Children’s Development, Antioxidants, Probiotics, Ebolavirus, Hand Exercises, and Smoke stimulates Male Sympathetic Nervous System

April 27, 2009 at 9:18 pm | Posted in Medical | 4 Comments

Medical Monday

Russia Russian doctors find five inch TREE growing in man’s lung:

Tech Fertility expert: ‘I can clone a human being’:

“Controversial doctor filmed creating embryos before injecting them into wombs of women wanting cloned babies”

United States What Makes Us Human?:

“Comparisons of the genomes of humans and chimpanzees are revealing those rare stretches of DNA that are ours alone”.

United States Are Very Young Children Stuck in the Perpetual Present?:

Canada United States Do Parents Matter?:

In 1998 Judith Rich Harris, an independent researcher and textbook author, published The Nurture Assumption: Why Children Turn Out The Way They Do. The book provocatively argued that parents matter much less, at least when it comes to determining the behavior of their children, than is typically assumed. Instead, Harris argued that a child’s peer group is far more important. The Nurture Assumption has recently been reissued in an expanded and revised form. Mind Matters editor Jonah Lehrer chats with Harris about her critics, the evolution of her ideas and why teachers can be more important than parents.

South Korea Antioxidant Found In Berries Prevents UV Skin Damage That Leads To Wrinkles:andioxidant neutalizing a free radical

Using a topical application of the antioxidant ellagic acid, researchers at Hallym University in the Republic of Korea markedly prevented collagen destruction and inflammatory response – major causes of wrinkles — in both human skin cells and the sensitive skin of hairless mice following continuing exposure to UV-B, the sun’s skin-damaging ultraviolet radioactive rays.

Health Probiotics: What are they and what are their benefits?:cartoon stomach

Why do we need bacteria? As I mentioned in a previous column, our digestive systems contain many bacteria, enzymes, and chemicals that break down our food and allow our digestive systems to extract the necessary nutrients. If we are ill or are taking certain medication, these helpful bacteria can be greatly reduced, resulting in stomach and bowel problems, which then lead to other unpleasant side effects such as diarrhea. These symptoms can be aggravated by travelling, jet lag, fatigue, and a strange diet.

In a normal healthy adult with a balanced diet, these bacteria maintain equilibrium in your digestive system, but if things get upset by the ways mentioned above, you may need some assistance to get your intestines functioning again.

world Keeping slim is good for the planet, say scientists:graphic of fat Australia

In nearly every country in the world, average body mass index (BMI) is rising. Between 1994 and 2004 the average male BMI in England increased from 26 to 27.3, with the average female BMI rising from 25.8 to 26.9 (about 3 kg – or half a stone – heavier). Humankind – be it Australian, Argentinian, Belgian or Canadian – is getting steadily fatter.

‘When it comes to food consumption, moving about in a heavy body is like driving around in a gas guzzler’, say the authors. ‘The heavier our bodies become the harder and more unpleasant it is to move about in them and the more dependent we become on our cars. Staying slim is good for health and for the environment. We need to be doing a lot more to reverse the global trend towards fatness, and recognise it as a key factor in the battle to reduce emissions and slow climate change’, they conclude.

Kentucky Kentucky – Smoke Shifts Male Cardiovascular System Into Overdrive:Disney's Goofy smoking several cigarettes at once

The study found that, particularly among men, exposure to smoke changed breathing patterns, raised blood pressure oscillations in peripheral arteries and shifted control of heart rate toward sympathetic domination. The sympathetic nervous system becomes active during times of stress, but can cause harm to the heart and blood vessels if activated too often or too long.

Women did not have a strong sympathetic response to the pollutants, a healthier response in the face of frequent exposure. That men would respond differently is not a surprise: women tend to have stronger parasympathetic responses, which are more protective of the cardiovascular system.

United States New Ebolavirus Vaccine Protects Against Lethal Infection in Animal Models:biohazrd sign

Ebolaviruses (EBOVs), the cause of severe hemorrhagic fever in humans and nonhuman primates, are transmitted through direct contact of bodily fluids with infected individuals resulting in death up to 90% of the time. Due to its high pathogenicity and its ability to spread by aerosol droplets, EBOV and its sister virus, Marburgvirus, are classified as category A bioterrorism threats. Currently, no licensed vaccines or antivirals are available against EBOV.

Tech the Hand Fitness Trainer to combat arthritis:hand fitness trainer

The Hand Fitness Trainer works on the opposing muscles of those we generally overuse. The Trainer provides greater muscle balance which leads to less strain and greater flexibility. It is advised for those with carpal tunnel, tennis elbow, tendonitis, or those who just want to take proactive measures to defend against these conditions and osteoarthritis.

And speaking of hand anatomy …

United States Anatomical drawing on a cast:

Thanks for the tip off boingboing.net

And if you like that, maybe you will also be amused by ….

Anaomical Bedsheets:

anatomical bedsheets

Thanks for the tip off Neatorama

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