Showing posts with label Health. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Health. Show all posts

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Mesothelioma – Cancer from Asbestos Exposure

Mesothelioma – Cancer from Asbestos Exposure

Source Wikipedia:
Mesothelioma - is a form of cancer that is almost always caused by previous exposure to asbestos. In this disease, malignant cells develop in the mesothelium, a protective lining that covers most of the body's internal organs. Its most common site is the pleura (outer lining of the lungs and internal chest wall), but it may also occur in the peritoneum (the lining of the abdominal cavity), the heart,[1] the pericardium (a sac that surrounds the heart) or tunica vaginalis.

Read more here for Mesothelioma diagnosis and general info -

I am writing this post, to raise awareness regarding the use of exhaust (mufflers) and gasketsi n motorcycles with asbestos on it. We don’t know the long-term effect for this type of product. Asbestos as we know can cause cancer, and therefore if present on air, may expose ourselves to lung cancer if inhaled.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Living Proof

The Living Proof

The Living Proof is based on a true to life story of a doctor / oncologist named Dr. Dennis Slamon, who developed a drug called Herceptin, an alternative cure for cancer.

"Chemotherapy works on the principle of killing cancer cells, and almost (killing) the patient, with poison," he says, "and just hoping the new cells grow back cancer-free. That doesn't make sense to me."

Slamon's better idea is a "superprotein" that can "target the bad cells and turn them off like a light switch. It won't cure the cancer, but it'll shut it off, which is almost as good." And with no harm to other cells, which means no side effects.

He adds that such a drug could save the lives of many of the 200,000 women diagnosed with breast cancer each year.

Source International Herald Tribune

The Movie Plot
The film concerns the true story of Dr. Dennis Slamon (played by Harry Connick, Jr.), who helped develop the breast cancer drug Herceptin. Dr. Slamon is a research doctor at UCLA Medical Center (Los Angeles), where he has developed the experimental drug Herceptin, which he believes will become a treatment for breast cancer. However, when the drug company stops funding for research, philanthropists, including Lilly Tartikoff (Angie Harmon) and Ronald Perelman help him continue tests of the drug. Dr. Slamon loses some patients involved in the tests, but ultimately his work with the drug changes the course of breast cancer treatment.

Source Wiki

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Im Sick

Hi there people. It has been awhile since my last post and I’m back again. You might be wondering, maybe I was just too busy or maybe I have lost my passion for writing.

Well, I think the passion is still there, but I just need to create newer and nicer topics of interests. As of today, I am just writing because I’m on leave due to sickness. I got tonsillitis!!!!

So bad, I’m shivering in cold now. My throat hurts every time I swallow. I hope my fever will subside tomorrow so I could get back to work. There are still plenty of things I need to do, and this fever is a hindrance to what I supposed to be doing.

Now all I have is my room and my computer, connecting me to a lot of friends. Its amazing how technology works, I can still do tasks I was assigned to do thru email and private messaging. Communicate thru Friendster with my friends.

Well, I guess I have to go now and take a rest. My back aches, my headaches, my stomachaches, and my throat aches. What an agony. Anyways, life is like that, you just don’t know what happens next. I’m 26 years old and still I get sick.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

The California Maki in Rice Paper Roll - California Maki with a Twist

The California Maki in Rice Paper Roll - California Maki with a Twist
(California maki wrapped in rice paper)

Most Filipinos that love Japanese Foods, especially the ladies, really love eating California Maki. Maybe it is because it’s the most well known Japanese food, aside from Tempura of course. Other than its appearance and reputation, the taste of California Maki is acceptable in most Filipino palates. For the new starters and still learning to eat food items from the sushi bar, the California Maki is the best choice to start. California Maki’s original recipe from countries outside the Philippines, consist of avocado, crabmeat (it could be real crab meat or imitation crabmeat stick “Kani Kama”), cucumber, and lettuce. However, here in the Philippines, we substituted the avocado with our most favorite mango fruit, which even made the California Maki more delicious. Maybe it is because of the availability of the mango all year round, unlike the avocado that is seasonal.

As I have said, the California Maki is the best menu for a newbie eater in a Japanese restaurant to start. It is because the California Maki doesn’t have any raw meat inside its roll. All you will get is a fruity, sweet, and rich flavored salad with rice. My advice for the starters is to eat one slice of it whole. All slices are cut into bite size pieces, if you take a bite; chances are you won’t love it.

Also, most of the reactions I got from the starter are that they are not familiar with the flavor or taste of the Nori (Dried Seaweeds). And somehow don’t like it. The Nori is what holds the rice in place when rolling the California Roll, it also gives additional flavor to it. However, not most people love seaweeds. That’s what pushed me to create a new alternative way to enjoy the Califronia Roll. The California Maki in Rice Paper Roll is a new way of having California Maki without the Nori or Dried Seaweeds, its good for the beginners and for those who don’t love the taste of the nori. Same ingredients, same experience, and a bit of twist in its flavor.

Presenting to you a new twist to enjoy California. Happy dining everyone!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Hey smoker

Government Warning: Cigarette Smoking is dangerous to your health!

This warning are seen on every cigarette packs here in the Philippines. Yet, no matter the warning given by the government, cigarette smoking is still very rampant here in the Philippines, and the saddest thing is the young people of our nation are easily get addicted into it.

Why is that? Is it maybe because majority of the people here in the Philippines wont buy packs of cigars, they settle buying for per sticks, that they wont be able to see the warnings themselves. That’s a funny thing.

In my own opinion, there are many factors that would contribute to an early start of smoking amongst the youth. One is, the parents themselves. It is more likely that a teen would smoke if the parents themselves puff cigars. Another is the influence teenagers get from school, barkadas, and friends. The teen may do this to fit in a particular group or association of friends that would somehow make them look cool. It could also be a form of rebellion towards their parent when they are dissatisfied for the attention that they need.

In a teenagers’ life, it is very easy nowadays to get into smoking, but not as easy to get out of. My advices, for teenagers planning to smoke, don’t do it, to the smokers? When will you stop? Until it’s to late that there will come a time that you will long for air? Or worse yet, you will just wait to die? Hehehe.. No offense smokers!

Thursday, February 7, 2008

dr. foed speaks

hi this is the doctor... if any of you out there got some problem with illness and you're not feeling well, and... you're afraid to go to a hospital or clinic not because of the needles, but because of the things that might cost:Fares, car gasoline, doctor's Fee, Medicine and more... how about asking from your PC? yes, asking from YOUR PC... and yes!! it is now possible. BUT!!! what you'll do is do exactly what'll say... this would be a home remedy, basically just all the things that you can find at your home. ask me, and i'll give you some basic tips that might help. let's say you wanna cure your week-old colds. a simple chicken soup would help alot... i'll explain more when there's more questions regarding this. ask me the ABC of ailments from a simple alergy to infertility and more and more.... and even your acne. how about that? so start asking... it's free...
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