Saturday, July 12, 2008



A bend on the Newell Highway near Peak Hill must be removed after it caused two truck accidents earlier this year, according to Dubbo MP Dawn Fardell.
Mrs Fardell has told NSW Parliament two B-doubles tipped in the space of two weeks on the same bend at Hallinan’s Creek, between Peak Hill and Alectown.
She said local police had told her they were forced to “hug the middle line” in order to take the bend safely.
“That accident was not caused by bad driving but rather, was attributed to the bend in the road,” Mrs Fardell told Parliament.
She was pulled over for a breath-test when driving from Parkes to Dubbo, and the police officer told her at the time how police are forced to deal with the bend.
“The highway patrol officer told me that when he is driving a police vehicle there, he has to hug the middle line to take the bend safely because of the camber of the road,” she said.
“On the outside of the bend there are potholes and the grade is sloped the wrong way.”
Mrs Fardell has asked the RTA to remove the bend to solve the problem.
“Those two incidents would have been recorded in Roads and Traffic Authority statistics as truck incidents,” she told Parliament. “Neither was the fault of the truck driver. The fault lies in the construction of the road, and the highway patrol officer agrees with me.”
The RTA did not respond by the time of gonig to print.
One of accidents occurred in early April, when a 57-year-old Victoria man lost control of his B-double and it flipped on its side. The highway was completely blocked for hours.
Mrs Fardell brought up the bend in the road as she spoke against the state government’s changes to road transport laws.
“(The legislation) shows no consideration whatsoever for people involved in the heavy vehicle industry,” she said.
She told Parliament that under the legislation, a driver stuck in roadworks could be penalised simply for being stuck.
The government is proposing a stepped rate of penalties for every 15 minutes a driver is caught driving over their accredited 12-hour or 14-hour limit.
“If a driver is delayed by roadworks or an accident on the Newell Highway for longer than the proposed… period, he or she is not assisted by the inadequate number of recognised rest areas to pull over,” she said.
“The Newell Highway does not have enough rest areas to allow truckies their time out. Of course, those drivers then get pinged if they do not arrive at their destination by the specified time.”

Friday, July 11, 2008

Anti-aging methods - Handle with wrinkles

Cigarette smoke, drugs, air pollution, alcohol, radiation from television and especially computers, a busy life and chemicals. These are all the factors, which generate the free radicals and cause “oxidative stress” in our body. Free radicals attack all our vital cellular structures such as cell membranes, which have been related to accelerated cellular aging and also wrinkles. From this stand point our body needs antioxidants, whose job is to neutralize the free radical cells and to protect the cells in our body from accelerated aging and wrinkles.
Symptoms of aging can be categorized such as: Increasing and clear wrinkles, dry and dull skin, pale or ashy skin colour, skin with the loss of elasticity and age spots. Since symptoms are overlapped, you have to find the anti-aging method that will work best for you. If you have trouble finding the best anti-aging method, here are some guidelines that can help you handle with your wrinkles:
First of all you have to clean your face every night before you go to sleep. You should moisturize your skin in order to provide an intense hydration. Your moisturizing cream must include essential fatty acids and ceramides. In addition to these, your cream should include antioxidant protection such as: Real OPCs, which is extracted from grape seeds and pine bark, vitamin E and C. These antioxidants help to neutralize aging free radicals.
Anti-inflammatories, such as Green tea, is also very important in order to diminish irritation. You should avoid using harsh products, which are too heavily fragranced. Using such products will cause an irritation especially in dry skin.

