Sat 7 Jul 2018

If You share this, you may save at least one life. Let's say it's 6: 15 p. m. and you're driving home (alone of course), after an unusually hard day on the job. You're really tired, upset and frustrated.

Suddenly, you start experiencing severe pain in your chest that starts to radiate out into your arm and up into your jaw. You are only about five miles from the hospital nearest your home; unfortunately you don't know if you'll be able to make it that far.

What can you do? You've been trained in CPR but the guy that taught the course neglected to tell you how to perform it on yourself. Since many people are alone when they suffer a heart attack, this article seemed to be in order.

Without help, the person whose heart stops beating properly and who begins to feel faint, has only about 10 seconds left before losing consciousness.

However, these victims can help themselves by coughing repeatedly and very vigorously. A deep breath should be taken before each cough. The cough must be deep and prolonged, as when producing sputum from deep inside the chest. And a cough must be repeated about every 2 seconds without let up until help arrives, or until the heart is felt to be beating normally again.

Deep breaths get oxygen into the lungs and coughing movements squeeze the heart and keep the blood circulating. The squeezing pressure on the heart also helps it regain normal rhythm. In this way, heart attack victims can get to a hospital. Tell as many other people as possible about this, it could save their lives!

From Health Cares, Rochester General Hospital via Chapter 240s newsletter AND THE BEAT GOES ON . . . (reprint from The Mended Hearts, Inc. publication, Heart Response)

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Fri 6 Jul 2018

Medical Info: Cancer 

Please note the following :

Not all cancers are the same. 1/3 is curable. 1/3 is preventable.

2 factors of cancer that may not be controlled are Age & Family History 

Causes of Cancer 

1.Smoking is very often the main cause of cancer.

It kills us silently and drains money from us quietly. There're 4,000 harmful chemicals (though in diluted form) in one stick of cigarette. Taking one puff is 600 times worse than inhaling exhaust fumes from vehicles.

2.Some foods that cause cancer is :

a.Barbecued Food

b.Deep Fried Food

c.Overheating Meat

d.Food that is high in fat causes our bile to secrete acid that contains a chemical which is a promoter of cancer cells.

e.Food that contains preservatives, too much salt or nitrates, e.g. canned food, salted egg & veggies, sausages, etc.

f. Overnight Rice (where Aflatoxin is accumulated)

g.Food that is low in fibre : Our body needs 25gm of both soluble & insoluble fibre daily. We must drink at least 1.5 litres of plain water a day.

h.Contaminated Food (e.g. moulded bread causes our body to secrete toxins that may eventually lead to liver cancer in the long run. Never eat bread that is kept in room temperature for more than 2 days especially in a humid weather.)

3.Types of fat and which is the best?

Highly Recommended for Health :

a.Olive Oil - It does not absorb in our body.

b.Fish Oil - Omega 3 (contained in NI's Circulates) has poly-unsaturated fat. It's good for our brain cells.

c.Peanut Oil - It contains Vitamin E. A small dosage is recommended only.

4.Not Recommended for Health

a.Vegetable Fat - Palm oil is worse than coconut oil. It is high in cholesterol and highly unsaturated.

b.Coconut Oil - It has saturated fat.

5.Specific Food & Beverages

a.Egg when eaten too much can cause High Colon Cancer, Risk Ovary Cancer, Prostate Cancer.

b.Cabbage is highly recommended for health reason.

c.Tomato is best eaten raw with a bit of olive oil for better absorption. Other alternative is to take tomato sauce.

d.Coffee is good because it contains 2 anti-oxidants. Inhale coffee aroma for half each day is equivalent to eating 2 oranges a day. However, the residue of over-burned coffee is extremely bad for health. It can cause cancer.

e.Tea, as long as it is in its original tealeaves and not processed into BOH or Lipton packets, it is good for health. Tea contains 30 anti-oxidants. Recommended dosage is 2-3 cups a day.

Exercise and be Fit 

Have a balanced lifestyle. Exercise regularly.

F: Frequency: 3 to 5 times a week.

I : Intensity: Exercise till we sweat and breath deeply.

T: Types of exercises : Find one that suits our age, lifestyle...

Have Regular Check-up. Once we reach the age of 45 & above, it is recommended that we go for regular comprehensive health examination.

