Sunday, September 25, 2011

Facts about breast cancer

Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers among women in the United States. Data suggests that more than 180,000 American women will be diagnosed with this cancer in 2009. There are various risk factors including the female gender, heredity, genetic factors, aging and idiopathic causes.

What is Breast Cancer?

The short answer to the question is – a tumor in the breast. In case of a non-invasive breast cancer, the tumor is localized and not spread from its origin of growth. This is referred to as “Carcinoma in Situ”. The tumor can be confined to the ducts (ductal carcinoma in situ) or confined to the lobules (lobular carcinoma in situ). “Duct” and “Lobules” refer to the milk duct and the milk producing glands respectively in the mammary glands. Most breast cancers start in the duct and spread to other tissues. Lobular cancer or carcinoma is not true cancer by itself, but has the potential to cause cancer later.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

An unconventional way of curing chapped lips

Let your bum crack heal your lip cracks. Yes, what you’re about to read is not a belated April
fool joke. It’s 100% true and 100% effective.

Chapped lips don’t go well with a happy smile. The reasons vary from skin diseases, allergies,
dehydration, variation in atmospheric humidity, smoking, alcohol….the list is endless. The
treatment options however are very few. You could try some lip balm, herbal extracts, petroleum
jelly, glycerin, herbal oils etc. – All of which are ineffective after a couple of minutes or hours.
The irony is that all of these treatment options try to keep your lips wet and moisturized, but
what happens when you sip, lick, drink or just loose the moisture to air? Licking and re-licking
becomes the only choice.

Stop licking and being the “animated” icon of The Rolling Stones and get rid of chapped lips
forever in just a few easy steps.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Diet that can reduce PMS symptoms

PMS or Premenstrual Syndrome is often the subject matter of a lively and sometimes funny
discussion for teens over a cup of coffee. PMS is however not a funny thing and people with
PMS symptoms often have to miss work and other important activities owing to PMS symptoms.
PMS symptoms reportedly seem to bother almost 10% women. Though PMS symptoms seem
to bother a big chunk of the population, science has so far been not able to cure PMS symptoms
with the twist and turn of a magic wand – at least not all symptoms at the same shot. If you are
desperately looking for help to get rid of PMS symptoms, you should probably check out the
local grocery store. That will probably solve problems better than a chemist.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

It is Possible to Stay Young Forever: Skin revitalization facts

Aging of the face is both an aesthetic and a clinical problem. Reduced dermal vascularization and decreased biosynthesis of important extracellular matrix components by fibroblasts result in loss of skin turgidity and elasticity. In particular, the amount of Hyaluronic acid is deeply impaired in mature skin.

Hyaluronic acid is the one component inside skin that is found in all kinds of mammals. This skin ingredient is at the highest levels in young children and gradually decreases with age. It is Hyaluronic acid that is responsible for keeping skin tight, glowing, soft, supple and healthy. The plump cheeks that we see in children is attributed to the high concentration of Hyaluronic acid in their skin. It provides nourishment to the skin and maintains the regular lifecycle of the skin. As time passes the concentration of Hyaluronic acid gradually reduces to nil and lines and wrinkles start appearing on the surface.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Everything that you need to know about skin aging

Skin aging is a consequence of a combination of intrinsic and extrinsic skin aging determined by harmful exogenous factors.

Intrinsic skin aging

Intrinsic skin aging is also called chronological skin ageing and is caused by intrinsic factors such as age, gender, genetic predisposition and race. Intrinsic skin aging leads to decreasing physiological functionality of the skin such as decreased fibroblast activity due to collagen downregulation, low elsatin formation and low hyaluronic acid formation in the skin. It is also characterized by decrease in intra-dermal hydration and decreased skin elasticity and tonicity.