Monday, August 31, 2009

Kollywood Song - Results Updated!

Song easy-aa tough-aa nnu naan ethuvum expect pannaama try panren!!


"பொன்மயில் ஆடுது வென்பனி தூவுது
பூமி வந்து சீராட்ட"

"ponmayil aaduthu venpani thoovuthu
bhoomi vanthu seeraatta"


"முகிலினங்கள் அலைகிறதே, முகவரிகள் தொலைந்தனவோ
முகவரிகள் தவறியதால் அழுதிடுமோ அது மழையோ ?"

"mugilinanghaL alaigiRathe, mugavarigaL tholainthanavo
mugavarigaL thavaRiyathaal azhuthidumo athu mazhaiyo ?"


"படபடக்கும் எனது விழி பார்த்து நடந்துக்கணும்
சொல்வது சரியா??"

"padapadakkum enathu vizhi paarthu nadanthukkaNum
solvathu sariyaa??"

as usual kalakki podunga!! comment moderation is ON!!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Skateboarding Dog and Hilarious Cat Videos

Cute funny skateboarding dog and hilarious cat videos, First and foremost, the song that is playing when the dog is skateboarding "Fire on High" by ELO! This is a popular video featuring Tyson the skateboarding dog, hilarious cat videos.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Playing sports can help Fitness Health

Playing sports can help you through tough periods and put you on the path to a healthy adult life. The Women's Sports Foundation has conducted research on the link between academic success and sports for women and girls. Their research shows that:

  • Girls who participate in sports are less likely to do drugs, less likely to get pregnant, and more likely to graduate from high school than those who do not play sports.
  • Half of all girls who participate in sports have higher than average levels of self-esteem and less depression.
  • 80 percent of women identified as key leaders in Fortune 500 companies participated in sports during their childhood.
  • Women who are student athletes graduate at higher rates than women students generally.

What kind of sports or exercise would you like to participate in? In picking a sport the focus should not be on what particular sport you excel in, but what sport you enjoy most!

If you are quiet, shy, or just not very athletic, go for walks with a friend or your mom. Try hiking or swimming on the weekends as a family. You might also try noncompetitive dance, gymnastics, aerobics, or ice skating classes. Learn about playing sports with an illness or disability.

If you are a bit of a “tomboy“ and always seem to want to play with the boys at the park, go for the more competitive sports. Enroll in either co-ed or all-girl sports such as softball, soccer, basketball, field hockey, or track. Let’s not forget football!

Even if you consider yourself a “girly-girl,” you can enjoy participating in sports as well. Dance and cheerleading often are overlooked when considering sports, but they are physically demanding and are excellent forms of exercise.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Vinayagar Ganesha Sathurthi Festival

Ganesha or Vinayagar Sathurthi is widely celebrated by Hindus everywhere. The festival will lasts for 10 days. Every year normally this festival comes in Avani (August-September).

The main sweet-dish for this function is modakas (kuzhukattai), also known as modagams in South India. A modaka is a sort of dumpling made from rice flour with a filling of coconut, jaggery (brown sugar) and few other ingredients. Puranas say that Lord Ganesha was created by Goddess Parvathi, wife of Lord Shiva. Parvathi created Ganesha out of the sandalwood dough and breathed life into him. She made him stand as a gaurd at the door while she went to have her bath. However, while Parvati was taking her bath, Lord Shiva happened to arrive there and as Ganesha didn't know him, he didn't permit him to enter the house. As a result, Lord Shiva got angry and he severed the head of the child baby and entered his house. But after realizing that he had beheaded his own son, Lord Shiva permanent the head of an elephant in place of Ganesha's head. In this way, Lord Ganesha acquired the image of the elephant-headed God.

