Consumption of Excess Salt is FataL

We know that from salt we get adequate amount of sodium which helps us in bone development majorly. Salty foods are not only tasty but without salt, most of us are not habitual to have food. But, too much concentration of salt in blood can be fatal too. The main diseases which originate from more salt consumption are hypertension, type 2 diabetes.
Report of WHO and FAO shows that a person needs to consume less than 5 gm of sodium chloride ( or 2 gm or sodium ) per day. Report also says, salt in blood
entering by foods can affect the state of blood pressure. The less one consumes the salt, the less probability of getting risk of diseases like stroke, coronary heart disease. A gram of sodium chloride means 393.4 mg of sodium. We are getting salts by various means or foods like vegetables, fruits so better go for health than taste and its better not to take junk or fast foods like french fries which contains more salt then our body needs.
According to American Health Department, 23 thousand in New york and 8 lakhs in whole US dies from ailments like stroke, high blood pressure, heart attack. 3gms per day of salt consumption is okay.
Another research done by Calgary University, medicine, pharmacology therapeutics and community health science, found that excess amount of salt in blood can also invite clinical obesity. Mr. Norm Campbell (professor of the department) mentioned that over consumption can also leads  to stone formation in kidney, osteoporosis, gastric, cancer. Therefore, to complete the iodine a normal body requires, we should check the level of salt in our foods because excess salt is fatal indeed.

Cow's Ghee save from cancer

                     Cow's GHEE SAVES  FROM CANCER
Ghee of cow has always been known to be pure  from ancient Hindu philosophy so it has been the unavoidable content to use in many rituals of Hindus. And this has been verified by a recent research done by scientists.
Research was done in India's National dairy association. This research found out that the ghee of cow can decrease the probability of Intestine cancer as well as Breast cancer. Dr. B.K Cansal (Biochemistry head of the department) has done this research with his two associates for 6 years. He found out that, the ghee also diminishes the rapid speed of cancer spreading cells to develop further.
Dr. Cansal and team gave DMH drug (which develops cancer) to two different groups of rats. One group was given the soybean oil and another was given the ghee of cow equally on a daily basis. The team found out that the speed of cancer developing cells differ in two groups.
The speed of cancer spreading for rats which were given soybean oil was recorded as 65.4% while the speed for group  with cow's ghee was recorded as 26.6% which was half. The tumor also found to be small in size for this group.

Health Insurance for better living

We all know that, there is nothing important and necessary but being healthy. If we are healthy from mind and body we can achieve whatever we like. But due to many vulnerabilities, we get ill. When we became ill, we just take medicines and treat to make us fit and fine, this is the normal process.
But, healthcare is not that easy. We, do insurance of our life, vehicles, home etc etc but hadn't time to think about our health. So, to assure self for better living, insurance of health is also an important action as like investing in other insurance.
There are various company launched for health insurance which can help you to recover if you suffer from simple to severe or chronic illness and even if you need to go for expensive surgery...
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Cancer (medicine), new growth of tissue resulting from a continuous proliferation of abnormal cells that have the ability to invade and destroy other tissues.Cancer, which may arise from any type of cell and in any body tissue, is not a single disease but a large number of diseases classified according to the tissue and type of cell of origin. Several hundred such classes exist, constituting three major subtypes: The first, sarcomas, arise from connective and supportive tissue, such as bone, cartilage, nerve, blood vessels, muscle, and fat. The second, carcinomas, which include the most frequently occurring forms of human cancer, arise from epithelial tissue, such as the skin and the lining of the body cavities and organs, and glandular tissue, such as that of the breast and prostate. Carcinomas with a flaky structure resembling skin are termed squamous-cell carcinomas. Those that resemble glandular tissue are called adenocarcinomas. The third subtype, leukemias and lymphomas, include the cancers that involve blood-forming tissue and are typified by the enlargement of the lymph nodes, the invasion of the spleen and bone marrow, and the overproduction of immature white blood cells.

