Women's Health Today

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Amy S. D. Lee, MS, WHCRNP, Nurse Practitioner
My name is Amy Lee and i have known ever since i used to be a young person that I wished to be a nurse. Born and raised within the nice state of Alabama, there was little question concerning attending the University of Alabama. I wasn’t there long before i noticed that specifically I wished to figure with girls.

I received my bachelor of nursing degree from the University of Alabama in 1990, and began my career as a labor-and-delivery nurse, helping women to have their babies in a family centered environment. I received an early foundation in the family centered birthing experiencing at UA and then moved to the beaches of Pensacola, Florida and the Family Birth Center of West Florida Regional Medical Center.

After 4 years, I packed up and moved to Hawaii to go back to school! I worked nights at Castle Hospital in Kailua, Hawaii for the next year and a half while I obtained my master’s degree as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (NP) from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

My goal--to take care of women and make their lives better--has never changed. I became an active-duty military spouse just a year after starting my NP career. Even though my husband and I moved cross country four times in five years while having three children, I always managed to find opportunities to work in my field.

Now and for the last 8 years, I have been working at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore as the nurse practitioner on the inpatient gynecology service. In this position, I consult on gynecologic issues across the hospital, see patients in clinics, serve as a First Assist in the OR, and teach. I help guide residents, nurse practitioner students, and medical students through their clinical learning experiences. I’m also an Adjunct Professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing providing a lecture on Vaginal Bleeding to the Nurse Practitioner students.

My husband is still an active duty Naval officer. He and I live near Annapolis, Maryland with our three children (aged 11, 8, and 5), our doggie (aged 12), and our kitty (aged 1). We are very busy with soccer, dance, field hockey, lacrosse, hand bells, choir, church, swim team, basketball, violin, cello, cycling, aerobics, sailing, school, tons of friends, and, of course, work!

Today, Johns Hopkins provides me the opportunity to learn something new every day, and I very much want to share my knowledge with you. I look forward to helping you understand your health, as well as the health of the women in your life.
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4 Fixes for Diet Failures

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Diets rarely work the primary time around—there’s a reason weight loss plans and product are a kajillion-dollar industry! SELF zeroed in on four common reasons trim-down plans fail and, even higher, the straightforward tricks to place you back on the quick track to losing those stubborn pounds for smart. Steal our skilled fixes for diet hitches these days therefore you'll come back to to slimming, save a bunch of money skipping gimmicky gadgets and diet foods, and see the results you crave.

THE HITCH “I’m starving all the time.”
Not to channel your mom, but are you eating enough? A daily diet of under 1,400 calories won’t supply enough nutrients to keep you full and fueled, and may lead you to quit.
THE FIX Who says dieting is all about having less? Here are three things to enjoy more of:
1. Calories. Up them to 1,600 a day if you’re trying to lose; 2,000 if you’re maintaining.
2. Nosh sessions. Have three daily meals, plus two snacks, says Susan Bowerman, R.D., of the UCLA Center for Human Nutrition. Eating every four hours keeps blood sugar steady, preventing cravings and crankiness.
3. Lean protein. It sends stronger “I’m full” signals to your brain than carbs or fat do. Aim for 20 grams in meals (half a skinless chicken breast has 27 g), 10 g in snacks (a cup of edamame packs 17 g).

THE HITCH “The needle on the scale is stuck.”
Plateaus are common after you’ve been steadily losing weight for six months, the National Institutes of Health reports. When you’re lighter, your body needs fewer calories, so what used to make you shrink is now what you need to maintain your size.
THE FIX Trim about 200 calories more a day, Bowerman says. If you don’t start losing again within two weeks or so, your calorie counts or portions may be off. Keep a food diary for a week to catch errors. (Check your numbers at NutritionData.Self.com.) If you’re eyeballing portions, measure your food instead (2 tablespoons of peanut butter can easily grow to 3). You might also step up your exercise efforts to help hit the lower-calorie goal, and definitely switch up your workout: If you do the same one every time, your body won’t build as much fat-burning muscle, says Gina Harney, a personal trainer in Tucson, Arizona.

