HEALTH

Should You Really Burn Open Wounds To Stop Bleeding?

Should You Really Burn Open Wounds To Stop Bleeding: Have you ever watched a movie where your favorite action hero takes a stab wound or loses a limb and decides to burn the open wound with fire to stop bleeding? Cauterization, sealing a wound with a red-hot instrument in an attempt to keep from bleeding to death, dates all the way back to 5th century BC and was widely popular in the middle ages to treat almost every wound, tumor and infection on medieval badasses. Before you play Rambo and choose to use this method, let’s talk about why it works and why you should probably never try it unless you find yourself bleeding to death in the middle of nowhere and there’s no other method of stopping the blood loss is working. When proteins in our skin and blood are exposed to extreme heat, they lose their original chemical structure, causing them to cease their normal cellular functions. The result is numerous abnormal characteristics – the two that help stop bleeding are the protein loss of solubility and the clustering together of what are known as hydrophobic proteins.
Have you ever watched a movie where your favorite action hero takes a stab wound or loses a limb and decides to burn the...

4 Reasons To Eat Eggs For Every Breakfast

4 Reasons To Eat Eggs For Every Breakfast: It’s pretty incredible how good eggs are for you. One of the most nutritious foods on the planet, eggs, offer multiple benefits to anyone who eats them. While eggs were not always thought of in such a healthy way, doctors and nutritionists have cracked, poached and scrambled those old-school ways of thinking. Eggs are well-known source of protein, they can help with weight-loss and increase muscle mass and lower blood pressure. They contain all the essential amino acids the human body needs. Eating eggs can also lower your risk of heart disease, stroke and other health problems. Why? Eggs are high in HDL cholesterol – that’s the good kind your body needs. A single egg contains more than half the recommended daily cholesterol intake. Eggs contain choline, a nutrient that’s used to build cell membranes and produce signaling molecules in the brain. Just one egg can contain more than 100 milligrams of choline, a significant fraction of the national academy of sciences recommended intake of 550 milligrams for men and 425 milligrams for women.
It’s pretty incredible how good eggs are for you. One of the most nutritious foods on the planet, eggs, offer multiple benefits to anyone...

9 Exercises For Getting The Sexiest Abs In 20 Days

9 Exercises For Getting The Sexiest Abs In 20 Days: You may burn fat and lose weight just by brisk walking or running but in order to have sexy abs or at least make a progress, you definitely need some exercises. Most of the exercises you find on the Internet have flaws because they always forget to include exercises for lower abs. The title says “20 days” but the number of days may increase or decrease depending on your lifestyle. Some people have faster metabolism and watch what they eat so they can make outstanding progress and get sexy abs less than 20 days but don’t blame me if you keep eating Burger King just after completing your exercises. Don’t forget to rest for 45 seconds between sets and 2 minutes between each exercise.
You may burn fat and lose weight just by brisk walking or running but in order to have sexy abs or at least make...

What Exactly Does Your Body Want During Winter?

What Exactly Does Your Body Want During Winter: We can’t go outside apparently but we can’t spend the whole day watching Netflix with sleepy eyes either. Besides, if the movie you are watching is boring, snacks will start calling you and you know what’s next. If we spend too much time at home without seeing the sun, we feel depressed, unhappy but unfortunately, this affects your appetite otherwise.
We can’t go outside apparently but we can’t spend the whole day watching Netflix with sleepy eyes either. Besides, if the movie you are...

How Social Media Is Making Us Depressed & What To Do...

How Social Media Is Making Us Depressed & What To Do About It: Social media is a modern boogieman, blamed for the downfall of community and propriety, our own sanity. Let me explain it to you with some science. In psychology and sociology, there’s been a bunch of discussion about how social networks like Facebook can contribute to what’s called the fear of mission out. It’s the anxiety many of us have – some more accurate than others – that we’re not living our best lives compared with our peers. We could be doing more things; connecting with more people, hugging more kittens, having more fun. And social networking sites are linked to an increased fear of missing out: We now have solid digital evidence when our friends don’t invite us to a dinner, or when they have a lovely moment (on a vacation or in a relationship) that we’ve never had. But how do we handle that anxiety and what does it mean for our overall self-esteem?
Social media is a modern boogieman, blamed for the downfall of community and propriety, our own sanity. Let me explain it to you with...

