Preventing Vaginal Thrush

Posted by hidup sehat On Friday, December 30, 2011 0 comments

Health statistics tell us that over 50 percent of all women will develop a vaginal yeast infection — also known as vaginal thrush — over the course of their lives. This annoying infection is caused by the Candida albicans yeast, a type of fungus that overgrows and causes infection in the moist, dark and airless environment of the vagina.  It is characterized by a red, itchy and sore rash around the entrance to the vagina and vulva, irritation and often biting pain. Some women also have embarrassing discharge and odor, and experience pain during urination and intercourse.

In many cases, however, new infections or aggravation of existing ones can be prevented by making some simple lifestyle choices:

Don’t wear tight clothes
Any clothing, such as tight jeans, synthetic leggings or tight-fitting underwear that reduces the air flow around the genital area, can create an environment that encourages Candida growth.  Stick to natural materials that don’t cling or bind and avoid tight fitting synthetics at all times.

Stay clean and perfume-free
vaginal thrush
It’s important to wash the vaginal area every day, but take care not to use a soap or deodorants that irritate the skin. Although they may seem harmless, perfumed soaps and vaginal deodorants can alter the delicate balance of micro-organisms in your vagina that are thought to keep Candida albicans in check.

Be careful with sanitary products
Change your tampons or sanitary pads on a regular basis when you’re menstruating or if you wear pads the rest of the month because of vaginal discharge. Never use scented sanitary products, because they can alter the pH of your vaginal area and encourage yeast growth.

most read! Imported Jewelry Can Pose Danger

Posted by hidup sehat On Wednesday, December 28, 2011 0 comments

A 1-year-old boy living in New York City had a rapid increase in blood lead levels, and the likely source of the exposure was traced to a Cambodian amulet made from knotted string and metallic beads, according to researchers from the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the CDC.
Testing revealed that the beads contained 45 percent lead, the researchers reported in Jan. 28 issue of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
The boy had worn the amulet — "something to protect him," his father said — since he was 3 months old, and had been seen putting it in his mouth.

10 tip and then add one more idea each day to help improve your memory

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Start with the first tip and then add one more idea each day to help improve your memory:
1. Focus on what you're trying to remember. Take time to think about what you need to remember, whether it's a list of names, chores, or items to buy. Spending a few moments actively processing your thoughts can make it easier to recall what you need to remember in the future.
2. Link your list. Try to remember several things or ideas at once by linking them together in your mind. If you want to memorize your grocery list, for instance, connect the items you need together

Study Finds Illness, Medical Bills Root Cause of Majority Of U.S. Bankruptcies

Posted by hidup sehat On Tuesday, December 27, 2011 0 comments

Unemployment is high and retirement accounts have virtually disappeared for many folks in the wake of the current recession. Housing prices have plummeted, too. So it comes as no surprise that data just released by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts shows the total number of U.S. bankruptcies filed during the first three months of 2009 increased 34.5 percent over the same period in 2008. But what is surprising is a new Harvard study published in the August 2009 issue of The American Journal of Medicine which reveals financial woes starting hitting Americans even before the officially recognized economic downturn -- and the main culprit was illness and medical bills.

Disease ridden patients refuse to make lifestyle changes

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Several studies have found that even a heart attack or bout with cancer does not inspire patients to make the change to a healthy lifestyle. One might believe that being diagnosed with cancer or suffering a heart attack would inspire a patient to make changes. Unfortunately, the results of several studies expose the reality that patients are unwilling to take responsibility for their own health.

Symptoms of Ear Infections for healthy

Posted by hidup sehat On Thursday, December 22, 2011 0 comments

The symptoms for ear infection are
unwanted and unusual pain inside the ear lobe; excessive pressure build-up that sounds as if the ear is unable to hear the sounds available in the surroundings or even due to fluid found inside.


Effective Penis Enlargement Method

Posted by hidup sehat On Monday, December 19, 2011 7 comments

Can penis extenders really benefit men? Using penis extenders enlarge the penis naturally over time. It is a recognized method of enlarging the penis.

A penis extender is inserted into the penis to stretch it for several hours every day. This device has fared well in a number of scientific tests. Penis extenders can also be used along with other penile enlargement methods like enhancement pills and exercises.

8 Ancient Medical Practices Still In Use Today

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We have always desired to live forever and escape death. We discovered that the answer to achieve this immortality was health. Because with good health comes a long life. Ever since then, mankind has been investing in ways to improve and preserve our health.
With the introduction of new and efficient technology, some of these prehistoric medical practices have been abandoned. While surprisingly, some continue to this day. The following are ten of these medical practices that have stood the test of time. The list is arranged in alphabetical order.
Cauterization is the medical process of burning a wound hence destroying tissue to close it and prevent potential infections or blood loss. This was conceptualized by Hippocrates the “father of medicine”. He outlined the process in “Hippocratic Corpus”.

