A filter press is a device that is used to filter, or clean, wastewater produced by industrial sources or residential uses. The purpose of the filter press is to produce water as an end product that can be reused by the original consumer. The wastewater will typically contain elements...
The majority of American drivers wear seat belts, as do their front-seat passengers. However, a significant number of drivers continue to risk injury and death by not wearing one. Why is this? The Motor Vehicle Occupant Safety Survey (MVOSS) describes a range of reasons given for non-use of seat bel
A heating system warms the interior of a building, a cooling system lowers the temperature of the room by extracting excess inside heat and depositing it outside. Traditional home heating and cooling systems are not cost-effective and deplete natural resources (e.g., fossil fuels). Green heating and
Rosewater has become well known for its versatility.red roses with water effect image by MAXFX from Fotolia.comRosewater, also known as "rose hydrosol," is used extensively for its wide range of properties, including flavoring, aromatic, therapeutic and ceremonial. It was also used by...
Fossil fuels, which come from decomposition of dead organisms under ground, are finite resources that serve as the primary energy source for much of the world. Fossil fuels have become a controversial due to their environmental effects and concerns about society's overreliance on them, and the quest
In Australia, the drug Norspan (brand name for buprenorphine) is a narcotic analgesic commonly prescribed by doctors. Norspan is a transdermal patch that you apply to your skin for a gradual release of pain-relieving medication over several hours. Despite its effectiveness, Norspan is not for everyo
Depression is not just sadness but a very serious mental condition. Nearly 20 million adults are diagnosed with depression every year. Symptoms of depression include overwhelming sadness, suicidal thoughts, feelings of worthlessness, extreme fatigue, insomnia and/or too much sleep, loss of appetite
Neem has many agricultural and medical uses.neem image by fotomagic from Fotolia.comDuke University graduate student Kelli Mineard assessed studies of the neem tree and concluded that it is a promising resource for agriculture and medicine. All the neem tree's parts---bark, wood, leaves,...
A stuffy nose can interfere with your ability to breathe and get oxygen, distort your voice, and can be uncomfortable. Essential oils are a relatively inexpensive, all-natural way to quickly relieve a stuffy nose; avoiding the use of pharmaceutical nose sprays or decongestants. Essential oil recipes
In many instances, the growing of mold is considered a bad thing. Mold that grows in homes, air ducts and water pipes can cause illnesses, such as asthma, sinus infections and even emphysema. Mold that grows on surfaces, such as drywall or wood beams, can damage the structure as well as cause illnes
Acai berries are considered one of the most healthiest food sources because the berries have the highest concentration of antioxidants in the world. Acai berries are also rich in essential fatty acids, vitamins, minerals and fiber. The anti-aging and cleansing properties of acai make these small pu
Feeling plugged up can be very uncomfortable, like you want to "pop" your ear to relieve pressure in the ear but can't. There are many causes for this feeling, and the cure depends on the cause. Typically this feeling can be relieved most of the time with a simple home remedy.
High blood pressure restricts blood flow and can lead to many adverse health conditions. A normal high blood pressure reading is considered to be at or under 120/80 mm Hg; a high blood pressure reading is considered as being over 140/90 mm Hg. People who have high blood pressure are strongly urged t
King crab, caught in cold North Atlantic waters off the coasts of Alaska, Canada, Japan and Russia, is considered one of the most tasty varieties of crab in the world. There are three varieties: red king crab, blue king crab and golden king crab. Only the legs and claws of the king crab are edible.
Apple trees typically need a fair amount of protection from pests. Insects, for instance, find the fruit of a ripening apple very appealing, which is why picked apples always need to be inspected for worms and other insects before eaten. However, this makes the challenge of growing apples organicall
Light boxes have become popular as a form of treatment for Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a depression-like disorder that impacts people in areas that experience colder, darker periods of winter. Exposure to light for thirty minutes a day has shown to help combat the feelings of sluggishness and
If you're starting a low-carbohydrate diet such as Atkins, South Beach or Protein Power, you need to be aware of all the delicious foods you will have to choose from while following your plan. Many foods are low in carbohydrates, so you need never get bored with your food choices if you keep your ki
Physicians or nurses use a gait belt to assist them in moving an impaired patient from one place to another. Additionally it is a physical device used in therapy to help a patient walk. Despite its simplicity, there are several tips to follow when using a gait belt with a patient.
The aloe vera plant is also referred to as "the miracle plant," because of its remarkable curative properties. The transparent gel contained in the pulp of its spiked leaves has been widely used for centuries to treat a number of skin and digestive conditions. Read on to learn more about the health