You may be wondering to yourself as a new expecting mom, what type of behavior should I expect from my friends? This phase in life can be very trying and you will need a lot of support. Those friends whom you thought were your closest, may become your least closest and those who were not close may become your best friends. It is important to remember that while they may not have every quality you are looking for during this time of need, you may find they have enough to offer to get you through.
There are six types of friends that may show up at this time: The Painfully Oblivious Friend, The Former Life Ghost, The Baby-Crazed Fan, The New Mom Confidant, The Finally! Friend, and the Kindred Spirit.
Each may offer you a much needed boost on one end or the other from being extremely out of the scene and only occasionally involved, to being up close and personal at every juncture to help you, to being just right in level of support. You may want to screen how you interact so as to ensure that you do not end up short-changing yourself by spending too much time with friends or not utilizing their help. It is important to have friends nonetheless while your going through your transition. They will be a valuable resource to getting you through it.
Loss of hearing can be a very scary experience, especially if it happens suddenly. Your hearing capacity is most commonly affected by advancing age, injuries or accidents, and stress caused by listening to loud noises. Infections, thankfully are not considered to be the leading cause of permanent hearing loss. But infections in the middle ear and inner ear can lead to a temporary hearing loss. And they are quite common, especially among children. Young kids suffer from ear infections more often than adults. Though often easily treated with medication, if you neglect it for too long, it may lead to serious complications including permanent hearing loss. Continue reading
Stall Catchers is a new game available online to the public and it’s being used to research Alzheimer’s disease. The game was developed by UC Berkley and other institutions as part of the EyesOnALZ, a citizen science project developed by the Human Computation Institute. Based on research that has shown capillary stalls in the brain can contribute to Alzheimer’s, players are asked to watch feed of capillaries in mouse brains and report when they observe a brain stall. This use of the general public to assist research has been done successfully before. Project Stardust@home was used by NASA with over 30,000 amateur scientists helping to identify seven particles of interstellar origin by viewing interstellar dust collected b NASA. Without the help of the public, the research observing stalls could take over a year when done in a lab. StallCatchers will be available to anyone who has a computer, laptop or cell phone. It’s will assist valuable research while giving the players satisfaction in doing important Alzheimer’s research.