Sunday, October 25, 2009

Brain - Blood clot

Brain is the control system of the human body, Image a situation in which it fails to control... !!!! Feels bad isnt it.

But sometimes it does fail to control b
ecause of some reasons. I am trying to put in some information when such thing can happen and what precaution we should take at that point in time.

STROKE: Remember The 1st Three Letters... S.T.R .

My friend sent this to me and encouraged me to post it and spread the word. I agree. If everyone can remember something this simple, we could save some folks.

During a party, a friend stumbled and took a little fall - she assured everyone that she was fine and just tripped over a brick because of her new shoes. (they offered to call ambulance)

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 party . 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.

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 :

S * Ask the individual to SMILE ..
T * = TALK. Ask the person to SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently) (eg 'It is sunny out today').
R * Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS .

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

NOTE : Another 'sign' of a stroke is
1. Ask the person to 'stick' out their tongue.
2. If the tongue is 'crooked', if it goes to one side or the other that is also an indication of a stroke

Water requirement for the human body

How much water do we need for the body ?

Well the answer for this depends entirely on the weight of your body.
I am trying to collate some useful information which I have found across...

Water is an important structural component of skin cartilage, tissues and organs. For human beings, every part of the body is dependent on water. Our body comprises about 75% water: the brain has 85%, blood is 90%, muscles are 75%, kidney is 82% and bones are 22% water. The functions of our glands and organs will eventually deteriorate if they are not nourished with good, clean water.

The average adult loses about 2.5 litres water daily through perspiration, breathing and elimination. Symptoms of the body's deterioration begins to appear when the body loses 5% of its total water volume. In a healthy adult, this is seen as fatigue and general discomfort, whereas for an infant, it can be dehydrating. In an elderly person, a 5% water loss causes the body chemistry to become abnormal, especially if the percentage of electrolytes is overbalanced with sodium.One can usually see symptoms of aging, such as wrinkles, lethargy and even disorientation. Continuous water loss over time will speed up aging as well as increase risks of diseases.

If your body is not sufficiently hydrated, the cells will draw water from your bloodstream, which will make your heart work harder. At the same time, the kidneys cannot purify blood effectively. When this happens, some of the kidney's workload is passed on to the liver and other organs, which may cause them to be severely stressed. Additionally, you may develop a number of minor health conditions such as constipation, dry and itchy skin, acne, nosebleeds, urinary tract infection, coughs, sneezing, sinus pressure, and headaches.
So, how much water is enough for you? The minimum amount of water you need depends on your body weight. A more accurate calculation, is to drink an ounce of water for every two pounds of body weight.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Banana and its health benefits

Banana is considered as the complete fruit with its ability to provide many health benefits.

I am trying to list out some of the benefits here....

Bananas contain three natural sugars - sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber. A banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy.

Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder the banana is the number one fruit with the world's leading athletes.

But energy isn't the only way a banana can help us keep fit. It can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making it a must to add to our daily diet.

Depression: According to a recent survey undertaken by MIND amongst people suffering from depression, many felt much better after eating a banana. This is because bananas contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, known to make you relax, improve your mood and generally make you feel happier.

PMS: Forget the pills - eat a banana. The vitamin B6 it contains regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood.

Anemia: High in iron, bananas can stimulate the production of hemoglobin in the blood and so helps in cases of anemia.

Blood Pressure: This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium yet low in salt, making it perfect to beat blood pressure. So much so, the US Food and Drug Administration has just allowed the banana industry to make official claims for the fruit's ability to reduce the risk of blood pressure and stroke.

Brain Power: 200 students at a Twickenham (Middlesex) school ( England ) were helped through their exams this year by eating bananas at breakfast, break, and lunch in a bid to boost their brain power. Research has shown that the potassium-packed fruit can assist learning by making pupils more alert.

Constipation: High in fiber, including bananas in the diet can help restore normal bowel action, helping to overcome the problem without resorting to laxatives.

