Bottled water in your car is very dangerous!

bottled-waterOn the Ellen show, said that this is what caused her breast cancer. It has been identified as the most common cause of the high levels of dioxin in breast cancer tissue..

Sheryl Crow’s oncologist told her: women should not drink bottled water that has been left in a car. The heat reacts with the  chemicals in the plastic of the bottle which releases dioxin into the water. Dioxin is a toxin increasingly found in breast cancer tissue. So please be careful and do not drink bottled water that has been left in a car.

Pass this on to all the women in your life. This information is the kind we need to know that just might save us! Use a stainless steel canteen or a glass bottle instead of plastic!

This information is also being circulated at Walter Reed Army Medical Center … No plastic containers in microwaves. No plastic water bottles in freezers. No plastic wrap in microwaves.

Dioxin chemical causes cancer, especially breast cancer. Dioxins are highly poisonous to cells in our bodies. Don’t freeze plastic bottles with water in them as this releases dioxins from the plastic. Recently the Wellness Program Manager at Castle Hospital , was on a TV program to explain this health hazard.

He talked about dioxins and how bad they are for us. He said that we should not be heating food in the microwave using plastic containers….. This especially applies to foods that contain fat.

He said that the combination of fat, high heat and plastic releases dioxin
into the food.

Instead, he recommends using glass, such as Pyrex or ceramiccontainers for heating food… You get the same result, but without the dioxin.. So, such things as TV dinners, instant soups, etc., should be removed from their containers and heated in something else. click

Paper isn’t bad but you don’t know what is in the paper. It’s safer to use tempered glass, such as Pyrex, etc.

He reminded us that a while ago some of the fast food restaurants moved away from the styrene foam containers to paper. The dioxin problem is one of the reasons…. free ebooks

Also, he pointed out that plastic wrap, such as Cling film, is just as dangerous when placed over foods to be cooked in the microwave. As the food is nuked, the high heat causes poisonous toxins to actually melt out of the plastic wrap and drip into the food. Cover food with a paper towel instead.


How to survive a heart attack when you are alone??

heart-attackSince many people are alone when they suffer a heart attack, without help,the person whose heart is beating improperly and who begins to feel faint, has only about 10 seconds left before losing consciousness.

However,these victims can help themselves by coughing repeatedly and very vigorously. A deep breath should be taken before each cough, and the cough must be deep and prolonged, as when producing sputum from deep inside the chest.

A breath and a cough must be repeated about every two seconds without let-up until help arrives, or until the heart is felt to be beating normally again.

Deep breaths get oxygen into the lungs and coughing movements squeeze the heart and keep the blood circulating. The squeezing pressure on the heart also helps it regain normal rhythm. In this way, heart attack victims can get to a hospital. Tell as many other people as possible about this. It could save their lives.

There May Be Plant DNA Floating in your Blood

plants-dnaIf you believe this article from Collective Evolution, a site that claims to be “one of the worlds most popular alternative media company”, there is currently DNA from genetically modified plants floating in your blood that must be causing some harm. The conclusion is a wild extrapolation and typical of the anti-GMO lobby, which makes it a good case study for how to treat scientific findings. The truth is that there may or may not be plant DNA in your blood. The single research paper making this claim, on which the news article is based, is yet to be replicated. But it is more important to note that, even if there is plant DNA in your blood, there is no evidence that it poses a risk to you.

The paper, by Sandor Spisak of Harvard Medical School and colleagues, was published in the journal PLOS ONE in July 2013. The authors claimed to have found the evidence that pieces of plant DNA, large enough to harbour full genes, circulate in our blood.

Circulating DNA is called cell-free DNA (cf-DNA) and the reason for its presence in blood and its function, if any, remains a mystery. The science presented by Spisak is peer-reviewed – that is, it has been assessed by experts in the filed – and seems to have been done in an acceptable way. So I am ready to give their case a hearing.

But their study does not imply that consuming GM foods is dangerous or that GM scientists are doing “bad science”, which the news article claims. If foreign DNA from foods we consume circulates in our blood, it must have done so throughout evolutionary history. The fact that we have noticed it only now is interesting.

Before we draw any more conclusions, a lot needs to be done. If cf-DNA’s role hasn’t been clear, then we must investigate that before we can consider what plant DNA might be doing in the blood.

Spisak makes no mention of GM genes in the original paper. My mind is completely put at ease by the thought that DNA from food has always been circulating in our blood.

Here is why: DNA is found in everything you eat. Our body has evolved to breakdown and reuse consumed DNA and the proteins which it encodes. There is no inherent danger in consuming DNA. To label foreign DNA as sinister is wrong. All DNA you consume is foreign unless you’re a cannibal, and even then it’s still foreign unless you’re consuming your identical twin.

Foreign DNA can cause harm only if it is able to encode proteins that are harmful to the human body. For that to happen it would first need to be incorporated into your genome within the cell nucleus where all of your other genes reside. It would then need to be transcribed so that, ultimately, the foreign protein was produced.

