Archive for November, 2010

They live in the latter parts of the small intestine of infected persons and migrate out of the anus where the females lay their eggs. When mated, the females lay thousands of eggs at the anus, which usually causes intense itching in the anus but also in the vagina and vulva in young girls.

The eggs of pinworms become embedded in the fingernails; when hands go unwashed, then food is consumed. These eggs will enter the body through the digestive system. while in the small intestine eggs hatch, the pinworms then travel toward the large intestine. The pinworms will then stay and attach the the intestine wall until they mature, usually a few weeks.

Many pinworms have no symptom or the cause a minor problem. The most common symptom of pinworms is an itchy rectal area. Symptoms reach to the worst position at night when the worms are most active and crawl out of the anus to deposit their eggs. Although pinworm infections can be annoying, they do not cause any serious health problems and are usually not dangerous.

Transmission can occur via direct contact with inanimate objects. Contaminated towels, furniture, sinks, toilets, bedclothes, bedding, doorknobs, or other objects are common sources of infection. Living with a person who is infected, eating before washing hands, and poor personal or group hygiene, create environments that are conducive to infection.

That doesn’t mean, however, it’s a good idea automatically to give kids iron supplements. Before giving supplements, you probably need a blood test to make sure there’s really still an iron deficiency. That will cost about $40 in the US, as an add-on to a doctor’s visit, if you don’t have insurance.

All this being said, this is the principle behind the commercial “natural” treatments for parasites you can find in stores and on the net. Each treatment takes 4 days. Since day 4 requires use of a laxative, many people find it best to start the treatment on a Wednesday or Thursday.

Although it is a common feeling today, that parasitic worms are harmful to your health, they aren’t in their normal numbers. In fact, they are a perfectly normal, essential and healthy part of you, just as bacteria are. The problem (if it can be described as that) occurs when they proliferate into vastly increased numbers.

The worms causing this infection are about one-half inch in length. At the time when the infected person is sleeping, the female pinworms leave the intestinal tract. After that they lay their eggs on the skin surrounding the anal area. Usually the worms lay these eggs in a sticky and jelly-like substance.

If you think your child has any of the symptoms then take them to a doctor for further confirmation. The doctor is likely to take a swab test from the anus in order to see if any eggs are present. This test is then sent off to a laboratory for analysis.

Hemorrhoids are more common in families with hemorrhoids. If the parent has the problem, it’s likely the child may have the problem, too.


Juvenile diabetes (aka Type 1 or Insulin-dependent diabetes) is defined as the inability to break down (metabolize) carbohydrates due to an absolute decline of insulin. This process occurs when your body stops making insulin properly. Insulin is a hormone secreted by your pancreas. It is a key part of the way your body processes the food you eat because it helps maintain the proper level of sugar (glucose) in your blood. Glucose is your body’s fuel, cells use it to produce energy to grow and function.

During digestion, enzymes in your intestine break down food into glucose. The glucose is then absorbed into your bloodstream, which circulates the glucose to cells throughout your body. This is where insulin comes in. Insulin acts like a hotel bellhop, escorting glucose through your bloodstream and “unlocking” cells to allow glucose to enter.

When you have juvenile diabetes, your lack of insulin production prevents the right amount of glucose from entering your cells. The unused glucose build up in your blood, a condition called hyperglycemia. Persistent hyperglycemia causes almost all the symptoms that may alert you to the development of diabetes. These symptoms can include the following:

  • frequent urination
  • extreme thirst
  • blurred vision
  • fatigue
  • unexplained weight loss
  • hunger

You urinate more frequently because when blood sugar is too high, your kidneys can’t absorb the excess glucose. The glucose leaks into urine, pulling water with it. In turn, you’re thirsty because you’re becoming dehydrated. Fatigue results because your cells aren’t getting enough glucose, their primary fuel source. To make up for the lost fuel, your body burns stored fat, and you may lose weight and feel hungry for no apparent reason.

