here are 10 freaky but totally scientific explanations to what happens to your body after you die.
We might not all agree about what happens in the afterlife, but we can be certain about what happens to our bodies after we die. Watch the clip to find out the disgusting disintegration that will happen to all of us.
When a couple of people retrieved a body of a person who drowned at sea, what they saw wasn’t quite what anyone would expect.
Dozens Of Fish squeezed themselves out of a dead man’s neck once he was brought to show. These fish made their way in to the body through the neck area and were eating the body from inside out, unfortunately for them the body was recovered and brought to show before they could finish what they started.
this however the sad destiny of anyone who drowns in a sea, river or lake.
At the end of February 2016, El Nino continues to exert its influence across the earth and is expected to continue at least through spring of 2016. February was the warmest February on record (137 year history) for the earth, according to NOAA and NASA.
In Europe, drought conditions further intensified around the Mediterranean Sea this month. In Asia, drought remains entrenched across the Indian sub-continent, around Mongolia, and in the West. Tree ring research in the Middle East indicate the present drought, beginning in 1998, is likely the most severe in the last 900 years, according to NASA. In Vietnam, the Mekong River is at its lowest level since 1926. In Africa, short-term drought intensified again this month in the northern portion of the continent, around the Mediterranean, and remains intense in the South. In Zambia and Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls are being affected by the Zambezi River flowing at a 30-year low. If the drought continues, downstream hydroelectric power is expected to be reduced or stopped in the next six months. In Morocco, drought has reduced the wheat harvest by half. In North America, drought remains entrenched in the higher latitudes, while the Southwestern U.S. experienced some drying. In the US Pacific Northwest, an ample snowpack has improved, and is expected to further improve, drought conditions there. In South America, drought remains in the northern part of the continent while the South saw much-needed rain again this month. In Colombia, farmers from the Bolivar Province have abandoned their land after drought ruined their crops. In Oceana, drought continues in Southern Australia and Papua New Guinea. Australian beef sales to the U.S. have increased over the past three years, while drought in the U.S. Southwest reduced livestock there.
NASA Finds Drought in Eastern Mediterranean Worst of Past 900 Years
A new NASA study finds that the recent drought that began in 1998 in the eastern Mediterranean Levant region, which comprises Cyprus, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, and Turkey, is likely the worst drought of the past nine centuries.
Scientists reconstructed the Mediterranean’s drought history by studying tree rings as part of an effort to understand the region’s climate and what shifts water to or from the area. Thin rings indicate dry years while thick rings show years when water was plentiful.
For January 2012, brown shades show the decrease in water storage from the 2002-2015 average in the Mediterranean region. Units in centimeters. The data is from the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment, or GRACE, satellites, a joint mission of NASA and the German space agency.
Credits: NASA/ Goddard Scientific Visualization Studio
In addition to identifying the driest years, the science team discovered patterns in the geographic distribution of droughts that provides a “fingerprint” for identifying the underlying causes. Together, these data show the range of natural variation in Mediterranean drought occurrence, which will allow scientists to differentiate droughts made worse by human-induced global warming. The research is part of NASA’s ongoing work to improve the computer models that simulate climate now and in the future.
“The magnitude and significance of human climate change requires us to really understand the full range of natural climate variability,” said Ben Cook, lead author and climate scientist at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies and the Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University in New York City.
“If we look at recent events and we start to see anomalies that are outside this range of natural variability, then we can say with some confidence that it looks like this particular event or this series of events had some kind of human caused climate change contribution,” he said.
Cook and his colleagues used the tree-ring record called the Old World Drought Atlas to better understand how frequently and how severe Mediterranean droughts have been in the past. Rings of trees both living and dead were sampled all over the region, from northern Africa, Greece, Lebanon, Jordan, Syria and Turkey. Combined with existing tree-ring records from Spain, southern France, and Italy, these data were used to reconstruct patterns of drought geographically and through time over the past millennium. The results were accepted for publication in the Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, a publication of the American Geophysical Union.
Between the years 1100 and 2012, the team found droughts in the tree-ring record that corresponded to those described in historical documents written at the time. According to Cook, the range of how extreme wet or dry periods were is quite broad, but the recent drought in the Levant region, from 1998 to 2012, stands out as about 50 percent drier than the driest period in the past 500 years, and 10 to 20 percent drier than the worst drought of the past 900 years.
Having such a large area covered allowed the science team not only to see variations in time, but also geographic changes across the region.
