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‘Stop Using Mobile Phones At Night’ – Experts Warn

The expert was speaking on the sidelines of this year’s World Glaucoma Week (WGW) commemorated from March 12 to March 18, with the theme: “Beat Invisible Glaucoma”.

Charles said those who spent long periods of time on these devices and also computers should ensure they took breaks away from the devices and gadgets in order to protect the eyes from damage caused by excessive exposure to light.

“Working long hours on the computer can affect the eyes and vision. This can trigger a negative reaction to the eyes and cause headache, loss of concentration and ultimately predisposes one to develop Computer Visual Syndrome.

“If this continues on a long-term basis, it can lead to permanent damage to the eyes.

“Therefore, one should make efforts to wear protective eye glasses or use a computer screen so that the level of direct light to the eyes is reduced.

“When you work on the computer screen for long periods you should try to take a break from your work once in a while.

“From 20 seconds to about 20 minutes try to look at least 20 feet away and that way you break the continuous exposure of the light to your eyes which can result in damage to the element of vision.”

He also cautioned the public, especially those predisposed to or at risk of developing eye diseases against excessive consumption of alcohol.

Charles said consuming alcohol in excess quantity could affect the nerves of the eyes increasing the chances of damage to one’s vision.

The expert, who described alcohol as a depressant, said the substance once consumed overtime gave a feeling of euphoria and subsequently affected one’s thinking and coordination.

Charles said alcohol could only give such feeling to an individual because it worked through the nerves, adding that any substance that worked using the nerves could affect vision.

“For someone who already has a biological predisposition to glaucoma, taking alcohol or any other substance that can affect your nerves, thereby accelerating damage to the nerve of vision.

“Another thing to consider is the quantity of alcohol consumed by an individual and the level of concentration of this alcohol.

“Drug and substance abuse also have negative effects on the eyes; activities such as direct gaze at the sun can expose one to ultra-violent radiation.

“When moving outdoors, you should wear protective eye shade or a face cap to protect your eyes from this radiation because it can cause external growth within the eyes and can serve as a trigger for vision impairment.”

He listed other activities that could directly affect the eyes to include welding, adding that the iron particles caused direct trauma to the eyes.

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What To Do When You Have A Stomach Ache

Stomach Ache

When an individual experience an upset or ache in the stomach, there will be a feeling of pain and discomfort in the abdomen.

Causes of stomach aches differ and the treatment for the aches depends on the cause. Also, the pain can either be mild or severe which also depends on the cause.

However, there are a number of natural; and home remedies that one can use in treating the ache or relieve an individual of the pain.

It is also necessary that we know certain factors that can cause stomach aches so that we would be able to treat it adequately.

Causes of stomach pain include;

  • Indigestion
  • Irritable bowel
  • Overeating
  • Stomach ulcers
  • Appendicitis
  • Allergic reactions to foods

 

Food poisoning ( eating uncooked or spoilt food), etc.
Also, everyone experience a stomach ache at one point of their life or the other. And since we already know that there are many reasons that may cause the ache, then, treating it is next.

Some people might also be wondering that what can they do when they are experiencing pain in their stomach. It is simple, the following are simple home remedies for stomach ache;

1. Ginger

Ginger is a natural spice that contains many antioxidants as well as antiinflammatory properties. It ca help us cure nausea and it is an effective treatment for stomach upset.

You can consume ginger in different forms such as in beverages, by chewing it raw, in powder form, etc.

2. Honey

Honey is natural and it can help us to subdue pain in the stomach. You can take honey to help you relieve stomach pain.

3. Lemon water
You can also make use of lemon water to treat a stomach ache.

4. Apple cider vinegar

Drinking apple cider vinegar is also another effective measure to combat stomach ache or to relieve pain from gastric reflux.

Whenever you are experiencing stomach pain, you could take apple cider vinegar to relieve you of the pain.

5. Chamomile tea

Also, a cup of chamomile tea can help with the relaxation of the stomach muscles. It can also help to ease the pain of an upset stomach by acting as an anti-inflammatory agent.

 

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6 Amazing Reasons Why You Should Drink Water Often

You must have heard it countless time that you should drink water often. Here are some reasons why you should really take water more often:

1. Muscle fuel

Exercising generally causes your muscles to lose water. When these muscles don’t have enough water, you get tired easily. So, if you really want to make those rounds of exercise, try drinking water.

2. Kidney function

 

 

The kidneys process 200 quarts of blood in a day. It is used to transport urine to the bladder and also get out waste from our body. The kidneys need water to get what we don’t need out of our body system.

3. Hangover Help

Taking a glass of water or more just before sleeping will make you feel better when you wake up. Alcohol dehydrates your body of fluids. To prevent massive stomach- writhing and head-pounding pain, you should replace the fluids and you will feel better.

 

4. Pain Prevention

Your aching joints, muscle cramps, and strains will go away when you drink water. Your joints are like hinges where two bones meet. A special liquid called synovial liquid fills the space between bones and provides food to the cartilage and joint. A healthy joint is able to move without pain.

