Patient In Doctors Seat

  Technology made hundreds of changes. It changed how we communicate,how we travel,the way we are living and now it is changing doctor patient relationship to a new level,wher


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Ministry of Health launches nationwide anti-polio campaign  The polio campaign to administer two doses of the polio drops will take place in two phases, announced UAE Ministry o


by Leen B Jesmas

The first high-level global event to focus on the nutrition challenges of the 21st century is taking place at Rome from 19 th to 21st of this month.The event will focus on malnutrition which is considered as one of the world's most serious but least concerned health issue.There are annoying figures about hunger and malnutrition to be discussed in this international summit.While 805 million people on the planet regularly do not get enough to eat, a staggering 2 billion suffer from nutrition deficiencies or other effects of inadequate diet. That's 30 percent of the world population.The worst affected are the children of African and developing countries.The event on Nutrition which will be attended by high-level government representatives from about 150 countries, UN agencies, intergovernmental organizations, members of civil society, foundations, the private sector and experts from around the world and Pope Francis , is expected to endorse a sweeping political declaration committing themselves to doing more, individually and collectively, to tackle malnutrition, in all its form.The health world is curiously waiting for the Declaration on Nutrition from Rome.

Patient In Doctors Seat

by Dinsho George

  Technology made hundreds of changes. It changed how we communicate,how we travel,the way we are living and now it is changing doctor patient relationship to a new level,where doctors are so passive. At American Society for Clinical Pathology 2014 meeting what we can hear is that the practice of medicine is in the midst of a technology-propelled revolution that places patients in the driver's seat."I think the e patient movement has already begun to change the ecosystem between physicians and patients," presenter Bertalan Mesko, MD, from Semmelweis University in Budapest, told to the press.New technologies like smart phones can be used for checking ECG,blood pressure etc. E patients save physicians time and energy, because they have more specific questions and their compliance rates are better because they understand why they should do something.He added.Over the next few years, the technologies that will find their way into medical practice will be "intuitive" and will require a very short learning curve before they can be easily used, Dr Meskó predicted.There are numbers of apps that can be used for our good health.Use those apps wisely and be the good consumer of new technologies.

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by Vijayalakshmi V

Ministry of Health launches nationwide anti-polio campaign
 The polio campaign to administer two doses of the polio drops will take place in two phases, announced UAE Ministry of Health officials. Over 400,000 children across the country will be vaccinated against polio as part of a precautionary drive against the disease that has re-emerged in different parts of the world.

Dubai adopts natural breastfeeding initiative
 The natural breastfeeding support committee in Dubai Medical District launched the “child-friendly primary health centres” initiative of the Ministry of Health.Nasser Al Budoor, Director of Dubai Medical District, said the initiative adopts the strategic plan of the ministry for 2014-2016 to enhance the healthy lifestyles of the UAE society and disseminate health awareness. The event also coincides with the natural breastfeeding week that ends today.


by Bose R C

Recent research, at KU Leuven's Laboratory for Molecular Virology and Gene Therapy, have identified, how a  human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) recognize and integrate with human DNA. HIV can get itself inserted into a specific location of the DNA and this determines the progression of the HIV/ AIDS. The study was published online in the journal Cell Host & Microbe. As soon as the virus enters into the bloodstream, it binds to and invade the host immune cells. The virus latter reprogrammes the invaded immune cells to make new HIV particles. The protein integrase, that produced by the virus, plays an important role to make this process, a successful. The protein integrase, helps the HIV to recognize a short segment in the DNA and get inserted into the host DNA. Protein integrase, can insert viral DNA at many places in the host DNA. The segment and process of insertion of DNA into the host DNA had puzzled the scientist for many years. First author of the study Jonas Demeulemeester, explained, HIV integrase has a chain of 200 amino acids. Out these 200 amino acids, only 2 amino acids are responsible for the insertion.Professor Rik Gijsbers said, they also found that, sometime the amino acids of the integrase, that are responsible for the insertion, keep changing. These variant viruses also integrate into the host DNA at a different site than the normal virus does and the variant viruses broke down the immune system more rapidly. This knowledge had opened a new perspective towards the development of the treatment of HIV/AIDS. This probably can be achieved by re-targeting the integration site of the host DNA to a 'safer' part.This study was conducted in African HIV patient (at University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa), together with Dr. Thumbi Ndung'u. The team was studying the impact of these viral variants on the progression towards AIDS in a cohort of African HIV patients

Brain Damages Could Be Reduced, Study Says

by Jayakrishan

Scientists have uncovered a surprising way to reduce The brain damage caused by head injuries can be reduced in a surprising way, scientists have uncovered this untold story. This special technique stops the body's immune system from killing brain cells.Blows to the head cause brain damage allowing the immune cells in the blood to come into contact with brain cells and destroy them. Experiments were made on mice and it was found that an immune-based treatment reduced the size of brain lesions.If the study becomes succesful in humans, this would prevent brain damage from accidents, and protect players of contact sports like American football, rugby and boxing.

Colour your hair to perfection

by Anagha Mahesh

If discussions involving you invariably resolve around your grey hair, it is time to give yourself a makeover. Darker hair colors enhance the look of neatly cut styles and make men look youthful. If temporary hair mascaras, conditioners or trimmings have not been sufficient to conceal the silver streaks on your side burns and front flicks, it is time to hit the salon. Men should get their hair colored at a salon the first time, instead of dyeing at home. Grey hair coloring solutions are available at salons do not involve dyeing hair with harmful chemicals. Choosing the right color tone for the first time is very important. Image consultant and men's grooming experts insists on keeping the skin tone in mind while choosing the hair color. Go for black only if you must, as it can sometimes look too artificial, explains some eminent stylists.

Pineaple Chicken Tenders

by Anjali J Menon

1 Cup Pineapple Juice
2 Pounds Chicken Breasts
1/2 Cup Powdered Brown Sugar
1/3 Cup Light Soya Sauce

 Mix pineapple juice, brown sugar, and soy sauce in a       small saucepan over medium heat.
 Remove from heat just before the mixture comes to        a boil.
 In a medium bowl, place the chicken breasts.
 Cover with the pineapple marinade, and refrigerate          for at least 30 minutes.
 Preheat grill for medium heat.
 Place chicken lengthwise onto wooden skewers.
 Lightly oil the grill grate. Grill chicken tenders 5 minutes    per side, or until juices run clear.
 Serve It Hot.....


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