Many people are now successfully treated for cancer. For example, it is estimated that, out of more than 5 million Americans who have had cancer, 3 million have survived more than five years, and nearly all the survivors can be regarded as cured. The modern approach to cancer treatment also includes an emphasis on the patient’s quality of life—both physical and mental.

There are many forms of cancer where the chances of survival are many times better than they were just a few years ago. Developments in the field of children’s cancers are perhaps the most encouraging. For instance, 90 per cent of children recover from Hodgkin’s disease, whereas 30 years ago only about half survived. Other forms of cancer, such as non-Hodgkin’s disease, some leukaemias, and testicular cancer, can be successfully treated, as can certain forms of non-invasive bladder cancer, which, if detected early, can be contained over a period of several years.

The death rate from cancer has fallen progressively in people under 50, probably because healthier habits and environment have reduced prolonged exposure to carcinogens. Earlier diagnosis, which is absolutely vital in all cases, and improved treatments are also involved. This drop is expected to extend to older age groups as these younger people age.

Decreases in the number of smokers in some countries are starting to have an impact on the cancer figures. For instance, in the United Kingdom the number of deaths from lung cancer in men has finally started to decline. Unfortunately, the number of women dying from it is still going up; Scottish women have the highest rate of death from lung cancer in the world.

The overall risk of death from cancer has increased over the past 30 years. This is because cancer is mainly a disease of older age and, as greater success is achieved at preventing early deaths from other illnesses such as heart disease, more people are living long enough to reach an age where their cancer risk increases.
Cancer is the leading cause of death in adults in the United Kingdom and the second leading cause of death in adults in the rest of the Western world. In the United Kingdom in 2002 it was responsible for 155,180 deaths; it is also one of the leading causes of death from disease in children between the ages of 1 and 14. However, despite this, it is still rare in young people. In the United Kingdom cancer affects about 1 in 650 children.

The age-adjusted death rate per 100,000 population from all cancers in males is 246.5 in Hungary (one of the highest), as compared to 83.5 in Mexico (one of the lowest). For women, it is 139.8 in Denmark and 62.3 in Mauritius. The rates for England and Wales are 179.2 for males and 125.7 for females; in the United States, the rate is 164.4 for men and 110.6 for women. For particular cancers, the difference between countries may be as high as 40-fold. Evidence from studies of populations that have migrated from one geographical area to another suggests that these variations are due to differences in lifestyle rather than ethnic origin. This is consistent with other evidence that most cancers are predominately related to environmental causes rather than heredity, although the two may interact.

The cancers that cause the most deaths in Europe and the United States are those of the lung, bowel (colorectal), breast, prostate, and stomach. Together they account for about half of cancer deaths. These are also the most common types of cancer along with skin cancer. Skin cancer is the first or second most common cancer in many Western countries such as the United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom. Fortunately, with the exception of malignant melanoma (the rarest and most serious form), skin cancers are rarely fatal.
In some people, however, there are also inherited gene defects that can give a potential cancerous cell a head start. Genes are made of deoxyribonulceic acid (DNA—the cell’s chemical “instruction manual”—see Nucleic Acids) and are found in the centre of the cell in structures known as chromosomes. Humans have 23 pairs of chromosomes and over 50,000 genes. If a chromosome is likened to a book, each gene is a paragraph; a fault in a gene may be likened to a misprint.
Every time a cell divides a copy is made of the DNA. Sometimes an error occurs and a new cell ends up with an altered gene—a mutation. If the mutation occurs in a gene that normally controls cell growth, that cell may acquire the potential to become a cancer cell.

A cancerous growth, or neoplasm, is therefore clonal—that is, all its cells are descendants of a single cell. These cells have escaped the control of the normal forces regulating cellular growth. Resembling embryonic cells, they are unable to differentiate or mature into an adult, functioning state. As these cells multiply, they may form a mass known as a tumor, which enlarges and continues to grow without regard to the function of the tissue of origin.

