Why Exercise Trumps Science

It takes a lot more than one minute of exercise, three days per week to get you there. I see people in their 60s and 70s who are still fit, strong, and moving their bodies. Their skin is healthy, their eyes are crisp, and they seem witty and alive. That’s from a combination of plenty of exercise and healthy eating. They move, breathe, circulate blood, stretch, lift, and activate every muscle and bone in their bodies, day in and day out. It’s a statistical fact that we’re getting fatter and fatter, so what is science really doing for us?
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How much is too much exercise when you’re pregnant?

Former bodybuilder Lea-Ann Ellison lifts at a CrossFit gym in Los Angeles this week. Her baby is due in about two weeks.

What “moderate” means varies from person to person, and depends on how active someone was before becoming pregnant. Competitive athletes, the gynecologists’ organization notes, may be able to perform at higher rates during pregnancy and return to vigorous activity sooner after giving birth. It would be great if everyone got in shape and started exercising before becoming pregnant, Dolan says. “But in the real world, I get it, you’re working, you’re busy. “Pregnancy is a great motivator,” she says, but women who have never exercised before should be careful about starting a strenuous program right off the bat.
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Sleep Education Helps Families Of Children With Autism

The best way to conquer fear? Sleep on it

Sleeping on a fearful experience may diminish its power, a new study says.

“The parents also benefited; they reported a higher level of parenting competence after completing the education sessions. The one-on-one and group sessions showed similar levels of success. In contrast, an earlier study that simply gave parents a pamphlet without guidance on how to use it did not provide the same level of improvement in child sleep.” Before entering the study, all children were examined for medical conditions that could cause sleep problems, such as gastrointestinal disorders or seizures. In the instructional sessions, parents learned about daytime and evening habits that promote sleep, including the importance of increasing exercise, limiting caffeine during the day and minimizing use of video games and computers close to bedtime. Sleep educators helped parents put together a visual schedule for their children to help them establish a bedtime routine and discussed ways to help children get back to sleep if they woke up at night. Malow, also a Vanderbilt Kennedy Center investigator, said future studies are needed to determine the best approaches for providing sleep education to families, including those related to telemedicine and Internet-based technologies.
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Exposure involves having people engage in their feared experiences gradually while they are awake until they learn not to overreact. But because they are conscious of having to face their fears, many patients refuse even to try it. If some of this exposure work could be done while they were asleep, more people might benefit from the therapy. “[Exposure therapy] is extremely stressful, especially at the beginning,” Hauner says. “It’s very effective for specific phobias and not as good for PTSD.
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Sleep Disorders in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Researchers identified four different groups based on sleep abnormalities. They were: Group 1: Slower to get to sleep, delayed Rapid Eye Movement (REM), lower percentages of stage 2 and REM sleep; Group 2: More frequent awakenings; Group 3: Longer total sleep time, less delayed REM sleep, higher percentage of REM sleep, lower percentage of wake time; Group 4: Shortest total sleep time, highest percentage of wake time after sleep onset. Researchers concluded that doctors need to routinely screen for sleep disorders when considering an ME/CFS diagnosis, and that they should use sleep studies to identify sleep problems and tailor treatments to the specific groups. What kind of sleep problems do you have? Do you think one of the above groups describes you? Has treatment helped?
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Hormone Therapy Risks May Vary By Weight, Other Factors

Moreover, that study showed a 24 percent increased risk of invasive breast cancer in women who took estrogen and progestin. Since 2002, when the WHI findings were released, the number of women using HRT has fallen sharply, but it remains the most effective treatment for menopausal symptoms and many doctors still prescribe it for short-term use. And several recent studies have suggested that breast cancer risks associated with hormone therapy may vary based on factors like body mass index (BMI) – a measure of weight in relation to height – and ethnicity. To investigate further, Huo and his team analyzed data from the National Cancer Institute’s Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium, which includes 1,642,824 screening mammograms and 9,300 breast cancer cases. In their analysis, they looked at women 45 years old and older and considered the women’s ethnicity and BMI, as well as their breast density. Greater breast density means a woman has more breast tissue and connective tissue than fatty tissue, while lower density means she has more fatty tissue relative to breast and connective tissue.
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Hormone replacement therapy may reduce pancreatic cancer risk

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More research into how estrogen and progestin effect pancreatic cancer risk is needed, the researchers said. The new study involved more than 118,000 female public school professionals in California who were surveyed in 1995 to 1996 about their use of hormone replacement therapy and current or past use of oral contraceptives, and were followed until 2009. At the start of the study, 60 percent of the women were postmenopausal, 25 percent of whom were current users of estrogen-only HRT, and 33 percent of whom were current users of estrogen-plus-progestin HRT. During the study period, 323 women (0.27 percent) were diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. There was no link between the use of estrogen-plus-progestin HRT and pancreatic cancer risk. The age of participants at menopause, and whether they’d ever had children or breast-fed, were also not associated with pancreatic cancer risk.
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Women on Hormone Therapy May Benefit From Extra Calcium, Vitamin D

