Interesting blog about sunscreen.
Read it here.
Interesting blog about sunscreen.
Read it here.
Parents and Twi-Hards, LISTEN up!
Fans of Twilight and The Vampire Diaries can’t get enough of the vampire craze, but they may be taking their love of the supernatural beings a little too far. A new trend shows that teens are now biting each other to show their love and affection.
A new report shows that marking someone can be considered a form of physical abuse.
Also, when the bites are hard enough to draw blood, the trend can be a dangerous one. Medical officials say “That can be an entry for bacteria to get into the skin. You can set up for potentially some serious skin infections.”
There are more fatal traffic accidents during the Fourth of July weekend than any other weekend of the year. More than 400 Americans are expected to die on the highways over the holiday weekend.
July fourth is typically the worst day of the year for traffic fatalities. Although data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety shows July fourth is the deadliest day to travel, six of the 10 days with the most deaths were also holidays or near holidays. July 2 and July 3 are also in the top 10 worst days to travel.
Also, more motorcyclists are killed on July fourth than any other day. As you might have guessed, with the weekend barbeques and drinking, 41 percent of the deaths on July fourth involved people with high blood alcohol concentrations, as did 51 percent of the deaths on January first.
Top-10 days for traffic accidents:
10. September 2nd
9. July 2nd
8. August 12th
7. August 4th
6. August 6th
5. January 1st
4. August 3rd
3. December 23rd
2. July 3rd
1. July 4th
Wouldn’t be nice to wake up Tuesday and say “what a weekend”! Please drink responsibly. – Justin
Dad pulls a tooth, WITH A ROCKET!
The hot new ingredient in sunscreens may be –broccoli. Inflammation and redness are key measures of future skin cancer risk.
Researchers at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine are finding out that not only
is broccoli a potent cancer-fighter when you eat it, applying a smear of an
extract found in broccoli sprouts to skin reduced inflammation by nearly 40%.
The antioxidants in the compound apparently activate skin’s own cancer-fighting
ability by boosting production of protective enzymes and it works for days, even
after it’s washed off. Show share with your friends and let’em know you heard it from Justin in the morning!
With the serious accident this morning on Highway 108, I found this info. Now I’m not sure exactly how the accident happened, but if you ever find yourself behind the wheel of a runaway car, maybe you’ll remember these tips. – Justin Flores (Star 92.7 Morning Show)
HOW TO STOP A RUNAWAY CAR!
Gas pedal stuck? Consumer Reports hit the test track to try and figure out the best way to stop a runaway car.
* First they accelerated to 60 mph and hit the brakes with the accelerator still floored. Once the brakes were applied, the vehicles began fighting the driver. The transmissions downshifted trying to maintain speed.
* Instead of holding the brakes, the driver tried pumping them. This test confirmed that pumping the brakes is a really bad strategy. Power brakes rely on engine vacuum to provide additional brake pressure. At full throttle, the engine doesn’t generate any vacuum. So as soon as the driver removed and reapplied pressure to the brake pedal, the power assist disappeared and stopping the car became hopeless. Consumer Reports’ test engineer said: “There was no way I could push hard enough on the brakes to slow the car down when the engine was fighting me.”
* Bottom line: The best strategy to stop a runaway car is to press and hold the brakes and shift into neutral. Modern cars have rev limiters, which will protect the engine from over-revving. Even if your car doesn’t, don’t worry about your engine’s life — worry about your own.
(From Justin) : Ever have an out-of-control or runaway car? What did you do? Become a registered user of this website, it’s free, and comment please.
How sharp are your food-safety skills? Check them against these guidelines provided by the Partnership for Food Safety Education, a coalition of private groups and public agencies.
Before being cooked, chicken should be rinsed thoroughly under running water and patted dry.
FALSE: Rinsing poultry increases the risk that you’ll splatter salmonella and other contaminants around, outweighing the benefits of washing. Your best bet is to cook it until the meat inside is 165 degrees as measured by a food thermometer.
The best way to make sure a hamburger’s safe to eat is to cook it until the inside meat is brown.
FALSE: Cook ground meat just until a food thermometer says it’s 160 degrees. This will also keep you from overcooking your food.
You should wash cantaloupes and other melons before cutting them.
TRUE — and it’s true for any vegetable with a skin or rind, whether you eat it or not. Your knife blade could carry pathogens into the part you eat.
If you eat something suspicious but haven’t fallen ill after 48 hours, you’re in the clear.
FALSE: Incubation periods for food-borne illnesses range from 12 hours to a week or more; listeria can take up to 70 days.
Cutting boards need to be sanitized in the dishwasher or with chlorine bleach.
TRUE: It’s not necessary every day, but the board should be sanitized. Outside the dishwasher, use soap and hot water, then coat it with a solution of one tablespoon of unscented bleach to one gallon of water. Let it stand a few minutes, then rinse and dab dry with paper towel.
You can make sure sprouts aren’t contaminated by rinsing them thoroughly.
FALSE: The seeds from which sprouts sprout are often contaminated with E. coli or salmonella, and even thorough washing won’t help. People with compromised immune systems in particular should avoid eating raw sprouts.
You shouldn’t ever put hot food in the fridge.
FALSE: If you’re not going to eat it right away, you should divide hot food into small portions in shallow containers and stick them in the fridge. Bacteria multiply at temperatures between 40 and about 140 degrees, and food left in that range for more than about two hours is no longer safe to eat.