Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Lose Weight Sensibly Without Affecting Your Health

The safest and the most effective way of slimming is to slowly.

Crash diets should be avoided as they can adversely affect your beauty, making you look haggard.

Follow a gradual so that your taste in foods can be adjusted over a reasonable period of time to reduce craving for certain types of food.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Why Use Facial Mask?

Facial masks helps tighten, tone and clarify the face as it dissolves dead cells and removes pore-clogging debris on the skin surface.

A facial mask should be used 1-2 times a week, preferably in the evening

Just apply a thin layer on the face, let it dry to a flaky crust, and rinse off with warm water.

As follow-up, apply facial toner and moisturizer to rejuvenate your skin.

Monday, September 11, 2006

It’s Important To Boost Your Natural Collagen Levels For Your Skin

Why is it important to maintain Collagen balance in your body?

1. Collagen gives skin life, its elasticity, strength and texture.
2. Collagen levels in your body will be drastically reduced in your mid-30s.
3. Sun exposure, stress and unbalanced diet causes skin to lose its elasticity, causing wrinkles, fine lines, brown spots and skin dryness to appear.
4. Collagen also help bones regenerate and heal.

There are many Collagen supplements available in the market now to help boost your natural Collagen levels.

Monday, July 17, 2006

Blink Your Eyes to Relieve Eye Strain

Remember to blink your eyes often if you work involves gazing at a computer monitor for hours to relieve eye strain.

Dry eyes? Use a good eye conditioner to keep eye moist and infection-free.

Use normal saline to rinse your contact lens before wearing them as a hygienic practice.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Feeling Tired or Depressed Lately? You’re Vitamin B Deficient!

B group vitamins help reduce fatigue, prevents premature ageing and senility by increasing mental alertness.

Omega 3 and 6 Fatty Acids are especially healthy and are found in Oily Fish, Linseeds and Soya. Keep your levels of Protein and Carbohydrates up, too.

Boost up your immune system with Vitamin C to keep cold at bay.

Hints: Get a Vitamin C that’s gentle to your stomach with Hesperidins and Bioflavonoid to increase absorption.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Taking Care of Your Cuddly Toys

Can’t go to bed without your favourite teddy bear? Beware; they might endanger your health. Here are some tips to keep your cuddly toys germ-free:

  1. Check the label on your cuddly toy; most of them are machine washable.
  2. Wash all cuddly toys to remove germs and dust-mites at least once a month.
  3. Always air your cuddly toys in the hot sun to kill germs.
  4. If you’re having a cold, chances are you’ll pass the germs to your cuddly toy. Wash them after you’ve recovered.

Monday, June 12, 2006

Benefits of Green Tea - 25 Reasons Why You Should Start Drinking Green Tea

Green tea has increasingly become a very popular drink worldwide because of its immensely powerful health benefits. It is extraordinarily amazing what green tea can do for your health. And if you're not drinking 3 to 4 cups of green tea today, you're definitely NOT doing your health a big favor.

1. Green Tea and Cancer

Green tea helps reduce the risk of cancer. The antioxidant in green tea is 100 times more effective than vitamin C and 25 times better than vitamin E. This helps your body at protecting cells from damage believed to be linked to cancer.

2. Green Tea and Heart Disease

Green tea helps prevent heart disease and stroke by lowering the level of cholesterol. Even after the heart attack, it prevents cell deaths and speeds up the recovery of heart cells.

3. Green Tea and Anti-Aging

Green tea contains antioxidant known as polyphenols which fight against free radicals. What this means it helps you fight against aging and promotes longevity.

4. Green Tea and Weight Loss

Green tea helps with your body weight loss. Green tea burns fat and boosts your metabolism rate naturally. It can help you burn up to 70 calories in just one day. That translates to 7 pounds in one year.

5. Green Tea and Skin

Antioxidant in green tea protects the skin from the harmful effects of free radicals, which cause wrinkling and skin aging. Green tea also helps fight against skin cancer.

6. Green Tea and Arthritis

Green tea can help prevent and reduce the risk of rheumatoid arthritis. Green tea has benefit for your health as it protects the cartilage by blocking the enzyme that destroys cartilage.

