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Sexual arousal disorder

Sexual arousal disorder is characterized by a lack or absence of sexual fantasies and desire for sexual activity in a situation that would produce sexual arousal, or the inability to attain or maintain typical responses to sexual arousal. The disorder is found in the DSM-IV; the condition should not be confused with a sexual desire disorder. The term is used in the diagnosis of women, while the term erectile dysfunction is used for men. In women, the symptoms of the disorder include: Lack of vaginal lubrication Lack of vaginal dilation or lengthening Decreased genital tumescence or swelling Decreased genital or nipple sensationHowever, whether lack of physiological arousal is a reliable symptom of the disorder is questionable. Research has shown that women with arousal deficits and women without arousal deficits show equivalent increases in physiological response during experience of erotic stimuli. Contrary to popular belief, the disorder is not always caused from a lack of sexual arousal. Possible causes of the disorder include psychological and emotional factors, such as depression and stress.

The lack of sexual arousal may be due to a general lack of sexual desire or due to a lack of sexual desire for the current partner. A person may always have had no or low sexual desire or the lack of desire may have been acquired during the person's life. Certain medications like SSRIs may be a contributing factor. A psychologist will first consider any emotional problems. In order to receive this diagnosis, a woman must, for at least 6 months, report at least 3 of the following symptoms: absent or reduced interest in sexual activity, in sexual or erotic thoughts or fantasies, in initiation of sex or receptiveness to sex, in excitement or pleasure in most sexual encounters, in sexual responsiveness to erotic cues, or in genital or non-genital responses to sexual activity; this can be either acquired. Depending on the cause of the disorder, hormone therapy or a blood-flow enhancing medication, like Viagra, may be appropriate. Bremelanotide is being studied in clinical tests to increase sexual desire in women.

In 2014, the company developing the drug, announced the beginning of a Phase 3 clinical trial to determine its effectiveness. Erectile dysfunction Female sexual arousal disorder Hypoactive sexual desire disorder

Adenoiditis

Adenoiditis is the inflammation of the adenoid tissue it's caused by an infection. Adenoiditis is treated using surgical intervention. Adenoiditis may produce cold-like symptoms. However, adenoiditis symptoms persist for ten or more days, include pus-like discharge from nose; the infection cause is viral. However, if the adenoiditis is caused by a bacterial infection, antibiotics may be prescribed for treatment. A steroidal nasal spray may be prescribed in order to reduce nasal congestion. Severe or recurring adenoiditis may require surgical removal of the adenoids. Acute adenoiditis is characterized by fever, runny nose, nasal airway obstruction resulting in predominantly oral breathing and sleep apnea, Rhinorrhea with serous secretion in viral forms and mucous-purulent secretion in bacterial forms. In cases due to viral infection symptoms recede spontaneously after 48 hours, symptoms of bacterial adenoiditis persist up to a week. Adenoiditis is sometimes accompanied by tonsillitis. Repeated adenoiditis may lead to enlarged adenoids.

Complications of acute adenoiditis can occur due to extension of inflammation to the neighboring organs. Viruses that may cause adenoiditis include adenovirus and paramyxovirus. Bacterial causes include Streptococcus pyogenes, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Moraxella catarrhalis and various species of Staphylococcus including Staphylococcus aureus, it is believed that bacterial biofilms play an integral role in the harboring of chronic infection by tonsil and adenoid tissue so contributing to recurrent sinusitis and recurrent or persistent ear disease. Enlarged adenoids and tonsils may lead to the obstruction of the breathing patterns in children, causing apnea during sleep; the most common bacteria isolated are Haemophilus influenzae, group A beta-hemolytic Streptococcus, Staphylococcus aureus, Moraxella catarrhalis, Streptococcus pneumoniae. Haemophilus influenzae, Moraxella catarrhalis and Streptococcus pneumoniae are the three most resistant pathogens of otitis and rhinosinisitis in children suffering from these diseases.

Optical fiber endoscopy can confirm the diagnosis in case of doubt, directly visualizing the inflamed adenoid. In cases of viral adenoiditis, treatment with analgesics or antipyretics is sufficient. Bacterial adenoiditis may be treated with antibiotics, such as amoxicillin - clavulanic acid or a cephalosporin. In case of adenoid hypertrophy, adenoidectomy may be performed to remove the adenoid. Adenoiditis occurs in childhood associated with acute tonsillitis. Incidence decreases with age, with adenoiditis being rare in children over 15 years due to physiological atrophy of the adenoid tissue. Tonsilitis

2017–18 Southern Utah Thunderbirds men's basketball team

The 2017–18 Southern Utah Thunderbirds basketball team represented Southern Utah University during the 2017–18 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Thunderbirds were led by second-year head coach Todd Simon and played their home games at the America First Events Center in Cedar City, Utah as members of the Big Sky Conference, they finished the season 5 -- 13 in Big Sky play to finish in tenth place. In the Big Sky Tournament they defeated Idaho State and Idaho to advance to the semifinals where they lost to Eastern Washington; the Thunderbirds finished the 2016–17 season 6–27, 3–15 in Big Sky play to finish in a tie for 11th. As the No. 11 seed in the Big Sky Tournament, they defeated Montana State in the first round before losing to Weber State in the quarterfinals

