Drinking Too Much Water Can Kill You
By Dietitian, Juliette Kellow BSc RD
Health experts constantly encourage us to drink enough water to prevent dehydration and aim for 6-8 glasses a day. But after mum of two Dawn Page suffered an epileptic fit and was left brain damaged following advice to drink an extra four litres of water a day as part of an extreme detox diet, many of us have started wondering whether it’s possible to have too much of a good thing.
The answer in short, is yes! Like anything we consume, drinking excessive and extreme amounts of fluid – usually water – can result in ‘water intoxication’, a potentially fatal condition
CaseClosed2:.I suspect if you consume a lot of fruit and vegetables which contain a lot of water you dpn’t need to drink too many glasses of water. And if you don’t eat a lot of fruit and vegetables, you could drink as much water as you want. Our bodies are made up of mostly water so it does make sense you could be over doing it if you drink too much water.Learn how much water is too much water…
We should want to know whether or not there are sex offenders living near us, especially if we have children. Once a sex offender takes advantage of a child, that child will never be the same again. The offender took away the child’s innocence. Don’t let that happen to your child. Take a look to see if there are sex offenders living near you…
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A 2-year-old girl is recovering in the hospital after falling out the window of her third floor apartment building in Brooklyn.
It happened just before 7:30 p.m. Wednesday on 44th Street in Borough Park.
Why wasn’t there a windowguard on the window where the child fell?
Comments: I see a major lawsuit forthcoming
|IT’S THE LAW: BUILDING OWNERS MUST INSTALL WINDOW GUARDS
Recent Falls Give Grim Reminder that Window Guards Are Required
||<!– –>NEW YORK CITY – April 21, 2005 – The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) today reminded owners of multiple-dwelling buildings that they are legally required to install window guards in apartments
where children 10 years or younger reside. Additionally, tenants are required to inform their landlord when they have children ages 10 and younger living in their apartment.
“Recent incidents should remind New Yorkers how critically important it is to have window guards installed properly, as required by law,” said DOHMH Commissioner Thomas R. Frieden, MD, MPH. “One preventable fall is one too many. Both building owners and tenants have a responsibility to stop these falls from happening. Building owners must install window guards as required by law, and tenants must notify landlords when they have children 10 and younger living with them. Taking these simple steps can help prevent tragedies.”
Window guards must be installed and maintained by the owner, manager or agent of a multiple dwelling (defined as a building with three or more units) – not by the tenant. Every year, building owners are also required to provide forms that allow tenants to report children living in the apartment, and to request installation of window guards.
Tenants also should use the form to indicate whether window guards need repair, or to request window guards even if no children live in the apartment. By law, window guards must be installed in an apartment if a child ten years of age or younger resides there, and tenants may not refuse installation. The law also allows anyone to request window guards, which the building owner must then install.
If a child/children 10 years or younger lives in your apartment, OR if you provide child care services in your apartment, you must:
- Inform the landlord of that fact.
- Let the landlord come in to install window guards.
- Not take down window guards once they are installed.
- Not make alterations to window guards.
- Not remove any part of a window guard.
Tenants who have contact their landlord to install or repair window guards and who have not received a response should call 311 to file a complaint; building owners can also call 311 to report tenants who refuse to have these guards installed as required by law
DOHMH-Approved Window Guards and Proper Installation
If you or your child can fit your head through, over or under a window guard, then it is not installed properly. All DOHMH-approved window guards have a manufacturer’s approval number imprinted on a vertical stile of the guard; and must be appropriate for the type of window in which they are being installed. New Yorkers who have questions regarding window guard installation, types of approved window guards and where to purchase them, or those who would like a copy of the law or educational materials may contact DOHMH’s Window Falls Prevention Program by calling 311.
The Health Department offers the following guidelines to determine if your DOHMH-approved window guards are properly installed:
- On “double-hung” windows, two L-shaped stops should be screwed into the window’s tracks – one on each side – to keep the bottom window from being opened too high.
- The space above or below the window guard must be no more than 4.5 inches of space, even when the window is opened all the way.
- The window guard must be installed tight on both sides with special screws approved by DOHMH.
- Window guards installed onto rotting or loose window frames could cause the guard to fall out.
