Watch What You Eat For That High Blood Pressure

The website notes that even a small reduction in sodium in your dietcan reduce blood pressure by 2 to 8mm Hg. Saturated fat Fats, Karuhanga says, should be avoided by those with high blood pressureas these line blood vessels, making one susceptible to heart attacks and strokes if fat is lodged in the heart and brain respectively. We may want to adhere to this rule and we will throw away that chicken skin and avoid fatty meat but then we will go and cook our food or spread our breads with transfats! Transfats are liquid oils which are hydrogenated to turn to solid fat and according to http://www.about.com, saturated fats, especially transfats are bad for both the heart and blood vessels especially in instances where the heart is already under a lot of stress in the setting of high blood pressure. Examples of transfats on the market include margarine, Kimbo, Cowboy, Chipsy and shortening (which is an ingredient in some biscuits).
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Study: High blood pressure reading in kids linked to triple risk for adults

The findings suggest even occasional spikes in blood pressure at any age could signal problems later in life and should not be dismissed. After accounting for age, gender and weight, researchers found a direct link between high blood pressure readings during childhood and high blood pressure in adulthood: The rate of high blood pressure during adulthood was 8.6 percent among those who didn’t have high readings as children. The rate rose to 18 percent among those who had at least one high reading during childhood. The rate jumped to 35 percent among those who had two or more high readings during childhood. The findings suggest even occasional spikes in blood pressure at any age could signal problems later in life and should not be dismissed. In 1986, researchers began following 1,117 adolescent children who lived in Indianapolis. Blood pressure readings were taken by a school nurse or during a doctor’s office visit, and the children were followed for 27 years.
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Report Finds Environmental Chemicals A Pregnancy Risk

By Lauran Neergaard / Associated Press/ September 23, 2013 Buy reprints WASHINGTON From mercury to pesticides, Americans are exposed daily to environmental chemicals that could harm reproductive health, the nations largest groups of obstetricians and fertility specialists said Monday. The report urges doctors to push for stricter environmental policies to better identify and reduce exposure to chemicals that prove truly risky. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists already advises doctors conducting the first prenatal visit to ask mothers-to-be about their exposure to different chemicals. They are also supposed to teach women how to avoid some considered most worrisome during pregnancy.
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A healthy BMI during pregnancy leads to fewer complications: study

“Longer-term benefits of reducing maternal obesity will show improvements, not only in the health outcomes of mothers and their babies, but the workload and cost to current maternity services,” said study co-author Dr. Fiona Denison of Queens’s Medical Research Institute in Edinburgh. In the study, pregnant women were divided into five groups based on BMI. Compared to normal-weight (a BMI of 18.5 to 24.9) women, those in other weight categories — both underweight and overweight — had more complications and longer hospitalizations after birth. Severely obese women (a BMI higher than 35) had a three-fold increased risk of hypertension and gestational diabetes compared to normal women, the findings showed.
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Pregnancy Trend: Women Game for Pre-Conception Counselling

“We also see if any drug that the patient may be using needs to be changed,” Joshi said. ” Acne treatment, for instance, must be stopped three months before planning pregnancy even if it’s a local application and so should vitamin A applications”. The age factor But all said and done, doctors say that if a woman is below 30 years of age, the couple can take two years before seeking help, if the woman is 30 they should take a year, and if she is above 30, they should seek help after trying for six months because there is a “sharp decline in fertility between 35 to 37 years of age”. “We also advice couples on the best time for conception.
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Fight Hair Loss With These 6 Common Foods

Hair Loss? It May Be Iron Deficiency

Researches over the years reveal that high fat diets increase testosterone level, which is linked to hair loss. So, if you are eating red meat, pay extra caution to avoid hair loss. Walnuts Walnuts fall in the hair-friendly category as they are a storehouse of protein, omega-6 fatty acids, zinc, vitamin (B1, B6 and B9) and iron. All these nutrients reduce hair loss, but here is a word of caution: walnut has traces of selenium, a mineral that may cause hair loss in people who have either too much of it in the system or are selenium deficient. Moreover, overeating in the quest of quick hair growth will be costly, as it will make your hair thin. So, stock up some walnuts in your kitchen cabinet, but eat in moderation! Eggs Eggs are known to reduce hair fall considerably owing to the nutritional quotient.
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Bergfeld has found in decades of experience, is when she treats patients for iron deficiency –even in the absence of anemia — it can maximize their ability to regrow hair,” Trost tells WebMD. “It is not the silver bullet for baldness, but it can definitely help maximize how a patient regrows hair.” The Cleveland Clinic isn’t alone in doing this. George Cotsarelis, director of the University of Pennsylvania Hair and Scalp Clinic, has studied iron supplementation in women with various forms of hair loss. “From our clinic’s experience, it is clear to me that if you replenish hair-loss patients’ iron stores with iron supplements , they are more likely to regrow hair, or at least stop hair shedding,” Cotsarelis tells WebMD.
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The Color Of Money: The Aca And Mental Health Care

Survivors gather after the Washington Navy Yard shootings. Victims of such traumatic events are likely to need mental health care, which will be covered under the Affordable Care Act.