The body has ways of fighting back against mutations and a number of faults has to accumulate before a tumour develops. This can take a long time, which is why cancer is mainly a disease of older people; for instance, 95 per cent of bowel cancers occur in those over 50.
Almost all cancers form tumours, but not all tumours are cancerous, or malignant; the greatest number are benign (not threatening to health). Benign tumours are characterized by entirely localized growth and are usually separated from neighbouring tissue by a surrounding capsule. Benign tumours generally grow slowly, and in structure closely resemble the tissue of origin. In some instances they may endanger the patient by obstructing, compressing, or displacing neighbouring structures, as in the brain. A few benign tumours, such as polyps of the colon, may be precancerous.

The most significant attribute of malignant tumours is their ability to spread beyond the site of origin. Cancer may invade neighbouring tissues by direct extension or infiltration, or it may disseminate to distant sites, forming secondary growths known as metastases. The routes and sites of metastases vary with different primary cancers:

(1) When a cancer extends through the surface of the organ of origin into a cavity, cells may break away from the surface and become implanted on the surface of adjacent organs.

(2) Tumour cells may migrate into the lymphatic channels and be carried to the draining lymph nodes, or they may penetrate the blood vessels. Once in the bloodstream, the tumour cells are carried to the point at which the vessels become too small for the large tumour cells to pass. Cells from tumours of the gastrointestinal tract will be stopped in the liver. Later they may go on to the lungs. Cells from all other tumours will go to the lungs before being carried to other organs. The lungs and liver are therefore common sites of metastases.

(3) Many cancers tend to shed cells into the bloodstream early in their course. Most of these cells die in the bloodstream, but some lodge against the surface and penetrate the wall into the tissue. A few may find themselves in a favourable tissue in which they are able to survive and grow into a tumour. Others may divide only a few times, forming a small nest of cells that then remain dormant (a micrometastasis). They may remain dormant for many years, only to begin to grow again as recurrent cancer, for reasons unknown.

Cancer cells, even when widely disseminated, may retain the physical and biological characteristics of their tissue of origin. Thus, a pathologist can often determine the site of origin of metastatic tumours by microscopic examination of the cancerous tissue. Identification of tumours of the endocrine glands, for example, is simplified because they may produce excessive amounts of the hormone that is produced by the parent tissue. Such tumours may also respond to administration of the hormones that normally control that tissue.

In general, the less closely a cancer resembles its tissue of origin, the more malignant and rapidly invasive it tends to be; however, the rate of growth of a cancer depends not only on cellular type and the degree of differentiation from the tissue of origin, but also on various host factors. A characteristic of malignancy is tumour-cell heterogeneity. Because of the abnormalities of proliferation in tumour cells, they are more susceptible to mutation. With time, a tumour tends to become less differentiated and to grow more rapidly. It may also develop increased resistance to chemotherapy or radiotherapy.
Abnormal Cells and Cancer-
Cancerous cells usually become far different from the tissue from which they arise. The tumour pictured here, an ovarian teratoma, bears no resemblance to the normal tissue of the ovary. Tumours like these contain such foreign material as bone, hair, skin, or teeth.
There are various types of CANCER, but for now i am going to discuss of LUNG CANCER...
Well what is lung cancer then?
Cancer of the lung, like all cancers, results from an abnormality in the body’s basic unit of life, the cell. Normally, the body maintains a system of checks and balances on cell growth so that cells divide to produce new cells only when needed. Disruption of this system of checks and balances on cell growth results in an uncontrolled division and proliferation of cells that eventually forms a mass known as a tumor.
Tumors can be benign or malignant; when we speak of "cancer" we refer to those tumors that are considered malignant. Benign tumors can usually be removed and do not spread to other parts of the body. Malignant tumors, on the other hand, grow aggressively and invade other tissues of the body, allowing entry of tumor cells into the bloodstream or lymphatic system which spread the tumor to other sites in the body. This process of spread is termed metastasis; the areas of tumor growth at these distant sites are called metastases. Since lung cancer tends to spread, or metastasize, very early in its course, it is a very life-threatening cancer and one of the most difficult cancers to treat. While lung cancer can spread to any organ in the body, certain organs – particularly the adrenal glands, liver, brain, and bone - are the most common sites for lung cancer metastasis.
The lung is also a very common site for metastasis from tumors in other parts of the body. Tumor metastases are made up of the same type of cells as the original, or primary, tumor. For example, if prostrate cancer spreads via the bloodstream to the lungs, it is metastatic prostate cancer in the lung and is called lung cancer.
Picture of Lung Cancer

