Showing posts from July, 2007

A Lesson From ABC's Robin Roberts’ Breast Cancer Report

So many times we had to learn from the tragedy that befalls others and make some checks on ourselves. That’s is the case with ABC "Good Morning America" anchor Robin Roberts who has been diagnosed with breast cancer and will be undergoing surgery Friday.
Report on her illness reveals: “I never thought I'd be writing this ... I have breast cancer. It all started a few weeks ago. We had gotten the news that our dear colleague and friend, Joel Siegel, had passed away and we began preparing for our special tribute show for him. I did a piece about Joel's courageous battle with cancer reporting on the way my friend had lived his life and been such a successful advocate for the importance of early cancer screenings. That very night when I went to bed, I did a self breast exam and found something that women everywhere fear: I found a lump.”

This is a lesson for all especially when its possible to find out these things ourselves. So in situation like this it necessary to go o…

Diabetes Drug Avandia should be pulled from the Market

ANDREW BRIDGESThe widely used diabetes drug Avandia should be pulled from the market because of heart risks, a federal scientist said Monday. Those risks, combined with no unique short-term benefits in helping diabetics control blood-sugar levels, fail to justify keeping Avandia on the market, according to a copy of a slide presentation by Food and Drug Administration scientist Dr. David Graham. The document was distributed at the onset of a daylong meeting of a joint panel of outside experts convened to consider whether the drug should be restricted to use in select patients and branded with prominent warnings or removed altogether from sale. Previously, the FDA said information from dozens of studies of the GlaxoSmithKline PLC drug points to an increased risk of heart attack. Glaxo officials, meanwhile, disputed that claim, citing their own analyses of studies of Avandia, also called rosiglitazone. "The number of myocardial infarctions is small, the data are inconsistent and there …

Dont Let That Man Slip By - Ask Him Out

Some time after a failed marriage, you are just now re-entering the dating scene, but you are not sure how the rules have changed. These days, is it OK for a woman to ask a man out? And what's the best way to do it?

Should a woman ask a man for a date? Conventional wisdom says, "No, it's the man's job to do the pursuing." Reality says, "Sure, why not?" And why not indeed? Because it works. I have met dozens and dozens of couples where the woman did the asking and the result is a happy, balanced, long-term life together.

What's the best way to do it? Ask without asking. Use an indirect or soft question. Did you ever notice that if you say to someone, "I wonder what time it is," they'll tell you the time, even though you didn't directly come right out and ask for the time. Or if you say, "I don't know what kind of movies you enjoy," they spill the beans and tell you. When you use a statement like this, especially with que…

Dont Let Your Hopelessness Lead To Mood Disorder

Theres depression, and then theres double depression.

Sound bad" It is, as per Thomas Joiner, Florida State University Distinguished Research Professor and the Bright-Burton Professor of Psychology, who has identified hopelessness as a distinguishing feature of double depression in a new paper reported in the Journal of Affective Disorders. The finding could help therapists diagnose and treat the mood disorder.

Double depression occurs when an individual who suffers from dysthymia, a persistent case of mild depression marked by low energy, falls into a major depressive state. It is not a new concept, but psychology experts know little about the characteristics that distinguish double depression from dysthymia or major depression alone, as per Joiner.

Its clinically important because it is under-recognized and harder to treat than either dysthymia or major depression by themselves, Joiner said. The hopelessness result is significant, and it suggests that therapists should particular…

Dont Let Your Love Life Cool Off - Spice It Up

Your wife, girlfriend or mistress said that you are boring in bed. She says that it's the same thing every time you two are together and that nothing ever changes. What do you do to spice things up for her and you too?

Being boring or great in bed is in the loin of the beholder. And married sex can, in fact, become same time, same place, same everything. It often does. The problem with sex in a long-term relationship is that, quite often, couples keep on going with what worked before. We have compared this in the past to a dance routine executed in the same way over and over again. Once it was exhilarating, now it's just old and, yes, boring.