Additional recommendations to prevent window falls
- Carefully check window guards periodically to assure they still are securely installed
- Keep children off balconies and terraces and keep balcony and terrace doors locked when not occupied by an adult
- Even if you don’t have children living at home, it’s a good idea to install window guards, especially if children frequently visit
- Never let your child play:
- on fire escapes
- on balconies or terraces
- on rooftops
- in hallways with windows that do not have window guards, or
- near elevator shafts
but she went about it the wrong way. You should not beat your teenage sons in public. White America loves to see this happen, yet, they don’t beat their kids in public. They discipline them at home which is what this mom should have done, but what is done, is done. I hope her 16-year-old son doesn’t get into any more trouble later down the line and because of the images of his mom kicking his butt doesn’t cause him to be more embarrassed and retaliate and rebel. At sixteen does he know he doesn’t hold his mom accountable when he’s a man, but time will tell.
If by some miracle he wins, here is how life in the United States will be. …I know some people will be excited if he wins…The sit on the couch all day smoking weed and playing video games will be the norm. Take a listen…
Email: Affleck Told PBS to Hide Slave-Owning Relative
And the pressure appeared to work on ‘Finding Your Roots’
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
An email exchange in the newly published database of hacked Sony documents looks to be embarrassing for Ben Affleck and PBS. Affleck demanded that the show Finding Your Roots withhold the nugget that he had a slave-owning ancestor, reports the Boston Globe. The pressure appeared to be successful, because when the Affleck episode aired, it made no mention of the relative. The revelation is courtesy of an email written by host Henry Louis Gates Jr. to Sony chief Michael Lynton seeking advice on how to handle the situation, reports PageSix. Lynton’s advice: “I would take it out if no one knows, but if it gets out that you are editing the material based on this kind of sensitivity then it gets tricky.” Read on http://www.newser.com/story/205621/email-affleck-told-pbs-to-hide-slave-owning-relative.html
CaseClosed2: Not only does it get tricky, it gets out that two public respected people are not truthful. Ben, so sorry you learned your ancestors owned slaves, but it is what it is, not that YOU had anything to do with it which is what you should have said when you found out. Trying to hide that fact now makes you look like a liar and one who should not be trusted. It also makes Louis Gates, Jr. suspect, because he sought the advice of another untruthful person. Why would Henry Louis Gates ask Sony chief Michael Lynton what to do? Wasn’t he involved in the Sony email scandal? One should be careful who one asks for advice.
My grandson and I were sitting in my car in a McDonald’s parking lot eating our fast food(yes, sometimes I eat it) when a driver driving a black car with tinted windows drove in and circled around the lot and parked in back of my car with the car’s lights on. There were plenty other places to park and my grandson and I were thinking the same thing at the same time, “Hey what is this driver up to?” We saw a police car leaving the parking lot and we followed. There was no need for us to stay in my car parked in the lot to find out what that diver was up to. Whatever the driver was up to it seemed to us it was us.
The moral of this story, always be aware of your surroundings.
Today, April 7, 2015 is National Beer and No Housework Day. People celebrating this day candeer beer and sit around all day doing nothing. But if they’re at work, they can’t drink beer and sit around all day. Their bosses arepaying them to look like they are working.
Where it all began:
On April 7th, 1933, President Franklin Roosevelt took a step toward ending prohibition and signed a law allowing people to brew and sell beer in the U.S., but only under certain guidelines.
As a young teen, I remember my grandma would send me around the corner from where she lived and get her a carton of draft beer and even though I was a minor, I was still sold the beer which was in a white paper container which poured from a pump in the store. Grandma sure loved her beer.
Today, beer is the most widely consumed alcoholic beverage, more than water, tea, soda or coffee.
Today is also National No Housework Day. In 2008 a study conducted at the University of Michigan found that the average married American woman does 17 hours of housework per week in addition to working 8 or 9 hours a day outside the home cause she’s a woman W O M A N, so today take your shoes off get a beer and don’t move a muscle. Tomorrow, your work will have piled up and you’ll have to work 18 hours to get it all done.
I watched The Black Girls Rock Tribute to black girls and women and it was nice to see black women being honored something that doesn’t happen too often in main stream media.There are many black women in The world who are doing extraordinary things. Today there are black women scientists, lawyers, doctors, judges, engineers and a First Lady of the United States who has paved the way for more black women to become First Ladies. The First Lady is a lady as the title states. She is not a grown girl. Girl is what whites called black women back in the history of America. and some whites still do today. It was their way of letting black women know they were less than, invisible and did not matter. Black women had no voice.
As we should not use the N word due to its negative history, we should not refer to grown black women as girls. It is racist and should be buried in the minds of whites who continue to use it because they believe they are privileged and superior, while black women are less than no matter their accomplishments, status and education. Black women should recognize this attitude and not feed into it without being aware of the origin of referring to grown black women as girls.It does matter what black women are called and it also matters what they answer to.