The principal function of the lungs is the exchange of gases between the air we breathe and the blood. Through the lung, carbon dioxide is removed from the body and oxygen from inspired air enters the bloodstream. The right lung has three lobes while the left lung is divided into two lobes and a small structure called the lingula that is the equivalent of the middle lobe. The major airways entering the lungs are the bronchi, which arise from the trachea. The bronchi branch into progressively smaller airways called bronchioles that end in tiny sacs known as alveoli, where gas exchange occurs. The lungs and chest wall are covered with a thin layer of tissue called the pleura.
Lung cancers can arise in any part of the lung. Ninety to 95% of cancers of the lung are thought to arise from the epithelial, or lining cells of the larger and smaller airways (bronchi and bronchioles); for this reason lung cancers are sometimes called bronchogenic carcinomas. Cancers can also arise from the pleura (the thin layer of tissue that surrounds the lungs), called mesotheliomas, or rarely from supporting tissues within the lungs, for example, blood vessels.

Surprising Superfoods

BEER, which is mostly 90% oat and some percentage of alcohol, all of us might have tasted and some of us might be addicted to it.Mostly, beer, wine, or simply alcohol beverages are termed to be anti-social which not only destroys the health but can even damage the whole life of an individual if taken excessively. But whatever be the reason for this, recent research suggests that moderate drinkers are fitter mentally, out-scoring teetotalers on verbal and mathematical reasoning and on short-term memory tests. Physically, they have lower chances of being suffered from heart attack , strokes and gallstones. Beer's essential ingredients, hops, also contain stress-beating compounds and digestion stimulants. But excessive drinking increases the risk of cancer and cirrhosis of the liver, not to mention obesity and impotence- a rather sobering prospect.

Comparatively BEER is better than Orange Juice (45 calories/100 gm) where beer is 39 cals/100 gm. Soy milk ( 55mg sodium/100gm) Beer (4mg sodium/100gm). Chamomile tea (1mcg folate/100gm) Beer (6mcg folate/100gm)

Eyes Eyes Eyes

There are various important organ in our human architecture, one of them is our EYES. Its proved that two-thirds of information stored in the brain has been conveyed through vision as opposed to other senses like smell, taste and hearing. We just can't imagine how suffering our life can be if we lose this organ. We just see the world with our eyes. Most of the perception comes from vision. So, we must give attention to our eyes especially in this era when majority of people are engaged in computers or simple computer screen.

 If we spend more than a few hours in computer, we may suffer from computer vision syndrome and yes its been given a technical label. Commonly the symptoms are eye strain, eye fatigue, dry eyes, blur vision, eyes burning, insensitivity to light, headaches etc. All these problems can lead from insufficient tear flow to the eyes, too much glare and reflection from the monitor. When looking at a computer screen you tend to blink 2 to 3 times less than normal , which causes your eyes to rebel. Using lubricating eye drops or tear replacements (Genteal, Moisol) can provide relief.

This is the condition of eyes in which the cornea is not sufficiently moistened, it is not easily diagnosed. Contact lens wearers, excessive computer users, post menopausal women and people with arthritis are sufferers. There is no exactly known care for this, but one can alleviate it with artificial tear drops. But one can prevent this condition by drinking plenty of water or fluids, avoid drafts from radiators and air conditioners, protect eyes from windy, dust,dirt environment.