You ask us what you can do to "spice things up." A good question. You've probably already heard all the aphorisms, like do it in any room in the house except the bedroom. Great, except if you live in a studio apartment in Manhattan. Or take a bubble bath together. Fine, but that idea gets old, too, and then a steamy bath stops…

10 Errors That Can Ruin Your Marriage

In life and love, you may think you're supposed to always focus on the positive instead of the negative. However, unless you become aware of your own hurtful attitudes or actions -- so that you can correct them -- your chances of staying in love 'til death do you part are close to zero. To have your marriage last a lifetime, avoid these 10 common mistakes:

1. Talking "at" instead of "with" your mate. Let his or her body language be your guide. When you're talking "at" your partner, he or she will tense up. When you're talking "with" your spouse, he or she will relax.

2. Tuning out -- instead of tuning in -- to what your mate is saying. When you mind begins to wander, stop and remember that what your partner is saying is important to him or her.

3. Forgetting to thank your mate. Not thanking your spouse for being considerate, thoughtful or kind makes him or her feel unappreciated and foolish for caring about you.

4. Getting defensive …

The Do's and Dont's of Office Romance

More than 60 percent of relationships now blossom in the workplace, according to a new survey. Long hours and an increased number of female workers have led to flirting, flings and fledgling romances between colleagues, New Woman magazine claims. As well as clocking into work, employees are putting in the hours practicing their romancing skills, with 94 percent of women admitting to flirting in the office and more than half confessing they had ended up in bed with a colleague. Lisa Helmanis, author of "Master Dating," explains why work often works out in the romance stakes: "The way that we live now, we are meant to discern everything about a possible partner in less than five minutes in a crowded bar and decide if they are a love match. "Work takes you back to a place where not every exchange is loaded with pressure and an attraction can slowly build. "There's nothing more exciting than when you finally confirm the fact that both of you seem to…

STDs On The Increase Among Japanese Older Generation

Summer's here and that means an increase in sexually transmitted diseases, with older Japanese women particularly susceptible, according to women's weekly Shukan Josei.

"There's a tendency in Japan to regard STDs as young people's diseases, or ailments that hit people who play around a lot. STD stands for sexually transmitted disease. That means anybody who has sex can contract them. It's those sexually active people who think they have no chance of getting an STD or believe they're immune to them who are in the most dangerous situation," gynecologist and clinical psychologist Kazue Yoshino tells Shukan Josei.

Japan is the only industrialized nation where HIV contraction is increasing, but other STDs like chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes, genital warts and crabs are almost "national diseases," the women's weekly says, adding that each of the above ailments, bar the clap and chlamydia, is spreading to chronic proportions.

"In a worst-case …

10 Little Things Women Do That Drives Men Crazy

Most men really, really like women. That may seem a bit like telling you that water is wet, but it's true. If there is a God, men should bow down and thank him for blessing us with such beautiful creatures in the opposite sex. Of course, we usually aren't shy about showing our gratitude: We tend to turn into slobbering piles of putty when a woman does just about anything. It's not always the scandalously mini miniskirt or the cleavage-baring V-neck that does it (and this is by no means a call to outlaw these wonderful things). Instead, it's often the little, innocuous actions and displays that have the biggest effect on men. Read on for the top 10 little things a woman does that drives us crazy.

Number 10

She goes for the heart through the stomach

All that fluffy talk about the sensuality of food contains morsels of truth, especially when the sweaty, apron-clad woman making it is doing so purely for your benefit. And it won't just be the kitchen that'll heat up if…

Top 10 Types Of Women, Most Men Crave For

There are a lot of good women out there, even though it's not always easy to find them. Here's a list of women with traits you should actively look for — and that would make any guy happy: Miss Sweet Miss Sweet is a woman who's positive, content with her life, always upbeat — and just a blast to be around. She's a genuine person without a bitch bone in her body. She's always truly happy to see you and you find yourself looking forward to spending time with her. Miss Sweets are usually snapped up out of the dating market right away, so they're pretty rare. But if you can find one, you've got a real treasure on your hands. Miss Equality This type of woman is a true feminist — not one of the radical man-haters, or the hypocritical pseudo-feminists who think that equality means "I demand equal rights and an equal salary, but a man still has to pay for me." The Miss Equalitys of the world genuinely like men, and understand that equality means equality acro…

