Seasonal Changes Can Put Teens’ Sleep/Wake Cycles Off Track

SATURDAY, July 31 (HealthDay News) — When the days grow longer in the spring, teens experience hormonal changes that lead to later bedtimes and associated problems, such as lack of sleep and mood changes, researchers have found.

In a study of 16 students enrolled in the 8th grade at an upstate New York middle school, researchers collected information on the kids’ melatonin levels. Levels of melatonin — a hormone that tells the body when it’s nighttime — normally start rising two to three hours before a person falls asleep.

“This is a double-barreled problem for teenagers and their parents,” study author Mariana Figueiro, an associate professor at the Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y., said in a news release from the institute.

“In addition to the exposure to more evening daylight, many teens also contend with not getting enough morning light to stimulate the body’s biological system, also delaying teens’ bedtimes,” she explained.

This delay in getting to sleep may lead to sleep deprivation and mood changes, and may also increase the risk of obesity and possibly lower school grades, Figueiro noted.

“This latest study supplements previous work and supports the general hypothesis that the entire 24-hour pattern of light/dark exposure influences synchronization of the body’s circadian clock with the solar day and thus influences teenagers’ sleep/wake cycles,” Figueiro stated in the news release.

“As a general rule, teenagers should increase morning daylight exposure year round and decrease evening daylight exposure in the spring to help ensure they will get sufficient sleep before going to school,” she advised.

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UH Cancer Center receives $3.58M for mesothelioma research

The University of Hawaii Cancer Center has received a $3.58 million gift from an anonymous donor to support mesothelioma research. It is the second-largest gift that the research institute has ever received, the center said.

The mesothelioma research is being conducted by Michele Carbone, director of the UH Cancer Center, along with Haining Yang and Giovanni Gaudino.

Mesothelioma is a disease that causes malignant cancer cells to form within the lining of the chest, abdomen or around the heart. Its primary cause is believed to be exposure to asbestos.

The UH Cancer Center is affiliated with the University of Hawaii Manoa and is one of 65 centers across the nation that are designated by the National Cancer Institute. The center is currently building a research facility in Kakaako, which is scheduled to open in 2013.

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Happy Canada Day and 4th of July!

To the majority of our readers, it is a holiday weekend, one that celebrates the birth of Canada on July 1st, and the the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on the 4th.

But I only have three things on my mind: fireworks, food, and family and friends.

So how are you enjoying your long weekend?

Here are some ideas to get you started:

Perhaps you need some weekend recipes to get you started? Read more here for some homemade guacamole, corn chips, stuffed zucchini, and marinade ideas.

While youre at it, check out our twist on a classic broccoli salad as a great side dish.

And you can never saw no to grilled corn on the cob. Have you never had it? Trust me those sweet, juicy kernels with a hint of that delicious char.. Youll never boil those babies again.

Spend the time with family and friends going on a leisurely bike ride. If you dont have one already, heres a short guide to buying the perfect bike and take the weekend to relax and peruse the local shops for what they have to offer.

If you have nothing planned, take some time to do some yard work. That might include tending to your garden, looking after your lawn, or getting that clothes line ready for eco-friendly laundry.

Hopefully, no matter what you do, the weather complies, and you can spend it outside, relishing in natures own vitamin D.

I cant understand why you wouldnt want to end it with some ice cream. Sure, these ice creams are vegan, but theyll be the best youve ever had. Really.

Need some more? Here are some other tips from July 4th, 2010.

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Report: Hunger kills five children in flood-stricken Pakistan

Islamabad – Five children have died of malnutrition in the north-western region of Pakistan hit hard by the floods currently plaguing the country, a media report said on Sunday.

The first reported deaths due to lack of food in flood-affected areas took place in Kohistan, a mountainous district cut off from the rest of the country since the rising waters washed away bridges and roads.

There was a huge food crisis in different flood-stricken parts of the district, local politician Abdul Sattar Khan told Dawan television. Five children had already died of malnutrition, he said.

“The number of casualties, due to malnutrition, is expected to rise if the Karakorum highway and other connecting routes are not opened to bring in food for the flood victims,” Khan told the television station.

