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Pregnant women have been the target of partners who do not want to assume responsibility for the unborn child.

Couples, Pregnancy And Murder: The Maternal Murder Phenomenon

Couples, Pregnancy And Murder: The Maternal Murder PhenomenonIn recent years, the high profile murder cases of Laci Peterson and Lori Hacking in the United States has brought to light an growing threat to pregnant women---murder. According to a March 2001 study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) using death records and coroner reports, state health department researchers found 247 pregnancy-associated deaths between 1993 and 1998, suggesting that the maternal murder phenomenon is the leading cause of death among pregnant women. Pregnancy should be a time of great joy between a couple, so why are all those women getting murdered by their partners? According to Dr. Diana Cheng, director of women's health at the Maryland Department of Health and Medical Hygiene and her colleague Dr. Isabelle Horon, Women tend to think pregnancy is a safety zone, especially if they are already in an abusive relationship, but what we're seeing is that no woman is safe from domestic violence or its most severe consequences." Unfortunately, most women who are in abusive relationships are physically assaulted by their partners even during pregnancy. Sometimes, this violence can result in injury for both the mother and child, miscarriage or death. The more alarming thing is that while the male partners of these pregnant women are often the chief suspects in the murder, it can be hard for the police to prove the fact and these men can go free to go on and abuse other women.Why then would a woman stay in an abusive relationship? Unfortunately, apart from the financial aspect, many women are compelled to stay in the relationship because of companionship and for the sake of the child. Many victims of domestic violence find convenient excuses for their partner's behavior, some driven by the shame and disbelief that such a thing was happening to them. Women who are in comfortable financial positions and social standing may have more options but are not less vulnerable to domestic violence. Some women have asked, if he doesn't want the responsibility of a child, then why doesn't he just leave? Leaving the pregnant woman may be simple, but once the child is born there are other factors that will still tie him to his unwanted partner and child such as child support and alimony.Many of the men who murdered their pregnant partners had shown signs of psychopathic behavior even before the murder, and were likely to have been arrested for domestic violence. If you are pregnant and your partner isn't feeling as joyous about the pregnancy as you are, it could be normal. Pregnancy is a big, life-changing event for the couple, and for men the emotional and financial responsibility it places on them can seem overwhelming. This feeling of fear and anxiety may be compounded by outside stressors such as problems with work, issues with their parents and physical or psychological problems. However, if you are getting some vibes that send cold chills up your spine, look for some signs and ask yourself these questions. Has your partner asked or told you to have an abortion? Has he said, he's not ready to be a father yet? Did he break-off the relationship because of the pregnancy? Have you had disastrous conversations about child support? Any comments about you personally being the wrong person to have his child? Is your relationship an abusive one? If your partner has made direct threats that he would cause you harm if you plan to have the baby, protect yourself. Don't keep the news to yourself, tell your friends or family about it, and if the harassment escalates report it to local law enforcement agencies. There are also support groups that can help you during this difficult time. It might also be a good idea to move to a different residence. It is better to be proactive than to end up dead. Don't wait until its too late.

Stress: Inevitable But Treatable

Stress: Inevitable But Treatable

Lifestyle in the 21st century is very stressful. Stress nowadays is not only overwhelming but it can pose a serious effect on one's health. Almost everyone knows how it feels like to be stressed, stomachaches, headaches, and sweaty palms are all symptoms of this condition. These are normal body reactions to threats, changes in routines, or challenges. Chronic or prolonged stress caused by work, relationship problems, or financial concerns may hamper emotional balance and increase the risk of chronic illness. Ongoing stress may increase the chances that certain ailments may develop. In addition, chronic stress may weaken the immune system and make it more susceptible to many forms of infections. Stress however, is an inevitable part of life and may cause one to be physically and emotionally drained. Here are additional signs that indicate that one is might be stressed out: feeling down, edgy, or tired laughing or crying without any reason blaming others for bad things that happenedwanting to be alone at all times not being able to see the positive side of certain situationsnot enjoying activities that were used to enjoyfeeling annoyed to people or activities feelings like one has too many things to do Many stressed individuals try to self-medicate to distract one's self from by engaging in other activities while stressed. A lot of them however use the wrong method for stress relief. They tend to overeat, drink too much alcohol or coffee, or use illegal drugs. These habits may bring temporary relief but fail to alleviate stress in any meaningful way. In the long run individuals who engage in these activities may only heighten physical and emotional stress. Exercise and nutritious diets are safe and effective ways to improve mental and physical health. Many medical studies point out that exercise, especially aerobic exercise (jogging, brisk walking, and jumping rope) as one of the best method for "stress relief" . This is possible because these activities promote of the production of endogenous morphines or endorphins. These are substances that is produced by the brain that might work as the body's natural pain-killers. It said that endorphins might be capable of elevating one's mood, self-esteem, and mental functioning. Exercise should be done properly and in moderation to achieve health improvements. Individuals who want to improve their health don't have to train like marathoners or even join a gym. Strength training (push-ups, pull-ups, etc) coupled with 30 minutes of jogging or brisk walking can keep your body toned and improve metabolism. These regimens can be done with little or no equipment at all. Many health experts claim that the key to improved health is not intensity or using sophisticated equipments but continuous physical activity. Exercising properly can make people feel better, have more energy, and become less prone to stress. Before engaging in physical activities and making adjustments in food regimens, individuals are encouraged to seek the advise of health experts. They may prepare a workout routines that are recommended for individuals based on their specific health conditions and fitness goals.If exercise and diet adjustments do not work, stressed individuals may use medications for stress relief. However, before taking them stressed individuals should consult doctors to clarify drug interactions and side effects that may occur while under medication. Understanding stress is essential for treatment and improvements in one's health.

