Monday, June 22, 2009
BROCCOLI – CANCER Close-up, the tiny green tips on a broccoli head look like hundreds of cancer cells. Now scientists know this disease-busting veg can play a crucial role in preventing the disease. Last year, a team of researchers at the US National Cancer Institute found just a weekly serving of broccoli was enough to reduce the risk of prostate cancer by 45 per cent. In Britain , prostate cancer kills one man every hour.
BANANA (SMILE) – DEPRESSION Cheer yourself up and put a smile on your face by eating a banana. The popular fruit contains a protein called tryptophan. Once it has been digested, tryptophan then gets converted in a chemical neurotransmitter called serotonin. This is one of the most important mood-regulating chemicals in the brain and most anti-depressant drugs work by adjusting levels of serotonin production. Higher levels are associated with better moods.
GINGER – STOMACH Root ginger, commonly sold in supermarkets, often looks just like the stomach. So it’s interesting that one of its biggest benefits is aiding digestion. The Chinese have been using it for over 2,000 years to calm the stomach and cure nausea, while it is also a popular remedy for motion sickness. But the benefits could go much further. Tests on mice at the University of Minnesota found injecting the chemical that gives ginger its flavour slowed down the growth rate of bowel tumours.
BEANSPROUTS – SPERM The stir-fry favourite bears an uncanny resemblance to the images we see of ‘swimming’ sperm trying to fertilise an egg. And research from the US suggests they could play an important part in boosting male fertility. A study at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio showed that to make healthy sperm in large quantities, the body needs a good supply of vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that protects cells against damage by harmful molecules called free radicals. Just half a cup of bean sprouts provides 16 per cent of the recommended daily allowance of vitamin C for a man. It’s not just dad but baby too who could benefit. Bean sprouts are packed with folate, a vitamin that prevents neural tube defects, where the baby is born with a damaged brain or spine.
GRAPES – LUNGS OUR lungs are made up of branches of ever-smaller airways that finish up with tiny bunches of tissue called alveoli. These structures, which resemble bunches of grapes, allow oxygen to pass from the lungs to the blood stream. One reason that very premature babies struggle to survive is that these alveoli do not begin to form until week 23 or 24 of pregnancy. A diet high in fresh fruit, such as grapes, has been shown to reduce the risk of lung cancer and emphysema. Grape seeds also contain a chemical called proanthocyanidin, which appears to reduce the severity of asthma triggered by allergy.
TOMATO – HEART A TOMATO is red and usually has four chambers, just like our heart. Tomatoes are also a great source of lycopene, a plant chemical that reduces the risk of heart disease and several cancers. The Women’s Health Study — an American research programme which tracks the health of 40,000 women — found women with the highest blood levels of lycopene had 30 per cent less heart disease than women who had very little lycopene. Lab experiments have also shown that lycopene helps counter the effect of unhealthy LDL cholesterol. One Canadian study, published in the journal Experimental Biology and Medicine, said there was “convincing evidence’ that lycopene prevented coronary heart disease.
WALNUT – BRAIN THE gnarled folds of a walnut mimic the appearance of a human brain - and provide a clue to the benefits. Walnuts are the only nuts which contain significant amounts of omega-3 fatty acids. They may also help head off dementia. An American study found that walnut extract broke down the protein-based plaques associated with Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers at Tufts University in Boston found walnuts reversed some signs of brain ageing in rats.
Monday, June 15, 2009
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Friday, June 5, 2009
我的家在一个偏僻的山村,父母都是面朝黄土背朝天的农民.我有一个小我三岁的弟弟.有一次我为了买女孩子们都有的花手绢,偷偷拿了父亲抽屉里5毛钱.父亲当天就发现钱少了,就让我们跪在墙边,拿着一根竹竿,让我们承认到底是谁偷的.我被当时的情景吓傻了,低着头不敢说话.父亲见我们都不承认,说那两个一起挨打.说完就扬起手里的竹竿,忽然弟弟抓住父亲的手大声说,爸,是我偷的,不是姐干的,你打我吧!父亲手里的竹竿无情地落在弟弟的背上,肩上,父亲气得喘不过气来,打完了坐在炕上骂道:"你现在就知道偷家里的,将来长大了还了得?我打死你这个不争气的." 当天晚上,我和母亲搂着满身是伤痕的弟弟,弟弟一滴眼泪都没掉.半夜里,我突然号啕大哭,弟弟用小手捂住我的嘴说,姐,你别哭,反正我也挨完打了. 我一直在恨自己当时没有勇气承认,事过多年,弟弟为了我挡竹竿的样子我仍然记忆犹新.那一年,弟弟8岁,我11岁.
