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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

She is born!

My precious little girl was born on 5th March 2012!

My confinement period is coming to an end soon, I'm going to be free! Though free, I still can't really go anywhere since I'm the only one to take care of my girl.

Thus no hope going for Syracuse Orangemen Football, stanford cardinal football tickets, usm golden eagles football tickets or syracuse orangemen football tickets are not applicable.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Suzie is heaviest girl born in the UK

I just read about a supersize baby at, share with my readers here. Do visit their site for photo of the huge baby compared to the corner desks!
THIS is supersize Suzie, the heaviest baby girl ever born in Britain — at an eye-watering 12lbs 12oz.

She was almost DOUBLE the weight of an average newborn — and had two TEETH at birth.

Astonishingly, mum Gemma Tevendale, 26, gave birth naturally with just the aid of gas and air.

Labour lasted only 44 minutes and she didn't need stitches.

Most mothers of extra-large babies have a Caesarean.

Gemma said last night: "The midwife was shocked.

"They'd said she was going to be big — between 10 to 11 pounds. But when they saw she was 12lbs 12oz they thought the scales had broken." Suzie was born three weeks ago and is already two feet long and wearing clothes for babies aged six months.

Gemma, who is just 5ft 4ins, said: "When we put her in a 0-3 months suit she looked like she was going to explode out of it." And her daughter's appetite is also big. She is breast fed but needs bottles too because she is hungry all the time.

Gemma's two older children were large babies, but nothing like Suzie. Vincent, now six, was 10lbs 10oz, and Violet, four, was 11lbs 2oz. And both Gemma and Suzie's dad — IT technician James Gzowski, 25 — were average size at birth.

The proud mum, from Swindon, Wilts, thinks eating FISH may have caused her whopping newborn.

She said: "The midwife explained that could have contributed to it.

"I do like my fish four times a week. I hadn't gone overboard with it, although I probably had more than I should — usually tuna and smoked salmon."

Gemma revealed that scans during her pregnancy had shown the baby would be bigger than normal, although not as large as 12lbs 12oz.

She said: "I was so huge everyone thought it was twins.

"I don't know what it's like to have a newborn — it's like I just give birth to three-month-old babies."

"We're not planning any more. Three's a nice number — they fit in the car!"

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Walgreens Prescription Savings Club

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During the festive season, all of us eat so much that we could easily fall sick and doctors are on holidays. Thus we have to visit pharmacies for medicines! So, do take good care while celebrating Chinese New Year!

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Food to avoid for a happy tummy

For people who want to lose weight fast have to look out for the below listed food for the sack of your tummy! With the help of some Weight Loss Tips and by avoiding the below foods, I'm sure you will be able to have a fast weight loss.
  • Dairy - can be hard to digest mainly because of the naturally occurring sugar it contains - lactose.
  • Spicy food - something you want to avoid if you’re experiencing vomiting and diarrhea. They have no effect on some people, but cause problems for others.
  • Tomato sauce and citrus fruits - such as lemons, limes, oranges, and grapefruits, are acidic and can cause digestive problems. Even carbonated beverages are acidic.
  • Avoid high-fat foods - like butter, ice cream, and cheese should already be limited in your diet and will otherwise slow down your weight loss.
  • Deep fried foods - can either lead to diarrhea or causing you to feel full and bloated.
  • Processed foods - should be avoided if you are feeling constipated because they lack fiber, which helps regulate bowel movements. Often contain preservatives and artificial coloring, and people with allergies or sensitivities to these additives will feel their effects during digestive problems.
  • Artificial sweeteners - may upset your tummy.
  • Alcoholic drinks - nutritionally speaking, alcohol itself has no nutrients and will also give you extra “unwanted” calories and slow down your weight loss. Alcohol is toxic to the stomach and drinking too much can cause a variety of health problems.
  • Caffeine - is making contents move more quickly through your system, and excessive amounts can give anyone diarrhea. Remember that tea, soda, and chocolate are other sources of caffeine, and should be put on hold until tummy troubles go away.
  • Sweet or salty foods - can be hard to digest - small amounts can be included in a healthy diet. Chocolate, a sweet-tooth favorite, can cause digestive problems including heartburn.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Teen admits to having four abortions

What is going on with the teenagers? Four abortions for a 14-year-old girl? It is ridiculous! Whom to be blamed for the act? Parents or the society? Hubby and I had put much effort in order to get pregnant, however the little girl already had four abortion! I can't imagine how bad the society had become. I must put extra effort on my coming daughter!!!

