Healthy Living : Health & Medical
Exposure to some forms of radiation is inevitable. Sunlight, for example, is radiation. So are the invisible radio waves passing through the air at all times and the fields surrounding high-frequency power lines. But some forms of radiation are particularly dangerous and a threat to workers. OSHA re
The pitaya -- or pitahaya -- often a reddish or pink skinned fruit, is more commonly known as the dragon fruit. The fruit, which may sometimes have a yellow skin as well, is grown from several varieties of cacti, and has an inedible skin with a sweet flesh reminiscent of the kiwi fruit in appearance
Physical exercise is an important need for children who have been diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Exercise will help to retain in their bodies the muscle tone that might otherwise be lost due to being unable to move as freely as those who do not have cerebral palsy. These exercises also help promote
In Florida, as in many other states, disposing of liquid paint is subject to hazardous-waste regulations. When determining how to dispose of your paint, you first need to determine whether the pain is liquid or solid, whether it's oil-based and whether it can be recycled.Oil-based PaintIn...
Cottonseed oil is the third largest produced oil in volume, behind corn and soybean oil. It is used in products such as salad dressing, mayonnaise and icing, and it is the main ingredient in Crisco. Although cottonseed oil offers some significant health benefits, it also has the potential to be detr
Body builders and dedicated fitness professionals use Creakic, a creatine supplement to build muscle mass in a reduced period of time. The main ingredient of Creakic is creatine monohydrate--a nitrogenous organic acid that supplies energy to body cells and muscles by increasing the formation of aden
PET plastic, which is a common material used for plastic bottles and containers, is a highly recyclable plastic. Commonly taken in curbside and drop-off recycling programs, recycling saves natural resources, energy and landfill space while providing reusable material.
Sometimes people we know and love will go inexplicably mental. Some literally lose it, becoming a danger to themselves and others. It’s impossible to know exactly who, why, or when this occurs. Being more aware will help prevent it, though. Look for the warning signs. Signs come in the form o
Vestibulitis is a disease of inflammation that affects the vestibule, the area surrounding the entrance to the vagina, causing both pain and surface irritation. Vestibulitis is indiscriminate, striking women at any age and affecting them regardless of sexual history. Although the cause of Vestibu
The U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) provides definitions of asbestos and also defines two types of material that businesses and industries must evaluate for dangers. Asbestos is a dangerous material and can cause a variety of illnesses and diseases, including asbestosis, wh
The science journal Scientific America reports that in the last 150 years the average height of people in industrialized nations has increased by four inches. They cite better childhood nutrition as the main factor for this increase. If you are a teenager still in your growing stages, there are ways
Incorporating a protein shake into your diet is an easy way to make a meal on-the-go.healthy image by Andrey Kiselev from Fotolia.comMaintaining a healthy body weight is a challenging task that requires a lot of time and effort. Meals must be planned and exercise routines need to be...
Inadequate insulation around your attic pipes can lead to frozen or burst pipes in spite of the fact that they exist indoors and receive at least a little protection from the elements. A frozen pipe can prevent continuous access to water, and if the pipe itself bursts, it can lead to high plumbing c
The humble banana offers an array of nutritional and medicinal values. This yellow fruit is inexpensive and, with its sweet taste, is easy to incorporate into your everyday diet. The whole banana, including the peel, has multiple benefits that can be used and reused for a variety of unique purposes.
Tyramine is an amino acid found in certain foods. Foods high in tyramine can interact with MAOIs used to treat depression, as well as certain asthma medications. They can also trigger migraine headaches in certain sufferers. Having a list of foods high in tyramine on hand can help those...
Cervical cancer is one of the most common cancers affecting women today. Regular pap examinations are becoming more commonplace, making the cancer more detectable. Cervical cancer that is detected early on tends to react more favorably to treatment then cancers that are discovered later. There are s