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A broken heart can kill you

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Lovers beware! A broken heart can kill you
Love surely hurts - in fact you really can die from a broken heart, say a new research, which has shed light on "broken heart syndrome".
The condition, known medically as Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, was first described by Japanese researchers in the early 1990s. However, it is still a mystery to many in the medical community.
Symptoms typically mimic a heart attack and tend to follow exposure to an intense physical or emotional event. Experts believe these symptoms may be brought on by the heart''s reaction to a surge of stress hormones, like adrenaline, causing a part of the heart to temporarily weaken or become stunned (cardiomyopathy), although the exact mechanism is unknown. However, it appears that broken heart syndrome is temporary and completely reversible. Now, research by The Miriam Hospital may shed some light on the clinical characteristics and outcomes of this relatively rare, life-threatening condition. In the study, researchers created a registry of 70 patients with the syndrome, known medically as Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, who were diagnosed between July 2004 and April 2008. Two-thirds of the patients - almost all post-menopausal women - had experienced a very stressful physical or emotional event just before arriving at the hospital with heart attack-like symptoms. Although 20 percent were critically ill and required emergency treatment to keep them alive, all patients survived the first 48 hours and experienced a full and complete recovery.The report is published in the April 1 issue of the American Journal of Cardiology. "It can be difficult for cardiologists and emergency room physicians to diagnose and manage patients with broken heart syndrome. However, this data will helps us better understand the disease process and could play a major role in developing and tailoring more effective short and long-term treatment strategies," says lead author Richard Regnante, MD, an interventional cardiology fellow at The Miriam Hospital and a teaching fellow in medicine (cardiology) at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. All patients in the Rhode Island Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy Registry arrived at the hospital with heart attack-like symptoms, including chest pain and shortness of breath.
Because of those similarities, patients underwent emergency cardiac catheterization. Approximately 67 percent of patients had been exposed to some sort of physical or emotional distress - such as bad news about a family member, a domestic argument, severe physical illness or a car accident - just before the onset of symptoms. All were eventually diagnosed with broken heart syndrome during their hospital stay. Researchers identified a wide spectrum of disease severity among patients in the registry. Six patients presented with cardiogenic shock and three patients experienced sustained ventricular arrhythmias, requiring emergency defibrillation or cardioversion. Overall, the majority of those in the registry were prescribed aspirin, beta blockers, ACE inhibitors and statins during their hospitalization, consistent with treatment protocol for patients with acute coronary syndrome.
Similarly, most patients left the hospital on a cardiac regimen very similar to that prescribed for heart attack patients. "Although there is much we''re still learning about broken heart syndrome, we do know that it is rarely fatal as long as patients are fully supported with medications, respirators and other critical devices in the first 48 hours," says Regnante.

Health Benefits of Banana

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This is interesting. After Reading THIS, you'll NEVER look at a banana in the same way again.
Bananas. Containing three natural sugars - sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber, a banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy.
Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder the banana is the number one fruit with the world's leading athletes.
But energy isn't the only way a banana can help us keep fit. It can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making it a must to add to our daily diet.
Depression:
According to a recent survey undertaken by MIND amongst people suffering from depression,many felt much better after eating a banana. This is because bananas contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, known to makeyou relax, improve your mood and generally make you feel happier.
PMS: Forget the pills - eat a banana. The vitamin B6 it contains regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood.
Anemia: High in iron, bananas can stimulate the production of hemoglobin in the blood and so helps in cases of anemia.
Blood Pressure:
This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium yet low in salt, making it the perfect to beat blood pressure. So much so, the US Food and Drug Administration has just allowed the banana industry to make official claims for the fruit's ability to reduce the risk of blood pressure and stroke
Brain Power: 200 students at a Twickenham (Middlesex) school were helped through their exams this year by eating bananas at breakfast, break, and lunch in abid to boost their brain power. Research has shown that the potassium-packed fruit canassist learning by making pupils more alert..
Constipation: High in fiber, including bananas in the diet can help restore normal bowel action, helping to overcome the problem without resorting to laxatives.
Hangovers: One of the quickest ways of curing a hangover is to make a banana milkshake, sweetened with honey. The banana calms the stomach and, with the help of the honey, builds up depleted blood sugar levels, while the milk soothes andre-hydrates your system.
Heartburn: Bananas have a natural antacid effect in the body, so if you suffer from heartburn, try eating a banana for soothing relief.
Morning Sickness: Snacking on bananas between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness.
Mosquito bites: Before reaching for the insect bite cream, try rubbing the affected area with the inside of a banana skin. Many people find it amazinglysuccessful at reducing swelling and irritation.
Nerves: Bananas are high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system.
Overweight and at work? Studies at the Institute of Psychology in Austria found pressure at work leads to gorging on comfort food like chocolate and crisps.Looking at 5,000 hospital patients, researchers found the most obese were more likely to be inhigh-pressure jobs. The report concluded that, to avoid panic-induced food cravings, we need to control our blood sugar levels by snacking on highcarbohydrate foods every two hours to keep levels steady
Ulcers: The banana is used as the dietary food against intestinal disorders because of its soft texture and smoothness. It is the only raw fruit that can be eaten without distress in over-chronicler cases. It also neutralizes over-acidity and reducesirritation by coating the lining of the stomach.
Temperature control: Many other cultures see bananas as a "cooling" fruit that can lower both the physical and emotional temperature of expectant mothers. InThailand, for example, pregnant women eat bananas to ensure their baby is born with a cool temperature.
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): Bananas can help SAD sufferers because they contain the natural mood enhancer tryptophan.
Smoking: Bananas can also help people trying to give up smoking. The B6 and B12 they contain, as well as the potassium and magnesium found in them, helpthe body recover from the effects of nicotine withdrawal.
Stress: Potassium is a vital mineral, which helps normalize the heartbeat, sends oxygen to the brain and regulates your body's water balance. When we arestressed, our metabolic rate rises, thereby reducing our potassium levels. These can be rebalanced with the help of a high-potassium banana snack.
Strokes: According to research in "The New England Journal of Medicine,"eating bananas aspart of a regular diet can cut the risk of death by strokes by as much as 40%!
Warts: Those keen on natural alternatives swear that if you want to kill off a wart, take a piece of banana skin and place it on the wart, with the yellow side out. Carefully hold the skin in place with a plaster or surgical tape!So, a banana really is a natural remedy for many ills. When you compare it to an apple, it has four times the protein, twice the carbohydrate, three times the phosphorus, five times the vitamin A and iron, and twice the other vitamins and minerals. It is also rich in potassium and is one of the best value foods around. So maybe itstime to change that well-known phrase so that we say, "A banana a day keeps the doctor away!"

