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Korat man stung 80 times’ who went looking for lottery numbers in bees’ nest

Picture: Sanook

NAKHON RATCHASIMA: — A Korat man is fighting for his life after being attacked by a swarm of bees at his house in Chokchai district.

Jai, 54, was stung 80 times by “Royal Bees” after climbing up to the rafters of his house with a friend to see if they could see lottery numbers in a massive nest, reported Sanook.

Though a bit better in hospital Jai is still not out of danger after Tuesday’s attack.

Locals said that a man called Samai, 49, had come to visit Jai at his house and they had talked about an 80 centimeter long bees’ nest that was attached to the second story of the house. the nest had been there for a year.

Jai said that he had not done anything to eradicate the bees because he believed them to be auspicious and he thought they would bring him luck.

Samai decided it would be a good idea to climb up and see if they could discern some lottery numbers in the nest for the upcoming draw, reported Sanook.

But as they neared the nest a large quantity of bees attacked. Samai managed to run clear suffering only a few stings but Jai, who has a handicapped leg, was repeatedly stung some 80 times about the face and body.

When medics arrived he was barely breathing and after being taken to a local clinic was transferred to a neighborhood hospital as his condition was life threatening.

Nam Plotkrathok, the local municipal chief said that he was preparing a team of workers to properly dismantle the nest.

Source: Sanook

People Who Fart In Front Of Their Partners Have A More Lasting Relationship

Surely this article’s title caught your attention because it is something peculiar to think that something like a fart can get to strengthen a relationship. But we can say openly that farting in front of your partner can get the relationship to last throughout life.

Usually, doing unpleasant things in front of their partner is something that people often avoid, because we want to show the best of ourselves to be able to make that person fall in love. But with time and trust this changes.

An author of family psychology called Leah Decesare, has written a research paper which confirms that a lasting relationship is based on complete trust and sincerity, and we get this being as natural as possible.

This woman has published a book called ‘naked parenting’ where she tells about the secret of lasting relationships and how we should treat our children.

This author tell us that the first fart in front of her husband changed their relationship forever. She says her husband knew at that very moment he was going to be with her for life. This woman says so, and especially if it is a woman who farts in front of her husband.

This woman claims that women are seen as delicate and fragile, the fact of farting in front of her boyfriend, make them more attractive and creates empathy with their partner.

Still, the author confirms that you must hold it at all cost in front of other people, but with your partner shouldn’t be any kind of issue. Farting is as natural as laughing, crying or eating.
If you enjoyed this article, we recommend you to start farting in front of your partner so you can be completely comfortable around him.

Warning: Too Much Exercise – You Could Be Damaging Your Heart

There exists a general consensus that exercise is good for you. To an extent, this is very true. However, what most people fail to realize is that, like everything else, too much exercise is unhealthy – and the damaging effects of extreme endurance exercise have been supported by numerous scientific studies – ten of which we list below.

But how can an activity that is being recommended by healthcare professionals be bad for you? Just how does excessive exercise affect our body? It really depends how much you do – and extreme endurance exercise is now considered potentially dangerous.

The Good Side Of Exercise
Exercising regularly has many benefits. Moderate exercise activity at least three times a week for thirty minutes to an hour each is enough to:

• Improve your endurance
• Strengthen your muscles (including your heart!)
• Deliver more oxygen to the rest of the body
• Help you maintain a healthy weight
• Improve your mood through endorphin production (endorphins are happy hormones!)

These benefits are excellent reasons to keep exercising regularly. The major problem with over-exercising, however, is that the body remains in a post-workout state, not allowing the body enough time to rest and repair for the next bout of exercise. We constantly strain our body – especially our heart. This can cause rapid burnout and – in the worst case scenario – even a heart attack.

The Bad Side Of Exercise
Recent studies in the past ten years have discovered how too much exercise does more harm than good. High-endurance activities like marathons and triathlons can:

• Overwork the heart and cause cardiac dysfunction
• Damage muscle fibers
• Elevate cortisol levels in the body, a stress hormone
• Cause excessive fatigue
• Increase injury risk

How do we know how much is too much? How much exercise does a person have to do for it to be considered unhealthy and damaging? These scientific reports give some useful information:

Ten scientific studies that have discovered negative effects of too much exercise

#1: Durand & Gutterman (2014) studied the vascular function of conditioned athletes and found similarities with people affected with coronary artery disease. This suggests that the way over-exercising stresses our heart and blood vessels is likened to cardiac dysfunction and disease. [1]

#2: According to Lavie, O’Keefe, & Salis (2015), high doses of physical activity and exercise can cause cardiac arrhythmias, heart disease and dysfunction, and release of troponin and brain naturetic peptides, chemical markers of heart damage. [2]

#3: Two of previously mentioned researchers, Lavie and O’Keefe, along with Guazzi (2015) applied statistics in looking at potential dangers of extreme endurance exercise among school-age athletes. They hypothesized if a dose-response curve is applicable to therapeutic exercise, there must be an upper limit until exercise becomes dangerous. [3]

