Friday, February 23, 2018 by: Frances Bloomfield Tags: antibiotic resistance, mesh, pregnancy complications, women's health (Natural News) Urogynecological surgical mesh implants are one of the most frequently implemented treatment options for post-childbirth incontinence and womb prolapse. In the United Kingdom alone, 10,000 women undergo the procedure every year. A good number of them have had no issue with mesh procedures, while many others have been less fortunate. Excruciating pain, repeated infections, and even increased resistance to antibiotics are just some of the problems that hundreds of women have to suffer through because of mesh. Mesh and antibiotic resistance Annette Power is one such woman. After having plastic mesh implanted to support her bladder, she’s had to take antibiotics with almost every meal for the past 16 years. Only recently was she told that she’d become resistant to nearly all types of oral antibiotics, save for one. If and when that … [Read more...] about Post-baby mesh implants cause pain, infection, and superbugs; patients becoming increasingly resistant to antibiotics
Friday, February 23, 2018 by: Isabelle Z. Tags: goodhealth, goodmedicine, goodscience, mind body science, mind-body medicine, natural cures, natural pain treatment, Opioids, pain, Pain medication, pain medication alternatives, pain relief, placebo effect, powerful mind, science (Natural News) Could coping with pain be a case of mind over matter? A new study from the Netherlands shows that people can ease their pain simply by imagining something to be less painful. The researchers decided to delve into the placebo effect. There is a growing body of evidence that our experiences are shaped by our expectations. In some experiments, people have even reported improvements after getting sham surgery to test out the placebo effect. Researchers from Leiden University set out to determine if this would also hold true when it comes to pain relief. In the study, doctoral candidate Kaya Peerdeman used ice-cold water and visualization exercises. The participants in one group placed a hand … [Read more...] about The placebo effect is real: Study finds imagining less pain actually brings some relief
Anna Webber/Getty Images for Netflix Ashton Kutcher, the American actor known for his work in the 2005 series Robot Chicken, apparently processes heartbreak just like the rest of us — by retreating deep into the mountains and not eating or speaking for a week.On a recent episode of actor Dax Shepard’s podcast Armchair Expert, Kutcher said that after his 2013 divorce from actress Demi Moore he completed a week-long fast and consumed only water and tea. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below "I did no food, no drink — just water and tea," Kutcher told Shepard. "I took all my computers away, my phone, my everything. I was there by myself so there was no talking. I just had a notepad, a pen, and water and tea for week." He added that he "started to hallucinate on like day two, which was fantastic."At this point, you may be wondering: How safe could an extended water fast possibly be? "Fasting is a very individualized discussion that every patient needs to have with … [Read more...] about Ashton Kutcher Once Survived on Just Water and Tea for a Week. Is That Safe?
Giphy Most of the time, you probably don't think much about your bladder: when you need to pee, you just, well, go pee. But when something in your urinary system goes awry, there’s no mistaking the symptoms, from bloody urine to burning to must-go-right-now frequency.Before getting to the cause of the problem, though, it’s important to know what’s considered normal in terms of urinary frequency, according to Andrew Altman, M.D., urologist at Cleveland Clinic. While there's no set number — after all, some guys just pee more often than others — in general, an adult man will urinate between six to eight times per day, and maybe once during the night, Altman says. But it’s not just peeing a lot that can signal something is wrong with your bladder. Here are some of the most common signs that your bladder is out of whack — and how you can treat it. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below 1 Blood in your urine. Bloody urine can be a … [Read more...] about 4 Signs Your Bladder Is Out of Whack
When speaking of reincarnation we are speaking of a person transmigrating from one form of life to another form of life. Obviously, a physical body cannot move into another physical body. So it means that after the death of one body there is something that continues to exist and it is not the material body. At death, the person leaves the body, the body starts to decay and everybody who was relating to that person who was in that body, starts crying and gets very unhappy. Why? Because the person they were relating to has left. To understand the science of transmigration of the soul means understanding that the person or living being who was in that body has left that body and if they are not purified spiritually, will now enter into another gross material body. From the above brief explanation we can understand that the living being is the soul. Temporarily encased within a material body. Anyone can understand that consciousness is spread all over the body. We are all conscious of the … [Read more...] about Is who you think you are, really who you are?