Overall, the rate of hip fracture was 11 per 10,000 women per year for those who took both hormones and supplements. Women who took only hormones had a hip fracture rate of 18 per 10,000, while those who took only supplements had a hip fracture rate of 25 per 10,000. Women who received neither therapy had 22 hip fractures per 10,000 women. The researchers weren’t able to tease out whether vitamin D or calcium had any benefits on their own.
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Miss America Fights Post-pageant Racism With A Beauty Queen’s Poise

Heavy smoke rises from the Westgate Mall in Nairobi Kenya Monday Sept. 23 2013. Multiple large blasts have rocked the mall where a hostage siege is in its third day. Associated Press reporters on the scene heard multiple blasts and a barrage of gunfire. Security forces have been attempting to rescue an unknown number of hostages inside the mall held by al-Qaida-linked terrorists.  (AP Photo/ Jerome Delay)

. . . It would be a wonderful message for younger girls, to tell them that regardless of how dark or light they are, it doesnt have to matter. Her SUV, which has circled the Kennedy Center driveway twice now to give her a few more minutes to chat during the short drive, pulls up by the entrance to the Hall of States. Its time for another whisk-away.
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Sally Beauty Not As Attractive Thanks To Soft Summer Sales

Special Offer: Forbes Dividend Investor has delivered 121 double-digit winners since July 2012. The average yield of recommended stocks, REITs and MLPs is 5.6%. Click to start your free 30-day trial now! Even with the sell off, shares arent that cheap. Sally Beauty has a forward P/E of 17.7, which is above the average of the S&P 500 of 15.8. Given the slowdown in store traffic, investors might want to stay away from Sally Beauty in the short term.
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Beauty Pageants and High School Queens: Is it Psychologically Good for Us?

Jessee Vasold, a male-to-female transgender became homecoming queen in 2009 at William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA and a 19-year-old named Devon, also a male-to-female transgender student still undergoing transition was voted her school’s Junior Homecoming Princess. In the last case Devon was elected to the queen’s role without letting on about her status and prior to having sex reassignment surgery. So what does all this news amount to? Is crowning any girl — a still transitioning or fully transitioned transgender woman, an Arab, a Muslim, or none of these categories — to become a high school or college homecoming queen, or beauty pageant winner a good thing? Is it healthy for any group of females to be submitting themselves to the organized judgment of others — to determine who is most worthy to be crowned among us? And when it comes to younger ages, are the French right that sexualizing young girls in order to place them in beauty contests is detrimental to their psychological health? The French are perhaps the first to officially recognize that it is not healthy for young girls organized by adults — to try to fit stereotyped gender roles and compete in popularity contest in large or whole part based on sexualized ideals of beauty that have nothing to do with innocence or childhood.
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Tips To Slow Hair Loss

Hair loss… on a woman? It’s happening to increasing numbers of us – and it eats away at your femininity like an acid

Wendy pictured with her hair piece

According to the American Academy of Dermatology , two out of three men develop some form of balding during their lifetimes. And heredity is not the only cause. Other factors include: Certain medications Deficiencies in your diet Stress Managing stress levels will help to stop hair loss as major life stressors can actually cause your hair to die. Look at your prescriptions, too. They could be making you go bald.
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Tips to prevent hair loss

In hot and humid weather, the hair should be washed more often, in order to remove sweat and oil deposits, along with dirt. If the hair is oily, it should be washed three or four times a week. For dry hair, wash twice a week. This is important in order to remove dirt and chemical air pollutants.” It is also important to choose the right products.
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Boys now spend nearly as much as girls getting prom-ready (and they are splashing the cash on smart suits, eyebrow threading and spray tans) I had bald patches, and 30 per cent less hair than I’d had before that life-changing visit to the salon. I was in despair, made worse every time I saw a friend with thick, lustrous hair who constantly ran her fingers through it. My first book was published when I was 25. But when the Queen’s cousin, Patrick Lichfield, took my photograph for the cover, I was so ashamed of my thinning hair I insisted the picture be cropped to hide it. So I sympathise with Conservative MP Nadine Dorries, whose hair has started falling out following a diagnosis of alopecia. She likens her hair loss to having a mastectomy, such is the impact it has had on her femininity.
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Kline Marks 10th Anniversary Of Professional Skin Care Research

