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Patients are more likely to experience preventable harm during perioperative care than in cheap viagra canada any other type of healthcare encounter.1 2 For several decades, a hallmark of surgical quality and safety has been the use of checklists to prevent errors (eg, wrong site surgery) and assure that key tasks have been or will be performed. The most widely used approach globally is the Surgical Safety Checklist (SSC) recommended by the WHO.3 It is divided into preinduction (or sign in, consisting of seven items performed by anaesthesia and nursing), cheap viagra canada preincision (timeout, 10 items performed by the entire team) and postsurgery (sign out, five items by the entire team).4 5 Most hospitals in the developed world perform the SSC or an equivalent timeout prior to surgical incision. However, preinduction briefings, and postcase debriefings in particular, are much less commonly performed.6 7There are widely disseminated arguments recommending the use of checklists in healthcare8 but also recognised limitations.9 Checklist-based preincision timeouts appear to improve surgical outcomes in many settings,4 5 yet, in other hospitals, the introduction of the SSC failed to improve outcomes.10 Like all tools or processes intended to improve safety, ineffective implementation will reduce the desired benefits. For example, there is appreciable evidence showing that surgical teams skip or cheap viagra canada do not meaningfully respond to timeout checklist items.11 12 Even with a robust implementation, effectiveness can be weakened by contextual factors, failure of leadership or deficient safety culture.Despite numerous studies, gaps in the evidence to guide optimal checklist use persist.

For example, we do not know whether checklist-based timeouts only decrease the occurrence of the undesirable events targeted by the checklist or, as many hypothesise, whether their use also facilitates teamwork and interprofessional communication. Although there is cheap viagra canada increasing guidance on how to optimally implement checklists at the local level, many questions remain.13 Moreover, we still do not understand the circumstances in which checklist use facilitates the detection, reporting and correction of errors.In this issue of the journal, Muensterer and colleagues14 describe a clever study in which the attending surgeon intentionally introduced errors during the preincision timeout while a medical student in the operating theatre surreptitiously noted whether the error was detected and reported by one or more members of the surgical team. If the error was not verbalised, the attending surgeon corrected the error before the timeout was complete. The single error embedded in each of 120 of 1800 paediatric operations was randomly chosen from cheap viagra canada among wrong patient name, age, gender, allergy or surgical procedure, side or site.

Overall, only about half (65. 54%) of all errors were detected and reported cheap viagra canada by a team member prior to surgeon correction. Of these, errors were most commonly reported by the anaesthesiologist (64%) and almost never by residents in training (6%) or medical students (1%).This study also has important limitations. Because the investigators were leading the timeouts as part of a research study, adherence to all of the checklist items was reportedly cheap viagra canada 100%.

Yet, few organisations consistently attain timeout adherence above 90%.11 Since you are less likely to catch an error if you do not address that item during the timeout, in institutions with lower adherence, the proportion of missed errors may be even higher.The authors, with input from their institutional review board, designed the study to be feasible and compliant with established human subjects protection principles. As such, the attending surgeon always corrected the error after the anaesthesiologist’s component of the timeout but before cheap viagra canada the nurses’ component. By excluding the part of the timeout when the nurses address their checklist items (eg, instruments are sterile,) followed by a final opportunity as the timeout ends to note any errors or concerns, the study may have underestimated the rate of error reporting.Because the study did not query team members individually after the timeout, we also do not know how many errors were detected but not annunciated. For example, recognised errors that were attributed to ‘misspeaking’ and/or had no clinical significance may not have been verbally challenged cheap viagra canada.

Moreover, as is discussed by the authors, there was an unequivocal hierarchy effect—individuals with the least ‘power’ (ie, low in hierarchy within the current healthcare culture) were the least likely to report the error.This study highlights two important safety relevant questions on which I will elaborate. First, why and cheap viagra canada how should we change healthcare culture to facilitate ‘speaking up’?. Second, how can we best design and implement checklists and other safety interventions to yield more consistent and sustained clinician behaviour change?. The continued problem of hierarchical culture in healthcareThe significant influence of hierarchy on the incidence of error reporting in Muensterer et al’s14 study is consistent with substantial prior evidence that lower hierarchy clinical providers are less likely to ‘speak up’, even when they cheap viagra canada are aware of major safety violations.15–17Failure of a subordinate copilot to challenge or speak up to the captain in the 1977 Tenerife disaster was the impetus for the aviation industry’s adoption of crew resource management (CRM).

Healthcare team-training initiatives like the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s TeamSTEPPS now include tools such as the ‘two-challenge rule’ and emphasise speaking up.18 Flattened hierarchies and reliance on expertise rather than seniority, especially during crisis or stress, are an integral component of high-reliability organisations. In contrast, the persistent hierarchical cheap viagra canada culture of healthcare is anathema to positive safety attitudes and behaviours. This is particularly problematic in operating theatres where surgeons view themselves as ‘captain of the ship’ and where uncivil behaviour is tolerated.19 The insidious effects of hierarchy will impair effectiveness of checklist use and predispose to safety issues in all aspects of routine and emergency care.20 While team-oriented training designed to enhance the ability of lower hierarchy clinicians to ‘speak up’ can be effective,21 22 evidence to guide the design and implementation of these interventions is still sparse. Single training exposures have generally had limited effects,17 23 in part likely due to inadequate ‘potency’ to achieve the desired effect24 in a clinical environment contaminated by the hierarchical culture and in part because most interventions have focused on ‘assertiveness’ training for the less powerful members of the team rather than, or in addition cheap viagra canada to, sensitivity or receptivity training of the most powerful (eg, surgical attendings).17Discussions of power hierarchy to date have largely focused on clinicians’ professional roles (ie, nurse vs physician) and level of experience (eg, resident vs attending).

Even with two attending physicians, for example, a surgeon and anaesthesiologist, power dynamics can degrade communication and decrease team performance. In a multicentre study of experienced anaesthesiologists managing simulated crisis events, the anaesthesiologists’ failure to challenge the surgeon to initiate life-saving interventions (eg, to open the abdomen in the presence of an enlarging retroperitoneal haematoma during laparoscopic surgery, or to halt surgery to cardiovert an unstable patient) was associated with lower overall scenario performance scores as determined by trained blinded anaesthesiologist video raters.25In fact, hierarchy is much more complex and this may explain in part the variable and generally weak results cheap viagra canada seen in ‘speaking up’ intervention studies to date. When considering hierarchical effects on communication assertiveness, one must also consider individual characteristics including gender, race/ethnicity, language, personal cultural background and personality, as well as the personality of those in higher power roles, microclimate factors of the team and care unit, and overall organisational culture.17 22 An interesting direction for future study is the facilitation of more positive communication (eg, expressions of gratitude or encouragement).26In a single-site intervention study to improve the quality of handovers from anaesthesia professionals to postanaesthesia care unit (PACU) nurses,27 simulation-based training emphasised specific dyadic communication behaviours—assertiveness for the nurses when their needs were not being met and ‘sensitivity’ (or receptiveness) for the anaesthesia professionals when the nurses raised concerns. In poststudy interviews, this behavioural focus was considered an cheap viagra canada important contributor to the resulting sustained improvement in the quality of actual handovers.

As part of this study, we explicitly taught participants to CUSS. CUSS is cheap viagra canada a graduated approach to facilitate speaking up. The acronym stands for ‘I’m Concerned’, ‘I’m Uncomfortable’, ‘This is a Safety issue’ and ‘Stop!. €™.

The intended learners were taught these ‘triggers’ for eliciting desired behaviours (ie, to stop what they are doing and have a conversation with the initiator) and this approach creates an environment where the initiating individual can receive support from others who overhear the conversation—‘Doctor, I hear that Maria is CUSSing at you?. How can I help to resolve this situation?. €™ Such a graded assertiveness approach to ‘stop the line’, developed in other industries, is increasingly being used throughout healthcare.28Designing and implementing more effective safety tools and processesSSCs are just one tool used to advance overall perioperative system safety. Similarly, in commercial aviation, checklists are one tool used as part of CRM to assure operational safety.

CRM is a philosophy or construct that includes explicit values and principles, procedures supported by purpose-designed checklists and other tools, and regularly scheduled mandatory simulation-based training and assessment that together contribute to an existing safety culture in pilots and across the organisation.29 CRM and most of the existing aviation safety system were iteratively designed by pilots (the front-line workers) in collaboration with other stakeholders (including regulators). Healthcare must employ similar human-centred design approaches to re-engineer our safety systems.For commercial aviation to be completely safe, no planes would fly. Similarly, safety will never be the foremost system objective in healthcare. The primary goal is to efficiently deliver cost-effective care.

Instead, in any high-consequence industry, safety is a desirable by-product (an ‘emergent feature’) of a system designed to achieve primary operational goals. In healthcare, sick patients must be treated and there is inherent risk in doing so.30 Achieving societally acceptable levels of safety will stem from a deliberately designed system founded on a strong safety culture and truly committed leadership.With this as background, it is not surprising that so many hospitals struggle to garner reliable and sustained benefit from the use of checklists and other safety tools. To understand what is required, I would like to draw parallels with anaesthesiology’s experience of implementing another type of checklist.The Food and Drug Administration Anesthesia Machine Pre-Use ChecklistThe earliest checklist used in healthcare to reduce adverse events is the anaesthesia equipment preuse checklist, developed in 1987 by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in collaboration with the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation and the American Society of Anesthesiologists.31 After more than three decades of use, lessons learnt from the use of the FDA checklist parallel more recent experiences with SSCs, and are instructive to a more general understanding of the role of safety tools in healthcare (see table 1).View this table:Table 1 Lessons learnt from 30 years of personal experience with and reflection about the Anesthesia Equipment Pre-Use Checklist*A checklist alone is insufficient to achieve optimal resultsHospitals that get the best results from an SSC implementation are often well-resourced organisations that already have safety-oriented committed leadership, a strong safety culture, educated and engaged front-line clinicians and an established track record of successfully implementing other safety interventions.32 That said, any hospital, given adequate commitment, resources and expertise, can implement an SSC or other substantive safety intervention successfully. In doing so, it will educate and engage its workers, improve its safety culture and set the stage for further safety and quality improvements.A multimodal approach to safety interventions is more effective.

Hospitals that were able to successfully implement all three components of the SSC saw greater reductions in postoperative complications.33 Similarly, the combination of the SSC with a complementary approach that more fully addresses preoperative and postoperative issues, the Surgical Patient Safety System, was associated with better postoperative outcomes than use of the WHO SSC alone.34 The most effective interventions are those that are based on an integrated conceptual framework and follow human factor principles, especially when the safety goals are multiple or diverse.35In our PACU handover improvement project mentioned earlier,27 the multimodal intervention produced a fourfold improvement in observed clinician behaviours (ie, conduct of actual handovers) that was sustained for at least 3 years after the intervention ceased. The project began by getting perioperative leadership buy-in, conducting observations of the current handover process and engaging front-line clinicians in all phases of study development. The criteria for an ‘acceptable handover’ were chosen by an independent team of clinicians. Front-line clinicians first completed a multimedia introductory webinar that included key principles and a knowledge assessment.

To attend the 2-hour simulation training session, both anaesthesia professionals and PACU nurses were relieved from regular clinical duties (a strong message that this was an organisational priority). A custom patient-specific electronic form was available at every bedside in the PACU to reinforce the training during actual handovers. Performance feedback was provided to individuals, units and perioperative leadership. The number of components needed for successful safety interventions will depend on the behaviour change desired, the existing safety culture, current experience and expertise of the intended end users and the priority articulated by organisational leaders.

Regardless, design and implementation must be based on a solid conceptual framework, consider the full life-cycle of the intervention (from conceptualisation to obsolescence) and employ human factors engineering and implementation science principles and tools.13ConclusionChecklists and other safety tools are potentially valuable tools to advance perioperative safety. However, when used in isolation or implemented incorrectly, checklists have significant limitations. Safety initiatives that take a systems-oriented multimodal approach to design and implementation can, with organisational leadership and determination, produce both targeted and more general safety improvement.Ethics statementsPatient consent for publicationNot required.Many patients admitted to hospital require venous access to infuse medications and fluids. The most commonly used device, the peripheral venous catheter, ranges from 2.5 to 4.5 cm in length, and is typically used for less than 5 days.

The midline, a relatively newer peripheral venous catheter, is up to 20 cm in length, but does not reach the central veins, and may be used for up to 2 weeks. A peripherally inserted central venous catheter (PICC) is a longer catheter that is placed in one of the arm veins and extends to reach the central veins. The PICC is used for longer periods of time compared with peripheral intravenous devices, and initially gained popularity as a convenient vascular access device used in the outpatient and home settings. Its premise has been to provide access that lasts for weeks, that is fairly safe and easily manageable.

