Saturday, January 17, 2009


Blood Clots/Stroke - They Now Have a Fourth Indicator, the Tongue‏
Fra: V Sivasupramaniam (
Sendt: 17. januar 2009 19:12:00
Til: vijaratnam sivasupramaniam (; paramalingam suren (; siva pillay (; Murugaiyan Pillay (; muru pugal (;; muttu kumarasamy (; karikalan n (;;; parama nathan (; satchi nada (; deenu kd (;



B lood Clots/Stroke - They Now Have a Fourth Indicator, the Tongue

STROKE:Remember the 1st Three Letters....S.T.R.
My nurse friend sent this and encouraged me to post it and spread the word.
I agree.

If everyone can remember something this simple, we could save some folks.

Please read:


During a BBQ, a friend stumbled and took a little fall - she assured everyone that she was fine (they offered to call paramedics) .she said she had just tripped over a brick because of her new shoes.

They got her cleaned up and got her a new plate of food. While she appeared a bit shaken up, Ingrid went about enjoying herself the rest of the evening

Ingrid's husband called later telling everyone that his wife had been taken to the hospital - (at 6:00 pm Ingrid passed away.) She had suffered a stroke at the BBQ. Had they known how to identify the signs of a stroke, perhaps Ingrid would be with us today. Some don't die. they end up in a helpless, hopeless condition instead.

It only takes a minute to read this...

A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke...totally. He said the trick was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed, and then getting the patient medically cared for within 3 hours, which is tough.


Thank God for the sense to remember the '3' steps, STR . Read and Learn!

Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke victim may suffer severe brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke.

Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions:
S *Ask the individual to SMILE.
T *Ask the person to TALK and SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently)
(i.e. It is sunny out today)
R *Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.
If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call emergency number immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.
New Sign of a Stroke -------- Stick out Your Tongue
NOTE: Another 'sign' of a stroke is this: Ask the person to 'stick' out his tongue.. If the tongue is 'crooked', if it goes to one side or the other,that is also an indication of a stroke.
A cardiologist says if everyone who gets this e-mail sends it to 10 people; you can bet that at least one life will be saved.

I have done my part. Have you?

Saturday, January 10, 2009


Lessons of Life

The Pretty Lady: Once upon a time a big monk

and a little monk were traveling together. They came to the

bank of a river and found the bridge was damaged. They had

to wade across the river. There was a pretty lady who was

stuck at the damaged bridge and couldn't cross the
river. The big monk offered to carry her across the river on

his back. The lady accepted. The little monk was shocked by

the move of the big monk. 'How can big brother carry a

lady when we are supposed to avoid all intimacy with

females?' thought the little monk. But he kept quiet.

The big monk carried the lady across the river and the small

monk followed unhappily. When they crossed the river, the

big monk let the lady down and they parted ways with her.

All along the way for several miles, the little monk was

very unhappy with the act of the big monk. He was making up

all kinds of acussations about big monk in his head. This

got him madder and madder. But he still kept quiet. And the

big monk had no inclination to explain his situation.

Finally, at a rest point many hours later, the little monk

could not stand it any further, he burst out angrily at the

big monk. 'How can you claim yourself a devout monk,

when you seize the first opportunity to touch a female,

especially when she is very pretty? All your teachings to me

make you a big hypocrite The big monk looked surprised and

said, 'I had put down the pretty lady at the river bank

many hours ago, how come you are still carrying her

along?' [This very old Chinese Zen story reflects the

thinking of many people today. We encounter many unpleasant

things in our life, they irritate us and they make us angry.

Sometimes, they cause us a lot of hurt, sometimes they cause

us to be bitter or jealous .. But like the little monk, we

are not willing to let them go away.We keep on carrying the

baggage of the 'pretty lady' with us. We let them

keep on coming back to hurt us, make us angry, make us

bitter and cause us a lot of agony.Why? Simply because we

are not willing to put down or let go of the baggage of the

'pretty lady'. We should let go of the pretty lady

immediately after crossing the river, that is after the

unpleasant event is over.This will immediately remove all

our agonies.There is no need to be further h urt by the

unpleasant event after it is over.] Science is organized

knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009


More women drinking beer
Nadira Gunatilleke

Beer consumption by Sri Lankan women have gone up significantly during the recent past, Dr. Neil Fernando, Consultant Psychiatrist, Angoda Mental Hospital said.

The companies which sell beer had launched a publicity campaign to attract more Sri Lankan women to drink beer, he said.

Twenty five per cent of male patients admitted to the Colombo National Hospital within one year had died from alcohol related diseases. "One in every four men died from a sickness caused by alcohol," he said.

Dr. Fernando was addressing the launch of 'An Islandwide Study on Alcohol Use in Sri Lanka' authored by Prof. Harendra de Silva on behalf of the National Child Protection Authority (NCPA).

The study was sponsored by Plan Sri Lanka.

"Today all family functions are 'alcoholised' and we should not let this continue.

We should not ignore the violence by drunkards and should not forgive them, taking their drunkenness as a reason," he added. According to Prof. de Silva, it is the people who have the lowest income who consume more alcohol and it is kasippu they consume most of the time. The more they consume Kasippu the more they become destitute.

This has become a vicious circle. More suicides are reported among persons who consume alcohol and also members of their families. The poor drink Kasippu in large quantities because it is cheap.

The people who drink Kasippu misbehave more than persons who drink other varieties of alcohol.

This is due to their social background and culture, he said.

Prof. de Silva said almost all children who took part in the study demanded a solution for their alcoholic fathers. Suicides are common among children who suffer at the hands of alcoholic fathers and single parent families are one of the commonest result of alcohol abuse.

The families did not know how much fathers spend on alcohol.

"Banning alcohol will not solve the problem. What is required is control. Poverty eradication is the best way to minimise alcohol abuse. Handing over food and money will encourage people to consume more and more alcohol without engaging in work.

The poor people should be empowered and given vocational training to eradicate poverty," he added.