Date: 01.07.2010. Time: 22.00
IT IS LIKE HONEY. BUT SHOULD BE USED RAW.
Beetroot juice “could save your life” claimed the Daily Mail. It said that the juice contains nitrate, a chemical that reduces blood pressure and therefore cuts the risk of heart disease and stroke. The research behind this story aimed to look at whether nitrates may be responsible for the blood pressure-lowering effects of beetroot juice. It found that drinking beetroot juice or taking nitrate capsules resulted in short-term reductions in blood pressure in healthy volunteers with normal blood pressure. The study is limited in that it was in a small number of healthy volunteers (only nine people drank beetroot juice), who were only monitored for three hours. It did not look at long-term outcomes such as heart disease or stroke. High blood pressure is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease and therefore reducing it is often assumed to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. However whether this is the case will depend on if the effect is great enough, and if the reduction can be sustained over time. Whether drinking beetroot juice can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease would therefore need to be tested in long-term studies that assessed outcomes such as heart disease or stroke.
Date:02.07.2010. Time: 22.00
People who marry live healthier and longer....
Marriage is a public health issue
We mention of
marriage as a public health issue. Married adults live more
healthily...social class analysed in the Child Health Statistical
Review. It is a mistake...government expenditure: a form of health
Date: 03.07.2010. Time: 22.00
FISH RED MEAT
FISH & RED MEAT
Eating red meat takes seven hours for our body to digest and eating fish takes twenty minutes for our body to digest. Both meats are the source of protein, fat, minerals and…. Which one would you chose to have? I would choose fish, because there will be less work for my digestive system to digest the food. As we get older we should put less pressure to our system.
Date: 04.07.2010. Time: 22.00
WHAT IS SURROGATE?
They live at opposite ends of the country and have no family ties, but four people have got together to make a baby. After having breast cancer three times, Claire Horner was told not to try for any more children in case her cancer returned. Desperate for a brother or sister for her son Jack, Claire turned to her husband, Dennis for his sperm, an egg donor and a woman who agreed to be a surrogate mother in order to fulfil her dream. 'Missing Link' Claire and Dennis Horner first started the process of having another baby in 2007 when Cheryl Richards agreed to be their surrogate. They travelled to a fertility clinic in Cyprus but were unsuccessful. Claire told BBC Radio 5 live's Victoria Derbyshire: "The missing link wasn't our surrogate, it was our egg donor." The egg donor appeared in the form of Cathy Sidway who Claire met at health conference raising awareness for more egg donors to come forward. Cathy had no doubts about helping the couple out. She said: "I've got friends and family who have suffered with infertility and seen the hurt and frustration of not being able to help them."
Date: 05.07.2010. Time: 22.00
"By reducing hedonistic feeding, it is possible to help people lose weight by quenching the desire to eat,” said study co-author Dr Garron Dodd, from the Faculty of Life Science at the University of Manchester. The scientists gave hemopressin to mice and monitored their feeding and other behaviours. They found that while the amount they ate decreased, their behaviour patterns remained the same. Six years ago, a synthetic anti-obesity product - Rimonabant - was developed which also acted on the brain to suppress appetite as well as reducing fat deposition. However, it was later withdrawn from the market due to side effects such as depression and increased suicidal thoughts. But Dr Dodd believes that the naturally-occurring hemopressin may not cause such side effects. “This is a newly discovered peptide and we do not know yet exactly where it is expressed in the brain," he said. "This discovery does however offer new insights into how the brain controls appetite, and opens new avenues by which to manipulate this brain circuitry and aid the development of anti-obesity treatments." Dr Dodds said his team now plan to carry out further research to find out if hemopressin has a long lasting effect. They also need to establish whether their findings can be confirmed in people.
Date: 07.07.2010. Time: 22.00
Over the 15,000 year span that the dog had been domesticated, it diverged into only a handful of landraces, groups of similar animals whose morphology and behaviour have been shaped by environmental factors and functional roles. As the modern understanding of genetics developed, humans began to intentionally breed dogs for a wide range of specific traits. Through this process, the dog has developed into hundreds of varied breeds, and shows more behavioural and morphological variation than any other land mammal. For example, height measured to the withers ranges from a few inches in the Chihuahua to a few feet in the Irish Wolfhound; colour varies from white through greys (usually called "blue'") to black, and browns from light (tan) to dark ("red" or "chocolate") in a wide variation of patterns; coats can be short or long, coarse-haired to wool-like, straight, curly, or smooth. It is common for most breeds to shed this coat.
