Ahad, 4 November 2012

Selamatkah Vaksin?

Parents who choose not to vaccinate their children are often chastised and stereotyped for putting their own kids at risk. But what is even stranger than this assault on individual freedom and informed choice, is that these concerned parents are attacked for putting vaccinated children at risk. These attacks are based on the theory of “herd immunity.” This hypothesis was plucked out of an old college textbook. It states that the more people are immune to an infectious agent, the less likely an immune-compromised individual is to come in contact with it. In other words herd immunity serves as a human shield – a type of immunity – for “at-risk” individuals. But remember, it’s only a hypothesis. When outbreaks arise among children, health officials are quick to state that it’s due to a breakdown in ‘herd immunity.‘ Doctors parrot it too, without even looking at the research. They say it’s happening more often nationwide as states make it easier for parents to opt out of vaccinations.Like argumentative apes, pro-vaccine parents and their physicians start pounding their chest in favor of such statements. They use them to attack anti-vaccine parents, accusing them of “putting vaccinated kids at risk due to a breakdown in herd immunity.”

This is fuzzy logic. And it’s borderline stupid. After all, if vaccines truly worked, then why would vaccinated kids be at risk? …Plus, the spread of infection isn’t limited to coming into contact with another person! You can get sick without ever seeing another individual.  Herd immunity is nothing more than a silly catch-phrase used to scare and bully parents into vaccinating their kids.

Parents Should Question Vaccine Safety and Effectiveness

Instead of using an unproven hypothesis to question parents who have opted out, pro-vaccine parents should be questioning the safety and effectiveness of vaccines. With dozens of vaccines being forced on the public, some healthy skepticism could go a long way toward raising a vibrantly healthy child. My background as a medicinal chemist taught me to rely on proven research. I learned to be less sensitive to emotional arguments and more sensitive to facts supported by reproducibility. This is one of the main principles of the scientific method. It refers to the ability of a test or experiment to be accurately reproduced. As a parent, I have a responsibility to use my training to make decisions for my family. Especially when it comes to potentially dangerous vaccinations. In my own research, I have uncovered facts that every parent should be aware of. Here are three primary reasons why I have not and will not vaccinate my own children:

Reason #1: Vaccination Does Not Always Mean “Immunization”

Vaccines are purported to work by triggering the body’s natural immunity. By injecting weak or dead infectious agents through our skin, it’s believed that the body will create the appropriate immune defense. They are even called “immunizations.” And while this idea is over two hundred years old, it’s not nearly as effective as the pharmaceutical companies, doctors and government agencies want you to believe. At best, vaccines boost our defenses only temporarily. That’s because your immune system is programmed to recognize and attack invaders that come through the biological “front door.” That would be your nose, mouth and eyes. It doesn’t work properly when we shove infection into our body with a needle. The World Health Organization (WHO) underscored this fact in their report titled, Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals. They wrote that, “Children under two years of age do not consistently develop immunity following vaccination.” Therefore, vaccines can fly “below the radar” of our immune system.

Not only does this weaken the immune system, it renders many vaccines ineffective. And history proves this to be the case…

The Polio Vaccine

Polio is the most feared childhood illness. It has caused paralysis and death for much of human history. The world experienced a dramatic increase in polio around 1910. Epidemics became regular events. They were the driving force behind a great race toward the development of a polio vaccine. The vaccine was developed in 1953 and an oral version came soon after. But the vaccines came too late. Thanks to better hygiene, sanitation and nutrition, the rates of polio infection had already plummeted as documented in my book, Over-The-Counter Natural Cures. And it’s a good thing, because both forms were a total failure. In fact, instead of preventing polio… they actually caused it! Medical journals around the world have exposed this outcome. The Medical Journal of Australia discovered “the relation of prophylactic inoculations [polio vaccines] to the onset of poliomyelitis [polio]” as far back as 1951.

And the trend has continued…

In a 2007 article, entitled “Nigeria Fights Rare Vaccine-Derived Polio Outbreak,” Reuters showed how the vaccine itself ignited outbreaks of polio in Nigeria, Chad and Angola. And according to The Indian Journal of Medical Ethics, the polio vaccine program launched by Bill Gates paralyzed 47,500 children in 2011 alone. And those injured by the vaccine died at twice the rate of those infected by “wild” polio!

