Worst health advice you should never follow

With so much pseudoscience and quackery being spread these days (no, the flu shot will not give you the flu) it can be hard to figure out which health advice is trustworthy and what is just bogus. “Misinformation often arises when there are information gaps or unsettled science, as human nature seeks to reason, better understand, and fill in the gaps,” says the CDC. Here are five health recommendations you should never follow—backed by science. Read on—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don’t miss these Sure Signs You’ve Already Had COVID. Sad woman in anticipation of an order. Severely restricting calories (not to be confused with intermittent fasting) may seem like a fast way to lose weight, but it can actually have the opposite effect. “Let’s review what happens when you go on a calorie restricted, high carbohydrate, low-fat diet of 1,560 calories/day — just like your doctor or dietician currently tells you to do,” says Dr. Jason Fung. “You feel lousy, tired, cold, hungry, irritable, and depressed. That’s not just because you are dieting, there are physiological reasons why you feel so crappy. Metabolic rate drops, hormones make you hungry, body temperature drops, and there are a multitude of psychological effects. The worst thing is that you lose a bit of weight but you gain it all back when the diet stops.” RELATED: Secret Weight Loss Tricks to Melt Visceral Fat, Science Says 2 Working Out Too Hard and Too Much, aka “Overtraining” Man tired after excercise. Working out is fantastic for your physical and mental health—but you absolutely can have too much of a good thing. “Overtraining occurs when a person partakes in too much physical training with too little rest and recovery after hard workouts,” says certified personal trainer Stephanie Mansour. “The resulting stress placed on the muscles, joints and bones causes fatigue and soreness that ultimately affects performance. While over-training syndrome most often applies to serious athletes, that doesn’t mean that recreational athletes or weekend warriors are free from the effects of pushing the body too hard. While it’s normal to feel some level of fatigue after a tough workout, complete exhaustion, burnout or pain is not.” Story continues RELATED: If You Have a Heart Problem, You May Need These Specialists ASAP 3 Drinking a Ton of Water All Day Long to “Detox” Dehydrated woman feeling thirsty holding glass drinking filtered pure mineral fresh water for body refreshment or energy recovery, dehydration problem, hydration Hydration myths are pervasive, thanks to the enduring yet scientifically unsound advice that we need to drink at least eight glasses of water a day or risk keeling over from dehydration. In fact, excessive water ingestion can lead to hyponatremia, a condition where there is dangerously low blood sodium as a result of too much water. “Kidneys can excrete up to 28 liters of fluid in a day, but only one liter an hour,” says Christina Lang, MD, internal medicine and pediatric physician at UCHealth in Fort Collins. “Drinking more than this can lead to water intoxication and electrolyte imbalances. This can lead to dangerous fluid shifts into the cells of the body, particularly the brain. With excessive water drinking, above what the kidney can excrete and/or without replacement of electrolytes (sodium, potassium), a person can have swelling of the brain (cerebral edema), which can be fatal.” RELATED: Here’s How to Stop Aging, Say Experts 4 Using Essential Oils to “Cure” Depression Essential oils can be useful—but people with mental health conditions should always follow the advice of medical professionals. “I’ve recently seen a couple of posts suggesting essential oils and ‘psychedelic medicine’ as treatments for anxiety and depression,” says Shiri Macri, MA. “While essential oils are wonderful and can be a great addition to a repertoire of self-care strategies, depression and anxiety are very real mental health conditions that often need more than simple self-care to heal.” RELATED: #1 Sign You Have One of the “Most Deadly” Cancers 5 The #1 Worst Health Advice: Not Wearing a Mask or Getting Vaccinated taking off mask Despite mask mandates being lifted across the U.S., wearing a mask is still important to curb the spread of COVID-19—even if you are fully vaccinated. “Face masks and physical distancing will need to continue into the foreseeable future,” explains infectious disease specialist Kristin Englund, MD. “Unfortunately, getting vaccinated does not instantly mean we can go back to how life was before. Until we have some level of herd immunity, the vaccine is now just another layer of protection against COVID-19.” The vaccine is also proven to be effective and safe. Unfortunately: Both types can affect vaccine confidence and vaccination rates. Most misinformation and disinformation that has circulated about COVID-19 vaccines has focused on vaccine development, safety, and effectiveness, as well as COVID-19 denialism,” says the CDC. “FACT: The COVID-19 vaccine will not make you sick with COVID-19.” RELATED: Most People Get “Bad COVID” This Way 6 How to Stay Safe Out There Woman wearing face mask looking at camera showing thumbs up after getting the covid-19 vaccine. Follow the public health fundamentals and help end this pandemic, no matter where you live—get vaccinated or boosted ASAP; if you live in an area with low vaccination rates, wear an N95 face mask, don’t travel, social distance, avoid large crowds, don’t go indoors with people you’re not sheltering with (especially in bars), practice good hand hygiene, and to protect your life and the lives of others, don’t visit any of these 35 Places You’re Most Likely to Catch COVID.

