Most insect repellents have been found to actually lose its effectiveness against mosquitoes.
At first, mosquitoes are repelled by their initial encounter with the substance, but they then get used to the smell and later ignore it, according to scientists from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
After placing electrodes on the mosquito’s antennae, the researchers were able to measure what was going on. Ultimately, the mosquitos were growing less sensitive to the chemical.
There is something about being exposed to the chemical the first time that changes their olfactory system – changes their sense of smell – and their ability to smell modern repellents, which makes it less effective.
A Texas mother had an one-in-70-million sort of Valentine’s Day in the not so distant future when she conceived two sets of indistinguishable twin young men, a Houston healing facility advertised on Monday.
The four blood mates were conveyed at 31 weeks to Tressa Montalvo, 36, through Cesarean area at The Woman’s Hospital of Texas in Houston, consistent with a news discharge from the doctor’s facility.
Tressa and Manuel Montalvo Jr. were not utilizing any ripeness medications and had barely trusted for a bit sibling or sister for their 2-year-old child, Memphis, as per the discharge.
“We arranged the pregnancy -I conjecture we simply succeeded a little excessively!” stated Tressa Montalvo, cited in the discharge.
Any time Montalvo was 10 weeks pregnant, her medical practitioner let her know she was having twins, and on a consequent visit, the expert located a third pulse. The Montalvos were later briefed they were having four infants -not quadruplets however two sets of twins.
The chances of conveying two sets of characteristically happening indistinguishable twins is some other region in the reach of 1 in 70 million, as per the healing facility. Two young men imparted one placenta and the two different young men imparted an additional placenta.
Expert and Blaine were born at 8:51 a.m. on February 14 and weighed 3 pounds, 10 ounces (1.64 kg), and 3 pounds, 15 ounces (1.79 kg), individually. Money and Dylan emulated a moment later, weighing 2 pounds, 15 ounces (1.33 kg), and 3 pounds, 6 ounces (1.53 kg), separately.
“We attempted to adhere to the A-B-C-D subject when naming them,” Tressa Montalvo stated. “We didn’t need it, we were striving for just one and we were favored with four.”
Manuel Montalvo stated in the discharge that they’re not done yet -he still needs a young lady.
Yes! Sprinkling sugar on a wound helps it heal faster!
Sugar can help heal bedsores and other wounds when it is rubbed into it. Using sugar in wounds is a traditional African remedy and is being used in a trial at a British Hospital following a study by a Zimbabwean nurse.
Sugar and honey were used to treat the wounds of combatants thousands of years ago.
Battlefield wounds in ancient Egypt were treated with a mixture of honey and lard packed daily into the wound and covered with muslin.
Modern sugar therapy uses a combination of granulated sugar (sucrose) and povidone-iodine (PI) solution to enhance wound healing.
Sugar draws out the water that allows bacteria growth in the wound. It’s not painful, but actually reduces pain greatly. It’s also much cheaper than medicines and does the same thing.
Rubbing sugar into wounds could cure painful infections including bedsores, research shows.
The traditional African remedy is being trialled in British hospitals after a study led by a senior nurse raised in Zimbabwe.
So to continually inhibit bacterial growth, the wound is cleaned with water and repacked at least one to four times daily (or as soon as the granular sugar becomes diluted) with more solute (sugar) to “reconcentrate” the aqueous solution in the environment of the bacteria.
Doctors kept a U.K. baby boy ‘frozen’ for four days in order slow down his increasing heart rate, metro.co.uk reported.
Baby Edward Ives’ heart was racing at more than 300 beats per minute, so doctors sedated him, wrapping him in a blanket filled with cooling gel – and lowered his body temperature to about 91 degrees, the newspaper reported.
Doctors told Edward’s parents he had a five percent survival rate – he was born with supraventricular tachycardia and had to be delivered at 35 weeks at the University College London Hospital.
On the fourth day, Edward’s heart rate returned to normal, and doctors slowly warmed him back up to 98.6 degrees.
When Edward was born in August last year, he was diagnosed with a condition called Supraventricular Tachycardia. It caused his heart to race at over 300 beats per minute – compared to the usual 160 bpm. This reduced blood flow to his vital organs and left Edward on the brink of death.
Then medics suggested they wrap Edward in a blanket filled with a cold gel and allow his temperature to drop from 37C to 33.3C.
The doctors at University College London Hospital cooled Edward for two days straight, allowing him to be brought up to a normal temperature when his heart beat slowed.
But when his heart began to race once more, doctors again had to cool the little boy down for two further days. Mrs. Ives first became suspicious that something was wrong when she was 35 weeks pregnant.