7. Green Tea and Bones

The very key to this is high fluoride content found in green tea. It helps keep your bones strong. If you drink green tea every day, this will help you preserve your bone density.

8. Green Tea and Cholesterol

Green tea can help lower cholesterol level. It also improves the ratio of good cholesterol to bad cholesterol, by reducing bad cholesterol level.

9. Green Tea and Obesity

Green tea prevents obesity by stopping the movement of glucose in fat cells. If you are on a healthy diet, exercise regularly and drink green tea, it is unlikely you'll be obese.

10. Green Tea and Diabetes

Green tea improves lipid and glucose metabolisms, prevents sharp increases in blood sugar level, and balances your metabolism rate.

11. Green Tea and Alzheimer's

Green tea helps boost your memory. And although there's no cure for Alzheimer's, it helps slow the process of reduced acetylcholine in the brain, which leads to Alzheimer's.

12. Green Tea and Parkinson's

Antioxidants in green tea helps prevent against cell damage in the brain, which could cause Parkinson's. People drinking green tea also are less likely to progress with Parkinson's.

13. Green Tea and Liver Disease

Green tea helps prevent transplant failure in people with liver failure. Researches showed that green tea destroys harmful free radicals in fatty livers.

14. Green Tea and High Blood Pressure

Green tea helps prevent high blood pressure. Drinking green tea helps keep your blood pressure down by repressing angiotensin, which leads to high blood pressure.

15. Green Tea and Food Poisoning

Catechin found in green tea can kill bacteria which causes food poisoning and kills the toxins produced by those bacteria.

16. Green Tea and Blood Sugar

Blood sugar tends to increase with age, but polyphenols and polysaccharides in green tea help lower your blood sugar level.

17. Green Tea and Immunity

Polyphenols and flavenoids found in green tea help boost your immune system, making your health stronger in fighting against infections.

18. Green Tea and Cold and Flu

Green tea prevents you from getting a cold or flu. Vitamin C in green tea helps you treat the flu and the common cold.

19. Green Tea and Asthma

Theophylline in green tea relaxes the muscles which support the bronchial tubes, reducing the severity of asthma.

20. Green Tea and Ear Infection

Green tea helps with ear infection problem. For natural ear cleaning, soak a cutton ball in green tea and clean the infected ear.

21. Green Tea and Herpes

Green tea increases the effectiveness of topical interferon treatment of herpes. First green tea compress is applied, and then let the skin dry before the interferon treatment.

22. Green Tea and Tooth Decay

Green tea destroys bacteria and viruses that cause many dental diseases. It also slows the growth of bacteria which leads to bad breath.

23. Green Tea and Stress

L-theanine, which is a kind of amino acids in green tea, can help relieve stress and anxiety.

24. Green Tea and Allergies

EGCG found in green tea relieves allergies. So, if you have allergies, you should really consider drinking green tea.

25. Green Tea and HIV

Scientists in Japan have found that EGCG (Epigallocatechin Gallate) in green tea can stop HIV from binding to healthy immune cells. What this means is that green tea can help stop the HIV virus from spreading.

How's that for only some of the health benefits that green tea has to offer you? Almost miraculous, I'd say.

Now, your health is in your hands. You know you're smart. So, start drinking three to four cups of green tea every day for a drug-free and healthier individual -Monice Dulcinea

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Monday, June 05, 2006

An Eye Opener on Ovarian Cancer

A real life story describes the signs of Ovarian Cancer (even in the absence of Ovaries).

Years ago, Gilda Radner died of ovarian cancer. Her symptoms were inconclusive, and she was treated for everything under the sun until it was too late. This blood test finally identified her illness but alas, too late. She wrote a book to heighten awareness. Gene Wilder is her widower.

This is the story of Kathy West:

As all of you know, I have Primary Peritoneal Cancer.
This cancer has only recently been identified as its OWN type of cancer, but it is essentially Ovarian Cancer.Both types of cancer are diagnosed in the same way, with the "tumor marker" CA-125 BLOOD TEST, and they are treated in the same way - surgery to remove the primary tumor and then chemotherapy with Taxol and Carboplatin.

