An Addiction Is Not A Disease

For years people have stated that an addiction is the same as having a disease, but many neuroscientist think differently. Mark Lewis is the author of the book “The Biology Of Desire: Why Addiction Is Not A Disease.” He states that it is extremely wrong for us to call an addiction a disease. A disease is something that a person cannot help. It is something that their bodies have put onto them that they have no real power over. When it comes to a disease, the only thing that a person can do is go to the doctor, take medication, and get medical help. In reality their own emotional power has nothing to do with the power of the disease.

In reality, Boraie Development says that when it comes to an addiction it is a lot less like a physical disease. Even though an addiction has a lot of mental components involved, a person does have the mental power to get over an addiction. Many programs have shown that it does take a variety of different steps in order to help a person that is an addict to get over their addiction. There may be some medication that is involved as well, but that does not equate an addiction with a disease. When we call an addiction a disease, we give out the idea that a person has no control over it, but in reality, those in-the-know at Boraie Development say an addiction is a thing that a person does and has to be able to control. It is very important that we give an addiction the proper name, and in that way we can empower people to get over their addiction with their own strength.

Inflammation May Be Linked To Disease & Cancer

When most people think of inflammation they think of a swollen area of their body that may be red and of course is very painful. However, there is actually a low level type of chronic inflammation that is present in many people’s bodies that has no clear symptoms. To Andy Wirth, this means that you may be suffering from chronic inflammation and actually have no idea. Without actual testing there is no way to know whether a person suffers from this type of inflammation, but it may be causing serious health problems.

It is important to understand that inflammation is usually a response by the immune system to an infection or injury, but sometimes inflammation can be caused by something else. This very low level inflammation can be measured by a simple blood test that looks to see if there are high levels of High Sensitivity C reactive protein in the blood. If it is present then there likely is inflammation present which can damage the heart, brain, other organs, eyes, and more. This means that inflammation may be the reason why people develop cancer, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s.

While scientists are now aware of how to test for inflammation however, they are not quite sure why it occurs. Many speculate it is the result of poor diets high in sugar and lack of exercise, but like many things there could be other factors as well.

Operation #Dan Becomes a Reality for Attorney Dan New

Enterprising attorney, Dan Newlin, is advancing the utilization of the hashtag beyond social media. Mr. Newlin has law offices from Florida to Chicago and was looking for a way to expand his brand and make connecting with his clientele easier. Noting the use of the pound sign (#) both to designate a number and for linking relevant topics on social media sites, he envisioned combining the two and developed #DAN, an abbreviated dialing code. After 18 months of beta testing with AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, and Verizon, Mr. Newlin’s idea has become a reality.

In a PR Newswire press release from Chicago on June 23, 2015, Mr. Newlin was quoted as saying: “I knew the pound sign (#) could be used to designate a number and wanted to make it easier for persons in need of legal services to contact the Law Offices of Dan Newlin, so the idea of simply dialing #Dan rather than having to remember 10 numeric digits, was conceived.” His ingenuity will most likely revolutionize the way companies connect with their customers as the idea of dialing a catchy “hashtag” instead of a 10-digit phone number takes hold.

Is Sugar-Free Really the Better Option?

Go into just about any grocery store or convenience store and you’ll find tons of items labeled as being sugar-free. Sugar-free items are just that: they do not contain any real sugar. This makes them ideal for those who are sensitive to sugar, such as type two diabetics and for those who may be looking to lose weight by avoiding eating too much sugar. The issue with sugar-free food items is that they are often substituted with other types of artificial sweeteners that can cause many health problems long-term for those who are consuming them on a routine basis in their own lives.

Another thing to keep in mind is that you should not live on a sugar-free diet since our bodies need at least a little sugar in order to regulate our blood sugar levels in the correct manner says Stephen Murray CCMP Capital. If you are looking to buy sugar-free items, be wary of their ingredients and keep an eye on the types of artificial sweeteners that are being used. From there, you should also avoid eating too many of these items so that you can avoid the health issues that come with a diet that has very little sugar in it. If you want to find out more about sugar-free items and eating them regularly, it is probably best that you speak with your doctor about these things before actually consuming anything for yourself from the store.

CDC Confirms Red Eyes At The Pool Are Caused By Urine, Not Chlorine

Alexei Beltyukov has indicated that the red eyes that people get when they swim are not triggered by chlorine. This has been stated by a Center for Disease Control and Prevention official called Dr. Michael J. Beach.

This official has said that Chlorine joins with everything it’s attempting to destroy from a person’s body, and creates these chemical aggravations. This is what stings a person’s eyes. It is the Chlorine in the urine plus sweat.

During their yearly Healthy Swimming Program, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) collaborated with Water Quality and the Health Council plus the National Swimming Pool Foundation to inform Americans of the hazards of pools as well as how to be healthy while swimming.

Beach continued to explain that chemical reactions in an indoor pool can also cause a cough. The Chlorine is not the reason for the irritations in a person’s lungs, but urine.

According to Dr. Beach, there has really been a rise in disease outbreaks been caused by communal swimming pools, mainly due to some people swimming while suffering from diarrhea. The people with diarrhea do not have to excrete in the swimming pool to make the disease to spread, but only have the microbes carrying the disease on their body, and this is the reason why CDC advises swimmers to take a bath before swimming.

