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Water Aerobics just as good as other Cardio Workouts

Tue, 30 Oct 2012 23:17:35 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - Exercising in the water has just as much aerobic benefit as working-out on land, suggests a new study. The researchers found pedaling an exercise bike in a swimming pool had a similar aerobic effect to a typical stationary bike workout. The study was presented today at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress.

The immersible ergocycle, which is a stationary exercise bike that can be put in a swimming pool, was studied. Many people might assume that moving in water is not as difficult as moving on land. The researchers compared land and water bicycling workouts for effectiveness.

Healthy participants perform exercise tests in the water and on land. The water level was up to their chest level. The intensity of the workout was increased every minute until the riders were exhausted. The researchers found that the land-workout was almost the same when they compared the maximal oxygen consumption rates.

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FDA announces New Safety Concerns for Statins

Wed, 29 Feb 2012 05:13:38 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - Cholesterol lowering medications prescribed by doctors have new important safety information announced by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These include not needing to do routine blood tests for liver enzymes, memory loss problems, increased diabetes risk, and muscle damage risk.

The FDA is advising health care professionals that routine blood tests for liver enzymes are no longer necessary because they did not prove to be helpful in preventing rare cases of serious liver injury that can happen when taking statins.

Memory loss, forgetting, and being confused have been reported as a side effect from some people taking statin medications. The memory loss was described as being “fuzzy.” The FDA said that the memory loss was reversible once the person stopped taking the medication.

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Motrin Recall announced for Certain Lots

Fri, 23 Dec 2011 19:36:07 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - The US Food and Drug Administration announced that The McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc. is voluntarily recalling certain lots of Motrin products because the company is concerned that they might not dissolve as quickly when they near the expiration date. They determined this during sample product testing and will recall the product from retailers only for quality standard concerns.

There are no adverse events or health risks with this recall. The medicine can still be taken; however, the company wants to let consumers know that the product can be delayed in offering pain relief when nearing the expiration date. The company will be recalling the product from retailers of the involved lots. They will not be issuing a consumer product recall at this time. The products were distributed to the US, Puerto Rico, Bahamas, Fiji, Belize, ST. Lucia, and Jamaica.

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Hand Surgery: Dealing With Various Injuries Relating To Them

Tue, 15 Dec 2009 19:55:41 +0000

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In many, many ways our hands are what separate us from lower life forms. Our hands, when used in conjunction with the boundless imagination and creativity that pours forth from our minds, enable us to create tools, art, and virtually everything that makes humans unique. Like our voices, our hands are one of the most important ways in which we communicate with the world.

As the world becomes increasingly dependent on technology, our hands are becoming ever more important in our ability to communicate. Every email, every text, every touch screen we encounter involves our ability to use our hands to shape our message to the world. That is why it can be absolutely devastating when a debilitating injury to the hand occurs.

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Carpal Tunnel: Read On To Know More About Its Treatment Options

Mon, 14 Dec 2009 18:42:45 +0000

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If you’ve been waking up with a strange sensation in your hands, such as numbness, tingling, or burning—you might be in the first stages of carpal tunnel syndrome. This condition occurs when a nerve in the wrist of one or both hands becomes compressed, which over time weakens the muscles and causes feelings of numbness.

There may be some pain and discomfort, but the biggest indicator that carpal tunnel is present is a regular feeling of the hand “falling asleep.” If left too long, carpal tunnel can cause permanent damage to the hand, making bending the thumb and index fingers difficult. The causes of this condition are largely attributed to genetic factors; however, some studies point to work-related activities as culprits.

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How Hemp Seed Oil Can Help Your Arthritis

Mon, 26 Oct 2009 11:50:24 +0000

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Many people would dismiss arthritis as a simple and natural process of aging when in fact it is not. It is a crippling disease; slow yet decapitating. Arthritis has many forms and accompanying painful symptoms. Somehow, in the advent of modern-day technology and medical breakthroughs, we look for an organic alternative way of battling arthritis knowing that it is safer and economical yet effective.