Having gone through this ordeal, I want to save others from the same fate. That is why I am sending this message to you and hope you will print it and give it or send it via E-mail to everybody you know.

One thing I have learned is that each of us must take TOTAL responsibility for our own health care. I thought I had done that because I always had an annual physical and PAP smear, did a monthly Self-Breast Exam, went to the dentist at least twice a year, etc. I even insisted on a sigmoidoscopy and a bone density test last year. When I had a total hysterectomy in 1993, I thought that I did not have to worry about getting any of the female reproductive organ cancers.

LITTLE DID I KNOW. I don't have ovaries (and they were HEALTHY when they were removed), but I have what is essentially ovarian cancer. Strange, isn't it?

These are just SOME of the things our Doctors never tell us: ONE out of every 55 women will get OVARIAN or PRIMARY PERITONEAL CANCER.


I had these classic symptoms and went to the doctor. Because these symptoms seemed to be "abdominal", I went to a gastroenterologist. He ran tests that were designed to determine whether there was a bacteria infection; these tests were negative, and I was diagnosed with "Irritable Bowel Syndrome". I guess I would have accepted this diagnosis had it not been for my enlarged abdomen. I swear to you, it looked like I was 4-5 months pregnant! I therefore insisted on more tests.

They took an X-ray of my abdomen; it was negative. I was again assured that I had Irritable Bowel Syndrome and was encouraged to go on my scheduled month-long trip to Europe. I couldn't wear any of my slacks or shorts because I couldn't get them buttoned, and I KNEW something was radically wrong. I INSISTED on more tests, and they reluctantly) scheduled me for a CT-Scan (just to shut me up, I think). This is what I mean by "taking charge of our own health care."

The CT-Scan showed a lot of fluid in my abdomen (NOT normal). Needless to say, I had to cancel my trip and have FIVE POUNDS of fluid drawn off at the hospital (not a pleasant experience I assure you), but NOTHING compared to what was ahead of me.

Tests revealed cancer cells in the fluid. Finally, finally, finally, the doctor ran a CA-125 blood test, and I was properly diagnosed.

I HAD THE CLASSIC SYMPTOMS FOR OVARIAN CANCER, AND YET THIS SIMPLE CA-125 BLOOD TEST HAD NEVER BEEN RUN ON ME, not as part of my annual physical exam and not when I was symptomatic. This is an inexpensive and simple
blood test!


Be forewarned that their doctors might try to talk them out of it, saying, "IT ISN'T NECESSARY." Believe me, had I known then what I know now, we would have caught my cancer much earlier (before it was a stage 3 cancer). Insist on the CA-125 BLOOD TEST; DO NOT take "NO" for an answer!

The normal range for a CA-125 BLOOD TEST is between zero and 35. MINE WAS 754. (That's right, 754!). If the number is slightly above 35, you can have another done in three or six months and keep a close eye on it, just as women do when they have fibroid tumors or when men have a slightly elevated PSA test (Prostatic Specific Antigens) that helps diagnose prostate cancer.

Having the CA-125 test done annually can alert you early, and that's the goal in diagnosing any type of cancer - catching it early.

Do you know 55 women? If so, at least one of them will have this VERY AGGRESSIVE cancer. Please, go to your doctor and insist on a =CA-125 test and have one EVERY YEAR for the rest of your life.


Well, after reading this, I made some calls. I found that the CA-125 test is an ovarian screening test equivalent to a man's PSA test prostate screen (which my husband's doctor automatically gives him in his physical each year and insurance pays for it). I called the general practitioner's office about having the test done. The nurse had never heard of it. She told me that she doubted that insurance would pay for it. So I called Prudential Insurance Co, and got the same response. Never heard of it - it won't be covered.I explained that it was the same as the PSA test they had paid for my husband for years. After conferring with whomever they confer with, she told me that the CA-125 would be covered.It is $75 in a GP's office and $125 at the GYN's. This is a screening test that should be required just like a PAP smear (a PAP smear cannot detect problems with your ovaries). And you must insist that your insurance company pay for it.

