Date: 01.07.2010. Time: 22.00


IT IS LIKE HONEY. BUT SHOULD BE USED RAW.



Beetroot juice for blood pressure

Beetroot juice “could save your life” claimed the Daily Mail. It said that the juice contains nitrate, a chemical that reduces blood pressure and therefore cuts the risk of heart disease and stroke. The research behind this story aimed to look at whether nitrates may be responsible for the blood pressure-lowering effects of beetroot juice. It found that drinking beetroot juice or taking nitrate capsules resulted in short-term reductions in blood pressure in healthy volunteers with normal blood pressure. The study is limited in that it was in a small number of healthy volunteers (only nine people drank beetroot juice), who were only monitored for three hours. It did not look at long-term outcomes such as heart disease or stroke. High blood pressure is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease and therefore reducing it is often assumed to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. However whether this is the case will depend on if the effect is great enough, and if the reduction can be sustained over time. Whether drinking beetroot juice can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease would therefore need to be tested in long-term studies that assessed outcomes such as heart disease or stroke.


Date:02.07.2010. Time: 22.00

People who marry live healthier and longer....



Marriage is a public health issue

We  mention of marriage as a public health issue. Married adults live more healthily...social class analysed in the Child Health Statistical Review. It is a mistake...government expenditure: a form of health promotion.





Date: 03.07.2010. Time: 22.00

                                      FISH                                             RED MEAT

   


FISH & RED MEAT

Eating red meat takes seven hours  for our body to digest and eating fish takes twenty minutes for our body to digest. Both meats are the source of protein, fat, minerals and…. Which one would you chose to have? I would choose fish, because there will  be  less work for my digestive system to digest the food. As we get older we should put less pressure to our system.





Date: 04.07.2010. Time: 22.00


WHAT IS SURROGATE?

A mum, a dad, an egg donor and a surrogate equals baby

They live at opposite ends of the country and have no family ties, but four people have got together to make a baby. After having breast cancer three times, Claire Horner was told not to try for any more children in case her cancer returned. Desperate for a brother or sister for her son Jack, Claire turned to her husband, Dennis for his sperm, an egg donor and a woman who agreed to be a surrogate mother in order to fulfil her dream. 'Missing Link' Claire and Dennis Horner first started the process of having another baby in 2007 when Cheryl Richards agreed to be their surrogate. They travelled to a fertility clinic in Cyprus but were  unsuccessful. Claire told BBC Radio 5 live's Victoria Derbyshire: "The missing link wasn't our surrogate, it was our egg donor." The egg donor appeared in the form of Cathy Sidway who Claire met at health conference raising awareness for more egg donors to come forward. Cathy had no doubts about helping the couple out. She said: "I've got friends and family who have suffered with infertility and seen the hurt and frustration of not being able to help them."


Trust 


For Claire it is important to be part of the process. "Our wonderful surrogate Cheryl gives me an opportunity to enjoy the pregnancy even though the baby is in her tummy." She added: "It's not like in America where it tends to be a business relationship. It's a relationship based on friendship and trust." And she said this trust was important because when her baby is born in October it will be surrogate Cheryl and her husband Nick whose names will be on the birth certificate. When the baby is six-weeks-old Claire will have to go through the courts to adopt it.


Emotion 


Claire's husband Dennis explained it is not an easy process for any of them to go through. He told Victoria 'There's a lot of emotion and a lot of false hope. There are a lot of people. It's not a case of mixing it up in a petri dish and there you go." The two surrogates were not paid. Claire said: "The best way we can re-pay them is treating them with respect. They have made it seem like a really natural process." Victoria Derbyshire can be heard on BBC Radio 5 live from 1000-1200 every weekday.


Date: 05.07.2010. Time: 22.00



A natural way to curb appetite discovered
Hemopressin suppresses pleasure eating by affecting the reward centre of the brain .

A naturally-occurring appetite suppressant has been discovered by UK scientists, who say it could pave the way for a diet drug without side effects. It may also have the potential to treat aspects of alcohol and drug abuse. Hemopressin is a small bit of protein which works by affecting the reward centres of the brain associated with pleasurable experiences such as eating, sex and drug highs. “It has long been known that the rewarding aspects of feeding behaviour influence our appetite, so that sometimes we eat for pleasure rather than hunger.
"By reducing hedonistic feeding, it is possible to help people lose weight by quenching the desire to eat,” said study co-author Dr Garron Dodd, from the Faculty of Life Science at the University of Manchester. The scientists gave hemopressin to mice and monitored their feeding and other behaviours. They found that while the amount they ate decreased, their behaviour patterns remained the same. Six years ago, a synthetic anti-obesity product - Rimonabant - was developed which also acted on the brain to suppress appetite as well as reducing fat deposition. However, it was later withdrawn from the market due to side effects such as depression and increased suicidal thoughts. But Dr Dodd believes that the naturally-occurring hemopressin may not cause such side effects. “This is a newly discovered peptide and we do not know yet exactly where it is expressed in the brain," he said. "This discovery does however offer new insights into how the brain controls appetite, and opens new avenues by which to manipulate this brain circuitry and aid the development of anti-obesity treatments." Dr Dodds said his team now plan to carry out further research to find out if hemopressin has a long lasting effect. They also need to establish whether their findings can be confirmed in people.