Another important method for anti-aging is to avoid excessive sunlight especially between the hours of 10.00 AM to 3.00 PM, when the radiation of the sun is very high. Sunlight has a profound effect on the skin; both UVA and UVB radiation will cause skin damage, especially wrinkles. You must use a cream, that has Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of 15 or greater, you have to apply the cream half an hour before you go out in the sun.
Another issue, that I want to add, is that you have to protect your skin, not only from the outside, but also from the inside. You have to eat vegetables and fruits and you should buy vitamin tablets. Dermatologists also say that vitamin B6 is very essential for a healthy skin. Last anti-aging method that I want to add is: Think positive - look smarter. This is the motto that will make you look younger.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Skincare Tips: Newest Facial Hair Removal Skin Care compares the newest and best options for facial hair removal.
Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) June 30, 2008 -- Beauty aisles are chock full of creams, lotions, scrubs and serums with sophisticated ingredients and a bounty of benefits. While there are plenty of solutions for crow's feet and wrinkles, the remedies for facial hair can seem lacking by comparison.'s latest article, "Let's Face It: Facial Hair Removal," explains the pros and cons of the most popular methods to help readers choose the best option for their personal needs.
What causes facial hair growth?
Excess facial or body hair appears on women of all backgrounds. Multiple factors weigh in, including hormones, stress, heredity and ethnicity. It's normal to find dark hairs on the face, neck and even the upper lip or cheeks. Hair can also grow in areas like the chest and back. Some women have just a few extra hairs, while others experience more dense growth.
Do it yourself
From plucking, shaving and waxing to depilatories and bleach, there's certainly an array of hair removal methods. Finding the best method will depend on factors like how much hair a person has and how fast it grows back. Fortunately, most of these at-home treatments are low in price and offer good results.
Plucking or tweezing
Pros: One of the easiest methods, tweezing works best for stray hairs on the chin or eyebrows. When properly tweezed, hair is removed from the root. For the best results, invest in high-quality tools. When tweezing, grasp the hair and then pull it out slowly and carefully in the direction of hair growth.
Cons: Due to inefficient tweezers or rushing, sometimes only a portion of the hair is removed, leaving stubble and ingrown hairs. Side effects can include redness, a tingling sensation or white bumps where the hair was plucked. What's more, tweezing takes time, since each hair must be removed individually. And the results don't last as long as other methods.
Pros: A good option when hair growth is thick and tweezing becomes too time-consuming.
Cons: Results only last a day or two, after which the tell-tale stubble will surface. Shaving can also cause bumps, ingrown hairs and razor burn. Because facial skin is much thinner and more delicate than the legs, irritation is more noticeable.
Creams or depilatories use chemicals to dissolve the hair shaft below the skin's surface.
Pros: Quick and inexpensive; results should last one to two weeks. Also, as the hair grows back, it should be finer.
Cons: The chemicals that dissolve the hair can be irritating to skin, especially on the face. Additionally, many women find that depilatories don't completely remove the hair, leaving behind stray hairs that must be plucked individually.
Importantly, don't use depilatory creams around the eyes. Use extra care with other sensitive areas on the face, such as around the nose or mouth.
Waxing is one of the oldest, most popular hair removal treatments for facial hair. Several varieties of wax are available, including azulene and beeswax, to effectively remove stray hairs from anywhere on the face. Typically, after the wax is heated, it's applied to the skin. Then strips are pressed down and pulled off, removing the hair.
Pros: Results last anywhere from two to four weeks. With each treatment, hair should grow back softer and finer. Many women visit a salon for their waxing, but it can also be done at home. Thankfully, today's waxing kits are user-friendly.
Cons: Depending on a person's pain tolerance levels, waxing can be painful. The other downside? It's crucial to wait until the hairs have grown out slightly, at least a week, before waxing again.
Pros: Considered the most painless option, bleaching is generally used for the upper lip.
Cons: Because bleaching doesn't actually remove hair -- it just makes hair lighter and less noticeable -- it remains thick and visible, especially in the sunlight.
Permanent solutions
Today's best options are electrolysis and laser hair removal. Choose a reputable practitioner before starting any treatments.
Electrolysis uses a thin needle and electrical current to destroy the hair follicle.
Pros: When done properly, electrolysis removes hair permanently. Because this method removes one hair at a time, it's ideal for areas with stray hairs, such as the eyebrows, chin, cheek or upper lip.
Cons: Permanent results require several sessions, which can take up to a year or longer. Done improperly, electrolysis can lead to continued hair growth, or worse, scarring. People also shouldn't pluck stray hairs, shave or wax between treatments, because this strengthens the hair, thereby hindering effectiveness.
Laser hair removal uses a laser to vaporize or destroy the hair root with pulsated beams of light.
Pros: Results typically keep hair re-growth at bay for three months, and side effects are minimal. Best of all, laser hair removal can treat large areas in a short amount of time. It's also a great option for areas such as the upper lip.
Cons: Many incorrectly assume this is a permanent method of hair removal, but it's actually considered permanent hair reduction. Also, because the laser doesn't target individual hairs, it isn't recommended for precise areas like the eyebrows or stray hairs on the chin or cheek.
Similarly, it's not ideal for people with light skin and light hair or dark skin and dark hair. The best candidate is someone with light skin and very dark, coarse hair. Due to the laser's reaction with skin's melanin, hyperpigmentation can occur with darker skin. As with electrolysis, long-term benefits take commitment and perseverance.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Sun Screen: On summer Time

Most people think that by having a natural dark skin, they are protected against the sun.

But the truth is, they’re not!
It is true that dark skin provides some protection against sun damage.
People with light skin types have a much higher incidence of skin cancer than to people with dark complexion. But dark skin is not a guarantee against skin cancer.