Gene Wilder and Pierce Brosnan (his wife had it, too) are lobbying for women's health issues, saying that this test should be required in our physicals, just like the PAP and the mammogram. Send this to the women in your life that you care about.
Send this to the women in your life that you care about.

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Growth of Cyst in the Womb & Chicken Wings

Received a forwarded email that describes the link between consumption of chicken wings & growth of cyst in the womb, it sounds logic and below is the content of the message.

A friend of mine recently had a growth in her womb and she underwent an operation to remove the cyst. The cyst removed was filled with a dark colored blood. She thought that she would be recovered after the surgery but she was terribly wrong. A relapse occurred just a few months later. Distressed, she rushed down to her gynecologist for a consultation. During her consultation, her doctor asked her a question that puzzled her. He asks if she was a frequent consumer of chicken wings and she replied yes wondering as to how, he knew of her eating habits.

You see, the truth is in this modern day and age; chickens are injected with steroids to accelerate their growth so that the needs of this society can be met.

This need is none other then the need for food. Chickens that are injected with steroids are usually given the shot at the neck or the wings.

Therefore, it is in these places that the highest concentration of steroids exists. These steroids have terrifying effects on the body as it accelerates growth.

It has an even more dangerous effect in the presence of female hormones, this leads to women being more prone to the growth of a cyst in the womb.

Friday, May 19, 2006

New Kind of Breast Cancer

A rare kind of breast cancer was found. A lady developed a rash on her breast, similar to that of young mothers who are nursing. Because her mammogram had been clear, the doctor treated her with antibiotics for infections. After 2 rounds, it continued to get worse, so her doctor sent her for another mammogram. This time it showed a mass. A biopsy found a fast growing malignancy. Chemo was started in order to shrink the growth; then a mastectomy was performed; then a full round of Chemo; then radiation. After about 9 months of intense treatment, she was given a clean bill of health. She had one year of living each day to its fullest. Then the cancer returned to the liver area. She took 4 treatments and decided that she wanted quality of life, not the after effects of Chemo. She had 5 great months and she planned each detail of the final days. After a few days of needing morphine, she died. She left this message to be delivered to women everywhere:

Women, please be alert to anything that is not normal, and be persistent in getting help as soon as possible. Paget's disease: This is a rare form of breast cancer, and is on the outside of the breast, on the nipple and aureole. It appeared as a rash, which later became a lesion with a crusty outer edge. I would not have ever suspected it to be breast cancer but itwas. My nipple never seemed any different to me, but the rash bothered me, so I went to the doctor for that. Sometimes, it itched and was sore, but other than that it didn't bother me. It was just ugly and a nuisance, and could not be cleared up with all the creams prescribed by my doctor and dermatologist for the dermatitis on my eyes just prior to this outbreak. They seemed a little concerned but did not warn me it could be cancerous.

Now, I suspect not many women out there know a lesion or rash on the nipple or aureole can be breast cancer. (Mine started out as a single red pimple on the aureole. One of the biggest problems with Paget's disease of the nipple is that the symptoms appear to be harmless. It is frequently thought to be a skin inflammation or infection, leading to unfortunate delays in detection and care.)

What are the symptoms?
1. A persistent redness, oozing, and crusting of your nipple causing it to itch and burn (As I stated, mine did not itch or burn much, and had no oozing I was aware of, but it
did have a crust along the outer edge on one side.)

2. A sore on your nipple that will not heal. (Mine was on the aureole area with a whitish thick looking area in center of nipple).

3. Usually only one nipple is effected. How is it diagnosed? Your doctor will do a physical exam and should suggest having a mammogram of both breasts, done immediately. Even though the redness, oozing and crusting closely resemble dermatitis (inflammation of the skin), your doctor should suspect cancer if the sore is only on one breast. Your doctor should order a biopsy of your sore to confirm what is going on.

This message should be taken seriously and passed on to as many of your relatives and friends as possible; it could save someone's life.

