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Hypnobirthing I Tried Hypnosis During Childbirth

“So, this person on the next episode is gonna try something called ‘hypnobirthing,'” I told my husband.

Six months pregnant with my first child and preparing to watch what must have been my 375th episode of A Baby Story, I uttered these words with barely concealed skepticism and disgust. At the time — nearly 11 years ago — my primary knowledge about childbirth had come from three main sources: (1) birth horror stories told to me by friends and family, (2) film depictions of labor that were rife with emergency cesarean sections and flailing women whose necks were one vertebra shy of a Linda Blair spin, and (3) you guessed it: A Baby Story.

Mostly, these sources had taught me that labor was the only time where it was socially acceptable for women to threaten to murder the people around them. They had given me no indication that self-hypnosis would be anything but an ineffective, possibly laughable labor comfort technique.

In fact, I thought that hypnobirthing sounded on par with juggling bowling pins or invoking the mighty hammer of Thor in terms of its potential usefulness during labor. I wanted no part of it. Unless, of course, I could take part in a little schadenfreude as I watched what I assumed would be Read more

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Power of Hypnosis: Pain Killer and Brain Booster

In Beyond Science, Epoch Times explores research and accounts related to phenomena and theories that challenge our current knowledge. We delve into ideas that stimulate the imagination and open up new possibilities. Share your thoughts with us on these sometimes controversial topics in the comments section below.

Hypnosis is a much maligned and misunderstood aspect of mind “tinkering.” Many people think of hypnosis as a person clucking around like a chicken on stage after having a pocket watch dangled in front of his eyes. There’s more to this field of study.

A pocket watch is going through a hypnotizing motion.

A pocket watch is going through a hypnotizing motion.

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In 2000, Brain Research Bulletin published a paper about the brain activity (electroencephalogram Read more

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The Longer You Go Without Sleep

Sleep is important. Have we made that clear yet, folks? In case you’re still trying to put it off, this video shows what can start to happen the longer you go without sleep.

Even after a single day, negative side effects like impaired focus and reduced ability to form memories can start setting in. The longer you go, the worse it gets. Your brain will eventually start forcing itself to go to sleep for brief periods at a time. Your body can become so stressed that your heart rate rises, or you start hallucinating.

Of course, your body isn’t designed to naturally reach these stages alone. If you’re trying to force yourself to stay awake for long periods of time, you should know that the risks aren’t light. It only takes a few days without sleep for the side effects to become either directly or indirectly life-threatening. Source This is what

Hypnosis for Sleep

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Hypnosedation: An Alternative Sedation Method

he awake craniotomy is a well-accepted surgical technique for resection of low-grade gliomas (LGGs).1 The procedure, which utilizes intraoperative electric stimulation, is able to preserve the functional integrity of structures surrounding the tumor. This asleep-awake-asleep (AAA) surgical method is associated with low rates of swelling, seizures, severe permanent deficits, and mortality. The patient, placed in a lateral decubitus position, is asleep for the often stressful surgical opening, then awakened to cooperate with the surgeon during the procedure, then asleep for the surgical closing.

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Cuba’s Lung Cancer Vaccine Coming to Buffalo NY U.S.

Cuba’s Lung Cancer Vaccine

When New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) headed to Havana on a historic trade mission in April, he returned with the promise of an important commodity: a Cuban-developed lung cancer vaccine.

The vaccine, called CimaVax, has been researched in Cuba for 25 years and became available for free to the Cuban public in 2011. The country’s Center for Molecular Immunology signed an agreement last month with Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, New York to import CimaVax and begin clinical trials in the United States.

Coming To The Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo NY U.S.

“We’re still at the very early stages of assessing the promise of this vaccine, but the evidence so far from clinical trials in Cuba and Europe has been striking,” Dr. Kelvin Lee, Jacobs Family Chair in Immunology and co-leader of the Tumor Immunology and Immunotherapy Program at Roswell Park, told The Huffington Post.

When President Obama loosened the United State’s 55-year long trade embargo against the island nation in December, he allowed for such joint research deals to be finalized. Similar programs might have been impossible just a few years ago.

Cuba has long been known for its high-quality cigars, and lung cancer is a major public health problem and the fourth-leading cause of death in the country. A 2007 study of patients with stages IIIB and IV lung cancer, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, confirmed the safety of the CimaVax and showed an increase in tumor-reducing antibody production in more than half of cases. It proved particularly effective for increased survival if the study participant was younger than 60.

So far, 5,000 patients worldwide have been treated with CimaVax, including 1,000 patients in Cuba. Lee said the latest Cuban study of 405 patients, which has not yet been published, confirms earlier findings about the safety and efficacy of the vaccine. What’s more, the shot is cheap — it costs the Cuban government just $1, Wired reported. And studies have found there are no significant side effects.

“We think it may be an effective way to prevent cancer from developing or recurring, so that’s where a lot of our team’s excitement comes in,” Lee said. “There’s good reason to believe that this vaccine may be effective in both treating and preventing several types of cancer, including not only lung but breast, colorectal, head-and-neck, prostate and ovarian cancers, so the potential positive impact of this approach could be enormous.”

