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Take a break: procrastination found to bolster productivity
While the act of procrastination is viewed by many as something highly unacceptable, a trait of the lazy and easily-bored in society, research shows that it may actually lead to increased productivity.
Professor and procrastination expert Piers Steel, Ph.D, gathered 24 participants and divided them in two groups in an effort to assess whether delaying tasks helped or hindered their completion.
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ADT for Prostrate Cancer and link to Dementia gains new Evidence
Androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) is a common treatment for prostate cancer, which lowers testosterone. A recent analysis has found substantial evidence linking ADT to dementia.
Just another prostrate cancer diagnosis.
Followed by the usual 2 years of life changing procedures, which ravaged his immune system.
Just a month ago the cancer spread to his pelvis, which required a replacement hip.
Whilst recovering from the operation, infection set in, from which he never recovered.
And here is yet another study that show the benefits of using Vitamin C in the treatment of cancer.
The vitamin feeds stem cells that suppress the development of leukaemia, one research group found, and it also communicates with faulty stem cells in the bone marrow, and stops them from developing and causing blood cancers.
Stem cells need large amounts of vitamin C in order to function healthily, which could explain why it is that cancer victims are often low in the vitamin, say researchers from the UT Southwestern Medical Centre.
Stem cells that regulate blood in the bone marrow become damaged if they don't have enough ascorbate (vitamin C), which, in turn, increases the risk of leukaemia. It explains why older patients develop a pre-cancerous condition known as clonal hematopoiesis, and which can develop into leukaemia.
Researchers from New York University's school of medicine have also been working on the role the vitamin plays in feeding the stem cells in bone marrow. They've discovered the vitamin's specific role is as a communication medium that gets the message to faulty cells in particular to mature and die. But without adequate amounts of the vitamin, the cells develop until they eventually cause blood cancers.
They estimate that around 2.5 per cent of all cancer victims may be suffering from stem cell mutations that 'didn't get the message' to die—and so are low in the vitamin.
(Sources: UT study: Nature,
Like all good ideas, the premise is simple.
Pain does not occur at the point of pain - but in the connective tissue attached to the articulation where the pain is felt, which, in the absence of any structural or skeletal underlying issue, can be alleviated or reduced by rebalancing and or strengthening the muscles nearest to that joint in pain.
I always reasearch and try things out before I refer them and over the past few months, I have personally, experimented with some of this author's suggestions regarding various types of knee and other pain - it makes sense and really has made a difference.
An exercise in conscious awareness of the physiology of the spine, gently synchronising the articulations of the shoulders, pelvis and upper legs, their impact on the vertebrae and the surface and deep muscles of the neck, back and spine.
Anger has a major physiological effect.
A negative emotion, like anger, releases adrenaline into the bloodstream as it rapidly prepares the body for action. The hormone boosts the supply of oxygen and glucose to the brain and muscles, while suppressing other non-emergency bodily processes (digestion in particular). It increases heart rate and stroke volume, dilates the pupils, and constricts arterioles in the skin and gastrointestinal tract. It elevates the blood sugar level and at the same time begins the breakdown of lipids in fat cells and has a suppressive effect on the immune system.
And a psychological effect too.
So many people are put off by the word FASTING.
It holds various negative connotations for most, which is a pity, as this simple act of denying yourself food for a short peiod of time, can be hugely beneficial.
Everybody has fasted at some point in their lives, with perhaps the first time being when you simply felt too ill to eat- maybe as a child - and couldn't face food for a few days, whilst consuming liquids. of course.
At that point your stomach was free from having to digest solids.
And that, simply, is the nearest definition of fasting you can find.
And, of course, fasting comes in various guises.......read on.