Monday, October 31, 2011

It's time for an adventurous getaway!

Aching for a holiday with your buddies? Then Buddy Up now to win fantastic holidays for four worth more than RM55,000!

The more buddies you have, the greater your chances of being rewarded. So don’t wait, you only have til 4 December 2011. Buddy Up now!

Friday, October 28, 2011

There’s a premium sedan waiting for you.

Made of pure class and elegance, the Volkswagen Passat has a luxurious interior and revolutionary engine to bring you the quietest ride you’ve ever had. With a 7-speed DSG gearbox matched with world class safety features, your VW Passat leads while others follow.

What are you waiting for? Test drive the VW Passat today. Your next car could be German!

Fight the deadly dengue!

Do you enjoy spending time outdoors? But then you run at the sound of a high-pitched noise you're familiar with... cos you know it's the return of the mosquito, coming to infect you!

It's so easy to become infected with deadly dengue, but do you know the symptoms and how to prevent it? Fight dengue by becoming an aedes-buster! Ganyang Aedes!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Would you like to be under the spotlight?

be more famous, popular or well-known? Blogs, blogshops and web-sites are just some of the online platforms that launches careers nowadays. Most of you probably even own one!

For all you future superstars, you definitely don't want to miss WebMatrix, which amplifies your online presence and optimizes your site for search engines.

Best of all, it's free! You'd best get your aviators ready for the incoming exposure with this cool tool and feature!

Hollywood & Celebrities... in Malaysia?

Get glamorous and be ready for the flashing camera lights! We are bringing the red carpet to you! ASTRO is organizing a fun night of star-studded Hollywood party coupled with first hand IPTV experience for you guys!

Grab this opportunity to be a Hollywood star and celebrity for a night! Who will you be on this night of glitz and glamor? You might just meet your McDreamy, James Bond or the super gorgeous Serena Van Der Woodsen from Gossip Girl there ;)

Do you miss the carefree, good old happy days?

Remember about the good old happy days when all you cared about was your ice cream, bicycle and bubble gums? Wouldn’t it be nice if we could relive the past?

Thanks to Olympus, we can now preserve the past with two new additions to the Olympus PEN line, the Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3 and Olympus PEN mini E-MP1! Win these awesome cameras when you participate in the ‘Happy Photography’ contest.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Heart Attack

A heart attack occurs when blood flow to a part of your heart is blocked for a long enough time that part of the heart muscle is damaged or dies. Your doctor calls this a myocardial infarction.

Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Most heart attacks are caused by a blood clot that blocks one of the coronary arteries. The coronary arteries bring blood and oxygen to the heart. If the blood flow is blocked, the heart is starved of oxygen and heart cells die.
A hard substance called plaque can build up in the walls of your coronary arteries. This plaque is made up of cholesterol and other cells. A heart attack can occur as a result of plaque buildup.
  • The plaque can develop cracks or tears. Blood platelets stick to these tears and form a blood clot. A heart attack can occur if this blood clot completely blocks oxygen-rich blood from flowing to the heart. This is the most common cause of heart attacks.
  • The slow buildup of plaque may almost block one of your coronary arteries. A heart attack may occur if not enough oxygen-rich blood can flow through this blockage. This is more likely to happen when your body is stressed (for example, by a serious illness).
The cause of heart attacks is not always known. Heart attacks may occur:
  • When you are resting or asleep
  • After a sudden increase in physical activity
  • When you are active outside in cold weather
  • After sudden, severe emotional or physical stress, including an illness

 Cardiogenic shock is a state in which the heart has been damaged so much that it cannot supply enough blood to the organs of the body. This condition is a medical emergency.


A heart attack is a medical emergency. If you have symptoms of a heart attack, call 911 or your local emergency number right away.
  • DO NOT try to drive yourself to the hospital.
  • DO NOT DELAY. You are at greatest risk of sudden death in the early hours of a heart attack.
Chest pain is the most common symptom of a heart attack. You may feel the pain in only one part of your body, or it may move from your chest to your arms, shoulder, neck, teeth, jaw, belly area, or back.
The pain can be severe or mild. It can feel like:
  • A tight band around the chest
  • Bad indigestion 
  • Something heavy sitting on your chest
  • Squeezing or heavy pressure
The pain usually lasts longer than 20 minutes. Rest and a medicine called nitroglycerin  may not completely relieve the pain of a heart attack. Symptoms may also go away and come back.
Other symptoms of a heart attack include:
  • Anxiety
  • Cough
  • Fainting
  • Light-headedness, dizziness
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Palpitations (feeling like your heart is beating too fast or irregularly)
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sweating, which may be very heavy
Some people (the elderly, people with diabetes, and women) may have little or no chest pain. Or, they may have unusual symptoms (shortness of breath, fatigue, weakness). A "silent heart attack" is a heart attack with no symptoms.


