Friday, November 24, 2017

Jennifer Lopez - Let's Get Loud



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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Michael Jackson -Remember the Time (Official Video)



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Michael Jackson - Rock With You (Official Video)



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10 Common Electrical Problems Around The Home

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When it comes to household electrics, your safety is paramount. Flickering lights, high bills and damaged appliances can all be a sign of electrical problems on your home circuit. Identify problems from the list below, as well as the most appropriate solution.

1. FREQUENT ELECTRICAL SURGES

Electrical surges can be caused by anything from lightning strikes, damage to power lines, faulty appliances and bad electrical wiring in the house. While an actual surge only lasts a microsecond, frequent surges can damage the electrical components connected to your home, degrading their life expectancy significantly.
If you experience frequent electrical surges, the culprit is probably an electrical device connected to the home grid or the wiring itself. Try removing any cheaply made devices or powerboards from the outlet to see if this prevents the surges. Otherwise, it might be time to consult a professional electrician.

2. SAGS AND DIPS IN POWER

Like electrical surges, sags and dips in electrical supply can often be attributed to devices connected to your power grid that are faulty or made with substandard materials, and draw a lot of power when they are turned on.

3. LIGHT SWITCHES NOT WORKING PROPERLY

Dimmer switches that don’t adjust light properly can often be attributed to shoddy workmanship or sub-standard products.
If you have just moved into a new house and find switches that don’t seem to activate anything at all, this might be a sign the switches have been superseded and fixtures removed, or it could be a fault in the outlet, circuit or wiring. Consult with an electrician if you’re experiencing issues with switches in your house.

4. CIRCUIT BREAKER TRIPPING FREQUENTLY

High wattage items like microwaves and hairdryers can trip circuit breakers, particularly when other power consuming items are used on the same source. A circuit breaker is designed to protect you and your home, so when it does trip, that’s a sign it’s doing its job.
Look at what you were using when it tripped. If it was a hair dryer, try using the low setting. Alternatively, limit the electrical usage on a single circuit while high watt devices are in use.

5. CIRCUIT OVERLOAD

One of the biggest causes of frequent circuit breaker tripping is the overloading of power boards. Most homes and apartments, even newer ones, don’t have enough power points to cater to, for example, a complete home entertainment unit setup. If circuit breakers in your home are tripping frequently, it could be down to circuit overload. Prevent this by:
  • Never daisy-chain power boards.
  • Remove devices that aren’t in use (for example, phone chargers still draw power even when not connected).
  • Spread your electrical needs around. Don’t overburden a single circuit.
  • Be mindful of how you connect devices around the home – what’s in use, and what is unnecessary.

6. LIGHTS TOO BRIGHT OR DIM

If some lights around the house seem excessively bright but others are dim, then there’s two probable causes:
  1. Different types of lights with different wattage: Check that all the globes are identical.
  2. Bad main neutral connection: This will continue to cause problems for the home until it is fixed by a professional.

7. ELECTRICAL SHOCKS

An electrical shock is a nasty experience. Even though they are usually pretty mild, something akin to a static shock, they remind us that electricity is dangerous when not probably utilised.
Electrical shocks typically happen when you turn a device on or off. The issue could be with the appliance, or it could be in the wiring. You can test this by plugging in another device and seeing if the results are reproducible, however you’re just risking another electrical shock. In most cases, it might be better to speak with an electrician.

8. HIGH ELECTRICAL BILL

Reducing the cost of your electrical bill could include:
  • Switching to a more cost effective provider
  • Identifying electrical devices that may be causing power surges
  • Patching leaks in the hot water system
  • Unplugging appliances and chargers when not in use
  • Repairing damaged wiring or circuits

9. LIGHT BULBS BURNING OUT TOO OFTEN

There are a number of reasons your lights can be burning out too often:
  • Wattage is too high
  • Insulation is too close to the light
  • Bad wiring on the circuit
  • Bad wiring on the mains
  • On a dimmer switch, too much total wattage on one switch
  • If flickering there is probably a poor connection on the circuit.
Isolating the issue can be tricky for non-professionals. If you’re going through light bulbs like it’s nobody’s business, it it might be worth reaching out to an electrician to help identify the root cause of light bulb burnouts.