“The government has completely failed in coordinating relief efforts for the flood victims,” he added.

The surging waters that devastated the north-western region before sweeping across large areas in central and southern parts of the country have affected 20 million people and killed around 1,400.

The United Nations has appealed for 460 million dollars to assist the six million people in dire need of food, shelter and medicine.

The UN chief Ban Ki-moon, who visited Pakistan on Sunday, urged the world community “to speed up assistance to the Pakistani people.”

“We are trying to mobilize all the necessary assistance, and remember that the whole world is behind the people of Pakistan at this time of trial,” Ban said after his plane landed at an army airbase near Islamabad.

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The specialization of CNAs

If you have a desire to take care of people and want to enter the medical field, but are afraid of the duration of education program, then certified nursing assistant programs may be just the thing for you. CNAs are medical workers, men and women behind the front lines of modern medicine. If you have ever been hospitalized, you know, you rarely see your nurse, doctor less often than that, maybe just as you leave home.

Certified nursing assistants specialize in helping patients of all ages with their ADL’s or activities of daily living. These caregivers to complete a 6-12 weeks of hands on clinical practice, and the final examination in order to use the title of CNA. While requirements vary from state to state, the basics are equel. Standard course includes basic nursing skills, anatomy and physiology, nutrition and the fight against infections. Some online features are available for students who do not have a local option.

School graduates of the CNA can expect to earn between $ 20,000 to $ 30,000 per year, depending on the institution where they work, and their levels of experience. LPNs have many options available to them.

They can get jobs in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, hospitals, mental health facilities, schools and even in private homes. These professionals provide assistance with bathing, grooming and feeding their patients and assist nurses with medical equipment, and verify the patient’s vital signs.

Perhaps the most important job of a CNA is the interpersonal relationship which he or she develops with the patient. It’s a two way street, that the patient receives a valuable interaction, the CNA is able to relay vital information on the status of this patient for nurses.

Enrolling in a CNA school will cost less than $ 3000 in most areas and can easily throw its graduates on a very bright future with high cna wage and great perspectives. Take your hard drive to learn, and combine it with the desire to educate, and you’ll be well on your way to becoming a CNA.

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Urgent care center opening in Kenosha

Two doctors and a nurse practitioner plan on opening an urgent care center in Kenosha Aug. 1.

Kenosha Urgicare will specialize in the treatment of acute care illnesses that are non-life threatening, according to the clinic’s website.

Fredd Butler, a spokesman for the project, said the clinic will provide an alternative to the “heavily burdened medical service industry in the Kenosha and Racine area by offering short wait times and friendly personalized service.”

Kenosha residents currently are served by Aurora Heath Care and United Hospital System.

“Those are giants,” Butler said. “We’re just a stand-alone clinic trying to be a little bit more personalized.”

Butler anticipates serving 25 to 30 patients a day. The clinic, which will be located in front of the Lowe’s store at 6430 W. Green Bay Road, will be about 3,000 square feet and have four patient rooms.

Dr. Nauman Siddiqi, Dr. Syed Mohiuddin and Fuad Ahmad, a nurse practitioner, will run the clinic.

According to the company website, Siddiqi completed his residency at the University of Tennessee in internal medicine and his fellowship at the Medical College of Wisconsin in nephrology.

Mohiuddin completed his residency at Aurora Sinai in internal medicine. He has spent the past 15 years working in emergency medicine as the ER director in Waupun. He also is owner and operator of MCMC urgicare in Milwaukee. Ahmad has worked for the last six years at MCMC and most recently at the emergency department of Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-St. Francis in Milwaukee. …

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Dirty secrets of clean shop towels uncovered

Environmental and risk science consulting firm Gradient reports that clean shop towels could be a source of heavy metal exposure for manufacturing industry workers in the United States.

It is typical in the U.S. manufacturing industry that workers are provided with shop towels for wiping themselves and the equipment they use. The towels are collected by industrial launderers, washed and redistributed.

Who would imagine that freshly laundered clean towels could be putting nearly 12 million American workers at risk? The industries included in the study range from equipment manufacturing to printing, from aviation and automotive work to food and beverage packaging.

