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Transform your health and well-being with these health ideas.Sat, 26 Sep 2015 19:02:18 +0000en-UShourly1https://wordpress.org/?v=4.4Proper Storage and Disposal of Prescription Medications is Crucialhttp://healthideas.info/2015/09/proper-storage-and-disposal-of-prescription-medications-is-crucial/

http://healthideas.info/2015/09/proper-storage-and-disposal-of-prescription-medications-is-crucial/#respondSat, 26 Sep 2015 19:02:18 +0000http://healthideas.info/?p=266According to a news report about prescription drug abuse, every nine minutes someone dies from prescription drug abuse, misuse or an accidental use. This is quite alarming. People are consistently trying to get the message across about the importance of safe use,…

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]]>According to a news report about prescription drug abuse, every nine minutes someone dies from prescription drug abuse, misuse or an accidental use. This is quite alarming. People are consistently trying to get the message across about the importance of safe use, storage and safe disposal of medications from your pharmacy. Safe use of the medication means only taking medication that was intended for you. It also means you shouldn’t take the medication any other way than the way it was prescribed

Another important safety note is keeping them in their original containers, not mixing medications. You need to focus on putting medications in a safe place and out of sight from others. You should not keep medications in bathrooms if you’re sharing a home. You can always keep them in a lockbox which is a bag with a key opener and a small lock on the end of it. Another option is getting a script safe box which can be bolted somewhere in your house to keep your medications away from young children, infants and house guests.

While you might not assume anything is going to happen with your prescriptions, especially in the comfort of your own home, things happen all the time. In fact, more accidents happen at home than they do anywhere else. Because of this, we need to be even more cautious of everything in our surroundings if we are to keep our loved ones safe and secure.

According to the recent reports, almost 80% of Colorado’s water has contaminants in it from prescription drugs that people flush down their toilets. That’s just one state. Can you imagine how much of our total water supply is contaminated because of people not throwing their unused prescriptions away properly? Doesn’t make you want to drink the water, does it? There are ways of correct disposal when it comes to your prescription medications.

Consider going to one of the take-back locations for prescription drugs that you are no longer using or want to dispose of. If you cannot find one of these websites or locations nearest your home, then you can actually put the prescription medications in a bag full of coffee grounds in a zip lock bag and put it out on trash day. Regardless of how you look at it, the toilet is not the place for your unwanted prescriptions to go. The next time you go to get rid of old medications, stop and think about whether you are really putting them where they belong.

If you have any other ideas about where to dispose of medications, let us know. We are happy to pass them along and help someone else out.

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]]>http://healthideas.info/2015/09/proper-storage-and-disposal-of-prescription-medications-is-crucial/feed/0Massachusetts Woman Fired for Medicinal Marijuana Usehttp://healthideas.info/2015/09/massachusetts-woman-fired-for-medicinal-marijuana-use/

http://healthideas.info/2015/09/massachusetts-woman-fired-for-medicinal-marijuana-use/#respondSat, 26 Sep 2015 18:38:59 +0000http://healthideas.info/?p=263A woman in Massachusetts was hired by a marketing agency and she told them up front that she used medical marijuana for Crohn’s disease. At the time of employment, she never got any indication from the company that they had an issue about…

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]]>A woman in Massachusetts was hired by a marketing agency and she told them up front that she used medical marijuana for Crohn’s disease. At the time of employment, she never got any indication from the company that they had an issue about her using medicinal marijuana for her medical condition.

On Ms. Barbuto’s first day of employment, she had to take a drug test. She had to disclose this information once again, but this time, she was fired from her position. The company then told her they go by federal law not the state law of Massachusetts.

from Laurie Avocado – Cropped version of [1]. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons – http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Medical-marijuana-sign.jpg#/media/File:Medical-marijuana-sign.jpgAccording to the Massachusetts patient advocacy alliance representative, Ms. Snow, who represent medical marijuana patients, they say that current medical marijuana law and regulations do not address the issue of employment discrimination. Ms. Snow also states that no one realizes there is no explicit protection in the law for marijuana users.

The law also says that employers do not have to accommodate marijuana use in the workplace, but it also says nothing about whether employees can forbid it from being used for patients that need it outside the workplace. Therefore, you would think it should not be an issue as this person has a debilitating Gastro related disease and is using it for these medical issues not as a recreational use, as well as the fact that she disclosed this information before being hired by the marketing company.

