Monthly Archives: August 2013

Your hair product to blame for hair loss

Dr Mahajan says – “Hair is the fastest growing organ in the human body but has less stability. So when there is a change in season, or an exam coming up, it is generally accompanied with hair loss. Plus, there are other factors, like not enough exposure to sun and vitamin D deficiency, peer pressure or anxiety.” Whereas, Dr. Nitin Walia – Dermatology Consultant at Max Hospital, Delhi says – the reason for hair loss in women can menopause , hormonal imbalance, post pregnancy and menstrual cycle. To prevent hair problems among both the sexes, it is important that awareness is created at an early age, so that timely detection can prevent from major problems. Besides, random use of hair care products should be avoided.
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Hair-Loss Drugs’ Big Growth in China

When we started our hair-loss clinic in 2000, we probably saw three patients a day, and now I get about 30, says Yang Shuxia, a dermatologist at the Peking University First Hospital in Beijing. There is increasing awareness that baldness is a medical condition that can be treated. Yang says she commonly prescribes Propecia (approved in China since 2001) and generic versions of Rogaine for her male patients and generic forms of Pfizers ( PFE ) Aldactone for women. Her patients are typically college students who say losing their hair affects their chances of getting jobs, finding a girlfriend, or successful matchmaking, she says. The China Association of Health Promotion and Education surveyed 1,280balding men in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Chengdu last June and found 47percent of respondents had used hair-growth shampoos, visited hair-loss centers, or even swallowed snake gallbladders.
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Why Mental Health Is Losing Its Soul

Shaping mental health following emergencies

Shaping mental health following emergencies

My patients — even the most obviously troubled ones — have repeatedly shown me that their words and actions make sense; that there is a secret meaning they are striving for that I must struggle to understand. So when I hear something that seems self-destructive such as ‘delusions’ or suicidal ideation or self-mutilation, I try to find the underlying meaning, which makes it possible to reach people who feel lost and alone and locked in a private world of torment. One of the gravest dangers afflicting our culture in general and the field of mental health in particular is the assault on human subjectivity; the decreasing interest in honoring and valuing people’s experience. In the craze to map the brain and prescribe pills for psychological disorders, the field of mental health is not only getting hijacked, it is losing its soul. In Dante’s Divine Comedy the Roman poet Virgil accompanies Dante to the underworld.
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AFP RELAXNEWS Monkey Business Images/shutterstock.com Volunteering can boost mental health and help you live longer, according to a new study published Friday. Related Stories U.S. death toll rises to 19 in meningitis outbreak Volunteering to help others doesn’t only feel good it can also improve your mental health and help you live longer, according to a new study published Friday in the journal BMC Public Health. In a review of 40 academic papers by the UK’s University of Exeter, researchers found that volunteers had lower self-rated levels of depression and high levels of well-being and life satisfaction, although findings have yet to confirm this in trials. Volunteers were a fifth less likely to die within the next four to seven years than average. RELATED: GIVEGAB CONNECTS VOLUNTEERS WITH NONPROFITS Volunteering is thought to be especially good for the physical health of older people, by encouraging them to stay active and spend more time outside the home.
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Volunteering could add years to your life, may improve mental health: study

When the plight of those suffering becomes known to the nation and the world, others often become motivated to provide assistance. In spite of their tragic nature, many countries have capitalised emergency situations to build better mental health systems. In order to ensure that those faced with emergencies do not miss the opportunity for mental health reform, World Health Organisation published a new report Building back better: sustainable mental health care after emergencies. The report documented cases from around the world show that it is possible to build mental health systems in the context of emergencies. In a matter of years following the tsunami in 2004, mental health services in Indonesias Aceh province were transformed from a sole institutional hospital to a functioning system of care, revolving around primary health care services and supported by secondary care through general hospitals.
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Reviving An Heirloom Corn That Packs More Flavor And Nutrition

The heirloom corn variety has only eight rows of kernels and hence, its name: New England Eight Row Flint.