Tailchaser's Song

Tailchaser's Song is a fantasy novel by American writer Tad Williams. First released on November 21, 1985, it is Williams' first published work; the story focuses on a personified cat named Fritti Tailchaser, set in a world of other anthropomorphic animals who live in their natural environments but each have their own language and culture. It is being adapted into an animated feature film; the novel is set in the world as cats see it, with humans being mysterious and distrusted creatures in the eyes of feral cats. The cats see themselves as the first and most important species, their myths view "M'an", as a race of deformed descendants of cats. The book makes reference to mythologies of frogs and ravens as well as more developing a system of cat mythology. Tailchaser's Song begins, after quoting a poem by Christopher Smart, with an exposition of the central elements of the cats' mythology, starting with a creation myth; this both frames the further developments of cat mythology and culture throughout the story and provides necessary backstory for the novel itself.

Meerclar Allmother is identified as the primordial creator of all other beings, who brought forth a pair of cats who are the progenitors of the entire species as well as divine figures. Harar Goldeneye is the male, Fela Skydancer the female; the first litter of this pair are divine. These three cats are called the Firstborn; the eldest of the three, Viror Whitewind, is himself mortally wounded. Hearteater is driven out and flees beneath the ground where he searches out arcane lore, while Whitewind's death causes his father to flee to the heavens after searching for Hearteater in a murderous rage and causes his mother to be silent for the rest of his life, his youngest brother, Tangaloor Firefoot, renounced his claim to the throne and fled from the court out of grief. As a result of a further encounter with Firefoot, Hearteater is blinded by sun after having spent so much time beneath the earth, retreats back beneath the ground, where it is supposed that he plots further destruction. After this introduction, Fritti Tailchaser, a young ginger tom cat, sets out to stray from his home and clan, the Meeting Wall Clan, in search of his friend Hushpad after strange disappearances of other cats have been reported.

The kitten Pouncequick follows him, catches up. Together, they set out on a long journey to visit the feline royal Court of Harar, with the intention of resolving the mystery of the disappearances, they meet a rather crazy cat named Eatbugs, who travels with them for parts of the journey to the court. Soon they run into some Firstwalkers, cats who live in the wild, who are of a direct bloodline from Goldeneye and Skydancer, their thane, challenges Tailchaser ceremonially and is impressed enough to allow him and Pouncequick to accompany them for a time. Soon, they must part ways; the protagonists make their way to Firsthome and the Court, but are treated there with relative indifference. They pick up a new friend, go northwest, they are captured by a group of evil cats called the Clawguard, taken to Vastnir, an enormous mound far to the north, where the evil cat-god Grizraz Hearteater enslaves cats to take over the world, swollen in size and sitting upon a mound of dead and dying creatures. Tailchaser needs to alert the outside world and the court about his evil doings.

Soon, Roofshadow creates a hole from above ground, Tailchaser manages to escape, races to Ratleaf Forest, where he asks a clan of squirrels to alert them for him in repayment for a debt contracted with their lord's brother. He feels guilty with Pouncequick and Roofshadow trapped in Vastnir because of him, he returns to the dreadful mound, where Quiverclaw and Prince Fencewalker, whom he had met at the court, come to the rescue. Lord Hearteater creates the Fikos, a dog-like monster of terrible power, out of the mound of dying creatures he had been sitting on. Tailchaser takes advantage of the chaos to rescue Pouncequick and Roofshadow, they go through the havoc of Vastnir, lose Eatbugs, the mad cat, on the way. Roofshadow and Pouncequick escape, he goes into a crevice and sees Eatbugs in a near-deathlike state, feels dazed and confused. Upon Tailchaser's uttering a prayer to Lord Tangaloor Firefoot, Hearteater's brother, Eatbugs awakens, revealing himself to be Firefoot incognito. Tailchaser runs out of Vastnir at Firefoot's urging, meets his friends, while Firefoot goes to deal with Hearteater, resulting in the destruction of Vastnir.

Pouncequick, after healing from the loss of his tail, decides to return to Firsthome, the seat of the court, stay there. Roofshadow wants to accompany him, thus, Tailchaser is left on his quest. Firefoot appears to him in a dream, confirms that Hearteater's power is broken, encourages Tailchaser to continue his quest for Hushpad, he goes east to Bigwater and sneaks into a boat. A man approaches and rows across, taking him to an island called Villa-on-Mar. There he finds none other than herself. Hushpad wishes to stay, though, so Tailchaser, stays for a time. Tailchaser realizes that he is still a feral cat, does not want to live with man, he begins to see that being domestic has made Hushpad lazy. Realizing that he does not belong, Tailchaser sets out to return home, to see his Meeting Wall friends, to hunt, to see Pouncequick and Roofshadow once more; the ending may be se