Twenty-nine metals were studied, with those found in remarkable amounts in shop towels including the heavy metals antimony, beryllium, cadmium, cobalt, copper, lead, and molybdenum. The concern is that the heavy metals can be transferred from the towels to the hands and mouths of the workers, leading to ingestion of the heavy metals.

Gradient estimated the possible amounts of heavy metals that could be taken from the towels and compared the estimates to allowed levels based on guidelines from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, and to the California Environmental Protection Agency’s (CalEPA) Proposition 65 regulatory limits for cancer or reproductive effects.

They report that for the worker using the typical amount of towels per day, average exposure to the heavy metals listed above is higher than the allowed levels, which may lead to health problems, including cancer.

As an added twist, the shop towels may introduce metals that are not otherwise in a facility, again increasing the risks to the workers, who cannot even see, smell, or feel the heavy metal contaminants.

Barbara Beck, Ph.D., DABT, principal at Gradient, said in a press release from the firm that “Manufacturers face an unexpected worker exposure issue: workers using just one or two shop towels a day may be exposed to elevated levels of heavy metals, compared to health-based exposure guidelines.” She explained further “Without knowing it, manufacturing workers may be ingesting certain heavy metals at elevated levels from this unexpected source. For some of these metals, the amounts ingested may be greater than allowed in drinking water on a daily basis. Because towels are used and then laundered multiple times and are often delivered to different companies each time, workers may even be exposed to metals that do not otherwise exist in their work environment.”

Top Image Credit: © Robert Lerich

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Hydro Muscle Max Reviews

Hydro Muscle Max: Look Stronger than Ever Before!

Every young man has a strong desire to look handsome and stronger than others. For this purpose young boys and men join gym to do workouts to get the desired body shape. When they do exercises and workouts the instructors refer them some kinds of muscle boosters which help them increasing the muscle mass.

Similarly, Hydro Muscle Max is a muscle mass booster which helps you increasing the muscle mass. But the difference between other boosters and Hydro Muscle Max is its efficiency.

Everything with better speed is always better and used than others. When we try to do something efficient and better than others it mostly does not give the desired results but this product gives the instant results with better effects and effectiveness.

You might be thinking that efficiency sometimes results in side effects but you do not worry about such things.

It is full proof product from side effects. It is resistant to the fats that start being consumed on your stomach which is very highlighted in your body which destroys your all macho look.

To look classy and attain standard body looks I personally recommend you Hydro Muscle Max.

The Working Criteria

Hydro Muscle Max is the best muscle booster supplement being supplied from UK. It is responsible for regulating your blood circulation plus it will keep the fats that are already stored in your body are maintained and managed by this supplement.

No doubt it will produce some more fats but to the required parts of your body. If you are skinny it will definitely give you a perfect stronger body to look so hot and handsome in front of your friends and fellows.

It will give and provide you proteins to get the enough power for workouts.

It controls the fatigue.

Well the fatigue is the basic hurdle in you and your perfect shape of body. Because it generates laziness in you and due to which you do not do workouts and other exercises plus it results in the breathing problems like whenever you go to upstairs and downstairs your breaths get so much fast and you get out of breath . Your laziness is a very big and massive reason for doing anything.

A man is known for his manly powers and a man lives happily when he satisfies his wife on the bed time yes you got my point I am talking about testosterone amount.

It increases the testosterone level in men at a very high level. It is a proper perfect complete package to men dreaming for a better life.

Hydro Muscle Max gives the proper enthusiasm to metabolism system. Metabolic issues in human and men are getting very high. So it will control and speed up then metabolic system. For a better physique your stomach should properly.

If your stomach I mean digestive system is not working properly than gaining a perfect body shape will remain a dream. So your stomach has to work perfectly so that your body can get the desired shape. This product will manage your digestive system very efficiently.

Your stomach will digest your food efficiently and effectively.

Hydro Muscle Max Benefits

No doubt every medication manufacturers make takes its customers in confidence about the benefits . But I am the user of this product and I am experienced of it that is why I will not give you the wrong recommendation.

