Dizziness And Headaches May Be Signs Of Bullying

Posted by admin On November - 7 - 2013

A variety of symptoms that may seem mysterious or vague could signal that a child is being bullied and having trouble coping.

The research found in the review of studies from 15 countries that complaints of…

Dizziness And Headaches May Be Signs Of Bullying

Airport Noise May Cause Heart Attacks And Strokes

Posted by admin On October - 21 - 2013

A new study has found that the risk of fatal strokes and heart attacks can get increased for those living near an airport due to noise from planes.

The researchers compared data…

Airport Noise May Cause Heart Attacks And Strokes

Depressed People Benefit From Exercise

Posted by admin On September - 20 - 2013

According to an updated systematic review published in The Cochrane Library, exercise could be of great help to people suffering from depression. Authors of the review found evidence suggesting that symptoms of depression

Depressed People Benefit From Exercise

Kids’ Lower Academic Performance Tied With Poor Sleep

Posted by admin On August - 29 - 2013

A new study has suggested that children having sleeping tend to do worse in school than their peers who get a good sleep in night.

Brazilian researchers looked at looked…

Kids’ Lower Academic Performance Tied With Poor Sleep

Common Medications With Caffeine May Cause Stroke

Posted by admin On July - 25 - 2013

According to a new Korean study, taking medications containing caffeine was tied to a doubled or even tripled risk of having a stroke. The findings of this study may seem to contradict recent evidence suggesting…

Common Medications With Caffeine May Cause Stroke

Role Of Advisory Councils In Youth Development Plan Cited By NYC

Posted by admin On December - 5 - 2012

An official of the National Youth Commission (NYC) underscored the role of the Regional Youth Advisory Councils in the different regions of the country in the achievement of the goals of the Philippine Youth

Role Of Advisory Councils In Youth Development Plan Cited By NYC

Benefits Of Psychic Reading

Posted by admin On August - 8 - 2012

If you have always believed that destiny is against you or if you want to get a sneak into the future, psychic reading or advice of a psychic expert or psychic reader can help you find the keys to the…

Benefits Of Psychic Reading

Youth learning and development quotations

Posted by admin On June - 21 - 2012

Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning. – Bill Gates

Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable. – Coco Chanel

The competitor to be feared

Youth learning and development quotations

Pregnancy Success Rates Boosted By Acupuncture

Posted by admin On February - 17 - 2012

Acupuncture, an ancient therapy from China, may help improve fertility in both men and women, according to medical experts.

Pregnancy Success Rates Boosted By Acupuncture

Living Together A Better Option Than Marriage

Posted by admin On January - 31 - 2012

A new study has disclosed that marriage offers few well-being advantages compared to living together. It was found by the study that marriage benefits diminish over time, while unmarried couples who live together experience greater happiness and self-esteem.

Living Together A Better Option Than Marriage

L’Wren Scott Found Dead In New York

Posted by admin On March - 24 - 2014ADD COMMENTS

According to police, Fashion designer L’Wren Scott, the girlfriend of Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger, was found dead in her Manhattan apartment.

L'Wren Scott Found Dead In New York

Scott’s dresses were favorites among Hollywood’s A-list stars such as Nicole Kidman, Amy Adams, and Penelope Cruz. The former model was found hanging from a scarf. “We are investigating it as a suicide,” said New York police Detective Kelly Ort.

The 70-year-old Jagger said through a spokesperson that he was “completely shocked and devastated.” Meanwhile, the family of L’Wren Scott issued a statement asking for privacy.

Nicole Kidman, a friend of Scott for 25 years, was “heartbroken and in shock right now and unable to say anything,” her spokeswoman said.

“Devastated to have lost my friend,” tweeted rocker Bryan Adams, who has photographed Scott. “Rest in peace my dear I’m gonna miss you. Condolences to all that were close to her.”

Over the last decade, Scott became one of New York’s most famous designers and was best known for portraying a sensibility that catered to women’s desire to feel powerful and sleek.

“She pushed aside interest in what was happening in fashion trends and on the runways, and designed for women, to give them confidence with their bodies in looks that were so beautiful,” said Eric Wilson, the fashion news director at InStyle magazine.

“Given the timing, that individual will probably be examined tomorrow and if everything is straightforward, the cause and manner of death would be available by tomorrow,” Julie Bolcer, of the city’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, said. Police said foul play was not suspected.

