Did you know the highest number of people being struck by lightning occurs in the summer? A lightning strike has the temperature of 50,000 degrees Fahrenheit which is hotter than the surface of the Sun, but fortunately most people who are hit by lightning survive. Less than 10% die each year from a lightning strike, still approximately 58 people do. Even though most don’t die when struck by lightning, they do deal with severe and long term effects.
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When researchers presented sleeping volunteers with odors of rotten eggs or roses, the subjects who smelled rotten eggs reported more bad dreams while the subjects who smelled roses reported more good dreams. Researchers speculate that odors have a stronger effect on dream emotions than other external stimuli because the sense of smell is linked directly to parts of the brain associated with dreaming.
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Due to the threat to public health and safety that completely online basic first aid and CPR training represents, ASHI (as well as the National Safety Council) has made every effort to publicize this important interpretation letter. Recently, this effort was significantly enhanced when OSHA finally published the letter on their public website this month. Now anyone, anywhere, who wonders whether or not completely online “certification” in basic first aid and CPR is an acceptable practice for meeting OSHA regulations will have direct access to the unequivocal answer; “No”.
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TIA or Transient Ischemic Attack can be described as a mini-stroke. While a TIA does not necessarily cause serious damage to the brain, it is a serious “brain attack”. TIA’s look just like a regular stroke except that the symptoms disappear in less than 24 hours and many times the symptoms last less than an 1 hour.
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Researchers in a recent study, compared the volume of chocolate consumed by each nation and compared it to the number of Nobel Prize winners. Surprisingly a strong correlation existed between the amount of chocolate each country consumed and the number of Nobel Prize winners. The more chocolate a nation ate, the more Noble Prize winners.
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For the young, and the young at heart, Halloween is an exciting holiday filled with parties, candy, scary costumes, and other great memory making experiences. To ensure a most Happy Halloween, Richmond Training Concepts has put together some easy tips and “tricks” to keep your little monsters safe during any Halloween festivities!
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Researchers found that the high acidity levels of most of sports and energy drinks essentially bathed the teeth in a bath of acid. After just 5 days of testing, they found signs of erosion and irreversible enamel damage. Tooth enamel is not regenerated and once lost it is gone forever. With more than 62% of teens consuming at least 1 of these drinks each day, dentists are finding an increase in decay and fillings for their patients.
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On average, women uses about 12 beauty products each day. Researchers estimate that in these beauty products there are approximately 120 chemicals present. Some chemicals are good and will cause no harm with their use. While others can be detrimental and increase health problems. Unknowingly many of the products you use every day contain chemicals that have been proven to be carcinogens.
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Did you order a side of Salmonella? According to a recent ESPN report, several food concession vendors at major ballparks and arenas throughout the US, received at least one or more major health violations. Improper food care or unsanitary conditions can lead to outbreaks of food-borne illness. Several health inspectors reported slime in the ice machines, food stored at unsafe temperatures and cockroaches in the soda dispensers.
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Hyperventilation may have several names such as, rapid deep breathing, over-breathing, excessive breathing or fast deep breathing, but in the end it simply means to breath more than necessary. When you breathe you inhale oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide. Excessive breathing may lead to lower levels of carbon dioxide in your blood. This imbalance in the blood can cause hyperventilation syndrome. Though in most cases it is not life threatening, it can be very scary which leads to increased anxiety, which makes the situation worse.
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