8 Simple Ways to PreventHow can you prevent stinky feet?
That Odour of the Feet
Here are Kardashian’s suggestions for preventing stinky feet in the first place:
1.Wash your feet daily with soap and water.
2.Keep your toenails trimmed.
3.Keep your feet as dry as possible.
4.Always wear fresh, cotton synthetic blend socks that are breathable and wick away moisture.
5.Change your footwear to ensure the material allows your feet to breathe. Try not to wear the same pair of shoes every day.
6.Sprinkle baking soda in your shoes to kill bacteria.
7.Use odor-eaters and absorbent powders for your feet.
8.Before washing your socks, turn them inside out to allow the dead skin to wash away more easily.
Psoriais - Getting Treatment
For Psoriasis in Unusual Places
Help for Psoriasis in Odd Places
If you have psoriasis, you may have noticed patches in unexpected places. Where can it happen? How can you deal with it when it does?
Nearly half of all people with psoriasis have nail problems. That goes up to 80% in those with psoriatic arthritis.
If you have either, you might notice your nails are:
•Pitted, with “pocking” or holes in the nail
•Thicker than normal or discolored
•Separated from the nail bed
What you can do: You may be able to disguise mild nail changes by scraping, filing, or polishing your nails. Try to keep your nails short. Avoid injury to them as much as you can, too. That can make things worse.
For more serious problems, your doctor may give you corticosteroid injections in your nail bed.
Many people with psoriasis have a fungal infection in their nails (called onychomycosis). Ask your doctor or dermatologist to see if you have it. If so, treating the fungal infection will help your nails.
If you have severe psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis, your doctor may want you to take a prescription medication that affects your whole body. That should ease nail problems, too.
At least half of those with psoriasis have it here. It can cause mild scaling. That can look like and flake off like dandruff. But it’s not the same.
It can be severe. You can get thick, crusted patches that can cover parts or all of your scalp. It can even go past your hairline and onto your neck, ear area, and forehead.
Scalp psoriasis is usually powdery looking. It may be silver in color.
What you can do: Whether your condition is mild or severe, you may have to switch and combine treatments every now and then. That’s because psoriasis can become resistant to a treatment after a while.
If yours is mild, your dermatologist may recommend shampoos or topical solutions with tar or salicylic acid. Both lower the number of skin cells your body makes. They can ease itching, too.
Your doctor may also suggest steroid scalp injections to reduce patches, or an antihistamine to deal with the itch.
For more moderate to severe cases, you may get a prescription scalp ointment, liquid, cream, foam, or shampoo. Some of these have corticosteroids.
If your psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis is severe and affects other areas of your body, you might be prescribed a medication that deals with all your symptoms. An exampleAn example would be biologic drugs, which target specific parts of your immune system.
Your Hands and Feet
If you notice a flare here, tell your doctor right away. It can lead to cracking, blistering, and swelling. These can be painful and raise your chances of infection.
What you can do: Your first step is usually to put medicine directly on your palms and the soles of your feet. Your doctor may point you to:
•Corticosteroid creams or ointments
You’ll probably have more success if you use more than one of these at a time.
Your doctor may also suggest something called calcipotriene. It’s a form of vitamin D. Wear cotton gloves or socks after you put it on so it can soak in without getting on other areas.
If you have deep cracks in your skin, talk to your doctor about using superglue to seal them. Though this sounds odd, some dermatologists recommend it to keep cracks from getting worse.
If those options don’t work, you may be prescribed medicine (like methotrexate, which suppresses your immune system). He may also point you toward light therapy (also known as PUVA or UVB phototherapy). Only do that with your doctor’s help.
Psoriasis here is rare, but it does happen. Most of the time, patches are white or gray. They can be uncomfortable and may affect the way you talk and chew.
What you can do: Talk to your doctor right away. She will probably recommend a low-potency steroid cream, like 1% hydrocortisone ointment. She may suggest. Email cs@TTimesworld.com for more.
4 Treatment Solutions to Aging Wrinkles
Beauty Spas Offers Better Options
4 Anti-Aging Treatments to Fight Against Wrinkles
Wrinkles! We all love the idea of growing older, becoming more independent and all that comes with it, but if there was a way to get the package sans the sagging skin, frown lines and crows feet, we would surely take it. Anybody would.
Anti-aging as a phenomenon has grown out of this world. Teens are trying Botox and women meet the enemy square in the face with the ritual glance in the mirror each morning. Celebrities are doing anything to prevent them as maintaining a youthful look coincides with success. According to Showbiz Spy, High School Musical alum Vanessa Hudgens has already started using anti-wrinkle cream. “You might as well start now, put a little lotion on rather than having to get wrinkles. I think it’s smart to start soon, really. It’s a good beauty tip.”
