You look in the mirror and notice that the dark circles in the middle of your are bigger than usual. What's going on? Those dark circles are your pupils, the openings that let light enter your eye so you can see. Muscles in the colored part of your, called the iris, control your pupil size. Your pupils get bigger or smaller, depending on the amount of light around you. In low light, your pupils open up, or dilate, to let in more light. When itвs bright, they get smaller, or constrict, to let in less light. Sometimes your pupils can dilate without any change in the light. The medical term for it is mydriasis. Medicines, injuries, and diseases can all cause this eye condition. A few medicines can affect the muscles that control your pupils and prevent them from getting smaller when light
Thousands more American troops are serving in Iraq and Syria than has been previously acknowledged by the Pentagon, a new report finds. According to the Defense Manpower Data Center's there were 1,720 American troops in Syria -- three times as many as the 503 troops in Syria that U. S. military spokesmen have told reporters. The Pentagon's personnel agency about how many American troops are serving in individual states and overseas countries. The same report showed there were 8,992 American troops in Iraq, almost 3,500 more than the official Department of Defense tally of 5,262. The Pentagon downplayed the DMDC's personnel numbers were initial estimates for given locations, including short-term deployments and the rotation of American troops in a given country. БThe DMDC numbers are not
Iron Curtain, the political, military, and ideological barrier erected by the after to seal off itself and its dependent eastern and central European allies from open contact with the West and other noncommunist areas. The term Iron Curtain had been in occasional and varied use as a since the 19th century, but it came to prominence only after it was used by the former British at, U. S. , on March 5, 1946, when he said of the states, БFrom in the to in the, an iron has descended across the Continent. ...
Everyone needs sunscreen to protect their skin from damaging UV rays from the sun and sunburn. Using sunscreen products decreases the chances for sunburn and can prevent skin cancer or malignant melanoma. According to the American Cancer Society, in 2009, more than 1 million people were expected to be diagnosed with skin cancer and research studies link skin cancer with sun exposure on unprotected skin. The sunвs drying rays also prematurely age the skin and lead to wrinkles. Your skin responds to excessive sun exposure by turning red, becoming hot, and slightly painful to the touch. Severe sunburns cause skin blistering and peeling. The sunвs rays have two types of harmful UV rays--UVA and UVB. UVA rays penetrate your skin more deeply than UVB and are the cause of premature skin aging.
Wednesday, January 23, 2008 Warm Milk, True or False? By I just love it when some proves totally absurd, false, or, in the case of drinking a glass of warm milk before bed as a sleep inducer, TRUE! Last month New York Times writer Anahad O Connor settled the claim about in a that put to bed some old assertions about milk with a twist. YES, warm milk can help you get to sleep. But it s not because it containsP, which urban legend has it will lull you to sleep (and which is often the talk at Thanksgiving when people drop like flies after a large meal heavy in tryptophan-rich turkey). In fact, the jury is still out on exactly whether or not milk can encourage sleep. Studies of tryptophan s impact on sleep have found only one phase of sleep the first one when you re falling asleep is
What do you recommend? First, you must treat the cause. There are highly effective treatments for the scalp disorders that I just described. If the source of irritation is external, I explain to the patient that it is very important to use gentle shampoo, thoroughly rinse the hair and not use keratolytic shampoo on a daily basis. There are also cosmetic products that can be applied after washing hair to soothe overly sensitive scalps. Blow drying and styling hair must be done gently. I also explain that it is important to avoid stressful situations as stress can trigger increased sensitivity. Itchy scalp has multiple causes, ranging from skin conditions such as dry skin, dandruff and psoriasis to underlying health concerns like iron deficiency anemia and liver disease. However, if your
There's your first problem. Cats are very clean by nature -- in addition to regularly cleaning out the entire thing, you should be scooping at least every day. I admit I am really bad about this myself. The general rule is that most litterbox problems are psychological--they either don't like the condition of the litterbox or they don't like the location (too loud, too dark, too busy, smells odd, etc). Try scooping every day for starters. If there is still a problem, find a new location for the litterbox (make sure he knows where it is) and see if that helps. The tip about not using strong-scented cleaners when you're cleaning it is a good idea, too, as well as the possibility that he might not like the enclosed feeling with the lid. I'd be willing to bet that it's a psychological issue
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A few months ago a study came out that broke the hearts of women everywhere. Researched and compiled by the fine people at OKCupid, it revealed that when it comes to what men really want in a woman, it's youth. Do you remember that study? You know, the one that basically said that if you're a woman over 22, you should just give up and crawl under a rock somewhere? I'm sure you do, as much as you tried to forget it. Along with sharing that depressing news it also shared this painful line: "Once a woman passes the age of 22, she becomes exponentially less attractive to men. " Oh, how lovely. And while that still may be true for some men whose fear of ageing keeps them grappling like a rabid vampire for a woman young enough to be their daughter or granddaughter, another study has come out