Doctors decided to cool Edward in order to slow his heart rate down and ensure his organs would not be deprived of oxygen.
In total Edward spent four days wrapped in a blanket that lowered his body temperature, whilst also being shocked five times with a defibrillator, which is an electric current directed into his heart.
It was on the evening of the fourth day of cooling that Edward’s heart rate finally returned to normal.
Medics then began to warm Edward’s body by half a degree every 12 hours, and the youngster slowly began to improve.
A month later, after being referred back to The Lister Hospital, Edward was finally allowed to return home to his family.
Six-month-old Edward is now a healthy and happy baby, back at home with his family.
SVT is caused by abnormal electrical impulses that start suddenly in the upper chambers of the heart. They may be triggered by exertion or stress.
Although it is possible Edward may have further heart-racing episodes, they will most likely be harmless and not last long.
“All I wanted to do was scoop him up and give him a warm cuddle. I just had to keep reminding myself that it was saving his life,” Edward’s mother, Claire, 29, told the Metro. Claire said her son is home now, and doing well.
Yes Humans Have Third Eye which is the Pineal Gland in our Brain
In the physical body, your eyes look outward – though it views objects upside down. It next sends the message of what it observes… to the brain, which interprets the image and makes it appear right side up to us.
But the human body has another physical eye, whose function has long been recognized by humanity.
It is called the ‘Third Eye’ which in reality is the Pineal Gland. It is the Spiritual Third Eye, our Inner Vision, and it is considered the Seat of the Soul. It is located in the geometric center of the cranium.
The pineal gland (also called the pineal body, epiphysis cerebri, epiphysis or the “third eye”) is a small endocrine gland. It produces melatonin, a hormone that affects the modulation of wake/sleep patterns and photoperiodic (seasonal) functions. It is located near to the center of the brain between the two hemispheres, tucked in a groove where the two rounded thalamic bodies join. Unlike much of the rest of the brain, the pineal gland is not isolated from the body by the blood-brain barrier system. It is reddish-gray and about the size of a pea (8 mm in humans).
It’s about the Eye, Zero Point, focusing your consciousness and trusting what you see. You do it all the time and may not beware of the difference between your thoughts and those from higher frequency. I was told that the third eye has a lens that opens to see behind physical reality, so you might want to relate to that theory.
Directionally, the pineal gland is situated between the cerebral hemispheres, attached to the third ventricle.
The pineal gland is involved in several functions of the body including:
Secretion of the Hormone Melatonin
Regulation of Endocrine Functions
Conversion of Nervous System Signals to Endocrine Signals
Causes Feeling of Sleepiness
When the third eye opens it can feels like a pressure at the base of the brain. We all want to be more psychic and increase the connection with the other side as our Consciousness Hologram closes and souls return to light. We want to empower and most of all to understand beyond the physical. Meditation, Visualization, Yoga, and all forms of Out of Body Experiences help.
While the physiological function of the pineal gland has been unknown until recent times, mystical traditions and esoteric schools have long known this area in the middle of the brain to be the connecting link between the physical and spiritual worlds. Considered the most powerful and highest source of ethereal energy available to humans, the pineal gland has always been important in initiating supernatural powers. Development of psychic talents has been closely associated with this organ of higher vision.
The third eye controls the various bio-rhythms of the body. It works in harmony with the hypothalamus gland which directs the body’s thirst, hunger, desire and the biological clock that determines our aging process. When it “awakens”, one feels a pressure at the base of the brain.
The pineal gland’s location deep in the brain seems to intimate hidden importance. In the days before its function as a physical eye that could see beyond space-time was discovered, it was considered a mystery linked to superstition and mysticism. Today it is associated with the sixth chakra.
The third eye is the gate that opens to the space of consciousness and inner worlds. It is also the main organ through which the body of energy can be awakened and governed. In practice, the third eye acts as a ‘switch’ which activates higher states of consciousness and experiences of spiritual vision.
Reach for these items next time you’re feeling under pressure, under the weather, or just too close to that breaking point. Munching on these stress-free foods will help pull you back into the game.
You’re overwhelmed, overtired, and in desperate need of some mental and physical nourishment. You’re stressed. What can you do beyond throwing in the towel and hiding under the covers? Thankfully, you can relieve stress by eating certain foods and avoiding others.
Bananas really are a magical food supply. They not only give you a boost of energy when you most need it but they are also so quick and easy to eat. You don’t need to cook anything; just peel and enjoy!
