Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Lyme Disease Symptoms

One tick bite can change your life!

You should be aware of the signs and risks associated with Lyme disease. You ought to know of the different signs and risks associated with Lyme disease. Beware! Lyme disease may victimize you any moment!

Did you know that you could avoid Lyme disease by taking some simple measures?

Helpful information about causes and risks of Lyme disease, You will acquire knowledge of prevention, note the symptoms and know which questions to ask your physician.

Did you know that if you spend more time outdoor especially during the summer time, while ticks are in large number and active, there is a greater chance that you may get Lyme disease?

Read and note the symptoms and treatment. You will be able to help yourself and others.

Friday, April 4, 2008

You Need To Recognize The Early Warning Symptoms Of Lymes Disease

The article is taken from http://the-lyme-disease-symptoms.com/

I understood that there is no test to detect a patient’s lymes disease condition. Hence, with my personal experience, I can state that lyme disease is a clinical diagnosis based on indications and symptoms, along with the traveling history to endemic regions. One major thing here is that, no test can forbid lyme disease.
Similar to the customs, my doctor also diagnosed this disease based upon the symptoms, blood test results, and disease history. Here, I came to know that, lymes disease occurs in three stages: early, early disseminated, and late lymes disease.
Antibody Tests:
Antibodies are the immune system’s response to “fight back” infection. Tests attempt to be both precise and receptive (detecting only the lymes disease antibodies).
While analyzing the particular test procedure, I found that fake negative tests emerge due to test sensitivity. A low detectable antibody level alters the bacterium, which restricts the immune system detection or bacterial variations. Further, I also discovered that fake negative tests also emerge as a result of the test malfunction or cross reaction of antibodies.
Types of Diagnostic Tests:
Titer (IFA, EIA, ELISA): As per my knowledge, these tests are mandatory to gauge the level of Bb ( Borrelia burgdorferi) antibodies in fluid. As my tests progressed, I realized that laboratories use different detection techniques, types of measurements, cut-off points, and reagents to diagnose possible lymes disease condition.
Western Blot: This test generates bands signifying the reactivity of immune system’s Bb. Here too, laboratories differ in their analysis and treatment approach to report these bands.
C6 Lyme Peptide ELISA: It recognizes antibodies to a reliable surface protein present on almost every identified strain of the lymes disease bacteria, (Bb) Borrelia burgdorferi. I also found that, the test is a bit sensitive to diagnose all stages of lyme disease, counting those patients who indicate late stage lyme disease.
Direct Detection Tests:
Antigen detection: It spots the presence of an exclusive Bb protein in the patient’s fluid (urine). It is quite helpful to detect LD ( Lyme disease) in patients taking antibiotics or during severe symptom outbreak.
PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction): This test multiplies the figure of Bb DNA to a visible and measurable level.
Culturing: It is a bit difficult, as it not an easy task to nurture the bacterium.
Staining: It is a time consuming test and shows low yield. Here, the trouble is that in Lymes disease, the number of Lyme spirochete is low, and can result in the biopsy showing no bacteria.
One final and important thing that I would like to share with all you is that regular testing without symptoms imply lymes disease infection, even in endemic regions, increases the chance of a positive test even without being infected.

What Everybody Ought to Know About Diabetes Gestational

The article is taken from http://the-diabetes-gestational.com/

Diabetes gestational is a kind of diabetes that affects pregnant women. Most of women have no recognizable symptoms. Most of women believe that the hormones developed during pregnancy decrease a woman’s accessibility toward insulin. This further adds to high level of blood sugar in the body. Diabetes gestational affects around 4% of all pregnant women and that could be potentially harmful to the unborn child.

The usual estimation shows that 135,000 diabetes gestational cases arise in the USA every year. Generally, diabetes gestational starts in the 5th or 6th month of pregnancy (between 24th and 28th weeks of pregnancy). Most often, it vanishes after the delivery.

Of the main three kinds of diabetes, diabetes gestational is the most common that affects pregnant women predominantly. It may also affect women, who do not have hereditary disease of diabetes gestational.

