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  2. At first, Gillian Genser thought the headaches and vomiting were just the latest signs of autoimmune disorders she had battled for years. But then the symptoms got stranger. She felt agitated. She’d wake up nearly unable to move. Hearing vanished from one ear. Her muscles cramped and her speech slurred. What was going on? For years, doctors were baffled by what was afflicting the Toronto-based sculptor. Then, a blood test three years ago came back positive for heavy-metal poisoning. And Genser realized her art was killing her. “I was flabbergasted,” Genser, 59, told The Washington Post. “Absolutely flabbergasted." For 15 years, Genser had been grinding up mussel shells to create a sculpture of Adam, the first man. She had no idea, though, that mussels can accumulate toxins, like lead and arsenic, over years of feeding in polluted waters. When Genser breathed in the shell dust or touched the powdery remains, some of that metal made its way into her body, too. Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2018/12/03/an-artist-suffered-mysterious-symptoms-years-then-she-realized-her-sculpture-was-poisoning-her/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.69035353d621
  3. We explore the history of blood types and how they are classified to find out what makes the Rh-null type important to science and dangerous for those who live with it. KEVIN DICKINSON 07 October, 2018 Fewer than 50 people worldwide have 'golden blood' — or Rh-null. Blood is considered Rh-null if it lacks all of the 61 possible antigens in the Rh system. It's also very dangerous to live with this blood type, as so few people have it. Golden blood sounds like the latest in medical quackery. As in, get a golden blood transfusion to balance your tantric midichlorians and receive a free charcoal ice cream cleanse. Don't let the New-Agey moniker throw you. Golden blood is actually the nickname for Rh-null, the world's rarest blood type. As Mosaic reports, the type is so rare that only about 43 people have been reported to have it worldwide, and until 1961, when it was first identified in an Aboriginal Australian woman, doctors assumed embryos with Rh-null blood would simply die in utero. But what makes Rh-null so rare, and why is it so dangerous to live with? To answer that, we'll first have to explore why hematologists classify blood types the way they do. Read more: https://bigthink.com/surprising-science/rarest-blood-type-world?rebelltitem=1#rebelltitem1
  4. Queen Esther