Ms. Barbuto’s legal team are seizing on a provision in the law that says medical marijuana users cannot be penalize under Massachusetts law or denied any right or privilege because of using medical marijuana.

What do you think about this whole situation? Should she be allowed to keep her job since it was disclosed that she used marijuana solely for medicinal purposes?

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]]>http://healthideas.info/2015/09/massachusetts-woman-fired-for-medicinal-marijuana-use/feed/0Looking for a New Job? How About Working as a Certified Budtender?http://healthideas.info/2015/03/looking-for-a-new-job-how-about-working-as-a-certified-budtender/

http://healthideas.info/2015/03/looking-for-a-new-job-how-about-working-as-a-certified-budtender/#respondTue, 31 Mar 2015 03:22:22 +0000http://healthnewsandmore.com/?p=188As an elementary and junior high student, you often start thinking about what you want to be when you grow up. When you hit high school, your plans might change and you might start venturing into another career choice. For…

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]]>As an elementary and junior high student, you often start thinking about what you want to be when you grow up. When you hit high school, your plans might change and you might start venturing into another career choice. For some, they dream of being a lawyer, doctor, nurse, accountant, veterinarian or some other prestigious profession. Growing up, my plans changed a lot. I never dreamed of being a writer, until the time came and I found myself really enjoying it.

Years ago, pot was something you did to unwind and hope no one ever found out you were doing it. While I never did it myself, I had plenty of friends tell me they did. Today, it would be considered normal for people to smoke a blunt and call it a day. In fact, there are a few states legalizing marijuana and making it to where you don’t have to worry about whether you are going to get caught smoking a reefer or not.

While many people think that the only people who are going to work in a dispensary are those who enjoy smoking pot 24 hours a day, that isn’t the case. In fact, it takes a significant amount of knowledge and training to be able to work as a certified budtender. If you are someone who has had their share of wacky college days but still have the mature disposition it takes to run a medicinal shop, this might be the perfect job for you.

“Medical-marijuana-sign” by Original uncropped image from Laurie Avocado – Cropped version of [1]. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons – http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Medical-marijuana-sign.jpg#/media/File:Medical-marijuana-sign.jpgFor those who are planning to work in the field, you need to know how marijuana is grown, the different strains and what effects it can have on the human body. Selling weed isn’t all about fun and games. It takes a lot of preparation and training to get certified and work in the field.

All kidding aside, this is a real profession that is popping up in different areas where marijuana is being sold to people who truly need the drug to help them cope with a medical condition. For some, it might be cancer, while for others it might be something like a brain tumor. Either way, marijuana has come a long way from what it was 50 years ago during Woodstock. While I am not condoning the use of the drug, everyone is going to make their own decisions based on what they feel is right for their specific situation.

Even though you might be thinking this is the perfect job for you, there are certain requirements that have to be met to work as a certified budtender. You need to go through a training program and pass the test before you are given the certification and allowed to work in the dispensary. With a lot of people already applying for the position, you are sure to have a lot of competition ahead of you.

As more and more states begin to legalize marijuana, it only makes sense that more and more certified budtender positions like this will open up at dispensaries across the region. If this is truly something you are interested in, spend some time checking into it and see if you have what it takes to be successful in the field. Everyone has something they are good at, and you should enjoy your job. If working in a dispensary is something that makes you happy, so be it. In the end, you are the one who has to enjoy what you do and feel confident in the decisions you make in life.

Interested in more information? Check out this article for additional details on how you can enter into a new career today http://www.chicagotribune.com/ct-illinois-medical-marijuana-jobs-met-20150329-story.html.

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]]>http://healthideas.info/2015/03/looking-for-a-new-job-how-about-working-as-a-certified-budtender/feed/0Marijuana Researchers Have Found Evidence of Tumor Reductionhttp://healthideas.info/2014/08/marijuana-researchers-found-evidence-tumor-reduction/

http://healthideas.info/2014/08/marijuana-researchers-found-evidence-tumor-reduction/#respondSat, 02 Aug 2014 06:00:39 +0000http://healthnewsandmore.com/?p=142According to modern medical marijuana researchers, the main psychoactive ingredient, Tetrahydrocannabinol, also known as THC for short, has properties that help eliminate tumor growth. Researchers have concluded that THC molecules have many receptors that react with the human brain. Researchers…

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]]>According to modern medical marijuana researchers, the main psychoactive ingredient, Tetrahydrocannabinol, also known as THC for short, has properties that help eliminate tumor growth. Researchers have concluded that THC molecules have many receptors that react with the human brain. Researchers have linked two of these receptors that specifically latch onto tumors and slowly destroy them. These receptors have been studied on both high and low doses of THC, both showing to improve tumor reduction in patients.