Learn All About Yourself With $50 Off This 23andMe Health Service DNA Kit

23andMe Your genetic makeup can determine a lot about you, from physical attributes like your genetic weight and muscle composition, to medical conditions like Type 2 diabetes or celiac disease. A genetic test kit is one of the easiest ways to help you understand your health a little better. 23andMe is one of our absolute favorite DNA tests for 2022, especially if you’ve never tried one of these test kits before. And right now you can pick it up for just $99 at Amazon, down $50 from its usual price. But hurry: This deal is only available for today until 2:55 a.m. ET (11:55 p.m. PT). Compared to the very popular Ancestry.com, 23andMe’s test kit is primarily geared toward understanding the relationship between your genes and health, rather than tracing your family tree or discovering distant relatives. In addition to general wellness reports, which provide detailed information about your sleep, exercise and diet patterns, 23andMe tests for genetic carriers linked to health conditions like cystic fibrosis and determines your predisposition to developing certain conditions such as Alzheimer’s. Using the test couldn’t be easier, too. All you need to do is register your test kit on the website, provide your spit sample in the included test tube, ship it out to the lab, and in roughly three to four weeks you’ll be able to access your results online, so there are no appointments or doctor visits necessary. It’s possible that your DNA information could be shared with pharmaceutical companies and law enforcement agencies, so be sure to consider your comfort level with that before you do any at-home DNA tests. 23AndMe does have a privacy page where it outlines how your information is stored and protected. CNET Cheapskate Subscribe to our daily spotlight on the best tech deals on the web – from phones to gadgets and more. The information contained in this article is for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended as health or medical advice. Always consult a physician or other qualified health provider regarding any questions you may have about a medical condition or health objectives.

The ‘haves and have-nots’ of health information exchanges

Health information exchanges increase patient referrals among participating doctors, but that increase may be at the expense of physicians who aren’t part of the exchange, according to a new University at Buffalo School of Management study. Forthcoming in Management Science, the research analyzes the impact of health information exchanges on patient referral patterns. Referrals are a significant part of the U.S. health care system, with more than a third of all patients referred to specialists each year. “Referrals have a significant impact on the cost and quality of health care services,” says Ram Ramesh, Ph.D., professor of management science and systems in the UB School of Management. “In the context of referrals, health information exchanges tend to divide the physician community into ‘technology-haves and have-nots,” where those who participate benefit from increased referrals among themselves at the expense of those who haven’t joined an exchange.” Health information exchanges enable physicians to digitally access and share their patients’ medical data. These platforms have been integral to the U.S. health care system since the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act was passed in 2009. “The concept of a health information exchange was born out of a federal mandate, so it’s different from other innovations because of how it was created, supported and developed,” says Ramesh. “As a result, there wasn’t an immediate, dramatic shift in referrals when exchanges launched, but over time they stand to yield significant benefits to patients and insurance companies by improving the quality and reducing the cost of health care.” The researchers analyzed publicly available datasets of every single Medicare beneficiary, totaling about 22,000 in the Western New York region from 2009 to 2012. They conducted an econometric analysis (using statistical methods to turn theoretical economic models into useful tools for policymaking) to examine patient referral data over time and to study how adopting a health information exchange affected referral behaviors among community physicians. Based on their findings, the researchers say that joining an exchange results in a 44% to 46% increase in the rate of referrals to and from other members. “To ensure referral service quality, and consequently, be able to sustain and increase their business volume, providers should become more aware of the benefits of joining an exchange—and the possible loss of patients they face if they don’t join,” says Ramesh. In addition, Ramesh says their findings show it will be important for exchanges to communicate the value they bring to their members—and the potential risks of not enrolling. “Such communication is pivotal to the growth and sustainability of regional health information exchanges,” he says. Journal information: Management Science Citation: The ‘haves and have-nots’ of health information exchanges (2022, March 3) retrieved 3 March 2022 from https://medicalxpress.com/news/2022-03-haves-have-nots-health-exchanges.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.

