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During a BBQ, a woman stumbled and took a little fall – she assured everyone that she was fine (they offered to call paramedics) …she said she had just tripped over a brick because of her new shoes.

They got her cleaned up and got her a new plate of food. While she appeared a bit shaken up, Jane went about enjoying herself the rest of the evening.

Jane’s husband called later telling everyone that his wife had been taken to the hospital – (at 6:00 PM Jane passed away.)
She had suffered a stroke at the BBQ. Had they known how to identify the signs of a stroke, perhaps Jane would be with us today. 
Some don’t die. They end up in a helpless, hopeless condition instead.

It only takes a minute to read this.

A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke…totally. He said the trick was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed, and then getting the patient medically cared for within 3 hours, which is tough. 


Thank God for the sense to remember the ‘3’ steps, STR. Read and


Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster.
The stroke victim may suffer severe brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke.

Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions:

S *
Ask the individual to SMILE.

T *Ask the person to TALK and SPEAK A


(I.e. It is sunny out today.)

R *Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.

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

New Sign of a Stroke ——– Stick out Your Tongue

NOTE: Another ‘sign’ of a stroke is this: Ask the person to ‘stick’ out his tongue. If the tongue is

‘crooked’, if it goes to one side or the other that is also an indication of a stroke.

Chicken Meat Allergy

Manifestations of chicken meat allergy

Among the most common and prevalent manifestation or symptom of chicken allergy are frequent infections like ear infections and bladder infections; asthma attack; bed-wetting; eczema; skin rashes; acne; unusual fatigue; insomnia; migraine; depression and chronic disturbance in the gastrointestinal system.

Some people with chicken allergy even develop sinusitis which is somehow unusual if they don’t really have the history. Hives and joint pains are also prevalent to them.

Symptoms of chicken meat allergy occur or show up after several minutes of in take. To some people, the reaction could surface in as fast as at least ten minutes, while in others it can be as slow and prolonged to take up to 24 to 48 hours.

Treatment and prevention of chicken allergy

Chicken meat contains allergens or allergy-producing substances that are called purines. These substances are mainly cited for the onset of several other diseases like gout. Gouts are characterized by the formation or onset of kidney stones.

Purines in chicken meat may lead to excessive uric acid accumulation in the body that can possibly lead to what is called kidney stones.

Thus, if chicken allergy symptoms show up, it is important to immediately consult or seek your doctor’s help. That would prevent further ailments or disease from coming out.

The doctor will have to prescribe several medications to treat or help curtail chicken allergy.

The best prevention would be to avoid eating chicken meat. Allergies to substances, you should remember, is not curable but only treatable.

There are a lot of other meat that could taste better than chicken meat, right?

Chicken Meat Allergy

Everybody loves to eat chicken meat. Thousands of mouth-watering recipes have been created for this healthy meat that is high in protein content. But for some unfortunate people with chicken allergy, this eating chicken can be life threatening. Here are some important facts about chicken allergy.
Mechanisms of the Allergic Reaction

A chicken allergy is an adverse immune response by the body towards chicken meat. This type of allergy is not uncommon but severe reactions are rare. At times, allergy of this kind is accompanied by an allergy to chicken eggs, feathers and other poultry products. Sometimes, a person can be allergic to chicken meat or chicken eggs alone. Others may experience reactions to eggs and meat as well as the feathers, which is called the “Bird-Egg Syndrome”.

Allergy caused by chicken meat, chicken eggs, or other poultry products is reported to be 0.6 to 5% of all food allergies in America every year. The meat of chicken contains substances called chicken serum albumin which is the prime cause of the reaction. Some members of the population have immune responses that are overly sensitive to these food proteins found in chickens. Thus, when the immune system encounters this protein, it will launch an attack against them thinking that they are harmful for the body.