弟弟中学毕业那年,考上了县里的重点高中.同时我也接到了省城大学的录取通知书.那天晚上,父亲蹲在院子里一袋一袋地抽着旱烟,嘴里还叨咕着,俩娃都这么争气,真争气.母亲偷偷地抹着眼泪说争气有啥用啊,拿啥供啊?弟弟走到父亲面前说,爸,我不想念了,反正也念够了.父亲一巴掌打在弟弟的脸上,说,你咋就这么没出息?我就是砸锅卖铁也要把你们姐俩供出来.说完转身出去挨家借钱.我抚摸着弟弟红肿的脸说,你得念下去,男娃不念书就一辈子走不出这穷山沟了.弟弟看着我,点点头.当时我已经决定放弃上学的机会了. 没想到第二天天还没亮,弟弟就偷偷带着几件破衣服和几个干巴馒头走了,在我枕边留下一个纸条:姐,你别愁了,考上大学不容易,我出去打工供你.弟. 我握着那张字条,趴在炕上,失声痛哭.那一年,弟弟17岁,我20岁.
我用父亲满村子借的钱和弟弟在工地里搬水泥挣的钱终于读到了大三.一天我正在寝室里看书,同学跑进来喊我,梅子,有个老乡在找你.怎么会有老乡找我呢?我走出去,远远地看见弟弟,穿着满身是水泥和沙子的工作服等我.我说,你咋和我同学说你是我老乡啊? 他笑着说,你看我穿的这样,说是你弟,你同学还不笑话你? 我鼻子一酸,眼泪就落了下来.我给弟弟拍打身上的尘土,哽咽着说你本来就是我弟,这辈子不管穿成啥样,我都不怕别人笑话. 他从兜里小心翼翼地掏出一个用手绢包着的蝴蝶发夹,在我头上比量着,说我看城里的姑娘都戴这个,就给你也买一个.我再也没有忍住,在大街上就抱着弟弟哭起来.那一年,弟弟20岁,我23岁.
第一次领男朋友回家,看到家里掉了多少年的玻璃安上了,屋子里也收拾得一尘不染.男朋友走了以后我向母亲撒娇,我说妈,咋把家收拾得这么干净啊?母亲老了,笑起来脸上像一朵菊花,说这是你弟提早回来收拾的,你看他手上的口子没?是安玻璃时划的. 我进弟弟的小屋里,看到弟弟日渐消瘦的脸,心里很难过.他还是笑着说,你第一次带朋友回家,还是城里的大学生,不能让人家笑话咱家. 我给他的伤口上药,问他,疼不? 他说,不疼.我在工地上,石头把脚砸得肿得穿不了鞋,还干活儿呢……说到一半就把嘴闭上不说了. 我把脸转过去,哭了出来.那一年,弟弟23岁,我26岁.
我结婚以后,住在城里,几次和丈夫要把父母接来一起住,他们都不肯,说离开那村子就不知道干啥了.弟弟也不同意,说姐,你就全心照顾姐夫的爸妈吧,咱爸妈有我呢. 丈夫升上厂里的厂长,我和他商量把弟弟调上来管理修理部,没想到弟弟不肯,执意做了一个修理工. 一次弟弟登梯子修理电线,让电击了住进医院.我和丈夫去看他.我抚着他打着石膏的腿埋怨他,早让你当干部你不干,现在,摔成这样,要是不当工人能让你去干那活儿吗? 他一脸严肃地说,你咋不为我姐夫着想着想呢?他刚上来,我又没文化,直接就当官,给他造成啥影响啊? 丈夫感动得热泪盈眶,我也哭着说,弟啊,你没文化都是姐给你耽误了.他拉过我的手说,都过去了,还提它干啥? 那一年,弟弟26岁,我29岁.
弟弟30岁那年,才和一个本分的农村姑娘结了婚.在婚礼上,主持人问他,你最敬爱的人是谁,他想都没想就回答,我姐. 弟弟讲起了一个我都记不得的故事:我刚上小学的时候,学校在邻村,每天我和我姐都得走上一个小时才到家.有一天,我的手套丢了一只,我姐就把她的给我一只,她自己就戴一只手套走了那么远的路.回家以后,我姐的那只手冻得都拿不起筷子了.从那时候,我就发誓我这辈子一定要对我姐好. 下一片掌声,宾客们都把目光转向我. 我说,我这一辈子最感谢的人是我弟.在我最应该高兴的时刻,我却止不住泪流满面.
