There are several different types of kidney stones, but each of them can cause a lot of pain.
Kidney stones are small chunks of solid material that can form in your kidneys, a pair of organs that filter your blood.
The “stones,” which are usually yellow and brown, vary in size and shape.
For instance, some may be jagged and as small as a grain of sand, while others may be lumpy and the size of golf balls.
A stone may stay in the kidney or travel down the urinary tract — the body’s waste and excess-water drainage system — and get stuck, causing severe pain in the belly or side of the back.
Other symptoms may include nausea, chills, and blood in the urine.
Prevalence and Demographics of Kidney Stones
Kidney stones are one of the most common disorders of the urinary tract, resulting in more than a million visits to health care providers and 300,000 emergency room visits each year in the United States, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK).
About one in 11 people in the United States, or 8.8 percent of the population, have had a kidney stone,
Holding a cell phone to your ear for a long period of time increases activity in parts of the brain close to the antenna, researchers have found.
Glucose metabolism — that’s a measurement of how the brain uses energy — in these areas increased significantly when the phone was turned on and muted, compared with when it was off, Dr. Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and colleagues reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
“Although we cannot determine the clinical significance, our results give evidence that the human brain is sensitive to the effects of radiofrequency-electromagnetic fields from acute cell phone exposures,” co-author Dr. Gene-Jack Wang of Brookhaven National Laboratory in Long Island, where the study was conducted, told MedPage Today.
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Although the study can’t draw conclusions about long-term implications, other researchers are calling the findings significant.
“Clearly there is an acute effect, and the important question is whether this acute effect is associated with events that may be damaging to the brain or predispose to the development
Did you know that your body weight is approximately 60 percent water? Your body uses water in all its cells, organs, and tissues to help regulate its temperature and maintain other bodily functions. Because your body loses water through breathing, sweating, and digestion, it’s important to rehydrate by drinking fluids and eating foods that contain water. The amount of water you need depends on a variety of factors, including the climate you live in, how physically active you are, and whether you’re experiencing an illness or have any other health problems.
Water Protects Your Tissues, Spinal Cord, and Joints
Water does more than just quench your thirst and regulate your body’s temperature; it also keeps the tissues in your body moist. You know how it feels when your eyes, nose, or mouth gets dry? Keeping your body hydrated helps it retain optimum levels of moisture in these sensitive areas, as well as in the blood, bones, and the brain. In addition, water helps protect the spinal cord, and it acts as a lubricant and cushion for your joints.
Water Helps Your Body Remove Waste
Adequate water intake enables
The curse of small breasts had been with me for a long time. Some others may not see it as a curse, but I don’t consider them attractive. It’s possible to create the illusion of bigger breasts, but padded bras and tricks are only a temporary solution to small breasts. I wanted something that would be more permanent, like a bust enhancer. There have been a lot of bust enhancers that advertise on television and the Internet, but none of them really looked as if they actually worked. I read some Miracle Bust reviews, and became intrigued with their product.
Various people who had tried the product posted before and after pictures of their breasts and there was a notable increase in sizes. One person even made a video where they took a photo for each day that they used the product over a span of two months. It was incredible to see the transformation, but what was even more incredible to me was that the breasts grew, but the rest of the body didn’t gain any weight. Having bigger breasts without getting fat seemed like a pipe dream to me, outside of breast implants.
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Barely a week goes by, it seems, without some company announcing a new pill designed to help you live a longer, healthier life.
Medication can, indeed, do a lot toward curing, preventing or easing many ills. But taking a fistful of pills each day creates its own set of medical risks, prompting concern among a growing number of physicians and pharmacists that people are simply taking too many medications for their own good.
“As you keep increasing the amount of prescriptions, that increases the chance of having a drug interaction or major side effect,” said Sophia De Monte, a pharmacist in Nesconset, N.Y., and a spokeswoman for the American Pharmacists Association. “It’s exponential. The more you add on, the more chance you’ll have something bad happen.”
It’s a concept called polypharmacy, the use of more medications than someone actually needs. And that means not just prescription drugs but also over-the-counter medications and dietary supplements.
The average American is prescribed medication about 13 times a year, according to a report last year by the Kaiser Family Foundation. But the likelihood of polypharmacy increases as people age. Studies have found that seniors make up 13 percent of the population but account for 30 percent of all