Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Saturday, July 26, 2008
The global pain industry peddles more than $50 billion in drugs a year. Yet for chronic pain sufferers, over-the-counter pills are typically little help, while morphine and other narcotics can be addictive sedatives.
An overview study published last month in the Journal of General Internal Medicine looked at multiple studies of pain and found "researchers don't yet know how to determine which [treatment] is best for individual patients." From studies of drugs to surgeries and alternative medicines, "We have found that there are huge gaps in our knowledge base," said Dr. Matthew J. Bair, assistant professor of medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine.
So what is pain and why do so many suffer so long?
Pain is felt when electrical signals are sent from nerve endings to your brain, which in turn can release painkillers called endorphins and generate reactions that range from instant and physical to long-term and emotional. Beyond that, scientific understanding gets painfully fuzzy. Here's what's known:
1. Scientist don't understand pain
When you're in pain, you know it. But if scientists could fully grasp how pain works and why, they might be able to help you more. The American Academy of Pain Medicine defines pain as "an unpleasant sensation and emotional response to that sensation." Some pain is the result of an obvious injury. Other times, it is caused by damaged nerves that are not so easy to pinpoint. "Pain is complex and defies our ability to establish a clear definition," says Kathryn Weiner, director of the American Academy of Pain Management. "Pain is far more than neural transmission and sensory transduction. Pain is a complex mixture of emotions, culture, experience, spirit and sensation."
2. Chronic pain shrinks brains
If you have chronic pain, you know how demoralizing and debilitating it can be, physically and mentally. It can prevent you from doing things and make you irritable for reasons nobody else understands. But that's only half the story. People with chronic backaches have brains as much as 11 percent smaller than those of non-sufferers, scientists reported in 2004. They don't know why. "It is possible it's just the stress of having to live with the condition," said study leader A. Vania Apkarian of Northwestern University. "The neurons become overactive or tired of the activity."
3. Migraines and sex go together
It may not eliminate the phrase "Not tonight, honey ..." but a 2006 study found that migraine sufferers had levels of sexual desire 20 percent higher than those suffering from tension headaches. The finding suggests sexual desire and migraines might be influenced by the same brain chemical, and getting a better handle on the link could lead to better treatments, at least for the pain portion of the equation.
4. Women feel more pain
Any man who has watched a woman having a baby without using drugs would swear that women can tolerate anything. But the truth is, guys, it hurts more than you can imagine. Women have more nerve receptors than men. As an example, women have 34 nerve fibers per square centimeter of facial skin, while men average just 17. And in a 2005 study, women were found to report more pain throughout their lifetimes and, compared to men, they feel pain in more areas of their body and for longer durations.
5. Some animals don't feel our pain
Animal research could offer clues to eventually relieve human suffering. Take the naked mole rat, a hairless and nearly blind subterranean creature. A study this year found it feels neither the pain of acid nor the sting of chili peppers. If researchers can figure out why, they might be on the road to new sorts of painkilling therapies for humans. In 2006, scientists found a pathway for the transmission of chronic pain in rats that they hope will translate into better understanding of human chronic pain. Lobsters feel no pain, even when boiled, scientists said in a 2005 report that is just one more salvo in a long-running debate.
What you can do
Meanwhile, exercise is a useful remedy for many types of chronic pain.
In an Italian study detailed in the May issue of the journal Cephalalgia, office workers did relaxation and posture exercises every two to three hours. Over an eight-month period, they kept diaries, which were then compared to those of a control group that did not change habits. In the end, the group that exercised reported that headaches and neck and shoulder pain decreased by more than 40 per cent, and their use of painkillers was cut in half.
"Physical activity is actually a natural pain reliever for most people suffering from arthritis," concludes another study published in the Arthritis Care and Research journal in April. "Even minor lifestyle changes like taking a 10-minute walk three times a day can reduce the impact of arthritis on a person's daily activities and help to prevent developing more painful arthritis," said Dr. Patience White, chief public health officer of the Arthritis Foundation. "Physical activity can actually reduce pain naturally and decrease dependence on pain medications."
By Robert Roy Britt, LiveScience Managing Editor
Friday, July 25, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
‘Sound mind in sound body’ is an old saying. Healthy mind can be found only in healthy bodies. Sickly men have sickly minds. Their attitude toward life is gloomy. On the other hand, if the man has good health, his outlook to life is also healthy. He can work for long hours without feeling tired. If a student has good health, his memory is good and his mind is sharp.
