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Top Government Hospital for Stem Cell Treatments and Research Located in Beijing Launches English Website

The Stem Cell Transplantation Department at the General Hospital of Chinese People’s Armed Police Forces has launched an English version of its website www.sinostemcells.com for its ever-growing international patients seeking Stem cell treatments. The new user-friendly site reflects the department’s vision of readily available, authentic, and relevant information and aims to supply its online visitors with up-to-date information on the department’s current stem cell therapies and research programs.

The Stem Cell Transplantation Department Director Dr. Yihua An, PhD, says “Access to relevant, quality information is becoming more important for international patients, their physicians, and families. We have met the ever-increasing need for English language updates on our current research direction and practices and have developed a modern English website especially designed for a Western audience.”

The department is located at the General Hospital of Chinese People’s Armed Police Forces in Beijing – a top Level 3A military institution that integrates healthcare services, scientific research, and medical education.

The Stem cell department is active in the field of stem cell treatments and research. The department primary focus is on Stem cell treatment for Spinal Cord Injury and Brain Injury apart from central nervous system -related diseases like Cerebral palsy and Stroke.

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Regular Exposure To Agricultural Pesticides Might Increase The Risk Of Parkinson’s Disease

Regular exposure to agricultural pesticides might increase the risk of Parkinson’s disease (PD), according to a study published in Archives of Neurology. More exposure to pesticides means a higher chance of the neurological illness, research reports.

“While the causes of PD are still not clear,” says Kay Mixson Jenkins, author of the new children’s book Who Is Pee Dee?, “hardcore chemicals used for treating crops can’t be that good for people in any event.”

Ms. Jenkins was diagnosed with Parkinson’s when she was just thirty-four. She decided to write her book to help her children understand this devastating disease. The story follows a young boy named Colt as he tries to deal with his mother’s chronic illness.

Based on National Parkinson Foundation estimations, almost 1.5 million Americans currently have PD. It’s the second-largest neurological disorder (after Alzheimer’s) in the United States.

The illness typically develops later in life and often impairs motor skills, speech and other functions.

Many scientists and researchers believe that environmental factors can be linked to the illness:

• Aberdeen University Medical School found that people exposed to high levels of pesticides were forty-one percent more likely to develop the condition compared to people who had never been exposed; those exposed to low levels were thirteen percent more likely.

• Environmental Health News reports that the rates of Parkinson’s disease appear higher among farmers and rural residents.

• A Danish cohort study found an increased risk of Parkinson’s disease in agricultural workers.

• Emory University reported growing evidence suggesting that exposure to pesticides increases the risk of Parkinson’s disease.

• Researchers from UT Southwestern Medical Center found that people with Parkinson’s disease have significantly higher blood levels of a particular pesticide than healthy people.

“I hope studies and facts like these will help bring the government’s attention to the environmental problems our society faces today,” says Ms. Jenkins. “If we can simply protect our environment and be greener, who knows? Maybe the number of Parkinson’s cases will go down.”

In addition to writing Who Is Pee Dee?, Ms. Jenkins is a leader in a nationwide effort to raise awareness about PD. As the founder of Parkinson’s in the Park, an affiliated chapter of the National Parkinson Foundation, Ms. Jenkins has created an outreach program that encourages families and friends to participate in the treatment of PD patients.

Kay Mixson Jenkins is also the Georgia state co-coordinator for the Parkinson’s Action Network, leads the Effingham County Parkinson’s support group and was selected as a Parkinson’s patient advocate for UCB, Inc.

Who Is Pee Dee? Explaining Parkinson’s Disease to a Child by Kay Mixson Jenkins is available on Amazon.com.

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Online Sexual Partners Calculator

According to new research released by Lloydspharmacy, the typical British adult has slept indirectly with 2,811,024 people.

The leading community pharmacy chain has developed an online calculator which allows people to work out the number of indirect sexual partners they have had.

The sexual partners calculator has been developed to help people understand the risks of unprotected sex. According to the Health Protection Agency, cases of sexually transmitted infections rose last year by 0.5%, to 399,738 and cases of Chlamydia increased by eight per cent between 2006 and 2008.

The average British man claims to have had nine sexual partners while the average women claims 6.3 partners, giving an overall average of 7.65. However, as the new calculator demonstrates, they are potentially exposed to the sexually transmitted diseases of hundreds of thousands of others.

The calculator, which uses data collected from more than 6,000 UK adults, is called Sex Degrees of Separation, a reference to the famous theory first proposed by Hungarian writer Frigyes Karinthy which states that no one person is more than six steps removed from another.

When people enter the age range of each partner, the calculator raids its database to work out how many previous sexual partners people within that age range have had on average. It then repeats this process for five further ‘generations’ of partner. This is added together to give a Sex Degrees of Separation total.

The launch of the calculator coincides with the introduction of Lloydspharmacy’s Relationship Screen, an online postal service which allows people and their partners to have a Chlamydia test – the most common STI in the UK – Gonorrhoea test and HIV test before committing to full intimacy.

Clare Kerr, head of sexual health at Lloydspharmacy said: “When we sleep with someone, we are, in effect, not only sleeping with them, but also their previous partners and their partners’ previous partners, and so on. It’s important that people understand how exposed they are to STIs and take appropriate precautions including using condoms and getting themselves checked out where appropriate.