SEPANG: A 14-year-girl who gave birth to a stillborn at home has ad­­mitted to having had four abortions.

The teenager, who lives with her family in a shop house at Pulau Meranti here, was found by her parents on Monday night looking pale. They were shocked to see her bleeding profusely and informed a relative, who lodged a police report.

When the police arrived, they found a stillborn baby in a yellow plastic bag in the girl’s room. The girl then admitted that she had given birth to the baby. She also admitted to have had aborted four previous pregnancies.

Sepang OCPD Supt Imran Abdul Rahman confirmed that police were investigating the matter.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Eating out healthily

Eating out usually means that we have little control over how the food is prepared or how large the portion is. Foods eaten out tend to be higher in fat. I have no idea whether protein pudding is one of them. But I will share with you general tips on eating out healthily.
  • If you're unsure as to what something is, or what it contains - ask! If the waiter/waitress doesn't know, then the chef will.
  • Think ahead, if you know you're eating out later and it could be a lavish affair, choose wisely earlier in the day to keep calories, fat, sugar and salt intakes under control.
  • Don't eat an extra course just to be polite.
  • Only order a sweet after the main course, and only if still hungry. Opt for sorbets, or fruit dishes to balance out a heavy main course.
  • Think about sharing a course with a companion if the portions look large.
  • Speak up about how you'd like a dish prepared eg ask for no mayonnaise, dressing on the side.
  • You're more likely to overeat at an 'all you can eat' style buffet.
  • Choose side orders of salad or vegetables to fill up on.
  • Cut off any visible fat from meat to keep saturated fat intake down.
  • Look out for smaller portions ie a main meal option as a starter size.
  • Opt for dishes which are grilled, baked, steamed, poached or cooked in own juice rather than fried.
  • Check the menu for dressings on salads and ask for it to be served separately. An otherwise healthy and nutritious salad could be drowned in a high fat sauce, bumping up its calorie content.
  • Avoid cheese, cream or butter-based sauces.
  • If you're a cheese lover, think about sharing the cheese board option to keep saturated fat, salt and calorie intakes in check.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The Healthy Living Pyramid

Since I'm pregnant, I will put more effort on my nutrition intake. And I have found the healthy living pyramid. Thus I don't have to take protien bars.

The Healthy Living Pyramid (HLP) was developed to provide a simple guide to planning the types of foods we should eat and in what proportions different foods should be consumed. The pyramid represents food from the core food groups only. That is, it shows meat, fish, chicken, eggs, nuts, bread, cereals, vegetables, legumes, fruit, milk, etc. We all know though that during meals we do not eat core food groups alone - we combine several of them together to create a meal. For example, we mix meat with vegetables to make a stew or casserole, eggs with milk and sugar to make custard or flour with oil, cheese, vegetables and meat to make a pizza. Although the pyramid can’t show all possible food combination, mixing foods and adding herbs and spices to create appealing flavors can help us enjoy foods in the variety needed whilst keeping to the proportions outlined in the Pyramid.

The Healthy Living Pyramid encourages food variety and a diet of minimum fat, adequate fibre, limited salt and sufficient water that is balanced with physical activity. The ‘Move More' base of the Pyramid shows moving legs to remind us that physical activity is an essential part of the energy balance equation that should be combined with healthy eating.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

He gets paid to sleep on the job

Wow, who does not want a job like this? Just sleeping alone can earn you a living! I always sleeping at home nowadays, without income. Why not hire me to sleep? Then I could have earn some money while pregnant! Who does not want money? I want money and I need a lot of money!

