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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Fwd: CNN reports..... Read it... licking postage stamp

just a forward, not sure if it can be believed.....

A True Story

A woman was working in a post office in California .

One day she licked the envelopes and postage stamps instead of using a
sponge. That very day the lady found a cut on her tongue. A week later,
she noticed an abnormal swelling of her tongue. She went to the doctor,
and they found nothing wrong. Her tongue was not sore or anything. A
couple of days later, her tongue started to swell more, and it began to
get really sore, so sore, that she could not eat. She went back to the
hospital, and demanded something be done. The doctor took an x-ray of
her tongue and noticed a lump. He prepared her for minor surgery.

When the doctor cut her tongue open, a live cockroach crawled out!!!!
There were cockroach eggs on the seal of the envelope. The egg was able
to hatch inside of her tongue, because of her saliva. It was warm and

This is a true story reported on CNN.

Andy Hume wrote:

Hey, I used to work in an envelope factory. You wouldn't believe
the....things that float around in those gum applicator trays. I haven't
licked an envelope for years!' I used to work for a print shop (32 years
ago) and we were told NEVER to lick the envelopes. I never understood
why until I had to go into storage and pull out 2500 envelopes that were
already printed and saw several squads of cockroaches roaming around
inside a couple of boxes with eggs everywhere. They eat the glue on the

PLEASE PASS THIS ON, TO YOUR FRIENDS. After reading this you will never
lick another envelope or stamp .

Fwd: Read this plz..........

I read this somewhere... really good way to look at things.... u may have read already... but worth reading & remembering once again.....
When you fall in anyway, dont see the place from where you fell instead see the place from where you Slipped.. Life is about correcting mistakes.. always keep going ahead. Never stop , no matter what kind of hurdles.. what kind of circumstances . When u wanna grow in your life .. u will find ways for it .. Only one thing u need .. your strong will power so use it to its fullest extent to achieve whatever  appears tough/ tougher/ toughest to u .
Njoy ur life & keep smiling :-)
You are precious & so is your life!

Monday, August 17, 2009

[FWD] H1N1 Swine Flu: "Advice from a Doctor"

Thanks to media hype about H1N1, several people who trust me have
either approached or called me to advise. The hype in media about the
utility of face masks and N95 respirators as a tool for general
protection against H1N1 can't be deplored enough. Yesterday, a friend
who listened wanted me to write down briefly what I advised so that he
could tell others in similar words. Hence this short email to friends
whom I have advised recently (and others whom I haven't yet). Please
realize that this is not an official advice, especially the one about
face masks or N95.
Most N95 respirators are designed to filter 95% particulates of 0.3µ,
while the size of H1N1 virus is about 0.1µ. Hence, dependence on N95
to protect against H1N1 is like protecting against rain with an
umbrella made of mosquito net.
Tamiflu does not kill but prevents H1N1 from further proliferation
till the virus limits itself in about 1-2 weeks (its natural cycle).
H1N1, like other Influenza A viruses, only infects the upper
respiratory tract and proliferates (only) there. The only portals of
entry are the nostrils and mouth/ throat. In a global epidemic of this
nature, it's almost impossible not coming into contact with H1N1 in
spite of all precautions. Contact with H1N1 is not so much of a
problem as proliferation is.
While you are still healthy and not showing any symptoms of H1N1
infection, in order to prevent proliferation, aggravation of symptoms
and development of secondary infections, some very simple steps - not
fully highlighted in most official communications - can be practiced
(instead of focusing on how to stock N95 or Tamiflu):
1.  Frequent hand-washing (well highlighted in all official communications).
2.  "Hands-off-the-face" approach. Resist all temptations to touch any
part of face (unless you want to eat, bathe or slap).
3.  Gargle twice a day with warm salt water (use Listerine if you
don't trust salt). H1N1 takes 2-3 days after initial infection in the
throat/ nasal cavity to proliferate and show characteristic symptoms.
Simple gargling prevents proliferation. In a way, gargling with salt
water has the same effect on a healthy individual that Tamiflu has on
an infected one. Don't underestimate this simple, inexpensive and
powerful preventative method.
4.  Similar to 3 above, clean your nostrils at least once every day
with warm salt water. Not everybody may be good at Jala Neti or Sutra
Neti (very good Yoga asanas to clean nasal cavities), but blowing the
nose hard once a day and swabbing both nostrils with cotton buds
dipped in warm salt water is very effective in bringing down viral
5.  Boost your natural immunity with foods that are rich in Vitamin C
(Amla and other citrus fruits). If you have to supplement with Vitamin
C tablets, make sure that it also has Zinc to boost absorption.
6.  Drink as much of warm liquids as you can. Drinking warm liquids
has the same effect as gargling, but in the reverse direction. They
wash off proliferating viruses from the throat into the stomach where
they cannot survive, proliferate or do any harm.
All these are simple ways to prevent, within means of most households,
and certainly much less painful than to wait in long queues outside
public hospitals.
Happy breathing!

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