How To Tell If A Health Product Is For Real Or Not, Part 1

How To Tell If A Health Product Is For Real Or Not, Part 1

Take our dodo bird poop extract and your cancer will be cured! Oh, no. It's ANOTHER miracle cure! Natural potents claiming miraculous results seem to abound these days. It's often times hard to tell if a product is for real or not. Here are a few pointers that should help you choose effective nutritional products instead of hyped up trash.The first factor you'll wish to look at is scientific research on a product. Ask the company or salesperson for scientific research on their product.First of all, if there have been no scientific studies done on the efficacy of the product, be very wary.If there are scientific studies that show good results from using the product, you should check a very important element in the scientific studies were they performed using the exact product that you are considering buying?For example, a salesman may give you a study showing excellent results with Aloe Vera. However, the study was most likely performed using fresh aloe vera, not the particular aloe-derived product that you are considering buying. This is very important, because there are many things that a company can do or not do (even without knowing it) in between harvesting the plant and you buying the product that could render the product useless.That brings us to the second factor to consider, which is processing. How is the product processed? Is it processed in a way that ensures that when you purchase it, it still has all of the nutrients that it should in it?It can often be difficult to determine if a product is processed properly. So you'll often have to make your decision based on other factors. For example, if you have scientific studies showing that the product gives good results off the shelf, it is apparently processed correctly.

Diet and your health

Diet and your health

In recent years, we have heard more and more about how our diet affect our health , especially in relation to the production of cancers. Research has shown that our diet contains an enormous variety of natural mutagens and carcinogens. It is also apparent that we are ingesting vastly greater qualities of these substances than was previously suspected. Perhaps this natural chemical product should be primary concern rather than the mutagenicity of industrial chemicals, food additives and pollutants in our environment. For example, in 1989 the United States had a big publicity generated scare concerning the plant growth regulator Alar, which is used to delay ripening of apples so that they do not drop prematurely. Alar was said to be carcinogenic, but when put in perspective with chemicals in our daily diets , it does not to be so bad. For instance, the hydrazines in a helping of mushrooms are 60 times more carcinogenic than the Alar consumed in a glass of apple juice or 20 times greater than a daily peanut butter sandwich, which frequently contains aflatoxin B. Our diets contain literally millions of natural chemicals; intact it is not practical to test them all for carcinogenicity.Animal tests and the and the Ames test have been used to evaluate cooked foods for their potential for inducing cancers; and it has been found that browed sugars or breads contains a variety of mutagens. In addition, caffeine and its close relative theobromine found in coffee, tea, cocoa, and some soft drinks may increase the risk of tumors by inhibiting DNA repair enzymes. Plants synthesize many carcinogenic or teratogenic chemicals as delense mechanism to ward off the animals that want to consume them. Examples of plants plant carcinogens include psoralen and its derivatives, which are widespread in plants and have been used as sunscreen in France; solanine and chaconine are teratogens and are found in greened potatoes. Other food that contains natural cicargens includes banana, basil, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, horseradish, mustard turnips, and black pepper. In addition, red wines are believed to be responsible for the high incidence of stomach cancers among the French people, although red wine also seems to decrease the incidence of coronary heart disease. It seems that nothing can be consumed that does not contain mutagen!Another big problem with American diet is the consumption of excess quantities of fats. The average American consumes 40% of her/ his calories in the form of fat. Comparisons of cancer death rates in different national populations have provided important clues to the nutrational causes of cancer. Very different types of cancers appear in the United States than appear in Japan. In United States, colon, breast, and prostate cancer are most prevalent, whereas stomach cancers are in excess in Japan. When the amount of dietary fat intake is plotted against the number of death by breast cancer, the results are striking; the more fat in the diet, the more higher the rate of breast cancer. How might fat intake cause cancer? It may be caused by rancid fat because it represents a sizable percentage of the fat are very prone to oxidation, which produces a variety of carcinogenic compounds. Another likely explanation is that may carcinogens are soluble in fats and accumulate in the fat of the animals we eat.w.g.p.kanchana all rights reserved

Increase Your Energy Levels With Balance Balls!

