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Sometimes we would like to record the time we spend on certain activities. For example, if one of your goals is to study 3 hours everyday, then you might want an app like Busybox to help you track the actual time you’ve spent studying.

With BusyBox, you can track the time you spent on a variety of activities. Simply enter the activity name and activate the timer. When you are done with an activity, then just tap the screen to stop recording the time. You get a log of your activity history that clearly indicates the date, time, and the duration of your activities on a timeline. It is a great tool to see how much time you are actually working instead of taking that long break.

For each log entry of your tasks and activities, you can also add notes and other details to describe exactly what happened during that time. Were you being productive or distracted by other things? Busybox also lets you export your data to CSV files that can be opened by Excel and other spreadsheet programs. If you need an app to help you track the time you spent for your tasks and activities, Busybox is a great choice.

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via Busybox: Easily Track the Time you Spent on Various Activities | App Saga.



  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons fish sauce
  • 6 celery stalks, thinly sliced on a diagonal
  • 3 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 red chile, such as Fresno, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro leaves with tender stems
  • ¼ cup chopped roasted, salted peanuts


Calories (kcal) 160 Fat (g) 15 Saturated Fat (g) 2 Cholesterol (mg) 0 Carbohydrates (g) 6 Dietary Fiber (g) 2 Total Sugars (g) 2 Protein (g) 3 Sodium (mg) 320


  • Whisk together oil, lime juice, and fish sauce. Toss with celery, scallions, chile, cilantro, and peanuts.

via Thai Celery Salad with Peanuts Recipe – Bon Appétit.


The fight against the deadly Ebola virus is shaping up to be one of the greatest challenges modern medicine has faced in many years.

So far, more than 2,400 people have died in West Africa, in an outbreak which began in Guinea in February.

It has brought about an outpouring of international offers of support, including military personnel from the United States who will be deployed to Liberia.

The offer has been welcomed by the country’s president, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, who said she hoped it would “spur the rest of the international community into action”.

The BBC takes a look at the scale of the challenge.

via BBC News – Ebola outbreak: A great challenge to modern medicine.

The berries grow in wetlands and swamps

Wild berries native to North America may have a role in boosting cancer therapy, according to a study in the Journal of Clinical Pathology.

Scientists suggest chokeberries could work in combination with conventional drugs to kill more cancer cells.

But the UK research is at an early stage, with experiments carried out only on cancer cells in laboratories.

Cancer Research UK says much more work is needed to test the effectiveness of berries, particularly in human trials.

Innovative approaches are urgently needed to improve treatment for people with pancreatic cancer”

Henry ScowcroftCancer Research UK

Hard to treat

Researchers from the University of Southampton and King’s College Hospital, London, tested a berry extract on pancreatic cancer samples.

Pancreatic cancer is particularly hard to treat and has an average survival period of just six months after diagnosis.

The study found that when the berry extract was used, together with a conventional chemotherapy drug called gemcitabine, more cancer cells died than when the drug was used alone.

But the scientists say the chokeberry had no effect on normal body cells tested in this way.

They believe compounds known as polyphenols in the berries may reduce the number of harmful cells.

And the team previously carried out similar early work on brain cancer cells.

Henry Scowcroft, at the charity Cancer Research UK, said: “It’s far too early to say from this small laboratory study whether chemicals extracted from chokeberries have any effect on pancreatic cancer in patients.

“And the findings certainly don’t suggest that the berries themselves should be taken alongside conventional chemotherapy.

“But innovative approaches are urgently needed to improve treatment for people with pancreatic cancer – a disease for which there has been precious little progress over recent decades.”

Chokeberries grow on the eastern side of North America in wetlands and swamp areas.

Bashir Lwaleed, a senior lecturer at Southampton University, who carried out the study, said: “We need to do more research to understand how the chemotherapy and berry work together.

“At the moment we cannot suggest people go out and buy supplements – we are still at the experimental level.”

The study was funded by the Malaysian ministry of higher education and health charity Have a Chance Inc in the USA.

via BBC News – Berries in cancer therapy experiment.

Obesity is the new smoking in terms of the impact on health and the cost to the NHS, the head of the NHS in England says.

A quarter of adults – up from 15% 20 years ago – and one in five schoolchildren is obese, figures show.

The problem is estimated to already cost the NHS £9bn a year.

But NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens said if obesity rates kept rising it could even threaten the sustainability of the health service.

Someone with a body mass index (BMI) – a height-weight ratio – of more than 30 is considered to be obese, according to NHS Choices.

Speaking to the Public Health England annual conference in Coventry on Wednesday, Mr Stevens said: “Obesity is the new smoking. It represents a slow-motion car crash in terms of avoidable illness and rising health care costs.