#4: In heart attack survivors, it was discovered that while general exercise lowered mortality risk, higher levels of exercise (running more than 7.1 km/day or walking more than 10.2km/day) increased the risk of mortality as much as three-fold. [4]

#5: According to one recent study (2012), too much exercise permanently changes the vasculature of the blood vessels and the heart itself, overloads the atria and ventricles, stiffens their walls, and contributes to coronary artery calcification, among a list of cardiac dysfunctions. [5]

#6: Heatstroke is a common condition experience by endurance athletes. In a 2008 study on more than 28,000 endurance cyclists, five of whom died after long races, it was discovered that excessive endurance exercise contributed significantly to high internal temperatures (endothermy), causing heatstroke and death. [6]

#7: A 2012 study found out that participating in long-term endurance sports places a high strain on the right ventricle, causing ventricular cardiomyopathy, and making it prone to ventricular arrhythmias. This can lead to cardiac arrest. [7]

#8: In an article published by the Oxford University Press, two studies were highlighted that showed how athletes developed cardiac abnormalities after long-term endurance exercise. The studies revealed how older endurance athletes developed myocardiac fibrosis, or the thickening of the cardiac muscle, and scarring of the heart tissue. [8]

#9: In a study published by the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers concluded that marathons and half-marathons reduced the risk for cardiac arrest, but male endurance athletes were still more likely to experience heart attacks and cardiac dysfunction compared to other population groups. [9]

#10: The American Heart Association studied several cases involving endurance athletes and cardiovascular problems and concluded that “endurance exercise most likely increases your chances of living longer but may increase your risk of some arrhythmias”. This sentence is full of uncertainty but it implies that further research is needed to make a solid conclusion on endurance exercise and how it affects the heart. [10]

Conclusion: Like so many other things, moderation is key

Preparing yourself for the nuclear war – common mistakes to avoid

You may have watched the latest reality show, conducted research on the Internet, or may even know someone who is preparing for a natural disaster. Now, you have decided it is time to begin prepping for yourself. You feel the excitement, you realize that you are moving forward and doing something to protect yourself and your family. However, before you begin committing time and resources to essentially preparing for anything, you must first realize there are mistakes you should avoid.

Focusing on One Potential Disaster

It is acceptable to focus on and prepare for a volcanic eruption, nuclear, chemical or biological attack, or even a 10.0 magnitude earthquake, but do not forget the fact that prepping is about surviving any artificial or natural disaster. You cannot spend all of your limited resources on one endeavor. Over time, you will likely have to survive multiples of disasters. You must be prepared generally for all possibilities.

Before beginning preparations, you must ask yourself if what you are preparing for is a realistic threat. Take the time to conduct a treat assessment. If you live in a heavily populated area then certain threats are more likely than if you live in a rural area. For example, if you live in a rural area you would not necessarily focus on a chemical or nuclear attack.

f you live in a large metropolitan, certain events are more likely because populated areas are always a target. However, if you are within a certain range of a possible nuclear, chemical or a biological attack, you are not likely to survive regardless of your preparations. The crisis will be upon you before you can get into your chemical suits, masks and shelters.

Not Preparing For Evacuation

Avoid focusing all your efforts on sheltering in place. Regardless of where you live, you may be forced to evacuate during a crisis. Many of you may convince yourself that no matter what happens you would never leave. Anything is possible and failing to prepare for the possibility of evacuation can have serious consequences. If you convince yourself you would never leave and you are forced to evacuate, you will not be ready and your chances of survival will have been reduced.

Have a backpack for each family member packed and ready to go at all times. The supplies in the backpacks will be in addition to any supplies you have in the home. You may not have time to pack anything, so they must be ready to go. Map out evacuation routes. Make sure you map more than one way out of your area and ensure more than one person in the family knows the way. Drive the routes so you can find them during daylight and after dark. Remember you must prepare for all possible outcomes. Once you become single minded and refuse to accept certain possibilities, you may not survive the crisis.

Not Spreading Your Supplies

Avoid the mistake of stockpiling all of your supplies in one place. Spare bedrooms, basements and garages are ideal storage areas and you can stockpile large amounts in these areas. However, having all of your supplies in one place can be problematic. You will lose all of your emergency supplies if there is a house fire, a robbery, or if your home is otherwise damaged because of the crisis.

You can cache supplies in various locations outside your home, or even at a bug-out location. You can bury supplies using waterproof containers, or in some cases put them in outbuildings on your property. If your home is damaged or robbed, you will have backup supplies nearby.

Place supplies in underground caches along your expected evacuation routes as well. If you have to evacuate quickly, having supplies in various locations ensures your survival. Avoid caching supplies at commercial storage facilities because these will be prime targets for looters and others during a crisis and you may not be able to make your way there.

Your emergency supply caches should be in areas that can be reached on foot and are along any expected travel routes. You must have unrestricted access to your cache of supplies regardless of the time of day or night.

Not Considering Other People as a Threat

Underestimating how desperate people can become is one mistake you should never make. Parents will go to any length to provide for their children and will take whatever they need by any means possible. Once the disaster strikes and a few days have passed, people will begin to realize how unprepared they really are and soon will become desperate. They will turn to violence to get what they need. Your friends, neighbors and strangers will be looking for those that have prepared.