If you find yourself lagging in energy and need a boost especially in the afternoon then bananas are the food stuff to do it.
Nibble on Chocolate
Recent research shows eating dark chocolate can help reduce levels of cortisol and catecholamines (hormones associated with stress), especially for those with high anxiety. Go easy, though: chocolate is calorically dense—eating too much can pack on the pounds and that can lead to more stress.
Sniff an Apple
If you like the smell of green apples, embracing their aroma may help alleviate headaches, according to preliminary research. In one small study, people with chronic migraines reported some pain relief after inhaling green-apple fragrance at the start of a headache.
Brown Rice and Pasta
Brown rice and pasta are well known as wonderful health foods. The macrobiotic diet, which is a well-known health diet, is mainly made up of eating brown rice. These are complex carbohydrates which mean that they will give you a sustained amount of energy throughout the day. Great for maintaining high energy levels in stressful situations.
This green veggie is high in folic acid, which can help stabilize your mood. “When you’re stressed, your body releases hormones that affect your mood,” says Geise. “Eating certain vitamins and minerals like folic acid and B vitamins can help keep your mood steady because they’re needed to make serotonin, which is a chemical that directly affects mood in a positive way.”
Even though beef often gets a bad rap, it’s a great dinner option for a stressed-out family. Beef contains high levels of zinc, iron, and B vitamins, which are also known to help stabilize your mood. “People think they should stay away from beef, but it’s very nutrient rich, even compared to chicken,” says Geise. Ask your grocery store butcher for a lean cut if you’re concerned about fat content.
In one 2010 study, British researchers randomly assigned 340 dental patients to one of two groups. In the first, they diffused lavender oil with a ceramic candle warmer before the start of morning and afternoon clinics. With the second group the lavender oil was replaced with water. Their findings: the group exposed to the lavender scent reported significantly lower anxiety levels. And if it works during dental appointments, who’s to say it can’t work during other stressful times?
Milk is high in antioxidants and vitamins B2 and B12, as well as protein and calcium. Have a bowl of whole-grain cereal and low-fat milk in the morning to start your day with a stress-fighting breakfast.
Cottage Cheese and Fruit
Cottage cheese is high in protein and calcium. “Foods with high protein content that aren’t loaded with sugar won’t cause a spike in blood sugar and will keep you satiated for a longer time,” says Geise. Try mixing the cottage cheese with a fruit that is high in vitamin C like oranges. Vitamin C plays a role in fighting stress because it’s an antioxidant that fights the free radicals that get released when you’re stressed. These free radicals have been shown to cause cancer.
Cut Into a Coconut
When you’re stressed, the scent of coconut may blunt your natural “fight or flight” response, slowing your heart rate. People who breathed in coconut fragrance in a small pilot study at Columbia University saw their blood pressure recover more quickly after a challenging task. The researchers speculate that inhaling a pleasant scent enhances alertness while soothing our response to stress.
Are you ever looking for something you can really dig your teeth into when you’re stressed? Try crunching on almonds to get some aggression out. A good source of Vitamin B2 and E, as well as magnesium and zinc, almonds are high in fat, but most of the fat is unsaturated. Like vitamin C, vitamin E has been shown to fight the free radicals associated with stress, and in particular, those free radicals that cause heart disease.
Very rich in antioxidants, blueberries offer a high-fiber, low-calorie fruit option that is also rich in stress-fighting vitamin C. Try them with cottage cheese or as a snack on their own.
A great lunch option, tuna is high in stress-fighting vitamins B6 and B12. Tuna is also a good low-fat protein source. “Don’t load tuna down with fat by using a lot of mayonnaise,” cautions Geise. “Choose a light mayo instead.”
Pack Some Peppermint
Overwhelmed by decadent holiday spreads? A little peppermint may help you stave off the urge to overdo it. When researchers at Wheeling Jesuit University in West Virginia evaluated hunger levels of peppermint sniffers versus nonsniffers, they found that those who wafted peppermint oil under their nose every two hours rated their hunger level lower, experienced fewer cravings and ate significantly less. “While the greatest effect from peppermint comes through inhaling the scent, peppermint gum, mints and flavored water have been found to produce similar effects,” says Bryan Raudenbush, Ph.D., lead researcher and associate professor of psychology.
Cornflakes or Crispy Rice Cereal
Although they aren’t low in sugar, cornflakes and crispy rice cereal are fortified with B vitamins and folic acid to help reduce stress. Have them for breakfast with milk. Geise also recommends having them dry as an afternoon snack.