10. RECESSED LIGHT ‘GOES OUT’ AND COMES BACK ON

Recessed lighting (like downlights) are equipped with safety devices that cut out power to the light when it gets too hot. You’re either using too high wattage on the bulb, or insulation in the ceiling is too close to the bulb.

Check for excessive heat

Check overhead lights every so often:
  • Are they producing excessive heat?
  • What is the total wattage on the circuit?
  • Are they insulated properly?
Overheated lighting can be a fire risk, so be sure test regularly.

WHAT TO DO IF PROBLEMS PERSIST

If electrical problems are ongoing around your home, you should consider contacting a "licensed" electrician. Safety around the home is paramount, so don’t leave anything to change. Get in touch with a professional, like your local Platinum Electrician, to help diagnose the problems with your home electricals for peace of mind and safety assurance.
Note: What I know in every country or local city usually has their own law or bill implementing on how to deal with electrical problems and about to achieve  to become a licensed electrician.
Unplug unused gadget chargers and appliances and day in or day out Christmas lights to cool down the electrical wires. Conserve Energy.
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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Michael Jackson - Heal The World (Official Video)



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Michael Jackson - Earth Song (Official Video)



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Various Artists - We Are The World 25 for Haiti



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DISEASE OUTBREAK What's the difference between an epidemic, an endemic and a pandemic?



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DISEASE OUTBREAK 

What is the difference between an epidemic, an endemic and a pandemic? Outbreak terms explained

When more cases of a disease than expected are recorded in one area it is declared an outbreak

OUTBREAKS of disease can spread rapidly and kill thousands but what is the difference between an endemic, epidemic and pandemic?
Here's everything you need to know.
Outbreaks of infectious diseases can quickly kill thousands.

What is an outbreak?

When more cases of a disease than expected are recorded in one area an outbreak is declared.
The area could be a small community or extend to several countries.
An outbreak could even be a single case of a contagious disease new to a community or not seen for a long time.
Outbreaks can last for a few days, weeks or even several years.
There are three types of outbreak an endemic, an epidemic or a pandemic.

What is an endemic?

A endemic is an outbreak that occurs at a predictable rate in a certain area or among a set population.
Chickenpox is classed as an endemic as it occurs at a high but predictable rate amongst youngsters.
Endemics remain at a steady state, but do not disappear from a population.
A pandemic can stretch around the globe and will affect a large number of people.

What is an epidemic?

An epidemic will see a disease rapidly spread amongst a large number of people in a given population.
During an epidemic the disease will normally spread in two weeks or less.
There have been 14 epidemics since 2010, including the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, which killed 11,300 people between 2013 and 2016.
In 2003 the SARS outbreak was classed as an epidemic - it killed nearly 800 people.

What is a pandemic?

A pandemic is the worldwide spread of a new infectious disease.
It stretches over a larger area, infects more people and causes more deaths than an epidemic.
In history there have been a number of devastating pandemics including smallpox, tuberculosis and the black death, which killed more than 75million people in 1350.
In 2009 a pandemic of swine flu  killed 14,286 people worldwide.
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What Are Epidemics, Pandemics, and Outbreaks?

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Epidemic vs. Pandemic vs. Endemic

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Endemic: a disease that exists permanently in a particular region or population. 
Malaria is a constant worry in parts 
of Africa.

Epidemic: An outbreak of disease that attacks 
many peoples at about the same time and may 
spread through one or several communities.



Pandemic: When an epidemic spreads throughout
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NUTELLA KRISPIE TREATS (No Bake)

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Background:
“Rice Krispies treat has long been a favorite snack or dessert whose popularity seems to have not diminished, instead is enjoying a surge in popularity because of some trending ingredient like Nutella.
This rice cereal treat was invented in 1927 by two ladies, Malitta Jensen and Mildred Day of the Kellogg company. It was at the home economics department that this treat was born as a fund raiser for Camp Fire Girls.
The Rice Krispies breakfast cereal, on the other hand, was created by Eugene McKay and Clinton Rindisbacher, also of the Kellogg Company. It is crisped rice that is hollow in the middle with a thin wall that is crispy and crunchy. The wall is so thin that when you add milk, the wall collapses making that now legendary sound – snap, crackle, pop.”
Ingredients:
6 tablespoons salted butter
10 ounces, large marshmallows
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup Nutella
6 cups Rice Krispies
1 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
1 cup pecans, finely chopped
5 ounces, semi-sweet chocolate, melted
Instructions:
1. In big shallow pan, heat butter until it melts 4 tablespoons butter over low heat. Throw in marshmallows, salt and mix until all is melted. Midway cooking as it melts, add Nutella. Once Nutella and marshmallows are melted, add 2 tablespoons of butter again and mix until well combined
2. In another stove, melt semi-sweet chocolate using a double boiler until no lumps left. Turn off heat and let it cool just a little.
3. Add rice krispies to a large mixing bowl and fold in the Nutella mixture. Halfway, before it gets combined, add mini marshmallows and keep on folding until well incorporated.
4. Quickly spread mixture into a well greased large rectangular pan. Sprinkle with the pecans. I added some butterscotch chips. Drizzle melted semi-sweet chocolate in zig-zags all over the top of the treats.
5. Allow to set (refrigerate for 30 minutes), then cut into squares.
6. Enjoy!
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Friday, November 17, 2017

