Archive for March, 2011
by admin, March 30, 2011
Forests, and the trees they contain are essential for the well being of planet Earth. They play a huge role in determining the climate. They filter out unwanted carbon dioxide gas, and provide a shelter and habitat for millions of species.
Currently, primarily due to the action of man, these vital natural organs are being lost at an alarming rate, and it is estimated that 50% of forests have been lost in fairly recent times as a direct result of human activity, certainly during the last 175 years or so.
Continue reading Effects of Deforestation548 words, reading time ~ 2:12 mins
by admin, March 26, 2011
As it has now become recognized that passive smoking, or being exposed to second hand smoke can be just as dangerous to the health as the smoking habit itself, it has now been classified as environmental tobacco smoke (ETS).
Second hand tobacco smoke is a major cause of indoor air pollution, where frequently non smokers are obliged to inhale the smoke from burning tobacco, or the smoke being exhaled by active smokers. This of course is why many locations in public places are now designated as being non smoking areas.
Every person subjected to breathing second hand smoke is at risk. ETS can damage infants, and small children can suffer damage to their vital organs as a result of passive smoking.
Continue reading Effects of Passive Smoking470 words, reading time ~ 1:53 mins
by admin, March 23, 2011
The effects of yellow fever are usually felt within one week of being infected by the virus. This non curable viral disease is passed to humans by the mosquito (species Aedes aegypti), and has several adverse effects on the human body such as –
- High temperature and fever, intermittent with body chills.
- Feelings of nausea and vomiting.
- Extreme dehydration.
- Detrimental effect on the liver function leading to jaundice.
- In severe cases the function of vital organs such as the heart liver and kidney may be affected even to the point of failure.
Continue reading Effects of Yellow Fever434 words, reading time ~ 1:44 mins
by admin, March 19, 2011
The after effects of chemotherapy will primarily be determined by the type and dosage of the chemotherapy drug taken.
The chemotherapy drugs are designed to kill off the rapidly dividing malignant body cells. But at the same time healthy body cells are also dividing, and can equally be affected by the anticancer drugs.
Damage to healthy body cells results can be caused by the effects of chemotherapy. The dividing healthy body cells most likely to be affected are the blood cells which form in the marrow of the bone. But other cells can be affected also. –
- Cells in the digestive tract like the esophagus, stomach, intestines, and mouth.
- The sexual organs, so interfering with the gamete cells necessary for reproduction.
Continue reading After Effects of Chemotherapy441 words, reading time ~ 1:46 mins
by admin, March 16, 2011
Many people either do not care, or fail to understand that planet Earth is finite. That the planet does not have unlimited resources, and can only sustain a finite amount of life.
In the natural environment a balance between populations is maintained by the actions of prey and predators. If this was not the case their natural habitat would be unable to sustain them, and very soon the Earth’s surface would be covered by wild animals, and plants.
Each nation has only limited resources, and generally has only sufficient to sustain a limited number of people. Underdeveloped and developing countries are often the ones which do not exercise any form of birth control, and are the ones who are always hungry, with many people getting inadequate nutrition, and often at starving point.
Continue reading Effects of Overpopulation462 words, reading time ~ 1:51 mins
by admin, March 12, 2011
The Acai berry is currently popular as a health food supplement. The berry is the fruit of the Acai palm tree common to Central and South America.
The acai berry contains many amino acids and proteins which are beneficial to overall health. It contains antioxidants which eliminate free radicals, and help in the anti-aging process. Acai berry is used by many people who are trying to lose weight, since it also has properties which suppress the appetite.
To date there have been no direct medical studies relating to the adverse side effects of the acai berry. But there is much evidence that the berry has been in use since ancient times with no detrimental effect to the many users. Many current users of the berry may have concerns about possible side effects,
Continue reading Side Effects of Acai Berry471 words, reading time ~ 1:53 mins
by admin, March 9, 2011
The effects of the condition know as fibromyalgia often result in symptoms which can range from discomfort in some people to disability in other sufferers. Some of the signs of fibromyalgia are as follows –
- Widespread pain and fatigue.
- Problems associated with cognition, and emotions.
- Difficulties with the digestive tract, and urinary tract.
Effects of Fibromyalgia.
Pain Through the Body.
The main sign of fibromyalgia is muscle pain like the body ache normally associated with influenza. Other times the pain can be severe causing muscle spasms and affecting the body joints. This pain which is frequently accompanied by headaches can vary from hour to hour, and lead to loss of ability to carry out any normal activities.
Continue reading Effects of Fibromyalgia360 words, reading time ~ 1:26 mins
by admin, March 5, 2011
Following any form of sexual activity, if sores develop on the vagina, penis, or rectum, which are painful to touch, you may be suffering from genital herpes.
Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease, it can easily be identified and treated, but seldom can the condition be cured completely.
Herpes is not necessarily transferred from person to person by sexual intercourse, but can be transferred by indulging in oral sex also. If it has been passed orally it is readily identified as herpes simplex 1. The signs of this type of herpes will show as cold sores and fever blisters around the mouth.
Continue reading The Effects of Genital Herpes450 words, reading time ~ 1:48 mins
by admin, March 2, 2011
The Spanish translation of El Nino is literally “the Christ Child”, and was a term used by South American fishermen to refer to the warm currents of the Pacific Ocean at around Christmas time.
Today the term El Nino is still used to refer to the cyclic period of every 3-6 years when large scale warming of the surface of the Pacific Ocean occurs. This warming commonly last for about 9 months, but can stretch out to 18 months occasionally, and can have major impact on the worlds weather patterns.
Continue reading Effects of El Nino410 words, reading time ~ 1:38 mins