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Love the sun

...h ultraviolet B as light skin, and people who wear clothing that covers all their skin are not exposed to the sun. Of the 82 women screened, 66 (80 per cent) recorded vitamin D levels below the ideal level. Women who were both dark-skinned and consistently covered (including head, arms and neck at all time...

Dangers of heat

... free beverages such as water and fruit juice,wear clothing that is light in colour and loose fitting ,avoid the outdoors during extreme heat,stay out of the sun,eliminate strenuous activity.Some experts also believe it is a good idea to cut down on the amount of proteins that you eat during a heatwave, as th...

Gas Masks Don't Always Fit an Emergency

...hing time. First responders also wear impermeable clothing designed to protect from agents that penetrate the skin. The second-most protective masks are those that fit either over the full face or over half the face and contain filters. These masks can protect against breathing in most gases and biological...

Outdoor cold is a health hazard

... countries, with milder weather, people often wear clothing that's not really protective against the cold. The message is clear - if you plan to be out and about this winter, wear plenty of warm layers and cover your head to protect your circulation....

Harm to the chest can be destructive

...ffle. The study makes a case for better protective clothing in sports where the chest is exposed, and for more widespread availability of resuscitation equipment in sports facilities....

Healthcare Professionals Might Want To Rethink Their Dress Code

...tep further and investigate the likelihood of this clothing accessory transferring infection to patients....

Clothes may provide better protection against sun-related skin problems in children

...re exists a negative correlation between amount of clothing worn and the number of skin moles develops when exposed to sun. However they also feel that more research is required to confirm their preliminary findings that clothes are more important factor in protection from harmful effects of the sun in childr...

New guidelines for dealing with post traumatic stress disorder

...ICE had emphasized that apart from providing food, clothing shelter to these traumatized people it is also important to give them psychological care to help them rebuild their lives. The guidelines suggested by NICE says that every disaster is different in terms of what it destroys and how it affects people...

Study Warns About The Use Of Popular Asthma Drug To Stop Children's Coughs

...u. Take a puff from the inhaler Loosen any tight clothing and sit-up. Open the windows of the room if room is warm and humid. If no immediate improvement felt during an attack, continue to take one puff of inhaler every minute for 3 to 5 minutes or until symptoms improve. If your symptoms do not improve...

Prevention And Timely Medical Care Can Help With Bug Bites

...t it. For infants, it is best to protect them with clothing or mosquito netting. Repellents containing citronella or soybean oil are generally considered safe, but may not be as effective, points out the investigators. Source: Newswise...

For West Nile Virus: Prevention Is The Watchword

...uitoes and ticks are plentiful, wearing protective clothing and applying insect repellents, particularly those containing DEET. Based on that study and other research, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, along with the American Academy of Pediatrics, have recommended DEET-based repellents...

Novel antibiotic dressing developed for improved wound healing

... uses of the coating would be designing of special clothing for soldiers in the field who often don't have time to change or shower, manufacturing of hospital gowns and bedding to prevent spread of bugs....

Kirin Develops a Cure for Bird Flu

... <br.Hence this fabric could be used for mask, clothing by health care officials and other people who are required to work closely with the deadly virus. This fabric can also be used in poultry farms to prevent the spread of infection from one bird to another. This has raised the price of his shares in ...

Malaria Warnings On The Rise in UK

...ito bites by wearing insect repellent and cover-up clothing and sleep under an insecticide-treated net in conjunction with taking anti-malarial medication to ensuring they adequately protect themselves against the disease."...

People Need To Be More Guarded Against Skin Cancer

...nglasses, a hat, applying sun cream and protective clothing are necessary for guarding against skin cancer. Most people wear hats only when the heat of the sun becomes unbearable. There are a large number of melanoma cases in Queensland, where a skin cancer case is diagnosed once in every seven minutes. Sun...

Officials In Turkey Confirm Deaths Due To Bird Flu

...ls to prevent the spread of bird flu. Protective clothing was given to officials and was employed to check the extent of damage among the birds. Around 200 poultry have been culled in Yalim Erez District in the Eastern Turkey following the bird flu scare. Patients from Dogubayazit Township who were brou...

Scented Garments Hit The Market

... skin. In another process, algae are combined with clothing fibers, and when the clothing is worn, minerals, proteins and vitamins are released. It has also been proved that the human skin i...

Valentine Day Becoming Popular In India

... year, so this is my chance. I've spent heavily on clothing and music CD's for my boyfriend," said Asha Chauhan, a broadcast media executive who has spent around Rs.10,000 for the day. While the occasion has previously attracted attention from virulent fringes of rightwing groups that perceive Valentine's D...

Bio-Functional Garments That Could Revolutionize Fashion Industry

... skin. In another process, algae are combined with clothing fibres, and when the clothing is worn, minerals, proteins and vitamins are released. "It's been demonstrated that the substances...

Space suit technology to Protect Against Heat Strokes

The technology is behind the protective clothing to astronauts going to space and indulging in spac...is now forming as the basis to design// protective clothing for fire fighters and steel workers who need to work in extreme heat and dangerous circumstances. ...

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