Thursday, 22 December 2011

Can cockroach save your life?

Could cockroach save your life one day. Yes, according to a team of researchers at the University of Nottingham in the UK. Powerful antibiotic properties in the brains of cockroaches and locusts are able to kill more than 90 percent of bacteria- intruders that are often deadly to humans, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and pathogenic Escherichia coli- without harming human cells.
These findings, which were presented at the September 2010 meeting of the Society for General Microbiology in Nottingham, could lead to novel treatments for multi-drug-resistant bacterial infections.
Note: It is available to the public in five to ten years.

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Wrist band that monitor your health

USA based company Jawbone has developed a wristband that keep track of wearer's health. This accessory, called the Up Wristband tracks the user's eating habits, sleep and exercise, working in sync with an application in the user's smartphone. The machine monitors everything the wearer does, ranging from prompting to get up and move if he/she has been sitting still for a long time to recording everything he/she eats. The wristband is durable, water resistant and unobtrusive, and can be worn with any type of dress. Inside it is a motion sensor which records things like steps, calories burned, distance covered, and active versus inactive time. Funnily enough, the machine even nags the user for sitting inactive for too long. The motion sensor even tracks one while sleeping-tracking one's movement to gauge when one falls asleep, how long one sleeps, and how much deep sleep one is getting. The smartphone application then prompts one to take a photo of every meal, and tracks where, when and what one has eaten. A "Feed" screen then offers up-to-date information about how one is doing in respect of health. USA based company Jawbone has developed a wristband that keep track of wearer's health.

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

How to handle Menopausal

Age of Menopause always relate to your mom's age of menopause. It also has some relation with reserve of eggs in the ovary. Only 1% of women will reach menopause at the age of 40. Around 90% of women reach menopause at the age of 55. Lot of women wondering whether they have gone through menopause or not. Here are some of symptoms to find it: hot flashes,night sweats, irregular periods, loss of libido, mood swings, vaginal dryness, and sleep problem. Above are most common symptoms, but few experienced symptoms like ""brain fog" and some experience allergies. You may also experience some of your body changes like change in body odor, fatigue, thinning of hair or hair loss or increase in facial hair, mental confusion(difficulty in concentrating, disorientation), Head ache, dizziness, weight gain, breast pain, burning tongue, burning roof of mouth, digestive problem, gum problems(increased bleeding), anxiety, depression and memory loss. It is a difficult period for women to pass through. There are ways to handle this with effectiveness. I have read several articles to handle menopause. I am sharing some of them with you: Well balanced diet:Eat fruits, vegetables, and whole grain which is rich in vitamin C and carotene, dont add flavor in food. Well balanced food will help you get necessary proteins and vitamins in right proportion. Choose food with low fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol. Avoid food and drinks containing processed sugar Control your weight:A well balanced diet can help you in this. Some herbal treatment:Agnus Castus(Vitex or chaseberry) helps in dealing with hot flashes.Wild yam root, black cohosh also reduces hot flashes. Regular check up: Get regular check ups and continue the prescribed vitamin supplement. Avoid drinks: It is believed that coffee trigger hot flashes. Some says that cutting caffeine, flours and refined sugars makes huge difference in menopausal symptoms. Exercise: Exercise can help you a lot. Exercise such as walking, dancing, hop in pool, Yoga, Tai chi will help you release tension in your muscles and helps in flexibility of your muscles.