Tuesday, April 29, 2008

How to sell organic quality products and be sued by a soap maker?

Dr. Bronner’s Suing Rivals over Organic Labeling Dr. Bronner’s filed suit in California Superior Court against a number of personal care brands to force them to stop using organic labeling on their products.
The brands named in the case include, Jason Natural, Avalon Organics, Nature’s Gate, Kiss My Face, Juice Organics, Giovanni, Head, Desert Essence, Ikove, Estee Lauder, Stella McCarney, Ecocert and OASIS, two industry associations working to set standards for organics in personal care.
David Bronner, President of Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps says, "We have been deeply disappointed and frustrated by companies in the 'natural' personal care space who have been screwing over organic consumers, engaging in misleading organic branding and label call-outs, on products that were not natural in the first place, let alone organic."
Dr. Bronner's has determined, based on extensive surveys, that organic consumers expect that cleansing ingredients in branded and labeled soaps, shampoos and body washes that are labeled "Organic", "Organics" or "Made with Organic" will be from organic as distinct from conventional agricultural material, produced without synthetic fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides, and free of petrochemical compounds.
Ronnie Cummins, Executive Director of the OCA, said: "The pressure of imminent litigation outlined in cease and desist letters sent by OCA and Dr. Bronner’s in March prompted some serious discussion with some of the offending companies, but ultimately failed to resolve the core issues."
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Dr. Bronner’s Suing Rivals over Organic Labeling Dr. Bronner’s filed suit in California Superior Court against a number of personal care brands to force them to stop using organic labeling on their products. The brands named in the case include, Jason Natural, Avalon Organics, Nature’s Gate, Kiss My Face, Juice Organics, Giovanni, Head, Desert Essence, Ikove, Estee Lauder, Stella McCarney, Ecocert and OASIS, two industry associations working to set standards for organics in personal care.David Bronner, President of Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps says, "We have been deeply disappointed and frustrated by companies in the 'natural' personal care space who have been screwing over organic consumers, engaging in misleading organic branding and label call-outs, on products that were not natural in the first place, let alone organic." Dr. Bronner's has determined, based on extensive surveys, that organic consumers expect that cleansing ingredients in branded and labeled soaps, shampoos and body washes that are labeled "Organic", "Organics" or "Made with Organic" will be from organic as distinct from conventional agricultural material, produced without synthetic fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides, and free of petrochemical compounds. Ronnie Cummins, Executive Director of the OCA, said: "The pressure of imminent litigation outlined in cease and desist letters sent by OCA and Dr. Bronner’s in March prompted some serious discussion with some of the offending companies, but ultimately failed to resolve the core issues."

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Enhance your beauty and chances to impress your boyfriend by using pure, natural POMEGA5 products

Girls fight over POMEGA5 products -- there is not enough for everyone

Skin Beauty Quiz, Special Offer on Mineral Makeup at Chatterbean.com

Modern women want to enhance their beauty using pure, natural makeup and green skin care rather than makeup containing potentially harmful ingredients. The new "Are You a Natural Beauty?" quiz at Chatterbean.com helps women learn more about natural mineral makeup and order a mineral makeup collection at a savings of more than 70 percent off the retail price. Chatterbean.com features dozens of fun, interactive quizzes on popular issues such as love, careers, personality, fashion and parenting.

April 23, 2008 -- A fun, interactive quiz at Chatterbean.com gives women insight into their daily beauty and makeup habits and helps them learn how mineral makeup can enhance the beauty of their natural skin. The "Are You a Natural Beauty?" quiz at Chatterbean.com, an interactive quiz site on pop culture trends, features 11 makeup questions that reflect modern women's growing concerns with health and time management. Visitors can order a mineral makeup collection and save more than 70 percent off the retail price.

Women are becoming more aware of the ingredients such as Omega 5 oil they put on their skin. A coalition called Teens for Safe Cosmetics is raising women's awareness about potentially cancer-causing chemicals in many makeup products.
According to Drug Store News, the market for natural mineral makeup is growing because the makeup is promoted as being free of dyes, preservatives and fragrances. The "Are You a Natural Beauty?" quiz lists several common-but-questionable makeup ingredients and asks visitors if they know whether those ingredients are in their current makeup.

Another question addresses a common problem for women: finding time for a proper daily regimen to keep their natural skin looking beautiful. Question: "It's time for your evening beauty routine, but you're exhausted. How do you cope?" Visitors choose from these answers: "Same as usual. I can't risk the clogged pores," "Go to bed immediately and wake up with a smudged pillowcase and a breakout," "Relax. I'm wearing a makeup so pure I can sleep in it," and "I don't wear makeup, so straight to bed."
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Chatterbean.com's "Are You a Natural Beauty?" quiz offers immediate analysis of every answer, as well as suggestions for using mineral makeup to enhance natural beauty. Visitors can order the mineral makeup kit online at http://www.chatterbean.com/bareescentuals/ or by phone at 1-800-496-8670.

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Monday, April 21, 2008

8 simple rules your sex therapist will tell you about erectile dysfuntion and 1 simple rule on how to attract the other sex -- Omega 5 oil skincare

Women discussing ED issues at the office

More than 18 million American men have involuntarily been cast into the ED clubhouse. Their bad-luck bond: suffering from erectile dysfunction, also known as ED or impotence.

Afraid you or your beau will be next? Don't fret too much — this is one club you can, to some extent, refuse to join. There are steps you can take now to maintain peak sexual fitness.

Defined as a man’s inability to attain or maintain an erection adequate enough for sexual satisfaction, male erectile dysfunction generally falls into one of two categories: physiological or psychological.

The physiological causes make for up to 90 percent of persistent ED cases in men over the age of 50.
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that, as with many health conditions, you want to improve your overall general health in avoiding ED.

Nearly one in five men experiences erectile dysfunction, but simple lifestyle changes can ease the problem for many, regardless of age, said a study in the American Journal of Medicine. Most of these modifications target a man’s cardiovascular functioning.

ED is much more common in men with diabetes or with risk factors for heart disease, including high cholesterol. This is because conditions that affect blood flow to the penis are the most common causes for ED in older men.

