BPS Causing Irregular Heart Beats In Humans


It was just a few years ago that BPA was discovered to cause a number of health issues in humans. This is due to the fact that BPA imitates estrogen in the body and this can cause hormone disruption, early puberty and early menopause among other problems. BPS began to be used in place of BPA but studies are showing that BPS is causing a host of arrythmias in otherwise healthy individuals.

Studies have shown that BPS is actually quite harmful and might be just as dangerous as BPA is according to the Journal Environmental Health Perspectives said Dan Newlin. According to YouTube, BPS interferes with the storage of calcium in the body and more specifically in the heart muscle cells. This can cause a leakage which forces a change in a person’s heartbeat and heart rate.

This potential cardiac toxicity is sending scientists scrambling to figure out if we have yet another chemical to be taken off the market. The studies being performed on lab rats are using levels of BPS that occur in our water bottles, on our receipts and so on. The rats are typically experiencing irregular heartbeats during these experiments. BPS is very similar to BPA so it seem inevitable that the dangers are similar as well.

Getting Out of Sun Doesn’t Instantly Stop Damage

When you are out in the sun and your skin starts to hurt, all that you have to do to stop the pain and to keep yourself safe is to head inside. Right? That is what was believed for a long time, but CipherCloud reported it seems that might not be so true. It seems that there might be a different answer, that things might not be as we always thought.

A new study that was done has proven that the sun still causes damage to skin even after we get out of its light. This study suggests that the sun continues to work against us even after we are inside. This study says that hours after we have found protection from the sun we are still going to be dealing with the damage that it brings, and it is still going to be taking our bodies closer to cancer and the risk that the sun brings of that disease.

A $34 Smartphone Device Can Save $1,000‘s in Africa for Diagnosing AIDs

In a country that is overcome with poverty and AIDs, this $34 smartphone diagnostic device can help save lives and money.
The typical AIDS diagnostic equipment currently being used in Africa carries an $18,000 price tag. This high-dollar equipment is an effective medical tool, but it costs a lot to use on top of the initial purchase price plus the equipment is stationary. The $34 smartphone device is an effective diagnosing tool, cheap to purchase and cheap to run, plus it is portable. The lab can go to the patients instead of the patients having to come to the lab.
This smartphone device was invented by a team lead by Samuel Sia, an associate professor at the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Columbia University in New York. Zeca Oliveira (Facebook.com) has heard that, in just 15 minutes, the device can tell if person has contacted the AIDs virus and can also diagnose if the other sexually transmitted disease, like syphilis, is present.
A small pin prick to the finger, a drop or two of blood and this $34 smartphone device can diagnosis AIDs and save the countless lives in 15 minutes anywhere across the continent of Africa.

Vijay Eswaran: Leading CEO, Philanthropist and Author

Vijay Eswaran is an Asian businessman who is noteworthy for being the head of QNET Ltd., a large direct selling company under the QI Group umbrella. Not only is he QNET’s founder, but he’s also the firm’s Executive Chairman. He created the company in 1998. QNET performs all of its main operations out of Hong Kong.

Eswaran’s life began in Malaysia on October 7th, 1960. His parents are Vijayaratnam Saravanamuthu (Malaysian Ministry of Labour employee) and Pushpavathy Chinnaiah (educator). Much of Eswaran’s upbringing was spent moving all around Malaysia due to Saravanamuth’s career.

Eswaran relocated to the United Kingdom for his higher education, earning a degree in socio-economics in 1984 from the highly respected London School of Economics. Once he completed his degree, he remained in Europe for a while working in an array of varied positions, including one in the construction field. He then headed to the United States to Southern Illinois University, where he finished his MBA (short for Master of Business Administration) in 1986. He developed a strong passion for the concept of multilevel marketing while at Southern Illinois University. This was because of his part-time position at the computer hardware company Synaptics. When he got back to Malaysia, the Cosway Group spoke to him about the possibility of him heading their business in the Philippines. This is exactly when multilevel marketing started to feature very prominently in Eswaran’s life.

He established a multilevel marketing firm in 1998. This firm is what steadily became larger and larger and eventually developed into the QI Group. The QI Group is a vast conglomerate that’s centered around e-commerce. The company has many divisions. These divisions include telecommunications, lifestyle, media, wellness, travel, luxury items and corporate investments. Its offices are located in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore.