Whooping Cough

The same scenario was repeated in the case of the whooping cough (pertussis) vaccine. Between 1900 and 1935, mortality rates due to whooping cough dropped by 79 percent in the United States. Yet, the vaccine (DTP and DTaP) wasn’t introduced until 1940. Today, those who have been “immunized” are the most susceptible to whooping cough. Researchers with the CDC publicly stated in 2002 that, “the number of infants dying from whooping cough is rising, despite record high vaccination levels.” In 2009, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution recognized the trend too. In the article titled, “Whooping Cough Vaccine not as Powerful as Thought,” the publication highlighted a recent cluster of 18 whooping cough-infected students. Seventeen of those students – 95% of those infected – had been immunized with five doses of DTaP vaccine.

Measles, Mumps, Rubella

The measles vaccine is no different. In 1957, the MMR shot became widely used in an effort to eradicate measles, mumps, and rubella. The The CDC insisted that it would eliminate mumps in the United States by the year 2010. But rather than preventing mumps and measles, the vaccine has actually caused widespread epidemics. Outbreaks have become the norm. And those who have suffered the most were “vaccinated.” Between 1983 and 1990, there was a 423% increase in measles cases among vaccinated individuals. Then in 2006, the largest mumps outbreak in twenty years occurred. Among those infected, 63% were “immunized,” as shown by Neil Miller in Vaccines: Are They Safe and Effective? Others found similar results. In The Journal of Infectious Diseases, scientists from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine wrote, “Vaccine failure accounted for a sustained mumps outbreak in a highly vaccinated population.” In his book, How to Raise a Healthy Child In Spite of Your Doctor, the late Dr. Robert Mendlesohn, MD showed that vaccinated individuals are 14 times more likely to contract mumps than unvaccinated. These stunning vaccine failures led the Iowa Department of Public Health to conclude that, “…Our most important public health tool against this disease—2 doses of MMR vaccine—is not providing the necessary levels of protection to control mumps in the U.S. population.” Even the Mayo Clinic – a bastion of mainstream medicine – states that, “vaccine failure has become increasingly apparent.”

Flu Vaccine Failure

The flu vaccine has proven just as worthless… In 2007, the CDC reported that it had “no or low effectiveness” against influenza or influenza-like illnesses. The data showed that the flu vaccine protected no more than 14% of those who received it. And this wasn’t some fluke. The vaccine is rarely any more effective than that. Even The New York Times reports that, “The influenza vaccine, which has been strongly recommended for people over 65 for more than four decades, is losing its reputation as an effective way to ward off the virus.” Doctors who do their homework understand that vaccines are ineffective. Dr. Ira Goodman MD, FACS, ABHIM, a surgeon from Loyola Medical School is one of them. Through email correspondence, he told me he is against vaccines simply because “they don’t work!” The failure of vaccines has finally gone mainstream. But instead of admitting that they don’t offer protection, health officials and the pharmaceutical companies are pushing for MORE vaccines as the solution. When you consider the number of outright toxins contained in these experimental concoctions, the implications are chilling.

Reason #2 Vaccines Expose Kids to Toxins

According to fact sheets put out by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Food & Drug Administration (FDA), vaccines are brimming with toxins. These include dozens of chemicals, heavy metals and allergens. They also include numerous objectionable ingredients, such as monkey kidney cells and aborted fetal tissue. Formaldehyde is just one of many chemicals found in vaccines. And according to the FDA, “Excessive exposure to formaldehyde may cause cancer.” Another ingredient in the cocktail is a chemical known as 2-phenoxyethanol. This comes with an FDA warning which states that, “It can depress the central nervous system and may cause vomiting and diarrhea, which can lead to dehydration in infants.”

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg…

In addition to mercury and aluminum, many vaccines are also spiked with antibiotics like neomycin, polymyxin B, streptomycin and gentamicin. These drugs aren’t even approved for uninfected children! Despite this emerging toxic threat, Parenting Magazine and Dr. Paul Offit stated that, “In theory, healthy infants could safely get up to 100,000 vaccines at once.” Are you kidding me? He won’t be testing that theory on my children. I wonder if he’s willing to stab himself that many times to prove it? I queried numerous physicians via email and phone to find out if they shared Dr. Offit’s ideas. They didn’t. Dr. Suzanne Humphries, MD was adamant that, “Vaccines put children at risk for a form of kidney disease called nephrotic syndrome. This can be caused by a common ingredient – Bovine Serum Albumin. Doctors just give children steroids to suppress the symptoms, never knowing what the cause was.”

