Is There A Correlation Between Poor Oral Health And Diabetes? #infographic

You might not know this, but taking good care of your oral hygiene is pretty important for your overall health. In fact, poor oral health might be related to diabetes, since 22% of the people diagnosed with diabetes are prone to suffer from gum disease.

According to this infographic by Birch Dental Group, 96% of Canadian adults have had dental cavities, and 1 in 4 don’t visit their dentist regularly. And here’s a terrifying fact, you have more bacteria in your mouth than the whole Earth’s population. Then, don’t you think that you should keep your mouth clean and healthy?

If you would like to prevent diabetes and oral health problems, here go some tips. Firstly, live healthy by following a balanced diet and doing regular exercise. Secondly, quit smoking and drinking acidic beverages. And finally, brush your teeth thoroughly twice a day for at least 3 minutes. By following these rules and visiting your dentist regularly, you will be able to enjoy a healthy and smiley life.

An infographic by Birch Dental Group.

Smoking vs Vaping – And Their Effects on the Environment #infographic

Smoking is an addictive habit that millions of people in the world are unable to kick. And that’s despite all of the well-known health risks and economical expenses involved in smoking cigarettes. But what you might not be aware of is that there are also other significant negative effects: the environmental ones.

According to this infographic by EsmokerCanada, 5 and a half trillion cigarettes are consumed every year. That entails the cutting down of 1.5 million trees a day. Moreover, cigarette smoke pollutes the environment far worse than diesel car emissions do. Finally, add to it that the trillions of thrown out cigarette butts take up to 12 years to disintegrate.

With that many environmental problems, it is safe to assume that you might want to consider a greener alternative like e-cigs. E-cigs are recyclable and reusable, and they don’t have or release, not by far, as many chemicals as cigarettes. So maybe you should go for this other option and help your health, your pocket and the environment.

An infographic by EsmokerCanada.

Gallbladder Cancer and Asbestos Exposure #infographic

Upon hearing the word “asbestos”, the majority of people will most likely think of mesothelioma and lung disease. While the association is correct, very few are aware that exposure to this carcinogenic mineral can actually result in plenty of other debilitating health problems, such as gallbladder cancer.

Having a relatively low incidence among the U.S. population, the disease occurs in roughly 11,700 Americans every year. Nonetheless, gallbladder cancer is often fatal, with only 7% of patients achieving a 5-years survival following diagnosis.

Those who held down a job involving asbestos before the 1980s, when employees were rarely provided with adequate equipment to minimize exposure, are considerably prone to developing it. A noteworthy aspect concerning the diseases which may ensue as a consequence of asbestos exposure refers to latency. It is crucial to know that, if you have a history of asbestos exposure, the risk of experiencing health issues remains throughout your lifetime, as a disease can arise even 40 years later.

Do you suspect your diagnosis is related to workplace asbestos exposure? The attorneys and legal experts at Environmental Litigation Group, P.C. will gladly help you recover financial compensation from the liable company.

An infographic by Environmental Litigation Group.

Quiz: How Well Do You Know Your Glasses? #infographic

In a country where 64% of adults wear corrective eyeglasses, you’d like to think knowledge on your prescription glasses is strong. Here’s a quiz that will truly test how much you know on how to take care of your glasses, how to maintain and care for them, the size measurements on the glasses, what prescriptions to use, and how to get the correct information to order glasses online.

An infographic by umizato.

What You Need to Consider to Build a Family Disaster Kit #infographic

Lately, the world has suffered several catastrophes such as hurricanes, terrorist attacks, earthquakes or floods. As you can see in the news, natural and man-made disasters are not as uncommon as we would like to think. That’s why you should always be prepared beforehand to handle an emergency, since once it has started, it is already too late.

To be ready when tragedy hits is essential that you have devised a plan. That way everyone in your family will know what to do and where to go. Nonetheless, it may not be that easy to get away from danger, and sometimes emergency services can take a while to get to the scene. Therefore, you should have an emergency kit with you.

In this infographic, Survivor’s Fortress lists must-have items to keep in an emergency kit such as water, food, first aid kit, etc. However, you must always keep in mind to readjust your supplies according to your family’s needs. You know, it is always better to be safe than sorry!

What You Need to Consider to Build a Family Disaster Kit

An infographic by Survivor’s Fortress.