Can wearing thongs be unhealthy?.

first_img Tweet Share HealthLifestyle Can wearing thongs be unhealthy?. by: – April 4, 2011 Share Sharecenter_img 28 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Q: What’s the worst thing you can catch from your thong?A: In theory, since your thong is just touching your body, you won’t catch anything you don’t already have.In fact, studies have never been able to find a link between thongs and infections.But some women do notice an increase in UTIs and yeast infections when they wear these undies, so you’ll have to decide if it’s worth the risk to avoid visible panty lines.The potential problem with these undergarments is that fecal bacteria can move more easily from the rectum to your vagina, and then work their way into your urinary tract, possibly causing a UTI. Also, tight thongs may irritate the vagina and surrounding skin, which opens you up to infection.No need to switch to granny panties: Just use basic common sense-meaning, good hygiene.Don’t wear the same thong for more than a day, and wear them for limited periods of time.If you start to notice any itching or irritation on your outer skin, switch to a loose cotton pair of undies instead. And if you develop a UTI or yeast infection, don’t wear a thong until the infection is history.By: Dr. Roshini RajYahoo Shinelast_img read more

Cuba launches island-wide campaign against dengue fever

first_imgHealthLifestyle Cuba launches island-wide campaign against dengue fever by: – August 16, 2011 15 Views   no discussions Share Tweet Sharing is caring!center_img Share Share Photo credit: gather.comHAVANA, Cuba (SJ) — Cuban health authorities announced an island-wide sanitation and fumigation campaign against areas infested with the Aedes aegypti mosquito, carrier of dengue and yellow fever. The campaign will run until September 15 throughout the country.Deputy Minister of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Microbiology, Doctor Luis Struch said that the operation will include cities in western Pinar del Rio; the Mariel municipality, in Artemisa province; Santa Clara; Camaguey; Santiago de Cuba, and Guantanamo, considered as the most vulnerable territories, ACN news agency reported.The campaign will run for a whole month in Havana in areas identified with the highest mosquito infestation levels, including all 15 municipalities in the province, with emphasis in Arroyo Naranjo and Cerro.Struch reiterated the significance of prevention actions by the community and he called on every family to carry out self-control of their places once a week, with the objective of eradicating the existence of the insect.The epidemiological situation in Cuba during June and July has behaved stable and it is considered the best of the past five years, said Maria Guadalupe Guzman, director of the Center for Cooperation with the Pan-American and World Health Organizations for the study of dengue and its carrier, which belongs to the Pedro Kouri Tropical Medicine InstituteHowever, the official alerted that the island is not exempt of the epidemic risk, given the high temperature, intense rains in the eastern provinces and the drought affecting the western territories.Caribbean News Nowlast_img read more

World facing cancer ‘tidal wave’