If parents need further proof of toxicity, they can read vaccine package inserts. The insert for the DPT vaccine from Sanofi Pasteur warns that, “A review by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) found evidence for a causal relation between tetanus toxoid and both brachial neuritis and Guillain-BarrĂ© syndrome [pain and loss of nerve and motor function].” Makers of the Tripedia vaccine for DTaP state that certain outcomes are so frequent that they had to list them. These reactions include:

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
• Anaphylactic reaction
• Cellulitis (a bacterial skin infection)
• Convulsion/Seizures
• Brain dysfunction
• Low muscle tone and strength
Nerve damage
• Hyperventilation/apnea

Vaccine supporters will insist that the benefits outweigh these toxicity risks. But that would only be true if vaccination was the only road to immunization.

Reason #3 Kids Can Build Immunity Naturally

We are all at risk from various “biological nasties.” Invisible threats are everywhere…A single gram of feces can contain more than 10 million viruses, 1 million bacteria, 1,000 parasite cysts and 100 parasite eggs. The goal is to minimize risk by increasing our immunity, naturally. In Over-The-Counter Natural Cures, I showed how innate and adaptive immunity act as our God-given protection from biological nasties.  But, you have to support these Gatekeepers of health with proper nutrition, hygiene, sanitation and natural medicine like andrographis. Just as hand washing saved millions from infant mortality in a hospital setting, healthy habits minimize exposure and boost our natural defenses. The science supporting this won the Nobel Prize in 2011! Bruce Beutler and Jules Hoffmann discovered that we are hard-wired with special receptors that recognize foreign invaders and activate our immune response. Ralph Steinman then found that special cells of the immune system possess the unique capacity to activate the immune response, which clears biological nasties from the body. And all of this occurs without vaccination!

Decline in Disease Not Caused by Vaccination

Further research has shown that the historical decline in infectious diseases – that parents are now vaccinating against – were not the result of inoculation, like doctors blindly and wrongly assert. Instead, the decline began years before the vaccines were introduced thanks to improved habits of hygiene, sanitation and nutrition that raised our natural immunity. Differences among immunity reflect the importance of healthy habits…Ever wonder why two people (even in the same household) can be exposed to the same virus while one of them is laid up in bed for a week and the other doesn’t feel the slightest effect? And why is it that while nearly 50 million people died from the Spanish flu in 1918… the case fatality rate was from two to five percent? That means that 95 to 98 percent of those who contracted the flu recovered fully. And that says nothing of the hundreds of millions of people who came into contact with the virus, but never became ill at all. The difference is our individual immune system.  And the bottom line is that your habits have a great deal of control over it, as shown in Nobel winning science. Work with it to acquire protection.

There are no Silver Bullets Against Infection, but You Have Options

There is no silver bullet, though. Despite our best efforts at nutrition, hygiene and sanitation, the immune system can still fail. Fortunately, in many cases, emergency medicine can help. With all this science and technology at our fingertips, I’m not willing to risk my children’s health on the antiquated vaccine theory… nor the toxic brew they contain. That doesn’t make me a religious “nut job” or conspiracy theorist. It simply means that I am an informed and caring parent with healthy kids who don’t need to rely on risky medicines or “herd immunity.” And since herd immunity is nothing more than an antiquated theory – and not something that is actually protecting kids form infections – pro-vaccine parents shouldn’t give a shit about my non-vaccinated kids. Educate before you vaccinate.

Cerita di sebalik penggunaan Aspirin

The Hidden Truth about Aspirin


Bayer didn’t “invent” aspirin. Mother Nature did, sorta. Today, most people think of aspirin as a harmless wonder drug – able to stop pain, fever and even prevent heart attack and stroke, without risk. Not true. History proves it…Thousands of years ago, humans witnessed injured bears (not the Chicago Bears) gnawing on the bark of white willow trees. Some dude – probably an earlier rendition of The People’s Chemist – assumed that it was done to relieve pain. After a long night of drinking away his frustrations with people who talk more than they think, he decided to test his theory. Hungover, the young chemist made a tea from the bark. It tasted like shit. But, almost instantly, his discomfort melted away. Despite his gluttonous indulgence, the crushing pressure on his head was released. It was like cheating and winning. White willow bark became the official pain reliever not only for bears, but also for many other party-goers astute enough to follow his lead…