“A simple sexual health test will give both partners in a relationship peace of mind. The majority of STIs are easy to rectify, but if left untreated, the long term implications can be very serious.”

The Sex Degrees of Separation calculator, and more information about Lloydpharmacy’s sexual health services, can be found at online.

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Swine Flu Could Trigger Boom In Remote Diagnosis

Lloydspharmacy has revealed a new report that suggests the government’s use of the internet and call centres to deal with the swine flu pandemic could pave the way for a rapid growth in remote diagnosis and prescriptions. This was just one of the conclusions found in the report by the Future Foundation.

Judith Kleine Holthause, the report’s lead author, said:”Despite its clinical shortcomings, the use of the internet and call centres for diagnosing swine flu and distributing medication demonstrates that remote diagnosis can be an efficient way of dealing with certain conditions.”

The Future Foundation forecasts that 37% of people will be using the web for medical information by 2020 (up from 14% in 2009) and that a variety of social and economic factors will lead to a substantial market for online diagnosis and prescriptions in the future.

The report, commissioned by Lloydspharmacy, coincides with the roll-out of ‘virtual GPs’ into 300 of the chain’s pharmacies. Lloydspharmacy has pioneered online diagnosis and prescription.

Now the chain has innovated again by allowing customers to walk into a pharmacy, consult with a doctor from a computer terminal and walk out with their prescriptions a few minutes later.

Andy Murdock, pharmacy relations and governance director of Lloydspharmacy, said: “The face to face consultation will remain at the heart of primary care, but for an increasing array of conditions, remote services provide a viable alternative.

“Right now these include lifestyle conditions such as impotence and hair loss, embarrassing conditions such as STIs, contraception and certain minor ailments such as cystitis. But the list could expand considerably in the future.”

However the report’s authors warn that regulation will be critical if privately run diagnosis and prescription services are to grow. At present only one online doctor service is registered with the Care Quality Commission explicitly to manage patients remotely. That service, Dr Thom, also provides the GP component of the Lloydspharmacy service.

There is no question that consumers are receptive to the concept. Forty eight per cent of respondents to a poll conducted for the Future Foundation said they were interested in online diagnosis and 56% said they were interested in online prescriptions.

Holthaus added: “In certain areas consumers welcome regulation. Concerns about counterfeit medicines, bogus doctors and commercial motivations will inevitably act as a brake on consumer confidence in remote diagnosis services. We believe that more regulation, monitoring and control will be crucial to the further development of this market.

“There are strong arguments for why the NHS might embrace remote diagnosis as a complementary method to ensure sufficient delivery of satisfactory health care in the future. If regulated and monitored appropriately remote diagnoses and prescriptions could benefit the healthcare system in similar ways as remote services have helped the banking system.”

The Lloydspharmacy Online Doctor service is run in conjunction with online health experts Dr Thom, who adhere to the General Medical Council’s guidelines on remote prescribing. Patients log on for an online questionnaire-based consultation with a GP. If clinically appropriate the GP writes a prescription and the treatment is dispensed by post for next day delivery.

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The World’s First Dry-On-Contact H1N1 Sanitising Spray

A sanitising spray that kills 99.99% of Viruses, Bacteria and Germs is now available for purchase in the UK. The SaniGuard wipes, spray and fogger products were invented by David Morgan, president of DEM Technology in the United States.. After patenting the product he was awarded EPA registration for its use on food contact surfaces in 1996.

The World's First Dry-On-Contact H1N1 Sanitising Spray

One benefit of the spray is that there is no “wet dwell” time, meaning that users don’t need to wipe the product away prior to it being effective. According to US laboratory reports, the product kills 99.99% of germs in 30-45 seconds. It also exceeds the requirements of EN1276 in Europe.

Jim Taylor, formerly president of Smith & Nephew and now CEO of Saniguard International, based in Chorley, Lancashire, said: “SaniGuard contains a unique configuration of quarternary ammonium compounds (QUATS) and other proprietary components, which allow for the elimination of microbes that regular QUATS alone cannot kill.”

The dry-on-contact spray can be used in between regular cleaning on “hot spot” areas such as telephones, computer keyboards, light switches, door knobs and other areas that are frequently used and rarely cleaned. SaniGuard leaves no film or moisture on surfaces.

The spray is effective against Swine Flu, MRSA, HIV-1, herpes, herpes simplex 1 and 2, salmonella typhi, staphylococcus aureus, streptococcus epidermidis and pseudomonas aerginosa and fungi such as trichophyton interdigitolo (Athlete’s foot).

MisterSterile.com also offers the Total Release Fogger in a single-release aerosol, which is claimed to sanitise an entire room with the press of a button within 15-20 minutes. The product is available in small room (155ft²) and large room (625ft²) sizes.

The company says this product is safe for all surfaces and helps to stop the transmission of germs in high traffic areas such as lobbies, waiting rooms, hospital wards, GP surgeries and patient care facilities.

Anti-Bacterial, Anti-Virus Swine Flu prevention products from MisterSterile.com ‘Mr Sterile.com’ is authorised by SaniGuard International and have launched their new website to service the explosive demand for anti-bacterial, anti-virus products.

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The Facts About Heart Disease

  • Heart Disease has been the number 1 killer in the US every year since 1900 with the exception of 1918.