    Keto Food Pyramid

    This Keto Food Pyramid, alias Atkins Diet, is very unhealthy for our body. I will look for another pyramid and link , the people can thinking about and better decide, what is really good. - Thanks ! .
  5. Chemotherapy side-effects may soon be a thing of the past. Scientists have invented a small 3-D printed cylinder to one day place in patients’ veins to absorb excess chemicals that otherwise damage the body.
  6. Source: https://www.pexels.com/photo/man-in-maroon-tank-top-763219/ Important Things You Should Know About a Migraine Are there recurring pains that come to your head which is first moderate then becomes severe in the long run? Do the pain in your head is throbbing or pulsing? Does the pain often occur on one side of your head occur? Are you feeling weak or nausea? Are you experiencing sensitivity to sound or light? If all of your answer or most of the questions, the answer is yes. Probably, you might have a migraine. There are many factors that a migraine develops. It may be the result of abnormal activity that your brain works. It can affect your nerves communication and the chemicals and the blood vessels in your mind. Sometimes, because genetic reasons, it can trigger someone’s migraine. There are chances that a person’s headache activates when they encounter. If a person is not able to know how a migraine becomes active, there is a high risk of being attacked to this severe headache. A Migraine Triggers Most During: 1. Diet practices. Some beverages contribute most in migraine attack – alcohol and caffeine. Other specific foods also that includes chocolate, peanut, cheese, citrus fruits, and foods that contain additive tyramine. If the person has irregular meal time and particular circumstances of getting dehydrated migraine triggers. 2. Emotional triggers. Since emotions are connected to psychological being of a person, once he may feel stress, depressed, anxious, excited, and even shock, it can activate his migraine. 3. Environment. Since one of the symptoms of having migraine its sensitivity to light, you expect that once there are flickering screens, strong smells, second-hand smoke, or even loud noises in the environment, it can cause your migraine to attack. Aside from that, if temperature changes, you are closed to a stuffy room, or having bright lights in the surroundings that annoy your eyes, can also make a migraine start. 4. Hormonal changes. Most cases this happens to girls during their menstruation. It is because whenever girls have their monthly periods, their hormone level changes. 5. Medication. Due to other conditions which you have felt before, you might have specific drugs that include sleeping pills, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) drugs, or combined contraceptive pill. All of these may trigger a migraine. 6. Physical causes. Your body’s low blood sugar or jet lag can be a cause. If you are tired and does not have enough sleep, your shoulder or neck tensions, you have poor posture, or physical overexertion can trigger a migraine. Despite these possible causes to trigger your migraine, you can fight whenever it attacks if you have prepared yourself for treatments. If you have consulted your doctor, it is much better so that he can help you manage it. However, if you were not able to talk to your doctor, some treatments can help you make your migraine less painful. Migraine Treatments The treatment plan should depend on certain factors your age, type of your migraine, number of attacks, other health conditions, any severe symptoms of attacks. The treatment focuses on giving relief to the signs and preventing severe additional migraine attacks. The procedure may be a combination of the following: 1. Self-care remedies for a migraine 2. Adjustments in lifestyle like stress management and avoiding activities that trigger a migraine 3. Engaging in exercises, relaxation techniques, and biofeedback 4. Prescription migraine medication that you take as soon as headache starts which may include Axert drug. 5. Hormone therapy could help women who mostly experience the attack of severe headache during the menstruation cycle. 6. Counseling 7. Alternative care 8. You can lie down in a quiet and dark room. Make sure to rest your eyes. 9. Massage scalp or temples 10. You can place a cold cloth over the forehead or behind the neck. 11. You need to drink plenty of water. Takeaway It is worth knowing the important things that cause your migraine. At the same time, with an underlying treatment, it could have. Most of the time, when a headache occurs, and it becomes severe, people rely most on medicine that could help them ease the pain. So to lessen the burden of rattling whenever migraine attacks, it is suggested that you need to bring with you always medicine that will help you the most. Thus, it is timely and relevant to grab one of the offered discounts by Pharma Quotes for cases like you. To avail the promo, grab and secure an Axert Coupon as soon as possible. With this, you will always be ready with or without migraine attack.
  7. Nicole SG

    Intermittent Fasting & Hunger

    I read somewhere that it is not recommendable to fast over 13 hours, it could mess with your hormones too.
  8. Some interesting information I read about one of my diseases Infectious (Septic) ArthritisInfectious arthritis is an infection in a joint. It may also be referred to as septic arthritis. It occurs when an infection caused by a bacteria or virus spreads to a joint or the fluid surrounding the joint. This fluid is called the synovial fluid. This infection usually begins in another area of the body and spreads through the bloodstream to the joint tissue. The infection may also enter the body through surgery, open wounds, or injections. The symptoms of infectious arthritis can vary depending on your age and the medications you’re taking. The symptoms may include: severe pain that worsens with movement swelling of the joint warmth and redness around the joint a fever chills fatigue weakness decreased appetite a rapid heart rate irritability An arthrocentesis is a test frequently used to diagnose this condition. It involves inserting a needle into the affected joint to take a sample of synovial fluid. The sample is sent to the lab to be examined for color, consistency, and the presence of white blood cells and bacteria. The information from this test can tell your doctor if you have an infection in the joint and what is causing the infection. Your doctor may also take a blood sample from you. This is another way to check your white blood cell count and to determine if any bacteria are present in your bloodstream. This information can help your doctor determine the severity of the infection. How Is Infectious Arthritis Treated? Prescription Drugs Treatment for infectious arthritis caused by a bacteria usually begins with antibiotics to kill the bacteria causing the infection. Your doctor will use the information from your tests to choose an antibiotic that’s effective for the type of bacteria present in your joint. The infection needs to be treated promptly and aggressively to prevent osteoarthritis and damage to your joint. As a result, your doctor may order intravenous antibiotics, which are given through your veins. This treats the infection more quickly than oral antibiotics. Most people begin to feel better within 48 hours of their first antibiotic treatment. https://www.healthline.com/health/septic-arthritis
  9. TheWorldNewsOrg