The followings are Hydro Muscle Max benefits:

  1. Say Buh-bye to Excessive fats

Stubborn fats are very difficult to get rid of. They are ugly and look very unimpressive on your body. Men with the desire to get the proper and perfect body are in the tension to how to get rid of them. So to them I will highly recommend Hydro Muscle Max made in UK because it is very efficient in adjusting the body fats to a good look.

  1. Increases Energy Level

Your energy level seems to go down when you start working out. Men’s strength is very well known in this world but in the exercising routines men mostly lose their strength because the workouts are real hard to be done daily with the same routines. Hydro Muscle Max will provide you the enough strength to continue workouts by its natural ingredients and amazing reviews. The manufacturers are really your well-wishers that they have made such an amazing product for us.

  1. Ignition of Muscle mass is confirm

To the people with weak muscular mass on biceps especially should stop getting worried. Because Hydro Muscle Max is a muscle mass booster which is designed to give your muscles a perfect shape by providing the exact amount of fats and mass on your biceps and triceps. Body builders with biceps look more handsome that the men with weak biceps. For sure your bicep will get enough mass to tear out your older shirts and you will have to buy some new ones with some open fitting.

  1. Physique building

A strong physique tells the strength of a real man. A weak and dull physique does not attract people at al. guys should have a stylish and handsome physique to impress people and to look splendidly dashing. Hydro Muscle Max will give you enough management to your body to look physically fit and strong. Your body fats will get adjusted and with help of daily workouts you will get the perfect curves that you desired once.

  1. Regulates blood circulation

Our blood circulation is directly related to our strong muscles. If heart is not circulating the blood exactly than your every body part will get affected. Sometimes fats stop the efficient blood circulation. Even the brain muscles get into weakness. Your vision gets affected because of weak muscles and weak muscles are the result of poor blood circulation. Hydro Muscle Max will regulate your blood circulation to your whole body and your body system will get perfectly fine and efficient.

  1. Fatigue and laziness is gone now

Fatigue results in laziness and laziness results in failure. If you really want success in your life then you must have to be efficient enough to do the required tasks. Lazy people throw every important thing on tomorrow. And tomorrow is never come. When there’s a hope on tomorrow then you waste our today and when today is gone we regret that Alas! I wish I should have done this yesterday. So say Bubye to fatigue and laziness will get out with the fatigue’s luggage. Hydro Muscle Max is there to push out your fatigue and ultimately your laziness will be over.

  1. Better Metabolic System

The metabolic system is divided into two parts:

  • Catabolism
  • Anabolism

Catabolism is a process which is responsible for breaking down the molecules made by the muscles to generate energy. Anabolism is responsible for the synthesis of all compounds needed by cells. Hydro muscle max is going to increase the enthusiasm of yours to work out more and it will make your metabolism more efficient and effective enough to make you healthy.

  1. Manlier you will be!

How? Well a man if known for his manly powers. Your performance at bed time is seen by your lady and gives a conclusion that is you are manly or not. Your action routine tells your manly powers exist or not. Hydro Muscle Max will increase the testosterone count in your body and you will get enough erection for a long time and you will satisfy your lady amazingly.

  1. A happy married life is waiting for you

When people reach at a certain age their efficiency at bed time starts getting weak and poor. As a result the married life starts getting dull and dry. As your married life never remains same as the first few years of your marriage because you get into babies and family the owner of home has more burdens to earnings and mother has less time for herself. So only time for their romantic interaction comes at night if man is not healthy enough then that time also ruins. So Hydro Muscle Max is going to remove all the hurdles to your happy married life and you will be abled enough to make your lady live the first few years of your marriage forever.

  1. Better hormonal changes

There exists many hormones in a man’s body and all of them are doing some kind of task. But people lose the hormonal charge as they get into elder age. They are the messengers that travel throughout the body and coordinate the complex processes as metabolism, fertility and growth. They are responsible for the functioning of immune system and the changing behaviors. Hydro Muscle Max is responsible for the better hormonal changes and a beautiful life ahead.