What are researchers working on doing right now?

Also, these medical researchers are working on duplicating these powerful receptors. That way, instead of patients taking a potentially lethal dose of a psychoactive compound, researchers plan to create an artificial compound that includes these two receptors, but not the brain empowerment that happens as a result of the drug.

Meanwhile, these scientists continue to encourage others not to use the drug on their own. Some state they the drug may harm some individuals if used incorrectly, and other researchers believe that marijuana could be a harm to these cancer patients as well as a cure. Currently, there are many scientists that conclude that medical marijuana has absolutely no adverse effects; it is not harmful in any way.

However, others conclude that marijuana could be extremely harmful to anyone who comes in contact, regardless of any evidence. The fight continues as many look for damaging effects of the drug, and other researchers fight to prove the drug is virtually harmless. At the moment, only positive evidence has been proven to be associated with marijuana.

As marijuana researchers gather evidence and continue to develop an artificial cancer-curing compound, many cancer patients also continue to use this plant on a daily basis, only for compelling, positive results. Some cancer patients have concluded that the use of medicinal marijuana totally reduced their cancer, and stated many improvements including reduction of tumor cells, pain, and other symptoms as well. Marijuana has shown not only to improve results in cancer patients, but also in other diseases and ailments including AIDS and Glaucoma.

What do the studies have to say about using marijuana?

One major study that was done at the University of East Anglia’s school of pharmacy includes breast cancer cells inserted into mice. These mice were then given THC molecules and were studied to find any reduction in the cancer cells. Almost all of the mice eventually showed tumor cell reduction, and these results were utilized.

Another study regarding tumor reduction from medical marijuana includes a study published in the British Journal of Cancer by the department of Biochemistry and molecular biology at the Complutense University of Madrid states the nine human patients with brain tumors were inserted with THC molecules. Out of these nine patients, at least two of them showed a significant decrease in their brain tumors.

After all, the current methods for cancer reduction are becoming less and less effective. These cancer cells are developing resistance, and a new method is in need of development. Do you think medical marijuana is an effective cure for cancer reduction?

http://www.irishexaminer.com/world/cannabis-could-help-reduce-tumour-growth-in-cancer-patients-275409.html

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]]>http://healthideas.info/2014/08/marijuana-researchers-found-evidence-tumor-reduction/feed/0Six Months of Continuous Contact Wear Leaves Woman Blindhttp://healthideas.info/2014/08/six-months-continuous-contact-wear-leaves-woman-blind/

http://healthideas.info/2014/08/six-months-continuous-contact-wear-leaves-woman-blind/#respondFri, 01 Aug 2014 13:00:49 +0000http://healthnewsandmore.com/?p=138Many people wear contacts to assist with failing vision. They basically do the same thing as prescription glasses, except contacts are two small lenses placed directly on the eye, so it sometimes doesn’t even look like your wearing anything at…

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]]>Many people wear contacts to assist with failing vision. They basically do the same thing as prescription glasses, except contacts are two small lenses placed directly on the eye, so it sometimes doesn’t even look like your wearing anything at all. Wearing contact lenses not only help with vision, but also can change your eye color.

Who doesn’t want to see what they look like with a different eye color? Some contact lenses are even fashioned after the eyes of characters such as the Sharingan Eye that Itachi Uchiha has from the anime show, Naruto. Sometimes, they just wear the lenses even though they don’t have a prescription or don’t have failing vision; they just wear them because they are fun to wear.

Learn All about Contacts before Wearing Them

As many people know, these contacts are made to take out of your eyes at night to put in a solution that cleans them. They need to be cleaned on a regular basis. According to most eye doctors, eight hours is the maximum length of time that contact lens can safely be worn without being taken out and cleaned. Because she did not follow these directions, one girl has been left blind due to six months of continuous contact wear.

It is also a good idea to take your contact lenses out every day and at night because leaving them in can cause a bacterial infection in your eyes. A Taiwanese college student, Lian Kao, decide to leave her contacts in for months and wasn’t aware that you need to clean them every day. She went swimming with them, took showers and baths, and didn’t even bother to take them out during the night. Many people don’t realize the risks of these contact lenses. Although they are pretty cool, they need to be taken care of and cleaned out just like anything else, especially if the lens is going directly onto your eye.