The usual onset of Type 1 diabetes occurs at about 14 years of age in the United State, and for this reason in usually called juvenile diabetes. Although juvenile diabetes generally develops in childhood, it can appear later in life. Juvenile diabetes affects both sexes equally, but is more common among whites and is rare among Asians and American Indians.

There is no cure for juvenile diabetes, but there are effective treatments, including insulin. Juvenile diabetes is an autoimmune disease that affects up to 3 million people in the United States. Since it causes the body to stop producing insulin almost completely or in some cases completely, it must be treated with insulin injections. How much insulin you need depends on your age, weight, exercise level, and how difficult your blood sugar is to control.

Besides insulin injections and possibly other medications, your treatment plan may include:

  • dietary changes with an emphasis on carbohydrate control
  • regular, daily exercise
  • weight control
  • proper foot care
  • glucose monitoring
  • regular doctor visits
  • periodic A1C testing
  • Ketone urine testing

Today, improved methods of diabetes control, new medications, and easier ways to take insulin enable most people who develop juvenile diabetes to live a long and healthy life. New treatments enable an active lifestyle.

Juvenile diabetes is a chronic illness that you must think about every day. Managing it will be easier if you keep a positive attitude, follow your treatment plan, keep good records and stay connected to your health care team. When you find ways to take an active role in managing your diabetes you will control the disease instead of it controlling you.


One of the most irritating aspects of any injury is the accompanying inflammation and swelling that occurs. From a sprained and swollen ankle to a painful bump on the arm after an insect bite, inflamed tissue is one of the most common occurrences in any injury. Although everyone experiences inflammation at one point or another, few people really understand what is going on with their body when a certain part is swollen and tender, and why the pain can be so bad after such an injury.

In fact, the pain that comes along with an injury can be more agonizing than the injury itself. A simple twist or too much rounding of the back can cause the muscles to feel painful for days or weeks. The inflammation itself is a response to the tissue damage, whether it is from trauma related to pressure, temperature, or chemical reactions in the body. But one of the reactions that occur along with inflammation is an increased sensitization of the nerves and neurons in the area of the injury. The pain sensors also become more highly activated with tissue damage.

In the short term, though, inflammation is good for the body after tissue damage has occurred. The swelling and tenderness are signs of increased circulation and blood flow to the injured area. Without this increase in circulation, it could take much longer to heal from an injury, if full healing would be possible at all. Thus, the body’s inflammatory response right after tissue damage that lasts for days or weeks is an attempt to protect the body part that has sustained the damage.

All of the tissues of the body can become inflamed and swell up due to increased circulation. And all of the tissues of the body can heal. We all know that cuts and scrapes on the skin will heal after a period of bleeding and scabbing. Torn muscles and sprained tendons heal in a matter of weeks or months after the initial swelling. Even ligaments can heal, even though they may take much longer — months or even years in some instances. And everyone knows someone who has had a broken bone that has been splinted, set, and healed after being immobilized for some time.

Changes to the nervous system after an injury, however, may be longer lasting, even permanent. In some cases, the body may become more highly sensitive after sustaining damage, as the brain and nerves scan the injured area for more signs of danger, even long after the injury has healed. In some unfortunately circumstances, these changes to the nerves and brain may lead to chronic pain syndromes. This indicates that the nervous system is sending pain messages to certain tissues in an attempt to protect against future damage, regardless of whether or not the tissues are actually in danger.

Thus, inflammation is a natural response to injury and tissue damage, and without it, we would have a very difficult time recovering from hurting ourselves. Additional changes to the area that has been hurt include increased sensitization of the nerves in the area, as the brain tries to protect us against further harm. But when these changes become permanent and the nerves keep sending pain messages to already healed tissue, chronic pain can develop as a result of the increasingly sensitized nervous system.