World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) president Craig Reedie has remarked that drug testing at the World Cup in Brazil in June will not be affected by the absence of an accredited doping laboratory.

Samples collected at the FIFA World Cup will be flown across the Atlantic to Switzerland, which have already raised doubts in the minds of some experts that positive tests from players will be discovered before their next matches.

World Cup Doping Lab Absence Won't Affect Testing

“The rather disappointing situation is the new laboratory which is to be ready for the Olympic Games in 2016 I’m afraid will not be ready for the World Cup,” said Reedie. “That makes the job of (soccer’s ruling body) FIFA that little bit more complicated and I understand they’re going to take the samples to the Lausanne laboratory which is one of the really good ones,” he added.

In August, the World Anti-Doping Agency said the Rio de Janeiro laboratory did not meet the International Standard for Laboratories (ISL).

Reedie quashed doubts that samples would not be tested in time in Brazil. “FIFA can do it because in football there’s about a four or five-day gap between matches so the turnover of samples in Lausanne can be done quickly enough so that the process…will actually work,” he added.

FIFA said in a statement: “For next year’s World Cup, FIFA and Wada will ensure the best possible analysis of urine and blood samples and the proper implementation of the new strategy in the fight against doping by means of the steroid module of the athlete biological passport.

“FIFA is now taking the necessary logistical steps for the shipment of samples overseas.”

Using vitamins or supplements to treat “adrenal fatigue” may do more harm than good, according to Todd Nippoldt, M.D., a Mayo Clinic expert in hormone disorders affecting the adrenal glands.

Adrenal Fatigue Treatment With Dietary Supplement May Be Harmful

“Adrenal fatigue is a term that was invented outside the mainstream medical community to explain a collection of nonspecific symptoms, such as fatigue, body aches, sleep disturbances and digestive problems,” says Dr. Nippoldt. In the March 2010 issue of Mayo Clinic Women’s HealthSource, Nippoldt explained that the attention focused on adrenal fatigue is worrying.

Adrenal supplements that can be found in stores and on the internet may suppress the amount of hormones produced by the adrenal glands. These hormones are critical to assist the body in converting food into energy, responding to stress, and maintaining the body’s balance of sodium, potassium, and water to keep blood pressure normal.

“By seeking unproven tests or treatments for adrenal fatigue, you could delay the diagnosis of a real, treatable condition or take something that would impair the adrenal glands,” says Dr. Nippoldt. “A doctor can also look for other problems that could be the underlying cause of fatigue or muscle aching, such as depression, fibromyalgia and obstructive sleep apnea,” he advises. Dr. Nippoldt added patients dealing with extreme fatigue or who suspect an adrenal problem should seek care from an internist or primary care physician.

According to findings published by the American Psychological Association, teenage boys who believe they are too skinny when they are actually are at increased risk of being depressed as teenagers and as adults when compared to other boys.

teen boys at depression risk for fear of being too skinny

Teenage boys who inaccurately see themselves as obese are also more likely to be depressed than boys thinking that they are of average weight, but their risk is not as significant as the boys who believe that they are very underweight, according to a study published online in the APA journal Psychology of Men & Masculinity.

According to another study published in the same journal, teen boys who believe they are underweight and reported being the victim of bullying are also more likely to make use of anabolic steroids and feel depressed than other boys their age.

“These studies highlight the often underreported issue of distorted body image among adolescent boys,” said Aaron Blashill, PhD, staff psychologist at Massachusetts General Hospital and faculty member at Harvard Medical School, who led both studies. “Teenage girls tend to internalize and strive for a thin appearance, whereas teenage boys tend to emphasize a more muscular body type. We found that some of these boys who feel they are unable to achieve that often unattainable image are suffering and may be taking drastic measures.”

Clinicians working with depressed teenage boys, especially those who believe they are underweight and/or bullied based on their appearance, should be mindful of the possibility of using steroids, Blashill suggested.

“Unfortunately, there is little evidence-based research on effective therapies for steroid use among adolescent boys,” he said. “However, cognitive-behavioral therapy has proven to be effective for body image concerns and could be helpful for boys considering using or already using steroids.”

UC Davis researchers have found that high levels of “good” cholesterol and low levels of “bad” cholesterol are correlated with lower levels of the amyloid plaque deposition in the brain that is a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease. This relation mirrors the relationship between good and bad cholesterol in cardiovascular disease.