first_imgHealthInternationalLifestylePrint World facing cancer ‘tidal wave’ by: – February 4, 2014 Share Sharing is caring! 24 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img MammogramsLarge numbers of people do not know there is a lot they can do to reduce their exposure to riskThe globe is facing a “tidal wave” of cancer, and restrictions on alcohol and sugar need to be considered, say World Health Organization scientists.It predicts the number of cancer cases will reach 24 million a year by 2035, but half could be prevented.The WHO said there was now a “real need” to focus on cancer prevention by tackling smoking, obesity and drinking.The World Cancer Research Fund said there was an “alarming” level of naivety about diet’s role in cancer.Fourteen million people a year are diagnosed with cancer, but that is predicted to increase to 19 million by 2025, 22 million by 2030 and 24 million by 2035.The developing world will bear the brunt of the extra cases.Dr Chris Wild, the director of the WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer, told the BBC: “The global cancer burden is increasing and quite markedly, due predominately to the ageing of the populations and population growth.“If we look at the cost of treatment of cancers, it is spiralling out of control, even for the high-income countries. Prevention is absolutely critical and it’s been somewhat neglected.”The WHO’s World Cancer Report 2014 said the major sources of preventable cancer included:• Smoking• Infections• Alcohol• Obesity and inactivity• Radiation, both from the sun and medical scans• Air pollution and other environmental factors• Delayed parenthood, having fewer children and not breastfeedingFor most countries, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women. However, cervical cancer dominates in large parts of Africa.The human papillomavirus (HPV) is a major cause. It is thought wider use of the HPV and other vaccines could prevent hundreds of thousands of cancers.One of the report’s editors, Dr Bernard Stewart from the University of New South Wales in Australia, said prevention had a “crucial role in combating the tidal wave of cancer which we see coming across the world”.Dr Stewart said human behaviour was behind many cancers such as the sunbathe “until you’re cooked evenly on both sides” approach in his native Australia.He said it was not the role of the International Agency for Research on Cancer to dictate what should be done.But he added: “In relation to alcohol, for example, we’re all aware of the acute effects, whether it’s car accidents or assaults, but there’s a burden of disease that’s not talked about because it’s simply not recognised, specifically involving cancer.“The extent to which we modify the availability of alcohol, the labelling of alcohol, the promotion of alcohol and the price of alcohol – those things should be on the agenda.”He said there was a similar argument to be had with sugar fuelling obesity, which in turn affected cancer risk.Meanwhile, a survey of 2,046 people in the UK by the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) suggested 49% do not know that diet increases the risk of developing cancer.A third of people said cancer was mainly due to family history, but the charity said no more than 10% of cancers were down to inherited genes.Amanda McLean, general manager for the WCRF, said: “It’s very alarming to see that such a large number of people don’t know that there’s a lot they can do to significantly reduce their risk of getting cancer.For most countries, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women“In the UK, about a third of the most common cancers could be prevented through being a healthy weight, eating a healthy diet and being regularly physically active.“These results show that many people still seem to mistakenly accept their chances of getting cancer as a throw of the dice, but by making lifestyle changes today, we can help prevent cancer tomorrow.”It advises a diet packed with vegetables, fruit, and wholegrains; cutting down on alcohol and red meat; and junking processed meat completely.Annual figures include donations by private donors and governments for prevention and treatment. Spending by recipient countries not included. More than 90% of cancer funding is spent on anti-tobacco campaigns.Jean King, Cancer Research UK’s director of tobacco control, said: “The most shocking thing about this report’s prediction that 14 million cancer cases a year will rise to 22 million globally in the next 20 years is that up to half of all cases could be prevented.“People can cut their risk of cancer by making healthy lifestyle choices, but it’s important to remember that the government and society are also responsible for creating an environment that supports healthy lifestyles.“It’s clear that if we don’t act now to curb the number of people getting cancer, we will be at the heart of a global crisis in cancer care within the next two decades.”BBC News Tweet Sharelast_img read more

Air pollution now biggest environmental health risk – WHO

first_img Sharing is caring! HealthInternationalLifestylePrint Air pollution now biggest environmental health risk – WHO by: – March 25, 2014 51 Views   no discussions Share Sharecenter_img Tweet Share LONDON (AP) — Air pollution kills about seven million people worldwide every year, with more than half of the fatalities due to fumes from indoor stoves, according to a new report from the World Health Organisation (WHO) published Tuesday.The agency said air pollution is the cause of about one in eight deaths and has now become the single biggest environmental health risk.“We all have to breathe, which makes pollution very hard to avoid,” said Frank Kelly, director of the environmental research group at King’s College London, who was not part of the WHO report.One of the main risks of pollution is that tiny particles can get deep into the lungs, causing irritation. Scientists also suspect air pollution may be to blame for inflammation in the heart, leading to chronic problems or a heart attack.WHO estimated that there were about 4.3 million deaths in 2012 caused by indoor air pollution, mostly people cooking inside using wood and coal stoves in Asia. WHO said there were about 3.7 million deaths from outdoor air pollution in 2012, of which nearly 90 per cent were in developing countries.But WHO noted that many people are exposed to both indoor and outdoor air pollution. Due to this overlap, mortality attributed to the two sources cannot simply be added together, hence WHO said it lowered the total estimate from around eight million to seven million deaths in 2012.The new estimates are more than double previous figures and based mostly on modelling. The increase is partly due to better information about the health effects of pollution and improved detection methods. Last year, WHO’s cancer agency classified air pollution as a carcinogen, linking dirty air to lung and bladder cancer.WHO’s report noted women had higher levels of exposure than men in developing countries.“Poor women and children pay a heavy price from indoor air pollution since they spend more time at home breathing in smoke and soot from leaky coal and wood cook stoves,” Flavia Bustreo, WHO Assistant Director-General for family, women and children’s health, said in a statement.Other experts said more research was needed to identify the deadliest components of pollution in order to target control measures more effectively.“We don’t know if dust from the Sahara is as bad as diesel fuel or burning coal,” said Majid Ezzati, chair in global environmental health at Imperial College London.Kelly said it was mostly up to governments to curb pollution levels, through measures like legislation, moving power stations away from big cities and providing cheap alternatives to indoor wood and coal stoves.He said people could also reduce their individual exposure to choking fumes by avoiding travelling at rush hour or by taking smaller roads. Despite the increasing use of face masks in heavily polluted cities such as Beijing and Tokyo, Kelly said there was little evidence that they work.“The real problem is that wearing masks sends out the message we can live with polluted air,” he said. “We need to change our way of life entirely to reduce pollution.”last_img read more

