Friday, December 13, 2013

Costume makes you old man

It seems the equipment of an astronaut to survive in space. But this grey, heavy, with orange stained glass is the best way to know what is to be 75 years old.

The idea was born of Rachel Eckardt, Enterprise Center Evangelical of Geriatrics of Berlin (EGZB, by its acronym in German), who thought that the best way for Gerontology students could understand his patients ailments themselves to live them.
"I believe that something better to spend hours in front of the power point was to find a tool allowing students to better understand what is to be a person of 75 years of age", said Eckardt to BBC world.
The suit, which weighs 10 kilos, consists of a helmet and a jacket and trousers, which does not allow the full mobility of the arms and legs. Neither the muscle sensitivity and not think of trying to grab a coin from the ground. It is almost impossible.
"The only thing we can not simulate are the pains that some people suffer from osteoporosis and arthritis. "But we do them note to students so that they understand even more the situation", said Eckardt.
Hands and eyes half
Although attempted at some clinics in the United Kingdom a few years ago to reduce the mobility of some health care providers so that they understand how older people lived, it is the first time that develops a costume for educational purposes.
In addition to the body, the costume comes with other devices. The first are gloves that prevent mobility of the hands and fingers.
The other is a helmet with an orange visor, which reduces the auditory and visual capacity. To be with that since, scored Eckardt, the person barely can target without fear of falling.
"When hearing is reduced not only reduces the ability to listen, but also the balance of the person. With orange visor, the person not only looks fuzzy, but it also can identify colors or textures,"he explained.
A name, many difficulties
The draft Age Men, which began in 2012, try, that they feel the difficulties of age, also understand that Geriatrics is not a single disease.
"The majority of elderly people suffer from many things, not of a single. That costume is not limited to the movement or vision. It is comprehensive in that sense,"he explained.
For some students that costume have been tested, what is clear is that it allows to have another opinion about care that should pay the gerontology specialist.
"It makes us think that we have to talk tougher and clearer. And things that are easy to get up from the bed for us, for other people is not so simple,"explained to BBC World Elizabeth Steinhagen, one of the students of the EGZB program.
More older adults
One of the reasons that led to the development of this costume is the increase in the older population in the coming years. For example, in countries such as Germany and Japan expected that by the year 2030 the population over 60 is 26%.
In the countries of Latin America index is also on the rise. According to the National Institute of statistic in the Peru, in 2020, 11% of the population of this country is over 60. And in Colombia, it is expected that the number of older adults reach six billion.
"We need people that will be in charge of people older have empathy with them." "Many people think that it is easy to understand what happens, but every day I am aware that is not the case", concluded Steinhagen.

Educate yourself about diabetes

When you suffer from a disease such as diabetes, educate yourself properly is essential to keep it controlled and avoid risks.

With that in mind, the Physicians Committee for responsible medicine (PCRM for its acronym in English), a non-governmental organization from the United States that promotes preventive medicine, celebrates the National Diabetes month with the publication of a page and with information in Spanish.

Resources include a video entitled "the 3 best tips for reversing diabetes", several articles on the diet and diabetes, as well as recipes and vegetarian program online called "Vegetarian in 21 days". As indicated on their website, the traditional plant-based diets have been replaced by unhealthy meat, dairy products, and junk food. This makes rates of obesity and diabetes increase a lot.

In fact, to try to change this, porponen vegetarian program, designed to help latinos to fight diabetes.

They discover fossil of two insects mating

WASHINGTON.-a fossil of two small insects copulating dating of 165 million years ago was recently discovered in China, making it the oldest of its kind ever found, said a group of scientists.

The fossils of insects in the sexual act are strange, what does that knowledge about the postures of copulation and the orientation of the genitals at the beginning of the evolution are limited, says paleontologist Dong Ren University Normal Capital in China, lead author of the discovery published in the U.S. Journal PLOS ONE.
The fossil well preserved two perpetual Anthocytina, small insects that jump from plant floor, the sample copulating in front, with the male reproductive organ inserted into the genital opening of the female.
The fossil would therefore indicate that the position of the genitalia and the positions of coupling between insects have not changed for more than 165 million years, the researchers say.
"This rare fossil offers a dressing-down over the sexual behaviour of these insects in this period of the Middle Jurassic and provides important information for understanding their positions to reproduce and the orientation of their genital organs," says Dong Ren

Saturday, June 29, 2013

How to combine a sequined

Sequined dresses have caused a furore on the girls, they have again set a trend for some time and have earned one of the highest positions in fashion. These are ideal for attending important events or festive, if you plan to wear a sequined dress, do not miss these wonderful tips for combining a sequined dress to perfection.

- Accessories: Since you must know that if you wear a sequined dress all attraction wrath on your garment, so it is recommended you wear simple accessories and black.

- Half transparent: Sometimes prepare a beautiful dress for the celebration and the day of the event unexpectedly cold. This time you should not stop using the dress, you should only complement the dress with transparent stockings. This way you'll get a less formal looks but still remains sober, combined with a bag stockings and black shoes.

- Accessories in colors: If you wear a blue sequined dress and shoes opt for a handbag gold tone, if you wear a sequined silver accessories and pair it with coral colored shoes.