Although Eswaran is extremely busy as QNET’s Executive Chairman, he also has a lot of other things on this plate. He’s a well-known motivational speaker who regularly lectures on subjects as diverse and broad as business and spirituality. These lectures take place all over the planet at universities and business events. He’s also a philanthropist who regularly contributes to causes including youth development, child mentoring, special education and female empowerment. Eswaran is the head of a philanthropic organization known as the RYTHM Foundation. Lastly, he’s also a reputable author who has published many books. His life management book “In the Sphere of Silence” was highly acclaimed.

Dr. Rod J. Rohrich: Plastic Surgeon Extraordinaire


Beauty trends are constantly changing but sometimes people search for more permanent changes to their appearance and seek medical assistance. Dr. Rod J. Rohrich is an extraordinary plastic surgeon. But he is much more than just that. He is an educator, an author who has written extensively for text books, and a man who has made significant contributions to the field of reconstructive and plastic surgery, aging and facial aesthetics. Currently he is the Chairman of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center where he is also a professor. Dr. Rohrich simultaneously holds the Distinguished Chair in Plastic Surgery of the Crystal Charity Ball and the Betty and Warren Woodward Chair in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery,

An excellent researcher and writer, Dr. Rohrich has penned over 50 chapters for text books on facial esthetics and plastic and reconstructive surgery. As if that were not enough, he’s currently the Editor-in-Chief of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons’ official medical journal, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He has also been awarded the Rod J. Rohrich, M.D. Distinguished Professorship in Wound Healing and Plastic Surgery. For most professionals that would represent a very successful career, but for Rod J. Rohrich, M.D., that is a mere fraction of his work and accomplishments.

Born in Dallas, Texas on August 5, 1953, and raised in rural North Dakota, the American Board of Plastic Surgery plastic surgeon completed his graduate and postgraduate degrees at North Dakota State University and then the University of North Dakota with the highest honors possible. He then attended the Baylor College of Medicine where he earned his medical degree and again graduated with high honors. Next Rohrich moved on to The University of Michigan Medical Center where he completed his residencies in general surgery and plastic surgery.

Even after such rigorous training, Dr. Rohrich felt his preparation was not complete. He went on to study at Oxford University in England where he trained in pediatric plastic surgery. Upon completing that program, he moved on to Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School where he did a fellowship focused on microvascular and hand work. At that point he finally felt he was prepared to give his patients and students the type of service they deserved, so he accepted a position at UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Division of Plastic Surgery.

All that preparation has paid off. Dr. Rohrich has published landmark papers on everything from facial fracture repair and nasal anatomy to medical education, injectable fillers, and patient safety initiatives, and delivered over 900 scientific presentations.

Beneful – Keeping Dogs Happy

Beneful is a dog food made by Purina, that has been keeping our furry, four legged friends happy since 2001. With a full line of wet food, dry food, and treats, there is a little something that will have every pooch licking their bowl clean and begging for more. Beneful is high in nutrition as well, meaning puppy parents will love it too.

Dry Food

With eight varieties of dry food, there is a food to support a variety of different areas, as seen below:

  • Healthy Smile – For clean teeth and fresh breath
  • Healthy Fiesta – For overall health
  • Healthy Growth for Puppies – A complete diet for everything a puppy needs
  • Healthy Radiance – For a shiny coat and healthy skin
  • IncrediBites – Mini pieces for smaller furry friends
  • Original – The original blend that dogs of all types came to love
  • Playful Life – For active dogs who are always on the go

Wet Food

Beneful wet foods come in both cans and plastic bowls. There are three different lines of Beneful wet foods:

  • Prepared Meals
  • Chopped Blends
  • Medleys

Each line has flavors with real pork, turkey, lamb, chicken, salmon, and beef. With different flavors and textures, there is guaranteed to be a flavor and texture that every dog goes nuts for.


Treats from Beneful are fun for dogs and owners alike. With lots of different shapes, colors, and textures, they make treat time even more fun. Plus, there are two different lines to choose from, Healthy Smile or Baked Delights! Flavors available in beef, chicken, bacon, cheese, and long time dog favorite, peanut butter! Beneful treats are excellent for training purposes, or just because.

