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FIRST AID FOR HEAT STROKE It is important for the person to be treated immediately as heat stroke can cause

permanent damage or death because of the fact that body temperature rises above 104 degree F. There are some immediate first aid measures you can take while waiting for help to arrive. Get the person indoors. Remove clothing and gently apply cool water to the skin followed by fanning. Apply ice packs to the groin and armpits. Have the person lie down in a cool area with their feet slightly elevated Bed rest is generally advised and body temperature may fluctuate abnormally for weeks after heat stroke. How can heat stroke be prevented? There are precautions that can help protect you against the adverse effects of heat stroke. These include: Drink plenty of fluids during outdoor activities, especially on hot days. Water and sports drinks are the drinks of choice; avoid tea, coffee, soda and alcohol as these can lead to dehydration. Wear lightweight, loose-fitting clothing in light colors. Schedule vigorous activity and sports for cooler times of the day. Protect yourself from the sun by wearing a hat, sunglasses and using an umbrella. During outdoor activities, take frequent drink breaks and mist yourself with a spray bottle to avoid becoming overheated. Dr Ritu Try to spend as much time indoors as possible on very hot and humid day

Most Of The Windows Will Die On 11 July!


Swapnil Bhartiya, EFY News Network (Wednesday, July 05, 2006 10:20:25 AM) (10 Rating)

Seven days after the American Independence day, the world's most popular operating system will be pulled off from life support system.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006: New Delhi: The fate of Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition (SE), and Windows Millennium Edition (ME) was sealed months ago when Microsoft announced that it would stop all support for these operating systems from July. MS is also withdrawing support from XP Service Pack 1, requesting all users to upgrade to SP2. But the dilemma users are facing is that the next version of the OS, Windows Vista, is nowhere in the view. It is expected to be released sometime in 2007. So, the only option open to the users is Windows XP, which will also become obsolete once Vista is out.

Microsoft is being criticised for the irrational decision of pulling the plug off the operating systems without offering the latest update. This will also affect potential users, once shifted to XP, only few would further upgarde to Vista. Whereas, if MS had extended the support till Vista was out, it could have got more takers. But, at the same time, MS doesn't want to kill XP, thus it wants to maintain the market for the most popular OS, Windows XP, by withdrawing support from olders versions of its operating system. The withdrawl will affect users in India to a great extent as people are still using the older versions, especially Windows 98. There is a myth among users that it is less vulnerable to virus attacks, as there are few viruses now written for the 'old monk'. Secondly, users are so familiar with the old OS that they consider XP or latert versions as aliens to them. Another reason is that most of the users don't want to spend on upgrading while their current OS is still working well. But the withdrawl of support will force these users to shift to upgraded versions. EFYTimes covered in April, "the company will stop supporting these operating systems on 11 July. Post-July, users won't get public or technical support from the company. MS is ceasing the development and shipment of security updates; however, the online self-help will remain available until 11 July 2007." Now, with the deadline approaching it is time to say 'adios' to the much loved Windows 98.