Monday, August 1, 2016

World Lung Cancer Day August 1, 2016

DIANE'S CORNER ... Celebrate World Lung Cancer Day

Lung cancer continues to be one of the most common cancers worldwide, claiming more lives yearly than breast, colon, and prostate cancers combined. It is estimated that lung cancer accounts for nearly one in five cancer deaths globally. In 2012, there were 1.8 million newly diagnosed cases of lung cancer alone. The American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST), alongside members of the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) commemorates, celebrates and supports those impacted by lung cancer. FIRS joins the grassroots efforts of the lung cancer community to raise awareness about lung cancer and its global impact, creating an educational movement of understanding lung cancer risks as well as early treatment around the world.
Lung cancer was a rare disease in early 20th century but its incidence has gradually increased with increased smoking and it has become the most common type of cancer in the world. The lung cancers accounts for 12.8% of cancer cases and 17.8% of mortalities of cancer worldwide. Lung cancer is a preventable disease. The factors that play a role in cancer development include tobacco products, industrial products (uranium, radiation, asbestos) air pollution, and nutritional deficiencies. Recent studies have demonstrated that the critical factor increasing the risk of lung cancer is the long-term respiration of carcinogenic materials.
Epidemiologic case-control studies by 1950s proved that smoking was strongly correlated with lung cancer. The first findings that smoking was a cause of lung cancer were published in 1962. Smoking is responsible for developing lung cancer by 94%. The risk of lung cancer is 24-36 times higher in smokers than in non-smokers. The risk is 3.5% in passive smoking. Age to start smoking, period of smoking, number of cigarettes smoked, and type of tobacco and cigarette have influence on the risk of developing lung cancer.
The IASLC World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC) is the world’s largest meeting dedicated to lung cancer and other thoracic malignancies. More than 7,000 delegates come from more than 100 countries to discuss the latest developments in thoracic malignancy research. Attendees include surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pulmonologists, radiologists, pathologists, epidemiologists, basic research scientists, nurses and allied health professionals and patients.
It is important that IASLC members help communicate the vast threat lung cancer poses around the world. They need the public and the media to understand that new research, diagnosis and treatment breakthroughs in the last 10 years have brought new hope to patients and their families. 

Word of the Day


Definition:(noun) One who has a political appointment in the government.
Usage:They viewed the placeman as a colorless bureaucrat.

Idiom of the Day

think (someone) hung the moon and the stars

 — To consider someone to be extraordinary, the best, or exceptionally wonderful. 


MTV Is Launched (1981)

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MTV is an American cable television network that was originally created to broadcast videos of pop and rock musicians. It quickly gained a wide following, and soon virtually all major pop and rock performers were making videos to be aired on MTV. In the 1990s, MTV diversified its programming, airing game shows, cartoons, sitcoms, documentaries, and reality shows. The network has had a profound impact on both the music industry and popular culture. 
first music videos on mtv:

 The very first video to be shown was "Video Killed the Radio Star" by the Buggles.

Herman Melville (1819)

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Neglected for much of his career but now considered one of the greatest American writers, Melville was born into an impoverished family and had little formal schooling. He sailed for the South Seas on a whaler in 1841, jumped ship after 18 months, and spent the next 2 years on various Pacific islands. His popular first novels were based on these adventures. His masterpiece, Moby-Dick, is both an intense whaling narrative and a symbolic examination of US democracy. 

Stranger than Fiction: Ants that Look like the Dragons in 'Game of Thrones'

Sometimes reality is more imaginative than fiction. Itty-bitty versions of two of Daenerys Targaryen's dragons actually exist outside of the "Game of Thrones" TV series in a more mundane form: They're ants. 

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1774 - Oxygen was isolated from air successfully by chemist Carl Wilhelm and scientist Joseph Priestley.

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1779 - Francis Scott Key was born. He was an American composer, attorney, poet, and social worker. He wrote a poem called "Defence of Fort McHenry" that became the lyrics to the song "Star-Spangled Banner." 

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1790 - The first U.S. census was completed with a total population of 3,929,214 recorded. The areas included were the present states of Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont and Virginia 

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1873 - Andrew S. Hallidie successfully tested a cable car. The design was done for San Francisco, CA. 

