Thursday, April 5, 2012

Salmonella Outbreak: Sushi linked to salmonella outbreak affecting 19 states

Center for Disease Control and Prevention United States (CDCP), Wednesday (4/5) says at least 90 people were reported poisoned rare salmonella bacteria - Bareilly -which allegedly contained in the food sushi.

Reported that salmonella outbreak has spread in 19 states and the District of Columbia from January 28 to 2 April 2012.

With so many people who fell ill from salmonella outbreak, the plague is apparently still ongoing.

The victims, who contracted salmonella bacteria, said they are eating sushi, sashimi or similar food.

In the news reported by Xinhua, there has been no report of death or hospitalization of victims of salmonella bacteria.

CDCP is currently working with government officials and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was to identify the source of salmonella outbreak.

Patients infected with salmonella will usually experience diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps during the 12-72 hours after infection. Food borne illness usually lasts for 4-7days.

Although many people recover without treatment, salmonella poisoning can also be a serious matter, which could bring the victims required hospitalization or even death.

Cooking right is way to kill salmonella and other food borne pathogens.
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Sunday, March 25, 2012

Diabetes News: Apples, Blueberries and Pears Can Reduce The Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

More recently researchers at Harvard University, the United States found that apples, blueberries and pears can reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. This is because apples, blueberries and pears are rich in flavonoids; it is a natural compound that is in certain fruits, vegetables and grains, which some previous research has been to link it with health benefits such as lower risk of heart disease or cancer.

The study, led by An Pan was to make observations and interviews of 12.600 participants with diabetes in the United States.

Pan and his team found that participants liked to eat at least five apples a week reduces the risk of diabetes of about 23% compared to participants who are not accustomed to eating apples. Likewise with those who love to eat blueberries.

Pan says that to get consistent results from three groups of studies that apples and blueberries are very beneficial for type 2 diabetes, although it did not directly prove that apples and blueberries can prevent diabetes

In addition, the team found the apple and blueberries are consumed as a whole is better than the first converted into juice drinks.

According to the American Diabetes Association, approximately 26 million Americans have diabetes. This is caused by the body's inability to produce or use insulin, a hormone that converts blood glucose into energy. And type 2 diabetes can usually be controlled with exercise and dietary changes and without the need to use insulin.

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Friday, March 9, 2012

Health Info: Benefits of White Turmeric

Benefits of White Turmeric (Curcuma mango) was very good for our bodies. White turmeric has a wide range of chemical constituents that include tianin, starch, curcumin, essential oil, sugar, saponins, resins, flavonoids, until the toxic protein that has the ability to inhibit cancer cell growth. "The benefits of white turmeric" which is very good of course not doubt.

The characteristics of the white turmeric plant is has spots such as bulbs and tubers ginger has a creamy color bit to light yellow. The smell of fresh white turmeric is almost like mango kweni.

According to research conducted by Dr. Retno S. Sudibyo showed that white turmeric contains toxic RIP protein (ribosome inactivating protein) that can help enable the ribosome to disrupt the process of protein synthesis.

With the RIP, the development of cancer cells can be inhibited, but it "benefits of white turmeric" can also prevent damage to the genes.

Contains volatile oil contained in a white turmeric consists of curcumol and curdione. So that the benefits of white turmeric also have antioxidants that can fight free radicals that cause the growth of cancer cells, in addition white turmeric benefits may also increase the production of red blood cells in the body.

Although "the benefits of white turmeric for health is very good", but for those who are pregnant should be careful if you want to eat this white turmeric as it can lead to miscarriage.

Benefits of white turmeric for health

To further clarify,  Cubicle News and Info (CNaI) will deliver a list of health benefits for white turmeric:

1.   White Turmeric can inhibit cancer cell growth.
2.   White Turmeric can narrow female organs.
3.   White Turmeric may help treat itching of the female.
4.   White Turmeric can strengthen lust.
5.   White Turmeric is useful as antipyretics (fever).
6.   White turmeric to treat pain shortness of breath (asthma).
7.   White turmeric to treat inflammatory disease of the respiratory tract (bronchitis).
8.   White Turmeric may be useful as an antitoxin (antidote).
9.   White Turmeric can help reduce abdominal fat.
10. White Turmeric may increase appetite.
11. White Turmeric may be useful as a laxative (laxative).
12. White Turmeric can be used as an antioxidant.
13. White Turmeric beneficial to treat fever, colds, bloating, etc.
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Friday, February 24, 2012

Iran stops selling oil to the UK and France

Sanctions imposed by Western powers did not make Iran stopped developing nuclear weapons. Islamic Republic would try to expand the nuclear program by installing thousands of new generation centrifuges.