Date: 07.07.2010. Time: 22.00

DOG IS LOYAL ANIMAL




Dog is very kind animal and sometimes is even better some human beings…I have seen dog’s kindness and loyalty to his owner
The dog quickly became ubiquitous across world cultures, and was extremely valuable to early human settlements. Dogs perform many roles for people, such as hunting, herding, protection, assisting police and military, companionship, and, more recently, aiding handicapped individuals. This versatility, more than almost any other known animal, has given them the nickname "Man's best friend" in the western world. Currently, there are estimated to be 400 million dogs in the world.
Over the 15,000 year span that the dog had been domesticated, it diverged into only a handful of landraces, groups of similar animals whose morphology and behaviour have been shaped by environmental factors and functional roles. As the modern understanding of genetics developed, humans began to intentionally breed dogs for a wide range of specific traits. Through this process, the dog has developed into hundreds of varied breeds, and shows more behavioural and morphological variation than any other land mammal. For example, height measured to the withers ranges from a few inches in the Chihuahua to a few feet in the Irish Wolfhound; colour varies from white through greys (usually called "blue'") to black, and browns from light (tan) to dark ("red" or "chocolate") in a wide variation of patterns; coats can be short or long, coarse-haired to wool-like, straight, curly, or smooth. It is common for most breeds to shed this coat.



Date:8.7.2010. Time: 22.00







Top doctor calls for urgent action on salt and fats in food


One of Britain's top doctors has accused the food industry of being "profoundly irresponsible" for adding unhealthy amounts of fat and salt to its products.
Lindsey Davies, the new president of the UK Faculty of Public Health, wants ministers to bring in legal minimum health standards for food if manufacturers do not undertake dramatic action to strip out harmful ingredients such as transfats and excess salt. Both are added during production and have been implicated in causing tens of thousands of deaths a year through strokes and heart attacks. "The food industry should be about producing food, and food is a basic requirement of a healthy, productive life and wellbeing. Adding things to food that reduce health and wellbeing, such as transfats or too much salt, strikes me as profoundly irresponsible," said Davies, who represents 3,500 public health doctors in the NHS, local government and academia. "Overall, I think it is profoundly disappointing that the food industry hasn't taken its responsibilities more seriously." The links between unhealthy food and conditions such as heart disease, strokes, obesity and some cancers mean action is urgently needed, Davies added. Drink-driving laws, the ban on smoking in public places and the compulsory wearing of seatbelts show that the government sometimes has to intervene in order to protect people from health harms, she said. While some supermarkets have made commendable progress in improving product recipes to make them healthier, too many have done too little, Davies said. New laws to ban unhealthily high levels of salt, transfats and saturated fats would be necessary without major progress by industry, she added. It was "very odd" that there are not already legal health and safety standards for food, she said. "Unhealthy food is a major health problem in this country," Davies said. The Food and Drink Federation, which represents major producers and retailers, hit back. Barbara Gallani, its director of food safety and science, said Davies was "out of touch with what the industry has been achieving" in terms of reformulation. For example, transfats have been virtually eliminated and some firms have cut the amount of salt in products such as soups, cereals, biscuits and cakes, in some cases by up to 50%, in the last five years, said Gallani. Such a move would also deny consumer’s choice in their eating habits, she added. The Food Standards Agency advises adults not to consume more than 6g of salt a day. Average intake fell from 9.5g to 8.6g between 2000 and 2008, an FSA spokesman said. Intake of transfats – manmade substances used to bulk out food or give it a longer shelf-life – is about 1% of total food energy intake, about half of what the World Health Organisation recommends, he added. Senior doctors backed Davies's call. Steve Field, chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: "Ready meals are a particular problem for both salt and transfats. Manufacturers should look at themselves in the mirror and realise the harms they are doing to other human beings." Terence Stephenson, president of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, said: "Given that one-third of our children are overweight or obese, tackling our unhealthy food culture is vital. Food advertising should be restricted, planning controls used to limit fast-food premises near places where young people congregate and the price of food examined to find ways to make healthier products more affordable."



WHAT TO CHOOSE?

Is some fast food healthier than others?
Many fast food chains are revamping their menus to respond to customers comments. For example, some chains no longer serve foods with trans fat, and many have menu items that contain fruits and vegetables. If you are having fast food more than once a week, try to make healthier choices. Here are some tips:

1) Choose foods that are broiled over fried such as a grilled chicken sandwich instead of fried chicken or chicken nuggets.

2) Choose soups that are not cream based (For example: If the name of the soup includes the word cream, such as "Creamy Tomato Soup", avoid ordering it).

3) Eat less fat food.

4) Have low-fat salad dressings instead of the full-fat kind.

5) Have a salad or soup instead of fries.

6) Use mustard or ketchup instead of mayonnaise.

7) Order smaller entrée portions. For example: instead of a large sub, try a small sub with a side salad or piece of fruit.

8) If you are getting a side, order a small, or kid sized portion. A large fry has approximately 500 calories and 25 grams of fat, while a small fry has about 60% less fat and calories (230 calories and 11 grams of fat).

9) When ordering a sub or sandwich, select leaner meats like turkey or grilled chicken instead of fried items such as burgers or steak, and cheese sandwiches.

