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1) How to prevent motion Sickness
Eat lightly before your journey.  Sit in the front seat of the vehicle you are travelling in and look out ahead.  Face the same way that you are moving.  Open the window so there is fresh air constantly.  Nibbling on fresh ginger, sucking on a lemon or olive or have a fizzy drink, are all known remedies.  In case nothing works, keep one of the many medicines available at your local chemist stores.                                              


2) How to take a power nap
Get rid of all possible distractions.  Lock the door if you have to.  Remember, since you do not have time for quantity, a power nap is all about quality. Set alarm to go off in then minutes.  Put your head on your desk in front of you, if you are not lucky enough to have a sofa nearby.  Take deep breaths, close your eyes and allow yourself to drift off.  Take on the rest of the day with amazing new energy.                                                        


3) Dengue and Chikangunia

Symptoms:
¨High fever, 103 - 105 degree centigrade
¨Severe headache and the pain in joints with or without swelling, Nausea, vomiting, rashes
¨Symptoms appears 3 to 7 days later
¨Fever last less than a week, but cases joints pain and swelling persist for several weeks

Management:
¨If fever persists for 48 hours, visit a doctor.  Test blood for sign of dengue
¨Hospitalization is recommended if patient’s platelet count falls below 50,000 or if there are alarming symptoms like bleeding and rashes.  Most dengue cases can be treated at home
¨There is no vaccine. Most antibiotics are useless, unless there are secondary infections.
¨Take rest, have nutritious diet and plenty of fluids
¨Protect infected person from being bitten, to prevent further spread of disease
¨Take PARACETAMOL for fever and pain but not ASPIRIN or BRUFEN, as they could increase the risk of bleeding of dengue
¨To prevent dengue haemorrhagic fever in dengue suffers, IPECAC is best remedy

Watch for the danger signs to prevent Dengue from being a Killer
¨Sudden drop in fever after 3 to 5 days is sign that patient may be getting worse, not better and needs careful monitoring.
¨If accompanied by severe pain in abdomen and persistent vomiting patient must be hospitalized immediately.
¨Even more dangerous is bleeding from any site, for example, bleeding under the skin appearing as small red or purplish spots, nose bleed, gums bleeds or passage of black stools.  The patient should be hospitalized before bleeding gets under way, not after.
¨Most dangerous of all is the dengue shock syndrome, indicated by excessive thirst, pale and cold skin (due to very low blood pressure) and restlessness.
¨In hospital platelet counts and haematocrits should be monitored repeatedly and IV fluids, blood or platelet transfusion given promptly as required.  Platelet transfusions are necessary when the platelet count falls to about 40,000 (with bleeding) or about 10,000 (without bleeding).

Steps to avoid disease:
¨Store water in containers with tight fitting lids.
¨Empty coolers or put kerosene in water in cooler tanks.
¨Empty vases or change water in them regularly.
¨Empty water drip tray under the refrigerator.
¨Use repellent cream on exposed areas of skin.
¨Use anti mosquito mats, coils or vaporizer in rooms.
¨Use mosquito nets to protect children and elders who sleep during the day time.
¨Dress to cover arms and legs.
¨Treat curtains with insecticides.


4) Losing sense of taste
Losing our sense of taste may be an early sign of depression.  Taste is linked to the brain chemicals which control our moods, according to a study report.  When levels of these chemicals fall, which is thought to happen when patient is suffering from depression. But boosting levels of mood enhancing chemicals SEROTONIN and NORADRENALINE improves sense of taste, according to researches.                     


5) Symptoms of failing thyroid
Fatigue, Weakness, Loss of strength, Loss of stamina, Weight gain, Coarse and dry hair, Dry, rough and pale skin, Hair loss, Intolerance to cold, Muscle cramps and frequent muscle aches, Constipation, Depression, Irritability, Memory loss, Decreased Tibido and Abnormal menstrual cycle (in women)                                                       

6) Exercise cuts risk of breast cancer
Women who exercise regularly can reduce their risk of breast cancer in later life.  When they are most at risk a study has found higher levels of physical activity have been linked with a lower risk of the disease in those over 50.  Researchers says exercise helps by keeping women slimmer, which cuts down on the amount of cancer promoting hormones produced by body fat.


