Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Find Sex Offenders in Your Area

It's simply a fact that women have to be aware of the statistics regarding sexual crimes committed against them. They also worry about protecting their children from sexual predators who could be living near them and posing a danger to their young innocents. But thanks to this website, performing a local Sexual Predator Search is easy.

This information on sexual predators, including their location and addresses, is available to the public due to "Megan's Law". Named for Megan Kanka, a young girl who was raped and murdered by a sexual predator with previous offenses, this law entitles parents to be aware of any sex offenders living in their neighborhood.

You will receive not only a list of sex offenders living in your area, but also their addresses, color photos to help you identify them and a free child ID kit, to further protect your child. Don't delay in taking this step to protect your children against known sex offenders.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Nuts to Cholesterol !

Say "Nuts!" to your cholesterol is you want to lower it. Pistachio nuts to be specific. The little green nut with the funny-sounding name is more than just a tasty snack. According to a study at Penn State University, these little treats can have an effect on cholesterol levels.

Participants in the study all followed variations of a cholesterol-lowering diet, but when pistachio nuts were added, bad cholesterol (LDL) levels began to fall. Because the ratio of LDL to HDL cholesterol is a greater predictor of cardiovascular risk, the effects of pistachio nuts on cholesterol make them a healthy way to go green.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Incontinence Can Be Treated with Exercise

Are you a woman who is having urinary incontinence problems? You might want to see your physical therapist.

According to research published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, pelvic floor muscle training in conjunction with bladder training could resolve the symptoms of urinary incontinence that women suffer.

A course of training with a physical therapist that is focused on strengthening the pelvic floor muscles to increase control proved more effective at resolving incontinence problems than drugs, estrogen or other therapies.

Key to the eradication of incontinence problems are Kegel exercises. A physical therapist can help women identify the muscles involved and train them in exercises specifically designed to strengthen them and improve control.

Nearly a quarter of all women suffer from urinary incontinence.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Cases of MS may be underestimated says WHO

Multiple Sclerosis has been estimated to affect 1.3 million people worldwide, but a new study indicates that the number of cases may be much higher than previously thought.

MS is a progressive and degenerative neurological disease that results in demyelinization of nerve sheaths. It can cause fatigue, vision loss, problems with balance and mobility and muscle spasm as well as a variety of neurological symptoms.

MS is most prevalent in colder climates and in developed nations but the study conducted by the MS International Federation and the World Health Organization shows that some cases of MS were found in nearly every country that took part in the survey.

MS may go undiagnosed in poorer nations where the necessary expensive medical equipment may not be available.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

New Chat Forum for BBWs

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Friday, September 12, 2008

Diet and Exercise Alleviate PMS

Do you suffer from symptoms of premenstrual syndrome? PMS affects a majority of women, sometimes in life-limiting ways. PMS doesn't just produce physical discomfort, but can cause emotional and behavioral changes that affect the personal and professional lives of women who experience it.

The UK-based National Association for Premenstrual Syndrome (NAPS) has done research indicating that lifestyle and diet changes can greatly lessen the symptoms of PMS.

Among suggested dietary changes are things like limiting salt intake, cutting down on caffeine and eating low fat foods. Attention to eating smaller and more frequent meals while increasing exercise is also recommended.

You can read the full article and download a diet plan by going to Medical News Today

Monday, September 8, 2008

Acupuncture May Treat PCOS

Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) may be helped with acupuncture treatments according to this press release from the University of Virginia Health System.

Acupuncture may provide a non-drug treatment for hormonal imbalances and help the patient achieve regular menstrual cycles, which in turn will increase their chances for becoming pregnant. Because PCOS interferes with ovulation, it also affects fertility.

While there are other options for treatment involving traditional drugs and therapies, the UVA Health System research is aimed at examining new treatments that will be effective in curing the symptoms of PCOS.

"Over the last year we have seen women who never had a regular menstrual cycle start having regular periods. We can also boast several pregnancies since the study began," said Lisa Pastore, principal researcher of the the study. "Now we would like to recruit more people to the study in order to complete the study. It is important for research to have enough participants to ensure that the results are scientifically credible and not due to chance."