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Medical News Today: Seasonal depression ’caused by increased levels of serotonin transporter protein’

Researchers claim to have identified the cause of seasonal depression, after finding that patients with the disorder have high serotonin transporter protein levels in winter.
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PTSD Caused By Heart Attack Raises Recurrence And Mortality

According to a meta-analysis of 24 studies, a group of researchers from Columbia University Medical Center found that 1 in 8 people who experience a heart attack or other acute coronary event are more likely to develop symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)…
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18% Of Deaths Among Under 5s Caused By Pneumonia Globally

Of the 7.6 million deaths worldwide among children under 5 years of age in 2010, 18% were caused by pneumonia, while 14% were the result of a complication of a preterm birth, researchers from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and an international team of experts reported in The Lancet. The authors added that diarrhea is the third leading cause of deaths among very young children…
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How can I find out if my diarrhoea is caused by viruses or bacteria?

Question by Dan: How can I find out if my diarrhoea is caused by viruses or bacteria?
Since Wednesday, I had diarrhoea with a fever. The fever has been gone on Friday but the diarrhoea is still present now.

How do I know if it’s bacterial or viral? Because thee doctor said anti-biotics can’t kill off viruses.

Any advice would be appreciated.

Best answer:

Answer by Liz
Depending on what kind of virus caused it, it could last days to weeks. Usually if the diarrhea is temporary as in 3-5 days then nothing to worry about. But longer than that, you may need to be admitted to the hospital for dehydration and malabsorption of food and water and it could be a sign that the body is unable to fight off such a virus. If its temporary dont take any anti-diarrheal agents/medicinces. This will make you sicker and keep the diarrhea going longer. This process(diarrhea) is the body’s natural defense against foreign invaders(viruses) in our body particularly ones affecting the stomach/bowels/colon by ridding the invader as fast as possible by elimination. GL!

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TrekDesk Treadmill Desks Reduce The Increased Risk of Bowel Cancer Caused By Sitting At the Office


Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) October 27, 2011

A recent study conducted by researchers at the University of Western Australia and published in the Journal of Epidemiology has shown that employees who have spent the past decade sitting at the office are twice as likely to develop bowel cancer as more active occupations. The researchers found this link even among sedentary workers who exercised regularly before or after work. The study adds to a growing body of evidence known as ?sedentary science? that is casting a bright light on the extreme harm caused by prolonged sitting. TrekDesk Treadmill Desks allow employees to complete nearly any desk task but keeps them moving through the day, reducing the risks of heart disease, diabetes and cancers.

The study involved a lifestyle comparison of 918 bowel cancer sufferers and 1,021 cancer free volunteers as a control group. The study found that those employees who spent the past decade in a sedentary occupation had a 94% greater likelihood of developing bowel cancer and a 44% increased risk of rectum cancer. Most important, the researchers found that no amount of extra leisure time activity affected these results. That means that exercise before or after work was ineffective in undoing the health damage of a sedentary work environment.

In a statement released with the report the researchers stated the following: ‘We found those who spent the most time in sedentary work had a risk of distal colon cancer that was twice that of those who spent the most time in a job requiring light activity. Even a high level of vigorous recreational physical activity did not modify the effect of sedentary work. The findings have occupational health implications, given that advances in technology have led to increasing amounts of sedentary behavior at work.?

?This research adds to a growing body of evidence that forcing employees to stay seated during the day places their long term health in jeopardy,? stated Steve Bordley, CEO of TrekDesk Treadmill Desks. ?Earlier studies have shown that men have a 30% higher risk of prostate cancer if they have sedentary occupations. The risks increase significantly for almost all classes of disease including the big four: heart disease, stroke, cancer and diabetes. Employees compromise their health and employer?s health care costs are rising uncontrollably. It has to stop but the solution is simple ?get employees up and moving.?

Designed to fit any existing treadmill, TrekDesk is an affordable, full sized workstation that allows individuals the opportunity to gain the necessary amount of exercise daily to maintain health, prevent disease, strengthen muscles, boost mood and productivity, without requiring additional time during the day or extra motivation.

TrekDesk is currently available for sale online at TrekDesk.com for $ 479.00 including free shipping.

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