Patients often require central venous access when hospitalised, with more than half of patients in intensive care, and up to 20% in those cared for in the non-intensive care wards.1 Common indications for PICC use in the acute care setting include the requirement for multiple and frequent infusions (eg, antibiotics, parenteral nutrition), the administration of medications incompatible with peripheral infusion, invasive haemodynamic monitoring in critically ill patients, very poor venous access and frequent need for blood draws.2 Specially trained healthcare workers place PICCs, often nurses from a vascular access team (VAT), or interventional radiologists. The VAT is comprised of skilled nurses, with either medical/surgical, emergency department or intensive care unit backgrounds. Contrary to other healthcare workers that place PICCs, the VAT’s primary function is to place PICCs, and optimise the infusion delivery, through a safe and effective process. Its scope includes assessment for need, peripheral and central device insertion, monitoring of use and removal.3In their study of five hospitals within the Veterans Administration (VA) healthcare systems in the USA, Krein et al4 underscore the importance of a formal VAT to formulate and implement explicit appropriateness criteria, ensure timely insertion and safe management and direct patient education around PICC use.

They found that team structures supporting line placement vary across hospitals from a dedicated team, to individual nurses trained in placement, to hospitals where only interventional radiologists insert PICCs. The presence of a VAT was associated with more defined criteria for PICC use, but a recurrent theme was inadequate interdisciplinary dialogue. Although qualitative data were gathered at five VA hospitals only, the study’s findings reflect the variation in PICC placement and use, whether in academic or community, small or large hospitals.An important factor in variation in the approach to PICC line placement and management is the availability of resources and expertise at the hospital site. For example, if healthcare workers have suboptimal skills to place peripheral venous catheters, including midlines,5 clinicians may resort to ordering more PICCs unnecessarily to fill that void.

Furthermore, as revealed in Krein’s study, a hospital that does not have the expertise to learn about alternative devices, such as those with lower risks and shorter dwell times (eg, midlines), may resort to using more PICCs than necessary. Similarly, hospitals without clinicians skilled or comfortable placing other central lines6 may rely more on using PICCs. In addition, the lack of an available VAT to place PICCs using uasound guidance may result in more referrals to interventional radiology for placement, potentially exposing the patient to avoidable radiation during fluoroscopy.7We propose an approach to improve the appropriate and safe use of PICCs by focusing on three elements that address the findings by Krein and colleagues. Establishing a structure powered by a VAT.

Anchoring a standardised process for line selection, insertion and care. And promoting adoption by engagement with the key stakeholders.Establishing a structure to support placement and management of PICCs depends on whether the number of devices placed is enough to support the creation of a dedicated vascular access programme. Leadership plays a critical role to invest the resources for a functional VAT, understanding the financial and quality benefits associated.8 Not realising its value, hospital leaders may view the VAT as a non-revenue-generating service, putting it at risk when considering cost reduction strategies. The value of the VAT expands from mitigating preventable events (eg, deep venous thrombosis, ) to enhancing patient experience (eg, less attempts to place a peripheral device).9 In addition, better outcomes help curb the financial risks (eg, hospital-acquired condition penalties)8 and improve hospital ratings.

The VAT’s role encompasses placing PICCs and guaranteeing the proper selection of the intravascular device and its appropriate use.2The second element involves standardising processes for line selection and care, regardless of who is taking care of the device. Implementing policies to address indications, placement and maintenance and using standardised kits help minimise variation. The creation of policies should be achieved through a multidisciplinary approach with VAT, nurses and physicians. The VAT can act as the ‘gate keeper’ evaluating whether the reason for PICC placement is aligned with indications.

In addition, the VAT plays a critical role supporting nurses’ competencies for venous catheter use (eg, aseptic access and maintenance, addressing complications and mitigating risk)10 to reduce mechanical11 and infectious complications.12 The VAT performs regular rounds to mitigate process gaps (eg, dressing site intactness) and to identify complications (eg, PICC site erythema or drainage, arm swelling), and provides timely feedback on clinical performance. The VAT can also serve as subject matter experts to the ordering physicians for the appropriate device type, based on vessel size and indications for use, how many lumens, site selection and a de-escalation plan for the patient prior to discharge. It also provides services should a device-related complication occur (eg, clotting), and works with clinicians to remedy the issue and salvage the device, thereby preventing a patient from losing their vascular access and/or having to replace it.The last element, and perhaps most significant, is to enhance the adoption of best practices through a partnership with the key stakeholders. PICC-associated outcomes are not only owned by the VAT, rather it is the responsibility of the clinicians, physicians and nurses to achieve those goals (table 1).

Physicians are an essential stakeholder group to engage as they are the ones responsible for ordering the PICC. An identified physician champion who partners and empowers the VAT will help resolve any barriers and be a liaison with the local physician community.13 The ideal physician champion should have the respect of peers, understand process optimisation and promote quality improvement. They need to be well versed on the appropriate indications for PICC use, the associated complications and risks and alternatives to the device. The physician champion engages the leaders of the key disciplines responsible for requesting a PICC, educating them on the appropriate indications for use, the outcomes associated with PICC use, inviting them to be partners and responding to any of their concerns.View this table:Table 1 Disciplines and their support to mitigate PICC harmWhat about the key physician disciplines to engage?.

Physicians can play an active role in enhancing PICC use through avoiding the unnecessary use of infusions. The consultation of infectious diseases specialists for intravenous antibiotic use appropriateness has been associated with less PICC use and lower complications.14 Similarly, having a surgeon support the decision for whether enteral or parenteral nutrition is needed will help reduce unnecessary device use.15 Disciplines like hospitalists or general internists care for a large number of patients and often order PICCs for venous access,16 while nephrologists may advocate avoiding the use of PICCs in the chronic kidney disease population in an effort for vein preservation.17 In hospitals with teaching programmes, the VAT and its physician champion may educate physicians in training on device choice, placement and duration of use, and address with their faculty competencies for line management.18 Engaging these disciplines, elucidating the indications for appropriate use and providing feedback and local data on the potential harm ensure accountability and further attention to PICC safety.In summary, the PICC is one of the primary solutions to achieve vascular access. With up to one in five patients at risk for developing complications,19 it is incumbent on us to ensure that these devices are properly used and maintained. Identifying and overcoming system barriers are key to delivering sustainable safe outcomes.

As a first step, clinical and administrative leaders, realising the financial and quality benefits, need to support the structure reflected by the VAT to enhance PICC care. Second, the VAT must partner with disciplines (particularly nursing) to promote and ensure adequate competencies for placement and maintenance. Finally, clinical disciplines caring for the patient should instil a collaborative environment for better decision-making on when central access is required, and what device provides the safest and most effective delivery of care.Ethics statementsPatient consent for publicationNot required..

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Good for the soul.” Cost. About $15 — Sarah Williamson, art director________Women’s Bean ProjectThe Women’s Bean Project offers bean and lentil soup mixes, snacks and even dog treats, all made by women who had been chronically unemployed. By working for the Bean Project they are breaking the cycle of poverty. €œTheir food gifts nourish the body and soul. This nonprofit organization is in my hometown, Denver, and my family has volunteered with them for years.

Both their mission and location are close to my heart.” Cost. $5 to $25 — Lisa Damour, Adolescence columnistWhile we exercise, we raise and lower the levels of hundreds of molecules in our bloodstreams that are related to our metabolic health, even if we work out for only a few minutes, according to a complex and encouraging new study of the molecular effects of being active. The study, which involved more than 1,000 men and women, adds to growing evidence that exercise improves our health in large part by transforming the numbers and types of cells inside of us.There is at this point, of course, no reasonable debate about whether exercise is good for us. It is. Countless studies show that people who are active are less likely than more-sedentary people to develop or die from a host of health problems, including heart disease, diabetes, dementia, cancer, obesity and many others.

Active people also tend to live longer and feel happier.But we still know surprisingly little about just how exercise changes us for the better. What are the many, interconnected biological steps and transmutations that allow a walk today to add to our life span decades from now?. That question has been driving considerable interest recently in research looking at exercise “omics” — the study of all of the molecules in our blood or other tissues that are part of a particular biological process. Genomics, for instance, quantifies the many, many molecules involved in genetic activities. Proteomics does the same for proteins, microbiomics for the multiple contents of our microbiomes and metabolomics for molecules related to metabolic processes.

(There can be overlap between various ’omics, obviously.)Understanding how exercise affects the levels of the various molecules within us is important, because these changes are likely to be the preliminary step in a complex cascade of further biological actions that contribute to better health. Increase some molecules, decrease others, and you jump-start inter-organ messaging, gene expression and other processes that subsequently alter how we make and use insulin, burn or store fat, respond to cholesterol and so on.A number of important recent studies have delved into the ’omics of exercise, including a fascinating experiment showing that a short workout rapidly changes the levels of 9,815 molecules in people’s bloodstreams. But that study, like most other examinations of exercise and ’omics, involved relatively few volunteers — 36, in that case — and did not link molecular changes with subsequent health outcomes.So, for the new study, which was published in September in Circulation, researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and other institutions decided to up the number of exercisers whose ’omics would be parsed and also try to find connections between the ’omics data and later health.Conveniently, they had access to a large group of potential volunteers among men and women already enrolled in the long-term Framingham Heart Study, which is overseen primarily by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital. The scientists now asked 411 middle-aged volunteers enrolled in the study to visit the lab and exercise, by pedaling to exhaustion on a stationary bicycle. Most riders’ efforts lasted for a little less than 12 minutes.

The researchers drew blood before the ride and afterward, within about a minute of when, worn out, the cyclists quit.The scientists then ran the blood samples through a mass spectrometer, a machine that counts and quantifies molecules. The researchers focused on metabolites, which are molecules related to metabolic processes. The label “metabolite” is somewhat arbitrary, but for this study, the researchers focused mostly on molecules that could affect people’s insulin, fat burning, cholesterol, blood sugar and other aspects of cellular fueling.They found plenty. Of 588 metabolites checked, the levels of more than 80 percent generally grew or dropped during the short rides. To reinforce those findings, the scientists repeated the experiment with another 783 Framingham volunteers, checking their blood before and after exercise for changes in about 200 of the molecules that had been most altered in the first group.

Again, these metabolites changed in the same ways as before.Last and perhaps most intriguing, the researchers created what they called molecular “signatures” of the levels of a few, representative metabolites that changed with exercise. They then looked for these same patterns of metabolites in stored blood samples gathered decades before from past Framingham participants, while also checking to see if and when any of these volunteers had passed away.The relevant signatures popped up in some of the blood samples, the researchers found, and these samples tended to be from people who had not died prematurely, suggesting that the kinds of metabolite changes that occur with exercise might influence and improve health well into the future.That idea is “speculative,” though, says Dr. Gregory Lewis, the section head of the heart failure program and director of the cardiopulmonary exercise laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital, who oversaw the new study. The decades-old blood samples were drawn during standard medical testing, not after exercise, he says, so some people with desirable metabolite signatures might have been born that way and not needed workouts to remodel their metabolites.Even among the current volunteers, he points out, different people’s molecules responded somewhat differently to their exercise. Over all, people with obesity developed fewer changes than leaner riders, suggesting they might somehow resist some of the benefits of exercise.

Men and women, as groups, also showed slightly discordant molecular signatures, but age did not influence people’s molecular responses.Larger future ’omics studies should help scientists tease out how and why we each react as we do to exercise, Dr. Lewis says, and enable researchers to define more-precise molecular signatures that might indicate, with a blood test, how fit someone is or how their bodies may respond to different types of exercise.But for now, the current study underscores just how pervasive and immediate the effects of exercise can be. €œThis was barely 10 minutes of exercise,” Dr. Lewis says, “but it shifted so much” inside people..

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The binoculars gave us a different way to explore the world during a time when everything felt upside down. We wanted ones that our daughter (who was 3 at the time) could use without us freaking out if she accidentally scratched or broke them!. € Cost cheap viagra canada. About $20 — Christina Caron, reporter________Better bike shortsElevenpine bike shorts are a wear-anywhere bike short for people who love cycling, but not spandex. €œI love how stretchy, flattering and versatile they are, since you can make the legs tight fitting or loose, thanks to the wonders of Velcro.

They are cheap viagra canada pricey, which is why I own only one pair. But it’s the pair I grab for most rides and also for gym workouts, since the pad is separate. I gave pairs to my son and husband last year for Christmas and have hinted to my husband that I wouldn’t mind another pair myself this year.” Cost. $90 to cheap viagra canada $120 — Gretchen Reynolds, Phys Ed columnist________Rain shower headCreate a spa experience at home. €œI was recently given a rain shower head as a gift, and now I feel like I’m in a spa every time I take a shower (especially if I turn out the lights, add some aromatherapy oils and light some candles).

The water comes out almost like a waterfall, and the water flow is straight down, not at an cheap viagra canada angle like a regular shower head. It’s the kind of thing I never would have purchased for myself, and now I can’t live without it. Divine!. € Cost cheap viagra canada. $30 and up — Julia Calderone, senior staff editor________Instructional yoga matYou’ll never forget a yoga pose with the New Me Fitness yoga mat, which is printed with illustrations of 70 poses directly on the mat.

