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World Heart Day 2009:Care for Your Heart:

World Heart Day is globally held on the last Sunday of September each year to inform people about cardiovascular diseases, which are the biggest cause of death worldwide. The event also aims to promote preventative measures that reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases. This Year Theme’s:”Work with heart”Three mantras 4 a healthy heart:Positive Thought,Healthy Food,Adequate Exercise.

Picture:World Health Federation

Picture:World Health Federation

What do people do?

Many people around the world unite with governments and non-government organizations celebrate and promote World Heart Day each year. Activities include fun runs, public talks, concerts, and sporting events. The World Heart Federation organizes awareness events in more than 100 countries. They include:

  • Health checks.
  • Organized walks, runs and fitness sessions.
  • Public talks.
  • Stage shows.
  • Scientific forums.
  • Exhibitions.
  • Concerts.
  • Carnivals.
  • Sports tournaments.

These activities are done in partnership with organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO), which is the UN’s directing and coordinating authority for health.

Public life

World Heart Day is a global observance but it is not a public holiday.


Cardiovascular diseases are the number one cause of death worldwide and this is projected to remain so, according to WHO. About 17.5 million people died from cardiovascular disease in 2005, representing 30 percent of all global deaths. Risk factors that may lead to heart disease and stroke include:

  • Raised blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose levels.
  • Smoking.
  • Inadequate intake of fruit and vegetables.
  • Overweight.
  • Obesity.
  • Physical inactivity.

World Heart Day was created to inform people around the globe that heart disease and stroke are the world’s leading cause of death. Together with organizations such as WHO, the World Heart Federation spreads the news that at least 80 percent of premature deaths from heart disease and stroke could be avoided if the main risk factors – which are tobacco, unhealthy diet and physical inactivity – are controlled. World Heart Day started in 1999 and is held on the last Sunday of September every year.

“Your heart is your health.”

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Beware of fake eggs

by Jeremy Goldkorn, December 28, 2004

Xinhua has a report about artificial eggs that were apparently sold by a street vendor in Handan, Hebei Province. The report says that the man who took the eggs home found that the eggs’ yolk and white were all mixed up, and di not have any flavor. After inspection by “relevant departments” it was found that the dodgy eggs’ shells were made from calcium carbonate while the fake yolks were made from a mixture of gelatine, starch and other chemicals.

The Xinhua report in Chinese here, with a photo of the fake egg.

Original post: http://www.danwei.org/internet/beware_of_fake_eggs.php

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The Fear of Lightening Strikes

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Lightening is one of the fearful natural phenomenon. During this last decade, the fear of lightening strikes is a big concern for many people in concluding Cambodians. Last year, more than 100 people were killed and injured. Life is so fragile and the mother nature seems to be so cruel to mankind.

Why is there lightening strike? What are the causes of the strikes? And how to prevent ourselves from it?

Why is there lightening strike? What are the causes of the strikes? And how to prevent ourselves from it?

Last week, I sent an email to the Radio Free Asia Khmer Service to request if they can invite an expert on the Lightening Strike to talk a bit more so that the people will be alerted and understood more about this natural phenomena. Luckily, The RFA CAll In Show this Friday 10th July 2009, will discuss about Lightening Strike. If you have any questions, please contact RFA via khmer@rfa.org

There is also a similar case of lightening strikes in Thailand. The following is the report from the Nation.

Officials raise fear of lightning strikes

Published: 9/07/2009 at 12:00 AM
Newspaper section: News

Experts are warning people how to avoid lightning strikes, which have increased to 100,000 occurrences a month.

The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat) says at least 1.3 million lightning strikes occurred nationwide last year, up from 1.2 million the year before, or more than 100,000 strikes a month on average.

About 100 people are hit by lightning each year, and 30 of them die.

In one lightning strike at Suvarnabhumi airport recently, several ground staff were injured while loading luggage on to a plane. Continue reading

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World Environment Day 2009




Easily Green Your Daily Routine

This year’s theme for World Environment Day (WED) is Your Planet Needs You! UNite to Combat Climate Change. But too often we are presented with environmental problems without being given the tools to act. WED is about taking action to be a part of the solution. And the Daily do something Tips are a great start.

We can all do our part to protect the planet by using less and acting more. Going green is not as difficult as you might think. Here we walk you through 30 easy ways to green your daily routine, from the moment you hit snooze on your solar-powered alarm clock to the point when you crawl into your eco-washed, organic cotton sheets.

Make your WED commitment today. But don’t stop at today and don’t stop here. Try to incorporate all of these into your life as a matter of routine. Get others to do so the same. And get involved!


  • Plant a tree! Help achieve UNEP’s Billion Tree Campaign target of planting seven billion trees – one for every person on the planet – by the end of this year! Three billion are planted. Five billion are pledged. On every continent in the world trees can be planted in June, so start your efforts on WED.
  • Find needy homes or charitable organizations for things that you no longer need or want rather than throwing it away.

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Protect your Gmail Account

Dear Friends,

I am not sure whether some of you are aware of Gmail Scam Warning Code:VX@G99AAJ. There is email in circulation asking for your gmail account details. And I heard that many of our friends’ emails have been hacked since they were not aware of such a dangerous scam.

Today, I received the email claiming to be from the Gmail team. VERIFY YOUR FREE G MAI L ACCOUNT NOW !!! asks for my Gmail ID My Password, my date of birth and country or territory where I live.

The email claims that if I don’t send these details that my Gmail account will be closed in Seven days. Below is the text from the email copied and pasted, as is, with no editing.

Here is the email:

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