Monday, 14 September 2015


A pet cat with a "history of violence" attacked a baby before trapping a family and dog in a room. How much of a threat are house-trained felines to the human population?

Lux, a 10kg (22lbs) black-and-white Himalayan, scratched a seven-month-old baby in the face, according to police in Portland, Oregon, USA. When the child's father Lee Palmer struck the four-year-old animal on the rear in retaliation, it began charging at the family, forcing them to take refuge in their bedroom. "He's very, very, very, very hostile," Palmer told an operator in a panicked 911 call, during which Lux could be heard screeching in the background. Palmer added that his pet had a "history of violence".
The answer

    It's rare for cats to act aggressively towards humans unless they have gone feral or feel under attack

"It's extremely rare for a domestic cat to behave like this", says John Bradshaw, founder of the Anthrozoology Institute at Bristol University and author of Cat Sense. With more than 80 million pet cats in the US, the exceptional nature of the case suggests that Lux "has a screw loose", he adds. If a kitten doesn't encounter a human in a friendly context between the ages of three to eight weeks, it is more liable to go feral. A cornered feral cat "will bite, it will scratch, but it's not a fight to the death - it won't come back to finish you off", Bradshaw says. "Cats are never aggressive for no reason," says Sarah Ellis, an expert in cat behaviour at the University of Lincoln. "It is our duty to protect cats from feeling fearful of us by ensuring they have the appropriate early socialisation."
It's birds and small rodents which have most to fear from cats' hunting instincts. Some breeds are more aggressive than others. Bengal cats - a cross-breed of domestic cats and Asian leopard cats - have a reputation for attacking cats in neighbouring houses, says Bradshaw. By contrast, he says, Persians and Siamese cats have typically forgotten how to be good hunters. Usually a cat will scratch or bite a human who is being too persistent in stroking it. The cat will lash out because it thinks it is being held down. Instead, Bradshaw suggests paying attention to a cat's body language is usually the best way to avoid ending up on the wrong side of its claws.

Reporting by Jon Kelly

Friday, 11 September 2015


1. Your nipples can have orgasms. Seriously I couldn't make this up. You know how when your nipples are stimulated, it feels pretty amazing? Well, that's because when that happens, your brain releases oxytocin, which causes your vagina to contract, thereby leading to orgasms so seriously do not underestimate how great they are.

2. You have one of four different types of nipples. Are yours normal, flat, puffy, or inverted? There's never been a better time to pretend you are a nipple scientist and find out. Thank you, hand mirrors!

3. There is a weirdly good chance that one of your friends has an extra nipple. Six freaking percent. Makes you want to call up everyone you've ever met to ask them to take off their shirt, doesn't it?

4. Your nipples might not even be the most erogeneous zone of your boobs. Alyssa Dweck, M.D., the assistant clinical professor at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine and co-author of V is for Vagina, told that she gets a lot of patients who say that their nipples are sensitive to the point of pain and they don't want them touched in sexual play. ​Basically, it's different for everybody and everyone has a different erogenous zone. Yours might not even be nipple-related at all.

5. Yes, almost everyone has hair on theirs. Not only can there be hair on your areola but some women have a fair amount of hair there and women often try to remove that hair, which Dweck says can lead to painful chemical burns from aggressive hair removal because it's such a sensitive area. That said, if you're developing a lot of coarse hair around the breast quickly where there was none before, it could be a sign of hormonal imbalance and should be checked out.

6. Your nipples could change and if so, it could be a sign of breast cancer. Dweck says the one to watch out for is inflammatory breast cancer, which is much more aggressive than other types and usually causes a rapidly changing skin change where the skin gets firmer and thicker. It's very rare (accounting for only 1 to 5 percent of all breast cancers diagnosed in the U.S.) but you definitely don't want to ignore or miss it because it is so aggressive.

7. Your nipples might not even look alike. Nobody is 100 percent symmetrical so certainly one breast could be larger than the other and so can nipples. Unless one breast or one nipple suddenly becomes massively larger than the other, (in which case you should get it checked out), Dweck says you're aces.

8. There are little bumps around your areola and that's OK. And no they're not pimples or a lump necessarily. They're called areolar glands and as long as those little bumps come and go and don't just keep growing and growing, it's probably nothing to worry about it. If you notice they're consistently changing and don't go back to normal though, contact your doctor.

