Thu 11 Sep 2008

 

1.   This image of red blood cells is one of a series appearing in the book   Inside The Body: Fantastic Images from Beneath the Skin.

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 2.   Here the blood cells are traveling along a vein within the liver. The images are provided by the Science Photo Library.  

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3.   This bead-like structure with its projecting legs is a nerve cell. It sends signals and commands to and from the brain.  

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4.   This dirty-looking surface is actually a healthy tooth. The cells in the green layer produce enamel, which protects the tooth.  

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5.   A cross section of a piece of carpet? This is actually the small intestine where food is digested.

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6.   The surface of the tongue is rough due to these paillae, which contain the taste buds and send tactile information to the brain. 

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7.   The cells lining the stomach secrete a layer of mucus to protect against the acidic gastric juices.  

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8.   These crystals may look pretty, but the kidney stones they form can be extremely painful to pass through the urine. 

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9.   These match-like structures are found in the brain and secrete a substance that cushions the brain and spinal cord against shock. 

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10.   Rose petals scattered on a scarlet divan? This is actually the lining of the rectum

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Thu 3 Apr 2008

 

 

 

 

 

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Benign......................What you be after you be eight.
Bacteria...................Back door to cafeteria.
Barium.....................What doctors do when patients die.
Cesarean Section....A neighborhood in Rome.
Catscan..................Searching for Kitty.
Cauterize................Made eye contact with her.
Colic.......................A sheep dog.
Coma.......................A punctuation mark.
D&C........................Where Washington is.
Dilate......................To live long.
Enema.....................Not a friend.
Fester.....................Quicker than someone else.
Fibula......................A small lie.
G.I.Series................World Series of military baseball.
Hangnail..................What you hang your coat on.
Impotent.................Distinguished, well known.
Labor Pain..............Getting hurt at work.
Medical Staff.........A Doctor's cane.
Morbid....................A higher offer than I bid.
Nitrates..................Cheaper than day rates.
Node.......................I knew it.
Outpatient.............A person who has fainted.
Pap Smear...............A fatherhood test.
Pelvis......................Second cousin to Elvis.
Post Operative.......A letter carrier.
Recovery Room......Place to do upholstery.
Rectum..................Damn near killed him.
Secretion...............Hiding something
Seizure...................Roman emperor.
Tablet....................A small table.
Terminal Illness......Getting sick at the airport.
Tumor....................More than one.
Urine.....................Opposite of mine.
Varicose.................Near by/close by.

 

 

 

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Thu 12 Apr 2007
This is a mail from the person working with Software Company with his life incident 
 


Dear colleagues, I am working in Blore Software City .

I wanted to share an incident of my life with you, hoping that it may be an eye opener to you so that you can live more years.

On 27 th October afternoon I had severe heart attack symptom and I was rushed to the hospital.


After reaching to the hospital the doctors prescribed a test called angiogram. This test is basically to identify blood flow of heart arteries.

When they finished the test they found a 94% block in the main artery, please see the image below with red circle.

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At this point I wanted to share my living style which has caused this block in my heart arteries. Please see the below points of my life style, if any of these points are part of your life style then you are at risk, please change yourselves.

1.         I was not doing any physical exercise for more than 10 years, not even walking 30 minutes a day for years.

2.         My food timings are 11:00 AM Breakfast or no Breakfast, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM Lunch and dinner at 11:00 PM to 12:00 AM.  

3.         Sleeping in very odd timings, going to bed between 12:00 AM and 3:00 AM. Waking up at between 9:00 AM and 10:30 AM. Some times spending
           sleepless nights.
4.         I used to eat heavily because of long gaps between lunch and dinner and I used to make sure that Non-Veg is available most of the time, there were
           times when I did survey on city hotels to find delicious Non-Veg dishes. I was never interested in vegetable and healthier food.
5.         Above all I was chain smoker form years.
6.         My father passed away due to heart problems, and the doctors say the heart problems are usually genetic.



Once they identified the major block they have done immediately a procedure called angioplasty along with 2 Stents, mean they will insert a foreign body into the heart arteries and open the blocked area of arteries.

Please see the below image after the procedure.

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I learnt form the doctors that 60% people will die before reaching the hospital, 20% people will die in the process of recovering form heart attack and only 20% will survive. In my case I was very lucky to be part of the last 20%.
 

Doctors instructions:

1.         Need to have physical exercise for minimum of 45 minutes daily.
2.        
Eat your food at perfect timings , like how you eat during your school days. Eat in small quantities more times and have lot of vegetables
           and boiled food, try to avoid fry items and oily food. Fish is good than other non-vegetarian food.

3.         Sleep for 8 hours a day, this count
should complete before sun rising .
4.         Stop smoking.
5.         Genetic problems, we can not avoid but we can get away form it by having regular checkups.
6.         Find a way to get relived from the stress (Yoga, Meditation? etc).


So I urge you all to please avoid getting into this situation, it is in your hands to turn the situation up side down, by just planning / changing your life style, by following simple  points above.
Because life is wealth and GOD gives you life only once. I pray to GOD that no one should face this situation.

Wish you a healthier life.  

 

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Fri 6 Apr 2007


Blood groups 'can be converted'
 
Supplies of blood are always stretched

Scientists have developed a way of converting one blood group into another.

The technique potentially enables blood from groups A, B and AB to be converted into group O negative, which can be safely transplanted into any patient.

The method, which makes use of newly discovered enzymes, may help relieve shortages of blood for transfusions.

The work, led by the University of Copenhagen, is reported in the journal Nature Biotechnology.
Using incompatible blood during a transfusion can put a patient's life in danger.

The blood cells of people with group A and B blood contain one of two different sugar molecules - known as antigens - which can trigger an immune system response.
People with AB blood have both types of molecule, while those with group O blood have neither.
People produce antibodies against the antigens they lack.

This means groups A, B and AB can only be given to patients with compatible blood, while O - as long as it is rhesus negative - can be given to anyone.
The new technique works by using bacterial enzymes to cut sugar molecules from the surface of red blood cells.

After a search of 2,500 fungi and bacteria the researchers discovered two bacteria - Elizabethkingia meningosepticum and Bacterioides fragilis - which contained potentially useful enzymes.

They found that enzymes from both bacteria were able to remove both A and B antigens from red blood cells.

Trials needed

However, they say that patient trials will be needed before the conversion method can be used in hospitals.
Writing in the same journal, blood experts Geoff Daniels, of the Bristol Institute for Transfusion Sciences, and Stephen Withers, of the University of British Columbia, Canada, welcome the research.

They said the use of enzymes to convert blood group has long been proposed, but has proved to be impractical due to the inefficiency and incompatibility of available enzymes.

However, they say the enzymes discovered in the latest study may finally overcome these problems.

They write: "Their method may enable manufacture of universal red cells, which would substantially reduce pressure on the blood supply."

The new process cannot do anything about another antigen that can trigger an immune response. Blood which carries this antigen is known as rhesus positive.

This means that only rhesus negative blood can be used to create the new type of group O supplies.

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