Hangovers: One of the quickest ways of curing a hangover is to make a banana milkshake, sweetened with honey. The banana calms the stomach and, with the help of the honey, builds up depleted blood sugar levels, while the milk soothes and re-hydrates your system.

Heartburn: Bananas have a natural antacid effect in the body, so if you suffer from heartburn, try eating a banana for soothing relief.

Morning Sickness: Snacking on bananas between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness.

Mosquito bites: Before reaching for the insect bite cream, try rubbing the affected area with the inside of a banana skin. Many people find it amazingly successful at reducing swelling and irritation.

Nerves: Bananas are high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system.

Overweight and at work? Studies at the Institute of Psychology in Austria found pressure at work leads to gorging on comfort food like chocolate and chips. Looking at 5,000 hospital patients, researchers found the most obese were more likely to be in high-pressure jobs. The report concluded that, to avoid panic-induced food cravings, we need to control our blood sugar levels by snacking on high carbohydrate foods every two hours to keep levels steady.

Ulcers: The banana is used as the dietary food against intestinal disorders because of its soft texture and smoothness. It is the only raw fruit that can be eaten without distress in over-chronicler cases. It also neutralizes over-acidity and reduces irritation by coating the lining of the stomach.

Temperature control: Many other cultures see bananas as a "cooling" fruit that can lower both the physical and emotional temperature of expectant mothers. In Thailand , for example, pregnant women eat bananas to ensure their baby is born with a cool temperature.

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): Bananas can help SAD sufferers because they contain the natural mood enhancer tryptophan.

Smoking &Tobacco Use: Bananas can also help people trying to give up smoking.. The B6, B12 they contain, as well as the potassium and magnesium found in them, help the body recover from the effects of nicotine withdrawal..

Stress: Potassium is a vital mineral, which helps normalize the heartbeat, sends oxygen to the brain and regulates your body's water balance. When we are stressed, our metabolic rate rises, thereby reducing our potassium levels.. These can be rebalanced with the help of a high-potassium banana snack..

Strokes: According to research in The New England Journal of Medicine, eating bananas as part of a regular diet can cut the risk of death by strokes by as much as 40%!

Warts: Those keen on natural alternatives swear that if you want to kill off a wart, take a piece of banana skin and place it on the wart, with the yellow side out. Carefully hold the skin in place with a plaster or surgical tape!

So, a banana really is a natural remedy for many ills. When you compare it to an apple, it has four times the protein, twice the carbohydrate, three times the phosphorus, five times the vitamin A and iron, and twice the other vitamins and minerals. It is also rich in potassium and is one of the best value foods around So maybe its time to change that well-known phrase so that we say, "A banana a day keeps the doctor away!"

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Fantastic Natural Phenomena

The classical natural wonders are huge and hard to miss - vast canyons, giant mountains and the like. Many of the most fantastic natural phenomena, however, are also least easy to spot. Some are incredibly rare while others are located in hard-to-reach parts of the planet. From moving rocks to mammoth clouds and red tides to fire rainbows, here are seven of the most spectacular phenomenal wonders of the natural world.

1. Fire Rainbows

A circumhorizontal fire rainbow arc occurs at a rare confluence of right time and right place for the sun and certain clouds. Crystals within the clouds refract light into the various visible waves of the spectrum but only if they are arrayed correctly relative to the ground below. Due to the rarity with which all of these events happen in conjunction with one another, there are relatively few remarkable photos of this phenomena.

2. Mammoth clouds

True to their ominous appearance, mammoth clouds are often harbingers of a coming storm or other extreme weather system. Typically composed primarily of ice, they can extend for hundreds of miles in each direction and individual formations can remain visibly static for ten to fifteen minutes at a time. While they may appear foreboding they are merely the messengers - appearing around, before or even after severe weather.

3. Ice Circles

While many see these apparently perfect ice circles as worthy of conspiracy theorizing, scientists generally accept that they are formed by eddies in the water that spin a sizable piece of ice in a circular motion. As a result of this rotation, other pieces of ice and flotsam wear relatively evenly at the edges of the ice until it slowly forms into an essentially ideal circle. Ice circles have been seen with diameters of over 500 feet and can also at times be found in clusters and groups at different sizes as shown above.

