Safer skin care

Karla’s Enterprises Launches Website Featuring Skin Care Products and Cosmetics

Peppermint oil gives it a nice kick. The best thing about Love Nature is the company promise that its products “will never contain sulfates, petrochemicals, silicones, EDTA, phthalates, formaldehyde (yes, that smelly liquid you store dead frogs in!) or parabens.” http://www.LoveNatureNYC.com Ava Anderson Non-Toxic SUN products Ava Anderson started researching safer skin care and beauty care products when, at age 14, she saw a report on the amounts of chemicals found in the beauty products and blood of U.S. teens. At age 17, she and her mother were named finalists in Entrepreneur Magazine’s Entrepreneur of 2011 Awards for their success with their line of nontoxic beauty and skin care products. The avaSUN line includes sunscreens, lip balms and moisturizers that protect your skin without the harmful chemicals that often make up sunscreens. The sunscreen stick is perfect for on-the-go protection, making for precise application in a compact container that won’t accidentally open and spill white goop all over your purse or backpack.
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Patented Peptide Featured In New Age-Defying Moisturizer With Matrixyl From THAT Skin Care

There are many excellent products featured within the merchandise of Beauty-FromHeadToToe.com . The website is exclusively affiliated with a European company known as Asepta Laboratoires Monaco, who produces the products that are sold in the online store. There are a number of high quality anti-aging products offered for sale on the site such as Helixience and Coup daEclat. As Asepta offers new products, Buzzell will add products to her website. Customer service is something that is very important to Buzzell regarding each and every transaction made on Beauty-FromHeadToToe.com .
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The result is an improved skin condition that could potentially look years younger with continued use and proper care. Other ingredients including shea butter, green tea extract, vitamin E acetate and glycerin make it a well-rounded and highly effective facial cream for skin rejuvenation. By providing superior hydration without irritation, the Age-Defying Moisturizer with Matrixyl promises to become a quick favorite with serious skin care enthusiasts. According to a spokesperson for the brand, “Our new Matrixyl 3000 cream works in a very scientific way, but the most common reaction from the women who use it is ‘Wow!’ Many find it difficult to stop touching their faces because their skin feels so soft and smooth, even after the very first application.” This anti aging cream marks the second product release this year for the Company.
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Chelsea Manning Would Pay for her Own Hormone Therapy in Prison

Why is Hormone Therapy a Medical Necessity for Chelsea Manning? — VIDEO

Other publications, like CNN, insist that Manning doesn’t get female pronouns until she either starts hormone therapy or undergoes reassignment surgery something that not all trans people necessarily choose to do. But Coombs also had some guidance for those still trying to figure out how to talk about Manning: Coombs said Manning knows there is the potential for confusion with the name change, and said Manning expects to be referred to as Bradley when it has to do with events prior to sentencing, the appeal of the court-martial and the request for a presidential pardon. Prison mail must be addressed to Bradley Manning. “There’s a realization that most people know her as Bradley,” Coombs said. “Chelsea is a realist and understands.” That point was reiterated on a Monday blog post from Coombs , which goes on to explain that Manning also expects that many images and logos depicting her as male will continue to circulate. Want to add to this story?
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VIDEO By Andy Towle Lauren McNamara ( aka Zinnia Jones ), an activist and friend and former defense witness for Chelsea Manning explains why hormone therapy is a medical necessity for trans people and why Chelsea ought to be treated in prison: “We sentence people to incarceration. We do not sentence them to untreated medical conditions. We don’t sentence them to untreated gender dysphoria just as we don’t sentence them to untreated kidney failure, untreated infections, or anything else of the sort. When the government takes on inmates and incarcerates them, it becomes responsible for their medical care. And this condition from a medical and scientific perspective is no different from any other medical condition that requires treatment. And increasingly from a legal perspective as well. Civilian courts have found in almost all cases that prisons are required to provide hormone therapy and increasingly surgery as well.
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Manning wants hormone therapy in prison. Will it happen?