So, reducing the risk of heart-related conditions is crucial in making sure that you, or that special man in your life, remains ED-free.

Do this:

1. Watch What You Eat. Maintaining a healthy, well-balanced diet can affect blood vessels and blood supply to the pelvis and penis. Good nutrition keeps your cholesterol level low, which reduces the hardening of arteries that can affect your game. Diet is especially important for those dealing with diabetes, since this condition can block blood flow to the penis. Keep your blood sugar level in safe range. This will further help you to avoid any consequential nerve damage that can affect a male’s ability to achieve and maintain an erection.

2. Exercise. Another way to maintain adequate blood flow to the pelvic region is to stay physically active. ED is more common in men who are physically inactive. Try running, swimming or even walking regularly. (Note: ED can develop from sitting for long hours on a hard bicycle seat, since that compresses the perineum). Exercising regularly also combats cardiovascular diseases, stress and high cholesterol — all of which can lead to erectile dysfunction. It also helps to reduce your risk of Type-2 diabetes, further warding off ED.

3. Control Your Blood Pressure. If you have high blood pressure, make sure that you are being treated. This will help to prevent hypertension and atherosclerosis, a major health problem related to coronary artery disease.

While practicing heart health is vital, we’re just getting warmed up. Beyond cardiovascular concerns, there are plenty of other ways you can take on ED.

4. Limit Your Use of Toxins. Legal or not, a number of stimulants, sedatives, and antihistamines can affect a man’s sexual response and performance. So, in a nutshell ... don’t smoke. Keep your alcohol intake to a minimum. Stay away from illicit drugs, including marijuana and steroids. Avoid using herbal or other supplements, as some can have sexual side effects.

5. Reconsider Your Meds. Some medications, including classes of antidepressants, diuretics, cholesterol-lowering drugs and anti-inflammatory medications, can all affect your sexual response. This is partly because the vascular processes that produce an erection are controlled by the nervous system. Certain prescription medications can interfere with critical nerve signals. I know it can be tough to talk to your physician about sex, but you need to go to bat for yourself — and for your relationship. Work with your doctor to figure out what medicines and dosages are best for you, given your medical and sexual needs.

6. Get Your Zzzzs. Good health boils down to our quality of sleep. Fatigue plays into one’s sex drive, often overriding any desire to get down ’n’ dirty. Make sure you are getting enough sleep.

7. Stay Abreast of Your Psychological Health. Reasons for ED can stem from mental health issues, especially in younger men. Tension, anxiety, depression, feelings of inadequacy, fears, and past sexual abuse are among the many problems that can severely affect a man’s sexual response and performance. Ask yourself: What’s causing me distress? Do I need to be taking better care of myself? Have any old issues come back to haunt me? If you are feeling stressed, take steps to combat burnout and depression, such as practicing yoga and meditation, taking a vacation or reducing long hours at work.

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8. Regularly Evaluate Your Relationship. Relationship or sexual problems, like poor communication, can make for a mind-body disconnect. If your brain isn’t stimulated, your groin isn’t going to be either. Don’t be afraid to talk to a sex counselor or therapist in dealing with relationship or personal issues — past or present — before things get out of sync.

Although there are plenty of ways to stave off ED, it must be acknowledged that some cases are hard to avoid. These include:

— Prostate disease;
— Inflammation of the prostate, urethra, or seminal vesicles;
— Neurological diseases, such as Parkinson’s;
— Hormone disorders;
— Impaired tissue functioning in the penis;
— Pelvic steal syndrome, a condition where blood goes to the muscles of the pelvis instead of the penis for erection.

Continually nurturing your physical and emotional health provides you with so many benefits, including sexual functioning. In starting your anti-ED plan, be sure to consult with your physician to identify any potential risk factors. Hopefully, the two of you can come up with a personally tailored action plan for dealing with this issue — before it becomes an issue — today.

Dr. Johan and Dr. Sung discuss ED models at the lab

Green technology
natural skin care

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Cosmeceuticals such as POMEGA5 continue to dominate and innovate in antiaging

POMEGA5 was featured in many green magazines, here are a couple

Cosmeceuticals Inject Innovation Into Antiaging
or, why should I be concerned about Omega 5 oil technology

