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Tobacco linked to heart failure

Alcohol’s effects are more than intoxicating

Alcohol has been named the world’s third greatest risk factor in the development of premature disease.This seemingly innocent drink is a staple in social gatherings but its effects often spills over into society as a whole.Alcohol’s intoxicating, toxic and dependence-producing properties play a role in violence, child neglect and abuse, shattered relationships and poor job performance.
The harmful use of alcohol is a global problem that claims at least 2.5 million lives per year.The sad reality is that many of the lives lost are caused by an intoxicated person’s poor choices that ultimately resulted in the harm of others.Alcohol use is very similar to the concept of secondhand smoke; it impacts everyone around you.

Alcohol’s causing more than a buzz
Very few people realize that the short-term abuse of alcohol can result in long-term, severe health conditions that include but are not limited to heart disease and cancer.These conditions are often called non-communicable diseases (NCD’s) as…

Is your workplace harming your health?

Newest featured article in The Guatemala Times



Toxicity and its damaging effects are virtually unknown to the majority of people. It is now estimated that 80 percent of jobs are sedentary and the workplace to be one of the most toxic environments. Constant exposure to common workplace and household toxins has been found to cause an assortment of severe health conditions.

Weight gain, diabetes, heart disease and other lifestyle related conditions can be directly correlated to one’s workplace. Sitting at a desk eight-to-ten hours per day is only the start of the problem. The workplace environment and indoor air is some of the worst air that we can breathe on a daily basis.
Indoor air has been shown to carry 25-100 times more pollutants than outdoor air.  While many people spend about 90 percent of their time indoors, it is important to make sure indoor air is free of allergens and harmful compounds.
Plants purify air
One of the best and simplest ways to improve the air quality in your …

Heart disease — are you next?

Is your weight really the problem?