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PROTECT YOUR LIVER….

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The main causes of liver damage are:

1. Sleeping too late and waking up too late are main cause.
2. Not urinating in the morning.
3. Too much eating.
4. Skipping breakfast.
5. Consuming too much medication.
6. Consuming too much preservatives, additives, food coloring, and artificial sweetener.
7.consuming alcohol.
8. Consuming unhealthy cooking oil. As much as possible reduce cooking oil use when frying, which includes even the best cooking oils like olive oil. Do not consume fried foods when you are tired, except if the body is very fit.
9. Consuming raw (overly done) foods also add to the burden of liver. Fried veggies should be finished in one sitting, do not store. We should prevent this without necessarily spending more. We just have to adopt a good daily lifestyle and eating habits. Maintaining good eating habits and time condition are very important for our bodies to absorb and get rid of unnecessary chemicals according to ‘schedule.’

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Posted by on April 5, 2013 in Health, Technology

 

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Smoking upon awakening raises cancer risk: 14 easy ways to cure tobacco cravings

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Past studies in animals have shown the NNK metabolite in rodents promotes lung tumors. Level of NNAL in the bloodstream can predict lung cancer in humans and rodents Branstetter says.

In the study, 1,945 smoking adults from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey provided urine samples to measure NNAL along with information about their smoking habits including whether they smoked upon awakening.

Thirty-two percent had their first cigarette within 5 minutes of getting up; 31 percent within 6 to 30 minutes; 18 percent smoked within 31 to 60 minutes and 19 percent waited at least an hour to smoke a cigarette.

In addition to early morning smoking, other factors that influenced NNAL levels included number of years of smoking, age, gender and presence of another smoker in the home.

Branstetter and his colleague Joshua Muscat, professor of public health sciences discovered people who smoking as soon as they awaken in the morning had the highest levels of NNAL, regardless of how many cigarettes they smoke the rest of the day. He suggests the reason may be deeper inhalation of tobacco smoke.

The finding could mean asking a person about smoking in the morning could help identify people at higher risk for oral and lung cancer. Because NNAL remains stable, Branstetter says a single measurement of the carcinogen is reflective of a person’s exposure.

Identifying when a person has their first cigarette in the morning could lead to early interventions to help thwart tobacco related cancer the authors suggest.

Tips for curbing or stopping smoking

  1. Speak with your doctor about medications that can help control cigarette cravings
  2. Change your daily routine to help postpone your first cigarette of the day
  3. Walk in the morning and throughout the day. Exercise is known to temporarily decrease tobacco cravings.
  4. If you are trying to quit smoking, drink plenty of fluids to help with symptoms of withdrawal.
  5. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. Studies show people who munch on healthy foods are more successful at stopping smoking.
  6. Consider stop smoking aids like patches and gum to reduce cravings. Speak with your doctor first.
  7. Tell you family and friends you are trying to quit tobacco.
  8. Find a method that works best for you. Studies show even cutting back on cigarettes can improve lung health.
  9. Give yourself a timeline and understand it will take willpower to stick to it.
  10. Write down the reasons you have made the decision to stop smoking and put it in a prominent place.
  11. Practice deep breathing exercises that will not only improve lung health, but can relax you to get through the day.
  12. Buy yourself a treat with the money or join a gym with the money would spend on cigarettes. Put your money in a jar and watch it grow!
  13. Consider acupuncture, acupressure or hypnosis. The investment is well worth it for the return of optimal health and no more expensive cigarettes.
  14. Spend more time with non-smokers.

Source:
Cancer, Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention
“Time to First Cigarette and 4-(Methylnitrosamino)-1-(3-Pyridyl)-1-Butanol (NNAL) Levels in Adult Smokers; National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey” (NHANES), 2007–2010
March 29, 2013

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Posted by on April 4, 2013 in 18+, Health, Technology

 

TEN TIPS TO HELP YOU CONTROL YOUR HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

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1. Make sure your blood pressure is under 140/90 mm Hg. If your systolic pressure (the top number) is over 140, ask your doctor what you can do to lower it.

2. Take your high blood pressure medicine, if prescribed, every day. If you have questions, talk to your doctor.

3. Aim for a healthy weight. If you are overweight or obese, carrying this extra weight increases your risk of high blood pressure. One way to determine if you need to lose weight is to find out your body mass index or BMI. If your BMI is above the healthy range (i.e., 25 or greater), or if your waist measurement is greater than 35 inches (women) or 40 inches (men) you probably have excess abdominal weight and you may benefit from weight loss especially if you have other risk factors. Talk to your doctor to see if you are at increased risk for high blood pressure and need to lose weight.