Instructions to Help Somebody Battling With Barrenness

As somebody who has managed barrenness, I realize what it’s prefer to have individuals around you say all the wrong things – to the place where there are individuals I never again talk with due to things they told me at that point (likely benevolent… ). It’s an extreme subject, so assuming you think of yourself as battling, continue to peruse.
We turned to Claire O’Neill, the originator of FertilitySpace, to get her master counsel on the best way to help friends and family battling with barrenness/IVF.

Try not to think about it literally on the off chance that they can’t go to your child related occasions

The overall inclination will in general be: glad for you, pitiful for me. Assuming your companion has been attempting to get pregnant for various years, it very well may be hard for her to be around so many others that poor person attempted to imagine. Particularly for the situation where there could be colleagues present who will eventually ask her “so are you anticipating having children?” or pregnant couples who will say, “we weren’t in any event, attempting!”.
Occasions, for example, kids birthday celebrations, christenings, and child showers might be difficult for your companion to go to. A few ladies definitely approve of this while others might feel conflicted between needing to help you and stressing they’ll be excessively vexed assuming they attend.If you truly do have a companion who you know is encountering barrenness, ensure after the welcome is sent that you contact your companion straightforwardly to tell her that you support her, you’re thinking about her, and keeping in mind that you’d totally very much want to have her jump into your festival, you likewise comprehend on the off chance that she doesn’t feel capable of joining in.”

Tell them you’re free to tune in

“Your companion needn’t bother with any guidance and presumably doesn’t have any desire to hear any examples of overcoming adversity you’ve heard, they truly simply need somebody who is there to tune in.

Assuming your companion has told you that they’ve been battling with fruitlessness, attempt to be just about as steady as conceivable by telling them that they can go ahead and converse with you at whatever point they need and that you’re there for them.
Try to monitor them every once in a while to make up for lost time and perceive how they’re doing. Call them or request that they lunch! Your companion may not consistently have the capacity for discussing it however they’ll see the value in the gesture.”Educate yourself about the interaction

“It’s so insightful to reach and listen attentively to a striving companion with fruitlessness. Yet, it tends to be less useful than planned assuming that your companion feels like she needs to invest 85% of the energy clarifying the course of her treatment and how it functions to have the option to cut to the chase of sharing how she’s really doing through everything.
This is a simple fix! There are such countless assets out there that clarify the process of an IUI or an IVF cycle that you can peruse to find out more about the thing your companion is going through.
On the off chance that you gain proficiency with a tad concerning what your companion is going through, it can improve you a much shoulder to incline toward!”

Ask how you can help/send a gift to show your help

“Richness treatment can be debilitating and take up a colossal measure of time. During therapy a ton of ladies need to shuffle their everyday life on top of going to endless arrangements, booking tests, calling protection, organizing medicine shipments from their drug store, infusing prescriptions at explicit times day by day, and sitting tight for refreshes on how their treatment went. It tends to be a regular occupation inside itself, which is the reason your companion would likely truly like some little demonstration of help.
You can propose to send them take-out conveyance, bring them food, get things done, send a clothing administration or housekeeper. Anything you think would assist with causing your companion to feel somewhat more coordinated.
You could even give them a smart gift, in spite of the fact that I’d alert against anything straightforwardly child related. In the event that you really want thoughts, we have a blog entry listing gift ideas for a companion doing IVF.
Great choices are something as per taking care of oneself, for example, a back rub endorsement, pedicure, fruitfulness needle therapy meeting, or a meeting with a richness mentor who represents considerable authority in supporting ladies going through ripeness treatment.
Another choice is something motivational, for example, undeveloped organism move socks, an outlined statement you realize your companion would like, a wonderful flame assuming that she loves candles, and so on Make it something little and explicit to her. “
Companions: take on each regulatory assignment you can

Assuming you are going through barrenness medicines with your female accomplice, you realize that the brunt of the testing and strategies tumble to the lady.
This can be exceptionally distressing and on top of those tests and arrangements, there’s a ton of booking, calls, conveyances, infusions, and installments to be made comparable to medicines like IVF.
Attempt to be pretty much as accommodating as conceivable by assuming responsibility for a portion of the regulatory errands, for example, relating with the insurance agency, following charging at the facility, or electing to oversee all the IVF infusions for your life partner.”