The pursuit of eternal youth has become a global preoccupation with consumers spending more and more money—and some even going to extreme lengths—in effort to turn back the clock on maturing skin.
Once only found in the medicine chests of women in their 50s and 60s, antiagers are increasingly appealing to a younger audience keen to put the brakes on the aging process. Not even men are immune to the promise of eternal youth, as antiaging creams have become an important contributor to growth in the burgeoning $1.5 billion men’s skin care segment.
Asia-Pacific Lags Behind
While the antiaging trend is a global phenomenon, the drive to maintain a youthful appearance is strongest in the affluent Western markets of North America, Western Europe and Australasia—which spent a combined $7.7 billion on wrinkle-reducing facial creams in 2007, according to Euromonitor International’s new 2008 cosmetics and toiletries database. Antiaging facial creams are also enjoying booming demand in Latin America, where consumers put a high priority on looks, and the market saw growth of 15% in 2007 to $5.5 billion.
In Brazil, more than one in every three U.S. dollars spent on skin care goes toward a facial antiager. Eastern Europe has a relatively underdeveloped antiaging market, but as economic fortunes in the region rise, so does interest in age-delaying beauty care, and sales of facial antiagers nearly tripled 2002–2007 to $3.9 billion, according to new Euromonitor International figures. While skin care is a beauty priority in many Asian markets (four of the six biggest per capita spenders on skin care are in this region), antiaging is seen as less important than skin whitening and standard cleansing, toning and moisturizing products. At ¥1.5 trillion ($13.1 billion), Japan is the largest skin care market in the world, but less than 10% of spending is accounted for by antiagers.
In the U.S. and U.K., the figure is closer to 30%. However, China, India, Vietnam, Thailand and Indonesia are seen as important new growth areas for the antiaging market as international beauty trends filter into these booming new economies.
A Beauty Priority A growing appearance-consciousness among consumers is fueling dynamism in the antiaging market globally. People are under a great deal of pressure to look good all the time, something that is being instigated by a mass media that often promotes an unrealistic archetype of beauty. Healthier lifestyles, too, mean that, as they grow older, consumers are increasingly feeling more youthful than their actual age would suggest, and antiagers are seen as a way to ensure that one’s outer appearance reflects this inner youthfulness.
The market is also benefiting from manufacturers’ attempts to broaden the consumer base for antiagers. The growth in products designed to prevent the skin from aging, rather than those that claim to turn back the clock on more mature skin, has attracted consumers in their 30s and 40s to the market. Men’s antiagers has also become a small but vibrant segment.
It is not only volume sales that are on the rise, however; value sales are also achieving strong growth. Efficacy is of prime importance in this market, and price is seen as a key determinant of quality. Premium brands do well in the antiaging segment, and five of the leading 10 global brands are prestige labels—including Estée Lauder, Lancôme and Shiseido. Increasingly, too, consumers are trading up to exclusive, niche antiaging brands such as Crème de la Mer—which can cost well in excess of $200 for a 50 mL pot. RéVive Peau Magnifique retails for $1,500 for four 1 mL vials of antiaging serum—about double the average price of a single Botox treatment. The Pomega5 line which offers Omega 5 oil green technology is less expansive but offers the same efficacy with no parabens.
Even mass brands are contributing to unit price rises, with labels such as Olay offering products at a price not far below those of premium alternatives such as Clinique.Advanced Ingredients The emergence of advanced cosmeceutical brands is one of the key developments to come out of the demand for progressively more efficacious antiagers.
A cosmeceutical is a product that is marketed as a cosmetic but reputedly contains biologically active ingredients and claims to have drug-like benefits. Some of the ingredients that have become big sellers in the antiaging market as a result of this trend include retinoids (some of which are so powerful, products containing them are actually classified as medicines), alpha-hydroxy acids (which strip the skin of the dead outer layers to reveal the fresher skin underneath) and collagen-promoting peptides. As cosmeceuticals gain momentum in the antiaging market, the variety of ingredients used and range of skin aging problems they claim to solve are multiplying fast.
Antiagers that purportedly offer transdermal delivery of skin plumping ingredients such as collagen are among the more recent developments in the cosmeceuticals market. Other products claim to replicate the effects of professional antiwrinkle products such as Botox. Tri-Aktiline is one such product. Recently launched in the U.K. and sold via the online store of health and beauty chain Boots, Tri-Aktiline’s key ingredient is gatuline, an extract from the South American Acmella oleracea plant, which supposedly relaxes facial muscles.The most advanced, and controversial, antiaging cosmeceutical to come onto the market to date uses stem cell technology.
Voss Laboratories was the first company to explore the potential of skin cells in the antiaging market. The resulting product, Amatokin, claims to transform aging skin from the inside by stimulating the generation of new skin cells while repairing DNA.
It did not take long for other brands to pick up on the technology, and Dior Capture R60/80 XP and RéVive’s Peau Magnifique are two further examples of stem cell wrinkle creams.
At-home Treatments
Another trend in cosmeceutical antiagers brings beauty treatments to the at-home market—notably in the form of laser skin rejuvenating devices. Johnson & Johnson and, more recently, L’Oréal have announced plans to develop light-based antiaging devices, and Procter & Gamble joined forces with Israeli-based Syneron in 2007 to sell skin care products to be used in conjunction with proprietary Intense Pulse Light technology direct to the consumer. The trend is even attracting manufacturers from beyond the cosmetics market, and Philips is said to be developing its own versions of electric antiaging products.
Other brands seek to complement the cosmetic surgery market by offering post-operative formulations. La Prairie’s Cellular Nurturing range, aiming to relieve the redness and tightness often experienced after surgery, is one example. Estée Lauder’s Clinique brand has taken this trend one step further, teaming up with Botox creator Allergan to offer a range of skin care products to complement in-office esthetic procedures and to be sold exclusively through U.S. physicians’ offices.
As growing numbers of consumers resort to cosmetic surgery and treatments in the pursuit of younger-looking skin, this approach is expected to gain momentum going forward. Estimates suggest plastic surgery will rise to be a £1.8 billion business in the U.K. alone by 2011.
Natural Beauty -- the Omega 5 oil home turf
At the same time that antiaging ingredients are becoming more technologically advanced, the popularity of natural and organic cosmetics is also on the rise. The latter trend is arguably the most significant in shaping cosmetics innovation today, and has now inevitably started to impact cosmeceutical formulations as manufacturers look for natural answers to the question of treating aging skin. Among the natural ingredients that are finding their way into the antiaging market are food and drinks such as chocolate, coffee, wine and rice; botanicals including hibiscus, garden cress and exotic plants harvested from remote locales such as the Amazon; and ingredients used in traditional Eastern medicine. Brands such as the ultrac clean -- no parabens Pomega5, Tzerah, Dr. Hauschka, Dr. Brandt and L’Oréal’s Garnier Skin Naturals are just a few examples of antiwrinkle brands that are trying to straddle the divide between science and nature.
Growing Product Scrutiny
With so much innovation going on within the market, keeping the spotlight on facial antiagers and maintaining consumer interest, it is little wonder that new Euromonitor International forecasts point to growth of almost 8% per year 2007–2012, more than twice the predicted gains in the cosmetics and toiletries market overall. And those figures only include dedicated facial antiagers. It is worth noting that antiaging properties have found their way into other beauty products, too, helping to inject new vitality into sales. Brands in sectors as disparate as color cosmetics, hair care, bath and shower products, oral hygiene and deodorants have begun positioning their products as tools in the fight against aging.