4. Increase your physical activity. Do at least 30 minutes of moderate activity, such as walking, most days of the week. You can do 30 minutes in three 10-minute segments. Dr.sharib azmi

5. Choose foods low in salt and sodium. Most Americans should consume no more than 2.4 grams (2,400 milligrams) of sodium a day. That equals 6 grams, about one teaspoon of table salt a day. For someone with high blood pressure, the doctor may advise less.

6. Read nutrition labels. Almost all packaged foods contain sodium. Every time you prepare or eat a packaged food, know how much sodium is in one serving.

7. Keep a sodium diary. You may be surprised at how much sodium you consume each day and the diary will help you decide which foods to decrease or eliminate.

8. Use spices and herbs instead of salt to season the food you prepare at home.

9. Eat more fruits, vegetables, grains, and low-fat dairy foods. Dr.sharib azmi

10. If you consume alcohol at all, consume moderate amount or restrict…

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Posted by on April 4, 2013 in Health, Technology

 

Scientists Can Now Grow Human Noses, Parts of Hearts in Jars

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Scientists in Europe have made groundbreaking strides in the manufacture of body parts, bioengineering noses and parts of human hearts. Their research ushers in a new era of building body parts for transplant into human bodies, instead of just waiting for a suitable donor. Patients wouldn’t even be subject to the dangerous process of suppressing the bodies’ rejection of a donor organ, because the transplants would be built with the patients‘ own cells.

The Wall Street Journal outlines the scientific progress,

The development of lab-built body parts is being spurred by a shortage of organ donors amid rising demand for transplants. Also, unlike patients getting transplants, recipients of lab-built organs won’t have to take powerful anti-rejection drugs for the rest of their lives. That’s because the bioengineered organs are built with the patients’ own cells.

Until the late 1980s, few scientists believed it would be possible to make human organs because it was a struggle to grow human cells in the laboratory. The task became easier once scientists figured out the chemicals-known as growth factors-that the body itself uses to promote cellular growth.

Scientists are still experimenting with the process of building a organ from scratch. The technology behind the nose for example, has mostly been cracked. Scientists have been able to grow the cartilage in jars. There is one problem, however:

The nose was missing a crucial piece: skin.

This posed a substantial hurdle. No one has made natural human skin from scratch. Dr. Seifalian’s idea: to implant the nose under the skin of the patient’s forehead in the hope that skin tissue there would automatically sheath the nose.

But the patient objected, and for good reason: The implanted nose would have to sit inside his forehead for weeks or even months. In the end, Dr. Seifalian chose a less obtrusive approach. The bioengineered nose was implanted under the patient’s forearm.

http://gizmodo.com/5992167/scientists-can-now-grow-human-noses-parts-of-hearts-in-jars?tag=science

I heart 2013. Watch Anthony Atala (TEDTalk) talk about growing organs:

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Posted by on March 30, 2013 in Health, Technology

 

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HOW TO BROWSE ON YOUR IPAD, IPHONE AND PC USING MTN BIS

MTN NG just going Off and ON… Wish they can just stay Gidi-Gba with this BIS Plan working on IPads, IPhones and PC like their Bros – Airtel NG thats really helping Naija Boys. (Need info on how to get Airtel 30G data expiring 2015 drop your comment here or follow and mention on Twitter @myklluli)

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HOW TO ROCK MTN BIS ON YOUR PC/LAPTOP
1. Subscribe to any of the MTN BIS Plan below:-
* To Subscribe for monthly MTN BIS, Text BBC to 21600 for a Month Plan | Cost N1,500.
* To Subscribe for weekly MTN BIS Send BBCWEEK to 21600 for a week Plan | Cost N400

2. Now Configure your Modem with this Settings after your MTN BIS Subscription.
From your Modem Software Interface, Click on “Tools” then “Options” under which you will now select “Profile Management”.
=> Under Profile Management, click on “New” and fill it as seen below:
Profile Name : MTN BIS
Apn:- blackberry.net
Access number: *99#
IP: Leave it Empty
PORT: Leave it Empty
Username/Password: web
=> Once you’re done creating the profile, click “Save” to save the settings.
=> Go back to the Connection interface, select “MTN BIS”, from the drop down box, then click “connect”.

FOR IPAD AND IPHONE
Go to settings => Cellular Data => APN Settings =>
Apn:- blackberry.net
Username: Leave empty
Password: Leave empty
Then click back to save changes made.
NB: Switch off your device and on it back if its not connecting automatically

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Posted by on March 26, 2013 in Technology

 
 
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