Recently when my daughter announced that she was taking part in the essay competition in the school and the topic was "Are Beauty Pageants good or bad?", I was really happy. For once I thought the school is really engaging the children in thinking seriously and attempting to get them to think hard.
The topic of relevance of beauty pageants is really relevant to every society not only in our country but all over the world for several reasons. On one hand we have beauty pageants being held in every city and also globally celebrating the beauty of women while there are thousands of women who are struggling to cope with life with no access to education, medical treatment and nutrition etc. They do not enjoy the basic freedom of having a say in their life about themselves or their body. Women in economically poor societies do not seem to have a say in anything to do with themselves. In poor conservative societies, girl child is not given any education and is made to work at home and help in the household. The minute the girl attains maturity, she is either married off to a man who may be twice her age or is often subject to unwanted male attention. In most of the cases of sexual abuse of minors and young girls we see that the sexual crime perpetrators are those who are near and dear to the girl within her extended family. The cases of teenage pregnancy is very high in the third world countries. Teenage pregnancy is detrimental to the health of the mother as well as the child for the mother is physically and mentally not ready for mother hood and her circumstances may not be conducive for the same. Lack of adequate medical care and poverty forces the girls to resort to unhealthy practices to abort and invite medical complications. Even in cases where the girls give birth, they face further medical complications. The cycle of malnutrition, poor hygiene and diseases along with poor and ill health cause terrible emotional stress and mental imbalance in the women leading to further complications and problems.
The number of AIDS related deaths and complications faced by women are on the increase not only in the economically poor societies but even in the so called urban and developed societies in the west. In the west the problems faced by girls and women are different. There seems to be a culture of promoting self interest and consumerism leading to breakdown of relationships and homes. High rate of divorces, single parenting, teenage pregnancy as well as teenage drinking and driving accidents characterize the society in the western countries today.
How do beauty pageants help address these issues?. Though the international beauty pageants claim to promote social awareness and social causes, very little is known as to the effectiveness of such pageants except that they are high cost and high visibility events.
Schools can definitely help in redefining the concept of beauty of the women. It is through the activities as this that girls get to really think hard about their physical beauty vs real beauty of the person. I hope this helps the girls to drop the fad culture of wanting to become a beauty and strive to pursue something worthwhile in life.
Do you ever wonder what comes to mind of your friends when they saw you bald? Do you feel insecure? Does it look good? Of course, your response would be definitely “no”. We are born with hair, more of a hundred thousand up to a hundred fifty thousand on our head. At present, an increase number of people complaining that they suffer hair loss referable to different factors.
Do you know that there are different cases of baldness and at the same time different concern remedy to each case? The most common among other types of baldness is the male pattern baldness also known as alopecia. Primary feature for this one is this, the hair that’s left on the head is shape of “M” and it gets very thin. Read the rest of this entry »
Unlike women, breast cancer is not very common in men but this disease act very deadly especially in men, according to the latest research. It is found that male breast cancer is not similar to the female breast cancer and it also has more opportunities of recovery, said by author Dr. Jon Greif. Commonly, men do not receive such type of standard treatment of cancer as female receive. Grief added that the recovery rate of men in breast cancer is too much low as compare to the women if it is diagnosed in the early stage. Breast cancer in both gender also differ from different aspects. His team and grief himself warned that difference in the men breast cancer is not easily curable in the clinical practice. A limitation is present for researcher that what they generated the data base for such people is not showing the actual reasons of the patient’s death. Unfortunately many of the men are unaware about the breast cancer but approximately 2200 men are recorded in America with breast cancer in this year. This report was generated by American cancer society and estimate that 410 persons will die in USA due to breast cancer. Read the rest of this entry »
Erectile dysfunction was also referred to as impotence. The inability of a man to have a firm erection or perform adequately during sex is referred to erectile dysfunction. This can occur at any age but is usually seen in men of the age sixty five and above. Even though, erectile dysfunction may not always stem from the age. At this stage, the individual needs increased stimulation like caressing and touching for attaining erection and experiencing pleasure in bed. Some men also describe impotence to be the inability to ejaculate at the time of sex. Some may find it uncomfortable to discuss sexual concerns with a medical professional; though seeking advice about this condition can be of great worth.