THE HITCH “I’m busy, so I tend to eat out a lot.”
Restaurant meals can be ultra-calorific, especially because no one monitors whether or not chefs are doling out heavy-handed portions. In fact, calorie counts can be up to 18 percent greater than what’s posted, a Tufts University study shows.
THE FIX Make a reservation to save yourself a wait at the bar and the added calories from cocktails, says Tina Marinaccio, R.D., of Morris Plains, New Jersey. Alcohol revs appetite, so stick to one drink and sip it with dinner. Order grilled over fried (entrees) and steamed over sauteed (veggies); if you truly crave something decadent for dessert, go halfsies.

THE HITCH “My willpower vanishes on weekends.”
You may be depriving yourself too much during the week, making you more likely to go a little crazy Saturday and Sunday, Marinaccio says.
THE FIX Factor approximately 1,400 fun calories a week into your diet, and spend 150 to 250 of them a day on treats you’d otherwise miss most (a 5-ounce glass of wine, 2 oz of Brie, ¾ cup of ice cream). That way, you won’t be as tempted to scarf them all down come Friday. You can bank two or three days’ worth of fun calories for a splurgeworthy event—but not more than that. And schedule a workout for the morning after: That third cocktail won’t look quite so tempting if you have a 9 a.m. Spin bike booked for the next day.

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Natural Herbal Remedies

Posted by Blogger on Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The remedies implied thereupon are characterized to transform many criteria of healing process through availability of natural plants; trees and roots mixed or crushed with other forms of medicines to give extra impact of the curing capacity to the patient suffering from that specific disease. 

Why does the importance of acquiring natural herbs and shrubs given so much of preference by practitioners of natural health? It is all because of the eradication of the accumulated forms of diseases from their roots and never permitting them to grasp the human body again ever in the near future with devotion; dedication and implied comprehensive knowledge pertaining to understanding of the herbs and shrubs and its utilization in the first instance to help many more in the coming dedicated years. 

An estimated 4 billion or 80% of the world’s population is showing its dependence over the consumption of herbal medicines and is also contributing to search upon remedies for the ailments that grasp one’s life to a death. The specific remedies are used in a larger purview in the fields of naturopathy, homeopathy, Ayurvedic and traditional oriental medicines etc.
Of the acquired 119 plant-derivations for the treatment of certain specific forms of diseases. The pharmaceutical drug companies or agencies are moving pillar-to-post to acquire at least 74 % of the plants extraction because for a natural herbal remedy different plants are gathered from different specific regions of the world where the medicinal value of “Amazon basin” is at its highest.The location of the value of the rain forests are been studied thoroughly for any possibility emerging out of the value of the consumption of the plants and trees in particular. 

A plant based substance as a remedy is rather treated upon today with commercial availability of the medicines in the domestic market. Acute conditions such as high blood-pressure; cardiovascular diseases of the heart; asthma; acute pain in the muscles of the body parts; etc. are certain noticeable traces of the diseases which if handled with care and devotion could have the tendency to wipe out the disease from its root as discussed above. On a whole we could say that the introduction of herbal remedy came into the existence of the world due to the ultimate solution of searching symptoms of the disease. 

The Natural Herbal Remedies helps in removing up toxin build-ups inside the bloodstream of the human body which is an accumulated toxin wastes of the colon and the digestive tract of the abdominal region. The remedy helps in supporting the specific diet chart plan where various changes has contributed to the well-being of the patient and due to which there experienced a weight loss in a person whether man or woman.
There is an increased rejuvenating assurance of the bowel movements for appropriate digestion of the stomach as well. Natural herbal cleansing of the body parts is also ensured before-hand with the use of a specific natural herb and shrub kit available in the market today. These kits are organic by nature or are harvested wild itself with no chemicals or foreign agents added to flees customers thereupon. 

Around over ninety different herbs including salvia divinorum and shrubs in nearly thirteen special formulas the cleansing of the body is actuated for supporting the smaller and bigger intestinal features of the abdomen which also supports liver; lungs; blood; skin; kidney and gallbladder etc. There is a substantial reduction in the para-organisms population of the cells which corrects or rebalances the disturbing balance of such cells. 