Letting Go of Expectations Is Good for Your Mental Health

One basic method for moving your viewpoint, and perhaps your mood.As we sink into this new year, we’re confronting a great deal of vulnerability, including progressing COVID dramatization and trauma, banters about whether to vax or not to vax, and reexamining how we work and live. Therefore, our aggregate emotional wellness keeps on anguish.
While it’s reasonable that you may feel anxious or down, realizing what your contemplations can mean for how you feel can assist you with moving from undesirable, gloomy feelings to a position of greater adaptability and straightforwardness. The advantage of moving? You’ll construct adapting abilities that can support you through tough situations – regardless of whether it’s divisions over COVID, riffs in your family, or difficulties at work.For model, demanding that something should occur with a particular goal in mind or somebody needs to act a specific way could lead you to feel restless, hurt, and rageful – unfortunate pessimistic feelings that can prompt foolish practices like evasion or procrastination. That perspective is an impression of being unbending and fixed. Realizing that life doesn’t constantly convey what you expect or individuals don’t continuously act the manner in which you need them will assist you with being more adaptable and draw in sound, pessimistic feelings like frustration, concern, and anger. (Indeed, outrage can be sound – and supportive. As Audre Lorde tells us, it’s brimming with data.)

Rather than figuring something ought to occur, have a go at thinking, “I should aced my show … yet it wouldn’t be the apocalypse on the off chance that I don’t.” Or, “I need my parent or companion to apologize for a harsh comment, however I perceive that they may not.” This permits you to arrive at a position of acknowledgment (while as yet making some noise – note that acknowledgment doesn’t imply that you penance your qualities or become a mat).

This strategy is a piece of REBT or Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy -a system established in philosophy and zeroed in on viewpoint. REBT accepts you are an objective arranged individual and supports you in coming to your goals. It drives you to check in with yourself, challenge negative musings and think about alternate approaches to seeing circumstances. It’s really not necessary to focus on what befell you, it’s with regards to how you see it that is important. What’s more changing your discernment can change how you feel.Life is brimming with vulnerability, and this time is especially difficult. Indeed, even our new standards will keep on being disturbed. Dealing with your assumptions and moving your point of view will assist you with exploring vulnerability and be adaptable, versatile, and resilient in difficult situations.

Tunes That Help You Navigate Change

Once in a while a touch of music (and development) can cause you to feel a ton better. Take a stab at making a playlist of your beloved motivational tunes that attention on being adaptable, moving your point of view, adjusting to change, and in any event, producing change. Wrench it up while you’re feeling pungent or stuck. The following are a couple of melodies to kick you off.

“Change is Gonna Come” by Sam Cooke

“Hopeful” by Sounds of Blackness

“Change” by Faith Evans

“Tightrope” by Janelle Monae

“Warrior” by Christina Aguilera

“Love the One You’re With” by Isley Brothers

“You Can’t Always Get What You Want” The Rolling Stones

Arthritis: Two exercises to avoid to prevent joint pain from developing

OSTEOARTHRITIS of the knee impacts one out of five grown-ups beyond 45 years old in England. While practice is key in regular day to day existence, a few developments could be putting you in danger of joint pain.Speaking solely to Express.co.uk, Professor Paul Lee – a games and muscular specialist – cautioned that “profound squats with loads are not suggested as this activity can apply an excess of tension on the knee cap”. Additionally, profound squats with loads might actually over-burden the hard ligament, known as the meniscus. “Additionally, abstain from downhill running if conceivable,” added Lee. “The effect on the knee is multiple times more prominent contrasted with running uphill.”This is on the grounds that when running downhill, you are going in a similar course as the gravitational power of gravity.
While running is thought of “really great for your knees”, trying too hard can cause a few issues.
“We will more often than not find that it’s most normal joggers and sportspeople who come to us with knee issues,” said Lee.
“Causes can rely upon many factors however are as a rule down to footwear and over preparing
The most well-known issues are connected with harm to the delicate tissue around the coating or ligaments of the knee, while any issue with the knee bone itself is uncommon.”
To forestall knee harm from running, just as wearing the right footwear, Lee prescribes to “limit your running on hard surfaces”.
Lee expounded: “Numerous mentors accept that 60-70 percent of running should occur rather on soil tracks or grass.
“The ground is really lenient so there is less mileage on the joints.”
Therefore, this will cause a “exceptionally sharp, profound agony at the rear of the knee joint”.
Lee clarified: “It changes the elements of the movement of the knee, making surprising stacking the ligament and, now and again, will then, at that point, progress to bone harm and joint inflammation.”
Lee added: “Assuming you have effectively been determined to have joint inflammation in the knee, you will be exhorted that cycling, swimming and strolling through water is the best type of activity to reduce difficult manifestations.”
Specialists from the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons brought up that joint inflammation indications include: agony, enlarging and firmness.
Known to be “especially normal” in the knee joint, the condition can cause trouble with regular day to day existence, like climbing steps.
“It is a significant reason for lost work time and a genuine incapacity for some individuals,” the specialists expressed.
Osteoarthritis in the knee includes the ligament continuously erode, becoming frayed and rough.As the defensive space between the bones diminishes, the bones can rub against each other and produce excruciating bone spurs.The condition is known to grow gradually, causing increasingly more agony over the long haul.
Assuming you notice that your knee is beginning to hurt, address your primary care physician about torment the executives

