Category: Health

Study Shows No Link Between Electromagnetic Fields and Childhood Cancers

A new British study fails to support the theory that exposure to electromagnetic fields generated from power lines, electrical wiring and appliances causes childhood cancers. The latest finding, reported in the Dec. 4 issue of The Lancet, contradicts some earlier research that suggested a weak association between electromagnetic fields and childhood leukemia.

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Spa Finder Hosts Retreat for Day Spa Industry

Spa Finder, a spa travel, marketing and publishing company, inaugurated its Spa Finder Partner Program with a retreat attended by day spa owners/managers who represented more than 160 day spas nationwide. The retreat, held recently at Red Mountain Adventure Spa in St. George, Utah, brought together for the first time many of the leaders in the day spa industry to plan new marketing strategies and share best practices.

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Study Ties Virus to Breast Cancer

French scientists are now suggesting that a run-of-the-mill virus may have a hand in some cases of breast cancer.

The new study, published in the Aug. 18, 1999, issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute (JNCI) points to the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) in the development of certain malignant breast tumors. EBV is a herpes virus most commonly known for causing mononucleosis, a mild illness that typically affects teenagers and young adults.

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Familial Hypercholesterolemia Treatment

Generic Simvastin is the best treatment for familial hypercholesterolemia, which is the presence of excess cholesterol. The fact is that the body requires a balanced level of cholesterol in order to be healthy. The two types of cholesterol are good cholesterol and bad cholesterol.

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Back on My Feet Again

The View From Here

I am struggling right now through one of the most difficult periods of my adult life, and it’s all because of a simple misstep I made in a parking lot, four months ago.

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Safety Considerations

With so many consumers clamoring to take part in this activity, program directors are faced with the difficulty of accommodating a wide range of levels and abilities. “As a fitness professional, it is really exciting to see that [Kick, Jab n’ Jam] is drawing people who normally wouldn’t even be exercising into an exercise environment,” says Gove. However, she cautions against marketing intensive kickboxing classes to a sedentary population. “It doesn’t seem to matter how [many times] we say: ‘According to your level, pick level one, two or three.’ Everyone wants to go to level three.” Norris suggests tailoring classes so that fitness participants of all ages and levels can experience the benefits of mainstream martial arts. “Kickboxing classes can take on many different styles [and] … can be tailored to suit specific markets,” she says. As with any exercise class, program directors should consider variations in intensity, complexity and style.

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Faces of Breast Cancer: Vincene Parrinello

When Vincene Parrinello looked in the mirror, her reflection shocked and frightened her.

Diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer, she had had a double mastectomy and was in the midst of nine months of chemotherapy treatments. But the treatments prescribed to kill the cancer were taking such a serious toll on her body that she said she began to look like she was fighting a losing battle.

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Estrogen Use and The Risk of Breast Cancer

Evidence about the relationship of hormone replenishment therapy to breast cancer risk is often conflicting. And deciding to begin hormone replenishment therapy can be difficult because of the ongoing controversies and differences in opinions regarding the benefits versus the potential risks.

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Conservative Treatment of Small Bulging Disc

Q.What can cause a small bulging disc, and what can be done about it? Is surgery required, or can this be treated?

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Repair Service

Epic Medical Equipment Services, Inc. is a medical repair and manufacturing company focusing on pulse oximetry sensors and fetal monitoring transducers worldwide.

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