Good health cannot be had on demand. There are certain things which are essential for good health. Nutritious food comes first. We should take only that food which is nutritious value. Fresh air is also important for good health. People living in the open air usually enjoy good health. Exercise plays a great role in making a man healthy and fit. Balancing one’s hour of sleep and rest also contribute to good health.
There are certain things which are bad for health. We should guard ourselves against them. Smoking is injurious to health. Eating too much spoils ones digestive system. If a man is irregular in his habits, he is likely to lose his health. Lack of energy also results ill-health. So, one must stay fit to lead a happy and healthy life.
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Monday, July 21, 2008
Ikuti Kisahnya :
Anak lelaki ini telah terjatuh sewaktu dia masih kecil yang telah menyebabkan dia cacat. Dia tak boleh berjalan, tak boleh bercakap dan kalau ingin berbicara dengan bapanya, dia hanya menggunakan bahasa isyarat.
Satu hari, dia mengatakan kepada bapanya (dengan bhs isyarat) bahawa dia ingin mengikuti Trialthon. Bapanya berkata, "mana mungkin anakku. Kamu kan tak boleh berjalan. Mana mungkin?"
Anaknya berkata lagi (dlm bhs isyarat), " boleh ayah. Kamu harus pikul saya". Bapanya terfikir bahawa dia tak mungkin boleh melakukannya kerana, dia sudah berumur 65 tahun. Namun kerana tidak menghampakan anaknya, dia mengambil keputusan untuk membawa anaknya untuk menyertai Trialthon.
Mereka pergi ke tempat pendaftaran untuk mendaftar tetapi penyertaan ditolak kerana para organiser berfikir, mereka pasti tidak boleh melakukannya. Namun begitu, si ayah tidak berputus asa, dan pergi lagi pada keesokan harinya tapi masih ditolak. Hari seterusnya, masih ditolak.
Tetapi pada hari yang ke-empat, organiser menerima penyertaan mereka kerana mereka berfikir, walaupun penyertaan tetap di tolak, mereka pasti akan datang lagi. Biasanya, trialthon hanya mengambil masa selama 6 jam tetapi anak dan bapa ini menghabiskan trialthon selama 12 jam. Tetapi para penonton tidak berganjak dari tempat mereka dan menyokong mereka sampai mereka menghabiskan acara tersebut.
Video ini adalah "based on true story" tentang disabled son yang telah berjaya menghabiskan acara trialthon dengan pertolongan bapanya.
Begitu juga dengan BAPA kita di sorga. Dia tidak akan pernah menghampakan kita. Walau apapun yang terjadi, DIA akan selalu menolong kita. So BE STRONG in JESUS. WE CAN DO EVERYTHING THROUGH HIM WHO STRENGTHEN US... AMEN.
Ephisian 6:10 "Finally, my brethren, be strong in the LORD, and in the power of his might".
Saturday, July 19, 2008
- Love is like a disease - it will put tow people in one bed.
- Love is like the sky – There are no limits.
- Love is like mathematics – you always have to proof it.
- Love is like a treasure – hard to find. Easy to loose
- Love is like an ocean – it will get very deep.
- Love is like a war – easy to start. Hard to finish.
- Love is like a dream – it will stop right at the best part.
- Love is like a balloon – if you press to hard, it will explode.
- Love is like a shower – sometimes it is hot and wet and other times cold and droopy.
- Love is like an apple – you need to be careful of the poisoned part.
- Love is like a fire – very difficult to control it. Sometimes it is hot and sometimes it will burn you
- Love is like a movie – sometime it will end good and sometimes bad.
- Love is like a glass – you need to be careful not the brake it.
- Love is like a tower of cards – it can fall down in any minute.
- Love is like taking a bath – at the end it will get cold.
- Love is like a pizza – it come always with extras.
- Love is like a magic key – it will open all the secret doors.
- Love is like an arrow – you might hit or miss.
- Love is like a dream – sometimes it is very hard to make up.
- Love is like a wish – you won’t always get what you wish for.
- Love is like air – it will feel your lungs.
- Love is like a puzzle game – it takes time to build it up.
- Love is like a lollypop – sometime sticky and sometimes sweet.
- Love is blind – it sees what it wants to.
