Friday, August 23, 2019

Why People Could Get Parkinson’s Diseases? - Parkinson’s Diseases 1

A Parkinson’s Diseases patient (Michael J Fox Foundation)

It is estimated that around 1 million people got Parkinson’s diseases in the USA. The number increase around 60 thousand people per year.

The diseases is disturbance of physical movement due to nervous system disorder. The simple signs could be:

- tremor of hands (first tremor at one hand)
- difficult to physical movement
- no expression of face
- soft speak

In many cases, patient with Parkinson's diseases getting worse over time, even quicker if no medication at all.


A Parkinson diseases face (The Michael J. Fox Foundation).

No cure, and neither the exactly cause known. However, there is relationship between age and Parkinson’s diseases.

The older got more diseases than younger ones. Not surprising that Parkinson’s diseases is second place after aging relate diseases, Alzheimer's.

The second diseases after Alzheimer’s in term of total patient number and rate of diagnosed people per year.

Thus, both Parkinson’s and Alzheimer's have the same biggest risk factor for diseases development that is “aging.”

The question then Why people could get Parkinson’s diseases? The answer may be:
1. People getting old. Older ages vulnerable to the diseases.
2. Aging causes neuron dies which has function to control movement.

Very sad that around 26 cases in 100,000 population are diagnosed per year in the last 3 decades.

Since life expectancy is longer than previous decades, it is common to find Parkinson’s diseases in a population in industry countries in recent years.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Do you Want Free Flight for this Month?

An air plane, just for illustration

Yes, you can get free flight from airline company called “Frontier.” Off course not every body can get free ticket.

Who can get free flight? If your last names are following:
- Green
- Greene

The free flight for this month only, it is because the flight celebrating its program to reduce carbon emission.

This “green” program have several achievement so far, few of them are:
- leads company to have “more fuel efficient” than others.
- using compost-able materials for cups
- creating napkins from recycled substances
- using stir sticks made of bamboo.


Checking area of Frontier airline

Yes, my last name is Green or Greene, but my following close families are not:
- spouse
- parents
- children
- siblings

Can all of them get free flight?

No, if your close families are not have “green or greene” in their last name, thus they can’t have free flight from the Frontier airline.

In case you don’t know that the Frontier airline is “ultra low-cost carrier.” The flights destinations:
- 100 destinations in the USA
- 6 destinations to outside USA

By the way, do you have last name of Green or Greene? Good luck.

Friday, August 2, 2019

A Little Cute Colorful Cactus in the Summer Season

Yellow and red cacti

I saw quite a great number of colorful cacti sold in the nursery stores or sections of super malls in my city.

It is called as moon cactus. Small and perfect to put on the tables such as study tables.

This is a mutant cactus, where lack of chlorophyll causes colorful of cacti such as:
- yellow
- red
- orange
- pink

Moon cacti inserted onto chlorophyll’s cacti

To survive, the moon cactus was inserted onto green cactus which has chlorophyll, usually species of Hylocereus cactus.

As we know that chlorophyll absorbs energy from light to conduct photosynthesis. In the process, a plant combines water and carbon dioxide to form sugar (glucose).

Several colorful cacti

Moon cacti come from Southern America, brought and sold in the USA market. Quite popular in the USA.

Price from US$ 3 to US$ 5 each, depend very much on color, size and age.

What color of moon cactus do you like?

Homemade Local Pecan Candy Sold by a Neighbor

Pecan candies on the plate I bought pecan candy from small vendor long time ago. He said the candies are made by himself. It was ...