March 9, 2017

Homeopathy Approach For Urine Retention}

Submitted by: Steven Guptha

Urinary retention is also known as ischuria.


It is lack of ability to urinate.

It is a common complication of benign prostatic hypertrophy (also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH).

Retention of urine can be acute or chronic.

Acute urinary retention:

Even though bladder is full a person with this condition cannot urinate at all.

Acute urinary retention is a medical emergency requiring prompt action.

Chronic urinary retention:

With chronic urinary retention, person may be able to urinate, but you have trouble starting a stream or emptying your bladder completely.

Person may urinate frequently or may feel an urgent need to urinate but have little success when get to the toilet or may feel that still have to go after finishing urinating.

Chronic urinary retention may not seem life threatening, but it can lead to serious problems and should also receive attention from a health professional.


Urinary retention is a common disorder in elderly males as the most common cause of urinary retention is benign prostate hypertrophy .

And this disorder starts around age 50 and symptoms may appear after 10-15 years.

BPH is a progressive disorder and narrows the neck of the bladder leading to urinary retention.

In young males, the most common cause of urinary retention is infection of the prostate (Acute prostatitis).


In the bladder:

a.Neurogenic bladder

b.Iatrogenic scarring of the bladder neck (commonly from removal of indwelling catheters)

c.Damage to the bladder

d.bladder stones

In the prostate:

a.Prostate cancer

b.Benign prostate hyperplasia






d.spinal cord injury


f.uretheral stricture

g.cystocele and rectocele


Acute urinary retention causes

a.great discomfort, and even pain.

b.Person feel an urgent need to urinate but simply cant.

c.The lower belly is bloated.

Chronic urinary retentioncauses

a.mild but constant discomfort.

b.difficulty starting a stream of urine.

c.Once started, the flow is weak.

d. need to go frequently.

e. dribbling of urine between trips to the toilet because bladder is constantly full, a condition called overflow incontinence.


1.History of Complaints and Physical Examination

2.Urine Sample:

A urine sample will be examined for signs of infection, which may be a cause or a result of urinary retention.

3.Bladder Scan


5.X Ray and Computerized Tomography (CT) Scan

6.Blood Test for Prostate-specific Antigen (PSA) for prostate cancer

7.Prostate Fluid Sample for prostatis

8.Urodynamic Tests:

Urodynamic tests include different techniques to measure the bladders ability to empty steadily and completely.



With acute urinary retention, treatment begins with the insertion of a catheter through the urethra to drain the bladder.

This initial treatment relieves the immediate distress of a full bladder and prevents permanent bladder damage.

2.Treatments to Relieve Prostate Enlargement

3.Surgery for Women with Cystocele or Rectocele

4.Treatments for Men with Urethral Stricture


1.Urinary Tract Infection

2.Bladder Damage

3.Chronic Kidney Disease

Homoeopathic treatment:


a.dull distressing pain

b.a feeling of fullness in the bladder, even after urinating, this remedy may be helpful.

c.Urging and discomfort are more intense when the bladder has recently been emptied,

2.Apis mellifica:

This remedy is indicated when the person:

a.frequently needs to urinate, but only small quantities are passed.

b.Stinging and burning sensations are felt

c.Heat and touch make the symptoms worse, and cold applications, cool bathing, and open air bring relief.

d.A lack of thirst is another indication.

3. Belladonna:

This remedy may be beneficial:

a.if urging to urinate is frequent and intense, and the bladder feels very sensitive.

b.A cramping sensation may be felt in the bladder area.

c.Small amounts of highly-colored urine pass(useful even if passes small amounts of blood)

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1960s Rockabilly music artist Terry Teen dies aged 70

Monday, March 12, 2012

Terry Knutsen, who performed under the name Terry Teen during the 1960s, died on Friday evening after life support systems were removed, according to sources close to the artist. Mr. Knutsen was seriously injured on Wednesday evening, while riding his bicycle along the outskirts of Tyler, Texas, United States.