9. Nipples can change colors. Women tend to get darker nipples after pregnancy or even just when they're on birth control, which is completely normal but as always, if you're really worried about your changing nip color, the doctor is a phone call away.

Tuesday, 8 September 2015



    Osteoporosis is often called the "silent disease," because most of the time, bone loss occurs without any symptoms at all. But when osteoporosis becomes severe, it can lead to fractures and a condition called kyphosis. Kyphosis is a deformity resulting from spinal compression fractures, sometimes described as the "dowager's hump." Both fractures and kyphosis can be very painful. This pain is usually more severe than the typical "aches and pains" many people feel as they get older.

Fractures and Compression Cause Osteoporosis Pain

The most common cause of osteoporosis pain is a spinal compression fracture. If you have been diagnosed with osteoporosis, or if you have several risk factors for osteoporosis, these symptoms may indicate a compression fracture:

    Sudden, severe back pain that gets worse when you are standing or walking
    Some pain relief when lying down
    Pain and difficulty in twisting or bending
    Loss of height
    Curvature of the spine

Monday, 17 August 2015



    Moment of Death:
    1} The heart stops
    2} The skin gets tight and grey in color
    3} All the muscles relax
    4} The bladder and bowels empty
    . . . .4a - Men will get an erection. No, I don't know when, exactly. I really didn't feel like calling up the local mortuary and asking this. And there's people on my mailing list I could have asked, I bet, but it's kind of weird popping up and asking that. No pun intended. I'm not sure my parents know what erections are, so I can't ask them. I did read that this was one of the reasons hangings were so well attended by women, back in the old.days. Big Laffs, seeing the Hung, hung.
    5} The body's temperature will typically drop 1.5 degrees F. per hour unless outside environment is a factor. The liver is the organ that stays warmest the longest, and this temperature is used to establish time of death if the body is found within that time frame.

    After 30 minutes:
    6} The skin gets purple and waxy
    7} The lips, finger- and toe nails fade to a pale color or turn white as the blood leaves.
    8} Blood pools at the lowest parts of the body leaving a dark purple-black stain called lividity
    9} The hands and feet turn blue
    10} The eyes start to sink into the skull

    After 4 hours:
    11} Rigor mortis starts to set in
    12} The purpling of the skin and pooling of blood continue
    13} Rigor Mortis begins to tighten the muscles for about another 24 hours, then will reverse and the body will return to a limp state.

    After 12 hours:
    14} The body is in full rigor mortis.

    After 24 hours:
    15} The body is now the temperature of the surrounding environment
    16} In males, the semen dies
    17} The head and neck are now a greenish-blue color
    18} The greenish-blue color continues to spread to the rest of the body
    19} There is the strong smell of rotting meat
    20} The face of the person is essentially no longer recognizable

    After 3 days:
    21} The gases in the body tissues form large blisters on the skin
    22} The whole body begins to bloat and swell grotesquely. This process is speeded up if victim is in a hot environment, or in water
    23} Fluids leak from the mouth, nose, eyes, ears and rectum and urinary opening

    After 3 weeks:
    24} The skin, hair, and nails are so loose they can be easily pulled off the corpse
    25} The skin cracks and bursts open in many places because of the pressure of Internal gases and the breakdown of the skin itself
    26} Decomposition will continue until body is nothing but skeletal remains, which can take as little as a month in hot climates and two months in cold climates. The teeth are often the only thing left, years and centuries later, because tooth enamel is the strongest substance in the body. The jawbone is the densest, so that usually will also remain. So don't forget - brush regularly and floss only if you're really bored.

Tuesday, 11 August 2015


What Causes Stomach Cancer?

Scientists don’t know exactly what makes cancer cells start growing in the stomach. But they do know a few things that can raise your risk for the disease. One of them is infection with a common bacteria, H. pylori, which causes ulcers. Inflammation in your gut called gastritis, long-lasting anemia, and growths in your stomach called polyps also can make you more likely to get cancer.

