HONEY and water might be a useful weapon against urine infections in hospital patients, say UK researchers. Patients often have a catheter fitted, either to drain urine stuck in the bladder or to monitor urine output. But these flexible tubes can harbour nasty bugs and cause infection.
Scientists at University of Southampton have shown in the lab that diluted honey stops some common bacteria from forming sticky, hard-to-remove layers on surfaces such as plastic. In theory, a honey solution might be useful for flushing urinary catheters to keep them clean while they remain in the bladder.
Too much sugar isn’t just bad for your teeth. It can harm your liver, too. The organ uses one type of sugar, called fructose, to make fat. Too much refined sugar and high-fructose corn syrup causes a fatty buildup that can lead to liver disease. Some studies show that sugar can be as damaging to the liver as alcohol, even if you’re not overweight. It’s one more reason to limit foods with added sugars, such as soda, pastries, and candy.
Toxic People: 25 Early Warning Signs to Watch Out For If you allow it, toxic people can do some real damage in your life. For a serious life detox, start with those people who are making you mentally unwell. There is no mistaking the meaning of what sometFriday, 09 September 2016 04:41
If you allow it, toxic people can do some real damage in your life. For a serious life detox, start with those people who are making you mentally unwell.
Why Do Strength Training?
BECAUSE you have diabetes, you know how important it is to control your blood sugar. Strength training helps. Simple moves done regularly can prompt your muscles to absorb more glucose. You'll also burn more calories, day and night, as you get stronger. Your mood, cholesterol levels, and blood pressure may improve, too.
Culprit: Social Media
WHETHER you are living with Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or just have trouble focusing from time to time, today's world is full of concentration killers. Psychologist Lucy Jo
ADMIT it -- brushing your teeth is so second-nature you barely think about it. But doing it right is key for a healthy mouth. It can help you avoid problems like cavities and gum disease.
Sharpen your skills with these easy-to-follow tips:
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PREGNANCY changes your life -- and your body.
You knew that your belly would expand, you'd feel more tired than usual, and you might throw up a few times as your pregnancy progressed. But you may not have expected some of the other physical changes.
. Unhealthy eating on the road linked with early signs of artery clogging, study says
THE typical “social business diet” -- heavy on red meats, sweet drinks, processed snacks and booze -- takes a toll on the heart, a new study finds.
THE Zika virus has been found in the sperm of an Italian man six months after his first symptoms, twice as long as in previously reported cases.