Smoking seems to be a trend nowadays regardless of age, sex or who ever you are. Even kids as young as seven years old are starting to smoke. Indeed, smoking has become very famous, especially in this modern era. Despite its popularity and high demand, lies thousands of negativity. Lung cancer, brain cancer, asthma and paralysis, all of them are related to smoking. Still, people don’t seem to care about it. But there are a group of people who yearn to quit smoking. They try many times. Some succeed, others may not. Here’s a simple guide on the attitudes you need to have to quit smoking.

Before even trying to stop smoking, you must make a vow to yourself. It would be like a covenant that you will quit smoking. Only then, you will have a positive mindset to stop smoking. Many people fail because their mentality has not changed. They want to stop smoking but their goal is not there. In the end, they fail to stop smoking. Thus, if you really want to stop, make sure that you have that right state of mind or you will just be wasting your time and effort.

The next thing that is very important is to have a partner that does not smoke. The closer you are to that person, the better your chances to quit smoking, especially if you love that person. It could be you girlfriend, you boyfriend, you spouse or even your siblings. Encourage them to encourage you to quit smoking. With your effort plus your love for them, quitting smoking can be very simple indeed.

Having the ability to say NO is indeed very important. When someone offers you a smoke, would you have the strength to say no? Temptation is everywhere. When trying to quit smoking, there will be times where you will get the urge to smoke. You cannot quit smoking immediately, by try to say NO as many times as you can to that urge. With time, you will find that saying NO to smoking will be a whole lot easy especially when you a serious about it.
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Quitting smoking can sometimes make you tired. Giving up is always an option when trying to quit something. But then, you have control of what you think. With a positive mindset, you won’t give up that easily. In fact, if you have the strength and courage to move on without smoking, you surely won’t give up. Some people quit smoking for a while, and in a blink of an eye, they start smoking again. You must always be able to withstand the temptation.

To stop smoking is actually very easy. It’s all about a mind game. You have control over it, but sometimes we let things get the other way round. Instead, say NO to smoking. For those who are not smokers, be aware and always reject smoking.


If you have been suffering from chronic halitosis for a significant amount of time, be it months or years, you already know how frustrating and humiliating it can be. Feeling totally powerless and hopeless most of the time, not having the slightest clue how to find a halitosis cure that will last. Perhaps one of the hardest consequences is the impact that bad breath can have on your social and love life; this on its own can make your life pretty miserable.

I spent many years trying to figure out how to cure halitosis, and it was not until after twelve years of suffering from the condition that I managed to get rid of it – this time permanently. When I look back now, it seems so obvious that I was doing all the wrong things, that I was looking at the bad breath problem from the wrong angle… But in fact, when I think about it, the way I was dealing with it can be completely justified by what I had subconsciously learned from tv commercials and popular wisdom.

Halitosis is usually seen as a condition or disease which needs to be cured or dealt with, something that we need to fight or combat. In short, halitosis is seen as something that needs to be eliminated. In my opinion, wanting to find a direct halitosis cure is a completely natural reaction. Unfortunately, this approach is quite likely going to lead you nowhere and you will just keep going round in circles once and again!

Looking at the problem this way will inevitably prompt you to look for products that will enable you to do just that; eliminate bad breath, make it vanish! Usually these products will be mouthwashes, mouth sprays or gels. You will keep looking for that special something that – once applied, sprayed or gargled – will make all those nasty odours disappear.

However, it turns out that halitosis is in fact a consequence, a side effect if you like, or a symptom of other underlying conditions or diseases. Chronic halitosis should not be seen as a stand-alone disease that needs direct treatment. In fact, if halitosis is indeed just a symptom, treating halitosis directly – trying to find that elusive wonder halitosis cure – inevitably implies we are just attempting to eliminate a symptom. And this is the is key!! Treating a symptom is not exactly the same as treating the root of the problem, is it?!

Therefore, a completely different approach is needed. One that will lead us to identifying the underlying causes: the contributing factors that have got halitosis as a side effect or symptom. Remember, halitosis is a consequence, a sign that something else is not quite right! This may sound so silly or obvious, but if you think about it for a minute, you will see how important it is to really understand this fact.

