Find out the flu outbreak in US


Google Flu Trends uses aggregated Google search data to estimate flu activity in your state up to two weeks faster than traditional flu surveillance systems.
Google have found a close relationship between how many people search for flu-related topics and how many people actually have flu symptoms. Of course, not every person who searches for "flu" is actually sick, but a pattern emerges when all the flu-related search queries from each state and region are added together. Google compared their query counts with data from a surveillance system managed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and found that some search queries tend to be popular exactly when flu season is happening. By counting how often Google see these search queries, Google can estimate how much flu is circulating in various regions of the United States.

http://www.google.org/flutrends/

Share diabetes warning signs on the world diabetes day


Today Nov 14 is celebrated as world diabetes day. Diabetes is one of the most common chronic diseases to affect children. This year world diabetesday.org is
Planned to run a campaign. World Diabetes Day (WDD) is the primary global awareness campaign of the diabetes world. It was introduced in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) in response to the alarming rise in diabetes around the world. You can know more about this campaign by clicking the link below

http://www.worlddiabetesday.org/the-campaign/about-0

In 2007 and 2008, the theme of World Diabetes Day is “Diabetes in Children and Adolescents”. We extend our support to this campaign.
2004: Diabetes and Obesity
2005: Diabetes and Foot Care
2006: Diabetes in the Disadvantaged and the Vulnerable
2007-2008: Diabetes in Children and Adolescents
We would like our readers too extend their supports. Please share the World Diabetes Day logo. Download the poster and share. This is a poster created by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) in partnership with the International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD). The poster shows the diabetes warning signs as pictograms to make it relevant to the majority of settings. The poster is available to download in English, French, and Spanish in low and high resolution. An editable version has also been produced for you to adapt and print locally.

Click here to download the poster

Diabetes Mellitus - abnormally high blood sugar

Diabetes mellitus is a disorder in which blood sugar (glucose) levels are abnormally high because the body does not produce enough insulin to meet its needs. The two most common forms of diabetes are due to either a diminished production of insulin (in type1), or diminished response by the body to insulin (in type 2 and gestational).

Causes:

Hereditary and environmental causes,such as exposure to certain chemicals or drugs,some viral infections,obesity,advanced age ,unhealthy diet ,family history of diabetes,improper functioning of the pancreas, medication (cortisone and some high blood pressure drugs) ,women having given birth to a baby weighing more than 9 lbs.previously diagnosed gestational diabetes.

Symptoms:

Frequent urination, increased thirst, extreme hunger, unexplained weight loss, extreme fatigue, blurred vision, irritability, nausea and vomiting. Fatigue,Poor wound healing,Altered mental status ,unexplained weight gain, pain, cramping, tingling or numbness in feet, unusual drowsiness, frequent vaginal or skin infections, dry, itchy skin and slow healing sores.

Treatment:

Type 1 treatments include combination use of regular or NPH insulin, and/or synthetic insulin analogs (eg, Humalog, Novolog or Apidra) in combinations such as Lantus/Levemir and Humalog, Novolog or Apidra,use of the insulin pump (eg, from Deltec Cozmo, Animas, Medtronic Minimed, Insulet Omnipod, or ACCU-CHEK), pancreatic transplantation.For treating Type II diabetes the drugs prescribed are: Sulfonylureas (Diabinese, Dymelor, PresTab, Orinase, Tolinase, Micronase, DiaBeta, Glynase, Glucotrol, Glucotrol XL and Amaryl), Biguanides (Glucophage and Metformin,Alpha-glucoside inhibitors (Precose),Meglitinides.D-phenylalanine derivatives,Amylin synthetic derivativessuch as pramlintide (Symlin),Incretin mimetics,exenatide (Byetta) .

