Petrous (word of the day)- Its means, something, as hard as a stone and meets the requirements of our blog post today- Cholesterol Plaque, killer deposits that could lead to serious heart condition.

CholeterolFirst the dental plaque: Dental plaque is a film or mass of bacteria that grows on surfaces within the mouth. It appears or can be identifies as a while/pale yellow “ Layer of Slime ” found between two teeth. This may appear dark brown or black in case some smokers and individuals who may refrain from regular dental check-ups or cleaning (scaling) as and when required.

A dental plaque deposit gets harder with time if not treated (scaled out timely) and occasionally your dentist may need a 90 bend tool to scrape or pull this thing between your through to get this stone hard thing away from you, leaving you bleeding but smiling eventually.

FDA Warns Against Testosterone Overuse- can cause heart problems

The Food and Drug Administration is warning doctors against over-prescribing testosterone-boosting drugs for men, saying the popular treatments have not been established as safe or effective for common age-related issues like low libido and fatigue.

Testosterone supplements may increase the risk of heart attack, stroke and other heart problems, FDA said. Drugmakers must add information about that potential risk to their prescribing labels and conduct a long-term study to further examine the issue, the FDA said.

Today, a report from a panel of the nation’s top nutrition experts urged Americans to adopt healthier eating habits and reduce the sodium they eat.

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).”

The Gambling Game: Clot vs Bleeding

atrial fibrilationAmongst some definitions of the web search one can define, Atrial fibrillation is an irregular and often rapid heart rate that commonly causes poor blood flow to the body. Stroke on the other hand is, a medical emergency. Strokes happen when blood flow to your brain stops. Within minutes, brain cells begin to die. There are two kinds of stroke. The more common kind, called ischemic stroke, is caused by a blood clot that blocks or plugs a blood vessel in the brain. The other kind, called hemorrhagic stroke, is caused by a blood vessel that breaks and bleeds into the brain.

Excessive running could kill you: study :: jogging lightly on a regular basis could extend your life

Regular light jogging may put you on the road to a longer life, a new study suggests.
 Results are published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Researchers registered 28 deaths among joggers and 128 among sedentary non-joggers. In general, the joggers were younger, had lower blood pressure and body mass index, and had a lower prevalence of smoking and diabetes.

Cancer Risk Greater From e-Cigs Than Regular Cigarettes?- May be yes!

ecigJanuary 23, 2015 Pam. Medscape news:

Researchers have found excessive levels of formaldehyde, an established carcinogen, in the vapor produced by e-cigarettes when the devices are used at high voltage. The cancer risk from this unexpected finding is much greater than from conventional cigarettes.

Weltanschauung- a German word- meaning image of the universe and humanity’s relation to it. Try and you can relate this to health.

This is what it is made from , in 1868, from German Weltanschauungfrom welt “world” + anschauung “perception”. Once i googled this word and health i could see a company by the name perception health existing and helping me connect the word with health almost instantly. 

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