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How to live longer: Early warning signs of inflammation and foods to reverse it

Are you showcasing signs of excess inflammation? According to Scripps Research – a charity in the field of biomedical science – feeling slightly fatigued could be a vague, but important, indication. As inflammation progresses, health conditions could start to appear such as:

  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes.

What is heart disease?

Coronary heart disease “is a major cause of death in the UK”, warned the NHS.

Scripps Research confirmed that people can “control, and even reverse”, inflammation.

This involves an “anti-inflammatory diet”, which includes fresh vegetables and fruits.

It’s also highly recommended to reduce the amount of refined sugar (i.e. added sugar) you consume.

Added/refined sugar may be labelled as:

  • Corn sugar
  • Dextrose
  • Fructose
  • Glucose
  • High-fructose glucose syrup
  • Honey
  • Maple syrup
  • Agave syrup
  • Invert sugar
  • Isoglucose
  • Levulose
  • Maltose
  • Molasses
  • Sucrose

It can be found in jams, table sugar, chocolate, sweets, alcoholic drinks, squash cordials, biscuits, cakes, and fruit yoghurt, said the NHS.

The Scripps Research charity advises to eat more food containing omega-3 fatty acids.

“Some of the best sources of omega-3s are cold water fish, such as salmon and tuna, and tofu, walnuts, flax seeds and soybeans.

“Other anti-inflammatory foods include grapes, celery, blueberries, garlic, olive oil, tea and some spices.”

“One easy rule to follow is to avoid white foods, such as white bread, rice and pasta, as well as foods made with white sugar and flour,” said the charity.

Instead, “build meals around lean proteins and whole foods high in fibre”.

Examples include vegetables, fruits, and whole grains, such as whole wheat pasta, rice and bread.

You can also reduce inflammation by doing regular bouts of activity, whether it’s a brisk walk, jog, or swim.

It’s recommended to complete around 30 minutes of aerobic exercise, and up to 25 minutes of weight training, at least four to five times per week.

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Fortnite season 7 LEAK: Teaser 3 could have leaked early, watch HERE

The third Fortnite season 7 teaser looks set to drop today, and judging by past reveals it will be posted at 3pm UK time.

And in the run-up to this teaser being officially revealed it looks like it has dropped early.

Fortnite leaker @HYPEX has posted a video of a “possible” season 7 teaser leak.

The teaser shows a dark silhouette of lots of buildings with an alien spaceship beam in the centre.

Closer analysis of the video could show it also has a cow, crop circle and a mysterious figure hidden away in it.

Posting the teaser video @HYPEX tweeted: “*Possible* leaked Season 7 teaser, someone sent me this via email and I have no idea if its real or not, but it does look too good to be fake..

“You can see a cow, someone standing & a crop circle (at 0:10)|”.

This post originally appeared on Daily Express :: Gaming Feed

Early flight out of ABIA? Get to Austin airport 3 hours before takeoff

AUSTIN (KXAN) — If you’ve got an early flight from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, you should get there early, officials say.

In a Facebook post on Saturday, airport officials said passenger traffic is starting to return to pre-pandemic levels, and especially during the early morning rush from 5 a.m. to 8 a.m., people should expect delays.

“As a result of the increase, many passengers are experiencing increased wait times at both ticket counters when checking in and at airport security checkpoints,” airport officials said.

ABIA says there are three times when passenger traffic peaks:

  • 5 a.m. – 8 a.m.
  • 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

They are advising travelers, especially those with early flights, to get to the airport at least three hours before their flight. They also want travelers with flights later in the morning, after 8 a.m., not to get to the airport too early and cause further congestion.

Officials say arriving two hours before flights after 8 a.m. should be sufficient.

On Friday, one of the airport’s three security checkpoints was closed. The other two had had wait times approaching two hours. The airport’s online checkpoint website was also down and displaying incorrect wait times.

Officials with the Transportation Security Administration told KXAN’s Jennifer Sanders that while it is looking to hire about 3,000 more agents to handle security checkpoints in airports nationwide, Austin is not a priority. The spokesperson said the TSA didn’t furlough any position, but allowed “liberal leave time to deal with issues related to the pandemic.”

