Another tag from Eds . It's all about two things about me. Thank you sis I really appreciate it..
1. Two names I go by: jhona and Len
2. Two things I am wearing right now: Office uniform - Pants and shoes
3. Two things I want (or have) in a relationship: Loyal and Trust
4. Two things I like to do: mppp I want to see my hubby -( and Blogging
5. Two things I want very badly in this moment: Kiss and hug my hubby lol..
6. Two things I did last night: Talked to my hubby and sleep
7. Two things I ate today: rice and fried shrimp
9. Two things I am doing tomorrow: Same with eds go to work and blog :)
10. Two favourite days of the week: saturday and sunday
11. Two favourite holidays: Christmas and Valentines Day
12. Two favourite beverages: Frappe and Coke
13. Two things about me that you may not have known: Introvert and I am good dancer . hehe
14. Two jobs that I have had in my life: Admin Officer
15. Two movies I would watch over and over: The Notebook and One more chance :)
16. Two places I have lived: Arayat and Sn Fernando
17. Two of my favourite food: Karekare and Black Forest. yummmmy
18. Two places I would rather be right now: Mall and Home :)
Anyone can also grab this tag! :)
LONDON - Like UV rays and diesel exhaust fumes, working the graveyard shift will soon be listed as a "probable" cause of cancer. It is a surprising step validating a concept once considered wacky. And it is based on research that finds higher rates of breast and prostate cancer among women and men whose work day starts after dark.
Next month, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, the cancer arm of the World Health Organization, will add overnight shift work as a probable carcinogen. The American Cancer Society says it will likely follow. Up to now, the U.S. organization has considered the work-cancer link to be "uncertain, controversial or unproven."
The higher cancer rates don't prove working overnight can cause cancer. There may be other factors common among graveyard shift workers that raise their risk for cancer.
However, scientists suspect that overnight work is dangerous because it disrupts the circadian rhythm, the body's biological clock. The hormone melatonin, which can suppress tumor development, is normally produced at night.
If the graveyard shift theory eventually proves correct, millions of people worldwide could be affected. Experts estimate that nearly 20 percent of the working population in developed countries work night shifts.
Among the first to spot the night shift-cancer connection was Richard Stevens, a cancer epidemiologist and professor at the University of Connecticut Health Center. In 1987, Stevens published a paper suggesting a link between light at night and breast cancer.
Back then, he was trying to figure out why breast cancer incidence suddenly shot up starting in the 1930s in industrialized societies, where nighttime work was considered a hallmark of progress. Most scientists were bewildered by his proposal.
But in recent years, several studies have found that women working at night over many years were indeed more prone to breast cancer. Also, animals that have their light-dark schedules switched develop more cancerous tumors and die earlier.
Some research also suggests that men working at night may have a higher rate of prostate cancer.
Because these studies mostly focused on nurses and airline crews, bigger studies in different populations are needed to confirm or disprove the findings.
There are still plenty of skeptics. And to put the risk in perspective, the "probable carcinogen" tag means that the link between overnight work and cancer is merely plausible.
Among the long list of agents that are listed as "known" carcinogens are alcoholic beverages and birth control pills. Such lists say nothing about exposure amount or length of time or how likely they are to cause cancer. The American Cancer Society Web site notes that carcinogens do not cause cancer at all times.
Still, many doubters of the night shift link may be won over by the IARC's analysis to be published in the December issue of the journal Lancet Oncology.
"The indications are positive," said Vincent Cogliano, who heads up the agency's carcinogen classifications unit. "There was enough of a pattern in people who do shift work to recognize that there's an increase in cancer, but we can't rule out the possibility of other factors."
Scientists believe having lower melatonin levels can raise the risk of developing cancer. Light shuts down melatonin production, so people working in artificial light at night may have lower melatonin levels.
Melatonin can be taken as a supplement, but experts don't recommend it long-term, since that could ruin the body's ability to produce it naturally.
Sleep deprivation may be another factor in cancer risk. People who work at night are not usually able to completely reverse their day and night cycles.
