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Nine Factors That Appear to Elevate Alzheimer's Risk Evidence suggests benefit from addressing related potentially modifiable risk factors.

Jin-Tai Yu, M.D., Ph.D., an associate specialist in neurology at the University of California, San Francisco, and colleagues reviewed the findings of 323 studies completed between 1968 and 2014. Collectively, the studies involved more than 5,000 patients and looked at 93 conditions with the potential to affect Alzheimer's risk. The team set out to determine which factors appeared to offer some protection against developing Alzheimer's.

The strongest evidence suggested that:
  •  coffee, 

Say No To Alchol During Pregnancy. Prevent Fetal Alchol Spectrum Disorder(FASD): a very serious group of conditions that can occur in a person whose mother drank alcohol during pregnancy.These effects can include physical problems and problems with behavior and learning. Often, a person with an FASD has a mix of these problems.

Drinking alcohol can cause a group of conditions called fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs).  Among their symptoms, children with FASD may grow less quickly than other children, have facial abnormalities and have problems with their central nervous systems, including  mental retardation.

A person with an FASD might have physical and behavioral problems such as trouble with:
  • Learning and remembering
  • Understanding and following directions
  • Controlling emotions
  • Communicating and socializing

Chills & Fever : Chills are feelings of coldness accompanied by shivering Chills can be a symptom of a serious or life-threatening infection or hypothemia. Fever is the body's normal and healthy reaction to infection and other illnesses, both minor and serious.

Chills and fever are signs that something is wrong. If you treat your chills and fever but they persist, you should see your doctor to determine the underlying cause. Chill is a sensation of cold, with convulsive shaking of the body, accompanied by an elevation of temperature in the interior of the body; usually a symptom of an infectious disease.  

Chills can occur after exposure to a cold environment. They also occur as a response to a bacterial or viral infection that causes a fever.

Nosebleeds Nosebleeds are due to the bursting of a blood vessel within the nose.Nosebleeds aren't usually serious. However, frequent or heavy nosebleeds may indicate more serious health problems, such as high blood pressure or a blood clotting disorder.

Consult a doctor for a nosebleed if bleeding cannot be stopped, there is a large amount of blood lost, or you feel weak or faint.

Nosebleeds (epistaxis, nose bleed) can be dramatic and frightening. Most often they are considered to be a nuisance and not a true medical problem but, they can be both.  Nosebleeds are divided into two types, Anterior and Posterior.

1. Anterior nosebleeds The bleeding usually comes from a blood vessel at the very front part of the nose. Anterior nosebleeds are usually easy to control, either by measures that can be performed at home or by a doctor

Protect your baby from group B strep. If you have GBS, your baby can get very sick and even die if you are not tested and treatedGetting screened for GBS late in pregnancy – and receiving antibiotic treatment during.

Do You Know What is group B streptococcus?


  • Group B strep (GBS) is a kind of bacteria that many people harbor in their intestinal tracts. The bacteria may also inhabit (or "colonize") your vagina as well, and be passed on to your baby during labor and birth.


While GBS is generally harmless in healthy adults, it may cause stillbirth and serious infections in babies. Getting screened for GBS late in pregnancy – and receiving antibiotic treatment during labor if you're a carrier –  greatly reduces your baby's risk of becoming infected.

April 2015 is Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month. According to the Women’s Eye Health Task Force, risk factors for premature death due to heart disease or cancer are the same as those for blindness and vision impairment. These factors include, smoking; excess weight; unhealthy diet; lack of exercise and exposure to UV rays.

Every woman, especially those who are pregnant, planning to get pregnant or diabetic, should make it a priority to get a comprehensive, dilated eye exam. 
Thereare a number of health factors and differences between men and women that put women at greater risk of serious vision loss; two-thirds of Americans with vision impairment are women. However,through early detection and treatment vision loss can be lessened.

Regular dilated exams are essential to prevention, early detection of eye disease — and to keeping you and your eyes health

Abdominal pain may be minor and of no great significance, or it can reflect a major problem involving one of the organs in the abdomen.The characteristics of the pain -- location, timing, duration, etc. are important in diagnosing its cause. Persisting abdominal pain should be evaluated by a physician.

Abdominal pain(Pain in the belly)can be associated with a variety of conditions both within and outside of the abdomen. Abdominal pain can be acute and sudden in onset, or the pain can be chronic and longstanding. 

The cause of abdominal problems can be hard to pinpoint. Sometimes minor and serious abdominal problems start with the same symptoms.  Pain that increases with movement or coughing and does not appear to be caused by strained muscles is more likely to be a symptom of a serious problem.

Hemorrhoids, also called piles, are swollen, inflamed veins around the anus or lower rectum.PILES: Ignoring piles can just pile on problems: As doctors say too many of us are embarrassed to seek help !.‘If you’ve got blood in your stools, get it investigated — it’s probably just piles, but sometimes it’s something more serious.’

Piles are hemorrhoids that become inflamed.Hemorrhoids are masses, clumps, cushions of tissue in the anal canal - they are full of blood vessels, support tissue, muscle and elastic fibers. 
Common symptoms of hemorrhoids may be a sign of other serious health problems.

Call your doctor if you have symptoms like these:

  • Stools are black or tarry.
  • A lump or bulge that is not tender and does not go away develops at the anal opening


Both hemorrhoids and bowel cancer can cause rectal bleeding, any such bleeding should be investigated to rule out  pre-cancerous polyps or bowel cancer.

Ringworm is a fungal skin infection. It is caused by a fungus that grows on the skin. Once the fungus is established, it spreads out in rings.

Ringworm  is a common fungal infection of the skin and is not due to a worm. Ringworm occurs when a type of fungus called tinea grows and multiplies on your skin

The fungus that causes ringworm thrive in warm, moist areas. Ringworm is more likely when you are often wet (such as from sweating) and from minor injuries to your skin, scalp, or nails. Try not to scratch the rash, as this may spread the fungus to other areas of your body.

Ringworm can affect the skin on your:

  • Beard -- tinea barbae

Seizures: Seizures are uncontrolled electrical activity in the brain that may lead to symptoms that may range from mild loss of attention to violent muscular contractions that can lead to death

 Seizures: Sudden, uncontrolled body movements and changes in behavior that occur because of abnormal electrical activity in the brain Seizures are classified as either generalized or partial depending upon how much of the brain is affected.  Symptoms include loss of awareness, changes in emotion, loss of muscle control, and shaking. Seizures may be caused by drugs, high fevers, head injuries, and certain diseases, such as? Epilepsy.

Seizures are symptoms of a brain problem,
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