The doctor may begin with questions and perform certain physical examinations on the individual. Other diseases and disorders must be ruled out by examining the blood and the urine. A list of erectile dysfunction remedy will be provided by the doctor that is most likely to provide solution to the condition. Read the rest of this entry »
Many people fear facing the doctors to solve their impotency problems. Do not allow impotency problems to destroy your relationship with your partner instead learn about it and know how to do away with it. Viagra is one of the drugs that can help you solve such a problem. Erectile dysfunction problems are not the same because some individuals cannot erect at all while others can achieve an erection but they cannot sustain it enough to have sex. This is why it is necessary to deal with it and enjoy sex normally. Before using Viagra, it is advised that you consult your doctor first. Read the rest of this entry »
Nolvadex treats breast cancer and is also prevents cancer that has spread to other parts.
Nolvadex is an oral medicine that can be taken with food or without food. But take the drug with water or any non-alcoholic liquid. The drug should only be swallowed as it has to be released slowly into the body.
Once the doctor has started the dosage, you should not give up unless your doctor has asked for it. The doctor may prescribe Nolvadex for very long years.
Never compensate for the missed dose. In case you have forgotten a dosage of Nolvadex, leave it and continue with your regular dosage.
Before Nolvadex is scribbled for you, the doctor should have to know all about your health. Inform the doctor if you are having high levels of calcium, history of blood clots, high cholesterol/lipid levels, low white blood cell number, weak immune system, low platelet counts and vision problems. The doctor may not prescribe Nolvadex or he may change the dosage if you have any of the above conditions. Read the rest of this entry »
Women’s health care happens to be one of the focus areas for the law makers. It is through the reforms and laws that the policy makers are able to ensure health care to women as a priority group. A woman’s health is central to her well being as well as that of her family and the future generation. Women also form a major part of economic resource that keeps the economy and society going. The security of the family, society and that of the nation depends largely upon women. Therefore ensuring health of women is essential to their productivity as well. Read the rest of this entry »
Some people falsely state that generic Revatio versions that can be purchased online are riskier for your health than brand name Revatio. That’s completely false. It’s true that you have some fraud sites selling imitation medications which may or may not contain the real ingredients and which may be producing the drugs under unclean conditions but as long as you buy your generic Revatio from a reputable site you should have no problems, even if it’s off shore; remember that ingredient wise, generic Revatio has the exact same synthetic ingredient as the brand name version. So the side effects you may suffer are the same for both brand name and generic versions of the drug. Read the rest of this entry »
Do you take your health exercise in an office suite? I know the obvious answer is NO. This is what motivated me to write on factors to consider when choosing the right wear especially shoes. Some people get involved in sports with an intention of making their body fit but the end up developing other health problems. These problems are likely commonly caused by the kind of shoes they wear. Shoes strongly determine the way our legs are positioned. You may also purchase a pair of chose and then realize it never served the purpose intended. Read the rest of this entry »
No matter how hard you try, somehow, the busy lifestyle always gets in the way to finding the time to take care of your health. If you find yourself having little or no time to cook, exercise and spend quality time with your family, these few simple changes in your habits can help you.
Meal planning and pre-made meals
A lot of people work the whole day long, which leaves them very little time to cook. Eating take-out, fast food or simply not having enough home-cooked meals can take a serious toll on your health and the health of your family. Instead, take a few hours every week to cook several simple but healthy meals and freeze them. If you don’t like the taste of re- heated meals, simply cook until 15-20 minutes before the meal is done. Freeze these meals and finish cooking once you un-freeze your meals. This is, by now means, a healthier alternative to having a fresh, cooked meal, but definitely is a better option to eating out or having fast food. Read the rest of this entry »
The history of olive oil is dated back to 1000+ years ago during the existence of the roman emperors. A fact that stands out on the usage the Mediterranean diet towards health and fitness is that it helps to reduce many diseases that are linked to diet inefficiency and heart ailments. This has been availed owing to the many undertaking in the quest to find for on the related maladies. Read the rest of this entry »
Luvox treats anxiety disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorders involving recurring thoughts or actions.
An antidepressant, Luvox belongs to a group of drugs known as Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs). The drug acts on the chemicals in the brain that causes anxiety and obsessive-compulsive symptoms.