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Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Getting a date is not much of a work the real test starts when you try to kiss your date. You see this is what will determine whether you will get to spend more time with him/her or not. No girl would ever be willing to leave you if you know the true art of effective kissing and provide her with an experience she has only dreamed about. Read on to discover some of the most stunning ways you can use right now to become a mind blowing kisser.......
Keep your lips moist- No one would ever be willing to kiss dry and chapped lips even if you are a man. Make it count to consistently apply lip balm so that you maintain nice moist and soft lips as the softer your lips are the better you will be at kissing.
Be very gentle- The next step would be to really start kissing your partner. Make sure that you start as soft as possible and slowly work your way up. You must read the comfort levels of your partner while you are kissing him or her and must be highly observant. You would instantly come to know whether your partner is truly enjoying it or not. If you get any signs that your partner isn't enjoying it then you are doing something wrong but at the same time if you get the indication that your partner is having a good time you must slowly try to push your tongue into his/her mouth.
Turn it into a French kiss- There is where you should further open your mouth and totally insert your tongue into your partner's mouth. Again you must go slow and steady and explore your partner's mouth. Always make sure that you don't keep on doing the same thing over and over again. Try to mix it all up and change sides and positions constantly to really add some variation into it.
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Tuesday, July 15, 2008
so what do you think guys?
??? It is POSSIBLE????
Monday, July 14, 2008
B: Amazing kisser
C: good kisser
D: can kick ur butt
E: has gorgeous eyes
F: loves people wild and crazy adore you
G: very outgoing
I: loves to laugh and smile
J: is really sweet
L: very good kisser
M: Makes dating fun
N: easy to fall in love with
O: has one of the best personalities ever
P: popular with all types of people
Q: a hypocrite
R: is a good person to be with
S: is very romantic
U: is very sexual
T: smile to die for
U: is very sexual
V: not judgmental
W: very broad minded
X: never let people tell you what to do
Y: loved by everyone
Z: can be funny and dumb at time
Saturday, July 12, 2008
How many times have you heard someone say – “An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away”? But what you probably didn’t know is that there is a lot of truth to this statement!
It is a well known and propagated fact that fruits such as apples are very good for health as they provide essential nutrition to the body. However, research at various levels is proving that both apple and apple juice are highly nutritious items that must be made a part of our diet to remain healthy and happy.
What is Apple Juice? Apple Juice is a popular fruit juice that is extracted by crushing apples. Since apples are crushed in large machines, apple juice is usually manufactured commercially and packaged well in large bottles and cans.
Apple Juice is beneficial for both children and adults for more reasons than one -
1. Apple juice contains very useful minerals that promote healthy and strong bones.
2. It is found to be useful in bringing down the risk of heart diseases.
3. A rich source of Vitamin C, Apple Juice provides the body with anti oxidant benefits that help in reversing cell damage.
4. Some research shows that Apple Juice can supplement the body in the case of Alzheimer's disease.
It is recommended to promote the habit of drinking apple juice from an early age in children. Doing so will promote good health from an early age and convince them to drink healthy rater than sodas and other aerated drinks.Zoe is made with organic Colorado apples.
Casey McConnell is the founder and owner of http://www.zoejuice.com/ An Organic fruit drink with whey protein isolate.
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Friday, July 11, 2008
1. Setting a Bright Alarm Clock
The looming glare of your alarm clock can be distracting when trying to sleep. The goal is to have as dark a room as possible. Block the bright numbers with a book or consider buying a small travel clock. Your cell phone alarm may also do the trick.
2. Counting Sheep
When you just can’t fall asleep, it’s useless to stay in bed. If you’ve been trying to fall asleep for more than 30 minutes, the National Sleep Foundation suggests doing something mundane, like balancing a checkbook, reading or watching TV. An activity that demands marginal brainpower will lull your mind. Before you know it, you’ll be crawling back into bed genuinely tired.
3. Exercising Late at Night
Daytime workouts will keep you invigorated for hours. That’s why you don’t want to exercise within three hours of hitting the sack. Intense physical activity raises your body temperature and pumps your energy level—both interrupt a calm transition into sleep.
By Danielle Schloffel
Tuesday, July 08, 2008
This song is touching of my heart... but this song only has a Malay translation, and i will try to translate it in to English soon. this song is so touching same with it drama... and i recommend you all to see this drama..."1 liter tears".... drama from japan....