  • At least 250,000 Americans die of heart attacks each year before they reach the hospital.

  • Every 34 seconds someone in the US dies from Heart Disease.

  • Heart Disease can be avoided with good nutrition.
If you are as little as 10 pounds overweight you are at risk forHeart Disease.Chronic Diseases cost the US economy 1.3 trillion dollars annually and this could reach 6 trillion by the middle of the century.

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The American Medical Association has said that 70% of medical conditions are diet related.

Here are a few common diseases that may be prevented with proper diet and or maintaining a healthy weight.

Cancer: breast, uterus, cervix, colon, esophagus, pancreas, kidney and prostrate
Coronary Heart Disease, Diabetes, Dyslipidemia, hypertension
Idiopathic Intacraial hypertension, stroke, cataracts
Osteoarthritis, skin, gout, phlebitis
Gynecologic Abnormalities, abnormal menses,infertility, poly cystic ovarian syndrome
Gall Bladder Disease
Pulmonary Disease
Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Hypo ventilation Syndrome
Severe Pancreatitis
Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

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Once you get started with our Core Nutrition or Weight Loss Program you may find that you are saving money on your prescriptions plus doctor and hospital bills. You may even be earning more money because you are missing work less and are able to work longer hours.

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When Depression Treatment Is Administered In The Right Way Healing Becomes Easier

Depression is a jointly physical and psychological disease. Depression recovery, in turn, must entail both physical and psychological healing. As obvious as that sounds, the unfortunate truth is that many of the most high-priced depression treatment facilities in Los Angeles target one dimension of the disease while ignoring the other. In the end, such a strategy is and can only be a recipe for failure.

The good news is that Malibu’s most successful depression treatment center does things differently. The center was founded on the principle that depression recovery must be a holistic process, one that helps clients get better in body as well as in mind. That’s why the center’s exclusive treatment programs are explicitly designed to promote broad-based healing. It’s also why so many of the center’s clients really do get better for good.

Depression is an awful disease. Depression treatment can fix the problem, but only if it’s administered in exactly the right way, by people who know exactly what they’re doing. The clinical experts at Malibu’s best treatment facility will help you rediscover yourself as you used to be, before depression turned you into the person you are today. Under the circumstances, it’s hard to imagine that anyone could ever ask for anything more than that.

Depression treatment must always begin with an evaluation of a patient’s personal needs and case history. That sounds obvious, of course-but the fact is that too many “exclusive” depression treatment facilities administer generic and impersonal treatment programs. In the end, that is and can only be a recipe for failure.

There is no “universal” depression victim. By the same token, there can be no “universal” path to depression recovery. Healing, when it comes, will have to occur on your own terms, in a way that’s meaningful to you and no one else. A treatment program that can’t deliver that to you won’t ever help you get where you need to go.

The good news in all this is that at least one Malibu treatment facility understands the importance of personal attention in the healing process. That’s why the facility is recognized all around the world for its sterling success rate. More importantly, that’s why the facility is the place you’ve been looking for. Successful depression treatment will change your life. Don’t wait any longer to finally find that out for yourself.

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Dual Diagnosis Treatment Strives Hard To Bring Out The Patients From Addiction, Psychological And Societal Problems

A recent survey has got a shocking revelation which states that about 70% of people with drug and alcohol addictions are suffering with dual diagnosis. There cannot be any answer to the question on which problem occurred first, like, is it chicken or the egg? Professional treatment will find a suitable answer to multiple addictions and address them seriously. Usually patients are encountered with 2 different problems and each has to be identified separately. Treatments have to be for both the disorders but not just one. Dual diagnosis treatment at Sunset Malibu delivers what is promised to the patients and has become a beacon of hope for many.

Dual Diagnosis Treatment

The psychiatric symptoms and the mental health should be monitored well. Withdrawal of the detoxification may even worse the conditions for the patients. They have to be handled with care and the apt treatment methods should be adopted for the welfare of the patients. The staffs at Sunset Malibu understand the requirements of the patients and do the need by performing detailed assessments on all their problems. Dual diagnosis treatment centers employ a correct combination of therapies which will be employed in the treatment methods. The center at Sunset Malibu has a luxurious feel and ensures complete privacy for the patients. It has Spa treatments, Workout Facilities, Ocean Views and much more to pour in the inner joy for them.

A good treatment center will make its patients very comfortable by completely eliminating their stress. This process helps the patients to be an active member during the rehabilitation. Co-operation from the patient’s side is very important. These centers must adopt programs which will assess the clinical and psychological conditions of the patients and support them with the right kind of treatment program. Dual diagnosis treatment center at Sunset Malibu offers individual attention which will give personal satisfaction for the patients which will give them a special boost in the recovery process.

Rehab programs play a vital role for the individual success. A good rehab program may change the life of an addict for ever. It is only through these programs, one can defend himself from drug addiction. It gives much importance on individual counseling with experts. The vast amount of experience could help the counselors in rightly identifying the problems and the solutions. Dual diagnosis rehab at Sunset Malibu is one of the world class programs for any kind of patient. Their beautiful location ensures privacy and freedom for the patients. They can have absolutely no chances for distractions.

Sunset Malibu is a renowned drug rehab center situated on an exquisite land marvel overlooking the Pacific Ocean. They have a team of well qualified and experienced professionals in the field of addiction disorder treatments. Drug addiction is treated at all levels with the primary objective of healing the patient and to make them return to their active life.