You should strictly follow your doctor’s direction wile taking the drug. Do not take Luvox in large amounts or take it for prolonged periods unless your doctor has asked you. As Luvox drug is an extended release capsule, it should only be swallowed. Crushing, breaking or chewing the drug only releases more of the drug into he body. Read the rest of this entry »
Birth control is a term for different techniques and methods which are used to prevent the fertilization. In some cases couple does not want the child due to their sexual intercourse. For this purpose different techniques are used to stop the fertilization. The names of mostly used techniques are contraception, contragestion, behavioral methods, sterilization and methods in development. In contraception method barriers like condoms and diaphragm are used. Hormonal contraception which is also known as oral contraception has the use of combined oral contraceptive pill. You can use this pill according to the prescription of doctor to minimize the chances of fertilization. Read the rest of this entry »
When we talk of Viagra, what comes into our mind is women. But why does it concern women? Women go through several changes in their bodies that may lead to different problems and may require treatment. One of the changes is menopause, which comes with several symptoms including low sex libido or low interest for sexual intercourse. This is due to hormonal changes and it is natural since it is just another phase in a woman’s life. Just like men have other drugs that can help them solve the problem of erectile dysfunction, so do women. With the introduction of Viagra in the market, women who suffer the problem of low sex drive can now enjoy sex without worrying at all. Read the rest of this entry »
Sex is one of the one of the most integral parts of people’s lives and it should be taken seriously especially between the married couples. Many marriages break up due to lack of sex may be because of the erectile dysfunction problem. This explains why many men who suffer from erectile dysfunction undergo a lot of stress and in most cases they become depressed when they fail to find a solution to this situation. Read the rest of this entry »
Prednisone medicine is prescribed for ulcerative colitis, allergic problems, breathing issues, lupus, arthritis and psoriasis.
Prednisone belongs to corticosteroids class of drugs. Once you start with a Prednisone prescription, keep in mind to go as per the doctor’s advise. Never miss any dose and never take an overdose. If you really aspire to get rid of your health problems, it is better to complete the whole medication.
The doctor will only be able to prescribe the right dose of Prednisone only if he has an idea about all your health history. Read the rest of this entry »
Diclofenac is one of the anti inflammatory drugs that are used to reduce inflammation in patients who are suffering from arthritis and it is also used to reduce pain like headaches, dental pain, athletic injuries and menstrual cramps among others. Diclofenac should be taken with food or milk together with anti acids so as to prevent stomach upset. According to the health researchers, Diclofenac is the most effective drug when it comes to menstrual pain relief but only when it is taken immediately you feel the sign of such pains. This medication should be taken with a lot of water such as around one hundred and eighty to two hundred and forty milliliters of water. After taking Diclofenac, you should take at least thirty minutes before lying down. Read the rest of this entry »
Atarax is a very versatile drug because it can be used to treat a number of ailments. While it is basically an antihistamine to treat conditions like hay fever, it can also be useful for the treatment of anxiety, hives, contact dermatitis, as well as vomiting and nausea. Doctors may use it for other medical problems.
The symptoms of hay fever include sneezing, watering eyes, runny nose and coughing. The correct medical term for hay fever is allergic rhinitis. A lot of people suffer with hay fever at certain times of the year, or in certain types of weather. This is called seasonal allergic rhinitis. Read the rest of this entry »
Nolvadex is often used in the prevention and treatment of breast cancer in women and gynocomastia in athletes and bodybuilders. Gynocomastia refers to the condition where tumours develop in the mammary glands due to the use of steroids. Using steroids results in an increase in the production of estrogen in the body.
Estrogen normally binds with receptor sites within the breast, which tends to cause tumours. Nolvadex prevents this by competing with estrogen in binding to these sites instead. The drug does not eliminate estrogen from the body, which will just float around. This has a number of benefits. Read the rest of this entry »
Remedial medicines such as neurontin are popular for their action against neuralgia and epilepsy. Neurontin was originally designed to imitate the mechanism of GABA, natural nerve impulse suppressors, and reduce the nervous excitability. But it acted in a way different from that of GABA by acting on calcium channels and regulating neurotransmitter release rather than acting on chloride and potassium channels and interfering with nerve impulse conduction.
Gabapentin or Neurontin is known for relieving pain caused due to reasons other than the direct stimulation of pain receptors. Such pain is called neuralgic pain. Combined with a similar medicine flumazenil, it is an authorized treatment against the adverse withdrawal symptoms of alcohol addiction and cocaine addiction. It readily cures a large collection of neuropathies including epilepsy. Epilepsy is not a single disorder rather it is characterized by a number of impairments. Seizures, an important symptom of epilepsy, are reduced significantly by the use of Neurontin. Read the rest of this entry »
Pain is not an enjoyable thing that you would like to live with, and at times it is necessary to ask the drug companies if they can come up with some better ways of managing pain because what is available in the market today are just killing us. Celebrex is among the medications used in the treatment of inflammation.
