Pink California License Plates Would Raise Breast Cancer Awareness

Every October the entire country participates in various charity events and promotions to raise awareness for the fight against breast cancer. If you’re a sports fan, you’ve probably noticed that even the NFL gets in on the action by having its players wear Breast Cancer Awareness Month promotional products on Sundays-and Mondays-and sometimes Thursdays, for that matter.

The entire month of October is basically a war against the disease that more than 200,000 women are newly diagnosed with each year. It’s not enough. One month out of the year isn’t enough. Or, at least, it’s not for a few Californian women who are pushing for their state to institute a year-round breast cancer awareness option.

The four women, who call themselves the -Survivor Sisters,- are pushing for the introduction of a pink California license plate that successfully passed through the State Assembly on May 29 thanks to a unanimous vote, reports CBS San Francisco. It’s a great first step, but the bill (AB 49) still has several more to climb before pink license plates start appearing on California cars. The State Senate’s transportation committee will have to pass it before it’s sent to the Governor Jerry Brown for his signature.

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Natural Treatments For Crohn’s Disease

How aggressive your Crohns treatment will be would depend on your symptoms at the time.

Most doctors would not spend more than few minutes discussing Crohns disease diet with you. Its all about Crohns treatments. Its understandable. Doctors learn medical studies and treat according to them. Most of these serious studies are not about Crohns disease diet effect on a patient.

There is more and more information about alternative Crohns disease treatment and holistic approach to Crohns. There are more and more studies that show beneficial effects of probiotics and other natural supplements on Crohns disease patients and other IBD patients as well as patients with IBS and Celiac disease. This makes me very happy. Because that is what I really believe in. I believe that Crohns disease treatment should be a combination of holistic, natural and alternative medicine together with conventional medicine. I am a pharmacist and you would think I would only believe in medications. But I am a Crohns disease patient and I went through so much and now I am so much better. And you should be too.

Sometimes, the doctors would start the patient on nutritional supplementation if the case is pretty severe. When the symptoms are very serious and the patient has a bad flare-up the doctor may consider adding nutritional supplementation through the nasogastric (tube from the nose to the stomach) or parenteral (intravenous) tubes to make it easier on the stomach. This is usually done for a short period of time.

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What Is The Ideal Weight For Height

All of us wish to shoot pictures which are different and exciting which others haven’t thought of before. Then that’s a tall order. Or is it? Most people shoot from conventional angles plus never provide a thought to experimenting with modern plus more exciting viewpoints.

As we head into 2011, a recent wellness concern features the news. Type-2 diabetes absolutely affects the lives of one in 10 Americans and if fresh diagnoses continue to rise, by 2050 about one-third of American adults may be afflicted with the condition.

The key to managing the body fat is to obtain a healthy balance between lean muscle plus body fat proportions. This means understanding the right or general body weight for a physique. Lean body mass consists of muscles plus organs, and body fat involves everything else (important and storage fat).

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Scientific Studies Find Green Tea Fights Cervical Cancer

Green tea may be able to prevent and treat cervical cancer.

Researchers at the Capital Medical University in Beijing have found that epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), a compound found abundantly in green tea, is able to kill cervical cancer cells and prevent them from forming. The authors of the study state that EGCG “has shown its anti-tumor ability and perhaps as potential regimen for cancer patients.” (1) This comes as fortunate news for many, as the National Cancer Institute projects that in 2010, over 12,000 women will be diagnosed with cervical cancer and another 4,000 will die from it. (3)

Before people rush out to buy green tea in all its forms, it should be noted that a hot cup of green tea has already lost most of its anti-cancer properties. The compound in green tea that fights cervical cancer, EGCG, changes into another, non-useful form when heated, so “it is considered inappropriate to infuse green tea or its extracts with overheated water.” (2) A healthier and easier way to consume green tea is through the use of health supplements.

Gene-Eden is a supplement that includes EGCG in its effective form. The development of Gene-Eden was inspired by Dr. Hanan Polanskys discovery that the cause of cervical cancer is the DNA of latent viruses. EGCG is effective against cervical cancer because of its antiviral properties. Gene Eden is more powerful than EGCG alone, it has four other antiviral ingredients; Quercetin, Licorice Extract, Cinnamon Extract, and Selenium. Hundreds of scientific papers have demonstrated the antiviral effects of each of these ingredients. Many of these papers show specifically the effectiveness of these ingredients in fighting cancer-causing viruses. According to the original authors of the study, “Our results suggested that EGCG may be suitable for prevention and treatment of cervical cancer.” (1) If you are concerned about cervical cancer and are impressed by these results, you might want to try Gene-Eden.

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Pakistan arrests parents for refusing children’s polio vaccinations

Pakistan authorities have arrested hundreds of parents who refuse to vaccinate their children against polio, officials said Tuesday, as community opposition and Taliban threats block efforts to eradicate the crippling disease in one of its last strongholds.
Frustrated officials turned to police to deal with parents influenced by some clerics who decry government vaccination campaigns as a tool to weaken Islam, according to Pervez Kamal, director of health for Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa region in the northwest.
“There was no other option. We have run so many awareness campaigns for the parents and general masses that there is no harm in the vaccine, but to no avail,” Kamal said.
Pakistan reported 306 polio cases last year, far and away the largest share of the 359 cases worldwide recorded by the Global Eradicate Polio Initiative.
Kamal said on Tuesday that a list of “chronic” refusal cases has been prepared and warrants issued for more than 1,000 parents.
“So far, we have arrested 471 parents and efforts are under way to capture others,” a police officer in Peshawar said.
Once a common childhood disease, polio – which can cause paralysis and mostly affects children under age five – has declined by 99 percent in the last 25 years with aggressive vaccination campaigns, according to the WHO.
Polio has made a comeback in Pakistan since the Taliban, seeking to topple the state and establish strict Islamic rule, began targeting government health workers conducting vaccine campaigns.
Sixty-four people have been killed in attacks on polio teams and their security escorts since 2012, when the Taliban banned vaccinations in areas they controlled.
Some Pakistanis are also against vaccinations because they believe they are part of a Western plot to sterilize children.
The image of vaccinations suffered by association after a CIA-employed Pakistani doctor used the guise of a vaccination campaign to spy on Osama bin Laden in the months up to the U.S. raid that killed the al Qaeda chief in the Pakistani city of Abbottabad in 2011.
The government conducts a national campaign against polio every month. Data from the first campaign of the year shows that nearly 60,000 children had been missed due to parental refusals.
A government official, Riaz Mehsud, said there had been more than 14,000 refusals alone in Peshawar.
“We have decided to take it a challenge and make sure that every child gets vaccinated,” Mehsud said.

(Writing by Kay Johnson; Editing by Nick Macfie)