special properties of plastics as packaging materials, such as lightweight, simple, and flexible, making packaging and plastic containers into many people’s favorite. However, in fact, there are dangers hidden behind plastic.

Inside there are a variety of plastic chemicals, such as monomer and plasticizer. Some are harmful to humans. Contacts between the plastic and packaged foods that can cause the displacement of plastic molecules into the food. This phenomenon is called migration.

There are several factors that influence migration, which is a type of food or beverages, length of exposure, and temperature. “Foods or beverages containing hot and most risky fat molecules trigger the displacement of plastic,” said Dr. Yadi Haryadi, food science and technology experts from the Institut Pertanian Bogor.

In addition, the longer the food or beverages packed in plastic, more plastic components will be moved. “While oil including material that quickly dissolves plastic components,” Hadi said in a seminar which I held in 2010 Healthy Children by Tupperware in Jakarta (07/14/2010).

In the event of migration, as well as migrating otherwise hazardous materials, and amounts exceeding the threshold, then it certainly can cause interference on health. “This is because we eat foods or beverages contaminated by chemicals in plastic,” he explained.

For that, use a plastic container that has a quality assurance and food safety and use according to the instructions for use of the container. Better to avoid packing food or beverages in temperatures over 60 degrees, and do not buy the hot liquid and greasy foods, like meatballs, packaged in plastic bags.

- About 32 000 lives could be saved each year if they are aged over 50 years of routine check-up by colonoscopy procedure.

Colorectal cancer is the leading cause of death in the world and ranked second in the United States after lung cancer. Yet millions of people still do not undergo recommended, according a new report Institution of the United States Center for Disease Control (CDC) this weekend.

Colonoscopy examination is one of the recommended procedure to determine if a person has colorectal cancer or colon cancer. This procedure is usually performed after a series of other clinical examinations, such as physical examination, rectal examination with a finger, and laboratory examination (examination of faeces).

“Tragically, one out of three people who should be tested for colon cancer have not done so,” said CDC Director Thomas Frieden said in a statement.

“Every year, 12,000 people were saved from the results of mammography, and as many as 32 000 more people could be saved if every adult aged 50 years or more it checked regularly to explore the possibilities of colon cancer,” he said.

CDC, which compares that figure with the examination of breast cancer (the second leading cause of cancer deaths among women in the U.S.), said, “More than 22 million men and women not undergoing colon cancer that potentially save lives.”

Data in the U.S. in 2008 showed, those who have health insurance are listed as among the most easily get access to colonoscopy, and reached 66 percent, compared to non-insurance that only 36 percent.

Stop complaining

Health Care June 6th, 2010

If we continue to just complain about our jobs, our minds will be more depressed and jobs will not be finished too right? Try looking for a little positive value that can be taken, let’s just say this as a learning tool for you. Or think of something interesting that you would receive a salary.

Determine priorities

Indeed we can not do all the work at once, then decide where formerly a more important and must be completed. Do not think of another job, because it will make you disturbed concentration and slower job completion.

Stay relaxed and rested

How busy you are, when the hour break, use the best time to relax. If possible, use your break time to sleep at least 15 minutes. This can make your body and mind refreshed.

Eat nutritious food

Do not forget to keep attention to your diet to keep adequate nutrition. Adequate nutrition can make the body more healthy and vibrant. Try to eat enough fruit.

Back in time

If the job can be done tomorrow and you are not required overtime, go home on time. This will help you get more time to relax and unwind with the family.

Go on leave and refreshing

If you’re already very tired, try to go on leave on your boss. Use your time off to visit places that you like, such as a trip to the mountains or the beach. If possible, take the child or your family to vacation together.

Find another job

This is one option if you felt it was no longer able to perform your job. Try another search for a different job and your passion. But consider this formerly with previously cooked.

JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – Efforts to get someone’s attention can be quite varied. He bought her flowers, give her a gift or extra attention may be one of them. But how can you believe that he’s interested in you? Consider his voice. Because, maybe this is one answer.

A recent study published in the Journal of Nonverbal Behavior states that sound levels can be used as an indication of increasing sexual desire of the opposite sex.

“The voice can communicate social and biological information that can indicate whether someone excited or vice versa,” said Susan Hughes, an assistant professor of psychology at Albright College in Reading Pennsylvania, USA.

Hughes and his team conducted research by studying the behavior of 45 students, average age 21 years. There were 20 male and 25 female students were involved. As many as 79 percent of this group consisted of whites, 12.5 percent of African-Americans, Asians 6.3 percent and 2.1 percent Hispanic.

During the study, respondents using communication via Skype. Their voices were recorded and analyzed. They called and left a voice message after seeing the frontal facial image fictional individuals who receive the message. This fictitious individuals have varying appeal.