Dana 24

The Dana 24 is an American sailboat, designed by William Crealock as an ocean cruiser and first built in 1974. The design was built by Pacific Seacraft in the United States from 1974 to 1999, but the company went out of business in 2007; the design was acquired by Seacraft Yachts, who commenced building the design again, starting with serial number 351. Over 250 examples of the design have been completed; the Dana 24 is a recreational keelboat, built predominantly of fiberglass, with wood trim. It has a cutter sloop rig, a spooned and raked stem, a nearly vertical transom, a keel-mounted rudder controlled by a tiller, a bowsprit and a fixed long keel, it carries 3,100 lb of ballast. The boat has a draft of 3.83 ft with the standard keel fitted. The boat is fitted with a Japanese Yanmar 2GM20F diesel engine of 18 hp; the boat's galley is located on the port side of the cabin and has a stainless steel sink and a two-burner gimballed kerosene stove. The table can stow when not in use. A second table stows under the forward "V"-berth.

The head is a marine type, with a shower. It is located aft on the starboard side. Additional sleeping space is provided by the dinette settees, which extend under the forward "V"-berth for extra leg room. Ventilation is provided by opening bronze ports. There is just aft of the bowsprit; the cockpit has two genoa winches and a mainsheet traveler, mounted at the transom. In a review Richard Sherwood wrote, "This cruiser incorporates some ingenious interior details that help provide more space; the vee berth forward has storage under. In addition, the table for the opposing settees is stored under the vee berth and slides out and around the compression post supporting the cabin-top mounted mast; the setees double as berths, additional length is attained by extending the foot of the berths under the forward berth."A 2008 review in Sailing Magazine note "Part of the Dana 24's appeal is its traditional appearance, from its beefy bow pulpit and sweet sheerline to the chrome bronze deck hardware and teak loop handrails on the cabinhouse.

This classic feel extends belowdecks, where the saloon exudes the warmth of hand-rubbed oiled teak, with teak joinery and cabinets above a teak-and-holly sole."A 2010 review note, "Bill Crealock the designer of the Dana was a genius. When he designed the Dana back in the early 1980s he was about 65 years old and he used all his hard earned experience gained from a lifetime of creating and sailing yachts; the Dana may well have been one of the last yachts designed without the aid of a computer."In a 2016 review in Blue Water Boats, Rosie Mac wrote, "Like all good boats, the Dana 24 is well balanced, fast for her size and seakindly. Her shallow draft allows for exploration in cruising grounds larger yachts cannot, her design, now over 25 years old, is well proven with a number of ocean crossings to her credit, yet for all her offshore capabilities she is one of a select few that can go home on a trailer." List of sailing boat typesSimilar sailboats Achilles 24 Challenger 24 Columbia 24 Islander 24 Islander 24 Bahama MacGregor 24 Nutmeg 24 San Juan 24 Seidelmann 245 Shark 24 Video review

Nyah Fearties

Nyah Fearties were a Scottish music band from the village of Lugton, that created a near-unique brand of anarchic modern folk between 1982 and 1995. Combining the rich traditional music and storytelling culture of its native Ayrshire, with a jarring punk ethos, madcap humour and improvised acoustic instrumentation, the band made a significant contribution to the British folk-punk scene of the 1980s and 1990s, it tested live audiences with a feedback-laced aural assault, more akin to experimental rock groups like Velvet Underground or The Jesus and Mary Chain, than an acoustic folk act. In addition, Nyah Fearties were known for utilising all manner of improvised and imaginative musical paraphernalia. Examples of the latter included bashing upturned metal dustbins to create percussion, the use of an archaic gramophone upon which Andy Stewart records were'scratched' in the style of a hip-hop DJ. Nyah Fearties have been described as a kind of hybrid between Celtic folk-punk outfit The Pogues, Glasgow-based industrial music band Test Dept.

Yet this is a somewhat misleading analogy. As Stuart Cosgrove noted in the NME: "The Fearties are more critical than The Pogues, their Scotland is not a place to be eulogised… it's a home whose myths are savagely demolished…they use found percussion but stripped of Test Dept's artiness…" Nyah Fearties had at its core the brothers Stephen Wiseman and David Wiseman, although the pair were joined - both in recorded and live performance - by a wide and varying ad hoc circle of guest musicians and acquaintances; the band were championed by, among others, The Pogues whom they supported on a tour of France after an impromptu 1986 pavement audition outside the Devonshire Arms pub in Camden Town, London. In addition, Pogues drummer Andrew Ranken made a cameo vocal appearance on Nyah Fearties debut album A Tasty Heidfu' recorded that same year. During a 13-year career Nyah Fearties emerged from its underground roots, enjoying little or no commercial success while maintaining a loyal cult following; the band did, make a live appearance on primetime British television music programme The Tube and hosted a one-off Lugton Loonie Show for BBC Radio Scotland.

Following Nyah Fearties demise, David Wiseman went on to help found a new band Dub Skelper, while more the Wiseman brothers were reunited in yet another musical project, Junkman's Choir. Albums A Tasty Heidfu' Desperation o' a Dyin' Culture A Keech in a Poke Skud Grandpa Craw EPs Good and Alkies Red Kola