There even exists a fragrance, manufactured by the House of Rose, which claims to shave up to six years off the wearer’s looks.However, going forward, antiaging brands may have to work harder to attract sales. Increasingly, it is how a product’s benefits are communicated rather than how the product’s formulated, that is the key to winning consumers.
The past year has seen increased media attention on the question of whether antiagers actually work, and consumers have become more skeptical of marketing claims. In late 2007, U.K. pharmacists lashed out against top-selling antiaging brands, describing claims about their rejuvenating properties as scientifically incomprehensible. Regulators in several countries, including Australia and the U.K., have also begun scrutinizing claims more closely, and Avon is one company that had to pull advertisements that claimed one of its antiaging brands (TheraFirm) was an “alternative option to a facelift.”
This growing skepticism has meant that consumers are increasingly being persuaded by independent studies on choice products—not by manufacturers themselves. In early 2007, a U.K. documentary found a scientific backing for the antiaging claims made by Boots’ Protect & Perfect Beauty Serum. The program led to a shopping frenzy in which the beauty retailer sold out an entire year’s supply of the lotion within two weeks of the broadcast. The increased scrutiny of product claims could also mean greater regulation of the cosmeceuticals market and a subsequent slowdown in product innovation. Antiagers found to live up to their claims by causing physiological changes to the skin could be reclassified as medicines and subject to far more stringent regulations than a pure cosmetic. In January 2008, Jan Marini Skin Research, for example, was forced to pull its Age Intervention Eyelash Enhancer off the market after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration found it to contain a classified drug.
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by Diana Dodson for GCI

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Fact: Oral Health and Skin Care go hand in hand, women who elect teeth whitening are most likely to use Pomega 5 oil products for great looks

Where can I find POMEGA5 products?
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What should you ask your dentist about Pomega5 ?

You may want to start by speaking with your dentist. He or she can tell you how to purchase the Pomega products and whether whitening procedures would be effective for you. Whiteners may not correct all types of discoloration. For example, yellow-ish hued teeth will probably bleach well, brownish-colored teeth may bleach less well, and grayish-hued teeth may not bleach well at all. Likewise, bleaching may not enhance your smile if you have had bonding or tooth-colored fillings placed in your front teeth. The whitener will not effect the color of these materials, and they will stand out in your newly whitened smile. In these cases, you may want to investigate other options, like porcelain veneers or dental bonding.

What is in-office bleaching?

If you are a candidate for bleaching, your dentist may suggest a procedure that can be done in his or her office. This procedure is called chairside bleaching and may require more than one office visit. Each visit may take from 30 minutes to one hour.During chairside bleaching, the dentist will apply either a protective gel to your gums or a rubber shield to protect the oral soft tissues. A bleaching agent is then applied to the teeth, and a special light may be used to enhance the action of the agent. Lasers have been used during tooth whitening procedures to enhance the action of the whitening agent.

What are at-home procedures and products?

There are several types of products available for use at home, which can either be dispensed by your dentist or purchased over-the-counter.

Bleaching solutions. These products contain peroxide(s), which actually bleach the tooth enamel. These products typically rely on percent carbamide peroxide as the bleaching agent, carbamide peroxide comes in several different concentrations (10%, 16%, 22%).
Peroxide-containing whiteners typically come in a gel and are placed in a mouthguard. Usage regimens vary. Some products are used for about twice a day for 2 weeks, and others are intended for overnight use for 1-2 weeks. If you obtain the bleaching solution from your dentist, he or she can make a custom-fitted mouthguard for you that will fit your teeth precisely. Currently, only dentist-dispensed home-use 10% carbamide peroxide tray-applied gels carry the ADA Seal.
POMEGA5 products are made of Omega 5 oil, a by product from pomegranates

You also may want to speak with your dentist should any side effects become bothersome. For example, teeth can become sensitive during the period when you are using the bleaching solution. In many cases, this sensitivity is temporary and should lessen once the treatment is finished. Some people also experience soft tissue irritation—either from a tray that doesn’t fit properly or from solution that may come in contact with the tissues. If you have concerns about such side effects, you should discuss them with your dentist.

Toothpastes. All toothpastes help remove surface stain through the action of mild abrasives. "Whitening" toothpastes in the ADA Seal of Acceptance program have special chemical or polishing agents that provide additional stain removal effectiveness. Unlike bleaches, these ADA Accepted products do not alter the intrinsic color of teeth.

How should I choose a whitening product?

When selecting a whitener or any dental product, be sure to look for the ADA Seal of Acceptance—your assurance that they have met ADA standards of safety and effectiveness.

White teeth and soft skin can make your day

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Running after your man can make you real high - like on drugs , Omega 5 oil products will help diffuse any disappointment...

The drive to find a man
The runner's high: Every athlete has heard of it, most seem to believe in it and many say they have experienced it. But for years scientists have reserved judgment because no rigorous test confirmed its existence.

Yes, some people reported that they felt so good when they exercised that it was as if they had taken mood-altering drugs. But was that feeling real or just a delusion? And even if it was real, what was the feeling supposed to be, and what caused it?

Some who said they had experienced a runner's high said it was uncommon. They might feel relaxed or at peace after exercising, but only occasionally did they feel euphoric. Was the calmness itself a runner's high?

Often, those who said they experienced an intense euphoria reported that it came after an endurance event.

My friend Marian Westley said her runner's high came at the end of a marathon, and it was paired with such volatile emotions that the sight of a puppy had the power to make her weep.

Others said they experienced a high when pushing themselves almost to the point of collapse in a short, intense effort, such as running a five-kilometer race.

But then there are those like my friend Annie Hiniker, who says that when she finishes a 5-k race, the last thing she feels is euphoric. "I feel like I want to throw up," she said.

The runner's-high hypothesis proposed that there were real biochemical effects of exercise on the brain. Chemicals were released that could change an athlete's mood, and those chemicals were endorphins, the brain's naturally occurring opiates. Running was not the only way to get the feeling; it could also occur with most intense or endurance exercise.

The problem with the hypothesis was that it was not feasible to do a spinal tap before and after someone exercised to look for a flood of endorphins in the brain. Researchers could detect endorphins in people's blood after a run, but those endorphins were part of the body's stress response and could not travel from the blood to the brain. They were not responsible for elevating one's mood. So for more than 30 years, the runner's high remained an unproved hypothesis.

But now medical technology has caught up with exercise lore. Researchers in Germany, using advances in neuroscience, report in the current issue of the journal Cerebral Cortex that the folk belief is true: Running does elicit a flood of endorphins in the brain. The endorphins are associated with mood changes, and the more endorphins a runner's body pumps out, the greater the effect.