My breast cancer has spread and metastasized to my bones after receiving mega doses of chemotherapy, 28 treatments of radiation and taking Tamaxofin. If this had been diagnosed as breast cancer in the beginning, perhaps it would not have spread...
Many women are not aware of Paget's disease. By passing this message, we can make others aware of it and its potential danger. Take a moment to forward this message to as many people as possible, it only takes a moment, yet the results could save a life.

Sunday, May 07, 2006

The Correct Way To Take Pills

Most people when they're suffering from flu commonly consume speculated tablets with warm water, not knowing whether the pill would safely reach the stomach. This could be serious and perhaps you should consider proper ways of swallowing pills.
Doctors Advice:
1.) Pills can be taken singly by using cold water. After swallowing, a person should drink a lot more water.
2.) Take your pills 30 minutes before you go to bed, don't go straight to bed immediately after taking pills.
Happened Incident:
One day a guy took some antibiotics and for not drinking enough water to flush it straight down to the stomach, the pill was lodged on the food tract and caused an inflammation. For six days he could only take cold milk and water-soluble food and was hospitalized for five days. The Doctor warned that should it get any worse, an ulcer in the intestine may result. So please exercise caution.
When taking medicine in pill or capsule form:
1.)DO NOT use warm or hot water / fruit juice / all kinds of sweet drinks to wash down the medicine.
2.)The right way is to down it with cold water. If you feel discomfort in the throat after taking a pill, drink lots of water or cold milk. Stand or sit straight when you take your pill and do not lie immediately.

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Sore Throat? Drink More

People suffering from sore throats should drink as much as possible.

Doing so moistens the mucous membrane and keeps cold viruses from multiplying, according to the magazine Medicine Today, published by Cologne doctors’ organizations.

Especially useful are herbal teas or hot lemon juice. Other good household cures include gargling with salt water, or chamomile or sage tea.

If the pain lasts for more than three days, a doctor’s visit is recommended. That also applies if there are breathing troubles or exceptionally swollen lymph nodes. -dpa

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Health Diets Means Fewer Wrinkles

People who eat lots of fruit and vegetables are likely to have fewer wrinkles, according to a new study. Even normal eaters can make their skin look younger by changing their diet to include lots of tomatoes and red paprika, the German magazine The Dermatologist said in its latest issue.

Free radicals- unstable oxygen molecules- are a major factor in premature skin ageing and skin cancer. Antioxidants contained in the body are supposed to stop free radical damage.

But the body cannot produce enough antioxidants on its own and has to make up for them with ingredients such as vitamin A, C, D and E as well as beta carotene. Vegetables such as carrots, tomatoes, paprika and kale contain plenty of antioxidants as does green tea.

A study conducted at the Berlin Charite hospital found that people with a high concentration of antioxidants in the skin look younger because they have fewer wrinkles, according to The Dermatologist. –dpa.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

A Long Happy Life

Optimism, a balanced diet and a daily routine are the keys to a long and healthy life, according to scientific studies analyzed by a German women’s magazine.

Genetic factors account for longevity in only 25% of the world’s population. For the rest, it is way they live their lives, the magazine Fuer Sie (For Her) reported, quoting a Swedish study.

Regular working hours and bedtimes as well as daily routine are factors which help prolong life, the study showed

This was borne out on research conducted among monks and nuns by Professor Marc Luy from the University of Rostock in northern Germany.

If showed that people living a monastic life had a higher-than-average life expectancy, which Luy attributed to a lack of stress, working against the clock and the pressures of everyday life.

Stress, the magazine said, was one of the main causes of circulatory diseases.

A study of 1,000 senior citizens in the Netherlands showed that people who are optimistic get more out of life and also live longer.

One possible reasons is that those with a positive outlook are better able to deal with problems. People with a negative outlook are more susceptible to illness, the study showed.

A good diet was cited as the reason of high life expectancy on the Japanese island of Okinawa, where the world’s highest number of people over 90 live.

This was put down to a reduced intake of one-third less than the recommended 2,300 calories and meals that consists mainly of fish, vegetables and soy products. -dpa

Sunday, March 26, 2006

CT Screening to Catch Lung Cancers

Computed Tomography (CT) screening identifies many cases of early, curable lung cancer, according to the International Early Lung Cancer Action Program investigators.