Top 10 Qualities Of A Good Girlfriend

Francesca Di Meglio

To find out exactly what men are looking for in a good girlfriend. Impossible? Not exactly. We simply turned to Lisa Daily, syndicated relationship columnist and author of Stop Getting Dumped, who promises to help readers find and marry "the one" in three years or less. Daily followed her own advice and married her dream man, who proposed at the top of the Eiffel Tower after a six-month courtship. Now, she is determined to help other single gals do the same. A dating guru, Daily interviewed — and continues to do so — hundreds of bachelors to find out what makes a woman marriage material in this day and age. Here, Daily dishes about the 10 traits every man is looking for in a serious girlfriend:

1. She has a life of her own — and it's pretty good to boot. Ladies, this means that you take care of yourself, pay attention to your personal style and find time to hang with your fabulous friends and family. You seek adventure by traveling. And you take in lif…

Lindsay Lohan's Lesbian Lifestyle Hacked

Lindsay Lohan used her myspace account to send 'lesbian' messages to a close female friend whilst inside rehab, it was reported.

Hackers claim they broke into the Mean Girls actress's private emails and found the messages to her best friend Samantha Ronson.

Star magazine reports the 21-year-old wrote to Ronson: 'Babe, if I don't have you in my life then I should just go die… I want to marry you and have children with you.'

She then reportedly signed off the message: 'I love you – Lindsay Ronson.'

The wild child endured an extended spell in rehab after crashing her car in May on Sunset Boulevard, reportedly driving under the influence.

Ronson, 30, was with her at the time, when police allegedly found cocaine in the Mercedes.

Lohan's myspace page can only be accessed by 75 friends including Samantha, Nicole Richie and Lindsay's younger sister Ali.

The actress was recently seen looking healthy and refreshed, partying on the beach with friends at America&#…

The Good Side Of Medifast Diet

Ken Black

If you are one of those people who have tried every method of losing weight under the sun, consider the benefits of the MediFast diet, a healthy new diet product on the market that is designed to help you quickly shed pounds the safe and wholesome way. If you are looking at it right now, or have ever considered it, or even if you are looking at some other type of diet to help you with your weight loss needs, consider the three benefits this regimen has when you’re trying to lose weight. The 3 Benefits of the MediFast Diet 1. The MediFast Diet is Convenient This weight loss program is convenient. You never have to worry about counting up points or checking the labels of your food for their carbohydrate content. And, you don’t have to count points, pop pills, or drink tea either. This diet helps you lose weight by doing what you know how to do best - eat! The MediFast diet isn’t the type of diet that requires one to sit down to a meal every night. If you are on the go, it is o…

4 Tops To Keep Your Heart Healthy And keep You Alive.

If you ate your way through your twenties, and worked your way through your thirties, you’re probably showing a bit of wear. But, don’t despair. You have a long-lost friend in South Carolina who’s going to help you regain the vigor of your teenage years - or, at least help you bring the downward spiral to a screeching halt.

Dr. Dana King, of the University of South Carolina, reports rather stunning results concerning the impact of midlife lifestyle changes. It takes a mere four years - think about that - to effectively reverse the damage done in those years of work and wantons. But…

There’s a plan you must follow to achieve these results. It’s not a complicated plan, and it requires no special tools. It requires only the full participation of one critical component for success: your horribly neglected body.

So, take these simple steps to reduce your risk of heart disease by 35%, and your risk of death by 40%:

-Eat five or more fruits and vegetables each day

-Exercise a minimum of 2.5 hours…

Treating Cancer Using Breast Milk

In a search of good health there is a controversial alternative cancer treatment using something that usually goes to babies.

Breast milk is filled with all sorts of unique nutrients to help babies grow. For mothers who can't breast feed, there are breast milk banks where donated milk is stored and sold.