Date:8.7.2010. Time: 22.00
Lindsey Davies, the new president of the UK Faculty of Public Health, wants ministers to bring in legal minimum health standards for food if manufacturers do not undertake dramatic action to strip out harmful ingredients such as transfats and excess salt. Both are added during production and have been implicated in causing tens of thousands of deaths a year through strokes and heart attacks. "The food industry should be about producing food, and food is a basic requirement of a healthy, productive life and wellbeing. Adding things to food that reduce health and wellbeing, such as transfats or too much salt, strikes me as profoundly irresponsible," said Davies, who represents 3,500 public health doctors in the NHS, local government and academia. "Overall, I think it is profoundly disappointing that the food industry hasn't taken its responsibilities more seriously." The links between unhealthy food and conditions such as heart disease, strokes, obesity and some cancers mean action is urgently needed, Davies added. Drink-driving laws, the ban on smoking in public places and the compulsory wearing of seatbelts show that the government sometimes has to intervene in order to protect people from health harms, she said. While some supermarkets have made commendable progress in improving product recipes to make them healthier, too many have done too little, Davies said. New laws to ban unhealthily high levels of salt, transfats and saturated fats would be necessary without major progress by industry, she added. It was "very odd" that there are not already legal health and safety standards for food, she said. "Unhealthy food is a major health problem in this country," Davies said. The Food and Drink Federation, which represents major producers and retailers, hit back. Barbara Gallani, its director of food safety and science, said Davies was "out of touch with what the industry has been achieving" in terms of reformulation. For example, transfats have been virtually eliminated and some firms have cut the amount of salt in products such as soups, cereals, biscuits and cakes, in some cases by up to 50%, in the last five years, said Gallani. Such a move would also deny consumer’s choice in their eating habits, she added. The Food Standards Agency advises adults not to consume more than 6g of salt a day. Average intake fell from 9.5g to 8.6g between 2000 and 2008, an FSA spokesman said. Intake of transfats – manmade substances used to bulk out food or give it a longer shelf-life – is about 1% of total food energy intake, about half of what the World Health Organisation recommends, he added. Senior doctors backed Davies's call. Steve Field, chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: "Ready meals are a particular problem for both salt and transfats. Manufacturers should look at themselves in the mirror and realise the harms they are doing to other human beings." Terence Stephenson, president of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, said: "Given that one-third of our children are overweight or obese, tackling our unhealthy food culture is vital. Food advertising should be restricted, planning controls used to limit fast-food premises near places where young people congregate and the price of food examined to find ways to make healthier products more affordable."
WHAT TO CHOOSE?
Is some fast food healthier than others?
1) Choose foods that are broiled over fried such as a grilled chicken sandwich instead of fried chicken or chicken nuggets.
2) Choose soups that are not cream based (For example: If the name of the soup includes the word cream, such as "Creamy Tomato Soup", avoid ordering it).
3) Eat less fat food.
4) Have low-fat salad dressings instead of the full-fat kind.
5) Have a salad or soup instead of fries.
6) Use mustard or ketchup instead of mayonnaise.
7) Order smaller entrée portions. For example: instead of a large sub, try a small sub with a side salad or piece of fruit.
8) If you are getting a side, order a small, or kid sized portion. A large fry has approximately 500 calories and 25 grams of fat, while a small fry has about 60% less fat and calories (230 calories and 11 grams of fat).
9) When ordering a sub or sandwich, select leaner meats like turkey or grilled chicken instead of fried items such as burgers or steak, and cheese sandwiches.
10) Choose water, low-fat milk, or diet sodas instead of regular sodas, fruit drinks, milkshakes, or whole milk.
11) When ordering pizza, add veggies instead of meat, and get thin crust instead of deep dish.
12) If fruits and veggies are available, try to add them into your meal. For example, have lettuce and tomato on sandwiches or burgers.