Sierra Leone Ebola nurses on strike

first_img Tweet Share Share Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img 233 Views   no discussions HealthLifestyle Sierra Leone Ebola nurses on strike by: BBC News – November 12, 2014 They have been almost 300 new Ebola cases in Sierra Leone in the past three daysMore than 400 health workers involved in treating Ebola patients have gone on strike at a clinic in Sierra Leone.The staff, who include nurses, porters and cleaners, are protesting about the government’s failure to pay an agreed weekly $100 (£63) “hazard payment”.The clinic, in Bandajuma near Bo, is run by medical charity MSF and is the only Ebola treatment centre in southern Sierra Leone.MSF said it would be forced to close the clinic if the strike continued.Nearly 5,000 people have been killed in the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, mostly in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the outbreak a global health emergency.MSF’s emergency co-ordinator in Sierra Leone, Ewald Stars, told the BBC that about 60 patients had been left unattended because of the strike at the clinic in Bandajuma.There are international staff at the clinic but they are unable to keep the clinic open on their own.Mohamed Mbawah, a representative of the striking national staff, told the BBC his colleagues had already turned away one ambulance.The staff, who are protesting outside the clinic, say the government agreed to the “hazard payments” when the facility was established but has failed to make any payments since September.The money was due to be paid in addition to salaries the staff receive from MSF.Mali deathsEarlier, a nurse and the patient he was treating became the second and third people to die from Ebola in Mali.The patient, a traditional Muslim healer in his 50s, had recently arrived from Guinea.He had been treated by the nurse, 25, in the Malian capital, Bamako, at the Pasteur Clinic, which has now been placed in quarantine.The Pasteur Clinic in Bamako is under armed guardThe deaths are unrelated to Mali’s first Ebola case, when a two-year-old girl died from the disease in October.The new cases in Mali follow the WHO’s confirmation that 25 of the 100 people who were thought to have come into contact with the two-year-old girl were being released from quarantine.The toddler’s case alarmed the authorities in Mali after it was found she had displayed symptoms whilst travelling through the country by bus, including Bamako, on her return from neighbouring Guinea.Ebola was first identified in Guinea in March, before it spread to neighbouring Liberia and Sierra Leone. The WHO says there are now more than 13,240 confirmed, suspected and probable cases, almost all in these countries.Cases have also emerged, though on a much smaller scale, in Nigeria, Senegal, Spain and the US.Mali launched an emergency response in conjunction with the WHO when the girl’s situation came to light. Her family were among those released from quarantine on Monday.Health department spokesman Markatie Daou said around 50 people were still under observation in Kayes, western Mali, and would be released in a week if they continued to display no symptoms.Meanwhile, the virus is continuing to spread in Sierra Leone, with almost 300 new infections recorded in the last three days.last_img read more