Prevention:

A healthy diet is key to controlling blood sugar levels and preventing diabetes complications. Use breakfast cereals based on oats, barley and bran,use breads with whole grains, stone-ground flour,reduce potatoes use, include fruits and vegetables ,use Basmati, Doongara or Japanese koshihikari rice , Eat plenty of salad vegetables with a vinaigrette dressing , glucose control,maintain a healthy weight,Drink an adequate amount of water and avoid taking too much salt, breastfeeding ,Giving children 2000 IU of vitamin D during their first year of life. exercise,walking,fat intake and eating sufficient fibre,moderate alcohol intake,avoid smoking.

Alternative Treatment:

It includes:homeopathy,hydropathy,aromatherapy,traditional Chinese medicine,acupuncture,healing touch therapy,ayurvedic treatment,Yoga and meditation,herbal medicines,hypnotherapy,psychotherapy,use blood sugar regulators, drink lots of distilled water, eating lots of vegetables and fruits(apple)fiber rich foods.

Gingivitis - irritation of the gums around the teath

Gingivitis is an irritation of the gums around the teath. It is usually caused by bacterial plaque that accumulates in the small gaps between the gums and the teeth .It is also known as Gum disease and periodontal disease.

Causes:

The primary cause of chronic gingivitis is inadequate oral hygiene. Bacteria play a role in all forms of gingivitis.Other causes are: Viral and fungal infections,lack of vitamin C,B and calcium defficiency poor immune system,gums injury,people with leukemia, hormonal changes in the body during pregnancy, puberty, and steroid therapy leave the gums vulnerable to bacterial infection,a number of medications used for seizures, high blood pressure, and organ transplants can suppress the immune system and change the structure of the gums enough to permit bacterial infection.

Symptoms:

The symptoms of gingivitis are as follows:Swollen gums ,bright-red, or purple gums, Shiny gums,Severe oral odor ,gums that itch with varying degrees of severity Swelling, redness, pain, and bleeding of the gums are signs of gingivitis. The breath begins to take on a foul odor.

Treatment:

Oral hygein is important.Anti-bacterial rinses or mouthwash, in particular chlorhexidine digluconate 0.2% solution, may reduce the swelling and local mouth gels which are usually antiseptic and anaesthetic can help.Drug used are:pencillin VK(Veetids), Erythromycin (EES, Ery-Tab, Erythrocin), Minocycline microspheres (Arestin), Doxycycline (Periostat), Clindamycin (Cleocin),Chlorhexidine 0.12% oral rinse (PerioGard),Acetaminophen with codeine (Tylenol #3), Ibuprofen (Ibuprin, Advil, Motrin), Lidocaine viscous 2% (Dilocaine).

Prevention:

Good oral hygiene is essential.proper brushing and flossing to remove plaque and debris and control tartar buildup ,eat proper nutrition ,avoiding cigarettes and other forms of tobacco, mouth wash using a saline solution (water and salt) or chlorhexidine,regular dental visits to remove plaque build-up,antiplaque or antitartar toothpastes or mouth rinses may be recommended by the dentist or dental hygienist.

Alternative medicine

Homeopathic treatment includes:EchinaceamAngustifolia for symptoms of minor infection,weakness or tiredness.Hypercium Perforatum if symptoms occur such as nerve pain, post operation pain, lacerations, toothache.Nutritional Supplements such as Coenzyme Q10,Hyaluronic acid ,Vitamin C plus flavonoids, Calcium, flavonoids, Folic acid (in pill form),Herbs include:bloodroot plus zinc (toothpaste),mouthwash containing sage oil, peppermint oil, menthol, chamomile tincture, expressed juice from echinesia, myrrh tincture, clove oil, and caraway oil,Neem,Chamomile



Links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/

http://www.emedicinehealth.com/

http://www.mayoclinic.com

http://www.nlm.nih.gov

http://www.stevedds.com/

http://www.emedicine.com/

http://www.colgate.com/

http://www.essortment.com/

http://www.peacefulmind.com/

http://www.peacehealth.org/

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