The Risks of Not Following the Rules with Contacts

Continuous contact wear can also cause damage to your eye. The tissue on your eye needs oxygen and cannot receive it if there is something constantly covering the eye so that oxygen cannot pass. This makes it easier for bacteria to grow because the destruction of the tissue creates small wounds in the eye that makes bacteria have easier access to. Once bacteria starts to grow, you might not even be aware. It can become a breeding ground for bacteria between the contact lens and your eye. This is the reason why Kao became blind.

If you are supposed to clean them every day to keep bacteria from growing, imagine what happens when you don’t clean your contacts for months on end. Kao over-used her contacts and while doing that, she caused permanent damage to the corneas in her eye due to the infectious bacterial parasites.

Because of the conditions that were created between the contacts and the eye, the parasites fed on the cornea. Medical professors have inferred that more people will take better precautions while wearing contact lenses because of what happened to Lian Kao. More people need to be aware that keeping your lenses in puts you at risk for infection. A lot of people in the world might say “that wouldn’t happen to me”, but keep in mind that even if you are the cleanest person on the earth, as long as there is something in your eye that is keeping oxygen from reaching your eye, your are at risk.

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]]>http://healthideas.info/2014/08/six-months-continuous-contact-wear-leaves-woman-blind/feed/0Severe Rashes are Linked to Nickel in Tech Deviceshttp://healthideas.info/2014/08/severe-rashes-linked-nickel-tech-devices/

http://healthideas.info/2014/08/severe-rashes-linked-nickel-tech-devices/#respondFri, 01 Aug 2014 09:38:44 +0000http://healthnewsandmore.com/?p=134Some electronic devices including the iPad are being linked to skin rashes likely caused by an allergic reaction to nickel.  A report in medicine details a rise in allergic dermatitis, a kind of skin inflammation, among children. Amongst the foremost…

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]]>Some electronic devices including the iPad are being linked to skin rashes likely caused by an allergic reaction to nickel.  A report in medicine details a rise in allergic dermatitis, a kind of skin inflammation, among children. Amongst the foremost common sources is contact with nickel, which is typically found in some laptops and cell phones. If you take a walk to Starbucks, you see many people on their laptops, phones, iPads, and such.

If electronic devices from Apple are proving to have nickel in them that is causing skin rashes, imagine how many people in the near future will be suffering from irritated skin. Children these days normally stay indoors with their electronic devices rather than go outside and enjoy the sunshine, like they used to do. It looks like these problems are going to rise if we don’t do something about nickel in tech devices.

The medicine report refers to the case of one 11-year-old boy treated for allergic dermatitis. Once doctors learned the boy had been using a first-generation iPad, they found that it tested positive for nickel and suggested him to use something else to eliminate exposure. According to the medicine report, the boy’s rash significantly improved.

We all know how addicting it is to play games on our iPhones and text all the time to keep in contact with our friends who we will probably end up seeing the next day, just imagine how hard it was for this boy to turn to a different type of device. In the end, it was worth it for him, but many of us need more convincing before we turn to an electronic that is different from the one we are used to using all the time and have grown accustomed to it.

With the increasing number of allergic reactions from nickel in tech devices within the child population nowadays, it’s vital for clinicians to still take into account metallic-appearing devices are a potential sources of nickel exposure.

According to some Clinics, these skin rashes can be defined as a red, fidgety rash that’s neither contagious nor critical, however will be uncomfortable. It just doesn’t seem worth it to always on your electronic devices as much anymore, knowing that an outbreak of rashes in children is getting worse every day. What will the rash be like if children continue to use these nickel-enhanced devices even when they notice rashes on themselves?

Were you affected by the Fitbit devices?

Earlier in the year, fitness band maker Fitbit recalled its Force Device once users complained of skin irritations. The Force Device is used as a wireless activity sleep wristband that wraps around your wrist to check the quality of your sleep, and is also used as a pedometer to track your activity while you walk. Fitbit investigations determined some of its users were stricken by allergic dermatitis which may have been linked to the nickel used in the product.