HE has the best excuse to sleep on the job.

Lee Jia, 27, earns 10,000 renminbi (RM5,000) a month just to test the comfort level at hotel rooms.

Besides sleeping, he checks out the scent of the rooms, the cleanliness, the brand of toiletries and the type of TV programmes available.

Sin Chew Daily quoted Lee, a Chinese national, as saying that his job was more than just sleeping in hotel rooms and that it could get stressful at times.

His job, he said, required him to observe well his surroundings.

Lee, who loves traveling, said he would then write a review of the hotel and its facilities on his blog.

“You need to be highly focused and articulate to observe every detail in order to produce a comprehensive report,” he said.

Day-dreaming does not help, right? Okay, I will have to check out complaints now and stop my day-dream.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Free consultation from a injury lawyer

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Monday, July 11, 2011

It's enjoyable while it's suffering

I seldom online nowadays. I will be backed at home after lunch everyday and start sticking my eyes to the TV for Taiwan dramas. It is enjoyable to chase one episode after another, but also suffer from watching too much TV, making myself tired!

Anyway, as what we all knew, it is no good to face computer for long as it will create a lot of radiation that may affect health, thus hubby refrained me from getting my computer on for long. I have no choice but to obey. I am a good girl! God will bless a good girl!

I have come across a sentence that worth a read - “Probably the worst myth about bankruptcy is that you need to be flat broke before you should file,” says Sacramento bankruptcy attorney Gerald B. Glazer. Interesting huh?

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

What causes cancer?

My mom died of cancer, thus the word Cancer means a lot to me. I am sensitive towards this word!

Cancer is essentially a disease of the cells, where individual cells become abnormal and multiply out of control. Cancer can occur in any of the cells in the body, as everything in our body, including our organs, bones, muscles, skin and blood, is made up of millions of tiny cells.

If cancer occurs in the cells of the skin, then the person has skin cancer; if it is in the cells of the breast, then it is breast cancer.

Cancer starts from the genes of one abnormal cell. In a normal cell, there are genes that control how the cell divides and multiplies – a cell becomes abnormal if those genes are damaged or mutated. This causes the cell to start multiplying out of control, to form a cancerous (or malignant) tumour. This tumour may form a lump or a patch of cells that can be seen on a scan.

Every person has a risk of developing cancer, simply because we are made up of cells. There is nothing that can completely prevent cancers from developing because nature cannot be controlled.

However, there are certain biological, environmental and lifestyle risk factors that increase the likelihood of cell mutations. These could range from cigarette smoke and asbestos, to certain viruses.

If you reduce these risk factors in your life, you would contribute towards dramatically diminishing the chances of getting cancer. In other words, don’t give your cells a chance to go bad!

Cancer triggers

We all know that smoking leads to lung cancer. This is because cigarettes and cigarette smoke contain cancer-causing substances that are carcinogenic, like benzenes or ammonia. These carcinogens, which turn cells cancerous, are one of the main causes of cancer.

The longer the duration, and the greater the amount of carcinogens that you are exposed to, the greater your risk of developing cancer. The most commonly known carcinogens are tobacco smoke (causes cancer of the lung, mouth, throat, oesophagus, bladder and pancreas), asbestos (causes mesothelioma), and radiation from UV rays or radioactive materials.

Certain viruses and bacteria can also lead to cancer. This doesn’t mean that you can “catch” a cancer the same way you catch a viral influenza. What happens is that the virus or the bacteria causes cell mutations that lead to cancer.

The hepatitis B and C viruses can increase the risk of liver cancer, while the human papillomavirus (HPV) can lead to abnormalities in the cervical and genital cells that may become cancerous after several years.

