Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Prevent Hypertension In Easy Ways

Hypertension or high blood pressure (HBP) can be a lethal health condition that may trigger chronic ailments such as heart disorder. In today's fast paced lifestyle it is difficult to keep maintain a healthy lifestyle practice, however following are some easy ways that can help you in keeping hypertension at par:

  • Weight Loss: HBP is most common among the obese people. By losing extra weight you can keep hypertension at par. Abstain yourself from lavish eating and try to include green vegetables, fruits and rich protein diet as it will help in maintaining the desired body weight.
  • Take A Walk: Take out some time for your self in the morning for morning walk. Morning walk will not only keep you energetic through out the day, but will also help you in losing weight.
  • Reduce Sodium Intake: High intake of sodium, commonly found in salt, is one of reasons behind hypertension. Measure the quantity of the sodium in your meal and seek your dietitian's guidance in knowing what quantity of sodium is good for you.  
These are some of the easy steps that will help you in leading a healthy life and keep HBP away. 

Plan In Giving New Flu Vaccination

Last Wednesday, new study shows that there about 2.4 million absences of Central Texas schools. This cost the local district to spend $91 million for the state's lost revenue. Data also shows that half population of these school absences been caused by flu. That’s the reason on the health progress of several elementary children.

The E3 Alliance is the driven data collaborative education of Austin plans to announce the availability of flu pilot vaccination program at the 56 elementary schools comprises of 5 school districts. Doctors are quite concerns on children who haven’t receive a single shot of flu vaccine.

Eventually, these children got the higher risks of acquiring the disease. This leads them of leaving the school for several days. E3 Alliance research shows that lots of students haven’t vaccinated yet because of lack of transportation, time, or finances. Beginning this October, flu vaccine is available to all elementary schools of Pflugerville, Hays, Manor, Del Valle school districts. This program flu vaccine is also available at Austin Independent School District.

According to Susan Dawson of E3 Alliance president, they try to break the flu immunization barrier and made available to all 56 pilot school students without spending the district funds and leaving no costs to their families. E3 Alliance host information program meeting and additional research findings last Wednesday 9 am till 10:30 am at St. David’s Medical Center off frontage Interstate 35 Central Austin.

The program is free and open to everyone. In this pilot program, flu vaccine is quite optional for students. Also, the goal for this program is to know if the availability and accessibility of this flu vaccine have a relationship in the coming flu season.

About Rosacea

Rosacea refers to the common chronic skin condition that solely affects on the face. Symptoms start to appear with several flushing period especially when skin turns into red. 

Symptoms of Rosacea:

• Visibility of tiny blood vessels in the skin
• Permanent redness
• Spots classified as pustules or papules
• Stinging and burning sensations
• In severe cases, the skin turns thicker and bigger. This usually visible in the nose area. 


• Metronidazole – Available in cream, gel, and lotion formulation.
• Oral Antibiotics – Minocycline, clindamycin, tetracycline, and, erythromycin.
• Isotretinoin – Orgal agent
• Sulphur and sodium sulfacetamide
• Steroids creams
• Laser therapy - pulsed dye laser refers to the intense pulsed light (IPL) use in treating visible red blood vessels, dermabrasion, laser resurfacing, cosmetic surgery, reduction of tissue growth that link with the rhinophyma.
• Tretinoin cream
• Camouflage make-up

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Taking A Closer Look On Acne

Acne causes the formation of oily skin and spots or those skins that painful or hot to touch.
Acne usually forms on the following areas:
• Face
• Chest
• Back

Causes of acne spots got six major classification:

• Blackheads – the tiny yellowish and black bumps commonly form into the skin and are not filled with any dirt rather black because of the inner hair lining follicle that produces pigmentation or coloring.
• Cysts – refers to the severe classification of acne spots and describe as huge pus that filled with lumps and similarly visible to boils with higher risks of forming permanent scarring.
• Whiteheads - appear similar to the blackheads but still remains firm and doesn’t become empty especially when squeezed.
• Nodules – refers to the huge hard lumps that intends of forming beneath the skin surface and painful.
Papules – form similar to a tiny red bumps and felt just having a sore or quite tender to touch.
• Pustules - appear similar to papules but have some white tip situated at the center area caused by pus build-up.


• Topical antibiotics normally into the skin that includes erythromycin, dapsone, and clindamycin.
• Oral-antibiotics such as doxycycline, trimethoprim, tetracycline, amoxicillin, erythromycin, and minocycline.
• Topical azelaic acid
Retinoic acid creamor gel especially Retin-A and Tretinoin.
• Topical Azelaic Acid
• Prescribe formula of sulfur, salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, or resorcinol.
• Laser procedure known as photodynamic therapy.
• Doctors suggest for chemical skin peeling. This skin removal is process through dermabrasion.
Isotretinoin or known as Accutane. This medicine is prohibited on pregnant women because of child bearing side effects.

The Medicaid Expansion Of Kansas Is On-Hold Till 2015

If Kansas chooses of expanding their Medicaid, this won’t be realized till reaches 2015. Last week, the new measure been signed by Gov. Sam Brownback requiring the Medicaid expansion that explicitly approved by state's legislature and completed the regular session of this year. This doesn’t take any position even if the Medicaid be under or not in Affordable Care Act in Kansas. According to Rep. John Rubin of Republican State's Legislator that this matter need to be decided by the people’s elected representatives. This law means that if the Democrat Paul Davis succeeded in over Brownback’s seat during this season of fall, he still lack some authority upon implementing the unilateral law.