Thursday, June 4, 2009
什么是猪流感？What is Swine Influenza?
猪流感(Swine Influenza, swine flu)是猪的一种呼吸道疾病，它的病原是一种能造成周期性爆发的A型流感病毒。猪流感病毒的致病率很高，但猪的死亡率低。猪流感病毒在全年都有可能传播，但大部分会在深秋和冬季月份爆发，这一点与人流感类似。典型的猪流感病毒(A型H1N1病毒)于1930年第一次从猪身上分离出来. Swine Influenza (swine flu) is a respiratory disease of pigs caused by type A influenza virus that regularly causes outbreaks of influenza in pigs. Swine flu viruses cause high levels of illness and low death rates in pigs. Swine influenza viruses may circulate among swine throughout the year, but most outbreaks occur during the late fall and winter months similar to outbreaks in humans. The classical swine flu virus (an influenza type A H1N1 virus) was first isolated from a pig in 1930.
现在有多少种猪流感病毒？How many swine flu viruses are there?
就像所有的流感病毒一样，猪流感病毒也在不停地变化当中。禽流感，人流感以及猪流感病毒都会对猪造成感染；当不同种来源的流感病毒同时感染时，病毒之间就会重新“洗牌”(交换基因)，从而产生一种新的“禽人猪”混合病毒。随着时间的推移，也出现了猪流感病毒的多种变种：现在人们从猪身上分离出了4种主要的A型流感病毒亚型： H1N1, H1N2, H3N2, H3N1。但最近从猪分离出来的流感病毒大部分都是H1N1型病毒。 Like all influenza viruses, swine flu viruses change constantly. Pigs can be infected by avian influenza and human influenza viruses as well as swine influenza viruses. When influenza viruses from different species infect pigs, the viruses can reassort (i.e. swap genes) and new viruses that are a mix of swine, human and/or avian influenza viruses can emerge. Over the years, different variations of swine flu viruses have emerged. At this time, there are four main influenza type A virus subtypes that have been isolated in pigs: H1N1, H1N2, H3N2, and H3N1. However, most of the recently isolated influenza viruses from pigs have been H1N1 viruses.
人类会感染猪流感吗？Can humans catch swine flu?
Swine flu viruses do not normally infect humans. However, sporadic human infections with swine flu have occurred. Most commonly, these cases occur in persons with direct exposure to pigs (e.g. children near pigs at a fair or workers in the swine industry). In addition, there have been documented cases of one person spreading swine flu to others. For example, an outbreak of apparent swine flu infection in pigs in Wisconsin in 1988 resulted in multiple human infections, and, although no community outbreak resulted, there was antibody evidence of virus transmission from the patient to health care workers who had close contact with the patient.
人类感染猪流感的症状是什么？What are the symptoms of swine flu in humans?
The symptoms of swine flu in people are expected to be similar to the symptoms of regular human seasonal influenza and include fever, lethargy, lack of appetite and coughing. Some people with swine flu also have reported runny nose, sore throat, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
吃猪肉会感染猪流感吗？Can people catch swine flu from eating pork?
No. Swine influenza viruses are not transmitted by food. You can not get swine influenza from eating pork or pork products. Eating properly handled and cooked pork and pork products is safe. Cooking pork to an internal temperature of 160°F kills the swine flu virus as it does other bacteria and viruses.
猪流感是如何传播的？How does swine flu spread?
Influenza viruses can be directly transmitted from pigs to people and from people to pigs. Human infection with flu viruses from pigs are most likely to occur when people are in close proximity to infected pigs, such as in pig barns and livestock exhibits housing pigs at fairs. Human-to-human transmission of swine flu can also occur. This is thought to occur in the same way as seasonal flu occurs in people, which is mainly person-to-person transmission through coughing or sneezing of people infected with the influenza virus. People may become infected by touching something with flu viruses on it and then touching their mouth or nose.
如何诊断人感染了猪流感？How can human infections with swine influenza be diagnosed?
To diagnose swine influenza A infection, a respiratory specimen would generally need to be collected within the first 4 to 5 days of illness (when an infected person is most likely to be shedding virus). However, some persons, especially children, may shed virus for 10 days or longer. Identification as a swine flu influenza A virus requires sending the specimen to CDC for laboratory testing.
感染了猪流感的病人有何治疗措施？What medications are available to treat swine flu infections in humans?
There are four different antiviral drugs that are licensed for use in the US for the treatment of influenza: amantadine, rimantadine, oseltamivir and zanamivir. While most swine influenza viruses have been susceptible to all four drugs, the most recent swine influenza viruses isolated from humans are resistant to amantadine and rimantadine. At this time, CDC recommends the use of oseltamivir or zanamivir for the treatment and/or prevention of infection with swine influenza viruses.