Manning was sentenced to serve 35 years at Fort Leavenworth Prison, a military prison in Kansas. A spokeswoman for the facility has already told the Today Show thatthe Army does not provide hormone therapy or sex-reassignment surgery for gender identity disorder. In response, Mannings lawyer, David Coombs, told the same program that, If Fort Leavenworth does not, then Im going to do everything in my power to make sure they are forced to do so. If Coombs does seek legal action, it wouldnt be unprecedented. The United States Bureau of Prisons recently faced challenges to its policy of only providing hormone therapy to an inmate if that person had received such care prior to incarceration. Where inmates have been denied care, courts have said thats unconstitutional, says Jennifer Levi, director of the Transgender Rights Project at Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders. I dont know of any cases that have been brought yet against military prisons.
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Hormone Therapy Linked to Higher Breast Cancer Death Risk

VIDEO: Breastfeeding May Prevent Breast Cancer

The results, from an 11-year follow up with more than 12,000 women who were randomly assigned to receive either the combination hormone therapy or a placebo, found 385 women taking the therapy developed an aggressive form of breast cancer, compared to 293 in the placebo group. Twenty-five women who took hormone therapy died from breast cancer during the study, compared to 12 women in the placebo group. null “It is early in the follow-up and the number of breast cancer deaths will certainly substantially increase as we move forward,” said Dr. Rowan Chlebowski, professor of medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles, and lead author of the study. Women in the study who used estrogen and progestin for five-and-a-half years — which is considered long-term use of the therapy — were at higher risk of getting breast cancer, said Chlebowksi. Earlier results of this trial indicated a connection between synthetic hormone therapy — commonly marketed as as the drug Prempro — and less aggressive forms of breast cancer .
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Major diabetes discovery holds promise for new treatments

Researchers in the United States have made a major new discovery in the fight against diabetes, and it may lead them to new treatments for the disease. Diabetes affects millions of people around the world. The disease hampers the body’s ability to produce insulin, which is used to regulate blood sugar levels. Without the needed insulin, sugar levels in the blood become too high, and this can lead to a host of complications, such as heart disease, kidney disease and even loss of limbs. There are a few types of diabetes, but there are two that are most common. Type 1 sufferers have the disease from birth and it causes insulin deficiency. Type 2 is acquired later in life (usually through poor diet) and it causes the body’s cells to not use insulin efficiently, and it can also involve insulin deficiency.
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TXNIP Protein Pathway Discovery Could Point To Possible Diabetes Treatment

Louis, Mo., a diabetes expert not involved with the new study, described the research as a major advance in understanding the origin and progression of diabetes. Urano’s research has revealed that excessive TXNIP is produced as a result of stress on a cell structure called the endoplasmic reticulum (ER). He said the new study points to researchers’ growing understanding that TXNIP is a key player in a host of diseases related to ER stress, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and Wolfram Syndrome, Urano’s specialty, a rare genetic disorder whose symptoms include type 1 diabetes, blindness and deafness. Health experts say that a diet rich in fiber and complex carbohydrates found in leafy green vegetables, legumes and whole grains can help prevent type 2 diabetes. Once diabetes progresses, however, repairing damaged beta cells remains difficult to impossible.
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Mood disorder drugs may triple kids’ diabetes risk

Cunningham / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Monday, August 26, 2013, 4:02 PM Sterling Cleveland, 32, just finished walking across America to raise money for diabetes prevention. Cleveland made the seven month journey in honor of his grandmother, who succumbed to the disease. Related Stories Mayor Bloomberg: Obesity is a poor thing, the rich have Pilates A Bronx man has just walked across America in support of diabetes prevention. Sterling Cleveland, 32, spent almost eight months walking from Los Angeles to New York City to highlight the scourge of diabetes, raising more than $25,000 for the American Diabetes Association. RELATED: DOCTORS TO ‘PRESCRIBE’ FRUITS, VEGETABLES TO FIGHT OBESITY One thing you learn on such a voyage: Its a big country. For Cleveland who spent part of his youth in Kingsbridge his journey was personal. The grandmother who raised him died of Type II diabetes when he was 21.
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Bronx man walks the walk for diabetes awareness

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Previous studies have linked this drug class and diabetes risk in adults on the medications, but the researchers wanted to see if the same held true in kids. The new study involved more than 29,000 young people between ages 6 and 24 who were prescribed the drugs for attention, behavioral and mood disorders. They were compared to more than 14,400 children who were taking other mental health medications including mood stabilizers (lithium), antidepressants, stimulant medications and benzodiazepines. They were tracked for 12 years. Of all subjects, the researchers found 106 young people were diagnosed with and treated for Type 2 diabetes.
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The great health supplements con: How firms like Seven Seas and Vitabiotics exaggerate benefits of pills used by millions says Which?