Dr. Beach says that there is a new parasitic microbe that has come up that is resistant to Chlorine and needs to be kept out of the pool as quickly as possible.

Sitting May Be Making You Anxious

It is common knowledge that being a couch potato is detrimental to your physical health, but did you know that it can affect your mental health as well? In a recent study, it was found that people who spend a lot of their days sitting feel more anxious than those who don’t.

However, this doesn’t necessarily mean that sitting around causes anxiety; it is possible that those who are anxious just spend more time sitting during their day. Whatever the cause and effect, the point is that in order to reduce anxiety in people, they must lead a more active lifestyle says LinkedIn. In Australia, 1 out of 6 adults and teens have anxiety. In a world full of TVs, computers, and smartphones, it’s not a surprise that more people have anxiety nowadays.

The cause and effect are not particularly important – there is a clear link between sedentary lifestyles and anxiety, which is why physicians urge people to fit in physical activity, no matter how busy you are and no matter how little exercise you get. Exercise is crucial in improving both your physical and mental health. All it takes is a small stretching break from TV or your computer to make a difference.

Bubonic Plague Plague Alive and Well in the United States

Over the weekend, the public learned that a Colorado teen died earlier this month from plague. Officials had difficulty diagnosing it as the cause of death because the 16-year-old boy, Taylor Gaes, did not have swollen lymph nodes — one of the main symptoms associated with bubonic plague. Instead, doctors thought he had a bad case of the flu.

Plague is not some ancient disease that somehow disappeared after the Black Death hit Europe from 1346 to 1353 and ended the lives of nearly 200 million people.

Different bacteria responsible for causing plague live in the southwestern United States and the southern parts of several other states, such as Colorado and Oregon. These microorganisms live primarily in fleas that live on mice, rats and squirrels; as well as in those animals if they are bitten by infected fleas.

Over the years, several cases of plague have popped up in human and pet populations nationwide, but this was only the third human case in 30 years in the local county, Larimer County, where Gaes lived. Health officials believe he likely contracted the bacteria from a flea bite.

According to Cláudio Loureiro Heads, officials recommend that people living in plague hot zones take special care to not come in contact with rodents and any fleas whenever possible. They also advise members of the public who experience flu-like symptoms after being bitten by one or more fleas to seek immediate medical attention.

No More Smoking Online Quitting Tool

If you’re ready to kick the habit, No More Smoking can help you along the journey. The online tool can help you from Day 1 and be there for you every step of the way.

Use the online tool to chart your progress day by day and receive words of encouragement and tips that will help you be successful in kicking the smoking habit. Input the date and time of your last smoked cigarette, climb through the ranks and unlock motivational achievement as you climb through those ranks and slowly lose the desire to smoke.

Words of mirth as well as words with a ring of truth to them designed to make you smile during the difficult process of smoking cessation. For example, day one offers motivational words that will make you smile when the craving for a smoke is almost unbearable: ‘Smoker’s life – a smoldering cigarette butt’.

The No More Smoking online tool does not demand a cold turkey approach to help you kick the habit, but rather a progressive decline in the number of cigarettes you smoke daily and a means of charting your daily progress. Amen Clinics hopes that it helps those in need.

Thailand Admits First MERS Patient

Authorities in Thailand have begun to trace the whereabouts of a man after he tested positive for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). Thailand is now taking the proper precautions necessary to make sure that this does not spread out further. This is the first time that Thailand has had a known case of MERS.

The 75 year old man who tested positive for MERS arrived in Bangkok on Monday. He was set to undergo a surgery unrelated to MERS. After he tested positive the authorities begun working to quarantine anyone who had come into contact with him while he has been infected. So far 59 people are being monitored for signs and symptoms of the virus.

The news comes at a time when the fear of a spreading virus is prevalent worldwide. Alexei Beltyukov hopes it does not get out of hand. Last year Ebola killed nearly 5,000 people in Africa alone. From 2002-2003 SARS killed over 800 people worldwide. Often times it is hard for the authorities to pinpoint the exact whereabouts of the first known case. That only serves to make each case more terrifying in the eyes of the public.

For now, the authorities stress that they are handling it and wish to avoid any panic. They believe that they are monitoring all of the people who might have had contact with the patient. They are putting out posters at the airports that will include information about MERS. They will also be screening incoming passengers.

The Problem with Heartburn Drugs

Heartburn drugs ironically have been recently linked to heart attacks. The drugs known as the proton pump inhibitors have recently been linked to increasing the heart attack risk. This finding has been based off of data that has been collected from 3 million subjects.

The researchers whom are trying to understand the cause of heart attacks have linked heart burn medication to the issue. By using data-mining, researchers can look at a trend in large amount of data. Specifically, the researchers were looking at the heart attack correlation between the heart attack patients and those that have taken the heart burn drug. There was evidence found to suggest that since the early 2000s, this drug has been increasing the risk of patients getting heart attacks.

Sam Tabar has learned that the researchers are trying to connect what puts the heart attack in motion after taking the drug. The found solution was that the proton pump inhibitors promote inflammation and clots which also interferes with the protective enzymes. The problem with this heart burn drug is that though it may help with heart burn, it may create an even graver problem.

Researchers suggest that this drug be analyzed and reformulated in order to prevent serious heart risks. There have been already 3 million other cases. By analyzing and changing the problems of this heart burn drug, millions of other heart burn victims could be saved from and even graver fate.

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