“We found that both sexes use a lower voice and show a higher level of excitement when talking with the targets of the opposite sex,” said Hughes.

Hughes initially thought the women would raise his voice control to sound more feminine, but it happened just the opposite.

“It seems to be stereotyped in our culture that a woman’s voice is hoarse and low tone indicating a woman is sexy. This indicates, the motivation to show naked women could be motivated to speak out against the more feminine,” she said.

Hughes said, lowering her voice to show attraction is probably a learned behavior from cultural stereotypes conveyed through the media. “When a woman is naturally lowered his voice, it can be considered as an attempt to sound more seductive or attractive, and because it serves as a signal of romanticism,” said Hughes.

There is much evidence that shows that someone is manipulating her voice when talking with different people and in different situations. For example, a woman’s voice sounded more competent when talking to their bosses rather than subordinates or peers. While the male voice more competent when talking with her friends. People also tend to raise their voice when trying to deceive people.


Disease June 6th, 2010

More of this disease suffered by women. Migraine is a disease that attacks the brain and cause pain both physically and emotionally. Blood vessel dilation and inflammation of the brain is one of why the head ache. Although not clearly known cause, this disease is generally inherited disease.

What can be done is to try to prevent attacks of headaches and reduce pain when the attack occurred. Sometimes the attacks are not only attacking one side of the head but attacked both sides of the head.

Before the pulse strike the head, usually the patient will experience symptoms such as seeing flashing lights or commonly referred to as dizzy, seeing spots dark, wavy, saw the object becomes smaller, sensitive to the sight and sound or tingling in hands and feet. In emotion, a sign that can be experienced as anxiety, irritability, or stress. These symptoms are not always sure because every migraine sufferer can experience different symptoms.

Migraine Triggers

One way to avoid migraine attacks is by knowing what the cause of the attack. It is important to know the triggers that can cause migraine attacks. Avoiding the triggers means increasing chances of migraine. Some triggers of migraines include:

Changes in estrogen
The hormone estrogen in women can have many triggers of migraine. Especially when the number of estogen is not stable, for example at the time before and during menstruation, during pregnancy, contraceptive use, or if you are undergoing hormone therapy.
Sensory stimulation of the body
The light is too bright, the sound is too loud, or a certain smell to shine like the smell of perfume and cigarette smoke can be a trigger.
Changes in weather
Changes in extreme weather or the uncertain regulatory environment and changes in air pressure can be a migraine trigger.
Unusual sleep schedule
If your sleep patterns are not as usual. For example, a short period of sleep and even sleeping too long can make you experience a migraine. If you’re new to travel, jet lag can also be the cause.
Exercise or physical activity that is heavier than usual can increase chances of migraine.
Food and Drink
The content contained in foods and beverages can be a trigger. Alcoholic beverages such as beer and wine or the content of caffeine contained in coffee should be avoided. Mengkonsusmsi chocolate, old cheese, foods that contain MSG or preservatives lot is also a migraine trigger.

Trigger the one shown above are some common triggers, but no guarantee is because your migraine triggers of migraine triggers on each person could have been different. To be able to find out what triggers your migraines, make a note of when the migraine attack, what you eat or drink, what activities will be done before you experience a migraine. Note is made every time a migraine attack. By analyzing the records, is expected to know what triggers your migraines.

Prevent migraines

No doubt, one of the causes of migraine is due to the heavy thoughts. For that, try to calm your mind. Do the relaxation of the mind, for example by doing your hobby, gardening, listening to music or other activities that are fun to you.

In addition to the mind, physically also need to receive training in order to stay in top shape, exercise regularly should be a thing that can not be forgotten. Sport is sport should be selected with a mild physical activity, such as walking, aerobics, or biking.

A good sleep patterns will support health and prevent migraine attacks you. Sleep should be within a reasonable time, the period for adults should sleep 6-8 hours a day. If possible, should sleep and wake at the same time every day.

If you currently are running the hormone therapy, you should discuss this with your doctor before you can be the solution. This is because migraines can also be caused by changes in hormone estrogen.

Treating Migraine

The first step that can be done when a migraine attack is to try to relax and calm the mind. Sleep in a quiet and dark place while trying to relax. You can put the ice that has been wrapped in cloth to put on the back of the head. Then do the gentle massage to the head.

If you are frequently attacked by migraine, a doctor should do to get the right treatment. In addition, the examination is also useful to know for sure if you experience headache is migraine disease or other headaches because sometimes, other heads of disease showed symptoms similar to migraine. Continue to lead healthy lifestyles and avoiding migraine triggers migraine that did not approach.