Friday, January 20, 2017

Study : Physical May Be Old. But The Brain Is Not Necessarily


Study: Physical May Be Old. But The Brain Is Not Necessarily
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A recent study published in the journal Neuron some time ago mentioned, someone could have physically aged 18 years of age or legally an adult, but his brain would not necessarily have the same age.


This is because the brain is always changing, no matter what one's physical age. "These issues I think are important because the policy relating to the development of brain maturity requires more attention, such as exposed to a situation when a child is doing a criminal offence," said researcher, Leah Sommerville, psychologists from Harvard University.


Sommerville continues, there's not much to know if each part of the brain is experiencing the maturity at different times or not.

"The developing Brain in the form of the addition of waves, and each part is experiencing significant development at different times. So if asked when would the brain experiencing the maturity, it depends on which part we are talking about," he said as reported CNN.

Though not involved in the study, Dr. Jess Shatkin, child and adolescent psychiatrist from NYU Langone Medical Center help explain, the brain consists of two networks: gray matter and white matter.

In early life, gray matter grow and develop faster, including forming synapses or connections antarsaraf brain. This is needed when a child begins to learn about various things.

Then the body is preparing to enter puberty, the brain slowly pruning some of the gray matter and white matter production boost switch. This process is said to be Jane makes the brain is able to share information better and faster.

"But it is actually a brain volume does not change. We just lost 1 percent of gray matter in the range of age 13 and grew 1 percent white matter at the same time. Since then, goes on constantly," she explained.
This change will continue to run until the age of 20s 30s or even older. However, the process of adding brain maturity Shatkin tend to occur early in the brains of women rather than men.

These findings dismissed the notion that the human brain stops developing in the age when a person enters adulthood. Do not close the possibility this is the reason why there are people who are behaving childishly in adulthood.

Wow! Playing Music Can Help Slow Down Aging

Wow! Playing Music Can Help Slow Down Aging
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Research conducted suggests there is Université de Montréal differences of people working as musicians or learn an instrument since childhood with is not. This is apparent when they're aging.

Musicians tend to give faster reaction to various stimuli or sensory stimuli rather than not musicians or never learn music.

"And this is positive because it implies preventing a number of effects of aging," says the Chairman of the team of researchers, Simon Landry as reported Science Daily.

As we know, grew a person's age, their reactions will be more slowly. But on the musicians or those who could play musical instruments, this did not happen despite their biological age is growing.

This is evidenced by the velocity difference researchers observing the reaction of the 16 musicians and 19 respondents who are not musicians. The average is a student majoring in music who have been studying music since the age of 3 years or practice instrument for a minimum of seven years.


They were asked to sit in a room that is silent, with one hand on top of a computer mouse. While the index finger of the other hand is on top of a box that can vibrate.

Researchers asked them to click your mouse as you hear the sound from the speakers, the appropriate field to vibrate or both. The stimulation is carried out as many as 180 times and respondent applied earplugs to prevent distraction or diversion.

"Significantly, the reaction of the musician is faster than that is not a musician," said Landry.

Researchers hope these findings could provide solutions to reduce the prevalence of degenerative diseases such as dementia in the elderly, even since childhood, when they are not yet aware of the importance of these skills.

Read also : Can music really slow down the ageing process??

Sitting 10 hours a day to make a body's cells Aging 8 years Faster

Sitting 10 hours a day to make a body's cells Aging 8 years Faster
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The demands of the work force Office spent most of his time to sit all day. These conditions make metabolic aging age up to 8 years faster.


This was revealed in a study at the University of California in San Diego involving 1,400 women aged 64 years to 95 years. The research was published in the American Journal of Epidemiology.

The research results showed that sitting 10 hours a day, coupled with less physical activity makes the body's cells aging faster. Quoted from news.com.au, those who exercise less than 40 minutes a day experienced the greatest impact.

In the study, the women who spend more time to sit down to have a shorter telomere. A Telomere is a part of DNA (Deoxyribo Nucleic Acid) are often associated with a short lifespan short.
Various previous research associate short telomere with risk of deadly diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer. Short telomere can occur due to the influence of lifestyle, such as obesity and lack of exercise.