It’s a great gift for an adult new to yoga or for a child. €œMy kids cheap viagra canada love these yoga mats. My 4-year-old especially likes looking at the poses and then trying them out herself. It might not be a perfect yogini move, but she’s having a wonderful time.” Cost. About $30 — Jessica Grose, Parenting columnist________Fingertip pulse cheap viagra canada oximeterA pulse oximeter is a small battery-powered device that clips onto your fingertip and measures the oxygen level in your blood.

It’s an essential tool for monitoring your health if you get infected with erectile dysfunction treatment. €œIt’s a totally cheap viagra canada good thing to have in your medicine cabinet and to throw in your gift bag,” said Dr. Richard Levitan, who has called for widespread home oxygen monitoring during the viagra. Don’t wait until someone gets sick. I’ve already shipped a half-dozen of these affordable gadgets to friends and family so I know they’ll have one cheap viagra canada handy if they need it.

You can find one at your local pharmacy or online. Cost. About $20 to $40 — Tara Parker-Pope, cheap viagra canada Well columnist________Portable air cleanerA portable air cleaner can remove viagraes and other pollutants from the air in your home. Buy one with a high “clean air delivery rate” and large enough for the room. Read more cheap viagra canada from Wirecutter, a New York Times company.

€œWe bought a couple of these for our home, and we’ve been thinking it might make a good gift for my mother-in-law, or a good gift for anyone who lives in an apartment building where they’re worried about aerosols.” Cost. $100 and up — Apoorva Mandavilli, Science reporter________GPS running watchIf your favorite gym rat has started exercising outdoors, a fitness watch might be the perfect gift. €œNow that gyms are too high-risk, I’ve started running outside cheap viagra canada a lot more. I purchased a Garmin Smartwatch to track and log my runs and I love it. My favorite feature is that while I’m running, the watch tells me my distance and pace in real time.

I typically start out running too fast and tire cheap viagra canada myself out. With the Garmin, I’m able to look down at my wrist and see if I’m running too fast or too slow in real time and adjust my pace so I can reach my goals.” Cost. $150 and up — Anahad O’Connor, reporter________Chemo clothingIf you love someone who’s undergoing treatment for cancer, this special T-shirt from Comfy Chemo will make life just a little easier. €œEach has a zipper cheap viagra canada from the collar to the underarm on both sides, so it works whether a port is implanted on the right or left side of the chest. I mentioned these port-accessing T-shirts in a column I wrote about clothing and cancer, but very few people seem to know about them.

They mean that the patient does not have to disrobe cheap viagra canada for an infusion. She just unzips. So many nurses kvell over my port T-shirt.” Cost. About $35 — Susan Gubar, Living With Cancer columnist________Personalized masksYou can never have too many masks these days, so why not give cheap viagra canada one with a personal touch?. “I got this gift idea from a devoted mask-wearer who lives in an area with like-minded people and often doesn’t know to whom she is talking.

She suggests buying a supply of black or white masks, and personalizing each mask with the name of the designated recipient. I’m Jane cheap viagra canada. I’m Joe.” You can use iron-on letters or fabric markers. If you want to embroider, add an extra layer to the mask for added protection since the embroidery will poke holes in the top layer. Cost.

About $5 to $10 — Jane Brody, Personal Health columnist________Touch-free soap dispenser“As I started washing my hands more at the start of the viagra, I realized I was touching and contaminating the soap pump every time I lathered up. I solved the problem with this rechargeable touch-free soap dispenser from Simple Human. I know it’s just soap, but it delights me every time it squirts a blob of citrus-scented foam on my hand.” Cost. $60 — Tara Parker-Pope, Well columnist________Comfort blanketWeighted blankets are a popular gift this holiday. Read our review in Wirecutter.

€œWeighted blankets for the masses!. I just got one for myself, and my sleep is already improved. It may be a placebo effect, but I’m enjoying it while it lasts!. They are surprisingly more affordable than I expected.” Cost. $60 and up — Roni Rabin, Science reporterIf a weighted blanket isn’t your thing, try a cozy faux fur blanket.

€œI picked one up at the Pottery Barn outlet in Lancaster two years ago because it kind of matched my dog. After a long day, or a cold run, I curl up under it and feel a little bit better about the world. It’s the most important tool in my hygge box.” Cost. $40 and up — Jen A. Miller, Running columnist________The Parks ProjectA mug, hoodie or gift box from the Parks Project will support one of our national parks.

€œI’m hoping the gifts can be something my outdoor adventurer sons will enjoy for now, but also serve as a place-holder to remind them that someday when we can travel safely again, these parks will be waiting for us to explore.” Cost. $12 to $180 — Roberta Zeff, editor, Well Family________Robot floor cleanerWith people staying home more, our houses need more cleaning. A robot floor cleaner can help. €œOne of my favorite gifts ever was a robo vacuum. I have a robot mop too.

I wake up to freshly vacuumed carpet lines and a crumb-free kitchen. I named them Gillian and Dustin. It’s like a house pet that cleans.” Cost. $200 and up — Karen Barrow, assistant editor for newsroom product________“A Charlie Brown Christmas” soundtrackSongs from the original soundtrack of the CBS special, performed by the Vince Guaraldi Trio, have made the holiday playlist of President Barack Obama. €œI have the LP, and it still makes me tear up at times because it reminds me of being young.

Good for the soul.” Cost. About $15 — Sarah Williamson, art director________Women’s Bean ProjectThe Women’s Bean Project offers bean and lentil soup mixes, snacks and even dog treats, all made by women who had been chronically unemployed. By working for the Bean Project they are breaking the cycle of poverty. €œTheir food gifts nourish the body and soul. This nonprofit organization is in my hometown, Denver, and my family has volunteered with them for years.

Both their mission and location are close to my heart.” Cost. $5 to $25 — Lisa Damour, Adolescence columnistWhile we exercise, we raise and lower the levels of hundreds of molecules in our bloodstreams that are related to our metabolic health, even if we work out for only a few minutes, according to a complex and encouraging new study of the molecular effects of being active. The study, which involved more than 1,000 men and women, adds to growing evidence that exercise improves our health in large part by transforming the numbers and types of cells inside of us.There is at this point, of course, no reasonable debate about whether exercise is good for us. It is. Countless studies show that people who are active are less likely than more-sedentary people to develop or die from a host of health problems, including heart disease, diabetes, dementia, cancer, obesity and many others.

Active people also tend to live longer and feel happier.But we still know surprisingly little about just how exercise changes us for the better. What are the many, interconnected biological steps and transmutations that allow a walk today to add to our life span decades from now?. That question has been driving considerable interest recently in research looking at exercise “omics” — the study of all of the molecules in our blood or other tissues that are part of a particular biological process. Genomics, for instance, quantifies the many, many molecules involved in genetic activities. Proteomics does the same for proteins, microbiomics for the multiple contents of our microbiomes and metabolomics for molecules related to metabolic processes.

(There can be overlap between various ’omics, obviously.)Understanding how exercise affects the levels of the various molecules within us is important, because these changes are likely to be the preliminary step in a complex cascade of further biological actions that contribute to better health. Increase some molecules, decrease others, and you jump-start inter-organ messaging, gene expression and other processes that subsequently alter how we make and use insulin, burn or store fat, respond to cholesterol and so on.A number of important recent studies have delved into the ’omics of exercise, including a fascinating experiment showing that a short workout rapidly changes the levels of 9,815 molecules in people’s bloodstreams. But that study, like most other examinations of exercise and ’omics, involved relatively few volunteers — 36, in that case — and did not link molecular changes with subsequent health outcomes.So, for the new study, which was published in September in Circulation, researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and other institutions decided to up the number of exercisers whose ’omics would be parsed and also try to find connections between the ’omics data and later health.Conveniently, they had access to a large group of potential volunteers among men and women already enrolled in the long-term Framingham Heart Study, which is overseen primarily by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital. The scientists now asked 411 middle-aged volunteers enrolled in the study to visit the lab and exercise, by pedaling to exhaustion on a stationary bicycle. Most riders’ efforts lasted for a little less than 12 minutes.

The researchers drew blood before the ride and afterward, within about a minute of when, worn out, the cyclists quit.The scientists then ran the blood samples through a mass spectrometer, a machine that counts and quantifies molecules. The researchers focused on metabolites, which are molecules related to metabolic processes. The label “metabolite” is somewhat arbitrary, but for this study, the researchers focused mostly on molecules that could affect people’s insulin, fat burning, cholesterol, blood sugar and other aspects of cellular fueling.They found plenty. Of 588 metabolites checked, the levels of more than 80 percent generally grew or dropped during the short rides. To reinforce those findings, the scientists repeated the experiment with another 783 Framingham volunteers, checking their blood before and after exercise for changes in about 200 of the molecules that had been most altered in the first group.

Again, these metabolites changed in the same ways as before.Last and perhaps most intriguing, the researchers created what they called molecular “signatures” of the levels of a few, representative metabolites that changed with exercise. They then looked for these same patterns of metabolites in stored blood samples gathered decades before from past Framingham participants, while also checking to see if and when any of these volunteers had passed away.The relevant signatures popped up in some of the blood samples, the researchers found, and these samples tended to be from people who had not died prematurely, suggesting that the kinds of metabolite changes that occur with exercise might influence and improve health well into the future.That idea is “speculative,” though, says Dr. Gregory Lewis, the section head of the heart failure program and director of the cardiopulmonary exercise laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital, who oversaw the new study. The decades-old blood samples were drawn during standard medical testing, not after exercise, he says, so some people with desirable metabolite signatures might have been born that way and not needed workouts to remodel their metabolites.Even among the current volunteers, he points out, different people’s molecules responded somewhat differently to their exercise. Over all, people with obesity developed fewer changes than leaner riders, suggesting they might somehow resist some of the benefits of exercise.

Men and women, as groups, also showed slightly discordant molecular signatures, but age did not influence people’s molecular responses.Larger future ’omics studies should help scientists tease out how and why we each react as we do to exercise, Dr. Lewis says, and enable researchers to define more-precise molecular signatures that might indicate, with a blood test, how fit someone is or how their bodies may respond to different types of exercise.But for now, the current study underscores just how pervasive and immediate the effects of exercise can be. €œThis was barely 10 minutes of exercise,” Dr. Lewis says, “but it shifted so much” inside people..

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Quick! http://aj72.com/buy-kamagra-online-australia/ online doctor viagra. Everybody into the conference room. Today, we’re going to discuss what science has to say about some of the most memorable scenes from online doctor viagra the enduring hit TV series, The Office.The Office ended in 2013, but the show continues to delight old fans and attract new ones on streaming services. The success of the Office Ladies podcast, hosted by Jenna Fischer (Pam) and Angela Kinsey (Angela), further affirms the show’s abiding popularity. It’s apparent that people won’t stop appreciating the endearing employees at the Dunder Mifflin Paper Company anytime soon.The outlandish scenes still make for interesting water cooler banter, and you might be wondering if there’s any online doctor viagra truth to them.

Let’s take a coffee break and have an educational look at five classic moments from the show.Angela’s Beet Juice CleanseIn S6:E23, Dwight and Angela meet with a lawyer to discuss their childbearing contract. Item five, point “B” states that Angela must online doctor viagra complete a “beet juice cleanse.” When Dwight asks for a stool sample to verify she is doing the cleanse, Angela flashes her red-stained teeth as proof instead.Juice cleansing is a controversial dietary trend. During the cleanse period, which is performed for 3–10 days to reportedly detox and lose weight, participants usually consume nothing but juices extracted from fruits and vegetables. Beets are a root vegetable and a good source of some nutrients such as folate, magnesium online doctor viagra and vitamin C. Betalain pigments, which give beets the deep red color that stained Angela’s teeth, are antioxidants that also have anti-inflammatory effects.

Additionally, beets contain nitrates that widen blood vessels, which can reduce blood pressure and increase blood flow to the brain. One drawback to juicing is the loss of fiber, a key nutrient in this vegetable.Due to online doctor viagra the sharp drop in caloric intake, people on a juice cleanse often lose a little weight. Unfortunately, it is typically gained back as soon as a normal diet resumes. Additionally, many juicers are likely to experience online doctor viagra low blood sugar and depleted energy levels. Restricting the juice diet to a single fruit or vegetable will also deprive the individual of other vital nutrients, including protein.On occasion, especially in people with pre-existing conditions, juicing can lead to excess oxalate in the body, causing acute kidney stones or damage.

Given the online doctor viagra deprivation of calories, the limited nutrients and the potential adverse effects, a juice cleanse would not be advisable during pregnancy or while trying to conceive.Incidentally, Dwight was not entirely off-base for requesting a stool sample to verify Angela’s compliance with the beet cleanse. In some people, the betalains can cause stools to darken and urine to redden (a side effect known as beeturia).Dwight’s “Hygiene Hypothesis”In S7:E7, Pam leads a discussion about how to minimize germs from being spread around the office. In response to hand sanitizers being set up in the workplace, Dwight online doctor viagra protests, “The worst thing you can do for your immune system is to coddle it. €¦ If Sabre really cared about our well-being, they would set up hand desanitizing stations. A simple bowl at every juncture filled with dirt, vomit, fecal matter.”Dwight appears to be referring to the online doctor viagra so-called “hygiene hypothesis,” which suggests that our modern germaphobic tendencies are detrimental to our immune system.

