Monday July 14th 2014 on Health Perspectives; Learn the real causes of bad breath, Dr Harold Katz author to the Bad Breath Bible

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Dr. Katz is a 1975 graduate of the UCLA School of Dentistry and holds a degree in Bacteriology, also from UCLA (1971). After establishing a private dental practice in Beverly Hills, California, Dr. Katz began his own research into the Truth About Bad Breathin 1994, after he was unable to help his own 13-year old daughter with her breath problem. Author of “The Bad Breath Bible”, Founder of the California Breath Clinics, Breath Dentist to Hollywood Stars. He is the creator of the TheraBreath System of Oral Health. You can view his website at; www.therabreathcanada.com.

 

Host Caylah E. McCoy, www. montrealhealth.net or rosenlive@gmail.com

Monday July 7th, 2014 on Health Perspectives; How does the Quebec Right To Die Bill affect your Private and Government Insurance Policies? Don’t let your kids or significant others get stuck with your medical bills. Tune in!

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Topic:How does the Quebec Right To Die Bill affect your Private and Government Insurance Policies?  PLUS 5 Signs You Will Get Cancer And 7 Smart Ways to Prevent It by Dr. David Brownstein.

Monday June 30th 2014 on Health Perspectives; Find out the benefits and the truth behind Bikram Hot Yoga. What toxins are really released when we sweat? Find out the facts and myths of hot yoga.

Health Perspectives every Monday on Radio Shalom’s 1650 am Montreal from 2:59PM to 3:30 PM is into its ”5th year on the air”.  You can also listen to us live stream by going to www.radio-shalom.ca

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Heat waves and humid weather. How to know you are hydrated?

-A good indicator of hydration is having at least 1 clear urine per day around 4:00  or 5:00pm. “Clear “meaning tap water clear. If you are taking various vitamins like “Bs”, or meds like allopurinol then the color will range from fluorescent yellow to orange. Just a s long as it is clear then you can assume you are hydrated. The morning urines are not a clear indicator if hydration because it has been filtered through the kidneys all night an =d is supposed to be cloudy yellow in the morning.

The Myths behind Hot Yoga

Bikram and other types of hot yoga, where temperatures can soar to 40.5 Celsius (105 Fahrenheit)  or higher, are increasingly popular. Fitness experts say the hot house workout if done properly is not harmful and may seem more challenging, but add that followers aren’t working any harder than in other yoga classes. True or false?

 

1) Does your yoga instructor tell you that the sweating is good for you because you are releasing toxins from the body? What toxins are released?

-When its 30 degree C or 100 F outside is it safe to do hot yoga?

2) When you are in a heated environment, your blood flow increases making you feel like you are more flexible then you really are. True or false?

3) If you ever have symptoms of weakness, nausea, you must get into an area of cooler temperatures to get the body back into homeostasis. If you don’t, it may lead to heat stroke that in most cases requires hospitalization. True or false?

5 Diseases You Can Get From Being Bitten By A Human

5 Diseases You Can Get From Being Bitten—By A Human. As Uruguayan soccer player Luis Suárez “The Cannibal” demonstrated yesterday, sometimes people bite others. Here are five diseases you can get from human chomps

By Douglas Main
smithsonian.com
It’s not every day that you hear of a human being biting another. But Uruguayan soccer player Luis Suárez showed us all yesterday that people—even full-grown humans—occasionally bite others. During a match with Italy, Suárez appeared to chomp the shoulder of Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini. “Surely not again,” the announcer said. “Surely not again.” Yes, Suárez has been caught on camera bitting players during games twice before, but how many players has he bitten that went undetected?.

Most cases of human bites involve children or drunk people. (One question nobody’s asked: Perhaps Suárez is a drunk child?) One case study of 92 bitten people found that 86 percent of cases involved alcohol (and 92 percent of bitees—the actual technical name!—were men). But these injuries are no laughing matter, as bite wounds can be very serious, even deadly. Here are five diseases than can be spread from bites:

1. Infections. Human mouths contain high levels of bacteria, especially of the variety that can infect human tissues. And bites quite effectively transfer these bugs. “The bacterial inoculum”—that which can be grown out and detected—”of human bite wounds is rich in oral flora, containing as many as 100 million organisms per milliliter that represent as many as 190 different species,” Medscape noted. Yes, you have a dirty mouth.

About 10 to 20 percent of human bites become infected, and these can become quite nasty. Most bites, and infections, occur on the hand—in fact, about one third of hand infections come from bites. “These infections can move quickly and cause major complications, including destruction of the joint, if not treated promptly,” according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

One review of 50 cases of human bites found an average of four infectious agents. More than half of the infections contained Streptococcus anginosus, a bacterium in the same genus as that which causes strep throat. Nearly a third involved Staphylococcus aureus, the cause of most Staph infections.