The size of tumor on CT is also useful in predicting if the cancer has spread, or metastasized to other body sites, the researchers report in the Archives of Internal Medicine.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Wider Waistline Higher Gallstone Risk

An expansion in woman’s waistline increase her risk of suffering from gallstones and needing surgery to remove them, a recent study published showed.

The study of more than 42, 000 women in the United States showed women with a waistline of 86cm or more were nearly twice as likely to require surgery to remove gallstones than slimmer females.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Drink Cocoa and You’ll Live Longer

Men who are blessed with a sunny disposition and a predilection for a cup of cocoa before bedtime are also likely to live longer, scientists have discovered. Two separate studies in the Netherlands have found that regular cocoa drinkers have lower blood pressure than non drinkers and that an optimistic outlook helps you to avoid heart disease. One study also found that regular cocoa drinkers were also at half risk of developing serious heart disease compared to non drinkers and were more likely to live longer. –The Independent

Thursday, March 02, 2006

中風急救法 (First Aid for Stroke)





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Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Link Between Stress & Illnesses

A hormone called neuropeptide Y (NPY) released when we are under stress can debilitate our immune system and allow colds, influenza and even depression to take hold.

According to Journal of Experimental Medicine, there is link between the brain and the immune system and will help in understanding the interplay between stress and stress related illnesses.

During periods of stress, nerves release a lot of NPY and it gets into the bloodstream, where it inhibits the cells in the immune system that look out for and destroy pathogens in the body.

The next step is finding ways of stimulating the immune systems of people who have high levels of stress and are likely to fall ill. But drugs to block the effects of stress on the immune system were a long way off.

In the meantime, it is important that we understand how bad stress is for all of us, the best thing to do is to
remove stress from our lives just by reorganizing the way we live, changing our lifestyle and using things like yoga and relaxation to the best of our ability.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

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Thursday, February 09, 2006

LIVE WITH IT- Episode One: Mudd

"Live With It," the Web's first animated series about living with HIV.

"Live With It" is an animated series of dramatic short films produced by Reel Health. Each episode is meant to help educate and inspire -whether you have HIV or not.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

7 Don'ts After A Meal

1. Do not smoke after a meal! Experiments from experts prove that smoking a cigarette after a meal is comparable to smoking TEN cigarettes (Chances of getting Cancer is higher).

2. Do not eat fruits immediately after meals. It will bloat your stomach. Therefore have your fruits one or two hours before or after your meal.

3. Do not drink tea after a meal as tea leaves contain a high content of acid. This substance will cause the protein content in the food we consume to be hardened; making it difficult to digest.

4. Do not loosen your belt after eating. Loosening the belt after a meal can cause intestinal problems.

5. Do not shower after eating. Bathing will cause the increase of blood flow to the hands, legs and body thereby causing the amount of blood around the stomach to decrease. This will weaken the digestive system in our stomach.

6. Do not walk after a meal even though you have heard people say that after a meal, walking a hundred steps will make you live till 99. Walking immediately after a meal will make it difficult for the digestive system to absorb the nutrition from the food we eat. Wait at least an hour after your meal and then walk if you want to.

7. Do not sleep immediately. The intake of food will not be able to digest properly thereby leading to gastro-intestinal problems.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Tea Wards Off Cell Mutation

Drinking two or more cups of tea per day may dramatically cut the risk of ovarian cancer, according to a recent Swedish study of more than 61, 000 women.

The findings by researchers at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm were based on a look at the habits and long-term health of the women, the report published in the Archives of Internal Medicine said.

Of the women recruited for the study that began in 1987, two-thirds reported drinking tea. When it concluded at the end of last year, 301 participants had developed ovarian cancer, a particularly deadly form of disease.

“We observed a 46% lower risk of ovarian cancer in women who drank two or more cups of tea per day compared with non-drinkers,” study authors Susanna Larsson and Alicja Wolk wrote.

“Each additional cup of tea per day was associated with an 18% lower risk of ovarian cancer.”

Black and green teas are believed to contain antioxidants that help ward off the cell mutation that leads to cancer.

