ODD STATEMENT YOUR MY THINK BUT THIS IS FROM A PERSONNAL DID.I DONT UNDERSTAND WHY BUT MY SISTER I WAS CLOSE WHEN GROWING UP NOW MAKES NO EFFORT IT SEEMED TO STOP THE DAY AFTER MY DADS FUNERAL, MAYBE I DID SOMETHING WRONG IF I DID I HAVE MANAGED TO SAY SORRY BUT NO LUCK ,THE OTHER ONE IS MAYBE THE HARDEST AS KNEW MY WIFES DAUGHERS FROM A YOUNG AGE,SINCE COLLEGE AND PRIMARY SCHOOL, ONE DOES MAKE A LITTLE EFFORT THE OTHR WE RARELY SEE ,YES I KNOW PEOPLE HAVE OWN LIFES BUT IT COSTS NOTHING TO MAKE A LITTLE BIT OF EFFORT, SO HOPE FOR A SURPRISE SURPRISE MOMENT.
Monday, 31 August 2015
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Tuesday, 25 August 2015
YES FOLKS I AM I THINK THE ONLY PERSON TO GET THE PUSH OR SACK FROM A CHARITY SHOP.I TAKE SOME OF THE BLAME AS TODAY ..TUESDAY I GAVE 10 EXTRA IN CHANGE BUT IN DEFENCE THE PERSON DID BRING IT BACK,I THINK THIS WAS ON THE CARDS AS AFTER NEARLY 2 MONTHS ON SOME OCCASIONS WHEN I TURNED UP I WAS INFORMED THAT THE TILL WAS DOWN ,YES COULD HAVE BEEN ME BUT ODD WHY KEEP ME ON PERHAPS WANTED TO GIVE ME A CHANCE. NO DEAR READER NO HARD FEELINGS TOWARDS ANYONE AS THIER ARE ACCOUNTABLE TO OTHERS, SO FAIR WELL G,S.D I WILL TRY TO USE YOU IF REQUIRE STUFF AND WISH YOU GOOD KARMA.
Sunday, 23 August 2015
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Wednesday, 19 August 2015
Good Q's...during my coma...I was inspired to recover by my lady and my children....after recovering and leaving hospital....I now help others. I spent a time in my old ward helping a guy I knew who had suffered a similar brain injury......I now take a much slower pace in life.....but plan to make a full recovery and head back out to Spain to teach scuba again....and spend more time with my family .I have a 2nd chance...I don't want to waste it.....,this interview with my name sake after just finding someone with same mame and intials pus also been in a coma ,life can be odd .
Sunday, 16 August 2015
Friday, 14 August 2015
The disease caused by an uncontrolled division of abnormal cells in a part of the body. Cancer refers to any one of a large number of diseases characterized by the development of abnormal cells that divide uncontrollably and have the ability to infiltrate and destroy normal body tissue. Cancer also has the ability to spread throughout your body.
Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the World. But survival rates are improving for many types of cancer, thanks to improvements in cancer screening and cancer treatment. he following are the most common signs and symptoms of cancer. If you have a symptom that isn’t listed here and that’s lasted for a few weeks, it’s a good idea to discuss it with your GP.
Lumps You should see your GP if you notice a lump or swelling anywhere on your body.
It can be useful to tell your GP how long it’s been there and if it’s getting bigger or causes discomfort. It can be difficult to tell what a lump is just by feeling it. But if your GP suspects that you might have a cancer, they will refer you to an appropriate specialist for further tests.
Coughing and breathlessness If you have a cough or feel breathless for more than three weeks, you should see your GP. Tell them if you have any blood in your sputum (phlegm) when you cough.
Change in bowel habit Blood in your stools (bowel motions) can be a symptom of bowel cancer. The blood is usually dark but can be bright red in colour.You may notice a change in your normal bowel pattern, such as diarrhoea or constipation, for no obvious reason. Some people may have alternating episodes of diarrhoea and constipation. You may have a feeling of not having emptied your bowel properly after a bowel motion. Some people have pain in the tummy (abdomen) or back passage.