Herbal green tea is always soothing in the morning hours that work as an anti-oxidant to support the de-toxicities of the body fluids. Goldenseal; Garlic; Chamomile; Ginseng; Dandelion; spearmint and peppermint; Comfrey etc are some of those remedial names of the herbal medicines given to a specific patient suffering from a disease.
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20 Heart Smart Salmon Recipes

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How to prepare salmon

Few foods pack a bigger nutritional punch than salmon—it’s rich in protein, heart-helping omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamin D.

Teriyaki Salmon With Zucchini

Six ingredients make a tangy Asian dinner. You’ll get vitamin C and fiber from the zucchini, plus plenty of filling protein from the salmon.

Ingredients: Low-sodium teriyaki sauce, salmon, sesame seeds, zucchini, scallions, canola oil

Calories: 376
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Why Do folks Cheat?

Posted by Blogger on Monday, August 22, 2011

This year has seen its fair proportion of philanderers within the news - high profile politicians bringing shame to themselves, their families and losing the coveted positions they worked tirelessly to get.

Why would anyone with so much to lose risk it all?

There are a variety of reasons people cheat - seeking novelty, looking for sexual or emotional intimacy, needing a higher level of excitement and variety, feeling lonely, bored or alienated either in general or by the spouse.

In some cases, it may have nothing do with the other partner, but the "cheater" may simply need a higher level of stimulation/thrill than other partner is capable of providing. I treat couples and individuals in my practice, and I have worked with people on both ends of the infidelity - often there was a lack of sexual compatibility to begin with (one partner has different sexual needs with respect to frequency or type of sex play).

Sometimes one partner will state that they got married for reasons which did not include sexual attraction or sexual compatibility as a reason (for emotional/financial security or even common shared interests but not attraction).

People in Power - More Likely to Cheat?

In the case of people in power - they often don't perceive the consequences of their actions. They are by nature risk takers and thrill-seekers; they love the hunt/the chase. They seek anything that increases the dopamine surge in the brain (the chemical in the brain that gets released during pleasure, novelty and excitement). Powerful individuals came to power because of their need to create their own rules. Therefore, they feel free to break them.

Ordinary rules of society don't pertain to them - they feel special, entitled to usurp power rather than wait for it to be given to them. This may include forcing oneself upon another sexually or otherwise.

Being in powerful positions also creates additional opportunities for people to cheat. Their victims may feel powerless, threatened, or in some cases, hopeful that their position will become elevated through their affiliation. Furthermore, there may be numerous enablers- i.e. staffers who don't question the cheating behavior and may be involved in providing/covering up such opportunities for fear of losing their position.

Seek Treatment

It is very tricky and difficult to change one's cheating behavior. There has to be a lot of motivation and insight on one's part. Often the cheater is at risk to lose everything, and sometimes they may only be open to treatment once they have been publically exposed. These individuals need to seek intense therapy - both individual and family therapy. Furthermore, sometimes there might be underlying depression or mental health issues that may need to be treated.
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How Healthy Living Keeps Kelly Preston Happy

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Something within Kelly Preston's purse is squeaking. "Oh my god! hear my purse!" the actress says with amusing. Kelly—who's within the backseat of a automobile en route to her home in Brentwood, California, when our cowl shoot—fishes around and pulls out the culprit: an eco-friendly teething toy belonging to her infant son, Benjamin. "It's Ben's toy!"

Sure, the 48-year-old has appeared in more than 40 movies (including the upcoming film about the Gottis, in which she'll play Victoria Gotti alongside her husband, John Travolta, and their 11-year-old daughter, Ella). And yes, she is married to an international icon. But as the contents of her bag suggest, Kelly is more eco-savvy mom next door than holier-than-thou movie star. "I love being a mom," she says. "I'd keep having babies."

