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Diet and exercise can help heart patients

Posted by Kelley Halter On October - 29 - 2010

Diet and exercise can help heart patientsAn intervention delivered in a primary care setting aimed at getting patients at risk for heart disease to increase their physical activity and improve their diet has the ability to improve quality of life besides being a highly cost-effective option when compared to standard care, as per a new study.

Authors of the study said extensive and intensive lifestyle intervention programs delay the onset of diabetes mellitus besides minimizing cardiovascular risk by increasing physical activity, reducing overweight and making changes in dietary habits.

From Timesofindia.indiatimes.com:

Researchers assessed the effect on quality of life and the cost-effectiveness of a three-year lifestyle intervention program among 151 men and women at moderate to high risk of cardiovascular disease visiting a primary care center in northern Sweden.

After six patients withdrew, 71 were randomly assigned to the intervention, which included progressive exercise training three times a week, diet counseling and regular group meetings. After an initial three-month intervention period, participants were invited to attend group meetings at regular intervals and encouraged to maintain at least 30 minutes per day of physical activity. The control group (74 individuals) was given verbal and written information about exercise and diet at one group meeting.

Differences between the two groups, intervention group and control group, over the three-year period were observed on most of the quality-of-life measurements taken.

The average number of visits to the family physician decreased by 0.28 per six months among individuals in the intervention group, whereas individuals in the control group made an average of 0.10 more visits per six months. This resulted in a savings of 384 dollars for health care use and a net savings of 47 dollars per intervention participant.

The report appears in the September 13 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

Young adults binge drink more than ever

Posted by Kelley Halter On October - 20 - 2010

Young adults binge drink more than ever

According to government researchers in the United States, one in four high school students and adults ages 18 to 34 engaged in binge drinking in the past month, putting themselves and those around them at risk.

The researchers said that among high school students who drink, 60 percent say they binge drink, and these statements were used to define as four or more drinks for women and five or more drinks for men over the span of a few hours.

From in.news.yahoo.com:

Men in the study were more than twice as likely as women to binge drink, with 21 percent of men reporting binge drinking, compared with 10 percent of women.

And binge drinking was more common among whites than blacks, with 16 percent of whites reporting binge drinking compared with 10 percent of blacks.

Binge drinking increases many health risks, including fatal car crashes, contracting a sexually transmitted disease, dating violence and drug overdoses,” CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden said in a statement.

While most binge drinkers are not alcoholics, they often take chances with alcohol without realizing the risks to their health or the danger they pose to others, said Dr. Robert Brewer, alcohol program leader at CDC and one of the authors of the report, one of the CDC’s new monthly Vital Signs reports that highlight recent health statistics.

The team studied data on self-reported binge drinking within the prior month among about 412,000 U.S. adults aged 18 and older from a 2009 behavioural risk survey, and from among 16,000 U.S. students ages 14-18 from a youth behaviour risk survey.

“Alarmingly, almost one in three adults and two in three high school students who drink alcohol also binge drink, which usually leads to intoxication,” Brewer said in a statement.

Dr. Robert Brewer, alcohol program leader at CDC and one of the authors of the report, said states and communities need to consider further strategies for creating an environment that discourages binge drinking.

Google- The Aspirational Leader for Job Seekers

Posted by Kelley Halter On October - 15 - 2010

Google- The Aspirational Leader for Job Seekers

Google now becomes the most aspired company the youth are trying for jobs. On the hand, TCS in India becomes the “best employer company”. Google has come up with recent HR policies and environment culture which attracts job seekers to be part of it.

From timesofindia.indiatimes.com:

Global search giant Google has been voted as the “dream company” by Indian software professionals, while TCS emerged as the Best Employer in the latest annual IT Best Employer Survey conducted by Dataquest-IDC India. One in eight professionals has put Google at the top of the aspirational league, ahead of other global software giants like Oracle, Accenture, Microsoft and IBM.

Also a positive change in work- life balance and flexible working hours have given a number of employers a point of ease in their work with accuracy. The chance of growth and career development has upgraded the recruitment as well as development process of the companies after the recession.

Kate Winslet to marry new boyfriend

Posted by Kelley Halter On October - 12 - 2010

Kate Winslet to marry new boyfriend

Kate Winslet, the Hollywood actress who won hearts of all with the movie, “Titanic“, is all set to marry her new boyfriend Louis Dowler.

A source was quotes as saying that Kate has been happier than ever in the company of Dowler and the time is not far when both of the two will enter the wedlock.

From in.news.yahoo.com:

‘As far as Kate is concerned, they could go all the way together – get married, have kids. She’s the happiest we’ve ever seen her. He really brings out a wonderful, carefree side to her that we haven’t seen for years,’ femalefirst.co.uk quoted a source as saying.

Kate separated from her filmmaker husband Sam Mendes early this year after almost seven years of marriage.

But Louis, who started dating the ‘Revolutionary Road’ star in July, has brought a smile back to the Oscar winner’s face and she has never been happier.

The source also added that it is good to see Kate happy again and she now looks sensational.

Tips on how to kiss

Posted by Kelley Halter On October - 7 - 2010

Fresh breath is important when you are about to kiss the person you like the most. It is also essential that you make the special one feel comfortable, soft, and gentle so that sensual and romantic feelings come easy or both of you. This free video on dating tips and relationship advice is one of the most well-defined mediums focused on tips on how to kiss.

Motivational Quotes for making the big difference

Posted by Kelley Halter On October - 4 - 2010

Motivational Quotes for making the big difference

Looking for inspiring quotes to make it real big in the world of today? Then you’ve surely arrived at the best place as Blog for Youth has always tried its level best to educate and inspire its visitors so that big dreams are achieved in easy ways.

There are children playing in the streets who could solve some of my top problems in physics, because they have modes of sensory perception that I lost long ago.  – J. Robert Oppenheimer

I am often accused of being childish.  I prefer to interpret that as child-like.  I still get wildly enthusiastic about little things.  I tend to exaggerate and fantasize and embellish.  I still listen to instinctual urges.  I play with leaves.  I skip down the street and run against the wind.  I never water my garden without soaking myself.  It has been after such times of joy that I have achieved my greatest creativity and produced my best work. – Leo F. Buscaglia, Bus 9 to Paradise

The elective system offered a bewildering freedom of choice, leaving some graduates with the impression that they had nibbled at dozens of canapés of knowledge and never had their fill.  – Ted Morgan

When childhood dies, its corpses are called adults and they enter society, one of the politer names of hell.  That is why we dread children, even if we love them, they show us the state of our decay.  – Brian Aldiss

The quality of a university is measured more by the kind of student it turns out than the kind it takes in.  – Robert J. Kibbee

Happy is he who still loves something he loved in the nursery:  He has not been broken in two by time; he is not two men, but one, and he has saved not only his soul but his life.  – G.K. Chesterton

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