Yes, you read it right.
No one is exempted.
With too much exposure of the sunlight, it leads to more skin damage and further darkening as it has harmful ultraviolet rays.
I know you are aware that the sun can harm your skin and increase your chance of long-faced consequences, including skin cancer.

Scary huh?

Though it's not the only safeguard you need to take, but sunscreen is one of the easiest ways to protect you against pigmentation and it is a best first line of defense

Okay...okay, you got it!
I’m just making sure you're with me.
Now your asking what ingredients to look for in a sunscreen?
Simple! Here we go.

* Select a broad-spectrum products because it provides protection against UVA which is responsible for aging and UVB radiations, the one causes burning.
* Look for an ingredient labels like oxybenzone, sulisobenzone, avobenzone (Parsol 1789), ecamsule, titanium dioxide or zinc oxide.
* Look for sunscreens that are water resistant, which offers some protection against washing off in water or when perspiring heavily.
* If you have sensitive skin, look for sunscreen that doesn't contain potential allergens, such as fragrances or dyes, and is specifically designed for your type of skin.
* Look at the expiration date. Mostly you can find it at the back or at the bottom part of the tube.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Sun Burns

Sunburns are burns to living tissue such as skin produced by overexposure to harmful ultraviolet rays that comes from sun. Almost everyone has been sunburned or will become sunburned at some time.
Symptoms and Causes:
Reddish skin
Skin hot to touch
General fatigue
Mild dizziness
Improper tanning bed use is also a source of sunburn.
How to Cure:
To go out in direct sun is very risky but you can prevent yourself with some of the effective following options.
You can use sunscreen and reduce the risk of sunburns.
You can include extra clothing such as hat and gloves as they help in protecting from harmful sunrays.
Moderate sun tanning without sun burning can also prevent sun as it increases the amount of melanin that is a skin photoprotectant pigment that is skin’s natural protector against the harmful rays.
Whether sunscreen prevents or promotes the development of melanoma depends on the relative importance of the protective effect from the topical sunscreen and the harmful effects of the absorbed sunscreen.
Use cool clothes at the sun affected areas.
Avoid taking sunbaths when sun is on its worst.
You can use an umbrella before going under sun.
Reasons to happen: Everyone knows that it’s best to practice sunburn prevention before you head outdoors, but stuff happens.
Your kids convince you to hang out at the playground longer than planned.
The baseball game goes into extra innings and your sunscreen wears off.
You fall asleep by the pool.
If you travel to the southern United States, regions close to the equator or places at high altitudes all offer the unwary visitor an opportunity to be injured by sunburn.

Monday, July 7, 2008

What Is The Cause Of Skin Cancer

by Adrian Fletcher

Skin cancers develop when the body is exposed to too much ultraviolet radiation (UV rays). Some of the DNA in the skin cells that are exposed to UV rays begin to mutate. They become known as oncogenes that instruct the cell to grow haphazardly.
If these cells are not destroyed by the immune system they will develop into cancerous growths. You can be exposed to UV rays in many ways but the most common way is by exposure to the Sun.
However, some people can be exposed to sunlight more than others and never appear to develop skin cancers. It seems that some people are more sensitive to the ultraviolet radiation than others (although too much exposure to the sun will result in skin cancer for most people eventually). This is true and is based on the amount of melanin in the body. Melanin is the body’s natural defense against the sun. It turns the skin brown as a way prevent it from burning. This is the tan that many people cultivate.
People with pale skin, fair or red hair and light colored eyes have less melanin than people with darker complexions. They are more sensitive to the sun. Their skin will most likely burn than go grown in the sun. Sunburned skin is painful but it is also an indication that your skin has been exposed to too much UV rays. Prolonged exposure to the sun or constant sunburn will facilitate the development of skin cancer.
Another factor that can increase the chances of developing skin cancer is any family history of the disease.
The effects of skin cancer can vary. Basal cell carcinoma is the most common form of skin cancer. It will often look like a mark on the skin that could be brown or red. It may be raised from the skin or flat to begin with. It generally doesn’t spread and is considered to be a benign cancer. It can appear anywhere on the body but mainly on areas that are directly exposed to the sunlight.
Squamous cell carcinoma is also found on parts of the body that come into contact with sunlight. This form of skin cancer is more likely to spread than basal cell carcinoma but it generally only spreads to the surrounding skin cells. Often the blemish or mark will look brown or red. This mark will get bigger over time as more cells become cancerous. It can also become scaly and develop scabs.
Melanoma is the third form of skin cancer. It is rare but potentially serious. It doesn’t always appear on areas of the body directly exposed to sunlight but can be in unusual places, like the feet, that may rarely come into contact with sunlight. Again, it might look like a red or brown blemish or spot initially. As it develops it may develop into a lump under the skin.
Melanoma is the most likely form of skin cancer to turn malignant. It can grow at a rapid and uncontrollable rate throughout the body. It can grow through tissue and organs. It can get so large that it affects many of the functions in the body.
If melanoma spreads throughout the body it can be very hard to treat.
The best way to guard against skin cancer is to limit your exposure to sunlight and protect your skin when in the sun. Also monitor any unusual skin blemishes or lesions or unusual lumps. Get your skin checked out from time to time by a skin specialist. Avoid other things that can expose you to UV rays.
About the Author:
Learn how to identify the common symptoms of skin cancer and the different types of skin cancers