Finding a durable halitosis cure does indeed involve a bit more work than just gargling a bit of mouthwash a few times a day. So it is up to you whether you want to really get to the bottom of the problem or you want to continue just covering up your bad breath forever.


ADHD is a condition that is characterized by three primary symptoms inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity, along with a myriad of co-existing conditions such as anxiety and depression, along with a long list of secondary symptoms such as low self esteem and boredom.

But what would it look like if a new business decided they wanted to set a new ground breaking standard by hiring only those with one of the three primary types of ADHD? For those of you not in the know that would be either the predominately inattentive type, the impulsive hyperactive type, or the combined type, which of course is a smorgasbord of different combination’s of symptoms.

In this article we will taking a sneak peek into what most assuredly will be the next big trend in hiring and examine how this environment in which failure would be predicated could possibly succeed and even prosper.

But first we have to come up with a name. Okay, I see you attention deficit disorder riddled person who forget to take your medication today has an idea. That’s right, you in the back sitting quietly who locked your keys in your car early, forgot to fill out your job application, and left your pocket organizer at home. You say, “Getting to Know ADHD Better”. That’s sounds pretty catchy, so we will go with that.

Learning more about “Getting to Know ADHD Better”

Getting to know ADHD is a company specializing in advertising for ADHD medications of all kinds. They have already landed a couple of big contracts from the major pharmaceutical companies. After all who knows more about ADHD that a company full of people with attention deficit disorder. Some of the employees tell me their adds are going to be running on television, radio, and they can’t remember where else but it is BIG.

Some of the employees take prescription meds such as Ritalin and Adderall, others stick with behavioral therapy, and then you have those natural health nuts who wouldn’t be caught dead without their homeopathic remedies. Of course the health nuts are quick to tell you that a recent study has homeopathy producing a 70 percent success rate with no side effects.

There are even those who love the idea of be totally riddled with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder so much that they don’t take any medications at all but do use a form of diet modification, by reducing sugars and simple carbohydrates.

Ron the head ADHD mental health head at the company has picked a location that has six foot thick walls, after all he can’t have his talented group of employees being distracted by a car driving or an inadvertent horn blowing. He does worry about the civil defense warning siren going off and nobody knowing the tornado is coming, but his inattention has been kind of bad lately and he continually loses focus when looking for solutions.

But while quite and secure Ron knows that ADHD individuals will not be able to stay motivated unless they love what they are doing so he has equipped each work cubicle with a video game console only to be played by the person who comes up with the best ADHD advertising idea every hour.

As the company swings into action this talented group quickly rises to the top because of their knack for creativity, fearlessness when it comes to taking risks, and their endless energy. Some even think that “Getting to Know ADHD Better” should contact that company with that catchy energetic bunny that never stops drumming about advertising, but Ron insists on going with what the they know the best, and that is inattentive ADHD.


Some Foods Are Cholesterol On A Plate

For those of us who love to eat red meat, full fat dairy products, fried foods and other dishes that are high in saturated fats are at risk of raising our bad (HDL) cholesterol. This could be threatening our long term health because of the amount of bad cholesterol that is being taken into the body.

High Cholesterol. A Modern Day Problem?

Raised levels of cholesterol in the body are happening more often now than at any time in the past. This is because of the types of foods offered now in grocery stores, supermarkets and in restaurants. We need to start making wise and healthier diet choices.

So What Is The Best Cholesterol Lowering Food?

Q. Is there one food product that can be called the best to lower cholesterol? A. yes and no. Some foods and supplements can lower raised cholesterol such as olive oil, porridge oats, deep water fish, but a well balanced diet should include foods from all of the food groups.

Watch Out For Full Fat Dairy

Example. Instead of using full fat milk with our cornflakes it is best to use low fat milk instead. It tastes much the same, but is far healthier than the regular full cream (full fat) brand bought in the supermarket.

