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Stories of Hope: Little Sister's Stem Cells Offer Hope

By Richa Verma The medical world is buzzing with success stories of how cord blood stem cells have been used to heal a cluster of ailments, from leukaemia to Type 1 and 2 diabetes and many more. This is has made parents-to be consider cord blood banking when their baby is born. The objective is simple! In a world where ailments can strike at any given point of time, if the availability of blood from umbilical cord can help in a miracle cure, then it's always better to opt in for it.However, since the internet is also packed with conflicting and dual views about whether or not to opt in for cord blood stem cell transplant, people need assuring stories to get their required dose of encouragement. Here are two miraculous accounts how cord blood transplant from siblings have been able to save lives.First Success StorySun Lexuan, is a five old from China who was chronically unwell with aplastic anaemia. It was when her parents decided to have their second baby, Sun Yiwei, then the infa…

The Modern Cause of Back Pain

By Robert Finn Back pain is not as uncommon as you may think. Increasingly our lifestyles are placing a great strain on our backs.Pressure and stress are all too common symptoms of the hectic lives we lead. Unfortunately they can contribute to back and neck pain as we physically and emotionally tense and round up our shoulders.In addition, we continue to work (a lot of us) in environments where we sit for long periods of time, mainly at desks glued to our computer. For some people, sitting in a chair for 40 hours plus per week is the fastest way to develop back pain that seriously hurts! And what's worrying is that for some people, they have never even experienced back pain before; they have never had lower back pain, shoulder issues or neck pain, but suddenly notice these symptoms coming on. Even if the symptoms don't last for very long, they can start affecting people on a daily basis.The worst part is that when you do get lower back pain, it can seem so hard to get rid of. …

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About a Pain Doctor

By Hampry Gomes In all likeliness, you must have heard of the term 'pain doctor', otherwise also known as a pain specialist or even as a pain management specialist. Pain doctors help in managing pain and focus on pain medicine, which is all about preventing and treating different kinds of pain. Here are some of the things you need to know.What Are the Qualifications of a Pain Doctor?A pain doctor can be a medical doctor, also known as MD, or can be a doctor of osteopathy, specializing in pain medicine. Apart from treating pain-related disorders, they also treat symptoms that may have triggered pain. They also work with patients who have to deal with pain owing to a particular condition, such as post-operation related pain. In terms of services, many torment doctors have their clinics, where they offer comprehensive care for most pain-related conditions, or else, they may also work as consultants to healthcare providers and doctors. The role of pain doctors is an extensive one,…

Is Your Sugar Intake Making You Look Even More Like A Tired Parent?

By Lizzie O'Halloran Tired Parent: Could Sugar causing you to look even more over tired?Many health professionals state that sugar changes the appearance of your skin. In fact, experts now believe a lifetime of overeating sugar can make skin dull and wrinkled. Too much sugar can cause damage to the collagen and elastin in your skin. These are the protein fibers that keep skin firm and elastic. So, if you are looking more tired, drawn out and 'blotchy' than normal, it may be that you have too much sugar in your diet. When you're a tired parent, it's easy to assume this lack of elasticity or dullness in just due to the tiredness caused by bringing home a newborn baby.

Sugar is often hidden in foods you think are healthyRegardless of how healthy you think your diet may be, if your skin is not as fresh and bright as it used to be, start paying attention to the processed foods in your diet to see what effect they might be having. Most nutritionists will tell you that su…

How Much Protein Do I Really Need?

By Robin Young If you're not exercising regularly, the answer to how much protein you need is pretty simple: Government recommended levels are more than adequate - around 0.3-0.4 grams per pound of bodyweight. However, if you're lifting weights, running, cycling (or taking part in any kind of physical activity, for that matter) you should probably up your intake a little.While exercising, you put more stress on the body. When you train, you damage muscle cells. Protein synthesis is the process whereby biological cells create new proteins which help repair and rebuild the tissue. Higher levels of protein help with this process as well as contributing to improved brain function and insulin response.When endurance training, you should up your intake to around 0.45-0.65 grams per pound of body weight - depending on level of activity. If powerlifting, or looking to bulk up, this increases further to around 0.75-1 gram per pound. There are rarer situations where it is necessary to …

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