Not only that, the country led by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, a few days ago, also stop its oil sales to Britain and France. Iran's oil ministry spokesman, Ali Reza Rahbar Nikzad, said the sale of oil will then be transferred to the new consumer.

Cessation of oil sales have preceded the new EU sanctions to be imposed on July 1. The sanctions were intended to pressure Tehran into going to stop developing its nuclear program.

Earlier on Wednesday a number of Iranian media reported that Tehran had stopped exporting oil to the Netherlands, Greece, France, Portugal, Spain, and Italy in response to the oil embargo of the European Union. But the news was later denied by the Iranian Oil Ministry.

Meanwhile, a diplomat in Vienna, Austria, warns that Iran has expanded its nuclear program in an underground location near the city of Qom. The expansion is done by installing thousands of new centrifuges that could speed up uranium enrichment, both for electricity generation and weapons.

So far nuclear watchdog, the IAEA, has not commented related to this statement. IAEA is still in talks with Iran over its nuclear development activities.

But former IAEA chief Hans Blix said there was no indication Iran will develop nuclear weapons. That, says Blix, based on the IAEA report in November 2011 about Iran's nuclear activities.

Iran last month refused to grant access to IAEA inspectors to visit the team to a number of reactors and forbade them to speak with a number of the country's nuclear scientists. According to the BBC, the Western diplomat in Vienna's statement was a warning to Iran that insists on continuing its nuclear program.

In a statement, it describes that the Iranian diplomat has brought a number of pipes, electrical circuits, and other equipment at a nuclear facility near the city of Qom. The equipment used to install the new centrifuges. However, so far there is not certainty when the new centrifuges would be installed.

British Foreign Secretary William Hague, Saturday (18/2), warned that Iran's nuclear ambitions could trigger an arms race in the Middle East region. Currently the only country that has nuclear weapons in the region is Israel.

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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Whitney Houston's Funeral: broadcast live on television and video streaming on the internet

After previously Cubicle News and Info posted an article about the chronology of the death of Whitney Houston, this time CNaI will write an article about the funeral of Whitney Houston. Happy reading

Although Whitney Houston's funeral will be held in a closed, but the funeral will be broadcast live on television, and video streaming on the internet.

Family spokeswoman Whitney Houston says that Whitney Houston's funeral, held at New Hope Baptist Church, Newark, New Jersey can be seen by the public via television and internet streaming.

A single video camera placed in the church on Saturday (18/2), to record Whitney Houston’s funeral at New Hope Baptist Church, Newark, New Jersey.

Whitney Houston's funeral was attended by about 1,500 mourners consisting of Whitney’s friends such as Chaka Khan, Bebe Winans, Diane Warren, Antonio LA Raid, Brandy and Ray J.

Aretha Franklin, which is a godmother to Whitney Houston have also been requested by the family to sing at Whitney Houston's funeral. And pastor Marvin Winans who will deliver speeches in a release.

Meanwhile, officers investigating the death of Whitney Houston have issued subpoenas for medical records after finding prescription drugs in the hotel room where Whitney Houston died.

It is unclear what the drug was found from the room Whitney Houston, or doctors and pharmacies which dispense them.

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Thursday, February 16, 2012

The chronology of Whitney Houston's death

The world of pop singer, Whitney Houston has died, on Saturday, February 11, 2012 in Los Angeles. Sudden grief is felt not only the family, the music human beings and her fans, but also the public in the universe. Ironically, the cause of death of Whitney Houston to this story down is still confusing (there is no clarity).

Here's a glimpse of the chronology of Whitney Houston's death, based on information gathered Cubicle News And Info temporarily from a variety of media:
Whitney Houston (singer-blooded African-American) was found lying in the bath tub in the room Beverly Hilton Hotel, Los Angeles, by Mary Jones, one of the entourage who was with Whitney Houston to stay at the hotel. Suddenly the hotel was immediately contacted paramedics.