Celebrex is a member of Non Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs. These drugs are meant to reduce inflammation from different ailments like menstrual pain and arthritis among others. Most of the doctors prescribe Celebrex for any pain that is not a common headache, which is a very big problem with the medical community. It is advised that you do not take Celebrex if you suffer from any form of heart disease or stroke. You must also not use Celebrex in case of any history of stomach bleeding or any form of ulcers, asthma, blood clotting problems, liver complications, and kidney troubles. Read the rest of this entry »
Synthroid tablet is used for the treatment of hypothyroidism and also goitre that has been developed by hormone imbalances, cancer, radiation treatment or surgery.
The tablet should be taken in empty stomach in the morning. Take the drug with a full glass of water. Once you are under Synthroid medication, never deviate from your prescription. For better results, the right dose should have to be taken at the right time. But if by any problem, a dosage is missed, take the missed one as you realise it. However, it is advised not to take the missed drug if your scheduled time is near. Never mix two doses of Synthroid as it can only increase the risk of side effects. Read the rest of this entry »
Hair thinning is among the major problem being encounter by both men and women. Any possible hair loss treatments or remedies are being considered just to cure them of any possibilities of being bald-headed. Among this prescribed medicine is called Finasteride, commercially called as Propecia. This drug is known for its abilities to facilitate hair thinning problem, but is this the best hair treatment that you’re seeking for?
Propecia acts by suppressing the output of DHT (dihydrotestorone) in the whole body. It helps prevent free testosterone from DHT conversion. DHT ruins the scalp and reduces hair follicle and forbids hair from growing. This is to be taken orally and this is a daily intake. Once treatment starts, you’ll see the benefit within 5 to 6 months period. Read the rest of this entry »
Zithromax is a powerful antibiotic that is commonly used to fight bacterial infections. These include respiratory infections, ear infections, skin infections and certain sexually transmitted diseases. If you or anyone in your family gets one of these infections, there is a good chance that your doctor may prescribe Zithromax.
Bacteria live in their millions everywhere around you. And, although this may sound a little distasteful, thousands of bacteria live on your body. They are on your skin, in your stomach, in your bowels and even in your mouth. In fact, for us to remain healthy, we need certain bacteria. The ones on our body are safe and will not cause any harm. Read the rest of this entry »
Viagra was introduced on 27 March 1998, and by the end of that year, over one million prescriptions for this drug had been written by doctors! Now, well over a decade later, it is the leading oral therapy for men with erectile dysfunction. The magic blue pill, as it is commonly known, has restored sexual ability to millions upon millions of men.
Once a doctor has checked over a patient thoroughly and prescribed an appropriate dose, even men who suffer with serious medical conditions can safely use Viagra. These medical conditions include diabetes, coronary artery disease, depression, and high blood pressure. Read the rest of this entry »
Albuterol is given for patients having bronchospasm. Albuterol comes in the form of inhaler and nebulizer.
While using Albuterol, care should be taken that you follow very strictly the prescription. Moreover, you should also be careful in using the inhaler and nebulizer devices. Moreover, do not go for larger doses as it can only bring in many complications.
Before the doctor confirms to give you albuterol, inform him about all your medical conditions and also your allergies. Tell the doctor if you have any problems related to the heart or blood. This will help the doctor to make a decision whether Albuterol can be prescribed or not. Read the rest of this entry »
Levitra Generic belongs to a group of drugs called phosphodiesterase inhibitors. Its main use is to treat men who are suffering with erectile dysfunction. The active component is vardenafil HCl.
Although erectile dysfunction can occur in all age groups of men, it is more prevalent in men who are older than 40 years. Injuries and certain diseases can be the cause of erectile dysfunction. But erectile dysfunction can also be a result of emotional problems.
If a man is going through a traumatic time in his life, such as a divorce or having problems at work, he might become impotent (impotence is another word for erectile dysfunction). Or he might be suffering with some psychological disorder like depression or anxiety. Men with low self-esteem or those who lack self-confidence can be prone to erectile dysfunction. Read the rest of this entry »
Brand Levitra is used for the treatment of erectile deficiency. A Phosphodiesterase inhibitor, Levitra makes the muscles in the penile region to relax, which means more blood flow into the region. Once there is uninterrupted flow of blood in the penis, it stands erected and the erection lasts for more hours.
