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Varicose Veins Diet Treatment: 10 Foods to Avoid

Varicose veins or spider veins (because of the shape of the veins around the affected area- the veins around the affected area occurs in clusters) are usually found near the outer layer of the skin, and you can actually see them. The size of varicose veins varies - they can be quite small or very large.

The exact cause of varicose veins is not known - even by doctors! However, what is known is that the valves that circulate blood through the spider veins do not work properly, causing blood to clot in areas of the veins.

Some studies suggest that spider veins may be veins that are weak naturally, and could be easily inherited. Some other causes of varicose veins include: standing for long periods of time, obesity, age-related (they may become more visible as people grow older), and during pregnancy. On rare occasions, spider veins can be a symptom of tumors in the pelvis. Hence, when you notice it, it is best to see your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment.

It is not possible to co…

Glowing Stem Cells Help Scientists Understand How Cells Work

It's tough to see the underlying problems with naked eyes, when everything is going on smoothly. As soon as something goes wrong, we notice it, no matter how old the issue has been there. Human body is no different. Scientists are only able to study the cells, once they start acting weird. But the fact remains, if they get the access to study the healthy cells, they can contribute a lot to figure out how normal cells work and what it might take to keep them healthy.

The Allen Institute for Cell Science scientists have exactly done that. They invented a new technology in order to genetically alter human stem cells, so that they glow! Yes, you heard it right. The gene-editing technology is called CRISPR/Cas9. The ultimate goal of the research team of the Allen Institute was to help researchers figure out how good-conditioned cells work and what happens when they start doing unwell.

The scientists inserted a genetic code into the cord tissue cells, so that they create fluorescent colo…

Independent Verses Residential Living

Senior apartments, independent living communities and assisted living facilities are classified under homes for the elderly, where services may include room, board, supervision and assistance in daily living, such as housekeeping.

Overall, the occupancy rate for senior housing facilities has been consistently growing during the past five years. In the second quarter of 2015, the average occupancy rate for both independent living facilities and assisted living facilities averaged 89.0%, according to the National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing and Care Industry. Occupancy rates showed improvement in 2016 compared with previous years, suggesting that the recovery will remain stable.

Senior apartments are residencies that are legally restricted to seniors aged 55 and older, not required to be licensed and often have income restrictions. They are similar in design to "family" complexes, except they usually have elevators, interior halls, more common area, and only one a…

Type 2 Diabetes - Ways To Lower Your Triglyceride Levels

Looking to give your heart health a boost? If so, you will want to be paying close attention to what you can do to help bring down your overall triglyceride levels. Having high triglycerides is going to put you at an increased risk for heart disease and potentially even contribute to stroke. Triglycerides are the fats that clog arteries. Your mitochondria help to burn up fats and work hard until they one day become exhausted from having to cope with the high levels of sugar and fat in your diet. Then your blood triglyceride and cholesterol levels rise.

Fortunately, getting your numbers into a healthy range does not have to be all that challenging. Let's look at four techniques you can use to keep your triglyceride levels intact...

1. Walking. That's right - basic walking is often all it takes to start seeing marked improvements in your overall triglyceride level. Too many people think you need to spend hours each day in the gym laboring away, but this is not the case. Sometime…

Ways to Get Rid of Vaginal Dryness

A lot of women suffer from midlife crisis. This is usually characterized with low libido and vaginal dryness. Problems like these can put sex on the backseat. It's hardly surprising that most women lose their desire to have sex in the middle age. An excessively dry vagina can make intercourse extremely painful. Not just this, women going through this problem experience constant burning sensation in the vagina leaving them with little desire to have sex.

Lack of sex can eventually take a toll on your relationship. After all, your man needs to be satisfied sexually and if you are not able to do so, he might look for other alternatives.

Fortunately, it is possible to get rid of this problem naturally and safely.

Here are some simple ways to get rid of menopause or vaginal dryness:

1. Boost Estrogen Production in Your Body

One of the main causes of vaginal dryness is a drop in the production of your female sex hormone estrogen. This is the hormone that keeps walls of your vagina thick and…

Mom & Dad Fitness: Top 10 Exercises

Congratulations on getting a new bundle of joy, or maybe it is your second or your little one is now a toddler. Chances are fitness doesn't top the list of priorities when you have a young one at home. Well, we are here to prove that you can maintain a healthy and fit life even with a newborn at home.

Here is our list of top 10 exercises moms and dads that don't involve taking you away from your little one.

1. Pacing Workouts

What is that one thing every parent often does when trying to calm a newborn? It's pacing around up and down, and guess what you can do a workout out of it.

Obviously, you don't want to disturb your little one if they are peacefully sleeping, but if they are awake pace around the house holding them. You could also walk around performing lunges or arm raises., as your little one sleeps peacefully in their cot.

Some of the other ideal pacing workouts include walking lunges, hop squats, and walking kicks.

2. Doorknob Squats

How many times do you go to chec…

Exercises and Workouts - Why You Should Be Adding Face Pulls To Your Workout Routine

If you take a good look at the exercises in your workout program, chances are you have a mix of moves for your legs, chest, back, shoulders, and arms. Common stand-ins include lunges, squats, deadlifts, chest press, shoulder press, rows, curls, and triceps extensions.

But, there is often one important exercise missing. That exercise? Face pulls. While it may have a funny name, it is one you will want to be including in your workout routine as it brings many advantages.

Let us take a closer look at what you stand to gain from this exercise and how to perform it correctly...

1. The Benefits Of Face Pulls. There are three main advantages face pulls have to offer. First, on the aesthetic side, they are going to help round out your shoulders, ensuring you get a complete look to your body.

If you only ever work the lateral and front delt, this can become problematic regarding the overall look you can obtain. You will get significant development in the front and side of your shoulders, but yo…

What Is Acne? Its Common Causes

Acne is a disease that affects skin's oil glands, which open to outside through small pores in the skin. These glands make an oily substance called sebum. The pores connect to the glands by a canal called a follicle. Inside the follicles, oil carries dead skin cells to the surface of the skin. A thin hair also grows out through the follicle. When the follicle of a skin gland clogs up, a pimple grows.

Nearly, everyone has a pimple or pimples in life. Most pimples are found on the face, neck, back, chest and shoulders.

It occurs mostly during adolescence, about 20% of all cases occurring in adults. It commonly starts during puberty between the ages of 10 and 13 and tends to be worse in people with oily skin. Teenage acne usually lasts for five to 10 years. It occurs in both sexes. Teenage boys tend to have severe forms but girls have mild to moderate forms, which may tend to persist in their 30s and beyond.

Its causes -

Three things are required for acne to occur: overproduction of seb…