At 3:30 pm Los Angeles time, paramedics straight to Whitney Houston room is located on the 4th floor. According to one of the paramedics, Whitney Houston was given breathing assistance (CPR) for 20 minutes, but Whitney Houston did not respond at all. Until finally at about 3:55 pm (Los Angeles time) paramedics were sure her death.

In the meantime, to find out the exact cause of death of Whitney Houston from Beverly Hills police who have done post-mortem on the body, can not yet announced the cause of death of Whitney Houston. Lieutenant Mark Rosen is only able to ensure that the former was not found signs of violence and crime caused by the death of Whitney Houston.

Artists who have clashing acting through the film with Kevin Costner Bodyguard, and unleash the legendary single "I Will Always Love You" was known to have been staying for several days at the Hotel Beverly Hills with her family and entourage in order to attend the Grammy Awards party was held Sunday, February 12, 2012.

Previously, Thursday, February 9, 2012, Whitney Houston was also seen following the rehearsal for the pre-Grammy party Clive Davis that was held Saturday, February 11, 2012, the night before the Grammy Awards, held. He still looks healthy even if a bit moody.

According to singer Brandy and Monica, it was Whitney Houston is a little strange and seems very happy. She exaggerated gesticulating, jumping up and down like a child and a walk in the hotel lobby like no purpose.

The singer of "Saving All My Love for You" was once married to Bobby Brown in 1992 and has one daughter, Bobbi Kristina, now 19 years old. But marriage is not sustained; they were officially divorced in 2007.

After her divorce, Whitney Houston is rumored to dependence or frequent use of illegal drugs such as narcotics and morphine.

Whitney Houston struggles to escape from the drugs he did not succeed even to cause the bankruptcy debt.

On August 2001, Whitney Houston had signed a contract with Arista Records to releasesix albums, but only managed to release one album, I Look to You (2009).

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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Iran launches domestic manufacture of anti-hemophilia drug (Prokonvertin or FactorVII/NovoSeven) and monoclonal antibodies

Iran is increasingly strengthened themselves with self-sufficient in many fields. In the pharmaceutical field too, Iran has managed to achieve self-sufficiency.

Monday, February 6, 2012 morning, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad inaugurated manufacturer of Prokonvertin drugs (FactorVII/NovoSeven) and new protein. Both include a new generation of biotech drugs. – Iran launches domestic manufacture of anti-hemophilia drug (Prokonvertin or FactorVII/NovoSeven) and monoclonal antibodies -

Inauguration of the new generation of drug manufacturers Iran was held at the Corporate Environmental Medicine Ryzun' in the city Garmdare, Alborz province, and attended a number of pharmaceutical experts. With the start of production of these drugs, Iran could save annually about 100 million U.S. dollars. – Iran launches domestic manufacture of anti-hemophilia drug (Prokonvertin or FactorVII/NovoSeven) and monoclonal antibodies -

Prokonvertin (Factor VII / Novo Seven) is a drug to treat hemophilia, whereas previously Iran every year has to pay around 50 million dollars to import these drugs.

Meanwhile, a new protein specific monoclonal antibody is another product whose creation was inaugurated by Ahmadinejad.

Biotechnology drug products made Iran become the second country after Denmark that successfully produce prokonvertin specifically for people with hemophilia (a genetic blood disorder).

Meanwhile, Iran's success in producing monoclonal antibodies make this country become the ninth country in the world that have been able to produce antibodies of this type.

In the inauguration of a new generation of drugs Iran, Ahmadinejad is also reviewing the manufacturer and were briefed about the process of making biotech drugs.
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Friday, February 3, 2012

Internet addiction Causes Brain Changes

Are you an internet addict? If it is from now you should limit your internet usage. Cubicle News and Info for this time will provide information to you about Internet addiction that can affect your brain. In Fact, researchers in China said there are material changes in the brain on CT brain scans of 17 samples of youth internet addiction. Brain changes in people who are internet addiction is referring to the connection disruption of nerve fibers that connect brain regions in terms of emotions, decision making, and self-control.

Research conducted at the Chinese Academy of Sciences Wuhan by Hao Lei was stated that people with IAD (Internet Addiction Disorder) have a white part of his brain scan results. The white part has a number of nerve fibers. This is evidence of a disturbance that connection.

Like the BBC released, this Internet addiction disturbing impulse control. In addition, there is the division of psychological and neural mechanisms with other forms of addiction.