Vitamins and Vitamin Supplements: Use Increases in America

They are claimed to help in the treatment of arthritis. Phosphatidylserine is a naturally occurring nutrient that is an essential component of human cell membranes. It is marketed as helping to maintain optimum brain and cognitive functions. L-arginine is an essential amino acid and one of the building blocks of proteins in the body. Critics say it is not necessary to take as the body usually produces enough.
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“People are looking for help with what they believe is a problem but trying to solve it the wrong way,” said Dr. Darwin Deen, clinical professor in the department of family and social medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. “Our diet contains too many processed foods that do not have the nutrients we need to keep us healthy — soda and chips — so people respond by taking vitamins.” Deen said he usually advises his patients to increase their intake of fruits and vegetables to boost their vitamin count, rather than take a pill. “The pill is a nice idea, but we have no reason to think this one-size-fits-all dose makes any sense for each individual,” said Deen. Lead author Gahche said the report makes no recommendations on whether or not a person should or should not use dietary supplements.
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Supplements for Women’s Health

It is economical to take complete vitamin supplements instead of several individual vitamin or mineral capsules. However, there are certain health conditions that require a specific dose of minerals or vitamins like iron in the case of anemia and vitamin B12 for certain nerve related conditions. Buy supplements manufactured by companies that comply with the drug administration regulations and use natural food sources rather than synthetic chemicals. Dietary supplements for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding are specially formulated to contain more folic acid, calcium, and iron content to cater to the needs of the mother and the baby. Prenatal vitamins must be taken only after consulting a physician. There are several health supplement manufacturers who claim their products are beneficial for women. Often, the composition of the ingredients is imbalanced and some manufactures even use fillers that can cause allergies.
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Do Older Adults Need Vitamins, Supplements?

McCormick, PhD, an Emory professor emeritus of biochemistry and the graduate program in nutrition and health sciences at Emory. He challenges what he says is a widely held belief that the older people get, the more vitamins and mineral supplements they need. The scientific backup for that doesnt exist, he says. “We know too little to suggest there is a greater need in the elderly for most of these vitamins and minerals.” “A supplement does not cure the aging process,” he says. And in some cases, supplements may do harm, he says. Expense is another factor. His report, which reviews numerous studies of vitamins and mineral supplements, is published in Advances in Nutrition.
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Hair loss… on a woman? It’s happening to increasing numbers of us – and it eats away at your femininity like an acid

Wendy pictured with her hair piece

She likens her hair loss to having a mastectomy, such is the impact it has had on her femininity. Worryingly, female hair loss is on the rise in the UK. In a survey of GPs, 64 per cent said they had noticed more women patients with hair loss in the past five years. Wendy with her hair just after she first had it straightened, standing beside a waxwork of Harold Wilson Meanwhile the Transform clinic, one of the UK’s leading providers of cosmetic surgery, has reported a 41 per cent increase in female hair loss inquiries in the past year. Women constitute a third of their hair transplant patients.
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Florida Hospital doctors helping girl with hair loss problem

Gabby Ruiz has a condition called Alopecia Areata, an auto-immune disorder that cause her immune system starts to attack her hair. (PHOTO/Florida Hospital)

Bernstein is associate clinical professor of dermatology at Columbia University and founder of the Bernstein Medical Center for Hair Restoration. “To patients who are younger, he says, I also recommend minoxidil . But the mainstay is finasteride. The data show that, over five years, it significantly retards hair loss in 85% of users.” Both finasteride and minoxidil, the only other FDA-approved hair loss product (most commonly marketed as Rogaine), require a commitment. Stop either of these hair loss treatments and your progress vanishes.
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Men and Hair Loss: What Are the Options?