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Forever Young with Anti Aging Skin Care Products

by Geoff Hopkins

In an era where 50 is the new 40, and 40 is the new 30, many women attribute their youthful beauty to finding the most effective Anti Aging Skin Care Products. Gone are the days when a woman only used soap and water for her complexion.
Now, women begin using anti-aging products as early as their teenage years. With the publicized effects of the sun, smoking, diet, air pollution and harsh chemicals in the water, a protective daily moisturizer featuring an SPF (sun protection factor) agent is imperative for every woman.
One key element of many women’s skincare routine is a protective daily moisturizer. Considering the harsh effect of pollution, chemical exposure, the sun, and other elements we are exposed to daily, a quality moisturizer with an SPF (sun protection factor) agent is of utmost importance.
The fundamentals of skin physiology remain the same at any age, however several things do change over time, including the rate of metabolism, how quickly cells turnover, levels of key hormones and how rapidly your skin can slough off damaged cells.
A good product will moisturize, tone, and chemically exfoliate a woman’s skin. It should also work to minimize swelling and inflammation. Keep these qualities in mind when selecting a product to use.
Keep in mind, too, that the same Anti Aging Skin Care Products can work very differently for individuals. Everyone’s oil glands produce varying amounts of lubrication and react uniquely to the same elements. It is always a good idea to apply a new wrinkle cream to a small test area on the back of your hand or inner arm to ensure your skin doesn’t experience any irritation or a rash.
Remember, too, that how you apply the produce makes a difference. Because the best wrinkle cream contains a mix of both active (those that actively improve your complexion) and inactive ingredients (those that help deliver or stabilize the active elements), the success of the product is dependent upon the ingredients’ effectiveness and whether they can penetrate your skin cells.
Be sure to cleanse your face before applying the cream and refrain from using hot water. Apply the cream to slightly moist skin that is warm to the touch. Lastly, use short, firm strokes and don’t rub or stretch your skin. Following these guidelines will ensure that your Anti Aging Skin Care Products will keep you looking young and vibrant for years to come.
About the Author:
Geoff Hopkins has worked in the anti wrinkle cream industry for years. He maintains websites about lifecell skin care and wrinkle treatments.

Exercise Tips for Breast Enlargement ..

Breasts have no muscles, but only fat cells, milk-ducts and glands. All these are held together in the breast in a web of soft connective tissue. So, exercising cannot help increase your bust size. However, with exercising, you can get a firmer and a more prominent line that makes your bust appear larger. Similarly, in case if you have a heavy bust, you would lose some of the droop that can spoil your bust shape.
In fact, all of us know that exercise is good for us. There are exercises for various parts like the back, the arms and the legs. The same way, there are exercises for enlargement of breasts. Swimming is a superb exercise that gives your bust the best shape you would like to have by exercising the breast muscles against resistance of the water.
Breast exercises firm up the pectoral muscles below your breasts. After they become firmer, the breast tissues become stronger and suppler. Basically breast enlargement exercises are chest expansion exercises.
Apart from exercises, breast massages also help in the breast enlargement. Breast massages are easy to do, and can be done without the help of any special equipment. These massages are done by applying different pressures on the breasts in a set pattern. This ensures better circulation of blood in the breast, and also flushes out any dangerous toxins.
Below are two exercises for breast enhancement.
Exercise 1:
a. Lie on your tummy with the elbows bent, and fingertips facing inwards. Rest your forehead on the floor.
b. Slowly raise your head and body, pushing down with hands, arching your spine and bending the neck backwards.
c. Pull in your stomach muscles and lift your stomach off the floor.
d. Slowly lower upper back and shoulders to floor to the original position. Relax.
e. Repeat.
Exercise 2:
a. Hold your arms straight in front of you, at shoulder level.
b. Bring your hands slowly, towards your shoulders clenching your hands as though you are pulling something strenuously.
c. Repeat 5 times.