Thursday, August 26, 2010

Kangaroo care

Its a miracle some are lucky to witness in only proves what we have known always...a mother's touch is indeed divine...Well now to the story......An Australian mother gave birth to twins after a 3hr labour in March..the doc came in and asked the mother did u name him...she told Jamie and the doc told sorry to say Jamie didnt make it. Born at 27 weeks weighing just 2lbs, the doc tried around 20 minutes to revive the baby and then gave him to the parents for saying good-byes. Kate, the mother, then removed the blanket and held him close to her body and started talking to him and cuddling him....after five minutes the baby started moving...but when nurse called doc he didnt turn up and send mid-wife telling its just reflex....after two hours, when the baby was given breast milk in his mom's finger, he started breathing normally. Thats when the doc came and pronounced its a miracle...
Kangaroo care is a technique which is being promoted at an increasing number of hospitals in Australia and is based on skin-to-skin contact between a new-born and a parent or even siblings. The idea behind the technique-which takes its name after the way kangaroos hold their young in a pouch next to their bodies-is that mothers become a human incubator, keeping the baby warm, stimulated and fed. Pre-term and low birth-weight babies treated this way have also been shown to have lower infection rates, less severe illness and improved sleep patterns.
Its a refreshing to read such stories in todays times of natural and man-made disasters and proves still theres goodness around...

Monday, August 9, 2010

Secret of Happiness

Is there a secret? New studies show that happiness comes from enjoying life with minimalist material things. So the first advice they give is learn to live life with only 100 personal things. That means ur wardrobe and toiletries should be reduced to that number. Well for those who think that we dont have that many, dont complain. U shud be already happy. The studies show that people are happier when they spend on experiences than material goods. When u buy a new car, the joy lasts as long as ur neighbour or relative has an inferior model. As soon as they upgrade, u feel inadequate. But with experiences, this comparison is not possible. Like the trip u had to Europe or some exotic Caribbean island. Skeptics telling this is all due to recession and people just dont have money to spend. On a different take, if u have money u can have the costliest desserts in the world. While the Frrozen Haute Chocolate costs a mind-blowing $ 25,000, the opulence sundae costs $1000. The first one needs to be ordered 2 weeks in advance and the latter, 48hrs. See the snaps. Its 24carat edible Swiss gold with 23 carat edible gold leaf. They give an 18 carat golden spoon to eat, which u can take home. So wat u think??Having millions does help or wat?? To learn more about a simple life, visit
Facebook and twitter highlight ways popular to quit any job. Most people dream of the day when they can say to their tyrant boss' face to just zip off. But a flight steward became the hero of millions when he quit his job in style. Steven Slater had an argument with a passenger while the flight was taxing and got pissed off. He just went to the airplane intercom called profanities, took 2 beers and then pressed the switch for the emergency inflatable slide and bounced out. Well he got arrested later and was out on bail. Any grand ideas u can imagine to better this one??