"Night shift people tend to be day shift people who are trying to stay awake at night," said Mark Rea, director of the Light Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York, who is not connected with the IARC analysis.
Not getting enough sleep makes your immune system vulnerable to attack, and less able to fight off potentially cancerous cells.
Confusing your body's natural rhythm can also lead to a breakdown of other essential tasks. "Timing is very important," Rea said. Certain processes like cell division and DNA repair happen at regular times.
Even worse than working an overnight shift is flipping between daytime and overnight work.
"The problem is re-setting your body's clock," said Aaron Blair, of the United States' National Cancer Institute, who chaired IARC's recent meeting on shift work. "If you worked at night and stayed on it, that would be less disruptive than constantly changing shifts."
Anyone whose light and dark schedule is often disrupted — including frequent long-haul travelers or insomniacs — could theoretically face the same increased cancer risk, Stevens said.
He advises workers to sleep in a darkened room once they get off work. "The balance between light and dark is very important for your body. Just get a dark night's sleep."
Meanwhile, scientists are trying to come up with ways to reduce night workers' cancer risk. And some companies are experimenting with different lighting, seeking a type that doesn't affect melatonin production.
So far, the color that seems to have the least effect on melatonin is one that few people would enjoy working under: red.
The "Be The Blog" was awarded by Eds to me.
This award just brighten up my morning sis! Thanks so much.
"Be The Blog" award is presented to a successful blogger, one who can "be the blog" - making it their own, staying with it, interacting with the readers, and just plain having fun."
My sister and I watched the movie lastweek. Yes, it was beautiful.. superb acting from bea and JL. I feel like crying when I was watching it grabe nakaka touch talaga.... BEA was beautiful in that movie as well as JL. im so kilig .. lol.. I am big fan of Bea and JL. Hey people watch nyo one more chance very excellent movie.. ehhe
the best movie ever.. sana sila nalang talaga.. ahhahha
Shopping and entertainment district in KL, and the road that runs through it, Jalan BB. The area is home to many landmark shopping centres, cafés, clubs, shops, malls and specialty shops.
Bukit Bintang also known as golden triangle in kuala lumpur. The night life here are very laid back. Most people will be around here for a chinese food, dinner and coffee with listening to a life band which play at the side walk. of BB Plaza. There are a pub and bistro, restaurant and pub but the place are not as noisy as other club at Jalan P.Ramlee, Jalan Penang or Jalan Sultan Ismail. Most people will sit at the coffee house at the side walk of bukit bintang and have coffee after dinner, listening to the life band music, or watching a cartoonist with their drawing and such.
@ Jalan bukit Bintang
The Petronas Twin Towers (also known as the Petronas Towers or Twin Towers), in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia are the world's tallest twin buildings.
First night in our hotel, Trader's hotel near petronas. We’re both exhausted when we arrived. We ate dinner in a nearby restaurant.
The next day we woke up early, we had breakfast at the hotel the foods was good. We went to Bukit bunting, Twin Tower, The Genting Theme Park located at Genting Highlands in Bukit Tinggi , the park is easily accessed by road Kuala Lumpur or cable car ( first time ko sumakay CC. lol...) from the foothill.
Some of the highlights are the roller coaster, tube drop, Flight Simulator and Splash Pool. The park is a destination for those after fast-paced excitement as it is full of amusement games, interactive rides and superb shows. There are also many restaurants and eateries inside the covered area.
We also went to Berhaja Hills the view was nice enjoy talaga.
Christmas is around the corner and the market is flooded with goods related to the festival, be it stuffed Santa Claus, or gifts laden glitzy trees! But, what caught my attention is the Santa.
I sure hope this Santa comes down my chimney.
Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo took three months to design a 1'3" tall Santa that weighs 44lbs.
He is made of pure gold and has 1.7 diamond carats in his belt.
And, there are two of them!
One is in Tokyo and the other is in Osaka.
The price...Y200 million = $1.817,355.
I hope this little fellow comes down my chimney.
whewww what a spectacular santa claus... =)