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Japan's March 11 earthquake/tsunami-caused nuclear disaster affects millions of people regionally and throughout the Northern Hemisphere. But you'd never know it from most major media reports, downplaying an unfolding catastrophe.
In fact, distinguished experts like Helen Caldicott long ago warned of inevitable nuclear disasters, especially in seismically active areas. On May 23, 2004, The Japan Times contributor Leuren Moret headlined, "Japan's deadly game of nuclear roulette," saying:
"Of all the places in all the world no one in their right mind would build scores of nuclear power plants, Japan would be pretty near the top of the list."
"Japan sits on top of four tectonic plates....and is one of the most tectonically active regions of the world. (There) is almost no geologic setting in the world more dangerous for nuclear power than Japan."
In 2004, Kobe University Seismologist/Professor Katsuhiko Ishibashi called the situation then "very scary. It's like a kamikaze terrorist wrapped in bombs just waiting to explode."

American cities like New York have no credible evacuation plans in case of nuclear disasters. Neither does Japan, its Fukushima response a clear example. In fact, however, there's no adequate plan possible in cases of catastrophic nuclear events. How and to where do you transfer millions of people. Abandoning the technology alone can work, a possibility not considered, at least not so far.
Japanese nuclear engineer Yoichi Kikuchi told Moret about serious longstanding safety problems at Japanese nuclear facilities, including cooling system cracks in pipes from reactor vibrations. Operators are thus "gambling in a dangerous game to increase profits and decrease government oversight," he said.
Former GE senior field engineer Kei Sugaoka agreed, saying:
"The scariest thing, on top of all the other problems, is that all the nuclear power plants are aging, causing a deterioration of piping and joints which are always exposed to strong radiation and heat."
As a result, Moret, like Caldicott, said:
"It is not a question of whether or not a nuclear disaster will occur in Japan (or most anywhere); it is a question of when it will occur," and if catastrophic enough, perhaps nothing can be done to contain it.
Moreover, all radiation, especially large amounts, is harmful, cumulative, permanent and unforgiving. Yet lunatic fringe, self-styled "nuclear experts" like Ann Coulter told Fox News host Bill O'Reilly that a "growing body of evidence (shows radiation) is actually good for you and reduces cases of cancer." Even O'Reilly reacted skeptically to the "hormesis" notion. Wikipedia calls it:
"the term for generally-favorable biological responses to low exposures to toxins and other stressors," including radiation.
Other toxins aside, no amount of radiation is safe. In her book "Nuclear Madness," Helen Caldicott explained:
"Lower doses of radiation can cause abnormalities of the immune system and can also cause leukemia five to ten years after exposure; (other) cancer(s), twelve to sixty years later; and genetic diseases and congenital anomalies in future generations."

5 greatest nuclear disaster in the world

Japan to improve the status of the Fukushima nuclear plant hazard level 4 to level 5, based on an international scale of nuclear danger. This status is similar to the nuclear crisis that hit the Three Mile Island, United States, 1979 last. But it is still below the level of nuclear accident of Chernobyl, Ukraine, 1986. Here's worst nuclear disaster of all time:

1. Chernobyl, Ukraine, 1986: Plant after the explosion of four trials, which caused a fire for 9 days and released at least 100 times higher than the radiation at Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs. Five people died instantly, but according to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the accident killed about 4000 people.

2. Kyshtym, Russia, 1957: Errors in the cooling system at Mayak plant explosion that resulted in the release of non-nuclear 80 tons of radioactive material. Approximately 10,000 people evacuated after there were reports of people melting the skin. At least 200 dead

3. Three Mile Island, United States, 1979: Cooling at the Pennsylvania plant is not functioning to cause the most in a single plant were destroyed and caused the release of radioactivity in small quantities. Approximately 140,000 people were evacuated, but no reports have been killed or injured

4. Windscale, England, 1957: Britain's first nuclear power core which radioactive material burned off. This incident caused 240 cases of cancer

5. Tokaimura, Japan, 1999: A number of high-level uranium enrichment results prepared by workers who do not qualify trigger nuclear reactions. Two workers were killed, 100 local workers and residents exposed to radioactive threatened.

Laughing "Help" Extend age Longer

Laughing! An easy thing and look trivial is not it? But who would have thought laughing and happiness can help prolong your life longer.

After reviewing dozens of studies of longevity, the scientists concluded that people who do not currently have a disease, when laughing and have a positive outlook on life will have aged much longer.

Reviews more than 160 studies found evidence that links an optimistic outlook for a healthy life, even stronger than that linking obesity with reduced longevity.

As quoted from page Telegraph, happiness does not extend the life of the people who are terminally ill, but it really can extend the life of the people who are still healthy. For a healthy, happiness seems to function as a protective someone from the disease.

Another possible mechanism is that happiness will encourage someone to adopt a healthy lifestyle. Meanwhile, the acute unhappiness will cause stress which in turn will reduce the immune response.

Scientists from the University of Illinois found a positive mood reduce stress-related hormones and enhance immune function.

Their study published in the journal Applied Psychology Health and Welfare, found happiness lead to faster recovery from exercise.

11 things that can make a baby smile

Some babies are already basically very friendly and happy smile. However, some others need a little "temptation" to make him smile. Here are the things that can make your baby smile at you.

