Healthy Living : Health & Medical
A shark is known to contain extremely high mercury levels.shark image by Irena Hnidkova from Fotolia.comThe Mercury level present in fish poses a direct hazard to small children and expecting mothers. Understanding how much mercury is present in the fish that you eat allows for better...
After shoulder or arm surgery, or a severe injury, you will be sent home wearing a shoulder or arm immobilizer. This is to allow healing, prevent further injury and help control pain caused by movement. It is very important that you wear the immobilizer as your doctor directs and continue to use it
Menopause can bring on a host of unwanted symptoms such as weight gain, hot flashes and prolonged stints of depression. While the "usual suspects" of menopause can often be counteracted with prescription medication, it would behoove you to first attempt to treat your symptoms naturally to avoid unw
Castor oil is extracted from the castor bean, which is technically a seed. The oil is used to elicit a therapeutic response when applied to the body as a warm pack, compress, or when directly applied to the skin. It may also be used in moisturizing beauty regimens for hair and skin.
Wastewater treatment requires the removal of harmful contaminants from sewage and runoff from farms. Chemical precipitation presents an economical alternative to physical and biological processes. However, the treatment of wastewater with aluminum sulfate creates excessive amounts of alum sludge. Us
A flooded road hampers transportation.flood image by brelsbil from Fotolia.comFloods are one of the most common types of natural disasters that can be caused by several different naturally occurring events such as thunderstorms, hurricanes, tidal waves and melting ice or snow. Floods can...
Quorn is a brand name of a meat substitute made from a substance called mycoprotein. The official Quorn website explains that mycoprotein is actually a fungus, related to mushrooms, and comparable in health benefits to meat, because it contains essential amino acids. Quorn comes in many forms, from
Efexor XL is most often prescribed for the treatment of depression. Sometimes it is also prescribed for the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder. A number of side effects have been reported, but that does not mean all users will experience side effects. If side effects become serious or bothers
Tea tree oil is derived from the leaves of the melaleuca alternifolia plant. It’s used in alternative medicine to treat and prevent infections. However, it’s also used to kill common pantry pests and larvae, such as moths. When using this oil, it’s important to wear gloves. Althoug
Menopause is when women of advancing years no longer menstruate. While some women hardly notice "the change", others experience discomfort, including night sweats, weight gain, insomnia, headache, fatigue and hot flashes. Several years ago, women turned to hormone replacement therapy, which proved
Studies show that increasing the intake of omega-3 fatty acids can help to reduce a number of health problems. The most common way to add omega-3 fatty acids to your diet is to eat more fish, including tuna, salmon and sardines. Doing so, however, also adds a high level of calories and fat. Granulat
Most people consider losing weight to be a difficult task. But for those of us on the thinner end of the spectrum, gaining weight can prove even harder. While you could probably pack on a few pounds eating fast food three times a day, this is an unhealthy and unsustainable way to go about it. You ca
Over 1.7 billion lbs. of polyurethane foam are produced in the US every year.pink foam image by laurent dambies from Fotolia.comPolyurethane foam is a petrochemical product made from isocyanates and polyols. Its advantages are that it's lightweight, easy to shape, mildew-resistant and...
Aromatherapy is a healing art that uses plant-derived essential oils. Practitioners of aromatherapy say that by breathing these oils or applying them to the skin, your health and well-being can be enhanced. Certain essential oils are believed to stimulate creativity, aid memory and calm stress, all
Many acai and noni products are advertised as tools for weight loss, increasing energy and for detoxifying the body. While the benefits of eating whole acai berries and drinking noni juice are many, taking a supplement doesn't provide the full benefits of either of these foods. Most of...