A few hours before bedtime:
Avoid strenuous physical activities (eg sports), or any mental effort, because they make it harder to sleep.
Avoid too “heavy” or too “light” meals. Eat your last meal at least two hours before lying down. The fatty or spicy foods are blamed for sleep disorders. Instead, an evening meal with carbohydrates (pasta, rice, bread, legumes, vegetables, fruits) can help you sleep better.
Do not drink large amounts of liquid, because you will be forced to interrupt your sleep to go to the toilet.
Maintain a sleep schedule. If possible, make sure…Read More
Impressive results of research in monkeys
Research conducted in monkeys and published in the journal «Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences» showed that social position affects the immune system.Social Status Affects the Immune System
The research team measured levels of immune cells in macaques monkeys ten groups each of which consisted of five females that were in a different hierarchical position within the group.
Specifically, it appeared that the monkeys that are higher in the hierarchy have more increased activity in the cells associated with immunity.
The investigation found that the levels of the studied cells could lead to the prediction of the position of that monkey in the hierarchy with 80% accuracy.Read More
The severity varies from small black spots on the forehead and nose to the heavy large cysts that can be spread across the face, chest and back,that usually leave scars.
Today we have many weapons to deal with acne, but first we must bust three widespread myths associated with acne that make the lives of patients and the work of dermatologists very difficult.
Myth #1: What you eat affects the incidence and severity of acne
We all know that various foods have been blamed for worsening of acne, featuring chocolate and nuts. Despite the rumors that last for decades, studies have shown no real relationship, so moderate consumption of chocolate and nuts is allowed freely. A category of food that has come under the microscope of researchers in recent years are dairy products from cow’s milk.
Researchers claim that these products contain elevated androgen levels because of forcing animals to continuously produce milk. These androgens contribute to worsening of acne. Women seem to be affected particularly because they have low levels of endogenous androgens in the body. Although these studies are in progress, already some dermatologists recommend total abstinence from cow’s milk and products for at least one semester.
Myth #2: If I wash more often with stronger cleaners pimples will go away
Washing the face and / or the body helps to open the pores and reduce annoying sometimes oily skin.
Excessive use of strong cleaning products brings the opposite effect and destroys the natural protective lipid film and the skin making it vulnerable to external harmful factors and stimulates reactive hypersecretion of sebum that aggravates acne.
The best that a person with acne can do is to obtain a medicinal cleanser that respects the pH of the skin and removes sebum without irritating the skin and use it reasonably, twice a day in the morning and the evening to prepare the skin for local drug therapies.
Myth #3: Acne ends at the end of adolescence
Although acne is a condition that usually appears during adolescence, it is wrong to promise that the pimples will go away with adulthood.
Particularly women, may not develop acne at puberty but later, often around the age of 25 years and a maximum of 10% continue to show symptoms until the fifth decade of their life.
Several times the reason behind acne is a disorder that affects the sex hormones (like polycystic ovary syndrome) or taking certain medications, but in many cases we can’t find hormonal abnormalities in blood tests and must consider the increased sensitivity of the skin receptors, the androgens or other causes that should be investigated by the dermatologist.Read More
Are you feeling “down”? Do you sleep more than usual? Do you feel sadness, pessimism and your mind is constantly plagued by negative thoughts? Are you suffering from depression?
Depression is a disease that affects the brain and must be treated early before it progresses and causes physical problems (eg cardiovascular). That is why it is very important not to confuse the simple “bad mood” with depression, to identify its symptoms as quickly as possible and seek medical help.
How will one know they suffer from depression? The change in eating habits and the consequent weight fluctuations, the lack of interest in things and activities that we once enjoyed and the difficulty in concentrating at work are some of the symptoms that should alarm us. Also, the dark thoughts and prolonged sadness without a cause are very serious signs that should make us think.
The recognition of the problem is the most important step for patients with depression because only then will they make the decision to seek medical help. It is noteworthy that the rates of depression (5% -10% of the general population) in recent years are rapidly increasing.Read More
Get quick energy and workout! Things are often much simpler than we think. You don’t always need an energy drink. Simply because we can play the music loud and move to the beat.Read More
May not help you lose weight
The low-fat, lean foods we choose in an effort to maintain stable or lower our body weight, may have the opposite of the desired effect because they confuse the body, according to a new study.
When tasting a lite snack, the body prepares to receive a lot of calories, but ends up running on very little – and this causes confusion and makes it seek more food.Read More
Low-intensity electromagnetic fields contribute to the reduction of tumor
The first messages from clinical trials of a new form of cancer therapy using low intensity electromagnetic fields are very encouriging, according to a study published in British Journal of Cancer.
The new technique has managed to shrink tumors in patients with liver cancer.