Detoxification has an impact on all systems

External toxins from your environment (i.e., chemicals are found in your foods, water and air, pesticides, heavy metals and other pollutants) bombard your body on a daily basis leading to many of the chronic illnesses we see today. Detoxification has a beneficial effect on most chronic illnesses because it has an impact on almost all systems of the body.


Properties of Arteries

Part two in Components of The Circulatory System explores the structure and function of the blood vessels called arteries.
Researchers studying a rare form of hypertension has identified the mechanism by which they believe a protein complex in the kidney operates as a master switch that regulates blood pressure, a finding that has broad implications for the treatment of more common forms of hypertension.
Our blood pressure is regulated from minute to minute by nerves.
Another example of this reflex occurs when you suddenly sit or stand up after lying down. Gravity pulls the blood downward, lowering the blood pressure in the carotid sinus in your neck. If the carotid sinus reflex didn’t act promptly, sending out nerve impulses (over sympathetic nerves) to increase heart output and constrict the arterioles, you would faint from the decreased flow of blood to your head.
Increased sympathetic nervous system activity can also result from the psychological stress caused by our reaction to unpleasant situations. In obese people, the stimulation of sympathetic nerves by elevated insulin levels may be a compensatory mechanism to limit weight gain.

Smoking Marijuana And The Risks Of Schizophrenia

Marijuana is linked to schizophrenia, and if you have a genetic predisposition to psychotic disorders, marijuana makes their occurrence more likely, and brings them on sooner. Find out why by eliminating marijuana we could reduce almost 10% of all schizophrenia, and find out why the younger kids start using marijuana, the greater their risks of later mental health problems.


Hypertension Variants

While many people are familiar with the two most common kinds of high blood pressure, there are several other important types. Because some of these types can be side effects of "regular" high blood pressure, those with preexisting high blood pressure should be especially familiar with them. Learn the signs and symptoms of these different kinds of high blood pressure and find out if you're at risk.

The Early History Of Opium

(www.netdoctor.co.uk)Do you ever wonder how the wonder narcotic, opium, came about? This detailed early history will tell you all about it.


A New Key To Detecting Deadly Aortic Aneurysms

Yale scientists have discovered a way to use a simple blood test that may accurately detect thoracic aneurysm disease (TAA), which gives little warning and is almost always fatal if untreated.The study, published this month in Public Library of Science (PLoS), represents the collaborative work of Yale School of Medicine, Applied Biosystems, and Celera Diagnostics.TAAs occur in the part of the aorta that passes through the chest.


ASH And ASCO Release Updated Guideline On The Use Of Chemotherapy-Related Anemia Treatments In Cancer Patients

(www.news.mayoclinic.com)The American Society of Hematology (ASH) and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) have released an updated joint guideline on the use of erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs), a class of drugs that stimulate the bone marrow to produce more red blood cells, to treat chemotherapy-related anemia. [click link for full article]


The phase of the cardiac cycle when the heart is contracting



The DASH Diet

Developed by a consortium of doctors, nutritionists, and researchers, the DASH diet has a proven track record for improving and moderating high blood pressure. Learn the fundamentals of this important system and discover tips for integrating it as a permanent part of healthy eating.
An Accurate Portrait of Drug Addiction
The truth behind drug addiction is often skewed. Stories of drug addiction come riddled with myths, but most don't know the realities of this painful disease.

Should You Be Drug Testing Your Teen? Pros and Cons

Should you be drug testing your teen? A tough question, and no easy answers. Read on to find out both the positives and the negatives of home drug tests, and make an informed and personal decision about what's best for your family, and for your teen.
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Home Drug Testing - Parents Facing Truth or Consequences

(www.netdoctor.co.uk)I had a friend who once told me that, in a practical sense, there's little separating one person who can't read from another who chooses not to. When parenting, there's also little difference between those parents who can't see signs of danger and others who won't.

You must avoid had drugs and over indulgence of Alcohol.

Some people have to have something sweet every day or whatever it may be, but smoking Cigarette, dinking alcohol and getting high on drugs increases your chances of having a heart attack by ten times. These vices put such stress on the heart as well as put thinks into your blood that makes it more likely to clot and cause a heart attack or even a stroke. Drugs like coke, crake and even pot smoking raises your heart rate and blood pressure. This causes your heart to work harder then it should and can weaken your heart to the point where you cant get out of bed and have to live the rest of your life hooked up to machines that have to pump your blood for you while you wait on a list for a heart transplant. This does not mean you can never drink or smoke the occasional grass, but if you want to keep healthy you must avoid had drugs and over indulgence of Alcohol.