There are vaccinations for hepatitis B and HPV, so that can protect yourself from these infections. Furthermore, women should have regular Pap smears to pick up any possible HPV infection and treat it early.

One type of bacteria known to play a role in cancer is Helicobacter pylori, which infects the stomach lining and eventually leads to inflammation and increased risk of cancer. H. pylori infection can be treated with antibiotics.

Lifestyle factors

Some risk factors for cancer are beyond our control. For instance, age increases the likelihood of cancer, but we cannot stop the hands of time from advancing. You are more likely to develop cancer the older you get, because the mutations in the cells take a long time to develop and turn into cancerous cells.

When you are older, your body’s immune system is also weaker and less able to resist the development of abnormal cells or repair them. This is the same reason that certain types of cancer are more likely in people with weakened immune systems, like organ transplant patients who take immunosuppressive medications, people living with HIV and AIDS, or those who have disorders that affect their immunity.

There has been a lot of debate in recent years about whether your diet and physical activity has an impact on cancer development. Increasingly, scientists are starting to say “yes”, as research shows that certain foods have cancer-protective properties, while others can increase the risk of cancer.

Fruits and vegetables are rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that strengthen the body’s immune system and protect it from damage caused by age, the food we eat, and environmental factors. All the different-coloured fruits and vegetables, such as green broccoli, orange carrots, red cabbage, blueberries and purple eggplant, contain unique compounds that may protect against cancer.

Eating at least five servings of colourful fruits and vegetables every day is the easiest form of defence against cancer and keeps the body generally healthy.

Eating too much of high-fat foods is thought to contribute to the risk of cancer, because it is most likely to cause obesity. Along with lack of physical activity and overindulgence in alcohol, obesity has a strong link with certain types of cancers, such as colorectal cancer.

Some of my patients have read emails or heard claims that food additives and artificial sweeteners are carcinogenic. These claims can cause a lot of unnecessary fear in people. All ingredients in our food products are regulated by the Health Ministry, and these products would not be approved if they were shown to cause cancer.

If you are wary, you can reduce your intake of artificial sweeteners and processed foods, so that you consume mostly natural ingredients. However, there is no need to be paranoid, as it would take huge amounts of any substance to cause serious harm – and it is rarely possible for a person to consume so much of any product or ingredient.

Born with cancer?

Some of my patients have asked me whether they have “cancer genes”, because many of their close family members, like their mother, sisters, and aunts, have developed cancer.

Some people may be born with a genetic mutation in their cells that makes them “genetically predisposed” to developing cancer. However, it doesn’t mean that they will definitely get cancer, just that they are at higher risk because they already have one of several mutations needed for cancer to develop.

One instance of genetic predisposition is the BRCA1 and BRCA2 breast cancer genes, where women who carry one of these genes may be at higher risk of developing breast cancer than women who do not have the gene. These genes can be identified through genetic testing.

However, all this talk about genetic predisposition can be misleading. Some women think that just because they have the genes, they are doomed to cancer. Other women think that just because they do not have the genes, they will not get cancer, so they do not have to do breast self-examination or go for regular medical checkups.

Let me use BRCA as an example again. Less than 5% of all breast cancer is due to the mutated BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene – which means at least 95% of breast cancer out there is caused by a multitude of other factors, some of which I have described above.

That is the most important take-home message for cancer prevention – there is not one single cause for cancer, but a combination of risk factors and triggers. There are many things that have to happen before cancer can develop – for instance, whether you have the genetic make-up, have been exposed to carcinogens, how you eat and exercise, and the general state of your health, all of which will have to cause several genetic mutations before cancer develops.

The best advice I can give women is to live healthy, think positively, and always be in control by managing your health. By reducing all of the risk factors listed above, you are giving your body a fighting chance to keep cancer at bay.