The corn caught on with settlers in New England because it was hearty and nutritious. The heirloom corn variety has only eight rows of kernels and hence, its name: New England Eight Row Flint. Courtesy of Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture The heirloom corn variety has only eight rows of kernels and hence, its name: New England Eight Row Flint. Courtesy of Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture Then, in the 19th century, the grain was exported to Italy, where it was prized as a stunningly flavorful polenta corn. Barber was curious. So he got in touch with the man who had sent the FedEx package, a grain enthusiast named Glenn Roberts .
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Tofu nutrition facts

As with many things in nutrition, its not a simple thing to decide. But, after reading about tofu nutrition facts, you can choose for yourself whether you want to include it in your diet. Soy products, the second largest cash crop in the country, valued at $31 billion a year, contain antioxidant compounds called isoflavones, which are chemically similar to estrogen.It is these phyto- (plant) estrogens that have caused controversy in the nutrition world. Advocates of a rich soy-based diet say that products like tofu can: reduce the risk of developing certain cancers lower cholesterol reduce the likelihood of developing cardiovascular disease (CD) heal hot flashes prevent artheriosclerosis But, anti-soy crusaders argue that diets high in phytoestrogens can wreak hormonal havoc by driving estrogen levels too high. Several research studies on soy’s efficacy have been inconclusive. One study published in the American Association for Cancer Research failed to conclude any link between increased tofu consumption and lowered risk of prostate cancer. The Journal of the National Cancer Research Institute published a Johns Hopkins University study concluding that it would be premature to recommend high isoflavone intake to prevent breast cancer or the recurrence of it. Women experiencing undesirable side effects from menopause such as hot flashes are frequently urged to eat more tofu and other soy products to make up for the lost estrogen. But a University of Miami study shows that soy does not necessarily help women during menopause.
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Egg nutrition: Get the facts

Egg yolk

Eating two eggs, then, supplies a pregnant or breast-feeding woman with 10 percent daily value of iron, lowering the chance of developing anemia, something to which pregnant and breast-feeding women are more susceptible. What if Im not pregnant or breast feeding? You should still eat the whole egg. In addition to the B vitamins, almost the entire amount of the following vitamins and minerals are found in the yolk: calcium selenium (nearly 25 percent of daily value) phosphorous (10 percent of daily value) Vitamins A, D, E, and K (the fat soluble vitamins) The yolks also contain heart-healthy Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids .
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Exercise improved cholesterol numbers (Video)

UN Peacekeeping Exercise ‘Khaan Quest’ Marks 10 Year Anniversary

If you do have problems, though, work out earlier in the day. Stress can really decrease when you exercise. When your body works hard, the levels of stress hormones — like adrenaline and cortisol — drop. Stress and anxiety fade away, especially after aerobic exercise. And with exercise comes weight control.
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Angelina Jolie Surgeon

Khaan Quest has become one of the signature training events for the participating nations, said Mongolian Armed Forces Lt. Gen. Ts. Byambajav, chief of general staff for the Mongolian Armed Force. At this moment we have more than 150,000 international peacekeeping troops performing their duties overseas this is a result of the Khaan Quest exercises. This years exercises were especially significant as it marked the 10th year anniversary of the event, started in 2003 by the United States and Mongolia. This year, 14 nations, and over 1,000 officers, joined the exercises (including the host): Mongolia, the United States, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, India, Indonesia, Nepal, South Korea, Tajikistan, the United Kingdom and Viet Nam.
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Do’s and don’ts for DIY skin care

Skin care ingredients come to the rescue for the hair care category

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Recipes including papaya and kiwi fruit will exfoliate skin without over-drying it. While papaya is a little safer on the skin, both make skin cells less sticky.

Related news: Euromonitor reveals innovation trends for 2013 The global hair care market reached a total value of $75 billion in 2012, mainly due to ingredient and product innovations in the category, according to market information firm Euromonitor, with skin care-inflenced products helping drive the market. Whilst skin posted the highest incremental value in 2012, hair care was a close second increasing its value by $4 billion, closing the gap on skin care and reaching $75bn globally, says Nicole Tyrimou, Beauty and Personal Care Analyst. Alignment means revival The boost was due to a revival in innovation in hair care and one of the main reasons for it was inspiration and close alignment with skin care. Tyrimou explains that this wasachievedby incorporating skin care ingredients targeting the scalp, anti-aging claims in hair care products, as well as promoting a more multi-step routine in hair care. The usual two step routine of shampoo and conditioner is now becoming obsolete with many consumers hunting for three or four steps, which include a hair mask treatment or oil, she adds. Shifting attitudes This has seen new product launches include hair serums, pre-treatment masks, pre-shampoo oils, and even specialized treatments among others.
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DrSkinSpa.com Announces the Addition of Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Booster to Its Skin Care Line