Other things that seem to play a role in raising the risk include:

    Being overweight or obese
    A diet high in smoked, pickled, or salty foods
    Stomach surgery for an ulcer
    Type-A blood
    Epstein-Barr virus infection
    Certain genes
    Working in coal, metal, timber, or rubber industries
    Exposure to asbestos

    Early on, stomach cancer may cause:
    Feeling bloated after you eat a meal
    Slight nausea
    Loss of appetite

Just having indigestion or heartburn after a meal doesn’t mean you have cancer. But if you feel these symptoms a lot, talk to your doctor. He can see if you have other risk factors and test you to look for any problems.

As stomach tumors grow, you may have more serious symptoms, such as:

    Stomach pain
    Blood in your stool
    Weight loss for no reason
    Trouble swallowing
    Yellowish eyes or skin
    Swelling in your stomach
    Constipation or diarrhea
    Weakness or feeling tired

Getting a Diagnosis

Your doctor will give you a physical exam. He'll also ask about your medical history to see if you have any risk factors for stomach cancer or any family members who’ve had it. Then, he might give you some tests, including:

    Blood tests to look for signs of cancer in your body.

    Upper endoscopy. Your doctor will put a thin, flexible tube with a small camera down your throat to look into your stomach.

    Upper GI series test. You’ll drink a chalky liquid with a substance called barium. The fluid coats your stomach and makes it show up more clearly on X-rays.

    CT scan . This is a powerful X-ray that makes detailed pictures of the inside of your body.

    Biopsy . Your doctor takes a small piece of tissue from your stomach to look at under a microscope for signs of cancer cells. He might do this during an endoscopy.


Tuesday, 4 August 2015


 By: Jhon Napier

Snoring is a very bothering problem and it can affect men and women alike. It doesn't only interfere with the sleep patterns of the sufferer, but it also bothers his or hers partner or people who sleep in the same room. Snoring can have a multitude of causes and identifying them correctly is the first step in solving the problem. Many people are willing to try home remedies for snoring for not bothering their partners anymore and for sleeping better. Such remedies are a very good choice because snoring can lead to sleep deprivation and this can have terrible consequences. The most important thing that you can do to prevent snoring is to keep your weight under control. Overweight people tend to snore more, so eat a balance diet and exercise.

It has been proved that regular exercise can keep snoring under control. It is one of the home remedies for snoring that also helps you have a good overall health condition. Exercise or take a walk each night before going to bed for around half an hour. The results will sure please you.

Snoring often occurs because the nasal passage is blocked and you can't breathe properly. Some popular home remedies for snoring help in decongesting nasal passages. Lots of people use nasal spray to cleanse their nasal passage before going to sleep. You can either buy an over the counter nasal solution or you can make your own saline one. You might also find relief using nasal strips which keep your nasal passage wide open and make breathing easier.

Partners of people who often snore have found out that repositioning might stop the annoying noise. It is one of the most effective remedies for snoring. If you sleep on your back, you might snore more often than if you sleep on one side. You can use the tennis ball trick to change your sleeping habits. Tie a tennis ball on the back of your pajama because it will prevent you from sleeping on the back. In short time, you will start sleeping on a side without the tennis ball.

There are also some special exercises which prevent snoring and they are effective home remedies for snoring. One of them would be to repeat all vowels out loud for several minutes every day.

Changing the life style can prove to be one of the best home remedies for snoring. If you smoke, quit because it will reduce snoring. Also avoid taking sleeping pills or drinking alcohol because these relax throat muscles and promote snoring.

Saturday, 18 July 2015


This was the article I found when I Googled the efects of slapping the ear

My bf and i had a fight and the he suddenly slap my face just beside my ear and suddenly i heard a sound in my ear and the pain spread inside my ear along with my jaw. pls help me should i observe the pain? what will be the possible effect of slapping beside my ear? is there any signs and symptoms.
Best Answer:  First. A sudden increase in pressure in your ear can cause serious hearing loss. It can puncture (rupture) your ear drum. This is a serious problem that should be taken care of if the pain persists. Second. Your bf should be your ex-bf for several reasons a) He hits you which shows he does not respect you. b) He hit you which if he has done it once he will do it again c) He hit you that is assault and you can not trust someone who assaults you. I do not think your "head" was damaged however I hope that he slapped some common sense into you that you are not going to be his punching bag in the future. I know that odds are you two will stay together and odds are that this will reoccur until you wise up. Sorry for your fight hope that I helped wish and pray for the best for you....