Latest Health News of October 2010

Latest Health News of October 2010

Recent Health News

Can Home Cooking Be Hazardous To Your Health?

Can Home Cooking Be Hazardous To Your Health?          Most of us seem to associate problems such as food poisoning and upset stomach with eating outdoors. The common belief is that food consumed at public places is far less hygienic and nutritious than the one cooked at home. You will be surprised to know that recent studies project a completely contrary scenario. All restaurants are required to pass certain health inspections to be reported as fit for functioning.

          The standards of such inspections are incredibly high and research reveals that our home kitchens are no where near the yardstick. A study conducted on the same standards at California's Los Angeles County highlights that while 61 percent of the home kitchens would obtain a grading of an A or B, a minimum of fourteen percent would rate below the passing cut off in contrast to 98 percent of the A or B scoring achieved by restaurants at Los Angeles County.More...



Flat Feet: A Problem Commonly Ignored

Flat Feet: A Problem Commonly Ignored          While many people may be completely oblivious to the repercussions of a flat foot, some choose to overlook the condition till it creates problems. Flat foot is a foot deformity in which the foot displays a low arch. Such a condition could either be an indication of a congenital abnormality or could result from damage or injury to the muscles and tendons of the foot. Medical supervision may be required in this condition on experiencing pain in the feet with prolonged standing, difficulty in standing on the toes, decreased capability of participation in sport activities, a foot ache in the heel or arch area with inflammation along the instep and occurrence of rheumatoid arthritis.

          As the problem advances, the patient complains of difficulty in walking, climbing stairs and even wearing shoes. A flat foot can be identified at home with a wet test, wherein the impression of a wet foot reveals the deformity. Clinical diagnosis involves analysis of the footprint by specific software. More...