Sunday, December 13, 2009

Cell Phone Radiation: Safe or not ?

Four billion people around the globe own cell phones. As the market for new devices has grown, so have concerns about the safety of cell phone radiation.
Recent studies find significantly higher risks for brain and salivary gland tumors among people using cell phones for 10 years or longer. The state of the science is provocative and troubling, and much more research is essential.
We are still using our cell phones, but we also believe that until scientists know much more about cell phone radiation, it’s smart for consumers to buy phones with the lowest emissions.
The U.S. government ought to require cell phone companies to label their products’ radiation output so that consumers can do the numbers at the point of sale.
EWG has created this user-friendly interactive online guide to cell phone emissions, covering over 1,000 phones currently on the market. You should check out there before buying any.

Source: Environmental Working Group

Find more:
Cell Phones: Invisible Hazards in the Wireless Age: An Insider's Alarming Discoveries About Cancer and Genetic Damage
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Cellular Phones, Public Fears, and a Culture of Precaution

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Men' Life: No More Viagra Please...

Men's health are most common topic to be discussed when we talk about safety and healthy issue in general. Your sexual life almost reflect your family living happiness. As a man, I believe we're in disaster when your sexual function not being well.

Latest researchers were able to restore sexual function to rabbits with damaged penises by growing new penile tissue in the lab and implanting it, a new study reports.
Though a human application is a ways off, researchers say the technique could one day be used to treat severe erectile dysfunction in men.

"We were able to show the tissue was able to integrate and function in the long term, which means we can start planning clinical applications [in humans]," said Dr. Anthony Atala, director of the Institute for Regenerative Medicine at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and senior author of the study. "Our hope is to be able to treat patients with many conditions, including congenital abnormalities of the penis, traumatic injuries, penile cancer and severe cases of erectile dysfunction that don't benefit from drug treatments."The study is published in the Nov. 9 online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

The penis is a complex organ, with nerve, muscle and vascular cells all needing to work together to achieve and maintain an erection. During an erection, smooth muscle tissue relaxes, allowing blood to flow into the penis. Endothelial cells, which line blood vessels, trigger the process by releasing nitric oxide.

In the study, the researchers extracted smooth muscle cells and endothelial cells from the animals' penises. The cells were then separated and grown in the laboratory on rod-shaped collagen scaffolds for support. The scaffold was placed in an incubator and nourished by fluids to mimic conditions inside the body, Atala said. After the cells had matured, the scaffolding and the newly formed penile spongy tissue, called corpora cavernosa, was surgically implanted into the rabbits' penises. About a month later, the tissue began to reconstitute itself, forming new blood vessel structures necessary for proper functioning, while nerves from the existing penile tissue integrated into the new tissue. In time, Atala said, the collagen structure was reabsorbed, and the cells built their own collagen structure.

In the treated rabbits, tests showed that pressure inside the penis, a key component of an erection, was normal. Other tests showed that blood flow, response to nitric oxide, drainage of the blood after the erection and presence of sperm in the female vagina were also normal. The tissue engineering worked so well that four of 12 females were impregnated by the repaired rabbits, according to the study.

Dr. Andrew McCullough, director of male sexual health, fertility and microsurgery at NYU Langone Medical Center, said the results are promising.
"It has a long way to go, but the researchers have basically shown they can take cells from an organ, culture them, put them back in and have them be functional," McCullough said. "This is especially impressive because the penis is an organ that's a very sensitive hydraulic pump, so to speak. During an erection, blood has to flow into the organ. The organ then has to expand and then shut down the drainage so the blood doesn't flow back out. And all of these things are very interrelated."

Better treatments for erectile dysfunction are badly needed, McCullough added. About 35 percent of men don't respond to impotence drugs, including Viagra, Cialis and Levitra. As men age, diabetes, high cholesterol and hypertension -- all conditions that can affect male sexual function -- can worsen, making the drugs less effective.