4. Red Tides

Red tides are also known as algal blooms - sudden influxes of massive amounts of colored single-cell algae that can convert entire areas of an ocean or beach into a blood red color. While some of these can be relatively harmless, others can be harbingers of deadly toxins that cause the deaths of fish, birds and marine mammals. In some cases, even humans have been harmed by red tides though no human exposure are known to have been fatal. While they can be fatal, the constituent phytoplankton in ride tides are not harmful in small numbers.

5. Blue Holes

Blue holes are giant and sudden drops in underwater elevation that get their name from the dark and foreboding blue tone they exhibit when viewed from above in relationship to surrounding waters. They can be hundreds of feet deep and while divers are able to explore some of them they are largely devoid of oxygen that would support sea life due to poor water circulation - leaving them eerily empty. Some blue holes, however, contain ancient fossil remains that have been discovered, preserved in their depths.

6. Columnar Basalt

When a thick lava flow cools it contracts vertically but cracks perpendicular to its directional flow with remarkable geometric regularity - in most cases forming a regular grid of remarkable hexagonal extrusions that almost appear to be made by man. One of the most famous such examples is the Giant's Causeway on the coast of Ireland (shown above) though the largest and most widely recognized would be Devil's Tower in Wyoming. Basalt also forms different but equally fascinating ways when eruptions are exposed to air or water.

7. Sailing Stones

The mysterious moving stones of the packed-mud desert of Death Valley have been a center of scientific controversy for decades. Rocks weighing up to hundreds of pounds have been known to move up to hundreds of yards at a time. Some scientists have proposed that a combination of strong winds and surface ice account for these movements. However, this theory does not explain evidence of different rocks starting side by side and moving at different rates and in disparate directions. Moreover, the physics calculations do not fully support this theory as wind speeds of hundreds of miles per hour would be needed to move some of the stones.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

World countries population as on 2008

Listing out the population of different countries across the world as on 2008.