Doctors immediately classified Mr. Knutsen’s condition as ‘critical’ upon his arrival at the hospital, and further stated that he never achieved notable brain activity while hospitalized. Reports indicate that Mr. Knutsen struck a tow truck while he rode his bicycle along Highway 110 along the outskirts of Tyler, Texas on Wednesday evening. A passerby describes seeing “…a smashed up bicycle covered in…plastic bags and…a yellow raincoat…” lying at the scene of the accident.

Mr. Knutsen achieved some notoriety for his novelty song Curse of the Hearse, which was a staple for many years on Doctor Demento’s annual Halloween radio program. Before his death, Mr. Knutsen had performed for many years throughout Texas as a professional clown. He made a brief (uncredited) appearance many years ago on one episode of the hit television show In Living Color. Sources indicate he also had minor roles in various films.

A memorial service is planned for Monday evening at 7:00pm local time (CDT).

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Former Canadian PM still recovering after heart surgery

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Jean Chrétien, one of Canada’s former prime ministers, received quadruple heart bypass surgery yesterday at Montreal’s Heart Institute.

“I just talked to him a few minutes ago. He’s well and he’s recuperating very well at the moment. His outcome is excellent,” said Chief of surgery, Dr. Michel Pellerin.

He could have risked his life as he was diagnosed with unstable angina. It is caused by obstructed arteries, which causes heart pain in a person’s body.

Pellerin performed the surgery on Chrétien, 73, early Wednesday morning. It took 73-minutes to 90-minutes.

However, hospital doctors say Chrétien is expected to stay in the hospital for up to seven days, and it could take up to three months for a full recovery.

Chrétien was at the recent Presidents Cup at the Royal Montreal Golf Club, when he asked another golfer with whom he was golfing with at the time, luckily a cardiologist, for help.

The golfer told him to see a doctor as soon as possible.

“He was very lucky. He had a bit of discomfort and mentioned it because there was a doctor there,” said a friend of Chrétien, Eddie Goldenberg. “The doctor asked him a couple of questions and said, ‘You better come and see me.’ “

Chrétien’s mother, who had heart disease, means that it could have been a genetic link, doctors say.

He had to postpone his speech at the Asia-Pacific mining conference in Vancouver, B.C..

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New Zealand medical student funding to be reviewed

Monday, February 20, 2006

The New Zealand government has announced that it will be reviewing funding for medical and dentistry students at Otago and Auckland Universities to certify the institutions’ standards and help staff retention.

The dean of Auckland University’s Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, Professor Iain Martin says the review “can’t come soon enough”.

The Medical Students Association welcomes the review. It says that it has been worried about student debt for years “High debt encourages too many graduates overseas, or into high paying areas of practice at the expense of areas like general practice”

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March 8, 2017

Medicare Supplement Market Share

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By Dennis Jarvis

It seems every company out there is offering Medicare supplement insurance plans. On one hand, this makes sense since there’s a huge wave of eligible Medicare recipients with the wave of baby boomers approaching 65 for years but we’re still going to be surprised when McDonalds comes out with a plan. For all the other legitimate carriers, it can be hard to really decipher which one to go with and you don’t necessarily want to just go with the name you recognize or the carrier you currently have for individual or group coverage now. Sounds like a good time to look at the landscape of Medicare supplement insurance carriers and see how they stack up from an insider’s view.

There are literally dozens of carriers out there for Medicare supplement plans. We’ll go through some of the big kids on the block and leave a lot of smaller players to your own research. So let’s get started with one of the biggest. AARP.

AARP is actually not an insurance carrier but a marketing arm for United health care’s Medicare Supplements. And what an arm it is. United has almost a third of the Medicare supplement market primarily due to its contract with AARP. You can’t get close to age 65 and not know about AARP as they are a dominant player in all things senior including supplement plans. The underlying carrier, United is strong…one of the top 3 biggest in the nation so there’s no issue in terms of long term stability. As for pricing, AARP has always been a bit different and you can interpret their move either way. They tend to discount up front with this initial discount (may be reserved for new Part B’s at age 65) graduates down over a period of years. For year’s, this was impossible to beat with other carriers, which tended to be within a few dollars of each other on a monthly basis for the same Medicare supplement plan (i.e. an F plan). The other carriers have all adjusted to match this or incorporate other pricing models so that they could compete and this is relatively recent. The inherent problem is that all the carriers deal with the same underlying risks since the plans are standardized so how could a carrier offer a 30% discount on average in the first year? There’s no free ride in the universe and that must be recouped somewhere which is usually in the out years. Consequently, it’s those years in which you’re less likely to be able to change based on health. Just make sure to look at the pricing across different age bands to really understand your expected cost profile.