Back at the Travolta residence, Kelly gets comfortable on the sofa in the living room. Everywhere you look, there are framed photos of Kelly and John's friends and family—including baby Ben, Ella, and their beloved son Jett, whom they lost to a seizure two and a half years ago at age 16. Kelly first became concerned about the danger of chemicals in children's lives after Jett was diagnosed with autism and developed seizures. ("I'd be on the computer at 3 a.m. researching things that can trigger seizures, like MSG, food dyes, additives, and preservatives.") But instead of just detoxing her own home, this Yes You Can! winner dedicated herself to speaking out about the danger of toxins and pesticides on behalf of children's health organizations. She also created, with her husband, the Jett Travolta Foundation (jett-travolta-foundation.org) to help children with a wide range of special needs as well as assist other charitable and educational causes.

While sipping her favorite organic drink and waiting for John and Ella to get back from a daddy-daughter outing to the Angels baseball game, Kelly talks about the joys of new motherhood and how healthy living helps her stay happy.

Q: Do you remember the moment you decided to have another child?
A: We had been trying for quite a few years, and then of course there was a time when we weren't, and then we started trying again. When I found out I was pregnant, I was floored. I'd snuck out of bed and then came back and woke Johnny up in bed. We both started crying. It was wonderful.

Q: Did you have any reservations about having another baby?
A: I didn't have any doubts. I love being pregnant. I love the closeness I feel when I'm carrying them. I love feeling them move inside me. My heart breaks for people who aren't able to have kids. But I feel like there's really hope for anyone.

Q: How would you describe yourself as a mom?
A: Very hands-on. I absolutely adore my kids. Johnny and I love them up constantly. Ella's like, "Mom, ugh! Thank god you had Ben because now he can take some of the kisses!" And Johnny sings to them—a lot of Tony Bennett and Barbra Streisand.

Q: Do you appreciate mother-hood now more than ever, considering everything you've been through?
A: Absolutely. I've always wanted to be a mother, ever since I was 11. I was an expert babysitter. I was doing commercials for thousands of dollars, but I'd still babysit for $3 an hour just because I loved it. I'm just in a good place, and am able to really be with my kids. It's pretty amazing having a child at this age.
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How to Do the right Pushup

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When was the last time you probably did a pushup? select the foremost applicable answer:

A)   “Gym category, sixth grade.”
B)   “Why would I ever do a pushup?”
C)   “Yesterday.”

Scoring: If you answered A or B, you’re like most men. If you answered C, you most likely work at Men’s Health.

Most guys abandon the pushup for the bench press sometime around puberty. That’s a shame—pushups have a lot going for them. You can do them anywhere. They don’t require any equipment. And they’re more effective at building rippling muscles than you probably realize.
In fact, researchers recently discovered that performing pushups as quickly as you can is one of the best ways to build explosive upper-body strength, according to The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. This pushup method was more effective than doing plyometric pushups (think: clapping between each pushup), and fall pushups, where you drop from a kneeling position and try to push your way back up to the starting position.
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Why is quicker better? Take a look at a vertical jump: “If you do a quick knee bend before jumping, you’ll always jump higher than if you don’t,” explains N. Travis Triplett, Ph.D., one of the study’s researchers. The same type of action occurs when you do pushups as fast as possible. Dropping your chest toward the ground and pausing ever so slightly enhances the motion of pushing yourself back up—and ultimately helps you build more explosive strength, says Triplett.
You won’t be able to maximize your strength if you don’t perform the pushup correctly, though. Here’s the right way to perform the move:
  1. Get down on all fours and place your hands on the floor so that they’re slightly wider than shoulder-width apart. Straighten your arms and legs. Your body should form a straight line from you head to your ankles.
  2. Brace your core and squeeze your glutes. Hold these contractions for the entire exercise. This keeps your body rigid and doubles as core training.
  3. Next, lower your body until your chest nearly touches the floor, then push yourself back up to the starting position as quickly as possible. Don’t let your hips sag at any point during the movement. If this is too hard, you can place your hands on an elevated surface, such as a step, bench, or even a counter (picture below). This reduces the amount of your body weight you have to lift. The higher the surface, the easier the exercise becomes.
There’s no reason not to include pushups in your workout routine. “You can train your core, pecs, front deltoids, and triceps at the same time,” says Men's Healthfitness advisor Bill Hartman, P.T., C.S.C.S. “Plus, they’re great for shoulder health.”
To achieve the benefits seen in the study, Hartman suggests doing 3 sets of 6 to 8 repetitions at maximum speed, resting 3 minutes between sets. (You can do a lower-body exercise—such as lunge—while you wait.) Do this one or two times a week, which is all you need for boosting upper-body strength and power.
Of course, you might have other goals in mind. Example: "Pushups are a great way to judge how strong you are relative to your body weight," says Martin Rooney, P.T., C.S.C.S., author of Ultimate Warrior Workouts.
Test yourself by doing as many pushups as you can in 3 minutes. Rest whenever you want, but keep the clock running the whole time. Fifty-five is average, but if you can't reach 75—what strength coaches consider "good"—then you need to either gain strength or lose weight. (Our 14 smart pushup variations will help you do both—simply weave them into your daily workouts to build strength, power, and sleeve-busting muscle.)
Or maybe you just want to be able to do more pushups. In that case, try this simple ladder routine, from Men’s Health Fitness Director Adam Campbell. Time how long it takes you to do as many pushups as you can. Then rest for the same time period, and repeat the process two to four times. So if you do 20 pushups in 25 seconds, you’ll rest 25 seconds, and repeat. Let’s say on your next round, you complete 12 pushups in 16 seconds. You’d then rest 16 seconds before your third set. And so on. Use this method once every three or four days to quickly raise your totals.