If any changes in bowel habit last for more than six weeks, you should check them out with your GP.
Abnormal bleedingUnexplained bleeding should always be checked out by your GP.Any unexplained bleeding is a sign that something might be wrong and should always be checked out by your GP.Bleeding between periods or after sex may be caused by cancer of the womb or cervix. Women who have any vaginal bleeding after they have had their menopause should always see their GP.Blood in your urine may be caused by bladder or kidney cancer.Coughing up blood in your sputum (phlegm) can sometimes be a sign of lung cancer.Vomiting blood can be a sign of stomach cancer, although it can also be due to a stomach ulcer.Bruising and nosebleeds are rarely signs of cancer, but can in some cases be caused by leukaemia. However, people with leukaemia usually have other symptoms too.Unexplained weight lossIf you've lost a lot of weight over a short period of time (a couple of months or less) that can't be explained by changes in your diet, increased exercise or stress, it's important to tell your GP.Suspicious moles or skin changesMalignant melanoma is a type of skin cancer that often starts with a change in the appearance of normal skin. This can look like an abnormal new mole. Fewer than one third of melanomas develop in existing moles. Any of the following changes should always be checked out.Asymmetry - Melanomas are likely to be irregular or asymmetrical. Ordinary moles are usually symmetrical (both halves look the same).Border - Melanomas are more likely to have an irregular border with jagged edges. Ordinary moles usually have a well-defined, regular border.Colour - Moles tend to be one shade of brown. Melanomas often have more than one colour.Diameter (width) - Melanomas are usually more than 7mm in diameter. Moles are normally no bigger than the blunt end of a pencil (about 6mm across).Evolving (changing) - Look for changes in the size, shape or colour of a mole. It's important to see your GP if you have any unusual marks on the skin that last for more than a few weeks, or if you have a mole that shows any of the above signs.HoarsenessA hoarse voice may be a sign of cancer of the larynx. Hoarseness can occasionally be a symptom of other cancers, such as thyroid cancer, cancer of the gullet (oesophagus) or lung cancer. If hoarseness continues for longer than two weeks, you should tell your GP.PainPeople often think that pain is a symptom of cancer, but many people with cancer have no pain in the early stages. Some people with cancer will never have pain. Evidence-based research has shown that there are hundreds of known and effective cancer cures. Here are some very simple protocols that will give you an edge if you are afflicted with cancer.
Baking Soda tsp. of baking soda and the juice of 1 organic lemon in 8 ounces of water several times per day is a very easy way to alkalize the body. Cancer cells can't grow in an alkaline body.
Blood Root Blood root is a perennial plant that contains a plant alkaloid called Sanguinarine. Sanguinarine kills cancer cells only and does not harm your healthy cells. It can be used internally or applied externally in a salve for superficial cancers.
Chaga Chaga is a medicinal mushroom that has been studied in laboratories for many years. It has shown much promise as an immune system modulator and has many anti-cancer properties.
Vitamin D Checking your blood serum Vitamin D levels could help you prevent cancer and speed up your recovery from cancer. A study conducted in 2006 indicated that lower levels of blood serum Vitamin D were associated with a poorer overall survival rate of post-menopausal breast cancer patients.
Essiac Tea The original formulation of this tea was actually an old Native Indian recipe that had been used for hundreds of years. A Canadian nurse learned about it and started sharing it with some of her cancer patients and she began to see amazing recoveries. The tea, comprised of several anti-cancer and cleansing herbs, can be consumed several times per day.
Flax Seeds and cottage cheese Dr. Johanna Budwig, a German biochemist and physicist, is credited for this healing concoction that has seen a 90 percent success rate spanning over 50 years. The combination of these two foods provides essential fatty acids and lipoproteins that reduce tumors and restore health.
Hemp Oil The cannabinoids in hemp kill cancer cells. Period. And like all other herbal remedies, the plant chemicals do not harm healthy cells. There have been numerous studies conducted with reported beneficial effects on many types of cancers, including breast cancer.
Iodine It is estimated that over 85 percent of the world's population is iodine deficient. Since estrogen production increases with iodine deficiency, make sure you have your iodine levels tested every year.