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In Europe, 2007 saw growth surge to a 9.5% CAGR, followed by a steady decline to a CAGR of just under 2% in 2012 in the wake of the global recession. China and South Korea have both continued to post stellar increases of over 9% CAGR respectively, to buoy global markets with an overall 5.3% growth rate. On the new untapped markets, Kline vice president Carrie Mellage, says, “Kline is uniquely positioned to continue providing competitive insights into the market channels, and brands that the industry has come to depend on.” Mellage continues, “These new markets display similar characteristics to those we saw in China, South Korea, and Brazil that tipped us off to growth opportunities–a rich tourism industry, a growing middle class, and increasing Internet and mobile connectivity that exposes consumers to new products and creates organic demand. As we take our first deep dive into these new regions, we expect to uncover data that will be invaluable for skin care product marketers across the spectrum.” Kline’s Professional Skin Care Global Series report is a comprehensive analysis focusing on market size and growth, key changes in sales channels, the distribution and competitive landscape, and new product trends.
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DrSkinSpa.com Announces the Addition of Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Masque

It is then rinsed off with water or wiped off The Sponge Cloth. The que can be used once or twice per week as desired. Rachel Goodyear, the Esthetician at DrSkinSpa.com , said, aDermalogica Skin Hydrating Masque is an excellent moisturizer and anti-aging masque. In addition to its natural lycopene and hyaluronic ingredients, this masque is free of artificial colors or fragrances, S.D. alcohol, or skin irritating mineral oil.a DrSkinSpa.com is owned by Crescent Health Center, which is based in Anaheim, California, and is doctor-owned and -operated.
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Digestive System

Here it is mixed with gastric juices. The stomach is a muscular bag and it churns the food to help break it down mechanically as well as chemically. The food is then squeezed through a second sphincter into the first part of the small intestine, called the duodenum. The small intestine Once in the duodenum, the food is mixed with more digestive enzymes from the pancreas and bile from the liver. Food is then squeezed into the lower parts of the small intestine, called the jejunum and the ileum. Nutrients are absorbed from the ileum, which is lined with millions of finger-like projections called villi.
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A Pacemaker for Your Digestive System

Adequate hydration gives your digestive system the moisture it needs to properly function. Also, sometimes our bodies mistake hunger for thirst, so stay hydrated to prevent unnecessary overeating. Try keeping water with lemon slices around to help boost your intake. 4 Become a frequent flyer Eat small, frequent meals throughout the day to keep your metabolism revved up, your blood sugar balanced and your energy up. This can also help you avoid feeling ravenous at your next meal, which in turn can lead to eating larger portions of high-fat foods that can slow your digestion.Try ruining your appetite before going to a party or out to dinner with a nutrient-dense snack like a handful of nuts or a plain yogurt. 5 Work it out Exercise can help create a healthy digestive environment by allowing food to move through the large intestine much quicker, which also decreases the amount of water lost in the stool.
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Digestive health: 10 Tips for getting your digestive system back on track

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About three months ago, they say they got a much better, or at least easier to commercialize, idea for using their technology. The chips they are now working to develop would be implanted in more ordinary ways, say, laparoscopically, would not help the heart, but rather help the digestive system. The chips can slow the emptying of the stomach, triggering feeling of fullness in obese patients, or do the opposite for people struggling with gastroparesis (delayed stomach emptying), a common side effect of diabetes. And patients could take advantage of the technology with a lot less risk than a gastric bypass.
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Digestive System

Here it is mixed with gastric juices. The stomach is a muscular bag and it churns the food to help break it down mechanically as well as chemically. The food is then squeezed through a second sphincter into the first part of the small intestine, called the duodenum. The small intestine Once in the duodenum, the food is mixed with more digestive enzymes from the pancreas and bile from the liver. Food is then squeezed into the lower parts of the small intestine, called the jejunum and the ileum. Nutrients are absorbed from the ileum, which is lined with millions of finger-like projections called villi.
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://betterhealth.vic.gov.au/bhcv2/bhcarticles.nsf/pages/digestive%20system

A Pacemaker for Your Digestive System

Adequate hydration gives your digestive system the moisture it needs to properly function. Also, sometimes our bodies mistake hunger for thirst, so stay hydrated to prevent unnecessary overeating. Try keeping water with lemon slices around to help boost your intake. 4 Become a frequent flyer Eat small, frequent meals throughout the day to keep your metabolism revved up, your blood sugar balanced and your energy up. This can also help you avoid feeling ravenous at your next meal, which in turn can lead to eating larger portions of high-fat foods that can slow your digestion.Try ruining your appetite before going to a party or out to dinner with a nutrient-dense snack like a handful of nuts or a plain yogurt. 5 Work it out Exercise can help create a healthy digestive environment by allowing food to move through the large intestine much quicker, which also decreases the amount of water lost in the stool.
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Digestive health: 10 Tips for getting your digestive system back on track