Leading endorphin researchers not associated with the study said they accepted its findings.
"Impressive," said Solomon Snyder, a neuroscience professor at Johns Hopkins and a discoverer of endorphins in the 1970's.

"I like it," said Huda Akil, a professor of neurosciences at the University of Michigan. "This is the first time someone took this head on. It wasn't that the idea was not the right idea. It was that the evidence was not there."

For athletes, the study offers a sort of vindication that runner's high is not just a New Agey excuse for their claims of feeling good after a hard workout.

For athletes and nonathletes alike, the results are opening a new chapter in exercise science. They show that it is possible to define and measure the runner's high and that it should be possible to figure out what brings it on. They even offer hope for those who do not enjoy exercise but do it anyway. These exercisers might learn techniques to elicit a feeling that makes working out positively addictive.

The lead researcher for the new study, Henning Boecker of the University of Bonn, said he got the idea of testing the endorphin hypothesis when he realized that methods he and others were using to study pain were directly applicable.

The idea was to use PET scans combined with recently available chemicals that reveal endorphins in the brain, to compare runners' brains before and after a long run. If the scans showed that endorphins were being produced and were attaching themselves to areas of the brain involved with mood, that would be direct evidence for the endorphin hypothesis. And if the runners, who were not told what the study was looking for, also reported mood changes whose intensity correlated with the amount of endorphins produced, that would be another clincher for the argument.

Boecker and colleagues recruited 10 distance runners and told them they were studying opioid receptors in the brain. But the runners did not realize that the investigators were studying the release of endorphins and the runner's high. The athletes had a PET scan before and after a two-hour run. They also took a standard psychological test that indicated their mood before and after running.

The data showed that, indeed, endorphins were produced during running and were attaching themselves to areas of the brain associated with emotions, in particular the limbic and prefrontal areas.

The limbic and prefrontal areas, Boecker said, are activated when people are involved in romantic love affairs or, he said, "when you hear music that gives you a chill of euphoria, like Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 3." The greater the euphoria the runners reported, the more endorphins in their brain.

"Some people have these really extreme experiences with very long or intensive training," said Boecker, a casual runner and cyclist, who said he feels completely relaxed and his head is clearer after a run.

That was also what happened to the study subjects, he said: "You could really see the difference after two hours of running. You could see it in their faces."

In a follow-up study, Boecker is investigating if running affects pain perception. "There are studies that showed enhanced pain tolerance in runners," he said. "You have to give higher pain stimuli before they say, 'O.K., this hurts.' "

And, he said, there are stories of runners who had stress fractures, even heart attacks, and kept on running.

Boecker and his colleagues have recruited 20 marathon runners and a similar number of nonathletes and are studying the perception of pain after a run, and whether there are related changes in brain scans. He is also having the subjects walk to see whether the effects, if any, are because of the intensity of the exercise.

The nonathletes can help investigators assess whether untrained people experience the same effects. Maybe one reason some people love intense exercise and others do not is that some respond with a runner's high or changed pain perception.

Annie might question that. She loves to run, but wonders why. But her husband tells her that the look on her face when she is running is just blissful. So maybe even she gets a runner's high.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Study: Orgasmic disfunctions have nothing to do with POMEGA5 products, they are caused by inability to ask for what women want in bed

Do not be afraid to ask for Omega 5 oil products
They will embrace you like a glove

Losing Virginity Later Linked to Sexual Problems

Those Who Have Sex Later, Particularly Men, Seem to Experience More Sexual Dysfunction

While past research has linked early sexual activity to health problems, a new study suggests that waiting too long to start having sex carries risks of its own.

Those who lose their virginity at a later age -- around 21 to 23 years of age -- tend to be more likely to experience sexual dysfunction problems later, say researchers at Columbia University and the New York State Psychiatric Institute's HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies.
The study will appear in the January 2008 issue of the American Journal of Public Health.

Men who lose their virginity in their 20s, in particular, seemed to be more likely to experience sexual problems that include difficulty becoming sexually aroused and reaching orgasm.

The increase in sexual problems was also seen in those who had a comparably earlier sexual debut. And the researchers were quick to point out that there isn't enough evidence to say for sure whether waiting to have sex necessarily leads to sexual dysfunction down the road.

"Our results do not allow for causal interpretations," the study authors write.

Rather, they note in the study, there may be factors common to both the delay of sexual activity and the onset of sexual dysfunction -- for example, they write, "[M]en with sexual problems may avoid sexual interactions and consequently start later."

The researchers, who looked at data from the 1996 National Sexual Health Survey, conducted by the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS) at the University of California, San Francisco, also found that men and women who begin having sex in their early teens had their share of problems. They were more likely to have risky sexual partners, to contract a sexually transmitted infection (STI) and to have sex while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

While sexuality experts not affiliated with the study agree that it is too early to draw a direct causal link about those who have sex later in life, they say the research offers some interesting new avenues for learning more about certain sexual problems that may be devastating to long-term relationships.

"Clinically, we see many individuals who marry late and who have had little or no sexual experience have great difficulty with developing a rich and satisfying sexual experience within their relationship," said Eli Coleman, academic chair in sexual health at the University of Minnesota Medical School Program in Human Sexuality.

"Sexual dysfunction is common. Difficulty in consummating the marriage is also a frequent problem," he added.

Sexual Hang-Ups May Have Physiological Effects

Even though the research stops short of indicating a causal relationship between the age at which one loses his or her virginity and sexual problems they may experience later, Coleman said a number of possible factors could contribute to both of these things.

"From a clinical standpoint, there are often dynamics other than the desire to be abstinent until marriage, such as fear of intimacy, body image problems, alcohol and drug abuse, and sexual dysfunction," he said. He adds that these factors "might influence the delay of sexual debut as a means of avoiding sexual issues."

Conditioning that results in shame over sexual expression may also be a factor, said Gina Ogden, a Boston-based sexuality expert and author of "The Heart and Soul of Sex."

"In my sex therapy office I see countless women and men who have received messages about sex that shame them about their sexual feelings and also terrify them about their sexual behavior."

These messages, she said, can differ between men and women.