This is described as the chronic inflammation of the oil glands of the eyelids. Its painless lumps sits close to the eyelid margin, usually in the upper lid. To remove this, hot compresses is useful or need to visit ophthalmologist for quick procedure.


This condition in eye is an inflammation of the thin transparent mucous membranes that cover the whites of the eye and doubles back to line the eyelids. Conjunctivitis are of two types--allergic and infectious, which can be bacterial or viral (pink eye)- both causes eyes to water, itch, feel gritty, swell and emit watery discharge. Allergic conjunctivitis is caused by cosmetics, dust, dirt, smoke, strong shampoo, contact lens and can be treated with simple anti allergy drops ( like Andre eye drops) while bacterial conjunctivitis responds remarkably to antibiotics ointment or drops such as soframycin or gentamycin. To prevent this, the major action is to always keep the eyes clean, don't expose to direct dust and dirty environment . If you use contact lens, make sure its cleaned and do not use too much eye cosmetics which can cause infection.

                                 TIPS FOR SAVING SIGHT
- Blink regularly, to cleanse and lubricate your eyes. The frequency should be 5-6 times every hour, without frowning, or using facial or forehead muscles.
- Keep changing your focus often, do not gaze continuously on the computer or TV screen or book.
- Make sure you have an anti-reflective coating on your lenses which helps cut down glare and improve your ability to see at night.
- Splash and clean your eyes with cold water regularly before work and after work.
- Do not rub eyes instead use soft cloth.
- Nourish your eyes with natural sunlight, Face the early morning sun with close eyes for five seconds. Then cover them with your palms for 5 more seconds. Repeat this procedure 10-15 times. Short periods of light and dark stimulates the muscles (ciliary muscle), relaxes the visual system and reduces the sensitivity to glare and light. Breathing deeply while doing this is a plus point.
- Protect eyes against lethal ultraviolet rays by using sunglasses which gives 100% protection.

                                     SIGHT ENHANCING FOODS
Foods which are the source of Lutein and Xeanthin  protects against Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), by forming the macula, which sharpens the visual images. Leafy vegetables and egg yolks are rich in lutein and xeanthin. All you need is a teaspoonful with a smidgeon of fat to up your blood lutein by nearly 90%.
Carrots contain carotene, which is converted into Vitamin A by the liver. As we all know how much important and necessary, vitamin A is for our eyes. Vitamin A protects the eye by helping to absorb the light energy that passes into it. Increased levels allow your eyes to absorb more energy and help you to see more efficiently, specially in the dark which is also another reason it bypass night blindness. Good sources, besides carrots, are mangoes, cabbage, cod liver oil, fish (esp. salmon having omega 3 fatty acid), milk and eggs. Blue and purple berries contain a group of compounds called anthocynosides, which attach themselves straight to the rods of the retina, that are responsible for adjusting the eye to see in the dark.

Social problems for BPAD patients

BPAD or Bipolar Disorder is the kind of mental malady which can shortly be said as mood disorder due to swinging. Till now, there is no proper reason of what specific cause of this mental disorder but it has been proved that, electrical impulses in the polar of  brain changes rapidly due to this disease. Diseases which affects our body doesn't not necessarily have that impact in the society which a mental malady has.
Mad, Lunatic, Insane, Mentally ill, Psycho are some of the terms which our society has named to this illness instead of helping the needy. No one wants to be like this, and we should know this is as like other disease which can be controlled if not cured totally.
As the name suggests, Bipolar disorder is the condition where the patient experience various episodes of depression and mania at the same time. Initially in the starting phase, one goes to the state of depression where suicidal tendencies are common and it can convert anytime in maniac phase or simply euphoric. Depression and mania are totally opposite in terms and in real also. This severe mood swing in brain leads to Bipolar Disorder. When in medications or in treatment, the patient can be cured and his mood can be reverted to previous state by medicines like lithium carbonate (lithoril or lithosun), sodium valporate (valprite) etc. These medications actually stabilize the mood of patient making it in one condition.
Apart from these medications, the patient needs love, care, respects and co-operation from family members and society as well. With medications, the patient must be given positive counselling course so as to live normal life as before. Anyone can be suffered by this ailment. So, we must change our attitude regarding mental diseases and contribute as much as we can to decrease the percentage.