In other words, when the eastern Mediterranean is in drought, is there also drought in the west? The answer is yes, in most cases, said Kevin Anchukaitis, co-author and climate scientist at the University of Arizona in Tucson. “Both for modern society and certainly ancient civilizations, it means that if one region was suffering the consequences of the drought, those conditions are likely to exist throughout the Mediterranean basin,” he said. “It’s not necessarily possible to rely on finding better climate conditions in one region than another, so you have the potential for large-scale disruption of food systems as well as potential conflict over water resources.”
In addition, the science team found that when the northern part of the Mediterranean—Greece, Italy, and the coasts of France and Spain—tended to be dry when eastern North Africa was wet, and vice versa. These east-west and north-south relationships helped the team understand what ocean and atmospheric conditions lead to dry or wet periods in the first place.
The two major circulation patterns that influence when droughts occur in the Mediterranean are the North Atlantic Oscillation and the East Atlantic Pattern. These airflow patterns describe how winds and weather tend to behave depending on ocean conditions. They have periodic phases that tend to steer rainstorms away from the Mediterranean and bring in dryer, warmer air. The resulting lack of rain and higher temperatures, which increase evaporation from soils, lead to droughts.
“The Mediterranean is one of the areas that is unanimously projected [in climate models] as going to dry in the future [due to man-made climate change],” said Yochanan Kushnir, a climate scientist at Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, who was not involved in the research. “This paper shows that the behavior during this recent drought period is different than what we see in the rest of the record,” he said, which means that the Levant region may already be feeling the affects of human-induced warming of the planet.
The 900-year record of drought variability across the Mediterranean is an important contribution that will be used to refine computer models that are used to project drought risk for the coming century, Kushnir said.
More than 60 people have died after a FlyDubai passenger jet smashed into the ground while attempting to land at a Russian airport.
Flight FZ981 was carrying 55 passengers and seven crew members from Dubai when it crashed at Rostov-on-Don airport around 4am Moscow time.
Four children were among those killed in the smash, which happened as the plane attempted to land for a second time in bad weather conditions. Thirty-three women and 18 men were also travelling.
The plane went up in flames after its tail hit the runway and disintegrated, a statement released by Russia’s Emergencies Ministry confirmed. Pilot error or a technological failure are thought to be the two main causes being investigated.
The aircraft, which was allegedly piloted by Cypriot Aristos Sokratous, was predominantly carrying Russian passengers, although eight Ukrainians, two Indians and one person from Uzbekistan were also on board.
Emergency services were this morning at the airport attempting to clear up the debris from the Boeing 737. Photographs showed officials standing in thick fog and rain as they scoured the crash site.
Meanwhile, relatives were pictured sobbing at the airport as FlyDubai began to contact families about the crash.
A statement from the aircraft said: ‘We are currently contacting relatives of the passengers and crew who were on board and we are offering any help we can to those affected.’
Nicos Anastasiade, president of Cyprus, also paid tribute Mr Sokratous, who leaves behind a child and was allegedly recently married.
Ovarian cancer may be a disease that strikes more often in a woman’s 50s and 60s, but experts say it’s important to be aware of the symptoms in your 20s and 30s so you will be tipped off when something’s wrong. (GIF: Getty Images/Priscilla De Castro for Yahoo Health)
In the 40 years since the “War on Cancer” began, the number of deaths from ovarian cancer has dropped very little. While five-year survival rates for breast cancer stand at almost 90 percent, the odds of surviving ovarian cancer five years after diagnosis are just half that, roughly 45 percent. We’re still lacking an early-detection test for the deadliest of all gynecologic cancers, which seems to progress rapidly and carry only vague symptoms.
However, many women who are diagnosed with ovarian cancer are not blindsided by it. For months sometimes, they remember feeling “off.” But in the hustle and bustle of life, it’s easier to ignore symptoms that seem shadowy and evasive, until they become firm and concrete.
“I was probably sick for two years, but I brushed it off — and that’s what bothers me most,” says survivor Jenn Sommermann, now 50, who was diagnosed in 2007 at age 41. “They’ve long said ovarian cancer is the silent killer. Now, we’re saying it’s the cancer that whispers.”