It can be used alone, by applying a small amount directly to the face, or it can be mixed with a Dermalogica Moisturizer. This is a boosting formulation, made to give an extra lift of hydration to parched, dry, mature skin complexions. This boosting formula contains natural ingredients. It consists of hyaluronic acid, which is found naturally in the body. However, with age, the bodyas resources of hyaluronic acid begin to decrease.
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Turning Back Time with Forever Flawless Anti-Aging Skin Care

Forever Flawless Emphasizes Diamonds and Anti-Aging Products

Wait 15 minutes after washing your face before applying [if skin is damp, the retinoid could be absorbed too quickly and cause irritation.] The article also mentions Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs), acids often derived from fruit or milk sugars that dissolve the glue between the complexion-dulling dead skin cells that accumulate with age, allowing them to be sloughed off, revealing fresh skin. According to the report, discoloration is minimized, skin feels smoother and pores can often appear smaller: Overall, skin is more luminous. The Forever Flawless team emphasizes the anti-aging qualities of Diamond Infused Skin Care, noting that the outcome is overwhelming. In just a few applications, wrinkles, fine lines and other concerns are dramatically reduced, including age spots, acne, stretch marks and more, said a staff person. The approach is unique in that it guarantees the advanced active and age defying ingredients into the deeper layers of the skin. Each product of the line contains micronized, natural and genuine diamond powder as an exfoliating agent. Forever Flawless Expresses the Links between Diamonds and Wellbeing The experts also expound on the health benefits of diamonds and the link between diamonds and improved wellbeing. There is scientific evidence that associates diamonds with health advantages, said a representative.
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Nutrition Coordinator

Ensure the appropriate utilization of and reporting on resources to deliver programs Prepare all necessary documentation for Grant Opening, Review and Closing meetings Technical Monitoring and Program Quality Provide technical supervision of, and technical support to IRC Mali Nutrition programming activities; Ensure that nutrition programs utilize standardized protocols, policies and guidelines, as prescribed by the Ministry of Health and WHO/UNICEF; Ensure that all nutrition activities are consistent with established best practices; Oversee the collection and timely reporting of data and statistics for all nutrition programs in line with IRCs REL (Research, Evaluation & Learning) guidelines and according to internal and donor requirements; Ensure appropriate follow-up and decision-making on data relevant to IRC nutrition programs; Ensure all stakeholders are provided with updates on the nutrition program in Mali, including Head of Office Mali, Nutrition Technical Unit, donors etc. Strategic Planning Monitor evolving needs of the target communities and adjust the programmatic priorities as necessary; In collaboration with the Nutrition Technical Advisor and the Head of Office – Mali, lead the overall development of an overall IRC Nutrition Program strategy in line with IRC Mali Strategy. Program Development Identify opportunities for program development; Lead technical assessments as a basis for nutrition program development; Coordinate and initiate project proposals and develop program proposals (development of logical frameworks and appropriate, realistic and measurable indicators) for the IRC Mali Nutrition Program under the supervision of the Head of Office Mali. Staff development Ensure the ongoing capacity building of international and national staff. Ensure respect for IRC HR policies during the recruitment process.
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Fort Worth Nutrition Examiner

Thursday: Penny bingo, 8:30 a.m.; beg. walking off pounds, beginning bridge, 9 a.m.; drum circle, 9:30 a.m.; Q&A for the nurse, senior yoga, Men’s Club, German, 10 a.m.; Chinese Classic Mah Jong, noon; canasta, “Come & Go” bridge, woodcarving, bridge group, cribbage, 1 p.m.; ping pong, 2 p.m. Friday: Exercise Plus 50, 8:30 a.m.; fitness, Wii practice, 9:30 a.m.; blood pressures, beginners ping pong, 10 a.m.; pool shooting for women, 10:30 a.m.; basic tap, bridge group, noon; open craft time, bridge & 500, scrabble, dance with Terry & Three on the Road, 1 p.m. This week’s menu: Monday: Roast pork, vegetable, roasted potatoes, brownie.
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Elderly Nutrition

I have now officially completed my first year of doctoral classes! The experience has been both challenging… Does Eating Green Include Green Beer? March 25, 2013 Again this year on St. Patricks Day, bars and pubs all over town broke out the green food coloring to liven up their libations in celebration.
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