Millions of people suffer from Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) every year – with women being more susceptible than men to get this common bacterial infection. Studies indicate that up to one-third of women will suffer from a UTI before the age of 24.
UTI Symptom Checker
Infection occurs when bacteria travels up the urethra and enters the bladder. Although most cases in adults can be quickly treated with the right medication – if left unchecked, the infection can spread to the kidneys and potentially affect kidney function.
Symptoms of UTIs vary from person to person, but will commonly include some or all of the following:
Three students from Washington DC, Bria Snell, India Skinner and Mikayla Sharrieff, collectively known as S3 Trio, have been named as the only East Coast finalists in the NASA “OPSPARC” Challenge for coming up with an innovative way of cleaning up lead-contaminated drinking water.
S3 Trio at Work
The all-female team identified that water from public school fountains often contained impurities, putting the health of students at risk.
“Our product will purify public school systems’ water by detecting impurities such as chlorine, copper, and bromine.” ~ S3 Trio
The dynamic 11th graders opted for a community project, working on the serious health issues posed …
Unless we have a specific reason to do so, many of us don’t think too much about the health of our kidneys. After all, if we’re in good health, then we can just assume that they’re happy enough getting on with the job of…of… actually, what do kidneys do exactly?
We know they filter stuff out, but what? And how? More importantly, how can we help them to do it better and more efficiently?
Bean There, Done That
Well, kidneys are incredibly sophisticated things. Bean-shaped and around the size of an adult fist, our kidneys play a vital role in keeping us healthy.
The Goldman Environmental Prize is awarded to a small handful of people from around the world in recognition of their grassroots environmental activism.
Selected by an international jury, this year’s seven winners came from places as diverse as Vietnam, Colombia, South Africa…and Flint, Michigan.
A Short History of Environmental Heroism
Just after Flint officials notoriously switched the city water source in April 2014 to save money, LeeAnne Walters started to become concerned that the water she and her four children were drinking was harmful.
She was, of course, right, but proving it was a struggle. State authorities didn’t want to listen and LeeAnne worked tirelessly with the EPA and Marc Edwards, a …
So, we learned that applying Tyent ionized hydrogen water to your skin helps to turn back the clock. This revelation means you can ditch the expensive anti-aging creams and stay looking youthful the natural way!
But how about inside your body? We can see the effect of aging on our skin, but we can’t see how it affects our bodies. Plenty of people will vouch for the fact that you can feel it though! Age is blamed for aches, pains, lethargy and a host of other ailments that somehow seem to creep up on us.
Change Your Water, Change Your Life
This is where drinking Tyent Water can really make the kind of difference that changes your …
Back in 2016, French multinational corporation Saint-Gobain ‘fessed up to releasing carcinogenic chemicals from its premises in Merrimack, New Hampshire, causing private wells in the area to become contaminated though the local groundwater.
Bottled Water Hand-Out
Following the spill, bottled water was provided to residents with a private well within a one-mile radius of the plant, which meant supplying around 400 properties with bottled water.
The state gave Saint-Gobain strict deadlines to fix the problem, requiring the 350-year old corporation to conceive, design and install a water treatment solution to clean up the contamination.
A Satisfactory Solution?
Flash forward to March 2018, and state officials have reached “a monumental agreement” to ensure that …
Free Radicals might sound like the kind of band name you and your buddy, that guy with the keyboard and the bad perm, might have chosen back in the 80’s.
It’s true to say that free radicals sound a lot cooler than they really are. Existing virtually everywhere in the modern world, free radicals are impossible to avoid. To labor the 80’s band theme again, like an aging rock star who has lived a wild and toxic life on the road: free radicals are unstable, slightly unhinged molecules trying to hook up with a nice, calming electron to stabilize them and settle down with.
Most of us know how it feels to become temporarily thirsty, and then slaking that thirst with a long, cool drink that restores our bodies to a healthily hydrated state again. This common type of dehydration is known as temporary dehydration.
Thirst Doesn’t Come First
It’s worth noting that although we’re sometimes guilty of waiting until we feel thirsty to drink, thirst isn’t one of the early warning signs of dehydration. By the time we feel thirsty, our bodies are already experiencing other signs of dehydration, such as needing to urinate less and having a dry or sticky mouth.
Chronic dehydration is more serious. Known to occur as a result …
Look, don’t shoot the messenger, but there’s something else to worry about in America’s water.
Bosses at coal-burning power plants country-wide are required to file reports with the Environmental Protection Agency this month, looking into the toxins that are being released into groundwater from vast, unlined “ponds” containing coal ash and debris.
“Coal ash ponds need to be addressed as potential environmental and human health issues.”
~ Avner Vengosh, Professor of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Duke University
Coal Ash Court Cases
130 million tons of coal ash is produced each year. Arsenic, Chromium-6, mercury and radium are just a few of the dangerous substances potentially leaching into the water supply. And …