Fecal Transplants Help People Who Have C. Difficile

Clostridium difficile, also called C. difficile and C. diff., is the cause of death in thousands of people worldwide each year. C. difficile is a serious infection which occurs in the gut and causes severe stomach pain and diarrhea stated VentureBeat. According to Handy, the ‘bad’ bacteria of C. difficile overtakes the ‘good’ bacteria in the gut and causes the potentially lethal infection. A fecal transplant cure the deadly C. diff. by restoring the balance of good bacteria in a person’s gut.

A fecal transplant is just what it sounds like: a small stool sample is removed from the gut of healthy person and placed inside the gut of a sick person. The stool is purified after it’s removed from the donor, then mixed with a saline solution and transplanted into the patient’s gut with the aid of a colonoscopy procedure.
Results begin immediately as the good bacteria from the fecal matter begin to go to work eradicating the bad bacteria in the gut. This procedure is especially helpful for those who suffer with recurring bouts of C. difficile.
Fecal transplants are new and longterm effects have not yet been discovered. The transplantation of healthy fecal matter into an unhealthy gut does work immediately and has shown positive results for a few months out. The longterm effects will only be uncovered in time as more of the fecal transplant procedures are conducted.

North American Spine Donates Yoga Mats to Students

North American Spine was featured for their part in a community outreach endeavor. They donated close to 50 yoga mats to the students at Robert E. Lee Elementary School in Dallas, Texas. This was for Yoga Recess Day. North American Spine participated because this is their way to encourage good back care. The stretches that are incorporated in yoga lead to preventative back care.

North American Spine has seen many individuals that suffer with chronic pain. Their participation in the Yoga recess day is their way of giving back to the community as well as to encourage good development in children for their bodies and minds. Their goal is to inform the community of the many benefits of yoga and children. Their donation of the yoga mats is to encourage preventative back care and instill this in these children. It should be known that yoga is an excellent way to prevent chronic back pain.

North American Spine had been featured on the CW33. There were nearly 50 kindergarten and pre-kindergarten students that had participated in this yoga day. Yoga is excellent for ensuring good stretching methods for the back. These students now have yoga mats to continue with the yoga stretches that they have learned.

For more information on North American Spine, you can check out some of their videos on their YouTube channel.

Man Gets $7 Million In Get Well Card

A man in Pennsylvania was shocked to find more than just well wishes in his “get well card” from his own father. Joseph Amorese was just out of his operation and in the recovery mode when he opened the letter from his father and found a scratch lottery ticket. He scratched off the card and was shocked to see that he was the winner of $7 million dollars. Amorese then took a photo of the ticket with his mobile phone and sent the picture to his dad to confirm that It was a winner and that his eyes weren’t just playing tricks on him. He then called up his wife, who is a social worker, to break the news to her and she was so surprised that the phone call went silent.

According to an article found on reddit and written by 7online.com, the ticket was purchased at a dollar store in the Big Apple, New York City, New York. Brad Reifler (reuters.com) agrees that it is great that this winning ticket came at a perfect time after Amorese had an operation and that it came in a get well card from his own father. You never know where you might find the next big winner so keep in mind that it can pay off to buy a lottery ticket once in a while. I’m sure that Amorese will put that money to good use in his near future!

Live Another Day

Listen up men! There are a few ways that new research has shown that you could possibly die. Yes, this is not happy news, but there are ways to avoid them.

Want to live to 100? Keep your heart healthy. Heart disease is a killer of men, so it is best to eat right and get cardiovascular exercise on a regular basis. Another killer of men is cancer. Be sure to get prostate checks to ensure good health.

This one is for all you daredevils. Unintentional injuries are a leading cause of death in men says the expert Susan McGalla. With this in mind, the next time you feel compelled to go bungee jumping, it may be wise to think twice.

Chronic respiratory disease. If you have not done it yet, stop smoking. This is a major killer of men in the world. It shaves years of an otherwise healthy man who is in good health.

Nature Provides Key to Defeating Renal Cancer

Medical science has discovered a powerful ally in its fight against renal cancer. It is a substance from an African shrub, and its properties may have numbered the days of this form of cancer that over 60,000 people a year are diagnosed with in the United States. A substance from this shrub kills renal cancer cells by causing them their concentration of calcium to increase beyond the point that they can survive. Thankfully, it leaves healthy cells alone making it a potent and targeted weapon against this dread disease. They are now working to turn this substance, known as Englerin A, into a cancer drug. When successful, we should be well on the way to eradicating one form of cancer.

Nature never stops providing science with helpful materials and substances that can improve our lives stated Bruce Karatz. Spider silk, and an even stronger recently discovered natural substance, can eventually strengthen bullet proof vests, and some common medicines we take for granted, such as aspirin, were derived from natural sources. From naturally occurring materials that are stronger than steel and will revolutionize construction to plants and herbs from which medicines are derived, the natural world contains a limitless bounty that only needs to be unlocked and tapped. Science is doing this on a daily basis, and the results are already enhancing our lives and will continue doing so.

Researcher Shows Connection Between Fluoridated Water and ADHD

The findings of a recent study show that states which have the highest concentration of fluoride in their tap water also have the highest number of children who have been diagnosed with ADHD. The study was published in the journal of Environmental Health and is the first time scientists have studied the connection between fluoridated water and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The state-by-state study was unwavering in revealing the connection, the states with the most fluoridated water also had the most cases of ADHD.