The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends a sport with medium intensity during 150 minutes each week, or approximately 30 minutes each day. For a lot of sitting, recommended often spend time moving or performing light physical activity such as walking.


Thursday, January 19, 2017

8 signs of pregnancy





1. fatigue

Fatigue is probably the most common sign of early pregnancy, "said Gil Gross, m.d., a Professor of obstetrics and Gynecology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

"Do not consume caffeine overload if there is a possibility you are pregnant." Instead, "try to relax, calm down, and take a rest," said Donnica Moore, m.d., an expert on women's health in Far Hills, n.j.

2. no appetite

If you are suddenly not tasteful to food favorites, you could be pregnant. Many women report that something like this was one of the first signs of early pregnancy. This can be caused by increased levels of the hormone beta – hCG.

3. Become more sensitive to Smells

The scent is not wearing (like cigarette smoke), even the usually aroma you love (like fragrant pair) can make you nauseous during the initial stages of this pregnancy. This may be a result of increased hormone levels. To smoke cigarettes of course you can avoid it, isn't it? Especially cigarette smoke is not good for mother and fetus.

4. Nausea and vomiting

Nausea and vomiting can be some of the first indications that you are pregnant. Occur due to increased hormone levels in early pregnancy. It can happen even to some of the early weeks of pregnancy. But this could be a good thing, because you know that you are pregnant. Don't let your stomach too empty, often-often eat throughout the day can help relieve nausea. Lemon and peppermint can also reduce the nausea. If you are too frequent vomiting, can be discussed with your doctor about treatment options.

5. Swelling of the breast

Breast changes might mark the beginning of another pregnancy. The best thing to do when you feel pain in the breast is to use a better bra.

Read also :  8 Early Signs of Pregnancy


6. Frequent urination

In early pregnancy, the uterus to grow and push the bladder, it triggers the urge to urinate more often.
There is no way to avoid this, but go to the bathroom before bed can help you to get a few more hours of sleep.  You'll probably wake up at least once at night to go to the bathroom.

7. Shortness of breath

Some women feel a bit claustrophobic when they first become pregnant and sometimes during pregnancy. This is because you need extra oxygen because of the development of the embryo. However, consult your physician if you experience any of the following: You have a tendency of sudden shortness of breath. Pain when breathing. As you lie shortness of breath feels increasingly ill. This could just be a sign of something more serious.

8. Physical changes

There is discoloration of the vagina and the texture in the mouth of the uterus, an experienced doctor can usually identify this.

Remember that this is just an early signs of pregnancy, sign above can also be a symptom of another, including premenstrual syndrome (PMS). An early sign of the most reliable is the first menstruation be late if you have regular menstrual periods.

Prevent cavities


Prevent cavities
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Cavities are one of dental problems are quite disturbing. Problems on the teeth can affect our digestive process, as it causes food not optimal performance so that the terkunyah of the stomach becomes more severe. 


If the already severe tooth could be we should willingly removed. Before that happens it's good we do prevention in order to keep healthy teeth, cavities and away from us. Our auto summary the following several ways to prevent cavities.


Subtract eating sticky and sweet like chocolate, sweets etc.

Diligent brushing. Take a toothbrush every depleted meal or at least twice a day i.e. morning and night when it was about to go to sleep. If you don't brush your teeth, then the rest of the food for 24 hours will turn sour. This acid is an ideal media for the development of germs. So from now on do not be lazy brush your teeth.

Use a toothbrush soft and hairy straight.

Don't forget to use toothpaste

Toothbrush teeth ranging from the back bottom (side) with the up and down movement. Do this on both sides of the movement left and right. Continue brushing the teeth on the inside with a movement back and forth, brush both sides. Then brush your teeth also the front with up and down movements. Don't brush your teeth too hard because it can injure the gums.

Read also : 7 Surprising Cavity Fighters

If the bristle toothbrush already widened loss, damaged and so are not comfortable then replace it with a new toothbrush because a broken toothbrush is not effective for teeth cleaning.