5. Calorie control

Apart from the kind of foods you eat, your calorie is well controlled by drinking water. Studies have shown that there is a connection between water consumption and losing weight. This means that when you drink water often, you also lose some few pounds. The simple reason behind this is that water makes you feel full, and as a result reduce your consumption of foods.

6. Fluid balance

About 60 percent of the body is made of water. Drinking water maintains the body’s fluid. Helps the metabolism process to go on smooth. It also regulates your body temperature and helps nutrients transport in the body.

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Lady Gaga Sends Her Support To “Warrior Princess” Selena Gomez After Singers Open Up About Health Issues

Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez continues to receive support from fans after going public with her Lupus recovery.

Shortly after the “Come and Get It” singer revealed on Instagram that she had received a kidney transplant, friend Lady Gaga decided to express her support on social media.

“Prayers & love to @selenagomez you are a warrior princess,” she wrote on Twitter Friday evening. “What an inspiration.”

That sentiment echoes many Selenators who were surprised to learn the singer had been out of the spotlight for much of the summer because of health struggles.

“I found out I needed to get a kidney transplant due to my Lupus and was recovering. It was what I needed to do for my overall health. I honestly look forward to sharing with you, soon my journey through these past several months as I have always wanted to do with you,” Selena shared with her followers. “There aren’t words to describe how I can possibly thank my beautiful friend Francia Raisa. She gave me the ultimate gift and sacrifice by donating her kidney to me. I am incredibly blessed.”

As Selena continues her own recovery, Lady Gaga is overcoming health struggles as well.

Earlier this week, the “Born This Way” singer announced on Twitter that she had to cancel her Rock in Rio performance under doctor’s orders.

“I was taken to the hospital its not simply hip pain or wear & tear from tour, I’m in severe pain,” she wrote on Twitter. “I’m in good hands w/ the very best doctors.”

By speaking out, Selena and Lady Gaga have already helped others. E! News has learned that donations to LupusResearch.org have “soared.”

In fact, the group’s president confirmed that her appeals have raised almost $500,000 for research funded by the Lupus Research Alliance.

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8 Tips To Make Your Weekend Great

Weekend

A lot of people are always expectant of weekends because weekends serve as days to break away from the stressful routines of the week.

These days are days when people get to have time for themselves after the busy schedules of the week.

Although for some people this is not so, they are busy days for some people depending on their job type.

However, regardless of the type of jobs we do, it is essential that we always create time for ourselves, a time to rest and a time to be free from our busy schedules.

Here are some tips to have an enjoyable weekend;

1. Do not have a backlog of work from the week.

A backlog is an accumulation or builds up of unfinished works, this will affect your plans for the weekend. Try to finish up your job for the week and leave no job undone so that it will not interfere with your weekend.

When you have a carry-over of incomplete works, you will not be able to carry out other activities during the weekend.

2. Create a schedule

This is important, draw a plan of activities that you will do during the weekend. Your list should not be too long, just plan those that you can achieve.

3. Create time to rest, a time that is suitable for you. Rest is essential, relax your nerves and relieve yourself of the stress you encounter during the eat.

4. Also, eat a good meal, stay away from junks, rather, eat a balanced diet that will energize you. Eat a lot of fruits and vegetables too.

5. Also, you should exercise your body.

6. Go for fun trips, visit places that you’ve always wanted to visit. Also, go to relaxation centers.

7. Visit family and friends.

8. You can also take a walk around your community or neighborhood.

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Kim Kardashian Responds To Invasive Reports About Surrogacy

Kim Kardashianim Kardashian has made her first comments on reports that she and Kanye West are expecting a baby via a surrogate

It was reported earlier last week that the Keeping Up with the Kardashians reality star and her rapper husband were due to have baby number three in January via a surrogate.

Kim has previously revealed she can’t carry another child after suffering placenta accreta, a potentially life-threatening condition in which the placenta grows into the muscle of the uterus, while she was expecting daughter North, four, and son Saint, 20 months, and that she is keen to expand their family at some point in the future.

“I’ve definitely seen a lot of things, we’ve never confirmed anything,” she said vaguely about the rumours.

“So, I think when we’re ready to talk about it we will,” she added.

“I think it’s super invasive when people are just…So many details out there, and like I’ve never heard this, I’ve never heard this. Like whatever.”

“We have not confirmed it, and that’s that. I’ll let you know when,” she said, hinting that the pregnancy is still in its early stages and it’s too early to talk about.

The unnamed woman who is reportedly carrying their child has been described as an experienced surrogate and according to TMZ.com an insider familiar with the pregnancy has revealed the news that the couple are expecting a baby girl.

Kim’s mum Kris Jenner and her sister Khloé both reportedly offered to suffer as a surrogate when Kim expressed she wanted more children.