2. Hepatitis B and C. Both of these viruses, but especially Hep B, can come from a bite. Both affect the liver, and this study suggests that anybody who is bitten should be tested for Hepatitis B. It also suggests that the biter be tested for Hep C, since it is more likely that the aggressor will get this (typically) blood-borne pathogen from drawing blood. On that note, if vampires existed, they would likely be a very diseased bunch.

3. HIV. It is technically possible, though very very unlikely, for somebody to acquire human immunodeficiency virus by biting or being bitten. Here is a case described in the Malawi Medical Journal of a woman getting HIV after being bitten on her lip by a HIV-positive sex worker during a fight. Here is another (disgusting) case of a man getting HIV from his son after a fight—in which the HIV-positive foster son bit off the man’s thumbnail. It had previously been generally assumed the HIV couldn’t be transmitted through saliva, since saliva inhibits the virus, but that doesn’t appear to be true in every case.

4. Herpes. Oh great, you can get herpes from a bite. Several studies said this was possible; no specific case reports turned up. It of course stands to reason this could happen since the herpes simplex virus is carried in saliva.

5. Rabies. This may seem like the obvious one. However, though “human-to-human transmission by bite is theoretically possible,” it has never been confirmed, according to the World Health Organization.

Monday June 23rd, 2014on Health Perspectives; Rabies on the rise in the world in humans, especially in Canada and the US. What to look for

Caylah feeding Raccoons. Do not try this without having your Rabies shot

Caylah feeding Raccoons. Do not try this without having your Rabies shot. I was not too worried because the raccoons were out eating my chips at night. I would not have approached a Raccoon who is up wandering during the day time as they probably have rabies as they are noctural.

Rabid cat foaming at the mouth

Rabid cat foaming at the mouth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rabies is a virus that, untreated, is fatal to all warm-blooded animals in the wild so make certain your pets are vaccinated. (This presumably includes whales, dolphins, and duck-billed platypus, but nobody knows for sure.) It’s usually spread by animal bites and causes flu-like symptoms, acute pain, extreme excitement, mania, encephalitis, excessive saliva (foaming at the mouth), depression, hydrophobia and, finally, death. Symptoms can show up as early as ten days or as late as two years after a bite. A person bitten by an animal that could have rabies needs to get shots within ten days of the bite or exposure. Contrary to popular belief, the shots are no more painful than a flu shot. They stopped doing the multiple shots in the stomach with a long needle thing in the U.S. quite a while ago. (Whenever I tried to pet a squirrel as a child, my mother would caution “Twenty shots in the tummy with a long needle!,” and I would stop.)

People have died from rabies after simply finding a bat in their bed, without noticing a bite. There are memorials to some of them on YouTube. If you find a bat in your bed, go to the doctor. Bats are the leading cause of rabies in the U.S. and the U.K., which has eradicated rabies completely except for bats.

The easiest way to spot rabies in a wild animal is to notice that that wild animal isn’t running away from you as fast as it can. This is why children are warned to resist the temptation to pet animals that aren’t scared of them. There are exceptions for urban squirrels and the like, but you probably shouldn’t pet them, either.

Now, to the real-life rabid animals. Note: this should be obvious, but these videos are of very sick animals just before their deaths, so feel yourself out before clicking.

Man attacked by Rabid Fox; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOnqRPiI7MY

Rabid Baby Deer; http://www.theawl.com/2010/07/down-the-rabbit-hole-a-guide-to-rabies-videos

Cure for Rabies?  Treatment with shots within two days of exposure. The shots may last up to 30 month. If you are not treated you will die within 2 weeks guaranteed.

Here is one situation, a girl who actually survived once put into an induced coma after being bitten by a bat 1 month prior; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-GSx1ENgJA

Monday June 9th on Health Perspectives; How does the Quebec Right To Die Bill affect your Private and Government Insurance Policies? Don’t let your kids or significant others get stuck with your medical bills. Tune in!

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Topic:How does the Quebec Right To Die Bill affect your Private and Government Insurance Policies?  PLUS 5 Signs You Will Get Cancer And 7 Smart Ways to Prevent It by Dr. David Brownstein.

Guest: Jonathan Stealer FSA and former Physio Therapist. Don’t let his last name fool you. johnathan.stealer@aol.com

Host: Caylah E. McCoy

 

June 2nd on Health Perspectives: Five Warning Signs of Basal Cell skin Cancer and The ABC’s of melanoma.

