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  • Myths and truths about pregnancy prevention

     

    To take better care
    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 33% of pregnancies in the country are unwanted. If you are looking out for you to avoid pregnancy, knows the truth behind some common myths about contraception and pregnancy prevention, and protect yourself better.

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  • Your Nose Reveals a Lot About Your Personality!

    The size, shape and structure of your nose reveal a lot about your personality. Read below to find it.

    The Turned Up Nose

    If you have a Long, curved and upward tip nose, you are optimistic, positive and a passionate person. You share a strong bond with family and friends. Victoria Beckham is one such person.

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  • How To Remove Dental Plaque In 5 Minutes Naturally, Without Going To The Dentist

    Even though you can’t completely prevent the development of plaque on your teeth, you can reduce the accumulation of residues in your mouth and prevent the further progress of this disease by certain home procedures. At smokers, nicotine is accumulated in the teeth, and due to this their plates are dark yellow. The same is with people who drink a lot of coffee. Plaque can be the reason for tooth decay or even a tooth loss. It is recommended to go to dentist every 6 months to do deep prophylaxis. But, however most people forget, or they just feel fear and avoid going to their dentist.

    So we will present homemade remedies which will help you to remove plaque!

    Home remedy 1

    Needed Ingredients:

    • 1/2 liter of water
    • 60gr of flour nutshell
    • Directions:

      Boil water and 60 grams of flour nutshell on a low heat, until it starts bubbling then let it stand on low heat for another 10 minutes. The mixture will be similar as toothpaste. Brush your teeth with this mixture for 5 minutes, twice a month.

      Home remedy 2

      Needed ingredients:

      • 2 tablespoons of lime juice
      • 2 tablespoons sunflower seed
      • ½ liter of water
        • Directions:

          Boil

          This will prevent tartar and plaque. It is of great importance to maintain our oral hygiene in order to stay away for the bad breath and damaged black/yellow teeth.

          TIPS:

          • It is very important to have a good dental hygiene on a daily basis
          • We should brush our teeth after every meal
          • It is recommended to use a natural and ecological toothpaste
          • To remove food debris between teeth, use dental floss or thread every night
          • Also, make sure to use a mouthwash
          • You can go to your dentist for a dental cleaning, but it is very important not to be performed too frequently in order not to damage the enamel.
        •  the ingredients on a low heat for 1 hour. Brush your teeth with the mixture for 5 minutes, twice a month.

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  • 10 Cancer Symptoms Women Often Ignore, Must Read

    A woman’s body is always changing. Sometimes women ignore these changes thinking these might be normal. However these changes could actually be early symptoms of cancer, hence it is important to recognize these changes.

    Chronic Cough & Congestion

    One may dismiss a chronic cough, wheezing, shortness of breath with signs of asthma or however these could indicate lung tumors & leukemia.

    Skin Changes

    Sometimes women ignore change in size , shape or color of mole, this could be a sign of skin cancer. Consult doctor.

    Fatigue

    Getting tired due to hectic lifestyle is normal, however if you feeling overly tired, you need to consult your doctor.

    Changes in Breasts

    Some of the changes in breasts can be due to hormones, but if you find your nipples with rashes or discharge or they are inverted, consult gynecologist.

    Bloating

    If you feel persistently bloated, do not ignore as this could be due to kidney or ovarian cancer.

    Mouth Changes

    If you are in habit of smoking, watch out for white or red spots inside your mouth or on your lips, these could be sign of oral cancer.

    Heavy Periods/ In Between Periods

    This is the first sign of endometrial cancer, consult gynecologist.

    Weight Loss

    If you are not trying to lose weight and still you see a sudden weight loss, discuss this with your doctor.

    Swollen Lymph’s Nodes

    If you are facing difficulty in swallowing, it may be due to fungal infection. But if you are vomiting this could mean stomach cancer.

    Nail Changes

    Any discoloration or noticeable change in your nails too should not be ignored.

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  • Top 10 Foods to Improve Your V@g!nal Health

    v@g!nal health is an important aspect of any woman’s life. Many women struggle with some kind of v@g!nal issue at some point in their lives.