The most common symptoms are:

* Hives (may appear locally or spread across the entire body)
* Watery eyes
* Lip and tongue swelling
* Itchiness and tingling around the mouth

Some people may also experience respiratory and gastrointestinal symptoms such as:

* Coughing
* Sneezing
* Asthma
* Nausea and vomiting
* Abdominal cramping

After ingestion of the chicken meat, the allergic can occur after a few minutes or in milder cases within 48 hours. Usually, cutaneous symptoms are the more common symptoms that appear in most patients with this kind of allergy. The allergic person will most probably have itchiness of the skin and lip swelling. This will start in one isolated part of the body and if left unattended may have the tendency to rapidly spread all over your skin.
In some cases, there will be no external reaction to eating chicken meat, but the sufferer will experience mild to severe abdominal symptoms like cramps, diarrhea and even vomiting. Respiratory problems are also symptoms of chicken allergy and can vary from stuffy nose to breathing problems, wheezing and coughing.
Rarely does ingestion of chicken meat cause chest tightness brought about by the narrowing of the airways. However, cases of anaphylaxis due to chicken allergy have already been documented. Hence, any individual who has been diagnosed with chicken allergy should be very careful. Anaphylactic shock requires immediate medical care as the reaction could be fatal.
What Your Doctor Can Do For You

Finding out if you have chicken meat allergy can be difficult at times, especially when the symptoms are not external. You can have home testing if you suspect to have developed an allergy to chicken or a more clever option is to have a health professional perform the testing for more accurate results. Home testing though will require the following cautious procedure:

* Observe whether you experience a sudden reaction such as itching and abdominal pain after eating chicken meat.
* Eliminate chicken meat from your diet for two weeks. That includes all other food items with chicken such as broths or packaged items we can easily buy from groceries. If you feel better after doing so, then it means that you might have chicken meat allergy.
* Go back to eating chicken after two weeks, but just for one meal a day. If the symptoms for chicken allergy re-occur. Then without a doubt, you have the allergy.

To be sure, it is advisable to consult a physician rather than diagnose yourself. He may perform skin prick testing with a very minute amount of chicken protein. Blood tests are also available but may not be performed unless necessary.
What You Can Do

Unfortunately, all food allergies are incurable. The only possible treatment for such is prevention. But if you’re fortunate enough not to have experienced the severe consequences of the allergy, then you can eat chicken once in a while in very small amounts, until your immune system has become used to it. Be sure to consult your doctor to be more informed if you suspect to have chicken meat allergy. It might be necessary to be prescribed with antihistamines or even epinephrine for severe cases. Depending on the severity of your reaction, you might need to avoid chicken and other poultry products for a lifetime.

Facts About Human Sperm Count and Semen: Top 10 List

Facts About Human Sperm Count and Semen: Top 10 List

Something more on the medical side today and how about top 10 facts about human sperm count and some male fertility data? The World Health Organization has defined the normal male sperm count to be at least twenty million sperms per every milliliter of semen along with a minimum semen volume of 2 milliliters. One of the big causes of infertility amongst couples is exactly the problem of male low sperm count. The low sperm count condition among males is called Oligospermia, which affects almost half of the couples’ problems with conceiving a child.

1. Total Number of Sperms per Ejaculation

For a man to be considered fertile the total number of sperms per ejaculation should be at least 40 million. Any volume below this amount is regarded as insufficient sperm concentration.
2. Alive Sperm Percentage

Minimum number of sperms to be alive are to be 75% of the sperms ejaculated. This means that it is quite normal for around 25 % of all the sperms ejaculated to be dead and immobile.
3. Percentage of Sperms Swimming Forward

In this measurement it doesn’t matter if the sperms swim quickly or slowly but it is important for at least half of the sperms to be in constant swim… where? The forward direction.
4. Percentage of Sperms with Normal Shape

At least 30 per cent of the sperms should have a normal shape. The shape of a healthy sperm is standard defined by the medical professionals.
5. Minimum Swimming Sperms Percentage

Normal sperm collection should have a minimum of 25% of them swimming forward. This swimming motion should be fast and active otherwise the sperms are not labeled as healthy.
6. Declining Sperm Count General Trend

More than few statistical data as well as professional examinations have suggested that male fertility is on a decline around the world.
7. Testicular Trauma Causes Low Sperm Count

Any excessive trauma in form or hitting, punch or whack to the testicles during the childhood or adulthood period could possibly be the cause of male infertility.
8. Improving Sperm Count

To improve the sperm count number many suggestions can be made. Some of these include consumption of diets that are rich in anti-oxidants and certain semen boosting vitamins and supplements.
9. Sperms Growing and Collecting Period

Every single sperm has a growing period of 64 days to become a complete sperm. At this point the sperms moves right along the 20 feet long coiled tubes called epidiymis for another 12 days to mature and collect with other sperms.

