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Kidney Stones and What You Can Do to Prevent Them

Kidney Stones

Original Photo By: Trevor Blake

Occurrences of kidney stones seem to be more prevailing these days. Various factors are known (or suspected) to be contributing to the rise of this health issue. The main contributing factor for the formation of kidney stones is inadequate hydration. Therefore you should always replenish bodily fluids that get depleted due to sweating and other forms of fluid excretions.

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Sad Weekend For Me

Sorry for not posting for the past couple of days. I just didn’t have anything to write about. Worst still, I’ve gone through what probably was the saddest weekend of my life as a family man.

On Saturday, I brought my wife to the gynecologist. We’re expecting our second child. However, upon examination, the doctor said that there’s been no growth at all since the last check up. There’s also no foetal echo (ie. no heartbeat detected).

And today, my wife started bleeding. I took her to the clinic first thing in the morning. A “cleaning” procedure has been scheduled for her at 3:00pm today (Malaysian time).

Yes, I do feel saddened by this whole ordeal; but hey, this is life. We score some points and we take some hits as well. Some more significant than others. The most important thing is to move on positively.

Mobile Phones More Harmful Than Smoking?

DailyTech published an article where a British neurosurgeon’s study concluded that mobile phones are more dangerous than smoking and even asbestos:

The number of users is the first aspect to look at, says Dr. Khurana. Over 3 billion people worldwide use a cell phone, according to Dr. Khurana. Only about one billion people worldwide smoke, evidence to his claims. The smoking population incurs approximately five million worldwide smoking related deaths a year.

The doctor expresses no uncertainty about whether cell phones cause cancer. He states emphatically, “there is a significant and increasing body of evidence for a link between mobile phone usage and certain brain tumors.”

How Many Hours Of Sleep Do You Need Daily?

I usually sleep at about 2 to 3 am and wake up at around 7 am. This effectively means that I sleep roughly 4 to 5 hours daily. I occasionally take the odd “power nap” during my lunch time. This takes around 20 to 40 minutes.

I find these power naps to be very energizing. In fact, I wake up feeling fresher and excited to take on more challenges for the day!

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Infrared Thermoscanners May Not Be Accurate

One of the reasons I resigned from an earlier job I had in Singapore was because of the unbearable queuing time I had to endure after the September 11 and SARS outbreak double-whammy.

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