Arthritis simply means inflammation of the joints. We have a variety of joints in our body and this condition pertains to the swelling and pain that occurs in the affected area of someone inflicted with it.

What happens to the affected area is coined as “cartilage and bone gravel.” Due to the overstretching of muscles which cause damage to the joints, what is left of the bones as well as the cartilage, would forcefully rub against each other which causes throbbing pain as well as worsening the damage of the affected joints. This continues to happen over and over again; it becomes a painful cycle and it gets worse over time.

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7 Effective Exercises for Arthritis

Mon, 26 Oct 2009 11:50:03 +0000

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You seem to be restless all day and feel terrible pain during nighttime. It seems endless, the cycle of pain and immobility, not having the means to do the things you used to do and the stress and boredom that go with it. When you are tormented by the pain of arthritis, you most likely would long for some rest rather than exercise which seems to be exhausting and painful altogether.

It is a mistaken notion that exercise can further damage your joints. On the other hand, doing moderate exercises have shown significant impact in the overall well-being of patients suffering from arthritis. Patients should of course refrain from doing high-impact exercises as this may aggravate their condition. There are, however, a variety of low-impact or moderate exercises that have shown incredible benefits such as reduction of joint pain and the strengthening of muscles around the affected joint. It has also improved overall health and fitness by creating a healthy self-esteem, reducing depressive symptoms, controlling obesity, improving sleep, and boosting energy.

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Tai Chi Classes to Commence at Kurrajong Natural Medicine Centre

Mon, 12 Oct 2009 05:33:43 +0000

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Kurrajong Natural Medicine Centre, at Kurrajong, in the Blue Mountains, north-west of Sydney is starting Tai Chi Classes on the 19th of October.

What is Tai Chi?

Tai Chi is an integral part of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), providing a means to balance the mind, body and spirit. Tai Chi is a martial art and involves slow, precise movements combined with breathing to strengthen the body, focus the mind and activate the body's Qi. It is used as a form of exercise in China and has gained increased popularity as a form of exercise in the west.

Tai Chi is however much more than mere exercise. Many practitioners of Chinese medicine use Tai Chi to help them focus and direct the Qi, which they use when practicing acupuncture. In addition, Tai Chi can also be use as a form of self-defense. It is a martial art and many consider it to be superior to Karate.

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Orthopedic Appliances Support for Weak Joints

Fri, 12 Jun 2009 07:05:28 +0000

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Orthopedic Appliances are used to correct a variety of bone related problems. There are supports for injured joints to prevent joint injury, and for keeping the neck upright for faster healing. There are others that help keep the spine straight and prevent abnormal curving. Some appliances are used to correct deformed or weak bone structures.

Orthodontic ailments have risen among many in recent times. However, with newer problems, better solutions have been devised to cure them. Undergoing an orthodontic surgery is a difficult time for any patient, be it knee surgery, spinal injuries, or even fractures. To aid patients in resuming their normal lives and for faster recovery, a range of Orthopedic Appliances are recommended.

Orthotics, short for Orthopedic Devices are devices specially devised to provide support for weak joints and help in easier movement. There are many types of orthotics available for orthodontic patients, according to the ailment they are suffering from. These include collars, splints, braces, corsets, and even shoe inserts.

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Pain and Stiffness in the Back, Joints or Muscles - Prevention and Cure

Sun, 30 Nov 2008 15:22:52 +0000

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Many orthopedic problems, like pain and stiffness in the joints, muscles and back, are not due to any specific disease in progress. Such problems are mostly symptoms of wearing, small injuries and tense muscles. The problems rise because of wrong use of the body during work and spare time. They also rise because of constant stress and lack of rest. However, if something is not done to treat such simple problems, they can over time evolve into a more serious condition or damage.Here are some simple advices to avoid or cure such orthopedic problems.

- Variate the way you sit or stand during work and other activities. Any position will exert pressure at certain areas of your body and restrict the flow of blood and lymph through these areas. There is no sitting and standing position that are so physiological correct that it should be held a long time. Frequent variations of your position will ensure that no body area will get a restricted blood flow over a long time.