A deficiency in selenium has been linked to increased anxiety, depression and fatigue. Nuts, especially Brazil nuts, are high in this mineral. And you don’t need a whole lot of selenium; a handful of mixed nuts, or just two Brazil nuts, a day will be enough to keep you out of crankiness.
Heal with Herbs
Basil is a good source of magnesium, which helps muscles and blood vessels to relax. It also contains anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that are helpful to those with rheumatoid arthritis or inflammatory bowel conditions. Enrich the taste of your food by adding a handful of basil leaves and you get a boost of iron, calcium, potassium and vitamin C. To prevent the loss of its essence and flavor, add the herb only near the end of the cooking process.
Give in to Your ‘Dark Side’
Tryptophan is an essential amino acid which is used by the body to create serotonin, a neuro-chemical that relaxes the brain. Dark chocolate, aside from its heart-boosting antioxidants, is one food that is rich in tryptophan. When buying, choose one that is high in cocoa solid but low in sugar to get the maximum goodness without the sugar crash later.
Take Your Oats
Complex carbohydrates enhance the absorption of tryptophan, which is in turn used to manufacture serotonin — nature’s Prozac. Oats fit the bill well as they contain high quality starches that won’t flood your blood with sugars and cause an insulin spike. They are also a good source of soluble fiber which helps to lower cholesterol in your blood. To get the soothing effect from oats, eat them together with some proteins such as nuts, seeds or dark chocolate.
Say Moo for Milkilicious
Is it any surprise that milk has calming effects? Just recall those nights when Mum used to tuck you in with a glass of warm milk. Milk works because it contains the protein tryptophan, which is converted to serotonin. This neurotransmitter not only helps you to relax, but also makes you sleep more soundly.
Relish the Taste of Ocean
Shrimps may be small, but in terms of their nutritious value, they are anything but. These small sea creatures are excellent sources of tryptophan and selenium, which are essential for staying cool. They also contain good amount of omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin D and B12. If you are worried about their cholesterol content, studies suggest that the cholesterol in shrimps may actually be good for you.
Start the Day with T
L-theanine is an amino acid mainly found in tea leaves and is found to reduce stress, promote relaxation and enhance mood by stimulating the production of alpha brain waves. Our usual awaken state is associated with beta brain waves, while the calmer and more relaxed state is alpha. Green tea is rich in L-theanine and a host of other compounds that make it sounds like the Superman of plant kingdom. It lowers risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer, reduces blood pressure and prevents hypertension, and promotes weight loss, single-handedly. Wow.
Take off with Kiwi
Our brain needs adequate amount of vitamin C to convert tryptophan into serotonin. In fact, the brain has a special vitamin C “pump” that draws extra vitamin C out of the blood and concentrates it in the brain. Kiwi fruit is one vitamin C factory that will satisfy your recommended daily intake of vitamin C with just one fruit.
Forget about an eye for an eye doctors in Florida have taken a blind woman’s tooth, and used it to help restore her vision.
A team of specialists at the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine announced Wednesday that they are the first surgeons in the United States to restore a person’s sight by using a tooth. The procedure is formally called modified osteo-odonto-keratoprosthesis (or MOOKP).
Sharron “Kay” Thornton, 60, went blind nine years ago from a rare disorder called Stevens-Johnson syndrome. The disorder left the surface of her eyes so severely scarred she was legally blind. But doctors determined the inside of her eyes were still functional enough that she might one day see with the help of MOOKP.
“This is a patient where the surface of the eye is totally damaged — no wetness, no tears,” said Dr. Victor L. Perez, the ophthalmologist at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami who operated on Thornton. “So we kind of recreate the environment of the mouth in the eye.”
The three-phase operation started with University of Miami dentist, Dr. Yoh Sawatari, who removed a tooth from Thornton’s mouth and prepared an implant of her own dental tissue for her most severely damaged eye. The tissue would be used to make a new cornea to replace the damaged one.
Doctors then removed a section of Thornton’s cheek that would become the soft, mucus tissue around her pupil. Finally, Perez and his team implanted the modified tooth — which had a hole drilled through the center — to support a prosthetic lens.
“We use that tooth as a platform to put the optical cylinder into the eye,” explained Perez.
Perez said doctors often use less risky and less invasive techniques to replace corneas, but the damage from Thornton’s Stevens-Johnson syndrome ruled those out.
Using a tooth might sound strange, but it also offers an advantage. Because doctors used Thornton’s own cheek and tooth tissue she faces less risk that her immune system will attack the tooth and reject the transplant. Patients getting a cornea transplant from a deceased donor, on the other hand, face chances that their immune system will reject the new tissue.