Hippocrates Shuns Food

Around 200 B.C, Greek physician Hippocrates heard about white willow bark…This is same guy that nerdy nutritionists today quote as saying, “let food be your medicine and medicine be your food.” Well, thank God he started taking tips from chemists. The doctor put the real medicine to use, and it worked – drugs like white willow bark are much more reliable than a fucking apple when you need relief. It’s rumored that Hippocrates later said, “Chemists are awesome tutors and fun to party with.” As time past, Big Pharma got excited about the pain killer. This laid the groundwork for the eventual isolation and synthesis of a molecule known as salicylic acid – one of many ingredients found in white willow bark. To their distress, the industry couldn’t market the natural ingredient as their own. (You can’t patent Mother Nature, yet.) In order to have a monopoly, they had to alter it a bit. Chemist Carl R. Gerhardt was the first to do so in 1853.

Bayer Steals From Mother Nature

Starting with the parent compound, Gerhardt performed a series of laboratory reactions. This yielded a molecular cousin. The newly devised willow bark-fake was named ASA (acetyl-salicylic acid). It marked one of the earliest and most profitable thefts from Mother Nature. Bayer trademarked it as “Aspirin” in 1889. Some say the name was derived from St. Aspirinius, a Neapolitan bishop who was the patron saint against headaches. As aspirin popularity grew, the inherent risks surfaced. (So much for being a saint…) The small molecular change made for big dangers.

Why Aspirin is so Damn Risky

Like deflating a tire, aspirin depletes the body of life-saving nutrients. These include folic acid, iron, potassium, sodium and vitamin C. Symptoms associated with such depletion include: anemia, birth defects, heart disease, elevated homocysteine (a risk factor for heart disease), headache, depression, fatigue, hair loss, insomnia, diarrhea, shortness of breath, pale skin and suppression of the immune system. Internal bleeding is one of the biggest risks. Studies show that aspirin users die sooner compared to those not taking it.

Body Count Increasing Among Aspirin Users

Each year, a grossly underestimated 7600 deaths and 76,000 hospitalizations occur in the United States from use of aspirin and other NSAIDS like Motrin, Aleve, and Celebrex. But, the FDA states that only about 10% of deaths caused by NSAIDS are reported.  Doctors aren’t willing to acknowledge aspirin as the deadly culprit. Death by the drug is usually attributed to the victim being either too damn sick or too damn old. Therefore, the body count is much higher than we are told. In 1986, Dr. Otis R. Bowen, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, issued a warning reminding parents that children and teen-agers with flu symptoms “should not be given aspirin.” Using it for the flu or Chicken Pox, aspirin puts users at risk for Reyes Syndrome, a disorder that causes organs to shut down, and large amounts of bloody, watery liquid to accumulate in the lungs. In 2009, historian and researcher Dr. Karen Starko showed that mortality rates were increased during the 1918 flu epidemic due to aspirin use! At the time, massive amounts of the drug were purchased by the military and given to soldiers. The “always pharmaceutically compliant” Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) suggested a dose of 1,000 milligrams every three hours. That’s the equivalent of almost 25 standard 325-milligram aspirin tablets in 24 hours – twice the daily dosage generally considered safe today! Minus the overdose, it’s predicted that death rates wouldn’t have been so tragically high.

Identifying Aspirin Actions Gets Nobel Prize

It was pharmacologist John Vane who discovered the good and bad actions of aspirin. On one hand, he found that it blocks the production of an enzyme known as COX (cycloxygenase). Downstream, this prevents inflammation, swelling, pain and fever. But, he elucidated a risky trade off. Aspirin also stifles the formation of healing compounds. Crucial for physiological support, they protect the stomach from damage by hydrochloric acid, maintain kidney function and stop internal bleeding. Vane won the Nobel Prize for his work. Bayer wasn’t concerned about the findings…Or they ignored Nobel Prize winning science. Expanding their market reach, they pushed “baby” aspirin to protect against heart attack and stroke. But, the “little bit” is still harmful. Writing for The New York Times, Dr. Neena S. Abraham said, “If your physician has suggested you take aspirin to reduce your risk of heart disease, it is important to remember that even small doses of daily aspirin — including “baby aspirin,” at a dose of 81 milligrams daily — can increase your risk of ulcers and bleeding.”

…buffered or enteric-coated aspirin won’t protect you.

Judith P. Kelly of the Slone Epidemiology Unit at the Boston University School of Medicine warned that “all forms of aspirin carry risk.” Protective covering or not, it still paralyzes the production of physiologically-important compounds in our body.