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1893 - Shredded wheat was patented by Henry Perky and William Ford. 

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1907 - The U.S. Army established an aeronautical division that later became the U.S. Air Force. 

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1960 - Chubby Checker's "The Twist" was released. 

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1971 - "The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour" was debuted on CBS-TV. 

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1973 - The movie "American Graffiti" opened. 

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1993 - Reggie Jackson was admitted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY. 


If You Were Born Today, August 1
You are a natural leader and others quite readily look up to you. You love variety and can be quite indecisive at times, but you are tough and determined when you need to be. While most consider you calm and centered, you do have a tendency to worry, particularly about money and security. Even so, you are generous and you enjoy some of the finer things in life. You can be quite successful in marketing and research, amongst other things. You quite easily see through falseness, and you much prefer to surround yourself with people who are authentic and honest. Sometimes sarcastic, you can be slightly intimidating, but mostly understood and appreciated for your sense of humor. Famous people born today: Yves Saint-Laurent, Dom DeLuise, Jerry Garcia, Sam Mendes, Demián Bichir, Scarlett Bruns, Jason Momoa, Max Carver.
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Pictures of the day

Soldiers Playing Cards and Dice

Soldiers Playing Cards and Dice (also known as The Cheats), c. 1618–1620, by Valentin de Boulogne (c. 1590 – 1632). Born in Coulommiers, France, Valentin was the son of a painter and studied in Italy under Simon Vouet.

Picture of men on a small boat from above on the Buriganga River, Bangladesh

Black Water

Photograph by Jakir Hossain Rana, National Geographic 
Seen from above, a small boat travels the Buriganga River, thick and dark with pollution, in Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh. Though the water is filled with human and industrial waste, millions depend on it for their livelihood and transportation. “The Buriganga is economically very important to Dhaka,” Jakir Hossain Rana writes. “Launches and country boats provide a connection to other parts of Bangladesh.”

this is one i do as a small gift, etc. love it in variegated, too !




thanks, sally





Retro Owl Toilet Roll Cover

Dutch Baby

A Dutch baby is a light, fluffy breakfast food similar to a popover. Served simply with powdered sugar and lemon wedges, fruit compote, or syrup.
Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Serves: 1-2
  • ¾ cup flour
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tbsp butter
  1. Place butter in a cast iron pan.
  2. Put the pan in oven and preheat to 425 degrees.
  3. While the oven is preheating mix the other ingredients in a bowl using a whisk.
  4. When oven is preheated and the butter is melted pour in the batter.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven and sprinkle with powdered sugar.
  7. Add your toppings and serve.


Cinnamon Apple Ring Doughnuts
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1 egg
2/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
Pinch of salt
Apples (I used Honeycrisp apples)
Vegetable oil (for deep frying)
Cinnamon and sugar to sprinkle over doughnuts

1. Peel, core, and slice your apples. mine are about 1/2 inch thick. If you are using a deep fryer, turn it on now and get it to about 375 degrees F.

2. Mix the egg, milk and oil in a bowl.

3. Mix flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Combine with wet mixture.

4. Dip your apples in the patter making sure they are fully covered. The batter is pretty thick, but if you find it is not sticking to your apple slices, try patting them dry with some paper towel,

5. Drop the battered apples in the fryer for about 3 minutes or until crispy and brown.
6. Pull them from the fryer and quickly sprinkle a mixture of sugar/cinnamon.

 I also got about 10 doughnuts from the batter

These super easy bangles can made with supplies you probably already have at home and will end up being your favorite summer bangles!
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Life deprived of beauty is not worthy of being called human. - Luis Barragan


Astronaut Scott Kelly drank 193 gallons of recycled urine and sweat while on the International Space Station! Submitted by Dan Paulun, W Lafayette, OH -------------------- Your heart pumps blood to every cell in your body in under a minute! -------------------- Lenworth “kip” Williamson of Saugus, Massachusetts, has gone for a run every day since his New Year’s resolution on Jan. 1, 1989—over 10,000 consecutive days!



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