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Alzheimer’s Disease Related To Physical Activity – Improved Fitness May Reduce Risk For Mild or advanced Condition

Tue, 15 Jul 2008 05:06:30 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) Exercise may help prevent advanced Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in people with early stages, according to new research from the United States. Mild Alzheimer’s patients with “lower physical fitness” had smaller brains than their “higher physical fitness” counterparts.

Although there was no difference in patients without the disease, there was a noticeable difference in Alzheimer’s patients. Study author Jeffrey M. Burns, MD, of the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Kansas City said “People with early Alzheimer’s disease who were less physically fit had four times more brain shrinkage when compared to normal older adults than those who were more physically fit, suggesting less brain shrinkage related to the Alzheimer's disease process in those with higher fitness levels.”

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Fatigue Affects Fibromyalgia Patients More Than Pain – Exercise May Benefit Sufferers

Mon, 14 Jul 2008 13:52:39 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) New evidence suggests that postmenopausal women with fibromyalgia reached exhaustion while exercising before their non-fibromyalgia counterparts. The patients also had lower than normal muscle strength and shorter aerobic capacity, leading researchers to believe that patients will benefit from an exercise program.

The researchers in Finland did their research on postmenopausal women because they are more likely to experience the condition than other women or men. The exact cause of fibromyalgia is not known, but some people are believed to be genetically predisposed to the condition. Symptoms include fatigue and pain and the disorder is generally perceived as non-progressive.

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Shampoo Products Without SLS: 7 Tips You Must Know About

Fri, 07 Mar 2008 13:39:54 +0000

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If you have educated yourself about the dangers of Sodium Laurel Sulfate in shampoos and soaps, you might be wondering how to find products without this harmful additive. You might be surprised to find there are more additives to avoid as well.

Sodium Laurel Sulfate (or SLS) is found in most commercially available soaps and shampoos, but being a common ingredient doesn’t mean it’s harmless. It can cause skin irritation, eczema, itchiness, and even damage to the eyes. SLS have been known to damage hair follicles and causes scalp problems including dandruff.

But this substance is not easily eliminated from the body, and thus it’s stored in the lymphatics and the organs of the body, thereby potentially causing problems throughout the body too.

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Healthy Lifestyle Approach to Arthritis

Sat, 08 Dec 2007 01:22:30 +0000

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Maintenance of a healthy lifestyle requires that you develop an ability to make adjustments whenever necessary. The discovery that you have arthritis is an occurrence in which adjustments may need to be made. As with any adjustment, investigation of the cause of this painfully stiff disease is an ideal first step.

Awareness, early diagnosis, and an aggressive treatment plan play key roles to stopping arthritis from taking over your life.

Arthritis literally means joint inflammation. There are more than 100 rheumatic diseases and conditions that can cause pain, stiffness and swelling in the joints. If left undiagnosed and untreated, arthritis can cause irreversible damage to the joints.

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Vitamin D levels linked to Telomere Lengths and Aging

Fri, 09 Nov 2007 19:38:50 +0000

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[Best Syndication] A new study has found that vitamin D has long-term effects on reducing inflammation which could help slow the aging process. The study was first published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

The study was of 2,100 female twin pairs ranging in age from 19 – 79. The study focused on measuring genetics and found that the higher the vitamin D levels, the better the genes measured for lifelong aging and chronic stress. The genetic marked measured is called leukocyte telomere length (LTL). The more vitamin D levels the longer the LTL. The telomere length was a 5 year difference compared to those with the highest levels of vitamin D to those with the lowest levels.

Other studies have shown that when telomeres were shortened there was an increased risk for heart disease. This could be because of the chronic inflammation and is considered one key feature in the aging process.

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Why Qigong Practitioners Don't Suffer From Backpain #3

Thu, 08 Nov 2007 04:16:19 +0000

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Backpain can continue to plague you and make your life miserable long after you have recovered from the initial back injury. Even if the back problems are recent, do not expect instant results from any back exercise. Introducing the third qigong/chi kung lesson for eliminating backpain and building a strong healthy back.

