Saturday, August 18, 2012

And officially the first cure for HIV has been approved!!

The Food and Drug Administration of the United States today approved the first drug that has been shown to be effective in reducing the risk of contracting HIV.
These are the Truvada pills, a drug that can use people who are under constant high risk of contracting HIV.

The decision follows a few weeks after the agency approved the first HIV test that Americans can buy and use in the privacy of their homes.

While this is a positive step, however pills Truvada will be inaccessible to many people who have no health insurance. Namely, as reported, one pill of the drug will be sold at a price of 14,000 dollars.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Vaccine against heart atack..

Scientists at Sweden's Lund University made a vaccine that prevents the development of cardiovascular disease and heart attacks.

Experts say that the vaccine prevents the accumulation of fatty deposits on the walls of blood vessels that feed the heart and the fight against weight loss in blood pressure that lead to the attack.

Along with the injection, scientists are developing and cure in the form of nasal spray. The vaccine is expected to be put on sale in the next five years.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Drink beer, live longer!

Up to 18 years you were told that drinking alcohol is bad. Later you were told that driving under the influence of alcohol is bad. The latter is definitely true, but the former? Scientists are not 100% sure.

During the five year long survey, the aplicants had 19% bigger chances  to die than those who regularly drank beer, two to three cups a day, several days a week, say researchers from University of  Virginia.

Those who never drank alcohol had about 56% more chances  to suffer from heart disease than those who regularly drank alcohol, say scientists. The survey was conducted over nearly half a million Americans.

What other  power  has alcohol except taht makes you great at karaoke?

Recent studies have shown that alcohol can raise good cholesterol, lowers bad cholesterol and may reduce problems with the blood that lead to clogged arteries. He may even reduce the risk of diabetes.

But this does not mean you have to drink one liter of alcohol every night or mix it with energy drinks.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Coconut oil - a cure for dry skin

Coconut oil has long been used in the cosmetic industry due to high saturated fatty acid that skin easily absorbs and allows cells to retain more water ...

One study shows that coconut oil is effective as mineral oil when used as a skin moisturizer.

How to use: Apply small amount on your fingers and use them to apply it on your skin. Be careful with the amount because too much oil can close the pores.

Caution: Cold pressed coconut oil is safe. However, many products for skin and hair contain hidrogenizedversion from which you will have less benefit. Because of this choose products without fragrances and additives.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Bloom syndrome - or hypersensitivity to sunlight

Bloom syndrome is a relatively rare disease that is transmitted from parent to child as an autosomal-recessive. This syndrome is a very difficult type of disease, a life expectancy of people with Bloom syndrome rarely surpases 20 years.

The Bloom syndrome mainly characterized by hypersensitivity to sunlight, especially to ultraviolet radiation. Besides hypersensitivity to sunlight, at the people with Bloom syndrome, a weakness of the immune system is noticed and becoming severe over the years, so that people often suffer from various tumourous changes in tissues.

People with this syndrome are characterized mainly by a thin voice, sharp nose and short stature. Often have mild to moderate mental retardation and various facial changes, as well as an irregularly shaped head.

various skin changes are also noticable as visible enlargement of blood vessels, hyperpigmentation of certain parts of the skin and blemishes on certain parts of your body like a coffee stain.

These people, as mentioned, over the life develop severe immunodeficiency which makes the organism susceptible to various influences from outside, infections, tumors ...

People with Bloom syndrome are usually infertile and have hypogonadism. Cancers occur mostly in the gastrointestinal tract.

Monday, June 11, 2012


Sleepwalking, also known as somnambulism is characterized by repetitive episodes of motor activity during sleep, such as getting out of bed, stretching, walking and similar activities. The person, during these activities is awake because their eyes are usually open, but is considered to be for sleeping.
Episodes of sleepwalking most often occur during the first third of the night, during the deep phase of sleep. Episodes can last from several minutes up to an hour, but on average they last about 15 minutes. Sleepwalker seem to be awake, but most of the time they respond to the call from another person. Also, these people are not aware of the sleepwalk experience and do not remember that they got up at night and carried out any activities.
It seems that sleepwalking has a genetic component. This condition is 10 times more common among close relatives that sleepwalk, than the general population. These families also tend to sleep deeper and stronger.
Sleepwalking can be triggered by a fever, which directly affects the nervous system, general disease, alcohol use, sleep deprivation and emotional stress. Hormonal changes that occur during adolescence, menstruation and pregnancy, can be triggers for somnambulism. Episodes of sleepwalking often occur during psychological stress.
Somnambulism symptoms include:
- Recurrent episodes of getting out of bed while sleeping.
- No response to calls for communication from another person.
- Unconsciousness and no recollection of those activities.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Risky combination - alcohol and energy drinks

Researchers say that consumers of alcohol and energy drinks are very impulsive, although many of them don't not know.

Drinking alcohol and energy drink has become a trend but a trend that can be dangerous. This combination makes a person feel more stimulated than when they drank alcohol.

However, it has no effect on impulsivity and lack of inhibition that comes with drinking alcohol. Even when alcohol is combined with anything, and in small amounts can stimulate you and make you happy. Interference with energy drink, makes these symptoms are more pronounced.

As a result, those who drink alcohol and energy drinks can be very impulsive, and feel that they are not. So they have bad or poor judgment on their actions.

In recent years, this mixing drinks is particularly pronounced among the younger population.

But despite the trend, few laboratories examined the harmfulness of this combination. We know that combining alcohol and energy drink is very dangerous and has unknown harmful component in terms of health than individual consumption of these beverages.