The idea is particularly applicable during childhood when the immune system is in its earliest stages of development. Failing to appropriately train the immune system during this critical period may cause it to malfunction. Without germs to fight, some think that the immune online doctor viagra system might resort to attacking harmless things or the body, leading to allergies and autoimmune disorders, respectively.Supporting the idea are studies that have correlated the presence of microbes during childhood with decreased allergies. For example, some studies report a reduced incidence of hay fever in people who grew up on a farm as opposed to in a city. In some studies, online doctor viagra this effect can be linked to animal exposure.

Even in a city environment, pets, particularly dogs, can have a protective effect from the development of allergies.It is doubtful that the hygiene hypothesis applies in adults, as the developmental window on the immune system has largely closed after 3 – 4 years of age. So, Dwight’s idea to dirty up the office is not only gross, online doctor viagra but also scientifically unsound. Furthermore, the hygiene hypothesis is far from proven, and many confounding variables such as genes, diet and the prevalence of antibiotics and pollutants likely conspire to shape a person’s immune system.Since it was first proposed in 1989, the hygiene hypothesis has been controversial. Some scientists have argued that use of the word hygiene is an unfortunate online doctor viagra misnomer that discourages people from being sanitary. Returning to an era of filth would only increase rates and detract from finding the real explanation behind the rise of asthma and allergy in developed societies.

A more recent version of the idea known as the “old friends” hypothesis distinguishes between good and bad microbes. It asserts that we should certainly protect ourselves and children from dangerous pathogens, such as those lurking in online doctor viagra fecal matter, vomit or unclean food, but not be overly concerned about beneficial or harmless microbes that are routinely encountered. These are already present in and around our bodies and may be important for appropriately training the immune system.Rabies Awareness Fun RunIn S4:E1, Michael hits Meredith with his car, sending her to the hospital with a cracked pelvis. At the hospital, online doctor viagra Meredith reveals she was also recently bitten by a bat, racoon and rat, on separate occasions. This prompts the doctors to begin treatment for rabies.

And it inspires Michael to organize the "Michael Scott's Dunder Mifflin Scranton Meredith Palmer Memorial online doctor viagra Celebrity Rabies Awareness Pro-Am Fun Run Race for the Cure."But how big of a threat is rabies in reality?. Rabies is common enough in wildlife, but is rarely seen these days in domesticated animals and people living in developed nations. From 2009 to 2018, only 25 cases of human rabies were reported in the online doctor viagra U.S.. That’s just one to three cases per year. Any mammal can be infected with rabies, but it is most frequently transmitted to humans by raccoons, skunks, bats and foxes.Rabies is a bullet-shaped viagra that slowly creeps through the nerves until it finds the online doctor viagra brain, where it causes a terrifying transformation that blurs the line between human and beast.

Rabid animals foam at the mouth and become ferociously aggressive. The sickness can turn a lamb into a lion. Also, as Michael Scott points out, people suffering from rabies develop an intense aversion to water known as hydrophobia.The rabies viagra concentrates in saliva and can be transmitted through biting online doctor viagra. You might think that a viagra capable of such wizardry would be highly complex, but it contains only five genes. One of online doctor viagra these genes makes a protein that appears to interfere with communication between cells in the brain, which likely contributes to the behavioral changes caused by rabies.

Fun fact. The hangover remedy known as online doctor viagra “hair of the dog” has its origins in a supposed rabies treatment devised by the Roman naturalist Pliny the Elder. Pliny suggested rabies victims should “insert in the wound ashes of hairs from the tail of the dog that inflicted the bite.” Don’t try this. It does not work.As for Michael’s efforts, his Rabies Fun Run would have been more relevant prior to the 1880s, online doctor viagra before Louis Pasteur developed the first rabies treatment. Or, in other parts of the world that face more cases of rabies.

Globally, rabies kills nearly 60,000 people each year, largely due to lack of resources and access to medical care.Lice Bug BombPediculus humanus capitis was the featured guest on S9:E10, causing an infestation across cubicles at 1725 Slough Avenue. While everyone assumed the head lice came from Meredith, the source was actually Pam, who contracted them from online doctor viagra her daughter Cece.Lice are tiny insect parasites that take up residence on the scalp. These so-called skull vampires suck blood for nourishment and glue their eggs (nits) tightly to the hair. The insects can’t jump or fly, but can be passed between people who share hairbrushes, clips, online doctor viagra bedding, towels, clothing or hats. The most common source of transmission is through direct contact with an infested person’s hair.

While head lice are an annoyance, they do not carry any known disease.Our friends on The Office put their heads together (not literally, thankfully) and offered online doctor viagra several different solutions. Following Erin's advice, infected co-workers applied generous globs of mayonnaise to each other's hair to try to suffocate the lice. Meredith took a more radical approach and shaved online doctor viagra her head. True to form, Dwight overreacts and attempts to rid the office of lice with a bug bomb grenade. Naturally, it explodes before he leaves the room, and the online doctor viagra toxic fumes cause him to hallucinate and faint.Of all the solutions attempted, Meredith’s is most certain to work.

Depriving the lice of hair deprives them of a place to lay eggs, and the adults are easily washed away. But many people are not willing to sacrifice their locks. While it’s a popular home remedy, Erin’s idea online doctor viagra to suffocate the lice with mayonnaise (petroleum jelly is also common) rarely works, according to (the aptly named) Mayo Clinic. And, as this episode illustrates, bug bombs are far more trouble than they are worth. Lice cannot survive without a host for more than a day, so online doctor viagra there is no need to fumigate and risk exposure to dangerous chemicals.

More than 3,200 cases of bug bomb-related illnesses, including four human deaths, were reported in the U.S. Between 2007 and 2015.One effective way to online doctor viagra treat lice is to use a shampoo containing an insecticide like permethrin. Permethrin is an insect neurotoxin that causes paralysis in the louse by disrupting sodium transport across its cellular membranes. Nit combs can be online doctor viagra used in conjunction with the shampoo treatment to physically remove eggs unaffected by the insecticide. Multiple treatments are advised to ensure all of the lice have been eradicated.Kevin’s Stinky FeetJim and Pam’s wedding in S6:E4 was filled with unforgettable moments, including the revelation that Kevin has a serious foot odor issue.

Kevin left his shoes outside his hotel door to be cleaned, only to find that they had disappeared during the night. The hotel online doctor viagra manager told him. €œMr. Malone, your shoes are gone online doctor viagra. €¦ When the bag was opened by our shoeshine, the smell overcame him.

I, too, smelled them online doctor viagra and made the choice that they must be thrown away. Incinerated, actually.”Scientists have sniffed out the cause of bromodosis (foot odor), and it can be traced to a bacterium called Brevibacterium linens. Our bodies are home to trillions of bacteria, likely more than 10,000 different species, that live on or online doctor viagra inside us. B. Linens are harmless denizens of our skin, where they consume dead cells online doctor viagra.

As they digest the dead skin cells, they release smelly sulfur-containing compounds called S-methyl thioesters as waste products.Sweaty feet create a moist and salty environment that allows this species of bacteria to thrive, generating pungent odors as they excrete more and more S-methyl thioesters. Incidentally, these are the same bacteria used to produce the rind of smelly cheeses like Limburger.Kevin could have reduced his foot odor by depriving the bacteria of the sweat they need to grow. He could have achieved this by wearing open-toed shoes whenever possible, using powder or carrying online doctor viagra an extra pair of dry, fresh socks. There may also be additional hope on the horizon for folks like Kevin, cursed with industrial strength foot odor. Scientists recently found that socks coated in zinc oxide nanoparticles, which have potent antibacterial activity, are effective at preventing foot odor.Armed with that knowledge, online doctor viagra you can now comfortably prop up your feet and marathon through all nine seasons of The Office.

Or, at least track down these standout episodes — with an eye toward science.For some people, the idea of going to the store without a mask right now is so shocking, they’re having stress dreams about it. But once the need to online doctor viagra wear a face-covering every time we go shopping is over, our instinct to reach for our masks might not disappear entirely in the U.S. Living through the worst epidemic Americans have seen in a century might shift attitudes about long-term mask use, in part because what many people experienced during the viagra is uniquely traumatic, says Isaac Fung, an epidemiologist at Georgia Southern University. €œIt’s probably a once-in-a-lifetime experience, even though there have been, and will be, erectile dysfunctiones that create an epidemic.” Who changes behaviors and how frequently they reach for their face coverings, however, online doctor viagra could depend on a few factors.Lasting Effects of TraumaPart of why it’s possible that masks could become a more long-term fixture in the U.S. Is because elsewhere in the world, previous viagras had the same effect.

In 2003, the SARS outbreaks in parts of Asia, including China, Taiwan and South Korea, required mask-wearing. The shock of the SARS outbreaks and a cultural memory of what helped control them could partially explain online doctor viagra why the transition to consistent mask use in some of these nations during erectile dysfunction treatment was seamless compared to the U.S., Fung says. €œThey have both the fortunate and misfortune of the impact of SARS in 2003.” In between the viagras, consistent mask-wearing in parts of Asia evolved into an occasional polite choice someone might make if they had a cold or cough and were out in public. Masks, along with other erectile dysfunction treatment protocols online doctor viagra like hand washing and social distancing, can reduce the odds of someone spreading other illnesses like the seasonal flu. In the U.S., a similar scenario — a population scarred by a viagra comes to realize how useful the masks are for other illnesses — might play out.

Granted, mask use online doctor viagra has become political in the U.S. In a way it hasn’t in many other places, Fung points out. But throughout the viagra, Pew online doctor viagra Research Center surveys have shown that the partisan divide on masking behaviors lessened over time.Christos Lynteris, a social anthropologist at the University of St Andrews in Scotland, thinks future consistent mask use might stand a chance in part because the viagra won’t end with one theatrical, celebratory announcement. If the health crisis was suddenly “over” one day, some people might reject masks completely from there on out. €œThrowing your mask away [could be] like you're unshackling yourself from the epidemic, which is online doctor viagra over,” Lynteris says.

But it’s more likely the viagra could see seasonal resurgences like the flu and draw out for a while. In that case, the longer battle with erectile dysfunction could help individuals see masks as a more consistent part of life that comes with other health benefits. Too Close for ComfortThe realization of the online doctor viagra perpetual benefits of masks might take hold in cities best, particularly if many residents rely on public transit, Fung says. When people don’t own cars and need to get around via packed buses or train cars, they spend a lot more time in close contact with other people. It’s hard to be in online doctor viagra that environment daily and not see the value of a face covering, Fung says.

In large swathes of the U.S. Where people commute in their own cars or rely on relatively-empty public transportation, the appeal of wearing masks might not be as strong.Future mask use could also depend on how well people transform the face-covering into an effective but appealing online doctor viagra — maybe even fashionable — accessory. If public health departments had wanted to make mask-wearing a more consistent part of long-term healthy behaviors, the institutions could have been more intentional about encouraging this transition, Lynteris says. €œYou need to allow online doctor viagra people to adopt the mask as their own thing,” he says. Meeting with different communities and encouraging people to make masks look the way they want them to could make them more appealing.

In parts of Asia, people pulled off this exact transition with masks over the years. People sell and purchase masks that coordinate with outfits, and when it online doctor viagra is part of the wardrobe, the face-covering becomes even more likely to be worn, Fung says. If covering faces in public persists for years to come, the well-meaning action would be more likely to be effective if people had a better idea of how to handle the masks. In fact, this online doctor viagra is a part of mask education that Fung thinks could be improved right now during the viagra. €œThis part of health education I do not see happening in the U.S.,” he says.

€œWe are only focusing on wearing it, not how to properly take it off or wash it.” Handling masks correctly can reduce the likelihood that any viagra on online doctor viagra the material doesn’t make its way into your nose or mouth. And while the CDC has guidelines on appropriate behavior, simply having online information available for those who search for it isn’t quite enough, Lynteris notes. Appropriate mask online doctor viagra protocols are another topic public health officials should discuss with communities. A chance to ask questions — about when masks should be cleaned or how to dispose of them, for example — or even hear from others about the mistakes they’ve made can familiarize people with what they need to do themselves. €œIf you don’t use the mask correctly but think it's protecting you, you may be engaging in behavior where you online doctor viagra put yourself and others at risk,” Lynteris says.

€œIt’s an important conversation we’re not having.”Alcohol consumption in the U.S. Surged in 2020. Booze delivery services gained popularity while market online doctor viagra reports relayed information about higher sales volumes. Even academic surveys found people were drinking more — one sample representing roughly 1,500 American adults found that on average, three of every four individuals were pouring themselves a drink an extra day every month.Of course, having a beer one extra day of the month doesn’t necessarily mean someone is drinking too much. But when it comes to self-assessing booze habits, people tend to define the problem in a way that somehow leaves their own habits in good standing, says Patricia E online doctor viagra.