These will be times when a loaf of bread, or quart of water, can mean the difference between surviving the rest of the day, or not. In reality, it may not be the case but that does not matter. If someone is convinced they are starving, they will turn to those they know have supplies and some will turn violent to get what they think they need.

Learn to keep secrets. Those who prepare like to encourage others to prepare for anything because they know the more people who are prepared means there will be less stress and desperation during a crisis. Not only are people who have not prepared a burden, they are also a threat during a disaster. You will want to help others in their time of need but during a crisis, you have to put your family and yourself first.

Never encourage others before a crisis strikes to seek you out for help once a crisis does strike. Many will take you up on the offer and some may not ask, but simply take. Do not tell others how well prepared you are. You have no way of knowing how people will react when put in a life or death situation. Many will step up and meet the challenge. Others will be so overwhelmed they will do things that they would not normally consider.

There are mistakes you can work through as the crisis unfolds. Then again, some cannot be overcome and can have serious consequences. Not preparing for all types of disasters and other common mistakes prepper make are difficult to overcome in the midst of a disaster. Explore and experiment with various methods and materials but always experiment in a controlled environment. Prepare and experiment before disaster strikes. This way, you have time to learn from your mistakes and you will not have to suffer from them.



How to Prevent Heatstroke During the Thai Summer

As the Thai Summer approaches, both citizens and travelers are at a higher risk of heatstroke.

So what happens to your body when you suffer from heatstroke, and what are the ways in preventing it? Let’s take a closer look at the warning signs.

What is heatstroke?

The human body temperature is maintained within a narrow range by balancing heat from the body and the environment (around 36 to 37.5 degrees Celsius, which varies throughout the day). Evaporation of sweat from the body is the main mechanism in reducing excessive heat.

is caused by failure of thermoregulation (the maintenance of a constant body temperature). Due to the high body temperatures which occur, there is a risk of serious injury.

There are 2 types of heatstroke:

1) Classical Heatstroke or Non-Exertional Heatstroke (NEHS): This type occurs mostly in the elderly who have chronic medical illnesses, making them vulnerable to hot environments and dehydration.
As well, in persons of any age, this type could occur due to the use of certain prescription medications or recreational drugs (e.g. alcohol) which impairs how the body controls temperature.
2) Exertional Heatstroke (EHS): This type occurs in younger people, athletes, and military recruits who engage in heavy exercise in hot temperatures and high humidity environments.

Symptoms of heatstroke

Heatstroke doesn’t happen as soon as you step outside into hot weather. Instead, it occurs after prolonged exposure to high temperatures or exerting yourself during physical activity in high temperatures.

As your body temperature rises, you may begin to feel dizzy, weak, and nauseated. When the temperature keeps climbing, you will become disoriented. Sometimes odd behavior may occur in the form of slurred speech, agitation, or hallucinations. In the worst case scenario, you may experience a seizure or go into a coma.

Your skin may be very warm to the touch, look red or flushed, and can either be moist or dry. These symptoms indicate that you might not be properly hydrated, and that the body is unable to cool itself down.

The main indicator of severe heatstroke and what leads to serious bodily injury is when your body’s internal temperature increases to 40⁰C (104⁰F) or higher.

Dangers of heatstroke

Heatstroke is a major concern throughout the Thai summer. After lengthy exposure to heat and the sun without proper access to shade or water, your body will become dehydrated and eventually overheat. The associated dangers of this include brain and heart damage, as well as other harmful effects to the kidneys, muscles, and liver.

It’s imperative that a heatstroke a victim receives proper medical treatment as soon as possible. The goal of the treatment is to reduce the victim’s internal body temperature. Treatment by evaporative cooling is effective and easily performed by misting the skin with lukewarm water, and then evaporating the water using a fan.

Another method that is less commonly used is to put ice packs around the armpits, neck, back, and groin.

If treatment isn’t immediately provided, serious, and sometimes irreversible complications can occur. As well, the longer a victim goes without treatment, the chances of death dramatically increase.

Tips in avoiding heatstroke

The good news is that heatstroke can be avoided in high temperatures by following these simple suggestions:

Staying properly hydrated allows your body to cool off naturally through sweating. Drinking plenty of water is the best option – and it’s best to stay away from alcoholic or sugary drinks. Lightweight clothing, that isn’t too tight, will also allow your body to cool properly.

Be cautious if you have an increased risk of heatstroke. Remember that certain medications may affect the body’s ability to cool off or regulate temperature properly. Additionally, if you have not spent much time in the hot weather, and your body has not become acclimated to the high temperatures, you are more susceptible to heatstroke than someone who is already accustomed to the heat.

Don’t over exert yourself during the hottest part of the day. Instead, opt for doing the most labor-intensive tasks in the early morning or late evening, when the temperature is cooler. Also, never ever sit or leave someone sitting in a parked car, even if the windows are cracked and the vehicle is parked in the shade. The car’s internal temperature can become very hot very quickly.

By Dr. Chonlatit Chongboonprasert, Emergency Physician, Emergency Center, Bumrungrad Hospital