Pay attention to this story as if your life depended on it.
That’s because thinking about things other than the task at hand can seriously up your anxiety level. Not to stress you out or anything, but that might make you age faster, get sick and die, according to “The Telomere Effect: A Revolutionary Approach to Living Younger, Healthier, Longer,” a book from molecular biologist Elizabeth Blackburn and health psychologist Elissa Epel.
Blackburn (and two colleagues) won the Nobel Prize in 2009 for the discovery of telomerase, the enzyme that replenishes the bits of DNA on either end of your chromosomes. Those bits are called telomeres, and they’re often compared to the plastic caps on shoelaces.
Let those caps wear down, and the laces fray and can’t do their job. It’s the same with telomeres: Stress makes them shorter. And if they get too short, your cells stop dividing, which leads to pain, heart disease and other health woes — all markers of what the authors dub the “diseasespan.” (The idea is that we have a healthspan and a diseasespan during our lives, and people with short telomeres move into their diseasespan earlier.)
Pictures of shoelaces are scattered throughout the book. Spot one, and you’re supposed to “refocus your mind on the present, take a deep breath, and think of your telomeres being restored with the vitality of your breath.”
It’s a strategy based on the book’s promising premise: Even if you’re a total stress case, it’s possible to reverse the negative effects by transforming how you respond to situations.
The key, the authors explain, is to develop a “challenge” response. Basically, instead of crumbling under the pressure of responsibilities or events, you should have a “bring it on!” mentality. It also helps to banish negativity, practice self-compassion and not be an idiot about your health. (I.e., get enough sleep and physical activity, cut out processed foods and smoking.)
This morning at about 6am along Christiaan De Wet Road, a woman died been trapped in a burning vehicle.
The car, Ford Fiesta traveling towards Ontdekkers Road, South Africa,, when it lost control and veered off the lane into an oncoming traffic due to the wetness of the road. The driver was alleged to have being speeding.
The Fiesta car then crashed into a VW Polo as well as a Kia. Both vehicles caught fire. Three out of the people managed to escape out of the cars.
Before we go into Mesothelioma Law Firm is, what is Mesothelioma itself?
I am aware many people especially medical professionals will know about what Mesothelioma is.
This is a rare disease condition categorised as carcinogen, meaning cancer causing agent that occurs in mesothelioma, a thin layer of fin-like tissue which covers most part of human organs. In most situations, the tissue surrounding organs like the lungs is affected.
This type of cancer is noted for being aggressive and often evidently fatal if it is malignant Mesothelioma.
Minister of health, Prof Isaac Adewole says Suya, Isi- ewu, Kilisi and others are some of the biggest contributors to early deaths in Nigeria.
The Minister, who disclosed this while delivering a keynote address at the First Annual Black Tie Gala event organised by the Tristate Heart Foundation (THF) said that the unhealthy diet of Nigerians often lead to hypertension, which is the leading cardiovascular disease in Nigeria, resulting to stroke.
Adewole, noted that 1 in every 5 Nigerians is hypertensive and at risk of premature death.
“Sadly, there is widespread low consumption of proteins, fruits and vegetables and increasing patronage of fast food outlets by the population,”
The idea of having machines do most of our medical diagnosis is not new. We have pretty much relied on different forms of technology for medical diagnosis. Examples that come to mind are the MRI and the CT scan to start with. So how much smarter can computers get? Well, as it turns out, if you give a computer a set of images along with the perfect algorithm, it will learn to see and turns out that Google is perfecting the way of diagnosing diseases in the future.