Date:09.07.2010. Time: 22.00
Just breathing in the scent can cause sleepiness and have sedative effects
Oils extracted from the jasmine plant have long been used in aromatherapy with many claims made about the effect of the scent. But now a new study has found that certain chemicals extracted from the plant can act as powerful sedatives with effects as strong as sleeping pills and barbiturates. Sedatives, sleeping pills and relaxants are the most frequently prescribed psychotropic drugs - if the dose is increased enough they will cause hallucinations. These drugs are used for their calming effect in treating mental anxiety and also as sedatives.
But these chemicals can also cause serious side effects such as depression, dizziness, hypotension, muscle weakness and impaired coordination. So German scientists have been investigating the calming effects of various fragrances that could be used in place of these drugs. They have now found that a chemical called Vertacetal-coeur (VC) and another variation of it derived from the jasmine plant act in the same way as these sedatives and that even just breathing in the scents can be enough to activate their effects.
How sedatives work
Sedatives such as valium act on particular sites in the brain, increasing the effects of the brain's own neurotransmitter called GABA. In fact the sedatives can even act in the same way as GABA in high enough doses. This GABA is an inhibitor - it serves to reduce brain function, thus leading to calmness, drowsiness and sleep.
Testing the fragrance
The jasmine extracts were administered to mice, both as injections and by inhalation. In both cases the mice responded by becoming calm, ceasing activity and sitting quietly in the corner. Mice that had been genetically modified such that their brain receptors no longer respond to sedatives were not affected by the chemicals, showing that the action of the jasmine extract is the same as other sedatives. Commenting on the results, study leader Hanns Hatt said: "We have discovered a new class of GABA receptor modulator which can be administered through the air - applications in sedation; anxiety, excitement and aggression relieving treatment and sleep induction therapy are all imaginable."
Date:10.07.2010. Time: 22.00
DRINK 8 glasses of clean drinking water each day
WHAT ARE THE BEST BEACH IN U.K
1. Bournemouth, Dorset
Bournemouth benefits from 7 miles of pure gold. One of the best city beaches in the UK , its soft sand and acres of space are perfect for families. It's won awards for cleanliness and on a clear day you can see out to the Needles on the Isle of Wight . True, it's not a deserted paradise, but you can't ask for much more so close to a major town. And with the building of Europe's first artificial surf reef, the beach is set to become one of the UK 's premier surfing spots.
Wittering, West Sussex
West Wittering near Chichester manages to please all comers with expansive sands, superior water quality and a thriving dune ecosystem. The beach shelves gently towards the sea making it ideal for safe swimming and when the tide is out you can bask in shallow tidal pools warmed by the sun. If you feel restless you can walk around East Head, a sandy spit populated by absorbing coastal flora and fauna
3. 4. Holy Island, Northumberland
One of the most haunting and beautiful places in Britain , Holy Island was an early centre of Christianity in the UK . Cut off from the mainland twice a day by the tide, it has a castle, an evocative ruined priory and mile upon mile of deserted sand. If you're in a reflective mood, this is the one for you. Watch out for grey seals and rare birds.
4. Holkham, Norfolk
Draped in dunes, Holkham is a deliciously secluded beach backed by scented pine forest. Sunbathe, horseride or explore 3 miles of seemingly measureless, creamy sands. And if you come to Holkham, you'll be in illustrious company. The Queen likes to walk her Corgis here and Gwyneth Paltrow strode across the sands for the final scene of Shakespeare in Love.
5. Great Bay, St Martin's, Isles of Scilly
Short on Kiss Me Quick hats and sickly sticks of rock but with charm to spare, Great Bay is the best beach in the Scillys. You can only reach it on foot, so the holiday hordes generally stay away. It's only a 20 minute walk from the quay and the journey's certainly worth it. Offshore, kelp forests sheltering colourful fish wave lazily in a cobalt sea and the arcing white sands are distinctly tropical.
6. Blackpool, Lancashire
Ice creams, saucy postcards, fish ‘n' chips, rock, donkey rides and deckchairs – Blackpool beach is the essence of the traditional British seaside. Apart from miles of sand you'll find slot machines, shows and some of the biggest and scariest rollercoasters in the UK.
7. Southend on the sea- It
is a quiet and nice, clean beach.
Da Date : 11.07.2010. Time: 22.00
Germany won the third place in the world cup
Date: 12.07.2010. Time: 22.00
Spain won the world cup for the first time.
