Thursday, May 29, 2008

Help for Damaged Hair

Health and Beauty Tip

Give your hair time to repair itself. Keep the heat off by letting your hair air-dry as often as possible. If you must use a hair dryer, use a nozzle to put some distance between you and the dryer's heat.

New moms tested for HIV infection

LONDON (UPI) -- Hundreds of new mothers in Britain are being tested for the HIV virus after learning the doctor who delivered their babies has the deadly virus.

Women who had Caesarean section births at two hospitals in Essex were sent letters urging the tests to determine whether they contracted HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, The Daily Mail reported Friday.

Tracy Cause, 33, from Leigh-on-Sea, said she found it unbelievable that someone working with mothers and babies could be infected with HIV and potentially passed along the virus.

"The letter from the hospital said they were aware it could be upsetting but that doesn't even come close," Cause said.

Basildon Hospital in Essex sent 126 warning letters and 66 were mailed to patients at Southend Hospital.

The doctor worked at both of the hospitals between 2006 and 2007 but reportedly was moved to a "risk free" role, the newspaper said.

Dr. Stephen Morgan, Basildon medical director, said, it was "rare" for an infected healthcare worker to infect a patient.

A Health Protection Agency spokesman said patients were being asked to contact a helpline for a "consultation where they will be offered advice, counseling and a blood test."


Copyright 2008 by United Press International
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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

What powers did Billy Batson gain when he said his magic word?

When newsboy Billy Batson spoke the anagrammatic magic word "Shazam!" to transform himself into the mighty Captain Marvel, he gained the wisdom of Solomon; the strength of Hercules; the stamina of Atlas; the power of Zeus; the courage of Achilles; and the speed of Mercury.

What happened to Thor's Oak?

Thor's Oak was an ancient tree sacred to the Germanic tribe of the Chatti, ancestors of the Hessians, and one of the most important sacred sites of the pagan Germanic peoples.

The tree stood at a location near the village of Geismar, today part of the town of Fritzlar in northern Hessen, and was the main point of veneration of the Germanic deity Thor. Its felling in 723 A.D. marked the beginning of the Christianization of the non-Frankish tribes of northern Germany.


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Monday, May 26, 2008

Food for Shiny Hair

Health and Beauty Tip

Want to give your hair a little extra shine? Increase the amount of vitamin E in your diet -- nuts and green vegetables are good for this. Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids also improve your hair's health ... you can get those from salt-water fish and dark green, leafy veggies.

Sect mothers may face hard choice

ELDORADO, Texas (UPI) -- Branding a West Texas polygamist sect an abusive environment, officials may tell the sect's mothers they must choose between their children and their religion.

Some lawyers said this edict could mean women would never be able to return to the Yearning for Zion ranch in Eldorado, The Dallas Morning News said Thursday.

Other experts said adults who have tolerated underage "marriages" of girls to older men might have forfeited rights to raise their children.

In advance of court hearings scheduled to begin Monday, Child Protective Services has drafted 10 goals and 14 tasks that parents will have to work toward in order to regain custody of their children.

CPS is proposing to give parents until next April to "provide a home free of persons who have or will abuse" children and "demonstrate the ability to protect the child(ren) from sexual abuse."


Copyright 2008 by United Press International
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Saturday, May 24, 2008

Global warming may increase kidney stones

Global warming may increase kidney stones
DALLAS (UPI) -- U.S. urologists say rising global temperatures might lead to an increase in kidney stones.

The study, presented Tuesday in Orlando, Fla., during the 103rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Urological Association, shows kidney stone disease, already linked with dehydration in warmer climates, will be exacerbated by global warning.

As a result, scientists said the prevalence of kidney stone disease will increase, along with the costs of treating the condition.

The southern United States is considered "the stone belt" because it has higher incidences of kidney stones. The researchers said rising global temperatures could expand that region with the fraction of the U.S. population living in high-risk stone zones predicted to grow from 40 percent in 2000 to 50 percent by 2050. That could lead to an increase of one to two million lifetime cases of stone disease.

The cost associated with treating kidney stone disease could climb as high as one $1 billion annually by 2050, representing a 10 percent to 20 percent increase over present-day estimates, the researchers said.

The study, led by Dr. Margaret Pearl of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, was reported in the April issue of the Journal of Urology.


Copyright 2008 by United Press International
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Friday, May 23, 2008

Looking for Police Gears??

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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Wordless wednesday

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A Monument in Albertina, Vienna Austria during our adventure last year!!

sorry guys can't really visit you now...i'm still on vacation and always try to update my blog...when i will be back to Germany, i will visit you asap as usual..

have a great day!!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Victim often knows sexual attacker

DURHAM, N.H. (UPI) -- A University of New Hampshire study shows that the vast majority of incidents of unwanted sex on campus are perpetrated by someone the victim knows.