1 China 1,330,044,605
2 India 1,147,995,898
3 United States 303,824,646
4 Indonesia 237,512,355
5 Brazil 196,342,587
6 Pakistan 172,800,051
7 Bangladesh 153,546,901
8 Nigeria 146,255,306
9 Russia 140,702,094
10 Japan 127,288,419
11 Mexico 109,955,400
12 Philippines 96,061,683
13 Vietnam 86,116,559
14 Ethiopia 82,544,838
15 Germany 82,369,548
16 Egypt 81,713,517
17 Turkey 71,892,807
18 Congo (Kinshasa) 66,514,506
19 Iran 65,875,223
20 Thailand 65,493,298
21 France 64,057,790
22 United Kingdom 60,943,912
23 Italy 58,145,321
24 South Africa 48,782,755
25 Korea, South 48,379,392
26 Burma 47,758,181
27 Ukraine 45,994,287
28 Colombia 45,013,674
29 Spain 40,491,051
30 Argentina 40,481,998
31 Sudan 40,218,455
32 Tanzania 40,213,162
33 Poland 38,500,696
34 Kenya 37,953,838
35 Morocco 34,343,219
36 Algeria 33,769,669
37 Canada 33,212,696
38 Afghanistan 32,738,376
39 Uganda 31,367,972
40 Nepal 29,519,114
41 Peru 29,180,899
42 Iraq 28,221,181
43 Saudi Arabia 28,146,657
44 Uzbekistan 27,345,026
45 Venezuela 26,414,815
46 Malaysia 25,274,133
47 Korea, North 23,479,089
48 Ghana 23,382,848
49 Yemen 23,013,376
50 Taiwan 22,920,946
51 Romania 22,246,862
52 Mozambique 21,284,701
53 Sri Lanka 21,128,773
54 Australia 21,007,310
55 Cote d'Ivoire 20,179,602
56 Madagascar 20,042,551
57 Syria 19,747,586
58 Cameroon 18,467,692
59 Netherlands 16,645,313
60 Chile 16,454,143
61 Kazakhstan 15,340,533
62 Burkina Faso 15,264,735
63 Cambodia 14,241,640
64 Malawi 13,931,831
65 Ecuador 13,927,650
66 Niger 13,272,679
67 Guatemala 13,002,206
68 Senegal 12,853,259
69 Angola 12,531,357
70 Mali 12,324,029
71 Zambia 11,669,534
72 Cuba 11,423,952
73 Zimbabwe 11,350,111
74 Greece 10,722,816
75 Portugal 10,676,910
76 Belgium 10,403,951
77 Tunisia 10,383,577
78 Czech Republic 10,220,911
79 Rwanda 10,186,063
80 Serbia 10,159,046
81 Chad 10,111,337
82 Hungary 9,930,915
83 Guinea 9,806,509
84 Belarus 9,685,768
85 Somalia 9,558,666
86 Dominican Republic 9,507,133
87 Bolivia 9,247,816
88 Sweden 9,045,389
89 Haiti 8,924,553
90 Burundi 8,691,005
91 Benin 8,532,547
92 Austria 8,205,533
93 Azerbaijan 8,177,717
94 Honduras 7,639,327
95 Switzerland 7,581,520
96 Bulgaria 7,262,675
97 Tajikistan 7,211,884
98 Israel 7,112,359
99 El Salvador 7,066,403
100 Hong Kong S.A.R. 7,018,636
101 Paraguay 6,831,306
102 Laos 6,677,534
103 Sierra Leone 6,294,774
104 Jordan 6,198,677
105 Libya 6,173,579
106 Papua New Guinea 5,931,769
107 Togo 5,858,673
108 Nicaragua 5,785,846
109 Eritrea 5,502,026
110 Denmark 5,484,723
111 Slovakia 5,455,407
112 Kyrgyzstan 5,356,869
113 Finland 5,244,749
114 Turkmenistan 5,179,571
115 Norway 4,644,457
116 Georgia 4,630,841
117 United Arab Emirates 4,621,399
118 Singapore 4,608,167
119 Bosnia and Herzegovina 4,590,310
120 Croatia 4,491,543
121 Central African Republic 4,444,330
122 Moldova 4,324,450
123 Costa Rica 4,195,914
124 New Zealand 4,173,460
125 Ireland 4,156,119
126 Lebanon 3,971,941
127 Puerto Rico 3,958,128
128 Congo (Brazzaville) 3,903,318
129 Albania 3,619,778
130 Lithuania 3,565,205
131 Uruguay 3,477,778
132 Mauritania 3,364,940
133 Liberia 3,334,587
134 Oman 3,311,640
135 Panama 3,309,679
136 Mongolia 2,996,081
137 Armenia 2,968,586
138 Jamaica 2,804,332
139 Kuwait 2,596,799
140 West Bank 2,407,681
141 Latvia 2,245,423
142 Lesotho 2,128,180
143 Namibia 2,088,669
144 Macedonia 2,061,315
145 Slovenia 2,007,711
146 Botswana 1,842,323
147 Gambia, The 1,735,464
148 Guinea-Bissau 1,503,182
149 Gaza Strip 1,500,202
150 Gabon 1,485,832
151 Estonia 1,307,605
152 Mauritius 1,274,189
153 Swaziland 1,128,814
154 Timor-Leste 1,108,777
155 Trinidad and Tobago 1,047,366
156 Fiji 931,741
157 Qatar 824,789
158 Cyprus 792,604
159 Guyana 770,794
160 Comoros 731,775
161 Bahrain 718,306
162 Bhutan 682,321
163 Montenegro 678,177
164 Equatorial Guinea 616,459
165 Solomon Islands 581,318
166 Macau S.A.R. 545,674
167 Djibouti 506,221
168 Luxembourg 486,006
169 Suriname 475,996
170 Cape Verde 426,998
171 Malta 403,532
172 Western Sahara 393,831
173 Maldives 385,925
174 Brunei 381,371
175 Bahamas, The 307,451
176 Iceland 304,367
177 Belize 301,270
178 French Polynesia 283,019
179 Barbados 281,968
180 Netherlands Antilles 225,369
181 New Caledonia 224,824
182 Samoa 217,083
183 Mayotte 216,306
184 Vanuatu 215,446
185 Sao Tome and Principe 206,178
186 Guam 175,877
187 Saint Lucia 159,585
188 Tonga 119,009
189 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 118,432
190 Kiribati 110,356
191 Virgin Islands, U.S. 109,840
192 Micronesia, Federated States of 107,665
193 Aruba 101,541
194 Jersey 91,533
195 Grenada 90,343
196 Northern Mariana Islands 86,616
197 Antigua and Barbuda 84,522
198 Andorra 82,627
199 Seychelles 82,247
200 Isle of Man 76,220
201 Dominica 72,514
202 Bermuda 66,536
203 Guernsey 65,726
204 American Samoa 64,827
205 Marshall Islands 63,174
206 Greenland 57,564
207 Faroe Islands 48,668
208 Cayman Islands 47,862
209 Saint Kitts and Nevis 39,817
210 Liechtenstein 34,498
211 Monaco 32,796
212 San Marino 29,973
213 Saint Martin 29,376
214 Gibraltar 28,002
215 Virgin Islands, British 24,041
216 Turks and Caicos Islands 22,352
217 Palau 21,093
218 Wallis and Futuna 15,237
219 Anguilla 14,108
220 Nauru 13,770
221 Cook Islands 12,271
222 Tuvalu 12,177
223 Saint Helena 7,601
224 Saint Barthelemy 7,492
225 Saint Pierre and Miquelon 7,044
226 Montserrat 5,079

