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Monday, January 31, 2011

10 killed, 33 injured in German train collision

The BBC reported that at least 10 had been killed and 33 people were hurt when a regional passenger train and a freight train clashed in the eastern part of Germany on Saturday 22:30 local time.
The reason why the two trains crashed near the city of Magdeburg in the Saxony-Anhalt state was not immediately clear.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Nelson Mandela recuperating from collapsed lung

An unnamed source close to former South African President Nelson Mandela told Reuters on Thursday that the 92-year-old icon is recuperating from a collapsed lung and could be released by Friday, News24 said on 27 January.
However, with the news blackout, the public is worried plus the fact that many high-profile people were seen visiting the anti-Apartheid leader from the time he was admitted at Johannesburg's Milpark Hospital on Wednesday.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Germany stops donations to fraud-plagued Global Health Fund

Germany will suspend its pledge of $270 million to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria after a full investigation of fraud allegations in two stories by the The Associated Press on Sunday and Monday, the Monterey County Herald said.
According to an AP report on Sunday, huge sums of contract money goes down the drain to corruption.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Grandma, you've got horns!

Zhang Ruifang is a 101-year-old grandmother of Linlou Village in Henan province of China.
Family members did not much pay attention to the skin outgrowth in her left forehead when it appeared in 2009, according to her youngest son, 60-year-old Zhang Guozheng.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Actor George Clooney contracted malaria again

The MSNBC reported on 20 January that Hollywood actor and philanthropist GeorgeClooney contracted malaria--a disease brought about by bites of infected mosquitoes--during his recent trip to war-torn Sudan, confirmed by his representative to E! News.
The news came from a tweet message by Piers Morgan, "George Clooney has contracted malaria following recent trip to Sudan."

Some facts about sex

Here is another set of truths about sex from OMG Facts Sex. Enjoy reading.
The average weight of a Playboy playmate has increased by 1 lb since the 1960s, while the average height has increased by 2 inches
A baby can experience an orgasm in the first weeks of life.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Are pesticides the causes of bees' decline?

A few weeks ago, I reported that a great majority of the agriculturally-useful bumblebee population is vanishing in Asia, Europe and the US.
According to a report by The Telegraph dated 20 January, pesticides could play a role in the population decline of the honeybee--a relative of bumblebee--that may make them susceptible to diseases.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Are you allergic to your own semen?

A condition known as post-orgasmic illness syndrome (POIS) has been documented among men since 2002, according to a report from the Los Angeles Times on 17 January.
These men develop flu-like symptoms after ejaculation, according to Dutch researchers.

Suicide risk for US surgeons twice higher than public

Xinhuanet reported on Tuesday an American College of Surgeons-commissioned study which says that about 6 percent of US surgeons have suicidal thoughts compared to 3 percent of the general population.
According to the new study that was published in the Archives of Surgery this January, one in 16 surgeons entertain these self-destructive thoughts and are not likely to look for help.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Panda porn: Increasing male libido for survival of the species

With only 1,600 pandas remaining in the wild and 294 in captivity, the population of these lovable mammals is shrinking.
If no intervention were done, time will come that we will see these animals only in pictures and videos.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Baby boy drowns in tub while Colorado mom plays Facebook

The Tribune reported of a US mother who, while playing Cafe World in Facebook, was charged on Friday after her 13-month-old son drowned in the bathtub.
Charged for abuse of a child resulting to death with possible 24 years term in jail was Shannon Johnson of Fort Lupton, north of Denver, who was detained on a $100,000 bail, according to Weld County District Attorney's Office spokeswoman Jennifer Finch.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Oklahoma cancer scientists pleads for return of laptop with years of data

The attached YouTube video shows a couple who lost a laptop computer that contains several years of data for cancer research.
University researcher, Sook Shin and her husband Ralf Jankecht, a professor of cell biology at Oklahoma University are leading cancer scientists at the institution, CNET News reports.

Introducing: Chickens that won't spread bird flu virus

The attached YouTube video shows a new breed of chickens that will not transmit the virus that causes avian flu.
Scientists at the University of Cambridge and the University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom have developed genetically modified chickens that do not have the capability of spreading bird flu virus within poultry flocks.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Does indoor swimming trigger asthma attacks for kids?

Asthma is a respiratory condition that is characterized by the narrowing and swelling of the airways that make breathing difficult.
It is a worldwide health problem that is caused by numerous factors like heredity, smoking, air pollution, pollen, obesity, low birth weight, allergic reactions and household dust mites. Changes in weather and strong emotions are also known to exacerbate asthma.