Date: 13.07.2010. Time: 22.00
Date: 14.07.2010. Time:
The Middle East is on the verge of a nuclear war triggered by a US attack on Iran in the name of preventing the country from developing its own weapons, according to ageing Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro. "To do this on the basis of a calculation that the Iranians are going to come running out to ask the Yankees for forgiveness is absurd," Castro said. "They [the US] will encounter a terrible resistance that will spread the conflict that cannot end up any other way than turning nuclear." The former Cuban president said Israel would throw the first bomb, but the risk that red buttons would also be pressed in Pakistan and India was latent. Castro made the prediction on Cuban TV last night, in a dramatic return to public life after four years in near-seclusion. "The US is activating the machinery to destroy Iran," he said. "But the Iranians have been building up a defensive force little by little for years." Castro said attacking Iran would have a very different result from invading Iraq. "When Bush attacked Iraq, Iraq was a divided country," he said. "Iran is not divided." The Cuban leader also emphasised that India, Pakistan and Israel are the three nuclear powers who have refused to sign the nuclear non-proliferation treaty. "The control that Israel has over the United States is enormous." "US foreign policy is better described as the policy of total impunity."
The leader of the 1959 Cuban Revolution who went on to become an icon of resistance to US dominance in Latin America during the Cold War, and ended up as the great survivor of the fall of communism, fell seriously ill in 2006. After emergency intestinal surgery he handed power over to his younger brother Raul, who is now 79, first temporarily and then permanently. Castro appeared in a couple of videotaped interviews with Cuban television in 2007 and rather more frequently in photographs greeting foreign leaders visiting the island. He had not been seen in a public setting until photographs of him visiting a science center in Havana were published in the Communist party newspaper Granma on Monday. He was shown smiling and chatting to workers, dressed in sports clothes and looking relaxed. Still the official head of Cuba's Communist party, Castro maintains a lively presence in print, publishing regular 'Reflections' on his own nation and the world. In recent weeks he has turned his attention to the Middle East, prompted by the Israeli raid on an aid convoy attempting to break the blockade of Gaza on 31 May. During Monday's broadcast of a special edition of a daily public affairs show called Round Table, the 82-year-old looked rather frail and his voice was somewhat weak. He shuffled papers and quoted extensively from the Arabic press, Pentagon and Noam Chomsky, among others. Dressed casually in a tracksuit top over a checked shirt, the man once known for always wearing military fatigues, interspersed his warnings of imminent nuclear conflict with a rambling history lecture that ranged from the roots of the Korean war to the Cuban missile crisis, by way of the war in Angola. "We have experiences of being close to it [nuclear war]," he said. "Now I believe the threat of war has greatly increased. They [the US] is playing with fire." News that Castro would appear on TV garnered emotional responses from Havana residents. "We are so, so excited to see him. It is unbelievable," sugar ministry worker Paula Alonso told Reuters TV. "Especially for "When Bush attacked Iraq, Iraq was a divided country," he said. "Iran is not divided." The Cuban leader also emphasised that India, Pakistan and Israel are the three nuclear powers who have refused to sign the nuclear non-proliferation treaty. "The control that Israel has over the United States is enormous." "US foreign policy is better described as the policy of total impunity."
The leader of the 1959 Cuban Revolution who went on to become an icon of resistance to US dominance in Latin America during the Cold War, and ended up as the great survivor of the fall of communism, fell seriously ill in 2006. After emergency intestinal surgery he handed power over to his younger brother Raul, who is now 79, first temporarily and then permanently. Castro appeared in a couple of videotaped interviews with Cuban television in 2007 and rather more frequently in photographs greeting foreign leaders visiting the island. He had not been seen in a public setting until photographs of him visiting a science center in Havana were published in the Communist party newspaper Granma on Monday. He was shown smiling and chatting to workers, dressed in sports clothes and looking relaxed. Still the official head of Cuba's Communist party, Castro maintains a lively presence in print, publishing regular 'Reflections' on his own nation and the world. In recent weeks he has turned his attention to the Middle East, prompted by the Israeli raid on an aid convoy attempting to break the blockade of Gaza on 31 May. During Monday's broadcast of a special edition of a daily public affairs show called Round Table, the 82-year-old looked rather frail and his voice was somewhat weak. He shuffled papers and quoted extensively from the Arabic press, Pentagon and Noam Chomsky, among others. Dressed casually in a tracksuit top over a checked shirt, the man once known for always wearing military fatigues, interspersed his warnings of imminent nuclear conflict with a rambling history lecture that ranged from the roots of the Korean war to the Cuban missile crisis, by way of the war in Angola. "We have experiences of being close to it [nuclear war]," he said. "Now I believe the threat of war has greatly increased. They [the US] is playing with fire." News that Castro would appear on TV garnered emotional responses from Havana residents. "We are so, so excited to see him. It is unbelievable," sugar ministry worker Paula Alonso told Reuters TV. "Especially for people from the same generation, we want to see our president."
