Showing posts from June, 2005

As Serious as a Heart Attack

The most surprising point from this news below is that partially hydroenated oil is already known for its harmful effects on health, and still the government agencies overseeing public health are giving corporations with big bucks till next year for listing their oil contents so that public knows the truth, albeit too late for many. Regards, Sohel Most people who pay attention to their diets know that partially hydrogenated oil contains trans fat that clogs the arteries and reduces the "good" cholesterol that helps unclog them. Beginning next year, companies must disclose trans-fat amounts on food labels. But it is already clear that the Food and Drug Administration is going to have to do more to protect the public from heart-threatening fats. One problem, detailed in a report from the Center for Science in the Public Interest, is that some companies that don't use trans fat nevertheless use other dangerous oils. Other companies, searching for trans-fat alternativ

Fearing Splashing Urine, Flushing Toilet

Fearing Splashing Urine, Flushing Toilet By Mahbubul Karim (Sohel) June 4, 2005 Blame urine. Blame that flushing toilet. No doubt that we stand here at this turbulent moment of our contemporary time and observe with dismay the spiraling incidents, one after another, going out of control, day by day. A thoughtful observer may also take it to heart that what would have been utterly unthinkable in only a recent past before the world gone crazy, has slowly but unmistakably taken the shape of humdrum world event, as if desecrating one fifth of humanity’s precious scripture can be considered a not so unique event. In a world where our senses and overall consciousness are constantly getting tinkered with the newly innovative information outlets, where bombs, guns and endless violence beginning to rule our perceptions of existence, splashing urine on or flushing down thousands of years old holy book for the Muslims, devoted or casual, may still raise alarm for a more virulent and dyn