Special prayers are performed for Ganesha on this auspicious day. In every kovil and in each and every house in India the festival will be celebrated in a very grand manner. On this day people will buy vinayager statue made of clay and do poojas for 3 to 10 days. During poojas he will be festooned with arugambul mala which is a very favorite for Lord Ganesha. After 3 days of this celebration Lord Ganesha will be taken to the nearest temple (kovil) and from there he will be submerged in the sea water.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Fact Sheet For Patients: Understanding Swine Influenza Kit Test Results

An emergency has been declared by the Secretary of Health and Human Services because of the 2009 outbreak caused by a novel H1N1 flu virus. Novel means that the virus was newly found. This virus has also been referred to as swine influenza (H1N1) virus. This Fact Sheet will refer to the virus as novel influenza A (H1N1) virus. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized the emergency use of the Swine Influenza Test Kit to test for the presence of novel H1N1 flu virus. This authorization will terminate on April 26, 2010, when the emergency has ceased to exist, or when the authorization has been revoked, whichever is earlier. The information in this Fact Sheet is the minimum necessary to inform you of the significant known and potential risks and benefits of the emergency use of the Swine Influenza Test Kit.

Why was my sample tested using the Swine Influenza Test Kit?

There are no FDA cleared or approved tests that can identify novel H1N1 flu virus. Therefore, y our sample was tested using the Swine Influenza Test Kit because you may have been infected with the novel H1N1 flu virus. This test could help to determine whether you are infected with the novel H1N1 flu virus, so that public health officials could quickly identify a case and limit its spread. The results of this test, along with other information, may also help your doctor take better care of you.

What is novel H1N1 flu?

Novel H1N1 flu is a respiratory disease caused by type A influenza virus . Human cases of novel H1N1 flu virus infection have been identified in the United States and internationally. CDC has determined that this virus is contagious and is spreading from human to human. Like seasonal flu, novel H1N1 flu in humans can vary in severity from mild to severe.

What is the Swine Influenza Test Kit?

The Swine Influenza Test Kit is believed to be a good test to detect the novel H1N1 flu virus. The FDA has not cleared or approved this test. The FDA has agreed that we can use this test under an Emergency Use Authorization. We don’t know for sure if this test can identify all people who may get sick with novel H1N1 flu.

What are the known risks and benefits of Swine Influenza Test Kit?

The results of this test from nasopharyngeal swabs, nasal swabs, throat swabs, dual nasopharyngeal swabs/throat swabs, and nasal aspirates, along with other information, can help your doctor take better care of you. Knowing your test results may help you to prevent the spread of the virus to your family or others.

If this test is positive, does that mean that I have novel H1N1 flu?

Yes, although there is a very small chance that this test can give a result that is wrong (false positive), it is not likely. If your result from this test is positive, your doctor may decide how to care for you based on the test results along with other factors.

If this test is negative, does that mean that I do not have novel H1N1 flu?

If this test is negative you may be sick with something that is not novel H1N1 flu. There is a small chance that this test can give a result that is wrong (false negative). A false negative result should not affect your care. No changes in your medical care should be solely based on a negative result.

* Any significant new findings observed during the course of the emergency use of Swine Influenza Test Kit will be made available at

Friday, August 14, 2009

India: 62th Independence Day

This is our 60th Independence Day!
Freedom is not a Right but a Feeling!
Let's be proud to feel the Freedom!
Let's say loud we are INDIANS!!!

Let all of us get to-gather &
Let's Celebrate Our Freedom!

It is our duty to preserve this Freedom!
Carry this forward to the future!
We did,We do,We will do!!!

Set the celebration on Air, Share your Joy, You're Free to do it, Send this to every Indian, to say
Vande Mataram!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Swine (H1N1) flu Suspect Visits GGH

GUNTUR: A 25-year old man, believed to be having symptoms of swine flu virus, visited the casualty wing of the Government General Hospital on Wednesday. But since the GGH was not equipped to covenant with such cases, he was referred to the Fever Hospital on Amaravathi Road.

This could be the first swine flu expect case in the district, but the the doctors allegedly stayed away from him citing lack of masks. The identity of the person could not be recognized.

Meanwhile, DMHO personnel established contact with four of five persons, co-passengers of a swine flu suspect. They are residing at Sattenapalli, Duggirala and Chilakaluripet. They were found to be in a healthy condition. The DMHO office has opened swine flu cell. The number is 0863-2271492.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Preventing the Swine Flu: Good Health Habits Can Help Stop Germs

The single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each year, but good health habits like covering your cough and washing your hands often can help stop the spread of germs and prevent respiratory illnesses like the flu. There also are flu antiviral drugs that can be used to treat and prevent the flu.

