HOW TO SURVIVE A HEART ATTACK ALONE 
CANCER
Microwave ovens users
Pink Eye / viral conjunctivitis
How to Release Tension
Tips - 10 Reasons to Stop Smoking Now
HOW TO SURVIVE A HEART ATTACK ALONE If everyone who gets this sends it to 10 people, you can bet that we'll 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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************ Medical Info: CANCER Please note the following : CANCER : Not all cancers are the same. 1/3 is curable. 1/3 is preventable. 2 factors of cancer that cannot 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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************ Subject: Microwave ovens users: Please read this!!! Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2003 20:25:28 +0500 To all who use microwave ovens: Please read this!!! An article sent on the net - My 26-year old son decided to have a cup of coffee. He took a cup of water and put it in the microwave to heat it up (something that he had done numerous times before). I am not sure how long he set the timer for, but he told me he wanted to bring the water to a boil. When the timer shut the oven off, he removed the cup from the oven. As he looked into the cup, he noted that the water was not boiling, but instantly the water in the cup "blew up" into his face. The cup remained intact until he threw it out of his hand but all the water had flown out into his face due to the build up of energy. His whole face is blistered and he has 1st and 2nd degree burns to his face which may leave scarring. He also may have lost partial sight in his left eye. While at the hospital, the doctor who was attending to him stated that this is fairly common occurrence and water (alone) should never be heated in a microwave oven. If water is heated in this manner, something should be placed in the cup to diffuse the energy such as a wooden stir stick, tea bag, etc. It is however a much safer choice to boil the water in a tea kettle. Please pass this information on to friends and family. General Electric's response: Thanks for contacting us, Mr. Williams. I will be happy to assist you. The e-mail that you received is correct. Microwaved water and other liquids do not always bubble when they reach the boiling point. They can actually get superheated and not bubble at all. The superheated liquid will bubble up out of the cup when it is moved or when something like a spoon or tea bag is put into it. To prevent this from happening and causing injury, do not heat any liquid for more than two minutes per cup. After heating, let the cup stand in the microwave for thirty seconds before moving it or adding anything into it. I hope this helps. Here is what our local science teacher had to say on the matter: "Thanks for the microwave warning. I have seen this happen before. It is caused by a phenomenon known as super heating. It can occur anytime water is heated and will particularly occur if the vessel that the water is heated in is new, or when heating a small amount of water (less than half a cup). What happens is that the water heats faster than the vapor bubbles can form. If the cup is very new then it is unlikely to have small surface scratches inside it that provide a place for the bubbles to form. As the bubbles cannot form and release some of the heat that has built up, the liquid does not boil, and the liquid continues to heat up well past its boiling point. What then usually happens is that the liquid is bumped or jarred, which is just enough of a shock to cause the bubbles to rapidly form and expel the hot liquid. The rapid formation of bubbles is also why a carbonated beverage spews when opened after having been shaken."
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************ Subject : Pink Eye / viral conjunctivitis Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2003 01:15:36 -0700 (PDT) Dear All, Here is some basic information about the rampant eye infection called- "pink eye" or viral conjunctivitis What is "pink eye" or viral conjunctivitis? Currently, city wide we are experiencing an epidemic of "pink eye" or viral conjunctivitis. The symptoms of this eye disease are: Sudden onset of redness Sensitivity to light, swelling of eyelids, Excessive tearing or clear discharge in one or both eyes. Many times the symptoms begin in one eye with subsequent involvement of the other eye. Often there is a history of exposure to someone with similar symptoms or a history of a recent upper respiratory infection, symptoms of which include flu, mild fever, runny nose or sore throat. How does "pink eye" spread? "Pink eye" is a very common eye infection that spreads from one person to another. The virus is transferred by way of secretions from the eye and nose and transferred to inanimate surfaces like desks and door handles. The virus can live on these surfaces for up to 40 days. Individuals who touch these contaminated surfaces and then touch their eyes are likely to become infected. What can I do to avoid getting the infection or spreading it to others? The best way to avoid infection is to practice frequent hand washing. If you have "pink eye", avoid touching your eyes and touching other surfaces likes chairs, desks, keyboards, doorknobs etc. Practice frequent hand washing If you wipe your eyes with a tissue, dispose of the tissue immediately. Do not leave it on other surfaces. You will likely be contagious for 7-10 days. Do I need antibiotics for this type of conjunctivitis? Very often, people believe this is a bacterial infection and requires antibiotics. This is not true. The problem is viral and gets better on its own. You can use any brand of artificial tears to keep the eyes lubricated. You can use these drops as frequently as needed to keep your eyes comfortable Very rarely, vision is noted to change around 2 or more weeks after the initial onset of symptoms. Should this occur, you should be seen in the eye clinic promptly so that appropriate treatment can be started. The most important measure you can take to avoid getting the infection and passing it on to others is TO PRACTICE FREQUENT HAND WASHING. At home try to AVOID SHARING TOWELS AND PILLOWCASES. Also IF YOU KNOW THAT SOMEONE WITH CONJUNCTIVITIS HAS TOUCHED OTHER SURFACES, CLEAN THEM WHENEVER POSSIBLE WITH A HOSPITAL DISINFECTANT, METHYLATED SPIRIT OR ALCOHOL WIPE.
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************ How to Release Tension 1. Walk barefooted over grass 15-20 minutes in the morning. 2. Take long breaths while walking . 3. Dont sit idle otherwise u'll think .Always Do something if you are in a habit of contious thinking . 4. Go out to meet your friends & relatives or invite them at your home. 5. Smile while talking .It will release a lot of tension & the other person will also feel good. 6. Try to cut soft jokes while talking but dont ever hurt anyone. 7. Drink more water & juices & less other drinks.pepsi/cook not at all.They are highly harmful for stomach & nerve cells. 8. Avoid Dishes with too much spices. 9. Before going to bed make your mind that you wont think about anything. If you still have a thought quit thinking as soon as possible.Keep it in your mind " its time for rest just forget other things" 10. According to a research Religious people(Practical Believers not so called believers) take less tension as compare to worldly persons.So Being a Muslim try to perform compulsory (ferz) things & u'll fell much better in few days.
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************ 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. N STOP SMOKE COZ SOMEONE CARES 4 u..... otherwise
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