Proper skin care begins at a young age by applying sunscreen on a regular basis, sufficient vitamin-A intake and antioxidants. Even with all these precautions, you still may need to take a more hands-on approach to turning back the hands of time. No worries, we’re not referring to surgery or Botox, because many non-invasive treatments at the spa can do the trick.
Here, a few of the best anti-aging treatments around. Each one of these can be found in our spa deals this month for a bargain, so book yourself a spa visit and give those wrinkles the pink slip.
Anti-Aging Spa Strategy #1 – Bio-Roller Anti-Aging Facial
New FDA approved skin care device, that increases absorption of active ingredients by 400%. Improves skin elasticity and texture by promoting collagen formation. Desert Bloom Skin Care Center in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Anti-Aging Spa Strategy #2 – Non-Surgical Face Lift
This ultra technology facelift that re-educates the facial muscles and provides dermal nutrition to increase collagen and vital nutrients in the skin. Using ultrasonic microdermabrasion, micro-current, ultrasound, and light therapy, all four technologies combine to improve both the tone and texture of the skin, producing healthier, firmer, more youthful skin. Bella Reina Spa in Delray Beach, Florida.
Anti-Aging Spa Strategy #3 – Anti-Aging Me
Target the aging process with firming peptides, vitamin C and fruity acids. Put time back into your skin with this luscious facial. The Carriage House Spa & Salon in Yardley, Pennsylvania.
Anti-Aging Spa Strategy #4 – Vitamin C Light Therapy
How A Good Spa Treatment Can Cure Jet Lag Sickness
Travel Leisure Extra
Whoever mused that getting there was half the fun clearly hasn't spent enough time flying commercial, crammed into a coach seat sized for a third-grader, sneezed on by passengers and jostled (sometimes, outright assaulted) by grouchy flight attendants.
No matter how glamorous the destination—or destination spa—the indignities of modern travel are just half the battle. The other half? Fighting the resulting symptoms: sore shoulders, a piercing crick in the neck, or worse, jet lag or altitude sickness.
Long-haul flights that cross several zones cause anarchy for the body's circadian rhythms, and the effects are worse the further you travel.
It's not just swollen ankles and a pounding headache. If you added up all the vacation hours lost to the mental haze, sleep deprivation and exhaustion of jet lag, you'd be able to take another vacation.
While mountaintop vistas look impressive on Instagram, a bout of altitude sickness can sideline anyone regardless of age, physical fitness level or number of followers.
But you don't have to let energy-sapping jet-lag or altitude sickness steal your hard-won vacation time.
Instead, recover in style at these 10 hotel spas, where unique treatments use balancing elements from quartz crystals to therapeutic oils, so you can start your holiday refreshed.
How To Protect Your Skin
From The Scorching Heat of Summer - Dan E. Austin MD
How To Protect Your Skin From The Scorching Heat Of Summer
Often you might have heard the horrifying tale of women who applied essential oils before hitting the tanning beds and ended up with severe chemical burns. Even after months either the skin was in the process of healing from those burns or has not yet started with the healing. These horrifying skin stories may make you question how really do you keep your skin safe especially in the summer months? The best skin doctor in Washington D.C. and their team are ever ready to help the clients on what’s best to skip this summer to protect your glowing skin.
KEEP YOURSELF AWAY FROM THE TANNING BEDS – It might seem to be a tricky task. Whether you are trying to get a “base tan” to start the summer or want a beautiful glow before going on vacation, it is highly advisable to skip the tanning beds. Tanning beds are more dangerous than you think. From the studies it has been revealed that tanning beds emit 15 times more UV radiation than sun exposure, thereby increasing your chances of getting tanned up to an incredible level of 50%. If you are experiencing the same or have been diagnosed, its high time to get in touch with a renowned dermatologist who can look help you get back your glowing skin.
SIMPLY DONT IGNORE THE SUNSCREEN LOTION – This rule is applicable to everyone and anyone. Even if you have never got a sunburn or you have a darker skin, then too sunscreen does more than only preventing you from becoming a lobster on the hottest of days. It protects you from the harmful ultraviolet rays that damage your skin and cause sun spots, wrinkles, and even skin cancer. Tossing the sunscreen out this summer thus increases the risk of above-mentioned skin problems and also makes your skin age faster. Instead, lather up to ensure that your skin is happy and healthy this summer. Years from now your skin will thank you by continuing to look youthful.
FOLLOW THE RITUAL “SAFE SUN” THIS SUMMER – The team of skin doctors in Washington DC always encourage their clients to practice “safe sun” ritual. With “safe sun” they mean wear hats, sun-protective clothing, apply sunscreen and take wise decisions before exposing yourself to sun. Protection and covering yourself from top to bottom might seem to be a hassle in the initial days, but it is no different than brushing your teeth or wearing a seatbelt. It is protecting your skin and ensuring that it will be healthy in the years to come. If you already have sun damage, there are ways to eliminate sun spots, wrinkles, enlarged pores, and brown spots. There are number of treatments available for sun damage including chemical peels, laser treatments, and micro needling.