Melatonin Melatonin is a powerful breast cancer cell inhibitor. In fact, in laboratory studies, it actually put breast cancer cells to sleep and slowed down the growth by 70percent. Melatonin also counteracts the effects of environmental estrogens.
Broccoli Sprouts Â While cruciferous vegetables in general have been promoted for their anti-cancer properties, broccoli sprouts are up to 100 times more potent. The sprouts contain Sulforaphane which not only kills cancer cells, but actually suppresses the growth and spread of many types of cancers. There are literally hundreds of known cancer cures that have saved countless lives. Of course, healing cancer involves healing the body as a whole. Lifestyle and dietary changes are also essential since cancer is just the symptom and NOT the cause. If you know anyone who is afflicted with cancer, please share this information and be a messenger of hope
ar·toon [kahr-toon] Show IPA
a sketch or drawing, usually humorous, as in a newspaper or periodical, symbolizing, satirizing, or caricaturing some action, subject, or person of popular interest.
Fine Arts. a full-scale design for a picture, ornamental motif or pattern, or the like, to be transferred to a fresco, tapestry, etc.
resembling a cartoon or caricature: The novel is full of predictable, cartoon characters, never believable as real people.
—verb (used with object)
to represent by a cartoon.
—verb (used without object)
to draw cartoons.
Origin: 1665–75; < Italian cartone pasteboard, stout paper, a drawing on such paper, equivalent to cart(a) paper (see carte) + -one augmentative suffix
Can be confused: 1. burlesque, caricature, cartoon, parody, satire (see synonym study at burlesque)(see synonym study at satire) ; 2. carton,
Thursday, 13 August 2015
A FORGOTTEN 300 YEAR OLD BOOK. .. LITTLE JOHNS ANSWER TO ROBIN HOOD. .18TH CENTURY. THIS WAS FOUND BY A STUDENT DURING HIS STUDIES INTO HOW THE OUTLAW WAS VIEWED IN EARLIER ERA,S ..OVERLOOKED BY SCHOLARS.IN THE BOOK ROBIN HOOD IS A CORRUPT MINSTER WORKER FOR KING JOHN,HISTORICAL EXPERTS ARE TO RE-EXAMINE THE TEXT IN BOOK
LA is dumping millions of small plastic balls into its reservoir to tackle the drought
Looks crazy, but it's actually genius.
This is one of those stories that doesn't make a lot of sense until you've heard the science behind it: earlier this week the mayor of LA Eric Garcetti helped to dump 20,000 small black plastic balls into the city's reservoir. It marks the final phase of a the innovative project, in which a total of 96 million balls have been poured into the 175-acre man-made lake.
The reason? These 'shade balls', as they're known, are actually very effective at keeping water clean and protecting it from evaporation - an issue that those living in Los Angeles and the rest of California are only too aware of right now. Each ball is weighed down with a little water, they're cheap (costing just 36 cents per unit), and they can last for 10 years before they need to be replaced.
Although the LA Department of Water and Power is the first utility company to use shade balls to protect its water, the little orbs themselves aren't a new invention. In the past they've been used to keep birds away from water tanks at airports and prevent water evaporation at oil and gas sites.
And the primary reason for deploying the hollow balls is more to protect the quality of the water rather than to simply stop it evaporating. In the reservoir water, the naturally occurring bromide was mixing with sunlight and chlorine (added to disinfect drinking water) to create dangerous levels of the the carcinogen bromate. Shade balls should stop that harmful chemical reaction from happening at a large scale, and of course by deflecting the Sun's rays, they also keep more of the water in liquid form.
"In the midst of California’s historic drought, it takes bold ingenuity to maximise my goals for water conservation," said Mayor Eric Garcetti in a statement. "This effort by LADWP is emblematic of the kind of the creative thinking we need to meet those challenges. Together, we’ve led the charge to cut our city’s water usage by 13 percent, and today we complete an infrastructure investment that saves our ratepayers millions and protects a vital source of drinking water for years to come."