10 Herbal Teas You Should Be Drinking To Survive This Winter

10 Herbal Teas You Should Be Drinking To Survive This Winter: A sore throat is not only one of the most common illnesses in winter, it is also the most common symptom of many other serious diseases. Luckily, herbal teas can prevent most of these illnesses even if they can’t cure them. Yes – they can be used as preventative and can’t be used as medicine. They can’t save you once you get ill so be sure to drink the right herbal teas to boost your immune system. Drinking warm herbal teas eases sinuses and lungs. Moreover, some of those herbal teas can even cure fatigue, indigestion and cough. You can also use herbal teas to support treatment so unite the power of medicine with alternative medicine.
A sore throat is not only one of the most common illnesses in winter, it is also the most common symptom of many other...

Which Is Worse: Chewing Tobacco Or Smoking?

Which Is Worse Chewing Tobacco Or Smoking: It used to be the case that if you were trying to quit smoking cigarettes, some health advocates would recommend that you replace the habit with smokeless tobacco, since it removes the whole cancer-y combustion part of the equation and supposedly causes less cancer. But there’s tons of evidence that it does, in fact, cause cancer and hey, a study came out this year that not only points to a cancer risk from smokeless tobacco but also the very real risk of a horrible bacterial infection. So those health advocates might want to rethink their chosen careers.
Most of us know smoking tobacco can cause cancer but what if you chew it instead? Short Answer: Still terrible, don’t do it, unless you...

Sleep Like A Baby As An Adult: All The Secrets You...

Sleep Like A Baby As An Adult All The Secrets You Need To Know: Most sleep disorders can be detected while you are awake. If you don’t feel well even if you sleep 8 hours or more, you might be sleeping wrong. It is true that some scientist and even celebrities (yes, I am talking about Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson) can get away with 5-4 hours or less sleep a day even if they have to live a crazy busy life. However, some people feel exhausted and can’t find enough energy to get off the couch even if they sleep more than 7-8 hours a day. There are several things affecting our sleep but just like everything else, some of those factors are more dominant than the others. How long does it take you to fall asleep? Is it more than 20 minutes? There are two major reasons why you can’t fall asleep; physical and psychological. People with desk jobs can’t fully wear themselves out physically and what’s worse they tend to have more psychological problems than people with other professions. Apparently, when you sit all day in front of a computer, even the smallest details getting so annoying. If you can’t wear yourself out, what about a rough sex with your partner? If your partner says “I’m not in the mood” or you don’t have a partner at all, you know what to do…
Most sleep disorders can be detected while you are awake. If you don’t feel well even if you sleep 8 hours or more, you...

This 4-Week Diet Plan Will Keep Your Belly Flat This Winter

This 4-Week Diet Plan Will Keep Your Belly Flat This Winter: Even if you want to brisk walk and try to maintain an active lifestyle, bad weather may not allow you to do that – at least that’s the most common excuse. Some people don’t mind the weather, they just keep walking as always but some people – like me – may not have the immunity system to protect you from getting sick and it is kind of impossible to find free time to go to the gym as a working woman. So, our only option is to limit what we eat and eat wisely. Besides, we have to be patient for only 3 months and once weather gets back to normal and allows us to walk, we can bend or break some of those diet rules and get away with it just by walking 10 minutes more. Gizem Seber, the dietitian who created this 4-week diet plan, says “All you need to do is prefer foods with a low Glycemic Index (GI) score. These foods have a low impact on your blood sugar and don’t make you crave for more.” She also tells “Regular exercises are also vital” but let’s just skip that for now.
Even if you want to brisk walk and try to maintain an active lifestyle, bad weather may not allow you to do that –...

MIT Study Reveals The Disgusting Truth Behind Sneezing

MIT Study Reveals The Disgusting Truth Behind Sneezing: A recent MIT study used high-speed video to track vigorous sneeze and coughs allowing us to see them for what they really are, respiratory explosions. Stick around much longer than 60 seconds and you’ll be surrounded by a sneeze nebula. We’re talking about multi-phase, turbulent, buoyant clouds with suspended droplets of various sizes. In other words, a violent sneeze is a microscopic spray of spittle and phlegm issuing forth like a mushroom cloud, sometimes even reaching air vents at ceiling heights within minutes. The team at MIT created a sneeze fallout model – yes, FALLOUT as in radioactive materials raining down after a nuclear explosion. The model was based on 50 sneezes produced by two people over several days, showing the trajectory of respiratory fluids.
A recent MIT study used high-speed video to track vigorous sneeze and coughs allowing us to see them for what they really are, respiratory...