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Being a Women

“Behind every successful man there is a woman”. Not only in the case of a man but this saying stands for the functioning of the whole world. She is said to be the ultimate strength and support behind the success of an individual. There is a lot of differenciation and discrimination in the name of gender as males and females. Nevertheless this difference do exist in nature from time immemorial.

A female draws out various characteristics which is different from that of a male, varying from factors such as physical, mental. biological and reproductive. These are inborn and inbuilt right from the time a mother concieves a female child.
Womanhood is the period in a females life after she has passed through childhood and adolescence, generally around the age 18. Women have three very important physiological functions totally absent in men--menstruation, pregnancy, and lactation.Each of these mechanisms influences the behavioural patterns of a female greatly.
Another such noticable factor could be psycological.
Women prefer to share and care more, she would discuss and figure out a solution for a problem which they face by discussing it with her friends. She is more emotionally depended and possess aa emotional mind when compared to that of men. But men on the other hand seem to be independent and keep things more to themselves. But unfortunately, women are more prone to different types of depressions due to their emotional weakness.
Communication skills and emotional intelligence are found to be better in females. They tend to be more group-oriented.
Women can be, and many are, greatly affected by hormone fluctuations. Hormonal changes in female body is much more prominant and undergoes changes as the age advances. The main two hormones generated in female body are estrogen and progestrone. Estrogen helps the uterus grow, maintains the uterine lining to protect the budding baby. Progesterone has characteristics that balance and counteract the adverse effects that estrogen can have.Progesterone is important mainly for the preparation of the endometrium for implantation of the egg during pregnancy and the maintenance of pregnancy.
women are more often portrayed as being under the influence of their hormones, as being subject to hormonal tides or hormonal storms.

Women face many injustices and inequalities globally, both in terms of economic factors and human rights. An often overlooked aspect of this phenomenon is their health, so its atmost important that proper diet and care are taken as far as female health is concerned.
A healthy diet can help reduce PMS(pre-menstrual syndrome), boost fertility, make pregnancy and nursing easier. It provides one with energy, maintaining weight and keeps you looking good.

God has created women in such a way that, she can take her generation forward by giving birth to new offsprings. The ideal time to start learning about pregnancy is not when a woman is already pregnant but much before that.
For a woman, pregnancy planning means learning everything she can about how her own health and that of her baby can be optimized. She is capable of conceiving from the time she attains puberty till the time of menopause.
A female body is also highly prone to diseases too due to its sensitive features or even due to malnutrition which leads to less immunity. Many such diseases are gallstones, migraine headaches,
osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure(hypertension) etc.
Women with Osteoporosis have weak bones which tend to break. Osteoporosis in the vertebrae can cause serious problems for women. A fracture in this area occurs from day-to-day activities like climbing stairs, lifting objects, or bending forward

 

Research has also revealed the genetic and molecular basis of a number of gender-based differences in health and disease, some of which are related to genotype — XX in the female and XY in the male.
Due to such less immune resistance women have got higher chances of developing Autoimmune diseases. Autoimmune diseases can affect virtually every site in the body.

Autoimmune diseases affect approximately 8% of the population, 78% of whom are women. It is still unkown as to what reasons are there behind such a prevalence. One of the factors behind it could be genetic as it can be passed on from a mother to her offspring.

Music therapy reduces depression in kids, adolescents

A recent study suggests that music therapy would help reduce depression and behavioral problems in children and adolescents.

In the largest ever study of its kind, the researchers from the Queen's University, Belfast, in partnership with the Northern Ireland Music Therapy Trust found that children who received music therapy had significantly improved self-esteem and significantly reduced depression compared with those who received treatment without music therapy.
They also found that those who received music therapy had improved communicative and interactive skills compared with those who received usual care options alone.

"This study is hugely significant in terms of determining effective treatments for children and young people with behavioural problems and mental health needs," said professor Sam Porter from the School of Nursing and Midwifery at the Queen's University.
For the study, 251 children and young people were analysed.
They were divided into two groups-128 underwent the usual care options, while 123 were assigned to music therapy in addition to usual care."

Music therapy has often been used with children and young people with particular mental health needs, but this is the first time its effectiveness has been shown by a definitive, randomized and controlled trial in a clinical setting," added Ciara Reilly, chief executive of the Northern Ireland Music Therapy Trust.

The research team will now look at the data to establish how cost-effective music therapy is in relation to other treatments.