Black Box From Missing EgyptAir Flight 804 Is Said to Be Detected

first_imgInternationalLifestylePrintTravel Black Box From Missing EgyptAir Flight 804 Is Said to Be Detected by: New York Times – June 1, 2016 Sharing is caring! 40 Views   no discussions Share Sharecenter_img Share Tweet A French soldier aboard an aircraft searching in May for debris from the crashed EgyptAir Flight 804 over the Mediterranean Sea. Credit Alexandre Groyer/French Navy, via Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesCAIRO (New York Tims) — A French naval vessel fitted with sophisticated underwater sensors has picked up a signal believed to have emanated from one of two data recorders from EgyptAir Flight 804, Egyptian investigators said on Wednesday.The flight crashed into the Mediterranean Sea on May 19 while en route to Cairo from Paris, killing all 66 people on board. Data signals, and the discovery of wreckage and human remains, have suggested a rapid loss of control just before the crash.But the cause of the disaster remains a mystery. No terrorist group has claimed responsibility. The data recorders would help determine whether the crash was an accident, and if so, how it happened.The vessel that detected the signal, the survey ship Laplace, was taking part in the search for the data recorders from the Airbus A320 when it “received through its search equipment signals from the seabed of the wreckage search area,” according to a statement on Wednesday from the Egyptian Aircraft Accident Investigation Committee, which is leading the inquiry into the crash. The signals are “assumed to be from one of the data recorders,” the committee added.Although it is not certain the signal detected “corresponds with” a beacon from the data recorders, it was “almost certain to be coming from one of the black boxes, said a European official who had been briefed on the search operation and who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to discuss the investigation.Another research vessel, the John Lethbridge, is being prepared to join the search team within a week and to retrieve the recorders if they are found, officials said. The vessel is operated by Deep Open Search, a company based in Mauritius.The search for the EgyptAir plane has narrowed to an area within a three-mile radius of the point in the Mediterranean where satellite data indicate that the plane probably went down.Locator signals emitted by flight data and cockpit voice recorders, also known as black boxes, can be picked up even when they are deep underwater.The battery-powered beacons are certified to emit a distinct metronomic “ping” for about 30 days after a crash, which means the EgyptAir plane’s black boxes are likely to fall silent around the middle of June — a deadline that has added urgency to the search.last_img read more

Covent High School honors Speaker of the House of Assembly

first_imgLocalNews Covent High School honors Speaker of the House of Assembly by: – November 25, 2011 Share Sharing is caring! 57 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Share Tweet Mrs Alix Boyd Knights, Speaker of the House of AssemblyThe Convent High School has honored Dominica’s Speaker of the House of Assembly Alix Boyd-Knights.Mrs Boyd-Knights was honored this week as part of the annual celebration of the Fest of St. Cecilia.“It was a trip down memory lane. Entering the Convent High School at that hour of the morning, seeing the students there and meeting the teachers was really a nostalgic trip. Being awarded and recognized by the students in such a way was very momentous. Boyd-Knights stressed to the students that they should honor the talents given to them by God.She said “I told them that their talents are their gifts from God and what they do with them is their gift to God. I explained to them that given the fact that life is a learning experience, one of the key things they need to recognize is what their talents are so that they could use it to their best advantage throughout their lives and give back to God. I felt warm and very much at home” she explained.The Speaker of the House of Assembly is a former student of the Convent High School and says that she has been “on a high”, ever since the prestigious recognition. Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Arteta eyes Arsenal FA Cup run in bid to foster winning culture