Monday, December 22, 2008

History of Jack O lanterns

People have been making jack o'lanterns at Halloween for centuries.

The practice originated from an Irish myth about a man nicknamed "Stingy Jack." According to the story, Stingy Jack invited the Devil to have a drink with him. True to his name, Stingy Jack didn't want to pay for his drink, so he convinced the Devil to turn himself into a coin that Jack could use to buy their drinks. Once the Devil did so, Jack decided to keep the money and put it into his pocket next to a silver cross, which prevented the Devil from changing back into his original form.

Jack eventually freed the Devil, under the condition that he would not bother Jack for one year and that, should Jack die, he would not claim his soul. The next year, Jack again tricked the Devil into climbing into a tree to pick a piece of fruit. While he was up in the tree, Jack carved a sign of the cross into the tree's bark so that the Devil could not come down until the Devil promised Jack not to bother him for ten more years.

Soon after, Jack died. As the legend goes, God would not allow such an unsavory figure into heaven. The Devil, upset by the trick Jack had played on him and keeping his word not to claim his soul, would not allow Jack into hell. He sent Jack off into the dark night with only a burning coal to light his way. Jack put the coal into a carved-out turnip and has been roaming the Earth with ever since. The Irish began to refer to this ghostly figure as "Jack of the Lantern," and then, simply "Jack O'Lantern."

People not wanting to be visited by these ghosts would set food and treats out to appease the roaming spirits and began to make their own versions of Jack's lanterns by carving scary faces into turnips or potatoes and placing them into windows or near doors to frighten away Stingy Jack and other wandering evil spirits.

In England, large beets are used. Immigrants from these countries brought the jack-o'-lantern tradition with them when they came to the United States. They soon found that pumpkins, a fruit native to America, make perfect jack-o'-lanterns. They were softer and easier to carve than the turnips and potatoes of their homeland.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

A new inspirational movie from simple thruths

Creating a flash movie could be a simple task but to add creative thinking to the work that is being done is not everyones cup of tea. Simple thruths have come up with a beautiful inspiration movie which is truly creative and worth the time.

Click on the link below to watch the short flash movie and get inspired.

The movie is named as the peacock in the land of the penguins. The movie showcases about how can we find the opportunities in the work that we do.