic viruses. For example, as reported by WHO during the 1983-1984 epidemic in the United States, H5N2 virus initially caused low mortality but became, within six months, highly pathogenic, with a mortality close to 90%. To control the epidemic, in that case, it was necessary to demolish more than 17 million birds, at a total cost of nearly $65 million. (more…)


Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

Insomnia can be defined as the inability to sleep or sleeping permancer. When you have this type of disturbance is a warning sign that something is not working properly.

This is a problem currently affecting many people and causes that can cause this imbalance:


  • Insomnia learned: It occurs when anxiety, stress or depression you can not sleep.
  • For alteration of the rate-wake cycle: It happens to people whose work has had to sleep in a different rate than usual.
  • Health problems: It happens when the person is suffering from some illness that causes physical pain and not allowed to sleep in a relaxed and pleasant.
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Hot Stone Massage

Monday, July 26th, 2010

Usually referred to this type of therapy as relaxing as “Stone Therapy” or “Hotstones”. This is a hot stone massage that was used long ago by Native American civilizations at the time of the ritual forms of treatment.

hot stone massage

Concentrate energies
Before each session, the stones are heated in a bath of hot water. They are basalt, which once placed on the hot body’s energy centers or “chakras”, and specifically in the palm of their hands, to along the vertebral column, enter the toes on the front, etc …

Heat, primarily located on the center energy is diffused throughout the body. The thoughts naturally focus on these points. The body relaxes. (more…)

The deterioration of articular cartilage

Saturday, July 24th, 2010

Articular cartilage deterioration, called a spur, is caused by abnormal bone growth that occurs as a result of friction between two bones that eventually damage the cartilage called.

The damage that occurs in cartilage is due to the load during a period of time, as a consequence of obesity or a fracture. The bone spur can affect the knees, feet, hips, vertebrae and joints that have a continuous motion.

This type of spur interferes with the proper functioning of the joint as close as you press the tissues are the tendons and ligaments. The constant pressure causes pain, swelling, muscle spasm and often the loss of mobility and a creep.

Usually the pain is more intense in the early hours of the morning and after a rest period.

It is important to lead a very healthy diet always trying to maintain a healthy weight because excess weight increases the pressure on the joints and exacerbates the problem by making it more painful.

The consumption of vegetables, fruits, whole grains and foods rich in calcium and magnesium, increasing fish intake (rich in Omega 3) in the diet including flaxseed. (more…)

Consuming fish slow aging

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

Omega-3 fatty acids also known as Vitamin F are present in fish called blue and recent research has concluded that it has a high ability to extend life especially people with heart disease.

oily fish

A study recently published in The Journal Of the American Medical Association, states that these molecules present in the blood at high levels to protect so-called “telomeres” a type of structures that are located on chromosomes and relate directly with cellular aging.

Additionally, a group of researchers from the University of California in U.S. have the belief that such protective effect of this substance may be directly related to the length of the telomeres, which are responsible for marking the biological age of an individual. (more…)

Prevent Breast Cancer

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

It is one of the cancers with highest incidence in women worldwide and a major cause of mortality. The ability to reduce and control the development of this disease focuses on the implementation of strategies designed to provide information based cancer prevention and early detection and treatment of patients with cancer.

Prevent Breast Cancer

Using these techniques can prevent approximately 30% of the cases. The risk group consists of women between 25 to 65 years of age, the frequency of the last control is greater than two years.

Ideally, every woman does, at least once a month. The best time to do this is, after 18 years, between 7 and 10 days after menstruation, when the breasts are least tender. (more…)

Tips for coping with Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a fairly common problem, related to dysfunction in the very bowels. Usually occurs in women and only after 20 years of age.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

There are two ways of IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) can the intestines squeeze too hard, causing food to move more quickly, or vice versa, making the movement is much slower. There are no foods that cause this condition, but some foods can make the existing distress, is even larger.

That’s why the best way to deal with Irritable Bowel Syndrome, is by adopting a healthy diet and avoid eating foods that cause you to check your discomfort. Just follow these tips:

First of all, it is highly desirable that you include plenty of fiber to your diet, but incorporating it little by little, every day. The fiber content in cereals and other foods, often helps to order the functioning of the intestines. (more…)

The healing secret of six syllables

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

If Sun Miao, was a Chinese physician and alchemist who lived in the V century and hid his secrets healing of the six syllables Xu, He, Hu, Si, Xi and Chui.

This is a technique of Medical Qigong, the six syllables have a wavelength that creates a resonance that strikes a balance between the so-called life energy (Chi) from each of the internal organs.

If Sun Miao had a vast training and through studies and research could synthesize information from various sources Buddhists and Taoists. He made so many experiments with sound practice in instrumental and then phonic principles. These experiments led him to discover amazing therapeutic results.

This technique known as the Six Healing Sounds will make sitting comfortably and with a straight spine, this is ideal, although other positions are also accepted.

The Six Healing Sounds should pronounce correctly and six times each, expiring to note that the air leaving the mouth is cold. Where inspiration takes positive energy, white light, and the ideal is that the sound is emitted into the body through vibration to receive a massage. Each sound has a vibration that affects a specific organ, which purifies and heals both physically and emotionally. (more…)

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