Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Sponge Wash Dishes So Bacteria Storage

Sponges in the kitchen become mandatory for cleaning cooking utensils and utensils, but this dishwasher can be the dirtiest thing. The scientists published a study revealing how dense the surface of the sponge in the kitchen with microscopic bacteria.

To produce accurate calculations, the researchers did two ways. Previously experts only measured the amount of bacteria in dirty sponges in the laboratory stomach plate, but not all bacteria could grow in the medium.

The researchers then collected additional data from the donor sponge (a sample of 14 dishwashing sponges). Apparently, sponges are cleaned regularly in soapy water or dishwasher stores more bacteria called Moraxella osloensis.

Bacteria are common and harmless, but can cause infection in people with impaired immune systems.

According to Dr.Markus Egert, microbiologist, this study is not intended to cause fear, but still many readers are worried. "Our study is primarily to create awareness, not fear," he told the New York Times daily.

Although bacteria in dishwashing sponges are not always dangerous, but he thinks it's better to throw out the stinky ones, a sign that the bad bacteria are there.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Diligent Handwashing Prevent Cervical Cancer

Diligent hand washing can prevent cervical cancer because the human papilloma virus (HPV) that causes cancer can move through touch, said Head of Social Services Yayasan Kanker Indonesia (YKI) Venita.

"We need to be more careful about the cleanliness of the public toilets, then wash hand hygiene," he said in Jakarta on Monday (14/8).

Based on research, he said, the spread of cervical cancer virus through touch contact less than 10 percent. However, paying attention to cleanliness is important for prevention.

In addition to diligent hand washing, prevention can be done is vaccination and early detection at least 3 years.

"At least 3 years, if you can more often, yes, it does not matter.Summerly feared to forget, but once every 3 years minimal.Papsmear free BPJS so there is no reason not to check," said Vernita.

He also suggests a balanced diet, lots of foods containing antioxidants, and regular exercise to prevent contracting cervical cancer.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Stress turns out to be contagious, this is the scientific explanation

When a person experiences stress, psychiatric conditions are not impossible to spread to people around. Founder of the health and wellness applications of Energy Fusion Dean Griffiths said there was a scientific explanation behind the condition.

He explained, humans can reflect each other's emotions because of what is called mirror neurons. When seeing someone else perform an action, the mirror neuron glows as if we are also doing the same thing and allowing us to capture the person's mind.

"Our emotions are spread through wireless networks of mirror neurons, which allow us to empathize with others," Griffiths said, as quoted from the Psychologies page.

If we see a person's toes tripping, certain areas of the brain light up and make us feel the same pain. In fact, one study found that 26 percent of people showed elevated levels of stress hormone cortisol just by looking at someone who is experiencing stress.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Sugar Adversely Affects Mental Health

Sugar may not only be bad for your teeth and waistlines, but also your mental health. Researchers at University College London (UCL) compared the report of sugar intake by more than 8,000 people in a long-term study in the UK with their moods.

Participants who are civil servants, monitored during 1985-1988, and filled out questionnaires every every few years. Researchers analyzed the study data that studied the relationship between sugar intake and general mental disorders (CMD) such as anxiety and depression.

The UCL team found men who consumed more sweet foods and drinks were more likely to suffer from mental disorders after five years. They concluded, in a study published in the journal Scientific Reports, that lower sugar intake could be associated with better psychological health.

But nutritionist Catherine Collins, spokesman for the British Dietetic Association, said the results have not been proven. The problem is the amount of sugar consumption self-reported by the participants and the sugar intake of alcohol is not calculated. The researchers, he says, seem to confuse natural sugars from foods such as milk, and sugar added to hot drinks or sweets.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Often Takes Santan Increase Cholesterol


Santan is a food ingredient that is commonly used in food archipelago. Starting from vegetable lodeh to rendang, all must use coconut milk to enhance the taste.

Although tasty on the tongue, but the consumption of coconut milk should be limited because it has a negative impact on health. "Of course (raising cholesterol) If pure coconut milk is an oil, even a bad oil," said Dr. Setiowan Ong, SpPD-KGEH to Kompas Lifestyle at the launch of FiberCreme at The Lounge XXI Plaza Senayan, Central Jakarta, Tuesday (8/8) / 2017).