So if there is plant DNA in your blood, it will need to jump through lots of hoops before it can produce a foreign protein. There is no evidence by the way that DNA in your blood can do this, because, if cf-DNA has always been in our blood, we would have noticed plant proteins in our cells.

What is really interesting from Spisak’s work is that plant DNA is represented in a relatively high proportion in the cf-DNA pool of human blood. That fact is interesting and worth investigating. Spisak also says that animal DNA was removed from the tested samples because it resembles human DNA too closely and is therefore not distinguishable as “foreign”. Good science.  [free medical books]

Being “for” GM doesn’t mean that one is against the environment or health and in the pockets of agribusiness as many anti-GMO websites will make you believe. Bryan Walsh writing for Time makes this point clearly. Most scientists are aware that along with the promise of GM technology come potential problems.

While GM technology may be able to produce rice that is more nutritious or plants that are resistant to a greener herbicide, there are legitimate problems such as weeds acquiring the GM herbicide resistance. The anti-GM lobby loses credibility by being against every aspect of the science. A better approach would be to act as a watchdog against legitimate, testable problems which science would then be accountable for.

For instance, within days of the publication of Spisak’s paper, Richard Lusk of the University of Michigan left a comment where he thought that there could be an alternate explanation for the findings reported. According to Lusk, the method used to analyse cf-DNA, called high-throughput sequencing, has a high-error rate.

Normally, when the DNA to be analysed is plenty and in big chunks, these errors can be minimised. But in Spisak’s case, the analysis involved tiny amounts of DNA, which made Lusk think that contamination, if any, might account for the results. In a follow up study, uploaded few weeks ago on arXiv, he concludes that Spisak must consider contamination as the source of plant DNA. Even thoroughly washed plastic equipment can store remnants of DNA that can contaminate results.

It took Lusk six months to thoroughly check Spisak’s work. Now Spisak and his colleagues should respond to Lusk’s criticism, which may take another six months. Scientific progress is slow, but at least at the end of it we may be more certain than we are today. Poor commentary and cherry-picking data helps no one.

Spisak’s study tells us about a significant biological finding that needs to be carefully analysed. The cautionary tale is that one must not extrapolate wildly from good science to create horrific scenarios that are not based on any scientific observations whatsoever.

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. The views expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the publisher. This version of the article was originally published on Live Science.

Top 5 online libraries in India

Top 5 online librariesOnline Libraries are of great importance due to its rendered services which are reliable and compassionate. Online education hands gained some value to the individuals with the help of these online libraries. They are the storehouse of the data and textbooks so that anyone can access it at any time.

Unlike other libraries, it holds access at any time from any corner of the world provided the user has a valid email address to login with. Anybody can access the online libraries to read books online, research, or whatever effectively and efficiently.

It is to be understood that an online library provides access to all the information in a brick and mortar library in a more reliable mode.

Texila Digipedia may provide the students a single source to refer all the topics related to medicine, engineering, Business management and a lot more.

On the other side, reading books online via the online libraries is often beneficiary to the user as it is available in different formats, including PDFs, Word, and HTML, etc. It also allows the user to zoom in or out or change the size of the text and to adjust the brightness and contrast of the computer to make it comfortable for reading.

It is very rare to find a library that is open on all hours a day, but online libraries offer this unique advantage. A student can complete their research any day of the week, any hour of the day at any time. In addition, these libraries are available at the user’s fingertips, eliminating the need to drive or walk to the library.

Where to get the Free e-Books in audio format?

free eBooks in audio formatReading is the simplest way for human to derive and constructing meaning in order to gain a particular knowledge from a source. This tendency has been digitized when books evolve into digital media equivalent – E-Books.

It would be nice if we’re able to download free e-book and take it with us. That’s why we’ve again crawled deep into the Internet to compile this list of 20 places to download free e-books for your use. Search and download free books in categories like scien    tific, engineering, programming, fiction and many other books. No registration is required to download free e-books.

The users or the students can browse for the books related to science, engineering or business management or whatever in the format of PDF or audio or videos. The audio format of the eBooks would help the students to learn the subjects easily when compared to the traditional libraries.

The following are some of the sources wherein the students can either read or download the free eBooks related to medicine:


Browsing the online library for the free textbooks or related audio files or PDF documents or whatever is quite easy with the confidence and pace of the student. An eBook online library has been designed to provide an adaptive reading experience for the readers or the students.

The online library would assist the students in to acquire more knowledge and understanding on the concerned subjects and topics. It would replace or dominate the traditional libraries the students have to go to the libraries to get or read books. With the help of these online libraries, students would access it from anywhere according to their convenience and pace. Unlike other resources, it is expected that the online library is as added advantage to the students since it would be available any time anywhere, provided there is sufficient Internet connection.