Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Safety in Facebook and Myspace

It is important to note that for most Social Networking sites (including Facebook and Myspace), when you sign up, the default privacy setting is not to hide your information. If you don’t want your profile and other information to be seen by people who you have not authorised to be your “friend”, after you sign up, you will have to check these settings and adjust them accordingly – look around the page for a link to “Privacy”.

On the whole, nearly all the interactions that go on via Social Networking sites are safe and fulfilling, just like in real life. However, you need to be conscious of your safety and what you want people to see of yourself and your friends. Furthermore, everyone should remember these safety tips:

  1. Don’t accept a friend request from someone you don’t know and don’t be afraid to refuse a friend request from someone you don’t know very well
  2. Be respectful of others if and when posting photos or videos of them or mentioning them where others might read about it
  3. If you feel that you are being bullied or harassed, be aware that you can remove someone as a “friend” and / or block them from interacting with you

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Cure for Dengue

This morning I received this email from one of my friend. The originator of this mail is renowned medical professional Dr. (Mrs) Sriyani Basnayake, therefore we can trust the contents.
I would like to share this interesting discovery from a classmate's son who has just recovered from dengue fever. Apparently, his son was in the critical stage at the ICU when his blood platelet count drops to 15 after ! 15 liters of blood transfusion.
His father was so worried that he seeks another friend's recommendation and his son was saved. He confessed to me that he gave his son raw juice of the papaya leaves. From a platelet count of 45 after 20 liters of blood transfusion, and after drinking the raw papaya leaf juice, his platelet count jumps instantly to 135. Even the doctors and nurses were surprised. After the second day he was discharged. So he asked me to pass this good news around.
Accordingly it is raw papaya leaves, 2pcs just cleaned and pound and squeeze with filter cloth. You will only get one tablespoon per leaf. So two! Tablespoon per serving once a day. Do not boil or cook or rinse with hot water, it will loose its strength. Only the leafy part and no stem or sap. It is very bitter and you have to swallow it like "Won Low Kat". But it works.

*Papaya Juice - Cure for Dengue*

You may have heard this elsewhere but if not, I am glad to inform you that papaya juice is a natural cure for dengue fever. As dengue fever is rampant now, I think it's good to share this with all.
A friend of mine had dengue last year. It was a very serious situation for her as her platelet count had dropped to 28,000 after 3 days in hospital and water has started to fill up her lung. She had difficulty in breathing. She was only 32-year old. Doctor says there's no cure for dengue. We just have to wait for her body immune system to build up resistance against dengue and fight its own battle. She ! already had 2 blood transfusion and all of us were praying very hard as her platelet continued to drop since the first day she was admitted.
Fortunately her mother-in-law heard that papaya juice would help to reduce the fever and got some papaya leaves, pounded them and squeeze the juice out for it. The next day, her platelet count started to increase, her fever subsided. We continued to feed her with papaya juice and she recovered after 3 days!!!
Amazing but it's true. It's believed one's body would be overheated when one is down with dengue and that also caused the patient to have fever. Papaya juice has cooling effect. Thus, it helps to reduce the level of heat in one's body, thus the fever will go away. I found that it's also good when one is having sore throat or suffering from heat.
Please spread the news about this as lately there are many dengue cases. It's great if such natural cure could help to ease the sufferings of dengue patients.
Furthermore it's so easily available.
Blend them,squeeze the juice, drink immediately! It's simple and miraculously effective!!