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The sad news of the death of Steve Jobs has brought pancreatic cancer into the headlines.
The Apple co-founder underwent surgery in 2004 for an islet cell neuroendocrine tumour, a rare and less aggressive type of pancreatic cancer. This – and excellent medical care – is probably why he lived so long with the disease.
Each year, more than 7,500 people in the UK are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and around 6,500 die of it. Of the most common cancers, it has the worst survival rate.
Just three per cent of patients live for five years or more after being diagnosed with the disease, a figure which has remained static over the last 40 years.
UK pancreatic cancer survival figures also lag behind other European countries, as well as the US, Canada and Australia, according to a recent report by charity Pancreatic Cancer UK.
In countries such as Canada and Australia, reported survival rates are double those of the UK.
Part of the reason is that the disease is notoriously difficult to diagnose in the early stages. Some of the most common early symptoms – stomach pain, nausea, jaundice, weight loss, fever – can be caused by several other conditions.
However, the Study for Survival report, based on the experiences of nearly 1,000 patients, found that more than 50 per cent of pancreatic cancer patients experience symptoms up to a year before being diagnosed, with nearly a third of all patients making five or more visits to the doctor.
By the time they are diagnosed, the disease is often in its advanced stages, which can limit treatment options.
Pancreatic cancer is more common in older people. Eight out of ten people who develop the disease are aged over 60.
Smoking increases your risk of a number of lethal diseases, including pancreatic cancer. Up to one in five pancreatic cancers may be linked to smoking cigarettes, cigars or chewing tobacco.
People with the blood groups A, A/B or B are more likely to develop the disease than people with blood group O.
Diabetes may be linked to an increased risk of developing pancreatic cancer. Chronic pancreatitis has been shown to raise the risk of developing the disease.
Around one in ten cases of pancreatic cancer are thought to be caused by inherited genes which predispose them to developing the disease.
People who are already at risk of a number of familial cancer syndromes linked to faulty genes are at a greater risk of pancreatic cancer. These include breast cancer associated with the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, familial atypical mole melanoma, hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer, familial adenomatous polyposis, and Peutz-Jeghers syndrome.
A healthy lifestyle can help to reduce your risk of cancer, including pancreatic cancer. Limit saturated fat and sugar, eat at least five portions of fruit and vegetables each day, try to maintain a healthy weight and keep physically active. There is some evidence to suggest that lycopene (found in tomatoes) and vitamin C may help protect against pancreatic cancer.
(source:http://uk.health.lifestyle.yahoo.net/Steve-Jobs-dies-from-pancreatic-cancer.htm)The sad news of the death of Steve Jobs has brought pancreatic cancer into the headlines. The Apple co-founder underwent surgery in 2004 for an islet cell neuroendocrine tumour, a rare and less aggressive type of pancreatic cancer. This – and excellent medical care – is probably why he lived so long with the disease. Each year, ...
1.Notice at Church:
” Do not leave your mobile; purses, wallets, hand-bags, girl friends unattended…….
Others may think it is an answer to their Prayers:”..
2. Who is a Psychiatrist?..
A qualified person who gives you an expensive and critical analysis about yourself, which your spouse gives for free, daily too..!
3. Scotch is a brilliant invention……….
One double and you start feeling single again..;
4. Global recession and financial crisis have become so critical and serious now-a-days that the majority of men have started…loving their own wives..!!
5. A construction worker accidentally cut his ear off with the electric saw. He called out another worker “Do you see my ear below”. The other worker picks up the ear and asks him ” Is this it”. The Construction worker replies” No mine had a pencil behind it”!
6. A helicopter was flying around above Seattle when an electrical malfunction disabled all of the aircraft’s electronic navigation and communications equipment. Due to the clouds and haze, the pilot could not determine the helicopter’s position. The pilot saw a tall building, flew toward it, circled, and held up a handwritten sign that said “WHERE AM I?” in large letters. People in the tall building quickly responded to the aircraft, drew a large sign, and held it in a building window. Their sign said “YOU ARE IN A HELICOPTER.”
