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Vaccine May Prevent Urinary Tract Infections

Vaccine May Prevent Urinary Tract Infections

It seems that healthcare experts may have created a solution for the problem, however, thanks to a new series of studies which have uncovered a potential vaccine to combat the condition.

Specialists at the University of Michigan believe they have created the first vaccine to prevent urinary tract infections, as long as the immunity achieved in mice can be reproduced in humans.

In order to do so, a team led by Dr Harry Mobley used a systematic approach combining bioinformatics, genomics and proteomics to look for key parts of E coli that could be used in a vaccine to elicit an effective immune response.

The scientists at the facility then screened 5,379 possible bacterial proteins and identified three strong candidates to use in a vaccine to prime the body to fight E coli, which is the cause of most uncomplicated urinary tract infections.

Dr Mobley told medical health insurance customers that the vaccine prevented infection and produced key types of immunity when tested in mice.

As urinary tract infections are responsible for millions of lost work hours a year in the UK, as well as causing sufferers intense discomfort, the team had been attempting to formulate a vaccine for over two years.

Now they believe they are at a stage where initial findings can be transferred to human subjects. “This latest potential vaccine has features that may better its chances of success. It alerts the immune system to iron receptors on the surface of bacteria that perform a critical function … Read more ...

Senior Health Tips To Stay Healthier

Senior Health Tips To Stay Healthier

Our body experiences a total change with age. The body loses its endurance making the organs weak. As a result, the body is easily affected by a number of serious illnesses and also requires a lot of time to recover from diseases that make the body weaker. To avoid such problems in the later years of our lives, early prevention with special health tips seems to be the best choice.

A major component of senior health involves involving educating the elderly about general health issues that can affect our health naturally as we get older. Certain things must be considered as follows

Things to consider for a Healthy Life for seniors

  1. Lifestyle
  2. Diet
  3. Physical activity
  4. Past and present health conditions
  5. Hereditary health problems

There are a number of senior health programs organized by a number of health organizations that provide services related to routine medical examinations and assist in understanding early warning signs of general health problems that may occur due to aging. It also provides the right treatment at the right time through the right diagnosis. It also improves health conditions and can make a significant difference in quality of life.

It is important to refer to special care based on personal health issues and age considerations. Appropriate consultation for health guidelines is very important at this stage because seniors often undergo various medications that increase the risk of drug conflicts with some side effects. To get the right treatment such complications must be considered.

Some Heath Maintenance Tips

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Good Reasons To Choose Roadside Assistance

Good Reasons To Choose Roadside Assistance

It is a dark night, the kind where the moon and the stars go missing. A young couple is driving along an unlit highway with nothing between them and total darkness but the stretch of light beaming from the headlights. There is a clash of thunder, a flash of lighting, and rain falls in sheets, streaming so fast down the windshield that the view before the man whose driving becomes a collage of wavy distortions. He leans forward, squinting, as his new wife beside him starts begging him to pull over. He ignores her, focusing all of his concentration on the road. Suddenly, a figure appears in the lights. He slams on the brakes. He swerves. The car spins out of control. His body braces for impact, but they are lucky. The car slides into a ditch. As they emerge from the vehicle, they spot a deer gazing at them from the opposite side of the road. Twenty miles have passed since they last saw any sign of life. The next town is fifteen miles ahead on the map. Thankfully, he gets a signal on his cell phone and is able to call roadside assistance.

Accidents like this happen every day. No one knows exactly when they are going to need help. Where psychic ability falls short, it helps to be prepared. Roadside plans can deliver a number of useful services. Most insurance companies offer this beneficial option. It is also available through credit card companies, or can … Read more ...

Bodybuilding Nutrition - Eat Your Way To A Great Physique

Bodybuilding Nutrition – Eat Your Way To A Great Physique

Often food and how it affects the body are the last thing on a bodybuilders mind, but the simple fact is that bodybuilding nutrition is super important. No truer word has been spoke than when people say that you are what you eat. I’m sure you know the feeling of being bloated when you’ve had too many carbs, or sluggish if you’ve eaten just too much. Those are just small examples of how your body is affected

While just eating intelligently won’t build your muscles, it will fuel your body so that you’ll have enough energy to really make a difference. This tiny fact is something that many bodybuilders overlook.

And when I say ‘intelligently’ it’s not just about the food you’re taking in, but when you’re doing it. And I’m guessing that 50% of everyone who lifts weights to get ripped wouldn’t even have considered such a thing. And if they have, the confusion is immense:

  • Should I eat just before I workout?
  • Should I eat afterwards?
  • When should I have carbs?
  • And when should I eat all my protein?

To answer these questions is simple. The best time to ingest the nutrients that best aid in muscle growth, such as

  • Protein
  • Carbohydrates
  • Creatine

Is after your workout. Preferably within the hour. During this time the body will process these nutrients at its maximum efficiency, building lean muscle and metabolizing the carbs.

Secondly, ingesting a similar amount of carbs, protein and/or creatine before you workout can have … Read more ...

What To Expect During an Open MRI

What To Expect During an Open MRI

If you need digital x-ray imaging, you may be worried about the process. MRIs are loud, enclosed and can create feelings of claustrophobia. Fortunately, more and more providers are offering open MRIs. Open MRIs are as effective as traditional MRIs at diagnosing injuries, disease, and tumors without the drawbacks.

What To Expect During an Open MRI

Open MRIs are a particularly good choice for children, larger adults, and individuals that are nervous about undergoing the traditional MRI testing. Talk to your digital x-ray imaging provider to see if they offer open MRI options.

Preparing for your MRI

You do need to relax and remain still during the MRI, so it makes sense to avoid caffeine or alcohol before your procedure. Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing, but be prepared to change into a hospital gown if needed. Remove any jewlery or other metal before the procedure. If you feel you will have trouble relaxing during the procedure, ask if you can bring your own music, audiobook or other form of distraction.

You may have to ingest or be injected with a contrast material before the procedure. Depending on the testing being done, adding contrast can make it easier to make a diagnosis, as it enhances the clarity of the images produced. Once you are ready for the procedure to begin you will lay on a bed that will be moved into the machine. The technictian will place a coil around or over the area of the body that is being viewed.

While the MRI is working you will … Read more ...

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