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Nice post madam..

« on: November 18, 2012, 02:02:40 PM »
Really tips are very useful & valuable..

Calculate Your Body Mass Index

Body-mass index, or BMI, is used as one measure of obesity or state of being overweight. BMI is used as a baseline and, then subsequently, to measure the effectiveness of a weight loss and/or health regimen implemented in cooperation with an individual's physician and other health care providers.
                  body weight (kg)

Category                                        BMI range ( kg/m2)
Very severely underweight                   less than 15.0
Severely underweight                         from 15.0 to 16.0
Underweight                                          from 16.0 to 18.5
Normal (healthy weight)                        from 18.5 to 25
Overweight                                         from 25 to 30
Obese Class I (Moderately obese)         from 30 to 35
Obese Class II (Severely obese)           from 35 to 40
Obese Class III (Very severely obese)   over 40

Pharmacy / Common Chemicals Affecting Your Fertility
« on: November 17, 2012, 11:24:04 AM »
Common Chemicals Affecting Your Fertility

Many couples try month after month to become pregnant, and new research suggests that for some, the delay may be related to their exposure to chemicals found in the soil, water, and food supply.

These chemicals, called persistent organochlorine pollutants, may persist in the environment for decades. Some, such as persistent lipophilic organochlorine pollutants, accumulate in fatty tissues in animals, while perfluorochemicals or PFCs are used in clothing, furniture, adhesives, food packaging, nonstick cooking surfaces, and electrical wire insulation.

The new study shows that men and women with high levels of these chemicals in their blood took longer to conceive than couples with lower levels. The effects seem to be more pronounced in men.

Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD on Nov. 14, 2012)

Career Jokes / Re: Funny Photos.........just fun......
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Food Habit / Ginger- An amazingly healthful spice
« on: November 17, 2012, 09:19:30 AM »
Health Benefits of Ginger- An amazingly healthful spice
Ginger is the common name for Zingiber officinale. Ginger is a herb but is often known as a spice, with a strong distinct flavor that can increase the production of saliva. The part that is used as spice on the plant itself is the rhizomes or ginger root.

Health Benefits of Ginger are-
Ovarian Cancer Treatment-Ginger may be powerful weapon in the treatment of ovarian cancer. A study conducted at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center found that ginger powder induces cell death in all ovarian cancer cells to which it was applied.
Colon Cancer Prevention-A study at the University of Minnesota found that ginger may slow the growth of colorectal cancer cells.
Morning Sickness-A review of several studies has concluded that ginger is just as effective as vitamin B6 in the treatment of morning sickness.
Motion Sickness Remedy-Ginger has been shown to be an effective remedy for the nausea associated with motion sickness.
Reduces Pain and Inflammation-One study showed that ginger has anti-inflammatory properties and is a powerful natural painkiller.
Heartburn Relief-Ginger has long been used as a natural heartburn remedy. It is most often taken in the form of tea for this purpose.
Cold and Flu Prevention and Treatment-Ginger has long been used as a natural treatment for colds and the flu. Many people also find ginger to be helpful in the case of stomach flus or food poisoning, which is not surprising given the positive effects ginger has upon the digestive tract.
Migraine Relief-Research has shown that ginger may provide migraine relief due to its ability to stop prostaglandins from causing pain and inflammation in blood vessels.
Menstrual Cramp Relief-In Chinese medicine, ginger tea with brown sugar is used in the treatment of menstrual cramps.
Prevention of Diabetic Nephropathy-A study done on diabetic rats found that those rats given ginger had a reduced incidence of diabetic nephropathy (kidney damage).
For a persistent cough - Take a half teaspoonful of ginger powder, a pinch of clove with a pinch of cinnamon powder and honey in a cup of boiled water and drink it as tea.
Ashma -
A teaspoon of fresh ginger juice mixed with a cup of fenugreek decoction and honey to taste acts as a excellent expectorant in the treatment of asthma.


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Food Habit / Health Benefits of Guava
« on: November 17, 2012, 12:50:40 AM »
Health Benefits of Guava

Let me share some of its brilliant health benefits with you.