Molina, the director of the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Center of Excellence at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans. €œWhat the lay public tends to do is pay attention or focus on one aspect that is convenient for online doctor viagra their definition." Beyond Binge DrinkingTypically, people use the term binge drinking as a benchmark of whether or not they’ve had one too many. The term refers to booze consumption that brings someone’s blood alcohol content (BAC) to .08g/dl or above — the legal limit for driving in the U.S. Most men reach that value after having five drinks in two hours, while women typically reach it after having four drinks online doctor viagra in the same time span. Binge drinking is the most common and deadly form of excessive drinking in the U.S., according to the CDC, as it’s associated with a wide range of health consequences.

Some stem from the impact alcohol has on the body, such as alcohol poisoning, while others are due to the way alcohol disrupts our ability to function, like injuries from car accidents. But online doctor viagra even when people haven't reached excessive BAC levels, it doesn’t exempt them, or others, from harm. €œOne could make the argument that, okay, if I don't drink that much in two hours, but over a longer period of time, is that okay?. € Molina says online doctor viagra. €œWell, not completely.” Besides binge drinking, the CDC also labels heavy drinking as a risky, harmful behavior, and is a concept Molina thinks should be a larger part of alcohol education campaigns.

Classified as eight or more online doctor viagra drinks a week for women and 15 or more a week for men, heavy drinking is less likely to cause short-term issues, like car accidents. But over time, the habit can lead to a range of cancers, liver disease and heart problems, as well as depression and anxiety. So while someone might be able to drive their car after tailgating all Saturday, they may still have online doctor viagra put away several drinks over the entire afternoon, Molina says, pushing the limit of what qualifies as a week of heavy drinking. Ultimately, the fewer drinks someone has, the better. To keep online doctor viagra the health consequences of alcohol low, the official USDA dietary guidelines for 2020 to 2025 cap moderate drinking at two drinks a day for men and one drink a day for women.

However, the scientific advisory group that helps craft these guidelines has recommended that the cap be one drink a day for everyone. No Sense of StandardEven if someone was keeping track of their beer habit and trying to stick to these quantities, a lot of people don’t know or can’t estimate what qualifies as a single drink, Molina says. In the U.S., a standard drink contains 14 grams of alcohol online doctor viagra. Since different kinds of drinks have a range of alcohol content, that serving size pans out to be 12 ounces of a 5 percent alcohol beer, five ounces of wine and one and a half ounces of liquor. These volumes don’t always match what someone might perceive as a single serving, like an oversized can of beer or a restaurant pour online doctor viagra of wine, which is often closer to eight ounces, Molina says.

Studies have shown that people tend to overestimate what qualifies as a standard drink anyways, and when asked to pour out a single serving, are too generous. If people drink more than they think they do, then their threshold for what it takes to feel buzzed is likely higher than they thought, online doctor viagra too. How people develop alcohol tolerance — where a given number of drinks has less of an effect on their ability to function over time — isn’t well understood by researchers, though there are likely genetic and social influences at work. But increasing tolerance is often associated with alcohol use disorder or alcohol online doctor viagra dependence. The more someone drinks, Molina says, the more they need to achieve the relaxation or buzz they’re seeking through alcohol.

At the same time, “you increase the risk of falling into a pattern of drinking to avoid negative feelings,” she says.For anyone curious about the best ways to recalibrate their drinking patterns, Molina recommends Rethinking Drinking, a National Institute of Health resource that spells out serving sizes, how those compare to what standard drink containers hold, and what different drinking habits look like..

Quick! Buy kamagra online australia cheap viagra canada. Everybody into the conference room. Today, we’re going to discuss what science has to say about some of the most memorable scenes from the enduring hit TV series, cheap viagra canada The Office.The Office ended in 2013, but the show continues to delight old fans and attract new ones on streaming services. The success of the Office Ladies podcast, hosted by Jenna Fischer (Pam) and Angela Kinsey (Angela), further affirms the show’s abiding popularity.

It’s apparent that people won’t stop appreciating the endearing employees at the Dunder Mifflin Paper Company anytime soon.The outlandish scenes still make for interesting water cooler banter, and cheap viagra canada you might be wondering if there’s any truth to them. Let’s take a coffee break and have an educational look at five classic moments from the show.Angela’s Beet Juice CleanseIn S6:E23, Dwight and Angela meet with a lawyer to discuss their childbearing contract. Item five, point “B” states cheap viagra canada that Angela must complete a “beet juice cleanse.” When Dwight asks for a stool sample to verify she is doing the cleanse, Angela flashes her red-stained teeth as proof instead.Juice cleansing is a controversial dietary trend. During the cleanse period, which is performed for 3–10 days to reportedly detox and lose weight, participants usually consume nothing but juices extracted from fruits and vegetables.

Beets are a root vegetable cheap viagra canada and a good source of some nutrients such as folate, magnesium and vitamin C. Betalain pigments, which give beets the deep red color that stained Angela’s teeth, are antioxidants that also have anti-inflammatory effects. Additionally, beets contain nitrates that widen blood vessels, which can reduce blood pressure and increase blood flow to the brain. One drawback to juicing is the loss of fiber, a key nutrient in this vegetable.Due to the sharp cheap viagra canada drop in caloric intake, people on a juice cleanse often lose a little weight.

Unfortunately, it is typically gained back as soon as a normal diet resumes. Additionally, many juicers cheap viagra canada are likely to experience low blood sugar and depleted energy levels. Restricting the juice diet to a single fruit or vegetable will also deprive the individual of other vital nutrients, including protein.On occasion, especially in people with pre-existing conditions, juicing can lead to excess oxalate in the body, causing acute kidney stones or damage. Given the deprivation of calories, the limited nutrients and the potential adverse effects, cheap viagra canada a juice cleanse would not be advisable during pregnancy or while trying to conceive.Incidentally, Dwight was not entirely off-base for requesting a stool sample to verify Angela’s compliance with the beet cleanse.

In some people, the betalains can cause stools to darken and urine to redden (a side effect known as beeturia).Dwight’s “Hygiene Hypothesis”In S7:E7, Pam leads a discussion about how to minimize germs from being spread around the office. In response to hand sanitizers being set up in the cheap viagra canada workplace, Dwight protests, “The worst thing you can do for your immune system is to coddle it. €¦ If Sabre really cared about our well-being, they would set up hand desanitizing stations. A simple bowl at every juncture filled with dirt, vomit, fecal matter.”Dwight appears to be referring to the so-called “hygiene hypothesis,” which suggests that cheap viagra canada our modern germaphobic tendencies are detrimental to our immune system.

The idea is particularly applicable during childhood when the immune system is in its earliest stages of development. Failing to appropriately train the immune system during this critical period may cause it to malfunction. Without germs to fight, some think that the immune system might resort to attacking harmless things or the body, leading to allergies and autoimmune disorders, respectively.Supporting the idea are studies that have correlated the presence of cheap viagra canada microbes during childhood with decreased allergies. For example, some studies report a reduced incidence of hay fever in people who grew up on a farm as opposed to in a city.

In some studies, this effect can be linked to cheap viagra canada animal exposure. Even in a city environment, pets, particularly dogs, can have a protective effect from the development of allergies.It is doubtful that the hygiene hypothesis applies in adults, as the developmental window on the immune system has largely closed after 3 – 4 years of age. So, Dwight’s idea to dirty up the office is not only gross, cheap viagra canada but also scientifically unsound. Furthermore, the hygiene hypothesis is far from proven, and many confounding variables such as genes, diet and the prevalence of antibiotics and pollutants likely conspire to shape a person’s immune system.Since it was first proposed in 1989, the hygiene hypothesis has been controversial.

Some scientists cheap viagra canada have argued that use of the word hygiene is an unfortunate misnomer that discourages people from being sanitary. Returning to an era of filth would only increase rates and detract from finding the real explanation behind the rise of asthma and allergy in developed societies. A more recent version of the idea known as the “old friends” hypothesis distinguishes between good and bad microbes. It asserts that we should certainly protect ourselves and children from dangerous pathogens, such as those lurking in fecal matter, vomit cheap viagra canada or unclean food, but not be overly concerned about beneficial or harmless microbes that are routinely encountered.

These are already present in and around our bodies and may be important for appropriately training the immune system.Rabies Awareness Fun RunIn S4:E1, Michael hits Meredith with his car, sending her to the hospital with a cracked pelvis. At the hospital, Meredith reveals she was also recently bitten by a bat, racoon and rat, on separate cheap viagra canada occasions. This prompts the doctors to begin treatment for rabies. And it inspires cheap viagra canada Michael to organize the "Michael Scott's Dunder Mifflin Scranton Meredith Palmer Memorial Celebrity Rabies Awareness Pro-Am Fun Run Race for the Cure."But how big of a threat is rabies in reality?.

Rabies is common enough in wildlife, but is rarely seen these days in domesticated animals and people living in developed nations. From 2009 to 2018, only cheap viagra canada 25 cases of human rabies were reported in the U.S.. That’s just one to three cases per year. Any mammal can be infected with rabies, but it is most frequently transmitted to humans by raccoons, skunks, bats and foxes.Rabies is a bullet-shaped viagra that slowly creeps through the nerves until it finds the brain, where it causes a terrifying transformation that cheap viagra canada blurs the line between human and beast.

Rabid animals foam at the mouth and become ferociously aggressive. The sickness can turn a lamb into a lion. Also, as Michael Scott points out, people suffering from rabies develop an intense cheap viagra canada aversion to water known as hydrophobia.The rabies viagra concentrates in saliva and can be transmitted through biting. You might think that a viagra capable of such wizardry would be highly complex, but it contains only five genes.

One of these genes makes a protein that appears to interfere with communication between cells in the brain, which cheap viagra canada likely contributes to the behavioral changes caused by rabies. Fun fact. The hangover cheap viagra canada remedy known as “hair of the dog” has its origins in a supposed rabies treatment devised by the Roman naturalist Pliny the Elder. Pliny suggested rabies victims should “insert in the wound ashes of hairs from the tail of the dog that inflicted the bite.” Don’t try this.

It does not work.As for Michael’s efforts, his Rabies Fun Run would have been more cheap viagra canada relevant prior to the 1880s, before Louis Pasteur developed the first rabies treatment. Or, in other parts of the world that face more cases of rabies. Globally, rabies kills nearly 60,000 people each year, largely due to lack of resources and access to medical care.Lice Bug BombPediculus humanus capitis was the featured guest on S9:E10, causing an infestation across cubicles at 1725 Slough Avenue. While everyone assumed the head lice came from Meredith, the source was actually Pam, who contracted them from her daughter Cece.Lice are tiny insect parasites that take up residence on the scalp cheap viagra canada.

These so-called skull vampires suck blood for nourishment and glue their eggs (nits) tightly to the hair. The insects can’t jump or fly, but cheap viagra canada can be passed between people who share hairbrushes, clips, bedding, towels, clothing or hats. The most common source of transmission is through direct contact with an infested person’s hair. While head lice are an annoyance, they do not carry any known disease.Our friends on The Office put their heads together (not literally, thankfully) and offered cheap viagra canada several different solutions.

Following Erin's advice, infected co-workers applied generous globs of mayonnaise to each other's hair to try to suffocate the lice. Meredith took a more radical approach and cheap viagra canada shaved her head. True to form, Dwight overreacts and attempts to rid the office of lice with a bug bomb grenade. Naturally, it explodes before he leaves the room, and the toxic fumes cause him to hallucinate and faint.Of cheap viagra canada all the solutions attempted, Meredith’s is most certain to work.

Depriving the lice of hair deprives them of a place to lay eggs, and the adults are easily washed away. But many people are not willing to sacrifice their locks. While it’s a popular home remedy, Erin’s idea to suffocate the lice with mayonnaise (petroleum jelly is cheap viagra canada also common) rarely works, according to (the aptly named) Mayo Clinic. And, as this episode illustrates, bug bombs are far more trouble than they are worth.

Lice cannot cheap viagra canada survive without a host for more than a day, so there is no need to fumigate and risk exposure to dangerous chemicals. More than 3,200 cases of bug bomb-related illnesses, including four human deaths, were reported in the U.S. Between 2007 and 2015.One effective way to treat cheap viagra canada lice is to use a shampoo containing an insecticide like permethrin. Permethrin is an insect neurotoxin that causes paralysis in the louse by disrupting sodium transport across its cellular membranes.

Nit combs can be used in conjunction with the cheap viagra canada shampoo treatment to physically remove eggs unaffected by the insecticide. Multiple treatments are advised to ensure all of the lice have been eradicated.Kevin’s Stinky FeetJim and Pam’s wedding in S6:E4 was filled with unforgettable moments, including the revelation that Kevin has a serious foot odor issue. Kevin left his shoes outside his hotel door to be cleaned, only to find that they had disappeared during the night. The hotel manager told him cheap viagra canada.

