Washing your hands after using the bathroom might be a common practice to stop the spread of germs, but not many women may wash their hands after they put them in their purse. But, according to a study conducted by the company Initial Washroom Hygiene, perhaps they should. Researchers with the hygiene and washroom services company swabbed handbags to find the dirtiest parts. Twenty percent of handbags swabbed had levels of bacteria-related contamination which could potentially cross-contaminate other surfaces — and contained more germs than the average toilet flush, CBS New York reported. While Dr. Sorana Segal-Maurer, an infectious disease specialist with New York Hospital-Queens, said to CBS New York this week that it’s highly unlikely someone would get sick from their handbag, people should still take precautions to stop the spread of germs.
There are many health benefits of shrimp some of which are as follows:
Weight loss: Shrimp is a great source of protein and vitamin D, without adding carbohydrates to daily intake, so for people determined to lose weight, this simple seafood is a popular option. The high levels of zinc are also beneficial since, zinc is one way to increase leptin levels in the body. Leptin is a hormone, and is an integral part in the body’s regulation of fat storage, appetite, and overall energy use in the body. By increasing the level of leptin in the body, people can avoid common issues like overeating, inexplicable cravings for food after being “full”, and similar problem for weight-conscious individuals. Also, shrimp has high levels of iodine, which help to control how much energy is expended when a body is at rest. It interacts with the thyroid gland to speed up thyroid activity, helping in efforts to lose weight, or at least prevent additional weight gain.
What is Asthma: Asthma is a chronic lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways. Asthma causes recurring periods of wheezing (a whistling sound when you breathe), chest tightness, shortness of breath, and coughing. The coughing often occurs at night or early in the morning. Asthma affects people of all ages, but it most often starts during childhood. In the United States, more than 25 million people are known to have asthma. About 7 million of these people are children.
Sometimes we are surprised why some people are really sharp while the others are dull and depressed? We should want to know about the secrets of the most energetic people? Try these foods that not just increase your brain power but also strengthen your immunity.
Eggs: What if we could create the perfect brain food? For starters, we’d want some Vitamin B12, which is crucial for nerve cells. A deficiency causes irritability, depression and cognitive decline. Next we add a little folate to keep our brain’s neurotransmitter factories humming. Iodine would be another plus, since it is essential for good thyroid function-and an underactive thyroid leads to lethargy, weight gain and depression. Finally, studies have increasingly linked low levels of Vitamin D to depression, dementia, Parkinson’s disease and PMS, so we’d love to include some of this nutrient, which is hard to find in non-fortified foods. This is just a partial profile of a standard barnyard egg-a nutritional powerhouse.
Cutting down on salt and, at the same time, increasing levels of potassium in our diet will have major health and cost benefits across the world, according to several new studies. Such a strategy will save millions of lives every year from heart disease and stroke, say experts.
Teens who were depressed as children are more likely to be obese, to smoke and to be sedentary, a new study finds. The findings suggest that depression during childhood can increase the risk of heart problems later in life, according to the researchers. The study included more than 500 children who were followed from ages 9 to 16. There were three groups: those diagnosed with depression as children, their depression-free siblings and a control group of unrelated youngsters with no history of depression.
In older people with insomnia, nighttime awakenings last longer if they get up to urinate, study finds. Having to get up at night to urinate may worsen the already poor sleep of older people with insomnia, a new study suggests. Treatment of this problem, called nocturia, might help improve the sleep quality among these seniors, the researchers said.
Patients who have suffered from breast cancer should avoid consuming high-fat dairy products in order to improve their long-term survival. The study, carried out by Kaiser Permanente researchers and published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, is one of the first of its kind to identify a link between high fat dairy consumption and poorer breast cancer survival.