In previous research, the Wake Forest researchers engineered human bladders in the lab. In clinical trials, about 30 children and adults with congenital bladder abnormalities or bladder injuries who were treated with the engineered tissue showed normal or improved bladder function for nearly 10 years, Atala said. Other researchers have shown some success in clinical trials with transplanting windpipe tissue.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

New Safer Inflatable Seat Belts

Ford recently has announced the industry’s first inflatable seat belts for back-seat passengers. The technology is designed to provide five times the protection of a conventional belt especially kids and seniors who are more vulnerable to serious injury during a crash.

The belt looks, feels and functions just like the ones we're use now. The system deploys when the front or side curtain airbags are activated. It will takes about 40 milliseconds to inflate and is good for one use.

The new system are planned to be appear as an option when the next-gen 2011 Explorer begins production next year.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Dying in Expensive Way!

Smoking become a habit for most people. In 2002, WHO's statistic shows about a third of the male adult global population smokes. It's doesn't stop there. Among young teens (aged 13 to 15), about one in five smokes worldwide. Where's between 80,000 and 100,000 children worldwide start smoking every day - roughly half of whom live in Asia.

Smoking is a costly habit in one or more reason. In Malaysia, since last several years, goverment continuesly increasing taxes on cigarettes. Even a cheaper brand, a box of 20 cigaretts cost about $7 to $12. Easily you can estimate to save up to $180 monthly. But the cost always increasing as you're craving more and more to smoke.
The most 'expensive' value that smokers to consider is health. Not only their own health but their child, family members and people around them which may effected by smoke from the cigaretts. Words in written campaign always neglected. Giving very less impact as we always run out of time to read and understand it. Let's watch the video and be understand why we MUST STOP SMOOKING and save our live:

Personal budget and health issue are not strong enought to influence people to quit smoking. They still believe cigarett are not the 'evil'. Most country launch their campaign throughtout printed and electronic media. This is a way to educate people on the street. We can see the result, but still far from the target. One of the A survey in the UK found about half of smokers think that smoking "can't really be all that dangerous, or the Government wouldn't let cigarettes be advertised".

Through advertising, tobacco firms try to link smoking with athletic prowess, sexual attractiveness, success, adult sophistication, adventure and self-fulfilment. It's seem to compete goverment and NGO's anti smoking campaign.

Multinational tobacco firm invest a huge money to run their ads.In 1997, the tobacco industry's spending on advertising in the United States was about $15 million a day ($5.7 billion for the year). A survey carried out in 1998 found that tobacco companies were among the top 10 advertisers in 18 out of 66 countries surveyed.

It's seem a good investment to them. After the entry of foreign multinational tobacco firms into Japan, the Republic of Korea and Thailand, youth and female smoking rose significantly. One British survey found that nearly 99% of women did not know of the link between smoking and cervical cancer. One survey found that 60% of Chinese adults did not know that smoking can cause lung cancer while 96% were unaware it can cause heart disease. Here we can see the goverment and NGO need to play a bigest role to built people awareness .

Recently many country start to band cigarett advertisements. But tobacco industry has changed the way it advertises. Now, only 10% of advertising expenditure goes to print and outdoor advertisements, while more than half goes to promotional allowances and items, such as t-shirts for young people or lighters and key rings. The war still goes on... to QUIT SMOKING!

Smokers know how hard to quit smoking. Sometimes it's not easy as we say. They need some 'tool' and moral support too. Let's take a break and watch this video try to understand the challanges they face to quit smooking.

Do you willing to quit smoking now? Do you have enought energy to throwout your bad habit? There's many way to help and guide you in quit smooking. Tips, guide and treatment you may find out out there. But be passion to choose a good one for your selve.

NRT or Nircotine Replacement Therapy is one of anti- smoking treatment that has been in use for the past couple of years. It tries to confront smoking and its effects by introducing nicotine into the body. Therefore, NRT actually fights nicotine with nicotine. Some of the forms of NRT include nicotine gum, inhalers and patches. Some cases were reported pation facing some side-effects that arise with absolutely no relief from smoking.

