Congestive Heart Failure

Heart failure is a global term for the physiological state in which cardiac output is insufficient in meeting the needs of the body and lungs. Often termed "Congestive Heart Failure" or CHF, this is most commonly caused when cardiac output is low and the body becomes congested with fluid.

CHF Causes:
* Ischaemic heart disease 62%
* Cigarette smoking 16%
* Hypertension (high blood pressure)10%
* Obesity 8%
* Diabetes 3%
* Valvular heart disease 2% (much higher in older populations)

Rarer causes of heart failure include:
* Viral myocarditis (an infection of the heart muscle)
* Infiltrations of the muscle such as amyloidosis
* HIV cardiomyopathy (caused by human immunodeficiency virus)
* Connective tissue diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus
* Abuse of drugs such as alcohol and cocaine
* Pharmaceutical drugs such as chemotherapeutic agents
* Arrhythmias

As with so many other conditions, the best way to prevent Congestive Heart Failure is to control the risk factors that are associated with the disease. These include but are not limited to: High blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol levels, and obesity.

Ensure your diet includes good sources of lean protein, fresh vegetables and plenty of whole grains. Healthy individuals should strive to get a minimum of 30 minutes of cardiovascular exercise most days of the week. If you smoke, aim to set a quit date and stick to it. Quitting smoking is one of the most important things that you can do for your health and the health of those around you.

The Sims: Medieval

The Sims Medieval is a video game in The Sims series based upon The Sims 3 Engine, developed and published by Electronic Arts. From the outset, the game feels new and exciting, with an entertaining opening movie too.

While the premise remains true to the Sims heritage, playing as individual characters, this time you must also achieve a "Kingdom Ambition", chosen at the start of your game to determine the fate of your realm and its citizens.

In a change from other Sims games, the character creation, simulation, and architectural aspects are significantly reduced and altered to enforce a sharper focus on RPG-style gameplay.

In an interview with GameSpot, the game's senior producer, Rachel Bernstein stated that the game will be more dangerous for Sims, with death and failure a possibility during the game's quests. Listed dangers included low focus on quests, plague, peasant revolts, wildlife, poisons, duels, and more. Unlike past games, there is a definite beginning and end to the game. Players earn ratings at the end of the game depending on their performance.

Interested in this game? Then prepare this system requirements:
1. Windows
* Windows XP or later
* 2.0 GHz Intel or AMD Processor (2.4 GHz Vista or later)
* 1 GB of RAM (1.5GB Vista or later)
* DirectX 9.0 graphics card with 256 MB
* 5.3 GB of free space
* Sound card with speakers or headphones
* Internet Connection
* Input – Keyboard & mouse

2. Mac OS X
* Mac OS X v10.5.8 or later
* Intel processor
* 2 GB of RAM
* GeForce 8 or ATI X1600 or higher
* 5.3 GB of free space
* Sound card with speakers or headphones
* Internet Connection
* Input – Keyboard & mouse

Captain America Trailer

This is it, another superhero movie based by Marvel Comics character, Captain America.

RIP Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor, the legendary actress famed for her beauty, her jet-set lifestyle, her charitable endeavors and her many marriages, has died at 79.

Taylor announced a diagnosis of congestive heart failure, a progressive condition in which the heart is too weak to pump sufficient blood throughout the body, particularly to the lower extremities such as the ankles and feet.

In 2009 she underwent cardiac surgery to replace a leaky valve. and in February 2011, new symptoms related to congestive heart failure caused her to be admitted into Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles for treatment.

She was buried in a private Jewish ceremony, presided over by Rabbi Jerry Cutler, the day after she died, at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California. Taylor is entombed in the Great Mausoleum, where public access to her tomb is restricted.

This is list of Taylor's husbands:
* Conrad "Nicky" Hilton (May 6, 1950 – January 29, 1951)
* Michael Wilding (February 21, 1952 – January 26, 1957)
* Michael Todd (February 2, 1957 – March 22, 1958)
* Eddie Fisher (May 12, 1959 – March 6, 1964)
* Richard Burton (March 15, 1964 – June 26, 1974)
* Richard Burton (October 10, 1975 – July 29, 1976)
* John Warner (December 4, 1976 – November 7, 1982)
* Larry Fortensky (October 6, 1991 – October 31, 1996)

And this is list of Taylor's son/daughter:
1. With Wilding (two sons):
* Michael Howard Wilding (born 1953)
* Christopher Edward Wilding (born 1955)

2. With Todd (one daughter):
* Elizabeth Frances "Liza" Todd (born 1957)

3. With Burton (one daughter):
* Maria Burton (born 1961; adopted 1964)

Rest In Peace Taylor, We All love You...

Face Transplant

First, what is "Face Transplant"? A face transplant is an experimental procedure to replace all or part of a person's face. Usually people with faces disfigured by trauma, burns, disease, or birth defects might aesthetically benefit from this procedure.