Although the hallmark symptoms of the cancer can be vague, research has shown there are four key early symptoms of ovarian cancer: bloating, urinary changes, difficulty eating or feeling full quickly, and pelvic or abdominal pain. While symptoms are not identical for each person because cancers grow differently in everyone, experts say, the biggest tip-off with these is that they don’t go away. Even though most women who develop the disease will be over age 50 (the average age of diagnosis is 61), it’s important to understand your own bodily norms even when you’re in your 20s and 30s — like the length and duration of symptoms, the way you bloat, when in your cycle you feel most tired — so you can know when something changes.
Here, women who have had ovarian cancer share what the signs felt like, before they ever knew they had it.
At first, Sommermann didn’t think much of her bloating — even though she’d gone through early menopause, the discomfort was still common. “Even afterward, you still cycle,” she explains. But one morning, Sommermann remembers noticing the look of her stomach while lying on her back in bed. “I told my husband, ‘My belly doesn’t even lay flat anymore. It’s still popped out,’” she says. “I just thought, This is not my body. That’s when I started pressing on my stomach and felt a mass.”
Fast-forward 72 hours, and Sommermann had been diagnosed with stage 3 ovarian cancer and undergone a full hysterectomy. Although she assumed the eggplant-size tumor that doctors found was on the left side, where she’d initially felt something awry, the mass was actually on the right. “All the organs had been pushed to the left side to make room for the tumor,” she explains.
Mary Schwarzenberger, 62, felt bloating and other symptoms slowly take shape this past winter. She initially dismissed them. “I’m not the type to run to the doctor, because I’ve always been very healthy,” she says. “To me, it just felt like bloating — but I probably should have known. I was doing ab work and sit-ups at the time like a maniac, and it wasn’t going away. I just attributed it to getting older.”
Difficulty eating or feeling full quickly
At the same time, Schwarzenberger had little want for food — even though, all her life, she’d been a good eater. “Normally, I’d eat a ton,” she explains. “But over the course of the winter before I was diagnosed, I’d eat and get full really quickly. This was somewhat strange, because it was winter, where I tend to be less active and eat more comfort foods.”
During those few months, as Schwarzenberger was feeling full and losing her characteristic appetite, she also dropped 20 pounds with very little effort. “I should have known sooner, since I was taking the weight right off,” she explains.
Urinary frequency or urgency
On April 2, Schwarzenberger saw her general practitioner for urinary symptoms. Initially thinking frequency and urgency issues were a byproduct of the aging process, she eventually thought she might have a urinary-tract infection.
Upon examination, her GP felt an enlarged ovary. “He arranged to get me in at the hospital immediately to have an ultrasound,” Schwarzenberger says. That enlarged ovary was a sign of stage 1B ovarian cancer. On April 15, she had a hysterectomy at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia.
Sommermann says she noticed something odd just days before her diagnosis: She started waking up in the middle of the night to urinate regularly, where she’d previously rarely felt the urge to go at all. “At the time, I’d thought maybe I was drinking too much before bed,” she says. “I’d been trying to hydrate more often, so I thought maybe I needed to stop drinking water around 7 p.m. instead of later on.” The reality: The growing tumor was pressing against her bladder.
Pelvic or abdominal pain
The tumor wasn’t only causing problems for Sommermann’s bladder, but also for her entire digestive system. She was experiencing upset stomach and indigestion late at night, which she couldn’t seem to shake. “I was on the little purple pill,” she says, referring to NEXIUM, used for acid reflux. But it wasn’t helping.
Schwarzenberger also says she was beginning to have digestive issues, as well, experiencing frequent stomachaches — another symptom of life in your 60s, she was still convinced.
Individually, each sign of ovarian cancer may not seem earth-shattering. But when added up, the subtleties spell trouble — and can take their toll. Sommermann says she felt intense fatigue before diagnosis, another symptom some women report experiencing, along with back pain, pain with sexual intercourse, constipation, and menstrual abnormalities. “I couldn’t sleep the tiredness away,” she says. “I’d sleep for 12 hours on the weekend, and wake up thinking, ‘I still need more rest.’”
Luckily, Sommermann took action the moment she felt that bulge in her stomach, even though she was rather young and otherwise healthy. She had recently taken up triathlons, which she credits with helping to save her life. “I had become really aware of my own body,” she explains. “That’s what drove me to press for a diagnosis.”
The telltale sign
For most, ovarian cancer is not silent. Above all else, perhaps the telltale sign of the disease is simply that gut feeling that something is wrong inside your body. “With all the symptoms happening in succession, deep down, I just knew,” Schwarzenberger says. “I attributed it to getting older at the time, but that little voice inside me always knew.”