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HOW TO RECOGNISE VARIOUS SKIN CANCERS
SKIN CANCER FOUNDATION; http://www.skincancer.org/
Frequently, two or more of these features are present in one tumor. In addition, Basal Cell Carcinoma or BBC sometimes resembles noncancerous skin conditions such as psoriasis or eczema. Only a trained physician, such as a specialist in diseases of the skin, can decide for sure. If you observe any of the warning signs or some other worrisome change in your skin, consult your physician immediately.
A Scar-like Area

  • A scar-like area that is white, yellow or waxy, and often has poorly defined borders; the skin itself appears shiny and taut.  This warning sign may indicate the presence of an invasive BCC that is larger than it appears to be on the surface.
  • An Open Sore
    An open sore that bleeds, oozes, or crusts and remains open for a few weeks, only to heal up and then bleed again. A persistent, non­–healing sore is a very common sign of an early skin cancer.
  • Warning Signs: The ABCDEs of Melanoma

    Moles, brown spots and growths on the skin are usually harmless but not always. Anyone who has more than 100 moles is at greater risk for melanoma. The first signs can appear in one or more atypical moles. That’s why it’s so important to get to know your skin very well and to recognize any changes in the moles on your body. Look for the ABCDE signs of melanoma, and if you see one or more, make an appointment with a physician immediately.

    • melanoma
      E - Evolving

      Any change — in size, shape, color, elevation, or another trait, or any new symptom such as bleeding, itching or crusting — points to danger.

    • melanoma
      A - Asymmetry

      If you draw a line through this mole, the two halves will not match.

May 26th 2014 on Health Perspectives; Is bullying a type of “sexual harassment”? What do you do when its a family member? Tune in!

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When Is Bullying Sexual Harassment? What do you do when its a family member?

By Barb Rickard

Cross-gender bullying-boys/men bullying girls/women and girls bullying boys-often includes sexual harassment. The incidence of this type of bullying increases as children reach adolescence, in part because boy-girl contact increases. But normal adolescent behaviors don’t include sexual harassment, which can harm both the victim and the perpetrator.

Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment, whether cross- or same-gender, includes any type of sexual behavior that is unwanted by the victim. Sexual harassment can take many forms, including the following.

  • Physical: touching any body part, caressing, kissing without consent, pinching, or excessive tickling
  • Verbal: crude name calling, sexual references, sexual rumors
  • Unwanted propositions: asking for sex (or insinuating sex) or continuing to ask for dates after being refused repeatedly
  • Printed or cyber communication: unwelcome written notes or phone calls, “sexting” (sending inappropriate material via cell phone), e-mailing sexually explicit pictures or content
  • View clip it will change your life; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmKcsBJgfW0

Sexual harassment is a widespread problem. According to a study of more than 1,600 students in grades eight through eleven conducted by the American Association of University Women, eighty-five percent of girls and seventy-six percent of boys reported being sexually harassed in school. The harassment was both physical and verbal, and it often occurred in front of teachers. Girls experienced sexual harassment more often than boys, and girls also felt more embarrassed and less confident about themselves as a result of this form of bullying.

Sexual Harassment or Flirting?

It’s not difficult to tell the difference between harmless flirting and sexual harassment. Flirting is welcome attention that makes people feel good about themselves. Flirting is lighthearted, it is normal teenage behavior, and it is most often mutual. Sexual harassment, on the other hand, comprises actions that are unwanted and make recipients feel bad about themselves or dirty.

What to Do

If your child is being sexually harassed at school, there are several actions you can take to solve the problem.

  • Contact the school. Notify the principal and your child’s teacher immediately, and tell them who is sexually harassing your child, what is happening (in detail), and where the incident or incidents are taking place.
  • Call the harasser’s parents. Let them know what your child has told you about the sexual harassment and ask them to talk to their child about the situation. Make sure they know that the school is aware of the bullying.
  • Do your homework. Ask for a copy of your school’s sexual harassment policy. The policy should provide a definition of sexual harassment, plus information about how to report an incident and what actions the school will take.
  • Keep notes. Record every instance of sexual harassment, including who, what, when, where, and how. No detail is too insignificant. You may need this information to follow up if the harassment continues.
  • Don’t give up. If you and your child have followed the procedures outlined in your school’s sexual harassment policy and the problem continues, be persistent. Talk to the superintendent of schools. If you are not satisfied with the results of the conversation, contact your local police department and, if necessary, an attorney.

Barbara Rickard holds a B.S. from Michigan Technological University and is the mother of three children. She has volunteered in the public schools for more than ten years, including four as a PTA board member.

 

Sources

Dr Laura https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrfinCUh800
www.cfchildren.org/issues/bully/bullyharass

www.nycagainstrape.org

www.esciencenews.com