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Infertility curable with alternative medicine, says expert

Chief Executive Officer of EEK Fertility Herbal Dr Ekinyi Ochete has advised Nigerians to embrace alternative medicines and treatments to solve problems of fertility.
She said many infertility issues were largely due to lifestyle and choices, especially unhealthy food, excessive consumption of alcohol, and lack of rest, among others.
While urging Nigerians to seek alternative medicine as an elixir for fertility issues, she enjoined the government to set up a regulatory body to standardise herbal products and ensure adherence to quality.

In a chat with reporters yesterday, Dr Ochete said: “When people come to me for treatment, the first thing I tell them is to eat right, have good health habits, and rest properly.
‘’It is not all conditions that require medicine. There are cases that require eating right and proper detoxification of the system.
‘’Many women conceive while in the detoxification process without treatment.
“For the female folk, the major challenge is blockage of the fallopian tube, which is caused by underlying infections. Sometimes, it is also a case of personal or medical carelessness.Most men suffer from sperm count issues. This is high in this part of the world because of high intake of alcohol, sugar, unhealthy foods and lack of adequate rest.
“Anything that is natural is good for health. A lot of conventional medicines have been modified, and that is why so many people are suffering. But when we bring in the natural side and give it to them in the raw form (but in minimal levels that will not be harmful to health), they get results.’’
“I advise Nigerians to embrace indigenous and original approaches in treatment, politics or in our way of life…’’

Lawson Study Looking At How Deep Brain Reorienting Can Treat PTSD

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Another review from Lawson Health about post-horrible pressure issue (PTSD) is checking out a more customized way to deal with treating patients with the condition.The review, done in joint effort between Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, includes researchers taking a gander at a type of treatment called profound cerebrum reorienting (DBR) for PTSD sufferers.According to their exploration, around 10% of Canadians experience the ill effects of PTSD.”In our review, we are taking a gander at methods of injury handling at the reinforcement of the pressure reaction,” said Dr. Ruth Lanius, Associate Scientist at Lawson and Professor at Western’s Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry.”When you are confronted with a stressor the principal thing you do is direct your concentration toward it, and when you do that you draw in your mind and neck muscles.” Story proceeds beneath notice DBR is a sort of treatment that spotlights on the muscles of the shoulders, neck, head and face of patients while reviewing a horrendous accident. Moving Stories Researchers say this type of treatment begins right now the stressor is seen by the person, which is regularly immediately followed by a snapshot of shock. By doing this specialists can focus on the reinforcement of where the pressure reaction begins.”When patients raise a trigger to them, we see what occurs as far as the strain in their mind and neck. We process that tenderly by requesting that the patient notification and remain with that strain without attempting to deliver it, and over the long haul the pressure normally diminishes,” said Dr. Lanius, who is likewise a therapist at London Health Sciences Centre.Dr. Lanius said that treating patients with DBR and zeroing in on muscle and instinctive reactions, will assist patients with handling the instinctive sentiments related with the injury and its triggers.”After this type of treatment, patients frequently say they feel more secure and don’t see themselves contrarily, as they did before,” says Dr. Lanius. “We change those exceptional instinctive sentiments and it permits the individual to reconsider what their identity is and the way that they cooperate with the world.” Story proceeds underneath ad The exploration group is wanting to enlist roughly 60 individuals to participate in the DBR study, all to go through a mental meeting and a MRI