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An Eating Disorder Is An Erratic And Negative Change In The Eating Behavior

It involves both the cases of excessive eating and reduction in the quantity of eating. Several cases lead to obesity or becoming thinner. This kind of disorder usually starts at the adolescent age or in early adulthood. This can be definitely termed as a disease as it brings some psychiatric problems for the individual. An eating disorder program might take care of both eating disorders and as well as depression problems. Both are inter-connected and have to be treated effectively. A good program must evaluate the patient’s mental health and depression separately.

Eating Disorder

Expert’s help are much needed to be successful in the treatment programs. The trained professionals offer better programs without complicating the health as well as physical problems. These treatments involve strong medication which may have some side effects. They need to be take care by the doctors. Researchers even believe that both disorders are the different manifestations of the same disease. Eating disorder programs at Cliffside Malibu are carefully designed to meet the utmost needs of the patients. They are based on the serotonin-centric medical therapies, which is aimed to restore balance in patient’s neural metabolism.

Eating disorders are mainly accompanied by mental depression. Treatment programs have to concentrate on curing both the diseases. Patients need better rehab programs and there are centers which offer residential eating disorder program. A serene atmosphere would definitely bring some change for people with depression. Experts at Cliffside Malibu give preference for a speedy recovery. A perfect combination of scientific in-house treatment and care which is shown by the staff will heal any kind of depressions and problems. The end results are focused for the patients to stay healthy and thus leading a happier life.

Eating disorder is a serious concern which demands immediate attention. Treatments are the best option to get cured. It will not go away simply and requires greater attention from the patient’s side. They may give out explicit physical reactions which are evitable and private eating disorder treatment is the best option to explore for a better cure. They offer kinds of hope for a real and active recovery from the disorders. Cliffside Malibu has a chilled climate which will give a pleasant feeling for the patients and make them believe as if they are at their home. The true intention of a residential treatment program is to make the patients feel very much comfortable with the treatment programs and thus they can have the best co-operation by offering it.

Cliffside Malibu has got the dedicated team of well trained professionals who have got vast experience in this field and the best thing is they know how to treat their patients. With the world class facilities offered, patients are sure to bounce back from all their depressions and problems. There can be no more turn backs in their life for the patients and the world belongs to them yet again.

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Clinical Depression Can Cause Serious Effects Which Need To Be Cured Immediately

Most people are not even aware of being affected by such a disorder and they claim to be perfect. It is really a pathetic condition and should be overcome by effective treatment methods. Steps taken to come out of such depression at the earlier stages can give concrete results. Proven depression programs must assist the treatment methods for better results. Manic depression treatment needs knowledgeable staff who can boast of their success rates. The treatment programs are thoroughly based upon the individual needs and are targeted upon the underlying causes of depression.

Patients must be encouraged to play an active role in the recovery process. Sufferers and their family members should have the hope for a complete and ever lasting recovery. Anxiety disorders can cause serious concerns and the treatment programs must include both physical and psychological cure. Treatment for depression and anxiety has to be unique. The level of anxiety disorder will vary from every individual. Centers offer counseling programs and after-cure programs for all their patients. An alumni meeting is conducted at Sunset Malibu every week so that the existing patients can really come to know about the successful tips on how to recover soon.

A good treatment center will assign a primary therapist who can work with the patients round the clock in the initial stages. A good company is very much essential to solve all these problems and if that company can be an expert in this field, rip-roaring success can be obtained for the treatment. Severe depression treatment will be decided by the medical professional and adjust the approaches accordingly. People cannot come out of this severe problem all alone. The first step is to enroll them in a good rehab program. One must convince himself to join such a program. The landing place of the patients must be a place where professionals dwell and work round the clock for the benefit of the patients. Sunset Malibu is one place where patients can be safe and secured.

Treatment for severe depression is heavily dependent upon the surrounding and the atmosphere. A good treatment center like the one at Sunset Malibu should offer features like

* Private beach access, Lush gardens, Spa treatments
* Gym, fitness center and personal trainer
* Recreational and relaxation activities including yoga, swimming and hiking
* Dining room featuring ocean views and healthy, gourmet meals

Sunset Malibu offers world class service to its patient with the state of art facilities. The luxurious bedrooms with the panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean brings them cheer and happiness in their life. The lost confidence is greatly revived with the help of trained professionals. The persons who suffer with depression can surely walk in their campus to go back with all their happiness back in life. It has become their habit to deliver their promise and to make their customers happy.

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People Are Reluctant To Undergo Medical Treatment In Case Of Mental Illness

The power of mind is really incredible. It often needs some rest. A fast paced life will often lead to depression and if it is not treated on time, situation can be made worse. Treatments for depression should address all the symptoms which include suicidal tendencies, drop in self confidence, dull presence and often a sad display of face. The patient must co-operate in his best ways to overcome this problem. The center must have the state of art facilities to treat the patients. Cliffside Malibu is one of the best centers for such kinds of treatments and offers care, affection and love to the patients.