It's estimated that some 300 million gallons of water a year can be saved with the shade balls. That's not a massive figure compared with the 13.6 billion gallons of water LA residents worked their way through in June, but it's something, even if it does give the top of the reservoir a rather eerie and alien-like sheen. Among the other drought-fighting measures in the pipeline is a plan to pull water from the Pacific Ocean.
Monday, 10 August 2015
,What is mental illness...Examples of mental illness include depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, eating disorders and addictive behaviors.
Many people have mental health concerns from time to time. But a mental health concern becomes a mental illness when ongoing signs and symptoms cause frequent stress and affect your ability to function. A mental illness can make you miserable and can cause problems in your daily life, such as at work or in relationships. In most cases, mental illness symptoms can be managed with a combination of medications and counseling (psychotherapy. Mental illnesses, in general, are thought to be caused by a variety of genetic and environmental factors:
Inherited traits. Mental illness is more common in people whose biological (blood) relatives also have a mental illness. Certain genes may increase your risk of developing a mental illness, and your life situation may trigger the actual mental illness.
Environmental exposures before birth. Exposure to viruses, toxins, alcohol or drugs while in the womb can sometimes be linked to mental illness.
Negative life experiences. Situations in your life, such as the loss of a loved one, financial problems and high stress, can play a role in triggering mental illness. So can an upbringing that leads to poor self-esteem or a history of sexual or physical abuse. Life experiences can lead to unhealthy patterns of thinking linked to mental illness, such as pessimism or distorted ways of thinking.
Brain chemistry. Biochemical changes in the brain are thought to affect mood and other aspects of mental health. Naturally occurring brain chemicals called neurotransmitters play a role in some mental illnesses. In some cases, hormonal imbalances affect mental health. It's thought that inherited traits, life experiences and biological factors can all affect brain chemistry linked to mental illnesses Signs and symptoms of mental illness can vary, depending on the particular disorder, circumstances and other factors. Mental illness symptoms can affect emotions, thoughts and behaviors.
Examples of signs and symptoms include:
Feeling sad or down
Confused thinking or reduced ability to concentrate
Excessive fears or worries
Extreme mood changes of highs and lows
Withdrawal from friends and activities
Significant tiredness, low energy or problems sleeping
Detachment from reality (delusions), paranoia or hallucinations
Inability to cope with daily problems or stress
Extreme feelings of guilt
Alcohol or drug abuse
Major changes in eating habits
Sex drive changes
Excessive anger, hostility or violence
Sometimes symptoms of a mental health disorder appear as physical problems, such as abdominal pain, back pain, headache, or other unexplained aches and pains In most cases, a mental illness won't get better if you try to treat it on your own without professional care. But you can do some things for yourself that will build on your treatment plan:
Stick to your treatment plan. Don't skip therapy sessions. Even if you're feeling better, don't skip your medications. If you stop, symptoms may come back. You could also have withdrawal-like symptoms if you stop a medication too suddenly. If you have bothersome medication side effects or other problems with your treatment, talk to your doctor before making changes.
Avoid alcohol and drug use. Using alcohol or illegal drugs can make it difficult to treat a mental illness. If you're addicted, quitting can be a real challenge. If you can't quit on your own, see your doctor or find a support group to help you.
Stay active. Exercise can help you manage symptoms such as depression, stress and anxiety. Physical activity can also counteract the effects of some psychiatric medications that may cause weight gain. Consider walking, jogging, swimming, gardening or taking up another form of physical activity that you enjoy. Even light physical activity can make a difference.
Don't make important decisions when your symptoms are severe. Avoid decision making when you're in the depth of mental illness symptoms, since you may not be thinking clearly.
Prioritize your life. You can reduce the impact of your mental illness by carefully managing your time and energy. Cut back on obligations when necessary, and set reasonable goals for yourself. Give yourself permission to do less when your symptoms are bad. You may find it helpful to make a list of daily tasks, use sticky notes as reminders, or use a planner to structure your time and stay organized.