10. What Causes Low Sperm Count

Some studies and theories have suggested more than a few habits, food and drinks that can cause low sperm count in males. Some of which are smoking, pesticides and hormones imbalance, certain food, EMF (remedy could be Earthing Products), alcohol, plastics and more.

The Seven-Ten Cap

A blonde lady goes into an auto parts store and asks for a seven-ten cap.
All the clerks look at each other, and one says, “What’s a seven-ten cap?”
She says, “You know, it’s right on the engine. Mine got lost and some how and I need a new one.”
“What kind of a car is it on?” the clerk asked.
“It’s a Toyota.”
“Okay lady, how big is it?”
She makes a circle with her hands about 3 1/2 inches in diameter.
The clerk asks, “What does it do?”
“I don’t know, but its always been there.”
By now, the manager has come over. He hands the lady a note pad and asks her if she could draw a picture of it. The customer carefully draws a circle about 3 1/2 inches in diameter. In the center she writes “710.”
The guys behind the counter, who are looking at the drawing upside down, can barely control their laughter as the boss walks to a shelf, grabs an OIL cap and puts in on the counter.
“That’s it!” the lady says. “How much?”
“It’s on the house,” the manager replied. “Please come back often. You have no idea how entertaining it was waiting on you.”


How to Make Hair Look Thicker

How to Make Hair Look Thicker
By an eHow Contributor
updated February 06, 2011


* 1

Choose the right hairstyle. A bob style with bangs will make your hair look thicker. Ask your hair dresser to cut your hair into a bob style with long layers. This will make your hair appear thicker and fuller.
* 2

Use a volumizing shampoo. Many manufacturers offer shampoos that will add volume and make your hair appear thicker. You do not need to spend a fortune on these shampoos; many can be purchased at the grocery or drug store.
* 3

Blow dry your hair upside down. Standing up, lean your head forward and blow dry your hair from the roots to the ends. Run your fingers through your hair as you are blow drying. When your hair is dry, flip your hair back as you lift your head. Do not brush your hair–just use your fingers to style. Blow dry your bangs using a round brush, if necessary.
* 4

Get a body wave. If your hair is especially thin and limp, consider getting a body wave permanent to your hair. Most salons can give you a body wave, and the results last 6 to 8 weeks.
* 5

Change your hair color. Dyeing your hair a darker color or adding low-lights will add body to your hair and make it appear thicker.

Perils of Tight Clothes!

Perils of Tight Clothes!
By Priyanka Parab

Remember jumping up and down when you were young and got that pink frilly dress as a birthday present? Now do you remember jumping up and down every time you buy a new pair of slim fit jeans! Sadly this current jumping routine of yours cannot be attested to the fact that you are giddily happy upon buying the pair of pants, instead you are found jumping around to simply fit in those nasty straight fits!
So, how is jumping around unhealthy?

To begin with, let’s clear up the issue around jumping here! Jumping by any means is not unhealthy, in fact it is rather healthy as it involves physical activity and helps you burn a few calories too! The unhealthy aspect of jumping pops up into the picture, when you are found jumping around trying to fit into tight pants. Agreed, those tight clothes make you look slim and svelte, but wouldn’t it be much better if you just properly exercised those ungainly kilos off your waist?

My fashionable skinny jeans cannot be bad for me!

Sure! They are not bad for you. Considering you don’t mind suffering from chronic abdominal and back pain and a strong case of acid refluxes.

Of course too tight clothing is bad for you, in fact it is unhealthy! The main purpose of clothing is to cover our body from the external factors such as dirt, heat and cold. Accentuating our looks is the secondary purpose that our clothing serves, but with the advent of fashion, clothing has gone from big to small to narrow to ridiculously tight! With famous celebrities squeezing in tight clothes day in and day out, fashion has been revolutionized to some very unhealthy levels!