Medical Treatment In Case Of Mental Illness

The treatment programs must scrutinize the cause of depression to the maximum extent which holds the key in reviving the patients out of this pathetic condition. It happens mainly due to the chemical imbalance in the brain. Depression treatments are often hectic and may cause mild side effects. Happiness found inside the home is the best treatment, which any patient could get. Family members should show utmost love for their beloved ones and similar kind of care has to be shown by outsiders also. The trained professionals at Cliffside Malibu shows greater care on par with the patient’s family members and will create a world of difference and happiness to them. The officials give individual care and best treatment programs to gain back the happiest moments of their life.

Patients who suffer with depression have got all the rights to bring back the moments of joy and they cannot be denied their rights. Those suffering with dual diagnosis problem will face the pain of chemical dependency and also addiction. It is very disheartening to see the loved ones affected with depression, Bipolar Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Phobia, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and much more. Dual diagnosis treatment should be intelligent enough to identify the reasons for both illness and ensures that the causes are not masked making the treatment very difficult. Cliffside Malibu has an exceptional team of doctors who are capable of addressing any serious concerns and strive hard to cure the patient.

The first step in curing is to get admitted in Cliffside Malibu’s center. Good dual diagnosis treatment center identifies the symptoms and engages the patients in various process of different diagnosis. An effective treatment will take some time as the patient has to undergo the Detox successfully. Experts at Cliffside Malibu has a clinical team involving themselves in an intensive assessment process which will help the patients to be relieved from any external stress.

Cliffside Malibu offers wide range of recovery process and enables them to fight against the odds. The center has got a rip-roaring success in treating the patients and has got high success rate. Every patient is treated equally and all are welcomed back by the alumni association to share the success story. The assurance of a depression free life is guaranteed by the center.

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Lloydspharmacy Is To Become The First Major Healthcare Brand To Supply Tamiflu Online

Customers can now buy Tamiflu via the Lloydspharmacy Online Doctor service. “We are playing as full a role as possible in the distribution of Tamiflu to NHS patients,” said Andy Murdock, Governance and Pharmacy Relations Director of Lloydspharmacy, “but it is clear that there is a significant demand for private prescriptions of the drug.

Supply Tamiflu Online

“We have decided to become the first recognised healthcare brand to sell Tamiflu online in advance of need so that people who want to buy the treatment can get it from a reputable online source which they can trust to dispense Tamiflu.”

Lloydspharmacy’s Online Doctor service is run in partnership with online health experts Dr Thom, the only online doctor to be regulated by the Care Quality Commission* specifically to prescribe medicines online.

Packs of 10 x 75mg Tamiflu will be available via the online pharmacy. All medicines will be dispatched using Royal Mail Special Delivery for delivery the next working day.

“Anyone displaying symptoms of swine flu, would be advised to call the NHS service appropriate to their area,” said Andy Murdock. “The Lloydspharmacy service is for people who want to ensure they have Tamiflu available if and when they need it and for people who will be travelling abroad at some point in the future.

“In the information sent out with every Tamiflu order Lloydspharmacy doctors will explain the symptoms people should look out for and the circumstances under which they should begin treatment.”

Lloydspharmacy has pioneered the development of online diagnosis and prescriptions. The Lloydspharmacy Online Doctor service is expanding and already offers treatments for impotence, hair loss and cystitis plus oral contraceptives, sexual health tests and travel medications.

About Lloydspharmacy
Lloydspharmacy has around 1700 pharmacies across the UK. These are based predominantly in community and health centre locations. The company employs over 16,000 staff and dispenses over 145 million prescription items annually. Lloydspharmacy is the trading name of Lloydspharmacy Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Celesio AG based in Stuttgart. Celesio is the leading pharmaceutical distribution company in Europe and is represented in 16 countries. With its three divisions, Patient and Consumer Solutions, Pharmacy Solutions and Manufacturer Solutions, the group covers the entire scope of pharmaceutical trade and pharmaceutical-related services.

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Eating Disorders, Just Like All Other Addictions, Are Also Diseases

Sunset Malibu, an exclusive treatment center on the California coast, has long been a transformational force in the field of rehabilitation and recovery. Now, Sunset is announcing its redoubled efforts in the fight against eating disorders.

Eating Disorders

Anorexia nervosa and bulimia are diseases. Like all diseases, they exist outside the willful control of their victims. No one ever decides to be sick. And, by the same token, no one can ever simply decide to get better. In the end, those individuals who try to recover without professional eating disorder treatment are invariably doomed to fail.

The good news, though, is that Sunset Malibu’s eating disorder treatment programs really do change lives.

With its world-class caregivers and elegant accommodations, Sunset Malibu is an unparalleled recovery destination. The center has always catered to upscale individuals from every corner of the globe. Now Sunset is renewing its commitment to its core values, with the goal of delivering specially-tailored eating disorder treatment to individuals who seek it. Even for Teen Eating Disorders, the facility can help sufferers find the right treatment. At Sunset Malibu, the client’s needs always come first.

“Eating disorders are an increasingly pernicious problem in America and around the world,” said Sunset Malibu owner Richard Taite. “We believe that our focus on eating disorder treatment puts us at the fore of a growing field of therapy. More importantly, we know that our eating disorder treatment programs have a measurable impact on the lives of our clients. “

It’s this forward-thinking philosophy that makes Sunset almost unique among its competitors.

Many drug and alcohol rehab facilities dabble in eating disorder treatment. But very few make a concerted commitment to the eating disorder recovery process. In fact, many of the most expensive eating disorder treatment centers in California provide their clients with insufficient levels of care. It should come as no surprise that many of those clients rarely achieve lasting success.