In 2010, throughout a presentation at a faculty of allergic reaction, doctors mentioned the increase of “cellphone rash,” caused by prolonged contact with nickel employed in cellphones. So even people talking on their phones and texting, basically doing anything with their phones can lead to rashes.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2014/07/14/ipad-rash/12615133

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]]>http://healthideas.info/2014/08/severe-rashes-linked-nickel-tech-devices/feed/0Fight Head Lice the Natural Wayhttp://healthideas.info/2014/07/fight-head-lice-natural-way/

http://healthideas.info/2014/07/fight-head-lice-natural-way/#respondThu, 31 Jul 2014 09:49:33 +0000http://healthnewsandmore.com/?p=130Back a couple months ago, I wrote a post for another site about head lice. With school season fast approaching, if not already here for some of you, it is more important than ever that you know how to handle…

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]]>Back a couple months ago, I wrote a post for another site about head lice. With school season fast approaching, if not already here for some of you, it is more important than ever that you know how to handle head lice. As a parent of small children, we dealt with this when our kids were in public schools. It seemed that no matter what we did our kids kept getting them because other parents weren’t treating their children correctly.

Let me tell you, flea shampoo isn’t going to get rid of head lice. No matter how much of it you put on your child’s head, it isn’t going to solve your problem. Also, you can’t simply throw some head lice shampoo on your kids head and think that solved your issue. It doesn’t work that way. We got to the point where we were spending a small fortune treating our children’s heads with lice shampoo and for what? The shampoo isn’t exactly safe for your little ones. While you might think you are helping your child, you are actually doing more harm than good. It can seep into their bloodstream and cause a world of problems.

Tackle the Problem with a Simple, Safe and Effective Solution

If you are like me, you probably want a simple solution to end your battles with lice once and for all. Long gone are the hours of trying to come through your child’s hair with this simple method I am about to tell you. All you need are a few simple supplies to get the process started:

• Listerine (We used spearmint, but any flavor will do.)

Even though they will tell you not to use the blue or green mouthwash on children with blonde hair, we didn’t have any problems with it. If you are worried, opt for the yellow colored one instead. You don’t have to use Listerine; any generic brand mouthwash will work just as well.

Take the mouthwash and douse their hair with it. Once their hair is completely saturated, simply wrap a plastic grocery bag around it and allow it to sit for at least a half hour. Our kids were able to play and watch television like normal. After a half hour has passed, take them into the bathroom and carefully pull the bag from their hair and look inside. While no one wants to see lice, you might be surprised at how many were on your little one’s head. All of the lice had died off from the Listerine. It swells their body and makes them explode, to put it mildly.

Rinse their hair out using just water. Once you have all the mouthwash out, pour the vinegar on their hair. Wrap it in a grocery bag again and let it sit for at least another half hour. This actually helps to loosen the glue on the eggs so they fall right off their hair. It saves a lot of time and effort in having to pick the eggs out of their hair.

After that half hour, you can rinse the vinegar out of their hair, while being careful not to get any in their eyes. Shampoo as normal to help cleanse their hair from the different items you put on it. You can use one of those lice combs to comb through their hair to eliminate any eggs that remained behind.

Follow-Up is Just as Important as the Initial Treatment

Your best bet is to repeat the process again a week later in case any eggs were missed and have since hatched. Another thing we did was to put some spearmint Listerine in a spray bottle with water and sprayed the kid’s hair every morning before they went to school. Lice don’t like the smell of spearmint or peppermint, so it kept them at bay, while leaving the kids smelling minty fresh.

We started telling the school about the method so they could pass it along to all the other parents who were having problems affording the lice shampoo. Not only was this method a lot cheaper, but it is much better for their scalp and system as a whole. Instead of flooding your little one with chemicals that are harmful, you can trust in what you are putting on their body, while eliminating the pesky louse from their scalp.

The method works wonders and doesn’t take much to get the job done. So, this school year, arm yourself with something that is proven to work and doesn’t cost you an arm and a leg. It’s worth the effort and investment to keep your little one free of the pesky louse.

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]]>http://healthideas.info/2014/07/fight-head-lice-natural-way/feed/0Hispanic Males Show Increase in Testicular Tumorshttp://healthideas.info/2014/07/hispanic-males-show-increase-in-testicular-tumors/

http://healthideas.info/2014/07/hispanic-males-show-increase-in-testicular-tumors/#respondTue, 29 Jul 2014 07:35:31 +0000http://healthnewsandmore.com/?p=117According to information from the United States government, white Hispanic males have shown a drastic increase in testicular germ cell tumors. According to the July 14th issue of the magazine “Cancer”, white Hispanics have shown over a 58 percent increase…

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]]>According to information from the United States government, white Hispanic males have shown a drastic increase in testicular germ cell tumors. According to the July 14th issue of the magazine “Cancer”, white Hispanics have shown over a 58 percent increase in tumor infections, while the white population alone has only risen by a mere 7 percent. Still, the Hispanic population with these tumors is only a fraction of all cases. What is causing this drastic increase in tumor production? Why do only white Hispanic males have such an increase in these tumors?