10) Choose water, low-fat milk, or diet sodas instead of regular sodas, fruit drinks, milkshakes, or whole milk.
11) When ordering pizza, add veggies instead of meat, and get thin crust instead of deep dish.

12) If fruits and veggies are available, try to add them into your meal. For example, have lettuce and tomato on sandwiches or burgers.


Date:09.07.2010. Time: 22.00




Extract from jasmine shown to be as powerful as sleeping pills

Just breathing in the scent can cause sleepiness and have sedative effects

Oils extracted from the jasmine plant have long been used in aromatherapy with many claims made about the effect of the scent. But now a new study has found that certain chemicals extracted from the plant can act as powerful sedatives with effects as strong as sleeping pills and barbiturates. Sedatives, sleeping pills and relaxants are the most frequently prescribed psychotropic drugs - if the dose is increased enough they will cause hallucinations. These drugs are used for their calming effect in treating mental anxiety and also as sedatives.

But these chemicals can also cause serious side effects such as depression, dizziness, hypotension, muscle weakness and impaired coordination. So German scientists have been investigating the calming effects of various fragrances that could be used in place of these drugs. They have now found that a chemical called Vertacetal-coeur (VC) and another variation of it derived from the jasmine plant act in the same way as these sedatives and that even just breathing in the scents can be enough to activate their effects.

How sedatives work

Sedatives such as valium act on particular sites in the brain, increasing the effects of the brain's own neurotransmitter called GABA. In fact the sedatives can even act in the same way as GABA in high enough doses. This GABA is an inhibitor - it serves to reduce brain function, thus leading to calmness, drowsiness and sleep.

Testing the fragrance

The jasmine extracts were administered to mice, both as injections and by inhalation. In both cases the mice responded by becoming calm, ceasing activity and sitting quietly in the corner. Mice that had been genetically modified such that their brain receptors no longer respond to sedatives were not affected by the chemicals, showing that the action of the jasmine extract is the same as other sedatives. Commenting on the results, study leader Hanns Hatt said: "We have discovered a new class of GABA receptor modulator which can be administered through the air - applications in sedation; anxiety, excitement and aggression relieving treatment and sleep induction therapy are all imaginable."


Date:10.07.2010. Time: 22.00


DRINK 8 glasses of clean drinking water each day

WHAT ARE THE BEST BEACH IN U.K




1.       Bournemouth, Dorset
Bournemouth benefits from 7 miles of pure gold. One of the best city beaches in the UK , its soft sand and acres of space are perfect for families. It's won awards for cleanliness and on a clear day you can see out to the Needles on the Isle of Wight . True, it's not a deserted paradise, but you can't ask for much more so close to a major town. And with the building of Europe's first artificial surf reef, the beach is set to become one of the UK 's premier surfing spots.
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2.        West Wittering, West Sussex
West Wittering near Chichester manages to please all comers with expansive sands, superior water quality and a thriving dune ecosystem. The beach shelves gently towards the sea making it ideal for safe swimming and when the tide is out you can bask in shallow tidal pools warmed by the sun. If you feel restless you can walk around East Head, a sandy spit populated by absorbing coastal flora and fauna

3.       4. Holy Island, Northumberland
One of the most haunting and beautiful places in Britain , Holy Island was an early centre of Christianity in the UK . Cut off from the mainland twice a day by the tide, it has a castle, an evocative ruined priory and mile upon mile of deserted sand. If you're in a reflective mood, this is the one for you. Watch out for grey seals and rare birds.

4.       Holkham, Norfolk
Draped in dunes, Holkham is a deliciously secluded beach backed by scented pine forest. Sunbathe, horseride or explore 3 miles of seemingly measureless, creamy sands. And if you come to Holkham, you'll be in illustrious company. The Queen likes to walk her Corgis here and Gwyneth Paltrow strode across the sands for the final scene of Shakespeare in Love.

5.       Great Bay, St Martin's, Isles of Scilly
Short on Kiss Me Quick hats and sickly sticks of rock but with charm to spare, Great Bay is the best beach in the Scillys. You can only reach it on foot, so the holiday hordes generally stay away. It's only a 20 minute walk from the quay and the journey's certainly worth it. Offshore, kelp forests sheltering colourful fish wave lazily in a cobalt sea and the arcing white sands are distinctly tropical.

6.       Blackpool, Lancashire
Ice creams, saucy postcards, fish ‘n' chips, rock, donkey rides and deckchairs – Blackpool beach is the essence of the traditional British seaside. Apart from miles of sand you'll find slot machines, shows and some of the biggest and scariest rollercoasters in the UK.

7.       Southend on the sea- It is a quiet and nice, clean beach.


Da Date : 11.07.2010. Time: 22.00      

       Germany won the third place in the world cup

       Date: 12.07.2010. Time: 22.00

       Spain won the world cup for the first time.