There's another way to stop smoking. VitoHerbs has came up with NicoNot, herbal solution in helping you against smoking. NicoNot comprises of the finest herbs that work on eliminating the withdrawal symptoms that lead smokers to return to smoking. It's works on the same receptors in the brain that nicotine binds to when inhaled during smoking. NicoNot, thus, stabilizes the system and prevents it from having setbacks of craving and withdrawal.

Friday, June 12, 2009

You Click, DiGi pay RM5.00

Dear Friends!

Majlis Kanser Nasional (MAKNA) or
National Cancer Council is a non-profit organization registered under the Malaysian Register of Societies on 10th November 1994 and officially launched on 30th March 1995. They do many things; all about cancer.
MAKNA set much programs in helping and supporting those having cancer, recovering from cancer and programs that to build up a new life after the pasion recovering from cancers. MAKNA receiving a govermen grant as their major fund. Beside of that MAKNA has set up public awarenes programs as to get donation from the peivate company and public.

Recently, MAKNA in collaboration with DiGi Telecommunications has started a new campaign. We invite you to click the link below, click on "Save Now", in STEP 1 select HEALTH & click MAKNA as your favorite charity and then register yourself.

Each registration would lend MAKNA RM5.00, donated by DiGi to MAKNA. DiGi will donate upon your support, don't wait, just click, rest of the instructions are self explanatory

Or click banner below:

This campaign is open for just 1 month effective 1 June, 2009 and open in Malaysia only.



Saturday, May 30, 2009

Laughter is Free Medicine

People likes to laugh. .
We share fun and jokes with others. The reason is that simple, it's an enjoyment and rise your happiness. When laughter is shared, it binds people together and increases happiness and intimacy.

But, the fact behind that you may don't realise; humor and laughter strengthen your immune system, boost your energy, diminish pain and protect you from the damaging effects of stress.

“Your sense of humor is one of the most powerful tools you have to make certain that your daily mood and emotional state support good health.”

Psychologically, humor and laughter lightens your burdens, releave stress, pain and conflic leaving your musle to relax up to 45 minutes. Decreases stress hormones and increases immune cells and antibodies, thus improving your resistance to disease.

Laughter triggers the release of endorphins which promote an overall sense of well-being and improves the function of blood vessels and increases blood flow. This shall help you protect against a heart attack and other cardiovascular problems.

Now we know laughter benefit for the physical and emotional health. Seems like a natural medicine. And the best of all, this priceless medicine is fun, free and easy of use!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Sex and Health Benefits

When we talk about 'sex', people will think about love making, emotional intimacy and having great pleasure with their partner. Generally people don't ever think the relation of sex activities and health benefit especially for woman.

Do you know people who having sex once or twice a week regularly get a boost to their immune system? Dr Carl Charnetski and Frank Brennan, of Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, find the relation between sex and immunoglobulin A (IgA) levels. IgA is the first line of defence against colds and flu.

Sex's almost related to physical activities. It's simply mean burn calories. If says four calories per minutes then it shall be a part of your excersice regime!

Studies find levels of the oxytocin hormone surge up to five times their normal level right before orgasm. Oxytocin are well known counteracts the effects of cortisol, the stress hormone. Less stress means increased immunity,faster recovery and promotes happiness.

In 2001 a study by researchers at Queens University in Belfast found that men who had sex three times a week or more reduced their risk of heart attack and stroke by half.

Let's do what we can to prevent the reduction of sexual desire and learn to tap its full potential for health and happiness.

Drive Him Wild...Never Forget You

Boost Men's Endurance and Vitality

Friday, March 20, 2009

Condoms Could Endanger Public Health

Pope Benedict argued
that distribution of condoms aggravated the problem, rather than helping to contain the virus. He believes marital fidelity and sexual abstinence are the best way to prevent the spread of HIV.

France's foreign ministry said condoms were fundamental to prevention.

German ministers said it was irresponsible to withhold family planning from the poorest of the poor.

Campaigners say condoms are one of the few methods proven to stop the spread of HIV.

Me says, condoms may good for family planning. But in the subject of HIV/Aids control, you should go back to religion. My believe is almost of the religion do not agreed free sex. One of the great factor in spreading HIV/Aids shall be eliminated while you stick to your partner.