For women, she said, the message that "good girls" should not engage in or enjoy sex may cause women to shut down sexually, leading to dysfunction.

"One of the many dysfunctions that arises is that women never develop the ability to ask for what they want, which leaves them open for life-long disappointment, desire disorders, orgasmic dysfunction, and worse -- they're ripe for abuse and violence," she said.

For men, the opposite message -- that "real men score" -- may lead to negative mindsets both among those who lose their virginity early and those who become sexually active only later -- mindsets that impact their ability to perform sexually.

Because of the intimate link between the psyche and sexual performance, some sexuality experts say the results of these conditions most likely bring about sexual dysfunction through their psychological impacts.

"There are mostly, if not exclusively, psychological factors at play here, based on poor sexual skills that lead to a poor sexual debut, with lasting negative effects," said Patti Britton, president of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists and Los Angeles-based author of books including "The Art of Sex Coaching."

Coleman, however, said that biological factors may also be involved.

"There are probably both biological and psychological factors at play -- which cannot be elucidated from this study -- but suggests that further research needs to be conducted to explore those factors," he said.

The Role of Abstinence-Only Education

The researchers say this preliminary evidence may point up detrimental effects of abstinence-only education.

The authors write that the study "lends credence to research showing that abstinence-only education may actually increase health risks," adding that other approaches may better equip young people to avoid both short- and long-term sexual health consequences. Many sexuality experts agree.

"In my view as a sexuality therapist since the 1970s, the abstinence-only approach is a public health hazard," Ogden said. "Sexual relationship is complex, and the moment of marriage is not a magic marker.

"Instead of making young people pledge 'no' until marriage, we need to be encouraging them to understand their own sexual responses and orientations, learn how to engage in sexual practices that are safe, and acquire intimacy skills that will lead them into caring relationships."

Said Coleman, "While abstinence only programs seem to be helpful in delaying onset of sexual activity, there have been suggestions that this approach could cause more problems when sexual debut takes place due to insufficient preparation and knowledge of responsible sexual behavior.

"This study is interesting because it suggests that sexual experimentation is a normal developmental process, and when this process is inhibited or not guided, there can be poor sexual health outcomes."

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Monday, April 14, 2008

Now that we understand how POMEGA5 skin care benefits your skin, how about teeth whitening?

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Teeth whitening is the most commonly requested cosmetic dentistry procedure. It’s designed to enhance your appearance by reducing tooth discoloration and staining to elicit a brighter, whiter smile.

You may feel that your teeth are too discolored to ever be white again, but cosmetic dentists are achieving amazing results with the newest whitening techniques.

The Prevalence of Tooth Discoloration

Tooth discoloration and staining is a relatively common problem. Teeth are porous and are therefore not stain resistant.

Red wine, soda, coffee and tea, among other food and drink, contribute to the discoloration of teeth over time. Medications such as the antibiotic tetracycline can cause significant staining, resulting in yellow, grayish teeth. Smokers’ teeth can become permanently stained if the discoloration is not treated in a timely manner. Discoloration can also occur secondary to conditions such as fluorosis, dentin and enamel dysplasia and dental caries.

Tooth trauma caused by a fall or collision can cause tooth discoloration. Trauma could result in tooth death (tooth necrosis) which would cause discoloration. Typically, root canal therapy is required as the treatment for tooth necrosis, after which internal bleaching can be performed to correct discoloration.

Tooth brushing alone can’t brighten teeth dulled by years of exposure to such discoloring agents. In fact, people with dull teeth sometimes over-brush in an attempt to eliminate stains, and this can harm the enamel covering of the tooth.

Teeth Whitening Considerations

More often than not, teeth whitening serves as an adequate solution to discoloration. However, the effectiveness of teeth whitening can vary, depending on the individual. Also, whitening procedures can cause temporary tooth sensitivity, which varies in intensity from person to person.

Occasionally tooth discoloration is so severe that whitening alone cannot fully treat the problem. In these situations, veneers might be a better option. Your dentist can advise you about this.

The Teeth Whitening Procedure: In-Office vs. At-Home

Teeth whitening can be performed either in-office by your dentist or at home by you. While in-office whitening produces an immediate and often dramatic effect, many people appreciate at-home whitening for its flexibility and lower cost. How exactly do the two options differ?

In-Office Whitening

The advantage of having your teeth whitened in the dental office is that this approach is fast and produces immediate improvement. Typically, your teeth can be whitened by several shades within 45 minutes, dramatically improving your appearance in the shortest possible time. Tooth shade charts are used during the consultation stage of treatment to establish your current shading and determine your whitening goal. In-office whitening is unique in this respect, as your dentist has more control over achieving your specific teeth whitening goals.

During your teeth whitening procedure, you are made comfortable while your teeth are prepared. Your dentist places a guard in your mouth to protect the lips and gums from a whitening gel that is applied to the teeth.

In some types of in-office whitening, application of the whitening gel occurs in three sessions over the course of the visit. A special lamp is used to activate the whitening gel and speed up the whitening process. Once the gel is activated, it remains on the teeth for 15-20 minutes until the next application.

Disadvantages of in-office teeth whitening include cost and greater incidence of temporary tooth sensitivity. Since in-office, one-time regimens use potent whitening agents, there’s more potential for temporary sensitivity.Learn more about commonly used in-office whitening agents.

At-Home Teeth Whitening

Although many people opt for the "once-and-done" approach to teeth whitening associated with in-office treatment, some people prefer at-home methods. These range from prescription products provided by your dentist to over-the-counter products such as whitening strips.

The most effective at-home whitening systems use a prescription-strength gel kit your dentist provides. Most kits contain mouth trays that you fill with the whitening gel and place over your teeth for varying times, from a few minutes to overnight.

Application times vary greatly for the various dentist-dispensed, at-home products. Wear times of 30-60 minutes, once or twice a day, are common; results are achieved in a little as three days, but more commonly 5-10 or more days.

Advantages of at-home products include cost and the ability to re-treat as needed. Although it takes longer, many people find that eventually the results of at-home whitening are on par with in-office procedures.