       Date: 13.07.2010. Time: 22.00

        


       Date: 14.07.2010. Time:


         " IT IS GETTING VERY TENSE"



          

Fidel Castro returns to TV with dire warning of nuclear conflict

In rare appearance, Cuba's former president, 82, analysis Middle East situation and says Iran will not be cowed by the U.S. Fiddle Castro: “using nuclear weapon to attack Iran would be a world catastrophe”

The Middle East is on the verge of a nuclear war triggered by a US attack on Iran in the name of preventing the country from developing its own weapons, according to ageing Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro. "To do this on the basis of a calculation that the Iranians are going to come running out to ask the Yankees for forgiveness is absurd," Castro said. "They [the US] will encounter a terrible resistance that will spread the conflict that cannot end up any other way than turning nuclear." The former Cuban president said Israel would throw the first bomb, but the risk that red buttons would also be pressed in Pakistan and India was latent. Castro made the prediction on Cuban TV last night, in a dramatic return to public life after four years in near-seclusion. "The US is activating the machinery to destroy Iran," he said. "But the Iranians have been building up a defensive force little by little for years." Castro said attacking Iran would have a very different result from invading Iraq. "When Bush attacked Iraq, Iraq was a divided country," he said. "Iran is not divided." The Cuban leader also emphasised that India, Pakistan and Israel are the three nuclear powers who have refused to sign the nuclear non-proliferation treaty. "The control that Israel has over the United States is enormous." "US foreign policy is better described as the policy of total impunity."

The leader of the 1959 Cuban Revolution who went on to become an icon of resistance to US dominance in Latin America during the Cold War, and ended up as the great survivor of the fall of communism, fell seriously ill in 2006. After emergency intestinal surgery he handed power over to his younger brother Raul, who is now 79, first temporarily and then permanently. Castro appeared in a couple of videotaped interviews with Cuban television in 2007 and rather more frequently in photographs greeting foreign leaders visiting the island. He had not been seen in a public setting until photographs of him visiting a science center in Havana were published in the Communist party newspaper Granma on Monday. He was shown smiling and chatting to workers, dressed in sports clothes and looking relaxed. Still the official head of Cuba's Communist party, Castro maintains a lively presence in print, publishing regular 'Reflections' on his own nation and the world. In recent weeks he has turned his attention to the Middle East, prompted by the Israeli raid on an aid convoy attempting to break the blockade of Gaza on 31 May. During Monday's broadcast of a special edition of a daily public affairs show called Round Table, the 82-year-old looked rather frail and his voice was somewhat weak. He shuffled papers and quoted extensively from the Arabic press, Pentagon and Noam Chomsky, among others. Dressed casually in a tracksuit top over a checked shirt, the man once known for always wearing military fatigues, interspersed his warnings of imminent nuclear conflict with a rambling history lecture that ranged from the roots of the Korean war to the Cuban missile crisis, by way of the war in Angola. "We have experiences of being close to it [nuclear war]," he said. "Now I believe the threat of war has greatly increased. They [the US] is playing with fire." News that Castro would appear on TV garnered emotional responses from Havana residents. "We are so, so excited to see him. It is unbelievable," sugar ministry worker Paula Alonso told Reuters TV. "Especially for "When Bush attacked Iraq, Iraq was a divided country," he said. "Iran is not divided." The Cuban leader also emphasised that India, Pakistan and Israel are the three nuclear powers who have refused to sign the nuclear non-proliferation treaty. "The control that Israel has over the United States is enormous." "US foreign policy is better described as the policy of total impunity."
The leader of the 1959 Cuban Revolution who went on to become an icon of resistance to US dominance in Latin America during the Cold War, and ended up as the great survivor of the fall of communism, fell seriously ill in 2006. After emergency intestinal surgery he handed power over to his younger brother Raul, who is now 79, first temporarily and then permanently. Castro appeared in a couple of videotaped interviews with Cuban television in 2007 and rather more frequently in photographs greeting foreign leaders visiting the island. He had not been seen in a public setting until photographs of him visiting a science center in Havana were published in the Communist party newspaper Granma on Monday. He was shown smiling and chatting to workers, dressed in sports clothes and looking relaxed. Still the official head of Cuba's Communist party, Castro maintains a lively presence in print, publishing regular 'Reflections' on his own nation and the world. In recent weeks he has turned his attention to the Middle East, prompted by the Israeli raid on an aid convoy attempting to break the blockade of Gaza on 31 May. During Monday's broadcast of a special edition of a daily public affairs show called Round Table, the 82-year-old looked rather frail and his voice was somewhat weak. He shuffled papers and quoted extensively from the Arabic press, Pentagon and Noam Chomsky, among others. Dressed casually in a tracksuit top over a checked shirt, the man once known for always wearing military fatigues, interspersed his warnings of imminent nuclear conflict with a rambling history lecture that ranged from the roots of the Korean war to the Cuban missile crisis, by way of the war in Angola. "We have experiences of being close to it [nuclear war]," he said. "Now I believe the threat of war has greatly increased. They [the US] is playing with fire." News that Castro would appear on TV garnered emotional responses from Havana residents. "We are so, so excited to see him. It is unbelievable," sugar ministry worker Paula Alonso told Reuters TV. "Especially for people from the same generation, we want to see our president."

Date:15.07.2010. Time: 22.00



We have polluted air, water, soil, foods and as a result we have been suffering.



Date: 16.07.2010. Time: 22.00



BP pollution in the world is great.