Worm gets women pregnant

A study suggests that infection with a species of worm increases the fertility of women. A study of 986 indigenous women in Bolivia indicated a lifetime of Ascaris Lumbricoides, (a type of roundworm) infection alters the immune system to make it easier to become pregnant. But while Ascaris Lumbricoides increased fertility in the nine-year study, hookworms had the opposite effect, leading to three fewer children across a lifetime.

About 70% of the population has a parasitic worm infection in Bolivia. Up to a third of the world's population also lives with such infections. Ascaris Lumbricoides is the giant roundworm of humans, growing to a length of up to 35 cm (14 in). It is one of several species of Ascaris. An ascarid nematode of the phylum Nematoda, it is the largest and most common parasitic worm in humans. This organism is responsible for the disease Ascaris, a type of Helminthiasis and one of the groups of neglected tropical diseases. An estimated one-sixth of the human population is infected by A. Lumbricoides or another roundworm. Ascaris is prevalent worldwide, especially in tropical and subtropical countries.

Experts say that the findings could lead to "novel fertility enhancing drugs".

Too much texting bad for your spine

Depending on the angle at which you are texting and messaging, one of the alarming research has come out with the fact that even the simple way of texting can exert nearly 23 kg of pressure on your spine and back. There is always an incrementally increased stress level that leads to cervical spine problems.

Your spine is the healthiest when your ears fall on the same plane as your shoulders and your shoulder blades tend to get retracted.

Without any related adjustments we usually add too much of stress on our spine. The varying degree of curvature would have a great impact on a person's spine.

At zero degrees of tilt, the resting pressure is equal to the weight of the person’s head - roughly 4.5 kg-5.5 kg. But for each 15 degrees of tilt, the pressure increases. At 15 degrees, a person feels 12 kg of pressure; at 30 degrees, it ups to 18 kg. At 60 degrees, a person should feel roughly 27 kg of force on the spine. People use mobile devices for roughly two to four hours a day, meaning our necks stay bent for 700 to 1,400 hours in a given year.

While it is nearly impossible to avoid the technologies that cause these issues, individuals should make an effort to look at their phones with a neutral spine and to avoid spending hours each day hunched over, the author suggested.

People should stop holding their phones by their waists and surgeons should help minimize post-surgery complications by keeping patient behaviors in mind.

Eating certain fats might offset some heart risk from weight gain

If you are, by any chance, going to overindulge yourself and plan to gain some weight, do make sure about the fact that the extra calories come from the unsaturated fats, as per the latest study.

Lean and thin people when pack on even a few extra kilos, the risk factors related to heart in the blood stream tend to change- some for the better if the excess food contains unsaturated fats, versus saturated fats, researchers found.

Even a moderate weight gain of about three pounds for lean, young people clearly increased markers of heart disease risk factors like insulin resistance as well as signs of impaired vascular function, said senior author Dr. Ulf Riserus of the Unit for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism at Uppsala Science Park in Sweden.

A blood test related to this study was conducted in which it was found that the sunflower oil group had lower level of cholesterol and lipid at the end of the study, than they had at the beginning of the study. But as in case of palm oil group, the cholesterol moderately went up.

Both groups showed signs of increased insulin resistance, a diminished ability to process blood sugar that can be a warning sign for diabetes onset. Saturated and unsaturated fats have different molecular effects on the liver. Unsaturated fats signal the liver to take up cholesterol from the blood, as per the researchers.

Replacing some saturated fats in like fatty beef, butter and cheese with with unsaturated fats like vegetable oils and nuts will be effective.

Ebola vaccine trial on volunteers begins in Liberia

The actual trial of Ebola vaccine has begun in the Liberian capital Monday on the first batch of volunteers.

The vaccination trial, which started following a launch event featuring musicians, is a product of a partnership set up by the governments of Liberia and United States. Guests clapped, danced along and nodded as musicians sang lyrics that explain the purpose and intent of the Ebola vaccination trial. Liberians have not shown much excitement about the vaccines amid conspiracy theories. Liberian Vice President Joseph Nyumah Boakai launched the vaccines in the presence of top US Embassy and World Health Organization officials on Sunday.

The vaccines are “very important for Liberia and for the world”, Boakai was quoted as saying to AP. Boakai urged Liberians “to take courage because it is going to work”.

The vaccines contain a bit of Ebola virus that helps trigger an immune response against the virus, according to a document from PREVAIL, the acronym for Partnership for Research on Ebola Vaccines in Liberia, as the US-Liberia collaboration is called.

According to the BBC, scientists aim to vaccinate around 30,000 volunteers and health care workers in the country starting Monday. The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed nearly 9,000 people with 3,600 succumbing to the disease in Liberia alone since it was identified in March.

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