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Over-the-Counter Whitening Products

While the dentist-prescribed at-home whitening systems are more effective than other at-home options, you may choose a less expensive over-the-counter teeth whitening kit. These kits may contain whitening gel and application trays, or whitening strips that you place on the surface of your teeth.

Whitening has become popular to the point that many toothpastes and mouthwashes are now infused with whitening agents. Toothpaste whitening is an inexpensive option, but it’s relatively ineffective. Toothpastes may be gritty and abrasive to the enamel, can only remove stains on the surface of the teeth and don’t actually change the whiteness of your teeth.

Your dentist can help you determine which brand of whitening may best serve your esthetic goals.

Teeth Whitening Costs

The overall cost of teeth whitening depends on many factors, some of which include:
The dentist performing the procedure.
The locale where the procedure is performed. In general, health care procedures tend to be more expensive in metropolitan areas.
The brand of teeth whitening you select.

Your dental insurance (cosmetic dentistry is typically not covered by insurance).

On average, teeth whitening may cost approximately $450-$500 with the results lasting for several months or more, depending on how well you do maintaining your whiter smile. On the low end, whitening strips start at about $25 in the drug store. In-office whitening procedures can cost anywhere from $400 to $900, depending on the product, the provider and the location where the procedure is performed.

Maintaining Your Whiter Smile

In order to maximize the longevity of your whitening treatment, it is important to avoid food and drink that could stain your teeth for about a week after whitening, as well as to refrain from smoking.

Your dentist will advise you to maintain excellent oral hygiene (brush and floss after every meal) and steer clear of some of the more common causes of discoloration (coffee, tea, red wine, etc.). To help avoid future staining, dentists often suggest using a straw, even with coffee and tea. Smokers wishing to undergo whitening treatment are advised to stop smoking in order to prevent the staining it causes. Discuss such considerations with your dentist during your initial whitening consultation.

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Are women more sexually assertive than men? They must be because some use POMEGA5 oil products

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French Study: Women More Sexually Assertive Than Men

France has released a comprehensive – if not shocking – study: French women are more assertive than French men when it comes to sex; it is being reported by The Daily Telegraph.

According to the study, which was conducted by a research agency backed by the government, French women have more than twice as many partners as they did in the 1970s.

Even more shocking: One in five French men between the ages of 18 and 24 “has no interest in sex.”

The study conducted 12,000 in-depth interviews with individuals of both sexes and a variety of ages.

Bottom line: women are becoming more like men.

In 1970, the French woman had an average of less than two sexual partners in her lifetime. Today, she has more than five. In comparison, the French male still has an average of 13 lovers.
Women are also staying sexually active longer, the study said.
Nine out of 10 French women over the age of 50 is having sex.
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No only for French women

The instant text, picture and video messages have become part of some teens' courtship behavior, police and school officials said.

The messages often spread quickly and sometimes find their way to public Web sites.

"I've seen everything from your basic striptease to sexual acts being performed," said Reynoldsburg police Detective Brian Marvin, a member of the FBI Cyber Crime Task Force of Central Ohio. "You name it, they will do it at their home under this perceived anonymity."

Westerville Central High School senior Jerome Ray said he's received such unsolicited messages, including one from a classmate while he was sitting with his girlfriend.

"A lot more girls are aggressive," said Ray, 18. "Some girls are crazy and they are putting themselves out there."
Candice Kelsey, a teacher from California, said some teenage girls think they have to be provocative to get boys' attention. As a result, they will send photos they hope their parents never see.

"This happens a lot," said Kelsey, author of Generation MySpace: Helping Your Teen Survive Online Adolescence. "It crosses every racial socio-economic group. Christian kids are doing it. Jewish kids are doing it."
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Sunday, April 13, 2008

Can sex cure headaches, yes...but to attract a mate, use Omega 5 oil skincare...

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Men around the world rejoiced when science proclaimed that sex can cure a headache.

No longer would those dreaded words, "Not tonight, I have a headache," be uttered by haggard housewives and girlfriends.

But it turns out that while having sex may cure some headaches, it can also trigger others, according to a report from ABC News.

In the late 1980's, James Couch, a neurology professor at Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, found that some 61 percent of female migraine sufferers he polled experienced some relief of their symptoms after having sex. This compares to the 60 to 80 percent of those who report some relief from the latest class of migraine drugs called triptans.

But sex can actually trigger a headache in up to 10 percent of people who suffer from migraines, Randolph Evans, clinical professor of neurology at Baylor College of Medicine, told ABC News.

Other headaches triggered by sex include a headache that originates as a dull ache in the head and neck, said Evans.
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There's also the orgasmic headache — a severe "explosive" headache that builds just before or during orgasm and can last for several hours afterward.

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Knowing the basics of skin care is a must not only to prevent acne and other skin problems but also to promote self-esteem in an individual. Let´s take a look on two of the acne-producing attributes and the basics we need to remember and do.1. If You Have Oily SkinOil is good for the skin because it keeps it moisturized and younger looking. Oily skin may be an advantage because it inhibits the development of fine lines, wrinkles, and discolorations. It also tans gorgeously and is less likely to freckle. However, an oily skin may look shiny or dull. But too much oil spells A-C-N-E. Yes, excessively oily skin is actually prone to acne breakouts.Here´s what we should do:1. Wash your face two or three times a day. Washing it only once is not enough to wash away the dirt accumulated all in a day´s (or nights) work while over washing can make your skin dry.2. Use products specifically made for oily skin. From cleansers, toners to cream you are sure to find the one that suits your skin. It is not always easy to find the best product. Experience tells me that it may take quite sometime and quite a few "experiments" on trying out these products before you find the one that is perfectly made for you. Ask your dermatologist for suggestions and possibly, prescriptions.3. Use non-comedogenic make-up (water-based) to avoid acne aggravation. Comedogenic or oil-based make-up only adds to the oil that your skin is producing and traps more dirt on your face.2. If You Have Enlarged PoresPores are actually normal and essential. But some people hate them. If the skin is not being cared for appropriately and regularly, the pores of the skin will eventually become enlarged. And you surely do not want this to happen because larger pores can trap more dirt and have it clogged, causing the outbreaks of unsightly acne. There are numerous ways to cleanse, refine or minimize pores. Here are some of them:
1. Use pore minimizing lotions and creams. You may want to try any Pore Refining Cream or Pore Minimizer Refining Lotions.2. Steam your face. This way, clogged pores will be forced to open in turn making it easy to remove the dirt. Apply face mask as soon as you´re done.3. Deep pore cleansing. You can do this twice a month at the most to make sure your skin is free from trapped dirt. You can do this at home or with the help of your dermatologist. Products you can try are Clear Pore Cleansing Mask or Deep Pore Cleansing Mask.4. Wash your face with lukewarm water. Hot water only enlarges your pores.5. Wear sunscreen because too much sun exposure may cause enlarged pores.6. Exfoliate regularly. It not only a cleansing regimen but it also improves your pore appearance. Some of exfoliating products are used simply for exfoliating while some are used for other skin care treatment such as moisturizing and cleansing.With proper and regular skin care, you surely are on the right track to lessen your present acne conditions, or better yet, maintain an acne-free skin.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Skin problems of pregnant women