The main aim of the dermatologists is to make sure that all of their patients take care of their skin every time and especially during the summers in the best possible way. The best skin doctor in Washington DC ensures that the client protects their skin against sun damage and Melanoma. If you already have sun damage, you can search and schedule an initial consultation from the array of doctors available at Healthcare 800 – one stop search engine to address your health issues. Be ready to receive worth satisfying skin care evaluation and discuss the various treatment options for sun damage.
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Health News Magazine
Washington, DC USA
More Seat Space in US Airlines
New Regulation Coming in the US
The FAA would be able to establish the final industry standard seat size, but Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., said in a statement that “airline passengers are tired of being squeezed.”
“Shrinking seat sizes in airplanes isn’t just a matter of comfort but the safety and health of passengers as well. Planes need to be capable of rapid evacuation in case of emergency. In addition, doctors have warned that deep vein thrombosis can afflict passengers who do not move their legs enough during longer flights,” said the congressman.
Calls to regulate airplane seat sizes have been mounting for years.
“Airlines are aggressively reducing seat and passenger space to squeeze more revenue out passengers, despite health and safety being threatened,” Paul Hudson, president of FlyersRights.org, an advocacy group for air travelers told Elliott.
The average “pitch” — the industry term for the amount of space between airline seats has decreased four inches, going from 35 inches before airline deregulation in the 1970s to about 31 inches today. The average width of an airline seat has also shrunk about two inches-- from 18 to about 16.5 inches today.
Last year, Airbus submitted a patent for a “Re-configurable Passenger Bench Seat” with adjustable chairs and seatbelts which will allow airlines to accommodate people of different shapes and sizes. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics, since the 1980s Americans have gained, on average, 15 pounds.
In October, two American Samoan businessmen filed complaints with the U.S. Department of Transportation alleging they may have been the target of discrimination after being weighed while boarding a flight from Honolulu.
In the complaints, the men also said they were assigned new seats (to properly redistribute the weight on the plane) they did not originally select.
Crisis Looms in Aviation Industry Over Planned Price Hike
(CPC) Had Earlier Urged Airline Operators Not to Increase Fares as Proposed.
It was a ‘ding dong affairs’ between the Consumer Protection Council (CPC)and the Airline Operators yesterday at a meeting over the planned increased in air fares by airline operators. The CPC had called the meeting of stakeholders over the proposed increased in air fares.
Consumers Protection Council (CPC) had earlier urged airline operators not to increase fares as proposed. The director general of the council, Mrs Ify Umenyi, made the call in Abuja at a meeting with representatives of airline operators, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), and the Petroleum Products Pricing and Regulatory Agency (PPPRA).
Mrs Umenyi said that efforts are been made to ensure that price of aviation fuel stabilize.
“We just read on the pages of newspapers that the air fares would be increased by 20 percent because of a speculated increase in aviation fuel by 10 percent by the
PPPRA, our position is that there is a range and that so far the increase is within that range but we do not want to hear about increase in air fares, it is not every time we would be talking about increase in air fares when consumers are not satisfied with the services they received in the sector.” She emphasized.
In his remarks, the Secretary General of Airline Operators of Nigeria, Captain Emmanuel Jooji, said air fares would be increased unless the price of aviation fuel was stabilized.
Nigerian Railway System is Back on Track
Railway stations across the country used to be a one stop place where most commuters found solace in order to beat traffic on the road. After a while, the rail tracks got dry of trains and rather became a rendezvous for street urchins and highway hawkers. But, recently, there appears to be a renewed interest in bringing life back on the railway tracks in the country. BUKOLA BAKARE takes a look at the resurgence of the railway transport system in Nigeria, the inherent benefits and challenges that lie ahead.
It’s 6.45am in the morning in a highly populated suburb in the Lagos area and Christie Oma, (not real names) a trader and mother of three, struggles to get her family ready for the day. There are only two options before her: she could go through the road transport and get stuck in the heavy early day traffic of Lagos or go through the railway. The railway, she reasoned, was the most sensible option: it is cheaper and faster.
The railway would take her from Iddo to Oyingbo Main Market where she sells her wares. Failure to get to the train station before 7pm would mean that she would miss the train.
Christie’s case is not too different from a cross section of Nigerians who use the train which is one of the fastest means of transportation in a country that has more than 150million people.
In recent times, there has been an increase in the number of trains that ply various routes in the country.
Reports show that as at 2003, Nigeria’s rail system had 3,557 kilometres of track, 19 kilometres of which were the dual guage and the remainder, standard guage. The country has two major rail lines, one connects Lagos on the Bright of Benin and Nguru in the Northern state of Yobe State, while the other connects Port Harcourt in the Niger Delta and Maiduguri in the North eastern state of Borno.