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Celiac Disease on the increase in U.S.

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FRIDAY, Aug. nineteen (HealthDay News) -- Complaints of celiac disease are on the increase within the us, with a lot of and a lot of folks growing sick from exposure to merchandise containing gluten.

Nearly 5 times as many folks have celiac disease nowadays than did throughout the Nineteen Fifties, in line with one recent study. Another report found that the speed of celiac disease has doubled each fifteen years since 1974 and is currently believed to have an effect on one in each 133 U.S. residents.

"It's quite widespread," said Dr. Alessio Fasano, director of the Center for Celiac Research and the Mucosal Biology Research Center at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. "We thought there were regional differences in the past, but now we know it's everywhere."

That increased incidence rate has left researchers scrambling to figure out why more people are developing the chronic digestive disorder. Doctors still can't explain the trend, but they are making some headway testing a number of hypotheses.

"There are many theories out there, not all independent of each other and not all of them true," Fasano said.

Celiac disease is an inherited autoimmune disorder that causes the body's immune system to attack the small intestine, according to the U.S. National Institutes of Health and the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center. The attack is prompted by exposure to gluten, a protein found in such grains as wheat, rye and barley.

The disease interferes with proper digestion and, in children, prompts symptoms that include bloating, vomiting, diarrhea or constipation. Adults with celiac disease are less likely to show digestive symptoms but will develop problems such as anemia, fatigue, osteoporosis or arthritis as the disorder robs their bodies of vital nutrients.

Awareness of celiac disease has grown in recent years, evidenced by the growing number of gluten-free foods on the market. However, medical experts don't believe that the increase in celiac disease incidence can be chalked up simply to folks becoming more aware of the chronic digestive disorder or to improvements in diagnostic techniques.

Rather, the most popular potential explanations for the increase in celiac disease rates involve improvements in sanitation and hygiene in civilization overall, said Fasano and Carol McCarthy Shilson, executive director of the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center.

According to the "hygiene hypothesis," Shilson said, people in industrialized countries are more at risk for celiac disease because their bodies have not had to fight off as many diseases.

"We're just too clean a society, so our immune systems aren't as developed as they should be," she said.

Another version of the hypothesis holds that the cleanliness of industrialized society has caused a fundamental change in the composition of the digestive bacteria contained within the gut, Fasano said.

"It's because this increase occurs primarily in industrialized countries, where things are cleaner," Fasano said. "We abuse antibiotics, we wash our hands too often, we are vaccinated more often."