You have to know your body’s norms. Sommermann says if your body begins to deviate from those baselines and doesn’t change back, you need to tell your doctor as soon as possible. “Every woman knows what’s normal for her own body,” she says. “For instance, you know how much your weight fluctuates in a month, how much you gain or lose with your cycle.” If it dips or soars two months in a row, she says, something may be up. Don’t wait until you’re sure there’s a major problem to ask for tests.”
Sommermann was treated by Stephanie Blank, MD, a gynecologic oncologist at NYU Langone Medical Center’s Perlmutter Cancer Center, while Schwarzenberger was treated by Stephen C. Rubin, MD, chief of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology at Fox Chase Cancer Center.
Both docs stress the need to stay on top of symptoms. “Ovarian cancer is a fast-growing disease,” Rubin tells Yahoo Health. “Someone who gets checked and appears to be normal four to six months earlier can come in again and have advanced-stage cancer.”
Here’s how to be vigilant, and what to do if diagnosed.
Ask for a transvaginal ultrasound. Getting a regular check from your gynecologist isn’t enough. “A Pap smear has nothing to do with ovarian cancer,” Blank tells Yahoo Health. “A Pap smear checks for cervical cancer.” While a doc might be able to feel a mass or enlargement on exam, a transvaginal ultrasound is your best bet — a test you can ask for if you suspect something is up. Depending on which doctor you’re seeing, Blank says a primary-care physician may be less familiar with this form of imaging.
Know your risk. If you have risk factors for ovarian cancer, like a family history or mutation of the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene, it’s wise to be even more aware of signs and symptoms. Although there are no formal recommendations about ovarian cancer screening, high-risk women can ask their doctors about a blood test that measures levels of CA-125, a protein secreted by ovarian cancer cells. Since this number is elevated in 80 percent of ovarian cancer cases, it might be a good idea to know your baseline at a young age.
Get a gynecologic oncologist. If you are diagnosed with ovarian cancer, find a specialist to handle your care if possible. Although some regions don’t have many, a gynecologic oncologist is your best bet. “Research does show survival rates increase when patients have a gynecologic oncologist,” Blank says. “It’s more comprehensive care, the doctor has years more training, and it really is a tight-knit, long-term relationship.”
Listen to your gut. Doctors and patients can’t stress this enough: Don’t bat away symptoms because you’re busy and they seem manageable. If a change in your body persists, or you develop a quirk that is unusual for your body, see a gynecologist right away. “You have to live,” Blank says. “You can’t run to the doctor every time you have a symptom like bloating, or you’d be there all the time — this is about a shift that lasts over time. If a woman is telling her concerns to a doctor and not getting the response she wants, she should talk to another doctor. You have to be your own advocate.”
It’s the stuff of nightmares. You’ve been having random, intense headaches for months, for no apparent reason. You finally turn to your doctor for answers. And their answer is…
A parasite. And not just a single parasite. EIGHT tapeworm eggs lodged firmly in your brain, surviving off your blood supply and beginning to grow.
That’s exactly what happened to 31-year-old Yadira Rostro, a woman from Garland, Texas. After suffering with headaches and loss of vision, Rostro went to the hospital – only to be informed sacs of larvae from tapeworm eggs had begun to grow inside her brain.
The parasites were likely picked up on a holiday two years ago, where Rostro may have ingested food contaminated with fecal matter containing a tapeworm or an egg (a common way for tapeworms to transfer between hosts). Tapeworms normally pass through the body in a reasonably harmless manner, but occasionally the worm can travel to different parts of the body via the bloodstream and end up lodged somewhere you really don’t want them.
The eggs have since been removed and Rostro is expected to make a full recovery.
For years we have been hearing that Islam has always been ‘hijacked’ by certain muslim extremists, but we dare ask… does that really matter?
Yes we understand that MOST Muslims are peaceful, however. That should always come with the helpful figure that those extremist muslims that you so hesitantly include in your circle make up about 15%-20% of the Muslim population.
That doesn’t sound too menacing, now does it? Well wait for it… Those 20% manage to make up around 270 million people of the world. That’s 270 people who have killed in the name of Allah.
Here’s an amazing response to someone who thinks Muslims are not portrayed correctly. It’s perfect.
What a fantastic answer to a Muslim. We are tired of hearing this argument over and over again. It was refreshing hearing a politician speak so clearly on Islam!