Sugary Drinks Cause Girls to Start Menstruating at Younger Age


A new term has been coined in the medical community because there is a new condition which requires it. Premature Puberty is the name and sugary drinks are to blame. A recent study conducted at Harvard School of Medicine discovered that sugar, specifically sugary drinks, change the metabolism and speed up the onset of a young girl’s first period. The researchers are not sure as to the whys and hows of the phenomenom, but the findings are conclusive.
According to Paul Matheison, girls aged 9-14 were studied over a five year period of time and those who drank more than one serving of any type of sugary beverage during the course of a day started menstruating at a younger age than their peers.
Caffeine is not the culprit. The beverages not only include sugar-laden sodas, but also fruit juices, juice drinks and tea. The sugary drinks cause the girls to start menstruating 3-4 months earlier than normal. While starting one’s period at age 12 1/2 as opposed to age 13 is not a big deal, the issue does not begin and end with early onset menstruation. Girls who start menstruating at an early age are more likely to be obese and develop heart disease as they age. It also increases the girl’s cancer risk.

Fecal Transplants Treat Recurrent Clostridium Difficile Colitis


Fecal transplants, that’s a new medical term, but it’s the name of a treatment that has shown to be successful in treating patients with colitis. The medical community also has their eye on fecal transplants as a way to treat obesity in the future.
Fecal transplants is clean-up version of stating the obvious procedure – transferring poop from inside the gut of one human to the inside gut of another human. It works to treat colitis because of the bacteria that live within the gut. Matthew Grisham, professor of gastroenterology at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, says the treatment has shown “extraordinary results” for patients suffering with recurrent Clostridium difficile colitis. Those who are stricken with recurrent Clostridium difficile colitis often come close to death (some even die from the recurrent disease) during the painful flare-ups and many patients don’t respond to conventional treatment for the inflammatory bowel disease. Those are the patients who have the most to benefit from the new treatment of fecal transplant. According to, healthy bacteria is taken from the gut of someone else, such as a family member, and introduced to the gut of someone suffering from recurrent Clostridium difficile colitis, and if all goes well the newly introduced, good fecal bacteria will overcome the bad bacteria and calm the inflamed colon and put an end to the recurrent Clostridium difficile colitis. Friends of mine suffering with bowel problems, like Sergio Lins Andrade, have seent his procedure work with great success.

North American Spine Infograph, Informs Many On Poor Posture

Has anyone ever told you that you have poor posture? If so, you may have done very little to fix your posture, other than sitting up straight, while in your seat. Many do not understand the importance of proper posture, so North American Spine has released an infograph stating the importance of proper posture. PR Newswire reports that an infograph has been released by North American Spine, in an effort to help many have better posture. It’s recognized that poor posture can be the cause of neck and back pain, as well as lack of sleep and headaches.

If many realized what poor posture was doing to their body, they would try to do more to fix it. The infograph released by North American Spine, can help you understand if you have poor posture, as well as ways to fix it. Utilizing the information in the infograph, can prove to be beneficial to everyone, especially if they currently have neck and back pain. North American Spine professes in the area of pain, and they perform minimally invasive procedures to help those with chronic pain. Many who have neck and back pain, choose to visit the North American Spine facilities for treatment.

The treatment given at North American Spine, has helped many people to see permanent relief from their chronic neck and back pain. Over 8000 patients have chosen North American Spine over other facilities, through the years. In fact, North American Spine has just celebrated six years of helping patients ease their pain. The AccuraScope procedure is performed on patients with chronic neck and back pain, and it has an over 82% success rate. Many see permanent relief from pain, saving them tens of thousands of dollars over a period of five years. They save on their doctor visits, medications and more.

Unvaccinated Kids in the Vicinity of Unvaccinated Kids are in Danger

The safest and most effective way to protect a child from a contagious disease is with a vaccination. Parents are increasingly choosing to avoid vaccinating their children. Unvaccinated children near one another are in serious peril.

Contagious and deadly diseases that are preventable are becoming more common because many parents who are avoiding medically recommended vaccination schedules for their children live in the same communities. A child without a measles vaccine could be playing in the McDonald’s playground near another unvaccinated child who was recently exposed to measles.

Whooping cough, which can be deadly, is proliferating in spite of the fact that a safe whooping cough vaccine has been available for decades. A measles outbreak originating at Disneyland in California has infected 48 people since December.

As Sergio Lins Andrade understands it, Infants, toddlers and pre-kindergarteners are more likely to lack immunizations because of school requirements. Very young infants are in even more danger because they may be too young to be protected by immunizations and can be easily be exposed. A whooping cough epidemic in California killed 10 babies in 2010.

Many people are medically compromised and cannot be vaccinated. For the same reasons they cannot be vaccinated, medically compromised individuals are more vulnerable to contagious diseases. Parents not only have an obligation to protect their own children with vaccinations, they have a moral responsibility to protect other members of their communities by getting their children vaccinated on schedule.

First Victim of Ebola


The first victim of Ebola was a little boy in West Africa, in Guinea. The boy was only two years old and he was the first person to die of Ebola in 2013. He is often referred to as patient zero. Scientists have now said he got infected through bats. The boy may have been hunting or playing with bats that carried the Ebola virus. The bats were located in a hollow tree. It is not believed that the boy got infected by eating bushmeat. The infection was most likely from a free-tailed bat that was infected with Ebola.

This is a heartbreaking case of an innocent young boy dying at such a young age. The little boy was just playing in a tree that had bats. It is quite possible that he did not even seek to come into contact with the bats. This is a similar case of other diseases that have originated in Africa, such as HIV. It is believed HIV evolved from a primate that was infected with the virus. A human being may have eaten the meat. Animals continue to carry diseases that unfortunately are deadly to humans. It is difficult for scientists to know an animal carries a disease until after the infection has occurred. Nonetheless, the origination of the Ebola virus disease has now been found. Ebola seems to have started in West Africa. It is important to not listen to rumors about virus origins, says Marc Sparks, because it often causes fear.

