How To Avoid That Afternoon “Slow Down” When You Are Working

Added September 29, 2015, Under: Environment, Exercise, Health, How To, Technology

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Working a long day, after commuting to and from work and perhaps following a disturbed night’s sleep for whatever reason, can often lead to that feeling of sleepiness and failed productivity by mid afternoon. What can you do about it? If you work from home, then it is no longer a problem. You have the double advantage of no commuting and being able to organize your hours for optimum productivity. But not everyone is that fortunate although the numbers working from home ...


Sexual Enhancement For Women To Be Available In A Pill?

Added August 21, 2015, Under: Drugs, Nutrition, Technology, Women's Health

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Just about everyone has heard of Viagra and it has been around and available for nearly 20 years. Now there is a version for women which is going on the market in the US on prescription from mid October 2015.  Viagra of course is a that little blue pill. The female version will, not surprisingly, be pink. How does it work? Viagra expands the blood flow to the genitals. This new drug (to be known as Addyi) is manufactured with the aim of boosting ...


Consider Extra Care For Contact Lenses Wearing

Added June 22, 2015, Under: Doctors, Environment, Technology

Close-up of a woman inserting comfortable soft contact lenses.

  Do you wear contact lenses and have you ever suffered from infections? Recent research has concluded that wearing contact lenses may interfere with the delicate balance of micro-organisms living naturally on the eye's surface. This could explain infections among some users. How this study was carried out Although the study was small – just a sample of 9 contact users compared with 11 non wearers, the researchers carried out a detailed genetic analysis to identify the micro-organisms living on the eye and ...


Greek Yogurt & Its Ups and Downs

Added March 24, 2015, Under: Environment, Nutrition, Technology

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Are you a fan of Greek yogurt? The spelling is yogurt in the USA and yoghurt in the UK (and elsewhere) but the information on this popular health product is the same everywhere. Or is it? Greek yogurt's nutritional superiority has helped elevate this dairy product to super food status in the USA. Its sales have doubled in 5 years but of course with popularity come the less than healthy impostors. What makes Greek yogurt so special? The difference between Greek yogurt and ...


Pregnancy & The Popular Ultrasound

Added March 19, 2015, Under: Babies, Children's Health, Parents, Pregnancy, Technology

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During recent years, the ultrasound scans have become commonplace during pregnancy. But how important are they to your health and that of your unborn child? Ultrasound is an electronic technology. It uses the reflection of pulses of high frequency sound to produce an image and may be used in a variety of circumstances during pregnancy. Most will assume that the routine use of ultrasound in early pregnancy will result in the earlier detection of problems and improved management of pregnancy complications. ...


Can Cash Receipts Pose A Hazard To Our Health?

Added February 11, 2015, Under: Environment, Health, How To, Technology


Sometimes toxicity comes from the most unlikely places. I have been aware of the drawbacks of hand sanitizers for some years and we have published a post on this subject. But did you know that those cash receipts, which we might have to handle on a daily basis, have their own set of dangers? A recent study found that when the researchers combined the three actions of using hand sanitizer (stripping the skin of the fingers and allowing for greater permeation); ...


Micro Beads, Their Harm To Our Health & The Environment

Added February 7, 2015, Under: dental care, Environment, Technology

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Micro beads are tiny balls made from a material called polyethylene (and the most common plastic in the world) and is being used to make products such as bottles, grocery bags and trash cans. But they are not only used for packaging They are also included in items we put in our mouths and on our skin. Toothpastes, such as those manufactured by Crest and including Pro-Health and 3D White, contain these minute pieces of plastic and have done so for some years. ...


Drying Your Hands in Public Bathrooms

Added November 27, 2014, Under: Health, Skin Conditions, Technology

Hand dryers in public washroom

Washing your hands at home in the bathroom is easy – soap and warm water with a soft clean towel to dry them. But step into a public washroom and you probably won't be so fortunate. Nine times out of ten you could be faced with an electric wall mounted air dryer and not even a paper towel in sight. But is that a problem? Air hand dryers are said to be spreading germs A study by the University of Leeds in the ...


Are You Cooking On Gas & What You Might Need To Know About This Choice

Added October 23, 2014, Under: Environment, Health, Technology

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Over a third of all Americans cook on a gas stove while the rest prefer to use electricity. But if you are a fan of gas and you just love the instant heat and control, you might need to know that there are drawbacks to this popular method of cooking. Use that exhaust fan! Whether you have gas or electric for cooking, you should turn on that exhaust fan above your stove whenever you cook and not just when you burn something ...


Scars & The Choices You Have For Their Treatment

Added October 14, 2014, Under: Skin Conditions, Technology

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Acne may be easy to treat, but it becomes a bigger problem once scars develop on the skin, especially on the face. Some 5% of teens and young adults who have acne will be left with the appearance of acne scars. And of course it is not only acne that can causes scars. We like to think that we can treat acne and any scars in a more natural way but there are other methods to explore too. Micro-needling is one new ...

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