Unwanted Pregnancy/Dysmenorrhea

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Ayaw maging buntis (Unwanted Pregnancy)
Tanong: gud evening. gusto ko lng po mag-ask kasi po i think im preggy, aug 22 po me last nagka-mens and regular ako... so dapat sept 20 something is dapat may mens ako... but til now october 1.. wala pa rin.. and i tried na rin ang pregnancy test minute ago... mga 11pm... but its POSITVE.. can i ask if totoo ba to???... sobrang depress me kc hindi tlaga pwede... ayoko not ready to have a child...ano po ba gawin ko??? anong pwedeng inumin na gamot para hindi ito mabuo?.. natatakot po ako... plzzz help me po.. thanks

Doc Gino: Ang nararapat mong gawin ay ulitin ang pregnancy test. Kung positibo pa rin ay totoo ang resulta at nabuo na ang pagbubuntis. Samakatwid, ang susunod na dapat gawin ay alagaan ang pagbubuntis. Magpacheck-up sa isang espesyalista tulad ng OBGYN at sumunod sa payo. Kung iniisip mo na putulin ang pagbubuntis, isipin ito nang maraming beses sapagka't baka manganib ang iyong buhay kung sakaling ituloy mo ang iyong balak sa dami ng magiging komplikasyon bukod pa sa hindi legal ito sa batas ng ating bansa.


Masakit na Pagreregla (Dysmenorrhea)
Tanong: dok i just wanna ask some more about my menstruation. im 22 yrs old single... since when the time na mag mens ako when i was 12 years old always sumasakit ang puson ko during my period until now. kung nong una hindi sya subrang sakit pero habang nag kaka age ako lalo rin syang sumasakit na para bang mahuhulog na ang matris ko. pinagpapawisan ako ng malamig at nanginginig ang buo kong katawan pag 1st day ko. naaabala ang trabaho ko so there4 umiinom po ako ng midol everytime na sumasakit ang puson ko, pero may naka pagsabi na may side effect daw ang drugs at the end.ndn after may period nilalabasan ako na kulay dilaw na likido na hindi maganda ang amoy na parang nana ang amoy nito, nababahala ako dok, na baka may sakit na ako sa vagina. di pa ako nagpapa consult. at totoo po ba na ang pag aasawa at pagkakaroon ng anak ay mawawala ang tinatawag na Dysmenorrhea. i will appreciate that u reply my question..

Doc Gino: Ang una mong problema ay ang "dysmenorrhea" kung kaya't sumasakit ang iyong puson sa tuwing magkakaroon ng buwanang dalaw. Isa sa mga dahilan nito ay ang tinatawag na “endometriosis” na kung saan nagreregla sa labas ng bahay bata o matres. Ito ay masosolusyonan sa pamamagitan ng mga gamot na pwedeng inumin. Kung susunod sa reseta ng iyong "gynecologist," ang mga "side effects" ay maiiwasan. Ang panganganak ay maaaring magpagaling ng "dysmenorrhea."

Sa ikalawang problema na may nalabas na nana sa iyong ari. Ito ay isang impeksyon sa pwerta na marami ang dahilan. Maaring ang iyong “sexual partner” ay mayroong impeksiyon na naipasa sa iyo. Kailangan ang pagpapasuri sa iyong "gynecologist" upang malaman kung ano ito. Kung mayroon "active sexual partner" pati ang kapareha ay kailangan na magpasuri rin upang maiwasan manumbalik ang sakit na ito.

Contraceptive implants failure: Who is to blame?

The Telegraph reported two women who became pregnant despite having contraceptives implanted in their bodies.
Kimberly Heales and Jane Wilkinson, both 22 and from the UK, had life-turning events after having known that they conceived despite having received contraceptive implants for some time.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Are women safer drivers than men?

One of the reasons for the heavy road traffic congestion and accident mishaps in Metro Manila are the bad driving attitudes of bus drivers.
A proposal was made by Francis Tolentino, chair of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) to place women as drivers of pubic utility vehicles in order to curb traffic accidents in the city.
A gender issue?

Sunday, January 9, 2011

96% of bees start to disappear in the US

Reports have it that birds and fish "naturally die" by the thousands according to scientists. Does that mean that the public should breathe a sigh of relief and need not panic even if they occur in various continents almost at the same time?
Researchers in the University of Illinois said on Monday that four species of bumblebees that were once thickly-populated are now close to extinction.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Low temperature in the Philippines?

Yes folks, today marks a record in the country when the summer capital Baguio City in northern Philippines erased yesterday's record of 9.8C.
The mercury dropped lower to 9.6C in the city of Pines, the weather bureau said.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Sweden's first death due to swine flu

A Swedish health official said on Saturday that a 7-year-old boy infected with the flu virus has died on Friday marking the country's first swine flu-related death this season.
The Gazette reported that the boy who died was one of three patients being treated for H1N1 at different intensive-care facilities in the southern Swedish region of Scania, according to Per Hagstam of the Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Seoul confirms avian flu

The agriculture ministry of South Korea confirmed on Friday an outbreak of avian or bird flu at two separate poultry farms, according to a report from Reuters.
The disease caused by H5N1 avian influenza virus was detected in two separate animals and locations--chickens in Iksan city of North Jeolla province, and ducks in Cheonan city of South Chungcheong province.