    Yeast and bacterial infections, urinary tract infections (UTIs), vaginitis, thrush, excessive discharge or v@g!nal dryness can make any woman miserable.

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  • 10 Side Effects of Birth Control Pills that Your Doctor May Not Tell You

    Birth control pills, commonly referred to as “the pill,” are considered one of the safest methods to prevent unintended pregnancy. They are a highly effective contraceptive when taken correctly (at the same time daily).

    According to a 2012 National Health Statistics Reports, 62 percent of women of reproductive age were using contraception between 2006 and 2010.

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  • PEEING AFTER DOING ITTO PREVENT PREGNANCY?

    Afriend of mine was horrified last week when her 14 year-old niece told her that peeing after seks could prevent pregnancy. They argued for a bit until her niece triumphantly said that she had proof because she has been peeing after unprotected seks with her boyfriend for months and she isn’t pregnant. So there!

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  • What is Candidiasis?

    Candidiasis

    • Wide range of infections
    • Candida albicans is the most virulent species
    • Candida spp. are common organisms of the skin, GI and UG tracts.
    • Candidiasis is a disease of compromised hosts.

    Mucocutaneous (T CELL IMPAIRMENT)
    Systems affected:

    • GI tract, skin, vagina
    • Onychomycosis
    • Keratitis

    Symptoms: Odynophagia, stridor etc.
    Diagnosis: White pseudomembranous plaques with hyphae, pseudohyphae, and budding yeast.

    Direct smear of urine from a patient with candidiasis of the kidney showing C.albicans in mycelial or tissue with blastoconidia budding from the pseudohyphae

    Screening test for the identification of C.albicans.
    Production of germ tubes by C.albicans in serum or plasma after 2-3 hours incubation at 37 degree/Centigrade.

    > Groups at risk

    • HIV patients
    • Diabetics
    • Pregnancy
    • Age
    • Antibiotics
    • Steroids

    Chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis – autoimmune polyendocrinopathy candidosis ectodermal dystrophy
    • Inherited disorder of CMI to candida along with polyendocrinopathies
    • Intractable candida infection of the mucocutaneous areas
    • Concurrent adrenal insufficiency and hypoparathyroidism
    Type I diabetes

    • Hypothryroidism
    • Hypogonadism
    • Ectodermal dystrophy

    Deeply invasive Candidiasis (think CANCER)
    > Systems affected/ symptoms and signs:

    • Candidemia
    • Endocarditis – organism is sticky
    • Hepatosplenomegaly
    • Acute, shock-like syndrome
    • Renal dysfunction

    > At risk groups:  

    • Altered barriers
    • Neutropenia
    • Transplant
    • Hemodialysis

    > Pathogenesis

    • Adherence and colonization
    • Penetration through mucosal barriers and angioinvasions/access through catheters
    • Hematogenous spread
    • Replication yields necrosis +/- abscess with budding yeast and hyphae

    Look at the fundus!  Candida goes to the eyes!

    Virulence factors of Candida

    • Surface receptors
    • Cell wall is an immune modulator
    • Hydrolytic enzymes – e.g. acid protease, phospholipase
    • Host mimicry – e.g. C3D receptor
    • Dimorphism – makes it hardy!    >> Germ tube + species.

    Following are the examples of Candidiasis of some specific areas

    Angular Cheilitis an intertrigo and fissuring caused by maceration of the corners of the mouth is 
    frequently complicated by chronic infection with C.albicans.

    Interdigital Candidiasis of the hands may develop particularly in persons whose hands stay wet,
    especially with sugar solution or contact with flour.

    Interdigital candidiasis of the feet explain 1% of cases or athletes foot and must be distinguished from tinea pedis
    caused by dermatophytes

    Intertriginous or flexural candidiasis of the groin may also mimic tinea cruris caused by a dermatophyte.
    Note erythematous scaling lesions with distinctive border and several small satellite lesions.

    Intertriginous or flexural candidiasis behind the knee showing an extensive erythematous scaling lesion and several smaller satellite lesions caused by C.albic

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