Alzheimer's disease

“Our study shows that both higher levels of HDL — good — and lower levels of LDL — bad — cholesterol in the bloodstream are associated with lower levels of amyloid plaque deposits in the brain,” said Bruce Reed, lead study author and associate director of the UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center.

“Unhealthy patterns of cholesterol could be directly causing the higher levels of amyloid known to contribute to Alzheimer’s, in the same way that such patterns promote heart disease,” he said.

The study, “Associations Between Serum Cholesterol Levels and Cerebral Amyloidosis,” is published online in JAMA Neurology.

“If you have an LDL above 100 or an HDL that is less than 40, even if you’re taking a statin drug, you want to make sure that you are getting those numbers into alignment,” Charles DeCarli, director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Center and an author of the study said. “You have to get the HDL up and the LDL down.”

“This study provides a reason to certainly continue cholesterol treatment in people who are developing memory loss regardless of concerns regarding their cardiovascular health,” said Reed, a professor in the UC Davis Department of Neurology.

“It also suggests a method of lowering amyloid levels in people who are middle aged, when such build-up is just starting,” he said. “If modifying cholesterol levels in the brain early in life turns out to reduce amyloid deposits late in life, we could potentially make a significant difference in reducing the prevalence of Alzheimer’s, a goal of an enormous amount of research and drug development effort.”

Eating a high-fat diet beginning at puberty speeds up breast cancer development and can actually increase the risk of cancer similar to a type often found in younger adult women, according to a new research.

Breast Cancer Development Fueled By High-Fat Diet During Puberty

The research comes from the Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Program at Michigan State University and is published in the current online issue of Breast Cancer Research.

The findings, utilizing a preclinical model, indicate that there are changes in the breast that include increased cell growth and alterations in immune cells before any tumor appear. These changes persist into adulthood and may result in the rapid development of precancerous lesions and ultimately breast cancer.

“This is very significant because even though the cancers arise from random mutations, the gene signature indicating a basal-like breast cancer shows the overarching and potent influence this type of diet has in the breast,” said Sandra Haslam, physiology professor in MSU’s College of Human Medicine and one of the lead investigators of the project.

“Cancers of this type are more aggressive in nature and typically occur in younger women. This highlights the significance of our work toward efforts against the disease.”

The research is funded by a five-year, $2.3 million federal grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the National Cancer Institute.

“It’s important to note that since our experimental model did not involve any weight gain from the high-fat diet, these findings are relevant to a much broader segment of the population than just those who are overweight,” said Schwartz. “This shows the culprit is the fat itself rather than weight gain.”

“Overall, our current research indicates that avoiding excessive dietary fat of this type may help lower one’s risk of breast cancer down the road,” Schwartz said. “And since there isn’t any evidence suggesting that avoiding this type of diet is harmful, it just makes sense to do it.”

According to a study involving children between the ages of 8 and 11 as published in PLOS ONE, breaks in sedentary time are associated with reduced global health risks among children.

Regular Breaks From Sedentary Behavior Make Children Healthier

Children in Canada spend more than half their waking hours watching television, playing video games, or just sitting around.

“We already know that sitting too much is bad for kids,” says Travis Saunders, a researcher at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Research Institute. “But now, for the first time, we have evidence that simply getting up more frequently is associated with better health in this age group.”

Researchers evaluated risk factors for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease in children with a family history of obesity. They also analyzed data taken from an existing QUALITY cohort study that included over 500 children living in Quebec. The involved researchers measured global health risk indicators, including waist circumference, body mass index, fasting insulin, fasting glucose, triglycerides, HDL-cholesterol, and C-reactive proteins.

“Increased screen time poses a persistent health risk for kids as a rule,” continued Saunders. “But what’s also interesting in this study is that video-gaming was associated with higher risk scores for boys whereas television viewing was linked to higher risk scores for girls.”

It was suggested by the study that regular interruptions in children’s sedentary time can have a positive impact on their health.

According to a study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal), adolescents who sleep poorly may be at risk of cardiovascular disease in later life.

Lack Of Sleep Associated With Higher Risk Of Heart Diseases

“We found an association between sleep disturbance and cardiovascular risk in adolescents, as determined by high cholesterol levels, increased BMI [body mass index] and hypertension,” writes lead author Dr. Indra Narang, respirologist and director of sleep medicine at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), Toronto, Ontario, with coauthors. “These findings are important, given that sleep disturbance is highly prevalent in adolescence and that cardiovascular disease risk factors track from childhood into adulthood.”

