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Discussion in 'Snippets of Life (Non-Fiction)' started by purnima, Oct 27, 2005.

  1. purnima

    purnima New IL'ite

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    Wanted to start a thread where we can share a snippet or a piece of information that was amusing/interesting to us. My motivation for starting this thread came when I read that...

    "Japan prohibits women from remarrying for six months after a divorce to ensure that she is not pregnant with her ex-husband's child".
     
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  2. Kamla

    Kamla Super Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    That is a nice thought! Yes, this thread sounds interesting because there is always something new to learn. Keep it up:)
     
  3. vani

    vani Junior IL'ite

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    Leading causes of death among Women

    I found this in a US government website. Following are the leading causes of death among women in 2002. I was searching for a similar tabulation for women in India, but couldn't find it. If anyone finds it, please post here.

    <TABLE id=AutoNumber1 style="BORDER-COLLAPSE: collapse" borderColor=#660066 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=3 width=443 border=1><TD id=header1 width=393 bgColor=#660066>[font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica]All Races, Females[/font]<TD id=header2 align=middle width=50 bgColor=#660066>[font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica]Percent*[/font]<TD headers=header1 width=393>[font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica]1. Heart Disease[/font]<TD align=right headers=header2 width=50>[font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica]28.6[/font]<TD headers=header1 width=393>[font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica]2. Cancer[/font]<TD align=right headers=header2 width=50>[font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica]21.6[/font]<TD headers=header1 width=393>[font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica]3. Stroke[/font]<TD align=right headers=header2 width=50>[font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica]8.0[/font]<TD headers=header1 width=393>[font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica]4. Chronic lower respiratory diseases[/font]<TD align=right headers=header2 width=50>[font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica]5.2[/font]<TD headers=header1 width=393>[font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica]5. Alzheimer's disease[/font]<TD align=right headers=header2 width=50>[font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica]3.4[/font]<TD headers=header1 width=393>[font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica]6. Diabetes[/font]<TD align=right headers=header2 width=50>[font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica]3.1[/font]<TD headers=header1 width=393>[font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica]7. Unintentional injuries[/font]<TD align=right headers=header2 width=50>[font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica]3.0[/font]<TD headers=header1 width=393>[font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica]8. Influenza and pneumonia[/font]<TD align=right headers=header2 width=50>[font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica]3.0[/font]<TD headers=header1 width=393>[font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica]9. Kidney disease[/font]<TD align=right headers=header2 width=50>[font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica]1.7[/font]<TD headers=header1 width=393>[font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica]10. Septicemia[/font]<TD align=right headers=header2 width=50>[font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica]1.5[/font]
     
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    meenaprakash Silver IL'ite

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    alcohol effects on Men Vs Women


    Alcohol Effects:Men vs. Women


    When you compare men and women of the same height, weight and build, men tend to have more muscle and less fat than women. Because muscle tissue has more water than fat tissue, a given dose or amount of alcohol will be diluted more in a man than in a woman. Therefore, the blood alcohol concentration resulting from that dose will be higher in a woman than in a man, and the woman will feel the effects of that dose of alcohol sooner than the man will. <script><!-- D(["mb","

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    When a person drinks an alcoholic beverage, about 20 percent of the alcohol is absorbed in the stomach and about 80 percent is absorbed in the small intestine. How fast the alcohol is absorbed depends upon several things: \r\n[/size][/font]

    \r\n[font=\"Wingdings\"][size=\"2\"][font=Wingdings\"]§[/font][/size][/font][size=\"1\"]******** [/size]\r\nThe concentration of alcohol in the beverage - The greater the concentration, the faster the absorption.

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    \r\n[font=\"Wingdings\"][size=\"2\"][font=Wingdings\"]§[/font][/size][/font][size=\"1\"]******** [/size]\r\nWhether the stomach is full or empty - Food slows down alcohol absorption. \r\n

    \r\n[font=\"Times][size=\"3\"]After absorption, the alcohol enters the bloodstream and dissolves in the water of the \r\nblood. The blood carries the alcohol throughout the body. The alcohol from the blood then enters and dissolves in the water inside each tissue of the body (except ",1] ); //--></script>
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    meenaprakash Silver IL'ite

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    thirst & dehydration.............

    Hello Friends,

    Did you know Thirst is a late sign of dehydration.

    When you are thirsty - it is too late. Be sure to drink b4 u feel thirsty.

    Thirst is a feeling generated by some sensor cells in the body when
    the osmolarity of the blood reaches up certain level.

    It is the naatural mechanism to signal to drink water and restore the normal osmolarity.

    while it could be a good idea to drink water before one feels thirsty, it is already laate.
     
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    Raw Vs Cooked Broccoli

    I read this in a local newspaper...

    Q: I would like to know if broccoli has the same benefits whether eaten raw or cooked.

    A: The short answer is that you should eat both cooked and raw broccoli to get the maximum benefit. Indeed, raw food has lately been touted as healthier than cooked food. The argument is that cooking robs food of its nutrients. It's true that high temperatures can leach out some of the vitamins in vegetables. But cooking can also unlock vital nutrients in vegetables.

    A Journal of Nutrition study found that cooking carrots and spinach triples the bioavailability of betacarotene, for instance. Raw broccoli has more vitamin C, but cooked broccoli has more bio-available cancer-fighting compounds. Another benefit: Cooking shrinks veggies, so a half-cup of cooked vegetables typically will be more nutrient-dense than a half-cup of raw vegetables. Raw vegetables also are more likely than cooked vegetables to result in gas or upset stomach.
     
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    Rarity at the top!

    While 50.3% of all managers and professionals are women, just 1.4% of Fortune 500 CEOs and 7.9% of Fortune 500 top earners are women!
     
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    We are #1...

    We are #1 ...in producing babies!

    But I must accept that this article mentioned that India will do well from an economic standpoint because it will have a steady supply of working age population for the forceable future.

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