Pakistan National Vaccination Week, 24-30 April 2010

Tuesday, April 27, 2010 View Comments


With few days left in the vaccination week, please make sure that not a single less than 5 years old child, in your family & vicinity, misses these drops.

World Malaria Day – 25th April, 2010

Sunday, April 25, 2010 View Comments


World Malaria Day is celebrated every year on 25th of April to raise awareness about Malaria, which is responsible for the death of a child after every 30 seconds. This year’s theme for World Malaria Day is ‘Counting Malaria Out’.

What is Malaria?
Malaria is a disease caused by the bite of a mosquito infected with microorganism, Plasmodium.

Facts & Figures
  • About 3.3 billion people - half of the world's population - are at risk of malaria.
  • It infects more than 500 million people per year and kills more than 1 million.
  • People living in the developing countries are the most vulnerable.
  • Malaria is especially a serious problem in Africa, where one in every five (20%) childhood deaths is due to the effects of the disease.


What is Aurora or Northern lights Phenomenon

Friday, April 23, 2010 View Comments

If you use Windows as your operating system, then you must have come across it in Vista as a wallpaper. Have you ever wondered what it is? Is it real or not?



It is called Aurora, also known as northern lights phenomenon or southern lights phenomenon, are natural light displays in the sky, usually observed at night, particularly in the polar regions.They are most commonly observed in Alaska, Canada and Sweden.

Stretching Before Exercise May Be Harmful

Wednesday, April 21, 2010 View Comments

Want a better workout? Then don't stretch beforehand, some experts say.
Many people take it for granted that they should start their exercise routines with some stretching on the spot, perhaps hoping it will loosen them up for their workout. Most fitness experts now agree this kind of static stretching before exercise is not just counter-productive, but potentially harmful.
Traditional stretches, like when people bend over to touch their toes or stretch their legs on a fence, often cause the muscles to tighten rather than relax — exactly the opposite of what is needed for physical activity.
Experts say it is like extending a rubber band to its limit. When people stretch to the maximum, they are more likely to pull a muscle.
"We have developed this idea of static stretching at exactly the wrong time," said Kieran O'Sullivan, an exercise expert at the University of Limerick in Ireland, who has studied various types of stretching and their impact on athletes.
When you stretch before exercising, your body may think it's at risk of being overstretched. It compensates by contracting and becoming more tense. That means you aren't able to move as fast or as freely, making you more likely to get hurt.
Read Full Story at MSNBC Health.

Waqar Qureshi - A Young Pakistani Inventor

Monday, April 19, 2010 View Comments


Waqar Qureshi, a young Pakistani inventor showing his latest gadget for operating a computer without a keyboard & the mouse.



Waqar currently needs EEG machine (which records brain activity in the form of waves) for his next project but it is way too expensive. If anyone can help him in any sort, it will be highly welcomed.

Stress Management

Saturday, April 17, 2010 View Comments
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Stress is a very common problem in the modern day and there are a number simple ways we can manage stress.
First and foremost we have to identify the source of stress. Not recognizing and addressing the cause of our stress is the most common reason why we fail in our efforts of getting rid of stress. By recognizing and addressing the cause of our stress we can go a long way in leading a stress free life. If your doing a job that your not good at you will most definitely have a stressful time. Similarly if your studying a subject you don't like you will most likely be stressed about it. following our passion and realizing our potential are one of the most important contributors to a blissful life.
A healthy body will contribute a great deal to a stress free life. By being physically fit and having a good self esteem can go a long way in leading a happy life. Exercise is the key here. A good morning walk can go a long way in a good start to the day. It will keep you energized and fresh the whole day and a walk in the evening will help you get rid of all the stresses of the day.

Quick Tips To Deal With Depression

Thursday, April 15, 2010 View Comments

Almost everyone in life gets depressed, feels low & sad. It is often impossible to change what’s happening in the surroundings but one can change what’s going on inside him. So here are a few tips to kick the depression, fire up yourself & start enjoying your life. 

  • Have a good bath & wear neat clean clothes.
  • Take the food which you love most or go try a new dessert at newly opened grocery in your town.
  • Talk & share your feelings with a family member or friend you trust.
  • Get yourself involved in an activity which you like most such as playing a game.
  • Have a morning or evening walk in a greener soothing environment.
  • Recall some of your achievements from the past so that you feel proud of yourself.
  • Try to be friends with the Almighty Creator.

Threadsy an excellent way to pull email, facebook and twitter together!!!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010 View Comments
Threadsy is an excellent way to pull your facebook, twitter updates and emails together on a single page without having to install any application onto your computer.
Simply go to the threadsy website on your browser and it will collect all your emails from various account together and display them in an excellent way in one half of your webpage. the other half of the page will display the updates on your twitter and facebook accounts integration and arranged in a chronological fashion just like the emails from various accounts are integrated in a chronological fashion.
And the best thing about it is that it does all this in such a beautiful fashion that you will not hate the cluttered data on your screen but would rather love it!!!  As you can see in the picture below the avatar of the sender of the email is displayed along with a short preview of the email and so is the case with facebook and twitter updates however this is not all.
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Scratched Baby Bottles & Reusing Plastic Bottles Are Harmful To Health

Sunday, April 11, 2010 View Comments

Food and Drug Administration warned parents this January, not to pour hot liquids into plastic baby bottles and also to discard bottles once they get scratched. Otherwise, a potentially harmful chemical, known as bisphenol A (BPA) might leach out of the plastic.

BPA has been used since the 1960s to make disposable water, soda and juice bottles bottles, sippy cups for toddlers and the linings of food and beverage cans, including the cans used to hold infant formula and soda.

Researchers in a genetics laboratory noticed in 90’s that a control population of mice developed an unusually high number of chromosomally abnormal eggs. The reason? BPA leaching from their plastic cages. From this discovery, scientists began to explore BPA.

King Penguins

Tuesday, April 6, 2010 View Comments

King Penguins have always fascinated me because of the bright orange patches around the ears, on the lower part of the beak and on the lower neck. As a result, I thought to share some of the facts & pictures of them.


King Penguins (Aptenodytes patagonicus) are one of the most beautiful & the second largest of all the 20 species of Penguins.


New Drug Tablets Send Messages When Swallowed

Friday, April 2, 2010 View Comments
Researchers from University of Florida have developed a technology which can be embedded into drug tablets to notify clinicians and caretakers that a pill has been ingested.
One part is the pill, a standard white capsule coated with a label embossed with silvery lines. The lines comprise the antenna, which is printed using ink made of nontoxic, conductive silver nanoparticles. The pill also contains a tiny microchip, one about the size of a dot.