Stop Snoring Now

Snoring Couple in Bed

For the rest of us, the problem is a lot less serious and there are several measures you can take to stop snoring today. What is snoring? Snoring is a noise produced when an individual breathes (usually produced when inhaling) during sleep, which in turn causes vibration of the soft palate and uvula (that thing that hangs down in the back of the throat). The word “apnea” means the absence of breathing. Unfortunately, men are hit with more bouts of disruptive snoring than women. Sorry guys, but even if you don’t think you snore, you probably do.
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Killer gang member starts SNORING as he is executed in Texas prison

Concertina razor wire guards against escape from the facility, located 75 miles northeast of Houston

New research conducted by otolaryngologists at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroitfinds that snoring is a bigger risk factor for stroke and heart attack than smoking, being overweight, or high cholesterol. According to research by Robert Deeb, MD and Karen Yaremchuk, MD, snoring can reveal damage to the carotid arteries the arteries that supply oxygen-rich blood to the brain. The study which has been submitted to the journal The Laryngoscope, will be presentedin Scottsdale, Arizona on Friday at the 2013 Combined Sections Meeting of the Triological Society . The researchers looked at the carotid arteries in snorers and found increased thickening of the artery walls, indicating damage already setting in.
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Snoring: A New Tip-Off To Stroke and Heart Disease

In his appeals, he argued that jurors should have been allowed to hear his mothers testimony that he stayed in the gang because he feared retaliation if he quit. Garza argued the state should assure him the lethal dose of pentobarbital to be used in his punishment was chemically effective and obtained legally. Texas prison officials have said their inventory of pentobarbital is expiring this month. National record: Garza was executed at the Department of Criminal Justice Polunsky Unit in Livingston (pictured) on Thursday, making him the 12th person killed by the state in Texas this year which is the highest in the country Concertina razor wire guards against escape from the facility, located 75 miles northeast of Houston Glimpse of life on the inside: Death Row guard Sgt James Ludwig stands outside a cell Garza also was charged but never tried for participating in what became known in the Rio Grande Valley as the Edinburg massacre, the January 2003 slayings of six people at a home in the city.
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Indo-nepal Joint Military Exercise Begins In Uttarakhand

The joint military exercise will also include anti-insurgency operations in hilly terrains and relief and rescue operations at the time of natural disasters. The military exercise will conclude on October 6, an Indian Army source said. “Over 900 Indian and Nepali troops are taking part in this exercise being conducted in mountainous terrains of the area shared by the geography of both the countries in this part of Indo-Nepal border,” an Indian army spokesman said. He said the exercise would prove to be another link of cooperation between the two neighbouring countries. “The joint military exercises between Indian and Nepal began at platoon level, which has now reached at company level. This shows that both the countries are heading towards higher level of cooperation in the direction of sharing military methodology,” the spokesman said.
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74 percent say they exercise weekly

Man brews beer in gut

People can get this amount of exercise in on their own, as the survey shows most people prefer, or they can exercise in a gym. According to Gregory Chertok, a sport and exercise psychology consultant, people have more success working out in a gym. Part of the reason why is working out near other people provides a sense of motivation that people do not get on their own. Another factor that determines whether people work out is whether they view it as an option.
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Betting on exercise at Sweat A.C. convention

Shaun T (left), a Deptford native, puts a packed ballroom through his "Insanity" workout.

Headlining the Sweat A.C. convention were celebrity trainers Jillian Michaels of NBC’s The Biggest Loser and Shaun T, a Deptford native who hit it big with his “Insanity” workout videos. The convention also included several lesser-known trainers, vendors, and new trademarked workouts like “Piloxing” and “Kerboomka.” “We can’t feel our bodies right now, but . . .” Danielle Goble, 23, didn’t have time to finish the sentence before running onstage for a hip-hop workout at Caesars.
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Winter Skin

Apply it liberally morning and night. I bring my large leafy plants indoors from the patio and use them as my secret weapon during the dreary winter months. Not only do they brighten my living room and bedroom, but each time that I water the plants, the water will diffuse through the leaves and into the room, adding much needed moisture. I quickly notice that my skin is more supple and not as dry.
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Tea Benefits For Skin Care

Rinse your face with black tea once in a week. This is the best tea benefits for skin. Tea Benefits For Skin Care 2/11 Tea Tea with milk is used to make your dry skin supple and soft. If you are suffering from dry skin, make sure to massage your face with tea twice in a week.
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Obama To Tout Health Care Plan At Clinton Forum

Doctors Brace for Health Law’s Surge of Ailing Patients

2 To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs This story is part of Barack Obama Obama to tout health care plan at Clinton forum David Jackson, USA TODAY 8:03 p.m. EDT September 23, 2013 Facing a pivotal time for his signature health care law, President Obama will promote the program during a forum Tuesday hosted by predecessor Bill Clinton. Presidents Obama and Clinton Obama will speak a week before the opening of health care exchanges Some Republicans are trying to block funding for the plan Hillary Rodham Clinton will introduce the two presidents before the forum SHARE 2 CONNECT 20 TWEET 2 COMMENTEMAILMORE Facing a pivotal time for his signature health care law, President Obama will promote the program during a forum Tuesday hosted by predecessor Bill Clinton in New York City. Obama will speak at the Clinton Global Initiative exactly one week before the opening of new health insurance marketplaces; the administration needs most uninsured Americans to sign up for health insurance because it is essential to the overall financing of the plan.
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Health-Care Costs Are Driven By Technology, Not Presidents

