Many doctors discouraging HPV vaccination, study finds
The researchers found that 27% of doctors surveyed said they do not strongly endorse HPV vaccination.
Lately some Ted talk discussions, led me to quickly download a book, “ Daring Greatly” by B Brown. No doubt this is a great book that actually helps understand not alone, how we behave, but also how we think and analyse situations around us. But there is More…..
The flu is an infection that can cause fever, cough, body aches, and other symptoms. There are different forms of the flu, including the “seasonal” flu, the 2009-2010 pandemic H1N1 flu (also called the “swine” flu), and the bird flu. All forms of the flu are caused by viruses. The medical term for the flu is “influenza.”
To avoid exposure you can:
●Wash your hands often with soap and water, or use alcohol hand rubs
●Stay away from people you know are sick
●Get the flu vaccine every year
A study in Diabetes Care revealed pregnant women who carried a male had lower beta-cell function and higher blood glucose levels than those who carried a female fetus. Researchers also found significantly higher odds of gestational diabetes among women who carried a male fetus, particularly among older and non-white women.
At Euan Ashley’s lab in Palo Alto, the director of Stanford’s Center for Inherited Cardiovascular Disease has gathered DNA from 200 world-class runners, skiers and other athletes after hooking them up to a brutal exercise test to separate the best. He plans to eventually sequence DNA from more than a thousand of the world’s fittest people.
A new study has shown a J-shaped relationship between sleep duration and future stroke risk, with a particularly strong signal associated with long sleep duration.
Investigators at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom found that short sleep was associated with an 18% increased stroke risk (not statistically significant), and long sleep was associated with a 46% increase in stroke risk after adjustment for conventional cardiovascular disease risk factors and comorbidities.
Of all yoga practices known to me so far, pranayama is my favorite. And of all the pranayama practices, Ujjayi tops the list. Here’s why: The word Ujjay means victorious in Sanskrit. One is not entirely certain why this particular pranayama has been named as such, but I imagine it generates so much prana, one has little choice but to conquer disease with it. And precisely because of the high energy state of mind that results from the practice of Ujjayi, it is also been given the name psychic breath.
Clarissa Garcia, American Heart Association shared a link with me today on a report regarding salt intake and the primary take home message is, ” It described a healthy eating pattern as rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fish/seafood, legumes, and nuts; moderate in non- and low-fat dairy products and alcohol; lower in red and processed meats; and low in sugar-sweetened foods and beverages and refined grains (i.e., grains that are stripped of some of their nutrients and thus are not whole grains).”