However, women who have hereditary disease of diabetes are more vulnerable to develop diabetes gestational problem at the time of pregnancy. In addition, it may have an effect on pregnant women above 25 years and are fat. It is still an unknown fact that why diabetes gestational develops more often to pregnant women of Africa, Asia, America, and Native American background.

Women who are already fat and are pregnant will find hard to evade developing diabetes gestational. This is also applicable to women, who avoid regular exercise and who smoke cigarettes and drink alcohol often. Hence, it is advisable for pregnant women to eat healthy diet, and quit smoking and alcohol during pregnancy. By doing this, you can greatly reduce the chances to develop diabetes gestational. You can find valuable information to reduce the stress and danger that can often accompany gestational diabetes here.


High level of sugar is unhealthy for you as well as your unborn baby. If diabetes gestational is left untreated, your baby could be vulnerable to many problems at birth. For instance, your newborn might have a low sugar level or weigh much heavier than the normal.

Diabetes gestational can affect your health conditions as well. For example, if your newborn is very heavy, you may find it difficult to deliver or may undergo cesarean operation.

Diabetes gestational is a severe condition, which causes numerous complications. For example, it increases the chance of high blood pressure or preemclampsia that is danger for both mother as well as newborn.

In addition, diabetes gestational puts the infant at risk to develop jaundice, diabetes, and rigorous breathing problems. If left untreated and undetected, diabetes gestational could lead the infant to develop macrosomia. This means, the infant is very heavy for normal delivery, thus making it more complicated for the mother to suffer from severe injuries, while delivering.

Top Tips To Encourage A Child's Love Of Reading

(HealthNewsDigest.com)-Has your child read any good books lately?

Encouraging reading is one way parents can help their children succeed academically and develop an enjoyable and positive habit.

"Children who have reading problems can perform poorly in school, finding it harder to master increasingly difficult subjects. Therefore, it's very important to promote a love of books at an early age -and you can start a lot earlier than you might even imagine," said Beverly Ellman, a reading and writing specialist.

Children learn to read at different ages. Some can read a simple book by age 2 while others struggle into grade school.
Here are a few tips roughly broken down into age groups; you can adapt them to your own child's abilities:

Birth to age 3

• Even a 6-month-old baby can enjoy sitting on your lap and looking at picture books without words. Parents can describe the pictures as they turn the pages. Be sure books are tough enough to withstand tugging, pulling and throwing.
• Establish a time of day when you read to your children.
• Talking helps develop reading ability. Talk with your child all day using short, simple sentences. If your native language is not English, talk to your child in your native language anyway. Practicing their first language will help them practice English.
• Let your children see you read. Children love to imitate their parents.

Ages 3 to 5

• Introduce your child to books with poems and silly rhymes, which children love to repeat. Children have a great sense of the absurd, so rhyming books such as those by Shel Silverstein can improve their language ability and tickle their funny bone.
• Take your child to the library to get his or her own library card. Let her choose her own books within reason. Choosing a book makes reading it extra special, because the books a child chooses reflect her special interests.
• Give your children books as gifts. Share your favorites from when you were their age.
• Set up a reading area in your home where children can easily reach their books. • Restrict the time your children watch television and limit their viewing to educational programs that teach reading basics.

Ages 5 to 11•

As children get older, you can take turns reading a book with them.
• Ask them what part of the book they like best. If the child has read more than one book by an author, ask which one he likes best and why.• Stay involved in your child's schoolwork. Research shows that when parents are involved in a child's learning, achievement increases.
• Use tools to help older children (grades 4 and 5) experience success. For example, reading and writing programs such as Knowledge Adventure Books by You help children to tap into their creativity while learning and applying reading and writing processes.

The software product is designed to allow kids, ages 8 and up, to create, edit, illustrate and personalize books.In this program, award-winning author and actor John Lithgow motivates and guides children through the book-development process by asking thought-provoking questions.
Kids' answers and details are woven into the story in unexpected ways that make reading the story a fun and involving experience.

For more information, visit www.parentspace.com.
One of the best gifts a parent can give is the gift of reading. It's a gift that not only entertains but benefits children for a lifetime


Wednesday, November 21, 2007


Super Mario Game 2

Thursday, November 15, 2007