1. Hide and seek
This is the most preferred action baby. Use a favorite blanket to hide your face, then Startle he appears suddenly, or just use your hands. Mild surprise will make her smile if not out loud.

2. Blow stomach
Babies are very like the touch. Blowing wind with your mouth stick will cause the sounds and feeling of tingling in his skin. Do this to the abdomen, hands, or soles of his feet. Soon, he will try to follow you to do the sounds with his own mouth.

3. Pretend to eat fingers and toes
Babies love when parents pretend to suck his fingers, even children aged 2 years also like to be treated like this.

4. Make bubbles
Babies are very interested in interesting shapes floating bubbles. If you see a class of little babies are blown balloon, you'll see the babies will try to reach these bubbles and hold it. Make sure the inflatable bubble material that is safe for your baby. Usually blow bubbles can be played with the children who are old enough.

5. Joint family
Babies will feel more comfortable when he could see other family members. Whether it's his brother, father, grandfather, or grandmother, but make sure not too crowded. Sounds that are too crowded can make it feel uncomfortable or too noisy.

6. Movement kidding
Babies love attention, and play in front of your face no matter how embarrassing, he would smile and laugh. Even sneezing in front of him could make him laugh, amused. No wonder many parents play stupid and weird faces in front of her son.

7. Favorite character
Children love toys, fluffy, light-colored, and may be emitted sounds funny. No wonder Elmo doll that can remove noises sold in the market. Dolls of favorite characters will make baby smile.

8. Songs and music
Babies love music and songs. "Repetition is the key to making your child knows and likes his music," explained Dr. Natalie Geary, a pediatrician from New York. Babies love to see, do, and hear at the same time so they can release a sense of upset and may have experienced and try something she exclaimed. If you smile and look happy of a song or a game, then kept repeating, over time he would like too.

9. Pets
Besides dolls, pets was also able to make a child smile. However, for infants who are still too small, it is not advisable to bring it closer to pets. Because the baby still has no immunity that can fight a lot of germs or viruses. Enough to make him see the animals from a distance only.

10. Imitate animal sounds
Babies love to hear funny voices. Try to follow the sounds of various animals, like the sound of horses, pigs, birds, or monkeys. Let your child, your spouse also may be part of it laughing.

11. If all fails, it's time tingly
Tingly baby gently can definitely make her smile and laugh. It is also important to build ties touch and closeness. The touch is important to make the baby know that the people who really keep her focus, she will feel safe and comfortable.

8 things that can make you forgetful

Often forgotten and difficult to remember something? Could be, there is a problem that makes your brain recording system is disturbed.

If you have a habit of forgetting should not be underestimated. Find out what causes you easily forget the past eight the following signs:

1. High blood sugar levels
Storage memory can be disrupted due to high blood sugar. Beware, this condition can interfere with the brain associated with memory. If you have a family history of diabetes, you should control your sugar intake. Do also test blood sugar regularly.

And do not forget to keep a healthy diet and stay active. Walking is one effective alternative to prevent diabetes.

2. Less Rest
Brains rely on sleep activities to keep the new memory. In one study, respondents who sleep six hours a night for two weeks might not feel the lack of sleep. However, after the memory tests substantially, a result they are difficult given the short-term memory.

Sharpen your memory with a priority of adequate rest. If you can not, try doing a short sleep for six minutes while the body feels tired. This method can improve performance and lead to important memory processes in the brain.

3. Snore
Snoring can not only interfere with sleep quality, but also can reduce memory. Snoring during sleep, your airway will be blocked, so the cutting oxygen a few seconds at a time and causes the brain cells 'hunger'.

According to studies, men were more frequent snoring than women. And, other risk factors, this habit could arise due to being overweight or aged over 40 years.

Well, if you or your spouse have a habit of snoring, you should consult your doctor. You may need to wear special devices to cope with snoring during sleep for the flow of oxygen can pass into the brain. That way, your memory can be increased again.

4. Metabolism decreases
If this happens, chances are you have a thyroid problem. Thyroid hormones control the body's metabolism. If the production is too much or too little can disrupt brain cells, which can slow the entry of information into the brain. Solution: do not hurt you to see her doctor to solve this problem.

5. More than 65 years of age
At this age, humans will be more difficult to absorb vitamin B12 from food. Serious B12 deficiency can cause Alzheimer's disease or dementia. Therefore, seiringnya gets older, do consult with your doctor to find out how to increase your intake of B12, for example with the supplements. Besides the elderly, vegetarians adherents also often deficient in vitamin B12. \

6. Depressed
Patients with major depression also experienced a disruption in brain cells. In fact, when the depression lasts, there is the possibility of this condition can kill brain cells, causing memory 'degenerate'.

The solution, immediately seek treatment. The reason, more and more brain cells are 'missing', memory will become increasingly difficult to increase.

7. Eating allergy medication or sleeping pills
Drugs to cope with problems such as insomnia, allergies, and impaired planning, it also can cause impaired brain function. Thus, before taking this medication should consult your doctor for your memory does not go distracted.

8. Too much consumption of drugs
If the consume five or more drugs, you are a higher risk of memory disorders. Therefore, make sure your doctor knows all medications you consume. If a pharmacy ads look tempting, do not immediately tempted. We recommend minimizing the consumption of OTC drugs or only in accordance with the prescription drug consumption.