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Saturday, September 10, 2011

Heart attack facts

Here are some of the facts related to heart attack.
  • More than 12.5 millions of estimated 32 million heart attacks worldwide are fatal.
  • 14 millions of Americans have a history of heart attack
  • About 50% of the deaths occur within one hour of a heart attack - outside a hospital
  • Sudden death is more common among women with heart attack
  • 52 people in USA die due to heart attack every minute. That makes 4,59,840 heart attack deaths in a year in USA
  • 50% of the people with heart attack wait for more than 2 hours before getting any help
  • 39% of women die within one year after a heart attack compared to 25% of men
  • The risk of another heart attack after first stroke is estimated to be 35% in women and 18% in men.
  • Women take 2 to 4 hours longer than men to respond to symptoms of heart attack. 
  • Chewing an un coated Aspirin right away, at the first sign of chest discomfort can reduce the amount of damage to the heart muscle during a heart attack.
  • Eating fish once in a week can reduce the chances of a heart attack by 52%
  • Heart attack risk can be reduced by changing the life styles - e.g  quitting smoking, obesity, reduce alcohol intake, reduce stress, and increase physical activity.
  • High blood pressure is called as "silent killer".  High blood pressure can lead to heart stroke, heart attack and heart failure and kidney failure.
  • Watching the world cup increases the risk of heart attack.
  • South Asians are prone to heart attacks at a much younger age compared to other people
  • Studies indicate that most common time for a heart attack to occur is Monday morning. Saturday morning ranks the next. 

Mobile Phone Safety Facts

We all know that Mobile Phone has become an essential gadget for every one of us now a days. But there are lot of controversies about using a Mobile Phone.  Nearly 80% of the world population have mobile phones.  There is an evidence about the harm of Electromagnetic radiations from mobile phones.  So there is a need to take certain precautions to reduce the risk of electromagnetic radiation effect.  The first advice is to use the mobile phone as minimum as possible because even a two-minute call from a mobile phone alters the natural electrical activity of the brain for one hour.  Here are some of the tips to reduce the risk and to be safe from the effects of mobile phone.

  • Don't keep the mobile phone near to your head while sleeping. Either switch it off or keep it at least 6 feet away from your head. 
  • Keep the mobile set at least 2 to 7 inches away from your head while talking or you can use loudspeaker mode.  It reduces the effect of electromagnetic radiation on the brain.
  • If it is necessary to keep mobile phone in your pocket, keep the keypad towards you so that the antenna faces away from you.
  • Try to avoid usage of mobile phone in metal containers like elevators, air planes, trains and vehicles as it increases the electromagnetic radiations.
  • Avoid using wired headsets. Blue tooth head sets are better as they emit 1/100th of the Electromagnetic radiations of normal phone.
  • Never allow children below 15 years to use mobile phones. This may cause brain tumors for the children.
  • Always keep the mobile phone away from new born babies as their brain gets affected by the electromagnetic radiations and increases the risk of cancer.