But, I Love My Steaks

Instead of eating steak when having a cook out or picnic, try changing to leaner meats instead. They don’t have so much saturated fat and by adding some herbs,they not only taste great, but the herbs help to boost the body’s metabolism. Which can help to remove bad cholesterol out of the body.

Foods With Omega 3’s

From a cholesterol point of view, some of the healthiest foods to eat for lunch or a main meal is food that comes from the sea. Fish, shellfish, tuna, crab, lobster, mackerel etc. which are known to contain Omega 3’s, which are a good help in lowering the levels of bad (HDL) cholesterol. Not only can these types of foods help to lower bad cholesterol, the bonus is, they will not increase cholesterol levels either.

I’m Hungry And Too Busy To Eat Healthy!

Eating a sugary chocolate bar or a piece of cake doesn’t seem so bad but they are high in saturated fat. Which is not good if you are trying to keep an eye on your cholesterol. If you are hungry and need to snack on something, drop the sugary snacks and cakes. Try snacking on fruits or nuts instead. They are rich in fibre and have vitamins and minerals that we all need.

There Is A Better Way To Eat That Burger

For your main meal try to avoid the meats known to be high in saturated fat and always include a good choice of vegetables with this meal as well. If you really must have those big burgers, ask for no dressing and lots of salad. This may not be healthy, but it’s healthier.

Don’t Fry That Chicken

For a change try chicken,but not fried chicken. Grill, barbecue, or broil it instead and make sure the skin has been removed. You may not have thought of this, chicken is really moist and tasty when it is steamed which is the healthiest way of cooking it.

Bad Habits Can Kill You

Sometimes our diet and the way we cook our food is just a habit, sadly for many of us our habits are killing us. Become more adventurous with your cooking. Go on-line and look for new recipes or instead of watching the same old re-runs on TV, watch a cooking show or two. You will soon learn new habits, enjoy your food more and maybe, just maybe, you become healthier and live longer.

Do It Now

You know, it’s never too late to make some lifestyle changes and live a longer, happier and healthier life.


Stamina Inversion Tables are inversion tables which are designed to look like cozy chairs. This type of conversion table is complete with padding and handle bar aides that help the user turn the table to an inverted position to treat back pains. The inversion table can be used as a treatment for people who have muscle aches and stiff backs due to bad posture and stress. Muscle sore and stiff back can be experienced by people who remain sitting down for a long time in the workplace. This can also be experienced by those who carry heavy objects or those stuck in a traffic for a long time. Among the results of bad posture are neck spasms, back pain, headaches, shoulder aches and tension.

The equipment are used to treat pains on the shoulders, neck and back and to help a person regain balance. The “table” can be inverted upside down and recline back in comfortable positions that will help extend the backbone, as well as relax the back area. It is recommended by hospitals and medical professionals as safe and efficient machine to be used in alleviating the pressure on bulging discs, nerve endings and ligaments. With only after ten seconds on the machine, the patient will start to feel better and the soreness in the muscles will decrease. The inversion table can be inverted from different angles- from twenty five degrees to a complete 180 turn. The machine can be used daily for a couple of minutes to lessen muscle tension.

Stamina inversion tables have handlebars for easier inversion. Thus, returning back to the original position is also easy. The legs and heels are secured safe in place with a comfortable strap. Height can also be adjusted to fit the size of the patient. As compared to the Alexander technique, inversion tables are better in alleviating stress and fixing posture. The Alexander technique is performed with the patient sitting in an upright position. This helps a person to use the right amount of activity required for a specific effort. With this, the person is said to gain enough energy to last through all the workloads of the day. The technique also improves posture a mode flexible and coordinated movement. This can be used while lying in bed, walking, sitting, standing or lifting.

The nordictrack is an exercise machine that can incline to a certain height for an optimum effect while walking, running or jogging on the machine. This is used to tone abs and legs and lose fat in many regions in the body. After a hard work out in a nordictrack machine, the inversion table can be used to relax the muscles.