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The next group is all roughly grouped together. These are big, nationwide carriers that are financial stable, secure, and generally under 10% of the total Medicare supplement plan market share. In this camp, you find Wellpoint (many BCBS affiliates in multiple States under the Anthem brand), Aetna, Humana, and independent Blues (Blue Cross Blue Shield’s not associated with Anthem). All these carriers should be fairly competitively priced for Medigap plans and will vary from State to State. Ultimately, if you’ve had good experiences with them on the individual/family or group side, you should be fine with their Senior products.

Mutual of Ohama is the rare life insurance carrier that is very competitive in a health insurance product with their Medicare supplement market share at high single digits. This is a function of aggressive pricing with comparable rates to AARP even back when the other carriers couldn’t match AARP’s discounted first year. They have enough experience in the Medicare supplement market for us to feel comfortable looking at them as a stable and viable candidate.

Beyond these 4 tiers, there are dozens of carriers some individual BCBS’s affiliates and some life insurance carriers that offer Medicare supplement. Unless you have an existing relationship with the carriers and it’s been a good experience, it’s harder to justify getting away from the big boys above which should offer more price stability and competitive service going forward.

About the Author: Dennis Jarvis is a licensed insurance agent concentrating on

medicare supplement insurance

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Children of smokers more likely to go hungry, according to study

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

A medical study has identified a previously unknown risk to children of parents who smoke tobacco: hunger. Children who live in households with at least one adult smoker are more likely to be underfed, according to Dr. Cynthia Cutler-Triggs of the New York University School of Medicine and Bellevue Hospital.

Dr. Cutler-Triggs’s study measured food insecurity, a concept used by the U.S. Department of Agriculture since the 1990s to measure the frequency of skipped meals and how often people go to bed hungry. Researchers examined data on 8,817 households from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention‘s National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. The study parsed the survey, which tracked the health and nutritional status of adults and children in the United States, according to smoking habits and household income.

17 percent of children in low income smoking households suffered food insecurity, compared to an overall food insecurity rate of 11 percent among children. Severe food insecurity occurred among 3.2 percent of children in smoking households.

Only 0.9 of children from nonsmoking households had severe food insecurity. Similar rises in food insecurity occurred among adults from smoking households, but researchers were more concerned about the effects on the health of growing children.

We know that there are long-term consequences of food insecurity for children.

Dr. Michael Weitzman, chairman of pediatrics at New York University School of Medicine, told The Washington Post, “We know that there are long-term consequences of food insecurity for children. They are more likely to do poorly in school, to have iron deficiency and anemia, and to have behavioral and social problems.”

An estimated 2 percent to 20 percent of smokers’ incomes goes for tobacco, which may compete with the grocery budget in some families. Household income accounted for some but not all of the difference in food security. Dr. Weitzman expressed concern that a continued recession may worsen the problem. “If the economic downturn persists, both food insecurity and adults smoking are likely to increase… [because smoking] is one of the hardest addictions to give up.”

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Austrian cellist, conductor Heinrich Schiff dies

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Austrian cellist and conductor Heinrich Schiff’s death was announced yesterday morning, having died overnight. He was 65.

Born in Gmunden in 1951, Schiff made his orchestral début in 1971. His 1978 recording début earned him an Artist of the Year award at the Deutsche Schallplattenpreis. After achieving worldwide acclaim he retired as a soloist in 2012 following a 2008 stroke, becoming a conductor instead. He had already been taking conducting jobs as a sideline from the late 1980s.

Schiff studied at the Vienna Music Academy, and conducting roles included with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the Northern Sinfonia, and the Vienna Chamber Orchestra. Instructing jobs included at the Cologne Academy of Music and Dance, the University of Basel, the Salzburg Mozarteum, and Vienna’s University of Music and the Pictorial Arts.