first_img Loading… Mikel Arteta wants to use a run in the FA Cup to foster an ‘addiction’ to winning at Arsenal — and believes success in the competition will be key to rebuilding broken relationships with their fanbase. Arteta is ready to make his mark They entertain Leeds on Monday night with their Premier League campaign in an abysmal mess, so the onus increases on protracted involvement in the FA Cup. While Leeds could justifiably see the Cup as a distraction from their prime aim of promotion to the top flight and can be expected to field a weakened side, Arteta has talked up its importance. Arteta, who won the FA Cup twice as an Arsenal player, including the 2014 triumph that ended an nine-year wait for silverware, drew a parallel between the unease of that era under Arsene Wenger and the club’s current situation. He said: ‘When I arrived here (in 2011), obviously we were trying to fight for the Premier League abut we did not have the level to compete and sustain it. So the cups become important and obviously this club has a massive history with that. But then we’d had years without winning absolutely anything. ‘For us to lift that FA Cup was a massive relief. It generated good belief and unity around our team and helped that group of players to achieve what they achieved later when they won other cups. ‘I think winning brings togetherness and when you have beautiful experiences together and you win trophies then those experiences stay within that group. ‘You like more the people that you work with, you believe more in them, you share some fantastic moments and that habit of winning, winning, winning … after you win, you don’t want to stop winning. ‘You become addicts to that and that’s what we have to try to implement at this football club.’ On the mission to reunite the fans with the club via a Cup run, Arteta said: ‘When you take the fans to Wembley, it’s a different scenario, they are proud of it, it’s a special day, they travel with their families, they are looking for success again for this football club. ‘They are used to that, there’s a history related to that. I think it generates something special.’ The Spaniard admitted he will be unable to fulfil his ambitions at Arsenal if he fails to get the fans onside. ‘No, it’s impossible,’ he said. ‘It’s too powerful. With the fanbase we have, with our history and how much these people have been with this football club, if we get that connected, it’s powerful. Without that, I think it’s impossible.’ Meanwhile, Leeds star Ezgjan Alioski has dismissed suggestions that Arsenal are resurgent under Arteta and belittled their win over Manchester United. ‘Yes, I saw the result versus Manchester United but this Manchester United from this year — even we can beat them,’ Alioski quipped. The North Macedonia international does not lack confidence and, as if to emphasise the point, he suggested the third-round tie would soon become run of the mill for the current Championship leaders. ‘If we are in the Premier League, Leeds is going to be one of the biggest clubs, like I know they were before,’ he added. ‘Of course, it’s a big game. I like to play this game. Maybe it’s one of the biggest but I don’t see it making me nervous to think that. I hope I can have mostly bigger games than this.’ Read Also:FA Cup: Arteta warns Arsenal players ahead of Leeds clash Some might view the FA Cup as a distraction for a club aiming to end a 16-year exile from the top flight, particularly given their near-miss last season. But Alioski countered: ‘No, it’s a game. Only the name changes, to cup and not league. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted Content7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your Phone7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your Mind10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo10 Stargazing Locations To ‘Connect With Nature’6 Extreme Facts About Hurricaneslast_img read more

P120,000 bail for robbery suspect

first_imgILOILO City – The court recommended aP120,000 bail bond for the temporary liberty of a robbery suspect  in Barangay Don Esteban, La Paz district. The suspect was detained in thecustodial facility of the La Paz police station and set to be transferred to thecustody of the Department of Social Welfare and Development./PN Police identified the suspect as a14-year-old female minor.  She was caughton the strength of an arrest warrant around 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday. last_img

NBI files murder raps vs PCSO board member Sandra Cam

first_imgMANILA – The National Bureau ofInvestigation (NBI) has slapped Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO)board member Sandra Cam with murder charges over the death of a vice mayor inMasbate town last year. Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office board member Sandra Cam is tagged in the death of Batuan, Masbate vice mayor Charlie Yuson III in Sampaloc, Manila last Oct. 9. She denied involvement in the incident which also injured two other men. GMA NEWS Cam is being pointed as the one who hasa motive in killing Yuson III as his son, Charmax, had won the mayoralty raceover Sandra’s son, Marco. Cam has vehemently denied being the suspect. Aside from Cam, the NBI’s deathinvestigation division also sought the prosecution of her son, Marco MartinCam; Nelson Cambaya; Junel Gomez; Bradford Solis; Juanito de Luna; and Rigordela Cruz. The NBI named Yuson’s widow, Lalaine;Charlie, Yuson, Jr., and Rufino Alforte as complainants. “It is so unfair that our family isbeing dragged into this, we’ve moved on from that election,” Cam saidbefore. “Me and my son had nothing to do with that ambush of Vice Mayorand OIC Mayor of our town, Batuan,” Cam was charged with murder andfrustrated murder in the death of Batuan, Masbate vice mayor Charlie Yuson III inSampaloc, Manila last Oct. 9. She has previously denied involvement in theincident, which also injured two other men. Yuson, Wilfredo Pineda and AlbertoAlforte were having breakfast when they were shot. Pineda and Alforte meanwhilewere injured and were taken to the University of Santo Tomas Hospital fortreatment. “As a mother, I sympathize with thebereaved family [pero] hindi po totoo na politically motivated ‘yan. Wait for the investigation toroll, huwag muna sana tayong gumawa ngmga speculation,” she added./PNlast_img read more