But now, breast milk is not just for babies as cancer patients have started to drink it.

Pauline Sakamoto of Mothers’ Milk Bank said they have sold breast milk to 60 cancer patients.

“It may not mean that the cancer is cured, but we're seeing a dramatic change in the quality of life for some of them,” she said.

Howard Cohen says it worked for him after being diagnosed with prostate cancer. Instead of traditional treatments, he turned to purchased breast milk that he mixes with fruit and yogurt.

“If you drink it straight, it has a bit of a yucky, oily under taste,” he said.

Some Swedish research says a protein in mother's milk can kill cancer cells in Petri dishes.

“That doesn'…

Talcum Powder From Talc Can Cause Cancer

Brands of talcum powder available in the country have been found to contain harmful elements, according to an initial study conducted by the Pakistan Medical Research Council (PMRC) in Islamabad. The researchers hastened to add, however, that the study was too small to draw a definite conclusion and further extensive studies would be undertaken.

“More extensive investigations would have to be undertaken by consumer protection bodies such as the Pakistan Council for Scientific and Industrial Research,” said PMRC Director Dr Huma Qureshi while talking to Daily Times Friday.

Talcum powder is produced from talc, a magnesium trisilicate mineral, which in its natural form may contain asbestos, a known human carcinogen (any substance that causes cancer or helps cancer grow). Asbestos can cause lung cancer and mesotheliomas (cancers affecting the lining surfaces of the chest and abdominal cavities). Because of this association with asbestos, all home-use talcum products marketed in the USA afte…

10 Things To Consider Before A Cosmetic Surgery

It’s not always easy to determine – out of a seemingly endless and overwhelming array of choices – the right cosmetic enhancement choice for you, who should perform it, where it should be performed, or what specifically to look out for. As you explore the idea of a cosmetic procedure, here are some important issues to consider.

1. PLASTIC SURGEON: If you’re thinking about surgery, you need to consider a licensed, board certified plastic surgeon above all other practitioners. Most urban areas today have hundreds of plastic surgeons from which to choose, and you can be assured that these physicians have had years (not days or months) of rigorous surgical training specific to each procedure.

2. BOARD CERTIFICATION: You want to be sure that your surgeon is board certified. Plastic Surgery is one of the 24 medical specialties recognized by the American Board of Specialties (ABMS), and certification in the specialty requires extensive additional testing and review of surgical results.. If a d…

Actress Zhang Yu, Implicates 13 Directors In China's Sex-For-Work System

Actress Zhang Yu, who became widely known for revealing the "sex-for-work" scandal in the showbiz industry, has made another attempt to fight against the system on Wednesday, by trying to report 13 more directors for such abuses of power. Upon her invitation, a reporter from the Beijing Morning Post accompanied Zhang Yu to a nearby office of the Discipline Inspection Commission of the Communist Party of China in Dongcheng district, Beijing, on Wednesday afternoon. "As I have already lost lawsuits against those directors, I think it will be hard to prevail through more appeals to the court. Thus I have decided to report them," Zhang Yu told the reporter. At the commission office, Zhang Yu submitted a letter listing sex deals involving 13 directors. However, after looking through the letter, a commission officer said such cases were not included in their scope of administration, as the commission was only responsible for supervising party members and…

Chinese Good Will Ambassador Jiang Wenli, Combats HIV/AIDS

On the screen, she is a brave policewoman or a miserable widow, while in reality, she has other identities: Good Will Ambassador of the Ministry of Health on HIV/AIDS and member of the Leadership Council of the Global Coalition on Women and AIDS (GCWA).

Jiang Wenli, famous Chinese actress who has starred many prime-time TV series, will attend the meeting of the GCWA and the International Women's Summit slated for early July in Nairobi, Kenya and have site visits there.

Jiang previously attended similar meetings in Thailand and Britain. "From the exchanges, we can learn each other's experience in the fight against AIDS," she said.

Jiang started her job as a Good Will Ambassador in 2003 together with several other singers and actors.

