Cure for Nail Biting

November 7th, 2007

More than 500 million people around the world are pathological nail-biters according to our medical advisers. Is it caused by nervousness, anxiousness, stress, obsessive-compulsiv e disorder, or what? There are several reasons for chewing or biting your fingernails, or even your toenails.

During a summer school vacation, our medical groups invited teachers and guardians of several primary schools to present their pupils who have nail biting habit for a trip on a resort area in Nara, Japan for 40 days.

Our medical groups were trying to find the cause of nail biting. However, we suspected that there is only one or two causes, primarily stress.

40 pupils were gathered and the schools and guardians financed the entire expenses. After 3 hours of train trip, they arrived to a temple where they spent their vacation.

No pupils were informed about nail biting. They are free to do sightseeing and going around, getting wild chestnuts, and chasing mountain dears, except at 7:00 a.m. for breakfast, 12:00 noon for lunch and 6:00 p.m. for dinner. Of course, our groups were observing their nail biting habits.

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Treatments for Colds and Flu

November 7th, 2007

Colds and the flu or influenza are similar in many ways, yet the flu can sometimes lead to more serious problems, such as pneumonia. Colds and flu are the most common and communicable and spread easily between people. They are more likely to strike when a person’s Immune System is low. The common cold is an acute (short-term) viral infection of the upper respiratory tract.

Symptoms of a cold include runny or congested nose, sneezing, fatigue, headache, body aches, cough and general feeling of malaise. A Sore Throat is sometimes a (differential) symptom of a more serious condition distinct from the common cold (such as Strep Throat) that may require medical diagnosis and treatment. A cough can be further differentiated by the sound of the cough and the ability to expel or not to expel the phlegm. The color of the phlegm is also looked at.

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Fake foods, drinks on the increase, says OECD

November 7th, 2007

by Warren Matthews of Xtend-Life

Counterfeit products are not just limited to CD’s, clothes and other common consumables. They are also widespread amongst food and drink.

Is it not easy to determine what may be counterfeit as the inferior quality may not become apparent until some time later, for example in the case of ‘designer’ clothing. (I don’t have that problem as I never buy designer clothing anyway.)

On the other hand if you are a whisky drinker the chances are you would pick up a counterfeit product on the first sip.

Of more concern is the amount of counterfeit baby formulas on the market. Some of these formulas are bad enough without having the added risk of a possible cheap imitation which may have contaminated ingredients.

Remember that these counterfeit products can look identical in appearance to the real thing. The difference is in the unseen details which are very important if you are consuming it, such as in the case of baby formulas.

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