Other potential explanations for the rise in celiac disease rates, according to Fasano, include:

An increase in the amount of gluten found in grains. "We eat grains that are much more rich in glutens than they were 70 or 80 years ago," he said.
Children being exposed to gluten from an early age. "We know for sure if we introduce grains too early, people at risk for developing celiac disease are more likely to contract it," he said.
Too few women breast-feeding their children. "There are theories out there that say breast-feeding will protect you, or prevent celiac disease," Fasano said.
It's possible, experts say, that each of these theories is correct to a degree and that a combination of factors will ultimately be found to contribute to celiac disease. "It may well be in one person, one plays a stronger role than another," Fasano said.

But while experts try to find a cause -- and then, they hope, a cure -- advocates urge people who are at risk for developing celiac disease to undergo screening for the disorder.

Researchers have shown a genetic predisposition for celiac disease, with about 30 percent of the population carrying genes that make them vulnerable, Shilson said.

But because adults with celiac disease often don't suffer the digestive symptoms associated with gluten intolerance, many people are unaware they have it or could pass it on. "About two-thirds of people with the active disease have no symptoms at all," Shilson said.

Studies also have found that the earlier people find out they have celiac disease, the better able they are to head off the disorder's more debilitating effects.

"There's not much you can do to prevent it, but you can be aware of it and catch it," Shilson said. "Early intervention is key."

However, people who suspect they have celiac disease should not go gluten-free before being tested. Doing that can interfere with the accuracy of the screening.

"It's very important that you don't change your diet before you are screened for celiac disease," Shilson said.
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Do Skin Creams Cause Cancer?

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In the dermatology world, an argument is brewing surrounding a potential link between the vitamin A by-product retinyl palmitate (RP) and a rise in skin cancer. In August 2010, a corporation known as the Environmental operating cluster (EWG) reported the results of a study on mice that found that this common anti-aging ingredient speeds the expansion of cancer cells when exposed to the sun. The EWG then counseled that each one sunscreens containing RP be avoided. However, per the FDA, they omitted one terribly vital fact: The mice utilized in this study were treated with an RP cream alone, not one with sunscreen. it's potential that the addition of a sunscreen ingredient might have altered this finding. (Check out this report that refutes the EWG claim.) This recent study aside, I’m not an enormous fan of RP anyway as an anti-aging ingredient. RP will offer some sun protection against UVB lightweight however not against UVA lightweight. There are many different members of the vitamin A family that deliver higher results. 

What is the distinction between retinol and retinyl palmitate?

Retinol and retinyl palmitate are members of the vitamin A family, that is additionally referred to as the "retinoid” family. The vitamin A family includes retinyl esters like retinyl palmitate and retinyl linoleate; additionally to retinol, tretinoin, adapalene, tazorotene, oral Accutane and beta carotene. Since retinyl palmitate could be a retinoid ester, this suggests it's a unique chemical structure than retinol. In fact, once absorbed into the skin, RP is dampened into retinol. owing to the distinction in chemical structure, every member of the retinoid family acts differently. the most factor that retinoids have in common is that all of them act on retinoid receptors within the skin.

Retinol and tretinoin are higher anti-aging ingredients than retinyl palmitate

All retinoids ought to be used at nighttime as a result of they break down when exposed to daylight and lose their efficacy. though all of them bind to retinoid receptors, sure styles of retinoids absorb into skin higher and thus have a stronger action on the skin.  Not all of the retinoids are proven to boost skin aging. Tretinoin and retinol are shown to boost aged skin when used topically. It doesn't create sense to feature retinoids to a sunscreen formulation, in my opinion, as a result of they lose their efficacy upon sun exposure. additionally, studies have shown that retinyl palmitate doesn't penetrate the skin well, and since it will stay on the skin surface, it will bear changes when exposed to the sun. the most concern here is that the production of free radicals, which may theoretically cause cellular injury that results in skin cancer. it's this concern that has led to the EWG’s warnings.

Is vitamin A dangerous in sunscreen?
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Is morality located within the brain?