Preclinical investigations of CimaVax at Roswell Park and the unpublished findings of the 405-patient Cuban study are promising, according to Lee. CimaVax works by blocking a hormone that causes lung cancer tumors to grow, a method which has also been shown to be effective in treating colon cancer. That fuels researchers’ hope that the vaccine will be an effective treatment for other types of cancer as well.

Still, he acknowledged that the vaccine needs rigorous testing in each of these different disease areas to know whether or not the drug will work as well as the scientists at Roswell Park hope. To be clear, the CimaVax doesn’t cure cancer. It’s a therapeutic vaccine that works by targeting the tumor itself, specifically going after the proteins that allow a tumor to keep growing. (And as PBS points out, a person can’t just take a shot of CimaVax and continue to smoke without fear of lung cancer.)

“We hope to determine in the next few years whether giving CimaVax to patients who’ve had a lung cancer removed, or maybe even to people at high risk of developing lung or head-and-neck cancers because of a history of heavy smoking, may be beneficial and may spare those people from having a cancer diagnosis or recurrence,” Lee said.

The United States is currently at work developing two lung cancer vaccines of its own, GVAX and BLP 25, though neither has been studied for as long as CimaVax.

How does a tiny island nation with limited economic resources pioneer a powerhouse cancer vaccine? “They’ve had to do more with less,” Candace Johnson, CEO of Roswell Park, told Wired. “So they’ve had to be even more innovative with how they approach things. For over 40 years, they have had a preeminent immunology community.”

Despite decades of economic problems and the U.S. trade embargo, Cuba has been a model of public health. According the New York Times, life expectancy for Cubans is 79 years, on par with the United States, despite the fact that its economy per person is eight times smaller. While many drugs and even anesthesia have been hard to come by over the years, Cuba has one of the best doctor to patient ratios in the world. Moreover, the Cuban government’s investment in primary care for residents and preventative health measures like public education, housing and nutrition have paid huge dividends in the health of citizens, especially relative to similarly poor countries.

Looking forward, ongoing research collaborations between the two nations are almost certainly on the horizon as relations between Cuba and the U.S. continue to thaw. For now, Lee says the researchers at Roswell Park have their eyes trained on about 20 cancer treatment and prevention technologies in Cuba — including another lung cancer vaccine called racotumomab that the group hopes to study in clinical trials at Roswell.

Correction: An earlier version of this article said that the Center for Molecular Immunology signed a research agreement with Roswell Park Cancer Institute this week. The agreement was actually signed in April.

Source huffingtonpost.com

photo Source  Yamil LAGE YAMIL LAGE/AFP/Getty Images

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Healthy Appetizing Eating with Onion Flower

It take less effort to each healthy food when is creative and appetizing.Try this method and you will enjoy onions even more. I suggest you find small red onions for this if you intend on putting them on a plate with other food items. Large onions would dress up a a serving platter quite nicely though.

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Idealists Brain tumor teenage victim donates organs

An 11-year-old boy in south China’ s Guangdong Province recently touched many hearts by choosing to donate his organs during the last moments of his life. Liang Yaoyi, whose life was ended by a brain tumor last Friday, gave new life to others by electing to donate his kidneys, liver and corneas.

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Galleries: Matt Mullican’s hypnotic world

Of the artists who composed the Pictures Generation – Cindy Sherman, Richard Prince, Barbara Kruger, Sherrie Levine, David Salle, and others who appropriated images from various sources in their art – Matt Mullican, born in Los Angeles in 1951 to artist parents, and a student of John Baldessari at the California Institute of the Arts, always seemed to be off in his own world.

Looking at Mullican’s mid-1970s pictographs of everyday signs (say, the isolated male figure indicating the men’s room, or the lighted cigarette with the diagonal line crossing it) arranged in grids, you sensed there was something more to Mullican’s preoccupation with the simple symbols guiding civilized human behavior than met the eye.

It became known that Mullican’s art was a virtual map of his subconscious, Read more

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You can train your body into thinking it’s had medicine

You can train your body into thinking it’s had medicine
Jo Marchant asks if we can harness the mind to reduce side-effects and slash drug costs.

9 February 2016
Marette Flies was 11 when her immune system turned against her. A cheerful student from Minneapolis, Minnesota, she had curly brown hair and a pale, moon-shaped face, and she loved playing trumpet in her high-school band. But in 1983, she was diagnosed with lupus, a condition in which the immune system destroys the body’s healthy tissues.

It ran rampant, attacking her body on multiple fronts. She was given steroids to suppress her immune system; the drugs made her face swell up, and her hair fell out onto her pillow and into her food. But despite the treatment her condition worsened over the next two years, with inflamed kidneys, seizures and high blood pressure. She suffered frequent headaches and her whole body was in pain. Read more

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75% of patients have Cancerphobia Fear of Cancer

An exceptional essay in the April issue of Lancet explores why even healthy, asymptomatic people are terrified when they hear the word “cancer.”  Robert Aronowitz, an internist and professor of the history and sociology of science at the University of Pennsylvania, describes “cancerphobia,” a term coined in the 1950s by a Cleveland Clinic surgeon who […]