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Did You Know – 8/06/2018

1. The Hawaiian Alphabet has only 13 letters. It includes five vowels and eight consonants

2. Smart Bandages – Researchers at Tufts University USA have come up with a brilliant innovative tech. Although only in the clinical trial period, if successful it could put an end to infections and amputations in people who have chronic skin wounds.

This bandage which looks like a clear sticking plaster houses both heat and PH detecting sensors together with a dose of thermally activated medicine. Infected wounds and burns generate higher temperatures and Ph levels that healthy skin, so as soon as the sensors notice anything out of the norm they send a drug releasing microbes straight to the area.
It appears there are many Universities looking into this so I guess it is something that we can look forward to in the future.

3. Sex and Fruit – According to Dr Yen Ying Lim, of the Cognitive aging laboratory at the Florey institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health in Victoria, Australia, having sex on a regular basis and heaps of fruit especially berries and cherries help your memory work at its best. Things that break down the protection of our brain are inactivity, being Obese, high cholesterol and blood pressure.

4. Clench your fist – While we are on the subject of Memory researchers of the Montclair State University in the USA have discovered that making a fist seems to help memory and recall.
Clench your right fist when you want to remember something and clench your left fist later to help recollect the memory.

5. An Orange a Day Keeps macular degeneration away – Researchers from Westmead institute discovered that by eating one orange a day the flavonoids they contain helps to prevent macular degeneration. Try changing from an apple a day to the orange a day and you may have happy eyes

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Did You Know – 09/06/2017

  1. Top Home Remedies.

a. Honey for cuts – Its antioxidant, antibacterial properties  help cleanse and heal wounds.

b. Potato peel for burnsThe juices in the potato keep the burn moist. Cover with a bandage

c. Duct tape for a twisted ankleStabilze the ankle or wrist by wrapping the injury with thin strips of the tape.

d. Greek yogurt for a SunburnThe lactic acid works to remove dead skin. Leave on for about 15 to 20 minutes.

e. Toothpaste for Bee Stings – The alkaline toothpaste neutralizes the acid in the bee’s venom.

Source – AARP.ORG/Bulletin

2.  $457 Billion – the amount Americans spent on prescription drugs in 2015. Up 18% over previous year. 

208% rise in prices – for the most popular brands of drugs from 2008 – 2016

$14.5 million median salary of a pharmaceutical firm CEO in 2015 more than any other industry.

 $6.4 billion about drug companies spend advertising directly to consumers in the USA annually

$24 billion is the amount drug companies spend per year marketing to doctors

Source AARP.Org/bulletin

 

3.  62.5% – Are the number of kids who use smartphones or tablets who will get head lice within five years compared to 29% who don’t use them. Gathering around the gadgets is thought to help lice to spread.

Source –  Oxford University

 

4.  Hold hands to feel better – Partners of women in labour have normally held their hand during this process. There is now scientific proof that holding your lovers hand helps reduce the pain that they are feeling. It is to do with “interpersonal synchronization” where partners heartbeats and breathing synch during shared activities. A US study of 22 couples found that just sitting next to each other led to a physiological synch-up, but that stopped when pain appeared. If they touched hands though, the couples breathing and heart rates aligned again, and the pain reduced. 

 

 

5. Apparently according to research from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson school of management in the US found that those who performed tasks in a messy environment were 28% more creative than those who did so in a tidy room

 

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Poem Friday – Muscles I Never Knew I Had

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Muscles I Never Knew I had
Author Lesley Voth

After a few weeks from rigorous training
I have found my first week back at the gym rather draining

Swam for one hour, lay in the sauna on monday Morning
Arrived Tuesday, feeling not to bad, but a little tired and yawning

Now I had read about this new weight lifting idea
Go very very slow, no fast moves, very good for the rear

Did that, not too bad, worked till I got little shakes
Then did the arms, again slow, just enough to feel a small burn and aches

After an hour of body work, I felt my training should come to an end
After all I had the whole day to work so did not want to outspend

Went to bed early, to get a good nights sleep
In the morning I did not bounce out of bed, I had to creep

I had muscles that were not there before
That new system well it works well that is for sure

By Thursday I was not feeling so bad
But I tell you I found muscles I never knew I had

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Did You Know……4/19/2010

Who is responsible for paying off reverse mortgage when the borrower dies?.
The person who inherits the house must pay off the reverse mortgage, which falls due when the borrower dies. For more information go to AARP.org

Greenery is good for our air
Research reveals specific species may rid your home of toxins. One study found that weeping fig and Fatsia japonica help remove formaldehyde gas released from some carpets and curtains.
SOURCE

If You cut TV viewing time in half per day.
Cutting daily television viewing time by half from 5 hours to two and half hours would help the average adult burn 119 more calories – about what it takes to walk one mile.
“If they continued this calorie burn every day, it would amount to about 12 pounds a year,” says lead researcher Jennifer J. Otten, PhD, a postdoctoral research fellow at Stanford University School of Medicine in Palo Alto California.

If you find a way to save $25 a week
You free up $100 a month. Invest it and in 25 years you could have $80,000.

That you can heal burns using spray on skin
Scientists have developed a new technic that allows them to harvest skin cells from a small biopsy and suspend them in a solution. The mixture is sprayed directly on the burn, cells rapidly divide and migrate to cover a wound up to 80 times larger than the donor site.
Technology is already available in Europe, Australia, Canada and China and being tested for FDA approval – you may see it here in less than 5 years. – Lauren Dzubow, University Of Pennsylvania

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