Saturday, March 20, 2010

Science of Alcohol

The number of individuals who drink alcohol is on the rise. Not only the rising inclination worries the nation, the worse news is that, the rise of the numbers concerns with the young ones. These days, more and more youngsters begin to give alcohol a try, and what is more, they think it is cool by drinking a glass or two with their fellow peers.

Among these peers, what makes people worrying the most, is that girls are often being tempted to get indulged in these alcoholic beverages more than the guys, due to certain undefined reasons. Peer pressure, perhaps? But we are not talking about the statistics of which gender enjoys drinking the most, but today we are focusing on the females who drink.

Girls who drink alcohol, should be remain cautious all the time. Why? There are certain reasons to worry about:

Firstly, girls appear to be relatively light-weighted compare to the boys, which means, when drinking the same amount of alcohol as the boys do, the blood alcohol level of the girls will rise in a quicker manner compare to the boys, and so, the girls might experience a longer intoxicated period. With the same reason, the girls might get alcohol poisoning so much easier because by just drinking relatively small amount of alcohol, it could already spell troubles for them.

Secondly, girls have less water than boys do. In a girl's body, there is slightly higher proportion of fats than lean muscle tissues. Also because of this, alcohol gets intoxicated pretty much easier in girls because alcohol gets concentrated easily when the water content is lower.

Apart from that, girls appear to have lesser enzymes to break down alcohol. Alcohol dehydrogenases, for example, is one of the seven enzymes that break alcohol down and eventually processed by the body. Since girls have fewer amount of them, it does not appear to be any easier for them to metabolize the alcohol consumed.

So, what is the good things to drink then? To top it all, boys won't like girls who drink, don't you think? But milk-drinking is completely a different case, especially high quality milk such as GT&F Milk which provides various benefits to your body.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Self-treatment on Nasal

Seasonal flu is always being treated as an inevitable illness or symptoms to certain people, especially for those who are allergic to pollens and dusts, and those who experience acute sinus problems all their lives. To make things worse, recent days have been filled with intimidating news such as bird flu, the infamous SARS, as well as the most recent cases of H1N1.

All these diseases and news which revolve around in our lives, are all connected or can be assumed as if started with one common word, which is "flu". Thus, it is essential if we could eradicate the first symptom before it spreads further and develop into something uglier and could harm us in long term.

For ages, common cold and flu (influenza) has been regarded as an illness which does not have its real treatment, for its viruses keep evolving, and hence there are no specific treatments or medicinal products which could really curb its existence.

Recently, one study found that people were more likely to return work sooner after using some nose washes. In other words, there were people, after applying a spray or spout of salt water to their nose (in a washing manner), certain beneficial effects were observed.

In Indian subcontinent, saltwater washes have long been regarded as a normal practice. Saline nasal washes, are claimed to be able to wash out all the unnecessary mucus or any other infectious materials out from your nose; which in turn strengthen the nose's own filtration system. Though such result has not been proven scientifically, but numerous researchers have been looking deeply into this matter.