ALZHEIMERS' EYE TEST-Test your eyes

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Test your eyes
ALZHEIMERS' EYE TEST
Count every "F" in the following text:
FINISHED FILES ARE THE RESULT OF YEARS OF SCIENTIFIC STUDY COMBINED WITH THE EXPERIENCE OF YEARS...(SEE BELOW)


HOW MANY ?

...................... 3?
WRONG, THERE ARE 6 -- no joke.READ IT AGAIN !
The reasoning behind is further down.

The brain cannot process "OF". Incredible or what? Go back and look again!!
Anyone who counts all 6 "F's" on the first go is a genius.Three is normal, four is quite rare.
Send this to your friends.It will drive them crazy.! And keep them occupied for several minutes..!

I Have Learned That..

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I Have Learned That

I've Learned...
That the best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person.

I've Learned...
That when you're in love, it shows.

I've Learned...
That just one person saying to me, "You've made my day!" makes my day.

I've Learned...
That having a child fall asleep in your arms is one of the most peaceful feelings in the world.

I've Learned...
That being kind is more important than being right.

I've Learned...
That you should never say no to a gift from a child.

I've Learned...
That I can always pray for someone when I don't have the strength to help him in some other way.

I've Learned...
That no matter how serious your life requires you to be, everyone needs a friend to act goofy with.

I've Learned...
That sometimes all a person needs is a hand to hold and a heart to understand.

I've Learned...
That simple walks with my father around the block on summer nights when I was a child did wonders for me as an adult.

I've Learned...
That life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes.

I've Learned...
That we should be glad God doesn't give us everything we ask for.

I've Learned...
That money doesn't buy class.

I've Learned...
That it's those small daily happenings that make life so spectacular.

I've Learned...
That under everyone's hard shell is someone who wants to be appreciated and loved.

I've Learned...
That the Lord didn't do it all in one day. What makes me think I can?

I've Learned...
That to ignore the facts does not change the facts.

I've Learned...
That when you plan to get even with someone, you are only letting that person continue to hurt you.

I've Learned...
That love, not time, heals all wounds.

I've Learned...
That the easiest way for me to grow as a person is to surround myself with people smarter than I am.

I've Learned...
That everyone you meet deserves to be greeted with a smile.

I've Learned...
That there's nothing sweeter than sleeping with your babies and feeling their breath on your cheeks.

I've Learned...
That no one is perfect until you fall in love with them.

I've Learned...
That life is tough, but I'm tougher.

I've Learned...
That opportunities are never lost; someone will take the ones you miss.

I've Learned...
That when you harbor bitterness, happiness will dock elsewhere.

I've Learned...
That I wish I could have told my Mom that I love her, one more time, before she passed away.

I've Learned...
That one should keep his words both soft and tender, because tomorrow he may have to eat them.

I've Learned...
That a smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.

I've Learned...
That I can't choose how I feel, but I can choose what I do about it.

I've Learned...
That when your newly born grandchild holds your little finger in his little fist, that you're hooked for life.

I've Learned...
That everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you're climbing it.

I've Learned...
That it is best to give advice in only two circumstances; when it is requested and when it is a life-threatening situation.

I've Learned...
That the less time I have to work with, the more things I get done।
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