Author: Billy Gates
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Dr Chris shares four early signs of Alzheimer’s disease – 'good to know early'

Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive condition, which means symptoms develop gradually over many years and eventually become more severe. But spotting signs early can help people and their family be more prepared for any lifestyle changes that might ensue. Appearing on This Morning, Dr Chris shared four early indicators to spot.

“They’re good to know early so you have time to plan, organise finances, a care home…”

Dr Chris continued: “Go discuss it with your GP. Say you think there’s a possibility it’s early Alzheimer’s.

“You’ll then be referred to a specialist.”

The exact cause of Alzheimer’s is not fully understood, but a number of things could increase your risk of developing the condition.


The NHS says these include:

  • increasing age
  • a family history of the condition
  • untreated depression, although depression can also be one of the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease
  • lifestyle factors and conditions associated with cardiovascular disease

The health body advises the first sign is usually minor memory problems.

It lists further symptoms as:

  • confusion, disorientation and getting lost in familiar places
  • difficulty planning or making decisions
  • problems with speech and language
  • problems moving around without assistance or performing self-care tasks
  • personality changes, such as becoming aggressive, demanding and suspicious of others
  • hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that are not there) and delusions (believing things that are untrue)
  • low mood or anxiety

The NHS further advises: “There’s currently no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, but medicines are available that can help relieve some of the symptoms.

“Various other types of support are also available to help people with Alzheimer’s live as independently as possible, such as making changes to your home environment so it’s easier to move around and remember daily tasks.

“Psychological treatments such as cognitive stimulation therapy may also be offered to help support your memory, problem solving skills and language ability.”

Some ways Alzheimer’s disease could be prevented are: There’s no known way to prevent the condition, but there are things you can do to reduce your risk:

  • stopping smoking and cutting down on alcohol
  • eating a healthy, balanced diet and maintaining a healthy weight
  • staying physically fit and mentally active

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Dementia symptoms: Seven ‘memory lapses’ indicative of early stage Alzheimer’s

Seven “memory lapses”

  1. Forget about recent conversations or events
  2. Misplace items
  3. Forget the names of places and objects
  4. Have trouble thinking of the right word
  5. Ask questions repetitively
  6. Show poor judgement or find it harder to make decisions
  7. Become less flexible and more hesitant to try new things

“There are often signs of mood changes, such as increasing anxiety or agitation, or periods of confusion,” added the NHS.

How can I prevent Alzheimer’s?

“A healthy lifestyle can help reduce your risk,” the NHS stated.

This involves taking steps to protect your cardiovascular health, such as “keeping alcohol to a minimum”.

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Supervet Noel Fitzpatrick details why he left Harry and Meghan's wedding early

He continued: “I thought, I don’t actually know anybody. I’m really lucky to have seen this magical thing and I am very happy for Harry and Meghan, because they are wonderful people, but my shoes are killing me. 

“I also thought this is all a bit overwhelming. So I asked a lady if she could show me the door out of the castle.”

Once he was back on the streets of Windsor, he suddenly realised he did not know exactly where he was staying and spent “two hours” wandering the streets in just his socks.

Eventually, he managed to find his way back to his lodgings and began to soak his “sore feet” in salt water in a bidet.

This post originally appeared on Daily Express :: Celebrity News Feed

Early Start to Laser Treatment in Infants With Port Wine Stains

Treating port wine birthmarks with pulsed dye laser (PDL) can be safely done within the first few days after birth as an in-office procedure without any complications, results from a single-center study showed.

“The current modality of choice for the treatment of port wine birthmarks is pulsed dye laser,” Chelsea Grimes Fidai, MD, said during the annual conference of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery. “When performed by a highly trained expert at efficient frequencies, PDL is a safe, effective treatment that is successful in the majority of patients. We know that earlier treatment yields maximal clearance. However, just how early can you initiate treatment?”

To find out, Fidai, Roy G. Geronemus, MD, and colleagues at the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of New York, conducted a retrospective chart review of 39 infants with port wine birthmarks who were treated with a 595-nm PDL between 2015 and 2020 at the center. Of the 39 infants, the average age at first treatment was 18 days, with a range from 5 to 29 days. The youngest patient was born prematurely at 35 weeks’ gestation and presented for his first treatment even before his expected due date. Most (74%) had facial lesions with the remaining distributed on the trunk or extremities. The average number of treatments was 15 over the course of 15 months.