Datuk Dr Nor Ashikin Mokhtar is a consultant obstetrician & gynaecologist (FRCOG, UK). For further information, visit The information provided is for educational and communication purposes only and it should not be construed as personal medical advice. Information published in this article is not intended to replace, supplant or augment a consultation with a health professional regarding the reader’s own medical care. The Star does not give any warranty on accuracy, completeness, functionality, usefulness or other assurances as to the content appearing in this column. The Star disclaims all responsibility for any losses, damage to property or personal injury suffered directly or indirectly from reliance on such information.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Japan back in recession

The recent earthquake and tsunami in March has sent Japan back in recession. The below is a news I stumble in during my online search for Tile Floor. It was expected to happened after the turmoil, I pray for Japan in their speeding recovery.

Japan's economy, the world's third largest, has slid back into recession after the devastation caused by the earthquake and tsunami in March.

Gross domestic product shrank 0.9% in the first three months of the year, the Cabinet office said, giving an annualised rate of contraction of 3.7%.

Analysts say consumption and exports were worst hit.

Japan's economy has now contracted for two quarters in a row, the generally accepted definition of a recession.

Japan sank into a recession during the global financial crisis, but had emerged from it in 2009.

The contraction in the first three months of this year was bigger than expected, with most analysts expecting the annualised rate would show a contraction of about 2%.

"Japan's economy is expected to remain weak for the time being," said Japanese Economics Minister Kaoru Yosano on Thursday.

However, Mr Yosano said that supply constraints were easing and reconstruction demand was likely to spur growth.

"The economy has the strength to bounce back," Mr Yosano said.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Too many men 'unconcerned' about weight health risks

Too many men are failing to recognize the health risks of being overweight, according to Men's Health Forum chief executive Peter Baker.

He says that by not acting to tackle the problem, the NHS is making "a rod for its own back".

Women face a lot of cultural pressure to be slim. This is largely not because of health concerns and can sometimes have quite tragic consequences.

It does mean though, that many women often have a good understanding of the factors that affect their weight.

The majority of men, on the other hand, appear not to be as bothered about their weight as they maybe should be. Neither are health services.

A significantly greater proportion of men are overweight or obese (66% of men compared with 57% of women).

Too many men still die too young - 22% of men in England and Wales die before they reach 64 compared to 13% of women.

Overweight and obesity are a major factor in this excess burden of male death.

Two thirds of men are overweight or obese - the obesity rate alone could rise to 60% by 2050.

Overweight men tend to be "apple-shaped", overweight women "pear-shaped". For complex physiological and biological reasons, this extra fat around the middle causes much greater harm.

Yet many men seem unconcerned about their weight.

Their attitude is that weight is a "women's issue".

This is a cultural thing. Women face a lot more body image pressure than men, although that is starting to affect some young men too.

But generally it appears men are less aware of the connection between excess weight and poorer health.

Being overweight increases the risks of heart disease and stroke - the biggest killers of men.

It is also an important risk factor for several cancers.

Men are 70% more likely than women to die from cancers common to both sexes and 60% more likely to get such a cancer.

For a better life and a better health, not only women but men also need to take in more diet foods.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Japan nuclear agency raises threat level

For Japan's nuclear leakage, the agency raises the level from 5 to 7, 7 is the highest possible level and is on par with Chernobyl. Japan's government has called for further evacuations.

This raised the public concern again for the possible radiation transport by air to nearby country. We had done canceling our trip to Korea as the result of this! I am now focusing on my website development instead.

Tokyo (CNN) -- Japanese authorities Tuesday "provisionally" declared the country's nuclear accident a level-7 event on the international scale for nuclear disasters -- the highest level -- putting it on par with the 1986 Chernobyl disaster.

Japan's Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency announced the new level Tuesday morning. It had previously been at 5.

Regulators have determined the amount of radioactive iodine released by the damaged reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant was at least 15 times the volume needed to reach the top of the International Nuclear Event Scale, the agency said. That figure is still about 10 percent of the amount released at Chernobyl, they said.

The amount of radioactive Cesium-137, which has a half-life of 30 years, is about one-seventh the amount released at Chernobyl, according to the agency.