7) Diet without exercise could lose bone mass
Overweight dieters who cut calories are likely to lose more bone mass than weight if they do not exercise, says a study that highlights the importance of both diet and exercise.  If you just diet and do not exercise you harm your bones in two ways, you may cut nutrients needed to maintain strong bones and you do not stimulate bone growth.


8) Stomach pains could be deadly sign for women
Women who suffer frequent stomach pain and bloating should be checked for ovarian cancer, a study suggests.  Lack of symptoms in the early stages means that disease is often not diagnosed until it has spread to other parts of body.  American doctors found that sign of abdominal pain, stomach bloating or difficulty in eating and feeling full for more than 12 days a month were commonly present in women with both early and late stage disease.  


9) How to Fight Insomnia
If you are feeling restless, get out of bed.  Do some reading or a small odd job.  Try gentle stretching, yoga or hot relaxing shower.  If you have essential oils, add a few drops to your bath or sprinkle some on your pillow.  Chamomile tea, warm milk, bananas and dates can al help, keep the lights off, cut out all external noise and play some soft music.                                                                                                          


10) Healthy Tiffin box
¨Fruits: They are good sources of carbohydrates and vitamins and enrich the diet with fiber.
¨Eggs: Eggs are healthy options.  For non vegetarians, have sandwiches made of whole wheat or multi grain bread.
¨Nuts: Go for a mix of Almonds, cashew and andeer. They are rich source of calories and good fats.
¨The Indian Frankie: Replace maida with atta while making rotis and parathas and stuff them with vegetables sprouts or paneer, they are ideal for longer breaks.
¨Idli-Dosa: Both idlis and dosas contain carbohydrates and being made of pulse, they are also a source of protein but ideally, they should be diced with vegetables.                                                                                                       


11) Refuse to take the following in your diet
¨Soft drinks (250 Kcal.): Soft drinks are high on sugars and fats.  All the calories are only from sugars and lead to weight gain and diabetes.  They are also high on caffeine and that raises your blood sugar and depletes energy.
¨Potato chips (150 Kcal. To 200 Kcal in 100 grams): They are high on fats and contain ajinomoto.  The oils they are fried in irritate the inner lining of the gut, besides increasing bad cholesterol in the body and causing constipation.
¨Pizza (250 Kcal from 1 slice): Most hotels use processed cheese that contains only fats.
¨Chinese Food: They contain ajinomoto, it increases blood pressure, causes memory loss and palpitation.  The artificial could cause allergies.
¨White flour items (bread, wantons): They are devoid of vitamins, minerals and blench calcium and vitamin B from the body.  Deficiency of vitamin B leads to digestive disorders, tiredness, poor eyesight and anaemia.
¨Samosa (500 Kcal), Burger (414 Kcal), Veg. Cutless (150 Kcal): All three contain excess salt that raise blood pressure, weakens bones and leads to water retention.                                                                                                           


12) Drink Water
Water helps in digestion and transportation of food, removal of waste products and excreta, maintain body temperature, in blood circulation, maintain skin turbidity, relieve constipation, weight loss, prevent undue muscle cramps and knee pains, keep excellent oral hygiene and prevent bad breath.
Unknown facts of water
It is calorie free drink and acts as an appetite suppresser so helps in fat metabolism and hence weight loss.  We lost at least 1.5 litres of body every day.
Some Advice:
Drink lot of fruit and vegetable juices, mainly cucumber, tomatoes, water melon, carrots, oranges, lettuces, strawberries, peaches, rassberries.
Take at least three litres of water every day to be fit and healthy.


13) PAP test
PAP test is a microscopic examination of the material collected from the ceruix and vagina.  Its interpretation helps ruling out any infection or any early cancereous change in the ceruix.
This is a routine check performed after completion of the menstrual cycle.  It should be done yearly basis.
If two consecutive tests are normal, it can be performed every three years.  If test is abnormal, it should be followed by coposcopy biopsy or ceruical curettage.