This Labor Day, Thornton was able to take off the bandages and she immediately saw the light.
Regaining Her Vision With Tooth in Eye Surgery
“From the first day, she’s been able to see 20/70,” said Perez. “She cannot drive legally (yet), but she can see her hands, see TV, see the sky, see the clouds.”
At the moment, Thornton has nothing covering the cheek tissue on her eye, an aesthetic drawback MOOKP patients must face.
“Her eye looks different but, the goal is once she heals more we can put on a cosmetic eye shield,” said Perez.
The technique was developed in Italy in the early 1960s, but the original procedure has been modified over the years by doctors in Europe. Hundreds of people in Japan, England and Italy have regained vision through the technique, but most eye specialists in the U.S. don’t foresee MOOKP catching on in America.
“It’s a complicated and rare procedure that a few people use in desperate situations [and] some patients benefit when the alternative is blindness,” said Dr. Stanley Chang, an ophthalmologist at the Columbia University Medical Center in New York City.
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Dominic Gundrum was born with a large triangular gap in his skull, through which part of his brain had seeped – forming a golf-ball sized bubble underneath the skin in his forehead. Given low expectations for survival, Dominic overcame incredible odds, and an extremely complicated surgery has now given him a chance at a full life.
Small Dominic Gundrum was conceived opposite amazing chances. Throughout pre-birth advancement, his skull hadn’t intertwined fittingly – leaving an extensive triangular hole from his upper lip, by way of the center of his nose and brow.
The condition – regarded as a Tessier midline facial split – brought about a considerably additionally bothering health situation. Tissue and liquid from Dominic’s mind had leaked by way of the parted in his front side. Subsequently, an air pocket the extent of a golf ball framed underneath the skin on his temple – a condition regarded as encephalocele.
With quite an impressive uncommon mix of both a Tessier parted and encephalocele, specialists at first thought Dominic’s possibilities of survival were disheartening. In any case notwithstanding overpowering misfortune, Dominic was born without difficulty – and surgeons from Boston Children’s Hospital have made remake his front side, giving him another risk at existence.
Mark Gundrum, Dominic’s father says “They had no clue what might happen to him. It was a true no-man’s property domain for every last one of us.”
Dominic’s folks, Mary and Mark Gundrum, got some answers concerning their offspring’s condition when they headed off to the specialist for Mary’s routine 20-week ultrasound. On the other hand, the ultrasound revealed to them considerably more than they needed.
From the get go, we were let he know might undoubtedly pass on inside a couple hours and that we might as well do our best to delight in the pregnancy,” Mark Gundrum reviewed. “As time passes, his guess got preferable and the experts concurred he’d survive conception. In any case after that, they had no clue what might happen to him. It was a true no-man’s property domain for every last one of us.”
Web sleuthing advanced the Gundrums to Dr. John Meara and Dr. Ed Smith, surgeons at Boston Children’s Hospital who had treated an uncommon, severe encephalocele case heretofore. The soon-to-be folks inhaled an enormous sigh of alleviation when Meara called them to state he had perceived this case before and that the whole lot might be fine.
Dominic was in the end born in exceptional health, giving his guardians trust that he might exist to have the surgery he wanted. Then again, his mother noted she was slightly worried after the surgery.
“We’ve fallen so enamored with Dominic over the past few months that the thought of altering him in quite an impressive memorable way is a tad bit troublesome,” Mary Gundrum stated right after the surgery. “In the long run, its what’s best for him, yet so far will change in one day. It’s energizing, yet there is a minor touch of distress realizing that tomorrow this toddler I’ve developed to adore so far will look so diverse.”
The method by and by included 15 experts, masters and healing facility staff and kept up for a few hours. Meara and his crew were equipped to uproot part of the toddler’s skull and the encephalocele. After much repositioning parts of Dominic’s cerebrum and recreating his skull, Dominic was recuperating in the ICU after more than eight hours of surgery.
While Dominic presses on to be screened at the doctor’s facility – and might by and by background more health situations as he develops more seasoned – the Gundrums are anticipating their offspring living the existence they consistently needed for him.
“The day Dominic was born, an aggregation of associates had a tree planted in our yard in his respect,” Mark Gundrum stated. “I recollect supposing, 10 years from now, I’m either heading off to get a load of that tree and think about the offspring I lost, or watch him climb its extensions. At this time, as a result of such a large number of brilliant individuals at Boston Children’s and past, I’m electrified to watch him swinging from that tree as they both develop grander and stronger.”
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