Although it looks like we've been brushing all the teeth, it turns out that there are certain parts that are not affordable with just a toothbrush that is part between teeth or between the teeth. For parts like this (the sidelines between teeth) can be cleaned with the use of dental floss (dental floss).
Check the teeth regularly every 6 months Clean Tartar


That's some of the ways that we can do to our teeth are always healthy and to avoid cavities and other dental problems.

Benefits Of Green Tea For Health

Benefits of green tea have been felt by various circles from different countries. Because its benefits for health, green tea has been consumed by the Nations of the world for centuries.


Green tea is the most consumed drink besides plain water. However many more black tea is consumed by the world population than green tea.All kinds of tea, except herbal tea made from the tea plant or scientific language called Camelia Sinesis. 

Unlike black tea, green tea is made from tea leaves are not oxidized and requires fewer processing so that it contains more polyphenols compounds and antioksida that are beneficial to the body.

Historically, green tea has been used by physicians in china and india to stop bleeding and heal wounds, improve digestion, enhance the performance of the heart and regulates the body temperature. A recent study showed that green tea has a positive influence on health in General.

Nutritional content of green tea green tea in General, green tea contains little caffeine around 20-45 milligrams per 8 ounces. Green tea is believed to be the most healthy beverages in the world and has the highest content of antioxidants among the other tea types. Green tea (also other type of tea) contains a natural chemical compounds called polyphenols which serves to ward off free radicals and also as an anti-inflammatory.

Benefits Of Green Tea For Health


1. Against Cancer


Based on research conducted by the National Cancer Institute in America there, the polyphenols found in tea is proven to help reduce the growth of tumors and may be against the bad influence of ultraviolet radiation UVB.Researchers believe that high levels of polyphenols in tea can help to kill cancer cells and stop its growth.

2. Lowering The Risk Of Heart Disease


In 2006, the American Medical Association publishes a journal stating that the consumption of green tea can help lower the risk of heart attack decreases.In Japan there is also research that involves 40,000 citizens aged between 40 and 79 years. The study lasted for 11 years since 1994. Through this research found that people who drank at least five cups of green tea a day have a lower risk of death (especially from heart disease) than those who drank tea less than one glass per day.In addition, by consuming ten cups of green tea per day can help to lower cholesterol levels.


3. Another Benefit Of Green Tea


Another benefit of green tea was preventing cavities, prevent acute fatigue, reduce stress, and improve the skin condition.Side-effects and risks of green teaVery few or even no contraindications or side effects caused by drinking green tea for adults. However, for those who have a sensitivity to caffeine may experience insomnia, anxiety, irritation, and nausea.

Frequent Headaches? May Be Lacking Vitamin D


Frequent Headaches? May Be Lacking Vitamin D
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Vitamin D is not only good for bone health only. A recent study looking at that this vitamin can also relate to attack a headache.


Published in the journal of Scientific Reports, researchers from the University of Eastern Finland knows it after examining data from 2,600 men aged 42 to 60 years old. A blood sample is taken and they interviewed how sick her head attack frequency.

Known almost about 70 percent of men in the study had vitamin D levels below 20 nanogram (ng) per milliliter (ml). The figure is arguably the lower boundary condition of vitamin D deficiency.

That is why many researchers said vitamin D deficiency likely due to samples taken from the male population of Finland. In several European countries the north part of its Sun Ray exposure is less so that the body is also naturally produce less vitamin D.

"Vitamin D is now widely discussed, have a key role in the risk of Neurovascular diseases. It is important for the Nordic countries such as Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and also other areas throughout the year are less exposed to UVB rays from the Sun, "wrote the researchers in a report in the journal and quoted on Thursday (5/1/2017).

The guy who got a headache at least once a week on average contain 15.3 ng/ml of vitamin D in the blood. By comparison they are no routine headache complaints on average contain 17.6 vitamin D in the blood.


The man with the most vitamin D levels are low i.e. 11.6 ng/ml at risk natural headache twice bigger than the man with the highest vitamin D levels above 10 ng/ml.

Researchers say these studies have limitations, however that is done only at one time only. Therefore, the study could not ensure the pattern relationship whether it is true since less vitamin D people so headaches or even because of a headache so less vitamin D.

"For example could be just those who frequent headaches so lazy to spend time outdoors so that the Sun's UVB rays against his speech he also minimal," said researchers.
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