“If, as a nation, we keep piling on the pounds around the waistline, we’ll be piling on the pounds in terms of future taxes needed just to keep the NHS afloat.”

He said, unchecked, the result of growing obesity rates would be a “huge rise” in disability and illness, such as diabetes.

Simon Stevens

His comments come ahead of the the publication of his five-year plan for the NHS next month.

One of the proposals being discussed is whether more should be spent on lifestyle intervention programmes rather than bariatric surgery and offering incentives to employers to get them to encourage their staff to become healthier.

The NHS, in particular, should take a lead on this with staff becoming “health ambassadors” in their local communities, it has been suggested.

Another option under consideration is giving local councils extra powers to make local decisions about issues such as fast food, alcohol and tobacco.

Professor Jonathan Valabhji, national clinical director for obesity and diabetes, said: “Obesity is a significant and wide scale public health issue all age groups and an issue the NHS as a whole is dedicated to tackling.

“We are seeing huge increases in type two diabetes because of the rising rates of obesity, and we clearly need a concerted effort on the prevention, early diagnosis and management of diabetes to slow its significant impact not only on individual lives but also on the NHS.”

via BBC News – Obesity is the new smoking, says NHS boss in England.

The woman had been waiting outside Morriston Hospital when she died


The grieving family of a woman in her 70s who died while said to be waiting in a queue of 15 ambulances outside Morriston Hospital, Swansea, believe the system let her down.

Sonia Powell, who had a suspected heart attack, had to wait “at least an hour”.

The ambulance service and local health board had said the wait was between 30 and 40 minutes.

Mrs Powell’s granddaughter said a doctor came only “five minutes” before she died.

Kim Thompson spoke out as an investigation into what happened before her grandmother died in the ambulance outside the hospital on Wednesday afternoon was launched.

She said her grandmother, from Banwen in the Neath Valley, was at Neath Port Talbot Hospital originally, but was being transferred to Morriston Hospital having had a suspected heart attack and fluid on the lungs.

The family was told Mrs Powell, who had been in hospital since the start of the week, would be transferred to the cardiac unit at Morriston Hospital.

‘Lack of communication’

But Ms Thompson said on arrival the ambulance driver took in Mrs Powell’s notes to the hospital where they were examined by a doctor who expressed frustration that a decision had been made to transfer her there.

At the time Ms Thompson said eight to nine ambulances were queuing there because there were no free beds.

She said the family were concerned about how her grandmother “was dealt with at the end” and were particularly concerned about what they believed to be “the lack of communication between the hospitals”.

However, she paid tribute to the compassion of individual staff.

In particular, Ms Thompson said “you couldn’t fault” the ambulance worker, and the hospital chaplain at Moriston “couldn’t have done more for us” in the aftermath.

‘Knock-on affect’

Both the Welsh Ambulance Service and Abertawe Bro Morgannwg health board said they wanted to have a “full understanding of what happened”.

Official figures show less than 70% of patients taken to Morriston Hospital by ambulance are transferred into the care of A&E within the target 15 minutes.

The figures in ABMU’s board papers for July show there has been a significant reduction in handovers taking over an hour, but managers note that both Morriston and the Princess of Wales hospital in Bridgend have “struggled to achieve the required level of compliance” with the 15 minute target.

Richard Fitzgibbons from the Association of Professional Ambulance Personnel told the BBC said: “I have never heard of 15 ambulances waiting before, but I quite often hear of up to 10 ambulances waiting outside a hospital.”

He added: “While the ambulances are waiting it is having a knock-on affect on other services.”

via BBC News – Sonia Powell who died in ambulance at Morriston hospital let down.


PUTRAJAYA – The screening of travellers for Ebola symptoms has been further stepped up at immigration checkpoints to allay fears over the spread of the disease.

Apart from screenings conducted at the country’s entry points, Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam said affected countries would also take up exit health screenings.

Malaysian airports will also query travellers coming from high-risk zones in a quarantine area.

“Those intending to visit Malaysia from yellow fever zones, such as Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Nigeria, will be asked to produce evidence of vaccinations before they are granted a visa,” Dr Subramaniam said to reporters at the ministry here yesterday.

Symptoms of Ebola include fever exceeding 38.6 °C, severe headache, muscle pain, vomiting and diarrhoea.

Dr Subramaniam stressed that a person would only be at risk of Ebola if he came into contact with someone who had contracted the disease.

As such, he said it was wrong for news reports to describe the recent hospitalisation of a Zimbabwean student in Kuching as a case of suspected Ebola.

The 24-year-old has been discharged, said Sarawak’s Assistant Public Health Minister Datuk Dr Jerip Susil.

The Sarawak Health Department was working closely with the Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre to ensure that the monitoring of travellers were carried out strictly, added Dr Jerip.

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via Malaysia steps up Ebola screening, Others news, Health News, AsiaOne YourHealth.

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