€œMr. Malone, your cheap viagra canada shoes are gone. €¦ When the bag was opened by our shoeshine, the smell overcame him. I, too, smelled them and made the choice that they must cheap viagra canada be thrown away.

Incinerated, actually.”Scientists have sniffed out the cause of bromodosis (foot odor), and it can be traced to a bacterium called Brevibacterium linens. Our bodies are home to trillions of bacteria, likely more than 10,000 cheap viagra canada different species, that live on or inside us. B. Linens are cheap viagra canada harmless denizens of our skin, where they consume dead cells.

As they digest the dead skin cells, they release smelly sulfur-containing compounds called S-methyl thioesters as waste products.Sweaty feet create a moist and salty environment that allows this species of bacteria to thrive, generating pungent odors as they excrete more and more S-methyl thioesters. Incidentally, these are the same bacteria used to produce the rind of smelly cheeses like Limburger.Kevin could have reduced his foot odor by depriving the bacteria of the sweat they need to grow. He could have achieved this cheap viagra canada by wearing open-toed shoes whenever possible, using powder or carrying an extra pair of dry, fresh socks. There may also be additional hope on the horizon for folks like Kevin, cursed with industrial strength foot odor.

Scientists recently found that socks coated in zinc oxide nanoparticles, which have potent antibacterial activity, are effective at preventing foot odor.Armed with that knowledge, you cheap viagra canada can now comfortably prop up your feet and marathon through all nine seasons of The Office. Or, at least track down these standout episodes — with an eye toward science.For some people, the idea of going to the store without a mask right now is so shocking, they’re having stress dreams about it. But once the need to wear a face-covering every time cheap viagra canada we go shopping is over, our instinct to reach for our masks might not disappear entirely in the U.S. Living through the worst epidemic Americans have seen in a century might shift attitudes about long-term mask use, in part because what many people experienced during the viagra is uniquely traumatic, says Isaac Fung, an epidemiologist at Georgia Southern University.

€œIt’s probably a once-in-a-lifetime experience, even though there have been, and will be, erectile dysfunctiones that create an epidemic.” Who changes behaviors and how frequently they reach for their face coverings, however, could depend on a few factors.Lasting Effects of TraumaPart of why it’s possible that masks could become a cheap viagra canada more long-term fixture in the U.S. Is because elsewhere in the world, previous viagras had the same effect. In 2003, the SARS outbreaks in parts of Asia, including China, Taiwan and South Korea, required mask-wearing. The shock of the SARS outbreaks cheap viagra canada and a cultural memory of what helped control them could partially explain why the transition to consistent mask use in some of these nations during erectile dysfunction treatment was seamless compared to the U.S., Fung says.

€œThey have both the fortunate and misfortune of the impact of SARS in 2003.” In between the viagras, consistent mask-wearing in parts of Asia evolved into an occasional polite choice someone might make if they had a cold or cough and were out in public. Masks, along with other erectile dysfunction treatment protocols like cheap viagra canada hand washing and social distancing, can reduce the odds of someone spreading other illnesses like the seasonal flu. In the U.S., a similar scenario — a population scarred by a viagra comes to realize how useful the masks are for other illnesses — might play out. Granted, mask use has become political in the U.S cheap viagra canada.

In a way it hasn’t in many other places, Fung points out. But throughout the viagra, Pew Research Center surveys have shown that the partisan divide on masking behaviors lessened over time.Christos Lynteris, a social anthropologist at the University of cheap viagra canada St Andrews in Scotland, thinks future consistent mask use might stand a chance in part because the viagra won’t end with one theatrical, celebratory announcement. If the health crisis was suddenly “over” one day, some people might reject masks completely from there on out. €œThrowing your mask away [could be] cheap viagra canada like you're unshackling yourself from the epidemic, which is over,” Lynteris says.

But it’s more likely the viagra could see seasonal resurgences like the flu and draw out for a while. In that case, the longer battle with erectile dysfunction could help individuals see masks as a more consistent part of life that comes with other health benefits. Too Close for ComfortThe realization of the cheap viagra canada perpetual benefits of masks might take hold in cities best, particularly if many residents rely on public transit, Fung says. When people don’t own cars and need to get around via packed buses or train cars, they spend a lot more time in close contact with other people.

It’s hard to be in that environment daily cheap viagra canada and not see the value of a face covering, Fung says. In large swathes of the U.S. Where people commute in their own cars or rely on relatively-empty public transportation, the appeal of wearing masks might not be as strong.Future cheap viagra canada mask use could also depend on how well people transform the face-covering into an effective but appealing — maybe even fashionable — accessory. If public health departments had wanted to make mask-wearing a more consistent part of long-term healthy behaviors, the institutions could have been more intentional about encouraging this transition, Lynteris says.

€œYou need cheap viagra canada to allow people to adopt the mask as their own thing,” he says. Meeting with different communities and encouraging people to make masks look the way they want them to could make them more appealing. In parts of Asia, people pulled off this exact transition with masks over the years. People sell and purchase masks that coordinate with outfits, and when it is part of the wardrobe, the face-covering becomes even more likely to cheap viagra canada be worn, Fung says.

If covering faces in public persists for years to come, the well-meaning action would be more likely to be effective if people had a better idea of how to handle the masks. In fact, this cheap viagra canada is a part of mask education that Fung thinks could be improved right now during the viagra. €œThis part of health education I do not see happening in the U.S.,” he says. €œWe are only focusing on cheap viagra canada wearing it, not how to properly take it off or wash it.” Handling masks correctly can reduce the likelihood that any viagra on the material doesn’t make its way into your nose or mouth.

And while the CDC has guidelines on appropriate behavior, simply having online information available for those who search for it isn’t quite enough, Lynteris notes. Appropriate mask protocols are another cheap viagra canada topic public health officials should discuss with communities. A chance to ask questions — about when masks should be cleaned or how to dispose of them, for example — or even hear from others about the mistakes they’ve made can familiarize people with what they need to do themselves. €œIf you don’t use cheap viagra canada the mask correctly but think it's protecting you, you may be engaging in behavior where you put yourself and others at risk,” Lynteris says.

€œIt’s an important conversation we’re not having.”Alcohol consumption in the U.S. Surged in 2020. Booze delivery services gained popularity while cheap viagra canada market reports relayed information about higher sales volumes. Even academic surveys found people were drinking more — one sample representing roughly 1,500 American adults found that on average, three of every four individuals were pouring themselves a drink an extra day every month.Of course, having a beer one extra day of the month doesn’t necessarily mean someone is drinking too much.

But when it comes to self-assessing booze cheap viagra canada habits, people tend to define the problem in a way that somehow leaves their own habits in good standing, says Patricia E. Molina, the director of the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Center of Excellence at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans. €œWhat the lay public tends to do is pay attention or focus on one aspect that is convenient for their definition." Beyond Binge DrinkingTypically, people use the term binge drinking as a cheap viagra canada benchmark of whether or not they’ve had one too many. The term refers to booze consumption that brings someone’s blood alcohol content (BAC) to .08g/dl or above — the legal limit for driving in the U.S.

Most men cheap viagra canada reach that value after having five drinks in two hours, while women typically reach it after having four drinks in the same time span. Binge drinking is the most common and deadly form of excessive drinking in the U.S., according to the CDC, as it’s associated with a wide range of health consequences. Some stem from the impact alcohol has on the body, such as alcohol poisoning, while others are due to the way alcohol disrupts our ability to function, like injuries from car accidents. But even when people haven't reached excessive BAC levels, it doesn’t exempt them, cheap viagra canada or others, from harm.

€œOne could make the argument that, okay, if I don't drink that much in two hours, but over a longer period of time, is that okay?. € Molina says cheap viagra canada. €œWell, not completely.” Besides binge drinking, the CDC also labels heavy drinking as a risky, harmful behavior, and is a concept Molina thinks should be a larger part of alcohol education campaigns. Classified as eight or more drinks a week for women and 15 or more cheap viagra canada a week for men, heavy drinking is less likely to cause short-term issues, like car accidents.

But over time, the habit can lead to a range of cancers, liver disease and heart problems, as well as depression and anxiety. So while someone might be able to drive their car cheap viagra canada after tailgating all Saturday, they may still have put away several drinks over the entire afternoon, Molina says, pushing the limit of what qualifies as a week of heavy drinking. Ultimately, the fewer drinks someone has, the better. To keep the health consequences of alcohol low, the official USDA dietary guidelines for 2020 to 2025 cap moderate drinking at two drinks cheap viagra canada a day for men and one drink a day for women.

However, the scientific advisory group that helps craft these guidelines has recommended that the cap be one drink a day for everyone. No Sense of StandardEven if someone was keeping track of their beer habit and trying to stick to these quantities, a lot of people don’t know or can’t estimate what qualifies as a single drink, Molina says. In the U.S., a standard drink contains 14 grams of cheap viagra canada alcohol. Since different kinds of drinks have a range of alcohol content, that serving size pans out to be 12 ounces of a 5 percent alcohol beer, five ounces of wine and one and a half ounces of liquor.

These volumes cheap viagra canada don’t always match what someone might perceive as a single serving, like an oversized can of beer or a restaurant pour of wine, which is often closer to eight ounces, Molina says. Studies have shown that people tend to overestimate what qualifies as a standard drink anyways, and when asked to pour out a single serving, are too generous. If people drink more than they think cheap viagra canada they do, then their threshold for what it takes to feel buzzed is likely higher than they thought, too. How people develop alcohol tolerance — where a given number of drinks has less of an effect on their ability to function over time — isn’t well understood by researchers, though there are likely genetic and social influences at work.

But increasing tolerance is often associated with alcohol use disorder or alcohol dependence. The more someone drinks, Molina says, the more they need to achieve the relaxation or buzz they’re seeking through alcohol. At the same time, “you increase the risk of falling into a pattern of drinking to avoid negative feelings,” she says.For anyone curious about the best ways to recalibrate their drinking patterns, Molina recommends Rethinking Drinking, a National Institute of Health resource that spells out serving sizes, how those compare to what standard drink containers hold, and what different drinking habits look like..

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Proponents highlight the economic benefits and improved standards of living for many communities, while opponents of globalisation focus on the disproportionate channelling of wealth to cheap viagra canada larger Western nations and the further disempowerment of populations who lack the skills to meaningfully participate in this flow of information and resources.1Similarly, the globalisation of healthcare has also inspired competing interpretations and perspectives. Historically, the globalisation of health has referred to the cross-border flow of healthcare professionals for employment, patients for medical services and public health and research measures across nations. These broad categories reflect the challenges in cheap viagra canada defining this critical concept that informs social policy, drives change and impacts population health outcomes. More recently, the globalisation of medical education has been used to describe the transnational transfer of curricula, practices and accreditation standards, the global movements of faculty and medical trainees, and the establishment of international branches of medical schools and academic institutions.2 3 The importation of Western-based competencies and educational modalities has sparked discourse around the potential for ‘homogenisation and cultural dominance’ in medical education.2 4 Global accreditation requirements purport to establish standard outcomes and ensure minimum levels of competence, using standardised curricula and accreditation protocols.3 However, globalised medical education may not consistently align with local priorities and needs and has been criticised for imposing Western paradigms on non-dominant nations.2 For example, in India, Western influences predominate medical education, whereby curricula often focus on diseases not relevant to the community.5 In Southeast Asia, student-centred teaching approaches, including problem-based learning, were adopted even though they conflicted with longstanding cultural traditions and norms between students and teachers.6 As such, researchers and educators have expressed concerns that international medical education is overlooking important cultural nuances and is, instead, promoting standards that are Western, rather than truly global.2As medical educators in the Middle East, we have witnessed the effects of globalised medical education.

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Tolani was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease at the age of 49, he was devastated. €œI felt as though I had been hit by a truck. Everything felt like it came to a standstill. My life was altogether changed,” he tells WebMD.

Originally a photojournalist, Tolani was no longer able to travel the world carrying heavy equipment and had to give up the profession he loved, which contributed to his emotional struggle. Then he discovered dancing, which was recommended by a member of a support group he was attending. He began taking classes with Dance for PD, a specialized dance program for people with Parkinson’s disease, their families, friends, and care partners. €œI found I could move, and the dancing seemed to provide a replacement for the dopamine I lost in the brain.

Dancing motivates me and makes me happy, flexible, and mobile,” Tolani says. The benefits Tolani receives from dancing have been corroborated by a substantial body of scientific research, most recently a study that showed that patients with mild to moderate Parkinson’s slowed the progression of their disease by participating in dance training with music for an hour and a quarter per week. €œThe classes were very beneficial for these individuals with PD, and we know that dance activates brain areas, even in people without PD,” senior investigator Joseph DeSouza, PhD, an associate professor in the Department of Psychology at York University in Toronto, tells WebMD. Less Motor and Non-Motor Impairment The researchers aimed to determine if the progression could be slowed or halted if people took part in dance classes.

So, they followed 11 men and five women, with an average age of 69 years, who had mild to moderate Parkinson’s over a 3-year period. Dance participants were compared to 16 people with Parkinson’s who did not take dance classes. Participants had an average disease duration of about 5½ years -- when people are particularly vulnerable to rapid symptom decline. €œNone of the participants had been dancers before, and all were pretty early in their disease,” DeSouza says.

