Friday, August 18, 2006

STROKE: Remember The 1st Three Letters...
A Stroke can be really dangerous if you don't realize you've had one at the right time. Make sure you know these points so that you are safe, no matter what

During a BBQ, a friend stumbled and took a little fall - she assured everyone that she was fine (they offered to call paramedics) and just tripped over a brick because of her new shoes. They got her cleaned up and got her a new plate of food - while she appeared a bit shaken up, Ingrid went about enjoying herself the rest of the evening. Ingrid's husband called later telling everyone that his wife had been taken to the hospital - (at
6:00pm, Ingrid passed away.) She had suffered a stroke at the BBQ. Had they known how to identify the signs of a stroke, perhaps Ingrid would be with us today. Some don't die. They end up in a helpless, hopeless condition instead.

It only takes a minute to read this...

A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke...totally. He said the trick was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed, and then getting the patient medically cared for within 3 hours, which is tough.


Thank God for the sense to remember the "3" steps, STR . Read and Learn!

Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke victim may suffer severe brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke.
Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions:

*Ask the individual to SMILE.
*Ask the person to TALK . to SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE
(Coherently) (i.e. . . It is sunny out today)
*Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS .
{NOTE: Another 'sign' of a stroke is this: Ask the person to 'stick' out their tongue... if the tongue is 'crooked', if it goes to one side or the other that is also an indication of a stroke}

If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call for assistance immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006



A number of benign and malignant tumours occur in the lungs but the primary lung cancer, commonly termed bronchogenic carcinoma, is the most common. The lung is also the commonest site for metastasis from carcinomas and sarcomas. A histologic classification of various benign and malignant tumours of lungs as recommended by the World Health Organisation

It is the most common primary malignant tumour in men inindustrialised nations and accounts for nearly one-third of all cancer deaths in both sexes. Currently, the incidence in females in the United States has already exceeded breast cancer as a cause of death in women. Cancer of the lung is a disease of middle and late life with peak incidence in 5th to 7th decades, after which there is gradual fall in its incidence.


1. Smoking
2. Atmospheric pollution
3. Occupational causes
4. Dietary factors
5. Genetic factors
6. Chronic Scarring

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Hoodia is considered a Magic Pill in the Weight Loss Industry

Hoodia Gordonii is a cactus found in the Kalahari Desert. The use of Hoodia has been long known by the indigenous populations of Southern Africa, who infrequently use these plants for treating indigestion and small infections.
But scientifically Hoodia Gordonii has an ingredient called P57 which is used in treating obesity. The molecular P57 is believed to be responsible for curbing ones appetite.
But consumers should be careful in picking the authentic hoodia from the market as there seems to be a lot of companies which are illegal.
So far, there is no negative report against hoodia. Hoodia is considered to be safe but its always a good practice to consult your doctor before picking up hoodia.
For those who are concerned about reducing weight, my serious advice is to learn tactics to speed up your metabolism rate. Its a healthier and cleaner way to loose weight.