Think this issue doesn’t affect you? Well, take a look at these statistics from http://www.mentalhealh.gov : One in five adults has experienced a mental health issue. Half of all mental health disorders first show up before a person turns 14. Three-quarters of mental health disorders begin before 24. But less than 20 percent of children and adolescents with mental health problems receive the treatment they need. One in 20 Americans lived with a serious mental illness, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or major depression. We are reminded of the seriousness of mental illness when there’s an incident like the one at the Navy Yard.
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NRA chief Wayne La Pierre wants ‘broken’ mental health system fixed but rejects calls for more gun control legislation

They include what happened — or didn’t happen — in the military and veterans mental health care systems, particularly when the gunman allegedly sought help from the Veterans Health Administration. Was there effective engagement? The response of law enforcement should also be addressed. In theory, had the police both arrested and charged the gunman in past incidents involving a gun or disorderly conduct, he would have been put into the National Instant Criminal Background Check System database and prohibited from buying a gun, regardless of his mental health status. It is also possible that his case might have been handled by a mental health court, leading to supervision and treatment.
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How shootings stigmatize people living with mental illness

The FBI identified Aaron Alexis, a 34-year-old military contractor from Texas, as the perpetrator of the shooting rampage at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday, September 16. Authorities said at least 12 people -- and Alexis -- were killed in the shooting.

If theyre committed, theyre not at the naval yard. RELATED: NAVY YARD GUNMAN PASSED GUN CHECK DESPITE MENTAL PROBLEMS In the appearance on NBCs Meet the Press, LaPierre again deflected calls for more gun restrictions by blaming Alexis and the people who failed to stop him from entering a supposedly secure military installation. “The outrage ought to be placed on an unprotected naval base, on a criminal justice system … that doesn’t even enforce the federal gun laws when we could dramatically cut violence, on a mental health system that is completely broken, on a check system that is a complete joke in terms of stopping the bad guys. Lets do whatever we can, lets fix the broken system right now, he said.
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American Beauty

Welcome to our world,” says Miller. The one glaring difference between the communities, however, is their spending power; a 2012 Nielsen report on the State of Asian American Consumer puts their collective buying power at $718.4 billion, larger than any other ethnic consumer group in the US. The 3.2 million Indian Americans are second to the Chinese in this group, making up 19 per cent of the total. After her win, Davuluri said that the stars aligned to ensure her victory. It may seem otherwise to those who draw parallels with the growing dominance of the Indian American consumer.
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Into the Gloss, An Editorial Beauty Site, Raises $2M To Build Its Team

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The team currently comprises five people, and this infusion of cash will largely go toward making eight to ten hires across editorial, tech, and design, Weiss said. Although it may not be well known to most TechCrunch readers, Into The Gloss has been making waves in the fashion space for its sophisticated approach to beauty coverage that in many ways translates print aesthetics and taste into an effective online format. Unsurprising given that Weiss and Editorial Director Nick Axelrod came to the venture from Vogue and Elle, respectively. What began as three or four posts a week has become roughly three per day not exactly a high volume site, but Weiss has said before that quality over quantity has always been the aim. Unlike editorial sites that run on a bloggers news cycle, Into The Gloss focuses more on original, evergreen content that usually involves a photo shoot and an interview.
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Jennifer Aniston Reveals Shockingly Simple Beauty Secrets

Instead, she actually lets her hair air dry. It gives that nice, kind of plump, full, lush appearance, Kirby explained. Jennifer Aniston Touts Yogalosophy for Stunning Figure And to help style it, her routine is quite effortless as well. To get an everyday manageable curl, she will just put it in two braids and sleep on it that way, said Kirby. You get that kind of beachy, sexy wave. But believe it or not, the A-lister says she cant pull off red lipstick. Red is a great color, its universal, said style and beauty expert Gretta Monahan.
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Beauty Police: Dakota Fanning Looks Like She’s Reviving Her Twilight Role With Her Washed Out Skin And Makeup

