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The following article discusses the use of cardiopulmonary resuscitation, especially in regards to patients who are critically ill.
FES2 Has been making recent headlines due to a discovery of the harmful substance in Chinese drywall used in hundreds of thousands of United States homes.
Chinese drywall, installed in many homes throughout the United States, is known to contain dangerous compounds such as FES2 that can make you sick.
Do you ever light up a cigarette? Even though we all know that smoking is “bad” for us, just exactly how bad is it? The number (and the severity) of health problems related to smoking may surprise you. Smoking can cause short-term health problems, such as coughing and irritation of the eyes. However, the real risks are connected to long-term diseases and health problems that can show up decades down the road.
Does this sound like you? You’ve smoked on and off for years, always wanting to quit for good, but never quite being able to make the commitment to a smoke-free life. Perhaps you’ve even quit for a few months, only to go back to your same old habits. Well, it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are some tips to help you kick your smoking habit to the curb – forever.
Once you determine the cause of your bronchitis, you can try these home remedies for bronchitis.
If you’ve recently decided to quit smoking – congratulations! It is wonderful that you have finally made the decision to improve your health. Unfortunately, the signs that you were a smoker linger for some time after you quit. Tar and nicotine can stain your teeth, have an effect on your skin and even damage your hair. Keep reading for some simple ways to counteract the toll smoking has taken on your “outer” physical self.
If you suffer from lung cancer, or know someone who does, you’re well aware what a painful and life-changing disease it is. And you’re not alone. Over 170,000 Americans are diagnosed with lung cancer every year. But while lung cancer is the number one cause of cancer deaths in the United States, there is hope for recovery. Let’s take a look at lung cancer – from diagnosis to treatment, and beyond.
You know that air pollution and smog is bad for the environment and partly responsible for the disappearing ozone layer, but did you also know that it can be bad for your health? There is a growing amount of evidence that air pollution and smog have many effects on the human body that were not suspected until recently. One such effect is an increased risk for blood clots. Keep reading for more information on this dangerous – and even deadly – connection.
Asthma attacks can be serious and scary. It is very important to reduce asthma triggers to help reduce the occurrence of asthma attacks. Learn the secret to reducing the risk of asthma attacks naturally!
If you’ve got a smoking or tobacco addiction, you probably already know that giving up nicotine is one of the most beneficial things that you can do for your health -- both immediately and over the long term. Unfortunately, it's also one of the most difficult things to do. The addictive nature of nicotine makes giving up cigarettes and chewing tobacco seem impossible. But not all hope is lost for those who want to quit smoking. If you’re ready to give quitting a try, take a moment and check out the following stop-smoking tips.
It’s no secret that smoking cigarettes is a dangerous health habit. Even the tobacco industry has owned up to the claim that cigarettes are hazardous to your health. But it now looks like that same industry is working “under the radar” to target (and make money off) a new, younger audience with menthol cigarettes. This “type” of cigarette has become popular with teenagers and now the tobacco industry is being investigated as to the idea that it is taking full advantage of this trend. Let’s take a look . . .
If you suffer from asthma, you may rely on prescription medication to lessen your symptoms. But there’s one particular drug out there that may actually make your asthma worse! The asthma drug, Accolate (zafirlukast), shows benefits for the first five weeks, and then becomes ineffective. Within seven weeks, the drug becomes completely ineffective and asthma symptoms worsen upon withdrawal of the drug. Keep reading for more details on this important discovery.
If you smoke or chew tobacco, then you probably already know how difficult it can be to stop. Perhaps you’ve tried quitting in the past, only to return to your old habit after a few weeks, or days. Or, maybe you were smoke-free for years and started up again for one reason or another. Well, have no fear . . . several new medications and other options have come along that can help you break your nicotine habit – and for good this time! Let’s take a look . . .
Have you ever had such a bad case of the hiccups that you physically hurt? Hiccups are never fun, but in addition to the social discomfort hiccups can cause, they can often be physically painful at times. What causes hiccups? And is there any sure-fire way to get them to stop? Can hiccups be prevented? The answers to those questions and more can be found in the following article.