Taite insists that such shortcomings are unacceptable.

“Eating disorder treatment can literally be a matter of life and death,” Taite said. “There are no second chances, no do-overs. At Sunset Malibu, we’re humbled by the faith our clients invest in us, and we take our responsibility with the utmost seriousness. We believe that our record of success reflects our commitment to healing process.”

Sunset Malibu has a long history of helping clients rebuild their lives from the ground up. Now more than ever before, the center promises to effect meaningful and lasting wellness for every individual who walks through its front doors. Anorexia nervosa and bulimia are awful diseases—but they aren’t unconquerable. As Sunset’s successful graduates have learned firsthand, there really is a tried-and-true way forward.As with all co-occurring disorders, Sunset Malibu treats eating disorders as a co-occurring disorder with drug and or alcohol abuse.

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Menopause Blamed For Rise In Receding Hair

Hair loss is often the hardest aspect of growing old, but for a number of people the problem is not confined to their later years.

And it’s not just men suffering from the affliction, with studies suggesting an increasingly number of post-menopausal women are finding their hairlines receding.

This new epidemic is a type of alopecia, which damages hair follicles so that hair falls out and cannot grow back.

The condition known as Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia (FFA) can cause women to lose up to five inches from their hairline as well as their eyebrows. If FFA goes undiagnosed, women can even lose hair at the sides and back of their head.

Scientists believe that FFA is a result of the immune system attacking hair follicles, which causes inflammation at the root. This can damage stem cells in the follicles and prevents hair from growing back entirely.

The only treatment available involves controlling this inflammation, so only offers a reduction in overall hair loss rather than a cure.

However, the damage for most has already been done and the only alternative is to undergo a hair transplant.

The Hospital Group, one of the country’s leading cosmetic surgery providers, is at the forefront of hair restoration surgery, treatments and techniques. Those seeking a solution to their hair loss can undergo a hair transplant, which involves splitting the follicles of existing hairs and relocating them in the sparse area.

Providing expert advice and assistance, The Group carries out more hair transplantations than any other clinic in the UK and recognises that hair restoration is an art just as much as a surgical procedure.

Since The Hospital Group was established in 1992, it has grown from a small pharmaceutical company to one of the UK’s foremost weight loss surgery providers.

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Mice May Hold Key To Parkinson’s Disease

Recently, scientists at the Weill Cornell Medical School were able to recreate the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease in mice, leading some to believe that a breakthrough in treating the ailment could be just around the corner.

According to a study in the journal Nature Neuroscience, the research involved creating an animal model of Parkinson’s in mice so that scientists can focus on preventing the progression of the disease rather than just on treating its symptoms.

“This research is a huge step for the Parkinson’s community,” says Kay Mixson Jenkins, author of Who Is Pee Dee? Explaining Parkinson’s Disease to a Child. “With efforts like these, Parkinson’s patients have hope that funding and time are going into meaningful steps towards an eventual cure.”

Ms. Jenkins, founder of the non-profit Parkinson’s in the Park, was diagnosed with the disease when she was just thirty-four. She wrote Who Is Pee Dee? for kids who may be asking, “What is Parkinson’s disease?” or, “What are Parkinson’s disease symptoms?”

The book follows a young boy named Colt as he tries to deal with his mother’s illness. It’s the kind of story Ms. Jenkins hopes will be made obsolete by the research being done with mice at Weill Cornell.

“I hope that researchers continue to get funding both private and public,” says Ms. Jenkins, whose book includes a discussion of some of the following symptoms:
• The constant fatigue created by the struggle to control body movement.
• The loss of coordination when doing even simple tasks
• The anger and resentment that can come from feeling overwhelmed

For more information, contact the author directly via kmj@ParkinsonsInThePark.org.

(Who Is Pee Dee? Explaining Parkinson’s Disease to a Child by Kay Mixson Jenkins; illustrated by Richard Morgan; ISBN: 978-0-9819129-0-5; $12.95; 33 pages; 8” x 8”; hardcover; UCB, Inc.)

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Britons Play Russian Roulette With World’s Deadliest Disease – The Malaria

According to new research* carried out by Lloydspharmacy, the UK’s leading community pharmacy chain, around 2.1million British holidaymakers and travellers are ignoring the need to protect themselves against malaria.


This may explain the alarming rise in the number of cases found in the UK, with the British Medical Journal reporting a 30% rise in malaria cases in the UK over the last 15 years**.

According to the new survey of over 1000 people, 25% had travelled to a malaria hotspot in the last five years, with the African continent the most popular of these destinations (11%). The research also found that 19% of these intrepid adventurers either ignored the risk of malaria, or abandoned their malaria medication during the danger period. Despite malaria being one of the leading causes of disease and death in the world, with an estimated 300-500 million new cases worldwide every year, resulting in 1.5 to 2.7 million deaths***, Lloydspharmacy found 9% of men and 5% of women simply relied on less effective measures like mosquito repellent, nets or Vitamin B to protect themselves from the potentially deadly disease. A worrying 11% did not even realise that they had travelled to a malarial hotspot.

