Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Health News: Curb junk food

A coalition of medical groups says, Canadian children under 13 shouldn’t be exposed to marketing of unhealthy foods and beverages.

“Up to 80 per cent of food advertising actually advertises unhealthy food and we know that it has a direct impact on the choices that children make.”

Dr. Norm Campbell, a hypertension specialist at the University of Calgary who led the campaign Federal, provincial and territorial governments have said that protecting the health of children is a priority. “They had this on their radar and yet absolutely nothing is done, and so this is really a call for action that they do what we already know is going to be effective.” The groups say that in 1989, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that “advertisers should not be able to capitalize upon children’s credulity” and “advertising directed at young children is per se manipulative.” Food companies in Canada, except Quebec, are not obliged by law to restrict unhealthy food and beverage marketing to children.

Dr. Marie-Dominique Beaulieu is the president of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and practices in Montreal, where she says companies have clear rules on what is considered healthy.

The Issues on Canada

“The Centre for Science in the Public Interest said on Wednesday night, NDP member of Parliament Libby Davies’s bill to phase in lower sodium levels in prepackaged foods and add simple, standardized labels, failed to pass with a vote of 147 to 122.”

The World Health Organization released recommendations on the marketing of food and beverages to children and called on governments worldwide to reduce the exposure of children to advertising and to reduce the use of powerful marketing techniques employed by the manufacturers of foods and beverages high in saturated fats, trans-fatty acids, free added sugars or sodium last May 2011.

They intend to use WHO’s suggestions on high content of saturated fats, trans-fatty acids, free sugars or sodium.

If the plan passes, the restrictions would apply to TV, internet, radio, magazines, mobile phones, video and adver-games, brand mascots, product placement, cross-promotions, school or event sponsorships and viral marketing.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Springhill Group Reviews Beauty and Health Tweets

Afraid to age but more afraid of knives and undergo surgery?  We always look for the best things and best ways on how to avoid looking old and to achieve younger and even healthier skin, painlessly.  Have you ever wonder how to reclaim your youth while you do not have to go under the knife and some tormenting stuff? It’s on tweeter

Fight aging without surgery>> All of us will age and as a part of aging process more and more physical features will vanish along the way.  We lose volume in places like our eye sockets, cheeks and jaw line.  the doctor have the solution for that, Fillers and injectables, although he said that those are temporary.  It will last anywhere from six months to a year but will on depend on the one you choose.  A non-invasive procedure that uses a patient’s own fat is permanent though. For the millions of people that have sun spots and scars on the surface of their skin that become more prevalent with age, Zapiach said laser technology has vastly improved over the past decade, with patients seeing full results in about three months. “Ultherapy actually has an indication to lift and tighten that area . . . as well as the neck and also the eyebrows,” said Zapiach. “We’ll see results in the cheeks that it will lift and tighten the cheeks and jowls as well.

Patients looking to turn back the hands of time have a non-invasive option that was most commonly associated with pregnancy: ultrasound unlike before  when face lifts used to be the way to go for patients looking to tighten up the saggy, loosening of the facial skin that comes with age.

The Stem Cell treatment>> According to medical researchers, stem cell treatments have the potential to change the face of human disease and alleviate suffering. There are already many stem treatments nowadays but they are not usually used because they tend to be experimental and they are very expensive. Medical researchers foresee being able to use technologies derived from stem cell research to treat cancer, spinal cord injuries, and muscle damage, amongst a number of other diseases and impairments. Stem cells have the power of restoring organ and/or tissue function for patients with serious injuries or chronic disease in which the bodies own responses are not sufficient enough to restore functional tissue.  The growing number of patients who needs transplantation and the fear of looking old lead to a search for new and alternative therapies.

Although stem cell therapy comes in to be very costly more and more are trying to gain benefits from the therapy.  There were many claims that the said therapy is yet very effective yet no side effects at all.  But many are still skeptical of stem cell therapy because it is still under research and study.  It may have no effects now but could have later on. This stem cell therapy is established in order to treat disease or injury by introducing new adult stem cells into damaged tissue.  Stem cell therapy is an intervention strategy.  The good thing about stem cell is that there are minimal risk of rejection and side effects.  They have the ability to self-renew and give rise to subsequent generations with variable degrees of differentiation capacities.  They also offer significant potential for generation of tissues that can potentially replace diseased and damaged areas in the body.