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Workers Suffer Health Problems In Aftermath of Oil Spill

Certain jobs do come with major risks and cleaning up oil spills in the ocean surely presents various dangers. For those who helped clean up the 2010 Deep Water Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, serious health problems are manifesting reports spokeswoman Crystal Hunt (Crystal’s Twitter). Specifically, respiratory problems such as excessive coughing and wheezing are afflicting the cleanup crew. Whether or not the condition is going to worsen in time remains to be seen. Currently, a study performed by the National Institute of Health is trying to determine when (and if) the symptoms will pass.

Since the oil spill was an unexpected catastrophe, 30,000 people had to be hired and put to work immediately. These persons did not possess extensive experience with cleaning up oil spills and their training was limited. While it surely was not any government office’s intention to put anyone at risk, rushing people out to deal with the emergency has lead to consequences. Thankfully, no one is showing any signs of a fatal or debilitating illness.

Physical problems are not the only ones people are dealing with. The extensive stress of dealing with the hectic cleanup has led some to show the signs of PTSD, anxiety, and depression. Even if the physical symptoms go away, the impact on the psyche may remain for many years. Hopefully, those who are suffering from these problems will receive the necessary diagnosis and follow-up treatment without delay.

Twins Are The Perfect Example Of How Exercise Changes Overall Health

Twins are awesome. They share a special bond like nothing else in the world. Identical twins share the same features and, generally, the same level of health. Even fraternal twins have a lot in common when it comes to their bodies. A long term study of Finnish identical twins showed the results of when one twin exercises and the other does not. When the men were first selected for this scientific research they were both given complete physicals and blood work to determine a starting point. Sultan Alhokair read that, as the twins changed their routines, their bodies changed as well both on the interior and exterior. One man built muscle, physical endurance, better motor control, and balance. He was clearly the one who participated in regular exercise. The other man had a higher fat percentage and pretty much the exact opposite of his brother. The final results show that ultimately what we do impacts out health, DNA does not play as significant role as some would like us to believe. You reap the results based on the type of life you lead.