Archive for July, 2011
by admin, July 30, 2011
Any low lying area or flat coastal plain is vulnerable to the effects of sea level rises. With climate change seemingly being upon us, for whatever reason, there are certain areas which are already suffering from land loss due to increased sea levels.
Certain small, low lying Pacific islands are already experiencing tidal encroachment onto their land, and one can conjecture as to what becomes of their nationality if their homeland has to be completely abandoned.
It is currently estimated that sea levels increased globally by about 6 inches during the 20th century, and with the anticipated increase in global temperatures resulting in glacier and ice cap melting, it is difficult to see how further rises in sea level can be avoided.
Continue reading Effects of Sea Level Rises353 words, reading time ~ 1:25 mins
by admin, July 21, 2011
Vitamin D is an essential vitamin for bodily health. It is a fat-soluble vitamin typically found in fish, liver oils, and eggs.
Although vitamin D does exist in certain type of food, it is also produced within the body by exposure to sunlight, and is sometimes referred to as the ‘sunshine vitamin’. Vitamin D plays an important role in ensuring that sufficient of the mineral calcium is present for the correct development and health of bones and teeth.
Effects of Lack of Vitamin D.
The main cause of Vitamin D deficiency is insufficient exposure to sunshine. Lack of Vitamin D will often cause weakness in bone tissue, leading to softer bones and eventually problems with the entire skeleton. Other effects can show as –
Continue reading Effects of Lack of Vitamin D280 words, reading time ~ 1:07 mins
by admin, July 11, 2011
Diabetes is a metabolic disorder which causes high levels of sugar in the blood due to poor production of Insulin. Type 1 diabetes shows a decreased sensitivity to insulin, and commonly develops in childhood. Type 2 diabetes can result in damage to the kidneys and eye and can develop in middle age.
The effects of diabetes can show as having a frequent need to urinate. This means that glucose is passed out of the body in the urine, leading to a loss of energy and the accompanying feelings of being listless and tired.
Any glucose which remains unabsorbed can be released into the eye fluid resulting in dimness of vision, and as veins and arteries have a tendency to narrow, prickly sensations can be experienced in the fingers and toes.
Continue reading Effects of Diabetes310 words, reading time ~ 1:14 mins