How are tight clothes affecting my health?

What happens when you wear the tie too tight? You can’t breathe right! That’s how the rest of your body feels when it is subjected to clothes way too small in size.

Don’t believe us?

Following are just some of the health risks that you subject your body to, by wearing tight clothing:

Acid Reflux: Many of us can be found guilty of wearing clothes that are just a little too tight around the waist. While this causes a little discomfort to us in the short run, its effect on us in the long run can be serious! Pants tight around the waist put pressure on the abdomen directly, due to which the acid is reversed into the esophagus, giving rise to acid reflux or heart burn. This occurs mostly when you are found dressed in tight clothes and end up having a large meal.

So, the next time you have a burning feeling in your throat, chest or tummy and an acidic taste in your mouth after a meal, glance at yourself, you are probably wearing clothing which is too tight!

The best way to identify whether your clothes are too tight or not, is to check if your stomach bulges out after pulling on your pants!

Back Acne: Tight clothing doesn’t necessarily end with tight pants, it also includes those figure hugging tops. Polo necks are prime examples of this fashion trend which can cause back acne, as dandruff and dead skin gets trapped on your back. Tight tops can result in the trapping of heat and moisture between the fabric and the skin, especially in hot and humid conditions of places like India. Plus, if you add dead skin cells from your own body to the mix along with excessive skin oils along with dandruff from your scalp, what you get is a potent recipe for back acne.

Yeast Infection: Wearing tight undergarments, especially under equally tight pants can give rise to yeast infections around the pubic area in women. This is because tight clothes can trap heat and this causes the area to become warm and moist. Yeast is known to thrive in warm and moist areas and after a yeast infection has set in, the skin around the vagina becomes very irritated, itchy and painful. In hot and humid conditions in places like India, wearing tight clothing can cause an immediate yeast infection to set in, despite your best efforts to keep your pubic area hygienic and dry.

To avoid a yeast infection, it would be a good idea to wear clothes that are less constricting and breathable in. For example, instead of a thong or a tight undergarment of synthetic material, opt for cotton undergarments that aren’t too tight!

Tingling Thigh: Wearing too tight jeans or pants puts pressure on the thigh region and causes nerve compression in that area, mainly to a nerve that supplies sensation to the upper part of your thigh. This causes a tingling or numbing sensation along with a burning pain on the surface of the thigh

Chronic back pain: Wearing tight clothing is harmful to your back too! Surprised? Don’t be, as research has found out that wearing too tight, low waist and hip hugging jeans causes nerve compression in your back and also restricts your hip bone movement. All of this puts pressure on your spine and that is the main reason behind your back ache.

Jock Itch: Jock itch occurs mostly in men who wear tight pants over tight undergarments. Jock itch is caused by the same bacteria or fungus that causes athletes foot! This bacteria thrives in moist and warm conditions and spreads to the skin of the inner thighs, buttocks and groin. The affected skin develops a rash and ring shaped rashes are common in people suffering from Jock Itch. This problem however affects overweight people more than others.

But these clothes are fashionable, everybody wears them!

Fashion should be your own personal style statement, something that keeps you comfortable in your own skin. Not something that causes any sort of distress to you or makes you unhealthy!

A New Form Is All You Need To Avoid Running Injuries

This New York Times Magazine article has discovered a secret: It’s not really whether or not you run barefoot or with the latest Nikes that prevent injury, it’s the form you use when you run. The writer, Christopher McDougall, goes into a lot running history, but it boils down to a technique invented in the 1800s called 100-Up that stresses—among other points—no heel landings and always using the balls of your feet. Just by using this method, even arthritic old men who couldn’t run before can now go long distances painlessly and injury-free.

The image above shows the various steps to executing this the 100-Up, but the video on the NYT page shows it in motion. (I’m still trying to wrap my mind around why Peter Sarsgaard is inexplicably in the video though.)

Of course, they suggest that doing this barefoot will decrease your injury rate, and they point to various shoes that actually harm, rather than help your stride, by overcorrecting. If you’re a runner, you should definitely hop over and see what the article has to say about the 100-Up form and running shoes. I’ve given up running because of knee problems, I might just take it up again using their method.