Date: 17.07.2010. Time: 22.00





Politeness a threat to public health


If you sneeze, do it right, study finds

It may be the hallmark of good manners, but covering a sneeze with your bare hand is actually a threat to public health. A new study found that when people were urged during the swine flu outbreak to cover their mouths when sneezing or coughing, most followed this advice half-heartedly, using their palm rather than a handkerchief or their inner elbow, as recommended by public health officials. Sneezing into your hand covers it with germs which are then transferred to other objects, such as door handles and handrails, potentially infecting other people. The survey, conduced at the time of the 2009 swine flu outbreak in Wellington, New Zealand, found that 1 of 4 people observed in public did not cover their mouth when coughing or sneezing. Alarmingly, less than 5 per cent of those observed covered their mouth using the recommended method, which is sneezing into a handkerchief or into your elbow. Washing or disinfecting your hands would remove the virus from your hands, but few people do so after sneezing or coughing. Public health officials promoted the measures in the hope it would prevent the spread of the infection.

Date: 18.07.2010. Time: 22.00


 


IT IS NOT HEALTHY

Why swapping high heels for flip-flops causes pain
And what to do about it
The results were then compared with those from a second group who regularly wore flats. Although the size of the calf muscles in both groups of women were the same, ultrasound scans revealed that the muscle fibre length was shorter by an average of 13 per cent in the high heel wearers. "When you place the muscle in a shorter position, the fibres become shorter," said Professor Marco Narici who led the study. The researchers also found that the Achilles' tendon was much thicker and stiffer in the women who wore high heels compared with the flat shoe wearers'. This makes it harder for women to walk in flats as the tendon cannot stretch sufficiently. Fortunately for some, the professor is not advising women to ditch their Jimmy Choose. However, he does suggest doing some simple stretching exercises to avoid pain when women kick off their heels at the end of the day. "If you stand on your tip toes and lower your heel up and down again it will stretch out the tendons making it easier to walk without heels," he said. If you do this about 20 times a day, it would be sufficient to prevent this happening." The study is published in the Journal of Experimental Biology.


Date: 19.07.2010. Time: 22.00

HOT WEATHER

The weather is getting very hot, therefore we need more drinking water during day. If you are a healthy person and during the day feel distressed just drink claim drinking water, after a minute you will feel great. Please note fruit juice, tea, coffee are not the replace of drinking water.


Date:20.07.2010. Time: 22.00




8 things which can affect your memory

Some memory loss is inevitable as we age. What you can do to protect yourself and your memory. A surprising number of things can cause memory loss, not just dementia. So watch out for the following before jumping to all the wrong conclusions:
You're stressed out
Last year, more than 400,000 people in the UK said they were under so much stress at work, it was making them ill. Studies have shown that people under pressure who continuously have high levels of the stress hormone cortisol in their blood perform less well in memory tests. But it is now also thought that even severe short term stress can cause memory loss.
What to do about it
You won't know when your cortisol levels are up, but most of us know when we are stressed and under pressure, whether it's caused by work, family, relationships or money. Make time for yourself to do what helps you to relax - exercise, a relaxing bath, yoga, or doing some gardening.
Problems sleeping
Adults generally need at least six hours of sleep a night to function the next day. Lack of sleep and poor quality sleep are both associated with memory loss. Sleep is needed for effective memory storage and retrieval. People with sleep apnoea, a disorder which causes them to stop breathing in their sleep ten times per hour, often suffer from memory loss and irritability the following day.
What to do about it
Sleep problems are usually caused by lifestyle, rather than a sleep disorder. Establish a sleep routine, and avoid food and drink (especially alcohol) which help keep you awake or interrupt your sleep pattern. Sleep apnoea mostly occurs in men, people who are overweight and who snore heavily.
Lacking vitamins
Vitamin B12 is essential for the production of red blood cells and for a healthy nervous system. People who lack vitamin B12 become anaemic and can suffer memory difficulties. Most people with vitamin B12 deficiency are unable to absorb the vitamin from foods. Although it's more common in people over the age of 50, it can occur at any age.
What to do about it
Anaemia symptoms include tiredness, shortness of breath and dizziness. Nervous system symptoms include tingling in the hands and feet, muscle weakness, memory loss and confusion. The good news is that it can be treated by your GP who will prescribe vitamin B12 injections. Good sources of vitamin B12 are red and white meat, eggs, fish, milk and cheese. Vegans can take supplements.
Thyroid disorder
Memory difficulties combined with general fatigue and sluggishness are often accepted as a normal part of ageing. But they can also be a sign of an underactive thyroid caused by low levels of hormones from the thyroid gland. Hypothyroidism can occur at any age, but is usually more common in older adults and in women.
What to do about it
Look out for other symptoms such as cold hands and feet, constipation, pale, dry skin and unexplained weight gain. If these sound familiar, see your GP. They can perform a blood test, and prescribe hormone tablets if necessary.
Common drugs
Certain prescription drugs and even those bought at your local pharmacy can affect your memory. This usually happens if you take too many or because they may be interacting with other drugs. As you age and your metabolism slows down, medicines tend to stay in the system for longer and this can also have an effect. Anticholinergics are a class of drugs which block the activity of acetylcholine, a chemical messenger which carries signals between nerve cells. These types of drugs are often used to treat bladder problems, sleeplessness, nausea and allergies and are found in many over the counter medicines.
What to do about it
Draw up a list of any drugs you are taking, including any purchased from your pharmacy and take it to your GP. They can decide if any drug related memory problems are occurring and alter your medication if necessary.
Booze
It's already known that alcoholics and long term heavy drinkers can suffer from memory loss and even permanent brain damage. But recent studies also suggest that binge drinking can cause short term memory loss as well.
What to do about it
It's not rocket science is it? From a health point of view, binge drinking is definitely not recommended. Apart from memory loss, there is also the risk of alcohol poisoning and choking on your own vomit whilst asleep. Stick to the recommended limits which are:
• Men should drink no more than 3 to 4 units of alcohol per day
• Women should drink no more than 2 to 3 units of alcohol per day
Mini-stroke
Transient ischemic attack, or mini-stroke, happens when the blood supply to part of the brain is interrupted, in most cases by a blood clot. Unlike strokes, mini-strokes can last from a few minutes up to 24 hours. Most are over within half an hour. Because of this, many people ignore the symptoms, especially if they disappear within the day. Others may not be aware they have had one, yet they can cause memory loss.
What to do about it
Symptoms of a stroke should be treated as a medical emergency, even if they disappear. Around one in five people who have mini-strokes go on to have a full blown stroke which can kill, or cause permanent disability. If you or anyone you know has 'a turn' involving memory loss, confusion, difficulty with or understanding speech, loss of balance, dizziness or trouble walking, then call 999.



