Personal Care

The Upstairs and Downstairs Wheelchair

A revolutionary evacuation wheelchair invented by a design student could save lives in emergencies because it has the capability to go down stairs. Throughout the world, health and safety legislation and fire services recommend that people do not use lifts to leave buildings during emergencies. But for people with mobility problems this raises a serious issue because they become dependent on...

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...

Privacy in Purchasing: New Options for Women Shopping for Personal Care Products

Privacy in Purchasing How many women have made the dreaded trip to the drug store to purchase some personal product like tampons, birth control, a pregnancy test -- only to run into a friend, a co-worker or, worse, a drug store clerk who screams for a price check for the condoms the woman wants to buy? The fact that women's most private of products are sold in the most public of places seems strangely contradictory....

The Truth about Fitness

The Truth about Fitness The spine you have is the only one you ever get! Through the miracle of modern medicine, many organs that fail or wear out can now be replaced. Heart, lungs, liver, kidneys and even artificial lenses for the eyes can make someone feel like new. Unfortunately for the spine, the one you were born with must last you your entire lifetime! The desire for attractive teeth, hair and skin has driven most...

Behavior Change

Communication (BCC) Communication is key to improving family health in Bangladesh. Behavior Change Communication (BCC) makes use of an expanding mass media, new technologies, and new ideas in communication to influence health and social behavior change. BCC is therefore particularly effective in reproductive health and total health care programme in the country, since these are areas where...

The Brain's Own Marijuana

Research into natural chemicals that mimic marijuana's effects in the brain could help to explain--and suggest treatments for--pain, anxiety, eating disorders, phobias and other conditions Marijuana is a drug with a mixed history. Mention it to one person, and it will conjure images of potheads lost in a spaced-out stupor. To another, it may represent relaxation, a slowing down of modern madness...

Colo-Rectal Disorders

Colo-Rectal Disorders The Intestines The intestines are the long tube by which food leaves the stomach and is eventually excreted from the body. The tube is made up of sheaths of muscle, coated on the inside with mucous membrane. The small intestine leads directly from the stomach. It is about 22 feet long, and up to 1½ inches wide. It continues the process, begun in the stomach, of absorbing nutrients from the food....

Methods of Teaching and Its Usefulness

Methods of Teaching and Its Usefulness TEACHING is a great art which is gained through training and experience. Upon this teaching profession depends the quality of our education. Thus in the words of Gilbert Highet. "Teaching is not like inducing a chemical reaction. It is much more like painting a picture or making a piece of music or on a lower level like planting a garden or writing afriedly letter. You must throw your heart into...

Ethical Dilemma in Health Care System in United States of America: ‘Old versus Youth’

Health care is available to those who have lived a full natural life span; The young people versus the older people in terms of health care issue, it will guide to denying care to people of younger people and other groups consider less productive to society. Economic Issue: By the year 2040 the elderly will represent 21 per cent of the population. Older people are more likely to need health care...

Some Practical Considerations on Having a Family

Plans Before Marriage During courtship the young couple who are planning to marry are provided with a chance to get to know one another and discuss in much intimate detail their hopes and desires, their likes and dislikes-in fact their general attitude to life. This gives them an opportunity, if they so wish, to change their minds before taking the final step of marriage. In this exchange of...

Lice

Lice are tiny parasites that live on human beings and feed on blood. They seldom cause serious medical problems, but they are both annoying and contagious. Every four hours or so, a louse bites into a tiny blood vessel for a meal. You don't feel the initial bites, because lice inject an anesthetic. However, the bites later begin to itch, and your scratching can lead to infection. Head lice (...

A Recipe For Healthy Hair By Joanne Elliott

Forget hair revitalizing shampoos, great nutrition is the most effective way of getting awesome hair! Shiny, healthy hair is a reflection of a healthy body, so it's like two for the price of one. Just like your body, your hair needs a balanced, nutritious diet to stay healthy. So follow this recipe for healthier hair, and be amazed at the difference it makes! Water: Water makes up one-fourth of...

Road Safety - Parent's Guide

Children will learn from their parents' example on road safety. Follow these steps carefully and you'll do a great deal to protect your children and help them develop the survival skills they need to cope safely. Any of the following to find out how to protect your child from traffic accidents and help them learn road safety. Ages one to four - protect your child Ages five to six - the basic...

A Medley of Mints

Undoubtedly, mints are the coolest of the herb world and often overlooked as a refreshing addition to the indoor herb garden. Until now that is! Some say there really is no such thing as an indoor herb garden. So many culinary perennials do much better with a dormant period, so I guess for the most part that could be true. In fact, that is why I leave some of my pots at the side of the house...

Diet for Blood Disorders and Diseases

The most common among the blood disorders among the rich and poor is high blood pressure or hypertension. In the advanced countries about one in six citizens have this condition. While exact figures are not known here, because of lack of proper medical statistics, at least one in fifteen have this condition mainly because of lifestyles and the stresses of everyday life. More may have low blood...

Diseases of the Brain

Apoplexy (Cerebral Stroke) By the term apoplexy, or stroke, is meant a sudden local disturbance in the circulation of the brain, without preceding injury. There are three distinct ways in which this catastrophe can occur, all of which cause similar symptoms, although they may differ in degree. Causes Cerebral Thrombosis Clotting of blood in the blood vessels of the brain is by far the commonest...

Time of Your life

Morning 7am Wake up and have tea/beverage in bed. Got to the washroom. Have a shower. 8am Women should take the contraceptive Pill. Research reveals that women who take the Pill as part of their morning routine are less likely to forget it. Those with no regular pattern are 10 times more likely to forget it, while those who take them at bedtime are three times more likely to miss two or more...

Delegation Findings

At the end of their trip, the interfaith delegation members prepared a formal report which included the following findings: It is reasonable to be concerned about and to monitor China's family planning policies and practices; it is even more important to assist and engage the Chinese on these matters. The US government's approach of criticism and punishment does nothing to change the situation....

Pollutants and Food

Potentially harmful chemicals can enter the food supply during growing, processing, and packing. These include pesticides that are applied to crops; antibiotics, hormones, and other substances included in animal feed; and environmental pollutants, such as heavy metals, asbestos, PCBs, and vinyl chloride. While many contaminants pose no threat with short exposure, larger doses of such contaminants...

Medical Emergencies Questions and Answers

Medical Emergencies Questions and Answers What Usually are The Serious Emergencies? There are a number of serious health condition requiring emergent attention. These medical conditions briefly are : Heart attack, Stroke, Shortness of breath, Allergic reaction, Fracture etc. How to Recognise Heart Attack or What are The Symptoms? Chest pain is the most common symptom of a heart attack, which occurs when an artery is blocked by a blood...