Battle Obesity With Kids Aprons

In the United States right now, the rate of obesity in children and teens has tripled since the early 1980s. Currently, rate of obese children in the United States sits at 32 per cent, which is a horrible percentage. This means that one-third of all children are overweight and that can cause some serious problems…

How Do You Maintain a Healthy Diet? – Great Resources!

There is good reason to keep yourself healthy and fit. The number of overweight and obese people in the world is staggering, and it grows daily. Most of us know that being overweight or obese carries a significant risk for serious diseases, including coronary heart disease, cancer, type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure. Yet…

Too Old To Learn Scuba Diving?

We are always told we should learn sports when we are young, when our bodies are more resilient to the bruises and bumps which can be afflicted on us when we learn a new sport. This is true to a certain extent. Take for example, my experience learning wind surfing. I learnt the sport when…

Solitary Confinement – for Life

Sixty-five year old Arthur Jones served a self-imposed life sentence – in his own home. Arthur lived in a high crime neighborhood, so he built iron cages around his doors doors and installed bars on all the windows. No one could find it easy to break in to Arthur's house! I met Arthur a few…

Avian Flu Can Spread Spread Cats

'In February a 2-year old male cat was having lunch. It was an unusual treat of a pigeon that had died. Five days later the cat began to show a discharge from his nose, run a temperature, panting, and appeared to be depressed. This quickly worsened to convulsions and ataxia and died two days after…

5 Reasons to Ditch Your Dentures for Dental Implants

Dentures have been used for many years to help people with missing teeth regain their smiles and dental functions. However, advancements in technology have meant improvements in care and even greater choice when it comes to oral care. Dental implants are now becoming the treatment of choice amongst dental clinics when it comes to tooth…

All About Dropsy

Dropsy is a common disease afflicting pet fresh-water fish in aquariums. Symptoms of dropsy include a swollen abdomen and a pine-cone-type appearance caused by the scales sticking out. This is caused by a concentration of built up fluid in the body tissues and cavity. A fish afflicted with dropsy might stop eating, lose color, be…

Blood Sugar Levels and Memory Loss

Keeping the blood sugar levels at normal range is beneficial to all people but besides this, they are able to preserve their memory abilities as well. Those who experience sugar level spikes may suffer from memory loss even at a younger age. Studies have shown that the decline in memory functions happens when blood glucose…

The Effects of a Brain Injury

Trauma is the most common cause of acquired brain injury particularly in young people, of course there are other ways in which the brain can acquire injury, stroke is particularly common from middle age onwards then there are rare conditions of the brain like infections and tumors. The brain is very sensitive to the amount…