Date:21.07.2010. Time: 22.00

How much progress have we made? Are we living happier than our ancestors? Why do we fight, kill each other?




Date: 22.07.2010. Time: 22.00


BE VERY CAREFUL


     


Food poisoning is a big problem during hot weather. Keep your food in a cool and dry place if you are travelling be very careful what you eat in the restaurants. Try to take sandwiches with you in a safe way if it is possible.


Date:23.07.2010. Time: 22.00


 It is Summer time do the followings:



Swim outdoors

Bored of the walls inside your leisure centre pool? There are loads of lidos across the country, but many of them are only open during the summer months, like Europe's second largest open air pool in London's Tooting Bec, so dive in while you can. Many of them are great for kids too, like Aldershot Lido in Hampshire, which also has a paddling pool, fountain and three water slides.

Get on your bike

Cycling is a great way to take advantage of the outdoors – and Cycle-route is a great site for finding cycle routes and mountain bike trails that have been tried and tested, all across the UK. Or if you fancy exploring your city on two wheels,
Hit the beach

Nothing beats a day down beside the seaside on a hot day but if the crowds that flock to the likes of Brighton and Bournemouth at the first glimpse of sunshine put you off, then try one of the lesser known but just as lovely sandy spots the UK has to offer, like Deal in Kent or West Wittering in Sussex. A hot day stuck in a traffic jam is no fun though so it might be worth keeping track of the traffic on the day – get live reports from Frixo

Learn to windsurf

Windsurfing is one of those things loads of us will do on holiday but don't think do at home, which is a shame because the combination of the sunshine and the breeze in UK summer months makes for great conditions for it. The RYA site will tell you your nearest centre for windsurfing courses, along with other boat sports.

Sail away, sail away, sail away

There are easier ways to enjoy the water – sailing can be relaxing and it's easier that you'd think to pick up the ropes. Plenty of companies, like Hunters Yard in The Norfolk Broads, rent out vessels for day trips as well as short breaks. A sail along the Dart in Devon is another good choice: gorgeous scenery, great pubs en route and you can even stop and visit Agatha Christie's house with its National Park gardens.



Date: 24.07.2010. Time: 22.00







Did you know that white sugar and heroin are the same


Did you know that white sugar and heroin provide the same feeling to our brain, in other word it takes us up and down as it is with the heroin which; take us high and down.  White sugar plays a big role in our daily diet and most of the illnesses are caused by white salt, white sugar white flour. It is the cause of all problems because of the chemical substance in them.  Brown sugar, sea salt, brown flour are the best because they are natural foods and our body loves natural foods.



Date: 25.07.2010. Time: 22.00


"Are you happy what you are???"





World First: Full-Face Transplant Man on TV Show

The man, known only as Oscar, spoke with difficulty as he thanked the family of the person whose face he now has and the doctors at Vall d'Hebron in Madrid where he had the operation in March. During the 24-hour surgery, doctors lifted an entire face, including jaw, nose, cheekbones, muscles, teeth and eyelids from one person and placed it, mask-like, onto Oscar. The 31-year-old recipient is a farmer who was unable to breathe or eat on his own after accidentally shooting himself in the face five years ago. He has now been discharged from hospital and will need between a year and 18 months of physical therapy but is expected to regain up to 90% of his facial functions, said the head of the surgical team, Dr Joan Pere Barret. Oscar is now able to drink liquids and eat soft foods, and has been able to speak for the past two months, the hospital revealed. Doctors also said he has regained the feeling in most of his face and is partly recovering movement of his muscles. One good sign, apparently, was that a week after the operation, he had to be shaved because of beard growth.

But he also suffered acute rejection twice - once four weeks after the surgery and again between the second and third months. Both times, the new face was saved with medication, a hospital statement said. At the news conference, Oscar seemed relaxed as he looked out at reporters with eyes he cannot yet close completely. His sister, who has not been identified to protect the family's privacy, said her brother looks forward to leading a normal life. He is eager to enjoy "little things, like walking down the street without anyone looking at him, or sitting down for a meal with his family. Doing things that all of us do on a normal day", she said. A French team announced a similar operation earlier this month, saying a 35-year-old man with a genetic disorder has been given an entirely new face, including tear ducts that cry and a chin that sprouts stubble.