Fluoride is added to municipal water before it’s pumped into homes stated wetsealinc.com. This practice has been around for decades and is to help with cavity prevention. The fluoride does well in it’s original purpose, but it may be doing more harm than good if the study scientists are correct.
For example, the study showed that Iowa and Delaware are two states that have heavily fluoridated water. Both states also have high levels of reported ADHD cases. One out of every eight children in these two states have the disorder.
Several physicians have voiced their concerns and feel that the need to add fluoride to tap water should be reconsidered. Scientists state that any chemical, which fluoride is, interferes with the body’s natural hormonal activity.

Stop Taking Antibiotics When You Feel Better

According to a couple of new articles published in the MJA this week, it’s fine to stop taking a prescribed antibiotic once you start feeling better. Most of us do that anyway, but we wouldn’t dare tell our doctor. We’ve all been prescribed a ‘round’ of antibiotics and given the warning by the prescribing doctor to be sure and take all of the medication. But instead of taking all the medicine for a full ten days, many of us would stop on about day six because we were feeling much better.

Nothing bad happened. The infection, Ricardo Tosto said, didn’t return and we got completely well in the same amount of time.

Medical experts have finally come to the knowledge of that and decided to change their advice to patients to whom they prescribe antibiotics. The new recommended advice to patients is to stop taking the medicine when you begin to feel better.

This will allow the body to finish fighting off the infection naturally and build up a natural immunity to the virus or bacteria. Taking less antibiotics also helps your body utilize the medicine better when it’s truly needed. It will also help prevent the development and spread of antibiotic-resistant viral strains.

High Suicide Rates among Those Who Potentially Have the Most to Live For

Suicide is the third leading cause of death for teens and early twenty-somethings in the United States. The rate in this group is highest in rural areas. It is noteworthy that fully half the suicides are carried out with the use of a firearm. Increased precautions with regard to the safe storage of guns may help. A study about this problem also notes an ethic in more rural areas of individualism and self-reliance so that people would be more likely not to seek help. There is a similar ethic in the military where suicide among veterans is at twice the rate of the national average.

It almost seems more understandable with veterans because they have seen horrible things in war that they perhaps just can’t find a way to live with in civilian life. It is still a tragedy and needs to be better understood, but the real mystery is why so many young people, even if they have not been exposed to the inhumanity of war, do not wish to go on living. It can’t be a coincidence that the rate is higher in rural areas. Dan Newlin (Yellowpages.com) wonders if perhaps the presence of fewer people around and maybe less work available for the upper teens and early twenty-somethings included in this study creates fewer opportunities to lead a fulfilling professional and social life. Otherwise, what could be so horrible in their lives that some so young see no hope in their future?

The Dorchester Collection, International Luxury Hotels

The Dorchester Collection is an international group of luxury hotels that cater to fine service and exceptional hotel accommodations. There are two hotels in this luxury hotel group in the United States. The U.S. hotels include the Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, and Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles, California. The hotel group is located in Europe, and these locations include those in London, Ascot, Paris, Geneva, Milan and Rome.

Each hotel has a passion for excellence and innovation, and each location honors the individuality and heritage of this group of iconic hotels. The London location includes The Dorchester and 45 Park Lane. Ascot is the site of the Coworth Park hotel, and Paris is the location of Le Meurice and Hotel Plaza Athenee. Geneva, Switzerland, is the cite of Le Richemond, and Milan is the city where the Hotel Principe di Savoia is located. Hotel Eden can be found in Rome.

The luxury group of hotels delivers exceptional service in upscale and luxury accommodations. Each hotel has a central belief that the success of the organization can be found in each hotel employee. Each single member of the team plays an important and vital part in delivering exceptional service to each guest. The hotel group’s vision and values are focused on, ensuring these exceptional services are continually delivered.

The hotels are each aligned to this vision of passion for excellence and innovation. Hotel teams focus on being always dynamic and motivated, with each employee demonstrating an outstanding level of commitment. Skilled leadership is always focused on, along with optimized profitability. Each hotel is organized with a continued reinvestment that helps to drive each location forward.

The Dorchester Collection of luxury hotels is currently headed by its CEO Christopher Cowdray, a native of Zimbabwe. He began as a hotel manager with several of the finest hotels in the UK. He managed hotels in Africa, Asia, Australia and the Middle East before becoming the CEO of The Dorchester Collection. He graduated from Columbia Business School’s Executive Program in New York City. He has over thirty years of experience in the hotel business, and his extensive expertise was honored with a distinguished hospitality award. Cowdray and his work with the hotel group were honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the European Hospitality Awards in 2013. The luxury hotel continues to have a significant impact on international business and hospitality culture.

Gout Lower’s Risk For Alzheimer’s

According to a recent article , gout lowers a patients risk of Alzheimer’s. Gout is caused by high levels of uric acid which causes inflammation of the joints and leads to arthritis and cardiovascular disease. Now, there may be a positive side to this diagnosis, Dr’s believe there is a reduced risk for Alzheimer’s disease. Marc Sparks reported last week that studies were conducted on 59,224 British men and women in their 60’s with gout and 238,805 without the disease. During a 5 year follow up Alzheimer’s was found in 309 patients with gout and in 1,942 patients without the ailment. The affected people with gout had a 24 percent lower risk of Alzheimer’s. The patients medical history’s were taken into account and the study participants with pre-existing conditions such as gout and or dementia were excluded. Researcher’s will now concentrate on how to lower levels of uric acid to combat Arthritis while maintaining the Alzheimer’s benefits.