Approximately 5-10 percent of people who access the internet are believed to be suffering addiction (Internet addiction). The majority are those who are avid online game. They can spend time playing games for hours without eating and drinking, and even tend to ignore other aspects of their own lives.

There are some people who claim they failed to perform his Internet activity restrictions, they have internet addiction that causes brain changes. Disturbance in the brain also makes them hard to stop, even with reduced hours of surfing little by little.

Researchers revealed that brain disorders of these internet addicts have the same picture when compared to the brain condition of a video game addict. In fact, the disorder is similar to ‘brain condition’ of drug addicts and alcoholics.

And what about the people who must spend long hours uses the internet in the field of work? According to Henrietta Bowden Jones, a psychiatrist who handles internet addicts, it’s not including Internet addiction, as indeed modern life requires us to connect to the internet for work and socially. They did so not by obsessive.

Before too late, you should limit your internet usage before becoming addicted binding in the brain. Disorders of the brain are definitely going to affect your behavior.
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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Health Info: Tea and Coffee may protect against Type 2 Diabetes

This time the Cubicle news and info wanted to write info about "the health benefits of tea and coffee to lower the risk of type 2 diabetes". Do you already know about it before? If you do not know it, please read info about tea and coffee may protect against type 2 diabetes here. Happy reading...

From the results of studies by experts, was drinking tea and coffee is highly recommended for diabetics. Because someone who is drinking coffee and tea regularly can significantly reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. Rachel Huxley, head of the research team from the George Institute, International Health in Australia said that every cup of coffee and tea per day can reduce diabetes risk by 7 percent.

Even according to the study drank three to four cups of coffee per day can reduce diabetes risk by 25 percent, rather than just drink one glass only. Facts are based on study conducted by a team from the George Institute, International Health in Australia.

According to USDA studies and other studies, drinking a cup of coffee before a meal, or when the stomach is empty can be useful lowers blood sugar levels fluctuate up to 50%.Benefits tea and coffee could have lasted up to all day.

The researchers suspect that the cause of why tea and coffee may reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes are the presence of anti-oxidants and some other substances such as magnesium, lignan and chlorogenic acid in coffee and tea that play a role in reducing the risk of diabetes and slow the absorption of sugar in digestion. Chlorogenic acid also stimulates the formation of GLP-1, a chemical that increases insulin (a hormone that regulates the absorption of sugar into the cells). Other substance in coffee that is trigonelin (pro-vitamin B3) is also thought to help slow the absorption of glucose.

Although there are various researches that state the benefits of coffee and tea may reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes, but a diabetes expert from England, Dr Victoria King, have the opinion, that the results of the study should be considered cautiously. So even though people who drink tea and coffee are relatively lower risk of diabetes, but it should be noted also physical activity and diet that made that person. This means that diabetes mellitus have a very close relationship with one's lifestyle patterns, such as eating a healthy diet, high in fiber, avoid saturated fats and sugary foods and excessive exercise. Healthy lifestyle is a major step to prevent you from diabetes mellitus.
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Thursday, January 19, 2012

More about SOPA and PIPA - Here are the reasons SOPA and PIPA blackout movement

In previous articles, News and Info Cubicle has written about SOPA and PIPA blackout day, this time Cubicle News and Info will write more about SOPA and PIPA - Here are the Reasons SOPA and PIPA blackout movement. Happy Reading..

Blackout movement which carried thousands of Internet sites to oppose the SOPA Bill or Stop Online Piracy Act and PIPA or Protect IP Act, which was carried by the Congress of the United States (U.S.), has attracted the attention of world public. But, what are SOPA and PIPA?
Let us discuss this a bit in Cubicle News and Info:
SOPA bill or Stop Online Piracy Act was first rolled out on October 26, 2011 by Congress to the United States House of Parliament. SOPA proposed to expand the capabilities of law enforcement in the U.S. and the copyright holders in the fight against trade in copyright and intellectual property through online media.

With the SOPA, U.S. Department of Justice and the copyright holder may apply to the court to take action against a site that violates copyright. And based on that application the court may close the ad lines that go to sites that have been deemed violators of copyrights, limiting the search engine associated with the site, up to block it. SOPA also can take action against the spread of content that is not accompanied by permission to the penalty of five years in prison.

Even SOPA provides immunity to Internet service, such as online payment and ad networks that voluntarily sever ties with violator’s site. The site can be held accountable for the losses of the copyright holder.