TRAFFIC ALERT: Crash on Turnpike North at I-4 blocking 3 lanes. Traffic backed up. TRAFFIC ALERT: SR 436 West at Bear Lake Road is blocked due to power lines on roadway. Florida Hospital doctors helping girl with hair loss problem Gabby Ruiz has a condition called Alopecia Areata, an auto-immune disorder that cause her immune system starts to attack her hair. (PHOTO/Florida Hospital) By Margaret Kavanagh , Reporter Last Updated: Thursday, August 22, 2013, 7:51 AM ORLANDO — A 9 year-old Tampa girl was bullied at school after a rare disease caused her hair to fall out. It wasnt until Gabby Ruiz starting seeing doctors in Orlando that her life began to turn around. Ruiz now gets injections into her scalp to make her hair grow back but her hair loss was a mystery for years.
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Extra vitamin D doesn’t cut high blood pressure: study

Too-low Diastolic Blood Pressure can be Deadly for CKD Patients: Study

Survey Finds That Beards Make Men Look Up to 8 Years Older

But not all hope for vitamin D may be lost, said Dr. Edward Giovannucci, who wrote a commentary accompanying the new study in JAMA Internal Medicine. He told Reuters Health in an email that participants still had relatively high levels of vitamin D at the beginning of the study, which would decrease the chance of seeing a benefit from supplements. “Thus, the potential benefit of vitamin D on blood pressure could depend on one’s starting point,” Giovannucci, a professor of nutrition and epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, said.
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For CKD Patients too-low Diastolic Blood Pressure Can be Deadly.br> Having too-low diastolic blood pressure (DBP) may be deadly for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Blood pressure (BP) recommendations are stricter for patients with CKD than for the general population and focus on lowering actual BP (the measurement of both systolic BP [SBP] and DBP) without consideration for achieving a DBP that is too low. Researchers reviewed health records for 651,749 U.S. veterans with CKD to assess the association between BP and death. Both actual BP and measurements of SBP and DBP considered separately were assessed. The researchers found that having a systolic blood pressure of 130 to 159 mm Hg and diastolic blood pressure of 70 to 89 mm Hg was associated with the lowest risk for death.
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Low Blood Pressure Linked to Death Risk, Study Finds

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Researcher Csaba Kovesdy, MD, and others at the Memphis Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Tennessee looked at more than 18 million blood pressure measurements and found that for patients with either very high or very low blood pressure, mortality went up substantially. Relative risk of mortality was significantly increased, by more than five times, according to the study, published today in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The researchers found that blood pressures in the range of 130 to 159 mm HG systolic over 70 to 89 diastolic were associated with the best health outcomes for the population they studied men with kidney disease. Dena Rifkin, MD, suggested that the new study may not yet apply to the general population, but only to this large group of older veterans with chronic kidney disease . Dr. Rifkin is from the Veterans Affairs Healthcare System in San Diego, California.
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Human Eye Movements for Vision Are Remarkably Adaptable

Once developed, that change in their “point of gaze” was retained over a period of weeks and was reengaged whenever their foveal vision was blocked. Tjan and his team say they were surprised by the rate of this adjustment. They note that patients with macular degeneration frequently do adapt their point of gaze, but in a process that takes months, not days or hours. They suggest that practice with a visible gray disc like the one used in the study might help speed that process of visual rehabilitation along.
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Stanton Optical Encourages Patients to Get Their Eyes Tested on World Sight Day

The program is supported by eye health organizations such as Optometry Giving Sight with the motto “transforming lives through the gift of vision.” Stanton Optical encourages all their patients that currently wear glasses to come in for an annual eye exam. That way their eye doctor can check the person’s vision and make sure they don’t need to change their glasses to a different prescription. And new customers can visit any of the eyeglass store locations for a comprehensive eye examination by a board-certified optometrist. Doctors of optometry can also detect vision problems such as glaucoma, cataracts and diabetic retinopathy. Customers can visit a Stanton Optical near them to schedule their next eye examination and shop for great styles of prescription eyeglasses.
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