Congress defined “affordable” as 9.5% or less of an employee’s household income, mostly to make sure people did not leave their workplace plans for subsidized coverage through the exchanges. But the “error” was that it only applies to the employee and not his or her family. So, if an employer offers a woman affordable insurance, but doesn’t provide it for her family, they cannot get subsidized help through the state health exchanges. That can make a huge difference; the Kaiser Family Foundation said an average plan for an individual is about $5,600, but it goes up to $15,700 for families. Most employers help out with those costs, but not all. “We saw this two-and-a-half years ago and thought, ‘Has anyone else noticed this?'” said Kosali Simon, a professor of public affairs at Indiana University who specializes in health economics. “Everyone said, ‘No, no.
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Patient Surplus The Lawrence Family Medicine Residency , which provides primary care and other medical services to a largely low-income patient population, saw an uptick in patients, said Joseph Gravel, chief medical officer and residency program director. When you look at the experience in Massachusetts, its going to be bumpy when Obamacare rolls out, Gravel said in a telephone interview. The percentage of family doctors in the state accepting new patients has dropped 19 percent in the past seven years and the percentage of internists accepting new patients has fallen 21 percent over nine years, according to a July report by the Massachusetts Medical Society, an advocacy group for patients and physicians. Only about half of family doctors were accepting new patients this year. The Cleveland Clinic predicts as many as 90,000 new patients in northeast Ohio if everyone signs up for coverage.
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‘Family glitch’ in health law could be painful

AP Health Overhaul Immigration

But most of the discussion gave this little weight; even if you think health-care expenditure is very high, the decline in income is not large enough to explain the sharp slowdown in cost growth. A similar difficulty faces those who would attribute the bulk of the decline to more cost-sharing — it may help, but its just not significant enough to have produced the sharp slowdown our nation has experienced over the last 7 years. Overall, even over the last decade, the percentage of out-of-pocket costs has gone down, not up. What about price controls? Heres one of the interesting things from the paper: Medicare has held the line on prices, but utilization is high, so costs grew anyway. Private insurers have held the line on utilization, but had little success at controlling prices, so costs grew anyway. Medicaid has controlled both, but its not clear that this is a sustainable strategy.
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Oliver Sacks Discusses Vision And ‘the Mind’s Eye’

The Facts About Eye Floaters and Flashes

And I wondered if this – if you took these up later in life, if this – or if you’ve always been just a curious person. Dr. SACKS: Well, I think I’ve always been curious, and that some of these are sort of boyhood interests which have persisted, but there are new ones as well. And when I want to take a vacation from neurology, then I will take it in botany or chemistry or music or whatever.
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What Are the Advantages of PRK Eye Surgery? PRK eye surgery is highly accurate in correcting many cases of nearsightedness. Approximately 80% of PRK patients have 20/20 vision without glasses or contact lenses one year after the surgery; 95% to 98% have 20/40 or better without glasses or contacts. What Are the Disadvantages of PRK Eye Surgery?
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Photorefractive Keratectomy Eye Surgery

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Eye flashes result from thickened vitreous gel pulling and rubbing on the retina, causing visual effects that look like lightning streaks or light flickers. These flashes may appear off and on for a few weeks or months, but normally fade over time. If you see flashes accompanied by floaters, you most likely are experiencing PVD. Flashes also can be caused by an oncoming migraine headache. In these instances, the eye flashes often will look like jagged lines or heat shimmers that last between 10 and 20 minutes. Time Is Your Best Treatment Eye floaters and flashes caused by the vitreous gel are most visible when you are looking at a plain, light-colored background. Close one of your eyes and look at an empty wall, a blue sky, or a white background on a computer screen.
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Breast Really Is Best: Mothers’ Milk Fills A Child’s Digestive System With Essential ‘good’ Bacteria

Cleanse your digestive system the easy way by eating kitchari

Study leader Professor Christophe Lacroix, from the Institute for Food, Nutrition and Health in Zurich, said: ‘We are excited to find out that bacteria can actually travel from the mother’s gut to her breast milk. Number of children dying from heart defects has fallen by more than 80% in the last 30 years ‘A healthy community of bacteria in the gut of both mother and baby is really important for baby’s gut health and immune system development. ‘We’re not sure of the route the bacteria takes from gut to breast milk but, we have used culture, isolation, sequencing and fingerprinting methods to confirm that they are definitely the same strains.’ The findings are published in the latest issue of the journal Environmental Microbiology. DNA tests were carried out on the breast milk of seven healthy mothers and their exclusively breast-fed babies who were up to one month old. The scientists tested faecal samples to identify bacteria in the guts of both infants and their mothers.
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Ask the doctor: digestive system

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Vasant Lad’s mini-Panchakarma cleanse consists mostly of eating kitchari for a few days along with ghee (clarified butter), another healing food that Ayurvedic practitioners believe increases agni, the internal fire that powers digestion and metabolism. With many years of trial and error to its credit, Ayurveda has demonstrated that simple combination to effectively detoxify the body. Since Ayurveda suggests specific diets for individual doshas — mind-body constitutional types — eating Ayurvedically inevitably translates to limited food choices, making it unpopular for those wanting access to the full range of culinary options. Kitchari, however, is safe for everyone to eat because it is tridoshic, meaning it is fine for all three doshas. Health benefits aside, kitchari can be appreciated for its taste alone. The fragrant herbs that Indian cooking is so known for impart flavor while the ghee adds richness. As with soup, vegetables can be added to the mix as long as they’re dosha-compatible, making kitchari a versatile dish that’s open to improvisation.
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Good bacteria from the milk of breast-feeding mums can protect the digestive and immune system health of her baby, say scientists

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