Saturday, February 28, 2009

It’s Worth Your Salt?

EATING an egg for breakfast in peace is not always easy given the common admonition: "Don’t use so much salt!"
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Deadly Puffer Fish Meal | Ikan Buntal


Saturday June 21, 2008

Two people have died after eating the poisonous puffer fish or ikan buntal, believed to be the first such reported cases in the country.

State Health department director Dr Mohd Khairi Yakub said a 54-year-old woman from Kota Tinggi and another 83-year-old woman from Kulai died from eating the fish on May 7 and June 4 respectively.

He added that 34 others from various places in the state, including here, Batu Pahat and Pontian, suffered food poisoning from eating the fish, between May 6 and June 10. Read More

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Does the Slimming Pill Hold the Answer to Weight Loss

The "Diet Pill" has an obvious appeal to anyone who wants to lose weight fast, and with very little effort. How marvelous life would be if we could just pop a pill and body fat just melted away. Everyone knows, or should know at least, that if something sounds too easy or just too good to be true, that's because it is.

Every scientist, doctor, dietician and fitness trainer will tell you that taking diet pills is downright dangerous, but is it? And if it is, then how dangerous is it?

Well, according to scientists, some diet pills can cause panic attacks, strokes and even fatal heart attacks. Some of these "drugs", better known as phentermine are closely related to mphetamines, so they work as an appetite suppressant, stimulating the release of brain chemicals, which in turn reduces the sensations of hunger. Read More

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Author: Mary Watson