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Why is there no hibernation in humans?

Posted by on Feb 7, 2016 in Mental health | 0 comments

Hibernation in humans – yes, why not? The persistent fatigue in the dark season let almost suspect that just would not be the worst idea. Or is it? Researchers have brought light into the darkness. There are winter rest, the winter torpor and hibernation. The Hibernation is a phase that is strongly shut down in energy demand and thus the consumption. They exist in animals and plants. The hibernation, however, applies only to cold-blooded animals whose samtliche life processes are temporarily reduced significantly. Hibernation is only a minor sleep. The body temperature is reduced and the throttled energy requirements. Not uncommon is an interrupted hibernation, be included in the water and feed supplies. The length of hibernation is dependent on many factors. And in humans? To fall into hibernation, certain biochemical processes have experience dictate. These heard that surrounded the metabolism. Instead of burning carbohydrates that are taken daily usually several times, the organism focused on combustion of the stored fat reserves. The process is genetically fixed. In a long-standing research, a research group of the University of Marburg been able to demonstrate that this gene is also present in humans. Why do people need to hibernate? Today man does not need to hibernate. The food supply is adequate and the artificial supply of...

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Dry eyes: In winter heating air is often the trigger

Posted by on Feb 4, 2016 in Health | 0 comments

Nearly 50 percent of all visits take place in the winter due to dry eyes. One of the shutter release button of this disease is the permanent residence in heated clear: Especially extremely dry ambient air impairs eye health – dry, irritated eyes will quickly do a torment But let some things about it. The natural tears just smooth the surface of the eye, cleans and disinfects. With each blink it provides the cornea also with nutrients and oxygen. Located changes the composition of the tear fluid, not able to do that – the syndrome of “dry eye” occurs. Possible shutter release button of this are about: Strong ultraviolet radiation, which protected the eyes meets Tobacco smoke, draft or unfavorably oriented car-blower Long wearing contact lenses Lack hydration Low humidity in the interiors, whether by heating or air conditioning For persistent and painful cases, a doctor should be consulted. Even a number of drugs, such as antidepressants, antihistamines or Hormone Preparation and some metabolic diseases lead to dry eyes. Flag for dry eyes. Especially in winter often make rough skin, chapped lips and sore, irritated eyes unpleasantly noticeable. It is precisely dry, over-heated air escapes skin and eyes literally moisture. People who suffer from dry eyes that watches every morning with taped eyes or...

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The day of healthy eating

Posted by on Feb 1, 2016 in Nutrition | 0 comments

Since 1998 he has held every year, since 2007, always on March 7: The day of healthy eating. Was launched this nationwide day of action taking place, which is a different theme each time by the Association of Nutrition and Dietetics. Everyday hustle and bustle are often responsible for ensuring that the issue of nutrition we attach no great importance; often we take our meals in between, maybe even standing in. While most of us know the importance of...

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International Women Day

Posted by on Jan 29, 2016 in Beauty | 0 comments

Worldwide women  celebrate on March 8, International Women Day each year. In order to give the demand for equal rights and the women’s suffrage emphasis, for the first time in 1911 were countless women in many countries on the road. In August 1910, the introduction of the International Women’s Day was decided – the Socialist Clara Zetkin had, based on the American model, are used for this. The focus of this protest was clearly the women’s suffrage, for the...

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The Thyroid

Posted by on Jan 26, 2016 in Health | 0 comments

Produces thyroid hormones insufficient, there is a sub-function – called in the jargon as hypothyroidism – before. The disease usually occurs between 20 and 40 years; Women are affected more often than men. About one percent of the population suffers from this metabolic disorder. The thyroid gland, because of their shape often referred to as a “butterfly”, located directly in front of the trachea in the lower part of the neck. It provides controlled by the hypothalamus and pituitary...

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How dangerous is house dust?

Posted by on Jan 23, 2016 in Health | 0 comments

House dust allergens as a much-discussed topic. But what is house dust exactly what risks go from him, its origin can actually be prevented and how to take it off without creating additional health risks? The bad news: It does not exist, “the” house dust. Its composition depends on the substances that occur in the living areas. Thus, the dust in different offices of the private households and of the public buildings. House dust is a total accumulation of...

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What women should know about wrinkles

Posted by on Jan 20, 2016 in Beauty | 0 comments

Meticulous search for first or new wrinkle is the first employment for many women in the morning. But what are wrinkles as they occur and what can be done about it? Wrinkles where thinner skin is exposed to particular stresses. Whether through constant stretching through facial expressions, or by a reduction of the elasticity, wrinkles are initially only be seen early in the morning or after a busy day. Even if you drink too little can be sure that...

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