We live in stressful times and the key to coping is to identify those things in life you can do something about. I can’t list all possible stressors (the things that make us stressed) but I can highlight a few of the more common ones, such as:
Never Being Wrong . Sometimes this is a self-imposed issue rather than a reality but we do also live in times when mistakes, even relatively mild ones, are viewed with scorn. There’s a tension here in that we accept modest levels of error, from a new employee for example, but after that the world of work can be an unforgiving place.
More-for-less . Every place I’ve ever worked goes through the remorseless business of reorganization. After all the upheaval I’m left with a feeling that two things have resulted. The first is that everyone has gone through huge and often unnecessary levels of stress. The second is that work roles become organized in such a way that what was once the job two people did, now becomes...
What is Trans Fat?
A large number of manufacturers began adding trans fat to processed food about twenty-five years ago as a means to extend shelf life. About eighty percent of trans fat in the American diet comes from partially hydrogenated vegetable oil produced in factories.
Trans fats are artificial fats that can be made when hydrogen is added to liquid oil and then pressurized. Trans fats are in cookies, crackers, potato chips, and many other products for public purchase. Trans fats can extend product shelf life for years but also raise the risk for heart disease and obesity. They also contribute to elevated cholesterol levels and a drop in healthy HDL cholesterol. Trans Fat and Childhood Obesity A Canadian all-party commons committee expressed concerns that its current generation of children could expect poorer health outcomes and a shorter lifespan than their parents and cited obesity as the cause. It was noted that twenty-eight percent of Canadians between the age of two ...
Prune belly syndrome is a group of birth defects that involve three main problems:
Poor development of the abdominal muscles, causing the skin of the belly area to wrinkle like a prune
Urinary tract problems
Eagle-Barrett syndrome; Triad syndrome; Urethral obstruction malformation sequence
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
The causes of prune belly syndrome are unknown. The condition affects mostly boys.
While in the womb, the developing baby's abdomen swells with fluid. That fluid disappears after birth, leading to a wrinkled abdomen that looks like a prune. The appearance is more noticeable due to the lack of abdominal muscles.
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