    The Harmful Effects of Vaping

    The tiny pod of e-liquid in a Juul has the equivalent nicotine of approximately 20 cigarettes — an entire pack — according to the company's website. Most educators, parents and students "don't realize how much nicotine is in there, or that there's even any nicotine," she says. "That's what the research tells us." Bolcoa works with students as part of the Breathe Easy team, a club at high schools backed by Jefferson County's Tobacco-Free Youth program, to educate students, parents and administrators about the larger risks of tobacco use and Juuls. An educational video the team posted on Facebook tells viewers that "Juuls and other e-products are disguised to look like pens, flash drives."
  10. I heard one lady won a case against a Pharma giant alleging Baby Powder was the cause:
  11. admin

    DR1 allele

    Is common among centenarians.... I would like to know if I have this gene.... but haven't seen any specific test I can pay for to find out. Any ideas?
  12. Health and Medicine

    As harmful as dehydration?

    (Image caption: Hydration sensing neurons (red) and the glial cells (green) in a 🐭 brain. Essentially, when overhydration is detected by glial cells in the brain, the Trpv4 channel triggers the release of taurine, which inhibit hydration sensing neurons) As harmful as dehydration? We are all familiar with the drawbacks of dehydration, but we rarely hear about the harmful effects of overhydration. It is known that excess fluid accumulation can lead to dangerously low sodium levels in the blood or hyponatremia – a life-threatening condition that can result in brain swelling. Similarly, more is known about the mechanisms in the body that detect and drive thirst while little is known about how the brain detects a state of overhydration. “[Hyponatremia] occurs in common pathological conditions, including brain injury, sepsis, cardiac failure and in the use of drugs, such as MDMA (ecstasy),” says Dr. Charles Bourque, whose team from the Centre for Research in Neuroscience at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) uncovered a 🔑 piece to the puzzle of how our brains detect hyponatremia and regulate overhydration. The new study featured in Cell Reports unearths the fundamental mechanism of how hyponatremia is detected in the brain. “Our specific data will be important for people studying hydromineral and fluid electrolyte homeostasis, and clinicians who treat patients faced with hyponatremia,” reports Dr. Bourque, who is a scientist in the Brain Repair and Integrative Neuroscience Program (BRAIN) at the RI-MUHC and a professor in McGill’s Department of Neurology. This condition is more common in elderly patients and can cause cognitive problems and seizures in this vulnerable group. While it remains uncertain how hyponatremia develops, a defect in the hydration sensing mechanism of the brain could be the culprit. No strangers to studying the mechanisms of hydration in the body, Dr. Bourque’s team, located at the Montreal General 🏥, has also made several 🔑 discoveries in the past on how the brain detects and prevents dehydration; how salt intake increases blood pressure; and how the brain’s biological 🕜 stimulates thirst prior to 💤. In this instance, experiments by first study’s author Sorana Ciura, a PhD student in Dr. Bourque’s laboratory, who is now at the Institut Imagine, Hôpital Necker-Enfants Malades in Paris, revealed that the brain’s hydration sensing neurons don’t detect overhydration in the same way that they detect dehydration. Inhibiting hydration sensing neurons The new research shows that overhydration activates Trpv4, which is a cellular gatekeeper implicated in maintaining the balance of 💧 in the body. Trpv4 is a calcium channel that can be found in glial cells, which are cells that act to surround hydration sensing neurons. “Our study shows that it is in fact glial cells that first detect the overhydrated state and then transfer this information to turn off the electrical activity of the [hydration sensing] neurons,” explains Dr. Bourque. The researchers also found that it is the release of the amino acid taurine that acts to inhibit hydration sensing neurons. Essentially, when overhydration is detected by glial cells, the Trpv4 channel triggers the release of taurine, which acts as a trip wire to inhibit hydration sensing neurons. Hope for patients with hyponatremia The brain’s ability to detect excess hydration is essential to maintaining fluid balance in the body and preventing conditions like hyponatremia. “Preclinical models of hyponatremia will be used to examine if the mechanism we report is affected in this condition with the long-term objective of designing new treatments or diagnostic tools,” says Dr. Bourque. “Hyponatremia is common with as many as one-quarter of hospitalized patients suffering from a traumatic brain injury developing the condition,” says Dr. Judith Marcoux, a neurosurgeon at the Montreal General 🏥 of the MUHC, who collaborates with Professor Bourque to define the basis for the emergence of hyponatremia in patients that suffer from a traumatic brain injury (TBI). “Nothing is really known about the mechanisms that lead to hyponatremia in these patients,” Dr. Marcoux adds. ‘’Hyponatremia can have catastrophic consequences such as causing seizures or leading to a coma, and raised intracranial pressure can cause further damage to the brain, which can lead to a decrease in neurological and functional outcomes for patients. ”
  13. Probably due to walking around a cold house littered with empty beer cans, with only a Santa beard, a Pajama top, mumbling incoherently "Hoh...Ho...hoah."
  14. Guest