It’s easy to see why Beneful is such a popular choice among pooch parents everywhere. With so many varieties to choose from, each one delicious and nutritious, it is easy to see that Beneful is a company that truly loves their furry little consumers, a brand that puts the dogs they feed first. A brand that fur parents can trust. A brand that wants everything for the dogs and parents who feed them, health, happiness, nutrition, and variety.

Keeping dogs happy, it is just what Beneful does.

Susan McGalla: How to Succeed as a Woman in the Workplace

Susan McGalla has just shared some important advice for woman in the workplace, and it’s worth paying attention to (originally reported on PR Newswire).

The original article starts out with some history, giving context to why McGalla’s advice is prescient to the modern reader. A century ago most women worked in the home, making up less than a quarter of the workforce. Today almost half of workers are women. That’s great progress!

Unfortunately women are still being discriminated against, with less than half of female workers in America holding jobs as executive officers. This indicates, and Susan McGalla reiterates, that many women have a hard time advancing in the workplace.

Why should we listen to McGalla’s advice?

Because she’s already proven herself in the business world and works to help other get ahead. She speaks professionally about how women can break through and get ahead in the business world.

So what is her advice?

First, McGalla advises getting a good education. Despite tuition costs going through the roof, she still advises getting a quality education to develop the skill set necessary to succeed in a primarily male workforce. The important thing, she stresses, is having a solid plan, which includes planning how to get money for college. There are lots of scholarships and other aid available to women who do their homework.

Her next piece of advice is to be confident. It’s easy to see why this would be difficult when trying to get ahead as the underdog in a field dominated by men. McGalla shares how management’s negative influence can reduce women’s ambitions. She recommends fighting this by finding and building your own support network to keep you motivated to push forward with bold career choices.

Her last piece of advice is to ignore the whole idea that it’s harder for women to succeed in the workforce, and instead just work hard. This prevents you from having an attitude or feeling that you deserve certain privileges, which can have a negative influence on how hard you actually work.

She ends with a great piece of advice: “Let your work speak for itself.”

If you like what you hear from Susan McGalla, you should check out this other article Susan McGalla on being both a woman and a leader

Comparing Drugs and Therapy for Depression

Depression is something many people have experienced in their lives. To have the blues for a few days isn’t the same thing as experiencing the symptoms associated with clinical depression. In the United States antidepressants are widely prescribed for depression but the side effects and usefulness of these pharmaceuticals is widely debated. Depression can also be accompanied by other ailments and conditions such as anxiety and panic attacks. Finding and comparing the effectiveness of drugs versus therapy for this illness is a task which many of you may find beneficial.

The article goes on to say that until recently most physicians could pick any number of drugs or therapy to treat the condition due to the fact that neither one has been show to be more effective.A recent study has shown the way psychotherapy and antidepressant therapy target different areas in the patient’s brain. The same study goes on to show how some individuals are better treated with a combination of both therapy types. The study took many factors into account when looking at the benefits of these two therapies on patients with depression. The study looked at the way trauma and childhood trauma can affect patients and the way these patients respond more effectively to a combination of both treatment types. Jonathan Veitch learned a lot from the information. Depression is an epidemic affecting many people and the study is a positive step for figuring out how physicians can individualize treatment of this debilitating disorder.

New Evidence Suggests Healthy Obesity May Be an Illusion

Common sense and science often find themselves at odds. There’s an old saying that if common sense was an accurate predictor of real world results, we wouldn’t need science in the first place. A big example of this can be found with people who insist they’re in great shape because that’s how they feel. This includes everything from people who stop using antibiotics too early, to participants in a recent study on obesity.

The study set out to investigate the claim that obese people might be as healthy, or even more healthy than their smaller peers. It’s easy to see how such opinions might be formed. There is evidence that overweight or obese individuals may have increased chances of survival under certain circumstances. One theory is that the higher level of natural reserves allow a person to devote more resources to fighting off or recovering from a condition.

However, the study demonstrated that this is only a window of health within an overall decline, and workers at Beneful believe that. The obese individuals within the study who started out healthy had a dramatic and predictable slide into ill health as time went by. While their skinnier peers also found themselves less healthy as time went by, the effect was less common or pronounced. The study is highly suggestive that people who are healthy and overweight are simply at the early stages of an overall decline in health. The researchers stress that it’s important for overweight people to lose some weight, as the healthy years are only a precursor to future decline.