by admin, May 16, 2013
Malnutrition is to be underfed, and malnourished. It is primarily caused by a lack of healthy foods or eating foods which have little nutritional value.
In third world countries malnutrition is common and a daily fact of life resulting in about 500 million being under nourished, and approximately 10 million people dying from the condition each year, the majority being young children.
Currently there is sufficient food available to feed everyone on planet earth, although resources being finite, and mans seemingly destructive attitude to his only environment, this may not always be the case.
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by admin, April 12, 2013
In either sex male or female, the hair and hair styling of the person are often a display of how the person sees him or her self. It is an expression of personality, attractiveness, and general image.
The effects of hair loss will often damage the self image the person carries and can have a very distressing outcome.
The degree of distress and worry resulting from hair loss is very much sex dependent. But on a general basis those people, especially males, who have a full head of hair, are seen as being virile, likeable and successful, yet people who have suffered natural hair loss are seen as being older and not so desirable. Paradoxically, such ‘balding’ people are often viewed as being wise, intelligent, and very conscientious.
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by admin, March 9, 2013
Meditation is often carried out in order to help mental and spiritual development. It consists of periods of self contemplation and total relaxation, in order to rid the mind of all extraneous thoughts and bring about concentration on one subject.
The effects of meditation can be both psychological and physiological, and it is only in recent times that the medical profession is recognizing the positive attributes of meditation, and recommending it as a form of treatment to selected patients.
The practice of meditation has been thought of as having many beneficial effects, but it is only now that the positive aspects of meditation are being placed on a firm scientific footing.
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by admin, February 3, 2013
The acronym SARS in fact stands for Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, and has been classified as representing a threat to global health by the World Health Organization (WHO).
During the period when SARS was active thousands of people were affected around the world with a 10% mortality rate. The disease seems to have originated in Guangzhou city in southern China primarily in animal markets where the pathogen transferred rapidly from one species of animal to another, finally infecting humans. Later testing indicated that SARS like viruses had been identified in Civet cats in the animal market.
Effects of SARS.
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by admin, December 31, 2012
Magic mushrooms contain the hallucinogenic substance known as psilocin, and produces a psychoactive effect when ingested
The effects of magic mushrooms being ingested can last up to four hours depending on the amount taken. As with other drugs of this type (ayahuasca) the mental experience is mainly composed of both visual and sound parts. The effects can range from being ones of extreme elation to feelings of abject distress, and very often whether the experience is good or bad is related to the environment of the user, at the time of ingesting the drug.
Magic mushrooms cause both Physical effects and mental effects –
Physical Effects of Magic Mushrooms
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by admin, November 26, 2012
HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a retrovirus which attacks certain kinds of white blood cells and so affects the immune system. It is commonly transmitted through blood or via semen resulting from sexual contact. In the final stages of the infection AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) develops which causes sufferers to lose the ability to fight off other infections.This can often prove fatal.
HIV often has an effect on the skin, mouth, and brain. The early effects of HIV are similar to influenza such as a fever, headache, and general lethargy. Some swelling of the lymph glands in the neck and groin may be noticed also. The virus may manifest its presence within a short time period, or conversely it can lie in the body, still multiplying, for a number of years before showing itself.
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by admin, October 23, 2012
Any person who drinks a cup of coffee first thing in the morning will be aware of the positive lift gained, as the stimulating effect of the caffeine kicks in. But care should be taken since frequently the effects of caffeine can be negative.
Caffeine when taken on a regular basis, even if only in small amounts, can lead to caffeine dependency, and if the intake of caffeine is stopped, the effects can be unpleasant and lead to headaches or a continual feeling of drowsiness.
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by admin, September 19, 2012
The lack of oxygen reaching the brain is referred to as cerebral hypoxia. The brain needs a constant supply of oxygen via the blood vessels. Any interruption to the oxygen supply can have very serious consequences resulting in severe brain damage, or can even prove fatal.
The effects of lack of oxygen to the brain can be mild or serious. In the mild form the effects will show as a degree of impairment to the memory and a tendency to lose concentration. Other mild signs will include decrease in exercising powers of judgment and a reduction in body coordination.
The more serious effects can be convulsions or seizures, the onset of a coma, a complete non recognition of light, and ultimately brain death.
Continue reading Effects of Lack of Oxygen to the Brain264 words, reading time ~ 1:03 mins
by admin, July 13, 2012
To suffer poverty one is living in a permanent state of need or destitution. Any person who does not know the feeling experienced by not knowing where your next meal is coming from, or having a daily struggle to scratch around to feed crying, hungry children does not know anything about poverty.
Poverty and hunger go hand in glove, and the effects of poverty in society can be quite profound, that is if the people who take three square- meals a day for granted have any understanding of the word!
Any casual visitor to areas where poverty is rampant will shake his or her head and wonder how poverty can exist. Frequently these well dressed, well fed people will wonder how in the year 2011 that such conditions can exist.
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by admin, June 9, 2012
About fifty years ago when TV became a common household item there was much public concern expressed as to the effect it would have on the learning capacity, and disciplines of children and the youth of the day.
Today when personal computers are part of the furniture in most homes the same concerns are being expressed, especially worries about the effects of computer games on children. Concerns have been voiced about risks associated with health and decreased academic achievement at school or college.
Certainly some computer games have a violent content which may encourage aggressive behavior and falsely teach the child that violence is a norm of life. But many computer games are turning out to be natural teachers. They motivate the child to repeatedly interact with the material being displayed, they are a source of lesson practice, and furthermore can provide rewards for learning/playing well.
Continue reading Effects of Computer Games317 words, reading time ~ 1:16 mins
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