Date:15.07.2010. Time: 22.00
Date: 16.07.2010. Time: 22.00
BP pollution in the world is great.
Date: 17.07.2010. Time: 22.00
Date: 18.07.2010. Time: 22.00
And what to do about it
Date: 19.07.2010. Time: 22.00
Date:20.07.2010. Time: 22.00
• Women should drink no more than 2 to 3 units of alcohol per day
Date:21.07.2010. Time: 22.00
How much progress have we made? Are we living happier than our ancestors? Why do we fight, kill each other?
is a big problem during hot weather. Keep your food in a cool and dry place if
you are travelling be very careful what you eat in the restaurants. Try to take
sandwiches with you in a safe way if it is possible.
Date:23.07.2010. Time: 22.00
Get on your bike
Cycling is a great way to take advantage of the outdoors – and Cycle-route is a great site for finding cycle routes and mountain bike trails that have been tried and tested, all across the UK. Or if you fancy exploring your city on two wheels,
Hit the beach
Nothing beats a day down beside the seaside on a hot day but if the crowds that flock to the likes of Brighton and Bournemouth at the first glimpse of sunshine put you off, then try one of the lesser known but just as lovely sandy spots the UK has to offer, like Deal in Kent or West Wittering in Sussex. A hot day stuck in a traffic jam is no fun though so it might be worth keeping track of the traffic on the day – get live reports from Frixo
Learn to windsurf
Windsurfing is one of those things loads of us will do on holiday but don't think do at home, which is a shame because the combination of the sunshine and the breeze in UK summer months makes for great conditions for it. The RYA site will tell you your nearest centre for windsurfing courses, along with other boat sports.
Sail away, sail away, sail away
There are easier ways to enjoy the water – sailing can be relaxing and it's easier that you'd think to pick up the ropes. Plenty of companies, like Hunters Yard in The Norfolk Broads, rent out vessels for day trips as well as short breaks. A sail along the Dart in Devon is another good choice: gorgeous scenery, great pubs en route and you can even stop and visit Agatha Christie's house with its National Park gardens.
Date: 24.07.2010. Time: 22.00
Did you know that white
sugar and heroin are the same
Did you know that white
sugar and heroin provide the
same feeling to our brain, in other word it takes us up and down as it is with
the heroin which; take us high and down. White sugar plays a big role in our daily diet
and most of the illnesses are caused by white salt, white sugar white flour. It
is the cause of all problems because of the chemical substance in them. Brown sugar, sea salt, brown flour are the
best because they are natural foods and our body loves natural foods.
Date: 25.07.2010. Time: 22.00
"Are you happy what you are???"
The man, known only as Oscar, spoke with difficulty as he thanked the family of the person whose face he now has and the doctors at Vall d'Hebron in Madrid where he had the operation in March. During the 24-hour surgery, doctors lifted an entire face, including jaw, nose, cheekbones, muscles, teeth and eyelids from one person and placed it, mask-like, onto Oscar. The 31-year-old recipient is a farmer who was unable to breathe or eat on his own after accidentally shooting himself in the face five years ago. He has now been discharged from hospital and will need between a year and 18 months of physical therapy but is expected to regain up to 90% of his facial functions, said the head of the surgical team, Dr Joan Pere Barret. Oscar is now able to drink liquids and eat soft foods, and has been able to speak for the past two months, the hospital revealed. Doctors also said he has regained the feeling in most of his face and is partly recovering movement of his muscles. One good sign, apparently, was that a week after the operation, he had to be shaved because of beard growth.