    What does vaping do to your teeth?

    The Global Vape Shop Database has undergone many changes over the last few months and is now looking much leaner and meaner. Sell to Vape Shops with the Global Vape Shop Database The Global Vape Shop Database is a long kept secret that is the reason for the success of many e-liquid brands and vape distributors and wholesalers in the USA, UK and around the world. Plainly speaking, the database gives you access to vape shop contact details from all over the world including name, address, telephone number, website, email and social media links. This database covers USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, all EU countries, Russia and CIS countries, South Africa, parts of Middle East, Asia and much more! Connecting the Dots between your Products and Vape Shops This database is ideal for connecting your vape products with vape shops around the world. Over 500 e-liquid brands are using this vape store database for over 4 years now to increase their turnover and global presence. It is a no-brainer, if you sell vape products then you need to get into vape shops. There is no better and cheaper way to do it than to use this vape store database. What you will receive You will receive an Excel file with all the vape shop contact details. Vape Shops are divided by country using individual tabs inside the spreadsheet. You will receive future updates to your inbox automatically for FREE. As you can see from the update log, the database is updated very frequently to bring you the latest contact details. Some Bad News I was told that the price of this database will increase dramatically over the next two weeks due to the sheer amount of work that is going into updating and maintaining this database. This database is collated using public sources as well as regular visits to vape expos around the world during which business cards are collected and the contact details are added to the database. There are some vape shops that are simply too difficult to find online either due to the language barrier or the fact that they do not have much online exposure. Some Good News The price of the database has been frozen for the next two weeks. Do not miss your change to get your hands on thousands of vape shop contact details and significantly expand your vape business. Get your copy at [SPAM LINK DELETED]
  15. Sadly this is too late for Michael Jackson and Prince. Fentanyl and Dilaudid are EXTRAORDINARILY DANGEROUS! Both can cause sudden respiratory arrest. Although... won't this make the price go up now? AND... China gets to keep manufacturing it? What happened to bringing jobs back to the US? Oh...so many questions.
  16. et moi pour trop d’acidité j'ai acheté une tisane anti acide et résulta super , comme ça pas de prendre la pompe à protons.
  17. All these things can be ameliorated and mitigated by generous infusions of LOTS of beer. Drink a six-pack of beer and your kidneys will re-discover themselves.
  18. Check this warning out: (Of course I think they were thinking LARGE doses when they wrote it) ?
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