Learn to adopt a positive attitude. Focusing on the positive things in your life can make your life better and may even improve your health. Try to accept changes when they occur, and keep problems in perspective.All the above is a medical dictionary definition my personal experience is no mental health problems go by the textbook and if you treat the person affected as a human being you can get a very good insight, how you may say dear reader wel i have mental health problems. .o.cd,paranoid, and worked as a care worker in this field for 10 years and no i am not a expert judt someone who likes to help others.
Sunday, 9 August 2015
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Treating tennis elbow
Tennis elbow is a self-limiting condition, which means it will eventually get better without treatment.
However, it can often last for several weeks or months, because tendons heal slowly. In some cases, tennis elbow can persist for more than a year.
A number of simple treatments can help alleviate the pain of tennis elbow. The most important thing you can do is rest your injured arm and stop doing the activity that caused the problem (see below).
Holding a cold compress, such as a bag of frozen peas wrapped in a towel, against your elbow for a few minutes several times a day can help ease the pain.
Invasive treatments, such as surgery, will usually only be considered in severe and persistent cases of tennis elbow, where non-surgical approaches have not been effective.
Read on to learn about the different treatments you may be offered. You can also see a summary of the pros and cons of these treatments, which allows you to easily compare your options.
Avoiding or modifying activities
If you have tennis elbow, you should stop doing activities that strain affected muscles and tendons.
If you use your arms at work to carry out manual tasks, such as lifting, you may need to avoid these activities until the pain in your arm improves.
Alternatively, you may be able to modify the way you perform these types of movements so they do not place strain on your arm.
Talk to your employer about avoiding or modifying activities that could aggravate your arm and make the pain worse.
Painkillers and NSAIDs
Taking painkillers, such as paracetamol, and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen, may help ease mild pain and inflammation caused by tennis elbow.
As well as tablets, NSAIDs are also available as creams and gels (topical NSAIDs). They are applied directly to a specific area of your body, such as your elbow and forearm.
Topical NSAIDs are often recommended for musculoskeletal conditions, such as tennis elbow, rather than anti-inflammatory tablets. This is because they can reduce inflammation and pain without causing side effects, such as nausea and diarrhoea.
Some NSAIDs are available over the counter without a prescription, while others are only available on prescription. Your GP or pharmacist will be able to recommend a suitable NSAID.
Read more about non-prescription and prescription-only medicines.
Your GP may refer you to a physiotherapist if your tennis elbow is causing more severe or persistent pain. Physiotherapists are healthcare professionals who use a variety of methods to restore movement to injured areas of the body.
Your physiotherapist may use manual therapy techniques, such as massage and manipulation, to relieve pain and stiffness, and encourage blood flow to your arm. They can also show you exercises you can do to keep your arm mobile and strengthen your forearm muscles.
The use of an orthoses – such as a brace, strapping, support bandage or splint – may also be recommended in the short term.
Read more about physiotherapy.
Corticosteroid injections are sometimes used to treat particularly painful musculoskeletal problems. However, there is limited clinical evidence to support their use as an effective treatment for tennis elbow.
Corticosteroids are a type of medication that contain man-made versions of the hormone cortisol.
Corticosteroid injections may help reduce the pain of tennis elbow in the short term, but their long-term effectiveness has been shown to be poor.
The injection will be made directly into the painful area around your elbow. Before you have the injection, you may be given a local anaesthetic to numb the area to reduce the pain.
Shock wave therapy
Shock wave therapy is a non-invasive treatment, where high-energy shock waves are passed through the skin to help relieve pain and promote movement in the affected area.
How many sessions you will need depends on the severity of your pain. You may have a local anaesthetic to reduce any pain or discomfort during the procedure.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) states that shock wave therapy is safe, although it can cause minor side effects, including bruising and reddening of skin in the area being treated.
Research shows that shock wave therapy can help improve the pain of tennis elbow in some cases. However, it may not work in all cases, and further research is needed.
Surgery may be recommended as a last resort treatment in cases where tennis elbow is causing severe and persistent pain. The damaged part of the tendon will be removed to relieve the painful symptoms.
Painkillers and anti-inflammatory medication may help reduce mild pain and inflammation caused by tennis elbow.
Sunday, 2 August 2015
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