Date: 26.07.2010. Time: 22.00


IF YOU ARE EATING OUTSIDE READ THIS!


Hygiene and Restaurants = Mouse jumps from bowl in restaurant

A restaurant owner has been criticised for an "appalling catalogue of offences" after health inspectors saw a mouse jumping from a bowl of sweet and sour sauce in the kitchen.  Inspectors visiting the Kam Tong, Hung Tao and Kiasu restaurants in Queensway, Bayswater, west London, found mouse droppings all over the kitchens and cockroach eggs in the dim sum and baskets of prawn crackers. One rodent was photographed scampering along a kitchen drainpipe in the Kam Tong restaurant after jumping from a bowl of sweet and sour sauce which was about to be served to customers. Owner Ronald Lim, of Barnet, north London, admitted 17 counts of breaching food hygiene regulations at Southwark Crown Court on Monday. Judge Geoffrey Rivlin QC ordered him to pay fines totalling £30,000, plus £18,131 costs, and handed him an eight-month jail term suspended for two years. He was told that if he did not pay the fine, he would face 18 months in jail, a spokeswoman for Westminster City Council said. The three restaurants were shut down between May and August 2008 but have since reopened. Lim now has three months to prove he has improved standards before a decision is made on whether to ban him from operating a catering business altogether. Brian Connell, Westminster City Council's cabinet member for business, enterprise and skills, said: "This is an appalling catalogue of offences and gives an otherwise good industry a bad name. "This person was not running these restaurants to the levels of hygiene which are required and which customers rightly expect."


Date:27.07.2010. Time: 22.00

OBAMA (USA)  + TWO DIFFERENT TYPE OF STANDARD OF HOSPITALITY !

CAN YOU TELL US WHY???????????????????????????????????????

 


The Arabs and the Iranian and the Turks eat too much fatty foods.  That is why they need various type of medication when they are fifty year old.  This is due to over eating of one type of food. The best diet is balance diet when one eats everything in a moderation. 


Date:28.07.2010. Time: 22.00



People with knee or hip problems could in future "grow" their own replacement joints using their own stem cells, scientists have said.

A team of experts has, for the first time, shown it is possible to grow joints inside the body which have a full range of movement and can bear weight. The joints could potentially last longer than commonly-used artificial joints, saving elderly patients from having to undergo gruelling operations to replace those that have worn away. The pioneering study was carried out on rabbits but researchers believe it paves the way for a future where people grow their own bone and cartilage. Professor Jeremy Mao and his team at Columbia University Medical Centre in New York led the study with colleagues from the University of Missouri and Clemson University in South Carolina. They used a computer to help create artificial scaffolds that were anatomically the same size and shape as rabbit leg joints. The scaffolds were infused with a growth factor and implanted into 10 rabbits after their own leg joints had been removed. Attracted by the growth factor, their own stem cells went to the location of the missing joint and regenerated cartilage and bone in two separate layers. Just three to four weeks after surgery, the rabbits had fully regained movement and could bear weight similar to animals who had never undergone surgery. The rabbits had grown their own joints using their own stem cells, instead of relying on an injection of stem cells into their body. This is the first time scientists have regenerated a limb joint using either harvested stem cells or an animal's own stem cells. The study was published online in The Lancet medical journal. Prof Mao said: "This is the first time an entire joint surface was regenerated with return of functions including weight bearing and locomotion. Regeneration of cartilage and bone both from the host's own stem cells, rather than taking stem cells out of the body, may ultimately lead to clinical applications."


Date: 29.07.2010. Time: 22.00




IN LONDON ALL THE COUNCILS ARE MAKING BIG MONEY DURING RECSSION FROM PARKING AND PENALTY CHARGES

Here is U.K it is not the third world, so that influential people could get away with the Law. Even Prince Charles gets a PNC if he parks at this place without paying parking ticket   

New Harrods Owners Fall Prey to Clampers

The new owners of Harrods got a taste of London life when they returned to their luxury cars to find they had been clamped. A Koenigsegg CCXR worth £1.2m and a Lamborghini Murcielago worth £350,000 - both in the fetching colour of turquoise - were parked outside the royal family's latest acquisition when they were spotted by traffic wardens. The cars were initially given tickets and then clamped, to the amazement of passers-by who gathered to watch. The custom-made cars are part of the royal family's fleet of supercars. The turquoise is recognisable as the family's distinctive "baby blue" colour. The Qatari royal family are behind the Qatar Holding Group which bought Harrods from Mohamed al Fayed in April for £1.5bn. The business is led by the Qatari Prime Minister, Sheikh Hamad al Thani. The al Thani family are worth around £2.5bn and have stakes in dozens of businesses around the world. As well as their magnificent car collection, their assets include a fleet of multi-million pound yachts and luxury homes around the world.

Date:30.07.2010.Time: 22.00



"WHY HEADACHE"


   

What's causing your headache?

"Five surprising triggers"



Everyone knows that alcohol and colds can give you a headache, but what else can act as a trigger? We reveal five surprising triggers which may be behind your headache.