Safe Alternatives

White willow bark doesn’t contain ASA or “aspirin.” Therefore, it won’t accidentally kill you. Adults and children can use it for all types of pain and also high fever. Concerned about deadly blood clots? In Over-The-Counter Natural Cures, I showed how the natural medicine hawthorn busts clots on contact, without side effects! Trash aspirin, use White willow bark and hawthorn.




Kuswadinata Derita Kanser

Kuswadinata Derita Kanser

KUALA LUMPUR: Pelakon veteran Kuswadinata, 74, berada dalam keadaan tenat di Hospital Ampang di sini akibat menghidap penyakit pendarahan usus kecil dan kanser kelenjar sejak beberapa tahun lalu. Menurut anak bongsunya Rizal 23, keadaan bapanya semakin kritikal apabila doktor mengesahkan pendarahan pada ususnya merebak dan jantung pelakon itu boleh berhenti pada bila-bila masa sahaja. "Sejak dimasukkan ke wad (Hospital Ampang) pada 7 Oktober lalu, ayah diminta berpuasa sehinggalah ke hari ini (Selasa) untuk mengurangkan pendarahan dalam badan. "Tetapi doktor sudah menjelaskan pada kami sekeluarga bahawa ayah tiada harapan untuk hidup, walaupun daripada segi luarannya dia nampak sihat. "Kami tak mampu nak buat apa-apa melainkan menjaga dia sebaik mungkin serta menunaikan segala kehendaknya. Saya sekeluarga reda dengan ketentuan Tuhan," katanya. Rizal ditemui di Hospital Ampang ketika kunjungan pihak media bersama Persatuan Karyawan Malaysia (Karyawan) yang mahu melawat ayahnya itu. Karyawan diwakili Presidennya, Datuk Freddie Fernandez. Selain pendarahan usus, Kuswadinata atau nama sebenarnya Kuswadi Bujang turut mengalami penyakit prostat dan masalah buah pinggang yang teruk sehingga sukar untuk beliau buang air kecil secara normal. Isterinya, Kamariah Mohd Said, 57, berkata pada September lalu, Kuswadinata dimasukkan ke Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL) akibat penyakit yang sama. "Penyakit suami saya mungkin berpunca daripada kanser usus yang dihidapinya pada 2008 dan dia pernah menjalani pembedahan di HKL. "Kemudian ia melarat pada buah pinggangnya dan doktor juga mendapati dia mengalami kanser darah yang menjadi punca kepada semua penyakit. “Sekarang ini, sebelah kiri buah pinggangnya sudah tidak boleh berfungsi manakala di bahagian kanan pula semakin membengkak," ujarnya. Sementara itu Freddie Fernandez telah menghulurkan sumbangan berupa wang tunai kepada keluarga pelakon itu bagi mengurangkan beban mereka selain berharap agar mereka tabah menerima sebarang dugaan. Selain Rizal, pelakon itu mempunyai tiga orang anak iaitu Jasmine, 27, Hafsham, 26 dan Irwan, 25.

Pelakon veteran yang terkenal menerusi filem “Panca Delima” dan “Semerah Padi” kini dikatakan sedang berada dalam keadaan kritikal dan hanya bergantung kepada ubat-ubatan serta rawatan dialisis. Dia yang sedang menerima rawatan di Hospital Ampang sejak 7 Oktober lalu, difahamkan hanya tinggal harapan 50-50 sahaja untuk meneruskan hidup dan jantungnya juga dikatakan semakin lemah. Menurut anaknya Mohamad Rizal, 23, dua minggu lalu pelakon veteran ini pernah dimasukkan ke hospital dan setelah dibenarkan pulang ke rumah, Kuswadinata difahamkan telah mengalami pendarahan semula di bahagian ulser. “Dua minggu lalu, dia pernah dimasukkan ke hospital, tetapi dibenarkan pulang kemudiannya. Namun selepas dua hari di rumah, dia alami pendarahan semula,” kata anak bongsu daripada empat beradik, hasil perkongsian hidup pelakon itu dengan isteri kedua, Kamariah Mohd Said, 57. Julai lalu Kuswadinata juga pernah dimasukkan ke hospital akibat kanser prostat dan dia turut menghidap beberapa penyakit seperti kanser kelenjar dan buah pinggang.  Sumber : Berita Harian