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"I knew little about AIDS at that time when officials with the Ministry of Health approached me,&…

Jamaican Authorities Clamp Down On Companies Engaging In Human Trafficking

Companies involved in trafficking persons and tricking victims through false advertisements in the print media, will not be allowed to thrive, as the Government institutes measures to prevent and suppress the crime.

"The police are on a very intensive drive, going into [these] places," said Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Justice and Chairman of the National Task Force Against Trafficking in Persons (NATFATIP), Carol Palmer, at a recent public forum on human trafficking, held at the Kingston and St. Andrew Parish Library.

"Reports now reflect that people have closed down their operations because of police going up on their businesses," Mrs. Palmer pointed out, assuring that the police were being "trained to understand the crime and how to use the investigative methods to get at these persons."

Speaking at the same forum, which targeted some 300 students from schools in the Corporate Area, Youth Empowerment Officer, National Centre for Youth Developmen…

Prostitution Ring Busted, Victims Getting Aid And Counseling

A number of Latin American women who were victimized in what federal officials say was a major prostitution ring are living in safe housing, getting psychological counseling and other assistance, and may qualify for special US visas for sex trafficking victims who cooperate with law enforcement.

The steps are just the beginning of a recovery process that could take a lifetime, said Linda Miller, executive director of the Civil Society in St. Paul, Minnesota, one of several Twin Cities organizations that works with victims of sexual violence.

"It's not possible to change people back to what they were before the crime," said Miller, "but it is possible to stabilize them and get them into a situation where they can deal with the present and the future. They will probably carry the scars their whole lives."

The women were rescued during a law enforcement sweep last month that uncovered eight brothels in otherwise ordinary-looking houses and apartments in Minneapolis, …

Preventing Tumours - 10 Things To Note.

Fermín Apezteguia

The health of women reaching menopause is principally threatened by three illnesses: cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis and breast cancer. The document presented by the Spanish specialists in Amsterdam contains an innovative proposal to help reduce the number of women who develop breast cancer following the menopause. It is called chemoprevention, and forms part of a series of initiatives aimed at containing the advance of this disease. The idea is to treat post-menopausal women who have a high risk of breast cancer with drugs. So who are the women in this risk group? Not, as one might expect, women whose families have a history of the disease, but those with other risk factors such as having had their first period at an early age, late menopause, a first pregnancy at an advanced age or a history of tumours. In Spain, the number of such women could be two million. At the moment, this post-menopausal treatment is still only an idea, although international studi…

Using Algorithm In MenopauseTreatment

If you’re confused about the treatment options for your particular menopause symptoms, now there’s an authoritative guideline, an algorithm, for your doctor or health professional to use. As estrogen declines in our middle years, the symptoms of discomfort vary greatly from woman to woman and often evolve slowly through a complex range, which if left unchecked, could lead to osteoporosis, bone fractures, and heart disease. It’s this complexity per woman that makes it such a challenge for health professionals to advise and prescribe just the right treatment. The algorithm available now was developed by eight, internationally renowned scientists and women’s health experts, led by Dr. Lila Nachtigall, professor of obstetrics and gynecology, New York University’s School of Medicine and Dr. Nancy Durand at the University of Toronto. It prescribes a hierarchy of treatment options, based on whether you are mildly, moderately, or severely symptomatic. Treatments include: • Changes in lifestyle, …

A Shot That Removes Body Fats

Wouldn't it be nice if you could take fat from one area of your body and move it somewhere else? Well if the results of a study performed on mice by Investigators at Georgetown University Medical Center have been able to use simple, non-toxic chemical injections to add and remove fat in targeted areas on the bodies of laboratory animals.

They say the discovery, published online in Nature Medicine on July 1, could revolutionize human cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery and treatment of diseases associated with human obesity.

Investigators say these findings may also, over the long-term, lead to better control of metabolic syndrome, which is a collection of risk factors that increase a patient’s chances of developing heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Sixty million Americans were estimated to be affected by metabolic syndrome in 2000, according to a study funded by the Centers for Disease Control in 2004.

In the paper, the Georgetown researchers describe a mechanism they foun…