Michael Jackson - Smooth Criminal (Official Video)



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Michael Jackson - Beat It (Official Video)


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A Weakness turns into Strength watch



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Monday, November 13, 2017

Taylor Swift - Our Song



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Taylor Swift - Ours



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Bronchopneumonia Symptoms, Treatment,Test , Complications and Outlook

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What is bronchopneumonia?

Pneumonia is a category of lung infections. It occurs when viruses, bacteria, or fungi cause inflammation and infection in the alveoli (tiny air sacs) in the lung. Bronchopneumonia, or lobular pneumonia, is a type of pneumonia that also causes inflammation in the bronchi. These are the air passages that feed air into the lungs.
Someone with bronchopneumonia may have trouble breathing because their airways are constricted. Due to inflammation, their lungs may not get enough air. Symptoms of bronchopneumonia can be mild or severe.

Symptoms of bronchopneumonia in adults and children

Symptoms of bronchopneumonia may be very similar to other types of pneumonia. This condition often begins with flu-like symptoms that can become more severe over a few days. The symptoms include:
  • fever
  • a cough that brings up mucus
  • shortness of breath
  • chest pain
  • rapid breathing
  • sweating
  • chills
  • headaches
  • muscle aches
  • pleurisy, or chest pain that results from inflammation due to excessive coughing
  • fatigue
  • confusion or delirium, especially in older people
The symptoms may be especially serious in people with weakened immune systems or other illnesses.

Symptoms in children

Children and infants may display symptoms differently. While coughing is the most common symptom in infants, they may also have:
  • a rapid heart rate
  • low blood oxygen levels
  • retractions of chest muscles
  • irritability
  • decreased interest in feeding, eating, or drinking
  • fever
  • congestion
  • difficulty sleeping
See a doctor right away if you have symptoms of pneumonia. It’s impossible to know which type of pneumonia you have without a thorough exam from your doctor.

How does bronchopneumonia spread?

Many cases of bronchopneumonia are caused by bacteria. Outside the body, the bacteria are contagious and can spread between people in close proximity through sneezes and coughs. A person becomes infected by breathing in the bacteria.
Common bacterial causes of bronchopneumonia include:
The condition is commonly contracted in a hospital setting. People who come to the hospital for treatment of other illnesses often have a compromised immune system. Being sick affects how the body normally fights off bacteria. Under these conditions, the body will have difficulty tackling a new infection. Pneumonia that occurs in a hospital setting may also be the result of bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics.

What are the risk factors for developing bronchopneumonia?

Age: People who are 65 or older and children who are 2 or younger have a higher risk for developing bronchopneumonia and complications from the condition.
Environmental: People who work in, or often visit, hospital or nursing home facilities have a higher risk for developing bronchopneumonia.
Lifestyle: Smoking, poor nutrition, and a history of heavy alcohol use can increase your risk for bronchopneumonia.
Medical conditions: Having certain medical conditions can increase your risk for developing this type of pneumonia. These include:
  • chronic lung disease, such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • HIV/AIDS
  • having a weakened immune system due to chemotherapy or the use of immunosuppressive drugs
  • chronic disease, such as heart disease or diabetes
  • autoimmune disease, such as rheumatoid arthritis or lupus
  • cancer
  • chronic cough
  • swallowing difficulties
  • ventilator support
If you’re in one of the risk groups, talk to your doctor about prevention and management tips.

How will your doctor test for bronchopneumonia?