PIPA bill was first proposed by Sen. Patrick Leahy (May 12, 2011). PIPA contains about setting offense caused by the distribution of copies of counterfeit or illegal copies and counterfeit goods.

PIPA target site was not domiciled in the U.S., but the site is registered and operated from outside the U.S. With authorization from the U.S. Department of Justice, the site of offenders will not be found by your Internet or blocked. Even providers of financial transactions, Internet advertising services, as well as Internet service providers would be prohibited from engaging in financial transactions with the site by removing the link. Also search engines like will be ordered to remove or disable access to that domain.

The plan council members will vote on the PIPA bill is related to on January 24, 2012. As for the SOPA bill, Congress still must conduct a hearing with council members.
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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

SOPA and PIPA "Blackout Day"

On Wednesday, January 17, 2012 some internet service provider decided to close together as part of the action blackout to protest against the draft law of anti-piracy (anti-piracy bill) in the U.S. Anti-piracy bill in question is the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA). Currently the second bill (SOPA and PIPA) is still in the process of legislation.

SOPA and PIPA seem to not only have an impact on the U.S. site. Instead, the targets of the bill are the sites that are outside the U.S.

Through the Bill, later the site outside the U.S. that is considered copyright infringement can be blocked unilaterally.

The site manager is doing the action blackout, consider SOPA and PIPA could threaten freedom of expression and undermine the atmosphere of the online world that is conducive. They worry about these rules can be a weapon for the company owned the rights holders to sue various websites blindly.

Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) also rejected the SOPA and PIPA. EFF said that the bill does not protect false accusation.

For example, a site accused of violating, but proven innocent, still the site would be harmed. They will not receive compensation from blocking ads and payment services.

On 15 November 2011, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Zynga, eBay, Mozilla, Yahoo, AOL and LinkedIn have written an open letter to U.S. Senate and House members to oppose the SOPA.

There is also a SOPA considers retaliation "Hollywood" because it could not fight against piracy. In fact, the "Hollywood" et al should fight with the business approach.

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Beauty tips: How to shrink pores on your face

This is the first article in published in the Cubicle News and Info. In the first article Cubicle News and Info, I will deliver Beauty tips: How to shrink pores on your face. Happy reading...

The pores are part of the skin, but often the size of the pores are too large especially on the face makes a person feel uncomfortable.

Many people are not really able to shrink the size of the pores, but could only make it look smaller.

Here are Beauty tips : how to shrink the pores on your face effectively:

1. Figuring out the main causes of enlargement size of the pores.
Before trying to shrink face pores, you must first learn what causes the pores to be large.

Genetic factors
Genetics has a considerable role in determining the size of the pores, and unfortunately nothing can be done to change those factors.

Oily skin
Oil on the skin will naturally contribute to determine the size of the pores. The body produces sebum (skin oil) is naturally to prevent the skin from dryness.
If you have very oily skin, dirt will easily attach to and settle in the pores thus making the pores become swollen and stretched.

Age factor
Age, were generally able to make the enlarged skin pores due to the decreasing elasticity of the skin.

Enlarged pores can face due to a blockage of pores due to dirt or cosmetics and cosmetic use of inappropriate.

2. Use a topical retinoid solution for treating facial skin.
Topical retinoid solution will help dissolve bacteria on the skin and minimize the damage caused by acne and sun. Acne and the sun can cause the pores getting bigger.
Use the cream as directed and be sure to use sunscreen when you are under exposure to sunlight.

3. Keep your pores clean.
Clean the pores are not always easy, but it is absolutely necessary to reduce the appearance of large pores and preventing the pores are not getting bigger.
Use a facial cleanser every day and every time after doing activities that make sweat. Use exfoliate once a week to remove dead skin layers.
Exfoliate should be used sparingly because it can cause dry skin so it produces more oil to compensate for these conditions.

4. Use a facial moisturizer that is designed to not clog pores.
Avoid moisturizers that contain oils and begin to use non-comedogenic moisturizer. Make-up can also cause enlarged pores, so be sure to wash your makeup before bed.
Use a skin primer before using foundation, this will help flatten the color of the skin and prevent the make-up seeping into the pores.

Hopefully "Beauty tips: How to shrink pores on your face" from "Cubicle News and Info" can be useful for you.
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