Environment

Honey - The Natural Broadspectrum

Honey is set fair to be the new medical champion in hospitals. Latest research claims that it could help combat the potentially lethal rise in antibiotic-resistant bacteria that are proving notoriously difficult to treat when they appear in infections. By studying the way bacteria protect themselves from attack by forming slimy clumps, the scientists have discovered that honey may be an effective...

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia Do you ache all over and have difficulty sleeping? You may be suffering from Fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is a condition of inflamed muscles and tendons. Although patients with the disorder may fear that they are developing arthritis, the disease actually does not affect the joints. Estimates are that as many as 6 million Americans suffer from fibromyalgia. Still other experts think the numbers are...

Environmental Poisoning

The human body is remarkable for its ability to handle the onslaughts of what can at times be a hostile environment. It is capable of neutralizing or expelling many potentially harmful agents, whether they are organic microbes or industrial chemicals or minerals. However, if your body absorbs low levels of some chemicals or minerals over a period of months or even years, you may develop chronic...

Living to a Grand Old Age in Japan

Statistics tell us that the average Japanese life span, for both men and women, is the longest in the world. But this does not mean that almost all Japanese live long lives. One reason for the high percentage of elderly people is the countrys low birth rate. The infant mortality rate is low, too, and this is another factor extending the average life span. So we cannot say that almost everyone in...

Modern Health Care: Hospital Wastes Management and Caring

Healthier environment became one of the most important tasks undertaken by governments around the world. This has always been an important aim of mankind and providing the population with basic health care. Increasing emphasis has been placed on the improvement of international health care by the various specialists, UN Organizations such as WHO, UNECEF, ILO and others. In order to realize this...

Safe Water, Basic Sanitation And Waste Management In Health-Care Settings

The month of October every year is observed as the sanitation month by the government of Bangladesh. The ministry of LGRD and Cooperatives along with the Department of Public Health Engineering, UNICEF and WHO undertakes a number of programmes to review the progress of works concerning safe water supply, arsenic mitigation, waste management and installation of sanitary latrines throughout the...

Ten Ways You Can Stay Healthy at Work

Ten Ways You Can Stay Healthy at Work You can protect yourself and others by following these action steps: Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds, or use an alcohol-based hand rub if soap and water are not available. Be sure to wash your hands after coughing, sneezing, or blowing your nose. Avoid touching your nose, mouth, and eyes . Germs spread this way. Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue , or cough...

Mercury, one of the Biggest Enemies of Health

Mercury, one of the Biggest Enemies of Health Mercury is a chemical element, often found in the environment, either as part of it, either as a result of the pollution. In water, air and soil, mercury easily takes place in food and in large quantities is highly toxic, causing serious health problems. Thus, mercury can irreversibly impair neurological function, and if you are pregnant, baby is affected nervous system. Also, children who eat...

The Grave : The Ultimate House Call

It's not hogwarts and dragon pox. But a recently published paper offers some great scientific wizardry. The subject: King George III-his red urine, his dusty old hair and his madness. For decades, it's been relatively well accepted that the British monarch suffered from a metabolic disorder called porphyria, whose symptoms include abdominal discomfort and dark urine. But was porphyria alone...

Bird flu

What is avian influenza (bird flu) H5N1? H5N1 is an avian influenza virus subtype Avian influenza is an infection caused by avian (bird) influenza (flu) viruses. These flu viruses occur naturally among birds. Wild birds worldwide carry the viruses in their intestines, but usually do not get sick from them. However, avian influenza is very contagious among birds and can make some domesticated...