Teeth grinding

If you suffer from morning headaches, your teeth might be to blame! People who grind or clench their teeth - known as bruxism - are three times more likely to suffer headaches than the rest of us. As most grinding takes place while you are asleep, you may not be aware you are doing it. Constantly grinding your teeth can cause the facial and neck muscles to tense, making a headache more likely. Other tell-tale signs of teeth grinding include jaw pain in the morning, facial and neck pain, worn away tooth enamel and sensitive teeth caused by roots being exposed as the gum recedes. If you think teeth grinding may be your headache trigger, then see your dentist as soon as you can. They can supply you with a mouth guard which can help to save your teeth and ease the headache.

The week-end lie in

People working flat out Monday to Friday may find themselves with a pounding headache come late Saturday morning. This can happen when stress hormones circulating in the blood drop when the body suddenly goes into relaxation mode. This causes a rapid release of neurotransmitters, the brain's chemical messengers which cause the blood vessels to constrict and dilate, leading to a headache. So try to fit in some kind of relaxation or exercise into your busy schedule during the week rather than waiting for the weekend. And limit your sleep to no more than eight hours. Too much sleep is also linked to headaches.

Your computer

Poor posture can cause the muscles of your upper back, neck and shoulders to tense, which increases your chances of getting a headache. Sitting in a slouched position for hours at a time or sitting with your head jutted forward should be avoided. Looking at a computer screen means the eyes have to focus at short distances, which requires the most effort by our eye muscles, and can cause eyestrain as well as headache.So take regular breaks from working at the computer and move around. Adjust your compute screen so that it's 20 to 30 inches away from your eyes and positioned at eye level. Avoid glare by making sure there is no direct sunlight on the computer screen.Try to use a headset rather than a phone when sitting at a computer. Cradling a phone between your head and shoulder will only increase muscle strain on your neck and shoulder muscles.

Your perfume

Perfumes are designed to stimulate the brain. When exposed to the air, perfume evaporates and the chemicals within activate nerve cells in the nose, which send signals to the brain. Unfortunately for some sensitive souls, these signals are strong enough to cause headache and migraines. Household cleaners, fragrance air fresheners, soaps and shampoos can all have the same effect. Ensure that your home and place of work are well ventilated, with a good supply of fresh air to help minimise your exposure to the offending fragrance. Make a point of letting work colleagues know how fragrances affect you, especially if they're the type who like to "splash it all over!" One remedy claims that you can fight smells with smells - apply a small drop of peppermint oil to your forehead - a study suggested that this can work as well as painkillers for a smell induced headache.

Painkillers

Tense, nervous headache? Are you reaching for painkillers? Perhaps you should stop and think again, because taking pain medication too often can itself trigger headaches. Around one in ten people are thought to suffer from "rebound" headaches caused by taking too many over-the-counter painkillers such as ibuprofen, aspirin, codeine and paracetamol. Typically, rebound headaches happen after taking painkillers a few times a week for long periods of time. During this period, the headaches usually become more frequent and more painkillers are taken to deal with them and so a cycle is established. If this sounds like you, then see your GP. They will advise you on how to come off the painkillers if necessary. Unless your doctor has told you otherwise, you should not take painkillers for headaches more than twice a week or two days in a row. Always should always go to your GP if you feel you need to regularly use OTC medicines. You could have an underlying health condition, so it's best to get it checked out.



Date:31.07.2010. Time: 22.00


New Health News


New Innovations in Weight Loss Surgery

Obesity surgery has been shown to be the only long-term effective means of weight loss for morbidly obese patients, typically working far better than diet, exercise or drugs, but as with any surgery there are risks, chief among them surgically opening the abdomen and a resulting scar. But there are less invasive methods, including a new procedure developed by a doctor from Southern California a North Carolina medical-device company.
Dr. Brian Quebbemann, surgical director at The N.E.W. Program weight-loss centre in Newport Beach and TransEnterix, Inc. have teamed up to develop the Spider surgical tool, which allowed surgeons to perform bariatric surgery without the typical surgical incision. The tool enters through a small hole made in the belly button and cuts down the capacity of the stomach, by up to 80 percent. Approved by the FDA last year, the Spider has multiple instrument channels, allowing the surgeon to insert flexible instruments to expand the abdomen (kind of like an umbrella), miniscule cameras to view the working environment, and surgical tools to trim the stomach and make sutures. The Spider is then removed through the same hole. Also on the horizon, and currently in a multi-centre study to gain FDA approval is the TOGA System, a less-invasive bariatric procedure that is performed endoscopic ally (through the mouth). A set of flexible devices is inserted through the mouth into the stomach in order to staple together sections of the stomach and thus reduce its overall food capacity. The TOGA System is a set of flexible stapling devices that is inserted through the mouth into the stomach. Once the device is in place, suction is used to gather together tissue from both sides of the stomach into the device. The collected tissue is then fastened together with titanium staples. The procedure creates a small stomach pouch, shaped like a narrow sleeve, at the top of the stomach. Once the stomach is stapled and the procedure is complete, the device is removed from the body. If you are looking for a weight loss plan that does not include any type of surgery, visit the Health. News diet pages and test out our Individual Diet Selection tool, which can help find the right diet for your lifestyle.