The release of these findings coincides with the launch of a new complete range of prescription only anti-malarial pills which are available through the Lloydspharmacy’ Online Doctor. This is one of only a few online services of its kind and does not require a visit to a GP. This service is designed to encourage travellers to stock up on the necessary anti-malaria pills before travelling

Chris Frost, Head of Medicines at Lloydspharmacy said “We are far too complacent about the risks of malaria and as a result we have one of the worst track records amongst industrialised countries for bringing this disease home from our holidays. Our new online malaria pills service aims to encourage holidaymakers to protect themselves by making it as easy as possible to access the necessary malaria pills.

“Unfortunately all it takes is just one bite from an infected mosquito to contract malaria and it can be deadly if not treated. However, buying the medication isn’t enough – it will do little to protect travellers unless they follow the instructions carefully.”

The Lloydspharmacy online malaria service involves the customer completing an online questionnaire which is screened by a GP from Dr Thom. If the customer meets appropriate criteria, a prescription is issued and medication distributed with advice on how to take the medication to best effect.

* ICM Survey, Sample 1040, fieldwork done 12th – 14th December 2008
** A Health Protection Agency study identified 6,753 cases of falciparum malaria diagnosed in the UK between 2002 and 2006. This is a 30% increase over the last 15 years, according to the British Medical Journal.
*** Netdoctor.co.uk

About Lloydspharmacy
Lloydspharmacy has around 1700 pharmacies across the UK. These are based predominantly in community and health centre locations. The company employs over 16,000 staff and dispenses over 145 million prescription items annually. Lloydspharmacy is a community pharmacy with primary care at the heart of its business. This is why it has launched a range of products aimed at improving community health such as affordable blood pressure monitors and allergy relievers, as well as a suite of convenient professional health check services including free blood pressure and diabetes testing, and cholesterol and heart checks in the comfort of a private consultation room.

Lloydspharmacy is the trading name of Lloydspharmacy Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Celesio AG based in Stuttgart. Celesio is the leading pharmaceutical distribution company in Europe and is represented in 16 countries. With its three divisions, Patient and Consumer Solutions, Pharmacy Solutions and Manufacturer Solutions, the group covers the entire scope of pharmaceutical trade and pharmaceutical-related services.

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Hayfever Misery To Hit One In Two People By 2060 Says Lloydspharmacy

New images released by Lloydspharmacy show how the UK’s hayfever time bomb is set to explode within the coming years. Currently, the condition affects around a quarter of the UK population, one of the highest prevalence rates for hayfever in the world. By 2040, up to 28 million people will have hayfever due to severe pollen seasons caused by climate change.

City-dwellers will be worst affected by hayfever as warmer summers will intensify air pollution which affects the respiratory tract and allergenicity of pollens. In 50 years time, it is likely that almost three quarters of the population of London will be affected by hayfever whilst almost half of the population of East Anglia, including Cambridge and Norwich, will have hayfever by 2040. North Scotland has been deemed the best place to live for people who want to avoid hayfever with only a third of the population forecasted to be affected by 2060.

As hayfever is already one of the most common forms of allergy, with almost 12 million people in the UK affected, Lloydspharmacy has made its full report and hayfever maps of the UK available for sufferers to download through its website.

Chris Frost, head of medicines at Lloydspharmacy, said: “Increasingly we are going to need treatments which help people to reduce their susceptibility to hayfever in the first place rather than simply alleviate the symptoms.

“A study conducted by the National Pollen and Aerobiology Research Unit, and published online by the Current Medical and Research Opinion concluded that the Lloydspharmacy Hayfever Reliever significantly reduced the main symptoms of hayfever – sneezing, runny nose, watering eyes and an itchy palate. In fact it’s so effective some people may feel a reduction in hayfever symptoms after using it just a few times. This device has been clinically proven to help to reduce susceptibility to some types of pollens, making it very useful for the severe pollen seasons forecast over the next ten to fifty years.”

UK areas least susceptible to increases in allergenic pollen loads include coastal areas, especially in the west. The further north one goes, the shorter the growing season and the shorter the pollen seasons, causing less misery for hayfever sufferers. Highland and moor land areas are good places for hayfever sufferers as the type of vegetation there produces less pollen.

About Lloydspharmacy
Lloydspharmacy has around 1700 pharmacies across the UK. These are based predominantly in community and health centre locations. The company employs over 16,000 staff and dispenses over 145 million prescription items annually. Lloydspharmacy which is a community pharmacy has primary care at the heart of its business. This is why it has launched a range of products aimed at improving community health such as affordable blood pressure monitors and allergy relievers, as well as a suite of convenient professional health check services including free blood pressure and diabetes testing, and cholesterol and heart checks in the comfort of a private consultation room. Lloydspharmacy is the trading name of Lloydspharmacy Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Celesio AG based in Stuttgart. Celesio is the leading pharmaceutical distribution company in Europe and is represented in 16 countries. With its three divisions, Celesio Wholesale, Celesio Pharmacies and Celesio Solutions, the group covers the entire scope of pharmaceutical trade and pharmaceutical-related services.

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Allalternativemedicine.Com – One Of The Popular On-Line Stores For Natural Herbal Remedy

Alternative Medicine. Natural Remedies is online about a year. Since then the website becomes more and more popular. Natural herbal remedies are gaining more popularity in the United States today. More then 80 million of Americans acknowledge alternative medicine remedies for a variety health conditions versus traditional medicine.