Physical exercise is the performance of some activity in order to develop or maintain physical fitness and overall health. It is often directed toward also honing athletic ability or skill.There are literally zillions of exercise benefits to be gained through a regular fitness and nutritional plan. When you read this list, you'll wonder why everyone isn't taking advantage of what fitness has to offer.Improving Mental and Physical HealthPhysical exercise can improve both your mental and physical health. The benefits of aerobic exercise include improved cardiovascular endurance, muscle strength and flexibility. Exercise pumps more blood through your veins. This increases the size of your arteries, prevents fat from clogging your arteries and helps prevent blood clots.The great thing about training the upper body is that there are tons of choices for working each muscle group. The bad thing is that there seem to be a lot of muscles in the upper body and, if you're like me, you have your favorites and your not-so-favorites.Exercise tip for an exercise benefit:Take a walk every day with your entire family. If your children are old enough to ride a bike or roller-blade, let them while you walk, jog, ride a bike or roller-blade yourself;Increased EnergyThe right combination of exercise and nutrition creates an hormonal environment conducive to fat loss, increased muscle strength and increased energy. When your body is working at peak efficiency, your energy levels soar!How much exercise do I need?Talk to your doctor about how much exercise is right for you. A good goal for many people is to work up to exercising 4 to 6 times a week for 30 to 60 minutes at a time. Remember, though, that exercise has so many benefits that any amount is better than noneKids exercise all the time without even thinking of it. Just being active, like when you run around outside or play kickball at school, is a kind of exercise. What else counts as exercise? Playing sports, dancing, doing push-ups, and even reaching down to touch your toes.Balance BallOne of the best exercise methods is to exercise with a balance ball! So, we urge you to find out more about the "balance ball" exercise today.

The way we were

“ Wouldn’t it be lovely to go away for a holiday this yearhusband Peter. He murmured something and continued reading the paper. “Well, what about a weekend then?” she insisted. “Hmmmmm.” This was the only reply she would obtain from him last week.“ OK,” she thought, “I’ll reserve it and then he will accept to go although quite why I want to go is beyond me!”Her husband has been turning steadily more and more complaining as he got older. She discovered from her mates that this fact was natural but she couldn’t help sorrowing the loss of her pleasure, expressive and sexy husband of yesteryear.Her plan of vacation had been to recreate a sexy story in their lives. She would reach that task if there was nothing to read or to watch then he would at least have to speak to her. He moaned to himself when she told him that she had reserved a long weekend in Paris but he didn’t decline the proposal so she believed Really he had been should have organized a romantic weekend but as a typical boy, hadn’t known how to discuss with her the subject, he felt they were in a rut – she went off to do gym and he played golf with his friends but they did little together. Typical retirement, really. She would have been surprised if she knew how he thought of her nice hair and the the nice moments they had had when they were adolescents. The spontaneity of it all! He felt upset that sexual activity felt like such an obligation now, like hard work. So much so that they had let it disappear and they forgot how to touch each other or share a romantic moment.He saw what she was planning and determined to make this break the start of their new destiny together. But how? as he read so many commentaries he was well versed in the properties of generic Viagra and knew where to obtain generic Cialis, so a search on the back pages of the newspaper gave him some trusted pharmacies to purchase little blue lozenges. He bought some generic Viagra and kept them away until the holiday.Mary did not suspect of his plans and had done a little research of her own. Hidden away in her little toiletries bag was a small package of pastilles designed to help a man to sustain an erection.After a tremendous day enjoying Paris and a tasty meal, they came back their accommodation and once inside, Mary coughed nervously and then held out a lozenge to her boyfriend, “I hope you don’t mind, but I though this medication, might aid you to modify your thought on these holidays,” she described. As he saw her she saw that he had a glass of water in one hand and a little blue tablet in the other. Man and woman did a double take and began to laugh. “It seems we still love each other,” he chuckled.“Thanks goodness!” she shouted and hugged him. He caressed her passionately and they fell onto the large soft bed, like a pair of young lovers in love.

Summary

Pregnant women have been the target of partners who do not want to assume responsibility for the unborn child.