Early detection may save lives.

 

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Tue 6 Jul 2010

Health Tips - 10 Reasons to Stop Smoking Now

Thinking about quitting smoking? Wondering if it really matters? Here are just 10 of the many health benefits that start the day you stop.

1. Do It for Your Family Your spouse and your children will be less likely to die from lung cancer or heart disease. If you think you're the only one who benefits from your quitting, think again.

Environmental tobacco smoke kills spouses and children by increasing their risk of lung cancer and heart disease even if they never smoked. Your quitting can save their lives.

2. Do It for Your Children Women who want to have a baby have even more reasons to quit. Women who smoke are more likely to have a stillborn child or an infant who dies from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Quitting will increase the amount of oxygen your baby will get, increase the chance your baby's lungs will work well, have fewer asthma and wheezing problems, and improve your baby's chances of being born healthy, instead of too early.

3. Do It for Your Skin Fewer wrinkles. The Surgeon General doesn't usually talk about wrinkles, but his most recent report on smoking concludes that studies show that smokers have more facial wrinkles.

4. Do It for Your Eyes If you stop smoking, you are less likely to become blind. You will be less likely to ever develop cataracts, a major cause of blindness. And quitting may also decrease your risk of macular degeneration, another frequent cause of blindness.

5. Do It for Your Mood You might think that smoking is relaxing, but think again. Research shows that women who smoke are more depressed and more anxious. Adolescents who smoke are more likely to have phobias or be anxious as adults. So, quitting may make you happier as well as healthier.

6. Do It for the Money! Think of all the money you'll save by giving up smoking. A good strategy is to put aside the money you save every day, and use it to buy something special to reward yourself for quitting. (Don't wait too long -- rewards every few days or every week will help you maintain your will power.)

7. Do It for Your Heart Women who smoke are more than twice as likely as other women to have a heart attack. Your risk of having a heart attack increases with the number of cigarettes you smoked, so stopping today makes a difference.

8. Do It for Your Lungs You know that smoking causes lung cancer, but did you know that lung cancer kills more women than any other cancer -- and that nine out of ten are linked to smoking? The numbers of women dying of lung cancer have increased by 600% since 1950, as the number of women smokers has increased. The sooner you stop smoking, the less likely you are to get lung cancer.

9. Do It for Your Life You'll live longer -- much longer! Women who die of a smoking-related disease lose, on average, 14.5 years of life. Even if you have trouble quitting, reducing the number of cigarettes could save your life. And women who stop smoking entirely can get many of those years back -- improving the chances that you will live to enjoy your grandchildren and even great grandchildren.

10. Just Do It! There are other benefits too -- for example, quitting smoking will cut your risk of stroke dramatically and lower your risk of bladder cancer and hip fractures. If the health benefits don't do it for you, think about this: wouldn't it be great to avoid that pathetic feeling of standing outside alone in the pouring rain or hand-numbing cold, grabbing that last smoke before going back to work?

The best day in your life could be the day you stop.

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Mon 1 Dec 2008

The Aids virus was created in a laboratory - Based on the theories of Dr William Campbell Douglass, many believe that that HIV was genetically engineered in 1974 by the World Health Organisation. Dr Douglass believed that it was a cold-blooded attempt to create a killer virus which was then used in a successful experiment in Africa. Others have claimed that it was created by the CIA or the KGB as a means to reduce world population.

Picture: WELLCOME TRUSTS FOR HUMAN GENETICS

Source - telegraph.co.uk

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Tue 14 Oct 2008

Arthur Ashe, the legendary Wimbledon player was dying of AIDS which he got due to infected blood he received during a heart surgery in 1983.
During his battle with AIDS, one of his fans asked,
"Why does God have to select you for such a bad disease?"
Ashe replied,
"The world over — 50,000,000 children start playing tennis, 5,000,000 learn to play tennis, 500,000 learn professional tennis, 50,000 come to the circuit, 5,000 reach the Grand Slam, 50 reach Wimbledon, 4 to the semifinals, 2 to the finals. When I was holding a cup, I never asked God 'Why me?'
And today in pain I should not be asking God, 'Why me?'"
......

Happiness keeps u sweet,
trials keep u strong,
sorrow keeps u human,
failure keeps u humble and 
success keeps u glowing.

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