The pilot smiled, waved, looked at his map, determined the course to steer to SEATAC airport, and landed safely. After they were on the ground, the co-pilot asked the pilot how he had done it.
“I knew it had to be the Microsoft Building, because they gave me a technically correct but completely useless answer.”
(contributed by: amr on 12.12.2012)1.Notice at Church: ” Do not leave your mobile; purses, wallets, hand-bags, girl friends unattended……. Others may think it is an answer to their Prayers:”.. 2. Who is a Psychiatrist?.. A qualified person who gives you an expensive and critical analysis about yourself, which your spouse gives for free, daily too..! 3. Scotch is a brilliant invention………. One double and you ...
Ujjain (Hindi: उज्जैन) pronunciation (help·info) (also known as Ujain, Ujjayini, Avanti, Avantikapuri), is an ancient city of Malwa region in central India, on the eastern bank of the Kshipra River (Hindi: क्षिप्रा), today part of the state of Madhya Pradesh. It is the administrative centre of Ujjain District and Ujjain Division.
In ancient times the city was called Ujjayini. As mentioned in the Mahabharata epic, Ujjayini was the capital of the Avanti Kingdom, and has been the Prime Meridian for Hindu geographers since the 4th century BCE. Ujjain is one of the seven sacred cities (Sapta Puri) of the Hindus, and the Kumbh Mela religious festival is held there every 12 years. It is also home to Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga, one of the twelve Jyotirlinga shrines to the god Shiva and is also the place where Lord Krishna got education with Balarama and Sudama from Maharshi Sandipani.
History of Ujjain
The earliest references to the city, as Ujjaini, are from the time of the Buddha, when it was the capital of the Avanti Kingdom. Since the 4th century B.C. the city has marked the first meridian of longitude in Hindu geography. It is also reputed to have been the residence of Ashoka (who subsequently became the emperor), when he was the viceroy of the western provinces of the Mauryan empire.
In the Post-Mauryan period, the city was ruled by the Sungas and the Satavahanas consecutively. It was contested for a period between the Satavahanas and the Ror Sakas (devotees of Shakumbari), known as Western Satraps; however, following the end of the Satavahana dynasty, the city was retained by the Rors from the 2nd to the 4th century CE. Ujjain is mentioned as the city of Ozene in the Periplus of the Erythraean Sea, an antique Greek description of sea ports and trade centers in the western Indian Ocean. Following the enthroning of the Gupta dynasty, the city soon became an important seat in the annals of that empire. Ujjain is considered to be the traditional capital of King Chandragupta II, also known as Vikramaditya, at whose court the nine poets known as the navaratna (nine jewels) of Sanskrit literature are said to have flourished.
In the 6th and 7th centuries, Ujjain was a major centre of mathematical and astronomical research. The famous mathematicians who worked there included: Brahmagupta, whose book Brahmasphutasiddhanta was responsible for spreading the use of zero, negative numbers and the positional number system to Arabia and Cambodia; Varahamihira, who was the first to discover many trigonometric identities; and Bhaskaracharya, or Bhaskara II, whose book Lilavati broke new ground in many areas of mathematics.
Ujjain was invaded by the forces of the Delhi Sultanate led by Iltutmish in 1235, suffering widespread destruction and systematic desecration of temples. Under the Mughal emperor Akbar it became the capital of Malwa. During the last half of the 18th century Ujjain was the headquarters of the Maratha leader Scindia. The Scindias later established themselves at Gwalior, and Ujjain remained part of Gwalior state until Indian Independence in 1947. Gwalior state became a princely state of the British Raj after the Maratha defeat in the Third Anglo-Maratha War, and Gwalior, Ujjain, and the neighboring princely states were made a part of the Central India Agency. After Indian independence, the Scindia ruler of Gwalior acceded to the Indian Union, and Ujjain became part of the Madhya Bharat state. In 1956 Madhya Bharat was merged into the Madhya Pradesh state.