The researchers cautioned that additional studies were needed to confirm their findings.

Monday, January 23, 2006

Tomato Juice Can Prevent Smoke-induced Lung Disease

Tomato Juice may help prevent emphysema, a dangerous lung disease connected to smoking, scientists say.

In a trial on mice exposed to cigarette smoke, Japanese scientists found that smoke-induced emphysema was “completely prevented” by feeding the animals tomato juice, according to a study published in the American Journal of Physiology – Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology.

“The researchers attribute the protective effect to lycopene, an antioxidant found in tomatoes, the study said. Emphysema prevents the lungs from working properly, resulting in breathlessness and wheezing.

Sunday, January 22, 2006

H5N1 News 04/06- China's Sixth Bird Flu Victim

A 35-year-old poultry butcher has become China's sixth victim from bird flu.

State media reported yesterday that the woman's Jan 11 death in Zhoujiaxiang, near Jianyang, in the southwestern province of Sichuan brought the country's total number of human case to nine.

In Indonesia, the health ministry said a toddler who passed away this week had tested positive for bird flu after initial results were inclusive.

Friday, January 20, 2006

Important Knowledge On Handling Packaged Foods

A stock clerk was sent to clean up a storeroom in Maui, Hawaii. When he got back, he was complaining that the storeroom was really filthy and that he had noticed dried mouse or rat droppings in some areas. A couple of days later, he started to feel like he was coming down with stomach flu, complained of sore joints and headaches, and began to vomit.

He went to bed and never really got up again. Within two days he was severely ill and weak. His blood sugar count was down to 66, and his face and eyeballs were yellow. He was rushed to the emergency at Pali-Momi, where he was diagnosed to be suffering from massive organ failure.

No one would have made the connection between his job and his fatality, had it not been for a doctor who specifically asked if he had been in a warehouse or exposed to dried rat or mouse droppings at any time. They said there is a virus (much likes the Hanta virus) that lives in dried rat and mouse droppings.

Once dried, these droppings are like dust and can easily be breathed in or ingested if a person does not wear protective gear or fails to wash face and hands thoroughly.

An autopsy was performed on the clerk to verify the doctor's suspicions. This is why it is extremely important to always carefully rinse off the tops of canned sodas or foods, and to wipe off pasta packaging, cereal boxes, and so on. Almost everything you buy in a supermarket was stored in a warehouse at one time or another, and stores themselves often have rodents.

Most of us remember to wash vegetables and fruits but never think of boxes and cans. The ugly truth is, even the most modern, upper-class, super store has rats and mice. And their warehouse most assuredly does!

Whenever you buy any canned soft drink, please make sure that you wash the top with running water and soap or, if that is not available, drink with a straw.

The investigation of soda cans by the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta discovered that the tops of soda cans can be encrusted with dried rat's urine, which is so toxic it can be lethal. Canned drinks and other foodstuffs are stored in warehouses and containers that are usually infested with rodents, and then they get transported to retail outlets without being properly cleaned.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

H5N1 News 03/06A- Another Bird Flu Victim In Indonesia

Jakarta tests show a 29-year-old Indonesian woman who died on Wednesday night in a Jakarta hospital had contracted avian flu, an official said yesterday.

However the result had yet to be confirmed by a World Health Organization (WHO) affiliated laboratory.

The woman living in the East Jakarta suburb of Cipayong, died at about 10pm on Wednesday, four days after being admitted to Sulianto Saroso Hospital on January 8.

If confirmed, the case would bring a total of 12 known victims from the H5N1 strain of avian influenza in Indonesia.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

H5N1 News 03/06- Turkey Battles To Halt Bird Flu Outbreak

Turkey reported another human case of bird flu recently as authorities sealed off areas around major cities Ankara and Istanbul while they culled poultry to halt the advance of H5N1 virus.

Three children have already passed away in eastern Turkey- the first reported human bird flu case from the bird virus flu outside China and Southeast Asia. Dozens of worried Turks have rushed to hospitals for tests for the virus across the country of 72 million.