But he also suffered acute rejection twice - once four weeks after the surgery and again between the second and third months. Both times, the new face was saved with medication, a hospital statement said. At the news conference, Oscar seemed relaxed as he looked out at reporters with eyes he cannot yet close completely. His sister, who has not been identified to protect the family's privacy, said her brother looks forward to leading a normal life. He is eager to enjoy "little things, like walking down the street without anyone looking at him, or sitting down for a meal with his family. Doing things that all of us do on a normal day", she said. A French team announced a similar operation earlier this month, saying a 35-year-old man with a genetic disorder has been given an entirely new face, including tear ducts that cry and a chin that sprouts stubble.
Date: 26.07.2010. Time: 22.00
IF YOU ARE EATING OUTSIDE READ THIS!
Hygiene and Restaurants = Mouse jumps from bowl in restaurant
A restaurant owner has been criticised for an "appalling catalogue of offences" after health inspectors saw a mouse jumping from a bowl of sweet and sour sauce in the kitchen. Inspectors visiting the Kam Tong, Hung Tao and Kiasu restaurants in Queensway, Bayswater, west London, found mouse droppings all over the kitchens and cockroach eggs in the dim sum and baskets of prawn crackers. One rodent was photographed scampering along a kitchen drainpipe in the Kam Tong restaurant after jumping from a bowl of sweet and sour sauce which was about to be served to customers. Owner Ronald Lim, of Barnet, north London, admitted 17 counts of breaching food hygiene regulations at Southwark Crown Court on Monday. Judge Geoffrey Rivlin QC ordered him to pay fines totalling £30,000, plus £18,131 costs, and handed him an eight-month jail term suspended for two years. He was told that if he did not pay the fine, he would face 18 months in jail, a spokeswoman for Westminster City Council said. The three restaurants were shut down between May and August 2008 but have since reopened. Lim now has three months to prove he has improved standards before a decision is made on whether to ban him from operating a catering business altogether. Brian Connell, Westminster City Council's cabinet member for business, enterprise and skills, said: "This is an appalling catalogue of offences and gives an otherwise good industry a bad name. "This person was not running these restaurants to the levels of hygiene which are required and which customers rightly expect."
Date:27.07.2010. Time: 22.00
OBAMA (USA) + TWO DIFFERENT TYPE OF STANDARD OF HOSPITALITY !
CAN YOU TELL US WHY???????????????????????????????????????
The Arabs and the Iranian and the Turks eat too much fatty foods. That is why they need various type of medication when they are fifty year old. This is due to over eating of one type of food. The best diet is balance diet when one eats everything in a moderation.
Date:28.07.2010. Time: 22.00
People with knee or hip problems could in future "grow" their own replacement joints using their own stem cells, scientists have said.
Date: 29.07.2010. Time: 22.00
Here is U.K it is not the third world, so that influential people could get away with the Law. Even Prince Charles gets a PNC if he parks at this place without paying parking ticket
New Harrods Owners Fall
Prey to Clampers
The new owners of Harrods got a taste of London life when they returned to their luxury cars to find they had been clamped. A Koenigsegg CCXR worth £1.2m and a Lamborghini Murcielago worth £350,000 - both in the fetching colour of turquoise - were parked outside the royal family's latest acquisition when they were spotted by traffic wardens. The cars were initially given tickets and then clamped, to the amazement of passers-by who gathered to watch. The custom-made cars are part of the royal family's fleet of supercars. The turquoise is recognisable as the family's distinctive "baby blue" colour. The Qatari royal family are behind the Qatar Holding Group which bought Harrods from Mohamed al Fayed in April for £1.5bn. The business is led by the Qatari Prime Minister, Sheikh Hamad al Thani. The al Thani family are worth around £2.5bn and have stakes in dozens of businesses around the world. As well as their magnificent car collection, their assets include a fleet of multi-million pound yachts and luxury homes around the world.
"Five surprising triggers"
Everyone knows that alcohol and colds can give you a headache, but what else can act as a trigger? We reveal five surprising triggers which may be behind your headache.
If you suffer from morning headaches, your teeth might be to blame! People who grind or clench their teeth - known as bruxism - are three times more likely to suffer headaches than the rest of us. As most grinding takes place while you are asleep, you may not be aware you are doing it. Constantly grinding your teeth can cause the facial and neck muscles to tense, making a headache more likely. Other tell-tale signs of teeth grinding include jaw pain in the morning, facial and neck pain, worn away tooth enamel and sensitive teeth caused by roots being exposed as the gum recedes. If you think teeth grinding may be your headache trigger, then see your dentist as soon as you can. They can supply you with a mouth guard which can help to save your teeth and ease the headache.