Demikianlah penjelasan doktor mengenai sisa-sisa perjuangan Pelakon veteran Kuswadinata, 74, (Kuswadi Bujang) melawan penyakit pendarahan usus kecil dan kanser kelenjar sejak beberapa tahun lalu. Beliau kini sedang tenat di Hospital Ampang, Selangor dan diberitakan semakin kritikal akibat pendarahan pada usus merebak dan jantungnya mungkin akan berhenti bila-bila masa. "Sejak dimasukkan ke wad (Hospital Ampang) pada 7 Oktober lalu, ayah diminta berpuasa sehinggalah ke hari ini (Selasa) untuk mengurangkan pendarahan dalam badan," ujar anak bongsunya Rizal, 23. Tetapi doktor sudah menjelaskan pada kami sekeluarga bahawa ayah tiada harapan untuk hidup, walaupun daripada segi luarannya dia nampak sihat.  "Kami tak mampu nak buat apa-apa melainkan menjaga dia sebaik mungkin serta menunaikan segala kehendaknya. Saya sekeluarga reda dengan ketentuan Tuhan," tambahnya ketika kunjungan pihak media bersama Persatuan Karyawan Malaysia (Karyawan). Untuk info, selain pendarahan usus, pelakon yang popular di zaman Allahyarham P.Ramlee itu turut mengalami penyakit prostat dan masalah buah pinggang hingga menyukarkannya untuk membuang air kecil secara normal. Penyakit suami saya mungkin berpunca daripada kanser usus yang dihidapinya pada 2008 dan dia pernah menjalani pembedahan di HKL. "Kemudian ia melarat pada buah pinggangnya dan doktor juga mendapati dia mengalami kanser darah yang menjadi punca kepada semua penyakit. “Sekarang ini, sebelah kiri buah pinggangnya sudah tidak boleh berfungsi manakala di bahagian kanan pula semakin membengkak," ujar isterinya, Kamariah Mohd Said, 57, yang mempunyai empat orang anak hasil pengkongsian hidup bersama pelakon veteran tersebut.

Jika beberapa minggu lalu, pelakon veteran Kuswadinata, 74, yang seangkatan dengan Allahyarham P.Ramlee dilaporkan kritikal dan tiada harapan untuk hidup, namun perkembangan terbaru yang kami terima mengatakan keadaannya stabil. Bagaimanapun, pelakon tersebut masih memerlukan rawatan susulan dan pemantauan rapi hospital selepas dibenarkan pulang pada 24 Oktober lalu. Sehubungan itu, Kuswadinata akan menjalani rawatan kemoterapi pada 23 November depan. Selepas dibenarkan keluar daripada hospital pada 24 Oktober lalu keadaan beliau stabil namun doktor mahu suami saya dimasukkan ke hospital semula bagi memantau keadaan dan menjalani rawatan susulan terhadap penyakit yang dihidapinya," ujar Isterinya, Kamariah Mohd Said, 57, kepada media. "Kami sentiasa memberi dorongan kepadanya supaya kuat semangat untuk melawan penyakit dan Alhamdulillah saya lihat beliau sangat tabah menghadapi dugaan ini," tambahnya lagi. Terdahulu, Kuswadinata yang ditemui media nampak ceria dengan lawatan Presiden Persatuan Karyawan Malaysia (Karyawan), Datuk Freddie Fernandez dan seniwati, Datuk Sarimah Ahmad. Katanya, dia amat terharu dengan sokongan yang diberikan kepadanya selama ini. Tidak dapat saya balas jasa mereka sehingga akhir hayat saya kerana tidak jemu-jemu keluarga dan rakan-rakan datang menziarahi saya dari hari saya dimasukkan ke hospital sehingga kini. "Mereka adalah insan yang membuatkan saya terus bersemangat untuk melawan penyakit yang dihidapi," ujar pelakon itu. Untuk info, selain pendarahan usus, Kuswadinata turut mengalami penyakit prostat dan masalah buah pinggang yang teruk sehingga sukar untuk beliau buang air kecil secara normal. Malah sebelum ini doktor juga telah mengesahkan pendarahan pada ususnya telah merebak dan jantung pelakon itu akan berhenti pada bila-bila masa. Tetapi dalam hal ini, doktor hanya menyampaikan apa yang dirasakan benar, namun Allah yang menentukan semuanya. Harapan kita, moga kesihatan pelakon veteran ini akan terus bertambah baik dimasa akan datang. Amin.