Signs and tests

A doctor or nurse will perform a physical exam and listen to your chest using a stethoscope.
  • The doctor may hear abnormal sounds in your lungs (called crackles), a heart murmur, or other abnormal sounds.
  • You may have a rapid pulse.
  • Your blood pressure may be normal, high, or low.
A troponin blood test can show if you have heart tissue damage. This test can confirm that you are having a heart attack.
Coronary angiography is often done right away or when you are more stable. You may also have tests such as an electrocardiogram (ECG).
  • This test uses a special dye and x-rays to see how blood flows through your heart.
  • It can help your doctor decide which treatments you need next.
Other tests to look at your heart that may be done while you are in the hospital:
  • Echocardiography
  • Exercise stress test
  • Nuclear stress test


You will most likely first be treated in the emergency room.
  • You will be hooked up to a heart monitor, so the health care team can look at how your heart is beating.
  • The health care team will give you oxygen so that your heart doesn't have to work as hard.
  • An intravenous line (IV) will be placed into one of your veins. Medicines and fluids pass through this IV.
  • You may get nitroglycerin and morphine to help reduce chest pain.
Abnormal heartbeats (arrhythmias) are the leading cause of death in the first few hours of a heart attack. These arrythmias may be treated with medications or cardioversion.
Angioplasty is a procedure to open narrowed or blocked blood vessels that supply blood to the heart. Usually a small, metal mesh tube called a stent is placed at the same time.
  • Angioplasty is often the first choice of treatment. It should be done within 90 minutes after you get to the hospital, and no later than 12 hours after a heart attack.
  • A stent is a small, metal mesh tube that opens up (expands) inside a coronary artery. A stent is often placed after angioplasty. It helps prevent the artery from closing up again.
You may be given drugs to break up the clot. It is best if these drugs are given within 3 hours of when you first felt the chest pain. This is called thrombolytic therapy.
Some patients may also have heart bypass surgery to open narrowed or blocked blood vessels that supply blood to the heart. This procedure is also called open heart surgery.
The following drugs are given to most people after they have a heart attack. These drugs can help prevent another heart attack. Ask your doctor or nurse about these drugs:
  • Antiplatelet drugs (blood thinners) such as aspirin, clopidogrel (Plavix), or warfarin (Coumadin), to help keep your blood from clotting
  • Beta-blockers and ACE inhibitor medicines to help protect your heart
  • Statins or other drugs to improve your cholesterol levels
You may need to take some of these medicines for the rest of your life. Always talk to your health care provider before stopping or changing how you take any medicines. Any changes may be life threatening.
After a heart attack, you may feel sad. You may feel anxious and worry about being careful in everything you do. All of these feelings are normal. They go away for most people after 2 or 3 weeks. You may also feel tired when you leave the hospital to go home.
Most people who have had a heart attack take part in a cardiac rehab program. While under the care of a doctor and nurses, you will:
  • Slowly increase your exercise level
  • Learn how to follow a healthy lifestyle
To prevent another heart attack:
  • Keep your blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol under control.
  • Don't smoke.
  • Eat a heart-healthy diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, and low in animal fat.
  • Get plenty of exercise, at least 30 minutes a day, at least 5 days a week (talk to your doctor first).
  • Get checked and treated for depression.
  • Limit yourself to no more than one drink a day for women, and no more than two drinks a day for men.
  • Stay at a healthy weight. Aim for a body mass index (BMI) of between 18.5 and 24.9.

What does it take to create a better life?

Maybe a better life is to make changes where you can, like the saying ‘Be the change you want to see.’ Be it a small change; the desire to make others happy, or a big change; finding a cure for a disease, share your journey to a better life.

Celebrate this Deepavali with Petronas.
May this festival of light guide you to a better life.

Learn the art of pampering.

MAD Deal of the Day: RM50 instead of RM580 for 4-hour Hand / Lip / Face Spa Class + Daily Makeup Class OR Facial Spa Class at Dee Creative Collections, Setapak. Free Scrub + Surprise Voucher.

Ever wondered how to do a pampering session without leaving your doorstep or treat your mom, girl friends, or loved ones to a relaxing self-made spa treatment at home?

Or maybe, you would like to venture into the pampering business?

Love taking a shot at those lil green pigs?

MAD Deal of the Day: RM65 instead of RM95 for 1 3D Angry Birds Real Battlefield Game Set from Hobbysportz, Tesco Kepong. Nationwide Delivery Available.

Addicted to Angry Birds?

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Get the highest savings interest rate in town

Open a Standard Chartered e$aver or SuperSalary account in october and maintain a minimum average daily balance of RM3,000 and get a special interest rate of 5% p.a. for the bonus period. On top of that, you can even get a Limited Edition Dulce Gusto Coffee Machine or a 42" Philips LCD TV for signing up for Priority Banking.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The 7 wonders in 1 pizza.

Can you handle 7 cheeses in 1 pizza melting in your mouth? Try Pizza Hut’s new Ultimate Cheesy 7 Pizza. I can’t wait to share this with my family and fellow cheese lovers!

There’s beauty in getting together. Eat, Laugh, Share at Pizza Hut!

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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Do you think you have what it takes to be the strongest?

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