High blood pressure is redefined as 130/80 mm Hg in US instead of 140/80 mm Hg

LOS ANGELES: High blood pressure was redefined Monday (Nov 13) by the American Heart Association, which said the disease should be treated sooner, when it reaches 130/80 mm Hg, not the previous limit of 140/90.

Doctors now recognise that complications “can occur at those lower numbers,” said the first update to comprehensive US guidelines on blood pressure detection and treatment since 2003.

A diagnosis of the new high blood pressure does not necessarily mean a person needs to take medication, but that “it’s a yellow light that you need to be lowering your blood pressure, mainly with non-drug approaches,” said Paul Whelton, lead author of the guidelines published in the American Heart Association journal, Hypertension, and the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
Healthy lifestyle changes include losing weight, exercising more, eating healthier, avoiding alcohol and salt, quitting smoking and avoiding stress.

Previously, one in three (32%) had the condition, which is the second leading cause of preventable heart disease and stroke, after cigarette smoking. (more…)

Pulau Pinang dilanda banjir – tapi kali ni lagi teruk!

Penang dan banjir tak dapat dipisahkan. Setiap kali hujan, mesti rakyat Pulau Pinang takut dan doa minta jauhkan segala musibah. Tapi, malangnya rakyat tak dapat nak buat apa – apa sebab banjir di Penang bukan satu perkara baharu. Dah 119 kali dah dok banjir.

Tak mau cakap banyak, meh tengok berita dan gambar – gambar yang aku cilop dari laman sosial. Sebelum tu, mai kita tengok apa yang Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang, YB Lim Guan Eng cakap :

 _”Beliau harus ingat, masalah banjir di Kelantan bukan kerana ada banjir tetapi puncanya kerana 100 ribu hektar, hutan simpan telah diratah dan ditebang. Ini menyebabkan banjir jadi lebih serius. Selepas itu ada mangsa banjir 2014 masih belum dapat rumah”_

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Sultan Nazrin : Vernacular School Students Should Master Bahasa

Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah of Perak said vernacular schools must ensure their students master the Malay language comparable to, if not better than, students in national schools.

He said mastering the national language should be made one of the key indices of vernacular schools.

“The success of the vernacular schools in getting their pupils to master the national language will help build a united nation and minimise the uneasiness of some communities towards vernacular schools,” he said.

The Perak ruler said it was contradictory and ironic that a Malaysian citizen could not understand, speak, write and read in the national language, which is the identity of the nation. (more…)

BadRabbit, serangan siber terbaharu

 

KIEV 25 Okt. – Sebuah serangan siber dikenali sebagai ‘BadRabbit’ berjaya melumpuhkan Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa Ukraine dan tiga agensi media utama Rusia semalam sebelum dikenalpasti oleh pakar IT di Jerman semalam waktu tempatan.

Semua operasi penerbangan terpaksa dihentikan untuk seketika dan pakar IT sedang menjalankan siasatan berhubung serangan siber ini.

BadRabbit dipercayai kini sedang menular ke dua buah negara lain termasuk Jerman, Turki dan Bulgaria ketika ini.
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Fahami hak pembeli rumah elakkan penipuan

Penulis :  Dr Mona Isa

KISAH penipuan membabitkan penjualan banglo harga murah bukanlah satu perkara yang baharu.

Beberapa syarikat berpayungkan hartanah dilaporkan pernah menyebabkan kerugian jutaan ringgit.

Terkini kerugian awam sebanyak RM6.10 juta melalui penjualan banglo pada harga murah, baru-baru ini jelas menunjukkan bahawa sehingga kini tahap pengetahuan masyarakat mengenai asas pemilikan dan hak-hak sebagai pembeli hartanah kediaman masih rendah. (more…)