Classes were offered through a program called Dance for Parkinson’s Canada, which is part of Dance for PD, a program based in New York City that offers classes in more than 300 communities and 25 countries around the world through its affiliates. The classes studied by DeSouza and his colleague Karolina Bearss, a PhD candidate in the Department of Psychology at York University, consisted of live music during a seated warmup, followed by work on the barre and movement across the floor. In a news release, Bearss described dance as “complex” and a “multisensory environment” that differs from ordinary exercise. €œIt incorporates and stimulates your auditory, tactile, visual, and kinesthetic senses and adds an interactive social aspect,” she said.

The researchers recorded videos of the participants. They also used the Movement Disorder Society Unified Parkinson’s Disease Rating Scale (MDS-UPDRS) to assess and track participants’ motor and non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and also the Leisure Time Activity subsection of another rating scale called the Physical Activity Scale for the Elderly (PASE). The dancers had an overall slower annual rate of change in motor scores. And when measured on a day basis, the dancers had less motor impairment than the non-dancers (average MDS-UPDRS score of 18.75, vs.

24.61, respectively). Dancers also showed no non-motor impairment across time in aspects of daily living, compared to the non-dancers. To date, most research investigating progression of Parkinson’s symptoms has looked at the difference between a baseline score and the last score in various measures. This is the first study to follow people with the disease over a 3-year period during weekly dance classes.

DeSouza says this “provides additional information regarding the nature of progression of both motor and non-motor PD symptoms.” Dance Is a Full-Brain Experience Founded in 2001, Dance for PD was a joint project of the Mark Morris Dance Group and the Brooklyn Parkinson Group and is now fully run by the Mark Morris Dance Group, says David Leventhal, who is the program director. Leventhal, who had been a professional dancer with the Mark Morris Dance Group, says he was “interested in the power of dance to inspire and transform the experience of people who had not danced before, which was the vast majority of this particular group.” When he transitioned from performing to full-time teaching, he knew that he “wanted to commit energy and time to working with people with Parkinson’s and sharing what we had learned with teaching artists around the world.” Leventhal says the principle behind Dance for PD is that professionally trained dancers are actually movement experts, and their knowledge about balance, sequencing, rhythm, and esthetic awareness is useful to people who have Parkinson’s. Classes use movement from a wide variety of dance styles, including modern, ballet, tap, folkloric, social dancing, traditional, and choreographic repertory, which can “engage participants’ minds and bodies and create an enjoyable, social environment for artistic exploration.” DeSouza, who attends classes with the subjects in his study, says that as a scientist, one has to “watch and observe,” and he began attending classes to “learn and watch them” and now finds them “fun and enjoyable.” When he was on leave from work with his third child, he even brought his new baby to class as well. It is “important for the brain to learn something new, especially when you have Parkinson’s, and what I learned from my friends in the class is that they continually pushed themselves to learn new things, both in dance and in general,” DeSouza says.

Leventhal says he’s noticed that those who take his Dance for PD classes “over time become better dancers, have better rhythm, are able to learn material more efficiently, sequence movements more fluidly and with more ease, and, in general, be more confident in their performance of specific motor tasks.” “What is wonderful about the study is that Dr. DeSouza, as a neuroscientist, is interested not only in motor but also in non-motor aspects of dance, like social interaction, cognitive effects, and social and emotional aspects of the class, because all of those are in the brain as well. Dance is not just a physical experience, but a full-brain experience,” he says. Taking Dance a Step Further Pamela Quinn, a professional dancer and Parkinson’s coach, tells WebMD that when she was diagnosed with the disease in her 40s, she thought it was the end of dancing.

€œBut dance became my savior, not something that needed to be discarded, and the reason is that it’s physical and social and, together with music, has the power to change one’s mood. And this unusual array of elements is particularly suited to help people with Parkinson’s,” she says. When she was first diagnosed, she wanted to have a second child and was “determined to find non-chemical ways of improving my gait, balance, and postures.” She began to discover “cues, external prompts that facilitate movement, which are naturally embedded in the dance form.” When the iPod was developed, it allowed Quinn to “take dance experience and integrate it into everyday life.” With that, she was not only dancing in a studio. Whenever she was walking and wearing headphones, she was “reinforcing good movement patterns with music.” Quinn, who today takes medication and continues to dance, says she is an “outlier” in terms of Parkinson’s disease progression.

€œI’ve had this disease for over 25 years, and I’m doing fairly well, which I attribute to the dance background and also integrating these techniques into everyday life so it’s not just once a week in a dance class setting,” she says. Quinn calls her program the PD Movement Lab. €œA lab is a setting where people experiment, and in this lab, I experiment with techniques that help people move. So, it is more of a functional class than a traditional dance class in that it bridges the world between what dance can do in the studio and what it can help people do in everyday life.” Online Classes Are Safe Quinn’s classes were originally offered at the Mark Morris Dance Studio in Brooklyn, NY, with the support of Dance for PD as well as the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan.

But since the start of the erectile dysfunction treatment viagra, classes have been offered virtually. The Dance for PD classes are also offered virtually and can safely be adapted for the home environment. €œIn-person classes usually have volunteers as well as the instructor, so that if a participant is known to have balance issues, the volunteer is close behind them and dancing with them. If they lose balance, they can easily be assisted to a chair.

So, the caveat is if you are taking classes at home, always remain within your comfort zone and stay seated if you have to,” DeSouza advises. Quinn says it can be helpful to ask someone else to assist you or, if you feel safe, to hold onto the back of a chair or table, but it’s also OK to be seated. The dance moves “can be adjusted to suit the individual needs of people.” Leventhal says the Dance for PD online classes have been very helpful, even though they lack certain elements that in-person classes have, particularly the sense of touch and in-person connection. Nevertheless, the online classes incorporate social interaction and breakout rooms, which have increased the sense of socializing within a community.

Dance for PD plans to continue with a “hybrid model” of in-person and online classes, because online classes are much more accessible for people with Parkinson’s disease, who often have challenges getting out of the house and accessing transportation. The social factor is key, Quinn emphasizes. €œIt’s not as important if your stride is 2 inches longer or if you can get up out of a chair in one action, but what’s more important is that your life is fulfilled in some meaningful way. That’s why the social aspect is so critical -- because it’s part of the happiness factor.” “Health is not just the ability to move, but also the ability to think and love and be loved and laugh and have empathy and interact with the world,” Quinn says.

She notes that one of the main non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s is anxiety, which “keeps people indoors and isolated, and isolation is one of the worst things for anyone. If you don’t feel good about how you look, you don’t want to go outside. You need to have a way to interact with other people and be with others who accept you for who you are -- with all your quirks, tics, curvatures, or whatever else you might have.” Tolani, who says he continues to do photography, agrees. €œI take three to four classes a week, and they allow me to get out and meet people and interact with them.

They put me in a good, positive state of mind,” he says. €œI wake up and look forward to enjoying myself, and dancing with others in the Parkinson’s community, where I feel I’m allowed to completely be myself.” WebMD Health News Sources Bearss, K. A., &. DeSouza, J.

F. (2021). Parkinson’s disease MOTOR SYMPTOM Progression slowed With Multisensory Dance learning over 3-years. A PRELIMINARY Longitudinal Investigation.

Brain Sciences, 11(7), 895. Https://doi.org/10.3390/brainsci11070895 © 2021 WebMD, LLC. All rights reserved.Aug. 11, 2021 -- There were 200 hungry mosquitoes in the Plexiglas enclosure volunteers agreed to sit in so scientists could test their new bug-resistant fabric to see whether individuals wearing it got mosquito bites.

The live, disease-free mosquitoes were starved overnight and yet they did not bite, report researchers led by senior author R. Michael Roe, from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at North Carolina State University in Raleigh. The clothing consisted of a base-layer undergarment made from the newly developed fabric worn under a combat shirt designed for use by members of the military. And the mosquito-repelling clothing is working without any chemical insecticides, according to inventors.

Inside the enclosure, each volunteer stood for 10 minutes and then, to test whether the bite-resistant clothing would be affected when the fabric was stretched or when the distance between the skin and the fabric varied, each sat on a stool for 10 minutes with knees bent. All wore a beekeeper's veil in addition to the bite-resistant clothing, and had no exposed skin, as the mosquitoes can bite through some thin fabrics or clothes with a large weave. Repelling viagra-Carrying Mosquitoes To develop the bite-resistant fabric, the scientists used a computational model that analyzed the biting behavior of Aedes aegypti, a viagra-carrying mosquito that can transmit diseases like Zika, dengue fever, and yellow fever to humans. Specifically, they examined the dimensions of the head, antenna and mouth of the mosquito, as well as the mechanisms it uses to bite.

And then they adjusted specific properties of their fabric, such as thickness and pore size, so it could prevent bites. One test fabric is less than 1 mm thick with a pore size small enough to prevent penetration of the mosquito's proboscis that pierces the skin. The second test cloth has medium-sized pores that prevents the mosquito's head from reaching the skin. And the third fabric has larger pores but sufficient thickness to prevent the mosquito from reaching the skin.

The three fabrics they created could also be effective against other mosquito species with similar biology and biting behavior, the team suggests. All three provided more bite resistance than fabric treated with permethrin, an insect repellant. Insecticide-free clothing could also alleviate any concerns people have about the potential health effects of wearing chemically treated clothes. However, the researchers acknowledge, more research will be needed to assess safety and develop comfortable outfits that work in various weather conditions.

WebMD Health News Sources Insects. €œMosquito-Textile Physics. A Mathematical Roadmap to Insecticide-Free, Bite-Proof Clothing for Everyday Life.” R. Michael Roe, PhD, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, North Carolina State University, Raleigh.

By Amy cheap viagra canada Norton HealthDay ReporterTHURSDAY, Aug. 12, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults who take certain diabetes drugs may see a slower decline in their memory and thinking skills, a new study suggests.Researchers in South Korea found that among older people who'd been having memory issues, those using diabetes drugs called DDP-4 inhibitors typically showed a slower progression in those symptoms over the next few years. That was compared with both diabetes-free older adults and those taking other diabetes medications.People on DDP-4 inhibitors also showed smaller amounts of the "plaques" that build up in the brains of people cheap viagra canada with Alzheimer's disease.Experts cautioned that the findings do not prove the drugs can prevent or delay dementia.To do that, researchers would need to conduct clinical trials that directly test the medications, said Dr.

Howard Fillit, chief science officer for the nonprofit Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation in New York City.But, he said, the study adds to evidence that certain existing medications -- including some for diabetes or high blood pressure -- could be "repurposed" for protecting the aging brain. In fact, cheap viagra canada other diabetes medications, such as metformin and GLP-1 agonists, are already being studied for slowing down declines in memory and thinking skills.There has been less research, Fillit said, into DDP-4 inhibitors -- which include oral medications like sitagliptin (Januvia), linagliptin (Tradjenta), saxagliptin (Onglyza) and alogliptin (Nesina). They share a similarity with GLP-1 agonists, in that they act on the same "pathway" in the body.Fillit explained that DDP-4 inhibitors work by boosting blood levels of GLP-1, a gut hormone that stimulates insulin release.

Insulin is a hormone that regulates blood sugar.People with diabetes are resistant to insulin, which results in chronically high blood sugar levels. Some studies have found that people with Alzheimer's also have problems with insulin resistance -- and researchers have speculated that may contribute to the brain degeneration seen in the disease.But Fillit said that cheap viagra canada diabetes medications might have effects beyond improving insulin resistance.Animal research has suggested DDP-4 inhibitors can reduce brain inflammation and protect brain cells from Alzheimer's-like injury. For the current study, researchers led by Dr.

Phil Hyu Lee of Yonsei University College of Medicine in Seoul reviewed the cases of 282 patients who cheap viagra canada had come to their clinic with complaints about their memory and thinking abilities. Brain scans had shown all had evidence of amyloid -- the protein that makes up Alzheimer's-related plaques.Of those patients, half had diabetes. 70 were taking a DDP-4 inhibitor, and 71 were using other diabetes drugs, most often metformin and sulfonylureas.On average, the researchers found, patients cheap viagra canada on DDP-4 inhibitors had less amyloid buildup than either the diabetes-free patients or those on other diabetes medications.

And over the next few years, they also showed a slower decline on tests of memory and thinking.The findings were published online Aug. 11 in the journal Neurology.Maria Carrillo, chief science officer for the Alzheimer's Association, stressed that the study cannot prove DDP-4 inhibitors slow down the dementia process.One of the study's limitations, she noted, is that patients' amyloid levels were only measured at the start. So it's not cheap viagra canada clear whether those on DDP-4 inhibitors had a slower accumulation of brain plaques over time.

