TAIPEI — Personal hygiene is very important and it’s something that we should never ignore! Most of us probably take at least one shower a day (may depend on climate and other conditions!) and brush our teeth twice a day but for this Taiwanese woman, she really did her part in saving water by taking a bath only once a year.
And for this odd reason, she was compelled to divorce with her husband.
Yes, you heard it right. A Taiwanese man was granted for divorce as his wife’s reluctance to take a shower, among other problems, was preventing them from starting a family.
The New Taipei City District Court on Thursday (Jan 4) approved a petition for divorce by a husband who claimed psychological torture due to his now ex-wife’s unsanitary habits, according to Taipei Times.
The plaintiff, who remains unnamed, said that his wife, surnamed Lin, only bathed once a year and did not brush her teeth or wash her hair on a regular basis.
The man claimed that he had suffered psychological torture from her bad personal hygiene. In the beginning, the man said that she wasn’t that bad. When they were dating, she would bath once a week but after they got married, things got worse.
After they tied the knot, her personal hygiene habits gradually grew worse to the point that a decade later, bathing was just a once in a year.
He explained that she would only take a bath during New Year and when she finally stepped into the bathroom, her shower took three hours.
The man said that due to Lin’s unhygienic habits, they only had sex once a year, which prevented the couple from having children for a decade.
To cover up any nasty bad breath, Lin would rather chew gum (than brush her teeth) to get her breath minty fresh and she’d also rather put on a hat to cover her oily hair, instead of washing it like most of us do.
He also alleged that his wife discouraged him from having a job and the couple was unemployed, while living with her parents. He was forced to rely on his mother-in-law for their living expenses.
“We remained poor, as neither of us had a job,” the man said, adding that he was even unable to pay his National Health Insurance contribution and could not afford to visit a dentist.
But in late 2015,the man finally decided to move out of the house and found a job in Hsinchu, but did not tell his wife. After a month, she found that he was working and demanded that he quit his job, but he refused and the man decided to file for divorce.
The wife has denied all the allegations as she said that her parents treated him like a son.
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Drinking 3 cups of coffee or tea daily may keep stroke risk at bay
KATHMANDU — There have been several conflicting studies on the health benefits of drinking coffee and tea and their various varieties. But drinking up to three cups of coffee or tea in a day is safe because it reduces irregular heartbeat and stroke risk, according to a new study published in the journal JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology.
Coffee has previously been believed to worsen abnormal heart rhythms, as doctors generally discourage patients suffering from the condition. However, the results of this particular study say that a daily consumption of upto 300 mg of caffeine may be safe for arrhythmic patients.
This is because the caffeine acts as a stimulant to the central nervous system and blocks the effect of adenosine. Adenosine is a chemical which causes Atrial Fibrillation (AFib).
A single cup of coffee contains about 95 mg of caffeine. It acts as a stimulant to the central nervous system and works to block the effects of adenosine — a chemical that causes AFib.
AFib is the most common heart rhythm disorder, causes the heart to beat rapidly and skip beats, and if left untreated, can cause strokes.
“There is a public perception, often based on anecdotal experience, that caffeine is a common acute trigger for heart rhythm problems,” said lead author Peter Kistler, Director at Melbourne’s Alfred Hospital.
But, “caffeinated beverages such as coffee and tea have long-term anti-arrhythmic properties mediated by antioxidant effects and antagonism of adenosine,” he added.
A meta-analysis of 228,465 participants showed that AFib frequency decreasing by 6 per cent in regular coffee drinkers, and an analysis of 115,993 patients showed a 13 per cent reduced risk.
Another study of 103 post-heart attack patients who received an average of 353 mg of caffeine a day showed improvement in heart rate and no significant arrhythmias — or abnormal heart rhythms, that cause the heart to beat too fast, slow or unevenly.
However, in two studies, where patients drank at least 10 cups and nine cups of coffee per day, showed an increased risk for ventricular arrhythmias (VAs) – a condition in which the lower chambers of the heart (ventricles) beat very quickly.
On the other hand, patients with pre-existing heart conditions who consumed two or more energy drinks — that contains concentrated caffeine — per day reported palpitations within 24 hours.
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