What Contributes to the Formation of TGCT?

Testicular germ cell tumors, also known as TGCT, has been linked with many other contributing factors. Some chemicals, including polyvinychloride, many types of pesticides, work in the agricultural area and many other harmful substances are all considered contributors. Some compare the use of marijuana to be the possible cause of the rapid increase in TGCT. Then again, how can marijuana cause an increase in these tumors when there are so many studies leading to the fact that marijuana actually helps reduce cancer and tumors?

Since marijuana has become legal in multiple places throughout the world, the use of this drug has multiplied. Hispanic males specifically have also shown a heavy increase in the use of this powerful drug, especially in Hispanic communities. However, not very much evidence about this claim has been produced, and there is no actual link to the usage of marijuana to the increase of testicular tumors. Many even believe that marijuana could be used to potentially heal this and many other medical issues.

Since this illness initially began, many researchers have been studying and searching for possible links and risk factors. One particular notion seems to be that radiation is a possible trigger. One source of radiation possible of producing such tumors are the waves that come from microwave ovens.

Microwave ovens produce what are called microwaves, small waves of radiation that produce heat into substances. Most of the waves from microwave ovens are absorbed into our food, however some of these waves can exit out of the microwave and enter into the human body without us even knowing. This drastically increases the risk of tumors and cancer, especially in the testicular area.

Although there are many factors that could initiate TGCT, it is impossible to completely avoid it, since it is not certain what the lead cause may be. Many believe that overall good health decreases the risk. Many also believe that certain things including tallness and geological preference all link to risk of TGCT. After all, white males show the highest risk to this disease, while Hispanics still only show roughly 10 percent of the entire population.

TGCT is scary and many people have now shown to have it. The best you can do is avoid risk causing activities and keep in good shape. As we all try to decrease this cancer epidemic, there is only so much that can be done. Do you believe TGCT should be researched and analyzed more? How can we avoid it if we aren’t completely sure what can be the trigger?

http://www.oncologypractice.com/oncologyreport/news/news/single-article/testicular-tumors-increasing-in-hispanic-teens-and-young-adults/e3150d0821b89a6888120930b4cc5f66.html

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]]>http://healthideas.info/2014/07/hispanic-males-show-increase-in-testicular-tumors/feed/0IVF Treatment Safer with New Hormonehttp://healthideas.info/2014/07/ivf-treatment-safer-with-new-hormone/

http://healthideas.info/2014/07/ivf-treatment-safer-with-new-hormone/#respondMon, 28 Jul 2014 14:00:55 +0000http://healthnewsandmore.com/?p=111Not every human in this world was built perfectly. In fact, nobody was built completely perfect, and very few of us even compare to what we want and see in the media today. One of the millions of problems we…

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]]>Not every human in this world was built perfectly. In fact, nobody was built completely perfect, and very few of us even compare to what we want and see in the media today. One of the millions of problems we see today is women in need of in-vitro fertilization. What is in-vitro fertilization? This process is used specifically for women with improper ovulation, meaning that they cannot have children. Most women involved begin to see this through puberty, and this may affect them throughout their entire life.

In-vitro fertilization (IVF) is a process doctors use in order to properly stimulate the ovaries and produce fertilized eggs. The process involves insertion of a hormone, usually Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG), which allows the ovaries to stimulate the eggs to maturity. After being introduced to HCG, doctors then take a mature human egg cell and combine them with a human sperm cell, creating a fetus that is transplanted into the female’s uterus.

However, this process is not completely safe, with many different kinds of complications possible. Nearly a third of all women undergoing IVF treatment develop Ovarian Hyper-stimulation Syndrome (OHHS), which causes severities including nausea, vomiting, and other reactions. About ten percent of women may even experience kidney failure. Unfortunately, this can happen to even the healthiest of women, therefore rendering the treatment impossible to predict.

Are There Alternatives to In-Vitro Fertilization?

