It is estimated that more than half of Nigeria's million citizens have no access to electric power, but the four Lagos schoolgirls believe one solution may lie in the power of pee. Jim Drury has more. It's a chemistry lesson with a difference
I remember one of the oh-so-serious story lines involving her two young boys peeing outside on one of the other wealthy characters gorgeously manicured front lawn. The other fancy-pants ladies were appalled for weeks. Well, the weather, finally, is nice outside and my almost five-year-old took his first al fresco pee last night.
The medical name for not being able to control your pee is enuresis pronounced: en-yuh-REE-sis. Sometimes enuresis is also called involuntary urination. Nocturnal enuresis is involuntary urination that happens at night while sleeping, after the age when a person should be able to control his or her bladder.
When blood gets into a person's urine peedoctors call it hematuria hee-ma-TUR-ee-uh. Hematuria is pretty common, and most of the time it's not serious. Peeing is one way our bodies get rid of waste products.
It can be easy to identify when your child has to go to the doctor, like when he has a fever or is complaining of pain or burning with urination, but could there be a problem when your child is simply urinating a lot? Frequent urination is defined by the International Children's Continence Society as urinating eight or more times during waking hours in a child 5 years of age or older. While it is not always a serious problem, it isn't always quite normal either, so even without other symptoms, children with frequent urination should have a visit with their pediatrician.
Four enterprising young African girls put together a generator that runs on a plentiful natural resource. Whether or not it could work efficiently is a different story. In a stroke of ingenuity that could have proven handy during Hurricane Sandy, four teenage African girls have come up with a urine-powered generator.
By Jordan Smith, Health. Do you get up to pee twice as often as your co-workers? Or maybe you're the type of person who can go hours without a bathroom break, no matter how much water you down.
ServicesWomenCare. It may be an embarrassing subject to discuss with your doctor. The good news is there are treatments available that can help the condition. The most common reason for urine leakage is due to stretched or weakened pelvic floor muscles.
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