More than 2,400 undergraduate students were surveyed in the 2005/2006 academic year, with previous student surveys conducted in 1988 and 2000.

"Colleges and universities around the country find this same percentage, yet the stereotype remains that the perpetrator is a stranger," the study said. "We need to continue to educate the campus community that acquaintances are most likely to be the perpetrators against women."

Overall, unwanted sexual contact occurs where students live, in the context of social events, and often alcohol is involved, the study said.

Of the female victims surveyed, 85 percent report that someone they know committed unwanted sexual intercourse.

Seven percent reported having unwanted sex themselves, while 25 percent reported unwanted sexual contact, the study found.

Copies of the study are available at: unh.edu/news/docs/2006unwantedsexualexperiences.pdf.


Copyright 2008 by United Press International
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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Change needed in end-of-life dementia care

MILTON KEYNES, England (UPI) -- British researchers say many improvements are needed in the care provided to people in the final stages of dementia.

Open University Professor Jan Draper and Clinical Nurse Specialist Deborah Birch reached that conclusion after reviewing 29 published studies conducted in nine nations during the past 10 years.

"We must act now to stop people with dementia from suffering from protracted, potentially uncomfortable and undignified deaths" said Draper. "Our review has reinforced the importance of providing appropriate palliative care to individuals suffering from end-stage dementia and clearly identified some of the barriers to extending such provision."

The recommendations include: communicating the diagnosis of dementia in a sensitive way; acknowledging the potential influence on treatment decisions on the beliefs and values of members of the healthcare team; and reconsidering aggressive medical treatments that have limited benefits and might cause further discomfort to dying patients.

The review appears in the Journal of Clinical Nursing.


Copyright 2008 by United Press International
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Avoiding Hassle Calls

I really hate to answer our phone especially from telemarketers. I even asked one before about asking his name and where he get my phone number. It really irritates me when he said that they are not allowed to tell their names but they know my full name and address!!!

"Who Just Called", the question from my husband if he hears me getting angry over the phone. I just visited whojustcalledhere.com. How I wish that we also have the same service in Germany. People here in the States are so lucky to have service like "No Call List" from website like Whojustcalledhere. They also provide the so called "Reverse Phone Lookup Service", which I think to be a good one.

I recommend to you guys especially here in USA to check this site for more infos!! Avoid disturbing phone calls now!!

Las Vegas Photos

We went 3 days in a row in Las Vegas strip and part of downtown in Fremont street..I got some photos which I am sometimes confused because it is not organized in my hard disk. hope to have time to organize it...i guess i already took around 3,000 fotos since I arrived here in Las Vegas....

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somewhere in Treasure Island with my sister...amazing hotel and casino


at Caesars Palace..


I took this photo while we are on the way to the strip


inside Caesars Palace again...this huge hotel and casino is very beautiful and amazing!!!
it has very amazing paintings and statues/monuments!!
I get crazy taking pix last time!!

sorry if I don't have time to visit you guys...will do once i got enough time!!
take care everyone and hope that you have a great Monday!!

Who's Number Is This??

In Germany, a lot of Telemarketers are always calling our home. I thought it is only in Germany. I am currently in Las Vegas visiting my sister and relatives. I was also surprised when my brother-in-law received lots of calls from telemarketers. He even said sometimes Who's Number Is This???.

I believed there is already a solution to this problem. At whosnumberisthat.com, he can have lots of informations like the so called "No Call List Information". He can even block the calls from telemarketers who sometimes bothers him.

If you have the same problems, you can also click their site and register at their no call list program.

Compound might stop cancer progression

OKLAHOMA CITY (UPI) -- U.S. medical scientists say they have discovered a compound that, in laboratory tests, has shown success in preventing cancer.

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center researchers said the compound, which still faces several rounds of clinical trials, successfully stopped normal cells from turning into cancer cells and inhibited the ability of tumors to grow and form blood vessels.

If successful tests continue, researchers eventually hope to create a daily pill that would be taken as a cancer preventive.

"This compound was effective against the 12 types of cancers that it was tested on," said Doris Benbrook, the study's principle investigator. "Even more promising for health care is that it prevents the transformation of normal cells into cancer cells and is therefore now being developed by the National Cancer Institute as a cancer prevention drug."

The synthetic compound directly targets abnormalities in cancer cell components without damaging normal cells, researchers said. The disruption causes cancer cells to die and keeps tumors from forming.

Benbrook and her team have patented the discovery and hope to start clinical trials for the compound within 5 years.