Jump rope

About three months ago, they say they got a much better, or at least easier to commercialize, idea for using their technology. The chips they are now working to develop would be implanted in more ordinary ways, say, laparoscopically, would not help the heart, but rather help the digestive system. The chips can slow the emptying of the stomach, triggering feeling of fullness in obese patients, or do the opposite for people struggling with gastroparesis (delayed stomach emptying), a common side effect of diabetes. And patients could take advantage of the technology with a lot less risk than a gastric bypass.
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/biomedical/devices/a-pacemaker-for-your-digestive-system

Hair Loss Cause: 10 Reasons Why You’re Going Bald

Hair Loss – Causes of Hair Loss in Children

Hair Loss Due to Medications Hair loss is a side effect of a number of medications taken for common health problems. Blood-thinning medications, oral contraceptives, drugs for depression, NSAIDs, and beta and calcium channel blockers can all lead to thinning hair or baldness. Too much vitamin A and vitamin A-based drugs called retinoids can cause hair loss as well. Some chemotherapy drugs used to treat cancer are known to cause total hair loss as they work to destroy cancer cells. Just as hair usually grows back after chemo, it should also grow back once you stop taking any medication that causes hair loss. Different Types Of Alopecia Alopecia is the medical term for hair loss, and there are two main types: alopecia areata and androgenic (androgenetic) alopecia. Alopecia may cause hair loss only on the scalp or all over the body.
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Hair Loss Myths Debunked

Unfortunately, hair loss is a common symptom, even in kids. In many cases, the hair loss is temporary though, and the child’s hair does grow back. Hair Loss One of the classic causes of hair loss in children that many people think about is hair loss associated with childhood cancer . Although this can definitely cause hair loss, it is usually the cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy or radiation (anagen effluvium), that causes the hair loss and not the cancer itself.
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Its important to distinguish between normal/chronic thinning and MPB (also known as androgenic alopecia). In MPB, your hair usually starts to recede at the hairline before thinning at the crown, and the process can start surprisingly early for some guys. The actual pattern of loss is usually a good indicator of MPB. For some guys this can be a deceptively subtle shift that takes place over several decades. For others, it can happen in a couple of years and can be very distressing for a guy still in his 20s or 30s . It doesnt help that run-of-the-mill anti-hair-loss products are unlikely to have any real impact in cases of MPB.
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Beauty Police: Dakota Fanning Looks Like She’s Reviving Her Twilight Role With Her Washed Out Skin And Makeup

Beauty Guru: Guide to Getting Rid of Hand Warts

Then, Ms. Fanning needs to use a good oil-controlling primer like Laura Mercier Oil-Free Primer followed by an application of a matte foundation like Maybelline DreamMatte Mousse . Once all of her makeup is applied, she should spray her face with Skindinavia No More Shine Makeup Finish , which will control oil and hold her makeup in place for several hours. As for the little pop of color, we would give Dakota a fun statement lip. We would choose a longwearing, highly pigmented lip color like BITE Beauty Cashmere Lip Cream in Muscato (bright fuchsia), which would bring out her ivory skin and blue eyes. Want some irony? As much as Dakota’s washed out skin reminded us of her undead role, Vampire Jane actually rocked some serious smoky eyes in the movie.
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Spelman College Opens Seminal Photography Exhibition POSING BEAUTY Today

DuBois selected Askew’s photographs for the award-winning “The American Negro Exhibit” which he organized and presented at the 1900 Paris Exposition. Another highlight of “Posing Beauty” is the debut of the Mary L. Welch Spelman Collection of cabinet cards of Spelman College faculty, students, and alumnae courtesy of the Spelman College Archives. Cabinet cards were a late 19th/early 20th century style of photographic portraiture that consisted of a thin photograph that was generally mounted on cards measuring 4 by 6 inches. Mary L. Welch, who taught at Spelman from 1891 to 1895, kept in touch with her former students beyond her tenure at Spelman. The Welch Collection was gifted to the College by her granddaughter, Joan Handy, in 2012.
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Dakota Fanning

The AAD explains, “You are more likely to get one of these viruses if you cut or damage your skin in some way.” Warts can disappear on their own but who wants to wait for months, or longer, to hold your sweetheart’s hand? Luckily, there are lots of reliable solutions for this cosmetic problem. You can consult a physician or try a home remedy. If you decide to work with a professional, he or she may suggest some of these options: Cantharidan: A topical treatment that physicians use to blister away the wart.
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