Turkey has reported a dozen more people infected with the virus, with confirmed cases as far west as the central region around the capital Ankara sparking fears the disease could spread to people in mainland Europe.

Four people were taken to hospital with suspected bird flu in the town of Aydin near the Agean coast- one of Turkey’s most important tourism centres- adding to concerns the outbreak will harm country’s important tourist trade.

Health experts say the outbreak in Turkey is worst since one in Hongkong in 1997 when 18 people were infected and six passed away before it was brought under control. Bird flu has killed at least 76 people since it reemerged in late 2003.

The latest victim confirmed with bird flu was from the central province of Sivas.

Turkey has stepped up an information campaign on how to deal with birds and called on locals to comply with culling regulations, particularly in the poor mainly- Kurdish southeast. Sermons at mosques are also urging precaution.

The authorities have also sent teams of veterinarians in protective white body suits to a number of regions to cull poultry, seen as the best method of checking the disease.

The mayor of eastern village of Dogubayazit, home to the three children who passed away said many people were hiding their poultry because they did not believe government promises that they would be fully compensated.

Meanwhile, China confirmed its eighth human bird flu case on Monday, the latest victim a six-year-old boy from the central Hunan province who is being treated in hospital.

Indonesia said local tests showed a 39-year-old man had died from the virus earlier this month after contract with dead chickens. If confirmed, it would be the 12th victim in the country.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

H5N1 News 02/06- China Confirms Bird Flu in Sichuan

China has suffered its first bird flu outbreak among poultry in Sichuan, the nations third most populous province and a major agricultural base, the government said yesterday. A desease that killed 1,800 birds in a village in Dazhu county in Sichuan late December was confirmed as the H5N1 virus by government researchers on Tuesday, the agriculture ministry said on its website. " It's the first ever outbreak of bird flu in Sichuan," said an official with the livestock bureau. China has confirmed seven human cases of bird flu since last year, including three fatalities. -Reuters

Sunday, January 08, 2006

Water Therapy

Drink six (6) glasses of water (1.5 litre) everyday and avoid medicine, tablets, injections, diagnosis, doctor fees, etc.
How to do this water therapy?

1 ) Early morning, after you get up from bed, (without even brushing your teeth) drink 1.50 litres of water i.e., 5 to 6 glasses. Let us all know that ancient Indians termed this therapy as "Usha Paana Chikitsa". You may wash your face thereafter.

2) Here it is very essential to note that nothing else, neither drinks nor solid food of any sort should be taken within 1 hour before and after drinking these 1.50 litres of water.

3) It is also to be strictly observed that no alcoholic drinks should be taken the previous night.

4) If required, boiled and filtered water may be used for this purpose. Is it possible to drink 1.50 litres of water at one time? To begin with, one may find it difficult to drink 1.50 litres of water at one time, but one will get used to it gradually. Initially, while practicing you may drink four glasses first and the balance two glasses after a gap of two minutes. Initially you may find the necessity to urinate 2 to 3 times within an hour, but it will become normal after quite some time.

By research and experience, the following diseases are observed to be cured with this therapy within the indicated days as below:

Constipation 1 day
Acidity 2 days
BP & Hypertension 4 weeks
Pulminory TB 3 months
Diabetes 7 days
Cancer 4 weeks
It is advised that persons suffering from Artheritis or Rheumatism should practice this therapy thrice a day, i.e., morning, midday and night, I hour before meals for one week; and twice a day subsequently until the disease disappears.

How does pure water act?

Consuming ordinary drinking water by the right method purifies human body. It renders the colon more effective by forming new fresh blood, known in medical terms as Haematopaises. That the mucousal folds of the colon and intestines are activated by this method, is an undisputed fact, just as the theory that new fresh blood is produced by the mucousal fold.

If the colon is cleansed then the nutrients of the food taken several times a day will be absorbed and by the action of the mucousal folds they are turned into fresh blood. The blood is all important in curing ailments and restoring health and for this water should be consumed in a regular pattern. We make an earnest request that the above method should be read and practiced carefully. Please spread this message to your friends, relatives and neighbors. It is a great service to the cause of humanity.


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