•   Diarrhea & Dysentery: Guava is very rich in astringents (compounds those make your gums feel tighter and fresh after you chew guava leaves or eat a raw guava or use some toothpaste) which binds up loose bowels in diarrhea. These astringents are alkaline in nature and have disinfectant and anti-bacterial properties, thus help cure dysentery by inhibiting microbial growth and removing extra mucus from the intestines.
•   Constipation: Guava is one of the riches sources of dietary fiber. Its seeds, if ingested whole or chewed, serve as excellent laxatives. These two properties of guava help forming bowels, retaining water and clean your intestines and excretory system thoroughly.
•   Cough & Cold: Juice of raw and immature guavas or decoction of guava-leaves is very helpful in giving relief in cough and cold by loosening cough, reducing mucus, disinfecting the respiratory tract, throat and lungs and inhibiting microbial activity due to its astringent properties. Guava is one of richest in vitamin-C and iron which are proven to be preventive against cold and viral infections.
•   Skin Care: Guavas can help improve your skin texture and avoid skin problems more than the best of beauty creams or skin toner gels can do. This is chiefly due to the abundance of astringents in its fruits (more in immature ones) and in leaves. You can benefit from it either by eating the fruits (this help tighten your muscles apart from your skin) or by washing your skin with the decoction of its immature fruits and leaves. It will tone up and tighten the loosened skin. In addition to the astringents, guava is very-very rich in vitamin-A, B, C and potassium which are very good anti-oxidants and detoxifiers and keep your skin glowing and free from aging, wrinkles and other disorders.
•   High Blood Pressure: Guava helps reduce cholesterol in blood and prevents it from thickening, thereby maintaining fluidity of blood and reducing blood pressure. Guava, being very rich in fiber and hypoglycemic in nature, helps reduce blood pressure.
•   Weight Loss: Guava is very helpful for those who want to lose weight without compromising with their intake of proteins, vitamins and fiber. Guava, being very high in roughage and very rich in vitamins, proteins and minerals, but with no cholesterol and less digestible carbohydrates, is very filling and satisfies appetite very easily.
•   Scurvy: Guava can outdo many other fruits, including orange and other citrus fruits, when it comes to concentration of vitamin-C, whose deficiency causes scurvy and which is the only remedy to it. It contains five times the vitamin-C in oranges.
•   Lowers cancer risk: Guava contains the highest vitamin C content among produce at four times more than oranges. Vitamin C is known as one of the potent antioxidants which help protects cells from free radical damage. High levels of oxidants in the body can damage cell membranes and may contribute to the development of heart disease and cancer.
•   Lowers risk of diabetes: Looking for other sources of fiber? Grab a delicious guava. It is rich in fiber, one of the most talked about nutrients today as it has found to be beneficial in a wide range of disease prevention including diabetes by slowing down the absorption of sugar in the body and thus very beneficial for diabetic individuals. A high fiber diet has also been linked to a lowered risk of developing type-2 diabetes.
•   Promotes good eyesight: Guavas are very good sources of vitamin A, the nutrient best known for preserving and improving eyesight.
•   Promotes healthy thyroid gland: No, guavas don’t contain iodine; they are good sources of copper, a trace mineral which plays a role in thyroid metabolism especially in hormone production and absorption.
•    Helps promote fertility: Munching on guava also supplies a good amount of folate in the body. The mineral folate is known for its fertility-promoting properties.
•   Relaxes nerves and muscles: Magnesium is one of the essential minerals which needs to be obtained from food as the body cannot make them. Eating guavas can help relax the nerves and muscles through its good amount of magnesium content.
•   Keeps brain healthy: The B group of vitamins play a vital role in brain function. Guavas are rich in vitamin B3 and B6. Vitamin B3, also known as niacin stimulates brain function and promotes blood flow, and vitamin B6, also known as pyridoxine, is an important nutrient for brain and nerve function.


Diabetics / Who are at risk?
« on: November 17, 2012, 12:00:00 AM »
Risk factors of diabetes
The causes of diabetes are complex and only partly understood. This disease is generally considered multi-factorial, involving several predisposing conditions and risk factors.

Genetics and family history:
Certain genes are known to cause maturity-onset diabetes  of  the  young.

Family medical history is also influential to varying degrees:
 According to the American Diabetes Association, and someone whose parents both have type 2diabetes has a 50% chance of developing that disease.

Weight  and  body  type:
Overweight  and  obesity  are leading  factors  in  type  2  diabetes  and  gestational  diabetes.  Excess fat, especially  around  the  abdomen (central obesity), promotes insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome.

Level of physical  activity:
Lack of regular  exercise is blamed for much of the twin global epidemics of obesity and diabetes.

The effect of diet in the development of diabetes is controversial. Some studies have linked heavy consumption of soft drinks and other simple carbohydrates to risk of  metabolic  diabetes.

These chemical messengers can contribute to  diabetes  in  various  ways.  For  example,  stress  hormones  such  as cortisol  have  been  linked  to  fluctuating glucose levels in type 2 diabetes, and stress hormones in women during pregnancy have been linked to risk of type 1 diabetes in the child. The release of growth and  sex hormones  during  adolescence  may  make  some  teens more susceptible to diabetes.

Medical treatments:
In addition to hormonal therapies, medications  including  diuretics,  beta  blockers  (another class of antihypertensives), immunosuppressives, antire-trovirals  (AIDS/HIV  drugs)  antipsychotics,  lithium,  and some  antidepressants,  anticonvulsants  and  chemo-therapy  drugs  have  been  linked  to an increased risk of secondary diabetes.
Drugs including pentamidine  (used  to  treat  pneumonia)  and  L–aspara-ginase (used to treat leukemia) have been linked to type 1 diabetes.
Other chemicals:
In addition to these pharmaceuticals, some  studies  have  linked  PCBs,  other  pollutants  and certain  pesticides  including  the  defoliant  Agent  Orange and dioxin (its active ingredient) to insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. A rat poi-son called pyriminal has been linked to type 1 diabetes.

Other environmental factors:
Some researchers theo-rize that free radicals may contribute to the development of type 1 and possibly other forms of diabetes. When  these  radicals build up, they can destroy cells, including those involved in the production of insulin. Cold weather is another possible environmental factor in type 1 diabetes.

Some  people  are  diagnosed  with  type  1  dia-betes after a viral infection. Viruses thought to be related to type 1 diabetes include mumps, rubella and coxsackie virus.

Cigarette  smoking  is  a  risk factor for  type  2 diabetes and possibly other forms of diabetes.

Excessive  use  of  alcohol  is  a  risk  factor  for diabetes.  For example, it  can  cause  pancreatitis.

(Scientific Research and Essay Vol. 4 (5) pp. 367-373, May, 2009
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Diabetics / Re: Symptoms of diabetes
« on: November 16, 2012, 11:20:45 PM »
Good informations.

Common Forum/Request/Suggestions / Re: What plants keep mosquitoes away?
« on: November 16, 2012, 10:08:59 PM »
Interesting topics.

Farhana Israt Jahan
Sr. Lecturer
Dept. of Pharmacy

As a newer member of forum it will be very helpful suggestion for me.

Farhana, Dept of Pharmacy

Very nice collections...

Farhana, Sr lecturer, Dept. of Pharmacy

Environmental Science and Disaster Management / Re: General Health Tips
« on: November 16, 2012, 09:42:58 PM »
Some easy & good guidelines...

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