Awards included the French Grand Prix du Disque. Performances included the 1988 German Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, attended by the UK’s Prince Charles.

Schiff complained in 1988 classical music was “very much mistreated” by contemporary artists. “Take the Mozart violin concertos,” he said. “If you hear any of the top ten violinists playing them it’s beautiful sound, fine technique, but the style is hopelessly wrong — it’s almost a different language.”

Fellow cellist Steven Isserlis said last year Schiff credited the music of Bach with his recovery following the 2008 stroke. “He looked at me, and said quietly: ‘Bach saved my life'”, Isserlis said. “I asked him what he meant and he told me that a few years ago, he had a serious stroke, and was in danger of losing all mobility on his left side. As soon as he got to hospital, and realised what was happening, he started (almost instinctively, I imagine) to go through the fingerings of the Prelude to Bach’s first suite, moving his fingers ceaselessly to the imaginary music. He did this for about 20 hours a day, he thinks; and gradually his whole body came back to life, powered by those fingerings.” Isserlis lamented the “terrible, terrible” loss of a “person with a core of true goodness and humanity; and a wonderfully serious, genuine musician”.

Schiff died early yesterday morning in a Vienna hospital.

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Sydney’s Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras celebrated by 450,000 people

Saturday, March 4, 2006

Nearly half a million people packed into Sydney’s “Golden Mile” on Saturday night to applaud the city’s 28th annual Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade. Parade organisers estimated the crowd at over 450,000. They lined Oxford St – along the parade’s route – in Sydney’s unofficial gay district, cheering the 6,000 participants and 120 floats.

The Mardi Gras event was the culmination of a month of gay-pride festivities. Many parade participants adopted the theme of the film Brokeback Mountain. The parade was led as usual by the motorcycle group, Dykes on Bikes. Amongst the frivolity and colour, onlookers saw “Kate Moss dancers” snorting ‘cocaine’, and the gun-wielding – apparently gay-friendly – Dick Cheney. A lampoon of Prime Minister John Howard – a pirate ship carrying “Captain Crook” was also featured.

A Mardi Gras participant, Filipino Fyljoy Volefdico, 25, said: “I think within Australia there is really a lot of culture and it’s great when the whole community comes together and celebrates it.”

Jay Lynch, who met his partner at the event two years ago, said: “It has become a meeting ground for gays from around the world and as discrimination continues it’s important we can connect on this level, and continually redefine what it means to the community.”

Chair of the New Mardi Gras board, Marcus Bourget, said the event is about providing a powerful voice for the lesbian and gay community. Describing the parade as “a great Aussie tradition”, Bourget said he was proud of the event. “We’ve run a fairly sophisticated marketing campaign this year, which has led to gradual growth internationally,” he said.

Newcastle woman Donna Newella said Mardi Gras had become many things to many people, “It is not just about gays and lesbians,” she said. “It’s about all different issues that have arisen,” she said “freedom of speech, being able to represent one’s identity and being able to put a political point across.”

The first Mardi Gras took place on June 24, 1978 as a protest against a ban on homosexuality in Australia. It began as an improvised street party following a gay-rights rally. However when a city official interrupted the festivities, things turned ugly. On that night there were 53 arrests and many allegations of police brutality. Homosexuality was later decriminalised in Australia in 1984.

Local businesses realise the economic importance of the event, which is a huge money-spinner, they say. Visitors to Sydney for last year’s Mardi Gras contributed an estimated $46 million to the State’s economy. Organisers say about 6000 international visitors, the majority from Britain and the USA, attended this year’s event.

“We came all the way from America to see this,” Mrs Phyllis Drucker 67, from Los Angeles, said. “We were told it’s the best in the world, and we’re going to have a ball.”

A float entitled “Love Between the Flags” highlighted the need for racial harmony and cultural acceptance following last year’s Cronulla riots. Creative director Graham Browning said the theme of the parade, “I believe”, aimed to reflect political and social issues. The NSW Police service, with 45 members also marched in the parade.

Mardi Gras parade chief Deborah Cheetham, an internationally renowned soprano, rejected suggestions the parade was passe. “Maybe we’re just in that period of transition. It’s not tired,” said Cheetham, who led the parade with her partner and 14-year-old daughter. “There will always be a need for Mardi Gras.”

Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore said the parade was a celebration of Sydney’s diversity. “When you’re a child the thing that really excites you is either Christmas or the Royal Easter Show and I think as an adult Mardi Gras is the only equivalent,” Ms Moore told reporters.

“I didn’t want to miss any of this,” said 17-year-old Jennifer Mackay from outer Sydney, who arrived with three friends 10 hours before the start.

“It’s like Christmas for the gay and lesbian community,” said the parade’s creative director, Graeme Browning.

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Why Babies Are Special}

Submitted by: Brenna A. Welker

You would always hear the word “Congratulations” and “Welcome” every time a couple discovers that they are having a child soon. The word congratulation is being said because of the fact that they were blessed enough to be given the chance to share their responsibility if continuing the human race not only that, the word also means that when the baby is born it signals the start of building a family together with the father and the mother. On the other hand the word welcome that is also usually said to the couple means a total change to their lives with that soon to be born baby on the mothers womb. The time the baby is born every one welcomes the angel and also the lovers to the wonderful yet extreme world of parenting. Let’s go back to the time when the mother realizes that she is bearing a child on her stomach. The realization of having something in your tummy with its own life can such be a wonderful yet scary feeling for a reason that after nine months of bearing the child on your tummy comes a big responsibility of handling your very own baby.

Having a baby can be the most glorious feeling for every mothers and fathers since this mark the new stage of their relationship as they enter the level of building a family. A child is still considered as a baby the time he/she is born up to the age where the child reaches the age of two. Between this span of time, the parents are oblige to give all their time and care for the child’s welfare. In a different manner a child can still be considered as a baby even though he/she exceeds the literal age being stated for a child to still be a baby. As long as the parents would consider their siblings as a baby then nothing else matters.

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A parent is required to give everything that the baby needs especially on its first two years from being born because this is the most vulnerable time for babies. A strict supervision is needed for the parent’s part for a reason that a baby relies on the parents to give them what they need to survive. It is an essential factor for parents to take into consideration the things that needs to be done like feeding and teaching the baby how to crawl and walk. Guidance is strictly needed from parents since this stage of life for the babies is the “get to know these things stage”.

Having a baby should be thoroughly planned by a couple since the decision to have a child is one of the biggest responsibilities they can face. They are not only given the responsibility of taking care of the child but also the greater obligation of teaching the child of all the right morals and values that he/she can bring in the process of growing up. Being the perfect model for their child is also a required thing to do since the parents are the only guidance a child can truly have on the range of the process of growing up to be a good citizen of the country. Babies are so special since they are the ones who teach the greatest lesson of being responsible to the parents. A real life lesson indeed!

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‘Top Model’ winner CariDee English on her modeling career and her battle with psoriasis

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Since winning the reality television series America’s Next Top Model in December 2006, CariDee English, a small-town girl from Fargo, North Dakota, was plucked from relative obscurity to be the new look for CoverGirl Cosmetics, the newest fresh face on the cover of Seventeen, and affiliated with the largest modeling agency in the world, Elite Model Management.

However, she feels her greatest accomplishment is being the spokeswoman for the National Psoriasis Foundation, in which she is a motivational speaker and gives encouragement to psoriasis sufferers. CariDee has even lobbied in Congress for the passage of a bill which would ask the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Institute of Medicine to increase spending on finding a cure for psoriasis. You can read more about her role with the National Psoriasis Foundation here.

Wikinews reporter Mike Halterman sat down and talked with CariDee earlier in the week to discuss her own issues with psoriasis, how she has helped other sufferers in her role as spokeswoman for the Foundation, as well as what it’s like to be a new model in New York City and her thoughts on how the fashion industry operates today.

This is the second in a series of articles with America’s Next Top Model contestants. Articles will be published sporadically.


  • 1 Intro and her Super Bowl pick
  • 2 From North Dakota to the big city
  • 3 On representing the National Psoriasis Foundation
  • 4 On her former photography work
  • 5 Top Model and her modeling career
  • 6 Looking back and what’s coming next
  • 7 Source
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