Ancient monuments and tourist sites in Ujjain
Mahakal Temple Ujjain
- The Mahakal Temple, one of the twelve Jyotirlingas, is a famous and venerated Shiva temple. The Shivling in this temple is supposed to be the only Jyotirling which faces south and hence it is known as Dakshinmukhi or the south-facing ling. It is the most popular and important temple of Ujjain. Every year on Shivratri (claimed to be the wedding day of Lord Shiva), there is a huge crowd of devotees for darshan. The same kind of public crowd can be seen in the month of Savaan, Nagpanchami. On every Monday of “Savan”, there is a huge procession for the Lord Shiva idol in the city attended by large numbers of devotees from across the India.
- Mahakal derives its name from “kaal” meaning end of life – death; the word Mahakaal means Lord of Death.
- Sri Sri Radha Madan Mohan Temple, of the ISKCON (International Society for Krishna Consciousness) or Hare Krishna Movement, also has a guest house and restaurant, and is a major attraction for tourists, though it is very new on the map of Ujjain.
- The temple of Chintaman Ganesh is the biggest ancient temple of Lord Ganesha in Ujjain.
- The temple of Maa Wagheshvari is known for its tall idol of the goddess Wagheshwari and “Sinh (lion) – Dwar (gate)”.
- The Harsidhhi Temple is one of the Shaktipeeth, situated at 52 places in India.
- The Sandipani Ashram is where tradition says Shri Krishna was educated with Balarama and Sudama from Maharshi Sandipani.
- The Siddha Ashram, located between Ramghat and Narshinghat, is known for research in Ayurvedic medicine and Kundalini Shaktipat.
- The Kaliyadeh Palace, located on the north of the city, is one of the palaces belonging to royal Scindia family of Madhya Pradesh.
- The Bharthari caves is an ancient site which has some interesting legends associated with it. It is said that it holds tunnels which lead directly to 4 ancient dhams (char dham). These ways were later shut down by Britishers.
- Canopy (Chhatri or Dewali) of Veer Durgadas Rathore “the Great Warrior and protector of Marwar” at Chakratirth.
- The Observatory (Vedha Shala) built by a Rajput king, Raja Jai Singh II, in the 1720s, is one of the five such observatories in India and features ancient astronomical devices.
- The Prashanti Dham is a holy place, where Sai Baba’s Ashram is situated.
- Jain temples: Jai Singh Pura Atishay Kshetra, Tapobhoomi, Avanti Parshwanath, Hanumant Baag, Manibhadradham Bhairavgarh.
- The Kothi Palace presents a sight worth watching in the evening.
- The Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan museum, located near Chamunda tower, holds many ancient objects.
- The throne of Maharaja Vikramaditya, known as the “seat of judgment (salabanjika throne)” may be located in the Rudra Sagar lake.
- Other temples are Harsidhhi (Durga Temple), Gadh Kalika, Kaal Bhairav, Triveni (Nav Graha Shani Mandir), Mangalnaath, Siddhhanath and Shiv Shakti.
(source:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ujjain)Ujjain (Hindi: उज्जैन) pronunciation (help·info) (also known as Ujain, Ujjayini, Avanti, Avantikapuri), is an ancient city of Malwa region in central India, on the eastern bank of the Kshipra River (Hindi: क्षिप्रा), today part of the state of Madhya Pradesh. It is the administrative centre of Ujjain District and Ujjain Division. In ancient times the city ...
Here comes the bride and her TWO MILE train: Italian village brought to standstill by record-breaking wedding dress
This bride went a tiny bit over the top with her wedding dress with a train that takes some stopping.
They say it’s a day you should never forget – and that’s certainly the case for Italian bride Elena De Angelis and the village of Casal di Princice.
She has broken the world record for the longest wedding dress by arriving to the church with a mammoth, 3km (1.86 mile) long veil.
(source: http://www.funzug.com/)Here comes the bride and her TWO MILE train: Italian village brought to standstill by record-breaking wedding dress This bride went a tiny bit over the top with her wedding dress with a train that takes some stopping. They say it’s a day you should never forget – and that’s certainly the case for Italian bride Elena ...
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