With so many mattress companies claiming to have the best mattress for back pain, it is difficult to find the real deal. To know that numerous companies tend to give false reports and false hopes to consumers is also not helpful. As a consumer, you should become more vigilant in identifying the right mattress that can alleviate back pain problems.

In order to find the best mattress for back pain, you should check out the following ideas:

1. Get unbiased opinion

You should not ask for advice from sales representatives. Before buying, you should do your own research and seek for advice from people who have the same back issues as you. Reading reviews help a lot. Consumers who have tried the mattress can give their honest opinion about the comfort level of the mattress. They can also give advice on how to maintain the bed and avoid sags and depressions.

You can also ask a medical practitioner that specializes in treating orthopaedic problems. Some orthopaedic organizations have their own mattress recommendations. Ask the best comfort level that can alleviate back aches and pains.

2. Take advantage of comfort trials

Comfort should be at the top of your priority. But it is difficult to find a comfortable mattress just by trying the bed in the store for a few minutes. This does not always work in helping you find an ideal one.

A good solution to that is to find a store that can offer 30-60 days of comfort trial. You can test the mattress for a few weeks before completely sealing the deal. You can return the mattress before the trial period ends.

There are also some stores or manufacturers that makes mattresses with layers of foams. After the trial period, you can remove the topmost foam and have it exchanged for something a lot more comfortable. This is a better way of tweaking the comfort of the mattress.

3. Look for mattresses with scientific technologies that can determine the comfort level your back needs

Today, you can find numerous scientific sleep technologies that can correctly determine the right comfort level needed by your back. One example is the Sleep Number technology by Comfortaire. You can identify your sleep number through a series of questions. Once you have computed your correct sleep number, you can inflate the air bed to the right number. Sleep number technology accurately depicts the right comfort level your body needs.



Are you struggling with some memory lapses nowadays? Have you been forgetting a lot of things lately? Your brain must be having an all-time low then. Have you been feeding it well? Or better yet, what have you been feeding your brain?

Your brain needs energy, an enormous amount of energy. The brain is the biggest energy hog in the body. You have to remember that the brain controls all the functions in the body. It is the one that sends signals to each part of the body on how to move. Therefore, it needs all the energy it can get to be able to function well.

But there really are times when that our brain needs a boost for it to work well. Here are some foods that can help with the brain function and enhance it power when it comes to memorization and remembering.

Of course, what can top the list but coffee? Coffee is rich in anti-oxidants and can give you a boost when you need it. This is because of the caffeine content of the coffee. A cup of coffee will give your short-term memory a fix. It can help improve attention and problem-solving skills. A cup of coffee is enough to get this momentary high. Do not overdo it though, as caffeine can tamper with your sleeping schedule.

For a long-term memory enhancement, eating blueberries is the best way to do it. Blueberries are rich in antioxidants that protect the brain from free-radical damage. The antioxidants can cut the risk of you having Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. Have blueberries everyday and make it part of your diet. They are known to improve cognitive processing or thinking. If you can find wild blueberries then that is much better than the ordinary blueberries as these have more brain-boosting antioxidants than the latter. But if you cannot find any fresh blueberries available, frozen ones will serve as substitute. The frozen ones have kept all the vitamins and minerals intact and are much more nutritious than the available ones that did not ripen in season.

Salmons and mackerels are rich in omega-3 fatty acids. These fats are the primary blocks of the tissues in the brain and will boost one’s thinking powers. These fats can only be found in fatty fishes so if you cannot find salmon or mackerel, any fatty fish will do. But remember that not all fats are equal so do not make the mistake of eating high-fat foods. Some high-fat foods contain saturated fats which are not good for the body and can clog up the blood vessels. So instead of getting the nutrients you need, you will never get them at all.

And for an improved concentration, drink peppermint tea. The scent can help you focus and keeps your mind alert. Studies show that peppermint makes people more alert and less anxious.

But nothing can beat a good night’s rest. Your brain needs to rest, too. If the brain is constantly tired, it will not function effectively and efficiently. A well-rested brain is the best brain there could ever be.