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Many people consider a candidate's morality when they head to the polls.
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In each election cycle, voters size up the ethical positions of the candidates. the general public desires to understand how a candidate's viewpoints match up with their own. Some political problems appear to own become hallmarks of the morality dialogue, like stem cell analysis, abortion and gay wedding. alternative problems, like foreign policy and war, could appear to be a lot of overtly political, however there are ethical underpinnings gift also. for instance, would a candidate order an enemy town to be bombed if his or her own kid were stationed there? can the candidate take into account that the individuals stationed there belong to somebody? that every soldier is somebody's father or mother, somebody's son or daughter, somebody's husband or wife?

By some stretch of the imagination, then, it is not too unreasonable to imagine asking a candidate whether or not he or she would smother a baby to death. it should appear abominable to cause such a matter, however let's justify. Imagine we're at war, and a bunch of individuals are hiding from the dangerous guys in an exceedingly basement. The dangerous guys are upstairs, prowling the house for dissidents, when the baby within the basement begins to cry. ought to the baby be smothered to death? If the baby is quieted, everybody else within the cluster lives. If the baby keeps crying, the dangerous guys realize you, and everybody else within the cluster dies also, together with the baby.

You may be able to perceive rationally how it's higher to sacrifice the baby for the nice of the cluster, however may really|you really|you truly} be the one to place your hand over its mouth? does one need a president who is in a position to? we have a tendency to actually may not have that abundant selection within the matter, if some researchers are to be believed. whereas morality has long been the domain of philosophers, theologians and other people who smoke marijuana, neuroscientists have gotten in on the determination of right and wrong. And in line with some, there is a terribly straightforward reason for why presidential candidates -- or anyone for that matter -- would answer queries of morality the manner they are doing. As you would possibly guess from the title of this text, it comes all the way down to that very important organ that zombies simply like to eat: brains. what is going on on within the brain when we're faced with an ethical dilemma? And if everyone's morality is totally different, will the concept be reduced to at least one spot within the brain?
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Seasonal Allergies

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If you experience allergy symptoms in the summer,
 you might be allergic to grass pollen.

Substances you're exposed to solely at sure times of the year, like plant pollens, cause seasonal allergies.  Of all the substances that may trigger an allergy, pollen is one in all the foremost widespread. These small spherical or egg-shaped male plant cells hitch rides on air currents to fertilize different plant elements. However, not all pollen causes nasal allergies.

Allergy-causing pollens are:

  • small and light-weight enough to be carried on the wind
  • produced in huge quantities
  • found in areas where folks live and play

In addition, the chemical makeup of the pollen determines if it'll trigger an aversion. as an example, pine trees turn out huge amounts of pollen, creating it a probably robust allergen. however the chemical makeup of the pine pollen makes it less of an allergy trigger than other forms of pollen. Also, as a result of pine pollen is significant, it tends to fall on the bottom instead of drift within the air where it will reach sensitive noses.

In temperate climates like the US, the foremost necessary sources of allergy-producing pollens are:

  • trees within the spring
  • grasses in late spring and summer
  • weeds in late summer and fall

These plants create little, dry, lightweight pollen granules that are good for riding on the wind and entering into your nose and inflicting allergy symptoms. Flowers, like roses and fruit tree blossoms, rarely cause hypersensitive reactions. Why? as a result of their pollens are too significant to be carried by the wind. Instead, they're carried from plant to plant by insects, like bees. Some folks, though, who are repeatedly exposed to roses and different flowers, as well as florists and gardeners, will develop sensitivity to those pollens.

As appealing because it might sound to maneuver somewhere that is pollen-free, it isn't terribly probably you will be ready to do that. Airborne pollen is therefore lightweight that air currents will carry it many miles from its supply. as an example, ragweed pollen has been collected four hundred miles out bemused and a pair of miles high within the air. It does not matter if you reside within the town or within the country. Pollen is everywhere. And it does not facilitate to tug up your lawn or abate your trees.

Some folks believe they will move to the desert to flee pollen allergies, however it does not work. In Arizona, as an example, nonnative plants like olive, cypress, juniper, and mulberry trees, yet as Bermuda grass, cause issues for sensitive folks.
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