The week-end lie in
People working flat out Monday to Friday may find themselves with a pounding headache come late Saturday morning. This can happen when stress hormones circulating in the blood drop when the body suddenly goes into relaxation mode. This causes a rapid release of neurotransmitters, the brain's chemical messengers which cause the blood vessels to constrict and dilate, leading to a headache. So try to fit in some kind of relaxation or exercise into your busy schedule during the week rather than waiting for the weekend. And limit your sleep to no more than eight hours. Too much sleep is also linked to headaches.
Poor posture can cause the muscles of your upper back, neck and shoulders to tense, which increases your chances of getting a headache. Sitting in a slouched position for hours at a time or sitting with your head jutted forward should be avoided. Looking at a computer screen means the eyes have to focus at short distances, which requires the most effort by our eye muscles, and can cause eyestrain as well as headache.So take regular breaks from working at the computer and move around. Adjust your compute screen so that it's 20 to 30 inches away from your eyes and positioned at eye level. Avoid glare by making sure there is no direct sunlight on the computer screen.Try to use a headset rather than a phone when sitting at a computer. Cradling a phone between your head and shoulder will only increase muscle strain on your neck and shoulder muscles.
Perfumes are designed to stimulate the brain. When exposed to the air, perfume evaporates and the chemicals within activate nerve cells in the nose, which send signals to the brain. Unfortunately for some sensitive souls, these signals are strong enough to cause headache and migraines. Household cleaners, fragrance air fresheners, soaps and shampoos can all have the same effect. Ensure that your home and place of work are well ventilated, with a good supply of fresh air to help minimise your exposure to the offending fragrance. Make a point of letting work colleagues know how fragrances affect you, especially if they're the type who like to "splash it all over!" One remedy claims that you can fight smells with smells - apply a small drop of peppermint oil to your forehead - a study suggested that this can work as well as painkillers for a smell induced headache.
Tense, nervous headache? Are you reaching for painkillers? Perhaps you should stop and think again, because taking pain medication too often can itself trigger headaches. Around one in ten people are thought to suffer from "rebound" headaches caused by taking too many over-the-counter painkillers such as ibuprofen, aspirin, codeine and paracetamol. Typically, rebound headaches happen after taking painkillers a few times a week for long periods of time. During this period, the headaches usually become more frequent and more painkillers are taken to deal with them and so a cycle is established. If this sounds like you, then see your GP. They will advise you on how to come off the painkillers if necessary. Unless your doctor has told you otherwise, you should not take painkillers for headaches more than twice a week or two days in a row. Always should always go to your GP if you feel you need to regularly use OTC medicines. You could have an underlying health condition, so it's best to get it checked out.
Date:31.07.2010. Time: 22.00
New Health News
New Innovations in Weight Loss Surgery
Dr. Brian Quebbemann, surgical director at The N.E.W. Program weight-loss centre in Newport Beach and TransEnterix, Inc. have teamed up to develop the Spider surgical tool, which allowed surgeons to perform bariatric surgery without the typical surgical incision. The tool enters through a small hole made in the belly button and cuts down the capacity of the stomach, by up to 80 percent. Approved by the FDA last year, the Spider has multiple instrument channels, allowing the surgeon to insert flexible instruments to expand the abdomen (kind of like an umbrella), miniscule cameras to view the working environment, and surgical tools to trim the stomach and make sutures. The Spider is then removed through the same hole. Also on the horizon, and currently in a multi-centre study to gain FDA approval is the TOGA System, a less-invasive bariatric procedure that is performed endoscopic ally (through the mouth). A set of flexible devices is inserted through the mouth into the stomach in order to staple together sections of the stomach and thus reduce its overall food capacity. The TOGA System is a set of flexible stapling devices that is inserted through the mouth into the stomach. Once the device is in place, suction is used to gather together tissue from both sides of the stomach into the device. The collected tissue is then fastened together with titanium staples. The procedure creates a small stomach pouch, shaped like a narrow sleeve, at the top of the stomach. Once the stomach is stapled and the procedure is complete, the device is removed from the body. If you are looking for a weight loss plan that does not include any type of surgery, visit the Health. News diet pages and test out our Individual Diet Selection tool, which can help find the right diet for your lifestyle.