It's well known, Carrillo said, that people with diabetes have a higher risk of developing Alzheimer's than those without diabetes -- though the reasons are not fully clear, she added.Insulin resistance, as well as high blood sugar, may partly explain it, according to the Alzheimer's Association. Carrillo noted that this study did not look at patients' long-term blood sugar control -- and cheap viagra canada whether that had any role in their rates of decline over time."There is some rationale for looking at these diabetes drugs in people with Alzheimer's," Carrillo said.But like Fillit, she said only randomized clinical trials -- where patients are randomly assigned to take a DDP-4 inhibitor or not -- can prove whether there are benefits.One question for future studies, Fillit said, is whether DDP-4 inhibitors can slow mental decline in people without diabetes, or only those with the disease.Because Alzheimer's is so complex, Fillit said it is likely that medication combinations -- aimed at different mechanisms behind the disease -- will prove most effective at treating or preventing the disease. Both of the nonprofits encourage people to eat a healthy diet, exercise, avoid smoking and engage in mentally stimulating activities to help keep their bodies and minds in good shape as they age.More informationThe Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation has more on protecting brain health.SOURCES.

Maria Carrillo, PhD, chief science officer, Alzheimer's Association, Chicago cheap viagra canada. Howard Fillit, MD, chief science officer, Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation, New York City. Neurology, online, Aug.

11, 2021Clinical Infectious cheap viagra canada Diseases. "Widespread Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome erectile dysfunction 2 Transmission among Attendees at a Large Motorcycle Rally and their Contacts, 30 US Jurisdictions, August-September, 2020." William Schaffner, MD, professor of preventive medicine and infectious disease specialist, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville. Dan Daly, spokesperson, Monument Health, Rapid cheap viagra canada City, SD.

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Anthony Fauci, Randi Weingarten, Donna Edwards, Sara Fagen, Jake Sherman and Amy Walter."Aug. 11, 2021 -- When J.M. Tolani was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease at the age of 49, he was devastated.

€œI felt as though I had been hit by a truck. Everything felt like it came to a standstill. My life was altogether changed,” he tells WebMD.

Originally a photojournalist, Tolani was no longer able to travel the world carrying heavy equipment and had to give up the profession he loved, which contributed to his emotional struggle. Then he discovered dancing, which was recommended by a member of a support group he was attending. He began taking classes with Dance for PD, a specialized dance program for people with Parkinson’s disease, their families, friends, and care partners.

€œI found I could move, and the dancing seemed to provide a replacement for the dopamine I lost in the brain. Dancing motivates me and makes me happy, flexible, and mobile,” Tolani says. The benefits Tolani receives from dancing have been corroborated by a substantial body of scientific research, most recently a study that showed that patients with mild to moderate Parkinson’s slowed the progression of their disease by participating in dance training with music for an hour and a quarter per week.

€œThe classes were very beneficial for these individuals with PD, and we know that dance activates brain areas, even in people without PD,” senior investigator Joseph DeSouza, PhD, an associate professor in the Department of Psychology at York University in Toronto, tells WebMD. Less Motor and Non-Motor Impairment The researchers aimed to determine if the progression could be slowed or halted if people took part in dance classes. So, they followed 11 men and five women, with an average age of 69 years, who had mild to moderate Parkinson’s over a 3-year period.

Dance participants were compared to 16 people with Parkinson’s who did not take dance classes. Participants had an average disease duration of about 5½ years -- when people are particularly vulnerable to rapid symptom decline. €œNone of the participants had been dancers before, and all were pretty early in their disease,” DeSouza says.

Classes were offered through a program called Dance for Parkinson’s Canada, which is part of Dance for PD, a program based in New York City that offers classes in more than 300 communities and 25 countries around the world through its affiliates. The classes studied by DeSouza and his colleague Karolina Bearss, a PhD candidate in the Department of Psychology at York University, consisted of live music during a seated warmup, followed by work on the barre and movement across the floor. In a news release, Bearss described dance as “complex” and a “multisensory environment” that differs from ordinary exercise.

€œIt incorporates and stimulates your auditory, tactile, visual, and kinesthetic senses and adds an interactive social aspect,” she said. The researchers recorded videos of the participants. They also used the Movement Disorder Society Unified Parkinson’s Disease Rating Scale (MDS-UPDRS) to assess and track participants’ motor and non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and also the Leisure Time Activity subsection of another rating scale called the Physical Activity Scale for the Elderly (PASE).

The dancers had an overall slower annual rate of change in motor scores. And when measured on a day basis, the dancers had less motor impairment than the non-dancers (average MDS-UPDRS score of 18.75, vs. 24.61, respectively).

Dancers also showed no non-motor impairment across time in aspects of daily living, compared to the non-dancers. To date, most research investigating progression of Parkinson’s symptoms has looked at the difference between a baseline score and the last score in various measures. This is the first study to follow people with the disease over a 3-year period during weekly dance classes.

DeSouza says this “provides additional information regarding the nature of progression of both motor and non-motor PD symptoms.” Dance Is a Full-Brain Experience Founded in 2001, Dance for PD was a joint project of the Mark Morris Dance Group and the Brooklyn Parkinson Group and is now fully run by the Mark Morris Dance Group, says David Leventhal, who is the program director. Leventhal, who had been a professional dancer with the Mark Morris Dance Group, says he was “interested in the power of dance to inspire and transform the experience of people who had not danced before, which was the vast majority of this particular group.” When he transitioned from performing to full-time teaching, he knew that he “wanted to commit energy and time to working with people with Parkinson’s and sharing what we had learned with teaching artists around the world.” Leventhal says the principle behind Dance for PD is that professionally trained dancers are actually movement experts, and their knowledge about balance, sequencing, rhythm, and esthetic awareness is useful to people who have Parkinson’s. Classes use movement from a wide variety of dance styles, including modern, ballet, tap, folkloric, social dancing, traditional, and choreographic repertory, which can “engage participants’ minds and bodies and create an enjoyable, social environment for artistic exploration.” DeSouza, who attends classes with the subjects in his study, says that as a scientist, one has to “watch and observe,” and he began attending classes to “learn and watch them” and now finds them “fun and enjoyable.” When he was on leave from work with his third child, he even brought his new baby to class as well.

It is “important for the brain to learn something new, especially when you have Parkinson’s, and what I learned from my friends in the class is that they continually pushed themselves to learn new things, both in dance and in general,” DeSouza says. Leventhal says he’s noticed that those who take his Dance for PD classes “over time become better dancers, have better rhythm, are able to learn material more efficiently, sequence movements more fluidly and with more ease, and, in general, be more confident in their performance of specific motor tasks.” “What is wonderful about the study is that Dr. DeSouza, as a neuroscientist, is interested not only in motor but also in non-motor aspects of dance, like social interaction, cognitive effects, and social and emotional aspects of the class, because all of those are in the brain as well.

Dance is not just a physical experience, but a full-brain experience,” he says. Taking Dance a Step Further Pamela Quinn, a professional dancer and Parkinson’s coach, tells WebMD that when she was diagnosed with the disease in her 40s, she thought it was the end of dancing. €œBut dance became my savior, not something that needed to be discarded, and the reason is that it’s physical and social and, together with music, has the power to change one’s mood.

And this unusual array of elements is particularly suited to help people with Parkinson’s,” she says. When she was first diagnosed, she wanted to have a second child and was “determined to find non-chemical ways of improving my gait, balance, and postures.” She began to discover “cues, external prompts that facilitate movement, which are naturally embedded in the dance form.” When the iPod was developed, it allowed Quinn to “take dance experience and integrate it into everyday life.” With that, she was not only dancing in a studio. Whenever she was walking and wearing headphones, she was “reinforcing good movement patterns with music.” Quinn, who today takes medication and continues to dance, says she is an “outlier” in terms of Parkinson’s disease progression.

€œI’ve had this disease for over 25 years, and I’m doing fairly well, which I attribute to the dance background and also integrating these techniques into everyday life so it’s not just once a week in a dance class setting,” she says. Quinn calls her program the PD Movement Lab. €œA lab is a setting where people experiment, and in this lab, I experiment with techniques that help people move.

So, it is more of a functional class than a traditional dance class in that it bridges the world between what dance can do in the studio and what it can help people do in everyday life.” Online Classes Are Safe Quinn’s classes were originally offered at the Mark Morris Dance Studio in Brooklyn, NY, with the support of Dance for PD as well as the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan. But since the start of the erectile dysfunction treatment viagra, classes have been offered virtually. The Dance for PD classes are also offered virtually and can safely be adapted for the home environment.

€œIn-person classes usually have volunteers as well as the instructor, so that if a participant is known to have balance issues, the volunteer is close behind them and dancing with them. If they lose balance, they can easily be assisted to a chair. So, the caveat is if you are taking classes at home, always remain within your comfort zone and stay seated if you have to,” DeSouza advises.

Quinn says it can be helpful to ask someone else to assist you or, if you feel safe, to hold onto the back of a chair or table, but it’s also OK to be seated. The dance moves “can be adjusted to suit the individual needs of people.” Leventhal says the Dance for PD online classes have been very helpful, even though they lack certain elements that in-person classes have, particularly the sense of touch and in-person connection. Nevertheless, the online classes incorporate social interaction and breakout rooms, which have increased the sense of socializing within a community.

Dance for PD plans to continue with a “hybrid model” of in-person and online classes, because online classes are much more accessible for people with Parkinson’s disease, who often have challenges getting out of the house and accessing transportation. The social factor is key, Quinn emphasizes. €œIt’s not as important if your stride is 2 inches longer or if you can get up out of a chair in one action, but what’s more important is that your life is fulfilled in some meaningful way.

That’s why the social aspect is so critical -- because it’s part of the happiness factor.” “Health is not just the ability to move, but also the ability to think and love and be loved and laugh and have empathy and interact with the world,” Quinn says. She notes that one of the main non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s is anxiety, which “keeps people indoors and isolated, and isolation is one of the worst things for anyone. If you don’t feel good about how you look, you don’t want to go outside.

You need to have a way to interact with other people and be with others who accept you for who you are -- with all your quirks, tics, curvatures, or whatever else you might have.” Tolani, who says he continues to do photography, agrees. €œI take three to four classes a week, and they allow me to get out and meet people and interact with them. They put me in a good, positive state of mind,” he says.

€œI wake up and look forward to enjoying myself, and dancing with others in the Parkinson’s community, where I feel I’m allowed to completely be myself.” WebMD Health News Sources Bearss, K. A., &. DeSouza, J.

F. (2021). Parkinson’s disease MOTOR SYMPTOM Progression slowed With Multisensory Dance learning over 3-years.

A PRELIMINARY Longitudinal Investigation. Brain Sciences, 11(7), 895. Https://doi.org/10.3390/brainsci11070895 © 2021 WebMD, LLC.

All rights reserved.Aug. 11, 2021 -- There were 200 hungry mosquitoes in the Plexiglas enclosure volunteers agreed to sit in so scientists could test their new bug-resistant fabric to see whether individuals wearing it got mosquito bites. The live, disease-free mosquitoes were starved overnight and yet they did not bite, report researchers led by senior author R.

Michael Roe, from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at North Carolina State University in Raleigh. The clothing consisted of a base-layer undergarment made from the newly developed fabric worn under a combat shirt designed for use by members of the military. And the mosquito-repelling clothing is working without any chemical insecticides, according to inventors.

Inside the enclosure, each volunteer stood for 10 minutes and then, to test whether the bite-resistant clothing would be affected when the fabric was stretched or when the distance between the skin and the fabric varied, each sat on a stool for 10 minutes with knees bent. All wore a beekeeper's veil in addition to the bite-resistant clothing, and had no exposed skin, as the mosquitoes can bite through some thin fabrics or clothes with a large weave. Repelling viagra-Carrying Mosquitoes To develop the bite-resistant fabric, the scientists used a computational model that analyzed the biting behavior of Aedes aegypti, a viagra-carrying mosquito that can transmit diseases like Zika, dengue fever, and yellow fever to humans.

Specifically, they examined the dimensions of the head, antenna and mouth of the mosquito, as well as the mechanisms it uses to bite. And then they adjusted specific properties of their fabric, such as thickness and pore size, so it could prevent bites. One test fabric is less than 1 mm thick with a pore size small enough to prevent penetration of the mosquito's proboscis that pierces the skin.

The second test cloth has medium-sized pores that prevents the mosquito's head from reaching the skin. And the third fabric has larger pores but sufficient thickness to prevent the mosquito from reaching the skin. The three fabrics they created could also be effective against other mosquito species with similar biology and biting behavior, the team suggests.

All three provided more bite resistance than fabric treated with permethrin, an insect repellant. Insecticide-free clothing could also alleviate any concerns people have about the potential health effects of wearing chemically treated clothes. However, the researchers acknowledge, more research will be needed to assess safety and develop comfortable outfits that work in various weather conditions.

WebMD Health News Sources Insects. €œMosquito-Textile Physics. A Mathematical Roadmap to Insecticide-Free, Bite-Proof Clothing for Everyday Life.” R.

Michael Roe, PhD, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, North Carolina State University, Raleigh. © 2021 WebMD, LLC. All rights reserved..