The study involved 4104 adolescents in the Healthy Heart Schools’ Program in the Niagara region of Ontario. A community partnership between Heart Niagara Inc. and researchers from SickKids examined the association between poor sleep and indicators of cardiovascular disease risk such as high cholesterol levels, high blood pressure, high BMI and poor diet. It was revealed that students who consumed more fried foods, soft drinks, sweets and caffeinated drinks exercised less and had more screen time had higher sleep disturbance scores.

“In addition to these health risks, previous studies have shown that poor sleep also negatively impacts school performance. Parents should monitor caffeine intake, bedtimes and bedrooms overloaded with media,” says Dr. Brian McCrindle, senior author and cardiologist at SickKids.

These new findings suggest that sleep disturbance in adolescents may significantly impact their cardiovascular risk in adulthood. It also suggested that efforts for improving sleep habits early in life could be important for the prevention of cardiovascular disease.

Is Selena Gomez Heartbroken?

Posted by admin On November - 12 - 2013ADD COMMENTS

Selena Gomez, the former Disney darling, is said to be heartbroken with the recent behavior of ex boyfriend Justin Bieber but seems to be glad she hasn’t been sucked into all the drama.

The 21-year-old singer is extremely busy this year releasing her debut solo album ‘Stars Dance‘ and is finding it hard to ignore the latest partying antics of it hard to ignore the latest partying antics of Bieber.

The pop sensation reckons Justin Bieber wouldn’t be like this if the two were still in a relationship. Selena Gomez recently said in an interview that she doesn’t have time for dating with her busy schedule. She also revealed that she wants to date older and wiser men. ”I’m 21, so I would like somebody that maybe would be like 25, 26 — that would be nice,” she says.

Selena Gomez Crying- Love Will Remember Full Song

“You fall in love and it completely consumes you,” she said. “So a part of you is broken when that’s gone. And part of you wants to have that rebellious feeling where you’re just like, forget it — I can do anything I want. I’ve tried it, and I’ve never been that girl. I’m always going to be the girl you want to take home to your parents, not for the night.”

“My attention span is all over the place, and I over-think things. I’m an insomniac,” Selena continued. “Dancing allows me to go away and not have to think of what I’m doing next. That is the opportunity for me to really escape. I like to say I have a good sense of judgment, but I know that not everybody does. The older I’ve gotten, the more I’ve learned that I have to open myself up to all opportunities. Maybe I’ll get burned and not meet the right people, but I won’t know until I do it.”

When asked her what dating on the road is like, Selena Gomez remarked, “I think it works different for female artists or at least it does for me because I actually don’t do any of that.” ”Don’t get me wrong, if a guy has the courage to ask me out, maybe I would. But I’m old-fashioned. I like when guys come to me.”

Dizziness And Headaches May Be Signs Of Bullying

Posted by admin On November - 7 - 2013ADD COMMENTS

A variety of symptoms that may seem mysterious or vague could signal that a child is being bullied and having trouble coping.

The research found in the review of studies from 15 countries that complaints of headache, backache, abdominal pain, skin problems, sleeping problems, bed-wetting or dizziness were more than twice as common among kids who were victims of bullying.

Dizziness And Headaches May Be Signs Of Bullying

The results of the study suggest that pediatricians and parents should be on the lookout for signs that a child is being victimized. It’s important to recognize that the link remained over time, since that “speaks to the long term consequences of bullying,” said Gianluca Gini, of the Developmental and Social Psychology department at the University of Padua in Italy, who led the study.

“The most serious consequence of bullying is suicide, but these health problems can negatively impact the quality of life of many children for several years,” Gini said.

“A possible explanation might deal with the fact that a school or classroom environment with a higher proportion of male students is a context in which bullying behavior is more likely to happen, and where supportive and helping behaviors in favor of the bullied pupils are less frequent,” Gini said.

“This is not surprising at all, but it is a very well done study,” said Dr. Stephen Leff, co-director of the Violence Prevention Initiative at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

“These studies may have defined bullying in a more physical way, instead of a social way,” he said. Researchers once thought that boys were more aggressive than girls, but have recently found that aggression among girls manifests more as gossiping and “leaving-out” than physical violence, Leff said.

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