Santan, said Hardianto, also consists of a mixture of fat and sugar. As for the oil, according to him will have an impact on the narrowing of blood vessels that cause coronary heart to stroke.

Hardianto added, if fat and sugar mixed in the body so much will be absorbed. "Meanwhile, if we eat too much coconut milk, (can cause) high cholesterol, high blood or even coronary heart," he said.

To reduce the absorption of cholesterol, we are encouraged to eat lots of fiber-containing foods, such as vegetables, fruits, seeds, or oats and whole products.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Benefits of Drinking Lemon Water Every Morning

Starting the day by drinking warm water is known to improve digestion, increase mineral absorption and other health benefits.

Add lemon in your warm water to get bigger benefits. Here are the benefits as reported by BoldSky page.

Detoxification of the body
Although quite acidic, lemon water can balance the PH in the body. This drink helps remove toxins from the liver.

Stimulates digestion
Lemon water can stimulate the digestive tract and increase the body's ability to absorb nutrients throughout the day.

Lose weight
Lemon water contains soluble fiber that helps you lose weight. This drink helps reduce calories from your food every day.

Treat stomach ache
When you are lying in bed because the stomach feels fullness, heartburn or flatulence, try drinking warm lemon water that can help reduce acidity in the stomach.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Potent Guava Boil Water Saves Blood Sugar

The result of research of Lampung student showed that giving of guava boiled water had an effect to decrease blood sugar level of diabetics. The research is based on traditional habits using guava to lower blood sugar.

Dedi Rahayu, a final semester student of STIKes Umitra Lampung nursing program, in Bandarlampung, Monday (7/8), explains, has conducted a study aimed to determine the effect of guava boiled water to decrease blood glucose levels in people with diabetes mellitus type II Setia Bumi Village, working area of ​​Totomulyo Public Health Center, Tulangbawang Barat Regency, Lampung.

He mentioned, diabetes mellitus patients (DM) in the village of Setia Bumi as many as 33 people. Guava (Psidium guajava) is one of the traditional medicine that can lower blood sugar, considering the content contained in guava fruit one of them is an antioxidant that can reduce oxidative damage in diabetics.

Dedi explained, DM is known as diabetes is a chronic disease caused by the body's inability to produce insulin hormone or due to ineffective use of insulin production. Prevalence of DM in the world of 1.5 to 2.3 percent is estimated to be 5.7 percent by 2020. In Indonesia, the prevalence of DM each year, ie 1.1 percent to 2.1 percent. In Lampung Province the prevalence of DM increased from the previous year, which was 49,568 cases to 69,282 cases.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Drinking Water Mistakes

There are several drinking water habits that turned out wrong. Reported from Boldsky, following the mistakes:

1. Excessive drinking
If you force yourself to drink a gallon of water a day, you are drinking too much. Instead of being healthy, you can actually experience overhydration or excess fluid.

2. Not aware if the water also comes from solid foods
Did you know that 20 percent of our daily water needs can come from solid foods such as fruits and vegetables? Not only water, you can hydrate the body with fruits and vegetables that contain lots of water, for example cucumber that has 96.7 percent.

3. Avoid caffeine
Caffeine can increase metabolism because it contains diuretics. Coffee is a good source of water and also gives your body an antioxidant inflammation.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

A cup of tea a day can prevent senile

One of the wishes of every person is to be able to keep a good memory until the old age. However, keeping memories is not easy. The risk of dementia, overall memory loss in elderly is still large.

However, there is a way that might help you avoid the risk of dementia. A study from the National University of Singapore found that drinking tea could reduce the risk of cognitive impairment by up to 50 percent. The decline could even reach 86 percent for adults who have a genetic risk of Alzheimer's disease.

The study was conducted in 957 elderly ethnic Chinese aged over 55 years. "Although the study was conducted on Chinese ethnic elderly, the results can also be applied to other ethnic groups. Our findings have important implications for the prevention of dementia, "said Feng Lei, a researcher.

He said that despite the high-quality drug trials, effective pharmacological therapy for brain neurological disorders such as dementia remains elusive and current prevention strategies are far from satisfactory.

"Tea is one of the most consumed beverages in the world. Data from our study suggest that simple and inexpensive lifestyles such as daily tea can reduce a person's risk of neurocognitive impairment in the elderly, "he said.