The AMA Recommends Streetlights With Cooler LED Bulbs

american-medical-association1The American Medical Association had recently recommended the use of LED bulbs as streetlights. They said they preferred the LEDs that emitted less blue light, thereby being a cooler alternative to the regular LEDs being used at major cities today. LED lights having temperatures of more than three thousand Kelvin had been reported to cause harmful effects on health like eye problems and have even been attributed as the leading cause of insomnia.

colored-lamps1In light of the association’s advice, which came out early this June, several cities across The United States Of America are now adopting the cooler LED bulbs for their streetlights. Large cities like Phoenix, Lake Worth and so on are replacing their outdated models LED bulbs that come with lesser color temperatures. Till date, these cities have been using street lamps that contained LEDs that emitted more than five thousand Kelvin of heat.

The older models had had a number of complaints levied against them in the past. It was always a culprit in most of the motor-accidents caused on the roads at nights, as many of the victims had complained of the blinding glare these lights often emit. Severe and prolonged exposures to such harsh lights have also been known to create problems in the living-mechanism of both animals and plants. People living near such street lamps have often complained of the inability to get sound sleep as well as an increase in irritability.

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World At Threat From Zika!

zikaThe World Health Organization has confirmed that the Zika Virus is now on the route to becoming a matter of great concern globally. It has said that unless countries around the world are prepared to fight hard, this may as well become a battle we could lose.

Dr Pedro Alonso, who is the Director of the Global Malaria Program, has repeatedly called for higher awareness to be given to the masses regarding deadly viruses like Zika and the resultant diseases they bring in. Even more importantly, he said that it was the pathogen carrying vectors that had to be eliminated first.

The WHO has cautioned nations that are not seriously implementing mosquito eradication programmes in their respective countries. These initiatives will be the ultimate deciding factor when they are faced with the threats caused by diseases like malaria and zika.

The Zika virus is spread by the Aedes Aegypti mosquito. This disease has devastated the lives of many people around the world by triggering the birth of thousands of babies born with abnormally small heads in South American nations like Brazil. These unfortunate children will probably lead crippled lives and will require constant care for the rest of their often short-lived lives.

The World Health Organization has issued certain advisory notices to all the high-risk nations of the world. The steps outlined in them are briefly given below:
· Pregnant women in South American nations have been advised to use mosquito nets while at home and repellants while venturing outside. Care should be taken to avoid as much as contact with infected people as possible.
· Local or government-funded health-care organizations must initiate proper mosquito eradication programs. Both larvae and adult mosquitoes must not be allowed to breed.
· Greater awareness classes must be given to health-care professional as well as to the general public.

The World Health Organization has confirmed that the Zika Virus is now on the route to becoming a matter of great concern globally. It has said that unless countries around the world are prepared to fight hard, this may as well become a battle we could lose.

bigstock-macro-of-mosquito-sucking-bloo-119076395-300x200Dr Pedro Alonso, who is the Director of the Global Malaria Program, has repeatedly called for higher awareness to be given to the masses regarding deadly viruses like Zika and the resultant diseases they bring in. Even more importantly, he said that it was the pathogen carrying vectors that had to be eliminated first.

The WHO has cautioned nations that are not seriously implementing mosquito eradication programmes in their respective countries. These initiatives will be the ultimate deciding factor when they are faced with the threats caused by diseases like malaria and zika.

The Zika virus is spread by the Aedes Aegypti mosquito. This disease has devastated the lives of many people around the world by triggering the birth of thousands of babies born with abnormally small heads in South American nations like Brazil. These unfortunate children will probably lead crippled lives and will require constant care for the rest of their often short-lived lives.

The World Health Organization has issued certain advisory notices to all the high-risk nations of the world. The steps outlined in them are briefly given below:
· Pregnant women in South American nations have been advised to use mosquito nets while at home and repellants while venturing outside. Care should be taken to avoid as much as contact with infected people as possible.
· Local or government-funded health-care organizations must initiate proper mosquito eradication programs. Both larvae and adult mosquitoes must not be allowed to breed.
· Greater awareness classes must be given to health-care professional as well as to the general public.

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Inaccuracies Associated With Online Medical Charges

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This incident narrates the true picture associated with the inadequacies of online services. Kate and Scott from North Philadelphia have always invested primarily in medical care. They paid an affordable premium on a regular basis. One fine day, Kate was analyzed to be suffering from multiple sclerosis and Scott required imaging tests for a spinal cord complaint. According to their insurance plan, they had to invest heavily for their health care. Owing to the huge amount invested, they were looking out for really good health care options. After several investigations, they decided to use an online cost estimator to solve the purpose.

medicalAn online cost estimator arrives at the typical cost for treatment across different health care providers for a given complaint or illness. Scott had used the online tool to find out an approximate cost estimate for an MRI scan. The online cost estimator provided a comprehensive estimate. It included an average cost, the lowest cost and an above average cost. The tool also listed the different health care providers who avail these services along with a price estimate that encompasses their insurance plan. The couple seemed to rejoice over the wide-ranging information at their fingertips. But the moments of joy lasted only for a few days.

Kate’s MRI was scheduled and the original cost was found to be five times greater than the cost provided by the online cost estimator. Both of them were led to a big shock. The disconnect amidst the cost estimates is due to variability in the information that is offered to the consumers. Most of the online cost estimators reproduce only an aggregate cost and never offer a specific range. A few other online tools rely on historic pricing or on data from unauthentic sources. Many online tools also fail to update the current pricing trends. However, this scenario needs an instant resolution to put an end to people’s miseries.

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