Only a doctor can diagnose bronchopneumonia. Your doctor will begin by conducting a physical exam and asking about your symptoms. They’ll use a stethoscope to listen for wheezing and other abnormal breath sounds. They’ll also listen for places in your chest where it’s harder to hear your breathing. Sometimes, if your lungs are infected or full of fluid, your doctor may notice that your breath sounds aren’t as loud as expected.
They may also send you for tests to rule out other possible causes that could lead to similar symptoms. Other conditions include bronchitis, bronchial asthma, or lobar pneumonia. The tests may include:
TestsResults
Chest X-rayBronchopneumonia will usually show up as multiple patchy areas of infection, usually in both lungs and mostly at the lung bases.
Complete blood count (CBC)A high number of total white blood cells, along with high numbers of certain types of white blood cells, may indicate a bacterial infection.
Blood or sputum culturesThese tests show the type of organism causing the infection.
CT scanA CT scan provides a more detailed look at the lung tissues.
BronchoscopyThis lighted instrument can take a closer at the breathing tubes and take samples of lung tissue, while checking for infection and other lung conditions.
Pulse oximetryThis is a noninvasive and simple test that measures the percentage of oxygen in the blood stream. The lower the number, the lower your oxygen level.
 

How do you treat bronchopneumonia?

Treatment options for bronchopneumonia include both at-home treatments and medical treatments by prescription.

At-home care

Viral bronchopneumonia normally doesn’t require medical treatment unless it’s severe. It typically improves on its own in two weeks. Bacterial or fungal causes of bronchopneumonia may require medication.

Medical treatment

Your doctor will prescribe antibiotics if a bacterium is the cause of your pneumonia. Most people begin to feel better within three to five days after starting antibiotics. It’s important that you finish your entire course of antibiotics to prevent the infection from returning and to make sure it completely clears.
In cases of a viral infection like influenza, your doctor may prescribe antivirals to help reduce the length of your illness and the severity of your symptoms.

Hospital care

You may need to go to the hospital if your infection is severe and you meet any of the following criteria:
  • you’re over age 65
  • you have difficulty breathing
  • you have chest pain
  • you have rapid breathing
  • you have low blood pressure
  • you show signs of confusion
  • you need breathing assistance
  • you have chronic lung disease
Treatment in the hospital may include intravenous (IV) antibiotics and fluids. If your blood oxygen levels are low, you may receive oxygen therapy to help them return to normal.

Complications

Complications from bronchopneumonia can occur depending on the cause of the infection. Common complications can include:
  • blood stream infections or sepsis
  • lung abscess
  • buildup of fluid around the lungs, known as a pleural effusion
  • respiratory failure
  • kidney failure
  • heart conditions such as heart failure, heart attacks, and irregular rhythms

Treatment in infants and children

Your doctor will prescribe antibiotics if your child has a bacterial infection. Home care to ease symptoms is also an important step in managing this condition. Make sure your child gets enough fluids and rest. Your doctor may suggest Tylenol to reduce fevers. An inhaler or nebulizer may be prescribed to help keep the airways as open as possible. In severe cases, a child may require hospitalization to receive IV fluids, medication, oxygen, and respiratory therapy.
Always ask your child’s doctor before giving cough medications. These are rarely recommended for children younger than age 6. Read more about hygiene habits for kids.

How to prevent bronchopneumonia

Simple care measures can reduce your risk of getting sick and developing bronchopneumonia. Read more on the right way to wash your hands.
Vaccinations can also help prevent certain types of pneumonia. Be sure to get your annual flu shot, as the flu can cause pneumonia. Common types of bacterial pneumonia can be prevented by the pneumococcal vaccines. These are available for both adults and children. Talk to your doctor to determine if these vaccines could benefit you or your family. Read more on vaccine schedules for infants and toddlers.

What’s the outlook for bronchopneumonia?

Most people who have bronchopneumonia recover within a few weeks. How long it takes to recover depends on several factors:
  • your age
  • how much of your lungs has been affected
  • the severity of the pneumonia
  • the type of organism causing the infection
  • your overall health and any underlying conditions
  • any complications you may have experienced
Not letting your body rest can result in a longer recovery period. People who are at a higher risk for this condition may develop severe, life-threatening complications, such as breathing failure, without treatment. See a doctor if you think you may have any type of pneumonia. They can make sure you have the correct diagnosis and are receiving the best treatment for your condition.

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