Picture this: You're a regular once-a-day pooper (or even twice a day, if you're feeling productive. And yet every time you leave home for an extended period of time, you find yourself completely unable to go to the bathroom.One day passes, then two, then three, then four. Pretty soon, instead of enjoying your long-awaited beach vacation, all you can think about is whether you'll ever have a bowel movement again. Your life stretches before you like a bleak, poop-less tundra. You feel empty inside, except you're also very full. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below If this scenario sounds familiar, you might be one of the many people who struggle to poop when they're on vacation. Yes, this is a thing; and yes, it's pretty common, says Dr. David Poppers, MD, PhD, gastroenterologist and clinical associate professor of medicine at NYU Langone Health. "It's likely your neighbor, your friend, or family member has a similar issue and just doesn’t talk about it." So why the hell does … [Read more...] about Here’s Why It’s Physically Impossible to Poop on Vacation
Lots of questions still linger about e-cigarettes, including just what you’re breathing in when you vape.New study findings show that the vapors from a variety of devices contain potentially toxic levels of metals, including lead. The study comes on the heels of research out last year that detected metals in e-liquids used in the devices. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers recruited 56 daily e-cigarette users and studied the vapors they give off. "We devised a relatively simple system that collects the aerosol, what people call the vapors. We collected it almost as soon as it came out of the e-cigarette,” study author Ana María Rule, PhD, MHS, told Men’s Health. A significant number of the devices emitted vapors with potentially unsafe levels of lead, chromium, manganese and/or nickel, says Rule, an assistant scientist in the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering at Johns Hopkins … [Read more...] about Bad News: Your E-Cig Vapors Might Contain Lead
Scientists have finally concluded that antidepressants work following the results of a major new study. According to the results published in the Lancet, which analyzed data from 522 trials involving 116,477 people, 21 common antidepressants were all more effective at reducing symptoms of acute depression than placebos. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below The authors of the report said it showed that many more people could benefit from the drugs, although the study also showed big differences in how effective each drug is. The Royal College of Psychiatrists said that the study "finally puts to bed the controversy on antidepressants," and hoped it would end the stigma attached to the drugs.In 2016, 64.7 million prescriptions for the drugs were given out in England, which was more than double the 31 million in 2006.The systematic review and network meta-analysis – which included unpublished data in addition to information from the 522 clinical trials involving the short-term … [Read more...] about Antidepressants Really Do Work, According to a Major New Study
On a dark night in January 2015, Olympic bobsledder Elana Meyers Taylor flew down an iced track in Königssee, Germany, going faster than normal in her gravity-powered sled. The 33-year-old, two-time Olympic medalist—who made history as one of the first women to pilot a mixed gender, four-man bobsled at a world cup event—usually trains during the day, with plenty of light. The nighttime competition's glaring lights threw off her vision. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Flying around a curve on the twisting, narrow track in a sled that can reach speeds of 90 mph, pilot Meyers Taylor missed her steer by "a fraction of a second" and the sled flipped, just a few corners before the finish line. She was slammed back down, right on her head. When the sled finally stopped sliding, Meyers Taylor felt like she was going to throw up. Pain was shooting up and down her back and her jaw was pounding. "It basically changed my life," Meyers Taylor tells MarieClaire.com ahead … [Read more...] about The Devastating Reason Why This Bobsledder Pledged To Donate Her Brain To Science
What if a simple photo of your eyeball could predict your chances of having a heart attack?That's the promise of a new deep learning algorithm from researchers at Google and Verily, a data science and healthcare technology operation run by Google's parent company Alphabet. Using a high-definition photograph of a patient's eyeball, the algorithm can predict patients' cardiovascular risk factors — such as smoking status and blood pressure — and chances of a future heart attack at the same accuracy level as traditional tests. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below The technology was tested on data from nearly 300,000 patients, and the encouraging findings were reported Monday in the journal Nature. Needless to say, Verily's algorithm stands to make cardiovascular testing a whole lot more streamlined and less invasive. How It WorksTo start, Verily's A.I.-powered tool requires a high-definition photo of the blood vessels in the eyeball's interior lining, known as the retinal … [Read more...] about This Tech Can Predict Your Heart Attack Risk With Just a Photo of Your Eye