Pesakit Kanser Buta Mampu Main Piano

Blinded by cancer, girl learns to play the keyboard by ear

Thursday, Nov 01, 2012   The Star/Asia News Network   By P. Aruna

KUALA LUMPUR - To her mother, it is heavenly music when cancer-stricken Ngeo Jia Yee gently runs her frail fingers over an electronic keyboard. The instrument was presented to the 11-year-old by a well-wisher who was touched by her musical talent and interest. Jia Yee cannot see the keys but her fingers flew over the keyboard as she played the sweet strains of Auld Lang Syne and other lilting tunes.

Tan Kim Lan, 36, said her daughter learnt it all by ear as they could not afford a music tutor. At their rented room in Selayang, Tan said Jia Yee first learnt to play the instrument after a friend gave her a used keyboard. Seeing the girl's talent and interest, a well-wisher later presented her with a new electronic keyboard, which Jia Yee now plays every day. Tan said the cancer had eaten into Jia Yee ever since she was first diagnosed with retinoblastoma or eye cancer when she was just a two-year-old toddler. She had her right eye removed; after which, she slowly lost the vision in her other eye. Earlier this year, the family was dealt another blow when Jia Yee was diagnosed with jaw bone cancer. She started chemotherapy, causing her to lose hair. Despite her ailment, Jia Yee remains chatty and cheerful.

"She is a very talkative girl and loves to ask a lot of questions and learn new things," said Tan, a single mother who also has a nine-year-old son. The father deserted the family eight years ago after Jia Yee was found to have cancer. Tan, formerly a seamstress, stopped working to take care of the girl, who has not been going to school for the past two months due to her frequent medical check-ups. "It would have been a greater strain on me if Jia Yee had not been registered with the Welfare Department. We do not have to pay hospital bills," said Tan, whose mother supports them financially and takes care of her son.

Anyone interested to provide free music lessons to Jia Yee at her home can call Alex at 016-205 2328.



Pewarna rambut punca kanser

Pewarna rambut punca kanser - CAP


GEORGE TOWN - Biarpun pewarna rambut dianggap fesyen terkini dan menjadi kegemaran untuk menyerlahkan penampilan, ramai yang tidak menyedari ia boleh memudaratkan kesihatan selain menyebabkan risiko kanser. Menurut Presiden Persatuan Pengguna Pulau Pinang (CAP), S.M. Mohamed Idris, disebabkan secara asasnya rambut berwarna hitam, ia perlu dicerahkan menggunakan peluntur hidrogen peroksida yang juga agen kanser untuk menaikkan sisik kutikel pada rambut sehingga mengganggu kelembapan rambut. Selain itu katanya, beberapa kajian menunjukkan penggunaan pewarna rambut juga meningkatkan kanser sistem limpa, risiko leukemia atau kanser sel darah sama ada untuk lelaki atau wanita dan kanser ovari untuk wanita. "Kajian itu menunjukkan risiko di kalangan pengguna yang memakainya dalam tempoh yang lama terutama pewarna rambut yang gelap. "Kebanyakan bahan dalam pewarna rambut yang ada di pasaran sekarang diperoleh daripada sumber petroleum yang dikatakan sebagai pewarna tar batu arang oleh Pentadbiran Makanan dan Ubatan Amerika (FDA)," katanya pada sidang media di pejabat CAP semalam. Mohamed Idris berkata, tar batu arang mengandungi beberapa sebatian organik termasuk benzena iaitu sejenis bahan pelarut yang beracun yang boleh diserap menerusi kulit. "Ia juga mengandungi fenol yang boleh menyebabkan masalah jerawat, bengkak dan ruam selepas disapu pada kulit. "Pengguna juga tidak harus tertipu dengan inai hitam yang turut digunakan untuk mewarna rambut kerana ia bukanlah pewarna daripada sumber tumbuhan asli," ujarnya. Ini kerana jelasnya, daun inai tidak akan menghitamkan rambut tetapi tetapi hanya memberikan beberapa warna antaranya perang gelap dan kemerah-merahan. Tambahnya, sejenis bahan kimia toksik yang dikenali para phenylenediamine turut digunakan yang boleh menyebabkan berlaku katarak paras tinggi kepada pengguna pewarna rambut itu. "Oleh itu, Kementerian Kesihatan digesa mengharamkan penggunaan bahan-bahan kimia dalam produk pewarna rambut atau produk dandanan rambut yang lain," jelasnya.

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