The alternative to a face transplant is to move the patient's own skin from their back, buttocks or thighs to their face in a series of as many as 50 operations to regain even limited function and a face that is often likened to a mask or a living quilt.

* Surgery Treatment*
The procedure consists of a series of operations requiring rotating teams of specialists. With issues of tissue type, age, sex, and skin color taken into consideration, the patient's face is removed and replaced (including the underlying fat, nerves and blood vessels, but no musculature). The surgery may last anywhere from 8 to 15 hours, followed by a 10–14 day hospital stay.

After the procedure a lifelong regimen of immunosuppressive drugs is necessary to suppress the patient's own immune systems and prevent rejection. Long-term immunosuppression increases the risk of developing life-threatening infections, kidney damage, and cancer. The surgery may result in complications such as infections that could turn the new face black and require a second transplant or reconstruction with skin grafts.

The transplant does not give the patient's face the appearance of the deceased donor's face because the underlying musculature and bones are different. Facial movements are controlled by the brain, so the personality as expressed by the face remains that of the patient.

What Is Phobia?

Phobia means fear [from Greek], or its an intense fear of anxiety that occurs only in a particular situation that frightens. For example, if you have a phobia of snake (as millions of people do), you only feel anxious when there's a snake around, otherwise you feel fine.

Phobias make people avoid situations they know will make them anxious, but unfortunately this can make the phobia worse. A person's life can become increasingly dominated by the precautions they take to avoid a situation they fear. You may know there's no real danger and you may feel embarrassed by your fear, but you're still unable to control it. It's better to confront your fears, even if it's in a very careful way or with the help of a trained therapist.

There are three categories of phobia, which is:
1. Social Phobia
This kind of phobia fears involving other people or social situations such as performance anxiety or fears of embarrassment by scrutiny of others, such as eating in public. Overcoming social phobia is often very difficult without the help of therapy or support groups.

2. Specific Phobia
This phobia fear of a single specific panic trigger such as spiders, snakes, dogs, water, heights, flying, etc. And yeah, there's so many people have these fears.

3. Agoraphobia
It's a generalized fear of leaving home or the one that he/she called 'safe' area, and of possible panic attacks that might follow. May also be caused by various specific phobias such as fear of open spaces, social embarrassment (social agoraphobia), fear of contamination (fear of germs, possibly complicated by obsessive-compulsive disorder) or PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) related to a trauma that occurred out of doors.

Then how do we treat this kind of things? Most of them will use:
1. Cognitive behavioural therapy, or a 'talking treatment' where you learn all about the thing or situation you are scared of and how to change your behaviour and this method has a high success rate in phobias.

2. Hypnotherapy coupled with Neuro-linguistic programming, it used to help remove the associations that trigger a phobic reaction. However, lack of research and scientific testing compromises its status as an effective treatment.

PS: treatment options are not mutually exclusive. Often a therapist will suggest multiple treatments.

Cheap Trick - The Flame


What is Insomnia? Insomnia is repeated difficulty in getting to, staying or getting enough good quality sleep, despite adequate opportunity, which leads to some form of impairment of performance or well being during the daytime.

But why we have this kind of thing? Hmm,,, sleeping difficulties are most commonly caused by stress and worry. And of course we all faces this kind of things everyday, from work, or maybe relationship problems. Another common causes include physical illness that causes pain, environmental noise, caffeine or alcohol consumption, and medication side-effects.

Insomnia really affect our body and mind to excessive daytime tiredness, which in turn may be responsible for accidents, poor concentration, and irritability.

Then how to get well or sleep like a normal people? We could try to follow a set routine, going to sleep and getting up at the same time and avoiding daytime naps, and do NOT work in your bedroom.

We could also try avoiding caffeine, nicotine and alcohol. Getting more exercise during the day, having a warm milky drink before bed, and herbs such as valerian and camomile can also help.

Source: BBC -Health: Insomnia

Music For Us

Everybody loves to hear music, or even play music. So what makes us love music?
*Bring Back Memories
You won't forget your wedding song or your memories with your beloved one right?

*Make Yourself Comfort
Generally, people listening to slow or love songs when they're broken heart. Believe me, most of them.... But why listen to slow or love songs? From my experience is because of the lyrics or rhythm that will makes us comfort.

But how bout they that listening to metal songs? It's same, they're listening music to be comfort but with a different music style [cause each person has a different personality and taste of music. I think this has some kind of connection with psychology huh? Don't know for exactly, LoLz]

*Having Fun
You're happy when you're sing right? Or when you hear your favorite songs, you'll move your hand, or legs spontaneously and maybe you'll jump to the floor then go dancing. Well, we all like this, maybe cause this is what music for, to bring happiness!

Well, that's in my opinion, hope you like it [LoLz].... Ce Ya Guys XD