In March, 2006, plans were on the way to establish a rail link between Nigeria and Niger but that was put on hold due to The International Court of Justice’s verdict in favour of Cameroon on the issue of the control of the Bakaasi Peninsula.
As this reporter takes a ride on the train from The Nigerian Railway Corporation Terminus in Iddo, it was evident that conscious efforts are being made to remedy the poor conditions, efficiency and profitability of the Corporation – the odds which marred its smooth operation in the past.
Commuters from the Iddo Terminus are mostly traders who are going to sell their wares across the metropolis.
Worthy of note are the coaches which are now improved and depending one’s choice, one can either ride in the economy class or business class; the latter is meant for high class people in the society who just want to pamper themselves.
The train stops at designated stations and each stop is about two minutes except in cases where cars and buses have to pass. In addition, the seats are more comfortable compared to what was obtainable in the past.
All these are an attestation that the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) will live up its mission statement, “to emerge as the leader in the Nigerian transport system, using well motivated work force with modern technology;’’ and its vision statement: “to be a world class rail transport organisation, providing safe, efficient, affordable, reliable and widely linked network and customer oriented services.”
According to Mr. John Dottie, a District Manager of the NRC, “traffic congestion which is the bane of the major roads within major roads in Lagos will reduce significantly as the Lagos District plans increase in the train frequency.
“From December 2010, Lagos District passenger trains have been increased from six to eleven daily using the recently rehabilitated up mainline.
“The first and second trains leave Ijoko and Agbado simultaneously by 5.30am to arrive Iddo by 6.45am/7.34am.
“Another one leaves Ijoko by 6.20am and arrives Iddo at 7.56am while two more trains leave Ijoko by 10.20am and 2.20am to arrive at 11.56am and 3.56pm respectively and from Iddo, five other trains depart from Ijoko at 8.00am, 12noon, 4.15pm, 5pm, 6pm and 7pm accordingly and each arrive Ijoko within a transit period of one hour, twenty minutes.”
Another observation on the train is that all kind of people are found in the coaches, from the low class to the highly placed, everyone in their own world and looking forward to getting to their respective destinations.
Continental Airline CEO Gives Up His Pay
Till Airline Turns Profitable
Continental Airlines CEO Jeff Smisek told employees Monday that he won't accept his annual salary or bonus until the company is profitable for a full year. Smisek, who took over Friday as chairman and CEO after the retirement of Larry Kellner, will give up his annual salary of $730,000 and any annual bonus he'd earn, the airline said in a regulatory filing.
“I am willing to make this commitment because I have faith in you, and because the tone for any business is set at the top,” he said in a letter to employees Monday. “I am not asking you or anyone else to reduce their pay. What I am asking is that you join me in making Continental profitable again.”
Smisek, who previously served as president, received total compensation of almost $4.9 million in 2008, according to regulatory filings from early 2009.
In addition to his base salary of $240,000, he also got $1.4 million in long-term incentive pay and $66,000 in other compensation.
Terrorist Father Had Reported Son To US Authorities
Why Was Son's Name Not Restricted From Travel To The US
Many questions are now raised as to how a Nigerian man carried explosives through stringent security measures even after he had been reported to US authorities by his Father a prominent Nigerian Banker. Mr. Mutallab the outgoing chairman of First Bank Nigeria, one of Africa's largest banks, father of the alledged terrorist Abdulmutallab, said in a press report yesterday in Lagos Nigeria, that he had informed the US authorities of the very suspicious behavior of his son with alledged anti American rhetorics combined with trips he son had made to Yemen to meet with radical islamic elelments.
In the meantime, authorities in the United States are investigating whether Abdulmutallab had any connections with terrorist organizations or was acting alone. Questions with Dutch officials scrutinizing security procedures at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport that allowed the 23-year-old man to smuggle the explosives on the aircraft remains some of the key questions still hanging over the incident. Abdulmutallab have confessed obtaining the explosives from Yemen, along with instruction on how to use it. He carried these onto a flight from Lagos, Nigeria, to Amsterdam, Netherlands where he transferred to Northwest Flight 253 to Detroit. The story from the alledged terrorist father also confirms the son's confessions to the FBI.
Why Was This Man Not Denied Entry To Europe or The United States
U.S. authorities have also confirmed that they were contacted by the man's father ahead of the attack, but why there was a break down on taking the information seriously leaves some questions to be answered. Dutch officials say the passenger's name appeared on a manifest supplied by the airline, which was passed to U.S. authorities and the US authorities cleared the flight with the passenger on board to depart to the US.
And then the question of how Abdulmutallab could have entered the flight with explosives. The Dutch authorities are puzzled but point to the fact that if the passenger had powders concealed upon his body or concealed bottles of liquid somewhere else, they certainly would not have been picked them up by the metal detectors.