Skin care company targets expectant mothers
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A range of skin care products designed specifically for pregnant women illustrates the increasing specialisation within the personal care market.

Although the growth of the organic and natural trend has seen a number of 'chemical free' ranges targeted towards this consumer group, products designed specifically to treat skin problems related to pregnancy are relatively rare.
Specific skin care problems of pregnant women
The US based company, offers a range of products that are 'designed to treat the problems related to the physiological and hormonal changes experienced by women during pregnancy'.
The range has been developed by an American obstetrician and includes a face and body cream and a facial scrub designed for the oily and blemished skin often experienced during early pregnancy, as well as a stretch mark cream and nipple gel.
The face and body cream contains tea tree oil for its antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory activity, whilst the facial scrub is designed for use on oily and blemished skin promising to leave skin feeling clean, soft and refreshed.
Furthermore, the stretch mark cream is scent free in order to be more tolerable to pregnant women, who often have a more sensitive sense of smell.

In addition to designing the products for the specific skin requirements of pregnant women, the company also claim to have extensively researched the ingredients in order to make sure they pose no health risk. 'All the ingredients have been carefully chosen to ensure the safety of the developing fetus,' according to the company.
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Products claiming to be free of toxic chemicals are gaining ground within the industry as a whole and a number of natural product marketing campaigns have targeted expectant mothers by highlighting the damage such products may do to the unborn fetus.
In addition, a recent high profile study linked the use of baby care products to the presence of 'gender bending' chemicals phthalates, although the industry body the Personal Care Products Council refuted the validity of the study.Despite much of the industry claiming this is pure scaremongering and maintaining there is no link between chemicals used in cosmetic products and health problems, it cannot be denied that an increasing number of concerned consumers are looking to natural and organic cosmetics to provide a 'safe alternative'.

In addition to designing the products for the specific skin requirements of pregnant women, the company also claim to have extensively researched the ingredients in order to make sure they pose no health risk. 'All the ingredients have been carefully chosen to ensure the safety of the developing fetus,' according to the company.
Products free from toxic chemicals for expectant mothersProducts claiming to be free of toxic chemicals are gaining ground within the industry as a whole and a number of natural product marketing campaigns have targeted expectant mothers by highlighting the damage such products may do to the unborn fetus.
In addition, a recent high profile study linked the use of baby care products to the presence of 'gender bending' chemicals phthalates, although the industry body the Personal Care Products Council refuted the validity of the study.
Despite much of the industry claiming this is pure scaremongering and maintaining there is no link between chemicals used in cosmetic products and health problems, it cannot be denied that an increasing number of concerned consumers are looking to natural and organic cosmetics to provide a 'safe alternative'.

Man Arrested 53 Times for Groping Women on New York Subway

NEW YORK — About two weeks after he was released from prison, Freddie Johnson boarded a crowded subway train during morning rush hour in Manhattan, squeezed in behind a woman and ground his pelvis into her backside, authorities said.

It is a fairly common crime on subways in New York. But this was no common criminal.
Johnson has been arrested a staggering 53 times — the majority for groping women on the subway, police and prosecutors said.

In the latest incident, Johnson was being followed by plainclothes officers who recognized him from police photos, authorities said. He was charged with persistent sexual abuse, and if convicted this time, he could be sent away for life. The district attorney's office branded him a "recidivist transit grinder" at a court hearing earlier this week.
But the fact that Johnson was roaming the subways in the first place has raised questions about how the state deals with the problem of repeat sex offenders. His case even drew the scorn of a newspaper editorial this week that labeled Johnson the "Subway Rat."
His attorney, Afsi Khot, had no comment on the case, as is practice with Legal Aid attorneys.

Johnson, a registered sex offender, has been convicted at least twice of persistent sexual abuse within the last decade, prosecutors said. And he has a lengthy rap sheet, with 30 arrests for sex abuse, 13 for jostling and two for grand larceny, police said.

He was released from prison on March 25 after serving four years for persistent sexual abuse, according to correctional records. The state attorney general's office had argued that the 49-year-old should be confined under the state's civil commitment law for sex offenders, which went into effect last year, because he was at risk for repeat offenses.

But a Manhattan Supreme Court Judge disagreed and instead placed Johnson on strict court-ordered supervision and electronic monitoring.

Whether he should have been confined speaks to a larger issue about what authorities should do with criminals who are habitual offenders, but aren't violent.

Around half of all so-called exhibitionists like Johnson are repeat offenders, experts say. Exhibitionists have the highest rate of re-offense of all sex crimes, but there isn't much crossover into more egregious acts like rape or assault, said Elizabeth Jeglic, a professor of treatment and rehabilitation of offenders at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

"Exhibitionism is disturbing, but in the larger scheme you want to commit the people who are grabbing kids off the street, or the rapist in Central Park," Jeglic said.

The goal of the Sex Offender Management and Treatment Act that went into effect last April is to protect society by keeping the most dangerous sex offenders off the streets and provide long-term treatment to ensure they don't repeat their crimes. To qualify, a criminal must have a "mental abnormality," and be "predisposed" to repeat the offense, prosecutors said.