It is prescribed to take only one Levitra pill a day and take note that there is a gap of 24 hours between two doses.
Never buy it straight from the drug store for your impotency problems. Once you consult the physician, inform him about all your allergic reactions and also about all your present and past medical conditions. This will help the doctor to take a proper decision on the Levitra prescription. Read the rest of this entry »
Your face and your skin is an important feature that you rely on everyday. Giving you more confidence with having clear skin is now just a click away! Retin A is a cream that you can use every night to help your body rejuvenate and clear your skin. Retin A fights acne, which is a problem for more than just teenagers, there are many adults which also have problem with acne creeping up over and over again.
Acne is most often caused by hormone changes and hormone imbalances. As you age your body and its chemistry is always going to be changing. Retin A helps to put balance back into your life, and into your skin so that you don’t have to fight acne any longer. Retin A is also going to promote healing as you apply it each night so that you won’t be left with as many scars. Retin A can lessen the redness of acne breakouts from the past as well. Read the rest of this entry »
Evista is a prescribed for treating osteoporosis and also reduces the risk of invasive breast cancer in postmenopausal women.
Evista is effective in increasing the bone density. But it is still not known if the drug prevents bone fractures. A Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulator, Evista belongs to benzothiophene class of compounds.
The recommended dosage is 60 mg and the drug can be taken with meals or without meals. Keep a track on the doses and never miss any dose. In case you forget to take a dose, you can have it before the next dose. But never go for the missed one if it is nearly time for your scheduled dose. Moreover, you should not deviate from the prescription; never take more doses or take the drug for longer time unless your doctor has recommended it. Read the rest of this entry »
Generic Cialis is the third erectile dysfunction pill discovered after the very well known Viagra or its cheaper counterpart, generic Viagra. You can also buy Cialis over the counter. Its active agent is Tadalafil, which has the advantage of an effect that lasts around 36 hours. For this reason, many men prefer it.
Generic Cialis is the third erectile dysfunction pill discovered and approved by the Food and Drug Administration. There is little difference between the two drugs:
• the mechanism of action is the same,
• also the side effects and counter indications.
• Tadalafil however has an advantage that makes it more popular, namely longer lasting effect. Read the rest of this entry »
Celebrex is prescribed for treating pain and inflammation caused by ankylosing spondylitis, menstrual pain and arthritis. A Nonsteroidal Anti Inflammatory Drugs, Celebrex works on the hormones that cause pain and inflammation.
The drug can be swallowed with food or milk. If there is any problem in swallowing the drug, open the capsule and sprinkle the contents in some applause and take it. Always follow the doctor’s direction while taking Celebrex. Never go for larger doses or take the drug for long periods.
You will get good results only if you take the right dosage at the right time. Never miss any dosage. In case you miss a dose of Celebrex, take it when you remember it. However, never take extra dose for the missed one. In case you have taken an overdose of the medicine, never delay in contacting the doctor. Read the rest of this entry »
Levitra is prescribed for impotency and erectile dysfunction in men. Levitra is considered one of the best erectile dysfunction drugs available in the market. The drug helps you to get the maximum erection and also the maximum sexual pleasure.
Levitra is a phosphodiesterase inhibitor and the active ingredient present in the drug is Vardenafil. This active ingredient helps the muscles of the penis to relax. When the muscles are relaxed, there is an increased flow of blood into the region. When the blood flow increases, the penis gets stronger and also the erection is maintained for a longer period.
Coming in tablet form, Levitra has to be taken about 60 minutes before any sexual activity. The drug can be taken with food or in empty stomach. Once you have taken levitra, the drug starts to act in just 15 minutes. Well, the effect of Levitra is also known to last for about 6 long hours. The normal recommended Levitra dosage is 10 mg. Read the rest of this entry »
Rogaine is an effective solution used that helps in the regrowth of hair in persons who experience hair loss or thinning hair. The solution is known to dilate blood vessels in the head scalp, which improves the functions of the hair follicles.
You should have to follow your doctor while applying Rogaine. Only apply the solution after the scalp is dried. When applying, you have to be careful that it does not enter the mouth, nose and eyes. Moreover, the Rogaine solution should not be applied to any part.
Always apply the correct dosage of Rogaine as prescribed. An overdose can only increase the risk of side effects. Once you start applying Rogaine, you can see the difference in about four weeks. If you do not come across any improvement within this period, better stop Rogaine and contact the doctor. Read the rest of this entry »