Men Often Misread Women's Sexual

Posted by hidup sehat On Friday, December 16, 2011 0 comments

In what should come as no surprise to any woman who's spent time in the dating world, a certain type of guy tends to think all women want him, while other guys just can't seem to pick up on the cues.
The study included 96 male and 103 female U.S. college undergraduates who took part in a "speed-meeting" exercise that involved talking for three minutes to each of five members of the opposite sex.
Before the exercise, the participants rated their own attractiveness and were assessed for their desirefor a short-term sexual encounter. After each conversation, the participants rated the other person on a number of measures, including physical attractiveness and their perceived sexual interest.

Vaccine attacks breast cancer in 2012

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United States said Monday they have developed a vaccine that attacks tumors in mice, a breakthrough they hope will help fight breast, colon, ovarian and pancreatic cancer in humans.
Although studies on mice often do not translate directly into remedies that work for human subjects, researchers are hopeful because of the strength of the vaccine and the particular approach it takes.
"This vaccine elicits a very strong immune response," said study co-senior author Geert-Jan Boons, a professor of chemistry and a researcher in the University of Georgia Cancer Center.
"It activates all three components of the immune system to reduce tumor size by an average of 80 percent."
The vaccine works by training the immune system to attack tumors that have a protein known asMUC1 on the surface of their cells, according to the study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Do Men Think About Sex?

Posted by hidup sehat On Thursday, December 15, 2011 0 comments

It's amazing the way people will spout off these fake statistics that men think about sex nearly constantly and so much more often than women do," lead author Terri Fisher, a professor of psychology, said in a university news release. "When a man hears a statement like that, he might think there's something wrong with him because he's not spending that much time thinking about sexuality, and when women hear about this, if they spend significant time thinking about sex they might think there's something wrong with them."

healthy libido MIA

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 In a recent survey published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, more than one in three women admitted to experiencing low sexual desire in the past month. Hello--that's more than 40 million of us! While men can pop Viagra (those lucky bastards), women can't quick-fix their lack of desire with a magic pill. For us, there's more to it than blood flow.

But there's good news: According to experts, once you ID the possible causes of your lukewarm libido, you can start homing in on a solution. "Take the time to assess yourself--not just physically but emotionally and mentally--and you'll be able to see what might be holding you back," says Patti Britton, Ph.D., a Los Angeles sexologist and author of The Art of Sex Coaching.

7 Health Benefits of Passion Fruit

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Our bodies need vitamins, because the vitamin is not produced by the body, then we can get it from fruits. The fruits are very good for health. Passiflora edulis, better known by the name of the passion fruit is a fruit native to South America, usually the skin of the fruit is dark purple or bright yellow, and it was unique and refreshing.

Passion fruit juice or often made as frequently added to other fruit drinks, to add flavor. There also are made from passion fruit jam. Actually, the passion fruit has many health benefits, so in this article we will discuss the health benefits of passion fruit.


when full activity,Adults Can Stay Up

Posted by hidup sehat On Tuesday, December 13, 2011 0 comments

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder / ADHD long as it’s better known in children. But for nearly two decades of research showing that behavior disorder can also live up to adult age but still be treated.
To establish criteria for ADHD in adolescents and adults, the psychiatry is now in the process of rewriting the manual of mental illness, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) which will be published in 2013.

Tips To Safe Swimming While Pregnant

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Swimming can be done from the first trimester pregnant women until the third. Only pregnant women should be careful when swimming before delivery.
Because most mother’s womb, and increasing burden, care for pregnant women easily fall or slip. Being comfortable and safe swimming during pregnancy, the following tips: * Swim with ease.
Avoid jerking or movements of swimming style that is draining a lot of energy.

Online Pharmacy Prescriptions

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 First, you look for an Internet pharmacy that suits your needs. Then, you go undergo an online consultation with one of that pharmacy’s doctors, who will then decide if your condition warrants a prescription or not. If it’s a yes, then you can have that prescription filled through the same Internet pharmacy. 

There is, however, one disadvantage to this process as medical consultations rarely come for free. If you’re unlucky enough to choose an online pharmacy that overcharges for consultations with their physicians, be prepared to break the bank. On a side note, some types of insurance may not cover an online medical consultation, which means you’ll have to shell out extra bucks on top of your online drugstore purchase. 

Why Are Youngsters More Prone to Contract Genital Warts?

Posted by hidup sehat On Friday, December 9, 2011 12 comments
 They are dragging themselves into unsafe sex practices due to their promiscuous nature. This casual nature has come from the thinking that youngsters want to do what they like and do not want to follow footpaths of the older generations. Condoms and other preventive measures are always seen as barrier to the pleasure of sex by youngsters. But the fact is that apart from protecting you from sexually transmitted infections (STIs), condoms can also provide you the same sexual pleasure, in fact some condom types can provide more pleasure.