14) Acne
Acne commonly known as Pimples, is one of the common skin problem.  It happens in more than 85% of people between 12 and 25 years of age. 
It occurs when too much sebum (an oily substance that naturally moisturizes the skin) is produced by oil glands in the skin.  Sex hormones control these glands which is activity increase at puberty.
The oil glands get blocked shopping the natural flow of sebum bacteria than infect he oil gland causing redness and swelling.  The end result is acne.
The pits are caused when proper treatment is not started at an early stage or the person has picked or squeezed the pimples.  Microderm abrasion, commonly known as skin polishing, acts fast for pits.        
                                                                                 

15) Toys and the Ears of kids
Toys that emit sudden loud sounds could harm the ears of kids. This is because the small muscles and neural circuitry that are built into our ears to help protect them from noise cannot act fast enough to save them from very sudden sounds.                       


16) Reduce Salt in your diet
Many processed foods are high in salt which can increase blood pressure.  Reduce the consumption of processed foods.  It is best to reduce salt intake to about 6 grams a day.
                                                                                                 

17) Diabetes control maintained with exercise training
Resistance training at a community centre is helpful for maintaining control of blood sugar levels in adults with type II diabetes, an Australian study suggests.  Investigations concluded that blood sugar control is better maintained in type two diabetics who participate in a community centre exercise programme.


18) Minerals in vegetables keeps blood vessel healthy
NITRATES, a mineral found in vegetables like spinach and lettuce may be responsible for keeping blood vessels healthy, says new study.  Past studies have shown that a diet rich in fruits and vegetables can reduce blood pressure but it has been difficult to determine exactly which nutrients in fruits and vegetables are responsible for these blood pressure lowering effect.                                                                                    


19) Pot belly raises heart risk by 40%
A pot belly greatly increases the risk of heart attacks, doctors have warned.  Those with the biggest bellies were around 40% more likely to have hardening of the arteries, angina and heart attacks than those with flatter stomachs.  At greatest risk were those who developed their pot bellies in their youth and women.                                         

20) Overweight kids - risk of foot problem
Kids who carry excess pounds may be doing permanent damage to their feet, a group of foot and ankle surgeons warns “when there is an increased amount of weight and stress being placed on the foot, which can cause some significant change in foot structure”.                                                                                                                    

21) 25% of newborns experience minor brain bleeding
Minor brain hemorrhage occurs in about tone in four otherwise healthy newborns, a finding that surprised researchers and could help physicians avoid wrongly accusing parents and caregivers of the child.  Researchers noted that bleeding in an infant’s brain is commonly associated with ‘shaken baby syndrome’, a traumatic brain injury that occurs when an infant is violently shaken.


22) Endometriosis
Endometriosis is a common health problem in women.  This problem arises when a tissue that looks and acts like the lining of uterus (endometriosis) grows outside the uterus in other areas.  Most endometriosis is found on or under the ovaries, behind the uterus or bowels and bladder.  Pain is the most common symptom of Endometriosis.  Usually the pain in the abdomen, lower back and pelvis happens.
Other symptoms include painful menses, heavy and/or long periods, infertility, etc. 
Diagnosis is usually done by imaging tests such as USG and at times MRI.
The confirmatory test for Endometriosis is laparoscopy.  It can be confirmed further by a biopsy.  As such the permanent cure for Endometriosis treatment includes analgesics, hormonal treatment in form of birth control pills, progesterone tabs.
Surgery is usually the final option for women with endometriosis.  Laparoscopy can be used to diagnosis and treat Endometriosis.  Women recover from laparoscopy much faster than from major abdominal surgery.  Hysterectomy should only be considered by women who do not want children any more.


23) Risk of Still birth
Women over 40 years of age have been warned that their risk of having a still birth baby is triple that of a younger women.  A study on still birth has added to growing evidence that women who get pregnant later are more likely to suffer complications.               


24) New type of Epilepsy
An unusual type of Epilepsy is characterized by seizures triggered by flashing or flickering lights, is becoming more common among youngsters who are more exposed to computer and television screens.  Photosensitive Epilepsy, though uncommon is affecting people aged between eight and twenty in china.  Scientists blame it on the numerous hours spent by young people watching TV and playing video games.     


25) Facial pain may signal the heart attack
Toothache or pain in the jaw may be a sign of a heart attack, according to a study. The symptoms are however, often overlooked and especially women who suffer from heart attack or angina can suffer from tooth or jaw ache without chest pains, the study says.  It suggested that facial pain was the most common symptom if chest pains were not manifest.  The pain was also equal on both sides of the face and increased when the patient made some kind of physical exertion.

 
 
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