Healthy Living : Health & Medical
Human food and animal feed can potentially be contaminated with undesirable biological substances such as toxins, growth promoters or even non-biological chemicals such as melamine. An ELISA (Enzyme-linked Immunoassay) kit can be used to identify the presence of these substances. Due to the nature o
Anyone who has ever spent an hour on a treadmill at the gym knows just how slowly that digital calorie-counter adds up. If you've ever busted your rear working out at the gym only to see the counter reflect about 300 to 500 calories, you may have wondered just how big of an impact that amount really
The simplest and least expensive way to convert sea water into drinking water is to distill it.Distillation involves heating seawater in an enclosed vessel and directing the water vapor through a condensing line, capturing the resulting pure water and leaving the salt behind.
StreptococcusIf you suffer from food poisoning, something you've eaten has been contaminated by a pathogen, such as a virus, bacteria or parasite. Often referred to as food-borne illnesses, salmonella, staphylococcus and E. coli are three of the most common culprits. But you also can...
Proper posture prevents back pain and injury. Proper alignment also helps with balance and improves your appearance. As you age, your core and spinal muscles may weaken and you may have more difficulty maintaining proper posture. If you have difficulty maintaining your posture on your own, a posture
Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease that can affect men and women. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, an estimated 2.8 million people contract chlamydia each year, but because symptoms do not always manifest, an estimated one-third of cases in women goes un
An interview is just one step in getting the job. Many employers ask for permission to do a credit check before they hire you. Jobs in finance or that deal directly with money are more likely to require credit checks before you are hired. Some companies may also run a criminal background check befor
The acai extract found in various juices and supplements comes from a berry that grows in the Amazon region. it has become extremely popular as of late due to its considerable antioxidant properties (antioxidants fight and destroy free radicals in the body). Acai berry extract is found in juice, j
Informed consent is a legal phrase used in a variety of situations. One common use is in medicine, requiring doctors to advise patients on the risks involved with drugs and procedures. The requirements vary from state to state. In some states a verbal consent is sufficient, while others require a si
This article explores whether or not acai capsules are free of side effects and what they might be if there are any. To many health-conscious consumers and nutrition and medical professionals, acai capsules are so beneficial that they negate any side effects that might occur.
A walking boot is a flexible alternative to a fixed cast for certain foot, ankle and lower leg injuries. These lightweight and removable boots offer support for ankle sprains and some stable fractures. People prefer walking boots to casts because unlike casts, the boot can be removed for bathing and
Having a humidifier in your house is a good idea if any household members suffer from nasal congestion, dry skin, dry nose or an itchy throat. Humidifiers put moisture back into the air. Crane makes many humidifiers and has a whole line devoted to children. Children are less afraid to use the humidi
Many people deal with the embarrassing condition of excessive sweating. Excessive sweating is caused by diet, overexposure to the sun, being overweight or not getting enough exercise. While sweating is normally a natural process to keep your body cool, excessive sweating occurs when you are sitting
A healthy diet and fitness have many benefits: better health, longer life and the avoidance of many illnesses, including diabetes, and heart and lung disease. While a healthy lifestyle may be a challenge, it is possible to change bad habits for healthier ones at any time in life.
Tiny roaches in your home could be nymphs, the offspring of an adult roach. You may also be dealing with brown-banded cockroaches or German cockroaches, because these are only 1/2 inch in size. Regardless of the type of cockroach you are dealing with, they are undesired, and even though they can inf
Alternative health practitioners promote cesium chloride as a treatment for cancer. The dietary supplement, sold in pill form, is absorbable by all cells. Proponents say the substance may slow tumor growth by raising the pH level of cancer cells, which they say is low compared to other cells. For th
Green tea extracts can have many health benefits.green tea image by Ragne Kabanova from Fotolia.comGreen tea has numerous health benefits. Although most people consume green tea as a brewed beverage, green tea extracts in the form of capsules, tablets, powders or topical applications are...