Study Links Yo Yo Dieting to Addiction
Yo Yo dieting, a common habit of many chronic dieters, generates dependence, as per Dr Cottone, an assistant professor Boston University School of Medicine. And when people who typically overeat stop overeating, stress hormones in their brain jump into action, potentially leading to anxiety, decreased motivation and rejection of other food alternatives.
Even paracetamol can cause asthma
An analysis of 19 studies provides additional evidence of increased asthma risk in children and adults given paracetamol. Paracetamol affects inflammatory cells in the airway, said Dr. J. Mark FitzGerald of the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute in British Columbia. But even if the medication does boost asthma risk, he added, it's likely only one factor in the rise in asthma prevalence seen in recent years. Asthma has become increasingly common worldwide, and some investigators have suggested that more widespread paracetamol use could be one contributing factor, given that the drug lowers levels of an antioxidant called glutathione found in lung tissue, FitzGerald and his team note in the journal CHEST.
Quitting smoking after surgery can heal the wound better: As per
The American Society of Anesthesiologists surgery provides an ideal opportunity for someone to quit smoking altogether because surgery patients are told to stop for as long as possible before and after their operation. Surgery related reasons to quit, include:
1. Better healing after surgery. One study found that half of the people who continued smoking after surgery developed complications; the number fell to 20 percent among those who quit.
2. Within hours of quitting the body will begin to heal. Within less than a day, blood flow throughout the body will get better, boosting the chances of avoiding complications from surgery.
For elderly advise them to walk fast
A French study published in BMJ has found that seniors who walk slowly are three times more likely to die from cardiovascular disease than are fast walkers. Seniors with the slowest walking speed were 44 percent more likely to die than the fastest walkers. The slowest walkers also had a three-fold higher risk of cardiovascular death. The increased risk of cardiovascular death was found in both women and men, in younger as well as older seniors and in those with low or usual physical activity levels. There was no link between walking speed and risk of death from cancer. (Nov. 10 in BMJ)
When you feel the need to have a bowel movement, don't put it off.
Schedule time each day to have a bowel movement, such as after a meal. Boost your fiber intake. Drink plenty of water: aim for eight glasses each day. Don't rely on laxatives, as taking them too frequently can worsen constipation. Get regular exercise. Avoid sugary and high fat foods that can contribute to constipation.
"Doctor, doctor, I keep thinking I'm a pack of cards.
I'll deal with you later."
N. Palsy by injection
A 6-week infant was taken to a private clinic for DPT vaccination. The paramedic on duty gave the injection on the right gluteal region. Three to 4 hours later the mother noticed that the child was not moving his right lower leg and had developed a flail foot.
The situation can be easily explained in view of the fact that injections in gluteal region in children can lead to sciatic N. palsy and hence should be avoided. The preferred site being antero lateral aspect of the thigh. Similar situation can arise in adults if the injection in the arm is given at an incorrect site leading to radial or ulnar N. paralysis and hence precaution and knowledge of the correct site and technique of i.m. injection is of extreme importance in clinical practice.