Saturday, February 15, 2014

What You Need To Know about Plastic Bottle Safety

Plastic bottles have been linked to cancer and other health problems. But are all plastic containers the same and are they all potential health hazards?

Glass is rarely used for most personal care, skin care or cosmetic products. On the other hand, plastic is everywhere in products we use daily, including food, cleaning products, even care of newborn babies.

In today’s market a symbol and number on the bottom identify most plastic containers. This information is important and tells you what type of plastic is used, if it’s recyclable, and if it is safe or not. Certain ingredients can affect the plastic they are contained in and some plastics can leach chemicals into the products they contain.

Supplement Your Prescription: What Your Doctor Doesn’t Know About Nutrition

“For every dollar we spend on prescription drugs, we spend a dollar to fix a complication. Understanding how nutritional supplements affect these drugs could make them safer andmore effective.” —Mehmet Oz, M.D.

A little known but potentially life-saving fact is that common medications deplete vital nutrients essential to your health. Here’s a practical guide to avoid drug-induced nutrient depletion, and even, replace your medications with natural supplements. We have been called a pill-popping society, and statistics bear this out. Nearly 50 percent of American adults take at least one prescription drug, and 20 percent take three or more.

Have a Drink! The Importance of Water

Name a drink that can increase your alertness, prevent you from fainting after giving blood, and even promote a teensy bit of weight loss.

Think it’s one of those “miraculous” multi-level marketing elixirs made of exotic juices that sell for about 40 bucks a pop? Well, think again...continue reading. The drink I’m talking about doesn’t cost anything, yet most of us don’t get enough of it. I’m talking about…water.

The Extraordinary Benefits of Omega-3s

Research on the incredible health benefits of the omega-3s is published almost on a daily basis. The marine omega-3 fatty acids, DHA and EPA play a crucial role in the development of the brain, nervous system and the eye.

Even the medical community has been caught up in the excitement. In 2002, the American Heart Association issued a scientific statement on the effects of omega-3 fatty acids on heart health. The statement endorsed raising our levels of DHA and EPA either by eating fish or by taking a daily fish oil supplement.

BlackBerry Z10 Complete Review and Specification

The BlackBerry Z10 is the first handset to use the new Blackberry 10 Operating System (OS) and is a fully touch-screen device. It can be viewed as the start of something new for BlackBerry. Something that they’re hoping can bring them back among the top of the smartphone market.

Aside from having a full touch-screen, the Z10 now also runs on a regular data plan, removing the Blackberry Internet Service (BIS). Those who have always gotten confused with BIS versus the data plan won’t have to worry about understanding that thing anymore (I remember having to explain the difference of the data plan and the BIS to a lot of people in the past).
So let’s check out what this smartphone has to offer and if it can propel BlackBerry to the top.

What Causes Leg Pain?

Leg pain refers to any kind of pain that occurs between the heels and the pelvis. There are many reasons for leg pain, and not all of them are caused by a problem that originates in the leg; some injuries or spinal problems can cause aches and pains in the leg(s). 

Leg pain can be long-term, transitory, intermittent, acute, or slowly progressive. Pain may affect just part of the leg, such as the knee, or the whole limb. Leg pain may be felt as tingling, sharp, dull, an ache, or a stabbing sensation. Some leg pains may be just a nuisance, in some cases the cause may never be found, other leg pains may be a sign of a more serious disease or condition, even a life-threatening one. Leg pain caused by trauma Trauma has a medical and psychiatric meaning. In this text, it refers to the medical meaning.

A Broken Heart Breaks Your Heart, Literally!

According to an article published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association, heart attack risk after bereavement is much higher for several weeks after the loss. The day the loved one dies, the risk of a heart attack is a stunning twenty one times higher. 
The article also warns friends and family to look for signs of heart failure in the bereaved person, ensuring they relax and maintain any medication regime they may be on. The study was conducted with nearly 2000 adult heart attack survivors and while the risk of a heart problem declined over the first month, it still remained at six times the normal risk during the first week after a loved one died.

What Is Normal Blood Pressure?

Blood pressure is primarily produced when the heart muscle contracts - it is the pressure of blood upon the walls of the blood vessels. There are two recordings, a high one (systolic) and a lower one (diastolic). The systolic pressure is measured when the heart contracts, while the diastolic one is gauged just before the heart contracts. 

The heart is the muscle that pumps blood throughout the body during every second of our lives. Low-oxygen blood is pumped towards the lungs, where it becomes oxygen-rich again. Oxygen-rich blood is pumped by the heart around to body to supply tissue, muscle, organs and cells. This pumping generates blood pressure.

According to Medilexicon's medical dictionary, Blood Pressure is: "The pressure or tension of the blood within the systemic arteries, maintained by the contraction of the left ventricle, the resistance of the arterioles and capillaries, the elasticity of the arterial walls, as well as the viscosity and volume of the blood; expressed as relative to the ambient atmospheric pressure."