Healthy Living : Health & Medical
Handling or working close to electricity is highly hazardous and requires workers to use extreme caution. According to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration, electrical safety standards, such as warning signs, can protect workers against electrocution, shock, burns, fires and explos
Though deionized and distilled water seem similar, there exist enough differences to make substitution a bad idea under most circumstances. Deionized water contains no ions and exists in an unbalanced state--when placed in contact with anything dissolvable or absorbable it immediately grabs the ion
Gout, or gouty arthritis, is a type of arthritis that develops when too much uric acid builds up in the body, causing pain, redness and inflammation in the joints. It can occur in any joint, but it typically starts in the big toe. Normally, the body efficiently flushes uric acid, but in some people
Nitric Oxide supplements are all the rage in body building circles. Many people that use this type of supplement feel that Nitric Oxide gives them more energy and a better muscle "pump." There are, however, some side effects that may be associated with Nitric Oxide supplementation.
Hoist cranes have similar regulations no matter what type they are.crane hoisting image by Stephen Orsillo from Fotolia.comThe Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has outlined requirements for the operation of hoist cranes. All cranes, whether they are mobile, overhead,...
An organic chemical compound, benzene is frequently used to form crude oil. It was first isolated by the famous English chemist Michael Faraday. Recently, substitutes have been found and developed, since benzene was discovered to be a dangerous carcinogenic. Numerous substitutes are developed by exc
Countless studies have proven that adding dietary fiber helps prevent a number of serious chronic illnesses. Inulin and psyllium are two popular soluble dietary fibers that can be added to foods or beverages to supplement fiber intake. Although the two deliver similar health benefits, they vary in o
Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs) and Preferred Provider Organizations (PPOs) are two common types of managed care health insurance plans. There are similarities between the two plans; for instance, they both cover a variety of medical, surgical and hospital services, and some also include cov
Food handlers, grocery store owners and restaurant managers that prepare or serve unpackaged food must pass certification training and possess a solid understanding of food safety practices. With the help of audiotapes, videos, online training, private classes and written tests, students prepare for
High Density Lipoproteins, or HDL, is a form of cholesterol that helps keep your arteries clear and your heart healthy. Low Density Lipoprotiens, or LDL, is known as a bad form of cholesterol because it blocks arteries and may lead to a heart condition over time if left untreated. To reduce your ris
Decoration is the oldest known use for platinum.wedding ring image by Andrzej W?odarczyk from Fotolia.comPlatinum is a strong, chemically inert metal that has been mined and used in decoration for over 3,000 years. It is similar in appearance to silver and in conductivity to gold, and has...
Some plastics are rarely or never recycled, even when a curbside recycling program accepts them. These plastics are not only a threat to the environment, but they could be a serious threat to your health as they break down into harmful chemicals. Make an informed choice on everyday products by knowi
Muscle spasms cause a "knot" to form in the muscle belly. This knot feels like a hard ball and is painful when pressed on. It can also limit range of motion in nearby areas of the body. Muscle spasms are caused by overuse or over-stretching a muscle, or can be part of an underlying medical condition
Peter J. D'Adamo, ND, is an expert in the area of "eating right for your blood type." He suggests that people should eat certain foods based on their blood type. This premise is based on the idea that blood type directly affects the digestive system. This means that some foods are good for one perso
The glycemic index measures the effect certain foods have on blood glucose levels. High glycemic index foods will raise blood glucose much faster than low glycemic index foods. The two foods used as a reference for determining the glycemic index of any food are white bread and glucose (sugar), which
Solar panels are an effective way to collect power from the sun.solar panels image by MAXFX from Fotolia.comNatural energy is referred to as renewable energy. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, renewable energy is energy that is cultivated from natural sources that do not...