All products presented on the website are made in precise therapeutic dosage from natural herbal ingredients. Comprehensive information on diagnosis, symptoms, and natural remedies are also presented on the website.

The natural herbal remedies for diabetes, insomnia, body cleansing and detoxification, weight loss, anxiety, panic attacks, depression, natural body and hair products, pain relief, immune system strengthening, cold/flu, and many others can be purchased on Allalternativemedicine.com. All products are made in Israel and kosher, carefully picked and based on positive impact and customers reviews.

The number of visitors in Allalternativemedicine.com has been growing steadily since its start in 2008. Allalternativemedicine.com uses effective, convenient and simple way to present useful information and products to visitors.

Visitors can easily find the products or the information they are looking for. It is just one click away form the main page. Visitors can feel confident using the All Alternative Medicine products and natural remedies.

You can visit the shopping site at the following web address: http://www.allalternativemedicine.com.

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The Npower Health Through Warmth Scheme Has Been Commended In A National Report After Helping Nearly 2,000 Vale Of Glamorgan Residents With Cold And Damp Related Illnesses

The npower scheme has been referenced as an example of best practice by the Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE) in a report prepared for the Energy Efficiency Partnership for Homes.

The Vale of Glamorgan is just one of 14 areas of England and Wales where the Health Through Warmth scheme operates, providing practical help, information and advice for vulnerable people who have inadequate heating and insulation, and whose health is adversely affected by their cold, damp living conditions.

Health Through Warmth is managed locally by the Vale of Glamorgan Council and relies on community workers such as health visitors, district nurses and housing officers, who observe cold and damp conditions first-hand, to refer people at risk.

Gary Ford, Health Through Warmth co-ordinator for the Vale of Glamorgan scheme, said: “It’s fantastic recognition to be referenced by a national body such as CSE. To date, the scheme has improved the levels of warmth, comfort and quality of life for nearly 2,000 people in the local community and we would like to remind residents that we are here to help.”

Health Through Warmth assesses each referral on an individual basis and accesses funding from a variety of sources including government grants, charitable funds, and the unique npower Health Through Warmth Crisis Fund.

Since the scheme launched in the Vale of Glamorgan in 2002, Health Through Warmth has facilitated more than £2,000,000 worth of heating and insulation measures in vulnerable people’s homes across the area.

*Figures from the Help the Aged and Age Concern research

About npower:
npower is one of Britain’s largest electricity supplier and supplies gas, electricity and related services to 6.6 million customers across the UK. npower is a market leader in renewable energy and sources the green energy for juice directly from renewable sources, at no extra cost.

RWE npower has been awarded the prestigious CommunityMark from Business in the Community (BITC). npower is the only utility business, amongst 21 other companies in the UK, to receive this accolade. The CommunityMark is a new BITC standard which has been created to recognise companies that are good investors in local communities and who have brought about real and positive changes.

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An Infectious Skin Disease Is Spreading Through The Sport Of Sumo Wresling Resulting In Some Of The Top Wrestlers Losing Their Hair.

Sumo wrestling is facing ruin because of an infectious skin disease spreading throughout the sport – and causing top wrestlers to lose their hair.

As the wrestlers grapple with one another, the fungus spreads itching and baldness, causing flakes of skin to flake off. The disease also enters hair follicles and causes hair loss – causing much disquiet in the sport as the wrestlers lose their famous ‘top-knots’.

Wrestlers have been forced to undertake a three-month course of drugs to rid themselves of the disease, but the hair loss is permanent. Throughout the sport, hair is recognised as central to a wrestlers’ reputation, in much the same way that in many cultures hair is acknowledged as a symbol of virility.

Since the Edo period sumo wrestlers have been expected to grow their hair long and adopt the ‘top-knot’ style. Such is the superstition surrounding a wrestler’s hair, Yokozuna Tochigiyama, Japan’s most successful wrestlers, retired in his prime in 1925 as he did not have enough hair.

Men in the United Kingdom need not go to such lengths if they are suffering from hair loss.

The Hospital Group, the UK’s leading cosmetic surgeons, perform more hair restoration procedures than any other surgery provider, and only carry out natural hair transplants using the latest Follicular Hair Transplantation techniques. Follicular Transplantation involves transplanting hair units, often with four or five hairs growing from one follicle, to a bald spot to generate growth.

Human hairs are genetically programmed to either be sensitive to the male hormone, which causing them to die, or to be permanently immune to the hormone and last a lifetime. Hair Transplantation uses the ‘lifetime growth’ hairs from around the back of the head, and transplants them in areas where the hairs have died. Follicular or Hair Transplantation at The Hospital Group is a minor surgical procedure, taking little more than three hours.

The Hospital Group’s hair restoration and transplantation clinic was founded in 1992, and is staffed with industry experts at its dedicated Dolan Park Hospital in the Midlands. The Hospital Group is committed to providing the very highest standards and all procedures are performed by an expert medical team in state-of-the-art facilities that are second to none. Since The Hospital Group was established, it has grown from a small pharmaceutical company to one of the UK’s foremost cosmetic surgery providers.

Contact Details: For further information of The Hospital Group’s range of hair restoration procedures, surgery-seekers should visit the website www.thehospitalgroup.org or call our patient care coordinators on 0845 762 6727. 

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