About 26 states choose Medicaid expansion using the available federal funding under president’s health-care law. Also, 24 states haven’t chooses of expanding the program under the regulation of federal funding rather pursue other alternatives. Utah, already acquire the key concession as the law implemented and hope in giving out other forms of expansion that recently reported by Wonkblog’s Jason Millman. Also, Utah acquire an own small business exchange that predated over federal health care law. The state's want to manage this without overseeing any individual enrollment. According to Obama administration that the states can’t able to divide any exchange but after battling over Utah with this fed for over three years, CMS previously change their course and chooses of running over an small business exchange.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Tobacco That Leads For New Cancer Treatment

New research from the La Trobe University of Australia found that tobacco is potentially used in treating cancer. After several tests, scientists recently discover that the NaD1 or those protein found in white and pink flowers doesn’t just fight the plant fungi rather kill various cancer cells. Though, NaD1 latches over this cancer cells with similar to the pincer structure that causes the formation of balloons into the surface until explosion takes place.

Ideally, it cures when attacking the damage cells and left those healthy cells untouched. According to Dr. Mark Hulett, the leads researcher of Molecular Science school program that large issue of therapies already been used. The irony of this highlights the concept that strong defense mechanism of cancer normally found on ornamental flower part of tobacco plant. This also serves as welcome discovery of the origin.

Like the new medical discovery, protein continually undergoes rigorous research and testing through the years. Hulett believe that this need 10 years or more years to come before leaving the lab and hospital.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

The Conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis also called pinkeye refers the conjunctiva inflammation. This conjunctiva defines as clear thin layer tissue that situated at the white and lines of the inner part of human eyelids.

Causes of conjunctivitis:

  • Bacteria (chlamydia and gonorrhea)

  • Irritation of dirt, pool chlorine, smoke, and shampoo.

  • Viruses

  • Allergies of pollen, dust or some allergies variation.


• Burning eyes

• Redness in the eye inner part white area or known as inner eyelid.

• Blurred Vision

• Itchy eyes

• Sensitive to light

• Teary eyes

• White or green colored eye discharges

• Thick yellow discharge crusting throughout the eyelashes and commonly notice upon waking up.


The treatment of this conjunctivitis varies depending on the causes.

• Bacteria – When conjunctivitis is cause by bacteria, this usually treated through eye antibiotics in a form of ointments, pills, or eye drops. The ointments or eye drops is necessary to apply in the inner eyelid for 3-4 times a day within the span of 5-7 days. Pills intake usually keep up for several days. Normally, the infection improves within the span of 1-week. Use or take as what the doctor prescribe even symptoms already fade away.

• Viruses – This usually causes common cold and lasted within the span of 4-7 days. Viral conjunctivitis known as contagious. Prevent physical interaction with other persons and wash the hands regularly. Don’t wear contact-lenses and make-up when get infected with viral conjunctivitis.

• Irritating substance – Conjunctivitis caused by irritating substance, water is highly recommended to use upon washing the eye within the span of 5 minutes. Then, start to improve in the span of 4 hours. When conjunctivitis is an outcome of alkaline or acid material such as bleach, right away rinse the eyes with several water and call the physician.

• Allergies – The conjunctivitis that caused by allergies normally disappear when the allergy is cure. Immediately, consult the doctor when conjunctivitis is link with some allergies.

Friday, April 18, 2014

The Transmission of HIV

HIV is transmitted through certain bodily fluids like semen, blood, vaginal fluids and breast milk. Infection only takes place when the bodily fluids of an infected person enters the blood stream of another person. The main route of HIV is unprotected sexual intercourse between men and women. HIV can also be transmitted through sharing needles and syringes with the infected person as well as by unsterile body piercing or tattooing. Also, is it can be transmitted from a mother to her child. According to researchers blood transfusions and blood products of pre 1990s can also lead to the transmission of HIV. 

The Difference between HIV and AIDS

In order to explain the difference between HIV and AIDS it is to simply understand that an individual cannot catch AIDs but he can catch HIV. When an individual is infected by HIV this does not necessarily mean that he is suffering from AIDS but if it is left untreated it can affect the immune system and can progress to AIDS.

AIDS is the result of the destruction of immune system by HIV. The immune system fights off infections and other diseases. When the immune system is defected, an individual can suffer from life threatening diseases and cancer. HIV affects and destroys the disease fighting cells of the immune system. The body is then left with weakened defence against disease. 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

What is HIV?

HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. The virus attacks an individual’s immune system. An individual who is affected by HIV or has positive HIV can live for many years without becoming ill and may not even show symptoms. However, during this time the HIV remains in the body and damages the immune system and the person remains infectious. The individual is able to spread the virus if some basic precautions are not taken. HIV can damage the immune system in such a way that infections may began to occur because of the weakened immune system. When one acquires various viruses due to weakened immune system the person then suffers from AIDS or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. In this there is a collection of illnesses.