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
(Taken from forwarded E-mail)
The main causes of liver damage are:
1. Sleeping too late and waking up too late are main cause.
2. Not urinating in the morning.
3. Eating too much.
4. Skipping breakfast.
5. Consuming too much medication.
6. Consuming too much preservatives, additives, food coloring, and artificial sweetener.
7. Consuming unhealthy cooking oil. As much as possible reduce cooking oil use when frying,
which includes even the best cooking oils like olive oil. Do not consume fried foods when you
are tired, except if the body is very fit.
8. Consuming raw (overly done) foods also add to the burden of liver.
9. Veggies should be eaten raw or cooked 3-5 parts. Fried veggies should be finished in one
sitting, do not store.
We should prevent this without necessarily spending more. We just have to adopt a good daily lifestyle and eating habits. Maintaining good eating habits and time condition are very important for our bodies to absorb and get rid of unnecessary chemicals according to "schedule."
Because : Evening at 9pm - 11pm : is the time for eliminating unnecessary/toxic chemicals (detoxification) from the antibody system (lymph nodes). This time duration should be spent by relaxing or listening to music. If during this time a housewife is still in an unrelaxed state such as washing the dishes or monitoring children doing their homework, this will have a negative impact on health.
Evening at 11pm - 1am: is the detoxification process in the liver, and ideally should be done in a deep sleep state.
Early morning 1am - 3am: detoxification process in the gall, also ideally done in a deep sleep state.
Early morning 3am - 5am: detoxification in the lungs. Therefore there will sometimes be a severe cough for cough sufferers during this time. Since the detoxification process had reached the respiratory tract, there is no need to take cough medicine so as not to interfere with toxin removal process.
Morning 5am - 7am: detoxification in the colon, you should empty your bowel.
Morning 7am - 9am: absorption of nutrients in the small intestine, you should be having breakfast at this time. Breakfast should be earlier, before 6:30am, for those who are sick. Breakfast before 7:30am is very beneficial to those wanting to stay fit. Those who always skip breakfast, they should change their habits, and it is still better to eat breakfast late until 9 - 10am rather than no meal at all.
Sleeping so late and waking up too late will disrupt the process of removing unnecessary chemicals. Aside from that, midnight to 4:00 am is the time when the bone marrow produces blood. Therefore, have a good sleep and don't sleep late.
10 bad habits
1. No Breakfast
People who do not take breakfast are going to have a lower blood sugar level. This leads to an insufficient supply of nutrients to the brain causing brain degeneration.
It causes hardening of the brain arteries, leading to a decrease in mental power.
It causes multiple brain shrinkage and may lead to Alzheimer disease.
4. High Sugar Consumption
Too much sugar will interrupt the absorption of proteins and nutrients causing malnutrition and may interfere with brain development.
5. Air Pollution
The brain is the largest oxygen consumer in our body. Inhaling polluted air decreases the supply of oxygen to the brain, bringing about a decrease in brain efficiency.
6. Sleep Deprivation
Sleep allows our brain to rest. Long term deprivation from sleep will accelerate the death of brain cells.
7. Head covered while sleeping
Sleeping with the head covered, increases the concentration of carbon dioxide and decrease concentration of oxygen that may lead to brain damaging effects.
8. Working your brain during illness
Working hard or studying with sickness may lead to a decrease in effectiveness of the brain as well as damage the brain.
9. Lacking in stimulating thoughts
Thinking is the best way to train our brain, lacking in brain stimulation thoughts may cause brain shrinkage.
10. Talking Rarely
Intellectual conversations will promote the efficiency of the brain.
四个拥有：无论你有多弱或多强，一定要 : 拥有真正爱你的人，拥有知心的朋友，拥有向上的事业，拥有温暖的住所。
Monday, June 1, 2009
长大后..... 还是十分挂念这套日本漫画. 一直在后悔把它们给卖了. 也一直有在找寻...... 却也一直无法找到.
正当我以为不可能找到的当儿.... 却在一间漫画店里让我发现了它们的踪迹!! 我如获至宝的赶紧请店员帮我订了一套. 没想到事隔数十年还能让我找到.... 真是.... 真是... 开心咯!
或许你会说.... 不过是一套漫画嘛! 但对我来说却不只这些..... 童年时所喜欢的或失去的... 印象总是特别深刻, 一直藏在心中挥之不去. 现在重新拥有它, 心中无憾!!