Hypertension Symptoms

The symptom profile of high blood pressure is unique because it tends to be insidious and gradual. There are important aspects of high blood pressure symptoms with which you need to be familiar. This guide will describe what to watch for, and explain when a visit to the doctor is necessary

Early History Of Opium - How It Came About

Do you ever wonder how the wonder narcotic, opium, came about? This detailed early history will tell you all about it.


Blood Pressure After Menopause

(news.google.com)With the onset of menopause, women are exposed to a unique set of risks and concerns that place them at greatly increased risk for developing high blood pressure. How does menopause affect heart health? How can you stay healthy after menopause?

OMRIX Biopharmaceuticals Announces Positive Phase I Results With Fibrin Patch

(www.news.mayoclinic.com)OMRIX Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. ("OMRIX" or "the Company") (NASDAQ: OMRI), a biopharmaceutical Company that develops and markets biosurgical and passive immunotherapy products, announced the results of its prospective, open label, Phase I study of its novel Fibrin Patch. The results show that the Fibrin Patch appears to be safe as an adjunct to hemostasis. The fully absorbable Fibrin Patch, developed together with ETHICON, INC. [click link for full article]


Canadian Blood Services Honoured For Excellence In Strategy Management

(www.news.mayoclinic.com)Canadian Blood Services has become the first Canadian not-for-profit inducted into the Balanced Scorecard Hall of Fame for Executing StrategyTM. The award program publicly honours organizations that are successfully using the Balanced Scorecard (BSC) strategy framework to achieve and sustain breakthrough performance results. Last night, CEO Dr. Graham Sher accepted the award on behalf of the organization at the 2007 Global Public Sector Summit in Washington, DC. [click link for full article]


Is Aspirin Right for Me?

(news.google.com)Aspirin is common but powerful medicine for heart health. It provides significant protection against heart attacks and stroke, and has been shown to have additional benefits for women over 65. Find out more about the benefits of aspirin, and whether aspirin is right for you.

So Many Celebrities in Drug Treatment - Something That Will Never Change

(www.netdoctor.co.uk)Almost every big name celebrity has been to a drug rehab center. The fast lane leads them all there and perhaps it is not a bad thing.


To help you in your endeavors to lead a healthy lifestyle

Why the drug is so widely prescribed
The drug started to become popular when several clinical trials revealed other positive benefits of statins, not connected with a decrease in cholesterol, that could help patients with heart disease and high blood pressure. Thromboxane, a blood clotting agent was also reduced using Fluvastatin, Atorvastatin, and Simvastatin, gaining the drugs` popularity.
Statistically speaking, we are going to live longer than our grandparents did, but the key factor in is that those who are in good health will be able to enjoy those extra years.
Maintaining a healthy body weight, eating right, and getting enough exercise will help prevent gout. It will also lower your blood pressure if you tend to have high blood pressure. Limiting your alcohol intake as well as your consumption of foods that increase the amount of uric acid in your body will also help prevent gout.
Super Foods For Super Health
In 2000 a study published by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed that the affect on blood flow from high flavonol cocoa was similar to taking a low-dose aspirin. These means that dark chocolate could possibly be used to treat ailments like minor pains or headaches.
Another component of the Mediterranean diet, Garlic is great for your cardiovascular system. By eating garlic regularly you can reduce your blood pressure, triglyceride levels and your LDL(bad) cholesterol. Garlic also has anti inflammatory agents and antibiotic properties.


So did blood pressure fall from mass population change, or was it pushed down by drugs?

Blood pressure is a key risk factor for coronary heart disease. Levels are declining in many industrialised countries, but the mechanism is not known.
Blood pressure lowering drugs were not responsible for the population decline in blood pressure seen in many countries in the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s, concludes a study published online by the British Medical Journal.
There are two possible patterns of blood pressure fall in the population. In one, doctors target people with high readings for treatment, leaving others alone. The other, mass population change (from diet, lifestyle or, environmental factors) sees falls in middle and low readings as well. Both change the population average.

So did blood pressure fall from mass population change, or was it pushed down by drugs?

To answer this question, researchers analysed patterns of blood pressure decline, pooling results collected across 38 populations in 21 countries from the mid-1980s to mid-1990s in the World Health Organisation MONICA (monitoring) study.

Averaged results from the 38 populations showed that blood pressure fell equally at all levels of readings. So, better antihypertensive medication made no detectable contribution to the population decline in blood pressure in the mid-1980s to mid-1990s, say the authors.

They suggest that determinants of blood pressure decline other than medication must have been more pervasive and powerful in the population as a whole during that decade but they cannot say exactly what these were.

These findings do not deny the importance of antihypertensive medication in the individual, but are important in understanding blood pressure as a challenge to public health, they conclude.