Bitten By A Mosquito?

Don’t Worry

Try these natural remedies

1. Lemons

Step 1: Cut a lemon into half.

Step 2: Rub the inside of 1 of the halves on your skin for quick relief.

2. Aloe Vera

Step 1: Chill aloe vera gel in the refrigerator for 10-15mins.

Step 2: Rub it directly in the affected area.

3. Garlic

Step 1: Apply minced garlic directly onto the affected area.

Step 2: Leave it on for a few minutes, then wash it off.

4. Ice packs

Step 1: Hold an ice pack on the affected area for 10-15mins. Or.

Step 2: Hold the affected area under cool running water for a few minutes.

5. Toothpaste

Step 1: Simply dab some toothpaste onto the affected area to reduce itching.

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Fire In The Workplace

Fire In The Workplace

Preventing fires is everybody’s job

In year 2010, over 60 death cases and 3900 injuries caused by burn occurred in Malaysia. As one former Secretary of Labor said, “Fires wreak havoc among workers and their families and destroy thousands of businesses each year, putting people out of work and severely impacting their livelihoods. The human and financial toll underscores the serious nature of workplace fires.”

Unfortunately, there are dozens of ways for workplace fires to start—chemicals, electricity, flammable liquids, combustible materials, compressed gases, smoking, even poor housekeeping. We need to protect against all these potential fire hazards all the time to make sure we’re not one of the 3900 workers that experience the pain today.

Here’s what you can do to prevent workplace fires:

  • Store chemicals properly in tightly closed containers.
  • Read labels and MSDSs for the fire hazards related to the chemicals you use.
  • Keep flammable and combustible materials away from ignition sources.
  • Keep incompatible chemicals away from each other.
  • Check containers regularly for damage or leaks.
  • Clean flammable liquid spills right away, and dispose of liquids and cleanup materials properly.
  • Make sure cords and plugs are in good condition before using electrical equipment.
  • Don’t overload electrical circuits.
  • Keep hot equipment away from combustible materials.
  • Shut down electrical equipment that smokes or sparks.
  • Obey smoking rules and “No Smoking” signs.
  • Extinguish cigarettes and matches completely in designated containers.
  • Handle compressed gas cylinders carefully and keep them away from heat.
  • Keep your work area free of trash
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Get Up And Stretch!

Get Up And Stretch!

Many people might think that stretching is just something to be done if you have a few extra minutes before or after pounding out some miles on the treadmill. The main concern is exercising, not stretching, right?

Not really! Although studies about the benefits of stretching are mixed, stretching may help you improve your joint range of motion, which in turn may help improve your flexibility and decrease your risk of injury.

Stretching has so many benefits. Just start a program of stretching, and you will soon notice many of them. Some of the benefits of stretching are:

Increased flexibility and range of motion

As we age, our muscles tighten and we have less range of motion in our joints. Simple activities that we once took for granted, like cutting our toenails, picking things up from the floor or zipping a dress, can all become difficult. A regular stretching program can help lengthen your muscles and make these daily activities easier and more enjoyable.

Improved circulation

Stretching improves circulation of blood to the muscles and joints. Increased blood circulation, of course, brings nutrients to our cells and removes waste byproducts.

Better posture

Chronically tense and tight muscles contribute to poor posture, which in turn can affect the functioning of our internal organs, not to mention our appearance. Stretching the muscles of the lower back, shoulders and chest can help keep the back in better alignment and improve posture.

Relaxation and stress relief

Stretching, done properly, helps to relax tense muscles which result from stress. The feeling of relaxation brings a sense of well-being and relief from tension.

Reduce or prevent lower back pain

Greater flexibility and range of motion in the hamstrings and muscles of the hips and pelvis help to reduce the stress on your spine that causes lower back pain.

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7 Reasons Why You Should Juice

7 Reasons Why You Should Juice

  1. A good way to get your daily serving of fruits and veggies
  2. You’ll absorb nutrient better with less digestion
  3. It strengthens your immune system
  4. Improves body energy level
  5. Eases food eating habits
  6. Reduces body inflammation
  7. Re-hydrates your body
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First Aid For Burns

First Aid For Burns

What causes burns?

You can get burned by heat, fire, radiation, sunlight, electricity, chemicals or hot or boiling water.

There are 3 degrees of burns:

  • First-degree burns are red and painful. They swell a little. They turn white when you press on the skin. The skin over the burn may peel off after 1 or 2 days.
  • Second-degree burns are thicker burns, are very painful and typically produce blisters on the skin. The skin is very red or splotchy, and may be very swollen.
  • Third-degree burns cause damage to all layers of the skin. The burned skin looks white or charred. These burns may cause little or no pain because the nerves and tissue in the skin are damaged.

What you need to do immediately?

  1. Stop the burning to prevent a more severe burn.
    • Heat burns (thermal burns): Smother any flames by covering them with a blanket or water. If your clothing catches fire, do not run: stop, drop, and roll on the ground to smother the flames.
    • Electrical burns: After the person has been separated from the electrical source, check for breathing and a heartbeat. If the person is not breathing or does not have a heartbeat, call 911.
    • Chemical burns: Flushed with large amounts of cool water. Take off any clothing or jewelry that has the chemical on it. Don’t put anything on the burned area, such as antibiotic ointment. You can wrap the burn with dry cloth.
    • Cold temperature burns: Try first aid measures to warm the areas. Small areas of your body (ears, face, nose, fingers, toes) that are really cold or frozen can be warmed by blowing warm air on them, tucking them inside your clothing or putting them in warm water.
    • Tar or hot plastic burns: Immediately run cold water over the hot tar or hot plastic to cool the tar or plastic.
    • Liquid scald burns (thermal burns): Run cool tap water over the burn for 10 to 20 minutes. Do not use ice.
  2. Look for other injuries. The burn may not be the only injury.
  3. Remove any jewelry or clothing at the site of the burn. If clothing is stuck to the burn, do not remove it. Carefully cut around the stuck fabric to remove loose fabric. Remove all jewelry, because it may be hard to remove it later if swelling occurs.
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