Indulging in chocolates does not necessarily mean eating unhealthily. In fact there are some studies that prove that chocolates is actually good for you. Learn the secrets behind why chocolate is actually good for women's health in particular. Women more so than men are known for enjoying their chocolates. In fact they have been stereotyped to needing chocolate when they are upset, or being given it as a gift if their partner has done something wrong. What most people don't know is that chocolate is actually good for women's health. The next time you want to indulge in a piece of chocolate, remember these facts and you won't feel as guilty: 1. Mending a broken heart: chocolate is often a way to say sorry, but it is in fact also good for maintaining a healthy heart. Recent studies have proven that chocolate has cardiovascular benefits. Eating 2 servings of dark chocolate a ...
November 3, 2017support
Flu Shots and Vaccination - How Safe Are They? Vaccination is a vaccine of antigenic material injected in to your body to protect the immune system against diseases. One of the best known and common one is the influenza vaccine. This should protect against cold infections and the more severe influenza. Is it really such effective and without any side effects? There are many more vaccinations and most have proven successful and responsible to limit the danger of chickenpox, polio, tetanus, measles, smallpox etc. Although many times vaccinations have come under severe controversy over certain incidents and medical safety. Which risk is higher: To vaccinate or not to vaccinate? According to medical experts there is no or little risk. Who do we believe? If there is no risk why has there been compensation payouts for injuries caused from vaccinations? Should children be vaccinated under the age of two? Babies been vaccinated many times before ...
November 2, 2017support
Gestational or pregnancy-related diabetes raises the risk for both mother and baby developing Type 2 diabetes further down the track. In April of 2016, the Mexican Gynecology Journal reported on a study of 671 Gestational diabetes cases. Over a period of 18 years, 10.3 percent of the participants developed full-blown Type 2 diabetes. The following raised the risk... age under 27 or over 35, a Body Mass Index (BMI) of more than 30 (obese), having high blood pressure of pregnancy, insulin therapy, poor blood sugar control, and complications in the pregnancy other than Gestational diabetes. 1. Recommendations for age at childbearing differ. Some sources recommend 20 to 35 as ideal ages when mothers are the most healthy and have the lowest risk of producing a child with severe birth defects. Dr. Sheryl Ross, an obstetrician at Providence Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, United States, points out the rate of ...
November 1, 2017support
Breast cancer isn't new, but the means we use to detect and study it are. Mammography, the science used to examine the breast, only began to develop its roots in the last century. Since then, the means and methods of detecting cancerous tumors have only kept changing. It wasn't until 1895 that x-rays were developed. In 1913, a German surgeon by the name of Alfred Salomon became the first person to try and visualize breast cancer through the use of radiology. Salomon used what was the era's conventional x-ray machine to look over specimens from more than 3,000 mastectomies that he had performed. From this, he was able to get a better understanding of what was or wasn't normal in breast tissue, thus establishing himself as the father of modern mammography. Salomon's research, however, was only the beginning of the field's development. In 1930, Dr. Stafford L. Warren provided a breakthrough in ...
October 30, 2017support
Every year around this time, everyone from public officials to health journalists start talking about flu shots. It seems that flu shots are recommended for just about everyone these days, but are they truly beneficial? The Centers for Disease Control and other respected health organizations are strong proponents of flu shots, but conflicting opinions exist among researchers. I've looked at the evidence in order to present you with a balanced view of the issue. What a Flu Shot Does There are actually two forms of flu vaccinations-the traditional shot and a nasal spray. The shot contains dead flu viruses, which encourage your body to produce the antibodies to ward off live viruses that you may come in contact with. The nasal spray contains weak flu viruses, which prompts an immune response throughout your body. You will not actually get the flu, but may it be possible to pass the virus onto others. ...
October 27, 2017support
I have to admit, sometimes I'm a little worried when I see all the publicity and awareness about breast cancer. Certainly I consider breast cancer a significant threat. As an integrative doctor, specializing in women's health, I've seen enough patients battling this disease to know this first-hand. But as bad as it is, breast cancer is not the biggest killer of women. Heart disease kills more women than any other disease. In fact it kills more women than all cancers combined. And it kills more older women than it kills older men. Unfortunately, not enough women take this threat seriously enough. While it's slowly gaining more recognition, it's not on our radars... and it's not on enough physicians' radars as well. As one of my colleagues, a thoracic surgeon with a great sense of humor, said in a speech I recently attended, "I wish doctors would stop giving women the bikini treatment, focusing ...
October 24, 2017support
Breast cancer is a growing pathology in the United States and worldwide. Research attributes the development of this disease to genetic and environmental factors. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention 2006 Breast Cancer Statistical Report reveals that over 191, 000 women have been diagnosed with it and approximately 41, 000 women have died from it. According to the American Cancer Society, many of the risk factors associated with this disease that we have control over. For example, alcohol intake, giving birth to a first child after the age of 30, obesity, oral contraceptives, postmenopausal hormone replacement, and lack of exercise. On the other hand there are other risk factors that we have no control over, such as age, ethnicity, family history, and gender. There are some individuals who have a genetic predisposition to develop this disease because they carry a mutation of the BRCA (breast cancer) gene. The BRCA gene is ...
October 20, 2017support
Diabetes Symptoms in Women There is no reason to get scared if you have been diagnosed with diabetes. Especially, women are termed as' weak and scary' by the society. Whereas, I believe women are much stronger and sensible mentally. Even though, a diabetic life is bit difficult to maintain, it is overall a good life. We just need to have patience and get our treatment started as soon as possible. And all this is not possible unless we do not get proper diagnoses of our problem. If diabetes is diagnosed at early stage, we can definitely avoid the severe intensity of diabetes. Due to the hectic lifestyle, diabetes has become a common illness in the modern world. The ratio of women suffering from diabetes has increased in recent years. The diabetes symptoms differ from one another. Diabetic women tend to have hormonal and sexual disorders. They mostly suffer from women ailment like ...
October 17, 2017support