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Serena Williams Shares First Photo And Name Of Her Baby Girl

Serena Williams

Serena Williams and her fiance, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, have revealed the first photos and the name of their newborn baby daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian, Jr.

The 35-year old tennis legend posted a photo of Alexis Jr. on her official instagram account and shared a link to a Youtube video uploaded by her fiance, which gives even more details into the birth of their baby girl. According to the video, Serena says there were “a lot of complications” at the hospital that required them to stay there for 6 or 7 days.

“So we’re leaving the hospital after six, seven days,” Serena says in a clip debuting her daughter.

“It’s been a long time, but we had a lot of complications, but look who we got — we got a baby girl!”

Serena says their baby girl weighed 6 lbs 14 ounces when she was born on September 1st at St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. And she has already credited Alexis Jr. with winning a Grand Slam title, since Serena was pregnant when she won the Australian Open back in January.

 

During a late-night talk show appearance last month, Alexis Ohanion said,

“[Serena] won the Australian Open while pregnant. And she remarked that she feels like it has to be a girl because everything that that baby went through and handled like a champ, only a woman could be strong enough to take on.”

You can check out the video, as well as the Instagram posts below.

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Dangers Of Cleaning Your Ear With Cotton Swabs

Cotton Swabs

Ear hygiene is important, it is necessary that we clean our ears to avoid the buildup of wax in the ear which can, in turn, lead to ear blockage.

However, there are many methods that we can use to clean the ear, to get rid of the excess wax in your ears, you need the help of a cleaning material such as cotton bud.

Also, in the bid to ensure the cleanliness of the ears, it is essential that we do it the right way. Do not insert sharp objects into your ear so that it will not undergo damage.

Some people make use of hair pins, tweezers, pens and pencils, straws, paper clips and even toys in cleaning their ears but all these are not really good for the ears.

 

Do not use pins, needles, and other harmful material to clean the ear. The best material to use is a cotton swab. However, one needs to be careful with its use because there are also certain dangers that are attached to its use.

A cotton swab is a small piece of absorbent material that we can use to clean the ears. We can also use it to clean wounds or take samples of body fluids.

Although, using a cotton swab ensures the neatness of the ear and helps us to avoid the buildup of earwax, also, they seem harmless. But it also has some bad sides.

The dangers of using cotton swabs in cleaning the ears include the following;

1. Using cotton swabs can be dangerous to the ears, especially if it is not used properly. It could also cause hearing loss or a cause a damage to the ear canal or eardrum.

2. Also, a cotton swab can drive earwax up against the eardrum and this is actually dangerous. This can rupture the eardrum or can cause an impaction that will lead to hearing loss.

3. Also, when you remove earwax constantly, it can cause dryness to the ear.

4. It can also cause hearing loss.

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HOW MUCH WATER DO HUMANS NEED TO SURVIVE’

Humans can live for weeks and sometimes months without food. Going without water, however, is a different story…

Two-thirds of the human body (by weight) consists of water. Humans need water for circulation, respiration, and converting food to energy. After oxygen, water is the body’s most important nutrient. Quite simply, you need water to live.

Your body loses water constantly through sweat, urine, and even breathing. You must replace the water your body loses for your organs to continue to work properly. Dehydration occurs when your body doesn’t have enough water, because you’re losing more water than you’re taking in.

In extreme heat, an adult can lose almost 1.5 litres of water through sweat alone. Without water, dehydration can set in within an hour in severe heat. The combination of physical overexertion and extreme heat, without water, can lead to death in as little as several hours.

Surprisingly, it’s also easy to become dehydrated in very cold environments. Since cold air cannot hold much moisture, it dehydrates your body with every breath you take. Even if you aren’t sweating, you still need to replenish fluids even in cold weather.

So how long can you survive without water? Humans in average shape and perfect conditions (not too hot or cold) can probably live for three to five days without any water if they’re not physically exerting themselves. Healthier people can live a day or so longer, while those who are unhealthy or exposed to particularly hot or cold weather may not survive as long.

To stay healthy, you need to continually replenish your fluid supply. Experts recommend drinking approximately eight glasses of water each day. Of course, if you live in an extremely hot or cold area, or if you exercise a lot, you may need to drink 3 litres or more of water every day.

If you love animals, you may already know that camels are famous for being able to go long periods of time, in the desert heat, without drinking. Camels in the Sahara Desert have been known to survive six months or more without drinking during the winter. In the extreme heat of a desert summer, they can still go five to ten days without drinking.

So how do they do it? Some people believe it’s because they store water in the humps on their back, but that’s not true. Their humps are filled with fat, which allows them to go a long time without food.

Camels can go a long time without drinking because their internal body temperature can vary much more than a human’s, which allows them to withstand high temperatures without needing to sweat to cool their bodies. Camels also have specially-shaped elliptical blood cells, which promote blood flow and don’t allow blood volume to drop when fluid levels drop. These factors allow them to survive in harsh desert climates without water for days at a time.

And then we waste water as if there is NO tomorrow!

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