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She should start by washing her face with an oil-absorbing cleanser like Philosophy Total Matteness Pore-Minimizing & Mattifying Cleanser Mask . Then she should hydrate with a lightweight moisturizer that provides a matte finish like KORRES Pomegranate Balancing Cream-Gel Moisturiser. Then, Ms. Fanning needs to use a good oil-controlling primer like Laura Mercier Oil-Free Primer followed by an application of a matte foundation like Maybelline DreamMatte Mousse . Once all of her makeup is applied, she should spray her face with Skindinavia No More Shine Makeup Finish , which will control oil and hold her makeup in place for several hours.
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The Great Beauty of this film is the images of Rome and Italy, not the story

The Great Beauty

Underlying the film is a feeling of lives distorted by the need for social success, government patronage and conformity to fashion. Is that you, Kim Kardashian? High fashion shoot sees expectant reality star smeared with jam and baring her bump in ‘precious moment of pregnancy’ Most people I know are smugger than I am about Britains excellence in the arts. This left me wondering, not for the first time, why there are no British films willing to tackle the major themes of our age.
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Disfigured Utah ex-beauty tied to shooting death of cop: ‘She would cry, ‘I never pictured my life turning out like this”

Disfigured Utah ex-beauty tied to shooting death of cop: ‘She would cry, ‘I never pictured my life turning out like this” Traci Lee Vaillancourt was a high school stunner before losing her looks to a rare blood disorder, sister Vicki King says. The former model is now in a hospital outside Salt Lake City. Police say her boyfriend, Troy Walker, killed Draper Sgt. Derek Johnson before shooting himself and Vaillancourt.
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To Ward Off Diabetes, Eat Whole Fruit, Shun Fruit Juice

GSMA mHealth Grand Tour Highlights How mHealth Can Prevent Diabetes

GSMA mHealth Grand Tour Highlights How mHealth Can Prevent Diabetes

Blueberries had the strongest effect on cutting diabetes risk, followed by grapes and apples, especially when three or more servings a week were eaten. A standard serving of blueberries was half a cup. Prunes, pears, bananas, and grapefruit also helped lower diabetes risk, while the other fruits did not. The difference is something called polyphenols, said study co-author Qi Sun , an assistant professor of nutrition at Brigham and Womens Hospital and Harvard School of Public Health. Some of these plant-based chemical compoundsincluding anthocyanins, chlorogenic acid, and resveratrol, all powerful antioxidantsmay help the body process glucose. Blueberries, grapes, and apples are all rich in these beneficial polyphenols. Sun and his collaborators based their research on data from 151,209 female participants in the long-running Nurses’ Health Studies , which have tracked the lifestyles and health of participating nurses since 1976 through questionnaires and medical testing.
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CHARLOTTE, VT - AUGUST 6:  Blueberries are picked by hand August 6, 2010 at the Charlotte Berry Farm in Charlotte, Vermont.

The mHealth Grand Tour will highlight how mobile technology can support diabetes prevention, diagnosis and treatment by increasing the reach and accessibility of healthcare services, cutting the cost of care and minimizing the impact of the illness on peoples lives, said Michael OHara, chief marketing officer, GSMA. The mHealth Grand Tour is a first-of-its-kind observational study designed by Professor Michael Trenell, NIHR Senior Research Fellow and Director, MoveLab, Newcastle University, into the effects of multi-day endurance exercise on blood glucose levels, using data captured and transmitted wirelessly through a multi-vendor mHealth solution. The study will track the health and cycling performance data of elite and sub-elite athletes with type 1 diabetes, as well as cyclists without diabetes. For the observational study, a Dexcom continuous glucose monitor worn by the riders and sensors on their bike computers transmit statistics over the ANT+ protocol to Sony Mobile handsets, so riders can track their own progress. The sensors also transmit the stats to a HMM module that is part of a complete Orange solution that in turn sends them over mobile broadband to a live website and to the cloud, for later download by the observational study team. The website will contain a McCann Health data visualisation portal for tracking the riders stats and an Orange geolocation portal for tracking the riders progress. All mobile broadband technologies in the solution comply with Continua Health Alliance guidelines for interoperability.
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Diabetes no barrier to Aussie cyclists

Doctors inform the patient theyre at a much greater risk of heart disease, kidney failure, nerve damage, osteoporosis, and skin and mouth infections. Theyre also told blindness and amputations are two very real scenarios if they dont manage their diabetes well. Type 1 diabetics can no longer produce insulin, which means their bodys cells cant turn glucose (sugar) into energy. Instead, their body burns fats for fuel, which in turn releases dangerous chemical substances into the body.
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