Copyright 2008 by United Press International
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Preserve Your Manicure

Health and Beauty Tip

To avoid that annoying chipped polish at the end of your nails, apply a clear top coat over your nail polish on occasion. It'll preserve your manicure and add extra shine.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Having Problems with Bedbugs

I remember back home in Germany about our bed. Sometimes I just feel that there is something biting me on bed while sleeping. I even have to scratch so much the skin which I felt being biten. I guess these are what they called bedbug.

Our bed is around 5 years old already but it is still a good bed. I am comfortable sleeping on it. I believed I just need a solution how to get rid of bedbugs. This is the reason why I came accross bedbugsguide.com. It is a very informative site on how to kill and get rid of bedbugs. Bed Bugs Guide have all the informations about bedbugs and how to eliminate them, thus saving your mattresses.

I found now the solution in this site..No need to buy anymore for a new mattress which also means saving hundreds of Euros for a new bed.

Visit their site now and find the solution about bedbugs problems. Spend your money wisely!!!!

Time To Laugh

Good News, Bad News

An old man visits his doctor and, after a thorough examination, the doctor tells him, "I have good news and bad news. What would you like to hear first?"

The patient answers, "Well, give me the bad news first."

"You have cancer, I estimate that you have about two years left," the doctor says.

"That's terrible! In two years, my life will be over!" the patient cried. "What kind of good news could you probably tell me, after this?"

The doctor says, "You also have Alzheimer's. In about three months you are going to forget everything I told you."

Bloggirl at Social Spark

Last week, I received an email from SocialSpark inviting me join it. I just don't have enough time because I am so busy with my Las Vegas escapades.

I am a very sociable person, I would like to meet people from different places around the world and learn their culture even just on the net. I would also like to exchange opinions and ideas.

In doing so I need to join the social networks in the net. One of it is SocialSpark. I already joined a lot of social networks and I believed that socialspark.com can give me the fun in doing so.

Aside from having fun, I can also earn an extra income in blogging. I love blogging anyway. I selected having profile at them because I want to share my ideas, thoughts, opinions and also my personal experiences.

Their of code of ethics listed below sounds great and fair!!

-100% Audit-able In-Post Disclosure
-100% Transparency
-100% Real Opinions
-100% Search Engine Friendly

If you want to monetize your blog, build community and drive traffic, join now socialspark.com and have some fun!! Happy blogging!!

No More MC Donald's-Very Bad Experience

I just want to share this very bad experience we had in MC Donalds last night here in Las Vegas. well to be specific that was past midnight, around dawn today already. I know that MC Donalds is a very reputable and trustful company around the world. You can find it everywhere. I know that it is a very good company.

This experience we had last night or this dawn time with my sister and bro-in-law was just very disappointing. I supposed and would like to say "NEVER AGAIN AT MC DONALDS". I also know how employees in mc donalds are trained to provide excellent and fast service to customers. But last night, I would say, it is a nightmare experience with mc donalds. really very disappointing and frustrating experience.

Well, I am just sharing this experience to burst-out and pour-out my feelings. I was just very disappointed and also my younger sister and brother in law. I believed sharing personal experiences is not bad especially if you are telling "THE TRUTH AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH"

Last night, our car broke down and stopped somewhere in Lake Mead at Las Vegas Boulevard, near a gas station in front of terribles in mc donalds. They also have their the 24hour drive thru service.

I was very hungry while we were waiting for the assistance of my bro-in-laws friend to drive us home. At the same time, the service company who will tow the broke-down car. We decided to go to the 24 hour drive-thru Mc Donald to buy some food because we were really very hungry. Besides it is only some feet away.

While standing at the customer window, me and my sister said that we want some double cheese burgers. The lady said that she cannot sell us some burgers or anything because we don't have a car. I told the lady that our car broke down and it is not running anymore. I even told her that she can take a look at the car in front of Terrible Mc Donalds.

She said that she can't really sell us some burgers. She called her supervisor, I guess and the supervisor said the same.

Due to frustation and dissapointment, my hunger disappeared. The bad thing is that I am still having Migraine until right now which I believe to be the cause of the hunger, disappointment and frustration we had last night of this dawn time.

It was already around 2am as we arrived home this morning after a friend took us home.

MY POINTS ARE:

1. Where is the so called customer service at Mc Donald which is famous around the world for its excellent and fast service to their customers.
2. Is there a law or policy in MC Donald saying that you can't buy anything if you don't have a car in their drive thru service. In fact, we have a car which was broken down and just some feet away from the drive thru.
3. I am just really pouring out how I felt until now because I am just very disappointed and frustrated which I believed to be the cause of my Migraine until now while I am writing this post.
4. My very point is that, I hope that MC Donalds needs to train more their employees what really customer service is.

I will still continue this post soon because until now, I am already vomitting due to my bad Migraine..

see you soon!!

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