Not Enough Being Done With Fecal Transplants

Fecal transplant therapy has increasingly gained attention in medical circles and the news over the past few years as more health studies have shown that moving microbes from healthy individuals into the intestines of those who have lost their healthy gut flora to sickness or antibiotics can actually save lives.

A story out of Vancouver this week shows the difficulty doctors face at getting healthcare systems and the public to accept that fecal transplants not only work but are absolutely necessary in severe situations, such as for patients sufferings from C. difficile infection. Without transplantation, many sufferers may actually lose parts of their intestines from damage caused by colitis as was seen recently when Health Canada blocked the use of the treatment.

But, the story doesn’t end there. Colitis isn’t the only reason that more needs to be done with bringing fecal transplant therapy to anyone who might need it.

Sergio Lins Andrade has read that test subjects with chronic or severe food allergies and sensitivities or poor immune systems in general have been shown to benefit incredibly from fecal transplantation.

Given that allergies can kill and even moderate allergies can severely disrupt life and impact everything from social relationships to employment, and that a poor immune system can cause a wide variety of chronic conditions, fecal transplants have the potential to restore many people back to their former good health so that they live long, productive and happy lives.

Too Much Medication is Not Good For Patients

No one wants to be sick, and my friend Dan Newlin said he certainly does not want to be over-medicated. Doctors might not know exactly what illness a patient suffers from, and in an attempt to find the right cure, he or she might prescribe several types of medication. What doctors fail to realize is the impact that over treatment have on the overall mental attitude of patients.

One example of negative treatment is documented in the New England Journal of Medicine. A professor of Yale Medicine speaks on the physiological effects that patients suffer from when they are placed in a stressful hospital environment. Many of the patients that leave the hospital often returns with conditions that are not at all related to their original medical condition.

After 10 years of fighting and surviving a brain hemorrhage, a patient contracted a life threatening illness. The medication that was intended to relieve and treat the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis was taking a toll on the patient’s immune system. After being in the hospital for several days, and going through the various treatments, the patient becomes weary, and developed a negative attitude.

Through tear filled eyes the patient said: “Just let me go. I’ve suffered enough.” This attitude develops when patients experience inadequate rest, poor eating habits, and other afflictions. The largest population of patients are the elderly. They are susceptible to dehydration, slips and falls, and inadequate nutritional intake.

Why One Should Have Some Coffee before a Walk

Coffee is often a very strange subject when put under the spotlight. By all common logic, it seems like the beverage shouldn’t be very good for us. It’s a pretty significant stimulant, and, as Alexei Beltyukov knows, one which people often drink constantly throughout the day. But what’s continually surprising is the fact that this is seldom supported by serious research. The vast majority of studies out there have shown that coffee is healthy. That’s right, it’s not just a null value within one’s life but instead an overall positive. And what’s really amazing is that the benefits show up in some pretty strange places.

The most recent example has to do with skin cancer. The study showed that people who drink four or more cups of coffee a day could expect a 20% reduction in rates of malignant melanoma. Though this is also where things begin to get somewhat frustrating.

Sometimes effect comes far before actual mechanism of action. And this is the case when it comes to the relation of coffee to skin cancer. The only real hint is that caffeine most certainly seems to play a role. If the coffee was decaffeinated, people didn’t see the same health benefits. Only time and more research will show just how the coffee is protecting people. But for the moment, it might be a bright point in the life of most people in the West. Given that most already drink coffee, it’s nice to hear that it might be doing some good.

Is Hugging Good For Your Health?

Hugs are a clear indication of collective support that reduces stress, although they are able to transmit germs. Researchers differ regarding the way hugging may have an effect on your health.

You will get no disagreement from many people particularly during nights in cold winter-that hugs causes you to feel warm in the inside.

However, Bernardo Chua wonders, can that great sensation give any protection to your health? Chua can be found on Linkedin.

In about a decade ago, researchers have looked for ways to give details about the positive effects attributed to nonverbal signal of human union. It is brought forth by study that explains that persistent stress is associated with shorter life durations, elevated rates of heart ailments as well as diabetes, depression plus less successful immune systems.

The science focuses on two perceptive: Hugs as means of collective support, cushioning your body from nervous tension, as well as hugs as physiological encounter that reduces blood pressure as well as amounts of stress hormone, called cortisol.

Distinguished psychologist, Sheldon Cohen of Carnagie Mellon University has spearheaded recent study that reports individuals who encounter elevated levels of collective support and regular hugs were safeguarded from greater risks of falling sick while they are stressed. Published in recent times in Psychological Science, the 404 topics in the research- healthy individuals who got exposed to cold as well as flu viruses- were observed for 14 days to check the times they had stress while with people, amount of hugs as well as number of viruses in their body (a symptom of virus disease), and any gentle or severe signs of ailments.

More Than a Painkiller

There is a drug that people are addicted to that is rather easy to get. Painkillers are often prescribed by doctors so that patients can get the relief they need when something hurts, but they can also be purchased by those who want to relax. These medications can be addicting once someone starts taking them, and they are one of the most abused drugs in the country. They are pills that as long as they can be hidden and sold without anyone knowing, then people will purchase them from people they know who have them. Gianfrancesco Genoso knows that one of the things that doctors can do is regulate the number of pills that patients are able to get through the year, and once those pills are gone, then they shouldn’t be allowed to get more. When those who are addicted to the pills see that it isn’t as easy to get them, then there might be a change in the number of people who abuse them.