For chronic pain to develop, it takes more than just one injury to result in a weak back, but a lifetime of poor posture and bad habits. Fortunately, qigong/chi kung can produce relatively fast results, usually within several months of regular practice. The qigong/chi kung horse stance is no exception.

If at first you have difficulty with the qigong/chi kung horse stance and find that the backs of your thighs and buttocks are tight instead of relaxed, go back to the first lesson sitting down. (It is easier to relax them when you are sitting down).

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Why Qigong Practitioners Don't Suffer From Backpain #2

Thu, 08 Nov 2007 04:09:12 +0000

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How do you know that you are ready for the next qigong/chi kung lesson on eliminating backpain and maintaining a strong healthy back?

You know when you can assume the first position automatically whenever you sit down, and when your back spasms ease and you find that you experience less frequent pain due to back problems than before.

Then you are ready to assume correct posture standing up. Most people think that just by standing up straight, they are assuming the correct posture. Unfortunately, that is not so.

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Reverse Aging - ‘Oprah’ TV show has Dr. Oz discuss ways of Staying Young

Tue, 06 Nov 2007 19:56:51 +0000

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You: Staying Young - Michael F. Roizen and Mehmet C. Oz

[Best Syndication] Dr. Oz was on yesterday to finish up a two part series on ‘Oprah’ which discussed ways that you can reverse aging and to help keep you younger longer. Dr. Oz said in two weeks you can reverse aging in your body - chemically speaking. Habits take hold after 3 weeks, but after 3 months you can actually measure a reduction in aging.

Dr. Oz added that the only person that can cure you is you! He often has patients come into his practice wanting him to cure them, he can only treat the symptoms, but the lifestyle choices you do every day will have more impact on your health.

The first segment on the show was Frank and Elaine who are unhealthy. Frank, 52, is a part time professional bowler that is overweight, has high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and Type 2 Diabetes. He said that he takes between 14 – 15 pills a day to treat all of these conditions. Elaine is 45 and is an insurance broker that feels like she is 65 years old. She says that she has a stressful career and is tired. Dr. Oz and Dr. Roizen visited at their home to assess their health and lifestyle. He weighed 270 and she weighed 223 pounds. Both are unable to keep up with the fitness test. They both took the biophysical 250 blood test to help see how they are aging.

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Stomach Virus may cause Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Fri, 14 Sep 2007 21:38:10 +0000

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[Best Syndication] Researchers believe they have identified a stomach virus that may cause chronic fatigue syndrome. This infection is called chronic enterovirus infection of the stomach. The study will be published in the Journal of Clinical Pathology.

The researchers decided to investigate the stomach as a source of problem for people that suffer with chronic fatigue syndrome because it is often a common location of complaints and discomfort. The digestion problems of chronic fatigue syndrome patients include chronic and persistent indigestion along with irritable bowel syndrome. Another name for chronic fatigue syndrome is myalgic encephalitis or ME. Other viral infections that create similar symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome are Epstein Barr virus (glandular fever), cytomegalovirus, and parvovirus as well as others.

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Chronic Stress promotes Nervous System related Diseases - triggers Inflammation

Fri, 17 Aug 2007 23:24:38 +0000

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[Best Syndication] Researchers found that being chronically stressed in a negative way is bad for your health, and can help increase inflammation along with having an increased risk for developing a central nervous system infection or a neurodegenerative disease. The researchers found inflammation of the central nervous system was promoted by chronic stress and was a measurable and potential cause of multiple sclerosis (MS) in an animal model study. The study results were presented at the 115th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (APA).

Researchers from Texas A & M University studied mice and the role of social stress had of the animal’s immune system in creating MS disease or similar neurological inflammation symptoms. The researchers believe that the stress causes an increase in pro-inflammatory cytokines. These cytokines are proteins that help to regulate the immune system and inflammatory response. The cytokines can cause inflammation process to go overboard. Combine this with a viral infection and this creates an increased risk for developing a nervous system infection or a neurodegenerative disease such as MS.

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