Thursday, 30 April 2015

Answers to biggest health questions that my surprise you

Definitive answers to 18 of your biggest health questions, here we go:

Does olive oil prevent heart disease? Answer : Yes !
Do cough syrups really work? Answer: No !
These colourful syrups contain doses of codeine and dextromethorphan that are too small to be effective.
Only cough suppressants that contain other antihistamines
 seem to relieve coughs.
Do I need sunscreen with more than 30 SPF?
Answer: No !
Is the MSG in Asian dishes likely to give you a headache?
Answer: No !
Do nuts make you fat? Answer: No !
Is walking as effective as running? Answer: Yes !
Walking is the best possible exercise.
Habituate yourself to walk very far.
Is drinking fruit juice as good for you as eating fruit?
 Answer: No !
Are all wheat bread better for you than white bread?
Answer: No ! 
 Can a hot tub make me sick? Answer: Yes!
Hot tubs in spas, hotels, and gyms are perfect breeding grounds for germs. The water is hot enough to kill bacteria, but is just the right temperature to make microbes grow even faster. The heat in the tub causes the Chlorine based disinfectant to break down faster than it would in regular pool. The most common hot tub infection is pseudomonas folliculitis, which causes red, itchy bumps.
Does coffee cause cancer? Answer: No !
Do eggs raise cholesterol level? Answer: No !
Can you drink too much water? Answer: Yes !
Over-hydrating is most common among elite athletes. Drinking an excess of water, call water intoxication, dilutes the concentration of sodium in the blood leading to a condition known as hyponatremia.
Its symptoms can range from nausea and confusion of seizures and even death in severe cases.
Can yogurt ease digestive problems? Answer: Yes !
 Do whitening toothpastes whiten teeth more than regular toothpastes? Answer: No !
Is it safe to microwave food in plastic containers?
Answer: Yes !
Can watching TV ruin your eye sight?
 Answer: No !
Is red wine better for you than white wine?
 Answer: Yes !
Is bottled water better for you than tap water?
 Answer: No !

Many thanks to Lim YC for sharing.

Alan  CY  Kok

Monday, 27 April 2015

How much do world leaders earn?

Surprised to know the prime minister of one of the smallest countries earn the most whilst that of the biggest country earns the least.

Premier Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore
Salary : US$1,700,000
Tony Abbott, Prime minister of Australia
 Salary US$403,712
Barack Obama, President, USA
Salary: US$400,000
Jean-Claude Juncker, President, European Commission
 Salary: US$346,519
Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, President, Argentina
Salary: US$315.091
Stephen Harper, Prime Minister, Canada
Salary: US$260,000
Angela Merkel, Chancellor, Germany
Salary: US$234,400
David Cameron, Prime Minister, U.K.
Salary: US$214,800
Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister, Japan
 Salary: US$202,700
Francois Hollande, President, France
Salary: US$194,300
Vladimir Putin, President, Russia
Salary: US$136,000
Dilma Rousseff, President, Brazil
Salary: US$120,000
Narendra Modi, President, India
Salary: US$30,300
Xi Jinping, President, People's Republic of China
Salary: US$22,000

Many thanks to CC Koh for sharing.

Alan CY Kok

Animal family pictures

The mind boggles when trying to imagine the hours and days of patient waiting to catch each shot at the right moment. Possibly the domestic pets could have been cajoled into adopting the pose needed - but what about the birds and wild animals?


Many thanks to Ron Oh for sharing.
Alan CY Kok