Hydro Muscle Max Precautionary Measures

Before using a product you must check the given precautions. The precautions to Hydro Muscle Max are following:

  • Keep it away from children
  • Teenagers are not allowed to use it
  • Do take the dose according to the given prescription
  • Keep it away from heat
  • Place it at a safe place
  • Keep it in a perfect temperature
  • Do not freeze it
  • Put back the lid after using it
  • Do not take this and any other medicine with cold water
  • Consult your family doctor and ask about the medication before using it
  • Do take it according to prescription either before meal or after
  • Do not chew it
  • Complete the course
  • Take a balanced diet during the usage of this medicine

A Hydro Muscle Max Testimonial

“Hi! My name is John Swift and I am a citizen of UK. I am a business man and have my own gym as well. I am running this business for last five years. Now I am 35 years old and I am an owner of my own gym. How did I come to this destination is an interesting story. I was a fat young boy who used to hate studies and love outing and eating. My father was a business man so we were quite rich and this was the reason for my non-serious behavior as I used to keep girlfriends and used to do nigh outs. I was a regular smoker and used to take alcohol as well. These habits were ruining my life and I was getting fat and lazy day by day. My father was greatly worried about my future because I had two sisters and I was the only son of my father. So he was getting elder and he wanted me to run his business after him. But when he used to see my habits his tension was kept increasing. My habits were not healthy. After few months my whole routine was to eat, sleep and drink. I was destroying my life. It was a dark part of my life. I was careless. One day my brother-in-law came to our home and he met me. He asked me about my routines and my answer was “nothing” he was astonishingly looking at me and he asked where will go the business your dad. He is getting older he cannot run all this hectic responsibility anymore. Dude do you have any idea how lucky you are and what are you doing with your good luck. Then he had dinner and he went to his home. His each and every word was echoing in my mind for one week. After one week I visited him and asked him what should I do? His answer was: first of all maintain your health and join a gym. I joined gym and my instructor recommended Hydro Muscle Max as a muscle mass booster for me. I started using it and kept of gaining a perfect physique day by day. And today I am a father of a cute little doll I mean my daughter. My father is happy that I am running his business with a great distinction. I have my own gym where I have hired some instructors plus I also give instructions to the members and give the example of my own life. I am thankful to Hydro Muscle Max.”

Buy it!

Remember do not buy it from any kind of medical store because it is only available online. You can buy it online from the given address.

Stay healthy, my friends!

Health Screening Checklist for Women


Most of us hate to think about it, but screenings are a way to keep us healthy. You are probably afraid that something bad may be found, but if you think about it, early detection is a good thing.

So what are the 10 health screenings every woman should ask her doctor for? First of all, have your blood pressure checked. I think every time I go to the doctor, no matter what it is for, I get my blood pressure checked. You can have it checked at local pharmacies if nothing else.

It may be harder to get your cholesterol checked, but just as important. Out of control cholesterol leads to heart disease. If your reading is high, don’t panic, just set your mind to making positive changes in your diet and start exercising.

Going hand in hand with the blood pressure and cholesterol screening is the blood glucose test. I have a family history of diabetes, so this is especially important for me. While I may not be able to avoid becoming diabetic, I certainly hope to starve it off as long as possible.

While you may hate thinking about it, you should also have a BMI (body mass index). Yes, none of us want to know we are fat, but hearing someone tell you that you may be at serious risk for heart disease or diabetes often gets you set on the right track to healthy living.

Skin examinations are important too. We’ve probably all spent too much time out in the sun with too little protection. If you see a spot that has changed in some way, point it out to your primary care manager.

Perhaps the most dreaded screening by women is a pap smear and pelvic exam. Yes, it is often uncomfortable, psychologically if not physically, but very important, so just put on your big girl panties as they say, and have it done.

Another uncomfortable test is a mammogram. Women with small breasts complain that it hurts, but so do women with big breast. But women who have lost their breasts to cancer might wish they had that pain back. If you are 40 or older, you should have a mammogram once every year or two.

Once you turn 50, you should begin having colon cancer screenings. Fortunately, this only needs to be done once every 5 to 10 years. Once you turn 65, you should get a bone density screening. After the age of 65, we become susceptible to osteoporosis and this screening will so any risks that you may have.

Finally, the last thing many people hate to have done is to visit the dentist. You might be surprised how your dental health can affect the rest of your health.

Just remember the old saying – an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!

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