In an effort to provide a safer means of treatment, scientists in the United Kingdom have found a new hormone that is more natural to the human body and potentially causes much less complications than ever before. This hormone, known as Kisspeptin, does precisely the same as the original hormone, but with less negative effects. Researchers including scientist Waljit Dhillo, the leader of the study being done in the United Kingdom, have already tested Kisspeptin in over a dozen patients. According to the researchers, Kisspeptin was injected in these twelve patients instead of HCG, and all of these women developed pregnancy with no negative effects shown.

Also, in a brand new study also done in the United Kingdom, Kisspeptin was used in 53 women. A rather large 51 of these women showed success with maturity of their eggs. Also including 49 of these women were able to properly undergo the entire process. None of these women developed fatal or severe complications. This already shows a much higher success rate then the previously used HCG hormone.

Although rates of infertility have dropped within the past few decades, many millions of women across the world still seek in vitro fertilization. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as of 1982, nearly 8.6 percent of women in the United States and United Kingdom were in need of this medical process.

However, in today’s measurements, around 6 percent of women are still affected.  Still, more and more women are in need of this treatment and continue to either struggle or become successful. Do you think Kisspeptin is a more proper and natural hormone to use with in-vitro fertilization?

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http://healthideas.info/2014/07/cancer-tumors-show-improvement-with-cat-defecation-parasite/#respondMon, 28 Jul 2014 10:00:10 +0000http://healthnewsandmore.com/?p=108A parasite that has developed in cats and also in almost all warm-blooded animals has been researched by Dartmouth’s University Geisel School of Medicine. This single-celled parasite, known as Toxoplasma Gondii (T.Gondii), has shown characteristics that can be used to…

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]]>A parasite that has developed in cats and also in almost all warm-blooded animals has been researched by Dartmouth’s University Geisel School of Medicine. This single-celled parasite, known as Toxoplasma Gondii (T.Gondii), has shown characteristics that can be used to eliminate cancer tumor cells in humans.

According to David B. Bzik, a professor at the university, T. Gondii is a parasite that sticks to the intestines. This parasite is capable of giving animals and humans a disease known as Toxoplasmosis. However, Toxoplasmosis is extremely rare in humans, and is only produced when a very weak immune system has become infected, including immune systems from HIV/AIDS patients, rabies, cancer patients, etc.

Understanding How the Parasite Actually Works

Even in cats, there may be little or no symptoms, with the most severe cases revolving around minor flu-like symptoms. This parasite can be transmitted through raw or undercooked meat, anything that has or touched animal defecation, through blood transfusion or organ transplant, or through pregnancy from mother to fetus. This organism can asexually reproduce anywhere; however, it can only sexually reproduce in cats. Therefore, cats are the main reason for this diseases primary existence.

Also, we all know that most warm-blooded animals like cats and dogs have sometime in their life ate undercooked meat or touched defecation from other animals, some animals actually eat other animal defecation. It may sound gross, but since most animals do in fact do that, now we have a possible parasite that can eliminate cancer cells.

Uncovering What the Parasite Can Do for Us

The University has concluded that when this parasite is inserted into humans, we produce natural killer cells and some cells known as Cytotoxic T cells. These crazy cells not only attack the parasite, but are also well known to attack cancer cells as well. Also, the injection of T. Gondii could potentially strengthen the immune system of cancer patients, since cancer lowers immune system production.

Using T. Gondii in experiments has lead these researchers to develop a type of injection that has the unique body complex of the parasite, but has no possibility of infestation. Therefore, doctors can safely inject humans with the parasite and the human body will still develop the Cytotoxic T cells known to reduce cancer and start attacking the cancer cells without harming the human body. With this vaccine still in development, professors at this university continue to test the production capacity of this injection and hopefully further the cure for cancer tumors.

Cancer patients still hope for a new method of cancer reduction and elimination, as many of the other methods have stopped working. Cancer is developing a new kind of immunity to almost all of the current methods available. Mutation has caused some cancers to completely resist radiation; therefore chemotherapy has become less and less useful.

Every day cancer patients long for a new possibility of cancer reduction. With hope, this new vaccine may change the world for cancer patients. People only hope that in the future, somebody will find a more reliable way to eliminate tumor cells. Every day, researchers go farther and farther into their studies, so it’s only a matter of time.

http://www.universityherald.com/articles/10487/20140719/cat-poop-parasite-cancer-tumors-dartmouth-geisel.htm

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