Plastic Tips for Health

1) Check recycling numbers; avoid #3, #6 and #7 if you can.
 The number in the triangle on the bottom of plastic containers often provides clues. BPA usually falls into the #7 or "other" category. Though not all #7 contains BPA, if it is hard, clear plastic #7, it may. Other recycling numbers: #3 (polyvinyl chloride) and #6 (plystyrene). Best for use is #1 and #2

2) Toss out reusable clear, hard plastic water bottles,
uless they can verify that they are BPA-free. Disposable plastic bottles are safe #1 plastic, but they are nevertheless good for environment. Try stainless steel water bottles instead.

3) For microwaving, use glass or glass-ceramic that's lead-free
Don't use plastics to microwave food, even if its marked "microwave safe". CorningWare is an example of glass-ceramic microwave.

4) Don't cover food with plastic wrap when microwaving
In place of this, use a glass cover, hard plastic cover, paper towel or wax paper.

5) Wash Plastic Containers by hand
This should be done to avoid high heat and detergent in dishwashers.

6) Throw out old plastic containers
Using the same old plastic container can negatively effect the health especially of infants so its better to grabage it.

7) Use fresh or frozen foods instead of canned
This is the must to avoid the BPA-containing plastic resin that lines cans. A recent study has found that canned soup had the highest BPA concentrations

8) Buy the utensils especially cups, plates, bottles which are marked "BPA-free"

Are your Pressurized?

According to a report in The Journal of Clinical Hypertention an increase in potassium intake with a decrease in sodium intake is probably the most imporatant dietary choice (after weight loss) that should be implemented to reduce cardiovascular ailments.
In societies or communities that consume a diet rich in fruits in vegetables, hypertension affects a mere 1% of the population. Such diet is naturally lower in sodium and rich in potassium. By contrast, in industrialized societies, where people consume larger amounts of processed foods, one out of every three adults has hypertension. Current dietary guidelines also recommend 4,700 milligrams of potassium in daily basis.
That may sound like a lot--4.7 grams-- but dont have to turn to supplements to get plenty of potassium. A wide variety of healthy foods contain potassium, including vegetables like potatoes, brinjal, tomatoes, carrots and spinach; legumes like cow peas, moong beans, kidney beans and soybeans; fruits such as bananas, apricots,prunes, melons and peaches;fish such as tuna, prawns, cod and trout and low fat dietry. Potassium might not be the only mineral we can enlist in hypertension. Some studies has shown that diets containing at least 500 to 1000 mg of magnesium daily and more than 800 mg of calcium may help lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of developing hypertension and cardiac diseases

Colour Your Moods

                                             BLUE LIGHT FOR THE BLUES
Blue light has long been associated with negativity or pessimism, but according to researchers, the colour blue can send self-confidence soaring and boost happiness levels. Researchers from the University of Sussex exposed volunteers to a range of colours and light. They found that blue and green made male subjects feel happier, while blue, purple, and orange did the same for women. It was found that blue and red improved confidence levels among men, while blue and purple were best in this respect for women. The study found that exposure to bright colours in general held out many benefits

Fat and Fit!!

Due to irregular food habit and lack of exercise, the main health problem these days is clinical obesity. But latest research has shown something which is beneficial to fatters too. If you are overweight, its suggested and important to do aerobic exercise ( like running, jogging, rope jumping, Treadmill etc), even it doesn't produce weight loss. Both obesity and physical inactivity can increase the risk of chronic disease and premature death. But people who are fit ( based on treadmill test ) live longer in average, then those who are unfit, regardless of how overweight they are, according to a recent study of approximately 26,00 people over 60 in the Journal of American Medical Association . In fact, "fat but fit" people had lower death rates than unfit normal-weight or lean people.
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