1 Avoid close contact.

Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.

2 Stay home when you are sick.

If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. You will help prevent others from catching your illness.

3 Cover your mouth and nose.

Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick.

4 Clean your hands.

Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs.

5 Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.

Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.

6 Practice other good health habits.

Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.

For more information

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Human tests of (H1N1) Swine flu Vaccine Start

Human tests of a potential swine flu vaccine have begun, a spokesperson for Novartis said August 5th Wednesday, as other drug companies also prepared to start trials.

Novartis is testing a vaccine in a yearlong trial of 6,000 people of all ages in Britain, Germany and the United States, said Novartis spokesman Eric Althoff.

"We initiated clinical trials about 10 days ago," Althoff told The Associated Press.

A Briton received the first shot of H1N1 pandemic vaccine about 10 days ago, he said.

Novartis expects two doses will be required. The trial will also test this assumption.

Sanofi-Pasteur, which makes about 40 per cent of the world's flu vaccines, expects to start testing its swine flu vaccine within days in the U.S. and Europe, said spokesman Benoit Rungeard.

GlaxoSmithKline PLC, which has orders for 291 million doses of vaccine from countries including Britain and Canada, has not yet started testing its vaccine in humans.
Stretching supply

Last month, the Australian drug company CSL began human testing in Australia.

Manufacturers are comparing vaccines with and without adjuvants, the ingredients that are used to boost immune response so less vaccine is needed.

The World Health Organization recommends using adjuvants to maximize the global supply of swine flu vaccine.

Flu vaccines in Europe often contain adjuvants but Canada and the U.S. have not licensed flu vaccines with adjuvants before.

Last week, Dr. David Butler-Jones, the head of the Public Health Agency of Canada, said Canada will likely use adjuvanted vaccine as requested by WHO.

Health Canada wants GSK to conduct a small study to offer "minimum data on initial immunogenicity and some safety data if we're going for the adjuvanted vaccine," Dr. Elwyn Griffiths, director general of Health Canada's biologics and genetic therapies directorate, told The Canadian Press last week.

If U.S. politicians decide adjuvants are required, the Food and Drug Administration could also allow it under an emergency use authorization.

WHO and drug makers have said swine flu viruses grown in eggs to make vaccines are producing 25 to 50 per cent as much yield as seasonal flu viruses. WHO's laboratory network is trying to generate new vaccine viruses with higher yields.

AstraZeneca's MedImmune unit makes flu vaccine that is sprayed into the nose instead of injected. The company uses a different process to make vaccines than the traditional approach, and expects to start clinical trials in the U.S.

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

UK: Northern Ireland Soldier with Swine Flu Dies

It is thought Lee Porter, a bombardier in the Royal Artillery, is the first UK serviceman to have died from the virus.

The 30-year-old died in a Surrey hospital last Friday July 31, two weeks after falling sick. It is understood he had underlying health problems.

In a statement, the Ministry of Defence said: "Our thoughts go out to his family, who were at his bedside."

He is the 28th person known to have died after getting swine flu in England. Three people have died in Scotland.

Last week health officials said there were indications the number of swine flu cases in England is no longer rising rapidly and may have "plateaued."

However, England's Chief Medical Officer, Sir Liam Donaldson, said he expected an upsurge later in the year.

Northern Ireland is the area of the UK least affected by swine flu.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

India: H1N1 cases cross 100 mark in City

3 more new persons tested positive for the H1N1 flu on Sunday, bringing the total number of cases reported in the city to 101. Of these, 71 were students from various schools.

On Sunday August 2, a student from a school on Sinhagad road and one from a Panchgani school tested positive. The third case was a 26-year-old professional from the city who had now returned from Germany. All three have been quarantined at the Naidu hospital here.

Pradip Awate, head of the swine flu (H1N1) control room in Mumbai, said 64 positive patients have been discharged so far. "Presently, we have 21 patients at Naidu hospital. All of them are recovering," said R R Pardeshi, assistant health officer of the PMC.

"The state has registered 147 positive cases of swine H1N1 flu of which 101 are from Pune, 24 from Panchgani and 22 from Mumbai.