The initial settings chosen for facial lesions were a 10-mm spot size, a fluence of 8.0 J/cm2, and a 1.5-millisecond pulse duration. For body lesions, the typical initial settings were a 12-mm spot size, a fluence of 6.7 J/cm2, and 1.5-millisecond pulse duration. Corneal eye shields were placed for all cases with port wine birthmarks approaching the eyelid. “We do recommend a treatment interval of every 2-3 weeks, with longer intervals for patients of darker skin type until the child is 2 years old, at which time the interval is increased to every 3-6 months,” said Fidai.

Patients in the study experienced the expected short-term side effects of erythema, edema, purpura, and mild transient postinflammatory hyperpigmentation, but there were no cases of atrophy, scarring, infection, or permanent pigmentary change.

“Families seeking early treatment of port wine birthmarks can be reassured that it can be safely initiated within the first few days after birth,” Fidai concluded. “This procedure can be quickly and confidently performed as an in-office procedure without any complications. The early intervention allows for treatment without general anesthesia and it maximizes the chance of significant clearance as early in life as possible.”

During a question-and-answer session, the abstract section chair, Albert Wolkerstorfer, MD, PhD, expressed concern about the effect of PDL on developing infants. “We do repeated treatments at this young age without any type of anesthesia,” said Wolkerstorfer, a dermatologist at the Netherlands Institute for Pigment Disorders, department of dermatology, University of Amsterdam.

“Will that influence the development of the child, especially when I hear there might be 15 or 20 treatments done within the first year of life? I think this is a problem where we need to ask the experts in the field of pain management in children, like pediatric anesthesiologists, to find the right way, because I think that the results that you showed are fantastic. I don’t think we can achieve that at a later age, although there’s no direct comparison at this moment.”

Fidai said that she understood the concern, but pointed to a 2020 article by Geronemus and colleagues that assessed treatment tolerance and parental perspective of outpatient PDL treatment for port-wine birthmarks without general anesthesia in infants and toddlers. “The kids recover pretty quickly after the treatment,” she said. “There has never been any longstanding issue from the parents’ perspective.”

Fidai reported having no financial disclosures. Geronemus disclosed having financial conflicts with numerous device and pharmaceutical companies. Wolkerstorfer disclosed that he has received consulting fees from Lumenis and InCyte and equipment from Humeca and PerfAction Technologies. He has also received grant funding from Novartis and InCyte and he is a member of InCyte’s advisory board.

This article originally appeared on MDedge.com, part of the Medscape Professional Network.

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Dominic Thiem out of French Open as Nadal and Djokovic's main threat suffers early exit

“Novak Djokovic is still the rival, perhaps, who can cause more problems, along with Stefanos Tsitsipas, Alexander Zverev and Dominic Thiem,” he said.

“Of course, if Dominic Thiem regains the rhythm and confidence that he usually shows on clay, I would say that I do not see differences between him and Djokovic.

“Since he won the US Open he has dropped a bit, but I’m sure that for Roland Garros he will be at the necessary level and will be a very tough opponent.

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Dementia symptoms: Bodily signs of early stage Lewy body dementia

“Memory is often less affected than with other types of dementia,” said the experts at Dementia UK.

“But people may be at more risk of mood and behaviour changes such as apathy, anxiety, depression, delusions and paranoia.”

Other bodily symptoms can include changes in blood pressure, body temperature and an impaired sense of smell.

In order to obtain a correct diagnosis, and to receive the right type of support, it’s important to take note of symptoms.

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State pension, PIP & other benefit payments will come through early tomorrow – get ready

To be eligible for a state pension, a person will need at least 10 years of qualifying National Insurance contributions.

At least 35 years will be needed for the full amount of £179.60 per week.

Initial payments should come through within five weeks of reaching state pension age, so long as a claim is made.

Additionally, claimants can defer their claims if they’re not ready to retire and this could boost payments if it’s done for long enough.

This post originally appeared on Daily Express :: Finance Feed